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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Today, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 133
Posted By Frank Kelley
Why not, if they had been earned by the wearer? ...

Why not, if they had been earned by the wearer?


?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very nice, Jerry, a local find?

Very nice, Jerry, a local find?
Forum: Army Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Frank Kelley
In the eighties and nineties a lot of badges left...

In the eighties and nineties a lot of badges left South Africa for these shores simply because of the far greater value here in terms of money, so I would just keep your eye open and you will, I am...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 851
Posted By Frank Kelley
Whilst the Seaforth is certainly missing a lug, I...

Whilst the Seaforth is certainly missing a lug, I suspect it is a little older than it might appear.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By Frank Kelley
It is so sad to see the amount of copies being...

It is so sad to see the amount of copies being offered as originals these days.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Frank Kelley
I rather doubt if this particular could lie...

I rather doubt if this particular could lie straight even when in bed.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,167
Posted By Frank Kelley
Also available with bronze finish, awful, send it...

Also available with bronze finish, awful, send it back.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-05-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not a seller that I would recommend to any...

Not a seller that I would recommend to any collector.
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 13-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Frank Kelley
A really lovely and very scarce example.

A really lovely and very scarce example.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-05-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would be very surprised if Gaunt ever actually...

I would be very surprised if Gaunt ever actually made contemporary Glider Pilot Regiment cap badges, given the small size of the regiment and the large number of Firmin badges they had left over...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Frank Kelley
That really does look brand new and the metal...

That really does look brand new and the metal used very different than any original that I've ever seen.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 13-05-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes, of course.

Yes, of course.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-05-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,246
Posted By Frank Kelley
Just out of interest, I note you use the term...

Just out of interest, I note you use the term "multi source confirmed fakes" I assume to refer to them being confirmed as fake by members of this forum rather than actually "multi sourced" by the...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 11-05-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Frank Kelley
Over a hundred and forty quid, someone clearly...

Over a hundred and forty quid, someone clearly wanted it.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-05-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By Frank Kelley
Someone who clearly has more money than sense...

Someone who clearly has more money than sense paid ninety odd quid, which would certainly have been a bargain, had the title actually been original as described.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,246
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, well my thoughts would now be to make your...

Okay, well my thoughts would now be to make your decision and conclude this business as soon as possible and be very careful what you buy and where you buy from in the future to avoid this from...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-05-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 588
Posted By Frank Kelley
If it is original and unworn why does the damaged...

If it is original and unworn why does the damaged white metal look the way it does in the photograph, because if it were original I would think it has been very well worn?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-05-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,246
Posted By Frank Kelley
I do understand the problem you have regarding...

I do understand the problem you have regarding postage and customs charges which clearly make matters difficult, for me at least it does all come down to money, in particular, how this has been done....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,246
Posted By Frank Kelley
To be quite honest, I do tend to agree with...

To be quite honest, I do tend to agree with Simon, the individual who offered these clearly must have known that some of them are the most obvious fakes, yet they have been deliberately sold to you....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Frank Kelley
:eek:!

:eek:!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Frank Kelley
Rank and file beret badges, those actually...

Rank and file beret badges, those actually specifically made for wear on berets are post war, I would have thought rank and file members of the regiment who wore the beret during the war had cap or...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-05-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 588
Posted By Frank Kelley
It is not an example that I would want, it is...

It is not an example that I would want, it is missing a considerable part of it's white metal overlay, it might just be the photographs, but, it just seems to lack the quality that is fairly typical...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-05-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 240
Posted By Frank Kelley
Don't worry too much, you will get one in due...

Don't worry too much, you will get one in due course, the vast majority of these had a bronze finish, often very worn away, try and get an example that retains at least some of it.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think that is very nice indeed, I would be...

I think that is very nice indeed, I would be interested to know if the numerals were actually stamped upon it's reverse, or, as I originally just assumed, when I looked at the photo in the original...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-05-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 138
Posted By Frank Kelley
Thank you, no, I would be truly surprised if that...

Thank you, no, I would be truly surprised if that was original, it looks of recent manufacture.
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