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A good original circa 1970's 'British United Airways officer's badge', full sized gold wire embroidered wing, the centre with padded rope edged red felt circle with "BUA" monogram all set on black felt padded backing, the reverse with black hessian lining. Very good used condition, bullion remains bright.
A scarce original circa 1950's period unusual style 'British Overseas Airways Corporation powder compact'; square gilt engine turned example beariing "B.O.A.C" logo and colourful transfers of North America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Caribbean, and Europe. The inside marked "Made in Great Britain" and impressed with crown logo of the "Mascot ASB" company. Very good clean condition, colour remains bright, sound hinge and catch, complete with original mirror (this with two age defects), gauze powder sifter and BOAC powder puff, very minor nick to B.O.A.C logo on the front.
Size 78mm. square.
A good original circa 1986 'Concorde-branded BOURBON decanter label' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1986 and "BA" (British Airways). Very good condition, complete with original silver chain.
Size approx 49 x 32mm.
A good original circa 1986 'Concorde-branded RYE decanter label' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1986 and "BA" (British Airways). Very good condition, complete with original silver chain.
Size approx 49 x 32mm.
A good original circa 1986 'Concorde-branded Sherry decanter label' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1986 and "BA" (British Airways). Very good condition, complete with original silver chain.
Size approx 49 x 32mm.
A scarce original 'Silver City Airways pilot's wing badge'; silver plated example bearing the company's enamel logo to the centre and additional winged lion to the top, the reverse retaining two original screw posts and nuts. Very good condition, no damage to the enamel, silvered finish remains bright.
Silver City Airways was founded in 1946 and became part of British United Airways in 1962.
A scarce original early period 'BOAC large gilded brass cap badge' bearing a griffin on torse within an oak leaf wreath surmounted by an astral crown, the reverse with original two loop fittings. Good condition, service wear to gilt finish almost back to brass.
A scarce original circa 1946 period 'Scandinavian Airlines System cap badge'; huge gilded brass wing mounted with convex disc to the centre via the early feature style nut and bolt device and bearing three Crowned coloured enamel shields of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Very good condition, the reverse complete with two original small screw post and nut fixings, enamel perfect, minimal wear to gilt finish.
'Scandinavian Airlines System' was formed in 1946 from the merging of three airline companies 'Svensk Interkcontinental Lufttrafik', 'Det Danske Luftfartselskab' and 'Det Norske Luftfartselskap'.
A good original early example of a 'British European Airways' brevet wing badge, embroidered silver wire on padded black felt cloth backing, 'BEA' on domed red velvet, the reverse with black cotton backing with the remains of two clutch pin fitting below the surface. Very good condition, silver bullion remain bright.
Width approx 66mm.
A superb circa 1980's fine quality 'British Airways Concorde miniature airliner pin brooch' the reverse impressed "Silver". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working order, additional ring to accommodate an attachable chain not shown in the photograph.
A fine quality 'British Overseas Airways Corporation gold cravat pin', miniature example bearing a rhodium plated griffin on torse within an oak leaf wreath, surmounted by an astral crown,the reverse impressed with Birmingham 9 carat gold hallmarks for 1975 and maker's details "M.P". Very good condition, retaining original spiral turned pin fitting and complete with unused associated velvet lined leather presentation case.
Height of badge 13mm.
Height overall with pin 42mm.
British Overseas Airways Corporation was formed in 1939, BOAC and BEA merged in 1974 to form British Airways.
A rare original 'British Overseas Airways Corporation silver wing'; fine quality minature example, the centre bearing Astral crowned shield with early 'BOAC' griffin logo on blue enamel ground, the reverse impressed with Birmingham Coronation silver hallmarks for 1953 and maker's details "T&S" (Turner & Simpson Ltd Legge Lane, Birmingham.). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working order, enamel perfect.
A good original circa 1986 'Concorde-branded Brandy decanter label' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1986 and "BA" (British Airways). Very good condition, complete with original silver chain.
Size approx 49 x 32mm.
A rare original circa 1946 early period 'Central African Airways officer's pilot's wing badge'; gilded brass example, converted from a 'Imperial Airways pilot's wing badge by the addition of a silver shield to the centre with embossed "CAA" and a tusk applied to the lion, thus making it a Rhodesian lion. Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings, gilt remains bright.
These wings are attributed to the C.A.A. 'Central African Airways' which was formed in 1946 and based in Salisbury then Southern Rhodesia. The airline covered the area of the Southern African Federation. The wings closely conform to the pattern worn by Imperial Airways and was probably converted from exsiting stocks, with the application of the overlay central shield. Early photographs of Company pilots show a similar shape metal wing been worn. I believe these wings to be circa 1946. The airline ceased in 1967.
A good original set of pre-1966 promotional badges, in the form of a chromium plated miniature jet airliners, each with dark blue enamel fuselages inscribed "London Airport", each with different coloured enamel wings, white, yellow, red and light blue; the reverse bearing maker's details "Squire, England. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
'London Airport' opened in 1946. In 1966 the airport was renamed 'Heathrow'.
A scarce original circa 1977-1982 short-lived 'Skytrain Aircrew brevet badge'; black felt example bearing gold wire bullion embroidered Crown, over a rope edged circlet, the centre inscribed "Sky" this complemented by a heavily embroidered feathered wing. Very good unissued condition.
Width approx 72mm.
Height approx 51mm.
A good original circa 1977-1982 airline promotional badge, in the form of a chromium plated miniature aeroplane, inlaid with red, white and black enamelling, inscribed "Skytrain" across the fuselage. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
A good original circa 1960's 'British European Airways, BEA Airline promotional badge'; small chromium plated strip bearing the red enamel stylised 'BEA logo', the reverse impressed "Squire England". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
A good original circa 1960's 'Fly By BOAC' Keyring Promotional luggage ticket holder keyring; white and blue composite double sided oval example which slides open and contains almost a full quantity of the original name and address labels; the blue side embossed "Memosite Patt. App. For", and complete with original brass chain. Very good condition, colour remains bright, minor age wear and surface scratches, generally very good.
A good original circa 1960's 'British Overseas Airways Corporation promotional badge'; small chromium plated example bearing the blue enamel 'Speedbird logo' over a orange enamel disc with "BOAC" across the centre, the reverse impressed "Squire England". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
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