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Old 19-01-22, 01:29 AM
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Australian Concentration Camp Guards badge from WW1
How hard to find a collar or hat badge ? and what value would they be now hat or collar ??
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Old 19-01-22, 07:24 PM
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So any badge collector out there have any in the collection to show ?
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Old 19-01-22, 09:20 PM
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From my badge photo archive.

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Old 19-01-22, 09:35 PM
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Mick is that set in private hands or a museum ?? What would you have to pay for a Hat or collar ?? As I have never seen any come up for sale ?

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Old 19-01-22, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the link BC very interesting read by the way do you still have your badge ?
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Old 19-01-22, 10:15 PM
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Mick is that set in private hands or a museum ?? What would you have to pay for a Hat or collar ?? As I have never seen any come up for sale ?

Rob
Private collection. The badges are very rare these days. I've only ever seen a couple of hat badges for sale over the last 10-15 years.

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Old 20-01-22, 01:52 AM
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The Badge set shown is incomplete....
There is also a Tie Badge.......
RR speak to your mate Duncan he has a Hat and Collar
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Old 20-01-22, 03:00 AM
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The Badge set shown is incomplete....
There is also a Tie Badge.......
RR speak to your mate Duncan he has a Hat and Collar
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Gary they are part of his Sydney collection Maybe if I had a certain plaque I could get them
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Old 20-01-22, 03:12 AM
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The Badge set shown is incomplete....
There is also a Tie Badge.......
RR speak to your mate Duncan he has a Hat and Collar
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And much more rarer that either hat or collar badges I would say. I've never seen or even heard of the existence of this tie badge until you mentioned it.
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Old 20-01-22, 03:20 AM
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Would want at least 2 or 3 sets of GCC badges for that certain plaque
The only full set of GCC badges sold.
Were in a Spink/Noble auction early 1990s
These were the badges of the CO of the GCC
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Never heard of a tie badge before and would be interested to see a scan.
Attached is an extract from the Trial Bay Museum's large hi def GCC group guards photo. Interesting to see the Long Lee Enfields and bandoliers.
The guys in the photo are young and fit, not over-age veterans, and I would want this particular guard on my side if it came to a brawl.
Two of the guards at the Cowra breakout in 1944 were elderly gentlemen in their 40s, beaten to death by the Japanese but managing to hide the Vickers MG breechblock. Unbelieveably, their wives did not get a pension because they were officially not on active service. They posthumously got the George Cross each.
The original owner of my collar badge was Linton Adlam, who joined the AIF after leaving the GCC. He went to France and survived the war. His son Frank Adlam was a great friend of my father, serving in the RAA in WW2 and later described as 'Australia's greatest gunner'. He was a noted authority on Martini rifles and on artillery in Australia. His scale model working miniature rifles and machine guns were works of art. He moved to South Australia in the 1950s and became the director of the artillery proof range in Port Wakefield. I last saw his sons in the 1950s (my generation) and possibly the family in Adelaide still has more of Linton's estate items.
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Never heard of a tie badge before and would be interested to see a scan.
Attached is an extract from the Trial Bay Museum's large hi def GCC group guards photo. Interesting to see the Long Lee Enfields and bandoliers.
The guys in the photo are young and fit, not over-age veterans, and I would want this particular guard on my side if it came to a brawl.
Two of the guards at the Cowra breakout in 1944 were elderly gentlemen in their 40s, beaten to death by the Japanese but managing to hide the Vickers MG breechblock. Unbelieveably, their wives did not get a pension because they were officially not on active service. They posthumously got the George Cross each.
The original owner of my collar badge was Linton Adlam, who joined the AIF after leaving the GCC. He went to France and survived the war. His son Frank Adlam was a great friend of my father, serving in the RAA in WW2 and later described as 'Australia's greatest gunner'. He was a noted authority on Martini rifles and on artillery in Australia. His scale model working miniature rifles and machine guns were works of art. He moved to South Australia in the 1950s and became the director of the artillery proof range in Port Wakefield. I last saw his sons in the 1950s (my generation) and possibly the family in Adelaide still has more of Linton's estate items.
That's a great picture! You don't see these badges being worn in pictures very often.

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Thanks for the link BC very interesting read by the way do you still have your badge ?
yes, still have mine.
i know of another set in a private collection in NSW but like most never seen or heard of the tie pin
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Never heard of a tie badge before and would be interested to see a scan.
Attached is an extract from the Trial Bay Museum's large hi def GCC group guards photo. Interesting to see the Long Lee Enfields and bandoliers.
The guys in the photo are young and fit, not over-age veterans, and I would want this particular guard on my side if it came to a brawl.
Two of the guards at the Cowra breakout in 1944 were elderly gentlemen in their 40s, beaten to death by the Japanese but managing to hide the Vickers MG breechblock. Unbelieveably, their wives did not get a pension because they were officially not on active service. They posthumously got the George Cross each.
The original owner of my collar badge was Linton Adlam, who joined the AIF after leaving the GCC. He went to France and survived the war. His son Frank Adlam was a great friend of my father, serving in the RAA in WW2 and later described as 'Australia's greatest gunner'. He was a noted authority on Martini rifles and on artillery in Australia. His scale model working miniature rifles and machine guns were works of art. He moved to South Australia in the 1950s and became the director of the artillery proof range in Port Wakefield. I last saw his sons in the 1950s (my generation) and possibly the family in Adelaide still has more of Linton's estate items.
Outstanding photograph kingsley! Thank you for posting it.
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