Dating old aa badges

dating old aa badges

How can I date old AA car badges?

The number on old AA car badges wasn’t the membership number and it is not possible to date them precisely. We do however know the period in years, rather than months or weeks over which badges with certain prefixes or suffixes were issued. You can read a bit more about AA badges on the main AA website.

What does the AA Badge mean on a motorcycle?

In November 1907 a smaller version of the AA badge was made for motorcycles. During the First World War, motorcycle badges were given coloured heart-shape tokens indicating membership expiry dates. Motor Union car badge first issued in 1907 (originally without wings).

What was the first AA Badge?

A sign of membership The first AA badges were used for practical purposes. In 1905 our bicycle scouts were issued with a simple metal badge carrying the AA sign and their individual scout number, as a means of identification for all passing drivers.

When did the first chrome badge come out?

Industrial or commercial vehicle section badge, around 1930 to 1967. It was made in chrome with an attractive basket-weave design. Chromium motor cycle badge, first issued in 1929 and replaced around 1952.

How old are old AA car badges?

The number on old AA car badges wasn’t the membership number and it is not possible to date them precisely. We do however know the period in years, rather than months or weeks over which badges with certain prefixes or suffixes were issued. Badges with prefixes between 1C and 9C were issued between 1962 and 1963.

What is a good badge for a vintage car?

VINTAGE CAR BADGE. ( AA,RHODESIA,1979,Transitional Badge.) JERSEY AA Badge. Automobile association. Good condition. RARE. AA Automobile Club vintage motorcycle chrome membership badge.

Where can I find the AA Badge?

The new AA badge find is numbered V32967, and was found on church land. Badge number 56387L, shown below, was found beneath the seat of a car I own. Unlike some, this badge - a pre-war example - is flat and quite lightweight, but features a reasonable amount of detail to the winged wheel at the top.

How old is the AA 355 badge?

The badge shown below has a very early number engraved upon it, 355, with no mention of Secretary. According to Golden Milestone (published by the AA in 1955), membership by June 1906 had exceeded 900, while at years end it was nearly 3000. *If* this badge is correct, it would date therefore to April or May, approximately.

What was the first badge made of?

The first 100 badges were issued in April 1906; these early badges can be easily traced, but later badges are more difficult to track. Initially, badges were made of brass, and over time this metal was replaced with nickel, and then white-metal chrome.

When did the first AA Badge come out?

The 1906 to 1911 badge style was the first series with a simplified “AA” pattern. It had a shorter leg than later versions. From 1907 to 1967, there were square badges with a yellow background made; in 1967 this square was replaced with a round design.

What are the different types of AA car badges?

Some of the most attractive AA car badges are the chrome-plated metal badges in pristine shape that shimmer in the light. Accessories include fixing bolts and crossed box keys. The prices for AA car badges range from a couple UK pounds to hundreds of UK pounds.

What do the serial numbers on badges mean?

Some have been confused about the serial number listed on the badges, believing that these were membership numbers; but, they are actually specially assigned issuing numbers. The 1906 to 1911 badge style was the first series with a simplified “AA” pattern. It had a shorter leg than later versions.

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