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Old 08-05-2019, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default DDR era reference book

This reference book was printed in East Germany (Berlin).
It was a gift and I didn't realize initially that it was an authentic cold war era publication
(from the other side of the iron curtain!)

Is it rare and valuable?
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:40 AM   #2
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Editorial Deadline 1987
Printed in 1988
So yes, a 100% Cold War item by the Military Publishing with People who know what they Did.
OK, for Mistakes they weren't sent to Siberia but it's accurate and still in use today as reference.
Not worth that much as it can be found often.
Original Price was 18.50 East German Marks, what was a lot for the DDR.
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Thanks Nico!
Btw my birth (given) name is Nico, but I go by Nick!
So technically a "nick name" LOL)
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Old 08-06-2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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Is the blutcher order covered in this book ?
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:59 AM   #5
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No it doesn't. It is only about badges.


Klaus Feder ran a shop in Berlin, and wrote various other books in the 1990ies.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:05 AM   #6
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These books are not too hard to find and not too expensive.

But they do contain some good information on the placement of badges on the tunic and the variations of the badges. Good stuff if you want to collect badges or dress up a tunic.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:24 AM   #7
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This is a good book to have as reference along with a number of DDR books to better understand what you may have in your collection.
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These books are not too hard to find and not too expensive.

But they do contain some good information on the placement of badges on the tunic and the variations of the badges. Good stuff if you want to collect badges or dress up a tunic.
It is a very good book. What I find most interesting is that it also contains the award criteria which is not covered by most other books.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:13 AM   #9
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A good book indeed.

As said above, it covers badges only, not orders and medals. For reference on that subject, I often use another period DDR publication: Taschenlexikon Orden und Medaillen. Staatliche Auszeichnungen der DDR by Günter Tautz (VEB Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig 1983). All official national orders and medals awarded by the state are covered with concise, informative text (year of institution, award criteria etc.) and full-color drawings.
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HPL2008 - thanks for your comments.
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