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Old 26-03-16, 11:15 PM
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Was Dobbies Ltd. a South African jeweller? If yes, could someone provide me with their history? Were they known for making military badges? Thank you.
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Old 27-03-16, 08:01 AM
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Dobbies Ltd., are a chain of UK garden centres!

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Old 27-03-16, 08:29 AM
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If it is Dobbies Ltd. of Nairobi then they were watchmakers and jewellers so they could well have made other items. Operated in the first half of the 20th century I believe.

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Old 27-03-16, 11:03 AM
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Thanks Roger. Nairobi would make more sense. I will search and see what I come up with.
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Old 28-03-16, 11:39 AM
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During WW2 a bloke by the name of Wali Mohamed made badges in Nairobi for many of the units deployed there, including British, South African and Rhodesian. Have attached a scan of the Rhodesian General Service badge worn by many Rhodesian units as made and stamped by Wali Mohamed. All his badges tend to be sand cast.
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Old 12-07-20, 08:40 PM
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Nice example of this rare maker
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Another example of Wali Mohammed's work. East African Reconnaisance Corps cap badge.
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