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Forum: General Topics. Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By altcar73
The easiest way of obtaining chapter and verse of...

The easiest way of obtaining chapter and verse of the periods during which J. R. Gaunt held a Royal Warrant is to contact the Royal Warrant Holders Association and ask them to look at their records....
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 30-11-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By altcar73
I've often heard mention of this alleged "book"....

I've often heard mention of this alleged "book". I don't believe it exists as such. What someone is willing to pay for a badge is totally subjective. What it's worth is what someone is willing to pay...
Forum: General Topics. 30-11-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By altcar73
It opened an office in London in 1905, but its...

It opened an office in London in 1905, but its manufacturing base had always been in Birmingham and remained there until the company ceased trading.

Dave
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By altcar73
Simon, You obviously got out in one piece....

Simon,

You obviously got out in one piece. Well done!

Dave
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 28-11-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By altcar73
Duck = Eagle. Bastard = Child. Pure...

Duck = Eagle.

Bastard = Child.

Pure assumption on my part. The Public House, the "Eagle & Child" in Huyton on the outskirts of Liverpool was named after Lord Derby's Coat of Arms. The badge...
Forum: Off topic 27-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By altcar73
I've just been informed that Cedric Heys,...

I've just been informed that Cedric Heys, proprietor of "Badges of the World" sadly passed away a short time ago whilst at home. He had been ill since July and had slowly deteriorated over a period...
Forum: General Topics. 24-11-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By altcar73
Have a look on eBay. ave.

Have a look on eBay.

ave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 22-11-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By altcar73
Now for sale on eBay!! Dave.

Now for sale on eBay!!

Dave.
Forum: General Topics 22-11-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By altcar73
Rhodesian or Zimbabwe? Dave.

Rhodesian or Zimbabwe?

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 20-11-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By altcar73
The Coat of Arms of the City of Perth. Worn as...

The Coat of Arms of the City of Perth. Worn as such by the former Perth City Police.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 15-11-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By altcar73
He would also wear any other badge or medal he...

He would also wear any other badge or medal he could lay his hands on. I read that if he heard of a medal being awarded (anywhere) he would fire off a letter asking that he be sent one, whether...
Forum: Photographs of British Servicemen and Women Wearing Insignia 14-11-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By altcar73
Interestingly, identical to the image that...

Interestingly, identical to the image that appears in the shield centre of the arms of the County of Somerset.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 11-11-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By altcar73
The first one depicts the shield from the centre...

The first one depicts the shield from the centre of the Coat of Arms of the City of Bath.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By altcar73
I would say that it is a "tie tack" rather than a...

I would say that it is a "tie tack" rather than a collar badge. That said, I'm not able to identify it.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 10-11-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By altcar73
Scottish Prison Service. Very common indeed. Ebay...

Scottish Prison Service. Very common indeed. Ebay is awash with them.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 08-11-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By altcar73
Very similar if not identical to the early...

Very similar if not identical to the early Sealink logo.

Dave.
Forum: Off topic 08-11-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By altcar73
Same here. Their usual link is not working. ...

Same here. Their usual link is not working.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By altcar73
A nice photo of your dad. Thanks for sharing. I...

A nice photo of your dad. Thanks for sharing. I must admit, all the items I have from the defence force have been obtained here in the UK. When you consider how long they have been going, they don't...
Forum: General Topics. 06-11-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By altcar73
Thanks very kind. Your own collection is quite...

Thanks very kind. Your own collection is quite "tasty". One or two items there that I don't have!

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 05-11-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By altcar73
Your explanation is a little confusing and is...

Your explanation is a little confusing and is perhaps better put as follows:- The badge used by the FIDF is not the current crest of the islands. The current crest of the Falklands (shield & scroll)...
Forum: Schools, OTC and Cadets 01-11-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 38,327
Posted By altcar73
The Glasgow Corporation cap badge with the...

The Glasgow Corporation cap badge with the "Education" scroll was worn by school caretakers/janitors.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-10-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By altcar73
I'm wondering if it could be related to a radio...

I'm wondering if it could be related to a radio operator qualification. It looks a well made badge. I don't think that the detail in the back of the history book on their badges is comprehensive....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-10-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By altcar73
Alan, Its most unusual for a police badge to...

Alan,

Its most unusual for a police badge to be in brass - white metal or chrome yes, but not brass. On the balance of probabilities, its not a police related item. That said the minute I get rid,...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-10-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By altcar73
I have a copy of the history of the Palestine...

I have a copy of the history of the Palestine Police Force 1920-1948, "A Job Well Done" by Edward Horne. An appendix to the book shows the Badges & Insignia. The badge you mention is not shown....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By altcar73
Alan, The one I have is 40mm across and 35mm...

Alan,

The one I have is 40mm across and 35mm tall. That seems rather large for a collar badge, but I suppose it's a matter of opinion.

Dave.
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