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Old 04-10-21, 09:42 AM
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I am wondering if anyone can help in identifying this badge. A friend purchased it quite some time ago as part of a collection of WW1 badges, but has never been able to ID it. Judging by its construction, it appears to be a local/field made example and is made from solid nickel and brass. Its shape would suggest that it may originate from India, North Africa, or the Middle East but the inclusion of the stamped “WC-CC” initials would seem to indicate a Western connection. Stamped into the slider on the reverse is a small maker’s stamp with the initials “SM”. It is 34mm (1 1/3”) long not including the slider. Any help would be gratefully received.
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Old 04-10-21, 11:17 AM
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Old 04-10-21, 11:38 AM
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Women's C? C? Committee?
Something along those lines?x
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I doubt very much this is a military badge. It looks like a sweetheart badge to me, probably locally made by a jeweller or in a bazaar somewhere like North Africa. There is nothing military about the design and I'd suggest the 'WC' and 'CC' are probably the initials of a husband and wife. The back fixing with 'slider' facing both up and down looks like a buttonhole fixing for a man.
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Old 04-10-21, 01:48 PM
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I doubt very much this is a military badge. It looks like a sweetheart badge to me, probably locally made by a jeweller or in a bazaar somewhere like North Africa. There is nothing military about the design and I'd suggest the 'WC' and 'CC' are probably the initials of a husband and wife. The back fixing with 'slider' facing both up and down looks like a buttonhole fixing for a man.
Thanks for your suggestions. Some good observations there, which certainly make sense. I hadn't considered the reason for the part of the slider facing upwards. Both the groups of letters ending with a 'C' would fit with it being a husband & wife's initials. Thank you for help, it is very kind of you.
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Pleasure!

Expanding a little, the initials could be for brothers (or siblings) with the item sent to a mother.
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Old 04-10-21, 01:41 PM
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Women's C? C? Committee?
Something along those lines?x
Thank you for taking the time to respond and for your suggestion, it is much appreciated.
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