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Rare WW1 Enlisted, Bristol Citizens Recruiting Committee badge

Rare WW1 Enlisted, Bristol Citizens Recruiting Committee badge


A rare survivor - a cardboard circular badge by Mogridge, Bristol. Original pin back fitting. Minor wear to front. Featured in the recent publication CAMPAIGN 1914: Volume I : Uniforms & Equipment of the British Serviceman in the First World War by Chris Pollendine (2013) . Quite large at circa 3.8cm in diameter.


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Code: 53295

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Scarce Winstons Bobbies Volunteer Civil Force ( VCF ) Pin Lapel Supporters Badge

Scarce Winstons Bobbies Volunteer Civil Force ( VCF ) Pin Lapel Supporters Badge

Small, but attractive gilt and enamel Winston's Bobbies supporters Pin Badge Brooch, back-marked - J.R.Gaunt, London. Circa 2.5cm tall.

It depicts Saint George and the Dragon above a central device with conjoined letters "VCF" inlaid with blue and white enamel within a laurel wreath with the words "Law and Order" below.

In very good condition, retaining original...  read more

Code: 53040

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WW1 Wound Stripe - Lambourne's Birmingham

WW1 Wound Stripe - Lambourne's Birmingham



Well it certainly has lived up to its claim, after all these years! It is in lovely bright gilt condition. This is exactly 2 inches in length and was authorised for wear by Army Order 249 of August 1916 and this was only issued in this size up to 1922 (discontinued for wear on uniform by Army Order 434 of 1922).

Wound stripes issued in WW2 were only 1.5 inches i...  read more

Code: 52837

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Scarce Bombardment of Hartlepool  - Thanks Giving Day - In Memory of 16h December 1914

Scarce Bombardment of Hartlepool - Thanks Giving Day - In Memory of 16h December 1914



Enamel and brass brooch with contemporary conversion to suspension as a watch fob. Very slight damage to white enamel, otherwise in good condition. 29mm in diameter.  read more

Code: 52830

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WW1 Northern Cyclist Battalion Unique Collectable -  a framed illuminated scroll dated September 1915

WW1 Northern Cyclist Battalion Unique Collectable - a framed illuminated scroll dated September 1915


An extremely attractive and beautifully illustrated calligraphy and original painted watercolour illuminated scroll from the non-commissioned officers and men of E Company, 1st Northern Cyclist Battalion by Cyclist J Spark and dated 14th September 1915. It was their gift to Miss K. Swan on the occasion of her wedding to Captain J. Harold Brunskill, 1st Line, Northern Cyclist Battalion....  read more

Code: 52707

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Memento of the Great War  - 4th August 1914  - Tinnie celebrating the Birth of the Treasury One Pound Note or Bradbury!

Memento of the Great War - 4th August 1914 - Tinnie celebrating the Birth of the Treasury One Pound Note or Bradbury!


The gold standard was suspended at the outbreak of the war in 1914, with Bank of England and Treasury notes becoming legal tender as a subsititute for scarce gold coins.

The First World War (1914-18) placed great demands on Britain's gold supply: the Government needed gold to meet the costs of the war, and the public tended to hoard gold as private security in this time o...  read more

Code: 52603

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Very rare WW1 Coventry ( Warwickshire ) Volunteer Force Training Corps Cap Badge

Very rare WW1 Coventry ( Warwickshire ) Volunteer Force Training Corps Cap Badge


Circa 4.3cm tall and 3.5cm wide at widest point. Two original lugs, east - west, some staining to elehpant's head which I have not attempted to clean. Slight distortion and twisting to badge, but strong firm brass and never seen this before. Any information welcome.  read more

Code: 51247

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WW1 Bombardment of Hartlepool 1914 commemorative Gilt and Enamel Medallion

WW1 Bombardment of Hartlepool 1914 commemorative Gilt and Enamel Medallion


A scrace gilt metal and enamel badge issued by the Hartlepool hospital fund every year of the great war 1914-1919 to raise funds and commemorate the bombardment of Hartlepool on December 16th 1914 by the German Navy. There were a number of differernt patterns. This one is suspended from a maroon ribbon and the wording is as follows:

"Thanksgiving Day - In Memory of Dec ...  read more

Code: 50932

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WW1 Bombardment of Hartlepool 1915/16 commemorative Gilt and Enamel Pin Brooch Badge

WW1 Bombardment of Hartlepool 1915/16 commemorative Gilt and Enamel Pin Brooch Badge



A scrace gilt metal and enamel badge issued by the Hartlepool hospital fund every year of the great war 1914-1919 to raise funds and commemorate the bombardment of Hartlepool on December 16th 1914 by the German Navy. There were a number of differernt patterns. This one also acknowledges the part played by the men of the Durham Royal Garrison Artillery, as it bears the artillery ...  read more

Code: 50930

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