Hi, i dont see why its faked. Its an east german great coat.
Its a post war item, and used until late 90`s.
However there are several experts on DDR items here on the forum, they can give you better details on the coat.
Hi, and welcome to the forum!
This is original and is an East German Border Guards Greatcoat.
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I also have one of the jackets/trench coats but the band around the left sleeve is black, although with the same wording. Is it a different group of the DDR and where can I get the fur for the collar...I guess that would be black as well?
Would you also know which particular "group", I guess was their actual title?
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Hello Colleen - and welcome to the forum .....
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Welcome to the forum Coleen...I am not clued up on the DDR as I am on the Bundeswehr, but here are some links on the "Grenztruppen der DDR".... Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a quick look at there uniforms....sorry but I have no idea on the colour of the cuff titles, I just assumed they were all green...please post photographs of your items....
Prost ! Steve.
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I bought one of these greatcoats in 1990 for a tenner at an army disposals in Dorset. Still have it packed away somewhere, quite warm to wear and good value at the time I thought.