Differentiating Vitreous Enamel Vs Synthetic Enamel (Part 2)

Still013vbThis is the second chapter in our two part study covering the enamel work present on some Australian Army Corps insignia (from 1953 to the present day). In this post, we take a close look at some relevant insignia in detail, before going on to demonstrate a simple diagnostic test, which can be used to  differentiate the 2 typical types of enamel work on Australian military insignia.


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I am the "C" component of the "CB" numbering system used in our book called: Metal Uniform Embellishments of the Australian Army, Post 1953 ('QEII Series') Vol 1 (Insignia for Corps and Schools etc). Yep... that's a mouthful and the 614 page eBook is an eyeful to match... with images of the front and back of each item, as well as weights and measures for each, so that badge variants can be reliably distinguished by collectors, dealers, historians, re-enactor groups and enthusiasts anywhere in the world.

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