molders Registered User
#76

It went for a lot in the end alright. I've seen other RDF non-attributable silver match holders go for in the range of £60-100, but I think this one with the 1916 connection etc was a special one. Grant was present at some historic events!

kabakuyu Registered User
#77

molders said:
I presume that most RDF collectors seen the 10th Btn silver match box holder that was for sale recently but in case you didn't check out the original owners story;

http://www.grantonline.com/grant-family-individuals/grant-charles-1881/CW-Grant.htm

Its a story that has it all; A DMP interest, Dublin OTC, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1916 Rising, Battle of the Somme, Burning of the Custom House etc!



Not a bad account and its always good for balance to get a perspective from a Southern Unionist.Alot has been written about Northern Unionists but Dublin at the time had a large influential Unionist ascendancy population whose story seems to have disappeared.Their political and social decline would make for interesting reading.

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phaethon Registered User
#78

I saw that box too and I wanted to get it.... after my last offer 75 GBP was overbid in minutes by more then one user, I gave up. I knew this one will go mad money in the end - money what I do not have to spend at the moment.

At least I am very pleased with my match box, what I obtained locally from Dublin. Because there is Emperess of India Crown, this can be made in there.



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#79

i haven't seen these type badges put up yet they are RDF busby badges . one is the officers and the other brass one is other ranks. sorry the pic are not that great. the bear skin is not mine.

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phaethon Registered User
#80

Just amazing! Its one of the nicest RDF insignia what I have seen!

Thanks for posting!

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#81

i got a couple of better photos of the above badge.

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phaethon Registered User
#82

Its amazing officer's busby badge!!!!

My today's arrivals can't even get close but still nice...

1911 and 1918 Gale and Polden Ltd. cleaned Royal Dublin Fusiliers postcards.



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phaethon Registered User
#83

and the second one



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phaethon Registered User
#84

RDF silk piece. Amazing quality and condition!

phaethon Registered User
#85

Here is my today's pick up. "trench art" but it is kind a nice piece to have next to official items - makes soldier's look more "personal" and "alive".



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phaethon Registered User
#86

Here is one nice photo from 1st Battalion band. Looks like one of the guys worn tiger skin. Any explanations? Maybe because 1st Bn. was awarded the "Royal Tiger" on the 1791? - I found an answer of British Army tradition of drummers Leopard skin already. Something new learned today again!

http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/traditions/regimentaldress/skins.htm

Also does any of you has more info about the Coat of Arms on the front drum?

Is there some reference as well of the sleeve badge what some of they have?

Kind Regards,

Timo aka Phaethon


phaethon Registered User
#87

My today's arrival from the Tribes!

Glengarry badge, post 1881 model to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers all the battalions.
Lugs are replaced (this badge had been up before, who saw, recognise it)





And here is my current temporary RDF insignia display (- buttons, what are on the other case) - moves slowely in the right direction.

johnny_doyle Registered User
#88

phaethon said:
Here is one nice photo from 1st Battalion band. Looks like one of the guys worn tiger skin. Any explanations? Maybe because 1st Bn. was awarded the "Royal Tiger" on the 1791? - I found an answer of British Army tradition of drummers Leopard skin already. Something new learned today again!

http://www.calgaryhighlanders.com/traditions/regimentaldress/skins.htm

Also does any of you has more info about the Coat of Arms on the front drum?

Is there some reference as well of the sleeve badge what some of they have?

Kind Regards,

Timo aka Phaethon






strange bit of editing out of the guy at the back by the doors.

The chevrons on the lower left sleeve of the guys tunics are good conduct stripes. Can't make out enough to work out what the badges on their right arms are but presume they are music trade badges?

phaethon Registered User
#89

One of "top five" buttons, what I have so far

102 Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) large button. After 1881 they became a 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

I really like "Plassey" on it! Button made by Jennens & Co, London.

phaethon Registered User
#90

two photos...

5th Extra Reserve Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers soldiers around first part of the WW1.




Royal Dublin Fusiliers soldier.

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