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Some more odd units:

Upper left: Col di Lana Artillerie-Kdo. Buchenstein 1915-1916. Design by Oberltn. Dr. Mohr and another Gurschner product. Top right: K.u.k. K?stenschutz Kdo FML. Freih. von. Wucherer. Designed by Maler Alex. Pock, made by Gurschner yet again.

Lower: Durazzo Brig:211:Dandar

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This seems like a generic branch of service one since there iss no specific unit number?

I(nfanterie) G(esch?tz) A(bteilung)?

Hard to see the detail on the mud green camouflage finish, so twice sized and brightened a bit:

What looks like a minaret in the distant right background is atually a column with classical Greek top under some sort of statue. =?

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my favorite one-a reserve medical unit...everyone had one:

Edited by Ulsterman

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One has to wonder how many of these there ever vwere to begin with, never mind still exist NOW for this sort of oddball small unit. :cheers:

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I don't know if this strongly designed "32" was a regiment or a division, and so I will end Part 1 here and resume with more on a new thread.

To be continued with more badges on the next thread.....

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Rick,

I believe this is for Sturm Battalion 32.

Ian

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Thanks Ian!

I know this would be a hopeless task-- there must be many thousands of these unit badges-- but is there any sort of "catalog" series ( :speechless1: ) in print that has attempted to sort them all out?

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Rick,

There is no definitive work on these badges that I am aware of; although there are several books (some worth having, but the majority aren't worth the effort) that have tried to cover this hobby. A friend of mine has tried to catalogue and record all the known badges and their variations, but so far he hasn't had any luck with getting the concept up and running with a publisher. Another friend has begun working on the Honv?d badges.

I still find the best source of information (although even they get it wrong) are the various Auctions catalogues out of either Germany or in particular Austria.

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Rick,

I believe that "GA" on the badge with the Skoda 37mm gun, stands for "Gebirgs-Artillerie". But I notice there is a faint "I" above the GA, so the three letters could stand for "Infanterie Gesch?tz Abteilung".

I have a bunch of these too.

Edited by Chip

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...and the same badge as a large wall hanger.

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Gents,

I found a new (to me) softwcover book on Kappenabzeichen at a militaria fair in Austria on Sunday. Printed in 2008 by a chap from Italy. I didn't note the name of the book or the author as I felt at 100 Euros the book was vastly over priced.

Regards,

Gordon

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Gordon,

They seem to want a squillion bucks (Euros) for these (Italian) books and none of them are worth the money asked. I have two by different Italian authors and neither add value to the hobby. My tip is: save your money.

For what it is worth IMHO the best reference material available is still the kappenabzeichen auction catalogues mostly from Austrian auction houses i.e. H.D. Rauth and Dorotheum.

Ian

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Ian,

Thanks for your comments. I looked at some catalogues at the show as well. Also at the next Dorotheum catalogue. I'll have to start subscribing to the Rauch catalogues I guess. Once I return to Canada this fall I won't be able to drive to Vienna any more and pop into the Rauch auction house to preview the lots. I'll miss that.

Regards,

Gordon

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GREAT set of cap badge and plaque in Posts 34-35, Chip!!! :jumping::jumping::jumping: Is there anything on back of the plaque to indicate that it was some sort of non-official unit pride award or... ?

I had the Hungarian bashing the dragon in #36 30+ years ago. One of the better designs. As I recall it had a Hungarian maker on back, not the ubiquitous Gurschner of Vienna?

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Gentlemen, I am looking for the badge of the bavarian 10th Inf.Div. Is anyone there, who likes to sell it, please?

By the way I want to show my small collection of Kappenabzeichen

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