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Odeon Cinema pageboy advertising badge by Miller circa 1930s

A scarce original circa 1930's gilt and enamel Art Deco Cinema promotional pin badge in the form of a small figure of a pageboy, wearing red uniform and standing on a stylized 'O' resting on a plinth inscribed 'ODEON', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham 18'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 28mm.

Code: 61488

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Empress Hall Theatre Puss in Boots pantomime promotional badge

A scarce circa 1950's 'Empress Hall' advertising badge from the pantomime 'Puss in Boots'; a large gilded brass example depicting a cunning black cat in flamboyant clothing, wearing very large boots, the reverse with 1945 to 1954 maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 47mm.

The Empress Hall Theatre was situated in Earl's Court, Lillie Road, London.

Code: 60151

25.00 GBP


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Up Narkover Will Hay film and stage comedian badge c1935

A scarce original circa1935 'Up Narkover gilt and enamel pin badge'; small size shield, divided into four, depicting a pick, a shovel, handcuffs and prison uniform broad arrows; the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 23mm.

This badge relates to the 1935 film 'Boys Will Be Boys' in which 'Will Hay who was a former teacher in a prison applies and becomes Headmaster of Narkover, a public school of roguery.

Code: 60150

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Rank Organisation film company cinemas 25 club badge

A scarce original circa 1955 period 'The Rank Organisation 25 club badge'; fine quality silver example depicting the Gongman company logo inlaid in black and yellow enamel, the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1955 and maker's details 'F&S' (Fattorini & Sons Ltd.). Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 18mm.

The Rank Organisation was a British entertainment conglomerate founded by industrialist J. Arthur Rank in 1937. It was defunct in 1996.

Code: 59525

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Empress Hall Theatre Robin Hood pantomime badge

A scarce circa 1950's 'Empress Hall' badge from the pantomime 'Robin Hood'; a large gilded brass example depicting a female actress in green medieval male costume holding a long bow; the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham" (1945 to 1954). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, manufacturers flaw to tip of left elbow, minor wear to gilt finish.
Height 54mm.

The Empress Hall Theatre was situated in Earl's Court, Lillie Road, London.

Code: 55443

20.00 GBP


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Film stars Phyllis Calvert and Ann Crawford matchbox cover


A circa 1930’s scarce original tin celluloid double sided advertising match box cover, for The Gainsborough Famous British Stars Phyllis Calvert and Ann Crawford. Good condition, very minor foxing, colours bright.
Height 55mm.

Code: 51369

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