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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-06-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By magpie
Obviously not a converted cap badge, I think a...

Obviously not a converted cap badge, I think a company called agnew used to do full sized and diffent colour for some reason enamelled badges.
Forum: General Topics. 24-06-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 438
Posted By magpie
Don't know if this is any use to you, Captain...

Don't know if this is any use to you, Captain Arthur Henry Laing, I thought I had his mic on one of my old hard disks but couldn't find it, wounded six times.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-06-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,748
Posted By magpie
I picked up a blackend grenadiers badge about 30...

I picked up a blackend grenadiers badge about 30 years ago now, it was a mess and I decided to strip it down and wish I hadn't now for a long time, it had a destinct 10 or 11 layers of paint but in l...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 610
Posted By magpie
40,000 produced in Coventry and I'm sure these...

40,000 produced in Coventry and I'm sure these are also used in the early takns along with Lewis guns
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-06-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By magpie
Like all these things they have to start...

Like all these things they have to start somewhere and only making what would normally be classed as half a badge and simplifying is an economy on parts and labour.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-06-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By magpie
Depending on the soil they can range from being...

Depending on the soil they can range from being near mint and a bit stained through to being eaten down to nothing of any use.
Forum: Indian Badges 15-06-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By magpie
I can't comment on this badge but there are or...

I can't comment on this badge but there are or was a few years back a load of MGC Gold & Silversmiths Company hallmarked fakes going around at a few fairs
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-06-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By magpie
From the back it looks like a metal Detecting...

From the back it looks like a metal Detecting find, that would explain the pitted or shot lasted effect on the front when you try and clean them.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-06-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By magpie
For a couple of reasons I've not liked this since...

For a couple of reasons I've not liked this since you posted it, I know bugger all about these but there are things I look for and would seem to be in the pictures so not surprised that someone has...
Forum: General Topics. 11-06-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By magpie
Rupees, Anna's and piasa's.

Rupees, Anna's and piasa's.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-06-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By magpie
Without seeing the badge in hand it appears to be...

Without seeing the badge in hand it appears to be a closed back die struck badge, you'll find gold and silver brooches etc like this, I can't say I've seen an OSD made like this before.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-06-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By magpie
Obviously can't tell if they have been plated but...

Obviously can't tell if they have been plated but clearly shows the change over of the two badges.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-06-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By magpie
I've seen them a couple of times in wm but mine...

I've seen them a couple of times in wm but mine has been brooched and silver, I know there's a couple more knocking around in other collections and unknown to what they are so was pleased to see...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-06-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By magpie
Andy, That's silver not white metal, if its not...

Andy, That's silver not white metal, if its not what you have described in the op then I'd still like to know what it is if anyone knows other than an oddity.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 05-06-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By magpie
Thank you, now I know what it is.

Thank you, now I know what it is.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-06-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By magpie
The pin is unlikely to fit another hinge assy if...

The pin is unlikely to fit another hinge assy if broken or missing.
Forum: The Home Front 04-06-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,758
Posted By magpie
I don't know why there's an obsession with...

I don't know why there's an obsession with skilled jewellers making and doing modifications, basic metalworking and the use of that very complicated to use file was an everyday thing back then, I...
Forum: Other Military Topics 03-06-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By magpie
A sack of sh1t held together with a bit of string...

A sack of sh1t held together with a bit of string around the middle as my dad would have said ;)
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 01-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By magpie
You can buy from firmin/ecsnaith £20

You can buy from firmin/ecsnaith £20
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-05-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By magpie
3rd badge is a homemade replacement slider at best

3rd badge is a homemade replacement slider at best
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-05-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,777
Posted By magpie
Flat Drawn bar, it would be a bit more expensive...

Flat Drawn bar, it would be a bit more expensive to use than the usual cheaper flat rolled bar known otherwise on here as extruded sliders.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-05-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By magpie
He would also get a good kit allowance to so.

He would also get a good kit allowance to so.
Forum: General Topics. 19-05-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By magpie
I'd say the prices you've worked out would be a...

I'd say the prices you've worked out would be a dozen not gross.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-05-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By magpie
I think you'll find you wouldn't polish a frosted...

I think you'll find you wouldn't polish a frosted and burnished gold and silver badge like this, if I remember correctly from about 30 years ago they would be dipped in cyanide to bring them up if...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-05-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By magpie
Going from the pictures I'd say someone has trued...

Going from the pictures I'd say someone has trued unsuccessfully to repair the badge and blown a hole through the scroll, doubt firmin would give a toss being part of a contract lot, we used to send...
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