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Old 23-02-21, 05:42 PM
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Is this genuine?
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Old 24-02-21, 08:08 AM
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Speaking fro myself..hard to say..this looks cast..

Lots of Calcutta Scottish badges coming up on ebay off and on so becoming difficult to tell..I for one always worry when a badge looks too clean and too new though ofcourse some 100 year old badges are still found in excellent condition
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Old 24-02-21, 09:33 AM
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Hi Khyber
Thanks. Yes, it is cast but I have no idea what the quality of badges were for this unit. Despite it being cast, it seems quite good quality and made from 3 separate pieces which are pinned through to hold them together, the pins are visible on the back.
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Alex
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Old 24-02-21, 09:40 AM
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Calcutta Scottish badges were well made and good quality.

that badge is a modern cast copy, probably of an officers silver badge.
It has all the hallmarks to the rear that scream to me, modern.

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Old 24-02-21, 10:23 AM
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Thanks Simon, good to know.
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Alex
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Old 03-03-21, 08:40 AM
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Just from the photographs, I would think it is not.


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