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    GERMAN POLICE & BORDER GUARD patches

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    Post by bond007a1 Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:34 pm

    I got all of these as a lot from ebay last year sometime.

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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:23 am

    The first badge is a BW sports arm badge, found on things like track uniforms. The second one is something I've not seen before! At least not in that form. I'm pretty sure it's for the service shirt of a particular sub section of the BGS. Off the top of my head I can't think what.

    The BGS arcs are difference sizes for different types of uniforms, which varied by date. There's no easy rule of thumb on which ones are used where. I've probably seen a dozen different size and style variations, though they tend to gravitate towards two basic sizes and styles. It's a real bugger to match up to stitch holes. Same goes for the BGS eagle shield, except there are even more variations and date is SUPER important for these.

    Last is a Pre 1978 NS Polizei arm badge, standard type found on pretty much everything they wore. After 1978 all the different German states adopted a unified system and all the great diversity of the past was zapped Sad

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