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Old Contemptibles Association 1914 Aug 5 To Nov 22 chums lapel badge very low issue number

A scarce ORIGINAL post 1925 'Old Contemptibles Association' bronzed badge, the reverse with maker's details 'Toye & Co Ld London', 'Reg. No 726347' and stamped with official very low issue number '172A'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 24mm.

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: 61869

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WW1 Territorial Force Imperial Service Volunteer uniform breast badge

A good original First World War period 'Imperial Service' die-cast nickel badge, worn on the uniform above right pocket by Territorial Force Soldiers who had Volunteered for Overseas Service during the Great War. Very good condition, complete with its original substantial pin fittings.
Width 43mm.
Height 26mm.

Code: 61843

30.00 GBP


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1914-1918 British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association LESMA badge

A scarce original circa 1920's period 'British L.E.S.M.A. Membership badge'; gilded brass triangular shaped example, displaying a green enamel shield inscribed '1914 1918' within laurel wreath and sprays; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 23mm.

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: 61795

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WW1 Comrades of The Great War Womens Auxiliary Badge

A very scarce original 'Womens Auxiliary Comrades of The Great War' large gilt and enamel badge portraying a Union Flag, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and very low official issue Number '129'. Very good condition, complete with pin fittings, enamel with heavy damage.
Diameter 30mm.

Code: 61661

60.00 GBP


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WW1 London District Railway Stations buffet canteen war workers badge

A scarce original First World War period 'London District pin badge' in the form of a large gilt white enamel title surround, with an applied large 'Cornucopia' horn of plenty (symbol of abundance and nourishment) to voided centre. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, the shank with make do replacement pin, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 38mm.

Code: 61647

45.00 GBP


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1916 POW prisioners of war bone work badge

A unique original First World War prisioners of war art work souvenir, skilfully made from animal bone, fretted and worked into floral leaf and flower decorated brooch, probably for a loved one. Very good complete condition, with adapted safety pin as a fitting.
Height 29mm.
Width 48mm.

Code: 61645

60.00 GBP


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WW1 Territorial Force Imperial Service Volunteer uniform badge by Lambourne

A scarce original First World War period 'Imperial Service' die-cast nickel plated badge scarce with maker's details "Lambourne & Co Birmingham", worn on the uniform above right pocket by Territorial Force Soldiers who had Volunteered for Overseas Service during the Great War. Very good condition, retaining original substantial pin fittings.
Width 43mm.
Height 25mm.

Code: 57884

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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

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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

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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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