Collectible Badges and Patches
Collectible badges and patches are available in a vast array of designs from different eras and genres which are sought after by collectors and hobbyists. Some collectible badges and patches can also be worn as quirky fashion accessories and can make a statement about our pop culture. Choices can be selected from all different types including badges/pins, cap/hat badges and patches.
Collectible badges and patches cover a vast array of subjects from popular film franchises, pop artists through the ages to football or military themes such as regimental poppy pins for Remembrance Day. Collectible cap/hat badges offer many military choices from British Army cap badges which signify a particular regiment or service corp.
Badges and pins are hugely popular and are usually crafted from metal with clear plastic scratchproof fronts and plastic backs with a safety pin fastening. Some novelty collectible badges and patches usually display funny slogans or eye-catching graphics.
Club/association or sports badges made of enamel, cloth or steel make ideal choices for sports fans as the sheer amount of items available means novice hobbyists can begin first collections of such memorabilia associated to their club. These badges are available by decade and include pre-1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s right through to 2000 to the present day. Club/association collectible badges also offer a wide breadth of choice themed on all types of topic including the political/trade union, transportation, Boys Brigade, football clubs and schools and university.
Originally designed to be either sewn or ironed on clothing, collectible cloth patches were celebrated by countercultures such as the motorcycle (or biker), mod and punk movements. Cloth patches were also an important identification tool for the armed forces and a wide selection of both vintage and new military patches can be found.