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Old 18-11-19, 09:15 AM
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Seen on eBay recently, cast brass shoulder title OFFICIAL AIF PHOTOGRAPHER.

Is this original? And when worn?

Thank you for looking, Keith
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Old 18-11-19, 09:21 AM
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Old 18-11-19, 08:38 PM
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Hi Keith,

Had hoped to locate a photo for you but it was only of an AUSTRALIAN/WAR/CORRESPONDENT title.

An OFFICIAL/A.I.F./PHOTOGRAPHER title was worn in the Middle East as black embroidered lettering on a khaki slip-on from late in 1941 as a result of a request for identification by the AIF Military History Section.

I haven't any information on a metal title for them but the Australian War Correspondent metal title was worn in the Middle East at the same time so I can't rule the metal photographer title out. I note however that the metal war correspondent title was of much neater manufacture and the AUSTRALIAN was straight, not curved.

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Old 19-11-19, 10:11 AM
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The AWM would probably verify it for you. I think it looks dubious.
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Old 20-11-19, 10:05 AM
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followed it on ebay with interest
never seen one before.
certainly doesn't look australian made.
if it is original, then produced in the middle east?
a lot of $$ to pay on the chance it being genuine
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I don't like it one bit!
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Two examples

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Old 21-11-19, 01:43 AM
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This one marked STOKES to the back
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