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Old 24-03-22, 08:37 PM
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Old 24-03-22, 09:05 PM
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Lovely badge,quality looks outstanding.
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Old 24-03-22, 09:13 PM
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"A rare Edward V11 Welsh Guards officers pagri badge"

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Old 24-03-22, 09:17 PM
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Another auction house that hasn't a clue.....
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Old 24-03-22, 09:19 PM
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Just from the photograph, I would have thought it was of recent manufacture and completely spurious.
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Just from the photograph, I would have thought it was of recent manufacture and completely spurious.
I agree, to a high standard but recent manufacture especially evident from the reverse and the way the enamel bends to the edges. It minds me of the G&E Life Guard fakes on Wharton Militaria a while back.

Post #7 https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=78157

Ditto the GMGR gilt and OSD badges in that sale, both spurious for me.
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Old 24-03-22, 10:29 PM
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Its King Edward VII ? 5 years pre welsh guards.....
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I note the same auction has Guards Machine Gun Regiment in bronze, gilt and silver!
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Afternoon.

Didn't Edward VIII wear a similar looking badge, and if he did then you could probably guarantee that it was a high quality Royal jeweller made badge, so maybe where this one came from as sure other high ranking officers would have followed his lead.

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Old 25-03-22, 01:48 PM
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Afternoon.

Didn't Edward VIII wear a similar looking badge, and if he did then you could probably guarantee that it was a high quality Royal jeweller made badge, so maybe where this one came from as sure other high ranking officers would have followed his lead.

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I believe this badge is a modern copy ?
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I very much doubt that it’s a copy. It is being sold with other items that belonged to an officer in the WG. The quality is top notch and way above that of most reproductions.
Yes I know there are good repro’s such as the officer’s GMG, one of which I have, but we have seen these come up more than once. Has anyone ever seen another of this type and quality?
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Old 26-03-22, 09:02 AM
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I very much doubt that it’s a copy. It is being sold with other items that belonged to an officer in the WG. The quality is top notch and way above that of most reproductions.
Yes I know there are good repro’s such as the officer’s GMG, one of which I have, but we have seen these come up more than once. Has anyone ever seen another of this type and quality?
Yes there is another up for about £950, can't remember with who though ?
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Old 26-03-22, 09:11 AM
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I was looking at a Grenadier Guards one yesterday. Very similar to the one shown.
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I was looking at a Grenadier Guards one yesterday. Very similar to the one shown.
Where was this Mike ?
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