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Old 08-01-09, 11:18 PM
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Default Lesney Made 'Anodised' Cap Badges

Hi Guys,

Attached is an example of a Lesney made die cast cap badge - thanks to the trader here on the forum!!!

I know an example of the Black Watch was also made by Lesney in this die cast style but were there any others?

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Old 15-01-09, 11:59 AM
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There was also one for the Royal Artillery - I threw one away about three months ago !

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Old 15-01-09, 07:09 PM
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There was also one for the Royal Artillery - I threw one away about three months ago !

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Darn.

OK, well that makes three being Coldstream Guards, Black Watch and now Royal Artillery.

Any more?

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Old 15-01-09, 07:45 PM
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I today found the attached with a number of RM bits I bought. Totally mystified I thought it might be an original A/A cap badge converted to sweetheart and the pin broken off. Looking at it the pin housing is identical to your picture with the little lugs across the middle. I now presume it to be a fourth in your Lesney identification parade - what do you think? The only memory I have of Lesney was I think toy cars. Were these a collecting set for kids or something? -- Ray
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Old 15-01-09, 08:06 PM
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I today found the attached with a number of RM bits I bought. Totally mystified I thought it might be an original A/A cap badge converted to sweetheart and the pin broken off. Looking at it the pin housing is identical to your picture with the little lugs across the middle. I now presume it to be a fourth in your Lesney identification parade - what do you think? The only memory I have of Lesney was I think toy cars. Were these a collecting set for kids or something? -- Ray
Thanks Ray,

Yes, it looks like another to add for the list. They appear to be part of a collecting set but would like more info to confirm if possible - did they come with a display medium?

The Danbury Mint and Texaco petrol items made up collecting sets so it it probable that these we manufactured as the same.

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Old 15-01-09, 08:19 PM
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Never seen these before, any history guys?

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Old 15-01-09, 10:47 PM
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My distant memories of childhood suggest that Lesney were the original manufacturers of the Matchbox model car series, but I could be mistaken.
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Was bored and decided to do a little hunting online, you can piece together quite a bit.

I found these 3 hits in a minute or so

http://www.blue-gold-angel.com/index...l.com/oben.php

fing the tab "Gifts by Lesney" on the left hand menu and scroll down.

http://www.vectisdirect.co.uk/matchb...&category_id=0


http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/2371863
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Old 16-01-09, 05:04 PM
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Maybe I'll list it on Ebay as "extremely rare silver plated Royal Marine sweetheart brooch from Falklands war hero"
On second thoughts - know anybody who wants a broken toy badge?
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Old 06-02-09, 10:49 AM
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Default The original Lesney - in its wrapping

Chris - look at this Ebay item
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Matchbox-Famou...1%7C240%3A1318
It is that Lesney RM badge in its original package
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Old 06-02-09, 06:38 PM
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Chris - look at this Ebay item
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Matchbox-Famou...1%7C240%3A1318
It is that Lesney RM badge in its original package
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Hi Ray,

There are a few about packaged up like this - I need to get back looking for them to get a full list of those badges made by Lesney.

If anyone knows of a full list then do let me know.

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Chris
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Old, old thread but because I found these I'll post them.
I think that these are the only ones I have on their cards, I have a few more of these "badges" but they'll probably be duplicates and goodness knows where they are.
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Old 12-03-19, 12:04 PM
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2 pics of the RA gun, but no packaging.

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I bought the Royal Marines one when I was about 12 in the 1980's at the Royal Tournament.
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Old 12-03-19, 01:01 PM
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About 15 years ago I bought a RM blue beret with the Lesney RM pinned to the red tombstone, cost about 50p.
I put the Lesney badge being worn down to one of the local cadet unit using a make do replacement.
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