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Old 01-06-23, 06:07 PM
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Blimey JT , As Shaw Taylor used to say: ‘keep ‘em peeled.’ that's showing our age ,haven't heard that name for a long time !! nice badge by the way.


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Old 01-06-23, 06:21 PM
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The w/m Queens is a lovely badge. From the slider style and length I am assuming a TF w/m walking out badge 1908-14.
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Old 01-06-23, 06:55 PM
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The w/m Queens is a lovely badge. From the slider style and length I am assuming a TF w/m walking out badge 1908-14.
Agreed. I’d definitely place it post-1908.
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Old 02-06-23, 12:07 PM
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Old 02-06-23, 05:46 PM
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What an absolute travesty Peter - after all the years taken to put a collection together, it wouls appear acceptable to be sold off complete with no effort or thrill of the chase - not what a collector dedicated to researching and hunting would expect ... a sad indication of where we are at ...
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Dealers I have spoken to recently have been well and truly outbid on lots of ( fairly common ) badges at local auction houses.

The specialist militaria Auctioneers now no longer seem prepared to sell collections of badges individually and want to sell badges in lots that would only appeal to dealers who then put a huge mark up on them for sale individually.

I am surprised that so many items offered here on The Forum at very reasonable prices fail to sell.

The attached picture includes some badges from my collection that a well known firm of Auctioneers we’re not prepared to offer as individual items. They wanted me to allow complete frames to be sold which would only have appealed to dealers at prices that would have been at a fraction of what the total value of the individual would be worth.

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Old 02-06-23, 06:25 PM
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The odd bargain is still out there. Went through two boxes of badges for sale this week. Virtually 100 per cent restrikes however picked out two. All badges were £5 each. Found in the box a Glasgow 1914 hallmarked silver BW badge and a T/10/Manchester shoulder title which I knocked him down to £3. Thought the silver badge must be a fake so had it checked out by a silver dealer. Definitely silver and hallmarks correct, ?
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Old 02-06-23, 06:32 PM
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Having seen Paul sell an Aberdeen OTC badge on the forum this week at a bargain price of £18 I think that was a rare badge sold at a very generous price. I have dealers ask £70 for one. There are bargains to be had here.
Alan, thank you for your kind comments. Truth is, I sold the badge at what I thought was a fair price (and it gave me a profit). I list quite a few badges for sale on here, some sell, others don't. Those that don't sell will end up on Ebay where they frequently sell for more than I've offered them for on this forum. Most of the profits that I make are ploughed back into my own collecting and it ends up that my collecting costs me very little.

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Old 02-06-23, 07:11 PM
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I bought mine for £30 which I thought was a fair price. £70 is the usual exploitative dealers which you are not one of them as their badges don't sell.

Thank you for making the hobby fun and helping the forum members

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I bought mine for £30 which I thought was a fair price. £70 is the usual exploitative dealers which you are not one of them as their badges don't sell.

Thank you for making the hobby fun and helping the forum members

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Paul

I bought mine for £30 which I thought was a fair price. £70 is the usual exploitative dealers which you are not one of them as their badges don't sell.

Thank you for making the hobby fun and helping the forum members

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100% agree with that statement.
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Hi all
I read a lot of people on here vilifying ebay.
I love ebay.
Picked this up last week. $20 buy it now.
It’s probably a $500+ badge.
Couldn’t be happier.
Oh and btw, any spare items I get are offered here first. For me it’s not about making money on a badge (although that’s nice) it’s about the chase. Once I have it, it’s then about knowing someone else wants it and I can help them out.
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Talking of which CB - as it happens - I'm after a common badge at a reasonable price myself... Anyone got a spare GVI North Somerset Yeomanry cap badge that they'd like to move on?
Thanks all.
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