Saturday, 25 April 2009

Butlins Skegness 1938 (The Jolly Fisherman)

DSCF1002 This is my oldest badge. Used in 1938 it was an undated issue with no known variations. Aside from the possibility of ending up with a fake or repro badge the badge has the added difficulty of having no date label being early in the badge days I guess they decided they didn’t need one. As as this time there were only two camps in operation and Skegness had been running for just 2 years.

DSCF1001The badge was made by Thomas Fattorini and is stamped on the rear with the makers mark. It is a bit tarnished but the pin is in place, the enamel unchipped and for a small badge that is over 71 years old that is surprisingly good condition.