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NOTA BENE: This not an endorsement of any ideology. Side-caps and visored cap worn by the N.S.D.A.P. (German Workers National Socialist Party) or the Nationialsozialistsche Deutsche Arbiterpartei worn between 1933 to 1945. Anything with a swastika is banned in modern Germany!
Topics: Nationalsozialistsche Deutsche Arbiterpartei, National Socialist German Worker's Party, N.S.D.A.P.,...
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A blue circle with a white star with red circle in center with yellow wings and yellow letters that read CUBA.
Topics: Aero Fuerza Cubano, Cuban Air Force, World War Two
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Various nations issued commemorative postage stamps featuring tanks in battle during the Second World War in Asia, Europe and North Africa. Stamps collecting can be a fun hobby! 
Topics: Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII, Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Army, Armies, Warfare,...
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by Herbert Booker
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A blue patch with yellow lettering DARR Aero Tech. Inc. and a U.S. shield with an American bald eagle's head with up-swept wings and below Albany, Ga. also in yellow lettering
Topics: 52nd A.A.F. Training Detachment, United States Army Air Force, Second World War, World War Two,...
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A blue patch with the numbers 18 and the old style blue circle with a white star and a red ball in the center of that star with yellow wings. Could be reproductions? Ghost division were created in the Second World War to make their enemies think they had more troops than they really possessed. 
Topics: United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Force, United States Army, Army Air Corps,...
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by Herbert Booker
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Three-inches diameter cotton, felt or wool cloth rank disks worn on the upper right sleeve of the coat or shirt to denote individual was promoted from Private to Private First Class, ranking below a Lance Corporal, Corporal or a Sergeant. Either used the symbol of their branch or their arm, i.e., Artillery (crossed cannons), Cavalry (crossed sabers) of the Infantry (crossed rifles). The P.F.C. rank was replaced in 1920 with a single chevron. 
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, U.S.Army, Insignia, Rank badges, P.F.C., Private...
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by Herbert Booker
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Badges worn by women's auxiliary organizations in the Second World War.
Topics: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Women's Land Service, Women's Transport Service, F.A.N.Y., Queen...
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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps preceded the Women's Army Corps.
Topics: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, W.A.A.C., Women's Army Corps, W.A.C., 1942-1943, Army of the United...
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Uniforms and insignia of women in two world wars who volunteered to serve in the auxiliaries so the men could go to the front to help win the struggle to keep Great Britain and Europe free from their enemies.
Topics: Queen Anne's Royal Army Nursing Corps, Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, W.A.A.C.
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by Herbert Booker
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An American Bald Eagle inside a wreath clutching a bundle of arrows as well as rank insignia too.
Topics: USMC Quartermaster Corps, USN Chief Machinist Mate, United States Army, United States Navy
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An old assortment of U,S, and Confederate issue postage stamps.
Topics: United States of America, U.S.A., Confederate States of America, C.S.A., Postage Stamps
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Gold and silver-wire bullion embroidered branch and rank insignia attached to the high collar coats worn by officers of the United States Navy from 1881 to 1917. The coats and trousers were navy blue with black mohair trim in the fashion of the United States Military Academy cadet service uniform. These uniforms also came in all white with white mohair trip for wear in hot climates like the Canal Zone, Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, rank was also wore in stripes on the lower sleeves...
Topics: Admiral of the Navy, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant...
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by Herbert Booker
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Specialty marks worn by members of the United States Navy Band in World War Two.
Topics: United States Navy, Navy Band, Insignia, Specialty Marks, Insignia, Uniforms
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Boys serving in the United States Navy in the late 1860s were awarded badges showing a rope in a circle with a square knots for Apprentice Marks showing different levels of proficiency with the Old English letter "A." 
Topics: United States Navy, Post-Civil War, 1860s, Proficiency Marks, Apprentice Marks
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A Khaki covered cork lined pith helmet worn by marines during the summer in the States and year around in the South Pacific Theater of War when not wearing an M-1 steel helmet or other headgear. A darkened bronze anchor, eagle and globe ornament worn on the front.
Topics: United States Marines, U.S.M.C., U.S. Marines, Pith Helmet, World War Two, Second World War,...
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United States Marine Corps chevrons and uniform coats with chevrons and other insignia from the Spanish-American War of 1898 through the First World War up to 1937, prior to the Second World War of 1941-1945. 
Topics: U.S.M.C., United States Marine Corps, United States Marine, Chevrons, Private First Class, P.F.C.,...
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Yellow chevrons on scarlet background for the United States Marine Corps from 1929 to 1937. Number 4 is not shown, it is for a Master Technical Sergeant (Mess) and has three chevrons over three bars below and a crescent moon in the center. Numbers 28 and 29 not shown, No.28 is of drum sticks for a Drummer and No.29 is a trumpet for a Trumpeter. The latter two no not have a chevron over each specialty mark. 
Topics: Sergeant Major, Quartermaster Sergeant, Master Technical Sergeant, Paymaster Sergeant, Master...
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Rank marks and insignia of commissioned and warrant officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Coast Guard.
Topics: United States Coast Guard, U.S.C.G. Rank Marks, U.S.C.G. Insignia, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear...
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United States Army Artillery Specialty Insignia of 1907. Transportation Sergeant was used from 1935 to 1941 and also used for Combat Traing Sergeant and for Truckmaster, a red wing on navy blue with a red inner ring on wool 3" diameter circle. These patches were part of the Coast Artillery Corps.
Topics: Chief Planter, Casemate Electrician, Observer First Class, Observer Second Class, Gun Pointer,...
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by Herbert Booker
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A U.S. Army shoulder sleeve insignia or a squadron patch work on the shirt or jacket while piloting or serving as a crew member on aircraft.
Topics: United States Army Airborne Command Electronics Board, Army of the United States, United States...
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by Herbert Booker
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A silver badge of a four-blade propeller within a wreath.
Topics: United States Army Air Force, Second World War, World War Two, Air Force Technician's Badge
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A black rectangle with a white pick-ax embedded in German stahlhelm insignia used by the United States Army 308th Engineers in France on the Western Front. 
Topics: Stahlhelm, German Helmet, Pick-Ax, Insignia, United States Army Expeditionary Force, A.E.F., Army...
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by Herbert Booker
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Shell Oil Company published this patriotic paper ephemera that showed civilians not familiar with the medals and ribbons awarded to Coast Guardsmen, Marine, Sailors and Soldiers in the Second World War.
Topics: Medals, Ribbons, Medal of Honor, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, U.S.Coast Guard, U.S.Army,...
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Squadron patches of the United States Air Force, some used in the Vietnam War. 
Topics: United States Air Force, U.S.A.F., Squadron patches, Squadron insignia, insignia
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Leather patches painted with words, numbers and illustrations of aircraft, animals, birds, bombs, fish, lightening-bolts, pin-up girls, etc. of United States Air Force squadron insignia to wear on leather or nylon jackets.
Topics: United States Air Force, Squadron Insignia, Squadron patches, U.S.A.F., Bomber Jackets, A-2 Flight...
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Cadet proficiency badges used by Army Cadet, Sea Cadets and R.A.F. Cadets in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Topics: Army Cadet Badges, Royal Air Force Cadet Badges, R.A.F. Cadet, Marksman, 1st Class Shot, 2nd Class...
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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Navy Patrol Torpedo Boats from 1941-1945 especially in the South Pacific Theater. Hopefully this is more complete than from other media? 
Topics: P.T.Boat, Patrol Torpedo Boat, MTB, Motor Torpedo Boat, R.O.N., WW2, United States Navy, Insignia,...
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United States Army chevrons worn from 1902 to 1919. These were for Master Electricians for both the Air Service and for the Signal Corps in 1917-1918.
Topics: Army of the United States, U.S. Army, Chevrons, Army Chevrons, First World War, World War One,...
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Embroidered field marshal rank marks worn only by the Sultan of Royal Brunei Air Force, Army and Navy. 
Topics: Sultan of Brunei, Royal Brunei Air Force, Royal Brunei Army, Royal Brunei Navy, Rank Marks,...
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The United States Army General Staff Identification Badge was created for Air and army National Guards as well as for the State Guards too! Shown here are those badges illustrated and described in 1984. Since then new state guards were formed while others were deactivated. 
Topics: State Guard General Staff Identification Badges, S.G.G.S.I.B., State Guard, State Military Reserve,...
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Soft-cover insignia books, many out-of-print. 
Topics: Index of Drawings, Insignia of America's Little Known Seafarers, Military Uniforms, Specialty and...
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Slip-on ranks slide into the epaulet when unbuttoned and then is buttoned to hold the rank insignia place. Pinning on metal rank badges damages their uniform collars, epaulettes and lapels. Most air forces, armies and Navies worldwide employ slip-on ranks worn by other ranks and officers alike. These shown here are worn in Islamic nations.
Topics: Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia, Brunei, Epaulet, Epaulettes, Slip-On Ranks
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Cloth and metal insignia worn on the shoulder sleeve and possibly on the pocket of the uniform to show which arm or branch the wearer is posted.
Topics: Beirut Lebanon, Lebanon Air Force, Lebanon Ground Forces, Lebanon Navy, Shoulder Sleeve Insignia,...
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Special chevrons for the Sergeant Major of the California State Military Reserve showing a California grizzly bear instead of a star or a star in a wreath. 
Topics: Sergeant Major of the California State Military Reserve, State Guard, National Guard Reserve, State...
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A beautiful certificate given to Doc Marine, a long time friend of mine. He served as a United States Navy Corpsman attached to the United States Marine Corps. 
Topics: United States Marine Corps, Semper Fidelis, Doc Marine, U.S.M.C. Certificate
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R.C.A.F. Sqdn. insignia, pre-and post-1953.
Topics: 1 FW Canada Mobile Equipment, 1 (F) RCAF Wing (France), 410 RCAF Squadron, 415 RCAF Squadron, 439...
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Five different cap badges used by officers in the Revenue Cutter Service in 1863 for First, Second and Third Lieutenants, Captains, Chief Engineers, First Assistant Engineers and Second Assistant Engineers.
Topics: Captain, First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, Third Lieutenant, Chief Engineer, First Assistant...
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Pictures of rank insignia in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.
Topics: Insignia, Army Insignia, Navy Insignia, 1917, WW1
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Rank insignia of the Army of Haiti as of 1982.
Topics: Haiti, Hayti, Haitian Army, Rank Insignia, 1982
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Chevrons of the United States Army at the Quartermaster Corps Museum from 1872 to 1953 displayed. 
Topics: Army Chevrons, Chevrons, Army of the United States, United States Army, QMC Museum, Quartermaster...
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Six yellowed sheets of French stamps and the stamps of their colonies.
Topics: Frankreich, French Republic, French Colonies, French Africa, Postage Stamps
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by Herbert Booker
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Coat-of-Arms of the Air Force, Army and Navy of Portugal.
Topics: Portuguese Air Force, Portuguese Army, Portuguese Navy, Coasy-of-Arms, Portugal
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Rank insignia worn on the lower sleeves for officers and upon the upper sleeves near the shoulder by non-commissioned officers and privates in the army of Portugal. The Portuguese Army coat-of-arms is also shown!
Topics: Portuguese Army Rank Insignia, Army of Portugal, Rank Insignia, Field Marshal, General, Lieutenant...
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1937 Polish Army Cavalry Regimental Colours
Topics: Kawaleria, Cavalry, Polish, Poland, Army, Regimental Colours, 1937, Insignia, Banners, Guidons,...
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Photographs and drawings of soldiers past and present in the Lebanon Ground Forces.
Topics: Lebanon Ground Forces, Uniforms and Insignia, Lebanon Soldiers
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Rosettes, ribbons and pins showing affiliation to various patriotic societies from the American Revolution, to the War of 1812, to the U.S. Civil War, the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Topics: Army & Navy Union, Army of the Philippines, Children of the American Revolution, Army of the...
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Insignia: Civil Defense Corps Regulations No.2, Amended August 1942.
Topics: Civil Defence Corps, Civil Defense Corps, Insignia, C.D.C.Insignia, C.D.Insignia, Civil Air Patrol...
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A small silver colour pin of a winged railroad wheel and swastika. Other is a red and white armband with embroidered black winged railray wheel and swastika.
Topics: Eisenbahner, Nationalsozialistische, German Railway, National Socialist, Arm Brassard, Armband,...
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Gorget patches of the British Army in the First World War and other badges and emblems.
Topics: Gorgets, Gorget Patches, Badges, Emblems, Insigne, Insignia, British Army, First World War, Wortld...
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Decorations, Flags, Insignia, Medals and Orders of the Mongolian Air Force and the Mongolian Army.
Topics: Mongolian Air Force, Mongolian Army, Inner Mongolia, Mongolia, Khalikhan, Mong-Chalkhen Gol,...
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Mexican army insignia
Topics: Republica de Mexico, Estado Unido Mexicano, Mexico, Mexican Insignia, Insignia, Uniforms, Uniformes
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A scooter dropped by parachute for transportation for United States Army Airborne Troops for mobility in 1944.
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Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, Army Airborne, Motor Scooter, 1944, Insigne, Insignia
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A yellow border with blue letters that read "Lodwick School of Aeronautics" with a blue circle inside with a yellow winged propeller. 
Topics: 61st Army Air Force Training Detachment, Lodwick School of Aeronautics, United States Army Air...
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This is from a colour plate showing the Lithuanian Army rank insignia in 1918 to 1919. 
Topics: Lithuania, Lithuanian Army, Rank Insignia, Kepi, Insignia, Uniform, Uniforms
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Insignia of the Israel Defence Force Air Force, Army and Navy.
Topics: I.D.F., Israel Defence Force, Israeli Air Force, Israeli Army, Israeli Navy, Gadna Diver,...
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Israel Defence Force beanch and rank insignia work on the cap, the collars and lapels and sleeves. These badges changed since 1982 when first shown, especially those for I.D.F. warrant officers.
Topics: IsraelDefence Force, I.D.F., Insignia, Uniform, Cap badges, collar dogs, 1982
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I.D.F. (Israel Defence Force) shoulder tabs, branch and rank insignia worn berets, caps and on the collar. Charts from 1949 and 1967 of the insignia of the I.D.F.'s Air Force, Army and Navy. 
Topics: I.D.F., Israel Defence Force, Insignia, Ribbons, Medals, Rank Insignia, Branch Insignia, uniforms,...
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Various cap and collar branch and rank insignia used by their armies.
Topics: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Insignia, Army, Uniform, Islamic Nations, Islamic Countries, Islam,...
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1942 and 1982 Irish Army branch and rank insignia.
Topics: Easter Uprising, Irish Republican Army, Insignia, Eire, Ireland, Irish, Uniforms
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by Herbert Booker
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This is part four of four parts on a stamp hoard.
Topics: Stamp Hoard, Stamp Album Sheets, Postage Stamps
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by Herbert Booker
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Yellowed old sheets of very old really nice postage stamps from an album with many issues befor 1899!
Topics: Stamps Album, Postage Stamps, Stamp Hoard, Postage, Europe
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by Herbert Booker
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Sheets pf old postage stamps of the late 19 century to the early 20th century. Mostly European issued.
Topics: Postage Stamps, Stamp Hoard, Stamps
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by Herbert Booker
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Oodles of late 19th to early 20th century postage stamps of Europe.
Topics: Post Stamp Hoard, Sheets of Stamps, 1890s to 1920s
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by Herbert Booker
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The rank insignia and uniforms of H.M.C.G. (His Majesty's Coast Guard) during World War Two.
Topics: His Majesty's Coast Guard, H.M.C.G., Great Britain, United Kingdom, England, Uniforms, Insignia,...
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by Herbert Booker
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Highly decorated Russian and Vietnamese veterans on parade
Topics: Russia, Russian, U.S.S.R., Vietnam, Vietnamese, Insignia, Medals, Orders and Decorations, World War...
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Sons of the American Revolution Medal.
Topics: Sons of the American Revolution, Medal, United States of America
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by Herbert Booker
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Hello Buddy was a small 1919 publication to raise money for veterans who were wounded in the First World War, whatever someone wanted to pay for the magazine. 
Topics: War Wounded, Wounded marines - sailors and soldiers, post-WW1, 1919
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Flags of the three branches of the Lebanon armed forces.
Topics: Lebanon, Lebanon Ground Forces, Lebanon Air Force, Lebanon Navy, Flags, Banners, Pennants,...
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by Herbert Booker
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African-Methodist-Episcopal Church of Palm Coast, Florida choir.
Topics: A.M.E., African-Methodist-Episcopal, Flagler County Florida
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by Herbert Booker
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Eire Army Insignia. Irish military badges.
Topics: Eire, Ireland, Irish Army, Uniforms, Insignia
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Distinctive unit insignia of the South Carolina Army National Guard's 118th Infantry Regiment in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Topics: South Carolina Army National Guard, SC ARNG, 118th Infantry Regiment, Distinctive Unit Insignia,...
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by Herbert Booker
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NOTA BENE: This is not an endorsement for any particular brand, it shows what many southerner's like for snacks. Beer sausage, cracklins, Mom's peacan pie, original pickled sausage, pickled Big-Johns, pickled eggs, pickled pig's feet, pickled hocks, pickled quail eggs, and pickled sausage. 
Topics: Beer Sausage, Cracklins, Mom's Peacan Pie, Original Pickled Sausage, Pickled Big-Johns, Pickled...
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by Herbert Booker
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Dagwood Bumpsted in a 1902 United States Army dress blue uniform with Blondie dressed as the Statue of Liberty with their son Alexander dressed as a Boy Scout. 
Topics: Dagwood Bumpsted, Blondied Bumpsted, Alexander Bumpsted, cartoon, 1902 U.S. Army Dress Blue...
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by Herbert Booker
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Insignia of the Army of Cuba from 1941 to 1959.
Topics: Republica de Cuba, Cuban Army, Army of Cuba, Rank Insignia
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Rank insignia of F.A.R. (Fuerza Armadas Revolucionaria) Cuba in 1982.
Topics: Fuerza Armadas Revolucionaria, F.A.R., Cuba, Insignia, Cuban, 1982, Republica de Cuba, Uniformes