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Old Contemptibles Association, 1914 Aug. 5 To Nov. 22 Numbered Chums Lapel Badge by Toye & Co London.

A good original post 1925 'Old Contemptibles Association' bronzed badge, the reverse with makerís details "Toye & Co Ld London", "Reg No" and stamped with official issue number ď7735Ē. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, minimal service wear.
Height 23mm.

The Old Contemptibles Association was founded by Capt JP Danny of the Royal Artillery on June 25th 1925, all members were known as "chums" and were the survivors of the First British Expeditionary Force of August-November 1914.

Code: 58150Price: 35.00 GBP


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British 'Limbless Ex-Servicemenís Association' L.E.S.M.A. Membership Lapel Badge.

A good original later pattern circa 1930's period 'British L.E.S.M.A. Membership badge'; gilded brass triangular shaped example, depicting "Britannia" in relief on recessed rectangle, within laurel wreath and sprays. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, gilt remains bright with minor service wear.
Height 22mm.

Formed around the 1920's when limbless men gathered together to discuss their problems and to give support to each other. A group of such men in the Glasgow area banded together to form the first branch of the 'Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association'.

Code: 58087Price: 25.00 GBP


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1914-1918 British 'Limbless Ex-Servicemenís Association' L.E.S.M.A. Membership Lapel Badge.

A good original circa 1920's period 'British L.E.S.M.A. Membership badge'; gilded brass triangular shaped example, displaying a green enamel shield inscribed "1914 1918" within laurel wreath and sprays; the reverse impressed with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ld Bradford Works Birmingham". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, gilt remains bright.
Height 22mm.

Formed around the 1920's when limbless men gathered together to discuss their problems and to give support to each other. A group of such men in the Glasgow area banded together to form the first branch of the 'Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association'.

Code: 58086Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 'Patriotic Association of the Women of Newfoundland' Volunteer War Workers 'WPA' Pin Badge.

A splendid example of this very scarce original Great War period 'Womenís Patriotic Association badge'; large gilded brass convex oval, blue enamel title surround with 'Caribou Head' to voided centre. Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel of this very vulnerable convex style badge, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 24mm.
Width 42mm.

The 'Womenís Patriotic Association' war workers volunteered their time to support the Allied forces and to boost morale at home in Newfoundland. They made and shipped clothing overseas and volunteered in local hospitals. Their badge, as was the 'Newfoundland Regiment' was formed under the identity of the caribou, a symbol of bravery with its head held high.

Code: 58085Price:


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WW1 British Salonika Force Greece, Salonika Reunion Association 1915-19 Lapel Badge by Hodd & Son.

A scarce original 'Salonika Reunion Association 1915-19 gilt and enamel convex circular lapel badge' depicting the Gulf of Salonika the sun rising from behind a mountainous view, the reverse with maker's details "Hodd & Son". Good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, minor surface scratches.
Diameter 21mm.

The Salonika Reunion Association was formed in 1924 for members that had seen wartime service in the Balkans, they held their 44th and final Annual Remembrance Parade and Service at the Cenotaph London in 1968.

Code: 57987Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4, Official Uniform Sleeve Badge & Backing Plate.

A good original early issue First World War period gilded brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief "AB ) Pat.115896-17(No.4", complete with backing plate stamped "The Wounded Stripe Pat No.4 115896". Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 51mm.

Code: 57965Price: 25.00 GBP


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'League of Honour 1914' Patriotic Women & Girts of the British Empire Celluloid Tin Button Badge.

A good original Great War period 'League of Honour 1914' celluloid tin button badge; the centre depicting the red cross St. George over laurel wreath on white ground within a blue band title surround. Very good condition, complete with pin fitting, colour remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Established at the outbreak of the war and for its duration, with women and girls members pledging to uphold the honour of the Empire and its defenders by prayer, purity, and temperance. The League's motto was 'Strength and Honour'.

Code: 57955Price:


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WW1 Comrades of The Great War Small Pattern Officially Numbered Lapel Badge.

A good original small pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details ""J.R.Gaunt London" and impressed with official issue number "284528". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel intact, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 57885Price: 15.00 GBP


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WW1 Territorial Force 'Imperial Service Volunteer' Uniform Badge by Lambourne & Co Birmingham.

A scarce original First World War period 'Imperial Service' die-cast nickel plated badge scarce with maker's details "Lambourne & Co Birmingham", worn on the uniform above right pocket by Territorial Force Soldiers who had Volunteered for Overseas Service during the Great War. Very good condition, retaining original substantial pin fittings.
Width 43mm.
Height 25mm.

Code: 57884Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 National Savings Movement, circa 1916 National War Savings Committee 'For Service' Badge.

A good original 'National Savings Movement' circa 1916 'National War Savings Committee For Service lapel badge'; circular brass example lightly silvered, the centre inappropriately depicting a swastika symbol subsequently abandoned by the committee, the reverse with maker's details "Thomas Fattorini Birmingham Ltd". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, silver plating with usual wear, almost back to the brass.
Diameter 29mm.

The National Savings Movement was established in 1916, to both reduce borrowing and to raise funds for the war effort. It continued until 1978 when it was dropped, due to lack of financial support from the government and the banking industry.

Code: 57330Price:


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WW1 Territorial Force 'Imperial Service Volunteer' Uniform Breast Badge.

A very good original First World War period 'Imperial Service' die-cast nickel badge, worn on the uniform above right pocket by Territorial Force Soldiers who had Volunteered for Overseas Service during the Great War. Very good condition, retaining it original substantial pin fittings.
Width 43mm.
Height 25mm.

Code: 57320Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 Canadian Red Cross Society 1914-1915 'Visitor' Overseas Worker's Badge.

A splendid example of a Great War period British made 'Canadian Red Cross Society 1914-1915 gilt badge'; from a curved white enamel bar inscribed "Visitor" depends a circular medal, the outer title surround in blue, the centre bearing white 'Maple Leaf' with red cross, upon red enamel ground. Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings and red silk ribbon, enamel perfect, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 30mm.
Height 44mm.

Code: 57310Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4, Official Uniform Sleeve Badge & Backing Plate.

A good original example of a First World War period gilded brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief "AB ) Prov Pat,7342-17(No.4", complete with backing plate stamped "The Wounded Stripe Prov No.4 Pat". Very good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 51mm.

Code: 57309Price:


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'Bobs Empire Home Guard' General Sir D.Haig 1917 Lest We Forget Badge.

An original Great War period 'General Sir D.Haig 1917 Bobs Empire Home Guard Lest We Forget badge' rare in the fact that he was made 'Field Marshal' on the 1st January 1917 and the badge probably had very little circulation, if any at all; gilded brass circular example, with embossed profile of 'General Sir D.Haig' within red and blue enamel title circlet. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh, an excellent example.
Diameter 26mm.

'General Sir Douglas Haig' was made 'Field Marshal' on 1st January 1917.

Code: 57108Price:


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WW1 Comrades of The Great War Large Pattern Officially Numbered Lapel Badge.

A scarce original large pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London" and impressed with very low official issue number "3433". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains fresh.
Diameter 32mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 56896Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 Wounded Soldier in 'Hospital Blues' Character Figure 1917 Hallmarked Silver Spoon.

A scarce original Great War period, possibly fundraising spoon; the handle depicting a wounded soldier in 'Hospital Blues uniform', the reverse impressed Sheffield silver hallmarks for 1917 and maker's details "CB&S" (Cooper Brothers & Sons, Sheffield) and "Rd 651069" a registered, design and patent date of 1916. Very good condition, enamel intact.
Length 127mm.

Code: 56895Price:


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WW1 Comrades of The Great War Small Pattern Officially Numbered Lapel Badge.

A good original small pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with unusual maker's details "J.Taylor & Co London" and impressed with official overstamp issue number "457852". Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 24mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 56275Price:


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WW1 L'Union Fait La Force, Eendracht Baart Macht, England Belgium Alliance Badge.

A scarce original First World War period English made badge; large circular silver plated example, the centre bearing a 'Belgium Lion' with enamel stripe in national colours, the motto surround inlaid with dark blue enamel "L'Union fait la force" and "Eendracht baart macht" (Unity Makes Strength). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, minor service wear to the enamel.
Diameter 31mm.

Code: 56210Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 Women's Section, Comrades of The Great War Officially Numbered Lapel Badge.

A scarce original 'Women's Section Comrades of The Great War' circular silver plated and enamel badge, depicting 'Britannia' to the centre, the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt London" and impressed with official low issue number "5365". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, minimal wear, an excellent example.
Diameter 24mm.

Code: 56209Price: 60.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Artillery 'Barr & Stroud' Pattern Field Rangefinder Pin Badge, 1918 Silver Hallmarked by S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd, Birmingham.

A rare and very unusual fine quality First World War period 'Field Rangefinder pin badge' the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1918 and maker's details "S.B&S.Ld" (S.Blanckensee & Sons Ltd, Birmingham.). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings.
Length 52mm.

The company of 'Barr & Stroud' was founded in Glasgow, Scotland in 1888. They developed this pattern of rangefinder just prior to the Great War.

Code: 55983Price: 150.00 GBP

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