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Old 09-04-24, 08:05 PM
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Picked this up today on a whim. Has anyone ever seen an unvoided West India Regiment cap badge or did I make a (fortunately inexpensive) mistake?
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Old 09-04-24, 09:09 PM
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I don't think these were ever voided, I may be wrong.

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Old 09-04-24, 10:31 PM
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My example in Bimetal is voided with a slider. There is also an anodised version also voided with J.R.GAUNT LONDON slider

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Here is my voided gilding metal version, has a slider.
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I was correct when I said I might be wrong

Lovely examples shown by other members.

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Old 10-04-24, 09:37 AM
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Picked this up today on a whim. Has anyone ever seen an unvoided West India Regiment cap badge or did I make a (fortunately inexpensive) mistake?
First I’ve seen with a solid centre.

No doubts an original.

Is it gilt washed? Looks very rich.
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Old 10-04-24, 09:41 AM
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My example in Bimetal is voided with a slider. There is also an anodised version also voided with J.R.GAUNT LONDON slider

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Very nice Tim, an early badge with a long slider 1903-05.

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Here is my voided gilding metal version, has a slider.
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A fine example of the 1916 all Gm issue, SP 4734A/1916. In April of that year 3,000 were ordered.
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Old 10-04-24, 01:22 PM
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Very nice Tim, an early badge with a long slider 1903-05.



A fine example of the 1916 all Gm issue, SP 4734A/1916. In April of that year 3,000 were ordered.
It has a long slider and came with this sheet brass slider socket I assume for fixing in the West India Regiment head dress.

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Old 10-04-24, 01:53 PM
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Possibly but I still think it’s an Edwardian example.

The crimp has a sort of mitre at its edges and there’s a pinched look to the slider just after the bend. Both traits evident on many early long sliders.

My 1st V.B. Royal West Kent below shows these features.
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Old 12-04-24, 06:00 PM
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First I’ve seen with a solid centre.

No doubts an original.

Is it gilt washed? Looks very rich.
Apologies for the late reply. I think the background and lighting is making the colour pop a bit more but it does seem to have a gilt coating. It’s not as bright as some other badges I have, but I generally only collect ORs badges so not alot of gilt in my collection.
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