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Warwickshire Federation 1921 Exhibition W.I. Badge.

A rare original '1921 Exhibition Warwickshire Federation Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing the "WI" monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto "For Home and Country" inlaid in green enamel; suspended from a green silk ribbon with red enamel bars, the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Bradford". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel small dark bruise to top left bar, gilt remains bright.
Height 76mm.

Code: 58223Price: 40.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, For Home and Country W.I. Badge by W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham.

A good original circa 1940's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge'; gilded brass oval shape example, the fretted centre bearing the "WI" monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto "For Home and Country" inlaid in green; the reverse impressed with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Width 26mm.
Height 21mm.

Code: 58216Price: 8.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, For Home and Country W.I. Badge.

A scarce original circa late 1930 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing the "WI" monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto "For Home and Country" inlaid in green enamel; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham" (1933 -1939 marking). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Width 26mm.
Height 21mm.

Code: 57638Price:


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, For Home and Country W.I. Welsh Badge.

A scarce original circa 1930's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing a 'Welsh Red Dragon', flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with Welsh translation "For Home and Country" inlaid in green; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Bradford Works Birmingham" (1933 -1939 mark). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Width 26mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 57417Price:


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, circa 1920's Shropshire W.I. Badge by Vaughtons Birmingham.

A good original early circa 1920's 'Shropshire Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass shield, the title surround inlaid with navy blue enamel, the centre displaying "the loggerheads" three leopards faces' on blue enamel ground, within foliated white enamel "W"; the reverse impressed with early maker's details "Vaughtons Birm". Very good condition, retaining original steel pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 26mm.

The Women's Institutes in Great Britain was formed in 1915. It was originally set up to to enliven rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

Code: 57331Price: 18.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, Yorshire W.I. Badge by W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd.

A good original circa 1950's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval example inlaid with green enamel, bearing the 'White Rose of the House of York' over "WI" monogram, Yorkshire scroll below; the reverse impressed with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham 19". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Height 32mm.

Code: 57191Price: 8.00 GBP


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National Federation of Women's Institutes, WI Tyneside Badge.

A scarce original superior quality 'WI Tyneside Federation brooch'; large circular gilt brass example displaying voided petal decoration around the edge; the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Regent St Birmingham". Excellent mint condition, retaining original pin fittings with safety roller catch in good working, with additional ring to accommodate a safety chain.
Height 37mm.

Code: 56444Price:


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'W.I. Produce Guild' Women's Institute Home Front Badge.

A scarce original wartime period 'WI Produce Guild badge', gilded brass title bar inlaind with turquoise enamelling. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minor service wear to gilding.
Width 51mm.

The Women's Institute Produce Guild was formed in 1939 with funding from the Government to encourage more home grown food, to preserve more fruit and vegetables and to improve cookery skills which was invaluable during the period of food rationing in the Second World War.

Code: 56360Price: 25.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institute, For Home and Country W.I. Silver & Enamel Welsh Badge.

A very scarce original circa 1930's 'National Federation of the Women's Institute badge', silver gilt oval, the fretted centre bearing a 'Welsh Red Dragon', flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with Welsh translation "For Home and Country" inlaid in green; the reverse impressed "Sterling Silver". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 26mm.
Height 20mm.

Code: 56202Price:


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, For Home and Country W.I. Welsh Badge by W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham.

A scarce original circa 1930's 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', gilded brass oval, the fretted centre bearing a 'Welsh Red Dragon', flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with Welsh translation "For Home and Country" inlaid in green; the reverse impressed with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel gilt remains bright.
Width 25mm.
Height 20mm.

Code: 56201Price: 10.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, Cambridgeshire, For Home and Country W.I. Badge by W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd Birmingham.

A good original gilded brass 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', oval in shape, the fretted centre bearing the "WI" monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto "For Home and Country" inlaid in green, further scroll below "Cambridgeshire"; the reverse impressed with maker's details "W.O.Lewis (Badges) Ltd B'Ham". Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel with minor defects, gilt finish now worn back to the brass.
Width 31mm.
Height 25mm.

Code: 54946Price: 20.00 GBP


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National Federation of the Women's Institutes, Isle of Ely, For Home and Country W.I. Badge by Fattorini & Sons Ld 36 Barr St. B'Ham.

A good original gilded brass 'National Federation of the Women's Institutes badge', oval in shape, the fretted centre bearing the "WI" monogram, flanked by a red enamel rose and Canadian maple leaf, with motto "For Home and Country" inlaid in green, further scroll below "Isle of Ely Federation; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld 36 Barr St. B'Ham". Good condition, retaining original pin fittings, perfect enamel, gilt finish now worn back to the brass.
Width 26mm.
Height 27mm.

Code: 54945Price: 20.00 GBP


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Women's Institute Fruit Preservation, Home Front W.I. Produce Guild Tin Button Badge.

A good original 'Fruit Preservation celluloid tin button badge'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colours remain bright.
Diameter 22mm.
Fruit preservation within the Women's Institute's across the country was encouraged during the period of food rationing in the Second World War so that even wild berries and fruits were not wasted.

Code: 54635Price:

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