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#207626 10/30/2007 05:18 AM
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Paul,

Congratulations and well deserved. Thanks for a great thread.

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thanks Mikee BAZ et al APPRECIATE the kind words great to share this with the collector community.

PAUL

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Rare CRTD HAT BADGE. CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS TRAINING DEPOT. This unit trained and posted out recruits as required to the 14 railway companies.

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#207629 11/06/2007 03:00 PM
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CEF BADGES TO THE CMR DEPOT CANADIAN MOUNTED RIFLES. THEY TRAINED AND VETTED OUT REPLACEMENTS TO THE 4 BATTALIONS IN THE FIELD.

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#207630 11/07/2007 07:31 AM
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CEF HAT BADGE and COLLARS TO THE 13TH CRT CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS. THE USE OF RAILWAYS WIDE AND NARROW GUAGE WAS ALL IMPORTANT DURING THE CONFLICT and CANADA WHO HAD JUST FINISHED THE TRANS CONTINENTAL LINE WAS FLUSH WITH EXPERTS WHO BECAME RENOWN THROUGHOUT THE FRENCH BELGIUM SECTORS FOR THEIR WORK.

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#207631 11/09/2007 03:43 AM
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CEF 5TH CRT CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS set.

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#207632 11/10/2007 01:57 AM
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CEF BADGES OF THE 10TH CRT CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS

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#207633 11/10/2007 08:50 PM
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CEF 12CRT 12TH CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS

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#207634 11/11/2007 01:17 AM
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11CRT,11TH CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS hat badge set

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#207635 11/15/2007 04:44 AM
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CEF 3RD CRT CANADIAN RAILWAY TROOPS OVERLAY BADGE PROBABLY WORN BY OFFICERS ONLY

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#207636 11/20/2007 05:11 AM
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CEF 50TH BATTN CALGARY ALBERTA served in France and Flanders

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#207637 11/20/2007 05:16 AM
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SOLID STERLING SILVER HAT BADGE MADE BY THE FAMED GOLDSMITH@SILVERSMITH firm of LONDON attributed to their PIPE MAJOR

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#207638 11/20/2007 08:15 AM
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CEF THE 1ST BATTN WESTERN ONTARIO WAS THE FIRST NUMBERED BATTN OF THE 260 FORMED

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#207639 11/21/2007 08:58 PM
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ANOTHER SET OF VARIATION 1ST BATTALION INSIGNIA
there where many!

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#207640 11/23/2007 05:21 AM
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INTERESTING REAL UNPUBLISHED PHOTO of GENERAL CURRIE presenting the MM military medal for Bravery in the Field to a group of Canadian soldiers in France 1917. The soldier second to the right of CURRIE is SGT PERCY GARDNER whose medals and other memorabilia I now own

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#207641 11/24/2007 09:14 PM
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and yet a third variation of the 1ST BATTN CEF.

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#207642 11/30/2007 09:57 PM
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CEF 2ND BATTN EASTERN ONTARIO THE SECOND NUMBERED UNIT TO BE FORMED AND SENT TO VALCARTIER.

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#207643 12/03/2007 02:21 AM
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CEF A VARIATION SET OF THE 2ND BATTALION BADGES

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#207644 12/03/2007 07:22 PM
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CEF 3RD BATTN TORONTO ONTARIO, THIS IS WHAT IS CLASSISFIED AS A SUPERIOR STRIKE AND ATTRIUTED TO WEAR BY OFFICERS.

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#207645 12/04/2007 05:27 AM
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AN EXTREMELY RARE OVERLAY PATTERN TO THE 3RD BATTN PROBABLY ONLY 4 OR 5 KNOWN YOU COULD BUY A POSTAL PROTECTION DAGGER WITH THIS ONE. One of a series of overlay patterns not accepted but made in low numbers on reiche leafs all very valuable.

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#207646 12/04/2007 02:50 PM
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I need some help Iding a cap badge from an ebay listing #110198711786.The 2 collars are in my Charlton guides but not the cap badge.What guides would you reccommend for pre WW1 + post WW1 militia badges.
Thanks

#207647 12/04/2007 07:05 PM
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Hi the cap badge is real as it is widely reproduced would be worth about 150.00 as a generic police badge. There is no definitive price guide out there for any Canadian insigina and most is on an upward spiral right now anyhow

PAUL

#207648 12/10/2007 04:24 AM
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CEF 4TH BATTN CENTRAL ONTARIO.OVERLAY ON A RARE REICHE LEAF. THIS UNIT WAS COMMANDED BY COLONEL R.H. LABATT yes of the brewery family from Toronto

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#207649 12/12/2007 06:15 PM
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CEF 108 A VARIATION OF THE PREVIOUSLY SHOWN SELKIRIK BANTAMS HAT BADGE

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#207650 12/12/2007 06:16 PM
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CEF 201ST BATTALION TORONTO LIGHT INFANTRY

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#207651 12/12/2007 10:32 PM
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CEF 128TH BATTN MOOSEJAW SASKATCHEWAN

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#207652 12/12/2007 10:34 PM
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CEF 111TH BATTN SOUTH WATERLOO GALT ONTARIO

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#207653 12/12/2007 10:35 PM
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CEF 146TH BATTN KINGSTON ONTARIO

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#207654 12/12/2007 10:36 PM
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CEF 134TH BATTN 48TH HIGHLANDERS TORONTO ONTARIO

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#207655 12/12/2007 10:38 PM
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CEF 115TH BATTN ST JOHNS NEW BRUNSWICK

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#207656 12/12/2007 10:40 PM
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CEF 36TH BATTN HAMILTON ONTARIO ONE OF THE LOW NUMBERS BROKEN UP FOR REINFORCEMENTS 3RD RESERVE BATTN

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#207657 12/12/2007 10:43 PM
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CEF UNITED FARMERS OF ALBERTA MOUNTED INFANTRY COMPANY. A REAL RARITY AND A REAL ODD BALL UNIT OF THE PERIOD. PART OF A POLITICAL MOVIMENT BY FARMERS AND TIED TO THE LEGION OF FRONTIERSMEN WAS BROKEN UP INTO THE 210TH BATT BEFORE GOING OVERSEAS

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#207658 12/13/2007 01:03 AM
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Absoluetly awesome thread and fantastic collection Paul. Unbelievable!!!!


"And I will show you where the Iron Crosses grow"
-Cross of Iron
#207659 12/13/2007 01:15 AM
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Hey and you have a damm fine CAR Big Grin

#207660 12/13/2007 02:56 AM
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Hey Paul Bear
Outstanding! Unbelievable! Thanks for sharing that.

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my pleasure Dave any cities provinces you wish to see ?

PAUL

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CEF OFFICER 4TH BATTN VARIATION SET

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#207663 12/18/2007 05:47 AM
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YET ANOTHER OFFICER 4TH BATTN VARIATION SET

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#207664 12/19/2007 06:18 AM
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CEF 5TH WESTERN CAVALRY FORMED ON THE PRAIRIE PROVINCES BUT SERVED WITH DISTINCTION AS INFANTRY IN THE TRENCHES.

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CEF THE 6TH BATTN WAS IMMEDIATELY DISBANDED IN CANADA AND REFORMED AS THE FORT GARRY HORSE CAVALRY USING THEIR ORIGINAL BADGE THE FORT GARRY GATE WITHOUT THE LEAF.

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