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

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £1,600

Estimate: £350 - £450

Sussex & Kent, Chichester City Police a most rare shako or helmet plate a QVC over a plain plinth and large circular laurel sprays enclosing a dimpled ground, this mounted with a plated or white metal device showing a three turreted castle bearing a shield showing the City arms, the die-stamped back plate with a bronzed finish, two loop fasteners.

Maidstone Police a very rare white metal Victorian helmet plate, a QVC over an oval strap ‘Maidstone Police’ with attendant laurel sprays the mounted tin centre covered in black patent leather, three loop fasteners, together with a single collar, good overall condition (3) £350-450