max7474 Posted 23 November , 2004 Share Posted 23 November , 2004 I have seen a lot of WW1 badges for sale with Gaunt London sliders in small case. Some of these are on 1916 all brass economy badges which dates then to pre 1919. Now I know Gaunt moved production to B'ham in the 1960s and this is the Gaunt makers mark that is found on their anodised badges and I have seen a couple of brass Yeomanry badges with them who were still around in the 1960s. I am fairly happy with the Firmin badges I have but the amount of Gaunt badges about would suggest a lot of forgeries using this mark.The question is was the Gaunt London ever a genuine mark or is it the mark of forgeries? Views please. As an aside I have a large collection of genuine WW2 badges all of which were collected by my grandfather in the 1940s and only one of over 100 has a maker's mark and that is FN Bham. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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