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War Declared August 4th 1914 Union Jack flag patriotic badge

A scarce original circa 1914 patriotic gilt badge, in the form of a large white enamel horseshoe bearing the title 'One Flag, One Crown, One Empire, One People', multi colured Union Jack within, title below 'War Declared Aug 4th 1914'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 30mm.

Code: 59161

80.00 GBP


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WW1 Alf’s Button soldiers good luck charm badge

A scarce original First World War period Good Luck Charm in the form of a gilt button style badge, the surround inscribed “1st Battalion Good Luck Regiment”, to the centre a horseshoe in which the title “Alf’s Button” rests, Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, minor age wear.
Diameter 24mm.

'Alf’s Button' would have been purchased by a loved one and worn behind the collar of the soldiers uniform as a form of 'Good Luck'.

Code: 59094

35.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge

A good original example of a First World War period gilded brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief "AB ) Prov Pat,7342-17(No.4", complete with backing plate stamped "The Wounded Stripe Prov No.4 Pat". Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 51mm.

Code: 59081

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WW1 Kultur Cross British anti German propaganda medal


A good original 1914 British made anti-German propaganda Kultur Cross crudely cast in iron exploiting the German Army's excesses, committed in Belgian and French towns and cities on or near the Western Front, between August and October 1914. Very good condition.
Height 50mm.

Code: 58940

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Old Contemptibles Association 1914 Aug 5 To Nov 22 chums lapel badge


A scarce original post 1925 'Old Contemptibles Association' bronzed badge, the reverse with maker’s details "Toye & Co Ld London", "Reg No" and stamped with official issue number “1597D”. Very good condition,complete with original buttonhole fitting, minimal service wear.
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: 58892

35.00 GBP


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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: 58753

45.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge.


A good original early Great War period gilded brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief "B ) Prov Pat 7342 -17 (No 4", complete with backing plate stamped "The Wounded Stripe Prov No 4 Pat". Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 52mm.

Code: 58751

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WW1 Territorial Force Imperial Service Volunteer uniform breast badge.


A very 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, retaining it original substantial pin fittings.
Width 42mm.
Height 26mm.

Code: 58591

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WW1 Newfoundland War Contingent Association official visitor badge.


A rare original Great War period 'Newfoundland War Contingent Association Official Visitor badge'; large circular gilded brass example bearing an applied 'Caribou Head' on white enamel ground, within red enamel title surround; the reverse impressed with official issue number "41". Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings pin a replacement, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 37mm.

Newfoundland War Contingent Association was formed in London in 1915. The aim was to provide welfare and comfort to the Newfoundlanders on active service overseas.

Code: 58564

250.00 GBP


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RMS Lusitania Cunard Shipping Line commemorative medal.


The "Lusitania" was sunk by a German submarine on May 7th 1915. She had on board at the time 1,951 passengers and crew, of whom 1,198 perished. This is "An exact replica of the medal which was designed in Germany and distributed to commemorate the sinking of the "Lusitania". It was struck in England during the Great War and issued by the 'Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee' 32, Duke Street, Manchester Square W.1. with all profits going to the 'St. Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel'.

Very good condition, complete with box of issue, this with scuffs and general age wear, lid with minor tear and complete with folded certificate..
Diameter approx 55mm.

Code: 58521

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WW1 National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers badge.


A good scarce original 'National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiersr' gilt and enamel badge, the centre depicting a soldier and a sailor shaking hands; the reverse with unusual maker's details "J.W.Hood & Co Southampton". Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, service wear.
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: 58520

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Old Contemptibles Association Northern Ireland badge.


A rare original post 1925 'Old Contemptibles Association badge Northern Ireland'; gilded brass example in the form of a cross, each arm inlaid with blue enamel, the central disc in green and inscribed "August 4th - November 22nd 1914 the reverse with maker’s details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent Street Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minimal 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.
The Northern Ireland branch of the Old Contemptibles Association was finally disbanded in 1957.

Code: 58498

120.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge.


A good original early issue First World War period gilded brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief "Service Wounded Stripe S.S.Ltd - B - No 4 Prov Pat 7342", complete with backing plate stamped "Service Wounded Stripe" S.S.Ltd-B No 4 Prov Pat". Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 52mm.

Code: 58458

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WW1 Essex High Sheriffs 1914 -15 volunteer badge.


A scarce original First World War period 'When The People Willingly Offered Themselves Judges.V.2. Essex 1914 -15 badge'; brass circular example with embossed lettering, the reverse impressed with official issue number '435'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting.
Diameter 25mm.

Designed by Henry Strachey and given by the High Sheriff of Essex in 1914 -1915 to those who had offered their services but failed to enter the King's Forces due to some personal disability.

Code: 58245

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WW1 Surrey High Sheriffs 1914 volunteer badge.


A scarce original First World War 1914 period 'When The People Willingly Offered Themselves Judges.V.2. Surrey 1914 volunteer badge'; brass circular example with embossed lettering. Very good condition, original lapel fitting replaced by pin fitting possibly at the time.
Diameter 25mm.

Designed by Henry Strachey and given by the High Sheriff of Surrey in 1914 to those who had offered their services but failed to enter the King's Forces due to some personal disability. The High Sheriff of Surrey at that time was 'J. St. Loe Strachet Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford'.

Code: 58244

70.00 GBP


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British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association LESMA membership badge


A good original later pattern circa 1930's period 'British L.E.S.M.A. Membership badge'; gilded brass 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, gilt remains bright with minor service wear.
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: 58087

25.00 GBP


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1914-1918 British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association LESMA badge


A good 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, enamel intact, gilt remains bright.
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: 58086

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WW1 Patriotic Association of the Women of Newfoundland badge


A splendid example of this very scarce original Great War period 'Women’s Patriotic Association badge'; large gilded brass convex oval, blue enamel title surround with 'Caribou Head' to voided centre. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel of this very vulnerable convex style badge, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 24mm.
Width 42mm.

The 'Women’s Patriotic Association' war workers volunteered their time to support the Allied forces and to boost morale at home in Newfoundland. They made and shipped clothing overseas and volunteered in local hospitals. Their badge, as was the 'Newfoundland Regiment' was formed under the identity of the caribou, a symbol of bravery with its head held high.

Code: 58085

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WW1 London General Omnibus Company 1914 bus driver badge


An extremely rare original First World War period 'Auxiliary Omnibus Companies' Association 1914 gilt and enamel numbered badge' issued by the London General Omnibus Company. The obverse with the Battle Honours Antwerp, Ypres, Loos, Somme and Amiens, the reverse with the official three digit issue number "281" and maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford". Very good condition, complete with suspension, minor nick to the enamel just below ring, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 29mm.

In September 1914 the War Office made a desperate plea to the London General Omnibus Company for volunteer drivers and buses to transport troops of the BEF. This initial band of volunteers were drafted into the RND,(Royal Naval Division) so fast was their transition, they still wore their bus company uniforms. In 1915 this group of men were withdrawn back from France and discharged, many re-enlisting straight away.


Code: 58006

380.00 GBP


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WW1 British Salonika Force Greece Reunion Association badge


A scarce original 'Salonika Reunion Association 1915-19 gilt and enamel convex circular 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, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, minor surface scratches.
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: 57987

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