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Old 04-05-19, 12:31 AM
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Default eBay Auction - First SSF & Can Para Corps Officers' Collar Badges

Hello All,

FYI, the following link refers to an eBay auction which closed last night. Somebody with a fat wallet picked up some beautiful & scarce badges, closing at $2,265.23 CAD, $1,683.75 USD:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1939-45-WW2-...orig_cvip=true

Another eBay listing for a Can Para Corps officers' Scully marked cap badge closed at $1,246.86 CAD, $929.79 USD:

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1939-45-WW2-...orig_cvip=true

The rare ones are still out there! Cheers,

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Old 04-05-19, 02:16 AM
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Wow! Thanks for sharing the links.
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Old 04-05-19, 06:14 AM
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In the first one can you tell me why it would command that kind of money?
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Old 04-05-19, 10:44 AM
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The items driving the price in the first auction were the Canadian Parachute Corps officer's collar badges, and the FSSF "CANADA" collar disc.
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Old 04-05-19, 11:02 AM
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Ok and he would be bumped up by other bidders.
Photos didn't do the items justice if they're that rare so I searched for them to try and find better photos and there's someone else selling a pair as a 'buy it now.' And photos of the backs. Don't know if they're genuine because I know nothing about Canadian items.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/37193256903...MakeTrack=true
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Old 04-05-19, 11:04 AM
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Hello Akiko,

The rarities in this lot are the the original pair of Canadian Parachute Corps officers' collar badges (silver cloud, EX COELIS inscription, gilt hand holding a downward silver dagger). These are quite scarce, and are seldom offered for sale.

The huge attraction are 2 other badges attributed to the WWII First Special Service Force. This was a combined Canada/USA elite commando unit which was known as the Devil's Brigade. These are the 2 circular brass dress uniform collar badges, one with a CANADA overlay, the other with stamped crossed arrows. There are many repros on the open market, however, authentic insignia are extremely hard to find. Cheers,

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Old 04-05-19, 08:11 PM
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Thanks for that Walt.
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