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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
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 Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
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: 15
Views: 796
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: 392
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: 166
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: 224
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: 345
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.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-08-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Luke H
I can’t tell you what makes a good one as I don’t...

I can’t tell you what makes a good one as I don’t know but I can say it won’t have modern loops like that one or chemical staining on the back to age it.

One of our Essex aficionados like Father...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-08-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Luke H
A nice maker marked example and one I’m after.

A nice maker marked example and one I’m after.
Forum: Other Army Departments and Corps Badges 01-08-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Luke H
Good badge. Made after a pub lunch perhaps!

Good badge. Made after a pub lunch perhaps!
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-08-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Luke H
Not an original badge, sorry.

Not an original badge, sorry.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-08-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Luke H
A fake.

A fake.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-08-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Luke H
Both bad. Both badges have the diagonal die...

Both bad.

Both badges have the diagonal die flaw above the L of ALEXANDRA as seen on the repros and demonstrated here by this fantasy GM badge and very recently made modern fake.

All the...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 01-08-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Luke H
Both are fine.

Both are fine.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-08-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Luke H
A good badge.

A good badge.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-08-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Luke H
Neither are to the Norfolk Yeomanry.

Neither are to the Norfolk Yeomanry.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-08-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Luke H
Cheers very much Tim. Hope you and the family are...

Cheers very much Tim. Hope you and the family are well.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 01-08-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By Luke H
KC ORs looks fine. The QVC is a cast copy as...

KC ORs looks fine.

The QVC is a cast copy as is the OSD which sports a fake Gaunt.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 01-08-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Luke H
Many thanks Simon.

Many thanks Simon.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-07-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Luke H
Continued

Pics continued...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 31-07-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Luke H
RND Maker Variations - My Observations

Badges of the Royal Naval Division have always been a hot topic and the fake Gaunt plaque flood circa early 2000s caused yet more controversy and further uncertainty.

The volume of fakery and...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,172
Posted By Luke H
Also found this. The translation on this...

Also found this.

The translation on this reads:

Sphynx head in gilded metal on a sky blue cloth coat of arms: interpreter badge worn by René Villard, friend of the writer Max Jacob, English...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,172
Posted By Luke H
Simon, Had you seen this...

Simon,

Had you seen this https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=265069&postcount=10 ? Closest thing I’ve seen to an original document.

There is a GWF thread showing them being...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 30-07-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Luke H
From the photos I would concur. I fear you...

From the photos I would concur.

I fear you may have just doubled my remaining 1916 all GM wants list to two badges. Alas another to look out for in addition to the Northants TF.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-07-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Luke H
Top badge has the die flaw on the first L of...

Top badge has the die flaw on the first L of ARGYLL which is present on a well known eBay repro merchants examples of this badge. This same die and flaw also features in the Martin Marsh repro...
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