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  1. Awesome grouping! This kind of effort is what collecting should be all about. Congrats!
  2. I should have added that mine has a different hinge then yours, but the hinge on yours is an accepted variant in terms of hardware.
  3. Hi Ed, I love that thread it is my main reference tool. I am all for contributing what little bit I have to country specific threads, I think it's a great idea!
  4. The IAB is original and in the past has been attributed to Wernstein but this is likely not the case. It is a topic of alot of discussion as it has a twin in the L/51 marked IAB which is made by Weidman so that is one possibility. Another theory is that the "UU" marking may be representitive of a "Wein" conglomorate of makers. But both are just theories right now lacking any definitive evidence. As to the EK I have no idea, not a cross collecter. Hope that helps some.
  5. Thanks Doc for the clarification! Ed, it's true....not many of us posting Arabic militaria, but it is rapidly becoming my main collecting interest. Really the only militaria I have been buying lately. It's just hard to find alot of info out there other then yours and others great threads here on GMIC, so thanks for that.
  6. Thanks guys, I can't wait to find some more to add to the collection.
  7. Order of Bravery.............3rd class I think
  8. Order of military merit 5th class......I think
  9. Just started exploring more Middle Eastern countries and decided to go from Iraqi to Syrian. All very common fromwhat I understand but I am excited none the less. Palestine medal with the more common red and black ribbon
  10. Yes, please do Ed. This is a wonderful thread!
  11. That one there is the pic of a very good litter for you! Definitely in the top 5 hardest IAB's to find and a real looker to boot!
  12. Great MK, in very very nice shape as well. One of the tougher IAB's to come across Congrats!
  13. Nothing wrong with this IAB, everything is the way it should be...even has the catch when so often with this maker it has broken off
  14. You're not kidding! These are all stunning . One of the most enjoyable threads I have read in a very long time. I wonder where I can find some of these? I honestly thought quality and beauty like this were a thing of the past.
  15. Micha, gorgeous badge! That is one that is still on my list to find Congrats
  16. Interesting thread. Here is mine, I picked it up last year in an antique store in Schuylerville New York. I have been told it is Masonic Knights Commandery medal known as the Malta Jewel.
  17. Doc, great medals! Thanks for the link Hendrik, thanks for the info and the earlier version is definitely on my ever growing list
  18. Recently I have become more and more interested in things outside of TR and here is my first Finnish item. I love these and can see myself becoming addicted. I know hardly anything about the invalid/wound badge but I just love the design. And I really have a thing for screwback badges so
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