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  1. I know this was posted a while ago, but would still like to acknowledge it as a nice example.
  2. Ah, I missed that, my apologies. March 1941 and later - not 1936-39 Civil War related. Thank you Antonio!
  3. Thank you Antonio for the superb references. Perhaps I misunderstood, but I still don't see a ribbon like the one I posted. Is it an authorized hybrid? A prototype? Fictitious?
  4. I found this while conducting a search on the 'net. I've seen the Spanish Medal for Suffering ribbon with green stripes for Spanish military members, and with red stripes for foreign military members, but I've not seen a ribbon that combines green and red stripes. What is the explanation? Is this from the Spanish Civil War period? (the medal itself is 30mm in diameter) Thanks!
  5. Thanks Gordon, can't believe I missed that one. Are you sure it's silver? I magnified the photos, and wasn't 100% sure.
  6. Curious what this forum thinks of the so-called "one-piece" Spain Cross without swords: period authentic, or post-war fabrication? This type of cross has the eagles molded as part of the cross, rather than added separately. The cross photos below are for reference only, to illustrate the type of cross I'm referring to (the cross shown is not mine). My research indicates most collectors believe this cross type is period authentic, although no maker has been identified as far as I know. Note there is a one-piece cross believed to be a 'reproduction' (it has a flaw in one of the swastika arms of the central disk, among other minor differences from the one shown below). A few collectors believe the 'one-piece' cross is a post-war fabrication, since no one-piece silver versions have been discovered to date, and there is no period photographic evidence that definitively shows a one-piece cross in wear. Bottom line: I'm requesting thoughts & opinions on the originality of the 'one-piece' Spain Cross, like the example shown below. Thank you.
  7. 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?
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    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".
  9. Some theorize the badges with the two side hooks on the reverse are WWII era (post Spanish Civil War).
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    Found this photo on the net... This LC veteran also spent some time in Bulgaria.
  11. Had the chance to look through one at the SOS...it seemed to be a compilation of other published works.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
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