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Lotus Badges

PostPost by: scalino65 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 pm

Hi
I have several badges and I really dont know what they are: repros/originals,etc.
Can a kind soul please tell me what I have here and how to tell what's what?
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I think this is a genuinely old badge but no idea if its paint or enamel. Doesnt have stamping on teh rear

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Repro? stamp on the back

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Not sure why but I think this is original. Stamping on the back, missing pins.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:10 am

Awaiting for more knowledgeable opinion on badges, there are some past threads that have dealt with the matter, e.g. :

lotus-chassis-f36/lotus-nose-badges-t23515.html

lotus-talk-f50/4982-original-and-restored-nose-badges-t40913.html

the photo of #1 is a quite slanted thus not so easy to tell, but the font does not look like the thin version.

#5 is the thin font one, more thought after (at least by me...)

[edit] and sought after...
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PostPost by: scalino65 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:31 am

Thank you for your reply. By the way, do these pictures appear enormous to you? I think I got teh sizing wrong but can re-do.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:47 am

pictures are good as they have some resolution, one can always resize locally for viewing convenience - what I meant is that the first badge has been photographed sideway from the axis (not right above the face), and this does not help to check minute details (font size or letter alignement)
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PostPost by: jabingb » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:28 am

Can't resist, here's a collage of badges that I've mounted on a solid walnut Elan dash (it's warped but great for this display)

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