Auction 101

Lot 113:

25 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD GERMAN POLICE

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $160

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25 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD GERMAN POLICE

The Police Long Service Award (Polizei-Dienstauszeichnung) was a long service medal awarded to active members of the German Police during WWII as a political award. Professor Richard Klein designed the awards, which varied slightly in design depending on the length of service of the recipient. The gold twenty-five-year service cross is the first class award. The medal is decorated with the police insignia on the obverse, consisting of a national eagle emblem surrounded by an oakleaf wreath. The reverse side of the medal shows the inscription ‘Fuer Treue Dienste in der Polizei’ (For Faithful Service in the Police). A blue ribbon with a clasp is attached to the medal. The ribbon suspension ring and medal loop are both intact.

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