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Old 10-10-17, 04:33 PM
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Hi,

For what purpose was this lapel badge issued and is it W.W.2 period. Thanking you all in advance and hoping to hear from some of you.

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Old 10-10-17, 04:42 PM
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Interesting that it has the Kings Crown & yet the pin fitting for a butterfly clasp or plastic plug, I think that sort of fitting began to appear on insignia I the 1970's but I stand to be corrected.
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Old 10-10-17, 04:48 PM
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Butterfly fittings have been used from 1922 I think.
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Old 10-10-17, 05:12 PM
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I never knew that - I just remember them new fangled change is bad things popping up on British army shoulder titles circa 1979.
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Old 10-10-17, 06:13 PM
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Butterfly fittings were used on the American "US" collar badges during WWII.

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Old 10-10-17, 06:32 PM
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At least we swatted the butterflies off for a few decades then?
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Old 11-10-17, 05:25 AM
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Is that pin original do you think? Can't help thinking that the original pin and clip (top & bottom) may have been ground off (matching lighter points).
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Old 11-10-17, 08:12 AM
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A clue may come from the central device berween the national flags - not sure if just flagpoles but may be something else industrial?
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Old 12-10-17, 02:30 AM
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The fittings have been removed (originally would have been a "north-south" pin) but could be easily repaired by any competent craftsman- just don't get it TOO hot because of the enamel).

The "devices" are the parts of a laurel wreath that would have been BEHIND the flags. I'll go with WW2 as a date, maybe post-1941?
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Old 12-10-17, 06:21 AM
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Is it possible that this was mounted on the wreath, the wreath bearing the brooch pin or other fitting?
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Old 16-10-17, 01:49 AM
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Hard to say but it looks as if it is a one-piece striking and the "wreath" is just part of the design. Your photo is very clear, but is the badge two pieces?
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This wartime dated Canadian envelope would seem to be related - and its Canadian origins may explain the pin-back fixing.

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Old 17-10-17, 02:33 AM
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Agreed. Must be linked and with the legend "GOOD NEIGHBOURS", I rest my case.....
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