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Old 16-08-19, 06:50 PM
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Old 16-08-19, 09:48 PM
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While no expert, I am not thrilled by it. The messy embroidery on the reverse is typical of fakes.

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Old 17-08-19, 07:37 AM
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Thanks CB

I'm not sure this one fits into the "Paki" style embroidered modern era, as the thread is thin and not the usual thick spaghetti style and the poor quality and felt that one would expect to see from Paki made repro.

The complexity and detail of the embroidered design might be of occupation era?

Any other thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 17-08-19, 09:10 PM
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Hi guys

Any more thoughts original "Paki" repro or legit theatre made?

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Old 17-08-19, 09:22 PM
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Phil,

Not one I like.
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Old 17-08-19, 10:45 PM
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Thanks Jerry

Looks like a repro I gather so will put in the "learned lesson" file.

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Typical Asian made fake
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Old 18-08-19, 03:18 AM
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Thanks all

Its a repro like the old tune says "I can see clearly now the pin has dropped.." or words to that effect.

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Old 31-08-19, 08:33 AM
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Phill,
I can see your early dilemma. I started collecting WWII cloth badges only last year and I have been taken for a ride so many times. I estimate I could take a City Break holiday on the money I've lost to fraudsters. I've learnt some of the tricks of the trade to spot fakes, but I'm still being caught out here and there. Lucky for us, the Forum is a great place to verify if a badge is real or fake. Best wishes and happy hunting. Ken ��
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Old 31-08-19, 11:20 AM
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Phil, may I use your images on a FB page devoted to id'ing Cdn repro insigina? (the 79th Div patch was worn by 1 Canadian Armoured Carrier Regt).
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