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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-05-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,244
Posted By magpie
Flat Drawn bar, it would be a bit more expensive...

Flat Drawn bar, it would be a bit more expensive to use than the usual cheaper flat rolled bar known otherwise on here as extruded sliders.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-05-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By magpie
He would also get a good kit allowance to so.

He would also get a good kit allowance to so.
Forum: General Topics. 19-05-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By magpie
I'd say the prices you've worked out would be a...

I'd say the prices you've worked out would be a dozen not gross.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By magpie
I think you'll find you wouldn't polish a frosted...

I think you'll find you wouldn't polish a frosted and burnished gold and silver badge like this, if I remember correctly from about 30 years ago they would be dipped in cyanide to bring them up if...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-05-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By magpie
Going from the pictures I'd say someone has trued...

Going from the pictures I'd say someone has trued unsuccessfully to repair the badge and blown a hole through the scroll, doubt firmin would give a toss being part of a contract lot, we used to send...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-05-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By magpie
Looks a one piece cast fake, the lines that run...

Looks a one piece cast fake, the lines that run down through the lug are where the mould seperates allowing the lugs to be cast with the badge, another like this is the national motor volunteer's but...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-05-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By magpie
Royal Defence Corps, he has RDC on his shoulder

Royal Defence Corps, he has RDC on his shoulder
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By magpie
Yes but may not have Been a factory as such...

Yes but may not have Been a factory as such perhaps a workshop, certain outfitters supplied cheap kit as far as I can see from adverts and others descriptions are of best quality.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By magpie
I think the buffs is just a cheaper/budget made...

I think the buffs is just a cheaper/budget made badge rather than a quality one from firmin/Guant etc as the front reasonably looks good
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By magpie
It may have been left out in good soil or even a...

It may have been left out in good soil or even a shed giving that bronzed appearance rather than getting eaten pitted by acidic soil, a lot of pictures can't show what the badges really look like in...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-05-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By magpie
It may be me but they all seem to be identical...

It may be me but they all seem to be identical badges just different fixtures and flashing, I don't know if that's a good sign or bad in this case but obviously made by the same person and same mould...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 03-05-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By magpie
It's missed a voiding/piercing operation, this...

It's missed a voiding/piercing operation, this sort of thing happens in a press shop for various reasons.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 25-04-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By magpie
I doubt a museum will appreciate the album and...

I doubt a museum will appreciate the album and will probably be stuck somewhere and disposed of at ta later date, I'm sure someone here would realt like to be the keeper of it as long as they don't...
Forum: General Topics. 20-04-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By magpie
Yes it's a very nice picture so thanks for...

Yes it's a very nice picture so thanks for showing it, apart from the tailors sample box I have both the bright gold coloured and bronzed/brown colour versions of the small badge on sliders.
Forum: General Topics. 19-04-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By magpie
If not a slidered badge perhaps this with lugs...

If not a slidered badge perhaps this with lugs behind the flames and it's original bright finish.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-04-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By magpie
Indian? " crescent and 3 stars

Would anyone know what this is, made of silver and reasonably long silver lugs with steel pin.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 15-04-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By magpie
I think your De Havilland badge is the 20 year...

I think your De Havilland badge is the 20 year club and presented in 1959 to mark the occasion like this one I got with a few blue streak drawings.
Forum: General Topics. 14-04-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By magpie
Thank you Rob, I'll print these off and stick...

Thank you Rob, I'll print these off and stick them to the back of the frame, nice to be able to perhaps put the names and men to the poster.
Forum: Headdress 13-04-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By magpie
Brodrick 1930

I copied this from somwhere in 2015 and just rediscovered it.
Forum: General Topics. 13-04-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By magpie
An old poster I've got, seen better days but I...

An old poster I've got, seen better days but I wasn't complaining when I picked it up.
Forum: Other Military Topics 11-04-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By magpie
No, If you took this apart and tried to swap...

No, If you took this apart and tried to swap parts from 195884 (5884) they may not fit, they are all fitted individually assembled, marked, finished and cleaned then finally assembled with all the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 11-04-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By magpie
I think you'll find it's the serial number of the...

I think you'll find it's the serial number of the compass and nothing to do with a soldier, having said that certain makers of binoculars can be dated using it if you know who made them.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By magpie
The one shown by Mike if just one example of many...

The one shown by Mike if just one example of many variations in size, Shape, quality and design and made by many different makers all being different , it's not a watch and you can clearly see the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By magpie
Your great grandmother is wearing a dangler as my...

Your great grandmother is wearing a dangler as my friend called them, it's a brooch with a bar /bow in this case or some other device with a pin back that suspends a royal artillery badge and perhaps...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 06-04-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By magpie
The badge and if ts got one a backing which seems...

The badge and if ts got one a backing which seems to be of some size and depth from the shadows and as as phil says NDC, but could it be a Helmet plate centre as a stop gap badge if the picture is...
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