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Forum: General Topics 19-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By kingsley
Lawsons mainly deals in general items including...

Lawsons mainly deals in general items including antiques. I would definitely recommend Nobles who specialises in numismatics and militaria.
I have bought and sold a lot of items from Nobles in...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By kingsley
I have seen Australian buttons, mainly Cadets,...

I have seen Australian buttons, mainly Cadets, marked on the back "David Jones" and "X? Woollen Mills" (forget which). These military tailors also supplied buttons which had their company marking but...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-09-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kingsley
I forgot to mention that I also have an...

I forgot to mention that I also have an Australian universal pattern wartime rising sun cufflink. There must be plenty more varieties out there.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-09-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kingsley
Just as a matter of interest, does anyone have...

Just as a matter of interest, does anyone have any information about which regiments used military cufflinks? I have never seen a British one but I do have a single Australian Duntroon Military...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-09-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By kingsley
Thenks for the excellent pictures of Chaplain...

Thenks for the excellent pictures of Chaplain badge varieties. I have a full size white metal cap badge, and have also seen a hallmarked silver example.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-09-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By kingsley
Dear Mike, PM sent. Kingsley

Dear Mike,
PM sent.
Kingsley
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By kingsley
Small bugle badge wanted

Looking for a miniature white metal bugle badge as used in the centre of a boss.
Thanks
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By kingsley
I have always though that the rule of thumb for...

I have always though that the rule of thumb for monograms is that the largest letter comes first and the smallest last, which makes it SCP.
Forum: General Topics 03-09-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By kingsley
Our Military 'Dark Age' 1918-21

Does anyone have any information about the immediate post-WW1 period in Australia? Obviously, like the 1945-48 "Interim Army' the main effort would have been repatriation and demobilisation, but...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 28-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,599
Posted By kingsley
Dear Mike, Many thanks for the message and the...

Dear Mike,
Many thanks for the message and the two links. This is the first time I have heard what WBB meant. I knew that the collar badge was rare in 1981 but I was glad to let Hugh King have it to...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-08-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By kingsley
Swagger stick wanted for restoration

I have a small and interesting collection of Australian swagger sticks, one of which has the head only, and I am looking for a stick to complete it, preferably with a WM metal tip.
Also interested...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By kingsley
Definitely Royal Arty Association. I have two...

Definitely Royal Arty Association. I have two sizes of them but don't know anything about the association or its badges and uniforms.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-08-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By kingsley
I have always wondered whether this generic...

I have always wondered whether this generic Artillery Vols HP was ever worn in Australia. A very long coastline (and six different colonial armies) meant that we had a lot of small volunteer arty...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By kingsley
Does anyone know when the 'solid square' Chaplain...

Does anyone know when the 'solid square' Chaplain badge first came out? Badge 1 certainly pre-dates it but should surely be more common if it was used before 1914 by the comparatively large British...
Forum: Other Corps 27-07-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By kingsley
See Chaplain badges listed in "It's a Mystery"

I believe that all are Australian but wopuld be interested to hear any opinions.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By kingsley
Chaplain badges for discussion

I believe that the Maltese cross badges shown may be WW1 Australian but would be interested to know any other theories. There are many images online of chaplains, nearly all wearing the standard...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By kingsley
I have had the big badge poster for years, of...

I have had the big badge poster for years, of "ALL" the regiments of the British army. Too bad about the Yeomanry. Can anyone tell me definitely when and by whom this poster was made? I have always...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 09-06-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By kingsley
This lapel badge is not official issue. There are...

This lapel badge is not official issue. There are dozens of variations, including 'sweetheart broochs' worn by family or girlfriends in gold, silver, enamel, pearlshell etc etc which can be very...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 07-06-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By kingsley
I agree with BC.

I agree with BC.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-06-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By kingsley
Strange that no one can tell me who actually...

Strange that no one can tell me who actually makes the restrike glengarry badges. It would be nice to buy them at source rather than through the middleman.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-06-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By kingsley
Congrats on the badge frame

I have got into trouble a couple of times on the Forum by confessing my guilty secret that I have a frame or repro glengarrys something like yours. I can't afford originals and could not resist...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-06-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By kingsley
I think the rampant lion badge might be South...

I think the rampant lion badge might be South African cadets.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By kingsley
I will have a look at the the numbers on the back...

I will have a look at the the numbers on the back of mine.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By kingsley
Yes, it is a top bar for a WW1 'Mothers of...

Yes, it is a top bar for a WW1 'Mothers of Australia' patriotic brooch to indicate the regiments in which their sons served. Mine has three different regimental bars, sorry no photo at present.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By kingsley
Victorian Railways

Victorian Railways
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