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Title Falangist youth front badge
Nationality Spanish
Period c 1935

The yoke and arrows (around the swan's head) are the symbols of the Falange movement, the right wing political organisation founded in response to the influence of the left in Spain in 1933 by Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, later assassinated by the Reds. The Falange continued under Franco's death.

This badge could have been worn on a beret or possibly a tunic.

It (4.5cm x 5.5cm) is made of pressed zinc with a silver-grey finish to the reverse and a polychrome finish to the obverse. There are three small holes punched through the piece - perhaps at some time this was fitted for display of some sort. It would have had a pin fitting on the reverse originally, now missing.

Its condition is very scruffy, with maybe 30% of the paintwork missing, but it is still a good representative example of its kind, despite the missing pin and the mounting holes.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Spanish : 20th Century]


...what you delivered exceeded expectations, both in terms of quality (item vs. price) & excellence of service. A pleasure to do business with. Rest assured, when the 'bayonet bug' bites, 'Antique-Militaria' will always be paid a visit.

N L, UK, 29.06.2010

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

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C W, UK, 20.04.2006