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Old 30-10-14, 11:34 AM
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Hi Mike, Your comments hit a resonance with my experience. Having collected for over 30 years, it was only in the last decade that the research and reference material has completely changed the hobby. Before then most insignia information was based on Collectors' Conventional Wizdumb. Looking back, one can find far too many examples of fanciful explanations/stories purporting to explain the history and reasons for the existence of insignia. Since then there has been volumes of excellent research on a wide range of military collectibles. The chaff is being separated from the wheat. Those truly interested in assembling an authentic collection, whatever it may be, now have a solid base of reference material and resources.
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