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Article about: Jerry, Terry - thank you very much for your help and compliments. Nice to hear that you like the badge The ones you have shown a very striking indeed.. Such a unique design. I was a little t

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    Jerry, Terry - thank you very much for your help and compliments. Nice to hear that you like the badge The ones you have shown a very striking indeed.. Such a unique design.

    I was a little thrown off, as there isn't as much detail in the eye of Minerva as I have seen in other examples.. Maybe just a poor strike?

    Jerry, if you don't mine - what are some of the more obvious signs of a fake (with this style of cap badge and WWI era cap badges in general)? I'm looking to expand my collection and it'd be great to get some pointers!

    Regards,
    Josh

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    Josh,

    good points on it are the tapering slider, nearly always a good sign. Things to look out for on these in particular is a big chin on Minerva, only seen on fakes and general lack of detail. I did notice the eye, but otherwise it all looked good.

    I noticed you also posted it on the brit badge forum and got thumbs up there, I did not bother as I had already posted here, but try searching on there for other good examples, best to learn to spot the good points for yourself and the bad, which is what I have done. I have an unusual variant which at first I thought was iffy as it is not cut out around the hair, but it passed muster over there.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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