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Old 01-07-18, 02:01 AM
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Hello. Since you are the expert on BW, I am hoping for your thoughts on the attached badge. The back is hallmarked 1917, Edinburgh, Wilson Sharp.
The front is a post 1938 model. Doesn't look like there were ever scrolls attached.
I bought this here in the US with a small collection of Scottish officer badges that are pictured in another thread. The seller wasn't sure either, but he thought possibly long serving officer or family hand me down to WW2. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-07-18, 08:59 AM
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What are your thoughts on why this badge might have been made, if officially and/or who might have worn it?

Rgds, Thomas
Thomas,
I ask myself the same questions, who wore it, why struck in brass, when was it made? Untill someone invents a technology that can tell when a metal object was made we will never know. I used to have access to a XRF machine which would show the different percentages of elements in an object but not its age. Even if you proved that modern braze material was used on the lugs you cannot say when those lugs were fitted.
Why do I like it, I have not seen another example struck from this particular die. Fakers would have produced hundreds of pieces where are they? It has service wear the edge of each letter has been rounded off with polishing, not something a faker has time to do.
I would like to have seen that HCB die set recently sold on Ebay to see if it matched any of my examples but was outbid.
A hundred year old badge or not I cannot honestly say.
More brass BW badges to follow!
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Old 01-07-18, 09:09 AM
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Hello. Since you are the expert on BW, I am hoping for your thoughts on the attached badge. The back is hallmarked 1917, Edinburgh, Wilson Sharp.
The front is a post 1938 model. Doesn't look like there were ever scrolls attached.
I bought this here in the US with a small collection of Scottish officer badges that are pictured in another thread. The seller wasn't sure either, but he thought possibly long serving officer or family hand me down to WW2. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Jeff.
I would not call myself an expert I just have a large collection with various items to compare. It is possible it was a hand me down item, also it could be left over unfinished stock that was recycled in the 1930s. Mr Sharp was an apprentice at Hamilton & Inches before joining with Wilson.
Certainly an unusual piece congratulations on some nice badges.
Ron.
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Old 01-07-18, 02:20 PM
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Thomas,
I ask myself the same questions, who wore it, why struck in brass, when was it made? Untill someone invents a technology that can tell when a metal object was made we will never know. I used to have access to a XRF machine which would show the different percentages of elements in an object but not its age. Even if you proved that modern braze material was used on the lugs you cannot say when those lugs were fitted.
Why do I like it, I have not seen another example struck from this particular die. Fakers would have produced hundreds of pieces where are they? It has service wear the edge of each letter has been rounded off with polishing, not something a faker has time to do.
I would like to have seen that HCB die set recently sold on Ebay to see if it matched any of my examples but was outbid.
A hundred year old badge or not I cannot honestly say.
More brass BW badges to follow!
Ron.
Could it be that a manufacturer made badges in brass to later be nickel-plated, but this one was never plated? Could be a simple answer like that.
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Alex
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Old 01-07-18, 06:03 PM
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Thanks Ron
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Old 03-07-18, 09:41 AM
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Very rare HCB pocket book.

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Old 05-07-18, 08:24 AM
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3VBRH officers gilt set of collars.
Gilt rubbed back to GM. The St. Andrews are different dies to my previous post no 63, this set with fine details on his face unrecorded in Churchill.
The Potts hold three white lilies the emblem of the Virgin Mary, after the reformation in Scotland referred to as St. Mary. There are three St. Mary churches still in Dundee.

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Old 18-07-18, 11:05 AM
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Heavy cast WM plaid brooch of 95mm diameter.
A repeating pattern of thistles within a scalloped border.
Mounted to the centre St. Andrew in high relief.
See below for pic of PM Stewart of 3VBRH wearing similar.


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Old 25-07-18, 09:22 PM
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HCB offs blackened bronze OSD collars.
Churchill 1189.
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Old 03-08-18, 10:06 AM
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Thin gauge BW badge with large letters often sold on Ebay and dealers as original, usually with a brooch pin fitting.
Child's size glengarry in grey felt with green silk edging and badge backing. made by Betmar Hats and retailed by Lord and Taylor 5th Ave New York in their Young-New-Yorker-Shop 1938-1942.
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Old 15-09-18, 10:28 AM
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HCB sporran badge in near mint condition 58mm high.
Two long lugs 20mm.
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Old 22-09-18, 10:30 AM
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4 pairs of HCB titles,
1.Gaunt pattern as issued.
2. Arms of T removed to represent a 1.
3.Ts removed completly.
4. Sans-serif version by Tiptaft.
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Old 24-09-18, 11:01 AM
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Single pair of ORs WM collars 1VBRH, different pattern to my post no 86.
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Old 27-09-18, 09:23 AM
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Perthshire Volunteer Regiment 1916-18.
A & B Coys mufti buttonhole badges, green backing for display only.
Became a Volunteer Bn Black Watch July 1918.
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Old 27-09-18, 10:00 AM
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Very nice Ron, never seen them before.

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