This is a selection of vintage East German Border Guard Soldier Police items. One is a Post WWII East German DDR NVA Border Guard Grenztruppen Helfer Helper Armband. I found “The armband of the volunteers of the border troops was introduced only in 1982.” It measures approx. 14 inches around with elastic pieces attached and 5 inches wide. With it are 2 green Shoulder boards and a short lace. There are 2 Silver colored metal Pips and 6 Grey Camo Pips. I found East German armed forces, police and other agencies wore pips and other insignia on shoulderboards to show rank and in-service specialization. These are used as pictured in very good condition. I am also including a torn and much creased paper in German from the 1980s possibly about State Control Political Economy etc. that was with them.