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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-20, 11:06 PM
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Posted By kingsley
I had one of these years ago and wondered what it...

I had one of these years ago and wondered what it was. I would be interested in this one for old times sake if it is available.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-11-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By kingsley
So apparently the large crown was just a...

So apparently the large crown was just a manufacturer's variation?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-11-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By kingsley
Cut down helmet plates

Can anyone tell me who wore each of these WM helmet plates? In the book 'A Lion in the Colony", (on sale for $1 from the Hobart Anglesea Barracks Museum) there is an illustration of a member of the...
Forum: General Topics. 14-11-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By kingsley
They probably would not accept it if you attached...

They probably would not accept it if you attached a customs form. I don't know what happens when a padded envelope arrives in UK with a badge inside and no customs form.
Forum: General Topics 14-11-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By kingsley
Years ago I was told by an old-time collector, a...

Years ago I was told by an old-time collector, a reliable source, that he actually saw a hat badge of the 71st Infantry with a distinctive design. Apparently only two or three trial strikings were...
Forum: General Topics. 13-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By kingsley
I have had to stop selling badges to UK because...

I have had to stop selling badges to UK because earlier this year, Australia Post made it compulsory that any envelope with an enclosure must travel by Parcel Post (cost $26.30) instead of Economy...
Forum: General Topics 13-11-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By kingsley
Wow! You don't see badges like this very often....

Wow! You don't see badges like this very often. Well done.
Forum: General Topics 10-11-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By kingsley
Which RSL?

Which RSL?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 04-11-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
Just delivered the hat yesterday to the restorer...

Just delivered the hat yesterday to the restorer that was recommended, looking forward to the result.
The background rubbing on the hat appears to be the badge of the 7th Southland but I haven't...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 03-11-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
Thanks for really helpful information and a...

Thanks for really helpful information and a fantastic photo. I have all three badges and will check the position of the holes. It will help that there is a faint discolouration or rub mark where the...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 02-11-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
Here is a scan of the marking inside the...

Here is a scan of the marking inside the puggaree.
It looks like "67C" in green but might be wrong. Comments appreciated.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 02-11-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
Sorry I misread the question. I will check the...

Sorry I misread the question. I will check the puggaree and let you know if there are any markings on the inside.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 02-11-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
Yes it has a number 7 (the size) in the middle of...

Yes it has a number 7 (the size) in the middle of one of the marked sections of the sweatband. it dd not show up very well in the photo.
Forum: General Topics 31-10-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By kingsley
I have been looking for one of these for years!...

I have been looking for one of these for years! Never seen one.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 30-10-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
Thanks for the comments, nice to know it was...

Thanks for the comments, nice to know it was Mounted Rifles. Thanks also for the restoration link. It is such a rare item that I think that I will investigate the restorer who is not very far from ...
Forum: Headdress 29-10-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By kingsley
See NZ section for scans of a NZ Anzac hat.

Various scans available in other section, comments appreciated.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 29-10-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By kingsley
NZ lemon squeezer hat WW1 Anzac

WW1 Anzac headgear did not have a high survival rate and a battered and mothed example is better than none. I have had this hat in a box for many years and I don't know if it some restoration may be...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 25-10-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By kingsley
I have seen these before (they were still current...

I have seen these before (they were still current when I started collecting!) and never discovered exactly why this particular variation had blades rather than lugs. I just assumed Armoured Corps or...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-10-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By kingsley
The same dealer has quite a few other fake...

The same dealer has quite a few other fake Australian badges currently on sale. They originated in Eastern Europe a couple of years ago.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-10-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By kingsley
Sorry both Camel badges are not accessible at...

Sorry both Camel badges are not accessible at present, photos of the backs would not tell you much because both badges are cast and have the normal rough finish on the backs. The larger British cast...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-10-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By kingsley
Which camel badge?

Which camel badge?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-10-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By kingsley
Update on Australian Camel Corps badges

I have been going through old files and found some notes I did not know I had. It was the estate purchase in 1974 of some Australian Camel Corps badges that I referred to in the thread. I bought them...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-10-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By kingsley
The Western Australian Scottish wore the Camerons...

The Western Australian Scottish wore the Camerons badge before 1903 (S.Aust wore the Gordons).
I have never been able to confirm whether they wore the Camerons badge with scroll or without.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-09-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By kingsley
Dear Dave, Thanks for the details. I am...

Dear Dave,
Thanks for the details. I am interested in all pre-1975 variations. I only have a fairly recent one in poor condition. I would really like the pre-"Royal" ones worn in the early 1920s...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 24-09-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By kingsley
Wanted New Guinea Police badges

Looking for NG Constabulary insignia worn before 1975 during the Australian administration.
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