Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 57

Finnish Collar Tabs

Article about: Would anyone comment as to whether any of these Finnish collar tabs are authentic WW2 and which are post WW2? Sorry no photos of the backings but some have a sort of burlap backing and some

  1. #1

    Default Finnish Collar Tabs

    Would anyone comment as to whether any of these Finnish collar tabs are authentic WW2 and which are post WW2? Sorry no photos of the backings but some have a sort of burlap backing and some are a white or black material. Thanks.

    Coastal Artillery Officer
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Finnish Costal Artillery Officer collar tabs.jpg 
Views:	408 
Size:	37.1 KB 
ID:	396355

    Infantry staff sargent
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	FINNISH INFANTRY STAFF SGT COLLAR TABS.jpg 
Views:	386 
Size:	44.3 KB 
ID:	396361

    Finnish Jaegers staff sargent
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	FINNISH JAGERS STAFF SGT COLLAR TABS.jpg 
Views:	309 
Size:	41.3 KB 
ID:	396360

    General Staff Officer
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	FINNISH GENERAL STAFF OFFICER COLLAR TABS.jpg 
Views:	237 
Size:	46.8 KB 
ID:	396359

    Field Engineers Corporal
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Finnish Field Engineers Corporal collar tabs.jpg 
Views:	183 
Size:	230.4 KB 
ID:	396358

    Engineer Officer
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Finnish Engineer Officer collar tabs.jpg 
Views:	356 
Size:	40.3 KB 
ID:	396356

    Finnish Guards officer
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	FINNISH GUARDS OFFICER COLLAR TABS.jpg 
Views:	948 
Size:	51.3 KB 
ID:	396357

    Field Artillery Officer
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	FINNISH FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER COLLAR TABS.jpg 
Views:	183 
Size:	41.8 KB 
ID:	396354

    Medical Officer
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Finnish Medical Officer collar tabs.jpg 
Views:	245 
Size:	43.4 KB 
ID:	396362

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    P
    Many
     

  3. #2

    Default Re: Finnish Collar Tabs

    They all look wartime to me ,the way to tell with the NCO collars is that post war they use brass badges to show the ranks on the collar patchs,The bottom pair are very early prewar issue, a nice collection you have there

  4. #3

    Default Re: Finnish Collar Tabs

    Thanks Kradman.

    I read somewhere that the Finns had stocks of wartime collar tabs that were unissued and that these were later declared surplus. Unscrupulous sellers later sold these as being wartime issue.

    I suspect that the two staff sergeant and corporal collar tabs might be so. These are very 'new' in appearance. Possibly the coastal and field artillery officer tabs as well. The others are more 'worn', and the medical officer is a different shape with two lines of 'piping'.

    A question about the Finnish Guards collar tabs: these don't have the two sprigs in the corners - is it possible that these are EM tabs with rank rosettes attached to fake officer tabs? Or was this the practice or wartime expediency? Thanks.


  5. #4

    Default Re: Finnish Collar Tabs

    Hi i dont see any problem with any of them ,Yes there was alot of wartime made unissued collar badges left after the war and these were still in use in the 1950s ,1960s and can be seen on uniforms from this time so it is hard to tell when yours have been used ,The only sure way to know when buying Finnish collar if wartime or used after is when they are still sewn to the tunic and the tunic is wartime dated or they come in with other wartime items from a good source,Yours are wartime made for sure and the bottom pair are prewar having the grey color to them ,still a nice collection and nice to see

  6. #5

    Default Re: Finnish Collar Tabs

    Thanks for your reply kradman. Any thoughts about the missing 'sprigs' on the Guards collar tabs?

  7. #6

    Default Re: Finnish Collar Tabs

    I think its most likely just down to what they had to issue at the time and most likely had run out of officer collar patches to issue so used these as a stop gap

  8. #7
    ?

    Default Re: Finnish Collar Tabs

    A really nice collection of tabs Mike , great to see and thanks for showing them .
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

  9. #8

    Default

    Quote by dastier View Post
    Thanks Kradman.

    I read somewhere that the Finns had stocks of wartime collar tabs that were unissued and that these were later declared surplus. Unscrupulous sellers later sold these as being wartime issue.

    I suspect that the two staff sergeant and corporal collar tabs might be so. These are very 'new' in appearance. Possibly the coastal and field artillery officer tabs as well. The others are more 'worn', and the medical officer is a different shape with two lines of 'piping'.

    A question about the Finnish Guards collar tabs: these don't have the two sprigs in the corners - is it possible that these are EM tabs with rank rosettes attached to fake officer tabs? Or was this the practice or wartime expediency? Thanks.

    These are Maintenance Engineers collar tabs. Rank is Captain (Kapteeni).

  10. #9

    Default

    Here's some of my Finnish insignia. Nothing much really. The lion tabs belonged to an officer, who served in the Border Guards during the Continuation War.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1677.jpg 
Views:	840 
Size:	335.5 KB 
ID:	559005
    Last edited by Aleksander P; 10-09-2013 at 03:45 PM.

  11. #10

    Default

    Here's an update to my Finnish collar tab collection. I also have some more stored ones, part being most likely 90's and one Anti-Tank units collar tab. It seem's old, but I don't know if it's war time or not. Major collar tab is possible post war, but others are war time.

    From upper left to right:

    Corporal (Air Force), Lieutenant (Infantry), Captain (Pioneers), Major (General Staff), Lieutenant (Supply), NCO (Frontier Guard's).
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_1803.jpg 
Views:	149 
Size:	115.8 KB 
ID:	623277  

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help! Collar Tabs...

    In Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich
    03-03-2012, 09:48 PM
  2. SA Collar Tabs

    In Non-Combat Uniforms and related insignia of the Third Reich
    10-12-2011, 11:37 PM
  3. what are these Collar Tabs for

    In Non-Combat Uniforms and related insignia of the Third Reich
    10-05-2010, 02:45 PM
  4. ss collar tabs

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    04-27-2010, 01:21 PM
  5. SS collar tabs

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    11-16-2008, 04:52 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •