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Old 29-05-19, 09:25 PM
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Hi Gents,

This beauty just arrived with much thanks to a fellow forum member who kindly sent it over. Well used and with age, gold bullion thread on black. No idea of it's origin but love the look of it, so a very welcome addition.

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Old 30-05-19, 07:32 AM
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Roy,

The shape of the wheel reminds me of South African types.

Was it sent over from there by any chance?

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Old 30-05-19, 11:52 AM
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Roy, Nice looking addition to your growing collection.
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Old 30-05-19, 03:11 PM
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Thanks Gents,

This came from one of our member in the UK.

Thanks for the South African possible Simon, I will keep my eyes in that direction on photos etc.

I'm really excited about this one, a lovely looking piece. There is so little known history about these mostly unofficial patches, I'm hoping that given time and a little research (aka luck) that more can be learned.

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Old 30-05-19, 05:23 PM
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My initial thought was Deutsche Reichsbahn, but all badges I have found are different (all metal, wings up etc.)
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Old 31-05-19, 05:29 AM
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Hi Roy

Another great pick up and again the Forum working at its best.

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Old 31-05-19, 06:17 AM
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It is a nice badge, WW1 RNAS perhaps?

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Old 31-05-19, 10:47 AM
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A lovely badge. I hope it is a Despatch Rider one, but I agree with btns and would think this is a Deutsche Reichsbahn badge. They have been variations of the DR winged wheel badge in use since 1920. I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 31-05-19, 02:35 PM
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Thanks for all your comments gents,

As with so many of these rare pieces the jury is out until some hard evidence surfaces. In the meantime it's just a case of enjoying it for what it is.

If nothing else pieces like this keep the research going and our interest up. I will keep my fingers crossed but my mind open.

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