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Old 14-10-18, 02:01 PM
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hello

thank for your offer

this one i already have it!on mine (first shown in this thread) MARS has exactly the same juvenile spots on the face!! a young fake!!
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Old 14-10-18, 03:58 PM
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One of the big tells on the fake is Minerva's face, a huge protruding chin, a nose that could double as a sun dial and wild staring eyes. Would you go out with a girl with a face like that? Now, this is a girl that you could take home to me your dear old mum, wholesome and fair of face.

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Old 14-10-18, 05:15 PM
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I agree with Simon, that fake badges do frequently have the distended chin. However, not all badges with this characteristic are fakes/copies. There is a photograph of Wilfred Owen, wearing just such a badge.

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Old 14-10-18, 05:20 PM
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Here is a link to a white metal version in my collection. No protruding chin but I have never been entirely happy with this badge.

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Old 14-10-18, 05:48 PM
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i do think there is an original "big chin" pattern .the one worn in the photo of Wielfried Owen seems to have a feature that fakes do not have
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Old 14-10-18, 06:02 PM
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I agree with you, not very keen on it's reverse, but, to be quite honest, I have always thought actually getting hold of an original that is pleasing to the eye is very difficult.

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Here is a link to a white metal version in my collection. No protruding chin but I have never been entirely happy with this badge.

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Old 14-10-18, 06:34 PM
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not all badges with this characteristic are fakes/copies. There is a photograph of Wilfred Owen, wearing just such a badge.
B****r it! Just smashed my one up "wiv 'n 'ammer"
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Old 14-10-18, 06:54 PM
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I agree with you, not very keen on it's reverse, but, to be quite honest, I have always thought actually getting hold of an original that is pleasing to the eye is very difficult.
Which is extremely odd considering that the battalion was chock a block with artists who could presumably draw faces.
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Old 15-10-18, 07:15 AM
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Indeed, notwithstanding, I would think that those particular men did not produce the dies from which the actual badges were manufactured.

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Old 15-10-18, 08:40 AM
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Indeed, notwithstanding, I would think that those particular men did not produce the dies from which the actual badges were manufactured.
Indeed, my tongue was rather firmly in my cheek.
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Old 19-10-18, 03:52 PM
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The collecting of fake badges is no more or less worthwhile than the collection of "real" ones. A collection is a collection be it 19th century postage stamps, telegraph poles or worms.

In this case it could possibly be argued that the collection & identification of fakes is potentially more rewarding as it involves as much if not more detective work & there are just as many stories to be discovered.

If posters look on this forum, there are probably more words dedicated to fakes than to the real thing!
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The collecting of fake badges is no more or less worthwhile than the collection of "real" ones. A collection is a collection be it 19th century postage stamps, telegraph poles or worms.

In this case it could possibly be argued that the collection & identification of fakes is potentially more rewarding as it involves as much if not more detective work & there are just as many stories to be discovered.

If posters look on this forum, there are probably more words dedicated to fakes than to the real thing!

What a load of ol' tripe!
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it could possibly be argued that the collection & identification of fakes is potentially more rewarding
Are you Orson Welles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F_for_Fake? Identification unfortunately yes, out of necessity, collection definitely no.
Would you collect fake Rolexes? Fake anything, other than badges?

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Old 20-10-18, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by General Ignorance

" it could possibly be argued that the collection & identification of fakes is
potentially more rewarding "


whilst fakes of any nature are intrinsically worthless, many dealers find the sale of them quite profitable,

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Old 20-10-18, 10:55 AM
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I far prefer that this be treated as badge forum rather than people rock up and attempt to start flame wars by treating it as an argumentative chat room.

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