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Royal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badge

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    Are the two stirling silver marked examples foreign made rather than Uk which would need to have hallmarks on them?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Are the two stirling silver marked examples foreign made rather than Uk which would need to have hallmarks on them?
    Possibly true Jerry, just found this:
    "American and Canadian made sterling silver will be marked with the word "Sterling" or some variation of the .925 marking such as 925/1000 or simply 925. Some old Irish silver is also marked with the word sterling, however that marking ceased to be officially used in Great Britain centuries ago"
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    I have a Boer war period 17th Lancers skull badge from a sun helmet and that is marked S.Sil. and is probably overseas made. Most British silver should be hallmarked and has been for 100's of years, though sometimes very small items are not so marked.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    anomalies abound with the marking of silver. man goes into an outfitters to buy a cap badge. the gentleman behind the counter shows the man two identical silver badges, except for the fact that one is assayed as silver and the other is sans stampings etc. the plain one is cheaper ! until proven otherwise it is a safe bet that the RUR is of UK manufacture. as an example of anomaly, two AAC badges. both silver, both the same weight as near as dam'it, one hallmarked one not. save the tarnishing, from the same die / maker I believe.
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