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Old 15-11-21, 07:39 PM
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Can anyone identify this badge, possibly South African.
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Old 15-11-21, 08:56 PM
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D.... K... Brass Band, just a guess, the white metal wreath is similar to other badges which are often linked to sweetheart items.

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Old 15-11-21, 09:14 PM
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D.... K... Brass Band, just a guess, the white metal wreath is similar to other badges which are often linked to sweetheart items.

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Hi Rob,
Good suggestion, thanks. I wondered if it might be German, K for Kraftfahrer (Driver).
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Old 15-11-21, 09:22 PM
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A few more examples of letters in wreath civilian band badges here

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=85705

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Old 16-11-21, 03:46 PM
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Hi Rob,
Good suggestion, thanks. I wondered if it might be German, K for Kraftfahrer (Driver).
Cheers, John
Building on what John suggested, could it be Deutsche Bahn Bahn Kraftfahrer (German Train Train-Driver)??!! Or Deutsche Bundesamt fuer Bevoelkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe (German Civil Defence)??!!
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Amazing what you come up with when you Google it

BDBK Bund Deutscher Berufs Kraftfahrer (German: Federation of German Professional Drivers)

also came up with this!
DBBK Dead Birds and Blind Kids (band)
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Old 17-11-21, 04:41 PM
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Hi,
Can anyone identify this badge, possibly South African.
Thanks,
John
This badge came with a lot of South African badges. Could it be linked to Kimberley, going by the K and the rough diamond in the centre?
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Good suggestion - - De Beers something Kimberley, Diamond (Guest House) B&B Kimberley............ I'll give a few minutes to Google.
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Barnato Brothers Kimberley Diamonds?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Barnato
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Old 17-11-21, 07:09 PM
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Barnato Brothers Kimberley Diamonds?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Barnato
Hello Leigh,
Thanks for the interesting suggestion and link.
Badge may have been worn by company band?
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Possibly 'Diamond Brass Band - Kimberley', UK or SA.
The design is in keeping with many brass and silver band badges.
There was also a 'Kimberley and District Brass Band' in Nottinghamshire, that too is always a possibility.
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Old 18-11-21, 06:15 PM
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Possibly 'Diamond Brass Band - Kimberley', UK or SA.
The design is in keeping with many brass and silver band badges.
There was also a 'Kimberley and District Brass Band' in Nottinghamshire, that too is always a possibility.
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Hi George,
Thanks for you input. Good suggestions, I need to follow up.
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Hi John

I have the same badge in my collection. It got it some years ago from a collector in Cape Town.

I believe the badge to be "De Beers Battery Kimberley", which was on the backing card when I received the badge.

I have attached a pic fyi.

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Old 23-11-21, 03:21 AM
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Hi John

I have the same badge in my collection. It got it some years ago from a collector in Cape Town.

I believe the badge to be "De Beers Battery Kimberley", which was on the backing card when I received the badge.

I have attached a pic fyi.

Rgds
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Hello Shahl,
Thank you for your information, and for the picture showing your badges, very nice.
There was a De Beers Maxim Battery active in the siege of Kimberley during the Boer War.
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John ... thank you for the insight.

Very nice badge you have as the one you have is the only other that I have seen before and I have been collecting for 40 years.
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