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Jun 20, 2016 Herbert Booker
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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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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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Postage stamps of Costa Rica, El Salvador and Mexico.
Topics: Postage Stamps, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico
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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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Patriotic World War Two booklet created for the people back home on the Home Front to acquaint them with the military insignia of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Topics: Air Corps, Army Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, insignia, booklet, World War Two, WW2, Second World...
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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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Cavalry (yellow) chevrons used until 1918 to 1919 in the Army of the United States. From the collection of the late Michael von Deckbar who had possibly the best collection of chevrons in the U.S.A.!
Topics: Michael von Deckbar, Cavalry Chevrons, Chevrons, Insignia, Army of the United States, United States...
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Seperate sheets of mostly used postage stamps mailed to collectors of postage stamps of Germany in the early 20th century
Topics: Approval Stamps, Postage Stamps, Germany, Wiemar Republic, Imperial Germany
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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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A booklet with postage stamps would be mailed to a customer who selected the postage stamps they wanted and they would return this booklet along with the money to pay for the stamps they had selected. 
Topics: Postage Stamp Approval Booklet, The ABC Stamp Company, Postage Stamps
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Coloured German oicture postcards of the Great War.
Topics: German picture postcards, The Great War, World War One, First World War, WWI, WW1, Germany, German,...
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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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Bailey, Biddle & Banks Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania produced a small catalogue of Army of the United States military insignia for commissioned officers in the First World War and later in the Second World War as well in sterling silver and gold plate whenever needed. B.B.B. created some of the finest insignia in addition to their creations of unique jewelry. 
Topics: Bailey Biddle & Banks Company, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1017, First World War, World War One,...
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NOTA BENE: Many of these photographs of the First World War are very graphic as they also show deceased soldiers on the battlefield on the Western Front in France. All nations engaged in war had boy soldiers in the ranks. 
Topics: Austrian Army, Belgian Army, Canada Expeditionary Force, British Army, Dutch Army, German Army,...
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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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Rank insignia of the Army of Haiti as of 1982.
Topics: Haiti, Hayti, Haitian Army, Rank Insignia, 1982
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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 Army of Cuba from 1941 to 1959.
Topics: Republica de Cuba, Cuban Army, Army of Cuba, Rank Insignia
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Not only did U.S. postage stamps dealers mail out "approval" catalogues of stamps, dealers in Europe did likewise as stamps collecting was and is worldwide, even in France in the year 1911, believe it or not?
Topics: Postage Stamps, Stamp Collecting, Philatelic, Stamps Approval Booklets, Approval Catalogue
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Coloured picture postcards of Ottmar Zieher that show coins and postage stamps of other nations.
Topics: Picture Postcards, Post Cards, Ottmar Zieher
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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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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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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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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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A small brass disc with a bald eagle standing atop a U.S. Shield to show branch affiliation of an enlisted aide to a general officer.
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, Enlisted Aide to a General Officer collar disc
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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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- 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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The Civil Air Guard is the British equivalent of the United States of America's Civil Air Patrol. Their insignia of rank and uniforms are patterned after the Royal Air Force.
Topics: Civil Air Guard, United Kingdom, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,...
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One of the articles in that magazine is about submarine mines.
Topics: Navy of the United States, United States Navy, U.S.Navy, U.S.N., Submarine Mines, The Technical...
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These were rates worn by members of the Seabees (U.S.Navy Construction Battalion in World War Two. Official and unofficial rates were worn despite rules and regulations. 
Topics: Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer 1st Class, Petty Officers 2nd Class, Petty Officer 3rd Class,...
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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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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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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
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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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NOTA  BENE: This is not an endorsement for tobacco products, it is simply here to show what this particular tin looked for those who collect them as a hobby! A cigarette tin made in England in 1942 and given to the U.S. service women and men while guests of the British people. 
Topics: Pall Mall Cigarettes, England, Great Britain, Tobacco Products, English made U.S. cigarettes, WW2,...
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Postage Stamps of Liberia
Topics: Liberian, Liberia, Postage Stamps
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An 8-page brochure showing post Second World War Army & Navy Surplus, when one could still get real military equipment, boots, shoes, clothing, etc. in 1953. 
Topics: Korean War 1950-1953, Post-Second World War, Post-World War Two, Post-War, Army & Navy Surplus,...
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Beautiful Italian Postage Stamps 
Topics: Italia, Roma, Italy, Rome, Postage Stamps, Italiano, Italian
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Eire Army Insignia. Irish military badges.
Topics: Eire, Ireland, Irish Army, Uniforms, Insignia
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Mexican army insignia
Topics: Republica de Mexico, Estado Unido Mexicano, Mexico, Mexican Insignia, Insignia, Uniforms, Uniformes
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Argylle & Sutherland Highlanders, Army Recruiting Sergeant, Black Watch, Black Watch Piper, Conductor, Corps of Army Music, Warrant Officer, Drum Major, Pipe Major, King's Division, King's Own Border, King's Royal Hussars, Light Dragoons, Marlborough College CCF, Master Gunner, Queen's Royal Lancers, Royal Army Medical Corps, R.A.M.C., Royal Engineers, R.E., R.E. Regimental Sergeant Major, Regimental Sergeant Major, Regimental Sergeant Major Recruiting, Royal Electrical & Mechanical...
Topics: Royal Army rank slide-ons, Great Britiain, United Kingdom, U.K.
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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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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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Maps from World War One of Europe.
Topics: Western Front, Maps, Allied Expedtionary Force, Army, Armies, The Great War, World War One, World...
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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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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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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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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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A monthly magazine dedicated to Abraham Lincoln lore. This 1944 issue featured the North American Indian Peace Medal given to very important Indian chiefs for their loyalty to the United States of America.
Topics: Abraham Lincoln, American Indian Peace Medal, Native North American Indians, Peace Medals, Insignia
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Buttons worn on the uniforms of Union Army soldiers in the U.S. Civil War of 1861-1865.
Topics: Union Army, U.S.Army, Army of the United States, United States Army, U.S.Civil War, The War of...
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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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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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The United States Army created a make-believe enemy for training purposes. They wore cotton summer khaki uniforms dyed green and made up ranks as shown with major's gold oakleaves, crossed cavalry swords, etc. An M-1 helmet liner with a shaped piece wood attached to the top to change its appearance. Years later Aggessor Forces wore Soviet style collar and epaulet insignia. 
Topics: Agressor Forces, Defense Aggressor, Uniforms and Insignia, Insignia and Uniforms, Army
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Framed sets of cap and collar badges of the Indian and Pakistani armies.
Topics: India, Pakistan, Badges, Insignia, Army, Armies
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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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A.C.A. insignia and uniforms.
Topics: Air Cadets of America, A.C.A., Uniforms, Insignia
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Fourteen commemorative postage stamps showing the image of King George VI on these colourful stamps.
Topics: Sierra Leone, Africa, England, Postage Stamps, Great Britain, United Kingdom
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These Canadian postage stamps were issued under the reigns of Queen Victoria and under Kings Edward VII and George V of England.
Topics: Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V, Dominion of Canada, Canada, Postage Stamps
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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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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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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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A large green cover postage stamp album that contained from 1863 to 1920.
Topics: Postage Stamp Album, German, Germany, Stamp Collections
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A small catalogue with half-tone photographs of civil, military and naval insignia in 1898, Philadelphia
Topics: BB&B, Bailey-Biddle & Banks Co., Catalogue, Insignia, Medals
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811th Engineer Battalion distinctive unit insignia.
Topics: United States Army, Engineer Corps, 811th Engineer Battalion, D.U.I., Distinctive Unit 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,...
Regulations Governing the Uniforms of the United States Navy in 1841.
Topics: Uniforms, Insignia, Sword and Scabbard, Sword Belt, United States Mavy, Navy of the United States,...
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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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Egypt, Jordan and Turkey all issued at one time or another stamps for Palestine, as early as 1900 in the Ottoman Empire. 
Topics: Palestine, Palestinian, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Postage, Stamps, Postage Stamps
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Coins and medals honouring Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie as well as fascist Ital medals in their occupation of Ethiopia.
Topics: Emperor Haile Selassie, Ethiopia, Abyssinia, Fascism, Italy
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NOTA BENE; These confederate stamps are only shown for historical purposes and not to honour nor tear down a former regime. It is renarkable the C.S.A. could have enough reliable printing presses, printer's ink, paper stock, lithograph stone engravers, etc.
Topics: Confederate States of America, C.S.A., Postage Stamps, 1861-1865
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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
Naval uniform regulations for the uniform of officers, but not for the seamen and petty officers.
Topics: Navy of the United States, Regulations Governing the Uniform of Commissioned Officer of the Navy of...
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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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Ottmar Zieher printed hundreds of different picture postcards in colour such as sets about the other nations and their coins and postage stamps. These cards are hard-to-find and usually cost a lot and sometimes even money can acquire all of them. 
Topics: Ottmar Zieher, Imperial Germany, Picture Postcards, Coins, Postage Stamps, Stamps, Money, Austria,...
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Mexican Army branch insignia worn by the soldiers to show their military occupational specialty, i.e., armoured, artillery, band, cavalry, military police, etc. Worn on the coat lapels and shirt collars. 
Topics: Ejercito de Mexico, Republica de Mexico, Estado Unidos Mexicanos, Insignia Militares, Artilleria,...