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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-24-2015, 02:23 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
The motto is 'Buy the thing, not the story'. As...

The motto is 'Buy the thing, not the story'. As a piece of trench art, its lovely and certainly worth having, IMHO. Any story attached or, barring specific indicators to a unit, is strictly...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-24-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
Naval caps are not my filed at all but the fabric...

Naval caps are not my filed at all but the fabric on the top and the very 'casual' way the chin strap is attached don't look quite right to me. Not sure it should have a chin starp for that water,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-24-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By peter monahan
What a lovely job you've done with the research! ...

What a lovely job you've done with the research! Thanks for sharing what was clearly a labour of love.

Apropos his legitimacy, I knew an Aussie fellow years ago who proudly answered to 'peter,...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-22-2015, 09:28 AM
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Views: 284
Posted By peter monahan
Bob Quite possibly. Even in the First war...

Bob

Quite possibly. Even in the First war there were gallantry awards to NCOs and IOs on attachment to other units. The 'family' nature of many of the Indian regiments, which often recruited...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 150
Posted By peter monahan
It seems to me that there are a couple of...

It seems to me that there are a couple of possibilities: it's civilian made in France or Belgium for sale to AIF soldiers, as many souvenirs were; it was done by an AIF bloke in hospital or rehab. -...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-14-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
I would think sports badge as well. The...

I would think sports badge as well. The Auxilliaries and the Special Reserve Constabulary were British police formations and any official medals they had would have been issued from HM government. ...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-14-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By peter monahan
Bob - that was more a comment on my own penniless...

Bob - that was more a comment on my own penniless state than on the very reasonable price of a group like this!

Bratwurst
The medals would have been named in the Delhi Mint or another Indian...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-14-2015, 09:19 AM
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Posted By peter monahan
Butch beat me to the punch, but I agree - not...

Butch beat me to the punch, but I agree - not much ceramic ware used by the BEF, other than the rum jars. Nice piece of memorabilia!
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-14-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By peter monahan
A very odd and inteesting piece. I'm not sure...

A very odd and inteesting piece. I'm not sure I've ever seen the fitted [fingergrooves] type handle on a knife that old before and the enamel on the blade, if that's what it is, is quite unusual...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-14-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By peter monahan
The British 'turtle helmet', offcially the Helmet...

The British 'turtle helmet', offcially the Helmet Mark 3 I think, came out in late 1944 and was used post war mainly, though a few made it to troops in Europe by VE Day. The 'snaps go through the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-10-2015, 10:13 AM
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Views: 86
Posted By peter monahan
The original, Pattern 1908, were carried by RAMC...

The original, Pattern 1908, were carried by RAMC stretcher bearers and medical personnel. This looks like the patter '37 equivalent. Here's a sigte selling repros., with some information about...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-10-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By peter monahan
'Underpriced' is relative term, Bob, but I...

'Underpriced' is relative term, Bob, but I certainly agree that the exploits of the Gurkhas, individually and regimentally , are hard to over value! A lovely group.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-10-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By peter monahan
And a good thing! Taff, do you have any idea how...

And a good thing! Taff, do you have any idea how dangerous 75 year old explosives which have been buried in a beach would be? handling such things is NOT a good way to get your name in the local...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-10-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By peter monahan
Looks cool, alright, but I'll bet les soldats...

Looks cool, alright, but I'll bet les soldats hated them. Extra weight, impaired vision and probably not a lot of extra protection. If there are unposed photos of them in use, I strongly suspect...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-08-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By peter monahan
At the rsik of sounding pedantic, it was not...

At the rsik of sounding pedantic, it was not clear from the photo, with no description, that your piece had a pin back. So it is meant to be worn on clothing, obviously. I would still think it...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By peter monahan
I would suggest that the fact that India is 'now'...

I would suggest that the fact that India is 'now' acknowledging the part played by the Indian Army in 1914-1918 has far more to do with the centenary and little to do with a 'century of denial'. The...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-07-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By peter monahan
Mr. Suciu is an acknowledged expert on headgear,...

Mr. Suciu is an acknowledged expert on headgear, as well as an all round excellent fellow! :)
Forum: International Militaria Forum 04-07-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By peter monahan
I think his point is that it may be a Chinese...

I think his point is that it may be a Chinese object but is not a piece odf Chinese military insignia. It could be almost anything including, however unlikely, a piece of a plane!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-06-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By peter monahan
I think that the best general historyn of the...

I think that the best general historyn of the Indian Army is "Indian Army" by Boris Mollo, which expolains the complexities of the Presidency armies and the various name changes gone through by the...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-05-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By peter monahan
You are correct - a kullah and pagris in Indian...

You are correct - a kullah and pagris in Indian Army khaki. Is the pagri sewn together or just wrapped? It should in theory be possible to identify the caste/ethnicity of the wearer this is...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-05-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By peter monahan
Shooting from the lip again, I'm afraid! I...

Shooting from the lip again, I'm afraid! I certainly wouldn't contradict the IWM, so it seems that both oval and 8 sided were used. My apologies for posting misleading info! [embarrassed icon...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-04-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By peter monahan
Even opne copy is enough to condemn the piece as...

Even opne copy is enough to condemn the piece as a made up example, unless it is being sold that way and clearly identified as 'made form parts including copies'.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-04-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By peter monahan
I believe that's an inspector's mark, put on at...

I believe that's an inspector's mark, put on at the factory to indicate that it is passed fit for issue.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-04-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By peter monahan
WWI British disks were oval, not the squared off...

WWI British disks were oval, not the squared off corners, so I'd guess WWII or later.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 04-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 159
Posted By peter monahan
If you were able to identify the recipient - it...

If you were able to identify the recipient - it looks like an award to an ally, possibly belgian?, as the citation is in French - it might add to the value a little, but I'd agree that aeroraider is...
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