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Old 14-04-18, 02:38 AM
Wayne Ihaka Wayne Ihaka is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 137

according to the main reference for NZ reinforcemnt badges - Lowe- this frame type was used for 11 to 16 reinforcements

the number was simply sweated onto the frame.

post WW1 to satisfy the collector market badges were created to fill the gap for badges that were never actully issued....there were do reinforcement cap badges prior to the 5th reinforcements nad they only started to becoem common from 9th onwards - 6th, 7th & 8th are quite rare

I would say these badges upto number 10 are post WW1 manufactures for the collectors - saying that they are still nearly 100 years old

I don't believe they are post WW2 or modern badges.
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