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Old 06-06-20, 08:39 AM
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Default 7th Bn Hants Regt

Greetings. I would like to ask opinions on the originality of the attached 7th Hants Regt badge please.
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Old 06-06-20, 10:52 AM
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A fake.
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Old 06-06-20, 11:36 AM
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hi there,what makes this a fake
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Old 06-06-20, 12:05 PM
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The modern slider, the metal, the artificial ageing attempt, poor reverse detail, the rounded ToysRus lettering, line underscoring instead of dots etc.

Compare it to this genuine one. There are numerous other subtle differences.
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Old 06-06-20, 02:38 PM
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Just from the photographs in the original post, I would say both the material used and method of manufacture, suggest to me, at least, that it is completely spurious.


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Old 06-06-20, 04:40 PM
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As viewed void to right corner of gauge is a bad sign.
Out of interest- I have only recently noticed a similar 'Toys Are Us' type font on some WWII plastic badges. I think it was on a Suffolk badge that I noticed the similarity. Regards, Paul.

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Old 06-06-20, 05:03 PM
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Unfortunately you have to know as much about what makes a badge a fake as what makes it right. That will come with time and the advice given on here.

IMOO the yellow brass metal looks poor, the toning is wrong as is the slider.
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Old 06-06-20, 05:25 PM
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Many thanks for the advice Gents. The quest continues to find an original! I am not an expert on this matter but am learning quite fast.
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