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Forum: General Topics 19-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By Marcus H
This is indeed sad news and a loss to our...

This is indeed sad news and a loss to our collector community. Phil was a very passionate and dedicated collector, and genuinely a nice chap, too.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,381
Posted By Marcus H
The 23rd Hussars is a genuine Firmin die badge...

The 23rd Hussars is a genuine Firmin die badge and the 26th Hussars is a common fake.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-05-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Marcus H
I most certainly agree with the previous comments...

I most certainly agree with the previous comments regarding the 24L badge.

The 5L is a modern fake too, in my opinion.


Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-05-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Marcus H
I only focus on the WRC, so I am unable to...

I only focus on the WRC, so I am unable to comment on the other badges; however, as identified by Keith the 22D is a fake and the 25D a nice period Gaunt made example.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-05-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By Marcus H
The 27L is a Marsh pattern fake. Best, ...

The 27L is a Marsh pattern fake.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 03-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By Marcus H
Well done, mate. 👍 Best, Marcus

Well done, mate. 👍

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-03-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Marcus H
Bess, Rob, Iím far from versed on theatre...

Bess, Rob,

Iím far from versed on theatre made badges, however, the Ďpointyí slider of the first badge reminds me of a similar slider infrequently encountered on specific Indian cast 25th Dragoons...
Forum: Headdress 14-03-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Marcus H
I’m really pleased for you, Mac. As I said on the...

I’m really pleased for you, Mac. As I said on the phone, there can’t be too many of these that have survived, what a 100 + years...quite amazing really!
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-01-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Marcus H
Hi Denis, If I am not mistaken, I saw this...

Hi Denis,

If I am not mistaken, I saw this very combination on eBay around a year or two ago now.

Personally, I am not convinced of this coloured felt configuration, at all. To my mind, itís...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-01-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Marcus H
Thus far, and to the best of my knowledge: the...

Thus far, and to the best of my knowledge: the badges adorning the pagri flashes were indeed the Indian brass or UK gilding metal made patterns generally worn on the cap, beret, officers coloured...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Marcus H
Hi Denis, Pictured is an officers bullion...

Hi Denis,

Pictured is an officers bullion beret badge and an ORs beret badge with the original backing — the backing was not worn on the ORs field service cap (khaki or coloured), or any other...
Forum: General Topics. 05-01-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,092
Posted By Marcus H
In 2020, I finally managed to attain a 23rd...

In 2020, I finally managed to attain a 23rd Hussars officers badge marked S and J.R. Gaunt, London.

Also, a couple of nice 7th Armoured Division badges purchased via eBay, and an Italian theatre...
Forum: General Topics. 25-12-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 956
Posted By Marcus H
Have a very Merry Christmas and keep safe. ...

Have a very Merry Christmas and keep safe.

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 09-12-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Marcus H
Hi Chay, Yes, it is a known Indian cast...

Hi Chay,

Yes, it is a known Indian cast version believed
to be period.

However, there exists a cast fake derivative of this badge, which is slightly smaller in size and exhibits subtle...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-11-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Marcus H
Hi Alex, This badge is a genuine die-cast...

Hi Alex,

This badge is a genuine die-cast Gaunt 25D OSD collar - slightly worn by the looks.


Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 16-10-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Marcus H
Iím sorry to say that your 27L badge is a common...

Iím sorry to say that your 27L badge is a common fake - more recently identified as a Martin Marsh die badge.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-08-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Marcus H
Mike, Your best bet is to obtain a copy of...

Mike,

Your best bet is to obtain a copy of his RAC Tracer Card from Bovington: https://tankmuseum.org/services/archive-and-library/:

You will receive a scan similar to the one pictured and any...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-08-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,325
Posted By Marcus H
A very nice selection and display, mate. ...

A very nice selection and display, mate.

Best,

Marcus
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Marcus H
My old one, Luke? Sorry, the focus on these...

My old one, Luke?

Sorry, the focus on these pics isnít too good!
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Marcus H
Indeed, as already said, for £50 you got a very,...

Indeed, as already said, for £50 you got a very, very good bargain, despite its state, Rob.

This was once mine below, the new owner is a member of the Forum should you require better images -...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 28-07-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Marcus H
Iím not overly familiar with the 254th Indian...

Iím not overly familiar with the 254th Indian Tank Brigade in Burma, but I believe they did trials in India with a Churchill tank late in the war, which would coincide with the 3DG.

As to the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 22-07-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,453
Posted By Marcus H
Pictures continued:

Pictures continued:
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 22-07-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,453
Posted By Marcus H
Some number of years ago now, I actually bought...

Some number of years ago now, I actually bought two Firmin derived cast 27th Lancers (27L) cap badges, each of which having round wire lugs. They were purchased with prospective research in mind,...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-07-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Marcus H
Iím spitting feathers - it wasnít me, Chris. ...

Iím spitting feathers - it wasnít me, Chris.

Like you, Iíve been after a large sized 26H button for donkeys ages, and as for the 15mm Ďsilverí coloured version - I wasnít even aware of such a...
Forum: Formation Signs and Patches 29-04-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Marcus H
Thanks for the confirmation, Leigh.

Thanks for the confirmation, Leigh.
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