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Forum: Off topic Today, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By altcar73
Toye, Kenning & Spencer, Bedworth, Warwicks. ...

Toye, Kenning & Spencer, Bedworth, Warwicks.

Dave.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines Today, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By altcar73
It seems to be a generic Merchant Navy (Blazer?)...

It seems to be a generic Merchant Navy (Blazer?) badge.

Dave.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By altcar73
It is a repro. Dave.

It is a repro.

Dave.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By altcar73
Is it a copy or an original issue? Photo of the...

Is it a copy or an original issue? Photo of the reverse will reveal all.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-09-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By altcar73
Yes, it is. I identified it from a Victorian...

Yes, it is. I identified it from a Victorian manufacturers pattern book which shows a drawn version of the cap badge with description beneath it. Prior to seeing the pattern book I did not have a...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 25-09-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By altcar73
The badges are actually named "Royal Papua New...

The badges are actually named "Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary". They were combined as one force in 1942. The "Royal" title was granted to the New Guinea Constabulary in 1939 and was transferred...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-09-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By altcar73
Aden Pilotage Service. I have a cap badge of...

Aden Pilotage Service. I have a cap badge of similar design.

Dave.
Forum: Airborne, Elite and Special Forces Insignia 21-09-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By altcar73
I'm no expert but it looks like a poorly made...

I'm no expert but it looks like a poorly made repro. to me.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-09-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By altcar73
Jerry, See attached photo. Badge "C" is the...

Jerry,

See attached photo. Badge "C" is the pre. invasion pattern. Immediately following the liberation, policing was provided by the RMP and the RAFP together with the one remaining FI Police...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-09-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By altcar73
A cap badge. They don't wear helmets. Considering...

A cap badge. They don't wear helmets. Considering the size of the force these badges are quite plentiful. At one time they sold them to enquirers for 5 each to boost their social fund. As well as...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 18-09-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By altcar73
The Staffordshire item is not military but is a...

The Staffordshire item is not military but is a kepi/shako badge used by the Sergeants and Constables of the Staffordshire Constabulary between 1902 and 1935. There is a QVC version. Your badge is...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 17-09-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By altcar73
Not wishing to split hairs, but your photo...

Not wishing to split hairs, but your photo depicts a chrome plated (not white metal) cap badge. Most forces stopped using white metal cap badges circa. 1935.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By altcar73
In that case its an epaulette badge/cap badge....

In that case its an epaulette badge/cap badge. Not the centre of a helmet plate.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-09-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By altcar73
Depends on the fittings. If it has two loops to...

Depends on the fittings. If it has two loops to the reverse it was used as an epaulette badge and also as a cap badge. If it has two small "tabs" with small holes in each, then its a helmet plate...
Forum: Headdress 14-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By altcar73
Unfortunately, the Crown has not been attached...

Unfortunately, the Crown has not been attached square on. It seems to be leaning to the left (as you look at it). It also shows a gap to the right hand side which probably accounts for the list to...
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By altcar73
Sorry, I'm not an expert on these items. So can't...

Sorry, I'm not an expert on these items. So can't be specific. As Peter says, it could be a generic item.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 14-09-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By altcar73
Its a Scottish Clan badge. Fairly common. ...

Its a Scottish Clan badge. Fairly common.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 13-09-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By altcar73
Not a correct from an heraldic point of view. The...

Not a correct from an heraldic point of view. The error is fairly obvious. I'd be surprised if that that been approved by authorities in London.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 11-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By altcar73
Manufacturers routinely package collar badges in...

Manufacturers routinely package collar badges in pairs. So "yes", it is quite common.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-08-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By altcar73
Graham, The one depicting the elephant is (I...

Graham,

The one depicting the elephant is (I think) from the Ivory Coast.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-08-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By altcar73
Its a school badge. Can't remember which one. ...

Its a school badge. Can't remember which one.

Dave.
Forum: Military Buttons 19-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By altcar73
Take care to ensure that your "friend" does not...

Take care to ensure that your "friend" does not use you to obtain information on particular items with a view to selling the item. He appears to be a dealer. That in itself is not a problem. But...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By altcar73
It is a Staffordshire military related badge....

It is a Staffordshire military related badge. That said, I'll let the more informed expand on that.

Dave.
Forum: Military Buttons 16-08-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By altcar73
Yes, I agree 1911-1936 is about right. Dave.

Yes, I agree 1911-1936 is about right.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 15-08-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By altcar73
Liverpool Pilotage Service. Dave.

Liverpool Pilotage Service.

Dave.
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