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Old 19-05-22, 02:13 PM
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Default Norfolk Regt Variant

Got to be my favourite Norfolk Regiment O/Rs’ variant. Anyone have any ideas as to the manufacturer, please?

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Old 19-05-22, 05:30 PM
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Cheers Andy. You don’t see them come up for sale too often. Nice spotting them when they do.

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A nice variation. I too would like to know who made this die. It's the only variation I have seen to date where the crosses within the shield are not edged. I've overlaid the most commonly seen variation (Gaunt??) with my badge from the same die as yours to illustrate this difference. Hoping this is of interest too.
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A nice variation. I too would like to know who made this die. It's the only variation I have seen to date where the crosses within the shield are not edged. I've overlaid the most commonly seen variation (Gaunt??) with my badge from the same die as yours to illustrate this difference. Hoping this is of interest too.
Nice one [pollux raised].

Slight digression: you think the badge you have on top could be Gaunt?

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JT. I can't say for sure, but that die was being used when the badges had loops pre-WW1, same with the VB badges I have, and so on through to slidered versions, and of course the 1916 all-GM. All from the same die, or certainly all from the same die-maker. A distinctive Britannia, two-berry badge, and as said, the most common original version to be found. So it's a guess it will be an established insignia manufacturer with a long history such as Gaunt? Can you moot any other makers that would fit the bill i.e were producing this badge 1897 - 1916 and perhaps beyond to 1935? (I reckon a lot of the other variations we find are WW1 issues from the many different makers that sprang into life in 1914/15?) As always just thinking aloud and always interested to be corrected and learn more.
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