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#1 zoff2005

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:30

Does anybody know what this is? It belonged to a team-owner and is stamped with his name and the year 1959.

 

32bdee.jpg

 

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#2 D-Type

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:46

It's too small to see clearly, but it looks like a city crest rather than a family one.



#3 zoff2005

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 16:56

I will try and blow it up a bit, not sure how.

 

<a target="_blank" href="http://imageshack.us...674/32bdee.jpg/"><img src="http://imagizer.imag.../674/32bdee.jpg" border="0"></a>

 

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Great, will try again!


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#4 zoff2005

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 17:17

http://s7.postimg.or...e0ubv/photo.jpg

 

Seems to work...


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#5 swintex

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 19:01

I think I might be tempted to enquire of the College of Arms.

 

http://www.college-o...v.uk/contact-us

 

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#6 zoff2005

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:25

Thanks Richard, I have done so, will see if I get a reply. Doesn't seem it has anything to do with racing.

Marcus



#7 jcbc3

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:26

I tried to Google some and the nearest without quite getting there was Harrogate:

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#8 Vitesse2

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:32

Given that it bears the inscription 'patron' I'd say it's probably the arms of an organisation rather than a city or an individual. Most likely a school, college or university.

 

The lions are symbolic of courage, the anchors signify hope or religious faith and the serpents are symbols of wisdom - all of which seem to point to something to do with education. Then we have the crown - royal authority - and the two portcullises, which stand for protection. However there must be two separate meanings for the presence of the lions, since the top one is 'passant guardant' and the two smaller ones are 'couchant'. The single lion is also as depicted on the English royal arms and royal banner.

 

So, my money would be on a 'Royal Grammar School' somewhere - probably founded under Henry VIII or Elizabeth I.

 

If we knew who the badge had belonged to that might help. :)



#9 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 12:32

What about:

 

http://en.wikipedia....t_constituency)

 

Member of Parliament 1959

 

No idea of F1 connection, but is in Yorkshire.

 

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#10 zoff2005

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 14:42

Just found it, it's the Royal College of Surgeons. Thanks everybody for your help! I did get a response from the College of Arms, but by then I knew the answer.

Marcus


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#11 zoff2005

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 16:13


 

If we knew who the badge had belonged to that might help. :)

 

A prominent British team owner whose cars won the World Championship (for Manufacturers) in 1958...



#12 D-Type

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 21:55

Why flaff around?  Why did you not simply say the badge belonged to Tony Vandervell?  Then the question comes down to what organisations might he have been connected with?  Wikipedia tells us

Vandervell donated a large sum of money to the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) to establish a chair

 

And,sure enough, this is the crest of the Royal College of Surgeons.