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25 Year Service Medal

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This was the first WW2 German Medal I got for my collection, back in 1988 if I remember correctly. This medal has the box it came in along with the documentation in a period frame.

The Civil Service Faithful Service Medal (Treudienst-Ehrenzeichen für Beamte Angestellte und Arbeiter im öffentlichen Dienst) was a Nazi Germany medal of honor that was founded on 30 January 1938, in two grades, to reward civilians and military in the employ of the German public services for long and faithful service. The second class award was for 25 years of service was a silver cross, with a silver wreath and a black enameled swastika in the center of the cross. The reverse of both classes was stamped with 'Für treue Dienste' (For faithful Services). The ribbon for the medal is cornflower blue.

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I had several of these in mint condition with their cases, that was about 40 years back, they were quite plentiful then. I still do not have the accompanying document. The document is stamped with a "Blindprägesiegel" bearing the Reichsadler.
All documents had the (facsimile) signature of Staatssekretär Dr. Otto Meissner .

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Is the documentation for this medal hard to find? I remember when these medals were easy to find as well, and much more reasonable in pricing. 

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They are not particularly hard to find. Interesting is to whom they were awarded, usually civil servants, Post, Railways, etc.
Your example is for a locksmith, which is a skilled trade.

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Ok, just curious, you don't see them much here. 

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I think papers and documents were not so highly regarded as "trophies" at the end of the war - only those that were collected by Allied Intelligence, and such documents would have been of no interest or importance as far as "war crimes" were concerned.

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