Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

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    Jonhno
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    Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by Jonhno on Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:30 pm

    I picked this one up in the week, I know they are rare and do not have the book as reference, did not pay alot for it, two piece construction, a friend thought it was a bad one, any opinions appreciated thanks John


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    Re: Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by Bill on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:22 am

    Not a fan. The overlay is not correct. It is missing from the scroll, and includes the maple leaf, which is not found on officers' badges.

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    Re: Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by ypres on Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:15 am

    I don't think its good. The shroud lines are too thick in the middle. This style would be Scully marked near one of the lugs. Most original officers badges, not all, are riveted. This one is also too Patinated for me. Looks artificially done to give it some age.

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    Re: Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by Tankermike on Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:03 am

    I don't like it, there are no rivets for attaching the overlay, the shroud lines are too thick, and the feathers are too thick. It appears the shroud has been artificially worn.

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    Re: Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:30 pm

    thanks guys, I know I should have picked up the book at the last show, thankfully I didnt drop 4 or 500 dollars on this badge

    the age didn't sit right with me either, I have a feeling its been held over a lighter or something and dipped into polish

    Cheers

    John

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    Re: Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by Tankermike on Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:52 am

    Here is a confirmed officers 1 CANPARA badge, photo courtesy Mark Campbell. Note the rivets and makers mark.

    https://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/14/86/33/79/1_canp10.jpg


    https://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/14/86/33/79/1_canp11.jpg

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    Re: Canadian Parachute Corps Cap badge

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:04 pm

    thanks for the pictures, thats a very nice set

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