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Old 01-09-14, 12:07 PM
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I queried the price of the Royal Scots badge and the price was altered immediately, I also received a nice note from Stephen thanking me and admitting that he had entered the high price by mistake.

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Old 01-09-14, 12:59 PM
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Thanks to Chris and to MikeH for the Rarities Lists; I suspect you covered almost everyone's Agonised Ally Wish Lists between you.

Although they are probably prototypes or trial badges I offer these for general thoughts and comments from the forum, as I understand there is at least one each of these v rare AA cap-badges out there, already in members' collections:
  • Derbyshire Yeomanry - Gold & Silver QC
  • 1st Rifle Volunteers Royal Devon Yeomanry - Gold & Silver QC
  • South Staffords - Gold & Silver KC

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William
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Old 01-09-14, 01:02 PM
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Gents,
with regard to the Queens own Gurkha transport Regt in a/a, as per the above list.

Has anyone actually got an example of this badge that they can post an image of? This badge in reality - if it is out there - should not really be a rare item should it? I appreciate that there may well be documentation for its creation and use, but are we saying we believe that there was a limited run or limited issue of an ALL aa version of this badge, which makes it a rare beast? Its a modern (ish) badge and freely available in the bright metal now used.

Any thoughts gents?

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Bess
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Old 01-09-14, 01:22 PM
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[QUOTE=William;275741]Thanks to Chris and to MikeH for the Rarities Lists; I suspect you covered almost everyone's Agonised Ally Wish Lists between you.

Although they are probably prototypes or trial badges I offer these for general thoughts and comments from the forum, as I understand there is at least one each of these v rare AA cap-badges out there, already in members' collections:
  • Derbyshire Yeomanry - Gold & Silver QC
  • 1st Rifle Volunteers Royal Devon Yeomanry - Gold & Silver QC
  • South Staffords - Gold & Silver KC

All the best

William[/QUOTE

never heard of the Derbyshire
RDY I know of at least one possibly two
S.Staffs ive heard rumours but never seen one. I may ask a guy who works at the museum.
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Old 01-09-14, 01:29 PM
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Gents,
with regard to the Queens own Gurkha transport Regt in a/a, as per the above list.

Has anyone actually got an example of this badge that they can post an image of? This badge in reality - if it is out there - should not really be a rare item should it? I appreciate that there may well be documentation for its creation and use, but are we saying we believe that there was a limited run or limited issue of an ALL aa version of this badge, which makes it a rare beast? Its a modern (ish) badge and freely available in the bright metal now used.

Any thoughts gents?

Regards all

Bess
The images that i saw Bess , looked as if the locating holes on the back had been drilled .
Ive seen the normal GTR scrolling, they are on 4 locator pegs to position the scroll correctly.
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Old 01-09-14, 08:12 PM
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Chris do you not mean Glasgow and Oxford ?
Id have on mine :-
4th QOH
S.Lancs beret
Inns of Court rgt
Liverpool UOTC large
Millfield School
MillHill School
Staffs Yeo kc

Thats off the top of my head .
Mike,

Few on there that were never authorised.

South Lancs was the collar badge - see book for details.

Chris
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Old 01-09-14, 08:13 PM
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Gents,
with regard to the Queens own Gurkha transport Regt in a/a, as per the above list.

Has anyone actually got an example of this badge that they can post an image of? This badge in reality - if it is out there - should not really be a rare item should it? I appreciate that there may well be documentation for its creation and use, but are we saying we believe that there was a limited run or limited issue of an ALL aa version of this badge, which makes it a rare beast? Its a modern (ish) badge and freely available in the bright metal now used.

Any thoughts gents?

Regards all

Bess
Hi Bess,

Images are on the forum and in book - there are a few about and owners have posted pictures of their examples.

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Old 01-09-14, 08:18 PM
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Thanks to Chris and to MikeH for the Rarities Lists; I suspect you covered almost everyone's Agonised Ally Wish Lists between you.

Although they are probably prototypes or trial badges I offer these for general thoughts and comments from the forum, as I understand there is at least one each of these v rare AA cap-badges out there, already in members' collections:
  • Derbyshire Yeomanry - Gold & Silver QC
  • 1st Rifle Volunteers Royal Devon Yeomanry - Gold & Silver QC
  • South Staffords - Gold & Silver KC

All the best

William
Hi William,

Forget about the first two but South Staffordshire [Tudor] was officially authorised - example on page 270 of your copy of book.

Derbyshire Yeomanry did get a CB. No of 3172 but went no further.

1st Rifle Volunteers Royal Devon Yeomanry - prototype at best; fantasy at worse. I go for the latter.

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Old 01-09-14, 08:19 PM
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I queried the price of the Royal Scots badge and the price was altered immediately, I also received a nice note from Stephen thanking me and admitting that he had entered the high price by mistake.

Dave.
Hi Dave,

65 GBP for this badge would be a very fair price.

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Old 01-09-14, 08:21 PM
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Mike,

I have to ask- including mine or in addition to mine ?

Peter
Hi Peter,

Any chance of some images of the back of the badge and also a close up of the lugs to see who made it?

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Old 01-09-14, 08:23 PM
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Chris do you not mean Glasgow and Oxford ?
Id have on mine :-
4th QOH
S.Lancs beret
Inns of Court rgt
Liverpool UOTC large
Millfield School
MillHill School
Staffs Yeo kc

Thats off the top of my head .
Mike,

Glasgow and Oxford - who they?

Chris
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Old 01-09-14, 08:34 PM
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HI Guys,

Remember the main reason why collectors cannot find super rare badges is that, contrary to popular belief, they were probably never made in the first place...

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Chri
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Old 01-09-14, 08:55 PM
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Few on there that were never authorised.

South Lancs was the collar badge - see book for details.

Chris
All those exist Chris, the South Lancs certainly isnt the collar. Its exactly the same as k&K 2001 .Slider marked Smith and Wright.
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Old 01-09-14, 09:20 PM
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Wow!!

My question re the top 10 A/A badges certainly started a great discussion.

I had no idea that such small amounts of badges were manufactured, very interesting indeed.

Just out of curiosity, why were such tiny numbers produced for units that would need many more of these badges?

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Old 01-09-14, 10:54 PM
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All those exist Chris, the South Lancs certainly isnt the collar. Its exactly the same as k&K 2001 .Slider marked Smith and Wright.
Mike

Possibly both then but official doco does state that the collar badge was to be used.

Do you have images or is your info anecdotal?

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