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WW1 Primrose League Patriotic Service pin badge in retailers box

A scarce First World War period small gilt and enamel badge, bearing Crowned circlet, primrose with 'PL' to the centre and title scroll below 'The Primrose League Patriotic Service', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Howard St' and complete with retailers box and card insert with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Medallist Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 27mm.

Code: 63036

45.00 GBP


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Primrose League Honorary Dame political membership pin badge in retailers box

A good original patriotic 'Primrose League Honorary Dame of the League membership pin badge'; beautifull designed gilt and enamel example bearing the league's Latin motto 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty) and incorporating the Cross of St George and the Cross of St Andrew, complete with retailers box and card insert with maker's details 'Manufactured by W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Howard St, Birmingham'. Very good condition, original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, tiny manufacturers infill flaw to left arm.
Height 33mm.

The motto of the 'Primrose League' was "For God, King and Country". The League was formed in 1883 to maintain Religion, the Constitution and the British Empire. Its whole purpose was to make the world better to live in and to foster above everthing else that love of Country which is the basis of true patriotism.

Code: 63023

25.00 GBP


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Honourable Order of the Grand Star Primrose League political badge

A good original Victorian period 'Primrose League Decoration of the Grand Star Second Grade badge'; large unmarked star, cut in brilliant silver facets, mounted with gilt Garter inlaid with blue enamelling, bearing the legend 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty), surmounted by an Imperial Crown and yellow enamel primrose centre. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings and central hook to accomodate a ribbon, no damage to the enamel.
Height approx 60mm.

Conferred on Members of the Primrose League for special meritorious service.

Code: 62991

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Primrose League Shield of Service Medal

A scarce original superb example 'Primrose League Shield of Service gilt and enamel medal', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original blue silk ribbon and enamelled suspension bar with pin fittings, enamel perfect, and housed in original velvet lined fitted presentation case with corresponding maker's details to the inside lid.
Overall Height 89mm.

Code: 62990

85.00 GBP


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Primrose League Honorary Dame political membership pin badge

A good original patriotic 'Primrose League Honorary Dame of the League membership pin badge'; beautifull designed gilt and enamel example bearing the league's Latin motto 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty) and incorporating the Cross of St George and the Cross of St Andrew, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 33mm.

The motto of the 'Primrose League' was "For God, King and Country". The League was formed in 1883 to maintain Religion, the Constitution and the British Empire. Its whole purpose was to make the world better to live in and to foster above everthing else that love of Country which is the basis of true patriotism.

Code: 62447

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Primrose League Juvenile Branch Secretary Victorian political badge

A very scarce original late Victorian period 'Primrose League' gilt and enamel badge, in the form of a crowned highly enamelled convex disc, bearing a primrose bud and inscribed 'Juvenile Branch' with additional ribbon scroll below 'Secretary'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with minor service wear and rubbing below the crown.
Height 35mm.

Code: 62034

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Honourable Order of the Grand Star Primrose League second grade political badge

A good original Victorian period 'Primrose League Decoration of the Grand Star Second Grade badge'; large unmarked star, cut in brilliant silver facets, mounted with gilt Garter inlaid with blue enamelling, bearing the legend 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty), surmounted by an Imperial Crown and yellow enamel primrose centre. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings and central hook to accomodate a ribbon, enamel with very minor flaw to top of Garter.
Height approx 58mm.

Conferred on Members of the Primrose League for special meritorious service.

Code: 61985

40.00 GBP


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Primrose League associates coronation 1911 badge

A very scarce original Primrose League associates badge for the 'Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary'; yellow enamelled primrose with 'PL' emblem and an applied 'Coronation 1911' scroll, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Birmm'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 26mm.

Code: 61964

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Primrose League Honorary Knight of the League political badge

A good original Victorian 'Primrose League Knight or Honorary Knight of the League badge', enamelled primrose within gilt voided surround, bearing the Latin motto of the League 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty) and 'PL' monogram, the reverse impressed with maker's logo 'three small triangles, 'T & JB' (T & J Bragg Ltd Birmingham), 'Rd 41562' registered, design and patent number for the year 1886. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole stud fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 32mm.

Code: 61831

15.00 GBP


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Primrose League miniature pin bar badge

A unusual original circa 1920's 'Primrose League badge' in the form of a miniature yellow enamelled primrose with 'PL' emblem to the centre and mounted on a curly ended pin bar, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Lewis Birmm' and 'Rd29581' a registered, design and patent date of 1897. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 10mm.
Width 35mm.

Code: 61807

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Primrose League honorary treasurer political badge

A scarce original 'Primrose League Honorary Treasurer's badge' in the form of a gilt bar bearing silk ribbon from which is hung a gilt and enamel jewel, consisting of a Royal Crown, crossed keys with applied silver initial 'T', below is an yellow enamelled primrose with 'PL' within a garter of dark blue enamel charged with the motto of the League 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty); the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Birmm.' 'Rd.316063' a registered, design and patent date of 1898. Very good condition, complete with original ribbon, bar and pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Overall Height 80mm.

In 1883 Lord Randolph Churchill father of Winston Churchill, Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, Sir Alfred Slade and Sir John Gorst formed this Conservative backed league to promote not only the party also National Patriotism and the unity of the British Empire. The motto of the League became Imperium et Libertas", this taken from the famous speech delivered by Benjamin Disraeli the Earl of Beaconsfield in 1879.

Code: 61806

80.00 GBP


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Primrose League badge ladies Victorian pin brooch

A very scarce original Victorian period very unusual delicately made badge from four parts, in the form of a small Crowned strap bearing the legend 'Imperium Et Libertas' (Empire and liberty), the centre mounted with single yellow primrose and leaves. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact.
Height 30mm.

Code: 61769

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Primrose League Warden badge in presentation case

A good original early backmarked 'Primrose League Warden gilt and enamel badge', the reverse with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Howard St. Birmm' and 'Rd 29381' a Registered Design and Patent date of 1885. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. Housed in its original velvet lined fitted leather case with corresponding maker's details to the lid.
Height 40mm.

Code: 61412

25.00 GBP


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Primrose League official gentleman's lapel badge

A scarce original circa 1920's 'Primrose League official lapel badge'; yellow enamelled primrose with 'PL' emblem, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Birmm' and 'Rd29581' a registered, design and patent date of 1897. Very good condition, complete with original round buttonhole fittng impressed 'Primrose League Official Badge'.
Height 22mm.

Code: 61175

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Primrose League junior bud special service badge

A scarce original 'Primrose League' gilt and enamel badge, 'PL' surmounting a primrose bud flanked by a 'Special Service' title ribbon scrolls, the reverse with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Howard St. Birmm'. Very good condition, complete with original sprung bar pin fitting, enamel intact minor service wear.
Width 40mm.
Height 20mm.

Code: 60443

20.00 GBP


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Primrose League Ward Secretary's Badge

A scarce original early backmarked 'Primrose League Ward secretary's gilt and enamel badge', the reverse with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Birmm' and 'Rd 29381' a Registered Design and Patent date of 1885. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 47mm.

The 'Primrose League Ward Secretary's Badge' was intended for the Hon. Secretaries of Wards, or Districts in large Habitations, who work under the Honorary Secretary of the Habitation.

Code: 60223

45.00 GBP


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Primrose League 21 years associates badge

A scarce original Primrose League associates gilt and enamel badge' in the form of a red cross with superimposed white enamel circlet bearing the motto 'Imperium Et Libertas' and '21 Years', yellow enamelled primrose with 'PL' emblem on square white ground over blue diamond to centre; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Howard St, Birmm'. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 24mm.

In 1883 Lord Randolph Churchill father of Winston Churchill, Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, Sir Alfred Slade and Sir John Gorst formed this Conservative backed league to promote not only the party also National Patriotism and the unity of the British Empire. The motto of the League became Imperium et Libertas", this taken from the famous speech delivered by Benjamin Disraeli the Earl of Beaconsfield in 1879.

Code: 60176

38.00 GBP


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Primrose League executive councillor badge

A scarce original 'Primrose League Executive Councillor badge', the reverse with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis Birmm.' "Rd 29381" a Registered Design and Patent date of 1885. Very good clean condition, complete with original silk ribbon and suspension bar with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Overall Height 67mm.

Code: 59645

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Primrose League Junior Branch award of merit badge

A scarce original 'Primrose League Junior Branch award of merit badge' the reverse with maker's details 'W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting and silk ribbon, no stress or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Overall Height 60mm.

Code: 59593

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Primrose League associates coronation 1902 badge

A very scarce original Primrose League associates badge for the coronation of Edward VII; yellow enamelled primrose with 'PL' emblem and an applied 'Coronation 1902' scroll the reverse impressed with maker's details "W.O.Lewis Birmm". Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, surface scratches and stress marks.
Height 26mm.

Code: 59284

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