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Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-01-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By gpag2
Thanks Mick I would class this as scarce ...

Thanks Mick
I would class this as scarce

Regards
Gary
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-01-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By gpag2
WWII Enemy Raids Precautions Service Canberra Badge

Picked this up last year. Nice addition to my ARP side of collecting.
Enemy Raids Precautions Service Canberra Badge mounted on a piece of ASM ribbon. Left as found.

Regards
Gary
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 23-10-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By gpag2
I would say sweetheart badge in silver. There is...

I would say sweetheart badge in silver. There is a nice variety of Rising Sun Sweetheart badges with stars. Most likely WWII era....

Regards
Gary
Forum: Off topic 15-10-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By gpag2
without a makers mark can be very hard to pin...

without a makers mark can be very hard to pin down a date. As this type of lighter has been around since 1912 and copies were made even back in those days. Your lighter is similar style and shape to...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 10-09-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By gpag2
Yes it was a bit over the top. Glad I did not pay...

Yes it was a bit over the top. Glad I did not pay that much for mine
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 09-09-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By gpag2
They do come up from time to time - nice badge...

They do come up from time to time - nice badge but this one appears to have a damaged pin to rear.....

Regards
Gary
Forum: General Topics 04-07-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By gpag2
Hi Rob, I don't have any of the badges and have...

Hi Rob,
I don't have any of the badges and have limited knowledge on them but an interesting read from Trove article - white metal Badge - https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/22365706

also...
Forum: Off topic 21-06-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By gpag2
This may explain: When editing or resizing this...

This may explain:
When editing or resizing this particular image in Windows, we would know to rotate it 90 degrees anti-clockwise, so that when it's uploaded to a website, it would be displayed...
Forum: Off topic 06-05-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By gpag2
nice lot GTB - thanks for showing

nice lot GTB - thanks for showing
Forum: Off topic 04-05-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By gpag2
No cure

Yep - even with all the Rising Sun badges I still had to get this 2/8 Battalion Sweetheart badge
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 30-04-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By gpag2
I have no idea if it's original or repro -...

I have no idea if it's original or repro - someone else up here may be able to help with that. But I do like the look of it. According to Flying Tiger Antiques it's a: Very Rare British-Made WWII...
Forum: Off topic 21-04-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By gpag2
the collecting disease

pretty sure I have it - don't think they have a cure.

Regards
Gary
Forum: Off topic 16-03-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By gpag2
Victorian Golf Association War Medallion

I don't go into collecting golf trophies but back in 2014 I just had to have, soldier smoking a cigarette with rifle slung over his shoulder. I purchased the first one in September 2014 from a guy in...
Forum: Off topic 27-02-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By gpag2
Fantasy Item: W2 RARE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SWAN REGIMENT BUGLE

If you after a fantasy item then here is a nice one...

W2 RARE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SWAN REGIMENT BUGLE
...
Forum: Other Militaria 05-09-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By gpag2
Works for me..... Had to have a look at the other...

Works for me..... Had to have a look at the other items there selling.... NICE
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-06-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By gpag2
Noticed the ebay change last week but found you...

Noticed the ebay change last week but found you can still bring up old sales.
I use a laptop, they have turned it into a four step process instead of two steps... Open old listing - click see...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 26-03-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By gpag2
Skull and crossed swords - insignia of the...

Skull and crossed swords - insignia of the Kornilov shock regiment.

Regards
Gary
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 27-12-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By gpag2
The badge and fittings are stamped as one piece,...

The badge and fittings are stamped as one piece, the fittings then bent into place and brazed. I have never seen any other badge with this construction either in Australian or British manufacture. It...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 26-12-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By gpag2
Hi bc, Military dealers that I have spoke with...

Hi bc,
Military dealers that I have spoke with in Australia about this badge have all told me English made. I have not seen anything to confirm this. If anyone can come up with information on this...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 25-12-17, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By gpag2
Hi Whistle, your 4th badge I believe is WWI -...

Hi Whistle,
your 4th badge I believe is WWI - English manufacture, and you don't see these come up all that often.....

Regards
Gary
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By gpag2
Large triangle looks like a German mine field...

Large triangle looks like a German mine field warning flag...

Regards
Gary
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 14-07-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By gpag2
Hi Greg, looks like you have a coin button -...

Hi Greg,
looks like you have a coin button - made after an Austrian 20 Kreuzer coin from 1826.
more details on translation per this link:...
Forum: Off topic 11-07-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By gpag2
Hi Derrick, The template is now 15 years old. I...

Hi Derrick,
The template is now 15 years old. I am still running a now every old version of file maker on my computer used only for that purpose. Back in the day we used the software while running...
Forum: Off topic 11-07-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By gpag2
Keeping track of badges owned

Hi Chris,
A few more pics of my data base layout - I have tried to cater for more extra's than I require - at some stage if I ever let go of my collection or if the kids decide not to keep the...
Forum: Off topic 07-07-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By gpag2
thats suppose to read: when I could not go to...

thats suppose to read: when I could not go to sleep
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