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Unfortunately your Trident is a copy being produced for Andrew Butler in the UK who sell on eBay as the old_ club_badges.  I've read where he is not well liked by UK collectors due to his copies ending up in the hands of unscrupulous insignia sellers who turn around and sell his copies as originals.  The real one is hard to come by and I have tried in the past to locate the company who produced them based on the manufacture's name of "Johnson" and street name of "Warner Avenue" in Huntington Beach, California.  I found a bunch of people with the same last name of JOHNSON with an address off of Warner Avenue in Huntington Beach (see below).  I'm guessing they are all related and have businesses off of Warner Avenue.  Besides the first Tridents from the early 1970s this is the hardest variant of Trident to locate.    The real ones don't look that great either so I don't know if they were ever worn by members of the Seal Teams.

 

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Mulligan & Johnson, which also operates under the name Perqs, is located in Huntington Beach, California. This organization primarily operates in the Bar (Drinking Places) business / industry within the Eating and Drinking Places sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 40 years. 

 

Kathleen Johnson, age 56, 6301 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, California (DOB 11.30.63) 

 

Colette M Johnson, age 67. 4167 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA, 92649-4264

 

John H Johnson Inc, 4167 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

 

Robert W. Johnson, 4682 Warner Ave., Apt C310, Huntington Beach, CA

 

David Johnson, age 46, 6242 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

 

Dr. Jeffery Johnson DDS, 6086 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

 

Dr. Gregory L. Johnson DDS, 6968 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA

 

 

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Basic Rifleman
On 10/9/2020 at 8:04 PM, RobS. said:

K 22 N is Wilbur C. Kiff Co. Attleboro MA. I Have one in gold in my collection. Rob


 

Can we confirm this makers mark? If so, W.C. Kiff appears to have gone out of business in the 1970's possibly making these badges "good". There are few "K-22-N" IOH marks found on badges on eBay and Worthpoint, and this may be a indication of a small operation. A few have attributed "K-22" to Krew, but I feel pretty confident in saying this might be incorrect. Does anyone have any older IOH vendor registries or something concrete to connect the dots here?

 

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TalonZR2

Hello 

I have a couple of Tridents I'm looking to find out what their worth 

I'm fighting cancer and selling all my collections to raise money for treatment 

Any help would be appreciated

Thank you for your time

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Tonomachi

The Trident is real and made by The Lordship Industries and I believe it is their earlier design with the elongated hollowing on the rear but it is not worth a great deal of money as it is not one of the original three companies (Antaya, NS Meyer or Vanguard) that produced them around 1970.  This one I'm guessing came out in the 1980s and would probably sell for something like 25 to 35 dollars at most.   The bottom full size enlisted silver UDT badge made by Antaya was short lived and is one of the original badges made around 1970.  However it doesn't sell for a great deal of money like the full size silver or gold Tridents of the same era and manufacture.  They sell for around 45 to 55 dollars.  

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