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Federation of the Women's Institutes Norfolk WI badge

A scarce original pre war circa 1930's period 'Federation of the Women's Institutes Norfolk badge', gilded brass semi circular highly enamelled example, resting on a blue enamel 'Norfolk' bar, the central shield bearing the old 'Norwich City Coat of Arms' (a Castle over a Lion passant), the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham' a backmark used between 1933 and 1939. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 25mm.
Width 37mm.

Code: 59516

25.00 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: 59490

8.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Suffolk East WI badge

A good original circa 1970's period Women's Institute Suffolk East badge', large circular gilded brass example bearing black enamel title surround, the centre displaying a windmill on white enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 34mm.

Code: 59382

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 shape 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 'Marples & Beasley Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact.
Width 27mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 59359

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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, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1932.

Code: 59250

25.00 GBP


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Fruit Preservation Produce Guild home front WI badge

A scarce original 'Fruit Preservation celluloid tin button badge'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
Diameter 23mm.
Fruit preservation within the Women's Institute's across the country was encouraged during the period of food rationing in the Second World War so that even wild berries and fruits were not wasted.

Code: 59176

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Isle of Wight Federation of Womens Institutes WI badge

A scarce original c1950's 'Isle of Wight W.I. badge', gilded brass example inlaid with green enamel, in the form of the island's distinctive shape. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minor surface scratches.
Height 21mm.
Width 21mm.

Code: 59064

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National Federation of Womens Institutes Durham County WI badge

A scarce original superior quality 'Durham County Federation WI brooch'; large circular gilded brass example displaying voided petal decoration surround; the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Excellent mint condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perferct.
Height 38mm.

Code: 59036

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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Surrey WI badge

A good original circa 1970's period Women's Institute Surrey badge', circular chromium plated example bearing blue enamel title surround, the centre displaying a representation of the Crown of King Edgar superimposed on a sprig of oak on light blue and dark blue enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 29mm.

Code: 59029

8.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Staffordshire WI badge


A scarce original circa 1940's period 'WI Staffordshire Federation brooch', circular gilded brass example bearing red enamel title surround, the centre displaying a Stafford Knot on green transluscent enamel ground, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Excellent mint condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 58883

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Isle of Man Federation of Womens Institutes WI badge


A very stylish post-1950's 'Isle of Man Federation of Women's Institutes membership badge'; large gilded metal example in the form of the islands distinctive vertical shape, bearing the ancient symbol a "Triskele" to the top on green enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 48mm.
Width 21mm.

Isle of Man Federation of Women's Institutes was founded in 1950.

Code: 58699

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Isle of Man Federation of Womens Institutes WI badge


A very stylish post-1950's 'Isle of Man Federation of Women's Institutes membership badge'; large gilded metal example in the form of the islands distinctive horizontal shape, bearing the ancient symbol a "Triskele" to the centre on green enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, but with a manufacturers flaw to lower left where the enamel infill is thin.
Width 48mm.
Height 21mm.


Isle of Man Federation of Women's Institutes was founded in 1950.

Code: 58698

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Womens 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 motto "FY NGWLAD A'M CARTREF" (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 perfect, gilt remains bright.
Width 27mm.
Height 21mm.

Code: 58587

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Nottingham Federation WI handicrafts exhibition badge


A scarce original 'Nottinghamshire Federation Women's Institutes Exhibition badge', gilded brass example in the form of a white enamel bar titled "NOTTS. F.W.I" from which depends a green silk ribbon and gilt and enamel pinned badge titled "Notts Exhibition, the centre bearing a "WI" monogram; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford" a pattern used between 1908 and 1928. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Height approx 65mm.

Code: 58406

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Warwickshire Federation WI 1921 handicrafts exhibition badge.


A rare original '1921 Exhibition Warwickshire Federation 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; suspended from a green silk ribbon with red enamel bars, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel small dark bruise to top left bar, gilt remains bright.
Height 76mm.

Code: 58223

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


A scarce original circa late 1930 '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" (1933 -1939 marking). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Width 26mm.
Height 21mm.

Code: 57638

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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" (1933 -1939 mark). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Width 26mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 57417

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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Shropshire WI badge


A good original early circa 1920's 'Shropshire Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass shield, the title surround inlaid with navy blue enamel, the centre displaying "the loggerheads" three leopards faces' on blue enamel ground, within foliated white enamel "W"; the reverse impressed with early maker's details "Vaughtons Birm". Very good condition, retaining original steel pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 26mm.

The Women's Institutes in Great Britain was formed in 1915. It was originally set up to to enliven rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

Code: 57331

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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Yorshire WI badge


A good original circa 1950's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval example inlaid with green enamel, bearing the 'White Rose of the House of York' over "WI" monogram, Yorkshire scroll below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham 19". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 32mm.

Code: 57191

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National Federation of Womens Institutes WI Tyneside badge


A scarce original superior quality 'WI Tyneside Federation brooch'; large circular gilt brass example displaying voided petal decoration around the edge; the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Excellent mint condition, retaining original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working, with additional ring to accommodate a safety chain.
Height 37mm.

Code: 56444

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