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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
The small one is the least scarce out of the...

The small one is the least scarce out of the three but if the RBL stop producing them and switch to the new logo then they are worth holding on to.

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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By mike_vee
One previously sold described as : "Rare WWI...

One previously sold described as :

"Rare WWI London Electrical Engineers 1915 Hallmarked Silver & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch"
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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,484
Posted By mike_vee
A standard Birmingham Medal Co. badge but with an...

A standard Birmingham Medal Co. badge but with an error on the Registered Design number.

Correct # 684409

Wrong # 984409

Have seen this previously , so assume a 'bad batch' were produced and...
Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
I'm guessing the old logo badges are going to...

I'm guessing the old logo badges are going to become collectors items . ;)

Will have to keep checking PoppyShop website for new items.

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Forum: Other Military Topics Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,448
Posted By mike_vee
Lots of different groups. From Keeping Faith...

Lots of different groups.

From Keeping Faith by Brian Harding :

"The question of membership was discussed . As well as women who themselves had served in uniform , the women's auxilliaries and...
Forum: General Topics Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By mike_vee
WW1 War Graves - Harefield

Posted this in another thread.

"Harefield (St. Mary) Churchyard contains war graves from both world wars. There are 120 First World War graves, mostly those of Australians who died in No. 1...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 25-01-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By mike_vee
Faded example described as British 14th Army...

Faded example described as British 14th Army circa 1944 formation Patch Indian Production.
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Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
Those 3 badges are an enigma , they look 'right'...

Those 3 badges are an enigma , they look 'right' but there is no proof they were official. I'll keep them in my "dodgy" collection and hope some evidence (either way) turns up in the future.


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Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
A 2007 pin going for £199.99 + £7.99 postage !...

A 2007 pin going for £199.99 + £7.99 postage ! :eek:

No cross matrix but check out the size 30mm x 20mm , it is bigger than even the double dated ones.

I got caught out early on with one of...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
Have sent you a Private Message. .

Have sent you a Private Message.

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Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
The 2010 (fake) and the single dated...

The 2010 (fake) and the single dated 2014/2015/2017/2018 all have the crisscross matrix pattern as do some of the small 'generic' poppy pins.

All my genuine pins are either smooth backed or marked...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
The leaf at 11 o'clock was first introduced in...

The leaf at 11 o'clock was first introduced in 2011 (previously the leaf was on the other side 2 o'clock) , the 2012 and 2013 dated pins have the leaf at either 11 o'clock or 10 o'clock depending on...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By mike_vee
Earliest 1916 , latest 1920 but mainly 1917/18....

Earliest 1916 , latest 1920 but mainly 1917/18. See list below :

https://www.findagrave.com/virtual-cemetery/581586?page=1#sr-107426497

There is an ANZAC Day service , the local school kids put...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up Thanks for an interesting and informative post. ...

Thanks for an interesting and informative post.

I used to work in a hospital in Harefield and visited the local cemetery which contains mainly WW1 Australian War Graves :

"Harefield (St. Mary)...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-01-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By mike_vee
James Hare doesn't appear to the 1915 crew lists...

James Hare doesn't appear to the 1915 crew lists or the "Granton" list but a lot of the trawlermen may have also served on other vessels as well or may have (at some point) enlisted in the service.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-01-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By mike_vee
If you look at the 1915 crew lists the majority...

If you look at the 1915 crew lists the majority were born in either Newhaven or Leith , these are two areas of Edinburgh along the shoreline (of the Firth of Forth) from Granton and had long...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
One point to consider is that "official" dated...

One point to consider is that "official" dated poppies were manufactured in factories in China , no doubt the "unofficial" ones were also made in either the same or neighbouring factories (some who...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,448
Posted By mike_vee
My first thought was Murrle Bennett but : "In...

My first thought was Murrle Bennett but :
"In 1896 Murrle Bennet & Co was founded and operated as such until 1914" then traded under 'White Redgrove & Whyte'.

Also , Mitchell Bosley & Co makers...
Forum: Other Military Topics 25-01-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
Mike_2817 and I have had many discussions about...

Mike_2817 and I have had many discussions about the numerous 'variations' around including the CP and CaringPlus ones and I value his opinions as he has first hand experience of what was issued to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By mike_vee
Have managed to find crew list for the Caledonia...

Have managed to find crew list for the Caledonia (ship's official number was 122983) but only for 1915. There was probably not a list for 1917 as the register for it was closed that year.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-01-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By mike_vee
He could be from my hometown Edinburgh ! :eek: ...

He could be from my hometown Edinburgh ! :eek:

The Caledonia was built in Aberdeen in 1906 but was first registered on 18.09.1906 at Granton , Edinburgh.

Granton Harbour is about 2miles from...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-01-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
stud - 2005 based on info from other collectors /...

stud - 2005 based on info from other collectors / Poppy Appeal Organisers.

mini 11/11/11 & undated - No proof of date but as leaf is at 2 o'clock possibly pre 2011 as that was first year leaf was...
Forum: General Topics. 23-01-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By mike_vee
Award Medals do replacements , "discreetly...

Award Medals do replacements , "discreetly stamped with the word 'COPY'" and they will engrave details on the edge.

https://www.awardmedals.com/general-service-medal-1962-south-arabia-clasp


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Forum: Other Military Topics 23-01-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
Have checked and I do have a 2007 one but...

Have checked and I do have a 2007 one but unfortunately I'm not prepared to move it on at the moment . I don't really sell badges , I'd rather trade/swap them for ones I need.

There is a 2006 one...
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-01-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 11,285
Posted By mike_vee
From Canadian Legion magazine : "In 1922,...

From Canadian Legion magazine :

"In 1922, the federal Department of Soldiers’ Civil Re-Establishment came to an arrangement with Vetcraft Industries Inc. to produce the poppies for the 1922 poppy...
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