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Old 24-09-08, 07:31 AM
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Australian Insignia Albums:
A spectacular display of some Antipodean material courtesy slick_mick

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Australian Badges - Pre Federation

Australian Badges - 1900 to 1912

Australian Badges - 1912 to 1918
Includes WW1 badges

Australian Badges - 1930 to 1942
Militia period badges.

Australian Patches - up to 1945

Australian Badges - 1948 to 1953

Australian Badges - 1953 to 60

Australian Badges - Post 1960

Australian Patches - Unofficial - Vietnam War

Royal Australian Armoured Corps Badges - Post 1970s
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Old 24-09-08, 08:57 AM
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Well done Mike - I should add that they not all mine - some are mine, some used to be mine, some are in friend's collections and others came from public sources such as ebay.

Either way, I've put them up as a reference to everyone and I hope you all enjoy viewing them.

I'll add to them when I get a chance.

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Hi Mick

Another great posting, keep up the good work.

Great to show the rest of the Forum what we have down under.

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Dear Mike,
I have just joined the forum and this is my first post.
I would like to know why I am unable to access the image gallery of Australian badges recently posted by slick_mick. I get a message saying that I do not have privileges in viewing them.
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Old 20-02-11, 10:53 AM
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Dear Mike,
I have just joined the forum and this is my first post.
I would like to know why I am unable to access the image gallery of Australian badges recently posted by slick_mick. I get a message saying that I do not have privileges in viewing them.
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Hi Kingsley, it's explained in the notes at the end of the forum rules page.


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Thanks for that. Some very nice badges there. Some of those are on my wish list.........
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I shall have to work out how to put pics on the site, so i can show some of my stuff as well.

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What a splendid display. I have been going through them with pleasure as I have a few bits and pieces of Australian items, various periods, and these albums will certainly add to my knowledge.
A couple of questions concerning some QC badges, pics supplied:
1. 4th/19th POW LH. One is chrome, prong at back; the other is wm, 2 loops N & S. What is significance of the different metals? Is it a Time-frame difference?
2. 1st Armd RAAC. One is chrome, cast; the other is a light bronze, die-struck. Significance again please.

Will look for any other badges that require querying
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Old 04-08-16, 09:19 PM
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What a splendid display. I have been going through them with pleasure as I have a few bits and pieces of Australian items, various periods, and these albums will certainly add to my knowledge.
A couple of questions concerning some QC badges, pics supplied:
1. 4th/19th POW LH. One is chrome, prong at back; the other is wm, 2 loops N & S. What is significance of the different metals? Is it a Time-frame difference?
2. 1st Armd RAAC. One is chrome, cast; the other is a light bronze, die-struck. Significance again please.

Will look for any other badges that require querying
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The Whitemetal ones would just be earlier versions.

1) PWLH Lugged version was worn from 1948 to 1960 (and probably into the 1960s or 1970s depending on individual soldiers and stocks). The chrome one is probably from the 1970s or later.
2) 1AR - Do you have pics of the back? If its cast if could be a copy made by Christies. The other one is probably from the 1960s or 1970s.

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Thanks for details given. Sorry, Pics of backs are out of focus. It has 2 chrome lugs.

This scan is very dark bz with what I call a 'vinyl-textured back' and has 2 small brass hairpins to fasten the loops. I have a note, 1st-9th R Australian Regt. Any details on this?

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Old 06-08-16, 11:22 PM
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Thanks for details given. Sorry, Pics of backs are out of focus. It has 2 chrome lugs.

This scan is very dark bz with what I call a 'vinyl-textured back' and has 2 small brass hairpins to fasten the loops. I have a note, 1st-9th R Australian Regt. Any details on this?

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The 1953 to 60 RAR badge looks a very funny colour.

I would expect it to be a brass colour. I guess the scan makes it darker?

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Thanks for details given. Sorry, Pics of backs are out of focus. It has 2 chrome lugs.

This scan is very dark bz with what I call a 'vinyl-textured back' and has 2 small brass hairpins to fasten the loops. I have a note, 1st-9th R Australian Regt. Any details on this?

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Hey gtb
The RAR badge looks cast, the wrong colour and could be a copy or a plaque badge. Doesn't look like anything that was/has been issued.
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Old 10-08-16, 05:41 PM
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Thanks Mick & Bc

The badge is a chocolate colour.
It doesn't look cast but as if it has been struck from a perfectly flat flan (from the back). In fact, the back surface is perfectly flat with a mirror finish, having an overall design of minute, square hatchings, something similar to scan
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Thanks Mick & Bc

The badge is a chocolate colour.
It doesn't look cast but as if it has been struck from a perfectly flat flan (from the back). In fact, the back surface is perfectly flat with a mirror finish, having an overall design of minute, square hatchings, something similar to scan
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From memory, I have seen early RAR badges (KC) that were darker in colour.

I guess it could be possible that the QC ones were made using the same metal?

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