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Forum: International Militaria Forum 09-11-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By mgidhagen
These are all Swedish Navy (and not Coast Guard)...

These are all Swedish Navy (and not Coast Guard) specialist insignia, worn to the left sleeve. All of them except the single one to the right are obsolete insignia.


U + signal flags (yellow;...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By mgidhagen
Translation attempt

<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> If I understand correctly, this is the Latvian War College graduation badge, from...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By mgidhagen
Being partial here...

... of course, as I am the one selling them.

But, for what it's worth; I have handled quite a few of these over the years, and also experienced examples of the modern "put togethers" - I do know...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By mgidhagen
A possibly genuine issue wing...

... of this "model 1943" design is this example. (Pics are from my reference database, so I have no idea to whom it belongs.) Anyhow, my guess is that this is most likely the "master" design for the...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By mgidhagen
At least not AVG...

As has been established, these wings have been around for a while. They are said (according to old reference books) to be based on a "model 1943" Chinese AF wing, and at any rate this design was...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 10-03-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By mgidhagen
Clarification...

Antonio: What I meant was that the bronze examples (and the odd silver ones) I've seen have much more Brennlack remains than this example, but I have always considered this to be a gold clasp; just...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 10-03-2013, 11:38 AM
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Posted By mgidhagen
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 10-03-2013, 11:36 AM
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Views: 545
Posted By mgidhagen
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 10-03-2013, 11:34 AM
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Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 10-03-2013, 11:32 AM
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Posted By mgidhagen
More pics

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Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 10-03-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By mgidhagen
Question JFS CCC in gold - refinished?

Before making myself stupid when listing it, I just need some help with a JFS Nahkampspange...

Without any doubt in my mind, this is a period and legit Feinzink JFS CCC, 2nd type, and the hardware...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges 09-24-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By mgidhagen
Spanish, yes!

This is indeed a Spanish wing, possibly an aircrew radio operator wing, and most likely post-1945. But I may be wrong regarding the dating; it could be wartime period.
/Mike
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 08-15-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By mgidhagen
Some additional identifications...

... and reiterations considering the pilot badges:

Second row: #2: Croatian pilot badge; #4: Bulgarian pilot badge

Third row: #4: Finnish pilot badge

Fourth row: #1: Romanian pilot badge;...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-27-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By mgidhagen
No good news I am afraid...

Hi Sergey,

This type of badge is usually regarded as a copy, so I would rather save my money for a good Braca Knaus-made example (the Croatian-made badges are completely different from this one)....
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-02-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By mgidhagen
KNIL trained air crew in the US

The Dutch of the East Indies trained their air crew in the US and in Australia after the Japanese invasion. Most of them operated from Australia during the war.
/Mike
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-02-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By mgidhagen
British made

This is a standard issue WWII-period Dutch *Navy* air crew wing, made in Great Britain. Most of these were made by Toye & Co. The Dutch East Indies Air Force (KNIL) used differently designed flight...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 06-06-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By mgidhagen
RSI Para wings...?

Hmm, as far as I know these are not pilot wings, but rather described as RSI para wings...?

Btw, it might just be my paranoia, but is it the fact that the badge has been refinished that makes it...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 04-28-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,274
Posted By mgidhagen
Any information on who the maker was...?

Is there any information out there on where these believed-to-be-copies were made? And by whom? As far as I understand it, there are basically two types of well-made copies "commonly" floating...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-16-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By mgidhagen
No real worries...

... unless you can see some clear evidence of a crack in the die to the front of the badge.

As previously posted, there are for sure quite a few unissued but yet genuine, pre-May 1945 made Gaunt...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 02-13-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By mgidhagen
Both repros...

You are right, both of these badges are repros, too. The easiest way to recognize these copies is (at least in my opinion) to look at the eagle's head and beak.
Cheers,
Mikael
Forum: International Militaria Forum 01-22-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By mgidhagen
Not really my area...

... of expertise, but I saw one sold at an auction here in Sweden last year for about $700 (without the hanger, though). I suppose that prices in Sweden for these rare daggers are still lower than in...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 12-10-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By mgidhagen
Indeed Norwegian...

... or at least purporting to be; a cap eagle for the Rikshird/the Norwegian natioinalist party "Nasjonal Samling". But, as far as I know, the authentic badge had red paint (or enamel) in it as...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 11-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By mgidhagen
Not a pilot badge...

Hi Sergey,

This is a good looking and very likely a genuine badge, but unfortunately not at all related to the Romanian Air Force...

The "PP"-badge is a badge from a paramilitary youth...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 10-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By mgidhagen
Some answers...

... and a qualified guess! :)

Red enamel badge: Danish Air Force NCO cap badge post-WW2 (probably model 1952)

Anchor badge: Swedish Navy NCO cap badge (of early 1900s design but still in use;...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 10-02-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By mgidhagen
Indeed correct

Yes, indeed - this is an early m/37 helmet, typical WWII-issue. Decals were widely used at that time (much more than post-WWII). These helmets were refitted with new interiors a couple of times, the...
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