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Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 26-11-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Police Badges

I have one or two more which father had, Just done a search on this bx of scrap laughingly called a computer foid another board of badges.
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 26-11-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Indian Badges

My father collected these in the late 1940's he gave them to me around 1970, been stuck int front room with all the Canadian & Australian badges ever since. Just out of curiosity I'd like to know...
Forum: General Topics. 22-11-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
No you have to stay in and write 400 times I am a...

No you have to stay in and write 400 times I am a plonker, then its no tea and straight to bed, an no toffee's for a week.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-11-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,049
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Fake Badges

Just been thinking have any of these fakers used the lost wax process. I used that method when I was into Jewelry making
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-11-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,049
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Fake badges

How do they make these fake badges in the first place, it would take a lot of time and engineering skills to make stamps and dies
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-11-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,049
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Fake badges

I have all the Canadian Scottish WW1 my father collected just after wWW2 ended up to 1950, ands I'm dammed certain there are no fakes amongst them. I once asked a dealer how much and he offered me...
Forum: General Topics. 11-11-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Tribute Medal

Thats a new one on me.
As for my health at 88 years theres no hope of any improvement.
I', still pushing blankets back of a morning and not scratin inside of a coffin lid,
I've had words wi the...
Forum: General Topics. 09-11-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Forgotten Memories

I was reminded yesterday by a strange email, that I was a member of this site, after reading that email regarding the Accrington Pals. I tried to find this web site to no avail, the emailer has sent...
Forum: General Topics. 02-05-10, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,490
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Calico Printers

Calico Printers Association (C.P.A.)
46 printing firms formed the association, 32 in England & 14 in Scotland, controlled 85% of the printing, 83 printing machines.
First Chairman was F.F. Grafton...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-11-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,705
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
East Lancs Cap Badge.

This is my uncles East Lancs Cap badge issued to him in October 1914.

Relaw.
Forum: General Topics. 03-10-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,772
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
How did the daughter know who bought the badges...

How did the daughter know who bought the badges and medals. If her father had told her before he died, what took her so long. If her father did'nt tell her, then whats going on, sounds like she's...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-10-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,186
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
wallisandwallis

The web site is playing up, its taking ages t bring up pages and pictures.

Retlaw.
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 28-09-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,839
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
R.C.E.M.E.

Bill.
I've posted two of my fathers for comparison..

Retlaw.
Forum: General Topics 24-09-09, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Excuse my lack of knowledge, but why would a...

Excuse my lack of knowledge, but why would a Canadian Regiment have an Australian symbol on it.

Retlaw
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 19-09-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
QUOTE=Bill A;47357]Hi Recce, Some things "wrong"...

QUOTE=Bill A;47357]Hi Recce, Some things "wrong" with the badge in question: Or's badges were not cast brass, this one is cast. The size appears to be the late / post war die, a bit bigger than the...
Forum: Army 19-09-09, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Hi Andrew Scanned them for you side by side. ...

Hi Andrew
Scanned them for you side by side.
They are near enough the same weight and size but one is shineier than the other.
The one on the left is the shiniest, neither has been cleaned in the...
Forum: Army 18-09-09, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,664
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Are mine the same badges as post nu 3. ...

Are mine the same badges as post nu 3.

Retlaw.
Forum: Army 18-09-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Opinions Please on these South African Badges

Some of my late fathers cap badge collection they were in a box marked South Africans..
Can any one advise me on the best lighting for badges, not all these are as clear as I would like.

Walter
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-09-09, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,560
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
New Zealanders

Don't know if this is the right place to put these.
They are for Jo to look at.
No matter what lighting I use I can never get on camera what I can see, some are always either too dark or too...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Hi Jo aka Morticia. Here is some info on...

Hi Jo aka Morticia.

Here is some info on fife and hopefully a map, the ones from your list are definitely in Fife.
Coastal Artillery Troop, St Andrews
1st Rifle Brigade, Cupar
1st Brigade...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Lurch as in Adams Family. Regards Lurch

Lurch as in Adams Family.

Regards
Lurch
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
[QUOTE=Voltigeur;46993]Hi Retlaw (I'd rather call...

[QUOTE=Voltigeur;46993]Hi Retlaw (I'd rather call you Walter....),

Jo you can call me what you like, I've answered to all sorts of names, my workmates used to call me Lurch. I also answer to ugly...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-09-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Great Story, now I understand. I know the area...

Great Story, now I understand.
I know the area of Fife in Scotland very well having spent many holidays there. Some of the places mentioned are very familiar, Dura Den in particular.
Retlaw.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-09, 09:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,911
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
If it is a Polish Badge, why does a close up show...

If it is a Polish Badge, why does a close up show a thistle,
surely they would have had something to denote tey were Polish.
Retlaw.
Forum: General Topics 13-09-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,979
Posted By Semloh Retlaw
Many thanks for the information, just stuck them...

Many thanks for the information, just stuck them on a card,
the only ones I took notice of were the odds and sods at the bottom.
I've put 1-1 and 4-4 with the Canadians

Retlaw.
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