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Old 11-12-19, 04:26 PM
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Default Post YOUR BEST FINDS of 2019 badges & militaria

Well the year is soon over again !! We all remember the beginning of the year wondering what treasures will turn up...so here's your chance to share your joy !!!!
Please post those gems you have located for everyone's pleasure.
Merry Xmas to you all
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Old 11-12-19, 04:34 PM
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My best find was this WW1 Prussian Naval Pilots Ehrenpreis.
He shot down five aircraft.
The trophy bring awarded for downing a Russian Sea Plane.
This gem was the result of visiting an antiques fair that I very nearly didn't go to ...just shows you things are still out their...
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Old 11-12-19, 04:39 PM
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The next ticked off my wish list in January was this lovely Flying Tigers DUI.
Which was a cheap buy now !
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Old 11-12-19, 04:44 PM
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.....this was another nice find...an exceedingly rare British made 1917 US Naval pilots wing ....unique
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Old 11-12-19, 04:48 PM
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This was my favorite find of 2019.

1st Demorara Militia circa 1800 - 1802.

Cheerio,

Roy
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Old 11-12-19, 05:56 PM
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That's a stunner Roy !
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Old 12-12-19, 01:22 AM
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.....this was another nice find...an exceedingly rare British made 1917 US Naval pilots wing ....unique
A bit of a rare find it is. Must have never left the UK.

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Old 12-12-19, 03:51 AM
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Default Australian Squadron King’s Colonials collar badges 1904-10

These are the hardest of the Squadron collar badges to find for the King’s Colonials. Pleased to have them in sunshine!

Cheers Dean
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Old 19-12-19, 04:19 PM
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Secret Santa was very good to me this year. Received a lovely wrapped box with the badges in the picture as my present.
Still working to ID some of them (the alien? Predator), but others are so good I'm stunned. Never seen the RMP Close Protection Team badge before. The 777 Special Mission Wing is the Afghan version of our JSFAW or Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing, and I suspect the version with the Uber badge may have a western influence, not to mention there's no foreign script and the little orange and white aeroplane may resemble a US cartoon.
Lots of acronyms on the badges too. JSOTF is Joint Secial Operations Task Force and thankfully the CJPOTF is spelled out as Combined Joint PsyOps Task Force.
Mixed in are challenge coins, rank and a beret badge
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(the alien? Predator)
Available from Amazon and numerous other sites.
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Not Commonwealth related but still British made.

My favourite find:

WW2 US 29th Rangers title.

Paul
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I have wore out a few tyres in this country, but not in Europe. Aaaaaagh !
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Well, I have over 300 King's 'cap badges' but there are 20 odd badges that I know are out there somewhere.
This year has been average (ie not the rarest badge at a song) but I have had had a couple of variations (eg loops / sliders, minor details etc) but I did get a Lpl Irish variation which I didn't know about.
All in all I'm hoping that I might get lucky in the March 2020 .


Happy collecting one and all.
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