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06-26-2014, 10:52 PM
Great work Oz. Well done and congrats mate.
Here's the missing 1930-42 sector from the display stand. The 39th set was home when I took the file images.
Well done again Oz.
06-30-2014, 02:46 AM
First of the US orders came in this morning ~
Quite a mixed bag and I am sure one of two are out of the category ~ Photos not including the US or even the Soviet regalia which were part of the 4 lots I bought ~
( I wanted to bolster my modest US MD finds ~)
I aso said I was NOT going to buy British - Commonwealth stuff but what did I do yesterday ~Yep! Another job lot from a "Pawn broker" out of UK ~ including badges and buttons including more GS Commonwealth buttons! Good thing I not indebted TO ANY ONE ~ LOL
06-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Nice score. Looks like the Artillery badge has the wheel that actually turns? These were only issued to officers I understand. I wonder what the origin of that is?
06-30-2014, 03:25 PM
You are correct ~ the wheel rotates !
That made my day as I did not realise the significance ~ (Guess I am on a learning curve regarding badges ! LOL)
As I under stand it the collection is part of a larger collection started by a gentleman around 1945 and he ceased in the 1990s . So I believe he has now contracted the mob to sell off the collection ~
One Rising Sun for example has a pin missing so I have no doubt that most if not all pieces are the real deal ~
Last edited by AT P Sweep; 06-30-2014 at 04:12 PM.
07-06-2014, 03:23 AM
Just received another purchase from an Australian vendor ~
I requested a history which she gladly supplied ~ Seems the small collection belonged to a friend of hers who had migrated from Scotland and since passed on. He was a member of the Sottish Military.
While there are a number of Commonwealth badges it is mostly a Scottish unit/s and includes an excellent battalion Beret with badge.
If anyone would like to see the (excellent) collection I will post ~ but as I said mostly Scottish units along with a few Commonwealth ~ and several non military badges , plus a large collection of Commonwealth general service buttons ~
I am well pleased with the purchase ~ at an exceptional price ~
About to head out for a Sunday afternoon Sweep .. See what treasures I can unearth ~
07-21-2014, 04:39 AM
Well this week I have had some luck ~
First I MD another Rising Sun and this one is on exceptional condition as I found it in sandy soil ~
(This now makes 28 Rising Suns in the Locker now I think !
And this morning I received another one but I believe to be a WWI same badge ~ Superb !
( This bewty cost me the princely sum of .99 pence !)
08-10-2014, 07:19 AM
I see on Ebay there is a Rising Sun with a Camel on it ~
WW1 THE Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Badge | eBay
Last edited by AT P Sweep; 08-10-2014 at 08:05 AM.
08-10-2014, 07:53 AM
Yes, the Camel Corps served in the Middle East during WWI alongside the Light Horse. Quite rare (and often forged).
08-10-2014, 08:07 AM
It is an amazing journey if one browses EBay on a Rainy afternoon ~ LOL
08-10-2014, 08:18 AM
The browsing can be quite educational, after you sort the fact from the fiction. Some of the prices, both asked for and achieved, are amazing. One day I will clear out my attic.
In Insignia, Flags and regalia
In Insignia, Flags and regalia