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Old 10-10-19, 06:33 PM
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Default Sas insignia

May I please have opinions on these 3 SAS related insignia.

Original or fake?
WW2 or post-war?
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Old 10-10-19, 06:34 PM
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Old 10-10-19, 06:48 PM
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I like the wing, very nice!


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Old 10-10-19, 07:00 PM
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wing looks good, beret badges not so
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Old 10-10-19, 07:12 PM
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Is the wing the so called 1944 pattern?

Indeed the beret badges are weird, although one clearly has some age to it.
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Old 10-10-19, 08:04 PM
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Is the wing the so called 1944 pattern?

Indeed the beret badges are weird, although one clearly has some age to it.
thatís called artificial ageing
The two beret badges are fakes
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Old 10-10-19, 08:12 PM
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Thank you for the comments
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Old 10-10-19, 08:50 PM
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Hello, How do they artificially age it?
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Old 11-10-19, 03:50 AM
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Yes the wing is WW2 era.

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Old 11-10-19, 07:38 AM
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Hello, How do they artificially age it?
Hello Trog,

They can put it through a washing machine, rub it on a rough surface to pull a few threads, stain it with tea, I think the processes are endless for adding an aged, 'salty', used look to cloth items.

I wouldn't be surprised if you could replicate mothing by applying a controlled flame to areas of the cloth.

Of course it helps if you put a couple of loose threads in prior to going through the processes, looks like its been removed from a uniform then.

Fortunately the forum cloth specialists can usually identify the fakes and forgeries.

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Old 11-10-19, 08:32 AM
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Yes, most people do usually refer to it, they were made here, from an ordnance sealed pattern, there is less variation, unlike the earlier examples that were far more of a cottage industry being produced on campaign.
I like them very much, the only other thing I would add would be not to pay too much, a huge number were made, they are not rare.


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Indeed the beret badges are weird, although one clearly has some age to it.
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Old 11-10-19, 04:35 PM
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Hello Keith

Good to know. I am new to all this, so need to know what to watch out for.

Thanks and kind regards

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The beret badges are fakes. The wing is the ww2 1944 pattern . The wings have also been worn after the war by 21stSAS.

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Old 06-11-19, 12:50 PM
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From the same source another SAS wing but I think this one is post war or a copy? The front looks good but the back is different

Above the original posted earlier
Below the new one
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Old 06-11-19, 02:47 PM
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Looks correct , post war 1960/70s
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