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Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-26-2020, 04:15 PM
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Posted By lnijherald
I do not particularly collect SAS, but when I see...

I do not particularly collect SAS, but when I see a socalled WW2 beret with a leatherette sweatband, slider pocket and worn out date I smell something fishy.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 02-11-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By lnijherald
It is a bit tricky without seeing a picture of...

It is a bit tricky without seeing a picture of the rear but from the irregular stitching I would say it is a replica.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-25-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By lnijherald
Yes it is an oirginal example, often called the...

Yes it is an oirginal example, often called the split feather type.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-17-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By lnijherald
Also known as ringed and beaded and ribbed and...

Also known as ringed and beaded and ribbed and roped. Unfortunately the blad has some pitting and the scabbard is not original.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-17-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By lnijherald
That is my impression too. Great knife btw! ...

That is my impression too. Great knife btw!


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-29-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By lnijherald
The first pictures show a genuine leather band,...

The first pictures show a genuine leather band, whereas the later pictures appear to show a leatherette band?



As a whole it is most obviously wrong. Biggest give away would be that Compton...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-19-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By lnijherald
Hmm, no I'm affraid not but it is probably ebay...

Hmm, no I'm affraid not but it is probably ebay which is not the best place to find accurate item descriptions.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-19-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By lnijherald
It is an original fibre rim helmet shell, but it...

It is an original fibre rim helmet shell, but it has been repainted and fitted with what appears to be a replacement fibre rim. Picture #3 shows a large vertical crack on the left hand side. I doubt...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-19-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By lnijherald
According to Alan Lock's book on SF insignia, 2nd...

According to Alan Lock's book on SF insignia, 2nd pilots wings were initially made from 1st pilots wings by cutting off the lion, unpicking the crown and then applying the G witin a circle. Perhaps...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-19-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By lnijherald
I've seen these advertised as officers slippers. ...

I've seen these advertised as officers slippers.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-17-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By lnijherald
I'm not an SAS badge collector but it does not...

I'm not an SAS badge collector but it does not appear to be a cap badge. It may be a blazer badge.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-16-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,999
Posted By lnijherald
There is an interesting blog on B&N labels here...

There is an interesting blog on B&N labels here (http://www.originalprop.com/blog/2008/07/03/superman-costumes-in-the-marketplace-bermans-nathans-wardrobe-tag-analysis/).



Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-13-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,999
Posted By lnijherald
The Belgium label is placed inside the collar (if...

The Belgium label is placed inside the collar (if I recall well), so it could be underneath the Bermans & Nathan label.


British label, what British label? I see a piece of white cloth with...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-12-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By lnijherald
I agree, this strap has been replaced and the...

I agree, this strap has been replaced and the shell has been repainted.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-09-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,999
Posted By lnijherald
The smocks that sparked this thread are WW2...

The smocks that sparked this thread are WW2 British made and modified by the Belgium paras after the war.


What you have is a post-war Belgium made smock, with an unmodified button up neck see...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-04-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,999
Posted By lnijherald
It is a post-war Belgium made smock with a fake...

It is a post-war Belgium made smock with a fake army flying badge, fake ordnance date stamp and random costume label added to increase the market value, which, given the seller, does not surprise me...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-07-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By lnijherald
I always thought these were deep drawn but using...

I always thought these were deep drawn but using a lathe makes more sense.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-07-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By lnijherald
Pete, there was indeed a smaller pattern of the...

Pete, there was indeed a smaller pattern of the army flying badge. It was issued first in 1946 and worn by both glider pilots and air observation posts.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 11-02-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By lnijherald
Bottom row, lion with wings, is an authentic WW2...

Bottom row, lion with wings, is an authentic WW2 period army flying badge worn by glider pilots and air observation posts.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-28-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By lnijherald
Second one is a wartime Indian made wing, very...

Second one is a wartime Indian made wing, very collectable!


Marc and Nico are correct about #1 and #4.



Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-08-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By lnijherald
Have you checked out this website? ...

Have you checked out this website?
http://millsgrenades.co.uk/?LMCL=R48y9f


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-08-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By lnijherald
Mostly correct. smilewink Compton did make...

Mostly correct. smilewink
Compton did make berets in WW2 but only ARP, CD and a small contract of black berets in 1945 as far as I'm aware. The looped stitching on the inside is not found on genuine...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 10-06-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By lnijherald
I believe these are all wartime with the...

I believe these are all wartime with the exception of #3.

#2 is early war made and often called spilt feather pattern. It has a dope wash to the rear and was not made with a backing.



Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 09-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By lnijherald
BD is indeed Dutch and signifies Buiten Dienst,...

BD is indeed Dutch and signifies Buiten Dienst, sold out of service.


Luc
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-02-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By lnijherald
Very poor quality modern replicas. Luc

Very poor quality modern replicas.


Luc
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