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Old 05-05-17, 12:29 PM
loupie1961 loupie1961 is offline
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Default Odd SA badges and memorabilia

they have come with a lot of medals and formation signs related to a 6th South African Armoured Division gunner. While I can easily recognize the South African Legion lapel badge, (does BE stand for British Empire, by the way?) I do not know much about the two medals, one commemorative of the Great War, bearing place and date (Johannesburg, 28th June 1919), that I have found to be referred to as a "Johannesburg pattern" of the SA WWI commemorative medal, and the other commemorative of the sixtieth anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign: is it a specific SA pattern? the last badge, possible a lapel badge or a watch fob (?) is inscribed with V R: I guess it could stand for Victoria Regina? thank you so much in advance for your help!
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Old 05-05-17, 04:25 PM
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The brass Joburg Peace medallion turns up quite often. I guess that it was one of those keepsakes that people couldn't bring themselves to throw away. It was also made in gold and silver. I have seen all three in a presentation box. Obviously a lot more desirable if you collect that sort of thing.
The SA Legion badge is also commonly found in little boxes of "treasure ". There is also a similar one to the Rhodesian equivalent of the SA Legion ( scarcer , so maybe more collectible if you incline that way )
The other medallions were probably British and made their way over with their owners.
Hope that this helps.
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Mike
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Old 08-05-17, 08:00 AM
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The brass Joburg Peace medallion turns up quite often. I guess that it was one of those keepsakes that people couldn't bring themselves to throw away. It was also made in gold and silver. I have seen all three in a presentation box. Obviously a lot more desirable if you collect that sort of thing.
The SA Legion badge is also commonly found in little boxes of "treasure ". There is also a similar one to the Rhodesian equivalent of the SA Legion ( scarcer , so maybe more collectible if you incline that way )
The other medallions were probably British and made their way over with their owners.
Hope that this helps.
Regards
Mike
thank you Mike! I have posted the rest of the lot here: http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=61780
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