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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-09-19, 10:59 PM
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Posted By enfant perdus
Forum member irishhorse contacted the museum (he...

Forum member irishhorse contacted the museum (he saw it in the auction listing) but hasn’t heard from them. I will try them myself. In the meantime, I’m hoping the incredible knowledge base of the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-09-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By enfant perdus
Pipe Banner, 2nd Bn, R. Inniskilling Fusiliers

A recent addition to my collection, and so far outside my usual focus I still question why I did it*. It’s in superb condition, with no stains, nicks, or runs to the silk. I gently untangled some of...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 20-08-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By enfant perdus
Just sent off my form and payment to join the...

Just sent off my form and payment to join the Society!
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-07-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By enfant perdus
Agreed, note in particular that the badge in the...

Agreed, note in particular that the badge in the picture has slings on the rifles.
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 08-07-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By enfant perdus
Thank you both for the information!

Thank you both for the information!
Forum: Photographs of Australian Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 07-07-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By enfant perdus
Victorian Scottish

A poster on reddit shared this photo of his greta-grandfather, incorrectly labeled as Black Watch. I identified it as Victorian scottish based on the sporran badge and what I could make of the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,206
Posted By enfant perdus
Some 18th Hussars. The fourth image is...

Some 18th Hussars. The fourth image is interesting as it shows older and newer pattern badges being worn at the same time.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,206
Posted By enfant perdus
I’ll look in my collection this weekend. I may...

I’ll look in my collection this weekend. I may have sold one or more of the 17th PPCs, but I’ll try to get a higher res scan of what I still have.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,206
Posted By enfant perdus
Happy to contribute, as I’ve never gotten around...

Happy to contribute, as I’ve never gotten around to doing a Cavalry and Yeomanry counterpart to my infantry album. Speaking of Yeomanry, any interest? I have a decent selection in my PPC collection....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-06-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By enfant perdus
That pattern was sealed in 1951.

That pattern was sealed in 1951.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-05-19, 10:27 PM
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Posted By enfant perdus
Queen’s Edinburgh Rifles S/G collar

As I’ve started cataloguing all of my officers’ insignia (for dispersement), I thought I’d share some of the nicer bits with the forum.

Officers’ collar badge, 4th or 5th (Queen’s Edinburgh...
Forum: General Topics. 12-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,088
Posted By enfant perdus
My copy arrived yesterday and, while I was...

My copy arrived yesterday and, while I was dismayed at some of the mistakes, I was heartened by the author’s sincere request for corrections, examples, and additional information for a second...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-01-19, 04:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By enfant perdus
I appreciate the input. I’ll withdraw the item...

I appreciate the input. I’ll withdraw the item from sale.

As far as not knowing old from new, I think he did, he just didn’t seem to care too much. He had references, and the cap badge frames had...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-01-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By enfant perdus
A fair question. This was part of a large...

A fair question. This was part of a large collection I purchased at auction. All the badges were in glazed frames. The auctioneer didn’t understand why they weren’t going for more money, so I...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-01-19, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By enfant perdus
North Staffordshire Officers’ Glengarry

A beautiful example of a scarce badge. The gilt is bright, the velvet intact, and the silver still gleams beneath the tarnish. Entertaining serious offers.

Please be aware that I am in the US. I...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-01-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By enfant perdus
Thanks for the tip on Smythe. While I couldn’t...

Thanks for the tip on Smythe. While I couldn’t find anything definitive online, I did find some examples of his “cartoon” work where the signature looks similar and there are consistencies in the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 24-01-18, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By enfant perdus
Attached close ups of signatures. I was...

Attached close ups of signatures.

I was hoping if someone had the book, they might list the artists. Also curious as to what the second painting portrays. There are no s/t to other unit insignia,...
Forum: Other Military Topics 23-01-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By enfant perdus
Help Needed Identifying Artists

I’m hoping that someone in our illustrious community has a copy of DEEDS THAT THRILL the EMPIRE True Stories of the Most Glorious Acts of Heroism of the Empire’s Soldiers and Sailors during the Great...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-12-14, 01:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,575
Posted By enfant perdus
Assuming this is from the Second World War... ...

Assuming this is from the Second World War...

I’d consider one of the Canadian Churchill units, either The Ontario Regiment or The Three Rivers Regiment. Both of those Regiments had badges fitting...
Forum: General Topics. 02-08-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By enfant perdus
I'm pretty certain he's from the B.C. Scottish...

I'm pretty certain he's from the B.C. Scottish (16th Btn., CEF).

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/canadian_expeditionary_force/cef_index.htm
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-09-13, 03:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,551
Posted By enfant perdus
Right, but the 5th Queen's was one piece, being...

Right, but the 5th Queen's was one piece, being blackened brass.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 25-09-13, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,551
Posted By enfant perdus
When it came time to stamp the all-GM badges,...

When it came time to stamp the all-GM badges, they theoretically could have used any extant dies for the 5th (TF) Queen's. Has anybody compared a BB 5th to an all-GM? Were pattern numbers ever...
Forum: General Topics. 01-05-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By enfant perdus
"It came as a surprise to learn that the...

"It came as a surprise to learn that the Battalions recruited according to class!"

I've found this to be true of pretty much all Regiments that had multiple TF Battalions drawing from an urban...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 18-04-12, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,472
Posted By enfant perdus
Taken from "Badge Backings & Special...

Taken from "Badge Backings & Special Embellishments of the British Army":

A domed scarlet patch was first worn by the Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry on the unpopular...
Forum: General Topics. 16-04-12, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By enfant perdus
I love the logic. 1. Gentleman was in the...

I love the logic.

1. Gentleman was in the Paras in WWII
2. Gentleman owned this hat.

Since it stretches credulity that a man might have purchased a hat for himself at any time after WWII, let...
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