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Old 27-09-21, 09:13 AM
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Default South Wales Borderers Cap Badge

Is this badge an original or a copy? It is all silver anodised with an unmarked slider. As far as I am aware the SWB badge is gold/silver anodised.
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Old 27-09-21, 11:20 AM
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Ian, the original anodised alluminium SWB cap badge is made by and marked on the slider by W.M Dowler - (Dowler Birmingham on the slider). This is the example that is on the actual pattern card.

What you have I believe us a 1970's copy that is unfinished, as it has only had the silver anodising applied and awaits the gold colour.

I have one of these unmarked examples too. The sphinx has a very elongated face ( looking rather more like a Victorian Judge).

Pic attached, a bit dark though.



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Old 27-09-21, 12:03 PM
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Is the anodised SWB badge with the Smith & Wright mark a fake?
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Old 27-09-21, 12:23 PM
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I believe that if the design shows on the reverse it is a copy, originals should have a plain reverse.
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Old 27-09-21, 02:15 PM
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Bess55,

Thank you. Very interesting. I suppose the makers stamp would be put on after all the anodising was completed. Yes, definitely a very sombre løøk^ng judge.
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Old 27-09-21, 02:48 PM
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Here is an unmarked slider version for comparison:

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Old 27-09-21, 02:49 PM
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No, before when you make the slider.
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Old 27-09-21, 05:32 PM
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Chaps, when I get a moment, I'll post some better pics and the rear of the Dowler example.
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Old 28-09-21, 07:57 AM
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Stealing Bess's thunder.............
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Old 28-09-21, 09:37 AM
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Boom . . . thats the one
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Old 28-09-21, 10:36 AM
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Thank you all for your comments and information.
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Old 28-09-21, 10:56 AM
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There is another ,one of the very first anodised cap badges. All gold with integral lugs. I do know a forum member has an example.
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Old 28-09-21, 11:15 AM
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Mike, I'm lucky enough to have one of those. I'll post some better picks later. Same construction as the early wide King's crown RAOC.
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Old 28-09-21, 02:21 PM
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[QUOTE=JerryBB;560577]I believe that if the design shows on the reverse it is a copy, originals should have a plain reverse.

Please can say how you know this as I have a Timmings badge and would like to know if it is definitely fake or not?

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Old 28-09-21, 02:38 PM
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It's not my collecting field, I just have a few random examples and having just examined them they do have a plain reverse except the SWB, so do all genuine anodised badge have a plain reverse?

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