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Old 16-01-22, 09:05 PM
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Hi all,

I'm fairly new to collecting badges and was blissfully unaware of fakes until recently. I've gone back through the badges I've bought so far and I've attached a couple I'm unsure of, would anyone be able to give their thoughts on the ones I've attached?

26th Hussars - Whilst the details on this one look quite good, there's a bit of a bump on the left wing and the lugs on the back are quite narrow which make me a bit nervous.

DLI & E Yorks - I bought these from the same seller at a car boot sale with a few other things. Both have a 'B P & Co Ld B'Ham' makers mark on the slider (I think he had another DLI for sale without though). Both of these have little marks of a pinky-white chalky stuff in the crevices of the badges, I'm not sure if this is old polish or maybe something else? (Hopefully not from when they were faked!)

Tank Corps - This one looks alright, but it looks cast rather than stamped, the design of the tank (placement of the rivets and such) is different from other examples I've seen and I haven't seen many other examples with lugs. Is this a bazaar copy maybe or something else entirely?

Scottish Horse Yeomanry - I only bought this yesterday, it looks really nice to me but I've noticed a slight makers flaw on the first 'T' in 'Scott' and a bit of a step on the left side of the St Andrews cross. This is the only one I have with a Gaunt makers plate on the reverse too. It matches with other examples I've seen online, but are those fakes too?

Many thanks for your time!
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Old 16-01-22, 09:16 PM
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The 26H is fake.

Both Bodill Parker & Co marks appear correct, nice badges.

The die cast RTC is similar to a ‘retreating’ version I once owned, very good quality. I presumed it to be NCO or privately purchased variant.

Scottish Horse has been restruck from the original die but yours is fine.
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Old 16-01-22, 09:30 PM
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Hi Luke thank you very much for your reply - I feel a lot better knowing that I haven't been duped, for the most part anyway!

I did have my doubts about the 26H badge - can I ask how you knew it was a fake for future reference?
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Old 16-01-22, 10:20 PM
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Here’s an old photo, courtesy of Alan O, pointing out some of the more notable points / flaws. You can add rounded ToysRus letter ends to its rap sheet too. However, the sceptre’s excess fillet of metal is probably most obvious to the eye.

A genuine badge shown on green background.

There are several useful threads on the forum about these badges.
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Old 17-01-22, 03:30 AM
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These kinds of threads are always so beneficial and helpful. I always appreciate hem.

Terry
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Old 17-01-22, 12:25 PM
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Thank you again Luke, that's really helpful - I noticed that my fake is exactly the same as the example on your post, no doubt someone is cranking them out somewhere. I'll be more careful in future, thanks again!
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