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

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £700

Estimate: £220 - £280

Surrey Constabulary, a very scarce Victorian white metal helmet plate being a QVC over an oval strap, ‘Surrey Constabulary’ with attendant laurel sprays, in the centre a pinned back plate leather covered and bearing the numerals ‘91’, three loop fasteners; two ensuing KC patterns of similar format but in blackened copper, one with central numerals ‘178’, three loop fasteners, the other without central numerals, three loop fasteners (all crushed and flattened); Reigate Borough Police, a rare die-stamped white metal cap badge being elements from the town arms a twin towered castle with ‘REI’ below a raised portcullis and a tri-part scroll, ‘Never Wonne Ne Never Shall’, two loop fasteners, good overall condition (4) £220-280