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Old 20-02-21, 04:42 PM
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Both cap badges to the LRB are genuine as are the 6th and 7th Bns.
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Old 20-02-21, 04:43 PM
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The PO Rifles has replaced modern loops but the badge itself is genuine.

The top 9th London is genuine, the bottom Gaunt one is a repro. I don’t collect officers badges so I’ll leave others to comment on those.
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Old 20-02-21, 04:48 PM
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10th Bn don't like the paddington
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11th Bn again not sure about the badge
title looks to have been separated from the T perhaps cut off then attached later to a separate T
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The Paddington Rifles is fake as is the broken Hackney badge. The middle one is genuine.

The Finsbury Rifles with the die flaw below the Aris is also fake.
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Old 20-02-21, 04:49 PM
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The first pattern is fake as is the second pattern (3rd picture). The middle badge which is the third pattern looks fine.
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Old 20-02-21, 04:51 PM
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The first Kensington badge on loops and the third in line are Martin Marsh fakes with the bird in the bottom left quadrant’s bum stuck to the cross.

I don’t collect AAs so will leave that one to others.

I shall have to leave it there for now...
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Old 20-02-21, 09:17 PM
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[QUOTE=Neil s;539386]14th cont.
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Hi Neil,
I'm interested in the smaller London Scottish badge with lugs. Is it brass? If so, I think this should have a brooch fastener.
Thanks for showing your marvellous collections.
Cheers, John
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Old 21-02-21, 10:51 AM
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The 5th Battalion London Regiment. (London Rifle Brigade), has the classic faults associated with a worn out die and therefore may be a later restrike.

These faults are clearly seen in the letters that are ringed in red, where the top of the letter is joined buy a blob of excess metal to the outer rim of the circle.

I have several examples of this badge with the same faults in my collection.

The A of Africa looks a little ropey too.

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Old 21-02-21, 11:20 AM
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Thank you all for your comments mostly confirming what I think, the small badge John is W/M I assume you mean the one with the two thistle collars.
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Old 21-02-21, 11:26 AM
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The 5th Battalion London Regiment. (London Rifle Brigade), has the classic faults associated with a worn out die and therefore may be a later restrike.

These faults are clearly seen in the letters that are ringed in red, where the top of the letter is joined buy a blob of excess metal to the outer rim of the circle.

I have several examples of this badge with the same faults in my collection.

The A of Africa looks a little ropey too.
I would be interested to hear if you have any evidence for it being a restike? They are never found with poor reverse detail, modern sliders or loops, or spurious marks from examples Iíve seen. Indeed you will struggle to find a badge from this die sans die flaws. Clearly the flaws occurred very early on in the dies life.

Also just because something has a die flaw, like the Hampshire Cyclists or Lincolnshire Yeomanry does not mean itís a restrike.
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Old 21-02-21, 11:30 AM
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The pin back is nice as is the sporran badge looped N-S. What size is the badge in the first pic on loops?
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Old 21-02-21, 11:31 AM
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The first two 16th are fine, third is a repro.
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Old 21-02-21, 11:32 AM
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Both 17thís are fine. The second badge has had a replacement slider and re-blacked.

The THR is ok too.
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Old 21-02-21, 11:33 AM
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WM badge is genuine the BB is the common fake. Like Keith said Iíd have those collars as RIC/RUC rather than 18th.
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Old 21-02-21, 11:45 AM
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Morning Luke the first badge on backing the same size as the pin back 2 1/4'' across
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