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Old 19-10-20, 11:37 AM
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Default Dating FIRMIN & SONS LONDON

Can anyone help date this particular variant of this FIRMIN & SONS makers stamp -slightly curved above LONDON. ? The badge is a 2nd Gurkha Rifles badge which didn't change in design for over 80 years .
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Old 19-10-20, 03:52 PM
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it might be worth adding this example to the makers marks galleries. The only similar example shown with firmin & sons seems to be early.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/ma...ks/sliders.htm
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Old 19-10-20, 04:21 PM
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That mark should already be in the database, it was though I don't see it now.
I have it on the slider of a Kings Crown Army Apprentice School cap badge.
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I'm happy for the photo to be added to the gallery - not sure how to do it though. It looks like its pre 1952 then?
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That mark should already be in the database, it was though I don't see it now.
I have it on the slider of a Kings Crown Army Apprentice School cap badge.
Leigh would the Army Apprentice badgd be a similar Gaunt mark?
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Old 19-10-20, 06:14 PM
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Ah, darn - I'd better check.......
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Second pattern QC RA Beret badge.

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Another RA beret size badge although not properly voided and possibly a manufacturers error.

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Here are two posts from a 2013 thread :

Birmingham University OTC in gold

Attached are three other curved makers' marks from Firmin.


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That mark should already be in the database, it was though I don't see it now.
I have it on the slider of a Kings Crown Army Apprentice School cap badge.
Leigh would the Army Apprentice badge be a similar Gaunt mark?
Tony.
Same question Leigh. I collect anything AAS and I have never seen any cap badge with a FIRMIN mark. the KC badges did have a curved and straight GAUNT mark.
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Old 21-10-20, 08:26 AM
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Firmin marked were often on a cartouche but the lettering was horizontal.

Here is a 1926 Pattern officer's Firmin stamp.. (and a curved Gaunt one)
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