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Old 23-07-18, 07:14 AM
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I found this on my bookshelves. Not that much help but an interesting picture and an important piece of research
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-...kAAOSw2EZc9~Le

Another fake. The same seller can do a nice RAC Winged airborne badge for a £1 as well.

Bargain!
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Old 05-06-19, 05:18 PM
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It’s in good company with a fake LRDG and Free French para. Hopefully members see this and no-one is caught out, he’s clearly gone to some effort to deceive.
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Old 06-06-19, 02:05 AM
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How does one identify a genuine China Labour Corps badge? I thought they were very rare but of late are coming up on many sites. There are 2 on British Empire militaria and one sold. Difficult to ascertain if they're the real thing.
Last week there was one on ebay from Barry which was different - A dragon - which sold for nearly 400 I think. It was a lovely badge not the CLC design usually seen
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Old 06-06-19, 04:42 AM
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Link to the badge that I think Khyber is referring to is here
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Old 06-06-19, 04:00 PM
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Yes a lovely badge. Wish I had that kind of money!
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The CLC badge up for sale just went for £71.
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Old 10-06-19, 07:24 PM
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How does one identify a genuine China Labour Corps badge? I thought they were very rare but of late are coming up on many sites. There are 2 on British Empire militaria and one sold. Difficult to ascertain if they're the real thing.
Last week there was one on ebay from Barry which was different - A dragon - which sold for nearly 400 I think. It was a lovely badge not the CLC design usually seen
These are just my observations and opinions however Iím confident theyíre correct.

The C.L.C badge in the first picture is copyright to the Flanders Fields Museum. Note it is rather distinct and different from the numerous C.L.C badges flooding eBay over the past few months, second picture.

Difference being:

1. Letter positions - note the C and L sit further apart on the eBay badges
2. Font - the Cís on the eBay badges are very ToysRUs and blobby; they also finish like a pair of pincers. Where the FFM badge has more regular Cís with sharp edges
3. Full stops - much deeper and more pointed on the FFM badge. Additionally the last full stop looks like an after thought nearly touching the rim and raised compared to the other 2. This is significantly different from the eBay fake where they are in a straight line, shallower and more rounded.

If I was to buy an example of this badge it would be the FFM type.

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Old 11-06-19, 02:59 AM
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Hi

I can help with a DEFINITE original (unless our junk shops many years ago were accessing these "dud" items...) Mine has lost its blades though.

I had had it for a LONG time before I knew what it was!

Back in 2003, I went to China for a little under a month.

I didn't see any of these C.L.C. badges (I wouldn't have known what they were anyway..) but I did get two wonderfully abused bronze British War Medals to the unit. One from Tianjian (old name "Tientsin" (?) and the other from a Beijing (the "Pekin" of roast duck fame...) market.

Let me know if you would like me to post.
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Hi.
Please post photos of naming. I'm no expert but I'm basically a medal collector and while yours might be ok it is a fact that there are also many renamed medals to the Chinese Labour Corps as Bronze BWMs command high prices. A few years a lot of them turned up though of late I've not seen any on ebay or at auctions...
The CLC has always been a minefield with regard to both medals and badges unfortunately....
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Old 11-06-19, 03:14 PM
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Luke H, thanks for your post. For whatever it's worth I think your observations are correct

Hopefully the fakers will not turn out better ones
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Old 11-06-19, 04:40 PM
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In Carlton Canadian corps badges1st ed. 1995?
This is how I first identified my badge (post 12), doesn't look like the ffm badge.
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Old 12-06-19, 12:59 AM
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Hi

I'll happily post photos of the naming and the badge when I get time. These medals are most unlikely to be "dud" given the fact that they were remarkably cheap and also acquired in the area that you would expect them to be relatively common (i.e. China).

Wait till you see the BWM with the suspension that owes more to a Salvador Dali moustache than anything else.....
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Old 18-06-19, 05:36 PM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-...kAAOSw2EZc9~Le

Another fake. The same seller can do a nice RAC Winged airborne badge for a £1 as well.

Bargain!
Same seller has listed another CLC https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-...c725%7Ciid%3A1... goodness, 2 in 2 weeks - itís almost like heís making them!

Hope no one on here is bidding itís dross.
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Old 25-07-19, 03:47 PM
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORIGINAL-....c100012.m1985

Number 3.

He operates Spandau Militaria. Google it for the reviews on other forums.
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