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

Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £290

Estimate: £350 - £450

Warwickshire & Staffordshire, Warwickshire Constabulary a very rare die-stamped gilding metal hat badge being the Bear and Ragged Staff over a scroll, ‘Warwickshire Constabulary’, two loop fasteners; Birmingham City Police a KC die-stamped white metal cap badge being crowned oak and laurel sprays enclosing a strap ‘Birmingham City Police’ with the city arms in the centre, two loop fasteners; Birmingham Parks Police a very rare die-stamped white metal helmet plate being a large oval strap, ‘Birmingham Parks Police’ set within sprays of oak and laurel and bearing the city arms in the centre, two loop fasteners.

Staffordshire, Walsall Police an extremely scarce die-stamped white metal large size helmet plate being an oval strap, ‘Walsall Police’ in the fretted centre a rococo shield bearing the Bear and Ragged Staff from the town’s arms, the whole set within large uncrowned laurel sprays, two loop fasteners, good overall condition (4) £350-450