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Old 05-03-21, 07:51 AM
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I have never actually seen a single example like that before, they tend to have a circular, or, on occasion, a rectangular hole, although, I have seen a similar Welsh Regiment without a hole.


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Most ‘original’ and ‘genuine’ badges on eBay in fact aren’t. Sellers descriptions can work both ways. Buy every badge on its merits not on who the seller is or their story/description.

Note the small protrusion of metal on the (viewers) left plume from the front. This is seen on all the genuine curly scroll type, even the one is Alan’s album - https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ictureid=62188 . Both badges are from the same die.
Looks like these two badges were produced from the same dies, albeit a little more definition to the reverse of the scroll.
One small sweat hole, to the rear of the coronet (badge picked up at Granta Stamps & Coins, Magdelene Bridge, Cambridge, June 1991).
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Old 08-03-21, 04:26 PM
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Very typical circular hole evident with this example!



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Looks like these two badges were produced from the same dies, albeit a little more definition to the reverse of the scroll.
One small sweat hole, to the rear of the coronet (badge picked up at Granta Stamps & Coins, Magdelene Bridge, Cambridge, June 1991).
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Old 09-03-21, 01:12 PM
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It is very interesting to note the regimental associations display of cap badges, which includes a white metal crown variant as well as an Indian made example of this badge.
They state that "there is widespread evidence of the use of the rolled badge by both officers and soldiers during the Great War" the terms "rolled" and "wavy" are used by them to distinguish between the straight or "hanging" scroll ends of the Ich Dien motto used upon the original pattern.
It is also particularly interesting to note the reproductions of the cap badges, including the rolled wavy scroll badge that is the subject of this thread, I assume it is perhaps an example of their own badge that are available for £5 each.
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Looks like these two badges were produced from the same dies, albeit a little more definition to the reverse of the scroll.
One small sweat hole, to the rear of the coronet (badge picked up at Granta Stamps & Coins, Magdelene Bridge, Cambridge, June 1991).
Here's my example.
Identical strike marks on the lower title,but no sweat hole behind the coronet.
There's a brazing flash between the I & E. A poor quality badge,along the lines of a Lambourne item.
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