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WW1 Home Front - Womens War Agricultural Wales Monmouthshire Committee Gilt & Enamel Lapel Badge

A rare original First World War period Womens War Agricultural Committee Wales Monmouthshire', gilded brass example inlaid with green enamel, the centre depicting a plough on furrowed ground, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis Howard St Birmm". Very good condition, one small edge nick to reverse which does not detract, retaining original pin fittings, enamel undamaged, gilt remains bright, a pleasing example.

G40.1

Code: 61944Price: 85.00 GBP


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WW1 Lancashire And Yorkshire Railway War Service Enamel and Gilt Brass Buttonhole Lapel Badge

A scarce original First World War period gilt brass and enamel badge, "Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway" blue enamel title surround, Crowned "Railway Service" to the centre on white enamel ground, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini, Bolton", stamped with official issue number "B.14803" and design registration number "REG.638232" (1914). In good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel but evidence of surface scratches from wear and one slightly heavier scratch; gilt a bit worn but finish still relatively bright. Circa 28mm in diameter.

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) was a major British railway company prior to 1923. It amalgamated with the London and North Western Railway on 1 January 1922. One year later, the merged company became the largest constituent of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

G31.3

Code: 61940Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW1 Miners Exemption Card - Derbyshire connection

A very scarce original Coal Mines Form A. Military Services Act, Certificate of Exemption named to J. Heathfield aged 18 of Blackwell Colliery, (which was in Derbyshire) and dated 1917.

Comm FB

Code: 61925Price: 30.00 GBP


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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.

Comm JT

Code: 61914Price: 14.00 GBP


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WW1 - OVTC Oxford Volunteer Training Corps Metal Shoulder Title

A scarce and unusual curved bronze shoulder title with two original flat style hoop loops to the reverse. Until specific VTC shoulder titles are scarce and this particular variety does not appear to be listed in Westlake. A bit grubby but will clean up.

Coll

Code: 61836Price: 40.00 GBP


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French Commemorative Medallion of the Inauguration of Field Marshal Douglas Haig, Montreuil Sur Mer 28th June 1931

A small brass medallion, circa 23mm in diameter, suspended from a narrow strip of patriotic ribbon. Some staining to obverse and dulling to the finish.

Upon the death of Douglas Haig in 1928, a subscription was set up by the townsfolk of Montreuil Sur Mer for the purpose of erecting an equestrian statue in memory of the Field Marshal and his penchant for riding through the Montreuil countryside on horseback. And after the removal of the statue during the German occupation in 1940 the people of Montreuil recovered the mould from the sculptor, Paul Landowski, and recast a new one!

Standing in front of the municipal theatre, the equestrian statue of Field Marshal Douglas Haig is one of the few reminders of the pivotal role played by the peaceful town of Montreuil during the Great War as in March 1916 the Commander-in-chief of the British Army relocated his General Headquarters (GHQ) from Saint-Omer to Montreuil.

It was Haig's view that the town was ideally situated for the purpose: it was close to the Western Front but also to the ports of Boulogne, Calais and Dunkirk which were vital for the transport of troops and supplies to the areas of the Front under British command (Flanders, Artois, Somme). In addition, the town was endowed with a well-developed infrastructure in the form of a military academy where Haig housed the British GHQ until it moved on in early 1919.

Coll

Code: 61823Price: 18.00 GBP


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WW1 Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd Munitions of War Enamel Lapel Badge

A scarce First World War period 'Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Munitions of War Imperial Service badge', brass circular example inlaid with blue enamel, the reverse impressed with official issue number "34091". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting. Enamel intact and in very good condition. Circa 26mm in diameter.

During WW1 Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co were based in the North East of England and were large manufacturers of Aeroplanes, Airships, Warships, Submarines, Motor Vehicles, Tractors, Guns, Ammunition and all war materials. Scarce.

G6.6

Code: 61684Price: 75.00 GBP


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WW1 Belgian Canteen Token ½D Half Penny - Van Den Berghs Ltd

Van Den Berghs' Glasgow (Lanarkshire) brass halfpenny canteen token, undated. Obverse: Legend on two curved lines with value in centre: "VAN DEN BERGHS LTD ◦ CANTEEN DEPT ◦ ½D". Reverse: Legend on two curved lines with value in centre: "VAN DEN BERGHS LTD ◦ CANTEEN DEPT ◦ ½D". Plain edge. Van Den Bergh's premises were at 20 Spoutmouth, Glasgow and they produced margarine amongst other things. Good collectable condition (VF), see photographs. Circa 26mm.

I was told that this related to canteens set up in WW1 to assist Belgian refugees in the UK, in particular the one located at Elizabethville in Birtley, County Durham (now Tyne and Wear). Van Den Bergh is of course a Belgian name. However, this is purely anecdotal.

The final photo includes a picture of the 1D and ½D coins together for comparison purposes. Only the ½D coin is for sale here.

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On hold for Daniel

Code: 61445Price:


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WW1 Belgian Canteen Token 1D One Penny - Van Den Berghs Ltd
Van Den Berghs' Glasgow (Lanarkshire) brass one penny canteen token, undated. Obverse: Legend on two curved lines with value in centre: "VAN DEN BERGHS LTD ◦ CANTEEN DEPT ◦ 1D". Reverse: Legend on two curved lines with value in centre: "VAN DEN BERGHS LTD ◦ CANTEEN DEPT ◦ 1D". Plain edge. Van Den Bergh's premises were at 20 Spoutmouth, Glasgow and they produced margarine amongst other things. Good collectable condition, GVF see photographs. Circa 37mm in diameter.

I was told that this related to canteens set up in WW1 to assist Belgian refugees in the UK, in particular the one located at Elizabethville in Birtley, County Durham (now Tyne and Wear). Van Den Bergh is of course a Belgian name. However, this is purely anecdotal.

The final photo includes a picture of the 1D and ½D coins together for comparison purposes. Only the 1D coin is for sale here.

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On hold for Daniel

Code: 61444Price:


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WW1 London Volunteer Rifles Vounteer Force 1914 - 1919 Blackened Brass Cap Badge

In very good condition with original slider to the reverse.

K&K Vol 1 No 1652 refers.

D80.3

Code: 61168Price: 50.00 GBP

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