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    Post by ripcord on Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:18 am

    Hi all,

    Rummaging in the old insignia collection again,

    Some Italian items for your perusal..Old Italian Insignia Dscn0212

    The green and gold Para Badge is a copy of an early Libyan Colonial period item. I believe it was worn by Libyans serving in Italian Colonial Forces.

    All other badges are legit.

    Especially dear to me is the Alpini badge on the right. I grew up looking at the mountain range depicted in the badge. The range is collectively

    known as " The 3 Peaks of Lavaredo", and is located in the Eastern Alps well north of Venice. The Alpini were stationed in my home town of Belluno.

    Enjoy, rip...


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    Post by vicka1971 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:42 am

    Hi there,
    Nice collection of insignias you have. Specialy Mountain troops( Alpini). cheers Sincerely,Vitalis
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:02 pm

    Thanks for your comments Vitalis,

    Upon further research, the copy of the colonial ( Libya ) period para badge is supposed to
    represent Alpini Parachutists.
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    Post by sentom1015 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:54 pm

    Hi , anyone knows if this is an italian Fascio / fascist badge?

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    Post by ripcord on Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:34 pm

    Does not look Italian to me, but I could be wrong.

    Are there any markings on reverse side ?



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    Post by zvez on Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:49 pm

    that looks like some form of the spain guardia civil badge but as to era and such , no idea https://www.google.com/search?q=badge+of+guardia+civil&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=_O4CeE0dn5UtHM%253A%252CxfBZe8g4a5E-IM%252C_&usg=__UAEgHHpNo7wR2DXuaxPB0vZrdo8%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlhrK4sO_YAhUB7lMKHWTPBM0Q9QEIRDAG#imgrc=_O4CeE0dn5UtHM:

    sentom1015 wrote:Hi , anyone knows if this is an italian Fascio / fascist badge?

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    Post by ripcord on Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:59 pm

    Looks like a Spanish Guardia Civil beret badge..

    Here is a similar one with crown.

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    Post by sentom1015 on Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:20 pm

    yes thank you , it clearly spanish.

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