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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Today, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Frank Kelley
In addition, you can search WO363 and WO364...

In addition, you can search WO363 and WO364 online using his name, as well as his family detail that you are aware of, it would certainly be worth while, if you are fortunate enough to find a match...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Frank Kelley
They are certainly lovely things, but, I think...

They are certainly lovely things, but, I think they were best bought from the RBL when they were originally released, it was nice to simply walk into their branch and just buy one, which I did in the...
Forum: General Topics. 07-07-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Frank Kelley
To answer the second part of your question, I...

To answer the second part of your question, I don't see why not, there are of course two issues, firstly, availability of an example and secondly, the funds needed to make the purchase!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-07-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By Frank Kelley
Even if a persons maths and roman numerals are...

Even if a persons maths and roman numerals are not as they might be, the letter H is a give away.
Forum: General Topics. 07-07-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes, I would be comfortable, although, I seldom...

Yes, I would be comfortable, although, I seldom consider badges that are missing their original fittings, but, at least their remains are there.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-07-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,321
Posted By Frank Kelley
A very handsome piece, although, I bet you wish...

A very handsome piece, although, I bet you wish it was gold.
Forum: General Topics. 07-07-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would leave it alone, you would simply be...

I would leave it alone, you would simply be adding yet another degree that is not original, you still have the remains of the original loops, which is nice to see.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-07-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, I just wondered, given the presence of it's...

Okay, I just wondered, given the presence of it's copper loops, they are normally the first thing to go.
Forum: General Topics. 07-07-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not surprised.

Not surprised.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-07-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Frank Kelley
That is in quite remarkable condition, where and...

That is in quite remarkable condition, where and when was it dug?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-07-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Frank Kelley
Yes, it is something that you do see on occasion,...

Yes, it is something that you do see on occasion, many years ago I had a number of badges that had spent decades exposed in a smoke filled room within a bar in Johannesburg that appeared similar, I...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By Frank Kelley
Is that not a poem written by a certain Private...

Is that not a poem written by a certain Private Baldrick?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-07-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would say a very pleasing...

From the photographs, I would say a very pleasing find, apart from the patination, I would certainly be quite happy.
Forum: Military Buttons 06-07-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,472
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, many thanks gentlemen, I think I can...

Okay, many thanks gentlemen, I think I can reasonably assume that the use of this particular back stamp is likely to have been brought about by the size of the particular buttons upon which it was...
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,472
Posted By Frank Kelley
Anyone, any thoughts on the use of this back...

Anyone, any thoughts on the use of this back stamp?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-07-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, many thanks, just from the photographs, my...

Okay, many thanks, just from the photographs, my thoughts would be that it is interesting to note the first flaw, on the first letter T in the word Scottish, which appears to be so much worse on the...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-07-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very clearly, something becomes extant at the...

Very clearly, something becomes extant at the particular point in time that it was actually manufactured, the issue here is that point in time.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-07-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By Frank Kelley
The badge concerned certainly predates the...

The badge concerned certainly predates the interwar war period.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-07-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By Frank Kelley
Also, does the badge on the blue background have...

Also, does the badge on the blue background have a plate to it's reverse?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-07-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By Frank Kelley
I'd forgotten about this thread, okay, so the...

I'd forgotten about this thread, okay, so the badge with the blue background and the second flaw, next to the cross, is spurious, but, the others are original?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-07-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By Frank Kelley
"Made from brass and from the First World...

"Made from brass and from the First World War":confused:
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 30-06-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,370
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not a badge that I would rush to buy without it...

Not a badge that I would rush to buy without it being in a group to a particular soldier, preferably with an AB64, notwithstanding, you do see plenty of examples that were made in both North Africa...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-06-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, I see, well fifty quid was certainly a...

Okay, I see, well fifty quid was certainly a bargain.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-06-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By Frank Kelley
Agreed, it is nice and scarce.

Agreed, it is nice and scarce.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-06-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Frank Kelley
Was it expensive?:eek:

Was it expensive?:eek:
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