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Old 29-09-12, 05:25 PM
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Default Arab Flying Camel, any ideas

Anybody know this one?? Don't think it's an air force as it's fitted with a pin to attach to a Bedouin headress
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Old 29-09-12, 09:18 PM
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Hi Eddie, the key is, I think in the crown. IT has me thinking French or Italian.

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Old 30-09-12, 09:04 AM
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Huum, yes it does appear to have an an orb with a cross on top.

I was wondering if the map on the globe was recognisable??

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Old 30-09-12, 09:18 AM
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Crown of Savoy perhaps?
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I think that it is Saudi but cannot find anything about it
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Old 30-09-12, 10:25 AM
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The crown looks European to me.

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Old 30-09-12, 10:50 AM
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A Saudi crown has I think a spear point on top, this looks like a orb & cross which rules out arab kingdoms.
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Old 30-09-12, 10:55 AM
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I think we can take it as fact that the crown is European. It is definitely topped by an orb with a cross on top - a Christian symbol of monarchy - like this one:

It's not a British crown but it could be Spanish - as in Spanish Sahara etc - or Italy as in Libya etc. Can anybody make anything out of the land mass that appears on the globe?

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Old 30-09-12, 02:36 PM
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Could this be the top of Africa?? The small "island" to the lower right could be Zanzibar or Madagascar ?? So Spainish Sahara or there aboveas said before
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Old 30-09-12, 11:32 PM
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Hi,

Just a thought. How about Spain’s military forces in the Spanish Sahara, is there
possibly a lead here?

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Hi Zob

Yes I had thought of that when I was looking at crowns. The only contraindication is that the Arabs that far west don't usually wear Agals and this seems to be designed to pin onto one.

Many years ago my friend Brian Crowe - who was extremely knowledgable on Arab badges - showed me one of these as an unidentified piece so it may just remain a mystery.

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Yes I had thought of that when I was looking at crowns. The only contraindication is that the Arabs that far west don't usually wear Agals and this seems to be designed to pin onto one.

Many years ago my friend Brian Crowe - who was extremely knowledgable on Arab badges - showed me one of these as an unidentified piece so it may just remain a mystery.

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Hi Eddie,

Just to throw a bit more confusion at it, I’ve just come across a similar badge “albeit for Taiwan” described on the attached link as a “Combined Operations Breast Badge.”

See Link: (Link Removed)

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Old 20-10-12, 08:35 AM
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Well blow me down. That's identical to mine but with a different star, the map could well be of China and on closer inspection the camel is a dromedary with two humps. Well actually three humps on that version, presumably for army, navy airforce. Amazing.
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Three humps? A new species perhaps? Or just easier to keep two riders on?
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Another one here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-W...item58c1ca3959
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