Some more of my CEF collection...

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    ledfut
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    Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by ledfut on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:20 pm

    A few little displays I have put together for some Manitoba Battalions in the CEF:







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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:25 pm

    really nice collection you have, could you show some more detail of the helmet please, have a single WW1 44th medal if you are interested

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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by ledfut on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:25 pm

    Jonhno wrote:really nice collection you have, could you show some more detail of the helmet please, have a single WW1 44th medal if you are interested







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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:45 am

    very nice thanks for the extra pictures

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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by birkie on Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:09 pm

    fantastic headgear, really like the helmet and the very hard to find visor cap. I'm sure you've been to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum in Winnipeg given you're in Manitoba. You will find the same helmet on display there.

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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by 67Rally on Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:01 pm

    Tell me, Ledfoot, what do you have pulled over that styro-headform? That looks really nice!

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    Post by ledfut on Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:41 pm

    I use cotton stockinette. You can pick it up by the roll at most medical supply stores. I found someone on another forum who recommended it - not only looks good, but helps to protect the caps from any potential harmful effects from the chemicals in the styrofoam.

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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by ledfut on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:41 pm

    Assuming that there are more Canadian military cap collectors out there than just Clive and myself, I thought I would post a few pictures of some of my WW1 caps.  

    As I am sure most of you are well aware, finding original badged CEF caps with provenance is both a very difficult and costly venture.  I have one cap in my collection - to the 43rd Battalion CEF - which I consider to be 100% complete and original.  The other caps - despite all still being original WW1 caps - were either acquired "incomplete" or without provenance (missing pieces, non-original badge, etc.).   Not only are they easier to find in this state, but they are considerably more affordable.  In these cases, I have either restored the cap (using original pieces) or replaced the badge (using the original lug holes) for display purposes.   I do not pretend or try to suggest that these caps are 100% authentic, but they display very nicely in my personal office/library/"museum" and help me to pay tribute to a number of Manitoba Battalions of the CEF.  

    Should I ever decide to part with any of these I would either give full disclosure as to any additions or changes made, or I would remove the "display" badge and sell the cap separately so as not to mislead anyone.  It is not an issue at this point as the caps are a prized part of my collection and I have no intention of parting with them anytime soon.

    Craig




    1st Canadian Mounted Rifles:







    8th Battalion CEF ("Little Black Devils"):







    43rd Battalion CEF (Cameron Highlanders of Canada):







    44th Battalion CEF:







    107th Canadian Pioneer Battalion:







    184th Battalion CEF:



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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by birkie on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:03 pm

    very nice, great displays, thanks for sharing Ledfut.

    there's a current listing for a 31st bn field visor listed on Ebay for a grand.  

    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/WW1-CANADIAN-TRENCH-CAP-CEF-WWI-gorblimey-Wool-Peaked-Hat-/331133169144?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d19132df8&_uhb=1

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    Re: Some more of my CEF collection...

    Post by madhessian on Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:28 pm

    where are the photos

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