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Forum: General Topics. Today, 11:32 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
Found a bit of background info : ...

Found a bit of background info :





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Forum: General Topics. Today, 10:36 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
3426 Private Victor Barber : ...

3426 Private Victor Barber :



http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D1160847

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Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 04:25 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
Especially as Nelson is not looking down The Mall...

Especially as Nelson is not looking down The Mall but is actually looking down Whitehall. ;)

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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 04:07 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
Terry , the seller is trying to cover all the...

Terry , the seller is trying to cover all the bases :

1. appears to be original issue from around the 1920s/30s.

2. Fixtures from the 1950s

3. Gilt other ranks plate for the Royal British...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 01:09 PM
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Posted By mike_vee
Have done a bit of digging and one RBL band that...

Have done a bit of digging and one RBL band that did wear the type of helmet shown , Brentwood Royal British Legion Youth Band.

I know nothing at all about helmets , especially when they were...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 07:25 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
Exclamation RBL Helmet

Described as "Royal British Legion Band - Musician's Home Service Helmet - British Army 1950s" .

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/324675689338?hash=item4b982ddb7a:g:LU4AAOSwCbtgxkLr

Opinions :D


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Forum: Off topic Yesterday, 07:09 AM
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Posted By mike_vee
There are more noses around London. ;) ...

There are more noses around London. ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Noses

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Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Billy, Found a site that has early...

Hi Billy,

Found a site that has early results , the site is still 'under development but they plan to have :


So perhaps if you contact them they may be able to help.
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Forum: Off topic 13-06-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mike_vee
I must have walked along The Mall hundreds of...

I must have walked along The Mall hundreds of times and never realised what I was missing ! :o

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Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By mike_vee
Yes , same as tuba/euphonium players. ...

Yes , same as tuba/euphonium players.

Regarding cymbals :


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Forum: General Topics. 13-06-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mike_vee
I would guess it was a "limited edition" , number...

I would guess it was a "limited edition" , number 999 out of 1000 issued.

Edit : Hadn't checked the pictures , the German 999/1000 indicates that it is 24 carat gold !


Edit 2 : These are...
Forum: General Topics. 12-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By mike_vee
He came out with the Queen's party and left with...

He came out with the Queen's party and left with them.

One thing did confuse me , he did not salute when the Queen stepped down from the dias (but did salute when the colours passed) and she did...
Forum: General Topics. 12-06-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By mike_vee
This may help.

This may help.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By mike_vee
Same crest on a leather 'fire bucket'. ...

Same crest on a leather 'fire bucket'.

https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/antique_leather_fire_bucket/as706a390

And on a "19th Century Naval Oak Fire Bucket With Royal Crest".
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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-21, 12:54 PM
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Views: 168
Posted By mike_vee
Found a few other examples of the same crest but...

Found a few other examples of the same crest but none properly identify it.

http://ancientpoint.com/inf/143832-antique_vintage_english_leather_painted_cordite_carrier_powder_bucket_cane_stand.html...
Forum: General Topics. 12-06-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By mike_vee
Found this on uniformology site : ...

Found this on uniformology site :



http://www.uniformology.com/R-ARTY-03.html

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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-06-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By mike_vee
Thanks for the information , as the photos didn't...

Thanks for the information , as the photos didn't show scale or rears it was difficult to judge size.

It is interesting that the small lapel badges were made by a jeweller as it could support my...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-06-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By mike_vee
MURPHY > MURPHY,MONTREAL > MURPHY of MONTREAL ...

MURPHY > MURPHY,MONTREAL > MURPHY of MONTREAL

It's easy to see how an 'assumption' could become a "fact" but , like you , I can find no examples with a Montreal mark.

I did find examples of...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 11-06-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By mike_vee
The connection between the two groups is the...

The connection between the two groups is the puzzle ! :confused:

Most sources make no mention of either group during WW1 but the lecture/research above , which was organised by the National Army...
Forum: General Topics 11-06-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By mike_vee
"Rest in Peace" .

"Rest in Peace"

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Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 10-06-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By mike_vee
There is a book : "Wounded: The Long Journey Back...

There is a book : "Wounded: The Long Journey Back from the First World War" by Emily Mayhew that appartently deals with the topic .

She gave a talk titled "The Stretcher Bearers of WWI" , here are...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 10-06-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By mike_vee
Yes , 28mm buttonhole fitting but no makers mark...

Yes , 28mm buttonhole fitting but no makers mark . Probably a commemorative item produced after 1921.

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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-06-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By mike_vee
The only thing I can find about "Murphy's of...

The only thing I can find about "Murphy's of Montreal" refers to the large department store that was sold to Robert Simpson Company of Toronto in 1905. The store continued to operate under the...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-06-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By mike_vee
Found the bracelet and while it has MURPHY above...

Found the bracelet and while it has MURPHY above STERLING the badges have STERLING on top , which is a basic silver mark.

The marks look more like those of a Jeweller/craftsman than a larger...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By mike_vee
Hi Terry , the links are from 2012 and , as with...

Hi Terry , the links are from 2012 and , as with a lot of photo sharing sites , have probably expired or the user has closed their account.

This happens with a lot of links from old posts.

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