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. I would agree with Graham's observation👍
  2. 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
  3. A cracking badge! Best, Marcus
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The fourth example down is my latest 24L officers' embroidered cap badge. Best, Marcus
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A really cracking example, mate👍 Best, Marcus
  11. Well...sort of, if you use your imagination! Me, and my two youngest Sophia (5) and Montgomery (4), made this "tank" on the beach - it's meant to be a Sherman...! Albeit, more fun was had "knocking it out" seconds after the picture was taken. Best, Marcus
  12. This has been a long awaited pairing: Finally, after missed sales, searching and looking for ever and a day, I have obtained a second lugged ORs pattern 24L white-metal collar. Naturally and Sods Law an example came up for auction the week I purchased this one (I got two actually!!!) for half the price of a single that I paid...! lol And just to add insult to injury...Graham, thus bid on the single auction collar and...lost! Let's just say, I don't have too much confidence in "auction houses" with the intimated shenanigans that surrounds some of them. Never mind - that's my officers' patterns and ORs basically complete for the 24L, with the exception of certain silver private purchase examples. These specific collars were never actually issued to ORs, despite being manufactured and supplied to the regimental stores in an unknown quantity. Although, they are known to have been used by officers (purported to have been privately plated in silver by some) and converted to sweetheart badges, too; I have several conversions of ORs and officer pattern collars. And, I do have photographic evidence of a SNCO in No. 1 Dress wearing a pattern of colllars on his wedding day in 1942, but this is deemed an "unofficial" exception. Incidentally he also wears the 24L arm badge in the picture, and this is the only recorded evidence of such a device being worn - to date. Best, Marcus
  13. Fantastic! They truly are a credit to your focus and perseverance, Graham. Best, Marcus
  14. - September 1916, C Company, 2nd Battalion the Northamptonshire Volunteer Regiment. - July 1918, C Company (Kettering Detachment), 2nd Volunteer Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. Out of the 752 men that joined the Kettering & District Volunteer Corps, 352 went on to see active service. Faitly short lived and probably not produced in great quantities either.
  15. Superb badges, all three of them, Graham. Whilst I have the original 'oil cloth' red coloured backing to my 27L arm badge, I have never seen an example with the genuine brass backing plate. A cracking example...!!!