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Old 10-08-18, 08:55 PM
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Default Rare? Rifle Brigade cap badge

Picked this up the other day. I don't really collect anodised badges, but I am told that it is fairly uncommon. A search of the forum is frustratingly vague to say the least and I don't have access to my copy of "No Bull" at the moment. One thing I do know is that these super shiny badges are very difficult to photograph, regardless of background...

This badge will possibly be put up for sale at some point soon and a high end, low end price would be very useful, not something I have asked for before.

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Old 11-08-18, 06:52 AM
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OK, no response so far.

I have now looked through my copy of Chris Marsh's book and it would appear that the timings MM has been faked as I was informed last night by PM (I tried to reply, but your in box is full!).

I am confident that this one is right as it doesn't show the fake traits as described in the book.
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Old 11-08-18, 06:54 AM
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Picked this up the other day. I don't really collect anodised badges, but I am told that it is fairly uncommon. A search of the forum is frustratingly vague to say the least and I don't have access to my copy of "No Bull" at the moment. One thing I do know is that these super shiny badges are very difficult to photograph, regardless of background...

This badge will possibly be put up for sale at some point soon and a high end, low end price would be very useful, not something I have asked for before.

Many thanks,

N
Hi Nosler,

There are not many fake A/A cap badges about although there are quite a few unofficial commissions of badges that were never officially authorised for issue by the War Office/Army Dress Committee. Most of these items came out during the 1980's.

Fake badges are specifically produced to decieve the buyer into believing that they are the real thing.

The Tudor Crown Rifle Brigade cap badge is one of the few A/A badges faked though together with imitation Timings marking. When you get a chance have a look at your copy of my book on page 48 where I go into this in detail. Fracture marks leading from the anodic crust of the slider where the fraudulant mark is applied post anodising is another give away.

Your badge is the real thing though and quite scarce. I have one and I think I gave in cash and/or swaps a value of 275GBP and that was quite some years ago.

Regards,

Chris
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Old 11-08-18, 07:01 AM
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Hi Nosler,

There are not many fake A/A cap badges about although there are quite a few unofficial commissions of badges that were never officially authorised for issue by the War Office/Army Dress Committee. Most of these items came out during the 1980's.

Fake badges are specifically produced to decieve the buyer into believing that they are the real thing.

The Tudor Crown Rifle Brigade cap badge is one of the few A/A badges faked though together with imitation Timings marking. When you get a chance have a look at your copy of my book on page 48 where I go into this in detail. Fracture marks leading from the anodic crust of the slider where the fraudulant mark is applied post anodising is another give away.

Your badge is the real thing though and quite scarce. I have one and I think I gave in cash and/or swaps a value of 275GBP and that was quite some years ago.

Regards,

Chris
Thanks Chris,

I think we were typing at the same time
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Old 11-08-18, 07:03 AM
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Thanks Chris,

I think we were typing at the same time
No worries, Contact me anytime.

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