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Posted: January 02, 2006 08:19 am
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Recently I had the oportunity to buy this badge. The "Szekely" are a hungarian ethnic group from Romania. Before seeng this badge , I had no ideea there was such a regiment. The sun and moon are from Transylvania's symbols. On the back there is a serial number too - 46.

(IMG:http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/4658/szekely2su.jpg)

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Posted: January 02, 2006 11:14 am
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QUOTE (aviatiadasenzatia @ Jan 2 2006, 08:19 AM)
Recently I had the oportunity to buy this badge. The "Szekely" are a hungarian ethnic group from Romania. Before seeng this badge , I had no ideea there was such a regiment. The sun and moon are from Transylvania's symbols. On the back there is a serial number too - 46.

(IMG:http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/4658/szekely2su.jpg)

Maybe a local patriotic badge!
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Posted: January 02, 2006 11:17 am
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Posted: January 02, 2006 11:20 am
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Posted: January 02, 2006 01:59 pm
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QUOTE (aviatiadasenzatia @ Jan 2 2006, 08:19 AM)
On the back there is a serial number too - 46. [/b]

(IMG:http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/4658/szekely2su.jpg)

I do not know if this badge is military or not. It is interesting to see that it is a cast badge. Yet another example of a cast piece insted of a stamped manufacture.
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Posted: January 02, 2006 02:48 pm
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I forgot to translate the text of the badge . The "Szekelyhadosztaly" means the "The Szekely Regiment" so obviously it couldn't be something else non military.
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Posted: January 02, 2006 03:16 pm
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Maybe the blue badge is from the time of Bela Kun's Hungarian Soviet Republic, which had some Szekler volunteer units. That would explain the serial number and the poor quality.
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Posted: January 02, 2006 03:29 pm
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Here's another one similar , it was on eBay a week ago.
(IMG:http://img347.imageshack.us/img347/7426/szekely0js.jpg)

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Posted: January 02, 2006 03:31 pm
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QUOTE (b737 @ Jan 2 2006, 11:17 AM)
...like this one...

(IMG:http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/1464/insigna33iy.jpg)

This is a regimental badge of the reserve officers from Brasov , before 1918.
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Posted: January 02, 2006 03:34 pm
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QUOTE (b737 @ Jan 2 2006, 11:20 AM)
..or this one!

(IMG:http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/967/miniung3wj.jpg)

It seems that's a Hungarian irredentist badge. The translation for that is : "Now we are here and we stay here". I don't think that's a military badge.
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Posted: January 02, 2006 03:44 pm
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QUOTE (aviatiadasenzatia @ Jan 2 2006, 03:29 PM)
Here's another one similar , it was on eBay a week ago.
(IMG:http://img347.imageshack.us/img347/7426/szekely0js.jpg)

This one is stamped badge with the number 175 in the sun.
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Posted: January 03, 2006 04:43 pm
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Another one, related to the Transylvanian Saxons [from eBay]:

(IMG:http://img421.imageshack.us/img421/5820/siebenbrgischemedaille16uu.jpg)

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Posted: January 03, 2006 04:56 pm
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QUOTE (aviatiadasenzatia @ Jan 2 2006, 02:19 PM)
The "Szekely" are a hungarian ethnic group from Romania. Before seeng this badge , I had no ideea there was such a regiment.

The "Székely Hadosztály" (Sekler Regiment) has nothing to do with the Rumanian Army, perhaps that's why you didn't hear about it.

The unit was formed by Col. Károly Kratochwill on January 20, 1919, with former Hungarian & Székely soldiers from Transylvaia, to fight the Rumanian troops advancing into Western Transylvania. There were several rather heavy battles between the two sides. Reportedly, famous Rumanian historian Constantin Kiritescu, in his book 'Istoria pentru intregirea Romaniei, 1916-1919' , mentioned the battle of Beius (Belényes), for example.

This badge was manufactured in the inter-war period for the former member of the "Székely Hadosztály". It was ususally worn on the cap, but sometimes it was pinned to the tunic as well.

I would be interested in purchasing such a badge, if available.

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Posted: January 03, 2006 04:59 pm
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QUOTE (REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR @ Jan 2 2006, 10:14 PM)
QUOTE (aviatiadasenzatia @ Jan 2 2006, 03:29 PM)
Here's another one similar , it was on eBay a week ago.
(IMG:http://img347.imageshack.us/img347/7426/szekely0js.jpg)

This one is stamped badge with the number 175 in the sun.

Did you buy this badge, RUC? If yes, you snatched it from under my nose. :ph34r:

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