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.
An early and rare pair of titles, red thread on black. Removed from uniform, some edge wear but otherwise in good condition.
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In worn condition, with twisting to both the badge and lugs but a nice early item.
Complete set, with original pin fittings, and no damage to the enamel. All maker marked Marples & Beasley, Birmingham.
Bronze - for those aged 14 and over, or aged 13 and in the school year they turn 14. Takes at least six months to complete.
Silver - for those aged 15 and over, or aged 14 and in the school year they turn 15. Takes at least 12 months for direct entrants (those without Bronze Awards).
Gold - for those aged 16 and over. Takes at least 18 months for direct entrants (those without Silver Awards).
The Boy Scouts 1914 War Service stripe was worn above the shirt pocket by those who had served a minimum of 28 days service with at least 3 hours per day during the Great War.
Embroidered in yellow silk is the date 1914 and a king's crown on red felt and hessian backed. In very good condition.
In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Slight service wear.
The Church Lads Brigade (the Christian youth organisation) cadets performed important duties on the Home Front such as fire-watching, guarding reservoirs etc. Over 250,000 former CLB members served in HM Forces during the war.
The CLB cadets became formally affiliated to the KRRC under Army Order 128 in 1917.
Westlake No 1300 refers.
A attractive and good early die cast silver plated example retaining its silver finish and pin fittings. Very good condition. Circa 2.4cm square. Scarce.
A good original circa 1930's die-cast silver plated Boys' Brigade Long Service badge, retaining its original pin fittings. Good condition. Circa 3.1cm tall.
A pre-war Boys' Brigade Firemans' Proficiency badge, die-cast and silver plated. A most attractive design of a fireman's helmet superimposed over crossed axes and flanked by the initials "BB". It retains its original silvered finish. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings. 2.8cm tall.
A scarce khaki woven bound cloth Swimming Proficiency Boy Scout badge; the reverse with brown backing, Very good used condition. Circa 3.7cm in diameter.
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