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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By dumdum
Hi guys The good old monogram debate. I've...

Hi guys

The good old monogram debate. I've wasted many an hour trying to work this stuff out!

I think that your spoon is possibly NOT military. When I see this sort of monogram it usually...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I can't guarantee an answer, but...

Hi Mike

I can't guarantee an answer, but there is a book written in about 1963 called "The Politics of Influence". Can't recall the author but it has a lot of detail about the pre-BL associations...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Today, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By dumdum
Nice pictures. That "revolver" catch often seems...

Nice pictures. That "revolver" catch often seems to be found on American/ Canadian badges.

I have the SMALLEST American silver lapel badge for 2,500 hours service with the VA (Veterans'...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Hope that this reply isn't too...

Hi Mike

Hope that this reply isn't too "random" but here goes....

I would think that your badge is WW1/ 1920s in style. There are a couple of clues in the "horse shoe fitting" and the possible...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By dumdum
Hi Looks very similar to one of those...

Hi

Looks very similar to one of those organisations that were involved in fund-raising. A slight clue to its origin is the screw-back fitting that I associate with US/ Canadian items.
Lastly that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-08-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By dumdum
Hi I've seen photos of WW1 servicemen...

Hi

I've seen photos of WW1 servicemen (especially one of a VC winner) with their 14-15 Star, BWM and a medal ribbon for Vic, but no medal.

The reason I think is that, as far as I am aware, the...
Forum: General Topics. 07-08-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Much appreciated! I have another...

Hi Mike

Much appreciated! I have another badge to the same I.W. & D. unit. I'll post a photo of the guy at some point (wearing said badge!).

He bears a suspicious resemblance to the late, great...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By dumdum
SWB numbers?

OK, here they are for no one in particular out there:

B 265595 (just the box only, darn it....)

B 431748

366910 NOT a "B" prefix and I do have name for the guy (I think RGA) but it would be...
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By dumdum
I'd go with a "6". There are some very odd fonts...

I'd go with a "6". There are some very odd fonts used for the SWB numbering (plain, serif, small,etc.) Some numbers are clearly individually punched (with varying degrees of success...) and some are...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By dumdum
Hi Any other volunteers happy to check out...

Hi

Any other volunteers happy to check out two of my "B" prefix badges? I do have a contact on Ancestry but I'm afraid of overloading her and I have no doubt that there are members who, like me,...
Forum: The Home Front 04-08-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By dumdum
Hi Tim Thanks for that. There is, however,...

Hi Tim

Thanks for that. There is, however, another collector in the UK who could knock us both into a cocked hat with his work on this subject. I was supplying him with images which he was working...
Forum: The Home Front 02-08-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By dumdum
Granite Boot Co (on war service)

A much better attempt this time!

Upon reflection, this technique was probably used for small runs of badges and maybe involved something similar to a "transfer print". The making of a die to...
Forum: The Home Front 02-08-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By dumdum
OWS badge

Hi all

Here's an OWS badge that is a little different. Firstly it's fairly small (around 20mm) and also it would appear that the body of the badge is struck but the detail involves what I believe...
Forum: General Topics. 02-08-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By dumdum
Many thanks. Yes, I would think that it is the...

Many thanks. Yes, I would think that it is the right period for this. Sorry that I can't add to your photos.

If you are interested in this field have a look at the Australian "Limbless Soldier's...
Forum: The Home Front 02-08-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 632
Posted By dumdum
Hi James Great stuff! Just what I was after....

Hi James

Great stuff! Just what I was after. I did get your message this morning and will reply when I get back.

Hope to initiate a mutually productive exchange of info, etc.!:D
Forum: The Home Front 01-08-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 632
Posted By dumdum
OWS badges

Yes, I have posted some of this before but having a few minutes before I have to go and earn some money (to buy more of the little blighters!) I thought I'd add these to the mix.

Comments welcome...
Forum: General Topics. 01-08-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By dumdum
Sorry! Just seen that you already have this one!:o

Sorry! Just seen that you already have this one!:o
Forum: General Topics. 01-08-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By dumdum
Hi I think that I have an [I]"HONORARY" that...

Hi

I think that I have an [I]"HONORARY" that I'd be pleased to share a picture of with you. I think that it is chromed and a pin-back so maybe a later piece. It may have "MEMBER" after the...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 01-08-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By dumdum
Hi Not knowing a great deal about rising...

Hi

Not knowing a great deal about rising suns (even though I do live in the general area they represent....) but that badge is quite "solid" and most of the ones I've seen (and got) are...
Forum: The Home Front 01-08-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 632
Posted By dumdum
Talking Why so many 1915 "generics"?

I think that the plethora of these "generic" badges shows the extent to which it was important to be seen to be "doing one's bit" and possibly their seemingly endless variety was the result of...
Forum: The Home Front 31-07-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 632
Posted By dumdum
1915 "generics"

Hi

Having made several recent posts about the "official" OWS badges, I was moved to re-post some of the infinite variety of what you might call the "generic" 1915 badges.

I'm been truly...
Forum: The Home Front 31-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 632
Posted By dumdum
1915/ 1916 oddities?

Hi all

Possibly not the best pics of these badges but I think that you can get the idea.

The 1916 badges are maybe a bit different in that the one has been "personalised" with the owner's name...
Forum: The Home Front 31-07-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By dumdum
I just had a look at the photos. I don't think...

I just had a look at the photos. I don't think that it was made by one of the big makers (am guessing that it was a bit of a "niche" market). You'll see that there is a black outline to the...
Forum: The Home Front 31-07-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By dumdum
Hi I sometimes dabble in collecting OCAs and...

Hi

I sometimes dabble in collecting OCAs and would agree that it is a nice wee item.

That fitting seems to either turn up on European (especially French or Italian ones ) or on late 1940s-50s...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-07-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By dumdum
Hi If you do get it, It's highly likely that...

Hi

If you do get it, It's highly likely that those fittings are only soft-soldered in place so they can easily be removed and some nice old lugs added.

OK, you will lose the nice gilded finish...
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