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Rare WW1 Middlesbrough Volunteer Training Corps VTC Bronze Cap badge - Gaunt London

Heavy bronze die cast badge with two original lugs (east - west) with town arms for Middlesbrough with scroll beneath. Maker marked J R Gaunt London lightly stamped on reverse of shield. This variant is not listed in Kipling and King. In great condition and with no damage. A smasher!

The bronzed pattern is discussed on the site below and the conclusion of the author is that it is most probably VTC. A white metal version was worn by the Inspectors on Middlesbrough trams.

http://www.tramwaybadgesandbuttons.com/page148/styled-79/page281/page281.html

Comm FB

Code: 59955Price: 125.00 GBP


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WW1 Dover Town Council ( Kent ) / Red Cross War Fund Raising Badge Pin Brooch

Scarce bronze badge with pin to reverse, slight twist to C clasp but still functional. Three shields within circlet stating "Pro Patria 1915 - Ville et Portus Dovor". Good condition.

In July 1915 with the first anniversary of Britain’s entry into the war approaching, the Dover town council decided the event should be commemorated by asking the town's folk to perform a specific act of “self-sacrifice” by donating some gold or silver object. The collection would then be sold and the proceeds donated to the Red Cross in the name of the King, to help wounded soldiers. In return those who gave items would later receive “a small bronze brooch, ring or pendant, or souvenir, bearing the arms of Dover, the date 1915, the motto “Pro Patria””. It was said, “that a little souvenir of the War like that would afterwards be extremely valuable and appreciated more than the articles exchanged for it” (Dover Express 30 July 1915).

In the event 6,835 objects were donated which realised £427 10s 10d at a London auction in November. Together with cash donations and fund raising events the “Dover’s Gift to the King” fund raised at least £883. The bronze badges, or brooches as they were described, and pendants were distributed early in 1916.

Often mistakenly described as either a VTC or special constable item.

Coll

Code: 59954Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW1 Volunteer Training Reserve VTC - The Inns of Court Reserve Corps ( RC ), Bronze Collar Badge, 1914 - 1919

Part of the Volunteer Force recreated in WW1, the letters R and C for Reserve Corps were worn on tab ends of the scroll. The badge was worn without a crown and neither did it carry the battle honour for South Africa. A good die struck collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall. Scarce.

Churchill, No 2000 refers.

A155.2

Code: 59953Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 - 1914 Warwickshire Pals Birmingham Battalion Vounteers Enamel Lapel Badge

Professionally converted to a pin fitting with horseshoe fitting removed, presumably for wear as a sweetheart. Some slight enamel chipping to the 'A" in " Battalion " but otherwise in good condition. Maker marked to reverse W J Dingley, B'Ham ( Birmingham )

A147

Code: 59952Price: 85.00 GBP


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WW1 Lord Derby Scheme Khaki Cloth Arm Band, with good issue stamps

A good clean example of the armband awarded to early Volunteers for service at the front. Good issue stamps to the inside, issued by Army Council. No buttons and with a slight stain to red imperial felt crown, otherwise in good condition and moth free.

A60.2

Code: 59950Price: 48.00 GBP


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WW1 Home Front - West Lancashire National Reserve Gilt and Enamel Buttonhole Badge

Large pattern version, circa 3.4cm tall and 2.7cm wide. In generally good condition with signs of wear, but no damage to enamel. Maker marked J R Gaunt London.

Coll.

Code: 59943Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 Home Front - Scarce Dundee Women's Suffrage Society War Relief Fund Gilt and Enamel Badge

An attractive gilt and enamel badge which shows the crest of the city of Dundee, 29mm in diameter. It is engraved with 37/2 and has the maker's details on the reverse Rattray, Dundee. It also has an extra loop mounted on it for a safety chain (the safety chain is no longer present). In good condition with only a small bit of surface damage to the surface of the enamel at about 1 o'clock.

On the outbreak of WW1 the Dundee Women's Suffrage Society of their office and staff for war work was "gratefully accepted by Lord Provost on behalf of the City of Dundee" and a committee was formed, who styled themselves as the 'Dundee Women's War Relief Fund Committee'.

Coll.

Code: 59942Price: 85.00 GBP


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WW1 Home Front - On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Badge by Gaunt

An exceptionally good condition original First World War official War Workers badge, the reverse with maker's details "J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd London" also stamped with a "K" and issue number "33847". The gilt is still bright and without signs of wear, original buttonhole fitting. Circa 43mm tall.

Coll.

Code: 59941Price: 12.00 GBP


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WW1 Home Front - On His Majesty's Service ( O.H.M.S. ) Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co. Ltd On War Service - W.S. & E. Co Ltd Buttonhole Lapel Badge

Gilt bright and enamel in good undamaged condition. Stamped "526" on reverse. 3.1 cm in diameter. Based on the River Tyne, this company is of Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland interest.

Coll.

Code: 59940Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Home Front - National Reserve Oxfordshire Gilt Lapel Badge

A scarce First World War period 'Oxfordshire National Reserve gilt badge'. Mint condition complete with original buttonhole fitting, gilt remains bright. Circa 25mm in diameter. This looks like it was made yesterday (but I promise it wasn't!)

E44.1

Code: 59927Price: 55.00 GBP

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