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Old 16-04-24, 05:07 PM
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Default JR GAUNT LONDON marked bi metal Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge

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My latest purchase, a really nice JR GAUNT LONDON marked bi metal Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge, really pleased!
Still no photos of wear for these badges, but they were definitely issued, either for S/NCO's or all OR's for blues dress.
My initial thoughts were the B/M badges came about late 40's and were probably still around in the 60's, I came to this conclusion because of the other marked badges of type, Which ive put in the second post on this thread.
This particular mark makes me believe this badge is earlier than the other bi metal AY badges, the arch Gaunt mark is earlier than the 40's, so the practice of wearing this badge is a lot earlier than I originally thought.
Other members thoughts on this will be appreciated.
Hope you enjoy the badge as much as I do.
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Old 16-04-24, 05:09 PM
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Default Late 40's to 60's

40's to 60's
There is an unmarked, similar to the arch Gaunt mark one, this is in the middle, from my collection.

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Old 16-04-24, 10:35 PM
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They are superb examples. PY.
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Old 16-04-24, 10:50 PM
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Very nice, Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, John

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Hello
My latest purchase, a really nice JR GAUNT LONDON marked bi metal Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge, really pleased!
Still no photos of wear for these badges, but they were definitely issued, either for S/NCO's or all OR's for blues dress.
My initial thoughts were the B/M badges came about late 40's and were probably still around in the 60's, I came to this conclusion because of the other marked badges of type, Which ive put in the second post on this thread.
This particular mark makes me believe this badge is earlier than the other bi metal AY badges, the arch Gaunt mark is earlier than the 40's, so the practice of wearing this badge is a lot earlier than I originally thought.
Other members thoughts on this will be appreciated.
Hope you enjoy the badge as much as I do.
Cheers

Chris
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Old 17-04-24, 09:57 AM
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Thank you chaps.
Just for clarification, the two marked badges on post #2 are not mine, they were on dealers sites years ago, and they are top of my wants list.
The unmarked in the middle is from my collection.
The new marked bi metal is now on my album.
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Old 17-04-24, 09:13 PM
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The reason for starting this thread a few weeks ago was regarding this badge, I hadn't received it,...https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=96840
Would people agree, possibly my badge is dated around 1930's?

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Old 20-04-24, 07:35 PM
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Can anyone help to try and put a rough date on my badge please?
I appreciate your time

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Old 22-04-24, 04:02 PM
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No one?
Oh well, I give up.
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Old 22-04-24, 04:37 PM
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I have only seen it on a few badges such as the F&F yeomanry. Alas the same design was worn from 1908-60's so that is no help in narrowing down to a date.
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Old 22-04-24, 09:00 PM
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I have only seen it on a few badges such as the F&F yeomanry. Alas the same design was worn from 1908-60's so that is no help in narrowing down to a date.
Thank you Alan for your reply.
Was the F&F an OR's badge? I've only really seen this mark on Officers badges. And mine is definitely an OR's bi metal.
I suppose it is a hard one to date.
Thank you anyway for your time.

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I have only seen it on a few badges such as the F&F yeomanry. Alas the same design was worn from 1908-60's so that is no help in narrowing down to a date.
If referencing the curved Gaunt mark occasionally found on the F&FY sliders it actually reads ‘J.R. Gaunt & Sons London’.

Whereas unless I’m mistaken I believe the mark shown in the opening post is ‘J.R.Gaunt London’.

From memory the early curved & Sons mark is also occasionally found on Machine Gun Corps, Army Service Corps and Territorial Artillery cap badges.

The (genuine) Robin Hoods Rifles in Wm are often found with a curved ‘J.R. Gaunt London’ - sans ‘& Son’. I believe these to be of later vintage than the above.
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Old 23-04-24, 10:43 AM
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If referencing the curved Gaunt mark occasionally found on the F&FY sliders it actually reads ‘J.R. Gaunt & Sons London’.

Whereas unless I’m mistaken I believe the mark shown in the opening post is ‘J.R.Gaunt London’.

From memory the early curved & Sons mark is also occasionally found on Machine Gun Corps, Army Service Corps and Territorial Artillery cap badges.

The (genuine) Robin Hoods Rifles in Wm are often found with a curved ‘J.R. Gaunt London’ - sans ‘& Son’. I believe these to be of later vintage than the above.
Thank you Luke.
I've looked up the Robin Hoods badge and it is indeed the same mark.
So a later mark than the &Son mark, ard we talking 30's to 40's?
And possibly the 12mm JR GAUNT LONDON mark was after that one?

Thank you for your time

Chris

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