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Old 09-11-13, 11:26 AM
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This appears to be an "aged" example of the repro 61st Bn being offered nearly daily on ebay. Now it is surfacing in Canada as a "real" badge. Caveat emptor.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Orig-WW1-Cap-...item19e4b0d852
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Old 10-11-13, 02:22 PM
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Hi...Bill as an inexperience buyer what do you see in this badge that makes you say it is a repo...I am sure you must be correct...I am just trying to get some knowledge on being able to identify repo badges..This seller has other badges for sale and when you hear one is a reproduction it cast doubt on the other badges listed...

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Old 11-11-13, 06:07 PM
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Sum of the parts. There are several concerns. First is the overall lack of detail in the striking. Second, the badge is brass, which while not a conclusive factor in itself, is typical of the repros. Most CEF badges were pickled or some other dark finish.
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Old 11-11-13, 06:37 PM
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This is another troubling badge. It appears to be the post SWW striking. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Canda-WW1-CEF...-/121211506203 Compare it with the badge in the Post 1953 Gallery. http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/can...n_dragoons.htm
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Old 12-11-13, 11:38 AM
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For comparison, here is one of the repro badges from the UK. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-61ST-C...item485cb1231c
Note the similarities, down even to the flaws/marks on the badge. Cavet emptor.
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Thanks bill for the lesson....Nice information to know.
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Chap in Calgary who has posted this "original" 61 Bn for sale, confirmed it came in from Badgeman2005, in the UK.
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Old 13-11-13, 01:27 AM
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Dealers are going to come and go. Problem is that there are a lot of these badges out and about, and their appearance is changing. Some are being "aged" to give the badge the look of age. The phoney badges need to be documented and the word spread so that they won't trick collectors.
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Thanks for posting these, Bill.

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Old 13-11-13, 11:47 AM
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Here is a listing for a good example of the 61st. Even with the crappy image, one cans see the detail is much crisper/sharper. The badge appears to be a copper base with the pickled finish, both of which are typical of the period. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/WWI-Canadian-...item43c1e236ce
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Chap in Calgary who has posted this "original" 61 Bn for sale, confirmed it came in from Badgeman2005, in the UK.
The biggest seller of fake badges on ebay. He operates under several IDs under the name Croft Collectibles. Out and out purveyor of fake badges.
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