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Old 04-12-19, 08:03 PM
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A few more from my collection
First is a Bootle Liverpool cap badge
Second helmet plate
Third general cap badge?
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Old 04-12-19, 08:23 PM
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They are all generic badges, not affiliated to any individual Fire Brigade.

The first may be the Fire Brigade Association cap badge, certainly not specific to Bootle.

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They are all generic badges, not affiliated to any individual Fire Brigade.

The first may be the Fire Brigade Association cap badge, certainly not specific to Bootle.

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I can confirm what Simon has said. The first badge was never worn by Bootle or by Liverpool. All generic.

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Old 04-12-19, 08:29 PM
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Interesting
I got my information from the gigantic fire brigade collection sold in 2014 the Hallam collection

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Old 04-12-19, 08:31 PM
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Bootle is the grenade above it
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These generic greande badges have been appearing on ebay over the years.
Each has a small Town crest on the ball, hence the ID of each. They bring a lot of money.

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Old 04-12-19, 08:36 PM
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Yes correct
The grenade is the Bootle
I browsed the entire collection online and he had some great pieces!

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Bootle is the grenade above it
Simon,

Yes, it has the label "Bootle" underneath it but has on the ball a Norfolk Police collar badge! The genuine Bootle FB cap badge of the period was a brass wreath with the Bootle Arms in the centre.

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Yes correct
The grenade is the Bootle
I browsed the entire collection online and he had some great pieces!

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Yes, and most are total "duds"!

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Dave,

I saw an Ashton under Lyne one on ebay a few weeks ago which was clearly a police collar badge on the grenade.

I looked at many of the other similar ones he was selling and saw every one had identical wires/blades holding the coat of arms on and reached the conclusion that all had been 'adapted' to fit a grenade and were therefore a collectors fantasy creation.

Having said that it brought over 200!!!!

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Ouch,
The internet is a great thing for sharing information!
Unfortunate what happened in the dark ages one has to be very careful

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Simon,

In fairness to the seller, he was probably unaware of what he was getting rid of. I don't know who "Hallam" was but he certainly didn't do his homework. An excellent example of how, many years down the line, these spurious items continue their cycle of deception.

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Dave,

The buyers seem also to be unaware of what they were buying.

Sadly in 50 years all this will have been forgotton and they will then be regarded as genuine.

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Three more badges
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Simon,

Yes, you are spot on. A little research before pressing the "bid" button would pay dividends, alas failure to do so can be a very expensive business.

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