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Alex Rice 09-05-21 03:41 PM

KOSB Officer badge
 
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Hi All
I have this KOSB officer badge which has the number 51 on the back of the lower right arm of the St Andrew's cross. Can anyone explain the significance of this?
Thanks, cheers,
Alex

Scottish Borderers 09-05-21 04:28 PM

Hi,
Nice badge can you make out the hallmark details and maker, it would possibly help your question?

Thanks

Frank Kelley 09-05-21 04:29 PM

I assume that is actually upon the die this badge was struck from, so every piece will bare that number.


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Originally Posted by Alex Rice (Post 548946)
Hi All
I have this KOSB officer badge which has the number 51 on the back of the lower right arm of the St Andrew's cross. Can anyone explain the significance of this?
Thanks, cheers,
Alex


Alex Rice 09-05-21 04:45 PM

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Hi SB
It is a Gaunt made badge with 1973 hallmarks.
Cheers,
Alex

Frank Kelley 09-05-21 04:54 PM

I think that is very nice indeed, I would be interested to know if the numerals were actually stamped upon it's reverse, or, as I originally just assumed, when I looked at the photo in the original post, was embossed upon the die it was struck from.
If the former, I would think you have your answer, number fifty one.


QUOTE=Alex Rice;548965]Hi SB
It is a Gaunt made badge with 1973 hallmarks.
Cheers,
Alex[/QUOTE]

Alex Rice 10-05-21 11:09 AM

I think it must have been on the die as it doesn't appear engraved and a later stamping would have left some showing on the front. I've never seen something like that before so would still like to know the significance, must be there for a reason.
Cheers,
Alex


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