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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 4 months ago #10385

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I saw a QSA on a dealer's site today and immediately thought the DoM clasp was a copy.

Here are are the clasps. What do you think?

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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 4 months ago #10387

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Name and shame! :(

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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 4 months ago #10388

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Here are two more DoMs for comparison.

In this image, the top, loose clasp is the copy.

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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 4 months ago #10389

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Copy Natal and Rhodesia clasps. The middle clasp is original and provides a comparison against the copy.

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One dealer sells copy clasp in silver for £12.00 each. They are described as 'excellent' and, as you can see from these three examples, the quality is very good.

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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 4 months ago #10393

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Lancashire Medals have, by chance, two copy clasps including a DoM clasp. This pair is on sale for £40.

The height of the letters on the DoM clasp is noticeable smaller than on a genuine clasp.

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