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Old 09-06-21, 11:33 AM
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A standard Birmingham Medal Co. badge but with an error on the Registered Design number.

Correct # 684409

Wrong # 984409

Have seen this previously , so assume a 'bad batch' were produced and the error was not immediately picked up.

A rough 'guestimate' based on the membership number would date this badge to 1944/1945.
A twist on the wrong number !

While checking on something else I discovered another badge with the same wrong number but manufactured by A.Harris Ltd. Glasgow.

I have three different badges made by this company :

1. Standard Large badge with wrong design number.

2. Honorary Large badge but with top scroll , design number the same as Large Women's Section badge.

3. Miniature badge , same style as Gaunt version.

None of them have member number , so have no idea of dates.

Q: Why would a Scottish company make British Legion badges , have not seen any British Legion Scotland badges by them ?

Have not seen any post 1945 (small) badges , anyone have/seen Harris versions ?

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