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Sandgroper last won the day on July 12 2015

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  • Birthday 08/11/1964

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    Australian colonial, colony militia, Boer war, WW1, WW2 and nsdap political.

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  1. Sandgroper

    Parteiabzeichen collection

    Wow! This is a really nice Rudolf Schanes badge, these sun ray badges are not too common and are a great addition to any collection. Really good badge mate, I like it a lot!
  2. Great collection of hat badges Jerry! I love the rising sun badges, they look terrific.
  3. Sandgroper

    Parteiabzeichen collection

    Unfortunately I don't have a 7, after a 6 my next numbers are 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23, 25, 27, 31, 34, 39, 42, 44, 48, 52, 62, 63, 67, 72, 75, 77, 78, 85, 90, 93, 101, 105, 120, 137, 141, 145, 147, 148, 153, 154, 156, 157, 159 and finally 164. Apart from these I have a few unmarked early badges but it is almost impossible to discover who the original maker of them is. They are quite addictive, I haven't bought any for a while now but I do intend to keep collecting them when I've got a bit of spare cash.
  4. Sandgroper

    Union Jack

    The reason it's upside down is that that was the best way to photograph it, I knew it was upside down when I took the pic, I should have sorted it out to get a decent pic showing the flag the right way up, sorry about that gents!
  5. Sandgroper

    Parteiabzeichen collection

    And this is my lowest numbered badge, an M1/3 by Max Kremhelmer of Munich.
  6. Sandgroper

    Parteiabzeichen collection

    This is my Hensler badge, it's one of my favourites because it is in fantastic condition.
  7. G'day all, I recently picked up this fantastic old Union Jack. It shows signs of age and general wear and tear but it also has loads of character. It is of multi piece construction and although there is no way of knowing how old it is there is no doubt it is an old flag. I think it's terrific and I'm very happy to have it. Cheers, Dave.
  8. That is a very nice slouchie Jerry! I can't remember whether I've asked you or not but I'll have to grab your postal address as I have a few things I'd like to send you which would go nicely with your Aussie slouch hats. As soon as I have a bit of spare cash, the new business has been taking it all at the moment, I'll post these things to you. I should also be able to track down a rising sun badge for your new slouchie, that should finish it off well. It's a great hat mate and is in very nice condition, much better than a lot you see around so you've done well mate!
  9. Sandgroper

    Parteiabzeichen collection

    Great collection Jim, I really like the gold badges.
  10. The slouchie looks great Jerry! A pity about the patch, I would be tempted to remove it myself and have a look underneath, often you can see the outline of where an original colour patch had been. It wouldn't help identify what unit the slouchie originally belonged to but I think it would look better than an added on patch done post war. A bit poor that the original seller has not bothered to contact you back regarding the patch but the hat itself looks nice mate. Glad you found out what the patch represented mate, I couldn't find anything on it! Off to work now at 5am, wonder what the rich people are doing!!
  11. Sandgroper

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    Cheers Ned!
  12. I suppose that's all part of the fun of collecting, learning about these things as we go along. Looking forward to seeing the pics when you get it in hand mate and I will still ask my mates here if they can identify the patch or tell me anything about the hat, they're pretty good with the Aussie gear so we'll see how we go.
  13. It's a nice looking slouchie mate, well done! I've had another look around for that colour patch and I can't find anything, I've found a few with the same colour but not the same shape. The one I've attached here is the closest I can find. I know a couple of blokes here in Perth that may be able to help me, If they can't find it then it doesn't exist, I'll let you know how I get on.
  14. Interesting, The list you have there is about as good as any I can find as well. I've got to head off to bed now but I'll have a bit of a poke around tomorrow and see what else I can find mate.
  15. That price is about right mate. There is a list online somewhere which shows all the WW2 colour patches, you can use it to work out which unit each of these slouchies is from. I'll see if I can find it, if I can I'll post the link here.