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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-09-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
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: 111
Posted By kingsley
Wanted New Guinea Police badges

Looking for NG Constabulary insignia worn before 1975 during the Australian administration.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-09-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Posted By kingsley
Both are fine, have never heard of these being...

Both are fine, have never heard of these being faked. They are not what you would call rare.
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By kingsley
Thanks Mike for the link. The price is right but...

Thanks Mike for the link. The price is right but I don't know enough about US insignia to know which variation was the one used in WW2, probably none of the three. I understand that the detail has...
Forum: General Topics 16-09-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By kingsley
Several of the original group photos in Link 1...

Several of the original group photos in Link 1 clearly show the rising sun badge being worn, and it is also shown on the memorial plaques in Link 2
I put a set of rising suns on my NGVR board...
Forum: General Topics 16-09-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By kingsley
Thanks Keith for posting the link. The titles are...

Thanks Keith for posting the link. The titles are rare because very few men in the unit and the jungle also swallowed a lot, including their owners. Their original uniforms were apparently made by...
Forum: General Topics 15-09-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By kingsley
I got one of these a couple of years ago and I...

I got one of these a couple of years ago and I think I posted a scan in the Forum which someone might be able to find. It is a different striking to BC's and I also included a couple of cloth titles....
Forum: General Topics. 15-09-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By kingsley
Thanks for the research. I don't really...

Thanks for the research. I don't really understand how or why he could have joined a Canadian regiment in UK, and I am still wondering if it is possible to trace the 'Royal Canadians' clue.
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By kingsley
WW1 service record wanted

I have an old friend who would like to trace her father's WW1 service. Like many veterans, he would never talk about it and the details are vague.
Name: George Wallis Baker, born 12.8.1893? in...
Forum: General Topics 13-09-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By kingsley
We have had a number of earlier threads on Camel...

We have had a number of earlier threads on Camel Corps badges which would answer some of these questions, including illustrations. I would not touch the flat back crowned badge myself, a totally...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-09-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By kingsley
The badge I had all those years ago certainly...

The badge I had all those years ago certainly pre-dates the Birmingham Mint
manufacture, and Arthur Miller and I were happy to accept it as an original.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-09-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By kingsley
Correct that I had a 1795 badge many years ago. I...

Correct that I had a 1795 badge many years ago. I presumed at the time that it was a manufacturer's mistake and still have no other explanation. I exchanged mine in the 1960s (for an Australian...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-09-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By kingsley
WW1 pugs

I made up a large lot of repro WW1 plain puggarees about 30 years ago when I had a travelling WW1 museum and history lesson visiting local high schools. I dressed up the students in army surplus WW2...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-09-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By kingsley
Malcolm T and friend

Here is the picture as requested. I also loaned the entire tour group a rising sun sweetheart badge to wear, and Malcolm Turnbull is holding in his left hand my wife's gold sweetheart badge (the best...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 03-09-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By kingsley
Choosing my words more carefully

"Collecting is OK, not wearing". Apologies if this statement implies in any way that Mike was intending to wear an Australian badge. I simply meant that army disposal stores had the fantasy badge...
Forum: General Topics. 29-08-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By kingsley
Incoming badge packet?

For 20 years or more I have been selling or trading the odd badge from Australia to UK using small padded envelopes with a Customs Declaration sticker. The cost has been AUD$3.20 for Economy Air but...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-08-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By kingsley
Thanks, just ordered. Delivery may be some time.

Thanks, just ordered. Delivery may be some time.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-08-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By kingsley
The only copy I could find on Naval and Military...

The only copy I could find on Naval and Military Press was 75 pounds, would appreciate a link for the 3.19 one.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-08-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 540
Posted By kingsley
The rising sun with the map of Australia was an...

The rising sun with the map of Australia was an unofficial private fantasy badge that was possibly made for army disposal stores to help sell surplus slouch hats. They are reasonably common. Wearing...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-08-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By kingsley
Book wanted

After reading the recent thread on the pewter tankard, I would like a copy of Ray Westlake's book, "Tracing The rifle Volunteers" if anyone can help. Thanks
Forum: General Topics. 25-08-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By kingsley
Never seen the Westlake book. Does he have a list...

Never seen the Westlake book. Does he have a list of Rifle Vols regiments in UK?
Forum: General Topics. 25-08-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By kingsley
Another regiment to add to the long list of...

Another regiment to add to the long list of pre-1880 Rifle Volunteers around the empire, unresearched and almost unknown.
Forum: General Topics. 16-08-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By kingsley
I know how to clean a tarnished badge back to...

I know how to clean a tarnished badge back to shiny metal, but I would like to know if it possible to do anything with faded gilt like the rare helmet plate I bought years ago (still faded). We have...
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-08-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By kingsley
Thanks Keith

Thanks Keith
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 12-08-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By kingsley
Australian VADs Cape Town WW2

I found this group photo when I found the uniform photo that I posted in a recent VAD thread. Definitely VAD cap badges and Medical colour patches, Cape Town photographer. Card is marked in pencil...
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