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Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By altcar73
I can confirm he's not a policeman. Dave.

I can confirm he's not a policeman.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 03-01-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By altcar73
I can't comment on the Scottish connection, but...

I can't comment on the Scottish connection, but it was worn by the Denbighshire Constabulary (Welsh Police Force), in various guises over a number of years. See appended photo.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-12-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By altcar73
They look to be of French origin. Dave.

They look to be of French origin.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By altcar73
Phil, Yes, you are quite right! Dave.

Phil,

Yes, you are quite right!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-12-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By altcar73
Civil Protection Services. SA Home Guard/Civil...

Civil Protection Services. SA Home Guard/Civil Defence. Don't think its British.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 142
Posted By altcar73
Simon, Yes, you are spot on. A little...

Simon,

Yes, you are spot on. A little research before pressing the "bid" button would pay dividends, alas failure to do so can be a very expensive business.

Regards, Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 142
Posted By altcar73
Simon, In fairness to the seller, he was...

Simon,

In fairness to the seller, he was probably unaware of what he was getting rid of. I don't know who "Hallam" was but he certainly didn't do his homework. An excellent example of how, many...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 142
Posted By altcar73
Yes, and most are total "duds"! ...

Yes, and most are total "duds"!

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 142
Posted By altcar73
Simon, Yes, it has the label "Bootle"...

Simon,

Yes, it has the label "Bootle" underneath it but has on the ball a Norfolk Police collar badge! The genuine Bootle FB cap badge of the period was a brass wreath with the Bootle Arms in the...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 142
Posted By altcar73
I can confirm what Simon has said. The first...

I can confirm what Simon has said. The first badge was never worn by Bootle or by Liverpool. All generic.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-12-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By altcar73
Take care, don't buy any of the "flaming" grenade...

Take care, don't buy any of the "flaming" grenade cap badges from that collection. Most, if not all, are total "duds". A generic FB grenade backing with a police collar badge fitted to the ball. The...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 02-12-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By altcar73
Trading Standards not Police. Guilty knowledge by...

Trading Standards not Police. Guilty knowledge by the seller, difficult to prove.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-11-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By altcar73
They are trial stampings. Dave.

They are trial stampings.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-11-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By altcar73
Thank you for that. Its rather strange that they...

Thank you for that. Its rather strange that they used the same shield on their insignia from their formation in 1847 through to their demise in 1969, as indeed did other Corporation departments.
...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-11-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By altcar73
Yes, as I've already said, its a Warrington...

Yes, as I've already said, its a Warrington Borough Police collar/epaulette badge!!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-11-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By altcar73
Warrington Borough Police collar/epaulette badge....

Warrington Borough Police collar/epaulette badge.

Its the second time someone has asked this question of late!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-11-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By altcar73
[QUOTE=billy;492839]Hi checked but cannot find...

[QUOTE=billy;492839]Hi checked but cannot find these in the reference book, could they be Police rather than Military and if military to whom? Many thanks Billy[/QUOTE

Not police!

Dave.
Forum: Military Buttons 18-11-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By altcar73
Not quite right. It is Mersey Docks & Harbour...

Not quite right. It is Mersey Docks & Harbour Board. The is no "side" in the title.

Dave.
Forum: Colonial Police and Paramilitary Badges 16-11-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By altcar73
Very nice Graham! Dave.

Very nice Graham!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-11-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By altcar73
It is not the Shanghai Police Service. Dave.

It is not the Shanghai Police Service.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By altcar73
No, the epaulette/collar badges are not facing...

No, the epaulette/collar badges are not facing pairs. Each badge is identical.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By altcar73
Quite simple really. In the 1960's the IoM...

Quite simple really. In the 1960's the IoM Government were told by the College of Heralds that the "Legs" were facing the wrong way, and had been for a long, long time. The police altered their...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-11-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By altcar73
The badge in question was never used as a collar...

The badge in question was never used as a collar badge by Liverpool City Police, nor was it worn above Sergeant's chevrons. The publication you mention needs to be "well salted" before digestion. It...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-11-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By altcar73
There are two versions of the QC badge you...

There are two versions of the QC badge you illustrate. One with the legs going clockwise and the other anti clockwise.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-11-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By altcar73
Somaliland. Dave.

Somaliland.

Dave.
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