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

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £360

Estimate: £250 - £300

Wales, Pembroke Police, a scarce KC multi-part die-stamped helmet plate, a crowned star back plate mounted with a large circular strap, ‘Pembroke Police’, pinned onto the dimpled centre ‘68’, two loop fasteners.

Flintshire Constabulary, a scarce circular die-stamped blackened white metal hat badge, on the circle ‘Flintshire Constabulary’ in the centre on a lined ground the Prince of Wales’s Crest and Motto, one loop fastener out of two.

Cardiff Borough Police, two pairs of white metal cloak fasteners being shields bearing the City Arms and legend ‘Vilia Cardiff’, both pairs complete with all fasteners and chain links.

Glamorganshire Constabulary, a scarce KC die-stamped white metal helmet plate, crowned strap and laurel pattern, ‘Glamorganshire’ on the strap and ‘Constabulary’ around the solid centre, fasteners never fitted; two white metal cap badges, one cast one die-stamped being the Welch Dragon over a scroll ‘Glamorgan’, loop fasteners missing on the cast example, good overall condition (7) £250-300