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I should have - Ed pointed it out on a thread at least once..........

Pre 1953 Other Ranks Cap,Nigeria Police.Made by Hobsons and supplied through The Crown Agents.

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Hello - 1314 - welcome to GMIC. However, it would be nice if you could give us a first name ? I did suggest Nigeria when Leigh first posted - but it didn't seem to get looked-at. Are you police ; ex-police; colonial police, or, a collector ? Always good to know background on members - oparticularly on such a specialist subject. Mervyn

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Thanks - the buttons appear to be silver or silver plate, CORRECT FOR O's?

Time to find a cap badge.

I checked your suggestion re Nigerian Police Merv, but I did'nt find much info googlng.

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Leigh - I only mentioned it in passing as it seemed a possibility - I thought Peter might have picked-up on it as he was in Nigeria. The difficulty , always, is getting the proper info. and not just an indistinct picture. Merv.

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There is so little information on British Colonial Police uniforms, so it is hard to research such pieces when they emerge. I would suggest starting a new topic for Colonial Police Photographs to capture some data.

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There is so little information on British Colonial Police uniforms, so it is hard to research such pieces when they emerge. I would suggest starting a new topic for Colonial Police Photographs to capture some data.

(a) As regards the Nigeria Police Button pre 1953,there is a similar item currently on eBay 200412061682,albeit of QE2 issue together with a post Independance issue.

(b) I fully support the suggestion re the Colonial Police ( to include the odd balls ie Shanghai,Wei Hai Wei and Treaty Ports which,whilst not Colonial in it's strict sense,followed the British model. )

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