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Forum: Other Corps 16-06-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
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: 114
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: 199
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: 433
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: 433
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: 276
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: 996
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: 367
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: 996
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: 569
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: 273
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: 673
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: 996
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: 996
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...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-05-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike and James I've posted this badge...

Hi Mike and James

I've posted this badge several times and at last we seem to be getting somewhere!

I'd thought that it might be Derby Group but nothing seemed to have cropped up under this...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-05-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By dumdum
Oh, and re your badge. I've seen an oval gilded...

Oh, and re your badge. I've seen an oval gilded red, white and blue enamel effort with a chap knocking out shells with some legend of "Doing His Bit" around the outer.

I would think yours is one...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-05-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By dumdum
Hi all That talk of the RD numbers has led...

Hi all

That talk of the RD numbers has led me to again post my mystery badge that clearly shows an enamel version of the Derby Scheme armband.

It has an RD number that could be either: 655797...
Forum: General Topics. 28-05-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By dumdum
Thanks guys. Could well be as you state. Mike,...

Thanks guys. Could well be as you state. Mike, what period are those poppy stick pins please?

They appear to be what is these days called "hard enamel" (the "soft enamel" is basically a fancy form...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By dumdum
Looks like a nice piece of 1930s (or deco) period...

Looks like a nice piece of 1930s (or deco) period jewellery. Gold or maybe gold-plated?
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 25-05-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,130
Posted By dumdum
Hi Mike Hopefully there is a printing...

Hi Mike

Hopefully there is a printing "wallah" out there to help but it does look like something for printing or embossing.

Would the plate be coloured so that the image could be transferred to...
Forum: General Topics. 24-05-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By dumdum
Enamel poppy

Hi all

Another poppy from the archives! This Australian stickpin poppy is made by K.G. Luke of Melbourne and is possibly from the 1940s onwards.

The back stamp is often seen on association...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By dumdum
Oh and the lion has been made separately and...

Oh and the lion has been made separately and pinned on.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By dumdum
Hi John Yes, that's the same as my Mum's...

Hi John

Yes, that's the same as my Mum's badge and I think that it is "E.S.A." but hers is "Walker & Hall".
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-05-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By dumdum
Hi Terry and Leigh Many thanks for your...

Hi Terry and Leigh

Many thanks for your replies. The shoulder title came with a standard T/5/LF mate that had not been "attacked". I traded the unmutilated one but probably still have the other...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By dumdum
Terriers?

Territorials were called "terriers" during WW1 I believe but was this a term that was not liked by them or did they own it with pride?:confused:

I have a T/ 5/ LF shoulder title in one of the...
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