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Old 28-06-21, 08:06 PM
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Default Opinions needed on 2 LRDG cap badges

Could I have people's opinions please on the originality of these two LRDG cap badges that were offered recently by Military Antiques Toronto?
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Old 28-06-21, 08:33 PM
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I’m no expert but the second badge looks to me like a ‘touching tail’ version which has been given a bit of DIY to free the leg from attaching to the singer and also a foreleg from the rim.

The first badge would appear to be a silver example of the type Nigel Flitter regularly sells on his accounts.

So in a nutshell thumbs down on both from me… but I’m no expert.
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Old 28-06-21, 08:40 PM
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The first badge looks like someone has gone over it with a tig welder.
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Old 28-06-21, 10:44 PM
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Both badges are fake.

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I'm no expert but totally agree - both completely fake.

The HM silver hallmarks are not even readable, on a piece of polished silver two hundred years old one might expect that but on the back of a badge from the mid 20th - very dodgy.

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Old 29-06-21, 01:31 AM
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99.9 percent of anything LRDG is fake. This seller is well known for flogging a mixture of overpriced junk as well as overpriced genuine items.

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Old 29-06-21, 06:10 AM
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I'm no expert but totally agree - both completely fake.

The HM silver hallmarks are not even readable, on a piece of polished silver two hundred years old one might expect that but on the back of a badge from the mid 20th - very dodgy.

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The silver marks are actually copies of Egyptian silver hallmarks, but also just done to deceive in this case.
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Old 29-06-21, 10:49 AM
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Translated the hallmark says "Del Boy Peckham"
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Old 29-06-21, 08:21 PM
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Thank you for your opinions gentlemen, the pictures are off to my "fakes" reference folder.
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Old 30-06-21, 10:26 PM
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Must be a big folder

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Shocking, but, unsurprising!


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A friend of mine collects WW2 (deactivated) weapons, especially Thompson sub-machine guns. The last one he purchased recently, when he stripped it for cleaning, had 'LRDG' stamped in the metal hidden by the butt. He isn't interested in it as a possible LRDG weapon as his is obsessed by the Thompson itself as a weapon. But now he's told me about it I would like to know if a LRDG weapon would have been thus stamped?
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Old 29-07-21, 09:19 AM
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the question to ask is why they would want to do this?
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Yes, good point. Maybe it was a 'hands off, don't pinch our kit' warning. Just a thought.
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