First Rusian in space, Ure Gulgarin, Cosmonaurt
White Star Line cap or Lapel Badge from the late 1800's
EPNS salter, c1910 from the RMS Morea. Built in Glasgow.

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Aviation

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A badge of a Magni Gyro, probably an M14.

British Shipping

Russian die-cast badge Training Ship c1965

These rare die-cast white metal (probably aluminium alloy) badges with black foxing, or coloured lacquer was officially issued in the USSR to extol the excellence and success of the Russian Merchant Fleet for their 50th anniversary 1918-1968. The crew training ship depicted was also used, I was told, as one of the ships to carry nuclear missiles to Fidel Castro’s Cuba through the American sea blockade in 1960.

It is in very good condition and has been an important part of my collection for the past 36 years.

Russian die-cast badge

This rare die-cast white metal badge with white, blue and red enamel was officially issued in the USSR to extol the virtues and successes of the Soviet Union’s Space Craft journey to the moon on the 14th November 1959. It is in good condition, with a fully working clasp. It has been one of the star attraction of my collection for the past 36 years in which time I have never seen another one like it.

This is rare die-cast white metal badge with light-blue enamelling. It was officially issued in the USSR to extol the excellence and successes of the Soviet Union and to commemorate their 50th anniversary 1918-1968. This badge depicts a kneeling athlete controlling a rampant horse.

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This super little badge was given to me in Italy at a Maagnis's Day show by a member of the Gyro-Club, Cote D Azur.
Swiss cable car badge from the late fifties.
Festival of Britain 1951, given to all Barry school children, by the local council.

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