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Leicestershire Home Guard battalion lapel badge

Leicestershire Home Guard battalion lapel badge

A scarce original circa Second World War period 'Home Guard county lapel badge'; small oblong brass example inlaid with blue enamel surmounted by a 'Leicestershire' tiger and 'Hindoostan' scroll. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, service wear to enamel.
Height 29mm.

Code: 63491

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WW2 Home Guard invasion defence home front lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard invasion defence home front lapel badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Home Guard lapel badge'; small chromium plated crowned oval badge inlaid with blue enamel, 'HG' to the centre. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting impressed with 'REG.No.70404', no damage to the enamel. An excellent example.
Height 20mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").

Code: 63490

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WW2 Home Guard invasion defence home front lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard invasion defence home front lapel badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Home Guard title lapel badge'; small oblong gilt brass example inlaid with blue enamel surmounted by a red enamel King George VI Crown. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, manufacturers flaw to crown.
Height 19mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's 'Operation Sea Lion').

Code: 63489

25.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard Auxiliary Women's plastic economy issue badge

WW2 Home Guard Auxiliary Women's plastic economy issue badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Home Guard Auxiliary Women's official recognition badge, made from brown plastic material the reverse with maker's details 'A Stanley & Sons Walsall' 'Prov.Pat. 1-A'. Very good condition, complete with original metal pin fittings, no fading or distortion.
Diameter approx 42mm.

Home Guard Auxiliary badge was issued from July 1943 with an official certificate making them recognised followers of the armed forces and therefore eligible for protection under the terms of the Geneva Convention. The badge could be worn on left side of a coat or dress, but frequently seen worn as a hat badge.

Code: 63374

45.00 GBP


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Royal Warwickshire Home Guard battalion lapel badge

Royal Warwickshire Home Guard battalion lapel badge

A scarce original circa Second World War period 'Home Guard county lapel badge'; small oblong gilt brass example inlaid with blue enamel surmounted by a 'Royal Warwickshire' antelope and scroll. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, remarkably with no damage to the enamel.
Height 27mm.

Code: 63131

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WW2 Home Guard Home Front Invasion Defence lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard Home Front Invasion Defence lapel badge

A scarce original Second World War period small round brass badge inlaid with blue enamel, inscribed with scarce full title 'HOME GUARD' to the centre, surmounted by an unusual King's Crown in red enamel. Fair condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel with period restoration and surface scratches.
Height 23mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's 'Operation Sea Lion').

Code: 63105

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WW2 Home Guard Home Front Invasion Defence lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard Home Front Invasion Defence lapel badge

A good original Second World War period small round brass badge inlaid with blue enamel, inscribed 'H.G' to the centre, surmounted by an unusual King's Crown in red enamel. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 23mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's 'Operation Sea Lion').

Code: 63102

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WW2 Home Guard home front invasion defence HG 1940 to 1944 lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard home front invasion defence HG 1940 to 1944 lapel badge

A scarce original Second World War period small Crowned oval silver plated badge inlaid with blue enamel, 'HG' to the centre with additional scroll below '1940 - 4'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, silver plating with minimal wear.
Height 23mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's 'Operation Sea Lion').

Code: 63101

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WW2 Home Guard Invasion Defence home front lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard Invasion Defence home front lapel badge

A good original wartime period small oval gilt brass badge inlaid with blue enamel 'H.G' to centre surmounted by a red enamel King George VI Crown. Very good mint condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright, an excellent example.
Height 23mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's 'Operation Sea Lion').

Code: 63055

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WW2 Home Guard HG gilt and enamel lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard HG gilt and enamel lapel badge

A good original circa 1940's period small Crowned oval gilt brass badge inlaid with blue enamel, thick 'HG' initial to the centre. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, minor enamel damage to crown, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 19mm.

Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").

Code: 62944

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WW2 Ulster Home Guard UHG Irish home front badge

WW2 Ulster Home Guard UHG Irish home front badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Ulster Home Guard lapel badge'; silver plated Crowned oval bearing the title letters 'U.H.G' on a field of green enamel, the reverse impressed with official issue number '7899'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel. An excellent example.
Height 26mm.

Code: 62680

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WHD Womens Home Defence HG auxiliaries badge

WHD Womens Home Defence HG auxiliaries badge

A scarce original circa 1941 to 1944 Second World War period 'Women's Home Defence Home Guard auxiliaries badge', gilt shield inlaid with brown enamel with yellow border, crossed rifles to the centre 'WHD' between the barrels, pistol below; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Collins London'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 30mm.

Started in 1941 by Dr Edith Summerskill Labour MP for Fulham West London. Women recruits learned basic weapon training and military skills. Disbanded in 1944.

Code: 62553

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WHD Womens Home Defence HG auxiliaries badge

WHD Womens Home Defence HG auxiliaries badge

A scarce original circa 1941 to 1944 Second World War period 'Women's Home Defence Home Guard auxiliaries badge', gilt shield inlaid with brown enamel with yellow border, crossed rifles to the centre 'WHD' between the barrels, pistol below; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 30mm.

Started in 1941 by Dr Edith Summerskill Labour MP for Fulham West London. Women recruits learned basic weapon training and military skills. Disbanded in 1944.

Code: 62552

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City of London Civic Guard invasion defence home front badge

City of London Civic Guard invasion defence home front badge

A scarce original circa 1942 wartime period 'City of London Civic Guard badge'; silver plated example in the form of the City shield from the Coat of Arms' inlaid with white enamel, bearing a red cross and 'Wat Tyler's dagger' in the first quarter. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 25mm.

'The City of London Civic Guard' was created in 1942 within the Square Mile as part of the Invasion Defence Scheme, with the Lord Mayor as Commandant.

Code: 62010

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WW2 Home Guard County of Lincolnshire printed set of battledress sleeve badges

WW2 Home Guard County of Lincolnshire printed set of battledress sleeve badges

A scarce original Second World War period set of 'Lincolnshire county's units badges' in the form of a matching pair of blue printed imps on khaki green background, together with matching Home Guard titles. Very good condition, evidence of having been removed from battledress blouse.

The design of the Lincoln imp badge was based on the grotesque sculpture in Lincoln cathedral, which commemorates the legend that construction of the cathedral in the thirteenth century was hindered by a malicious imp, only stopped when hit on the leg by a stone thrown by an angel. The wounded imp is depicted holding his damaged leg whilst hopping on the sound one.

Code: 61852

190.00 GBP


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WW2 Home Guard invasion defence large HG lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard invasion defence large HG lapel badge

A scarce original unusual wartime period 'Home Guard lapel badge', large gilt brass Crowned oval rectangle, the centre inlaid with blue enamel with the large distinct initials 'H.G' across the centre. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 25mm.

Code: 61767

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WW2 Home Guard invasion defence blue and white HG lapel badge

WW2 Home Guard invasion defence blue and white HG lapel badge

A scarce original unusual wartime period superior quality 'Home Guard lapel badge', large gilt brass Crowned laurel spray joined at the base by a foliated tip, the centre inlaid with blue enamel with the initials 'H.G' on white band across the centre. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 39mm.

Code: 61709

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Home Guard home front invasion defence HG red chevron service badge

Home Guard home front invasion defence HG red chevron service badge

A very scarce original circa 1945 period small Crowned oval brass lapel badge inlaid with blue enamel with 'H.G' to the centre and incorporating in its construction, five red enamel service year stripes below. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel. An excellent example.
Height 37mm.

Code: 61561

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WW2 Oxfordshire Home Guard Battalion cloth designation shoulder title badge

WW2 Oxfordshire Home Guard Battalion cloth designation shoulder title badge

A scarce original Second World War period single 'County Oxfordshire Home Guard cloth shoulder title distinguishing arm badge', blue printed 'OXF' letters on khaki cotton drill material. Very good condition, minor wear.

Code: 61560

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Kent County Home Guard Battalion membership lapel badge

Kent County Home Guard Battalion membership lapel badge

A scarce original post 1940 'Kent County Home Guard Battalion gilt and enamel lapel badge, with an applied silver plated 'White Horse of Kent' and regimental backing colours of the 'Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18" Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 61432

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