DDR, MfS Stasi Identification pin

DDR, MfS Stasi Identification pin

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Model/Product no.: 15055
Stock status: In stock

DDR, MfS Stasi Identification pins
Identification pins (Erkennungsabzeichen) used by Stasi (Ministerium für Statssicherheit), the East German secret police.
Very rare items! This model can be seen in Bartel Spezialkatalog Band II, #781, "Ehrenmal Treptow").

These "Identification pins" was used by Stasi agents during undercover operations. To be able to recognize his colleagues during an operation, every Stasi agent carried a small pin, manufactured for the special operation. The pins were often made to look similar to tourist/sport/propaganda-pins to avoid attention.
Each pin was part of a serie of several similar, yet different looking pins. By choosing different pins from the same serie, rank and tasks could also be read by looking at the pins worn by the colleagues.


DDR, MfS Stasi Identifierings-pins
Identifierings-pins (Erkennungsabzeichen) använd av Stasi (Ministerium für Statssicherheit), den Östtyska hemliga polisen.
Mycket ovanliga objekt! Denna modell finns avbildad i Bartel Spezialkatalog Band II, #781, "Ehrenmal Treptow").