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Old 08-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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MfS Female Groups

For some strange and lucky reason, I've been able to come by a few small MfS female groupings. Thought I'd share. I'm using the name because that's how they were sold to me on an international website. If any damage has been done, it was done prior to my coming along.

The first, and smallest group, is to Oberfeldwebel Brigitta Falzmann. A 10 Year Loyal Service medal with certificate dated 8 February 1975 with Minister Mielke's stamped signature and a 25 Year Anniversary shield with document.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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This next group belongs to Leutnant Isolde Stolz and is interesting, primarily, because of the Waffenbruderschaft medal, Bronze grade here along with document dated 8 February 1978 and stamped with Minister Mielke's signature. Also in the mix is a Bronze Verdienstmedaille with doc dated 7 October 1984 and a 25 Year Anniversary shield and doc. Wonder where her service medals and docs are?
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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This final group (for this evening, anyway) belongs to Oberfeldwebel Gisela Gerth. Contained herein is a 5 Year Loyal Service medal and document dated 1971, two Merit medals (Bronze and Silver) dated 1978 and 1980, respectively and both 25 and 30 year Anniversary shields with docs. All documents have Minister Mielke's stamped signature.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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A small group belonging to Oberleutnant Edda Will, consisting of a 15 year (gold) Loyal Service Medal with document dated 1 July 1988 and stamped with Minister Mielke's signature and a 35th Anniversary badge and document. The most interesting aspect of this group is the type 5 (final type) document. Note that it is considerably smaller than previous docs. The inset shows the small printer's mark on the document's reverse and indicates this document was printed for the MfS, had a job or batch number of 02772 and was printed in 1985.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:41 AM   #5
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Greg - Sorry I missed this ongoing thread earlier. It is nice to see that your MfS collection continues to grow. Especially interesting to see your female MfS groupings.

And thanks for the posting production code. :-)
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:54 AM   #6
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Ralph,

Thanks. I had read somewhere that, at it's height, around 13% of the MfS was female. Given that fact, the groups here are, de facto, more rare right off the bat. And for some strange reason, these are the groups that are coming my way these days.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
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Yet another MfS female group, and the largest to date. It belongs to Unterleutnant Lieselotte Eckardt and spans her career from 1959 through 1985. All documents feature Minister Mielke's stamped signature and, rather than being individually cased, her medals are mounted. The awards covered are the NVA Long Service medals in Bronze (1964), Silver (1970), Gold (1975) and XX Gold (1979); Medal for Brotherhood in Arms, Bronze (1980) and the NVA Merit medal in Gold (1985). Also, MfS Anniversary shields for 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

Of particular interest in this group are the Silver and Bronze Long Service medals. Note the differences in the Staatswappen on the lower award bar- the lack of the "ring around" on the Bronze and Silver. Also, the Silver medal is of 900 silver rather than "buntmetall"- the mark is shown in the last image.
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hello gentlemen, here is a curious group ( I own a gross 40% of the original group) from a meritorious sportwoman of the MfS. Here are the "E" pictures of the pieces I grabed... I you judge usefull to post more detailed picture, please grant me a bit of time!

Her two Kampforden fur Verdienste am Volk und Vaterland. Happy thing, the diplom for silver class bears the original signature of Erich Mielke. Seems History didn't leave her the time to have the gold class.
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her faithfull service medals...
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the Ernst Schneller medals from the Sport and Technics State association (GST):


TShe had the honor clasp for this serie of medals.

A known european collector has the other one third of the group, with the two prestigious titles "Meister des sports". She was a parachute champion.
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