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Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-12-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Luc
Everything from this seller is just plain fake. ...

Everything from this seller is just plain fake.

The too-good-to-be-true buy it now prices should set off the alarm bells...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-12-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Luc
A fellow member alerted me of yet another...

A fellow member alerted me of yet another recently created Chairborne alias (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/british_and_commonwealth_badges).

I don't see any obvious fakes?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-12-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Luc
I doubt it, no slider pocket yet on this 1953...

I doubt it, no slider pocket yet on this 1953 example. The same with early fifties green or black berets.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-12-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Luc
No deliberate intention to sell a bad one.

I'm rather sure this is an alias of Chairborne Militaria (https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/badges_and_bits/).

Quite a few obvious fakes amoung his listings. :rolleyes:
Forum: General Topics. 30-11-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Luc
Thank you gentlemen for your replies. I could...

Thank you gentlemen for your replies.
I could not find Gaunt were already established in 1750. It is also good to know that such cards are of little added value.
Forum: General Topics. 30-11-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Luc
Gaunt card question

There is a Gregory and Quilter parachute badge for sale at the moment which is mounted on a Gaunt London card:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175510883297?

On the card is written "established 200...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 27-11-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Luc
I've always wondered why a such a shortlived unit...

I've always wondered why a such a shortlived unit had more than 20 significantly different cap badges and around a dozen shoulder titles. Can't think of another unit with similar numbers of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-11-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Luc
Based on my reference files I can confirm that...

Based on my reference files I can confirm that slider pockets (leather or cloth) were first used:
Beret Industries: 1955.
British Beret Basque: 1954.
Compton: 1955.
Jalpotex: 1954.
Kangol: 1955....
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 25-11-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Luc
Many fellow members collect more than just...

Many fellow members collect more than just badges. Ask away and you will be pleasantly suprised I'm sure.
Forum: Off topic 25-11-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Luc
That is very sad news indeed. I have bought from...

That is very sad news indeed. I have bought from him on many occasions and I have always found him a great seller to deal with.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-11-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Luc
And if you look careful you will notice that the...

And if you look careful you will notice that the leather slider pocket has been removed.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-11-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Luc
Mike I find that somewhat hard to believe. A man...

Mike I find that somewhat hard to believe. A man with around 20 years of experience under his belt as collector and dealer does know that the machine stitching around the inside is a postwar feature....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-11-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By Luc
Fake maroon beret warning

For sale a 1942 beret from chairborne militaria (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/385253724462?).

Do not be fooled. It is not from 1942 or even from WW2, British Beret Basque used this type of...
Forum: General Topics. 24-11-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Luc
I would strongly recommend NOT to buy from this...

I would strongly recommend NOT to buy from this seller. The unknown base metal which is mentioned has been infamous for years. I am not convinced it is suitable for soldering.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-11-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Luc
Both examples from my collection have stitching...

Both examples from my collection have stitching around the outside, I presume to prevent fraying? That is also what I found from a quick internet search. However, I do like them and my impression is...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-11-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Luc
It is modern. Note the lack of detail and long...

It is modern. Note the lack of detail and long neck.
Forum: Foreign Badges and Insignia 17-11-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Luc
Mike, as far as I'm aware officers badges came in...

Mike, as far as I'm aware officers badges came in bronze or gold bullion. I agree a gilt badge would seem realistic though.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 17-11-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Luc
I was thinking the very same...

I was thinking the very same (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eats,_Shoots_%26_Leaves).
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-11-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,866
Posted By Luc
I agree on the 2nd GP wings, these are late 1944...

I agree on the 2nd GP wings, these are late 1944 issue. The 43rd Wessex are impossible to date as far as I'm aware but the War Correspondents cap badge and Reconnaissance Corps shoulder title were...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-11-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,866
Posted By Luc
I should have been more precise: they are best to...

I should have been more precise: they are best to be avoided if you are relative new to collecting badges. After a while you will notice that experience will make you confident enough to buy badges...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-11-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Luc
I would agree with both comments above, unless I...

I would agree with both comments above, unless I am seriously mistaken.

As fellow member Luke stated recently: I have things in my fridge that are older than that.
Forum: General Topics. 15-11-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Luc
A brass spark plug brush will do the trick, it...

A brass spark plug brush will do the trick, it will not damage the WM as it is made of a softer material. But it is best to try water and soap first as it does not affect the patina.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-11-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Luc
I agree, more something of a pacifist sign.

I agree, more something of a pacifist sign.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-11-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,866
Posted By Luc
As a rule of thumb, such badges are best avoided....

As a rule of thumb, such badges are best avoided. But various original examples exist: Reconnaissance Corps shoulder title, War Correspondents cap badge, 2nd Glider Pilot wings, 43rd Wessex Infantry...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-11-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Luc
That is how I understood it, sorry.

That is how I understood it, sorry.
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