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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-12-17, 03:14 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By kingsley
A few more scans

Haven't found a picture yet of the numbered coiled bugles with the oak leaf.
The smaller badge with QVC is hallmarked silver, the larger QVC one with the wreaths each side was also made with a VR...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-12-17, 02:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By kingsley
Yes, many, perhaps most, of the larger stringed...

Yes, many, perhaps most, of the larger stringed bugles have three lugs on the back, only seen coiled ones with two lugs. There are two different sizes of the WM coiled bugles. Also have a gilt small...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-12-17, 02:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By kingsley
GTB, in reply to your question, Stgsil means...

GTB, in reply to your question, Stgsil means hallmarked sterling silver. I have two different sizes of high quality hallmarked stringed bugles with QVC above.
All the variations, including the QVC...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-11-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By kingsley
Bugle badge wanted!

After posting the other reply, I found this other quite different bugle badge variation in my picture file, very strange decoration. If anyone has one spare, please let me know.
Thanks.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-11-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By kingsley
Impossible to be quite sure!

I like to know more about bugle badges, both slung and coiled types, and have quite a few variations. I have always thought of them as generic Rifle Vol cap and pouch badges worn right around the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-11-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By kingsley
Pete, did you get my reply to your PM? Do you...

Pete, did you get my reply to your PM?
Do you have John Perryman's "Kit Muster" book? Certainly the best reference we have on RAN insignia.
Kingsley
Forum: Other Military Topics 12-11-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By kingsley
Pre 1901 most Australian states wore slouch hats...

Pre 1901 most Australian states wore slouch hats turned up on the left, which became standard after Federation and continues to this day. I have seen pictures of Tasmanian forces wearing the hat...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 12-11-17, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By kingsley
I have asked this question on the Forum before...

I have asked this question on the Forum before but no one has apparently actually seen a KING'S crown RN button with an Australian maker mark. Does it exist?
I have a QVC by Stokes, another by...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-11-17, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By kingsley
Pete, Sorry can't supply the Victorian QVC WM...

Pete,
Sorry can't supply the Victorian QVC WM button pix and don't have access to them at the moment. I actually have a spare pair of them, two sizes, which both came from a large oldtime military...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-11-17, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By kingsley
The naval forces of the state of Victoria wore...

The naval forces of the state of Victoria wore plain QVC WM buttons before 1901. The buttons appear to be castings of base metal rather than high quality die-struck. I will try to find some pix in my...
Forum: General Topics. 24-10-17, 02:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,625
Posted By kingsley
"If you have tears, prepare to shed them now"

Unbelievable, but true. The AWM used to have a director who was obsessed with models rather than artifacts. Of course, limited space and limited funds but conservation should be RULE NUMBER 1.
Not...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 23-10-17, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By kingsley
They look like WW1 Australian to me.

They look like WW1 Australian to me.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 19-10-17, 03:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By kingsley
MP title wanted

Maybe someone can help with an MP title, either brass or oxidised will do. There are several variations of these so please send me a PM with dimensions in mm.
Thanks.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-10-17, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By kingsley
What is even more fascinating is an AWM photo of...

What is even more fascinating is an AWM photo of the guys wearing Navy hat badges on army uniforms, apparently before the distinctive anchor badges were provided.
Forum: The Home Front 18-10-17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 726
Posted By kingsley
1917 Naval Coaling Battalion

The 1917 enamelled Naval Coaling Battalion badge is one of the rarest. Sorry unable to provide a picture but someone might have one. In the old newspaper publication of official lapel badges this one...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 16-10-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By kingsley
I have seen a couple of dozen collar badges like...

I have seen a couple of dozen collar badges like these with letters and numbers, no one knows what they are. Probably made up at random by a jeweller, can't imagine they could be official. Will see...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 10-10-17, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By kingsley
I have a bimetal collar badge with Queen's crown,...

I have a bimetal collar badge with Queen's crown, which "does not exist".
It is maker marked Taylor Perth. Sorry can only find a scan of the back at present.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-10-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By kingsley
Thanks for the pictures of the "S" in wreath...

Thanks for the pictures of the "S" in wreath badges, never seen them before.
I am interested only in trade and skill badges that were worn by Australian forces, which includes most if not all of...
Forum: General Topics 28-09-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By kingsley
Australian Munitions Workers

Here are the long lost pictures
Forum: The Home Front 28-09-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,286
Posted By kingsley
Those of you who know how, keep trying to...

Those of you who know how, keep trying to retrieve my earlier Munitions Worker post of a couple of years ago. They must be in the Forum archives somewhere.The enamelled badges were incredible, one,...
Forum: The Home Front 26-09-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,286
Posted By kingsley
A couple of years ago I posted a picture or two...

A couple of years ago I posted a picture or two relating to Australian Munitions worker's badges, can't find them at present in my picturte file.
There was a round Dept of Defence lapel badge with...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-09-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By kingsley
I have never heard of the St Georges Rifles...

I have never heard of the St Georges Rifles before and would be interested to know when it started and finished. Also its pre-1900 insignia.
Thanks
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
I once had an incredible conversation with a...

I once had an incredible conversation with a uniform collector who told me how to convert female dummies (cheaper to buy) into male ones. Of course our Forum members are too young for the lurid...
Forum: General Topics 14-09-17, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By kingsley
RAA, artillery surveyor sleeve badge,...

RAA, artillery surveyor sleeve badge, unfortunately broken at the top. There are companion badges with G (gunner),R (rangefinder) and L (layer) in Gothic letters.
Forum: Other Corps 02-09-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By kingsley
What about this one? Maybe an earlier example of...

What about this one? Maybe an earlier example of half a plaque badge? Certainly much higher quality.
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