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Hey all,

Recently I came into the possession of two cases of badges. I need some information about them, if possible. Firstly: Are all these WW1 or earlier? Are there any post-war examples mixed in? Secondly: What is the value of these? Are any of them particularly rare or desirable?

If you need close-ups or more photos please ask and I will take them and post them. Thank you for your help!

 

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3 hours ago, ANZAC_Andy said:

Hey all,

Recently I came into the possession of two cases of badges. I need some information about them, if possible. Firstly: Are all these WW1 or earlier? Are there any post-war examples mixed in? Secondly: What is the value of these? Are any of them particularly rare or desirable?

If you need close-ups or more photos please ask and I will take them and post them. Thank you for your help!

 

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To get clear answers you should ideally post photos of each different badge and then identifications can be detailed and precise with no confusion.  Failing that number or letter each badge visually so that thru can be referred to with clarity.  An initial look over suggests that all appear to be circa WW1 but that should be verified individually as suggested.  It’s certainly a fine collection and, with provenance, the rarity (numbers wise) of NZ badges from circa WW1 would fetch a premium in a specialist militaria auction.

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There are a few WW2 period ones at at least 3 post 1952 "Queen's" Crown badges ie, Dental Corps, Kia Pono Tuno and the one with Canada and Moose head on it.

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Here are photos of the backs.

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If possible would someone point me to a resource where I may identify what these pins are so I may research them? Thank you

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Number 16 and 20 are post 1952, Queen's crown badges & 23 is a WW2 period badge and I think 14 probably is as well.

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17 hours ago, ANZAC_Andy said:

Here are photos of the backs.

If possible would someone point me to a resource where I may identify what these pins are so I may research them? Thank you

The only book that I know of (and a seminal work, albeit with some errors) is Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-18 By Reginald H. W. Cox. 

You will find knowledgeable collectors of all Commonwealth insignia here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/

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The Canadian Infantry Corps cap badge is 2WW, the Royal Canadian Army Cadet cap badge above & to left of this badge is also 1950's period. 

Below those the Calgary Highlanders cap badge is also 2WW 1950's period.

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3 hours ago, RNCVR said:

The Canadian Infantry Corps cap badge is 2WW, the Royal Canadian Army Cadet cap badge above & to left of this badge is also 1950's period. 

Below those the Calgary Highlanders cap badge is also 2WW 1950's period.

I must confess that I didn’t trouble to look at any of them properly given their randomly scattered layout Bryan.  I had hoped that the OP would take the trouble to photograph them individually if he wanted the information. 

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Frogsmile,

If I may, I did go back and number them as you requested. I also kept them in the same configuration as numbered, with detailed closeups of their fronts and backs. There are 36 badges here. A picture of each one both front and back would be over 72 photographs. Please understand why I do not want to upload over 80 photographs to this thread. I thank you for your help.

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2 hours ago, ANZAC_Andy said:

Frogsmile,

If I may, I did go back and number them as you requested. I also kept them in the same configuration as numbered, with detailed closeups of their fronts and backs. There are 36 badges here. A picture of each one both front and back would be over 72 photographs. Please understand why I do not want to upload over 80 photographs to this thread. I thank you for your help.

To be fair I think that I have given you quite a bit of help, including pointing you at both, the only published book that attempts to cover all Commonwealth badges, and the website devoted to Commonwealth insignia that is generally accepted as the font of knowledge concerning that subject.  That seems reasonably generous, given that this is a website devoted specifically to the Great War, 1914-1918.  
Posting a decent photo of a badge so that it may be meaningfully examined is an act of but seconds, I do it several times most days in order to help others.  In your case you’d be doing it to help yourself and you need not post them all at once, but perhaps say, e.g. 8 or so each day, and it’s not necessary to see both sides to identify them.  You seem to not want to take the trouble to do that and yet deem it fine that others take the trouble to squint at your minuscule photos.  It’s your call.

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