Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
08-06-2012, 09:23   #226
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
A Collection of Stasi Stickpins















HerrScheisse is offline  
Thanks from:
Advertisement
08-06-2012, 09:24   #227
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732










HerrScheisse is offline  
Thanks from:
08-06-2012, 23:07   #228
Little Alex
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrScheisse View Post
Below a volunteer badge to a helper of the Volkspolizei from 1976.
I think that one's for full-time MdI, not for volunteers.

HerrScheisse! I think you are in fact an MfS operative and probably quite fluent in wooden language.

---

What lighting source are you using? Daylight?

Focal length and with what lens, f-stop, Kelvin temperature, tripod, exposure time? Fill us in!

---

Edit: the badge was also awarded to volunteers, seemingly, along with full-time MdI members.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abzeich...E2%80%9C_(MdI)

Last edited by Little Alex; 09-06-2012 at 17:26.
Little Alex is offline  
08-06-2012, 23:14   #229
Little Alex
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,295
Have you got any "dark collar" era stuff yet, HS? When you get into that there really is no turning back! Just letting you know in advance.
Little Alex is offline  
09-06-2012, 21:47   #230
Fuinseog
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,317
a few nice medals available here

https://www.militaria-agent.com/cata...S_IN_JUNE_2012.
Fuinseog is offline  
Advertisement
10-06-2012, 20:47   #231
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Alex View Post
I think that one's for full-time MdI, not for volunteers.

HerrScheisse! I think you are in fact an MfS operative and probably quite fluent in wooden language.



---

What lighting source are you using? Daylight?

Focal length and with what lens, f-stop, Kelvin temperature, tripod, exposure time? Fill us in!

---

Edit: the badge was also awarded to volunteers, seemingly, along with full-time MdI members.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abzeich...E2%80%9C_(MdI)

Comments like that will result in more wooden language in response and may advertently result in surveillance, both overt and covert, such that the overt may be supplemented by covert to assess the effect on subject.


About the photos - the most important thing when taking photos is that you are naked. Possibly wearing boots for dramatic effect, and maybe a French beret for the finishing touch.


Thanks for the update - the Urkunde does state that it was a volunteer helper.

Last edited by HerrScheisse; 10-06-2012 at 20:52.
HerrScheisse is offline  
10-06-2012, 20:52   #232
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Little Alex View Post
Have you got any "dark collar" era stuff yet, HS? When you get into that there really is no turning back! Just letting you know in advance.
Not yet, I have been avoiding going there. I started with one random DDR medal less than a year ago and now look what has happened! Buying an NVA uniform and visiting Mielke's office...MfS stuff is like crack to me already and I do not want to escalate the problem any further.
HerrScheisse is offline  
18-06-2012, 14:13   #233
MedalFuhrer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Der Medal Fuhrer Bunker
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrScheisse View Post
Pablo Neruda was the adopted name of a Chilean poet and diplomat. Strongly affected by what he witnessed in the Spanish Civil war, his work and writing became more oriented toward social and political matter.

The DDR issued a commemorative set in his honour, the rear with the text:

Wir schwören fortzusetzen deinen Weg bis zum Sieg des Volkes.

We swear to continue your way to the victory of the people.




Are sure that this isn't Alfred Hitchcock??

MedalFuhrer is offline  
(3) thanks from:
18-06-2012, 20:39   #234
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
Ha Ha Ha now that is uncanny! Well spotted sir!

Like your Tag Der Arbeit tinnie with Christopher Walken on it!
HerrScheisse is offline  
Advertisement
05-07-2012, 01:28   #235
Little Alex
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by HerrScheisse View Post
I started with one random DDR medal less than a year ago and now look what has happened!
So HerrScheisse, which (East) German dialect have you chosen to go with? Prussian, Platt, Saxon?

My collecting has been very quiet recently, but I'm expecting some very interesting articles next week. Let's see if they materialise!
Little Alex is offline  
10-07-2012, 10:49   #236
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
A good operative should be able to switch between any of them flawlessly

I look forward to seeing your new stuff - unfortunately I have nothing new coming in the near future.
HerrScheisse is offline  
16-07-2012, 10:55   #237
Little Alex
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,295
True enough, HerrScheisse. Like the USSR operative from The Fourth Protocol who, we are lead to believe, could even speak English in Irish dialects. Must re-read some Frederick Forsyth books at some stage.

Anyway, my box of goodies arrived. T
here's a lot to get through! I'll post photos in due time.
Little Alex is offline  
24-07-2012, 23:14   #238
Little Alex
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,295


A little collection I came by recently. I'd have liked to have gotten the other awards, but the collection seems to have been split up: I have only the later medals, not the earlier ones.

I'll post about the other collection I came by when the dust settles.
Little Alex is offline  
14-09-2012, 09:31   #239
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
Here is the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze, a nice heavy piece and one all the high ranking cheeses had hanging on their jackets. It is a national award issued annually, possibly even by "Uncle Junior"



HerrScheisse is offline  
15-09-2012, 19:44   #240
HerrScheisse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wunderbar
Posts: 732
And now for something different, a DDR stamp used for sealing official documentation with candle wax, a method beloved of the officialdom of cold war nations.



Considering it is such a finely crafted piece and in quite good condition, I just had to give it a try



I think I will use it to seal all my letters, it will certainly keep the postman alert!
HerrScheisse is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet