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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By mike_vee
Just to add to the confusion I found this on-line...

Just to add to the confusion I found this on-line :

Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97

Lambourne & Co, jewellery, Granville street

From Grace's Guide

"1886 The company was...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 901
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for taking the time to reply Luke. ...

Thanks for taking the time to reply Luke.

I've seen those badges , on reputable dealer sites , so was simply trying to find out if they were genuine.

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 901
Posted By mike_vee
Hi guys , as a 'novice' this "tennis match" has...

Hi guys , as a 'novice' this "tennis match" has my head spinning ! :confused:

Can someone clarify a couple of points for me :

1. Is this "discussion" about specific badges/marks from one period...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By mike_vee
Have you considered contacting the Salvation Army...

Have you considered contacting the Salvation Army to find out about your grandmother ?

Although they are closed at the moment , due to Covid , their website has downloadable information about how...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By mike_vee
An early photo (c.1900) showing the "CC" patch...

An early photo (c.1900) showing the "CC" patch worn on a sleeve.

"...a corps cadet , with CC arm patch".

P.S Neck/collar badges worn were either shield or S.A badge.


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By mike_vee
Found a photo for sale on eBay showing several...

Found a photo for sale on eBay showing several people wearing the badge , have attached a cropped pic of badge.
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Forum: General Topics. 17-01-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the heads up , if I'm using my laptop...

Thanks for the heads up , if I'm using my laptop or computer I 'hover' the mouse over any link and the actual website appears at the bottom of the screen.

I am also very wary of clicking on...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-01-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By mike_vee
Corps Cadet ? SALVATION ARMY - LOWER GRADE...

Corps Cadet ?

SALVATION ARMY - LOWER GRADE CORPS CADET PATCH...
Forum: Military Book and Media Reviews 16-01-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By mike_vee
BBC "One Show" website has lots of background...

BBC "One Show" website has lots of background information.

"The photographs were taken by a French couple, Louis and Antoinette Thuillier during the First World War and are a fantastic and very...
Forum: Other Military Topics 16-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By mike_vee
Thumbs up That number and date would fit in nicely as my...

That number and date would fit in nicely as my 1970 one is G6407. A rough estimate based on the 'numbers' I've seen would suggest about 400 Gold badges were awarded each year but this is purely my...
Forum: Other Military Topics 16-01-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By mike_vee
An unnumbered Gaunt British Legion badge with a...

An unnumbered Gaunt British Legion badge with a capital "B" hallmark could possibly be from 1951/1952 , does it have the Birmingham (anchor) mark ?

I'm guessing that the letters on the bottom of...
Forum: Off topic 15-01-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By mike_vee
This morning I'm searching Militaria but when I...

This morning I'm searching Militaria but when I select UK for item location I get this message :

Pardon our interruption...
As you were browsing eBay, something about your browser made us think...
Forum: General Topics. 14-01-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By mike_vee
My intial thought was the Drag Artists Rifles !...

My intial thought was the Drag Artists Rifles ! :D


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Forum: General Topics. 14-01-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By mike_vee
1st Stiletto Regiment /4th (IV) Catwalk Brigade ...

1st Stiletto Regiment /4th (IV) Catwalk Brigade :- Regimental Motto - "Strike a Pose"

:D:D:D



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Forum: General Topics. 13-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By mike_vee
This thread may be helpful : WWI Metal Wound...

This thread may be helpful :

WWI Metal Wound Stripe (https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48587)


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Forum: Other Military Topics 12-01-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,313
Posted By mike_vee
British Legion Gold Badge - Update

Latest addition to my collection is a nice small 1970 Gaunt 'British Legion' with pin fitting. Picked up for a very fair price on-line (not eBay).

The small badge was introduced in 1946 and...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-01-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By mike_vee
It could be the seller is was using "Parcel...

It could be the seller is was using "Parcel Collect" (pick up from home/business) and due to staff shortages the Royal Mail have limited the service ?

Their 'Terms and Conditions' state :
...
Forum: Other Military Topics 11-01-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,591
Posted By mike_vee
According to the "MADAME GUÉRIN" website the...

According to the "MADAME GUÉRIN" website the poppy with HF in the center is probably/possibly 1930-1938.

The round label/badge attached to the other poppy is described as "an early official Poppy...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-01-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By mike_vee
Found an old thread on GMIC that suggests...

Found an old thread on GMIC that suggests Singapore .

https://gmic.co.uk/topic/61708-universities-air-squadron-singapore-badge-and-title/?tab=comments#comment-581477

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Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-01-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By mike_vee
Imperial War Museum site appears to have...

Imperial War Museum site appears to have information but it is not working at the moment .

Managed to access a 'cached' page :

" Badge: A facing pair of badges to a Chief Petty Officer of the...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-01-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By mike_vee
Not sure if this is what you're after , but there...

Not sure if this is what you're after , but there is a batch of RN badges for sale on eBay that includes this one :

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Forum: The Home Front 09-01-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 638
Posted By mike_vee
Examples of 'Rescue' . 'Light Rescue' and 'Heavy...

Examples of 'Rescue' . 'Light Rescue' and 'Heavy Rescue' shoulder titles can be seen here :

https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/shoulder-titles--flashes.html

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Forum: Other Military Topics 08-01-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 10,591
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Michael , sometimes it is difficult to judge...

Hi Michael , sometimes it is difficult to judge photos because of angle/light .

The ones shown are different from those the Poppy sellers sold in 2013 but they look similar to the ones available...
Forum: Forum Operation 07-01-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By mike_vee
Found an article By CAPT. FRANK COX, R.M. from...

Found an article By CAPT. FRANK COX, R.M. from the 1946 edition of "The Globe and Laurel" (The Journal of the Royal Marines).

"In my recent visit to Singapore I had opportunity of seeing the very...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 06-01-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 900
Posted By mike_vee
Nice badge , I haven't come across any...

Nice badge , I haven't come across any information about 'N.E.S' in any of the books I've read. The "Associated War Comrades" is also an usual title , so I'm wondering if the 'S' refers to Society ?...
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