A die cast white metal cap badge with original slider. In very good condition with some modern red foam backing to the reverse for display.
A silver plated die cast example of the 'QAIMNSR badge worn on the cap and in the same size on the collar. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings and split pin. Circa 2.6 cms in height.
Another available but nickel plated. Please email if interested.
Comm BoHa (63)
A lovely example in unissued condition. On padded black felt backing and of exceptional quality. As issued between 1936 and 1954.
Figure 16 Plate 8 of "Scottish Insignia as Used by Old Police Forces" J.C. Green refers.
Large pattern helmet plate with two loops to the reverse. King's crown so pre 1952. Crest of Derby with motto scroll below "Industria Virtus Et Fortitudo" (Diligence, courage and strength). Circa 8.7cm tall. Some black / yellow paint to reverse otherwise in very good condition.
A scarce original First World War period mufti (off duty) Special Constable police buttonhole badge; gilt, white and red and blue enamels. Gilt and enamel in good very condition and enamel intact. Circa 44mm tall. Issue No 543 to reverse. A pleasing example.
A scarce original First World War period mufti (off duty) 'Special Constable police badge'; gilt blue, white and red enamels 'Leeds Special Constable 1914' titled strap surmounted by a King's crown; the solid centre bearing the arms of Leeds; the reverse impressed with early period maker's details 'Owen, Leeds'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright. An excellent example. Circa 37mm tall.
Chrome and enamel mufti (off-duty) lapel badge in very good condition with no damage to enamel. George VI cypher to centre, 'Cumberland & Westmorland Special Constabulary' on circle. King's crown. Maker marked Hiatt, Birm (Birmingham). Original horseshoe fitting. Minor service wear, enamel intact and in good condition.
Special constable badges such as these were authorised for wear in March 1939 (Mills. J, "Doing Their Bit" p78).
Chrome and enamel mufti (off-duty) lapel badge in very good condition with no damage to enamel. Centre bearing a heraldic shield from the 'Borough of Blackburn and Darwen' and depicts three Bees below a strung bugle to centre, Blackburn Police Reserve on circle. King's crown. Low Issue Number '18' on reverse. Maker marked Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent Works, Birmingham (partly obscured).
Original horseshoe fitting. Scarce.
Police Reservists badges such as these were authorised for wear in October 1939 (Mills. J, "Doing Their Bit" p79).
A large brass and enamel buttonhole badge, some wear but enamel intact and good condition. Maker marked J R Gaunt London. 3.5cm in diameter. Coll.
A scarce original die-stamped five pointed nickel silver star sleeve badge bearing 'SC' monogram to centre within a circlet inscribed 'Metropolitan Police 1914'. In very good condition, compete with two original lugs to the reverse, some slight twisting to lugs and white metal now dark toned.
Circa 2.5cm tall.
Awarded early 1918 by the Commissioner for wear on the forearm for Specials who attested before 31st December 1914 and had served continuously since then. Discontinued in the 1920s. Relatively scarce.
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