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small collection Australian badges from veteran


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Very happy to add this small collection of Australian badges to my collection, once belonging to Trooper 789 Edward Scott Pillow of the 2nd Light Horse.

Badges include the A Anzac badge , slouch hat badge , mother of pearl sweetheart badge, two collar badges, silver sweetheart badge, returned from active service badge named No 789 Edward Scott Pillow 2nd LH badge number 140017 stokes and sons melb, and one Australia shoulder title.

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very nice indeed, great find

 

regards

 

Bob R.

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A very nice set, especially knowing they all belonged to a particular WW1 Australian soldier, which should certainly also be of interest to our Australian members.

 

Regards,

LF

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One or two from my dads collection circa 1950's

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A few more from his collection, he had more from all the commonwealth countries, but all thats left apart from some Australian, silver Indian police badges are about a 1000 WW1 Canadian cap badges, a few shoulder titles and buttons,

Its a few years since I last unpacked them.

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am I reading this right, 1000 Canadian Cap Badges?, would be interested to see those if you have the time to post

 

regards

 

Bob R.

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7 hours ago, Retlaw said:

A few more from his collection, he had more from all the commonwealth countries, but all thats left apart from some Australian, silver Indian police badges are about a 1000 WW1 Canadian cap badges, a few shoulder titles and buttons,

Its a few years since I last unpacked them.

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Wow a superb collection I would love to see more of it. As time goes by my interest in badges grows there is just so many points of interest about them , not something I went out purposely to collect but they started coming in with groups of medals and with little lots of military items I purchased I expect I have in the region of 200 a modest collection but hope to add to it over the years. A selection of other badges that came in with the Australian collection, the Royal Fusiliers badges belonged to Edwards Brother who was eventually killed in action with the RFC over France. I particularly like the enamelled Board Of Agriculture Womens Branch badge a superb design and an early forerunner to the WLA badges of WW2 believe the womens branch was originally formed in 1917.And a badge I had never seen before The Lake Superior Regiment. 

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Hi beetonboxer

Lovely collection and a great find.

Your silver collar badge could well be the neck badge of an Aussie nurse, any chance of a photo of the reverse???

 

Peter

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10 hours ago, ForeignGong said:

Hi beetonboxer

Lovely collection and a great find.

Your silver collar badge could well be the neck badge of an Aussie nurse, any chance of a photo of the reverse???

 

Peter

Reverse of the badge had makers mark TLM ( Thomas Lynton Mott ) and also marked Sterling.

Tim

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Lake Superior Canadian Cap Badge (may be WW11)although the Regiment fought in WW1

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22 hours ago, robins2 said:

am I reading this right, 1000 Canadian Cap Badges?, would be interested to see those if you have the time to post

 

regards

 

Bob R.

 
 

Just before father died I got the two books he used for reference and enlarged a photo copy of all the pages to full badge size, mounted them on frames, attached the badges with their pins to the right place and photographed them all for him. When he died I invited a dealer to view the lot and make me an offer, not just the Canadiand but all the other stuff as well, he offered me 1500 quid for the lot, I told him to go away wetting his legs, went to library and they had a book on valuations of Canadian cap badges, and it was 20 years out of date, before I'd got 1/4 way thro book 1   I had over 2000 quid So they must be worth a hell of a lot today, before I'd get ripped off I'd rather melt them down so no one cud have them, I'm an awkward bastard like that, when Blair banned fire arms I chopped mine up into little bits and dumped them on the counter at Hutton.

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todays prices in Canada , you will find range from 60GBP upwards for almost any WW1 Canadian badge/ collar, neat way of displaying them

 

regards

 

Bob R.

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19 hours ago, robins2 said:

Lake Superior Canadian Cap Badge (may be WW11)although the Regiment fought in WW1

I don't think they did fight in WW1 as a unit. Broken up and used as re enforcements for others. Like the 10 th CMR and 81st for example.Soldiers may have retained badge in theatre though?

 

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TT

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18 hours ago, robins2 said:

todays prices in Canada , you will find range from 60GBP upwards for almost any WW1 Canadian badge/ collar, neat way of displaying them

 

regards

 

Bob R.

 
 
 

Thanks for that info Bob, I've  added a  few more spares. Some of the Canadian Regiments werre  never up to the recognised 1000 men per battalion, some of them were down to near the 5-600 mark. I suppose that would  make them really expensive, I know when dad was collecting badges just after WW2 he never paid more tha 1/2 a crown for any thing.  I did at one time consider letting one of those firm who specialise in auctioning militaria sell them off but I was warned that soem people have difficulty getting their money out of them,and with the value of this lot, their not spending their holidays in Bermuda on the back of me.

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