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
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
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).
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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 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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WW1 Home Front - British Red Cross / Order of St. John War Worker's Badge
A die cast bronze cap / breast badge with original brooch pin fitting to the reverse. The Geneva Cross and the Order of St. John to the centre of an oval bearing the title. Worn by uniformed members working in hospitals behind the front lines. In superb condition for age.
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WW1 Home Front Middlesex Volunteer Regiment (VTC) Bronzed Cap Badge
A scarce die struck cap badge in a bronzed gilding metal finish to the Middlesex Volunteer Regiment, (Volunteer Training Corps) which was later to become the 1st - 7th Volunteer Battalions of the Middlesex Regiment. Two original connector style loops to the reverse (typical of those used by Fattorini in WW1). Circa 51mm tall and 47 mm wide.
K&K, Vol 1, No. 1666 refers.
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WW1 Welsh Wales Home Front - Glamorgan Volunteer Training Corps (VTC) Brass Cap Badge
A very scarce WW I bronzed-brass cap badge with two original flat connector style loops to the reverse (typical to Fattorini made cap badges but no maker's name evident). A shield bearing three chevrons to the centre of a circlet carrying the title, " Glamorgan V.T.C." Circa 4cms in diameter. Some service wear to rim and dried polish, otherwise in good condition.
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WW1 Home Front - Munition Munitions Volunteer War Worker Red Enamel and Gilding Metal - Foreman's Badge?
WW1 War Munition Volunteer war workers badge
An exceptionally good original example of a Great War period official 'War Munition Volunteer workers gilt brass and enamel badge' the central shield depicting crossed cannons set into a field of red enamel, the reverse with maker's details in relief 'J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London' and impressed with official comparatively low issue number '3959'... read more
WW1 Home Front - Almeric Paget's Massage Service Corps (PMS) Cap Badge
Die cast bronze / dark toned brass cap badge with two original long loops to reverse. King's crown with interwoven PMS below. Circa 4.6cms tall. In very good condition and scarce.
Almeric Hugh Paget 1st Baron Queenborough formed corps in 1914 with 50 masseuses rapidly rising to over 100. Military added to title in 1915 and renamed Military Massage Service in 1919. Their aim wa... read more