Sunday, 21 March 2010
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.
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
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
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
Saturday, 6 March 2010
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
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
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.