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    Hello there! I'm new, does anyone know if these are fake?

    Hi guys,

    My name is Arran and I'm from outside Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. I collect militaria from both World Wars but am starting to focus on Scottish Cap Badges. I would also like to start collecting WW1 CEF Canadain Cap Badges as well.

    I have attached some images and I would like it if anyone could help to determine whether these are original or fake.

    I believe them to be the following: (Please correct me if I am wrong)

    -WW1 Lethbridge Highlanders 113th CEF Cap Badge
    -WW2 48th Highlanders Cap Badge
    -WW1 Number 2 Overseas Constriction Battalion Cap Badge
    -Pre 1908 Black Watch 4th Volunteer Battalion Cap Badge
    -WW1 Highland Cyclist Battalion Cap Badge

    Please could you give me your opinion on there originality as I have no idea and if they are original please could you give me an estimated value.

    I do have more I would like to know about but I will leave it at that for now.

    Thanks

    Arran
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    #2
    Hi Arran, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
    The 113th, 48th and No 2 Construction battalion badges all appear to be copies.
    Res ipsa loquitur

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      #3
      As do the 2 others.

      The voiding of the crown of the Highland Cyclists is odd. The die has a flaw above the centre of where the sphinx should be that is seen on old restrikes.

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        #4
        Hello Arran, welcome to the Forum, the last two badges you show are fakes unfortunately, the lugs, the poor quality of construction are just two of the bad signs , if you have a search on both these badges and you will see what I mean when looking at the real thing.

        Gerard
        Always interested in buying cap badges to the Middlesex Regt-Hertfordshire Regt-The Rifle Brigade

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          #5
          Hello,

          Me and my wallet thank you guys for your help.

          Can anybody point me in the direction of respectable dealers that are known for selling authentic Cap Badges.

          Thanks

          Arran

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            #6
            Arran, there are many respected online dealers. For instance Dead Spartan Militaria, Britton's Badges and Robin McGregor.

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              #7
              The classifieds on this forum are also a good place to start when looking for insignia and badges etc. You can simply start a 'wanted' thread there, and see if anyone has what you want.

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