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Greetings, gentlemen.

What are your comments on this badge? I've come upon several dozen different badges, and am trying to weed the fakes from the "facts". smile.gif

Obverse

Edited by Ralph A

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Here is the reverse: Thank you for your consideration!

(Moderator please move this to the correct forum - Thank you)

Edited by Ralph A

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Hi

Here is a pic of mine which I purchased some years ago.This is the only one I own and not having come across a definate known original I have always had my doubts about this badge.These badges are heavily copied-just do a search on ebay!!

The details on yours do look a bit sharper than mine but against this, the rear of your badge looks to be cut a bit sharp which can be a bad sign. Perhaps someone with a known original will come along and post it for us??

Sorry this is not much help but its the best I can do

Regards

Andy

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Ralph & Andy

Here's a genuine one in silver. The main points are the void underneath the tail and the thin front legs with the left one angled further back in the stance. There's also a different expression in the head features and various other ripples in the skin. It's also 3mm thick in places.

It's a very difficult badge to judge, especially from photos. Have a look on ebay under the seller 'hantsreg' who's currently listing a restrike (and advertising it as one too, good for him) which doesn't look a whole lot different from this one. Restrikes appeared many, many years ago. I'm satisfied with this one, it's extremely heavy too.

Keith

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Finally got a nickel one. Same distinguishing features as the silver one above, void behind the tail, skinny leg, etc. Also very clearly stamped lettering at the rear.

Keith

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I'm inspired to go dig out my double scroll jumbo that I purchased over 20 years ago. It was then one of the better reproductions since few of us can expect to own a real one...I'm off to go through boxes.

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