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Marcus H

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About Marcus H

  • Birthday 04/13/1972

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    My main focus of collecting is to the War Raised Units of the Cavalry Regiments: 22nd Dragoons, 23rd Hussars, 24th Lancers, 25th Dragoons, 26th Hussars and the 27th Lancers; also, the Northamptonshire Yeomanry.

    Plus, a general interest overall in British Cavalry and Yeomanry cap badges from 1898-1953.

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  1. Another cracking badge, Graham👍 I’ll keep my eye out for another single. This is my ‘S’ marked pair, which were probably never worn...gawd knows? I love the polished highlights on these gilded castles, the age blackened silver really sets them off nicely.
  2. Great pictures, mate, this museum certainly looks worthy of a visit in the future! Best, Marcus
  3. A really great addition in having that pair, Graham. And, I especially like the single collar variation with the N - S pegs/rivets. Two more versions: A hallmarked pair dated for the period between July 1940 to July 1941, and a plain pair devoid of a maker mark, or stamp of any kind.
  4. Some of my holiday snaps.

    Looks like you had a very good trip - cracking pics, mate. Capt. Noel G. Chavasse, RAMC, VC & Bar, MC & MiD; I've always wanted to visit Brandhoek cemetery. Did you acquire anything military related on your travels? Best, Marcus
  5. Royal Armoured Corps.

    Very, very nice, Jerry. This is one of my favourite designs. And that's a first for me in seeing just the makers name by Gaunt, only. Other makers (c. 1942-1953) and their marks include a "STERLING" marked badge - the maker eludes me right now - and "FIRMIN LONDON" hallmarked badges; that I know of. That is, provisional observations regarding deemed "officer" pattern badges - which come with silver and/or plated lugs, base copper, two or three lugs, etc. Not a badge I've paid too much attention to, but certainly worthy of more investigation and collecting - whilst they're relatively affordable. Best, Marcus
  6. Three Unknown badges

    I would agree with Graham's observation?
  7. Three Unknown badges

    I'm very rusty on these very particular badges and I'm a Brit! My interest revolves around six cavalry regiments only. However, the two "horn" badges are the "all brass" version of Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOLI) other ranks collar badges. I suspect these are possibly deemed "economy" patterns from the WW1 era. The "LG" is the central component to the gilding-metal (residing within a wreath) First Class Lewis Gunner proficiency badge; I believe post-1921/22 the criteria incorporated the Hotchkiss gunners and hence became a Light Gunners badge. Both the eagle and crown bullion badge and cannon example, I don't know? They're not British and as a guess they could be Italian in origin - best to post those in another category to get an informed response. As to the circle badge, I have absolutely no idea...? It could have some symbolic meaning pertaining to the Masons, or even some religious context...? Then again it could be something entirely unrelated to the above and a logo of sorts? Best, Marcus
  8. A cracking badge! Best, Marcus
  9. I would be inclined to agree with, Jerry. These are not British military badges, and are likely European postal devices; possibly even military affiliated? The top example on the label could be for the Imperial era German State Post Service (Reichs-Postamt); or even post-1921? I can't distinguish it properly, nor does my knowledge extend to such really. Best, Marcus
  10. Great pictures, Graham! At least the weather seems to have been okay too! Where there many militaria stalls/sellers there? Did you obtain anything, at all? Best, Marcus
  11. A Sherman on the Beaches of Cornwall

    Then I dearly hope to see you in 2018, Richard. That is, unless we can escape back later in the year - we're in Northamptonshire. Best, Marcus
  12. The fourth example down is my latest 24L officers' embroidered cap badge. Best, Marcus
  13. A Sherman on the Beaches of Cornwall

    Padstow is always on our annual trip list, too, Richard. We park at Rock and take the little ferry over each year - the kids love that. We nip over for fish & chips and walk around for an hour or two. This year, the wife wanted to see were Rick Steins conglomerate was, and a fridge magnet was purchased for the effort...! The only other trip (apart from a Tesco/Lidel run in Wadebridge) is to Port Isaac; the rest of the time is spent at Polzeath, depending on the weather! Best, Marcus
  14. A Sherman on the Beaches of Cornwall

    Polzeath, Richard. It's not too busy this time of the year, and we avoided travelling through the Bodmin roadworks. A lovely part of the country. Best, Marcus
  15. A really cracking example, mate? Best, Marcus