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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Frank Kelley
I think the RMLI is particularly nice, although...

I think the RMLI is particularly nice, although broached, you can clearly see where the original lugs once were, if only it could talk.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By Frank Kelley
So they had changed to the St Edwards crown,...

So they had changed to the St Edwards crown, before the Suez business, on the ranker's cap badges then?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By Frank Kelley
I certainly like that, from the photographs, give...

I certainly like that, from the photographs, give it a loving wipe.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 820
Posted By Frank Kelley
The Grenadiers badge is certainly an original...

The Grenadiers badge is certainly an original example and worn into King Edward's reign being issued until the stock expired, I would be pleased with it if I were you.
The Scots Fusiliers, I would...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-05-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,036
Posted By Frank Kelley
I note this seller is now offering an "original...

I note this seller is now offering an "original scarce T.R.F.C. HANTS shoulder title" and states "I do have a pair of these titles but just listing one at a time"
With a starting bid at ten quid, it...
Forum: Army 06-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would certainly think that has actually been...

I would certainly think that has actually been subsequently added at some point, rather than being deliberately manufactured, if it had been you would expect to encounter them in a significant number.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-05-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Frank Kelley
Wow, just fabulous, I particularly like the...

Wow, just fabulous, I particularly like the centre portrait with the 1939 to 1945 Star ribbon and Observer flying badge, I think the Star was originally "billed" as the 39-43 star and the ribbon was...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Frank Kelley
Unfortunately these two particular regiments have...

Unfortunately these two particular regiments have been done to death of many years, ironically, there were some quite poor looking cap badges made for and worn by both, in particular, the Dublin's, ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, well based solely upon the photographs you...

Okay, well based solely upon the photographs you show, I would certainly not be happy with them.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 05-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Frank Kelley
A superb portrait!

A superb portrait!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Frank Kelley
What a pleasing old badge, superb!

What a pleasing old badge, superb!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-05-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would return those if you have bought them.

I would return those if you have bought them.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-05-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would think that is more likely an example worn...

I would think that is more likely an example worn by the 16th/5th Lancers.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes, they do turn up in collections upon a fairly...

Yes, they do turn up in collections upon a fairly regular basis, the internet is awash with them.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 05-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Frank Kelley
Well, it was just opportunistic really, not...

Well, it was just opportunistic really, not something I would normally do.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-05-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 221
Posted By Frank Kelley
That needs to be replaced!

That needs to be replaced!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-05-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Frank Kelley
:D!

:D!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-05-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 221
Posted By Frank Kelley
That's a nice find, it pre dates the Great War...

That's a nice find, it pre dates the Great War though.
Forum: Army 05-05-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very nice, beautifully made and getting much...

Very nice, beautifully made and getting much harder to actually find these days.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 820
Posted By Frank Kelley
Gaunt made a considerable number of these,...

Gaunt made a considerable number of these, although, there are not always marked, as a medal collector, I have encountered odd ones in good quite comprehensive groups for both regular pre and Korea...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-05-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 495
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think the 25th is quite nicely finished off...

I think the 25th is quite nicely finished off too, with the white metal above and to the right of the first X deliberately removed with only the sword blade left showing, a handsome badge!
Forum: Army 05-05-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes, you encounter both with the ranker's cap...

Yes, you encounter both with the ranker's cap badges in both sizes too, so four different badges there, the OSD's are to be had with both Africa and African too, but, I don't think that I've...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-05-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 820
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would not necessarily think it was not...

I would not necessarily think it was not original, the lower lug is often found affixed a little lower, but, I would perhaps seek a more pleasing example.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-05-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By Frank Kelley
Ebay is absolutely awash with these badges, you...

Ebay is absolutely awash with these badges, you could, if you wished to, simply buy a dozen examples with ease.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By Frank Kelley
Me too, I think he was he was lucky to make it...

Me too, I think he was he was lucky to make it home, many did not!
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