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Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Lovely items. Unfortunately the postage rates...

Lovely items. Unfortunately the postage rates and customs surcharges have stopped me buying anything from anywhere other than the U.K. or Europe these days.
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I thought C & T were going to be the saviours of...

I thought C & T were going to be the saviours of military badge auctions not so long ago?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 24-05-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Keith Blakeman
These are quite common, they must have made...

These are quite common, they must have made others but I've yet to see any marked ones. Aside from the odd Gaunt one in my collection, the only other marked title I have is a 23rd London by Starr of...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-05-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I had one of these years ago and got rid of it as...

I had one of these years ago and got rid of it as I was told that very distinctive slider style came from a maker of repros of rare badges, territorials, etc.
Forum: General Topics. 05-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By Keith Blakeman
A better photo of one.

A better photo of one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-04-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Keith Blakeman
That 19th is lovely, I would mind it.

That 19th is lovely, I would mind it.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-04-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I posted this one recently but no-one came up...

I posted this one recently but no-one came up with an affirmative answer. If they do then it’s available.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=506721#post506721
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-04-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I was always under the impression that...

I was always under the impression that Westminster Dragoons officers wore a general service bullion badge in their peaked caps.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-04-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I disagree with those being ‘cheap and ropey’ I...

I disagree with those being ‘cheap and ropey’ I have a pair from the Gaunt archives. Strange method of manufacture I’ll admit, mine have no fixings.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-04-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Thank you both.

Thank you both.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-04-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Keith Blakeman
While having a lockdown tidy up I came across...

While having a lockdown tidy up I came across this in my collection without knowing what it actually was. I see you have a couple in your VB/Militia display, is it Militia or a generic VB badge. I...
Forum: General Topics. 19-04-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 858
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I use plastic take away boxes or those plastic...

I use plastic take away boxes or those plastic bags you get at airports for putting liquids through security, I grab handfuls every time I go.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-04-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Keith Blakeman
6th DLI wore a Maltese cross style badge. KK1747.

6th DLI wore a Maltese cross style badge. KK1747.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Another one in the ? box I've come across while...

Another one in the ? box I've come across while sorting.

If the general opinion is that it's OK, I'll be moving it on so happy to take an offer.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-04-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Keith Blakeman
The CSRV (Civil Service) is the only...

The CSRV (Civil Service) is the only Middlesex/London PBP with lettering from the period in question and it's the wrong shape, POW feathers would be the headress badge also.

I think...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Thank you everyone.

Thank you everyone.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Thank you. The Manchester's will be binned.

Thank you.

The Manchester's will be binned.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-04-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Manchester & Northumberland VB Queries

I'm taking the time off to tidy things up and have these two in the ? box, not part of my collecting sphere.

First up a 1st VB Manchester Regt. I really like the metal and strike but the bottom...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-04-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Keith Blakeman
You won't see better examples than these two.

You won't see better examples than these two.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-04-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Keith Blakeman
That's what's confusing me. No Middlesex RV's...

That's what's confusing me. No Middlesex RV's wore a grenade, the closest would have been the 3rd London RV. I'm not aware of a pouch belt of that shape which would have been worn alongside one of...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-04-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Keith Blakeman
How can you be sure they're Middlesex?

How can you be sure they're Middlesex?
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 09-04-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I think he's East Kent Mounted Rifles/Yeomanry...

I think he's East Kent Mounted Rifles/Yeomanry although someone with more knowledge of plume colours may put me right and confirm he's West Kent.
Forum: General Topics. 04-04-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Keith Blakeman
From R.J.Wilkinson-Latham - British Military...

From R.J.Wilkinson-Latham - British Military Badges & Buttons. p62

...." other ranks of regular line regiments were issued in 1871 with a general service button that displayed the royal arms,...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 02-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Northumberland Hussars Badge Die

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NORTHUMBERLAND-HUSSARS-Antique-KINGS-CROWN-YEOMANRY-BADGE-DIE-British-Military/362419078301?hash=item5461dc449d&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&enc=AQAEAAADQFaLcRlGryz8ahUwvqOKAC7Uh0LxSwkK...
Forum: General Topics. 31-03-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By Keith Blakeman
At what date did OR’s stop wearing regimental in...

At what date did OR’s stop wearing regimental in favour of general service buttons. Anything after this ought to officers.

I’ve got hundreds but not one single example is gilt as found on cap...
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