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achern

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    Master and Instructor parachute badges, Marshal-level ranks from around the world, and Singaporean military insignia.

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  1. Thailand medals and orders finds

    Very nice! Where did you find these?
  2. Cambodian ribbon bars

    Yes, I have the names to most of the awards.
  3. Да, зеленые продаются. Золотые больше не доступны.
  4. Cuban General's Insignia:

    Beautiful. I wish I could get a pair of Castro's boards!
  5. Buy medals in Ho chi minh

    I'd like to hear from anyone where one can find good genuine SVN insignia in HCMC today. Such places tend to be discreet as SVN insignia is reportedly illegal there. If you're after genuine current issue vietnamese insignia, the Danh Sinh market has plenty of it.
  6. Hello Paul, thank you for your reply to this thread. I would love to see a photo of your KC set to the RNZAF AC. Alf Thanks Michael, for sharing these excellent photos of the MRAF ranks in your collection. Do you also have other Marshal-level ranks? I'd love to see photos of those too. Alf
  7. Thank you all for the comments. I had great fun photographing these pieces as they are near-impossible to come by these days. There are two medals I did not include in this article - the Defence Medal (yellow ribbon with stripes), and the Uniformed Services Malaysia Medal which Hugh kindly posted.
  8. buying medals bangkok

    Cazack, I know a district in Bangkok that sells practically all the Thai medals and decorations you will ever want. Modern ones of course. If you will PM me I can give you some directions.
  9. Gents, I would like to share with you some pictures of high-ranking Cambodian ribbon bars that I picked up from a tailor in Phnom Penh through a friend. Two of them are made from individual silk threads hand laid to form the ribbons, a practice fairly common in Thailand as well, while one of them is made from actual medal ribbons.
  10. These are what the Syrian eagles and stars look like on a set of ranks I have.
  11. Hero of Cuba

    I'm looking to buy one, if anyone has one to sell...
  12. Gents, here are two pairs of old Mongolian full general shoulder boards for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, I cannot transmit also the smell of old things, which adds greatly to the flavour of these boards! -achern
  13. Beautiful pieces, thanks for sharing. How much would the entire set cost today?
  14. An article about Singapore's earliest State decorations and awards until 1996, with original photographs: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-badges-of-honour
  15. Gents, Any idea on these DDR sport parachute badges? I have an early pair, where the gold and silver classes have a lower count jump tag compared to a later pair, where the silver and bronze classes have up to 500 jumps. Comments most welcome. alf ' alt='' class='ipsImage' width="967px" height="750px">"> ' alt='' class='ipsImage' width="967px" height="750px"> ' alt='' class='ipsImage' >
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