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Old 17-10-20, 11:51 AM
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Montgomeryshire Yeomanry - blackened WM with pitting to small area of the rear where slider has been presumably. Sold by GN.
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Royal East Kent replaced WM copy with footed loops with central GM version with crimped tapered slider and traces pink polish, cheers Dean
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Royal East Kent replaced WM copy with footed loops with central GM version with crimped tapered slider and traces pink polish, cheers Dean
Left is fake, middle and right are genuine. Personally I prefer the right hand example as I feel the horse has a better face. There is also a GM version produced from this die, my example is shown here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...27&postcount=4
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Is the Montgomeryshire dragon the real thing?
The M.Y. is from this die https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ontgomeryshire a seldom encountered single piece badge found on a long thin slider. It is not warmly received by the specialist Welsh collectors and not thought of as genuine.

I have seen badges from this die sold by Bosley’s, not that this necessarily means much as they make occasional mistakes.

I’ve seen two photos now which I believe prove the looped single piece badge shown in Gaylor and KK being worn, the second was closer up and clearer than the photo in this thread https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ontgomeryshire . Previously this badge was deemed fake, when clearly it isn’t, due to the construction.

So personally I believe Dean’s badge is in with a chance of being a WW1 makers variation. That or an old fake no longer being produced. The black finish/plating is not original however.
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Thanks Luke - fascinating information and analysis of the MY badge and I see abt you are saying on Royal East Kent Yeomanry and will swap for the blackened example, cheers Dean.
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Here is my RWK Yeomanry - Officers badge I assume that is missing one of four silver loops as a space filler until I find a good ORs - happy to hear of any spare and plenty of swaps or folding stuff available with postage within UK on my behalf, cheers Dean.
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Hi Dean, white horse’s of Kent are a pain worn by Vols, Cyclists, Yeo, OTC, Schools, police, traffic wardens and lollipop ladies by all accounts. Your badge isn’t missing a loop, nor is it officer’s in my belief. I’ve always regarded this badge with 3 loops as an early one but not EKY. Keith Blakeman is a white horse aficionado so I’m sure he will correct me if I’m wrong and maybe has something to add on your looped badge.

My advice would be to seek a badge like that shown in KK and Gaylor.

These two posts may help:

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Okay, thanks for the photographs, to be quite honest, if it were mine, I would not be happy with it and would seek a replacement.


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Thanks Luke and Frank. I look forward to knowing just what my Invicta badge is and yes if a genuine MY comes along I will not be saying no, cheers Dean
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The Yorkshire Hussars has now been swapped for a spare I have that as Luke has kindly advised is correct for 1914. It has a brass reinforcing strip to the rear.

Slowly going through the others, cheers Dean
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Hi Dean
You need to replace your Staffs yeomanry cap badge with this one, introduced just pree WW1 and continued in use into early WW2. Note cap on mounted Sgt wearing his WW1 trio of ribbons.

This badge mounted as a Sweetheart belonged to RSM J Freakley (Sgt during the war) from Stone Staffordshire worn by his Wife.

I collect to all services from Stone Staffordshire.

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Old 03-11-20, 01:55 AM
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Thanks very much Stephen nice to see the actual badge and it being worn post war. The need to replace with a QVC period version has been flagged in this thread already and I am wincing as I parted with my QVC and IY period yeomanry badges when I focused on the 1914 sets. One to the wants list, cheers Dean
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Hi Dean
You need to replace your Staffs yeomanry cap badge with this one, introduced just pree WW1 and continued in use into early WW2. Note cap on mounted Sgt wearing his WW1 trio of ribbons.

This badge mounted as a Sweetheart belonged to RSM J Freakley (Sgt during the war) from Stone Staffordshire worn by his Wife.

I collect to all services from Stone Staffordshire.

Regards

Stephen
Hi Stephen,

What's your take on why the regiment wore badges with a QVC at that time? I assume they must have had large stocks of that badge? Like Dean, I'm going to have to try and track down a QVC Staffs Yeomanry hat badge.

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The pre-1908 I.Y. version of the Staffs IY badge was the plain knot in WM without a crown i.e. the same badge worn by volunteer infantry battalions of the South Staffordshire Regiment on the colla. Therefore the use of the QVC on their T.Y. badge was a choice made in 1908 (KC-era) rather than a case of existing stock.

Similarly the Oxfordshire Hussars also chose to wear the QVC and several different manufacturer variations of this are found so again itís not a case of old stock being used up.
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