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Forum: General Topics. 28-08-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Yes Luke, these were first produced in 2003. You...

Yes Luke, these were first produced in 2003. You could buy the "set" (ie 13 editions) or individually for the years required. But by 2008 Bryan had sold only 20 copies !
To help promote this...
Forum: General Topics. 28-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi Peter Yes, I believe he was. He did have an...

Hi Peter
Yes, I believe he was. He did have an amazing collection of old photos and prints etc I wonder where all these went ? He also re-published a full run of "Dress Regs" from 1822 to 1894...
Forum: General Topics. 28-08-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Jeff Mc William
DP&G Publications

Hi Andy
As far as the book is concerned, that is about all I can tell you at the moment.
Bryan was a decent man, but very secretive ; (I only learnt of his death via a third party). In all the time...
Forum: General Topics. 28-08-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi Andy Unfortunately this publication is no...

Hi Andy
Unfortunately this publication is no longer available. The publisher, ie Bryan Martin of DP&G Publishing sadly died last year and his one man firm was wound-up. Where all his assets and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Inkermann

Hi all
Yes, the "Inkermann" spelling was also used on the British Crimea medal. Also "Balaklava" and "Sebastopol" were the contemporary English usage. Nice and interesting item aged. Thanks for...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 23-08-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Very nice Greg. They are usually cast brass and...

Very nice Greg. They are usually cast brass and not plated .. but this is a nice example. I have seen another which had ; "Infantry Mounted Officer" on the garter in place of the motto and some...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-08-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi Fante According to my records, badge n.1...

Hi Fante
According to my records, badge n.1 should be about 51mm X 45mm give or take, probably due to manufacturer's differences. (slightly different from yours but still within tolerance)
badge...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi Fante I am not sure which Web-site you are...

Hi Fante
I am not sure which Web-site you are getting these pictures from, but badge number 3 is a fake Other Ranks Glengarry badge circa 1852 to 1871 (according to Bloomer). I must say it has been...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-08-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Well I don't know about the badge, but the hat...

Well I don't know about the badge, but the hat looks ok for a "tenner" !
Forum: General Topics. 13-08-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Yes, me too. A nice first pattern badge. Regards...

Yes, me too. A nice first pattern badge. Regards Jeff
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-08-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Chay Sorry if you think I was being a bit of...

Chay

Sorry if you think I was being a bit of a "smart-arse" … I was only trying to help by eliminating one possible suggestion.
One other thing I can think of .. if your bugle is yellow-brass...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-08-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi again Chay As promised, a pic of the RMLI...

Hi again Chay
As promised, a pic of the RMLI bugle as worn atop of the Glengarry badge.
As you can see here, it is literally a "stringed bugle" … ie rope used in lieu of ribbon. Also it is knotted...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-08-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi Chay I am inclined to agree with Rob, it is...

Hi Chay
I am inclined to agree with Rob, it is not the same pattern one usually associates with the PT RMLI badge although I see it does have NS lugs. If I can find a pic of this bugle in my notes I...
Forum: General Topics. 05-08-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Further Details

Yes Simon, a good "find". My source was "American Medals & Decorations" by Evans Kerrigan, pub. Mallard Press. NY 1990 :
The first ribbon might be better called USA Campaign Medal WW2. This had no...
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Citation Honour

Yes. Thanks Leigh & CB. And well deserved too !
Forum: General Topics. 04-08-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Can't make out the ribbon bar ?? Is it USA ? ...

Can't make out the ribbon bar ?? Is it USA ? Jeff

PS: In answer to my own question, Yes !

From top & L to R ;
American Campaign Medal.
European, Africa, Middle East Campaigns, USA WW2...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-07-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Jeff Mc William
A sad disfigurement

Hi Larry
Welcome to the forum. Re your "Scotch Brigade" item :
I am sorry to inform you that this is a "cannibalised" fitting taken from an Officer's 94th Foot SBP which has been removed from the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 27-07-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,259
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Ron A very poignant picture considering the...

Ron
A very poignant picture considering the eventual fate of these men. Thanks for sharing.
I too am puzzled with the brass badge .. particularly as so many people say they were not issued to the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-07-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Yes, thanks folks. I thought as much Simon....

Yes, thanks folks.
I thought as much Simon. Leigh ; I see they want 450 for the ebay item, whereas the "Centurion" starting bid is $70 … ( est $100 - $200 ) both look awful ! As you say, they are...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-07-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Jeff Mc William
G.Gds SBP

Hi all
From "Centurion Auctions", Lot 40427 Grenadier Guards SBP E II R grenade, 3" X 4" .
Never seen one of these before … is it real or fantasy ? Regards Jeff


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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi lex Concerning the value of these two pieces...

Hi lex
Concerning the value of these two pieces ; I would guess in excess of 1,000 each. Regards. Jeff
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi Andy Nevertheless, a fantastic "find" don't...

Hi Andy
Nevertheless, a fantastic "find" don't you think !?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-06-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi lex Sorry to disagree with your friend on...

Hi lex
Sorry to disagree with your friend on the foreign forum, but your first SBP is definitely of the Honourable Artillery Company … it says so on the garter !
Despite its name, the HAC is the...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Further facts

Hi lex & btns
Just a few more closing remarks re your excellent research :

(1) According to "Wikipeadia" Nassau was an Independent State from 1806 to 1866.

(2)The reverse of this 1809 Nassau...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By Jeff Mc William
Hi btns Many thanks for the interesting links....

Hi btns
Many thanks for the interesting links. I think you have finally "nailed it" there ; The design on the Nassau Colours in your first link exactly matches the SBP posted by lex.
As for the...
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