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Old 25-09-08, 01:24 PM
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What's happening, there seems to be rare badges coming out of the wood work these last few year. Here is one of the most common badges on ebay these days. Ray
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Hi this badge was in use from 1914 until 1936 and when you figure the amount of men that went through the regiment during WW1 alone due to high casualty rates there where many thousands made with a great survival rate. The PPCLI is classed as one of the premiere units thus the badge gets a big dollar not from a rarity scale.

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Is there any way to tell the approximate issue years of a PPCLI Margarite badge? (e.g., certain metals, coatings or lug types used at specific times?)
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I can understand the amount that must have been struck for the PPCLI but not the dollar value attached. Years ago you couldn't get a Newfoundland Regiment badge to save your life now you see at least 15-20 a year on ebay,I'm not complaining I think it's great,it's just that the dollar value is staying up and in the NFLD case I can appreciate that as I'm sure there wasn't a great many struck and that IS considered a glory Regiment. On the other end of the scale the Regt. de Levis for example is much harder to find & it existed until the post war years. Strange. Ray
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the later PPCLI badges are normally larger brass and cruder striking and finish.
I think what you are seeing is the ebay effect. People are seeing the price spike for cetain badges and they are being show cased for the big buck also the NEWFOUNDLAND rgt had allot of men go through its ranks and there are many badges in existance for that regiment also.

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