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Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Today, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Royal Marine Helmet plate

For sale or exchange, a Royal Marine Helmet plate, both loops replaced, £18.00
which includes UK postage, PM if interested, payment by paypal F&F.

Regards Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 345
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cambridgeshire and Hunts Cyclists OK for sure,...

Cambridgeshire and Hunts Cyclists OK for sure, not keen on the North Staffs which appears to have been blackened.

Rob
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool WWII RFC wings

Well, this is a learning curve, I was not aware the Home Guard wore RFC wings, but it makes sense to me now.

Apologetic Rob
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile I think you mean Great War! Rob

I think you mean Great War!

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Returns policy

Luke, I was not referring to any seller in particular, just a rule of thumb that puts me off certain sellers, yes, I have bought perfectly original badges from sellers who for one reason or another...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Online buying

I would think that a seller who has "No returns accepted" should be a warning to anyone thinking of buying scarce military badges from them, but no, they get bids and positive feedback.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Hall marked silver badges

I suppose if someone does buy one of these they can always recoup some of the money as scrap silver, whereas a dud made from base metal is really worthless unless a re enactor wants one.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-05-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Sonofacqms
I to have received my copy of the MHS Bulletin, I...

I to have received my copy of the MHS Bulletin, I am surprised that anyone would buy a hallmarked obsolete badge without a date stamp.

Rob
Forum: Off topic 14-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Sonofacqms
Ray Smith

Thanks pukman for putting this tribute to Ray, a true collector and a wonderful man, I feel guilty of not keeping in touch with Ray of late, the times we met up he always had some new items to...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-05-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Sonofacqms
Talking Never mind the quality, it's lovely . . !

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373569822311?hash=item56fa7f1e67:g:8PUAAOSwRfdglTeC#viTabs_0

I have seen questionable Essex and Suffolk Cyclist cap badges before, but with this one there is no doubt, it must...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-05-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Sonofacqms
Lincolnshire Yeomanry

Lincolnshire Yeomanry on hold.

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-05-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Repaired badges

I have set up an album of repaired cap badges, all are original badges that have had sliders or lugs replaced and I have priced them accordingly.

Offers of items for exchange considered, payment...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,626
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question NM/VOLUNTEERS

I see there is a NM/VOLUNTEERS title on offer as well, bulk buying perhaps . . !

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Lovely badges!

Strange how absolute fantasy items starting at £15.00 get bids and good feedback while original badges starting at £4.99 don't sell.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-05-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 938
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile (1,2,4,5)

As far as I can see these look OK.

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile S/titles

Alex, all three are printed infantry Regiment titles

Wiltshire - Wiltshire Regiment
Lincoln - Lincolnshire Regiment
Devon - Devonshire Regiment

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Tim, Many thanks for the speedy reply Rob

Tim,
Many thanks for the speedy reply
Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-05-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool East Yorkshire Regt?

I bought this little badge this morning thinking it was an East Yorkshire Regt collar badge, when I looked at Churchill's book it showed a similar badge in bi-metal which was credited as an arm badge...
Forum: General Topics. 01-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Hunts Cyclists

Bear in mind this badge was worn also by the Home Guard and Kimbolton school.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-04-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Sonofacqms
Irish Guards

I have an Irish Guards on my spares board with a similar colour to the one in the first post, I have it as other ranks that has developed a lovely patina over the years.

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 28-04-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Restaurant in Valetta

We went to a restaurant in Valetta, in a square with cannons, the place was full of frames of badges on the walls, I had a chat with the owner who said it was his collection or part of it.

This...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-04-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Sonofacqms
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 27-04-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Badge collecting

Peter, these are a few of the things I try to do when collecting badges:-

When buying/receiving a badge make a note in a file about it:-

What the badge is, what it cost, who you...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-04-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Cambridgeshire badge on a disc

Thanks chaps for your thoughts, I don't think it is a helmet plate centre, possibly the lugs could have gone through a thin strap and a pin to hold the item in place, maybe for a bandsman's equipment...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-04-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question Cambridgeshire badge on a disc

I have had this Cambridgeshire Regt badge on a brass disc for some years, the disc measures 67mm across and has small lugs N-S.

The badge is an original and has been attached very professionally,...
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