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Here is another of the Kabul CIBs that Forum member Sivart had made:

 

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The reverse is the same as in his posting #1842. Extremely well made in silver with lapis lazuli. The silvery looking flecks are iron pyrite. Using the four acorn GEMSCO pattern was definitely a success. Thanks, again, Sivart!

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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I haven't posted in a bit, so here's a few pickups of mine from the past couple of months.

First up is a neat hand embroidered badge from Desert Storm era - Saudi or possibly Kuwaiti made.

 

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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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Next up a Vietnamese theater made badge and a German made second award CIB.

 

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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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Here's the reverse of the German badge.

 

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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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Glad you got the desert storm one, it was a neat one. First Ive ever had like that

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Me too! I have an older issue of a Military Collectibles magazine that has a B&W picture of a similar badge, I'd been looking for one for some time.

Here's another one I have with an M16 instead of a musket. They both use black thread for rifle and rectangle and green thread for the wreath. Side by side they look very similar in construction.

 

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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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Here's two new additions. A theater made (Afghan I think) badge on ACU pattern and a badge by Ed Piera, Inc. This one isn't particularly special, but I've been looking for a P-24 marked badge for awhile.

 

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ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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Here's a very fine Japanese made bullion badge. This came from the Hashimoto & Co Ltd tailor shop in Osaka.

 

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Here's two new additions. A theater made (Afghan I think) badge on ACU pattern and a badge by Ed Piera, Inc. This one isn't particularly special, but I've been looking for a P-24 marked badge for awhile.

 

Here is mine on very similar material that I received directly from the Soldier still on his uniform (with theater made E6) he got it in Kuwait or Iraq but cant remember which. Circa 2007.

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Nice one, MilRGRHistory! Patches, here is the reverse of that bullion patch:

 

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There is a bit of glue residue on the cotton backing, but otherwise it looks good. BILL THE PATCH, I think this is a completed badge, rather than an unfinished one. My guess, and that is all it is, is that this was done in the Vietnam era when white on OD cloth patches were more common. But, usually, I see those as screen-printed, or woven of plain white thread. Those white cotton thread (or white screen-printed) on OD patches were used before we switched over to the common subdued black on OD patches. Other opinions are very welcome.

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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