I've mentioned in other recent threads, after 2 years of collecting German & Hungarian WW2 filed gear, I just very recently started collecting post war Hungarian (and probably a few other East-German bits) items. For now, no really clear focus, hoping to eventually have one...
Post war items are mostly fairly inexpensive (here in Hungary), although for exmpl. the 1945-1949 "Tildy Era" and the most hated 1949-1956 "Rákosi Era" gear and uniforms are getting quite pricey - almost as expensive as WW2 stuff.
I'm already planning to start a "virtual museum" - as a blog or website - to archive my collection, taking professional studio quality photos with all the details. Until that time however; I will only post less superior photos - just to quickly show items which I'm planning to get or already got. So please just bear with me...
I will start with some Hungarian Workers' Militia (Munkásőrség) 1956 - 1989 items. Here is some info regarding that: Workers' Militia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Here is a almost unissued, size 52 / 180 (for a 180 cm tall person) dress uniform jacket and cap (hat) with a "Unit Commander" rank:
The cap is size 56.
The Workers Militia's uniform - especially the hats - generally were loosely based on Chinese (Mao) style hats (I think all Eastern Block countries had Workers Militia units, with quite similar uniforms)
Both jacket and hat belonged to the same person and was made in the late 1970s or 1980s by the now non-existent "Szegedi Ruhagyár" (clothes and uniform manufacture factory from the 1940s until 2004).
Also will also post a photo taken sometime in the 1980s (back-row middle person wearing the same style and rank jacket and hat) and a Workers Militia's uniform ranks chart:
More to come soon!