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Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-03-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By altcar73
Hi Gents, These badges have been continually...

Hi Gents,

These badges have been continually re-listed by the seller for about the last two years now, with no takers. The metal "shield" is the centre of the helmet plate. It was occasionally...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-03-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By altcar73
Cheshire Constabulary. "Staybright" is a term...

Cheshire Constabulary. "Staybright" is a term normally associated with anodised aluminium. In this case I'm assuming you mean chrome plated.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-03-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By altcar73
Its always best to attach a photo if you need an...

Its always best to attach a photo if you need an item identifying. From your description the buttons could be from the Midland Railway.

Dave.
Forum: Off topic 19-03-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By altcar73
Your postman is wrong to do this. That said, the...

Your postman is wrong to do this. That said, the practice does go on. If he can't get a signature for the item from someone at the address, he should put a card through the door asking the addressee...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 17-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By altcar73
Find out who the clothing contractors were for...

Find out who the clothing contractors were for the tunics and trousers. I understand that the badges & buttons came already fitted. They may still be the current suppliers of trousers, shirts etc....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-03-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By altcar73
B Crown T = Board of Trade. Dave.

B Crown T = Board of Trade.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-03-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By altcar73
Colin, No, worn on the forearm of the tunic...

Colin,

No, worn on the forearm of the tunic jacket by Edinburgh bobbies.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-03-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By altcar73
The one on the bottom left is a merit badge from...

The one on the bottom left is a merit badge from Edinburgh City Police.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 13-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By altcar73
Worn by Sergeants of the South Wales Police above...

Worn by Sergeants of the South Wales Police above their chevrons when wearing a tunic jacket.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By altcar73
Is it white metal or brass? The size would also...

Is it white metal or brass? The size would also help.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-02-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By altcar73
Special Constable/Constabulary epaulette slide. ...

Special Constable/Constabulary epaulette slide.

Dave.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-02-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By altcar73
PM sent. Dave.

PM sent.

Dave.
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 20-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By altcar73
I'm assuming that its white metal. I'm fairly...

I'm assuming that its white metal. I'm fairly sure I have one and will get back to you.

Dave.
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 18-02-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By altcar73
Graham, The construction of the badge does...

Graham,

The construction of the badge does indeed look very old. It may have been put together "in house" and worn like that. You will probably never know unless a photo of it being worn surfaces....
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-02-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
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".
...
Forum: General Topics. 30-01-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
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: 248
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: 354
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: 238
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: 160
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: 173
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: 314
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: 314
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: 256
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: 680
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.
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