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#1 05-02-2016 13:39:35

Markus
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Tropical Signal Insignia

Hi folks, here is a photo of some tropical signal blitz insignia which I've been collecting over the last couple of years.  The one on the right hand side is white blitz stitching on a lighter coloured olive background patch (Heer Flak).   Yes, still a few more to go ....

Regards Mark

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#2 05-02-2016 15:37:54

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Awesome collection Mark. Well done and thanks for sharing.

What i don't understand is why there are no used/tunic removed blitzes today? Even litzen are rarely found in a tunic removed condition but i have never seen a single blitz in that used condition.


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#3 05-02-2016 22:13:19

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Thanks Chris, yes the blitzes which I have seen for sale have all been in unissued condition - unless still attached to the complete original uniform item.    Maybe not a lot of these were sewn own to tropical uniforms (I haven't seen many in period photos) and insignia like the tunic eagle much more eagerly sought as souvenirs?

Regards Mark

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#4 05-02-2016 22:45:59

zip3120
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

very nice, thanks

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#5 06-02-2016 11:01:24

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

just superb !

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#6 06-02-2016 13:31:01

don_kihotis7
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Markus wrote:

and insignia like the tunic eagle much more eagerly sought as souvenirs?

Regards Mark

Indeed eagles and boards were more appreciated as souvenirs than Litzen and blitz patches.


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#7 16-04-2016 10:54:09

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

I have a few of these.  Nice white blitz patch, one of the rare ones.[img]http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/10_trop_blitz_jan_2015_obverse_small_version.jpg[/img]

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Jerry B.

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#8 16-04-2016 10:57:29

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

I remember one of the reasons I stopped posting here, the pain that it is to post images of a decent size. Anyway, if anyone is interested I would sell the blitz collection as one lot, message me on War Relics, WAF or HWF forums.


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Jerry B.

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#9 16-04-2016 12:45:35

msteve21
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Thanks for posting Mark & Jerry your blitz collections
Mark S


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#10 06-04-2018 13:46:26

Markus
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

My tropical signal blitz collection has grown a little...

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02525.jpg

This next photo shows the variety of finishes to the reverse.  As you can see a number appear to have been previously been glued into photo albums or display boards etc...

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02529.jpg

These badges are still a great entry level collectible and reasonably priced...

Regards

Markus

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#11 06-04-2018 14:03:45

olpan
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

My favorite patch. love seeing a few of them together.

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#12 09-04-2018 04:39:19

Markus
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Thanks Olpan.

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#13 09-04-2018 07:23:43

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Impressive collection, nice seeing the different construction techniques. Are the top line later manufactured?
MSteve


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#14 09-04-2018 10:22:00

Markus
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Hi, the top line are all for the tropical Mantel (greatcoat).

The middle and bottom lines are for the tropical tunic.  I've found that the blitzes in the middle row (lighter twill with the darker surround) seem to be harder to find.

This photo helps to show the difference - the Mantel blitz is on the left.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02547.jpg

Regards Markus.

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#15 09-04-2018 12:26:36

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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Great collection guys !

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#16 09-04-2018 22:59:57

don_kihotis7
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Re: Tropical Signal Insignia

Very nice blitz collection.


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