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#1 69dodgechrgr

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:21 PM

I'm trying to locate a sharpshooter badge with rifle bar and a driver badge with driver-w bar but I want to ensure they are WWII era pieces. I know they were sterling but what do I need to look at as far as hallmarks and pin backs?

#2 Spartanroller

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:28 PM

Try speaking to this member;

http://www.ww2f.com/...harterburn.html

He has a definitely genuine one.
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Cheers, Nigel :)

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:47 AM

Thanks for the tip. I sent him a message so hopefully he can point me in the right direction.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:21 AM

No problem - he's around quite regularly, if you don't get through to him just ask again here and hopefully we can sort you out :)
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Cheers, Nigel :)

"Ubique" - For the Royal Engineer it means 'Everywhere', For the Royal Artillery 'All over the place'.;)

#5 JoshArterburn

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:55 PM

I went to my grandmas today, and looked at the marksman badge. The hallmark is on the top of the badge. It says "Sterling" and has this {F} stamped under it. I tried to get a pic but none came out clear.
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#6 JoshArterburn

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:49 AM

I used a different camera and got a good pic.

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#7 chibobber

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:01 PM

Josh, hallmark is for FOX ,the maker.
Bob

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:39 PM

Josh, hallmark is for FOX ,the maker.
Bob


oh ok thanks for the info. I didn't see it at first but it says "FOX".

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for posting that Josh I appreciate the help.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:10 PM

Can I get an opinion on this badge? It looks to be WWII era but I'm not sure about the hallmark. It is marked Sugarman Sterling and the bar says sterling 1K. It's a pin back. I've tried to upload a picture from my computer for a half hour but I can't seem to get it done. I keep getting error messages.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 07:01 AM

I finally figured out how to post the pic so here it is. Let me know what you guys think.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:17 PM

Well with the help of forum members I have located and purchased a sharpshhoter badge. It's an original pinback with the Fox hallmark. I have attached images in the hope this thread might help others with a similar dilemma. Thanks to all who gave me advice and feedback!
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:13 AM

the pin back badge was of WW2 origin and a little after that, probably up to about 1948-50. however. remember many badges were left over from WW2 and sold long after WW2, but WW2 vintage..... I's say WW2 vintage




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