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Forum: General Topics 28-05-18, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By derekx
I don't know whether this one is military Red...

I don't know whether this one is military Red Cross or not, but it took my fancy.
Forum: Other Corps 22-06-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,093
Posted By derekx
As far as I know, the only countries with a...

As far as I know, the only countries with a Survey Corps were Australia and Russia. And these are definitely not Russian!
Great badge, another one for the wish list.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-05-15, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,407
Posted By derekx
I think we should start forging Bulgarian...

I think we should start forging Bulgarian antiquities and flooding their market, see how they like it.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-15, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By derekx
Unfortunately I don't have any of these badges,...

Unfortunately I don't have any of these badges, and this was the first time I'd ever seen them. They were part of an auction lot of medical badges which sold for about 800 pounds in 2008, which I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-05-15, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By derekx
Engineers? Artillery? Medical??

These look like artillery or engineer collar badges, but they all have a cross on them. I'm assuming they're British. Are they badges of a medical branch within that corps? I'd be most grateful for...
Forum: General Topics 18-05-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,482
Posted By derekx
Just downloaded my copy - what a fantastic...

Just downloaded my copy - what a fantastic reference!
I've always been interested in the subtle variations between manufacturers, production runs etc. This is one of the few reference works which...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-03-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By derekx
A medical badge? Or something with a cross?

This badge looked medical enough to spend my money on. The seller didn't know what it was, but suggested it may be Scottish??
It's about 45mm wide, looks to be made of cast white metal, with the...
Forum: General Topics 08-12-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,305
Posted By derekx
There's an RMC badge listed by the same seller...

There's an RMC badge listed by the same seller that I thought looked OK, but having now seen the other items offered by this seller, I think I'll give it a miss.
Forum: General Topics 10-11-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By derekx
Opinion on some items from Brisbane

Maybe the Bulgarian badge sellers have made me suspicious of everything (or just paranoid....)
There are 2 that caught my eye on Feebay today:
An RMC badge with a lug attached over the maker's mark...
Forum: General Topics 20-10-14, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By derekx
Dodgy French seller?

A French seller with zero feedback has posted a few dodgy-looking badges, which unfortunately already have a few bids.
The worst is the large Engineers hat badge, item 281467932327.
Maybe this is...
Forum: General Topics 28-03-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By derekx
I'd agree with Graham - a serviette ring from an...

I'd agree with Graham - a serviette ring from an Officers' Mess. It's customary for a departing officer to present a gift to the Mess on being posted out - this was possibly such a gift.
Derek
Forum: General Topics 16-03-14, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By derekx
Date For Cossum's New Books?

Does anyone have even a vague idea when the new edition of Cossum's references will be released?
The current editions seem to sell for about $100 per volume, and there's a bookseller in Perth...
Forum: General Topics 16-03-14, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By derekx
No idea, haven't seen this one before either. ...

No idea, haven't seen this one before either.
I'd guess a non-military nurse or red cross fob badge.
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 27-02-14, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,164
Posted By derekx
I've looked through both of my reference books on...

I've looked through both of my reference books on Duntroon, and deplorably there's nothing about the evolution of the badge.
Deplorable, because the original badge was designed by one of the first...
Forum: General Topics 27-02-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By derekx
As far as I know, it was just cadet units and the...

As far as I know, it was just cadet units and the Army Apprentice School who wore a khaki beret. Most corps wore the dark blue general service beret. Infantry wore rifle green, buckets wore black,...
Forum: General Topics 20-02-14, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By derekx
Another seller ...

Here's another seller from Bulgaria. To his credit he's posting high-resolution images of the badges, so must be confident of his workmanship. Despite this he already has a few suckers bidding on...
Forum: General Topics 31-01-14, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By derekx
I was (fortunately) outbid on an RMC cap badge...

I was (fortunately) outbid on an RMC cap badge from this seller. Apart from the lugs being a bit rough, it looked genuine enough to sell for over $50. It even had "STOKES MELB" stamped on the back.
Forum: University Regiments, Officer Training Units and Cadets 27-01-14, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,796
Posted By derekx
RMC lapel badge

The RMC lapel badges were an issued item - I was issued one in 1985 (pictured). These were worn with our "recreation dress" (RMC blazer) and as a lapel badge on a suit or jacket when in civvies....
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 09-11-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By derekx
Very nice Mick. Just when you think you've seen...

Very nice Mick. Just when you think you've seen all the Australian medical badges, along comes something like this.
Is this one from the AWM?
Regards, Derek
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 17-07-13, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By derekx
My concern is with the positioning of the lugs. ...

My concern is with the positioning of the lugs. Genuine badges made using proper jigs will have the lugs fixed symmetrically, whereas restrikes done by hand usually have misaligned lugs.
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 16-07-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,662
Posted By derekx
Fake 1902 Rising Sun?

I'm pretty sure this one's a fake, any thoughts?
It's already over $200
eBay item 190868668968

Regards, Derek
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-06-13, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By derekx
Here's the Australian AMC title, about 12mm high....

Here's the Australian AMC title, about 12mm high.
I think India also had an AMC title.
Regards, Derek
Forum: General Topics 22-06-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,997
Posted By derekx
An outstanding lot, many thanks for posting them.

An outstanding lot, many thanks for posting them.
Forum: General Topics 21-06-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,997
Posted By derekx
Thanks Mick. I've seen pics of a similar one...

Thanks Mick. I've seen pics of a similar one mounted on a shako, as below.
Forum: General Topics 21-06-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By derekx
No, it's definitely not a screw post. The...

No, it's definitely not a screw post. The attached pics give a better view. It's a thin-walled hollow metal rod brazed to the back of the badge. I've never encountered this on other badges - only...
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