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Old 25-06-19, 04:38 PM
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That is a really beautiful badge!


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Thought I'd bump this one up again to see if anyone has come across anything more definitive. The L&Co example is shown on the left up against a 1940/41 hallmarked Gaunt example. I've also shown it between a J&Co OSD on the left and a Gaunt OSD on the right.
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Old 26-06-19, 07:30 AM
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My thoughts would be that silver badges marked L&Co have copper loops, rather than silver ones, I have never actually seen any examples that were marked with a complete set of hallmarks from any particular cycle.
In the case of marked silver examples, they simply have a "Sterling" mark upon their reverse.
I have never seen an example that you could date beyond 1953 with a QE11 crown.
All the examples I have ever encountered do have a degree of quality, the Foot Guards in particular, I think that it would certainly be interesting to know, exactly, the where and when.
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Old 26-06-19, 07:47 AM
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This may or not be of interest, eBay item

202702539334

(if the item can still be retrieved on the site) - a Buff's "L&Co" badge which sold a few days ago.
Fitted with copper loops, described as "seems white metal but stamped STERLING".
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Old 26-06-19, 07:54 AM
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The only Ludlow badges I have are marked LUDLOW LONDON
though I think I've seen a L&Co on a DLI badge. They changed their name from Ludski to Ludlow in 1933.
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Old 26-06-19, 08:01 PM
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Are you suggesting that L&Co marked badges were made by Ludlow?

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The only Ludlow badges I have are marked LUDLOW LONDON
though I think I've seen a L&Co on a DLI badge. They changed their name from Ludski to Ludlow in 1933.
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Old 27-06-19, 09:32 AM
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Frank,

I have a few badges with a full set of hallmarks, SWB, RMRE that I can easily recall. I'll have to check the others.

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Old 27-06-19, 12:40 PM
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Hello Kevin,
I would certainly be interested to see them, I don't think I have ever encountered a single example, which decade are they from and are they London or Birmingham?
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I have a few badges with a full set of hallmarks, SWB, RMRE that I can easily recall. I'll have to check the others.

Hwyl,

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Old 11-07-19, 07:16 AM
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I'm now of the same opinion.


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I'd go for Ludlow.
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Old 13-07-19, 03:51 PM
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Here you go Frank.
From memory the hallmarks are:-
1. Large SWB c.1898.
2. Small SWB c.1943
3. L&Co SWB just marked Sterling.
4. RMREM c.1990s.
5. Welsh Regiment collars c. 1908.
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Old 13-07-19, 04:04 PM
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Hello Kevin,
I was just referring to badges actually marked L&Co, I have never seen a single example with a complete set of silver hallmarks of any cycle.
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Old 13-07-19, 04:10 PM
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I like the small Gaunt SWB in particular, is the first, larger example, Jennens?
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Here you go Frank.
From memory the hallmarks are:-
1. Large SWB c.1898.
2. Small SWB c.1943
3. L&Co SWB just marked Sterling.
4. RMREM c.1990s.
5. Welsh Regiment collars c. 1908.
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Old 13-07-19, 04:46 PM
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Ah, got you. Thatís the only L&Co badge I have so I canít offer any further comment as to whether or not any have a full set of marks.
Yes the larger one is Jennens & the hallmarked smaller one Gaunt.
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Kevin.

Nice collection (wish we had one of them in the collection).

Jonathan
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Old 13-07-19, 05:04 PM
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Hi Jonathan,
Wish I had a RMREM osd in mine.
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Old 13-07-19, 05:39 PM
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I like all three, although, I had never seen an SWB by L&Co and I think that would be the one I'd buy if I was confronted by all three, all very nice though.


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Ah, got you. Thatís the only L&Co badge I have so I canít offer any further comment as to whether or not any have a full set of marks.
Yes the larger one is Jennens & the hallmarked smaller one Gaunt.
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