Buttons from the J.R. Gaunt and Son Pattern Book Archive
Date of Auction: 16th September 2010
Sold for £360
Estimate: £320 - £400
Southampton Police a die-stamped white metal KC hat badge being a crowned multi-rayed star, in the centre a shield bearing the Arms of the Borough (parted fesswise argent and gules three roses counterchanged), both fasteners missing; a single silver plated collar badge being a shield bearing the full Arms of the borough, two loop fasteners.
New Windsor Police, a very rare Victorian shako/helmet plate in die-stamped toned brass, crowned strap and laurels pattern, ‘New Windsor Police’ on the strap enclosing a leather faced insert this with white metal numerals ‘62’, three loop fasteners, one retaining clip on the insert missing. Berkshire Constabulary, a small KC white metal collar badge crowned strap and laurels, ‘Berkshire Constabulary’, enclosing the Stag under an Oak Tree, two loop fasteners; Reading Police, two pairs die-stamped white metal elipitical shaped collar badges, central town Arms and Anglo Saxon motto in surround, all loop fasteners present, good overall condition (10) £320-400