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The German Democratic Republic (GDR or DDR - Deutsche Demokratische Republik) was founded on October 7, 1949. The National People's Army (NVA - Nationale Volksarmee) was established on March 1, 1956, from the forerunner Barracked People's Police (KVP - Kasernierte Volkspolizei). The NVA had four main branches: the Ground Forces (Landstreitkräfte), the People's Navy (Volksmarine), the Air Defence (Luftstreitkräfte/Luftverteidigung) and the Border Troops (Grenztruppen der DDR). In the 1950's there were newly introduced; Uniform Insignia, Service Career Badges (Laufbahnabzeichen), Classification Badge (Klassifizierungsabzeichen) and Orders, Medals and Military Decorations. The honor dagger of the NVA (NVA Ehrendolch) was introduced in 1961 for officers, generals and admirals. The new system of various decorations that was inspired by those of the USSR. The GDR was disbanded and peacefully reunited with Germany on October 3, 1990.

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Awards & Medals

East German - NVA Faithful Service Medals

East German - NVA Faithful Service Medals


DDR, Nationale Volksarmee - Medaille F√ľr Treue Dienste in den Kampfgruppen. Instituted October 6, 1965, for faithful and conscientious performance of duty in the ranks of combat groups. Bronze (10 Years), Silver (15 Years), Gold (20 Years) and Gold with Clasp (25 Years). They all come with their appropriate ribbon bar and issue case. ... See More
Item Number:    M-32065
Rating:    NM
Price:    $59.95 USD
Lapel/Alpine Hat Coat of Arms Pins

Lapel/Alpine Hat Coat of Arms Pins


A great nine-piece group of enameled district Coat of Arms pins! Sometimes you will see these on Alpine Hats in Ocktoberfest. They measure 14mm x 16mm. I believe eight of these were made shortly after the war. ... See More
Item Number:    PN-30877
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $49.95 USD
Lapel/Alpine Hat Coat of Arms Pins

Lapel/Alpine Hat Coat of Arms Pins


A great eight piece group of Enameled District Coat of Arms pins! Sometimes you will see these on Alpine Hats in Ocktoberfest. They measure 14mm x 16mm. I believe these were made shortly after the war. ... See More
Item Number:    PN-30876
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $29.95 USD

Belt Buckles

East German Army EM Buckle

East German Army EM Buckle


An East German Army EM/NCO's Belt Buckle. It is made of a die stamped steel base, that is grey enamel painted. The box buckle obverse has a pebbled outer field, while depicting the East German ensign. The reverse has a dual post and catch system, and is brenlack coated. The buckle measures 2 9/16 inches wide by 2 inches tall. Cool! ... See More
Item Number:    BB-22822
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $39.95 USD

Headgear

West German Veterans Association Officer Visor

West German Veterans Association Officer Visor


Nice visor for veterans featuring a band embroidered with iron crosses. Blue liner, very good condition. ... See More
Item Number:    Vi-32779
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $199.95 USD

Accoutrements

East German Army Dagger Hangers

East German Army Dagger Hangers


The die struck buckles, clips, back connector and bands are all constructed out of an alloy base that have been silver washed. The back connectors, bands and buckles depict decorative oak leaves and acorns throughout. The stitching, flatwire and reverse blue-grey cotton are in near perfect condition. All of the clips are in well working condition! ... See More
Item Number:    HG-33162
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $79.95 USD