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Old 21-07-20, 03:28 PM
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Gentlemen, I am learning every day from this forum and the kind folks who are members. It has truly enhanced my enjoyment of the hobby!

I now know to look for owl eyes and clown faces!

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Old 21-07-20, 03:56 PM
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The die is the 70s repro one with the Tiger on acid la Martin Marsh and the V.B. cohort of fakes. Unless it had provenance of belong to a CCF member it is what it is i.e. a fake from a fake die.
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Old 21-07-20, 07:03 PM
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If I was going to buy a bi-metal CCF badge then I would opt for one like this.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ctureid=152774
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Old 26-07-20, 02:42 PM
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As a collector of badges for over 50 years I thought I new the good from the bad.
This thread on OTC fakes has been invaluable.
As a result I have removed the following from my collection:-
Royal Leicestershire Regiment with an owl eyed tiger!
Cranleigh School OTC with a fish lipped lamb.
Reigate School and Guildford School with the same facial lips!
My disappointment is not for the money spent on these items, that is long gone. However, so called Reputable dealers have and continue to sell these either knowingly or not.
The information offered on this site gives guidence through the minefield that is badge collecting today.
Have also had to remove Mr. Punch Gresham School Holt OTC, and so the search for original badges and Dealers with integrity continues.
Gareth B.
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Old 12-09-20, 02:07 PM
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A very rare badge that has been reproed in the last 3 years or so. Now not uncommon and being passed off as genuine
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Old 12-09-20, 09:32 PM
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Default Grantham School OTC: Genuine or Re-Strike?

Is this Grantham School OTC cap badge the genuine article or does it fall into the category of being a 're-strike'?
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Old 13-09-20, 07:29 AM
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It is correct.

The most common repro ones have a distinct headress design.
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Thanks Alan. Much appreciated
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Old 03-10-21, 01:01 PM
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Default Guildford School OTC

Guildford school OTC was a bimetal badge. The badge shown has the big lipped sheep and one piece construction seen the Marsh catalogues.
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Old 26-10-21, 05:27 PM
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https://www.mindenmilitaria.com/shop.php#prettyPhoto[58935]/0/

SRS fake from a die that is easy to spot as it does not match the originals.

Ebay'snap'

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255197178...cAAOSw3olfv8oX

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