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Old 12-12-2004, 05:07 PM   #181
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Hi Luc, not one I would buy. I do not like the "flash" that can be seen to the edges of the eagle wings, legs, etc.


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Old 12-12-2004, 05:12 PM   #182
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Hi Ade,

Thanks for confirming my doubts! What had me confused was the well polished look, that is not very often seen on restrikes.
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Old 12-12-2004, 05:31 PM   #183
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Hi Luc, not one I would buy. I do not like the "flash" that can be seen to the edges of the eagle wings, legs, etc.


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Did they really have what looks like a split pin on the back (I've not studied these items so they're completely new to me).

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Old 12-12-2004, 05:36 PM   #184
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Hi Mark, yes they do.

British cap badge fittings come in three basic forms;

The split pin type shown in the pic.
A large lug or "Slider" fitting.
Twin folding bend over tabs which can be seen on Officers bronze cap badges.

All three types were used in WW2.

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Old 12-12-2004, 05:38 PM   #185
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Hi Mark,

Cap badges either have split pin or slider; not a way to distinguish fake from genuine I'm afraid.
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:20 PM   #186
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Luc,

I agree with Ade about the flash. Also don't like the full stops between the letters. Will post some pics tomorrow when I can take them in daylight.

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Old 12-13-2004, 07:29 AM   #187
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I'm pretty sure this is a good one, you can see that the full stops are not as well defined. I have a fake with a slider that has those very well defined full stops.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:37 AM   #188
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Old 12-13-2004, 08:46 AM   #189
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Jim, this looks like the one on eBay, same flash, same cast faults.....

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Old 12-13-2004, 09:35 AM   #190
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I think there are a few differences, but I take your point.

Let's hope someone comes along with one that's got known provenance, or even better more than one.

Maybe my fake's the real thing and my real things are fake
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:00 AM   #191
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I've got one like this; I've been told it is one of the most common reproductions.

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Old 12-13-2004, 02:58 PM   #192
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Hi Guys, bearing in mind that there are going to be more than one maker I suspect, here is one with cast iron provenance. This one was issued to my good friend Sgt Don Turner in 1942 and has not been out of his possesion since. He had it broach pinned for his wife as a sweetheart and she still wears it today


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Old 12-13-2004, 03:46 PM   #193
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Brilliant badge Ade! Is it silver? Good to hear his wife still wears it!

The hooked beak is a good sign I think.
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Old 12-13-2004, 03:50 PM   #194
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Hi Luc, no the badge is the issue white metal one. The flash makes it rather bright.


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Old 12-13-2004, 03:54 PM   #195
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Here is a silver one Different again from all the others shown and very detailed.


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