Welcome to Customs Collector!
11 May 2013
1. The site was defaced and access for members became problematic, this has subsequently been restored. Members are invited to request their login details be resent to their registered email address and then request a password rest.
2. A number of personal issues intruded upon my ability to devote as much time as I normally do to the website. These issues have largely settled down and I am looking forward to putting out a bumper round of site updates, including details about a new book from a retired Canadian Customs Officer.
3. Updates will include new images from Australia (published recently), USA, UK, Russia, Czech Republic and more. I welcome any new information and images for the site.
4. The accompanying image to the left is that of the Honour Customs Administration of the Czech Republic. The badge is awarded for exceptional merit in the performance of tasks for the benefit of the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic. It is made from silver plated alloy with dimensions of 42x30mm. It has the shape of a winged helmet and sticks, wrapped by two mutually entwined snakes, on top are placed gilded stylized letters CS. The accompanying ribbon, measuring 32x12mm is made in blue with a white stripe in the middle. Minature stylised letters CS are placed within (Image and information courtesy Jaroslav Polach).
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Customs Collector is dedicated to Customs Officers and to collectors of Customs Insignia. This site contains images and information of Customs insignia / badges and pins from 191 nations around the globe.
If you have images of insignia not represented on this site, either consider sending me an email with the insignia and information attached for me to publish, or else consider joining and contributing to the collection yourself.
Please note: This web site is not endorsed by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. The Australian Customs & Border Protection Service is aware of this web site and has asked that all comments and opinions reflect only the collection of Customs Insignia. All comments and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect those of the department or represent the department in any official way.