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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-06-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By SemperFi
Terry is outstanding—one of my favorite dealers!...

Terry is outstanding—one of my favorite dealers! ��
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-04-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,728
Posted By SemperFi
Just received Colonel Wood’s the 2nd edition of...

Just received Colonel Wood’s the 2nd edition of “The Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges” and it is superb! It is what Kipling and King could have been had K&K had better access to the research material...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-04-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By SemperFi
Rob, I’m guesstimating that a fixing pin might...

Rob, I’m guesstimating that a fixing pin might have passed though the stud holes. The plate then might have been attached onto a strap. Perhaps a uniform strap or horse furniture? Can’t tell how...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-04-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By SemperFi
What DJ was provided was a quick response to his...

What DJ was provided was a quick response to his query.

However, it appears your expectation of forum responses are that they also magically intuit and reply also to your unasked questions. You...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-04-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By SemperFi
DJ, the seller comes up fairly regularly...no...

DJ, the seller comes up fairly regularly...no secret code or etc. his stuff are just a lot of duff badges. ;) Try forum searches (or Google for the 3 letter terms) on Lovely, Ron Collection, Old...
Forum: General Topics 18-04-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By SemperFi
Thumbs up Superb research, Mike!

Superb research, Mike!
Forum: General Topics 18-04-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 865
Posted By SemperFi
Give Martyn Gilchrist at the Whistle Shop a try. ...

Give Martyn Gilchrist at the Whistle Shop a try.

llb@whistles.force9.co.uk
http://www.whistleshop.co.uk/index.html
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By SemperFi
Atillathenunns, none of the squeezers had an...

Atillathenunns, none of the squeezers had an anomaly that only purists will know? :eek:

Thank you for your detailed answers to my observations—awesome! :) Likewise, thanks for your additional...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 12-04-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By SemperFi
The forum’s downsampling of the resolution make...

The forum’s downsampling of the resolution make it bit difficult to see finer detail but here are the anomalies I see:

1) As Phillip stated, brim edging on ceremonial squeezer. Can’t quite tell—as...
Forum: Off topic 09-04-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By SemperFi
Well done, sir on a life well lived! May you...

Well done, sir on a life well lived!

May you Rest In Peace and Godspeed on your journey into the great beyond.

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Forum: Infantry 13-03-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By SemperFi
Brass Pictou Highlanders - Good Or Bad?

Is this brass Pictou Highlanders a duff? The reverse detail is definitely lacking. Appreciate your input!

Cheers,
Jay

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By SemperFi
Thanks for giving it a look and your opinion,...

Thanks for giving it a look and your opinion, Ron—most appreciated!
Forum: Other Military Topics 07-03-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By SemperFi
Bravo, well done Tim! Please do post an update...

Bravo, well done Tim! Please do post an update when the CWGC headstone is erected!

Best regards,
Jay
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-03-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By SemperFi
Thanks fellas! The front looks consistent...

Thanks fellas!

The front looks consistent with examples that are good, it’s mainly the back that’s got me going hmm. On the flip side, eBay and elsewhere don’t appear flooded with ’em.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By SemperFi
Black Watch Piper’s Plaid Brooch

Not sure on this BW piper’s plaid brooch—opinions welcome!

Couldn’t locate fake examples in threads for comparison. How the casting on the reverse looks is my first cause for questioning it, and...
Forum: Off topic 04-03-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By SemperFi
David Jeffrey, thank you for your kind...

David Jeffrey, thank you for your kind words--made my day! :) When the DVDs arrive and I begin re-watching them, I'll make notes. I originally watched the episodes early in my career and haven't...
Forum: Off topic 03-03-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By SemperFi
Hi D.J., It’s been eons since I watched the...

Hi D.J.,

It’s been eons since I watched the Danger UXB episodes—your posted encouraged me to buy the series on DVD and watch it again…lol—but the technical details were mostly accurate, albeit...
Forum: Off topic 02-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,868
Posted By SemperFi
I’m a retired Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)...

I’m a retired Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with over 30 years of experience. The 1st priority with unexploded ordnance incidents always is protecting lives; the 2nd priority is then...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-03-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By SemperFi
Ron, thanks for your help with the positive...

Ron, thanks for your help with the positive ID—most appreciated! It’s a nice variant for my small BW collection. :)

Jay
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-03-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By SemperFi
BW Brooch - Ron Marsden Question

Ron, were these BW brooches used exclusively for kid’s glengarries like your example in post 115?

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=450302&highlight=Brooch#post450302
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Forum: General Topics. 28-02-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SemperFi
Was thinking just that when I posted earlier. ...

Was thinking just that when I posted earlier. Definitely, it was a miserable place!

Jay
Forum: General Topics. 28-02-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By SemperFi
Luke, PM sent. :)

Luke, PM sent. :)
Forum: General Topics. 28-02-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By SemperFi
Shots of Highway 80, “The Highway of Death,” and...

Shots of Highway 80, “The Highway of Death,” and some of the many well fires.

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Forum: General Topics. 27-02-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By SemperFi
Yes! Fantastic idea, Luke—thank you for...

Yes! Fantastic idea, Luke—thank you for considering taking on this project!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 18-02-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By SemperFi
Paul, thanks for the hearty laugh you brought me...

Paul, thanks for the hearty laugh you brought me with your post! :D

Jay
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