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Old 24-10-22, 02:58 PM
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Hi folks

I've got this QVC APC cap badge, lugged, (pinched) but it looks bronzed in colour.

My question are.

Is this an OR's badge bronzed in colour for a Warrant Officer?
Is it just dirty?
Or is it in fact an aged fake?

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Old 24-10-22, 02:59 PM
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Old 24-10-22, 03:19 PM
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May be someone tried to remove verdigrisfrom a gm badge. This works very well with ammonia (NH3), but if you "bath" the badge in total, the base metal will turn to a dark brown bronze tone. The green copper salt is turned to a copper oxid.
This can also happen on its own over long periods of time if the appropriate environmental conditions affect the badge.
Otherwise for me it looks like an original badge.

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Its definately a GM badge that needs cleaning.

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Old 24-10-22, 03:41 PM
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Thanks Markus and Simon, will give it a go.
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