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A good original circa 1940's period 'Saint Christopher silver and enamel badge', suspended from a deco style three step vertical bar, the reverse impressed "Silver". Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
St. Christopher charms are said to bring luck and good fortune to travellers.
A fabulous original circa 1930's 'Isle of Man lucky black Manx cat souviner brooch', in the form of a large black cat without tail, bearing the ancient symbol a triskele on its side and inlaid with green enamel; the reverse impressed in relief with maker's details "Stratton Birmingham Copyight" Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel virtually perfect.
A good circa 1980's 'Isle of Man lucky black Manx cat souviner brooch', in the form of a small black cat without tail, bearing the ancient symbol a triskele on its side. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, minimal wear to the black painted enamel finish.
A good circa 1940 'Isle of Man lucky black Manx cat souviner brooch', in the form of a small black cat without tail, bearing the ancient symbol a triskele on its side. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, minimal wear to the enamel.
A scarce original First World War period 'Thumbs Up' good luck badge, in the form of a gilt Naval Signal flag, white enamel with blue edging, signifying 'About to Sail'; the central frame depicts the head and shoulders of a naval officer smoking a pipe, with sailing ship in background. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings (hook slightly gnarled), no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright, flagpole complete.
A rare unused set of circa 1920's 'Christmas Lucky Pudding Prizes', attached to original display card stating "Sterling Silver" "Made in England":
comprising: 'Button representing Bachelor'
'Horseshoe - Good Luck'
'Thimble - Old Maid'
'Wishbone - Wish come true'
'Bell - 'Belle - a beautiful girl or woman'
and the ancient symbol 'Swastika representing Happiness' this was disassociated with in the mid 1930's in England.
Christmas Pudding charms were traditionally stirred into the xmas pudding mixture before steaming. When served one of these prizes, it was supposed to tell your fortune for the coming New Year.
SOLD AS A COLLECTORS HISTORICAL ITEM ONLY.
A very scarce and unusual Wartime 'V for Victory' in the form of a small gold charm; laurel wreath supporting a 'V' with international morse code calling sign 'dot dot dash' bar across the centre; the reverse impressed "9c" (9 carat gold). Very good condition, complete with silver ring for attaching to a bracelet or chain.
Height without ring 18mm.
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