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Old 10-03-17, 10:32 AM
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I know we moan about E bay on a regular basis but courier has just delivered a copy of Robin Hodges book "British Army Badges " which I won for a total of £34 inclusive of p and p.

It is a book I have been meaning to acquire for some time but have been reluctant to buy a new copy as my collecting interest is earlier than the dates of most of the insignia shown.

Whilst so far I have only had a flick through the book, the illustration seem excellent and the condition of the copy , which the seller described as almost mint, is as described.

A great reference book and when I looked at what copies are selling for on Abebooks, I nearly fell off my chair.

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Peter,
Well done. Copies are still available from the author at £42.50 post free!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/courthillf...88.m1543.l2654

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Thanks Tim,

I wonder if the booksellers on Abebooks selling copies at £100 plus up to £282 know ?

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/S...dges&kn=&isbn=

The more I look at the book the more I see what a great reference book it is.

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£42.50 post free is cheaper than when it was first published. Then it was £65.

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Yep - I did the £42.50 acquisition a couple of months ago.
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I nearly bid against you, unknowingly. I decided not to bid as I was not sure if I already had the book.

Well done, a nice buy.
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This is a superb book, the illustrations excellent and covering every unit of the (then) modern era. Necessarily each Regiment & Unit gets a succinct write up but that still turns it into a 'monster' of a book.

I was serving when his letter turned up seeking information and I remember thinking what a labour of love to complete - I was delighted to see it hit the bookshelves.

I'm more interested in the earlier years but still take a huge delight skimming through this every so often. Well worth the asking price from the author.
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[QUOTE=Expat Yeoman;398846]This is a superb book, the illustrations excellent and covering every unit of the (then) modern era. Necessarily each Regiment & Unit gets a succinct write up but that still turns it into a 'monster' of a book.

I was serving when his letter turned up seeking information and I remember thinking what a labour of love to complete - I was delighted to see it hit the bookshelves.



a fine reference book but NOT definitive. 70+ minor errors & ambiguious descriptions at the last count.

the author did mention an update, anyone have knowledge of that?
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70+ minor errors & ambiguious descriptions at the last count.
Would you care to share those with us?

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when someone mentions errors in published books,one is inclined to ask how they managed to avoid errors occurring in their own published works ?

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