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    Polizei Raincoat

    Hi Folks:

    I couldn't pass this up.....always remembered the German Polizei out in the bad weather wearing these raincoats.....just missing the slip-on shoulder boards
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    #2
    What shoulder boards would go on this raincoat?

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      #3
      Depends on the State.
      Is there a Maker marked?
      Most possible that it was made by a Maker for "His" State Police.

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        #4
        maker label is visible in photo - BeKa made for several states, so not help. The shoulderboard attachments themselves eliminate several states. Not 100% sure for ID, but material remind me of NRW raincoats, that i have seen. The shoulderboards on the NRW coats i have seen were pointed and same rubberised material as the coat with pinned rank pips.

        Klaus

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          #5
          I agree with Klaus that the tip off here is the size of the shoulder board loops. Wide ones, like this, narrows down the possibilities. I would say NRW is the best (only?) possibility.

          Klaus, interesting what you say about the pips being painted. I'm pretty sure I have some of the straps in my collection somewhere, but I don't recall them being painted. I'll dig around and see if I can find something to show. I know the soft gray cloth ones for the gray cloth rain/top coat I have were not painted.

          Steve

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            #6
            Steve,

            i said, that the NRW shoulderboards themselves were pointed and the pips were pinned (on), not painted! I have never seen painted pips either, they are always metal colour.

            Klaus

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              #7
              Ah!! I haven't seen that either OK, you got my curiosity up and I'll see what I have in my collection. I think I have both a coat and some spare rank in my collection to look at.

              Steve

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                #8
                I dug out a set of NRW vinyl shoulder straps. As I remembered, they have standard metal pips (Sterne) on them. I think I got them along with a bunch of NRW straps for the gray cloth raincoat, but they might have come separately. Of course it's possible the metal rank was placed on them by a collector. I have no way of knowing.

                Steve

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                  #9
                  Can some one post pictures of the correct style of shoulder boards that should go on this raincoat....since I currently live in Germany and I can look for a pair. Maybe in a flohmarkt or collector show.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Klaus1989 View Post
                    Steve,

                    i said, that the NRW shoulderboards themselves were pointed and the pips were pinned (on), not painted! I have never seen painted pips either, they are always metal colour.

                    Klaus
                    There are "modern" 6-Pointed Pips available, painted in green or blue, depending on what Uniform is used.
                    Sadly I'm not allowed to take a Pic from the Makers Catalog but maybe I order some the next time I buy from them.

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                      #11
                      Here is a picture of my set. Unfortunately, PhotoBucket took my money for a subscription and so far haven't changed my account status. I've sent them another demand to fix things, but it might take a while before they do. Until then, sadly, this picture will remain blurred:



                      I've looked at the set closely and I'm sure the pips are original. Looks like it came from an officer that received a promotion as there were originally 2 pips and then 3. The prongs even have a bit of rust on them.

                      Steve

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                        #12
                        Thanks Steve....that makes sense... I would need a slip-on pair like you have pictured. This really helps....I will keep an eye open for a pair

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Collectinsteve View Post
                          Here is a picture of my set. Unfortunately, PhotoBucket took my money for a subscription and so far haven't changed my account status. I've sent them another demand to fix things, but it might take a while before they do. Until then, sadly, this picture will remain blurred:



                          I've looked at the set closely and I'm sure the pips are original. Looks like it came from an officer that received a promotion as there were originally 2 pips and then 3. The prongs even have a bit of rust on them.

                          Steve
                          Steve,

                          You don't have to use photobucket anymore. Read here https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/for....php?t=1017742

                          Regards,

                          Gordon

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                            #14
                            Thanks Gordon! I must have missed the memo I'm glad that this option exists, though I don't think PhotoBucket will repeat the blackout. The letter from the new CEO was pretty humble about how bad the old management team screwed up.

                            Steve

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Gordon Craig View Post
                              Steve,

                              You don't have to use photobucket anymore. Read here https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/for....php?t=1017742

                              Regards,

                              Gordon
                              Thought it's for the DDR Forum only!
                              Does it works for the whole Forum now? How will the Forum funded then, when everybody can Post freely?

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