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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-07-2016, 08:06 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
I'm a bit of a pessimist and I know that the...

I'm a bit of a pessimist and I know that the 'GAUNT LONDON' tags are being added to repro. badges, so I would be cautious. That said, not an RFC expert. Try the British Badge Forum if none of the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-07-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 468
Posted By peter monahan
The belt - a 'stable belt' - is of the style...

The belt - a 'stable belt' - is of the style common from the 1960s onwards in the British Army. At least some of the Badges - NZ M Gun Corps, 34th , etc - are from WWI, are they not? So it's...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 07-05-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By peter monahan
Not German? Can we see the hob nail pattern on...

Not German? Can we see the hob nail pattern on the soles. Sometimes that helps ID shoes/boots.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-04-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By peter monahan
If you mean belt buckle, the British and Indian...

If you mean belt buckle, the British and Indian Armies were not wearing regimental buckles by WWII except in mess dress, so this officer would have worn a Sam Browne or a standard web belt with this...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-03-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By peter monahan
My pleasure. I have a life long interest in the...

My pleasure. I have a life long interest in the old British Indian Army - not just those sexy Gurkhas - and am always iontrigued when their memorabilia appears. :)

Peter
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-03-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 292
Posted By peter monahan
The 'MED' on his LSM would be for 'Medium...

The 'MED' on his LSM would be for 'Medium Brigade', I think, not 'Medical'. The 2nd Heavy BDE, CFA was redesignated the 2nd Medium Bde in the 1930s and was a Montreal unit, a descendant of the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-03-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By peter monahan
The man in the frock coat is wearing an order...

The man in the frock coat is wearing an order which I'm almost certain is not British but the undress frock looks like that worn by many European officers as well as the British, so he could be...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-03-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By peter monahan
The holder on the back of the flame is for the...

The holder on the back of the flame is for the plume, I believe.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-02-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By peter monahan
Not an expert but sticking dodgy badges to a bit...

Not an expert but sticking dodgy badges to a bit of uniform cloth to cover up giveaway signs on the back that they're bad'uns is becoming distressingly common.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 07-02-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By peter monahan
BTW, the lanyards were originally meant for a...

BTW, the lanyards were originally meant for a whistle, issued to all infantry offciers, but I strongly suspect they became another bit of military bling, once the regimental colours and so on crept...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-30-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By peter monahan
Put together by a collector or for telly or...

Put together by a collector or for telly or theatricals - 'we need a squadron patch', so added a blazer badge. That might also explian the very crude application of the rank insignia - not likely to...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-30-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By peter monahan
It look s like a very nice example to me - the...

It look s like a very nice example to me - the insignia and styling is right for the period and what it purports to be. No markings is a bit unusual but perhaps privately made in India for the...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-30-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By peter monahan
Not my speciality at all but it looks like the...

Not my speciality at all but it looks like the shovels carried by German storm troops in the late WWI period, as does the carrier. Check so0me WWI photos for a match.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-22-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By peter monahan
Definitely a market. ebay lists old fraternal...

Definitely a market. ebay lists old fraternal order regalia for collectors and the cosplay and steam punk crowds would be all over this, I'd guess, if you don't have to put too stiff a price on...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-22-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By peter monahan
It's a lovely looking piece, so perhaps you...

It's a lovely looking piece, so perhaps you haven't overpaid! If you like it... money well spent.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-22-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By peter monahan
Agreed. The clasp is the type sold in...

Agreed. The clasp is the type sold in hobby/craft stores for making jewellery, using a glue gun, so modern.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-19-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By peter monahan
Apparently they were the 'uniformed' branch of...

Apparently they were the 'uniformed' branch of the Odd Fellows. One source suggests that in the 1880s-1900s 20% of adult male North Americans were involved in fraternal groups, so regalia was big...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-19-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By peter monahan
In 1801 Napeleon was in his second year as Consul...

In 1801 Napeleon was in his second year as Consul and I can't see that title or his name in the document, so no obvious and direct connection. Still trying to get a good translation.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-16-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By peter monahan
The quality of the enamel is not good, judging...

The quality of the enamel is not good, judging from the picture, so I'm tempted to agree that it might be a tourist piece or a private organization rather than a royal order.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-16-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By peter monahan
Off the top of my head 'From the Commander...

Off the top of my head

'From the Commander in Cheif of the Cavalry [Besseries] , To the Minister of War...'

'I have the honour to address you, Citizen Minister, ...'

something about a...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-12-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By peter monahan
Well spotted, Luc!

Well spotted, Luc!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-11-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By peter monahan
I think the Irish Army got a bunch of helmets,...

I think the Irish Army got a bunch of helmets, ex-BA, sometime after WWII - the '60s maybe?
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-11-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By peter monahan
I'm with Gary: a 'rare' badge should a) be...

I'm with Gary: a 'rare' badge should a) be documented somewhere and b) better described by the vendor. I'm keeping my wallet in my pants!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-10-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By peter monahan
Arctic Medals in Calgary has a number of pioneer...

Arctic Medals in Calgary has a number of pioneer cap badges selling for $120-140 Cdn each and a couple of collars for $40 Cdn so... maybe $50.00 Cdn to the right person?
Forum: International Militaria Forum 06-10-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By peter monahan
I agree that it doesn't look very Polish. What...

I agree that it doesn't look very Polish. What leads you to think it might be? Also, can we see the reverse?
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