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Forum: Off topic 12-04-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 463
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Posted By rmarsden
Ancient bead. Sperical glass bead 10.6mm with...

Ancient bead.
Sperical glass bead 10.6mm with 2.5mm hole. Green matrix with white streaks and four polychrome canes to give the appearence of eyes.
Possible Islamic?...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-04-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By rmarsden
Bridge building

Poor condition photo but interesting.
C/Sgt King A Coy 1BW bridge building party North ??? Gibraltar 1891.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-04-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
Silver and enamel badge mounted on a cross...

Silver and enamel badge mounted on a cross medallion engraved verso 1st Prize Swimming Recruits 1911. Also stamped BN STERLING SILVER (Benjamin Ninnes).
The twisted suspension loop bears a...
Forum: Military Buttons 10-04-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By rmarsden
Inniskillin

Can these buttons be dated? All maked Gaunt & Son.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By rmarsden
Thank Simon I knew someone would know. Ron.

Thank Simon I knew someone would know.
Ron.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-04-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By rmarsden
Bandsman

Handsome gilt and WM musicians badge but why POW and not the lyre?
Forum: Army 08-04-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By rmarsden
Pair of shoulder titles. ...

Pair of shoulder titles.
https://i.imgur.com/gnJcAdt.jpg?1
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-04-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
More information about Sarjeant. In later...

More information about Sarjeant.

In later life he worked for English Electric.
President of Ilkley British Legion.
Chairman of the Parish Council.
President of Ilkley Christian Citizens....
Forum: Off topic 08-04-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
Ancient bead. Doughnut shaped opaic glass bead...

Ancient bead.
Doughnut shaped opaic glass bead with white line wrap around enclosing six purple/brown protuberances. 16mm x 8.4mm the central aperture 4.53 mm.
Generally the larger the hole the...
Forum: Off topic 06-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
That spot of sunshine yesterday bought my...

That spot of sunshine yesterday bought my Rajastan sand viper out of hibernation. Fully articulated made of 163 separate segments 44 inches long keeps the rats away....
Forum: Army 04-04-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By rmarsden
Cadet collar pairs. Top with voided crown and...

Cadet collar pairs. Top with voided crown and scroll, bottom pair has solid crown/scroll.
https://i.imgur.com/QheJtZW.jpg?1
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 03-04-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
Veterans/sweetheart brooch just over an inch in...

Veterans/sweetheart brooch just over an inch in diameter, details on the badge hand engraved.
Silver/tortoiseshell and stamped to the rear Ws Ld Sterling, listed as a Lodon fob maker this style of...
Forum: Off topic 31-03-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
Hekatomnos Satrap of Caria 395-377 BC. Silver...

Hekatomnos Satrap of Caria 395-377 BC.
Silver trihemiobol? 0.98gm x 8mm Attic or Cyprotic standard?
Ob: Head of roaring lion left forepart of leg below.
Rev: Ornamental star/stellate pattern...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-03-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By rmarsden
crest

This crest printed on a saucer.
4th Provincial Bn?
https://i.imgur.com/oxOVQCG.jpg?1
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-03-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
Large heavy duty kilt pin mounted with a brass...

Large heavy duty kilt pin mounted with a brass HCB sweetheart brass badge.
https://i.imgur.com/YYFdT7M.jpg?1
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 30-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By rmarsden
No 45 Has flags of Canadian Provences, it might...

No 45 Has flags of Canadian Provences, it might be able to establish a date from a Canadian member.
Ron.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-03-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
It seem's between the wars he put on so much...

It seem's between the wars he put on so much weight he added a 5 inch extension to the waist.
https://i.imgur.com/fwGTell.jpg?1
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
Pipers belt belonging to Sgt T.Millar 8th,9th and...

Pipers belt belonging to Sgt T.Millar 8th,9th and 30th Bn The Black Watch.
Plated civilian buckle mounted with a yellow brass badge. WW1 veteran acted as a training Sgt in WW2, various names...
Forum: Off topic 25-03-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
Ancient bead date and origin unknown. Spherical...

Ancient bead date and origin unknown.
Spherical blue glass bead fused with a copper wire wrapped around that appears to have flecks of gold within. There are seven blue and white appendages...
Forum: Off topic 22-03-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
Four glass beads circa 3rd-1st Century BC. ...

Four glass beads circa 3rd-1st Century BC.
Globular polychrome glass beads the largest being 9mm.
The two outer being Phoenician swirls and the inner ones Rhodian eye beads....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 20-03-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,193
Posted By rmarsden
Quadrille Party

Dance card program for the sergeants quadrille party 2nd Battalion Black Watch held at the Victoria Barracks Gymnasium Belfast on the 29th November 1889. Published by Gale and Polden from their old...
Forum: Infantry 20-03-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
RHC
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Posted By rmarsden
RHC

Silversmiths blank stamping for swagger stick top.
https://i.imgur.com/7aYt1hs.jpg?1
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-03-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,259
Posted By rmarsden
Two silversmiths blanks for swagger sticks,...

Two silversmiths blanks for swagger sticks, Victorian crown but still used up till the 1920s.
https://i.imgur.com/dN7bGC4.jpg?1
Forum: Off topic 16-03-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
Romano-Ptolemaic apotropaic stone amulet of a...

Romano-Ptolemaic apotropaic stone amulet of a clenched fist.
Shaped filed and pierced for suspension. 10mm x 17mm x 3.5gm.
The tradition carried on well into the Victorian era, see pic below....
Forum: Off topic 14-03-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 41,012
Posted By rmarsden
Bought this coin about 30 years ago have yet to...

Bought this coin about 30 years ago have yet to discover a quotable reference.
You can forget about the wishful price quoted.
https://i.imgur.com/cr5TlGk.jpg?1
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