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Old 30-08-11, 10:09 PM
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Default The Danbury Mint - Anodised badges with blades and clutch pin fittings

Questions about anodised badges with "blades" and clutch pin fittings come up from time to time on the Forum. I have just put up an album with infomation about the products of the Danbury Mint - Historic Badge Collection to assist with identification.

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Old 30-08-11, 10:36 PM
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ouch! they were certainly pricey.

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Questions about anodised badges with "blades" come up from time to time on the Forum. I have just put up an album with infomation about the products of the Danbury Mint - Historic Badge Collection to assist with identification.

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Thnaks Tim,

Interesting stuff - have sent you a PM - can you get back to me please.

Also, does anyone out there have a Danbury example of the Christian Chaplains badge?

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Hi Guys,

By the way, there was also a third frame of these badges titled 'The New Regiments 1992-1994 and this consisted of a further 12 badges.

If anyone has any costing on these badges can they let me know.

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Tim

During the 90's I went to the Royal Tournament and Firmins had a stand there and were selling these cap badges with the blades
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Bob,
Thanks, I will add that info to the album.
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There was a chap selling two frames of these in Abergavenny market just before Xmas last year. He wanted £20 a frame but I walked away as I didn't know what I was looking at, just shiny restrikes to my mind. Bummer!
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I will give my first hand experience with restrike anodised badges.
I attended The Royal Tournament at Earl's Court in the summer of 1991. There was a booth where they were selling ALL of the (then) current a/a capbadges of the British Army. All of the ones I saw had two anodised blades on the back, the exceptions being the SAS which was metal with a slider marked AMMO, and the Royal Corps of Signals badge which had clutch pins on it.
The Royal Scots badge even came with the red cloth backing.
I bought several examples and I will post images when I get a chance.

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If anybody is interested, I have a whole bunch of these still in the plastic.
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Hi Phil,

PM sent.

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I have recently acquired a complete "original" set of the Danbury Mint Historic Badge Collection. Although most of the badges are anodised aluminium with two blades, the following are fitted with clutch pins:
13/18 Hussars, Royal Signals, Brigade of Gurkhas, Royal Army Education Corps.
Oddly the REME badge has one blade and one clutch pin!
The RHG/D, Grenadier Guards and RAChD are made of metal.

I will add more detail to my album in the next few days.

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I have recently acquired a complete "original" set of the Danbury Mint Historic Badge Collection. Although most of the badges are anodised aluminium with two blades, the following are fitted with clutch pins:
13/18 Hussars, Royal Signals, Brigade of Gurkhas, Royal Army Education Corps.
Oddly the REME badge has one blade and one clutch pin!
The RHG/D, Grenadier Guards and RAChD are made of metal.

I will add more detail to my album in the next few days.

Tim
Thanks Tim,

The non A/A RAChDDanbury Mint badge that you have confirms the same info from another member. This is good news for A/A collectors ensuring that Danbury Mint Chaplains items are not passed off as the real thing with their twin blade set-up.

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I am look for the following with blades from this collection-
Military Provost Staff Corps & General Service Corps.
I you have any spare I would be interested
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I am look for the following with blades from this collection-
Military Provost Staff Corps & General Service Corps.
I you have any spare I would be interested
Jerry,
Sorry I do not have spares of MPSC or GSC.

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Pictures of Danbury Mint RAChD badge posted in album together with additional information and ephemera.

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Pictures of Danbury Mint RAChD badge posted in album together with additional information and ephemera.

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Thanks Tim,

Very good of you to put this info up on the forum.

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