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Forum: The Home Front Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Another area that has passed...

Hi Mike

Another area that has passed unnoticed but truly fascinating nonetheless. :)

I'm seeing a parallel here between the BLVPF and the Legion of Frontiersmen who were often made up of men...
Forum: General Topics. 21-06-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
Hi Leigh Sad thing is that I can put...

Hi Leigh

Sad thing is that I can put something down five years ago and usually find it again. BUT, if I move it.....I can rarely locate it again!

And oh yes, there is a bit of "tidying up" done...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 21-06-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,213
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I showed your post to a long retired...

Hi Mike

I showed your post to a long retired guy who worked in the badge industry. He has some wonderful tales to tell over a coffee (or something stronger!).

He told me that the punches used...
Forum: General Topics. 21-06-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
Hi Leigh and others If my wife reads your...

Hi Leigh and others

If my wife reads your comments (and she is often looking over my shoulder when I'm on the Forum...) she will laugh as she always knows that I'll say at some point during the...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
A local collector has a genuine 10-bar MGS...

A local collector has a genuine 10-bar MGS miniature that I've been trying to prise out of him for years.

The bars are hand-engraved but it's interesting to think who would have bothered to have...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
Hi Leigh Yes, I've seen those in auction...

Hi Leigh

Yes, I've seen those in auction catalogues but never had the money to buy them.

What I also find comical are the miniatures suspended from a piece of full size ribbon.

I've got...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
Hi Simon Sure, will do. I'm not the world's...

Hi Simon

Sure, will do. I'm not the world's best photographer but the miniature has a bar suspension as seen on the MGS. I think that the recipient actually got an MGS so maybe there is the mate...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
Waterloo...little and large

Hi all

Thought you might be interested to see two of my Waterloo medals, full-size and miniature. The miniature is not the one I mentioned in my previous post but is still interesting as dear old...
Forum: General Topics. 20-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 564
Posted By dumdum
One of my "missed opportunities" was to agree to...

One of my "missed opportunities" was to agree to buy a Waterloo medal to a Sergt John French. I then found that I didn't have the spondooliks so missed out....

Imagine the stick he would have...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By dumdum
Ahhhhh Leigh. Sorry, I didn't see your post. Yes,...

Ahhhhh Leigh. Sorry, I didn't see your post. Yes, what a real beauty....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By dumdum
My personal fav is this: ...

My personal fav is this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/313564642243?hash=item4901e8bbc3:g:~vEAAOSwcdJgxkjR

Worth at least a farthing.....
Forum: Other Corps 16-06-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike I'm wondering if there isn't another...

Hi Mike

I'm wondering if there isn't another way that it might have been recorded such as on Ancestry. Anyway, it explains the gilding!:)
Forum: Other Corps 15-06-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and Tim Really great stuff! I did...

Hi Mike and Tim

Really great stuff! I did wonder why I had a bronze badge and the other (shorn of its "AUSTRALIA" title for reasons we can only speculate about....) to Wroe was gilded.

It would...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 09-06-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By dumdum
Hi I think I can help you out as I may have...

Hi

I think I can help you out as I may have one put away somewhere:). PM me if interested. From memory, it's a bronze badge.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-06-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By dumdum
Hi Leigh Thanks for your reply. The spoon...

Hi Leigh

Thanks for your reply. The spoon did a "disappearing act" for a year or two and my wife had to convince me that it was somewhere in the house and not been nicked!

if I can find it...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-06-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By dumdum
More regimental "silver"....

All most beautifully hand-engraved. Try getting that done today!

I have a nickel silver spoon that is engraved "119/ RFA" within a shield. I only bought it because of the engraving.

I then...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-06-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By dumdum
Hi I've purchased a few of the 1915...

Hi

I've purchased a few of the 1915 unenamelled badges and became curious to see if they were chromed or plated or nickel silver.

A very discreet scratch (much like they use to test gold) would...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-06-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By dumdum
RWF badge

Any thoughts on the cut slider and/ or the bi-metal badge? I would guess that there was a WW1 economy version.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-05-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By dumdum
Hi NZ badge is quite OK from what I can see....

Hi

NZ badge is quite OK from what I can see. These are fairly common and I was told that you could buy unissued originals at the Army Museum (Waiouru) for something like 50 cents(25p?)

Possibly...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-05-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By dumdum
Hi Paul Glad that it was what you wanted. I...

Hi Paul

Glad that it was what you wanted. I thought that the Forum could benefit from the photo and hopefully avoid some expensive mistakes!

I'm sorting through some odd British badges that I...
Forum: General Topics. 29-05-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By dumdum
Have heard that many in the air force would...

Have heard that many in the air force would polish the heck out of their badges and buttons for that "old sweat" look. I've got some RNZAF buttons that are worn right through!

Would also remove...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran, Lapel Badges and Challenge Coins 29-05-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By dumdum
Don't Come Monday!

This of course is that tired old joke thrown to most "new guys" in many a situation but here is the real DCM League.

I traded a few of these some years back and have couple spare. They are in...
Forum: General Topics. 29-05-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Many thanks for that. You don't get...

Hi Mike

Many thanks for that. You don't get many hard enamel badges after the 70's.

Talking to the couple of retired guys I know and have known, the effort of making them was rarely reflected...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By dumdum
RWF badge

Here is another badge from the same source as the LF badge. I'm told that the cut slider was for wear with a pugaree but have no further idea. Were all these badges bi-metal?

Again, anyone...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By dumdum
Hi all Following a couple of PM requests,...

Hi all

Following a couple of PM requests, here is my Lancashire Fusiliers TF badge. The shoulder title has gone somewhere but I think that most were keen to see the badge.

I'm learning that...
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