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Royal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badge

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    Hi guys, appreciate a second opinion on this.
    many thanks in advance!
    Royal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badgeRoyal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badge
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    I think most Irish badges with the harp should be fretted between all the strings. Also the overall quality appears to be lacking.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    thanks jerry!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    i was comparing to this one i found online and couldn't see any differences.

    Royal Ulster Rifles 1st glider Battalion cap badge
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Just because its online it does not make it correct. That aside, I am only offering an opinion which might be incorrect, it is not a badge I have studied and as I said, I thought Irish harps badges are usually fretted, I might be wrong.

    As for differences, the face is different on the other badge and it has e-w lugs, not n-s as yours does.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    In fact, both badges are fakes, the dropped T in ulster is a sure fire sign of a fake.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks jerry, I appreciate your opinion and time!
    As always!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    this cap badge is somewhat of a mystery with regard to its design and manufacturer. names put forward have been Gaunt and Firmin. as far as I am aware only one pattern exists, die struck sterling silver, solid back. being relatively scarce they command a few quid.
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    I have always found this an attractive badge. unfortunately its original design and manufacture , like a lot of WW2 and earlier items , has been lost like footprints on the shore line.

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