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Old 05-07-08, 07:35 AM
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Default Australian Camel Corps unofficial sand cast hat badge - WW1

Australian Camel Corps unofficial sand cast hat badge - WW1

A badge that has been heavily faked over the years.

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Old 05-07-08, 09:57 AM
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Australian Camel Corps unofficial sand cast hat badge - WW1

A badge that has been heavily faked over the years.

Mick,
Are there any obvious things to watch out for in a fake?

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Old 05-07-08, 10:54 AM
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Hi David,

To be honest, it's hard to say as original sand cast camel corps badges exist.

I'm also not an expert on them.

It s badge I tend to stay away from myself unless I I had some providence about a particular badge.

Mick
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Old 05-07-08, 10:01 PM
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hi guys
i also would never buy a sand cast camel corps badge. one of the most reproduced aussie badges out there.
i have had 3 camel corps badges in the past, all came from the family of camel corps members and all 3 die struck but from different dies.
will try and find the photos of them and put them up.
for me, a real tell tail sign of a fake sand cast is those with a completely flat back and not rough and ready as most of the legit sand cast badges from other countries/units/periods seem to be
bc
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what are your thoughts on this one guys ?
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Old 05-12-17, 08:53 PM
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what are your thoughts on this one guys ?
Hard to say for sure , the only way one can be at least 95% is if it came from a family with other items belonging to a camel corp soldier and even that is hard as it may have been included way after 1919. If I may ask where this badge came from and did you pay alot ?? As I have seen one very close to this some where else the 2 holes at the top are the give away.

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as i said in post 4
i would never buy a sand cast camel corps badge. one of the most reproduced aussie badges out there.
this one doesnt seem to conform to the known good cast examples i know
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