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Old 27-04-21, 09:34 PM
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Peter, these are a few of the things I try to do when collecting badges:-

When buying/receiving a badge make a note in a file about it:-

What the badge is, what it cost, who you bought/received it from and the date you bought it. I always give my badges a reference number which I keep in a folder.

This will help for future reference as you cannot always remember where a badge came from.

Happy collecting
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Old 28-04-21, 02:26 PM
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Firstly welcome to the Forum. Secondly, as for your query you surely read and seen some amazing suggestions that the members put out there and I'm sure you feel overwhelmed. However since you have no particular regiment/period as of now, I would certainly go for the A4 cards or compartmental boxes. Once you narrow your collection, you would appreciate them more displayed in a frame on a wall for you to see and enjoy!

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Peter, these are a few of the things I try to do when collecting badges:-

When buying/receiving a badge make a note in a file about it:-

What the badge is, what it cost, who you bought/received it from and the date you bought it. I always give my badges a reference number which I keep in a folder.

This will help for future reference as you cannot always remember where a badge came from.

Happy collecting
Rob
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Old 30-04-21, 05:36 AM
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A bit late for me!
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Old 04-04-22, 10:39 PM
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Cool Badge collecting memories . . !

Although I have collected badges for over seventy years. I still have to look to my files to see where and when I bought them.

The other week whilst re-carding my Royal Irish Fusiliers badges a cap badge that was one piece with crown soldered above grenade broke, a badge I had been custodian for over fifty years, when I checked it out, bought for 1/9d (less than 10p) from one William Tobin, probably Britain's first full time militaria dealer.

The good news, I re-soldered it back to one-piece, a repaired item, but original and still on my Royal Irish Fusiliers board.

Remember, we are only custodians and all the records of our collecting should be passed on for future collectors, items without provenance while being collectable do not have history.

Rob
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Old 04-04-22, 10:44 PM
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Remember, we are only custodians and all the records of our collecting should be passed on for future collectors, items without provenance while being collectable do not have history.

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Old 05-04-22, 06:58 PM
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Where was it you where getting laid to rest Luke?
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Billy, he forgot to mention that he was getting cremated.
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Old 06-04-22, 05:50 AM
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And it started out as such a good idea!
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Billy, he forgot to mention that he was getting cremated.

There's hope - cremation - all them metal bits'll be removed before cremation.
Just hang around the back door.
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Old 07-04-22, 01:05 PM
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Thankfully he is not a cloth badge specialist

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