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Old 23-06-23, 04:19 PM
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Default Query on Cloth CD and ICDS badges.

I have half a dozen CD and ICDS cloth badges, with some variations that I'm seeking advice about. The composite image attached shows both front and back of each badge, numbered 1 to 6 from left to right (No.6 un-labelled).

In general, I'd like to know which are genuine and which are repros, please.

There are some specific differences in detail, as follows:

1 and 2 (English King's Crown) are both clean and seemingly unused. They differ in the length of black stitching under the jewels in the crown.

3 (Scottish King's Crown) is also seemingly unused, but has stitching to the rear.

4 (English Queen's Crown) is stained and seemingly used, but has no stitching marks indicating attachment to a uniform

5 (ICDS Queen's Crown) is somewhat worn and has remnants of stitching indicating attachment to a uniform

6 (ICDS Queen's Crown) is clean and seemingly unused. It has five black stiches under the jewels in the crown, whereas No.5 has only 3 such stitches.

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Old 23-06-23, 04:35 PM
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I can't believe anyone would fake these post 1948 badges, they are so common, I suspect they are just makers variants.

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I agree with Rob, it wouldn't be worth faking them - unless it was a particularly rare local variant. I remember back in the early 80s dealers having bundles of unused badges and selling a badge for pennies, I still have some I bought - no idea what I paid but it wasn't much.

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Have you seen this site covering WW2 Civil Defence?

https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/buyers-guide.html

Here for post-war insignia

https://www.ww2civildefence.co.uk/ci...-insignia.html

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Old 23-06-23, 09:03 PM
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Thanks for the various comments and links. New to this field, and really not sure what types of badges are being reproduced and which, like these, are simply in good original supply.
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