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Old 25-06-22, 02:27 PM
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Default Queens Royal Regiment / West Surrey Regiment badges - real or fake?

Dear all,

Hope all is well.

Please could someone advise as to whether these badges might be genuine or fake if at all possible?

I have labelled them both A and B in the photos.

Badge A - this looks like a copy to me as it appears like it was recently made, however I might be mistaken.

Badge B - this looks to be more genuine in my opinion.

There are subtle differences between the badges, for example, the halo on badge B is smaller than the one on badge A, the length of the flagpoles are different on each, brazing on badge B looks fresh and done in copper whereas badge A's brazing looks like it was done a long time ago - these differences can be seen in the photos.

Any feedback / advice on the authenticity of these badges would be much appreciated.

Many thanks and best regards
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Old 25-06-22, 02:59 PM
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They both look genuine to me.

Bdr. Parker Windle MM, A Btry. 210th (E. Lancs.) RFA WW1 , fr. Burnley
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Old 25-06-22, 03:00 PM
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The left hand one with the blunt snout is from a repro die in my opinion.

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