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Old 30-09-17, 04:35 PM
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Greetings Gents,

I'm pleased to say my RWAFF project is coming along splendidly and to that end I have just add my 30th badge to the album (also shown below). This is a nice a/a example in gold finish by Gaunt.

It still surprises me how many variations of this badge are out there and I'm enjoying my continued search for more.

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Greetings Chaps,

I have just added another RWAFF badge to my album and wanted to share it here on this thread too.

One of the reasons I'm so intrigued by locally made examples is you just never know what you will find and how it will differ from standard 'professionally' made examples. This latest example demonstrates this perfectly (photograph attached). It is a very small locally made badge that has a simple pin fitting to the rear. Made of silver and almost certainly cast using a collar badge as a template. Most likely used as a pagri badge or on a fez.

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Very nice addition Roy, it has a hand made beauty to it. I have always found locally made or "in theater" made insignia fascinating.
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Thanks for that Jack,

These theatre made badge my lack the quality of their professionally made cousins but they do have a certain rustic charm all of their own. I also like to imagine some talented chap creating these in the field and perhaps makes a few bob or smokes to trade with fellow soldiers.

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Here is my latest addition ( No33 ) just added to my album.

A lovely gilt example by Gaunt London.

Quite a contract to the theatre made example ( No32) previously shown.

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Afternoon Chaps,

I thought I would share my latest RWAFF example soon to be added to my album of the same topic.

This is an interesting one as it's locally made (sand-cast) and is very naive and simplistic/crude construction but all the more appealing because of it.

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This is my latest example and most interesting it is too.

At first glance it appears to be just a standard gilt (now dull) cap badge. However it is in size the same as a collar badge and indeed came from the same die as those badges. A standard (all be it small) crimped original slider is fitted and it also also 'twice' marked by the maker 'Dowler Birmingham', found on the slider and also cast as part of the badge.

This small (collar size) cap badges are not unknown and believed to date from the WWII period. Although I'm not entirely sure what the reason may have been to produce such headdress badge of this size? An austerity measure or for a specific headdress? Finding some photographic evidence of use would be interesting.

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