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Old 17-03-20, 08:23 PM
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A yes from me, too.
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One for me too please Chris, here’s the G coy badge I think you mean?
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Will send you a PM or email later.

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Old 17-03-20, 08:35 PM
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All,

Thank's for continued support!

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... and me.

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1 for me please Chris
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all the positive feed back.

Luke, the two badges I am looking for are:

1) 'G' Guards Company - authorised and (to be) issued with NSN and pattern No. This should be reasonably easy to obtain as time goes on.

2) Central Band of the Army Cadet Force - authorised but ACF purchase so no NSN or pattern No. I am currently using the ACF TRF cloth badge in the book which shows the ACF design - not a great solution though. The badge used by the band is the same lion, crown and scroll design in gold and red. The badge though is quite large. Lots of representation by self and others to the ACF but no news back. It was first authorised back in 2010 by the Army Dress Committee and in 2011 this authorisation was extended to the Army Cadet Force Pipes and Drums Band.

Also attached is an image of some members of the band with Elizabeth. I do not own this image and can't remember where it came from but if there are an issues with it being used here I will immediately remove it.

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Chris
Thanks Chris. Was great to see Wilf was able to help out and immediately reduce your wants list by 50%.

Maybe the mods can put a ‘pinned’ wanted ad for the remaining badge in the classified’s as it’s for a good cause.

Not sure it’s any help but I found this similar badge via Google https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/20293798906...iABEgKFr_D_BwE . Now maybe interestingly the seller is called The Official Cadets Kit Shop. Long shot perhaps but have you made enquiries with them? They may make or source the badge (or know who does) if they are indeed ‘official’ or at least perhaps a big supplier of Cadet regalia.

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Thanks Luke,

Have dropped them a line.

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Chris
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Thumbs up Brilliant!!!

I hope you publish it - Your last work was excellent. You would think most public libraries would want a copy for their reference material.

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I hope you publish it - Your last work was excellent. You would think most public libraries would want a copy for their reference material.

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Drew
Thanks Drew,

The book is ready for publishing (less ISBN No. from National Library of New Zealand and ISBN bar code to the cover) being written in Adobe InDesign which is a publishing software product. Basically I could send it off to a print house tomorrow and it could be immediately printed.

Unfortunately, due to such current uncertaintly in the world, I will have to put this project on hold as I am concerned that after paying quite a considerable sum of money for printing the publishing house would, for one reason or an other, be unable to deliver.

I am looking at producing a professional digital version of this work which would reduce my exposure to loss but my preference remains to publish as a hardcopy.

Hopefully things will settle down in the future.

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Hi Chris,

I like the idea of a digital PDF version. Members could purchase a copy from your and then perhaps print it out and bind it at a place like Office Works, Kinkos etc.

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I like the idea of a digital PDF version. Members could purchase a copy from your and then perhaps print it out and bind it at a place like Office Works, Kinkos etc.

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Thanks Mick,

It is an idea I am toying with but a nicely made hardcopy would always be my preference.

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It is an idea I am toying with but a nicely made hardcopy would always be my preference.

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I agree a hard cover is much better but a printable digital copy would be quicker and easier to get it into the hands of collectors. You could also easily sell it via Amazon as a digital download.

Maybe do both?

Just a thought.

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I agree a hard cover is much better but a printable digital copy would be quicker and easier to get it into the hands of collectors. You could also easily sell it via Amazon as a digital download.

Maybe do both?

Just a thought.

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Yeah Mick,

I was thinking of the Amazon or Kindle type digital - lets see.

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As a new collector I would be interested in the publication, however I think a pdf style document would benefit some people over a hardback. I would imagine it would also be cheaper and therefore more accessible to some people who otherwise may not but it.

If you were to publish as a pdf, have you thought about also publishing no bull as well?
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As a new collector I would be interested in the publication, however I think a pdf style document would benefit some people over a hardback. I would imagine it would also be cheaper and therefore more accessible to some people who otherwise may not but it.

If you were to publish as a pdf, have you thought about also publishing no bull as well?
Hi Anthony,

Thanks for post - there are certain issues regarding publishing my new book as a hard copy, e-book or PDF format.

While most collectors are willing to shell out on information contained withing a quality product there are limits to how far one can rely. The initial sales cost of 'No Bull', if I remember was 130GBP of which 35GBP was postage. Sales though were remarkably resilient for a specialist publication. However, as time went on I was able to ship a pallet load to my UK distributor and he was good enough to sell these on my behalf without cost less a few copies as gifts for himself and military charities etc. I was then able to sell these books at 95GBP and eat the eBay and PayPal fees etc.

These books have now long gone leaving only a few here in NZ. Unfortunately shipping rose to 45GBP and this has now increased a further 10GBP odd as 'premium' to the current air freight price giving 55GBP odd.

In effect 'No Bull' now costs around 150GBP and obviously I don't sell many at that rate but I will not reduce the cost of the book as this would be insulting to those who purchased it on day one.

Similar costing issues with my new book although freight is less as the book is smaller in page count. However, for me to turn 15-20 quid per copy cost (inc. freight, packing, eBay and PayPal fees etc.) would by now be up to around the 80GBP mark comparable to 'No Bull' when it was shipped postage free. We are now in an era where many people have lost jobs, worried about the future etc. so I'm not happy about putting thousands of GBP up front in this current economic environment.

I looked at an e-book version. However, this would come in at around the 50-55GBP mark due to VAT on the electronic copy, Amazon fees (they give you a royalty so they own the book?) and a delivery charge per GByte of the book size. Dunno about you but even I would balk at 50 odd quid for a virtual copy.

PDF - yes, simple to do and free to deliver. Simple to copy and replicate all around the inter-web too which I am sure you would agree is a problem - well, for me at least.

My current thought is to scrap the project less approx. 15 copies printed here in New Zealand. These for me, family and guys who have really helped me out in the project with logistics such as accumulating my purchases and sending them on, access to real stores examples (which sorted out may repro/PRI items), access to documentation etc.

So, at the mo the book is on hold although it could be printed immediately if circumstances (and costs) change as it is written in InDesign which is the publishing houses preferred format.

Sorry to sound so grumpy...

Regards,

Chris
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