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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 01:53 AM
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Posted By dumdum
Interesting. I can pretty much say that this...

Interesting. I can pretty much say that this picture is of an original badge and, again just an opinion, but being a vitreous enamel effort, it's more or less guaranteed to be "safe".

The notion...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By dumdum
Asked in complete ignorance, but is this a photo...

Asked in complete ignorance, but is this a photo of a genuine one or one of the "duff" jobbies?

The 1914 On War Service reissue wouldn't fool anyone and it isn't intended to.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 78
Posted By dumdum
Mike You have excelled yourself! Many, many...

Mike

You have excelled yourself! Many, many thanks! Ian (son) will be very pleased with this.

Strangely enough, I'd picked up Hall's service number on dear old Forces War Records but couldn't...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 78
Posted By dumdum
Basil Dunstan HALL (RAF)

Hi

Am wondering if anyone can give me some info on this WW2 RAF gent. I worked with his son some years back and he would love to find out about his Dad.

I have a photocopied studio picture of...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I always am extremely grateful to...

Hi Mike

I always am extremely grateful to you for your prompt, concise answers.:) I think that "The Politics of Influence" by Wooton that we've discussed before was my first encounter with this...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By dumdum
Hi Simon Many thanks for your kindness! :)...

Hi Simon

Many thanks for your kindness! :) So, served from1909, hence the low number.

Cheers

Ray
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By dumdum
915 Pte Granville GEE, Lancs Fusiliers

Hi

Am wondering if anyone would be kind enough to supply a copy of the SWB entry (79232) for this soldier?

His number seems fairly low so, although I know very little of GB army numbers, it...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By dumdum
Hi Amy and Terry Thanks for your reply. I've...

Hi Amy and Terry

Thanks for your reply. I've found a certificate for this group on eBay but it's a lot of dosh for a piece of cardboard! Mind you. they've been trying to flog it for some months...
Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 05:34 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,235
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and others Interested to see this...

Hi Mike and others

Interested to see this badge which I'd always thought was WW2 with the maker's mark (T.& S. Ltd?) and the unusual "snowflake" pattern to the reverse. Some Australian lapel...
Forum: The Home Front 02-05-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Mystery OWS badge?

Can anyone provide any info on this badge that I believe to be of WW1 vintage. About the size of a standard 1914 Admiralty badge.

The key would appear to be the red enamel "T" and the unicorn....
Forum: The Home Front 02-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
1915 OWS variant

Here's a variation on the badge that usually has a company name in that separate, applied tablet.

Again, what firm was employing them and what were they doing? I guess that things tightened up a...
Forum: The Home Front 02-05-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Hi Frank If you are talking about the Wm...

Hi Frank

If you are talking about the Wm Mills badge, it is very similar to the other badges such as the British Aluminium Co. It may have a number but I'd have to check.

The "Guvmint" badge...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 30-04-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Many, many thanks for your info as...

Hi Mike

Many, many thanks for your info as supplied.

I was certain that I had another named BL gold badge (other than the previously posted photo of the "big 'un" )but couldn't put my hand on...
Forum: The Home Front 30-04-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
The epitome of vague wording....

What has always struck me is how wonderfully vague the wording on these badges could be.

What was the wearer actually doing? :rolleyes:

"Well, it's all rather hush-hush you know..." he said as...
Forum: The Home Front 30-04-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Here's another in the same "series". Anyone got...

Here's another in the same "series". Anyone got any info on this lot?:)
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 30-04-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,523
Posted By dumdum
Named gold BL badge

Hi all

While searching for something that still eludes me, I came across this named gold BL badge. The hallmark would appear to be for 1953 and the naming is:

Lt. Col. W.A.N. Baker, O.B.E.,...
Forum: The Home Front 30-04-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Hello gents Again the Forum delivers! Might...

Hello gents

Again the Forum delivers! Might have been nice to have been for the factory as detailed but even so....

There appear to have been a whole range of bronze(?) badges made to this size...
Forum: The Home Front 29-04-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Very nice! Wish I'd thought of that...

Hi Mike

Very nice! Wish I'd thought of that one!:)
Forum: The Home Front 28-04-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Another!

Hi

I've just posted this photo on another site and thought that it might also interest our members.

I'm guessing that this is the firm that turned out THE Mills bomb but am always prepared to...
Forum: The Home Front 28-04-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
Hello gents Many, many thanks for all this...

Hello gents

Many, many thanks for all this info!

This is what I like best about the Forum. Mike, your contributions are always of value and I really appreciate the input of other members too.:)
Forum: The Home Front 27-04-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dumdum
HM Factory OWS badge?

Hi

Can anyone please let me know what was being produced in Oldbury during WW1 and hence creating the need for this badge?

Yes, Google will probably give me the answer, but much more...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-04-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By dumdum
I think that Poundland used to sell them so you...

I think that Poundland used to sell them so you were pretty much on the money there....allowing for a mark up of course.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-04-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 468
Posted By dumdum
I'll put my lot in if I may. I'd go with ivory...

I'll put my lot in if I may. I'd go with ivory for the front and tortoise shell (or I believe turtle shell is more accurate...) for the back.

I have an Egypt made "NZ/ Onward" badge that looks...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-04-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By dumdum
Hi Jack You can PM me if you want to. I do...

Hi Jack

You can PM me if you want to. I do have a couple of items that I may be induced to part with.

:)
Forum: The Home Front 26-04-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 7,235
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I finally found it and was thinking...

Hi Mike

I finally found it and was thinking of bidding but Lord Sugar beat me to it....:)

I certainly wouldn't have gone to that figure! Wonder if he would like some of my "doubles"?:rolleyes:
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