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Old 11-05-18, 09:28 PM
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These are my two for comparison.

I must admit I did have concerns about the 3rd, it was won very cheaply on ebay without competition which always worries me a bit with the amount of dealers out there are out there. Then the abbreviation of VOL without the small R which appears on all the other VB's plates. However, there was a recent huge collection of Essex badges at Lockdales from a long time Essex collector in which there was a KC plate with the missing R as well.

It appears Essex headress badges, glengarry, plates and cap badges appear in blackened and white metal.
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You will find examples of blackend 1vb and 3vb plates in this excellent album

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...p?albumid=1547

You will also find examples here

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...p?albumid=3329

It would seem, as Keith has noticed that the 1vb an 3vb plates exist in both WM and BB. However, the one thing I do notice, is that there is no 2vb plates. Now I am not an Essex collector, but does such a thing exist?

Now, IMO the finish is awful and it might be worth stripping them back. However, I notice that no one has advised as to how to re blacken them and would be very intersted as to how this should be done?

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Did the 1st and 3rd VB Essex have blackened badges?

Shouldnt they be WM?

Is the paint hiding the fact that they may be spurious?

The paint needs to go whatever the outcome.

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WM on BRass plate???
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WM on BRass plate???
Ha! yes, very odd

As has been pointed out, it could and I repeat could be a case of recycling. Note that the Essex 3vb wore both WM and blackened brass plates. However, if I had known, I would not have taken the 3vb. That being said, I am confident that the parts are original and that the repair is old.

Sadly we will never know if this was done "officially" or done to deceive or even to fill a gap in a collection.

Anyway, thank you all for your input. It has been most refreshing to discuss this subject with like minded people
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