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Forum: General Topics. Today, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By manchesters
To be the Devils Advocate, I believe that...

To be the Devils Advocate, I believe that something else is going on.

I think its a fake, and that it is from a very worn die and has been artificially aged.

Polishing would create a more...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 16
Posted By manchesters
Its genuine and a nice badge, but, very very...

Its genuine and a nice badge, but, very very common, dont know why.

regards
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges Today, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 196
Posted By manchesters
Yes, I can confirm its a fake. regards

Yes, I can confirm its a fake.

regards
Forum: Other Military Topics Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 46
Posted By manchesters
Here you go

Here you go
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By manchesters
Its standard on Officers badges and occasional on...

Its standard on Officers badges and occasional on O/R's badges.

regards
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. Yesterday, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By manchesters
Post WW2 beret badge. 1948 from memory ...

Post WW2 beret badge. 1948 from memory


regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-05-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By manchesters
Thanks Paul, problem solved. regards

Thanks Paul, problem solved.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 05-05-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By manchesters
Can anyone assist? regards

Can anyone assist?

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-05-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By manchesters
He is Cheshire Regiment regards

He is Cheshire Regiment

regards
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 04-05-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By manchesters
Something wrong here withe dates, ages, could you...

Something wrong here withe dates, ages, could you clarify please.

"The first man was born in 1907 and died in 1931 age 34, if he enlisted at the age of 18, the earliest that the photograph could...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By manchesters
I am happy that the RND naming on the 1914 Star...

I am happy that the RND naming on the 1914 Star (Official Style No.2) is what I would expect to see in both content, style and execution.

regards
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By manchesters
George, Nice 1914 star, but as for the...

George,

Nice 1914 star, but as for the badge, I feel its a copy.

regards
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By manchesters
Or Lancashire or Hampshire.

Or Lancashire or Hampshire.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By manchesters
Just to add to the mix, here is one I have. ...

Just to add to the mix, here is one I have.

Lovely silver/gilt from the front.

Drilled hole between head and neck like the others.

But to the rear, loops (one missing) and the Gilt scroll...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-05-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By manchesters
A photograph of the front and back would be...

A photograph of the front and back would be helpful.

regards
Forum: General Topics. 02-05-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By manchesters
No difference at all. Both identical. ...

No difference at all. Both identical.

regards
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 02-05-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By manchesters
I am no expert but they all seem to be made in...

I am no expert but they all seem to be made in the identical fashion, despite being RFC,RAF, AFC etc. Are they genuine?

The 29.4% fees put me off bidding on anything I am afraid. Plus 15.00...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-04-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By manchesters
The TF badge is OK. The HAC has lost a...

The TF badge is OK.

The HAC has lost a mounted wheel, hence the two holes.

HANTS is probably a St. John Ambulance title.

regards
Forum: The Home Front 29-04-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By manchesters
William Mills was certainly involved in the...

William Mills was certainly involved in the patent for the first Hand Grenade No. 5, see first page of his patent below.

However I believe his company that he set up was the Mills Munitions...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By manchesters
Another Major League seller of FAKES on Ebay.

Hello,

I noticed this 'fantasy' badge on ebay, Royal Horse Artillery.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393277482160?hash=item5b912a24b0:g:xIEAAOSwsWRgfYeV

I checked out his other 1,814 badges on...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 26-04-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By manchesters
Kevin, The badge you show was worn by the...

Kevin,

The badge you show was worn by the 7th (TF) Battalion The Manchester Regiment, that is a 100% fact.

What is incorrect is the designation of 'Ardwick', which is nothing to do with it at...
Forum: The Home Front 25-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By manchesters
Tim, You have done well!!! Some rare...

Tim,

You have done well!!!

Some rare badges there for sure.

regards
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 25-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By manchesters
I am sorry to say the badge is a complete fake,...

I am sorry to say the badge is a complete fake, designed to deceive.

Heres why.

1. Never made with a sliders, always on loops.

2. 5VB NEVER made in bi metal, always either White Metal or...
Forum: General Topics. 24-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By manchesters
I dont think the purchase of one dodgy item...

I dont think the purchase of one dodgy item should lead to such a drastic decision. We have all bought pups in the past, its part of the learning process.

Mount your badges and enjoy them, for...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 23-04-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By manchesters
When the Home Service helmet was introduced in...

When the Home Service helmet was introduced in 1878 the RA had spikes. It was changed soon after but not sure of the date. The photo is probably early 1880!s. Regards
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