I was slightly surprised by your signature at the end of your posts, when you say ABW insignia, could you just clarify that, do you refer to the British Army, SAMIF, Cape Volunteers, Natal Volunteers and Militia, moreover, contingents from across the whole Empire, or, indeed, perhaps all?
Regards Frank Kelley
I guess the simple answer is 'all of the above', assuming a particular badge 'speaks' to me. I'm certainly open to examples by any nation but find the badges that interest me the most are those unofficial and/or locally made - the sheet brass/wire loop type. See a quick pic attached to show this type.
However I'm quite open and if a more official or professionally made badge catches my eye, I certainly would consider it. I think one of the details I like about these local made examples is that they are really specific to the conflict and demonstrate a real need/desire by the men who wore them.
Collecting/wanted ABW insignia if anyone has some spares?