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You are welcome, Gerradtgrant. On a different badge: Recently got this German post-War unmarked, but Sterling Silver, CIB with highly detailed veining on the leaves:

 

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It appears to be made to a similar pattern to the CIB that I photographed in Post #1762.

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Well, given that it is a second award CIB my best guess would be that it was earned during the Korean War, 1950-1953. Plus the use of Sterling Silver was discontinued in favor of 1/20 Silver Filled in ~1967. So, that puts it between 1950 and 1965, when Silverman went out of business.

 

More experienced collectors may want to weigh in.

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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That gives me a good basis to go off of. I do appreciate your knowledge. I always enjoy adding new makers to the collection. This one isn't terrible overpriced I think I may add it to the collection!

 

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That is definitely a different EIB. First off, there are not that many embroidered ones on Class A uniforms. Since it looks like the 102nd Infantry Division spent most of its time fighting in Germany and there is also an ETO ribbon, a Victory ribbon, and an Occupation ribbon I guess it is probable that the EIB was made in post-War Germany.

 

Question: are those crossed sabers on the collar brass?

 

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Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Close up.

Very cool! Is the rifle done in bullion? I dont think weve seen one like this here before. How long is it? Looks like a miniature. Thanks for sharing

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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That is definitely a different EIB. First off, there are not that many embroidered ones on Class A uniforms. Since it looks like the 102nd Infantry Division spent most of its time fighting in Germany and there is also an ETO ribbon, a Victory ribbon, and an Occupation ribbon I guess it is probable that the EIB was made in post-War Germany.

 

Question: are those crossed sabers on the collar brass?

 

Thanks for posting!

 

The collar brass is artillery. He is with the 30th. Field Artillery.

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Here's a hard to find British maker - F. Narborough in Birmingham, marked " F N B'HAM " F stands for Fredrick I think.

On other examples of this maker I have seen, the maker mark appears on both the top and bottom portion of the wreath as well as the center of the badge. This one is marked only in the center. The makers stamp is very small, I need a magnifying glass to read it.

 

 

 

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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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The few others I have seen are marked in three places like this;

 

 

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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's an oddball I'm not sure about. Machine embroidered over piece of blue felt on a black felt backing. Theater made I'm sure, but where?

 

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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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Well done! Good idea to use GEMSCO pattern, looks great. I like that you had location & date engraved on back.

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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Subdued Vietnam CIB

 

Good looking badge, looks hand embroidered.

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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