Badges - Silver

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
1911 20th Century 47mm x 40mm Badge Silver London
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5.5g . 10/06/2011 Pasture 1

A silver badge with religious and military connotations. In the form of a crown with a cross and a battle axe/halberd protruding from the central section. The back of the badge bears a Birmingham hallmark, "m" for 1911 and the maker's mark V&S, Vaughton and sons. One of the three attachment loops remains in situ.


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1963 20th Century 22mm x 22mm Badge Silver East Sussex
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5.18g . 31/05/2015 Pasture

A silver badge, Girl Guides, Birmingham hallmark "O" 1963. GIRL GUIDES


Badges

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No c.1862-1922 40mm x 22mm Badge Copper Alloy Kent
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A copper-alloy "GPO" General post Office, uniform/cap badge. First used as a shako cap badge in 1862 until 1922, the use of strap bars for attachment suggests that this was an early example. See also UKDFD12756


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post 1927 26mm Diameter Badge Copper Alloy Kent
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A badge showing the top of a rabbit's head and ears with the letters WLOG around. The back has the maker's name of RODEN, LONDON. The pin and blue enamel background are missing. The badge portrays a character in a comic strip which first appeared in the Daily Mirror in 1919. In the drawings Pip was a dog, Squeak a penguin and Wilfred, who did not appear until later in the series, was a rabbit. The comic strip, which ran until 1958, proved to be extremely popular with the British public. The Queen Mother was an avid reader when she was a child. Pip, Squeak and Wilfred became so popular that in 1927, the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs (or WLOG) was founded in their honour. The name "Gugnunc" came about because unlike Pip and Squeak, Wilfred spoke only in baby-talk and "gug" and "nunc" were his favourite words. The Gugnuncs held parties and meetings and worked to raise funds for children's hospitals and charities. Pip, Squeak and Wilfred were also the irreverent names given by servicemen to the British campaign medals issued to those who served in the First World War. The medals appeared at the same time that the comic strip gained widespread acclaim and the names stuck. The 1914-15 Star was known as Pip, the British War Medal was Squeak and the Inter-Allied Victory Medal was referred to as Wilfred. The cartoon also inspired a wide range of spin-off merchandise including children's tea-sets, board games, toys, handkerchiefs and annuals. So popular were the trio that a series of silent films based on their capers made by Lancelot Speed were also screened in the 1920s.


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post 1939 26mm Dia. Badge Copper Alloy London
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A copper-alloy lapel pin of the Young Peoples Guild. It bears the guilds initials Y.P.G surrounded the legend shown below. The Y.P.G was founded 1n 1939 by Mr Atkinson, a Scottish missionary attached to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Motto: To know his will and to do it. : THE St. GERMAN'S BLACKHEATH YOUNG PEOPLES GUILD, YPG


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19-20th Century 30mm Dia. Badge Copper Alloy Kent
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. . 06/11/2016 Arable - Ploughed

THE BOYS BEST : STORY PAPER : PIONEER


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 20th Century 16mm x 39mm Badge Copper Alloy London
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. Made in England . Park

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 20th Century 29mm x 22mm Badge Copper Alloy Kent
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4.50g Girl Guides . .

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Post 1957 AD 30mm x 23mm Woggle Copper Alloy London
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9.48g Scouts 19/01/2017 Pasture 1a

Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No Mid 20th Century 17mm Diameter Badge Copper Alloy Kent
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 48 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, England. Caravan Club


Dated Era Size Type Material Found
No 19-20th Century 29mm Diameter Badge Copper Alloy Kent
Information . 2.91g Unknown 27/04/2012 .

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