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Old 03-12-20, 02:23 PM
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Default EVERYONE Your best finds of 2020 !! Badges or Militaria !!!!

....this seems to be fast becoming a yearly thread for me ,

So members let's see the best of your best ,those star finds that have made this year that little bit more bearable....badges or Militaria.

Merry Xmas to all
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Old 03-12-20, 03:02 PM
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Perhaps not the most exciting item but as a Scouser (Liverpudlian) living in the South of England I was pleased to find in a job lot an example of the 6th Kingís Liverpool Rifles. This is a cap badge I wore more than 50 years ago as a member of Merchant Taylorís School, Crosby Combined Cadet Force. Maker marked Lambourne & Co Birmingham.

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Old 03-12-20, 03:27 PM
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...LRDG group

.and a cracking LRDG group .

Just shows stuffs still out there to be found !!
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Old 03-12-20, 03:30 PM
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....found a nice early SAS beret patch amongst a group of Tank patches to one old soldier .
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....an original Polish 303 Squadron badge !!
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Mine has to be this fine example to the Royal Malta Artillery. Officer's Helmet Plate which was worn between 1891-1901. Super happy!!!
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Old 03-12-20, 04:38 PM
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Nice finds gents, well done.

Mine is definitely this Eritrean Prison Service cap badge in brass on a deep red backing with contemporary stitching presumably compensating for the loss of the upper lug.

Still looking for one in white metal and a B.M.A. Prisons Service cap badge to go with this and the Cyrenaica Prisons.

All the best

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Possibly one of these.
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Old 03-12-20, 08:11 PM
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Default Polish Boys Trained By Royal Corps of Signals

Here is mine, a welcome addition to my collection.

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I am just begining in this fascinating world...but I am happy to have this nice Royal Engineers grouping!

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This attributable Chindit formation sign, which, judging from the position of the eye, may have been designed by Picasso.
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This beauty, as sourced by Luke.

44th Foot Officer's Helmet plate pre 1881.jpg

Once again, muchas gracias mi amigo.

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Brian
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Small, and some might say insignificant, but for me, this little sweetheart pendant, home made from a button is so poignant and a real treasure.
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Old 04-12-20, 11:49 AM
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Small, and some might say insignificant, but for me, this little sweetheart pendant, home made from a button is so poignant and a real treasure.
Thank you for showing. Because of the high quality I think it was made by a professional. It may have been a purchased item. Does it open up?
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Old 04-12-20, 12:38 PM
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Unfortunately no, it does not open up. I agree it has been very well done and a clever idea too. Glad you like it.
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