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Article about: Thought Id share a couple of pairs of my RAAF Egg Cups. One set Officers Mess , fine grade high quality porcelain and the other NCO , Enlisted Mess items. Cheers Rick

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    Thought Id share a couple of pairs of my RAAF Egg Cups.
    One set Officers Mess , fine grade high quality porcelain and the other NCO , Enlisted Mess items.
    Cheers Rick

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    RAAF Egg Cups

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    Rick

    very nice !!

    cordially
    Didier

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    Most definitely from the officer's mess with that gilded trim.
    The plain ones must be the enlisted version.
    Would that be correct?

    They do look very nice Rick.
    Is there a way to date them?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Nice Rick,

    Here's an AMF one I have for comparison.
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    Regards
    René

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    It appears Rene, the Aussie Defence budget for egg cups rather favours the Air Force!

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    I must find myself an egg cup one day!
    Is there a way to date them? The egg cups are all Kings Crown so pre 1953 and possibly WWII. The blue insignia amongst my plates are Queens Crown. Often dates were applied from the 1960's.
    Anything on the bases of yours Rick?
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    Quote by Ubique View Post
    I must find myself an egg cup one day!
    Is there a way to date them? The egg cups are all Kings Crown so pre 1953 and possibly WWII. The blue insignia amongst my plates are Queens Crown. Often dates were applied from the 1960's.
    Anything on the bases of yours Rick?
    Glad you asked mate ,
    No both sets are unmarked underneath - see photos.

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    I have had in the past British made ones in poorer condition before of the Enlisted Mess type & they are marked underneath .
    The Officer Mess set I took to a quality dealer in Vintage China items for a look at & see.
    Straight away she said 30's-40's not knowing anything about military markings , based on the high quality and weight of item.
    And they are heavy in your hand compared to the size of them.
    Why they are unmarked is unknown , but people much wiser than me have said that's a good thing not a bad thing.
    Cheers Rick

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    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    Nice Rick,

    Here's an AMF one I have for comparison.
    I have a pair of AMF coffee cups & saucers , hard to find nice AMF items these days.

    I like to pick up things in pairs if I can , looks better in my China Cabinet .

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    RAAF Egg Cups

    RAAF Egg Cups

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    Wow Nice Mate
    Regards
    René

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    Careful Rick or this will turn into a full blown AMF Ceramics thread and have to be re-named!
    Here is my RAAF fruit bowl, bit over 9" across. Could be 1930's guessing from the age of it. Gold stripe for Officers Mess (no greasy mechanics getting their hands on this one! ).


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