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Forum: Infantry and Special Forces 15-10-17, 12:47 AM
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Posted By Mark Corcoran
Nick pick up! You must be very happy about...

Nick pick up!

You must be very happy about that one... and in good condition too:)

Regards
Mark
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Forum: General Topics 13-10-17, 04:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
OK Phil:) Nevertheless, if anyone has...

OK Phil:)

Nevertheless, if anyone has donated copies to RSL and or Museum libraries or is planning to do so... then as writers, we would strongly support that.

Can you 'private message' me...
Forum: General Topics 12-10-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks for the feedback Phil... it's greatly...

Thanks for the feedback Phil... it's greatly appreciated. I didn't realise that you intended to donate both Vols to your local RSL. That's certainly very generous of you!

Regards

Mark...
Forum: General Topics 08-10-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Mick, To answer your question, the answer is...

Mick,

To answer your question, the answer is that in the 'Introduction' to both of the existing Volumes, we outlined a plan to produce a 3 Volume set. The 3rd Volume of the series, covers (metal)...
Forum: General Topics 08-10-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
[QUOTE=slick_mick;423364]Hi Mark, Just got...

[QUOTE=slick_mick;423364]Hi Mark,

Just got your copy of this publication - very well done I must say.

I do have some questions/comments about some (mostly) RAAC related items....

CB203 -...
Forum: General Topics 02-10-17, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Mark Corcoran
LOL Go straight to the dog house, do not...

LOL

Go straight to the dog house, do not pass go :)
Forum: General Topics 01-10-17, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Mark Corcoran
No probs! Each drawer has APC...

No probs!

Each drawer has APC anti-spall/impact cushion material lining the bottom... so badges which are stored face up, all have their pins embedded and protected in that firm sponge material. ...
Forum: General Topics 01-10-17, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks Keith :) I have to admit, not all is...

Thanks Keith :)

I have to admit, not all is as neat as it seems :) On top of the cabinet are a pile of headdress items with their insignia in situ (e.g. band helmets, bonnets, Tam O'Shanters and...
Forum: General Topics 01-10-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Mark Corcoran
G'Day Bradley, I asked myself very similar...

G'Day Bradley,

I asked myself very similar and related questions a couple of years after I began writing Volume 1 and 2 (which was originally intended to be a simple single volume work).

It...
Forum: General Topics 26-09-17, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Mick, No I haven't spoken to Ben about this...

Mick,

No I haven't spoken to Ben about this second (well-made) variant. I'm still busy getting more info from the bloke who procured the first lot actually.

Regards
Mark
Forum: General Topics 25-09-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Hi All, Here are two images of a new hat...

Hi All,

Here are two images of a new hat badge which has been seen in circulation. As can be seen from the images, the hat badge is Maker's Marked PLATATAC. Matching collars for this particular...
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 26-08-17, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,738
Posted By Mark Corcoran
WOW... that's great information. I wish someone...

WOW... that's great information. I wish someone would compile all of this info into a Cadet Reference Work.

No, don't ask me... I have two others to finish.

Regards

Mark
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 26-08-17, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,699
Posted By Mark Corcoran
There are also Squadron insignia plaques for...

There are also Squadron insignia plaques for Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo Squadrons... however I have never seen those made as stand alone insignia... only as plaquaes.

Happy Collecting!...
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 26-08-17, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mark Corcoran
I can confirm all of that description (including...

I can confirm all of that description (including the quality issues and the partially indistinct maker's mark). I have one of the SUR badges with the copied Argyll and Sutherland background and the...
Forum: General Topics 22-08-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Mark Corcoran
BC, Thanks for the pics of your Rising Sun...

BC,

Thanks for the pics of your Rising Sun collection... the more I looked at them the more I admired them. You have an impressive collection there. Thanks for sharing those images...I found...
Forum: General Topics 20-08-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Mark Corcoran
AHHHHHH.... you started at the deep end of the...

AHHHHHH.... you started at the deep end of the swimming pool then :)

I started at the other end of the acquisition expense pool! Even now, I'm only looking at 48 to 52 because I've got most of...
Forum: General Topics 20-08-17, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Mark Corcoran
BC I think that if I was only able to...

BC

I think that if I was only able to collect one type of insignia, it would be very hard to pick between metal titles and GS Rising Sun badges :) Glad to see you aren't faced with that choice...
Forum: General Topics 19-08-17, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Mark Corcoran
You've been busy :) There's some very nice...

You've been busy :)

There's some very nice items there!

Regards

Mark
Forum: General Topics 16-07-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
You may well be right. The Australian Army...

You may well be right. The Australian Army insignia design specs that we have for that period (MGO/Aust 991) and Appendix 34 and 34A (for The Australian Horse), certainly do not show details for...
Forum: General Topics 16-07-17, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Further to my earlier post on the new Aviation...

Further to my earlier post on the new Aviation Regiment titles, here's a link to Arthur's listing of the 1 Aviation Regiment title on eBay:
...
Forum: General Topics 14-07-17, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
OK All, As promised, here is a pic of the...

OK All,

As promised, here is a pic of the new 1st Aviation Regiment metal title (discussed earlier) and images of the AAVN title which is supposed to be a new/revised Aviation Corps title.

As I...
Forum: General Topics 14-07-17, 02:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks Dennis, You Sir, are a Gentleman and...

Thanks Dennis,

You Sir, are a Gentleman and a Scholar (and there are very few of us left :)

I would be very glad to measure and photograph the MUR Armoured items you mention. We will be doing...
Forum: General Topics 14-07-17, 02:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
Thanks for your support (as always Keith). ...

Thanks for your support (as always Keith).

BTW: if you contact Arthur, you'll find that he has the 1 Aviation Rgt metal titles on his BPC Militaria site.

However, no such luck with the 5th or...
Forum: General Topics 09-07-17, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
We put the JTAC items in the 2nd Volume, on the...

We put the JTAC items in the 2nd Volume, on the basis that as a Special Forces item, we knew that many collectors would be interested in knowing more about them.

Canberra has yet to confirm...
Forum: General Topics 30-06-17, 01:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By Mark Corcoran
New Books: Vol 2 Metal Uniform Embellishments of the Australian Army ('QEII' Series)

Hi All,

Yesterday, we received the pre-production proofs of Volume 2 in our pictorial reference series.

As most of you would already know, Vol 1 of our work covered metal uniform insignia used...
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