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A good original post 1948 'British Road Services cap badge'; gilded brass example depicting a lion astride a wheel, the centre bar inscribed with 'British Road Services' title. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings and split pin, gilt finish remains bright.
A scarce original post war 'AEC Trucks promotional badge'; small silver plated rectangular example inlaid with red enamel and depicting a large 'V', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham 18'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, silver plating with minor service wear.
Size 17 x 14mm.
Associated Equipment Company (AEC) was a British vehicle manufacturer that built buses, motorcoaches and trucks from 1912 until 1979. During the Second World War they produced nearly 10,000 vehicles for the war effort including the Matador artillery tractor, the AEC Armoured Car and the Deacon self-propelled anti-tank gun vehicle used briefly in North Africa.
A good original circa 1940's 'Albion Motors lorry and bus manufacturers gilded brass promotional lapel badge displaying the very distinctive company logo inlaid with blue and white enamel. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
A good original circa 1950's 'Foden Vehicles' chromium plated promotional lapel badge displaying the very distinctive company logo inlaid with red and blue enamel, the reverse impressed with scarce maker's details 'J.Fray Ltd B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
A scarce original circa 1940's 'Dennis Bros Ltd sales representative promotional badge'; small silver plated example inlaid with blue enamel in the form of their very distinct logo, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Butler B'Ham'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel intact, silver plating with wear to the front, minor surface scratches.
A scarce original circa 1960's 'Gardner Diesel L.G & S.Ltd advertising lapel badge', chromium plated example inlaid with blue enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd B'Ham.18'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel.
'L. Gardner and Sons Ltd' founded in Hulme, Manchester in 1868, started building diesel engines around 1895, for the marine industry and buses, lorries and coaches for road and rail. The firm ceased production circa early 1990s.
A good original circa 1940's 'ERF Sandbach lapel badge'; chromium plated example in the form of a lorry radiator grill inlaid with red enamelling; the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham". Fair condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel with heavy stress lines to central area. Price reflects.
ERF Sandbach was foundeded in 1933 by 'Edwin Richard Foden'.
A scarce original circa 1980's 'Lorry Driver of the Year badge'; large oval silver plated example, the centre depicting a heavy goods commercial vehicle within a laurel wreath, "LDOY" above "Marshal" below, with 1981 year bar suspended below; the reverse with maker's details "Toye, Kenning & Spencer". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
An original pre-war large silver plate on copper enamelled badge, Royal Arms bearing a King's Crown on "By Appointment" scroll within a fine quality blue enamel horseshoe inscribed 'Dennis Bros Ltd Guildford'. Very good condition.
Dennis Bros Ltd, Guildford incorporating the Royal Warrant vehicle badge would have been fitted to a bus, fire engine or refuse lorry etc.
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