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Old 26-11-19, 01:22 PM
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Hello again.

I am now after an Imperial Service Brooch as I believe my great grandfather was entitled to wear it having signed Army Form E624 ďImperial Service ObligationĒ.

I have found these on Ebay and would appreciate your thoughts on whether they are the real deal. I have seen one that looks mint on a militaria site, but at £25 I am not sure if itís a bit too much for such a badge.

1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-Terri...QAAOSwIJZdqDG7

2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-TERRI...YAAOSwpO1de-Mh

3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTIQUE-W...MAAOSwzkRdxDd7


Many thanks as ever.
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Old 26-11-19, 03:32 PM
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Martin I have one for £15 inc P&P. If you canít find one cheaper.
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Old 26-11-19, 04:08 PM
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Martin I have one for £15 inc P&P. If you canít find one cheaper.
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The article is properly called a "tablet".
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Old 26-11-19, 04:26 PM
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The article is properly called a "tablet".
Thank you for that.

Apologies, Iím very much a novice. I first read about the tablet on the Long, Long Trail, where it is described as a brooch, hence my wording:

https://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army...itorial-force/
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Old 27-11-19, 12:41 AM
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Link 2 looks and sound like a copy-Last one, 2 sold. I would go for number 3. Regards, Paul.
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I once went to buy one from an antique shop to have the dealer tell me that he had recently sold a silver one. Memory has dimmed now but I though he said that it had been a hallmarked example.

Ever seen one of these or was this just a dealer's "story"?
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Old 27-11-19, 09:34 AM
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They certainly seem to make good money these days, sadly, copies have started to appear, so be careful, Lambourne made particularly pleasing examples, the die was engraved, the details appear embossed upon each brooch.



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Hello again.

I am now after an Imperial Service Brooch as I believe my great grandfather was entitled to wear it having signed Army Form E624 ďImperial Service ObligationĒ.

I have found these on Ebay and would appreciate your thoughts on whether they are the real deal. I have seen one that looks mint on a militaria site, but at £25 I am not sure if itís a bit too much for such a badge.

1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-Terri...QAAOSwIJZdqDG7

2. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-TERRI...YAAOSwpO1de-Mh

3. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTIQUE-W...MAAOSwzkRdxDd7


Many thanks as ever.
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Old 27-11-19, 11:12 AM
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Link 2 looks and sound like a copy-Last one, 2 sold. I would go for number 3. Regards, Paul.
Cheers for that Paul, appreciate it. I see link 2 is now sold too, but fortunately not to me!
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They certainly seem to make good money these days, sadly, copies have started to appear, so be careful, Lambourne made particularly pleasing examples, the die was engraved, the details appear embossed upon each brooch.
Thank you for the advice Frank, that is very useful. I looked again at the three examples I linked to and canít see any makerís mark on any of them as it happens, although perhaps the photos just are not that clear.
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Old 27-11-19, 12:21 PM
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I once went to buy one from an antique shop to have the dealer tell me that he had recently sold a silver one. Memory has dimmed now but I though he said that it had been a hallmarked example.

Ever seen one of these or was this just a dealer's "story"?
I have only just started looking for one but I must admit a silver version would be nice. Not sure great grandad would have been able to afford one though lol, so probably would not be truly representative.
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I have only just started looking for one but I must admit a silver version would be nice. Not sure great grandad would have been able to afford one though lol, so probably would not be truly representative.
Just buy Marks that he offered, its cheap and will be 100% genuine.

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Just buy Marks that he offered, its cheap and will be 100% genuine.

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Have already done exactly that, Simon, yes 😁

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