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    #16
    Excellent stuff, Dave; many thanks indeed.

    Peter.

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      #17
      de-zincing

      Looks like a case of 'de-zincification'. We see it a lot in Canadian badges, since there are a lot of 'dug' badges floating about (post war and in the 60s, DND discarded a swack of surplus badges by mixing them with concrete and burying them, or just burying them). The zinc in the alloy leeches out, leaving the copper to show. In brass badges, it's bright, coppery areas, but in white metal badges in can be anything from a slight pink cast to quite pronounced. My guess is this is a dug badge of some sort & it's not the result of cleaning.
      David S.
      The fog of war should not extend into writing about war.

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        #18
        Hi David,

        You may well be right, my response was primarily a possible reason but I do wonder at the lack of corrosion on the reverse of the badge if it has been buried for any length of time ??

        Dave.
        A man is only as tall as the sum of his deeds !

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          #19
          Try dipping a badge in Cillit Bang to clean it you sometimes get the same effect a sort of pinkish hue on highlights.

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            #20
            is cillit bang not a little too heavy duty for badge cleaning ?
            i think i would be worried it may dissolve the whole badge

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              #21
              Probably would but it does produce the effect

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                #22
                Thanks for all the input with this query, gents. Certainly plenty of food for thought there.

                Regards,

                PJ

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