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Old 19-02-20, 08:28 PM
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Default R.N.D. Drake

I believe this to be a very bad copy, I welcome any comments to confirm before it goes in the pot.
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Old 19-02-20, 08:33 PM
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Iím in no doubt this type is a genuine makers variation. Not Gaunt made.
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Old 19-02-20, 09:11 PM
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Really Luke ! I was looking at the area around the masts...there seems to be an added layer...whereas all the other versions I look at on the forum are crisp and clean in detail.
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Old 19-02-20, 09:22 PM
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Really . If you are unhappy with it please do send it to me!

Did you see my PM in the HLI thread asking for a close up pic of the cap badge? I’d be much obliged if you could.
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Old 20-02-20, 11:02 AM
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There is a thread in the navy section discussing non-Gaunt made RND badges. If you search you should be able to find it. Can't remember if Drake gets a mention.
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Old 20-02-20, 11:15 AM
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They have been sold as genuine and go for up to £100 on the more expensive dealer's sites.
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Old 20-02-20, 11:19 AM
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Might be worth having a look at this thread: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=66516
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Old 20-02-20, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the comment. I have looked at the above thread, which is a brilliant debate among some of the more experienced collectors. However, on looking at the Drake badge there, although it has many of the similar features, I feel my badge is different around the mast area of the rear flag. It looks like my badge has an extra layer of metal above the aft yardarm.
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Old 20-02-20, 06:59 PM
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I wouldn't want this variation type, the quality is poor. Id go for the Gaunt tablet one.
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