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Old 17-04-17, 02:21 PM
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Hi All,

I have a bunch of badges that were given to me as a child from a military Taylor.

Wondering what they all are and if there is any value?!

I have no idea where to start as I don't know what they are called so can't google or eBay to find out!

Any help greatly appreciated.

Andy
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Old 17-04-17, 02:31 PM
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Hello Andy, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
To get you started, I believe the first image is a Warrant Officer Class 1 rank badge for the Guards. Second image, several US patches and self explanatory correspondent patches. Third image rank chevrons; black on red are for a rifles regiment. Fourth image a mix of skill at arms and qualification badges. Sniper and marksman, artificer, and the red 1 patch is US, 1 Inf Div. Nazi eagle, wehrmacht I believe. This will get you started.
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Old 17-04-17, 03:26 PM
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Other than the Nazi badge (if original) the others being modern have very little value. The RSM's badges go for a tenner on ebay.

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Old 17-04-17, 03:34 PM
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Some dealers are charging up to about fifty quid for the RSM badge, worn on No.2 dress.

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Old 17-04-17, 03:50 PM
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They can charge a thousand pounds if they like, dont get me started on some of these "Militaria Dealers" websites and their ridiculous prices for common, fake or wrongly described badges, but a QC badge doesnt bring big money in the real world I am afraid. They are both available as official items and Far East manufactures.

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Old 17-04-17, 05:20 PM
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I am not quite sure what a military tailor would be doing with Russian badges, perhaps they supplied the embassy?

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Old 17-04-17, 06:42 PM
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The Soviet badges are fakes or purpose made for an Opposing Force. I have not seen a plastic British War Correspondents badge before, that does not mean they should not exist.
Trade & Qualification badges are mainly modern Guards type Sniper Rifles + S, Marksman & Weapons Instructor Rifles, Artificer Hammer and Pincers, Anti Tank Gunner and Mortarman. Crown in wreath Army Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant amongst other titles. Most can be found for a few pounds, the large black on red chevrons are for a Guards Athol Grey Great Coat and the white on black on red for the Tunic. German WW2 breast Eagle would be for an Army dress tunic or Officer field tunic 20 upwards.
The last badge is British Army Air Liaison Signals.

I hope that helps.

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Old 17-04-17, 08:56 PM
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Many thanks all. I only posted some of them.
I have no idea why he would have had some of these he was in the queens guard. I have a photo of me about age 8 trying to wear his bear skin hat! I can't see why any of them would be fake, how do I know? Someone mentioned it being palstic, none of them are plastic. Material and a couple of what appears to be brass? I have loads more but will sort through these first. Thanks for all the help!
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Old 18-04-17, 11:42 AM
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After a closer look the British War Correspondent badge is not plastic just very new.

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