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Old 14-05-21, 12:10 PM
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Default Hall marked silver badges

Just received the latest MHS Bulletin and was interested to see the paragraph in the attached photo from the Chairman’s Notes.

I wonder why these badges would be made if not to deceive collectors ?

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Old 14-05-21, 03:36 PM
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Good to know and keep in mind!

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Old 14-05-21, 04:20 PM
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This will be regarding what that guy in Knighton amongst others is selling on e..y.

One of the 3 HM silver Rifles cap badges I have has no year stamp. I'm happy it's totally legit,but still I'd like to know what year it is. The earliest it can be is 2007,The other two are 2019 and 2020.
So it would appear that the year stamp is back in use, at least in the Bham assaye office.
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Old 14-05-21, 04:35 PM
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Why would obsolete cap badges be made in silver with modern hallmarks?

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Old 14-05-21, 05:45 PM
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I to have received my copy of the MHS Bulletin, I am surprised that anyone would buy a hallmarked obsolete badge without a date stamp.

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Old 14-05-21, 05:54 PM
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Indeed. They are being sold openly as reproductions. The issue will arise when others sell them on and are less honest regards their origins.
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Indeed. They are being sold openly as reproductions. The issue will arise when others sell them on and are less honest regards their origins.
Thank you. The MHS entry seemed a bit vague.

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Since 1999 date letters have no longer been a requirement although they do turn up: it may be as simple as the assayer having a POETS day and trying to save time.

Also, it should be remembered that the hall mark is to guarantee the metal purity, not that the item itself is "genuine".

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