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Old 19-12-18, 07:46 PM
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Default Rare 1st Gurkha Badge

I just acquired a small job lot of "mystery" badges - the lot was not particularly well described or photographed but the one badge I knew I had to have was an extremely rare cap badge to the 2nd Btn 1st Gurkha Rifles - worn1886 >1906 . I have never seen an example for sale before, indeed as far as I know the Gurkha Museum doesn't have an example - the only one I've ever seen is in Ashok Nath's private collection. I got so excited about owning it that I think I missed the fact that the other badges might contain some hidden gems - I've listed them in the mystery - unknown insignia section and would appreciate forum members help in identifying them.
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Old 20-12-18, 03:37 AM
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This was the one I was after as well, and I knew you would be it after too

Did not bid finally as always very difficult to get rid of the other badges for me in India and I thought the lot would go for a hell of a lot because of the Gurkha badge so did not bid. You did well I think!
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Old 21-12-18, 11:11 AM
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very nice Tim, what are the fixings?

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Old 21-12-18, 06:23 PM
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Silver integral lugs ( albeit missing one )
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I just acquired a small job lot of "mystery" badges - the lot was not particularly well described or photographed but the one badge I knew I had to have was an extremely rare cap badge to the 2nd Btn 1st Gurkha Rifles - worn1886 >1906 . I have never seen an example for sale before, indeed as far as I know the Gurkha Museum doesn't have an example - the only one I've ever seen is in Ashok Nath's private collection. I got so excited about owning it that I think I missed the fact that the other badges might contain some hidden gems - I've listed them in the mystery - unknown insignia section and would appreciate forum members help in identifying them.
Hi Tim

That's great, you got your reward for helping me out earlier in the year.

Merry Christmas.

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Phil.
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