11th Battalion CEF Officers Cap Badge

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    11th Battalion CEF Officers Cap Badge

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:39 pm

    Hey guys,
    Picked this up in a collection of other insignia. It appears to be an 11th Battalion Officers badge. The back of the badge is maker marked but hard to read it looks like "Reich Folkstone"????? Probably not what it says though. Any idea on the maker? Are they faking these things? It looks good to me, but I am not an expert in WWI insignia.






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    Re: 11th Battalion CEF Officers Cap Badge

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:40 pm

    The other WWI insignia that was in the bunch.





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    Re: 11th Battalion CEF Officers Cap Badge

    Post by Bill on Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:07 am

    Hi Jeff, Interesting find. I don't think the 11th Bn is an officer's badge. Reich was a maker, but cast badges like that are a little concerning. I would want to do some more research to verify the authenticity. Here is a list of Canadian CEF badge makers: http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=572

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    Re: 11th Battalion CEF Officers Cap Badge

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:06 pm

    Hi Bill,
    So this one may be a repro? I found a picture of one online that was listed as a 11th Battalion Officers cap badge, that matched this one, that is why I thought it was an officers badge. I am away from home and all my reference books also.
    If it turns out to be fake it's no big deal I got a bunch of insignia on the cheap and this was part of the lot.



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    Re: 11th Battalion CEF Officers Cap Badge

    Post by Bill on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:27 pm

    Hi Jeff, I am not sure about the badge... but that is not to say it is repro. Here is a link to the 11th Bn CEF on the BCMBF site..http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/canadian_expeditionary_force/cef_e11.htm

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