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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
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 Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
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 Yesterday, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
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: 171
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: 326
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: 326
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: 171
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: 353
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: 385
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...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-03-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Luke H
Actually Berkshire Imperial Yeomanry I believe,...

Actually Berkshire Imperial Yeomanry I believe, but broken.

Note the flat line at 6 o’clock on the scroll. This is where the I.Y. letters would have been attached, their breaking has left a flat...
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 25-03-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Luke H
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-special-forces-...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-special-forces-SBS-special-boat-service-beret-cloth-patch-SAS-ww2/362951227328?hash=item54819437c0:g:-UgAAOSwXj1ednLM

I see one of eBay’s most prevalent...
Forum: General Topics. 25-03-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By Luke H
Huge thank you to you and your team Dean. Keep up...

Huge thank you to you and your team Dean. Keep up the great work and good luck.

Good health,
Luke
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-03-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Luke H
No it’s genuine. The slider shape, strong crimp...

No it’s genuine. The slider shape, strong crimp line and crown voids are reminiscent of a badge produced by the manufacturer F.E. Woodward.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-03-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Luke H
Think I see where you’re going JT ;) . The crown...

Think I see where you’re going JT ;) . The crown voids too have potential.
Cheers,
Luke
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 24-03-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Luke H
Itís absolutely fine. Not the finest quality...

Itís absolutely fine. Not the finest quality example but as Mark says a good one.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-03-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Luke H
Thanks very much for the Gaunt tablet RE Malc,...

Thanks very much for the Gaunt tablet RE Malc, absolutely lovely badge and great service as always.

The 75th badge in KK plus those sold by Bosleyís and the nice looking ones Iíve seen do not have...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-03-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Luke H
Thanks very much John.

Thanks very much John.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-03-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Luke H
I agree with Steve an absolute plethora of fakes....

I agree with Steve an absolute plethora of fakes. Heís just listed a broken repro Home Guard Auxiliary Units for £400... just about sums up this dealer in my opinion.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-03-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Luke H
Very occasionally lists a nice piece at a good...

Very occasionally lists a nice piece at a good price but all too often has masses of repros and many over priced items.

If your purchase arrives at all or in one piece is another matter too.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-03-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By Luke H
Theyíre all from the same die. Look at the...

Theyíre all from the same die.

Look at the loops of the top one you think is good (first 3 pics). Dustbin lid feet, no WW1 loop ever looked like that.

As to the silver badge on worthpoint it...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-03-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Luke H
Very pleased to snare this one even if it did...

Very pleased to snare this one even if it did make the eyes water a bit.

Having discussed this E-W looped WM version with Keith at greater length he’s of the opinion the E-W badge is very likely...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 20-03-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,999
Posted By Luke H
Julian, The badge is a fake. Afraid you need...

Julian,

The badge is a fake. Afraid you need to alter to your notes to officers collar badges and fakes having the gap.

If you were an ornithologist you’d note the eagle has a beak like a...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 20-03-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Luke H
Can’t help with what the badge is unfortunately...

Can’t help with what the badge is unfortunately but I can tell you it’s actually a coronet and not a QVC, the 4th/7th were formed in 1922.
Forum: General Topics. 20-03-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Luke H
It’s a noble idea that sounds wonderful in theory...

It’s a noble idea that sounds wonderful in theory but in practice I think moderating every Wikipedia page in every language is probably a smaller task than your proposal.

What is classed ‘fact’ is...
Forum: General Topics. 20-03-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Luke H
Absolutely agree Tim. Had crossed my mind to...

Absolutely agree Tim. Had crossed my mind to create a thread highlighting his wonderful artwork too before stumbling across this one.

James’s drawings I think are fantastic in every aspect from...
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