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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'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 39mm.

Code: 59534

25.00 GBP


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Co-operative Wholesale Society ARP badge

A scarce original wartime period 'Co-operative Wholesale Society ARP badge'; gilt shield inlaid with yellow enamel, to the centre a prominent ARP in red surmounted by a English Rose and Scottish Thistle and title 'E&S CWS', the reverse impressed with maker's detail 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St. Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 28mm.

Code: 59471

85.00 GBP


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Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'Mersey Docks & Harbour Board air raid precaution home front badge'; small pattern circular chromium plated example inlaid with blue enamel with red rim and inscribed 'MD&HB ARP'; the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect.
Diameter 20mm.

'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: 59416

45.00 GBP


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Air Raid Precautions ARP silver plated enamel miniature lapel badge

A good original miniature size 'Air Raid Precautions silver plated enamel mufti badge'. Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, small manufacturers air hole to crown.
Height 20mm.

Code: 59395

10.00 GBP


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Cheshire Corps of Air Raid Wardens ARP lapel badge

A good original circa 1940 period chromium plated circular badge, the centre bearing 'Prince of Wales's plumes' with 'Ich Dien' scrolls and title circlet 'Cheshire Corps of Air Raid Wardens' inlaid with blue enamel; the reverse with unusual maker's details 'Butt & Co Ltd. Chester". Good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect minor wear to highpoint of Prince of Wales's plumes'.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 59340

10.00 GBP


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Hoffmann Manufacturing Co Aircraft Industry Suppliers ARP badge

A very scarce original Second World War period 'Hoffmann Manufacturing Co Air Raid Precaution lapel badge', the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact with some stress marks to lower right corner.
Height 23mm.

Code: 59336

95.00 GBP


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J.Lyons & Co ARP warden badge

A scarce original Second World War period 'J.Lyons & Co Air Raid Precaution warden officially numbered lapel badge', the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham' and impressed with official issue number '455'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Height 25mm.

Code: 59335

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WW2 Jersey Channel Islands air raid precautions ARP badge

A very scarce original pre 1940 wartime period 'Jersey Channel Islands air raid precautions badge', chromium plated crowned red enamel shield bearing the coat of arms of Jersey (Gules three lions passant guardant in pale) with 'ARP' scroll below. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minor wear to chromium plated finish.
Height 38mm.

Code: 59316

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Air Raid Precautions 1938 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 bearing London silver hallmarks for 1938 and initials "J.C". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 39mm.

Code: 58859

16.00 GBP


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WW2 County Borough of Bootle ARP Instructor badge


A very scarce original Second World War period 'County Borough of Bootle ARP Instructors home front badge'; chromium plated enamel example bearing the crested shield from the 'Bootle Coat of Arms' the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no chips to the enamel, minor surface scratches not affecting the appearance.
Height 26mm.

Please note that the 'County Borough of Bootle ARP Instructors home front badge came with the 'Mersey Docks & Harbour Board ARP badge'.

Code: 58580

60.00 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". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting.
Height 39mm.

Code: 58550

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Marks & Spencer ARP fire officer air raid precautions badge


A rare original circa 1939 -1945 wartime period 'Marks & Spencer ARP Fire Officer's badge'; large gilded brass diamond shaped example displaying gold and white lettering with flaming grenade on red enamel ground (possibly Chief Fire Officer), the reverse impressed with maker's details "L.Simpson & Co London". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with nick to lower point otherwise perfect, glt finish remains bright.
Height 52mm.

Marks & Spencer established its ARP service in July 1939, each store having a Chief Warden, Wardens, Fire Officers, First-aiders and Storemen, each with a distinctive badge of diamond shape but with a separate colour and symbol for each service.
See: "Doing Their Bit" by Jon Mills.

Code: 58537

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WW2 ARP Millers Great Yarmouth air raid precauctions badge


A scarce original wartime period 1940's 'Millers Great Yarmouth Air Raid Precauctions badge', in the form of a red enamelled chromium plated shield bearing 'ARP' and depicting ripples of water; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St. Birmingham". Excellent condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
Height 29mm.

Code: 58366

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Air Raid Precautions silver and enamel miniature ARP pin badge


A good original miniature size 'Air Raid Precautions silver and enamel mufti badge', the reverse impressed in relief "Sterling Silver". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 18mm.

Code: 58271

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WW2 Skefko Ball Bearing Company ARP badge


A scarce original wartime period 'Skefko Air Raid Precauctions badge', gilded brass example inlaid with yellow enamel and superimposed with red 'ARP' letters, the reverse impressed with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains fresh.
Height 20mm.
Width 36mm.

Skefko Ball Bearing Co Ltd, Luton, Bedfordshire, with their Air Ministry approved bearings were suppliers to the Aircraft Industry during the war.

Code: 57995

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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 silver badge', the reverse impressed "Silver". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 18mm.

Code: 57708

15.00 GBP


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WW2 Air Raid Precautions Warden 1940 miniature silver ARP badge


A very fine quality original wartime 'Air Raid Precautions Warden's miniature badge', the reverse bearing Chester silver hallmarks for 1940. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height of badge only 19mm.

Code: 57707

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Westinghouse Brake & Signalling Company Ltd ARP badge


A scarce original wartime period ''ARP Westinghouse Brake & Signalling Co Ld lapel badge'; small chromium plated example bearing the company's logo to the centre on orange translucent enamel ground; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact.
Height 21mm.

Westinghouse Brake & Signal Company Ltd was formed in 1935 when 'Saxby' was dropped from their title. It manufactured railway air braking, signalling, mining and colliery equipment at the engineering works in Chippenham, Wiltshire and Melbourne, Australia.

Code: 57246

80.00 GBP


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WW2 ARP Warden air raid precauctions celluloid tin button badge


A scarce original Second World War period 'A.R.P. Warden pink celluloid tin button badge'. Good condition, retaining original pin fitting, no denting, colour remains bright, minimal foxing, small area of cellophane detached from rim to reverse.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 57223

20.00 GBP


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WW2 ARP Vickers-Armstrongs 1940 silver Air Raid Precautions badge


A scarce original wartime issue 'Vickers-Armstrongs Air Raid Precautions pin badge', depicting the companies "VA" logo surmounted by "A.R.P.", the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1940 and maker's details "JRG&S" (J.R.Gaunt & Son). Very good condition, retaing original pin fittings.
Height 30mm.

Code: 57162

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