This is a rare circa 1920s Coventry Eagle (CE) motorcycle “wings” badge. First known as a Victorian era bicycle manufacturer called Hotchkiss, Mayo & Meek, the company changed its name in 1897. They produced the popular “Flying 8” motorcycle model, among others. The badge is beautifully enameled in two shades of blue and has a Birmingham Medal Company maker mark on reverse. This came to us with two period British women’s motorcycle race medals (please see link at bottom of page for more information – medals for sale separately).
Approximately 9/16” in height and 1-1/2” in width.
Horizontal T-style pin with C catch (catch is damaged and delicate – would need to be repaired for badge to be worn).
BIRMINGHAM MEDAL CO.
This is from an early British motorcycle badge collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MDJX14 LAFEX3/14 SAFEX7/16
7- (Very Fine-): The badge has some very light wear and tarnish; catch is damaged and delicate – would need to be repaired for badge to be worn.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.