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Old 18-06-20, 01:12 PM
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If your examples are not good, it should not put you off collecting MGC, original badges are very common and were made in considerable numbers, ultimately the Corps was able to recruit for itself and was not reliant on men coming in from other branches, moreover, during the final year, before the armistice, the MG Companies started to become MG Battalions.
The manpower was huge, the problem you will have with the cap badge is the cost, when I started collecting badges as a child an original MGC could had from a local antique shop or stall, with ease, for a couple of quid, there were fakes around but the difference was not really difficult to spot in the way they were made when compared side by side.


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Thanks Luke, very helpful, and now I understand. I no longer collect MGC, but am curious if any or mine are good. I run and check mine every time something new pops up.

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Old 19-06-20, 09:59 PM
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I was under the impression collars only were worn by ORs just after the war finished.

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So was I, at least for the British MGC.

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Old 19-06-20, 11:05 PM
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Gents very interesting thread. Please find attached my small MGC set. These were all obtained individually on the junk markets in East London 1970's. Any observations welcomed. The two collars together are really nice. The single pic collar I'm not totally sure about.

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Old 21-06-20, 01:45 AM
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The cap badges with sliders are both genuine in my opinion, at least the right example certainly is, although the left might be questionable . The two collar badges shown in your picture are also genuine, the one on the left an OSD (officer service dress) example, and on the right an OR (other ranks ) example.
The last single badge you show is unfortunately a fake.

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Old 21-06-20, 01:10 PM
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Thanks CB - yes the collar on its wn is defo suspicious. I have no idea where it came from.

Many thanks

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Old 25-06-20, 02:04 PM
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Here is a further style of MGC repo sold by a well known peddler on eBay, albeit in fairness they do clearly state in their description ĎYou must purchase this badge knowing it is not an originalí

From the reverse, just like all this sellers badges, itís discernible the badge has been produced from a cast. Note the thick edges and uneven surface.

Whilst this is a fairly obvious repro with the RND attachment, without it and the addition of a less conspicuous slider I imagine it could easily catch a lot of collectors out.
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Old 29-06-20, 12:31 AM
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Anyone got a B.P. & Co Ltd. B'ham marked MGC cap badge? The one I have does not seem to have a curve to the crown base. Regards, Paul.
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Old 29-06-20, 12:42 AM
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Not my badge but a reference photo I saved of a good one that got away somewhere on the net.

Another genuine one here https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...60&postcount=1

Also attached is a MMG fake with a cheeky fake BP mark (note no full stop).
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Old 29-06-20, 09:33 PM
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Thanks Luke. Quick snaps, sorry for quality. Not much of a curve but if crown tilted away I think there is one. Not so obvious as others. Regards, Paul
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Old 29-06-20, 09:35 PM
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A good badge.
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Old 29-06-20, 09:45 PM
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What do the forum make of this one?
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OK, no reply to my post (#29) so I'll ask again with a slight modification-

Does anyone have a picture of any British ORs during WW1, wearing the standard MG collar badges?
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