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Old 06-07-19, 09:37 AM
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Hi Fellow Badgers,
I've just purchased a badge which has a lead seal on the back fitted to the two lugs, I've never seen one before and just wondered what it means, the only thing I can think of is that it's unissued.
Can someone shed some light on this please.
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Old 06-07-19, 09:54 AM
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It could be one which was part of a sealed pattern but the tag itself has become discarded somewhere along the line (like the one on the right in the image attached) - a picture of your badge would help.
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Old 06-07-19, 12:45 PM
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The seal is the same as in your image, but has the initial's JH on the lead seal.
It's attached too a Victorian Glengarry badge.


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Old 13-07-19, 07:52 AM
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What kind of Glengarry badge ??
Which regiment ???
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Old 13-07-19, 09:16 AM
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A lead seal.... must be difficult for them to swim, are they an endandered species ?
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Old 13-07-19, 11:06 AM
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A lead seal.... must be difficult for them to swim, are they an endandered species ?
How does lead get dandruff?
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Old 13-07-19, 11:19 AM
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How does lead get dandruff?

I can't remember the full details but these must be seals were those trained to detect enemy boats because the lead did not leave traces.
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Old 13-07-19, 11:56 AM
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Well, you can lead a seal to water ......
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Old 13-07-19, 03:46 PM
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A horse rather than a seal, surely?


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I know of one long gone dealer from Toronto who would put a wire through some opening in a badge and seal it. Presuming that it could not be exchanged and mailed back as unacceptable (or fake). They were a good source of provenance if you kept the seal on the badge! Sadly, I did not think of this, and cut the seals of, so I still have the receipt, but that does not prove that the badge I show, was the original one I purchased!
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Kev - The 'JH' is Jeffrey Hoare auction house in Canada. They used to put a seal on some of their badges for the reason described in the previous post.

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Old 14-07-19, 11:11 AM
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Thanks guy's for the help, the funny and the serious "spot on"
And thanks Paul, much obliged.

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