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    Is it for sale or trade Dave? Any photos mate?
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Happy Christmas form me and find attached a copy of a Malayan Scout Christmas card. Hapoy collecting. Jon
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    Thanks Jerry for sharing.
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    SAS collection

    Jerry I can't remember. It was this year at auction mate. I put a bid of £120 or so on it. With charges it adds up, hence the "silly money" remark pal.
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    SAS collection

    Yes Jerry the title. As you say mate, there's still the chance to find stuff pal. Well done.
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    SAS collection

    Nicenpiece Jerry. I don't have an original example of that pattern. One came up At Auction a few months back but silly money for it. As always I'm not going to pay the world for one. Good prof mate.
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    SAS collection

    One of my older frames, now no longer laid out as such. But some interesting wings for you to see I hope. Regards jon
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    SAS collection

    Morning Graham and thank you for the link. Like I said, I am not someone who says "fake" and provides no support. If JB thinks they're right mate then happy days! I've asked for advice etc in the other forum as I'd hate to think that due to being caught out before, I'm now missing out on nice original wings for my collection. Thanks for the link mate. Jon
  9. Earlier this year i took a punt and won on Greedbay an auction for a Malayan Scouts arm shield. I wasnt 100% so took a punt with a view to returning if not right. When i received it it looked pretty good, but there was something about the way the scroll behind the lettering didn't come across right. The press studs were held on with cotton (that didnt melt but burnt - good sign) The leather on the back (why?) looked aged and was sewn on with a different coloured cotton that burnt, didnt melt. But a slight little part of the leather at one corner had been pulled back, just slightly. I took a UV light to it and it lit up like Christmas. I informed the seller, he refunded, and relisted without annotating the listing that it was not original. I have since met the new owners (i was approached by the owner saying he had a shield for sale that was right). I described it and he was heart broken when it was the same. He pulled the corner back more and it really does light up. Beware you have been warned (I have offered to buy it for my collection anyway but the owner wants to try and make some money back, possibly on ebay. Hence this post.
  10. Other pix too large. I live the individual traits to this badge.
  11. Came with a nice copy which I assume was worn on a blazer or similar.
  12. Belonged to Mike Dillon A sqn
  13. A good one of mine. Recently purchased
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    SAS collection

    Graham I've a wing similar but not happy with it being genuine. The backing of yours is very similar and I'm always wary when one cannot see the back. But then again mate I'm not 100% sure on wings. A minefield. Milk try and send pix soon of some of mine. Nice bits Jerry regards jon
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    Important update regarding Dave M

    Good drills on passing on the good news. Welcome BACK Dave LOL
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    Border regiment

    What's the significance of the painted red behind the dragon as opposed to the void found on previous pieces? Is this a fake then?
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    Your most prized purchase of 2016

    Not a purchase but I was very fortunate to given last month by a friend a fighting dagger that belonged to Jimmy Storie, one of the founders of the SAS in 1941. The dagger is a fairly scarce pattern of dagger about which little concrete evidence exists as to its origins. The small Arabic knife is sharp and was supposedly taken from a chap who pulled it on him in Egypt? the white beret is a modern copy with modern Capbadge but was worn by Jimmy at events. Man honour indeed to own them.
  18. Here are a few pieces of SAS insignia from my collection. I will do a few more later. SAS Malayan Scouts arm shields This is my favourite of badges and in particular from my collection (The 2nd one). The 2nd came from a friend who was in the MS and served with A and D Squadrons. All insignia is hand made which is what i like about them, but also opens up to fakes. Hence why i dont show the rears of these pieces. enjoy
  19. thank you Jerry i appreciate the offer Sir!
  20. No idea pal. I'm still keen on a couple of pieces but can't source the new owner. Supposedly a dealer who is breaking the group up?
  21. Some of them mate are reprints of some original film that was supposedly destroyed due to it being in a poor state? So I'm not sure if in the public domain or were copied as a single set. Nice little lot mate.
  22. Thought I'd share an original scarce 1918 dated aviators certificate that I acquired with some wartime and interwar photos and clippings. Not my bag but interesting nonetheless
  23. It's horrendous pal. What can one do hey?
  24. Thanks Jerry. Nice to be able to provide some assistance. Peter I'm afraid I've very little gear as I can't display it. I've moved in most of it with the odd piece and one set of Paraclete kit from Iraq with provenance. Happy collecting jon
  25. Oh the guy resisted WITHOUT alluding to the fact that it was a fake. The current owner paid a lot for its D was gutted when I told him about a good fake doing the rounds (without realising that he had it). poor sod. But he is looking at relisting himself to make his money back. Hence my posts on some forums. Jon