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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Rob Miller
Just google "bakelite asbestos" and decide for...

Just google "bakelite asbestos" and decide for yourselves if sniffing it is a good way to live a long and pleasant life.

Rob
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Rob Miller
Bakelite is often made with asbestos so if its...

Bakelite is often made with asbestos so if its been "reformed" sniffing it may not be a good idea?

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 10-08-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 425
Posted By Rob Miller
Very sorry to hear this, my condolences to his...

Very sorry to hear this, my condolences to his family.

Rob
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 07-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By Rob Miller
This chap would presumably (judging by the...

This chap would presumably (judging by the bicycle) have been 2/1st Royal 1st Devonshire Yeomanry and is still wearing their cap badge and shoulder titles.

Rob
Forum: Headdress 02-08-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Rob Miller
Nice cap, thanks for sharing the images. Is...

Nice cap, thanks for sharing the images.

Is there a back mark on the buttons?

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Rob Miller
I believe iodine is still used in surgery today,...

I believe iodine is still used in surgery today, and a few years ago when my right thumb had an unfortunate encounter with a 12" circular saw blade they gave me an iodine spray to help it along, so...
Forum: General Topics. 19-07-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Rob Miller
Sadly John is no longer with us. Rob ...

Sadly John is no longer with us.

Rob

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73480&highlight=forsey
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 06-07-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Rob Miller
I've read that some Scottish Regiments had white...

I've read that some Scottish Regiments had white metal versions of their standard gilt buttons made for use by pipers, is it possible this is a pipers badge?

Rob
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-07-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By Rob Miller
Czech? Rob

Czech?

Rob
Forum: Military Buttons 26-06-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Rob Miller
I have a few The Buffs pre 1935 large The...

I have a few

The Buffs pre 1935 large
The Buffs pre 1935 Medium
Gloucestershire Reg Large
Welch Reg post 1920 Large
Seaforth Highlanders Medium

1925 certainly fits with the dates of mine.
Forum: Military Buttons 21-06-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,099
Posted By Rob Miller
Here's a new one to me, a 13mm "cap" sized button...

Here's a new one to me, a 13mm "cap" sized button with a one piece pressed reverse, could it be a WW1 economy?

Rob
Forum: General Topics. 19-06-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Rob Miller
Very nice indeed IMHO, I have a pair of the fakes...

Very nice indeed IMHO, I have a pair of the fakes and they have the typical spaghetti stitching on the reverse.

Rob
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 19-06-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 747
Posted By Rob Miller
I believe we had some .303 Hotchkiss machine guns...

I believe we had some .303 Hotchkiss machine guns pretty early in WW1, I think I remember they were intended for Cavalry use but were then issued to Army Cyclists and fitted in some tanks?

Rob
Forum: Military Buttons 12-06-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Rob Miller
Thank you David Rob

Thank you David

Rob
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 12-06-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Rob Miller
Devonshire sweetheart brooch

A new find, its standard cap badge size, the gilt crown and circlet is a painted? coating on to the white metal pressing rather than a separate braised on piece found on regular bi-metal badges....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 83
Posted By Rob Miller
Number 41 shoulder strap slip on

I wondered if this could be for a WW1 Training Reserve Battalion? its 1 5/8" deep.

Rob
Forum: Military Buttons 12-06-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Rob Miller
Royal Navy button oddities

Two Officers style rope edged buttons, the first is 23.4mm and has a brown "bronze" coating much like some Army OSD insignia which seems out of place with a Naval Uniform, could it be WW1 RN...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 11-06-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Rob Miller
I have found a nice pair of Gaunt OSD Royal...

I have found a nice pair of Gaunt OSD Royal Artillery collar badges to put on this jacket, now I'm trying to decide what rank insignia to put on, the shoulder straps have enough holes for a Captain...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-06-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Rob Miller
Is it possible its the name of the wearer, who...

Is it possible its the name of the wearer, who for some reason owned a stamp with his name on it? Did these badges come from the same source?

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-05-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Rob Miller
1, Could be TF or OTC Cap 2, OSD Collar 3,...

1, Could be TF or OTC Cap
2, OSD Collar
3, I'm not a fan of the low flat "rose" device at the bottom of the circle, there are lots of fakes around with that style.

IMHO Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-05-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Rob Miller
Thank you all for the replies, at least I have...

Thank you all for the replies, at least I have learned a few things from this item.

Not sure what to do with it though, I'm not feeling all that inclined to break it up so I will probably try to...
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 10-05-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Rob Miller
It wouldn't do the enamel much good if you...

It wouldn't do the enamel much good if you hammered it into a bit of wood, the pins could be bent over to fit it onto a piece of leather?

Rob
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-05-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Rob Miller
Hi Jerry PM your address and I will post it to...

Hi Jerry
PM your address and I will post it to you
Rob
Forum: General Topics. 10-05-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Rob Miller
Its a very good question and I imagine there will...

Its a very good question and I imagine there will be members that do both.

When I was collecting cloth formation badges on several occasions I split up a pair, one to keep one to move on.

With...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 10-05-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Rob Miller
Forgot the pictures

Forgot the pictures
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