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Forum: General Topics 21-05-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By cefguy
Mike: Two really nice pieces. Thank you for...

Mike:
Two really nice pieces. Thank you for sharing.
Don
Forum: General Topics 28-01-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By cefguy
3 CGC Shoulder

Hello:
Can anyone help me determine what unit this might have been and what era?
Thank you
Don
Forum: Infantry 26-01-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By cefguy
Walt: Thank you. Don

Walt:
Thank you.
Don
Forum: Infantry 26-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By cefguy
PPCLI Officers' Collars Maker Mark

I have managed to acquire a nice set of Officer collars to the PPCLI. I was hoping that someone could confirm that the maker mark of "F&S" on the back of the crown is a mark for Firmin & Sons....
Forum: General Topics 23-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By cefguy
Hello: The collar might be the Officers' collar...

Hello:
The collar might be the Officers' collar to the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the PPCLI.
Don
Forum: General Topics 19-01-20, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By cefguy
Dave and Luke I ended up using Dave's...

Dave and Luke
I ended up using Dave's suggestion of the hot water this morning. It was tentative at first in heating up the pot of water and then immersing the badge. Dave's point about it might...
Forum: General Topics 18-01-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By cefguy
Dave: More good ideas. Thank you for the post....

Dave:
More good ideas. Thank you for the post.
Don
Forum: General Topics 18-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By cefguy
Luke: Thank you for sharing the experience. I...

Luke:
Thank you for sharing the experience. I will have to research the Goddards product. They are such nice looking badges when the silver is left alone.
Don
Forum: General Topics 17-01-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By cefguy
Coating on A Sterling cap badge

Hello:
Is there a way (short of sand blasting) to remove what looks like a lacquer coating on a sterling silver cap badge. I have gently washed it with a soft brush, but of course that just...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 04-01-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By cefguy
Z: That is a great summary of what is out there...

Z:
That is a great summary of what is out there today. Thank you for posting that. It is great when you can actually find the advice of an extremely knowledgeable collector. I wore the wings of...
Forum: General Topics 24-12-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By cefguy
Nyles: I don't know either but there are a few...

Nyles:
I don't know either but there are a few of them around.
Don
Forum: Infantry 20-12-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By cefguy
JP and Bill: Thank you for the input. It is...

JP and Bill:
Thank you for the input. It is too bad this post card photo isn't clearer. I did wonder about the 90th Winnipeg Rifles with the deeper band on the bottom of the banner to accommodate...
Forum: Infantry 20-12-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By cefguy
8th Bn CEF Cap Badge

These photos are from a post card. The three soldiers appear to be wearing the 8th Bn CEF cap badge. The photo is not quite clear enough to get better detail. The interesting point is that they...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-11-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By cefguy
Frank: That would make sense to me as well. ...

Frank:
That would make sense to me as well. From my time in the service I know that any kind of badge changeover was a long slow process in spite of the overall plan. The senior folks always...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-11-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By cefguy
Frank: It is great to have that provenance for...

Frank:
It is great to have that provenance for the badge. It makes it a wonderful reference to have available. Thank you for posting the picture.
Don
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-11-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By cefguy
Frank: Thank you for the information. Don

Frank:
Thank you for the information.
Don
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-11-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By cefguy
Paul: Thank you. Don

Paul:
Thank you.
Don
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 13-11-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,419
Posted By cefguy
Hello: interesting thread about RAF badges. ...

Hello:
interesting thread about RAF badges. Did this reference book get published? It sounds like something that I should have in my library. I have a question about the early months of the RAF. ...
Forum: Air Force (RCAF and CAF) 03-11-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By cefguy
Z & M Interesting comparison. It also begs the...

Z & M
Interesting comparison. It also begs the question of, if you are going to the trouble of producing a commemorative run of badges, why not go the extra mile and find an undamaged specimen to...
Forum: General Topics 17-10-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By cefguy
General Service Badge

When Canada sent troops to the Boer War they wore what we commonly refer to as the Boer War cap badge and matching collars. This badge of course has the Victoria Crown on the maple leaf with Canada...
Forum: Infantry 10-09-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By cefguy
The "22" Beaver Badge

If you look in Charlton's catalogue you also see an example of the 22nd Bn badge with the "22" on it. Is it certain that the 22 was added to the beaver badge before the end of WW!? If it came into...
Forum: Infantry 06-08-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By cefguy
Nyles: There may be a couple of exceptions, but...

Nyles:
There may be a couple of exceptions, but I think that anything over 37mm tall is a cap.
Don
Forum: Infantry 24-07-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By cefguy
65th Bn "Ghost"

A while back I purchased a cap badge to the 65th Bn online. I have not had this badge in the hand yet, but I noticed something while looking at the photos offered in the sale. The back of the badge...
Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery 03-07-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By cefguy
Ordnance Cap

Gentlemen:
Interesting points about the Ordnance badges. I have an Ordnance cap badge done in white metal. I always wondered if it might have been an Officer cap badge or not. I cannot post a...
Forum: Infantry 15-05-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By cefguy
That is a really great find. Don

That is a really great find.
Don
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