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Old 17-02-16, 01:40 PM
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I recently bought this with a lot of other badges in a London shop. It's a well made badge but I am very uneasy about it. Top notch quality unlike the usual ebay fakes.
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Old 17-02-16, 01:53 PM
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Alan,
From the images I can see nothing that would alarm me about your example, it's just in great condition;

http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...p?albumid=2488

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Old 17-02-16, 02:00 PM
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Well Andy how many would you like to buy? They come in BB and all brass and with this slider type and the extruded one. I think he has at least a dozen in his shop of all 3 types. Maybe it's time to revise your album?

He also had half a dozen Ulster HG in the same paint job and finish.

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Old 17-02-16, 02:08 PM
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Forum members might find the following pictures useful. The modern one (the pristine one on the left) is shown next to what I regard as a genuine pre 1923 BB one and a genuine w/m version.
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Old 17-02-16, 02:13 PM
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Alan
No, I'll leave the album just as it is thank you!

I am still more than happy with the badge you opened the thread with!

Andy

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Old 17-02-16, 02:22 PM
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£5 each - I gave up counting how many there were after I pulled out the first 10 or so. The finish was not all as good as that one and I ended up with rather black fingertips! The brass ones were equally pristine.
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Old 17-02-16, 02:32 PM
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I'm surprised you found it in a shop in London, it's a badge desert these days.
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Old 17-02-16, 03:09 PM
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If you think London is bad you want to try the West Country. Even if you can find a genuine badge, the prices are daft even for common badges. There is a couple of dealers in Bath but none in Bristol that I have found.
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Old 17-02-16, 03:47 PM
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Where about in London? I am going down this weekend.
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Old 17-02-16, 04:10 PM
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Alan,
I would have taken all the ones like the first one you posted!

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Old 17-02-16, 04:28 PM
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Trust me you wouldn't have. Whilst they were all from the same die the quality of the black finish varied immensely. That was the best one but as I uncovered more and more it became obvious that they were all fakes. The unpainted ones were much easier to recognise as modern as the blacking masks the age. I literally had to wipe my fingers as they were so grubby from the paint not being properly sealed. Also the presence of all of the Ulster HG sounded klaxons rather than alarm bells! I mean what are the chances of a dozen finished, part finished and un painted pre 1923 badges suddenly all popping up in one shop at the same time? The fact that there were 2 styles of sliders on both the RUR and the UHG rather rules out the very, very remote chance of a box of 'sleepers' suddenly being sold off after a clear out from the London Irish QM!

If anyone wants it to fill a gap then send me £5 plus the price of large letter stamp and it's theirs. However it is sold as a fake.

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Old 17-02-16, 07:55 PM
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Lived in Devon for several years and bought a 2nd Birmingham Pals in Seaton and a GvR Household Cavalry ORs badge at Chard but not much else. Few bits and bobs in Honiton. I think that the way all over these days. Regards, Paul.
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Alan O dealer in Bristol Andy Stevens -christmas steps He has been there 35 years + What he does not have in his Gloucestershire collection is not worth worrying about
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Where about in London? I am going down this weekend.
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Was going to ask the same question. Where in London, Alan? If you'd rather not name the specific shop/dealer, perhaps a street name? I am very familiar with the remaining shops in town.
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