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Old 13-06-22, 02:42 PM
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Default Silvered Buffs Cap Badge

Any information welcome on this one please. Obviously it The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), and it’s a cap badge but…..
It appears to be plated )not marked with a P), on two lugs, nicely tarnished. Is it a Volunteer cap badge? 141 RAC cap badge (although if it was I would have expected it to be on a slider ?), an officers badge of some kind ? Or something else….

Will be offered for sale once positively identified


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Paul
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Old 13-06-22, 03:12 PM
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Alas, I cannot offer any useful information Paul, but would certainly like register my interest in acquiring it once available if that’s not too cheeky!

Cheers……John
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Old 13-06-22, 03:36 PM
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Snap!

Not a genuine badge sadly. Likely one of badgeman’s early efforts before they were routinely stamped ‘silver’.
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Snap!

Not a genuine badge sadly. Likely one of badgeman’s early efforts before they were routinely stamped ‘silver’.
Luke

Whilst I respect your opinion, what makes you say that it is fake? It’s a good quality badge with signs of wear , if it’s a fake it’s a bloody good fake….

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Old 13-06-22, 04:57 PM
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Hi Paul, I bought one of these badges just recently, here is mine
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Old 13-06-22, 05:03 PM
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Yours is different to mine. Mine is die struck, yours looks more die cast …

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Old 13-06-22, 05:17 PM
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Hi Chris,

Alas, the badge you have shown is the Birmingham Mint reproduction:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ictureid=31362

The lack of neck spines joining to the wings is the most obvious feature of those.

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Old 13-06-22, 05:18 PM
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Yes, it is the same beastie, though, I got it to keep this other one company!
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Old 13-06-22, 05:26 PM
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Hi Chris,

Alas, the badge you have shown is the Birmingham Mint reproduction:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ictureid=31362

The lack of neck spines joining to the wings is the most obvious feature of those.

Cheers……John
John

The Birmingham Mint version is on a slider, both mine and Chris’s are on lugs…never seen a Birmingham Mint one on lugs….

Paul
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Old 13-06-22, 05:30 PM
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The Birmingham Mint badge is on a slider and looks like this

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Old 13-06-22, 05:31 PM
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The front

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Old 13-06-22, 05:31 PM
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Looks like another one needs to go to Specsavers!
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Old 13-06-22, 05:33 PM
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Ah, apologies, yes all seen. I wonder then from looking again at Chris’ badge what size it is and is it a collar badge. But with that we digress from the point of the OP.

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Old 13-06-22, 05:43 PM
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If it was Vols then it would be nickel with brass lugs. The bespoke 4th TF was BB rather than silver. The RAC were plated brass on sliders.

Thumbs down from me I am afraid.
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Old 13-06-22, 05:45 PM
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The Buffs collar badges
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