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EAST GERMAN SPY STASI 25th ANNIVERSARY PLATE STAATSSICHERHEIT KGB CIADDRPLATE1Reg Price:
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STASI (MFS) 25th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION PLATE AWARDED ONLY TO SENIOR OFFICERS IN 1975
original EAST GERMAN STASI (MFS) 25th ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION PLATE AWARDED ONLY TO SENIOR OFFICER there are not many examples left in private collections, there are a few only on display at the STASI museum in Berlin.
This beautiful porcelain plate to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the STASI (MFS) which was in 1955 was only awarded to very senior officers within the MFS. This stunning plate measures 24 CM or 9 1/2 INCH in diameter, it is in perfect condition.
The STASI was worse than the infamous Gestapo of WW2, it was run by Erich Mielke for nearly 40 years and in addition to his role as head of the Stasi, Mielke was also a General in the East German Army and member of the SED's ruling Politburo. Dubbed "The Master of Fear" (German: der Meister der Angst) by the West German press, Mielke was one of the most powerful and most hated men in East Germany. After German ruenification, Mielke was prosecuted, convicted, and incarcerated for the 1931 murders of Captains Anlauf and Lenck. He was released early due to ill health, and died in a Berlin nursing home in 2000.
This the rarest and the Presentation Plate with the best design, it is extremely hard to find an original example, especially as nice as this. If you are into collecting scarce items relating to the cold war and espionage then this item is for you.
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