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Old 25-06-10, 01:20 PM
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Just purchased four different Gaunts catalogues. One for 1947, one for 1900 which was done for the paris show in 1900, one for 1904 for the St Louis exhibition and lastly the standard Gaunts catalogue which Gaunt presented to the library of Essex Institute in 1912.
Quite interesting as alot of the pictures and price list are similiar, the interesting bit which I have done a photo off is the various kinds of fastenings, ornements and badges. This does not change from the 1897 catalogue to the 1912 catalogue.
Hope this is of interest.
Hoping to get the Canadian and American Gaunts catalogues from the same source.

If you notice on the picture there is all the variations of lugs including the flat lug that some people said was believed to be 1920.


lugs in JR GAUNT.jpg

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Old 25-06-10, 01:22 PM
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Just noticed that the lugs, fittings etc...were 3/- a gross.
Will post more items from the catalogue as I go through.

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Old 25-06-10, 01:44 PM
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Hi Peter

What a wonderful resource you have there! I just happen to mention Gaunt’s catalogues in a new posting to their advertisements thread here, so am especially glad to see yours about your recent purchases. The picture showing all the different badge fixings is very interesting indeed, and has certainly whetted my appetite to see more – thank you so much for sharing these latest acquisitions with the rest of the Forum. I for one look forward to seeing some more snippets from the catalogues, particularly if you happen to see any pictures of Leicesters or Uppingham tiger badges amongst them!!

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Old 25-06-10, 03:15 PM
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Hello Peter,
Do the numbers next to the various fittings bear any reference to the text?
Great find!
Regards Tony.
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Old 25-06-10, 03:25 PM
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Loops with feet!!
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Old 25-06-10, 04:22 PM
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Cool Gaunts catalogue

Interestingly there are no "vertical shanks" (sliders) shown or the brooch pin which is found on some pagri badges, from this are we to assume that Gaunts never made pagri badges or used sliders for badges pre 1912.

As for Keiths comment on loops with feet, this again throws open the door to restrikers using modern loops.
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