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WW1 City Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment enamel lapel badge

A rare original First World War period 'Liverpool Pals lapel badge'; circular gilt convex example inlaid with patriotic circles of red, white and blue enamel, the outer bearing the Latin phrase 'Civis Britannicus Sum', the inner white 'City Battalion The King’s Liverpool Regiment', with crest of 'Lord Derby' to centre on blue enamel ground. Very good condition, the original buttonhole lapel fitting replaced with latter period pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 61160

160.00 GBP


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Women's Section Comrades of The Great War pin badge

A scarce original 'Women's Section Comrades of The Great War' circular silver plated and enamel badge, depicting 'Britannia' to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '7122'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, minimal wear, an excellent example.
Diameter 24mm.

Code: 61145

55.00 GBP


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WW1 British Bulldog Union Jack Flag patriotic silver badge

A rare original First World War period patriotic badge, in the form of a defiant British Bulldog standing proud with red, white and blue enamelled 'Union Flag' between his teeth; the reverse impressed 'Silver', maker's details 'JW' and 'REGd 644039' a Registered Design and Patent Date for 1915. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings and old replacement hook, enamel with minor service wear.
Width 36mm.
Height 21mm.

Code: 61113

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Comrades of The Great War small pattern numbered lapel badge

A good original small pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Bradford' and impressed with official issue number 'S13694'. Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 61061

20.00 GBP


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Comrades of The Great War small pattern numbered lapel badge

A good original small pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with unusual maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '227458'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, gilt finish with minor wear.
Diameter 25mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 60775

10.00 GBP


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British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association LESMA membership badge

A good original later pattern circa 1940's period 'British L.E.S.M.A. Membership badge'; chromium plated triangular shaped example, depicting "Britannia" in relief on recessed rectangle, within laurel wreath and sprays. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, chromium plating with small wear lower left.
Height 22mm.

Formed around the 1920's when limbless men gathered together to discuss their problems and to give support to each other. A group of such men in the Glasgow area banded together to form the first branch of the 'Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association'.

Code: 60774

18.00 GBP


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WW1 National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers badge

A scarce original Great War period 'National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiersrs gilt and enamel badge, the centre depicting a soldier and a sailor shaking hands, the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details 'J.W.Hood & Co Southampton' and Registration '662333' a Registration, Design and Patent number for the early quarter of the year 1918. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 28mm.

National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 60702

25.00 GBP


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Federation of Grocers' Association Portsmouth 1917 wartime badge

A superbly enamelled rare original badge for the 'Federation of Grocers' Association'; large impressive gilded example bearing three rings of patriotic red, white and blue enamel, these listing all our allies during the First World War with blue shield to centre inscribed 'Portsmouth 1917'. Excellent condition, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 60530

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WW1 Comrades of The Great War Official lapel badge

A scarce original 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge displaying a Union Flag to the centre with additional scroll below, 'OFFICIAL' the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with issue number '1508'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 32mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 60483

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WW1 London Telephone Service Air Raids GPO award badge

A scarce original Great War period 'London Telephone Service air raids award badge'; large gilded brass Crowned circlet titled Air Raids with Latin motto 'Ducit Amor Patriae' (Love of country leads me), the centre bearing white enamel embossed 'LTS' cypher, on gilt ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 41mm.

The 'London Telephone Service Air Raids badge' was awarded by the Postmaster General during the First World War 1914 to 1918, as a mark of recognition for the women telephone operators who voluntarily remained at their posts in the exchange during air raids in order that calls relating to aircraft, defence, police, fire brigade, ambulance and other matters of importance could be effected.

Code: 60478

48.00 GBP


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LEST WE FORGET Comrades of the Great War associate member badge

A scarce original circa 1920's 'Lest We Forget Comrades of The Great War associate member gilt and enamel badge' displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official Issue Number '3294'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel with minimal service wear, gilt remains bright.
Height 31mm.

Code: 60475

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WW1 British Salonika Force Greece Reunion Association badge

A scarce original 'Salonika Reunion Association 1915-19 gilt and enamel lapel badge' depicting the Gulf of Salonika, the sun rising from behind a mountainous view, the reverse with maker's details 'Hodd & Son'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel with minor service wear.
Diameter 22mm.

The Salonika Reunion Association was formed in 1924 for members that had seen wartime service in the Balkans, they held their 44th and final Annual Remembrance Parade and Service at the Cenotaph London in 1968.

Code: 60403

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Comrades of The Great War small pattern numbered lapel badge

A good original small pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with unusual maker's details 'J.Taylor & Co London' and impressed with official very high issue number '471814'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 60397

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Comrades of The Great War large pattern officially numbered badge

A scarce original large pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '102688'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 33mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 60368

25.00 GBP


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WW1 Comrades of The Great War Irish Maid of Erin badge

A scarce original 'Comrades of The Great War' gilt and enamel lapel badge, circular title inlaid with red enamel, the voided centre displaying a crowned 'Maid of Erin', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and issue Number '29373'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, an excellent example.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 60339

75.00 GBP


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WW1 New Zealand War Contingent Association WCA official visitor badge

A scarce original First World War period British made 'New Zealand War Contingent Association badge'; Crowned gilt fern leaf wreath 'W.C.A.' at the base, blue enamel title circlet, the centre inscribed 'OFFICIAL VISITOR' on white enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 33mm.

War Contingent Association W.C.A. was formed in 1914 within ten days of the outbreak of First World War to raise funds, equip and support hospitals, convalescent homes, and canteens for wounded New Zealand soldiers across Britain.

Code: 60202

120.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge

A good original First World War period gilded brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief "AB ) Prov Pat 7342-17(No.4". Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin. Backing plate now absent.
Length 52mm.

Code: 60073

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Prisoner of War Help officially numbered badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Prisoner of War Help badge'; circular gilded brass example, the centre displaying embossed blue enamel intertwined initials 'PW' within a white title surround; the reverse Impressed with official issue number '4611' and maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Bolton'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 27mm.

Code: 60024

45.00 GBP


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Australian War Contingent Association London 1915 committee badge

A very scarce First World War period '1915 Australian War Contingent Association committee badge'; large gilded brass disc surmounted by rising sun, the central embossed Kangaroo and Emu within title surround and 1915, with an applied blue enamel 'Committee' scroll below. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, minor service wear to enamel and gilt finish.
Height 38mm.

The Australian War Contingent Association distributed gifts to Australian soldiers overseas during the First World War, they also provided other comforts such as personal clothing, excursions and hospital visits for wounded soldiers in hospital in England.

Code: 59797

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WW1 THE BETTER 'OLE British Army & Navy Leave Club Paris badge Barnsfather cartoon

A very scarce original post 1915 Great War period English made soldier souvenir badge from a leave club based in Paris France 'The Better 'Ole'; large circular gilded brass highly enamelled example, displaying a 'Union Jack flag', the central white disc bearing part of the Bruce Barnsfather cartoonist quip, the reverse embossed 'Souvenir - British Army & Navy Leave Club - Paris'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 30mm.

On the 24 November 1915, The Bystander magazine published what would become Bairnsfather’s most famous cartoon 'Well, if you knows of a better ‘ole, go to it!'.

Code: 59789

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