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That is an amazing collection. I really like the medical display you created. How readily available is this stuff there in South Africa? How do you find most of it?

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Hi Paul,

Thank you for the comments.

I have been collecting for many years and have gradually built up a group of friends and sources and we assist each other.

I have also found it very important to specialize but this is not always easy.

A knowledge base also helps to ensure that you know exactly what you are looking at and what you require to complete a specific series or collection (where possible).

The scarceriItems are not readily available and it has taken a while to build my collection.

Sometimes it is also a question of being in the right place at the right time = luck!!

Regards,

Will

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The upgraded display, time has not been a friend this year for spending time working on displays.

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Marked very early UDF handcuffs.

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SAMR headdress details

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Hi - Will. You've added some lovely new pieces to this set - adds a lot to our knowledge on their badges

and uniforms. I hope you are well - I see that you list Juba - have you left Somalia ? Best wishes Mervyn

ps. The SADF handcuffs are the standard british Police 'D' shape. In use until about 1972.

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Thanks Mervyn,

I have both South Sudan and Somalia so there has been a lot of travelling this year, I am off to Uganda this weekend for a possible site expansion.

Regards,

Will

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Will - I meant to remind you that our Photo Comp. is running to the end of October. There must be a number of old British and South African graves and memorials in the areas you are visiting ? Also, some of your collection would go well in the different

categories. Have a look - Comp. Forum - above the Lounge. Mervyn

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Pith helmet tin

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