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Forum: General Topics. 03-08-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By Sonofacqms
Marksman's badges

The frame I have added has not been opened since it was put together in the early part of the last century, all awarded to Charles Malschinger who served in 3rd Middlesex Artillery Volunteers and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Sonofacqms
Brian, Long time, no see, but good to be able...

Brian,
Long time, no see, but good to be able to comment on this wonderful item you have highlighted, as someone once commented about the "Herts Btn polishing pals" You chaps know your stuff.

I...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 28-07-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Sonofacqms
East Suffolk Police Badge

I am in no way a collector of Police badges, but I would say this one is a good one.

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool I/SB

Indian Stretcher Bearer?

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool 4th Gurkha Rifles OSD

Thanks for the update on yet more fantasy items, the range of British and Colonial badges is so vast that the unscrupulous can manufacture "rare" items that can only be exposed by specialist...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool RE's

Jerry, the first badge I had was a KC GviR RE cap badge which I found in a drawer in my Grandparents house in 1952.

It was one worn by my Father, the former CQMS who I quote on my avatar, I...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 27-07-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By Sonofacqms
WW2 Royal Engineers Brass Cap Badge

Jerry I thought you have this one "buttoned up", really scarce item:D

Rob
Forum: Indian Badges 17-07-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool JODHPUR LANCERS MGS

I may be totally wrong, but this badge looks to me like something that has been knocked up by someone in a shed, supposedly worn by officers the quality does not look anything that would have been...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-07-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Cambridgeshire Regt badges

I think living in Cambridgeshire I am used to seeing these badges and very often they are in excellent condition, little polishing, no wear as they were never worn by regular units.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-07-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Cambridgeshire Regiment

Two original Cambridgeshire Regiment cap badges IMO, the first I think is probably WWII manufacture, the one without the "E" appeared early in WWII while the 1st Btn were at Weeting Hall in Norfolk...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Printed WWII shoulder titles

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I am looking for WWII infantry.

Thanks for looking.

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-07-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Sonofacqms
Printed WWII shoulder titles

I am currently looking for printed WWII shoulder titles, any spares PM me, I can buy or offer exchanges.

Rob
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 13-07-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 426
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Royal Marine Artillery cap badge

I have never seen a Royal Marine Artillery cap badge with E-W loops, so I cannot really comment as to the authenticity of them. All the Royal Marine Artillery cap badges I have had came from an old...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool TF economy

Thanks Alan, a rare badge and one I have been chasing ever since.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool Northants 1916

Apologies for my previous post, the badge with the long key I should have said was the Victorian design, as an aside my younger cousin once in the late 1950's showed me a box of badges his...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-07-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Northamptonshire 1916 economy cap badge

There was indeed economy badges for the Northamptonshire Regt in gilding metal (brass), the badge with the long key which was Victorian, the post 1900 with the universal three turret castle and also...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-07-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool 58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

Thanks again chaps for your advice which varies as you all have different views on how best badges look in a collection, I may give it a gentle clean with one fluid or another on the reverse to start...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Sonofacqms
58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

Thanks chaps for your thoughts, do you think a good soaking in white spirit vinegar may produce some good results or should I try some other method?

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Sonofacqms
58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

Two more photos, I hope they are clearer.

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By Sonofacqms
Question 58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge 1874-81

I bought this 58th Foot (Rutland) officers collar badge which as you can see has had the top and bottom scrolls blackened as is the reverse.

These scrolls should be silver gilt, anyone have an...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-07-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By Sonofacqms
Cool RMLC

Excellent item, thanks Luke, it explains why the badge is scarce.

Rob
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 30-06-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By Sonofacqms
LRDG

Must be a big folder:rolleyes:

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Sonofacqms
Smile Souvenir hat

Nice find, some good honest formation signs there.

Rob
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 19-06-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By Sonofacqms
NZ Machine Gun Corps

All NZ Machine Gun Corps illustrated in "Regimental badges of New Zealand" have "NZ" below the machine guns.

Does your badge show any signs of having "NZ" broken off?

Rob
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-06-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Sonofacqms
Talking Revised price!

An arm badge as worn pre 1953 by a Regimental quartermaster-corporal and Farrier quartermaster-Corporal of the Household Cavalry.
Also worn by the Quartermaster-sergeant of the Foot Guards.

This...
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