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Old 02-06-20, 07:53 PM
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Got this today, apparently worn in 1914. OR's bronze cap star.
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Old 02-06-20, 08:01 PM
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Was it only the Irish Guards wore a bronzed die struck?
I've had a bronze die struck Coldstream Guards badge with w/e lugs for years which I've labelled as an OSD collar...........
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Old 02-06-20, 08:48 PM
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No idea Leigh. Your Coldstream Guards bronze badge, is it like the OR's cap star ? I have one that is, but its very thin and bendy though it has blades ?
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Old 02-06-20, 08:51 PM
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I haven't got it to hand but yes, it is of thin metal.
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Old 02-06-20, 09:29 PM
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What do you think to it ? Genuine or Fake ? This Irish Guards one is solid and of a different pattern to the Officers OSD one i have.
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Are you sure the badge in question is actually bronzed? The photos would suggest a heavily toned standard OR gm badge.

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Old 03-06-20, 02:00 PM
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Definitely bronze.
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For some reason, the photo is missing...
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Old 03-06-20, 10:23 PM
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I don't know why Bill, the album it's in is public ?
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