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Old 15-04-24, 11:53 AM
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Hi,

Is this an official badge? I have never seen it before and can not find any reference to it.

Maker's marked: WM DOWLER . B'HAM

Any info welcomed.

Thanks,

Ian
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Old 15-04-24, 12:00 PM
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Ian

It is an a/a NCO's arm badge that has been incorrectly fitted with a slider.
I assume a factory mistake as it was not worn as a cap badge.
Alan
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Old 15-04-24, 12:25 PM
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Hi Alan,

Thank you for your reply. I had a suspicion that this is what it is. What threw me was the fitting of the slider that looks quite well done. As you say, it must be a factory error.

Grateful to you for clearing this.

Best regards,

Ian
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Old 15-04-24, 03:23 PM
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It was worn by the band in the torin cap for a time . It's referenced by Linaker & Dine in the Cavalry arm badges book.

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Old 15-04-24, 03:51 PM
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Mike H,

Thank you for the intersting information.

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Ian
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Old 15-04-24, 04:01 PM
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Also referenced by Walter Lambert in his " more anodised badges " essay .
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Old 21-04-24, 05:18 PM
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Final price on ebay was £66.
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Old 21-04-24, 05:25 PM
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There was a Firmin anod al one also on ebay a couple of days ago, slider broken or cut down to half length, a buy it now for a few pounds.
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Old 22-04-24, 07:17 AM
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Hi Alan O,

Yes, I saw that. Quite high in my opinion. I suppose that it is a buyers' market. You can never know when it is a "scarce" badge.

Ian
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