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WW1 Bedford Borough Recreation Committee For The Troops volunteer workers badge

WW1 Bedford Borough Recreation Committee For The Troops volunteer workers badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Bedford Borough Recreation Committee For The Troops pin badge'; gilt example enamelled in patriotic red, white and blue colours; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Bolton'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 23mm.

The Bedford Borough Recreation Committee for the Troops was formed by the Mayor of Bedford during the First World War and was made up predominantly of female volunteers, who arranged event such as the Highland Games and Hogmany for the Highland Division and entertainment for all the troops who passed through Bedford in the war years. The following is an extract that appeared in the Bedfordshire Times and Independent newspaper on Friday 20 December 1918:

Bedford Borough Recreation Committee for the Troops, GRAND CHRISTMAS MATINEE Variety Entertainment The Corn Exchange, Bedford on Friday Dec 27 1918.

Code: 63615

60.00 GBP


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Field Marshal Douglas Haig 'Officers and Men 1914 1918 badge'

Field Marshal Douglas Haig 'Officers and Men 1914 1918 badge'

A scarce original First World War period 'Officers and Men 1914 1918 badge'; large gilt blue enamel title circlet, the centre bearing an embossed gilt portrait of 'Field Marshal Douglas Haig' on seeded ground, with artists initials 'CE'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 30mm

Code: 63613

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Kitchener's Army Official 1914 cardboard badge

Kitchener's Army Official 1914 cardboard badge

A very rare original First World War 1914 period 'Kitchener's Army badge'; a superb surviving card example, with red embossed finish, bearing gilt tooled lettering 'Kitchener's Army Official' and edge trim. Good condition, complete with safety pin fitting, colour remains bright and housed in what is thought to be its original issue card box, this now with two split corners and age wear.
Diameter 38mm.

These quickly produced economy issue badges, were worn prior to the issue of the regimental badges.

Code: 63576

900.00 GBP


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WW1 British Salonika Force Greece Reunion Association badge

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 'R.Hodd & Son'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, stress marks and damage to the enamel, centre and rim in the 11 o'clock position. Price reflects.
Diameter 21mm.

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: 63546

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Territorial Force Imperial Service Volunteer uniform breast badge

WW1 Territorial Force Imperial Service Volunteer uniform breast badge

A good original First World War period 'Imperial Service' die-cast nickel pin badge, worn on the uniform above right pocket by Territorial Force Soldiers who had Volunteered for Overseas Service during the Great War; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, complete with its original substantial pin fittings, an excellent example.
Width 42mm.
Height 25mm.

Code: 63529

30.00 GBP


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WW1 Union Jack Flag British Bulldog patriotic pin badge

WW1 Union Jack Flag British Bulldog patriotic pin badge

A most appealing scarce original First World War period large circular gilt and enamel pin badge; Crowned 'Union Jack Flag' with applied 'British Bulldog, set on a fretted rose, each petal depicting the representative symbol of the 'Commonwealth of Nations', Australia Kangaroo, New Zealand Moa, Canada Beaver, India Elephant, within circular title 'A United Empire What We Have We'll Hold'; the reverse inscribed with embossed lettering 'Symbol of Empire' 'All British' with 'Regd. No. 643272' a registered, design and patent date of 1915. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 31mm.

Code: 63528

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WW1 Overseas Service Chevrons four blue chevrons felt coth badge

WW1 Overseas Service Chevrons four blue chevrons felt coth badge

A scarce ORIGINAL First World War period 'Overseas Service Chevrons badge' four blue embroidered chevrons on khaki felt cloth backing covering the years 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. Good well used condition, minor stains, came with Code: 63378 1914 1915 star medal.

Code: 63380

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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge

WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge

A scarce original First World War period brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief 'AB ) Prov Pat,7342-17(No.4' and complete with unmarked backing plate. complete with backing plate stamped 'The Wounded Stripe PAT No.4 115896'.Good condition, some rust spots and minor staining, complete with two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 51mm.

Code: 63379

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Vickers Ltd Erith Ambulance Corps pin badge

Vickers Ltd Erith Ambulance Corps pin badge

A rare original circa First World War period gilt brass pin badge, from the company known for the building and manufacture of machine guns, armaments, warships, military vehicles, in the form of white enamel flag bearing diagonal red cross inscribed 'Vickers Ltd Erith Ambulance Corps'; the reverse impressed with an official low issue number '57', makers details 'Vaughtons Birm' and impressed in relief 'THE PROPERTY OF VICKERS LTD ERITH'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minimal service wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 30mm.

Code: 63278

250.00 GBP


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WW1 France and Britian allied flags pin badge

WW1 France and Britian allied flags pin badge

A scarce original possibly First World War period English made 'France and Britian alliance pin badge' in the form of a gilt brass laurel wreath, impressed with registration numberd 'Rd 539997' a registered, design and patent date of 1909, mounted with shield, bearing highly enamelled combined French Flag and Union Jack. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, an excellent example.
Height 26mm.

This style of wreath was used on various regimental brooches during the Great War.

Code: 63237

40.00 GBP


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Comrades of The Great War small pattern numbered lapel badge

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 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '260133'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, 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: 63154

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Old Contemptibles Association 1914 Aug 5 To Nov 22 chums badge

Old Contemptibles Association 1914 Aug 5 To Nov 22 chums badge

A scarce ORIGINAL post 1925 'Old Contemptibles Association' bronzed lapel badge, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Toye & Co London', 'Reg. No 726347' and stamped with official issue number '7519A'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, minor service wear.
Height 23mm.

The Old Contemptibles Association was founded by Capt JP Danny of the Royal Artillery on June 25th 1925, all members were known as 'chums' and were the survivors of the First British Expeditionary Force of August-November 1914.

Code: 63150

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Scottish Federation of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers badge

Scottish Federation of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers badge

A scarce original early post First World War period 'Scottish Federation of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers lapel badge'; large diamond shaped gilt example with white enamel title border, the centre with three thistles to each corner on field of red, surmounted by an applied figure of 'Justice' with title scroll below, superimposed over 'For King and Empire Services Rendered' wound badge outline, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Bradford' and 'Rd.665970' a Registration, Design and Patent number for the early quarter of the year 1919. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 43mm.

Code: 63140

45.00 GBP


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Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) CEF for services at sea

Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) CEF for services at sea

A rare original circa 1919 period 'Canadian Naval War Badge'; nickel Crowned 'CANADA' ribbon scroll, bearing superimposed pair of leaning fouled anchors, resting within a 'SERVICES RENDERED' tri-part scroll; the reverse with maker's details 'W.Scully' and officially impressed with low issue number '1799'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 33mm.

The 'Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) was for services at sea, on any battle front, or ashore in the British Isle.

Code: 62963

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WW1 Canadian Military Forces flying bullet trench art souvenir badge

WW1 Canadian Military Forces flying bullet trench art souvenir badge

A scarce original First World War period souvenir badge in the form of a ammunition bullet head, mounted with a Canadian Military Forces maple leaf badge. Good condition, complete with pin fitting, some enamel loss.
Height 36mm.

Code: 62947

25.00 GBP


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WW1 Heavy Brigade Machine Gun Corps HBMGC silver tank badge

WW1 Heavy Brigade Machine Gun Corps HBMGC silver tank badge

A very rare original First World War period 'Heavy Brigade Machine Gun Corps silver pin badge', in the form of a well defined British Army Tank with blue enamel ribbon title scroll 'H.B.M.G.C.'; the reverse impressed 'Sterling Silver'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 19mm.
Width 36mm.

Code: 62933

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WW1 French Flag flying bullet trench art souvenir badge

WW1 French Flag flying bullet trench art souvenir badge

A scarce original First World War period souvenir badge in the form of a ammunition bullet head, mounted with a blue, white and red enamel French Flag, complete with coiled sprung pin fitting, typical of the period, the flag not in the best of condition with chips and cracks.
Width with pin 32mm.

Code: 62926

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Borough of Southend 1915 volunteer war worker badge

WW1 Borough of Southend 1915 volunteer war worker badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Borough of Southend 1915 Volunteer war worker badge'; large gilt and enamel example, bearing 'VW' logo on blue enamel ground, within white title surround; the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details 'Rayleigh Studio Farringdon Avenue E.C.' and 'Reg.638252' a registration design and patent year of 1914. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 62912

60.00 GBP


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CWL Huts 1915 - 1919 Catholic Womens League war service tribute badge

CWL Huts 1915 - 1919 Catholic Womens League war service tribute badge

A scarce original end of the First World War period 'C.W.L. Huts 1915 - 1919 tribute pin badge'; silver plated blue enamel oval title surround, a representation Recreation Hut for the Forces embossed to centre; the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Fattorini Bradford'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 21mm.

At the beginning of the First World War an appeal was made for a Catholic recreation hut for the Forces in Boulogne and with the generous response from members of the public, the League obtained and open a hut there. In 1916 additional huts were opened in England to provide comforts for the forces and to cater for their spiritual needs.

Code: 62874

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WW1 National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers badge

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 approx 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: 62864

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