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A scarce original 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 with early style round buttonhole fitting stamped 'Registered' and the back attachment deeply impressed 'Weekly L & R One Penny' (Newspaper). Very good condition, minor wear to gilt on high points.
In 1885 Gladstone was converted to 'Home Rule For Ireland'.
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.
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