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Old 04-06-21, 03:54 PM
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Default R U C Genuine or not?

This item was sold as a cap badge, which I'm not sure it is. The front is blackened, but the rear is plain aluminium, with blackened brass blade fasteners. Opinions please.
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Billy, the two blades in that configuration suggest to me that this is a 'DANBURY MINT' Badge.

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Nothing wrong with it. Made by Firmin & Sons. The base of these badges is always white metal. This is so that when the black is applied it can be "rubbed" to show the highlights on the front.
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Old 04-06-21, 06:51 PM
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Cheers Dave. We'll, you learn something new for the mk1 knowledge bank everyday.
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Old 04-06-21, 09:33 PM
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Hi Billy
As Dave say's, nothing wrong with it spot on. All the metal RUC cap badges have that fitting as far as I am aware. In my collection I also have an A/A one that has lugs same as the collar's.
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Die struck badge with blades, die struck badge with lugs.
I picked up quite a few RUC cap and collar badges in 'Derry and Strabane during the early / mid 70's but gave nearly all of them away.
Some were on cloth backings, others on grained red flexible "leather look" plastic a deeper shade than the cloth.
I think it was only the anod al badges I saw with the plastic backings.
I have one or two RUC caps but not to hand and I don't remember which type of badge / backing they have.
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Old 10-06-21, 02:40 PM
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Thanks Leigh,
I've just bought a pair of seven string collar badges that have the darker red vinyl type backing. Well, not quite a true pair of collar's. They have a slight variation to them. I'll post a photo soon.
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