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#207706 10/23/2008 07:14 PM
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CEF 47TH BATTN BRITISH COLUMBIA SERVED IN FRANCE WITH THE 4TH DIV.FIRST OF THREE SETS OF BADGE VARIATIONS TO THIS UNIT

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2ND VARIATION SET NOTE LEAF

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#207708 10/23/2008 07:16 PM
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THIRD VARIATION WITH MOTTO BANNER POSSIBLE POST WAR BUT NOT CONFIMED THOUGHT TO BE OFFICER ONLY VERSION

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#207709 10/30/2008 05:59 PM
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CEF 2ND BATTN EASTERN ONTARIO HIGH QUALITY OFFICER SILVER ENAMELLED SET MADE BY GOLDSMITH AND SILVERSMITH IN ENGLAND

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#207710 10/31/2008 12:17 AM
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Paul .... What beautiful and amazingly detailed pins, insignia and related CEF militaria! It keeps even getting better and better. You never cease to astound us with the depth of your collection! Keep it going! Best, Dave/dblmed


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#207711 01/23/2009 02:54 AM
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A set to the 230th batt high number enlisted in quebec as infantry and was redesignated into the forestry.

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#207712 02/08/2009 06:54 AM
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Here is a very interesting and rare survivor of CANADIAN WW1 internment history. This turned up out of a small estate group and was saved only due to his promotion to corporal. As many will know Canada has gone to great effort in order to hide the fact we had gulags for foreigners during WW1 and very little has ever survived to show they existed . enjoy

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#207713 02/08/2009 03:08 PM
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Paul:

Even the second world war internment camps are under reported. In fact, some of what went on is a shame on both the US and Canada.

It is politically correct to point out some culture's and some countries' shameful acts, but never to point out your own.

If you hide it, you don't acknowledge and learn from it.

John


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#207714 06/24/2009 04:38 AM
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one of my newer buys is what we call an interm badge to the 9th battalion cef formed in Edmonton and Ottawa.All badges to the 9th are considered rare due to the fact the unit was disbanded into the 9th reserve the same day the badges where to be issued.The so called interm badges where always unit numbers affixed to a general issue maple leaf hat badge.

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#207715 09/17/2009 03:40 AM
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a very rare and odd shoulder badge to the 44th battn CAMERON HIGHLANDERS from WINNIPEG MANITOBA.Made from a standard collar with the addition of the CANADA BAR

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At the start of 1914 several communities and provinces established home guard units mostly unofficial. Some of these units where even badged and all are very rare today. Here is an example of a shoulder to the ALBERTA HOME GUARD the only know badge to this unit.

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#207717 01/08/2010 08:44 PM
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a very rare and odd shoulder badge to the 44th battn CAMERON HIGHLANDERS from WINNIPEG MANITOBA.Made from a standard collar with the addition of the CANADA BAR
....I have a 1915 photo of the 44th at Sewell camp, and an old press photo of their memorial at The Pimple, unfortunately now in ruin: http://www.harrypalmergallery....lwarvimy/pimple.html They were decimated more than once, including half their men wounded & killed in one day at The Green Crassier, a slag heap near Lens.

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#207718 01/08/2010 08:49 PM
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I've picked up a cap badge to another Manitoba battalion, the 184th, and don't see it here yet. I believe they were split up to reinforce other units on arriving in England, never fighting as the 184th.

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#207719 01/18/2010 09:11 PM
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Paul, did the Canadian Corps Gas Services have its' own badge? I used to own a Memorial Cross to a fellow of the CGSC who was killed at the Hindenburg Line in September 1918. I haven't been able to find out much about this unit.

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there is no known gas corps as such in the CANADIAN orbat. Your shoulder badge is for the service corps.
Bob the 184 th was broken up in England

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here is a set of badges to the 184th HQ WINNIPEG and raised in southern Manitoba and absorbed into the 11th reserve Battn in England.

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#207722 03/20/2010 01:53 PM
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more badges to the 184th to include sweetheart pins and shoulder badges

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#207723 03/21/2010 01:14 PM
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Paul:

Very nice. I like your Canadian historica.

Are you going to the Calgary show coming up in a week?

John


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#207724 05/03/2010 07:33 PM
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two new and extremely rare hat badges . one to the Quebec forestry company the other to the New Brunswick forestry company both very small units

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#207725 05/03/2010 08:41 PM
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Hi Paul picked up a whole bunch of WW1 insignia on weekend....very nice Number 2 battalion Special Service CEF served in White Russia/Siberia during revolution...only guide on value is from 70s and lists at $200...do you have any idea of price Paul? picked up photo album to RFC Canadian served with Lord Strathcona Horse, nice picks of them disembarking for Europe....thanks, Ryan

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one of the rarest of the CEF corps badges the NEW BRUNSWICK MACHINE GUN DRAFT. IT is thought there where less than 50 recruited for this draft

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Hi Paul, I am relatively new to this board but I REALLY felt the need to add my two cents. WONDERFUL job. I love to find collections of small items. There are so many different types and sub-types of pins(etc) that it makes collecting possible for the small,working-man, collector like myself to be able to play with the big boys(unless the price tag in the above photo is a indicative of what these pins go for rather than an exception to normal prices(lol). Thank you for showing your collection. As an aside, I would like to comment on the cabinets you have on the first page of photos. They look like Printers cabinets-Work great as do dentist cabinets(I have them all over my house- full & half full of different "treasures". Again--THANKS for sharing. You have my blood boiling and I may now have to out into collecting land and buy something. Peace, mark

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yes printer cabinets and one old Dental very hard to find up here but well worth it for this hobby. Thanks for the comments

PAUL

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JUST GOT BACK FROM A BIG AUCTION IN Winnipeg AND ACQUIRED WHAT IS PROBABLY THE MOST RARE BADGE OF THE CEF. this IS THE FULL SIZE YUKON MOTOR MACHINE GUN BRIGADE HAT BADGE ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN

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Congratulation, Paul.

That is a great acquisition.

John


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Congrats Paul, beautiful acquisition!

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Paul,

That's nice! Congratulations and thanks for always taking the time to post your finds!

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THANKS ALL please note the nugget in the gold pan is a real gold nugget

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Originally Posted By: paulbear
THANKS ALL please note the nugget in the gold pan is a real gold nugget


MAGNIFICENT!

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HERE IS THE FULL SIZE BADGE ALONGSIDE A COLLAR WHICH WAS RECENTLY SOLD IN ENGLAND BY BOSLYS FOR OVER 8,000 USD. THE BUYER WAS NOT PLEASED WHEN HE FOUND OUT IS WAS ONLY A COLLAR

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A NICE STERLING AND ENAMEL SWEETHEART PIN OF THE PPCLI PRINCESS PATRICIA'S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY WW1

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here is a couple of the numbered artillery badges used in CANADA only and where never officially authorized.

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HERE IS A SINGLE COLLAR TO THE 215TH BATTN BRADFORD ONTARIO. THE CO at mobilization was L/COL COCKSHUTT OF TRACTOR FAME and this collar is his family crest. THIS is one of a set made specially for him and no there are no others known to exist.

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Paul,

Always good to see your new finds. Thanks

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Very nice, Paul.

Congratualtions.

John


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here is a stunning officer hat badge to the 116th battn Uxbridge Ontario, ONE I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BUY FOR YEARS

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Nice Paul, funny enough I was in Uxbridge last weekend cheers, Ryan

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HERE IS SOME NICE officer hat badges and sweethearts pins etc to the 184th battn Manitoba

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here are three Scottish WW1 sporran type sweetheart pins very collectable on their own

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Paul,

Your collection is incredible. Thank you much for sharing with us.

Regards,
Dave

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