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Old 20-07-17, 10:36 AM
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Very nice indeed, Jerry.

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From Andy's Welsh Guards album... there should be a couple more with different back images and maybe the MM going down the slider. Also the older smooth rounded end slider?
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From Andy's Welsh Guards album... there should be a couple more with different back images and maybe the MM going down the slider. Also the older smooth rounded end slider?
The interesting point with the Smith and Wright example of the Welsh Guards AA cap badge is that the die is different to all the other makers (of which there are several). In the S&W badge the 2 smaller leaves at the top centre (4th & 5th) are stuck together and adjoined to the 3rd leaf in from the left. On all other examples the 2 smaller leaves are free and point out longer. If you compare this example to all others you'll see what I mean.

Have never seen the earlier softer S&W slider on the Welsh Guards AA cap badge, but you never know! The more scarce example has the metal slider riveted on - I believe a Gaunt example similar to that seen on the REME, RE and early Queens Regt? Happy to be corrected.

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Not having badges to hand - the Smith & Wright Welsh Guards longer, seperate central leaves badge, this is a variation on the "standard" Guardsmen & Drummer's badge, it's not the Sgts & Musician's version?
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Not having badges to hand - the Smith & Wright Welsh Guards longer, seperate central leaves badge, this is a variation on the "standard" Guardsmen & Drummer's badge, it's not the Sgts & Musician's version?
Personally I don't think so, no. If this badge were a variation it is way too subtle to be immediately or easily noticeable. If this were the case, would it not be found by other makers too, like the Scots Guards is? Its just a makers die variation I believe and they all have slight differences (most common is the root ball on the Leek which is different on most of the makers) - the S&W example just seems to be the most immediately visible.
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Old 21-07-17, 06:56 PM
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That is very nice too, actually just seeing anything Welsh Guards with a makers mark is nice!

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That is very nice too, actually just seeing anything Welsh Guards with a makers mark is nice!
I have a FIRMIN example
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