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Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 28-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mike
[sorry second post with image was held up in the...

[sorry second post with image was held up in the moderation queue] :o
Forum: Off topic 16-09-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Mike
More VAT coming for imports to the UK, collected...

More VAT coming for imports to the UK, collected by ebay, VAT for sales collected by ebay if you sell to EU, Limits dropped. All-in-all much more taxation - yeah!


I noticed if you sell something...
Forum: General Topics. 09-09-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike
Sorry but you are wrong Every image I...

Sorry but you are wrong



Every image I see on pinterest has attribution. So I can take and use your images as I see some of them are on 'pinterest'?
And why do you put 'copyright' on your own...
Forum: Off topic 05-09-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Mike
Be interesting if they make paypal payments...

Be interesting if they make paypal payments non-compulsory for sellers. If there is a financial incentive for ebay to do so then they will drop paypal. All depends on the fee levels between the two...
Forum: Off topic 05-09-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Mike
The big disadvantage to paying direct with a card...

The big disadvantage to paying direct with a card is that as a buyer you lose the 'paypal' second line of defence if something goes wrong. I had an issue once with a purchase* which ebay with its...
Forum: Off topic 05-09-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Mike
New Ebay Payment Methods

ebay UK is rolling out its new card payment system. No longer will you be funneled through paypal to make a payment but will have the option to pay by card direct if you wish, if the seller permits...
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike
Perhaps but not now.. It's galling to have...

Perhaps but not now.. It's galling to have someone have the brass to stick their moniker and copyright symbol on your image.

The stuff I put in the database (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/)...
Forum: General Topics. 04-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike
Excuses like that would not wash with a copyright...

Excuses like that would not wash with a copyright lawyer! When you publish stuff you should be the copyright owner, have express permission from the copyright owner, or it should be copyright...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Mike
I think the Crimean War lasted until 1970 when...

I think the Crimean War lasted until 1970 when Berwick upon Tweed finally agreed to peace with Russia.
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
Anyhoo. would not be right to fail to include a...

Anyhoo. would not be right to fail to include a link here to Grey Green Acorn's
Royal Arms album (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3424) for a bit of inspiration. (and...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
The hallmarks website has a 'VRB' mark - and it's...

The hallmarks website has a 'VRB' mark - and it's on a 'badge' from 1904 but they fail to identify the company.


https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Birmingham-V.html
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
oops... I reduced them to 900 pix ... time to...

oops... I reduced them to 900 pix ... time to dust off the desktop!

VRB is the maker allegedly but I'm not sure 100% on that last letter:
...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
Birmingham silver and gold date letters are the...

Birmingham silver and gold date letters are the same I think? so both 1901. Queen Victoria died on the 22 January 1901.
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
There's a matching die flaw on the lion's back...

There's a matching die flaw on the lion's back (the lion on top of the crown)
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
Looks like the silver one is the sister of the...

Looks like the silver one is the sister of the gold one so I'll have to hang on to them both!

Just pulled it off the board and photographed it - same maker and dies by the looks of it - Birmingham...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
Yes the hallmark is Birmingham, lower case 'b'...

Yes the hallmark is Birmingham, lower case 'b' date letter which is 1901. I have a silver version which I think is 1902 - I'll have a look....
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
The maker mark to the reverse of the unicorn...

The maker mark to the reverse of the unicorn looks like 'R.E.' but could be something else, perhaps three letters with the first letter missing?

7 grams weight scrap price today for 15c is 27.18...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
Doesn't look like there is much interest it this...

Doesn't look like there is much interest it this topic, Think I'm a true contrarian badge lover, I think the Royal Arms badges are a beautiful design. About 80% of the infantry badges don't match it....
Forum: General Topics. 01-09-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Mike
I've got a curious 'royal arms' badge in 15c...

I've got a curious 'royal arms' badge in 15c hallmarked gold. Looks so much like a brass GS collar I nearly missed it. I'll add a photo or two tomorrow. I think when I weighed it it came to 150...
Forum: General Topics. 01-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike
clever way to hide the image copying though. I...

clever way to hide the image copying though. I would say they are having the colour photo-shopped out then artificially colouring the badges - makes it hard to spot.

...
Forum: General Topics. 01-09-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Mike
Pity he is using my images to build his site!

Pity he is using my images to build his site!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-08-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 431
Posted By Mike
The bulk of the original HPCs you encounter will...

The bulk of the original HPCs you encounter will be manufactured pre WW1 and be of top quality- sharp clear detail with equally sharp reverse dies.

Expect originals to have four wide rectangular...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-08-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Mike
'RES' Navy Type Cap Badge?

I have a request for an identification of a navy type badge from a member that is having difficult uploading the image so here it is as relayed to me via email:


"The undated photograph below is...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Mike
many thanks for the information and ideas chaps. ...

many thanks for the information and ideas chaps.

for posterity here's the relic 5th that came with the one above, clear evidence of blackening and two part construction. I wish it had been in good...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 172
Posted By Mike
Could be. Why create a special all brass...

Could be.

Why create a special all brass badge just to paint it black anyway? Are the all brass versions not WW1 economy production types painted black for the 5th and used in the latter part of...
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