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Forum: General Topics. 18-11-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By KLR
I first met him at the National Archives a few...

I first met him at the National Archives a few years ago - busy looking up badge records! We swapped details over the years and he and Helen came to visit me at the museum. I know he liked Australia...
Forum: General Topics. 16-11-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By KLR
There is a Channel Islands military website...

There is a Channel Islands military website somewhere or other (possibly by unit / island titles) - with details of their badges. But, of course I can't remember where it is !
Forum: General Topics. 12-11-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By KLR
Sorry, x months late. The 1939 Lpl Irish...

Sorry, x months late.

The 1939 Lpl Irish badge (WO Patt 11390/1939) but there are two distinctive dies.
According to the names on the sliders one is Firmin and one is Gaunt.

However - one of...
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By KLR
Aha - sorry, I thought it was the Butler...

Aha - sorry, I thought it was the Butler painting...
https://ageofrevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Scotland_Forever_photolithograph.jpg
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-11-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By KLR
I don't really know much about medals but I...

I don't really know much about medals
but
I have the cap badge of Pte 19164912 J Crosby, 2nd Bn King’s


who, I believe, was awarded the Palestine medal.


I'd be v grateful for a scan of any...
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By KLR
Leeds Art Gallery has it by Elizabeth (nee...

Leeds Art Gallery has it by Elizabeth (nee Thomson) Lady Butler painted in 1881 !
So an age of 80 odd which is a bit more plausible
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-11-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By KLR
That's because a new die had to be made for a one...

That's because a new die had to be made for a one piece badge
The BM badge will have had two dies !
Forum: General Topics. 31-10-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By KLR
ditto !

ditto !
Forum: General Topics. 31-10-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By KLR
K&K only scratch the surface ! I only collect...

K&K only scratch the surface ! I only collect King's badges and - though I am away from my catalogue - there are about 7 1896 officer dies and about 12 1926 officer dies - S&G and OSD.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 28-10-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By KLR
Lpl Irish and Lpl Scot badges

The Lpl Irish badge is the 1908 Pattern and is of the 'thin neck' type. Curiously, the slider has been replaced by two EW loops.
25 including UK postage


Similarly, the Lpl Scottish is the 1908...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-10-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By KLR
Very nice as far as I can see. The QVC dates...

Very nice as far as I can see.

The QVC dates from 1896-1902 - it also has a slightly different scroll inscription:
5TH IRISH V.B. / KING’S / LIVERPOOL REGT,

Whereas your KC has
5TH V.B....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-10-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By KLR
I have no opinion on the badge illustrated but...

I have no opinion on the badge illustrated
but I can tell you that the WO ordered 10,000 all GM Skins badges in April 1916.


So there must be some real ones out there !
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By KLR
It's a griffin eating a snake. A well known...

It's a griffin eating a snake. A well known medieval image / myth - can't remember where I saw it - I'll ask my medieval colleagues !
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-10-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By KLR
OK I got confused between Shropshire and Somerset...

OK I got confused between Shropshire and Somerset LI !!


BUT even so, No, there was no mention in the WO archives for KSLI in GM = 'gilding metal' (which superseded 'brass' in the 1890s - I have...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-10-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By KLR
Although the 1916 list has the regular SOMLI...

Although the 1916 list has the regular SOMLI badge is listed as BM
but the 4th & 5th Somerset LI Patt No 636/1915 was in GS (aka WM) (and 6k were ordered in April 1916).

If there was an all WM...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 12-10-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By KLR
It was War Office Pattern 11390/1939, to be worn...

It was War Office Pattern 11390/1939, to be worn on the caubeen.
The badge was worn up to 1964 - even with a King's Crown !
There are two dies; Firmin and Gaunt.


It was finally sperseded by...
Forum: General Topics. 26-09-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By KLR
Jeff McWilliam

I came home 20 minutes ago and opened up my home e-mail. I got a message from Jeff's son in law to say that Jeff had passed on.

I never met him but we corresponded on the Forum and latterly by...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-09-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By KLR
I've seen a few (photgraphs) to convince me that...

I've seen a few (photgraphs) to convince me that they are genuine.


That makes ANOTHER Lpl Pals badge to get !


Otherwise complete OR versions........


OR badges do not have a gap...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-09-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By KLR
If it is 'frosted' silver and gilt (which gives a...

If it is 'frosted' silver and gilt (which gives a 'shiny' appearance), then it dates from about 1947. I can't find the reference but it is somwhere a few years after 1945.
Forum: General Topics. 21-09-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By KLR
ouch - scratches will be permanent!

ouch - scratches will be permanent!
Forum: General Topics. 13-09-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By KLR
Don't EVER dip any badge (coin, etc) into Coca...

Don't EVER dip any badge (coin, etc) into Coca Cola - it is VERY corrosive !
(Ld knows what it does to ones guts !!)

Mild cleaning with water and soap AND full rinsing will usually do. A rubbing...
Forum: General Topics. 07-09-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By KLR
A new type of rear fastening was ordered on 1st...

A new type of rear fastening was ordered on 1st March 1951 for all collar badges. This comprised the adoption of a single flat loop, with a backing plate behind.[1]...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By KLR
BOTH - 'supposedly' and 'prevailing theory' !!!! ...

BOTH - 'supposedly' and 'prevailing theory' !!!!


There is no 'evidence' that they made badges before 1915 - they may well have done !
Perhaps the BIY ST 'is' the evidence ! I'm not aware of...
Forum: General Topics. 02-09-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By KLR
It's a difficult call ! (As far as KLR goes - I...

It's a difficult call ! (As far as KLR goes - I wouldn't be able to date a TF badge between 1908 and 1915)
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 31-08-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By KLR
As in Pattern 8514/1897 - their first 'cap badge'

As in Pattern 8514/1897 - their first 'cap badge'
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