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British Railways circa 1956 chromium plated cap badge

A good original circa 1956 period 'British Railways hat badge'; chromium plated demi-lion holding a wheel between its paws and rising from a crown, complete with orignal two loop fittings to reverse and split pin retainer. Very good condition, minimal wear.
Height 39mm.

In 1956 following a 'Grant of Arms' a demi-lion holding a wheel between its paws and rising from a crown was introduced in badge form for caps, and this symbol was displayed above a fishtail style bar badge which was enamelled in the regional colours and lettering to denote ticket collector, porter,guard, foreman or excess, with a 'British Railway' one to cover other grades.

SEE: 'Railway Buttons, Badges & Uniforms by David J. Froggatt.'

Code: 61980

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Talyllyn Railway Company Preservation Society badge by Pinches London c.1950's

A scarce original circa 1950's vintage period 'Talyllyn Railway Company lapel badge', gilt brass example in the form of a blue enamel title strap, bearing 'Prince of Wales' plumes to the centre, with additional title scroll below 'Preservation Society'; the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Pinches London' concealed under the lapel. Very good condition, complete with original horseshoe buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 24mm.

The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society was founded in 1951 after the closure of the Welsh 'Rheilffordd Talyllyn' in October 1950. The independent Talyllyn Railway was incorporated in 1865 and opened during following year. It was used to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn.

Code: 61638

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British Railways Eastern Region totem style PORTER cap badge by J.R.Gaunt London

A good original 1949 to 1955 issue 'British Railways Eastern Region chromium plated convex cap badge' inlaid with Oxford Blue enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, the reverse complete with two original rounded loop fittings and split pin, no damage to the enamel, minor surface scratches.
Width 73mm.

Code: 61628

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WW1 Manchester Ship Canal Company Vigilantes Corps lapel badge

A rare original First World War period 'Manchester Ship Canal Company Vigilantes Corps gilt and enamel lapel badge'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 61620

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British Railways Midland Region totem style cap badge by J.R.Gaunt

A scarce original 1949 to 1955 issue 'British Railways Midland Region gilt metal convex cap badge' inlaid with red enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, complete with original two rectangular loop fittings and one of two retaining clips, no damage to the enamel.
Width 73mm.

Code: 61579

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British Railways Eastern Region foreman cap badge

A scarce original 1950 to 1956 issue 'British Railways Eastern Region cap badge'; gilded brass example depicting a lion astride a wheel, across the centre an 'Oxford' blue enamel bar inscribed 'FOREMAN'. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings and split pin, enamel intact, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 48mm.

Code: 61559

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British Railways Eastern Region totem style cap badge by Gaunt London

A good original 1949 to 1955 issue 'British Railways Eastern Region gilt metal convex cap badge' inlaid with Oxford Blue enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, the reverse complete with two original rectangular loop fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 73mm.

Code: 61551

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British Railways Eastern Region Station Master cap badge

A very scarce original 1950 to 1956 issue 'British Railways Eastern Region cap badge'; gilded brass example depicting a lion astride a wheel, across the centre an 'Oxford' blue enamel bar inscribed 'STATION MASTER'. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings and split pin, enamel intact, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 49mm.

Code: 61550

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London Midland Scottish LMS Railway Heysham Docks Badge circa 1928

A rare original circa 1928 'L.M.S. Railway Heysham Docks lapel badge', large circular brass rope edged example, impressed with official number '756'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, minor service wear.
Diameter 33mm.

London Midland Scottish Railway commenced the LMS Heysham Belfast Services (Northern Ireland) in circa 1928.

Code: 61534

120.00 GBP


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British Transport Commission Police BTC officer's railway cap badge circa 1949 to 1953

A scarce original circa 1949 to 1953 'British Transport Commission Police cap badge' in the form of a die cast chromium plated King George VI crowned eight pointed star, mounted with a blue enamel title circlet and 'BTC' to voided centre over black enamel disc. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 50mm.

On 1 January 1949 the British Transport Commission Police (BTCP) were created.

Code: 61126

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WW1 North Eastern Railway war service badge

A scarce original First World War period '1914-1918 gilt and enamel circular badge, 'North Eastern Railway' blue enamel title surround, Crowned 'Railway Service' to the centre on white enamel ground, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thos. Fattorini Bolton' and official issue number '11574'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel with minor service wear.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 60832

60.00 GBP


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Great Western Railway Centre St John Ambulance Assoc GWR badge

A good original circa 1950's nickel plated badge; circular example surmounted by the 'London, Midland and Scottish Railway' heraldic company crest, a wing on torse bearing cross within circular backing, the centre depicting the St. John Ambulance Maltese Cross logo with title surround 'The St. John Ambulance Association Great Western Railway Centre'. Very good mint condition, complete with original horseshoe buttonhole fittings.
Height 36mm.

Code: 60783

15.00 GBP


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Railway Convalescent Homes badge issued 1935 to 1940

A good original circa 1935 to 1940 'Railway Convalescent Homes members badge', small gilded brass example, the centre displaying the white horse of Kent on red enamel ground, encircled by six highly enamelled shields representing the counties where the homes were based, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18'. Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 20mm.

Code: 60742

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Railway Convalescent Homes badge issued 1954 to 1964

A good original circa 1954 to 1958 'Railway Convalescent Homes members badge', gilded brass example, the centre displaying the white horse of Kent within title surround, encircled by eight highly enamelled shields representing the counties where the homes were based, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18'. Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 26mm.

Code: 60724

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WW1 Underground Railway War Service numbered badge

A rare original First World War period circa 1914 gilt and enamel circular badge, Underground Railway blue enamel title surround, Crowned 'Railway Service' to the centre on white enamel ground, the reverse with maker's details 'J.W.Wylie & Co', impressed with low official issue number '2005'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 60688

450.00 GBP


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London Transport railway staff numbered cap badge by Gaunt

A scarce original circa 1939 to late 1950's early issue 'London Transport railway cap badge' worn by various grades of staff in the form of large nickel plated circular surround, inlaid with yellow enamel, plain bar across voided centre with blue enamel with four figure number '7745', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Good condition, complete with original two loop fittings, enamel intact with very minor nick top right, nickel plating worn mainly across centre.
Diameter 47mm.

Code: 60667

25.00 GBP


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British Rail Hovercraft Seaspeed service pilot wing badge

A very scarce original circa 1965 to 1981 period 'British Rail Hovercraft badge', embroidered gold bullion Naval Crowned wings on black felt backing, the central rope edged circlet bearing the 'British Railway double arrow logo' on blue felt ground, the reverse with black paper lining. Very good toned condition, evidence that it has been removed from tunic, colour remains bright, an excellent example.
Width 86mm.

Code: 60656

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St John Ambulance Association LNER Centre lapel badge

A good original circa 1950's silver plated and enamel badge, the centre depicting the St. John Ambulance Maltese Cross logo with outer title circlets 'The St. John Ambulance Association' 'London & North Eastern Railway Centre'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, service wear to silver plated.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 60654

12.00 GBP


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St John Ambulance Association Southern Railway Centre lapel badge

A good original circa 1950's silver plated and enamel badge, the centre depicting the St. John Ambulance Maltese Cross logo with outer title circlets 'The St. John Ambulance Association' 'Southern Railway Ambulance Centre'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, minimal service wear, silver plated finish remains bright.
Diameter 27mm.

Code: 60653

15.00 GBP


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WW1 Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway war service badge

A very rare original First World War period circa 1914 gilt and enamel circular badge, 'Mid & Gt Northern Joint Railway' blue enamel title surround, Crowned 'Railway Service' to the centre on white enamel ground, the reverse with maker's details 'J.W.Wylie & Co London', impressed with very low official issue number 'S772'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 29mm.

Code: 60609

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