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Old 28-11-22, 03:48 PM
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Are the position of the lugs significant date wise. All my Sots Gds badges have left to right position, this one has north to south lugs. Is this indicative of an early Victorian badge as are some others or a manufacturer's variant? Just wondered if I can put it on my early badges card. Think I have got lucky with the Kings R Regt badge, it has polished up as silver I think.
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Old 28-11-22, 07:40 PM
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Yes the Scots Guards cap star is Victorian.
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Old 28-11-22, 09:06 PM
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Thanks Andy, I was hoping that was the case.

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Old 28-11-22, 09:37 PM
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I have a Scots Guards badge from a QVC era collection, the GM is splendid like the early stuff and with toned black loops affixed E-W. Ditto SG early Brodrick badges are similarly looped E-W.

Personally I’m not of the school of thought that N-S loops = Victorian / Edwardian on any Guards badges other than Grenadier.

To my eyes the badge in question does not really strike me as being of early manufacture.
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Old 29-11-22, 07:26 AM
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I think , from the photographs, that it is a variant and unlikely to be Victorian.

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Old 29-11-22, 07:00 PM
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I have a Scots Guards badge from a QVC era collection, the GM is splendid like the early stuff and with toned black loops affixed E-W. Ditto SG early Brodrick badges are similarly looped E-W.

Personally I’m not of the school of thought that N-S loops = Victorian / Edwardian on any Guards badges other than Grenadier.

To my eyes the badge in question does not really strike me as being of early manufacture.
I have seen a Scots Guards pill box cap, with the cap star lugged N/S. In a private collection.
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I have seen a Scots Guards pill box cap, with the cap star lugged N/S. In a private collection.
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I think you’re right that the North South loops probably relate to the pre Brodrick ‘style’ of Foot Guards Pattern Forage Cap, Andy.
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I think you’re right that the North South loops probably relate to the pre Brodrick ‘style’ of Foot Guards Pattern Forage Cap, Andy.
Thanks Toby, nice image.
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