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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By altcar73
The feathers are unrelated to St. Vincent, and...

The feathers are unrelated to St. Vincent, and are worn (in pairs) by most of the Welsh Police forces as collar/epaulette badges. When you say "white metal" I take it you mean chrome plated.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By altcar73
See the appended photo of the badge worn during...

See the appended photo of the badge worn during the Great War.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 21-08-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By altcar73
The badge was used/worn by a variety of...

The badge was used/worn by a variety of organisations in Edinburgh at one time or other. Finishes vary.

Dave.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-08-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By altcar73
On the basis of what's been said, some...

On the basis of what's been said, some enterprising individual could simply design a patch, describe it as special forces and no one will either confirm of deny that it is kosher. Seems to me that...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By altcar73
"I didn't learn what it was until after it was...

"I didn't learn what it was until after it was sold". When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 19-08-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By altcar73
I think I'm correct in saying that you are a...

I think I'm correct in saying that you are a dealer. It would be helpful if you made that clear when seeking identification of items and also the fact that you intend selling the item (if that indeed...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 18-08-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By altcar73
The fez wearing guy on the right looks very...

The fez wearing guy on the right looks very dodgy. Deffo. worth a search!

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 18-08-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By altcar73
Now you know what I face trying to interpret some...

Now you know what I face trying to interpret some of the "posts" on this forum. And I know I'm not alone!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 18-08-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By altcar73
What do you mean by RND? Dave.

What do you mean by RND?

Dave.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 11-08-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,396
Posted By altcar73
Now that's a real surprise!

Now that's a real surprise!
Forum: General Topics 10-08-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By altcar73
Well, at least the badge manufacturers are set...

Well, at least the badge manufacturers are set for an increase in their business. I suspect that within ten years they will revert to their old names again. What goes around comes around (hopefully)!...
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 05-08-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By altcar73
Oh, you mean collar numbers/letter. You may...

Oh, you mean collar numbers/letter. You may struggle to find those. They are probably about somewhere, but of course they are not identifiable as being from Hong Kong.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 05-08-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By altcar73
Just simply collating and storing bits and pieces...

Just simply collating and storing bits and pieces of info. over the years. Nothing more complicated than that!

Dave.
Forum: All other Colonial Badges 05-08-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,269
Posted By altcar73
What do "Exxxx" collar badges look like? Are you...

What do "Exxxx" collar badges look like? Are you talking about a simple generic cipher or a custom made badge?

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-08-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By altcar73
Herewith, the approximate chronology of the...

Herewith, the approximate chronology of the insignia shown the the previously posted photo:-

A. Helmet plate. 1878. In that year four(4) London Metropolitan police officers arrived in the FI. They...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 04-08-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By altcar73
I've never seen any items bearing the name...

I've never seen any items bearing the name "Falkland Islands Constabulary". It was only post liberation that the force title appeared on badges. Prior to that, only the letters "FIP" appeared in the...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 01-08-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By altcar73
Its not an anodised badge, but chrome plated...

Its not an anodised badge, but chrome plated metal. Solid cast backed and quite heavy.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 01-08-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By altcar73
See the appended photo. Dave.

See the appended photo.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 01-08-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By altcar73
Yes, it is authentic. After the liberation the...

Yes, it is authentic. After the liberation the force had no badges in stock and no cash to order from a UK manufacturer. The quotes were sky high. The Chief Officer sent an original pre-invasion cap...
Forum: General Topics. 30-07-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By altcar73
It is a shoulder patch. Dave.

It is a shoulder patch.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By altcar73
Assistant Chief Constable of an English or Welsh...

Assistant Chief Constable of an English or Welsh police force.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-07-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By altcar73
The "other ranks" version was only made in white...

The "other ranks" version was only made in white metal. In fact, the photo of the badge shown by Phil is in white metal, with a slider.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 27-07-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By altcar73
Thanks Phil. I couldn't find an image of mine. ...

Thanks Phil. I couldn't find an image of mine.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 26-07-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By altcar73
As I understand it, the cap badge worn between...

As I understand it, the cap badge worn between 1956 and 1971 had on it the words "Admiralty Police". The centre depicted an anchor on a voided background. The whole was surrounded by a wreath of...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 645
Posted By altcar73
Whilst I can't comment on the unit, I can tell...

Whilst I can't comment on the unit, I can tell you that the centre depicts the early "Lozenge" from the seal of the Borough of Chesterfield.

Dave.
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