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Old 15-09-18, 04:06 PM
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Default Ebay Commando Fakes

Quite a few commando fakes surfacing at the moment, which are a little more convincing than some you see. These are definite fakes to be avoided:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No10-comm...16.m2518.l4276

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No4-comma...IAAOSwinlbnBP5

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ww2-No3-C...AAAOSw1lxbnBOY

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A bit more convincing. The color of the No 10 is off a little, otherwise they will surely fool some. The printed title is the first I have seen. Thanks for posting
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The word "Used" appears, by who, one wonders?

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Quite a few commando fakes surfacing at the moment, which are a little more convincing than some you see. These are definite fakes to be avoided:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No10-comm...16.m2518.l4276

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No4-comma...IAAOSwinlbnBP5

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ww2-No3-C...AAAOSw1lxbnBOY

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Old 15-09-18, 06:05 PM
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A bit more convincing. The color of the No 10 is off a little, otherwise they will surely fool some. The printed title is the first I have seen. Thanks for posting
This pattern of fakes seems to be available in 2, 3 and 12. All are actually two colours printed on white synthetic cloth which when it wears out comes through and glows under a UV light. The original red on blue (black) titles were all a single colour printed on red canvas and therefore have red backs (see the 9 in my trades album). The 12 is a fantasy title and wasn't printed in these colours
Unfortunately these appear in Mr Taylor's book.
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Thanks Paul

I looked at those and passed, they don't have the same embroidery and or printed ordnance issued as original manufactured.

10 Cdo,thicker "spaghetti" embroidered thread is more "Paki" made, 4 Cdo again incorrect weave, could be made anywhere, I'm picking that will glow.

2 Cdo as you say should be red backed. Also came across similar that was being sold for 75 GBP,mind you it did have a lot of nice pin holes and looked well worn.

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Old 16-09-18, 06:53 AM
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Spot on with your observations Phil
As I understand it there was only ever one commando title that had a black back, which was a 2 piece contruction like conventional WW2 printed titles, such as this example:
http://www.brittonsbadges.co.uk/viewphoto.php?x=0

A pair of the 12s has surfaced but are being correctly descrided as repro:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232929334878?ul_noapp=true
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Some of these are atrocious - but we have seen some very convincing printed ones.
As Paul says there is only one known original 'Commando unit' printed with black back - that is the small version of 'COMMANDO'. Which comes in both red and black back. No original 'unit numbered' printed titles have been found with a black back.
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Paul - sorry but your first link to Steve's site does not work for me, I assume this is what you were pointing out though.
Ah - Just tried again and opened it ... I see it is the same as I am saying too.
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Old 16-09-18, 09:44 AM
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Oops sorry Mike, I can't get it to work now. Anyway images attached of one of mine
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The above not to be confused with these repros:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Patches-C...p2056016.l4276
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Thanks Button, Mark
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Another one to avoid:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRITISH-W...16.m2518.l4276
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More duffers:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/No10-Comm...IAAOSwnhJbpk4b

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-Briti...16.m2518.l4276
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A couple more fakes here that have been aged nicely!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Used-Roya...16.m2518.l4276

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Used-Comm...16.m2518.l4276
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From a seller called 'Old Collectables' - shows age is relative!
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Hi Belly, just catching up on this thread.
Those you attached in post #4 were fake right ? thanks

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