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Old 04-01-10, 10:40 PM
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Bill,

Aucioneer DNW sales info:

"The new company J.R. Gaunt & Son was established in Birmingham in 1884.
... In 1899 they were incorporated ... By 1905 they had opened an office in London"

Gaunt itself states that they took over London based Edward Thurkle in 1897.
I think this gave them their first London base (and 200 years of history)
From a sword sold at an auction: J.R. GAUNT & SON LIMITED (LATE EDWARD THURKLE)

To put records straight:
Edward Thurkle went bankrupt in august 1899. A month later a trustee was appointed.

Does anyone know of QVC badges with "J.R. Gaunt & Son, London" marks?

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btns
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Old 04-01-10, 11:56 PM
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Looking at the Guards MG badge on a Gaunt card, when did Gaunt acquire premises in Birmingham, was it after WW1?
Also why do the sliders not have a Gaunt stamp?
Seems like a set up?
Bill.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Badge-Guards-M...item3ca8e6ec52

His badges do look dodgy, the cards don't look like any I've ever seen, I've seen a few attached to red cross badges etc. and all seem the same as KLR's..... as has been said interesting to see if many more suddenly emerge....

I'm not up on tankie stuff, but the card sure looks interesting.....: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW1-TANK-CORPS...item588524995f http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WW2-ROYAL-TANK...item518f5e28a1

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Old 05-01-10, 11:34 AM
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As a matter of interest I am attaching a photo of a Gaunt card I have had for some considerable time ( years rather than months ).

There are a number of differences between my card and the one on EB but these may be due to them being printed at different times or to some other explanation.

It will be interesting to see how many more of these cards surface in the next few weeks .

P.B.
8thfoot and forum members.

What was the original purpose of these cards and their dates of usage?
Were they intended as samples for Military Tailors shops to show the customer to then make an order or were badges actually sold "on the card"?
We now have cards with badges for sale on ebay apparently dating from WW1 through the 1920s.

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Old 05-01-10, 10:07 PM
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Bill,

Aucioneer DNW sales info:

"The new company J.R. Gaunt & Son was established in Birmingham in 1884.
... In 1899 they were incorporated ... By 1905 they had opened an office in London"

Gaunt itself states that they took over London based Edward Thurkle in 1897.
I think this gave them their first London base (and 200 years of history)
From a sword sold at an auction: J.R. GAUNT & SON LIMITED (LATE EDWARD THURKLE)

To put records straight:
Edward Thurkle went bankrupt in august 1899. A month later a trustee was appointed.

Does anyone know of QVC badges with "J.R. Gaunt & Son, London" marks?

regards,
btns
A most interesting post, must think about this, confused now.
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