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Old 21-01-10, 03:46 PM
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Hi All
Just to show that there are still some bargains to be had. I got this all white metal RWR Militia or 'Stepping Out' badge today for the equivalent of GBP5. Unfortunately it has been brooched, but I'm pretty sure this was probably done by the original owner, maybe for a sweetheart because the lugs have been very cleanly removed. Other than that, it is in great condition.
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Old 21-01-10, 04:40 PM
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It appears to be a two piece badge.
Can you please confirm that for me?
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Phil
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Old 21-01-10, 05:39 PM
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Hi Phil
I think it's a one piece badge, but the brooch pin obscures the join between the scroll and the hart, so I'm not 100% sure.
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Alex
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Old 21-01-10, 07:09 PM
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I can see that it is a 2 piece badge constructed in the normal manner.
Not all brooched badges were intended for Sweethearts however!
This was quite commonly done for the soldiers themselves. Makes removal for cleaning easier and provides a more secure fastening than sliders, although this badge was lugged.

CB
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Old 21-01-10, 07:26 PM
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Mostly worn as lapel badges in civvies. I have a distant relative's photo with a full sized RA gun badge on his lapel.
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Old 21-01-10, 08:08 PM
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Alex the broach is exactly the same as a tie pin i got with a lot of first war stuff many years ago and IMO looks well period.Phil.
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