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Old 07-12-17, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by High Wood View Post
I agree with many of your points but would say that badges from the Great War, or earlier, should have certain characteristics concomitant with the manufacturing techniques of the period. If the design of a cap badge has not changed between 1914 and 1945 and badge production has massively increased due to war time demand then there should be indicators of which are the earlier badges. Badges from the Great War are more likely to have tapered sliders, crimp marks and sweat holes than later badges. So as a rule of thumb is that, whilst these features are not hallmarks, they are certainly indicators of a badge produced earlier than those without these features.

As the Army Cyclist Corps was disbanded in 1919 all their badges ought to have period characteristics unless economy production methods cut corners. Unlike other Corps I don't think that the A.C.C. was massively expanded during the Great War.

The waters are further muddied by the amount of fake A.C.C. there are on the market.

Thank you Simon , good reasoning .
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