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National Savings 40 years long service award badge

A scarce original 'National Savings long service award badge'; gilded brass example inlaid with patriotic red, white and blue enamelling and suspended from a 40 years service riboon scroll. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 48mm.

The National Savings funds were sold to the public in the form of saving stamps, certificates, and bonds, which you could buy at the Post Office, banks and building societies the funds were then sent to the government, workers for the movement were recognised for their dedication by the issuing of long service awards.

Code: 59923

35.00 GBP


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National Savings Movement heart shape badge

A good original pre 1953 period 'National Savings Movement chromium plated badge' in the form of a George VI crowned heart inlaid with blue enamel. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 31mm.

Established in 1916 as the 'War Saving Campaign' to encourage the lending of personal savings to the government to finance the First World War and continuing into the Second World War as the 'National Savings Movement'. The badge served to distinguish saving committee members and local volunteer collectors.

Code: 59922

15.00 GBP


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WW2 National Savings Movement gentlemen's lapel badge

A good original wartime period 'National Savings Movement silver plated badge' depicting St George killing the dragon with the slogan 'Lend to Defend'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fittings.
Height 37mm.

Established in 1916 as the 'War Saving Campaign' to encourage the lending of personal savings to the government to finance the First World War and continuing into the Second World War as the 'National Savings Movement'. The badge served to distinguish saving committee members and local volunteer collectors.

Code: 59893

8.00 GBP


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WW2 National Savings Movement celluloid tin button badge

A scarce original circa 1942 wartime period 'National Savings Movement badge'; an excellent example of an economy issue celluloid tin button, printed in patriotic red, white and blue colours and depicting St George killing the dragon with the slogan 'Lend to Defend'. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Diameter 32mm.

Established in 1916 as the 'War Saving Campaign' to encourage the lending of personal savings to the government to finance the First World War and continuing into the Second World War as the 'National Savings Movement'. The badge served to distinguish saving committee members and local volunteer collectors.

Code: 59868

18.00 GBP


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Thanksgiving with savings Birmingham 1945 fundraising badge


A scarce badge produced for Thanksgiving Week that took place in the autumn of 1945. Made of celluloid and tin it depicts the British Lion's victory over the German swastika. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colour remains bright, no sign of any foxing.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 58748

20.00 GBP


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WW2 National Savings plastic economy issue badge


A good original World War Two period brown plastic economy badge, issued after 1942 due to metal shortage. Very good condition, retaining original stick pin fitting, no warping, cracks or distortions, colour remains good.
Height of front 31mm.

Code: 54588

10.00 GBP


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WWII Ulster savings committee badge


A scarce silver plate and enamel example, the red hand of Ulster on a silhouette of the province, the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham 18" Good condition, original buttonhole fitting, minor chip to enamel just under the red hand, plating worn back to the brass.
Height 23mm. Width 28mm.

Code: 50754

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