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Old 01-01-21, 05:02 PM
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I thought I'd post this, just for fun. In regards to those described as being " Woke ". Earlier I posted a thread about a Pegasus patch, that I thought was probably fake. But wanted reassuring I suppose, I would like to thank those who replied to the post and those that messaged me.
I emailed the dealer WD Militaria, stating that I was going to buy the patch and that I did a check up on it. I mentioned no names nor the Forum. Here's the reply

The “airborne collector” community has a higher proposition of self-appointed experts and wankers than most. The badge is original

Paul Laidlaw

On last observation. Perhaps the most outspoken and ironically “worshipped” mouthpieces in-line in this regard is in fact a retailer or faked up pieces. Beware these “experts”

Again thanks to those that replied to my thread, and those that messages me. The patch


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Old 01-01-21, 05:37 PM
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Ask him if the same applies to all the wonky cap badges he’s selling.

The obviously fake Volunteer and Militia Arty’s, Gaunt B’ham marked 1915 KDG, the common fake 4th and 5th Border Regts... I got bored after page 7.

The fake Lambourne marked ‘economy’ Manchester Regt was probably my fave.

I’m no cloth collector but re the patch something tells me you point a UV light at that and it wouldn’t look out of place on his Christmas tree...
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Old 01-01-21, 05:40 PM
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Hi Andy,
Funny ! Thanks for letting us know !
From one of the «*self-appointed experts*» ....who simply reads books by REAL experts on the subject...
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Old 01-01-21, 05:53 PM
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Paul Laidlaw, the antique expert on the various BBC programmes, surely not?




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I thought I'd post this, just for fun. In regards to those described as being " Woke ". Earlier I posted a thread about a Pegasus patch, that I thought was probably fake. But wanted reassuring I suppose, I would like to thank those who replied to the post and those that messaged me.
I emailed the dealer WD Militaria, stating that I was going to buy the patch and that I did a check up on it. I mentioned no names nor the Forum. Here's the reply

The “airborne collector” community has a higher proposition of self-appointed experts and wankers than most. The badge is original

Paul Laidlaw

On last observation. Perhaps the most outspoken and ironically “worshipped” mouthpieces in-line in this regard is in fact a retailer or faked up pieces. Beware these “experts”

Again thanks to those that replied to my thread, and those that messages me. The patch


Andy
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Old 01-01-21, 07:13 PM
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I am no expert but when I see a RA Vols badge with a JRGaunt.London slider then I know it's a modern repro.

And as for the Gaunt Bham marked 1915-37 KDG cap badge.......
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Old 01-01-21, 08:11 PM
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Paul Laidlaw, the antique expert on the various BBC programmes, surely not?
It could be said that that's 'straight from the horses's mouth' !!
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Old 01-01-21, 09:13 PM
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I saw this Pegasus patch on wd militaria, it is a shockingly poor fake imo
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Old 01-01-21, 09:41 PM
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Another "interesting" badge from WD Militaria

"Scarce WWIII Signaller's Printed Qualification Badge"
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Mind you his comment about 'wankers' made me laugh!

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Old 02-01-21, 06:48 PM
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With particular regard to the badge in the opening post, I did not bother look at the horse's mouth, it is rather more obvious than a detail like that, a brief glance at the manufacture and material used suggest that this badge cannot be original, regardless of whosoever the seller might be.



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