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royal flying corps collar or sweetheart badge ?

Article about: another local antique fair find for your opinion !, I thought this may be a rfc collar badge that has been converted to a sweetheart (the fastener for the pin looks like a cut through lug) o

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    another local antique fair find for your opinion !, I thought this may be a rfc collar badge that has been converted to a sweetheart (the fastener for the pin looks like a cut through lug) or is it a sweetheart badge of the period ? or maybe something more modern ?,
    many thanks, John.Click image for larger version. 

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    As you have surmised, it is a converted WW1 period issued collar badge. Badges of this and the WW2 period were often converted into pin-back form for wear by loved ones.

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    many thanks for that.

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    Can you show the cut through lug John.

    I would go with a sweetheart from these pics.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I have to agree with Jerry. Had it been a converted badge the back would have been stamped and not smooth as is the case.

    Tom

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    Hi, For what it may be worth, I would suggest that Stug III is completely correct. I have several thousand RAF/RFC badges and have never seen a collar badge either Officer's or OR's in your style of manufacture. If it was offered to me, I would considder it to ba a sweetheart. However, I stand to be corrected.
    Cheers Michael R

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    many thanks all, I had wondered about the flat back, the hinge for the pin looks to be the same colour as the rest of the badge, while the other end,loop/lug is darker, will get a pic tomorrow,hopefully its a period sweetheart, I rather like it !.

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    just tried to enlarge the lug, wiil take a side view in daylight.Click image for larger version. 

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