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Martin W.    444

An OR badge in white metal of the type sealed 3rd January 1942.

 

 

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Dave M    691

Pre 1941.Gilding Metal.

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Dave M    691

RAC Officers

3 loops Silver wash.

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Dave M    691

RTR Officers

Stamped P

 

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Dave M    691

Do you know if this was made in AA with a King's crown?

Not that i know.

1948 Were the trials of this type untill queen elizabeth came to the throne in 1953.

I do wonder if there is a known list to all imperial crown A/A cap badges trials before this date ?

I wonder if chris marsh knows the answer to your question.

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Jerry B    952

Not that i know.

1948 Were the trials of this type untill queen elizabeth came to the throne in 1953.

I do wonder if there is a known list to all imperial crown A/A cap badges trials before this date ?

I wonder if chris marsh knows the answer to your question.

I am sure he does and a comprehensive list will be in his book.  also threads on the badge forum often mention those that are rare and hard to get and so expensive to buy, if you can find them.

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Marcus H    211

J.R. Gaunt, silver and hallmarked officers cap badge.

The Birmingham date code "R" represents this example was manufactured between July, 1941 and July, 1942.

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Jerry B    952

Gaunt Made, probably the plated version, though with no S or P or hallmark to be certain.  I assume post war they used the makers mark as they no longer needed to hide the maker and did not bother with the letter for plated or Silver plated.  Interesting to see 3 different markings on this badge, hallmarked JRG & S, no maker with a P, and full maker marked with no letter or date.

A lovely badge

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Marcus H    211

Very, very nice, Jerry. This is one of my favourite designs. And that's a first for me in seeing just the makers name by Gaunt, only.

Other makers (c. 1942-1953) and their marks include a "STERLING" marked badge - the maker eludes me right now - and "FIRMIN LONDON" hallmarked badges; that I know of. 

That is, provisional observations regarding deemed "officer" pattern badges - which come with silver and/or plated lugs, base copper, two or three lugs, etc. 

Not a badge I've paid too much attention to, but certainly worthy of more investigation and collecting - whilst they're relatively affordable.

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Marcus 

 

 

 

 

 

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