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I have had these two badges in my collection for sometime and I thought I would take the opportunity to share the photos, and ask if anyone else has similar badges in their collections?

I would be particularly interested in any photographic evidence of these types of badges in wear.  

Photo 1 is a silver coloured telegraph line supervisor for the k.u.k. military post in Bosnia-Herzegovina oval badge and measures approx. 5cm in diameter.

Photo 2 is of a silver coloured oval badge for the k.u.k. Railway post telegraph and telephone supervisor and is 5cm in diameter.

Regards, Ian

Badge 1.jpg

Badge 2.jpg

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Hi Ian

just spotted this thread....

i have a few photos, I will keep an eye out for anything similar.

Where would these have been worn?

5cm is a fair old size.....

 

tony

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Hi Tony,

I have no idea where they were worn, but I suspect maybe on a breast pocket.  They are of a large size so I guess that would rule out either on a cross strap or a hat . 

Regards,

Ian

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Tony,

The regular Heer/Landwehr/Honvéd qualification badges were about 3.4 to 3.5 cm in size. The photo of the Bosnian musicians is pretty cool.

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Hi Ian

something similar in wear....

collar badges too

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cheers

tony

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Hi Tony,

Similar, but different.  The regular Heer/Landwehr/Honvéd qualification badges were about 3.4 to 3.5 cm in size, and bronze in colour.

That makes then about 1-5cm smaller than the two I posted earlier.

Regards,

Ian

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Hello Ian ,Perhaps your badges were not carried on the uniform .Postmen and other employees usually carried a leather made wallet or pouch ,to put into the letters and telegrams. perhaps your badges were affixed to the lid of these items.

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I have no idea,  but your suggestion has very real merit.

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