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My 2 new USA rings #325483
01/05/17 10:58 PM
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So I've got some better pictures here of my 2 new USA pieces- first a nice "mercury head" ring that reads "Oran 1944" on one shank and "Africa" on the other. Band is broken on one side, but otherwise a nice piece-- second is my 3rd CBI ring... very nice silver washed brass ring with a lot of the silver still remaining- also with the R.G. stamp on the inside, which, like my star of India piece, I identify ownership to a British soldier (RG= King George IMHO)... nice engraving of the Taj Mahal on the cartouche, "India" and "1944" on the other. Both rings approx USA men's size 9.5. Killer late war rings IMHO, thought you all might like to see em!

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Re: My 2 new USA rings [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)] #325486
01/06/17 01:39 AM
01/06/17 01:39 AM
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I almost outbid you on the India ring !

Nice additions , thanks for posting them

Re: My 2 new USA rings [Re: The_Collector] #325491
01/06/17 08:29 AM
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Hi collector!
I see you are posting from New Zealand- I'd like to ask about the "R.G"- ever see this on a New Zealand vets ring? I know they were in Africa with the long range desert group and more- quite heavily invested in the North African /Mediterranean.... my thought is it's "King George" in latin, I've seen with other British rings... could Australia or New Zealand troops have a ring with the same mark? (although prob not this one- I'm not sure that New Zealand troops were in India.)
Yes it's a great ring- I'm glad you didn't outbid me! I had a suspicion that there was a good amount of silver left on it despite the poor pictures.... it's a great design....
a final point- as with my other "RG" marked piece- I was asked about the scraped out inside... this is interesting-- so it's an odd, deep, intentional carving vertically into the rings interior. If you note the "top down" pic - you can see how intense that scraping is.... IMHO here's why: it makes it slide on and off super easily, and believe it or not- makes a very comfortable fit! Ok- so why? (No idea, physics are involved here- but I think guns and/or bullets have grooves too sometimes...) and the air/space inside sort of helps it breathe and provide extra room when your finger swells and contracts. Thanks for the reply collector!
Byz

Re: My 2 new USA rings [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)] #325703
01/11/17 10:55 PM
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Nice rings, Mike! I almost bid on them myself, but glad you got them. The CBI ring is pretty cool!

Re: My 2 new USA rings [Re: Mike (aka Byzanti)] #325704
01/12/17 01:18 AM
01/12/17 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mike (aka Byzanti)
Hi collector!
I see you are posting from New Zealand- I'd like to ask about the "R.G"- ever see this on a New Zealand vets ring? I know they were in Africa with the long range desert group and more- quite heavily invested in the North African /Mediterranean.... my thought is it's "King George" in latin, I've seen with other British rings... could Australia or New Zealand troops have a ring with the same mark? (although prob not this one- I'm not sure that New Zealand troops were in India.)
Yes it's a great ring- I'm glad you didn't outbid me! I had a suspicion that there was a good amount of silver left on it despite the poor pictures.... it's a great design....
a final point- as with my other "RG" marked piece- I was asked about the scraped out inside... this is interesting-- so it's an odd, deep, intentional carving vertically into the rings interior. If you note the "top down" pic - you can see how intense that scraping is.... IMHO here's why: it makes it slide on and off super easily, and believe it or not- makes a very comfortable fit! Ok- so why? (No idea, physics are involved here- but I think guns and/or bullets have grooves too sometimes...) and the air/space inside sort of helps it breathe and provide extra room when your finger swells and contracts. Thanks for the reply collector!
Byz


All good , I travel between NZ and AU regularly , I've never seen R.G on any ring come to think about it , fascination info regarding the grooves .

Re: My 2 new USA rings [Re: The_Collector] #325727
01/13/17 11:15 PM
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Very cool!


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