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Union of Post Office Workers UPW membership badge

A scarce original early pattern circa 1920's 'Union of Post Office Workers badge'; gilded brass example in the form of a large caduceus bearing white logo with red enamel letters 'UPW', the reverse impressed with 'Rd 632818' a Registered Design and Patent Number for the year 1914, prior to the amalgamation in 1919. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minor service wear.
Height 37mm.

The Union of Post Office Workers was formed in 1919 from the amalgamation of the Postal and Telegraph Clerks' Association (1881 to 1914), the Fawcett Association (1890 to 1919) and the Postmen's Federation (1881 to 1919). The UPW changed its name to the Union of Communication Workers 'UCW' in circa 1981.

Code: 59586

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Post Office Engineering trade union badge

A very good original circa 1940's 'Post Office Engineering Union lapel badge'; small circular gilded brass example inlaid with red, white and blue enamel, bearing shield with clasped hands to the centre and 'P.O.E.U. 1887' below, the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St. Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 20mm.

Code: 59309

10.00 GBP


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General Post Office GPO postmans collar badge circa 1955 to 1959


A good original circa 1955 to 1969 period 'General Post Office postman's collar badge'; die-stamped gilded brass example bearing Crowned within laurel sprays; the reverse with two brass loop fittings and split pin. Very good condition, minimal wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 28mm.

Code: 58964

15.00 GBP


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General Post Office GPO postmans cap badge post 1958


A good original post 1958 period 'General Post Office postman's cap badge'; large die-stamped gilded brass example bearing Crowned crossed post horns within laurel sprays; the reverse with long bar with blade ends. Very good condition, minimal wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 36mm.

Code: 58963

15.00 GBP


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GPO Royal Mail postmans security badge


A good original circa 1970's 'General Post Office postmans security badge'; large gilded brass example, wide red enamel band top and bottom, inscribed "Royal Mail" postmans identification number "505" in black enamel to centre and area code "WFD" below; the reverse impressed "A Reward Will Be Given To The Finder Of This Badge On Handing It In At The Nearest Post Office". Good condition, complete with two loop fitting bar to reverse together with securing pin, enamel intact, minor surface scratches.
Height 45mm.

Code: 58942

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Post Office Tower London circa 1965 GPO souvenir tin button badge.


A good original circa 1965 period 'Post Office Tower London celluloid tin button badge' depicting a red BT Tower with its peak surrounded by clouds. Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
Diameter 24mm.

The Post Office Tower was officially opened by the Prime Minister Harold Wilson on 8 October 1965. It was commissioned by the General Post Office for the purpose of supporting the microwave aerials then used to carry telecommunications traffic from London to the rest of the country.

Code: 58616

10.00 GBP


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General Post Office circa 1958 GPO postmans cap badge.


A good original circa 1958 period 'General Post Office postman's cap badge'; large die-stamped gilded brass example bearing Crowned crossed post horns within laurel sprays; the reverse with short rectangular loops with securing blades. Very good condition, minimal wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 45mm.

Code: 58510

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General Post Office GPO script cypher postmans cap collar badge.


A scarce original circa 1950's 'General Post Office postman's cap or collar badge'; gilded brass 'GPO' script with embossed foliated lettering, the reverse retaining original single style pair of blade fittings. Excellent condition.
Height 23mm.
Width 40mm.

Code: 58489

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1958 -1969 General Post Office GPO postmans security badge.


A good original circa 1958 -1969 'General Post Office postmans security breast badge'; large brass example, wide black enamel band top and bottom, inscribed "GPO" postmans identification number "39" and area code "MD"; the reverse impressed "A Reward of 1/- Will Be Given To The Finder Of This Badge On Handing It In At The Nearest Post Office". Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings to reverse together with securing pin, minor service wear.
Height 44mm.

Code: 58488

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Post Office Ambulance Centre For Valued Service GPO lapel badge


A good original circa 1980's 'Post Office Ambulance Centre For Valued Service lapel badge'; small silver plated example in the form of a 'Maltese Cross' inlaid with white enamel, red enamel crown and title scrolls; the reverse complete with single pin fitting and clutch catch. Very good condition.
Height 22mm.

Code: 57319

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General Post Office circa 1920 -1937 GPO postmans cap badge


A scarce original circa 1920 -1937 'General Post Office postman's cap badge'; large oval crowned die-stamped brass example inscribed in embossed enamel lettering "GPO", blue enamel central band bearing an applied brass postmans identification number "2" with area code "T" below; Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings to reverse together with securing pin, no damage to the enamel.
Height 55mm.

Code: 57268

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General Post Office circa 1956 Doorkeeper GPO cap and lapel badge


A good original circa 1956 'General Post Office Doorkeeper's Lapel badge; squared oval gilded brass example, bearing orange border and dark blue centre inscribed "GPO". Very good condition, enamel perfect, complete with original two loop fittings to reverse, minor wear to gilt finish.
Height 25mm.
Width 37mm.

Code: 57230

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National Federation of Subpostmasters silver union medal


A scarce original 'The National Federation of Subpostmasters' circular silver gilt and enamel medal, bearing the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom blue silk ribbon and top suspension bar inscribed "Past President 1947 /49; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1969, maker's details "M&B" (Marples & Beasley Birmingham) and named to the recipient "Mr J. Little. 1947-1949". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gold finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.
Overall height 75mm

Code: 56583

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National Federation of Subpostmasters Post Office trade union badge


A scarce original 'National Federation of Subpostmasters' circular gilt and enamel lapel badge, bearing the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 56582

15.00 GBP


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National Federation of Subpostmasters Post Office trade union badge


A scarce original 'National Federation of Subpostmasters' circular gilt and enamel lapel badge, bearing the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel with service wear, gilt finish worn to brass.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 56581

8.00 GBP


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UCW Post Office District Organiser 1972 hallmarked silver badge


A good quality scarce 'Post Office and Telecommunications' trades union badge in the form of a caduceus with 'UCW' initials inlaid with red enamel, mounted on a circular backing bearing ''District Organiser' title in black; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1972 and maker's details "F&S" (Fattorini & Son). Very good condition, retaining original spiral turned pin fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Diameter 15mm.
Height with pin 46mm.
The 'Union of Communication Workers' was formed in 1981 and merged with the National Communications Union in 1995 to become the Communication Workers' Union. The backing to this badge I would think was originally made for a 'Union of Post Office Workers' caduceus to be mounted on.

Code: 54313

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UCW Post Office Regional Secretary 1989 hallmarked silver badge


A good quality rare 'Post Office and Telecommunications' trades union badge in the form of a caduceus with 'UCW' initials inlaid with red enamel, mounted on a circular backing bearing ''Regional Secretary' title in yellow; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1989 and maker's details "T.F" (Thomas Fattorini). Very good condition, retaining original spiral turned pin fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Diameter 18mm.
Height with pin 49mm.

Code: 54312

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