WW2 Home Front - Observer Corps Officer's Gilt Cap Badge
A scarce original officer's pre 1941 die cast figure of an Elizabethan coast-watcher holding a flaming torch and scanning the horizon resting in a curved scroll inscribed 'Observer Corps'; the reverse retaining three of three blades / tabs. Gilt finish now a little dulled and worn to front otherwise in good condition with no damage. Circa 4.2cms tall.
The 'Observer Corps' was ... read more
WW2 Belgian Free Forces Army in United Kingdom White Metal Breast Pin Badge
A WW2 breast badge with the Belgian Lion surmounted by a crown to the top centre of furled scroll bearing the title, "Belgian Army in United Kingdom". Die cast and with original pin fitting and pin, fully functional. This looks to have been silver plated. In very good condition.
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WW2 Home Front - Immobile VAD - Attributed to Worcester BRCS
Removed from uniform with wear to the lettering. Reverse attributes this to Worcestershire British Red Cross Society. Issue number to centre sadly no longer fully legible. Scarce
The Volunteer Aid Detachments were split into two classes - 'Mobile' and 'Immobile'. Those classed as Mobile could serve anywhere they were needed, those classed as Immobile would served close to th... read more
WW2 Home Front - Belgian Forces in UK Patriotic Cockade Rondel Pin Lapel Badge
Enamel with pin fitting to reverse. Some damage to enamel otherwise in good condition and of WW2 vintage.
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WW2 Home Front London Home Guard ( HG ) Cloth Flash Designation
Original printed title in unissued condition.
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WW2 Home Front Salvage Steward's Red Plastic Badge
Red plastic badge with pin to reverse. Maker's name F&G. In good condition with slight fading to red with age, but no distortion evident. Circa 3.1cm tall. Introduced in 1942, the red coloured badges were worn by part-time stewards appointed by local authorities.
Jon Mills "Doing Their Bit" p179, T4 refers.
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WW2 Home Front - Women’s Gas Council ( 1935-1953 ) enamel badge
Small at circa 2cm in diameter, with original pin fitting and clasp, fully functional and maker marked H.W. Miller, Branston Road, Birmingham. No damage to enamel.
The Women’s Gas Council ( WCG ) was formed in 1935 to provide a professional and social network for women working in the gas industry. At the time, most women in the gas industry were employed as demonstrators who pro... read more
WW2 Home Front - ARP Women's Voluntary Services, Air Raid Precautions WVS Home Front Badge
A very good example of an ARP Women's Voluntary Services chromium plated badge inlaid with red enamel, the reverse with maker's details H.B.Sale B'Ham. Very good clean condition, retaining original pin fittings. Enamel in very good condition. Circa 2.9cm tall.
The 'Women's Voluntary Service for Air Raid Precautions' was established in 1938, their title was amended to the 'Women... read more
Set of Five National Savings Lapel Badges, including 7, 10, 15 and 20 Years Service Award Bars Clasps
A set of five, various makers, all complete with original and fully functional pin fittings to the reverse. All in good condition with no damage to the enamel.
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1949-1953 Civil Defence Corps, Lady Volunteer Home Front Badge by Fattorini
An original gilt and enamel badge, King George VI Crowned circlet 'Civil Defence Corps' on blue enamel ground, enclosing the 'Royal Lion of England' central device, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Barr St B'Ham." Good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel although shows to signs of wear. Height 26mm. read more