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WW1 Ireland Home Front - Dublin Soldiers Rendezvous Voluntary War Service Enamel Pin Lapel Badge
Rare WW I Irish War Service blue , green and white enamel lapel badge with original brooch pin fitting and makers details for Fattorini Bradford to the reverse. Some crazing to the enamel but no damage. The title "Voluntary War Service " around a heart shape with the Arms of Dublin, four shamrocks,and the titles "Soldiers Rendezvous" "Dublin 1916-17" to the centre. Easter Rising Vintage.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve ( RNVR ) Dover Anti - Aircraft Section Bronze Lapel Badge
Extremely rare WW I king 's crown bronze lapel badge with buttonhole fitting to the reverse worn by the R.N.V.R. Dover Anti-Aircraft Corps from 1914 until 1916. A fouled anchor and the letters,"R.N.V.R." to the centre of a roped circle with the crown above and the scroll,"Dover Anti-Aircraft Corps" below.
Code: 57951Price: 325.00 GBP
WW1 Original 1914 Warwickshire Pals Birmingham Battalion Vounteers Enamel Lapel Badge
With horseshoe fitting removed. Enamel in very good condition with no damage. Maker marked to reverse W J Dingley, B'Ham ( Birmingham ). Circa 25mm in diameter.
Code: 57950Price: 135.00 GBP
Home Front - St Pauls Cathedral London Watch ( Air Raids )
Blackened white metal lapel badge with buttonhole fixing to reverse. A rare badge to a voluntary unit formed in June 1915 to protect the cathedral from bombing raids. It numbered 260 men. Reraised in 1939 to do the same thing. Trained to deal with fires, incendiaries and gas attacks these volunteers protected the cathedral during the Blitz of Autumn 1940 to Spring 1941. This one is believed to be of WW1 vintage. Rare
Code: 57949Price: 195.00 GBP
WW1 Home Front - Middlesbrough Civil Guard Silver Plated Star Badge, 1914 - 15
A stunning frosted silver plated star with the central dates 1914-15 surrounded by circle with the words Middlesbrough Civil Guard. With two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall. I suspect it was the for runner of the special constabulary for the area and would have been worn on the uniform sleeve. Any additional information welcome. Very scarce.
Thank you to both James and Mark for some of the additional information below:
The Civic Guard were formed at the very beginning of WW1 in order to protect important industrial and public installations such as Railways, factories, waterworks etc. and numbered about 800 members in the Middlesbrough area. However, they were rapidly overtake the VTC and appear not to have lasted beyond the first half of 1915. There is evidence for example in Hartlepool of the Civic Guard working alongside the VTC following the Hartlepool Bombardment on Dec 16th 1914 according to a letter to the Spectator newspaper.
There is a reference in the minutes of the MIDDLESBROUGH & DISTRICT MOTOR CLUB for the 7th December 1914, as follows:
"Civil Guard. - Agreed that postage in respect of same be paid out of Club
Funds and that 3-doz. signalling flags be purchased. Reported that the sum of 4 guineas had been collected by Mr Sorrel on behalf of the mother of Pte. Briggs, lately deceased. Dr.Longbotham sent a donation of a guinea as a thanks offering for services rendered by Despatch Riders during the recruiting rush. A sum of 7/6d was forwarded to the Police Benevolent Fund. Agreed to pay the sum of 30/0d to Mr Liddle for use of his office for Committee Meetings."
See the Middlesbrough VTC cap badge for sale as item 56896.
WW1 VTC Old Boys Corps ( later 3rd Battalion County of London Volunteer Regiment ) Bronze Cap Badge
A die cast bronze cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. These are bent over and distorted but still fully functional. Circa 4.5cm tall. Some service wear but scarce.
K&K Vol 1 No 1649 refers
Code: 57433Price: 85.00 GBP
V / E. York - WW1 East Yorkshire Regiment Volunteers Brass Shoulder Title
A scarce WW1 one piece shoulder title, as issued in 1918. Two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Gaunt London. In very good condition.
Westlake No 897 refers.
Code: 57248Price: 55.00 GBP
WW1 Souvenir Arras FrenchTown Battle Pin Brooch Badge - Joan D'Arc
An attractive white metal and brass brooch with armoured figure of Joan D'Arc holding a long banner decorated with fleur de lys with a brass scroll with the letters Arras beneath. Circa 4cm wide. Original pin and C clasp fixing. In good condition.
Code: 57157Price: 18.00 GBP
WW1 Souvenir Verdun French Brooch Pin Badge - They Shall Not Pass!
An attractive badge, the part voided version with original pin. Silver washed with brass showing through on high-points. 36mm in diameter. Sharp detail but with a small hole at 6 o'clock, possibly for the attachment of a safety chain.
The motto "On ne passe pass" (They shall not pass) was most famously used during the Battle of Verdun in World War I by French General Robert Nivelle. It appeared on propaganda posters, such as that by Maurice Neumont after the Second Battle of the Marne, which was later adopted on uniform badges by units manning the Maginot Line.
Code: 57156Price: 16.00 GBP
WW1 ARRAS French Town Battle Badge Brooch Pin Souvenir
Gilt and enamel with original pin fitting with no damage to the enamel. Some wear to gilt but In great condition for age. Circa 2.5cm tall. The camera flash makes it look like some red enamel is missing to the top of the shield, but this is not the case.
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