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    question on signal school badge

    hi all
    what are the thoughts of the AIF signals school badge shown in this pic from the museum in victoria? hard to make out, but i think it says "signal school victoria"

    the description says ww2 period but looks like WW1 period to me with its style, or maybe 1920-30s.

    then ive also found this example. same but different. not designated to a state.
    anyone know of any other examples?

    regards
    bc
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    #2
    There was one of these sold on Ebay a few months ago, the only time I have ever seen it illustrated.

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      #3
      hi kingsley
      do you remember what it sold for and which version it was?
      bc

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        #4
        Strange the lapel badge in the museum has a blue flag with white stripe, and the one that you show BC has a white flag with blue stripe. Very nice all the same and I wish I had one.

        Phil.

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          #5
          I don't remember how much the ebay one sold for, but I have a scan of it somewhere (very poor quality) and will try to find it.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Drummajor View Post
            Strange the lapel badge in the museum has a blue flag with white stripe, and the one that you show BC has a white flag with blue stripe. Very nice all the same and I wish I had one.

            Phil.
            Very interesting

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              #7
              Originally posted by badgecollector View Post
              hi all
              what are the thoughts of the AIF signals school badge shown in this pic from the museum in victoria? hard to make out, but i think it says "signal school victoria"

              the description says ww2 period but looks like WW1 period to me with its style, or maybe 1920-30s.

              then ive also found this example. same but different. not designated to a state.
              anyone know of any other examples?

              regards
              bc
              G'day BC

              There was one of these listed recently by Brittons Badges, their No 18223, it was sold before I got to it and I don't know what it sold for, of course it could be the one that you are showing.

              Regards

              Phil.

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                #8
                hi all
                the pic i showed is the one Brittons sold.
                the questions arising are
                1 there are at least 2 types, commonwealth and victoria but are there others?
                2 the museums caption says its ww2 however the style, look and the makers mark say its probably 1903-1920ish. see pic which i would normally relate to 1903-12 badges. thoughts?
                3 what is it? an association badge type fob or an officially worn item?
                anyway, its a lovely looking item and interesting that the flags colours were reversed for some reason?
                bc
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                  #9
                  Here is the badge previously listed, sorry for the poor quality.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kingsley View Post
                    Here is the badge previously listed, sorry for the poor quality.
                    Hey BC & Kingsley

                    I will try and do a better photo of the badge next time Im at the Sigs Museum in a week or 2.

                    Regards

                    Phil.

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                      #11
                      hey phil
                      any chance of seeing a pic of the back?
                      i have seen another that is inscribed on the reverse with a name, date and as a type of prize.
                      cheers
                      bc

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                        #12
                        Hi BC, Phil & Kingsley

                        Well I was at the Sigs Museum yesterday, Tuesday 19th June and was able to get the badge out of the locked cabinet to photograph together with the pair of enamelled crossed sigs flags.

                        All I can tell you is the back is plain with the makers mark of Stokes. The photos are still in the camera but will send them on to you in due course.

                        Regards

                        Phil.

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                          #13
                          cheers phil
                          looking forward to seeing the pics.
                          still a bit of a mystery what it is or used for?
                          cheers
                          bc

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