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Armstrong Siddeley aircraft engines 1928 silver propeller badge

A scarce original well designed 'Armstrong Siddeley lapel badge', in the form of an aircraft engine and propeller inlaid with blue enamel a carrying the company name; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1928 and maker's details 'J.F' (James Fenton & Co.). Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Width 45mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 59474

140.00 GBP


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Saunders-Roe aircraft company construction workers badge

An original circa 1940's 'Saunders Roe Limited gilt badge' inlaid with scarce variant black and white enamelling, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Birmingham' and official low issue number '130'. Fair condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, extensive enamel loss to wings and circlet. Price reflects.
Width 35mm.

Saunders-Roe Ltd, Columbine Works East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Code: 59076

30.00 GBP


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British Rola Company aircraft suppliers National Service badge.

A rare original wartime period 'British Rola Company badge' in the form of a fighter plane; gilded brass well defined aircraft bearing 'National Service' across the wings and official low issue number to the tail, the reverse complete with original pin fittings with safety roller catch in perfect working order. Excellent condition.
Wingspan 39mm.
Length 30mm.

Code: 58782

160.00 GBP


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Metropolitan-Vickers ARP aircraft production radar equipment badge


A scarce original Second World War period 'Metropolitan-Vickers Air Raid Precaution lapel badge', chromium plated example bearing the "MV" distinct company logo in black and white enamel above "A.R.P" tablet inlaid in red. Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
Height 26mm.

Code: 57667

65.00 GBP


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Pollards Aircraft Factory Walthamstow London war worker badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Pollards Aircraft War Service lapel badge'; chromium plated example in the shape of a polygon, the centre panels showing a carpenter-joiner and blast furnace worker in relief, around the edge the titles "H&C Ltd" "Pollards" "Haskins" "M-S Co". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, minimal wear to plating.
Height 20mm.

'H&C Ltd' "Hammond & Chapness of Walthamstow" went into liquidation in 1930 and was taken over by 'E Pollard & Co. Ltd' then a shopfitting company, who also merged with 'Samuel Haskins & Bros' in the same year.
Pollards Aircraft were based in Ferry Lane, Walthamstow, London, during WWII they were assigned to the production of aircraft parts.

Code: 57485

50.00 GBP


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PAC Aircraft Construction winged aeroplane company workers badge


A rare original circa 1936 'Aircraft Construction worker's badge'; gilded brass title circlet, inlaid with blue enamel, on which a large superimposed wing bearing the logo "PAC" overlaps. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 55mm.
Height 24mm.

'PAC Aircraft Construction' believed to be from the 'PUTTNAM AIRCRAFT CO. LTD.' registered as a private company on March 11 1936 and and known for the 'P.A.C. POU Flying Flea aircraft'. They ceased trading the same year after producing a small amount of aircraft.

Code: 57285

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Short Brothers Rochester OHMS aircraft makers badge

A rare original First World War period 'Short Brothers Rochester On His Majesty's Service war service badge'; large gilded brass quatrefoil example with blue enamel title surround and embossed winged propeller to the centre. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, minor surface scratches.
Height 30mm.

Short Brothers Aviation Company was one of the earliest British Aircraft makers founded in 1908. It produced the first production aircraft in the world and found a specialist niche market in the manufacture of Flying Boats. During the Great War it fulfilled a number of Government contracts for the RNAS and later RAF. An example of their Short Admiralty Type 184a flying boat was the first aircraft in the world to attack a ship dropping a live torpedo. Before the end of the war it would also move into making Airships been awarded two contracts and moving to Cardington in Bedfordshire. In 1919 the company changed its Company name to “Short Brothers (Rochester & Bedford) Ltd.

Code: 57284

140.00 GBP


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Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd Aircraft Engine Division workers badge


A good original circa 1940's 1950's 'Bristol Engine Division worker's badge in the form of a wing'; small chromium plated example displaying the 'Bristol Company logo' in blue enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham18" (1935 -1958 mark). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 26mm.
Height 12mm.

Code: 57283

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Handley Page Aircraft Manufacturers social club badge


A scarce original circa 1933 -1939 'Handley Page lapel badge'; small round gilded brass example, title surround inlaid in black enamel, superimposed wings bearing "SC" to the centre on enamel ground; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham" (1933 -1939 marking). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect.
Height 17mm.

Code: 57282

30.00 GBP


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Bristol Aero Engines Ltd 25 years service silver badge

A scarce small silver badge for twenty five years service at the 'Bristol Aero Engines Ltd', the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1956 and maker's details "F&S" (Fattorini & Sons). Very good condition, retaining original screw post fixing and silver nut with hallmark, enamel perfect.
Width 29mm.
Height 12mm.



Code: 57279

30.00 GBP


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Metropolitan-Vickers LSA 1923 long service association badge


A scarce original circa 1923 'Metropolitan-Vickers lapel badge'; small gilded brass hexagon shaped example, bearing the distinctive "MV" company logo in black enamel on white enamel ground, the blue enamel surround inscribed "L.S.A 1923"; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, one minor scratch to surface.
Height 16mm.

On April 16 1923 Metropolitan-Vickers formed the 'Long Service Association' electing 'A.Walmsley' as Chairman.

Code: 57252

45.00 GBP


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Universal Aircraft officially numbered identification badge c1940

A scarce original circa 1940's 'Universal Aircraft workers badge', gilded brass circular example bearing red enamel title surround, the centre displaying a fighter plane with initials to four corners "UAUT" on white enamel ground, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham" (a post-1927 address) and comparatively low issue number "263". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt finish and enamel with very minor service wear.
Diameter 25mm.

Universal Aircraft Ltd of Mitcham, Surrey, from a 1940's advertising poster, state that they are 'Specialists In Intricate Presswork' and that the are 'Fully AID (Air Inspection Department) Approved'.

Code: 57187

60.00 GBP


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Metropolitan-Vickers aircraft production and radar equipment badge


A scarce original Cold War period 'Metropolitan-Vickers lapel badge', chromium plated hexagon shaped example, bearing the distinctive "MV" company logo in black enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham" (1945–1954). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, minimal wear, an excellent example.
Height 22mm.

Code: 57186

45.00 GBP


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Gloster Aircraft Co Ltd officially numbered construction workers badge


A scarce circa 1940's 'Gloster Aircraft Co Ltd' brass and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingam" and impressed with official issue number "2095". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 20mm.

The 'Gloster Aircraft Company Limited' was founded in 1917 as the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company and was based in Cheltenham Gloucestershire. In 1961, the company was merged with 'Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Limited' to form 'Whitworth Gloster Aircraft Limited'.

Code: 57147

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Rotol Ltd. Womens Industrial Nursing Service WINS badge

A scarce original circa 1940's 'Rotol Ltd Women's Industrial Nursing Service badge'; oxidized silver plated example, depicting the 'Rotol' enamelled winged logo within laurel wreath surround, with scroll above bearing the initials "W.I.N.S". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 24mm.

'Rotol Ltd' Gloucester, was formed in 1937 by 'Rolls-Royce' and 'Bristol Aeroplane Company' for the development and manufacture of propellers for the growing demand for their fighter planes from the RAF. The name 'Rotol' was a combination of the "RO" from Rolls-Royce" and "TOL" from the name 'Bristol'.

Code: 56758

40.00 GBP


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Coastal Aircraft Limited official war workers badge


A rare original circa 1940's 'Coastal Aircraft Limited lapel badge'; circular brass example with blue enamel title surround, the centre depicting what is believed to be a 'Short Sunderland flying boat' just above the sealine; the reverse with unusual maker's details "Fattorini Glasgow" and impressed with official low issue number "38". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 25mm.

July 20, 1939 of Flight Magazine make a small reference to the 'Coastal Aircraft Ltd' as being a new company 'To manufacture, repair and deal in aircraft', with Scottish address attached '190, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow'.

Code: 56438

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De Havilland Aircraft Company c1940s war workers badge


A scarce original circa 1940's 'De Havilland lapel badge'; white metal example in the form of the companies logo, an aircraft with blue enamel "D" and "H" superimposed over each wing, the reverse impressed with official low issue number "409". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 16mm.
Width 25mm.

Code: 56097

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Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory air raid precaution ARP badge

A rare original wartime period 'Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory A.R.P. lapel badge', this example inlaid with red enamel, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel perfect, chromium plate with age wear.
Width 25mm.
Height 16mm.

'Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory' was constructed in 1938 and situated in Solihull Birmingham. The factory built more than half the Spitfire planes produced in the Second World War, it took many direct hits from enemy bombs causing fatalities. In 1945 the aircraft factory was closed and it became a car factory later to become part of Jaguar.

Code: 55821

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Vickers Armstrongs Supermarine spitfire construction workers badge


A scarce original circa 1940's 'Vickers-Armstrongs Supermarine lapel badge', chromium plated circular example, the centre depicting a spitfire aircraft inlaid with blue enamel on white ground, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham". Not the best of condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, heavy service wear to the enamel, price reflects.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 55820

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Faulkners Ltd Company Logo winged workers badge


A scarce circa 1940's 'Faulkners Ltd lapel badge'; small nickel wing, inlaid with white enamel, title circlet in blue with companies logo to the centre, a diamond with the letter "F" within; the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Wingspan 31mm.
Height 12mm.

Faulkners Ltd, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, manufactured 'Drop Forgings' and were contractors to the leading manufacturers of RAF Military Aircraft.

Code: 55361

45.00 GBP


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