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Forum: Indian Badges 06-05-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By Khyber
Hi It is Nabha State Forces - one of the...

Hi
It is Nabha State Forces - one of the princely states in Punjab

Not possible to trace much details of Indian recipients unless he was a Viceroy's Commissioned Officer or Kings Commissioned...
Forum: Indian Badges 29-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Khyber
Nice badge! Unlikely but do you think the central...

Nice badge! Unlikely but do you think the central part the cross has been fixed onto a wreath belonging to another badge? There are a few fantasy pieces floating around...but your surmise about the...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Khyber
Smile Yes Tim I agree. I did notice that it's not...

Yes Tim I agree. I did notice that it's not exactly the same as the one shown in Ashok's book, but I guess there must have been variants with minor differences.

Ashok has himself told me that...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-04-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Khyber
I can only confirm that it is indeed a badge of...

I can only confirm that it is indeed a badge of the 4th Gurkhas. WW1 period. According to Ashok Nath's book Sepoys and Sowars it was worn on the pith hat and Gurkha hat on field service.
Forum: Indian Badges 18-04-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Khyber
Don't know if you are aware but the Kukri and...

Don't know if you are aware but the Kukri and three daggers (third photo) are touristy kitsch sold in government tourist emporiums in India. The katar - triangular bladed thrusting dagger - is a nice...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Khyber
A coolie token/badge. A kind of dog tag. Still...

A coolie token/badge. A kind of dog tag. Still found in India and, I expect, Pakistan as well.
Forum: Indian Badges 02-04-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Khyber
I guess these things are sometimes hard to pin...

I guess these things are sometimes hard to pin down, but it was Ashok Nath who told me what it was when hev was here in Bangalore a couples of years ago. I reconfirmed it again with him after this...
Forum: Indian Badges 31-03-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Khyber
The badge. This is heavy silver made by a...

The badge. This is heavy silver made by a silversmith 'Philips' in New Delhi. A lucky find in Bangalore
Forum: Indian Badges 31-03-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Khyber
Indian Army Educational Corps

Both Minden and QMS Militaria have on sale badges that are supposedly of the Indian Army Educational Corps in use from June 47-Aug-47. However the badge they shown is according to me not the correct...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-03-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Khyber
Bonhams lot 188

Did anyone here get Bonhams lot 188 of Indian Army badges yesterday? I was interested in a couple of badges in that lot if they are surplus to the buyer's requirements. It hammered for a whopping...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-02-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Khyber
Smile [QUOTE=Milmed;540113]Looking at what has been...

[QUOTE=Milmed;540113]Looking at what has been listed, most would fit into a ladies purse rather than a suitcase.... and I see the owners of Angola76 are two sisters, so maybe the purse thing is more...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-02-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Khyber
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1930s-Princess-Alices-O...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1930s-Princess-Alices-Own-Pretoria-Regt-3rd-SA-Infantry-Regt-Badges-76BE/174631024838?hash=item28a8d1f8c6:g:ZZoAAOSwHbdgIoNR
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-02-21, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Khyber
Angola 76

This ebay dealer has some South Africa badges. They claim to have been inspired by their uncle hogspear who has revealed his suppliers enabling them as they put it to get suitcases full of stuff.
...
Forum: Indian Badges 24-02-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Khyber
You're right Peter...Nice that some of these...

You're right Peter...Nice that some of these unknown, little-known badges have survived...the joys of this hobby/disease : )
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-02-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Khyber
Speaking fro myself..hard to say..this looks...

Speaking fro myself..hard to say..this looks cast..

Lots of Calcutta Scottish badges coming up on ebay off and on so becoming difficult to tell..I for one always worry when a badge looks too clean...
Forum: Indian Badges 23-02-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By Khyber
It is indeed the Gaikwar of Baroda's Cavalry...

It is indeed the Gaikwar of Baroda's Cavalry dating from the 1870s. Ive seen the martingale before (not this one) but not found anything on the regiment. I think it was probably part of the...
Forum: Indian Badges 17-02-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Khyber
According to Ashok it's probably a Sapper NCOs...

According to Ashok it's probably a Sapper NCOs ornament fitted on a square/rectangular brass plate....most certainly Bengal or Madras...
Forum: Indian Badges 17-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Khyber
Actually its very much like the 1st Bombay...

Actually its very much like the 1st Bombay Grenadiers helmet/pagri badge that sold on Bosleys last year I think. Flaming Grenade with scroll around and topped by a crown..
Forum: Indian Badges 17-02-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Khyber
A quick reply from Ashok thanks to whatsapp!! ...

A quick reply from Ashok thanks to whatsapp!!

he says its certainly one of the pre-1850 S&M badges, but not sure which Presidency...
Forum: Indian Badges 17-02-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By Khyber
Hi Tom, Am not sure. I put in a bid but was not...

Hi Tom,
Am not sure. I put in a bid but was not sure of it was Madras Sappers & Miners so did not pursue further...i will ask Ashok Nath who should know and get back..
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-12-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Khyber
Difficult to say, Mark, ..maybe the top of a tin...

Difficult to say, Mark, ..maybe the top of a tin box or belt buckle. I have the badge.
It might be the die, but then it would have to be very hard I think and not easily bent. Is it aluminium?...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-12-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Khyber
It is not a badge of the Gwalior state forces,...

It is not a badge of the Gwalior state forces, ie. Imperial Service Troops.. it's basically an "unidentified" badge from Gwalior depicting the Scindia cobra..it's thought to be worn probably by...
Forum: General Topics. 01-12-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Khyber
Thanks for the replies guys. I will stick...

Thanks for the replies guys.

I will stick to Royal Mail International Tracked and have asked the seller to give me a quote accordingly. He has never sent stuff to India or anywhere overseas...
Forum: General Topics. 01-12-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Khyber
ebay Packlink International

HI all,
A UK seller who has never posted overseas has send me an inovice with postage by ebay Packlink International. Is that safe/reliable?

I have always used Royal Mail Tracked/Signed For for...
Forum: Off topic 19-11-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By Khyber
I like shiny brass stuff myself never knew anyone...

I like shiny brass stuff myself never knew anyone collected blowlamps!! do have a couple of old Swedish brass stoves from the 1940s though.


Quite a collection I must say! Thanks for showing!
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