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Old 08-04-21, 07:57 PM
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an odd one, a duffer I assume but not seen another

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-WELSH...IAAOSwFbdeLFiz
I now find myself using the phrase 'jewels like donuts' on the crown.

Hope i am learning.

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Old 08-04-21, 10:10 PM
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I now find myself using the phrase 'jewels like donuts' on the crown.
A great turn of phrase!!!!
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Gents, as a slight aside, I have only ever found 2 makers for the RRW cap badge in anodised alluminium:- Firmins and the London Badge & Button Company (LB&B). They have distinctive die variations:-

LB&B:-
. Deeper cuts separating the plumes at the top.
. Smaller jewells on the crown and clear in the centres.
. The 'Ich Dien' scroll can be found fully seeded on some examples.
. Marked 'LB&B' on rear or unmarked.

FIRMIN:-
. Shallow cuts to plume ends.
. Larger (donut jewells, sic Cam) on crown with striations inside.
. Scroll not found seeded
. Marked 'Firmin & Sons', 'FIRMIN' or 'F&S' (latter found in a Firmin bag dated 13.2.06 - interestingly made less than a month before the RRW ended)

I have both an all gold and an all silver example - clearly unfinished/errors. Both are unmarked LB&B examples.

For interests sake chaps. Be interested if anyone has other variations.

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Old 09-04-21, 04:32 AM
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Gents, as a slight aside, I have only ever found 2 makers for the RRW cap badge in anodised alluminium:- Firmins and the London Badge & Button Company (LB&B). They have distinctive die variations:-

LB&B:-
. Deeper cuts separating the plumes at the top.
. Smaller jewells on the crown and clear in the centres.
. The 'Ich Dien' scroll can be found fully seeded on some examples.
. Marked 'LB&B' on rear or unmarked.

FIRMIN:-
. Shallow cuts to plume ends.
. Larger (donut jewells, sic Cam) on crown with striations inside.
. Scroll not found seeded
. Marked 'Firmin & Sons', 'FIRMIN' or 'F&S' (latter found in a Firmin bag dated 13.2.06 - interestingly made less than a month before the RRW ended)

I have both an all gold and an all silver example - clearly unfinished/errors. Both are unmarked LB&B examples.

For interests sake chaps. Be interested if anyone has other variations.

Bess
Is there a new metal version?
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Old 09-04-21, 04:47 AM
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Jerry, there is. If you look at my third pic of the group, new metal is bottom left - with the Royal Welsh shaped backing). It appears to be from the LB&B die.

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Old 09-04-21, 05:02 AM
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Jerry, there is. If you look at my third pic of the group, new metal is bottom left - with the Royal Welsh shaped backing). It appears to be from the LB&B die.

All the best

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Thanks, I have one, but wanted to check that is what it is.

here are mine, though I have another in the post
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Old 09-04-21, 06:07 AM
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Jerry, if you're looking for variations, I'll check my spares. I'll drop you a PM if I have anything.

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Bess,
A few other examples for you.
1st & 2nd from top left - Welsh Brigade Officer’s bullion beret and silver cap badges. This last appears to be unmarked silver rather than plated and is marked for J.R.Gaunt London.
1st & 2nd from left second row - Officer’s s&g fully hall marked for London 1991, maker SER, and Officer’s frosted s&g. This last is unmarked but came with the effects of an ACF Captain.
The a/a examples are the same as yours with the addition of the far right which is unmarked, very good detail and looks to be from the Firmin die.
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Old 09-04-21, 08:45 AM
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Nice Kevin. The Brigade bullion officers beret badge is nice.
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One I forgot about. RRW Officer’s bullion beret badge.
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One I forgot about. RRW Officer’s bullion beret badge.
It's in better condition than the one I have on a
beret manufactured circa 1979 - 1985.
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Old 09-04-21, 10:15 AM
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Leigh, yours would be described as 'ally as f#@k' though . . .
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My Welsh Brigade and RRW officers bullion embroidered beret badges.

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Bullion RRofWales on no2 cap and welsh brigade or something else?
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Royal Welsh new metal on beret
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