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Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-09-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By altcar73
These badges are made up of two parts. The centre...

These badges are made up of two parts. The centre is from a standard die featuring the Borough Arms. The wreath is from a separate die, the size and design of which can vary depending on the whim of...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By altcar73
The first badge is a broken version of the...

The first badge is a broken version of the second. The second and third were used by the police.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 12-09-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 477
Posted By altcar73
You place far too much reliance on what you find...

You place far too much reliance on what you find on the internet! Oldham Police used no fewer than seven different variations of headdress badge featuring the arms and wreath, with two of those...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 06-09-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By altcar73
I can't comment on your specific badge. However,...

I can't comment on your specific badge. However, take care. This badge has/is being widely reproduced in a variety of metal finishes (white metal, black, and brass).

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By altcar73
Peter, You are quite right. Why it was never...

Peter,

You are quite right. Why it was never altered I know not. It was worn as an epaulette badge by the police (in chrome) through to the demise (second time around) of the Borough Police on...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-09-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By altcar73
Collar badge worn by Luton Borough Police....

Collar badge worn by Luton Borough Police. Produced in white metal and chrome. Interestingly they were never made in facing pairs as you would normally expect.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 31-08-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By altcar73
The term "Special Constabulary Reserve" was used...

The term "Special Constabulary Reserve" was used by Birmingham from about the start of the Great War through to 1974 when the City Police ceased to exist.

There are about four or five different...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-08-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By altcar73
The brass version is simply a badge which has...

The brass version is simply a badge which has escaped the chroming process. Effectively worthless.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-08-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By altcar73
Derby County Borough Police. The centre depicts...

Derby County Borough Police. The centre depicts "The buck in the park".

Dave.
Forum: The Home Front 24-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By altcar73
Very nice indeed! Dave.

Very nice indeed!

Dave.
Forum: The Home Front 24-08-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By altcar73
Peter, Its interesting that the Crown on...

Peter,

Its interesting that the Crown on this badge has been illegally defaced by the inclusion of the word "Liverpool".

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By altcar73
I have my doubts about them being from Nigeria....

I have my doubts about them being from Nigeria. Arabic?

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By altcar73
Merchant Navy. Dave.

Merchant Navy.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-08-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By altcar73
No, crowns used to denote rank had enamelled...

No, crowns used to denote rank had enamelled cushioning to the arches and are quite distinctive.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-08-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By altcar73
Both white metal and chrome KC's were worn on...

Both white metal and chrome KC's were worn on either the collar or the epaulette by many police forces. The same size (or slightly larger) were often worn as a cap badge by special constables and by...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 11-08-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By altcar73
Its actually a beret badge. The cap badge is a...

Its actually a beret badge. The cap badge is a bullion wire wreath.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By altcar73
Luke, I take your point. I don't trawl the...

Luke,

I take your point. I don't trawl the forum looking for threads to comment on and the only reason I looked at this one is because it related to a police badge, otherwise I'd not have...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By altcar73
Luke, Just follow the forum rules. If you do...

Luke,

Just follow the forum rules. If you do that you don't put the forum at risk. More importantly, you don't put Mike at risk. There is an easy way to point out to forum members when a badge is...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 31-07-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By altcar73
The start of this thread relates to a a genuine...

The start of this thread relates to a a genuine Staffordshire Police shako/cap badge and a perfectly legitimate discussion followed.

Then for some reason the thread is highjacked by "Luke H" who...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By altcar73
Local Council/Corporation badge.

Local Council/Corporation badge.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 27-07-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By altcar73
The guy that runs the Police Memorabilia...

The guy that runs the Police Memorabilia Collectors Club is not particularly knowledgeable. The majority of the images which they show are, in the main, downloaded from various other sites, eBay etc....
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 27-07-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By altcar73
That particular badge was always voided. Anything...

That particular badge was always voided. Anything with a solid centre has been made in the last 20 years or so and is a repro. It was never a large force, so with such a large number of these about,...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 27-07-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By altcar73
If the badge is solid and not voided, its a...

If the badge is solid and not voided, its a repro. Send it back. Total crap.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-07-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By altcar73
It can be whatever you want it to be. Not...

It can be whatever you want it to be. Not specifically "tramways" but rather a general cap/collar badge worn by Blackpool Corporation uniformed staff.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-07-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By altcar73
Correct. Trinidad & Tobago Police helmet plate...

Correct. Trinidad & Tobago Police helmet plate with replaced fitting. The lugs have been removed for some reason.

Dave.
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