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littlewiggy



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:58 pm 
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Picked this little lovely up from a European seller, which has an interesting story attached to it ...





The 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally was the first of two World Cup Rallies to be held - the motor rally started at Wembley Stadium in London on 19 April 1970 and finished in Mexico City on 27 May 1970, covering approximately 16,000 miles (25,700 km) through Europe and South America.

The event was the brainchild of Wylton Dickson, and was to mark the fact that the 1966 FIFA World Cup had been held in London and that the upcoming 1970 FIFA World Cup was to be held in Mexico. Dickson approached the renowned British rally driver Paddy Hopkirk and together they went to The Daily Mirror for sponsorship.

As well as professional rally drivers, the event attracted a number of well known people, including the footballer (and 1966 England World Cup squad member) Jimmy Greaves, who finished a very creditable sixth, and HRH Prince Michael of Kent, who failed to finish.

Here's a couple of pics of Greavesie ...




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:09 pm 
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Also picked up this lovely curiosity from Germany that is attached to the 1974 World Cup ... a World Cup Autumn Hike in Roth, Bavaria.

Very unusual I thought ... it's quite large and very heavy for a pin badge, you'd certainly know you were wearing it ...





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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Nice one Wiggy. Funny that the 74 badge design is based on the old Jules Rimet trophy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:32 pm 
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Nice one Wiggy. Funny that the 74 badge design is based on the old Jules Rimet trophy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:36 pm 
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Yes I picked up on that too Sean. As this was 1973, the autumn before the tournament, I tried to find out when the new trophy for the '74 tournament was unveiled but had no luck.

Must admit though, it was the Jules Rimet top that made me notice it when I was having an idle browse, as neither of these badges were listed in football sections.
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Nice one Wiggy. Funny that the 74 badge design is based on the old Jules Rimet trophy
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Five and In



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:03 pm 
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That German one is a beaut Wiggy.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Five and In wrote:
That German one is a beaut Wiggy.
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Cheers buddy, unfortunately my scanner doesn't like silver badges, here's a better pic ...



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:35 pm 
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littlewiggy wrote:
Five and In wrote:
That German one is a beaut Wiggy.
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Cheers buddy, unfortunately my scanner doesn't like silver badges, here's a better pic ...





Not surprised it is top heavy Wig, look at the size of those knockers! Thumbs Up Scouse Scouse Laughing
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Laughing Laughing Laughing

I had noticed Leslie, I believe she's Nike, Goddess of Victory.
She doesn't look quite so brazen on my other Jules Rimet badges though.
I think she went bra-less for this one.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Great badges nice to see something different.
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AJLFC85 wrote:
Great badges nice to see something different.



Cheers buddy. I'm a big fan of the older German badges, they always seem to be of great quality. I have quite a few 'German Favourites' in my world cup collections, including these two lovely medal badges for West Germany 74 and Spain 82 ...







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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:50 pm 
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littlewiggy wrote:
AJLFC85 wrote:
Great badges nice to see something different.



Cheers buddy. I'm a big fan of the older German badges, they always seem to be of great quality. I have quite a few 'German Favourites' in my world cup collections, including these two lovely medal badges for West Germany 74 and Spain 82 ...







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Are these 2 photos scanned images at all-very high quality for sure and 2 nice items. Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:24 pm 
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They are Leslie, for once my scanner liked these two!

(It hates gold / silver coloured reflective badges normally)

I scan all mine at 300pxls, but it's still a lottery as to how good they come out.

I have found a few more of these German beauties from time to time, but the sellers have refused to sell abroad, which is a bugger. I can't complain though, as I only sell to UK buyers myself.
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