Buttons from the J.R. Gaunt and Son Pattern Book Archive

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £210

Estimate: £200 - £250

Bedfordshire, Essex & Suffolk, Bedfordshire Constabulary, a very rare late Victorian/Edwardian helmet plate in die-stamped white (?) metal being a stylised crown over an oval strap, ‘Beds Constabulary’ in the ‘PC’ over ‘50’ (all part of the stamping), three soldered fasteners all now missing.
Essex Constabulary, a large standard pattern KC helmet plate with ‘Essex Constabulary’ on the central title strap, provision for central mount/s; a small white metal corded oval badge bearing the county seaxes, two loop fasteners and two KC collars one chrome, one white metal.
West Suffolk Constabulary a small KC die-stamped white metal (now rusty) helmet plate being the crown over laurel sprays with central oval strap, ‘West Suffolk Constabulary’ in the centre a lion rampant above a two towered castle (an old badge of the West Suffolk Militia), fasteners never fitted,
good overall condition (6)