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Old 17-03-20, 06:30 PM
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Good evening gents,

I know that the attached pictures are not that good but still I like to read your opinions on this "silver India Parachute Regiment cap badge".

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Old 18-03-20, 09:33 AM
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Just from the photographs, I would have thought that it is another example of the very many spurious badges that sadly now exist.


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Good evening gents,

I know that the attached pictures are not that good but still I like to read your opinions on this "silver India Parachute Regiment cap badge".

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Old 18-03-20, 12:41 PM
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I would say this is a die-struck fake that has it's hollow back filled with cheap metal to give it a cast appearance. Attached is an example of an original Indian made badge.
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Old 18-03-20, 03:53 PM
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Luc, Frank,

Thank you very much for your opinions.
I won't bid on this one then.

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Old 18-03-20, 08:18 PM
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Interestingly, it has that mark to it's reverse, I would have thought the badge was die cast, if so, the mark, if embossed, would have been stamped into the die.

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Old 18-03-20, 08:47 PM
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Frank, do you mean the "stg silver" stamped to the rear? It is a most unusual mark and I do not recall seeing it before.

The crack that is seen next to the crown is not something that I have seen on a British made silver badge. It is more typical for a cast badge using a green sand mould normally associated with Middle East or Indian production.
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Old 22-03-20, 01:04 PM
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There's an identical badge in the spartan shop.
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Marinus,

I am intrigued to know why you have a Manchester Grammar School lapel badge as your avatar?

Are you an ex pupil?

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Old 22-03-20, 01:34 PM
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Simon,

I'm not an ex pupil but I do like the motto of the school.
It's hallmarked Birmingham 1908 and Rod Flood has one in his shop with the same number stamped.
That one is hallmarked 1942 though.

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Old 22-03-20, 01:38 PM
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Marinus,

Thanks for that, I used to have one exactly the same, I think I ascertained they were prefects badges and not related to the OTC which was my interest so i sold it on.

A lovely little badge and very well made.

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Old 22-03-20, 01:52 PM
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Simon,

Thank you for your information.
I've send an email to the MGS for information and will share their response here when they reply.

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an Aligarh example, the acquisition of a RAF chap involved with Indian airborne forces
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Old 23-03-20, 04:02 PM
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That's a stunner, Silverwash!
Thank you for sharing.

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Old 27-03-20, 09:29 PM
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an Aligarh example
And what a beautiful example it is! I would love to add one to my collection.
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