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Lend A Hand On The Land Volunteer VAC tin button badge circa WW2

A scarce original wartime period 'Volunteer Agricultural Camp Lend A Hand On The Land celluloid tin button badge', depicting a large hand with superimposed farm pitch folk and 'Volunteer Vac' title. Good condition, complete with original pin fitting, minor foxing and service wear
Diameter 32mm.

Worn by the much needed volunteer workers who were encouraged by the annual campaigns organised by the County War Agricultural Committees to take working holidays on farms to ease the acute labour shortage at harvest time.

Code: 62804

25.00 GBP


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WW2 Womens Land Army WLA hat and uniform pin badge variant

A scarce original Second World War period 'Womens Land Army' gilt brass badge, inlaid with very light green enamel to central wheatsheaf and red enamel to the Crown. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 36mm.

Worn on the felt hat and also on the uniform green jumper, discontinued after 1942 due to the metal shortage.

Code: 62742

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WLA Land Army National Reunion Association badge circa 1969

A very scarce original short lived circa 1969 to very early 1970's period 'Womens Land Army LANRA pin bar badge'; good quality golden coloured chromium plated circular example, surmounted by a red enamel 'WLA' scroll, the centre depicting clasped hands on green enamel ground within outer band inscribed 'L.A.N.R.A' and mounted on a slim pin bar with roller catch fitting. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel.
Height 23mm.
Width 38mm.

'Land Army National Reunion Association' was formed in 1969 with requests for memberships very slow. The cost of the membership badge being 7/6d.

Code: 62656

45.00 GBP


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Womens Land Army WLA two and a half year service armband

A scarce original wartime period 'Womens Land Army armband'; full length green felt armlet, red bound edge, red embroidered crowned 'WLA' to centre flanked by two incorporated diamonds, representing two years service, plus an additional hand sewn six months triangle badge. Very good clean moth free condition, with original button fasteners.
Width approx 76mm.

Code: 62606

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Womens Land Army WLA two years service armband

A scarce original wartime period 'Womens Land Army armband'; full length green felt armlet, red bound edge, red embroidered crowned 'WLA' to centre flanked a by triangle, representing two years service. Very good clean moth free condition, with original button fasteners.
Width approx 76mm.

Code: 62544

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WW2 Womens Land Army WLA hat and uniform pin badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Womens Land Army' gilt brass badge, inlaid with green enamel to central wheatsheaf and red enamel to the Crown. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, minor service wear.
Height 36mm.

Worn on the felt hat and also on the uniform green jumper, discontinued after 1942 due to the metal shortage.

Code: 62515

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WW2 Lend A Hand On The Land Volunteer VAC tin button badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Volunteer Agricultural Camp Lend A Hand On The Land celluloid tin button badge', depicting a large hand with superimposed farm pitch folk and 'Volunteer Vac' title. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fitting, colour remains bright, no sign of any foxing, an excellent example.
Diameter 32mm.

Worn by the much needed volunteer workers who were encouraged by the annual campaigns organised by the County War Agricultural Committees to take working holidays on farms to ease the acute labour shortage at harvest time.

Code: 62461

45.00 GBP


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WW2 Voluntary Land Corps VLC agricultural home front badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Voluntary Land Corps' home front badge, horseshoe title inlaid with white enamel, the centre depicting three sheaves of corn on light blue ground with 'VLC' initials below. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, an excellent example.
Height 26mm.

Code: 62460

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WW2 Womens Land Army WLA hat and uniform badge by H.W.Miller

A scarce original Second World War period 'Womens Land Army' gilt badge, inlaid with green enamel to central wheatsheaf and red enamel to the Crown, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.M' (H.W.Miller Ltd Birmingham). Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, minor edge knock in 5 o'clock position.
Height 35mm.

Worn on the felt hat and also on the uniform green jumper, discontinued after 1942 due to the metal shortage.

Code: 61926

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Womens Land Army WLA hat & uniform badge Marples & Beasley

A fine quality scarce original Second World War period 'Womens Land Army badge', gilded brass example inlaid with green enamel to central wheatsheaf and red enamel to the Crown, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Marples & Beasley Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete wth original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 36mm.

Worn on the felt hat and also on the uniform green jumper, discontinued after 1942 due to the metal shortage.

Code: 61899

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Womens Land Army Timber Corps plastic economy issue WLA hat badge

A rare original wartime period 'Women's Land Army Timber Corps beret badge', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'A Stanley & Sons Walsall 1-A'. Very good condition, complete with original two blade fittings, no fading, warping or distortion, an excellent example.
Height 51mm.

The 'Women's Land Army Timber Corps' was formed in 1942 to solve the increased demand for timber, they worked in the forests felling trees and also in the sawmills and wore identical uniform to the WLA except the felt hat was replaced by a green beret and Timber Corps plastic badge. They were disbanded in 1946.

Code: 61702

175.00 GBP


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Womens Land Army proficiency plastic economy issue WLA badge

A scarce original post 1943 wartime plastic economy issue badge, the reverse with maker's details 'A Stanley & Sons Walsall 1-A Prov. Pat. Regd. No.840920.' and retaining original pin fittings. Very good condition, colour remains bright.
Height 43mm.

WLA proficiency plastic economy issue badge produced from 1943 to signify higher level of competence in dairy, poultry, fruit and general farm work, including tractor driving.

Code: 60915

80.00 GBP


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Womens Land Army and Timber Corps veterans badge

A scarce 'Women's Land Army and Timber Corps Veterans badge, officially awarded by the 'Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' from 6 December 2007, to those who served during the First or Second World Wars. Crowned gilded metal laurel wreath, bearing central wheatsheaf on a field of white enamel, within a title circlet inlaid with green enamelling 'Women's Land Army and Timber Corps', the reverse impressed 'Firmin'. Very good mint condition.
Height 41mm.

Code: 60514

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Womens Land Army WLA novelty key ring badge

A good original circa late 20th century period 'WLA key ring' bearing card emblem sealed within a plastic case, the reverse inscribed 'Women's Land Army and Timber Corps', the top impressed 'UK' Very good mint condition.
Size 40 x 45mm.

Code: 60030

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WW2 Womens Land Army WLA hat and uniform badge

A good original Second World War period 'Womens Land Army' gilt badge, die-stamped example inlaid with green enamel to central wheatsheaf and red enamel to the Crown. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 37mm.

Worn on the felt hat and also on the uniform green jumper, discontinued after 1942 due to the metal shortage.

Code: 59814

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Womens Land Army WLA four years service armband

A scarce original wartime period 'Womens Land Army armband'; full length green felt two years service embroidered example with four additional sewn on 6 month service red triangles. Good condition, old moth damage to front and back, buttons absent.

Code: 59539

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WW2 Womens Land Army WLA hat and uniform badge variant.


A very unusual flat backed, slightly rounded example of a Second World War period 'Womens Land Army gilt badge', inlaid with green enamel to central wheatsheaf and red enamel to the much larger than usual Crown. Very good condition, complete with original horizontal tube pin fittings and rounded catch, no damage to the enamel.
Height 38mm.

Worn on the felt hat and also on the uniform green jumper, discontinued after 1942 due to the metal shortage.

Code: 58665

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WW2 Local Land Worker Gloucestershire 1942 home front badge.


A scarce original Second World War home front badge'; gilded brass example inlaid with green enamel, displaying three sheaves of corn over 'Local Land Worker Gloucestershire 1942' gilt title. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 45mm.
Height 24mm.

Part-time land workers putting in 48 hours' voluntary work were awarded this badge by the 'War Agricultural Committee'.

Code: 57702

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Womens Land Army and Timber Corps veterans badge with case


A scarce 'Women's Land Army and Timber Corps Veterans badge, officially awarded by the 'Government Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' from 6 December 2007, to those who served during the First or Second World Wars. Crowned gilded metal laurel wreath, bearing central wheatsheaf on a field of white enamel, within a title circlet inlaid with green enamelling "Women's Land Army and Timber Corps", the reverse impressed "Firmin". Complete with original velvet lined, green leather gold tooled presentation case with maker's details to the lid. Very good mint condition.
Height 41mm.

Code: 57028

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WW2 Lend A Hand On The Land Volunteer home front badge


A good original wartime 'Lend A Hand On The Land Volunteer' celluloid tin button badge. Very good condition, colour remains bright.
Diameter 32mm.

Worn by the much needed volunteer workers who were encouraged by the annual campaigns organised by the County War Agricultural Committees to take working holidays on farms to ease the acute labour shortage at harvest time.

Code: 56801

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