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WW1 Volunteer War Workers Officially Numbered Badge by J.R.Gaunt, London.

A good original First World War period Crowned “VW” Volunteer Workers brass badge, the reverse with embossed maker’s details “J.R.Gaunt London” and impressed with official issue number “146471”. Very good condition, retaining original substantial pin fittings.
Height 31mm.

In 1940 a similar badge was approved by the War Office although the use of th Crown was refused and "For the Forces" added, the badge was in chrome and enamel.
See: "Doing Their Bit" by Jon Mills.

Code: 55492Price:


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WW1 London General Omnibus Company, Auxiliary Omnibus Companies' Association 1914, Bus Transport Driver's Officially Numbered Identification Service Badge / Medal.

An extremely rare original First World War period gilt and enamel numbered badge, issued by the London General Omnibus Company. The obverse with the Battle Honours Antwerp, Ypres, Loos, Somme and Amiens, the reverse with the official three digit issue number "215" and maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford". Very good condition, retaining original ring to the top with additional watch fob bar added, no damage to the enamel, minor surface scratches.
Diameter 29mm.

In September 1914 the War Office made a desperate plea to the London General Omnibus Company for volunteer drivers and buses to transport troops of the BEF. This initial band of volunteers were drafted into the RND,(Royal Naval Division) so fast was their transition, they still wore their bus company uniforms. In 1915 this group of men were withdrawn back from France and discharged, many re-enlisting straight away.

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Code: 55472Price: On Request


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WW1 South Shields Gas Company 1915 Munition of War, Factory Workers Identification Numbered Badge, Tyne and Wear.

A scarce original First World War period official war munition worker's badge; gilded brass circular example inlaid with blue enamelling, the title surround "South Shields Gas Co 1915", the centre inscribed "Munition of War"; the reverse impressed with officially low issue number "209". Good condition, retaining original lapel fitting, enamel remains intact but with heavy service wear, gilt finish worn back to brass.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 55314Price: 75.00 GBP


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WW1 Russian War Service, 1915 Hallmarked Silver & Enamel Imperial Eagle Award Badge, Named to the Scottish Recipient.

A very scarce and grand First World War period 'Russian War Service pin badge'; large circular example bearing siver 'Imperial Russian Double Headed Eagle' to the centre on a field of red enamel, title surround inlaid with blue; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1915, maker's details "J.A. Wylie & Co" and inscribed "L.Mc.Leland". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
Diameter 32mm.

Code: 55234Price:


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WW1 Latch & Batchelor Ltd, Hay Mills, Birmingham, 1915 On War Service Badge.

A scarce original First World War period official war worker's badge; gilded brass circular example inlaid with blue enamelling, the title surround "Latch & Batchelor Ltd Hay Mills", the centre inscribed "1915 On War Service". Very good condition, retaining original lapel fitting, enamel remains intact and gilt bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Latch and Batchelor was formed in 1884 specialising in steel wire for wire ropes. During the First World War they manufactured shell fuse spring wire, anti-submarine netting, aircraft and balloon cables.

Code: 55194Price:


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WW1 Brownlee & Co Ltd, On Government Work 1915 War Service Badge, Timber Saw Mill, Glasgow, Scotland.

A good original First World War period 'On Government Work 1915' war workers brass badge, for 'Brownlee & Company Limited' City Saw Mills, Post Dundas, Glasgow', the reverse with registration, design and patent number "Rd 646227" for the year 1915. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, minor service wear.
Height 29mm.

Code: 55192Price: 40.00 GBP


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WW1 Washington Chemical Company Ltd County Durham, War Materials 1915, On War Service Badge by H.B.Sale, Birmingham.

A scarce original First World War period official war worker's badge'; gilded brass circular example, the title surround "Washington Chemical Co Ltd, Washington Co Durham" inlaid white enamelling, the centre inscribed "War Materials 1915" on a field of blue; the reverse with maker's details "H.B.Sale B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original lapel fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Diameter 25mm.

'The Washington Chemical Company Ltd' Washington Station County Durham England was founded in 1844, they were suppliers of magnesia and other chemical products. In 1920 they merged with three other companies 'Newalls Insulation Co Ltd' 'Turner Brothers Asbestos Co' and 'J.W.Roberts Ltd' to form the 'Turner and Newall Ltd'.

Code: 55166Price:


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WWI War Service Australia, 1917 Hallmarked Silver & Enamel Badge by William James Dingley.

A scarce First World War period 'War Service Australia' silver and enamel badge, the centre depicting a map of Australia with superimposed crowned rising sun, the reverse bearing Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1917 and maker's details "W.J.D" (William James Dingley, Birningham). Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 44mm.
Height 26mm.

Code: 55151Price:


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WW1 Newport National Shell Factory, Maes-glas, South Wales, Officially Numbered Identification Badge.

A scarce original First World War period lapel badge, possibly worn by senior management at the 'Newport National Shell Factory'; gilded brass circular badge title circlet around the edge, engraved to the centre with official identification number "105" unique to the wearer. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, gilt still remains bright..
Diameter 25mm.

The Newport National Shell Factory was established in October 1915, its first output was in June 1916. This factory made 60lbr, 4.5-inch shells and 9.2-inch shell nose bushes. The site made use of the newly constructed Great Western Railway fitting shops.

Code: 54847Price: 120.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Numbered 'Z 8099' Badge by J.R.Gaunt & Son. Ltd London.

A good original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munitions workers badge', Crowned oval title, the voided centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance' shield; the reverse with maker's details stamped in relief "J.R.Gaunt & Son. Ltd London" "Z" and impressed with unually low official issue number "8099". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 43mm.

Code: 54839Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 Munition Workers Home Front Brass Triangle 'B 200888' Numbered Badge by J.A.Wylie & Co London.

A good original First World War official '1916 Munition Workers gilt brass trianglular badge, George V Crown to voided centre, with 1916 below, the reverse with maker's details "J.A.Wylie & Co London" and unusual official issue number "B 200888". Very good condition, retaining original heavy duty pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 54834Price:


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WW1 On War Service 1916 Munition Workers Home Front Brass Triangle '468316' Numbered Badge by J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. London.

A good original First World War official '1916 Munition Workers gilt brass trianglular badge, George V Crown to voided centre with 1916 below, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. London" and official issue number "468316". Very good condition, retaining original heavy duty pin fittings, an excellent example.
Height 39mm.

Code: 54833Price:


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For Voluntary War Work In India 1914 -1919, WW1 War Service Thanks Badge.

A very good circa 1920's 'For Voluntary War Work In India 1914 -1919 thanks badge', oval blackened brass example bearing title surround, the fretted central device depicting the 'National Flower of India' a Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in silver coloured floral decoration. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings.
Height 32mm.

Code: 54820Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Voluntary War Service Y.M.C.A. Munitions Canteens, Young Men's Christian Association Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Voluntary War Service Y.M.C.A. Munitions Canteens circular silver plated badge' suspended from red and white suspension bars, the centre bearing the "Young Men's Christian Association" symbol an inverted triangle with 'Y.M.C.A' title inlaid with red and black enamel, set upon white enamel ground, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Bolton. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel remains undamaged.
Height 55mm.

Code: 54799Price: 50.00 GBP


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WW1 Voluntary War Service Y.W.C.A. Munitions Canteens, Young Women's Christian Association Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Voluntary War Service Y.W.C.A. Munitions Canteens circular silver plated badge' suspended from a safety pin style bar, the centre bearing the "Young Women's Christian Association" symbol an inverted triangle with 'Y.W.C.A' title inlaid with blue and black enamel, set upon white enamel ground, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Bolton. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel remains undamaged.
Height 41mm.

Code: 54798Price:


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WW1 Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Munitions of War Imperial Service Officially Numbered Identification Badge.

A scarce First World War period 'Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Munitions of War Imperial Service badge', brass circular example inlaid with blue enamel, the reverse impressed with official issue number "10373". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting (slightly twisted), enamel perfect.
Diameter 26mm.

During WW1 Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co were large manufacturers of Aeroplanes, Airships, Warships, Submarines, Motor Vehicles, Tractors, Guns, Ammunition and all war materials.

Code: 54741Price:


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WW1 William Denny & Sons, Scottish Shipbuilders Dumbarton, 1915 On War Service Officially Numbered Identification ID Badge.

A scarce First World War period '1915 on war service Shipbuilding Company badge', gilded brass circular example, displaying a 'Royal Navy White Ensign' in red, white and blue enamels, within a 'Denny Dumbarton 1915' title surround inlaid in blue; the reverse with maker's details "Vaughtons Ltd Birm" and impressed with official issue number "1912". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel good, manufacturers flaw to the centre of letter 'D', gilt remains fresh.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 54726Price: 80.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Numbered U 32186 Badge by J.A.Wylie & Co London.

A good original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munitions workers badge', Crowned oval title, the voided centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance' shield; the reverse with maker's details stamped in relief "J.A.Wylie & Co London" "U" and impressed with official issue number "32186". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 43mm.

Code: 54702Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 'Munition Makers Canteen', War Service Home Front Badge by Thomas Fattorini, Bolton.

An exceptionally fine and scarce example of a First World War period 'Munition Makers Canteen badge', large plain oval gilded brass example, bearing a coronetted 'L', reversed and intertwined witin title surround; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini, Bolton". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 35mm.

Lady Lawrence established the 'Munition Makers’ Canteen' Committee in 1915. The scheme was to improve munition worker’s efficiency, by providing an alcohol-free canteen open both day and night. Initially they were run by voluntary workers but due to the difficulty in finding sufficient volunteer workers for the night shifts it was decided to run the canteens with paid staff.

Code: 54668Price: 85.00 GBP


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WW1 Army Remount Service Gilt & Enamel Lapel Badge by Toye & Co. London.

A rare First World War period 'Army Remounts Service lapel badge', large oval gilded brass example, depicting a rearing horse to the centre inlaid with white enamel, title surround 'Army Remount Service' in blue; the reverse bearing maker's details impressed in relief "Toye & Co. London". Excellent condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
Height 31mm.

The 'Army Service Corps' ASC assumed control of Army Remounts in 1891.

Code: 54667Price:

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