WW1 Home Front Birmingham Special Constabulary 1916 Bronze Cap Badge
A large scarce bronze pin back badge with issue number 3762. In excellent condition.
Wilkinson & Cowdell "Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales" (2nd Edn) p10 refers and Figure 1 therein shows this badge being worn as a Cap Badge during WW1.
WW1 Durham City Special Constable Constabulary Police Enamel Gilt Mufti Lapel Buttonhole Badge
A rare badge from this very small force. Not to be confused with the frequently encountered Durham County specials badge from the same era. Some surface scratches to the enamel but otherwise intact. Original horseshoe fixing and maker marked Thomas Fattorini, Bolton.
Fig 1 page 38 of Wilkinson & Cowdell "Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales (2nd Edn)".
Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) Police Black Metal Helmet Plate 1902 - 1922
A large die struck plate with three original loops (some twisting) and what appears to be the original and correct red felt badge backing cloth. Worn on an 1878 pattern military helmet plate. Circa 10.5cms tall. Black finish in very good condition. Rare.
The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) was Ireland's armed police force from the early nineteenth century, from 1836 until 19... read more
WW1 Kingston Upon Hull Police Constabulary Special Constable Cap Badge 1914
Circa 35mm in diameter. Enamel in good condition, slight impression in the brass dome from service wear, two original loops.
Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p59, Fig 1 refers (but a this one fitted with lugs rather than brooch pin fitting).
Comm ErYa read more
WW1 Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary Constable Cap Badge
WW1 Metropolitan Special Constabulary cap badge
A good original First World War large bronzed cap badge. A crowned title circlet with Royal Arms to centre, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis Howards St Birmingham". Very good condition, slight touch of verdigris to front, small die flaw to rear, original two loop fittings. Normally found as a lapel.
Circa 49mm tall.
WW1 Hertfordshire (Herts) Police Special Constabulary Constable Bronze Lapel Badge with Long Service Scroll
Circa 53mm x 37mm, original horseshoe fitting. Minor surface wear otherwise in very good condition. Scarce to find with the additional long service scroll below.
Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p57, Fig 2 refers.
See item 63577 for the pattern more usually encountered.
Sol... read more
WW1 / WW2 Norfolk Special Constable Constabulary Police Bronze Mufti Lapel Buttonhole Badge
Circa 54mm tall, bronze finish in mint condition (unpolished).
Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) pp95-96, Fig 3 refers.
Comm ErYa read more
Volunteer Civil Force ( Winston’s Bobbies ) White metal cap badge with pin fitting for Bowler Hat
A finely detailed die-stamped white metal VCF cap badge with original pin fitting, the very tip of the pin blunted, otherwise fully functional. Circa 5.7cms tall. This pattern was apparently for wear on the bowler hat of volunteers.
The Volunteer Civil Force, also known as Winston's Bobbies formed by Winston Churchill in 1911 following the Sydney Street Siege, were an armed f... read more
WW2 Northampton Special Constable Constabulary Police Chrome and Enamel Lapel Buttonhole Mufti Badge
Maker marked Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham. Circa 25mm in diameter. Minor service wear but in very good condition.
Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p98, Fig 2 refers.
Comm ErYa read more
WW1 / WW2 County Borough of Barnsley Special Constable Constabulary Police Gilt and Enamel Lapel Buttonhole Mufti Badge
An impressively large badge, worn apparently in both World Wars. Enamel intact, some service wear and light scratches to finish, gilt reasonably bright but overall in very good condition. Maker marked Fattorini, Bradford (suggesting a WW1 issue). Circa 47mm tall. Scarce.
Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p4, Fig 1 refers.
... read more