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On Thursday 25th June, Vectis will be offering for sale the World’s largest collection of Law Enforcement Insignia and Police Memorabilia.

The haul of over 10,000 pieces forms part of an emergency services collection, amassed by former Redcar resident Rick Doyle over several decades. Having spent over 30 years in military service his interest was sparked for collecting military and service insignia.

Identity patches have been used since the 1920’s. Since then it has been common for people to collect them, and for different law enforcement agencies to exchange them as a sign of respect. In the UK patches are not as common, it is the metal badge and crests which represent the various police forces around the country.

Rick’s collection was recognised in 2006 with the awarding of an Official World Record Certificate for the ‘World’s Largest Collection of Law Insignia’. A Cleveland Police Inspector at the time had the unenviable job of counting the 8,000 plus individual pieces for the world record attempt.

Sadly, Richard has now passed away and his family have taken the decision to make the collection available for other enthusiasts.

Click here to view the catalogue online now.

For more information please contact Simon Clarke on +44 (0) 1642 750616 or simon.clarke@vectis.co.uk

U.S.A. Medical Services Cloth Badges - Mainly 1980's - 1990's Issues, comprising: A Quantity [150+ pieces] of Cloth Uniform Badges, Includes: New York State Paramedic, West Shore Emergency Medical Services, Office of Emergency Management Kane County, Etc. [Includes a few Australian, British & Canadian Examples]. Mint overall. Part of a "Record Holders Republic" World Record [25th March 2009] Collection - "Largest Collection of Policeman's Patches" ["Largest Collection of Law Enforcement Insignia" to Certificate]. [Qty]
Estimate: £200 - £300
U.S.A. - Law Enforcement Services Cloth Badges - Mainly 1970's - 2000's Issues, comprising: A Quantity [150+ pieces] of Cloth Uniform Badges, Generally Includes Examples of: State, City, Town, Parks, Campus, Highways, Etc. Mint overall. Part of a "Record Holders Republic" World Record [25th March 2009] Collection - "Largest Collection of Policeman's Patches" ["Largest Collection of Law Enforcement Insignia" to Certificate]. [Qty]
Estimate: £200 - £300
U.K. - Law Enforcement Services Cloth Badges - Mainly 1970's - 2000's Issues, comprising: A Quantity [300+ pieces] of Cloth Uniform Badges, Generally Includes Examples from: England, Scotland Wales, Northern Ireland, British Protectorates, Etc. Mint overall. Part of a "Record Holders Republic" World Record [25th March 2009] Collection - "Largest Collection of Policeman's Patches" ["Largest Collection of Law Enforcement Insignia" to Certificate]. [Qty]
Estimate: £300 - £400
U.S.A. - Law Enforcement Services Metallic Badges of Office - Mainly 1970's - 2000's Issues, comprising: A Quantity [65 pieces] of Metallic Cap / Chest Insignia, Includes: Highway Patrol, Deputy Sheriff, Marshal, Etc . Mint overall. Part of a "Record Holders Republic" World Record [25th March 2009] Collection - "Largest Collection of Policeman's Patches" ["Largest Collection of Law Enforcement Insignia" to Certificate]. [Qty]
Estimate: £300 - £500 Sold For: £420