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Early Brass and Enamel Women's Institute Pin Lapel Badge Brooch
An attractive Women's Institute ( the WI ) pin badge in enamel and brass. The enamel is in good condition (slight firing fault to right hand side of centre of the rose). Functional and original pin fitting and c clasp to reverse. Maker marked W.O. Lewis Badges Ltd, B'ham. In good condition.
Junior Imperial and Constitutional League Young Conservatives Membership Lapel Badge
A good example of an early political party badge for the Junior Imperial and Constitutional League. Crowned oval gilded brass badge, the central device being a lion within 'For Empire' patriotic title surmounted by the enamelled 'Flag of St George' and 'Union Jack Flag', the horseshoe title scrolls below inlaid with blue enamel; the reverse bearing maker's details W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, gilt remains bright, no damage to the enamel, lovely condition. Circa 2.4cm tall.
The 'Junior Imperial and Constitutional League' was formed in 1906 with objectives to encourage practical political work and organisation among the young Conservatives in Britain.
Code: 61240Price: 15.00 GBP
WW1 Souvenir Verdun French Brooch Pin Badge - They Shall Not Pass!
An attractive badge, the part voided version with original pin fittings. Silver washed. 36mm in diameter. Sharp detail but with a small hole at 6 o'clock, possibly for the attachment of a safety chain.
The motto "On ne passe pass" (They shall not pass) was most famously used during the Battle of Verdun in World War I by French General Robert Nivelle. It appeared on propaganda posters, such as that by Maurice Neumont after the Second Battle of the Marne, which was later adopted on uniform badges by units manning the Maginot Line.
Code: 61237Price: 16.00 GBP
WW2 Home Front - Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Chrome and Enamel Lapel Badge
King 's crown, enamel in very good condition. Horseshoe lapel fitting. Maker marked Fattorini & Sons Ltd, Bradford Works, Birmingham. Circa 2.8cm tall. Post 1943.
Code: 60834Price: 12.00 GBP
Green Howards- North Riding of Yorkshire- Home Guard Association Enamel Lapel Badge
A small brass and enamel lapel badge with buttonhole fitting to the reverse (fitting slightly twisted). The titles " Green Howards N.R. " backed with green enamel between red enamel backed " Home Guard " and " Association ". Enamel in very good condition. Scarce.
Code: 60448Price: 55.00 GBP
Radnor Home Guard ( HG) Brass Cap Badge, QEII Issue
A good stiff brass badge with original slider. Queens crown denotes post 1952. Welsh Home Guard unit, 2nd phase, 1951 to 1957.
In December 1951, the Home Guard, disbanded in 1945, was again raised, to be finally stood down in July 1957. Some units had badges produced at their own expense, and this included the Radnor Home Guard. The county was in the South Wales Borderers' recruiting area but permission was sought and granted for the old badge of the Royal Radnor Rifles Militia to be adopted. The second phase pattern badge had a Queen's crown and had "H.G." added to the centre. Sealed pattern 29th July 1953.
K&K Vol 2, No 2435 refers.
Code: 60349Price: 18.00 GBP
WW2 Home Front - Victory Medal Australia
Circa 27mm in diameter a brass medallion with loop for suspension. Obverse: A knight wielding a sword superimposed on a map of Australia with the date 1945 below. On the Reverse a map of the World with the words Victory Medal to the edges and small maker details to the bottom of the design, Stokes of Melbourne.
Code: 60283Price: 10.00 GBP
Northern Ireland War Memorial Building Fund Post WW2 Gilt Brass Pin Badge
3cm tall, crest in middle depicts military scenes in each quarter: ships, planes, tanks and parachutes, so post WW2. Pin and C clasp original and in good condition. Unusual Irish collectable.
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Home Guard Old Comrades Association Silver Plated Spoon - 42 (County of London) Battalion
Home Guard OCA silver plated (EPNS marked). Enamel in good condition. Queen's crown therefore post 1953 period.
Part of the South-West Sub-District, London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) Home Guard, which was comprised of the following units:
No.1 Battalion 41st County of London (Ilford), No.2 Battalion 42nd County of London (East Sheen), No.3 Battalion 43rd County of London (Chiswick), No.4 Battalion 44th County of London (Camberwell), No.5 Battalion 45th County of London (Isleworth), No.6 Battalion 46th County of London (Finchley), No.7 Battalion 60th County of London (Willesden).
Code: 60127Price: 10.00 GBP
WW2 British Red Cross Society Agriculture Fund, Collection Identification Badge
A small Second World War gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "J.R. Gaunt London". Good condition with minor marks to gilt, original pin fitting, no damage to the enamel. 23mm tall.
The Duke of Gloucester's Appeal was launched in 1939 and was based around the county committees of the National Farmers Union, funds were raised around the agricultural community by the organisation of garden fetes, horse shows and gymkhanas and the auctions of donated livestock sold in aid of the fund.
Code: 60124Price: 8.00 GBP
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