bmsm

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  1. These are Kuwaiti Patches. Top left - 5th Inf. Bde. Top right - 74th Transportation Bn. Lower left - Air Force Lower middle - Artillery Lower right - anti- aircraft Bob
  2. Gro, It is an Iraqi 1980-1988 War Subscription Badge. It has Saddam's signature at the top and below is Subscription Badge, Qadissiyat Saddam (Iraqi-Iranian War). On the reverse is the Italian Maker. It is described in my book on page 81. Bob
  3. This is an Al Bakir University Star which was awarded between 1976-2003 to the distinguished students in Al Bakir University for Military Higher Studies. There are two types of Al Bakir Stars. 1 - Italian Made higher quality),used between 1976-1991. 2 - Iraqi Made (used after 1991). The only difference is the center disc of which the Italian one is better made and higher quality. This center disc can also be found on a leather pocket hanger which was awarded to officers who graduated from the university. It was used from 1980-2003 although it has been seen still being worn to date. This information can be found in the first book I published in February 2011 titled" Iraqi Militaria,Identification Guide with Translations" on page 124-125. Below is a picture from 2009 showing the leather hanger being worn. Bob
  4. This book contains 149 pages of color photographs of pre and post 2003 patches, badges and medals. This is not a reprint of my first book but a continuation. The price is $45.00 plus shipping by Media Mail in the US. Postage outside the US will be different. Methods of payment accepted are Paypal, personal check or money order. Customers who purchased my first book will receive a $5.00 discount for supporting my endeavors. You may also purchase my first book at the same time to receive the discount. If interested, contact me by personal message or email me at bmissling@yahoo.com Bob
  5. Paul, Thank you for your information. I have seen the brown Afrika Cuff tiles but not a green one. The lettering and palm trees have the silver bullion thread. This one is faded and looks like it had been sewn on at one time. Bob
  6. I had posted this cuff title in a different forum and it was suggested to me to post it here to maybe get more answers. What or who is this cuff title for? Is it real or a reproduction? It is 15-1/2 in. long and 1-1/4 in. wide. Thank you in advance. Bob
  7. What (who) is this cuff title for? Is it real or a reproduction? It is 15-1/2 in long and 1-1/4 in. wide Thank you in advance. Bob
  8. Paul, You have a Black Republican Guard marked beret in your collection already! It is the first one on your pile. If you look in my book on Iraqi Militaria on page 148, you will see the label and translation for it. Bob
  9. This is the current Kurdistan Police Hat Badge. It is a well made metal badge. It is 2-5/16 in. across and has a threaded post on the reverse with a flat retaining nut. It was made by Donatim Ticaret in Istanbul, Turkey. Bob
  10. Maskedkhan, A beautiful dagger. You don't see these very often. This is the second one I've seen. Bob
  11. Very interesting. I like the pictures after years go by what has happened to buildings, battlefields, etc.Sometimes places are made into museums and kept up to date with repairs and sometimes they fall into disrepair and are torn down and very little is left. Bob
  12. Has any one ever heard of a 8 Year SS Service Medal that is 42 mm. in diameter? Around 20 years ago I received one that came out of a opera house that was being torn down. There was a West Wall medal included. No one knows where it came from or how it came to be in a opera house. Is this a reproduction? The diameter is 42 mm and the rim is 2.74 mm. at the top and 2.70 mm. at the bottom. I wasn't sure if this was the correct topic to post this in. Thanks in advance. Bob
  13. Thanks for the comments. It is usually a good show especially if it doesn't fall on the MAX SHOW weekend. There are quite a few dealers that go to this show and the Max so if they fall on the same weekend, they go to the Max. The spring show is usually the better one as people want to get out after the winter and take in a show. Bob