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Old 14-05-22, 08:47 PM
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Default Fusilier fur cap grenades

Nowt much to do on a beautiful day here, so thought I would share my collection of OR fur cap grenades. Grenade badges of all kinds are amongst my favorite designs and these large badges are always eye candy to me.

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Old 14-05-22, 09:22 PM
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very nice and they are certainly eye catching.
can yo tell me what the badge is top row, second from the left is?
its got the coat of arms and vic crown
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Old 14-05-22, 09:23 PM
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Very nice CB.

Fur cap grenades don’t seem to get the level attention from collectors that they used to 30 or so years ago which is a shame as they are such beautiful and impressive pieces in my opinion, all superbly made in quality material.

It’s Royal Scots Fusiliers Chris.
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Old 14-05-22, 09:31 PM
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Another good aspect I like about them is they are neither rare nor particularly expensive, with the possible exception of the Munsters and Dubs.

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Old 14-05-22, 09:38 PM
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You are correct in my belief, fur cap grenade prices seem to have dropped compared to 25+ years ago. Similar situation with Helmet Plate Centres.
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Old 14-05-22, 11:07 PM
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thanks Luke and CB
given prices have fallen and they are very impressive, might make for an interesting side collection for me.
I think I have a couple already somewhere. certainly have the Royal Scots Fusiliers thanks Luke.
how many are there?
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Old 14-05-22, 11:27 PM
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Types and variations as K and K
If serious about starting to collect these give me a p.m
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Old 14-05-22, 11:34 PM
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As David says quite a few variations in slight changes of designs, crowns, NCOs, officers, volunteers etc. KK is the place to look, there is a plate in Gaylor’s book too.

But if you wanted to keep it simple for an attractive display I’d do similar to CB and aim for a QVC example of the other ranks Gm grenades for the 9 Fusilier regiments.
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thanks for the advice Luke, sounds reasonable place to start.
thanks David, if I do, I will certainly contact you
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Nowt much to do on a beautiful day here, so thought I would share my collection of OR fur cap grenades. Grenade badges of all kinds are amongst my favorite designs and these large badges are always eye candy to me.

CB
Very nice. I only have an example of the RWF.
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Very nice CB
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very nice and they are certainly eye catching.
can yo tell me what the badge is top row, second from the left is?
its got the coat of arms and vic crown
cheers
bc
It’s the pre-1902 fur cap grenade of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, bc.
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Old 16-05-22, 12:12 PM
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thanks Toby
here is my example.
and i found this other one?
but what is it
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Second is a Glengarry badge, again to the RSF.
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thanks Toby
here is my example.
and i found this other one?
but what is it
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Luke has answered for me. The RSF were the only fusilier regiment to continue wearing a (its) glengarry badge until 1959.
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