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Old 01-03-15, 10:30 AM
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Hi im glad to be here and I hope to add to the forum. I have about 340 Military cap badges bought over the years. A broad selection of Re Strikes, Bi metal, original, Victorian, Volunteer Reg's, WW2 and modern day. The bulk of my collection is WW1. I'm happy with what I have for what I do, that is I'm a massive WW1 amateur Historian. They won't make me rich and I don't expect them too, It's a labour of love.

I'm no expert as you learn something every day.
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Old 01-03-15, 12:47 PM
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Welcome to the forum from a fellow WW1nut...I have lost count of how many books I have on WW1, and I collect badges from this period in respect of two family members who died in 1916 on the Somme. You will find lots of guys who are more than willing to go the extra mile to help with any query, so do not be afraid to ask. I class myself as a novice collector. The wealth of knowledge on the forum is staggering. Enjoy.
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Welcome James
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Welcome James,

Look forward to hearing more from you and seeing your collection grow.

Cheers, Roy.
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Old 01-03-15, 05:34 PM
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Nice to see another Scottish member on board. Are you from Auld Reekie James?
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Old 05-03-15, 09:26 AM
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No I live in Prestwick, Ayrshire now. Im from a mining village in East Ayrshire originally, married the wife and became a towny
She has a lot to answer for haha

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Old 05-03-15, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the welcome
I'd say im very much a novice. But my heart and soul is immersed in The Great War period.
Im not looking forward to finding out how many fakes I have haha. But as I said in my introduction, they served me well all this time.

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Old 05-03-15, 12:02 PM
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It's an excellent subject period James. Much to collect, much to discuss. I'm not a collector myself so I don't get into the cut and thrust of what's fake and what isn't but I can be useful in historical discussion.

I know my way around East Ayrshire btw. I know not many do but I'm one of those who has a bit of experience. I've even been to New Cumnock!
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