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  1. Hi Gents Rppc of an unidentified General Iron Cross, breast worn and a monacle hanging EK ribbon and another ribbon worn to the centre... Nothing on the back tony
  2. Hi Gents, i hope this appeals to you too... I would love to re-unite a WW1 Naval GSM with its fellow medals i supported an appeal on Twitter and found myself talking to true Hero. A British Army veteran of 23 years service. Bear now raises funds, through cycling, for military charities. He’ s missing a Naval GSM that was issued to his Grandfather. Ill share the details once I have them so maybe someone finds this one day.... Cheers Gents tony
  3. Hi Gents, Glengenie, Peter Glenngenie i have had similar feelings about many of my badges.... i enjoy badges because they can be picked up at a good price in groups like this. I used to think if one or two were maker marked, if just one or two were genuine then it was worth it, it turned out maker marks and ‘age’ meant little! So usually it’s a mixed bag.... Ive shared images of a few of mine and it turns out some that look good are bad and some the other way.... let us know if you got any help on the other forum.... best wishes tony ———-/———-///— Hi Peter Helpful link thanks..., tony
  4. Hi Gents i picked this up the other day with a few other postcards and pics. it stood out when I had a proper look. The French uniforms look old to me... the reverse does not have postcard format. i can’t make out the name written here either. (I only paid £1 by the way.... not €100) The front has been hand coloured in some places, the blue of the uniforms definitely. i’ve not worked out who the artist is from google... I hope you like it Gents. Any thoughts welcome..... tony
  5. Hi Gents i bought a couple of side caps the other day. It included this. It was described as a ‘Free French’ cap. i was wondering if anyone has seen anything similar to this combination? In particular, please, Is the red feather hackle a known ‘thing’? im happy the cap is a US issue side cap, dated 1942. I’ve seen another which was issued to a US nurse. the badge is pin backed with no maker mark. The hackle is well secured , not just tucked in. I think it is reinforced with wire below the seam. Also a small label (below) has been roughly attached. Ive not found the same design of badge but there are many similar. So.... Any thoughts welcome please Gents... cheers tony
  6. Hi Bayern my first inclination was it is ‘burgundy’ in colour but now you ask I’d say perhaps deep purple i would also say the cap itself is a very, very dark blue, not quite black... Thanks Bayern tony
  7. Hi Gents He might already be on here but just in case.... tony
  8. Hi Gents. these are mine. I'll photograph them as a group first. I do love 'em and I hope you do too. I will scan them singly if you are interested and let me know.... tony AH and German together above... Sadly nothing on the reverse of any of these. T
  9. Farkas

    Studio photos. RPPC.

    hi Gents tony -/-/////———- hi GreyC Good point, hadn’t thought of that. Cheers tony
  10. Hi Gents this one is an Rppc I hope the detail shows on it #1 wears an Iron Cross Ribbon, Chequered and striped cuffs? with map bag.... also standing in a hole On my phone camera it only picks out/focuses on man #2, stood to the left, with arms folded... There at 15 men in this photo.... tony
  11. Farkas

    Get With the Program People

    Morning Gents my Mum was born in ‘39 She knew we should stop wearing them She couldn’t beleive I didn’t know. So i deflected her attention by reminding her that my niece in her 20’s had never heard of ISIS/IS....(sad but true) I suppose Its about education Gents tony
  12. Hi Gents What a great photo.... The one on the left, in particular, looks really young to me... tony
  13. Hi Gents more to follow any questions or better pictures please ask.... Hope you like them tony
  14. Farkas

    Photos and Feldposte

    Hello Bayern, I see and enjoy a well worded reply....! I hope you didn’t mind my salutation... tony
  15. Hi Gents the only badge I've ever gone looking for. As a Cardiff boy born and bred I couldn't resist. It was bought before I knew people faked everything we treasure and revere. So. With a big 'gulp' I share this.... all opinions appreciated either way... Cardiff Pals Badge. 30 x 45 mm ish cheers Gents tony
  16. Hi Gents. Hello again John, apologies, once again I missed your reply,, but hopefully my thoughts are better late than never....No rush to respond, *** [[I hope you convince those kids of yours to try looking sideways a little, to look for that family not just backwards, ]] Anyway. First please, is there anything printed on the Back? It looks like part of a bigger photo. If not framed Is there a Studio name on it? It might help date the picture.... Quite a few insignia incorporate the ‘fleur de lis’ feathers . I think.. It ‘represents’ the Prince of Wales himself not always the country ‘Wales’ I reckon maybe some Gents would be able to narrow down the potential candidates.,. ******* Its an interesting photo in its own right..... I would love to see all of the picture if you can? Please post! Despite your Mans rank, a senior NCO. he has no medal bar. It seems strange to me. More that one has been removed? The belt buckle is likely WW1 and No collar tabs. ———————////////-//———22 maybe the uniform was provided by the studio on the day, an older set of props.... Best wishes tony
  17. Hi Gents just spotted this amongst a job lot with some other bits. It includes a German ‘Hindenburg’ cross for widows on a trifold ribbon. Do they belong together please ? The shape of the medal that fits the box looks to have curved ends to its arms... The cross Cheers Gents
  18. Thanks Gents i had only hoped to hear back so soon! thanks again both..... tony. ————-//////—____ heres the lot..... Shame they don’t match but I I’d prefer that box anyway... Any thoughts Gents? cheers tony
  19. Hi Gents I hope you will enjoy some of these. There are more to come. And please feel free to comment or add your own if you want. February 1913 May 1913 July 1904 May 1908 June 1910 August 1905 tony
  20. Hi Gents This is another ‘Regimental Card’ . Sadly it has been ‘cut down’/‘trimmed’ .., probably to fit in an album. Of the “ 15th Mein Bataillon “ - I presume pioneers? Dated: March 1912. and an older (surely) Artillery related card no longer datable.... tony
  21. Hi Gents And from the 20’s tony Thank you GreyC..... always tony