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Old 05-01-19, 01:16 PM
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Hi All,

have just purchased a Glengarry backing plate with crown. The crown is in white metal. Can anyone tell me if there are a lot of white metal HPC's to go with the crown or just a few ? I wrongly assumed that the crown would be gilt..

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Old 05-01-19, 01:27 PM
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Rare to find two piece VB glengarry badges.

Is it a QVC or KC.

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Old 05-01-19, 01:31 PM
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Hi Simon,

QVC...so white metal is for Vol. Battalions ? Another question - are the backing plates being reproduced ? Must be very easy and cheap to make...

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Old 05-01-19, 01:31 PM
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That's a very interesting question - because a WM crown would suggest a Vol Bn badge. All the Glengarry VB badges I have come with crowns soldered / brazed on the HPC bit BUT why didn't they have detachable parts as the regulars did - who only needed to have one HPC badge - whereas the VBs apparently needed two !?
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Hi Simon,

QVC...so white metal is for Vol. Battalions ? Another question - are the backing plates being reproduced ? Must be very easy and cheap to make...

Mark
The plates are not being commercially produced, no
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I bought this badge about 25 years ago in Australia, a brass hpc with a white metal crown soldered to it. I think it is all genuine.
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The only reason I can possibly think off for that very wrong combination is that it was once blackened for one of your VB's.

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Old 06-01-19, 08:26 AM
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Yes it is a strange combination that's the reason I bought it. I had thought of separating them, but decided not to.
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Old 06-01-19, 01:03 PM
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What a lovely piece that is, I think that I'd have bought that too if I had seen it.



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I bought this badge about 25 years ago in Australia, a brass hpc with a white metal crown soldered to it. I think it is all genuine.
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Old 06-01-19, 02:32 PM
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Yes it is a strange combination that's the reason I bought it. I had thought of separating them, but decided not to.
Wise decision. The lugs on both pieces (as opposed to loops) indicate a "purpose-made" item.
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Old 11-01-19, 12:09 PM
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After purchasing a backing plate and crown, I only had a couple of HPC's to put with them. Would this HPC(purchased a while ago on the forum) have been used as a glengarry badge ? It was the best match colour wise...

Please forgive my ignorance - still learning ! If they could be used together, what colour backing would be used behind harp - some shade of green ?

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After purchasing a backing plate and crown, I only had a couple of HPC's to put with them. Would this HPC(purchased a while ago on the forum) have been used as a glengarry badge ? It was the best match colour wise...

Please forgive my ignorance - still learning ! If they could be used together, what colour backing would be used behind harp - some shade of green ?

Cheers, Mark
Hi Mark
Nice combination. The backing cloth would be Red (as for all Royal regiments). Regards Jeff
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