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Old 27-06-19, 06:41 PM
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Surprisingly after a decade there still doesnít seem to be a thread on the badges of the Warwickshire Imperial Yeomanry.

Does anyone have a known genuine badge to show?

The third attached image is of a yeomanry article which shows badges in the collection of renowned yeomanry collector Keith Hook.

I recently bought the attached GM badge shown based on the photo of Badge 3 in the article in the hope itís a genuine IY badge. Does anyone have an opinion on if this is an IY badge and if itís genuine?

Although the bearís eyes look like heís done a shift in a glue factory I feel there are many good points about the badge. Firstly this badge is very different from the common fakes and seldom seen. The proportions of the limbs are better and fur much finer. Additionally the badge is a good strike with nice thickness.

Iím quietly confident itís genuine but if not feel free to shatter my dream as it only cost £1.71.

Also note Badge 1 is from the same die as the Warwickshire IY badge illustrated in K&K, however, Keith Hook identifies it as a slouch hat badge. After much scouring of the interweb I found only a single picture of a badge from this die which was in silver.

Any comments welcome.
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Old 13-07-19, 02:47 PM
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Also been given the thumbs up on this one by Keith Hook.
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Old 04-12-19, 09:02 PM
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Hello Luke, and others,
I would be grateful for comment on the attached badges.
The one on the left is silver, or silver plated.
The one on the right is similar to your badge shown but has 2 lugs East-West.
Perhaps Keith Hook may like to comment.
Thanks, John
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Old 04-12-19, 09:21 PM
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One on the left is a fake. One on the right is a very lovely slouch hat badge.

The only other one I’ve ever seen, apart from the picture in K&K, is in Keith’s collection. Why it is looped E-W I’m not sure. The size also matches.

Keith’s HM silver officer’s and sp NCO badges do have E-W fixings but they’re die cast whereas yours is die stamped, again exactly like the OR slouch hat badge. Should you ever want to part with it please let me know.

The slouch hat badge was worn with a rosette which comprised a white centre and dark blue outer.
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One on the left is a fake. One on the right is a very lovely slouch hat badge.

The only other one Iíve ever seen, apart from the picture in K&K, is in Keithís collection. Why it is looped E-W Iím not sure. The size also matches.

Keithís HM silver officerís and sp NCO badges do have E-W fixings but theyíre die cast whereas yours is die stamped, again exactly like the OR slouch hat badge. Should you ever want to part with it please let me know.

The slouch hat badge was worn with a rosette which comprised a white centre and dark blue outer.
Many Thanks for your valuable comments, Luke.
I had my doubts about the "WARWICKSHIRE I Y" badge, although it looks very attractive.
I will keep you in mind, thanks.
John
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While not IY, here is my tiny Warwick Yeomanry OSD badge, replete with mini slider. I think I have seen only one other like it over the years.
I think the slider was dictated by it's size as blades would be to large to fit to it. The smallest badge I have.

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