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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By dumdum
Hi I guess I should have discussed past...

Hi

I guess I should have discussed past Bakelite sniffing with my brother the brilliant scientist!

One other POW "factoid" that I will mention is that the "kriegies" soon worked out that the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-08-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By dumdum
Hi Joe Thanks for that. It does work but my...

Hi Joe

Thanks for that. It does work but my badge doesn't figure, although there is one that is very close (2836).

What a great find. I was just amazed to find them dishing out badges in 1975...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 11-08-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By dumdum
Hi Joe Many thanks! We'll give it a try and...

Hi Joe

Many thanks! We'll give it a try and report back!:)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By dumdum
I know from what I've been told by an ex-POW that...

I know from what I've been told by an ex-POW that badges were made from melted foil liners from cigarette packets and I've had at least one of these so not impossible that other materials were used. ...
Forum: General Topics. 11-08-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By dumdum
I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. I...

I am deeply saddened to hear of this news. I always enjoyed James' comments and his posts.

He gave me some very useful information about the badges that interest me and was always forthcoming with...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By dumdum
Hi Joe Many thanks for that! I didn't have...

Hi Joe

Many thanks for that! I didn't have much luck trying to paste the link and even with a search under Returned Sailors Badge. What am I doing wrong?

I have has some joy with the RASB and...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-08-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By dumdum
Hi bc I guessing that all of these are less...

Hi bc

I guessing that all of these are less than common today, apart from the "new" RAN Female Relatives badges.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-08-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By dumdum
Here are the two badges mentioned in my last...

Here are the two badges mentioned in my last post. The RAN badge is numbered 2830 and the Female Relatives badge is 2907.

I see that the latter are now available as restrikes on our most favourite...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-08-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By dumdum
I have one of these plus the Female Relatives...

I have one of these plus the Female Relatives badge for this. I'll post pics of both for interest's sake.

I'm told that the records for these have not survived the passage of time which is a pity...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-08-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By dumdum
That picture look to be a bit later than the pack...

That picture look to be a bit later than the pack we had/ have but the brand is the same. Never would have thought that they were from the 'States,
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-08-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By dumdum
Hi guys We may even still have a pack put...

Hi guys

We may even still have a pack put away somewhere! Yes, I think it did have a "Dan Dare" quality to it.

A friend told me that calling them Red Cap was either a selling point or a...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-08-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By dumdum
Completely unrelated to your listing but...

Completely unrelated to your listing but tenuously to the "red cap" theme: my wife had found some old razor blades that had belonged to her late father, who served in WW2.

The brand was "Red Cap"...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By dumdum
Thanks Mike! That was it. I think that this was...

Thanks Mike! That was it. I think that this was the programme where they were chasing the owner of a watch and came to the conclusion that it had belonged to a Captain England who was in the RAMC.
...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 31-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By dumdum
Hi Bill Nice brooch. I once spoke with a...

Hi Bill

Nice brooch. I once spoke with a retired jeweller who had served in the Middle East.

He said that the filigree work like this was made by little boys who twisted and then soldered the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By dumdum
I've just recalled a trench excavation carried...

I've just recalled a trench excavation carried out by Andy Robertshaw of the NAM on an ancient "Finding the Fallen" prog. He was digging on the site of an RAP or similar and located some iodine...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 31-07-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By dumdum
Oh and mine is in much better nick....:D

Oh and mine is in much better nick....:D
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 31-07-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Thanks for that. I found it but...

Hi Mike

Thanks for that. I found it but would be intrigued to know what it fetched however I think that the use of the words "rare" and "original" always carry a real premium....
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 31-07-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By dumdum
Hi gents Many thanks for your replies....

Hi gents

Many thanks for your replies. You've added to my knowledge which was almost nothing!
:)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By dumdum
Hi A man who runs an antique shop once gave...

Hi

A man who runs an antique shop once gave me a whole packet of these in a rare fit of generousity and told me that they were for curtains.

One or two have been used to fix a unusual on war...
Forum: Other Militaria 27-07-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 624
Posted By dumdum
Hi Jerry Interesting to see that one. Mine...

Hi Jerry

Interesting to see that one. Mine probably had a pin of some sort but gone now.

Should I handle it with care in case it is "live" or call the bomb squad?
Forum: Other Militaria 26-07-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 624
Posted By dumdum
But completely useless....:eek: Can anyone...

But completely useless....:eek:

Can anyone say if they were made with some type of pin?
Forum: Other Militaria 26-07-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 624
Posted By dumdum
Photos as promised. Wonder if it had a real pin?

Photos as promised. Wonder if it had a real pin?
Forum: Other Militaria 26-07-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 624
Posted By dumdum
I'll post a photo of my grenade later. Made by...

I'll post a photo of my grenade later. Made by Grafton China, the crest is for Torquay. It's actually darn near the size of the real thing! Well shall we say half the size....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-07-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By dumdum
Hi Jon I have two "surrender chits" dating...

Hi Jon

I have two "surrender chits" dating from Operation Firedog. They are printed in several languages. Probably not quite what you are after but "different".
Forum: Other Militaria 25-07-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 624
Posted By dumdum
Hi Jerry Have you got an aeroplane? Mine...

Hi Jerry

Have you got an aeroplane? Mine looks like a Bleriot but much closer to a perambulator...or a shopping trolley...it's a toss up!
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