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Posted 1 year ago


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Was this for US Air Force, the wings on top has a bomb in the middle, any help appreciated. Thanks


  1. petey petey, 1 year ago
    Hi Rivertrout, this is an early car badge for the British Automobile Association which was founded in 1905 to help motorists avoid police speed traps, in response to the Motor Car Act 1903 which introduced new penalties for breaking the speed limit, for reckless driving with fines, endorsements and the possibility of jail for speeding and other driving offences. The act also required drivers to hold a driving licence (which was obtained on payment of 5 shillings and did not require a driving test) and to display a registration plate on their vehicle.
    By 1906 the AA had erected thousands of roadside danger and warning signs and managed road signage until responsibility was passed to local authorities in the early 1930s. By 1926 the organization had installed 6,500 direction signs and 15,000 village signs, most of which were removed during the Second World War.
    In 1908 the organization published its first AA Members' Special Handbook containing a list of nationwide agents and mechanics with a free legal service the following year.
    Dating the badges.
    •1 to 999,999 – 1906-30
    •A-P suffixes – 1930-45
    •RST suffixes – 1946-56 (Flat motorcycle badges)
    •WXYZA suffixes – 1956-67 (Domed motorcycle badges)
    •OA to OZ prefixes – 1945-57
    •1A-9A prefix – 1957-59
    •1B-9B prefix – 1960-61
    •1C-9C prefix – 1962-63
    •1D-9D prefix – 1964-65
    •1E-9E prefix – 1966-67
    As you can see your badge is an early one probably about 1925, very collectable.
  2. ralph ralph, 1 year ago
    I had one with Jersey on it, it was issued to me in Jersey in 1950s,i still have one oa 17464 and I have one R A C 1900 it has the king with a beard on it I think its king George .
  3. ralph ralph, 1 year ago
    Petey do you collect them I have some more car badges.
  4. Rivertrout Rivertrout, 1 year ago

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