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Forum: General Topics. 12-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By enfant perdus
My copy arrived yesterday and, while I was...

My copy arrived yesterday and, while I was dismayed at some of the mistakes, I was heartened by the author’s sincere request for corrections, examples, and additional information for a second...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-01-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By enfant perdus
I appreciate the input. I’ll withdraw the item...

I appreciate the input. I’ll withdraw the item from sale.

As far as not knowing old from new, I think he did, he just didn’t seem to care too much. He had references, and the cap badge frames had...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-01-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By enfant perdus
A fair question. This was part of a large...

A fair question. This was part of a large collection I purchased at auction. All the badges were in glazed frames. The auctioneer didn’t understand why they weren’t going for more money, so I...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-01-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By enfant perdus
North Staffordshire Officers’ Glengarry

A beautiful example of a scarce badge. The gilt is bright, the velvet intact, and the silver still gleams beneath the tarnish. Entertaining serious offers.

Please be aware that I am in the US. I...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-01-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By enfant perdus
Thanks for the tip on Smythe. While I couldn’t...

Thanks for the tip on Smythe. While I couldn’t find anything definitive online, I did find some examples of his “cartoon” work where the signature looks similar and there are consistencies in the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-01-18, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By enfant perdus
Attached close ups of signatures. I was...

Attached close ups of signatures.

I was hoping if someone had the book, they might list the artists. Also curious as to what the second painting portrays. There are no s/t to other unit insignia,...
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-01-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By enfant perdus
Help Needed Identifying Artists

I’m hoping that someone in our illustrious community has a copy of DEEDS THAT THRILL the EMPIRE True Stories of the Most Glorious Acts of Heroism of the Empire’s Soldiers and Sailors during the Great...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-12-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,468
Posted By enfant perdus
Assuming this is from the Second World War... ...

Assuming this is from the Second World War...

I’d consider one of the Canadian Churchill units, either The Ontario Regiment or The Three Rivers Regiment. Both of those Regiments had badges fitting...
Forum: General Topics. 02-08-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By enfant perdus
I'm pretty certain he's from the B.C. Scottish...

I'm pretty certain he's from the B.C. Scottish (16th Btn., CEF).

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/canadian_expeditionary_force/cef_index.htm
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-09-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,436
Posted By enfant perdus
Right, but the 5th Queen's was one piece, being...

Right, but the 5th Queen's was one piece, being blackened brass.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-09-13, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,436
Posted By enfant perdus
When it came time to stamp the all-GM badges,...

When it came time to stamp the all-GM badges, they theoretically could have used any extant dies for the 5th (TF) Queen's. Has anybody compared a BB 5th to an all-GM? Were pattern numbers ever...
Forum: General Topics. 01-05-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By enfant perdus
"It came as a surprise to learn that the...

"It came as a surprise to learn that the Battalions recruited according to class!"

I've found this to be true of pretty much all Regiments that had multiple TF Battalions drawing from an urban...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-04-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,233
Posted By enfant perdus
Taken from "Badge Backings & Special...

Taken from "Badge Backings & Special Embellishments of the British Army":

A domed scarlet patch was first worn by the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry on the unpopular...
Forum: General Topics. 16-04-12, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By enfant perdus
I love the logic. 1. Gentleman was in the...

I love the logic.

1. Gentleman was in the Paras in WWII
2. Gentleman owned this hat.

Since it stretches credulity that a man might have purchased a hat for himself at any time after WWII, let...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-01-12, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By enfant perdus
Both Officers and ORs wore a thistle, in facing...

Both Officers and ORs wore a thistle, in facing pairs. Officers' were bronze, ORs' in white metal.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-09-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By enfant perdus
He also appears to be enjoying himself with the...

He also appears to be enjoying himself with the Stafford Knot.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-04-11, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By enfant perdus
Pattern No.9281, authorised 16 July 1872, sealed...

Pattern No.9281, authorised 16 July 1872, sealed 2 October 1872.

Also perhaps of interest, the bimetal pattern replaced the universal grenade on the shoulder straps at some point during the Great...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-04-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By enfant perdus
Churchill goes into some detail on this, but in...

Churchill goes into some detail on this, but in short, the RSF wore the universal pattern grenade as a collar ca.1872-1878. After that came the familiar grenade with the thistle spray in white metal,...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-12-10, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By enfant perdus
Stop? Why would you want to stop?:) ...

Stop? Why would you want to stop?:)

"Truthful" is an interesting way to put it. Do you mean the insignia shown follow regulations more accurately? In my experience this tends to be very true of...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 01-12-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By enfant perdus
I started collecting PPCs as an accidental...

I started collecting PPCs as an accidental adjunct to badge collecting; I thought it would be nice to display the PPC along with the relevant badges. A bit ambitious when you add in the TF and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-08-10, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,146
Posted By enfant perdus
I got a legit S/T off him but, considering some...

I got a legit S/T off him but, considering some of his wares, I was holding my breath until it arrived.

I actually like that LI/MG badge. It shows initiative.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-10, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By enfant perdus
It's the Governor General's Horse Guards, a...

It's the Governor General's Horse Guards, a Canadian Regiment.
Forum: General Topics. 25-07-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By enfant perdus
For that kind of money, I hope it was the final...

For that kind of money, I hope it was the final piece needed to complete someone's collection!

I held back from bidding precisely because I have no idea what this badge typically sells for. I have...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 14-03-10, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By enfant perdus
Wasn't the ADC formed after the War (1919 IIRC)?...

Wasn't the ADC formed after the War (1919 IIRC)? That being the case, I would expect any non-pierced versions would be highly suspect.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-02-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By enfant perdus
I tend to be very circumspect with them as well....

I tend to be very circumspect with them as well. Being very keen on S/Ts, my inclination should be to prize them. Instead, I personally don't give them much greater value than their unaltered...
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