From dealers in diecast models in the late eighties, buying and selling books and photographs on transport, publishing our own photographs then postcards from our own library of images and commissioned artwork, we have now commenced a range of Enamel Pin Badges for the collector and enthusiast.
Each of our badges 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 will not repeat the same design, with more than a third of our first were sold in only four months, so these are very time limited, we do reserve the right to refuse potential bulk buying. Therefore once a run has sold out we might only reissue a similar design for example instead of the nearside, a new version could be released as an offside while a different style of livery.
DPB01 – Commemorating 60 years of the Southdown PD3 £7+P&P
Our first Enamel Pin Badge was to commemorate the 60 years of the Southdown Leyland Titan PD3s still seen in traditional livery and depicting 409 DCD in its open top form.
DPB02 – The London Bendy Bus £7+P&P
First released Sunday 1st September 2018, our second Enamel Pin Badge commemorates the Mercedes-Benz Citaro Bendy Bus that operated in the City of London.
This issue has been specially commissioned by us as 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 – The Leyland National in NBC Southdown livery £7+P&P
Released to the public on Friday 11th October 2019, our third Enamel Pin Badge commemorates 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 issue 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 and seen on Flickr by PD3.
To support the preservation of this vehicle read more here
DPB04 – Stagecoach South Southdown £7+P&P
J501GCD 1991 Alexander Dash Dennis Dart, 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. Released to the public on Saturday 22nd February 2020.
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.