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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 “71180”. 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: 54927Price:


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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: 25.00 GBP


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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: 60.00 GBP


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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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WW1 Essential War Work, Shell Factory Worker's Official Home Front Badge by Walker & Hall, Sheffield.

A scarce original First World War period official 'War Munition worker's badge' gilded brass circular example, displaying three centrally placed shells, inlaid white enamelling on a field of red, with title surround 'Essential War Work' in black; the reverse with maker's details "W&H" (Walker & Hall, Sheffield). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel with minimal wear, an excellent example.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 54656Price:


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Gilt & Enamel Numbered Badge by J.R.Gaunt London.

A good original First World War official War Workers gilt brass badge, Crowned blue enamel oval title, the centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance' shield on white enamel ground; the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London" and official issue number "47411". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress or damage to the enamel.
Height 42mm.

Code: 54655Price:


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WW1 King George V 'On His Majestys Service', O.H.M.S Works War Service Badge.

A scarce original First World War period gilt and enamel 'On His Majestys Service' war workers badge, convex blue enamel circular example, bearing a red enamelled Crown flanked by 'GR' above the title "O.H.M.S Works"; the reverse with maker's details "Dingley B'Ham" Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 54643Price:


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WW1 R.S.P.C.A Auxiliary A.V.C. Army Veterinary Corps, Requisitioned Horses War Workers Badge.

A scarce original First World War period gilt and enamel badge, the centre depicting a horses head within a Crowned circular title "For Sick And Wounded Horses" this resting on a scrolls "RSPCA" "Auxilary. A.V.C", the reverse with maker’s details “J.R.Gaunt London”. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Height 36mm.

Worn by civilian workers who helped train requisitioned horses for the British Army.

Code: 54642Price:


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Numbered U 71924 Badge by D.G.Collins, 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 "D.G.Collins Newgate St. London" "Warranted Fire Gilt" "U" and impressed with official issue number "71924". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 44mm.

Code: 54554Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 Munition Workers Home Front Brass Triangle '110610' 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 official issue number "110610". Very good condition, retaining original heavy duty pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 54527Price:


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Numbered S 63154 Badge by J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London.

A good clean example of an 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" "S" and impressed with official issue number "63154". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, gilt remains fresh.
Height 43mm.

Code: 54524Price: 20.00 GBP

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