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Old 16-11-21, 01:29 AM
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Default Maritzburg Rifles

I have been meaning to post the following images for everyone's benefit of the following Maritzburg Rifles badges.

I sometimes wonder if I am taking the hobby to a whole new level as I find myself increasingly trying to justify that I must keep different versions of badges for the smallest variances
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Old 24-11-21, 10:54 PM
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I have been meaning to post the following images for everyone's benefit of the following Maritzburg Rifles badges.

I sometimes wonder if I am taking the hobby to a whole new level as I find myself increasingly trying to justify that I must keep different versions of badges for the smallest variances
That's what makes this hobby so challenging at times... I think I must have about 15 variations of the Natal Carbineers.
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Old 25-11-21, 12:23 AM
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Well said
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Old 25-11-21, 12:27 AM
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Maritzburg, That's a fairly common problem. One thing that helps though is to see someone else's collection, and then it's very easy to not get hooked - NOT!!!

For example, I saw Jerry's collection of WRAC cap badges and have been seeking every version I can lay my hands on! Not to mention other areas I had no idea I be interested in collecting just from seeing their collection.

Main thing is do what you enjoy and have fun.

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Old 25-11-21, 12:45 AM
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Maritzburg, That's a fairly common problem. One thing that helps though is to see someone else's collection, and then it's very easy to not get hooked - NOT!!!

For example, I saw Jerry's collection of WRAC cap badges and have been seeking every version I can lay my hands on! Not to mention other areas I had no idea I be interested in collecting just from seeing their collection.

Main thing is do what you enjoy and have fun.

Terry
Agreed.

One thing that I have realised that is a key contributor to driving this behaviour is that over time, as the collection grows, it gets to a point where you have the more common badges. Because all collectors like something new for their collections and the scarce badges do not appear frequently, I find myself looking for differences .

That said I would have it no other way ... that's what 40 years of collecting has done for me and I am sure for most of us in the Forum
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Old 26-11-21, 10:00 PM
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Agreed.

One thing that I have realised that is a key contributor to driving this behaviour is that over time, as the collection grows, it gets to a point where you have the more common badges. Because all collectors like something new for their collections and the scarce badges do not appear frequently, I find myself looking for differences .

That said I would have it no other way ... that's what 40 years of collecting has done for me and I am sure for most of us in the Forum
Definitely, also in and out collecting badges for some 50 years, as and when finances allowed.... sadly the rare options have become extremely expensive.
Recall going into a shop in Durban when I was about 10 and there were thousands of badges in a huge scratch box... 20 cents a badge! In another cabinet were piles of genuine German regalia.. remember one a Blockade Runner badge still in its case going for around R20..for us it was a fortune! Begged my Dad to buy it for me and he was "not having any Jerry stuff especially at that ridiculous price!" Broke my heart that day
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Old 27-11-21, 03:18 PM
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Hi Shahl, I have the same problem. I have managed to find 3 variations of the badge. Have a great day. Andrew
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Tx for sharing Andrew
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