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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-01-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Artynut and other members of the Forum, ...

Hello Artynut and other members of the Forum,
In an attempt to clarify and correct, may I please establish the fact that I am one and the same person, i.e. Arnhem Jim and Arnhemjim somehow have been...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-01-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Military Badge Collecting vs Fine Art

To all members of the Forum,
Fully recognizing and sympathizing with the ongoing and escalating level of frustration, and financial loss, associated with counterfeit and altered military badges in...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-10-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Pegasus Formation Badge

Hello Burton,
You may want to glance at the following article which I've written in my blog, for guidance; https://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/p/british-militaria.html . If you scroll down the article a...
Forum: Other Militaria 08-09-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello tonyb, Seeing the FSN (Federal Stock...

Hello tonyb,
Seeing the FSN (Federal Stock Number) on the belt tells me it cannot be any older than 1955 when the system was implemented and U.S. webbed equipment stamped accordingly.
Regards,...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 11-08-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Badger44, Have the identical badge. List...

Hello Badger44,
Have the identical badge. List it in my data base as; ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS, DESERT DPM, DESERT SHIELD/STORM, 1990 (Operation GRANBY). Hope that is of assistance.
Arnhemjim...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-07-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello High Wood, Shades of Sherlock Holmes! As...

Hello High Wood,
Shades of Sherlock Holmes! As a retired naval intelligence officer, with tours with Naval Investigative Service, am d--ned well impressed, and suspect someone's background in the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-07-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Irv, Many thanks for your input. Given...

Hello Irv,
Many thanks for your input. Given your service number, and the service number in the helmet, it still may be authentic, just a lot older, with NP8901 originating in 1966. It just that the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Tim, Many thanks for your reply. The...

Hello Tim,
Many thanks for your reply. The helmet itself is totally righteous, and was certainly the right price at the time. Just sorry about the bogus naming.
Warmest regards,
Arnhemjim
Arizona...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Simon, Sincere thanks for the prompt...

Hello Simon,
Sincere thanks for the prompt reply. Apparently concocted name. Sorry to hear, but certainly would rather know. Wonder who's it actually was, probably will never know.
Best regards,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Authenticate Royal Marine Helmet

In 1984 at the Great Western Gun Show in Pomona California, I acquired a complete Royal Marine full dress white service helmet. What made it somewhat unique was the name and unit written inside as...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Manchesters, Before the series of...

Hello Manchesters,
Before the series of amalgamation of regiments occurred the shoulder cords would have been wore by The Gordon Highlanders in No.1 Dress. Even as The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 17-07-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Arnhem Jim
WWII RN Combined Operations

Hello Phill,
You may find the information contained in the latter part of this page of my blog beneficial; https://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/p/british-militaria.html .
Best regards,
Arnhem Jim...
Forum: Indian Badges 13-07-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Officer's Cap Badge,Calcutta Light Horse, A.F.(I.)

Thought members of the forum might be interested in viewing. It was cited by Bosleyís as scarce when I won it at auction in 2001, and I havenít seen another example since. It is a cast silvered and...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-06-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Pegasus Formation Badge

Hello Leigh Kitchen,
Personally have some limited doubts. Again it may be that it is just very well worn. You may want to check the following; https://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/p/british-militaria.html...
Forum: Light Horse and Armoured (RAAC) 11-06-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello bc, Just an observation. It appears from...

Hello bc,
Just an observation. It appears from the reverse of the badge on the right in your first image (the more shiny one), that it is a significantly deeper, cleaner die strike.
Arnhem Jim...
Forum: General Topics 19-05-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,974
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Capbadge, In addition to seeing your...

Hello Capbadge,
In addition to seeing your newly acquired collection of cap badges also enjoyed the RAF Type "B" Flying helmet, complete with Mk VIII googles and Type "G" Oxygen mask. Have its...
Forum: General Topics. 13-05-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Tom, Hopefully in the following blog you...

Hello Tom,
Hopefully in the following blog you may find some useful information:

http://arnhemjim.blogspot.com/2011/08/wwi-royal-naval-division-cap-badges_28.html
...
Forum: General Topics 03-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello Wayne, Damned impressive! In many...

Hello Wayne,
Damned impressive! In many respects it parallels the well established use of gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, in the precise...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By Arnhem Jim
RAD, As far as I know the drum is correctly...

RAD,
As far as I know the drum is correctly painted. at least consistent with all those painted by Potters of Aldershot I've seen, but without the blaze. The blaze normally being centered on that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-04-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello RAD, My evaluation would be The Parachute...

Hello RAD,
My evaluation would be The Parachute Regiment of the British Army without blaze. Both the colours plus the undulating maroon stripes on both the light blue rims, are correct for the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-03-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By Arnhem Jim
A Discussion of Why?

Given it's a quiet Sunday afternoon, other than being St. Patrick's Day, I was musing over a subject that seems to raise its ugly head periodically. Certainly by design in this thread.

That being...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-01-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Airborne crap

Hello Irv,
Personally donít know whatís more disheartening, the brazen arrogance of the sellers or blind stupidity of the buyers, seems like it's a toss-up. After collecting for over 6 decades, have...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-01-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Regarding 277 Company, P.C.

Hello Hoot,
One and the same as Arnhemjim, really doesn't matter. Let the Forum Admin straighten it out. The only thing I've discovered is that the 277 Company, Pioneer Corps was involved in...
Forum: Army 08-01-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Arnhem Jim
Hello June 130, If you already have access to...

Hello June 130,
If you already have access to both of Bloomer's excellent books, this information may be redundant. Unfortunately don't have the critical reverse side images, but at least they are...
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