Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 75
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

  • 1 year later...

Someone is trying to sell this fake badge at one of the Russian forums. The enamel is of low quality (not a hot enamel but cold). Also the details of the sword and sword handle show the difference. The Roman number 10 or X is floppy and the details of the 12 and 22 (in old Mongol numbers) is less pronounced.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone is trying to sell this fake badge at one of the Russian forums. The enamel is of low quality (not a hot enamel but cold). Also the details of the sword and sword handle show the difference. The Roman number 10 or X is floppy and the details of the 12 and 22 (in old Mongol numbers) is less pronounced.

The reverse also has multiple problems. The screwpost pole was soldered in a customary way. The numbering is very sloppy. The edges of the badge at 11 and 1 o'clock are too rounded. The original badges have more or less concave reverses while this one has a rather flat reverse. Also the concave imprint of the Soyombo letter somehow missed the stamped imprint. The original badges show exact imprints of the Soyombo reflected on the reverse while on this badge, the front and back imprints miss each other.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...
  • 10 months later...
  • 2 years later...

I've been watching this one too... Brown gold is extra special!!! I haven't looked too closely but I'm almost tempted to say that the silver part with blue enamel might be real and that the "gold" part has been replaced. Over the past 10 years I've seen 3 or 4 silver SB parts for sale so who knows this might be one of those butchered ones... 

Jan

 

see post 101 in the SB thread.. Pin back 813 shown butchered.

Edited by fjcp
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • I like my tea strong enough for my spoon to stand up in. My father got me into it. When my father was at RAF Dum Dum 1943-47 most of his fellow officers drank ice cold drinks to mitigate  the heat, his Sikh batman warned him against it and said that strong hot tea would cool him down, most certainly did. So years later in the UK when everybody else was drinking iced drinks on a baking day the wood family was inbibing copious quantities of hot strong brews of Assam's finest. P
    • Hi ccj, Thanks for your comments. Funny how, for me at least, coffee has become a habit more than a conscience choice. It's the old, "Well if you having one (coffee) pour me as well". When I get together with my son-in-law, a former Brit, it's tea all the way. Thanks again. Regards Brian  
    • I live and grew up in the south (USA) and the drink of choice 7 days a week was cold sweet tea. I was unaware Lipton was British because that’s what most southern use for brewing tea. When I joined the army I learned most people in the north and western parts of the USA drank unsweetened tea and that was perplexing to my young brain. Now days I can’t stand sweet iced tea but it’s still the most common drink in the south, but, you can get unsweetened ice tea in the south. Im familiar with ho
    • I drink tea every day (Chinese tea), I used to buy Sri Lankan black tea at the fair before, it was great! I have been reluctant to drink them all. . The tea I’m talking about is just brewing water, not adding other substancesI
    • Thanks for your reply Patrick, just in case some might not know what the Belgian WW1 Medal you were referencing looks like I have included one here. I understand that the small crown on the ribbon denoted the recipient was a volunteer.  
×
×
  • Create New...