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  1. Hi Arthur I think you are correct about the Southern Rhodesia connection. Do you think it could be an old high school that used to be active during that time? The 'OH' could be something Highschool...
  2. Got some information on the helmet flashes. Apparently they belong to the South African WW2 National Reserve Volunteers. The one advertising pin is for Meltonian shoe polish from the 1930s. I have no idea what the 'ISPCS' stands for though. The Albion Leyland Scammell badge seems to be quite rare, a trucker's button hole badge of some sort. Still can't find anything on the other two badges.
  3. A few of these might be military but not sure where to place them. A couple cloth flashes. Could be Artillery.. Then a few badges. Query relates to the advertising badges and not the two sweetheart badges. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. Found some more interesting badges over the festive season. Some good finds include the Northern Rifles collar badge and a Western Province Mounted Rifles shoulder title. A world war one Imperial service and a South African Motorcycle Corps shoulder title. A 1st South African Mounted Rifles shoulder title. Also found an interesting cut out version of the early South African Railroad cap badge. Comes with two lugs on the back, could be silver. As always, any other information or interesting facts about these badges would be kindly appreciated.
  5. The medal is cupronickel. I would try some rubbing alcohol and see if it removes it. These British War Medals are not expensive. If it's a family medal I would understand the need to send it off for proper care but I would save the money and look for a better candidate. Regards, Chris
  6. Thanks Peter. A couple nice ones I've been looking for and some in pairs too. The Diamond Field Horse, Johannesburg Mounted Riles, Dukes of Edinburgh's Own Volunteer Rifles, Transvaal Cycle and Motor Corps and the WW1 South African Field Artillery titles were my prime picks. A really well rounded collection too. Some from the Boer War, others from World War One and Two and a few from the SADF days. I forgot to include a couple others in the pictures that allowed me to pair up with a few singles I had on hand. Regards, Chris
  7. Was lucky enough to purchase these about two weeks ago. Some really nice finds among the batch. Only two are missing a lug each, the rest are in great condition. Still don't know whether to label the "NR" badges as Northern Rifles or Northern Rhodesia..
  8. Did determine most of the collar badges. The top one is a white metal First City Volunteers collar badge worn prior to 1902, number 84 in Owens. The next two badges seem to be collar badges from the Irish Leinster Regiment. The castle and key is for the Suffolk Regiment and the last collar badge belongs to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Any other info on the chevrons would be appreciated.
  9. Would it be better to place this under the Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms and Equipment sub forum instead?
  10. Here are a bunch of badges that I saw whilst at a local flea market today. I could kick myself for not taking one specific one. Would be interesting to see if the gents here can spot which.. I was lucky enough to come away with some good finds though. I don't really collect the British badges but there were two WW1 Royal Flying Core cap badges in this lot. A bit too expensive for my tastes though so I left them. The second picture shows the badges I did end up buying. Five collar badges, a WW2 Dukes shoulder title and three sets of British WW2 cloth rank insignia. If anyone sees badges in the first lot that they think I should add to my collection, please let me know. The prices varied quite a bit but perhaps I can make a bulk offer.
  11. Afternoon Mike Thank you for the response. Just to get the terms correct and please forgive me for something that might sound a bit silly to the more longer term collectors here.. By 'theater made' do you mean made in the field of operations locally or made for use in reenactments of the battle and as such is more of a replica? Chris
  12. It's a complete assumption on my part. That's why I'm open to suggestions. It could be something entirely different. I don't know.
  13. Hi all. Found this over the weekend. Looks like a hand cut out Boer war Border Mounted Rifles badge. Any thoughts?
  14. Thanks Peter. I have a pair of South African 2nd Regiment collar badges each with the Maker's Mark of G & S Co 112 Regent St W. I remember hearing that the four South African Infantry regiments and other associated units (Heavy Artillery, SASC, e.tc.) had to get their badges made in England as they were volunteer units and fell under the British Army. Anyway, as you say, a nice find and one I will happily keep.
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