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WW1 Nottingham County Special Constable police reserve badge

A good original First World War period 'Nottingham County Special Constable brass and enamel badge', the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with the number '1914'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel with minor service wear.
Diameter 33mm.

Code: 59755

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Staffordshire Special Constable police reserve badge

A scarce original First World War period gilded circular convex badge inlaid with blue enamel, white central band bearing 'Special Constable' surmounted by 'G Crown R' with Staffordshire Knot below; the reverse impressed with maker's details in relief 'Dingley B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact with very minor service wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 59417

45.00 GBP


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Kingston Upon Hull 1914 Special Constable police reserve badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Kingston Upon Hull 1914 Special Constable badge', gilded brass circular example, red enamel title surround, convex button style centre bearing three Ducal Coronets within a shield from the 'Kingston Upon Hull Coat of Arms'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, gilt finish remains bright, evidence of varnish having been applied.
Diameter 36mm.

Code: 59374

55.00 GBP


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WW1 City of London Police Reserve officially numbered badge

A very good original First World War period 'City of London Police Reserve badge' issued in wartime to Reserve Constables; circular gilded brass example, the title surround inlaid with red enamal 'City of London coat of arms' in gilt to voided centre bearing the Latin motto 'Domine Dirige Nos' (Lord, direct us); the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and official issue number '5608'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, a superb example.
Diameter 33mm.

The City of London Police Reserve badge was issued in three colours, red enamel to Reserve Constables, blue enamel to Reserve Sergeants and white enamel to Reserve Inspectors.

Code: 59373

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King George VI Special Constabulary long service medal

A good full sized Coinage profile with IND: IMP 1937 - 1948 'King George VI Special Constabulary Long Service bronze medal' the reverse inscribed in relief 'For Faithful Service in the Special Constabulary', complete with original silk ribbon raw edge, the rim impressed to the recipient 'MAURICE DE L.E.BOND'. Very good condition.
Diameter 37mm.

Code: 59353

25.00 GBP


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King George V Essex Special Constabulary long service medal

A good full sized Crowned bust in Coronation robes 'King George V Special Constabulary Long Service bronze medal' the reverse inscribed in relief 'For Faithful Service in the Special Constabulary', complete with original silk ribbon and single pin bar fitting, the rim impressed to the recipient 'Thomas G.H.Cutbush'. Very good condition.
Diameter 37mm.

In 1939 Mr Thomas G.H. Cutbush is recorded as being a retired Assistant Superintendent of the GPO living in Hornchurch Essex.


The 'Special Constabulary Long Service medal' was Instituted 30th August 1919.

Code: 59330

25.00 GBP


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Gravesend special police sergeants badge

A very scarce original circa First World War period 'Gravesend special police badge', large circular gilded brass example, surmounted by an additional sergeant scroll, the centre depicting the 'Arms of Gravesend' with motto 'Decus et Tutamen' (An honour and a protection) inlaid with red, white and blue enamel. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, some service wear to gilded finish.
Height 33mm.

Code: 59280

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WW1 Lincolnshire Special Constabulary police reserve badge


A good original First World War period 'Lincolnshire Special Constabulary police reserve badge', gilded brass example, highly enamelled arms within a title strap, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini Bradford". Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole horseshoe fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 43mm.

Code: 58999

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Cardiganshire Constabulary special police constable badge


A scarce original circa First World War period 'Cardiganshire Constabulary Special Constable badge', large gilded brass circular example inlaid with red and blue enamel, Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 31mm.

Code: 58243

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WW1 City of Norwich special constable reserve enamel badge


A very scarce original circa First World War period 'City of Norwich Special Constable lapel badge', Crowned gilded brass title strap inlaid with blue enamel, the centre bearing 'Norwich City Coat of Arms' (a Castle over a Lion passant), the reverse hand engraved with the numeral "1035". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Height 36mm.

Code: 57732

60.00 GBP


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City of Exeter Special Constable Police Constabulary reserve badge


A scarce original First World War period 'City of Exeter Special Constable lapel badge', Crowned gilded brass circular example, blue enamel title surround, the centre bearing the 'City of Exeter Coat of Arms' with motto 'SEMPER FIDELIS' (Ever Faithful). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel..
Height 33mm.

Code: 57489

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WW1 Northamptonshire Special Constable police constabulary reserve badge

A very scarce original First World War period 'Northamptonshire Special Constable lapel badge', gilded brass circular example, blue enamel title surround, convex button style centre bearing a rose from the 'Northamptonshire County Arms'. Very good condition, retaining original substantial pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt remains fresh, an excellent example.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 57257

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WW1 Metropolitan Special Constabulary 1914 long service police badge


A good original First World War period 'Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary 1914 Long Service bronzed badge' the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original ornate suspension bar with pin fittings, minor stain to front.
Height 48mm.

Code: 57251

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King George V Special Constabulary long service medal with miniature


A good full sized Coinage Profile 'King George V Special Constabulary Long Service Bronze Medal' complete with original ribbon and Second World War Long Service 1941 and 1944 clasps, named to the recipient "Arthur L. Thomas." Good condition, together with King George V Crowned Bust miniature medal, this lacking ribbon etc.

The 'Special Constabulary Long Service medal' was Instituted 30th August 1919.

Code: 56971

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WW1 East Suffolk Special Constable police reserve badge


A good original First World War period 'Special Constable badge', Crowned blue enamel oval title "East Suffolk Police Reserve", central device of the 'Royal Arms' to voided centre. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, service wear to enamel.
Height 33mm.

Code: 55960

15.00 GBP


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WW1 Surrey Special Constable police constabulary reserve badge


A good example of a First World War period 'Surrey Special Constable badge'; silver plated Crowned title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting a 'Lion passant guardant' normally associated with the 'Arms of Richmond', the reverse with maker's details "Buttons Ltd B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original early round buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 36mm.

Code: 55596

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WW1 Devon County Special Constable police reserve badge

A very good original First World War period 'Devon Special Constable badge'; gilded brass title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, bearing a shield depicting the 'Coat of Arms of Devon County' to voided centre, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Diameter 34mm.

Code: 55553

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Rutland County Special Constable 1916 police reserve badge


A scarce original First World War period 'Rutland County Special Constable 1916 lapel badge', King George V crowned gilded brass circular example, blue enamel title around the edge, voided horseshoe to the centre within ears of wheat decoration the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt & Son London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt remains fresh, an excellent example.
Height 42mm.

Code: 55523

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Volunteer Civil Force Winston’s Bobbies VCF hat badge


A scarce original example of a 'Volunteer Civil Force' large die-stamped white metal hat badge, depicting 'Saint George and the Dragon' atop a central device with conjoined letters "VCF" all within a laurel wreath with motto "Law and Order" below, the reverse retaining original sturdy pin and hook fittings. Very good condition.
Height 55mm.

The 'Volunteer Civil Force' headquarters 'Ruskin House, Rochester Row Westminster, SW.' was founded on Trafalgar Day, 1911 by 'William Mailes Power' at the instigation of Winston Churchill (it was later to be known as Winston's Bobbies), patriotic volunteers were raised to assist in the maintaining Law and Order and to supplement the regular Metropolitan Police in times of strife such as the 'National coal strike of 1912'. On the outbreak of the First World War the 'V.C.F' were emboided as a Labour battalion and most of the remaining personel were absorbed by the '28th County of London Battalion (Artist Rifles). Supplement to the London Gazette, 29th June 1917 Page 6493 under heading "Labour Corps" has the entry "William Mailes Power to be temp. Capt. 13 Mar. 1917".
The 'Volunteer Civil Force' was not re-formed after the war.

Code: 54654

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City of Hull Special Constabulary 1914 Service Star Police Sleeve Badge


A good scarce die-stamped five pointed silver star police sleeve badge bearing “SC” monogram to centre within a circlet inscribed “City of Hull 1914”. Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings and split pin.
Height 25mm.

Awarded early 1918 by the Commissioner for wear on the forearm for Specials who attested before 31st December 1914 and had served continuously since then. Discontinued in the 1920’s.

Code: 54276

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