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Old 15-07-17, 06:54 PM
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Hi, I recently got this badge and not quite sure if it's a copy or just poorly made, any ideas? thanks in advance, Mike
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Old 16-07-17, 12:09 AM
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im no expert on Canadian, but not one I would purchase
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Old 16-07-17, 10:31 AM
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Hi BC, neither did I, I was given it as an armoured badge, best wishes Mike
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Old 17-07-17, 01:59 PM
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The existence of sand cast badges is a touchy topic for collectors. They did/do exist but without proper provenance they are difficult to confirm.
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Old 17-07-17, 02:05 PM
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It is not a Canadian armoured regiment badge. It is a bad casting of a collar badge for the King's Canadian Hussars. They were converted to artillery in 1939.
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Old 17-07-17, 08:06 PM
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Hi, thanks for all the replies. I also have sand cast badges of units serving in Italy are they liable to be copies? thanks again Mike
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Old 17-07-17, 08:47 PM
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Some sand cast badges are legit. Many were made by service personnel or enterprising locals. (Some sand cast badges were made in Italy, some in Egypt or India, etc.)
However in this case, it is not a legit badge. The unit did not exist after 1939.
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Old 19-07-17, 03:23 AM
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Yes, as Bill has stated, bad fake, I have the Or's and Officer's collar dogs & Cap Badges in my collection. The Kings Canadian Hussars was a Cavalry unit raised in Nova Scotia , under a few different names over the years.
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