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Forum: General Topics Today, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Luke H
I’m sure the seller of the item in the OP has...

I’m sure the seller of the item in the OP has been debated on here before and the consensus was many of his offerings were suspect.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Luke H
I think in respect to badges they were outfitters...

I think in respect to badges they were outfitters rather than manufactures similar to Hobson & Sons.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Luke H
Very nice Mike. I can see the scroll looks...

Very nice Mike. I can see the scroll looks overlaid on the RH one, centre appears tagged maybe. What are they like on the back?
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia Yesterday, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By Luke H
Hi Billy, Iíll leave the QCs to someone else...

Hi Billy,

Iíll leave the QCs to someone else as theyíre outside my field.

The KC slidered para is a fake. The slidered Glider Pilot Regt is fake, Firmin example genuine.

Very jealous of your...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Luke H
Hi Dean, with you now. My apologies for butting...

Hi Dean, with you now. My apologies for butting in. Hope you and the family are well and the work is going well. Cheers, Luke
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Luke H
D.J. I’m sure those would’ve been the...

D.J.

I’m sure those would’ve been the double tangs which look a bit like butterfly clips and are often found on early volunteer badges. These are not suited for regular bending back and forth to...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Luke H
Here is what Mark mentions.

Here is what Mark mentions.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 04-04-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By Luke H
Absolutely genuine as Simon says and a beautiful...

Absolutely genuine as Simon says and a beautiful badge, just a shame about that fault.

Iíd say £45 is the dealer going rate so question would be if youíre happy with that one for the price or...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 04-04-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By Luke H
One on the left is a repro I’m afraid Dean. But...

One on the left is a repro I’m afraid Dean. But the other is A-OK and absolutely genuine! These are one of the few occasions where the real badges are poorer quality on the back that the fakes.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-04-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Luke H
Thanks BC. Iíve pinged you a PM about the harps. ...

Thanks BC. Iíve pinged you a PM about the harps.
Cheers,
Luke
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-04-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Luke H
Not intending to hijack the thread but theUHG...

Not intending to hijack the thread but theUHG badges shown in KK and Gaylor are like this one pictured below.

The difference I’ve been told is that RIC/RUC badges are looped (like the majority of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-04-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Luke H
The slidered harp badge is significantly...

The slidered harp badge is significantly different to the Ulster Home Guard badges shown in both Gaylor & K&K.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-04-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 156
Posted By Luke H
Sadly you probably bought it brand new as these...

Sadly you probably bought it brand new as these are all repros. If you see a WD arrow on a slider run a mile!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-04-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Luke H
Correct. Badge making is a technological...

Correct.

Badge making is a technological process with only so many ways it can be done. By understanding those manufacturing processes and origins of a particular badge it’s possible in many cases...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-04-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Luke H
Wonderful scientific detail and forensic analysis...

Wonderful scientific detail and forensic analysis gentlemen. Right up my street.

To confirm, yes there are fakes with 4 loops.



Paul - hopefully this demonstrates. Left = bad. Right = good.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 31-03-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Luke H
Completely agree JT. Certainly a type worth...

Completely agree JT. Certainly a type worth keeping an eye out for to see if one surfaces with a marked slider.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-03-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Luke H
Bad. 1970s Gaunt B’ham mark. These badges have...

Bad. 1970s Gaunt B’ham mark. These badges have been heavily reproduced.

This design was also used by the Home Guard during the Second World War and can be found with a couple types of authentic...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-03-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Luke H
That badge is the common London Irish fake but...

That badge is the common London Irish fake but with the strings fretted out. I’ve seen a few like that but not too many by comparison to the masses with solid strings. Sometimes the fakers do go to a...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Luke H
I saw that one, an absolute bargain Buy It Now....

I saw that one, an absolute bargain Buy It Now. Nice badge and well done.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-03-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Luke H
Paul, yes I believe itís just a makers variation....

Paul, yes I believe itís just a makers variation. St. Andy is tying to look the correct way, heís just a bit of a mess! The wire loops on these ones I like and are seen on a few other Scottish...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-03-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Luke H
Saw that one Rob. On an extruded slider and nice...

Saw that one Rob. On an extruded slider and nice detail on the lion. The coronet’s lines appear better defined too. Definitely appears to be a better candidate for an original badge than most.
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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-03-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Luke H
I don’t like it I’m afraid and don’t believe it’s...

I don’t like it I’m afraid and don’t believe it’s original.

The front has a mottled surface like the die is corroded. Exactly the same as this made yesterday repro on eBay...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 29-03-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Luke H
The Gordon Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders...

The Gordon Highlanders and Cameron Highlanders badges were worn Victorian times to the adoption of AA badges in the 1950s.

The Artists Rifles pattern was worn WW1 and after but the exact dates...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-03-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By Luke H
Very striking badges indeed. Just an...

Very striking badges indeed.

Just an observation as I do not collect HP or HPCs but the lettering on the Royal Scots HPC looks rounded and stereotypically repro. Iím sure others more experienced...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Luke H
Itís not lead. The badge was produced in GM...

Itís not lead.

The badge was produced in GM and WM. itís easy to bend because despite being die cast thereís simply not a lot of metal there die to the design.

Your badge dates to the Imperial...
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