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Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By bess55
I've just learned by too many mistakes Steve! Ha...

I've just learned by too many mistakes Steve! Ha ha!
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 20-08-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By bess55
Steve, I also saw this small lot. The RDG badge...

Steve, I also saw this small lot. The RDG badge I believe is probably 'new metal' not anodised aluminium. It has a makers mark of London Badge & Button company on the slider.

I'm fairly certain...
Forum: General Topics 13-08-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By bess55
Correct backings?

Norman - I've had these Northern Rhodesia/Zambia badges for a while now and cannot seem to confirm if the backings are correct. Can you enlighten me at all on the attached.? These backings did come...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-08-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By bess55
Presumably its the silver plating that increased...

Presumably its the silver plating that increased the original retail price? Even being officers cap badges, 25 sounds a lot for 1981.

The profit margins were variable . . .
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-08-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By bess55
Thanks Bob. The one I acquired amongst an 'all...

Thanks Bob. The one I acquired amongst an 'all sorts' bag years ago is indeed as Wooffy described 'The Merlin Patrol'.

And that means absolutely nothing to me I'm afraid.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 03-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By bess55
Mark - good work mate, this badge is indeed...

Mark - good work mate, this badge is indeed illusive and took me ages to locate too. I've seen the colouring described as blue and black. In truth mine does look black on the strap. This badge does...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By bess55
Thanks Mike, you're spot on I reckon. The...

Thanks Mike, you're spot on I reckon.

The device of the 'Cyrus cylinder' is on the medal as you say. So I would suggest a cultural/celebratory medal of some sort for the anniversary of the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By bess55
Thanks Dave - Iran or Iraq must have been the...

Thanks Dave - Iran or Iraq must have been the only countries I had dismissed because of the coat of arms. However you quite right, they are:-

'Imperial Coat of Arms of Iran under the Pahlavi...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-08-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By bess55
Unknown

Gents, whilst I fully appreciate that the attached is neither British or a badge (but a medal), I thought I'd put out there as it's another oddment that's been in my possession for ages and cannot...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By bess55
Excellent - thanks Marc & Wooffy. That's 2...

Excellent - thanks Marc & Wooffy.

That's 2 out of 3!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By bess55
Thanks chaps, appreciated.

Thanks chaps, appreciated.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By bess55
Thank you chaps. The scouts direction gives...

Thank you chaps.

The scouts direction gives me a start point - thank you Mark

I cant find anything that specifically ties the Latin; 'experience and training' to the larger badge. I think the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By bess55
A few for identification

Gents, three I've had for a while. The gun badge I believe may have been touted here before. The small strip appears military, but cannot identify. The larger badge appears to have some age and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-07-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By bess55
Thanks Tim - yes its a possibility. The...

Thanks Tim - yes its a possibility.

The stags head over the coronet is similar to that seen on the Gordon's but without the wreaths and strap. The depth of the relief is something I have never...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-07-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By bess55
Unknown anodised alluminium

Gents a couple I am struggling to identify.

1. Odd 3 dimensional badge maker marked Gaunt London as we recognise, however I cannot identify its origin/regiment etc. Canadian?

2. Gold thistle...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By bess55
Thanks Tim - I am standing corrected . . .

Thanks Tim - I am standing corrected . . .
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-07-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By bess55
A few bits surplus for sale

Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) blackened metal collars pair - 6 Inc UK postage - SOLD

Blue plastic Royal Marines collars (Stanley made) - 6 Inc UK postage - SOLD

Gloucestershire's Regt white...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-07-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By bess55
Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry and badge

A&S Highlanders Glengarry dated 1958 with white metal badge. Some slight mothing but otherwise in good condition. I've had this since I was a boy. Good makers mark and date. 30 includes UK...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-07-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By bess55
The two grenades appear to be the generic...

The two grenades appear to be the generic fusilier collar badge worn by the RWF.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bess55
Thank you chaps

Thank you chaps
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 07-07-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By bess55
Royal Observer Corp for sale

Silver chrome/new metal Royal Observer Corps cap badge for sale.

10 inc UK postage.

Please PM with interest.

Regards all

Bess
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-07-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bess55
Thank you. I assume its an arm badge, being one...

Thank you. I assume its an arm badge, being one of matching pair? The lion faces the other way on all others Trinity House insignia. Any ides what the flaming torch indicates? (I assume that's...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bess55
Many thanks Laurent.

Many thanks Laurent.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bess55
Ah, excellent - thanks Leigh!

Ah, excellent - thanks Leigh!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-07-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By bess55
Unknown badges

Random selection of some of my unknowns. I know very little about Naval insignia.

Regards all

Bess
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