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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-05-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Khyber
There are/were no princely states or maharajas in...

There are/were no princely states or maharajas in Khyber Pakhtunwala. Period.
Khyber Pakhtunwala is the modern name of what was once largely the North West Frontier Province of British India, now in...
Forum: Indian Badges 05-05-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Khyber
They look fairly ok, but still not too good if...

They look fairly ok, but still not too good if you ask me...the edges on some of the initials etc a bit rough..And I know there are a couple of copies floating around..

I've seen them going from...
Forum: Indian Badges 29-04-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Khyber
Rangoon Excise Department

Got this some months ago..A Chapras badge worn by a Peon on a sash across the chest.
Forum: Indian Badges 28-04-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Khyber
There was an all-IndiaExcise Dept, I guess they...

There was an all-IndiaExcise Dept, I guess they would have badges with the crown.. the states too had their own departments
Forum: Indian Badges 26-04-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Khyber
Bundi state police and Southern Railway badge

A belt buckle to a Police Inspector of Bundi State and a cap badge (1960s probably) to India's Southern Railway.
Forum: Indian Badges 26-04-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Khyber
Hi Simon, This is definitely Indian I would say...

Hi Simon,
This is definitely Indian I would say and it turns up occasionally here in local exhibitions and auctions. My guess is Excise Department as I've also seen shoulder titles and what are...
Forum: Indian Badges 21-04-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Khyber
Sepoys and Sowars. features Indian Army badges...

Sepoys and Sowars. features Indian Army badges during ww1 period - by Ashok Nath. Nice colour illustrations

Izzat: Indian cavalry badges since inception..by Ashok Nath -- a massive tome.. and...
Forum: Indian Badges 19-04-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Khyber
2nd Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers &...

2nd Queen Victoria's Own Madras Sappers & Miners
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-04-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Khyber
Bombay Volunteer Rifles badge

This badge looks like a copy/reproduction to me .. the details are not sharp and the knot at the top of the bugle should be voided...opinions please...


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Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 21-03-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Khyber
If you do a search of the London Gazette online...

If you do a search of the London Gazette online you might find a mention of the award .
Forum: Indian Badges 13-03-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Khyber
This has now been relisted at lower prices.

This has now been relisted at lower prices.
Forum: Indian Badges 03-03-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Khyber
2 Bengal Cavy pouch badge and Garhwal Rifles SBP

These are from a collector friend in Europe who is not a forum member but helps me out with research. He's put these up on ebay. Heads up for Indian collectors.
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Forum: Indian Badges 14-02-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Khyber
Photo of what I think is the mess waiter of the...

Photo of what I think is the mess waiter of the South Waziristan Scouts wearing the badge. From the National Geographic Magazine of April 1946.
The caption reads: At a Victory Feast, Wild Honey is...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-02-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Khyber
Fantasy Gurkha badge i think..there are quite a...

Fantasy Gurkha badge i think..there are quite a few varities..
Forum: Other Militaria 04-02-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Khyber
QSA clasps i think are easily and often found on...

QSA clasps i think are easily and often found on ebay. They keep coming up frequently and I don't think you should have much of a problem getting what you want.
Forum: Indian Badges 04-02-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Khyber
There are now Indian manufacturers stamping out...

There are now Indian manufacturers stamping out post 47 badges of fairly good quality..and you can buy them in lots of 25/50/100 much like all the Gurkha badges you see on ebay UK..a simple Google...
Forum: Indian Badges 31-01-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Khyber
Sadly true, Simon, there's some really dodgy...

Sadly true, Simon, there's some really dodgy stuff out on ebay and people are buying!

And yes, while there would certainly have been bazaar cast pieces, certainly not in the numbers that have...
Forum: Indian Badges 31-01-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Khyber
Another bright and shiny 83 WLI badge.. ...

Another bright and shiny 83 WLI badge..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144371988931?hash=item219d3db9c3:g:B1EAAOSw6Z1hinBe


and several others..
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Forum: Indian Badges 31-01-22, 03:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Khyber
An almost similar badge was up some 10 days ago ...

An almost similar badge was up some 10 days ago

there are some differences, but on the reverse there is a sort of indentation on the crown area where probably the lug was orignally fixed..?? I...
Forum: Indian Badges 31-01-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By Khyber
63 PLI -copy/genuine

This is a 63 Palamcottah LI badge currenlty on ebay..
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Khyber
Bengal...the script is Bengali..or more correctly...

Bengal...the script is Bengali..or more correctly 'Bangla' ..which means it could either be from the state of West Bengal in India or from Bangladesh.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-01-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Khyber
Absolutely right Tim. The badge is shown in...

Absolutely right Tim.

The badge is shown in McClenaghan and Head's two-volume magnum opus. The ACG stands for African Cavalry Guard which was its designation in 1870 when it was a 220-man unit.
Forum: Indian Badges 20-01-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By Khyber
absolutely right, Terry...But the 'island' is...

absolutely right, Terry...But the 'island' is not Sri Lanka but the entire Dronagiri mountain which Hanuman picked up as he could not find the necessary Sanjeeveni herb on the mountain to save...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-01-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By Khyber
Lots of guys in the Burma police units were...

Lots of guys in the Burma police units were Sikhs/Punjabis/ Punjabi Mussalmans..some one took it back home on the NWF probably
Forum: Indian Badges 18-01-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Khyber
Hi Simon, as above, this is most likely a...

Hi Simon, as above, this is most likely a security firm badge. Also, while on the subject lots of such fake/copy badges coming up on ebay of late from sellers in Pakistan..now there are fake Malaya/...
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