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  1. There is no exact way to date them unfortunately. The black leather binding was introduced in 1908 so any with leather binding either black or brown can safely be considered WW1 period, however after WW1 began a faux silk binding was also introduced so these could also be WW1 period, although the faux silk binding is still used today. So if it has a leather binding you can date it, and if it has not you really just have to judge it yourself on wear and tear and age of the badges if present. That's why WW2 glengarrys are difficult to date as they would be very similar to 1950's etc.          

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  2. Seaforth Highlanders Glengarry

    The Seaforth Highlanders wore a dark blue glengarry with red ,white and black dice with a red toorie.

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    The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's) was a historic line infantry regiment of the British Army, mainly associated with large areas of the northern Highlands of Scotland. The regiment existed from 1881 to 1961, and saw service in World War I and World War II, along with many smaller conflicts. In 1961 the regiment was amalgamated with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons), which merged, in 1994, with the Gordon Highlanders to form the Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons). This, however, later joined the Royal Scots Borderers, the Black Watch, the Royal Highland Fusiliers (Princess Margaret's Own Glasgow and Ayrshire Regiment) and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders to create the present Royal Regiment of Scotland.

    Regimental cap badge of the Seaforth Highlanders. With the motto Cuidich 'n Righ (Aid the King)

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    Three Seaforth Highlanders, Bedford, England 1915. Photograph hand coloured by Chris Foster.

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  3. Hi Dow47, welcome to the forum, sorry about the delay in replying, have been working late in the shop setting up social distancing measures for reopening on Saturday. Regarding your clock the term W146 and W246 refer to the calibre  or movement of the clock rather than the outer case. So W146 would mean the movement resonates at 146,000 vibrations per hour and the W246 resonates at 246,000 vibrations per hour. Hope this helps. Could you post some pictures of the clock? 

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  4. The shop will be re-opening on Tuesday the 30th of June, however initially only for online sales. We have a very large amount of orders to be dispatched and these will need to be processed before we can open to the public. We estimate this will take about a week to complete and thank all those who have made orders for your patience. We are aiming to open to the public on Saturday the 5th of July this date will be confirmed nearer the time.

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  5. Hi Ian welcome to the forum, your watch is made by Cyma a Swiss manufacturer of luxury wristwatches, founded in 1862 and still going today. There are lots of these watches mostly WW2 period which have fake insignia added to increase the value but this one looks like it might be OK. If you can find a serial number on it I believe it is possible to date it although I don't have the list at the moment. Fritz will be able to tell you more about it's history as this is more his period.

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  6. Excellent Gildwiller, love the full size stormtrooper and the Emperor. It's crazy they are even faking these items now. I take it most of your items are Kenner? In the UK ours were made by Palitoy who also made Action Man. The American toys were better in general than the Palitoy ones although now the Palitoy ones are worth more because not so many were made. I remember when I lived in Canada for a while coming home with my suitcase jammed with the American Death star, Dewback and loads of other Star Wars items you could not get here. The British Death Star was actually quite good in retrospect, it was made from cardboard but looked more like the Death Star and was much bigger.

    Here is my favourite autograph of Jon Pertwee Doctor No3 which he signed when I met him in the eighties, real Doctor who and not the rubbish which is on today.

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  7. Very impressive Gildwiller :thumbsup: Did you pick those up in the 70's and 80's ? That's when I had my Star Wars Collection, when I was still at school.  Do you have the Boba Fett with the firing missile? I am impressed,  you have almost as many stormtroopers as I did :D  I see it is all the classic stuff, none of the modern rubbish. I loved Star Wars but was always more of a Doctor Who fan or rather a Dalek fan, as always the bad guys have the best uniforms :D 

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