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Forum: General Topics. 31-03-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,675
Posted By KLR
When I was a boy I collected 1914 infantry...

When I was a boy I collected 1914 infantry (cavalry were far too expensive even then) which I finally completed. I had a small collection of KLR badges but there was then a gap of 25 odd years when...
Forum: General Topics. 28-03-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,675
Posted By KLR
I collect as it says....

I collect as it says....
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 26-03-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By KLR
WANTED - red/scarlet cord boss

I have the metal badge but need the boss for underneath it !
thanks
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-03-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By KLR
There were very few 'theatre made' badges in the...

There were very few 'theatre made' badges in the 1stWW but loads made in India, Egypt and Italy during the 2nd.
Determinig where they came from is difficult but they are nice TM badges
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-03-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By KLR
I still think the first one (of your list) is...

I still think the first one (of your list) is good
no 2 is rubbish
I will not dignify to comment on nos 3 and 4
(there are a number of Hall Marked silver brooches with maker I think RL)

oh yes,...
Forum: General Topics. 20-03-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By KLR
I can link to my museum so am writing about Roman...

I can link to my museum so am writing about Roman coins.
Otherwise, I'm researching the 123 Coy MGC
Also writing about London theatres.
Also studying badges (particularly verifying LPL Pals)
Oh -...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-03-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By KLR
Yes, I did provide the description in the earlier...

Yes, I did provide the description in the earlier thread but here's the official heraldic description


The crest of the Earls of Derby: “On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, an eagle (l),...
Forum: General Topics. 18-03-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By KLR
Gaunt moved their operations to Birmingham in...

Gaunt moved their operations to Birmingham in 1964 (or was it '63). The Lpl Irish officers badge had this mark - but only worn between 1964 to 1967. I know mine (in a laarge font) is genuine because...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-03-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By KLR
B*****Ks

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1947-Kings-Regiment-Liverpool-Rifle-Volunteers-Officers-Battledress-Blouse-
Cap/223946484677?hash=item3424402bc5:g:nDcAAOSw59pebR~U


If it's not a mistake for post war...
Forum: General Topics. 13-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By KLR
The Pals badge is that made by Elkingtons in 1914...

The Pals badge is that made by Elkingtons in 1914 - as a partner to the silver version - the dies are the same ! It /they are' unofficial' but since the king was happy so was the WO.
The first OR's...
Forum: General Topics. 10-03-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By KLR
Thanks but it has my grandmother's initials on...

Thanks but it has my grandmother's initials on the back. Actually I didn't know we had it until recently. Anyway, I thought it was an interesting trio.
Forum: General Topics. 09-03-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By KLR
family fun

Here are the two badges that my grandfather wore in the 2nd WW - and grandmother's brooch to boot!


(sadly there are no [KLR] badges of his from the 1st WW)
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-03-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By KLR
Sorry, I think I posted the wrong reference -...

Sorry, I think I posted the wrong reference - it's this one
Guards Machine Gun Corps. Badge, cap, WM with vertical shank. Pattern 3220/1917, sealed 28.03.1917. [i]...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By KLR
Here's the proof - from War Office archives (I...

Here's the proof - from War Office archives (I don't know much about Guards either - they clearly changed the name to Battalion later. The 'photographic evidence' came from Gds Mus)


Guards...
Forum: Headdress 21-02-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By KLR
Well done (apart from that I wouldn't buy...

Well done


(apart from that I wouldn't buy anything I couldn't see - at least two of the 'Liverpool Collection' are fakes)
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-02-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 98
Posted By KLR
‘V’ (The Liverpool Scottish) Coy, 5th/8th (Vol) Bn The King’s Regt,

There were two officer's HMS badges issued for this unit- MoD Pattern 28136/1993 – 1992, .

I am after the first issue;

-Superimposed on St Andrew’s cross the White Horse of Hanover standing on...
Forum: General Topics. 16-02-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By KLR
Conversely many units did not get QC badges until...

Conversely many units did not get QC badges until the 1960s !
Forum: General Topics. 14-02-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By KLR
There are lists of Indian badge makers at the...

There are lists of Indian badge makers at the British Library - I've been meaning to copy it out and paste it here for years.
Thank you for giving me a kick up the memory lane ....... - I will do it!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-02-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By KLR
Welcome. Great ! If you log it with the PAS then...

Welcome. Great ! If you log it with the PAS then we'd know where and why we find these things - it's not just ancient treasures.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-02-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By KLR
Although I cannot contribute to the discussion on...

Although I cannot contribute to the discussion on 'modern' badges, there is a long history of officer's badges with sliders.
I know of a HM silver Lpl Pals one and there are a few Lpl Irish (1939...
Forum: General Topics. 07-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By KLR
When I was a boy I collected everything there...

When I was a boy I collected everything there was. Firstly all Lancashire regiment badges - then they went, then I collected only KLR but then collars buttons etc went and now it's just cap badges !
Forum: General Topics. 07-02-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By KLR
I saw this interesting thread the oher day but...

I saw this interesting thread the oher day but didn't have time to contribute until now.



I collect “cap badges” of the King’s – from 1881 to 1958/1967 – officers, ORs, regular, Volunteer Bns,...
Forum: General Topics. 07-02-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By KLR
Yes CB - you've hit it on the nail! I use the...

Yes CB - you've hit it on the nail!
I use the word provenance - say - about badge which has the name/initials of the original / former owner of said item (I have a few KLR examples).

I think I'm...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-02-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By KLR
Very nice Gaunt made (& marked) S&G officer's...

Very nice Gaunt made (& marked) S&G officer's badge.
I assume it is the "smaller" version - can't remember when it appeared (too modern for me I think)
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-01-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 125
Posted By KLR
Actually, reversed quote marks do exist on these...

Actually, reversed quote marks do exist on these badges - particularly on Die 16 (I have classified 23 various dies for this Pattern). Your 7th Bn badges is Die 7 - which was only used for TF...
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