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Forum: General Topics. 06-08-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By altcar73
Personally, I would not bother with insurance for...

Personally, I would not bother with insurance for a badge collection. Anybody wishing to "screw" your house would be unlikely to want your badges. These days burglars want items they can quickly...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By altcar73
If you wish to sell this "AD&RCo" badge please PM...

If you wish to sell this "AD&RCo" badge please PM me.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-07-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By altcar73
No:- 4 is Nottingham Corporation...

No:- 4 is Nottingham Corporation Transport/Tramways.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-07-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
Its not a good idea to take as gospel what...

Its not a good idea to take as gospel what dealers tell you!!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By altcar73
It does not look right. The outer may be okay. It...

It does not look right. The outer may be okay. It should possibly have a matching (metal) centre featuring a QC (Colonial period). The male (centre) may be Nigeria military.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
Its from Sheffield, but its not something worn by...

Its from Sheffield, but its not something worn by Sheffield Police.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By altcar73
No, its not Nigeria Police. Dave.

No, its not Nigeria Police.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 24-07-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
The Coat of Arms is from the City of Sheffield. ...

The Coat of Arms is from the City of Sheffield.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 15-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By altcar73
London Transport Police wore epaulettes on tunics...

London Transport Police wore epaulettes on tunics and on greatcoats. However, these were sewn on in a similar manner to other police forces. If you've discounted use on a cap then I'm unable to...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-07-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By altcar73
Possibly worn on each side of the cap to secure...

Possibly worn on each side of the cap to secure the bull strap.

Dave.
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-07-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By altcar73
It was worn many years ago by several uniformed...

It was worn many years ago by several uniformed organisations on the BIOT, including the police. However, the police have used a QC star patterned enamel cap badge for at least the last 20 odd years...
Forum: The Home Front 06-07-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By altcar73
That's an interesting development. Presumably the...

That's an interesting development. Presumably the MoD are exercising their "Intellectual Property Rights". Its a pity they don't do that in respect of the many individuals who peddle repro. badges.
...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 06-07-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By altcar73
Simon, "KHM" is "King's Harbour Master." I...

Simon,

"KHM" is "King's Harbour Master." I think that position is usually held by a guy at the RN Portsmouth Naval Base. I think the one with the Crown atop is from Belgium.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 02-07-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By altcar73
Spot on. CWS Fire Brigade. Dave.

Spot on. CWS Fire Brigade.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 01-07-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By altcar73
I've never come across any auctioneer who says...

I've never come across any auctioneer who says "By the way this lot is full of rubbish, I'll just mention that so you'll know". Its your job as the potential bidder to look at the images in advance...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 30-06-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By altcar73
The badge and fittings suggest a "prop" badge for...

The badge and fittings suggest a "prop" badge for TV or theatre.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 29-06-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By altcar73
Simon, Keep at it and you will get the...

Simon,

Keep at it and you will get the knack. Some badges are more difficult than others. I've found that using a flash causes more problems. Take them outside in a good light, but not in the sun....
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-06-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By altcar73
I have bought from that auction house (medals)...

I have bought from that auction house (medals) and did not have a problem with either the medals or their service.

The gent selling the medal should really seek some formal resolution. Simply...
Forum: General Topics. 26-06-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By altcar73
Simon, I use a good digital camera to...

Simon,

I use a good digital camera to photograph badges. If you have a copy of any of my books you will see the results. Perhaps not as good as a light box but good enough. After photographing I...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-06-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By altcar73
Could be any early rank (epaulette) badge worn by...

Could be any early rank (epaulette) badge worn by certain police forces.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-06-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By altcar73
Italian. Dave.

Italian.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 12-06-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By altcar73
The wire looks like silver bullion. If it is it...

The wire looks like silver bullion. If it is it could be a generic cap badge for a senior police officer. If the wire is gold coloured bullion, it is more likely military.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 11-06-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By altcar73
I would not bother writing to Fattorini (there...

I would not bother writing to Fattorini (there are actually two different companies). They do not, or at least say they do not, keep any historical records.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 09-06-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By altcar73
The QC star pattern War Dept. Constabulary cap...

The QC star pattern War Dept. Constabulary cap badge was introduced for wear by Sub-Inspectors and above in 1962 and continued in use until the merger of the force (Army Dept. Constabulary) into the...
Forum: Other Military Topics 03-06-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By altcar73
A distinct lack of any medals on many (senior)...

A distinct lack of any medals on many (senior) ranks. The large bearded RAFAC gent is not a credit I'm afraid. Brown leather gloves in shirt sleeves??

Dave.
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