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Old 20-03-17, 07:43 PM
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Hi All,

I am looking for a nice Royal Marines plastic cap badge. I see on the forum that there were aprox 150,000 made so why are they so expensive ??

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Mark
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Old 20-03-17, 10:13 PM
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Cool Expensive plastic badges

Mark,

I am afraid many of us missed the boat back in the sixties and early seventies with plastic badges, one of my first plastics was a Dorsetshire I got at school in 1961, given to me by another friend, I kept it as I was not really impressed by plastic cap badges and concentrated on the metal ones.

They were fairly scarce in those days as many were in stores in unissued condition, dealers bought them and sold them for pence and I'm sure many were bought by collectors purely for curiosities.

Time went by and collectors realised that in some cases there were harder to get plastic badges such as the Royal Artillery "gun" and in your case the Royal Marines, quite why I don't know, but apparently they were not popular during their time of issue and I think many may have been discarded after issue in favour of the metal variety if privately purchased or acquired.

Of course all the plastic badges of the "Special Forces" units naturally command good prices and the Royal Marines falls into this category as well.

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Hi Mark,
PM sent

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Old 21-03-17, 12:09 AM
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Hi Irv,

replied by PM..

Mark
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Old 21-03-17, 07:53 AM
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I passed up probably 500+ in a box for a few quid at a fair.... :/ Still kick myself
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Old 21-03-17, 10:37 AM
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Wow - I've kicked myself over not purchasing a few times or just missing out on items by hesitating, but that's a bad kicking !!

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Old 21-03-17, 12:40 PM
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If you are still looking for an example of the RM plastic there is one for £75.00 on the website I share with a friend: www.militarychest.com

Thank you for looking and enjoy the hobby, Keith
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Old 21-03-17, 02:04 PM
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Cheers Keith, but looks like I'm sorted...

Mark
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Funny how a thread on a badge can lead to an increase in a listed price.
Someone must of went to compare!
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