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Forum: The Home Front 13-09-21, 10:43 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
Rounded Corners

Spotted another Wylie 1916 'rounded corner' badge , while the corners are not as 'rounded' as on my badge they do look like a 'modification' by a skillful jeweller/metal worker !

No signs of the...
Forum: The Home Front 14-07-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
Spotted an unusual Gaunt 1915 OWS badge ,...

Spotted an unusual Gaunt 1915 OWS badge , originally it was an 'N' series but the letter has been ground/filed down but is still visible.

What is interesting is that the number on the buttonhole...
Forum: The Home Front 24-05-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
Looks like a nice example , the corners appear to...

Looks like a nice example , the corners appear to have been 'bowed' slightly which is a trait you see quite often.

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Forum: The Home Front 23-05-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
Gaunt Rounded Corners

Another Gaunt "rounded corner" 1916 badge on eBay , first glance shows tool/vice marks and where one corner has been 'sheared' off. Also fittings have been removed but going for £7.50 + pp.

Still...
Forum: The Home Front 06-05-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
When WW1 broke out numerous factories/companies...

When WW1 broke out numerous factories/companies produced their own "War Service" badges , the system was abused and the government stepped in.



British “On War Service” Badges 1914-1919...
Forum: The Home Front 03-05-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
I saw that , 2 bidders going for it ..... then...

I saw that , 2 bidders going for it ..... then someone who had earlier made one bid (£35.00) jumped in at the last second and beat them both !

Was surprised there wasn't more interest in "THE VC...
Forum: The Home Front 26-04-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
A similar (possibly the same one ?) was in a 2016...

A similar (possibly the same one ?) was in a 2016 Lockdale's Auction with a guide price of £60.00 - £65.00 but looks like it didn't sell as it was not on the 'prices realised' list .

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Forum: The Home Front 26-04-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
I had it on my "watch list" but didn't bother...

I had it on my "watch list" but didn't bother bidding when I saw 2 others were going for it ... big time !

There is a very nice hallmarked silver enamelled "For War Service" fob/medallion (blue...
Forum: The Home Front 25-04-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
It just went for £59.00 ! :eek: Two bidders...

It just went for £59.00 ! :eek:

Two bidders were after it , so price shot up.

A couple of photos.

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Forum: The Home Front 20-04-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
There is a Mappin & Webb "R" series badge "with...

There is a Mappin & Webb "R" series badge "with original leather backing and box" on eBay at the moment .

So now we've seen examples of metal , rubber and leather discs . These were possibly...
Forum: The Home Front 26-03-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
My view is that these are 'post production'...

My view is that these are 'post production' variations as the nickel/silver/chrome badges appear to be standard badges (by various manufacturers and different series) that have been 'plated' after...
Forum: The Home Front 26-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
Based on 'Ticker's' posts and your comments I...

Based on 'Ticker's' posts and your comments I have a "theory" which may be completely wrong ! ;)

Fattorini made four series of the badge yet only one had the word fire 'overstamped' with best....
Forum: The Home Front 25-03-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
That has puzzled me since I first saw a reference...

That has puzzled me since I first saw a reference in a 2017 post ! :confused:
It seems to have been done on only one series of badge and by one manufacturer.




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Forum: The Home Front 25-03-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
Well done , what series is it ? Going on...

Well done , what series is it ?

Going on info in an old thread Wooley & Co made badges for K/T/X series.

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Forum: The Home Front 24-03-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
Nice badge Tim , it would be great to have every...

Nice badge Tim , it would be great to have every single series with examples by the different manufacturers (and the different finishes) but I'll stick with the few I have. :D

The rubber disk may...
Forum: The Home Front 20-03-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
Your link doesn't work (one http:// too many). ...

Your link doesn't work (one http:// too many).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-UNKNOWN-SOLDIER-WITH-ON-WAR-SERVICE-BADGE-RPPC-POSTCARD/224381017826?hash=item343e269ee2:g:CJUAAOSwgAFgSQ8Q

No idea...
Forum: The Home Front 16-03-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
Women's Volunteer Reserve, 1915 Hadn't heard...

Women's Volunteer Reserve, 1915

Hadn't heard of them before but they appear to have been another group of 'wealthy' women doing the bit for the war effort.


Descriptions include :
"a...
Forum: The Home Front 16-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
The enameled badge has had its original horseshoe...

The enameled badge has had its original horseshoe fitting removed at some point , either due to damage or possibly for mounting in a display.

You can see where a file or grinder has been used to...
Forum: The Home Front 15-03-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 277
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Posted By mike_vee
The plain brass 1915 OWS badges were produced by...

The plain brass 1915 OWS badges were produced by different manufacturers and the were 13 different letters used to indicate the different 'series' made.

When the first 'series' (K) reached 99,999...
Forum: The Home Front 15-03-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
Found this bit of info on the GWF forum : "For...

Found this bit of info on the GWF forum :
"For those interested, the history of the WMV scheme can be found at the National Archive in MUN 5 /346"

Unfortunately the document isn't available...
Forum: The Home Front 14-03-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
The two I have are numbered 929 and 5059 , the...

The two I have are numbered 929 and 5059 , the plain (economy) version is numbered 5968. I don't know if the numbering reset to 01 for the economy version ?

I wonder how long the WMV...
Forum: The Home Front 14-03-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
Hi David , My reply was posted while I was...

Hi David ,

My reply was posted while I was watch the rugby on TV so may not have been clear/accurate. :o (plus I have to update/edit my album).

The original "War Munitions Volunteer" badge had...
Forum: The Home Front 13-03-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
Hi David , Your badge is the 'economy'...

Hi David ,

Your badge is the 'economy' version of a badge issued to workers waiting for placement in factories it replaced the red enamelled one.

They were meant to be returned and replaced...
Forum: The Home Front 13-03-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
A couple of "War Service" badges have appeared...

A couple of "War Service" badges have appeared recently that were described as "rare" and "genuine" when it was obvious that the enamel had been removed (for whatever reason). Each time a ridiculous...
Forum: The Home Front 13-03-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 10,165
Posted By mike_vee
According to the listing someone actually bought...

According to the listing someone actually bought this badge for £50.00 ! :eek:


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