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Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-06-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By dumdum
Hi I can access some examples from a few...

Hi

I can access some examples from a few different sources so I could (with luck!) potentially post several images of the variants if there were to be sufficient interest. It might take a week or...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 12-06-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By dumdum
Hi I'll happily post photos of the naming...

Hi

I'll happily post photos of the naming and the badge when I get time. These medals are most unlikely to be "dud" given the fact that they were remarkably cheap and also acquired in the area...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 11-06-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By dumdum
Hi I can help with a DEFINITE original...

Hi

I can help with a DEFINITE original (unless our junk shops many years ago were accessing these "dud" items...) Mine has lost its blades though.

I had had it for a LONG time before I knew...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-06-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By dumdum
Hi all This is what the Forum should be...

Hi all

This is what the Forum should be about and you have certainly added to my knowledge of Bay's activities. So I was correct about the relative cost of employing women?

I did know that Bay...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 10-06-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By dumdum
Hi again Sorry, I just got the idea behind...

Hi again

Sorry, I just got the idea behind those coloured diamonds: they look like unit patches but are supposed to represent, Navy (blue) Army (red) and Air Force (light blue, aka "the blue...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 10-06-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By dumdum
Hi Chris That shape is very similar to the...

Hi Chris

That shape is very similar to the shield shape used on the Australian RSL (Returned Services League) and the "year clasp" is just like the ones on the RSL badge.

From memory, the RSL...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-06-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By dumdum
Hi Been mulling over this question and I...

Hi

Been mulling over this question and I think that while the designs may have been registered to a particular jeweller, C. M. Bay (Cecil Montagu BAY) would have produced the dies for them.

Bay...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By dumdum
Hi Just a quick reply and will add some more...

Hi

Just a quick reply and will add some more later. I am fairly certain that Bay made those NZCC badges. He also made the large RSA badge from 1918 to 1927. This is marked "C......B" and the RD...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 07-06-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By dumdum
Hi all You can also see the round 1914...

Hi all

You can also see the round 1914 Admiralty badge that was issued unnumbered and then, I understand, supposed to be returned to be numbered. I wonder how that went for them....

Have also...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-06-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By dumdum
HI Roy Either France or Belgium. Did you see...

HI Roy

Either France or Belgium. Did you see the photo of the Ulster D.R. badge I posted a week or so back?

Thoughts?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-06-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 456
Posted By dumdum
Made by a Wellington maker, C.M. Bay. You may...

Made by a Wellington maker, C.M. Bay. You may find that it has a very small "R.D." (Registered Design) number on it somewhere - e.g. "R.D. 380".

I've heard that Bay (or his agent) would visit the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-06-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By dumdum
RFC/ RAF Pagri and associated badge?

Hi all

Some time ago I posted about having a possible RFC/ RAF pagri that I would be prepared to make available to a "new" owner.

As is so often the case, it eluded me until I was looking for...
Forum: Other Militaria 24-05-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By dumdum
Looks like the work of a semi-professional. ...

Looks like the work of a semi-professional.

I've seen them with the "E.P.N.S." marking and wondered why, until I realised that I found much the same markings on the bowls of spoons.....

In...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 369
Posted By dumdum
German troops (WW1 & 2?) also used these on their...

German troops (WW1 & 2?) also used these on their band uniforms.

I won't attempt to write the German for them but if does indeed translate as "swallow's nests".
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 24-05-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By dumdum
Hi Michael A nice collection of BL items. I...

Hi Michael

A nice collection of BL items. I have a badge for the Port Sunlight BL branch if I remember correctly. They must have been "squeaky clean".....

I am thinking of parting with a small...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 24-05-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By dumdum
Hi all A brief search located the large...

Hi all

A brief search located the large silver BL badge. It is just marked "SILVER" and then "BMCo" (Birmingham Medal Co).

A 9ct large badge that I possess has the "service details" for the...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 14-05-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By dumdum
I really appreciate your input. Yes, I'd...

I really appreciate your input.

Yes, I'd heard that having something assayed adding to the cost while not necessarily making it more valuable.

I recall talking with a jeweller sent to the UK...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-05-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By dumdum
The Observer badge, according to a long dead...

The Observer badge, according to a long dead ex-Air Force friend, was referred to as the "flying a###hole".....

He joined our NZPAF (New Zealand Permanent Air Force) in 1937 and, when war was...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 13-05-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By dumdum
A really interesting post! It has certainly...

A really interesting post! It has certainly added to my knowledge of this item.

I've also got a large, unengraved BL badge in its original box of issue. If of interest, I'll post the details of...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 12-05-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By dumdum
Hi I've assembled a small group of BL badges...

Hi

I've assembled a small group of BL badges including a couple of the early large gold ones (one of which is engraved with a presentation inscription to an MC winner).

One that surfaced a year...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-05-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By dumdum
Hallmarked too! Looks like Birmingham. I'll see...

Hallmarked too! Looks like Birmingham. I'll see if I can find the maker for you!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 10-05-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By dumdum
Hi all Many thanks to those who've contacted...

Hi all

Many thanks to those who've contacted me. Quite a few SWBs are taking up residence in "new" homes.

Sad to break up this "hoard" but you can't take it with you.... or can you?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-05-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By dumdum
You don't know the depths to which they sank. I'm...

You don't know the depths to which they sank. I'm picking that the detail from the die wasn't quite good enough so out with a pin punch...

Have only seen one other and the eagle's eye was just...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 05-05-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By dumdum
Hi Alli The things we do for friends, eh?...

Hi Alli

The things we do for friends, eh? I've lost count of the "favours" that I've done for folk. Every now and again a "thanks" that makes me clean my specs, rub my eyes and make sure that I'm...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 05-05-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By dumdum
Hi Steve After posting, I now recall that I...

Hi Steve

After posting, I now recall that I did see one of these enamel jobbies sell on eBay about ten years back. I've had mine a tad longer than that. How it came my way is a story in itself!...
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