Thursday, 17 June 2010

Transferring passions

I have long been a lover of Doctor Who, in the 90s I collected the Virgin New adventures and the BBC books and its time to say goodbye. You see I now have a new passion. I want another telescope :D.

If you have an interest in Doctor Who then it may be worth taking a look at my auctions.


Monday, 5 April 2010

Skegness 1966


This is the last badge of my current batch. Funds are low for a while but I will be buying again soon. This is a classic seagull design in just two colours. It lacks some of the flair of previous designs and seems very much a “make do”design. This one was made by Gaunt.


New Wallpaper

Its time for a new look to the blog. I hope you like it? I think it looks rather splendid myself.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Filey 1965


Todays  offering is a Reeves made badge from 1965. This one from Filey has a simple rose motif but is effective nonetheless. It has survived the years in excellent condition.


Friday, 26 March 2010

Skegness 1960

DSCF1001 For this one it is Skeggys Jolly Fisherman skipping gaily across the beach The breakout on this is his pennant. This badge was made by Reeves and Co.


Sunday, 21 March 2010

Clacton 1956 (Alternative)

DSCF1001 As opposed to the excellent hexagonal badge posted HERE this was an alternative design issued in the same (obviously very busy) year. This one shows the Clacton ship in full sail and in this colour variation has pink sails. Try as I might i cannot see what the maker stamp says so I’d be grateful if anyone can shed some light on it.


EDIT: As the colour Variation posted HERE was made by Empire Jewellery Co I am guessing that this must also have been.

Clacton 1956 Colour Variation


Time for a colour variation badge, This is a different version of the previously blogged badge HERE which has pink enamel replacing the white here. Sadly the white is quite discoloured but unless it is very faded is not the pink version. Badge was made by The Empire Jewellery Co.


Friday, 19 March 2010

Barry Island 1967

DSCF1001 Another nice and simple badge here, this is the Barry Island 67 badge and has a well rendered Dragon on the centre. The overall impression is very striking. Made by Fattorini.


Thursday, 18 March 2010

Clacton 1963


A lamp design on this one. Its in good condition but what makes it stand out is the maker. In this case W J Dingley of Birmingham. A new one in my collection.


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Skegness 1965

DSCF1001 An addition to the Skeggy collection today with this depiction of the towns Jolly Sailor, simply depicted in yellow red and blue the badge uses the pennant at the top to break the frame. In great condition this one was made by Reeves and Co. and is stamped as such.DSCF1002

Friday, 12 March 2010

Barry Island 1965 (replica)

DSCF1001 This is a replica of possibly the most sought after Butlins Badge. If you have an original one you will stand to make a lot of money from it, how much a collector will pay I don’t know as they so rarely come up. Barry Island resort was supposed to open in 1965 but it didn't. The badges were made but never distributed so are now exceedingly rare. I imagine this is as close as I will be getting.


Monday, 8 March 2010

Physical Recreation and Social Club 1947 - 1948


Another one from the left field here. An excellent badge, simple and effective. This has no makers mark. DSCF1002

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Clacton 1957


We are into colour variations now with this little gem being a variation on a badge i already own and i blogged HERE. This one includes an intact pin this time. Made by Jewellery Metal co of Dublin. I varies from the other badge in that the hat and sky colours are changed.


Friday, 5 March 2010

Filey 1961


A simple circular badge this one depicting a red rose in a yellow border. Simple but nice nonetheless. Reeves and Co. manufactured.


Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Filey 1949


Filey 1949 is another badge that makes great use of the frame breakout. It adds life to what is essentially a plain badge though I’m not sure about the subject matter! The rear is interesting in that it is also patterned and quite effectively too. Made by Birmingham Medal and Badge Co.


Monday, 1 March 2010

Second Week

DSCF1001 Pale blue and blue this time, this is what is described as the searchlight badge. Simple but the breakout beam makes the badge strangely effective. This one is suffering from a little corrosion but is still very nice. Made by Gaunt.


Friday, 26 February 2010

Second Week


An odd badge this one, im not sure where it falls in the lexicon of Butlins. The writing is certainly a later style and this is backed up by the unique pin construction. I have only seen this in replicas, however this does not appear to be one. The badge is undated but is likely post-war and was made by Firmin, another first.


Saturday, 20 February 2010

Clacton 1949

DSCF1001 Another fiddle to my Clacton bow this badge accompanied a mistaken purchase of a second Clacton 1946 badge. 2 is better then none i suppose. This one has several colour variations but is particularly striking by its design. Made by  Reeves and Co. This is also my first badge from 1949.


Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Pwllheli 1947


Another from just after the war and (I think) another bikini. This one has been worn away slightly I think but looks to be a halter style. No makers mark again on this one.


Monday, 15 February 2010

Clacton 1946


Clacton was obviously the place to bi in 1946, i don't know if there was a cloth shortage in 1946 but that swimsuit is perfectly scandalous.

This badge is intriguing to me as it shows a beachwear that i certainly would not associate with 1946 however a google names it as the year of the modern bikini!

No makers mark on this one.


Monday, 8 February 2010

Social Club 1948 - 1949


A new type of badge for me this one. This is my first Social Club badge of which there are belived to be 11. A simple square design with a green border it is simple and effective. This simple pressed badge has no makers mark.