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The James Cycle Co.Ltd motorcycle manufacturers 1941 home front badge

A rare original wartime period home front badge for 'The James Cycle Company Ltd'; chromium plated oval example, the blue enamel title surround inscribed 'On National Service 1941' with embossed company logo shield to the centre; the reverse impressed with official low issue number '154'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, minor enamel loss to blue enamel in the 6 o'clock position.
Height 33mm.

'The James Cycle Company Ltd of Birmingham' were bicycle makers and later motorcycle manufacturers between 1902 and 1966.

Code: 62374

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Rudge Whitworth Coventry bicycles motorcycles manufacturers advertising badge

A scarce original circa 1930's period 'Rudge Whitworth Limited' salesman's promotional nickel plated lapel badge, bearing the companies logo, a red hand superimposed on a cycle wheel; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham'. Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel, minute manufacturers flaw to left side.
Diameter 22mm.

Code: 62351

45.00 GBP


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Rudge Whitworth Coventry bicycles motorcycles manufacturers advertising badge

A scarce original circa 1930's 'Rudge Whitworth Coventry promotional badge', in the form of a small nickel plated character figure, wearing a cap inscribed 'Johnny Rudge' with the companies logo, a red hand superimposed on a cycle wheel, displacing his body; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham'. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 24mm.

Code: 62350

80.00 GBP


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Humber Ltd Beeston Bicycles Motorcycles and Cars badge circa 1903 to 1908

A rare original pre 1908 period 'Humber Limited gilt and blue enamal badge', bearing the companies trademark logo, circa 1903 Granted Royal Warrant and address details 'Humber Ltd Beeston Notts Coventry'. Very good condition, complete wih original large round buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 47mm.

'Humber Ltd, Beeston' works closed in 1908 on the opening of the new works at Stoke.

Code: 62067

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Manx Motor Cycle Club Isle of Man T.T. Races Qualified Starter Grand Prix badge

A scarce original circa 1950's 'Isle of Man Manx & T.T. Races motorcycle badge'; large gilt metal shield bearing white enamel border inlaid with green enamel, depicting the 'Nike' the mythical goddess of speed in relief and the initials 'MMCC' with later addition swinging dates below '1954'; the reverse embossed 'Qualified Starter Grand Prix'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 43mm.

Code: 61994

90.00 GBP


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Manx Motor Cycle Club Isle of Man T.T. Races Qualified Starter Grand Prix badge

A very scarce original circa 1930's 'Isle of Man Manx & T.T. Races motorcycle badge'; large gilt metal shield bearing white enamel border inlaid with green enamel, depicting the 'Nike' the mythical goddess of speed in relief and the initials 'MMCC' with swinging dates below '1931 1932 1933'; the reverse embossed 'Qualified Starter Grand Prix'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 66mm.

Code: 61841

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Ariel Motorcycle Company Birmingham advertising badge circa 1930's

An exceptionally good original circa 1930's period 'Ariel Motorcycle owner's gilt and enamel promotional lapel badge', depicting a vintage logo in the form of a small black enamel stylized horses head resting within a blue horseshoe inscribed 'Ariel' and the initial 'A'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 18mm.

'Ariel Motorcycle Company' Birmingham was bought by the Birmingham Small Arms Co 'BSA' in 1944.

Code: 61489

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New Hudson Motorcycles manufacturer pin badge by Birmingham Medal Co

A scarce original circa 1930's period 'New Hudson Motorcycles badge'; nickel plated example in the form of a pair of wings, the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Birmingham Medal Co' (1922 to 1938). Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, black hand painted finish now with enamel loss.
Width 35mm.

New Hudson was a British motorcycle manufacturer founded in Birmingham in circa 1903.
In 1939 'Birmingham Medal Co.' changed it name to 'Birmingham Medal and Badge Co'.

Code: 61453

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Aldershot Motor Cycling Club membership badge

A very scarce original circa early part of the 20th century period 'Aldershot Motor Cycling Club lapel badge', silver plated circular title surround inlaid with blue enamel, resting in a winged wheel with Latin motto 'Celer et Prudens' (The quick and discreet), the centre depicting a Hind's Head issuing from a Mural Crown from the 'Aldershot Coat of Arms'; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Phillips Aldershot'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel and silvered finish with minor service wear.
Height 30mm.

Code: 60936

80.00 GBP


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Sunbeam bicycles and motorcycle advertising badge by Miller

A good original circa 1930's period 'Sunbeam bicycles and motorcycle promotional badge' in the form of a small gilded brass triangle inlaid with blue enamel, depicting the Sunbeam logo, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Miller 118 Branston St B'Ham' a mark used between 1931 to 1934. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamal perfect, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Height 24mm.

Code: 59986

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Triumph Cycle Co advertising road maps by George W. Bacon

A scarce original circa pre 1922 period set of vividly coloured road maps issued by the 'Triumph Cycle Company Ltd Coventry' in eight sections (NUMBER 4 NOW ABSENT), each displaying the Triumph logo and proclaiming: 'WORLD FAMOUS MOTOR CYCLES, CARS & CYCLES, inscribed to the lower edge 'G.W.Bacon & Co Ltd London.' Good condition, colours remain bright, fold lines, minimal wear, contained in their original green leatherette case with early style open press stud fitting, in working order but stiff so requires careful handling, patina remain good, very minor stitching faults to inside of flap.
Size of each map approx 313 x 254mm.
List of contents:
Section 1. South-East England.
Section 2. South-West England.
Section 3. Devon & Cornwall.
Section 4. MISSING.
Section 5. The Midland.
Section 6. Wales & The Borders.
Section 7. Lancashire & Yorkshire.
Section 8. N. England & S. Scotland.

'G.W. Bacon & Co' printing and cartographic business was based in the Strand London in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He specialised in rail and road maps for cyclists and later for early motorists.
George Washington Bacon died in 1922.

Code: 59786

70.00 GBP


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BSA motorcycles bikers advertising badge

A scarce original pre 1972 'Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited, BSA motorcycles promotional badge'; chromium plated finely feathered wings bearing yellow enamel 'BSA' logo to centre, the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'MCA' (MCA (Aston) Ltd). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Wingspan 45mm.

Code: 59243

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Rickman Metisse motorcycle badge circa 1970s

A good original circa 1970's 'Rickman Metisse motorcycle badge', chromium plated example bearing a "Union Jack Flag". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Size 33 x 18mm.

Code: 59227

10.00 GBP


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Triumph Daytona motorcycle advertising badge.


A good 21st century motorbike enthusiast 'Triumph Daytona' chromium plated badge, in the form of a miniature blue and white enamel motorcycle. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Width 41mm.
Height 26mm.

Code: 58669

6.00 GBP


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Isle of Man Manx & T.T. Races motorcycle badge.

A scarce original vintage 'Isle of Man Manx & T.T. Races motorcycle badge'; small circular chromium plated example bearing the ancient symbol a "Triskele" to the centre on red enamel ground within black enamel title surround; the reverse with manufacturers triangle symbol "Motor Cycle Accessories". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 20mm.

Code: 58568

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Mallory Park 1979 Post-TT international motor cycle race badge.


A good original 'Mallory Park 1979 Post-TT International motorcycle race badge' chromium plated example inlaid with black enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 19mm.

Code: 58567

10.00 GBP


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Stormgard waterproof motorcycle clothing c.1920s advertising badge.


A good original circa pre-1928 motorcycle waterproof clothing promotional badge'; gilded brass circular example depicting an inverted triangle with the letter "S" within blue enamel title surround inscribed "Ye Ancient Order of Neverwets" and surmounted by a motorcycle and rider resting on a "Stormgard" scroll; the reverse impressed with early manufacturers details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford" (a 1908–1928 pattern). Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with service wear with nick to left top scroll.
Height 29mm.

Stormgard was established shortly after the First World War. During the 1930s they would become one of the largest rainwear manufacturers greatly popular with the cyclist and the motorcycling community. In 1931 they began producing specialised clothing for the Air Ministry including flight suits.

Code: 58562

18.00 GBP


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Mallory Park 1977 Post-TT international motor cycle race badge.


A good original 'Mallory Park 1977 Post-TT International motorcycle race badge' chromium plated example inlaid with red enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 19mm.

Code: 58534

10.00 GBP


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Norton British Motorcycle Company Union Jack badge.


A good original circa 1970's period 'Norton Motorcycle badge'; large chromium plated example displaying a union jack flag. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, minor service wear to enamel lower centre not affecting the appearance.
Diameter 36mm.

Code: 58474

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I.O.M.T.T. Motorcycle Racing 1979 Isle of Man badge.


A scarce original 1979 'Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Races badge'; gilded brass shield inlaid with red enamel and bearing the ancient symbol a "Triskele" to the centre, laurel sprigs decoration to the sides and scrolls "1979 I.O.M.T.T.". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 26mm.

Code: 58459

35.00 GBP


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