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.