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Old 21-04-21, 08:16 PM
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Another discovery while examining the lugs under large magnification compounds my findings : )))) there is something special about Tiptaft lugs! I will double check more WW1 cap badges to see if this unusual construction is present in them!
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Old 21-04-21, 09:39 PM
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This badge was covered in some detail in a previous thread maybe 2 or 3 years ago do a search and see what comes up.

I got one in the 70's from a reputable dealer in Melbourne who told me that mine is a good one,

In my opinion there should be a clear separation between the top of the trident and the ear, there should be only one point of contact between the decoration on the left as you look at it and the left knee and the circle on the inside of the leg should be voided. The "Devil" should be mostly vertical any badge that is "squeezed" is not genuine.

I hope that this helps.

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Phil what do you mean as squeezed??
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Old 22-04-21, 02:08 AM
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The 13th Light Horse had a squadron in France and the rest of the regiment was in Palestine and Egypt.

I was told by Jack Langley (long time Australian militaria dealer) that Tip Taft in the UK made some for them (which makes sense as they had a squadron in France) and that others were made in Egypt (I have also seen rough sand cast 13ALH collars that were made in Egypt and are legit).

The fake ones tend to lack detail, especially around the eyes and have been reproduced heavily over the years. I was told that even a Victorian Motorcycle gang wore copies (though I don't know how true this is).

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Hi Mick,
Just a correction: it was the 4th ALH who were divided between theatres. The 13 ALH was all on the Western Front.
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Old 22-04-21, 02:33 AM
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Hi Mick,
Just a correction: it was the 4th ALH who were divided between theatres. The 13 ALH was all on the Western Front.
Oops your right. Must have been thinking of the 4th LH.

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Forgive my lack of knowledge on this subject
But When did they start Striking WW1.13 ALH hat badges in Brass.....
If one looks on UK Ebay they sell Unpainted Brass copies for 20 pounds
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Forgive my lack of knowledge on this subject
But When did they start Striking WW1.13 ALH hat badges in Brass.....
If one looks on UK Ebay they sell Unpainted Brass copies for 20 pounds
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The ones on UK ebay for GBP20 are all copies. Rubbish made and sold by unscrupulous sellers.

Authentic ones sell for around AUD$150-200 or more these days.

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Old 22-04-21, 04:56 AM
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Oops your right. Must have been thinking of the 4th LH.

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An easy enough slip to make, given that both units served as Corps Cavalry.
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