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WW1 Athletes' Volunteer Force 1914, Home Front VTC Lapel Badge by Toye & Co. London.

A good original First World War period 'Athletes' Volunteer Force 1914 VTC lapel badge'; gilded brass oval example, depicting crossed rifles within blue enamel title surround, the reverse impressed "Toye & Co. London." Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Height 32mm.

Code: 55799Price:


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WW1 Somerset County Volunteer Regiment, Volunteer Training Corps VTC Bronze Lapel Badge.

A scarce original First World War period 'Somerset County VTC lapel badge', die- stamped bronzed circlet surmounted by a George V Crown, the central shield bearing a 'Dragon' with curved scroll below "Volunteer Regiment", the reverse impressed with "REG638232" a Registered Design and Patent date of 1914. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole horseshoe fitting.
Height 42mm.

Code: 55639Price: 60.00 GBP


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WW1 Cheshire Volunteer Regiment, Volunteer Training Corps VTC Officially Numbered Badge by Thomas Fattorini, Bolton.

A good example of an original First World War period 'Cheshire Volunteer Regiment lapel badge', gilded brass large circular example, the central shield bearing three golden wheatsheaves on blue enamel ground from the ancient 'Arms of the Earldom of Chester'; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Bolton" "REG638232" a Registered Design and Patent date of 1914, and officially issue number "2258". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole horseshoe fitting, enamel perfect except for a minor hairline and bruise to the centre virtually unnoticeable, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 29mm.

Code: 55445Price: 40.00 GBP


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WW1 Athletes' Volunteer Force 1914, Home Front VTC Lapel Badge by W.J.Carrol, London.

A good First World War period 'Volunteer Training Corps' 'Athletes' Volunteer Force 1914 lapel badge'; gilt brass oval badge with dark blue enamel title around the edge, the centre depicting two crossed rifles; the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details "W.J.Carrol London". Very good condition, retaining old pin fittings replacing the original horseshoe buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
Height 31mm.

Code: 55093Price:


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WW1 Home Protection Brigade Sussex, Volunteer Training Corps, VTC Officially Numbered Home Front Badge.

A scarce First World War period 'Home Protection Brigade Sussex lapel badge'; gilded brass circular badge displaying an enamelled 'Union Flag' to the centre with title surround inlaid in blue, the reverse impressed with official issue number "1263". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
Diameter 25mm.

Code: 54768Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Lewisham Defence League, Volunteer Training Corps VTC Home Front Officially Numbered Badge.

A scarce First World War period 'London Borough Volunteer Training Corps' 'Lewisham Defence League lapel badge'; gilded brass circular badge bearing the unofficial coat of arms adopted in 1901, with the Latin motto 'Salus Populi Suprema Lex' (The welfare of the people is the highest law); the reverse impressed with maker's details "Vaughtons Ltd Birm" and official low issue number "165". Very good condition, retaining original early round buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
Diameter 31mm.

Code: 54572Price: 50.00 GBP


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WW1 Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps VTC Home Front Badge, Buttonhole Fitting.

A good original First World War period 'Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps badge', Crowned oval title, the centre depicting the war goddess 'Bellona'; the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford" and with "Regd 644266" a registered, design and patent date of early 1915. Very good condition, retaining buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, minimal wear to gilt.
Height 38mm.

The Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps was formed and on 19 November 1914, to counter the threat of a German invasion, it was officially recognised by the War Office. It was suspended in 1918, and officially disbanded in January 1920.

Code: 54567Price: 10.00 GBP


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WW1 Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps VTC Home Front Badge, Pin Fitting.

A good original First World War period 'Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps badge', Crowned oval title, the centre depicting the war goddess 'Bellona'; the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford" and with "Regd 644266" a registered, design and patent date of early 1915. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt with minor wear.
Height 38mm.

The Central Association of Volunteer Training Corps was formed and on 19 November 1914, to counter the threat of a German invasion, it was officially recognised by the War Office. It was suspended in 1918, and officially disbanded in January 1920.

Code: 54566Price:


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WW1 Athletes' Volunteer Force 1914, Home Front VTC Lapel Badge by Thomas Fattorini Bolton.

A good First World War period 'Volunteer Training Corps' 'Athletes' Volunteer Force 1914 lapel badge'; gilt brass oval badge with dark blue enamel title around the edge, the centre depicting two crossed rifles; the reverse impressed in relief "Thomas Fattorini Bolton" and "Reg.638232" a registered, design and patent date of 1914. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel some very minor service wear, gilt remains fresh.
Height 31mm.

Code: 54342Price:


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WW1 City of London National Guard Volunteer, C.L.N.G.V. Home Front VTC Badge.

A scarce First World War period Volunteer Training Corps gilt brass circular badge inlaid with blue enamel bearing the initials "C L" "N.G.V." mounted to the center a bronzed 'City of London Coat of Arms' with 'Domine Dirige Nos' (O Lord Direct us) motto scroll, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt & Son London" Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 24mm.

Code: 54248Price:


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WW1 National Motor Volunteers, Volunteer Training Corps Officers' Service Dress Bronze Cap Badge by J.R.Gaunt.

A scarce original First World War period die-cast bronzed V.T.C. cap badge, 'Mercury' the winged messenger of the Gods mounted on a spoked motorcar wheel resting on ''Pro Patria'' scroll, the tyre inscribed 'National Motor Volunteers', the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London". Very good condition retaining original two blade fittings to reverse.
Height 37mm.

The 'National Motor Volunteers' was formed in London in early 1916 primarily to transport soldiers arriving in London at night after the buses and Underground had stopped. A year later it became a nationwide organisation and part of the Volunteer Training Corps (later Volunteer Force) - the WW1 equivalent of the Home Guard. It was now used for transporting Volunteer battalions, evacuating hospitals in the event of an emergency and assisting in the aftermath of air raids. In July 1918 it became part of the ASC and was retitled ASC Mechanical Transport (Volunteers). It was solely for home defence and never served overseas.

Code: 54149Price:


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WW1 City of London Volunteer Corps VTC Badge.

A scarce First World War period Volunteer Training Corps large gilt oval badge bearing the title "City of London Volunteer Corps" on blue enamel ground, to the center the 'City of London Coat of Arms' with 'Domine Dirige Nos' (O Lord Direct us) scroll, the flag picked out in red and white enamel. Very good condition, gilt remains bright, no damage to the enamel, original buttonhole fixing replaced by period pin fittings.
Height 25mm.

Code: 52821Price:

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