British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum  

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Common Forums > The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-07-19, 10:45 AM
Rob43089 Rob43089 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 5
Default Large Cap Badge Lot for Sale.

Good Morning All, Iím after some help. Iíve decided to sell my late Fatherís collection of Military Cap Badges.
He was a life long collector, and the collection sits in a 4-drawer filing cabinet, with approx. 1000 + badges and other items such as a coin collection and books.

I appreciate there are a lot of fake badges out there, and I personally donít know the differences myself. Ideally Iíd need some one to come and have a look and give me a estimate in value.

If anyone can help, please message me. Thankyou.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FBBAABD2-8365-41CC-A470-76F51314232C.jpg (75.0 KB, 263 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-07-19, 10:49 AM
Rob43089 Rob43089 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 5
Default

Located NR Burnham On Sea, Somerset
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-07-19, 12:00 PM
gurkharifles's Avatar
gurkharifles gurkharifles is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 485
Default

Hi Rob - welcome to the forum - I've sent you a PM as I live in Clevedon and would be happy to come and see the collection and give you an idea of whether they are fakes or genuine. With a collection of 1000 badges it's almost certain some of them will be fake as even the most discerning collector can be caught out. I do not pretend that I'm the most qualified "expert" - but I will be able to give you an indication and the forum itself will welcome more photos and the chance to buy some of them given a chance. As for selling them it all depends on whether you want the optimum value for the collection or a quick turn around. Selling them individually will usually afford the greatest value but it will take some time. We have some dealers on the forum who may well make you an offer for the collection assuming that the majority are genuine - but they'll be wanting to make a profit on the deal obviously. Alternatively you can try an auction house but there are associated costs involved so as a seller expect to "lose" 20% or more of the selling fee. Cheers Tim
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-07-19, 03:04 PM
grenadierguardsman's Avatar
grenadierguardsman grenadierguardsman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 2,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob43089 View Post
Good Morning All, Iím after some help. Iíve decided to sell my late Fatherís collection of Military Cap Badges.
He was a life long collector, and the collection sits in a 4-drawer filing cabinet, with approx. 1000 + badges and other items such as a coin collection and books.

I appreciate there are a lot of fake badges out there, and I personally donít know the differences myself. Ideally Iíd need some one to come and have a look and give me a estimate in value.

If anyone can help, please message me. Thankyou.
Id be interested in any Guards badges.
Andy
__________________
Leave to carry on Sir please.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-07-19, 03:04 PM
Tanker Mike's Avatar
Tanker Mike Tanker Mike is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,023
Default

Very nice badges!

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-07-19, 04:46 PM
manchesters's Avatar
manchesters manchesters is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 4,939
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanker Mike View Post
Very nice badges!

Mike
Mike,

I am sorry to have to disagree but from first glance they appear to be typical of the fake glengarry badges encountered in their hundreds on ebay every day.
I hope I am wrong, but....

If Tim does get to see them I hope he has better news.

regards
__________________
Simon Butterworth

Manchester Regiment Collector
Rank, Prize & Trade Badges
British & Commonwealth Artillery Badges
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-07-19, 06:55 PM
norfolk regt man's Avatar
norfolk regt man norfolk regt man is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: norfolk
Posts: 1,314
Default

I am with Simon, not looking good
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-07-19, 07:09 PM
grenadierguardsman's Avatar
grenadierguardsman grenadierguardsman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 2,507
Default

Would be nice to see the backs.
Andy
__________________
Leave to carry on Sir please.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-07-19, 12:55 PM
Rob43089 Rob43089 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 5
Default

To those who have sent me a private message, could you please send me your email address and I will reply that way. Thanks, Rob
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-07-19, 01:43 PM
gurkharifles's Avatar
gurkharifles gurkharifles is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 485
Default Collection seen !

So as your unelected and unofficial forum representative I went to see Rob and his Dad's collection today. There must be about 1200 + badges all carefully mounted on card - almost all British. He had an extensive collection of reference books to help - badges were mostly purchased at the Yate fair, or dealers catalogues (no web sites) - with such a volume of badges there are a significant amount of fakes in the collection but that still leaves a sizable number of genuine badges. For example he has 45+ WW2 plastic badges all with blades intact and most with makers name on the back ( I don't think they've been faked yet?) . And on most cards there are a mixture of fake and genuine. I don't know whether Rob's Dad just wanted an example of each badge in Kipling and King regardless of whether it was genuine or not? Rob's problem is realising the value of the collection - a few dealers have said they would be interested in purchasing the genuine ones but they are not inclined to travel and will only give him 60% of the value ( whatever that is?) - Obviously a dealer needs to make a profit but Rob's wary that the 60% valuation will be the dealers. I've suggested that forum members being largely collectors would offer close to market value for individual pieces - so if you want to contact Rob direct by PM you will need to tell him what your particular interest is: Infantry, Cavalry, Yeomanry, Corps, and the name of the Regt - ( everything is listed alphabetically ) and have some patience as Rob's still learning to navigate the forum and struggling to load photos. Given that he has no specific knowledge on values it's pointless asking him how much he wants for a particular badge, I said that if offers were made for specific badges in the open, the forum would "self police" as to whether it was a fair offer? To give you some tasters I've attached a few photos - ( by the way the Glengarry's were not modern copies - but unfortunately they were copies! ) . Tim
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0833 (1).jpg (98.6 KB, 146 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0832 (1).jpg (85.5 KB, 100 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0829 (1).jpg (102.4 KB, 116 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0830 (1).jpg (106.5 KB, 106 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0823 (1).jpg (113.2 KB, 136 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0820 (1).jpg (110.1 KB, 112 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0826 (1).JPG (94.7 KB, 102 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0834 (1).jpg (101.6 KB, 139 views)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-07-19, 01:56 PM
Rob43089 Rob43089 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 5
Default

Hi Tim,

I am very grateful for you coming to take a look at the badges today, and for your advice and guidance. I learnt a lot, and I suppose such a large collection was never all going to be originals.
Thankyou for your help, and hopefully speak soon. Rob
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-07-19, 02:20 PM
manchesters's Avatar
manchesters manchesters is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 4,939
Default

Glad to hear there are plenty of good ones.

regards
__________________
Simon Butterworth

Manchester Regiment Collector
Rank, Prize & Trade Badges
British & Commonwealth Artillery Badges
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-07-19, 07:38 PM
Frank Kelley's Avatar
Frank Kelley Frank Kelley is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 5,773
Default

Some nice plastic there!



Quote:
Originally Posted by gurkharifles View Post
So as your unelected and unofficial forum representative I went to see Rob and his Dad's collection today. There must be about 1200 + badges all carefully mounted on card - almost all British. He had an extensive collection of reference books to help - badges were mostly purchased at the Yate fair, or dealers catalogues (no web sites) - with such a volume of badges there are a significant amount of fakes in the collection but that still leaves a sizable number of genuine badges. For example he has 45+ WW2 plastic badges all with blades intact and most with makers name on the back ( I don't think they've been faked yet?) . And on most cards there are a mixture of fake and genuine. I don't know whether Rob's Dad just wanted an example of each badge in Kipling and King regardless of whether it was genuine or not? Rob's problem is realising the value of the collection - a few dealers have said they would be interested in purchasing the genuine ones but they are not inclined to travel and will only give him 60% of the value ( whatever that is?) - Obviously a dealer needs to make a profit but Rob's wary that the 60% valuation will be the dealers. I've suggested that forum members being largely collectors would offer close to market value for individual pieces - so if you want to contact Rob direct by PM you will need to tell him what your particular interest is: Infantry, Cavalry, Yeomanry, Corps, and the name of the Regt - ( everything is listed alphabetically ) and have some patience as Rob's still learning to navigate the forum and struggling to load photos. Given that he has no specific knowledge on values it's pointless asking him how much he wants for a particular badge, I said that if offers were made for specific badges in the open, the forum would "self police" as to whether it was a fair offer? To give you some tasters I've attached a few photos - ( by the way the Glengarry's were not modern copies - but unfortunately they were copies! ) . Tim
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-07-19, 09:54 PM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St Leonards Victoria, Australia
Posts: 680
Default

Any Australian badges ??

Rob
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-07-19, 09:56 PM
Rob43089 Rob43089 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 5
Default

Iím afraid not, sorry.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:55 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.