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

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £160

Estimate: £100 - £150

County Durham, Wiltshire & Worcestershire, County Durham Constabulary, a scarce KC helmet in blackened metal of crowned circular laurel spray outline with a central title circle, ‘Durham County Constabulary’ provision for central mount, two loop fasteners; Sunderland Police, a small plated white metal hat badge being an oval strap ‘Nil Desperandum’ enclosing ‘S. C.C.’ on a lined ground, on top of the strap a rampant lion guardant holding a ball, two loop fasteners; Wiltshire Constabulary a standard KC pattern blackened white metal star pattern plate with central strap, ‘Wiltshire Constabulary’ provision for central mount, three loop fasteners; Worcestershire, Kidderminster Borough Police, a rare late Victorian/Edwardian die-stamped white metal helmet plate being a stylised crown over an oval strap, ‘Kidderminster Police’ the dimpled centre unpierced, fasteners never applied and two small holes at the base of the strap, good overall condition (4) £100-150