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Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-05-18, 02:59 AM
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Posted By atillathenunns
I personally have not seen any NZ Artillery...

I personally have not seen any NZ Artillery wearing double breasted tunics.
The following tunic is typical of those commonly worn by NZ Volunteer artillery 1895 - 1910. The buttons are brass kings...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-05-18, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By atillathenunns
Manufacture of buttons in New Zealand can be...

Manufacture of buttons in New Zealand can be dated back to the early 1880s.
...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-05-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By atillathenunns
New Zealand Naval Artillery Volunteer Officer. ...

New Zealand Naval Artillery Volunteer Officer.

https://s9.postimg.cc/4yklrb1cf/New_Zealand_Artillery_Volunteers.jpg

https://s9.postimg.cc/d47pmbo4f/New_Zealand_Artillery_Volunteers_button.jpg
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Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-05-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By atillathenunns
I have posted this NZ Naval Artillery Volunteers...

I have posted this NZ Naval Artillery Volunteers button before, but as it is not pictured in the badge books it is worth posting again.

https://s9.postimg.cc/rec815vpr/NAV_Button.jpg

The...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 17-05-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By atillathenunns
Unfortunately the New Zealand Volunteer button...

Unfortunately the New Zealand Volunteer button book is a bit out of date.
Based on uniforms I have seen, I'm speculating that both brass and white metal gun buttons were worn in New Zealand from the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-05-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By atillathenunns
Some Corps badges with some gaps still to be...

Some Corps badges with some gaps still to be filled :)

https://s7.postimg.cc/86rm8hczf/Collection.jpg
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-04-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By atillathenunns
Rob there is no definite proof as to where the...

Rob there is no definite proof as to where the 2nd Pattern cap badges were made or how many, but it is believed by myself and a few others that the majority were made in Egypt, the die cast LRDG...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-04-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By atillathenunns
The LRDG had "run out of desert" by mid 1943 and...

The LRDG had "run out of desert" by mid 1943 and moved to Lebanon, they didn't disband until 1945, so not all LRDG badges were made in Egypt.

Original LRDG hat badges were either cast, die stamped...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 14-04-18, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By atillathenunns
I concur with Wayne that the triple ferns and the...

I concur with Wayne that the triple ferns and the 4 to 10 collar badges are post-war made for the collectors/museum market. The jeweller who made them had a shop in Petone after WW1.
The earliest...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-04-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By atillathenunns
Nice addition :)

Nice addition :)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-03-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,429
Posted By atillathenunns
Hi Lettman, The following is from my...

Hi Lettman,
The following is from my collection. The last picture is a copy of the original NZEF Order No 495, 31 January 1918.

https://s10.postimg.org/hfmbnabgp/NZCC.jpg
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Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-02-18, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By atillathenunns
Nice :)

Nice :)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-02-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By atillathenunns
Registered Design number 876 - This design...

Registered Design number 876 -
This design number was registered by William Henry Haase (Dental assistant) of 123 Willis St, Wellington on the 7th August 1916.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 19-02-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By atillathenunns
IMO it is a transitional badge that was most...

IMO it is a transitional badge that was most likely made in 1910.
As such it would fit in as a 4th Battalion Otago Rifle "Volunteers" badge, or you could display it as a "Territorial" badge of the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-02-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By atillathenunns
Dave this is just a taste of your fine...

Dave this is just a taste of your fine "collection"
I look forward to see more, especially your recent tank badge purchase as it is truly a unique badge.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-02-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
Hard to say with NZ officer pattern busby badges...

Hard to say with NZ officer pattern busby badges as not a lot of information available. I have a few period photos but none are clear enough to see the badge details.

The following photos are of a...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-01-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
New Zealand Permanent Artillery Sergeants/Officers Forage Cap

New Zealand Permanent Artillery Sergeants/Officers Forage Cap (circa 1889 to 1902)

The following blue cloth forage cap has been in my collection for a long time, initially I had no idea what it...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 20-01-18, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
The following badges are also from the famed...

The following badges are also from the famed Laurie Osborne collection, the top one now resides in Tepapa museum.
They are both from a D. Battery, N.Z. Reg. A.V. Artillery Volunteers trophy belt,...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 20-01-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
James is your buckle centre brass or white metal?...

James is your buckle centre brass or white metal?
Your buckle centre is the cut out version, which I am leaning to be senior NCO/Officers issue.
Regardless it is not as common as the solid version...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 20-01-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
Simon they are nice set of badges. For those...

Simon they are nice set of badges.

For those who have not seen them before-
The top left (L within a wreath) is a Gun-laying proficiency badge circa 1903 to 1906 (but may have been worn up until...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-01-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
Thanks for your comments Chay and Andy, the badge...

Thanks for your comments Chay and Andy, the badge on my busby has been in my collection for over 25 years, it was the centrepiece of my artillery badge collection, but I think it looks much better...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-01-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
Had a bit of a search through the old files for...

Had a bit of a search through the old files for the original marksman sketches of Charles Robert.
The photo below shows a bit more of Gunner William Williams uniform that is in post #2 (Believed to...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-01-18, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
Craig I was in a rush when I made my post, I even...

Craig I was in a rush when I made my post, I even used the same photos I have used elsewhere on this forum, but you are quite right, I have indeed made a mistake now that I have re-read what I have...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-01-18, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By atillathenunns
Design used from 1912 to 1953. Although from...

Design used from 1912 to 1953.
Although from 1947 the smaller gun badge version was more generally issued due to it being worn with the beret and also worn on the lemon squeezer.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 02-01-18, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By atillathenunns
The sad looking NZGAV busby with its new...

The sad looking NZGAV busby with its new makeover.

https://s20.postimg.org/vs0mkokel/NZGAV_Buzby_left_side.jpg

https://s20.postimg.org/5wgw1j8b1/NZGAV_Buzby_front.jpg
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