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Old 01-05-13, 10:05 PM
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Default Souvenir Waistbelt; A nice variation...

This afternoon I was lucky enough to pick up this waistbelt studded with cap badges. I have a few others, mostly Great War, but what made this one so appealing is that 14 of the 17 badges are WW2 plastic.

Some have been damaged through wear but it's a nice, unusual souvenir belt (no idea why these get called "hate belts" as the majority always seem to be badges swapped with mates or soldiers from other units).

From the left: Welsh Guards (GM), Army Catering Corps, Intelligence Corps, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, West Yorks (broken), Pioneer Corps, Army Educational Corps (GM), another Pioneer Corps, South Wales Borderers, Royal Artillery GS Cap Badge, Inniskilling Fusiliers, Suffolk Regiment, Welch Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Tank Regiment, Middlesex Regiment and Royal Artillery (GM).
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Old 02-05-13, 01:11 AM
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Nice pickup... nice start to a plastic badge collection... I've been very lucky badge collecting but have never managed to get one of these belts... congrats... Jim
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Old 02-05-13, 06:09 AM
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Thanks Jim.
Best wishes,
Taff
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Old 02-05-13, 02:17 PM
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this has got to be the most unusual badge belt I have seen with all the plastic badges on it. very good pickup IMHO.
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Old 02-05-13, 05:26 PM
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Lovely pick-up you lucky lucky so & so! jealous! thanks for showing it plese don,t break it up! cheers billy
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Old 02-05-13, 06:19 PM
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Thanks fellas,
Don't worry Billy; it's definitely staying in one piece!
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Taff
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Old 02-05-13, 06:59 PM
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Some rare ones too, Intelligence Corps, RA gun. Army Educational corps doesn't look plastic, but when it is it is one of the rarest with only 900 made.

Rgds, Thomas.
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Old 02-05-13, 07:04 PM
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Hi Thomas,
The RA Gun, Educational Corps and Welsh Guards are all metal. The rest are plastic.
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Taff
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Old 02-05-13, 08:41 PM
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Taff, I think these are called "Hate Belts" by jealous people who do not own them . . !

A great find in this day and age, very well done.

Rob
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Old 02-05-13, 08:44 PM
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You might be right Rob!

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