Cossack Foreign Volunteer Patches

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Cossack Foreign Volunteer Patches

Post by GeckoGuest » 24 Sep 2021 16:15

I have recently purchased three Cossack Foreign Volunteer sleeve shield patches. They are in great condition and are constructed really well. I’m unsure of their authenticity though. I was not able to find any information on the patches I have. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated.

They were listed as officer grade Cossack Foreign Volunteer sleeve patches

ТВ- Terek Cossack
ВД- Don Cossack
КВ- Kuban Cossack

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Re: Cossack Foreign Volunteer Patches

Post by Ivan Ž. » 25 Sep 2021 01:02

Hello, GeckoGuest, and :welcome:

They're all bad fakes, I'm afraid (their condition is great because they were made recently). And the Terek colours were black and blue (not red).

For more info on German-Cossack insignia see for example: P. Schuster, H. Tiede, Die Uniformen und Abzeichen der Kosaken in der deutschen Wehrmacht, Norderstedt, 1999 (or in English: Uniforms and Insignia of the Cossacks in the German Wehrmacht in World War II, Atglen, PA, 2004).

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Ivan

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Re: Cossack Foreign Volunteer Patches

Post by Askold » 27 Sep 2021 17:01

Unfortunatley all fakes.

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