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Old 16-01-20, 10:37 AM
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A note of caution. There were a huge number of manufacturers in the past when compared with today and there were a surprising degree of manufacturers variations. London and Birmingham had many workshops producing such badges in bullion wire, and Lancashire was famous for less expensive types using coloured silks. Today there are very few made in the remaining U.K. workshops and the vast majority are made in Pakistan, China and Bangladesh. Queen Elizabeth has been the Sovereign since 1953, which I fully realise will be well known here, but my point is that virtually all the decline that I mention above has been during her reign, so the presence of a Saint Edward’s Crown on subject badge can be misleading. It could well be a British made badge, but from an obscure and long gone maker.

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