Jump to content
Takc

Cuban belt buckle

Recommended Posts

Hi Stoo!

I am pretty sure it is, but have no info on the years of production, contract details etc.

When I bought it, I was not even thinking that it was a Cuba, I thought it could be a warsaw pact country. And one man who is a world-buckles expert, told me it was a Cuba.

very funny thing.

BTW, looks like unissued buckles were totally overpainted. I have found a needle-head-sized spot of paint on the face, which is a remnants of original paint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting buckle. Welcome to the forum! I have tried to comb through what (thin) photos I have of Cuban personnel but cannot find a picture showing a buckle... any idea as to era. FAR was FAR even before the revolution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the forum!

Thanks! This is a quite lovely place, especially, after the MCF :)

Interesting buckle. ... I have tried to comb through what (thin) photos I have of Cuban personnel but cannot find a picture showing a buckle... any idea as to era. FAR was FAR even before the revolution.

The similar steel painted buckles were used in soviet army since 70-ies, so I guess these times were the beginning of the production of buckles for FAR. Also, at these times the soviet-cuban relations were quite warm and friendly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Takc:

Your belt buckle could be made and used in the mid 60's until the mid 70's because I asked my father who served the FAR from 1980 until 1983. He don't know these belt buckle.

Here my FAR belt like my father had:

SDC10805_zps64bc4c16.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one! It seems that the belt made from the similar artifical "leather" like the Soviet belts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

See yourself! :) In fact the belt isn't artificial leather but canvas and the outer side coated with some rubber-like material.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Markgraf for sharing this pic. It's very interesting to know this fact. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW, looks like unissued buckles were totally overpainted. I have found a needle-head-sized spot of paint on the face, which is a remnants of original paint.

My Cuba belt buckle is painetd for all sides.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Original belt buckle with the Cuban shield printed and the initials (C.V.P) this stands for ( Cuerpo de Vigilancia Y Proteccion) POLICE. This buckle is rare because it was only fabricated at the beginning of the 60's. It measures 2' X 2 3/8' inches

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 15/2/2007 at 20:43, Takc said:

here is it

____.jpg

____2.jpg

____.jpg

____2.jpg

 

Very strange, i've never seen any photo of that bucket worn by cuban soldiers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear friend , 

here attached a very nice buckles from the Fulgencio Batista Army ! 

kind regards 

Yann 

ACDA87EE-BA80-4F6D-9FF7-4DFF37FF3968.jpeg

8218F10B-0EB6-4DAA-9008-C8891C8863F8.jpeg

FCD6CA61-D152-44F4-9626-403A81553224.jpeg

337E0F85-C9A1-4EBF-9035-7F5F09BAC0D0.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow!

Those are very nice buckles!

I have been looking for a brass Cuban belt buckle for some time but they just don't seem to exist...until now.

I did find a picture of one online but I think that is as close as I am ever going to get...lol

160519193816_B82A.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for sharing these buckles.  It is nice to see different items! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • Thanks for your reply Patrick, just in case some might not know what the Belgian WW1 Medal you were referencing looks like I have included one here. I understand that the small crown on the ribbon denoted the recipient was a volunteer.  
    • Brian, Thanks for initiating this discussion. For me, it’s a combination of the thrill of the chase, the history behind the item, and the aesthetics, although this latter factor may seem a bit strange to some. To illustrate this, the very first thing I collected as a kid in the 1950’s was a Belgian WW1 medal, for service in 1914-18, which is bell shaped, with a very striking profile of a very dignified soldier, wearing an Adrian helmet which bears a laurel wreath. It was the image that
    • Thank you for sharing your story, it was most interesting and greatly appreciated, it makes this blog well worth the time to post. Regards Brian  
    • Hello I started collecting when I found my first Mauser cartridges in a field next to my parents' house next to Armentières. I was eight years old.  Then shrapnel, schrapnell balls, darts... That's how I became a historian. When I was 18, we used to walk through the fields with a metal detector to find our happiness. It was my time in the army as a research-writer in a research centre that made me love the orders of chivalry. I've been collecting them for 24 years now. Christophe
    • Thank you for your most interesting comment. The thrill of the chase didn't interest me in the beginning but over time it started to overshadow the act of simply adding yet another medal or group to the collection. Regards Brian  
×
×
  • Create New...