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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 11 months ago #14285

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Good evening David,
I actually think that getting hold of original clasps these days is not as easy as it once was, 20 years ago, you could just phone the likes of Dixon's and buy whatsoever you needed, how times change.
For example, I have now had to resort to buying original and always useful, South Africa 1901 clasps overseas, interestingly, often, from South Africa.
No matter how many I buy, they just disappear from existence, never to be seen again, swallowed up on SAMIF or Cape Colony Volunteers etc, not good!
A very unsatisfactory state of affairs! :(
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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 11 months ago #14289

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Frank,

I know what you mean. No longer things you can readily pick up as required.

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David
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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 11 months ago #14296

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Re the copy clasp pics shown at your Sunday OMRS, they look pretty old and may be "tailors clasps"? Elsewhere I have seen advertised copy clasps which are much more akin to the real thing. I think that reality has to come in with slipping copy clasps onto a ribbon; especially with the battle/engagement ones.
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Hello Ian,
It has become very hard to find original clasps now, even here, but, they can still be bought at a price, I have not, could not and would not even give thought to any other clasps!
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Re the copy clasp pics shown at your Sunday OMRS, they look pretty old and may be "tailors clasps"? Elsewhere I have seen advertised copy clasps which are much more akin to the real thing. I think that reality has to come in with slipping copy clasps onto a ribbon; especially with the battle/engagement ones.
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IL.

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We are going to have to disagree on this; my approach being original bars if I can and replicas if I cannot. Not important really because - some time in the future - if another custodian does not like the replica bar or bars slipped on the ribbon, they can be taken right off.
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QSA - Copy clasps 6 years 11 months ago #14310

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Just so long that when you pass it on you tell them that they are replicas......

Mike

LinneyI wrote: Frank
We are going to have to disagree on this; my approach being original bars if I can and replicas if I cannot. Not important really because - some time in the future - if another custodian does not like the replica bar or bars slipped on the ribbon, they can be taken right off.
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