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Old 09-09-20, 04:04 PM
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Hi Robert, There are any number of fake / copy badges out there. Croft and Bondy were two of the most prolific and documented copiers. But anyone can make a fake. There are vendors on ebay from Macedonia/Greece/Roumania/Bulgaria plus several other mostly eastern European locations that have for some reason quite an inventory of CEF cap badges. (sarcasm) Anyone can make a fake, but the quality varies considerably.
Some copies are scary good, others are terrible. Once 3D printers get into the "wrong" hands, there will be some very good fakes.
A suggestion. As you seem to be getting very serious about the hobby, I would suggest building a file on your devices with images of copy badges.
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