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Last one is a Vietnam-era cloth badge. Machine embroidered over blue cloth.

 

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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British-made badge, J&J B'Ham ( Jason & Jones, Birmingham )

 

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British-made badge, LUDLOW, LONDON

 

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British-made badge, S.S.Ltd.B ( Saunders & Shepard Ltd., Birmingham ? )

 

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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British-made badge, unmarked

 

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Fairly rare, 2nd Award, French-made, J. BALME FRANCE

 

 

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Great badges!

 

Thanks!, any new additions on your end?

 

-Bob

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Its always nice to be able find bullion badges in good condition - the ribbons are the icing on the cake!

 

 

 

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I saw another badge like this posted on the forum and have wanted one ever since - wreath has been filed down and polished. Also, hard to tell from the pics but badge has been slightly bent to give it a subtle curve. I've seen airborne wings with a similar treatment to the wing and chute. Back of the badge is nothing special, WWII era, "sterling" marked.

 

 

 

 

 

Very nice badge!

 

 

Maybe you saw my one, i found it a few years ago here in germany with an metal detektor in a small lake.

 

 

Greetings Stefan

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My Grandpa - Feldwebel Heinz Krull *1919 +1995

 

Close Combat Clasp in Silver

Iron Cross 1st Class

Iron Cross 2nd Class

Wound Badge in Silver

Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Eastern Front Medal 1941/42

 

My Hero - You are not forgotten!

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Very nice badge!

 

 

Maybe you saw my one, i found it a few years ago here in germany with an metal detektor in a small lake.

 

 

Greetings Stefan

 

Yes, I think this is the one that sent me on my search! Very nice badge. Can you post a picture of the back?

-Bob

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Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Here it comes ;)

 

Greetings Stefan

 

 

- you can show yours here as well -

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/211845-buffed-cib/

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My Grandpa - Feldwebel Heinz Krull *1919 +1995

 

Close Combat Clasp in Silver

Iron Cross 1st Class

Iron Cross 2nd Class

Wound Badge in Silver

Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Eastern Front Medal 1941/42

 

My Hero - You are not forgotten!

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Here is a recent pick-up, a 2nd award in bullion. I will have to take a picture of the back later on. A ribbon bar was glued to the back that has clutch fasteners.

 

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Not much luck with metal badges lately, but I did get another bullion badge today. This is a pretty interesting one. Embroidered on tan canvas, blue cotton background. Two different tones of bullion wire. Paper backing. Does not appear to have been sewn on uniform. Overall length is 3.5". I'm thinking the wreath was made smaller than normal to save on bullion wire and/or time? Seller had this listed as possibly from CBI theater.

 

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Close up....

 

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US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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I wanted to share these two "NBICo Japan" CIBs.

 

Both appear to be made of a bronze base metal and have a silver finish. One has been polished to the extent of wearing the silver finish off exposing the base metal, along with much of the detail of the wreath.

 

 

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- Looking For USMC "Rim Numbered" GCM 26922 & USMC Yangtze Service Medal MNo1086 - - Looking for Attributed - US Campaign Medal Groups - Army or USMC WW 1 Silver Star & Purple Heart Medal Groups and WW 1 Groups with Mexican Campaign Medal or Mexican Border Service Medal

 

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next set.

 

Thanks for looking

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- Looking For USMC "Rim Numbered" GCM 26922 & USMC Yangtze Service Medal MNo1086 - - Looking for Attributed - US Campaign Medal Groups - Army or USMC WW 1 Silver Star & Purple Heart Medal Groups and WW 1 Groups with Mexican Campaign Medal or Mexican Border Service Medal

 

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Those are two beautiful Bullions rd.The 2nd Award example, would this be a 50s one (for WWII, Korea vet) or a 60s one (Korea, Vietnam vet)?[/

 

Bullion is nice and bright, plus being clutch back, I think this is late '60s - early '70s

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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My CIB /EIB Collcection - so far

 

All badges are made of Sterling - the only "newer" one is the 2nd award "B&H Simon G-I"

 

All other bades are just marked with "STERLING"

 

 

Greetings

Stefan

B&H Simon G-1

 

B&H Simon G-1

 

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My Grandpa - Feldwebel Heinz Krull *1919 +1995

 

Close Combat Clasp in Silver

Iron Cross 1st Class

Iron Cross 2nd Class

Wound Badge in Silver

Infantry Assault Badge in Silver

Eastern Front Medal 1941/42

 

My Hero - You are not forgotten!

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The cigarette case is a great piece.

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Here is a badge with interesting markings. V-21 (Vanguard) & NS Meyer. Not sure what the IIC means. Vanguard bought the NS Meyer Co in 2000 so that could explain the double marking. This badge was on eBay recently and I got lost in my watch list somehow so I missed out - but I pulled these pictures.

 

 

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Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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