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Old 18-04-21, 07:53 PM
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Hi South African guys,
I'm interested in the relative scarcity/value of the badges worn by Kitchener's Fighting Scouts.
Surfing the internet, I have come across pictures of the KFS slouch hat badge and varying shoulder titles KFS, K-F-S, i/K-F-S, and 2/K-F-S.
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Old 19-04-21, 04:21 AM
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KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken - You must have been hungry when typing this

I think the badges you see were KFS and they do come up from time to time. I would say moderately rare
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Old 19-04-21, 05:19 AM
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KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken - You must have been hungry when typing this

I think the badges you see were KFS and they do come up from time to time. I would say moderately rare
Wow! What can I say? Maybe you are right. I had better correct my post.
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Old 19-04-21, 08:43 AM
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The original SAMIF regiments badges are fairly easy to find and not particularly scarce, it was a very sizable regiment, as well as being one of the best anti commando units in the field, but, the subsequent Transvaal Volunteer regiment is much harder, it only existed for a very brief period, the name was simply too contentious.
Be careful with the formers shoulder titles, a quantity were made here a few years ago.


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Hi South African guys,
I'm interested in the relative scarcity/value of the badges worn by Kitchener's Fighting Scouts.
Surfing the internet, I have come across pictures of the KFS slouch hat badge and varying shoulder titles KFS, K-F-S, i/K-F-S, and 2/K-F-S.
Thanks, John
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Old 19-04-21, 07:58 PM
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The original SAMIF regiments badges are fairly easy to find and not particularly scarce, it was a very sizable regiment, as well as being one of the best anti commando units in the field, but, the subsequent Transvaal Volunteer regiment is much harder, it only existed for a very brief period, the name was simply too contentious.
Be careful with the formers shoulder titles, a quantity were made here a few years ago.
Thanks for your replies.
I was wondering about the relative numbers of say the 1/KFS titles to the 2/KFS or the KFS titles.
Regards, John
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Old 21-04-21, 07:30 AM
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I think, certainly from memory that both regiments were raised actually on the same day in Pretoria, the 23rd of November 1900, but, with the shoulder titles, I would have thought the KFS title was worn quite early on, with the specific regimental titles being subsequently made a little later, they are certainly far scarcer with, perhaps, the second being a little scarcer than the first.



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Thanks for your replies.
I was wondering about the relative numbers of say the 1/KFS titles to the 2/KFS or the KFS titles.
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Old 21-04-21, 07:44 PM
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I think, certainly from memory that both regiments were raised actually on the same day in Pretoria, the 23rd of November 1900, but, with the shoulder titles, I would have thought the KFS title was worn quite early on, with the specific regimental titles being subsequently made a little later, they are certainly far scarcer with, perhaps, the second being a little scarcer than the first.
Thanks for your comments, Frank. Much appreciated.
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Old 22-04-21, 07:42 AM
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Just be careful and have a good look before parting with any money, they should be incised with the numeral applied and not die cast as a single piece.


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Old 23-04-21, 11:32 PM
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Just be careful and have a good look before parting with any money, they should be incised with the numeral applied and not die cast as a single piece.
Thanks for the tip, Frank. I only have one example.
I hope it meets that criteria.
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Old 24-04-21, 05:28 PM
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It certainly looks okay!

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Thanks for the tip, Frank. I only have one example.
I hope it meets that criteria.
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Old 24-04-21, 08:00 PM
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It certainly looks okay!
Thanks for the confirmation, Frank.
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