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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Dr_Shemp
I think that the AD&R Co title is for the...

I think that the AD&R Co title is for the "Alexandra Docks and Railway Company" (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_(Newport_and_South_Wales)_Docks_and_Railway). I found a postcard...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Many thanks for your replies everyone, I didn't...

Many thanks for your replies everyone, I didn't pay much for them so I'm not too disappointed about the SAS Wings and I'm glad that the Border Regiment collar is good too.

Really happy about the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Unknown Items

Hi all,

I've picked up these bits and pieces around and I've not been to find out exactly what they are, would anyone be able to shed any light on any of these at all?

The mercury figure with...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-07-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Thanks CB I appreciate that - it's the second...

Thanks CB I appreciate that - it's the second Hussars badge I've bought that's no good unfortunately, here's hoping I'll be more lucky with my third
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-07-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Thank you for your replies everyone - I'm really...

Thank you for your replies everyone - I'm really glad to hear that the DCLI and the Y&L badges are good, I've had some bad luck recently buying badges so it's great to get confirmation on them.

On...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-07-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Boot Sale Finds

Hi all,

I picked up these three from the boot sale this morning and was hoping for an opinion on them that is more professional than mine!

The 11th Hussars badge is the one I'm most concerned...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Ouch! Thank you for your replies everyone, I'll...

Ouch! Thank you for your replies everyone, I'll chalk this one up to experience and try to be a bit more careful in future.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 31-01-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Thank you again for your replies - I think mine...

Thank you again for your replies - I think mine is a very close match for yours Bess, on comparison though I can see that the former owner of mine has taken a file to the cross on the badge which is...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-01-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Dr_Shemp
A Few More I'm Unsure Of

Hi everyone,

I've bought a few more cap badges online and again I'm a bit unsure if they're real or reproductions. Would anyone be able to give me their option on them at all?

Northumberland...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 29-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Thank you for your replies, I had the feeling...

Thank you for your replies, I had the feeling that it was WW2 era but this proves that. I'll have to keep searching to find its exact origin though, but thanks for your help!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-01-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Thank you very much for your replies, it's...

Thank you very much for your replies, it's brilliant to have it dated and sourced so well - I agree with you about the beret too, thanks again!
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 27-01-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Unknown National Service Machining Badge

Hi all,

I bought this lapel badge a while ago and to date I've not been able to find out exactly what it is, can anyone help?

It's roughly 29mm high and 21mm wide, and has the makers mark...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-01-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Dr_Shemp
WFR Beret and Badge

Hi all,

I've recently bought this Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters beret and cap badge and I wondered if anyone could tell me any more about them?

The badge is worn but looks well made...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Hi Brian - I saw that lot on the Friday viewing...

Hi Brian - I saw that lot on the Friday viewing and whilst I'm fairly new to collecting, I couldn't for the life of me work out what it was or find anything similar on Google. I did wonder if the 'H'...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-01-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Hi Terry - I know what you mean, the best results...

Hi Terry - I know what you mean, the best results I found on Google were similar, but never the same. Whilst I loosely connected it to the Navy, a lot of the insignia I found were in silver as...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-01-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Thank you again Luke, that's really helpful - I...

Thank you again Luke, that's really helpful - I noticed that my fake is exactly the same as the example on your post, no doubt someone is cranking them out somewhere. I'll be more careful in future,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Hi Luke thank you very much for your reply - I...

Hi Luke thank you very much for your reply - I feel a lot better knowing that I haven't been duped, for the most part anyway!

I did have my doubts about the 26H badge - can I ask how you knew it...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 16-01-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Unknown US Badge

Hi all,

I bought the attached badge a few months ago and haven't been able to determine exactly what it is. It has the makers mark 'N S Meyer Inc New York' on the reverse and 'Ballou Reg'd' on...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Dr_Shemp
A Few I'm Unsure Of

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to collecting badges and was blissfully unaware of fakes until recently. I've gone back through the badges I've bought so far and I've attached a couple I'm unsure of,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-01-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Dr_Shemp
Hi Brian, random question, did you buy this from...

Hi Brian, random question, did you buy this from Hyperion Auctions in St Ives last Saturday?
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