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Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-04-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Frank Kelley
My thoughts would be to wait for a better example...

My thoughts would be to wait for a better example to cross your path in it's original condition.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-04-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would not necessarily say it was Edwardian,...

I would not necessarily say it was Edwardian, but, it is certainly a pleasing old cap badge, a great shame it is missing it's original blades.
Forum: Off topic 14-04-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Frank Kelley
I don't think you would need to be French to do...

I don't think you would need to be French to do that!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 13-04-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By Frank Kelley
Interestingly, the pair of 5th Royal Irish Lancer...

Interestingly, the pair of 5th Royal Irish Lancer shoulder titles, visible in this link, did, at first glance, seem rather inexpensive!:eek:
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 13-04-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Frank Kelley
"must be correct" :eek:

"must be correct" :eek:
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 11-04-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By Frank Kelley
The Civil Air Guard is very nice and getting...

The Civil Air Guard is very nice and getting quite expensive these days!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 11-04-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would not dismiss it, but, I would be...

I would not dismiss it, but, I would be interested to see a clear photo of it's reverse, it is quite hard to find a really nice old example, they do tend to be regimental lash ups, although, there...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 11-04-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very nice and typical, a really lovely brooch.

Very nice and typical, a really lovely brooch.
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 11-04-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very nice, what sort of fitting does it have on...

Very nice, what sort of fitting does it have on it's reverse?
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Frank Kelley
Absolutely, this sort of deceit is sadly, now...

Absolutely, this sort of deceit is sadly, now commonplace.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Frank Kelley
It is certainly interesting to note that...

It is certainly interesting to note that Collishaw wore both the RN and RNAS cap badges and this hybrid which does appear to be a RN officers cap badge with it's anchor replaced with an RAF eagle, I...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-04-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 199
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think, as has already been said, the badge in...

I think, as has already been said, the badge in post one is simply a post Great War RN officers cap badge, sadly, with it's original anchor removed and absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the...
Forum: General Topics. 07-04-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Frank Kelley
Not unless you actually think it is a beautiful...

Not unless you actually think it is a beautiful officers badge!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-04-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 394
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would say the King's Own...

From the photographs, I would say the King's Own is simply a bronze OSD collar with wear to it's obverse.
Forum: General Topics. 07-04-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I think not!

From the photographs, I think not!
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 07-04-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Frank Kelley
The central badge in the original post appears to...

The central badge in the original post appears to be from a manufacturer who has not added coloured jewels, I would have thought, from the photograph, that the anchor is certainly gold in colour.
I...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 05-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Frank Kelley
Easter Monday certainly seems an appropriate day...

Easter Monday certainly seems an appropriate day to ask for that particular want, although, I think the dates fell a little later in 1916.
Forum: General Topics. 05-04-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Frank Kelley
Long held traditions were and remain important,...

Long held traditions were and remain important, but, nothing significant changes with these plates, when a particular manufacturer makes a set of dies to produce badges and accoutrements, he has to...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 05-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Frank Kelley
That is a difficult question to actually answer...

That is a difficult question to actually answer unless you know the identity of it's original owner, but, it does appear to have some age to it, as well as a civil branch gilt crown.
Forum: General Topics. 05-04-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would think that variation of minor details can...

I would think that variation of minor details can only be put down to the interpretation of the basic design by the many manufacturers who received orders for badges and accoutrements for the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 05-04-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would never have noted that if you had not...

I would never have noted that if you had not said, interestingly it is described as a Welsh Dragon in Ki&K, but, they are certainly lovely things.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By Frank Kelley
A really lovely image and particularly nice to...

A really lovely image and particularly nice to note the date that it was actually sent.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 04-04-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By Frank Kelley
I'd be rather surprised if that term was in...

I'd be rather surprised if that term was in popular usage during the period in which the badges in this thread were actually worn, as far as I an aware, it was not.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 04-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Frank Kelley
Those Welsh Dragons again, very nice indeed and...

Those Welsh Dragons again, very nice indeed and really lovely to see.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Frank Kelley
I like the Welch Regiment, although, I only have...

I like the Welch Regiment, although, I only have pre 1920 examples, it looks nice.
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