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Forum: Infantry Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By Luke H
No. 670 in the Martin Marsh catalogue. Based...

No. 670 in the Martin Marsh catalogue.

Based as I understand it on a Cameronians PBP design, albeit I’ve not yet seen the ‘real’ PBP.

Date, 1970s onwards. Value, maybe a fiver to the right...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,084
Posted By Luke H
This is all getting very tiresome. ...

This is all getting very tiresome.

Apparently a ‘good egg’ dealer who has warm reviews on the forum and you’ve done due diligence on has sold you all these badges.

OK you say they’re 90% good...
Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Luke H
Indeed it is a bit perplexing for some regiments....

Indeed it is a bit perplexing for some regiments.

But bear in mind some of these will have had further orders placed for all GM badges after April 1916.
Forum: General Topics. 10-05-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Luke H
You do see them, there are certainly more 7th QOH...

You do see them, there are certainly more 7th QOH around than 10H for sure.

Interestingly the type of 10H which comes with provenance is actually of two piece construction.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 10-05-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Luke H
This one in particular, it is alas another of...

This one in particular, it is alas another of Messrs Marshís wares from his catalogue.
Forum: General Topics. 10-05-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Luke H
Solid RFC

I have never seen a genuine unpierced RFC that is not the fake with the flaw below the crown. I would go as far as saying they do no exist.

However, I have seen one genuine RFC badge missing...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,333
Posted By Luke H
I wonder if someone has been reading this thread...

I wonder if someone has been reading this thread as I recall seeing such a badge (it may even have been the same one) listed previously and when pointed out on here in a thread by a Mod that its...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 684
Posted By Luke H
Yes yours is the same as Andy Pís first badge in...

Yes yours is the same as Andy Pís first badge in his post and mine below. Itís perfectly genuine.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,084
Posted By Luke H
I also agree with Simon. If this was a...

I also agree with Simon.

If this was a large lot or an entire collection purchased at auction then this volume of repros to an extent would be excusable for any collection amassed 1970 onwards...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 684
Posted By Luke H
Your badge in post #4 is fine Paul.

Your badge in post #4 is fine Paul.
Forum: General Topics. 09-05-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 392
Posted By Luke H
Our hobby owes you a great debt, thank you Julian.

Our hobby owes you a great debt, thank you Julian.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Luke H
Indeed. It is a cast copy of a fake badge, so...

Indeed. It is a cast copy of a fake badge, so doubly fake!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 09-05-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 684
Posted By Luke H
Yes two good makers variations that I’ve seen,...

Yes two good makers variations that I’ve seen, both shown here in this post: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=273320&postcount=7

The above variant is somewhat scarcer and...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-05-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,370
Posted By Luke H
Castle is run exclusively by Garry Shotton and...

Castle is run exclusively by Garry Shotton and has been for some years now since the split where Lew left the business.

Garry’s a decent enough person to deal with but not sure I would ever have...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 09-05-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Luke H
Unsurprisingly no results on Google for sales of...

Unsurprisingly no results on Google for sales of original 1802 pattern Royal Marines other ranks hats.

So I tried searching Waterloo era headdress. Perhaps also unsurprisingly hens teeth again....
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-05-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,084
Posted By Luke H
I don’t mean this in an unfriendly way but it’s...

I don’t mean this in an unfriendly way but it’s quite overload.

You’ve posted perhaps 200 odd badges for comment in 3 or 4 days. Most threads or discussions focus on one or maybe a handful of...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-05-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 280
Posted By Luke H
The taper looks a bit harsh for an original FN. I...

The taper looks a bit harsh for an original FN. I believe itís a restrike from the same cohort as the ENGLAND marked sliders, one shown here...
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Luke H
So it is! Quite the mutant.

So it is! Quite the mutant.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 08-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 280
Posted By Luke H
Both Manchester’s and Brecknockshire are fakes. ...

Both Manchester’s and Brecknockshire are fakes.

The Sussex is from the FN die which has been restruck. I’d need the slider cleaned up and better pics to say for sure.

The rest look fine.

The...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Luke H
Yet Another ĎLovelyí Badge

The ‘Ron Collection’ sadly still appears to be going strong. Today I noticed this ‘Lovely’ badge...
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 08-05-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By Luke H
I agree with Simon, quite literally a museum...

I agree with Simon, quite literally a museum piece. I could imagine seeing such a thing on the antiques roadshow and the ‘experts’ being relatively stumped and speculative with value.

You...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 08-05-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By Luke H
The 9L is a fake from the Martin Marsh catalogue...

The 9L is a fake from the Martin Marsh catalogue die. This is evident from the shape of the shape of the crown and seeding pattern on the scroll. They’re often found in brass and occasionally with...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Luke H
Yes itís always worth trying the less invasive...

Yes itís always worth trying the less invasive methods first and ramping it up if they donít work.

It could be old polish thatís hardened on if itís coming off fairly easily with a pick.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Luke H
All depends how thick and deep it is and how far...

All depends how thick and deep it is and how far you want to go.

WD40 will help neutralise it to stop it spreading and send the existing verdigris a dark brown colour, it’s most effective for...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-05-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Luke H
Awful photos but looks fine. A Friday afternoon...

Awful photos but looks fine. A Friday afternoon job by the looks with the void on the anchor loop missing.
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