Home Front - WVS Civil Defence Women's Voluntary Service Civil Defence Pin Badge, 1953 - 1966
A scarce post 1952 WVS Civil Defence chromium plate and enamel badge bearing a Queen's Crown, the reverse with maker's details "Marples & Beasley, Birmingham". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example. Please excuse the flash, the badge is very shiney. The WVS became the Women's Royal Voluntary Services in 1966. Circa 2.9cm tall.
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Home Front - Industrial Civil Defence Service ( I.C.D.S. ) Volunteer Badge, 1953 - 1968
An original post 1952 'Industrial Civil Defence Service' gilt and enamel lapel badge, Queen Elizabeth Crowned circlet 'ICDS' on blue enamel ground, enclosing the 'Royal Lion of England' central device.Very good condition, original horsehoe, no damage to the enamel. Disbanded in 1968. Circa 2.6cm tall.
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Post WW2 Civil Defence Corps, Lady Volunteer Home Front Badge by Firmin, 1949 - 1952
An original gilt and enamel badge, King's crown above a circlet with 'Civil Defence Corps' on blue enamel ground, enclosing the Royal Lion of England, the reverse with maker's details "Firmin London.". Very good condition, original pin fitting, no damage to the enamel. Circa 2.6cm tall.
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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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Scarce 25 Year National Savings Medal award on card of issue - Essex
Card in poor "as found" condition, but named to Mr C.A. Simmons of Squirrels Heath County Junior School of the Eastern Region (The school is located in Romford, Essex and still there today). The savings badge is in great condition with what looks to be a silver plated 25 year bar. This suggests a saver who started in the 1940s who was awarded a bar in the mid 1960s. read more
Scarce WW2 Home Front National Savings Celluliod Tin Pin Badge
A scarce badge made of celluloid and tin with original pin fixing and with no foxing. In very good condition (ignore flash reflection). Circa 32mm in diameter. read more
Scarce WW2 Home Front A.R.P. Air Raid Precautions White Metal Lapel Womens Issue pin fitting - Marples & Beasley
Large pattern Air Raid Precautions Lapel Badge, in very good condition. Maker marked Marples & Beasley, Birmingham. 3.8cm tall. White metal versions were issued between 1940 and 1943. Scarce to find white metal versions with a pin fixing, as issued to women. read more
WW2 Home Front A.R.P. Air Raid Precautions Enamel and small pattern lapel badge
A small quarter size white metal and enamel Air Raid Precautions lapel badge. In reasonable condition with original buttonhole horse-shore fitting, and with no damage to the enamel. Circa 1.9 cm tall. The large ARP badge is not for sale with this lot, but is included just for scale. read more
Control Commission Germany ( CCG ) Enamel Pin Badge
Enamel in good condition with no damage and with original pin fitting and clasp. Circa 2cm tall.
After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of "Local Government". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, I... read more
WW2 Home Front Hallmarked Silver Officer's Regular Army Reserve Mufti Buttonhole
King's Crown pattern, with silver hallmarks finishing in letter "0". Made by JR Gaunt & Sons. Dark toned, very good condition. Coll. read more