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Old 22-10-10, 08:02 PM
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Default VIII RECCE & 14 Canadian Hussars

I know there has already been a fair amount of discussion in regards to this badge, but here is another "Officers variant" VIII RECCE up for sale on eBay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/CANADA-VIII-RECC...item53e432a905

I would also be interested in everybody's opinions on this badge? Is this badge considered genuine? Made from melted down mess tins maybe?
http://cgi.ebay.com/CANADA-VIII-RECC...item4aa58285cf

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Old 22-10-10, 08:25 PM
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Hi James, The only badge I would want in my collection is the one described as the late war pattern. The others do not have documented provenance of which I am aware, and orders of badges, especially as Lt. Col. Mann took such an interest in the issue, would be documented. The others need substantiated documentation, especially photos, and some record or note of acquisition to make me comfortable with them.
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Old 22-10-10, 09:10 PM
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I agree with Bill...I have only the one type as well....there was an interesting consignment to the auction on Sunday Bill, a post war BD 14ch with the balack and yellow dot on the sleeves below the 14CH shoulder flash along with a period photo of the officer wearing the same...really interesting evidence that the bulls eye style flash was still being worn well after the war...cheers,Mike
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Old 22-10-10, 09:15 PM
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Thanks Bill. I agree documentation is king.

There has been some previous discussion in this forum about the all white metal badge being a prototype. Also mention of a photograph of Lt-Col.F.A. Vokes wearing a badge with no overlay. Possible anecdotal evidence in the form of a period photograph. Unfortunately the the link provided to this photo is now broken.

Interesting info on the "bulls eye" patch Michael.

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Old 22-10-10, 09:54 PM
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Well my dear James, here's the link for Lt.Col Vokes photograph with,what I suppose can be called, the first pattern of the 8th Recce badge without the overlay.
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/pm_v2.ph...653&rd=152197#

By clicking on the pic you can see an enlarge version.

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Old 22-10-10, 09:55 PM
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Hi Mike, Any chance of some images of that tunic at auction?
I am really surprised about that use, as the LAC files cleary say the patch was to be removed and the shoulder title and patch were the proper order of insignia.
Jo, Upon close examination there sure appears to be an overlay on Vokes' badge.
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Old 22-10-10, 10:03 PM
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Well my eyes are not as good as yours Bill, but you could be right. BTW, the 8th Recce badges being sold by C.Brooker, in his pic,the middle right badge (with the Scully mark) is the one that was produced a few ago for the association's reunion. Also, perhaps someone could contact Chris and ask him about the badge without overlay.
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If the tunic and photo are still at my dad's place in the morning I,ll run over and get a scan.....I was as surprised as you...shocked actually.
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I agree with Bill...I have only the one type as well....there was an interesting consignment to the auction on Sunday Bill, a post war BD 14ch with the balack and yellow dot on the sleeves below the 14CH shoulder flash along with a period photo of the officer wearing the same...really interesting evidence that the bulls eye style flash was still being worn well after the war...cheers,Mike
Where is the auction Mike? May be interested in that BD. Cheers Brian
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Old 23-10-10, 03:13 AM
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It will be the Jeff Hoare Auction in January I believe...
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Old 23-10-10, 07:16 PM
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Default 8th Rcce sold,prices made.......

The Scullymade copy.WOW and I used to buy them directly for $10.00.
http://cgi.ebay.com/CANADA-VIII-RECC...item53e432baf8

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANADA-VIII-RECC...item53e432b01e

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANADA-VIII-RECC...item53e432a905

The white metal one.....
http://cgi.ebay.com/CANADA-VIII-RECC...item4aa58285cf

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Scary, almost $700 for a very questionable badge. Cheers Brian
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Old 24-10-10, 11:37 AM
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Hi Mike, Is the tunic in the image the one that is for sale? I have never seen a post war tunic with the recce "bull's eye" patch.
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Old 24-10-10, 08:50 PM
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Yes Bill...it is the same tunic...complete with bulls eye patches,1949 date...collars have been removed although I,m not sure why they were there in the first place...but the photo kind of verifies the jacket as worn...
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