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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Today, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By altcar73
Forgive my saying so, but the centre of the badge...

Forgive my saying so, but the centre of the badge appears not to be an original component of the star. In other words it does not fit the holes in the star, its been made to fit. Its a "marriage".
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Forum: General Topics. 30-01-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By altcar73
The definitive identification was made quite some...

The definitive identification was made quite some time ago. It is from Nigeria! Its described as anything but, simply to make cash for dishonest sellers.

Dave.
Forum: Arab Nations 29-01-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By altcar73
The headgear they are wearing is called a...

The headgear they are wearing is called a "Kalpak" and it was worn by both the police and its forerunner the Gendarmerie. The police latterly did wear a peaked cap.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By altcar73
I would suggest that the second badge (London...

I would suggest that the second badge (London County Council), is probably a factory reject. The issued item would have been enamelled with the appropriate colours.

Dave.
Forum: Anodised Aluminium Badges 21-01-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By altcar73
Don't think it was ever produced with a QC. ...

Don't think it was ever produced with a QC.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By altcar73
Australian Police rank insignia. Dave.

Australian Police rank insignia.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-01-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By altcar73
It is a collar/epaulette badge worn pre. 1935 ish...

It is a collar/epaulette badge worn pre. 1935 ish by the Newport (Monmouthshire) Borough Police.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics 19-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By altcar73
Glad it worked. Far better than using any sort of...

Glad it worked. Far better than using any sort of chemical.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics 18-01-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By altcar73
I've removed such coatings in two ways. Firstly,...

I've removed such coatings in two ways. Firstly, by submerging the badge in very hot water and leaving it there for several minutes. You may need to repeat several times using a fairly stiff brush...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 13-01-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
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: 670
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: 206
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: 163
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: 163
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: 156
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: 156
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: 156
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: 156
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: 156
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: 348
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: 1,058
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: 199
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.
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