WW2 German Police Medal, legit and retail worth

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Mark in Cleveland, Tn.
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WW2 German Police Medal, legit and retail worth

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 17 Feb 2023 03:44

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Post by matthew4108 » 18 Feb 2023 00:47

Looking good from where I sit. Sorry, can't help with its value unfortunately.

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Post by Hans1906 » 18 Feb 2023 11:57

Hi Mark,

here a little more info on the "Dienstauszeichnung der Polizei 1.Stufe für 25 Jahre 1938"
The service awards for the police were donated on the 5th anniversary of the seizure of power by the National Socialists on January 30, 1938 by the Führer and Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler. The award consisted of 3 levels. The 1st level for 25 years of loyal service, the 2nd level for 18 years and the 3rd level for 8 years of loyal service in the police force. The 1st and 2nd stages are crosses, gold plated and silver plated respectively. The 3rd level is a medal. When calculating the length of service, periods of military service and periods as civil servants were taken into account. People who were expelled from the NSDAP could not be honored. From 1940, retirees and civil servants who were reinstated could also be awarded. The time before retirement and the time after re-employment counted. From 1941 police reservists and from 1942 members of the air protection police were also entitled to receive messages. From November 1941, the award was extended to Austria and the Sudetenland. On August 12th, a golden oak leaf with the number 40 was donated. However, this was no longer manufactured or distributed. The awards ended on December 19, 1944. The service award for 25 years has a yellow national police eagle embroidered on the ribbon. There are crosses in bronze gilded or war metal gilded. Source: J. Nimmergut, German Orders and Decorations up to 1945, Vol. IV, 2001...

Estimated collector's price: 240 - 260 € in gilded bronze
170 – 200 € in fine zinc, gold-plated
Source and link: https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/natio ... 45%2C%20Bd.

The award certificate is priced similarly, with a few exceptions going up...
My first copy in the 1980s was a full set from a private family sale, with box and certificate, costing around 80,- German marks at the time.

Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polizei-D ... %281938%29

Greetings to Cleveland! :milwink:


Hans
P.S. Source for the attached photo: https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/Po ... 19-hermann
* (The signature of Adolf Hitler was printed as a facsimile.)
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