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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 13-01-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By mac66
I agree, for me the first thing I noticed was the...

I agree, for me the first thing I noticed was the serif on the letter "L" is more pronounced on the voided badge.

Regards, David
Forum: Off topic 05-07-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By mac66
Looks more like a young Clare Balding

Looks more like a young Clare Balding
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By mac66
Yes, but good luck to the person who did, my...

Yes, but good luck to the person who did, my fault for procrastinating:)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By mac66
Thanks Luke, The die flaw was the main reason I...

Thanks Luke, The die flaw was the main reason I questioned the authenticity of this badge, do the MM examples come with convincing sliders, as I thought the one on my example looked ok?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By mac66
Looks like someone bought it in the last 10...

Looks like someone bought it in the last 10 minutes
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By mac66
Interesting, I found a FN marked KSLI on ebay...

Interesting, I found a FN marked KSLI on ebay yesterday
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/174792795586?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By mac66
Thanks for your opinions Alan and Gerard, much...

Thanks for your opinions Alan and Gerard, much appreciated. David
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By mac66
Royal Warwickshire and KSLI

Morning all, I was going through my line infantry badges and thought I could do with a second opinion on these two which I bought a couple of years ago. Not too sure about the Warwickshire, but the...
Forum: Off topic 09-04-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By mac66
Saddened to hear this, Rest in peace sir.

Saddened to hear this, Rest in peace sir.
Forum: General Topics. 17-03-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By mac66
Happy St.Patricks day to you too Frank, a very...

Happy St.Patricks day to you too Frank, a very nice find and not at all bland.
David.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-03-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By mac66
Most genuine examples will have four sweat holes...

Most genuine examples will have four sweat holes (two on the coronet and two on the title scroll) you would expect to pay 30-40 quid for one.
David.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-02-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,157
Posted By mac66
Thanks for your input Luke, I was unaware the...

Thanks for your input Luke, I was unaware the burr on the plume, that is certainly a valuable piece of information.
As a relative newbie having being stung with a few howlers, I tend to err on the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-02-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,157
Posted By mac66
It's not one that I, with my limited knowledge...

It's not one that I, with my limited knowledge and experience of badge collecting, would bid on.
The seller, in the description does state " We cannot guarantee this badge is original, it is most...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-02-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By mac66
1906 until merger with 4th Dragoon guards David.

1906 until merger with 4th Dragoon guards
David.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-01-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By mac66
I agree, you would expect to see at least a bit...

I agree, you would expect to see at least a bit of scarring where the blades were originally attached.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-01-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By mac66
Looks like a repair or modification, it looks as...

Looks like a repair or modification, it looks as though lead based solder has been used to attach the slider.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-01-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By mac66
Hi Mike, Thanks for your good wishes, and the...

Hi Mike, Thanks for your good wishes, and the same to yourself. Apart from a WW1 EK 2 that I possess, I generally don't collect german items, the main reason being cost. I think I joined the WAF...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-01-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By mac66
Two Scottish badges

Good evening all,

I have had these Cameronians and Seaforth highlanders badges for some time and have harboured doubts about their authenticity. As still a relative novice when it comes to cap...
Forum: Military Buttons 17-12-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By mac66
I have a few of these, the attached image is an...

I have a few of these, the attached image is an early example. The harp is broader and has 8 strings, the later types have 9 strings.
It is also made by Firmin. I have read that the post 1922...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By mac66
Thank you so much, a great help, best regards,...

Thank you so much, a great help, best regards, David
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By mac66
Given the size and the fact it has lugs, a collar...

Given the size and the fact it has lugs, a collar badge perhaps? unsure of which regiment though.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-12-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By mac66
Naval insignia

Good morning all,

I have recently acquired these cloth insignia, as I know little about Navy insignia I was wondering if anyone could help identify the nationality of them, they were sold to me...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-06-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By mac66
I thought with the exception of Paddy Mayne, at...

I thought with the exception of Paddy Mayne, at the time of Normandy all SAS wore the maroon beret?
Surely it can't be his!!!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 23-06-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By mac66
Thanks for posting the images Frank, would I be...

Thanks for posting the images Frank, would I be correct in saying the lugged example is pre-WW1?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 23-06-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By mac66
Thank you all for the comments, Rob, there are no...

Thank you all for the comments, Rob, there are no braze holes at all, so I'm consigning this one to the "not to be re entered into circulation" box next to my lugged winking motto

Dave.
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