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After the war this ceased and it wasn’t until that my husband’s interest in militaria was reignited. A friend gave him a small tray of sweetheart brooches and from that moment on he was hooked. That small gift started a period of collecting beautiful sweetheart brooches which gave him the most enormous enjoyment for over 40 years. Sadly, due to an untreatable eye condition, he can no longer take pleasure in these delightful little works of art so it is now time to let other collectors enjoy them. The collection is representative of nearly every British Regiment from to All the badges and brooches are authentic and in original condition unless otherwise stated. In excellent condition with original pin fittings intact. Impressed Sterling on the reverse.

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A List of Discussions on Dating Insignia to Period of Use. American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c

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We attend many of the major militaria shows in the UK where we would be more than happy to acquire single items or collections similar to those on the site. Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force B.

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In , the Army approved issue of the Lapel Button for the Next of Kin of Deceased Personnel to honor those who lose their lives while serving on active duty or while assigned in a Reserve or National Guard unit in a drill status. Issue of the button is retroactive to 29 March Although they are less than an inch in size, they are packed with great meaning and emotion. They are not awards.

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Doppellitze, circa WWI officer with Litzen In 19th century German armies, Guard and other elite regiments wore lengths of double braid Doppellitze encircling all or most of the collar as a mark of distinction. By the middle of World War I these ornate collars had been reduced to an embroidered representation of short lengths of braid joined at the ends, sewn to patches worn at the front of the collar. When the Reichsheer was established in as Germany’s first national army [5] Litzen were prescribed as the universal collar device for all personnel other than generals, and the Third Reich continued the practice.

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Wing Examples Introduction Nothing symbolises a flying person more than his or her pair of wings, whether the wing be constructed from cloth, plastic or metal. A wing identifies a person as a individual trained in airmanship to a specific level of expertise, and is usually awarded to the trainee pilot on successful completion of their exams and first solo flight.

Most individuals awarded a pair of wings cherish them as they represent an accomplishment or milestone in the person’s life. It’s this human involvement and sense of accomplishment, encapsulating: Aviator wings are symbolic of a specific job performed by an individual; the style of wing indicating which job. Sub variants of these wings were also produced to be issued to:


NC , NC X photo above: Note the relocated pilot lamp and the hole plugs covering the unused crystal filter control holes when compared to the NC X header photo. History of the Design and Production – Many radio engineers of the thirties believed that the absolute, best sensitivity and stability of a communication receiver’s RF amplifier, First Detector and Local Oscillator could only be achieved by using “plug-in” coils.

This type of approach eliminated problems of lead length, shielding and stability along with isolation of unused tuned circuits – problems that were commonly found in broadcast receivers using conventional rotary bandswitches.

US military badge hallmarks. A photo essay of original markings. AMCRAFT ATTLEBORO MASS. AMERICAN EMBLEM COMPANY, UTICA, NY is found on a caterpillar club pin. N.S. Meyer Many variations in it’s long history with badges produced from WWI through the post WWII years. Add to that the reproductions and much confusion has arisen.

Origin[ edit ] In , after 39 years of peace, Britain found itself fighting a major war against Russia. The Crimean War was one of the first wars with modern reporting, and the dispatches of William Howard Russell described many acts of bravery and valour by British servicemen that went unrewarded. Officers were eligible for an award of one of the junior grades of the Order of the Bath and brevet promotions while a Mention in Despatches existed as an alternative award for acts of lesser gallantry.

This structure was very limited; in practice awards of the Order of the Bath were confined to officers of field rank. There was a growing feeling among the public and in the Royal Court that a new award was needed to recognise incidents of gallantry that were unconnected with the length or merit of a man’s service. Queen Victoria issued a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual on 29 January [11] [14] gazetted 5 February [14] that officially constituted the VC.

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This simple design, with a unilateral spring, looks remarkably like a modern safety pin. The violin bow fibula has a low flat arch; the body runs parallel to the pin so it resembles a violin bow. The bow could be round, square, or flat and ribbon-like in cross-section. Some had simple punched or incised decoration on the bow. The fibula soon spread to Crete , Cyprus and Mycenean trading posts in Sicily.

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They may have replaced fibulae made of more perishable Neolithic materials, such as bone to as late as AD. Fibulae were shaped somewhat like a large safety pin and were used to hold clothing together. They came in many varieties and held prominent significance for the identity of the wearer, indicating ethnicity until local costume became Romanized and class. Elaborately designed fibulae were an important part of Late Antique dress, and simpler ones were part of Roman military equipment.

The same types of fibulae can often be found on either side of the Roman limites , both among “Roman” and “barbarian” populations. The cultural interplay of elite objects designed to show status can be quite complex. For example, Lawrence Nees, Early Medieval Art [1] notes fibulae depicted in ivory diptychs of Stilicho and his entourage: Disk pin with woman giving birth, flanked by antelopes from Luristan bronze.

The type of fibula worn by Stilicho and his son, and by Turcius Secundus, occurs also among metal works of art commonly termed barbarian, as new Germanic figures usurped the symbols of imperial authority. It is likely that this type originated among Celtic groups and came to be adopted as an exotic fashion by Roman aristocrats, becoming ‘naturalized’ as an important Roman emblem, and then exported.

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Note the screw posts and smaller flat retaining nut. The Post-World War One period was one of experimentation regarding methods of attaching insignia. This is a technical discussion of the clutch type fasteners used to attach most modern metallic insignia and familiar to most collectors of 20th Century insignia. When using fasteners to date an insignia there is a risk that someone might have previously removed the original fasteners and replaced them with ones from a different time period.

The word “pins” is a catch-all used to describe military badges and insignia for various armed forces around the world. Because these badges and insignia are routinely pinned to a soldier’s or officer’s uniform, they are frequently referred to as pins.

Tips for collecting military memorabilia part 5 Collecting service ribbon bars — Wolf-Brown World War II One of the most common World War II collectables along with chevrons and “brass” branch insignia from the armed forces are the service ribbons worn by veterans. While original uniform worn items are not as common on eBay today, many ended up in jewelry boxes of their widows and were passed on to the family they do represent the original award, the decoration i.

Silver Star or Navy Cross or service campaign medal i. These service ribbons were only worn on the dress uniforms, never in battle unlike the practice of the German Army. In making the service ribbon the woven fabric similar in appearance to the German BEVO weaving process made of silk and later rayon was cut to the appropriate length, it was affixed, sometimes glued to a dull gray zinc later a shiny brass after the war ribbon bar that was crimped to form the letter “u” when viewed from the end.

All of the World War II variety service ribbons I had collected from the friend’s fathers were of the zinc variety, usually with a simple pin and open catch, seldom a safety catch that had a rolling locking latch like on the medal itself. This zinc bar was stamped from a metal sheet or roll with an open area about one-eight inch by about seven-eights of an inch to affix the attachments or “battle stars” or oak leafs for secondary awards.

Inside that slide was a similar piece of blanked zinc with the same cut out. This extra piece was not always present as the specification changed.

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