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

Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £720

Estimate: £500 - £700

Royal Irish Constabulary, a very fine die-stamped blackened silver plated Victorian helmet plate being the ‘Imperial’ Victorian crown over shamrocks sprays and enclosing the Harp, title scrolls ‘Royal Irish Constabulary’, three loop fasteners (some blacking loss), together with the corresponding die-stamped blackened silver plated cap badge being the ‘Imperial’ Victorian crown over the Harp; the ensuing KC period blackened brass helmet plate and corresponding cap badge, this in die-cast blackened silver plate, all loops present; another KC cap badge in die-stamped blackened copper being the crown over a strap, ‘Royal Irish Constabulary’, in the centre the Harp resting on shamrock sprays, two loop fasteners; a Victorian period two part die-stamped white metal pouch badge, St. Edward’s crown over a strap, ‘Royal Irish Constabulary’, in the centre a mount being the Harp resting on laurel sprays, two screw post fasteners; a large rectangular die-stamped brass waist belt plate showing St. Edward’s crown over a shamrock with Union sprays in three-quarter surround (heavily worn and the loose ‘D’ end lacking). Royal Ulster Constabulary, a modern blackened white metal cap badge, blade fasteners, good overall condition (8) £500-700