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Old 01-11-12, 07:40 PM
Peter J
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Default Cord Boss for ID, please

Would appreciate an ID for this cord boss and badge, please:

Boss 1.jpgBoss 2.jpg

It came with a lot of London badges, and I originally thought it might be 6th CLR, but have since learned that the 'Cast Iron Sixth' wore red cord bosses.

With thanks,

Peter.

Last edited by Peter J; 01-11-12 at 08:32 PM. Reason: Correction / added info
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Old 04-11-12, 09:46 PM
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Had the opportunity of speaking with Dixon Pickup, whilst at Aldershot this afternoon; he is of the opinion that this item is most likely to be an Indian Army (rifles regiment) boss.

Just thought members might be interested.

PJ
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Old 04-11-12, 10:24 PM
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Hi Peter,

That places it pretty far from your main area of interest but having seen and handled the badge today it is one that if I were in your shoes I'd still be tempted to keep it as a curio. It is a very nice piece in my opinion and one of the nicest boss badges I have seen due to it's unusual and construction, of course the fact that it it to a Rifle regiment sways me in its favour.

Nice to see you at Aldershot today mate.

Regards

Ry
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Old 04-11-12, 11:12 PM
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Hi Peter,

That places it pretty far from your main area of interest but having seen and handled the badge today it is one that if I were in your shoes I'd still be tempted to keep it as a curio. It is a very nice piece in my opinion and one of the nicest boss badges I have seen due to it's unusual and construction, of course the fact that it it to a Rifle regiment sways me in its favour.

Nice to see you at Aldershot today mate.

Regards

Ry
Likewise, Ry; always good to see you mate.

Dixon was telling me that early boss badges were all originally constructed of wire (as with my example) and that the non-wire bosses not only post-date the wire examples but were of course cheaper to produce.

It's a nice badge, and one I am happy to have come by.

Cheers,

Peter.
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Old 04-11-12, 11:30 PM
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That's good to know Peter,

I shall keep a look out for similar examples in the future. The only similar boss I recall seeing may be one in (8th Foot) PB's collection (I may be mistaken, it may be fine cord as opposed to wire)!

I assume that the wire on your example is silver? If so even more desireable! Do I take it that it's a "keeper"?

Ry
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Old 04-11-12, 11:49 PM
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Yep, it's a 'keeper' though not sure if it is silver.
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