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Forum: General Topics 17-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Traist
ZAR fake badge

Hi everyone, please beware of this fake badge. I have emailed the seller as I don't believe that the seller knows, but now he does....
Forum: Army 05-08-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Traist
Hi Iain, Commandoes were the "Rifle Associations"...

Hi Iain, Commandoes were the "Rifle Associations" of the old Boer areas. The Rifle Associations were mainly Natal units in this period. Regards Andrew
Forum: Army 05-08-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Traist
Hi John, I would guess just post WW1. This title...

Hi John, I would guess just post WW1. This title was worn for a long period, so this is only a guess on these badges. Regards Andrew
Forum: General Topics 05-08-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Traist
Hi Rob, I haven't seen one. That doesn't mean...

Hi Rob, I haven't seen one. That doesn't mean that they don't exist. The Town Guards often made their own or had a local jeweler make them. Sometimes only for officers. Regards Andrew
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-07-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Traist
Hi, The same badge was used over extended...

Hi, The same badge was used over extended period(as per the previous comments). They came in different finishes, including gilt, bronze, blackened etc. They also come with the slouch hat ring and...
Forum: Army 25-06-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By Traist
Hi Alex, Very nice item. Not sure what it...

Hi Alex,

Very nice item. Not sure what it is, but agree WW1 SA.

Have a great day.

Andrew
Forum: Army 30-04-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Traist
Hi Iain, extremely interesting picture. I haven't...

Hi Iain, extremely interesting picture. I haven't seen any commando badges for this period. I do have a couple of Mounted Rifle Association badges for this period, so it is definitely possible that...
Forum: Off topic 24-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By Traist
Merry Christmas to everyone :D

Merry Christmas to everyone :D
Forum: Army 15-12-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Traist
Thank you:D

Thank you:D
Forum: Police 27-11-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By Traist
Thanks Mike, You can never be too sure if...

Thanks Mike,

You can never be too sure if something pops up. If your friend wants to part with it, please let me know. You know my personal interest regarding that.

Have a great weekend.
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Forum: Army 27-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Traist
Hi Shahl, I have the same problem. I have managed...

Hi Shahl, I have the same problem. I have managed to find 3 variations of the badge. Have a great day. Andrew
Forum: Police 27-11-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By Traist
Hi Mike, Please see my SAC collection attached....

Hi Mike, Please see my SAC collection attached. Have a great day. Regards Andrew
Forum: Police 27-11-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Traist
Hi John, Please see attached my SAC badges. The...

Hi John, Please see attached my SAC badges. The voided badges are Gilt and Silver plated. Have a great day. Andrew
Forum: Army 27-11-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Traist
Thank you Arthur, This is great information....

Thank you Arthur,

This is great information.

Regards

Andrew
Forum: Police 11-11-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By Traist
Hi John, There were definitely officially...

Hi John,

There were definitely officially badges for Officers, Warrant Officers and other ranks. I have an article on these somewhere. I feel that the silvered badges were most likely officers,...
Forum: Army 22-08-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Traist
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Army 19-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Traist
Thanks Mark. Alex, this was Boer War....

Thanks Mark.

Alex, this was Boer War. Regards Andrew
Forum: Army 15-08-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Traist
SAMIF

Hi, I just wanted to share this latest find. First time that I have seen this badge. I do have a SAMIF title that was illustrated in Curson. I would think that this badge was an officers slouch hat...
Forum: Army 20-05-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Traist
Hi Gerry, it looks good to me. I have a number of...

Hi Gerry, it looks good to me. I have a number of variations in my collection. As Brian said, they were hand made. Have a great day, Andrew
Forum: Army 19-05-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By Traist
I have managed to get a full refund, so at least...

I have managed to get a full refund, so at least that is something.
Forum: Army 17-05-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By Traist
Hi Phil, they are supposed to be martingale...

Hi Phil, they are supposed to be martingale badges. The Johannesburg badge I have is still on the original leather. These however, I think are fakes and never existed. Regards Andrew
Forum: Army 16-05-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By Traist
Here is a picture from the back. These badges are...

Here is a picture from the back. These badges are around 2mm smaller than the JVC badge that I have in my collection. Regards Andrew
Forum: Army 16-05-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,165
Posted By Traist
ZAR Fake Badges?

Hi, in my opinion these badges are fakes. They have definitely been copied off of the Johannesburg Vrijwilliger Corps badge. These are supposed to be Ermelo and Pretoria. They are well aged, but I am...
Forum: Photographs of South African Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 27-02-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Traist
Hi, my Grandfather served with the SAEC in East...

Hi, my Grandfather served with the SAEC in East Africa, North Africa and Italy. They wore the same SAEC badges during the whole of WW2. If you need examples, I can send you a picture. Have a great...
Forum: Army 22-02-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,200
Posted By Traist
Hi John, as far as I know the white metal badge...

Hi John, as far as I know the white metal badge was only worn by cadets in SA. The universal badge was worn in different sizes and in blackened, bronze and gilding metal. I have seen photos of the...
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