Button badge goodness: Assorted record company logo pins

For no reason other than on my travels over the years I have come across these and I do love a nice little enamel lapel pin, here are a few record company logo badges. The most unusual is probably the Genetic Records badge – Martin Rushent’s label back in the day. The Capitol and Parlophone ones came via an early Record Store Day goodie bag courtesy of London’s fine Sister Ray records on Berwick Street.

Various record company logo badges

^ Various record company logo badges

Genetic Records button badge

^ Genetic Records button badge

Parlophone Records button badge

^ Parlophone Records button badge

Capitol Records button badge

^ Capitol Records button badge

Factory Communications Limited button badge

^ Factory Communications Limited button badge

4 Responses to “Button badge goodness: Assorted record company logo pins”

  1. Those Factory/Genetic Records pins are superb. What was their provenance?

  2. admin says:

    The Factory one is a modern copy, its not an original. The Genetic one is quite another story. It actually came via the estate of the late and very great John McGeogh, of all people. After he passed on all too soon, some of his effects were sold on, amongst them a selection of badges of various kinds that I can but assume were gathered from his many and varied travels – amongst them the Genetic one.

  3. Astounding! So you bought some of John McGeoch’s badge collection on eBay??!! That is surreal. But it makes sense, with Genetic Records issuing the debut Visage 7″ of “Tar.”

  4. admin says:

    It did seem quite surreal, it was John’s daughter who was selling off various items, some years ago – there was some PiL era stage wear too, if I recall. I was fortunate enough to get a few Siouxsie and the Banshees badges and a mixed lot which included the Genetic one – does make sense that it might be the Visage connection, yes.

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