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Old 08-05-22, 10:08 AM
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Hi All,

I've just picked this ARP badge up and was told that the fact that it's made in brass indicates it's a 1938 pattern.

Does that sound right?

It's the same size as the more usual silver and white metal version.

Michael
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Old 08-05-22, 10:15 AM
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The badge was designed and first issued in 1937 in hallmarked silver so the date of 1938 has little significance.

Also 1938 hallmarked silver badges can be found and I have never seen a brass one.

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Traces of the original silvering remain on the back. This badge was made in brass and then coated with a silver plating.

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Looking at the recesses on the crowns reverse was yours perhaps silver plated originally? Most of which is now gone.
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Thanks a lot everyone, I hadn't heard of them being plated, so does this help date it at all?

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Thanks a lot everyone, I hadn't heard of them being plated, so does this help date it at all?

Michael
Economy issue between 1940 and 1943.

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Old 08-05-22, 11:32 AM
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Thanks a lot.

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