Thursday, 26 January 2017

Badges

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The metal badges in the picture are displayed at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.    I thought they looked really colourful and I just can't resist a bit of colour.  They contrast so well with the old black and white photos of the Regatta next to them.

Members of the Stewards Enclosure are given a different coloured badge each year to allow them to enter the Enclosure.  There is a long, long waiting list to become a member, however these badges have now become collectors items and come up for sale every now and then.

A 1947 badge sold on ebay for £900 a few years ago.  Recently a collection came up for auction for £120.  You can even buy recent badges from the official Regatta site, maybe an antique of the future!

Of course the old badges wouldn't give you admission to the Enclosure, you need to have the latest one.

Cheerio


8 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amount of money for a badge. What a wonderful collection.

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    1. Amazing isn't it! We'll all be looking for one now, won't we!

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  2. They make a lovely colourful collection don't they! A nice memento for a rowing fan.

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    1. I could quite easily collect something as colourful and small as this! x

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    1. I suppose they need to change the colour each year to make it easy to see that the right people are admitted. Makes a nice collection.

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  4. It is a colourful and interesting collection of badges which would have been coveted by the members each year:)

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    1. They are so colourful and fun aren't they. 🙂

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