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Old 17-05-17, 02:24 PM
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Hi All Down Over,

I bought this rather nice Rising Sun badge as a cap badge but suspect from the size it's a collar; can you advise? Seems to be bronze?

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Old 17-05-17, 03:05 PM
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Hi Ian, I'd say collar:

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Old 17-05-17, 03:38 PM
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Hi Tim,

that's what I thought

thanks for your help

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Old 17-05-17, 08:35 PM
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No problem Iain, let me know if you want accurate measurements and / or weights. - and sorry, I misspelt your name!

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Hello Iain

During WW1 Australian Imperial Force soldiers wore the larger Rising Sun badge on their slouch hats, however when wearing the peaked caps I think you will find most of the cap badges were the same size as the collar badge so technically you do have a cap badge.

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Old 18-05-17, 01:39 AM
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Hello Dennis,

many thanks, so is this a WWI version? And only worn on the peaked cap?

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During WW1 Australian Imperial Force soldiers wore the larger Rising Sun badge on their slouch hats, however when wearing the peaked caps I think you will find most of the cap badges were the same size as the collar badge so technically you do have a cap badge.

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Old 18-05-17, 01:47 AM
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Hello Tim,

I was actually looking for one to put on a slouch hat that was from Tobruk so the size would be useful, thanks

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Hello Tim,

I was actually looking for one to put on a slouch hat that was from Tobruk so the size would be useful, thanks

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4cm are collar and 6cm are hat badge and for a slouch hat larger badge required.

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Old 18-05-17, 04:55 AM
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btw, it looks brass not bronze
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Have a look here, http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=52069
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Old 18-05-17, 09:39 AM
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I have 2 here, one luged, one slidered

The lugged one is marked "Stokes" and the other unmarked.

The lugged is 61.25mm x 44.50mm, 13.1 grams;

slidered: 61.50mm x 43.50mm, 13.6 grams

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thanks everyone for the input, I reckon I know what I need now

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Not sure on the date, but here is one with collars and slouch hat badge
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I have 2 here, one luged, one slidered

The lugged one is marked "Stokes" and the other unmarked.

The lugged is 61.25mm x 44.50mm, 13.1 grams;

slidered: 61.50mm x 43.50mm, 13.6 grams

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I am fairly certain the slidered versions as British made in WWI.
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Old 26-05-17, 08:58 PM
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Thanks Jerry, I had thought (hoped) that was the case, so thanks for your opinion.

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