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Forum: General Topics. 22-11-22, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By zorgon
Hi Rob: It may not be an eBay issue at all. ...

Hi Rob:
It may not be an eBay issue at all. Frustrating to loose out like that at the last second. If your computer has been doing automatic upgrades or if you have installed new versions of any...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-11-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By zorgon
I agree with the others; a replica. Mine (with...

I agree with the others; a replica. Mine (with provenance from Bari era) attached for reference.

More info here: https://www.raidingsupportregiment.com/
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 07-11-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,865
Posted By zorgon
I’ll illustrate some of my cherry examples that I...

I’ll illustrate some of my cherry examples that I think were all done by the same maker although the bottom pair was purchased separately. The serif title seems identical to the 2nd example in Luc’s...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-10-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By zorgon
Thanks for your research and links Terry, several...

Thanks for your research and links Terry, several I hadn't seen. Sorry for my delay in replying too.

Best wishes,
Wayne
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 06-09-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By zorgon
4ATAF Royal Flush Patches

At the peak of the Cold War and NATO years of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the various Air Forces of the European Allies held a friendly but fierce competition to test the skills of the pilots, ground...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 28-08-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By zorgon
The plane looks like it could have come from the...

The plane looks like it could have come from the WWII EFTS cap badge. The metal maple leaf is a similar ETFS style but I haven't read or seen of a metal version before, Hopefully others will know...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-02-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,023
Posted By zorgon
I'd like to think that in fact, eBay choose to...

I'd like to think that in fact, eBay choose to force the high bidder, 3***0 (private) into revealing himself or his alias, c***a (1282) somewhat due to the attention and high price this lot is...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 11-01-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By zorgon
Hi Graham. An interesting find. I’ll throw out...

Hi Graham. An interesting find. I’ll throw out the possibility that it was made for a graduating course in the first half of 1953 when Gimli was designated as No. 2 FTS (Flight Training School). ...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 17-11-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By zorgon
It is certainly unique. I've never seen one with...

It is certainly unique. I've never seen one with white picking between the feathers and the wreath looks rather sad and depleted. The "E" is pretty thin too compared to other variants. The best to...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 10-11-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By zorgon
A nice selection of original CAF pieces Del. The...

A nice selection of original CAF pieces Del. The cap badge is for the enlisted rank, 2nd issue (with motto) as you have indicated. Personally, I’ve probably also described them as “NCO” badges in...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By zorgon
Oops

My bad. What I thought were two types of stitching is an artifact of the scanner image. There must be a polarity to the thread making it appear shinny in one direction and flat in another. ...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By zorgon
A very well-made, stitched Pegasus

I’d like to share this lovely example of a tailor-made, embroidered Pegasus. It wasn’t until I actually scanned the patch that I fully appreciated the detail and quality of the stitching (maybe...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-09-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By zorgon
Thank you to everyone for your input. I guess...

Thank you to everyone for your input. I guess 50% original is better than zero. Your comments will help me (and others, I’m sure) in some of those small details we need to be aware of in these...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 31-08-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,665
Posted By zorgon
Attached is another example which I think is...

Attached is another example which I think is identical to the images in the first post. Unfortunately, glue residue on mine. It was reassuring to see the similar examples in Joyce's Into the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By zorgon
Airborne, embroidered, straight title Dating

I would appreciate comments and date-of-issue from the Forum please, on these two embroidered Airborne straight titles on Melton wool. I would guess that the top item is late war issue (44-45) based...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 23-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By zorgon
Thanks Bill, your comments are always very sage...

Thanks Bill, your comments are always very sage and welcome. Yes, the stitching is a bit sloppy, not only on the last "S" of SHOWS but a few other letters too. I like your theory of it being a...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 23-08-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By zorgon
Canadian Legion Maple Leaf Shows: Example

Here’s another rare Cdn. title I recently paid dearly for at auction; the Canadian Legion Maple Leaf Shows. There are inexpensive replicas on the market, as has been discussed on the Forum on a few...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 22-08-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By zorgon
CFPU. Canadian Film and Photo titles

These don’t come around very often and the replicas can be very deceiving in some cases. I think these are both originals but to our esteemed Moderator Bill and others, feel free to weigh in. It’s...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 18-08-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By zorgon
I appreciate the correction and explanation of...

I appreciate the correction and explanation of "Norfolk" Padre. To be honest, clothing is something I know precious little about; I just referenced the style from another book discussing the CAF...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 16-08-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By zorgon
CAF tunic and insignia, circa 1920

I recently picked up this early Canadian Air Force (CAF) Norfolk-style tunic issued to a Flying Officer. It is completely correct for the period and appears untouched since its original issue. I...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 27-07-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By zorgon
Mxke, those are great items to have as memoirs...

Mxke, those are great items to have as memoirs from your dad. All very rare (to me) and unique designs for 116 Squadron; congratulations.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 24-07-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By zorgon
RCAF Tac Eval shoulder patch, circa 1960's

I was fortunate to get these Tactical Evaluation shoulder patches as part of a RCAF NATO lot recently. I assumed it would be easy to find other examples or some photographic reference of these on a...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By zorgon
Nice find Mike, thanks. OK, I have Collishaw's...

Nice find Mike, thanks. OK, I have Collishaw's 1919 cap badge! No they are a touch different. His eagle is larger and the tail feathers a different shape. The wreath is different at the top and I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-04-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By zorgon
:eek: Thanks Simon. I’m shocked and appalled...

:eek: Thanks Simon. I’m shocked and appalled that some rapscallion would attempt to deceive the honest but naïve collector!

Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By zorgon
RNAS cap badge with eagle

A friend picked this up and we’re trying to ID and date it please. I can’t find an identical badge and I’m guessing at RNAS. The wreath is less complex than typical RNAS cap badges I think. It has...
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