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.
Small brass cap badge with original slider which is impressed with JR Gaunt London ( no full stop). Circa 3.7cm tall. Good detail and scarce.
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.
Known as the "Chocolate Drop" medal, issued to Special Constables serving at outbreak of war in 1914. Reverse of top bar with original pin bears makers mark of G.R. Gaunt of London. The reverse is blank. Very good condition.
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.
Folding pen knife and police whistle combination, it may have lost its pea as no longer toots. Nickel plated brass, the plate a bit worn in places. Maker marked "The City Whistle, Patent London, PM Sultan & Co, No 46 Kling Street, Singapore". Blade is circa 5.2cm / 2 inches, a bit rusty, with edge wear, but still sharp. An ingenious combination but probably intended more as a tool than a weapon.
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A scarce original First World War period 'Special Constable police badge'; gilt blue 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.
A good original First World War period '1914 Herts Special Constable Police lapel badge' bronzed Crowned title circlet with the Hart to solid centre, the reverse with unusual maker's details 'P.H.Manison B'Ham' and registered, design and patent number 'Reg 638232' or the year 1914. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, excellent bronzed patina. Circa 42mm tall.
Cap badge has a maker's tablet to reverse, all items with original lugs. White metal. All in good condition with sharp detail.
Some service wear but in generally good condition. Maker-marked Fattorini, Bradford. Coll
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