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Old 23-02-21, 08:53 PM
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Default West Riding ???

I've had this West Riding badge for many years, and just found it in a box of other military bits while looking for something else. I personally think it is 100% bogus due to the poor quality of the whiskers, well there aren't any actually, under the pennant and there is a bit of flash under what is supposed to be the whiskers. Plus the overall quality seems off. Not sure what to think about the tapered slider? Am I right about this one?





Appreciate your thoughts and if bad as I think, are there any other aspects that tell us it's bad?
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Old 24-02-21, 06:14 AM
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The slider is similar to the F Narborough badges which I think were not always the best quality, so it may be ok but there are more knowledgeable people than me who could confirm.
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Old 24-02-21, 07:21 AM
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Stand up straight and get yer flash trimmed you ‘orrible little lion.

Looks 100% ok to me.

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Old 24-02-21, 10:20 AM
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As Alex has said looks like an unmarked F.N.B'HAM badge. https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=143815
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Old 24-02-21, 04:02 PM
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Thank you gentlemen. I am surprised, but compared to the more educated minds here I am still a toddler.....but learning and trying to learn!

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Old 24-02-21, 04:35 PM
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Badges with these FN style sliders are quite common as Narborough was a prolific maker. They are not of the best quality, but representative none the less.
I would guess yours to be of WW2 era make.

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Old 24-02-21, 04:41 PM
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It looks like an ENGLAND slider to me.
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Old 24-02-21, 06:21 PM
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"England" was happy to mark his sliders, and his badges I personally like, have a KRRC and its well made!
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Old 24-02-21, 06:31 PM
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Thank you for the additional information gentlemen!

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Old 25-02-21, 08:34 AM
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I would not dismiss it as just "bad" although I would say that finding a more pleasing example should not present an issue.



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I've had this West Riding badge for many years, and just found it in a box of other military bits while looking for something else. I personally think it is 100% bogus due to the poor quality of the whiskers, well there aren't any actually, under the pennant and there is a bit of flash under what is supposed to be the whiskers. Plus the overall quality seems off. Not sure what to think about the tapered slider? Am I right about this one?





Appreciate your thoughts and if bad as I think, are there any other aspects that tell us it's bad?
Terry
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Old 25-02-21, 03:00 PM
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Frank it is not in my collecting interest. Just one I must have picked up some years ago and was sitting in a box that I was sorting through. I honestly thought that due to the quality it was fake, but am happy to know it's not. But back in the box it goes.

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