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I'm quite cetain that this one is a restrike Jerry.

 

I wish i could see a known original to compare it with.

 

Cheers,Martin.

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I  do  know  there  are  many  re  strikes of  this  badge  Martin. These  are  very  very  collectable. Looking  at  it  I  think  the  slider  may  be too  short,  but  I  will  be  guided  by  others  with  more  experience  than  I?

 

Personally  i  would  pass on  that  one  until  i  could  compare  it  with  a  known  original. Originals  will  be  few  and  far  between   

 

Jim

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The J dot R dot Gaunt dot London maker mark comes in two versions, one is good and one is fake, it depends on the length of the script, 15mm is fake, 11mm is good.  This looks to be the fake version, another thing to look for is sweat holes in the reverse of bi metal badges, like these on these two badges which is nearly only ever seen on original badges.

 

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Jerry,  are  you  saying  that  the  two  you  show  are  originals  and  those holes  should  be  there on  original bi  metal  badges?

 

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Jerry,  are  you  saying  that  the  two  you  show  are  originals  and  those holes  should  be  there on  original bi  metal  badges?

 

Jim

 

 

Hi Jim,

 

yes, the two I have shown are both originals and the sweat holes are part of the manufacturing process that aids the brazing of the two metals together.  It must be remembered that not all bi metals have them, particularly those from early in WWI, though I have only ever seen one fake with them so far, so if they are present, it almost certainly makes the badge with them an original IMO.  The fake I saw with them had just one and it looked as if it had been cut out after the badge was made and was very different to original sweat holes which would have been cut before the two metals are joined together.

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The J dot R dot Gaunt dot London maker mark comes in two versions, one is good and one is fake, it depends on the length of the script, 15mm is fake, 11mm is good.

Hi Jerry,

have you ever seen a Gaunt maker mark in this "large" 24mm size ?

Regards,Martin.

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One I picked up recently and I am not sure it is good, so any thoughts anyone?

 

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I wish i could be of help here Jerry but i have not seen this type SWB badge before.

 

From the details i presume it is a small badge ??

 

Regards,Martin.

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Officers OSD and it came on the cap, so normal size and as you mention Martin not a version I have seen before.

 

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Here is another one that i have that i am not too sure about,South Nottinghamshire Hussars.a yeomanry reg.t.

 

Going from Kipling & King the badge was first approved in April 1902 and produced in white metal.

Later produced in gilding metal and again white metal,chromed and anodized,sealed in 1952.

 

If original,i have a hunch that this might be a post 1952 badge in white metal or chrome ?

 

Cheers,Martin.

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Not one I am familiar with Martin, but I think it is good going by the crimp mark on the slider, though even that is faked these days.

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Not one I am familiar with Martin, but I think it is good going by the crimp mark on the slider, though even that is faked these days.

Thanks Jerry. :thumbup:

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This is a badge i am intersted in buying from a dealer site in England.

 

A sterling marked officers badge from the Worcestershire Regiment.

 

Described as of three piece consruction.I like the look of it but any additional opinions would be much appreciated.

 

The "pins" on the reverse look very similar to those on an officers Scots Guards badge that Gordon just posted in the database.

 

Regards,Martin.

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I'm fairly sure that this one is a copy,but i thought i would post it here for opinions.

 

The feet on the lugs are not a good sign i think.

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I'm quite cetain that this one is a restrike Jerry.

 

I wish i could see a known original to compare it with.

 

Cheers,Martin.

Fake. Restrikes are quite rare and collectible in there own right.

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I'm fairly sure that this one is a copy,but i thought i would post it here for opinions.

 

The feet on the lugs are not a good sign i think.

FAKE,high orb and nick on right scroll.

cheers.

Dave

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I'm thinking that this is a good OR's RM badge but i thought i would make sure before adding it to the database.

 

Any thoughts gents ?

 

Thanks,Martin.

 

 

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The example I have is on lugs not a slider and is cut out around the crown and has a lot more detail to it, especially on the reverse.  Other than that I do not know to be honest Martin.

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Me to, not sure with its lack of voiding.

Looks like its been polished a lot.

I have seen originals on sliders but not like this.

Its not doing it for me at the moment.

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OK,thanks Jerry and Dave.

 

I can now see where the lack of cut-outs on the crown and lion are a reason for concern.

 

After looking at other originals that feature these cut-outs,i guess this one is for the repro drawyer for now.

 

Thanks again,Martin.

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