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  1. Guys, I am very curious as to what these supposedly Argentinian air force general ranks are. I can't find a chart on these and have not seen them before. Any ideas please? Thanks, Alf
  2. Very nice! Where did you find these?
  3. Gents, I have two pairs of these General of the Army epaulettes. Both came in sealed plastic bags with the government contract cardboard tags with the manufacturing details on them. But both are different colours and sizes. Why is this so?
  4. Yes, I have the names to most of the awards.
  5. 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.
  6. Да, зеленые продаются. Золотые больше не доступны.
  7. 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
  8. Beautiful. I wish I could get a pair of Castro's boards!
  9. Gents, I've just come across these epaulettes for sale and I have no idea what rank they are for, except that they are described as a pair of "Argentina 1930s 'General En Jefe' epaulettes". Any information as to what they really are, the time period in which they were used, and comments about their similarity to European ranks would be greatly appreciated. alf
  10. 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.
  11. Gents, Here is a pair of original MRAF shoulder straps I'd like to share with you. Comments are most welcome. -alf
  12. 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
  13. An article about Singapore's earliest State decorations and awards until 1996, with original photographs:
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Cambodia army Field Marshal shoulder boards, and GRK 4-star general shoulder boards. Both highest ranks for their respective branches. Quite hard to come by. Original and mint. $250 each pair.
  17. Libya general officers rank epaulettes. Metal insignia. One side each. $25 for the pair.
  18. Original Syrian field marshal shoulder boards, obtained in-country. Quite hard to find these now. $250.
  19. For sale, a pair of original 4-star Mongolian general shoulder boards. Very rare. $2,500.
  20. These are what the Syrian eagles and stars look like on a set of ranks I have.
  21. I'm looking to buy one, if anyone has one to sell...
  22. Beautiful pieces, thanks for sharing. How much would the entire set cost today?
  23. 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' >
  24. Guys, I have here a Yugoslavia Parachute Instructor badge in gold for your comments: There were around 20 or fewer of this badge awarded. According to the hallmark, this is made of 18-Karat gold, and the gold badge has a rather unusual pinback and locking system, compared to the twin screws on the silver badge. -alf