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Polish Regimental Badges WW2

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  1. #111

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    Friends,
    The Para Badge from my collection.

    I have been told that first 500 badges had been kept in deposit of Polish High Command to be given to people who contributed to the formation / support of Para Forces and the Polish Cause overall.



    This badge appears different from normal “K&S” issue with brass nut. This one appears to be brass made with silver cover – very hard to bend.

    Can you please comment on the authenticy of this badge – looking forward to hearing your advice?

    A


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    1SBS

    Field Glider Badge
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  2. #112

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    As promised – the MP collar badge
    Classic Lorioli made
    Nice design and quality


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    2nd Corp MP qualification Breast Badge. (Lorioli)

    Gary J.
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  3. #113

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    Fellows
    Let’s continue posting the badges of the 2 Polish Corpus.
    Further contribution from me

    9 Bolonski Battalion.
    A


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    Here they are . . .

    Top left: silver – marked “.800”

    Top right: alpacca / white metal (copper-nickel-zinc alloy) – marked “ALP”

    Bottom: plated zinc-alloy “pot metal”. Unmarked. Possibly unique make up for a Lorioli badge exhibiting typical characteristics where the base metal corrosive alloy composition results in the flaking off of the decorative plating.

    Also posted is a seldom seen ‘deluxe’ cased version which houses an .800 silver badge



    Coming up . . .
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  4. #114
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    Interesting Badge !!!

    The badge itself is a GR-TECH type, ... but the numbers stamped into the back are the Kirkwood type !.

    I've checked the numbers 3, 7 and 4 against known Kirkwood impressions, and they all tally ok.

    The Kirkwood spinner shows all the correct signs as well, even though it has been plated.

    I suspect that this badge might possibly be from a run of GR-TECH badges that were left un-numbered, and at some point used from storage at Kirkwoods to make up the numbers in a pre-ordered batch. (The 330 - 500 run).

    Normally, I would reject a cross over of badge types and numbering types, ...
    ......This is the one niggling question though,
    ......... the number fonts are a miss-match GR-TECH wing.

    Gary J.

    The one thing to bare in mind, is that the GR-TECH copies coming out of Poland are more or less spot on, ... AND sooner or later they will get the font style and numbering correct !
    Personally, that is why I have always stuck to the two known basic variants with their unique numbering styles.

    I'll leave my conclusion at that, .. even though I expect a thousand "If's ... buts and maybes" ...




    Quote by wadowicznic View Post
    Friends,
    The Para Badge from my collection.

    I have been told that first 500 badges had been kept in deposit of Polish High Command to be given to people who contributed to the formation / support of Para Forces and the Polish Cause overall.

    This badge appears different from normal “K&S” issue with brass nut. This one appears to be brass made with silver cover – very hard to bend.

    Can you please comment on the authenticy of this badge – looking forward to hearing your advice?

    A
    Last edited by Gary J; 11-08-2009 at 06:17 PM.

  5. #115

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    Thanks G
    Thanks G for judgement – impressive knowledge.
    Perhaps some other colleagues on the forum will know some additional clues?

    A


    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Interesting Badge !!!

    The badge itself is a GR-TECH type, ... but the numbers stamped into the back are the Kirkwood type !.

    I've checked the numbers 3, 7 and 4 against known Kirkwood impressions, and they all tally ok.

    The Kirkwood spinner shows all the correct signs as well, even though it has been plated.

    I suspect that this badge might possibly be from a run of GR-TECH badges that were left un-numbered, and at some point used from storage at Kirkwoods to make up the numbers in a pre-ordered batch. (The 330 - 500 run).

    Normally, I would reject a cross over of badge types and numbering types, ...
    ......This is the one niggling question though,
    ......... the number fonts are a miss-match GR-TECH wing.

    Gary J.

    The one thing to bare in mind, is that the GR-TECH copies coming out of Poland are more or less spot on, ... AND sooner or later they will get the font style and numbering correct !
    Personally, that is why I have always stuck to the two known basic variants with their unique numbering styles.

    I'll leave my conclusion at that, .. even though I expect a thousand "If's ... buts and maybes" ...

  6. #116

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    Gary,
    why do you think that it is Gr Tech badge?
    In my opinion it is a Kirkwood badge - late production ("broken" eagle's wing).
    Rafal

  7. #117
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    Rafal,
    The deep "V" shape where the wings meet is the classic Gr-Tech shape from the die, ....
    I see what you mean about the later "broken wing" !

    But the wing itself does not show any of the Kirkwood die flaws !

    I think I would stick to it being a wing being struck from the GR-TECH style die.



    Regards

    Gary J.

  8. #118

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    Newb Alert... Can you guys explain what I'm looking for to designate what a late war 'broken wing' kirkwood would be? Am only just getting to grips with GR-tech and kirkwood, Are they the only two makers?

  9. #119
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    Mark,
    Yes they are the only two manufacturers.
    All other variants .. ie. in silver (marked Birmingham) etc. are NOT official issues.

    Gary J.

    Quote by mark_palmer17 View Post
    Newb Alert... Can you guys explain what I'm looking for to designate what a late war 'broken wing' kirkwood would be? Am only just getting to grips with GR-tech and kirkwood, Are they the only two makers?

  10. #120

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    Gary,
    you are right with V shape. But I saw K&S badge with V shape - probably personally made by owner.

    Concerning "broken" eagle: all K&S badges with numbers approx. over 4700 has eagles' left wings "broken" (not sharp like earlier). The reason may be a result of die's damage (?).
    Greetings
    Rafal

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