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Old 24-05-13, 11:28 PM
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Thought I would post a few pictures of my latest acquisition:



I picked up the cap from Marway here in Winnipeg. I had my eye on it for quite some time, but it was missing its original badge (Jaime informed me it had been stolen). As a cap collector, I couldn't resist. After a bit of a hunt, I was able to locate and purchase a beautiful Scully made sterling badge from Lou Grimshaw. The screw posts were a perfect match for the original holes on the cap, and the badge is a perfect fit over the imprint/discolouration left from the original badge.

Definitely one of the finer pieces in my cap collection!

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Old 25-05-13, 12:01 AM
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hi led,

I collect RCN & have several caps in my collection.

& I love the old pre integration caps, & this example you have is surely a superb quality example! The pre integration cloth covered visors are something we will never see in Canada again, unfortunately.....

Some are photo'd in Clive Law's latest book, pages 68-70

but how about posting some more from yr collection?

best... RCN Bryan
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Old 25-05-13, 12:19 AM
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hi led,

I collect RCN & have several caps in my collection.

& I love the old pre integration caps, & this example you have is surely a superb quality example! The pre integration cloth covered visors are something we will never see in Canada again, unfortunately.....

Some are photo'd in Clive Law's latest book, pages 68-70

but how about posting some more from yr collection?

best... RCN Bryan
Here are some pics of a couple of other officer's caps my collection:

1. WW2 Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders balmoral with sterling silver officer's badge.



2. WW2 Royal Winnipeg Rifles cap (belonged to Lieut. Thomas Mervyn Vant) with sterling silver officer's badge.

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Old 25-05-13, 12:58 PM
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Beautiful caps, Thanks for showing!

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Old 25-05-13, 03:03 PM
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Hi Chris, A note about the SD & G officers' cap badges. They were available in both sterling silver and silver plate.
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Thought I would post a few pictures of my latest acquisition:



I picked up the cap from Marway here in Winnipeg. I had my eye on it for quite some time, but it was missing its original badge (Jaime informed me it had been stolen). As a cap collector, I couldn't resist. After a bit of a hunt, I was able to locate and purchase a beautiful Scully made sterling badge from Lou Grimshaw. The screw posts were a perfect match for the original holes on the cap, and the badge is a perfect fit over the imprint/discolouration left from the original badge.

Definitely one of the finer pieces in my cap collection!
Congrats on the recent acquisition!

Andy
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