WW1 Tribute Medal
Scotswood Newcastle Northumberland WW1 Tribute Medal named to E. Edgar Royal Garrison Artillery ( RGA )
Scotswood is a district of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland (now Tyne & Wear). This is an exceptionally attractive WW1 tribute medal in enamels and hallmarked silver, which could also have been worn as a watch fob, and has been adapted later as a pin brooch. While the pin is... read more
WW1 Patriotic Spelter Metal Picture Frame - The Home Front - The North Sea Theatre and the Royal Navy Celebrated
A very attractive original WW1 British Home Front / Royal Navy Tribute Frame. The frame is of heavy cast spelter metal depicting the Home Front with a map of Great Britain and its surrounding seas with major events marked such as the Battle of Jutland, the Sinking of Lusitania and the naval base of the Home Fleet, Scarpa Flow. Around the edge of the frame are the names of the key Admirals: J... read more
Wigan Lancashire War Souvenir Xmas 1914 Enamel Lapel / Pin Badge Brooch
Some small chips to enamel and surface wear, but with original and functional pin fitting. Circa 26mm in diameter. My thanks to James for the following confirmation:
"As the Christmas season approached in 1914 and with it the stark realisation that the war would not be over by then (as many had hoped), Alderman Grimshaw , the Mayor of Wigan, launched a fund in order to provide ... read more
WW1 Tribute Medal - Ashington ( Northumberland ) Silver Watch Fob Medallion
A good original circa 1919 unnamed Great War Tribute medal for the returned 'Ashington Town Sailors & Soldiers' Northumberland. The obverse within a laurel wreath titled circlet an embossed scene of a kneeling Soldier aiming his rifle and Sailor peering through his telescope, with a mine pithead in the background; the reverse impressed 'SILVER' and with unusual makers details 'Ce & Fd Ld' (Cons... read more
WW2 Home Front - Female War Worker's Enamel & Gilt Pin Brooch Badge - English Sewing Cotton Company Ltd
Circa 26mm in diameter, original and functional pin fitting, no damage to enamel. Gilt metal white enamel title strap 'WAR WORK to centre on blue enamel ground Reverse stamped with issue number "768" and maker marked Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham. In very good condition with no damage to enamel and gilt bright. Scarce.
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WW1 Tribute Medal / Memorial Plaque to Durham Pals - from Manchester
According to the owner, this was given to the next of kin by the mine owners for those employees (miners) who died in WW1. I have never encountered another, but from the design it is clear that a space has been left for customising it to each recipient. In this example it is to a Jonathan Riding, Army Number 16068 of the 12th (Service) Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI).
The wood ... read more
WW1 - Marks and Spencer ( M&S ) War Workers Enamel Lapel Badge
A scarce gilt and enamel lapel badge bearing the words: "Engaged on Government Work" with M&S in entwined letters to the centre. No damage to enamel. Gilt generally bright with only minor marking and touch of verdigris to bottom section. The reverse has the original buttonhole mount and the maker's details: D. G. Collins, London. Circa 26mm in diameter, Good condition and scarce.
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WW1 Home Front - YMCA Canteen Worker's Enamel Cap Badge
A scarce original First World War period troops comforts 'Young Men's Christian Association war worker cap badge'; large silver plated brass triangle inlaid with white enamel, bearing red triangle and 'YMCA' title bar across the centre on black enamel ground; the reverse of original slider impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Bolton'. This is also repeated on the reverse of the bad... read more
WW1 - London Telephone Service LTS Air Raids Gilt and Enamel pin badge
White and blue and high gilt enamel large pattern pin badge as issued to those women who "manned" the London telephone exchanges between 1915 and 1918 during AIR RAIDS by ZEPPELINS and German GOTHA Bombers , the latter known as the "Gotha Raids".
Original pin and c clasp, although the latter is a bit bent over and I am reluctant to straighten it so it is locked closed. Slight ru... read more
WW1 Fairfield (Scotland) On War Service Badge
Gilt and enamel lapel badge with buttonhole fitting makers details for Dingley Birmingham. The king's crown to the centre of a white enamelled circlet bearing the title, " On War Service Fairfield " Based on the River Clyde in Glasgow Fairfield 's were well known ship-builders. In very good condition, a few slight stress mark in enamel, but intact and gilt bright.
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