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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 04:17 PM
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Posted By High Wood
The King's badge has the appearance of having...

The King's badge has the appearance of having been sewn around its entire edge with a sewing machine which is not the usual method of attaching cloth badges to slouch hats. It has probably been...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By High Wood
He also has a "Named WW1 the Somme France dated...

He also has a "Named WW1 the Somme France dated linen back trench front line British map" which, whilst authentic, may have been wrongly attributed. Unless of course, the original owner's name was...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By High Wood
King's Regiment Chindit slouch hat.

Another dodgy slouch hat from the infinite expanse of grandfather's attic. Apart from anything else, how can he possibly attribute it to the 1st battalion when both the 1st and 13th battalions were...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
The badge in the original post is being returned...

The badge in the original post is being returned to the seller this morning for a full refund.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
Agreed, an excellent example.

Agreed, an excellent example.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-08-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By High Wood
Phill, so effectively they are unofficial...

Phill,

so effectively they are unofficial souvenirs and never worn on uniform?

Thank you for your informative reply.

Simon
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-08-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By High Wood
You will have taken a holiday in Blackpool then?

You will have taken a holiday in Blackpool then?
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By High Wood
Fair enough, but it uses the basic H.P.C. and has...

Fair enough, but it uses the basic H.P.C. and has had a slider rather than loops fitted.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
If you don't mind me saying so, your badge does...

If you don't mind me saying so, your badge does have rather wide spacing between the letters of South Africa but looking at Wilf's examples that appears to be the norm.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-08-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By High Wood
I am very pleased that it is not just me then.

I am very pleased that it is not just me then.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By High Wood
This is probably the daftest questions that I...

This is probably the daftest questions that I have ever asked but someone has to ask it.

Why do the Special Forces wear insignia that identifies them as Special Forces if, for what ever valid...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
So it would seem that there are two authentic...

So it would seem that there are two authentic versions of the 23rd London cap badge one with South Africa 1900-2 and another with South Africa 1900-02 and at least one type of poor quality fake with...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
And yet Orasot's 1916 Economy badge appears to be...

And yet Orasot's 1916 Economy badge appears to be from the same die as mine.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2842&pictureid=125267
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
Orasot has both both variants of the bi metal...

Orasot has both both variants of the bi metal badge and both of a higher quality than my example.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=2842&pictureid=125274
...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
The example in Chipper's album appears to have...

The example in Chipper's album appears to have been struck from the same die as mine.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/album.php?albumid=3100&pictureid=136219
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
In this example from Cam's album the L of London...

In this example from Cam's album the L of London is directly in line with the lower point of the star, the Rd of the 23rd is underlined as is the N of battalion and the space between the star points...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
It may sound heretical but I do not believe K&K...

It may sound heretical but I do not believe K&K are infallible. Does anyone have an example of the 1900-02 bi-metal badge without the faults that they can post?
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
Several forum members appear to have identical...

Several forum members appear to have identical badges in their albums. I am wondering if the genuine 23rd Battalion London Regiment badges have the honour South Africa 1900-02 rather than the South...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
Note the distorted 3 and the too large gap...

Note the distorted 3 and the too large gap between the B and the N and the T of REGt squeezed in at the end of the middle section of the title scroll.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
Secondly, the poor quality of the letters and...

Secondly, the poor quality of the letters and numbers within the circlet. Note the faults around the letters S, O, U and H and the poor definition of the F, C and A. Note the odd position of the 2,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
Firstly, the badge is as flat as a pancake and...

Firstly, the badge is as flat as a pancake and could only reasonably be worn on a field service cap. So from any time between 1908 and the introduction of the peaked service cap before the Great War...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By High Wood
23rd Battalion London Regiment

A recently purchased cap badge which I now believe to be a poor quality fake.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By High Wood
It is a Royal Sussex Regiment H.P.C. that has...

It is a Royal Sussex Regiment H.P.C. that has been converted to a pagri badge. It was probably worn in India during the Great War.

1st Battalion
August 1914 : in Peshawar. Part of 1st (Peshawar)...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 21-08-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By High Wood
Gloucestershire Regiment Slouch hat 1944.

Another gem from the loft that keeps on giving, "Original ww2 1944 dated Burma Gloucestershire regt British slouch jungle hat".

Well the liner is certainly not original to the hat. Leather sweat...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 202
Posted By High Wood
I actually think that it is a cat fish but Howard...

I actually think that it is a cat fish but Howard Cole says that it is dog fish.
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