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Old 26-05-13, 06:41 PM
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Any thoughts on this one chaps. Having just purchased an original with provenance, this one came up on ebay the same day. What do you think?

See listings for cpmil. I would put up a link but it keeps linking to my ebay page which I do not want public.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Orig-WW...ht_1655wt_1170

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Old 26-05-13, 07:33 PM
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Old 27-05-13, 05:15 AM
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Looks 100% wrong JB
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Old 27-05-13, 06:49 AM
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Totally agree. The double ridge is a bad sign.
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Old 27-05-13, 09:13 PM
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Friends,

The originals have much finer detail and, indeed, the double rim is a bad sign, as is the rusty colour. I would not put any money on that badge. I believe no badge was reproduced so much as the LRDG one. Please compare to the originals on this Forum and notice the differences.


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Old 27-05-13, 09:43 PM
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looks like brown spray paint...
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Old 25-06-13, 08:43 PM
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Good Evening Gents,
Just reading this thread I remembered I have some of these!, have a look and tell me what you think?
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Old 26-06-13, 01:02 AM
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A reproduction, I'd have to say. One of the telltale signs of this variety of repro is the evenly spaced lines on the scorpion's back, laid out like a grid, imitating scales. The originals have a more lifelike representation of the overlapping rows of scales on a scorpion, which are not evenly spaced.

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Old 26-06-13, 02:38 PM
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Good Evening Gents,
Just reading this thread I remembered I have some of these!, have a look and tell me what you think?
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OK thanks for your input, I forgot to say that it belonged to my Grandfather who was an unarmed combat, small arms, and Bren gun instuctor for the LRDG, and was great friends with David Striling, my granddad always said it was his, but not sure now?
I have also heard that at the reunions sometimes they made badges to give out to the members that were there, could this be one of them? Otherwise any ideas were/how he got it, as he would not have bought it, when he came home after the war, like so many others he didn't want to know or have anything to do with it, he had a "Big Bonfire", and only gave me this just before he deid in 1984, it was the only thing he had left!
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Old 26-06-13, 06:58 PM
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A great family history, much to honor and celebrate. I wish I could give you a different answer, but to the best of my knowledge, your badge doesn't have the characteristics of the originals. Your theory about it being a reunion or association piece could explain it. Shaun Saumua is one of the best Forum members to ask when it comes to LRDG material; you might want to PM him, or see if he posts a reply to this thread. Good luck! Donovan
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Old 26-06-13, 10:37 PM
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OK mate thanks will see if I can find Shaun, but suspect your right, as I already said granddad really didn't want to know about it, and got rid of everything related to that time, I think my Nan may have got it for him somewhere if not a reunion piece?
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Old 26-06-13, 10:00 AM
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Default LRDG on ebay.

100& repro - identical to one I have, it should look like this - see pics, notice smoothe front & legs.
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Old 26-06-13, 11:10 AM
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Nice one that! Did that come from here the other week?
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