Wigan Lancashire War Souvenir Xmas 1914 Enamel Lapel / Pin Badge Brooch
Some small chips to enamel and surface wear, but with original and functional pin fitting. Circa 26mm in diameter. My thanks to James for the following confirmation:
"As the Christmas season approached in 1914 and with it the stark realisation that the war would not be over by then (as many had hoped), Alderman Grimshaw , the Mayor of Wigan, launched a fund in order to provide ... read more
WW1 Tribute Medal - Ashington (Northumberland) Silver Watch Fob Medallion
A good original circa 1919 unnamed Great War Tribute medal for the returned 'Ashington Town Sailors & Soldiers' Northumberland. The obverse within a laurel wreath titled circlet an embossed scene of a kneeling Soldier aiming his rifle and Sailor peering through his telescope, with a mine pithead in the background; the reverse impressed 'SILVER' and with unusual makers details 'Ce & Fd Ld' (Cons... read more
WW1 National Reserve London Mufti Enamel and Gilt Buttonhole Lapel Badge
A good original First World War period 'National Reserve London gilt badge' large pattern example in the form blue enamel oval title, gilt Crown to voided centre, the reverse with maker's details "J.R. Gaunt London" impressed with official "Register No 579118". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, slight touch of verdigris to base of crown oth... read more
WW1 Home Front Central Association VTC Enamel and Gilt Lapel Buttonhole Badge - Named to Essex VTC Member
A scarce named example, neatly engraved to the reverse "F.E. Wallbank EVTC Aug 15". Gilt and enamel lapel badge with original horseshoe fitting. No damage to the enamel. Minor wear to gilt otherwise in very good condition.
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WW1 London Volunteer League of the British Empire White Metal Lapel Button Hole Badge
A small white metal badge with lapel button, circa 26mm tall and maker marked M Lewis & Co, New Bond Street London. It also has a small suspension ring to the reverse of the crown.
The league was short-lived. I have also seen it described as the Victory League.
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WW2 British Prisoner of War Relatives Association (POWRA) Enamel & Silver plated Lapel Pin Brooch Badge
Seen some wear, with plate mainly worn off to front. Original pin fitting, fully functional. Enamel with a few marks. Formed in 1942.
"Doing Their Bit - Home Front Lapel Badges" (Jon Mills) p175, Fig R32 refers.
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WW1 South Marylebone (London) Volunteer Training Corps (VTC) Enamel & Gilt Lapel Badge
The title scroll " S.Marylebone " on a pair of crossed rifles to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing " Volunteer Training Corps " Part of the West London group of the County of London Volunteer Regiments.
Circa 4.3cms tall and in very good condition, with bright gilt and no damage to the enamel except for a small flake missing near the letter 'A' in Marylebone. Maker... read more
WW1 South Metropolitan (London) Gas Company On War Service Enamel & Gilt Lapel Badge - 1915
A scarce WW1 Home Front lapel badge, on public / war service and dated 1915. Maker marked Vaughtons Ltd, Birm (Birmingham). No damage to enamel. In veruy good condition.
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WW2 Home Front - City of London Civic Guard Invasion Defence Scheme Enamel Lapel Badge
A scarce original circa October1942 wartime period 'City of London Civic Guard badge'; silver plated example in the form of the City shield from the Coat of Arms' inlaid with white enamel, bearing a red cross and 'Wat Tyler's dagger' in the first quarter. Some wear to silver plated finish otherwise in good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, maker marked JR Gaunt London... read more
WW1 On War Service 1915 munition workers enamel badge
A scarce original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munition workers badge', gilt brass Crowned blue enamel oval title, the centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance' shield on white enamel ground, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London' and official issue number '24402'. In very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, a few scr... read more