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DPB01

Our first two badges
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DPB02 London General
Mercedes-Benz Citaro Bendy Bus
Released 1st September 2018
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DPB03 Southdown
Leyland National
40 years PCD80R
Released 11th October 2019
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DPB04 Stagecoach Southdown
1991 Dennis Dart
Alexander Dash #501 J501GCD
Released 22nd February 2020
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DPE01 Southdown Radiator
September 2020
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Released 30th August 2020


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DPB05 Brighton Tramcar
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DPB06 A vehicle badge
Winter 2020
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Early trading in the nineties we dealt with unusual or difficult to obtain products, such as promotional diecast models. As a retail shop we quickly diversified into buying and selling books from small publishers such as clubs and societies. Moving toward buying and selling historic photographs on transport, this led us to publishing our own photographs, followed by a postcard series and greeting cards from our own library of images and commissioned artwork, giving us ideas on new products.

Our new exclusive product series was prompted by a bus enthusiast who was looking for bus badges that had never been made before, hence in 2017 we started making enquires with all the badge manufacturers directly, (we do not deal with middle-men), using the graphic art skills of Harry Dinnage as AryArt, we then undertook to produce that first badge based on 409 DCD, a Leyland Titan PD3 affectionally known as a 'Queen Mary, in its open top form while depicting its original Green & Cream livery and as a bus in preservation, released to the enthusiast in April 2018.

Each of our badges produced are researched in design to bring something new and not generally seen available in these styles before, therefore a unique and one off product. All our badges are created from in-house artwork taken from photographs of the vehicle type, and made to a strict and certificated run of 100. We do not repeat the same design, with more than a third of our first were sold in only four months, these are very much on a time limited availability. We do reserve the right to refuse potential bulk buying so as to be fair to everyone. Once a badge run has sold out we might never issue even something similar again due to the requests and ideas now coming forward.

Most of these will be based on a vehicle in preservation and may support them directly by a donation from the proceeds or by some of the badges. requests and suggestions taken on board, while plans from start to release may take up to a year, with only two or three releases a year so far these are not a quick production line, and we would much rather spend time with our research during the process. While we commission AryArt to create the artwork for our exclusive badges, Harry would also be available to create designs of artwork for your own projects too. The finished badges are sold in a bag with a hand numbered printed header card, some badges are now appearing with the number laser engraved to the reverse too. We are open to commissions as a whole package or suggestions for any vehicle in preservation that could benefit from support and publicity.

We aim to produce a new badge and release them every three months or so subject to the research and detail required to only make quality collectible products. All will be Limited to just one hundred of each design, while our exclusive range are aimed at vehicles or themes on transportation in preservation and may also provide funds towards the actual project in some form. Our badges are not to be confused with lesser quality products and far less detailed artwork that are often found for sale on various platforms at budget prices of £2.99


Our badges are normally available from our stall, through the catalogue or online while stock lasts.
All come with a numbered header card certificate as one of the Limited Edition of 100

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DPB02

London Mercedes-Benz Citaro Bendy Bus

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DPB02 - London Artic/Bendy Bus

Actual size = 52mm x 16mm - Released 1st September 2018

Our second Enamel Pin Badge commemorates the Mercedes-Benz Citaro Bendy Bus that operated in the City of London.
A commemorative of the Go-Ahead London Central Mercedes-Benz Citaro Bendy Bus MAL 82 BX54 UDM.

This badge, with artwork designed in-house, is taken from a photograph of the original Bendy Bus by Tony Wilson while on route 12 to Oxford Circus in 2011.

DPB03

Southdown NBC
Leyland National PCD80R

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DPB03 - Southdown Leyland National NBC PCD80R

Actual size = 43mm x 24mm - Released 11th October 2019

Our third Enamel Pin Badge commemorates of the Southdown NBC Leyland National MKI single deck bus, another exclusive product on offer from Dinnages Publishing.

This issue has been specially commissioned by us as a commemorative collectable with sales of this badge enabling a donation on every badge towards the preservation costs of this Southdown Mark I Leyland National. This badge, with artwork designed in-house, is taken from a photograph of preserved PCD80R, based on a period of 1984 seen on Flickr by PD3.

The first ten were donated to the owner of the vehicle in preservation.


To support the preservation of this vehicle you can read more here

DPB04

Stagecoach Southdown Dennis Dart J501GCD

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DPB04 - Stagecoach Southdown Dennis Dart J501GCD

Actual size = 43mm x 17mm - Released 22nd February 2020

Our fourth Enamel Pin Badge highlights the preserved Stagecoach Southdown Alexander Dash Dennis Dart J501GCD new in 1991, sporting the ‘stripy’ livery.

501 was the first Dart out of a batch of 52 GCD Darts to be delivered to Stagecoach South. Nearly all have been since scrapped. This is still Owned by Stagecoach and is based at Worthing Depot One of the only preserved Darts around.

This issue was actually the first suggestion for a badge, which brought about this series by an enthusiast of historic buses. Our badge is taken from a photograph of preserved 501, based on a period of 2019 and seen on Flickr by Simon Beeston. This badge has sold far more than we expected in such a short period of time, considering we had only attended one event since its release in February 2020.

DPE01

Southdown Emblem Radiator badge

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DPE01 - Southdown Emblem Radiator badge

Actual size = 29mm x 13mm - Released 30th August 2020

Our emblem has been drawn from a real plaque, previouly taken off of a Southdown vehicle at some point during its life, now one of many items we have hanging on our walls. The original item and made from glassfibre, could be seen on the front bonnet of the Leyland Titan PD3s, the coaches and other vehicles in the Southdown fleet, while many can still be seen attached to a variety of those now in preservation. These when found for sale can be in excess of £100 or more.

The typical Mackenzie script is well known and stands out in the cream on the green background, with edges picked out with the brass, copying the style on those vehicles and the rectangular shape clearly shows the gentle raised middle and the lower point, therefore the badge truly represents what is seen as in the Southdown livery, a real emblem as used on the vehicles and not just as a generic rectangle, oval or rounded badge with a Southdown name added in the middle.

Our new style Emblem badge is therefore for those who collect bus badges, in particular this new release is aimed at the Southdown Enthusiasts. Certificated and laser engraved, numbers allocated are normally selected at random, you can request a number if available, however priority is those opted in as a subscriber.

DPB05

Brighton Tramcar

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DPB05-Brighton Tramcar

DPB05 - Brighton Tramcar F Class

Actual size = 30mm x 43mm – Released 1st November 2020

This badge released in November 2020 is to mark Brighton Corporation’s electric tramway system, where under the 1900 Act, commenced service on the 25 November 1901 when the first car was ceremonially driven by the mayor John Stafford.

The increasing suburban development of the 1930s, the tram routes were consequently withdrawn and replaced by trolleybuses and buses from the 26 April 1939 while the last Brighton tram ran from Upper Rock Gardens to the Old Steine at 2 a.m. on 1 September 1939, bringing to an end thirty-eight years of almost accident-free silent service. An estimated 52 million miles had been run, 629 million passengers carried, and a profit of £54,000 made by the Brighton trams. The Art Deco styling of trams were lavish and luxurious, with beautiful wooden clad compartments.

This fifth enamel pin badge in our vehicle series depicts an historic vehicle of an F Class Brighton Tram as in service between 1937 and 1939. The design builds on our previous four badges with much more detailed artwork for this unique styling of yet another exclusive and limited edition collectible pin badge.

Our design has taken over a year to perfect through the meticulous study of F Class Brighton Trams by our own in-house artist. Using drawings and photographs from many publications and images of what were very young in the fleet, numbers 51, 52 and 53 were built by the Corporation and coming to the road in 1937, these reused the same fleet numbers 51-53 as the first trams of those same numbers of the Class B trams back in 1914. The F class were the last open-top trams to enter normal passenger service in this country.

It is also amazing to think that only one F Class, number 53, is the only surviving Brighton passenger tram, only in service for two years before being scrapped for its metal, while the lower saloon, having the upper seats and rails removed, became a garden shed in Partridge Green. Now under full restoration by Guy Hall and his team, tram 53 has been in use as a shed and under potential restoration for longer than she ran in passenger service. The last public viewing of unrestored Tram 53 was to be seen at the Brighton Buses 85th anniversary celebrations on Madeira Drive in 1986, while the works tramcar also survives, being originally saved by the former Lewes Works Superintendent for use as a summer house from 1939 until donated in 2019 now also saved alongside 53.

Our donations to the Brighton Tram 53 Society in a variety of ways have been in excess of £700 in cash and value. We would encourage like minded enthusiasts to donate too.

Find out more about the Tramway & Light Railway Society here

DPB06

TBA

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DPB06 - To be announced by Dinnages Publishing

Intended release to the public in Winter 2020



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