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Old 12-09-10, 11:47 AM
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I bought this set of buttons and badges yesterday at the MHS meeting. ThePP badge is lugged and has no maker. The shoulder title is marked, Dowler and Sons Ltd. Two of the buttons are by Firmin and one is by The London Badge and Button Co. John.
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They look to be a great find. Palestine Police stuff has started to pick up recently because of released records and new web sites which document their activities.

I believe there is at least one member here who pays very well for militaria to this unit
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BP44: I envy you that collection. A cousin I was very close to in my teens did his National Service in the Palestine Police 1947/48, then went on to the royal Hong Kong Police, leaving me madly jealous of him.
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titles all made by Dowler and Sons Ltd

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Thanks to everyone for your interest in my small collection of PP badges. Peter616 especially good to see the arabec numerals used on, I presume, the officers shoulder tabs. I need now to look for them as well as a cloth nshoulder title, John.
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In KD the numbers were worn on the officer's chest above the breast pockets on a black leather backing, Arabic on the left, English on the right. And the ones in the photo are upside down - they read (from the LEFT as in English) 3421.

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Incidentally can anyone say what uniform the lower two buttons on the original photo were worn on?

I have a sneaking idea they are "mufti" buttons worn on a civilian blazer and that the left hand one might relate to the PP OCA?

Anyone?

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The London Badge & Button Company was founded in 1973. How does that add up with P.P. button?
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The London Badge & Button Company was founded in 1973. How does that add up with P.P. button?

The London Badge & Button Company make blazer button and you can still buy them

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Which confirms my belief that one of these lower two is a PP OCA button.
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And if you'd like to update your collection here's the opportunity of a lifetime. The unvoided cap badge is a bit rare:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EXTRA-RARE-Pal...item2a0a44d514
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[QUOTE=Eddie Parks;82481]And if you'd like to update your collection here's the opportunity of a lifetime. The unvoided cap badge is a bit rare:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EXTRA-RARE-Pal...item2a0a44d514[/QUOTEThanks, Eddie,I spotted this lot the other day. Where do these chancers get their prices from. All badges coming out of Israel have hughly inflated prices. John.
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True but £1.5K for a cap badge, S/T and a handful of buttons has got to be a record even by their standards?

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Hi, these are some of the insignia of a guy in the armoured car section. Somewhere I've got a belt but that came from a guy in the arab section. Mike
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That's a nice little collection - good to see the real thing when the cap badge must be one of the commonest fakes about. Lovely little armoured car.

I am interested in the marksman's badge - it's difficult to see the colours clearly in your picture, is it on black/blue cloth? Could you try again?

And if the belt turns up please show! Is it the usual locket type or something different. What makes it Arab as opposed to British section?

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