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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-09-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Keith Blakeman
It’s fine

It’s fine
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-09-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I thought they were both banned tbh?

I thought they were both banned tbh?
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-09-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By Keith Blakeman
That’s an entertaining read, popcorn time.

That’s an entertaining read, popcorn time.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-08-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Alan’s photo is a bit dark. Here we have a...

Alan’s photo is a bit dark. Here we have a blackened version, a whitemetal one with blades and an ex-Hugh King blackened with an attached scroll, I’ve never seen another.

All Gaunt I beleive.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-08-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Keith Blakeman
The centrepiece looks like a soldered in Black...

The centrepiece looks like a soldered in Black Watch collar.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-08-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By Keith Blakeman
The VB’s in that sale were all genuine and went...

The VB’s in that sale were all genuine and went for silly money. Pity the buyer of the York and Lancs pair, one of which had a broken coronet.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Keith Blakeman
I still wonder why they have two different full...

I still wonder why they have two different full sized SA Honour ones though? I probably wasn't clear but I was putting it out there that the large whitemetal one (and matching fsc) are actually...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Keith Blakeman
The two SA Honour badges are large, a full sized...

The two SA Honour badges are large, a full sized version of the fsc.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Keith Blakeman
And then in BB, pre and post 1905. Why two...

And then in BB, pre and post 1905. Why two patterns for the SA honour badge?
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Keith Blakeman
The generally accepted RB Militia in whitemetal

The generally accepted RB Militia in whitemetal
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-08-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Keith Blakeman
It does match the larger version which is akways...

It does match the larger version which is akways sold as an RB Militia. I do wonder however if there’s a connection to the Tower Hamlets RV 1905-08, I’ve yet to see a photo from that period.

Need...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-08-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 516
Posted By Keith Blakeman
A bag full of the from the Gaunt archives from...

A bag full of the from the Gaunt archives from the NAM Brian. I do have a photo of a 17th London officer waering collars which look like these.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-07-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,919
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Talking Toy soldier swords, my arse.

Toy soldier swords, my arse.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 23-07-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Photo with them worn as collars.

Photo with them worn as collars.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Looks like Lancashire Hussars to me.

Looks like Lancashire Hussars to me.
Forum: General Topics. 01-07-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Keith Blakeman
As if I expect them to state it's rubbish, am I...

As if I expect them to state it's rubbish, am I really that stupid? How about provide an honest service and actually assess what they're selling at to whether its genuine or not and list it...
Forum: General Topics. 01-07-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Keith Blakeman
In my opinion where VB's are involved it's...

In my opinion where VB's are involved it's joining or overlaying two whitemetal parts where an overspill of copper braise can ruin the looks. Silver solder can be used at lower temperatures so no...
Forum: General Topics. 01-07-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Keith Blakeman
But the badge lots in their auction are full of...

But the badge lots in their auction are full of rubbish which they fail to mention.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Keith Blakeman
That is so nice whatever it is.

That is so nice whatever it is.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-06-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Generic Militia too. All really nice.

Generic Militia too. All really nice.
Forum: General Topics. 29-06-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Keith Blakeman
It was a bit annoying, isn’t it held in an empty...

It was a bit annoying, isn’t it held in an empty room too? Glad I got my one lot I was after in the mid-30’s then switched it off.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-06-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,597
Posted By Keith Blakeman
So he bought it for 'his collection' in late...

So he bought it for 'his collection' in late March and then sold it soon after. As a seller medals appear in his feedback pretty much as far back as it goes. Of course ebay is where we all offload...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-06-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Keith Blakeman
Genuine ones are thinner. I only have a cheap...

Genuine ones are thinner. I only have a cheap pair of non-digital calipers so can't help out with actual measurements I'm afraid.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-06-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Keith Blakeman
There does seem to be a lot in common with the...

There does seem to be a lot in common with the Essex one to this example.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284099903109?hash=item4225ac7e85:g:2vYAAOSwl4Ff1pzJ
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-06-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Keith Blakeman
If you have any other titles check the thickness...

If you have any other titles check the thickness for comparison. I bought a dodgy one recently and it was obvious.
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