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Thanks Steve. I appreciate your comments and completely understand your hesitation. I've had an extremely difficult time identifying cloth CIB to a period. While they are beautiful pieces and I've enjoyed collecting them, I am always concerned about not knowing when they really were made. I was really leaning the same direction as you with post-war or 50's vintage.

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I got one of these in a group of WWII cloth insignia- all glued into a scrapbook. The book also had news clippings dating from 43 to 46. I am quite sure they can date back to WWII.

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Well. Thanks guys .... now I'm sliding down another slope crying.gif

 

Anyway, the first of three I'm expecting over the next while.

 

This one appears to have a couple replacement Clutches(?).

 

Obverse:

 

 

Nice Darrell! thumbsup.gif

 

I was looking at that one myself.

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Darrell, glad to see you finally got a CIB. It looks good. Those clutches are old, that design dates to about 1937, I think. They make for nice replacements. What is the length of the pin?

 

Thanks. I'm pleasantly surprised the clutches are old :)

 

The Pins are tough to measure, but the best estimate (based on my calipers) is approximately 6.1mm.

 

Length of badge is 76.6mm.

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Darrel- Very nice CIB!

 

I am sure that yours is made by the same maker as the last one that I posted earlier; Makers mark in the same location, and the legs of the letters T, I, and N just a little bit shorter on the bottom than the other letters. The leaves have the same level of detail too.

 

Congrats!

John

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Darrel- Very nice CIB!

 

I am sure that yours is made by the same maker as the last one that I posted earlier; Makers mark in the same location, and the legs of the letters T, I, and N just a little bit shorter on the bottom than the other letters. The leaves have the same level of detail too.

 

Congrats!

John

 

Yep. I think you are correct thumbsup.gif

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Well, after only a few months I think I'm hooked. All WWII era and all sterling silver with variations on attachments.

 

Except the minis, they are pin back and unmarked.

 

Sorry about the flash. They are shiny.

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And this is my absolute favorite CIB...it is a mini clutch back version from an officer in the 506th PIR.

 

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An Officer or quite simply the finest human being the good Lord ever put on this earth.

 

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An Officer or quite simply the finest human being the good Lord ever put on this earth.

 

Rich R

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Amen to that statement bro'...He certainly is! thumbsup.gif

 

Now figure out how to post pictures! You have some GREAT Stuff to share!

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Here are a couple of my favorite cloth examples. Top one is an Officer's in Bullion still in the original cellophane wrapper.

 

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This is a German made EM version...

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Jake,

 

All nice, but the piece in the wrapper is just killer!!! thumbsup.gif

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Ahhh, my favorite subject... here is one of mine. I have a few more and some more on the way but will have to wait a while to show most of them.

 

This one is my favorite. Will try to get a better shot of it later.

 

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VERY interested in M1 helmets, WWI victory medals, and I will do almost anything for real SOG gear or uniforms.

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Needing; Pin back CIB, two piece CIB, ANy odd CIB's, 41st Infantry Regiment DUI (old ones), 65th AFAB DUI

 

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