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Old 09-04-19, 06:21 PM
DDEV DDEV is offline
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Default Better Late than Never

I guess itís time to do the introduction. Bought my first badges in 1980. Went in to a store looking for Dungeons and Dragons miniatures (in London, Ontario). They had them but also stamps, coins, uniforms and on the back wall Ė badges. Badges with dragons, sphinxes, and eagles on them. (Sadly, it appears that they are coming up as fakes).
At some point I decided to focus on Canadaís Second World War Division and three (reduced to two) tank brigades. Got that done twenty years ago and started dabbling.
Brings us to now and the projects Iíve got going:
1) Canadian Overseas Corps like Postal Corps,
2) Miscellaneous Canadian like Corps troops (RCD), overseas garrison duty, Kiska, in Br. Divisions,
3) British Regiments of the XXX Corps that fought as part of 1st Canadian Army for the Rhineland (which prompted my Monmouth question).

Two questions have come to mind since joining.
What do you do with the badges that enter your collection and turn out to be fake (which is turning out to be a common theme with me)?
If you were to buy a book on British cap badges, generally, and WWII, specifically, what would it be?
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Old 09-04-19, 06:47 PM
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leigh kitchen leigh kitchen is online now
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Well done for forsaking D&D for army badges, though I'm not sure the badges are more of a girl magnet than D&D.
I have an old gate that someone made by welding swords, bayonets and the like to an iron frame and I've thought about welding my fake badges to it.
Then again, I'm considering mounting them in a frame purely as an ornament of no no monetary value.
The generally reccomended course of action though is to take a hammer to 'em.
I'll let those with the knowledge reccomend the books.
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Old 15-04-19, 03:14 AM
DDEV DDEV is offline
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Your fence maker was way ahead in reducing, reusing and recycling.

Didn't forsake D & D for about three more years and while there were girls playing I wouldn't have needed all the fingers on one hand to count them.

I think I will spare them the hammer and keep them in a box and pull them out if an occasion comes up where I can compare them with similar badges.
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