Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

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    zak9990
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    Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by zak9990 on Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:15 am

    Can I get an opinion on these Chaudière cap badges please,
    the one with the red canvas looks OK to me the other ?
    Thanks




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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by LSR on Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:26 am

    They look both ok to me, nice one with the canvas btw.
    Why do you thing there is something wrong with it?

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by Bill on Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:58 am

    Nothing wrong with either badge.

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by zak9990 on Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:13 pm

    The details on the right one don't seem as sharp.
    But, If you guys say there OK sounds good to me!
    Thanks again

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by barriefield-brian on Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:25 pm

    Both badges look good. Generally I find the older the badge the heavier and better made it is. Cheers Brian

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by Bill on Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:54 am

    When evaluating badges, one must remember that the badges were polished which affects the detail after some time. As well, dies wear and after repeated strikings they lose some crispness in the details. And, different plattens can be used. (Change in the alloy composition of the brass.) Finally, exposure of the badges to different environments also can affect the finish and detail. (I acquired a little box of badges a few years ago that had been stored in a garage. The owner was a welder and there were all kinds of gases in the shop. The badges had lost all their original finish and had the oddest colour to them.)

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:41 am

    As has already been mentioned, I see nothing wrong with either badge.

    They are certainly struck with different dies, but both look fine to me.


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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by zak9990 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:13 am

    Thanks all,
    At least my Chaudière badges are OK,
    too bad my paratrooper helmet turned out to be a dud!

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    Paratroop Helmet

    Post by edstorey on Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:51 am

    I know how $29.95 could have saved you some cash on the helmet.

    http://www.servicepub.com/

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by zak9990 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:53 pm

    Point taken sir!
    I've only recently seriously focused on WW2 Canadian Militaria and I guess should have invested in the proper reference library first.
    I had at one time easily $1500 worth of ref books on my shelf on WW2 German stuff etc. Now I've just lost the desire for German stuff largely because of
    getting burned even by reputable dealers! Anyway, I've spent far too much money on that stuff. I naively thought It would be different with WW2 Canadian stuff.
    I have to take the full blame for this dispatch rider/paratrooper wannabe helmet, that was just pure laziness on my part. It did come from a seller in the US so
    It's possible that he didn't know what he was selling. Anyway, my bad so they say.....
    Time for me to be a little more loyal with this hobby to both my grandfathers who served in WW2..
    One was in the Cdn Air force and one was in the Royal Malta Artillery.
    I would like to thank everyone for their time and patience  ..........    
    Here's a set of Paratrooper insignia which I hope is OK.
    The wings are on a dark green backing. Both appear removed from a uniform.


     

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by Bill on Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:03 pm

    Question Zak, Are you doing Canadian badges as worn during the war?

    I am not keen on the Pegasus patches, but it is really hard to tell the good the bad and the ugly for these.

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by zak9990 on Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:50 pm

    So the Pegasus patches look post war to you...?
    Did war time airborne wings have dark green or black backing?

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by Tankermike on Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:08 pm

    Dark green

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by Bill on Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:28 pm

    A variety of Pegasus patches were worn. I would not want to say your example is wartime or postwar.

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    Re: Regiment de La Chaudiere cap badges

    Post by ypres on Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:16 am

    zak9990 wrote:Point taken sir!
    I've only recently seriously focused on WW2 Canadian Militaria and I guess should have invested in the proper reference library first.
    I had at one time easily $1500 worth of ref books on my shelf on WW2 German stuff etc. Now I've just lost the desire for German stuff largely because of
    getting burned even by reputable dealers! Anyway, I've spent far too much money on that stuff. I naively thought It would be different with WW2 Canadian stuff.
    I have to take the full blame for this dispatch rider/paratrooper wannabe helmet, that was just pure laziness on my part. It did come from a seller in the US so
    It's possible that he didn't know what he was selling. Anyway, my bad so they say.....
    Time for me to be a little more loyal with this hobby to both my grandfathers who served in WW2..
    One was in the Cdn Air force and one was in the Royal Malta Artillery.
    I would like to thank everyone for their time and patience  ..........    
    Here's a set of Paratrooper insignia which I hope is OK.
    The wings are on a dark green backing. Both appear removed from a uniform.


     

    Wartime wings have green or black background .... these wings appear postwar.... . In my opinion the feathers are too "Puffy" and the leaf is too large. As Bill has stated the variations of the Pegasus patches are numerous. Many tailors produced badges for purchase during the war. They may be good  ...

    Thanks,

    Ypres

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