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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-02-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 314
Posted By Alan O
A copy. The genuine ones were likely to be...

A copy. The genuine ones were likely to be standard vertical shanked badges with a RND s/t added.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-02-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 314
Posted By Alan O
Whilst it is a very well made badge it is not one...

Whilst it is a very well made badge it is not one accepted as a period badge.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-02-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Alan O
Border regiment have been faked (Martine Marsh...

Border regiment have been faked (Martine Marsh etc). Any with lugs, drilled holes rather than pierced dragon and not having the brass reataining strip should be viewed with suspicion.
Forum: General Topics. 22-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By Alan O
The TF badge was from 1908. However the TF were...

The TF badge was from 1908. However the TF were not constrained by the ACD's direction on standardising vertical shanks for cap badges so they could have had them made with lugs. I have never seem...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-02-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Alan O
I would agree that it has been fiddled with.

I would agree that it has been fiddled with.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-02-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By Alan O
They have been sold as genuine and go for up to...

They have been sold as genuine and go for up to 100 on the more expensive dealer's sites.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-02-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Alan O
They still wear it but issued in a/a. Alan

They still wear it but issued in a/a.

Alan
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-02-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Alan O
The badge looks OK to me but not the best...

The badge looks OK to me but not the best example.

Values vary from 30+ at auction up to 70 on some dealers' sites.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-02-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Alan O
Theya re found with the 1950's Gaunt stamp. I...

Theya re found with the 1950's Gaunt stamp. I have heard it that they were bought in prefernce to the a/a ones but I have no solid infomation on them.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-02-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Alan O
I belive that these might date from the 1950's

I belive that these might date from the 1950's
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-02-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Alan O
The lugged badge is likely to be 1897-1903 ish by...

The lugged badge is likely to be 1897-1903 ish by its fixings and construction.

The Leics TF started in 1908 and wore badges with verticak shanks as far as I know.

Alan
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-02-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Alan O
Indeed. The 2 were sequential and there was a...

Indeed. The 2 were sequential and there was a gap between the 43 Bde Wyvern and the HQ SW readoption of the design.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-02-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,812
Posted By Alan O
The FN Bham one is certainly correct. As is 1...

The FN Bham one is certainly correct. As is 1 and 2.

3 and 5 are fakes.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 15-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Alan O
No they are no longer a Brigade but commanded by...

No they are no longer a Brigade but commanded by a Colonel as Commander HQ South West.

The restructuring was aimed at reducing the number of 1*'s, the number of staff and reducing ranks, costs and...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 14-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,074
Posted By Alan O
I see Emerson has some listed on ebay already. I...

I see Emerson has some listed on ebay already. I would advise being careful with some of the Hussars badges in particular - the all brass 3 DG one is not one I would pay any money for as I don't...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 14-02-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Alan O
This has been discussed before and despite the...

This has been discussed before and despite the label of 'anodised' and it appearing in the hand drawn a/a badges pamphlet, the badge is not a/a. It is an anodised ie shiny finish on a base metal.
...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-02-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By Alan O
In a similar vein a pocket watch was sold at...

In a similar vein a pocket watch was sold at auction on yesterday's episode of 'Flog-it' (please don't judge me on that!) with a 'Boer war medal'
The watch was presented to a sailor on a ship...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 09-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Alan O
As it's Indian RE cypher then it appears to be a...

As it's Indian RE cypher then it appears to be a genuine pagri.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-02-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By Alan O
nothing wrong with that one. There are many...

nothing wrong with that one. There are many fakes from a die with an oval hole.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 07-02-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By Alan O
https://smartgiving.org.uk/images/events/b4/b4eb38...

https://smartgiving.org.uk/images/events/b4/b4eb383cae019238b6972932b70ca088.png

A recent photo of a jewish chaplain but with cloth beret badge.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-02-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,074
Posted By Alan O
5/10 from me. But then Bosleys are 2/10!

5/10 from me. But then Bosleys are 2/10!
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-02-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,074
Posted By Alan O
No idea but I feel sorry for the collector in...

No idea but I feel sorry for the collector in that there were so many fakes in it. The OTC side was impressive for some of the scarce badges.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-02-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,074
Posted By Alan O
It's shame they do not have a better badge...

It's shame they do not have a better badge valuer. There were some nice OTC ones but in the event I only bought one lot.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 06-02-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,074
Posted By Alan O
I saw that. I did wonder who was buying the...

I saw that. I did wonder who was buying the dross and why. They must know they are fakes.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 06-02-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Alan O
Mosleley GS cadets

Anyone know if the Moseley GS 'OTC' badge shown in K&K is actually a CCF badge? They did not have an OTC but a cadet corps. I have been unable to date when they dropped the school badge but the...
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