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Old 11-28-2018, 11:34 AM   #46
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Nice collection of Fascist Visors caps Raffaello....i have some more info from a good collector friend of mine in Milan..who passed these pics of more shields including a metal variant !..these are i am informed originals of the very rare shield worn by the Fascist veterans !...Semovente
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:52 AM   #47
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Nice original example Semovente! Yes like me the black visor PNF
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:32 PM   #48
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Nice original example Semovente! Yes like me the black visor PNF
Thank you Raffaello ......heres a nice example of Fascist Eagle from a visor cap i have !..Semovente
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:01 PM   #49
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Very interesting thread regarding Italian bullion cloth insignia which I have been fascinated with for many years now. Unfortunately, because of the great quality of some of the reproductions (especially older reproductions), I can also be fooled on occasion so please don't take my word as gospel. In my many years of collecting, the one constant that I have come across is that any Italian bullion patch that has a solid backing to it like the green eagle that started this thread is a modern day reproduction (originals have the stitching still visible on the reverse). Couple the solid backing with pristine gold/silver bullion stitching and IMO it screams reproduction (reproductions always tend to have a few things different/wrong with them when compared to originals, rarely ever just one sign). I do have original period, Italian cloth bullion insignia that are shiny/untarnished so using only that as an discriminator would not give a true determination of reproduction vs. authentic.
To illustrate my point, I have attached pictures of both fronts and backs of Italian cloth bullion eagles from my personal collection that I consider original period items. I hope this helps educate any other collectors of these beautifully done insignia, Chris
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #50
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As a follow-up, attached is what I think is an original Sansepolcristi patch (unfortunately not in my collection). Also, on many of the Italian cloth bullion organizational and rank insignia, one good sign of originality is the white paper backing stating PNF RIPRODUZIONE VIETATA (Partito Nationale Fascista reproduction prohibited). Attached are a few examples to include a prize in my collection - the 1934-39 version of Mussolini's fez side rank patch in mint condition. Chris
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:44 PM   #51
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Fantastic collection Chris...
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Im not sure how to find out more info. But what was this badge issued for?
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