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Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-11-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jdr
Sorry to confuse things Marc, what I meant to...

Sorry to confuse things Marc, what I meant to say...

The UK factory produced types are all embroidered

The printed type with embroidered TT were squaddie made I’m sure

That’s a long way of...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 23-11-18, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By jdr
I think these were the unofficially produced ones...

I think these were the unofficially produced ones

The embroidered being the official issued pieces
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 23-11-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By jdr
The pair is reproduction The single is...

The pair is reproduction

The single is good, I have seen this variation before
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-11-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By jdr
Very useful information Donovan on the history of...

Very useful information Donovan on the history of the British made ones, thank you.

The lack of information regarding the French made type makes me think
...Are there any pictures of it being...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 22-11-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By jdr
Hey Pierre Thanks! But my question is about...

Hey Pierre

Thanks! But my question is about the French made pieces. I just don’t understand how they would have been made of why they were made?

Jack
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-11-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By jdr
What is the story of the wartime French made...

What is the story of the wartime French made badges? Surely made underground or at some risk? And how did these make their way back to the UK? And what was the need for them as I assume the troops...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 16-11-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By jdr
I can only speak for British made types of which...

I can only speak for British made types of which there are two

Firstly one I own myself see attached image

And a second type which sold on eBay recently
...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 12-11-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By jdr
Wings good, titles and Pegasus bad.

Wings good, titles and Pegasus bad.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 10-08-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,579
Posted By jdr
One has just appeared on a well known dealer’s...

One has just appeared on a well known dealer’s site
Anyway I don’t think it’s a deliberate act, it’s genuine lack of knowledge

Jack
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-08-18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
Jim, you obviously have no idea about the prices...

Jim, you obviously have no idea about the prices of Airborne or special forces insignia
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-08-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
Paul, I’m familiar with what you mean but...

Paul,

I’m familiar with what you mean but I’m sure this one is actually brass.

I’m 31 and have studied and collected these badges since I was 11. I’ve handled enough to know the difference...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-08-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
Okay Paul nice one, thanks for that :D

Okay Paul nice one, thanks for that :D
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 10-08-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By jdr
No such luck Jerry ... I have people in the other...

No such luck Jerry ... I have people in the other thread trying to tell me a brass issue cap badge is white metal despite me examining it and I have apparently increased price of an item of my stock...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-18, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
It’s definitely not, it’s an all brass issue cap...

It’s definitely not, it’s an all brass issue cap badge
Paul and I have examined it and it is

But I guess those that haven’t examined it have a better idea?!:rolleyes:
Forum: General Topics. 09-08-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jdr
Surely the sellers must be using eBay’s Global...

Surely the sellers must be using eBay’s Global Shipping Program hence the additional charges?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By jdr
I’m not sure Jerry I think we should get “the...

I’m not sure Jerry I think we should get “the rack” out and see if you’re really telling the truth :D
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
Why would one clean off 75 years of age and...

Why would one clean off 75 years of age and patina?!:confused:
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
What a load of shit and whoever else has...

What a load of shit and whoever else has commented on this! Exactly why I dislike this forum.

It’s a different badge!

I bought another and Paul bought the previous one! The price never...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-08-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 989
Posted By jdr
It’s okay you get thick skin after a while and...

It’s okay you get thick skin after a while and don’t care!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-18, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By jdr
I’ve done a lot of house clearances and this is...

I’ve done a lot of house clearances and this is fairly common. People genuinely do not know what they’ve got, good or bad!

I do not believe the seller means any intention of selling fake badges...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-07-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,397
Posted By jdr
The Armourer has always been a waste of time!...

The Armourer has always been a waste of time! It’s a coffee table publication.

Real collectors subscribe to Classic Arms & Militaria! Check it out!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-07-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,355
Posted By jdr
Quite correct Keith, a put together blouse ...

Quite correct Keith, a put together blouse
Although the SAS wings could stand a chance IMO
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 26-07-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By jdr
Ben Sorry it’s a poor copy with the material...

Ben

Sorry it’s a poor copy with the material on the back hiding what horror that lurks beneath
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-07-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By jdr
Copies They’re artificially aged and similar...

Copies

They’re artificially aged and similar to ones sold by SoF
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 24-07-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,509
Posted By jdr
Anyway to add to the thread I had a group of...

Anyway to add to the thread I had a group of items about 10 years ago to an early Para which included one of these brass examples. I’m unable to show any images here but whether it was an unfinished...
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