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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By altcar73
Why not drop Calcutta Fire Brigade a line? ...

Why not drop Calcutta Fire Brigade a line?

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 28-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By altcar73
You can pick your friends but unfortunately you...

You can pick your friends but unfortunately you are lumbered with your relatives.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-05-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By altcar73
Could be a Fire Brigade badge? Dave.

Could be a Fire Brigade badge?

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 25-05-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By altcar73
London County Council. Dave.

London County Council.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 20-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By altcar73
No, one but no one should use the global shipping...

No, one but no one should use the global shipping programme. It is the biggest rip off on this earth. Avoid at all costs.

Dave.
Forum: New Zealand Badges 16-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By altcar73
Where the badge is silver, an individual Officer...

Where the badge is silver, an individual Officer may feel inclined to have a brooch fitted to the reverse of a headdress badge to facilitate its easy removal for cleaning. Whether he would "get away"...
Forum: General Topics 09-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By altcar73
Imerse the badge in hot water and leave for a...

Imerse the badge in hot water and leave for a period of time. You will find that the coating will begin to flake away. After each immersion scrub with a tootbrush or similar, and repeat. Another...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 06-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By altcar73
Far to big for a collar badge. Because of the...

Far to big for a collar badge. Because of the size, it would have been worn on a cap.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 06-05-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By altcar73
Yes, its a collar badge for Eastbourne Borough...

Yes, its a collar badge for Eastbourne Borough Police. White metal would suggest pre., 1935. What size is it?

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 01-05-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,703
Posted By altcar73
His previous efforts were also sprinkled with a...

His previous efforts were also sprinkled with a good few errors also.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 23-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By altcar73
Burma Police. Dave.

Burma Police.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 13-04-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 440
Posted By altcar73
I think you mean the Royal Ulster Constabulary! ...

I think you mean the Royal Ulster Constabulary!

Dave
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-04-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By altcar73
A generic button used by many police forces here...

A generic button used by many police forces here in the UK and the British Colonies.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 08-04-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By altcar73
Yes, deffo. Smith & Wright (Birmingham). ...

Yes, deffo. Smith & Wright (Birmingham).

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-04-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By altcar73
2. City of Birmingham. 3. Norfolk Joint Police....

2. City of Birmingham.
3. Norfolk Joint Police. Should be chrome with two loops, an epaulette badge.
4. London County Council. Should be enamelled with either loops or a slider.

They all look...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By altcar73
You are very welcome. Dave.

You are very welcome.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-04-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By altcar73
The arms of the University of Liverpool. ...

The arms of the University of Liverpool.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 04-04-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By altcar73
Dead gilt. Dave.

Dead gilt.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 25-03-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
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: 81
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: 87
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: 357
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: 294
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: 209
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: 351
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.
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