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Old 02-12-18, 05:15 PM
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Default I have been after one of these for a long time.

I have been after one of these for about six years, everything comes to those who wait. Now I just want the other variations.
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Old 02-12-18, 09:22 PM
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City of London Special Constable. I fancy a Victorian City of London Police plate to keep with some medals but I think they are individually numbered?
My man served with the DCLI in the Sudan then joined the City of London police in time for the 'Jack the Ripper' events, but I think only one of the murders fell in 'City of London' jurisdiction?


Weird old place the 'City of London'.
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Old 02-12-18, 09:29 PM
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Yes Mike

I understand that is the case, good luck looking this example took me six years to find.

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Old 02-12-18, 09:31 PM
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They are very attractive pieces anyway, both types. Well done.
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Old 03-12-18, 12:01 AM
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CoL Police badges are a nightmare. Its the slowest growing part of my collecting sphere.

Nice plate, if you see another.......

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Old 03-12-18, 11:04 AM
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A couple of photos for you.

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Old 03-12-18, 11:09 AM
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Fantastic, clearly you have better connections than I do.

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Old 04-12-18, 12:11 AM
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wonderful sight.

How are the individual numbers fixed to the plate? can they be removed/swapped around?
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Old 04-12-18, 10:04 AM
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Mike,

Not very easily. The numbers (and letters) have small blades to the reverse. If you remove them from the plate, they invariably, snap off. Sometimes you may be lucky and get away with it but not often. The brass (or later anodised) numbers and letters are all but impossible to get hold of in any event.

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Old 05-12-18, 02:49 PM
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Fantastic collection.

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Old 05-12-18, 05:05 PM
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Nice plate Destro what date is it from I have always admired these plates
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