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  1. Just to update this, no real surprises in that the Auction House were unable to help regarding the origin of this item. Simon.
  2. Peter, Thank you very much for that, as you may guess I am always interested in medals to the Coldstream Guards so an extra bonus for me. Best regards Simon.
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    The Great War Medal

    A nice Victory Medal and would be nice to find his accompanying War Medal. Unfortunately Private Frank Buffham is shown as Killed in Action 7th July 1917 aged 25 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion in France and Flanders. His Service record does survive as part of the burnt records and can be accessed on Ancestry although a fair amount of his record is unreadable. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/306445/buffham,-frank/ Simon.
  4. Unfortunately I didn't get chance to examine the piece at the viewing days, am collecting a few other pieces from them in the next few days so will try and make a few enquiries as to where it came from. Regards Simon.
  5. Very nice Peter, have not seen this before, any chance of an image of the reverse please. Simon.
  6. Just to keep up to date with current prices, this item hammered for £170 less commission. Simon.
  7. This Edward VII Coronation Baton currently listed in a local auction to me should anyone be interested (no link to the Seller or Auction House on my part) https://denhams.com/lot/169/august-2018 Regards Simon.
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    Medium machine gun tripod ID

    Martin, Would depend on condition and date of manufacture as a Wartime issue piece will obviously be more valuable. Arundel Militaria recently had a 1943 mint condition example on sale for £195.00. Simon.
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    Medium machine gun tripod ID

    Martin, Have only just seen this post, sorry for not replying earlier. Looks to me like the sustained fire tripod for a World War 2 British Bren Gun. You'll find plenty of images for comparison if you google it. Best regards Simon.
  10. Living in Surrey, the other half and I are frequent visitors to the vast Military Cemeteries at Brookwood. On our last visit we found this very nicely framed and mounted American Purple Heart Medal displayed at the entrance to the American Military Cemetery and thought those of you across the pond may like to see it. Did my best with the photo's but couldn't eliminate all the flashback, sorry. Regards Simon.
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    Military Vehicles

    Don, The larger image confirms for me that it is indeed some model of Sherman Tank. Regards Simon.
  12. Thanks for the image, pretty sure this is not a Cap Badge but would more likely be a Sweetheart Brooch or as you say, an Association Badge. Rare too as this was a relatively small Unit. Regards Simon.
  13. For the benefit of other Forum Members who have not encountered this Unit before here is a link to their history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Electrical_Engineers Regards Simon
  14. Can you show the reverse please. Regards Simon.
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    Military Vehicles

    I may be way off here but to me the vehicle shown on the left appears to have a gun muzzle facing the camera, there does not appear to be a muzzle brake of any kind and the smooth outline top right suggests to me that this may be a Sherman tank. The perspective of the photograph makes the figures on the left look large in comparison with this vehicle but there appears to me to be someone standing immediately next to it who would make the Sherman Tank theory appear about the right size. The vehicle on the right appears to have fairly flat slab plates and I would suggest that this could be a Chevrolet C15 Truck. IMHO. Regards Simon.
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    Let's Talk British Swords

    Brian, Thanks for posting this very informative and well presented article. Your Sword collection and its display is of the highest order. I look forward to seeing more as you get the time. Best regards Simon.
  17. It appears to be a model of a Fairburn Sykes fighting knife. Take a look here and you will find all you need to know. https://www.fairbairnsykesfightingknives.com/ Best regards Simon.
  18. Dante, Very well researched and written, thank you. Have you managed to confirm his entitlement to a Durbar Medal? Simon.
  19. Bruce, If you have the time it's worth searching the records here to see if he gets a mention although his name is obviously fairly common. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/index.jsp Regards Simon.
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    1914--15 Star

    Chris, Sorry only just seen this post. His Medal Index Card shows his WW1 entitlement as the 1914-15 Star you have, BWM and Victory Medal. He entered Theatre of War (5a) Asia on 9th December 1915 and served through to disembodiment on 13th June 1919. It also shows him as Warrant Officer Class 2 still serving with the Buffs using the Regimental Number 240007. Will see what else I can find on him and let you know. Simon. A quick check on the BWM and Victory Medal Rolls shows him as WO2 and gives his previous Unit as 1/5th Battalion East Kents which would have been his Unit in 1915, might be worth trying to find the Unit War Diary for the period to see if he is mentioned. Simon.
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    James, Couldn't find much to help you really apart form a reference to a Webley revolver 'Snap Pad' Hammer Protector at the bottom of this web page. http://www.hallowellco.com/Webley collection large.htm Regards Simon
  22. Peter, The Medal Roll record for MSR Broadbent on Ancestry UK is not this Man, it refers to 2nd Lt MSR Broadbent serving with the Royal Field Artillery I'm afraid. Simon.
  23. Pieter, A very nice medal and nicely presented. Personally I wouldn't worry about the clasp having been reversed, it's part of the history of the medal and was obviously proudly worn at some stage by his wife. Regards Simon.