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London Aeroplane Club 1933 membership badge

A rare original 1933 to 1934 'London Aeroplane Club membership badge'; gilt and enamel example, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Skinners & Co 34 Old Bond Street London W.1.' and with official issue 'No 303'. Excellent condition, enamel perfect, and complete with original cord.
Diameter 34mm.

The 'London Aeroplane Club' was opened by Sir Philip Sassoon in 1925. He was Secretary of State for Air, Honorary Commanding Officer of 601 (County of London) Squadron, nicknamed 'The Millionaires' Squadron.

Code: 61128

180.00 GBP


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Association of British Aero Clubs badge circa 1950's

A scarce original 'Association of British Aero Clubs badge', chromium plated wings with central title strap, in turn displaying two swift birds inlaid with blue enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham' (a pattern used between 1945 and 1954). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with minor service wear.
Width 59mm.

Code: 60628

30.00 GBP


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Birmingham Aero Club Pilot membership pin badge

A scarce circa 1940's 'Birmingham Aero Club Pilot pin badge'; small silver plated example, central oval title inlaid with blue enamel, within neat feathered wings, the reverse impressed with maker's details ''BM Co' (Birmingham Medal Co). Very good condition, complete with original fitting, enamel perfect
Height 11mm.
Width 30mm.

Code: 60622

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London Transport Central Road Services Flying Club winged bus badge

A scarce original circa 1950's 'London Transport Flying Club badge'; small gilded brass example depicting a London Transport double decker bus flanked by finely feathered wings, with 'Flying L.T (C.R.S) Club' scroll below inlaid with blue enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Width 28mm.

The 'London Transport Flying Club' LTFC was formed as the 'London General Omnibus Company' LGOC in 1933. The War Department granted the club permission to operate from Fairoaks Airport in 1947 for services rendered during the war.

Code: 60571

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Cowes Aero Club membership badge flying Isle of Wight

A scarce original early post war 'Cowes Aero Club lapel badge'; small silver plated example the centre with raised silhouette of the Isle of Wight inlaid with blue enamel flanked by stylized wings. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 15mm.
Width 39mm.

Code: 59145

60.00 GBP


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County Flying Club membership badge

A scarce circa 1950's 'County Flying Club lapel badge'; small gilded brass example displaying a wyvern within enamelled title surround, flanked white feathered wings. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the white enamel wings, bruise marks to titlle surround.
Height 12mm.
Width 37mm.

Code: 59062

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Lancashire Aero Club 1938 hallmarked silver membership badge.


A scarce original pre-war 'Lancashire Aero Club silver lapel badge'; eagle surmounting a small strap with blue enamel title surround, Lancashire red rose to centre; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1938 and maker's details "T.F" (Thomas Fattorini). Very good condition, retaining original horseshoe shape buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 21mm.

Code: 58745

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Swansea Flying Club Wales membership badge circa 1950s


A scarce circa 1950's 'Swansea Flying Club lapel badge'; small gilded brass example displaying a 'Red Welsh Dragon' over feathered wings, white enamel title below. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, manufacturers flaw in the form of right end tip of scroll without enamel.
Height 20mm.


'Swansea Flying Club' was formed in 1949 at the Fairwood Common Airfield.

Code: 56898

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Cheltenham Aero Club membership badge c1930s


A scarce original pre-war 'Cheltenham Aero Club lapel badge'; gilded brass wings, the centre bearing a red, white and blue enamel shield Good condition, retaining original horseshoe shape buttonhole fitting, enamel with two minor hairlines, service wear to gilt finish.
Width 47mm.
Height 15mm.

Cheltenham Aero Club Staverton Gloucestershire, formed around the 1930's, still listed in 'FLIGHT' magazine 23 March 1961 under 'Flying Clubs and Groups in the United Kingdom'. Compiled from the membership lists of the 'Association of British Aero Clubs and Centres' and 'Popular Flying Association'.

Code: 56577

40.00 GBP


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London Aeroplane Club membership badge c1930s

A rare original 'London Aeroplane Club elite membership badge'; gilded brass feather quill bearing white enamel star flanked by black enamel stylized wings, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Skinner & Co 34 Old Bond St London.W.1' and with low official issue number '219'. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings.
Length 29mm.

The 'London Aeroplane Club' was opened by Sir Philip Sassoon in 1925. He was Secretary of State for Air, Honorary Commanding Officer of 601 (County of London) Squadron, nicknamed ‘The Millionaires’ Squadron.

Code: 56266

120.00 GBP


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Blackpool Flying Glider Club members badge circa 1940s


A scarce original circa 1940's 'Blackpool Flying Glider Club lapel badge'; gilded brass wings, the central shield bearing the 'Arms of Blackpool' with ribbon title scroll "B.F.G.C" below. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect except for small nick to tip of crest.
Width 40mm.
Height 16mm.

Code: 55716

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Bournemouth Flying Club members badge cica 1930s


A superb example of a circa 1930's 'Bournemouth Flying Club lapel badge'; gilded brass wings, the central title disc inlaid with blue enamel; the reverse impressed with unusual early maker's details "B.H.Collins & Co Birmingham". Excellent condition, retaining original horseshoe shape buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Width 41mm.
Height 12mm.

Code: 55563

45.00 GBP


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Leicestershire Aero Club membership badge


A scarce original circa 1920's 'Leicestershire Aero Club badge'; gilded brass wings, the central red enamel shield bearing a 'Cinquefoil pierced Ermine' from the 'City of Leicester Arms' surmounted by a running fox and title scroll inlaid with blue enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Birmingham Medal Co." and official issue number "666". Very good condition, retaining original horseshoe shape buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, minimal wear to gilt finish.
Width 38mm.
Height 20mm.

Leicestershire Aero Club was formed in 1909 although without aircraft or airfield, latter to become operational from Leicester Airport.

Code: 55458

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Phillips & Powis School of Flying membership badge


A scarce original circa 1930's 'Phillips & Powis School of Flying lapel badge', small silver plated example in the shape of a shield, depicting a monoplane in relief on light blue enamel background. Good condition, retaining original lapel fitting, enamel intact with barely noticeable hairline crack, minor wear to silver plating.
Height 19mm.

FLIGHT (Magazine) May 2, 1930 ) states "EASTER MONDAY was the first anniversary of Phillips & Powis School of Flying. 300 pupils have taken instruction and 16 " A " licences obtained."

Phillips & Powis Aircraft Manufacturers, Woodley Airfield, Reading, Berkshire.In 1943 became 'Miles Aircraft Ltd'.

Code: 55322

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London Aeroplane Club elite membership badge c1930s

A rare original 'London Aeroplane Club membership badge'; gilded brass feather quill bearing yellow enamel star flanked by black enamel stylized wings, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Skinner & Co 34 Old Bond St London.W.1.'and with low official issue number '282'. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
Length 29mm.

The 'London Aeroplane Club' was opened by Sir Philip Sassoon in 1925. He was Secretary of State for Air, Honorary Commanding Officer of 601 (County of London) Squadron, nicknamed ‘The Millionaires’ Squadron.

Code: 55225

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Royal Aero Club Associate Member gentlemens lapel badge c1950


A scarce original pre 1953 'Royal Aero Club Associate Member gilt lapel badge', blue enamel pennant bearing a King's Crown and winged caduceus within a titled circlet. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no chips to the enamel, some minor surface scratches and wear to gilt finish.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 53174

30.00 GBP


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Northamptonshire Aero Club Sywell aircraft aerodrome badge c1930s


A rare circa 1930's 'Northamptonshire Aero Club' winged lapel badge, depicting a biplane aircraft circling an aerodome, the reverse with maker's details "B'Ham Medal & Badge Co Ltd Albion St Birmingham", Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel good apart from hairline cracks to the center white.
Width 36mm.
Height 18mm.

Northamptonshire Aero Club was founded in 1928.

Code: 52978

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1937 Brooklands Flying Club Membership Badge


A rare gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker’s details “W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B”Ham" and with official issue "No 957" and "Not Transferable". Very good condition, original full length cord, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 29mm.

Code: 50999

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Cardiff Aeroplane Club, Early Aviation Flying Club Badge.


An early silver plated badge with red, blue and green enamel, depicting the Arms of Cardiff City, with scroll below "eheda". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Width 38mm.
Height 21mm.

Code: 50995

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