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Old 16-05-24, 01:50 AM
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Thanks John.

I will just have to wait.

Cheers
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Old 23-05-24, 06:59 AM
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Hello John,
is it possible just to confirm that your collar badge is white metal?

Just as a reference for fellow collectors, attached are some images of a reproduction brass collar which sold recently on an auction platform. The seller did indicate it as such, and there are some subtle but noticeable differences between yours, the slouch hat badge and it.

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Old 23-05-24, 07:19 AM
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Hi James,
Yes, my collar badge is white metal.

See this link showing the Virtu et Valora badge worn also by Christchurch Honorary Reserve Corps.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...t=Virtu+Valora

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John
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Old 23-05-24, 08:02 AM
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Many thanks John,
so its safe to presume the Honorary Reserve Corps wore insignia of white metal, including Cap with opposing collars (I see your picture of Sgt McFarlane does have).
I have the figures for the size of the corps as follows:

Honorary Reserve Corps (Canterbury District)
Strength: 1885 - 100, 1889 - 58 (48), 1890 - 57, 1891 - 57 (48), 1892 - 57, 1893 - 57, 1894 - 57, 1895 - 57 Officers, NCO and Men.

But they must have disbanded around late 1899?

and then from the 14th of April 1906, the Waipu Scottish wore a brass version of the Cap and Collar, but did they have opposing collars?

The rather limited images I have, don't show whether they do, other than a Collar which faces the same direction at the Cap, and that they wore double collars, with the volunteer bugle horn type.

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Old 23-05-24, 07:48 PM
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Hi James,
Sorry I can't answer your questions. We can only hope more evidence turns up in old pictures.
Regards, John
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Old 23-05-24, 08:35 PM
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In my Dress Regulations book (pages 195 and 199) I show this badge being worn which I attributed to the Scottish Horse (Waipu).
The photo on page 195 shows the hat badge and two pairs of collar badges on each end of the collar. Being worn are left and right small versions of the hat badge as well as bugle badges. So, this may well be for Scottish Horse (Waipu).
The photo on page 199 (the shooting match shown in the link in post # 18) shows the sergeant, front left of centre, wearing a Norfolk jacket as described in the Christchurch Star 25th May 1885 (as in above link) and page 351 of Dress Regulations book.
He may well be Honorary Reserve Corps (Canterbury District). The man (front centre) is wearing a pair of 1st Canterbury Rifle Battalion collar badges with a flat Imperial crown, so maybe earlier than 1906/07.
Barry

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Old 24-05-24, 10:02 AM
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Many thanks John and Barry for getting back to me,
Barry, I have attached the images for those who don't have a copy of your superb book entitled New Zealand Dress Regulations 1852-1909 (Militia, Volunteer and Permanent Forces) By B O'Sullivan ISBN 978-0-473-48327-2.
All the best
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