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Old 04-05-21, 11:46 AM
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Thank you for the replies so far.

As for a short summary up and until now.

All badges so far seem to be period ww1/ww2 badges with some predating ww1 with the exception of:

Grenadier Guards which seems to be post-ww2.

Alex questions Royal Fusiliers being good. Can someone please confirm or deny this. Thanks!
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Old 04-05-21, 06:30 PM
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The grenade in post 24 is Victorian.
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Old 05-05-21, 05:46 AM
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Not Royal Fusiliers, Royal Scots Fusiliers in post #33. I would like a second opinion but I would pass on it. I don't like the lugs or the colour.
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Old 05-05-21, 06:38 AM
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Not Royal Fusiliers, Royal Scots Fusiliers in post #33. I would like a second opinion but I would pass on it. I don't like the lugs or the colour.
Yes you are correct: ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS - anyone to confirm or deny Alex his doubts? Much appreciated.
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Old 05-05-21, 08:48 AM
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I would not necessarily think it was not original, the lower lug is often found affixed a little lower, but, I would perhaps seek a more pleasing example.


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Yes you are correct: ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS - anyone to confirm or deny Alex his doubts? Much appreciated.
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Old 05-05-21, 12:53 PM
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Gaunt made a considerable number of these, although, there are not always marked, as a medal collector, I have encountered odd ones in good quite comprehensive groups for both regular pre and Korea period as well as National Service men, so I assume made in the 1940's and still being issued into the 1950's
So I would just buy a marked example of one of those if I were you.

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Old 08-05-21, 10:09 AM
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Gentlemen,

I just looked through this thread again and it seems that the opinions expressed in it make it possible to conclude that all badges (including the Royal Scots Fusiliers???) shown here are original pre-1946 badges although there is some unclearity as to the age of the Grenadier Guards badge (see pics). If I have understood correctly some seem to think this is a post-1945 badge while others believe it to be Victorian.

Please be so kind as to confirm all badges are original and if possible be so kind as to determine whether the Grenadier Guards badge is either Victorian or post-1945. THANK YOU!

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Old 08-05-21, 10:12 AM
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Gentlemen,

I just looked through this thread again and it seems that the opinions expressed in it make it possible to conclude that all badges (including the Royal Scots Fusiliers???) shown here are original pre-1946 badges although there is some unclearity as to the age of the Grenadier Guards badge (see pics). If I have understood correctly some seem to think this is a post-1945 badge while others believe it to be Victorian.

Please be so kind as to confirm all badges are original and if possible be so kind as to determine whether the Grenadier Guards badge is either Victorian or post-1945. THANK YOU!

Cheers, Tom
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Old 08-05-21, 10:31 AM
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Thank you Andy!
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Old 08-05-21, 03:28 PM
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The Grenadiers badge is certainly an original example and worn into King Edward's reign being issued until the stock expired, I would be pleased with it if I were you.
The Scots Fusiliers, I would think, from the photographs, original, although, you could replace it if you are unhappy.




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Gentlemen,

I just looked through this thread again and it seems that the opinions expressed in it make it possible to conclude that all badges (including the Royal Scots Fusiliers???) shown here are original pre-1946 badges although there is some unclearity as to the age of the Grenadier Guards badge (see pics). If I have understood correctly some seem to think this is a post-1945 badge while others believe it to be Victorian.

Please be so kind as to confirm all badges are original and if possible be so kind as to determine whether the Grenadier Guards badge is either Victorian or post-1945. THANK YOU!

Cheers, Tom
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Old 09-05-21, 08:36 AM
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The Lancs Fusiliers looks ground dug. The Inniskilling Fusiliers has the flag facing right, so it is more likely ww2 than ww1 (look for a flag facing left).
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Old 09-05-21, 09:20 AM
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The Lancs Fusiliers looks ground dug. The Inniskilling Fusiliers has the flag facing right, so it is more likely ww2 than ww1 (look for a flag facing left).
Thank Phil - I collect ww1 and ww2 so the fact of which way the flag is blowing is not so important in this case. Happy with a ww2 era example.
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Old 09-05-21, 11:38 AM
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I would say it can only be original, thankfully, they are not copied anything like the badge shown in post twenty nine.


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