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There's some insect damage, mainly on the collar. The tunic has original loops for the Bravery cross, plus loops for a ribbon bar. I thought my longest ribbon bar would fit there - but not, the place on the tunic is longer! So I put the long ribbon bar plus a 2 place ribbon bar and this quite filed the place. Not very correct combination, but just to take the photo!

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The every day wear /combat/ uniforms were dark green color. And this is the winter service uniform of the same man, made of thick brown wool. Very dusty and covered with dag or cat hairs, I will show it again after cleaning and putting buttons and boards.

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Yes, before the WW1 there was strong Russian and some German influence. Later the German was more. But in the mid-30's there was also Italian influence, especially in the service uniforms.

The hat looked ugly. Here it is again, after a 5 minute "restoration" :cheers: The hat cord was stuffed in the sweatband and I had a spare cockade. After all the threads and hairs are removed, the hat looks much better! Of course, the holes are still there ;)

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at the threshold of the new year, could not leave it in that shape :rolleyes: Cleaned 125 kilograms of threads and hairs from it, plus some old moth traces and put buttons on it. Now looks a bit better :cheers: Of course, most of the work is still ahead - to fit it with proper boards and most of all, to try to restore the holes with pieces of the same cloth from inside the jacket. Tricky work, but I hope to get good results!

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I like your Colonel Parade tunic and cap. I especially like the ribbon bar.

My Bulgarian Artillery Colonel's tunic. I have space for one more medal but don't have one... He'd look darn good with your ribbon bar Ted.

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Well,

I have two or three (?) Bulgarian caps that I assume to be infantry but have read that they may be suitable for Artillery as well.

These caps are field caps with green/brown bands instead of red or black.

Is this correct?

Here's an example.

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