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Old 27-05-19, 10:28 AM
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Default Hello there! I'm new, does anyone know if these are fake?

Hi guys,

My name is Arran and I'm from outside Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. I collect militaria from both World Wars but am starting to focus on Scottish Cap Badges. I would also like to start collecting WW1 CEF Canadain Cap Badges as well.

I have attached some images and I would like it if anyone could help to determine whether these are original or fake.

I believe them to be the following: (Please correct me if I am wrong)

-WW1 Lethbridge Highlanders 113th CEF Cap Badge
-WW2 48th Highlanders Cap Badge
-WW1 Number 2 Overseas Constriction Battalion Cap Badge
-Pre 1908 Black Watch 4th Volunteer Battalion Cap Badge
-WW1 Highland Cyclist Battalion Cap Badge

Please could you give me your opinion on there originality as I have no idea and if they are original please could you give me an estimated value.

I do have more I would like to know about but I will leave it at that for now.

Thanks

Arran
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Old 27-05-19, 11:50 AM
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Hi Arran, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The 113th, 48th and No 2 Construction battalion badges all appear to be copies.
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Old 27-05-19, 12:14 PM
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As do the 2 others.

The voiding of the crown of the Highland Cyclists is odd. The die has a flaw above the centre of where the sphinx should be that is seen on old restrikes.
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Old 27-05-19, 12:17 PM
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Hello Arran, welcome to the Forum, the last two badges you show are fakes unfortunately, the lugs, the poor quality of construction are just two of the bad signs , if you have a search on both these badges and you will see what I mean when looking at the real thing.

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Old 27-05-19, 08:12 PM
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Hello,

Me and my wallet thank you guys for your help.

Can anybody point me in the direction of respectable dealers that are known for selling authentic Cap Badges.

Thanks

Arran
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Old 04-06-19, 07:17 PM
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Arran, there are many respected online dealers. For instance Dead Spartan Militaria, Britton's Badges and Robin McGregor.
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Old 10-06-19, 08:20 PM
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The classifieds on this forum are also a good place to start when looking for insignia and badges etc. You can simply start a 'wanted' thread there, and see if anyone has what you want.
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