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Title Baden-Powell photographic buttonhole
Nationality British
Period c 1900
Price £75.00

This shows quite a nice head-and-shoulders portrait photo of Baden-Powell wearing the hat popularised later by the Boy Scout movement, which he founded. His original glory came from the defence of Mafeking. There were great celebrations throughout the Empire when Mafeking was relieved and this is an example of what this euphoria produced.

The badge measures 2.4cm in diameter. The reverse and mounts are, I suspect, pinchbeck. The photograph is a sepia example and does not appear to have unduly faded.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


My order arrived safely yesterday morning as promised. I'm very pleased with my "new" additions!

A U, UK, 10.09.2013

Buckle arrived this morning. Better than expected. Many thanks.

M H, UK, 11.12.2007