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Old 04-05-22, 10:31 AM
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hi all
been offered the following badges and just wondering what your thoughts are on them?
ive searched the net and havent found any for sale. i did find Bosleys had a pair of bronze collars. so how rare are they?
i also found this link to the Field Marshal Sir John Chapple Indian Army Collection
https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail....3-10-20-37-187

and given i couldnt find any for sale, what are they worth?

if i end up with them, these will be for sale.

cheers
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Old 05-05-22, 08:49 AM
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They look fairly ok, but still not too good if you ask me...the edges on some of the initials etc a bit rough..And I know there are a couple of copies floating around..

I've seen them going from 50 to 150 gbp and more I think..Being Sikh badges they carry a premium, but I wouldn't pay more than 50-70 for each of these.. that's a personal thing...I like my badges in better condition than this..and I ideally pick up only silver or hallmarked silver..if in bronze or white metal I take only British made die-struck examples whereever possible...

IN my opinion the second one is the best of the lot...
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Old 05-05-22, 08:55 AM
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I agree with Sunil in that I would prefer British made versions of these badges. These are cast and look a little too unfinished.
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Old 05-05-22, 09:28 AM
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It may be me but they all seem to be identical badges just different fixtures and flashing, I don't know if that's a good sign or bad in this case but obviously made by the same person and same mould if originals are hard to come by.
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