Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
I’m sure there is a better way to describe this one but the only word I can easily find is Art Deco. Gorgeously simple yet so very effective this badge is very welcome in my collection. Made by the Birmingham Medal and Badge Co.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
A bit of a first this one. This is the Christmas badge from 1966.Extravagant as badges go this one feature 4 colours and depicts a gargantuan snowman striding across the vista tearing up pine trees. Hang on, that's a bit scary! Made by Gaunt I imagine it was distributed for closed season special events.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Monday, 3 August 2009
If you were wealthy enough to spend two weeks with Butlins you could get an extra badge I guess so that the staff knew why you were still lurking around the camp! This is one of my new acquisitions, bought in a batch and I am very pleased with it.
This one is a fine example of the Key in blue and yellow. I believe that this is the only colour variation for this badge and it was made by Fattorini and Sons.
As so often happens with collections of any kind often the desire begins to outstrip the wherewithal to obtain and even with a hobby that can engender low prices as badge collecting often funds run out and with my hectic lifestyle this has occurred… However my significant other has now started work so I have a whole new revenue stream to exploit. Updates will be sporadic still as I have blogged all of my current collection but I have just gained 7 new badges all of which I am extremely pleased with.
My next post will explore the first of these. Barmy isn't dead but is geared down so keep tuned for acquisitions as they occur. As I am now into a hole filling stage expect to see rarer and more expensive acquisitions as my spending increases and my marriage dissolves…