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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By silverwash
the icing on the cake, the box.

the icing on the cake, the box.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-05-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By silverwash
AM whistles never carried ACME THUNDERER MADE IN...

AM whistles never carried ACME THUNDERER MADE IN ENGLAND markings on the mouthpiece.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-04-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By silverwash
it is not in their interest to make the "best"...

it is not in their interest to make the "best" fake.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-04-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By silverwash
correct

correct
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By silverwash
big sigh !

Badges of the Highland & Lowland Regiments-Bloomer arrived this morning. hoping to discover detailed info. unfortunately the illustrations of the Cameron Highlanders are washed out. all that can be...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By silverwash
could be worse, could be raining !

could be worse, could be raining !
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By silverwash
Cameron Highlanders, again

time to get the comfort blanket out of the bedding chest. the recent post has put the willies up me. this example was acquired yonks back and I have never paid much attention to it, being deposited...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By silverwash
an Aligarh example, the acquisition of a RAF chap...

an Aligarh example, the acquisition of a RAF chap involved with Indian airborne forces
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-03-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,958
Posted By silverwash
curiosity killed the cat. I succumbed and...

curiosity killed the cat. I succumbed and unscrewed the back off the frame.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-03-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,958
Posted By silverwash
not a brilliant image, under glass.

not a brilliant image, under glass.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 19-03-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By silverwash
he comes highly recommended by the Imperial War...

he comes highly recommended by the Imperial War Museum. obviously no one is interested in history.

https://english-eccentricity.co.uk/tag/hatmaker/
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-03-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By silverwash
obviously there will be mitigating circumstances...

obviously there will be mitigating circumstances regarding the odd combination of insignia.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-03-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By silverwash
digressing, the " clubman " flew Corsairs in the...

digressing, the " clubman " flew Corsairs in the Pacific and the "Coronaman" drove bowsers.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By silverwash
this one has gone through the "wars", literally....

this one has gone through the "wars", literally. and beyond ! mechanic, coalman.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-03-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By silverwash
the quality of beret photograph is sufficient to...

the quality of beret photograph is sufficient to discern the chain stitch on the lining. this feature has been attributed to post war manufacture. veterans wear berets to suit, not really bothered...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 18-02-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By silverwash
the spinner does not look promising

the spinner does not look promising
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-02-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By silverwash
for those who are interested I have taken out a...

for those who are interested I have taken out a world patent on an asbestos suitcase.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,078
Posted By silverwash
did commission etc. have to be added ? thanks

did commission etc. have to be added ? thanks
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 03-02-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,655
Posted By silverwash
although the stable door has shut, normally a...

although the stable door has shut, normally a die-struck item would have shear marks as a result of the ' hob ' tool . I would have thought that a LRDG badge is too intricate to have been die-struck.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 31-01-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By silverwash
I would take the IWM description with a tad pinch...

I would take the IWM description with a tad pinch of salt. shame there is no photo of the items which would indicate some form of authenticity.
without going too deep into the insignia of WW2 Polish...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-01-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,655
Posted By silverwash
thank you for info. water a bit clearer now.

thank you for info. water a bit clearer now.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-01-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,655
Posted By silverwash
"To answer your question, no I am not inferring...

"To answer your question, no I am not inferring that they are not of war time manufacture.
What I am saying is that it is very likely that many of the die cast LRDG badges that are featured on this...
Forum: General Topics. 27-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 740
Posted By silverwash
delved into the Tupperware box

delved into the Tupperware box
Forum: General Topics. 26-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 740
Posted By silverwash
I assume the badge is two piece with the separate...

I assume the badge is two piece with the separate backing plate held on with three copper wires. given the force required to stamp the cartouches is it safe to assume this was done prior to the badge...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 26-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By silverwash
the circle made. if not circa WW1 and WW2 Polish,...

the circle made. if not circa WW1 and WW2 Polish, why not black lettering ?
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