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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

don_kihotis7
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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

Markus
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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?

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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

Sebastian.V
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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

Bond
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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

Bond
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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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