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Old 23-06-22, 07:30 PM
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Would appreciate members opinions on the collars and shoulder titles please as I’m aware some have been repro’ed in recent years. Also what would be a fair price.

Believe the motto collars are 1960s era. The Machine Gun Corps collars look good quality and appear to be cast bronze with D loops.

If good I will be moving them on.
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Old 23-06-22, 07:54 PM
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Default 17/21L white metal collar badges

Luke,
I have this pair of 17/21L collar badges which I think are reproduction?

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Old 23-06-22, 08:03 PM
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I see thanks. Griff had them on his site as 1960s but if there’s doubt in the tat box they can go.
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Old 23-06-22, 09:18 PM
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Luke,
I would be very pleased if others assess them as genuine.
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Old 23-06-22, 09:32 PM
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I have an arm motto very much like yours that was given to me, with other 17th/21st bits, in 1997 by an ex 17th/21st Lancer, he had transfered to the REME on amalgamation with the 16th/5th.
I'll dig it out for comparison.
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Old 23-06-22, 09:34 PM
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I’m happy the Chad is fine. Sorry I put it in for size comparison.
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Old 23-06-22, 09:43 PM
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I’m happy the Chad is fine. Sorry I put it in for size comparison.
Ah, no worries
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Old 24-06-22, 12:42 AM
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I have not seen such small OSD MGC collars before, but they look genuine to me, as does the Lancs RGA ST.

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Luke,

I believe the two T titles to be modern copies.

They have the chemical aging seen on such titles.

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Old 24-06-22, 10:03 AM
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Thanks Chris, CB and Simon.

The MGC collars are proper tiddlers, so much so they do look a little silly. Found what appears to be a pic of them in wear though.

Many thanks for the ST comment Simon. The hex lugs on T-RFA-Essex certainty fooled me as the repro ones I’d seen always appeared quite a bit chunkier. Good to know and very glad I don’t collect STs!
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Old 24-06-22, 11:10 AM
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Luke,

I have to say it looks a lot better in this latest photo.

Check the hex lugs arent cast into it as one.

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Old 24-06-22, 11:36 AM
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If you have any other titles check the thickness for comparison. I bought a dodgy one recently and it was obvious.
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Luke,

Compare them to these fakes on ebay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384963965...isxUo&LH_BIN=1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/394090139...ijtP5&LH_BIN=1

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175261664...ia4u1&LH_BIN=1

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Old 24-06-22, 12:14 PM
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There does seem to be a lot in common with the Essex one to this example.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284099903...YAAOSwl4Ff1pzJ
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Old 24-06-22, 12:23 PM
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Thanks both.

Are they thinner or thicker Keith? Believe it or not I don’t have a single shoulder title in the house, these aside.
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