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Leather acoutrements 9 years 2 months ago #9810

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How many do you have Iain? :ohmy:

iaindh wrote: My big problem is space. With just badge collecting the walls of my study are filled and were I to expand into the passage........

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Hi Frank,

Close to 500 all told, mostly SA regiments.
I'm targeting certain units at the moment as there are just so many; namely Imperial Light Horse, Natal Carbineers, Natal Mounted Rifles, Durban Light Infantry, Tranvaal Scottish, Umvoti Mounted Rifles and recently Prince Alfred's Guard.

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Good morning Iain,
So with the regts you mention, are you going for South African made Boer War examples or the pre/post war British made ones, or indeed, both?
The Prince Alfreds Guard Mounted Infantry was raised for the war and had a very distinctive slouch hat badge, for example.
Kind regards Frank

iaindh wrote: Hi Frank,

Close to 500 all told, mostly SA regiments.
I'm targeting certain units at the moment as there are just so many; namely Imperial Light Horse, Natal Carbineers, Natal Mounted Rifles, Durban Light Infantry, Tranvaal Scottish, Umvoti Mounted Rifles and recently Prince Alfred's Guard.

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Good afternoon Frank,

basically what ever becomes available as my field isn't restricted to the ABW. I dont have the PAG MI slouch hat badge though. I do have the PAG pouch/Glengarry badge with QVC, Owen's 41 and recently purchased O 42, the helmet plate.
You also have to be careful with ABW "titles"/slouch hat badges as they are relatively easy to reproduce! :(

Obviously the earlier you go, the more scarce they are and consequently appear infrequently.

kind regards, Iain

Frank Kelley wrote: Good morning Iain,
So with the regts you mention, are you going for South African made Boer War examples or the pre/post war British made ones, or indeed, both?
The Prince Alfreds Guard Mounted Infantry was raised for the war and had a very distinctive slouch hat badge, for example.
Kind regards Frank

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Hello Iain,
So do you collect the whole Victorian Period, then the "golden age" and into the Great War then? the South African badges for the Great War are somewhat harder to find than those for the Anglo Boer War, these latter on the face of it appear to be easy to reproduce, however, the fact remains, that to do so, one would need to know two things, just what the exact material was actually used for the original and exactly how it was made, not as easy as it sounds and people have already tried this here, unsuccessfully!
Kind regards Frank

iaindh wrote: Good afternoon Frank,

basically what ever becomes available as my field isn't restricted to the ABW. I dont have the PAG MI slouch hat badge though. I do have the PAG pouch/Glengarry badge with QVC, Owen's 41 and recently purchased O 42, the helmet plate.
You also have to be careful with ABW "titles"/slouch hat badges as they are relatively easy to reproduce! :(

Obviously the earlier you go, the more scarce they are and consequently appear infrequently.

kind regards, Iain

Frank Kelley wrote: Good morning Iain,
So with the regts you mention, are you going for South African made Boer War examples or the pre/post war British made ones, or indeed, both?
The Prince Alfreds Guard Mounted Infantry was raised for the war and had a very distinctive slouch hat badge, for example.
Kind regards Frank

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