First Tea Company Service Pin - Enamel Pin Badge

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The First Tea Company Service Pin (without crumbs c.1916) is an enamel pin badge designed to look like fictional military honours, and comes displayed on a tri-fold card backing.

Introduced during the 1916 Profiterole Incident and commonly worn by veterans of that decade long campaign. This piece of First Tea Company fictional-history comes mounted on a card backing, that bears an original-replica FTC ID card and 24 hour tea ration tokens.

The First Tea Company is a kind of fake "pre-enactment" group as well as an interactive artwork. Designed to feel military-ish, whilst in no way being actually  military, it came about partly because Geof loves tea, partly because he needed a fake military unit for a comic he was writing, and partly because Geof has a fondness for militaria but is also anti-war, and was hoping he could play with that.

First Tea Company insignia, and other related art, is also available.

Enamel pin badge, gold finish with red and white enamel
Approx 25x35mm with single butterfly clasp.
Card backing 145x140mm tri-fold
Oct 2018