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Old 25-11-20, 08:34 PM
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The one sold in Bosley's was not from the Hugh king collection, it was maker marked Stanley & Sons with blades (sold 30th January 2008).on my wanted list, but would need to win the lottery to buy it though .
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Do you know what it sold for Eddie ?
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Old 25-11-20, 08:39 PM
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Do you know what it sold for Eddie ?
Hi Mike,

Bosley’s have it on their site, as a world record price for a plastic badge £1600 hammer price +17.63%.
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Old 25-11-20, 08:54 PM
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Bosley’s have it on their site, as a world record price for a plastic badge £1600 hammer price +17.63%.
Dave
Blimey and that was 12 years ago.
My top want,last one fetched £1200 plus commission a few months ago. But I've seen them for half that without commission. Just have to be in the right place at the right time with the money.
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Old 25-11-20, 09:00 PM
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MGS medal with clasp for Fort Detroit to the 41st
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Old 26-11-20, 07:09 AM
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My great-grandfather's First World War medals. Sold at auction 30 years ago & presumably still residing in a private collection somewhere.

Who knows, maybe not 'can never get', but very unlikely I feel (on cost grounds if nothing else!).
OMG!!! That is an incredible group, such a shame it left your family. I hope you manage to reacquire it, best of luck!
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Old 26-11-20, 07:09 AM
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There are too many badges I want to begin a list....
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Old 26-11-20, 09:26 AM
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For me a REME 2nd patt (King's crown) in Staybrite (AA). I never thought this badge was ever made until one surfaced here.
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=67633
Also, if permitted a second 'wanted', a pair of cloth shoulder titles 'ARMY TECHNICAL SCHOOL'.
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Old 26-11-20, 09:29 AM
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I believe these are all known as "Holy Grails"?

Mine would be any insignia to the Georgian period Royal Regiment of Malta

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Old 26-11-20, 10:24 AM
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I used to have a wish list. It was wiped out during one late night auction last century. I arrived back home in the middle of the night, very tired, very happy and very poor. Boy, did I get yelled at.
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Old 26-11-20, 10:33 AM
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I used to have a wish list. It was wiped out during one late night auction last century. I arrived back home in the middle of the night, very tired, very happy and very poor. Boy, did I get yelled at.
A wish list... wiped out... late night auction... back home middle of the night... and yelled at... thought the thread was about badges
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Old 26-11-20, 10:50 AM
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I have 370 odd (different) King's cap badges - there are about 30 other ones that I'd like to complete (I think) all KLR cap badges!
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Memorial Plaque/Death Plaque to Harold Harrison KNIGHT.

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Hi Alan,
The one sold in Bosley's was not from the Hugh king collection, it was maker marked Stanley & Sons with blades (sold 30th January 2008).on my wanted list, but would need to win the lottery to buy it though .
Cheers,
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go on ??? what price did it go for please ?
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Old 26-11-20, 12:40 PM
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go on ??? what price did it go for please ?
Eddie said it was £1600 + 17% commission in 2008. Dread to think what that would be today.
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A wish list... wiped out... late night auction... back home middle of the night... and yelled at... thought the thread was about badges

I see you want me to list a badge.

Here goes:
From Wikipedia:
After Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig (October 1813), the French troops retreated to France from all over Europe. The Netherlands had been annexed to the French Empire by Napoleon in 1810. But now city after city was evacuated by the French occupation troops. In the ensuing power vacuum a number of former Orangist politicians and former Patriots formed a provisional government in November 1813. Although a large number of the members of the provisional government had helped drive out William V 18 years earlier, it was taken for granted that his son would have to head any new regime. They also agreed it would be better in the long term for the Dutch to restore him themselves, rather than have the Great Powers impose him on the country. The Dutch population were pleased with the departure of the French, who had ruined the Dutch economy, and this time welcomed the prince.[2]:634–642

After having been invited by the Driemanschap (Triumvirate) of 1813, on 30 November 1813 William disembarked from HMS Warrior and landed at Scheveningen beach, only a few yards from the place where he had left the country with his father 18 years before ...

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The above text on his return is based on pompous 19th propaganda. In reality the prince was not too sure he would be welcomed. He begged the British government for an escort of a couple of battle hardened British regiments. The government declined but someone came up with a cunning plan. British Prison Camps and Hulks were full of Dutch prisoners. They had to be released and as no one wants thousands of former prisoners roaming the country, they had to be deported. The government struck two birds with one stone. The UK got rid of Dutch POWs and the prince got himself a regiment.
The former prisoners received a uniform and arms. It was all on short notice and I do not know if they received training. They were shipped out with William Prince of Orange and have been ignored ever since by historians.

I have seen one of the buttons, but I'd like to have the stove pipe badge (and the button)

Is this good enough Luke?
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