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Old 30-01-21, 03:04 PM
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Default Hello and what to do with a box of cap badges??

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whilst on a lock-down clear out I have re-discovered a box of what I think are mostly cap badges that my late father collected. There are at least 100 and I would welcome some advice about how to clean them, research them and potentially sell them in the future (with the exception of any I can link to family members who served in WW1).
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Old 30-01-21, 03:06 PM
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Hello Newby, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The membership can assist with your questions, and it would be helpful if you could post images.
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Old 30-01-21, 04:05 PM
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Don't polish then but give then a scrub in soapy water and dry them well.

Post some photos of each badge in an albums nd I will happily Id them for you.
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Old 31-01-21, 12:53 PM
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Default Thank you Alan!

I will get cleaning next week and aim to post some pics next weekend
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Old 31-01-21, 07:39 PM
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I would suggest not cleaning them.

Most collectors prefer badges to show their age rather than the recently cleaned look which can put some off should it come up too ‘new’ looking.

Why not post a photo of them all?

The only exception I’d make to this is unless there’s active verdigris and corrosion as that is damaging the badge.
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Old 31-01-21, 07:52 PM
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I would add that you take photos of the backs also.
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