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Old 09-06-22, 01:48 PM
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Default Staffordshire IY and Popski's Private Army

I would be very interested to hear members opinions of these two badges please.
1 Staffordshire IY in w/m. I have only ever seen one other and that had 4 lugs and the knot was tied the other way round - is this a common fake?
2 This Popski PA is hallmarked for 1953 so obviously not a wartime one - has any member more information on it?
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Old 09-06-22, 02:13 PM
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The PPA is a London Badge & Button Company repro. There are several threads on here about these. You’ll find the date mark is actually 1977. LB&BCo were founded as they are in 1973.

Believe a post or two on here may claim they were made for ex-PPA members or the PPA Association but this is untrue.

Strangely these do seem collectible in their own right nowadays.

I cannot recall what number they run up to but it is in one of the threads, I think over 100.
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Old 09-06-22, 02:30 PM
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The IY badge looks like a Badgeman2000 copy.

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Old 09-06-22, 04:00 PM
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Long thread here on PPA badges. Posts 96 and 98 (page 7) discuss the LB&BCO type.

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=19417

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Old 10-06-22, 04:54 PM
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Default PPA and SIY

Thank you Luke and Tim for comments and link to very interesting thread on PPA and also Simon, I think you are right, the SIY badge does not have a genuine feel to it and has very fine pitting plus wrong loops, will return. Denis
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Old 11-06-22, 04:49 PM
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I wouldn't touch the Staffordshire badge. Just wrong.
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