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Old 17-01-19, 02:39 PM
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Default Identifying Fake and restrike OTC badges

With the multitude of restrikes and fakes it is a mammoth task to spot all of the copies. However in the case of OTCs they are far fewer so easier to list.
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Old 17-01-19, 02:41 PM
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Default Uppingham OTC

Uppingham OTC is from the same fake owl-eyed tiger seen on other Leicester fakes.

This comes in brass, bronze and bi-metal all from the same fake die.

The CCF still wear a similar badge in bronze.
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Old 17-01-19, 02:42 PM
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The fake die of the Leicestershire 'laughing clown faced' fake die.

Same die again.
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Old 17-01-19, 02:43 PM
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Default Gresham OTC

The 'Mr Punch' fake die of the Norfolks.
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Old 17-01-19, 02:44 PM
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Default Edinburgh UOTC (TA)

A true restrike. The only way to spot it is by the fittings.
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Old 17-01-19, 02:45 PM
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Default Stonyhurst OTC

Still being produced from what appears to be an original die. Made in white metal and also unvoided.

The CCF wear this badge in chrome.
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Old 12-04-19, 07:54 PM
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The fake die of the Leicestershire 'laughing clown faced' fake die.
Before this one wings it’s way back to whence it came here are some snaps of a different and slightly better fake Louth OTC to be aware of.

This one looks more like Mr Punch than a clown.
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Old 10-05-19, 02:58 PM
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These Cranleigh badges are sold by SRS who sell repros. The design is modern as the scroll design is incorrect. The square ends are an east tell-tale that its a fake.
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Old 10-05-19, 05:45 PM
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The utterly wrong typeface on the scrolls is another sign; too big, rounded ends, etc etc
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