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Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-03-20, 03:48 AM
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Posted By pukman
Thanks Phil .6507 New Zealanders served in South ...

Thanks Phil .6507 New Zealanders served in South Africa . I have been told there are only 5 New Zealand Boer War uniforms out there in collections or museums but I cannot verify that .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-03-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By pukman
Badged New Zealand Boer War Uniform .

Took me a year to pay this piece of kit
off , but a year of pain was worth it . Jacket and pantaloons attributed to Robert Lawrence of the 7th contingent , Boer war 1899-1902. A few pieces I had...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-01-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By pukman
Great Andrew , problem solved. My guess was just...

Great Andrew , problem solved. My guess was just an educated one, so nice to find a South Africa badge collector to confirm it ,


Cheers Iain.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By pukman
My sweetheart collection is New Zealand WW1.They...

My sweetheart collection is New Zealand WW1.They were originally advertised as Patriotic badges, but the general term for them these days is sweetheart badges.


The badges made from silver, gold,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 339
Posted By pukman
I certainly will not put my hand up to be an...

I certainly will not put my hand up to be an expert on South African badges, but it was me that made the suggestion that it was possibly a South African /WW1 patriotic/sweetheart badge. I did look...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-01-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
A weird badge combination, 7th Southland Mounted...

A weird badge combination, 7th Southland Mounted Rifles cap badge, 5th Wellington Infantry territorials collar badges .
Subject known only as Arthur .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-01-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,613
Posted By pukman
Very nice , 8th Southland company . Great to see...

Very nice , 8th Southland company . Great to see .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 31-12-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,613
Posted By pukman
Keep in mind Brent, NZRB in New Zealand prior to...

Keep in mind Brent, NZRB in New Zealand prior to departure, also wore numerals. Arthur Harrington Coster 25/630 .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 28-12-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
George Burton Escott Russell . 24/1310, as a...

George Burton Escott Russell . 24/1310, as a Territorial Sergeant in the 5th Wellington. He is wearing a W (for Wellington) on his shoulder tab.
(Auckland libraries collection)
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-12-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,613
Posted By pukman
I have been advised by an advanced badge...

I have been advised by an advanced badge collector, that the larger numerals are New Zealand made, but are harder to find, than the usual size, especially in pairs.


There must have been...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-12-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,613
Posted By pukman
Updated NZ reinforcement numeral collection. The...

Updated NZ reinforcement numeral collection. The question is what is the oddball large 27. approx. 27mm high


If anyone is looking for a spare small 2 (I have two available) Free to a good home...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 13-12-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By pukman
Hi Drew , Approximately 50mm height for...

Hi Drew ,


Approximately 50mm height for Tunnelers, 40mm for Engineers.


Cheers Iain.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-12-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
Quite possibly John. There only a very...

Quite possibly John.


There only a very few photos of the scrolled 5th Wellington cap badge, worn pre war territorial and in WW1(when they were a territorial unit).


From the collection, a...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-12-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
Slightly better, but inconclusive to the writing...

Slightly better, but inconclusive to the writing on the scroll. I will keep looking!!.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-12-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
I will contact Phil from Onward Project , and see...

I will contact Phil from Onward Project , and see if he has a high definition photo.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 08-12-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
The Onward series of books is a good reference ...

The Onward series of books is a good reference to at badges were worn in the territorial period, and WW1.


Here is a pre WW1 , territorial Wellington officer wearing scrolled cap and collars....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By pukman
Photo is dated 1st of November 1918 Bruce, so...

Photo is dated 1st of November 1918 Bruce, so late spring in NZ . There a number of photos in the Otago Witness of these later reinforcements , so might be worth a look at Papers Past NZ website ....
Forum: New Zealand Badges 05-12-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By pukman
One from my collection, and Face Book page ,...

One from my collection, and Face Book page , Unknown warriors of the NZEf . N.C.O's of the 54th reinforcements .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 01-12-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By pukman
Very much like some ''display'' badges made in...

Very much like some ''display'' badges made in the 1980's and sold by an Invercargill(New Zealand) collector /medal mounter/fraudster .I got duped into buying a few . In hindsight the best $80 I...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-11-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By pukman
So I found this in an earlier thread , NZEF ...

So I found this in an earlier thread , NZEF shoulder title belonged to forum member , Investment . It looks similar to mine .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 27-11-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By pukman
Well indeed , interesting. The differences are...

Well indeed , interesting. The differences are glaring, between the one I have and the one ex Laurie. Definitely not a ''mate'' to mine .


But could it be possible the Laurie's one was the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-11-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By pukman
Theatre made badge ?

I found this New Zealand Field Artillery badge in among the spares . Theatre made ? Different lugs to what is normally seen on these .
Forum: New Zealand Badges 26-11-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By pukman
I totally agree. There just doesn't seem to be...

I totally agree. There just doesn't seem to be many around, so probably only a small amount made at the time.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-11-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 917
Posted By pukman
It would be great to build up a photo database of...

It would be great to build up a photo database of 5th Wellington badges being worn, to give a better understanding of when and where they were worn.


Here are two photos* taken in Samoa showing...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 25-11-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By pukman
I had an email from Laurie Osborne this morning....

I had an email from Laurie Osborne this morning. Laurie had one of the most extensive NZ badge collections ever assembled . He had one the same, which he sold on Trade Me in March 2019.So mine at...
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