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WW1 Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd Munitions of War numbered badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co Ltd, Munitions of War Imperial Service badge', brass circular example inlaid with blue enamel, the reverse impressed with official issue number '10232'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact.
Diameter 27mm.

During WW1 Sir W.G.Armstrong Whitworth & Co were large manufacturers of Aeroplanes, Airships, Warships, Submarines, Motor Vehicles, Tractors, Guns, Ammunition and all war materials.

Code: 62303

75.00 GBP


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Volunteer Munitions Brigade Woolwich Arsenal cartridge makers badge

A very scarce original First World War period 'Volunteer Munitions Brigade brass and enamel week-end workers badge', the reverse with maker's details 'D.G.Collins London' and stamped with official low issue number '576'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 30mm.

Code: 62302

120.00 GBP


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WW1 On His Majestys Service OHMS War Office Supplies badge

A rare original First World War period gilt and enamel 'On His Majestys Service war workers pin badge'; gilt metal shield inlaid with white enamel inscribed 'O.H.M.S. War Office Supplies'. Good condition, retaining original hook, pin joint fitting an old padded base replacement, enamel with minor chip in the 9 o'clock position and heavy surface scratches. Price reflects.
Height 25mm.

Code: 62301

40.00 GBP


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WW1 Employed On Government Work munition workers war service badge

A scarce original First World War period gilt and enamel munition war workers badge, in the form of a raised rim seeded gilt circlet, with embossed patriotic 'S' ribbon style title scroll, inlaid with red, white and blue enamel and inscribed 'Employed On Government Work' and surmounted by white rose; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Bradford'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, minor service wear.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 62276

50.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1915 munition workers home front badge J.R.Gaunt Z 6337

A scarce original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munitions workers badge', Crowned oval title, the voided centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance' shield; the reverse with maker's details stamped in relief 'J.R.Gaunt & Son. Ltd London' and impressed with scarce low official issue number 'Z 6337'. Very good condition,complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 43mm.

Code: 62245

30.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1914 munition workers badge no maker

A good original First World War period circular gilt badge with central embossed Crown and blue enamel title surround 'On War Service 1914'; this example without maker's details. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 62215

20.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1915 munition workers badge

A scarce original First World War period gilt and enamel war workers badge, within a blue enamel rimmed seeded gilt circlet surmounted by Union spray of rose, shamrock and thistle; the central patriotic 'S' ribbon style scroll inlaid with red, white and blue enamel and inscribed 'On War Service 1915'; the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Bolton' and impressed 'Reg.638232' a registered, design and patent date of 1914. Exceptionally good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 27mm.

Code: 62214

75.00 GBP


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WW1 Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Co Ltd on war service badge

A scarce original First World War period 'On His Majesty"s Service Works, Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company on war service badge', large gilt circular example bearing blue enamel title surround 'O.H.M.S' 'W.S & E.Co Ltd' with patriotic red, white and blue enamel Union Jack Flag to centre; the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details 'R.Neal, Percival St. London E.C.' and with official issue number '2020'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 30mm.

In 1914 Wallsend Slipway and Engineering Company, located on the River Tyne at Point Pleasant, near Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. They were Boilermakers and Ship-repairers.

Code: 62203

60.00 GBP


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WW1 Bowley Preece & Co Ltd Birmingham 1915 on war service badge

A good original First World War period 'Bowley Preece & Co Ltd Birmingham ' gilt and enamel war worker's badge, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'C.Usher B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 30mm.

On the 2nd December 1915 'Bowley Preece & Co Ltd 242 Broad St. Birmingham', placed an advertisement in the 'Birmingham Mail' for a job available, describing themselves as: 'CABINET MAKERS and Carrera for Saddle Bar Brassing; good wages; Government work'.

Code: 62202

45.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1915 official workers badge

A scarce original First World War 1915 period war workers gilt badge with embossed Crowned ribbon style patriotic title inlaid with red, white and blue enamel and inscribed 'On War Service 1915. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minor bruise and light surface scratches, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 62201

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WW1 Volunteer War Workers officially numbered badge by J.R.Gaunt

A good original First World War period Crowned 'VW' Volunteer Workers brass badge, the reverse with embossed maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '53722'. Good condition, complete with original substantial pin fittings.
Height 30mm.

In 1940 a similar badge was approved by the War Office although the use of the Crown was refused and 'For the Forces' added, the badge was in chrome and enamel.
See: 'Doing Their Bit' by Jon Mills.

Code: 62200

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WW1 Coventry Ordnance Works Special War Service munition makers badge

A scarce original Great War period 'Coventry Ordnance Works Ltd Special War Service badge' brass circular example bearing embossed title surround with 'Heavy Artillery Field Gun' to the centre; the reverse with individually struck official issue number '6346'. Very good condition, complete with an old replacement buttonhole fitting.
Diameter 29mm.

'Coventry Ordnance Works Limited' was formed in 1905 by a consortium of shipbuilding firms John Brown, Yarrow, Cammell Laird and Fairfield, during the First World War they manufactured heavy artillery guns for the British Army and the Royal Navy. They closed in 1925.

Code: 62199

80.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 womens munition workers badge J.R.Gaunt London

A scarce original First World War official issue 'On War Service 1916 womens munition workers badge' in the form of a brass triangle, George V Crown to voided centre with 1916 below, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. London' and official issue number '448453'. Very good condition, complete with original substantial heavy duty pin fittings.
Height 40mm.

Code: 62198

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WW1 On War Service 1915 munition workers enamel badge

A scarce original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munition workers badge', gilt brass Crowned blue enamel oval title, the centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance' shield on white enamel ground, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd London' and impressed with official issue number '47321'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 43mm.

Code: 62197

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WW1 On War Service 1915 munition workers badge J.R.Gaunt M 79210

A good original First World War official 'On War Service 1915 munitions workers badge'; Crowned oval title, the voided centre bearing the 'Board of Ordnance shield', the reverse impressed with maker's details stamped in relief 'J.R.Gaunt & Sons Ltd London' 'M' and impressed with official issue number '79210'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 44mm.

Code: 62196

20.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1914 munition workers badge by D.G.Collins

A good original First World War period circular gilt badge with central Crown and blue enamel title surround 'On War Service 1914'; the reverse impressed with scarce maker's details 'D.G.Collins London'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 62195

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WW1 On War Service 1915 Drewry Lane Works Derby badge

A rare original First World War 1915 period war workers badge, believed to have been worn by an employee from the 'James Smith & Co (Derby) Ltd' who in 1914 were on contract to make Army, Railway and Police Uniform for the war effort. A generally recognised pattern gilt badge with embossed Crowned 'S' style patriotic title inlaid with red, white and blue enamel and inscribed 'On War Service 1915' with an additional scroll below 'Drewry Lane Works', the reverse with maker's details 'T.Fattorini Bolton'. Very good condition, complete with unusual original horizontal pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 31mm.

Code: 62134

120.00 GBP


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WW1 United Alkali Co Ltd Liverpool on war service workers numbered badge

A scarce original First World War period patriotic 'Serving The Empire United Alkali Co Ltd war workers badge'; gilt brass circular example surmounted by a Crown, the title surround inlaid with blue enamel, the centre displaying an embossed 'UAC' monogram over the symbol of unity a pair of shaking hands, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'T.Fattorini Bolton' and official issue number '1101'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 36mm.

The 'United Alkali Company Limited' Cunard Building, Liverpool, was a British chemical company formed in 1890. It became one of the top four chemical companies which merged in 1926 with Brunner Mond, Nobel Explosives and British Dyestuffs Corporation to form Imperial Chemical Industries.

Code: 62028

95.00 GBP


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WW1 On War Service 1916 womens munition workers badge J.R.Gaunt London

A good original First World War official issue '1916 Munition Workers brass trianglular badge'; George V Crown to voided centre with 1916 below, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd. London' and official early issue number '78924'. Very good condition, complete with original substantial heavy duty pin fittings. Please note: this particular badge has been shaped into a convex form, possibly to wear on a hat
Height 38mm.

Code: 61900

25.00 GBP


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WW1 C.Ainsworth & Co Ltd engaged on war work badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Engaged On war work badge'; gilded brass circular example the title surround inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting an embossed 'Union Spray' representing the unity of England, Scotland and Ireland, a Rose, Thistle and Shamrock, with applied white central title bar 'C.Ainsworth & Co Ltd', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Medallist'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 27mm.

Code: 61768

75.00 GBP


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