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A good original circa early 20th century 'Band of Hope movement celluloid tin button badge' bearing a white anchor on blue background, the reverse still retaining its original paper label inscribed "U.K. Band of Hope Union 59 - 60 Old Bailey London, E.C.". Good condition, complete with original pin fitting, minor foxing.
A very good condition original circa 1900 period 'Christian Temperance movement medal'; gilded brass medal in the form of a quatrefoil cross inlaid with blue enamel, bearing 'fleur-di-lis tips to the points' and Maltese Cross decoration, the centre depicting a 'Queen Victoria Crown' on red enamel ground within white title circlet 'Band of Hope'; the reverse embossed with foulded anchor within laurel sprays. Complete with original blue silk ribbon rare to find intact and gilt suspension bar with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright, an excellent example.
Band of Hope Union was founded in 1855 at the suggestion of the 'Reverend Jabez Tunnicliff' an advocate for total abstinence from alcohol.
A scarce medal celebrating Queen Victoria's Jubilee and the Band of Hope Movement; large bronze example the obverse inscribed "Jubilee of the Band of Hope Movement 1897" "Founded in Leeds 1847 by 'Mrs Ann Jane Carlile' and 'Rev.J.Tunnicliff" and depicting head and shoulder raised portraits of the founders; the reverse inscribed "H.M.Queen Victoria Patron of the Band of Hope Jubulee" "1837-1897 Unprecedented Reign of Sixty Years" the centre showing a side portrait in relief of the Queen, complete with original yellow embroidered blue silk ribbon bearing fouled anchor and "Band of Hope Jubilee 1897". Excellent condition.
Overall height 108mm.
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