EAST GERMANY Medal for 20 Years of Loyal Duty in Civil Defense Gold


GERMANY, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, Medal for 20 Years of Loyal Duty in Civil Defense, Gold, no date (1960s-80s), Obverse: national emblem of shield on which: ZIVIL VERTEIDIGUNG, FÜR TREUE PFLICHTERFÜLLUNG around, Reverse: national emblem, FÜR DEN SCHJTZ DER ARBEITER UND BAUERN-MACHT, gold colored base metal, 35mm, original ribbon on brass frame, AU

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They really liked to give out awards in East Germany. The society was poor in material stuff, give them a badge so they can feel better about the way they used their time.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.