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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Luke H
The bobbles and pit marks on the front along with...

The bobbles and pit marks on the front along with loss of detail are the give aways to it being of cast manufacture.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-08-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Luke H
Cheers mate.

Cheers mate.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By Luke H
Lastly, unless it’s my eyes your Para badge’s...

Lastly, unless it’s my eyes your Para badge’s mark has all the attributes of the mark you describe as fake?

The letters are very close together, the ‘&’ is definitely closer to S of MARPLES, the 3...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By Luke H
There is no breaking or cracking to the finish...

There is no breaking or cracking to the finish suggesting a heavy stamp has been applied latterly after manufacture.

To my knowledge, and I’m happy to be corrected by AA collectors, but unmarked...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 09-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By Luke H
In my belief ALL brass Marples & Beasley marked...

In my belief ALL brass Marples & Beasley marked sliders are fakes as I’m yet to see any evidence they ever made metal ORs badges.

Re Anodised Aluminium badges and their marks I do not collect them...
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Luke H
Thank you Marcus. From the shape of the...

Thank you Marcus.

From the shape of the crown I wondered if it was the same die as the early ORs badge often found with steel reinforcing behind the lances. On closer inspection I do not believe...
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Luke H
Thank you kingsley. The badge top right of...

Thank you kingsley.

The badge top right of the quartet is an excellent candidate for a Boer War era Royal Rifles Reserve Regiment.

Keith Hook tells me the badge was in blackened GM for ORs and...
Forum: General Topics. 08-08-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Luke H
Lovely badge. Could the new owner post a...

Lovely badge.

Could the new owner post a picture of the front please.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-08-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Luke H
The ermine pattern (not fleur de lis) on the cap...

The ermine pattern (not fleur de lis) on the cap are the same, an arrow shape topped with what looks like a clubs playing card shape.

Simply on the badge in the OP they are not as well defined...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-08-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Luke H
Unless I’m very much mistaken that badge is from...

Unless I’m very much mistaken that badge is from a different die to the one being discussed here.

As per posts #4, 7 & 11 the steel pin fixings are for the moment a safe bet for a genuine badge...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-08-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By Luke H
This badge quite succinctly highlights the...

This badge quite succinctly highlights the dangers of true restrikes.

Note it has the correct voiding.

Aside from the reverse detail being not the best if it was aged up I feel it would be all...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Luke H
Your badge is from the same die as this one.

Your badge is from the same die as this one.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 07-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,186
Posted By Luke H
I bought this from the same seller which arrived...

I bought this from the same seller which arrived very quickly and without customs charges. Whilst the P&P isn’t the cheapest it is tracked and I think reasonable.

The reason I like this badge so...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By Luke H
This may go some way to answering your question...

This may go some way to answering your question https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42258&highlight=Marples+Beasley

I’ve no doubt the stamp used to mark sliders is in the...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-08-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Luke H
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthrea...

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13070&highlight=Lovat+Scouts+Imperial
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 06-08-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Luke H
Whilst I no longer comment on authenticity of...

Whilst I no longer comment on authenticity of others badges have you tried using the forum’s search function?

I would suggest ‘Lovat Scouts imperial’ or ‘Lovat Scouts solid’ etc. might prove...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 06-08-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Luke H
The cap badge will be WM which has been in such...

The cap badge will be WM which has been in such conditions where it has tarnished to resemble a brass-like tone.

All the contemporary nickel plated brass AAC examples I’ve seen have plated loops,...
Forum: General Topics. 06-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 352
Posted By Luke H
Kingsley, Would it be possible to get a...

Kingsley,

Would it be possible to get a close up of these two bugles please.

Thanks,

Luke
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-08-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Luke H
Rob, The London Cyclists is also a repro. ...

Rob,

The London Cyclists is also a repro.

Luke
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-08-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Luke H
A Growing Problem

Saw this on eBay a day or so ago and even I had to do a double take....
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-08-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By Luke H
This one sold very quickly tonight on eBay....

This one sold very quickly tonight on eBay. Probably snapped up by the usual suspects, eBay item 274447352486 (unsure how to add the link).

The badge is from the same die as the Marples & Beasley...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-08-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By Luke H
I would suggest selling ‘grey area’ badges on...

I would suggest selling ‘grey area’ badges on here is bad practice.

Dealers no doubt do this moving on badges which are ‘maybe ok’ to their minds and get pummelled on here for it when someone in...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-08-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Luke H
Everything about it from the colour, the slider,...

Everything about it from the colour, the slider, the way the scroll is attached. Known fake seller Wharton Militaria sells these.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 02-08-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Luke H
I don’t believe so. Look at the ALEXANDRA and...

I don’t believe so. Look at the ALEXANDRA and 1875 closely, rounded letter ends which is typical of a great many fakes where block lettering should be used.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 01-08-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Luke H
Same design was also used by Boer War era Royal...

Same design was also used by Boer War era Royal Scottish Reserve Regiment.
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