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Old 09-10-20, 07:07 PM
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Hello! I have these RE collar badges...I think the one at the right is brass...but the left one have some kind of stranger little bright dots when the light incide on it...I hope you can see in the pictures I post...Why is so different one from the other...what material is that strange bright metal? Thanks!

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Old 10-10-20, 11:55 AM
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Hi Trubia, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 10-10-20, 12:30 PM
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They both look like officer service dress bronze collars to me. The shiny bits are probably buffed high spots,
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Old 10-10-20, 01:17 PM
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Thanks a lot...I come here for learning because I can't teach about nothing..this is a really usefull site! It is an honour to read all of you!!
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Old 10-10-20, 01:18 PM
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They both look like officer service dress bronze collars to me. The shiny bits are probably buffed high spots,
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Ok..so it is not so misterious as I thought!
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Old 10-10-20, 02:23 PM
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The badges are chemically treated to be brown not just dirty.
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Old 10-10-20, 09:13 PM
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Ok, you are right...and do yo know if can be original items or just restrikes or fakes?..and what era can be in case be autenthic? Thank you!
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Old 11-10-20, 05:12 PM
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They are original. Period of use I think anything from WWI to modern.
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Old 11-10-20, 05:36 PM
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I have a Buffs badge with the same sparkly bits in it, I think it may be a locally made badge and the sparkles are impurities in the cast metal.
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Well..I am happy because they are original (wathever the era belong to! ) thanks for your usefull help!
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