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Old 06-04-13, 05:27 AM
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Hi all,

A rather tatty amd creased postcard but a crisp cap badge which is nice.

I think 17th County of London Batttalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles) with single battle honour to the arms of the Maltese cross and Rifle Brigade bugle to centre. K&K 1847.

No collars or shoulder titles visible but is that a cover to his cap?

KC cap badge but looks nice and early too me. Rifleman looks older but that may be just me.

Over to all, cheers Dean.
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Old 06-04-13, 08:06 AM
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Hi all,

A rather tatty amd creased postcard but a crisp cap badge which is nice.

I think 17th County of London Batttalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles) with single battle honour to the arms of the Maltese cross and Rifle Brigade bugle to centre. K&K 1847.

No collars or shoulder titles visible but is that a cover to his cap?

KC cap badge but looks nice and early too me. Rifleman looks older but that may be just me.

Over to all, cheers Dean.
Dean,

Super picture; thanks for sharing it.

Don't suppose there is any chance of a higher resolution/close-up of the badge, please? The plinth appears to be quite narrow but this may not actually be the case. A close-up would reveal all.

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Old 06-04-13, 10:17 AM
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Hi Peter,

Hope this helps, cheers Dean.
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Old 06-04-13, 10:30 AM
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Hope this helps, cheers Dean.
Dean,

I can see it perfectly now, thank you. All seems as it should, but I was kind of hoping for it to be something scandalous like a narrow plinth!

Cracking photo - great find.

Cheers mate,

Peter.
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Old 06-04-13, 11:03 AM
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Very welcome Peter,

Picked it up in a coin shop and well one day I will find one to the Durhams sporting a VB numbered bugle or Maltese cross cap badge.

All the best, Dean.
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Old 06-04-13, 05:19 PM
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Hope this helps, cheers Dean.
Greetings.

Dean: a fine picture, a nice find.

Peter: is that not a blackened badge? (it appears blackened to me or is it simply the quality of the picture in the lighting available giving the impression of a dark badge.

What thinks you?

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Old 06-04-13, 07:24 PM
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Greetings.

Dean: a fine picture, a nice find.

Peter: is that not a blackened badge? (it appears blackened to me or is it simply the quality of the picture in the lighting available giving the impression of a dark badge.

What thinks you?

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Yep, definitely looks blackened to me, Brian.
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Old 06-04-13, 08:28 PM
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Blackened brass?

I note the cap cover as well, would this possibly make him a regimental policeman?

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I'd suggest BB is the most likely, but we'll never know
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Old 06-04-13, 10:58 PM
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I'd suggest BB is the most likely, but we'll never know
I suspect blackened white metal; have a gander at the outline/high points of the badge, would brass highlights be as apparent?...but it may just be the light.

Devils advocate I am this weekend.

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I suspect blackened white metal; have a gander at the outline/high points of the badge, would brass highlights be as apparent?...but it may just be the light.

Devils advocate I am this weekend.

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Here's a BB badge which I got the boys over in Q-Department to run through their new-fangled black-and-white contraption thingy (amazing what they can do nowadays):

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What do you reckon?
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Old 07-04-13, 07:00 PM
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Here's a BB badge which I got the boys over in Q-Department to run through their new-fangled black-and-white contraption thingy (amazing what they can do nowadays):

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Well, I reckon it looks like a picture of blackened brass badge, taken with a contraption thingy instrument with limited capabilities, that will capture images solely in black and white colours.

This then gives the result that my smart arse assumption that the badge, subject of this thread, is a blackened,white metal item a load of old tosh.

Okay Peter, I surrender.

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