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Old 04-10-10, 12:32 AM
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Hello All Hands, from sunny south of France ...
I will be pleased to share some infos with this forum ;
I am collecting cap badges designed for all people working at sea ;
that is to say :
- military navies from the entire world
- merchant marine compagnies
- auxiliary services and shore based activities (pilots, schools, aso ...)
- all periods (from the invention of the naval cap !)

this collection was started about 30 year ago when I lived in Paris, with some success in the flee markets - followed some years of lethargy after my move to Marseilles - and a recent rebirth of the collection thanks to internet !

Needless to say that I have not finished my quest !
However, be assured that my British corner is well supplied and again, I would be happy to share these matters ...

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Old 04-10-10, 08:08 AM
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Permission most definitely granted alco. Welcome to the forum !
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Old 04-10-10, 09:05 AM
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WELCOME, If you use ebay I entered OFFICER BADGES into the search and I came across quite a lot of Merchant Marine cap badges.
You may find some you require there
p.s. If you look at the Royal Navy threads, I have a couple there about the ADMIRALTY FIRE FORCE and COPENACRE FIRE PATROL ROYAL NAVY. Cab you help?/
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Old 04-10-10, 09:59 AM
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'llo

Thanks for your warm welcome !

About ebay, I keep a reasonable watch on navy & marine badges
and I guess I have located this lot of Merchant Marine items from 'tommys308'
But I have a problem with this kind of 'repro industry' !!!
this matter should be developped in a future post ...

anyway, thank you for info !

About your proposition, do you have pics of these badges ?

All the best
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Old 04-10-10, 11:40 AM
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alco, If you send me your email I will send pictures to you. I cannot put one of them here due to copy right.
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hi mate, welcome aboard.
We are a few but very dedicated naval collectors here and we are ready to help.
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Old 04-10-10, 08:13 PM
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alco, If you send me your email I will send pictures to you. I cannot put one of them here due to copy right.
'llo Engr

I guess I have located your posts related to these badges :
- http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=12536
- http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=12537

So I've seen the pics : thank you for your offer, but for now these badges are at the edge of my collection as I specialized in hand embroidered badges.

However, I do have some metallic badges if they came in a lot or if nothing else is available ...

(hope my english is understandable )

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hi mate, welcome aboard.
We are a few but very dedicated naval collectors here and we are ready to help.
cheers
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Hi GreatDane,
Thank you for your friendly welcome.
How to find the navy specialists ? and how many are you then ?

Else, I hope to have time and opportunity to show my danish corner ...

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Old 05-10-10, 10:58 AM
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hi,
I don't know exactly how many we are, but less than 10 I guess (might be wrong here).
I think some of them will come forward if you have related questions or unidentified badges.
My main areas are the Danish Navy, Royal Navy and USNavy.
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Ahoy shipper,
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Welcome to BCMBF Nice to have you on board, have an informative time,
and your contribution is appreciated.

Thank You for your time.
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Old 27-02-16, 03:49 PM
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Hello Mates,

My last post was in end 2011 and I had to disconnect for a long period of relegation in an ex-yugoslavian shipyard !

After that, I was terribly busy as part of the supporting-team of a new-building (every new ship is an adventure but especially a croatian one ;-))
Since then, my silence was the result of my legendary laziness !!

As my interest for the collection remained intact, I humbly request again permission to share informations from time to time with your noble assembly.

Many thanks and all the best
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Yes please.

Carry on.

Ex RN myself but working on WWI infantry badges at the moment.

You'll have a wealth of knowledge and assistance here.

Simon
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Admiral Commerell & staff!

Wondered where have you been Alco??? Been missing you & your posts!

WELCOME BACK, & hope you are able to get posting again soon!

Very best wishes from HAWAII! I am not back in Canada until mid March......

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