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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

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:    $79.95 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:    $39.95 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