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Old 31-03-10, 08:59 AM
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Default just arrived, 55th COLLINGWOOD rgt ORs

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55th collingwood rgt ORs hat badge circa 1912-18 period
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Old 05-06-10, 07:53 AM
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Great badge, thanks for sharing, have you ever come across the enamelled officer ones?
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Old 05-06-10, 08:15 AM
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hi colin
i have only ever seen the enamel version on ebay. sold for $2200 or there abouts. this is the first one of these (ORs) that i have owned also.
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Old 06-06-10, 02:11 AM
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Everyone thinks 3rd Reich is expensive, and it is, but the Australian stuff is right up there, as I am discovering to my cost
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Old 06-06-10, 02:36 AM
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The rare Australian stuff can be expensive due to only a small amount of badges being made - the pre WW1 and pre WW2 militia officer badges as an example.

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Old 09-06-10, 12:18 PM
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hi
just arrived in the mail
55th collingwood rgt ORs hat badge circa 1912-18 period
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A beauty, Mick -- never seen one before. Love that motto, too!
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Old 04-03-20, 04:08 PM
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Default 55/COLLINGWOOD Shoulder Title

Not being a collector of anything from Australia (the CEF being my main collecting area), does the shoulder title to this unit have much value?

I'd welcome some opinions from those far more knowledgeable in this area than myself.

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Old 05-03-20, 10:48 PM
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All the shoulder titles from this period are scarce. This one is 55/Collingwood. Most of the 1912-18 compulsory training militia badges were from Victoria whose regiments apparently competed with each other to have privately funded badges struck. Some regiments continued to wear their earlier 1903-12 regimental badges as most did not have a number on the badge. Most of the rest of the Australian Infantry regiments (numbered from 1 to 95 ) were content with government issue brass numerals worn on the front of the slouch hat and rising sun hat and collar badges. I have a picture of my father wearing a 32 numeral and have tried for years to find one. Some numbers were reserve and never raised so there is not a complete set numbered up to 95. I only have two or three of them.

I replied to a discussion on the Forum last year about the collar badge, which is a stag/Collingwood. Someone thought it was related to the Naval Division. It is still in the Forum archives somewhere.
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Old 05-03-20, 10:51 PM
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I replied to a discussion on the Forum last year about the collar badge, which is a stag/Collingwood. Someone thought it was related to the Naval Division. It is still in the Forum archives somewhere.
I’m Spartacus!!!

Here it is https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ht=Collingwood from 2018, my how time flys! Thanks again.
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Old 06-03-20, 05:47 AM
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Default 55 Officers Cap Numeral

I've had this photograph of an officer wearing a 55 numeral on his cap in my collection for some time.

Shows some of the diversity of badges worn in the day, regards Dennis
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Old 06-03-20, 12:03 PM
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Attached is a photograph of the said '55/COLLINGWOOD' Shoulder Title. The lugs are original and sound.

Thoughts?

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Hello Lovat, looks to be the same as the one I have in my collection, Dennis
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yep all good
is there a makers name?
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Old 07-03-20, 10:09 AM
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Default '55/COLLINGWOOD' Shoulder Title

Hi Chris,

At present I only have a photo of the shoulder title, but looking at the image I have I can't see any makers mark.

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Looks good mate
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