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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 03:26 AM
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Posted By dumdum
All roads lead to the Legion!

Hi Terry

Thanks for your message. Incredible to think that all these associations could exist but maybe that is human nature!

Clearly some were much larger than others, such as the Comrades.
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
British Legion and "friends"!

Hi Mike

This talk of the Comrades caused me to go through the collection of the "others".

While some may have co-existed alongside the Legion, many would have come and gone by the time it came...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
Just looking down the list of makers of the...

Just looking down the list of makers of the Comrades badges I see several (Batty, Fattorini & Hood) who made the National Association of Discharged Soldiers & Sailors.

As this association seems to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
Hello Mike You might tire of me saying this...

Hello Mike

You might tire of me saying this but it is sincerely mean it when I say that I do learn so much from your posts!

This will all be filed away in my memory banks, believe me.

When I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
And I see that one of my Irish Comrades badges...

And I see that one of my Irish Comrades badges has five digits so bang goes that theory....:rolleyes:
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Interesting as always to see what...

Hi Mike

Interesting as always to see what you can dig up!

I've put together some of my Comrades badges for comment. I've attempted to keep them in the order I photographed them in regarding...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Agreed. It would be nice to find ALL...

Hi Mike

Agreed. It would be nice to find ALL the matching items and that would certainly help solve that issue.

I posted a photo of a large Comrades badge, number 255 I think. If we assume that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
I see that there is a space for badge number but...

I see that there is a space for badge number but it has been left blank.

Nevertheless there is a number, top right! Badge number and membership number?

Also it cost 1/6d to stay...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-07-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
Comrades of the Great War badge and card

Hi

Here is a Comrades membership card and an associated badge that I've previously posted but might be of interest to those who've not seen one.

After my post about the impossibility of trying...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-07-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and others with an interest in the...

Hi Mike and others with an interest in the Comrades,

Yes, a bit like the BL, the association numbers have gone long ago.....:(

I bought an SWB and a Comrades badge some time back so I'm...
Forum: The Home Front 21-07-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dumdum
As we used to say in simpler times "Good grief,...

As we used to say in simpler times "Good grief, Charlie Brown...":confused:

Nah, I've spent my budget AND you don't get any biscuits with it!:mad:
Forum: The Home Front 21-07-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dumdum
Hi James Absolutely! It's such a shame that...

Hi James

Absolutely! It's such a shame that we can't "unmask" some of these unsung heroes of the industrial past. I have a Turner Bros badge and their main claim to fame was that ubiquitous...
Forum: The Home Front 21-07-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike The lot that I think you are...

Hi Mike

The lot that I think you are referring to appeared to be from one collection (often photos are taken on the same background). I just didn't bother this time round as there wasn't much...
Forum: The Home Front 20-07-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dumdum
Hi James I must confess that I've chased a...

Hi James

I must confess that I've chased a couple of these but when it gets to "silly money", one is just completely and utterly perplexed.....

I was thinking about the badge for the HM Factory...
Forum: The Home Front 20-07-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dumdum
Now, I'm going to have to get a safe or build a...

Now, I'm going to have to get a safe or build a strongroom....:mad:
Forum: The Home Front 20-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By dumdum
A seriously expensive OWS badge?

Hi all,

I'd put a watch on this one:

https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/154525960908?item=154525960908&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565

I'd previously posted a photo of my example which cost me...
Forum: Other Military Topics 19-07-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,678
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Funny you should mention this as I...

Hi Mike

Funny you should mention this as I went to see a friend who does trophies and what should I see on the work bench but a really ancient leather sandbag!

Yep, you could happily overpunch...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 18-07-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By dumdum
Is it just me who immediately thought of Captain...

Is it just me who immediately thought of Captain Blackadder when this was posted?:p

A really nice rare photo by the way!:)
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-07-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,678
Posted By dumdum
Yep, it's a "J".... The full stop in the "J.F"...

Yep, it's a "J".... The full stop in the "J.F" mark is in the middle, just like his registered mark at Birmingham Assay Office.

OK, next puzzler: the medals are struck, assayed under Fenton's...
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,678
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Yet again you deliver the goods! I...

Hi Mike

Yet again you deliver the goods! I really appreciate the effort that you have gone to here. It is really good to have someone you can rely on.

I just went and dug out my "super...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-07-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By dumdum
A nice quality medal:). Probably silver, unlike...

A nice quality medal:). Probably silver, unlike some of the later stuff.:eek:
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-07-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,678
Posted By dumdum
Yep, Thomas Fattorini. Mark from 1909 to 1938. A...

Yep, Thomas Fattorini. Mark from 1909 to 1938. A big maker of this kind of stuff, so why the overstamp.

Would this have been legal at the time?
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-07-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,678
Posted By dumdum
OK, this is what the overstamp should be. The...

OK, this is what the overstamp should be. The mark of Alfred Roden & Sons (1922-49).

Found on fobs (like this one!) and other small items.

Still trying to work out what the other, obliterated,...
Forum: Other Military Topics 18-07-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,678
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and others Here are three BL "bits"...

Hi Mike and others

Here are three BL "bits" that I've had for some time. The Life Member is included more for scale but you might like to comment as to a vague dating for it.

The Challenge...
Forum: Other Militaria 16-07-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By dumdum
Amazing! You just wonder where it has been for...

Amazing! You just wonder where it has been for the last 100 or so years:confused:. Any Govt "crowsfoot" marks?
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