Maid of Erin Harp, Irish Nationalists Patriotic Green Flag Badge.
A scarce original circa 1920's 'Irish Nationalists patriotic badge'; gilded brass flag, flown on mast, bearing a 'Maid of Erin Harp' on green enamel ground, the reverse impressed with early maker's details "Thos.Fattorini Bolton". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
William Gladstone Prime Minister, Liberal Party, Irish Home Rule Movement Lapel Badge.
A scarce late Victorian circular gilt badge made in two parts and designed to resemble a coin bearing a side profile of 'William Gladstone' and titled "Home Rule", the reverse has an early style round buttonhole fitting stamped "Registered" and the back attachment deeply impressed "Weekly L & R One Penny". Very good condition, minor wear to gilt on high points.
In 1885 Gladstone was converted to 'Home Rule For Ireland'.
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