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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 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: 61637

25.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions 1938 silver male wardens ARP 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 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: 61436

15.00 GBP


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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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Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP pin badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Mersey Docks & Harbour Board air raid precaution home front badge'; large pattern circular, chromium plated example inlaid with blue enamel with red border inscribed 'MD&HB ARP'; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 27mm.

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

Code: 61434

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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

15.00 GBP


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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

25.00 GBP


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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

15.00 GBP


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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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WW2 Ministry of Information Emergency Committee Member official badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Ministry of Information Committee Member official lapel badge' large gilded brass example, inlaid with red, white and blue enamel. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 30mm.

The 'Ministry of Information Emergency Committee' was formed at the outbreak of war to ensure that official information was passed accurately and speedily to the the population after an AIR RAID or under conditions of INVASION. Uniforms were not worn and committee members were identified by this lapel badge. It was dissolved in 1946.

Code: 60831

45.00 GBP


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Derbyshire air raid welfare rest centre home front badge

A good original wartime period 'Derbyshire air raid welfare badge' circular gilded brass example inlaid with red enamel bearing part of the 'Arms of Derbyshire' a rose and three Stags' Heads. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 60723

20.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions ARP white metal lady warden badge circa 1940 to 1943

A good original full size white metal economy example, manufactured between 1940 and 1943 after which no more were made, the reverse without maker's details. Very good condition, complete with original vertical pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 60710

10.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions ARP white metal male warden badge circa 1940 to 1943

A good original full size white metal economy example, manufactured between 1940 and 1943 after which no more were made, the reverse without maker's details. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 39mm.

Code: 60709

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Air Raid Precautions 1938 silver miniature ARP badge by Bendall Brothers

A scarce original pre war made fine quality 'Air Raid Precautions miniature silver badge' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1938 and maker's details 'BLBS' (Bendall Brothers Birmingham) Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting..
Height 19mm.

Code: 60615

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WW2 Holland County Council Lincolnshire air raid welfare badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Holland County Council Lincolnshire air raid welfare home front badge' circular gilded brass example inlaid with red enamel displaying a quartered red, white and blue shield bearing 'Arms of Lincoln City, Spalding and Boston, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Butler 48 Vittoria St. Birmingham. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 28mm.

Code: 60566

35.00 GBP


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