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Old 15-04-24, 02:44 PM
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Default Northants Regt, age?

This badge weighs twice as much as a normal cap badge. The metal used is very thick and the scroll is attached by two brass pins which go through the backing. It is smaller than a normal WW2 vintage badge. Is it theatre made or an early lugged short key badge?
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Old 15-04-24, 11:32 PM
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Hmm. "Fascinating" as Spock would say. I have this full sized officer badge that is made in much the same manner.
If it is smaller than the regular full sized badge, I am tempted to say for the FSC? Problem being it is not what I would expect of an officer quality badge, although is still likely.
Did the Northants have a smaller beret sized badge at some point?

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Old 16-04-24, 01:38 PM
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I would say that you both have officer badges and I would be happy with them. Not sure about the size but probably beret or FSC as mentioned. The problem with officer badges is that there seems to have been many manufacturers and a wide variety of quality. Not all are up to the J&Co or Gaunt standard.
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Old 16-04-24, 03:41 PM
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I've got two, one came on a post war officer's service dress cap
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Old 16-04-24, 05:36 PM
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Thanks for the replies all. Out of interest the lugged badge is 3.5mm thickness over the scroll area, a standard badge (if there is one) is only 2mm.
The lugged badge is 4mm smaller in the width, so not a smaller beret badge size.
My Dad was in the Northants and his beret badge was standard size, I have never seen a small beret sized Northants badge, although any thing is possible.
Happy this is an officers ,although I have a similar sized badge which is WW1 vintage on a slider of normal (ie not pinned) construction.

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Old 16-04-24, 05:45 PM
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It was pinned being silvered and gilt scroll badge.
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Old 17-04-24, 01:55 PM
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Both of those badges are, IMHO, unmarked silver badges and not plated. If they were plated there would be some evidence of plating on the lugs.
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Just trying to confirm my badge is silver. It certainly polished like silver, but the white metal badge next to it polishes up equally well. There is a marked difference on the reverse however. The colour of the metals differs quite a bit. I think a silver testing kit is required unless anyone thinks it is obviously silver from the images.
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Old 19-04-24, 09:28 AM
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Under the silver plate it's a wm badge, it should look dull with very shiny high point , same with the gilt
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Old 19-04-24, 01:04 PM
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I stand by my comment in post #7, I believe unmarked silver.
Get it tested if you can.
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