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Old 17-11-12, 08:55 AM
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Here is Bedfordshire Officers pagree badge silver/gilt and enamel backing multi-piece badge. Saved from a display board but damaged with attaching nails and lugs removed. I went to email Dave to see about lots of repairs when I saw he was in hospital, trust all will be ok for him, top bloke).

It measures 59x59mm and was worn pre-1891 I believe but still checking on dates, regards Dean.
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Old 17-11-12, 09:02 AM
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Sorry all pictures failed to upload...here we go. Date would be appreciated. D.
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Dean,
not my area, but the quality does not look that great? The enamelling and the punched holes look a bit rough for a quality item such as this and the copper prongs a little flimsy and new in appearance? Do you think it is genuine?

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Hi Andy,

I must admit I now have my doubts on this one but was unsure that these were being copied. The finish at the front is not amazing I will freely admit for an officers badge from a quality of craftsmanship perspective but the disc to the rear etc look good and aged as does the enamel. The gilt is very shiny as is the finish of a number that came together. On balance as I have not handled a huge number of such items I posted it believing it was genuine but will now regard it as suspect.

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Hi all,

Here is the Bedfordshire Officers that Dave has expertly repaired. This badge was part of a large ANZAC collection of 136 badges that was nailed to a board. Dave has repaired the nail holes and re-lugged the badge and has done a top job.

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Dean
I would have to concur with Andy's comment on this one with regard to it not being of officers quality. I haven't got one officers badge that isn't very well made and finished (some of mine may be worn e.g. the QVC 15KOH) - even the ones I have which have no makers mark have excellent stamping at the front.
This may have the overall S/G/E finish, but of very poor - and probably unacceptable quality - for officers to wear.
Rgds, David
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Thanks David,

I appreciate the guidance here - there were a couple in the collection which I had my doubts on and this one certainly now I can see is of a poorer quality than a number of Officers badges I have.

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