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WW1 Queen Mary's Needlework Guild, Q.M.N.G Worker's Badge with 1914 -1918 War Service Bars.

A scarce original First World War period 'Queen Mary's Needlework Guild worker's badge'; gilt and enamel example bearing war service bars from 1914 right through to 1918. Very good condition, complete with original silk ribbon with Q.M.N.G suspension bar with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 83mm.

The Queen Mary's Needlework Guild came into being after just a few days into the Great War, when Queen Mary's issued a letter on the 4th August 1914 through the Press, to the Women of the Empire asking that it might be rendered "To alleviate all distress occasioned by the War!" which was the purpose of the guild to provide comforts and create articles of clothing and surgical equipment as well as other gifts to the troops fighting for King and Country at home and abroad.

Code: 57513Price:


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WW1 'Wrinch & Sons Ltd Ipswich' Engaged On Government Work, War Service Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Engaged On Government Work badge'; gilded brass circular example the title surround inlaid with red and blue enamel, the centre depicting an embossed with 'Union Spray' representing the unity of England, Scotland and Ireland, a Rose, Thistle and Shamrock, with applied white central title bar 'Wrinch & Sons Ltd'. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole lapel fitting (this a little flattened) minor service wear to enamel.
Diameter 27mm.

In peacetime 'Wrinch & Sons Ltd' of St. Lawrence Works, Ipswich, manufactured garden furniture, Ironmonger, farms and agricultural buildings. During the First World War commercial production would have ceased and the company committed to the production of war materials.

Code: 57258Price: 80.00 GBP


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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" "Auxiliary. A.V.C", the reverse with maker’s details “J.R.Gaunt London”. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains crisp.
Height 36mm.

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

Code: 57208Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 Munition Workers Home Front Brass Triangle '353357' Numbered Badge by 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 "Wylie & Co London" and official issue number "353357". Very good condition, retaining original heavy duty pin fittings.
Height 38mm.

Code: 57132Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 Munition Workers Home Front Brass Triangle '225702' Numbered Badge by 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 "Gaunt & Son Ltd. London" and official issue number "225702". Very good condition, retaining original substantial heavy duty pin fittings, an excellent example.
Height 39mm.

Code: 57131Price:


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

A rare original First World War period 'Army Remounts Service lapel badge', large oval gilded brass example, depicting white enamel rearing horse within blue enamel title surround 'Army Remount Service'; the reverse impressed with maker's details in relief "Toye & Co. London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 32mm.

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

Code: 57098Price: 120.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1914 Munition Workers Home Front Gilt & Enamel Badge by D.G.Collins London.

A good original First World War period official issue circular gilt badge with central Crown, the title surround 'On War Service 1914' inlaid with dark blue enamel, the reverse with maker's details "D.G.Collins London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, minor service wear to enamel, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 57088Price: 18.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1914 Munition Workers Home Front Brass & Enamel Badge.

A good original First World War period circular gilt badge with central Crown and blue enamel title surround "On War Service 1914", the reverse unusual in the fact that is without maker's details or issue number. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole horseshoe fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remaind bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 57087Price:


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WW1 War Munition Volunteer Home Front War Workers Officially Numbered 62147 Badge by J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd.

A good original First World War period official 'War Munition Volunteer workers gilded brass badge' the central shield depicting crossed cannons, the reverse with maker's details in relief "J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London" "Warranted Fire Gilt" and impressed with official issue number "62147". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 44mm.

Code: 57086Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Home Front Gilt & Enamel Badge.

A scarce 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 impressed with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London" and official issue number "25897". Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, minor surface scratches.
Height 42mm.

Code: 57085Price:


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Crowned Official War Workers Badge.

A scarce original First World War period official war worker's badge; very unusual gilded brass circular example "On War Service" blue enamel title surround, the centre with Crowned 1915 red bar on white enamel ground. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains fresh, an excellent example.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 57064Price:


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WW1 Engaged in the Manufacture of Munitions of War Lapel Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Engaged in the Manufacture of Munitions of War badge'; gilded brass circular example, red enamel title surround with white enamel centre, the reverse impressed with a simple "H" in a circle. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole horseshoe fitting, enamel intact, minor surface scratches.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 57032Price:


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WW1 War Munition Volunteer Home Front War Workers Official Very Low Number 770 Badge by J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd.

A good original First World War period official 'War Munition Volunteer workers gilded brass badge' the central shield depicting crossed cannons, the reverse with maker's details in relief "J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London" "Warranted Fire Gilt" and impressed with very low official issue number "770". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 44mm.

Code: 57030Price: 45.00 GBP


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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 “143659”. 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: 57016Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 Borough of Southwark, London 'For Air Raid Service During Great War' 1918 Hallmarked Silver Medal.

A rare original First World War period 'For Air Raid Service During Great War silver cross'; the centre depicting the 'Arms from the Borough of Southwark' with motto below "United To Serve" (Granted in 1902); the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1918 and maker's details "J.F" (James Fenton & Co Birmingham). Very good condition, complete with silver suspension ring and housed in a period leather medal case.
Height 43mm.

Code: 56481Price:


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WW1 Bowley Preece & Co Ltd, Birmingham, Saddlery for the Army, 1915 On War Service Badge.

A good original First World War period 'Bowley Preece & Co Ltd' gilt and enamel war worker's badge, the reverse with maker's details "C.Usher B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 30mm.

Code: 56480Price:


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WW1 Victoria Tube Company Ltd, Engaged On War Service 1915 Badge, Great Bridge, Tipton, Staffordshire.

A scarce original First World War period 'Victoria Tube Co Ltd 1915 On War Service badge', circular gilt and enamel example, the reverse with maker's details "H.B.Sale Ltd B'Ham. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel perfect.
Diameter 25mm.

The 'Victoria Tube Company Ltd' of Great Bridge, Tipton, Staffordshire were manufacturers of mild steel and wrought iron tubes.

Code: 56420Price:


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WW1 'H. Dawson & Co. London' Wool Supplies For War Service, 1914 Hallmarked Silver Badge.

A rare original First World War period 'H. Dawson & Co. London Wool Supplies For War Service badge, circular in design, inlaid with blue and white enamel and surmounted by the profile of a sheep, the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmaks for 1914 and maker's details "D.G.C" (Daniel George Collins, London". Good condition, PLEASE NOTE buttonhole lapel fitting now ABSENT (price reflects), enamel with service wear.
Diameter 26mm.
Height 35mm.

Code: 56355Price:


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WW1 On War Service 1915 Munition Workers Officially Numbered U 62671 Home Front 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 "U 62671". Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, some service wear.
Height 44mm.

Code: 56353Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 Munition Workers Home Front Nickel Plated Triangle Badge by J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. London.

A scarce original First World War official '1916 Munition Workers nickel plated 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 "226021". Very good condition, retaining original substantial heavy duty pin fittings, an excellent example.
Height 39mm.

Code: 56277Price: 40.00 GBP

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