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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 10-07-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By Mike B
Hello Roy Hoping you are keeping well and that...

Hello Roy
Hoping you are keeping well and that you are all reunited after your long trek.
You are probably aware, but there are several sets of old cigarette cards on the subject of motorbikes - I...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 05-07-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Mike B
I agree with Paul and welcome debate too. I can...

I agree with Paul and welcome debate too. I can disclose my badge (on patch) with die flaw, was traded with Belly who got it from Jack. Jack had acquired a number of items from a Liverpool...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Mike B
For interest, I also attach a silver one -...

For interest, I also attach a silver one - acquired from Bosleys - also for comparison.

I must say, the one shown by Billy is a real cracker - lovely toning!

All the best - Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-07-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Mike B
I like the finish on the one Billy shows. I have...

I like the finish on the one Billy shows. I have a badge (below) which has lost its finish. It had been separated from the title and I was pleased to reunite them as it was said to be acquired that...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-06-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Mike B
Outstanding contribution as ever Jonathan - its a...

Outstanding contribution as ever Jonathan - its a little beauty - thanks for sharing! All the best - Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-06-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Mike B
And of course books take up space, and these days...

And of course books take up space, and these days we have the internet and Forums to bounce ideas around ... but who would be without books?, personally I can not get enough of them; particularly...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-06-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Mike B
Good to hear from you Rafal - hoping you are...

Good to hear from you Rafal - hoping you are keeping well.
Thanks for the clarification.
Mike
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 23-06-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Mike B
Private Message and email sent a little while ago...

Private Message and email sent a little while ago - with thanks
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Mike B
Jon - well done - a great looking item, and in...

Jon - well done - a great looking item, and in good company too by the look of it! If it needs a new home anytime ... ;-)
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Mike B
From my limited knowledge of Korps Insulinde I...

From my limited knowledge of Korps Insulinde I would say it would be a great bet for sure - very nice wing.
Congratulations ...
Mike
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 19-06-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By Mike B
Hi Jon Looking good I would say - not easy to...

Hi Jon
Looking good I would say - not easy to find, but sometimes cut down.
Paul (Belly) kindly took these images for me a while ago.
Please keep us updated - fingers crossed for yoy.
Mike
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-06-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Mike B
Here is the reverse - and image of title in wear.

Here is the reverse - and image of title in wear.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-06-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Mike B
It looks OK to me - standard British manufacture....

It looks OK to me - standard British manufacture. Unsure of exact date of issue. Veteran Ken Oakley of the attached attributed examples was serving in 1944 according to the notes I have. Although...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-06-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Mike B
Very nicely done

Very nicely done
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-06-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Mike B
Excellent Link to the Australian War Memorial...

Excellent Link to the Australian War Memorial Collection thank you - a real treasure trove!
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-06-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Mike B
Keep up the good work Henk - it is a grand...

Keep up the good work Henk - it is a grand legacy.
My IT Skills are pathetic, I can only wonder how a lot of this work is done.
Research is so rewarding in its own right - and the ability to...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Mike B
Many thanks - I was not aware of this book and...

Many thanks - I was not aware of this book and have ordered a copy - thanks for the tip off - Regards Mike
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-06-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Mike B
Henk - you are to be congratulated on the most...

Henk - you are to be congratulated on the most fantastic archive of lineage I have ever seen in over 40 years researching. Obviously a lifetime's work for you. The presentation, detail etc is quite...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 01-06-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Mike B
Yes - a good start - also good advice from Paul

Yes - a good start - also good advice from Paul
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-05-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Mike B
I hope Airborne collectors on here may add...

I hope Airborne collectors on here may add comments - but to get the ball rolling:
Google is a good resource. Also this site which you should fully explore: ...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 26-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 564
Posted By Mike B
Very interesting idea - it is surprising the MOD...

Very interesting idea - it is surprising the MOD do not already copyright these badges. The Royal Marine Globe and Laurel is, I believe, strictly controlled for use on garments etc.

It would be...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Mike B
Indeed Leigh - I believe even the manufacturers...

Indeed Leigh - I believe even the manufacturers box is wrongly paired with that badge ... and even that is falling to bits
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-05-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Mike B
I feel deeply sorry for the buyer - but they need...

I feel deeply sorry for the buyer - but they need to do their homework - it is not an easy apprenticeship as we know:...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-05-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Mike B
Lugs are totally incorrect compared with...

Lugs are totally incorrect compared with attributed examples (excuse me for not sharing images - I prefer to comment on individual items as they crop up rather than share images of what things should...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 12-05-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Mike B
Hello Jon - always something of interest in the...

Hello Jon - always something of interest in the Formation Sign. Good to learn about other areas of insignia collector's interests, in addition to our own specialisms. Mike
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