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Old 24-12-21, 12:50 PM
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Default The Yearly thread; YOUR BEST BUYS OF 2021

Hello and Merry Xmas to everyone.
As usual at this time of year i initiate this thread, so lets see your best mixed finds of 2021 !! badges and militaria !!!
Best wishes and stay safe Steve
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Old 24-12-21, 01:16 PM
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Thanks to another forum member, Donovan. P, I was finally able to add a beautiful French made 1st Ranger Battalion 'chain stitched' scroll to my collection.

I also added a nice First Special Service Force parachute oval.

I thought it was going to be a quiet year but very pleased with the items I managed to pick up.

I just updated my albums with some other little pieces of history.

Merry Christmas

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I spotted an auction lot of Boer War/WW1 medals and badges that included some British Legion items but as I don't collect medals and couldn't afford to buy the lot I thought all was lost and I had missed my chance.

But a few weeks later the lot was split and the BL badges appeared on eBay and I was fortunate enough to win them.

A wonderful set of Cap badge and collars , belonging to a Major H.S.L Wolley , for the very short lived British Legion Volunteer Police Force which only existed for 10 days !

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Old 24-12-21, 01:36 PM
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A few more bits for my Friends Ambulance Unit collection .


My thanks to a couple of forum members .
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A rare original WW2 desert pattern Italian Basco Beret, worn by a member of the Italian Royalist Falgore (Paratroopers).
Chuffed to get this one.
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A rare WW1 Lena Ashwell YMCA Concert Party badge .
Lena Ashwell had a very small concert part which travelled to the front during WW1 to entertain are troops.
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A nice rare early WW1 Stretcher Bearers patch . Been after one for a number of years so another one ticked off the list.
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Rare "Crown Film Unit" Cap badge .
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Georgian Bell top Shako plate for Light Infantry Bandsman.
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Orly Aerodrome WW2 beautiful enamel crash crew badge
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Hopefuly those bits have proved some interest.
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Some cracking items there Steve, thank you for showing them.
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My best buy of the year in terms of my collecting interest came via OC14, (thank you Paul), and consists of a 17th Indian Division cloth group with provenance.

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Old 24-12-21, 02:59 PM
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My best buy in terms of something I don't collect but wasn't going to leave behind, was found in a box of cutlery on a house clearance dealer's stall.

It was very grubby, has been shortened and there was no scabbard, but I am not complaining. The cloth badges came from another source.
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Rare "Crown Film Unit" Cap badge .
Can you fill in the blanks here ? never heard of this unit
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