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Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia Yesterday, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By cbuehler
This badge is a bit of a mystery. It is clearly...

This badge is a bit of a mystery. It is clearly British made as no US maker used lugs. It similar to an Infantry adjutant officer collar badge, but too large and of different style. As a long time...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By cbuehler
I can't imagine why such pains were taken for...

I can't imagine why such pains were taken for this particular badge. Was some WW1 soldier bored? We will never know.

CB
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-11-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By cbuehler
Must not forget the Gordons also sported the...

Must not forget the Gordons also sported the black line on officer full dress tunics and black buttons on the spats of all ranks in memory of Sir John Moore.

CB
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-11-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By cbuehler
It does look like an arm badge as mentioned, but...

It does look like an arm badge as mentioned, but too small for that. Another possibility is Indian Army, although I am not sure which regiment. I think it is a cap badge at the size it is with those...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-11-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By cbuehler
Out of my collecting period, but I am thinking a...

Out of my collecting period, but I am thinking a cross belt or pouch badge of some sort.

CB
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-11-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By cbuehler
What a spectacular cap! I am drooling...I have a...

What a spectacular cap! I am drooling...I have a fondness for these FSC caps with bosses and stupidly passed on a Northumberland Fusiliers example I had some years ago.

CB
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-11-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By cbuehler
There seems to be a great variety of RF badges...

There seems to be a great variety of RF badges and I think the gilded one you just received is likely a good one and really could be for an NCO, privately purchased perhaps.
I have seen that one...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-11-22, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By cbuehler
In my understanding, the bronze and buff boss...

In my understanding, the bronze and buff boss badge was the earlier (WW1 era) badge for officer service dress, and the scarlet boss came about sometime in the inter war period for officer service...
Forum: Off topic 19-11-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By cbuehler
London in the war

Found this very nice video of a long gone London. Some of course is still the same, but most looks unrecognizable, particularly the Thames.
Towards the end, there is a shot of an open area with...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-11-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By cbuehler
Very nice! I missed this one. Regarding the...

Very nice! I missed this one. Regarding the postage costs, they have put me out of the picture nowadays. I can no longer afford to buy from the UK and I can neither sell there as the postage costs...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By cbuehler
The Seaforth officer badges were either three...

The Seaforth officer badges were either three piece or four piece and frequently got split up as individual pieces went awol for whatever reason over time.
I am more than sure that this occurred...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By cbuehler
I am not so sure the reinforced 9L badges are...

I am not so sure the reinforced 9L badges are fake. I have this one. They are rather crudely made however.

CB
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-11-22, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By cbuehler
The R. Hants is fine. I am not so sure about the...

The R. Hants is fine. I am not so sure about the slider on the CG. It looks like a type seen on some fakes; the FN slider is a bit different, although I could be wrong.

CB
Forum: General Topics. 10-11-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By cbuehler
Victorian badges were of such fine quality and...

Victorian badges were of such fine quality and this is an example. Very nice.

CB
Forum: Headdress 08-11-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By cbuehler
I do not recognize the camo either. Suffice to...

I do not recognize the camo either. Suffice to say it is not British, but likely one of the many camo types originating out of parts of Asia or Africa in 60s or 70s.
The badge was probably added as...
Forum: Headdress 30-10-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By cbuehler
A common OR badge. A proper silver officer badge...

A common OR badge. A proper silver officer badge should not be too difficult to find and restore the cap correctly.

CB
Forum: General Topics. 30-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By cbuehler
It looks much better now. With better storage, it...

It looks much better now. With better storage, it will also acquire a more pleasing patina over the years as well.

CB
Forum: Headdress 30-10-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By cbuehler
You can easily remove the badge for inspection,...

You can easily remove the badge for inspection, but I am sure it is an OR WM badge. Officer's badges for this cap should be silver or silvered.

CB
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-10-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By cbuehler
Good eyes Simon. I can see the "T" now upon...

Good eyes Simon. I can see the "T" now upon closer inspection.
When it comes to the Terriers, strange things can happen uniform wise. He appears to be a very young man. Being in Plymouth, a white...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 29-10-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By cbuehler
The uniform itself is the unusual open collar...

The uniform itself is the unusual open collar blue type. I can find no particular reference to this type, but some regiments did wear them in the pre war period. I can only presume that collar badges...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 26-10-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By cbuehler
Could be either one! The RA had the blue side...

Could be either one! The RA had the blue side forward when worn and the RE the red side. In this case the other insignia has no forward facing side, so it is RA if worn on the left arm and RE if worn...
Forum: General Topics. 26-10-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By cbuehler
I too have long wondered if there was any way to...

I too have long wondered if there was any way to distinguish WW1 from later chevrons, but came to the conclusion that there is no way. Other than those types which were specific to the time such as...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-10-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By cbuehler
I guess one of the problems with the Artists is...

I guess one of the problems with the Artists is that I find human representation on insignia generally unaesthetic; although I very much like Wee Andy on Scottish badges. The Mars and Minerva (not...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-10-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By cbuehler
Of course I am being a bit facetious, but just...

Of course I am being a bit facetious, but just happens to be my personal bummer of a badge. I am sure we all have them to some degree!
Cheers,
CB
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-10-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By cbuehler
Really nice?! Must I be the only one with the...

Really nice?! Must I be the only one with the discernment to relegate this fallacious opinion of a most unfortunate design to it's proper place?:p
Well, at any rate, the bronze OSD looks rather nice...
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