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National Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Guild of Learners badge

A rare original early pre-war period 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Guild of Learners of Handicrafts proficiency badge'; silver plated suspension bar bearing 'G of L' blue enamel cypher from which depends a grey silk ribbon bearing blue and green enamel proficiency bars 'Patchwork A.' (1st Class) 'Patchwork B.' (2nd Class); the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height approx 55mm.

‘The Guild of Learners of Handicrafts’ was founded in 1920's, its name was changed to 'The Handicraft Guild'
in circa 1950's.

Code: 60332

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National Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicrafts Guild Badge

A scarce original circa 1950's period 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicrafts Guild bar badge'; silver plated exmple inlaid with turquoise enamelling. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Width 52mm.

‘The Guild of Learners of Handicrafts’ was founded in 1920's, its name was changed to 'The Handicrafts Guild'
in circa 1950's.

Code: 60216

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National Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Guild Badge

A scarce original circa 1950's period 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Guild proficiency badge'; silver plated suspension bar bearing 'HG' green enamel cypher from which depends a grey silk ribbon bearing proficiency bars 'Dressmaking A.' (1st Class) 'Book Casing B.' (2nd Class), 'Book Casing A.' (1st Class). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, minor flaw to enamel of top bar, otherwise perfect.
Height approx 73mm.

‘The Guild of Learners of Handicrafts’ was founded in 1920's, its name was changed to 'The Handicraft Guild'
in circa 1950's.

Code: 60210

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Northern Ireland Federation of Womens Institutes WI badge

A scarce original circa 1940's 'Northern Ireland W.I. badge', gilded brass example inlaid with blue and white enamel depicting a five bar gate, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 19mm.
Width 31mm.

The first WI was established in Garvagh County Londonderry Northern Ireland in 1932.

Code: 60187

25.00 GBP


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Federation of Womens Institutes For Home and Country Lincoln WI badge

A scarce original circa 1940's 'National Federation of Women's Institutes badge'; gilded brass oval shaped example, the fretted centre bearing the 'WI' monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto 'For Home and Country' inlaid in green enamel surmounting an additional scroll 'HOLLAND (LINCS)'; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St. Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 38mm.
Height 26mm.

Code: 60181

20.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Oxfordshire WI badge

A good original circa 1970's period Women's Institute Oxfordshire WI badge', large oval yellow chromium plated example bearing blue enamel title surround, the centre displaying a representation of the County of Oxfordshire native flower a 'Snake's-head fritillary' on white enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 29mm.

Code: 60180

12.00 GBP


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Monmouthshire Women's Institutes Welsh WI badge nedal

A scarce original early pattern 'Monmouthshire Women's Institutes Welsh badge', large gilded brass medallion the centre bearing an enbossed 'Viking Ship', within a blue enamel title surround the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Limited Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original suspension ring, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 30mm.

Code: 60092

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Women's Institutes For Home and Country Welsh WI badge

A scarce original circa 1930's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing a 'Welsh Red Dragon', flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with Welsh translation 'For Home and Country' inlaid in green; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham' (a style used between 1933 and 1939). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Width 27mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 60091

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Federation of the Women's Institutes Hertfordshire WI badge

A scarce original pre 1940 period 'Federation of the Women's Institutes Hertfordshire badge', large oval gilded blue enamel example bearing a Hart, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Pinches London'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 35mm.

'John Pinches London' manufacturer of badges and insignia, became a Limited Company in 1940 and was sold to the Franklin Mint of Philadelphia USA in 1969.

Code: 59596

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Womens Institute circa 1939 WI Produce Guild home front badge

A very good example of a scarce original wartime period 'WI Produce Guild badge', chromium plated title bar inlaind with pale blue enamelling, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ld B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 53mm.

The Women's Institute Produce Guild was formed in 1939 with funding from the Government to encourage more home grown food, to preserve more fruit and vegetables and to improve cookery skills which was invaluable during the period of food rationing in the Second World War.

Code: 60042

25.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Womens Institutes For Home & Country WI badge

A good original circa 1930's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing the 'WI' monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto 'For Home and Country' inlaid in green enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham' (a marking used between 1933 and 1939). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Width 27mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 59997

10.00 GBP


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Scottish Women's Rural Institutes SWRI for home & country badge

A scarce original circa 1920's 'Scottish Women's Rural Institutes badge', gilded brass heart inlaid with white enamel, surmounted by a coronet, each orb with the initials 'SWRI', the voided centre bearing blue chevron inscribed 'For Home & Country', the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford' and Registration Number '671035' a registered, design and patent date of 1919. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Height 26mm.

The Scottish Women's Rural Institutes SWRI was formed in 1917, the named was changed to Scottish Women's Institutes in 2015.

Code: 59974

15.00 GBP


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National Federation of Womens Institutes For Home and Country WI badge

A good original circa 1940's 'National Federation of Women's Institutes badge'; gilded brass oval example, the fretted centre bearing the 'WI' monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto 'For Home and Country' inlaid in green; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact.
Width 27mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 59930

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Companion of the Women's Institute The Polytechnic 1947 silver badge

A scarce original circa 1947 'Companion of the Women's Institute The Polytechnic badge'; silver title circlet inlaid with green enamel, the Polytechnic’s St George & Dragon logo within 'Maltese Cross' to voided centre, the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1947 and maker's details 'JT&Co' (John Taylor & Co London) with later inscription 'M.G.Taylor Joined. 1932 Elected. 1947'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, old replacement safety roller catch hook, small nick to enamel in the 7 o'clock position.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 59921

75.00 GBP


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National Federation of Womens Institutes For Home and Country WI badge

A good original circa 1940's 'National Federation of Women's Institutes badge'; gilded brass oval example, the fretted centre bearing the 'WI' monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto 'For Home and Country' inlaid in green. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact.
Width 27mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 59920

8.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Womens Institutes For Home & Country WI badge

A scarce original circa 1920's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing the 'WI' monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto 'For Home and Country' inlaid in green enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Bradford' (a marking used between 1908 and 1928). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, but with a hairline at the end of Home.
Width 27mm.
Height 20mm.

Code: 59919

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Warwickshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI 1935 Handicraft Exhibition

A rare original 1935 onwards 'Warwickshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Exhibition badge'; maroon silk woven ribbon, the top half depicting a woven silhouette of a classical lady with needle and thread, with additional tapes inscribed 'Rugs, Domestic Section x 2, Patchwork x 2, Raffia Work Upholstery, Rugs' with dates '1935 1938 x 2'. Good condition, fragile split to lower half, complete with sewn on safety pin style fitting to reverse, colour remains bright.
Height approx 11cm.

Code: 59851

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Warwickshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Exhibition Badge

A rare original circa 1930's period 'Warwickshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Exhibition badge'; blue silk woven ribbon, the top half depicting a woven silhouette of a classical lady with needle and thread, with additional sewn on tape inscribed 'Upholstery'. Very good condition, complete with sewn on safety pin style fitting to reverse, colour remains bright.
Height approx 11.5cm.

Code: 59850

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Warwickshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Exhibition Badge

A rare original circa 1930's period 'Warwickshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI Handicraft Exhibition badge'; green silk woven ribbon, the top half depicting a woven silhouette of a classical lady with needle and thread, with additional sewn on tape inscribed 'Leather work'. Very good condition, complete with sewn on safety pin style fitting to reverse, colour remains bright.
Height approx 11.5cm.

The following three items all came together.

Code: 59849

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Northamptonshire Federation of the Women's Institutes WI badge

A rare original circa 1920's 'Northamptonshire Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass shield inlaid with blue enamelling, the centre depicting the old 'Arms of Northampton' Castle on red enamel ground, the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Bradford' (a pattern used between 1908 and 1928). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 31mm.
Together with a later period green enamel ribbon bar. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 41mm.

Code: 59788

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