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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 21mm.

Code: 59963

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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

8.00 GBP


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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

150.00 GBP


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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

75.00 GBP


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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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National Federation of the Women's Institutes Berkshire WI badge

A good original circa 1950's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass circular example with green enamel title surround, stag and tree to centre on white enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, minor wear to gilt finish.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 59750

10.00 GBP


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Dorset County Federation of the Women's Institutes WI badge

A good original circa 1950's period 'Dorset County Federation of the Women's Institutes WI badge', small pattern good quality gilded brass triangle inlaid with white viitreous enamel the voided centre depicting the 'WI' logo in red and green. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 24mm.

Code: 59696

10.00 GBP


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Federation of the Women's Institutes Wiltshire WI badge

A scarce original circa 1940's period 'Federation of the Women's Institutes Wiltshire WI badge', large circular gilded brass example the centre depicting an embossed representation of 'Stonehenge', within a blue enamel title surround, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St. Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 32mm.

Code: 59603

20.00 GBP


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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

20.00 GBP


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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 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

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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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