This Machine Kills Fascists (Woody Guthrie) Badge

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Anti-fascist collection

We have long believed that having produced the Woody Guthrie - This Machine Kills Fascists t-shirt that we should do something similar with a badge.

So here it is an enamel guitar badge which comes with brooch fixing reproduced from the image on our t-shirt.

Image says it all really!


We wondered why we had been selling more Woody Guthrie badges recently and now we know.

An article appeared in The Guardian's culture xmas gift listing which advises readers they can purchase a Woody Guthrie guitar badge from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London!…/culture-christmas-gift-guide-…

The article talks about not being "dust bowl prices" and they are right, £8.50 for a badge! 

We thought it was only living Royal's who were parasites but it appears even their dead relatives museums get in on the act.

Note the mask and a gun pricing of 'their' badge.

Not only that the badge look almost identical to ours, but according to the Museum they didn't copy ours. As they say in Glasgow Aye Right!…/guthrie-guitar-enamel-badge-147358.…

 And of course if you want a quality Guthrie badge at Calton prices you are on the right page.

#caltonbooks #vandamuseum #theguardian #woodyguthrie#thismachinekillsfascists


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  • 3
    nice but muted colours

    Posted by David Blanchard on 8th May 2019

    The colours on my pin were muted compared to the picture. This makes the inscription hard to read. Otherwise, the wuslity is good.

  • 5
    Guthrie would adore it

    Posted by Sebastian Clare on 6th Oct 2018

    Really lovely button; detailed & clear. Marks out the wearer as a holder of proper anti-fascist views & awareness of partisan troubadours past. Fantastic lil pin.

  • 4
    Great little badge

    Posted by descalzos66 on 13th Sep 2018

    A bit smaller than it looks in the picture on the website, but a lovely little badge nonetheless. Much cheaper than the V&A version and of very good quality .

  • 5
    guthrie badge

    Posted by Elle Zwandahl on 11th Jun 2018

    Excellent product; arrived very promptly and securely. Great service from Calton books as usual.

  • 5
    guitar hero

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Nov 2017

    Lovely little enamel badge. Perfect size for jacket. Excellent price. The v and a museum gift shop had one like this at £7.99 after their Rock Rebels exhibition. Now unavailable from them so pleased to track one down here. Lovely to buy from an independent bookshop.

  • 5
    Excellent ....

    Posted by SK on 19th Oct 2017

    Excellent badge .... and legendary quote from Woody. Particularly good customer service - ordered online Friday morning and arrived in post Saturday morning.

  • 5
    Good Quality

    Posted by Chris Z on 14th Sep 2017

    The pin is solid. Very sturdy. It has a nice shine. A latch that closes for extra security. The shine makes the wording a bit hard to read at some angels due to a glare but it's better to have the shine. Very happy with the piece.

  • 5
    excellent !

    Posted by ginny on 8th Jun 2017

    Really nice badge - good value & prompt dispatch

  • 5
    the bestest

    Posted by Wendy on 18th Apr 2017

    perfect - just what I was after as a present for a 'difficult to please' friend for his birthday.