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5IT Birmingham BBC Radio Circle relay station badge


A scarce original 1922 to 1927 '5IT Birmingham B.B.C. Radio Circle relay station badge'; gilded brass example bearing the 'Arms of Birmingham' in red and blue enamel, the reverse with maker's details "Samuel Jenkins, Hockley, Birmingham". Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel intact, gilt finish with service wear.
Diameter 23mm.

'5IT Birmingham BBC relay station' first began broadcasting on the 15 November 1922. It was replaced on the 21 August 1927.

Code: 57895

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Look Westward television programme advertising celluloid badge


A good original circa 1964 period 'Look Westward promotional badge', large celluloid tin button example displaying their white and blue Sailing Ship logo. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colour remains bright, minimal foxing.
Diameter 31mm.

Westward Television based in Plymouth, held the franchise to broadcast from 29 April 1961 until 31 December 1981. The area covered was Devon, Cornwall, South Somerset, Taunton, Deane and West Dorset. Peter Cadbury the company's first chairman named it after the golf course at 'Westward Ho'.

Code: 57576

10.00 GBP


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6ST Stoke on Trent BBC Radio Circle Staffordshire relay station badge


A scarce early original circa 1924-1931 'Stoke on Trent B.B.C. Radio Circle 6ST relay station gilded brass and enamel badge' bearing the 'Arms of Stoke-on-Trent' in red and white enamel, the reverse with maker's details "Samuel Jenkins, Hockley, Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 27mm.

'Stoke-on-Trent BBC relay station 6ST' first began broadcasting on 21 October 1924 and ended in May 1931.

Code: 57449

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Sheffield Relay Station 6FL BBC Radio Circle members badge


A scarce original pre-1932 'Sheffield Relay Station 6FL Radio Circle gilded brass and enamel badge' bearing the 'Arms of Sheffield', the reverse with maker's details "W.Miller 118 Branston St. B'Ham". Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel with chips lower left.
Diameter 23mm.

Sheffield relay station 6FL' first began broadcasting on 16 November 1923, it closed down in 1932.

Code: 56320

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BBC Radio Circle North Area childrens membership club badge


A good original circa 1930's 'B.B.C.Radio Circle badge'; gilded brass title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting a rising sun in gold translucent enamel with rabbit and bird on green ground to the fore, with "North" area title suspended below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Miller 118 Branston St. B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 20mm.
Height 30mm.

From 1923 the 'British Broadcasting Company' formed Radio Circles, they were clubs for Children's Hour listeners. A membership fee was paid and a badge was given. The BBC decided to end the Radio Circles in 1934.

Code: 56269

10.00 GBP


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BBC Radio Circle Midland Area childrens hour club badge


A good original 'B.B.C.Radio Circle badge'; gilded brass title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting a clock set at a quarter past five, on white ground, with "Midland" area fixed title below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Miller 118 Branston St. B'Ham" "Regd 779089" a registered, design and patent date of 1932. Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel with service wear and stress marks.
Height 28mm.

Code: 55603

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BBC Radio Circle London Area childrens hour club badge


A good original circa 1930's 'B.B.C.Radio Circle badge'; gilded brass title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting a rising sun in gold translucent enamel with rabbit and bird on green ground to the fore, with "London" area title suspended below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Miller 118 Branston St. B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 20mm.
Height 30mm.

From 1923 the British Broadcasting Company formed Radio Circles, they were clubs for Children's Hour listeners. A membership fee was paid and a badge was given. The BBC decided to end the Radio Circles in 1934.

Code: 55602

10.00 GBP


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BBC Radio Circle childrens hour Sunbeams Club membership badge


A scarce original early 1930's 'BBC Radio Sunbeams badge'; gilded brass title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting a rising sun in gold translucent enamel with rabbit and bird on green enamel ground to the fore; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Miller 118 Branston St. B'Ham" in a curved shape. Good condition, retaining original pin fittings (hook very slighly bent), enamel with service wear and small amount of loss at 2 o'clock.
Diameter 25mm.

From 1923 the British Broadcasting Company formed Radio Circles, they were clubs for Children's Hour listeners. A membership fee was paid and a badge was given. The BBC decided to end the Radio Circles in 1934.

Code: 55453

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2LO London Radio Circle BBC transmitting station badge


A scarce original pre-1928 small gilt and enamel '2LO London Radio Circle badge' bearing the 'Flag of the City of London' and a transmission tower, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Hockley St Birmingham Ltd" and "Rd 632818" a Registered Design and Patent date of 1914 long before the first broadcast in 1922. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel with minor service wear.
Diameter 19mm.

2LO radio station first began broadcasting on 11 May 1922 from Marconi House in London's Strand it transferred in November of that year to the new British Broadcasting Company which was itself replaced by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1927.

Code: 55452

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Rediffusion TV and Radio long service 1949 silver badge


A scarce post-war late 1940's 'Rediffusion Long Service silver badge', of circular design, featuring in red enamel, the title within an outer and inner laurel leaf surround with 1931 to the centre; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1949, maker's details "M&B" (Marples & Beasley, Birmingham) and inscribed "R.V.Roscoe". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 25mm.

'Rediffusion' was the trading name of the 'Broadcast Relay Service Ltd' formed in 1928. In 1948 Rediffusion established 'Redifon Ltd' as a manufacturer of naval (and later flight) telecommunications equipment.

Code: 55200

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5NG Nottingham BBC Radio Circle relay station members badge


A scarce early original pre 1928 'Nottingham B.B.C. Radio Circle 5NG relay station gilded brass and enamel badge' bearing the 'Arms of Nottingham' in dark red enamel, the reverse with maker's details "Samuel Jenkins, Hockley, Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minor wear to gilt finish.
Height 27mm.

'Nottingham BBC relay station 5NG' first began broadcasting on 16 September 1924 and ended in November 1928.

Code: 54752

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2LO London Radio Circle BBC transmitting station badge


A scarce early original pre-1928 small gilt and enamel '2LO London Radio Circle badge' bearing the 'Flag of the City of London' and a transmission tower, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Hockley St (Birmingham) Ltd" (1919-1928) and impressed with official issue number "7612". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Diameter 19mm.

2LO radio station first began broadcasting on 11 May 1922 from Marconi House in London's Strand it transferred in November of that year to the new British Broadcasting Company which was itself replaced by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1927.

Code: 53638

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Cromwell Radio Receivers Trade Buyer badge c1930s


A scarce circa 1930's 'Trade Buyer Cromwell Radio silver plated enamel lapel badge' depicting a Cromwellian helmet and sword within a diamond shape title, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birminham". Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, service wear to plating and enamel.
Height 34mm.

Code: 53346

30.00 GBP


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Decca True High Fidelity radio & gramophone advertising badge


An original 1950's 1960's "Decca True High Fidelity" promotional lapel badge, chromium plated with pale blue background, black enamel "Decca" below the circular "True High Fidelity" logo the center of which depicts a listening ear and "ffrr" (full frequency range recording). Very good condition, original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 29mm.

Code: 52387

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