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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-02-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Frank Kelley
Forgive me, but, I need to ask, what happened to...

Forgive me, but, I need to ask, what happened to Uncle George, did he get through the campaign in 1940 with the BEF?
Forum: General Topics. 28-02-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Frank Kelley
Wow, where did you find that, Jerry, do you know...

Wow, where did you find that, Jerry, do you know the original owners identity?:eek:
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-02-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Frank Kelley
I don't think that I have ever encountered a...

I don't think that I have ever encountered a single example of the regiments FS Helmet badge in white metal, I would certainly be interested to see an original one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Frank Kelley
I find it interesting to note that upon actually...

I find it interesting to note that upon actually leaving Wellington Barracks to embark for Foreign Service in 1939, they were not wearing plumes, I wonder at what part of their very short service in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-02-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Frank Kelley
It would certainly be interesting to see the...

It would certainly be interesting to see the complete photograph, the inage does not enlarge when clinked upon.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-02-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Frank Kelley
"Wingy" things tend to be expensive things as...

"Wingy" things tend to be expensive things as long as you stick with originality or course!:eek:
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-02-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would be very surprised indeed, if they were...

I would be very surprised indeed, if they were actually ever worn by him, why would he wear a collar badge upon SD tunic with a slider?:confused:
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 28-02-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not easy to date unless you know the identity of...

Not easy to date unless you know the identity of the original wearer.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By Frank Kelley
Don't forget to ask for the sellers...

Don't forget to ask for the sellers permission!:eek:
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-02-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,442
Posted By Frank Kelley
That is of recent manufacture and completely...

That is of recent manufacture and completely spurious.
Forum: General Topics. 28-02-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 195
Posted By Frank Kelley
In cases such as these, which I tend to find...

In cases such as these, which I tend to find amusing, I always say to myself, what is the alternative and how much will that cost?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-02-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Frank Kelley
I assume that is actually a collar badge that has...

I assume that is actually a collar badge that has been ruined, was it expensive?
I cannot imagine that David himself would have had it altered, but, it may well have ended up in his possession at...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-02-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think there is no doubt that the RAPC you...

I think there is no doubt that the RAPC you mention would certainly have retained his badge whilst attached to the WG, I certainly remember some very colourful staff at Sir John Moore barracks who...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-02-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Frank Kelley
Strange looking badge.

Strange looking badge.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-02-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Frank Kelley
The photographs in the original post are not the...

The photographs in the original post are not the best, the badge appears very well made with a faint crimp mark to the slider.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-02-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By Frank Kelley
It might, although, they would have to be...

It might, although, they would have to be original, quite frankly, I very much doubt if the thought actually occurred to rank and file, in particular in wartime, I can only speak for myself, in...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-02-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Frank Kelley
There seem to be an awful lot of these, always...

There seem to be an awful lot of these, always offered as original, I have to say that I have never really liked them.
Forum: General Topics. 26-02-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Frank Kelley
No shortage actually being offered as original,...

No shortage actually being offered as original, best avoided.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 26-02-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Frank Kelley
I like your plated example, becoming quite hard...

I like your plated example, becoming quite hard to find these days.


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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-02-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Frank Kelley
I hope the remaining contents of the tin...

I hope the remaining contents of the tin mentioned are better than the pair in the photograph, if not, I should return the lot for a refund.:eek:
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-02-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Frank Kelley
Better photographs would certainly help, it...

Better photographs would certainly help, it certainly appears a well made piece.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would not dismiss it as just "bad" although I...

I would not dismiss it as just "bad" although I would say that finding a more pleasing example should not present an issue.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-02-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By Frank Kelley
Eighteen quid with four bidders!:eek:

Eighteen quid with four bidders!:eek:
Forum: Army 24-02-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Frank Kelley
Rank and file wore gilding metal, officers wore...

Rank and file wore gilding metal, officers wore silver, on occasion, in both sizes, but, they also had a very fine die cast copper large version which had a rich mercurial fire gilt finish.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-02-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 353
Posted By Frank Kelley
As a badge, I quite like it, but, there appears...

As a badge, I quite like it, but, there appears absolutely no age to it, whatsoever and a lack of quality when compared with vintage examples.
If members of the regiment actually wore these, then I...
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