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A rare original pre-1918 votes for women supporters ''National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies pin badge' gilded brass example portrayed in the 'NUWSS' colours of green, white and red enamels. Very good condition, complete with original single pin fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
A superb very rare original 'Women's Freedom League' large celluloid tin button badge, with additional Suffragettes green, white and purple silk ribbon and 'WFL silk ribbons in cream, yellow and green; the reverse retaining its manufacturers paper backing with details "Manufactured by The Merchants' Portrait Co. Kentish Town Rd. London, N.W.".
Very good condition, colours remain bright and retaining original pin fitting, additional Suffragettes ribbon in good condition, WFL cream piece disintegrated, yellow now fragile, green now fragile.
A rare original turn of the 20th century votes for women supporters ''National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies celluloid tin button badge' portrayed in the 'NUWSS' colours of green, white and red; the reverse retaining its original card insert inscribed "Manufactured by the Merchants' Portrait Co. Kentish Town Road, London, N.W." Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colours remain bright, minimal rust spots to reverse.
'National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies' NUWSS Suffragists colours were green, white and red.
'Women's Social and Political Union' WSPU Suffragettes were green, white and purple.
A very scarce original Great War period 'Dundee Women's War Relief Fund badge'; gilded brass circular example with title surround inlaid with blue enamel, the centre bearing the old 'City Arms of Dundee', the reverse impressed with maker's details "Rattray Dundee" official issue number "46/9". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
At the beginning of the war the offer by the 'Dundee Women's Suffrage Society' of their office and staff for war work was gratefully accepted by Lord Provost on behalf of the City of Dundee, and a large committee representative ladies was formed, called the 'Dundee Women's War Relief Fund Committee'.
A rare original turn of the century circa 1905 'Women Suffragette pin badge'; large circular gilded brass example with green enamel border, to the centre on white enamel ground a reddish purple flower with green sepals, with title "Women's Suffrage" above and below; the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis, Howard St, Birmm". Very good condition, retaining original early pattern pin fittings, no stress marks or chips to enamel, minor manufacturers flaw in the form of pitting at 5 o'clock, not affecting the appearance of this beautiful badge.
A very rare original badge for the 'Woman Suffrage Congress London 1909', from a gilded brass bar inlaid with red enamel inscribed "London1909" depends a red silk ribbon, embroidered in white "Woman Suffrage Congress". Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, silk ribbon remains bright.
A rare original 1908 -1910 suffragette circular celluloid tin button fund raising badge, designed in the suffragette union colours, purple white and green, the centre bearing celtic cross with the letters "W.S.P.U." (Women's Social and Political Union) between each arm, the purple title surround bearing the legend "Votes for Women"; the reverse retaining its original manufacturer's paper label inscribed "Manufactured by the Merchants' Portrait Co Kentish Town Rd, London, N.W.". Excellent condition, no sign of any foxing, minimal rust.
A very rare original Suffragette badge, in the form of a gilt shield enamelled in purple, white and green the colours of the "Women's Social and Political Union", the white very pronounced and in the shape of an arrow point, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis, Howard St, BIRMm". Good condition with original pin fittings, some minor enamel damage to bottom left corner.
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