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Old 11-03-21, 07:47 AM
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Gents, I believe this to be a WW1 era badge.

Is it a common maker or something more interesting?
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Old 11-03-21, 09:48 AM
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Good original 1916 economy badge. The maker is known to manufacture them.
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Old 12-03-21, 08:37 AM
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Very nice and getting to be rather expensive these days, they are encountered frequently, but, still a nice example, people do often load the price because of the maker.



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Old 15-03-21, 12:00 AM
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In my view, the value of these Woodward badges lies in their being marked as such, as mentioned. Their quality was rather crude, but are very representative of WW1.

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Old 15-03-21, 02:51 AM
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I have a side note question about a badge like this. Should it be cleaned up some or left as is?

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Old 15-03-21, 08:10 AM
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I think that is very much personal choice, I would not touch it, the patination gives it that little extra degree of originality and it is not as though I would actually wear it, so it does not need to be shiny.



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Old 15-03-21, 03:19 PM
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For me, I would give that particular badge a good cleaning. It has a considerable amount of built up dirt and some corrosion. A patina will always return, minus the dirt and corrosion when properly kept.

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Old 18-03-21, 08:41 AM
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Same badge with a little light cleaning - beautiful patina.

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Old 18-03-21, 03:27 PM
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Thank you for the thoughts on cleaning. I usually remove any dirt or obvious grime, but don't polish. I like the original patina but not the dirt.

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