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Old 14-03-18, 12:38 PM
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Default When did Stokes mark their badges "STOKES" ?

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I appreciate that the Stokes maker marked changed over time.

From "Stokes and Son ..." to "Stokes and Sons .." and then "Stokes".

When did they begin using the "Stokes" only mark on all their badges?. Is it a valid way to date a badge (or did they also use this short title early on for very small badges)?.

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Old 14-03-18, 04:18 PM
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Hi Dennis,

In my admittedly limited collecting sphere, STOKES was post WW2.

Keith
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Old 14-03-18, 07:46 PM
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I have a 1940 model Dutch lion cap badge marked STOKES, probably made mid to late War.

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Old 14-03-18, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE:

" When did they begin using the "Stokes" only mark on all their badges? Is it a valid way to date a badge (or did they also use this short title early on for very small badges)? "


Hi Dennis,

I've attached some pictures of the hat and collar badges for the Australian 8th Light Horse Regiment (INDI Light Horse), which were used during WW2.

As you can see the hat badges (pictures via eBay) are stamped STOKES & SONS and the collar badges are stamped STOKES.

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Invest
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Old 15-03-18, 04:14 AM
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On further investigation of my RAA collar badges, those that I would most closely associate by their lug styles with Great War period and prior have Stokes and Sons, or Stokes and Sons Melb, while the later ones manufactured between 1933-42 have just Stokes.

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