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Old 12-08-11, 11:47 PM
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Hi Guys,

There are a lot rarer items than those listed so far but you will have to wait until the book comes out to find out what they are - all backed up with official documentation too.

Yes, I am going as fast as I can...

As a teaser the P (Buckinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry) Battery, 299th (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA) is pretty scarce.

See piccy - note the existence of the scroll below.

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Old 12-08-11, 11:50 PM
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What sort of value does a Q/C Ano RB blackened have?

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Phil
Hi Phil,

For me nothing as although they were worn by serving members these subdued badges were never officially authorised at War Office or MoD level.

It all depends on what one collects - if happy with Regimental authorisation then possible a fiver.

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Old 12-08-11, 11:52 PM
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I have spotted an Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders A/A subdued..... is this real (looks good in the looking good sense!)?

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Old 12-08-11, 11:55 PM
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Thanks chris, it cost me nothing so im happy with a fiver. Not selling though as i like it.

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Old 13-08-11, 12:01 AM
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I have spotted an Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders A/A subdued..... is this real (looks good in the looking good sense!)?

Well it's real Griff but it depends on what you collect.

It may have been used by a A+SH soldier but again I think that eBay is currently flooded with so many different unit's subdued badges which have to be coming from dodgy dealers flogging off to the unsuspecting.

As I said, at War Office and MoD level no subdued badges were authorised for issue although there are some all black badges that always came that way such as the 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles).

At Regimental level some badges do seem to have been authorised although I have never seen any official documentation recording the fact.

Pays yer money and takes yer choice I suppose...

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Old 13-08-11, 12:04 AM
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Hi Charlie,

Beware of these.

Genuine Timings marked ones do exist but so do dodgy unmarked 1980's Gaunt pieces and fake marked Timings.

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Chris
Hi Chris,

Happy that Mine is a good Timmings.

I have seen the unmarked copies going for around the 40 mark which I suppose in relation to price of the real deal could be considered acceptable as a gap filler. it seems that there are those who are willing to pay it!

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Old 13-08-11, 12:09 AM
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Hi Chris,

Happy that Mine is a good Timmings.

I have seen the unmarked copies going for around the 40 mark which I suppose in relation to price of the real deal could be considered acceptable as a gap filler. it seems that there are those who are willing to pay it!

Ry
Hi Ry,

Do you know the difference between a good Timings mark and a dodgy one?

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Old 13-08-11, 12:34 AM
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Do you know the difference between a good Timings mark and a dodgy one?

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Chris
Hi again Chris,

To be honest, no! But I know a man who does and he was impressed when I showed him the badge.

You may also remember this thread from a while back;

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ad.php?t=12953

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Old 15-08-11, 09:26 AM
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Don't wanna spoil the fun of Hagwalther's book, but think it worth mentioning that, among many others, Bosley's auctioned these AA badges during the past few years...

RSF 242
13th London Regt 201
KC RASC 605

Prices shown were all very significantly increased by the addition of seller's premium, buyer's premium, credit/debit card charges, regimental subs, mess fees etc.

There are plenty more examples of AA badges sold at 600 and more.
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Old 15-08-11, 11:39 AM
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I presume that it was a KC RSF as the QC are about 40.

The KC RASC does not surpise me but the 13 Londons is vastly over priced. I bought one for 10 ....
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Old 15-08-11, 12:02 PM
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You are right Alan, on all counts.

It was a KC. AA QC RSF went for 132 in Feb 05 and 110 in Jan 06.

There are plenty of examples of AA badges selling for hundreds of pounds, though it seems collectors don't often mention such high prices paid for staybrites within their own collections.
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Old 15-08-11, 02:48 PM
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I am surprised at the Q/C RSF as I bought one 3 years ago from Bosleys postal auctions for 40 including fees and postage. You never can tell with auctions.
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Old 15-08-11, 03:11 PM
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Around twelve months ago I came across an a/a Manchester Regiment badge the dealer was asking 90, thought that was steep but looking at the prices realised maybe it was a fair price.
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Old 15-08-11, 04:12 PM
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Ludicrous price for a Mancs badge. I found one in a scrap box in an antique shop in one of the shopping arcades in central Cardiff. 5 and it was mine.
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I bought a 13th London (Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment) in silver anodised from a dealer in Covent Garden (Jubilee Market) about 6 weeks ago for 2.00

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