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Old 10-02-21, 08:06 AM
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Hi All,
I am thinking that these two badges are probably okay, and wouldn't be bad additions to my miniscule gun badge collection. They're both quite cheap, which does bother me a bit, what do you think?
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Old 10-02-21, 08:39 AM
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Both look fine to me. The one with lugs and slider is a smaller, post war beret badge.

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Old 10-02-21, 09:44 AM
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Like Paul says, but donít pay more than a fiver each. Regards
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Old 10-02-21, 10:53 AM
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Yes, many thanks, chaps, they are about that, Simon, free postage, as well, I don't intend to bid any more for them. I do look at quite a few, should I say, more upmarket, gun badges, but I'm rather unsure what I ought to pay for these. I'll attach a couple of pics of one badge that I've looked at recently, should I pay £35 for this?
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Old 10-02-21, 11:01 AM
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Is it gilding metal?

Whose selling it?

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Old 10-02-21, 11:05 AM
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Yes, many thanks, chaps, they are about that, Simon, free postage, as well, I don't intend to bid any more for them. I do look at quite a few, should I say, more upmarket, gun badges, but I'm rather unsure what I ought to pay for these. I'll attach a couple of pics of one badge that I've looked at recently, should I pay £35 for this?
I bought this one yesterday evening.......
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Old 10-02-21, 11:16 AM
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Oh Dear! I won't be getting that one then, it was stated to be gilding metal, and, I take it, worth £35! I'm just trying to get a feel for the market prices of these things.
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Old 10-02-21, 11:21 AM
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Chris,
I think you had a lucky escape. No way is it worth £35, thats well over the top. Sorry Leigh, I know you payed that.

I have an identical one and you can have it for £25.
Please drop me a PM.

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Old 10-02-21, 11:26 AM
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Seemed a reasonable price to me, I particularly wanted one, the last I saw being offered on the forum at £45.
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Old 10-02-21, 11:57 AM
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Ah, well, value like beauty can often be in the eye of the beholder. I've just imported a Suffolk badge from the US, and most forum members probably wouldn't want this particular badge as a gift!
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Old 10-02-21, 06:32 PM
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Good Evening
If any of you know about machine gun corps badges could you look at my post MGC fake or not and tell me your thoughts please.
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Is it gilding metal?

Whose selling it?

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Looks like Andy Plewa's photography.
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It is, tends to be easy to identify.
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It is, tends to be easy to identify.
Uniform backgrounds
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Old 13-02-21, 10:54 AM
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The badge shown in post no. 1.

The badge on an Edwardian era RA forage cap, the cap bears a clear "ghost" outline of the badge with lugs located at the ends of the "UBIQUE" scroll although the single button is a Victorian crown GS one.

I'll get around to removing the gold paint "upgrade" to the peak.
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