Jump to content

The Combat Infantryman Badge


Steve B.
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • 4 weeks later...

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

post-54820-0-22077600-1408052239.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

 

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

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.

 

post-122639-0-06361500-1408989142.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

 

post-122639-0-42389300-1409353969.jpg

post-122639-0-45060700-1409353980.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

 

 

post-140407-0-49179300-1409446857.jpg

post-140407-0-91831200-1409446872.jpg

post-140407-0-36973100-1409446891.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

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

 

post-54820-0-85845300-1411667139.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

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.

 

 

post-122639-0-99051000-1412878070.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.