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Old 14-06-24, 12:50 PM
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Default Brass Oxf & Bucks?

Hi all,

I found this advertised locally today, looks to have had a hard life or even been dug up.

Can anyone confirm exactly what it is please, Real, Fake, Regiment, Timeline?

Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Ry
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Old 14-06-24, 12:52 PM
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Ry,

If its Gilding Metal (brass) its a Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry badge.

It looks dug up or badly chemically aged.

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Old 14-06-24, 12:52 PM
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Could just be heavily discoloured Oxf and Bucks LI in white metal.
Sherwood Rangers wore the badge in yellow metal.
(But I think you're already aware?)
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Old 14-06-24, 01:13 PM
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Thank you very much Gents,

Yes of course Sherwood Rangers! How did I ever forget that, I really am starting from scratch here again after my extended break from the hobby.


I don't think the seller actually knows what it is and doubt very much he has messed with it judging from his ad.

It is quite reasonably priced and although not within my sphere of collecting I wonder if it might clean up well enough to interest another member along the way?

Thanks again.

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Old 14-06-24, 01:17 PM
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I would avoid it as it is likely not to be SRY but a dug up w/m one.
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Old 14-06-24, 01:51 PM
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I would avoid it as it is likely not to be SRY but a dug up w/m one.
Most likely wise advice Alan!

The detail that caught my eye was the infilled/unfretted area in the centre, which I recall to be voided on O&B WM badges which is what raised my interest, I've seen examples of the SRY badge since my initial post with this feature.

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Old 14-06-24, 02:22 PM
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Ry

I have a w/m one exactly the same. It's a maker's variation.

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Old 14-06-24, 03:10 PM
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Thanks Alan, That has cleared up another forgotten newbie enquiry for me!

I never so much as looked at a cap badge for the best part of eight years and doesn't it show

It looks like I'm going to have to be covering some pretty old ground here and there so thank you in advance to any and all for your patience and knowledge.

Regards to all.

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Old 14-06-24, 06:46 PM
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I have never had a Sherwood Rangers badge but I thought the 'tassels'/cords would be fully voided and Ox and Bucks as the one shown? Regards, Paul.
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Old 14-06-24, 07:14 PM
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For comparison:

IMG_0800.jpgIMG_0803.jpg

IMG_0799.jpgIMG_0802.jpg

IMG_0798.jpgIMG_0801.jpg

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Old 14-06-24, 09:41 PM
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Thank you for the images JT and to you as well Paul.

I recall now always turning my nose up at un-voided O&Bs while always admiring the look of the SRY badge though it was out of my area of interest.

I think I recall discussions about it being dismissed as a contender for an O&B economy badge, if it had been such I would have kept the example I had at one time instead of moving it on.

Thank you all.

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Old 14-06-24, 10:35 PM
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Thanks JT. Is the middle badge a wm beret badge for Ox & Bucks? Regards, Paul.
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Thanks JT. Is the middle badge a wm beret badge for Ox & Bucks? Regards, Paul.
Paul,

It’s W/M, but not a beret badge (assuming Ox & Bucks wore a smaller badge in the beret?). All three are the same size - apologies, should have posted a group pic to start with:

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Old 15-06-24, 09:33 AM
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Very nice badges JT, thanks again.

I passed on the information from this thread to the seller of the subject badge and he was most grateful.

Regards to all

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Old 16-06-24, 06:25 AM
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Thanks again JT. My interest being being Great War I'm only familiar with the lower centre badge you show. Is there any more info on usage of the fully voided badge you show? Being from Bucks originally before the 70s boundary change to Berkshire its info I need to learn! Regards, Paul.
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