Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi Gents...

I have these badges and a button that I'm letting go but wanted to know a little more of the rarity of such. Can anyone... Dave? Ross Mather?? shine any light on the force size etc. What sort of interest should a badge like this fetch?

 

Newport Borough Police.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Lawrence,

Newport had 260 men when it amalgamated in 1967. So, I suspect they would probably have had half that number during the period the badges were worn. The wreath badge was used on both helmet & cap. The smaller wreath is an epaulette badge. Welsh police badges usually command some good interest. I don't think you will have any difficulty in finding a new owner.

Hope you and the family are well.

Dave.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Dave,

Thank you for that interesting and valuable info, the badge will go on ebay at the next £1 end of sale fees offer. Interestingly the larger badge is identical in size and shape to one of my Isle of Ely badges I wonder if the manufactures had a mould that many badges were made from with adjustments to centre coat of arms and the text around wreath.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...