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Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-06-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By dumdum
Hi James Just saw your previous post on this...

Hi James

Just saw your previous post on this smaller badge. I can help you out here. The small badge came in in 1927 as I have a letter to a ex-26/ man thanking him for his payment of 2 shillings...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 24-06-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi James Great! Yes, I'm sure that you are...

Hi James

Great! Yes, I'm sure that you are correct. I also realised that "1011" is the old alarm code for where I work!

Burglars, please ignore the above......

Now we just need someone to...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 21-06-19, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi James Yes, that's the marking. As I said,...

Hi James

Yes, that's the marking. As I said, I think that there was a "what the heck?" moment and they gave up after a time. I also think that Bay was rather keen to mark his work (as can be seen...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-06-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,358
Posted By dumdum
See the "crazy paving" effect to the back?...

See the "crazy paving" effect to the back? Suggests that the "hammer head" (which strikes the back of the badge) is not in the best of nick. Have seen this before on many club, association and other...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 20-06-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi James I wrote you a long reply and then...

Hi James

I wrote you a long reply and then it "went"!

I think that the numbers on the back of the ANZAC badge are actually association numbers (much as the ARSA badge has just a number that...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 20-06-19, 01:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By dumdum
Also sometimes referred to as "Tommy's sister"...

Also sometimes referred to as "Tommy's sister" according to a book that I found.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 20-06-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi Steve You beat me to it but I think that...

Hi Steve

You beat me to it but I think that your photos are SO much better than anything I could produce!

The RD marking is to be found on the ring that is soldered to the back of the crown but...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-06-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi I can access some examples from a few...

Hi

I can access some examples from a few different sources so I could (with luck!) potentially post several images of the variants if there were to be sufficient interest. It might take a week or...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 12-06-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By dumdum
Hi I'll happily post photos of the naming...

Hi

I'll happily post photos of the naming and the badge when I get time. These medals are most unlikely to be "dud" given the fact that they were remarkably cheap and also acquired in the area...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 11-06-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By dumdum
Hi I can help with a DEFINITE original...

Hi

I can help with a DEFINITE original (unless our junk shops many years ago were accessing these "dud" items...) Mine has lost its blades though.

I had had it for a LONG time before I knew...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 11-06-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi all This is what the Forum should be...

Hi all

This is what the Forum should be about and you have certainly added to my knowledge of Bay's activities. So I was correct about the relative cost of employing women?

I did know that Bay...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 10-06-19, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By dumdum
Hi again Sorry, I just got the idea behind...

Hi again

Sorry, I just got the idea behind those coloured diamonds: they look like unit patches but are supposed to represent, Navy (blue) Army (red) and Air Force (light blue, aka "the blue...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 10-06-19, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By dumdum
Hi Chris That shape is very similar to the...

Hi Chris

That shape is very similar to the shield shape used on the Australian RSL (Returned Services League) and the "year clasp" is just like the ones on the RSL badge.

From memory, the RSL...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 10-06-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi Been mulling over this question and I...

Hi

Been mulling over this question and I think that while the designs may have been registered to a particular jeweller, C. M. Bay (Cecil Montagu BAY) would have produced the dies for them.

Bay...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 09-06-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Hi Just a quick reply and will add some more...

Hi

Just a quick reply and will add some more later. I am fairly certain that Bay made those NZCC badges. He also made the large RSA badge from 1918 to 1927. This is marked "C......B" and the RD...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 07-06-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 529
Posted By dumdum
Hi all You can also see the round 1914...

Hi all

You can also see the round 1914 Admiralty badge that was issued unnumbered and then, I understand, supposed to be returned to be numbered. I wonder how that went for them....

Have also...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-06-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By dumdum
HI Roy Either France or Belgium. Did you see...

HI Roy

Either France or Belgium. Did you see the photo of the Ulster D.R. badge I posted a week or so back?

Thoughts?
Forum: New Zealand Badges 07-06-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 754
Posted By dumdum
Made by a Wellington maker, C.M. Bay. You may...

Made by a Wellington maker, C.M. Bay. You may find that it has a very small "R.D." (Registered Design) number on it somewhere - e.g. "R.D. 380".

I've heard that Bay (or his agent) would visit the...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 04-06-19, 02:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By dumdum
RFC/ RAF Pagri and associated badge?

Hi all

Some time ago I posted about having a possible RFC/ RAF pagri that I would be prepared to make available to a "new" owner.

As is so often the case, it eluded me until I was looking for...
Forum: Other Militaria 24-05-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By dumdum
Looks like the work of a semi-professional. ...

Looks like the work of a semi-professional.

I've seen them with the "E.P.N.S." marking and wondered why, until I realised that I found much the same markings on the bowls of spoons.....

In...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By dumdum
German troops (WW1 & 2?) also used these on their...

German troops (WW1 & 2?) also used these on their band uniforms.

I won't attempt to write the German for them but if does indeed translate as "swallow's nests".
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 24-05-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By dumdum
Hi Michael A nice collection of BL items. I...

Hi Michael

A nice collection of BL items. I have a badge for the Port Sunlight BL branch if I remember correctly. They must have been "squeaky clean".....

I am thinking of parting with a small...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 24-05-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By dumdum
Hi all A brief search located the large...

Hi all

A brief search located the large silver BL badge. It is just marked "SILVER" and then "BMCo" (Birmingham Medal Co).

A 9ct large badge that I possess has the "service details" for the...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 14-05-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 537
Posted By dumdum
I really appreciate your input. Yes, I'd...

I really appreciate your input.

Yes, I'd heard that having something assayed adding to the cost while not necessarily making it more valuable.

I recall talking with a jeweller sent to the UK...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-05-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
The Observer badge, according to a long dead...

The Observer badge, according to a long dead ex-Air Force friend, was referred to as the "flying a###hole".....

He joined our NZPAF (New Zealand Permanent Air Force) in 1937 and, when war was...
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