T in Circle - Three Shades of Blue

  1-Jan-2017 
T in Circle - Three Shades of Blue

The jackets on the white waistcoat badges can often be found in two distinct shades of blue - widely described as light blue and dark blue - this generic description helps the Golly Checklist to maintain an objective catalogue of badges. Whilst minor shade variations can be found it is generally very accurate to assume that only these two blue jacket shades exist, however on occasions I have come across a variation with an extreme dark blue or conversely an extreme light blue. Below is an example of the extreme dark blue variation on the T in circle white waistcoat Standard:

 

The first two badges show the normal light and dark blue variations but the third badge is clearly a much darker blue. As badges were enamelled in batches it is highly likely that other examples exist - I would be interested to hear from anyone else with a similar example...