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Old 06-01-15, 08:09 PM
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Default Staybrite Sphinx Collars - which regiment?

Hi! Can anyone help with a positive id of these anodised aluminium sphinx over EGYPT collars? Approx 31mm wide. Thanks! Mike.
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Old 06-01-15, 09:36 PM
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Hi Mike, i can narrow it down some what for you. Im pretty sure that they are either 1st pattern SWB or 1st pattern Gloucesters.
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Old 06-01-15, 10:29 PM
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Slightly off topic I have a pair of Lancashire fusiliers A/A collars why are they not expensive like the cap badge ??

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Old 06-01-15, 11:36 PM
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Thanks Mike H. I'd discounted Gloucestershire as I didn't realise there was a pattern in a/a prior to the sphinx over EGYPT with wreath. I'll put them with my a/a Gloucs badge for now as I don't think a SWB a/a cap badge will be dropping into my lap any time soon! Thanks again.
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Old 06-01-15, 11:49 PM
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Slightly off topic I have a pair of Lancashire fusiliers A/A collars why are they not expensive like the cap badge ??

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Hi Alan. No, a/a collar badges don't seem to have much currency, but then, that's one of the reasons I like to pick them up where I can - the price. Having said that, I think it was hantsreg, had a lot of pairs of early and more obscure a/a collars up for auction a few months back and I was quite surprised at some of the prices they were fetching - 20 + for some pairs as I recall. I'm not a collector per se - I get them to display with cap badges - so I guess a different field of collecting with a different set of rules? Regards, Mike.
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Old 07-01-15, 06:06 AM
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Alan,Lancs fusiliers wore the generic flaming grenade,the same as the RWF.
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Old 07-01-15, 12:59 PM
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Although, if you really try, you can pay quite a lot for them. Also worn by the Royal Munster Fusiliers apparently- in anodised alumium? - now that would be interesting!

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Old 07-01-15, 08:05 PM
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Mike,
The ones I have have got the LF on them
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Old 07-01-15, 08:27 PM
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The ones I have have got the LF on them
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Hi Alan,
I think you have AA shoulder titles
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Old 07-01-15, 11:21 PM
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Hi! Can anyone help with a positive id of these anodised aluminium sphinx over EGYPT collars? Approx 31mm wide. Thanks! Mike.
Hi chaps
yep, I concur - first pattern Gloucestershire Regt.

Other aa sphinx collars are seen with The Dorset Regt and as stated, first pattern SWB (although both of these are of differing design sphinx).

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Old 24-08-15, 01:14 PM
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I know this is late but they are Gloucestershire Regiment and very rare.
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