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Old 11-04-22, 12:42 PM
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Default West Lancashire National Reserve buttonhole badge(s)

We have become so used to coming across dodgy badges in our interest that you start looking for faults with every purchase.

I was pleased to get this small version of the West Lancashire National Reserve buttonhole badge.

My only thought is why would they make a miniature version of a badge that was already a buttonhole badge ?

So I wonder if anyone has come across a small version of a National Reserve badge for any other county ?

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Old 11-04-22, 01:33 PM
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Could the smaller badge be an economy measure (less metal, unvoided area albeit enamelled or painted)?
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Old 11-04-22, 02:46 PM
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I don't know the reason but the British Legion produced various miniature badges with different fittings :
Pendant (dangler) , Pin fittings , Tie pin /stick pin , screw post , buttonhole.

I have an order form/price list from 1937 which states they are :
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"To be sold only to members in possession of the officially numbered Badge".

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Sally Bosley's site has three National Reserve London miniature badges , a watch fob medallion badge , a cravat pin badge and lapel badge with buttonhole fitting.

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Thanks Leigh and Mike.

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Old 11-04-22, 05:21 PM
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Learnt something new today that there are large and small versions of these badges ( also happier with the price I paid when I see what dealers are asking )

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