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Old 15-01-22, 10:47 AM
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Hi All
I just picked up this KC conductor's badge. It was cheap so no problem if it is fake but I'd like opinions please. The actual badge looks good to me but it looks like it was made yesterday and the backing also looks new. Any ideas whether it is original or not?
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Old 15-01-22, 12:50 PM
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Alex,

Looks an original unworn mint example.

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Old 16-01-22, 06:17 AM
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Thanks Simon, that's what I was hoping.
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Old 16-01-22, 07:51 AM
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Agree with Simon. Probably more Conductor badges were manufactured than there ever were Conductors! Changed to QC and anodised patterns in the mid 1950s.

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Old 16-01-22, 09:00 AM
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There was a rash of Conductors mint condition metal badges with backing plates on the market: about 20 years ago.
I picked a blackened one, though I've no idea if any unit wore such a badge.
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Hence the phrase new old stock, I guess There was a flurry of the blue plastic economy Royal Marine collars a few years ago. I would imagine someone found a giant unopened box. . . . .they literally looked like they were made yesterday.
Interesting Alex
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The badge of course is also used by Master Gunner RA with the inclusion of Gun RA

and Pre 1965 by Staff Sergeant Major First Class RASC
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Old 16-01-22, 10:46 AM
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The RM plastic collar dogs are still knocking around at £5 a pair on ebay.
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Old 16-01-22, 09:03 PM
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Hence the phrase new old stock, I guess There was a flurry of the blue plastic economy Royal Marine collars a few years ago. I would imagine someone found a giant unopened box. . . . .they literally looked like they were made yesterday.
Interesting Alex
It’s was a lot more than one box, in the early 1990s several trade boxes of 144 collar badges turned up.
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Old 16-01-22, 09:21 PM
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The blackened badge referred to in post no. 5:
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