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

Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £350 - £450

London Metropolitan Police, a very rare Victorian three part helmet plate for the Dockyard Police in die-stamped blackened metal, crowned laurel strap pattern, in the centre on a tinned and leather faced insert a fouled anchor, two of three loops present, one insert clip broken; a similar Victorian two part die-stamped white metal plate, the fouled anchor mounted on the solid centre, three loop fasteners (the crown detached but present and the anchor lacking one retaining wire); a further QVC plate in die-stamped blackened white metal, standard crowned laurel and strap the centre mounted with the letters, ‘AR’, three soldered loops; a late Victorian/Edwardian period plate, a stylised pierced crown star pattern plate, mounted in the centre with ‘K’ over ‘685’, three soldered loops; three ‘standard star’ pattern KC helmet plates the first with central white metal ‘N’ over ‘81’, the second with a white metal fouled anchor over ‘167’, and the third with ‘7’ (lacking two other numerals and one fixing loop); a KC white metal cap badge crowned laurels and circular title strap with central ‘J’, two loop fasteners. City of London Police. two die-stamped blackened metal standard Arms’ type helmet plates one with an oval shaped base for numerals (lacking) and the other with a pear shaped base for a letter and numerals (lacking), all loop fasteners present, good overall condition (10) £350-450