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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By silverwash
could be worse, could be raining !

could be worse, could be raining !
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By silverwash
Cameron Highlanders, again

time to get the comfort blanket out of the bedding chest. the recent post has put the willies up me. this example was acquired yonks back and I have never paid much attention to it, being deposited...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By silverwash
an Aligarh example, the acquisition of a RAF chap...

an Aligarh example, the acquisition of a RAF chap involved with Indian airborne forces
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-03-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By silverwash
curiosity killed the cat. I succumbed and...

curiosity killed the cat. I succumbed and unscrewed the back off the frame.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-03-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,894
Posted By silverwash
not a brilliant image, under glass.

not a brilliant image, under glass.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By silverwash
he comes highly recommended by the Imperial War...

he comes highly recommended by the Imperial War Museum. obviously no one is interested in history.

https://english-eccentricity.co.uk/tag/hatmaker/
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-03-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By silverwash
obviously there will be mitigating circumstances...

obviously there will be mitigating circumstances regarding the odd combination of insignia.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By silverwash
digressing, the " clubman " flew Corsairs in the...

digressing, the " clubman " flew Corsairs in the Pacific and the "Coronaman" drove bowsers.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By silverwash
this one has gone through the "wars", literally....

this one has gone through the "wars", literally. and beyond ! mechanic, coalman.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-03-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,299
Posted By silverwash
the quality of beret photograph is sufficient to...

the quality of beret photograph is sufficient to discern the chain stitch on the lining. this feature has been attributed to post war manufacture. veterans wear berets to suit, not really bothered...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-02-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By silverwash
the spinner does not look promising

the spinner does not look promising
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By silverwash
for those who are interested I have taken out a...

for those who are interested I have taken out a world patent on an asbestos suitcase.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By silverwash
did commission etc. have to be added ? thanks

did commission etc. have to be added ? thanks
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-02-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,485
Posted By silverwash
although the stable door has shut, normally a...

although the stable door has shut, normally a die-struck item would have shear marks as a result of the ' hob ' tool . I would have thought that a LRDG badge is too intricate to have been die-struck.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-01-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By silverwash
I would take the IWM description with a tad pinch...

I would take the IWM description with a tad pinch of salt. shame there is no photo of the items which would indicate some form of authenticity.
without going too deep into the insignia of WW2 Polish...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,485
Posted By silverwash
thank you for info. water a bit clearer now.

thank you for info. water a bit clearer now.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-01-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,485
Posted By silverwash
"To answer your question, no I am not inferring...

"To answer your question, no I am not inferring that they are not of war time manufacture.
What I am saying is that it is very likely that many of the die cast LRDG badges that are featured on this...
Forum: General Topics. 27-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 725
Posted By silverwash
delved into the Tupperware box

delved into the Tupperware box
Forum: General Topics. 26-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 725
Posted By silverwash
I assume the badge is two piece with the separate...

I assume the badge is two piece with the separate backing plate held on with three copper wires. given the force required to stamp the cartouches is it safe to assume this was done prior to the badge...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By silverwash
the circle made. if not circa WW1 and WW2 Polish,...

the circle made. if not circa WW1 and WW2 Polish, why not black lettering ?
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 25-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By silverwash
a veritable clutch of the straw. many moons ago I...

a veritable clutch of the straw. many moons ago I acquired a collection of WW2 Polish stuff, this slip-on being part of it, 2+2 = 5. stand up at the back who said " kitchen police ". five hundred...
Forum: General Topics. 25-01-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 725
Posted By silverwash
affirmative. the obverse is quite worn with the...

affirmative. the obverse is quite worn with the polishing it has had during its lifetime by previous owner(s). soft stuff this cast silver.
Forum: General Topics. 24-01-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 725
Posted By silverwash
another copper lugged example

another copper lugged example
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 21-01-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By silverwash
WW1 traits ?

WW1 traits ?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-01-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By silverwash
the Avro York in the background would possibly...

the Avro York in the background would possibly indicate the Berlin airlift period.
regarding the curved AIRBORNE title, a WW2 period image would enhance the statement that operational RASC...
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