Friday, February 24, 2012

Bundesgrenzschutz Geschirr, BGS Plates & Cup Dining Set

I received a very unique and wonderful gift from a friend in Berlin the other day........... and original set of porcelain dishes and cup from the Bundesgrenzschutz!


These dishes were standard in the dining rooms of the BGS units in West Germany up until the BGS was renamed the Bundespolizei, and ceased to be the Bundesgrenzschutz in 2005.  

After 1990, when East Germany rejoined with the West, the BGS units in the former East Germany, continued to use the old dining ware from the east German Volkspolizei, Grenztruppen, and NVA.  I will be on the lookout for a set of these dishes to accompany my BGS marked set.............

This BGS dining set is very heavy duty and beautiful!  They are a wonderful addition to my ever growing collection of Bundesgrenzschutz items,


Here are a few of the hallmarks on the bottom of the plates and cup:


Here are the photos of the set:


And now to finish things off, here are  few photos of a BGS Christmas celebration in the BGS dining hall...... sometime in the 1950's or 1960's.  You can see the dining ware on the tables........

 

1 comment:

Gerardes said...

These dishes were standard in the dining rooms of the BGS units in West Germany up until the BGS was renamed the Bundespolizei, and ... igeschirrset.blogspot.de