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

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £550

Estimate: £250 - £350

Westmorland, Borough of Kendal Police an extremely rare blackened brass late Victorian/Edwardian helmet plate being a large crowned eight-pointed star back plate mounted, a circular strap ‘Borough of Kendal’ enclosing the Arms of the town, a scroll at the bottom ‘Pannus Mihi Panis’, three loop fasteners (some star points buckled); Westmorland Constabulary (?) being a blackened brass KC Maltese cross style plate, a plain title circle and the centre mounted with a white metal ‘W’, two loop fasteners, good overall condition (2) £250-350