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Old 22-11-22, 02:11 PM
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Default Piers Motley Auction Anodised Lot

Piers Motley's anodised lot which sold today at auction contains a few of the harder to find and desirable a/a badges, but with a final hammer plus commission of approx £345, am I missing something? As an off and on a/a collector, can anyone point out what caused the obvious bidding interest?
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Old 22-11-22, 02:27 PM
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I count 77 badges which averages out approx. £4.48 each.

Can see the Berks Yeo arm badge, scarcer monogram Wilts Reg, Dorset Reg… those three alone must be c.£30 each on a dealers site.

Even some more common AA’s do appear on some dealers websites now for £6 or 7 each. So that may be the simple explanation provided there’s nothing we are both missing within the lot.
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Old 22-11-22, 04:14 PM
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Hi Luke
The only cap badge that stood out for me was the Loyals - possibly £50 - £60. I estimated £10 - £15 for the Dorset. I'm with you on the Wilts but I would have been cautious without seeing the slider.

I did wonder if it was the 94 Berks Yeo Rank Badge that partially drove some of the bidding and it's interesting that you think it would command £30 or so. Even though I have one I had no idea what a dealer might charge.

I hear you and I'm probably going to have to revise my estimates upwards on some of the other less scarce badges, even taking into account that 12 or so of the 77 badges were collars.
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Loyals looks like it is missing it's Lion?
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Well spotted Bob. It is indeed.
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Loyals looks like it is missing it's Lion?
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Strange that. I have now seen 3 with the lion very carefully (not snapped off) removed.

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It's not a Berks Yeo as they were gold. It is the 1968 Berks TA worn on red backing disc.
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Interesting Hampshires, with red highlights. Not seen before.
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Interesting Hampshires, with red highlights. Not seen before.
That looks like the Officers cap badge for the Royal Regiment of Gloucestershire and Hampshire RRGH. Not anodised and they have sold for three figures.

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It's not a Berks Yeo as they were gold. It is the 1968 Berks TA worn on red backing disc.
Quite right Alan, my bad.
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Old 22-11-22, 07:29 PM
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I reckon you might make a small and i do mean small profit on them .
Wilts
Bays
QRIH 1st pattern
RRGH Officers
Dorset if its marked
7th Hussars

The rest are run of the mill stuff
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It's not a Berks Yeo as they were gold. It is the 1968 Berks TA worn on red backing disc.
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I agree. I think I was informed in a previous thread that it was the 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signals Squadron rank badge (arm badge) in silver ano? I was also under the impression from that thread that they were not issued but privately purchased from the Sub Continent (I can't find the thread). As for their value, I'm clueless. Mine cost me nothing.

As for the gold Berkshire Yeomanry Field Reg badge, mine set me back north of £50 (heck!). I recognised we weren't talking this badge.
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That looks like the Officers cap badge for the Royal Regiment of Gloucestershire and Hampshire RRGH. Not anodised and they have sold for three figures.

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Thanks for the input.
I picked one up from Bosleys for less then £30 a few years back. That's not showing off, I'm just surprised that they are fetching three figs. I do remember there was quite a few knocking about when I bought mine, so perhaps supply and demand dictates.
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Thanks for the input.
I picked one up from Bosleys for less then £30 a few years back. That's not showing off, I'm just surprised that they are fetching three figs. I do remember there was quite a few knocking about when I bought mine, so perhaps supply and demand dictates.
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The RRGH bullion beret badge is the one to find,very scarce nowadays
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Hi Alan
I agree. I think I was informed in a previous thread that it was the 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signals Squadron rank badge (arm badge) in silver ano? I was also under the impression from that thread that they were not issued but privately purchased from the Sub Continent (I can't find the thread). As for their value, I'm clueless. Mine cost me nothing.

As for the gold Berkshire Yeomanry Field Reg badge, mine set me north of £50 (heck!). I recognised we weren't talking this badge.
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There has been much said about the 1968 badges not being worn by the TA. However the Yeomanry did publish a history which stated the cadre wore the a/a badge in silver with the red backing. The arm badge was much smaller than the cap badge.

They were not RSignals until 1969. Prior to that they were part of the C (Berkshire Yeomanry) Squadron, Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons 1961-67.
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