good points but...February 3 2008 at 7:13 PM
|Michael Reintjes |
Response to Kangaroo
...If we both agree that the type 2 is NOT a WW2 worn badge as many others do....then whats the point of caring where it or where the die came from.I,m an artifact collector not a manufacturing die variety collector.I guess if the fact that there MAY be a POSSIBILTY that there was some specious 2nd die created during the war for a unit that was badged for a matter of months but is not representative of any actual worn WW2 Regimental cap badge then guys who are concerned with pursuing such manufacturing lore should follow up on it. That kind of coin collector mentality or type collecting doesn't float my personal boat, but If you like it ,knock yourself out.My collection consists of only wartime Uniforms,badging,gear and insignia and does not include postwar or occupation items.Those who want to collect beyond the war or different possible dies should absolutely add the type 2 badge to their collections.I,m simply only interested in artifacts that were definately worn by The 1st Cdn Army before the end of the war.The same goes for my 1st CPB badges.I do not include any of the multiple patterns of large sized slider backed(or lugged back badges in the style that some say were manufactured in England near or after the end of the war.
Of course there are some strange possibilities that could exist,but until they are verified as we both agree,again this, badge will float in a sea of specualtion.Whatever the truth is about these badges,The hard proof as it sits now is that this badge IS NOT a verified WW2 pattern nor has it ever been speculated as such by just about any badge collector or dealer that I,ve known save a few gentlemen who would find it in their interest to make it so.
Anyway,an interesting topic and a discussion I,ve had countless times and I,m always looking forward to hearing more factual evidence about this particular unit.Thanks for making the hobby fun....Cheers,Mike.