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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-17, 09:58 AM
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Posted By GTB
Looks more like a hare to me. Whatever, I'm...

Looks more like a hare to me. Whatever, I'm convinced it isn't military - looks more like a decorative fitment. Possibly even with a reference to hunting

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 03-11-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By GTB
Beginning with the subdued Aviator qualification...

Beginning with the subdued Aviator qualification badge in black metal. Clutch pins fastening. Rear has 'V in circle' and 'G-1'. Dated specification card (1969).
Together with subdued cloth on green...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 03-11-17, 10:50 AM
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Posted By GTB
Miscellanous vintage US insignia

From my Aladdin's cave. Will scan individual pics in due course.

Top to bottom:
Artillery officers hat badge, c 1901 (expecting comments!)
Naval & CG aircrew badge, gilded (Hillborn & Hamburg...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 29-10-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By GTB
Morry Luxenberg caps are found with a label to...

Morry Luxenberg caps are found with a label to the effect that they are Military Outfitters, New York and London England. I would take this to mean that the firm also had premises in London, thereby...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 28-10-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By GTB
Thanks, Jack. Badge has been described as...

Thanks, Jack.

Badge has been described as 'silver-oxidised'. The back is black.

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 28-10-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By GTB
USAAF or USAF badge.

The attached badge is an old USAAF or USAF officers cap badge, 2 1/2" h. with screw fitting & nut at back.
The reason why I am unsure is that it came to me many long years ago in a framed collection...
Forum: Military Buttons 09-10-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By GTB
Italian Infantry, Monarchy period GTB

Italian Infantry, Monarchy period
GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 06-10-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Hi both. Replies sent GTB

Hi both.
Replies sent

GTB
Forum: General Topics. 05-10-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By GTB
Just a little anecdote to be forewarned. It's bad...

Just a little anecdote to be forewarned. It's bad when the fault is a third party's, but inexcusable when the fault is ours.

Years ago I purchased a large WW1 testimonial. It duly arrived...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 04-10-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Great stuff. I am now looking at American patches...

Great stuff. I am now looking at American patches with a more critical eye.

I read that the CICOM patch (coloured) is a rare one but no reason given as to why it is considered rare. Could you...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 03-10-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Thanks again for all input. I don't know if...

Thanks again for all input.

I don't know if I'm seeing things but my 101st has vertical rows of weave and I believe this is associated with German manufacture?

A limited but helpful site on...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 03-10-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Hi Phil Quite a comprehensive explanation...

Hi Phil

Quite a comprehensive explanation and I am sure this thread is benefitting other SSI collectors too.

I have revisited the 2nd Army patch (green edging,heavy plastic) and I can confirm...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 02-10-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Hi Phil. More useful and interesting...

Hi Phil.

More useful and interesting reading.

By 'marking' do you mean as in ink or dye? I would think this is not the case as I have used a magnifier along the edge of the patch and the...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 02-10-17, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Hi Phil Thanks for the thorough and...

Hi Phil

Thanks for the thorough and professional analysis, considering you are working solely on scanned material.

I have had the US patches for quite some time, acquired from different sources...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-10-17, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By GTB
Paddy Many thanks for that very thorough and...

Paddy

Many thanks for that very thorough and informative contribution to the thread. An apt example of condensed research and collecting.

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-10-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By GTB
Tony For your and general interest am...

Tony

For your and general interest am posting an excerpt from an official Italian Army HQ publication (dated 1987). Mind you, there any number of online sites to browse but I prefer hardcopy...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-10-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By GTB
Don, Apart from a possible size discrepancy...

Don,

Apart from a possible size discrepancy I believe the US Major's insignia differs both in number of 'lobes' as well as having a stem

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-10-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By GTB
Hi Tony Current beret badges. Most have the...

Hi Tony

Current beret badges. Most have the device surrounded by a ring.
MT = Motor Transport

GTB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-10-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By GTB
Italian. Admin Service, MT and Doctors GTB

Italian.
Admin Service, MT and Doctors

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-10-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By GTB
Hi Don, 57mm between horizontal lobes. ...

Hi Don,

57mm between horizontal lobes.

Khaki colouring reminiscent of WW1 insignia but I have an open mind here.

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-10-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
As mentioned for appraisal, please I believe...

As mentioned for appraisal, please

I believe the patches on the left are earlier types.

2nd Army. (left) On khaki ground. Slightly larger numeral (see less ground below numeral); (right) On...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 01-10-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
As requested. Awaiting your confirmation. Will...

As requested. Awaiting your confirmation. Will post another 2 different SSIs for appraisal.

GTB
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-10-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By GTB
It's possible that such 'RM' titles could be...

It's possible that such 'RM' titles could be readjusted titles - surplus RMA and RMLI titles had the 'A' and 'LI' respectively removed.

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-09-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Thanks Jo GTB

Thanks Jo

GTB
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-09-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 795
Posted By GTB
Thanks for additional info. I find assigning...

Thanks for additional info.

I find assigning a correct time-frame difficult though essential. My 4th Serv Cmd patch is plasticised at back, effectively ruling a WW2 provenance out, correct? So...
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