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Old 29-01-24, 08:02 PM
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Default Colchester borough Helmet Plate?

Views on this please. I saw it a while back and it doesn't look like a helmet Plate I've seen before for this Borough. Never seen those style lugs or a flat back on one.

Of course I'm not an expert. It would be nice to know if it is a variation, fake or for another purpose than police.
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Old 30-01-24, 08:02 AM
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Found a couple of examples ?

https://www.cultmancollectables.com/...ice&order=DESC

https://auctions.tennants.co.uk/auct...t=2384632&sd=1

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Old 30-01-24, 10:50 AM
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Thanks Mike,
That auction site image confirms the image I have posted as a restrike, and not for another purpose.
Just a bit more knowledge for the memory bank.

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Total rubbish fit for the bin. Its a casting of a genuine helmet plate and worth a fiver if that.

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Old 30-01-24, 07:40 PM
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Well observed Dave.

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Default Colchester Borough Helmet Plate

Agree, not a real issue badge. From the very back of my mind, I think these things were sold by the Essex Police Museum about 35 years or so ago as collection fillers until a real one came along, or putting on a plaque for the wall. I had a list of the available items once, but as ever, cannot put my hand on it now. They crop up every now and then, sometimes wrongly identified as originals.
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Could it be horse furniture Staffs Police had cast brass badges on the horse tack very sturdy fixings
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Could it be horse furniture Staffs Police had cast brass badges on the horse tack very sturdy fixings
Just a thoughts.
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No, it is not an item of horse furniture.

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