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Old 14-02-20, 04:26 PM
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Default WM SWB cap badge opinions please

Hi folks

This looks like a WM SWB cap badge with a Guant London slider, my question is
1 is it a fake?
2 if genuine who wore a WM one?
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Old 14-02-20, 04:27 PM
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Old 14-02-20, 05:18 PM
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The "GAUNT.LONDON" mark is a fake mark, the genuine ones didn't have the full stop between the words.
Sorry, cheers,
Alex
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Old 14-02-20, 06:49 PM
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Hi,yes a definite fake as said before, because of the dot.
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Old 14-02-20, 06:55 PM
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Thanks folks the think I'm going to need a bigger junk drawer
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Old 14-02-20, 07:37 PM
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The badge is a repro. But just to be clear there is a genuine Gaunt mark with the dreaded dot in the same position. The genuine mark is somewhat smaller at 11mm and the lettering much more squished together.

Examples are in the makers mark section https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/ma...arks/gaunt.htm

I can tell from the spacing on yours that is the fake 15mm mark which appeared in the 1970s fake flood.
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Old 15-02-20, 12:45 AM
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Sapper 533
From one sapper to another I have out grown my draw and am now up to a box.
However still enjoying the hobby.
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Old 15-02-20, 09:15 AM
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I think to be quite honest even without any mark, both the materials used as well as the slider really do show it as what it is, never mind, plenty of original badges out there and often for very little money.

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