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Longdog 22-01-17 01:10 PM

Isle of Man related item
 
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Hello,
I was given a pair of these a long time ago via a badge collector friend who said, with the absence of a crown, they may be shoulder titles.
Although the rim is slightly misshaped in the top section, there doesn't feel as if anything has been removed / broken off.
I have no idea if these are even military related insignia.
Any information on whom may have worn this and when would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Pat

Peter Brydon 22-01-17 01:22 PM

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Pat,

The problem is that virtually everybody who wore or wears a uniform on the IOM wears a variation of the manx badge.

A badge like yours was worn by the IOM Home Guard with an attached kings crown, although most members of the WW2 IOM Home Guard are said to have worn the badge of the Kings Liverpool Regiment.

Sorry I cannot give a positive i.d.

Peter

altcar73 22-01-17 01:39 PM

As Peter says, it is very difficult to "pin down" who would have worn these badges, for the reason he states.

I have a number of variations, with and without the Crown which have been worn since Victoria's day by the IoM Police. However, practically every uniformed Government associated agency on the Island has worn them at one time or another.

Dave.

altcar73 22-01-17 01:49 PM

Peter,

Looking at your QVC IoM badge with the hanging horn below it reminds me of seeing a similar (if not identical) badge many years ago amongst a collection of Colonial Post Office badges. It would seem that at one time it was worn as a hat badge by postmen on the IoM. I seem to remember that there was also a KC version in the frame. Crossed horns still feature as part of their corporate image.

Dave.

Longdog 22-01-17 02:10 PM

Peter, Dave,

Thank you very much indeed for your informative replies.
I had shown these to a few people at fairs with no real success, obviously asking in the wrong place!
Pleased I joined the Forum and am able to benefit from knowledge kindly shared from experienced collectors.
I have one other possible Kings Liverpool Regiment related item in my "unknown / oddity" box that I shall have to post and hopefully again receive opinions on.

Pat

engr9266 22-01-17 02:14 PM

If you rotate the badge so that the strap buckle is at the bottom(6 o'clock) it then reminds me of a Scottish clan badge. Could it be a Scottish clan from the IOM ???

High Wood 22-01-17 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by engr9266 (Post 391118)
If you rotate the badge so that the strap buckle is at the bottom(6 o'clock) it then reminds me of a Scottish clan badge. Could it be a Scottish clan from the IOM ???

Clan McMann? :D


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