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Forum: General Topics. 25-11-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By kingsley
The Ebay prices are outrageously expensive. Try a...

The Ebay prices are outrageously expensive. Try a jewellery 'Findings' supplier.
I bought a bag of 1000 for a nominal price and they have kept me going for years.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-11-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,423
Posted By kingsley
Good conduct I think. A photo of my grandfather...

Good conduct I think. A photo of my grandfather (Partially Paid NSW Medical Staff Corps 1898)shows him wearing an inverted chevron near the cuff on his left arm.
Forum: General Topics 31-10-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By kingsley
Both very scarce varieties and I would assume WW1...

Both very scarce varieties and I would assume WW1 (otherwise the Stokes title would be more common). I have had a lot of these titles over the years, but not either one of these.
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 31-10-22, 03:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,423
Posted By kingsley
I have a picture somewhere in my files of a...

I have a picture somewhere in my files of a pre-1900 NSW artlleryman wearing a brass chevron his cap, very similar to the one worn by the Royal Marines.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 20-10-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By kingsley
Thanks, Barry, I live and learn and have never...

Thanks, Barry, I live and learn and have never before seen illustrations of these badges (or the information itself).
I have always wanted to know more about the related NZ Compulsory Training...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 20-10-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By kingsley
A nice badge and certainly genuine. It is one of...

A nice badge and certainly genuine. It is one of many unknown maker variants, worn as a collar badge and as an officer cap badge. I have had a similar one for years and have always thought it was...
Forum: The Australian General Service Badge (Rising Sun) 10-10-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By kingsley
There really are a very great range of rising sun...

There really are a very great range of rising sun sweetheart brooches, made in both world wars to suit all budgets. I have seen the 6 star varieties, indicating that they were part of larger...
Forum: General Topics 19-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By kingsley
Lawsons mainly deals in general items including...

Lawsons mainly deals in general items including antiques. I would definitely recommend Nobles who specialises in numismatics and militaria.
I have bought and sold a lot of items from Nobles in...
Forum: New Zealand Badges 18-09-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By kingsley
I have seen Australian buttons, mainly Cadets,...

I have seen Australian buttons, mainly Cadets, marked on the back "David Jones" and "X? Woollen Mills" (forget which). These military tailors also supplied buttons which had their company marking but...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 18-09-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By kingsley
I forgot to mention that I also have an...

I forgot to mention that I also have an Australian universal pattern wartime rising sun cufflink. There must be plenty more varieties out there.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-09-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By kingsley
Just as a matter of interest, does anyone have...

Just as a matter of interest, does anyone have any information about which regiments used military cufflinks? I have never seen a British one but I do have a single Australian Duntroon Military...
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 15-09-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By kingsley
Thenks for the excellent pictures of Chaplain...

Thenks for the excellent pictures of Chaplain badge varieties. I have a full size white metal cap badge, and have also seen a hallmarked silver example.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 15-09-22, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By kingsley
Dear Mike, PM sent. Kingsley

Dear Mike,
PM sent.
Kingsley
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-09-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By kingsley
Small bugle badge wanted

Looking for a miniature white metal bugle badge as used in the centre of a boss.
Thanks
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 07-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By kingsley
I have always though that the rule of thumb for...

I have always though that the rule of thumb for monograms is that the largest letter comes first and the smallest last, which makes it SCP.
Forum: General Topics 03-09-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By kingsley
Our Military 'Dark Age' 1918-21

Does anyone have any information about the immediate post-WW1 period in Australia? Obviously, like the 1945-48 "Interim Army' the main effort would have been repatriation and demobilisation, but...
Forum: Sweetheart, Veteran and other Lapel Badges. 28-08-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,779
Posted By kingsley
Dear Mike, Many thanks for the message and the...

Dear Mike,
Many thanks for the message and the two links. This is the first time I have heard what WBB meant. I knew that the collar badge was rare in 1981 but I was glad to let Hugh King have it to...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 27-08-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By kingsley
Swagger stick wanted for restoration

I have a small and interesting collection of Australian swagger sticks, one of which has the head only, and I am looking for a stick to complete it, preferably with a WM metal tip.
Also interested...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By kingsley
Definitely Royal Arty Association. I have two...

Definitely Royal Arty Association. I have two sizes of them but don't know anything about the association or its badges and uniforms.
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 08-08-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By kingsley
I have always wondered whether this generic...

I have always wondered whether this generic Artillery Vols HP was ever worn in Australia. A very long coastline (and six different colonial armies) meant that we had a lot of small volunteer arty...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By kingsley
Does anyone know when the 'solid square' Chaplain...

Does anyone know when the 'solid square' Chaplain badge first came out? Badge 1 certainly pre-dates it but should surely be more common if it was used before 1914 by the comparatively large British...
Forum: Other Corps 27-07-22, 02:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By kingsley
See Chaplain badges listed in "It's a Mystery"

I believe that all are Australian but wopuld be interested to hear any opinions.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-07-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By kingsley
Chaplain badges for discussion

I believe that the Maltese cross badges shown may be WW1 Australian but would be interested to know any other theories. There are many images online of chaplains, nearly all wearing the standard...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 09-06-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By kingsley
I have had the big badge poster for years, of...

I have had the big badge poster for years, of "ALL" the regiments of the British army. Too bad about the Yeomanry. Can anyone tell me definitely when and by whom this poster was made? I have always...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 09-06-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By kingsley
This lapel badge is not official issue. There are...

This lapel badge is not official issue. There are dozens of variations, including 'sweetheart broochs' worn by family or girlfriends in gold, silver, enamel, pearlshell etc etc which can be very...
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