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WW1 City of Exeter Special Constable, Devon Police Constabulary Reserve Lapel Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'City of Exeter Special Constable lapel badge', Crowned gilded brass circular example, blue enamel title surround, the centre bearing the 'City of Exeter Coat of Arms' with motto 'SEMPER FIDELIS' (Ever Faithful). Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel..
Height 33mm.

Code: 57489Price: 50.00 GBP


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WW1 Northamptonshire Special Constable, Police Constabulary Reserve Lapel Badge.

A very scarce original First World War period 'Northamptonshire Special Constable lapel badge', gilded brass circular example, blue enamel title surround, convex button style centre bearing a rose from the 'Northamptonshire County Arms'. Very good condition, retaining original substantial pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt remains fresh, an excellent example.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 57257Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW1 'Metropolitan Special Constabulary 1914 Long Service' London Police Badge.

A good original First World War period 'Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary 1914 Long Service bronzed badge' the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original ornate suspension bar with pin fittings, minor stain to front.
Height 48mm.

Code: 57251Price: 15.00 GBP


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King George V 'Special Constabulary Long Service Police Medal' 1941 & 1944 Clasps, Together With Miniature.

A good full sized Coinage Profile 'King George V Special Constabulary Long Service Bronze Medal' complete with original ribbon and Second World War Long Service 1941 and 1944 clasps, named to the recipient "Arthur L. Thomas." Good condition, together with King George V Crowned Bust miniature medal, this lacking ribbon etc.

The 'Special Constabulary Long Service medal' was Instituted 30th August 1919.

Code: 56971Price:


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WW1 East Suffolk Special Constable, Police Reserve Badge.

A good original First World War period 'Special Constable badge', Crowned blue enamel oval title "East Suffolk Police Reserve", central device of the 'Royal Arms' to voided centre. Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, service wear to enamel.
Height 33mm.

Code: 55960Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 Surrey Special Constable, Police Constabulary Reserve Badge.

A good example of a First World War period 'Surrey Special Constable badge'; silver plated Crowned title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, the centre depicting a 'Lion passant guardant' normally associated with the 'Arms of Richmond', the reverse with maker's details "Buttons Ltd B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original early round buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 36mm.

Code: 55596Price:


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WW1 Devon County Special Constable, Police Constabulary Reserve Badge.

A very good example of a First World War period 'Devon Special Constable badge'; gilded brass title circlet inlaid with blue enamel, bearing a shield depicting the 'Coat of Arms of Devon County' to voided centre, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example.
Diameter 34mm.

Code: 55553Price: 20.00 GBP


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WW1 Rutland County Special Constable 1916, Police Constabulary Reserve Lapel Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Rutland County Special Constable 1916 lapel badge', King George V crowned gilded brass circular example, blue enamel title around the edge, voided horseshoe to the centre within ears of wheat decoration the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt & Son London". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, gilt remains fresh, an excellent example.
Height 42mm.

Code: 55523Price:


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WW1 City of London Police Reserve Constable Official Issue Number 204 Badge.

A very good original low numbered First World War period 'City of London Police Reserve badge' issued in wartime to Reserve Constables; circular gilded brass example, the title surround inlaid with red enamal 'City of London coat of arms' in gilt to voided centre bearing the Latin motto "Domine Dirige Nos" (Lord, direct us); the reverse impressed with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London" and official low issue number "204". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, a superb example.
Diameter 31mm.

The City of London Police Reserve badge was issued in three colours, red enamel to Reserve Constables, blue enamel to Reserve Sergeants and white enamel to Reserve Inspectors.

Code: 55195Price:


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Volunteer Civil Force (Winston’s Bobbies) VCF Hat Badge.

A scarce original example of a 'Volunteer Civil Force' large die-stamped white metal hat badge, depicting 'Saint George and the Dragon' atop a central device with conjoined letters "VCF" all within a laurel wreath with motto "Law and Order" below, the reverse retaining original sturdy pin and hook fittings. Very good condition.
Height 55mm.

The 'Volunteer Civil Force' headquarters 'Ruskin House, Rochester Row Westminster, SW.' was founded on Trafalgar Day, 1911 by 'William Mailes Power' at the instigation of Winston Churchill (it was later to be known as Winston's Bobbies), patriotic volunteers were raised to assist in the maintaining Law and Order and to supplement the regular Metropolitan Police in times of strife such as the 'National coal strike of 1912'. On the outbreak of the First World War the 'V.C.F' were emboided as a Labour battalion and most of the remaining personel were absorbed by the '28th County of London Battalion (Artist Rifles). Supplement to the London Gazette, 29th June 1917 Page 6493 under heading "Labour Corps" has the entry "William Mailes Power to be temp. Capt. 13 Mar. 1917".
The 'Volunteer Civil Force' was not re-formed after the war.

Code: 54654Price:


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City of Hull Special Constabulary, 1914 Service Star Police Sleeve Badge.

A good scarce die-stamped five pointed silver star police sleeve badge bearing “SC” monogram to centre within a circlet inscribed “City of Hull 1914”. Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings and split pin.
Height 25mm.

Awarded early 1918 by the Commissioner for wear on the forearm for Specials who attested before 31st December 1914 and had served continuously since then. Discontinued in the 1920’s.

Code: 54276Price: 45.00 GBP


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Volunteer Civil Force (Winston’s Bobbies) Gilt & Enamel VCF Supporters Badge by J.R.Gaunt, London.

A rare original example of a 'Volunteer Civil Force' small gilt and enamel lapel badge, depicting 'Saint George and the Dragon' atop a central device with conjoined letters "VCF" inlaid with blue and white enamel within a laurel wreath with motto "Law and Order" below, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings and perfect enamel.
Height 26mm.

The 'Volunteer Civil Force' headquarters 'Ruskin House, Rochester Row Westminster, SW.' was founded on Trafalgar Day, 1911 by 'William Mailes Power' at the instigation of Winston Churchill (it was later to be known as Winston's Bobbies), patriotic volunteers were raised to assist in the maintaining Law and Order and to supplement the regular Metropolitan Police in times of strife such as the 'National coal strike of 1912'. On the outbreak of the First World War the 'V.C.F' were emboided as a Labour battalion and most of the remaining personel were absorbed by the '28th County of London Battalion (Artist Rifles). Supplement to the London Gazette, 29th June 1917 Page 6493 under heading "Labour Corps" has the entry "William Mailes Power to be temp. Capt. 13 Mar. 1917".
The 'Volunteer Civil Force' was not re-formed after the war.

Code: 54076Price:


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WW1 County Borough of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Special Police Constabulary Reserve Badge.

A good First World War period 'County Borough of Southend-on-Sea Special Constabulary Police gilt and enamel badge, bearing the 'Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Coat of Arms' with motto 'Per Mare Per Ecclesiam' (Through the sea through the Church), the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel except for a minute pin hole nick at 5 o'clock.
Height 29mm.

Code: 53995Price: 30.00 GBP


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WW1 Metropolitan Special Constabulary, London Police Reserve Badge.

A good First World War period large nickel plated badge, crowned title circlet with Royal Arms to centre, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis Howards St Birmm". Good condition, retaining original round buttonhole fitting, wear to high points.
Height 48mm.

Code: 53091Price: 18.00 GBP


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WW1 Metropolitan Special Constabulary Inspector, London Police Reserve Badge.

A scarce First World War large bronzed badge, red enamel Crowned title circlet with Royal Arms to centre, the reverse with maker's details "W.O.Lewis Howards St Birmingham". Very good condition, retaining original round buttonhole fitting.
Height 49mm.

Code: 53087Price:


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1914-1919 Glasgow Special Constable '3 Years Services Rendered' Hallmarked Silver, Scottish Police Badge.

A scarce 1919 hallmarked silver badge bearing the Arms of Glasgow and stamped in relief to reverse "Presented By The Corporation Of Glasgow To Thomas Spiers (name inscribed) Special Constable In Acknowledgment Of Services Rendered". Very good condition, original pin fittings
Height 39mm.

Code: 52182Price:


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WW1 Cardiff City Special Constabulary, Welsh Police Reserve Badge.

A good First World War gilt and enamel Cardiff City Special Constable Police badge, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham". Good condition, original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel but with minor sevice wear.
Height 33mm.

Code: 52181Price: 25.00 GBP


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Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary 1914 Service Star Sleeve Badge.

A good scarce die-stamped five pointed silver star sleeve badge bearing “SC” monogram to centre within a circlet inscribed “Metropolitan Police 1914”. Very good condition, original two loop fittings and complete with brass backing plate and split pin.
Height 25mm.

Awarded early 1918 by the Commissioner for wear on the forearm for Specials who attested before 31st December 1914 and had served continuously since then. Discontinued in the 1920’s.

Code: 52149Price:


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WW1 Durham County Special Constable, Police Reserve Numbered Badge.

A good First World War gilt and enamel Durham County Special Constable Police badge, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Bolton" "Reg 638232" and impressed with official issue number "1668". Good condition, original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minor service wear.
Height 34mm.

Code: 52141Price:


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WW1 Special Herts Constable 1914, Hertfordshire Police Reserve Badge.

A scarce First World War bronzed Special Herts Constable Police badge, Crowned title circlet with the Hart to centre, the reverse with unusual maker's details "P.H.Manison B'Ham" and "Reg 638232". Very good condition, original buttonhole fitting, possible tip of the crown absent.
Height 41mm.

Code: 52140Price:

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