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#1 SARGE

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:47 AM

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Here is a complete set of 1941 "Tag der deutschen Polizei" (German Police Day) pins.   The pins are on their original, somewhat worse for wear, cardboard backing displaying them for sale/donation individually.  The form they took for this year was a set of traffic signs.  Appropriate for the Polizei as this set is also educational for youth traffic safety.  Kids could collect the whole set and adults could wear them on their lapels showing that they made a charitable donation through their "friend and helper", the police.  These donation pins are often mistaken for WHW (Winter Help) donation pins but the Police Day pin donation money went to vetted police charities whereas WHW money went to other NSDAP Party charities.  

 

 

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

From the 6.WHW, 4.Reichsstraßensammlung 28. and 29.January 1939 and the
2.KWHW, Reichsstraßensammlung to the "Day of the Police" 15.and 16.Februar
1941 carried out by police and the TN

 

WHW !  :) No matter who got the money.



#3 SARGE

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 08:38 AM

 

From the 6.WHW, 4.Reichsstraßensammlung 28. and 29.January 1939 and the
2.KWHW, Reichsstraßensammlung to the "Day of the Police" 15.and 16.Februar
1941 carried out by police and the TN

 

WHW !  :) No matter who got the money.

 

 

Yes, WHW but not because Goering liked having the Police Day charity, with its separate soup kitchens, postal cancellations, etc., administered through the WHW.  Here are a couple of Police Day tinnies from very early times with one touting the WHW connection.  Of course, the police put out a hard bound book titled "Tag der deutschen Polizei 1934" explaining what they did specifically to raise money complete with photos of Goering dropping money into the can and trustworthy policemen counting each penny.

 

 

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  • Police day pin 1934-35 back.JPG
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#4 SARGE

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 09:00 AM

Here are some views of the hard bound Police Day book put out by the Polizei for 1934.  Goering, as head of the Landespolizei at this time, was interested in showing the police in a good light and touting the fact that they are "getting in line" prior to nationalization of the police.

 

Views of police activities such as pony rides, petting the police dog, sports activities, parades, and soup kitchens and Christmas presents try to show the breadth of police activities in charitable fundraising.  

 

 

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  • Pol day book 1.JPG
  • Pol day book 6.JPG


#5 Wake1941

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 03:46 PM

Sarge very cool cant say Ive seen a set like that on a card before

#6 RRA227

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 12:17 PM

Great post.  Rich A. in Pa.



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 08:35 AM

Thanks guys.  Notice the book was written by (actually put out under the name of) General der Landespolizei, Kurt Daluege.  Daluege later became head of the Schutzpolizei after nationalization of the disparate police departments and was hung by the Czechs at the end of the war.  He is the fellow giving out the sports prize picture on the last page shown above.  

 

I think I will expand on this subject a little bit if that is OK.  The year prior to these (1941) traffic pins being put out, the Police Day donation "pin" was decided to be a set of small plastic policemen.  This was reported on in the official Polizei magazine showing what they looked like.  Some similar, slightly larger, blue uniformed Traffic Policemen made of sawdust had been put out before but the smaller plastic sets were quite diverse. There were not only different policemen doing different duties but there were Firemen, Teno Police Auxiliaries, etc. in the mix.  Also, in addition to the painted plastic cops there was a set of silver policemen and a set of gold policemen to collect.  No doubt this upped the charitable take in 1940 from the sale of these little donation "pins".

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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  • Police day traffic figures.JPG
  • Police day riders.JPG
  • Police day article rider photo 1940.JPG
  • Pol magazine.JPG


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:02 AM

I always wondered about the little plastic policeman I found. thanks for posting this.




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