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WW2 Womens Voluntary Services WVS monogram official uniform badge

WW2 Womens Voluntary Services WVS monogram official uniform badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Women's Voluntary Services white metal badge', WVS monogram worn in the neck of the blouse when in uniform. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 18mm.

Code: 63543

20.00 GBP


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Women's Voluntary Services WVS for Civil Defence utility issue badge

Women's Voluntary Services WVS for Civil Defence utility issue badge

A good original circa 1941 utility regulation period 'Women's Voluntary Services for Civil Defence badge' chromium plated example bearing utility restriction red painted finish, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'L.Simpson & Co'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, minimal wear to paintwork.
Height 30mm.

The 'ARP Women's Voluntary Services' for Air Raid Precautions was established in 1938 to prepare for the onset of war. By February 1939 the title was amended to 'Women's Voluntary Services for Civil Defence'
They assisted during the 1939 evacuation and eventually involved themselves in most aspects of the home front war effort. Utility regulation came into force circa 1941 and enamel was replaced with red painted finish.

Code: 63477

20.00 GBP


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WVS Housewives Service Identification home front badge

WVS Housewives Service Identification home front badge

A scarce original Second World War period Womens Voluntary Service Identification badge' in the form of chromium plated octagonal, inlaid with green enamel, bearing red enamel band across the centre 'Housewives Service'; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorini Bradford'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel and retaining all of the chromium plated finish. An excellent example.
Height 25mm.

The W.V.S Housewives Service was originated in Barnes in the early 1940's and quickly spread throughout the London Region and later the counties. These on-call local women volunteers who had detailed knowledge of the residents of their streets, could be called upon to assist ARP Wardens with the care of the casualties after an Air Raid attack and before the arrival of the first aid services.

Code: 63455

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS armband service stripes badge

Womens Voluntary Service WVS armband service stripes badge

A scarce original circa 1943 period 'Womens Voluntary Service armband '; quickly put together stitched grey felt armlet, bearing crowned 'WVS' maroon silk cotton embroidered initials, three year service stripes and WVS Civil Defence badge. Good condition, colour remains bright, MOTH specks front and back.
Width approx 86mm.

Introduced in 1943 for non uniformed members and used as a form of identification.

Code: 63420

60.00 GBP


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Womens Royal Voluntary Services WRVS HQ INSTRUCTOR headquarter badge

Womens Royal Voluntary Services WRVS HQ INSTRUCTOR headquarter badge

A rare original post 1966 cold war period 'W.R.V.S. H.Q. INSTRUCTOR headquarter pin badge'; gilt brass oval example inlaid with pale green enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Width 39mm.
Height 18mm.

The WVS 'Women's Voluntary Service' became the WRVS 'Women's Royal Voluntary Services' in 1966.

Code: 63282

60.00 GBP


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Womens Royal Voluntary Services WRVS INSTRUCTOR pin badge

Womens Royal Voluntary Services WRVS INSTRUCTOR pin badge

A scarce original post 1966 cold war period period 'W.R.V.S. INSTRUCTOR badge'; gilt brass oval example inlaid with red translucent enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Width 39mm.
Height 20mm.

The WVS 'Women's Voluntary Service' became the WRVS 'Women's Royal Voluntary Services' in 1966.

Code: 63281

25.00 GBP


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Womens Royal Voluntary Services WRVS TRAINER pin badge

Womens Royal Voluntary Services WRVS TRAINER pin badge

A good original post 1966 cold war period 'W.R.V.S. TRAINER badge'; gilt brass oval example inlaid with green translucent enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Width 39mm.
Height 20mm.

The WVS 'Women's Voluntary Service' became the WRVS 'Women's Royal Voluntary Services' in 1966.

Code: 63280

15.00 GBP


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Womens Voluntary Service WVS Civil Defence felt cloth badges Arundel Sussex attributed

Womens Voluntary Service WVS Civil Defence felt cloth badges Arundel Sussex attributed

An interesting piece of social history in the form of a scarce original wartime period Women's Voluntary Service felt cloth uniform badge' maroon silk embroidered Crowned 'W.V.S Civil Defence' on grey felt cloth backing, together with Sussex County stripe and four year service chevron with an extra two years added on, together with a Ministry of Supply box addressed to:
'Mr.G.A.GATES, Borough Surveyor, TOWN OFFICES, ARUNDEL.'
Very good clean condition.

The 1939 Household Member Sensor for
'6, Queens Lane, Arundel' lists two people living at that address,
Mr George A Gates born 04 Dec 1881 Borough Surveyor (Civilian Roll ARP Warden).
Mrs.Eleanor M Gates born 16 Feb1882. Unpaid Domestic Duties.



Code: 63104

95.00 GBP


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Womens Voluntary Services overseas WVS title pin badge

Womens Voluntary Services overseas WVS title pin badge

A scarce original locally made nickel silver 'WVS title' badge, possibly for overseas service in India. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Width 44mm.
Height 12mm.

Formed in 1942 in India, particularly in Bengal, which had a high membership during the war.

Code: 63073

25.00 GBP


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Womens Voluntary Services overseas WVS INDIA pin badge

Womens Voluntary Services overseas WVS INDIA pin badge

A rare original post 1942 period, locally made die cast nickel silver WVS India pin badge', in the form of a map of India surmounted by rays, inlaid with green enamel, bearing the 'WVS' monogram and inscribed 'INDIA I SERVE below'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 42mm.

Formed in 1942 in India, particularly in Bengal, which had a high membership during the war.

Code: 63072

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS armband

Womens Voluntary Service WVS armband

A scarce original circa 1943 period still remaining intact 'Womens Voluntary Service armband '; quickly put together stitched grey felt armlet, bearing crowned 'WVS' maroon silk cotton embroidered initials. Very good clean moth-free condition, colour remains bright.
Width approx 84mm.

Introduced in 1943 for non uniformed members and used as a form of identification.

Code: 62543

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WRVS Womens Royal Voluntary Service Lancashire County cloth uniform badges

WRVS Womens Royal Voluntary Service Lancashire County cloth uniform badges

A scarce original post 1966 late issue 'Womens Royal Voluntary Service uniform badges', Queen's Crowned red embroidered WRVS monogram on woven backing together with matching Lancashire title. Very good condition.
Height of badge 70mm.

Women's Voluntary Service became Royal in 1966.

Code: 62001

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS club leader rank badge

Womens Voluntary Service WVS club leader rank badge

A scarce original Women's Voluntary Service 'W.V.S. Club Leader chromium plated rank badge' with deep maroon enamel lettering, the reverse with maker's details 'Simpson (London) Ltd'. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 43mm.

Code: 60501

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS home front keyring badge

Womens Voluntary Service WVS home front keyring badge

A scarce original circa 1953 to 1966 cold war period Womens Voluntary Service 'WVS chromium plated enamel key ring badge' displaying a Queen's Crown, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fattorin & Sons 36 Barr St. B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original fittings, minor service wear to the enamel..
Height of badge 38mm.

'Women's Voluntary Service' became the 'Women's Royal Voluntary Services' in 1966.

Code: 60500

18.00 GBP


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WVS Darby & Joan Club welsh leek badge

WVS Darby & Joan Club welsh leek badge

A scarce original pre 1966 'Womens Voluntary Services WVS Darby & Joan Club badge'; silver plate example depicting a green and white 'Welsh Leek' to the centre on red enamel ground. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 25mm.

The first of the W.V.S Darby & Joan Clubs opened just after the war in 1946 to improve welfare for old people.

Code: 59938

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WVS Civil Defence cold war period felt cloth badge

WVS Civil Defence cold war period felt cloth badge

A scarce original early post 1953 Queen's Crown 'WVS Civil Defence badge', maroon silk embroidery on grey felt cloth backing. Very good used condition.
Height 65mm.

In 1968 the Civil Defence Service was disbanded.
The 'Women's Voluntary Service' became the 'Women's Royal Voluntary Services' in 1966.

Code: 59925

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS centre staff rank badge

Womens Voluntary Service WVS centre staff rank badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Womens Voluntary Service WVS centre staff rank bar badge' nickel plated example with utility restrictions red painted lettering. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, paintwork good minor loss to letter 'R', edge knock to top
Width 44mm.

Code: 59924

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WW2 Womens Voluntary Service WVS Civil Defence badge

WW2 Womens Voluntary Service WVS Civil Defence badge

A good original circa Second World War period 'W.V.S Civil Defence chromium plated badge' inlaid with red enamel, the reverse with scarce maker's details 'L.Simpson & Co London. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 31mm.

Code: 59918

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS Civil Defence felt cloth badge

Womens Voluntary Service WVS Civil Defence felt cloth badge

A good original Second World War period Women's Voluntary Service felt cloth uniform badge' maroon silk embroidered Crowned 'W.V.S Civil Defence' on grey felt cloth backing. Very good clean condition.
Height 63mm.

Code: 59653

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Womens Voluntary Service WVS 15 years service medal & bar

Womens Voluntary Service WVS 15 years service medal & bar

A good full sized cupro-nickel medal issued unnamed for 15 years service, plus an additional bar for a further 15 years service, complete with original ribbon and suspension bar wth pin fittings.
Overall height 86mm.

Code: 52035

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