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Old 08-05-22, 04:36 PM
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Default Unknown officer's rank badge.

This came in a job lot of badges and is almost certainly not British. It has a maker's mark, B&W, to the reverse. It is a large badge, presumably worn on the collar in facing pairs.

I cannot find it in either volume of Guido Rosignoli's badges and insignia of WW2.

Any thoughts please?
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Old 09-05-22, 12:32 AM
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Star Trek lt general?
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Old 09-05-22, 10:25 AM
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I had thought that you were joking but having searched for Star Trek rank badges, I now know that, to my amazement, they have a whole command structure with badges of rank all worked out and produced for sale.

Luckily, my one doesn't appear so I canl go on believing that is a officer's rank badge from an, as yet unknown, banana republic where they wear big hats and have large rank badges to compensate for their lack of military hardware.
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Old 09-05-22, 10:28 AM
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It's a badge Jim, but not as we know it.
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My first thought was a soviet era cosmonaut badge .

The star with 'trail' is used by numerous countries and the 'rounded' front edge reminded me of the Sputnik symbol/logo.

NASA have a badge for those who complete astronaut candidate training.

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Old 09-05-22, 12:55 PM
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The brooch type fastener I see regularly on badges produced in the 1970's to 1990's, so that may help with dating the badge
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Old 09-05-22, 06:23 PM
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It is definitely a badge with some age to it so it could well be 1970's. It may be from a T.V. series spin off such as Captain Scarlett or something similar. It is quite a large badge at 5 inches long.
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