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Old 11-04-18, 04:07 PM
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Hi, picked up this badge recently. It is the version were the vertical row of rivets where the gun ends are missing compared to the other version. I've included an image of both. My query is about the cloth backing, is it correct? It appears to have been roughly done, I can't imagine a collector being so crude, but who knows? The badge itself is a very crisp striking, the bolts on the drive and idler wheels are still there and it is very bright, thanks in advance Mike
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Old 12-04-18, 11:39 AM
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Hi Mike, It is unusual to see the red backing. That would be associated with the infantry, not a Tank regiment. However, it may have been a personal modification.
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Old 12-04-18, 05:41 PM
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Hi Bill, thanks for that, any idea about the crudeness? Mike
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Old 12-04-18, 06:20 PM
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Hi Mike, not sure there is much more than a different die and striking to explain the "crudeness". There are repros of the badge around, some coming out of a well documented source in the UK.
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Old 13-04-18, 12:07 AM
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Mike, may I copy your images. I would like to post them to a FB page.
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Hi Bill, certainly, no problem, best wishes Mike
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