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Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 25-10-18, 12:01 AM
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Posted By WJ Miller
Sorry to tell you that's a common British repro.

Sorry to tell you that's a common British repro.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 24-10-18, 06:49 PM
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Posted By WJ Miller
It is a regular brass badge that has just the...

It is a regular brass badge that has just the outside face chromed, possibly for patrol dress, postwar. (A number of Kangaroo NCOs and an Officer served at Borden postwar, Kangaroo badges are known...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 23-10-18, 06:23 PM
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Posted By WJ Miller
From the Association Archive....

From the Association Archive....
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 23-10-18, 06:19 PM
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Posted By WJ Miller
I agree with Mike that $600-$800 is a fair and...

I agree with Mike that $600-$800 is a fair and average price range now. I'd pay more for one with a solid provenance or as part of a grouping.

Consider now that 1CPB and 8th Recce commonly sell...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 22-09-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By WJ Miller
37 ATS, RASC in Egypt (MELF) 1947

Gentlemen, sorry to be coming to the party 3 years late, but I was looking for some information about 37 Armd Trasport Sqn myself this morning and coming up blank only to find myself circling around...
Forum: Infantry 22-07-18, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By WJ Miller
XXV Elgin Officers Badge in wear.

Dan,

Looking through the Elgin County Archive tonight I found these images from 1906-1912 of the badge in wear.

Also, found in my files a copy of an original that was sold to a member of the...
Forum: Infantry 20-07-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By WJ Miller
The restoration of the XXV Elgin Infantry badge

Just realized I never posted a photo of the complete, restored badge.

In late 2016 I had 'Hand & Lock' in the UK redo the embroidered portion of this Victorian-era Officer's badge. I supplied them...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 18-07-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By WJ Miller
! Interesting badge.:)

! Interesting badge.:)
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 05-01-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By WJ Miller
Bill, this somewhat confuses me. By the SWW there...

Bill, this somewhat confuses me. By the SWW there were two types of General List badges; the umpteen number of Maple Leaf designs and the Coat of Arms type. What dictated the wearing of what...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 05-01-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 25
CAC
Views: 1,737
Posted By WJ Miller
Au contrare... SD was worn by 'Other Ranks' in...

Au contrare... SD was worn by 'Other Ranks' in Canada as walking out dress. This photo of L/Cpl Munro catching a bus out of Borden dates to early 1943. Note, both W/M collar badges and cap badge.
...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 05-01-18, 04:14 AM
Replies: 25
CAC
Views: 1,737
Posted By WJ Miller
Hi Mike, I can put together some better...

Hi Mike, I can put together some better photography on the weekend. There definitely is a variety of collar badge patterns and I can outline all the varieties I've been able to assemble, as well as...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 04-01-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
CAC
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Posted By WJ Miller
CAC badge collection

Here is my collection/accumulation of 1940-45 CAC badges.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 01-11-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By WJ Miller
Yes, that is a typical UK 'reproduction'. ...

Yes, that is a typical UK 'reproduction'.

Re-strike would imply that particular die was used to make original badges. It was not.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-08-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By WJ Miller
"Victorian Order of Nurses" I believe.

"Victorian Order of Nurses" I believe.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 16-05-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,432
Posted By WJ Miller
The badge on eBay by Ursual, sold for $560 Cdn.

The badge on eBay by Ursual, sold for $560 Cdn.
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 19-01-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By WJ Miller
Keep in mind these badges were first issued only...

Keep in mind these badges were first issued only a few months before the war ended and within a year, most of the men were discharged from the Army and discontinued wearing the badge. Condition of...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 19-01-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By WJ Miller
Gary, It is not a reproduction. I'd be 100%...

Gary,

It is not a reproduction. I'd be 100% happy to have that badge in the Archive collection, so have confidence in it. It has a little honest wear to the high spots, but still in good...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 19-01-17, 07:50 AM
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Views: 1,521
Posted By WJ Miller
Curious. Why do you think, or what specifically...

Curious. Why do you think, or what specifically about this badge makes you suspect it is a reproduction?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-01-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By WJ Miller
Sweetheart/Lapel pin

I have a couple of these small badges. About 3/16" high, pinback. Either a very small sweetheart badge or a lapel pin. Likely of First World War vintage. Not an Army issued badge, not a copy of a...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-12-16, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By WJ Miller
Another simulated comparison. However, it...

Another simulated comparison.

However, it explains why we have so few good photos of our regimental shoulder title in wear. The red-orange thread photograph black/near black and on a black...
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-12-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By WJ Miller
Kodak comparison chart 1929

here is a comparison image from a Kodak brochure of 1929, showing the differences between Ortho (left) and Panchromatic (right) films.

http://www.cosmeticsandskin.com/cdc/panchromatic.php
Forum: Photographs of Canadian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 22-12-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By WJ Miller
Not all BW film emulsions are the same.

Hi guys, I have seen discussions on trying to ascertain colour in BW images before and it is always overlooked that there are different types of B&W film emulsion and how they react to visible light...
Forum: Cavalry and Armoured Units 21-12-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By WJ Miller
A curious collar. (and it is a collar badge). I...

A curious collar. (and it is a collar badge). I have a few facing pairs in this pattern, white metal and silver plate, lugged and pinback. However, all of mine are fully struck on the back, not solid...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-03-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By WJ Miller
Further to my earlier post. Most of the badges...

Further to my earlier post. Most of the badges that David S acquired that had been plated were very common badges. It did strike me as it might have been done for display purposes. Among David's lot...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-03-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By WJ Miller
Mike, is there something in particular or...

Mike, is there something in particular or indicative that you are seeing about the badge that makes you think it is a reproduction, rather that a good badge that has been plated?

Last week, I saw...
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