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Wish to determine approx. mfg. DATof Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge ?

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Hello Gents,  I'm seeking to determine the approximate manufacture date of what I believe to be a true, WW1 era Suffolk Regiment Other Ranks [ Enlisted Man ] Cap Badge ? From what little I've learned from a few U.K. based Dealers is that 'most' true, early WW1 production pieces were of Bi Metal construction, with 'blow holes' on their reverse ? If this is correct, my current example does appear to possess all those features. Apparently, circa mid - late 1916, the manufacturer's began running low on the Bi Metal material, & resorted to all brass construction, commonly referred to as 'War Emergency Type'. I'm hoping my example is a genuine early War piece, but would really like to either confirm or discount that fact. Enclosed are the front & back of my example, not anyone would please be so kind as to advise me on its relative period of manufacture, & if possible, it's originality, if at all relevant. THANK YOU

         Best regards,  Dom P.  / dpast32@aol.com

         Best regards,  Dom P.  / dpast32@aol.com

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Sorry, can't see any pictures.

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The late, great Mervyn Mitton would have gently reprimanded me for saying this, as he was a great booster of the GMIC, but have you considered asking this question on the British Badge Forum?  You might have better luck there.

Peter

Edited by peter monahan

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SORRY Gents, This query was a bad one, I re-posted a corrected one here. THANKS

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