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Old 24-02-21, 07:26 PM
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I think the bottom one is ok but kept the top one because it's so unlike any other I have seen
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Old 24-02-21, 08:48 PM
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Not good for the J&Co tank Corps OSD, seems to be a cast copy.
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Old 26-02-21, 07:48 AM
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I like your plated example, becoming quite hard to find these days.


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Old 26-02-21, 08:40 AM
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There seem to be an awful lot of these, always offered as original, I have to say that I have never really liked them.


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Old 26-02-21, 09:10 AM
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Hi Neil, as said the J&Co looks like a cast copy, the large w/m collar badge is unusual. If it is the same size as the OSD collar badge then that was only made for a short while with a slider as a pugaree badge, as such yours is interesting. Any chance of a detailed photograph? Your arm-badges are widely copied so are difficult to be dogmatic about. The small WW1 tank is an Iraqi collar, they come in w/m, brass and bronze, hope this helps a little, best wishes Mike
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Old 27-02-21, 11:43 AM
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Hi all bit late thanking to for your comments I hope the extra pictures are good enough Mike and some others I forgot seem to recall a thread on the bullion but couldn't find it
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Old 27-02-21, 12:23 PM
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I'm sure the lugged RAC has been discussed previously. Arm badge if I recall correctly.
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Old 27-02-21, 12:39 PM
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I'm sure the lugged RAC has been discussed previously. Arm badge if I recall correctly.
Is it the same size as the slidered cap badge, or very slightly smaller in which case I thought the guess was collar badge?
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Old 03-03-21, 10:32 AM
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Hi Neil, your RTC collar/ topee badge is identical to one I have. They were prone to the crown breaking off, this has been a recurring issue with sliders attached to crown, so maybe they were produced with lugs as collars. I would have thought they would have needed longer lugs to attach to a topee. Who knows, still a very interesting badge and one to look out for. The 1st pattern RAC is probably an Indian or M.E. made one. I have a couple both with lugs and based on the RAC badge with strengthening slider, the same one you show. I think they may be correct but it is always a problem with the locally made items to date them correctly. The bullion is a modern item, I think Bovington still sell them on their web site. It is not the same as the one on the officer's astrakhan beret, it had more of a kings crown. Hope all this helps Mike
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Afternoon all,

Hoping that someone reading this thread will be able to help out with a missing collar badge needed to fill a gap in my collection

Thanks in advance

Tony C

QUOTE=fearnaught;540895]Hi Neil, your RTC collar/ topee badge is identical to one I have. They were prone to the crown breaking of, this has been a recurring issue with sliders attached to crown, so maybe they were produced with lugs as collars. I would have thought they would have needed longer lugs to attach to a topee. Who knows, still a very interesting badge and one to look out for. The 1st pattern RAC is probably an Indian or M.E. made one. I have a couple both with lugs and based on the RAC badge with strengthening slider, the same one you show. I think they may be correct but it is always a problem with the locally made items to date them correctly. The bullion is a modern item, I think Bovington still sell them on their web site. It is not the same as the one on the officer's astrakhan beret, it had more of a kings crown. Hope all this helps Mike[/QUOTE]
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Old 03-03-21, 08:01 PM
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Hi Tony, I assume you are referring to the the brass looking collar. Is it possible to have a close up pic? Another possible mystery, thanks in advance Mike
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