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Old 11-02-21, 11:48 AM
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Default Large 'of' anodised Ayrshire Yeomanry

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I've a couple of examples of the anodised Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge, JR Gaunt, and the long necked Smith & Wright, both Have the small 'of'.
I've seen a large 'of' on a dealers list recently, I'm sure I've read somewhere to avoid this one as it's a fake, is this true please?
Your time and help are greatly appreciated.
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Chris
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Old 11-02-21, 03:33 PM
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Chris

Not heard before that the large OF is a fake. I have attached pics of the one I have which I am quite happy with.

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Old 11-02-21, 03:58 PM
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Yea, looks good Paddy, I don't know where I got that information from, but I swear I have seen it on the forum somewhere, I must be mistaken.
Firmin slider, large 'of', another to get!
Cheers Paddy, much appreciated.
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Old 11-02-21, 04:17 PM
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Nothing wrong with a large 'Of' or the small 'of'. Just a question of age,if I recall correctly the Smith & Wright version had a small Of. This would have been an early anodised version.
Most of the other versions are large 'Of' ,there are also differences in the size of the Griffin thingy.
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Old 11-02-21, 04:39 PM
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Cheers Mike
Must have miss read it somewhere.
Another for the wants list!
Dealer asking far, far too much for it!
Chris
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Old 12-02-21, 05:42 PM
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Gents, echoing Mike, nothing fake about the large 'of' its a die variation, mine is also a Firmin London.

Purely for interests sake, attached my A.Y. set.

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Old 12-02-21, 07:18 PM
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Thank you Bess for pictures.
Annoyingly I can only find one large aa 'of' badge for sale, but the dealer wants a small fortune for it!
All gold anodised collars, are these early ones or an error? Very interesting.
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Old 12-02-21, 10:43 PM
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My large “OF” also FIRMIN LONDON

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Old 13-02-21, 10:20 AM
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Thank you Tim
Anybody want to sell, swap or trade their badge?
PM please
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Chris
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Chris, as you are discovering, the large 'of' is a fairly scarce badge and unfortunately does command easy north of £50 - if you are fortunate enough to find one!

It would appear that Fimin London may be the only maker.

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Old 15-02-21, 08:11 AM
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Thank you Bess, I had no idea, I'll keep that in mind.
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