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Old 06-03-19, 12:55 PM
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New additions just arrived today: 1st and 2nd pattern Somaliland Gendarmerie headdress badges used under the British Military Administration 1941-1950.

Still rather stunned that I managed to get not one, but two.

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Old 06-03-19, 01:05 PM
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Interesting - the horns are just the tips of antelope horns?
(They remind me of the full sized dik-dik horns that were available illicitly as jewelry items in Kenya back in the 1970's).
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Old 06-03-19, 01:14 PM
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Interesting - the horns are just the tips of antelope horns?
(They remind me of the full sized dik-dik horns that were available illicitly as jewelry items in Kenya back in the 1970's).
Hi Leigh

They are horns from the Dik-dik antelope, described to me this morning as small, timid, and bottom of the food chain (not surprising if they keep turning them into badges/jewellery ).

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Old 06-03-19, 01:34 PM
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The horns are about full sized then, if they're dik-dik.
I remember them being sold in Equator Village, Nanyuki, Kenya, with silver or copper caps fitted so that they could be worn as pendants.
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