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Old 26-11-20, 05:09 PM
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My great-grandfather's First World War medals. Sold at auction 30 years ago & presumably still residing in a private collection somewhere.

Who knows, maybe not 'can never get', but very unlikely I feel (on cost grounds if nothing else!).
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I will go with the Essex and Suffolk Cyclists
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1st (Hallamshire)VB Y & L. My favourite badge.
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Old 26-11-20, 07:48 PM
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Now living with limited retirement hobby funds I try to keep my sights within reason. For me the badge I'd like the most, and will probably happen sooner or later is a marked silver Australian Nurses RS throat badge.

I have a nice one and a silver plate (thanks Chris) that I highly prize, but the top of the totem pole will a marked silver one.

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Old 26-11-20, 10:49 PM
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My great-grandfather's First World War medals. Sold at auction 30 years ago & presumably still residing in a private collection somewhere.

Who knows, maybe not 'can never get', but very unlikely I feel (on cost grounds if nothing else!).
My grandfather's (10th (Service) Battalion (1st Rhondda) The Welsh Regiment) were lost somewhen but we did find his death plaque.

Chris
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Old 27-11-20, 06:52 AM
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1st (Hallamshire)VB Y & L. My favourite badge.
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Old 27-11-20, 07:22 AM
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Good morning

Top of my ‘Wants’ for a few years is the “U.S. Naval Support Forces Antarctica Security” shoulder patch used in the 1950s.

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Old 27-11-20, 07:42 AM
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My holly grail has to be a pair of HM silver long horse collars to the 3rd Kings own hussars .

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Old 27-11-20, 07:52 AM
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For me its a Shanghai Volunteer Corps Armoured Car Company hat and collar badge pair.

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Old 27-11-20, 08:22 AM
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I too wish I had my Great Grandfathers medals. 1914 star, BWM, Vic medal, LSGC, IGM ( Afghanistan 1919 ). 3646 Sgt, later BSM William Brown RFA.
I have my other Great Grandfathers Edwardian LSGC from auction, somewhere out there is his QSA 5 bars 3627 Sgt William Walker 3DG.
Technically two things, sorry.
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Old 27-11-20, 03:54 PM
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I see you want me to list a badge.

Here goes:
From Wikipedia:
After Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig (October 1813), the French troops retreated to France from all over Europe. The Netherlands had been annexed to the French Empire by Napoleon in 1810. But now city after city was evacuated by the French occupation troops. In the ensuing power vacuum a number of former Orangist politicians and former Patriots formed a provisional government in November 1813. Although a large number of the members of the provisional government had helped drive out William V 18 years earlier, it was taken for granted that his son would have to head any new regime. They also agreed it would be better in the long term for the Dutch to restore him themselves, rather than have the Great Powers impose him on the country. The Dutch population were pleased with the departure of the French, who had ruined the Dutch economy, and this time welcomed the prince.[2]:634–642

After having been invited by the Driemanschap (Triumvirate) of 1813, on 30 November 1813 William disembarked from HMS Warrior and landed at Scheveningen beach, only a few yards from the place where he had left the country with his father 18 years before ...

My addition:
The above text on his return is based on pompous 19th propaganda. In reality the prince was not too sure he would be welcomed. He begged the British government for an escort of a couple of battle hardened British regiments. The government declined but someone came up with a cunning plan. British Prison Camps and Hulks were full of Dutch prisoners. They had to be released and as no one wants thousands of former prisoners roaming the country, they had to be deported. The government struck two birds with one stone. The UK got rid of Dutch POWs and the prince got himself a regiment.
The former prisoners received a uniform and arms. It was all on short notice and I do not know if they received training. They were shipped out with William Prince of Orange and have been ignored ever since by historians.

I have seen one of the buttons, but I'd like to have the stove pipe badge (and the button)

Is this good enough Luke?
what did the button have on it?
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Old 27-11-20, 07:45 PM
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what did the button have on it?
script monogram letters PvO surmounted by a European Royal crown and a text in Dutch. I do not expect the badge to have the text.
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Old 27-11-20, 07:46 PM
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Wonderful btns! Thanks.
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Old 30-11-20, 06:35 PM
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For me there are two.

The first is a cap ribbon for H.M.S. AMETHYST and it must be from the period just after the WW2 in yellow thread. Sadly it shouldn't be a particularly rare tally, but the story has pushed the value up a bit and you just don't see them.

The second being a Machine Gun Corps cap badge made by LAMBOURNE. One sold on ebay a while back, but the picture wasn't clear enough to be certain that the slider was original to the badge. So I guess that it might not even exist, but that makes it even more of a "Holy Grail".

So, if anyone has the above........

Andrew
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4/7 RDG Officers enamel badge. Would have been the only thing to improve my RDG collection (apart from some real badges lol)
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