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Old 13-03-24, 04:05 PM
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Default Reconnaissance Cap Badge.

Hi Guys,
I recently purchased this recce cap badge from eBay. I thought it looked okay from the pictures but now it’s in my hand I’m not so sure.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 15-03-24, 09:53 AM
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Any ideas?
Here’s some close ups of the slider.
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Old 15-03-24, 10:11 AM
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Hello Lee, the badge looks good to me, hopefully others will confirm.


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Old 15-03-24, 10:12 AM
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Lee. Difficult to tell from the photo due to shadow but I was always led to believe that if the spear haft below the scroll was thinner than above, then that was a tell tale sign of a fake. As always happy to be proved wrong.
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Old 15-03-24, 10:32 AM
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Looks ok to me, the spear looks ok to me from what I can see from your picture.
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Old 15-03-24, 10:50 AM
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Looks ok the shaped triangle end to the slider where it joins the badge is not seen on common fakes.
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Old 15-03-24, 04:54 PM
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Thanks Guys.
Apart from the thinner shaft of the spear, is there anything else to look out for?
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Old 17-04-24, 07:42 AM
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It appears to have a slider identical to the one attached; crimped to fit the lightning bolt. That is a good sign.
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Old 21-04-24, 04:14 PM
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Thanks Luc,
It’s very daunting starting out collecting, when there are so many fakes.
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Old 01-05-24, 04:03 PM
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This one belonged to my grandfather in WW2 so is correct. It was big corps and several dies exist. They come with lugs and sliders.
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Old 03-05-24, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the information, Alan.
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Old 03-05-24, 12:29 PM
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I would avoid spending any money on any Yorkshire one as the vast majority are fakes with applied roses.

W/M and chromed ones exist. The w/m has been attributed to scottish regts but this may or may not be accurate.

I suspect the chrome ones were late war purchases for wear on coloured side caps that were all the vogue at the end of the war for 'best'.
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