24.7.13

Frank's Badges (Research)


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There was no way to create this listing in one attempt, so there will be multiple updates/additions/corrections on this page.  It has been an amazing collaborative effort and the Rocky community has really come through.  Thanks to Andy Davies, Brandon Sutrina, Christopher Froehler, Steve Millikin, Ari Tress, Shawn Anthony, Jeff Baker, Mark Ferguson, and Herman Ceulemans.

The Mick Rock book has some fabulous photos of Tim's jacket if you want to view an original source.  The photos provided here are to the best of my knowledge, and notation is made where needed.  Often there are very similar badges available.

The.Bajman on eBay has most of the easy to find badges as well as some of the patches.  Andy Davies also recommends the-ton-up.com but says they sell out quickly.   If you're searching on eBay remember to look on the UK site as well (http://ebay.co.uk) and search for "badge" instead of "pin".


Badge: UK Hell's Angels
Quantity: 1
Placement: Middle of left breast, towards the sleeve.
Procurement: Not too difficult, but if you're looking on eBay the auctions are often taken down.  Make a note of the seller's name so you can contact them if that happens.


Badge: Fulham Anglers Club
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Lower-middle of left breast
Procurement: Originals go for a lot, but reproductions are available (photo is of a reproduction).


Photo: Christopher Froehler

Badge: The Jolly Rogers
Quantity: 1
Placement: Middle left breast, about an inch below the collar
Procurement: Comes in two sizes - the smaller one is correct.  Easy to find in the large size, much harder in the small.


Badge: Wimbledon Speedway 1972
Quantity: 1
Placement: Left Shoulder
Procurement: A bit difficult, but the 1973 badge is nearly identical and much easier to find.  


Badge: Here For The Beer
Quantity: 1
Placement: Upper right side
Procurement: Easy.


Photo: Christopher Froehler

Badge: Scott
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Left breast
Procurement: Medium difficulty.  Should be gold-colored, but silver is easier to find.



Badge: Blue Triumph
Quantity: 3 (updated)
Placement: Next to The Concorde pin and by The Norton Racer on left breast. Below the BMW pin on right breast (updated).
Procurement: Not too difficult, but notice the extra silver in the lower left border of Tim's (left).

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: BMW
Quantity: 1
Placement:
Procurement: Easy to find in square shape, more difficult in rounded rectangle.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Royal Enfield
Quantity: 1
Placement: Middle of right breast.
Procurement: Easy to find in rectangle shape, more difficult in oval with blue in center.


Badge: Butlin's 1967
Quantity: 1
Placement: Upper left breast under the Wimbledon badge
Procurement: Takes a little patience, but they do turn up.


Badge: Colex
Quantity: 2
Procurement: Very difficult; the last original one I watched closed at £128.00. Reproductions are available (pictured).


Badge: Blue & White Checkered Triumph
Quantity: 3
Placement:  Upper left breast by top of zipper, lower left breast left of center, lower right breast next to zipper,
Procurement: Very rare, but easy to find in other colors

Photo: Brandon Sutrina



Badge: Checkered (Chequered) Flag
Quantity: 5
Placement:  1 on each collar tip, 1 above center left chain stud, 1 on upper right breast, and 1 on lower right breast near zipper.
Procurement: The 7x5 (right) checkered flag is easy to find, the 6x4 (left) is accurate and fairly easy.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Jawa
Quantity: 4
Placement:  Mid left breast towards the zipper
Procurement: Difficult.

Photo: Andy Davies

Badge: Concorde
Quantity: 1
Placement: Upper middle left breast
Procurement: I've seen two come through eBay over the years, so they're out there.  Similar badges from different years exist..


Badge: 59
Quantity: 1 (i think)
Placement: Right breast, above center chain rivet/stud
Procurement: 59 badge for £4 if you join the 59 club (membership is £16/year).  Recently went for £10.50 and £23.99.


Badge: Dresda Racing
Quantity: 5
Placement: Mid and Lower left breast near sleeve edge, upper right breast near collar's tip, inner right breast near zipper, and outer right breast near the center.
Procurement: Easy, but they come in two common sizes so check before you buy.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Matchless
Quantity: 3
Placement: 2 on the lower left breast, 1 on the upper right breast
Procurement: Rectangle ones are easy, but they should be more rounded.


Badge: Boy Scouts (I think this is correct, someone please let me know otherwise)
Quantity: 1
Placement: Mid-left breast near sleeve seam
Procurement: Fairly easy.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Jaguar
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Lower left breast next to The Vincent badge
Procurement: Easy to find in similar styles, somewhat difficult to find correctly.


Badge: Husqvarna
Quantity: 2
Placement:
Procurement: Fairly easy.  Some versions have "motor cycles" on one line (correct) and some are on two lines.


Badge: CZ (Česká Zbrojovka)
Quantity: 3
Placement:  Upper left shoulder, below the Wimbledon badge, lower left breast near the zipper, and outer right breast next to Adoremus Dominum.
Procurement: Easy to find in other colors, difficult to find in this blue.  Also, a lot of them have an extra circle that they shouldn't.


Badge: 1971 Motor Cycle Shows
Quantity: 2
Placement:  Lower left breast near zipper and Middle of right breast below collar.
Procurement: Somewhat difficult to find - recently went for £42.77.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Isle of Man
Quantity: 1
Placement: Right breast; lower middle
Procurement: Somewhat difficult, but they are out there.  

Photo: Andy Davies

Badge: Olympia 1971 BMF
Quantity: 2
Placement:  Mid-left breast below the collar, and lower right breast near the zipper.
Procurement: Difficult.

Photo: Andy Davies

Badge: 1969 Brighton Show BMF
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Mid right breast near zipper.
Procurement: Difficult.


Badge: Think!
Quantity: 1
Placement: Lower right breast somewhat under the BMF Olympia badge.
Procurement: Easy, but comes in two common sizes so check before buying.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Master of Mallory
Quantity: 1
Placement: Lower right breast above the center chain rivet.
Procurement: Easy to find in all silver, difficult to find in yellow.  Last one I found in yellow went for £29.00.


Photo: Christopher Froehler

Badge: Nurburgring
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Right breast near zipper
Procurement: The reversed red/white version is easy.  


Badge: Tri-BSA Blue Oval
Quantity: 1
Placement: Lower-middle of right bright
Procurement: Somewhat easy.


Badge: BSA Red Rounded Rectangle
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Upper right shoulder
Procurement: Somewhat easy.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Norton Red Rounded Rectangle
Quantity: 2
Placement:  Lower-center on left breast above the chain stud, and lower-center on right breast.
Procurement: Medium-difficult.


Badge: Norton Black Rounded Rectangle
Quantity: 2
Placement:
Procurement: Easy.


Badge: Adoremus Dominum ("Let us adore God")
Quantity: 1
Placement: Outer right breast near the sleeve seam.
Procurement: Nobody is certain what or where this is from.

Photo: Andy Davies

Badge: BMF Black Background
Quantity: 1
Placement:
Procurement: Somewhat difficult, but similar versions are easy to find.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina
Badge: Norton Racer
Quantity: 1
Placement:
Procurement: .


Badge: Panther
Quantity: 1
Placement: Upper right shoulder
Procurement: Easy, though I suspect they are mostly reproductions.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: Ton Up Kid
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Middle of left breast towards the zipper.
Procurement: Easy to find, but comes in 2 common sizes so check before buying.

Photo: Andy Davies

Badge: BMF 1968 Rally - Stanford Hall
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Middle of left breast
Procurement: Difficult.


Badge: The Vincent
Quantity: 1
Placement: Inner left breast near zipper, and....
Procurement: Easy to find in silver, but should be gold (brass?)



Badge: Racer 7
Quantity: 1
Placement: Middle of left breast
Procurement: Not too hard, though Tim's is more turquoise than blue.


Badge: Checkered & UK Flag
Quantity: 1
Placement: Middle of left breast
Procurement: Easy.

pictureBadge: Rose of England
Quantity: 1
Placement:
Procurement: Easy to find in yellow background, difficult to find with black.  Use a marker.


Badge: Earl's Court Ally Pally
Quantity: 1
Placement:
Procurement: Somewhat difficult.  Recently went for $39.99 and £39.00


Badge: Silverstone
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Right breast, lower middle area
Procurement: Easy to find in octagonal shape, more difficult to find round, but they are out there.

Photo: Andy Davies

Badge: Sunbeam
Quantity: 1
Placement:  Left shoulder
Procurement: I haven't had any luck finding this one.  Reproductions are in the works.

Photo: Brandon Sutrina

Badge: 6-5 Rock'n'Roll Club Special
Quantity: 2
Placement:  Mid-left breast, and right breast almost under the tip of the collar.
Procurement: Difficult to find and they go for a lot.


Badge: Petty Officer 2nd class
Quantity: 1
Placement: Left breast nearly under the collar
Procurement: Easy



Badge: Mao Zedung
Quantity: 1
Placement: Middle of right breast, not in the film (Blog entry here)
Procurement: Unknown, though it's easy to make reproductions (pictured right)

3 comments:

  1. I have the 65 Rock and roll and the square Jawa badges as replica's they are 10 bucks a shot let me know if your interested predictamike@yahoo.com.

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  2. Lots of research done here, that is for sure.
    Small correction to be made regarding the blue Triumph badge count, more than just one I believe.
    One is next to The Concorde pin and another by The Norton Racer on the left breast. One on the right breast below the BMW pin, total of three. Cheers and super work.

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