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Old 08-10-18, 12:03 PM
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Thanks 3dg,

I'm certainly no expert, but I cannot see anything that would set off alarm bells for me.

I know sometimes the heads of the snakes can appear a little cartoonesque, and therefore a cause for concern.

A bit of a cop out, but I am sure more knowledgeable members will be able to offer a more rounded appraisal.

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Hopefully get another opinion to confirm.
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Old 08-10-18, 04:30 PM
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Okay, just making sure it was not a bottle of cask strength Laphroiag or similar.

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Nothing too bad, just bells scotch if I remember.
Thanks for the Officers badge info, and the picture.
Is my badge a goodun?
Thanks again chaps
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Old 08-10-18, 04:33 PM
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I too, think it is okay, but, not a badge that I have ever really bothered with, I'll have to have a look at those I bought when I originally collected cap badges.

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Didn't mean to be rude on last post, can anyone tell me if my Artists badge is a good one or not please, greatly appreciated
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Didn't mean to be rude on last post, can anyone tell me if my Artists badge is a good one or not please, greatly appreciated
It looks to be a good pattern. The only comment I would make is that it's an unusual colour. In your pics it looks like a very bright frosted silver. I have chromed examples but they don't look that bright. It doesn't look recently made from the slider though so an interesting variant and probably original.

I've attached pics of another Firmin silver plated Officers' example. This appears to have service wear, particularly on the lugs.

Also attached are pics of typical W/M lugged collars and an unusual bladed cap badge. This appears to be cast silver but has no mark. I'm not certain if it's original but one doesn't get many to the pound and I haven't seen any others that I can recall. If it's a good one, can someone date it please?

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Old 08-10-18, 08:56 PM
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It looks to be a good pattern. The only comment I would make is that it's an unusual colour. In your pics it looks like a very bright frosted silver. I have chromed examples but they don't look that bright. It doesn't look recently made from the slider though so an interesting variant and probably original.

I've attached pics of another Firmin silver plated Officers' example. This appears to have service wear, particularly on the lugs.

Also attached are pics of typical W/M lugged collars and an unusual bladed cap badge. This appears to be cast silver but has no mark. I'm not certain if it's original but one doesn't get many to the pound and I haven't seen any others that I can recall. If it's a good one, can someone date it please?

Many thanks,

Graham
Thank you very much for your reply Graham, and excellent badge pictures, a lovely collection.
Mine is definitely Wm, I've taken it in a different light, I'm very pleased its a good one, thanks all who have posted on this one for your time, its greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-03-21, 08:53 AM
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Is that particular badge that you show the later of the two patterns?


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21SAS adopted a white metal Mars and Minerva badge with ARTISTS scroll, due to low numbers of these being available a number of requests were made to ex members of the Artists to donate any spare badges to the regiment. As such both the 1908 and 1938 pattern badge was worn. There has even been talk to some early members of 21SAS wearing a white medal Artists Rifles badge, but I am yet to find photographic evidence of this.
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