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A scarce original circa 1920's 'Irish Nationalists patriotic badge'; gilded brass flag, flown on mast, bearing a 'Maid of Erin Harp' on green enamel ground, the reverse impressed with early maker's details "Thos.Fattorini Bolton". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
A scarce late Victorian circular gilt badge made in two parts and designed to resemble a coin bearing a side profile of 'William Gladstone' and titled "Home Rule", the reverse has an early style round buttonhole fitting stamped "Registered" and the back attachment deeply impressed "Weekly L & R One Penny". Very good condition, minor wear to gilt on high points.
In 1885 Gladstone was converted to 'Home Rule For Ireland'.
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