British Legion Miniature Badge "Miniatures for the more discerning!"
Once again thanks to the acquisition of the British Legion Head Quarters Branch Price List February 1937 badges we have been able to establish that there where two sizes of badge issued Large and Miniature.
In this exhibition of Miniature badges we are demonstrating not only did they either have a screw back or a pin back, but later miniature badges also came with a crescent button hole mount.
Dinner Jackets, Mess Kit
We suspect that these miniature badges could well have been worn with white tie, dinner jackets and by the more discerning with suits in the city and elsewhere.
Badge in Gold
The 1941 and 1938 Birmingham Medal Company Badge in Gold and the A.H. Harris of Glasgow badge too. Have the button hole crescent mount and the screw back.
Sizes and Construction
The pre-war (WW2) badge measures 07mm x 09mm (5/8" x ˝"), and they have either a silvered or bronze/copper lions head taking the usual form of dark blue enamel over a brass base metal.
Miniature Badge in Gold
9 Carat Gold
(Hallmarked "R" 1941)
07mm x 09mm (5/8" x ˝")