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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
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: 12
Views: 307
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: 136
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: 691
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: 252
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: 252
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: 252
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: 374
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: 486
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: 267
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: 316
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: 1,991
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: 486
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: 1,991
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: 180
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: 305
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: 185
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...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 19-03-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,874
Posted By Luke H
I really donít believe it is a souvenir piece for...

I really donít believe it is a souvenir piece for several reasons.

Firstly if it was a bespoke finished souvenir I would have thought a conversion to a broach would be very likely for non-service...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 19-03-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,991
Posted By Luke H
Just seen this. Sorry Andrew but itís definitely...

Just seen this. Sorry Andrew but itís definitely a fake. Itís the Ďtoucaní bird type repro and also note the footed loops.
Forum: Off topic 19-03-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Luke H
With signed-for packages my regular postman...

With signed-for packages my regular postman always signs for it himself and puts it through my door when Iím out to save me a trips to the depot. When I spoke to him about it he said posties can...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-03-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,874
Posted By Luke H
Interesting thread and debate which I missed...

Interesting thread and debate which I missed first time round during my lost-weekend away from the hobby.

Great photo Frank shows in post #11 highlighting the various tones of the badges worn.
...
Forum: General Topics. 18-03-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Luke H
Thanks Chris. Was great to see Wilf was able to...

Thanks Chris. Was great to see Wilf was able to help out and immediately reduce your wants list by 50%.

Maybe the mods can put a ‘pinned’ wanted ad for the remaining badge in the classified’s as...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 17-03-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Luke H
Only 5 years late but to put this one to bed. The...

Only 5 years late but to put this one to bed. The badge is made from the fake Manchester Regiment die as sold in the Martin Marsh catalogues. Image attached shows an identical badge but with an...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-03-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Luke H
The second badge is the ‘star gazer’ repro.

The second badge is the ‘star gazer’ repro.
Forum: Other Military Topics 16-03-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,444
Posted By Luke H
How fascinating. Welcome to the forum. Can you...

How fascinating. Welcome to the forum. Can you tell us your side and what you saw please?

Would you know what the Ďnumber of irregularities of a substantial natureí were at the trials that saw...
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