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Forum: General Topics. Today, 09:39 AM
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Posted By dumdum
Hi I have, for some time now had a full size...

Hi

I have, for some time now had a full size RE silver cap badge (G v R). It is pin-backed but I would think far too big to be a sweetheart. Maybe someone not wanting to put holes in his Moss Bros...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Posted By dumdum
Hi Steven My badge knowledge could be...

Hi Steven

My badge knowledge could be written on the back of a postage stamp, but I have a friend who worked for a UK firm back in the 60's.

I bounced your photo off him and he says that the...
Forum: The Home Front Today, 03:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Some more......:D Always keen to hear if...

Some more......:D

Always keen to hear if anyone can identify any of the initials as I'm pretty useless at crosswords too.
Forum: The Home Front Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and James Here are some random...

Hi Mike and James

Here are some random badges that illustrate (again!) the seemingly endless designs that were produced to fill the need.

I've tried to keep them in the same order when...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I'll check the backs of mine and see...

Hi Mike

I'll check the backs of mine and see what there is on them. I still think that the use of "Government" and "O.H.M.S." was somewhat loosely applied by some less than scrupulous badge...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
OK, used what very few PC skills I have and have...

OK, used what very few PC skills I have and have created another version of the previous photo.

Hopefully better...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
I think I've posted these before but they may not...

I think I've posted these before but they may not have been viewed by newer members.

Anyway, proof of the endless variety of the "unofficial" badges. My own favourite is the frilly edged 1915...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
In looking for material to post re this thread, I...

In looking for material to post re this thread, I find I have more than a few badges that follow the 1914 style with a wide variety of text.

Seems also that if you included the word "Government"...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Many thanks for the informative...

Hi Mike

Many thanks for the informative reply. It is always good when you learn something about your stuff!

I had wondered if you could read the badge as follows:

"1915, On War Service...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Hi Tim Thanks for your message and in your...

Hi Tim

Thanks for your message and in your own time for an email. I'll see what I have in the 1914 section. It is interesting that more than a few are "anonymous" efforts. Maybe that "backstreet"...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Variations on the 1914 OWS badge

Hi Mike and James

With a bit of hunting around I found the 1915 variant with the red enamel. What I thought was of note was that it bears the backstamp of Taylor & Challen Ltd. I thought that they...
Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
While I'm about it, thought that I'd post this...

While I'm about it, thought that I'd post this lot. Probably the resolution isn't great but, if anyone would like to comment on any of the badges, it would be appreciated.:D
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By dumdum
Oh well, just a thought.:)

Oh well, just a thought.:)
Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Good work! I was tearing my eyes out...

Hi Mike

Good work! I was tearing my eyes out trying to read it too. OK, I think that there is DEFINITELY "London" and then, I think, there is an address ("86 York ??????").

Bound to be a maker...
Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
OK, have found these two badges but don't seem to...

OK, have found these two badges but don't seem to have taken a scan of the reverses. I will hunt them both out and post photos if there is anything of note

The one has some red enamel in the crown...
Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Just had a look at the listing and I now see that...

Just had a look at the listing and I now see that there was a photo of the reverse....

The seller has my gift for photo taking so I can't really see what it is but it appears to have an "Rd" mark...
Forum: The Home Front 14-09-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 402
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and James I may be relying on a less...

Hi Mike and James

I may be relying on a less than perfect memory but I thought (note the use of "thought" here...) that I had one of these 1914 style/1915 badges. I'd have to really go through...
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-21, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By dumdum
Hi Wonder if your "F & S" mark may not be...

Hi

Wonder if your "F & S" mark may not be for "Fattorini & Sons". Just a thought as there are similar marks for this firm on a database of British maker's marks.

Just search "british silver...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-08-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By dumdum
Hi Tim I have a Boer War period h/m silver...

Hi Tim

I have a Boer War period h/m silver shell that is clearly a pepper shaker! I think that it would have been part of a set and I would love to find the salt shaker...

Can I suggest that...
Forum: General Topics 26-08-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By dumdum
I have seen these with messages written on them...

I have seen these with messages written on them such as "Greetings from Ladysmith".

Am I correct in that they are often called the "everlasting leaves"?
Forum: The Home Front 25-08-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By dumdum
Some concerted work putting those together! Well...

Some concerted work putting those together! Well done!
Forum: Other Militaria 22-08-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By dumdum
Hi Leigh Can I suggest that you send pics to...

Hi Leigh

Can I suggest that you send pics to either "Flypast" or "The Aeroplane" (both UK publications)? Those people (male and female) know so much about this type of thing.
Forum: General Topics. 20-08-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,203
Posted By dumdum
I have seen one "clamp" (or "collar" I think it...

I have seen one "clamp" (or "collar" I think it was called) that was a hopelessly optimistic piece of brass pipe with a soft-soldered line running down one edge.

Also have a photo somewhere of a...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-08-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By dumdum
Hi Paul Yes, that thought did cross my...

Hi Paul

Yes, that thought did cross my mind.:)
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-08-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By dumdum
Hi all who've contributed to this post, I...

Hi all who've contributed to this post,

I was wondering if, at some point, there was an alternative way of placing a bedplate or that there was a variation in style.

As Leigh has been kind...
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