GOLLY AUCTION 007

Welcome to the seventh Golly Auction!

The safe place to buy and sell all genuine Robertson’s Golly items at auction with confidence.

All items for sale in this auction are guaranteed genuine items as issued by Robertson’s. We do not offer for sale any counterfeits or reproductions. Bid with confidence. All items shown with a close up of front and back. The images form part of the description.

Please read all descriptions before bidding, and bid carefully. As this is a formal auction all bids are legally enforceable and cannot be retracted once placed.

Thanks for supporting the Golly Auction and good luck with your bids.

The Golly Auction Team.
 

Dates for This Auction

Auction Start:
08:00 18-Jul-2020
Auction End:
21:00 25-Jul-2020

To bid on an item simply enter your maximum amount in the bid box next to each item once the auction is underway.

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1980's Silver Pendant - GOLFER1980's Silver Pendant - GOLFER

Golly Checklist No. P9

Golly Pendants
1980’s
5
DESCRIPTION: Offered for sale is a rare 1980's Silver Pendant GOLFER. Issued for only a short time during the late 1970's/early 1980's. Considered by many collectors to be some of the most beautiful of the Golly items issued by Robertsons, the way the silver detailing has been carefully crafted to show through the transparent enamel is clearly the work of a master craftsman.

BACKSTAMP: Markings from the Silversmith ARI Norman 'ARI STERLING 925 in shield). Clearly stamped. All characters visible and legible. 

CONDITION: Offered for sale in excellent condition. Very clean both front and back. The only minor points to note are a tiny overrun of blue enamel onto white cuff on the left side (as viewed). The metal is bright and clean. A first class example of this rare item. For further information on grading please click here.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 41mm tall x 23mm wide (approximately)

 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: GOLLY PENDANTS
  NOTES ON GOLD AND SILVER PENDANTS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve. 

Please Note: Only the genuine silver pendants bear the mark of the manufacturing silversmith ARI Norman as shown on this example. Extensive notes on this item - and all other Silver Pendants - can be found in the Golly Guide links above.
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  • 9.0
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Prewar Cricketer ESSEXPrewar Cricketer ESSEX

Golly Checklist No. 22

Golly Badges
Prewar
4
DESCRIPTION: Prewar ESSEX Cricketer offered in immaculate condition. One of the set of 17 county cricketers representing all first class county cricket teams. These beautiful designs were manufactured by the high quality badge maker H.W.Miller of Birmingham and issued by Robertsons in 1938. Certified as genuine by the Miller backstamp to reverse.

BACKSTAMP: Miller Type III i  (REGD APPD). Clearly defined stamp. 

CONDITION: Presented for sale in first class condition. No stress marks or chips. Protective varnish coating still intact. The only defect to note is a slight underfill of yellow enamel in the centre of the letter 'D' on the waistcoat. Barely visible to the naked eye. The metal is clean and bright on both sides with a very light patina to reverse. Complete with original straight pin. For further information on grading please click here.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 40mm tall x 17mm wide (approximately)

 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: PREWAR CRICKETERS
  BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 9.5
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Prewar GOLFERPrewar GOLFER

Golly Checklist No. 4

Golly Badges
Prewar
3
DESCRIPTION: Prewar Golly Golfer offered in wonderful condition. This iconic design is a variant of the first enamel Golly badge manufactured by H.W.Miller of Birmingham. Issued by Robertsons sometime after 1928. Certified as genuine by the Miller type IA ii backstamp to reverse. 

This is the modified Golfer design with a bar between the feet, no line between the lips and the incorrect registration number 729136.

BACKSTAMP: Variation of Miller Type IA ii with REGD 729136 markings. Defined backstamp with all characters visible and legible. 

CONDITION: Presented for sale in immaculate condition. This design appears to have all original varnish in place. No stress marks chips or dmage whatsoever. Close examination under magnification shows a minor overfill of the white enamel of the right eye onto surrounding metal and the 'O' of golden not completely filled with yellow. Both defects barely visible to the naked eye. The metal has a patina consistent with age. Complete with original straight pin. For further information on grading please click here.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 34mm tall x 18mm wide (approximately)
 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: PREWAR GOLFERS
  MILLER BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 9.3
  • £30
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Prewar Fruit BRAMBLEPrewar Fruit BRAMBLE

Golly Checklist No. 9

Golly Badges
Prewar
4
DESCRIPTION: Prewar Fruit Bramble Golly badge in excellent condition. Manufactured by H.W.Miller of Birmingham and issued by Robertsons sometime after 1932. Certified as genuine by the Miller backstamp to reverse. 

This is one of six Prewar Fruit designs from the prewar era. These designs are distinctive for their small golly head which appears on each one.

BACKSTAMP: Variation of Miller Type IA ii with REGD 768826 markings. Lightly defined backstamp with all characters visible and legible. 

CONDITION: Presented for sale in excellent condition. The front of the design is immaculate whilst the reverse shows signs of light oxidation. No attempt has been made to remove this so it is presented in original condition. The metal has a patina consistent with age. Complete with original straight pin. For further information on grading please click here.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 24mm tall x 24mm wide (approximately)
 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: PREWAR FRUITS
  MILLER BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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Prewar Fruit STRAWBERRYPrewar Fruit STRAWBERRY

Golly Checklist No. 6

Golly Badges
Prewar
4
DESCRIPTION: Prewar Fruit Strawberry Golly badge in excellent condition. Manufactured by H.W.Miller of Birmingham and issued by Robertsons sometime after 1932. Certified as genuine by the Miller backstamp to reverse. 

This is one of six Prewar Fruit designs from the prewar era. These designs are distinctive for their small golly head which appears on each one.

BACKSTAMP: Miller Type IA i with the earlier REGD APPD 768905 markings. Lightly defined backstamp with all characters visible and legible. 

CONDITION: Presented for sale in excellent condition. The front of the design is lovely. A fleabite chip on golly's head can be seen under magnification. Light stress lines to right hand lead. The reverse shows a tiny spot of corrosion to top otherwise very clean. The clasp has come away from the badge but still present and ready to be fixed. Complete with original straight pin. For further information on grading please click here.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 32mm wide x 22mm tall (approximately)
 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: PREWAR FRUITS
  MILLER BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 7.0
  • £40
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Prewar Fruit ORANGEPrewar Fruit ORANGE

Golly Checklist No. 5

Golly Badges
Prewar
4
DESCRIPTION: Prewar Fruit Orange Golly badge in immaculate condition. Manufactured by H.W.Miller of Birmingham and issued by Robertsons sometime after 1932. Certified as genuine by the Miller backstamp to reverse. 

This is one of six Prewar Fruit designs from the prewar era. These designs are distinctive for their small golly head which appears on each one.

BACKSTAMP: Miller Type IA ii with REGD 768691 markings. Clearly defined backstamp. 

CONDITION: Presented for sale in excellent condition. The front of the design is immaculate whilst the metal on reverse is uncleaned which results in a darker appearance. Complete with original straight pin. A really lovely example. For further information on grading please click here.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 23mm wide x 26mm tall (approximately)
 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: PREWAR FRUITS
  MILLER BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 8.0
  • £50
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W/W Cricketer - MARPLES & BEASLEYW/W Cricketer - MARPLES & BEASLEY

Golly Checklist No. 41g

Golly Badges
White Waistcoat
3
DESCRIPTION: A White Waistcoat Cricketer badge made by Marples & Beasley with a light blue jacket. Black hands and feet.

BACKSTAMP: Marples & Beasley type II. Clearly stamped. All characters clearly visible.

CONDITION: Presented in great condition. One very light stress mark at top of legs just about visible through the red enamel. Otherwise a very clean example both front and rear. Complete with original straight pin and clasp.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 16mm wide x 36mm tall (approximately)

 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: W/W CRICKETERS
  BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 7.5
  • £15
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W/W Cricketer - MARPLES & BEASLEYW/W Cricketer - MARPLES & BEASLEY

Golly Checklist No. 41g

Golly Badges
White Waistcoat
3
DESCRIPTION: A White Waistcoat Cricketer badge made by Marples & Beasley with a dark blue jacket. Black hands and feet.

BACKSTAMP: Marples & Beasley type II. Clearly stamped. All characters clearly visible.

CONDITION: Presented in great condition. Close to perfect. Complete with original straight pin and clasp.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 16mm wide x 36mm tall (approximately)

 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: W/W CRICKETERS
  BACKSTAMPS
 



Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 9.5
  • £20
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1970's Tennis Player FATTORINI1970's Tennis Player FATTORINI

Golly Checklist No. 67

Golly Badges
1970’s
4
DESCRIPTION: A gorgeous 1970's design by Fattorini. This is the Tennis Player. Fattorini only made this range of badges for a short period [1977-1980] so they are much more scarce than the equivalent design by REV Gomm. 

BACKSTAMP: Fattorini in box 4b. Very clean and clear backstamp.

CONDITION: Presented in superb condition. Free from any signs of stress marks, chips, cracks or surface scratches to the enamel. Finding this badge in any condition is hard enough, but in condition like this is extremely difficult as the 1970's was a period where quality control was not particularly high. The metal is beautifully clear both front and back. Complete with original straight pin and working clasp. Please note the feet are almost completely unenamelled.

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 17mm wide x 32mm tall (approximately)
 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: 1970's Golly Badges 
  Notes on 1970's Badges
 




Offered for sale with low reserve.
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  • 8.0
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1980's BANK IT1980's BANK IT

Golly Checklist No. 107

Golly Badges
1980’s
3
DESCRIPTION: A genuine Bank It badge from the 1982 promotion by Robertsons to encourage recycling. 

BACKSTAMP: No backstamp as issued.

CONDITION: Presented in excellent condition. The acrylic to front is bright and clean, the metal is unblemished. On revese the pin and clasp is fully working. The metal to right of pin is showing slight sligns of wear. 

See photos for full details. Multiple high quality images shows the badge from different angles.

DIMENSIONS: 22mm wide x 42mm tall (approximately)
 
GOLLY GUIDE REFERENCE: 1980's Special Promotions (including the Bank It badge
  Detailed notes on the Bank It Golly badge
 



Offered for sale with very low reserve.
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  • 8.0
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