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Canadian Boer War Cap Badges 6 years 10 months ago #42056

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Good Evening Everyone......

This is a list that I made up myself from badges that I have actually seen, handled and measured......

I do not have them all, only 4 but am looking for the others..... You can see from the photos that two of them have been blackened and one that has the lower lug missing and there were small holes drilled into it so it could be fastened with thread......

TYPE ONE - OFFICERS SILVER - STAMPED - FLAT LUGS - NORTH SOUTH - 2.5 Inches x 2.25 Inches

TYPE ONE (A) - OFFICERS SILVER - CUSTOME MADE - FLAT LUGS - NORTH SOUTH - CROSS ON CROWN AND LETTERS IN CANADA, GOLD - 2.43 Inches x 2.2 Inches (Upper left corner)

TYPE TWO - THIN STAMPED - FLAT LUGS - NORTH SOUTH - 2.62 Inches x 2.2 Inches (Upper right corner)

TYPE TWO (A) - THIN STAMPED - FLAT LUGS - EAST WEST

TYPE TWO ( B ) - THIN STAMPED - REGULAR LUGS - EAST WEST

TYPE THREE - THICK STAMPED - REGULAR LUGS - NORTH SOUTH - 2.3 Inches x 2.1 Inches (Lower left corner)

TYPE THREE (A) - THICK STAMPED - REGULAR LUGS - EAST WEST - 2.2 Inches x 2.1 Inches

TYPE FOUR - THIN STAMPED - SLIDER FASTENER - 2.3 Inches x 2.1 Inches

TYPE FIVE - THIN STAMPED - PIN FASTENER - 2.7 Inches x 2.3 Inches (Lower right corner)

TYPE FIVE (A) - THIN STAMPED - PIN FASTENER - SOLD IN TORONTO AS A WELCOME HOME ITEM - 3 Inches x 3 Inches

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Canadian Boer War Cap Badges 6 years 10 months ago #42057

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P.S. I forgot to add that there is an urban legend that if the bottom stem of the maple leaf is broken off then the wearer is a Mason..... I have yet to find any proof of this........

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Canadian Boer War Cap Badges 6 years 10 months ago #42060

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Hi Mike,
I have a very small collection ( assemblage ? ) of Canadian badges . If I see what I think is a 'nice 'badge , I tend to keep it. Canadian badge turn up in SA from time to time. I have yet to find anyone locally who will admit to being a mainline collector of Canadian badges although generalist packrats , like myself , will have a few.
So it is with interest that I read your post as I have a Victorian Canadian badge and it is missing its stem, so if legend is to be believed ( and I like the story ) , it belonged to a Mason. It is about 2,5 inches tall ( we went metric in the 1960s , so it is fortunate that I still have a pre-metric ruler ) . Maybe you can tell me a bit more about the badge.
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Good Morning Mike......

The badge that you have is the Type Two that I have listed below and is the first type made for general issue......

Here are a few more Canadian badges that I have posted before in this forum......

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-b...0-strathcona-s-horse

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-b...1-strathcona-s-horse

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-b...s-of-canada?start=12

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-b...african-constabulary

Just to mention a few.......

If you go through this section of the forum you will see a lot of fantastic badges......

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Hi Mike,
I agree, generally the Canadian badges are well designed and well made.
I have had this Victorian pouch badge ( I assume so from the screw fittings ) for some while and it is definitely the 'best ' Canadian item in my collection. Long ago someone decided to add a slider, which maybe I should have removed. It must have been added for some utilitarian purpose.
There is something about the North West Mounted Police that has a universal appeal.
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Good Morning Mike......

All I can say is that it is a shame that the slider was put on.......

Have enlarged your pictures......

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