I have a love of lighthouses. So much so in fact that as an illustrator I have set myself the task to draw every single lighthouse in the UK.
I also have a collection of lighthouse prints which are available in the print section of this site.
I also collect lighthouse badges and over the years I have built up quite a range. Every now and again I end up with a couple of duplicates a few of which are available here. These are all exceptionally rare items.
This stunningly detailed enamel pin features Beachy Head: arguably Britain’s most iconic lighthouse. While now famous for its red and white colour scheme Beachy Head was originally unpainted, before a black day-mark stripe was added which was itself later replaced by the iconic red and white stripes. The colour of this pin suggests that it dates from before this change took place.
This was made by H W Miller LTD in Birmingham and probably dates to the around the early to mid twentieth century.
This is a very rare pin in fact I originally imported this one from Australia (heaven knows how it ended up there!)