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Old 05-09-14, 05:48 AM
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I would also like to see dark solder on the slider and not it being the same colour as the metal used.

The reason for this is that A/A badge solder does not absorb the dye used in colouring the badges. Far all I know this badge could be made from a similar looking material to A/A as per many CCF badges. If it is a similar 'tin' material then the solder will be the same colour as the rear of the badge.

I would also like to see the maker mark to ensure it is as per period and not a modern fake. I would also want to see that the mark was applied before anodising and colour dyeing viz: without fracture lines emanating from the maker mark letters a sign that the mark was added after manufacture and would be a fake.

Mike, I hope you understand the level of investigation needed to OK what would be a very rare piece.


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