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Old 09-02-2007, 11:28 AM   #1
ade stevenson
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Unusual Guards badge or outright fake?

Hi Guys, I saw this today on E. Not something I am planning on buying.

What caught my eye was the underside of the banner. What is happening there? Is this a fringed banner badge that some one has altered? No pic of the reverse was shown in the auction which would have answered the question with ease.

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Old 09-02-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Hi Ade,

For me that's the fringe. Some badges have it clearer and more defined than others.
But, I don't pretend being an expert, and will let the others talk with certainty... ;)


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Old 09-02-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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Doesn't look bad to me

Background of the banner on the later badges have the loops as opposed to the the stippling or flat background of the wartime ones. I have a number of presumed wartime badges and there are a lot of little variations in thickness of borders and other fine details
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I agree with Jeffrey on this one. I believe that this is a wartime "no fringe" badge.

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