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Just to let you all know, there is a fake type 3 (small neck badge) Knights Bachelor around. What makes it dangerous is it comes in a fake red Royal Mint box, the box on close examination is slightly substandard I.E. the central gold bolder is slightly off-centre. The inside of the case has a very plausible royal mint stamp the only give away is that it is slightly fainter as to the badge it actually lacks the depth of the original but the two real give aways are firstly the loop is made of thick wire and lastly and most importantly the reverse is not hallmarked (which they all should be). The style of the box looks 1990's Royal Mint at their worst but with less care. It is believed that these pieces come out of the Netherlands. The piece which I encountered certainly did.

Caveat Emptor as a few may turn up on E-Bay

Paul

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Just to let you all know, there is a fake type 3 (small neck badge) Knights Bachelor around. What makes it dangerous is it comes in a fake red Royal Mint box, the box on close examination is slightly substandard I.E. the central gold bolder is slightly off-centre. The inside of the case has a very plausible royal mint stamp the only give away is that it is slightly fainter as to the badge it actually lacks the depth of the original but the two real give aways are firstly the loop is made of thick wire and lastly and most importantly the reverse is not hallmarked (which they all should be). The style of the box looks 1990's Royal Mint at their worst but with less care. It is believed that these pieces come out of the Netherlands. The piece which I encountered certainly did.

Caveat Emptor as a few may turn up on E-Bay

Paul

yet another piece of junk on the market :violent:

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Just to let you all know, there is a fake type 3 (small neck badge) Knights Bachelor around. What makes it dangerous is it comes in a fake red Royal Mint box, the box on close examination is slightly substandard I.E. the central gold bolder is slightly off-centre. The inside of the case has a very plausible royal mint stamp the only give away is that it is slightly fainter as to the badge it actually lacks the depth of the original but the two real give aways are firstly the loop is made of thick wire and lastly and most importantly the reverse is not hallmarked (which they all should be). The style of the box looks 1990's Royal Mint at their worst but with less care. It is believed that these pieces come out of the Netherlands. The piece which I encountered certainly did.

Caveat Emptor as a few may turn up on E-Bay

Paul

Hallo Paul, :cheers:

any chance of some pictures to go with your warning?

and many thanks for the tip-off.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Hallo Paul, :cheers:

any chance of some pictures to go with your warning?

and many thanks for the tip-off.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

Unfortunately the piece was returned to the owner before I could get a picture of it. There is a picture of one albeit not very good in the Smith & Wilde auction 21/3/08, lot 272, www.smithandwilde.co.uk

Paul

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