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I thought a thread on these might be useful and if anyone has any to share please add them.  A lot of these came from Tom in some trades.

 

Here are some of mine, in no particular order

 

Buffs osd 

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Buffs or's, sweetheart conversion

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Sherwood Foresters or's

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Unknown bullion grenade collar

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RASC collars

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Royal Dublin Fusiliers

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Royal Scots

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Unknown POW feathers collar

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And some more, again these came from Tom.

 

ASC osd

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Cheshire regiment

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Duke of Cornwall's light infantry

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Fusilier grenade

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Fusilier grenade

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Royal marines artillery grenade

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Royal anglian regiment staybrite

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And some more, again from Tom.

 

A&SH

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Border regiment 1895 to 1906

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Buffs or's earlier version

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two more for D Of C's LI

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Kings own royal regiment

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North staffs pre 1902

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S. Lancs sweetheart conversion

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Seaforth highlanders

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I have quite a few for the RWF and the Welch which are in my Welsh badges thread, though I might add them here.  I also have RA and R Signals, R Fusiliers and RWF and Welch on tunics which I might add.

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Those for the Welch regiments in my collection.

 

3 metal OSD sets for the RWF and 1 bullion and silver metal version

 

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A number of sets for the Welch Regiment, who used the dragon pre WWI, then used the POW version until 1953 when they returned to the Dragon. Sets include Bronze OSD versions for officers and white metal for OR's.

 

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OSD collars for the Royal Fusiliers, removed for the photos from their original SD tunic.

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RA OSD collars, as above

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RA OSD collars, as above, from a named SD tunic

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Royal Signals collars, bought to restore to an original and named SD tunic

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Here are two post 1925 Wocestershire Regiment tiltes that came with this grouping from King Edward VI Grammar School,Cadet Corps,Stourbridge.

 

I beleive that the brass "C" titles were also worn on the collar.

 

BTW,please post some items from your WR/WY collection Oli.

 

Regards,Martin.

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A single collar badge for the Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry.OR's in all gm,worn 1901- 1908.

 

Hopefully i can pair this one up in the future ?

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These are the only examples I have. One set is on a WW2 Service Dress jacket and the other a Mess Dress used from the 1930s to the 1950s.

 

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Interestingly the cap badge on my Coloured FS Officer's cap is that of the collar badge, as specified in Regs, if I remember rightly.

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Very nice Oli.  As regards collar badges on caps, that was commonly done as far as I am able to determine.  I have a GS cap for a RE Officer and it has a collar on it.

 

I am trying to work out which would be the correct "collar" for the lapels of a 1930's SWB mess jacket I own.  I recently purchased a copy of "History of the British Army Infantry Collar Badge" by Colin Churchill, which appears to be the book for these types of badges but even that does not make it clear.

 

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I find collar badges and cap badges a real minefield. How can you date them? tell they are restrikes? There are so many variations and materials!

 

Maybe you could try contacting the museum or reg association Jerry?

 

Even some badges which I thought were the same are subtly different. You really have to look carefully at those Worcester Yeomanry badges and read the text!

 

(Actually I was wrong with my last comment in my collar badges post. The 1950s patrol jacket I have also has a set of WR collar badges).

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Collars are a safer bet than cap badges which are a minefield, though I am starting to get my eye in on at least those for some units, others though are a complete unknown to me.  Mind you I took a chance on buying a badge for a regiment that I don't collect on the weekend as it looked good to me and passed muster from others.

 

I might well pay a visit to the regimental museum as I want to visit it anyway.

 

The book I posted does seem pretty comprehensive, though many of the pictures are too dark to see the details.

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Two new aditions of Welsh dragon collars, a miss matched pair of the type most often associated with the Monmouthshire regiment.

 

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Also a group shot of all the Welsh dragon collars, as it gives a good comparison of the variations.

 

 

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Martin i have a few officers which i will post soon now that i have a new camera.

Do not really collect them but the ones i do have are facing pairs.

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Nice set of "Dragons" Jerry .

 

Period wise ,are they in any kind of order of production?

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

Hi Martin,

 

Still working on their chronology and I will update the thread when I have that done.  The top pair are probably 50's, the example in the middle is made by Jennens and they were taken over by Gaunt circa 1924 so he must date to before then.  The bottom pair of the "Mons" type are probably pre WWI and could be for the Welsh Regiment cyclists Bn, or the Mons Regiment.

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Picked up this morning from the PO depot.  A pair of OSD collars for the SWB, also a nearly matching pair of GM collars of the Mons type, though a similar design was used by the cyclists Bn of the Welsh regiment before they used the blackened version and a single OSD collar for the Welsh regiment.

 

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I find collar badges and cap badges a real minefield. How can you date them? tell they are restrikes? There are so many variations and materials!

 

Maybe you could try contacting the museum or reg association Jerry?

 

Even some badges which I thought were the same are subtly different. You really have to look carefully at those Worcester Yeomanry badges and read the text!

 

(Actually I was wrong with my last comment in my collar badges post. The 1950s patrol jacket I have also has a set of WR collar badges).

Ocad hello  :w00t:  Restrikes are vertually non existant and very rare.Fakes,copies and reproductions have flooded the market.

I could not comment to your question on the collar side of it because i do not collect them.

Cap badges though im not bad on.

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Came in the post today, AA collars for the 17th/21st Lancers.

 

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Pair of white metal collars for the Welsh (& Welch) Regiment OR's , worn between 1908 and 1947, though only worn on certain uniforms on special occasions after 1922.  Note these are a missmatched pair with the fixing lugs in two different locations, though they did come as a pair.

 

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I just picked up this pair of RA collar badges.

 

Again,they will be part of a re-framing project i have in regards to my grandad.

 

From the obverse wear pattern and the different reverse set ups we can see that they are not a matching pair.Other differences in the obverse and reverse design suggests that these badges are from different makers.

 

Anyway,for a few quid apeice,a couple of nice collars i think.

 

I am showing a detail from a photo of grandad as a WO1 with this type of collar badge in wear.

 

Regards,Martin.

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