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andrejm75

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  1. Yeah, I thought the same...the one with red mouth looks better ,thanks, helpful as always
  2. I need some help with very uncommon subject- I have had in the past original beret badge belonging to member of JSO (Jedinica Za Specijalne Operacije), previous special unit of Serbian Police. I managed to collect all the badges and sleeve insignia from the unit dating back to their roots as part of war in Croatia...as a fool I am I sold it in 2012, which I still regret. I am re-doing the collection and VERY slowly finding original items belonging to the unit. Now, there are few offers around auction sites for the last version of the beret badges but they appear to differ somewhat in the design of the wolf's mouth. Some of them look very genuine with good detail and maker's mark (LABAT Novi Sad) on the back however the inside of the wolf's mouth is red. The one I owned and the one I believe all members wore did not have red mouth. Is it possible the colour wore off? Yeah, but unlikely. I even contacted the designer of the badges Vladimir LABAT who designed number of designs for Serbian Army and Police but had no reply. Attached are two offers on the famous auction site...anyone know anything about it, I would greatly appreciate it...probably Paja:-) Cheers
  3. Niiiice, I've been looking for the document for mine for a while...great find
  4. Well the Christmas Uprising in Montenegro in 1919 was helped by Italy. Most of the rebels fled there after the uprising was crashed. These must be similar to Montenegro Order of Freedom from 1919...only way more collectible
  5. I believe the same seller had the exact same medal listed couple of times before. I never liked it. The details are not very crisp, and the material looks wrong
  6. That is one great collection man..what's the story with the shooter? Is it a period item?
  7. As Paja mentioned in post 21 these were instituted in 1984 and considering that JNA disbanded in 1992 that's 8 years that these badges were awarded- twice a year. That's a very rare badge indeed as far as I can tell, but they are all over the various dealer sites. I would assume that majority of these gold badges were never awarded but were produced and stored somewhere in the IKOM safes. Also, does anyone have a photo of any members of JNA wearing one of these badges? The sheer number of these all over the internet is astounding but I am yet to see one of the being worn. I fully agree with Emanuel- I stopped collecting Soviet orders and medals years ago after I realized that 90 % of the stock on the market were well made fakes.
  8. Thanks Emanuel, yes, the eagle does look Russian...it doesn't have anything in his talons though- like a scepter or the orb
  9. Gentlemen, does anyone have any clues as to what this badge is? I've had it for years but have no idea what it is...looks like a cast, no marks or anything similar. Judging by the back of the badge it appears it was sewn to something at one stage Your expertise would be appreciated
  10. Gentlemen, what is your opinion on this item...It has been advertised for a while but I am a bit reluctant http://www.ebay.com/itm/231255981347?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  11. I had two in my collection, one artillery, one army and I I sold them off...couldn't be satisfied they were original. I believe at least 80 % of these on eBay are fakes
  12. Wow, I have exactly same patch- Mig 29 Vitezovi...I payed a lot for it few years ago and was always a bit sceptycal about it- first time I see one like it
  13. Oh me too, I am still kicking myself for not bidding on one couple of years ago
  14. Personally, I love the awards from this era- such a short but turbulent period of time when they were awarded. Lower quality then the Yugoslav awards they were based on, but you can't beat the rarity and and story behind most of them My small collection
  15. Those submarine badges are truly awful...but, people pay good money for them
  16. I think you are correct, the surface behind the torches is very crude...I have seen second and third class orders with better finish. I assume these are from a well known seller on eBay
  17. Wow, that's what I call research, thanks a million. yeah thet're starting to look more and more like fantasy piece
  18. Wander if the selers of these badges visit this forum...since we started the topic on these, they dissapeared from eBay
  19. Hmmm..that JMBG now has me interested, that's my vintage year and I was born in Sarajevo as well...there are all these numbers on the tags that have me confused...under the JMBG it's got numbers 016051 1092 and then Rh (D) other side says 72 Jurisno Desantna Brigada. Other tag says Specijalna Padobransko Diverzantska Jedinica (which I believe 72 brigade was part of ) and then JMBG again and numbers MART 94/95 1DB- DC. The numbers sound fairly official but I wander why the unit name would be writen on them. My theory is the member might have made them after his 12 monts as a memento
  20. Yes, I have one of those..not sure when they stopped using them though... I believe these were JNA issue. You're right maybe 72 brigade had their own as part of special unit..who knows. Thanks for your reply
  21. Greetings everybody, few years ago I purchased a set of ID tags (dog tags) apparently belonging to a member of 72 Special Brigade of Yugoslav Army from Slobodan Milosevic era (these are from 1994/95). Tags look good but I have never seen anything like them. They are engraved with unique citizen number of the person they apparently belonged to, his blood type (Rh), name of the unit and other numbers I cannot decipher. The tags are on the leather string and were very obviously worn. The wearer's date of birth from his unique citizen number is 23/09/1975 which would have made him 19 or 20 when he was in the unit- makes sense as during that time conscription was still active in the country and the army was mostly made up of men aged 18-22. Have any of you seen anything similar or have knowledge of the tags as I was unaware that Yugoslav Army was issuing any ID tags during that time? Regards
  22. Greetings everybody, few years ago I purchased a set of ID tags (dog tags) apparently belonging to a member of 72 Special Brigade of Yugoslav Army from Slobodan Milosevic era (these are from 1994/95). Tags look good but I have never seen anything like them. They are engraved with unique citizen number of the person they apparently belonged to, his blood type (Rh), name of the unit and other numbers I cannot decipher. The tags are on the leather string and were very obviously worn. The wearer's date of birth from his unique citizen number is 23/09/1975 which would have made him 19 or 20 when he was in the unit- makes sense as during that time conscription was still active in the country and the army was mostly made up of men aged 18-22. Have any of you seen anything similar or have knowledge of the tags as I was unaware that Yugoslav Army was issuing any ID tags during that time? Regards
  23. I think the problem with kokarde is the fact they were manufactured in so many different designs- official and unofficial. On the other hand, there are thousands out there for sale- ebay and other sites. Considering that after the WW2 being in posession of one of those could get you hefty jail term (or worse) I have always been very sceptical of the ammount that resurfaced in the past ten years.
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