PPCLI Piper's Badge

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    ypres
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    PPCLI Piper's Badge

    Post by ypres on Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:58 am

    Any opinions on the authenticity of this badge ?

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    Re: PPCLI Piper's Badge

    Post by qsamike on Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:46 pm

    Have only seen the numbered remakes so sorry cannot help......

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    Re: PPCLI Piper's Badge

    Post by Bill on Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:03 am

    The pipers badges were somewhat crude cast badges made from the PPCLI marguerite pattern badge with the added wreath. As such, it is very diffiucult to determine the authenticity, as it is relatively easy to copy. There were only a few, some sources suggest no more than 24 badges made for the pipe band. (That begs some thought. Even if the pipe band was 24 members, there would have been some turn over, and more than 24 badges would have been needed IF each member of the band wore the badge. There is also a strong possibility that only one order was made and once the badges were issued, no more were acquired.) Another example of the badge that has been seen is voided around the flower petals. At the price, one would want iron clad provinance. Unfortunately, this collection that is being sold off was put together in the last few years, and there are several klunkers that have come out of it, including a 1 CACR phoney, and an LRDG badge.
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    Re: PPCLI Piper's Badge

    Post by ypres on Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:37 am

    It only realised $3500 US .... I hope the buyer is happier than the seller...

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    PPCLI badge

    Post by Tankermike on Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:10 am

    I saw the badge in hand on the weekend, it is a nice piece. It is a cast made badge, very interesting piece.

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