WW1 Officers paperwork - and now WW2 AB439.

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WW1 Officers paperwork - and now WW2 AB439.

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For all you WW1 Officers and aspiring OR's - repro AB439, repro 1900's Cox's chequebook, matching repro Cox's accounts book:

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AB439

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Cox accounts book

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Cox cheque book

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good man, keep me posted :thumbup:
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Nice! I shall keep an eye out for those as a present for the other half.

And we are reproducing lots of nice, authentic crates, tins and labels!

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Miss Costello wrote:Nice! I shall keep an eye out for those as a present for the other half.
If you want and AB439 Kate, of the 12 I made 6 are already reserved... unlikely to make more of these, so if you want one get one while you can.
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I am very interested in these for my Lincolnshire Regiment set up.
Any chance you could let me know the details, it is bits like this that make a portrayal that bit better.

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abaddon1974 wrote: Any chance you could let me know the details, it is bits like this that make a portrayal that bit better.
Details?
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A set is £40 (£20 for AB439, £12 for accounts book, £8 for cheque book), plus £4.00 for UK 1st Class P+P. PM me for address, etc.

Edited to correct P+P.
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Those were the details I wanted, will send a pm for the address.

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An update on the cheque book front (slight irony intended).

The cheque I copied is a general design used by Cox from the very late 1890's to the late 1900's. When I was researching these I couldn't find any information on what the cover should have consisted of, so used a similar period cheque book by another bank as a model (basically just the name/address on the front). On Friday night Steve Cobden kindly sent me a message, which included some links to pictures of a very late war RAF specific issue Cox cheque book, which included several pages with additional information printed on them. I had half expected this to be the case, so I have been busy working over the weekend, and now I am including with the books the same information printed on seperate slips so that those who want to better replicate the late war look can glue them into the front or back cover. Somewhere out there, someone has a copy of the "requisition form", and if I ever find one to copy I will do the same. Otherwise, enjoy:

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Why the irony?

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Miss Costello wrote:Why the irony?
Because the original RAF cheque book had them as the front cover, and my use of front linking an aspect of discussion with the actual front of the cheque book. :wink:
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Anyhow, I posted off some of the sets today, and discovered (as usual ) the Post Office somehow managed to under-estimate the postage. So for anyone who already put their name forward I'm not changing the cost from £2.50, but for any new orders it will be £4.00 instead.
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abaddon1974 wrote:Those were the details I wanted, will send a pm for the address.
Craig, received your cheque today and got your set posted this afternoon, so should be with you either tomorrow or Wednesday.

First feedback in from an Officer in the 10th Essex :thumbup: - "so good I don't want to mess it up by filling it in!"
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That will be my package that I have to pick up from the post office.

Thanks
I look forward to collecting it.

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Received my items yesterday thanks.
Everything arrived safely and looks great.

Thanks

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abaddon1974 wrote:Received my items yesterday thanks. Everything arrived safely and looks great.
Excellent, glad you're happy Craig :D .
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Currently holding off on offering the sets with cheques at the moment due to printer problems, persevering over the weekend still.
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Lord Byron wrote:Currently holding off on offering the sets with cheques at the moment due to printer problems, persevering over the weekend still.
Printer problems now resolved, will have several crisp new sets in the next couple of days.
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Selling well, only two complete sets left...
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Back due to popular demand, I have been busy making up new and improved sets of my officers WW1 paperwork sets.

These comprise of the AB439 Officer's Record of Services, an account book for the bank Cox & Co, and a cheque book for the same.

A complete set is £50 plus P+P, the components on their own are £30 for the AB439, £15 for the accounts book, and £15 for the cheque book (not including P+P).

Buy now before the silly season of 2014 comes around!
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As a result of interest in my WW1 version, I now offer the 1941/42 version of the AB439 Officer's Record of Service:

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£25 each plus P+P, more photos below:

http://www.thefunkhole.co.uk/308600285
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New addition to the WW1 Officers paperwork group, Advance Book for Pay:

http://www.thefunkhole.co.uk/308600301
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