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I thought it looked dubious. If you compare it to the one that you have in your collection you will notice that the detailing around the flames is not as sharp.

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There was a couple of things about it that I didn't like; the lack of defination on the sun-rays being one. I emailed the seller to point these out but he ignored me and yet somone paid over ?200 for it in the end. Theres enough experienced collectors posting on this forum to give guidance/opinion on any item to other collectors and speaking for myself I'm happy to look at and give an opinion on any item from the 1916-21 period to any other collector. Its as much about protecting our own hobby as anything else.

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I have asked other local experts on this and they have agreed with me that it could date from pre civil war 1922.

A great comment "other local experts" anyone like to guess as to what the badge actually is?

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My ideas, pure guesses :unsure:

1. a Broach for a piper.

2. a Broach for a Nursing Sister in St. Bricins Military Hospital

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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My ideas, pure guesses :unsure:

1. a Broach for a piper.

2. a Broach for a Nursing Sister in St. Bricins Military Hospital

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

The bi Ullam (Be Prepared) is an Irish Girl Guides badge. I would say the Irish Defence Forces cap badge is more 1986 than 1916, the unusual colouring on it might have been a result of a collision with one of his other auctions. The Clan na Gale buttons are interesting, I though Clan na Gale was a prescribed organization being the fundraising arm of a certain on ?cease fire? Irish group. The WW2 defence medal ribbon is a bit of a mystery, Churchill?s maybe?

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... the unusual colouring on it might have been a result of a collision with one of his other auctions.

LOL! The best laugh I had today was when I checked to see what his 'other auctions' were!

Thanks Brendan. :D

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Am I the only one wondering if this was a joke?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A:IT&ih=009

The component parts; a scouting badge worth 10 Euro;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=300210734411

a pair of Clan Na Gael buttons at about 5 Euro each, a piece of Defence ribbon-one Euro, and the remains of what looks like a 1923 blue enamelled Command officers cap badge, which even in mint condition would only make a couple of hundred Euro, together sell for about 1500 Euro?

Was that auction for real? Are some people really that stupid??????

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Was that auction for real? Are some people really that stupid??????

Afraid there are plenty of stupid people out there who would prefer to spend a lot of money on junk rather than invest in a small library which might help them understand what they were buying.

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I suppose it just goes to show you can get anything on Ebay if you are prepaired to pay for it. Here is a couple of Sam Brown Belts I spotted on Ebay, one Irish Army and one British Army although on closer inspection they may have more in common than than you would first think.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Irish-Army-Officers-...1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=150236224488

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Am I the only one wondering if this was a joke?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...A:IT&ih=009

The component parts; a scouting badge worth 10 Euro;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=300210734411

a pair of Clan Na Gael buttons at about 5 Euro each, a piece of Defence ribbon-one Euro, and the remains of what looks like a 1923 blue enamelled Command officers cap badge, which even in mint condition would only make a couple of hundred Euro, together sell for about 1500 Euro?

Was that auction for real? Are some people really that stupid??????

I see the enamelled command officers cap badge is back up for sale.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Original-1922-23-...1QQcmdZViewItem

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