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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 good original post 1948 'British Road Services cap badge'; gilded brass example depicting a lion astride a wheel, the centre bar inscribed with companies title. Good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin, gilt finish now with service wear and back to the brass, minor verdigris stain to reverse.
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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