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    Republic of Ciskei insignias


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    Hello Lion - wlcome to GMIC. I was sorry that no-one has answered your query, but I would think the simple answer is that unless a Sth. African collector picks-up on it , then no-one will be quite sure. I have never found the old homeland States to be very collectable - but then they have been gone for some years now and are no doubt quite rare.

    The first one for paras - looks to be of quite good quality - but from the sticky patches on the back it looks to have been on a number of boards - but, no sign of wear apart from that. I can't even remember if they had a para-wing - I know they had that fleet of German Helicopters. I would say , from appearance that this looks OK. However, the other one is roughly made and in poor detail. Probably the one that will be genuine....

    Have you looked in Owen's The Badges Of South Africa ? There is a section on flashes and cloth badges.

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    Thank you for your help. It is hard finding any info for them. Here I am thinking that it would be safer than Thrid Reich. lol. At any rate. I have been trying to find a copy of Owen's Book but there has been no luck.

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