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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-11-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think it just does not look good, but, no...

I think it just does not look good, but, no matter, an original example is a very common badge and an inexpensive one.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-11-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Frank Kelley
Certainly not, in any way whatsoever, shoddy, I ...

Certainly not, in any way whatsoever, shoddy, I have always felt the complete reverse to be the case.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 25-11-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would regard that as completely spurious and...

I would regard that as completely spurious and would be reluctant to have an example even if I had actual evidence that it was worn by even a single serving member of the regiment when it was extant.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 24-11-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 428
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes, they are embroidered shoulder titles.

Yes, they are embroidered shoulder titles.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-11-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Frank Kelley
Time waits for no one and manufacturing...

Time waits for no one and manufacturing continues, the result being five decades worth of rubbish, a very large percentage of it available via ebay.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-11-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Frank Kelley
A very typical example, but, fairly common, don't...

A very typical example, but, fairly common, don't be tempted to pay too much.
Forum: General Topics. 18-11-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By Frank Kelley
Can't see an entry in WO329, WO363, WO364 or...

Can't see an entry in WO329, WO363, WO364 or WO372, I doubt if Herbert Wear served overseas and as already stated, he need not have actually done so, to be buried with that headstone subsequently...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Frank Kelley
It certainly pays dividends to shop around!

It certainly pays dividends to shop around!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 18-11-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think that there is a great deal of good...

I think that there is a great deal of good information upon this site regarding these particular badges, the "flat back" you mention is not something you would expect to see in the case of the...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Frank Kelley
I agree with Kevin, both the material used, as...

I agree with Kevin, both the material used, as well as the manufacture appears modern and very crude, I have the say that I don't like anything about it.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-11-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think that your second choice is okay, but, not...

I think that your second choice is okay, but, not really a great example of a very common badge that can be had for just a few quid, you can buy the 1916 economy with ease for twenty odd pounds, so...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not a badge I would have bought, given how common...

Not a badge I would have bought, given how common and cheap they are, but, that said, okay if you are happy with it.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-11-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 610
Posted By Frank Kelley
Silver full size "cap badge" 40, is it, surely...

Silver full size "cap badge" 40, is it, surely not?:eek:
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 14-11-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Frank Kelley
I don't think it would be unreasonable to refer...

I don't think it would be unreasonable to refer to it as an officers badge.
Forum: General Topics. 14-11-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Frank Kelley
Far too late in the day, the damage had already...

Far too late in the day, the damage had already been done.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-11-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would say it is very...

From the photographs, I would say it is very different.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 14-11-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think thirty quid would be quite reasonable.

I think thirty quid would be quite reasonable.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 14-11-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Frank Kelley
What a very handsome thing.

What a very handsome thing.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think you have indeed missed something with the...

I think you have indeed missed something with the Guards badge, you have missed wasting your money, well done.

To be quite honest it is simply human nature, but, I think you are absolutely right,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-11-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I suspect that it actually...

From the photographs, I suspect that it actually is, perhaps not the best example, although, with these particular badges, getting hold of a really nice example is not an easy thing.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Frank Kelley
Was that a local find, I wonder, you do encounter...

Was that a local find, I wonder, you do encounter both bullion embroidered and bronze badges on Service Dress, I agree completely with Steven, a very nice thing.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-11-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, a nice RMLI you have there!

From the photographs, a nice RMLI you have there!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-11-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would not be confident in suggesting that this...

I would not be confident in suggesting that this was actually contemporary with the period the regiment was extant, notwithstanding the lugs and the current bidding, I could never be happy with these...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-11-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Frank Kelley
The Welsh Regiment cap badge is very clearly a...

The Welsh Regiment cap badge is very clearly a poor copy of a common badge.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would say no they are not.

From the photographs, I would say no they are not.
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