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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Frank Kelley
Absolutely, this sort of deceit is sadly, now...

Absolutely, this sort of deceit is sadly, now commonplace.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 172
Posted By Frank Kelley
It is certainly interesting to note that...

It is certainly interesting to note that Collishaw wore both the RN and RNAS cap badges and this hybrid which does appear to be a RN officers cap badge with it's anchor replaced with an RAF eagle, I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 172
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think, as has already been said, the badge in...

I think, as has already been said, the badge in post one is simply a post Great War RN officers cap badge, sadly, with it's original anchor removed and absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the...
Forum: General Topics. 07-04-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not unless you actually think it is a beautiful...

Not unless you actually think it is a beautiful officers badge!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-04-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would say the King's Own...

From the photographs, I would say the King's Own is simply a bronze OSD collar with wear to it's obverse.
Forum: General Topics. 07-04-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I think not!

From the photographs, I think not!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-04-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Frank Kelley
The central badge in the original post appears to...

The central badge in the original post appears to be from a manufacturer who has not added coloured jewels, I would have thought, from the photograph, that the anchor is certainly gold in colour.
I...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Frank Kelley
Easter Monday certainly seems an appropriate day...

Easter Monday certainly seems an appropriate day to ask for that particular want, although, I think the dates fell a little later in 1916.
Forum: General Topics. 05-04-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Frank Kelley
Long held traditions were and remain important,...

Long held traditions were and remain important, but, nothing significant changes with these plates, when a particular manufacturer makes a set of dies to produce badges and accoutrements, he has to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Frank Kelley
That is a difficult question to actually answer...

That is a difficult question to actually answer unless you know the identity of it's original owner, but, it does appear to have some age to it, as well as a civil branch gilt crown.
Forum: General Topics. 05-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would think that variation of minor details can...

I would think that variation of minor details can only be put down to the interpretation of the basic design by the many manufacturers who received orders for badges and accoutrements for the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-04-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would never have noted that if you had not...

I would never have noted that if you had not said, interestingly it is described as a Welsh Dragon in Ki&K, but, they are certainly lovely things.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Frank Kelley
A really lovely image and particularly nice to...

A really lovely image and particularly nice to note the date that it was actually sent.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-04-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By Frank Kelley
I'd be rather surprised if that term was in...

I'd be rather surprised if that term was in popular usage during the period in which the badges in this thread were actually worn, as far as I an aware, it was not.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Frank Kelley
Those Welsh Dragons again, very nice indeed and...

Those Welsh Dragons again, very nice indeed and really lovely to see.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Frank Kelley
I like the Welch Regiment, although, I only have...

I like the Welch Regiment, although, I only have pre 1920 examples, it looks nice.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Frank Kelley
Looking at the photographs, I would have thought...

Looking at the photographs, I would have thought that it is large because it is a converted cap badge, originally worn upon the various headdress by members of the regiment.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 04-04-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Frank Kelley
The design, manufacture and materials used all...

The design, manufacture and materials used all make it quite clear that the badge cannot be original.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-04-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Frank Kelley
Is it actually plastic, the obverse photograph...

Is it actually plastic, the obverse photograph looks like anodised alloy?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 02-04-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Frank Kelley
Just from the photograph I would say it is of...

Just from the photograph I would say it is of recent manufacture and completely spurious.
Forum: Army 31-03-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Frank Kelley
Hello Brian, I think, again, just like your...

Hello Brian,
I think, again, just like your Natal Hussars, you have been very fortunate to find those in South Africa, they only seldom turn up here these days and when they do, high prices are...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-03-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Frank Kelley
They are encountered on occasion, but, I have...

They are encountered on occasion, but, I have never actually seen one that I would regard as original.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-03-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Frank Kelley
This seller seem keen on retailing toy soldiers.

This seller seem keen on retailing toy soldiers.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-03-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By Frank Kelley
A nice badge that has been worn.

A nice badge that has been worn.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-03-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 795
Posted By Frank Kelley
Now that is very nice, the plate is oval and...

Now that is very nice, the plate is oval and tends to be seen upon early badges.
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