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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Liverpool Irish

Looking at the sellers other items they have a DCLI cap badge which is described as WWI and could have been made in 1942 or anytime before or later up to the amalgamation, this fanciful dating of cap...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-09-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Sonofacqms
Patches

You use the word "reluctantly" in regard to getting rid of the patches, personally I would keep the ones that were removed from uniform as they are attributable to Sgt. L Reed of 53rd (worcester...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 15-09-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Battle of Britain memorial

At the Battle of Britain memorial at Capel-le-Ferne when I last visited there were numerous adverts for spitfire beer in the gents toilets, excellent humour which echoed those desperate days when...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-09-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile East Surrey cap badge

Simon,
Yes, my badge has serif lettering, it was the first East Surrey cap badge I bought as I said from William Tobin.

When I saw one with sans serif letters I was at first suspicious, but as...
Forum: Headdress 15-09-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Donegal Militia

John,
Thanks for posting the link to the auction house with the Donegal badges, my shako plate is of a similar design to the helmet plate and an item well worth repairing.

Rob
Forum: Headdress 14-09-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Donegal Militia

Thanks for the replies chaps, I think after twenty five years of searching I can live with this badge with a QVC slightly on the huff.

Luke, I have added a pic of the reverse which shows a brass...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By Sonofacqms
East Surrey cap badge

Yes, the serif lettering is unusual, I bought this badge in the sixties from one W.Tobin for 1/9d (9p by today's prices).

If you bought badges from this man you bought with confidence.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 295
Posted By Sonofacqms
East Surrey cap badge

I have a similar one which I have had for some 50+ years and I'm perfectly happy with it.

Rob
Forum: Headdress 14-09-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question Donegal Militia

I picked this badge up some twenty-five years ago, the crown was missing, no loops and some splits in the star. I added two loops and waited for twenty-five years until a white metal QVC appeared.
...
Forum: General Topics. 13-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile WWI Kukri

Back in the sixties I bought a Kukri dated 1916 with a Wilkinson stamp on it for 10/- (50p) my friend who lived up the road nearly cut through an apple tree with one cut, his Father who was ex Indian...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-09-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Sonofacqms
Talking VB Lincolns

I think the fakers went for the whole variety with Lincoln VB's 1st, 2nd and 3rd have been seen often on the same stall, where do they get them from . . !

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-09-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Kings crown RAF Squadron badges

Thanks for your replies chaps, yes, I see what you mean about badges for units that were disbanded years back, these of course were only meant for OCA/sweetheart wear and not official.

I will tell...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Sonofacqms
Repro Kings crown RAF Squadron badges

A dealer friend of mine showed me a Kings crown RAF Squadron badge today which he thought was a modern copy, I thought it was to, does anyone know if these are being repro'd?

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-09-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By Sonofacqms
Plastic General Services cap badge

Plastic General Services cap badge by A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall, both blades intact SOLD

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-09-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile F&F Yeo

I think that this from the appearance of the screen image appears yellow brass and not gilding metal.

Rob
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 04-09-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Plastic ATS

Terry, I presume the makers name is the same.

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool End of the Great War

Many war memorials carry the dates 1914-1919 again for the same reason as above.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-09-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By Sonofacqms
ATS badge

The badge you have is not an officers bronze badge, but it's an other ranks badge that has not been cleaned probably since it was worn and it has a slider.

Officers bronze badges usually have two...
Forum: General Topics. 31-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Logging in question

Whilst trying to log in I was asked a question, when did WWII end?

My answer 1947, which was deemed as wrong.

Now we all know that WWII was between 1939 and 1945, but it was not considered by...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-08-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Chad

Thanks for your thoughts on this Chad, it took me a long time to find one I was happy with and this one had the added bonus of the stripes, pity the moths found it before I did.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By Sonofacqms
Chad

Here's one on the original Sergeants stripes.

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By Sonofacqms
Maid of Erin

How about 8th Irish Hussars?

Rob
Forum: The Home Front 27-08-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Sonofacqms
Glasnevin Volunteer badge

There doesn't seem to be much of a shortage of cash around despite the state of the country.

Rob
Forum: Military Buttons 27-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question Button

I think the button in the middle could be a Militia general pattern button.

Rob
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 25-08-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Wow!!

If you thought my Mother's service as an auxiliary with the Home Guard was cool.
your Father was super cool, thanks for sharing.

Rob
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