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A scarce original circa mid 1930's 'The Dunlop Caddie promotional badge'; chromium plated highly enamelled golfing caricature, his head in the form of a golf ball; the reverse impressed with maker's detail 'Cashmore & Co B'Ham' (circa 1915 to 1936). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
'The Dunlop Caddie' promotional badge was sold in golfing equipment shops during the 1930's, it originally came with a backing card inscribed 'The Golfer's Symbol of Goof Luck'.
A scarce original 'Edward VII & Queen Alexandra 1902 Coronation souvenir coloured celluloid tin button badge', with the additional scroll stating 'Copy of a Picture Worked on a Singer Sewing Machine'; the reverse still retaining the original Singer advertising card insert, this with stain. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, colour remains bright, an excellent example.
A good original circa 1970's promotional bagde' in the form of a large moulded plastic muscely man running with force and outlined in black, his head and chest replaced by an 'Ever Ready Power Plus' battery. Very good condition, complete with original brass safety pin fitting, no cracks or distortions, colours remain bright, minimal wear.
The Ever Ready Co (Great Britain) was well known for its batteries, the company was also a producer of torches and bicycle lamps.
A good original circa 1950's 'Eaton 2 Speed Axles salesmans promotional badge'. Small chromium plated example inlaid with orange enamel, the title picked out in red. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, minor stress lines by 2 not affecting the appearance.
Height of front 9mm.
Eaton Axles Limited. Engine and Unit Component Manufacturers, Cleveleys Road, Warrington.
A scarce original circa 19331939 period 'Golfing Manufacturers advertising badge' in the form of a figural smiley gentleman wearing highly enamelled golfing outfit and smoking a pipe with "Bromford" title below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham" (a mark used between 1933 -1939). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks to the enamal, two tiny nicks to cap otherwise perfect.
A superb example of a circa 1940's period 'Golfing Manufacturers advertising badge' in the form of a figural smiley Scottish gentleman wearing highly enamelled tartan golfing outfit including 'Plus Fours' and 'Tam o' Shanter' and smoking a pipe with "Penfold" title below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd B'ham.18" also "Made in England" concealed behind the lapel. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole horseshoe fitting, remarkably no stress marks or damage to the enamal, an excellent example.
A superb impressive circa 1903 Edwardian period 'James Williamson and Son Limited cap badge'; fine quality large gilded brass example bearing the Crowned Trade Mark of the 'Lion Varnish Works, Lancaster' to voided centre. Excellent condition, complete with original two loop fittings, enamel perfect.
JAS Williamson & Son Limited were varnish manufacturers and in 1903 made special varnishes for Coach Builders, Railway Companies, Cabinet Makers, to name but a few.
A scarce original gilt and enamel 'Meltonian Cream' advertising badge, depicting a gentleman in morning dress sporting a top hat and monocle, standing on a jar of 'Meltonian' shoe cream, the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18" and "Copyright". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Meltonian Cream E.Brown & Son Ltd, Cricklewood, London. The figural character trade mark of Meltonian was registered to Reckitt & Colman Pty Ltd and accepted in 1937.
A scarce original pre-war circa 1934 'Co-operative Wholesale Society Fire Brigade badge'; die-stamped brass wheatsheaf bearing tri-part scroll with voided title 'CWS' 'FB' across centre. Very good condition, complete with two loop fitting to reverse and retaining pin.
A rare original circa 1940's 'Lucas maker's of electrical equipment for motor cars, cycles and commercial vehicles salesman's promotional badge'. A superb large gilded brass example depicting the distinguished lion, torch, and wheel logo in red, white and blue enamels, with post 1920's style 'LUCAS' title below. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
A very scarce circa 1965 superb quality 'Coty Cosmetics vintage trademark promotional badge'; large silver gilt example inlaid with red translucent enamel; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1965 and maker's details "G & Co Ld" (Garrard & Co, London) the Crown Jewellers. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
A good original Co-operative Wholesale Society advertising badge from the circa 1960's 'Wheatsheaf The Best of Bread from Your Co-op'; celluloid tin button example depicting a wheatsheaf on red backing, within pink sun-ray title surround. Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
A scarce original circa 1930's 'Cow & Gate Milk Food' promotional lucky charm, in the form of their trademark baby symbol; hollow silver example the front impressed "Smiler" the reverse inscribed in relief "Cow & Gate Brings Health & Happiness" and "Sterling Silver". Very good condition, no dents or cracks, complete with ring suspension.
A good original Kellogg's Ricicles 1962 issue 'Noddy Club badge' in the form of the fictional character created by children's author Enid Blyton; gilded brass example with painted enamel finish, the reverse impressed in relief "© N.S.R. Co. Ltd.1962 Kellogg's".
Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, painted finish intact, minor service wear to gilt finish.
A scarce original circa 1950's chromium plated badge, with the cleverly designed Spratts logo in the distinctive form of a Scottie dog, this example with additional raised title "Spratt's Mixed Ovals" to the reverse and with maker's details "Marples & Beasley Ltd B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minimal wear to chromium plating, an excellent example.
A scarce original circa 1950's chromium plated seed advertising badge the cleverly designed Spratts logo in the distinctive formation of a 'pet bird', the reverse with maker's details in relief "M.& B.Ltd.B'Ham" (Marples & Beasley Birmingham) and "Pet Bird Owners' Club". Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, chromium plated lifted from back and under the tail exposing a copper base.
A scarce original 'Bryant & May Ltd, Blackpool 1st June 1923, Mr. Paton's Day' gilt and enamel promotional badge', the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford'. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
A good original circa 1950's period 'Norvic Footfitters Fitter Feet childrens club promotional gilt and enamel badge'. Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, minor wear to the enamel and gilt finish.
An original 1930's gilt and enamel promotional character figure badge, 'Doodles' the clown from Blackpool Tower Circus, the reverse with maker's details "Miller 118 Branston St B'Ham" "Regd 727956" a Registered Design and Patent date of 1927 and a makers mark used between 1931-1934. Good condition, original pin fittings, no chips to the enamel, but with minor stress marks to left shirt collar and a few surface scatches to the legs.
A scarce original silver plate and enamel '25 years Silver Jubilee Chilvern Cottage' cheese promotional badge, the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18 Copyright". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel and complete with complimentary card that would have originally accompanied the badge, this with heavy crease through the middle.
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