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Old 01-10-21, 07:46 PM
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Default 14th/20th King's Hussars

I hope I am not being a pest but I am after some information on a 14th/20th King's Hussars blackened A/A badge with the head facing right. and the orb and sceptre held differently.

Is this an original cap badge or a fake or a manufacturer's error?

Maker's mark: Firmin. London
Thank you in anticipation.

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Old 01-10-21, 07:53 PM
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The seller is a member of this forum and someone who I consider especially knowledgeable on AA’s. I’m sure he can answer all your questions on it as well as anyone can.
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A scarce version, but probably a manufacturer’s error?
See
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=71554

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Old 01-10-21, 08:32 PM
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Hi Ian,
Thanks Tim for putting a link for members to look at. There is also another thread which covers this strange bird. If you search under the thread "14th /20th Hussars (head facing right)" you will get some more info.
Apologies I can't remember how to put a link on the message!

My personal opinion is that is a Firmin manufacturers error.
There I suspect there may have been a short run of these made before someone realised there had been a cock up!

Still, a scarce anodised "Hawk" and one that is not found in many collections.

Would appreciate if members wouldn't use my pictures on their posts on the Forum.
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Old 01-10-21, 08:36 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I will contact the seller as suggested.
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Old 01-10-21, 08:41 PM
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Thank you for your reply. I will contact the seller as suggested.
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Colin (ukbrits) who answered you above is the seller and proprietor of Steady The Buffs Militaria.

I’ve had many dealings with Colin and have always been very happy, he’s also as honest as they come.
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Old 01-10-21, 08:43 PM
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Hi Colin,
Thank you for your comments. As a fairly new collector I was trying to get some info on what to me is a very interesting badge.

I apologise if I have offended you by using your photos. I only used them to help me with my query.

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Old 01-10-21, 08:47 PM
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Luke H,
I just asked a question about a badge that was new to me and different to the one I was aware of. At no time have I doubted the seller's integrity or even mentioned him in my query.
I have already apologised to Colin for the use of his photos.
Sorry if I have upset anyone else on this Forum. Amazing what a simple question can lead to.
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Here is a link to the other thread
https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=52964

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Hi Ian,
No problem at all Gents - enjoy the hobby. I know I do!
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Old 01-10-21, 08:57 PM
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Luke H,
I just asked a question about a badge that was new to me and different to the one I was aware of. At no time have I doubted the seller's integrity or even mentioned him in my query.
I have already apologised to Colin for the use of his photos.
Sorry if I have upset anyone else on this Forum. Amazing what a simple question can lead to.
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You seem to be a post behind Ian in your replies to me and Colin.

I think you’ve taken offence to my comments where none is intended. I’m certainly not upset and did not say that you doubted anyone’s integrity.

Merely my last sentence was me simply summing up my own experiences and observations.

Now I think we should leave it there.
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Old 01-10-21, 09:08 PM
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Luke H,
Just before we leave it there one final comment. I have bought quite a number of items from Colin and I have always been very satisfied with them. In fact Colin has been very helpful when he inadvertently sent me the wrong item. All I wanted was infornmtion on a badge that I was unaware existed.

Now we can leave it at that.

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Old 02-10-21, 12:10 AM
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With this badge,i always wondered if they used the 6GR arm badge die in error or the one half of the old 14/20th collar die
in error.
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6 GR arm badge - silver anodised

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6 GR arm badge - silver anodised

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This also turns up on slider, I don't know whether it's a genuine or made for collectors job.

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