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  1. My only Bavarian "bar" - I hope a ribbon bar counts.
  2. I know resurrecting old threads is frowned upon, but this one has the history/context for my question... I have two, nearly identical plastic Luftwaffe "wavy" flags, both painted Flak red. However, the reverse on one says Flakartillerie, and the other says Nachrichentruppe. In Post 28 of this thread, dj--joe also shows a Luftwaffe red "wavy" flag marked Nachrichentruppe; but shouldn't a LW Nachrichen flag be painted brown like it's LW square flag counterpart in Post 34? Anyone have the background on these seemingly identical wavy LW flags that are marked differently?

    As a side note, while many Spanish MMI may have been struck in genuine silver, a small nick on the Egana-marked MMI on my LC medal bar indicates it was made of silver plated bronze or "tombac".
  4. Breast Star & Mini Al Merito En Campaña

    Some theorize the badges with the two side hooks on the reverse are WWII era (post Spanish Civil War).

    Found this photo on the net... This LC veteran also spent some time in Bulgaria.
  6. Had the chance to look through one at the SOS...it seemed to be a compilation of other published works.
  7. Any feedback on this fairly new reference? Anything new or not covered in the several other references on the Legion Condor? http://www.schifferbooks.com/legion-condor-history-a-organization-a-aircraft-a-uniforms-a-awards-a-memorabilia-a-1936-1939-5156.html
  8. I 'm not sure the "combatant-red/non-combatant-white" rule was strictly adhered to, as a few period photos show recipients of the white cross also with the Spanish Cross with Swords.
  9. Spanish Cross in Hold Opinions

    Received my answer in another forum: the cross appears to be an authentic Juncker -- thanks Jacques! Never thought I'd be able to add such a nice cross to my collection.
  10. How is the device attached? - Looks like the original metal rivet is still visible from the reverse. Perhaps the original devise was lost in the field, and a squadron mate cast a new one from resin?
  11. Spanish Cross in Hold Opinions

    This looks like an authentic Juncker Gold cross to me, but want to get other opinions to be certain... Thank you. EDIT: Typo in thread title... it should say "Spanish Cross in Gold Opinions"
  12. show your Spanish crosses

    That is attempting to represent a knight's cross of the war merit cross in gold - a fairly rare item, if authentic (for starters, originals didn't come with diamonds). It's not the worst fake I've ever seen, but it's still a fake.
  13. WW2 Spanish order of Military Merit - Mini

    Nice find J!