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Old 10-07-19, 03:53 PM
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I picked this nice little RE BD Old Comrades Association enamel badge up the other day.

1" tall, enamel with a lapel fitting to the rear, does anybody know anything about it?

There seems to be nothing online or in RE books about it, though I do remember one sometimes rarely popped up on ebay a few years back, though not sure they were the same design or wording.

No makers mark, is it a first pattern post-WW2 badge? It has that look.
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Old 12-07-19, 08:15 PM
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Good heavens, what a superb little badge, beautifully made.
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Hi

I sometimes dabble in collecting OCAs and would agree that it is a nice wee item.

That fitting seems to either turn up on European (especially French or Italian ones ) or on late 1940s-50s lapel badges.

I've got it on some of my later OCAs.
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Good heavens, what a superb little badge, beautifully made.
I just had a look at the photos. I don't think that it was made by one of the big makers (am guessing that it was a bit of a "niche" market). You'll see that there is a black outline to the "transparent red" enamel.

I've been told by someone who restores old car badges that this colour is a proper b##ger to get right and can easily be overheated.

It never really works on silver and usually ends up a queer reddish brown. Amazing what you can learn if you ask!
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I just had a look at the photos. I don't think that it was made by one of the big makers (am guessing that it was a bit of a "niche" market). You'll see that there is a black outline to the "transparent red" enamel.

I've been told by someone who restores old car badges that this colour is a proper b##ger to get right and can easily be overheated.

It never really works on silver and usually ends up a queer reddish brown. Amazing what you can learn if you ask!
Thanks for the info DumDum.
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