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    Collar badges

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:35 pm

    came across these today, really taken with the super fine quality on the 101 collar, wondered what date the 106 would be

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Bill on Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:58 am

    The 106 collars are pre First World War, authorized 1912.

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Bill on Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:04 pm

    Odd, I had another look at these and the beaver is facing opposite to the drawings in the Mazeas reference.

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:07 pm

    thanks Bill for the date, interesting about the beavor, I know in the photo I have them facing away but should be facing each other

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    Post by Bill on Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:18 pm

    Having yet another look at these, the badges you have may be a cap and a collar. Is the WLI badge on the left of your image a little bigger than the one on the right? Mazeas shows the cap badge with the beaver facing the small end of the horn, and the collars with the beaver facing the large end of the horn.

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:20 pm

    Although both beavers are facing different directions they are also both facing the small end of the horn as the horns are facing opposite directions. Makes sense for collars but of course I don't have any references to compare to.

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Bill on Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:44 pm

    Agreed Steve. The Mazeas book has the beaver on the collars facing the large end of the horn. The beaver on the cap badge faces the small end of the horn. Mazeas has errors, and this may be another.

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by ledfut on Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:22 pm

    This WLI collar on ebay has the beaver facing the large end of the horn (just like in the Mazeas book):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canadian-Militia-MM279-106th-Regiment-Winnipeg-Light-Infantry-Collar-Badge-/270867128655?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3f10f0614f

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:32 pm

    will have take some pictures of the backs, what is the Mazeas book please? I did see the one on ebay, I now see what you mean about the Beavor and direction, both the badges are the same, my photo makes them look different sizes as I took the shot through a magnifying glass (was trying that out for the first time) thanks for taking the time to give some feedback, would be great to see some more if anyone has a favourite, am also on the look out for Highlander collars, just have the one 134th at the moment,


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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:21 pm

    ledfut wrote:This WLI collar on ebay has the beaver facing the large end of the horn (just like in the Mazeas book):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canadian-Militia-MM279-106th-Regiment-Winnipeg-Light-Infantry-Collar-Badge-/270867128655?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3f10f0614f

    just regarding the one on ebay, mine also differ as they are solid on the reverse

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Bill on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:45 am

    Thanks for the additional information. They are collars, and they are properly oriented, with the mouth of the horn the beavers facing inwards. Solid back often indicates badges of better quality, made for officers. Any maker mark?

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:29 am

    here are the backs, no maker mark, the 101 is made by Inglis

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Bill on Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:59 am

    Your 106 WLI are officer's collar badges by the looks of them. Nice snag.

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    Re: Collar badges

    Post by Jonhno on Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:47 pm

    thanks Bill,

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