10-05-2016 11:23 AM
That's a good early case, well done.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Hoggorm that is a nice case thank you for posting the pictures of it.
As Big Ned says it is a nice early example so the set you have could have been together forever.
It is a very desirable set to have.
The box lid inner is an easy fix but I would leave it as it is unless you can get hold of some animal glue (readily available).
Any of the modern glues would not be suitable for making a period repair
I just looked at the box pictures again and refer to your bit about the number 72 that has been scribbled.
That would be of no concern to me whatsoever as it is more than likely the mark made by the person who assembled / made the box.
That is just how a 'mint' box should look it has exactly the right patina.
Ned...sorry I meant to respond to your post. It is indeed a common error on Juncker's badges.
I have only seen one intact claw and it did have a fine cut in it so it would be easy to remove too much metal leaving the eagle partially declawed.
I see! Interesting to know. I was however not actually going to remove the number, but perhaps try to fix so that the inside of the box sticks to the lid. But when thinking about it maybe it’s ok just as it is.
I'm excited to hear that my pilot badge is a good one in a nice condition! Now my next question would be: How do I display it?
I was thinking placing it in a glass frame. Maybe with the badge next to the closed box. What do you think?
That sounds like a nice idea a decoupage box might suit your purpose to a tea.
I do have some of my personal stuff in frames hanging around my office but I think I'm not the best person to ask about displaying because for me it is just about the hunt.
Once I've bagged a new acquisition it just gets put in s box and stored away.
Let's see some pictures once you've decided on the display it will be interesting to see
All the best