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Forum: Other Military Topics 20-04-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,940
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Many thanks for that. Yes, and I did...

Hi Mike

Many thanks for that. Yes, and I did look at the link you sent and found it truly fascinating.

I don't know about you, but I find that I often see a really great post and then lose it...
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-04-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,940
Posted By dumdum
And here are the rest... :)

And here are the rest...

:)
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-04-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,940
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Indeed! Did we ever get around to...

Hi Mike

Indeed! Did we ever get around to attaching dates to the ones I sent you photos of?

I think we did but maybe I should post them again so that others can get an idea of what is around....
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-04-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,940
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Hmmmmmm.... sort of makes you think,...

Hi Mike

Hmmmmmm.... sort of makes you think, doesn't it?

I had no idea that Lord Sugar was a collector....:rolleyes:
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 12-04-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By dumdum
Hi Yes, typical of the Middle Eastern made...

Hi

Yes, typical of the Middle Eastern made sweetheart badges although this catch is actually quite a good one I have to say!

Mother of pearl is a rather problematic material to work I'm told...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 11-04-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By dumdum
Hi Many of these seem to have been made in...

Hi

Many of these seem to have been made in the Middle East, with varying degrees of skill. They often have catches to the reverse that look as if they have been made by a beginner in metalwork...
Forum: Other Military Topics 09-04-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,940
Posted By dumdum
There is an association called the King's Empire...

There is an association called the King's Empire Veterans who use a badge that has the initials "K.E.V."

A dear old chap, long passed now, was greeted by a young lady at a social event with the...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 05-04-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By dumdum
Bonjour Didier, Grand merci pour votre...

Bonjour Didier,

Grand merci pour votre réponse.

Vous êtes trop aimable!:)

Cordialement
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 05-04-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By dumdum
French medals, information appreciated

Hello everyone

I'm hoping that by posting these photos again I will get some more information.

These both turned up together so I'm picking that there is some link between them.

If anyone...
Forum: General Topics 02-04-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By dumdum
Hello Keith Many thanks for all your...

Hello Keith

Many thanks for all your information and your extra effort!

"E Manktelow" is "Edith" my gran's mother. They had a very "interesting" family dynamic....

My gran was rather prone...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 01-04-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By dumdum
Seen one of these but didn't, at the time, know...

Seen one of these but didn't, at the time, know what it was. I've another badge for the MHS that is quite different. I'll post a photo at some point.

Some wit with zero interest in the hobby once...
Forum: General Topics 01-04-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By dumdum
Hi Leigh Thanks for that. Yes, very similar...

Hi Leigh

Thanks for that. Yes, very similar to that worn by ?????? Manktelow. There doesn't appear to be a colour difference in the photo so any use of white would presumably show up yet red/ blue...
Forum: General Topics 01-04-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By dumdum
WW1 Australian soldier

Hi all

Here is a photo of one of my paternal grandmother's brothers. The surmane is Manktelow but he could be one of at least four who served from the family. The face shape and eyes are those of...
Forum: General Topics. 01-04-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By dumdum
Hi JD Man, do we suffer for our art! Oui...

Hi JD

Man, do we suffer for our art! Oui vraiment, ça me fout les boules!

Amicalement

Dumdum :)
Forum: General Topics. 01-04-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By dumdum
Ah, but used by whom? George II? The period would...

Ah, but used by whom? George II? The period would be correct.....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-03-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By dumdum
Definitely! Or "deafineartly" if you follow...

Definitely!

Or "deafineartly" if you follow this seller's way with our "English tongue".

I must confess that this type of dross and the florid descriptions must surely be eBay's contribution...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-03-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By dumdum
I see "Dudley" is written on it. Wonder if that's...

I see "Dudley" is written on it. Wonder if that's "Mr Dudley" of Little Britain fame......?

I always wondered what he did before he met Ting Tong from Tooting....
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 31-03-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By dumdum
Well done, Mike! Better you have more of these...

Well done, Mike! Better you have more of these than the BL! Keep up the good work.:)
Forum: General Topics 31-03-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By dumdum
I would also suggest placing the badges in...

I would also suggest placing the badges in boiling water, but don't let the vessel boil dry. Most lacquers are heat sensitive.

Paint stripper was also suggested but just watch it as the corrosive...
Forum: General Topics. 31-03-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By dumdum
Probably a very early first edition, hence the...

Probably a very early first edition, hence the price....:p
Forum: General Topics. 30-03-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By dumdum
Hi JD Yes, I see that we have "shared...

Hi JD

Yes, I see that we have "shared experiences". For me, it is the historical value of the object as opposed to what it is "worth".

That being said, buying something for 10 pounds and paying...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-03-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
I'd go with a "dig for Victory" theme. Nice badge...

I'd go with a "dig for Victory" theme. Nice badge that I've not seen before. Maker's mark to reverse?
Forum: General Topics. 30-03-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By dumdum
I reluctantly agree to use GSP (this has a term...

I reluctantly agree to use GSP (this has a term that I and my friend describe in somewhat vulgar terms that I will not divulge...).

By and large, items have arrived in fairly good order but I had...
Forum: Other Military Topics 28-03-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,940
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Hope all well with you. Seeing...

Hi Mike

Hope all well with you.

Seeing your line up of badges caused me to think of an organisation that crops up from time to time called The Silver Badge Party.

A bit of digging around...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-03-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By dumdum
Hi Paddy I'll have a look for you! ...

Hi Paddy

I'll have a look for you!

Cheers!

Maybe PM me and this will remind me?
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