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Old 08-08-19, 01:34 PM
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Hello all.

Have recently received some badges, which were part of my Father's collection.

I would like your opinion on whether they are authentic or copies. Also, if they are the genuine item, I would like an indication of a realistic price for them as I am considering selling some of them. Of course, they will be offered first to members of this esteemed Forum.


Any assistance etc would be most appreciated

Regards

Ron
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Old 08-08-19, 01:57 PM
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First 2 groups and last group are all genuine. Cant help on prices.

As for the Household Cavalry and MG badges I am unsure from photos, but several doubtful.

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Old 08-08-19, 10:34 PM
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Thank you Simon, much appreciated.
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Old 09-08-19, 12:50 AM
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Valise badges 35 on average but have seen higher, fortunately acquired what I have a lot less than that! Good luck, billy
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Old 09-08-19, 07:02 AM
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You would normally expect to pay a little more for an original Welsh Guards.


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Valise badges 35 on average but have seen higher, fortunately acquired what I have a lot less than that! Good luck, billy
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Old 09-08-19, 07:16 AM
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Second group, Welsh Guards badge at the top is doubtful. I believe (from the forum) that they should have a slider and there should be 2 small tabs below where the lugs on your one are, which are there to hold the red backing in place.
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Old 09-08-19, 07:26 AM
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That would be a badge worn on the helmet for Foreign Service rather than a Valise badge worn in Greatcoat Order with Home Service Full Dress.
They have, unfortunately, been done to death over the years and original example are actually quite scarce.

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Second group, Welsh Guards badge at the top is doubtful. I believe (from the forum) that they should have a slider and there should be 2 small tabs below where the lugs on your one are, which are there to hold the red backing in place.
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You are unlikely to see a real 1&2 Life Guards .
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Old 09-08-19, 12:21 PM
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Thank you gentleman, your input is most appreciated. This isn't really my area of collecting so am learning a lot.
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Old 09-08-19, 12:22 PM
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Just a thought, would it help if I posted some individual close up pictures of the 'doubtful' badges?
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Old 09-08-19, 06:48 PM
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Yes, it would.

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Old 10-08-19, 07:29 AM
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That would be a badge worn on the helmet for Foreign Service rather than a Valise badge worn in Greatcoat Order with Home Service Full Dress.
They have, unfortunately, been done to death over the years and original example are actually quite scarce.
Hi Frank
Yes, exactly, thanks. I should have been more specific. I believe this is a copy of one of those badges.
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Old 10-08-19, 09:21 AM
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The large GM Star of St Patrick in the first image is very likely to be a re-struck 4th D.G/ I.G undress sabretache star. A better image would help.

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Old 10-08-19, 10:18 AM
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The Guard MG badges are spurious. The lugged ones are clearly wrong as they were made with sliders.
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Old 10-08-19, 01:16 PM
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Thank you gents for the info.

The fake Machine Gun badges have already been sent to my fake/copy box.

I have attached photos of some of the disputed badges, hope this helps.

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Ron
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