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Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By Luke H
The EviiiR badge is lovely. Nothing wrong there....

The EviiiR badge is lovely. Nothing wrong there. Very desirable badge, c.£250 on a dealerís list.

Can you post better close ups of the GvR badge with more light, itís similar to one Iíve seen...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-11-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Luke H
Well ĎMí did re-use this die as it features in...

Well ĎMí did re-use this die as it features in his catalogue. However with this one you beat him to it.

See my album ĎMartin Marsh Catalogue - £1.50 edition (Part II)í; p3; no. 268.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 22-11-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Luke H
It’s an unmarked FN badge. Regularly found plated...

It’s an unmarked FN badge. Regularly found plated and with plated holding tangs like yours.

These have been restruck from the original die as they’re encountered with the sharp tapering ENGLAND...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-11-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Luke H
Marinus - I don’t doubt that badge. Lovely HM’s. ...

Marinus - I don’t doubt that badge. Lovely HM’s.

btns - common fake sadly.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-11-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Luke H
Just seen this. I agree a lost wax copy, evident...

Just seen this. I agree a lost wax copy, evident from the cast flaws and finish.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-11-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By Luke H
A lovely genuine example of the pre-1906 badge.

A lovely genuine example of the pre-1906 badge.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Luke H
Thanks Kevin. Iíve added a few more.

Thanks Kevin. Iíve added a few more.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 20-11-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Luke H
Welcome. A smart man proudly wearing his...

Welcome.

A smart man proudly wearing his Hackney Battalion cap badge. The Imperial Service tablet indicates the photo is pre-1915.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-11-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Luke H
Fake Marks

Here are the examples of the above fake marks I listed.

Hopefully you can see the similarities in all the marks’ characteristics and the identical font. The correct sizes, spacing, fonts and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-11-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Luke H
Sorry I missed your last question. Yes it is...

Sorry I missed your last question. Yes it is indeed a fake Smith & Wright mark and differs from the real thing in several respects.

For starters the mark is on two lines, the only two line Smith &...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-11-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 180
Posted By Luke H
As I advised earlier on your other thread, a rule...

As I advised earlier on your other thread, a rule of thumb until you get your eye in is to avoid any OR badges with a solid centre, those solid between turrets and ones with a solid fillet between...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 19-11-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By Luke H
Believe it was sold on a year or so ago with the...

Believe it was sold on a year or so ago with the rest of Roy’s beautiful Boer War badges.

Indeed a lovely badge.

My favourite was the French’s Scouts.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-11-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Luke H
The looped badges are Victorian/Edwardian-era...

The looped badges are Victorian/Edwardian-era examples.Genuine OR badges from this period were die stamped, the metal gauge should be quite thick, and with braze hole construction behind the WM...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 17-11-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Luke H
Itís a fake. The poor seeding, rounded lettering,...

Itís a fake. The poor seeding, rounded lettering, hollow leaves and method of construction are all wrong.
Forum: General Topics. 16-11-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Luke H
I assume you mean cap badges rather than mufti or...

I assume you mean cap badges rather than mufti or association etc. badges?

To my knowledge there isn’t a list on here or anywhere that I’m aware of. A list of the latter would be particularly...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-11-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Luke H
I forgot to mention it in my reply but as Rob...

I forgot to mention it in my reply but as Rob points out the OSDs with loops are collar badges.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-11-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Luke H
It’s up to you, both the OSDs are pretty hideous...

It’s up to you, both the OSDs are pretty hideous examples again. Much better out there.

I recently sold a 1916 GM Suffolk on here for £15 so their price of £25 is top end in my opinion, so again...
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 16-11-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,259
Posted By Luke H
Yet another repro metal badge with this mark....

Yet another repro metal badge with this mark. Ayrshire Yeomanry this time.

+ 8th Royal Irish Hussars
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 16-11-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Luke H
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-11-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Luke H
The Flint & Denbigh plus Pembroke Yeos are fake....

The Flint & Denbigh plus Pembroke Yeos are fake. The EKY/Kent Cyclists is good.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 15-11-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Luke H
My thanks to all.

My thanks to all.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-11-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Luke H
I agree with Simon. It also lacks the voided chin.

I agree with Simon. It also lacks the voided chin.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-11-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Luke H
Bit of an ugly duckling, rough looking and double...

Bit of an ugly duckling, rough looking and double struck on the reverse but genuine. Up to you if you want to wait for a better example, theyíre very common and not dear.

As a rule of thumb with...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-11-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Luke H
The Martin Marsh fake Loyal Suffolk Hussars is...

The Martin Marsh fake Loyal Suffolk Hussars is no. 1408 in his catalogue. Whilst his image is not great and has in my belief been retouched to an extent causing some anomalies you can make out...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 14-11-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Luke H
Neither. The one on the left with the oval...

Neither.

The one on the left with the oval braze holes and asymmetrical arch and wonky buttresses is I believe the MM fake. The right hand badge is in my opinion a restrike from the Gaunt die with...
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