Site last updated: 1 November 2018. Periodic updates are made - This site is for historical purposes only and I have no political agenda or views. This blog is a personal hobby and while I endeavour to provide information as accurately as possible, it may be difficult due to the sometimes controversial nature of the artefact, or that little documented history is known. Like most collectibles, the decision about a piece still ultimately rests with you. All photos unless stated belong to the owner and permission must be sought in writing before use. Email us at: coburgbadge@gmail.com

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Buyer Beware - Reproduction Coburg Badges

Collecting Coburg Badges can be a minefield to inexperienced collectors, but through studying photographs and handling real pieces, the details in fakes appear more obvious. The image above shows a series of photographs containing verified reproductions, which have been discussed by other collectors and on certain forums. While some of the above fakes are much easier to tell, there are more dangerous pieces that have finer details being replicated. The Coburg Badge website offers owners and buyers advice before making their purchase. In time to come, other Coburg-related items will also be copied, including stickpins, certificates, boxes, plates and so on. Remember as the saying goes, buy the badge and not the story.

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