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Another nice one for your colection Jerry, and thanks for showing.

 

No idea if one can call that one a card or photo card, maybe a postcard sized officer photo.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

Hi E-J.

 

the reverse is of post card format.  It was common to have photo's taken and placed on postcards to send home to loved ones, though often they seem to have been placed inside letters as many are unused, though also I assume they had more than a few printed.

 

A shame he will remain an unknown soldier.

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Hi E-J.

 

the reverse is of post card format.  It was common to have photo's taken and placed on postcards

 

Hi Jerry,

 

Yes I do know that, I have such backsides for photos in my own collection.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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A group photo post card fo members of the 10th (battalion) Royal Welch Fusiliers, the reverse is the standard postcard type with no writing on it.

 

A number of interesting points about this image, first they appear to have changed the spelling of Welsh with a S to Welch with a C, though for this period it should be the former. 

 

Second, one of them has a cap badge for the South Wales Borderers. 

 

Third, many of them have a disc in place of the RWF cap badge which it is known was done during heavy periods of enlistment early during the war when more troops joined up than could be supplied with insignia, uniforms, equipment etc... The use of discs with the regimental letters or similar is known to have been done during this period and are very rare to find.  A friend has one in his collection for one of the Welsh Regiment battalions.

 

 

 

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Temp cap badge for the Welsh regiment

 

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Hi Jerry,

 

Without the information it would just have been another photo.

 

What an interesting photo it becomes with your fine description my friend.

 

So much information that is shown on that photo and discovered / researched by you.

 

Thanks for showing and the write-up.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Hi Jerry,

 

Without the information it would just have been another photo.

 

What an interesting photo it becomes with your fine description my friend.

 

So much information that is shown on that photo and discovered / researched by you.

 

Thanks for showing and the write-up.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

 

Thanks E-J.

 

According to other people, 10th RWF were formed from many members of 6th Bn South Wales Borderers and it was they who wore the white disc as a badge during this period.

 

10 RWF and 6 SWB were raised at their respective depot towns and then met up as part of the same Brigade (76th) and Division (25th) at Codford St Mary in October 1914.

The 6th SWB were to be the Divisional Pioneer battalion and were initially larger in strength so that surplus men were passed to 10 RWF.

The two battalions then served together in the same Brigade and Division until the SWB battalion was move to the 30th Division as its Pioneer battalion on 2nd July 1918. Until that date 10 RWF and 6 SWB served together throughout the war, albeit that as pioneers, the SWB battalion was for the most part differently employed.

 

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Hi Jerry,

 

Thank you for the extra information.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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3 examples of the fabric cards.  Inside one was a smaller greeting guard.

 

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Quite  a few additions I had not posted here yet.  Many of these are quite rare images so I have watermarked them and I am not showing large scale scans of them as image theft is becoming increasingly common these days.  Some in the 2nd group of images have the same people in them and show them in uniform and in civvies.  These latter images all came from a single photo album that had been split before they were sold to me.

 

A group of 5 for the Monmouth regiment (TF) from their annual camp probably circa 1908-1914

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A mixture of pc's mostly to the welsh regiment, the mons regiment, the Brecknocks Bn of the SWB, also the SWB

 

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Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a good image with trench cap and metal RWF shoulder titles.

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Welsh Guards with cloth WG title and numeral 1 for 1st Bn, a very rare image and he must have been a member of the bn involved in transport.

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Hi Jerry,

 

Some nice images you are showing us again.

 

Thanks.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Great photo's Jerry.

 

And yes,watermark all of the photo's you post from your collection.

 

I have been doing it for a couple of years now,although i may have missed a couple here and there.

 

Cheers,Martin.

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Great photo's Jerry.

 

And yes,watermark all of the photo's you post from your collection.

 

I have been doing it for a couple of years now,although i may have missed a couple here and there.

 

Cheers,Martin.

 

Thanks Martin,

 

I don't like watermarking and like you I don't always do it, but with some of these rarer images I think it has to be done, though I don't mind if people want copies for their own use, it is the fact that other people have had copies of their photos sold on ebay and I don't want that to happen.  Those with uncommonly seen insignia etc are worth protecting though I quite often email high res scans when asked.  Among those to the Mons at camp shown above which in their own right are quite rare include some very uncommmonly seen Army Scout arm badges in one of them and the wealth of detail they show including the by then obsolete and very short lived1903 pattern water bottle with the wide mouth etc......#

 

Army Scout arm badge

 

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1903 wide mouthed pattern waater bottle

 

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A sergeant of the royal Welsh fusiliers circa mid Great war from the cap.

 

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Pembroke Yeomanry, another uncommonly seen unit in WWI period postcards.

 

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The badge would have been of this design, though in bi metal rather than the AA out of which this example is made.

 

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Great photo Jerry.

 

I would imagine quite rare ?

 

Regards,Martin.

 

 

I think so Martin, the Pembs Yeo were not a big unit and only a small part were used as Yeomanry In Egypt as part of the Camel Coprs before most of them either got reroled as infantry or cyclists whilst the remainder were disbanded or just served at home.

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I collect a few humorous Christmas cards like the one below,but  I have noticed they are now creeping up in price.

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I collect a few humorous Christmas cards like the one below,but  I have noticed they are now creeping up in price.

 

 

A nice card and as you mention these are going up in price, especially on ebay or dealers.  Found locally they tend to be a lot cheaper.

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Allright here is my 2 British postcards .. None of them has been used and I keep them in a glass frame, so cant show the back-side but they are ww2 date.. :)

 

 

 

 

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Here you go Peter.

 

Nice cards BTW.

 

Regards,Martin.

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