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Forum: General Topics 11-06-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RoyA
Dorothea Knitting Mills registered the Parkhurst...

Dorothea Knitting Mills registered the Parkhurst trademark in 1985
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-05-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By RoyA
Thank you Luc! Scarce indeed; I've been looking...

Thank you Luc!
Scarce indeed; I've been looking for an original for many years.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 29-04-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By RoyA
Thank you Keith

Thank you Keith
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By RoyA
AFPU Help Please

Hello gents,

May I please ask for your thoughts on this example?
I think it may be WW2 vintage but there are so may fakes out there I want to be certain.

Thank you very much for any help you...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 12-01-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By RoyA
This is the example discussed in the other thread...

This is the example discussed in the other thread and I agree it's bad.
It's still for sale at WD Militaria.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 10-01-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By RoyA
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 09-01-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By RoyA
A good example of the Canadian variant and very...

A good example of the Canadian variant and very hard to find.
Here is another to compare.
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 10-11-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By RoyA
A good one indeed and so hard to find with the...

A good one indeed and so hard to find with the pin.
Forum: General Topics 12-02-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
Posted By RoyA
Well done Bill, it looks absolutely brilliant! ...

Well done Bill, it looks absolutely brilliant!
Roy
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 23-01-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By RoyA
If a pin has a screw-back (some marked BIRKS) and...

If a pin has a screw-back (some marked BIRKS) and visible horizontal lines in the red enamel, then it is wartime.

Here is the private purchase wartime pin acquired by Sgt. Charles Mann, 4-3....
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 14-01-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By RoyA
Oh my, what a tragic story. Very well written...

Oh my, what a tragic story.
Very well written Coogan and a great tribute to him.
Roy
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 01-01-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By RoyA
But at $557 they think they got a heck of a...

But at $557 they think they got a heck of a bargain :D
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 02-12-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By RoyA
You really need to photograph and post each item...

You really need to photograph and post each item individually.
But I can tell you right now....
- the spearhead is fake
- the oval is fake
- the arrows and disc on the card stock are post-war...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 01-10-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By RoyA
The die flaw! I had completely forgotten about...

The die flaw!
I had completely forgotten about that.
Thank you Luke!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 01-10-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By RoyA
Non-Voided RFC Cap Badge

Hello gents,

I think this example is authentic but I'd really appreciate your opinions.
I understand there are some good copies out there but I'm not certain what to look for.

Thanks very much...
Forum: Airborne and Special Forces 10-08-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,763
Posted By RoyA
As Coogan stated there are variations. Here are...

As Coogan stated there are variations.
Here are three examples of originals.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 30-01-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By RoyA
Thank you gentlemen!

Thank you gentlemen!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-01-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By RoyA
I just found another example here.... ...

I just found another example here....

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55765&highlight=canadian+royal+flying+corps

It appears to be an authentic Canadian-made badge.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-01-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By RoyA
Help with RFC Cap Badge Please

Hello gents,
May I please ask for your thoughts on this one?
It certainly has the quality of an original, but I couldn't find an example on the forum with double berries at the 2 o'clock and 10...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By RoyA
I tried enhancing the photo and I'm still not...

I tried enhancing the photo and I'm still not completely certain there's something there.
But if so, it would likely be the four bladed propeller worn by flight sergeants.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-01-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By RoyA
Thank you Mike!

Thank you Mike!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-01-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By RoyA
Yes indeed. I was wondering why the examples I...

Yes indeed.
I was wondering why the examples I found here did not have "Commando" over the top.
Thank you Rolly!
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 20-01-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By RoyA
SS Commando Badge

Would anyone be able to tell me which Brigade/Commando this badge would belong to, or indeed even if it's authentic? Are these scarce?
Thanks very much for any help you can provide!
Roy
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-01-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By RoyA
Thank you for your response sir! Being heavily...

Thank you for your response sir!
Being heavily reproduced, would one surmise that that are scarce are rather pricey?
Does this example appear original to you?
Roy
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-01-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By RoyA
Palestine Shoulder Flash

Greetings gentlemen,
Would anyone be able to tell me which unit(s) wore this flash and what era?
Thank you kindly for your help.
Roy
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