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Old 29-12-19, 11:14 PM
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Hi All,

I have been weeding out the badges I feel are not what they report to be could you look at these 4 badges and please comment. I will post a selection of originals from my infantry collection soon, but as always still finding dubious badges after reading threads from the forum gents please keep up the good work. Quit new to the hobby only been collecting for 30 years.

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Old 30-12-19, 01:07 AM
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It is always hard for me to judge by the photos, but I cant see anything blatantly wrong with any of these badges.
The Inniskilling is odd in that it is a two piece badge, as officer badges usually were, but with a slider. This does not mean that it is a fake however. It almost looks as though it is a Indian "bazaar" made badge.
The blank scroll Dorsets I am sure will be replied to by others more knowledgeable than I, as they are bit difficult.

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Old 30-12-19, 01:17 AM
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I would say the Dorsetshire is a wrong 'un. Erased scroll, overlapping tower. Pretty sure it should be on a slider.

The Iniskillings is a cast badge, looks very new.

The R Irish Fusiliers looks like a modern slider.
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Old 30-12-19, 02:38 AM
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I agree the RIF looks to have a bad slider. The Skins I still think is a bazaar made example. The slider and type of pins folded on the reverse is often seen on such badges. A close up photo would help.

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Old 30-12-19, 11:07 AM
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I have attached a few close up pictures of the skins badge, has anybody a view on the lugged Northamptonshire badge.

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Old 30-12-19, 12:13 PM
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Sorry none that I would place in my collection [I would have to be 100% + sure ] Like Manchesters said a steep learning curve after 46 years of collecting I'm still learning The good thing these days a lot of information on line
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Old 30-12-19, 12:44 PM
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I've placed 3 examples of North hampton shire in my album and gallery k/c slider ,victorian lugs and 4th T A
For some reason they are upside down but you can see the backs /fronts for details
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Old 30-12-19, 03:34 PM
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Hi David,

Thanks for the post in the gallery I will take a look, but I do feel that a lugged Northamptonshire badge should have a sharper definition on the reverse.

Colin.
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Old 30-12-19, 03:55 PM
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I have attached a few close up pictures of the skins badge, has anybody a view on the lugged Northamptonshire badge.

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Typical example of an Indian bazaar made piece. Just when it was made is another matter, but one cannot always be sure because as it looks so new.
These badges were usually made with the WM parts having a high content of silver which stays bright for ages. The brass or gilding metal parts again varied in content and likewise often stay bright much longer than typical British made badges. I would keep this one.

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Hi CB

Great news so back into my collection.

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