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Forum: The Home Front 29-11-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By dumdum
Regarding the "armlets", the word "unpopular" is...

Regarding the "armlets", the word "unpopular" is a nice way of putting it! They were very much so. The advent of the Silver War Badge and the Returned Soldier's Association badge seems to have been...
Forum: The Home Front 29-11-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,668
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and others Great that we might be...

Hi Mike and others

Great that we might be finally able to piece together some of this! There is still that file that might provide more information so I'll chase this along.

Shame that they are...
Forum: The Home Front 29-11-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,668
Posted By dumdum
Yay! From the New Zealand Times, 15 April, 1916....

Yay! From the New Zealand Times, 15 April, 1916. The arm badges (or "armlets") referred to were much despised and many refused to wear them, calling them a "cheap gesture".

Of special displeasure...
Forum: The Home Front 29-11-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,668
Posted By dumdum
Hi Chipper and Mike Great to follow this...

Hi Chipper and Mike

Great to follow this one! Sadly no, Bay is no more and my guess is that most of his "products" are now in junk shops, dealers or on eBay...

Just picking up this thread, I...
Forum: General Topics. 29-11-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By dumdum
Hi I have a small silver watch fob that has...

Hi

I have a small silver watch fob that has intrigued me for years.

It would appear to relate to someone who was on a ship that was torpedoed and has a "transport" number ("A-19" or somesuch)....
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 27-11-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Hard to say at this distance in time...

Hi Mike

Hard to say at this distance in time but there is mention of the British Legion (Auckland branch) in contemporary adverts.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 27-11-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Here they are. These were the names...

Hi Mike

Here they are. These were the names suggested at at the Ex-Servicemen's Conference held in Capetown on 2 March, 1921. I see that it wasn't so much related to a name for the BL but for...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 27-11-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
What is the rate of exchange for poppies? :)

What is the rate of exchange for poppies? :)
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 27-11-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Have had a look at a newspaper...

Hi Mike

Have had a look at a newspaper archive and can find dates for the BL in New Zealand around the early 1930s. I also found some of the weird names :eek: that were being suggested for the BL...
Forum: The Home Front 26-11-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By dumdum
Admiralty badges

Hi all

Here are my two "admiralty" badges for comment and discussion. I've included a standard 1914 badge for size comparison. The only thing is that I couldn't get it to lie flat!:mad:

That...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 25-11-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
British Legion...New Zealand??

Hi

I had meant to post this following our recent exchanges (and may have indeed done so before) but thought it might be of interest.

The firm that made this badge was set up in 1921 so it may...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 25-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Many thanks for that. I knew that...

Hi Mike

Many thanks for that. I knew that you would have the answer!

I personally liked the "Wally's Garage" bit.....

I did try to find the section but seemed to have forgotten how to post...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 25-11-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and all other BL fans! I always...

Hi Mike and all other BL fans!

I always enjoy your posts and continue to do so! Here are the latest for comments.

I'd be interested in a date for the "ersatz" BL badge and any comments on the...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 24-11-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Unless there is such a thing as a "hasa box" of...

Unless there is such a thing as a "hasa box" of course....
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 24-11-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Really good to get this information...

Hi Mike

Really good to get this information and I'm very grateful to you for providing it.

I'd been told about the Cubs badge by another collector and then, a few weeks later, saw this one for...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 24-11-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Thanks for all your great...

Hi Mike

Thanks for all your great information. I saw your comment about the pin being an "after market" addition and I agree.
Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,668
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and Chipper Thanks guys for your...

Hi Mike and Chipper

Thanks guys for your input. Glad to know that there are other people who look at things in the same level of detail as I do!

The question of dies could quite possibly be...
Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,668
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike No, I will guarantee that your...

Hi Mike

No, I will guarantee that your Admiralty badge is quite OK.

Never thought to count the balls on the Crown (a great idea!). Bay would have been going off a standard 1914 badge I'm sure...
Forum: The Home Front 23-11-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,592
Posted By dumdum
I'm really interested to see that this is an all...

I'm really interested to see that this is an all white badge. Many of the ones I've seen play around with the predictable red, white and blue theme yet with a blue outer, white inner being fairly...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 23-11-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike See my recent post for that...

Hi Mike

See my recent post for that pin-backed BL badge mentioned above. I'd forgotten that it was for the Women's Section. So still for the BL band do you think?
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 23-11-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
The maker on the Cubs badge is our old friends...

The maker on the Cubs badge is our old friends the Birmingham Medal Co.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 23-11-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Two British Legion badges for comment

Hi all

Please find attached two British Legion badge from my collection.

Would appreciate any comments as to date/ function for these. I'm picking that the Cubs badge was a "youth section" of...
Forum: General Topics. 20-11-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By dumdum
Hi Does anyone have an example of the lapel...

Hi

Does anyone have an example of the lapel badge for The Imperial War Graves Commission? Missed out on one a few years back but would love to see a photo of one as I forgot to save it....

Oval...
Forum: The Home Front 19-11-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 2,668
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike My two ones look as if they are...

Hi Mike

My two ones look as if they are solid nickel but I'll discreetly test them and let you know.

I would think that the slightly frosted appearance of your one is the result of being...
Forum: General Topics. 18-11-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By dumdum
Hi Very interesting. I have seen personnel...

Hi

Very interesting. I have seen personnel files that often contain phrases such as :" Death attributable to War Service" then with the notation" Eligible Plaque and Scroll"

These graves, I...
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