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Old 07-09-21, 08:31 PM
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Question Kangaroo metal shoulder title

Recently I have re-carded my Australian badges is this title real or a Fake?

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Old 07-09-21, 08:56 PM
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I'm think it's more likely an attempt at trench art.

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Old 07-09-21, 09:53 PM
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Cool Kangaroo metal shoulder title

Mick, thanks for the reply, it could well be a piece of trench art produced by the "30/- a day tourists" I have had it for a good number of years which of course means nothing, but as I do not see them appearing on online selling sites, I am curious to know if any other members have similar titles.

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I have two original hand cut Boer War varieties of the badge, one slightly larger than the other. I might have a scan somewhere and will have a look. The trouble with your badge is that it appears to be a casting from a WW1 or later AUSTRALIA title, certainly not hand cut.
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agree with both
its cast so more like a piece of trench art or novelty item
there are similar designs but all are hand cut brass
i would keep it as a novelty item
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Old 08-09-21, 12:41 AM
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I have two original hand cut Boer War varieties of the badge, one slightly larger than the other. I might have a scan somewhere and will have a look. The trouble with your badge is that it appears to be a casting from a WW1 or later AUSTRALIA title, certainly not hand cut.
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Had one of these,Sand Cast brass.The only one I had ever seen
Sold it on eBay a few years back......
A Trench Art ..Novelty item
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Old 08-09-21, 06:46 AM
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Default Hand Cut Boer War Roo Title

Here's a Boer war version...hand cut
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Old 08-09-21, 07:21 AM
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Default Kangaroo metal shoulder title

Thanks chaps for your replies, so definitely not an issued item, I cannot remember where I bought it from, possibly in a small collection, I will keep it as an oddity.
Rob
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Recently I have re-carded my Australian badges is this title real or a Fake?

Thanks Rob
There was a discussion previously here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40029"]https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40029"]https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40029

which shows my badge which is virtually the same badge, but with minor differences

Dan

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