I've always enjoyed finding badges to pin to my lapel. As far back as the 60's in art school I can remember making my own - usually from card with a simple safety pin sellotaped to the back. I think the first was an ironic Bert Weedon Fan Club badge ( Bert was a popular guitarist famous for his pamphlet "Play In A Day" ) . Began finding other badges and brooches in junk shops and flea markets. Hazel and Archie collect them too so between us have quite a varied selection from advertising, pop and rock, political, children's, souvenirs etc. Then from 1980's onwards the occasional mail art badge turned up - we even designed and made some ourselves usually with the help of Mark Pawson and his badge making machine.

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