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Air Raid Precautions 1938 silver ARP male warden badge

A good original full sized silver 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1938 (C) and maker's details 'J.C' ((Sir John Herbert McCutcheon Craig, Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint from 1938). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 39mm.

Code: 62657

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Air Raid Precautions 1937 hallmarked silver ARP male warden badge

A scarce original full sized 2nd issue silver 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead claimed to issue the first badges in London in December of the same year, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1937 (letter B) and maker's details 'R.J' (Sir Robert Arthur Johnson (1874-1938). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 39mm.

Code: 62631

25.00 GBP


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WW2 Air Raid Precautions ARP bluette overall nickel buttons 4 large 4 small

A good original circa wartime set of 'Air Raid Precautions ARP bluette overall nickel buttons'; the four large examples with maker's details 'Cheney B'Ham' and the four small 'Buttons Ltd B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original shanks, minimal wear, no dents.
Diameter 23mm. and 16mm.

Code: 62618

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Air Raid Precautions 1st Issue silver ARP male warden badge

A scarce original full sized first issue silver 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead claimed to issue the first badges in London in December of the same year, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1936 and maker's details 'R.J' (Sir Robert Arthur Johnson (1874-1938). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 39mm.

Code: 62608

30.00 GBP


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WW2 Air Raid Precautions ARP cloth overall embroidered breast badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Air Raid Precautions badge' worn above the right pocket of a bluette overall, in the form of a woven cotton black or washed out dark blue oval, fully bound around the edge, red cotton embroidery 'ARP' within a red border, complete with black hessian backing. Good used condition.
Width 78mm.
Height 54mm.

Code: 62607

40.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions 1939 silver ARP lady warden badge front stamped C6896

A rare original Second World War period full sized 'Air Raid Precautions variant pin badge', with additional unknown official issue number 'C 6896' stamped to the front; designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1939 and maker's details 'J.C' (Sir John Herbert McCutcheon Craig, Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint from 1938). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 62444

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WW2 Stretcher Bearer Emergency Hospital Scheme badge

A scarce original wartime issue 'Emergency Hospital Scheme Stretcher Bearer badge'; white metal example displaying Crowned 'SB' initials with title scroll below, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.M'. (H.W.Miller Ltd ). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 32mm.

Authorised in 1940 and worn by the ARP Ambulance crew during the Second World War.

Code: 62212

35.00 GBP


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Mersey Docks & Harbour Board Air Raid Precaution ARP badge Liverpool

A scarce original Second World War period 'Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP home front badge'; large pattern chromium plated circular example inlaid with blue enamel and red border, inscribed 'MD&HB ARP' to the centre; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel. An excellent example.
Diameter 26mm.

'Mersey Docks & Harbour Board' (MDHB) was established in 1858 and was the overall port authority for the lower Mersey, Liverpool. In 1972 the title was amended to became the 'Mersey Docks and Harbour COMPANY' (MDHC) the present port authority.

Code: 62176

95.00 GBP


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ARP Womens Voluntary Services pin badge

A good original circa 1938 to February 1939 period 'ARP Women's Voluntary Services badge' chromium plated example inlaid with red enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.B.Sale B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
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.


Code: 62164

30.00 GBP


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Burslem & District Co-Operative Society Air Raid Precaution ARP badge

A very scarce original wartime period air raid warden numbered badge'; gilded brass example inlaid with blue enamel, depicting a large corn sheaf over 'ARP' within white enamel title surround 'Burslem & Dist Ind. Co-Operative Society' the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham' and official issue number '741'. Very good condition, complete original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 24mm.

'Burslem' is part of the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England.

Code: 61846

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Air Raid Precautions 1937 silver lady warden ARP pin badge

A good original full sized silver 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the reverse impressed with London silver hallmarks for 1937 and initials 'R.J' (Sir Robert Arthur Johnson (1874-1938).. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 61435

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Air Raid Precautions 1938 silver male warden ARP badge and box

A good original full sized silver gentlemen's 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1938 and maker's details 'J.C' (Sir John Herbert McCutcheon Craig, Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint from 1938). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, contained in red square cardboard box with waxed paper badge protection.
Height 39mm.

Code: 61404

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Air Raid Precautions miniature ARP tiepin badge

A scarce original circa 1940's miniature size 'Air Raid Precautions nickel badge', mounted on a slender bar. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Width 52mm.
Height 19mm.

Code: 61392

18.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions 1939 silver ARP lady warden pin badge

A good original Second World War period full sized silver 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1939 and maker's details 'J.C' (Sir John Herbert McCutcheon Craig, Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint from 1938). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 61360

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Air Raid Precautions 1937 1st Issue silver ARP warden pin badge

A scarce original full sized first issue silver 'Air Raid Precautions badge', designed by sculptor 'Eric Gill', made at the Royal Mint and authorised in February 1937, the Metropolitan Borough of Hampstead claimed to issue the first badges in London in December of the same year, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1936 and maker's details 'R.J' (Sir Robert Arthur Johnson (1874-1938). Very good condition, complete with unusual original PIN fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 61359

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WW2 Local Air Raid Precautions LARP Civil Defence instructor badge

A very good example of a 'Local Air Raid Precautions Civil Defence Instructor badge', nickel plated Crowned horseshoe title, inlaid with red enamel, 'Instructor' title bar across voided centre; the reverse with maker's details 'H.W.M. Ltd' (H.W. Miller Ltd). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect, an excellent example.
Height 33mm.

Code: 61351

20.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions silver miniature ARP badge by Usher Birmingham

A scarce original wartime fine quality 'Air Raid Precautions miniature silver badge' the reverse impressed 'Silver' and with maker's details 'Usher B'Ham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 20mm.

Code: 61253

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Air Raid Precautions wardens silver miniature ARP pin badge

A good original circa 1940's period miniature size 'Air Raid Precautions badge', the reverse impressed 'Silver'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 20mm.

Code: 61252

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WW2 Odhams Press Ltd ARP Air Raid Precaution badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Odhams Press Ltd ARP badge' chromium plated blue enamel disc displaying 'ARP' on blue enamel ground, white enamel title scroll below, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel perfect.
Height 25mm.

Founded in 1890 as the 'Odhams Press' named changed to 'Odhams Press Ltd' in 1920 when it merged with John Bull magazine, by 1937 it had founded the first colour weekly 'Woman' magazine and later acquired the equestrian magazine 'Horse and Hound'. It ceased business as a publishing company in 1969.

Code: 61223

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WW2 Air Raid Precaution School ARPS Civil Defence Instructor badge

A good original Second World War period 'ARPS Civil Defence Instructor gilt and enamel badge', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'H.W.M.Ltd' (H.W.Miller Ltd). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 34mm.

Code: 61222

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