An Appropriately Themed Badge

INTRODUCTION

This is the first of two posts about items that relate to the work of this site that I got hold of at my employers auction yesterday.

IMAGING AND IDENTIFYING

As is usually the case with the stuff that I purchase at auction I spotted this item while imaging it, and put it down as one to bid for as soon as the auction was live. Here is the image that everyone saw of the item, which will make its relevance obvious…

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I duly put in a commssion bid for this badge in the full expectation of getting it (I have to bid this way because on the auction day I am unlikely to be able to bid on my own account), which duly happened. It was well displayed on the day in an exhibition case…

Lot 577 for Social Media

I tried several methods of imaging the item at home, as shown below.

The first attempt, at imaging it at home.
The first attempt, at imaging it at home.
Having seen the effect that any artificial light had on the image I did the remaining two outside on my balcony .
Having seen the effect that any artificial light had on the image I did the remaining two outside on my balcony .
This one was my personal favourite - what do you think?
This one was my personal favourite – what do you think?

SPECULATIONS ON MAKING THE BADGE USEFUL

My first thoughts about whether I could actually turn this into something that I could use ran along the lines of possibily having it re-engraved with the address of this website, but I am now thinking that if I do anything to it it would be to have the website address around the ring (top and bottom), and keep the London Transport bit.

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