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Old 21-05-22, 04:00 PM
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I have one of those but have never managed to prove whether it was 1st VB, TF or possibly militia.
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Old 21-05-22, 06:37 PM
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I have one of those but have never managed to prove whether it was 1st VB, TF or possibly militia.
Hi Alan, I think you will find it’s militia, towards the the very end, before tf
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Old 21-05-22, 06:42 PM
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Can we discount walking-out badge?

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Old 21-05-22, 07:21 PM
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Yes, beautifully detailed and in great nick too for a Vic/Edw era badge. Thanks for sharing. Does it have three vent holes behind the scroll?

On a more light-hearted note; execution of detail notwithstanding, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single example of this pattern badge where the artisan responsible for fashioning Britannia has displayed any decent level of comprehension as to the proportions of human anatomy.

Your example, Keith, definitely has a touch of the Boris Johnsons about it:

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She’s been carrying heavy shopping too by the look of that elongated forearm… definitely something a pregnant woman she should not be doing.

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And RSM’s potential Gaunt looks as though she’s about to rob a bank.

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And my beloved Britannia might have contracted the Zika virus [weep].

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Then there’s Otis Lifts’ right arm…

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Ha, brilliant.....
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Old 21-05-22, 07:22 PM
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What about this one all white metal??I’ve had it years and forgotten about it until this thread came up, it’s a solid badge and looks good but, slider fitted no evidence of lugs and for some reason some bright spark drilled 3 neat holes in it apologies for the badge orientation can’t seem to alter them !!

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Old 21-05-22, 07:33 PM
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What about this one all white metal??I’ve had it years and forgotten about it until this thread came up, it’s a solid badge and looks good but, slider fitted no evidence of lugs and god some reason some bright spark drilled 3 neat holes in it apologies for the badge orientation can’t seem to alter them !!

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I believe it was manufactured to be a BM badge, however, it is clearly missing it’s overlay for whatever reason.
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Old 21-05-22, 07:34 PM
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What about this one all white metal??I’ve had it years and forgotten about it until this thread came up, it’s a solid badge and looks good but, slider fitted no evidence of lugs and god some reason some bright spark drilled 3 neat holes in it apologies for the badge orientation can’t seem to alter them !!

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Old 21-05-22, 07:39 PM
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I believe it was manufactured to be a BM badge, however, it is clearly missing it’s overlay for whatever reason.
Agreed, especially as this variant (asking to be shot down here ) is always seen with circular vent holes.

JT Norf Regt a.jpgJT Nork Regt b.jpg

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Old 22-05-22, 02:39 AM
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JT. I can't say for sure, but that die was being used when the badges had loops pre-WW1, same with the VB badges I have, and so on through to slidered versions, and of course the 1916 all-GM. All from the same die, or certainly all from the same die-maker. A distinctive Britannia, two-berry badge, and as said, the most common original version to be found. So it's a guess it will be an established insignia manufacturer with a long history such as Gaunt? Can you moot any other makers that would fit the bill i.e were producing this badge 1897 - 1916 and perhaps beyond to 1935? (I reckon a lot of the other variations we find are WW1 issues from the many different makers that sprang into life in 1914/15?) As always just thinking aloud and always interested to be corrected and learn more.
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Found an interesting document (courtesy of the National Archives) which appears to reveal that J. R. Gaunt & Son, never produced other ranks’ badges for the Norfolk Regiment. This potentially addresses your query regarding the possibility of Gaunt having been the manufacturer of the variant you recently posted.

It would seem that during the period in which supplies of the new Royal Norfolk Regiment badges were being sought, the proposed designs submitted to the King for approval had been produced by Gaunt. In order to save money, it was hoped that the Gaunt sealed patterns might be acquired, therefore negating further expense in the preparation of new/duplicate dies. However, the document below tells us that Gaunt had hitherto never produced other ranks’ badges, and so consideration should perhaps be given to procuring badges from a firm which would produce both officers' and other ranks'.

A nice little annotation in the margin appears to read: ‘Gaunt have promised to supply OR patterns’

Fascinating stuff.

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Old 22-05-22, 02:32 PM
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JT. Great stuff, thanks very much for digging that information out. That clears the matter up once and for all? It's not Gaunt, with Firmin looking the favourite? It's been a great thread, I've learned a lot, and particularly like the VB variation shown. Another one to look out for. Thanks to all.
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Old 22-05-22, 07:30 PM
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JT. Great stuff, thanks very much for digging that information out. That clears the matter up once and for all? It's not Gaunt, with Firmin looking the favourite? It's been a great thread, I've learned a lot, and particularly like the VB variation shown. Another one to look out for. Thanks to all.
Well said, Sir.

Thought I'd post my 'Boris' for scrutiny/comparison. I seem to recall paying a tenner for it a good few years back.

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Old 22-05-22, 08:47 PM
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I know Lambourne badges have had a good airing on the forum over the years, so thought it only fair to include this one:

JT Lambourne 1.jpgJT Lambourne 2.jpgJT Lambourne 3.jpg

I don't really know too much about Lambourne. Anyone want to pass sentence offer an opinion on this example?

Funny ol' slider... thin and straight and truncated.

No vent holes to the rear of the scroll either (just as a minor observation).

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Old 22-05-22, 08:54 PM
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Thanks JT. Here is my 'Boris', slider and three rectangular vent holes.
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Old 22-05-22, 09:07 PM
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Thanks JT. Here is my 'Boris', slider and three rectangular vent holes.
Seems to be the case with this variant that the 'T' and the 'H' of 'THE' are not on good speaking terms.

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Old 22-05-22, 09:13 PM
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True....Still, it's a work of art compared to the Lambourne effort.
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