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

Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £95

Estimate: £80 - £120

Works Police, a large circular die-stamped brassard with raised legends ’Special Constable’ and central ‘C.B.W.D’; ‘R O & Co.’ (Rubery Owen & Co.) a very fine die-cast silver plated cap badge showing an eagle with outspread wings perched on the ‘O’ of the monogram, laurel sprays enclose the lettering, two loop fasteners, together a plated shoulder title, ‘RO’ over ‘POLICE’, two loop fasteners; a cast white metal shoulder title being script capitals ‘RTP’ (River Tyne Police), two loop fasteners; ‘BP’ a white metal die-stamped item being a fretted shield with script letters ‘BP’ lodged within three-quarter laurel sprays, another with Roman capitals ‘B.P’ lodged within similar laurel sprays, all loops present, good overall condition (6) £80-120