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Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 10-03-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,000
Posted By dumdum
Hi all Just doing a bit of searching for one...

Hi all

Just doing a bit of searching for one of my "fav" topics and came across this thread. I had contact with a man who was working on a book of these "unofficial" badges but don't know if it...
Forum: Off topic 10-03-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,956
Posted By dumdum
Best to buy up some of those surplus W(ar)...

Best to buy up some of those surplus W(ar) D(epartment) toilet rolls if they can still be found. Strong, absorbent and guaranteed to wipe the smile off anyone's face.

I heard New Zealand (aka...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 08-03-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By dumdum
Nice badge. A good buy which I would "snap up" if...

Nice badge. A good buy which I would "snap up" if I didn't have one already!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-03-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By dumdum
Hi Maybe already covered this but "MB"...

Hi

Maybe already covered this but "MB" prefix is "Motor Boat".

I have medals (BWM & Vic) to a guy who was on a ship (S.S. Otaki) sunk by a German raider (S.M.S. Moewe). His trade was "Motor...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 04-03-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By dumdum
Hi I picked up a few OCAs some years back...

Hi

I picked up a few OCAs some years back and then got "bitten" by the bug! Amazing the endless variety of them.

Gaunt must have done very well out of the OCAs in their time as just about...
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-02-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By dumdum
A really great effort. A worthy tribute to his...

A really great effort. A worthy tribute to his memory!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 14-02-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By dumdum
I've seen holes like this on small gold and...

I've seen holes like this on small gold and silver fobs. From a conversation years ago, I was told that the "holes" allowed the solder to better "flow" and also made the cleaning of the finished...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-02-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By dumdum
Looks like perfectly genuine, but common, titles...

Looks like perfectly genuine, but common, titles I've seen that have been made in the Far East.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-02-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By dumdum
Whoops...I see you DON'T have the lug!

Whoops...I see you DON'T have the lug!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-02-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By dumdum
Hmmmmmmm....... a tricky one. Do you have the lug...

Hmmmmmmm....... a tricky one. Do you have the lug or is it missing?

Big problem is that it has presumably got all (most?) of its fire gilt remaining. I've had things like this done before and it...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-02-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By dumdum
Could I suggest, and not to confuse things, "W....

Could I suggest, and not to confuse things, "W. B."? I have a friend who signs his surname like that.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-02-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By dumdum
Agreed! I've had a few of these, sometimes...

Agreed! I've had a few of these, sometimes marked with the maker's mark "L.K" standing for "Louis KERR".
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-02-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,445
Posted By dumdum
Many years back a local junk shop had a strange...

Many years back a local junk shop had a strange object that drew my interest although I had no idea what it was at the time.

Imagine a "positive" version of the "NZR" title but cut from a block of...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-02-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By dumdum
As I was once told: "Imagine if you've been...

As I was once told:

"Imagine if you've been knocking out a few thousand of something, the concept of "quality control" does tend to vary from day to day..."
Forum: General Topics. 11-02-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By dumdum
Hi I have a wide range of poppies including...

Hi

I have a wide range of poppies including a rather delicate one that has a label on the "stem" that has some mention of the BL. Also got an old enamel Australian pin back that is even...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-02-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By dumdum
Hi I recall seeing a very similar badge on...

Hi

I recall seeing a very similar badge on eBay that had the base scroll "TANKS" with blue enamel filled. It was also pin-backed.

My feeling is that this one was a Mk 1 (with the "steering...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-02-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By dumdum
Hi Sock Monkey Thanks for that. I think that...

Hi Sock Monkey

Thanks for that. I think that might have been the origin but am not too sure. I suspect that given the large number of "rankers" and others who were old India hands you wonder if...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-02-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By dumdum
Wonder if he had to pay a "kit deficiency" for a...

Wonder if he had to pay a "kit deficiency" for a lost badge....
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 05-02-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By dumdum
Hi A very nice badge using "painting enamel"...

Hi

A very nice badge using "painting enamel" to achieve the effect and detail.

This is much thinner than the normal vitreous enamel, which is closer to fine salt in texture. Many Masonic...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-02-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By dumdum
Hi Sock Monkey, Thanks so much for your...

Hi Sock Monkey,

Thanks so much for your message.

The idea was linked to it but I had been thinking of the Indian arsenal of the same name.

I will, however, take the credit for your...
Forum: Other Militaria 04-02-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By dumdum
Hi all Told you that my memory was...

Hi all

Told you that my memory was unreliable! But you can always borrow money, books, cars and other items from me as I'll always forget to ask for it/ them back.....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-02-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By dumdum
Hi Not a real badge "guru" but there are...

Hi

Not a real badge "guru" but there are some "blobs" on that badge that are just plain "wrong".

Have a look at the "line" to the right that looks like a crack and the cross stroke of the "2"...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-02-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By dumdum
Sock Monkey, VC. This has made me REALLY smile. I...

Sock Monkey, VC. This has made me REALLY smile. I thought my Tommy Catkins avatar was good (see Louis Wain, a true genius of his age) but yours is one better!

Thanks for a "lift" to my day!
Forum: General Topics. 03-02-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By dumdum
Hi Arty My Mum and Dad read (for free) for...

Hi Arty

My Mum and Dad read (for free) for the "talking books" for years. I would like to support your cause so if you have any "on war service" badges (even the common ones), I will buy them from...
Forum: Other Militaria 03-02-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By dumdum
An increasingly unreliable memory makes me think...

An increasingly unreliable memory makes me think of a photo of three WW1 Welsh soldiers wearing the German "Sappenpanzer" body armour, looking at a captured '08/15 machine gun as if they were...
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