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Old 07-01-18, 02:00 PM
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Very nice collection, thanks
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Those are superb, some I thought I'd never see!
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Very nice selection.... some are near impossible to find these days.
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Very nice.
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Old 26-01-18, 07:39 AM
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That is interesting, I don't think that I have ever seen one of those, without Hobson's stamp on it's reverse.

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I hadn't noticed until yesterday that I had two versions of this plate.

The one on the left is actually a bi-metal plate (picture doesn't do it justice) and the one on the right w/m. I would appreciate it if anyone could shed light (i.e. is this an example of officers and ORs - the bi-metal has makers name Hobson's to reverse.

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Old 20-02-18, 10:41 AM
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Superb collection Shahl, keep it going even though you are no longer in SA.

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Old 21-02-18, 11:33 PM
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Tx Iain

Its funny whenever I stay out of SA for an extended period I end up adding to the SA badge collection.

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G'day shahidm

That's a great display, thankx for sharing.

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Old 22-02-18, 04:46 AM
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Tx Iain

Its funny whenever I stay out of SA for an extended period I end up adding to the SA badge collection.

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Ya, in the 90's foreign dealers were coming out and hoovering up SA badges for next to nothing. Easier to get them overseas than in SA. Nevermind, you still have a spectacular selection there.
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Old 22-02-18, 07:15 AM
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In the 1970's as well as 1980's too and yes, they cost really very little!

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Old 25-02-18, 10:25 AM
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There is still UK dealers raiding SA sites and buying badges with GBP.

Hopefully with the strengthening Rand we may be more competitive. It was down to R18.5/1GBp and currently R16.1/GBP.

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Old 25-02-18, 02:49 PM
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Forgot to add, not just SA badges, there was a time when you could buy the entire pre 1914 British Army garrison as well as both the South African Field Force and Natal Field Force!

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