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

Image 1

Click Image to Zoom

Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £920

Estimate: £400 - £500

Gloucestershire & Somersetshire, Bristol Constabulary, an extremely rare Victorian period die-stamped white metal (?) helmet plate being an eight-pointed star the topmost point displaced by a coronet upon the star, an oval strap, ‘Bristol Constabulary’ in the centre ‘C’ over ‘49’ (part of the stamping), two soldered loop fasteners out of three, the bottom star point very fragile; an early KC pattern now showing a more elongated star with the same title strap but enclosing mounted distinctions ‘A’ over ‘28’, one loop fastener out of three; Dock Police Gloucester, a very rare two part die-stamped metal helmet plate, circular laurel sprays with a central backing plate, ‘Dock/Police/Gloucester’ in raised block capitals, two loop fasteners.

City of Bath Police, a scarce KC large size helmet plate in darkened die-stamped copper, of standard crowned star format upon the star a circular strap, ‘City Of Bath Police’ in the centre the arms of the city, three loop fasteners, together with one only white metal collar badge of ovoid form the legend ‘Floreat Bathon’ encloses the City Arms, two loop fasteners, good overall condition (5) £400-500