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  1. Thanks Jerry, Yep I think the misspelling is rather cool, but I honestly doubt its worth too much more than I bought it for. Which is fine as not on my list to sell, well not just yet anyways. No I don't think it was once a cap badge although that would be pretty cool.
  2. Hi I was at an antiques fair the other week and I came across this sweetheart brooch I believe to be WW1 of the royal tank regiment, I though tit was nice and being the end of the day didn't think to much of it until I got it home and found out the motto is spelt incorrectly it reads 'Fear Nought' when the motto as I understand it is 'Fear Naught'. It looks original to me although someone as come along with some brass cleaner to clean it up but I'm thrown by the miss spelling. would really welcome other peoples views on this. Thanks
  3. Fingers crossed Simon, although the problem is i'm not very good at selling as I like to hang on to them particularly if I find them interesting, so this maybe another one for the keep pile
  4. I know apart from the spelling everything else looks correct to me. I've had loads of miss spelt silk postcards but not seen a miss spelt sweetheart brooch before. Love the picture of the tattoo by the way, and it could be be the case of the maker not knowing how the motto was spelt. maybe it's so uber rare I will be able to retire on it...
  5. wow I never even noticed the U but now you have pointed it out I can see it clear as day, thanks, also great to know it is original thank you all for your help.
  6. Hi I came across this Magazine case. Firstly I had no idea as to what it was as was wrapped in wax type paper, unwrapping it saw it was a magazine case but I have no idea for what kind of Automatic Rifle it would have been used for. Also I think its British and from the WW2 era, but again I don't really know. I was hoping someone on here would be able to help. Thank you all in advance for all the info you may have
  7. Here are some more photos, I can't see any markings on it.
  8. Hi Mike Thank you for the information, its such a shame there is no name or number on the medal as would have loved to have researched who it belonged to. The craftsmanship is to a very high standard so I think you are right that it would have been to officers / senior members.
  9. Hi, I came across this little medal which I think is an Anniversary medal I'm not sure what H.A.C stands for I've had a bit of a google and came up with 'Honourable Artillery Company' would this be correct? Firstly I would love to know if this is a genuine medal and also what would have given for? Love to know your thoughts, sorry if I have posted this in the wrong section if I have please could someone guide where I should have posted this?
  10. ok thats great, I'll get some more photos up either tomorrow or Wednesday thanks for your help
  11. Thats great Simon thank you very much for your help
  12. its does look very similar doesn't it... I think you could be right... interesting, so it's US? never thought of it being US. Do you think it is original? I've never seen it before so wondered if it was authentic...
  13. It does look similar my only thought was its quite slim being about 1.75 inches wide and just under 4 inches long. I did wonder if perhaps it was German rather than British. Although my initial thought was British. The only reason being, if it could be German for the MP40 Semi Automatic Machine Pistol, but again I though the Magazines for the gun were longer. hmmm very puzzling.
  14. Hi Paul, Yes I've had a really good look and no such luck on the name... sadly will never know who it belonged to, but it really is lovely all the same...
  15. Yes it is lovely and I won't be planing on selling it anytime soon It has been fascinating to find out more about it and the H.A.C.
  16. Hi Trooper_D Thank you for the link, I assume what the medals sold for was more related to the connection to the person and the other medal. I'm just amazed by the craftsmanship in this medal it really is lovely.
  17. wow that really interesting I would love to know who it belonged to, but I don't think that will be possible, I look at the link you gave Peter but sadly couldn't see anything for 1897 so can't guess at a name
  18. Thank you Peter for getting in touch so quickly So does the H.A.C stand for 'Honourable Artillery Company?' I've not seen one before from my little google search I saw this medal had sold with another long service medal (to an officer) for over £600 I'm guessing that was more to do with the other medal and the officer it pertained to than this lovely little one. So have know idea of value for this medal like I said I wasn't even sure this was a genuine medal as not seen one before. Thank you so much for the link I look forward to checking it out
  19. That's great Brian Thank you I really look forward to hearing from you, there are really interesting and really small (Well I think they are small). So any information would be most gratefully received.
  20. Hi There, I came across this post and was hoping you would be able to help me with further information. My father has been having a bit of a sort through and came across these Hiatt Handcuffs and I was wondering how old they are? The diameter of the handcuffs seems very small (7cm) so wondered if they were for women or children? As you can tell I really don't know much about them and my father doesn't know much other than they were given to him in his teens by a family friend.
  21. Hi I have this single webbing pouch I think is an ammo pouch but I am not 100% sure it is for the British army (WW2) I was hoping someone on here would be able to confirm or not if it is British and WW2 if not what nations and period is it from. Thanks for your help
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    HI Grey Thank you for the translation is ealing interesting, been interesting to look up Gu Zhutong (made be made up name also).
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    Hi I was wondering if someone would be able to tell more something about this medal, I can't seem to find in any any book or on line I think it is Japanese and WW2 but I'm not sure. Thanks for your help.