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Old 25-03-21, 08:06 AM
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Default Two New DLI Acquisitions

Ticked off two badges on my want list this month.....

DLI Pouch/Cross Belt badge worn post Boer War to around 1914 by Hobson & Son and a Victorian other ranks Helmet Plate.

Had a few opportunities in the past to own these, in fact I had an example of the helmet plate but passed it on to a collector in Estcourt in Natal many years ago after being pressured, we all have done this at some stage I'm sure. This time they are staying .....
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Old 25-03-21, 08:39 AM
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Very nice, Brian, truly the golden age before the rot set in.



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Ticked off two badges on my want list this month.....

DLI Pouch/Cross Belt badge worn post Boer War to around 1914 by Hobson & Son and a Victorian other ranks Helmet Plate.

Had a few opportunities in the past to own these, in fact I had an example of the helmet plate but passed it on to a collector in Estcourt in Natal many years ago after being pressured, we all have done this at some stage I'm sure. This time they are staying .....
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Old 25-03-21, 10:06 AM
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Lovely, great finds!
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Old 25-03-21, 06:49 PM
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Very nice, Brian, truly the golden age before the rot set in.
Thanks Frank

You are so right, real British quality is hard to beat. The later SA cross belt fire gilt badges for the SAAF, Artillery and General Service versions are on a par with these.
Yes, when one compares these with the utter rubbish produced locally of late, it is sad, apart from one or two privately made examples. First City as an example had some very nice badges made a few years back by a company in Durban.

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Very nice ... thanks for sharing.
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Old 31-03-21, 07:23 AM
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Hello Brian,
I think, again, just like your Natal Hussars, you have been very fortunate to find those in South Africa, they only seldom turn up here these days and when they do, high prices are often sought.
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QUOTE=Brian Conyngham;543638]Thanks Frank

You are so right, real British quality is hard to beat. The later SA cross belt fire gilt badges for the SAAF, Artillery and General Service versions are on a par with these.
Yes, when one compares these with the utter rubbish produced locally of late, it is sad, apart from one or two privately made examples. First City as an example had some very nice badges made a few years back by a company in Durban.

Brian[/QUOTE]
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Hi Brian

Had to wait for a recent acquisition before responding to your post Brian.

Attached some examples of the badges you have from the collection.

The Shoulder Belt Plates variations are to the reverse of the badges ... both from Hobson & Sons.

The Helmet Plates provide an interesting question that I am hoping someone can answer? If you look closely at the Helmet Plates you will notice that the Bugle's are different. For most South African Regts they use the type on the left (this is 407 in Owen's book). The HP on the right has a different style that appear in CPR, WR, NR and ER badges.
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Old 03-05-21, 11:45 AM
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Hi

Nice to see the 2 variations, no idea why the bugle is larger as I have only seen the left version. Maybe a different manufacturer?

Interesting to see the CB Badges don't have screws like my version.

Thanks for posting.

Brian
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Old 03-05-21, 10:38 PM
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Np Brian
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