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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:51 PM
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Posted By dumdum
Hi Ypres Interesting item. If it helps, the...

Hi Ypres

Interesting item. If it helps, the "Sevastopol" battle honour is struck, whereas the silver backing plate is hand-engraved. You probably knew this anyway....

What appear to be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 97
Posted By dumdum
And post-1953 from the crown.

And post-1953 from the crown.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-01-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By dumdum
Thanks Leigh. Really interesting! They must have...

Thanks Leigh. Really interesting! They must have been a real sight: French tanks, German helmets, Martini-Henrys (or Sniders for the reserve....). Wonder what the uniforms were? Redcoats dyed...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By dumdum
Thanks, guys. Yes, I got curious after my post...

Thanks, guys. Yes, I got curious after my post and went and read about what had been unearthed.

While it's still one of those "how the heck did that end up there?" tales, I can see that there...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-01-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By dumdum
What a tale it would tell if it could! I was...

What a tale it would tell if it could! I was amazed to read a few years back of the "finds" in Kabul (?) scrap yards- French FT-17 light tank(s?) and a British Hawker Hind...

What else must be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By dumdum
Oh and I forgot. That "A.E. & O.T.I" might lead...

Oh and I forgot. That "A.E. & O.T.I" might lead you somewhere after all. "T. I" is possibly "Technical Institute" if that helps....:)
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By dumdum
Hi I had some pages copied from a Fattorini...

Hi

I had some pages copied from a Fattorini catalogue showing these. That curious long lapel fitting (visible in one photo) that is much larger than the standard half moon affair is of some...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-01-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By dumdum
I'll look up the maker for you when I get a mo'....

I'll look up the maker for you when I get a mo'. I'd take a guess that it may be some type of lodge item and the "A D" could indicate a current or past post within the lodge or order.

For example,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-01-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
I see that the badge that was the subject of my...

I see that the badge that was the subject of my original post just made a tad over AUD$361...

So let's see, my three examples at AUD$360 each makes....:rolleyes:
Forum: The Home Front 16-01-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By dumdum
And re-painted, or maybe re-enameled? :D

And re-painted, or maybe re-enameled? :D
Forum: The Home Front 15-01-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By dumdum
And it has a couple of bids on it... :confused:...

And it has a couple of bids on it...
:confused:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224781983...53.m1438.l2649

Now where is some of that old enamel paint....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-01-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
Here are the other two Western Australia RSA...

Here are the other two Western Australia RSA badges.

There is some sinking to the reverse of one badge but I suspect that this is from the force used to strike the badge, given that there is a...
Forum: The Home Front 12-01-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and Tim Yep, enamelled...with Dulux...

Hi Mike and Tim

Yep, enamelled...with Dulux household gloss enamel....

Left over from when Dad painted the outdoor privvy.....:)
Forum: The Home Front 12-01-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By dumdum
Hi I'm happy to post pics of all the plated...

Hi

I'm happy to post pics of all the plated ones I have, although it may be better to just post numbers and makers but whatever the consensus is, just let me know.

The 1916 badge seems to have...
Forum: The Home Front 12-01-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,819
Posted By dumdum
Yikes! The "Q.C." department was napping at the...

Yikes! The "Q.C." department was napping at the switch that day! Look at the way that the centre has been blanked out.

Not seen one like that before!:eek:
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-01-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
Here are two photos of one of my WA RSA badges....

Here are two photos of one of my WA RSA badges. The others have eluded me for the moment but I'll post those who they decide to put in an appearance...

Maker reads as "CARIS" in large, crude...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-01-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
Hi Tim and Mike I think I have at least...

Hi Tim and Mike

I think I have at least three of these so I'll dig them out and see what they look like. They all came from WA as you might guess!

My reason for questioning this was that it...
Forum: Other Militaria 11-01-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By dumdum
Isn't there a story about the Allies having very...

Isn't there a story about the Allies having very few up to date maps of the Peninsula when they landed or is this just another "myth"?

I once owned a canvas backed map with heaps of pin holes in...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-01-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By dumdum
AIF Western Australia RSA badge

This one drew my attention when I was searching "that" site:
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-01-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By dumdum
Hi I was going to suggest some kind of...

Hi

I was going to suggest some kind of fraternal order.

Some items like this are solid, cast pieces and sometimes struck and soldered to a separate piece.

The two small sweat holes tell me...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-01-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By dumdum
Hi John Interesting badge. The pin back...

Hi John

Interesting badge. The pin back arrangement looks Continental or maybe Middle Eastern. That empty square (top left on your pic) may have had a stone of some sort in it at some time....
Forum: General Topics. 04-01-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By dumdum
Hi I use the services of a retired jeweller...

Hi

I use the services of a retired jeweller but he tells me that you can easily do this with:

-a propane torch (one of those chef's thingies for doing desserts will do)

- a solder block...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-01-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I think you might just have nailed...

Hi Mike

I think you might just have nailed this! Many thanks! The pin back should have told me that it was for a woman to wear and how many service badges are real silver anyway?

The Y.W.C.A. a...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-01-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By dumdum
NZE badge?

Hi folks

I was sent this badge some time back but can't seem to find out anything about it.

It is silver, 55mm from tip to tip and bears the mark "M & K". I suspect that it is WW2 and was...
Forum: General Topics. 04-01-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By dumdum
Hi Thanks for your question. From what I...

Hi

Thanks for your question. From what I observed the loop (or lug or slider) is heated first to allow the solder to flow onto this piece.

Then heat the badge and bring the loop,etc. into...
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