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WW1 Suffolk Regt 1916 Prisioners of War Flag Day tin button badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Suffolk Regiment 1916 Prisioners of War Flag Day celluloid tin button badge'. Fair condition, colour remains bright, some minor foxing.
Diameter 22mm.

Code: 61043

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WW1 The Discharged Sailors and Soldiers Club fundraiser badge

A scarce original Great War period 'The Discharged Sailors and Soldiers Club fundraiser badge' in the form of a red, white and blue enamelled 'Union Jack' on flagstaff, the deeply embossed gilt center displaying a Crowned anchor and crossed rifle within laurel sprays and suspended from a simple curly ended pin bar; the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Bolton'. Very good condition, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 50mm.

Code: 60820

45.00 GBP


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WW1 Admiral Sir John Jellicoe photographic celluloid tin button fundraising badge

A good original Great War period large pattern celluloid tin button fundraising badge, depicting a black and white early portrait of Sir John Jellicoe in uniform. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colour remains bright, minimal amount of foxing.
Diameter 36mm.


Jellicoe was promoted to full admiral on 4 August 1914.

Code: 60632

20.00 GBP


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The National Egg Collection for the Wounded Controller charity badge

A scarce original First World War period 'National Egg Collection for the Wounded badge' gilded brass egg shaped badge, inlaid with white enamelling, worn by a 'Controller' in the organisation, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Vaughtons Ltd' and official issue number '1222'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Height 33mm.

The National Egg Collection was a national scheme started in the First World War to supply the scarce and much needed fresh eggs to the wounded soldiers and sailors recovering in local War Hospitals, weekly appeals continued well into 1919.

Code: 60100

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WW1 Duty to King and Country Royal Navy White Ensign fundraisers badge

A scarce original First World War period fundraisers celluloid tin button badge, displaying crossed Union Flag and Royal Navy White Ensign above the legend 'Duty to King and Country' within gilt surround. Fair condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, minor surface scratches and foxing.
Diameter 24mm.

Code: 60037

10.00 GBP


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WW1 5th Royal Irish Lancers Committee celluloid tin button badge

A rare original First World War period '5th Royal Irish Lancers celluloid tin button badge' possibly for a fundraising committee, complete with early style round buttonhole fitting. Good condition, colour remains bright, some minor foxing.
Diameter 22mm.

Code: 59430

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United Britain France Belgium fundraising flag badge

A very good wartime period 'United Patriotic Flags fundraising celluloid tin button badge' depicting the highly coloured crossed flags of Britain France and Belgium. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fitting, colour remains bright, no sign of any foxing to the front.
Diameter 23mm.

Code: 59421

18.00 GBP


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WW1 Lord Kitchener flags and battleship fundraisers badge

A scarce First World War period 'Lord Kitchener button badge, in the form of a coloured printed representation of 'Lord Kitchener' with crossed Union Flag and Royal Standard on the scene of a battleship, within gold plated surround. Good condition, complete with original round buttonhole fitting, minor surface scratches,foxing and rust to reverse.
Diameter 21mm.

Lord Kitchener died in 1916 near the Orkney Islands, Scotland, when the warship taking him to negotiations in Russia was sunk by a German mine.

Code: 59318

20.00 GBP


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WW1 The RSPCA Fund For Sick & Wounded Horses flag day badge

A very good example of a First World War period 'R.S.P.C.A. fundraising badge', celluliod photographic image of a bridled grey horse with "copyright" below, gilt metal surround and steel stick pin with detachable circular card backing titled 'The R.S.P.C.A. Fund For Sick & Wounded Horses'. Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
Diameter 26mm.
Length 46mm.

Code: 59110

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WW1 French Red Cross Fund celluloid tin button badge Australian made.


A scarce original Great War period large celluloid tin button badge, sold in aid of ''French Red Cross. DEC. 6-1918'; depicting an French infantry soldier holding his rifle with partial maker's details to the rim "Atkinson & Co. Makers. Adelaide.". Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, colours remain bright, no signs of any foxing.
Diameter 32mm.

Code: 58210

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Patriotic British Bulldog Union Flag fund raising badge.


A superb rare example of a Great War period large celluloid tin button badge, depicting a British Bulldog' standing firm upon a 'Union Jack Flag' and bearing the legend "Ready! Aye Ready!". Excellent clean condition, retaining original pin fitting, no foxing or rust, colour remains bright.
Diameter 31mm.

Code: 57957

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WW1 United We Stand England France Belgium Russia Flags badge


An exceptionally good scarce early Great War period 'United Patriotic Union Flag Day fundraising celluloid tin button badge'; a small example depicting the highly coloured flags of England, France, Belgium and Russia, the rim inscribed "Copyright Applied For". Very good clean condition, retaining original pin fitting, colour remains bright, no sign of any foxing, minor rust spots to reverse.
Diameter 22mm.

Code: 57956

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WW1 united British French Belgium flags fundraising badge


A scarce original Great War period large gilded tin badge, depicting the highly coloured flags of England, France and Belgium on gilt background with clear celluloid covering, this with minor flaw. Good condition, retaining original single pin fitting, minor rust to reverse, colour remains bright.
Diameter 31mm.

Code: 57588

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WW1 Soldiers Saliors Families Association SSFA 1915 silver badge


A very scarce original Great War period 'Soldiers, Saliors Families Association silver badge'; crowned blue enamel title circlet, the centre depicting Queen Alexandra cypher of crossed initials 'A' intertwined, the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1915, maker's details "B&P" (Bent & Parker), registration numbers "REG No 647623" a design and patent for the early part of 1915 and official issue number "4578" "Non-Transferable". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings enamel perfect, an excellent example.
Height 34mm.

'Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association' S.S.F.A. was founded by Major Gildea in 1885 with Queen Alexandra becoming the first president. With the creation of the Royal Air Force in 1918 the organisation changed its name in 1919 to the 'Soldiers', Sailors' & Airmen's Families Association' S.S.A.F.A.





Code: 57407

40.00 GBP


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WW1 AOD Hospital Ancient Order of Druids tin foil collection badge


A scarce original First World War period 'A.O.D. Hospital Tin Foil Collection Delegate badge'; an extremely impressive gilded brass oval example bearing a 'Red Cross' and depicting the 'Ancient Order of Druids' symbol, a 'T' superimpose on a triangle; the reverse impressed with maker's details "TIPTAFT B'Ham". Excellent condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains crisp.
Height 29mm.

Code: 57278

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Lord Mayors B'ham Fund badge for the relief of local distress in war time


A scarce original circa Great War period small celluloid tin button badge, an appeal made by the 'Lord Mayor's Fund Birmingham For The Relief of Local Distress in War Time' the coloured centre depicting the old pattern 'City of Birmingham Coat of Arms' which was amended in 1974. Good condition, retaining original pin fitting, some foxing and age wear.
Diameter 22mm.

Code: 57229

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WW1 Servia Syria Armenia relief fund Australian celluloid badge


A scarce original circa 1918 Great War period small Australian celluloid tin button badge, sold by the 'Commonwealth Button Day' in aid of the victims of the Armenian massacres in the Ottoman Empire; the coloured scene portraying camels crossing the desert, palm trees in the fore, Eastern Citadel in the background, the rim inscribed "Copyright". Good condition, retaining original pin fitting, minimal foxing, colours remain bright, minor splits to rim, not affecting the appearance from the front.
Diameter 22mm.

The Servia Syria Armenia design was approved November 1917 and the buttons were sold on 30 February 1918. £7,300 was raised on that day.

Code: 57217

20.00 GBP


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WW1 NSPCC charity paper flag day fund raising badge


A good original circa First World War period 'National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Flag Day single sided paper fundraising badge in the form of a flower, the reverse inscribed "N.S.P.C.C. Day Copyright Act 1911". Very good condition, complete with original pin, colour remains bright.

Code: 57159

10.00 GBP


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WW1 Battersea Hospitals Flag Day paper fundraising charity badge


A scarce original circa First World War period 'Battersea Hospitals Flag Day double sided paper fund raising badge', depicting the 'Battersea Coat of Arms' with motto below "Not Mine.Not Thine.But Ours" Very good clean condition, complete with an original pin from a silk flag, colours remain bright.
Height of flag 24mm.

Code: 57158

15.00 GBP


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ILFORD Hospital Saturday 1917 Victory Year fundraising badge


A scarce original Great War period large celluloid tin button badge, sold in aid of 'ILFORD Hospital Saturday 1917'; depicting the winged 'Goddess of Victory' holding a trident over 'Red Cross' and carring a shield bearing the 'Essex Coat of Arms'. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fitting, colours remain vivid.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 57083

30.00 GBP


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