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Up Narkover Will Hay film and stage comedian badge c1935

An original circa1935 'Up Narkover gilt and enamel pin badge'; larger than normal size shield, divided into four, depicting a pick, a shovel, handcuffs and prison uniform broad arrows; the reverse with maker’s details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 28mm.

This badge relates to the 1935 film “Boys Will Be Boys” in which 'Will Hay' who was a former teacher in a prison applies and becomes Headmaster of Narkover, a public school of roguery.

Code: 58334Price:


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Lesters Midgets Grenadier badge entertainers Blackpool Tower Circus

A scarce pre-war 'Lester's Midgets souvenir badge'; gilded brass example depicting a saluting Grenadier inlaid with coloured enamels, within a horseshoe title surround, the reverse with maker's details "W.Miller 118 Branston St B'Ham" and "Reg 732142" a design and patent date of 1928. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, minor wear to gilt finish, an excellent example.
Height 29mm.

Code: 55773Price: 25.00 GBP


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Empress Hall Theatre Robin Hood pantomime badge

A scarce circa 1950's 'Empress Hall' badge from the pantomime 'Robin Hood'; a large gilded brass example depicting a female actress in green medieval male costume holding a long bow; the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham" (1945–1954). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, manufacturers flaw to tip of left elbow, minor wear to gilt finish.
Height 54mm.

The Empress Hall Theatre was sutuated in Earl's Court, Lillie Road, London.

Code: 55443Price: 20.00 GBP


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Empress Hall Theatre Puss in Boots pantomime badge

A scarce circa 1950's 'Empress Hall' badge from the pantomime 'Puss in Boots'; a large gilded brass example depicting a cunning black cat in flamboyant clothing, wearing very large boots, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham" (1945–1954). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, minor wear to gilt finish.
Height 46mm.

The Empress Hall Theatre was sutuated in Earl's Court, Lillie Road, London.

Code: 54869Price:


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Film stars Phyllis Calvert and Ann Crawford matchbox cover

A circa 1930’s scarce original tin celluloid double sided advertising match box cover, for The Gainsborough Famous British Stars Phyllis Calvert and Ann Crawford. Good condition, very minor foxing, colours bright.
Height 55mm.

Code: 51369Price:

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