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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By altcar73
Not HM Prison Service, England & Wales. ...

Not HM Prison Service, England & Wales.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 151
Posted By altcar73
Not worn by the former HM Customs & Excise in the...

Not worn by the former HM Customs & Excise in the UK.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 16-05-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By altcar73
In my opinion the Crown is a QVC. Nothing to do...

In my opinion the Crown is a QVC. Nothing to do with Scotland.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 15-05-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 206
Posted By altcar73
The Army Department was created in 1964. The Air...

The Army Department was created in 1964. The Air Force Department was formed at the same time.

Essentially it was a scrapping of the old War Dept. and the creation of three separate departments,...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 15-05-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By altcar73
A friend of mine bought a "buy it now"...

A friend of mine bought a "buy it now" Staffordshire Constabulary KC silver cap badge. He contacted me to tell me of his magnificent find and how pleased he was. I enlightened him that it was a total...
Forum: The Classifieds: Sales and Wanted 13-05-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By altcar73
The emblem in the centre is that of "Sealink" at...

The emblem in the centre is that of "Sealink" at one time an offshoot of British Rail.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 13-05-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By altcar73
Unless you have his email address or you have...

Unless you have his email address or you have his, it a very dangerous step to try to exchange those details via the eBay messaging system. They have the system set up so as to detect users who try...
Forum: General Topics. 12-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By altcar73
As far as I'm aware eBay have configured the...

As far as I'm aware eBay have configured the system in such a way as to ensure that it can't be circumvented. I'm sure I'm telling you something that you are already aware, but its unwise to buy...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 11-05-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By altcar73
You can't really polish away chrome plating. If...

You can't really polish away chrome plating. If you did it would uncover the base metal. I would suggest that this badge has originally been manufactured and worn as a white metal badge. During the...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 09-05-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By altcar73
Simon, The number on the back of my North...

Simon,

The number on the back of my North Riding is 418. Its of a standard design worn during the 2nd WW (and later). So, if the number was meant to represent the year of manufacture they would...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 09-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By altcar73
The number on the North Riding is a control...

The number on the North Riding is a control number and that on the Notts. is the year of issue/manufacture.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 03-05-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By altcar73
Several police forces used it as a cape fastener...

Several police forces used it as a cape fastener (in pairs).

Dave.
Forum: Arab Nations 01-05-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By altcar73
Fairly sure its Qatar Police. Its marked "Firmin...

Fairly sure its Qatar Police. Its marked "Firmin London" because that is who made it!

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 29-04-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By altcar73
eBay exist to make cash - not deal with...

eBay exist to make cash - not deal with complaints. Militaria dealers here are not likely to be members of a Chamber of Commerce nor is there any requirement for them (or indeed anyone else) to be...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 27-04-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By altcar73
Jerry, I have a similar one with a slightly...

Jerry,

I have a similar one with a slightly worse rendering of "Invicta" than yours. It came with several items relating to Kent Ambulance Service. As others have suggested it is a badge worn (at...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 22-04-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By altcar73
The pair of collar badges (they are actually...

The pair of collar badges (they are actually epaulette badges) were worn by the War Department Constabulary. They can also be found in chrome.

Dave.
Forum: Army 22-04-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By altcar73
The National Archives at Kew would be your best...

The National Archives at Kew would be your best bet.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 21-04-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By altcar73
White metal (sometimes referred to as German...

White metal (sometimes referred to as German silver) pre dates chrome plating. As a general rule of thumb, chrome plating began to be used on police insignia circa. 1935. A Home Office police...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 19-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By altcar73
It was used by some, not all forces. The period...

It was used by some, not all forces. The period of its use was the same as his period of reign.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 17-04-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 229
Posted By altcar73
Jamaica Local Forces? Dave.

Jamaica Local Forces?

Dave.
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 17-04-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By altcar73
The shield is from the arms of Wirral...

The shield is from the arms of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council. Granted in 1975.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 15-04-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By altcar73
The white metal Swansea shield was worn as a...

The white metal Swansea shield was worn as a collar badge by the City Police.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 14-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By altcar73
I've seen evidence of its wear during the...

I've seen evidence of its wear during the Edwardian period. It may have been worn pre. 1902. They do surface occasionally and am led to believe that they were still in use into the 1930's when they...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
What a fantastic record of service! Dave.

What a fantastic record of service!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
And you've still got it! Well done. Dave.

And you've still got it! Well done.

Dave.
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