Picked up a couple of years ago - RC Signals "Jimmy"

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    rolleye
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    Picked up a couple of years ago - RC Signals "Jimmy"

    Post by rolleye on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:10 am

    Two posts with a week... new record for me :)

    While on vacation a couple of summers ago in the Penetanguichene ON region I wandered into a second hand store. I wasn't really expecting find much ... then I noticed a winged foot statued fellow on a trophy type base.

    The next day was a Militaria/Gun show - maybe the big fall show in Etobicoke, ON and I took it down there. I met a fellow who kew about them - he offered me $ 50 which I politely refused. He told me - if memory serves - that they are called Jimmies - not sure of the spelling - and are given out by the Royal Canadian Singnals for various things. I think he also said that there are a couple of styles for the statue and this was the older style. I should have paid more attention at the time.

    I think it is made of sterling and though a little tarnished is in very good condition. The base doesn't really fit and it looks like a plate was removed from one of the sides - maybe a name plate but I really don't know. edit - Royal Canadian Signals goes around the center of the globe - edit.

    Here are some pictures:


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    Anyone have any more more info on on it - I use it to hang memory sticks and other stuff - quite handy.


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    Re: Picked up a couple of years ago - RC Signals "Jimmy"

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:34 am

    Very cool! I've seen one of those somewhere around here...can't recall where though.


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    Re: Picked up a couple of years ago - RC Signals "Jimmy"

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:53 am

    This is an interesting item. Do I see a Canadian Forces Communications Command badge? It is barely visible in the first photo. If so IIRC this would date this sometime between 1970 and the mid 90's??


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    Re: Picked up a couple of years ago - RC Signals "Jimmy"

    Post by rolleye on Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:55 am

    Yes, I think so. i have been told that there are a couple styles of the statue and this may be an older one.

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