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badgecollector 12-11-20 11:57 AM

its still out there, 3 months in the making
 
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hey
just over 3mths ago, i was offered a little collection of badges. i looked at them and made an offer. 24hrs later, the state was locked down due to covid and there was no way of meeting and completing the deal especially seeing the gentleman was in a retirement home where the rules were strictly enforced.
today i called in to see him and came away with this little lot. there is a story behind them so when i sort it out i will let you all know. but for now im showing off
bc

Lancer 17 12-11-20 12:24 PM

Hey BC, that's a nice little pick up, thanks for sharing.

Regards

Phil.

irish 12-11-20 12:46 PM

Great looking group.

Investment 13-11-20 12:09 AM

Thanks for sharing BC

Great to see the slightly different manufacturing variations show on both the 70 brass numerals and 55 shoulder titles.

Any manufacturers names stamped on the back of these badges at all ?

Cheers,

Invest

Jackhr 13-11-20 05:02 AM

Nice pickup am interested in some if ever available.

Rob

kingsley 13-11-20 09:01 AM

Wow! You don't see badges like this very often. Well done.

badgecollector 13-11-20 11:00 AM

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Lt. then Capt. John Lindsay ROSS
joined the cadets and served with the 7th AIR then the 70th and 71st all Ballarat regiments before enlisting D comp 27th Batt in 1914
these were all his

badgecollector 13-11-20 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Investment (Post 528772)
Thanks for sharing BC

Great to see the slightly different manufacturing variations show on both the 70 brass numerals and 55 shoulder titles.

Any manufacturers names stamped on the back of these badges at all ?

Cheers,

Invest

here you go

Investment 13-11-20 09:04 PM

Many thanks for the extra pictures BC :)

For those who might like to read his Service Record, direct link below to the National Archives of Australia.

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=8038348

kingsley 14-11-20 04:40 AM

Years ago I was told by an old-time collector, a reliable source, that he actually saw a hat badge of the 71st Infantry with a distinctive design. Apparently only two or three trial strikings were ever made and never adopted by the regiment. Certainly one of the rarest 1912-18 badges.

badgecollector 14-11-20 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by kingsley (Post 528880)
Years ago I was told by an old-time collector, a reliable source, that he actually saw a hat badge of the 71st Infantry with a distinctive design. Apparently only two or three trial strikings were ever made and never adopted by the regiment. Certainly one of the rarest 1912-18 badges.

that reminds me kingsley, i think i have a rubber mold of that badge somewhere. made from the original dies. wil try and find it
bc

Investment 22-11-20 05:28 AM

71st (City of Ballarat) Infantry
 
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BC, I would be interested to see a picture of the rubber mold when you find it :)

Picture Reference: "Hat Badges of the Australian Army 1903 - 1930", by Alfred N. Festberg, dated 1981.


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