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Old 28-03-20, 03:58 PM
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Default Northamptonshire and Essex

Hello Guys,
Two badges here. The Northamptonshire seemed to be ok at first glance but has excess solder coming out the brazing holes and around the slider. The Essex I am just not sure about. Both badges had a lot of brass polish attached which also made me suspicious and so have been cleaned. Could I ask for your opinions please?
Jim.
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Old 28-03-20, 04:07 PM
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Essex is a copy. The top of the tower protrudes into the plinth.
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Old 28-03-20, 08:25 PM
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The Northants is fine.

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Old 28-03-20, 10:01 PM
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Greetings Jim.

I agree, Northampton is a good badge.

As Alan has stated, Essex is a well known and prolific fake.

In addition to this particular pattern, the same fake die has been used to produce both Territorial badges and also The Essex Rifles Militia, (reversed metals).

In addition to the Castle tower encroaching into the plinth, the rear is completely wrong, far too flat, incorrect brazing holes and the definition on the Oak leaf wreath is wrong.

If you PM me your address, I'll send you a couple of genuine Essex badges so you will see the differences and help you in the future.

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Brian
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Old 29-03-20, 05:17 AM
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Thank you very much Alan, C.B. and Brian. Your comments and sharing of your expertise is very much appreciated.
Kind Regards, Jim.
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