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Martin W.

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  1. Martin W.

    Northamptonshire Regiment.

    Post 1901 badge with the small key. This is an OR's badge in bi-metal with slider.
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    Eric-Jan Bakker

    This is very sad news for me,although I knew it would be coming. E-J has been a great on-line friend for years,he told me of his his health issues over the last year or so. This is a sad loss for the collecting community..His knowledge,which he would willingly share with anyone,his enthusiasm for matters Kriegsmarine and beyond will be sorely missed. You were one of the best E-J and I offer my condolences to your family. RIP my old friend. Martin.
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    Ribbon I.D.

    Solved the problem. It is the Phillippine Liberation medal. Not a US issue,but a medal of the Phillippines,so no wonder I could not find it in my US medal list. Cheers,Martin.
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    Ribbon I.D.

    Hi guys, can anyone identify the ribbon in the top right ? They belonged to the father of a friend. I've identified the the other two as the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Asian-Pacfic Medal. Cheers,Martin
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    Royal Armoured Corps.

    An OR badge in white metal of the type sealed 3rd January 1942.
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    Worcestershire Regiment.

    A pre 1925 example with slider for OR's In gilding metal.
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    Authentic? U-Boot bagde

    I agree with the above comment. A cast fake on the Schickle design with a spurious Deschler maker mark. Deschler did not make U-Boot awards. Cheers,Martin.
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    Ship pins

    Hi Justin, I used to have a couple of these badges. I believe they are "Day Badges",they are pre-war and were made for sale to the ships visitors in foreign ports. Cheers,Martin.
  9. I have many photo's that show the BB award in wear on the KM uniform,but this is the first image I have obtained that shows the award in wear on the Merchant Marine uniform. These are hard to find.I'd like to see some more if they are out there. Regards,Martin.
  10. Rather than add this piece to the existing "On War Service and Other Home Front Badges" i thought i would start a seperate thread on a type of badge that is usually refered to a "sweetheart badge or brooch". Essentialy this is costume jewelery with a military theme.Normally a badge of a regiment that is worn as a brooch to show support of those serving in the military and probably given by the men serving in the military to their wives or "sweethearts". This is a piece i just picked up that is in gilding metal with red and blue enamel for the Queens Own Worcestershire Hussars. Lovely little piece IMO. This "lapel badge" collecting could get out of hand here. Regards,Martin.
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    Blockade Breaker award in wear.

    The award in wear on the Heer uniform.
  12. This is the only one I have to a crewman who served on a Blockade Breaker. Cheers,Martin.
  13. I thought you might aprreciate this Jerry. These are the medals of my paternal grandfather,Harry James Westley,R.A. The bar shows his WWI trio but he had the 1914 star with the Mons bar (The Old Contemptible).He also had the MSM,as you can see. After WWI he was posted to India and served in the Northern provinces.My aunt and uncle were both born in India. In the late 1930's he ended his career as a gunnery instructor for the Worcestershie Yeomanry (The Queens Own Worcestershire Hussars). When WWII broke out he joined the Home Guard and commanded an AA battery in the Woolwich area of London. Regards,Martin.
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    My Grandad's medals.

    Dad recalled that he remembered grandad wearing one of the these badges in his lapel later in civilian life. This one is not his but I managed to find one online. A nice addition I think. Cheers,Martin.
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    My Grandad's medals.

    I agree Graham. Having just talked to dad he thinks he served at least two years at Woolwich Arsenal and then transferred to a "desk job" at Greenford,Middlesex ? I wonder if the Defence Medal was an award you applied for in some cases,and maybe grandad just never bothered to apply ? I wish I had a way of checking his WWII service records,if they exist. Thanks for the input. Cheers,Martin.
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    Your most prized purchase of 2016

    Well,i thought I was done with collecting awards but I just had to get this rare Hilfskreuzer award in zinc that is attributed to maker Wilhelm Deumer. It is the only example by this maker that has surfaced so far. Good hunting in 2017. Cheers,Martin.
  17. That's a beauty Hubert and indeed it does fit this thread. A very rare badge. Thanks for posting this one. Cheers,Martin.
  18. Hi guys, Here are a few HK awards from my collection that i thought i would share with you. I consider these badges to be extremely rare as far as HK awards go. First is a tombak award by Paul Meybauer.Now this example is in very poor condition,missing the catch,loss of finish,etc but i am so glad to have it. I know of only one other of these Meybauer's in a private collection. The badge is of riveted two piece consruction,it is unmarked and is the only HK award that features a cut-out swastika and this feature can also be seen on rare tombak Minesweeper awards by Meybauer. The badge is meticulously hand finished around the oakleaves. Regards,Martin.
  19. Indeed Hans. As i mentioned i know of only two others to date. Cheers,Martin.
  20. Thanks for the comments guys. As Hubert mentioned I have pretty much stopped collecting awards now,but I just could not pass this one up,especially for the price it was going for. I also have to extend a big thank you to Norm F for the lead on this one. Cheers,Martin.
  21. Just picked this on up. A zinc award of two piece construction but the globe is adhered to the badge and not riveted. Right now the maker is unknown but certain features of the reverse hardware suggest that this badge may be a product of Wilhelm Deumer ? Anyway,it's the only example we know of to date. Cheers,Martin.
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    1914 Trio

    You could get a replacement? Try the Worcestershire Medal Co. Cheers,Martin.
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    1914 Trio

    It looks like there was a Mons Bar attached to the ribbon of the Star in the first set you posted Jim. Pity it's missing. Cheers,Martin.
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    cased uboat clasp

    Very nice indeed.Boxed examples are hard to find Cheers,Martin.