Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940 Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940

Royal Agricultural Society of England - Membership Badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940

Here on offer is a Royal Agricultural Society of England - membership badge in its original case.

The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) was founded in 1838 as the English Agricultural Society to “encourage and promote technical innovation and communicate practical knowledge of value to farmers”.
The RASE were granted a Royal Charter in 1840 and in 1845 founded the Royal Agricultural College. In 1973, they also established the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
The RASE held their first Royal Show in 1839 and thereafter annually until these were discontinued in 2009.

Today, the RASE operate as a UK Registered Charity whose core roles are in the transfer of agricultural scientific knowledge, technology and best-practise to the farming industry and rural communities.

The badge itself was made by the famous English medallist’s John Pinches of London between 1930 and 1950.

It seems to be made from gilt brass with a dark blue enamel centre. On the front in the centre are the initials RASE and it is surrounded by the raised letters:

PRACTICE WITH SCIENCE

At the top is the pierced image of the Kings Crown.

On the reverse stamped in the centre is the original owners membership number, 5090 and this version of the badge has the brooch pin type fixing with “C” clasp.

The case has a brown leatherette covering and is stamped on the top with the RASE details and the word BADGE.

The interior is ivory silk and blue velvet and inside the lid it has printed the maker’s details:

JOHN
PINCHES
LONDON


This example is in mint condition and looks to me as if it has never been worn, just kept in its case.

The badge measures 1.5” (3.8cm) long and weighs 8.3g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

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Code: 50707

25.00 GBP