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Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 05-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By altcar73
The gold coloured one on the right is from...

The gold coloured one on the right is from Plymouth. Probably transport related.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 04-03-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By altcar73
Looks American to me. Dave.

Looks American to me.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 01-03-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By altcar73
The FofI Act does not give viewing rights, it...

The FofI Act does not give viewing rights, it deals with the provision of information nothing more.

Dave.
Forum: Other Militaria 09-02-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By altcar73
Luke, I don't have any direct evidence that the...

Luke, I don't have any direct evidence that the Marsh style badge was worn by any Government agencies in Colonial Nigeria. That said, I had, many years ago, sight of a collection of colonial Nigeria...
Forum: Other Militaria 09-02-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By altcar73
The discussion over these "dud" star of David...

The discussion over these "dud" star of David badges has been had many times previously. If you search the forum for "Nigeria customs" you will get it all. The Star of David was actually, at one...
Forum: Other Militaria 08-02-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By altcar73
Nigeria Customs. Dave.

Nigeria Customs.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-02-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By altcar73
You are unlikely to see any recent MoD ordered...

You are unlikely to see any recent MoD ordered badges from any of the manufacturers which are maker marked. Current MoD policy (introduced several years ago) require that anything supplied for MoD...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 07-02-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By altcar73
They hold contracts from the MoD (and many...

They hold contracts from the MoD (and many others) so yes, they manufacture MoD issued badges. That said, these days they are probably no longer maker marked.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-02-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
I'm surprised that Merseyside ACF members living...

I'm surprised that Merseyside ACF members living outside the City of Liverpool have not pointed out that the Liver Bird, as an emblem, does not represent Merseyside. The Merseyside County shield...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-02-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By altcar73
Well said! Best of luck. Dave.

Well said! Best of luck.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-02-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By altcar73
I don't want to sound negative, but you are...

I don't want to sound negative, but you are probably going to have great difficulty in getting anyone to take any meaningful action. The auction house will not tell you anything. They may offer to...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-02-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
By Corporation staff, I'm talking about school...

By Corporation staff, I'm talking about school caretakers, water dept. staff, school crossing patrols, lighting dept. staff and anyone else employed by Liverpool Corporation (currently known as...
Forum: General Topics. 06-02-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By altcar73
The current SBA Police. Dave.

The current SBA Police.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By altcar73
Yes, it is. A general purpose cap badge worn by...

Yes, it is. A general purpose cap badge worn by Corporation staff.

Dave.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 06-02-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,016
Posted By altcar73
If there are any offences disclosed, it would be...

If there are any offences disclosed, it would be for the person who parted with cash and who bought the (dodgy?) medals to make the complaint. If anyone was duped it was that person. Not you....
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 06-02-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By altcar73
The Coat of Arms in the centre of the badge...

The Coat of Arms in the centre of the badge resembles that of Bolton or Barrow-In- Furness.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 06-02-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By altcar73
They have never worn SBA buttons. Dave.

They have never worn SBA buttons.

Dave.
Forum: General Topics. 05-02-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By altcar73
A totally meaningless name and a contradiction in...

A totally meaningless name and a contradiction in terms!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 29-01-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By altcar73
Phil, That's the first time I've seen one...

Phil,

That's the first time I've seen one with lugs. But then you can never say never! But then again that badge has been in continuous use since 1939 so it stands to reason that quite a few...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By altcar73
Phil, Yes, I've only ever seen them with...

Phil,

Yes, I've only ever seen them with sliders.

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By altcar73
Phil, The first badge without the Crown was...

Phil,

The first badge without the Crown was introduced in 1931 through to 1935 (in white metal). The same badge was worn in chrome from 1935 through to 1939. Both versions should be voided. Any...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By altcar73
A "PS" to my earlier post. The badge at the start...

A "PS" to my earlier post. The badge at the start of the thread looks very "new" and unworn and if it were RUC related, I would expect, in that condition, that it would still have its red backing in...
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 28-01-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By altcar73
If you have access to the British Newspaper...

If you have access to the British Newspaper Archive, you may, with the information you now have, be able to take your research a little further. Well done to Mike!

Dave.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-01-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By altcar73
Having collected police insignia since the 1960's...

Having collected police insignia since the 1960's (including RIC & RUC), I've never seen an attributed police badge from Ireland with a slider.

Dave.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 26-01-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By altcar73
Probably not. There were thousands of these...

Probably not. There were thousands of these medals issued. Police forces do not routinely keep records of persons appointed as Special Constables during the Great War or the 2nd WW nor do the Home...
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