British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Books by Forum Members


Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > British Military Insignia > Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15-01-20, 08:23 PM
Desert Rat's Avatar
Desert Rat Desert Rat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 183
Default 101 Troop, 6 Commando

Item #350 in Bosleys upcoming 29 January 2020 auction is a 101 Troop 6 Commando formation sign. I would appreciate hearing what others think of it.

https://www.flipsnack.com/bosleysauc...full-view.html
__________________
Top Dollar paid for an original 2nd Machine Gun Company A.I.F. collar badge.

Top Dollar paid for an original New Zealand Imperial Camel Corps hat badge.

Top Dollar paid for original 1st, 2nd and 3rd (NZ/3/MGC) New Zealand Machine Gun Company badges.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15-01-20, 09:04 PM
Slinky Cat Slinky Cat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 117
Default

It already sold at their last auction, your link is to the last auction
It was a good one. I think it was about 4500 including extras
SC
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15-01-20, 09:05 PM
manchesters's Avatar
manchesters manchesters is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 5,253
Default

That link goes to Novembers auction.

regards
__________________
Simon Butterworth

Manchester Regiment Collector
Rank, Prize & Trade Badges
British & Commonwealth Artillery Badges
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15-01-20, 10:05 PM
Desert Rat's Avatar
Desert Rat Desert Rat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 183
Default

Thank you gentlemen. Must be getting old.
__________________
Top Dollar paid for an original 2nd Machine Gun Company A.I.F. collar badge.

Top Dollar paid for an original New Zealand Imperial Camel Corps hat badge.

Top Dollar paid for original 1st, 2nd and 3rd (NZ/3/MGC) New Zealand Machine Gun Company badges.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 16-01-20, 06:09 PM
Frank Kelley's Avatar
Frank Kelley Frank Kelley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 6,128
Default

It certainly appeared to be original to me.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Rat View Post
Item #350 in Bosleys upcoming 29 January 2020 auction is a 101 Troop 6 Commando formation sign. I would appreciate hearing what others think of it.

https://www.flipsnack.com/bosleysauc...full-view.html
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16-01-20, 06:16 PM
Mike B Mike B is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North West
Posts: 1,827
Default

An original item.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16-01-20, 06:20 PM
Frank Kelley's Avatar
Frank Kelley Frank Kelley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 6,128
Default

I remember seeing it and certainly thought at the time "I need to have that" sadly, reality got in the way!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
An original item.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 16-01-20, 07:38 PM
Mike B Mike B is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North West
Posts: 1,827
Default

Frank - it is true. I sometimes wonder what veterans would have thought if they were alive today. Given many of them lived in houses that would have cost them possibly half, or a third, (or even less) of the price of such items of insignia today.

Average UK House prices - ONS [Office of National Statistics] Table 502
https://assets.publishing.service.go..._502_-_ONS.xls

Year
1930 590
1931 600
1932 540
1933 530
1934 515
1935 530
1936 550
1937 540
1938 545
1939-1945
1946 1,459
1947 1,824
1948 1,751
1949 1,911

1950 1,940
1951 2,115
1952 2,028
1953 2,006
1954 1,970
1955 2,064
1956 2,280
1957 2,330
1958 2,390
1959 2,410

Quite mad really - I often wondered if we collectors will one day have a big reunion in the funny farm or the poor house.
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-01-20, 01:07 PM
Frank Kelley's Avatar
Frank Kelley Frank Kelley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 6,128
Default

Agreed, it is rather more money that the majority of those fellows would have ever seen in their lifetimes, regarding the latter, I suspect the poor house is a safe bet.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
Frank - it is true. I sometimes wonder what veterans would have thought if they were alive today. Given many of them lived in houses that would have cost them possibly half, or a third, (or even less) of the price of such items of insignia today.

Average UK House prices - ONS [Office of National Statistics] Table 502
https://assets.publishing.service.go..._502_-_ONS.xls

Year
1930 590
1931 600
1932 540
1933 530
1934 515
1935 530
1936 550
1937 540
1938 545
1939-1945
1946 1,459
1947 1,824
1948 1,751
1949 1,911

1950 1,940
1951 2,115
1952 2,028
1953 2,006
1954 1,970
1955 2,064
1956 2,280
1957 2,330
1958 2,390
1959 2,410

Quite mad really - I often wondered if we collectors will one day have a big reunion in the funny farm or the poor house.
Mike

Last edited by Frank Kelley; 17-01-20 at 05:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.