Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Skegness 1963

Continuing the run for Skegness is this nice rectangular pin depicting the jolly fisherman. Made by Reeves and Co of Birmingham.

badge 001

badge 002

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Skegness 1962

Yes its true. I am NOT dead. Simply resting.

I am reaching a tricky stage in collection where I have picked up the common stuff and, bar the odd one or two, am now finding myself looking at pricier pieces. That isn’t likely to happen with my current income though.

Anyway here is a straggler from Skegness.DSCF0633

This one was made by W.Reeves of Birmingham and is stamped as such.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Pwllheli 1954

badges 001

A challenge issued to my daughters was the cause of this purchase. Find me a badge that I don’t have for a maximum of £20. Not only did they find a Pwllheli badge that I had never seen, they found an early 50s one and for under £8 including postage. A little distressed this one was made by an unknown maker but I am pleased that the fine face detail is intact. Well done kids.

badges 002

Friday, 13 May 2011

Blackpool 1955 (replica)

Doubly disappointing this one and i am kicking myself for not noticing. Not listed as a replica i though i was bidding on a genuine vintage badge. I noticed that it was a replica after winning it. As the price was still low I still paid. Then the postage was underpaid (admittedly Royal Mails pricing is as opaque as the Trains).

Overall it is a nice replica… just not what I bid on.

badges 001

badges 002

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Ayr 1962

Very simple this one and not in great condition, its a plain rectangular badge with a blue background depicting thistles and a sword. The pin is bent so trapped closed.

Made by Gaunt of London.

badges 001

badges 002

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Clacton 1961

Depicting a deckchair, this a a fairly distressed badge but helps to fill my Clacton run. Produced by Gaunt in London.

badges 001

badges 002

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Second Week

Here is a fantastic example of bad eBay selling. Its a rather tattered second week badge that was in with another which i will blog in due time. Its corroded which is fine, the ebay pic showed that. The annoyance is the broken pin on the back. It is essential that things like this are mentioned! It matters to collectors and, although in this case the price was low enough not to be a huge detriment, could have been a big problem.

Any sellers coming across this blog PLEASE be honest when selling. I would still have bought it with a damaged pin but wouldn't have bid as high.

Made by J R Gaunt in London

badges 003

badges 004

Friday, 29 April 2011

Ireland 1949 (replica)

My Ireland section is woefully thin so to bump it up with a replica is a good move. Initially disappointed to find a replica I fired up eBay to find that that was exactly what I had bid upon!

This one is an Irish harp on a blue field with a green banner. It is deistinctive as a replica with its gold rather than silver metal and all in one modern style safety pin. The real giveaway are the words replica which are stamped upon it.

Maker unknown.

badges 001

badges 002

Thursday, 28 April 2011


A slightly different acquisition today.

Sitting on the edges of acceptably collectable badges is this tin club badge. I know very little about The 15 Club and am guessing it was the teenage equivalent of Beaver club. All intact but slightly faded and no makers mark on this 70s/80s style badge.

badges 001

badges 002


I knew it wouldn't be long before I did this. Due to my incompetence (and not realising that I had badges out of sequence in my folder) I have bought a duplicate. Oh well time to see if my listing skills can turn this error into a profit.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Filey 1960

Hands up those of you that thought I had died?

Well after a protracted buying break I am now back and spending my pocket money on little bits of tin once more.

This one is a Filey 1969 in blue, yellow and silver. Its a little tarnished but the pin is intact and is a welcome addition to the clan.

Made in London by J. R. Gaunt.

badges 001

badges 002

Friday, 22 April 2011


Its been ages since I last posted on this blog. Like most hobbies collecting is cyclical and today I had the urge. Hopefully I will have some new acquisitions for this blog sometime in the next few weeks. Keep em peeled.