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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 16-09-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Frank Kelley
Certainly not expensive, but, I don't think, just...

Certainly not expensive, but, I don't think, just from the photographs, which are not the best, that I will really be happy with either.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-09-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think, from the photographs, that the first two...

I think, from the photographs, that the first two badges in post seven are completely spurious, they appear to be brand new rather than over a century old.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 12-09-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would certainly be very unhappy with the...

I would certainly be very unhappy with the example in the original post, I have yet to see one with an acceptable provenance.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 02-09-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Frank Kelley
Very bad feelings indeed, just at a glance at the...

Very bad feelings indeed, just at a glance at the obverse, the crown is not of the shape you would expect to see on any original.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 31-08-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,502
Posted By Frank Kelley
Okay, so reading this, all original badges worn...

Okay, so reading this, all original badges worn by all ranks of the regiment were actually die cast and only ever manufactured by Gaunt?
If so I would still like to know where that information came...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 31-08-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,502
Posted By Frank Kelley
So reading between the lines, it appears to be...

So reading between the lines, it appears to be suggested in this thread that the rank and file all wore officers die cast cap badges and collars, if that was the case, why are they so scarce and...
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 31-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would regard it as a copy.

From the photographs, I would regard it as a copy.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 30-08-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think that I would be absolutely delighted with...

I think that I would be absolutely delighted with those for a tenner.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 30-08-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,502
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would have thought from the photographs that...

I would have thought from the photographs that this particular example is a die cast officers badge that started life as a collar, the original rankers badges are very finely die struck from thin...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-08-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Frank Kelley
£29 quid!:eek:

£29 quid!:eek:
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 27-08-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Frank Kelley
From the photographs, I would agree that the 8th...

From the photographs, I would agree that the 8th Hussars stands a chance, but, you will certainly be able to get better.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 23-08-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Frank Kelley
I think there are two doughnuts in this case, ...

I think there are two doughnuts in this case, the seller being the first.
Dealers who deliberately sell their wares knowing full well what they are doing are indeed to be best avoided.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 21-08-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Frank Kelley
Sorry for late reply, I think that the second is...

Sorry for late reply, I think that the second is completely spurious, given the materials used.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 21-08-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Frank Kelley
You do, on occasion, encounter rather crude die...

You do, on occasion, encounter rather crude die struck OSD badges that are completely original, but, I would always say that they are best avoided, just from the photographs I would not want that...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Frank Kelley
Of very recent manufacture and completely...

Of very recent manufacture and completely spurious.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 18-08-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Frank Kelley
I thought it odd simply because, at a glance, the...

I thought it odd simply because, at a glance, the plumes appear not to match the scroll and yes, not an example that I would want, although I am certainly not a purist!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 18-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Frank Kelley
I like the first example, very nice!

I like the first example, very nice!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-08-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Frank Kelley
In another tread I did give my opinion that...

In another tread I did give my opinion that everyone should have one of these beautiful badges, I have five, but, condition is an issue, with the exception of those that were turned into sweetheart...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Frank Kelley
As stated this particular example is in it's...

As stated this particular example is in it's original condition from Elkington's, they have thick silver wire loops rather than gilding metal and are very distinctive, the "crackling" was caused by...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 17-08-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,298
Posted By Frank Kelley
Just from the photographs, I agree with Luke, I...

Just from the photographs, I agree with Luke, I certainly don't think you need to worry about that one!
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 16-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Frank Kelley
This is an example as manufactured, in it's...

This is an example as manufactured, in it's original state.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-08-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Frank Kelley
I would certainly be interested to see a single...

I would certainly be interested to see a single example in it's original condition that did not have NS loops!
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Frank Kelley
Get your money back if offered and bought as...

Get your money back if offered and bought as original, the 26th Hussars were not yeomanry.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 15-08-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Frank Kelley
Sadly not in it's original condition, it's whole...

Sadly not in it's original condition, it's whole reverse appears to have been messed about with, it may well have been filed, a great shame.
Forum: Cavalry, Yeomanry, Tank/RAC Badges 15-08-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Frank Kelley
Examples with blades were made as cap badges.

Examples with blades were made as cap badges.
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