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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By mike_vee
Enhanced image

Enhanced image
Forum: Other Military Topics Today, 01:15 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,009
Posted By mike_vee
Arrived today , I wonder if this was somone's...

Arrived today , I wonder if this was somone's 'lockdown' project.

No idea how long it would take to "print" each one , it may end up as a limited edition item ?
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,655
Posted By mike_vee
After getting hold of the 1915 red enamelled...

After getting hold of the 1915 red enamelled "enrolment" badge I thought that would be enough .........then I spotted this little beauty !

P series = D. G. Collins Newgate St London Warranted...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Today, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 44
Posted By mike_vee
Here is the original listing with photos. ...

Here is the original listing with photos.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By mike_vee
"All items are described to the best of my...

"All items are described to the best of my ability; any mistakes are completely unintentional." ;)


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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By mike_vee
Don't know about fakes but there is a thread...

Don't know about fakes but there is a thread showing price difference for exact same badge sold by 2 different sites. :eek:

Bosleys sold it in 2017 for 480.00 then it was on Sarmatia Antiques...
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By mike_vee
Found a thread on GWF from 2011 discussing this...

Found a thread on GWF from 2011 discussing this topic , the first post contains an article : Tribunal to consider 13 retrospective VCs.

Retrospective VCs
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Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 109
Posted By mike_vee
The listing simply states that it was "found by...

The listing simply states that it was "found by my Dad when we visited Gallipoli in 1986" , which could very well be true.

The posts in this thread appear to show that it couldn't have been worn...
Forum: General Topics 12-08-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By mike_vee
With no disrepect to the subject of this thread I...

With no disrepect to the subject of this thread I also have some reservations about retrospective awards.

When politicians get involved where does it end ? In these , politically correct , times...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-08-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By mike_vee
Sorry , I don't have the book I just found the...

Sorry , I don't have the book I just found the info online.

Edit:

The IWM (https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30071489)basically has the same story ;
"The original badge is said...
Forum: Other Military Topics 12-08-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,009
Posted By mike_vee
New Poppy Pin

Just ordered this Poppy Pin , 3D printed geometric nylon poppy.

Not available from Poppy Shop but from The Royal British Legion eBay Shop...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By mike_vee
"The shoulder flash was designed by the wife of...

"The shoulder flash was designed by the wife of his successor, Major-General Michael O'Moore Creagh, using a jerboa from Cairo Zoo as a model. The resulting shoulder patches were made of scarlet...
Forum: Headdress 12-08-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By mike_vee
How many people thought John F Kennedy and Jack...

How many people thought John F Kennedy and Jack Kennedy were brothers ! :D


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Forum: Off topic 12-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By mike_vee
Even within the forum if I use a photo or quote...

Even within the forum if I use a photo or quote from another member I try to include a link to the original post. Not only is it good manners but it also shows the other person probably has more...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By mike_vee
Wanted another basic Bandsman/Standard Bearer...

Wanted another basic Bandsman/Standard Bearer badge for a 'project' , the 49.99 lugged one is still available (has low number H56) then spotted this lugged one which I got (again) for 6.00 and that...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 10-08-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By mike_vee
Missing link ?

Picked up a job lot that include a caseworker , WS treasurer , 4 WS Conference pins (2000/2001/2005/2006) and this unusual one.

Can't find anything about it on the internet but was wondering if it...
Forum: Indian Badges 10-08-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By mike_vee
Sowars and Sepoys went for 92.00 which I think...

Sowars and Sepoys went for 92.00 which I think is very reasonable for a signed , limited edition.

Izzat went for 79.74.


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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-08-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By mike_vee
A load were just sold (yesterday) on eBay. ...

A load were just sold (yesterday) on eBay.
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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By mike_vee
If it doesn't have the words "genuine" or "old...

If it doesn't have the words "genuine" or "old school" in the description I refuse to buy it ! :D
Forum: Off topic 09-08-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By mike_vee
Watch Lists

I use the "watch list" on eBay for various reasons :
Items I may later bid on , depending on how high bids go.

Items that I want to know current value.

Items I like/want but feel current...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By mike_vee
Deleted - Posted before I saw Jon's reply.

Deleted - Posted before I saw Jon's reply.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-08-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By mike_vee
Found a photo on line , possibly/probably from...

Found a photo on line , possibly/probably from when badge was sold , with description :

"Scarce-Royal-Irish-Rifles-Officers-Bullion-Wire-KC"
Forum: The Home Front 09-08-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By mike_vee
Here is photo.

Here is photo.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-08-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By mike_vee
U.K. Royal Army Service Corps Ensign. ...

U.K. Royal Army Service Corps Ensign.
(https://www.flagcollection.com/itemdetails.php?CollectionItem_ID=3284)


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-08-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 395
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Terry , not a badge but thought you may...

Hi Terry , not a badge but thought you may appreciate this.

The Royal British Legion brought out a set of 3 postcards to commemoratate the centenary of WW1 , they were produced to look like the...
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