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Operation PERPETUAL - ARGUS and the aircraft transport ATHENE transported 62 Hurricanes from the Clyde on 1.11 (23 in ARGUS and 39 in ATHENE) escorted by the destroyer LAFOREY to Gibraltar, arriving there 8.11 having been joined en route by GURKHA, ISAAC SWEERS, LIGHTNING and ZULU. On arrival 26 aircraft were transferred to ARK ROYAL, ARGUS retained 11 and the remainder (probably still crated) were landed for assembly at Gibraltar. On 10.11 ARGUS and ARK ROYAL sailed escorted by the battleship MALAYA, cruiser HERMIONE and destroyers ISAAC SWEERS, LAFOREY, LEGION, LIGHTNING, GURKHA, SIKH and ZULU. 37 Hurricanes were flown off 12.11 to be met by Blenheims from Gibraltar to be led to Malta, three Hurricanes failed to arrive. During the return of the squadron to Gibraltar ARK ROYAL was torpedoed by U 81 and sank in tow within sight of her base on 13.11, thus causing the cancellation of a proposed PERPETUAL II which would have flown in the remaining 25 Hurricanes. These were re-Ioaded into ATHENE the following month and she sailed 23.12 escorted by CROOME and EXMOOR to Takoradi where the aircraft were to be flown to Egypt via the trans-Africa route.
11th PAO Hussars NCO's Silver Plated Arm Badge A very fine solid die-struck (semi-cast) silver plated crest of Prince Albert on two original lugs (sanctioned for wear in 1876, but this pattern was actually worn in the 1950s). Circa 6cm tall. Minor toning to silver finish. Linaker & Dine Plate 29.1 (C) refers.
Australian, Eastern Command ( New South Wales ), 1950s Embroidered Cloth Formation Signs - uncut pair Red and green flower machine embroidered on a grey blue background, uncut pair so in unissued condition, each circa 6cm square. Comm GrH Sold to PG
GLOSTER - WW2 Printed Title - The Gloucestershire Regiment, White on Scarlet White on red, with a couple of what look like staple holes to top, with paper stuck to reverse. A little grubby but generally good condition. Very scarce Comm GrH
10th Assaye Battery Air Defence Royal Regiment of Artillery cloth formation flash / sign - Gulf War 1990 - 1991 Black on olive green rectangle, white backing has pencil written on the reverse identifying it, but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5.4cm tall and 4.3cm wide. Worn in the Persian Gulf 1990 - 1991. Coll.
17 / 21 L 17th / 21st Lancers Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles Post 1922, in brass with two original lugs to each. Very good condition. Each is circa 5cm across. As worn by other ranks. Westlake No 173 refers. Sold to Phil A184.10
1938 Hallmarked Silver Air Raid Precautions ( ARP ), Lady Warden 's Badge & Scarce Blue Pesentation Box of issue A good pre-war 1938 Air Raid Precautions Lady Warden's Hallmarked Silver ARP Badge in Presentation Box. A good early badge in toned condition, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1938 and maker's details "J.C". Retaining original pin fittings and contained in its original blue card box with waxed paper packet to protect the badge. Condition is 9 out of 10. A great set. Badge circa 38mm tall, Box circa 65mm square. (the mens version with horsehoe fitting to reverse came in a red box) B17
28th Battalion The London Regiment - The Artist Rifles Brass Cap Badge In gilding metal with sharp detail and with original slider to reverse. Very good condition. Circa 4.7cm tall. This badge was designed by J.W. Wyon the famous medal designer who served as a private in the Corps. Unit raised as 38th Middlesex RV, renumbered 20th in 1880. Attached to Rifle Brigade in 1881. 1st April 1908 transferred to the new Territorial Force as 28th County of London ( Artists Rifles ). 1947 became 21 Special Air Service ( SAS ) ( Artists ). K&K No 1858 refers.
2nd Dragoon Guards ( Queen 's Bays ) Officer 's Gold Bullion Collar Badge Officer's king's crown padded bullion gold wire embroidered collar badge on a padded white felt backing with paper back (partly missing), removed from uniform. Circa 4.9cm tall. In excellent condition with the bullion still bright. In very good condition, with no moth. A87.9 Sold to Phil
2nd Dragoon Guards ( The Queen's Bays ) Other Ranks Edwardian Pattern Brass Cap Badge A brass/ bronze metal cap badge with good detail, two original lugs to the reverse, a bit squashed and bent but still functional otherwise in good condition. Circa 4.4cm tall. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 737 refers. A103.5
32nd Royal Engineers Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title & RE service strip 32 Engineer Regiment derives its heritage from the engineer tank units, christened 'Hobart's Funnies' after their creator Major General Sir Percy Hobart, that proved vital to the Commonwealth Sectors during the D Day Landings. Edge fraying but has original paper backing. Sold with RE service strip. Comm FB
5th Dragoon Guards Matched Pair of Facing Bi Metal Shoulder Titles A fine pair of matched facing shoulder titles. Flags in opposing directions. In great condition with original hexagonal lugs, original brass backing plates and brass cotter pins - all present and correct. Excellent condition. A83.3
5th Gurkhas Officer's WW2 1945 Hallmarked Silver Field Service Cap Badge Small F.S. Cap badge, possibly also worn as a collar badge, circa 1.9cm tall and 2.3cm wide, in excellent condition with two original silvered lugs to the reverse. Maker marked JRG & S ( JR Gaunt & Son) with hallmark letter Anchor, lion and Date letter V for Birmingham 1945. Scarce. A7.1
63rd Ghurkha Division / Brigade formation designation sign Printed white crossed kukris on a black background, 4.7cm by c3.5m, attributed to 63rd Gurkha Brigade. Still attached to a piece of jungle green uniform and has age to it. Folded at one point. The 63rd were disbanded in 1962.
6th ( Manawatu ) New Zealand Mounted Rifles ( NZMR ) Bronze Cap Badge - Gaunt tablet Bronze cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Sharp detail with almost no wear to bonze finish. Maker's tablet JR Gaunt London to reverse of crown. Circa 5cm tall and 4.7cm wide. Post 1921. Corbett page 153 refers. Comm FB
7th ( Princess Royal's ) Dragoon Guards Victorian / Edwardian White Metal Cap Badge Good detail with three original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Worn circa 1898 until 1906 only. It was then replaced by a different pattern in brass. B7.2
7th Armoured Brigade Cloth Formation Signs - Matched Facing Pair Embroidered, removed from uniform. Good condition. Comm FB
7th Duke of Edinburgh Own Gurkha Rifles white metal cap badge A good quality voided die cast white metal example with two original square lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.4cm tall and 2.4cm wide. B11.8
7th Queen 's Own Hussars Officer 's Bronze OSD Cap Badge Die cast officer 's King 's Crown OSD cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. Circa 4.4cm tall. In almost mint condition. B39.12
8th Corps Formation Sign - Embroidered 2nd Pattern VIII Corps, circa 6cm by 5cm, white embroidered thread on scarlet felt. Original, good condition. Coll.
A Rare WW1 Great War Gold Tribute Medal for 1914-1918 Presented by the residents of the Northumberland villages of Acklington, Guyzance and Morwick, awarded to Private G. Abbs A Rare WW1 Great War Gold Tribute Medal for 1914-1918 Presented by the residents of the Northumberland villages of Acklington, Guyzance and Morwick, awarded to Private G. Abbs, gold, .375 9 carat hallmarks for Birmingham with date letter ‘t’ for 1919. With suspension ring, circa 26mm in diameter and circa 8 grams in weight. Lovely condition. Unresearched. Regret will only post to a UK address. Coll.
ACF Army Cadet Force Pair of Orange on Black Embroidered Shoulder Titles Good condition, match from front, slight variation to backing. Comm GrH
ACF Army Cadet Force Pair of Yellow on Black Embroidered Shoulder Title Matched pair, good condition. Comm GrH
Australian Boer War New South Wales Imperial Bushmen ( NSWIB ) Slouch Hat Badge An extremely rare sheet brass Boer War slouch hat badge, the initials NSWIB on a furled scroll with two original wire loops to the reverse. Hand engraved decoration. As worn by the New South Wales Imperial Bushmen. Circa 6.7cm wide. Scarce.
Boer War - Coloured Photographic Postcard 2nd Dragoons ( Scots Greys ) in South Africa Kit Postally unusued, EFA Military Series, Good condition some corner wear, mainly bottom left. Slight foxing to reverse. Interesting to see the coloured pagri band. A32.2 Sold to PG
Boer War tinnie - General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG Boer War vintage tinnie with gilt/brass backing plate and original pin. In good condition. General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG (7 December 1839 – 2 June 1908) (pronounced "Reevers") was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He served as Commander in Chief of British forces in South Africa during the early months of the Second Boer War and subsequently commanded the army in Natal until his return to England in November 1900. Comm FB
Boer War tinnie - General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG Boer War vintage tinnie with gilt/brass backing plate and original pin. In reasonable condition. General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG (7 December 1839 – 2 June 1908) (pronounced "Reevers") was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He served as Commander in Chief of British forces in South Africa during the early months of the Second Boer War and subsequently commanded the army in Natal until his return to England in November 1900. Comm FB
Bosnian War British Army IFOR DPM Brassard Pen Holder Style Signs of wear and some fading to IFOR batch, but generally in good condition. Coll.
British Army - 49th Infantry ( Fusilier) Brigade ( Kenya & Korea ) 1950s Printed Formation Sign Scarce printed example with KK supposed to represent Kenya and Korea. Unissued condition with bright colouring. The Brigade was formed in Kenya during the Mau Mau emergency 1953-1956, incorporating the 1st Battalion, Royal Northumbrian Fusiliers, and the 1st Battalion, Royal Innskilling Fusiliers, joined by the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, from January 1955. Scarce. Comm FB
British Army Warrant Officer's Class 2 ( CSM ) Brass Arm Rank Badge, pre 1953 Nicely toned brass arm badge with two original lugs to the reverse - twisted from service wear but still functional. Good condition. Circa 6cm wide and 4.2cm tall. Comm FB
Bronze Masonic Medal 1894 Boston Massachusetts 125th Anniversary of St Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter A thick bronze medal (circa 4mm) and 3.7cm in diameter, On one side two winged semi human beasts rest their wings over the arc of the covenant with the date August 12 1769 below. On the reverse is a cross of St Andrew and the dates 1769- 1894. In very good condition with no damage. American interest.
Canadian Engineer 9 flame Officer's Bronze OSD Grenade Collar / Side Cap Badge Bronze die cast with two original lugs to the reverse. Very good condition. Circa 4.8cm tall. Coll.
Duke of Cornwall 's Light Infantry DCLI Valise Star Badge Large, stiff and heavy die struck in brassl, broad slider to rear (as issued) for wear on the valise or 'large pack', stamped with regimental number '269' - the design was based on the old helmet plate. Circa 10.2cm tall and 9.5cm wide. Some service wear, but a lovely item. Worn by 2nd Battalion DCLI when on service as the Army of Occupation (Rhineland, Germany) 1922 to 1924 and also when stationed in Guernsey from 1924 to 1927. Lvall & Thomas (Military Insignia of Cornwall) no 117 refers. Comm FB
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ( DCLI ) Matched Pair of Officer's Victorian Gilt, Enamel and Felt Backed Collar Badges A scarce pre 1899 pair, with the smaller pattern coronet. A minor mark to the enamel finish on one collar badge, otherwise enamel in good condition on both. Original backing plates and lugs. Scarce. A3.5 Churchill No 903 refers.
Durham Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Embroidered Red on Black Cloth Shoulder Title Red embroidered on black, circa 5.6cm wide and 2.8cm tall. In good condition. Comm FB
Early Brass and Enamel Women's Institute Pin Lapel Badge Brooch An attractive Women's Institute ( the WI ) pin badge in enamel and brass. The enamel is in good condition. Fully functional and original pin fitting and c clasp to reverse. Maker marked Fattorini & Sons Ltd, Bradford Works, Birmingham. In good condition. Coll.
Edwardian WW1 5th City of London Battalion ( The London Rifle Brigade ) White Metal Cap Badge - non voided centre Die-struck white metal. This is the variant with the non-voided centre. Two original lugs to the reverse ( pinched ). Slight twisting of badge from wear. Worn circa 1908 - 1911. K&K No 1820 refers. A171.4
Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Diamond Efficiency Badge as worn by Volunteer Rifle Corps / Volunteer Battalions pre 1909 Introduced in 1879 and withdrawn from wear in 1909 (I can confirm this for definite as I have a sealed pattern of this item in my own collection and it has been annotated as such). Worn on the lower right sleeve just above the Austrian knot. It was awarded to volunteers "returned as efficient in rifle drill and practice in the last annual return of their Corps". The white diamond on scarlet was worn by volunteer infantry (but not rifle battalions which wore black on scarlet). Sanctioned obsolete in 1909. Item 32A in "British Army Proficiency Badges" refers. Removed from uniform so shows some signs of wear but in generally good condition. Edwards & Langley, No 32A refers. Comm FB
Essex ACF Army Cadet Force Pair of Yellow on Purple Embroidered Shoulder Title In very good condition with some blue tack traces to reverse. Comm GrH
Hitler Youth / BDM Cloth Diamond Badge German Hitler Youth diamond cloth badge in good used condition as worn on the sports vests for the HY and as a sleeve diamond for the BDM (Band of German Maidens : Bund Deutscher Mädel, abbreviated BDM). Bevo type weave. The cloth badge shows age related wear and is complete with no damage. The badge is marked on the reverse Ges Gesch (‘patent pending’) and has been removed from a vest. Circa 9.5cm tall and 5.5cm wide. Will post to a UK address only. Comm FB
Imperial Yeomanry Cadets Collar Badge ( as worn by the City of London Rough Riders) A semi die struck / cast collar badge with crossed lances and shield of City of London below a king's crown, pre 1908. No damage to lances or pennants. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall. scarce. A50.1 (2)
Infantry Demonstration Battalion School of Infantry Printed Unit Designation Formation Cloth Sign A printed formation sign to the Infantry Demonstration Battalion School of Infantry. Removed from uniform, slightly faded from wear otherwise in good condition. Comm GrH
Inns of Court O.T.C. ( 27th London Regiment ) Blackened Brass Metal Cap Badge - Blades Blackened brass metal cap badge for Inns of Court Officer Training Corps (Territorial) Regiment (as worn 1908-1932). Two original blades to the reverse. In very good condition with minor wear to black finish on the highpoints. A167.1
Intelligence Corps Bullion Officer 's Beret Badge, QEII A private purchase bullion cap cloth badge on maroon coloured background. In excellent unissued condition. Coll.
IRISH GUARDS - Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title An early woven cloth shoulder title. White embroidered on green. Some blue tack traces to reverse. In very good condition. Comm GrH
Jackdaw Primary Source Document Series No 37 - Assassination at Sarajevo 28 June 1914 Forget the internet, jazz up your village hall display or school project with the amazing primary source material in this "secret" dossier which was aimed at secondary school children in the 1970s. One careful owner (me in fact!) and all contents present and in good order, some wear to folder but content clean . One small document (3b) as had two file holes punched in it which have been reinforced (I used in in a project file), content in good clean condition apart from my own name appearing on the folder and one document. Some of the documents fold out to quite a large size. Lots of facsimiles of official correspondence and some photos. You can keep the internet - this is how to bring history alive! Coll.
Kenya Defence Force Brass Cap Badge - Firmin A good quality brass cap badge, with sharp detail. In the form of an heraldic lion, with original slider fitting to the reverse, stamped Firmin London. Worn circa 1923 - 1963. Renfrew et al Vol 1, No 520 refers. Coll.
Kings Royal Rifle Corps ( KRRC ) Church Lads Brigade ( CLB ) Cadets Cap Badge A blackened brass cap badge to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps Church Lads Brigade Cadets. With original slider to the reverse and the motto "Fight the Good Fight" on a tablet below a King's crown instead of "Celer et audax". Circa 4.7cm tall. Good condition with some signs of service wear. The Church Lads Brigade (the Christian youth organisation) cadets performed important duties on the Home Front such as firewatching, guarding reservoirs etc. Over 250,000 former CLB members served in HM Forces during the war. The CLB cadets became formally affiliated to the KRRC under Army Order 128 in 1917. At that point the CLB dropped their former oval shaped cap badge and uniform and began to wear this variant of the KRRC cap badge and khaki field service dress. This badge was only worn by the CLB Cadets in the UK. Not to be confused with the 16th London's (Church Lads Brigade) Service Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who never wore this badge, but used the standard KRRC cap badge. A149.6
Leicestershire Regiment early pattern bronze / brass collar badge, left facing Early bronze / dark brass collar badge, also worn on the field service cap ( 1895-1902 ), 2 lugs, east-west. It looks like one of the lugs is a later replacement, otherwise in very good condition.
Magnificent Pair of Gilt and Silver Plate Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers ( REME ) Officer's Collar Badges, matched faxing pair, pre 1952 A scarce pair of collar badges, maker marked JR Gaunt London and with "P" for silver plated. Two original lugs to each. Some minor spotting to gilt but near mint condition.
Malacca Volunteer Rifles, Malay Malaysia Straits Settlements,1927 Hallmarked Silver Gilt Regimental Prize Spoon An exceptionally good example of a Malacca Volunteer Rifles silver gilt prize spoon, the handle depicting the Famosa Portuguese fort in Malacca, Malaysia. It has a tri-part title scroll below and further motto scroll "Firm Though Few", the supporting shank with floral decoration, the reverse impressed with Sheffield silver hallmarks for 1927 and maker's details "GLtd." (Gladwin Ltd, Rockingham Street, Sheffield). 12.3cm in length. Of Straits Settlements and Malay States interest, now Singapore and Malaysia. Malacca was a Malay enclave. . Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 794 depicts the collar badge for this unit which is identical to but a bit larger than the design at the top of the spoon. A57
Malay Command Printed Cloth Formation - as worn by Commonwealth Troops Left facing, a yellow Malayan kris picked out in black on a maroon rectangle. In good unissued condition. A183
Malay Regiment Fire Gilt Officer's Cap Badge, adopted 1933 A stunning example, die cast on two original loops. Circa 40mm tall by 27mm wide. Slight twist to one loop otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce. This was a two battalion force which fought well in the doomed defence of Singapore. After Japan's defeat it was revived and by the time of Independence in 1957 was seven battalions strong. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 821 refers.
Matched Pair of Embroidered Shoulder Titles - Army Catering Corps ( ACC ) Pigeon grey lettering on yellow, hessian backed, a good quality pair of embroidered shoulder titles. No mothing. Circa 13cm wide and 2.2cm tall. Davis No 383 refers. Comm GrH
Matched Pair of Royal Army Chaplains Department EII silver plated collar badges - Canadian made ( Scully ) A fine heavy pair of die-cast silver plated matching collar badges, two original srew posts and fastenings to each. Maker marked "Scully Ltd, Montreal " to the reverse. In very good condition with some tarnishing to the silver. Scarce.
Matching set of Intelligence Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles A good pair of black on green cloth shoulder titles, with no damage, possibly unissued. Circa 13.5cm wide. Very good condition. Comm GrH
Northamptonshire Yeomanry woven embroidererd cloth shoulder title A pale grey/ blue on black shoulder title. Not often encountered. Circa 16cm wide. A Sherman Tank gunner of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry gained recognition for killing the renowned German tank commander, Michael Wittmann, the 4th top scoring tank ace in history, near St. Aignan de Cramesnil, France in 1944. They landed at Gold Beach on 12th June. Comm GrH
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badge, Left Facing. In very good condition with minimal wear and a false bullion tall pattern collar badge, St George facing to the left two part construction with two original lugs. Circa 57 mm tall. Worn 1896 - 1919. Col. D. Wood No. 232 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Officer's OSD Bronze Upright Collar Badge, Right Facing. In very good condition with minimal wear and a false bullion tall pattern collar badge, St George facing to the right, two part construction with two original lugs. Circa 59 mm tall. Worn 1896 - 1919. Col. D. Wood No. 232 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officers Brass Metal Shoulder Title Single die cast example of the pattern as worn by officer's of the regiment only, 1894-1913. Two original lugs to the reverse. Gilt now no longer present, some wear and the 'F' has been slightly bent. Circa 3.1cm tall and 3.8cm wide. The gap between the lugs is 2.5cm measured to the centre of each lug. Worn on service dress and khaki drill. Col. D. Wood, 1st Ed item No 280 refers. Comm FB
Northumberland Fusiliers Volunteer Battalion - pair of other ranks white metal collars, some damage to lugs, reflected in price A non matching facing pair of collars badges to either 2nd or 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Worn on full dress tunic and patrol jacket, 1897-1908. One with lug missing, the other with one replacement lug, crudely soldered. Display well, but damage reflected in price. (Col. D. Wood, item 258 refers). Coll.
Osprey Publication - The Canadian Army At War - No 164 In near new bright condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 48 pages charting the part that Canadian Army played from 1885 to 1964. A49.1
Queen 's Own Yorkshire Yeomanry QE11 White Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt London A really good die struck white metal cap badge with original slider stamped with maker's details (in large letters and no full stop) J R Gaunt London. No damage to lance tips or pennons. In very good condition with sharp detail. Post 1953, B12.3 Sold to PG
QVC Crown for wear above a HPC, post 1881 Brass crown for use as part of glengarry with helmet plate centre. two original wire loops to reverse. Some service wear but good condition. K&K Vol 1 No 288 refers. Coll
rare Victorian 21st Lancers ( Hussars ) Officer's Issue unmarked Silver Shoulder Title A rare and sought after officer's unmarked silver shoulder title with 2 silver loops to reverse. This was worn pre 1897. Circa 21mm tall and 41mm wide. Dark toned to reverse, Westlake no 184 refers.
Rare WW1 New Zealand Veterinary Corps ( NZVC ) OSD Officer 's Bronze Cap Badge - Blades - Rare Laurel Leaf pattern - maker's tablet Firmin Circa 4.3cm tall, with two original blades to the reverse. In very good condition but with a maker's tablet to the reverse of the crown, which has verdigris on it which makes it hard to read but it is "Firmin London". This is the rare laurel eave pattern. According to Corbett "very few of the oak (sic) leave badges exist" (pp262-263). He actually meant laurel leaf, thanks to Phillip for pointing this out. Although I have now been privileged to have handled two such badges, the other without the maker's tablet (see item 56713). Formed in 1907. This is an early badge. Later patterns had a fern leaf pattern. B6.4
RASC Fleet - Royal Army Service Corrps War Department Fleet Embroidered Felt Unit Designation Formation Sign In good condition. Has some age to it. Comm FB
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Boy Entrant / Apprentice Gilding Metal Wheel Arm Badge Die cast four bladed propeller in a gilding metal brass circle, no fixings as these were sewn on. In very good condition. Circa 3.5cm in diameter. Boys serving with the early RAF were. by AMO / 500 of 17th April 1919, given a distinguishing badge in gilding metal as depicted here, but earlier versions were 3.2cm in diameter. Known as the wheel badge it was worn on the left arm only of jacket and greatcoat immediately below the bird device. Worn until 1953. A90
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) King's Crown Bullion Officer 's Cap Badge In very good condition. A197.2
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) King's Crown Bullion Officers Cap Badge In poor condition with damage to the bullion wire which has lifted from the laurel leaves and crown, tarnish to eagle, could be tidied up a bit, but condition reflected in the price. Circa 6.5cm tall and 6.5cm wide. Coll
Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) GVI ( Scarce 2nd Pattern) Brass Cap Badge A scarce gilding metal second pattern king's crown RASC cap badge with the gap between the base of the crown and the garter. Sealed pattern 12th February 1949 and replaced by a Queen's crown version sealed pattern on 5th February 1953. So only worn for a limited period of time. Two original lugs to the reverse, curved to shape of cap. K&K Vol 2 No 2117 refers. A162.1
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Surveyor Proficiency Arm Badge, Khaki Embroidered. Removed from uniform, reasonable worn condition with two holes in khaki backing and some raggedness to top of felt. These were specialists who were responsible for working out the fire-power required from several artillery units. Scarce.
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Master Gunner and all senior Sergeants NCOs Arm / Sleeve Brass Arm Badges, matched pair Matched facing pair as worn above the rank chevrons on each arm. In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Circa 4.8cm wide and 2.2cm tall. Edward & Langley No 14A refers. B11.9
Royal Marine Artillery ( RMA ) Other Ranks large brass helmet plate, circa 1878-1905 A good die-stamped brass large flaming grenade the ball bearing laurel wreath surmounted by a scroll inscribed “ Gibraltar ”; within the wreath a strap inscribed “ Per mare per terram ”; globe in relief to centre. Fouled anchor to base of wreath. Two loops, but please note bottom loop has been professionally replaced. Strengthening strip to neck of grenade as is typical of this badge. Worn until 1905 when the white helmet was adopted. Very large at circa 12cm tall and 6.3cm wide. K&K Vol 1 No 1106 refers.
Royal Scots White Metal / Silver Plated Shoulder Title White metal / Silver Plated (with two original lugs to the reverse, but these have been nipped together). Looks like officer quality. Circa 1.2cm tall and 2.cm wide. Westlake No 722 refers. Comm FB
Scarce East African Military Labour Service Cap Badge, 1939 - 1945 Heavy cast badge in darkened brass with two integral flat lugs. Circa 4cm in diameter. Crossed spade and pick-axe upon a circlet bearing the initials "EAMLS "and motto "Labor Omnia Vincit". The East African Military Labour Service were engaged in local construction work within East Africa for the military and their contractors. All were under military discipline and were likened to Askaries. Pay was high enough to ensure a steady flow of native recruits and they received a uniform, rations and board. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 501 refers. Coll.
Scarce Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title, Other ranks 1946 - 1950 Original curved embroidered title yellow cloth on rifle green felt backing. Yellow is a wee bit grubby now and there is some damage to top right of title. Scarce. See the following URL for details: http://www.lightbobs.com/shoulder-titles-1885-1965.html Comm FB
Scarce Post War 1948 Original Large National Savings Poster Thin paper typical of austerity of post war, with some minor tears. Some creases which will press out if framed. For comparison I have included a normal size postcard, to give you an idea of its size(this is not included). It depicts uniforms of the army, with the strap line "They are serve who save" - you did not have to be in uniform to serve your country. Very colourful and attractive. Will post in a large thick cardboard tube, but regret can only post to UK.
Scarce The Boys Life Brigade first pattern lapel badge, circa 1927 - 1930 only The Lifeboys or "Junior League of The Boys' Life Brigade" was formed in 1920. 1927 saw the introduction of the first buttonhole badge for Life Boy Leaders and Boys. This badge only survived about three years until it was replaced by a new Life Boy buttonhole badge was introduced in 1930. Very scarce. Circa 24mm in diameter. Very discoloured and some cracks and crazing to front finish, rusting to reverse - commensurate with age. Comm FB
Scarce Victorian Devonshire Regiment Brass Collar Badge, circa 1899 - 1902 Sealed pattern 26th September 1899, until change of crown with the sealed pattern of 28th May 1902. Short-lived pattern. In good condition with sharp detail and with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall. Scarce. Churchill No 337 refers. A171.2
Scarce WW1 Tyneside Irish ( Northumberland Fusiliers ) Gilding Metal Shoulder Title A gilding metal shoulder title central device (it would have had a single NF (for Northumberland Fusiliers ) and battalion number above in brass (24, 25, 26, 27 or 30). The two original lugs (which would have been e-w) have been removed and professionally replaced with a pin and c clasp fitting no doubt for wear as a sweetheart brooch but is otherwise in very good condition and original. Please note this is NOT one of the very first issue Reid & Co maker marked badges.
Sharpe and the Chosen Men - 95th Rifles Green Jackets , Colour photos taken on the TV Set 3 large colour photographs printed on high quality grained matt finished photographic paper. Each one is circa 20cm by 15cm (8" by 6"). Some minor wear including edge wear, but images sharp and better than my photographs. Would make a great addition to the wall of your den! Supplied unframed, but well packed. Coll.
Signallers Embroidered on Khaki British Army Proficiency Arm Badge In good bright condition with no damage or moth. Traces of glue to reverse. A183
Small Pattern British Army Cavalry Scout Proficiency Badge with bottom bar Smaller pattern was usually worn on service dress and worn 1905 to 1921. Engraved brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm tall. Bottom bar indicates either Corporal of Horse or above for the Household Cavalry, or Sergeant Scout / Regimental Scouts for the Cavalry of the Line.Very good condition and scarce. Edwards & Langley No 12A refers. Code: 52846 A158.1
Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles Large and original pair of embroidered yellow thread on rifle green felt. Worn only 1959 - 1968. Scarce. Coll.
Somerset Light Infantry ( Prince Albert 's ) matched pair of brass shoulder titles Great condition, in brass and both with three original loops to of the reverse each. Worn circa 1920 to 1954. Westlake Nos 873 / 874 refer B11.7
South African Boer War Veterans Enamel and Gilt Lapel Badge Worn by veterans of the 1899 - 1902, 2nd Boer War with original horse shoe fitting for wearing in the lapel. Enamel undamaged and gilt bright (some rubbing to highpoints on waggon). Maker marked Fenwick, Birm ( Birmingham ) to rear. Circa 23mm in diameter. A70.2
South African Durban Light Infantry ( DLI ) Brass Shoulder Title Circa 1921 - 1935, with two original loops to reverse. Not to be confused with the Durham Light Infantry. Circa 1.1cm tall and 3.7cm wide. Good condition, with only minor twisting to one lug. Comm FB
Sussex and Surrey District ( South - Eastern Command ) Painted Formation Sign A gloss painted Wolf's Head in a pale green oval with a yellow rim. Removed from uniform. This District was associated with the Canadian Wolf-Force, part of the 1st Canadian Corps based in the South Eastern Counties of England. HQ at Haywards Heath. Comm FB
T / BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Brass Shoulder Title A brass shoulder title T / BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.With 2 loops to the reverse. In good condition. Westlake No. 1186 refers. Comm FB
The City of London Imperial Yeomanry ( Rough Riders ) Officer 's Medium Pattern Brass Button Circa 18mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked JR Gaunt & Son Ld, London. In good condition. A135.13
The Green Howards ( Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment ) Matched Pair of Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles Removed from uniform, but otherwise in good condition and a nice pair. A185.7
The Norfolk Yeomanry KORR WW1 Officer 's Cap / Collar OSD badge A good scarce die cast bronze Crowned King George V cypher example. Two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.8cm tall and 3cm wide. A164.1 Sold to Phil
The Sussex Yeomanry ( Dragoons ) Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown Very slight wear to high points, orangy brass. Original slider to the reverse. Circa 4.7cm tall. This pattern from 1908 onwards. K&K Vol 1 no 1479 refers. A53.9
The Yorkshire Regiment ( 19th Foot ) Green Howards post 1881 OR’s pagri tropical sun helmet badge A good example, although quite polished to crown, otherwise in good condition with original and stout pagri pin and C clasp. Circa 4.1cm tall and 3.5cm wide. Scarce. Coll.
Victorian / Edwardian Kings Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Other Ranks Bi Metal Cap Badge - three loops An early Victorian / Edwardian large pattern cap badge with three original loops to the reverse. The letters "KSLI" to the centre of a strung bugle horn. The left hand loop noticeably longer than the other two, This appears to be the case on all early KSLI cap badges. In good condition and scarce. A78.1
Victorian / Edwardian Pattern Duke of Wellington 's ( West Riding ) Regiment Bi-metal cap badge Die struck two part construction with two original lugs (e - w ) to the reverse. Looks to be in unissued condition. A good stiff badge with excellet sharp detail. Issued for wear circa 1898 - 1910. A183
Victorian Large Pattern Gilt / Brass Hunt Button - South Herefordshire Hunt Circa 22mm in diameter, with shank to the reverse. Maker marked Pitt & Co, 50 St Martin 's Lane ( in London ). This was the address from which Pitt & Co operated between 1875 and 1895. A fox head with three entwined letters below - SHH. Gilt worn but button in generally good condition. Comm StF
Victorian Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry ( LYC ) ( Prince Alberts Own )Victorian Officers Silver Plated Large Pattern Button - scarce maker, circa 1840s Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank and backmarked Hamburger & Co, London. Some minor wear to plate, and tarnishing, light scratch to right. Early button, scarce maker, circa 1840s. See also item 52333. A75.2
Volunteer / Light Infantry Militia Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge Right facing bugle, die struck, white metal with two original brass lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.8cm wide and 2.6cm tall. In very good condition with sharp detail. Worn by a number of militia and volunteer units, but early and scarce. Also claimed by Renfrew et al, Vol 1 as worn by Trinidad Volunteer Light Infantry, No 249 refers.
Volunteer Rifle Corps Glengarry Bronze Brass Bugle Horn Good patina, bronze brass generic pattern volunteer rifle corps ( VRC ) glengarry bugle cap badge. Two lugs to the reverse, fixed in place with old silver solder. They look original but may have been refixed/ strengthened at one time. Circa 4.2cm tall and 4.6cm wide. Comm FB
Wessex Brigade Brass Anodised Cap Badge, 1958 - 1969 Infantry Brigade, Gaunt London In excellent condition with no missing fiddly bits, with slider stamped JR Gaunt, London and then again on the back of the badge. The Wessex Brigade comprised Devonshire & Dorset Regiment, Gloucestershire Regiment, Royal Hampshire Regiment, Royal Berkshire Regiment and Wiltshire Regiment B11.4
Wiltshire Yeomanry Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) Bi-Metal Cap Badge Wiltshire Yeomanry Hussars Bi-Metal Cap Badge, with sweat / braising hole behind crown and original long slider to the reverse. Die struck with good sharp detail. A lovely example. The most senior regiment of yeomanry, raised in 1794 and granted the title Royal for service in the civil riots of 1830. The Prince of Wales' plumes and motto in w/m with brass commemorated their escort to the Prince of Wales in 1863 when he visited the county. K&K Vol 1 No 1407 refers. A79
WW 2 Home Front - 1936 Hallmarked Silver Air Raid Precautions ( ARP ), Male Warden's Badge - Letter A - Maker marked Robert Jay Early pattern, Air Raid Precautions Male Warden's Hallmarked Silver ARP Badge. A good early badge, dark toned condition with original horsehoe fitting, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1936 ( letter A ) and with maker's details "R.J" (Robert Jay). A180.6
WW1 Allied Victory Medal ( VM ) 24148 Cpl Walton Murphy, Northumberland Fusiliers, entitled to SWB but Commissioned post war! Correctly impressed, origina length of ribbon, but medal in overall very poor condition. An unusual story lies behind this humble medal. Walton Murphy is confirmed on the Silver War Badge ( SWB ) roll as being entitled to a SWB under para 392 (xvi) ('no longer physically fit for war service') and his date of discharge is given as 3rd February 1919. The number of his badge was B207589. However, on his MIC this date is also the given date of his Commission into the Northumberland Fusiliers. In the extract from the Infantry records at York, his discharge is under a different section of para 392 - xix(a). In any event being entitled to a SWB, for whatever reason, does not appear to have stopped him being able to continue his military career as an officer. The St George's Gazette for 28th February 1919 (copy of page will be supplied) confirms that Cadet W.Murphy was to be temporary 2nd Lieutenant in one of the Regular Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers. I have been unable to discover anything further about him at this time. Coll.
WW1 Allied Victory Medal - Scarce Rank - Warrant Schoolmaster Royal Navy, to J. Haddon Full size and genuine Allied Victory Medal named in impressed block capitals to " WT. SCHLMR. J. HADDON, R.N." A very scarce rank.
WW1 Allied Victory Medal, Simpson, Northumberland Fusiliers ( N.F. ) Correctly impressed "240959 Pte. S. Simpson, North'd Fus. " Medal in worn condition with some stains. Replacement ribbon. Comm FB
WW1 Corps of Military Police GV Brass Other Ranks Cap Badge Brass with King George V cypher, bent to shape of cap, this is in good condition with some service wear. Original slider which has had what appears to be a regimental number scratched into it, '3275'. A70.3
WW1 era Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) single two piece brass shoulder title Worn 1907 to 1920, universal pattern bugle in gilding metal above curved Durham brass shoulder title. Three original lugs to bugle, bugle facing to left, and two original loops to reverse of Durham title. Some slight service wear and bending to loops on title but otherwise in very good condition. Westlake 1347 refers. To make up a facing pair see also item 56139
WW1 First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ( FANY ) Large Bronze Tunic Button Bronze finish slight wear to highpoints otherwise in excellent condition. Backmarked Pitt & Co, London W.1. Fixed shank. Large at circa 27mm in diameter. A108a
WW1 issue The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment ( Royal Canadians ) Bi Metal Cap Badge - Slider with sweat holes Made from bi-metal and in good condition with original slider to the reverse and five sweat / brazing holes to the reverse. This is the variety with straight scrolls and a broader coronet. Circa 4.2cm tall. In very good condition with sharp detail. K&K Vol 1 No 699 refers. A192.13
WW1 Match Box Cover - commemorating Victoria Cross Winner, Lieut William Leefe Robinson V.C., of the Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) & Worcestershire Regiment An attractive metal and laminated greeny blue and white match box cover with a panel on either side for the display and a decorated spine. Slightly mishapen with use, some rust working its way through to discolour the laminate finish which has a few small dings and scratches, about 7 out of 10 in condition terms. Circa 6cm by 2.1cm and takes a normal sized matchbox. Robinson destroyed Zeppelin L21 on 3rd September 1916, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
WW1 Propaganda Comic Card - The German Navy Taking Root! Great fun, German battleship decked out like your local garden centre. Some minor corner wear, postally unused, some foxing to reverse, but an amusing cartoon. Love the spider, its webs, bird nests and the name of the ship " Stikphastz " ! Postally unused. In very good condition. A179.4
WW1 Silver Wound Badge ( SWB ) Number 384201 to Captain Frank Waller, The 12th London Regiment Dark toned and with original pin and clasp. Good condition. Stamped 384201. Scarce to an officer, good rank, worthy of further research. Came in small red card box and with some research. A quick check of the London Gazette for 25th September 1914 shows him being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 12th ( County of London ) Battalion, The London Regiment ( The Rangers ) on 27th August 1914. Coll.
WW1 Silver Wound Badge ( SWB ) Stamped B278071 to Pte Frederick Thomas Giles, Army Pay Corps Dark toned with original clasp but with a rusty pin, otherwise in good condition. Stamped B278071. With copy of SWB roll which confirms the award to 20399 Pte Frederick Thomas Giles, Army Pay Corps. Other information provided shows he enlisted on 27th December 1917 and was discharged with sickness on 12 October 1918, but did not serve overseas. Coll
WW1 Suffolk Volunteer Training Corps ( VTC ) Bronze Cap Badge 1915 - Gaunt Tablet Die cast cap badge with two original lugs to reverse (e-w). Maker's tablet to reverse of crown, JR Gaunt, London. Good condition with sharp detail. Circa 3.9cm tall. Scarce. Comm FB
WW1 Universal Pattern Pioneer Battalion Officer's OSD Collar Badge, various units (see my item 55077 for list of who wore them) A WW1 pioneer battalion officer's die cast collar badge, with 2 original lugs to the reverse. Applied bronze finish consistent with OSD pattern, mainly worn at front, but dark bronze applied finish is still evident to reverse. Good condition other than for one lug is bent but still functional. Coll.
WW1 Volunteer War Workers Officially Numbered Badge by J.R.Gaunt, London A First World War period Crowned “VW” Volunteer Workers brass badge, the reverse with embossed maker’s details J.R.Gaunt London and impressed with official issue number “106859”. Good condition with original and functional pin fittings. Circa 3.1cm tall. A51.2
WW1 West Yorkshire Regiment ( The Prince of Wales ' Own ) Brass Shoulder Title W YORK, in brass with two original loops to the reverse. Worn until 1924 only. Some bending to the loops otherwise in good condition. Westlake No 881 refers. A193
WW1 Wounded Stripe - No 4 Patented Gilt bright with two original lugs and backing plate. This is exactly 2 inches in length and was authorised for wear by Army Order 249 of August 1916 and this was only issued in this size up to 1922 (discontinued for wear on uniform by Army Order 434 of 1922). Wound stripes issued in WW2 were only 1.5 inches in length. A180.1
WW2 General Service Infantry Training Battalion Personnel Cap Badge, 1944-45 only Brass cap badge with original slider to reverse. Personnel who wore this badge were responsible for training officer cadets before going on to OCTU. Royal crest above union spray with scroll ' Deus Vult '. K&K Vol 2 No 2164 refers (page 96-97). Comm FB
WW2 Home Front - Women's Voluntary Service W.V.S Civil Defence Home Front Badge by H.B.Sale B'Ham A good Second World War period W.V.S Civil Defence chromium plated badg' with red enamel, the reverse with scarce maker's details L. Simpson & Co, London. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, with no damage to the enamel. Circa 2.9cm in diameter. Coll.
WW2 Home Front - British Red Cross Society & Order of St John Penny A Week Fund Badge - enamel A small gilt and enamel fund raising badge for the joint war organisation during the Second World War. Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. No orb to crown, but looks like it has been made like this. Circa 2cm tall. Coll.
WW2 Home Front - County of Derbyshire Air Raid Welfare Enamel and Brass Pin Badge An original Second World War circular gilt badge with red and white enamel and title Derbyshire Air Raid Welfare around the Arms of Derbyshire. Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. Diameter 26mm. Coll
WW2 Home Front - Scarce Home Guard Slip-on Embroidered Shoulder Titles Scarce not quite a pair but close. Good condition with no moth, damage or repairs. Some paper stuck to the reverse of one of the retaining slips. One is darker than the other in colour of lettering. Worn from 1941 onwards. Coll
WW2 Home Front De Havilland Aircraft Company Wartime Workers Badge with advert from The Aeroplane magazine 1945 Enamel and brass war worker's badge in the shape of a mosquito aeroplane which they manufactued, with two original lugs to the reverse with its split pin. 3cm tall and 4.3cm wide. Comes with original De Havilland advert from " The Aeroplane " magazine dated October 19th, 1945. The latter folded and a bit stained, but supports the badge nicely which is very good condition and attractive. Coll.
WW2 Home Front Hallmarked Silver Officer 's Royal ( Regular ) Army Reserve Mufti Buttonhole Badge King's Crown pattern, with silver hallmarks finishing in letter "0" ( 1938). Maker marked. Dark toned, very good condition. Circa 2.7cm tall. Coll.
WW2 Home Front Home Guard Printed Arm Badge Panel only, this has not been sewn onto an armlet. Circa 15cm by 8.5cm. In very good condition and original. Comm FB
WW2 Home Front Metropolitan Police War Reserve, Special Constable London Lapel Badge A Second World War period Metropolitan Police lapel badge, crowned circular chrome and enamel example, the centre bears "MP" on blue enamel, with a title scroll below with "War Reserve". Maker marked on the reverse "J.R.Gaunt London". In good condition, but with some wear to plate on the original buttonhole fitting, otherwise with no damage to front or enamel. Circa 3.2cm tall. Coll.
WW2 Home Front National Fire Service ( NFS ) Enamel and Chrome White Metal Cap Badge Enamel in good undamaged condition, with minor surface wear to the chrome finish. Two original lugs to the reverse and the letter 'M' stamped on the reverse of the King's crown ( perhaps for the maker Miller ? ). Circa 4.7cm tall and 4.1cm wide. Coll.
WW2 Home Front Original Rations Guidance Leaflet for Domestic Poultry Farmers Circa 1942. this four paged leaflet was published by the Ministry of Agriculture dealing with the rations for domestic poultry keepers, and details the new scheme. In pencil on the front page in the top right somebody has added the date 13/7/42. Good clean condition, has been folded across the middle. Circa A4 in size and in the typical thin slightly yellowed wartime economy paper. In excellent undamaged condition, original, scarce and fascinating. Coll.
WW2 Home Front Territorial Army Silver Mufti Lapel Badge Sanctioned for wear in 1938, and made by Royal Mint, this badge consisted of the letters TA between two horizontal lines across the centre of a circle. Below the circle is a lion springing aggressively forward with legs outstretched, the whole being surmounted by a king's crown. Badges were of (unmarked) Sterling silver with a lapel fixing in base metal with a number being stamped into the fixing. In this case it is the number "225740". Good condition.
WW2 Home Front Volunteer Entertainment Services ( VES ) Northern Command Lapel Pin Enamel Badge A WW2 home front badge in white enamel and chrome, officially numbered 1451 on the reverse. With pin fitting and maker marked Fattorini Bradford. Some wear to the enamel in the form of some light srcatches and age, but not damaged, andotherwise in good undamaged condition. Circa 2.7cm across. Scarce.
WW2 Home Guard Shoulder Title with Anti - Aircraft Command Printed Formation insignia Home Guard painted white on khaki shoulder title with printed Anti-Aircraft Command 2nd Pattern Formation insignia, as would have been worn by Home Guard units engaged in this activity. Removed from uniform and considerable evidence of wear. Coll
WW2 Home Guard Shoulder Title with Anti - Aircraft Command Printed Formation insignia Printed Home Guard white on khaki shoulder title with Anti-Aircraft Command 2nd Pattern Formation insignia, as would have been worn by Home Guard units engaged in this activity. Removed from uniform and much evidence of wear. Coll
WW2 Indian Army - 505th Lines of Communication Area District Printed Formation Sign Great design, two black on red shield. Two arms and circle together formed 'VOV' or '505'. Removed from uniform and good condition. Scarce. 505 LOC District was formed in Chittagong under the command of Major-General A.H.J. Snelling before moving to Meiktila. It supported the Fourteenth Army ( which explains the "XIV"). Black on red shield. Two arms and circle together formed 'VOV' or '505'. Cole p117 refers. A7.12
WW2 LOYALS - The Loyal ( North Lancashire ) Regiment Matched Pair of Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles Woven cloth shoulder titles, white on red. Removed from uniform but otherwise in very good condition, bright colour and clean. A183
WW2 Pair of 77th ( Infantry ) Division Embroidered Formation Signs Matched pair still with paper backings and removed from uniform. In good condition. The signs depicts King Arthur's sword Excalibur, which was not surprisingly mainly composed of battalions from West Country regiments. Circa 6cm tall and 2.5cm wide. Comm FB
WW2 Pair of 77th ( Infantry ) Division Printed Formation Signs Matched pair of printed formation signs, removed from uniform. In good condition. The signs depicts King Arthur's sword Excalibur, which was not surprisingly mainly composed of battalions from West Country regiments. Circa 6cm tall and 3cm wide. Comm FB
WW2 Printed 45th ( West Country ) Infantry Division Pair of Formation Signs - Drake 's Drum WW2 a pair of printed examples of " Drake's Drum " worn by this Territorial Army Division, which served as a duplicate division for the 43rd ( Wessex ) Division as both were formed from the South-Western Counties. Removed from uniform, altough fold differently which makes them a different size but in good condition. Comm FB
WW2 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve RAFVR Officially Numbered Lapel Badge A scarce Second World War period unmarked silver 'Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve badge', made by the Royal Mint and with official Air Ministry issue number "21192”. Very good condition, retaining original brass buttonhole fitting. Circa 2.3cm tall. A166.2
WW2 Theatre Made 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Small Formation Sign The 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division was a first-line Territorial Army Division. It fought with distinction in Europe and North Africa, and were present at the Normandy landings. This is a small pattern, woven on black silk, but which looks to have been theatre made. Circa 4.7cm wide and 4cm tall. Comm FB
WW2 vintage Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Other Rank's Bi-metal Cap Badge A genuine bi-metal striking with original slider. Worn 1936- 1952 by other ranks. Has seen much service wear. Col. D. Wood, item 176 refers. Comm FB
WW2 War Raised Unit - 24th Lancers Other Rank 's White Metal Cap Badge A really good die struck cap badge with original slider to the reverse, stamped " Firmin London ". In good condition. The regiment was raised in December 1940 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers, and was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division. It was later reassigned to 8th Armoured Brigade. After intensive action in the Tilly-sur-Seulles, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel Wood and Rauray areas, the Regiment was disbanded towards the end of July 1944. K&K Vol 2 no 1914 refers (sealed 1st May 1941) B11.18
WW2 War Raised Unit - 22nd Dragoons Die Struck White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin London White metal die struck cap badge with original slider to reverse, stamped Firmin London. Sealed pattern 1941. Note the voided Roman numerals. Slighly bowed with service wear. Lovely condition. K&K Vol 2 No 1912 refers.
WW2 War Raised Unit - 23rd Hussars Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Firmin Made Pattern Not often encountered from this manufacturer, this is a quality two part bi-metal cap badge with original slider and six braising / sweat holes to the reverse. This style of manufacture has been attributed to Firmin (although it bears no maker's mark). The Gaunt made patterns tended to have two circular sweat / braising holes and the scroll was mounted on to the white metal H badge whereas here the H has been been mounted on the brass base plate with scroll. Scarce. The Regiment was raised in December 1940. All six wartime cavalry regiments were disbanded in June 1948. A184.5
WW2 War Raised Unit 24th Lancers Officer 's OSD Bronze Collar Badges A really good matched pair of bronze die cast collars with two original lugs to the reverse of each. No damage to the lance tips. Even colour and sharp detail to both. Each is circa 3.3cm tall. Scarce. The regiment was raised in December 1940 from a cadre of personnel taken from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers and the 17th/21st Lancers, and was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division. It was later reassigned to 8th Armoured Brigade. After intensive action in the Tilly-sur-Seulles, Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Tessel Wood and Rauray areas, the Regiment was disbanded towards the end of July 1944.
... As it was 1929 when the accident occurred... Original postcard An intriguing photograph of somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean, possibly Greece, with a large number of fresh graves. Any help in identifying the tragic event/location of the photo to which the inscription on the reverse refers would be most welcome.
1 / RA / DURHAM 1st Durham ( Sunderland ) Artillery Volunteers White Metal One Piece Shoulder Title, pre 1908 1st Durham Artillery Volunteers, HQ Sunderland, white metal one piece shoulder title with four original lugs to the reverse. Has been chemically cleaned by somebody (not me) therefore in very good condition. Rare to find. Pre 1908. Westlake No 657 refers. Comm FB
1 / Y / CADETS / CITY OF LONDON brass one piece shoulder title A scarce one piece shoulder title with three original loops to the reverse. In excellent condition. Believed affiliated to the City of London Rough Riders. A192.1
1 VB DLI 1st Volunteer Battalion White Metal Durham Light Infantry Glengarry Badge Two part glengarry badge with circlet and separate white metal Victorian Crown. Two out of three loops remain on the circlet, one of which is part detached but still functional. Worn circa 1887 - 1901.
105th Madras Light Infantry brass cast badge, pre 1881 ( later 2nd Battalion, KOYLI ) A small other ranks brass cast glengarry badge with two original lugs (e-w) to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm wide and 4cm tall. Certainly not one of the later and larger die struck copies. Of Kings Yorkshire Light Infantry interest. Coll.
106th ( Bombay Light Infantry ) Regiment Other Rank’s Glengarry Badge, worn c.1874-1881, later 2nd Battalion the Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Crowned curled bugle horn set on laurel wreath with 106 to voided centre above “Bombay Light Infantry”. Reverse with original brass loops, East and West. Correct colour, die stamped, brass loops and in the right place, an original and scarce badge. Became the 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry in 1881. K&K Vol 1 No 583 refers.
106th Bombay Light Infantry ( 2nd Bn DLI ) Officer's Medium Pattern Gilt Button A stunning gilt button, circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and backmarked Jennens & Co, London. Worn circa 1855 - 1881. Gilt in tip top condition. Ripley No 196 refers.
10th ( Prince of Wale's Own Royal Regiment ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge A stunning bi-metal cap badge with sharp detail and original slider (bent to shape). An all brass economy issue appeared in 1969. The regiment merged with the 11th Hussars in 1969. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 765 refers.
10th Anti - Aircraft Division Printed Cloth Formation Sign Badge - Humber & Hull Area Removed from uniform, with creases and light staining. A bit scruffy, but quite scarce. The formation was located in Yorkshire, its main area of defence being the Humber, for Hull in particular was a target for sustained night raids in 1940 - 41 but also in the latter years of the war. A177.9
10th Assaye Battery Royal Regiment of Artillery cloth formation flash / sign Black on olive green rectangle, white backing has pen written on the reverse identifying it, but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5.4cm tall and 4.3cm wide. Coll
10th Royal Hussars Officer's Silver Plated and Gilt Cap Badge Two part construction, heavy die cast cap badge with two original long loops to the reverse, stamped JR Gaunt London and marked P for silver plated. Gilt bright with sharp detail. A lovely thing. A53.6
11th ( North Devon ) Regiment Other Rank's Brass Collar Badge, pre 1881 Authorised in 1872, an imperial crown worn as a collar badge between 1874 and 1878. This has an original single lug, correctly placed in the centre of the reverse of the crown. Scarce. Churchill No 333 refers. A54.11
11th Hussars Bronzed Other Ranks Cap Badge Good condition with nice patina. The slider is attached but has a slight minor cap between it and the badge, but is still firmly attached (see third photo).
11th Hussars Other Rank's Brass Cap Badge Good condition die struck gilding metal badge with fine detail and no polishing. Strong original slider.
11th Sikh Regiment / 3rd Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Turban Badge Cast white metal with original long pin for wear on the front of the turban. Circa 4.5cm tall. In good condition. The circular design of the quoit or chakran is a traditional Sikh motive, and this pattern was worn post 1922 by the 3rd Battalion ( Rattrays ) - originally the Bengal Military Police Battalion, formed in 1856.
12th ( Prince of Wales 's Royal ) Lancers Bi-Metal Cap Badge Bi-metal cap badge in good condition with original slider. In excellent condition. The regiment was amalgamated with the 9th Lancers in 1960. K&K Vol 1, No 768 refers. Coll.
12th (East Suffolk) Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. An original die-stamped brass example, with signs of service wear (has been well polished in its time and the edges of the two towers are slightly folded over with wear). Star surmounted by Castle and Key; on the star a strap inscribed “Montis insignia calpe. East Suffolk” with “12” to voided centre. Reverse with brass (not copper) loops, north - south. Age patina and slightly polished. On the reverse a code has been painted on a white strip with the number "437" (K&K Vol 1 437).
12th Lancers Armoured Car crewman / 1st Class Tradesman's Armoured Car Bullion Arm Badge A Rolls Royce Armoured Car in good bullion on a black backing, circa 7cm wide and 4cm tall. In good condition and removed from uniform. Has some age to it. Worn by all ranks of the 12th Lancers up to WOII, and later by 9th/12th Lancers. See Edwards & Langley, pp.75-76.
12th Royal Lancers ( Prince of Wales 's ) Officers Gilt Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 5cm wide and 1.1cm tall. This is the longer officer's pattern as worn also by the RSM and Bandmaster. A shorter version was worn by other ranks. Pre 1960. Westlake No 125 refers. Comm FB Sold to Phil
137 (Java) Battery Royal Artillery Java Wooden Plaque Dates to before 1970s as sold by the NAAFI in Singapore. Wood plaque varnished and in condition. Some brass allow scrolls below and wear to gilt edge of green painted shield, and a small area of paint damage to top right of paintwork. Elephant head with crown above. It has seen better days, but this is a scarce unit and it is quite nostalgiic.
137 Java Battery 40th Regiment of Royal Artillery cloth formation flash / sign Black on olive green rectangle, white backing, has pen written on the reverse identifying it, but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5.4cm tall and 4.3cm wide. As worn in First Gulf War, 1990 - 1991.
13th (Queen’s Westminster) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers White Metal Pouch belt plate badge, pre 1908 A heavy and nicely detailed cast white metal pouch belt badge to the 13th Queens Westminster ( Middlesex ) Rifle Volunteer Battalion. With 2 screw posts and original fixing bolts to the reverse. St George and the Dragon with imperial crown above with "The Queen's" upon a scroll below all superimposed on a portcullis. 6cm tall. This pattern was previously worn by the 22nd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, until renumbered 13th in 1880.
13th / 18th Hussars Gold Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Scarce early JR Gaunt London pattern in very good condition.
13th Battalion of County of London Regiment ( Kensington ) Brass Cap Badge Die struck brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Sharp detail, in excellent condition. K&K Vol 1 No 1839 refers. A33.10
13th Hussars Z Scroll Field Service Cap / Collar Badge, pre 1922 Die struck brass cap badge for wear on the field service cap or collar with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm tall. Good condition with sharp detail.
14th ( King's ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge (1st Type) An attractive bi-metal badge depicting the Prussian eagle in white metal with original slider. Very hard to find a good example of this on a slider, and therefore the type that would have been worn in the first year of WW1. The badge which was withdrawn in 1915 and replaced by the second pattern detailed below on account of the use of German insignia in its design. This is a cracking example. K&K, Vol 1, No 772 refers. A32.1 On hold for Stephen
14th ( King's ) Hussars Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge ( 2nd Type ) Introduced in 1915, and known in the Regiment this large pattern badge was unpopular and known rather disparagingly as the 'Cartwheel' badge. Kwown in various sizes, voided and unvoided. This one is in good condition with its original slider. Circa 4.2cm tall. The Regiment were amalgamated in 1922 with the 20th Hussars. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 772 refers.
14th ( Service Battalion ) The Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1st Birmingham Pals ) One Piece Brass Shoulder Title 1 / BIRMmBATT / RWARWICKSHIRE Brass one piece shoulder title with three original lugs to the reverse with backing plate. Some wear to lugs and rippling to the brass shoulder title through use, but a really scarce and genuine Pals Battalion collectable. Raised 1914, disbanded 1919. Westlake No 788 refers.
14th / 20th Hussars brass collar badge Small pattern king's crown collar badge with two original long lugs to the reverse. The Royal Crest to the centre of a Garter Strap above a scroll bearing the title. 2.7cm tall. Length of lugs suggests it may also have been worn on the cap. Evidence of service wear, and some verdigris to the reverse.
14th / 20th Hussars Officer 's OSD Cap Badge Die cast officer 's OSD cap badge two original and long loops to the reverse. Sealed pattern 1932. In good condition but looks less bronze and more brassy to front. K&K Vol 2 No 1907 refers. A192.12 Sold to Phil
14th / 20th Hussars Officer's Bullion Side Cap Badge In very good condition, 6cm tall and 4.6cm wide, with glue mark to reverse from being removed from side cap. Officer's private purchase item. K& K Vol 2, No 1907.
14th / 20th Hussars Other Rank's Cap Badge - Firmin Original slider to reverse, maker stamped Firmin, London. no damage or missing parts and good sharp detail. A lovely badge.
14th / 20th King 's Hussars Officer's Gilt Shoulder Title Roman numeral version as worn by officers of this regular cavalry regiment from 1836 onward. Two original lugs to reverse. Circa 44mm wide and 10mm tall without the slash being taken into account. Minor spotting to gilt otherwise in very good condition. Westlake No 146 refers.
14th 14 / 20th Hussars Old Comrades Association White Metal Lapel Badge In very good condition with horseshoe lapel fitting. Crica 2.3cm tall. A85.3
14th Battalion ( Young Citizens ) Royal Irish Rifles White Metal Cap Badge A good scarce die-stamped white metal example with sharp detail on original slider. Raised in Belfast in September 1914 from the Belfast Volunteers. Landed in France at Boulogne in October 1915.
14th CENTURY STYLE REREBRACE LAME WITH LATTEN BORDERING Most likely a 19th Century reproduction this item of armour is a lame which would have fitted onto a 14th century arm harness. It is bordered with brass and has a domed edge seen on some lames to help its fit into the couter for greater quality in the articulation of the joint. Given its brass bordering though it is likely that it would have been attached to another lame which provided the main articulation. Dating it to circa 1340 in style where arm harness's had a very short rerebrace with a maille sleeve from the haubergeon to cover it and a spadler worn on top of the maille. Its surface is only partly sanded which gives it the pits and dark spots which make it look older than it is. It is 7.5 cm tall and 11 cm wide. Provenance: John Woodman Higgins Armoury sale, with their stock number painted on reverse side.
14th County of London - London Scottish White Metal Cap Badge Die struck with sharp detail. Original heavy carbon steel triangular pin fitting. Excellent condition. K&K Vol. 1 No 1840 refers.
14th Kings Hussars White Metal Collar Badges, Facing Pair, pre 1915 A scarce facing pair of white metal collar badges (not matching), with two original lugs to the reverse. A88.1 Sold to Phil
14th Middlesex ( Inns of Court ) Volunteer Rifle Corps ( VRC ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge, circa 1905 - 1908 Die struck with two original long lugs to the reverse. Circa 33cm tall. In good condition with slight bending to lugs. Note the initials VRC. Scarce Badge. In very good condition, worn circa 1905-08 only. It bears the four shields of the Inns within laurel wreath bearing a four part scroll `South Africa 1900 1901` with scroll across the base inscribed `Inns of Court VRC`.
14th Middlesex ( Inns of Court ) Volunteer Rifle Corps ( VRC ) Gilt Cap Badge, circa 1905 - 1908 Two original lugs to reverse. Note the initials VRC. Often found blackened, but this has always been gilt. Scarce Badge. In very good condition, worn circa 1905-08 only. It bears the four shields of the Inns within laurel wreath bearing a four part scroll `South Africa 1900 1901` with scroll across the base inscribed `Inns of Court VRC`.
15th ( King's ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge A fairly uninspired badge which carries the motto 'Merebimur' ( 'We shall be worthy'). Original slider and in excellent condition. An all brass economy version was issued in 1916. The regiment was amalgamated with the 19th Hussars in 1922. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 777 refers.
15th ( King's ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge Original slider and in excellent condition. A70.6 Reserved for Steve
15th ( Scottish ) Infantry Division Embroidered Formation Sign A small formation sign relative to others at circa 4cm tall and 3.3cm wide. In good condition. Formed 1939 as second line to 52nd Lowland Division, based in defence of Northumberland Coast until June 1944 when it took part in the Normandy landings, crossing the Rhine in March 1945. Comm FB
15th / 19th Hussars Anodised Collar badge Single lug with backing plate. In good condition.
15th / 19th Hussars Bi Metal Cap Badge - Scarce Maker, Gladman & Norman Polished to highpoints, especially lion's face and centre of crown, but a scarce maker. Original slider to revervse stamped correctly in three lines " GladmanNorman / Spencer St / Birmingham 18". For more details of this maker mark see the British Military Badge Forum at the following URL: http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/makers_marks/gladman_norman.htm This is not the spurious copy with naming over two lines.
15th / 19th Hussars Officer's Bullion Side Cap Badge In great unissued condition. These badges were private purchase.
15TH CENTURY STYLE LOWER CANNON - FLUTED WITH A HINGE AND PIN CLOSING MECHANISM This enclosed cannon is a very admirable item, with great attention to detail. Its cuff is patterned at a slight angle and with the fluting present. We date this to late 19th century based on a 1480 German original. The armourer has subtly shaped the bulging forearm muscles into the piece. It has very well rolled edges that are filed away correctly on the under-lap of the cannon halves; where the cannons meet they line up nicely and have no unsuitably large gaps. The halves are attached by two handmade hinges set internally and closing on the other side with a pin. The cannon still opens and closes nicely (with a delicate grasp as it is old). Centrally located on each half about 35 mm up from the lower edge is a dome headed rivet which looks like it would have held a leather strap (partially remaining under one of them) as a secondary fastening strap, positioned like those seen on Milanese cannons of the mid 15th Century. The fluting is attractive and follows all the way around in a scalloping pattern of three flutes, which are all step flutes running parallel to one another. One half has some holes near its tip edge where it has worn through to thin while above one of the hinges are two tears that run next to each other but the section hangs on with a good 10 mm still attached. Deliberately aged, it has a lovely old steel patina to it. The inside is painted with an inventory number, 3084, in white paint as this piece once graced the American John Woodman Higgins Collection. An attractive display piece. At the wrist it has a circumference of 260 mm, while the top circumference is 368 mm. Total length of 267 mm. Provenance: Ex John Woodman Higgins museum collection
15TH CENTURY STYLE SABATON WITH ROWEL SPUR - GREAT DISPLAY ITEMS This single finely made sabaton and rowel spur compliment each other, giving a great introduction to the 15th century for display in your armour collection. What remains of the sabaton is constructed of 4 lames with a curved toe cap, but the rest of the lames and heel plate are missing. The sabaton is blackened, most probably from being heat quenched in oil, and is of great form with neat cusping on the plates coming to a dulled point in the centre and a secondary smaller cusp above right of the rivets. The toe cap sweeps in to form a point, as seen with all good quality sabatons of the 15th century. We consider it to be dated to around 1460 and in the South German style. It articulates smoothly, containing washers behind each rivet. These show evidence of being hand cut with the typical shear tooling marks around their circumference and also display imperfections in their shape; not being perfect circles. On the interior below the rivet is a series of punched dots, as found in original armour to indicate the construction order as the lames were often assembled by a different man to one who forged them. The rowel spur is forged from steel using traditional methods, split on the main square section arm to accommodate the five pointed star shaped rondel which is pierced with five holes. Around the heel plate are three diamond pierced holes supported with three circular holes on either side of them. The buckle is formed from sheet steel and is decoratively shaped in a traditional 15th century style and still retains a strip of leather in appropriately aged condition. The single spur is a 19th Century reproduction of good quality, while the sabaton is so accurately detailed, it could almost fool one into believing it to be an original piece. However, we are selling both items together as a top quality 19th century reproductions, which look good together. The sabaton is 98mm wide and 160mm long. The spur rondel is 35mm across while the main arm is 178mm long, the heel plate is 25mm deep at its broadest point and 110mm wide internally. Provenance of both items: John Woodman Higgins Armoury sale.
15th King's Hussars Officer's Large Gilt Button, pre 1922 Gilt worn and some staining but a scarce button. Fixed shank, 22mm in diameter, and back-marked Jennens & Co Ltd, London. 21 mms diameter. By Jennens London.
16 spoke Army Cyclist Corps Cap Badge Brass cap badge with original slider, in great condition.
16th ( The Queen's ) Lancers Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge A great two part construction badge with five sweat / braising holes to the reverse. Original slider. Lovely condition. The 16th Lancers were amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers in 1922, but the badge of the old 16th was adopted going forward. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 781 refers.
16th / 5th Queen's Royal Lancers NCO's Silver Bullion Embroidered Arm Badge - Queen's Crown, post 1952 Fine original embroidered silver wire Maid of Erin Harp sleeve badge on khaki backing for wear by an NCO. Queen's crown so post 1952. Removed from uniform. Circa 7.5cm tall and 5cm wide at widest point. Good condition.
16th Lancers Officer's Bullion Cloth Cap Badge Attractive Bullion and coloured thread Officer's private purchase Side Cap Badge, Queen's Crown and with original black backing cloth. Excellent unissued condition with no damage or moth. Circa 4.5cm tall.
16th London Regiment - Queen's Westminster & Civil Service Rifles ( KRRC ) Officer's Cap Badge Die cast blackened bronze officer's OSD cap badge with two original blades / tabs to the reverse. Includes WW1 battle honours. Circa 5.5cm tall and 4.2cm wide. In good condition. Circa 1925 onwards. K&K Vol 2, No 1846 refers.
16th The Queen's Lancers Bi-metal Cap Badge - Gaunt A Bi metal cap badge to The 16th Queens Lancers, chrome on brass. Original slider to the reverse, but this has been clipped. Maker marked J.R. Gaunt with the "B" remaining for Birmingham. Heavy quality badge, with minor service wear to crown. K&K Vol.1 No 1911 refers. Sold to Phil
16th Westminster Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer's Large Button Blackened brass button, circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank and reverse maker marked Firmin & Sons, London, 1881-1902.
16th Westminster Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer's Medium pattern button, 1881 - 1902 Blackened Brass. 17mm in diameter. Fixed shank and backmarked Prater & Co London. Queen Victoria crown. Very good condition but slight polishing to high points.
17 / 21 L - 17th / 21st Lancers Gilt Motto Sweetheart Pin Brooch In very good condition with original pin fittings. Circa 2.1cm tall and 3cm wide. A85.1 Sold to Phil
17 / 21 L - 17th / 21st Lancers Other Rank's Brass Shoulder Title Circa 5cm wide and 1.5cm tall (ignoring the forward slash between the 17 and 21), with two original square lugs to the reverse, in good condition. Westlake No 173 refers.
17 / 21 L - 17th / 21st Lancers Pair of Gilt Brass Collar Mottos Small mottos with two original lugs on each. Each circa 2cm tall and 2.4cm wide. Slight polishing but otherwise in very good condition. A162.4 Sold to Phil
17 / 21 L 17th / 21st Lancers Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles Post 1922, in brass with two original hexagonal lugs to each. Very good condition. Each is circa 5cm across.
17 / 21st Lancers White Metal Match Pair of Other Ranks Collar Mottoes Matched pair of white metal collar mottos with two north-south original lugs to each. Some brown staining, but otherwise in good condition. Com FB. Sold to David
17 / 21st Lancers Woven Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White embroidered on black. In very good condition. Comm GrH
17/21st Lancers small pattern white metal collar motto Sharp detail with two original lugs to reverse. Slight and small stain under the "or" on the scroll. Circa 2.3cm tall and 3cm wide.
17th / 21st Lancers NCO Arm Motto Die struck white metal motto NCO arm badge with two original loops to reverse. Lugs look to have been plated, which is worn off. Circa 48mm high. I believe this is from the old (pre 1960) die motto. Linaker & Dine, Type B, p143 refers.
17th / 21st Lancers Brass Duty Bed Plate Sold to PG B20.1
17th / 21st Lancers NCO's White Metal Arm Motto Die struck white metal motto NCO arm badge with two original loops to reverse. Lugs look to have been plated at some point. Circa 48mm high. Linaker & Dine, Type B, p143 refers.
17th / 21st Lancers Officer 's OSD Small Pattern Bronzed Beret Motto Die struck with bronzed finish, Circa 3.2cm tall and 4cm wide, with two original lugs to the reverse. In excellent condition with sharp detail. A185.2 Sold to Phil
17th Canadian Hussars Brass Shoulder Title Two original square lugs. In good condition. Sold to Gordon in Canada 30 Jan 2017
17th County of London ( Poplar and Stepney Rifles ) ( Territorials ) Blackened Brass Cap Badge, 1908 - 1911 only Blackened brass, die struck and with original slider. Good strong badge, Blank tablet below crown and Battle Honours South Africa 1899 1902 on the arms of the cross. Finish in excellent condition. Partly un-voided. Created in 1908. QVC crown to bugle in the central device was apparently only worn until about 1911, making this a scarce badge. Comm StF
17th Gurkha Division / Brigade formation designation sign 17th Gurkha Division Formation Sign, 5cm by 4cm, white crossed kukris on a bottle green printed background. Removed from uniform and displays much service wear but a nice piece. The 17th Ghurkha Division initially wore this pattern crossed kukris in white on a very dark green rectangle. This was changed by the early 1960s to the sign of the old 17th Indian Division: a black cat on a yellow rectangle. Coll.
17th Lancers and 17th/21st Lancers Motto White metal with slider. In good condition.
17th Lancers Large Pattern White Metal Collar Motto A scarce large pattern pre 1914 Gaunt pattern collar motto, sharp detail with two lugs to reverse (some verdigris to reverse). Also worn by 17/21st Lancer officer's on the FFS cap Size : 32mm x 40mm, with the gap between the lugs 30mm.
17th Lancers Other Rank's Brass Medium Pattern Button Brass button, bit squashed and dented and stained, complete with shank, but this is bent over and back-marked Firmin & Son London. Circa 21mm in diameter. Comm StF
17th Light Battery, Royal Artillery which formed part of 23rd & 25th Mountain Brigade, who used 70mm Light weight Mountain Guns in India (circa 1924 to 1937) original photograph This is an original photograph (smaller than a normal postcard size at circa 11cm by 6.5cm) of the 17th Light Battery, Royal Artillery which formed part of 23rd & 25th Mountain Brigade, who used 70mm Light weight Mountain Guns in India. It has a one inch crease and some evidence of creasing from having been removed from album but is a rare image and the 17L is visible on the RA diamond on the sun helmet.
185th ( Cape Breton Highlanders ) Battalion WW1 CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Bronze Collar Badge Die cast heavy quality bronze collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Very good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall.
1878 Pattern Spiked Helmet Carry Case - 1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers to G. Watson Smart Japanned style copper carry / storage case with original applied brass plaque to an officer in the 1st VB NF, dating it to pre 1908. Usual dings and bashes and paint loss, but inside is bright. Locking clasp present but hasp is now missing, but could be repaired. If you have the grey cloth covered cork helmet for this unit, then this is the perfect receptacle to keep it in the best of condition! I regret we will only post to UK mainland unless we have agreed the shipping costs in advance. Overseas buyers please email first for an exact shipping quotation ( It is bulky rather than particularly heavy).
1897 Army Temperance Medal India Silver 'One Year' Issue This is the one year abstinence medal in unmarked silver, the obverse with some polishing to the highpoints and slight contact marks. Some tarnish marks to the reverse. By 1896, of the 70,000 soldiers in India, some 22,800 were members of the Army Temperance Association India (ATAI).
18th ( Queen Mary's Own ) Hussars Trooper Large Cabinet Photograph Circa 1900 - Boer War era A lovely sepia image of a trooper in the 18th Hussars taken by a York photographer. A great pose and well mounted professional regular cavalryman. A drawing pin hole at top of card, just outside the photograph otherwise in good condition, bar some small black dots to right centre edge. On reverse somebody has written: Pop, 19 years old, Boer War. In pencil somebody has added 18th Hussars. Sold to PG
18th King Edward's Own Cavalry Officer's Hallmarked Silver Cap Badge - 1923 An extremely fine and attractive hallmarked silver cap badge with two original heavy silver lugs to the reverse. No damage or missing pieces to lances or pennants. Sharp detail. Circa 4cm tall. The 18th King Edward's Own Cavalry was a regular cavalry regiment in the British Indian Army. It was formed in 1921 by the amalgamation of the 6th King Edward's Own Cavalry and the 7th Hariana Lancers. In World War II the regiment was mechanised in December 1940 and attached to the 3rd Indian Motor Brigade which as initially part of the 31st Indian Armoured Division. The brigade was sent to Egypt and the Western Desert Campaign and was attached to a number of different formations including the 2nd Armoured Division, 7th Armoured Division and the 9th Australian Division who they were with at the Siege of Tobruk. It also supplied men for the Indian Long Range Squadron.
18th Queen Mary 's Own Hussars Officers OSD Collar Badge Die cast bronze with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 34mm tall. In very good condition and scarce. I have another listed as 56912 but this is not a good match. B7.3(2)
18th Queen Mary 's Own Hussars Officers OSD Collar Badge Die cast bronze with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 33mm tall. In very good condition and scarce. B7.3(1)
18th Queen Mary's Own Hussars Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Die struck white metal cap badge with original hairpin style slider, which gave the badge more strength. Good condition.
1900 Playing Card produced to commemorate the City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) of Boer War fame A Two of Hearts full size playing card with an attractive reverse designed by the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards as supporters to the City of London City Imperial Volunteers. It is in mint condition and original. A suitable gift for the volunteers going to South Africa or for sale to raise funds. Circa 9cm by 6.4cm. I promise this is the only one I have and I will not be listing the other fifty-one! Bought many years ago from a specialist playing card dealer in Australia.
1908 - 1914 Pre WW1 Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalion Full Dress Tunic - Simply Fantastic A good Officer’s scarlet 1880 pattern tunic with silver buttons, all present and correct, and platted bullion epaulettes with bullion "T"'s for Territorial and bullion rank pips for the rank of Lieutenant. Extremely rare reverse colours collar bullion badges, silver bullion with gilt devices. Gosling green facings with Austrian knots to cuff. Bright and great condition for age, quilted interior. A few minor marks and the tiniest of surface wear but no holes or repairs. This was quite a slight chap so you will need a small/adjustable mannequin for display. Regret I will only post to a UK address, cheque or bank transfer only please on this item, no Paypal.
1914 Bronze Medallion commemorating the Mayor of Brussels who resisted the German occupation who was imprisoned in Germany for the rest of the Great War Maker marked G. DEVREESE, this bronze medallion (circa 2.9cm in diameter) dated 1914 and commemorating ADOLPHE, the Burgomaster ( Mayor ) of Bruxelles who stood firm against the Germans in WW1. Adolphe Max (1869 - 1939), gained international fame for his resistance to the German occupation. He was elected burgomaster of Brussels in 1909, and in August 1914, when German troops entered Brussels, he refused to co-operate with the German appointed govenor, was arrested the following month and imprisoned in Germany for the duration of the war. Shortly after his celebrated return in November 1918, he was made minister of state, but remained as the burgomaster of Brussels until his death in 1939.
1914 Mons Trio, Defence Medal and Army LSGC Medal (GV) to a senior NCO, Royal Engineers 1914 Star and bar to 15075. 2. Cpl W.J. Whitters R.E.; BWM & VM (Acting W.O. Cl. 2 R.E.); Defence Medal, 1939 - 1945 (unnamed as issued); Army LSGC (GV) to 1851938 Sjt R.E.) William was from Belfast. His father's medal ) James Whitters who served in the the Inniskilling Fusiliers) is separately listed In NEF condition which is surprising for such a long serving soldier. Supplied with copy of MIC which confirms his entitlement to the Mons clasp and rose. He went to France and Flanders on 7th October 1914. You will be supplied with a copy of his father's biography which gives much relevant family biographical information. Sold to Dave
1914 On War Service WW1 Munition Workers Home Front Brass & Enamel Badge by Collins Gilt bright (with tiny and minor spotting) and enamel in good undamaged condition. Maker marked on reverse "D.G. Collins, London" and stamped with the number "33028". Circa 2.6cm in diameter.
1914 Star to British Red Cross Society & order of St John of Jerusalem - E.J.P. Woollcombe An original 1914 star with a lovely patina, correctly impressed naming to "E.J.P. Woollcombe, B.R.C.S. & O St J. J." Regret I do not have his other medals. This is unresearched. but what a great name, should not be too hard to find! GVF condition, no damage.
1914 Star to Corps of Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps ( ASC ) - Watson 1914 Star with full length original silk ribbon correctly impressed with an unusual prefix to the Star as follows "CMT - 1829 Pte A. Watson, A.S.C. A rare medal to an army which was still pretty much horse drawn. Medal GVF. See Wilkinson Vol 1 page 136 for confirmation of unit. Scarce.
1926 General Strike Devonshire Special Constabulary Medal ( G.V.R. ), Certificate and Enamel Lapel Badge An interesting trio of items attributed to Raymond J Hammond. The threat of revolution in 1926 led to the Home Secretary, Joynson- Hicks mobilizing a steel-helmeted Civil Constabulary Reserve of which Hammond was one. The three items are: Special Constabulary Medal in Bronze correctly impressed " Raymond J, Hammond " with original ribbon and single pin clasp fitted to the reverse for wear. The medal is in GVF condition. Original Printed Certificate from Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and the Home Secretary W. Joynson-Hicks, Downing Street, May 1926 awarded to Raymond J Hammond of the Devonshire Special Constabulary relating to his service in the " the crisis" which was the 1926 General Strike (slight tear to centre far right edge and appears to have been removed from a frame). An enamel and brass lapel badge " Devon Special Constable" with its horseshoe lapel fitting. Enamel in good condition. All items came together. Coll
1930s British Facist White Metal & Black Enamel 2nd Issue Version Lapel Pin Brooch Badge An F surrounded by a circlet bearing the motto for ' King and Country ', small white metal rose above. Circa 25mm in diameter. Original pin fitting to the reverse; fully functional. Maker marked Gaunt London, and "Registration applied for". In very good condition. It is in fact a British Fascist badge. The 'F' in the centre stands for 'Fascist'. The British Fascisti, started by Miss Rotha Lintorn-Orman in 1923. the name eventually changed to the British Fascists to get away from the misconception that it was a 'foreign' movement. There were three variants of the standard 'party' badge, all similar to the one listed above, but with one slight difference: 1st issue badge - has a king's crown at top of badge 2nd issue badge - has a rose at top of badge 3rd issue badge - has a cross within a rose at top of badge It is a very popular mistake to assume that this is a British Union of Fascists ( BuF ) badge. Will post to a UK address only. Coll.
1930s British Fascists Black Enamel 3rd Issue Version Lapel Pin Brooch Badge - original An F surrounded by a circlet bearing the motto for King and Country, small cross in rose above. Circa 25mm in diameter. Original pin fitting to the reverse; fully functional. Maker marked Birmingham Medal Co to reverse and stamped "12493". It looks bronze to the front, but I suspect this was once plated white metal and has been polished off as traces of white metal plating to the reverse. This is not one of the copies freqently encountered on a well known website. The 'F' in the centre stands for 'Fascist'. The British Fascisti, was started by Miss Rotha Lintorn-Orman in 1923. The name eventually changed to the British Fascists to get away from the misconception that it was a 'foreign' movement. There were primarily three variants of the standard 'party' badge, all similar to the one posted here, with one slight difference: 1st issue badge - has a king's crown at top of badge 2nd issue badge - has a rose at top of badge 3rd issue badge - has a cross within a rose at top of badge. It is a very popular mistake to assume that this is a British Union of Fascists ( BuF ) badge. Will post to a UK address only. Coll.
1936 Hallmarked Silver Air Raid Precautions ( ARP ), Male Warden's Badge & Scarce Red Box 1936 Air Raid Precautions Male Warden's Hallmarked Silver ARP Badge. A good early badge in mint condition, the reverse bearing London silver hallmarks for 1936 and with maker's details "R.J" (Robert Jay). Original buttonhole fitting, complete with original card box, which is also in very good condition with only very minor splits to corners but condition is 9 out of 10. An exceptional set. Height 38mm. Box circa 65mm square
1938-1941 Air Defence Cadet Corps ( ADCC ) Large Button A good example of the scarce ADCC large chrome button. Complete with shank. Good condition. J R Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London. Circa 23mm in diameter. The ADCC was the for runner of the Air Training Corps.
1938-1941 Air Defence Cadet Corps ( ADCC ) Medium Button A good example of the ADCC medium chrome button. Complete with shank. Good condition. Made in England to the reverse. Circa 17mm in diameter. The ADCC was the for runner of the Air Training Corps
1949 Pattern Battle Dress Trousers Size 2 (circa 30 inch waist) 1949 pattern, Size 2, made by James Smith of Derby, with NATO stock number. Inside leg 29", waist circa 30"-31", a slim fit, and probably not suited to a big lad! In good condition with the exception of one small tear in the fabric below one knee only. Not obvious and could be invisibly repaired. Will post to a UK address only.
1949-1953 Civil Defence Corps, Lady Volunteer Home Front Badge by Fattorini An original gilt and enamel badge, King George VI Crowned circlet 'Civil Defence Corps' on blue enamel ground, enclosing the 'Royal Lion of England' central device, the reverse with maker's details "Fattorini & Sons Ltd Barr St B'Ham." Good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel although shows to signs of wear. Height 26mm.
1956 Save Driving Award Enamel and white metal medal In good condition with no damage to the enamel. Know any good drivers born in 1956? Would make an alternative birthday present! Unnamed as issued, maker marked to reverse.
1958 Butlins Ayr Holiday Camp Scotland Lapel Badge Silver plated and enamel, original pin fixing and maker marked Firmin London. Some surface wear to enamel but generally in good condition. Excuse the flash. 2.3cm tall. Comm FB
1962 Butlins Clacton Holiday Camp Lantern Enamel Badge A white metal plated badge with red, blue and yellow enamel. The reverse bears the maker's name: "JR Gaunt, London". Good condition, original pin fitting. Slight surface wear. Circa 27mm tall. Comm FB
1977 Silver Jubilee - Telescopic Viewer novelty - Interesting and rare Entitled "Tim's Telescopic View of Her Majesty's Silver Jubilee 1952 - 1977". It has a viewing hole that takes your eye down through an animated procession from Admiralty Arch in London down the Mall to Buckingham Palace, and has the Queen and Prince Philip in their state coach with all the pagentry of London advancing towards you. In very good condition, with some edge rubbing to the deocrative storage sleve, but otherwise a rare novelty item, which harks back to the novelty items that would have been available for the public at the time of 1887 and 1897 Jubilees, before the wonders of television.
19th ( Queen Alexandra 's Own Royal ) Hussars Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge - original An original die struck single scroll white metal cap badge in the shape of a large Indian elephant, with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. The lugs have been crushed at somepoint and then carefully reshaped otherwise in very condition. Worn circa 1896-1902. K&K no 789 refers. B30.1
19th ( Queen Alexandra's Own ) Hussars White Metal Other Rank's Cap Badge, Worn 1909 - 1922 White metal cap badge with correct and original hairpin slider fitted to reverse (it is shaped to fit the badge). The letter A cypher of Queen Alexandra ensigned with a coronet. Dannebrog cross ( Danish national device ) to the centre with date 1885. Circa 3.1cm tall. K&K Vol 1 No 791 refers.
19th ( Queen Alexandra's Own Royal ) Hussars Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge White metal monogram 'A' entwined in a Dannebrog Cross (the Danish national device), with original hair pin slider (cut to shape of badge as was typical with this pattern). A brass economy version was issued in 1916. The Regiment merged with the 15th Hussars in 1922 and adopted a new badge design primarily based on that of the old 15th. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 791 refers. Currently out of stock
19TH CENTURY BESAGEWS IN GERMAN STYLE OF 1470 An excellent matched pair of gothic style fluted besagews shaped like petals. A common design seen in use in Germany throughout 1450 - 1500. Fluted evenly with great care, these besagews show true craftsmanship, straight sharp flutes radiating out across this 14cm diameter surface. Purchased from the American John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum sale. Original metal tag. Have some age to them. We consider that they are 19th century high quality reproductions, possibly produced by the well known German armourer of that time, Ernst Schmidt. See the following URL for more details: http://www.myarmoury.com/feature_schmidt.html
19TH CENTURY LOWER CANNON UPPER HALF WITH FLUTING This 'gothic' styled half of a cannon has five rounded shallow flutes in a chevron pattern centred in the piece. A step flute features before each of the ends rolled edges which are small and well formed bleeding out to nothing on either side. As with many rolled edges they wear particularly more quickly than other areas and have a small tear in both. The surface is aged with a very similar appearance of many original well kept armours but this item is most probably of the late 19th Century. It has a pin on one side from its enclosing method and a rivet holding a small scrap of old leather on the inside of the other side. Inside is also painted in white an inventory number '828', as this piece once graced the American John Woodman Higgins Collection. An attractive display piece. Its longest edge is 250mm , at the wrist it measures 86 mm internally across and 116 mm at the widest point across.
19th Century Victorian Cavalry Officer's Sabretache Sling Billets with original black leather attachments A rare set of three fire gilt buckles depicting Lions heads. Minor wear, leather a bit dry but still functional. All three retaining buttons are present, but only one on show in photos. I will give the leather a mild treatment with renaissance wax before posting to make it more supple. Gilt remains bright and fresh. Scarce.
19th Century Victorian Regular Cavalry Officer's Sword Sling Billets with original red leather attachments A rare pair, fire gilt buckles mounted with lions' heads still mounted on their red leather fastenings, which are still fully functional. Gilt remains bright and fresh.
1st ( Tynemouth ) Corps Northumberland Rifle Volunteers Shoulder Belt Plate Worn by officers and sergeants only from 1859 to 1862 when the corps was disbanded. Three original screw posts to the reverse. Originally silver plated but this has been worn away and detail to the three crowns in the centre has been polished. As a result it looks more brassy than perhaps it should, but scarce and in good condition otherwise. Circa 88mm tall and 64mm wide. Col D. Wood No 355 refers.
1st ( First ) Army Group Printed Cloth Formation Sign A sword with a gold handle and a white blade set on a red cross on a white shield edged with a fine black line. Printed with traces of glue to the reverse. Signs of service wear and some fading. Morris Part 1, p.7. no.5 refers Comm GrH
1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi--Metal Cap Badge - post 1915 pattern (Type 2) A Bi-metal cap badge in good condition with original slider and original strengthening bar to the reverse, along with two sweat / braising holes behind the central device. In 1915, the rather grand double-headed brass Austrian eagle was replaced with this bi-metal eight-pointed star. It was worn until 1937, when the brass eagle was resumed but without the scroll. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1959 with the Bays to form The Queen's Dragoon Guards. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 734 refers.
1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge - pre 1915 pattern (Type 1) An all brass cap badge in very good condition with original slider. Scarce. The 1st Dragoon Guards wore until 1915, the brass eagle from the Arms of the Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria who was their Colonel-in-Chief from 1896 to 1914, with title scroll below. With Austria being aligned against the allies in WW1, his insignia was discontinued in 1915, and replaced with a bi-metal eight-pointed star until 1937, when the brass eagle was resumed but without the scroll. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1959 with the Bays to form The Queen's Dragoon Guards. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 734 refers.
1st ( Nyasaland Battalion ) Kings African Rifles Cap Badge, King's Crown Original slider to reverse. Some verdigris to gilding metal finish otherwise in very good condition. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 428 refers.
1st ( Nyasaland Battalion ) Kings African Rifles Officer's Hallmarked 1961 Silver F.S. Cap Badge, Queen's Crown Die cast silver, with two original long silver lugs to the reverse. Maker marks on reverse JRG & S ( JR Gaunt & Sons) with hallmarks for 1961. Circa 3.2cm tall. Good detail. Renfrew et al, No 457 refers.
1st ( Royal ) Dragoons Bi - Metal Cap Badge, 1948 - 1969 - Gaunt, London Die struck gilding metal cap badge with original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London (no full stop). In excellent condition with sharp detail. A117.3
1st ( Royal ) Dragoons Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge Bi-metal cap badge with original slider, in reasonable condition with some service wear. Not a lot one can say about this badge other than many resorted to unofficial private purchase brass eagles to make up for its uninspiring design. The eagle was of course to commemorate the capture of the French Eagle of the 105th Regiment of Infantry at Waterloo. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 751 refers.
1st ( Royal ) Dragoons Unofficial Brass Eagle Cap Badge, c.1915 - 1919 Brass gilding metal die struck cap badge in good condition, with original slider and with sharp detail. Circa 3.2cm tall excluding slider. Rare. This small and unofficial brass eagle above a plinth with 105, was ordered privately by the Regiment from a firm in Hythe in the early days of WW1, and was worn until 1919 when the Regiment returned from the Rhine to Hounslow. Officialdom reared its ugly head and the Royal Crest was again resumed. It was not until 1948 that an eagle badge was officially sanctioned. Gaylor Plate 3C refers. A7.3
1st ( York ) West York Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer's silver plated tunic button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, back-marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. An attractive crowned title strap resting in wreath, with rose to centre. Minor wear to high points. Scarce. A81.22
1st AGRA Printed Cloth Formation Sign 1st Army Group Royal Artillery ( AGRA ) cloth formation sign, removed from uniform and with some fading and wear to edges, central image in good condition. Circa 5.2cm square. B11.9
1st Armoured Division Formation Sign Printed, edges some fraying. Original. See photos for condition. Not faded.
1st Battalion Essex Regiment Boer War Made Souvenir Large Silk Handkerchief In exceptional condition for age, and printed on the finest silk. Made in Maritzburg, South Africa, with dates of engagements up to 26th February 1901. Folded, but clean and in lovey condition with no foxing, damage or repairs. The very slightest blemish on one border, otherwise it is as good as the day it was made. Large at 20 inches square. Some enterprising printer has targeted the soldiers of the regiment with this wonderful souvenir. Please note the odd colour on the edge of the top of the first photo is just the effect of the flash on the silk. It is not there in reality.
1st Battalion Montmouthshire Regiment ( Territorial Force ) White Metal Cap Badge White metal die struck cap badge with original tapering slider to the reverse. Slightly polished, but attractively so. Worn circa 1908 - 1922. Gaylor, plate 23 refers. A33.7
1st Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment White Metal Cap Badge, post 1922 pattern A die good struck white metal cap badge as worn by the 1st Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment ( Territorials ). The Welsh Dragon to the centre of a crowned wreath of poppies and laurel with scrolls bearing battle honours. With original slider to the reverse. K&K Vol 2, No 1770 refers
1st Cambridge Rifle Volunteer Corps White Metal Pouch Belt Badge Large and heavy die cast white metal NCO 's pouch belt badge with two original screw posts to the reverse. Circa 10.3cm tall. Good condition with some polishing to the detail. As worn by the 1st RV and later the 3rd Volunteer Battalion. After various changes in structure and name in 1887 the 1st Cambridshire RV Corps became the 3rd (Cambridgeshire) Volunteer Battalion Suffolk Regiment, and they continued to wear this pattern of pouch belt plate. See the following URL: http://www.cambridgeshireregiment1914-18.co.uk/origins.html A124.1
1st Cambridgeshire ( Cambridge , Essex & Huntingdonshire ) Rifle Volunteer Corps Silver Plated Collar Badge / Later 3rd Cambridgeshire Volunteer Battalion of the the Suffolk Regiment - Ghost Key Variety A rare silver plated die struck and early twin tower collar badge, most probably worn by an NCO, without the horizontal 'key of Gibraltar' at the base of the castle, and referred to as collar badges with the ' ghost key ' . Circa 2.6cm wide and 2.2cm tall. I do not believe this is the smaller officer's pattern shown in Churchill as No 403, but I am happy to be corrected. Churchill No 401 refers. A162.9
1st Class Machine Gunner / Marksman Brass Proficiency Arm Badge 1st Class Machine Gunner / Machine Gunner Marksman Regular British Army Proficiency Badge in brass with two original lugs to the reverse. In good condition. Edward & Langley No 56A refers. B11.6
1st Exeter & South Devon Rifle Volunteers NCO 's Pouch Belt Badge A large die struck pouch badge with three small flat lugs attachments to the reverse. Blackened silver plate. Letters are sharp and jeweller cut finish. The photos do not do it justice. Slight mark/dent to 'N' in Volunteer, otherwise A1 condition. Circa 10.3cm tall. The Exeter Corps was founded by the superintendant of the Exminster Lunatic Asylum, Dr ( later Sir ) John Bucknill, and members were essentially drawn from the upper middle classes. The relative exclusive nature of the corps was reflected in the initial outlay of the uniform and weapon, which at Exeter in 1857 was 12 guineas. To claim an incorporation date of 1852 is worthy of further comment. This particular wave of volunteering was occasioned by the Louis Napoleon coup of December 1851. However, a change of administration resulted in applications from other corps being turned down. Exeter was the exception and on the grounds that it appeared like a an area of exceptional risk of invasion. The corps was accepted by the Home Office on 26th March 1852 - its first officers wer commissioned on 4th January 1853 - and it became the premier volunteer unit within the country apart from the Honourable Artillery Company. It was redesignated as 1st Devonshire Rifle Volunteers (Exeter and South Devon) in 1859 and became the 1st Volunteer BattalionThe Devonshire Regiment on 1st November 1885. This plate continued in use until 1908. A124.3
1st First Surrey Rifles Officers smal Gilt Field Service Cap Badge King's Crown die cast with two original lugs to the reverse. Gilt finish. Circa 3.7cm tall. Attractive and scarce.
1st Infantry Division - 1/7 Middlesex Regiment ( Machine Gun Battalion ) Cloth Formation Sign Combination, Matched Pair of KD Slip Ons Match Pair of British Army 1st Infantry Division white leather triangle with red backing above a black on khaki shoulder title with what appears to be the supporting machine gun battalion ( 1/7 Middlesex ), whose colours were the same of brick red over yellow affixed to pale k.d. shoulder strap slip-ons. Sun faded to front, with better colour retention, as would be expected, to the rear. Scarce. Comm FB
1st Infantry Division Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Printed Cloth Formation Sign Badge Removed from uniform, and some grubby marks and service wear, dark blue and yellow with white triangle of 1st Infantry Division. Scarce. A177.11
1st King Dragoon Guards Pair of Matched Collars Really good matched pair, but recently professionally lugged for the first time (unifinished Gaunt factory stock). Churchill & Westlake Ref No 1 refers.
1st Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge An early WW1 GV pattern cap badge worn from 1913 onwwards with original slider to the reverse. In good condition but dark toned. Scarce. The First and Second Life Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards ( 1st & 2nd ). K&K Vol 1, Fig. 727 refers.
1st Madras Pioneers Officer's Hallmarked silver cap badge, H/M 1926 In excellent condition with sharp detail, two original silvered lugs to the reverse, and bearing makers marks for JR Gaunt London and Birmingham hallmarks (date letter B) for 1926. Circa 4.4cm tall. Excellent condition. This unit was formed during the 1922 reorganisation of the Indian Army. The 1st Bn, 1st Madras Pioneers (King George's Own) was formed from 1st Bn, 61st King George's Own Pioneers.
1st Newcastle ( Norhumberland ) Volunteer Engineers Large Metal White Button - Stilwell White metal, 24mm in diameter, with original shank. Backmarked E Stilwell & Co London. Good condition.
1st Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteer Corps ( Robin Hood Rifles ) Special Pattern Pouch Belt Whistle Boss An attractive die stamped blackened bronzed circular rope edged boss bearing the arms of Nottingham with two securing lugs, signs of service wear, but in very good condition. Unfortunately chain and whistle no longer attached, but a unique design for this Rifle Volunteer Corps. This unit was raised on 15th November 1859.
1st pattern - 2nd Anti Aircraft Printed Cloth Formation Sign Badge Removed from uniform, a bit raggy round the edges, the scarcer red witch on a khaki background. Covered the air defence of East Midlands and North-East Anglia. A177.6
1st pattern - 49th ( West Riding ) Infantry Division Printed Cloth Formation Sign Badge - Iceland Force Removed from uniform, white polar bear on an iceberg on a black background. 1st pattern with polar bear's head fainc down. Worn from May 1940 onwards. Some creasing otherwise in good overall condition. A177.7
1st Punjab Cap and Collars Now sold
1st Punjab Regiment Indian Army Officer's Large Brass Button, 1922- 1947 A very attractive officer quality large brass button, 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, backmarked with maker's details J R Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Engd. Good detail with minor wear to highpoints. The 1st Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947. It was transferred to the Pakistan Army on Partition of India in 1947.
1st Punjab Regiment Officer's matched and facing collars, hallmarked silver This is a very attractive matched pair of facing collars, hallmarked sterling silver and die cast. Each of the lugs have also been hallmarked. Attractive and scarce matched facing pair of Indian elephants above a plaque bearing the battle honour Assaye. The hallmarks are Birmingham with the year letter "y" for 1923. Maker marks also J R G & S Ltd for JR Gaunt & Sons Ltd on each reverse. Collars are circa 2cm across and 1,8mm high, with slight polishing. The 1st Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947. It was transferred to the Pakistan Army on Partition of India in 1947.
1st Queen's Dragoon Guards ( QDG ) Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles 1st Queen ' s Dragoon Guards matched pair of brass shoulder titles, with two hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each. In very good condition. Worn post 1959. Westlake 28 refers. A192.4
1st Queens Dragoon Guards ( The Welsh Cavalry ) Officer 's Bullion Beret Cap Badge Officer's private purchase gold bullion padded beret badge, in excellent condition with good detail and no moth. Circa 5.1cm tall by 4.4cm wide. A82.1
1st Royal Dragoons OR 15th / 19th King's Own Hussars NCO's white metal Arm Badge A good pre 1953 die struck white metal example with two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Minor service wear to lugs. Circa 65cm tall and 34mm wide. Linkater & Dine pages 34 and 124 refer.
1st Royal Dragoons OR 15th / 19th King's Own Hussars NCO's white metal Arm Badge A good pre 1953 die struck white metal example with two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Minor service wear to lugs. Circa 65cm tall and 34mm wide. Linkater & Dine pages 34 and 124 refer.
1st Royal Surrey Militia White Metal Glengarry Badge, circa 1874 - 1881 Awarded the precedence 20 in 1855, the 1st Royal Surrey Regiment of Militia became the 3rd Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment in 1881. Circa 6.5cm tall with two original lugs to the reverse. Roman numerals XX for 20. Some mishaping to orb at top of crown otherwise in good condition with only minor wear to the silver plate on the highpoints. K&K, Vol 1, No 1214 refers. A145.2
1st V.B. RWF Volunteer Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers ( Pre 1908 ) Bronze Cap Badge Made from bronze and in good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Sharp detail with very little wear to finish. Circa 4cm tall. Welsh interest. A151.4
1st Volunteer Battalion Leicestershire Regiment Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) A white metal waist belt clasp, some service wear and polishing to high points, no bench marks, but matching parts. Scarce. A124.6
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Hallmarked Silver Shooting Prize Spoon, dated 1904 Spoon Neatly engraved "E Coy, 1VB NF 1904", sterling silver hallmarks for London 1903 to the reverse. Circa 12cm in length. In very good condition with slight tarnishing. Coll.
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Officer's Silver Plated Shoulder Belt Plate - made by Hobson A stunning badge in silver plate and of two part construction with four original screw posts and one remaining original retaining nut with washer. Back-marked "Hobson & Son Lexington St, London". Worn with the standard lion's head boss and whistle and chain of the universal pattern in silver plate. Circa 9.3cm tall by 7.4cm wide. In excellent condition with light tarnishing to silver finish. Col D Wood No 371A refers.
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Other Rank's Helmet Plate, worn c.1883-1893 Die stamped in bronzed gilding metal, correctly and contemporaneously painted black as was often the case with other ranks of this volunteer battalion. With three original and long dark toned lugs to the reverse with no damage or repairs. Circa 10cm tall and 6.8cm tall. Col D Wood No 114 refers (in which he also comments on the correctness of the black painted finish). Sold to David
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Small Pattern Black Painted Cap Badge The small pattern FS Cap badge, worn circa 1895 - 1904 only by other ranks, usually against a red silhouette cloth backing. Two dark toned original lugs to the reverse, which look like they have been carefully clipped through at some time, but reformed to their original shape. Black painted gilding metal finish. Circa 4cm tall and 25cm wide. Col D. Wood Nos 197 (1st Edn) or 199 ( 2nd Edn) refer.
1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers Officer's Waist Belt Clasp - one part only Scarce half of a waist belt clasp, silver plated, with no marks. The other half is missing but would have been a Prince of Wales motto on a seeded background. Inner circle circa 3.1cm across.
1st Volunteer Battalion Suffolk Regiment - Postally used 1904 - Pay day at camp Original photo image, postcard size by Mills & Palmer of Ipswich. Some foxing and a bit grubby, but no tears or creases. Code: 51551Price: 8.00 GBP Original photo image, postcard size by Mills & Palmer of Ipswich. Some foxing and a bit grubby, but no tears or creases.
1st Volunteer Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Helmet Plate In very good condition with three original long copper lugs, die struck in one piece, circa 1881-1902.
1st Volunteer Battalion, the Highland Light Infantry ( H.L.I. ) White on Red Tunic Epaulette Removed / cut from uniform (not by me!), this is circa 12.5cm tall and 7cm wide. Pre 1908. In good condition with no moth damage.
1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s Pouch Belt Plate circa 1860s An exceptional and scarce 1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860s. A very fine die-stamped gilt example (most probably silver gilt). Within a wreath of oak, a crowned oval strap inscribed “1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers”; to the centre, a shield bearing the old arms of Birmingham. Across the base of the oak wreath, a scroll inscribed “Forward”. Four screw posts to reverse. Excellent condition - the gilt is literally quite brilliant. Circa 9.5cm tall by 7.5cm wide. Stunning.
2 Bar Full Size QSA Boer War Medal to Johnston, Durham R.G.A. Artillery Militia NEF, swivelling suspender, Natal and Transvaal clasps correctly revited and impressed: 1709 Gnr J. Johnston, Durham R.G.A. With copy of roll confirming his entitlement to Transvaal and Natal clasps. He was also entitled to the 1901 clasp, but this is no longer present. Discharged term expired. The Durham RGA played an illustrious part in the Boer war. On 26 September 1901, Fort Prospect, which was garrisoned by 35 men of the Dorset Mounted Infantry and 51 of the Durham Artillery Militia under Captain Rowley of the Dorsets, was attacked by 500 of Botha’s Boers, at 4.30 a.m., under cover of a mist in the donga. ‘The Boers,’ wrote Captain Rowley in his report, ‘made a very severe attack on the north and west of my position, the brunt of the attack fell on two sangars held by the Durham Company of Artillery; the Boers broke through the wire and got to within 20 yards of these sangars, but they both gallantly held their own and I, with the aid of the Maxim, was able to repulse this attack. By 6.30 a.m. the Boers drew off from this flank. They then commenced a very severe attack on the rear of my post, but by 10 a.m. it was repulsed. About this time a party of Zululand Native Police, gallantly led by Serjeant Gumbi, broke through and reinforced me; he brought with him 13 men and had marched 4 miles from his own post to reinforce me. ‘The Boers now had completely surrounded the camp, but contented themselves by keeping up a heavy fire chiefly directed on the Maxim Fort. This fire was kept up all day, gradually lessening towards evening, when the Boers drew off about 6 p.m. ‘My casualties were one killed and eight wounded, which, considering the severity of the fire, is very little. I consider it was owing to the excellent cover afforded by the forts and trenches, as we were subjected to very heavy firing for 13 hours. I estimate the strength of the Boers at from 500 to 600 men, and they belonged to the Ermelo or Carolina commandos. The casualties of the Boers are unknown, but two dead were buried at Polgeiter’s Farm. The prisoners who were taken at Itala say that the Boers own to having 60 killed and wounded in the attack on Fort Prospect. I picked up 30 dead horses next morning, also 2 rifles and 20 saddles. ‘I cannot close the report without mentioning the gallantry displayed by all ranks, especially by the Durham Company of Militia Artillery.’ The New York Times reported:- 'The defenses of Forts Itala and Prospect are regarded as among the finest performances on the part of the British in the course of the entire war. They saved Natal from invasion and greater loss was inflicted on the Boers than in any engagement of the campaign except Paardeburg'. Shortly afterwards the Durham company was embarked for England.
2 WW1 Medal Ribbons bars on original tailors shop cards One full size clasp and one miniature ribbon clasp both on original tailor's retail cards. Scarce to find. Coll.
2 X Royal Australian Army Medical Corps ( AAMC ) items One cloth embroidered shoulder title, white on red, glued to card so I have left it in place, but it is possible to remove it, plus a blackened brass shoulder title without the 'Royal', two original lugs to the reverve and maker marked Stokes to the reverse. The "Royal" prefix was granted in 1948. Both in very good condition. Sold to PG
2/7th Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Plated Tea Spoon dated 1916 An attractive and heavy maker marked silver plated tea spoon. Nicely engraved and no dings or dents, in fact almost mint. 13.2cm long. A real cracker.
20th Hussars Cap Badge Worn 1902-1922 by other ranks. Short slider with crimp mark, kings crown. In good condition.
20th Hussars Collar Badge Very good bright condition, with both original lugs, one slightly twisted.
20th Hussars Other Ranks Brass Metal Cap Badge In good condition with original slider. Slider has slightly lifted on one corner, but is still strong and functional. There is nothing one can say of any merit about the design of this badge. In 1922, the Regiment merged with the 14th Hussars, and this badge was consigned to history. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 793 refers.
20th Middlesex ( Euston Square ) Rifle Volunteer Corps OR's helmet plate circa 1878-80. A good scarce die-stamped white metal example. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed 20th Middlesex Rifles; Royal Crest to voided centre. The 20th ( Euston Square ) Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps with two original brass lugs (east and west). Worn only circa 1878-80, as this unit was redesignated as 11th ( Railway ) Corps in 1880. In very good condition (two very slight holes/ gaps of about 1mm, only visible if held up to the light). In 1859, the 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps ( Railway Rifles) was raised from workers of the London and North Western Railway Company, with HQ at Euston Square. In 1860 it was regimented with 4th Administrative Battalion, but in 1861 quickly became independent of 4th Administrative Battalion, presumably because ot its size. In 1880, it redesignated as 11th ( Railway ) Corps and in 1881 attached to the KRRC as a volunteer battalion, transferring in 1882 transferred to the Middlesex Regt and in 1890 becoming 3rd Volunteer Battalion Royal Fusiliers, which in 1908 became the 1/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), The County of London Regiment. A24.3
21st ( Empress of India's ) Lancers Officer's Matched Pair of Collar Badges, King's Crown A matched pair of die cast brass collar badges with two original loops to the reverse and with overlaid white metal (possibly silvered) roman numerals XXI. No damage to the lances points, and in very good condition. Circa 3cm tall. Scarce. A42.3
21st ( Empress of India's ) Lancers Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge In good condition with original slider. The lower white metal pennants are 'painted' on white metal rather than two part construction. This is typical of the construction used for other ranks' badges. They were designated lancers in 1897, and were awarded the VRI for the part they played at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when they were involved in one of the last and most costly mass cavalry charges in history. In 1922, the regiment merged with the 17th lancers, taking the the motto of the old 17th. K&K Vol 1 Fig. 797 refers On hold for Stephen
21st Alberta Hussars Pre 1914 Canadian Collar Badge A single brass collar badge to the 21st Alberta Hussars, with two original loops to reverse. Braising metal around lugs with heavily verdigris, but does not affect front. Circa 3,8m tall. Mazeas No MC 31 refers.
21st Army Group ( GHQ and L of C Troops ) Pair of Printed Formation Signs, later British Troops in France Removed from uniform, a nice pair of formation signs, printed blue cross on a red shield.
21st Lancers ( Empress of India's ) Large Pattern Officer's Gilt Brass Button Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, back-marked Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox St, London. Slight polishing to highpoints. Ripley No 50 refers.
21st Lancers Officer 's OSD Bronze Bap Badge - Blades A scarce OSD die cast bronze cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. No damage to lance tips or pennants. A scarce badge. A190.9
22nd ( Northumbrian ) Engineer Group ( T.A. ) Embroidered Formation Sign Flash 1st pattern embroidered. Circa 5cm by 5.5cm tall. In very good condition. Comm FB
22nd Queen's Westminsters Rifle Volunteer Corps White Metal Pouch Badge A die struck white metal pouch badge with two original screw posts to the reverse. Good sharp detail and a strong stiff badge. A crowned ( Victorian ) garter inscribed with " Queen's ( Westr. ) Rifle Volrs " with the portcullis as their central badge device - the principal charge of the City if Westminster. Later the 13th Westminsters. Circa 6cm tall and in very good condition. MHS Bulletin Vol VI no 22, Nov 1955, p35 and Figure 49 refers.
232nd Saskatchewan Overseas Battalion CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Cap Badge - Dingwall Pickled Brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Embossed with maker mark to reverse of crown " Dingwall ". Circa 4.5cm tall and 3.8cm wide. In very good condition. Babin E232 refers. The 232nd (Saskatchewan) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, the unit began recruiting in early 1916 in that town and the surrounding district. After sailing to England in April 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 15th Reserve Battalion on June 9, 1917. The 232nd (Saskatchewan) Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. R. P. Laurie.
23rd County of London Regiment Bi-metal Collar Badge, King' s Crown Bi metal with two original lugs and three braising holes to the reverse. Pre 1952. This variety has the "02" rather than "2" in the South Africa title circle. Churchill No 1989 refers.
23rd London Regiment Bi-coloured Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt Queen's crown, with original slider to the reverse maker marked JR Gaunt London. Slight wear to slider, otherwise in excellent condition.
249th ( Saskatchewan ) Battalion WW1 CEF Canadian Brass Shoulder Title A scarce battalion shoulder title to the 249th " Heads Up " Battalion. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1.3cm tall. Some tarnish but will clean up. The unit began recruiting in the autumn of 1916 throughout the province of Saskatchewan. After sailing to England in March 1918, the battalion was absorbed into the 15th Reserve Battalion, CEF upon arrival. The 249th Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. C. B. Keenlyside.
24th Lancers Officer's Large Gilt Button Scarce 24th Lancers Large Brass Button, 26mm in diameter. Fixed shank. Made by Gaunt, London. Slight rusting to steel reverse otherwise in excellent condition, and the photo does not do the gilt justice.
25th Battalion ( Rotherwick ) Hampshire ( H ) Home Guard Printed Cloth Designation Flash Removed from uniform and therefore worn condition. Scarce. A150.2
26th Gurkha Infantry Brigade Formation sign (large pattern) - white on green Printed, in unissued condition. Circa 6cm by 4.8cm. Some minor fraying to edges but otherwise in very good condition. Coll
27 Squadron Royal Air Force RAF Gulf War Desert Fromation Patch Desert issue arm patch for this fully-fledged Chinook helicopter squadron which has seen active service in recent times in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Circa 6.5cm square. In very good unissued condition. Coll
28th Battalion The London Regiment - The Artist Rifles Brass Cap Badge In gilding metal with good detail and with original slider to reverse. Very good condition. Circa 4.6cm tall. K&K Vol 1 No 1858 refers. This badge was designed by J.W. Wyon the famous medal designer who served as a private in the Corps. Unit raised as 38th Middlesex RV, renumbered 20th in 1880. Attached to Rifle Brigade in 1881. 1st April 1908 transferred to the new Territorial Force as 28th County of London (Artists Rifles). 1947 became 21 Special Air Service (Artists).
28th Battalion The London Regiment - The Artist Rifles Silver Plated Officer 's Cap Badge Die struck officer 's silver plated cap badge with two original silvered lugs to the reverse. Second pattern cap badge worn until 1952 when they adopted the SAS special forces cap badge. In excellent condition with sharp detail, silver dark toned. A great looking badge. A146.2
2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers other rank's white metal cap badge worn circa 1895 - 1902 Die struck with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.9cm tall by 2.5cm wide. Light polishing to highlights, some staining to left of grenade flames. Worn on FS cap. Scarce. Comm FB
2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers other rank's white metal cap badge worn circa 1895 - 1902 Die struck with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse; one lug bent over. Circa 3.9cm tall by 2.5cm wide. Light polishing to highlights. Worn on FS cap. Scarce. Comm FB.
2nd ( Nyasaland ) Battalion, Kings African Rifles ( KAR ) Hallmarked Silver QEII Officer's Cap / Collar Badge 2 KAR Officer's die cast silver badge, Birmingham hallmarks for 1959 (date letter 'K'), with orginal silver loops, in good condition with sharp detail. This badge faces the correct way for wear on the cap, but it is also the same size and design for the collar badges, which were worn in facing pairs on the collars. Circa 3.3cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol No 1, No.461 refers for collar (and as No.457 but for 2 KARs as a cap badge). A76.1
2nd ( Territorial ) Battalion The Monmouthshire Regiment, Wales Brass Shoulder Title, Wales A one piece shoulder title with three original lugs to the reverse and original backing plate with cotter pins. Post 1920. In excellent condition. Of Welsh interest. Westlake No 1482 refers B33.3
2nd ( Walker ) Corps Northumberland Rifle Volunteers Other Rank's Helmet Plate , circa 1880 - 1881 A universal pattern helmet plate with the title on the circle " 2nd NORTHUMBERLAND RIFLE VOLUNTEERS " with three original lugs to the reverse. Die stamped in white metal Circa 131mm tall and 106mm wide. Sharp detail and no damage to bugle and strings, but there are some very small stress fractures on the right of the central circle. Scarce as only worn September 1880 to circa June 1881, less than a year. Col. D. Wood No 110 refers.
2nd Battalion ( 76th Foot ) The Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding ) Regiment Gilt Band Pouch Badge A Gilt brass cast Band badge, very large, and scarce. Some slight spotting to gilt, with three original copper loops, circa 8cm wide by 7cm tall.
2nd Battalion ( Fifth ) Northumberland Fusiliers Colours and Drums Postally Used Postcard Some corner wear, especially to top right corner, but otherwise in very good condition for having gone through the postal system. Stamp bears cancellation mark for 23rd March 1910. Sent by Private 690 Frank Rickwood, A Coy, 2NF when at the Citadel, Dover, to his aunt. Note the Colour Sergeant on the left of the image wears a RHS medal on his right chest.
2nd Battalion British Honduras Regiment ( BH2 ) White Metal Shoulder Title - Scarce Small white metal shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.7cm wide and 1.1cm tall. In good condition, with minor twisting to lugs. British Honduras, now known as Belize since 1964. This item is not listed in either Renfrew et al, Vols 1 or 2. One for Vol 3 perhaps!
2nd Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment Silver Shooting Award Badge Fine and attractive shooting badge for one of the regular battalions of the Royal West Kents. Original pin fitting with clasp. Some dark toning to silver and traces of white polish. Horse finely engraved. Of excellent quality and a scarce regimental collectable. Circa 6cm tall.
2nd Dragoon Guards ( Bays ) Brass Other Ranks Collar Badge Brass die struck collars badge with some wear / polishing to highlights. Only one lug of two remaining. Circa 3cm wide.
2nd Dragoon Guards ( Queen 's Bays ) Pair of Officer 's Bullion Collar Badges attributed to Second Lieutenant H.J.G. Weld who was present at the Coronation of George VI Pair of officers king's crown padded bullion wire embroidered collar badges on a padded scarlet backing with paper backs, removed from uniform, slight colour variation and height, but a pair and both marked in red ink in a contemporary hand with the officer's name to the reverse. Circa 4.1cm and 4.3cm tall respectively. In excellent condition with some dulling to bullion with age. Weld was perhaps the last officer to provided a mounted escort. In 1935 they went on brigade training followed by army manoeuvres for the last time as a horsed regiment. The Inspector-General of Cavalry had told the regimental colonels that there was no longer any future for horsed cavalry and that they should convert to armoured vehicles. The process of conversion to light tanks began in Oct 1936. By March the next year they were down to 40 chargers and 53 Troop horses. They had at that time 10 light tanks, 20 tractors, 6 motorcycles and 15 trucks (15cwt Morris). The men had to retrain from being horsemen to drivers, mechanics and gunners. In May 1937 they provided an escort at the coronation of King George VI, 110 men and 7 officers, including a horse mounted Troop under 2nd Lt Weld. A35.1
2nd Dragoon Guards ( Queen's Bays ) Officer 's OSD Collar Badge Die cast bronze with two original lugs to the reverse. Kings crown. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 3.5cm tall and 2.9cm across. A87.11
2nd Dragoon Guards ( The Queen's Bays ) Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge A gilding metal cap badge, with good detail, original slider and strengthening bar to top of crown, as manufactured. For just over sixty years, the regiment wore the same plain pattern brass badge, differing only in the successive three crowns: the QVC (angular type), K/C Tudor Crown (a domed variety as worn in 1914), and the Q/C St Edward's Crown worn with the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 737 refers.
2nd Dragoon Guards ( The Queen's Bays ) Other Ranks Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge Die struck gilding metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse. K/C. Some verdigris reaction to the point where the slider has been attached. Slight trace to front. Sharp detail and in good condition. A good stiff badge. For just over sixty years, the regiment wore the same plain pattern brass badge, differing only in the successive three crowns: the QVC (angular type), K/C Tudor Crown (a domed variety as worn in 1914), and the Q/C St Edward's Crown worn with the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in 1952. Original slider
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) post 1909 NCO’s arm badge 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) post 1909 NCO’s arm badge. Die-cast white metal example. Crowned laurel wreath on “Pro Rege et Patria” scroll, old English “Bays” to voided centre. Three original loops to the reverse. Very good condition. A81.2
2nd Dragoons ( Royal Scots Greys ) Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge Slight polishing to the detail on the breast of the eagle otherwise in very good condition with original slider. This pattern was worn until 1971. The French pattern eagle and scroll ' Waterloo ' below commemorate the capture of the eagle of the 45th Regiment of Infantry who were decimated by the charge of the Royal Scots Greys. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 752 refers.
2nd King Edward VII 's Own Gurkha Rifles Medium Black Horn Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin London, some service wear.
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Lieutenant - Colonel 's Pair of Camouflage Rank Slides, pre 1994 In un-issued condition, matched pair. A135
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Lieutenant - Colonel 's Pair of Cloth Rank Insignia Worn from circa 1952 - 1994. Padded and in unissued condition.
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Lieutenant - Colonel 's Rank Slide, pre 1994 Second Goorkhas. In excellent unworn condition.
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Major - General 's Camouflage Rank Slide, pre 1994 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Major - General 's Camouflage Rank Slide, pre 1994. In un-issued condition. A135
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Track Suit Embroidered Badge, pre 1994 In unissued condition. Worn pre 1994.
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Waist Belt Plate Clasp, pre 1994 Mint WBC (still in its tissue paper and only extracted for photographing). It is of polished chromed metal, two part construction. Post WW2 the regiment served in Malaya, Hong Kong and Brunei until 1994 when it was amalgamated with the other three British Army Gurkha regiments to form the Royal Gurkha Rifles. It was the only Gurkha regiment which did not have Khukuri on its cap badge. A135.15
2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles Blackened Brass Cap Badge The 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army before being transferred to the British Army on India's independence in 1947. The 4th Battalion joined the Indian Army as the 5th Battalion, 8th Gurkha Rifles (Sirmoor Rifles), where it exists to this day. As part of the British Army, the regiment served in Malaya, Hong Kong and Brunei until 1994 when the regiment was amalgamated with the other three British Army Gurkha regiments to form the Royal Gurkha Rifles. It is the only Gurkha regiment which did not have Khukuri on its cap badge. Purchased from the Ghurkha museum shop in the 1980's, this is blackened brass, but brass is thin and typical of this era. Original item, with original slider. In very good condition
2nd King Edward's Horse Brass Shoulder Title Slightly hammered looking finish with minor service wear and two original lugs. Westlake No 205 refers.
2nd Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge K&K Vol 1, Fig. 728 refers. The First and Second Life Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards ( 1st & 2nd ). Currently Out of Stock.
2nd Shropshire ( Supplementary ) Militia George III Officer's short lived small open back gilt button, circa 1798 - 1805 only 2nd Shropshire Militia rare George III Officer’s small gilt open-back coatee button, 1798 -1805 only. Wide border with crown flanked by “2 B” over ‘M’ resting on ‘Shropshire’scroll. Circa 16mm in diameter, with fixed and original shank. Slight wear to gilt but amazing condition for age. Worn during the Revolutionary / Napoleonic Wars. The 2nd Shropshire Militia, also known as the Supplementary Militia, was set up in April 1798 and disbanded in September 1799. In 1803 it was reformed and an extract from the London Gazette dated the 25th of February 1804 lists Richard Lyster as Colonel and James Winton as Adjutant and Brevet Captain in June 1803. Some of the Shropshire Militia served in Scotland or Ireland to free regular soldiers to fight overseas. On the 1st of August 1805 the 2nd merged with the 1st Regiment of Shropshire Militia at Ipswich (source http://ghgraham.org/text/jameswinton_WO25.html). ****** Stolen in the post in the USA, please advise if you see this on sale, thanks, The Quartermaster *****
2nd Somerset Rifle Volunteers NCOs Cross Belt and Pouch complete with badges and whistle fittings Scarce Victorian N.C.O.'s brown leather cross-belt and pouch complete with all fittings (except missing one nut from the two which secure the whistle housing). The cross-belt plate being a strung bugle to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title, 2nd.Battn.Somerset Rifle Volunteers,within a wreath of laurel. The belt is complete with the lion-head boss and two-strand chain connected to the whistle and holder. The pouch has the original tinned liner and bears the rifle volunteers strung bugle. Whistle has only one of two screw-bolts to the reverse, otherwise all present and correct, and the leather work is remains supple but with signs of much service wear and with a few scuff marks and small tear to the inside leather, which does not detract as it is not visible. Scarce. Due to issues posting textiles to the USA, I am unable to post this across the pond. A111
2nd South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers ( RVC ) Officer's Large Button - Scarce maker Scarce maker :J Ascher. Blackened brass button with strong fixed shank. Some wear to finish on highpoints. Good condition. Circa 23mm in diameter.
2nd VB DLI Durham Light Infantry Set of three dessert / cake knives and matching forks An attractive plated dessert knife and forks, with bone handles and decorative patterns to the metalwork. Each knife blade bears the crest of the Bishop Auckland headquartered 2nd VB DLI. See the Shoulder Belt Plate of the same unit included here for comparative purposes only - it is not part of the sale. Sold as antiques but they would still grace any dining table! Knifes circa 21cm long and forks 18cm long. Not dishwasher safe!!! Comm FB
2nd Vol. Bn Somerset Light Infantry Officer's Cap / Collar badge Officer's white metal left facing collar badge of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion with two original loops to reverse. Churchill claims it was also worn on the peaked cap. Good condition. Churchill No 440 refers.
2nd Volunteer Battalion Essex Regiment Glengarry Badge pre 1902 A Victorian, blackened brass, glengarry badge for the 2nd Volunteer Battalion of the Essex Regiment with two original dark lugs to the reverse (east and west). HQ at Colchester.
2nd Volunteer Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers ( KOSB ) embroidered epaulette, circa 1887 - 1908 The 2nd (Berwickshire) Volunteer Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers had their origins in the Berwickshire Rifle Volunteers. In 1881 they became a Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Scots, but were transferred to the KOSB in 1887 as the 2nd (Berwickshire) Volunteer Battalion. A scarce embroidered title, removed from uniform . Colours bright and with no moth.
2nd Volunteer Battalion Royal Warwickshire regiment Victorian Glengarry Badge A white metal glengarry badge to the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment with Victorian Crown, With two loops to the reverse. In great condition.
2nd Volunteer Battalion The South Wales Borderers ( SWB ) Victorian Officer's Silver Plated Pouch Belt Badge - Samuel Brothers A stunning officer's silver plated pouch belt badge, worn circa 1881 - 1902, with four screw fittings and original retaining nuts to the reverse. The matched backplate is stamped "Samuel Brothers, Outfitters, London. In excellent condition, with no damage or repairs. Circa 8.5cm tall and 6.8cm wide.
2nd Volunteer Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment Victorian Other Rank's White Metal Glengarry Badge In very good condition with three original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Circa 70mm tall. Worn circa 1887 - 1901.
2nd Volunteer Bn Somerset Light Infantry Collar Badges - Facing pair Facing pair and a good match. Two original lugs on each (north-south), pre 1908 issue. Only partially voided, but look like unissued condition. Sold to Phil
3 Colourful WW1 Empire Day Certificates awarded to children of the Fernie Family - 1915 School children were rewarded for providing comforts to the troops and sailors on active service. These certificates measure circa 20 x 13 cm in size and are printed on paper. Some minor creases and one small tear but otherwise in very good condition and bright. Two of the certificates are named to Lily Fernie and the third to Albert Fernie. They were acquired by in Gateshead so suspect they have a North East connection. Scarce. Coll.
31st Regiment of Punjab Native Infantry High Gilt Officers Medium Pattern Button High Gilt Victorian Officers 31st Punjab Native Infantry Medium sized button with fixed shank. Backmarked Hobson & Sons, London W. Circa 18mm in diameter. A lovely button. Vendor stated it belonged to Lt Col James L. O'Bryen who was killed at Malakand.
32nd Royal Engineers Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title 32 Engineer Regiment derives its heritage from the engineer tank units, christened 'Hobart's Funnies' after their creator Major General Sir Percy Hobart, that proved vital to the Commonwealth Sectors during the D Day Landings. Edge fraying but otherwise a nice clean example.
37th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers NCO 's Blackened Pouch Belt Badge, pre 1880 Die struck NCO 's pouch belt badge with two original srew posts to the reverse. A scroll below with the letters GGB in old English style. Circa 6.5cm tall. In very good condition. Pre 1880. The 37th St Giles and St George 's Bloomsbury or " G.G.B. " became the 19th Middlesex RV Corps in 1880 and in 1908 was amalgmated with the 1st Victoria Rifle Volunteer Corps to form the 9th London Regiment. A124.7
37th Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery ( Tyne Electrical Engineers ) WW2 cloth formation sign 37th Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery ( Tyne Electrical Engineers ) WW2 cloth formation sign. Yellow lighthouse embroidered on black felt. Served in France with BEF in 1940, Middle East 1942-43 . Circa 37mm tall. Scarce. Of Northumberland / North East interest. A81.28
38 Seringapatam Battery 40th Regiment of Royal Artillery cloth formation flash / sign Black on olive green rectangle, white backing, has pen written on the reverse identifying it, but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 3cm tall and 5.1cm wide.
38th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers ( Artists ) Pouch Belt Badge (1860 - 1881) Large blackened brass die struck pouch belt badge with two original screw posts and one original retaining nut remaining. It depicts The heads of Mars and Minerva and the motto to the centre of a wreath of laurel, with a flat-topped crown, and "MR-38" cypher and the scroll "Artists" above. The 38th Middlesex Rifles were re-numbered as the 20th. Middlesex RVC in 1881. Circa 8cm tall and cm wide. In very good condition. The unit was organised in London in 1859 by Edward Sterling, an art student, and comprised various professional painters, musicians, actors, architects and others involved in creative endeavours; a profile it strove to maintain for some years. On 28 February 1860 it was embodied as the 38th Middlesex (Artists') Rifle Volunteer Corps, with headquarters at Burlington House< London. Its first commanders were the painters Henry Wyndham Phillips and Frederic Leighton. The unit's badge, designed by J. W. Wyon, shows the heads of the Roman gods Mars and Minerva in profile. Until 1914 the regimental uniform was light grey with black facings. Gradually, the voluntary recruitment basis of the regiment broadened to include professions other than artistic ones. By 1893, lawyers and architects made up 24% of the unit, doctors followed with 10% and civil engineers 6%. Sculptors and painters only totalling about 5%, suggesting military life did not suit the bohemian lifestyle of many late Victorian artists.
39th Signal Regiment, Royal Signals, Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Smaller than usual on khaki backing, a red sword on a white shield with a red border. In very good condition with no moth or damage. Unissued condition. Circa 4cm tall and 3.5cm tall. Scarce. Morris, Vol 2, pp70-71 Comm GrH
3rd ( Administrative ) Suffolk Battalion Large Pattern White Metal Button, 1860 - 1877 3rd ( Administrative ) Suffolk Battalion, Rifle Volunteers Victorian white metal button VR within title strap. Circa 23mm in diameter, back-marked Firmin & Sons. London. Fixed shank. In good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. The 3rd Admin Battalion was formed in November 1860 and headquartered at Halewsworth, and incorporated the 4th ( Bungay ), 7th ( Halesworth ), 9th ( Aldborough ), 14th ( Beccles ), 15th ( Wrentham ) and 17th ( Lowestoft ) Suffolk Rifle Volunteer Corps. HQ moved to Lowestoft in 1865 and the Battalion was broken up in 1877. A81.21
3rd ( Glamorgan ) Volunteer Battalion, The Welsh Regiment, White Metal Shoulder Title with original backing plate Scarce white metal (some staining) one piece shoulder title badge to the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, the Welsh Regiment on original backing plate. Original lugs to reverse, all present, but the top one has some damage and misshaping although still functional. HQ Singleton Street Drill Hall, Swansea, Wales.
3rd ( Prince of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge ( Type 1 - Flat Topped 3) A good strong badge with original slider (some initials lightly scratched to the reverse of slider), with large circular sweat/ braising hole behind the coronet. Sharp detail. In 1914, the Regiment wore set of three white metal plumes and motto, brass coronet and scroll. although two different strikes used varying patterns of the numeral '3', one flat-topped and the other rounded. This is not signifcant and probably accounted for by just different makers. In 1922 they merged with the Carabiniers ( 6th Dragoon Guards ), but it was not until 1929 that the new combined badge was adopted, with each squadron retaining its separate regimental badge until that year. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 738 (flat-topped '3') refers.
3rd ( Prince of Wales's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge ( Type 2 - Round 3) Round ' 3 ' variety with original slider and with good detail. In 1914, the Regiment wore set of three white metal plumes and motto, brass coronet and scroll. although two different strikes used varying patterns of the numeral '3', one flat-topped and the other rounded. This is probably accounted for by just different makers. In 1922 they merged with the Carabiniers ( 6th Dragoon Guards ), but it was not until 1929 that the new combined badge was adopted, with each squadron retaining its separate regimental badge until that year. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 739 (rounded '3') refers. A117.2
3rd / 4th Essex Rifle Volunteer Corps Mess Dress Pattern Collar Badge Right facing head on eagle. Two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. 2.5cm tall. Some aged to it, possibly silver plated, sharp detail. Churchill No 1238 refers.
3rd Battalion the Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Corps WM Glengarry Badge A white metal glengarry badge to the 3rd Norfolk Rifle Volunteer Corps. With two original lugs to the reverse. Some wear to lugs 5.6cm tall by 5cm wide. Pre 1908. Very good condition.
3rd Carabiniers ( Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards ) scarce OR’s large cast bi-metal pagri badge, post 1922 Well made and heavy cast example of two part construction following design of the cap badge but much larger with original slider to the reverse. Circa 4.8cm tall. An attractive item. The 3rd Carabiniers were in India from the mid-1930s. A81.25
3rd Carabiniers ( Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards ) White Metal Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge In very good condition with fully functional pin fittings. Looks to have originally been a cap badge from the size. Circa 3.8cm tall. A85.2
3rd Dragoon Guards ( 3DG ) / 10th Royal Hussars Officer 's Large Silver Plated and Gilt Collar Badge A heavy and superior quality die cast collar badge with sharp detail and gilt very bright. Two original lugs to the reverse. In excellent condition. Circa 3.3cm tall. A146.1(2) Sold to Phil
3rd Dragoon Guards ( 3DG ) Officer 's Large Silver Plated and Gilt Collar Badge - Gaunt A heavy die cast collar badge with sharp detail and gilt very bright. Two original lugs to the reverse. Crescent JR Gaunt London to the reverse. Lovely item (or possibly 10th Hussars too ). A146.1 Sold to Phil
3rd Dragoon Guards Officer 's Matched Pair of Sterling Silver Collar Badges A heavy and quality die cast sterling silver matched pair of officer's collar badges of two part construction with applied brass coronets. The condition apart from the coronet on one which has the two outer coronet tips missing (see photo), is superb with the silver dark toned, two original lugs to the reverse of each, both stamped ' sterling silver ' and one marked Gaunt London. Each collar badge is circa 3.3cm tall and 3.7cm wide. Possibly also worn by 10th Royal Hussars. A140.4 Sold to Phil
3rd Dragoon Guards Officer's Large Gilt Button - Unusual Maker - Hamburger & Co London An early large pattern high domed button, 26mm in diameter, fixed shank with gilt dulled but in good condition with sharp detail. Reverse maker marked Hamburger & Co, London.
3rd East Yorkshire Regiment of Local Militia Officer's Gilt Coatee Button, circa 1808 - 1816 In stunning condition with open back and fixed shank, no maker marks. Circa 18mm in diameter. Comm FB
3rd King 's Own Hussars Matched Pair of Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Titles In good condition with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each. Westlake No 84 refers. A192.5
3rd King's African Rifles ( KAR ) Anodised Arabic Numeral Cap Badge - Firmin With original slider backstamped Firmin, London. In very good condition. Some light scratches, but looks better than the photos. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 463 refers (but in aa)
3rd King's Own Hussars Car Mascot Badge Large item, with chrome and enamel, both in good condition. An attractive item. Sold to Charles Davies Esq, cheque received with thanks
3rd Militia Battalion Prince Albert's Own ( Somerset Light Infantry ) White Metal Cap Badge Die struck and in very good condition with original slider. Circa 4cm tall. The laurel spray on the scroll was worn by the 3rd (Militia) Battalion of the Regiment until 1908 (Gaylor page 64 refers).
3rd Royal Lancashire Militia Forage Cap Badge, circa 1858 An original die struck scroll with two original and dark toned lugs to the reverse. Usually worn with a separate left facing ribboned bugle above, sadly no longer present. Superb conditon.
3rd Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery ( Ulster ) Irish Embroidered Cloth Title Embroidered. Damage to backing cloth, but scarce and original. Northern Ireland interest. Condition reflected in the price.
3rd Volunteer Battalion ( V.B. ) ( Carnarvon ) Royal Welsh Fusiliers ( RWF ) White Metal Cap Badge, Blades, Wales A die struck white metal cap badge with sharp detail and four original and flexible blades to the reverse. Worn 1897 - 1908. Of Welsh interest. Became the 6th ( Territorial Force ) Battalion in 1908. Formed in 1897 from Carnarvonshire and Flintshire companies. Scarce. B30.4
3rd Volunteer Battalion DLI Durham Light Infantry ( Sunderland ) and 15th Imperial Yeomanry Boer War Tribute Medallion Medal Looks to be gilt on copper, small medallion with suspension ring. About 7 out of 10 condition. Circa 23mm in diameter. Photos taken with and without flash as without the flash it has a slightly dull appearance. Scarce.
3rd Volunteer Battalion Somerset Light Infantry Officer's Collar Badge Two original dark toned lugs, silver plated officer's collar badge, also worn in the field service cap bugle facing to the left (or to front if on cap). Great condition and attractive, with sharp detail. Circa 2.9cm tall. Churchill No 442 refers.
3rd Volunteer Battalion Warwicks Warwickshire Rifle Club Lapel Badge Horseshoe button hole fixing, no maker's mark, looks to be chrome rather than silver plate, some minor wear to plate on the antelope, enamel in undamaged condition, circa 21mm in diameter. Scarce volunteer corps item.
42nd ( Lancashire ) Division ( TA ) Embroidered / Woven Formation Sign Removed from uniform but in good condition with no damage. Circa 5cm x 4.6cm Davis No 81 refers. B31.7
42nd or 92nd Highlanders ( Gordon Highlanders / Black Watch ) Large Officer' s Hallmarked Silver Badge An atttractive and large die cast female sphinx on a tablet with engraved Egypt below. Single screw / nut fixing to the reverse. Circa 5.8cm wide and 4.2cm tall. Sterling Silver hallmarks to bottom front right of tablet. Slight crack to one side of upright tail, not visible from the front. Also at some point it appears to have been converted from three fixing loops to the reverse, which has two neatly filled holes to either side of the tablet with solder, however, the hallmarks have been partially obliterated by this, date letter no longer visible. A early badge of some quality, not able to identify whether this is 42nd or 92nd Highlanders, but in any event would make a great display item despite its apparent modifications. Possibly worn on the feather bonnet, then adapted for the pouch, or wear on a Drum Major's sash. Any information welcome. Scarce. A185.12
43rd ( Monmouthshire Light Infantry ) Officers Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ), pre 1881 - attributed to Lieutenant - General Colville K.C.B. Matching bench marks ( no 6 to both), gilt rubbed and the reverse has contemporary engraved details of the officer attributed to the belt clasp, and old "sticky tape" marks. [Attributed to Lt.Gen. Sir Fiennes Middleton Colville K.C.B. Colville was severely wounded in the New Zealand Maori Wars in 1865, returning home in 1875 to command the 43rd Light Infantry. He "retired" in command of the Welsh Border Infantry Volunteers. He died in 1917. Above are the bare facts, but they hide a fascinating history. To see a picture of the recipient and the mystery surrounding his missing arm, see the following URL; http://photo-sleuth.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/fiennes-middleton-colvile-48th-regiment.html Remember also to read parts 2 ( Part 2: Duck Shoot at Maketu ), 3, 4, and 5 at the above site. With regard to his shooting with one hand, this is not so hard to believe. his obituary remarks that his hobbies were shooting and gardening. As to "duck" hunting with one arm, this is entirely feasible as quite often punt guns were used. Worthy of much more research, and it would be great to reunite this item with his medals. Family name is also spelt Colevile. Cheque received, many thanks.
43rd Light Infantry Original Other Ranks Brass Pre- territorial Glengarry Badge 1855 - 1881 Yellow brass with two original brass lugs (east -west), an absolute cracker from an impeccable source. Strong original badge, not a Fox or later copy. Sharp detail. 5cm call and 5.5cm wide. K&K Vol 1, No 498 refers.
43rd Monmouthshire Light Infantry Regiment of Foot Officers Coatee Skirt Tail Ornament Silver bullion embroidery on a dark green cloth background, Slight stitching faults to the bugle horn otherwise in fabulous condition for age. Circa 6cm tall and 5.6cm wide. Lovely condition. If memory serves me in 1836 the British Army dropped silver bullion for gold bullion, but in any event pre1855. Rare. B13.2
44th Home Counties Division Typed Account of their war in North Africa - Cairo to Carthage 7 pages of typed foolscap notes written from the perspective of the 44th Home Counties Division and the Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment. Some ink stains, yellowing and fading and minor damage to the bottom edge of some papers, but all entirely legible for the most part and a fascinating read.
46th Canadian Militia Durham Regiment Brass Shoulder Title, pre 1914 Scarce brass shoulder title with makers details for Ellis and the dated 1913 to the reverse and two original flat style circular lugs. A beaver upon the motto scroll, " Semper Paratus " and the number "46" below. Circa 4.7cm wide and 2.7cm tall. Scarce. A190.3
47th ( London ) Territorial Infantry Division Woven Cloth Formation Sign - 2nd Pattern Rectangular, circa 5.2cm by 4cm. In very good condition. The red bells on black background. Comm FB
48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade Formation sign, 2nd pattern - Black on Red This is the 2nd ( last ) pattern and quite scarce to find in my experience. Acquired from a former Gurkha officer. Printed and removed from uniform. Circa 6cm by 5,2cm. In very good condition. Coll
48th South Midland Division Combination Formation Sign Woven cloth combination formation sign, in very good condition. Embroidered example of the red and blue Macaw with three red battalion stripes below. The 48th Division was a training unit for the Home Forces and mostly made up of Territorial units from Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Comm FB
49th ( West Riding ) Infantry Division metal formation sign worn prior to 1939 Scarce large die-stamped white metal rose on screw post with brass securing nut with milled rim, maker marked JR Gaunt London. Circa 3.5cm in diameter including backing plate. Very good condition. Coll
4th ( Territorial ) Battalion Ox & Bucks Light Infantry Brass Shoulder Title A one piece shoulder title to the 4th Territorial Bn. Ox & Bucks L. I.. In good condition complete with 3 original lugs. Circa 3.2cm tall and 4.1cm wide. Westlake No 267 refers
4th ( Territorial ) Battalion Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment Large Brass One Piece Shoulder Title With all three original lugs. Circa 8.1cm tall and 5.6cm wide. Brass is dulled but otherwise in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. Westlake 1491a refers.
4th ( Territorial ) Battalion Seaforth Highlanders Brass Shoulder Title Westlake lists this but missing the T above for Territorial. This has been neatly removed at some point, otherwise in good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Worn only circa 1908 - 1922 when it merged with the 5th Bn. Westlake No 1368 refers. A192.10
4th ( Uganda ) King's African Rifles ( KAR ) Officer's Silver Pagri Cap Badge - Maker marked Dobbies A rare officer's solid silver cap badge (stamped silver) with original pin fitting for wear on the pagri. Also has a small loop fitted for a safety chain, no longer present. Maker marked Dobbies Ltd on the reverse. See Renfrew et al, Vol 1, page 97 for a photograph of an officer wearing this pattern in his cap. Circa 4.3cm tall. I believe Dobbies were a South African jewellers. I have seen another badge made by them, a 1941 dated South African Air Force pilot's wing. Sold to RS A28
4th ( Uganda ) Battalion King's African Rifles ( KAR ) Officer's OSD Cap Badge, pre 1930 Raised in 1902, this is the pre 1930 pattern. with both the Arabic numeral for the number 4 in the centre of the bugle and the number 4 below. Die cast in bronze, originally blackened, with two original integral lugs to the reverse. The K on King appears to have been miss-struck otherwise in good condition. Very scarce.
4th / 5th / 6th Battalions ( Territorial ) Suffolk Regiment Bi Metal Cap Badge Bi metal cap badge with original slider. Brass is dark toned and it has the odd spot of verdigris. Good condition and seen some service wear. A141.3
4th / 5th Territorial Battalion Prince Alberts Somerset Light Infantry SLI White Metal Cap Badge Good strong die struck large pattern white metal badge with original slider. The scroll with the South Africa 1900-01 as worn by the territorial battalions. Some polishing has eroded the detail of the bricks on the crown, but otherwise good condition. K&K, Vol. 1, No 1711 refers.
4th / 7th DG Dragoon Guards Officer's Brass Shoulder Title Circa 4.3cm by 0.9cm tall (excluding the slash), this is the smaller pattern as worn by officers, the RSM and the Bandmaster. Two original lugs to the reverse. Good condition but signs of service wear. Westlake No 55 refers. Sold to Phil
4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Large Pattern Brass Button, 1922 on Circa 26mm in diameter. Shank is not fixed as such, with movement, but no maker's details. In good condition. A112 (1/8)
4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Officer 's Silver Plated Forage Cap Badge A quality two part construction die cast example which is stamped "P" silver plated to the reverse. Two long copper silver plated loops to the reverse, but most of the plate has worn off the loops. Some scratching to the reverse and retaining wire could have been a better replacement, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4.4cm square. B15.2
4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Senior NCO's White Metal Arm Badge Interestingly in the 4/7th Dragoon Guards and as was the tradition in both the 4th and 7th DG prior to 1922, junior NCOs did not wear the arm badge. So this is relatively scarce compared to some other cavalry regiments. This issue was post WW2 and worn until 1969 when it was replaced by an anodised version of this pattern. Circa 48mm tall and wide, two original loops (E-W) which are 29mm apart. In excellent condition. Linaker & Dine 15.1 (type B) refers.
4th Battalion ( Territorial ) The Border Regiment White Metal Cap Badge White metal die struck cap badge with original slider, similar to the 5th Battalion cap badge, but the South Africa honour surrounding the numeral '4' dated '1900 - 02'. The three part scroll read ' Border - Cumberland & Westmoreland - Regiment '. A very attractive striking of this badge with sharp detail. A141.2
4th Bombay Grenadiers Indian Bi - metal Pagri Grenade Cap Badge Large cast brass grenade with applied white metal (probably silver) horse with original long pin fixings to rear. Indian made for wear on sun helmet. Some polishing to detail on front but it has a lovely patina. 5,5cm tall with flattish flames.
4th Bombay Grenadiers Indian Bi - metal Pagri Grenade Cap Badge (small pattern) Small cast brass grenade with applied white metal (probably silver) horse with original long pin fixing to rear. Indian made. Some polishing to detail on front but it has a lovely patina, horse facing right. Circa 3.5cm tall with flat flames. The larger grenade is included for comparison purposes only and is for sale elsewhere (item 57287).
4th Durham Rifle Volunteers Other Ranks Helmet , circa 1880 - 1887 A scarce maltese cross pattern blackened helmet plate with three original lugs to the reverse. Would have been worn with a red velvet backing cloth. In very good condition, only obvious defect being a slight twisting to one edge of the cross arm on the left closest to crown (see final photo), but now I am being picky! Scarce. The rifle volunteer companies of the 1st Administrative Battalion ( Durham City, Beamish, Chester-le-street, Birtley and the Felling Corps ) under the colonelcy of the Earl of Durham and the command of Lieut-Col Joicey (Beamish Corps) were re-designated as the 4th Durham Rifle Volunteers in the 1880 reorganisation. In 1887 they were redesignated as the 4th Volunteer Battalion, DLI. B16.4
4th Egyptian Infantry Headdress Brass Cap Badge See Volume 2 of the highly recommended "British Colonial Badges Volume II" by Barry Renfrew et al, as item no 2294. Two original fixing posts to the reverse which have rusted. Circa 2.9cm tall. Missing its black square backing cloth. Circa 1890. May also have been worn by 4th Sudanese Infantry. This pattern, but with different fixings was worn in brass by 4th KAR.
4th Foot / King 's Own Lancaster Regiment Officer 's Mufti Blue Frock Coat Button, c.1836 - 1846 A very scarce gilt button, two piece constuction, fixed shank, back marked Jennens & Co, London. A small demi-ball button at circa 13mm in diameter. Gilt bright, in extremely good condition. The cypher on most of these buttons were extremely hard to read, but this one is simple with the letters KOR entwined below a Victorian crown. In the mid 19th Century officers of many regiments wore high quality style buttons on blue frock coats; sometimes referred to as Mufti buttons. Usually found in two sizes, 20mm and 13mm. This is the smaller of the two.
4th Jersey Militia Officer’s gilt open back coatee button circa 1815-40. A good example by Bodley Etty & Bodley London. Complete with shank. Circa 19mm in diameter. In good condition.
4th New Zealand Rifle ( NZR ) Regiment Bronze Cap Badge Bronze die struck cap badge with original slider. Circa 2.6cm tall and 3.5cm wide, In very good condition with sharp detail. Corbett page 206 refers.
4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards Bi-Metal Cap Badge Good condition with original lugs and three braising holes to reverse of scroll.
4th Volunteer Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - Summer Camp Pre 1909 original postcard photograph of volunteer battalion Scottish soldiers on their annual summer camp. Unit can be discerned from the epaulette markings. Grubby and worn with an ink spot, but a scarce early photo of this unit.
5 R. I. - 5th Rand Infantry ? South African Embroidered Woven Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition. Comm FB
50 Field Squadron Royal Engineers ( RE ) Blue on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform a scarce embroidered blue on red shoulder title, Royal Engineers / 50. In very good condition. See http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/royal-engineers/squadrons/50-squadron.html B33.2
50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Eighth Army / Second Army Enamel & Chrome OCA Lapel Pin Badge on Original Card In very good condition with no damage to the enamel and pin fully functional. Still mounted on its original card (this is quite badly worn). Made by the London Badge & Button Company. Battle honours listed on circlet for 1939 - 45 : Cyprus, Iraq, Gazala, Alamein, Mareth, Sicily, D - Day Gold Beach. Comm FB
50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Woven TT formation sign, in very good condition. Circa 4.5cm square. The 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division was a first-line Territorial Army Division. It fought with distinction in Europe and North Africa, and were present at the Normandy landings. Comm FB On hold for Phill
51st ( Highland ) Division Formation Sign - Scottish interest Early pattern embroidered red thread on royal blue felt backing. Believed to date from WW1 rather WW2 given its source. 47cm by 4.5cm. Worn condition (as removed from uniform).
51st King 's Own Light Infantry Regimental Paper Crest Small Victorian embossed paper crest for this famous northern regiment glued to paper card. Cut from an album. Pre 1881. Coll.
52nd Foot ( Oxfordshire Light Infantry ) - Comparison between an original glengarry badge and a modern copy I thought this pictorial comparison may be of interest to collectors as collecting glengarry badges, which have reproduced by Fox in the late Victorian period and by others since the 1970s onwards, is an area fraught with uncertainty. Things to note in particular are the colour of the brass, the metal used for the retaining loops, the shape of the numerals and the colour of the reverse, plus the fineness of the design of the ribbon top and the tassels. Any observations welcome and may be included here.
52nd Foot ( Oxfordshire Light Infantry ) Officer's Medium Brass Button, pre 1881 Firmins Ld, London, Fixed shank. 19mm in diameter. Detail sharp, circa 1855-1881.
54th Infantry Division Embroidered Silk Cloth Formation Sign Badge Some creasing (will press out with a light iron with a damp cloth), otherwise in good condtion. Slight traces of bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH Code: 55255Price: 6.00 GBP
5th (TF) West Yorkshire ( Yorks ) Regiment Brass Shoulder Title A brass shoulder title to the 5th (TF) West Yorks Regt, 3 original square lugs to the reverse. Good condition. Westlake No 883 refers.
5th Cinque Ports Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regt Officer's gilt mess dress button A gilt 23mm open backed button with strong fixed shank to the reverse and maker's backmark Firmin & Sons Ld., London. Gilt bright and in near mint condition.
5th Dragoon Guards ( VDG ) Other Ranks Cap Badge converted to Pin fitting perhaps for wear as a sweetheart Slider neatly removed and it has been professionally fitted with a pin and c clasp fitting. Sharp detail. Conversion to brooch fitting reflected in price. Comm StF
5th Dragoon Guards Other Rank's Cap Badge A great badge with original slider. Attempted scrating of name to slider, presumably by the owner to protect it from "army rules!"
5th Dragoon Guards Silver Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Fair bit of service wear evident but generally good condition. Slider marked Smith & Wright Ltd. Traces of paper sticker to reverse of slider which will clean off.
5th Fusiliers ( Northumberland Fusiliers ) Officer's Large Brass Button, pre 1881 This is an original Large Victorian Officers Button of the 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. It measures 25mm in Diameter. It is made by Firmin & Sons of London and is in good condition with shaft undamaged and intact, but some polishing to the detail from service wear. Ripley Ref 91 (St George facing left)
5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Officer 's Silver & Gilt Collar Badge - Gaunt A single officers two piece construction silver & gilt collar badge to the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. With 2 original loops to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Stamped S for silver. Circa 2.3cm tall. Some minor wear to high points on the gilt scroll otherwise in very good condition. Churchill & Westlake No 9 refers. B28.22 Sold to PG
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards NCO 's White Metal Arm Badge - Stamped Firmin London Die struck white metal version, post 1930 issue as worn by the amalgamated regiment ( with 6th Inniskilling Dragoons). Maker marked Firmin London on reverse. Two original short loops the the reverse. Initially it was worn without a backing cloth. Circa 6.5cm wide from hoof to hoof. Not seen a Firmin version before. Not listed as a maker in Linaker & Dine.
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Officer 's silver and gilt collar badge A quality and heavy single die cast silver & gilt collar badge with two silvered loops to the reverse, which is also stamped 'S' for Silver Plate. Churchill & Westlake No 9 refers. A167.5
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Officer's Frosted Silver and Gilt Collar Badges A very attractive facing and matched pair of frosted silver and gilt officer's collar badges. With the more modern pin fittings to the reverse (missing retaining clips, so watch your fingers, these are sharp!). Circa 2.4cm tall and 2.3cm wide. Worn pre 1992.
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards White Metal Cap Badge, King's Crown A white metal die cast cap badge to the 5th Dragoon Guards. With original slider to the reverse. Pre 1953. Good condition. K&K Vol.1 No 745 refers.
5th West York Militia Officer's Silver Plated Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) - Also of Yorkshire Regiment ( Green Howards ) Interest A rare, silvered, waist-belt clasp for an officer of The 5th West York Militia with matching benchmarks ( No 1). In excellent condition with some tarnishing. Raised in 1853. In 1881, the 5th West Yorks Militia became the 3rd Militia Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment ( Green Howards ). See Hayes "The Constitutional Force" p.295). A24.1
61st Prince of Wales 's Own Pioneers Officer 's Bi Metal Pagri Badge, 1906 - 1910 only, Gaunt A large and attractive bi-metal pagri badge to the 61st Prince of Wales 's Own Pioneers, 1906 - 1910 only, JR Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London stamped in a crescent to the reverse. Original clasp and pin fitting (point of pin dulled to a flat point), and with two braising / sweat holes behind the pin fitting. In very good condition and with sharp detail. Circa 5.9cm tall and 6.3cm wide. Scarce. Prior to from 1903 to 1906, the unit was known as the 61st Madras Pioneers. Post accession of King George V in 1911, as the 61st King George's Own Pioneers.
63rd Gurkha Division / Brigade formation cloth printed formation designation sign Printed white crossed kukris on a black background, attributed to 63rd Gurkha Brigade. Removed from uniform, some edge wear. The 63rd were disbanded in 1962. Comm GrH
63rd Halifax Rifles ( Militia ) of Canada Brass Pouch Badge A very attractive but thin die struck brass Canadian pouch badge, with two large copper loops to the reserve (north-south). Some polishing to highpoints. Circa 5cm tall. Scarce. Mazeas Ref No PB 221 refers.
67th ( Welch ) Search Light Regiment Royal Artillery ( Territorial Army ) Embroidered Formation Sign A white embroidered owl picked out in red on a small diamond, left side blue and right side red. Circa 3.5cm square. In good condition, removed from uniform. Incorrectly identified as 76th Regiment on the reverse, but this is easily removed. The 67th (Welch Regt.) Searchlight Regiment was formed from 6th Battalion the Welsh Regiment. Comm FB
68th ( 1st Bn DLI ) Light Infantry Officer's Medium Pattern Gilt Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, backmarked Jennens & Co London. Gilt finish is back to the brass, with slight traces of metal polish, some polishing to the highpoints, otherwise in good condition. Worn circa 1855 - 1881. Ripey No 157 refers.
68th ( 1st Bn DLI ) Light Infantry Other Ranks Glengarry Badge, 1874 - 1881 An original and very clean heavy die struck version of this original glengarry badge, as worn by the predecessors of the 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry, the 68th Light Infantry Regiment. Two strong and original brass loops to the reverse (one larger and longer in the mouth of the bugle), and correctly positoned. A copper tone to it rather than a yellow gilding metal, but spot on nevertheless. Circa 5cm tall and 5.7cm wide. Very good condition and scarce. Whilst pre-Territorial Glengarries have been profusely copied, an original example like this is hard to come by. Nor is it a turn of the century 'Fox' restrike. K&K Vol 1, No 530 refers.
68th ( Durham ) Light Infantry Other Ranks Crimean War Period Albert Shako Plate, 1844 - 1855 In relic condition, but good colour to brass. Circa 7.2cm in diameter and 10cm tall, impressed brass plate ribbed horizontally and edged with a raised wreath of oak on the left and laurel on the right, surmounted by a large Victorian crown. The regimental number "68" in raised numerals below a stringed bugle. the "6" has been slightly damaged. This is in repaired / excavated condition. It has been broken completely through and re-soldered and strengthened from the reverse, including having the crown reattached and the orb, while still present has been soldered in place below the top of the crown. Part of right side of crown base missing. No fixings. Sold " As Found" so no returns on this item. It is rare to find these plates in undamaged condition. Not the best example but hard to come by and would fill a hole until another one (if ever!) could be located. Of interest to Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) collectors, or of those with an interest in the Anglo Russian Crimea war of 1854 - 1855 in which the 68th played a prominent part. Com FB
68th ( Durham Light Infantry / DLI ) Regiment Victorian Officer’s Shako Plate worn circa 1869-78 A very fine rare gilt example on two original lugs. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter with curled bugle to voided centre bearing ‘68’ in the curl. Original central wire gauze backing fixed to reverse. There looks to be a tiny fracture to neck of one side of orb otherwise excellent, with bright gilt and only minor wear. All present and correct. Circa 9.5cm tall and 8.3cm wide.
68th 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Sergeant Mess Sauce Ladle Engraved with the crest of the 68th / 1st regular battalion below a Victorian crown. The entwined initials "SM" below to signify this was the property of the Sergeant's Mess. Electro plated with maker's marks. A good quality heavy ladle with a bowl circa 5.5cm in diameter and 14cm long handle. Some signs of wear, but would polish up nicely. Comm FB
68th Light Infantry ( later Durham Light Infantry (1st Bn DLI )) Officer 's Medium Pattern Gilt Brass Button, circa 1855 - 1881 Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked J.W. Reynolds & Co, London. Gilt rubbed and about 30% remaining. Scarce maker. Coll.
68th Light Infantry and Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Regimental Crest Collection A good selection of Victorian and Edwardian embossed paper crests for this famous northern regiment. Loose mounted in a stamp retaining strip. Some wear as would be expected with age. Coll.
68th Light Infantry Regiment ( Later 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry ( DLI )) Napoleonic Officers Period Open Backed Coatee Button Circa 16mm in diameter, open backed domed button with original fixed shank to the reverse. No maker's mark, and silver plate now worn off. Still not something you find everyday! Coll.
6th ( Cyclist ) Battalion Suffolk Regiment Pair of Matched Blackened Collar Badges Raised in 1910 and disembodied in 1919. The cyclists wore the standard regular pattern cap badge but with a blackened finish. Some wear to finish on the two original lugs to each but otherwise in great condition. Scarce. Churchill page no 69 refers.
6th ( Inniskilling ) Dragoons Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge An attractive bi-metal cap badge with original slider, voided windows, and three sweat / braising holes to the reverse of the scroll. Sharp detail. An all brass version was issued in 1916. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 758 refers.
6th ( Stowmarket ) Suffolk Rifle Volunteers Large Pattern Blackened Brass Button. 1860 - 1880 6th (Stowmarket) Suffolk Rifle Volunteers Victorian blackened tunic button. Crown over “SRV” above “6” within wreath. Circa 23mm in diameter. -Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand, London. Fixed shank. In very good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. Part of 1st Administrative Battalion. A81.23
6th ( Warwickshire ) Regiment of Foot Officer's Medium Pattern GIlt Button, 1855 - 1881 Circa 19mm in diameter, gilt in good condition, fixed shank and backmarked Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand and 17 Conduit St, London. Very good condition with sharp detail, with very minor wear to highlights.
6th Armoured Division Cloth Formation Designation Sign Woven in good condition. Post WW2 issue. The Division was reformed in May 1951 in the UK and later assigned to the British Army of the Rhine in Germany. It consisted of the 20th Armoured Brigade and 61st Lorried Infantry Brigade. It was disbanded in June 1958 Coll.
6th Battalion Durham L.I. ( DLI ) Other Ranks Embroidered Red on Green Felt Shoulder Title Possibly trimmed, but otherwise in good condition with traces of blue tack to the reverse. 6th Territorial Battalion issue. Comm GrH
6th Battalion Hampshire Regiment ( Duke of Connaught's Own ) Officers Private Purchase Cap Badge Officer's enamel cap badge of three part construction with two original lugs to reverse. Maker's name Larcom & Veysey of Portsea. White metal badge with blue enamel behind lettering and rose in red and white enamel surmounted by a ducal coronet. Circa 3.3cm tall. In excellent condition. K&K Vol 2 No 1729 refers.
6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry Officer's Cloth Shoulder Title Red embroidered on green, some nibbles to edges, but unique to this DLI territorial battalion. Comm FB Paid
6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry Officer's Cloth Shoulder Title Red embroidered on green, some wear to edge of top left but otherwise in good condition, and unique to this DLI territorial battalion.
6th Dragoon Guards Cap badge, Circa 1902 - 1922 Original die struck bi-metal cap badge with original slider.Good condition.
6th Dragoon Guards Carabineers gilt medium pattern officer 's button Circa 20mm in diameter, with fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. In very good condition. Circa 1902 - 1920.
6th Dragoon Guards Officer 's Gilt and Silver Plated Collar Badge - J & Co A stunning and quality two part construction collar badge, die cast, king's crown with two original lugs to the reverse and maker marked J & Co (Jennens). In lovely condition. A126.8
6th Foot ( Warwickshire ) Regiment Medium Size Officer's Gilt Button Good condition with gilt bright and fixed shank. Maker marked Firmin & Sons, 53 Strand & 13 Conduit Streets, London. Early button, 1855-1881. Medium buttons are scarcer than large pattern ones! 19mm in diameter. Ripley No 92 refers
6th Foot Warwickshire Regiment Officer's Small Gilt Blazer Button 15mm in diameter, flat with engraved antelope and Roman Numeral VI below to front. Fixed shank and maker marked Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London to reverse. Scarce. Good condition (pardon the flash)
6th Gurkha ( Queen Elizabeth 's Own ) Rifles Set of two Unmarked Silver Mufti Blazer Buttons (QEII crowns) Each battalion of Gurkhas somewhat uniquely in the British Army had its own silversmith. These buttons were made by the regimental silver smith of the 6th Gurkha Rifles. They are flat, cast in silver and both have a silver shank. The larger of the two is circa 19mm in diameter and the smaller 12mm in diameter. Coll
6th Gurkha Rifles Officer 's Blackened Brass Ball Button Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked J.H. Johnson & Co. An early looking ball button. This maker was based in Aligarh, India. Worn circa 1903 to 1947. Scarce.
6th Gurkha Rifles Officer 's Blackened Small Pattern Brass Button Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked J.H. Johnson & Co. An early looking semi-domed button possibly for wear on officer 's cap. This maker was based in Aligarh, India. Worn circa 1903 to 1947. Scarce. Some wear to finish.
6th Gurkha Rifles Small Pattern Black Horn Button Circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, blank reverse. In very good condition.
6th Inniskilling Dragoons Bi-metal Cap Badge Sharp detail with three braising holes to reverse of scroll. Two original lugs to reverse. Looks to be in unissued condition.
6th Inniskilling Dragoons Early White Metal Pair of Collar Badges An early white metal pair of collar badges to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons. With 2 original loops to the reverse. A close but not exact match. Churchill & Westlake No 19 refers. B28.20
6th King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) anodised Cap Badge - Arabic Numeral pattern - Gaunt A scarce anodised cap badge to the 6th Kings African Rifles ( KAR ). With a slider to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt London. Owen No 3786 refers
6th Rajputana Rifles Officer's Pagri Cap Badge Locally cast in unmarked Indian silver with original pin fitting and functional c clasp to the reverse. Formed in 1922, they fought with distinction in WW2. Circa 4.5cm tall. Good sharp detail.
6th Suffolk ( West Suffolk ) Rifle Volunteer Corps ( RVC ) Other Rank 's White Metal Badge later 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment Die struck white metal twin tower collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Bears the horizontal key to the base of the castle. In very good condition with sharp detail. Churchill No 399 refers. A162.12
6th Suffolk ( West Suffolk ) Rifle Volunteer Corps ( RVC ) Officer 's Silver Plated Badge later 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment Die struck silver plated twin tower collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse (slightly pinched). Bears the horizontal key to the base of the castle. In very good condition with sharp detail. Churchill No 400 refers. A162.11
6th Territorial Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Plated Mess Napkin Rings A lot of quantity three silver plated (unmarked) napkin rings from the 6th Territorial Battalion of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (HQ Newcastle ). Each one has been attractively engraved with the Regimental Crest. On the reverse they each have a unique number. Slight damage to edge of the reverse of the one numbered "18", otherwise in very good condition, some dark toning to silver but they polish up nicely with a sliver cloth. Each one is 4.1cm in diameter and 2.9cm tall.
6th West York Militia Other Rank's White Metal Button, Circa 1855-1881 Circa 25mm in diameter. Maker marked Firmin & Sons, London. Original shank. Good condition with only minor service wear and with sharp detail. Ripley No 505 refers.
72nd Punjabis Regiment Officer's Sterling Silver hallmarked Cap Badge An extremely attractive and scarce sterling silver badge of peacock design, complete with original stout pagri pin fitting and with 1921 hallmarks with maker's mark JRG & S (J R Gaunt & Sons). circa 3.4cm in height.
74th Highlanders Undress Plaid Brooch - later 2nd Battalion HLI An attractive and scarce 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (later 2nd Battalion HLI) undress plaid brooch as worn between 1849-1881 nickel silver (no hallmark) with the Indian Elephant and scroll bearing battle honour Assaye. Very good condition with minor service wear. Original pin and C clasp, strong and functional. Circa 7.5cm in diameter. The 74th Regiment, the Second Battalion of The Highland Light Infantry, greatly distinguished itself in India, particularly at the storming of Seringapatam, and later, under Sir Arthur Wellesley, it was present at his first great victory at Battle of Assaye, 23 September 1803, when every Officer present, save one, was either killed or wounded.
77th Ottawa CEF Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A die cast gilt CEF cap badge to the 77th Ottawa Infantry Battalion. With 2 original loops to the reverse and stamped with the maker's mark Tiptaft, B'ham. A good quality badge with some minor wear to finish on the left of the bottom scroll and some minor service wear to the 'sevens'. It looks and feels like officer issue. Circa 5.5cm tall. Babin No E77 refers.
78th ( Highlanders ) Regiment of Foot (The Ross-shire Buffs) Other Ranks Feather Bonnet Brass Badge, pre 1869 An early and scarce brass badge. Note the motto "CUIDICH'N RHI". Major Parkyn's book "Shoulder belt plates and Buttons" (p288) states " For many years the motto was spelt "RHI" and was amended to the correct spelling in 1869... being "RIGH", predating this badge to 1869. With two loops to the reverse (east-west). K&K no 545 refers.
78th Infantry Division, pair of formation signs Woven on silk formation signs, poor condition, reflected in price. Not issued in matched facing forward pairs, the axe blade always faced left, thus appearing in opposite directions on the left and right sides of the shoulder or sleeve. The 78th was a war-formed division raised in Scotland in preparation for the North African Expedition, and landed with 'Blade Force', hence the axe blade, at Algiers on 8 November 1942. Part of 1st Army. UK Buyers - As many formation signs and / or titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
79th Regiment of Foot ( Cameron Highlanders ) Scarce Other Ranks Humel Bonnet Badge Worn circa 1850 as worn on the Humel Bonnet, usually with the separate numerals "79" in white metal below. However, numerals no longer present. Two original dark toned lugs, some twisting with service wear, but a scarce early badge. Circa 5cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Would benefit from a light clean otherwise in good condition. Bloomer P97 refers.
7th ( City of London ) Battalion, the London Regiment Medium Pattern Other Rank 's Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, floating shank, blank reverse. In good condition. Comm FB
7th ( City of London ) Battalion, the London Regiment Officer 's Large Gilt Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Gilt in stunning condition, worn circa 1908 - 1920. Comm FB
7th ( Princess Royal's ) Dragoon Guards Victorian / Edwardian White Metal Cap Badge Good detail with three original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Worn circa 1898 until 1906 only. It was then replaced by a different pattern in brass.
7th ( Territorial ) Battalion The Hampshire Regiment Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles 7 / HANTS. Matched pair and looks like the T has been neatly removed from each. Worn circa 1908 - 1921, otherwise in good condition with original loops to the reverse. Amalgamated with the 5th Bn in 1921. Coll
7th ( The Princess Royal's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge The 1906 - 1922 pattern cap badge with original slider and good crimp mark. In very good condition. This is an unusual cap badge in as much as its design was a throw back to the the earliest days of the British Army when regiments were styled after the names of their commanding officers. In this case Ligonier's Horse who adopted their Colonel's name in 1720. He was to remain their Colonel for twenty-nine years and this pattern badge, authorised in 1898 (initially in white metal without a motto and from 1906 in brass with a motto ), was the Ligonier Family Crest and Motto ' Quo Fata Vocant ' (Wherever the fates call) which is incidently also the Regimental motto of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The Regiment merged with the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards in 1922 and a new badge was adopted. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 749 refers.
7th AGRA Matched Facing Pair Formation Designation Signs Each 5.2cm by 4.5cm rectangular badges depicting a yellow centaur on blue depicting 7th Army Group Royal Artillery ( AGRA ). Removed from uniform, but they are in very good condition. A new 7th AGRA was formed in July 1955, originally designated Z AGRA ( Anti - Aircraft ). In November of that year, what had been 7th AA Brigade was redesignated 7th AGRA (AA). This badge probably dates from this time as note in this respect the recurved bow, a badge device denoting AA Command. Comm FB
7th Ardwick ( Territorial ) Battalion Manchester Regiment Bronze Cap Cadge Bronzed other ranks cap badge with original slider to the reverse. This badge was unique to the 7th Ardwick Territorial Battalion. A floriated fleur-de-lys. In good condition with signs of having been worn. K&K Vol1, No 1746 refers. A171.9
7th Armoured Brigade Cloth Formation Signs - Matched Facing Pair Embroidered of WW2 vintage, look unissued. Good condition.
7th Dragoon Guards Facing Pair of white metal collar badges Facing pair (close match but not matching). Two original lugs to each. Victorian / Edwardian issue. Good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall.
7th Duke of Edinburgh Own Gurkha Rifles head-dress badge A good quality unvoided die cast white metal example with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.4cm tall and 2.3cm wide. A135.4
7th Hussars Bi Metal Cap Badge, King's Crown ( 4 braising holes) In very good condition with original long thin slider. 4 braising (sweat / expansion ) holes to the reverse.
7th Northumberland Fusiliers 3 piece Shoulder title Three piece shoulder title, typically worn from 1908 and into the early part of the First World War. Original lugs to reverse; mix of wear - see photos.
7th Queen's Own Hussars NCO's Silver Plated Arm Badge, 1902 - 1952 A die stamped silver plated crowned 'QO' mongram, reversed and interwined, below a King's crown. Two original silvered lugs to the reverse. Silver plated (unmarked). Circa 5.7cm tall. Slight twisting to cross on top of orb. otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail. A few millimetres taller than the examples noted in Linaker & Dine. A7.7
7th Queen's Own Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge Bi-metal cap badge with sharp detail and original slider to the reverse. Four sweat / braising holes to the reverse. In very good condition. An all brass version appeared in 1916. The Regiment was amalgamated in 1957 with the 3rd Hussars to form the Queen's Own Hussars. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 760 refers.
7th Royal Fusiliers Officer in Full Levy Dress Sepia Carte de visite ( CDV ) Photograph Original contemporary small CDV photograph image, taken in Cheltenham, in good condition. Pre 1881
81st West African Division Cloth Shoulder Formation Sign Badge - Burma This sun bleached spider has evolved from a black to a brown tarantula spider on a yellow background, so unlike many of the unissued ones on many sites, this one has seen some real service. They were from units of the West African Frontier Force and saw heavy fighting in the Burma campaign of WW2. Wingate's special force, trained in long range penetration, included one brigade from this Division. The backing suggests tropical jungle green wear. Embroidery in good condition apart from sun fade. Circa 5.5cm square. (Cole p92 refers)
84th Punjabis Regiment Officer's Large Gilt Button, 1903-1922 Lovely fire officer's gilt button. Backmarked Hobson & Co, London. 23mm in diameter. Kings crown and battle honours Assaye, Seringapatam and Bourbon. The 84th Punjabis was an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. It was raised by Captain Donald Macdonald at Vellore on 12 August 1794, as the 34th Battalion of Madras Native Infantry. It was designated as the 84th Punjabis in 1903 and became the 10th (Training) Battalion, 1st Punjab Regiment in 1922.
8th ( King's Royal Irish ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge Bi metal cap badge with original slider with one sweat / braising hole to the reverse of the crown. Very good condition. An all brass version was issued in 1916. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 762 refers.
8th Battalion City of London Regiment ( Post Office Rifles ) White Metal Cap Badge Die struck white metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Sharp detail, excellent condition. Battle honours for Egypt 1882 and South Africa 1899 - 1902. K&K Vol 1 No 1827 refers. A14.3
8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry cloth shoulder title WW2 Embroidered yellow on green for 8th DLI, removed from uniform. Good condition. Comm FB
8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry cloth shoulder title WW2 Embroidered yellow on green for 8th DLI, removed from uniform. Good condition.
8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry gold / yellow on rifle green cloth shoulder title WW2 Embroidered yellow on green for 8th DLI, removed from uniform. Corner tear and some wear to edge otherwise good condition. Reverse as some traces of glue and paper to reverse. Circa 12.cm at widest point. Coll.
8th Corps Formation Sign - Embroidered 2nd Pattern VIII Corps, circa 6cm by 5cm, white embroidered thread on scarlet felt. Original, good condition. Coll.
8th Durham Light Infantry Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title WW2 Embroidered yellow on green for 8th DLI, removed from uniform (glue traces to reverse). One edge rounded other square. Good condition. Com FB
8th Hussars Other Ranks Facing Pair of Bi-metal Collars Good facing pair of collars, with two original lugs to each.
8th Infantry Brigade Cloth Formation Sign Printed cloth formation sign in unissued condition. Red on blue depicting Richmond castle in Yorkshire. Circa 7.5cm square. Morris Part 1, p.59, no.10 refers. Comm GrH
8th King 's Royal Irish Hussars Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title 8H - Two hexagonal lugs to the reverse. In good condition. Westlake No 105 refers. A192.6
8th King's Royal irish Hussars or 5th Lancers King's Crown White Metal N.C.O.'s Arm badge King's crown white metal N.C.O.'s sleeve badge. The crowned angel harp with two loops to the reverse. The 8th Irish Hussars and the 5th Lancers wore the same NCO arm badge, but the 8th Irish Hussars wore a green backing cloth. See Peter Seaman's book page 69 for more details. In very good condition with sharp detail and original lugs. Some sign of wear to lugs.
8th Royal Irish Hussars Enamel Sweetheart Pin Brooch, Kings Crown An attractive white metal (silver plated) and enamel sweetheart brooch with orginal and functional pin fittings. No damage to enamel. A75.4
9th ( Queen's Royal ) Lancers Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge White metal cap badge with original slider, and original strengthing rods to reverse. Good condition. A brass economy issue appeared in 1916. The Regiment was amalgamated with the 12th Lancers in 1960. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 764 refers.
9th / 12th Lancers Bi-Metal Cap Badge, QEII crown In excellent condition with original slider.
9th / 12th Royal Lancers ( POW's Own) Gilt Brass Shoulder Title Good condition with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 46mm wide and 9mm tall (excluding the slash). Post 1960. Westlake No 114 refers (but gilt brass not anodised) Sold to Phil
9th 1XL Queen 's Lancers Brass Shoulder Title A brass shoulder title, roman numeral version 1XL. With two original lugs to the reverse. Slight twisting to lugs and to end of the L. Circa 3.5cm wide and 1.5cm tall. Westlake No 108 refers.
9th Glasgow Highlanders Officer's Large Brass Button 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion Highland Light Infantry – “the Glasgow Highlanders” Officer's large brass button, good condition with fixed shank, some staining to reverse. Maker marked W. Anderson & Son, Edinburgh. Circa 25mm in diameter.
9th Lancers Other Ranks White Metal cap badge Sharp detail, but possibly a replacement slider as it looks as if the two lugs on the reverse of the flags have been removed at some point.
A 1953 Coronation Souvenir Stamp Album of HM Queen Elizabeth II, of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Hard bound, mint stamps mounted in an attractive pre printed album with no missing stamps or damage. 34 pages with over 100 different stamps correctly organised for each member of the Commonwealth. Circa 22cm wide and 18cm tall. Some marks to front cover, otherwise in good condition and evocative of a bygone age.
A BARBUTA IN VENETIAN STYLE OF CIRCA 1430 - 1450 This Venetian style sallet's facial opening resembles a classic example of surviving barbuta. It is modelled with a Corinthian T shape opening with the crest re-curved and tail extending well back. In profile the cheek stays in line with the sight, dating its style to circa 1430 – 1450. However, the brass rivets suggest it is of later manufacture. The opening widens marginally at the base and is defended all round by stop ribs of rectangular steel section riveted securely in place (one of which is fractured, but does not detract). There are two decorative brass rivets on either side to suspend the chin strap (only partly present). Small fragments of the internal leather band remain attached via a line of brass rivets all of which present. The helmet is approx. 2.2 kilos, and its measurements are: Internal diameter is circa 69cm Height externally is circa 28cm Depth is also circa 28cm The piece is marked at the nape of the neck with the famous Missaglia family of Milan used before 1452: the letters MY beneath a crown and below, struck twice, the letters GIS beneath a split-legged cross. We found reference to the GIS mark in James G. Mann's "A Further Account of the Armour preserved in the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell Grazie near Mantua" (1938) where on p337 he describes the use of this particular mark on the backplate of the armour of Roberto di San Severino at Vienna which also had Missaglia connections. The skull has several small dents as if “battle damaged” and an old repair on its left cheek along the rolled edge of the brim. This is a quality helmet, with some age to it and very authentic looking. It would grace any collection. It is our view that this is a nineteenth century reproduction made for a collector of means. More photos available on request.
A Commemorative Boer War Pipe of the City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) A clay pipe-bowl in the form of the bust of a C.I.V. Trooper in slouch-hat (no stem). Tobacco / smoked stained patina to clay, with some old chips and chunks out of slouch hat. London made and marked. Scarce. The City Imperial Volunteers (as they are usually known) or C.I.V. were raised by the Lord Mayor in December 1899 to fight in the Boer War in South Africa. Donations were received from City Livery Companies, bankers and City and West End firms. Recruits, who were aged between 20 and 30, enlisted for one year. They were all granted the Freedom of the City of London and embarked for South Africa on 13, 20 and 29 January 1900 with another draft in July 1900. They returned home in October 1900 and were disbanded. Not suitable to smoke today, this is now a collectable. Will post internationally. Coll.
A Gentleman in Khaki Enamel and Hallmarked Silver Cigarette Case Wonderful image in enamel. Damaged to enamel (see picture) but it kind of adds to its charm. Remaining enamel is stable. Some small knocks and dents to silver case. but a rare and scarce piece. Silver gilt interior with hallmarks to both halves, Birmingham Assay for 1899. Reverse of case engraved in large stylised entwined initials G.R. Inner has original material retaining straps. Circa 8.5cm high, 6cm wide and about 2cm deep. Clasp and hinge still functional. A lovely item, a little wounded, like its subject.
A Gentleman in Khaki Vintage Boer War Brass Trivet A rare item to find, in brass and 22cm long and good used condition, with signs of polishing. Its one defect is a single and small old edge split in the brass near gun butt that has not gone through and the structure is still strong (see photo). Originally used for standing hot irons on, this would now look good mounted on a wall for display. Coll.
A Georgian / Napoleonic Era Shoulder Belt Plate - Large V and Georgian crown - relic condition An intriguing brass metal shoulder belt plate which has much detail worn away and is missing two of its riveted rear fixings. Most probably a volunteer or militia unit item, but unable to identify as the engraved writing on the garter which surrounds a large numeral V has worn away. Traces of Georgian crown above. Circa 7cm tall and 5.2cm wide. Relic condition, but a rare item. A number of militia regiments had the precedence number 5 during their various embodiments as follows: Pre 1763 - 1st West York 1778 - Carmarthen 1779 - Surrey 1780 - Hereford 1781-82 - Warwick 1782 -83 - Nottinghamshire 1793 - 1802 - Glamorgan 1803 - 1833 - Ross Any positive identification most welcome. A135.5
A GREAT PAIR OF CUISSES, LATE 19TH CENTURY IN THE GERMAN ‘GOTHIC’ STYLE OF CIRCA 1490 Forged accurately in steel each has a shape which follows the contours of the leg, showing the quality to follow. Strong articulation with sharp medial ridges, they feature a stop rib on the main cuisse plate embossed in form and framed with filed lines. The poleyns are deep and well shaped with a wing in good form with small rolled edges on each surround. Adjoining each cuisse is a hinged wrapper plate also articulated a the top in the noticeable gothic style. They retain some of their original leather straps, in relic condition, but these add great age to a pair of legs which would sit well on display with a mannequin. Provenance: John Woodman Higgins Armoury Sale
A Lucky Christmas Xmas Post card postally used 1906 - Military Interest - Arny v. Navy Postally used to an address in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and stamp date cancellation of 1906. Edwardian girl receives the attention of two military suitors. Who will win, Army or Navy!. In overall good condition, few light marks to picture and slight corner wear.
A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF ITALIAN SPAULDERS IN THE STYLE OF 1380 Formed beautifully to follow the shape of the shoulder they have a clean medial ridge at the top paralleled by two holes for a point to mount through to the underlying garment of cloth or maille. Flanged out at the front to flow over the shape of the pectoral muscles providing added coverage for the vulnerable armpit. A latten border is applied to the bottom edge in brass, riveted and turned over wrapping around to the other side slightly. The insides have wonderful hammer marks which themselves are nice to see on a handmade product whereas the steel surface of the pieces looks aged with pitting - it is a very charming effect but these are the work of a skilled 19th century armourer. A worthy addition to your armour collection. The pair weigh 590 grams and have a length of 215 mm and width of 190 mm. Provenance: John Woodman Higgins Armoury sale
A Messina Earthquake Medal 1908 / WW1 Group to Gunner / Lieutenant Frederick James Wood, Royal Navy, who was lost following the torpedoing of SS Zealandic on 17 January 1941. He was also entitled to a Bronze RHS Medal. British War and Victory Medals are correctly impressed: Gnr. F.J. Wood. R.N. Italy, Messina Earthquake Medal 1908, silver, unnamed; 32mm diameter with a ring suspension. Obverse; the bust of King Victor Emanuel III with the legend 'VITTORIO EMANUELE III RE D'ITALIA'. Reverse; the inscription 'MEDAGLIA COMMEMORATIVA -- TERREMOTO CALABRO-SICULO 28 DICEMBRE 1908 ' all within an oak wreath. The above medals are in good very fine condition, the Messina medal has a couple of small edge knocks; were mounted at one time but now unmounted and with their original ribbons. Wood was also entitled to a Royal Humane Society Medal, small, bronze, successful (the latter not with the group above) and any WW2 medals appropriate to his later WW2 service. Frederick James Wood was born on 7 March 1892, at Ware, Hertfordshire. A farm boy by trade, he entered the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on H.M.S. Ganges on 7 January 1908, being advanced to Boy 2nd Class in September the same year. His first sea-going appointment was in September 1908 aboard the armoured cruisers, Cressy and then Sutlej. As a Boy 1st Class he was on the Sutlej when she provided aid following the Messina Earthquake. His name is listed on the roll (see Angels in Blue Jackets) as having landed and being entitled to the Messina Earthquake Medal. The medal roll ADM 171 also confirms his entitlement as a rating to a 1914-15 Star, unfortunately no longer present. On the 28 December 1908 the Sicily and Calabria area of Italy was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. It was soon realised by the Italian authorities that they had a major disaster on their hands with a huge death toll (circa 70,000 - 100,000). Many nations came to the aid of the affected areas and various ships in the Mediterranean at the time were deployed to offer whatever help could be given. Messina in Sicily was the worst affected population centre and a number of Royal and British Merchant Navy vessels landed men to assist, from digging survivors out from collapsed buildings to assisting with the evacuation of the injured and homeless. In the aftermath of this it was decided by the Italian Royal family via a royal decree of 20 February 1910 that a commemorative medal was to be produced, to be awarded to everyone who came to the aid of the Italian people in the disaster. It is this medal - the 'commemorative medal' that turns up in British Naval medal groups (only circa 3,500 issued to the R.N.). Wood was promoted to Ordinary Seaman aboard Implacable in March 1910 and to Ordinary Seaman aboard the same vessel in April 1911. He was advanced to Leading Seaman in September 1913 when on Actaeon and Petty Officer in August 1915 when at Pembroke III. Again on Actaeon, Petty Officer Wood and a C. R. Walker jointly rescued a man from the sea and were each awarded the Royal Humane Society Medal in Bronze with Certificate. The citation (R.H.S. Case No. 43050) reads, ‘At 11.30 a.m. on the 20th November, 1916, a man fell overboard from his vessel in the Estuary of the Thames, the sea being choppy and the vessel going 12 knots. Frederick J. Wood, Petty Officer, and C.R. Walker at once jumped after him and kept him afloat till they were picked up’. Wood was appointed an Acting Gunner in March 1917 and was confirmed in that rank on 12 June 1918. Wood was appointed Chief Gunner in March 1927 and Lieutenant in February 1938. During the 1920’s he was lent to the Royal Australian Navy. In January 1941 he was again lent to the Royal Australian Navy and was appointed to a R.A.N. Minelayer about to be commissioned. His papers state ‘Presumed killed in action, 16th January 1941’ but he was actually killed on his way to take up his appointment. He is listed as a passenger on the unescorted SS Zealandic (Master Frederick James Ogilvie) which at 00.45 hours on 17 Jan 1941, was hit underneath the forward mast by one G7e torpedo from U-106 about 230 miles west-northwest of Rockall. The ship stopped for a short time, sent distress signals and then continued. The ship sank slowly after being hit amidships by two further torpedoes at 00.59 and 01.27 hours. The German u-boat observed how the crew abandoned ship in three lifeboats, but tragically they were never seen again. The master, 64 crew members, two gunners and six passengers including Wood, were lost. Frederick James Wood was the son of James Abbe and Emma Wood; husband of Germaine Marie Wood, of Southsea, Hampshire. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. With copied service papers, extracts from the Navy Lists and other internet research.
A MODERN RECONSTRUCTION OF MILANESE GAUNTLETS BASED UPON THE PAIR ASSOCIATED WITH THE AVANT HARNESS CIRCA 1440 Carefully studied to recreate every subtle curve with fluid articulation, these full size hammer hardened low carbon steel gauntlets have been excellently reproduced by world class armourer William West of Englyshe Plate Armourie and have undergone a recent refurbishment by him including the addition of a reinforcing mannifer for the left gauntlet attached via staple and pin. It adds support with the jouster in mind, and is fully removable allowing greater flexibility for foot combat. New supple blue leather straps hold the hand firmly to each gauntlet allowing great dexterity of movement. A feature of these gauntlets is the file marks (like the originals) indicating the order of assembly of the plates, often not present on reproductions of lesser quality. Each gauntlet is stamped on the inside of the cuff with the mark of William West. The cuffs have a subtle flare and neatly rolled edges, with leather retaining bands riveted for later attachment of gloves (not supplied). Each gauntlet follows the bias of the hand and has a bulbous crumple zone where it articulates at the knuckles protecting the fingers from damage. With an internal size of 255mm at the wrist they would suit a hand of 200mm length from wrist joint to index finger tip and a circumference around the widest part of the palm of 230mm. The Avant harness is on display in the Glasgow Museum. It is often referred to as the Avant armour as this word – meaning ‘Forward!’ – is inscribed on the edges of the breastplate. The original armour was made in the renowned armour-making city of Milan. Follow this URL for more details about this harness: http://collections.glasgowmuseums.com/starobject.html?oid=395798
A moment in time, the huge mine is denotated on the 1st July 1916 Somme A large press photo of the moment when the mine tunneled under the Hzeawthorn Redoubt, ten minutes prior to zero and the assault on Beamount Hamel, 1st July 1916. The size of the explosion is quite extraordinary. Circa 8.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Some impression damage to the sky and and corner and edge damage, but on the whole in reasonable condition. B34.5
A pair of art postcards showing the evolution of The Grenadier Guards from the Boer War to the First World War Both Postally used but in good condition for that. I love the fact that the publisher has kept the same design over such a long period of time with one postmarked 1906 reflecting the uniform of the Boer War and the other with a WW1 uniform with Xmas greetings with a post mark of December 1915. This one is sent from the front with its passed by censor stamp.
A PAIR OF EMBOSSED LION FACES IN THE STYLE OF 13th / 14th CENTURY Hand crafted embossed lion styled faces in spring steel by a UK armourer, mounted on yellow leather backing. Available to order, please email me for a quotation. Forged from 1mm spring steel which has been air hardened, they are incredibly light weight and yet very protective. Suitable to wear laced through maille and appropriate for late 13th century and 14th century armours. Each face is riveted to a stiff leather backing, dyed yellow to resemble a lion's mane, and with triangular cut outs. Lightly polished and with a long fitted leather thong for attachment to each. These are attractive hand made shoulder defences, great for embellishing your outfit - giving a knightly persona. Effigies and contemporary artwork show this style of embossed face being worn by English knights in the period of 1250 - 1350 A.D. (C.E.). Each defence measures circa 6 inches in diameter; 8 inches if the leather is included.
A private collection of medal rolls and related material to the 24th Regiment of Foot - South Wales Borderers - much on Zulu engagements of 1879 Loosely bound in red card covers , the index on the front confirms the following contents: Military General Service Medal Roll 1793-1814 -2nd Battalion Army of India Medal Roll 1799 - 1826 - 1st Battalion Punjab Medal Roll 1848 - 1849 Indian Mutiny Medal Roll 1857 - 1858 South Africa Medal Roll 1877 - 1879 - 1st Battalion South Africa Medal Roll 1877 - 1879 - 2nd Battalion Burma Medal Roll 1885 - 1889 - 2nd Battalion Isandhlwana Casualty Roll - 1st Battalion Isandhlwana Casualty Roll - 2nd Battalion Rorke's Drift Roll Victoria Cross Roll (Zulu war only) Distinguished Conduct Medal Roll (Zulu war only) Not mentioned on front is a tab with information relating to Isandhlwana survivors statements and a small roll for 'odd men' entitled to the Third China Medal 1900. Some of the articles are photocopies from books, some look like early copies of medal rolls from the India Office, and some copies from medal rolls at PRO Kew. A personal and interesting collection of scarce data to this regiment which looks to be to be about circa 1960s early 1970s. There are a few annotated notes and corrections from the previous owner. Circa 3cm thick and A4+ size. It is heavy so would prefer to post this only to a UK Mainland address. If you want this and do not meet this criteria please contact me by email first for an overseas shipping quotation. One off and unique.
A Queen Victoria Boer War Christmas Gift Tin 1900 complete with original Fry's Cream Chocolate, over 114 years old! For many a year I had to hide this item away from my children, who are both fierce chocolate fiends. After over 114 years it still has a good dark chocolate colour and a wonderful aroma of cocoa when you open it, hence my fear! The individual chocolate segments have some cracks between the segments, and the bottom one has a crack through its middle, but they have never been removed from the tin and I sincerely hope that the new owner will protect if for prosperity. The tin is in above average condition. The chocolate is in excellent condition when you consider it against other survivors! It has the Spinks Anglo-Boer War Anniversary Sale 1899 - 1999 sales label on the reverse. It was pictured as lot 418 on page 118 for those of you who have the catalogue. I am very reluctant to post this overseas, would hate to break any import rules, so will only post to a UK address. It can be collected, or if you live within 25 miles of Solihull, I will happily deliver it in person.
A Superb WW2 Civil Defence ARP Lady Warden Set as worn by Miss Bell of Edinburgh A wonderful set including armlet, breast badge, warden shoulder titles and CD yellow whistle lanyard with whistle (Arrow and dated 1945). Together with her Air Raid Warden ID card - issued to Miss E G Bell of 10 W. Annendale St, Edinburgh. Of Scottish interest.
A theatre cast Bi Metal Cap Badge to the 8th Royal Irish Hussars A very good quality cap badge, cast bi-metal and two part construction with two original lugs (n-s), the top one squashed and the bottom one twisted, but of considerable quality for a cast variant with finely fretted harp strings. The 8th Hussars were in Palestine prior to outbreak of WW2 and in North Africa, and this has the kind of finish I have observed with North African rather than Indian made badges. Scarce. A12.2
A Tragedy at Sea - HMS Waterwitch 1903 An original photograph on card (6.5 inches by 4.25 inches) of three shipmates lost at sea in 1903. This is a very clever composite photo put together from three separate photos, no doubt at the reuqest of their crew members. It is hard to tell at first but the chances of the three of them being photographed together, given their different rates and even in the case of one who as a cap tally for HMS Wellington, is extremely remote. Admiralty records confirm the following comment against all three of them: "HMS Waterwitch - Drowning - while securing the gig which was breaking adrift they were carried over the side by the same sea during a gale" (ADM 104/102, 109 and 122) From the above sources it was also gleaned that the men were: George Alfred Russell (age 25) (who left a widow). James Monro Henderson (age 27) Frederick Eveligh Jerrard (age 28) Sold with handwritten research. Some minor wear and odd foxing spot but generally in very good condition. Blank reverse.
A very scarce No 1 Parachute Training School Pin Lapel Badge, Ringway (now Manchester Airport) - Special Forces interest A small white metal and enamel pin badge with an RAF eagle atop of an opened parachute within a laurel wreath with a scroll below. The scroll bears the words "Meminimus - Ringway". (the first word is Latin for remember what you have been taught) Original pin and c clasp to rear. A bit grubby (could do with a clean) but very scarce. Circa 1.9cm tall. No.1 Parachute Training School RAF (No.1 PTS) is a Royal Air Force training unit that was initially based at RAF Ringway, (now Manchester Airport) and is currently based at RAF Brize Norton. It was formed at Ringway on 21 June 1940 as the Central Landing School and from 1 October 1940 it was designated as the Parachute Training Squadron of the Central Landing Establishment. Following growth in the unit's task, it became an independent unit as the Parachute Training School on 15 February 1942. Following formation of a second school in India, the current name of No.1 Parachute Training School was adopted on 27 July 1944. Between June 1940 and early 1946, No.1 PTS provided initial training to all 60,000 allied paratroopers who volunteered or were recruited for that role in Europe. In addition to British troops, men from many nationalities trained to jump at RAF Ringway and nearby Tatton Park including Americans, Belgians, Canadians, Czechs, Dutch, French, Norwegian and Poles. Agents of the Special Operations Executive, both men and women were also given parachute training by No.1 PTS to enable those who were to be dropped into occupied territory to do so safely. To maintain secrecy, these men and women were accommodated in separate secure premises in Bowdon and Styal and were trained in select groups. No.1 PTS moved from Ringway to RAF Upper Heyford on 28 March 1946. Comm FB
A.C.C. Army Catering Corps Embroidered Felt Shoulder Title Some slight mothing, especially to the reverse. White letters on pigeon grey. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
A.C.F. Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Embroidered Shoulder Title Yellow / gold thread on dark green, excellent condition. Comm FB
ABC Booklet British Military Aircraft 1956 - Of Cold War interest A5 sized, with white paper covers. 77 pages of detailed information for RAF and Fleet Air Arm. A golden age in aircraft design as we travelled from the prop to the jet. Comm StF
ABC Booklet US & Canadian Military Aircraft 1956 - Of Cold War interest A5 sized, with paper covers. 80 pages of detailed information for USAF and US Navy aircraft. A golden age in aircraft design as we travelled from the prop to the jet. Fantastic to see the B52 is still in service. Rusting to the staples. Comm StF
ABC Publication - Aircraft of World War One Card covers A5 sized booklet with 62 pages of well illustrated facts covering the early days of air warfare by John Lloyd A.F.C. and pictures and specifications of the main British, French and German aircraft. There is also a section on " lighter than air" machines, dealing with Balloons and Zeppelins. Looks to be of 1960s vintage. In good condition. Comm StF
Abyssinia Battle Honour Indian Made Silver Scroll An attractive but unidentified unit's battle honour, most probably Indian army. the Indian Army were heavily represented in the Abyssinian campaign of 1867. Circa 5cm wide. Would display well with an Abyssinian Medal of the period.
Abyssinian War Medal to 45th Regiment of Foot ( Derbyshire Regiment ( Sherwood Foresters )) Embossed naming to centre of reverse to 968, C. Standing, H.M. 45th Regt. Minor edge bruises contact marks and some other very minor edge nibbles. Suspender neatly re-affixed as commonly found with this medal. Replacement ribbon. GVF. Coll.
Abyssinian War Medal to 4th Kings Own Royal Regiment Embossed naming to centre of reverse to 908, G. Day, 1st Battn 4th The KOR Regt. Minor contact marks and an edge knock at 6 o'clock, plus some other very minor edge nibbles. If suspender has been re-affixed, it has been very well done. Replacement ribbon. GVF +.
ACF Army Cadet Force Matched Pair of Embroidered Shoulder Titles Yellow / gold thread on dark green. Matched pair, excellent condition. Comm FB
ACF Army Cadet Force Matched Pair of Embroidered Shoulder Titles Yellow / gold thread on black. Matched pair, excellent condition. Comm FB
ACF Army Cadet Force White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title Good condition, slight edge wear to red felt. Comm GH
ACF shouder title and small pattern TT Tyne Tees Formation sign As worn by North East army cadets ACF yellow / gold thread on dark green, and an embroidered TT formation sign, but the small pattern and quite scarce. Circa 3cm square. Comm FB
ADAPT YOUR SADDLE TO A MEDIEVAL WAR SADDLE! Jousting saddle steel commissions welcome. Please email. We can convert either Portuguese / Spanish saddles or an English GP saddle if needed. Spring steel fronts and/ or backs, flame hardened. Full leatherwork is also available with silk velvet coverings, spurs and stirrups. Please contact me for a discussion and quote. If you are providing your own saddle, we will also need to undertake a suitability / condition assessment.
Additional Photos Scarce WW2 Royal Navy Ratings Uniform - H.M. Submarines Cap Tally and Photo - all attrbuted to K. Pegler In support of item 55350 above
Aden Campaign era St George's Gazette Monthly Magazine for December 1966 - Regimental Gazette of the Royal Nothumberland Fusiliers 36 pages, clean copy but with some evidence of having been folded lightly at some time, obituaries and details of service in Aden. I have other monthly editions. Email you if you are looking for a particular month or bound annual volume.
Aden Government Guards Brass Headdress Badge, circa 1961-68 Large die struck cap badge with original pin fixing and clasp. Circa 5.1cm high and 4.5cm across. Good condition with sharp detail. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1237 refers
Adjutant Generals Corps Officer's Frosted Silver and Gilt Cap Badge QEII - Firmin A cracking badge in fire gilt and frosted silver. Two original lugs to reverse (north-south) and embossed Firmin on reverse. This small unit in the army were unusual in as much as their badge design includes two queen's crowns.
Africa - Basutoland Blackened Brass Solid Shoulder Title A scarce brass shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. In good condition. Worn 1939 - 45. Renfrew et al, Vol 2 , No 1856 refers. B28.13
Africa - Rhodesian Armoured Corps white metal cap badge Rhodesian Armoured Corps cap badge, one of the lugs (attachment loops) is missing in action, but otherwise in very good condition with good detail. This badge measures 4.5cm tall.
African - Port Sudan Suakin Province Police Cap Pagri Turban Badge A very attractive large British Made die-cast white metal hat / turban badge with original stout pagri fitting pin to the reverse. Maker marked in embossed letters Firmin London. In excellent condition, with only some slight staining . verdigris to the reverse. Circa 5.3cm wide and 3cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1317 refers. Sold to RS
African Colonial - Bechuanaland Protectorate Police Gilt Collar Badge A wonderfully delicate collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Small at circa 3cm tall. In excellent condition. Most probably the property of a senior police officer. Worn circa 1934 - 1952. Renfrew et al, Vo1 1, No 515 refers (for an image of the slouch hat badge which is the same pattern as this collar badge but larger).
African Somaliland Scouts White Metal Cap Badge, 1942 - 1952 Die cast white metal with original slider to reverse stamped JR Gaunt London (no dot). In excellent condition. Renfrew et al, Vol. 1, No 692 refers.
Air Raid Patrol A.R.P. Hallmarked Silver Lady's Issue Pin Badge - Date letter D for 1939 A good early war example, reverse with London silver hallmarks for 1939 and with makers mark "J.C.". In very good condition, original pin and 'c' clasp fittings. Height 38mm. In very good condition.
Air Raid Patrol A.R.P. Lady's issue Hallmarked Silver Pin badge - Date letter C for 1938 Reverse with London silver hallmarks for 1938 and with makers mark "J.C.". In very good condition, with original pin and 'c' clasp fittings. Height 38mm.
AIR VICE-MARSHAL BIRDIE BIRD-WILSON Attributed Medal Ribbons, Photo, Letter and signed postcard - Battle of Britain and one of the first McIndoe Guinea Pigs An amazing attributed collection of items comprising a personal letter from Air Vice-Marshal Birdie Bird-Wilson, on BAe headed paper (2 pages of A4) which originally enclosed his medal ribbons and RAF ( QEII ) pilot wings with a photo (modelling his 'new' nose!), all available here. There is also a Battle of Britain memorial postcard with his autograph. Most (including me) could never afford his medals but what a great alternative! The letter includes some reminicences about other pilots who flew with him in the Battle of Britain in Hurricanes when he was with 17 squadron. The photo has a few press marks in it from the medal ribbons studs, which probably happened when they were posted initially. They were certainly not put there by me. Still with the exception of small issue, this is an amazing collection of medal ribbons with clasps. Acccording to his obituary he was entitled to: DFC in 1940, a Bar to it in 1943, a DSO in 1945, an AFC in 1946 and Bar to it 1955. He was appointed CBE in 1952, and was also awarded a Dutch DFC and a Czechosolovak Medal of Merit. From looking at his medals he was also MID and he has the 1939-45 Star ribbon with clasp - for the Battle of Britain! See the following URL for his amazing career as summarised in his Daily Telegraph obituary notice dated 29th December 2000: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1379657/Air-Vice-Marshal-Birdie-Bird-Wilson.html Coll.
All About Horse Brasses, small booklet by H.S. Richards (1945) A small pocket sized booklet with card covers, with over 320 B&W photos illustrating the huge range of horse brasses available - in the 1940s. This booklet was published in 1945. 56 pages. Circa 15.5cm tall and 12.5cm side. Perhaps the war effort and the need to melt metals down for shells inspired the catalogue! The author claims the last of the large manufacturers ceased making in 1910. Modern ones are either very light or very crude by comparison to the earlier ones upon which this photographic commection is based. Alas he also needs to spend a few paragraphs about reproductions of the rarer originals. The hobby of badge collecting has been similarly blighted! Scarce book, essential for the serious horse brass collector.
Allied Air Forces Central Europe Headquarters Enamel Lapel / Breast Badge Pin An unusual cold war item, post WW2, large at 4cm in diameter with three original pin posts and fasteners to the reverse. Marker marked and made in Paris France. Some heavy crazing to the enamel centre but still intact. Pre 1965 as the Canadian Flag shown was replaced by the Maple Leaf flag in this year. Allied Air Forces Central Europe was activated on 2 April 1951 at Fontainebleau in France through General Dwight D. Eisenhower's General Order No. 1. The first commanding officer of AAFCE was U.S. Air Force general Lauris Norstad, commanding general of US Air Forces in Europe, Wiesbaden. AAFCE reported to Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT) at Fontainebleau, which in turn reported to Allied Command Europe, headquartered at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Rocquencourt. The task of AAFCE was to control and command allied air assets in the NATO Central Region of Europe in wartime. Comm FB
Ampleforth School Combined Cadet Force ( CCF ) Bronze Cap Badge An original bronze die cast cap badge with two original lugs (east -west). In lovely condition. Ampleforth College is the leading Roman Catholic public school in the UK and in the County of North Yorkshire.
An amazingly rare and original WW1 packet of the famous Greys Cigarettes - 18 of 20 silk cut remaining A brand built around the famous cavalry regiment the Royal Scots Greys, "Greys" cigarettes were one of the more exclusive brands smoked at the front. The packet / card box is in good condition with only slight wear, and the silk cut crested "Greys" cigarettes are still tight and have their tobacco (not suitable for consumption or smoking, this is a collectors item only). It looks like two out of the original box of 20 are missing, but 18 remain. A remarkable survivor now getting close to 100 years old. An advert carried in "The Graphic" of the 9th December 1916, summed up their appeal nicely: "The amount of tobacco consumed by the troops at the front is enormous. The cigarette in particular as proved to be a blessing to our fighters soothing war-wracked nerves, which on the evidence of the men themselves, is simply marvellous. One of reigning favourites is the famous “Greys”, and no more acceptable Christmas gift could be sent to any man at the front or in training..." You can read more about them at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Advertisement-Sanatogen-Cigarettes-Carters-Bensons/dp/B007FD3PRU Printed in Fighting Australasia in 1917, there is also an advert for Greys cigarettes http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/advert-greys-cigarettes I regret I can only post to a UK address on account of customs issues. Coll.
An Attractive and Early Sunderland Police Badge A heavy die struck white metal cap badge to the Sunderland Borough Police Force, County Durham, with two original lugs, east-west. No damage or repairs. Town crest for Sunderland above scroll. A lovely item. Code: 52854Price: 20.00 GBP
An attractive set of Great Western Railway ( GWR ) Gilt Large Pattern Buttons Gilt in very good condition on all six, one with slight edge wear. Fixed shanks and maker marked J. Compton Sons & Webb ltd, London. Circa 25mm in diameter. Jazz up your blazer, or your station master's jacket! Comm StF
An early Suffolk Regiment White Metal Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Suffolk Regiment. With 2 loops to the reverse. In very good condition with no damage or repairs. Allegedly 4th Militia Battalion worn prior to 1908.
An interesting collection of WW1 letters, papers and cap badge to a BEF Old Contemptible – Pte Arthur Palmer, 2nd Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment Pte Arthur Palmer, a pre WW1 regular who served with the 2nd Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment. A interesting collection of over 40 items including WW1 letters, postcards, papers and a cap badge to a BEF Old Contemptible – he was wounded three times! Arthur Palmer was to be no stranger to WW1 hospitals, making four visits to them during his time in on the Western Front. The first visit was on account of severe frost bitten feet from 6th December 1914 to 19th February 1915. He was hospitalised again due to being wounded in October 1916, again on 9th June 1917 due to a gunshot wound to his left leg and finally in May 1918 on account of being wounded for a third time. Bi Metal cap badge to the Northamptonshire Regiment with original slider which came with the paperwork and photographs. It is in good condition with signs of some service wear. The collection also includes three letters including a fascinating letter from the Commandant of the British Red Cross Hospital, Brackendene, Altringham defending Private Palmer from accusations that were circulating that he had not seen service abroad whilst still on his sick furlough. The Commandant writes to the sister of Palmer: “I am extremely sorry to hear that reports have been circulated saying that he has not been abroad. It was from being in the trenches that he was suffering from frost bitten feet and the pain and suffering from them to quite as bad as wounds. I will be glad if you will show this letter to anyone who doubts he has been abroad…” There is a postcard passed by censor ( No 1064 ) and dated 5th Nov 14 from Palmer to his sister. He writes: “We landed safely and I am quite well…” He confirms he was serving with B Coy. There are nine field service postcards of various dates from him to Mrs A Palmer at Ugg Mere Cottages, Ramsey St Marys, Huntingdonshire. There is also a postcard printed with the words “Advice of Admission to Hospital” informing Mrs A Palmer of his admission to 22nd General hospital for a gunshot wound to left leg in July 1917. Served with 7th Northants at this time. There is also a Field Postcard from him confirming he had been admitted to hospital wounded dated 11th July 1917, and another one dated 14th May 1918 confirming the same. There are several original photographic portrait photographs of Arthur in his pre WW1 red tunic and also in his WW1 Khaki service dress. There are also group photos of him in hospital blues and a more macabre souvenir of his war, a group photo of some German officers with the following pencil addition to the reverse: “I took this off a dead Hun officer that we blew up”. There are other personal cards and birthday cards and unidentified soldiers. An interesting lot and a gold mine if you have his 1914 star trio! See additional photos below. Com FB
An Original Victorian Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers Shako Badge A die struck blackened brass Shako plate to the Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers circa 1860-81, with 2 original loops (east-west) to the reverse and in very good condition. Circa 6.6cm tall and 3.9cm wide. Bloomer Ref No 252 refers. Coll.
Anglo - Boere Oorlog Medal 1899 - 1902, to a Boer Burger, third pattern of issue This is the third pattern of this medal (as issued from February 1942 - to date) with correct ribbon, which is correctly impressed to: Burger J.A. Van Der Linde There are three men listed on the roll with this rank and name. The Medal disc is VF condition, but as been fitted with a with second pattern suspender, probably as a later replacement, as it is a bit slack and there are marks on one side which suggest the previous suspender has been removed. Condition reflected in the price. Still a scarce medal to the irregular Dutch farmers who gave the British Empire a good run for its money!
Anglo Boer War The Handy Man Celluloid Letter Opener A scarce item, circa 21.5cm long. No damage. The Royal Navy 's answer to the imagery of the Army's A Gentleman in Kharki. False ivorine in look, these celluloid plastic figures were the forerunner of all those Airfix soldiers we used to collect (and it also looks to be 1:32 scale)! They came mounted on a variety of useful household items such as a tot measure, bell, bottle cork, pin cushion and also this letter opener. A125
Anodised Army Catering Corps Large Pattern Button - King's Crown A scarce pre 1953 anodised button to the Army Catering Corps. Floating shank and back-marked Buttons Limited, Birmingham. Circa 26mm in diameter. Some wear to finish on highpoints, but a scarce button.
Anodised Bi-coloured North Irish Brigade Cap Badge - Gaunt London Scarce 1958 - 1968 anodised cap badge, which was worn by the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Ulster Rifles and Royal Irish Fusiliers when they were brigaded together as the North Irish Brigade. In good condition, with JR Gaunt London on reverse of slider.
Anodised Queen's Own Yeomanry Anodised Cap Badge An anodised cap badge to the Queens Own Yeomanry. With original slider to the reverse & makers mark Dowler Birmingham. K&K Vol 2 No 2293 refers.
Are You The Man? - Original 1950s / Early 1960s Recruiting Leaflet for the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars An attractive and clever recruiting leaflet which effectively folds out to make two sides of A3. Late 1950s / early 1960s vintage recruiting leaflet. It includes a history of the regiment since its earliest days and details about service and pay, guaranteeing no "spud bashing" as electric potato peelers have been provided to the Cooks and tank drivers could look forward to £6-2-6 a week minimum on a 6 year engagement in the Irish Hussars. How things have changed, this would not be enough to cover one hour of the minimum way today!
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) Officers Fully Fretted & Domed White Metal Cap Badge This is a lovely early badge, domed centre, fretted as per the officer's pattern and with the cat tails up! Nicely fretted and with the centre domed out. would look great with a bit of red felt behind it. Execellent sharp detail with nickel plated finish. Two original lugs to the reverse. B11.3
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) White on Red Embroidered / Woven Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition. Some glue spots / white bluetack to the reverse. Davis No 347 refers Comm GrH
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Diced Embroidered Cloth Flash Designation Also worn by 402nd Light Regiment, Royal Artillery (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ) (TA). Red and white diced with green ends on khaki. Circa 6cm wide and 2.5cm deep, slight edge otherwise in good condition. Not easy to come by. A139.1
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Diced Embroidered Cloth Flash Designation Also worn by 402nd Light Regiment, R.A. (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ) (TA). Red and white diced with green ends on khaki. Circa 6cm wide and 2.5cm deep, some glue marks to reverse otherwise good condition (slight discolouration to the white squares from its neighbouring red squares). Not easy to come by. Comm GrH
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers Large Button ( 91st & 93rd Highlanders) Gaunt, London. quite a high dome to this button, fixed shank and in good conidtion. Ripley No 294 refers.
Armourer Trade proficiency Arm badge - DIY - Made in the Workshop! I love this item, a do-it-yourself armourer's arm badge, finely hand crafted from 2mm brass sheet and with home made lugs. It is heavy as a result and possibly of colonial manufacture. It is not cast or die struck. Hand made and unique.
Army Air Corps AAC Staybrite Anodised Silver Cap Badge - Timings Birmingham Post 1957 pattern. Very good condition. Only defect is slight twisting to orb on top of the crown. Original slider stamped with scarce maker H. W. Timings Ltd, B'ham.
Army Apprentice School Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow embroidered lettering on black felt, Removed from uniform. Small moth hole under the letter C in the word School, otherwise in very good condition. Comm GrH
Army Catering Corps / Antrim Embroidered / Woven Cloth Shoulder Titles Combination Army Catering Corps ( ACC ) Territorials, worn above The Antrim, red on black, presumably worn by Northern Ireland ACC Territorial Units. In great condition. Comm GrH
Army Catering Corps Bullion Cap Badge ( no scroll) An QEII crown private purchase bullion cap badge of the Army Catering Corps. Circa 3.8cm tall. In good condition. Pre 1993.
Army Catering Corps Bullion Cap Badge with scroll 'We Sustain' An attractive QEII crown private purchase bullion cap badge of the Army Catering Corps. Circa 4.4cm tall. In good condition. Pre 1993.
Army Catering Corps Cap Badge - maker marked Buttons Ltd, Birmingham Bi-metal King's Crown badge with long original slider. Badge well polished (I bet his pots and pans were really clean too!) and shaped for wear, maker marked to rear Buttons Ltd, Birmingham. Expansion hole behind slider.
Army Catering Corps Grey on Yellow Embroidered Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Army Education Corps Officer's Large Pattern Brass Button Large pattern with fixed shank and blank reverse. Worn 1920 to 1946 (they acquired the title "Royal" in 1946). Circa 26mm in diameter. Good detail and condition, except for some verdigris to the reverse. Scarce. Ripley No 539 refers.
Army LSGC Medal ( 27th ) Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - Sergeant James Whitters Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (3rd type Victoria issue, small lettered reverse). Poor but adequate suspender repair and single slight edge bruise. NVF. His only medal. Engraved in rim in upright capitals “2148 SERGT, J. WHITTERS. R. INNIS FUS” With biographical write-up and a copy of his service papers (8 ages) from the PRO Kew (WO 100 97/6231). He began his military career as a volunteer in the Fermanagh Light Infantry Militia. See his sons medals, also listed.
Army Physical Training Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Large letters on a large title, red lettering embroidered on black. Some service wear to the last three letters of the word Training, and three glue spots to reverse otherwise in good condition. Scarce. Brian Davis No 380 refers. Comm GrH
Army Physical Training Corps Officer 's Matched OSD Bronze Cap and Collar Badge Set An excellent set of cap and matching OSD collar badges to the Army Physical Training Corps ( APTC ) with original three blades / lugs to the reverse of each. King's crown. Great colour with minimal wear. A194.4 / A194.5
Army Pipers Proficency Badge, three drones This is not your typical pattern (see item 54159 to see the typical pattern). It has three drones so I believe this is Scottish rather than Irish, but happy to be corrected. Circa 6cm tall and 4.4cm wide, with two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition.
Army Scout Brass Cavalry Arm Badge, worn between 1905 - 1921 only Small pattern, engraved brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall. Good condition. Type 12B as identified in Edwards and Langley, "British Army Proficiency Badges".
Army Scripture Reader ( ASR ) blue on red slip on variety with glue back Woven cloth shoulder title of the slip over type with 2 straps to reverse. plastic back, no damage or moth. In very good condition. Modern issue rather than WW2. Thank you to Keith for confirmation. Comm FB
Army Signaller's Brass Proficiency Arm Badge, With four original flat lugs to the reverse (reminiscent of Canadian / Australian / New Zealand manufacture). Circa 4.7cm tall. Signs of service wear but detail still sharp.
Army Temperance Medals Grouping to one recipient, Association of India (ATAI), Scarce Attractively displayed, there are four items to this piece, which appears to have been worn by the same recipient. It comprises: 1) Original ATAI "3 year" yellow and maroon ribbon, circa 3.6cm wide 2) Ornate Fidelity bar (unmarked silver) indicating two years abstinence, with early pattern pin fitting (later versions had a brooch fitting) with original 3.5cm lenth of pin, bar is 4cm wide at widest part 3) Sewn to middle of ribbon an ATAI 3 year silver medal in the shape of a square with 25mm sides suspended by a corner, with original ornate swivelling suspension bar 4) attached to the bottom of the ribbon by just a domestic pin, the ATAI one year abstinence medal which is in unmarked silver, and about 34mm in diameter, with the date 1897. Great to find these medals mounted as they were worn.
Article extracted from Flight Magazine March 1944 - New 36.7 litre 12 cyclinder Rolls Royce Griffon Engine as fitted in the Spitfire 2 pages (folded), 4 sides of covering the development of the latest and greatest Spitfire engine. There is also a feature on Axis airforces "Behind the Lines" with a photo French trainees at Nancy in France (working for Junkers). I am not sitting pulling these magazines apart, these extracts were found in a book I have also listed on aircraft maintenance.
Artist impression Postcard, depicting the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet in a gale sailing from Corfu to Malta December 1911. Postally used, cancelled in Valletta, Malta, but unfortunately stamp removed. Message on reverse is dated April 1912 from a sailor, Fred Smith to his sister. He was seving in HMS Triumph which is one of the shipes featured on the front of the card. Unusual card and Fred undoubtedly saw First War service. HMS Triumph was the second of the two Swiftsure-class pre-dreadnought battleships of the Royal Navy. Purchased from Chile before completion, she was initially assigned to the Home Fleet and Channel Fleets before being transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1909. The ship briefly rejoined Home Fleet in 1912 before she was transferred abroad to the China Station in 1913. Triumph participated in the hunt for the German East Asia Squadron of Maximilian Graf von Spee and in the campaign against the German colony at Tsingtao, China early in World War I. The ship was transferred to the Mediterranean in early 1915 to participate in the Dardanelles Campaign against the Ottoman Empire. She was torpedoed and sunk off Gaba Tepe by the German submarine U-21 on 25 May 1915.
Artist Rifles ( 28th County of London Regiment ) Matched Facing Pair of Officers / Sergeants White Metal Collar Badges A fine pair of matched and facing white metal collar badges each with 2 original loops to the reverse. Sharp detail. As worns on 'Patrols' and Mess Dress by Officers and Sergeants, circa 1919 - 1939. Churchill No 1995 refers.
Artist Rifles ( 28th County of London Regiment ) Matched Facing Pair of Officers Solid Silver Collar Badges - Mappin & Webb, London A stunning matched and facing pair of solid silver Mappin & Webb made collar badges, one of London's top jewellers. The mark of Mn&Wb is confirmed as used from 1898 until 1929. See the following url: http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-M.html Each collar badge is in excellent condition with sharp detail and correctly marked. Some toning to silver. Two original copper lugs ( evidence of having being plated) to the reverse of each, some slight service wear to lugs. Circa 3cm tall.
Artists ( 28th County of London Battalion ) White Metal Cap Badge A good quality white metal striking of the Artist Rifles with original slider to the reverse. Sealed 1938 and as worn by 21 SAS on the maroon beret badge from 1948-1956. K&K Vol 2 No 2426 refers. Comm FB
Artists Rifles ( 28th County of London Regiment ) Officers Silver Plated Large Pattern Button, pre 1936 Officer quality button but with the floating shank usually found on other ranks' buttons. Dark toned, Hobson & Son, London, who traditionally supplied officer's buttons. Circa 26mm in diameter. Pre 1936. Ripley No 443 refers.
ATS Printed Shoulder Title and Black on Salmon Pink ATS Provost Slip On Came together, believe both are ATS issue, women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. ATS title does not have a slip on for wear on the epaulette. Some sun fading the provost ( police ) slip on. Scarce. Comm FB
Attention all Beekeepers! Set of 6 Bronze Livery Buttons - Attractive Bee Hive Design, by Bellerby of London A very attractive set of bronze buttons, great for both those interested in interesting designs and also those who keep bees! Circa 26mm in diameter, open backed convex shape with fixed shanks, maker marked Bellerby of London. Some age to them, odd sign mark but does not detract from this lovely set of buttons. Comm StF
Attention all Beekeepers! Set of 7 Bronze Livery Buttons - Attractive Bee Hive Design, by Bellerby of London An attractive set of seven bronze buttons, great for both those interested in interesting designs and also those who keep bees! Circa 26mm in diameter, open backed convex shape with fixed shanks, maker marked Bellerby of London. Some age to them, odd sign mark but does not detract from this lovely set of buttons. Comm StF
Attractive Art Postcard - London Scottish Rifle Volunteers Postally used, looks to have been posted in 1908, their last year as a volunteer corps before becoming part of the territorial force. In wonderful condition.
Attractive fire gilt Victorian Royal Naval Sweetheart Brooch - straw boater on crossed cutlasses A very attractive Royal Navy sweetheart pin brooch badge which has three glass beads mounted on it for the good old "Red, White and Blue". A naval straw hat with ribbon. Some minor gilt wear to swords, consistent with age. Otherwise in very good condition with functional pin and "c" clasp, and safety chain. Registered design number to reverse. A scarce and quality piece of jewellery.
Attractive Gilt Livery Button - Goats Head on a Torse An attractive gilt open backed button with fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons London. Circa 25mm in diameter. Some marks to gilt and tarnishing to the reverse otherwise in good condition. Comm StF
ATTRACTIVE MATCHED PAIR OF FLUTED STEEL BESAGEWS An excellent matched pair of gothic style fluted besagews. They are a great example of the armouring ingenuity of the 15th century. The besagew supplied great protection to the armpit, and was mostly seen on armours coming out of Augsburg, Innsbruck, Nuremburg and Landshut, in the period 1450 - 1490. The besagew could either be riveted to the shoulder defence, usually to the spaulder or pointed to the mail shirt beneath and tied on. Fluted evenly with great care, these besagews show true craftsmanship, straight sharp flutes radiating out across this 19cm diameter surface (making them quite large) and climbing up to create a high conical defense of eleven spines, 3cm in depth. Purchased from the American John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum sale, although unattributed, they have some age to them. We consider that they are 19th century high quality reproductions, possibly produced by the well known German armourer of that time, Ernst Schmidt. See the following URL for more details: http://www.myarmoury.com/feature_schmidt.html
Attractive Pair of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Gilt and Enamel Cufflinks An attractive pair of enamel and gilt cufflinks to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The facing link of each cufflink has St George slaying the dragon in a circle with regimental motto Quo Fata Vocant ( Where the Fates Will). The inside link of each cufflink bears the regimental colour scheme. Circa 1.1cm tall, these are small and attractive, with no damage to emanel. Some minor rubbing to the gilt plate. Comm FB
Attractive set of WW1 era Red Cross Buttons - 8 large pattern brass buttons Set of 8 brass Red Cross of Geneva buttons, in great condition with fixed shanks. Back-marked Hobson & Sons Ltd, London. Circa 26mm in diameter. Possibly of WW1 vintage.
Attractive Silver Hallmarked Regimental Boxing Medallion / Watch Fob - Attributed to 5th ( Territorial ) Northumberland Fusilier An attractive hallmarked silver boxing medallion / watch fob, neatly engraged to reverse "5th Bn, N.F., Welters, Runner-up, 17.4.31" A little bit of sleuthing in the St George's Gazette confirms that this was most probably awarded to Fusilier Bingham of B Company. Medallion is 28mm in diameter, in good condition with some minor wear and light marks. Comes with a page of research and a report of the bout against Fusilier Gordon, who beat him on points. Great image of pugilists in raised relief to the obverse. Birminghan Hallmarks with date letter 'F' for 1930. Coll
Attractive WW1 Patriotic / Recruiting Home Front Gilt and Enamel Lapel Badge - England Expects Every Man to Do his Duty Gilt still bright, a touch grubby, but with no damage to enamel. Circa 2mm in diameter. Good condition.
Attractive WW1 Set of Queen 's ( West Surrey ) Regiment Badges Comprising a bi-metal cap badge with original slider and two braising / sweat holes to reverse of scroll, slight polishing to high points, otherwise very good condition; two original facing / close match collar badges; and a single curved Queen's brass shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse. These collar badges are particularly hard to source. (A137.4/A143.1/A143.2)
Australian 45th Battalion St George Regiment - maker marked Stokes A large gilt bronze cap badge with three original lugs and embossed with maker's mark Stokes to the horses rear (on the reverse). Circa 6.4cm tall. Some attractive wear to gilt on the horse. In 1929, the 45th Battalion, A.M.F., adopted the title “45th Battalion ( The St. George Regiment )” and the new unit badge incorporated the motto, “Quo Fata Vocant”. This motto is also that of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The regiment was disbanded in 1960. A80.12 Sold to Phil
Australian Boer War Vintage Unofficial QIB Queensland Imperial Bushmen Brass Title Scarce Australian volunteer detachment brass shoulder title, possibly also worn on slouch hat, 1899 - 1902, with two dark toned original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1.4cm tall. The Bushmen contingents were primarily funded through either public subscription, or the donations of wealthy citizens who wished to been seen as contributing to the war effort. These units were mounted infantry, and consisted of men with a natural skill at horsemanship, riflery and bushcraft who were thought to be able to counter the skills of the Boer Commandoes. A43.1 Sold to Phil
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Brass Collar Badge Two original lugs to the reverse. Voided crown. In good used condition. Circa 4cm wide and 2.8cm tall. Comm StF
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Collar Badge Two original copper lugs to the reverse. Good condition with very little wear to dark brown finish. Circa 42mm across and 29mm tall. Coll
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Rising Sun Brass Cap Badge - Stokes & Sons, Melbourne Large pattern bronze badge with two original short loops to reverse. Embossed with maker's mark Stokes & Sons, Melbourne ( Australia ) to the reverse. Some evidence of service wear but no damage. Circa 6.3cm wide and 4.5cm tall. Sold to PG
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Rising Sun Cap Badge with Slider - British made Dark bronzed king's crown WW I cap badge with the less-common original slider fitting to the reverse (an indication of UK manufacture). The voided crown to the centre of a stylized rising sun above a tri-part scroll: "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces". Strong straight stiff badge with sharp detail and all rays present and correct. Circa 6.4cm wide and 4.5cm tall.
Australian Commonweath Military Forces Bronze Rising Sun Collar Badge Die cast with two original lugs to the reverse, voided crown. Some light verdigris to front. Circa 4.1cm wide and 2.8cm tall. Quite crude looking. Possibly theatre made?
Australian Commonweath Military Froces Rising Sun Cap Badge with Slider - British made Dark bronzed king's crown WW I cap badge with the less-common original slider fitting to the reverse ( an indication of UK manufacture). The voided crown to the centre of a stylized rising sun above a tri-part scroll: "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces". Strong straight stiff badge with sharp detail and all rays present and correct. Circa 6.4cm wide and 4.5cm tall.
Australian Hunter River Lancers Silvered Cap Badge Silver plated die struck badge, embossed with maker's details Luke Melb on the reverse, two original silvered lugs (sidesways on for wear on slouch hat). Darked toned. Circa 4.2cm tall. Great badge. Coll.
Australian Metal Bronze Shoulder Title AUSTRALIA - Two original lugs to reverse, some signs of service wear but otherwise good condition. Looks like it may have been blackened. Circa 5.3cm wide.
Australian Military Forces Bronze Medium Pattern Cuff Button Circa 77mm in diameter, floating shank, English made with maker mark JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London. King 's crown. Comm StF
Australian Rising Sun Bronze Collar Badge - TIPTAFT Bronze collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Embossed TIPTAFT B'HAM to the reverse. Circa 3.9m wide and 2.7cm tall. Minor wear to highpoints but all parts of the rays present and correct. Scarce UK made version
Australian Tin Hat Day Lapel Pin Badge White metal with blue enamel strap (enamel worn rather than chipped as very thinly applied) with pin (only half present) to reverse and embossed to the reverse with 5 shillings or Fifty Cents, Amor, Sydney. A little bit grubby, otherwise an attractive item. Com FB.
Australian, Eastern Command ( New South Wales ), 1950s Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Red and green flower machine embroidered on a grey blue background, Removed from uniform, Circa 6cm square. Thanks to Marc for the correct identification. Comm GrH
Baden Powell Mafeking Relieved 1900 Pressed Glass Plate - Boer War Vintage, Scarce An attractive pressed glass plate. Around the border the wording " Baden Powell " and in the centre " Besieged 7 months - 17 May 1900 - Relived ". No damage or chips. Usual stress/mould marks from pressed glass, plus minor surface wear. Circa 26cm in diameter. Scarce.
Barbados Regiment Cap Badge - white metal An extremely attractive and scarce cap badge (post 1948 issue), well made in white metal to the Defence Force of the Caribbean Commonwealth island of Barbados. Two original lugs (east -west). Slight polishing to finer high points, but about 9 out of 10 condition-wise. 5.1cm across and 5cm high. Barbados only has a population of about 250,000 and the island gained its independence from Britain in 196
Barnard Castle School Combined Cadet Force ( CCF ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge - Durham Two shields side-by-side. In a bright gilding metal alloy. Circa 5cm wide and 3.2cm tall. Two original lugs to the reverse. A good stiff badge in good condition. As worn by the school's CCF. K&K Vol 2 No 2505 refers. Comm FB.
Bechuanaland Rifles Bronze Slouch Hat Badge, Worn 1902 - 1913 Scarce king 's crown die cast bronze slouch hat badge with two original loops to the reverse. Crossed rifles and the king's crown to the centre of a circlet bearing the title and motto,within five star points. In very good condition. Circa 5.1cm wide. Owen No 307 refers. B33.7
Bedford Modern School Officer Training Corps OTC Brass Shoulder Title Brass shoulder title with 3 of 4 original loops to reverse. Otherwise in good condition. Westlake No 1664 refers.
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment Officers silver, gilt and enamel collar badge Single collar badge. Original silver plated lugs. Nice condition. Marked "P" for silver plate and also maker stamped on reverse, JR Gaunt London. Slight chip to blue enamel. looks worse in photo due to flash, otherwise hard to see. Circa 3cm across and 3.2cm tall.
Bedfordshire Regiment White Metal Volunteer / Militia Shoulder Title Curved Bedford in white metal with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. It is whiter than it looks in the photo. Pre 1908.
Belgian Army Sports Brevet ( Breast ) Badge national colours on three rings on crossed swords Brass alloy die struck with two original lugs to the reverse. Three different poorly enamelled rings to match national colours. Circa 5cm wide and 3.5cm tall. Good stiff badge - proficiency badge, skill at arms.
Belgian Croix De Guerre (War Cross) 1914-18 Bronze Palm on Medal Ribbon A scarce item to find. It has the "A" in the centre of the bronze palm leaf (laurel leaf) which was King Albert's monogram. This decoration was instated on 5th October 1915, and was issued to reward acts of bravery on the battlefield. Many British recipients serving were also awarded this medal. Ribbon is circa 4cm wide and the palm leaf is circa 13mm wide, Belgian Croix De Guerre (War Cross) 1914-18 Bronze Palm on Medal Ribbon A scarce item to find. It has the "A" in the centre of the bronze palm leaf (laurel leaf) which was King Albert's monogram. This decoration was instated on 5th October 1915, and was issued to reward acts of bravery on the battlefield. Many British recipients serving were also awarded this medal. Ribbon is circa 4cm wide and the palm leaf is circa 13mm wide. Coll
Belgium issue of the Inter-Allied Victory medal 1914-1919 Unnamed as issued, original watermarked ribbon, looks dull but otherwise in good condition. Coll
Berkhamsted School OTC Embroiderd Cloth Shoulder Title Berkhamsted School Officer Training Corps yellow on black cloth title, removed from uniform and has some age to it. Circa 12cm wide.
Berkshire Yeomany White Metal Pair of Collar Badges An attractive pair of white metal collar badges each with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Apparently they depict the coat of arms of Hungerford. Very good condition with some age to them.
Bermuda Rifles White Metal Cap Badge (2nd Pattern) A crisp die struck cap badge as worn from 1946 to 1965. original slider. Unissed conditon. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 81 refers.
Berwick on Tweed Police Large Pattern White Metal Button, pre 1921 Large pattern white metal button with fixed shank, backmarked Extra Quality. Circa 27mm in diameter. In good condition with sharp detail and minor tarnishing. Scarce. The with the Berwick-upon-Tweed police were merged into Northumberland Police in 1921. . A9.3(1/2)
Bilingual WW1 Inter-Allied Victory Medal to South African Forces - Riley 2nd SAR Impressed naming on rim to 144 L/Cpl T.M. Riley, 2nd S.A. Rifles, a couple of slight edge nibbles/bruises and some wear/darkening of gilt finish, with replacement ribbon, GVF. Whilst the British version of the medal was awarded to all other Dominion and Empire troops, the South African government issued their own bilingual version in both English and Afrikaans to South African military who had served in a theatre of operations between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. The medal is quite rare, just 75,000 examples being awarded, only Thailand, Brazil and Cuba presented fewer.
Bisley Rifle Target Shooting Competition Winner Spoon An attractive enamel and silver plate (unmarked) spoon with the Bisley emblem of a white target with circles. The addition of the crown suggests it was a military award. Slight wear to silver plate on the left edge of the right gun butt and also to the bolt lever, but overall a lovely item.
Black Adder tactical recognition flash as worn by British Army Personnel in the Gulf War Original, but does not appear to have been worn. Coll.
BLACK AND WHITE BESAGEWS WITH MATCHING CODPIECE This matched collection of a late19th Century items comprises of pair of matched besagews together with a matching codpiece. These could either be displayed in their own right or could be suitable for finishing an extant armour which is missing these accessory parts. Several armour are known to have lost codpieces because of Victorian sensibilities and loosely attached besagews, such as these, can also easily go missing with the passage of time. The besagews follow the typical style most often seen with a cross pattern embossed into it with a raised central cone. Its adjacent quarters are crudely painted black. Its surrounding circumference is a rolled edge with attractive and neat file marks known as roping. They each measure 12.5cm in diameter and are a matched pair. The codpiece is formed with a central band which has a medial ridge. At its top is a pin which would mount into the tassets or fauld of the breastplate being worn at the time. While two holes at the bottom are for tying a lace through allowing a quick way to remove it as required. It has been well shaped and has a good symmetry to it and clean lines. It is curved so it goes back on its self to sit comfortably between the legs. The top pin has a diameter of 8 mm. It is approximately 9.5 cm wide and 19 cm in length. We ship worldwide!
Black Leather Victorian Volunteer Rifles Corps Pouch with Badge In very good condition with all fittings. The pouch bears a blackened brass badge with two screw posts with retaining nut fittings. Badge may have been changed at some point, but this one is a good fit. A1/A70.10
Black Watch ( The Royal Highlanders ) White Metal Sporran Badge Good sharp detail with long retaining brass tang to the reverse. Circa 4.1cm tall. Churchill No 1167 (but in white metal). B39.6
Black Watch 42nd Tartan Cloth Arm Badge on Khaki backing In good condition. Also worn by Q Battery, 439th Regiment, Royal Artillery. Davis No 407 refers. Comm FB
Black Watch Anodised Cap Badge In good condition but with some signs of service wear on the lugs, but they are still intact and functional.
Black Watch White Metal Sporran Badge Often mistaken for a collar badge, this is the sporran badge which somebody appears to have skilfully relugged as a collar badge, Good sharp detail. Reflected in price.
Blood Donor Emamel and GIlt Pin Lapel Badge, circa 1948 - 1952 King's crown making it pre, enamel in good condition with no damage, but some minor wear to the copper gilt finish to the top of the left heart and rim (does not show up on photo), with original pin fitting and clasp. Registered design No 855608, which places it to being registered in 1948. Circa 23mm in diameter. In generally good condition overall. Coll.
Blue & Red Flash Cloth Battalion Designation Royal Fusiliers, thanks to Paul for the confirmation. Circa 4.5cm by 4cm. Removed from uniform. No moth. Comm FB
Boer Cover 21st May 1900 from Cape of Good Hope to POW in Green Point Camp Envelope (no contents) from Beaufort West, C.G.H, ( Cape of Good Hope ) some 480km North East of Cape Town, to a Prisoner of War, M. Smuts, located in Tent 98 at the Green Point Track Camp. It has been censored and backstamped, G.P.O. Capetown 22 My 00. Slight tear to bottom right corner, otherwise in very good condition and very scarce.
Boer War - KSA to 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers - Died Pretoria April 1902 - Hanlon Kings South Africa Medal (EDVII) correctly impressed: "2821 Cpl J. Hanlon, North'd Fus" Cpl Hanlon is recorded as dying from disease at Pretoria on the 3rd April 1902. Copy of medal roll confirms his service with the 2nd Battalion and his entitlement to this medal with two clasps South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, but sadly these are both missing. Possibly incorrectly attached to his QSA. Medal has edge nibbles, contact marks and some light sratches to obverse. Original ribbon, but this is badly frayed to one side. He was entitled to a QSA with the clasps Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal. His rank on the QSA roll is given as Lance Corporal (extract provided of medal entitlements from roll for both of his medals). Coll.
Boer War - Lumsden 's Horse Bronzed Slouch Hat Badge ( Indian Army Formed Unit ). A one piece bronzed Slouch Hat Badge, of good quality with two small original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.8cm wide by 3.3cm tall. Very good condition and scarce. Lumsden's Horse was the name given to the Indian Mounted Infantry Corps, which was formed in Calcutta in 1899 by Lt Colonel Dugald Mactavish Lumsden of the Assam Valley Light Horse. The new corps was raised from volunteers from various existing Indian regiments, including the Assam Valley Light Horse. Colonel Lumsden contributed 50,000 rupees. The Corps left Calcutta 250 strong in February 1900 to take part in the Second Boer War, under the command of Field Marshal Lord Roberts. The Corps took part in the march to Bloemfontein, the occupation of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the pursuit of de Wet, and the Barberton & De Kaap campaigns against the Boers. Lord Curzon, Viceroy and Governor General of India placed a memorial tablet in St.Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta. It lists those of the Corps who died in action and in sickness. B23.20
Boer War - 10th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry Brass X slouch hat badge ? A small and unusual brass Roman numeral "X" with two loops to the reverse (elongated). Circa 1.5cm tall and 1.2cm across. Could this have been worn on a rosette? Any information welcome. A173.2(1)
Boer War - Coloured Photographic Postcard 13th Hussars in South Africa Kit Postally unusued, EFA Military Series, Good condition with only minor corner wear. A32.8 Sold to PG
Boer War - Coloured Photographic Postcard 13th Hussars Trumpeter - South Africa Kit Postally unusued, EFA Military Series, in excellent condition. Pencil note to reverse " Boer War " Coll. On hold for PG On hold for PG
Boer War - Coloured Photographic Postcard 2nd Dragoons ( Scots Greys ) in South Africa Kit Postally unusued, EFA Military Series, very good condition with minor edge wear, Interesting to see the coloured pagri band. Pencil note to reverse " Boer War " Coll.
Boer War - Coloured Photographic Postcard Cavalry Scouts - South Africa Kit Postally unusued, EFA Military Series, in excellent condition. Pencil note to reverse " Boer War " Coll. On hold for PG
Boer War - Kitchener 's Horse Brass Slouch Hat Badge Boer War sheet brass slouch hat badge with two brass wire loops to the reverse, as worn by Kitchener's Horse. Circa 3.3cm tall and 3.8cm wide. In very good condition. Worn 1900 - 1902. Scarce. B23.18
Boer War - QSA to 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers - Died Capetown November 1899 - Whitmore Queens South Africa Medal with single clasp Cape Colony, correctly impressed: "2053 Pte J. Whitmore, North'd Fus" Private Whitmore is recorded as dying from disease at Woodstock, Cape Town on the 28th November 1899 ("In Memorium" by S. Watt and also on the site www.Angloboerwar.com ). Served with 1st Battalion. Commemorated in St George's Gazette of 30th June 1908. Copy of this page included. I have struggled to find his medal record for the QSA, but this roll can be a minefield, and does not mean it is not there somewhere! Medal in NEF condition, dark toned and with original ribbon. Scarce single clasp QSA casualty. Coll.
Boer War - WPMR - Western Province Mounted Rifles Brass Shoulder Title Locally made brass shoulder title, cut sheet brass with 2 loops to reverse. 4.6ccm wide and 1.4cm tall. May also have been worn as a slouch hat badge. In good condition with some service wear. B28.15
Boer War 6th Dragoon Guards ( Carabineers ) Carved Pipe - named to H. Soulpher Looks like a walnut body, signs of wear through use, but no cracks or repairs. A great pipe marked on white metal band "Saphir". Carved on the reverse of bowl also with the battle honours Paardberg, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and on either side Pretoria and Belfast as well as Boer War and the dates 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1902. However the best part is the central device carved VI DG with "Carabiniers" below and the NAME OF THE OWNER - "H. SOULPHER" above. A lovely pipe and with great features and feel to it. Owner unsearched. His medals will be out there somewhere. Bowl is circa 7.5cm tall and full pipe 13cm. Stem is loose and may not be the exact match for this pipe. This is not for smoking, purely a collectable. Pipe smoking was very popular at the turn of the 20th Century. As there were not sufficient pipes available in South Africa to meet the soldiers' demands, a number of campaigns were launched in England and a great number of pipes were collected and shipped to the war front. The soldiers in the leisure time (with no TV to watch!) carved decorative patterns, their names, or initials, or regimental insignia on their pipes. They have become very collectable in their own right.
Boer War Carved Pipe Gift from one Sergeant to another A small bowl pipe attractively carved with the arms Republic of South Africa with the words "Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek" carved below. On either side the name of the giver and recipient as follows: "From Sergt W.G.S. Urgess" and "To Sergt. A.J. Sanford". A well used but lovely pipe and with great features and feel to it. Looks like walnut. Worthy of further research. Bowl is 5cm tall. Coll
Boer War City Imperial Volunteers ( C.I.V. ) Hallmarked Silver Officer's Swagger Stick Top A scarce silver swagger stick top to hte CIV with Queen Victoria crown and London coat of arms and the date 1900 below. Polish wear to detail on London coat of arms. Hallmarked silver with London hallmarks and date letter 'e' for 1900. Scarce. A40.2
Boer War Hospital Ship “S.S. Maine” Fund Raising Medal - Lady Randolph Churchill's Amercian Ladies Hospital Ship Fund, cased A 44mm white metal medallion in its original red leather, green velvet lined, case. No means of suspension and unnamed. Medal in mint condition. The Maine was originally the Atlantic Transport Line steamer Swansea, renamed in 1899 and lent to the British Government as a hospital ship for use in the Boer War and later off China during the Boxer Rebellion (its officers received the Transport Medal ). Fitted out as a hospital ship in London by Messrs. Fletcher & Son and Fearnall Ltd., the costs were met by the American Ladies Hospital Ship Fund who struck this medallion to help with their fund raising. Obverse: Within a raised border, on which is inscribed "Lent to British Govt. for use in the Transvaal War by Pres. of Atlantic Transport Coy.," a three masted steamer, Above S.S. Maine below; Bernard N. Baker, Esq., 1899". Reverse: Within a similar raised border, on which is inscribed "Fitted as Hospital Ship by Messrs. Fletcher, Son & Fearnell Ltd, London." the American and British flags in saltire, passed through a life-buoy with life-line attached, in the centre the Geneva Cross. Above, "For the American Ladies Hospital Ship Fund" beneath, "Chairman, Lady R. Churchill; Hon. Sec. Mrs A. Blow; Hon. Tres., Mrs Rowlands". Coll.
Boer War Imperial Yeomanry Slouch Hat Rosette with original Cabinet Photograph of a Yeoman from Consett, County Durham A fine General pattern red and purple silk rosette bearing bronzed Prince of Wales’s plumes with “IY” below. Very good condition with some wear damage to rosette. Correctly with two loops to reverse of plumes, two blades to reverse of IY (not visible, but one can feel they are blades). This item comes with a large cabinet photo from a Medomsley Road, Consett photographer of an Imperial Yeoman (the reverse of the cabinet is blank). The presumption has been made he was probably from one of the Northumberland and Durham Companies. All held in a card frame. An attractive display. K&K Vol 1 No 1396 refers. Com FB
Boer War Large Card mounted photograph of an Imperial Yeoman believe to be Rough Riders - attributed A stunning studio portrait image of a dashing yeomanry sergeant believed to be in the uniform of one of the City of London Imperial Yeomanry Rough Riders. Signed by him "Herbert Carter, Cape Town, March '02". Image is sepia toned, some grubby marks to green card mount and two tiny pin pricks to very top of card, blank reverse (some spurious pencil marks to reverse). One diagonal mark to right of slouch hat, otherwise image is in good condition. Circa 8.5 inches by 6.5 inches.
Boer War Lord Roberts Commander-in-Chief 's Bodyguard Slouch Hat Badge, 1900 Contemporary and scarce two part construction sheet brass with two large brass lug rings on reverse. Applied "R" to centre to signify Lord Roberts. The date 1900 and letters SAFF ( South African Field Force) are also included in the design. Worn on slouch hat. There is also a pattern which was in the form of a shoulder title that was also worn on the slouch hat badge (see item 52007). Good condition, but with signs of being polished. 3.5cm wide and 4.1cm tall.
Boer War POW Currency - Green Point Track Camp - 5 Shillings Paper Canteen Note In uncirculated condition, orange brown ( bistre - brown) colour. For use in the prison camp canteen. Five Shillings Sterling. Produced by the POW Camp Manager for use by Boers incarcerated at the Green Point Track (Cape Town racecourse today). They were only to be used for purchases in the prison canteen. The 4 values were 1/-, 2/-, 5/- grey and 5/- bistre-brown (the latter offered for sale here). They had a blank reverse.
Boer War Prisoner of War ( POW ) Cover - Krugersdorp 6 Mar 1902, Portuguese interest? This has been addressed to a camp in the Transvaal, but the language is not English but Portuguese and there appears to be reference to ' Lisboa ' in the address. It has seen a lot of wear and is creased, torn and fragile. Probably intended for a captured Portuguese fighter on the Boer's side. Interesting overstamped ZAR stamps with E.R.I. for King Edward VII. Scarce. The Portuguese Govenment were not supporters of the Boers as C R de Wet in Chapter 7 of his book reveals "This harbour ( Delagoa Bay ), then the only harbour in South Africa open to us, was subsequently forbidden us by the Portuguese Government, whose officials even went so far as to arrest eight hundred of our burghers (who, for want of horses, had taken refuge in Portuguese territory), and to send them to Portugal. Immediately after their arrival in the port of Lisbon the Boer internees were transported to the 6 internment camps in Portugal.
Boer War Royal Northern or Royal Home Counties Reserve Regiment Pouch Badge A scarce bi-metal pouch badge, two part construction, to this war raised unit (the Northern and Home Counties both used the same pattern badge), was intended to enable regular army reservist to volunteer for one year as a second line for UK service with so many regular troops deployed to South Africa. With two original screw posts to the reverse. Victorian Crown. A few spots of verdigris otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5cm tall.
Boer War Service Dress Brown Leather British Army Cavalry Lancers Lance Bucket dated 1900 An exceptionally rare item to find in this condition, a polished brown leather lance bucket designed to fit neatly onto the troopers stirrup cup. This example has clear maker's details ( Parfitt & Leate ), the date 1900 and WD Arrow. In very good condition. Hens teeth are found more frequently! Some countries may require additional customs clearance for leather shipments. A30.1
Boer War Soldier's Pocket Sized New Testament South Africa 1900 - named Inscribed as presented to Bombardier Alex Simpson, of the Royal Field Artillery ( RFA ), this is a good tight copy with no lose pages or damage. Slight foxing. It does have the usual fade and wear to the canvas card covers. Pocket sized at circa 11.5cm by 7.5cm. The preface is by Field Marshal Lord Wolesley, and it reads as follows: "In my opinion, there could be nothing more suitable for the spiritual comfort of a soldier on active service than this Testament. The size permits him always to carry it in his khaki jacket pocket, and each soldier who possesses a copy will have something of far greater value to him than the proverbial marshal's baton."
Boer War Souvenir 1st Battalion Essex Regiment - Large Silk Handkerchief Foxed and very fragile, edges are fraying and a bit perished, but scarce item listing the battle honours for this famous regiment in the Boer War in the central panel. Coll.
Boer War St George's Gazette 1899 Annual bound volume - Regimental Gazette of the 5th Nothumberland Fusiliers Bottle Green hard bound large format book (27cm tall and 22cm wide) containing the 12 monthly editions for the year 1899. Complete and without tears to pages or pen marks. Covers show edge bumps to corner and light fade or water damage to top of external cover both front and back. Invaluable for the Boer War and Regimental reseacher respectively. Minor foxing to internal pages but generally about 8 out of 10. Cover 4 out of 10. I have other years, so let me know if you are looking for a particular year. We regret will post to UK address only unless postage agreed in advance with overseas buyers by email first. We will combine on postage.
Boer War Tinnie - British General Some surface wear to image and dulling to the gilt / brass rim and minor rusting, with original pin. Unidentified. Comm FB
Boer War Tinnie - Lieut.-General Thomas Kelly-Kenny, C.B. Some surface wear to picture and dulling / rusting to the rim, with original pin to reverse. Kelly-Kenny, an Irishman who commanded the Queen's Regiment until 1886, when he retired on half-pay. He joined the Staff and commanded the 6th Division of the South African Field Force. Comm FB
Boer War Tinnie - Lieutenant - General Sir George White, V.C., G.C.B. Some surface wear to image and dulling to the gilt / brass rim and minor rusting, with original pin. General White was in command of the troops in the Natal and was the gallant defender of Ladysmith in the Boer War. Comm FB
Boer War Tinnie - Lieutenant - General Sir George White, V.C., G.C.B. Some surface wear to image and dulling to the gilt / brass rim and minor rusting, with original pin. General White was in command of the troops in the Natal and was the gallant defender of Ladysmith in the Boer War. Com FB
Boer War Tuck & Sons Art Postcard - General Clements vignette Postally used, some staining and wear/creasing, but reasonable condition for having been through the postal system. Major-General RAP Clements, commanded the 12th Brigade, in 2nd Boer War / South African War, 1899 - 1902. Coll.
Boer War vintage 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry ( I.Y. ) triangular cloth slouch hat badge Embroidered red on blue/purple triangular felt. Circa 7.5cm across. Pre 1908. No moth, tears or wear. Scarce. The 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry served in South Africa during the Boer War, initially in Orange Free State, and comprised of the following companies 6th ( Staffordshire ) Company, raised 1900 7th ( Leicestershire ) Company, raised 1900 8th ( Derbyshire ) Company, raised 1900 28th ( Bedfordshire ) Company, raised 1900; also known as Compton's Horse; perpetuated 19 Sept 1901 by Bedfordshire Imperial Yeomanry 41st ( Hampshire ) Company, transferred 1902 from 12th Battalion 104th ( Derbyshire ) Company, raised 1901 106th (Staffordshire) Company, raised 1901 A7.2
Boer War Vintage Decorative Ceramic Plate depicting General Buller One of a series of plates depicting Boer War generals with green glazed border and gilt decoration to this border. Minor crazing to central transfer, otherwise image in very good condition. Unmarked on reverse. No cracks, chips or repairs to plate. Circa 22.2cm in diameter. Please note due to nature of the item will only post to a UK address.
Boer War Vintage Decorative China Plate depicting General Buller - A Present from Aberdeen, Scotland A highly attractive and very decorative china plate depicting the Boer War General Buller with an ornate legend above confirming this was a "present from Aberdeen" (Scotland). Minor surface wear to plate and very minor crazing to central transfer, otherwise the image in very good condition. Unmarked on reverse. No cracks, chips or repairs to plate. One edge of the rim to the reverse feels quite uneven and rough, but this is under the glaze. Circa 22cm in diameter. Please note due to delicate nature of the item, we will only post to a UK address. General Sir Redvers Henry Buller VC GCB GCMG (7 December 1839 – 2 June 1908) (pronounced "Reevers") was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He served as Commander in Chief of British forces in South Africa during the early months of the Second Boer War and subsequently commanded the army in Natal until his return to England in November 1900.
Boer War Vintage Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Bi-Metal Cap Badge A scarce badge to this Anglo-Boer War cap badge, two dark toned original lugs to the reverse and with four sweat / braising holes to the reverse. Sharp detail. Worn on a rossette on the slouch hat. One of my favourite badges. K&K, Vol 1, No 1394 refers. A150.1
Boer War vintage Imperial Yeomanry Large Bronze Brass Button Backmarked superior , with floating shank. Bronze brass finish. Good condition. 24mm in diameter.
Boer War vintage Imperial Yeomanry Officer's Large Pattern Bronze Button Backmarked Pitt & Col London, with fixed shank. Bronze finish. It has been laquered. Excellent condition. 24mm in diameter.
Boer War vintage Imperial Yeomanry Officer's Medium Pattern Bronze Button Medium pattern button, circa 19mm in diameter, with fixed shank. Reverse corroded, but maker's name of Pitt & Co, London still visible.
Boer War Vintage Pom Pom Shell Trench Art - two coal skuttles Identical calibre pom pom shells converted into this very early form of Trench Art (usually encountered in WW1). Both Circa 2 inches (4.3cm) in diameter at the base. One stamped "Boer War" as a maker mark in a circle "V, S & M". It has a small thin brass carrying handle, but the two small feet are missing when it is laid on its side. Circa 8cm tall. Edge of "coal skuttle" has some damage, but a scarce early item of brass shell trench art. The other one is not marked Boer War but is of the same calibre but not maker marked. It has all of its three feet but does not appear to have ever had a carry handle. In better condition. Circa 7cm tall and 4.3cm wide.
Boer War Vintage Tuck Art Post Card - Baden Powell & Well done Gallant Little Mafeking Postally used, with address and message to front. EDVII stamp. Some minor staining and ink from the franking machine to front, otherwise in good condition. Illustrated by Harry Payne. A really hard card to find.
Boer War Vintage Tuck Card - Majuba 1881, Wiping something off the Slate Postally unused, monochrome illustration by Harry Payne, owner's name to reverse. Very minor corner wear otherwise in very good condition. Reference to Paardeberg and Ladysmith also. Scarce.
Bombardment of the Hartlepools 6th December 1914 Damage to Moor Terrace plus trench manned by the Royal Engineers Postally unused with minor corner wear. Evidence of having been removed from an album. Contemporary hand to the reverse identifies the largest house in the image as being called Greencliffe, which was occupied by army officer's and the sandbag wall below was a trench manned by the Royal Engineers. Legitimate military targets after all it would appear!
Booklet issued to new recruits at the depot - Summary of History and Traditions of the Fifth / Royal Northumberland Fusiliers by Major Pratt 1948 - 1950 Small pocket sized, card covers with colour illustration to front depicting an officer of the regiment in 1674. 16pp, in good condition with no damage or pen marks other than a small red mark to the front cover.
Border Regiment Facing Pair of White Metal Collar Badges Post 1906 pattern as they both have the battle honour "Relief of Ladysmith". Matched facing pair with two original lugs to each and original retaining strap for red velvet inserts. Some tarnishing to edges. Circa 3cm tall. Churchill No 943 refers
Boy Scouts c. 1935 Khaki Woven Cloth Arm Badge, Brown Backing A good red embroidered arrowhead and scroll on khaki woven bound oval badge, the reverse with brown backing. Very good used condition. Circa 5cm tall. Com FB
Boy Scouts c. 1935 Gardening Proficiency Cloth Badge, Brown Backing A rare khaki woven bound cloth Gardening Proficiency Boy Scout badge; the reverse with brown backing, Very good used condition. Circa 3.7cm in diameter. Com FB
Boy Scouts c. 1935 Swimming Proficiency Cloth Badge, Brown Backing A scarce khaki woven bound cloth Swimming Proficiency Boy Scout badge; the reverse with brown backing, Very good used condition. Circa 3.7cm in diameter. Com FB
Boy Scouts early Woven Fox Head Badge, mounted on hessian Red on dark green backing, this is an early oval Boy Scout badge which has been glued to a hessian oval circle. In reasonable good condition. Circa 4cm tall. Com FB
Boys Brigade - The Ambulance Proficiency Badge by Miller (1923-1956). An early nickel badge with red cross, the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd, B'Ham". Good condition, original pin fittings, some surface wear to cross. 27mm tall.
Boys' Brigade 1904-1926 One Year Efficiency Service Badge, Nickel A scarce original diamond die-stamped nickel badge with original vertical tube joint and rounded catch pin fittings. Very good condition. 27mm tall.
Boys' Brigade 1917-1968 Gymnastics Silver Plated Proficiency Badge. A attractive and good early die cast silver plated example retaining its silver finish and pin fittings. Very good condition. Circa 2.4cm square. Scarce.
Brand New in Nato Packaging - Pair of Scottish Highland Regiment Black Leather Brogue Shoes - Size 8 M I have my own pair which have been used for the first photograph as I am reluctant to remove the pair which is for sale here from its original brown grease proof paper packaging. It has been torn to allow one to check the contents but not completely opened. The shoes come with an original letter from the Quartermaster of the Queen's Own Highlanders which was stuffed inside and which says "for heavens sake look after them!" Which the recipient appears to have taken very literally as they have not been removed from their packaging. The original laces appear to be inside, the soles are absolutely fresh and unworn. These are rugged and no nonsense shoes as would be expected for wear on the parade ground.
Brass Army Warrant Officer's Crown, pre 1952 Good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall and 3cm wide. Perfect to put with sergeant's chevrons to make a CSM.
Brass Drummer's Trade Badge Brass on red felt backing, nice early heavy brass piece, in good condition.
Brass Drummers Proficiency Trade Arm Badge on Backing Plate Brass badge with two loops on original backing plate. In good condition. Circa 3cm tall. Edward & Langley No 155A refers. A183
Brass Drummers Proficiency Trade Arm Badge on Backing Plate Brass badge with two loops on original backing plate. In good condition. Circa 3cm tall. Edward & Langley No 155A refers. A183
Brass Pipesmoker's tamper of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum Solid brass cast pipe tamper for packing down the tobacco in your kitchener clay pipe (see the one I have for sale elsewhere on this site). This is a very scarce item and in good condition, circa 6cm tall. Tamper base is about 15mm across.
Brass Plaque engraved to Captain H.G. Lynch-Staunton, 5th ( Northumberland ) Fusiliers An attractively engraved brass plaque probably removed from a hat case or campaign trunk, pinned to a polished piece of mahogany, with a burgundy velvet backing. Circa 11cm by 7.5cm. Some rippling to brass but otherwise in good condition.
Brass Plaque to Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Soldier, removed from trunk, Corporal F. Wilkinson Looks to have been fitted at one time to a campaign box, chest or trunk. Impressed in capitals to Corporal F, Wilkinson, D.L.I. Tarnished, could do with a polish. Circa 6.8cm by 3cm. A firm piece of brass. Com FB.
Brass Uniform Button Cleaning Stick - stamped 1125170 Early stick with regimental number stamped into it. Circa 17cm long and 5.5cm wide. Standard pattern. Could do with a light polish. Comm FB
Britains 40318 Exclusive Collectors Club Household Division Drum Major State Dress Hand Painted Metal Toy Soldier Figure - Mint in Original Box Brand New in its original box, part pf the William Britain's Collector Range; this figure was the 2003 figure. In its original box, which is also in good condition. 1/32 Scale.
British Army - 49th Infantry ( Fusilier) Brigade ( Kenya & Korea ) Printed Formation Sign Scarce printed example with KK supposed to represent Kenya and Korea. Removed from uniform and traces of paper and glue to the reverse. Bright colouring and in good condition. The Brigade was formed in Kenya during the Mau Mau emergency 1953-1956, incorporating the 1st Battalion, Royal Northumbrian Fusiliers, and the 1st Battalion, Royal Innskilling Fusiliers, joined by the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, from January 1955. Scarce.
British Army - Eversley - Quality Rank Pip Star Large two piece and heavy brass star (would have been gilt but this is now dulled) and backmarked JR Gaunt London. Some slight polishing to high points Two original lugs. An atttractive and unusual find. As worn by officer's of the Middlesex Regt and South Wales Borderers. Many thanks to Alain for the information.
British Army - 48th Gurkha Brigade Formation Sign 48th Gurkha Brigade Formation Sign, white crossed kukris on red printed background. Very good condition. UK Buyers - As many formation signs and / or titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
British Army - GHQ Far East Land Forces ( FARELF ) Cloth Formation Designation Sign An embroidered example. White shield and sword with red cross, yellow wings on lgith blue backing with dark-blue base. Removed from uniform, still has khaki backing. Some fading from wear otherwise in good condition. Comm GrH On hold for Phill
British Army - Matched pair of 48th Gurkha Brigade Printed Cloth Formation Signs 48th Gurkha Brigade Formation Signs, matched pair, white crossed kukris on red printed background. In unissued condition. Comm GrH
British Army - Rhine Army Troops Formation Designation Sign Embroidered Yellow Sword on Red Cross on Blue Shield. Removed from uniform has seen service wear but in good condition for that. Comm GrH
British Army - Uncut matched facing pair of printed 51st Independent Infantry Brigade Cloth Formaton Signs, circa 1950s In good condition, with minor rust mark to the reverse. Circa 11.5cm wide (both) and 5.7cm tall. Featured in 'Uniforms of the WWII Tommy" by David B. Gordon. However, there was no 51 Brigade in WW2 and the date of formation and the history of this particular formation is obscure. It may have been created in the Canal Zone in the spring of 1955. Between June and October 1955 Brigade HQ is noted as forming part of the First Border Expedition in Aden. However, the Brigade is also noted as arriving in Cyprus from the Canal Zone in August 1955. It is still listed there in April 1957. In January 1962 the Brigade appears to have been in UK when it was merged with 63 Gurkha Brigade to form 51 Gurkha Brigade. Scarce.
British Army Cavalry Scout Proficiency Badge with bottom bar Worn 1905 to 1921. Engraved brass with one original lug of two remaining to the reverse (some squashing to remaining lug but still functional). very large at circa 8.5cm tall for wear on the tunic. Scarce to find in this size. Bottom bar indicates either Corporal of Horse or above for the Household Cavalry, or Sergeant Scout / Regimental Scouts for the Cavalry of the Line. Edwards & Langley No 12A refers. Comm FB
British Army Cavalry Trumpets Crossed Brass Proficiency Trade Arm Badge Worn on the upper right arm, with the bells of the trumpet worn either up or down (I prefer down), die cast brass with four original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with some light verdigris to the front. Edwards & Langley No 156A refers. A55.2
British Army Chaplain 's Silver plated, gilt and enamel stole badge A silver, gilt & enamel stole badge as worn Army Chaplains at each end of the Chaplain’s stole. A lovely thing, circa 6.7cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Strong and original pin and 'c' clasp to the reverse. King's crown, worn circa 1922 - 1952. Silver plate is dark toned, gilt is bright and blue enamel in excellent undamaged condition. Would make a fine centre piece. A171.7
British Army EIIR Crown Recruiting Sergeant's rank arm badge A fine and scarce post 1953 large Recruiting Sergeants rank arm badge. Crowned crossed Union Flags embroidered in bullion, velvet and silk on red cloth ground. NATO / MoD stock number to the rear. Unissued condition.
British Army EIIR Crown Recruiting Sergeant's rank arm badge - mint in packet of issue A fine and scarce post 1953 large Recruiting Sergeants rank arm badge. Crowned crossed Union Flags embroidered in bullion, velvet and silk on red cloth ground. NATO / MoD stock number to the rear. Unissued condition and mint in original plastic packet of issue (unopened). Comm FB
British Army Field Marshal Bullion Rank Badge as worn on Frock Coat Silver bullion badge with crossed batons in crimson velvet, as worn on the epaulette, removed from uniform, in very good condition for age. Circa 3cm tall. Rare. A171.6(2)
British Army Field Marshal Bullion Rank Cap Badge as worn in combination with Frock Coat This colour pattern of silver bullion with crossed batons in crimson velvet was worn on the forage or field cap when wearing the frock coat. Early added example. Circa 5.3cm tall. In excellent condition for age. Rare. A171.6(1)
British Army Marksman Brass Proficiency Trade Arm Badge - Crossed Rifles Die cast gilding metal, with four original lugs to the reverse. Some slight mishaping from wear, but in good condition otherwise. Post 1890 pattern. Edwards & Langley No 1B refers. A55.6
British Army Padded Warrant Officer's Class 2 ( CSM ) Padded Arm Rank Badge, pre 1953 Padded arm badge with white and brown thread on khaki background. Good condition. Circa 6.5cm wide and 4.5cm tall. Comm FB
British Army Proficiency Arm Badge Swords Crossed Edward & Langley No 9C refers. Current pattern. High gilt finish with four original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. B11.10
British Army Qualified Parachutist ( Operational ) Embroidered Cloth Wings Unissued condition, from a collection put together in the 1990s. Glue back and mint. Edwards & langley No 87 refers. A135.14
British Army Scout Proficiency Badge with bottom bar and backing plate Worn 1905 to 1921. Engraved brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm tall. Very good condition and scarce. Edwards & Langley No 12A refers.
British Army Signallers Brass & Enamelled Proficiency Trade Arm Badge - Flags Crossed As worn by Telegraphist RE and Qualified Signallers. Die struck with blue and white enamel flags. Enamel in good condition with four original lugs and two split pins to the reverse, but with some minor verdigris from service wear to the brass pole tops. Enamel was worn on earlier versions of this badge. Edwards & Langley No 8A refers. Comm FB Sold to PG
British Army Skill in Driving Steering Wheel Printed Cloth Proficiency Arm badge Unissued and therefore very good condition. Edwards & Langley, page 71 refers. Comm FB
British Army Telecommunication Mechanic Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge A red circle wtih six red forks of lightning set on a domed topped dark blue background. Hessian backed to reverse with some glue traces. Removed from uniform. In very good condition. See Cole "Badges on Battledress" p194. Various patterns discussed in Edwards and Langley p92. A183
British Army Thunderer Whistle on Khaki Lanyard In good condition, whistle functional. Com FB
British Army Trade Proficiency Army Badge - LMG ( Light Machine Gunner ) Embroidered Khaki Circa 6.7cm wide, good condition, with blue tack traces to reverse. Edwards & Langley No 201 refers. A55.5
British Colonial Shanghai Volunteer Corps Officers Large pattern Gilt button Circa 25mm in diameter closed back gilt example. Fixed shank to the reverse. Back-marked Hobson & Sons, London. Dated 1854 to front to signify date of its raising. In very good condition and scarce.
British Copy of the German 1915 Sinking of the Lusitania Iron Medal This iron medallion measures circa 55 mm in diameter and is circa 3mm thick. Regrettably it is missing its box. It is one of some 300,000 British copies made on the instructions of Captain Reginald Hall, RN, Director of Naval Intelligence as an item of anti-German propaganda. The original German medallion was made in August 1915 by Karl Goetz, a Munich based medallist, to mock British claims that the liner was not carrying armaments. But he made a huge mistake in getting the date of the sinking wrong, and this handed a propaganda victory to the Allies. The medallion is packed with iconography. The obverse depicts the stricken liner sinking, her stern submerged to the left while her bow, laden with armaments, rises clear of the water (this an image contradicting eye-witness accounts which stated that the ship went down bow first). The bow is depicted as being ram-shaped, a reference to the configuration of warships of the period and possibly a reminder that the British Admiralty had ordered merchant vessels to attempt to ram German submarines. The obverse text 'KEINE BANN WARE!', around the upper edge, is translated as 'No Contraband Goods'. The text in five lines in the obverse exergue: 'DER GROSS-DAMPFER=LUSITANIA=DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENKT 5.MAI 1915' translates as 'The Liner Lusitania sunk by a German submarine 5 May 1915'. The liner of course was sunk on the 7th May. The use of the '5 May' was taken from the German original, the first batch of which mistakenly carried the date 5 Mai (5th May); later German versions where corrected to 7 Mai. The date error was used by British Intelligence to imply 'advanced planning' and that the fate of the Lusitania was sealed before her departure from New York, her sinking being premeditated and pre-arranged - although obviously some unspecified circumstance had prevented its accomplishment on the ordained date. The reverse design shows 'Death', in the form of a skeleton, behind the ticket office counter of the Cunard Line in New York, issuing tickets to a crush of passengers. Above the window are the words 'CUNA LINIE'. Arranged vertically down the right side of the window is the word 'CUNARD' and below the counter 'FAHRKARTEN AUSGABE' ('ticket-office'). At the extreme left of the crowd a man reads a newspaper bearing the headline 'U BOOT GEFAHR' ( 'U-boat danger') and standing next to him is a top-hatted and bearded figure, a representation of the German Ambassador to the USA, Count Johann-Heinrich von Bernstorff, raising a warning finger. The significance of this reference is that on 1 May 1915, Lusitania's sailing day from New York, a German-sponsored announcement appeared next to the Cunard advertisement in all New York papers reminding passengers that Germany was at war with Britain and her allies and that the war zone included the waters around the British Isles, also that vessels flying the flag of Great Britain, or any of her allies, were liable to destruction in British waters. The reverse text 'GESCHÄFT ÜBER ALLES', upper edge, is translated as 'Business above all'. The initials of the designer, 'KG', are to be found in the reverse exergue. The centenary of this tragic event is fast approaching.
British HQ Land Forces Hong Kong Formation Sign Printed yellow Chinese dragon on red and black background. The property of a former Gurkha officer. In unissued good condition. A134.5
British Indian. 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, OR’s glengarry badge and matched facing collar badges circa 1874-1881 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, OR’s glengarry badge and matched facing collar badges set, worn circa 1874/6-1881. A good die-stamped gilt example of all three. Crowned coiled bugle horn; lined ‘105’ to voided centre. Brass lugs East and West to badge. (K&K Vol 1 , No 582). Collar badges are fitted with two original copper lugs, East and West (Chruchill No 1388 refers, 2nd pattern variety as worn 1876 - 1881 only). In 1861 the 2nd Madras (European) Regiment was transferred to the British Establishment as the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, becoming the 2nd Battalion, The King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) in 1881. An attractive but scarce set.
British Legion Pin Badge Small pin badge, reverse with number "T4923". Gilt bright and no damage to enamel. Circa 5.5cm tall and 1.3cm wide
British Legion Womens Section Emamel pin brooch badge Scarce item, unfortunately pin missing but barrel and C clasp stillpresent. Enamel in good condition.
British Red Cross Society Badge A post WW2 example, remains in good condition, no damage to the enamel. Diameter 21mm, maker marked "JR Gaunt London".
British Red Cross Society Gilt Officers Hat Badge A good early example, reverse with pair of blades. Remains in good condition, no damage to the enamel. 34mm tall.
British Red Cross Society Junior Pin Badge Brass and enamel pin badge in good condition with original pin. Makers mark JR GAUNT B'HAM
British Royal Household Levee Dress Large Pattern Frosted Gilt Button Large attractive frosted gilt button, 26mm in diameter, with fixed shank. Backmarked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Gilt Bright, some small marks. King's crown, pre 1952.
British Territorial Army pair of printed formation signs An unmatched pair of printed yellow sword on red and black shields. Slightly different size and colour and one with small trace of glue to the front. Otherwise good unissued condition. Comm GrH
British Troops Berlin. Woven example of the first sign worn by the troops,mostly attached to 7th Armoured Division,who occupied the first "British Zone" in Berlin. The red circle symbolising the encircled city. Genuine and good condition.
British Troops in Austria Formation Designation Sign Yellow cross on white square against a black background. Faded condition with minor hole to to top left strut of cross. Glue and paper to reverse. Comm GrH
British Troops in Bahrain Formation Sign Badge Cloth Scarlet backing square with white embroidery Arabic letters within a white border. Aertex backing with four press studs, one of which is hanging lose and needs sewing on but I will leave that to you! Some wear from service use, some small edge damage, and a small stain on the reverse. Circa 5.5cm square.
British Troops in Northern Ireland Red on Black Embroidered Formation Sign An embroidered formation sign to the British Troops in Northern Ireland, on khaki backing. Very Good condition. Comm FB
British War Medal BWM disc only, attempted erasure, Royal Engineers ( R.E. ) BWM disc only, dates scrubbed off reverse. Attempted erasure of number and name on rim, the latter of which is still just about legible, and is seems to be to either Sapper Coggin or Goggin, R.E." Cannot read service number at all. As found condition, so no returns on this item. Comm FB
British War Medal to Royal Naval Air Service ( R.N.A.S. ) George Praerer Haines (Stratford -on Avon, Warwickshire) - his only medal and with box of issue Medal in EF condition with original ribbon. Correctly impressed to F.22687 G.P. Haines, A.M.I., R.N.A.S. Box in good condition but grubby. Medal comes with some research, copy of 1911 census confirming his birth year as 1888 and his trade as carpenter. Copy of Medal roll confirming entitled to BWM only, meaning he served at one of the airbases in England, Attached President 2 and at Cranwell. Also a copy of 1918 RAF roll which confirms his Royal Air Force Number as222687 and his new rate as Rigger (Aero). He joined the RNAS in October 1916.
Bronze British War Medal 1914-1920 - awarded to Tom Phitshane, a South African Correctly impressed to 8472 Pte Tom Phitshane S.A.N.L.C. (South African Native Labour Corps). Condition very good with only a few minor edge nibbles. 110,000 only issued in bronze compared to 6.5 million silver medals. Scarce.
Bronze Coronation (Police) Medal 1902 - K Division, Met Police Rim engraved in upright capitals to P.C. T. Cann, K Div. Replacement ribbon, medal worn, scratcn on obverse at 9 o'clock, and some edge bruising. VF-.
BTS British Army Boys Technical School Brass Shoulder Title Scarce title, two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Some service wear otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1920s onwards. Now known as the Army Apprentices College. Westlake No 1618 refers. A192.7
Buffs ( Royal East Kent Regiment ) White on Red Embroidered Cloth Pair of Shoulder Titles Good pair, almost matching (one is slightly wider than the other) and one with traces of white bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
Bugle / OXFORD Edwardian ORs Facing & matched Gilt Brass Shoulder Titles, 1900 - 1906 only A fine scarce matched and facing pair of gilt brass shoulder titles. Worn only between 1900-06. Three original loops to the reverse of each title. One title has slight twisting from service wear, otherwise in stunning condition. Scarce. A89.3
Bullion Mess Dress Officers Rank Pips, set of three A set of three, small pattern, circa 1 cm square. Lightly stuck to a piece of tape, but easy to remove. Good condition and scarce. Worn by an officer in the RRF but probably suitable for many other regiments. Unfortunately this is all that I have.
Burma - Southern Shan States ( SSS ) Military Police Cap Badge, 1904 - 1942 Cast white metal. possibly silver plated (given how dark toned it has become) with two original lugs to the reverse. The lettters SSS interspaced between crossed gurkha kukri knifes beneath a King's Crown. As is found with every example of this badge, the final "S" is truncated. Circa 3.2cm wide and 3.5cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 no 1037 refers (which also has a truncated final "S"). A64.4
Burma Burmese Moulmein Volunteer Rifles Corps White Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt Tablet A very fine die struck white metal cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse and a scroll tablet with the maker's details Gaunt, 53 Conduit St, London. Lovely condition. Circa 5cm tall. Worn circa 1910 - 1917. It became the 14th Tenasserim Volunteer Rifles in 1917. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1078 refers. B6.12
Burmese - MVR Moulmein Volunteer Rifles White Metal Shoulder Title White metal shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. These have been slightly flattened but still functional. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1.2cm tall. In very good condition. Worn circa 1910 - 1917. they became the 14th Tenasserim Volunteer Rifles in 1917. See cap badge listed as 56960. Pat of the army of Burma. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1084 refers. B11.2
BWM and VM Pair to Lieutenant Harold Northcote Sumner, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve ( RNVR ) British War Medal, 1914 - 1918 (Lieut. H.N. Sumner. R.N.V.R.). Allied Victory Medal, 1914 - 1919 (Lieut. H.N. Sumner. R.N.V.R.). officer’s style victory medal - high gilt with chocolaty bronze showing through in places. Mounted as worn. Medals confirmed in ADM 171/91 p.253 (PRO). Sub-Lieut.(tempy.), RNVR, 29 December, 1915. Lieut. RNVR (tempy.) 29 December, 1916. Served in Motor Launch (ML) 371 with effect from 3 October, 1916 (In Command). 580 Motor Launches saw service in the First World War. The type he commanded was built by Elco in 1915. It was of 37 tons, 86 x 12ft, carried 1 x 13pdr as its main armament, and had a crew of 9 - 10. The class had 29 war losses. Of the remaining 551 boats, a total of 52 survived until 1921 and the last six were sold 1926 - 27, the last in service being ML 339. Many found a last resting place as houseboats moored by the banks of estuaries. The ML’s main claim to fame was the part played by them in the Zeebrugge raid on St George’s Day, 1918. The medals will be supplied with a copy of his short service record and six modern photographic copies of different MLs. There is an energy of these craft which foreshadowed the torpedo boat commands of WW2. Demobilised in March 1919. Address given as 19 West Park Road, Kew Gardens, London. He also was In Command at some point of ML 389.
BWM Northumberland Fusiliers WO1 - Mr Yarrow BWM is in NEF condition and correctly impressed to: 1048 W.O.Cl.1. W.T. Yarrow. North'd Fus. Mounted for wear as a single medal. A really great find to a senior NCO. His MIC confirms entitlement to a 1914-15 trio but states he entered France in 1919, so something not quite right here. Also served with Labour Corps as CQMS. Copy of MIC will be supplied with the medal.
BWM Pair to Royal Irish Rifles - Ashworth BWM & VM Pair, both impressed in the correct style to 608094 Pte A.E. Ashworth. R. IR. RIF. BWM dark toned and NEF, VM also NEF retaining original gilt. Ribbons are the original issue, but sewn at the tops and as the ribbons are sewn to the wrong medals I have left them just as I found them. Unresearched other than for MIC (a copy will be supplied) which confirms he was only entitled to this pair of medals.
C / LEICESTER Royal Leicestershire Regiment Cadets one piece brass shoulder title One piece with two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition. Mentioned in Westlake (page 79) but not illustrated. Scarce. A184.17
C.L.A.M.O.R. ( Commonwealth Liaison & Monitoring Organisation Rhodesia ) 1979 - 1980 Pangolin Arm Badge on White Brassard Printed example of the " Ground Pangolin" or scaly ant-eater on a yellow starburst on a red, white and blue diamond, affixed to its original white arm brassard. As worn by members of CLAMOR, the five nation Commonwealth Ceasfire Liaison & Monitoring Organisation Rhodesia, in the period 1979 - 1980. Monitors were drawn from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and Fiji. the Yellow star burst was to represent the sun rise over the birth of the new nation of Zimbabwe. Arm Badge is 2 inches square, Brassard cloth is 9.5 inches tall. Scarce. CLAMOR personnel oversaw the ceasefire and elections which led to the "One Man One Vote" elections in Rhodesia in 1980. The Cape Pangolin emblem was allegedly the brainchild of a bored staff officer at HQ in Morgan Girls' School Salisbury in Harare. He had read that to the local people, the pangolin was a good luck symbol. What he hadn't read was that on finding one, it was to be killed and presented to the local chief!
Calcutta Light Horse ( CLH ) Forage Cap / Collar badge The Calcutta Light Horse was raised in 1872 and formed part of the Cavalry Reserve in the British Indian Army. The regiment was disbanded following India's independence in 1947. This is a cast, of two part construction with two original lugs to the reverse. Small at circa 3.2cm tall, for wear in forage cap or perhaps on collar too. Of good quality, possibly officer's issue. The CLH are most noted for their attack (with members of the Calcutta Scottish) against the German merchant ship, 'Ehrenfels'. The operation was organised by SOE's India Mission. It was kept covert, to avoid the political ramifications of contravening Portuguese neutrality in Goa, and was not revealed until thirty-five years afterwards, in 1978. The 'Ehrenfels' was known to be transmitting information on Allied ship movements to U-boats from Mormugao harbour in Portugal's neutral territory of Goa. The Light Horse embarked on the barge 'Phoebe' at Calcutta and sailed around India to Goa. After the 'Ehrenfels' was sunk in March 1943 by the team of British saboteurs, British intelligence dispatched an open message over the air falsely warning that the British would invade Goa. The crews of the other two German merchant ships in the harbour, the 'Drachenfels' and 'Braunfels', received the message and scuttled their ships in Goa's harbour in the belief that they were protecting their ships from capture by the British. Italian ships in the harbour were also destroyed. As the end credits of the 1980 film "The Sea Wolves" (starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Nivan and which immortalised this action) stated that during the first 11 days of March 1943, U-boats sank 12 Allied ships in the Indian Ocean. After the Light Horse raid on Goa, only one ship was lost in the remainder of the month. A33.9
Cambridgshire Regiment Cap Badge ( without the E ) The Cambridgeshire was a Territorial Battalion. This is the version of the cap badge with the incorrect spelling. Bi-metal with original slider, a good stiff badge, in good overall condition with slight verdigris to top left of scroll. Sealed pattern 26th May 1916. K&K 1817 refers. B39.5
Cameron Highlanders Other-Rank's pre-1900 Victorian Glengarry Badge White metal die struck with two original dark copper lug fittings (east-west). Very good condition with some minor polishing to high points. Circa 5.8mm by 56mm wide. The Cameron scroll was added circa 1900. This pattern authorised for wear 1872-1897.
Cameron Highlanders with slider - Pagri Badge The standard pattern die struck cap badge (sealed pattern of 1897), but unusually with brass slider fitted to the reverse. No sign of lugs so this was as made. A good stiff badge with sharp detail. Circa 5.8cm tall and 5.8cm wide. Conclusion: it was produced for wear in the pagri folds of the tropical sun helmet. Any information welcome.
Cameronians Black on Dark Green Embroidered / Woven Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition with traces of glue / paper to the reverse. Of Scottish Interest. Scarce. Davis only shows a white on green version. Comm GrH
Camouflage of Aircraft 1939-1942 Specialist Book by Owen Thetford, published 1946 Hard bound, some wear to covers and spine but a scarce little book with colour and black and white illustrations of RAF fighter, bomber, coastal command, Fleet Air Arm, French, Polish and Norway free air forces, Germany, Japan, USA, etc. aircraft markings. 108pp. Essential for both the historian and aircraft modeller.22.5cm by 15cm. It has a newspaper article pasted into the front cover (see photos).
Campaign Service Medal, 1962, Northern Ireland Clasp - Fusilier Stanton, 2nd Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( RRF ) In NEF condition, mounted for wear and correctly impressed: 24877085 Fus G Stanton, RRF Unusually it is sold with photocopy of service and discharge papers and in named box of issue. STANTON, Graham, Fusilier 2nd Royal Regiment of Fusiliers: He enlisted at Ashington, Northumberland on 26 June 1989 at the age of 16. He served for a total of 3 years and 166 days, being discharged on 8th December, 1992. His military conduct was assessed as being “very good”. He served in Great Britain, the Falkland Islands (3 month tour), the United States of America (one month) and finally in Northern Ireland (16 months). He was employed as a rifleman working as a member of a four man team and was judged to be a popular member of his platoon, with a good sense of humour... Coll.
Canada - The Winnipeg Rifles Bronze Cap Badge - London Maker's Plaque Hicks London Bronze cap badge as worn by 'the little black devils' as they were unofficially known. Two original lugs to the reverse but also with maker's plaque, Hicks & Sons, London. Circa 3.8cm tall by 4.6cm wide. Very good condition. Of Canadian interest. In World War II the regiment landed in England in September 1940. As part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, the Rifles were in the first wave of landings on D Day, 6 June 1944. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles fought throughout the Normandy campaign, fighting in famous battles such as Caen and the Falaise Gap. Mazeas No 128 refers. Comm FB
Canada - Canadian 50th ( Calgary, Alberta ) Overseas Battalion CEF Enamel and Gilt Souvenir Mess Card / Menu Holder - Registered Design A scarce and unusual find, a commecially produced (registered design stamped to reverse strut) menu holder in the form of an enamelled CEF Cap Badge above a pair of rifles as legs, with a hoop to the reverse to hold either a place card or menu. It stands 9cm tall, the badge is circa 4.6cm tall. Much of the blue enamel from the bottom scroll is missing but the other enamel is in good condition. It does not stand very straight, but does stand. Gilt bright. Registed design number is poorly stamped so not able to read. The 50th Battalion (Calgary), CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The 50th Battalion was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 27 October 1915. The battalion disembarked in France on 11 August 1916, where it fought as part of the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920. The 50th Battalion recruited in and was mobilized at Calgary, Alberta. A47.4
Canada - Northumberland Militia Officer's Victorian Silvered Large Pattern Button converted to lapel badge A very scarce silver plated Victorian large pattern button, circa 24mm in diameter, close-backed, maker marked, but due to a crude application of a shaped slider with solder, it is hard to make out who. It looks like it could have been Jennens & Co. Most of the plate has been rubbed off. I have checked with those in the know and indirectly had it confirmed via Howard Ripley that it is not English but Canadian Militia. Never seen another one. So condition aside, it is considered scarce. If the buyer would like the solder slider removed, I can arrange for this.
Canada - Pair of Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment Cloth Shoulder Titles Embroidered matched pair, unissued condition. No moth or damage. Coll.
Canada - The Windsor Regiment Cloth Shoulder Title Embroidered single shoulder title in unissued condition. No moth or damage.
Canada Canadian General Service Silver Lapel Screwback Badge - Penalty for misuse $500 or 6 months in the clink! Awarded to returning servicemen and marked sterling Silver. With original retaining nut. Reverse has been embossed with a stark warning - Penalty for Misuse - 500 dollars or six months' imprisonment. Numbered 377299. In very good condition but silver is now dark toned. Circa 2 cm tall. Code: 52377Price
Canada CEF 24th Battalion ( Montreal ) Victoria Rifles of Canada Bronze Cap Badge In good condition with original short slider. This is a WW1 badge despite the queen's pattern crown located at the top of the cross. Small badge at circa 4cm tall.
Canada First Mounted Rifles ( Manitoba / Saskatchewan ) Blackened Brass Collar Badge Good condition with two original lugs to reverse. Usual wear to black finish especially to high points.
Canadian 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse Collar Badge, Type 2 Die struck coppery coloured brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Great condition with sharp detail. Circa 33mm tall and 41mm wide. Worn 1908 to 1920. Scarce. Re-designated as the Saskatchewan Mounted Rifles on 15 March 1920 and then amalgamated with 16th Canadian Light Horse, to form 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse 15 December 1936. Mazeas No MC34 refers.
Canadian 23rd Armoured Regiment ( Halifax Rifles ) Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with the tipical flat round loops found on Canadian badges. Circa 4.2cm wide by 1.5cm tall. Belived to be that worn by Canadian Army's 23rd Armoured Regiment (Halifax Rifles), formed in 1946. They were redesignated in 1949 as The Halifax Rifles (23rd Armoured Regiment) and then in 1958 The Halifax Rifles (RCAC).
Canadian Army Chaplain Large Button, King's Crown pattern A heavy white metal button with what looks like to be applied gilt wash finish, which has worn away in parts. Some verdigris to reverse. Fixed shank and maker mark J R Gaunt & Son London. 26mm in diameter.
Canadian Army Eigth Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars Large Brass Button Back stamped J R Gaunt & Sons Ltd Montreal, but made in England. Fixed shank and 25mm in diameter.
Canadian Canada Militia Other Rank's Large Pattern Brass Button An English made button, post 1902 issue, with floating shank. Maker marked Thomas Carlyle, Aston, Birmingham, England. Circa 24mm in diameter. In great condition with no wear, staining or damage. Scarce maker.
Canadian Canadian 22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse Brass Collar Badge, Type 1 Die cast brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Great condition with sharp detail. Circa 32mm tall and 38mm wide. Worn 1908 to 1920, Scarce. Re-designated as the Saskatchewan Mounted Rifles on 15 March 1920 and then amalgamated with 16th Canadian Light Horse, to form 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse 15 December 1936. Mazeas No MC33 refers.
Canadian General Service Silver Lapel Screwback Badge - Penalty for misuse $500 or 6 months in the clink! Awarded to returning servicemen and marked sterling Silver. With original retaining nut. Reverse has been embossed with a stark warning - Penalty for Misuse - 500 dollars or six months' imprisonment. Numbered 1019972. In very good condition but silver is now dark toned. Circa 2 cm tall.
Canadian Honor Guard White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, white on red, with wear to some of the letters, especially the O in Honor and D in guard. Amercian style spelling. Comm GrH
Canadian Identity ( ID ) nickel plated ( EPNS ) Bracelet - Myhill, Lord Strathcona's Horse Scottish Horse ( Royal Canadians ) EPNS ( electro plated nickel steel ) ID bracelet engraved to " W. Myhill " regimental number " 305013 " " L.S.H " ( Lord Strathcona's Horse ) on original chain with clasp. Clasp maker marked " CT&S ". Good condition, but could do with a polish. Suspect this is WW1 rather than WW2. During the Second World War, the regiment mobilised an armoured regiment for overseas service, which joined the First Canadian Armoured Division (renamed the 5th Canadian Armoured Division). During an inspection in England, King George VI noticed that the divisional patches on the sleeves of the troopers bore the legend "LSH". He remarked to a Strathcona's officer that he had always thought the proper abbreviation of "Lord" was "Ld". The regiment promptly changed its formation patches and have used the correct designation ever since. Comm FB
Canadian Militia Officer's Large Gilt Button Bright fire gilt button, some tarnishing to gilt (possibly laquered), but sharp detail, fixed shank and backmarked C. Pitt and Co Ltd, London W.1. Circa 25mm in diameter.
Canadian WW1 188th ( CEF ) Saskatchewan Infantry Battalion, Pickled Bronze Collar Badges A pair of matched collar badges (they are a good colour match despite my poor photo with the flash making one seem brighter than the other which is not the case). Each have two tab / blade fittings to the reverse. One blade has tear / split in it, but still present. I would not attempt to move these now as they could be brittle. The 188th (Saskatchewan) Battalion, CEF was based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915/16 throughout northern Saskatchewan. After sailing to England in October 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 15th Reserve Battalion on January 4, 1917. The 188th (Saskatchewan) Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. S. J. Donaldson. A61.1
Canadian WW1 54th Overseas Battalion ( Kootenay, British Columbia ) CEF Cap Badge A 'browning copper' cap badge to the 54th Infantry Battalion Kootenay Battalion. With two original loops to the reverse and impressed on the reverse " Made in B.C." (British Columbia) and below that "Jacoby Bros. Vancover, B.C.". Circa 4cm tall and 3.6cm wide). Good condition. Babin No E54 refers.
Capstan Navy Cut Tobacco Ships capstan plastic advertising Key Ring - very collectable Unusual and scarce. Circa 3.7cm tall including the ring and 15mm in diameter at the base. Tobacco related collectable. Some slight staining but otherwise in great condition. Capstan was a brand of unfiltered British cigarettes made by Imperial Tobacco and originally launched by W. D. & H. O. Wills in 1894. The capstan used to raise the anchor chain, was also the iconic image which decorated the cigarette packet of Capstan Navy Cut cigarettes.
Captain Fryatt's Enamel Memorial Medallion / Fob - Lest We Forget League Circa 27mm in diameter, this medallion or fob is truly of stunning quality and a very emotive item, even to this day. It has some slight green verdigris to the gilt, enamel in in excellent undamaged condition. Slight edge bruise to reverse which does not transfer through to the front. Captain Fryatt's murder was one of the three best known German atrocities of World War I, the others being the sinking of the 'RMS Lusitania' and the execution of Nurse Edith Cavell. I would be interested to know if similar items were produced by the " Lest We Forget League " for the Lusitania and Nurse Cavell. Charles Algernon Fryatt (1872 – 1916) was a British merchant mariner who was executed by the Germans for attempting to ram a U-boat ( U-33 ) in 1915. When his ship, the ' SS Brussels ', was captured off the Netherlands in 1916, he was court-martialled and sentenced to death ( on the order of the Kaiser ) although he was a civilian non-combatant. International outrage followed his execution near Bruges, Belgium. In 1919, his body was reburied with full honours in the United Kingdom. He is commemorated with a memorial at Liverpool Street Station, London.
Captain of the Volunteers pre 1908 wearing his EDVII Volunteer Decoration Edwardian photo, cut to an oval shape, no doubt for display in an album or frame. No clue as to the unit. Interested in any identification please. Image is about as sharp as my photos so finding it hard to identify the Shoulder Belt Plate other than it is a stringed bugle in a wreath, which has been blackened. EVII cypher on Decoration. Other medal possibly a Vol LS medal as it has a plain ribbon. Circa 14cm tall.
Captain's set of gilding metal rank pips, large pattern Matching set for one shoulder, very good condition with sharp detail.
Card Box containing Paper Pin Union Jack Fund Raising Flags Box in as found condition with lid looking like it has been used as a pin cushion! However contents are fresh and with only mild rust to no rust. 18 in all, 16 in good condition, 1 with torn flag and one with missing the pin. An interesting find.
Catholic Boys Brigade ( CBB ) Officer 's voided Brass Cap Badge, Scarce An attractive and voided cap badge as worn by officers of the unit, with two original lugs to the reverse. A good stiff badge with sharp detail. Scarce. Worn prior to the First World War. Lads wore a solid pattern badge and the centre piece, the papal arms, was worn as a collar badge. The motto " Ne Cede Malis " means " Yield Not To Evil ". Comm FB
CDV Photograph East Yorkshire ( East Riding ) Volunteer Officer Hull photographer, original Carte de Viste sized sepia photo mounted on card in very good condition. Image shows his Shoulder Belt Plate (looks like a rose motiff to centre) with whistle, lion boss and chain. A smart looking East Yorks Volunteer officer. Coll.
Centenary Paper Stamp For the Jubilee Year of the Orthopaedic Hospital and Sanderson School for Children, Gosforth, Newcastle Presumably a fund raising stamp ( not postal) for the establishment. Circa 4.2cm tall and 3.3cm wide. A crease from top to bottom otherwise in good condition for age. Chronology: WJ Sanderson Home for Destitute and Crippled Children (1888 - 1929) WJ Sanderson Home for Crippled Children (1929 - c.1935) WJ Sanderson Orthopaedic Hospital and School for Children (c.1935 - c.1949) Comm FB
Chelthenham College OTC Officer Training Corps Blackened Cap Badge In good condition with original red felt backing. With original slider and retaining almost all its black finish. Very good condition. K&K Vol 2 No 2525 refers.
Cheshire ( Earl of Chester 's ) Yeomanry Bronzed Brass Cap Badge A bronzed brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse. In very good condition. K&K Vol 2 No 2300 refers (p128 refers to this also being found in a bronzed brass version) B14.4
Cheshire Regiment Brass Shoulder Title Some signs of surface wear to brass, with two original square lugs. Good condition.
Cheshire Regiment Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original square lugs.
Cheshire Regiment Officer's Large Gilt Button ( 22nd Foot ) J R Gaunt & Sons, London. Slight tarnishing to gilt but good sharp detail with strong fixed shank. 26mm. Ripley No 236 refers.
Cheshire Regiment Volunteer Battalion White Metal Collar Badge Die struck volunteer battalion other ranks white metal collar badge with two original dark toned lugs. Circa 2.6cm tall and 3.1cm wide. Worn 1881 - 1908. Churchill no 630 refers.
Cheshire Yeomanry Red on Yellow Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red lettering on yellow felf background. Red slighty faded, but otherwise in very good condition with no moth or other damage. A32.5
China Hong Kong Volunteer Corps Victorian Large Pattern White Metal Button A scarce pre 1902 officer's button, with fixed shank (slightly bent over) and back marked Firmin & Sons, London. Circa 24 mm in diameter.
China Shanghai Volunteer Corps Gilt Brass Cap Badge Other ranks cap badge with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.4mm wide. In excellent sharp condition. Of Chinese interest and very scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 968 refers.
Christ's Hospital Blue Coat School Medium White Metal Button Circa 18mm in diameter and backmarked "Special Quality". This is an independent school in Sussex. They would have operated a CCF or OTC during WW1. The button has a fixed shank and some age to it, with some minor spotting, but otherwise good condition.
Christian Army Chaplain's Padre Fire Gilt Collar Badge - Gaunt (late Jennens ) - circa 1924-26 A scarce fire gilt collar badge to the Christian Army Chaplains with King's crown (pre 1952 ) and two original 2 loops to the reverse & makers name stamped "J R Gaunt London - Late Jennens" (which dates its manufacture between 1924 - 1926). Some slight twisting to the lugs otherwise in stunning condition. Circa 3.1cm tall and 2.1cm wide. The maker's stamp alone is collectable!
Christian Chaplains Fire Gilt Cap Badge A scarce fire gilt cap badge to the Christian Chaplains with original 2 loops to the reverse & makers name J R Gaunt London (KK 974). Some slight spotting to areas between the arms of the cross otherwise in stunning condition.
Christmas Xmas New Year 1917 Black & White WW1 Postcard celebrating the Devonshire Regiment Postally unused, message to the reverse and date 1917. Rattle & Co Photographers, Portsmouth. In very good condition with only minor corner wear. A66.1
City Imperial Volunteers ( C.I.V. ) Boer War rasied unit large pattern brass button Bears the arms of the City of London below the words City Imperial Volunteers, shank in good condition and a reverse stamped with the words "Special Quality". Circa 22mm in diameter. Detail is slightly polished. Scarce.
City Imperial Volunteers ( C.I.V. ) Boer War rasied unit small pattern brass button Bears the arms of the City of London below the words City Imperial Volunteers, with fixed shank and a blank reverse. Circa 14mm in diameter. Cap size. Very scarce.
City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) Boer War Envelope Cover - Perkins 1st VB Middlesex Regt Envelope (no contents) posted from South Africa in September 1900 to an address in London, one penny Queen Victoria stamp with frank cancellation of British Army Post Office (35?) South Africa, dated 27 Sept 00, and back stamped 19 Oct 00. Envelope in top left corner is annotated as being from W.H. Perkins, No 353, C.I.V., "on active service". Some minor tears and folded, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a copy page from the CIV roll which confirms that Private W.H. Perkins was from the detachment fielded by the 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment ( HQ Hornsey ). Coll.
City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) Boer War slouch hat badge A good scarce brass example, looks hand finished. Two original loops to the reverse. Quite large at 4.5cm wide and 1.7cm tall denoting use as a hat badge rather than shoulder title.
City Imperial Volunteers C.I.V. 1900 Blackened Brass Large Pattern Button An extremely scarce CIV boer war button with fixed shank and back-marked Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street, London W. Slightly shallower than most military buttons. In good condition.
City of Dublin Regiment, Irish National Volunteers Brass Cap Badge, c 1913 - 1918 City of Dublin Regiment, Irish National Volunteers cap badge in die struck brass with two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with some wear and bending to the lugs with service wear. The National Volunteers were the product of the Irish political crisis over the implementation of Home Rule in 1912–14. The Third Home Rule Bill had been proposed in 1912 (and was subsequently passed in 1914) under the British Liberal government, after a campaign by John Redmond and the Irish Parliamentary Party. However, its implementation was delayed in the face of mass resistance by Irish Unionists. This had begun with the introduction of the bill into Parliament, when thousands of unionists signed the "Ulster Covenant", pledging to resist Home Rule. In 1913 they formed the Ulster Volunteers (UVF), an armed wing of Ulster Unionism and organised locally by the Orange Order; the Ulster Volunteers stated that they would resist Home Rule by force. In response, Nationalists formed their own paramilitary group, the Irish Volunteers, at a meeting held in Dublin on 25 November 1913; the purpose of this new organisation was to safeguard the granting and implementation of Home Rule. It looked for several months in 1914 as if civil war was imminent between the two armed factions, with the British Army known to be reluctant to intervene against Ulster armed opposition to Home Rule's coming into operation. B15.12
City of London Special Constabulary Police Brass Cap Badge Small brass cap badge with original slider which is impressed with JR Gaunt London ( no fullstop). Circa 3.7cm tall. Good detail and scarce. Comm FB
City of London Yeomanry ( Rough Riders ) Bi-metal field service cap / collar badge Circa 3cm wide and 2.2cm tall. Two original lugs to the reverse. Very slightly twisted, but otherwise in good condition with sharp detail. Worn as both a cap and collar badge. K&K Vol 2 No 2320 refers.
City of London Yeomanry ( Rough Riders ) Officer's Large Brass Button An early pattern in good condition with fixed shank with mark to the reverse "Special Quality". Circa 23mm in diameter. Minor service wear but detail sharp. Ripley No 371 refers
City of London Yeomanry ( Rough Riders ) Officer's Medium Brass Button An early pattern in good condition with fixed shank with mark to the reverse "Extra Superb". Circa 18mm in diameter. Some service wear but detail good. Ripley No 371 refers
City of London Yeomanry ( Rough Riders ) Officer's OSD Bronze Field Service CapBadge An attactive and well made die cast bronzed officer's service dress cap badge with 2 original lugs to reverse. As worn on the field service cap. Circa 3cm wide and 2.2cm tall. Excellent condition. K&K Vol 2, No 2320 refers. A40.3
Clifton College Bristol OTC Brass Cap Badge Two original lugs to the reverse, although these are damaged. A rare badge. K&K Vol 2 No 2529 refers.
Cloth Drum Major 's Proficiency Embroidered Arm Badge Large drum circa 5.8cm tall. In good condition, card backing. Removed from uniform, traces of glue to reverse. Edward & Langley No 155B refers. A183
Cold War - Fascinating 2nd Phase Northumberland Home Guard Paperwork A fascinating but small collection of seven items of paperwork (some with tears), the former property of Major N.E. Forth, who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) in WW2 and who lived in Tynemouth Northumberland. He received a commission as a 2nd Lt serving in the second phase Home Guard of 1952 - 1956. It includes a cartoon style invitation to the 7 / 8th North'd ( Hotspur ) Home Guard Battalion Annual Dinner, held in January 1953, and the menu for the second annual dinner in February 1954. A great original newspaper photograph shows the HG on the range at Ponteland. They are a scary looking lot with echoes of the St Valentine Day's massacre! Comm FB
Cold War Collection of Papers from Cadbury Bournville to those going on National Service Another example of the philanthropic company Cadbury of Bournville, Birmingham, which comprises a letter dated 1946 to Private Coldicott when on national service, a small Cadbury printed pocket sized red covered booklet (6 pages) giving information to young men going on national service and a programme of events in a leaflet for returning servicemen to this wonderful chocolate making factory. Some crease lines and rusty staples, otherwise in good condition and scarce. B34.3
Cold War East German National Army Reservists NVA Medal A Military Reservists Medal with in a copper alloy with enamel suspension bar and original pin fixing. Translates as for the protection of workers and farmers, National Army reservist's medal. A few light stains otherwise in good condition. Comm FB
Cold War Home Front Civil Defence ( CD ) Corps Arm Band In unissued condition, with original buckle. Maker's stamp to reverse, Lewis Falk Ltd, War Office Arrow, dated 1952. Coll.
Cold War Home Front Civil Defence ( CD ) Corps Rescue Arm Band Unissued condition, good condition with orginal buckle. Coll.
Cold War Home Front Civil Defence ( CD ) Corps Welfare Arm Band In unissued condition, with original buckle. Maker's stamp to reverse, Lewis Falk Ltd, War Office Arrow, dated 1954. Coll.
Cold War Home Front Durham County Council Civil Defence ( CD ) Corps Forage / Side Cap In almost unworn condition with no moth or damage, black with sewn on embroidered badge as worn for County Durham. Original plain white metal buttons to front. A scarce item. Regret unable to post to USA, textile import issues. A well made cap, circa 1953 to 1968 (Thanks to Colin T) Comm FB
Coldstream Guards Brass Cap Badge Good straight and stiff badge with sharp detail and two original lugs to the reverse. Some bending and twisting to lugs with wear. Comm StF
Coldstream Guards Other Rank's Embroidered Collar Badge Coldstream Guards Embroidered Collar Badge cut from Red Other Rank's Dress Tunic. Would have been worn sideways on. Circa 4cm in diameter. Com FB.
Coldstream Guards White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform but in good condition. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Davis No 257 refers. Comm GrH
Colonel or Brigadier Padded Bullion Cap Badge, Post 1953 Staff Officer's post 1953 padded bullion cap badge. Circa 5cm tall and 3.5cm wide. Slight wear to red material padding of crown but attractive and bright. Usually worn by Colonels and Brigadiers.
Colonial - Sudan Defence Force Supply Department Cap Badge A heavy die cast brass cap badge of two part construction with two original loops to the reverse. As worn by the Sudan Defence Force Supply Department. A shamrock leaf upon a multi-rayed star. In very good condition. Circa 1925 - 1955. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1294 refers. B16.2
Colonial East African Uganda Prison Service Gilt Cap Badge, pre 1953 A scarce pre 1953 cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.8cm tall. In excellent condition and very scarce. A191.1
Colonial Southern Sudan - Mongalla Province District Bi-metal Cap Badge With original pin fitting, fully functional, a quality two part construction badge of unmarked silver and applied brass (most probably originally gilt) scroll. A lovely design. Circa 5.3cm wide and 2.2cm tall. As worn by a colonial administrator / police officer in this remote Sudanese district. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol No 1, No 1306 refers. A190.14
Coloured Postcard of the Hong Kong Constabulary on Parade In poor condition, curved and damaged, but still a strong image and some interesting uniform details for those who collect British Empire items. Postally unused but ex Skegness Postcard library. Sold as seen, no returns on this item.
Combined Cadet Force ( CCF ) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Worn by public ( private ) school cadets from the army, navy or air force sections. Red thread on black background, with hessian backing. Some edge wear and slight mothing to the far right side. Comm FB
Combined Cadet Force ( CCF ) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Worn by public ( private ) school cadets from the army, navy or air force sections. Red thread on black background. In good condition. Comm FB
Combined Operations Embroidered Cloth Blazer Badge A circuar blazer badge cut from blazer, circa 9cm in diameter. In good condition. A183
Combined Operations Tombstone Style Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge as worn by Naval personnel Embroidered example of the yellow R.A.F. eagle, anchor and Tommy-Gun on a black tombstone shaped backing, this shape usually worn by Royal Navy personnel in Combined Operations Units. A couple of edge nips and one moth hole above the gun but, removed from uniform. Reasonable condition. A183
Commando War Comic - Death Mission, fictional adventrues of the Long Range Desert Group ( LRDG ) In worn condition with paper covers in poor condition and the back page detached. However, still a rip roaring read and contents in good clean condition. 63 pages. It might still appeal to the big kid in you!
Commando War Comic - The Secret Army, further fictional exploits of the Long Range Desert Group ( LRDG ) In very good condition with only minor creasing to bottom front cover and pen number on reverse. Circa 17.3cm by 14cm and 6 pages. Paper covers.
Complete set of Duke of Edinburgh's Award Metal Badges, Gold, Silver and Bronze Complete set, with original pin fittings, and no damage to the enamel. All maker marked Marples & Beasley, Birmingham. Coll.
Connaught Rangers Officers Large Button ( 88th & 94th Foot) No Maker's mark. Button looks like bronze, lightly polished to high points. Fixed shank. Ripley No 293 refers.
Connaught Rangers Officers WBC 1881-1901 An officer's waist belt clasp to the Connaught Rangers 1881-1901, with matching back marks (No 5) Very Good condition with gilt in good condition and silver devices in unpolished condition.
Connaught Rangers Other Rank's Brass Facing Pair of Collar Badges Facing (but not quite matching) pair of collar badges, one with damaged lugs, the other in better condition from a lug perspective. Churchill No 1811 refers.
Contemporary Indian Made POUCH badge of the 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own) Hussars Double Scroll Elephant Scarce and original cast brass pouch badge as worn on brown leather cartridge pouch with two original lugs (north - south). This pattern was worn with khaki dress in India circa 1902-1909. Same size as the very scarce double scroll cap badge. Often suggested it is a cap, but I have seen one fitted to the pouch and many years ago I bought a similar one with screw posts which came off the drum horse leathers (I always now regret not having bought the leathers with it). Good condition and scarce.
Control Commission Germany ( CCG ) Bronze Finish Cap Badge A large and bronze finished cap badge to the Control Commission Germany, with two original lugs with slight twisting to one lug, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5.4cm wide. After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of "Local Government". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, Intelligence (which include rooting out Nazis) and Housing. HQ was in Berlin. Recruits to the CCG had to be over 21, and were in the main recruited from civil servants in the foreign office and demobbed forces personnel.
Control Commission Germany ( CCG ) Enamel Pin Badge Enamel in good condition with no damage and with original pin fitting and clasp. Circa 2cm tall. After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of "Local Government". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, Intelligence (which include rooting out Nazis) and Housing. HQ was in Berlin. Recruits to the CCG had to be over 21, and were in the main recruited from civil servants in the foreign office and demobbed forces personnel.
Control Commission Germany Large Pattern Gilt Button Gilt bright, fixed shank with blank reverse. Very minor wear to finish. not something I see every day! Circa 23mm in diameter. After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of "Local Government". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, Intelligence (which include rooting out Nazis) and Housing. HQ was in Berlin. Recruits to the CCG had to be over 21, and were in the main recruited from civil servants in the foreign office and demobbed forces personnel.
Coorg Indian Army Brass Cap Badge, circa 1942 - 1947 Brass crossed knives, scroll below 'COORG' with two original lugs to the reverse. Very good condition. In 1942, the 1st Coorg Battalion adopted a badge incorporating crossed Coorg knives. In 1946, it was converted to the 37 (Coorg) Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Indian Artillery. The native inhabitants of Coorg were an ancient and warlike people, allegedly descended from the Indo-Greek soldiers who stayed behind following the conquest of that area of India by Alexander the Great, many of the Indo-Greek soldiers stayed back in India who later moved down the south, married the natives and settled in this hilly region which is today known as Coorg. As well as the badge I have included a photo of the special Coorg knives upon which this badge design is based. The knives are not for sale here!
COPY GV (WWI era) Full size Military Cross Perfect as a gap filler for a WW1 gallantry group, this is a modern reproduction medal (clearly marked copy on the reverse) mounted on the correct ribbon with pin medal bar on rear for suspension. At least 10 years old so not one of the more recent flimsy copies. Very good condition.
Cornwall Rifle Volunteers Kepi White Metal Badge Die struck, white metal strung bugle horn with two original lugs to reverse. Believed to be the pattern worn by the 6th Cornwall Rifle Volunteers ( Launceston ). Circa 5.1cm tall and 5.5cm wide. In very good condition. Scarce. Military Insignia of Cornwall by Ival and Thomas refer. Item no 254 on page 56.
Coronation Souvenir Book 1937 - King George VI A large format book in sumptuous hardback gilt covers, although this has now got a little bit grubby and has some marks to it, more so on the reverse. However a good clean intact copy, profusely illustrated mainly in sepia style black and white photos. Published by the Daily Express, 160 pp. It covers the brief reign of Edward VIII and has illustrations of Mrs Simpson, the current Queen as a princess and the Coronation of King George and his life and that of his family leading up to the Coronation in 1937. A great book for those of you who enjoyed the film "The King's Speech". It really brings the whole period to life. We will only post this book to a UK address unless by prior agreement
County of London Yeomanry Sharpshooters Brass Collar Badge Die struck brass metal pattern collar badge, 2 lugs. 3.3cm tall. In good original condition, with signs of light service wear to crown and lugs.
Cranleigh School Combined Cadet Force ( CCF ) Blackened Brass Cap Badge A large badge with two original lugs to the reverse, and with only very minor wear to black finish. A large badge at circa 5.3cm wide and 5.5cm tall. K&K, Vol 2, No 2532 refers.
Crossed Swords for Combatants as worn on the German KvK War Merit Cross Medal Chest Ribbon Usually worn on the ribbon bar, here we have a white metal device of Swords for Combatants as worn on the ribbon of the decoration for the KvK War Merit Cross with Swords for Combatants. It measures Circa 2.2cm across and has its original fasting prongs although has some age tarnish. The emblem has minor signs of wear, as shown
Cumberland & Westmorland ACF Army Cadet Force Pair of Embroidered Yellow on Green Shoulder Titles Good condition, excellent match from front, slightly different weave pattern to back. Comm GrH
CYCLIST scarce WW1 Army Cyclist Corps brass shoulder title Good condition, minor wear and staining, two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse.
CYCLIST scarce WW1 Army Cyclist Corps brass shoulder title with Backing Plate Good condition, minor wear and staining, two original lugs, with original backing plate
Cyclists Proficiency Brass Arm Badge Small brass wheel with two original lugs to reverse, 20 mm in diameter. 12 spokes. Great condition
D Day 6th June 1944 - to the end of the War in Europe - 5th May 1945 Photocopy of London Gazette Supplement dated 3rd Sept 1946 Good quality photocopy of this official HMSO publication. Bulletin number 37711 covering pages 4431 - 4451, representing 20 pages of a fascinating account of the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. This is not downloaded off the internet, but a copy of the original publication. Only one available.
D Day 6th June 1944 - 1st Polish Armoured Division Embroidered Formation Sign Embroidered WW2 example. Winged Polish Hussars helmet in black and yellow on a khaki backing. Raised in Scotland and part of 21st Army Group for the Normandy landings in June 1944. Lovely original condition. Circa 7,5cm by 5cm. no moth, damage or colour loss. A7.14
D Day 6th June 1944 - 79th Armoured Division Printed Cloth Formation Sign - Hobarts Funnies 5cm sides, triangular printed formation sign, removed from uniform but generally in very good condition. Scarce. Bull 's head on a yellow triangle. Part of 21st.Army Group, they landed in Normandy on D-Day as a specially equipped assault formation. In the thick of it, in all the heavy fighting right up until the end of the War. With much of their armour being converted into "Flails" "Kangaroos" "Crocodiles" and "Buffaloes" they were known as Hobart's Funnies, they were equipped with Flails (for mine clearance), Crocodiles ( flamethrowers ), Buffaloes ( amphibious carriers ), Kangeroos (for giving the infantry a lift) and included a specialist Assault Brigade of Royal Engineers. Worn by among others the war raised 22nd Dragoon Guards. Comm FB
D Day 6th June 1944 - 8th GHQ Troops Engineers ( Beach Groups ) Printed Formation Sign Printed cloth formation sign in very good condition. This unit formed part of the beach group that established the Normandy beach head on D Day on 6th June 1944, but also for the earlier invasion of Sicily. Circa 5.2cm in diameter. Comm FB
D Day 6th June 1944 - Normandy 1944 Veterans Association Lapel Pin Badge Gilt and enamel in excellent condition with original pin and fixing, Maker-marked W. Reeves & Co Ltd, 30 Tenby Street, Birmingham. Circa 2.1cm tall. Coll
Damaged Badges in need of repair Three original badges in need of repair. Seaforth's scroll detached from stags head, one original central lug, GVI Royal Army Service Corps Brass Cap Badge with slider stump only, cut off near the top, and a POW brass / bronze feathers of the Civil Service Rifles, long dark toned lugs, but missing the ich dien scroll on either side. Sold as seen, no returns on these items. Comm StF
Decoratively Hand Carved Indian Northumberland Fusiliers Wooden Smoking / Cigar Box Large decorative box with the St George killing the dragon and the motto V Northumberland Fusiliers below. Carved with other dragons and embellishments to side. Lining wood insert in good condition but absent to one side. Hinges functional but key for lock is missing. I have seen another such box to the London Scottish and it had its maker's label. It was identical in design and size the this box except to a different regiment. The maker is given as Canemede, Wood Carver and Papier Machie Maker, Shinagar, Kashmir. A photocopy of the photo confirming these details will be supplied. cannot imagine how much a hand carved box of this quality would cost today. Circa 27.5cm by 17cm by 9cm. A few little nibbles to the edges and the design plus small amount of damage to back corner, but 8 out of 10 condition. We regret we will only post to a UK address on account of its weight and size.
Deep Narrow Display Case for badges, medals, toy soldiers and other collectables - contents not included! 36.8 x 19.7 x 3.18 cm, glass fronted, stiff card with black faux leather finish. Double white foam inserts on the deep frame only (which allow you to vary the depth of padding) and four long stainless steel retaining pins. Please note that due to the size, weight and glass, I am unable to post to addresses outside the UK Mainland. The badges displayed in the photos are not for sale but for illustration purposes ony. You are buying a new frame only, empty, as displayed in the other photos. The tight fit tends to hold your badges in place (to a certain extent, but will move if dropped or shaken violently). I would be lost without these frames to store my collection and stock. Also useful for dealers to use at militaria and medal fairs. If you want more than one frame, or a combination of my other frames, please only order one frame type and do not pay by paypal until you receive a confimation email from me as to actual postage which will be calculated at cost for any multiple orders. You can mix and match with my other display case solutions. Just let me know by email which ones you require and I will prepare a custom shipping quotation. Again, please note that due to the size, weight and glass, I am unable to post to addresses outside the UK Mainland.
Devonshire & Dorset Regiment Anodised Aluminium AA Cap Badge - Dowler In good condition with slider stamped Dowler Birmingham. The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, usually just known as the Devon and Dorsets, was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1958 by the amalgamation of two county regiments, the Devonshire Regiment and the Dorset Regiment. In 2007 it was itself merged into The Rifles. K&K, Vol 2, No 2043 refers.
Devonshire Regiment Brass Helmet Plate Centre ( HPC ) Good condition to front with some minor spotting, and with two our of four lugs remaining to reverse.
DLI Durham Light Infantry Sweetheart Pin Badge Brooch Enamel in good condition but much of the silver plate wash finish has worn off. Original pin and functional. Circa 3.2cm tall. Comm FB
DLI Durham Light Infantry Sweetheart Pin Badge Brooch - Bakerlite backing with enamel ribbon An attractive sweetheart badge brass and enamel miniature cap badge with enamel scroll below, suspended from an attactive blue enamel ribbon and mounted on a shaped bakerlite background. In very good condition with no damamge to enamel. Pin original and fully functional. Comm FB
DofW Duke of Wellington Regiment Brass Shoulder Title, circa 1920s This pattern was worn on No 1 dress from 1920 - 1931. Two original lugs to the reverse. In good condition. Circa 3cm wide and 1.4cm tall. Scarce. Westlake 1068 No refers. A180.3
Dorset Regiment Officers Pair of Matched Facing Silver Plated and Enamel Collar Badges Post 1902, male sphinx variety without tail on display. Matched and facing with two original lugs to the reverse. Two part construction. One very small enamel chip to top right of right facing collar otherwise in excellent condition. Churchill No 1087 refers. B6.13
Dorset Regiment Pair of White Metal Matched Facing Collar Badges In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Sharp detail with no damage. A matching facing pair. Westlake No 1077 refers. B15.13
Dorsetshire Regiment Other Ranks Brass 2 Part Glengarry Badge Two part badge, good colour match with all original loops still present. The centre loop on HPC turned down for ease of wear on the Glengarry cap. Good condition with sharp detail.
Doulton Lambeth Jug 1884 - General Gordon at Khartoum A scarce and original hand decorated jug to commemorate General Gordon from the innovative arts and crafts pottery, Doulton Lambeth. In very good condition with no cracks damage or repairs other than for a small firing crack in the base (see photo) which does not detract. Approximaltely 7.5 inches high. We would prefer to ship this item only within the UK given its fragility, but would consider shipping overseas by prior arrangement. Please email first if you are a potential overseas buyer.
Downside School ( Bath ) OTC Blackened White Metal Cap Badge, King 's Crown In more of a gun-metal fnish than a dark black, this is a lovely badge. Please do not attempt to clean it! Circa 3.9cm tall with two original lugs to the reverse. K&K Vol 2 No 2541 refers. B6.16
Driscoll Scouts White Metal Shoulder Title as worn in Boer War A stylised DS cut from sheet metal (possibly silver plated as no signs of rust) with two original hoop style loops to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm wide and 1.6cm tall. Scarce. Apparently Daniel Driscoll approached Kitchener and requested permission to form a mounted Scout troop to combat the fast moving Boer commandos. Kitchener apparently refused to consider the request and Driscoll was effectively sidelined without an appropriate supply of horses. Eventually Driscoll and a number of accomplices descended on a regular British unit and commandeered sufficient horses to supply his band of volunteers. The commanding officer complained to Kitchener who immediately ordered that Driscoll and his band be pursued. With his legendary scouting skills he eluded his pursuers and eventually received official recognition to be known as the "Driscoll's Scouts" and went on to play a key role in many major battles during the Boer War. One account of note on 12th July 1900 the 'Daily Telegraph' correspondent reported: "Captain Driscoll, leader of the Scouts bearing his name, captured four armed Boers single-handed and brought them prisoners into camp.  This was a splendidly plucky feat.  Driscoll's Scouts are rendering General Rundle most valuable service".  Disbanded 1902 Owen No 1220 refers. B28.7
Drummers Call - The Newsletter of the Corps of Drums Society, No 40, 1991 A4 sized society magazine, 18 pages of information concerning the history of and modern day news about Drum Majors and the Corps of Drums. This magazine is in good second hand condition, and has articles about the Coldstream Guards, Lord Mayor's Show, the Senior Drum Major of the Household Division, Drummer Boy Lyons (1931) of the 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and other news.
Duke of Cornwall 's Light Infantry DCLI White Metal Cap Badge Has seen some service wear as evidenced by some denting to edges of bugle and some polishing to high points. Curved to fit hat and retaining original slider.
Duke of Cornwall 's Light Infantry Matched Pair of Gilding Medal Collar Badges Heavy die struck pair of matched collars with a gilt finish. Two original lugs to each. Churchill No 898 refers. Coll.
Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry ( DCLI ) Officer's Pair of OSD Collar Badges Pair of collar badges, not matching but close, with two original lugs to each and red felt backing cloths. Very good condition. Coll.
Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry ( DCLI ) Territorial Battalion Matched pair of anodised collar badges Single central lug to each with original backing plates. Excellent and sharp condition. As worn by the Territorial Battalions only, in anodised silver from 1956. Churchill No 913 refers
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Cap Badge Good strong badge in unissued condition. Slider.
Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry Cap Badge - Slider stamped with Regimental Number Attractive and interesting pattern with 509 stamped on slider. Early issue, low regimental number. Possibility of researching owner?
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry DCLI Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow thread on rifle green felt packing. Unworn condition but original. This is a match for item 52308, previously sold. Apologies to the buyer of this as I have only just found the other one.
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry DCLI Valise Star Badge Large, stiff and heavy die struck in gilding metal, broad slider to rear (as issued) for wear on the valise or 'large pack', the design was based on the old helmet plate. Circa 10.5cm tall and 9.5cm wide. Worn by 2nd Battalion DCLI when on service as the Army of Occupation (Rhineland, Germany) 1922 to 1924 and also when stationed in Guernsey from 1924 to 1927. In excellent unissued condition (those worn dull quickly) with some minor black spotting to gilt around the bugle. Lvall & Thomas (Military Insignia of Cornwall) no 117 refers (see a copy of this for sale elsewhere on my site) .
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow thread on rifle green felt packing. Unworn condition but original.
Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Brass Cap Badge - Marker marked F. Narborough, Birmingham A good stiff badge with original broad tapering slider maker marked F.N. B'Ham ( F. Narborough, Birmingham). Good condition with sharp detail. Bronze brass finish. Scarce. K&K Vol 1 No 1428 refers. A3.15
Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding ) Pair of Peaked Cap / Forage Cap Small Pattern Gilt Brass Buttons A scarce pair of small pattern officer's buttons with fixed shanks and blank reverses. Each circa 14mm in diameter. Some wear to gilt finish, Hard to find, especially a pair.
Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding ) Regiment anodised cap badge - Dowler in good condition with original slider marked Dowler, Birmingham.
Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment Volunteer Battalion Officer /NCO silver plated collar badge White metal silver plated single collar badge, elephant facing to the right. As worn by Volunteer Battalion officer's and NCOs. In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Sharp detail. Churchill page 149 refers.
Duke of Wellington's Regiment Ladies Mess Dress / Evening Wear Waist Belt Clasp An attractive and unusal item of Victorian/Edwardian vintage. No damage or repairs.
Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding ) Regiment Officers Large Brass Button ( 33rd & 76th Foot ) J.R. Gaunt & Son, London, fixed shank, circa 27mm in diameter, Polished to highpoints, otherwise good consition. Ripley No 251 refers.
Durham ( Light Infantry ) ( DLI ) Militia White Metal Other Rank's Victorian Glengarry Badge A very scarce badge as worn by the militia, often mistakenly attributed to the volunteers, with three orginal dark toned lugs to the reverse. The badge is in good condition with sharp detail. The only fault is minor damage to the two of the little studs on the top of the orb of the crown (see photo). Circa 7cm tall and 4.8cm wide. Worn circa 1887 - 1896. A52.1
Durham ( Public ) School Register, 1840 - 1907 Large hard backed green covers with gilt school crest and lettering to front. Some marks to covers, but generally very good condition. 306 pages. Scarce. Regret post to UK mainland address only.
Durham Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Embroidered Yellow on Blue Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow embroidered on blue, circa 5.5cm wide and 2.7cm tall. Removed from uniform and in good condition. Comm FB
Durham Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Embroidered Yellow on Red Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow embroidered on red, circa 5.5cm wide and 2.7cm tall. In good condition. Comm FB
Durham Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) White on Black Cloth Shoulder Title White embroidered on black, circa 6.2cm wide and 3.8cm tall. A little grubby but generally good condition. Comm FB
Durham County Fire Service Chrome and Enamel Helmet Cap Badge In good condition with no damage to enamel or the rays of the star. Two original lugs to the reverse. Maker's details to reverse. Com FB
Durham Fortress Engineer Volunteers Large White Metal Button Scarce button, maker marked to reverse E Stillwell & Son, Barbican, London. 24mm in diameter. Signs of wear and it could do with a clean as it has some green verdigris staining, but detail still sharp.
Durham Fortress Engineer Volunteers Large White Metal Button Scarce button, maker marked to reverse E Stillwell & Son, Barbican, London. 24mm in diameter. Signs of wear and it could do with a light clean, but detail still sharp. Circa 24mm in diameter.
Durham Fortress Engineer Volunteers Large White Metal Button Scarce button, maker marked to reverse E Stillwell & Son, Barbican, London. 24mm in diameter. Signs of wear and it could do with a clean, but detail still sharp.
Durham Fortress Engineer Volunteers Large White Metal Button Scarce button, maker marked to reverse E Stillwell & Son, Barbican, London. 24mm in diameter. Signs of wear and slightly pushed-in, but otherwise in good condition. Circa 24mm in diameter. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Anodised Aluminium AA Staybrite Cap Badge - Smith & Wright Maker marked Smith & Wright Ltd to reverse of slider. Some service wear.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Association Chrome & Enamel Lapel Buttonhole Pin Badge In good condition, with no damage to the enamel and with functional and original pin fitting. A153.7
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Brass Shoulder Title, post 1920 Two original lugs to the reverse, some twisting to these with service wear. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1.1cm tall. Good condition. Normally worn with a single and separate universal pattern bugle above. Westlake No 1350 refers.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Embroidered Cloth Blazer Badge, QEII Crown Some glue to the reverse which has mildly stained the top of crown to the front. Circa 10cm tall and 9cm wide. Otherwise in good condition with no other damage or moth. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Gold / Yellow on bottle Rifle Green Cloth Shoulder Title Original unissued condition. Circa 11cm across at widest point.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Gold / Yellow on bottle Rifle Green Cloth Shoulder Title Original unissued condition. Circa 11.3cm across at widest point. Not quite a match with 54302, hence listed separately, but would do at a push. Com FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Large Officers Button ( 68th & 106th LI) E.Stilwell & Sons Ltd, London. A good quality gilt officer's large pattern button in good condition, with strong shank. Circa 26mm in diameter. Ripley No 286 refers.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer 's OSD Cap Badge - attributed Officers die cast Servce Dress Bronze finish cap badge with one of two blades remaining. Worn circa 1901 - 1945. The badge is attributed to Major K.M. Wood, M.C., T.D. A152.3
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer 's OSD Collar Badge on Khaki Slip-on - attributed A die struck (not cast) bronze OSD Collar badge worn on a khaki slip on epaulette for wear on the battledress tunic / shirt sleeve order. Two original lugs to the reverse (east - west). Attributed to Major K.M. Wood, M.C., T.D., DLI. A153.4
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer 's OSD Large Pattern Collar Badge Officers Service Dress Die Cast Bronze Collar, facing right, in good condition with both original lugs to the reverse. Note slight touch of verdigris to front of bugle.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer's Bronze OSD Large Pattern Collar Officer's Service Dress Die Cast Bronze Collar, facing right, in good condition with both original lugs to the reverse. Note slight twisting to orb on top of crown, as per manufacture. Com FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer's Slip On Rank Slide and 1950s Officer 's Pattern Small Shoulder Title Durham Light Infantry DLI 2nd Lieutenant Officer's Small Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title on slip on - Shirt Sleeve Order - Korean War Period A scarce DLI Officer's shoulder title for shirt sleeve order, and worn post war and during the Korean War era. Genuine and very good condition, with no mothing. Title Circa 6cm wide and 1.8cm high. Some bluetack spots to reverse and some service wear to this item, but scarce. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Old Comrades Button Hole Lapel Badge White metal plated brass badge on horseshoe buttonhole lapel fitting. Slightly misshaped with wear, but otherwise in good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Other White Metal Ranks 'Fat Bugle' Variety Cap Badge A WW1 pattern made by a particular manufacturer with a larger than average bugle, but poorly defined and cut out typical of economy production associated with WW1. Original slider and slightly polished. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Pair of Two Piece Brass Shoulder Titles Worn 1920 to 1952 universal pattern bugles in gilding metal above two straight DLI brass shoulder titles. Not quite a fully matched set, but close. Three original lugs to each bugle and two original square lugs to reverse of each DLI title. Westlake 1350 refers.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Section Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) 2 part Combination Standard post war embroidered Durham LI title ( yellow on rifle green) above a rectangular embroidered Durham ACF in yellow on purple, cut from battledress cloth uniform. Good, birght condition Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Section Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) 3 part Combination Durham LI standard post war pattern Shoulder TItle above matching curved letters A.C.F. and a red eight ( 8 ) in small green square below. Cut in one piece from battledress uniform. Some service wear but otherwise quite scarce. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Small Pattern White metal Beret badge , pre 1952 A die struck white metal small pattern beret badge (circa 3.2cm tall), with original slider to the reverse and stamped on slider JR Gaunt London. Please note there is no full-stop between the Gaunt and London as found with reproduction badges. Great detail.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Small Pattern White metal Beret badge, King's Crown, pre 1952 - Firmin A die cast white metal small pattern beret badge (circa 3.3cm tall), with original slider to the reverse and stamped on slider Firmin London. VGC. K&K Vol 2, No 2015 refers.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Small Pattern White Metal Beret Badge, QEII crown, post 1955 A die struck white metal small pattern beret badge (circa 3.cm tall), with original slider to the reverse. The 'fat' bugle variety. VGC (unissued condition). K&K Vol 2, No 2016 refers.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Territorial Officer's Silver Plated Cap Badge - South Africa Scroll An excellent officer's full size die cast cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. P for plated in the reverse of the crown. Circa 4.5cm tall. Sharp detail. Slight twisting to the lugs from service wear, otherwise in great and slightly silver toned condition. As worn by Officers of the 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th Territorial Battalions. K&K Vol 2 No 1748 refers.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Victorian Other White Metal Ranks Cap Badge, circa 1896-1901 A Victorian white metal die struck cap badge for the Durham Light Infantry with two original age-toned lugs to reverse (n-s). Some service wear to lugs has meant these have lost their shape, but still intact and strong. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Victorian Pattern Other Rank's White Metal Cap Badge Two original dark toned lugs to the reverse (north - south). Circa 4.2cm tall. A wonderful die struck striking with sharp detail. A cracking badge.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Good fresh condition with original hessian backing. Circa 8.3cm wide across top. Com FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ), three items An anodised collar and shoulder title plus a medium pattern other ranks white metal button (circa 19mm in diameter). All in good condition. Com FB
Durham Light Infantry DLI Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Dark green felt with yellow / gold embroidered title Durham LI as worn by other ranks post war. Cut off battledress tunic (not by me!) , and battledress tunic material still serves as its backing. Circa 11cm wide and in good condition. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Flat Pattern Officer 's Silver Plated and Gilt Mess Dress Button Circa 14mm in diameter, with fixed shank. Two part construction with mounted device. Maker marked Jennens & Co, London. Silver plate is dark toned. Some staining to gilt, which may clean off. Scarce pattern to find. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officer's OSD Facing Pair Bronze Collars Die Cast bronze collars, facing pair, not an exact match but very close and acceptable. Two original lugs to reverse of each. Slight wear to highpoints but otherwise very good condition.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officer's Small Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title - Shirt Sleeve Order - Korean War Period A scarce DLI Officer's shoulder shirt sleeve order, and worn post war and during the Korean War era. Genuine and very good condition, with no mothing. Circa 7.2cm wide and 1.8cm high.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Single White Metal and Single Anodised Shoulder Title In good condition 1950s onwards. One white metal and the other anodised. Both left facing.
Durham Light Infantry Officer's Cloth Shoulder Title - Shirt Sleeve order - Korean War Period A scarce DLI Officer's shoulder title removed from shirt sleeve, and worn post war and during the Korean War era. Good condition and genuine. Comm FB Paid
Durham Light Infantry Volunteer Battalion Officer's Large Pattern Silver Plated Button Backmarked Hobson & Son London with fixed shank. Some wear to silver plate on high points but a nice heavy button. 25mm in diameter. Comm FB
Durham Section Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Yellow on Black Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title A rectangular embroidered Durham ACF in yellow on black. Removed from uniform as still has khaki backing. Good, bright condition. Comm FB
Durham Section Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Yellow on Purple Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title A rectangular embroidered Durham ACF in yellow on purple. Good, bright condition. Comm FB
Durham University OTC Swagger stick white metal top White metal top badge with good shape and no cracks. Displays the Durham OTC badge as its crest / shield with arms of Durham and scroll below with the words " Durham University Officer Training Corps" below. A few minor marks, it would benefit from a light clean. Comm FB
Early ACF Army Cadet Force White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title Early version with hessian backing. Some paper glued to the reverse. Removed from uniform but a bit grubby. Scarce. Comm FB
Early and Scarce 17th Lancers Sew-on style Button, excavated condition An unusual and early (post 1823) small pattern button, probably pewter, with two holes for sewing onto trousers the edge impressed with W. Irvine (presumably the maker) and below 17th Lancers. In good but excavated condition. Circa 17mm across. The reverse is blank.
Early and Scarce WW1 Artists Rifles Black on Grey Embroidered Shoulder Title Scarce early WW1 embroidered title. Some traces of glue to white 'bluetack' to the reverse, otherwise in good condition. Circa 8.3cm wide. Comm GrH
Early Brass and Enamel Women's Institute Pin Lapel Badge Brooch An attractive Women's Institute ( the WI ) pin badge in enamel and brass. The enamel is in good condition with no damage. Fuoly functional and original pin fitting and c clasp to reverse. Maker marked W.O. Lewis (Badges) Ltd, Birmingham. In good condition. Coll.
Early British Army Regimental Police ( RP ) Brass Letter Arm Band An unusual item, with large brass letters circa 3.8cm tall on an adjustable arm band made of a thick black cotton material with a set of three press stud options for various arm sizes. The fixing loops and pins have been covered with tape for wear (tape is now coming loose), but are all present and correct. Some fading but otherwise in very good condition. No regimental collection is complete without one! A190.1
Early British National Savings Black Enamel Pin Badge A scarce 'National Savings 15'6 and £1" brass with inlaid black enamel badge bearing the Asian goodluck symbol of a crooked cross, the use of which was dropped in 1939 for obvious reasons. The reverse has the maker's details "J.A.Wylie & Co London". Good condition with no damage to the enamel and with its original pin fitting plus clasp, no damage to the enamel. Circa 20cm square. The swastika (卐) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees. The earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization as well as the Mediterranean Classical Antiquity and paleolithic Europe. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world including Turkic, India, Iran, Nepal, China, Japan, Korea and Europe. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol to evoke shakti or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness. The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" (meaning "good" or "auspicious") combined with "asti" (meaning "it is"), along with the diminutive suffix "ka." The swastika literally means "it is good." In modern times, following a brief surge of popularity as a good luck symbol in Western European culture, a swastika was adopted as a symbol of the Nazi Party of Germany in 1920, who used the swastika as a symbol of the Aryan race. After Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, a right-facing 45° rotated swastika was incorporated into the flag of the Nazi Party, which was made the state flag of Germany during the Nazi era. Hence, the swastika has become strongly associated with Nazism and related concepts such as antisemitism, hatred, violence, death, and murder in many western countries, and is now largely stigmatized there due to the changed connotations of the symbol. Hence the adoption of St George killing the dragon on subsequent designs used by National Savings.
Early Canadian Militia Officer's Gilt Large Pattern Button Gilt, but this had unevenly tarnished. Fixed shank. Backmarked C. Pitt & Co Ltd, London. Circa 26mm in diameter. Happy to post to Canada.
Early Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Brass One Piece Facing Pair of Shoulder Titles Brass one piece pair and both stamped Gaunt London to the reverse of the bugle. Original lugs, very close but not quite exactly matching and very slight colour variation. Worn 1914 onwards. Scarce.
Early Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles, circa 1885 - 1907 An attractive pair of die cast one piece shoulder titles with three original lugs to the reverse of each. Stunning quality and a superb match. Each circa 2.9cm tall and 3.9cm wide. Uk made with the small string bow to the top of each. Worn on the K.D jacket. Excellent condition and scarce. Westlake Nos 1343/1344 refers. B6.14
Early Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Other Rank's Brass Shoulder Title, c1885 - 1907 onlyirca A lovely item with longer mouthpiece than I am used to seeing, with three original lugs to the reverse. A fine quality item, not an indian cast version. Circa 4cm wide and 2.8cm tall. Westlake 1343 refers.
Early Durham Light Infantry Horseshoe Sweetheart Brooch Pin Badge Has a lot of knocks to the hollow silver construction, possibly a replacement pin. Circa 3.5cm tall. Hallmarked silver with Birmingham assay marks for 1907.
Early Edwardian Pattern - 12th ( Prince of Wales' Royal ) Lancers Other Rank's Bi-metal cap badge - 4 lugs Scarce Edwardian issue with four original dark toned lugs to the reverse and four sweat / braising / expansion holes behind the white metal plume and motto. Strengthening bar to back of numerals and these have a bit of wear and a gap between the X and II on the bottom join, but this does not detract from the front. Otherwise badge and lance pennants are all in very good condition. Sold to Phil
Early Essex Yeomanry ( Dragoons ) Brass Cap Badge, worn 1905 - 1909 Brass cap badge worn 1905 - 1909. Two original lugs to the reverse. 3.4cm tall and 2.5cm in diameter. Minor service wear. Introduced in 1905 and bearing the motto Audacter et Sincere (Boldly and truly). This was the motto of the then Commanding Officer, Lt-Col. R.B. Colvin, C.B., who raised the Essex Imperial Yeomanry. In 1909 it was ruled that personal mottoes should not be used and the next pattern badge had the motto Decus et Tutamen (An ornament and a safeguard). K&K Vol 1, 1490 refers
Early Full Dress Crossed Pinchers and Hammer Proficiency Badge - Gold Bullion on Cloth Gold bullion thread on black cloth, as worn on full dress - not often encountered. One of oldest proficiency badges worn in the British Army, and by a broad variety of trades such as armourer, blacksmith, boilermaker, electrical fitter, engine fitter and many other trades related to metal working. Dulling to bullion but otherwise in good condition, has some age to it, and has threads indicating its removal from a uniform. Circa 5.5cm tall and 7cm wide. Sold to Phil
Early Gilt Light Infantry Officer Quality Ribboned Bugle Badge An early unidentified pattern gilt die struck bugle with one of two loops remaining and this one has been squeezed together. Circa 3.7cm tall and 3.5cm wide. Gilt is bright but has some wear. A152.2
Early Imperial Crown Matched Brass Collar Badges Universal Pattern as worn by many Regiments of Foot, 1872 - 1878 only Scarce matched pair of brass collar badges each with an original single loop to reverse, as issued. In very good condition with sharp detail, one with some verdigris to the reverse. Now, to dispel a myth, these may well have been worn by the 11th ( Devonshire Regiment), but they were generic issue to most regiments without a special device, such as fusilier regiments which were authorised to wear grenades, or light infantry regiments who were authorised to wear bugles, or other special devices approved at the time. There were other special devcies, such as the the 1st Regiment ( Royal Scots) who were authorised in 1872 to wear a collar badge in the form of a thistle. In an attempt to list the units who may have worn this generic pattern of collars in the early 1870s (typically 1872 - 1878), I have compiled the following list from Churchill: 2nd ( Queen's ) 3rd ( Buffs ) 11th (North Devon ) 12th ( East Suffolk ) 14th ( West Yorkshire ) 19th (Green Howards ), replaced in 1875 with a different pattern crown (Churchill 559) 29th ( Worcestershire ) 35th ( Royal Sussex ) 39th (Dorsetshire ) 42nd ( Black Watch ) 44th ( East Essex ) 45th ( Sherwood Foresters ) 48th ( Northamptonshire ) 53rd ( King's Shropshire Light Infantry ) 62nd ( Wiltshire ) 64th ( North Staffordshire ) 83rd ( County of Dublin / RIR / RUR ) Churchill page 1 and No 333 refers. A73.2
Early Indian Army Cast Brass Pouch Badge - Assaye Battle Honour Cast gilt brass pouch badge, very early item. Possibly once on two loops, but now with single long screw post to centre back. Some wear to gilt. One of the Indian Army units entitled to the battle honour for Assaye 1803, won by Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington. Circa 4cm wide and 3.2cm tall. Elephant attractively decorated around the face and neck area. Coll
Early Irish Guards Bed Locker Duty Brass Plate - Gaunt A large heavy 2 part construction brass plate, with frame for inserting a piece of card or the like and with an original Irish Guard cap badge afixed to front (normally the regimental badge is just embossed onto the brass) plus (and unusally in my experence) it is maker marked: JR Gaunt. London in a small cressent stamp on the reverse. It has the regimental number 536 (or 586) and this suggests this item predates WW1. Scarce.
Early Large Rifle Volunteers Brass Bugle Horn, Victorian Crown, circa 1859-1881 An attractive large die struck stringed bugle horn in gilding metal with Victorian pattern crown with two lugs (east - west) (a third lug at the back of the crown has been neatly removed). 5.4cm wide and 5.4cm tall. Com FB
Early Larger Pattern Victorian King 's Own Scottish Borderers ( KOSB ) Other Rank's white metal glengarry badge, Circa 1887-1901 A good early pattern die stamped white metal example with two dark toned loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 7.2cm tall. This is not a HPC or a converted HPC. Hard to find. K&K Vol 1 No 626 refers.
Early original postcard portrait of a Peninsula & Orient ( P & O ) Steam Navigation Company Deck Officer Cadet Postally unused. Portrait study. The writing to the front looks like it was written by the subject " A. V. France ". It does not look like a photographer's I.D. to me. Crease to top right corner, some minor wear to top edge, reverse a little grubby, otherwise in very good condition. Junior Officers often started very young in the Company, which preferred to do its own training, where everyone was taught to live under the same stern discipline. Cadets joined the Company at 17-18, from the principal nautical training ships and colleges, indentured to between three and four years service as apprentice deck officers. For many years, the Company recruited its Deck Officer Cadets exclusively from the three public school nautical colleges, Worcester, Conway and Pangbourne.
Early Pattern Border Regiment Brass Collar Badge A single brass collar badge to the Border Regiment, with two dark toned loops to the reverse. Slight polishing to highpoints. Churchill No 940 refers
Early Pattern Essex Regiment Officer's OSD Cap Badge on Blades An early Regimental pattern cap badge pre 1903. In very good condition. Some stress marks on tabs where they bend, which are minor but opening and closing is not recommended on these old badges. Circa 4cm tall by 3.5cm wide.
Early Pattern Rifle Volunteer Corps ( RVC ) Shako Badge circa 1859- 1870 Large pattern dark toned (or blackened?) silver or silver plated (unmarked) French pattern bugle horn as worn by a number of British rifle volunteer units in the period 1859 - 1870. Small original posts for pin fittings (east- west). Good condition and shaped for wear on a shako. Circa 6.5cm wide and 4.7cm tall. Comm FB
Early pattern Royal Artillery Volunteers Silvered Cap Badge A very fine unmarked silvered example to the Victorian Royal Artillery Volunteers, finely made and no damage to flames. Two original loops. Circa 5.8cm tall and 5cm wide at widest point. Some tarnish to finish.
Early Perse School ( Cambridge ) OTC Blackened Cap badge (first pattern) In good condition with original slider, and only slight wear to black finish. The first pattern was worn in blackened brass, the second pattern in plain brass. A pelican on a torse. K&K Vol 2 No 2641 refers,
Early Rifle Volunteer Corps ( RVC ) brass shako badge and pouch badge set Pouch badge is the darker of the two, but came together so reluctant to split. Brass die struck, with original fixings to reverse. Shako badge is circa 4.3cm tall and the pouch badge is 4cm tall. Circa 1860 - 1880. Comm FB
Early Rifle Volunteers Brass Stringed Bugle Horn Shako Badge Die struck with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 1859 - 1881. Good condition with very slight polishing to highpoints. Most likely for wear on the shako. Circa 4cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Comm FB
Early Rifle Volunteers Unmarked Blackened Silver Bugle Horn Shako Badge - Maker Marked An attractive French bugle horn with two original silver loops to the reverse. Circa 4.6cm wide and 3.5cm tall. Unmarked silver, blackened. Maker marked to the front in bugle mouth C.R. & Co. Comm FB
Early Royal Fusiliers Small Pattern Cap Badge . On original slider. Churchill confirms that this small pattern badge, which was also worn as a collar, was fitted with a slider for wear on the Broderick cap 1898-1905 (p42 of the "History of The British Army Infantry Collar Badge" refers). Some minor staining to front.
Early Royal West African Field Force ( RWAFF ) Unmarked Silver Cast Cap Badge Early Royal West African Field Force ( RWAFF ) Unmarked Silver Cast Cap Badge Royal West African Frontier Force. The palm tree above a scroll, R.W.A.F.F. Excellent quality but naïve design, locally made in unmarked silver headdress badge with two integral lugs to the reverse, 3.5cm tall. Pre 1939. Similar to Renfrew et al, Vol 2, No 1677
Early Scottish Masonic Jewel, St Andrew, mid 19th Century An attractive and early Scots Masons Jewel in the form of a bronze-gilt oval starburst, circa 42mm by 38mm (excluding the large ring), bearing the figure of St Andrew on this cross, the cross arms with a green wash (some lost), original ring suspension. An early item of some quality.
Early Victorian Mercantile Marine Masters Certificate in its origional Matched Leather Case dated 1857 An original numbered vellum certificate issued to William Pearce born in Milor in Cornwall in 1814, but dated 1857, issued by the Board of Trade and stating he had 23 years in the Mercantile Marine including achieving the rank of Master. It is in its original leather case which is attractively embossed with the figure if Britannia under a large Victorian crown and the garter bears the words "Certificate of Service Mercantile Marine Act 1851". Some wear to box corners and leather and gilding of the crest, but an incredibly scarce and important item of early Mercantile marine history.
Early Victorian Royal Navy ( RN ) Brass Tunic Button Circa 19mm in diameter, shank bent over but still functional, blank reverse. Flat button. Some staining, otherwise reasonable condition. Comm StF
Early WW1 ear original photo of Scout Master of the Boy Scouts Postally unused, in very good condition bar a few random ink blots to the reverse. Initially it looked like he was wearing battledress but it quickly became apparent that he is wearing scouting regalia. Not the fleur de lys buttons, the ribbons pinned to the left shoulder and the six pointed service stars on the breast pocket flap, plus the location of the red cross patch which would have been worn on the arm in the armed services.
Early WW1 Patriotic French Art Postcard - Marshal Joffre Postally unused and in excellent condition.
Early WW2 Home Front - Home Guard Armlet Scarce early Home Guard armlet, presumably before they had a uniform issue. Black painted cotton. Front in good condition, reverse a bit grubby. Circa 19.5cm wide by 8.5cm tall.
East Africa - Somaliland Cloth Shoulder Title Woven shoulder title black on on green. Some folding, which will iron out with a light iron. Not sure if this was worn by the Somaliland Camel Corps, Scouts or the colonial local gendarmarie / police. A scarce title with no mothing or damage. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 698 refers. Comm FB
East Africa - Somaliland Cloth Shoulder Title Woven shoulder title black on on green. Some fading, but removed from uniform. Not sure if this was worn by the Somaliland Camel Corps, Scouts or the colonial local gendarmarie / police. A scarce title with no mothing or damage other than service use and slight fraying to left edge. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 698 refers. Comm FB
East Africa - Somaliland Scouts Matched White Metal Collar Badges An excellent matched pair of white metal shoulder titles with original single central lug to the reverse of each. Circa 3.1cm tall. Worn circa 1944 - 1953. The cap badge is listed separately. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, Nos 693/694 refer. B28.21
East Africa - Tanganyika Territory Prison Service Gilding Metal Collar Badge In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Queen 's crown, worn circa 1952 - 1961. Slight spot of verdigris to G in Tanganyika. Circa 3.4cm tall. Tanganyika was a territory administered by the United Kingdom from 1916 until 1961. The UK initially administered the territory as an occupying power with the Royal Navy and British Indian infantry seizing the territory from the Germans in 1916. From 20 July 1922, British administration was formalised by Tanganyika being created a British League of Nations mandate. From 1946, it was administered by the UK as a United Nations trust territory. B11.16
East Africa Protectorate Victorian Colonial Adminstrators Large Gilt Button Scarce heavy gilt button, believed worn circa 1896 to 1902. VR&I cypher. Backmarked Army & Navy Co with fixed shank. In excellent condition. 26mm in diameter.
East African Army Medical Corps (EAAMC) Brass Shoulder Title Cast blackened brass with two lugs, this is a genuine and scarce title. The black has worn off the high points of the letters.
East African Army Scout Tracker Cloth Badge Black "T" in red circle printed on khaki ground. In good unissued condition. Circa 6.5cm square. Coll
East African Army Service Corps ( ASC ) - Maker Named Nairobi Gilt finish with some black spotting to this finish on the East Africa scroll. Die cast and heavy construction with original slider. The slider is stamped with the maker's mark "Wali Mohd Nairobi ( Kenya ). Attractive.
East Anglian Brigade Anodised Cap Badge Small badge with long slider, maker marked JR Gaunt London. This has seen considerable service wear, but still displayable. Circa 3.1cm across. Sealed pattern 22nd May 1958. Scarce badge. K&K Vol 2, No 2029 refers.
East India Company - 5th Light Cavalry ( Bengal European ) Silvered Officer's Ball Button An early ball button with fixed shank and feint makers details to the reverse. I can make out W&R ...S.. and HJ below. Circa 15mm in diameter. Rare as only worn 1858 - 1859. Happy to be corrected, but I beleive this to be worn by the 5th Bengal European Cavalry, a cavalry regiment of the British East India Company, created in 1858 and disbanded in 1859. The regiment was originally raised in Bengal by the East India Company in 1858 as the 5th Bengal European Light Cavalry, for service in the Indian Mutiny; the "European" in the name indicated that it was manned by white soldiers, not Indian sowars. During the Mutiny, a major of the regiment, Charles John Stanley Gough, received the Victoria Cross. As with all other "European" units of the Company, they were placed under the command of the Crown following the end of the Mutiny in 1858, but the regiment was disbanded rather than be transferred into the British Army. A2.8
East Lancashire Regiment Bi-metal Cap Badge - Edwardian issue Die struck with two original lugs to the reverse, expansion hole behind the brass rose. Good sharp detail and a nice stiff badge - a really nice example and an Edwardian issue cap badge.
East Lancashire Regiment Sweetheart Brooch Badge Looks like WW2 or later style of manufacture but has king's crown so pre 1952, pin and clasp original and in very good bright condition. Circa 3.2cm in diameter.
East Surrey Regiment King's Crown (solid crown variety) Cap Badge Bi-metal cap badge with two expansion holes behind slider. Slider is the original and the crown is the solid crown variety, not as often encountered.
East Surrey Regiment Matched Pair of White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles In unissued condition with hessian backing material. Comm GrH
East Surrey Regiment Victorian Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Pre 1902 Flat topped Victorian imperial crown with two original dark toned loops tugs to the reverse. Evidence of five braising holes (large one to centre and one on each corner of the star, which have been rather generously filled with braising fluid by whoever made it. Good sharp detail, good colour and real age to this one. Circa 4.1cm tall. Coll.
East York Volunteer Infantry 1859 - 1908 Wilson & Collinson ( 1982 ) essential reference book Card covers, soft back book, with 53pp, in good second hand condition, well illustrated, some full page colour illustrations, plus details of badges, uniforms and weapons. Signed by author. Colour illustrations believed to be by M J Taylor. Ideal for the Yorkshire Regiments collector. Comm FB
East Yorkshire Regiment Bi Metal Cap Badge Good condition with original slider. K&K Vol 1 No 609 refers.
East Yorkshire Regiment Bi-Metal Helmet Plate Centre HPC Complete with its four original loops and of two part construction with a white metal rose to the centre. Some traces of verdigris to front and rear otherwise in good condition with minor signs of service wear. A198.3
East Yorkshire Regiment Officer's Gilt, Enamel and Silver Collar Badge A single collar, finely made and in good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Backmarked JR Gaunt London. Circa 2.9cm across. Two part construction, . No damage to the enamel. Superb. Worn from 1898. Churchill No 484 refers.
East Yorkshire Regiment Volunteer Battalion Miscellaneous Items Four different items, white rose related with original fixings. White metal collar badge of VB (slight bend to one point of the star), and three other items. The large rose looks like it is from a cape fitting as it looks like the clasp has been removed. Good to very good condition. Comm FB
East Yorkshire Regiment Volunteer Battalion Officer 's large pattern silver plated button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Hobson & Sons, Lexington St, London, W. Some tarnishing to silver finish which will polish up nicely if you are so minded. The slight yellow mark is a photo reflection and not on the item. Comm FB
Edinburgh University Officer Training Corps OTC White Metal Collar Badge Of Scottish interest, this is a white metal collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Orb on top of crown missing, otherwise in good condition, with some verdigris to reverse. Circa 3.7cm tall.
Edinburgh University OTC Training Corps ( T.A.) Large White Metal Glengarry Badge, King's Crown 1951- 1953 only A large die struck white metal cap badge with three original loops to the reverse. Size suggests it was worn on a glengarry. Circa 7cm tall and 6cm wide. Good sharp detail. Sealed pattern 5th February 1951. With a king's crown it would not have been worn very long. Scarce. K&K, Vol 2, No 2453 refers. A149.4
EDVII Royal Engineers ( Volunteers ) White Metal Large Pattern Officers Button Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank, backmarked Hobson & Sons, Lexington St, London W. Sharp detail and in very good condition. A94.2 (8/8)
EDVII Royal Engineers Militia White Metal Large Pattern Other Ranks Button Circa 24mm in diameter, floating shank, backmarked J&B Pearse & Co, London. Sharp detail and in very good condition. Most probably militia. Pre 1908. A94.2 (7/8)
Edward VII Australian Commonwealth Staff Large Pattern OSD Bronze Button Circa 26mm in diameter, cypher of King Edward VII, bronze OSD appearance. Some verdigris to reverse and hard to read the maker's detail due to some corrosion. Original shank. Scarce. Comm StF
Edwardian Devonshire Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge Bi-metal cap badge with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Four braising / sweat holes to the reverse. In very good condition. A151.2
Edwardian Grenadier Guards Bugler Mounted Infantry Coloured Photographic Card An early Edwardian Coloured Oilette Photographic Postcard. Postally unused, very minor edge wear otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. A100.3
Edwardian Issue 8th ( King's Royal Irish ) Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge Bi metal cap badge with two original lugs (north - south) with one sweat / braising hole to the reverse of the crown below the top lug. Very good condition with sharp detail. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 762 refers. B13.6
Edwardian issue Durham Light infantry ( DLI ) Other Rank's White Metal Cap Badge - on lugs An early pattern die struck white metal cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm tall. In Excellent condition with sharp detail. K&K Vol 1 No 681
Edwardian Issue EDVII 18th Hussars Bi-metal Collar Badges, worn circa 1902-1904 A pair of bi-metal colour badges (not an exact match on account of a slight colour variation to the brass (one is more organgy whilst hte other is a yellow colour)) but in all other respects they display well together and each has two original dark toned lugs to the reverse of each. King's crown and only worn for a couple of years (1902 - 1904). This regiment had a rapidly changing series of cap badges post 1904 until it settled on the all white metal pattern. In very good condition and scarce. B6.6
Edwardian Pattern - The Yorkshire Regiment ( Green Howards ) White Metal Cap Badge Two original long copper lugs to the reverese. Good condition with signs of service wear. K&K Vol 1 No 616 refers.
Edwardian Pattern Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) White Metal Cap Badge ( Cat with Tail Up) The largest cap badge worn in the the British Army, this is die struck white metal with two original lugs to the reverse. Voided centre ( 8 voids) but this is the more unsual pattern where the Sutherland cat has its "tail up". See close up photo. Circa 8cm tall and 6.2cm wide. Some minor service wear to highpoints and slight split in one tip of laurel stem at base of badge. Scarce. Until about 1908 the centre of the badge was solid, but after this date the central devices were fretted and voided. In the first voided badges, the cat's tail curled up behind in the fashion affected by heraldic lions but some busybody pointed out that comfortable cats did not wave their tails but tucked them quietly around their feet, thereafter subsequent issues did not show the tail (Gaylor p.47 refers).
Edwardian Pattern Royal Fusiliers Brass Other Rank 's Cap Badge Die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Some service wear and some staining to front. King's crown. Circa 1904 - 1910. A137.3
Edwardian Real Postcard - Royal Engineers Officer living the Good Life The epitome of peacetime soldering, at least if you were an officer. Comfy club chair, today's newspaper, soda syphon and pipe to hand, cigar box below and dog at your feet. Where did we all go wrong! Postally used 1904, message to reverse. Some minor corner wear, but otherwise in very good condition.
Edwardian Royal Canadian ( Horse ) Artillery Brass Cap Badge A scarce brass cap badge to the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery with King Edward cypher KEVII. Both original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.7cm tall and 4.5cm wide. A good stiff badge with minor signs of service wear. Mazeas No MS 10 refers.
Edwardian Royal Engineers ( R.E. ) Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge - Pagri? Finely detailed other ranks brass cap badge, EDVII cypher. Long slider to reverse and in very good condition. Slider possibly long enough for wear as a pagri badge. A131.
Efficiency Medal Elizabeth II Medal Territorial Clasp - Royal Engineers - Sgt Moon Efficiency Medal, “Territorial” Eliz. II to 22282470 Sgt. G. Moon. R.E. In NEF condition. Comm FB
Egypt & Sudan Medal 1882-89 Medal, 1882 dated reverse to Sapper William George Snelling, 'C' (Telegraph) Troop, Royal Engineers ( of Canadian interest) Egypt & Sudan Medal 1882-89 Medal, dated reverse, no clasp correctly engraved to 11874 Sapr. W. G. Snelling, C. Tp. R.E. ('C' (Telegraph) Troop, Royal Engineers). Medal in GVF condition with original ribbon (stitched and grubby). It will be supplied with a copy of medal roll confirming medal and also a newspaper obituary for him dated 18th April 1941 which appeared in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, which reads as follows: "Mr. W. G. Snelling, Exmouth. The funeral has taken place at Littleham Churchyard. Exmouth, of Mr. William George Snelling, who passed away at the home of his daughter, " Alberta”, Exeter Road, Exmouth, at the age of 82 years. Deceased was born in Halifax Nova Scotia, but came to this country when a boy, and joined the Civil Service as a telegraphist. During the Egyptian War he was with the Royal Engineers. Returning to England he was employed at Plymouth General Post Office, and subsequently became Postmaster at Kingsbridge until his retirement about 24 years ago, since when he had resided at Exmouth, where he made many friends. The burial service was conducted by Rev. L. Haley, minister of Glenorchy Congregational Church. The immediate mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. A. White (son-in-law and daughter). Mr. P. White (grandson), Mr. and Mrs. L. White, of Pinhoe (grandson and granddaughter); Miss J. White (granddaughter); Mrs. A. Snelling, of Plymouth, (sister-in-law): Mr. D. White (nephew, Miss C. White (niece), Mr. and Mrs. T. Atkinson, Nurse R. Goodman, Mr. and Mrs N. Dart, Mrs. E. Willis, and Mr. A. Hunt. Capt. A. A. Snelling (brother), Mr. and Mrs. A. Lear (nephew and niece), of Plymouth; Driver L. White. R.A.S.C. (grandson), and Mr. A. B. Dart. R.A.F., were prevented from attending. There were numerous floral, tributes. C Telegraph Troop first saw active service in the Zulu War of 1879. In the Egyptian campaign of 1882 the unit laid cable in no-mans land to guide advancing British troops and later sent the first victory signal ever to come direct from a battlefield. In the Egyptian War of 1882, the troops were landed at Ismailiyah and the telegraph company was able to make use of the railway wire up to a point within a few kilometres of Tel-el-Kebir station, where the Egyptians held an entrenched position. The company completed its assignment simultaneously with the attacking force by laying cable at night along the railway line, a task it completed at a rate of 10km an hour, some of it under shellfire. After establishing a field telegraph station in a saloon carriage at the now-captured railway station, the company was able to make immediate connection directly to Ismailiyah, and hence to London via submarine cable, to announce the success of the campaign to the Queen and the War Office. The dispatches ‘were sent off at 0830 hrs and at 0915 we received Her Majesty’s reply’. This direct and rapid communication from a campaign headquarters abroad to the War Office in Whitehall was unprecedented, and served to establish telegraph communication as a vital part of future military operations (Source: History of Telegraphy, Ken Beauchamp (2001), IET. p121). It has also resulted in a massive breach of protocol! Queen Victoria, instead of sending her congratulations via the War Office, as protocol required, had sent her personal message of congratulations directly to Sir Garnet Wolseley. The complaint that followed from the War Office to Windsor resulted in a direct rebuke from the Queen to the effect that she could write to her generals how and when she chose. (Source: The Devonshires: the Story of a Family and a Nation, by Roy Hattersley (2013), Random House (p.378))
Eight Large Brass General Service Other Ranks' Buttons, Kings Crown - All different manufacturers! Who said General Service Buttons are boring? Eight other ranks' large brass king's crown buttons, all with floating shanks and 24mm in diameter, but all actually different as they all have different manufacturer backs. I think we could adapt an old joke here: The first sign of maddness is looking for GS buttons; the second buying them; and the third, trying to find different manufacturers! Clearly I am quite mad! The makers listed here (and would form the basis of a new collection for you!) are: Stratton, Birmingham A&W Ltd, Birmingham Adams, Birmingham J.B.S. & S, Birmingham C.H.C. & S Ltd, Birmingham WII MOT - RRFFDEN Ltd Firmin & Sons Ltd, London Blank, no maker's mark
EIIR Royal Military Police ( RMP ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt Circa 1952 until replaced by anodised aluminium, with original slider to the reverse, which has been stamped JR Gaunt London ( no full stop). Some verdigris to reverse, but otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail.
El Alamein Eighth 8th Army Anniversary Reunion Booklet, 1946 Royal Albert Hall, London Card covers, the reverse with coloured illustrations of the formation signs of the Corps and Divisions who contributed to the victory as part of the Eighth Army, or as they liked to be known as the Desert Rats. Includes programme of events and song sheet. 8 pages. In good condition but has been folded at some point, no doubt to fit into a suit pocket.
Elizabeth II Corps Of Royal Military Police Scarce Brass badge in good condition with orignal slider. Sharp die struck detail.
Embroidered Bullion Chief Petty Officer ( CPO ) Royal Navy Peaked Cap badge, King 's Crown White metal anchor to centre, bullion in good condition. has been worn and curved to a jaunty shape to fit cap (stiffened into this shape). No moth. Original waxed black cotton backing. Circa 7cm tall and 5cm wide at crown. Pre 1952.
Embroidered Cadet Force Cloth Shoulder Title White on red, in good condition. Comm FB
Embroidered Explosive Bomb Ordnance Disposal Arm Badge, Royal Engineers Yellow bomb with two blue nose bands on a red felt background, white backing. Unissued condition. Davis No 495 refers. Comm GrH
Embroidered Flat Cloth Parachute Qualification Wing Circa 8,2cm wide and 3.4cm tall. A moth nip to right side otherwise in good condition and an earlier issue. Introduced in March 1941, and worn on the right arm below the shoulder title and above the Pegasus patch. Comm FB
Embroidered Shoulder Title - King's Own Royal Regiment Embroidered white on scarlet, circa 9.2cm wide and 2cm tall. No mothing. Looks to have been removed from a display board with traces of it still stuck to the reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Davis No 267 refers. Comm GrH
Embroidered Shoulder Title - KSLI King's Shropshire Light Infantry Embroidered white on scarlet, Circa 9.5cm wide and 2.1cm tall. Traces of bluetack to reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Davis No 329 refers. Comm GrH
Embroidered Shoulder Title - The Gloucestershire Regiment, White on Scarlet Embroidered white on scarlet, circa 13cm wide and 2.2cm tall. No mothing. Some traces of glue and bluetack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Davis No 298 refers. Comm GrH
Embroidered Shoulder Title - The Wessex Regiment ( TA ) Embroidered red on blue, circa 5.5cm wide and 2cm tall. No mothing and in very good condition. The Wessex Regiment was a Territorial Army (TA) infantry regiment of the British Army between 1971 and 1995. It had two battalions: The 1st Bn (Rifle Volunteers) with its headquarters at Le Marchant Barracks in Devizes and the 2nd Bn (Volunteers), which was headquartered at Brock Barracks in Reading. In 1994, the battalions were amalgamated to form the 2nd Bn The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, later The Royal Rifle Volunteers. Most recently, its remnants can be traced to the formation of The Rifles. Comm GrH
Embroidered Shoulder Title - The Wessex Regiment ( TA ) Embroidered red on blue, circa 5.5cm wide and 2cm tall. No mothing and in very good condition. The Wessex Regiment was a Territorial Army (TA) infantry regiment of the British Army between 1971 and 1995. It had two battalions: The 1st Bn (Rifle Volunteers) with its headquarters at Le Marchant Barracks in Devizes and the 2nd Bn (Volunteers), which was headquartered at Brock Barracks in Reading. In 1994, the battalions were amalgamated to form the 2nd Bn The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, later The Royal Rifle Volunteers. Most recently, its remnants can be traced to the formation of The Rifles. Comm GrH
Enamel and Gilt Durham County Fire Brigade Badge Attractive design. It has two integral loops to the reverse (north - south). Has the look of a collar badge in terms of size and design, but not sure. Circa 2.3cm tall and 3cm wide. This has some age to it and wear including a slight chip to the enamel, but generally in good condition. Comm FB
English and Welsh Infantry Regiments by Ray Westlake An illustrated record of service of all English and Welsh infantry regiments, 221pp. Large format softcover book in new condition throughout, with only very minor corner wear. Will post to UK address only. Ray Westlake is a noted military historian and he has selected some excellent black and white photos of both uniforms and items of militaria and there is a middle section of colour plates. There is much new material as far as the photographs concerned. Published as paperback in 2002 - RRP £20.
Eqyptian Army Matched Pair of Officer's Gilt with Red Velvet Collar Badges as worn by British Seconded Officers A magnificent pair of gilt collar badges of two part construction with two lugs attached to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm wide and 3cm tall. A194.8
Essex Regiment 1st Pattern Other Rank's Bi-Metal Cap Badge Great condition Victorian /early Edwardian Bi-metal cap badge with really sharp detail and two original copper lugs (east-west) and 3 brazing expansion holes to the rear. Good detail.
Essex Regiment 2nd Pattern HPC with original King's Crown Other Ranks Brass Helmet Plate Worn circa 1903 to 1914. All lugs on both pieces original, present and collect. A lovely item.
Essex Regiment Eagle Pattern Officer's Gilt Mess Jacket Collar Badge Left facing high gilt die cast collar badge as worn on mess dress. Two original lugs to reverse. Superb quality and condition. Circa 2.5cm tall.
Essex Regiment Officer's Shield Pattern Silver and Gilt Collar Badge In the shape of a shield with three seaxes (the County arms of Essex ). Some minor wear to gilt but otherwise in lovely condition with two original lugs. Circa 2.3cm tall. Churchill No 1228 refers
Essex Regiment Other Rank's Brass Two Piece Helmet Plate with separate Helmet Plate Centre (1st Pattern Castle) Brass HPC (1st pattern HPC, worn circa 1881-1903) and Victorian backing plate (pre 1902) very good original condition, two part brass construction complete with all of the original loops. Circa 13cm by 10.5cm. Scarce.
Essex Regiment silver plated officers cap badge - with tabs A very attractive unmarked silver plate officer's die struck cap badge to the Essex Regiment. Two original tabs to the reverse. Same size as the Other Ranks badge at 4.2cm tall and 4.1cm wide.
Essex Regiment two part Glengarry Badge with original backing plate and separate crown A scarce Two tower helmet plate centre (HPC) with separate Crown mounted on original brass backing plate. 3 out of 4 loops to HPC, and correct loops to reverse of crown. A smart looking badge worn circa 1881-1896. The brass plate was used to facilitate the wear of helmet plate centres on the glengarry and comprised of a separate Crown (K&K 288) mounted on shaped brass backing plate (K&K 289).
Essex Volunteer Artillery Victorian Officer's silvered large pattern button Circa 25mm in diameter. EVA entwined below gun and Victorian crown and enclosed in an acorn and oak leaf wreath. Fixed shank and backstamped Hobson & Sons, 94 St Martin's Lane, London. Some wear to highpoints of silver plating otherwise in excellent condition. A7.11
Essex Yeomanry Gilding Metal Cap Badge, 1909-1916 pattern 34mm tall, this small badge was also worn on the collar, two original lugs, east-west. In very good condition. KK 1491 Sold to Mr Fretwell
Eton College OTC White Metal Shoulder Title One piece shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Slightly rough finish to surface otherwise in good condition.
Eton College OTC ( Junior Division ) White Metal Cap Badge, King's Crown A strap inscribed " Floreat Etona " with king's crown above. Excellent condition with two original tabs. Junior division of Officer Training Corps. K&K Vol 2, No 2552 refers.
Excavated Condition - Lion Head Badge with Rose and Thistle in top of Mane - from North Amercia Believed to be part of a helmet fitting from a British regiment operating in America during the American War of Independence 1776 - 1783. It has two lug fastenings to the reverse, now squashed. I think this badge may have been mounted to the front of the plume post on a light dragoon helmet, possibly the 17th Light Dragoons. I bought this some years ago from a North Amercian dealer. Anyway, it is military, British and clearly very old. In 'as found' dug condition. Circa 3.8cm tall and 3.2cm wide.
EXCAVATED MEDIEVAL BRONZE MACE HEAD CIRCA 1100 - 1300 An extremely rare excavated bronze Medieval Mace head dating 1100 - 1300 A.D. It still retains one of its mounting holes that attached it to a length of hardwood. The other one is missing that is probably how it was lost, A similar example can be found on the British portable antiquities website: http://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/163436 A good rare piece of early medieval metalwork. It measures circa 51mm Long x 37mm wide. The top end hole is about the width of a penny. it weighs in at circa 5.4 ounces / 153 grams.
Exceedingly Rare Aide-de-camp Officer's Silver and Gilt Cap Badge - Denoting a member of the personal staff of Edward, Prince of Wales, Made for the Royal Tour to India & Burma in 1921 - 22 Two part construction, gilt still bright and in good condition. Circa 4.5cm tall with one of two blades remaining to reverse. This sale is for this badge only. The others depicted are for comparison purposes and listed elsewhere for sale on this site. Worn during the visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor to India & Burma November 17, 1921 - March 7, 1922. He sailed on HMS Renown. Edward was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was created Prince of Wales on his sixteenth birthday, nine weeks after his father succeeded as king. As a young man, he served in the British Armed Forces during World War I. Throughout the 1920s, Edward, as Prince of Wales, represented his father, King George V, at home and abroad on many occasions.
Exceedingly Rare Aide-de-camp Officer's Silver and Gilt Collar Badge - Denoting a member of the personal staff of Edward, Prince of Wales, Made for the Royal Tour to India & Burma in 1921 - 22 A stunning two part construction collar badge, with bright gilt. regretably I only have the one. Circa 3cm tall and with two original lugs to the reverse. This sale is for this badge only. The others depicted are for comparison purposes and listed elsewhere for sale on this site. Worn during the visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor to India & Burma November 17, 1921 - March 7, 1922. He sailed on HMS Renown. Edward was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was created Prince of Wales on his sixteenth birthday, nine weeks after his father succeeded as king. As a young man, he served in the British Armed Forces during World War I. Throughout the 1920s, Edward, as Prince of Wales, represented his father, King George V, at home and abroad on many occasions.
Excellent Vintage Postcard of Colour Sergeant - Volunteer ? A real puzzle this one, as the Kings Crown above his Sergeant stripes suggests post 1902, whereas the helmet place and Waist Belt Clasp bear Victorian crowns. Cannot make out the HPC device, but the collars look like 11th Regiment of Foot ( Devonshire Regt) as worn 1874 - 1878 (Churchill page 61 refers). He seems to be wearing a three claps QSA. All this seems to suggest Volunteer Battalion to me, but would be happy to be corrected. Not Postally used, but some traces on reverse suggesting it has been stuck in an album at some time. There is a message on the reverse, but no address.
Exceptional WW1 Mercantile Marine to a Woman - Amy Ellis - WW2 casualty too?. Exceptional WW1 Mercantile Marine to a Woman - Amy Ellis - possibly a WW2 casualty also. Medal is in NEF condition but with a replacement ribbon, correctly impressed " Amy Ellis" Some women in the Mercantile Marine "manned" the Cross Channel ferries to free up men for the front but some were also stewardesses. WW1 record (BT 395/1) confirms Amy Ellis was born in London in 1877. The Common Wealth War Graves Commision records that an Amy "Louisa" Ellis was a WW2 casualty, and confirms her brithdate as 13 October, 1877. She was mercantile marine with rank of Stewardess. SS Ceramic was sunk by the German submarine U515 on 7th December 1942. She is listed as aged 66 (sic). She is commemorated on Panel 26 of the Tower Hill Memorial. The daughter of Alfred and Catherine Taylor, and wife of Frank Ellis of Shadwell, London There is a photograph of Amy on the website dedicated to memory of SS Ceramic. Cut and paste the following link into your browser: http://www.ssceramic.co.uk/casualties/casualtypictures.html There is also the book, "SS Ceramic, The Untold Story" by Clare Hardy, the granddaughter of one of the 655 who died when the ship was sunk overnight on 6/7 December 1942. The book tells the story of the SS Ceramic from its construction in 1912, through to its sinking. The story is told directly from original sources: diaries, memoirs, letters, documents and photographs. For the first time, sole survivor Eric Munday tells in full the story of his remarkable rescue by the U-boat and subsequent imprisonment as a POW. Testimonies from some of the crew of U-515 relate the story from the other side, most of these accounts never having been told before. This 572 page paperback includes over 200 photographs and illustrations, and a list of the individual casualties of the ship's sinking. Please note a copy of the book is NOT supplied with this medal. The Mercantile Marine medal was awarded to the men and women of the Mercantile Marine who served at least six months at sea between 4th August 1914 and 11th November 1918. Licensed Pilots, Fishermen and crews of Pilotage and Lighthouse Authorities' Vessels, and of Post Office Cable Ships were also eligible. Sold with copies of WW1 and WW2 medal cards, and copy of CWGC certificate. She was also entitled to the BWM and for WW2, the 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Pacific Star and War Medal. The latter confirms place of birth as London. 99% certain we are dealing with the same person here, worthy of further research. Coll.
Extra Photos for PAIR OF CUISSES listed above, LATE 19TH CENTURY IN THE GERMAN ‘GOTHIC’ STYLE OF CIRCA 1490 See item 53262 above
Extremely Scarce 21st Lancers ( Empress of India's ) Cap Badge - worn only 1901 - 1903, 3rd Type An extremely scarce 21st lancers Victorian pattern cap badge, with four original loops to the reverse, in good bright condition wth sharp detail. The VRI cypher and numerals XXI between crossed cavalry lances. Circa 4cm tall. Flat topped pattern crown dates this to pre 1903. K& K Vol 1, No 796 refers.
Extremely scarce Boer War souvenir of The Absent-Minded Beggar: Silk Souvenir Booklet 1899 - 1900 Printed in green ink, with a portrait of Kipling on the cover in brown ink. Ca. 1899. 5pp., folio (20 X 30.5 cm). "Presented by Mrs. Langtry (Lillie Langtry was the former mistress of the soon to be King Edward VII) on the occasion of the 100th performance of the 'Degenerates' at the Garrick Theatre. For permission to use Kipling's poem, Mrs Langtry made to the 'Daily Mail' a contribution of 100 Pounds for the benefit of the wives and children of the reservists fighting in South Africa." Copyright of the Daily Mail Publishing Co. A little browned and creased, with minor staining, but otherwise in excellent original condition for age. The booklet contains all four verses of the poem in a facsimile of Kipling's handwriting, and with a facsimile of his signature at the end. There is also a large picture of a soldier in the pose of the 'Absented Minded Beggar', shown looking to the right, holding a bayonet and with his helmet on the ground next to his feet, entitled "A gentleman in Kharki," by R. Caton Woodville, dated 1899. The song represents the only collaboration between Sullivan and Kipling, in a fund-raising effort for Boer War relief. The song was printed in several formats, of which the present is perhaps the most attractive and unusual. This item is very scarce and does not even feature in the extensive collection of Pieter Oosthuizen as documented in his wonderful and comprehensive book 'Boer War Memorabilia - A collector's guide'
EY Essex Yeomanry Brass Shoulder Title Circa 2.9cm wide and 1.7cm tall. Two original lugs to the reverse, slightly bent over with service wear but still fully functional. Worn 1951 onwards. Westlake No 349 refers. A192.2
Fabulous WW1 1914 Princess Mary Fund Gift Box Complete with Type C issue contents ( Bullet Pencil on orginal card and original New Year Card) This includes the original grease proof paper in which the bullet pencil was originally wrapped and card upon which it was stored. This has been stored in tissue paper and away from the air for 100 years which accounts for its stunning condition. This is not a copy. It is one hundred per cent the real thing and would make a wonderful "antique" Xmas present for 2014! The idea for gifts for men at the front was not new. See my Queen Victoria 1900 gift box complete with chocolate listed separately! The contents varied depending on your unit and location. The contents here are exactly as given to troops located in the British Isles and is exactly how it came to me. Only those serving overseas received the cigarettes, pipe tobacco, or for non-smokers, boiled sweets (acid tablets) and the photo of HRH or the 1914 Christmas card. I will include a photocopy of an excellent article on tins gifted to the troops in WW1. The tin itself is approximately 5¡È long by 3¨ù¡± wide by 1¨ù¡± deep with a hinged lid. The surface of the lid is decorated with a portrait of Princess Mary, surrounded by a laurel wreath and with an ¡®M¡¯ either side. At the top, are the words ¡®Imperium Britannicum¡¯ with a sword and scabbard either side, and at the bottom are the words ¡®Christmas 1914¡Ç, flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, are the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia ( Serbia ); with France and Russia either side.
Facing Pair of Fire Gilt Officer's Collar Badges - Ribboned Bugles Superb quality, die cast collar badges, matched facing pair. Small pattern but early. Number of Light Infantry regiments possible - additional information welcome. Circa 2.1cm tall and 2.8cm wide.
Facing pair of Generic Pattern Light Infantry Blackened Brass Bugle Collar Badges Facing (but not matched) pair, one with what look to be replacement lugs (very neatly done). Much of the black paint now worn off. Came together.
Facing Pair of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Other Rank's Collar Badges A good post WW2 die-stamped bi metal facing pair of other ranks collar badges (very close colour match, but not exact). Both with single square lugs to the reverse. Worn 1953 to circa 1963 only on the stand-up collars of the Nos. 1 and 3 Dress jackets. Col D. Wood no 241 refers.
Facing Pair of Victorian Collar Badges of the Highland Light Infantry ( HLI ) These are a pair of Victorian Collar Badges of the Highland Light Infantry. They are made from white metal and are in good condition with holding loops undamaged and intact. Not quite matching but close.
Fantastic Boer War Carved Pipe Looks like a walnut body, with original fretted brass lid, signs of wear through use, but no cracks or repairs. A great pipe. Faintly carved on either side South Africa and Boer War, and an ornate front panel carved with Boer War in large letters and the dates 1900 to 1901 below. A lovely pipe and with great features and feel to it. Pipe smoking was very popular at the turn of the 20th Century. As there were not sufficient pipes available in South Africa to meet the soldiers' demands, a number of campaigns were launched in England and a great number of pipes were collected and shipped to the war front. The soldiers in the leisure time (with no TV to watch!) carved decorative patterns, their names, or initials, or regimental insignia on their pipes. They have become very collectable in their own right.
Fantastic Boer War Souvenir Carved Pipe - 9th Royal Queen's Lancers Looks like a walnut body, signs of wear through use, but no cracks or repairs, except for slight damage to the 'H' in South Africa. A great pipe. Carved panel with a styalised 9th Lancers regiment device ( a '9' with Q and R on either side, crossed lances, ducal crown, blank scroll), There are four dates, one on each quadrant of the crest: 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1902, and the word 'South Africa'.. A lovely pipe and with great features and feel to it. Bowl is 5.5cm tall. Pipe smoking was very popular at the turn of the 20th Century. As there were not sufficient pipes available in South Africa to meet the soldiers' demands, a number of campaigns were launched in England and a great number of pipes were collected and shipped to the war front. The soldiers in the leisure time (with no TV to watch!) carved decorative patterns, their names, or initials, or regimental insignia on their pipes. They have become very collectable in their own right.
Fantastic Original Pre WW1 Postcard of a senior NCO of the East Riding Yeomanry (Lancers) A simply magnificent Postally unused postcard in very good condition showing the Regimental Sergeant Major ( RSM )wearing the Fox in full cry cap badge on peaked cap, four chevrons and King's crown above, plus a row of medal ribbons, suggesting prior regular army service. Formed circa 1903, this dates the photo to before WW1 and for those this the know unit, this Mister with his waxed white moustache, must be identifiable. Any information welcome.
Farrier / Shoesmith / Blacksmith British Army Cavalry Brass Proficiency Arm Bardge Die struck brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Some verdigris to back of badge and side right edge of horseshoe. Worn on upper right arm by units which retained its horses. Circa 3cm tall. Edwards & langley No 4A refers. A158.3
Father ( WW1 ) and Son ( WW2 ) Family Group - Army Service Corps ( ASC ) and Royal Air Force ( RAF ) - Clark Father's items: 1914-15 Star Trio (impressed 662 Dvr J Clark, ASC (T-662 on star) plus ribbon bar and a white metal wrist ID bracelet (leather missing) to Dvr J Clark 250152 No 1 Coy A.S.C. 50th Northmb Div Train, C of E, and a WW1 economy cap badge (non voided) for the Army Service Corps with original slider, but note missing orb to top of crown. This came with the medals. Son's items: 1939-45 Star, War and Defence Medals (unnamed as issued) plus fibre ID disc to 988255 J.C. Clark RAF, C o E, and his Royal Air Force brass cap badge, some polishing, and lugs are bent over, misshapen, and one is weak/ damaged, but again this came with the medals. Medals in GVF / NEF condition. Comm FB
Federated Malay States Volunteer Force White Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt Die cast with great detail. Original slider to reverse with JR Gaunt London (no fullstop between Gaunt and London). Some service wear to slider, but otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1921-42. Circa 4.5cm tall. (See Renfrew, Renfrew & Cranston, item 761 and page 126)
Federation of Malay States Volunteer Force ( F.M.S.V.F. ) Large Brass Button Fixed shank, back-marked Wm Dowler & Sons Ltd, Birm ( Birmingham ). 25mm in diameter. In very good condition. Post 1920.
Federation of Malay States Volunteer Force ( F.M.S.V.F ) light Artillery Battery Brass Cap Badge Die struck brass large pattern cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. the FMSVF Light Battery existed from 1929 until 1942. Scarce. The Federated Malay States were ruled by Sultans, but each had a British Resident to whom they were accountable.The Federated Malay States consisted of Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Pahang. Volunteers from these States were also organised as follows: Perak - 1st Battalion F.M.S.V.F. Selangor - 2nd Battalion F.M.S.V.F. Negri Sembilan - 3rd Battalion F.M.S.V.F. Pahang - 4th Battalion F.M.S.V.F. Support troops consisted of an F.M.S.V.F. Signals Battalion, F.M.S.V.F.Light (Artillery) Battery, F.M.S.V.F. Reserve Motor Transport Company and F.M.S.V.F. Field Ambulance units. In total the Federated Malay States Volunteer Force numbered about 5,200 men. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 771 refers. A190.12
Federation of Malay States Volunteer Force ( F.M.S.V.F. ) Medium Brass Button Fixed shank, back-marked Wm Dowler & Sons Ltd, Birm ( Birmingham ). 19mm in diameter. In very good condition. Post 1920.
Federation of Malaya Police Medium Silver Plated Button Stud As worn on the epaulette, some minor dents to button front around the circle strap. Screw fitting with original back plate housing. Button circa 17mm in diameter. Back marked Firmin London. Generally good condition.
Field Guide to the War in Zululand and the Defence of Natal 1879 An exceptional study of the Zulu War with many scaled maps of the archaeology of the battlefields and the multitude of forts that sprung up all over Natal to defend the settlers from the Zulus. This is the second revised edition of 1983, soft covers and 124pp. Cover shows some edge wear and card cover shows minor wear and slight yellowing, but contents are mint. Great preparation for that trip to the Zulu and Boer War battlefields which you have always been planning!
Field Marshal Earl Roberts Edwardian Silk Embriodered Edwardian Postcard Stevenographs are silk-woven pictures which were made popular by a Coventry silk weaver Thomas Stevens (1828-1888). Stevens used his improved version of the Jacquard loom to weave coloured silk pictures and illustrations. His family continued producing them from his factory after his death. Royalty and Boer War subjects were particularly popular. They are very sought after today. This Stevenograph postcard of Lord Roberts is one such item. The image shows some signs of age but they are still bright and attractive. Some discoloration to mount. Postally unused and scarce. Would look attractive in a frame but remember not to put it in a place of strong sunlight.
Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Facing Pair of Silver Plated Officers Collar Badges An attractive pair of original officer's facing collar badges of the Fife & Forfar Yeomanry. While a reasonably good match from the front, they are different to the reverse, with two original lugs to the reverse of each, but one n-s and the other e-w. One is marked 'P' for silver plated, and one is marked with maker F&S (Firmin & Sons). Circa 21mm tall and 25mm wide. In good condition. Sold to Phil
Fife and Forfar Yeomanry WW1 Brass Cap Badge Scarce brass issue cap badge with original slider to the reverse. An armoured mounted knight ( The Thain of Fife ), reffered to occasionally as the 14th Battalion the Black Watch, and by some others as the WWI economy pattern of F&FY. Nice condition with sharp detail and no damage or repairs.
Fifth Dragoon Guards White Metal Waist Belt Clasp with Panel of Regimental Colours attractively shortened for display purposes Large white metal WBC with red yellow and green staple belt colours on shortened with card stiffener. An ingenious way of displaying the buckle with the regimental colours. Very good condition. WBC is circa 9cm wide and 7.5cm tall.
Fire Gilt Victorian Royal Naval Officer's Waist Belt Clasp (Pre 1902 pattern) A truely stunning item with original fire gilt, bright and complete with mating clasp. Only very slight and minor wear to gilt on high points. Would grace any collection.
Fire Service Large Pattern Chrome Button Circa 26mm in diameter, shank present, maker marked Firmin, London (very feint in parts). General pattern fireman's button. Coll.
FIRST SURREY RIFLES / 21st County of London Regiment Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title The First Surrey Rifles were officially known as the 21st London Regiment, a Territorial unit. Scarce embroidered title, red on green. Removed from uniform. A whole to right edge and some damage to the backing at this point, with some white glue marks to the reverse. Reasonable condition and scarce. Comm GrH
Flat topped crown Highland Light Infantry ( City of Glasgow ) Regiment Officer's Large Gilt Button Looks like a Victorian flat top crown but the back looks later to me. Good condition, with fixed shank. Backmarked Gaunt London. Circa 26mm in diameter.
Forces Canteen NAAFI Cloth Formation Sign Lozenge shaped felt stitched badge with the primary colours of the three services: navy, army air force. Circa 5.8cm wide and 4.7cm. Slight edge wear to top left, but otherwise in very good condition. Comm FB
Foreign Office Intelligence Department WW1 Pair with MiD emblem - A Spy perhaps? WW1 pair correctly impressed to W.J. Scott: a) British War Medal, 1914 - 1918 (W.J. Scott.) b) Allied Victory Medal, 1914 - 1919 (W.J. Scott.) with Mentioned in Despatches oakleaf emblem. SCOTT, William Jack: Born November 14, 1884. Served in the Army, August 1914, to July, 1916. Temporarily employed as an Office-keeper in the Foreign Office from July, 1916, and granted a Civil Service Certificate for that post, May 4, 1923. Source: Foreign Office Directory (Classified) "Statement of Service" 1928, page 395 (photocopy included with lot). According to the collector I bought these medals from nothing is permitted other than the above on this recipient...its still classified (in early 1990s). Was he a spy? Medals NEF although original victory medal ribbon is very worn. Interesting medals worthy of further research!
Foresters ( Midlands ) Infantry Brigade Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Timings A scarce Foresters ( Midlands ) Infantry Brigade Cap Badge in silver and gold anodised with slider and maker marked H.W. Timings B'Ham. Very minor service wear. Circa 1958- 1969 only.
Free French / France Navy, FNLF Cross of Lorraine, Forces Navales Françaises Libres Enamel Pin Badge Kite shaped enamel pin brooch badge with original pin fixing and clasp. Stamped on reverse registered design 83830 (circa 1941). Circa 3.3cm tall and 1.1cm wide. In good condition with only minor surface wear to the enamel. Scarce.
French Fireman's ( ?) Period Large Pewter Button of French manufacture - AM & Co, Paris Unidentified pewter button, but possibly standing for Pompiers Local Municipale ( PLM ), a local volunteer fireman. Circa 21mm in diameter, made from pewter and with original integral shank to the reverse. Maker marked , AM & Cie (AM & Co) - Paris. Poor condition with some nibbles to the rope boarder. Circa 1870 - 1916.
French Napoleonic 3rd Neopolitan ( Italian ) Infantry Marching Band A fine set of Dorset Toy Soldiers - 12 different gloss painted toy style figures, in solid cast white metal. Supplied without a box but will be very carefully wrapped. 54mm, but closer to old britains in scale. In very good conditionNo damage or repairs. Will only ship to UK address only unless previously agreed by email.
French Naval Officer 's Gilt Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, shank slightly bent over, maker marked to the reverse G & C ie No 19 Paris. Some signs of service wear. Comm StF
FRENCH SHOULDER TILTING / JOUSTING SHIELD TARGE - SCARCE 19TH CENTURY ELECTROTYPE COPY OF THE 15th CENTURY ORIGINAL BY MESSRS. FRANCHI AND SONS FOR THE SOUTH KENSINGTON ( V&A ) MUSEUM Strengthened with trellis of metal bars, and chased with animals between. The original was, at the time the copy was made, in the Musee d' Artillerie, Paris (see mark on front which denotes this collection). Height 17 inches, Width 14 inches. The metal plaque for Franchi and sons to the reverse. It was commissioned to be copied by the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) in 1857. The public and other museums worldwide were able to order copies for their own private or public display, particularly in the United States, whose museum collections had some catching up to do with European collections of armour. During the electrotyping process a mould was taken of the original object. In this mould a copper type pattern was electroformed. From this type pattern subsequent moulds were created in which electrotypes were formed. This dish was therefore electroformed in copper from moulds made from a type pattern which itself was electroformed in a mould of the original. The copper electrotype was then electro-gilded. Each trellis square contains a different animal. There is some wear to the shield's thin silver coating mainly through being handled over the years, but it is a truly remarkable and beautiful peace, exactly copied in every artistic detail (including old repairs made to the original) and flowing shape. Made from copper, this electrotype was silvered and oxidised using a technique invented by a Belgian in the 1830s. The South Kensington Museum (V&A), quickly grasped the educational potential of this new technique and employed Elkington's and Franchi & Son of Clerkenwell to take moulds of historic and modern objects in the Museum (at their own risk), create copies in a base metal and then electroplate them. These could be sold freely as reproductions, with a gold, silver or bronze finish, provided they bore the South Kensington Museum's official stamp. Franchi and Son was acquired by Elkington & Co in 1874. Information on the exact location of the original from one of our French cousins would be most welcome. We will provide a photocopy from the original catalogue of the collection of electrotypes available to order via the museum. published in 1870, and which lists this particular object d'art. See additional photos of this superb piece in the listing below.
FRENCH SHOULDER TILTING / JOUSTING SHIELD TARGE Extra photos Extra photos for item 53264 above
Full Dress Bullion Wheelright (or Wheeler ) Proficiency Trade Arm Badge - Household Cavalry Division Circa 6.2cm in diameter, yellow bullion thread on black wool felt background, with original waxed cloth backing. An early example in unissued condition. Excellent. Edwards & Langley No 5A and also see second colour page insert at front. A55.4
Full Dress Sabretaches of the British Army - Specialist Reference Book Dated 2000. A5 stapled, 72 pages, colour illustrations on the card front and back covers, 16 colour illustrations to inside plus 41 black and white illustrations. Includes heavy cavalry and royal artillery. New condition.
Full size and original Delhi Durbar Medal 1911 - KGV (unnamed as issued) Unnamed as issued, full size silver version in GVF condition with some light polishing and contact marks to obverse, slightly dark toned from tarnish. Ribbon glued down on some card for better and neater display. Obverse: The conjoined busts of King George V and Queen Mary, crowned and wearing the robes of state, and facing left. Encircling the effigies of Their Majesties are on the right a sprig of laurel, on the left a spray of roses, with ribbon entwined at the base of the design. (the design has minor differences in the obverse from the smaller coronation medal, and unlike the coronation medal it does not have the designer's initials 'BM' on the ribbon at the base of the design). Reverse: A central inscription in Persian: “Delhi 1911”, surrounded by an inscription in Persian characters which translated literally reads: “Darbar-i-George-i-panjum, Qaisar-i-Hind padshah u Malik-i-dayar-i-Ingliz” (The Durbar of George V, Emperor of India, Lord and Master of the British Lands). Diameter: 39mm Metal: Silver (circa 200 were issued in gold). Ribbon: Garter blue with two central narrow crimson stripes (the same as that used for the Coronation Medal 1911). Suspension: By a plain silver swivelling ring. Designer: The obverse design is by Sir Bertram MacKennal, M.V.O., A.R.A. Naming: Issued unnamed, but many of the regiments (such as the 13th Hussars and Northumberland Fusiliers present had them engraved or impressed for their personnel). Following the precedent created by King Edward VII (Delhi Durbar Medal 1903), King George V sanctioned the award of a medal to commemorate the Delhi Durbar of 1911. However at the 1903 Durbar, the King did not attend but was represented by the Viceroy. By attending the Delhi Durbar in person, King George V became the first Emperor of India to visit his Indian peoples in person during his reign; and no reigning King of England had ever gone so far abroad since the days of King Richard III. The Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, which is slightly larger than most medal issues, was struck at the Calcutta Mint; 200 in gold and 30,000 in silver. The gold medal was presented to senior officers of local governments and administrations, and the ruling chiefs. The silver medal was distributed not only to a proportion of those present at the Durbar, but to persons in every district throughout India. An eye witness has stated that in one regiment, the nominated recipients filed past a table on which there was a box of medals, marked "Do NOT TAKE MORE THAN ONE". The 12th December 1911 was the most important day of the Durbar. It was held in a vast amphitheatre accommodating 62,000 spectators and the arena was occupied by some 20,000 troops. In the centre stood the beautiful Royal Pavilion, a graceful gold cupola supported by four white columns on a lofty marble dais. The day was perfect and the colour in the huge amphitheatre, packed with thousands of natives, quite amazing. Troops lined either side of the road inside the amphitheatre. The King and Queen arrived to the salute of 101 guns, wearing their crowns and robes and driving in an open carriage with a gold awning, two natives standing behind with the gold umbrella and fan, the Indian insignia of royalty. The National Anthem crashed out by the massed bands of 1,400 performers, followed by a flourish of silver trumpets announcing the Durbar was open. After the Ruling Chiefs had done homage, Their Majesties slowly mounted the dais in the centre and seated themselves on the golden thrones in the Royal Pavilion in full view of all present, "remote but beneficent, raised above the multitude, but visible to all, flanked by radiant emblems of authority, guarded by glittering arrays of troops in what must have been the most majestic assembly in the East. “It was a sight”, wrote a Times correspondent “which will remain indelibly engraved upon the memory”. A trumpet fanfare summoned the Heralds, who read the Proclamation announcing His Majesty's Coronation, first in English, and then in Urdu. At the conclusion of the Proclamation the bands played the National Anthem, the troops presented arms, another salute of 101 guns by salvoes of batteries were fired, and the troops outside fired a feu-de-joie. The Herald and the trumpeters sounded a prolonged flourish and the Viceroy from his position on the steps below the King read His Majesty's announcement which had been awaited with so much eager anticipation. It announced the transfer of the seat of Government from Calcutta to the ancient capital Delhi. The 60,000 spectators and 20,000 troops present then gave three cheers for the King-Emperor followed by three cheers for the Queen-Empress, and their Majesties descended to their shamiana in rear of the dais and the Durbar ceremony, which had lasted about two hours, was closed. The State visit of His Imperial Majesty King George V, to the Royal city of Delhi, was described as "the most brilliant, the most imposing, and the most gorgeous state ceremony the world has ever known".
Full Size Republic of Pakistan Republic Medal 1956 With correct ribbon, full size cupronickel medal, swivel suspender with the date 23rd March 1956. Good condition. Instituted: 16 March 1957, by the President of Pakistan. Awarded to commemorate the inauguration of the Republic of Pakistan on the 23 March 1956. Comm FB
Fusilier Brigade / Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( RRF ) Officer 's Silver Plated and Gilt Collar Badge - St George facing to the right Two part construction silver plated mounted device on gilt grenade, with two original lugs to the reverse, slightly bent inwards with service wear, but otherwise fully functional and in very good condition. Coll.
Fusilier Brigade / Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( RRF ) Pattern Facing Pair of Anodised Aluminium AA Collar Badges Bi-coloured anodized aluminium ( staybrite ) facing collar badges (not quite matching) with original square lug to each. Worn vertically in pairs facing left and right on the No 2 Dress ( SD ) jacket. In good condition (some minor wear to one lug). Worn by Fusilier Brigade soldiers 1962 - 1968, and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers thereafter. Col D. Wood No 246 refers. Coll.
Fusilier Brigade Pattern Facing Pair of Anodised Aluminium AA Collar Badges Bi-coloured anodized aluminium ( staybrite ) facing collar badges with original square lug to each. Worn vertically in pairs facing left and right on the No 2 Dress ( SD ) jacket. In very good condition. Col D. Wood No 246 refers.
Gambia Blackened Brass Shoulder Title ( RWAFF Gambia Company ?) Blackened brass, finish worn to front, with two orignial lugs. The Royal West African Field Force had a Gambia Company. Confirmation welcome. Not listed in Renfrew et al, either volume
GCR / RWAFF Gold Coast Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force Matched Pair of post 1928 shoulder titles - Dowler A great matched post 1928 pair with two original lugs to each and each stamped with the maker's details "Wm. Dowler & Sons". Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 308 refers. Comm FB
General List Officer's Bronzed Collar Badge, post 1914 The General List first appeared in the Army List in October 1914, its title then being "General List, Infantry, for Service Battalions". and it included names of officers yet to be allocated to a particular Service Battalion, and to this was added, in February 1915, the names of officer's "who are holding other appointments". Most of the OSD Bronze finish has been polished away, but more obvious to the reverse. Two original lugs. Circa 4cm wide and 3.6cm tall. K&K Vol 1 No 1084 refers (but this is collar badge size). Comm FB
General Service Corps Cap Badge As worn in both wars. In the first war some Volunteer Reserve units wore this as a cap badge. Badge has a bronze patina to it and some age wear, but detail still sharp. Original slider to reverse. Comm FB Code: 53155Price:
General Service Medal, 1962 Clasp Northern Ireland to Royal Marines Impressed naming on rim to Mne S. J. Harrison P039702P RM, original ribbon mounted for wear. NEF condition.
Generic Guards Brass G from Shoulder Title Brass G with two original lugs to the revervse. Slight twisting to bottom part of the G. Circa 2cm tall. Could equally be used as the G in the shoulder title for any of the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, or Irish Guards, or even for the Grenadier in the Grenadier Guards brass title. Westlake Nos 709, 712, 714 and 715 refer. Comm StF
Generic Light Infantry Regiment Bugle - Theatre Made most probably in India An unusual finely cast brass strung bugle, with two small and original lugs to the reverse. Looks too good to have been cast from the front view. Lovely item. Bugle faces to right. As worn by units such as the Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) and other Light Infantry Regiments A193
Generic Small Pattern Rifle Volunteers Brass Cap Badge, 1859-1881 A small and attractive die struck pattern French bugle horn toped by a Victorian crown, two original lugs (east-west). Circa 3.1cm wide and 3.3cm tall. Very good condition. Comm FB
George VI Corps of Military Police Brass badge in good condition with orignal slider. Sharp die struck detail.
Georgian Royal Artillery Officer 's Coatee Button Circa 21mm in diameter, open backed, no maker's details. Fixed shank (looks like a replacement). Gilt bright, detail is of cast quality. I believe this could be good quality copy reproduced for re-enactors. Representative of the type worn 1790 t0 1802 Sold as seen, so no returns and priced accordingly. Comm FB
Georgian Warwickshire Yeomanry Small Coatee Button - Excavated Condition Small button, now missing shank, metal dectecting find. Circa 15.5mm in diameter. Darkened from being in soil, but details still clear. Possibly other units would fit the bill, but certainly a yeomanry item from circa 1793 - 1820. A157.3
German Army Tank Badge, post WW2 In reasonably good condition but with some signs of service wear. Two of four original prongs on reverse intact. The other two (north - south) appear to be missing.
Gernan Iron Cross Second Class 1939 by Wilhelm Deumer An Iron Cross Second Class 1939 by Wilhelm Deumer - Frosted silver frame (3 part construction, one can slide paper between the frame and the iron core , magnetic iron core, marked 3 on ring (ring is non magnetic as one would expect). 1939 pattern, die struck, three piece, iron and alloy construction Pattée style cross with a single piece iron core and a two piece alloy frame. The obverse features an embossed, high relief, central, canted, swastika with the re-institution date, "1939", to the bottom arm. The reverse bottom arm has the embossed original institution date, "1813". The swastika is in nice high relief while the dates are somewhat lower. The medal loop and ribbon suspension ring are both intact. "3" in ring confirms maker as Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheld, Germany. Circa 44mm by 44mm. Slight bubbling to black paint, but not over painted. Missing its ribbon. Wear to silver plate finish, some paint loss to cross centre. Slight bend in suspension ring. Generally good plus condition. Will post to a UK address only. Comm StF
GHQ Far East Land Forces Formation Sign Original, removed from uniform. Printed. Evidence of a centre fold. Colours still good.
Ghurkha Transport Regiment Officer's cap badge A good scarce post 1953 silvered metal star with gilt overlay and two silver coloured lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 4.2cm tall.
Gibraltar Garrision printed Formation Cloth Sign Printed example, yellow key on a red background. Worn at the Fortress Headquarters to signify that Gibraltar was the key to the Mediterranean. In good unissued condition. A87.4
Gibraltar Police White Metal Helmet Plate Badge A large impressive white metal badge, with central device soldered into a white metal wreath. Two original lugs to the reverse. The tip of the key appears to be missing, but otherwise in good condition with sharp detail. Circa 7cm across and 6.2cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 2, No 2380 refers.
Gilt and Silver plated Officers K/C Collar Badge to Royal Army Medical Corps - JR Gaunt RAMC Officer 's single collar badge in tip top condition with some tarnish to reverse only. The badge is impressed on reverse JR Gaunt, London. King's Crown pattern. Superb.
Gilt Volunteer Battalion Warwickshire Regiment Officers Collar Badge - left facing, 1881 - 1890 According to Churchill, worn by Volunteer Battalion Officers in gilt (reverse colours to regular officers who wore this collar badge in silver). Worn from 1881 until 1890 only, until the 'sitting bear' was replaced with a standing bear. Circa 2.6cm tall and with two original lugs to the reverse, but these have been slightly flattened but fully functional. Gilt slightly dulled. Sharp detail and scarce. Churchill No 159 refers ( & page 38). Comm FB
Glamorgan Yeomanry Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Sweat holes A great example with sharp detail and original slider. Two circular expansion holes to reverse of scroll. Sold to Phil
Glosters Officers OSD Back Badge - 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment ( 28th ) Small Pattern OSD bronze Back Badge: The Sphinx inscribed EGYPT encircled by two laurel wreaths, with two original tabs to reverse. Circa 2cm in diameter. Excellent condition.
Gloucestershire Glosters regiment Beret Back Badge A small back badge in brass in very good condition, as worn by the Gloucestershire Regiment on the back of the beret, 2cm across. No badge collection is complete without this! The 28th Foot (1st Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment from 1st July 1881) had the unique honour of wearing a back badge in recognition of their distinguished conduct when engaged by cavalry both to the front and rear in the Battle before Alexandria in 1801. This distinction was authorised in 1830.
Gloucestershire Regiment Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badge Good condition with minor service wear and with three original lugs to the reverse. Sphinx facing to the right. Circa 5.7cm wide. Churchill No 783 refers, but this has a female sphinx.
Gold Anodised Royal Marines Cap Badge and Collar Set In excellent undamaged condition. Lugs all in good condition. Cap badge maker marked JR Gaunt B'ham.
Gold Bullion Crossed Anchors Petty Officer's Naval Tombstone Patch Removed from uniform, some uneven wear to top edge, but otherwise bullion bright and in good condition. Missing the crown above which would indicate the rate of First Class Petty Officer. Circa 10cm tall and 8.5cm wide. Comm FB
Gold Bullion Thread Officers Grenade Collar Badge Removed from uniform, circa 5,5cm tall and 2.2cm wide at ball of grenade. Loose threads, which will tidy up, some minor service wear to highpoints, otherwise in good condition. Coll.
Gold Coast Regiment R.W.A.F.F. Pair of Gilt Officer's Shoulder Titles Matched pair both maker marked on the reverse Dowler & Sons (one is partly obscured by lug). One title slightly brighter than the other but a genuine matched pair with two original lugs to each.
Good Conduct Stripe ( Northumberland Fusiliers ) Red worsted chevron on black felt backing. Removed from uniform, some edge wear to felt, otherwise in good condition. Worn points-up on the lower left sleeve. Awarded to Privates and Lance Corporals for 2, 6, 12, or 18 years' service without being subject to formal discipline. It was also removed upon attaining the rank of Corporal, as Non-Commissioned Officers were promoted by merit and punished by loss of rank. The property of Northumberland Fusiliers / Army Catering Corps - Corporal Walter Brown who served pre war and during WW2. Comm FB
Gordon Highlanders Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co London. Gilt rubbed and tarnished, highpoints rubbed with some detail damaged. Has seen better days. Comm StF
Gordon Highlanders Cigarette Silk Original WW1 era cigarette silk in good condition, circa 7 by 5cm.
Gordon Highlanders Officer's Collar Badge - left facing Attractive collar badge in the form a Sphinx over the tablet containing "Egypt" as worn by officer's of the Regiment from 1934. Two original lugs to reverse. According to Churchill these were also polished down to the gilding metal for wear on the Khaki drill. No 1716 refers. This is a lighter colour rather than dark bronze so maybe this has been lightened for wear as such. Good condition with sharp detail.
Gordon Highlanders Officers large pattern brass button ( 75th & 92nd Foot) Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London W, good detail with only very slight polishing to the highlights, and strong fixed shank.
Gordon Higlanders Facing Pair of White Metal Collar Badges A scarce pair of facing collar badges with two dark toned original lugs to the reverse of each. Not an exact match, but good enough. Came together. These are of exceptional quality with sharp detail. Churhill Nos 1705 and 1706 refer. A165
Gordon Higlanders Seaforth Highlanders Matched Pair of Tartan Woven Battalion Stripes Some fraying to edges, heavy duty tartan cloth with the yellow central strip indicating the Gordons. Traces of white bluetack to one side, otherwise in good condition and scarce. Of Scottish interest. Comm GrH
Gordons, Gordon Highlanders Brass Shoulder Title, post 1922 Brass with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Top end of S slightly bent. Could do with a light clean. Westlake 1376 refers. A43.2
GR VI Royal Engineers Cap Badge This badge shows service wear and the top crown is slightly bent in the slider is also bent slightly However it retains its sharp detail. Sold to Mr Gibson
Great Matched Pair of Irish Silver Bullion on Black Cloth Corporal's Stripes Chevrons A tremendous pair, I presume for an Irish regiment but happy to be corrected. Circa 14cm wide and 6cm deep. No mothing. Slight tarnishing to bullion but generally 9 out of 10 for condition. Scarce. Com FB
Green Felt Shamrock Backing Cloth worn by an Irish Regiment Circa 7cm wide and 6,5cm tall, holed to take the lugs of an east-west badge. I suspect the Inniskilling Fusiliers Piper's badge. Old hessian backng. Gap between the two holes is just under 5cm. Good condition with the exception of the two deliberate holes, no moth, but has some age to it.
Green Howards ( Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment ) Silver Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Slider marked London Badge & Button Company- slight service wear evident to slider but otherwise very good condition. This pattern worn from 1990.
Green Howards ( Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment ) White Metal Collar Badge White metal collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.5cm tall. In good condition. Churchill No 561 refers.
Green Howards - The Yorkshire Regiment Brass Full Dress Belt Buckle with Anodised silver Central Device Some tarnish and minor spotting to brass plate and slightly wrippled through service wear but generally in good condition. Anodised badge on two square lugs (north-south) held in place by a cotter pin, badge in very good and unscrubbed condition. Complete with female belt link. Badge device is 3.8cm tall and brass plate, without loops, is circa 7.3cm by 6.6cm. Coll
Green Howards collar badges Scarce matched pair of collars to the Green Howards, great condition, single lug as manufactured.
Grenadier Grenade Brass Cap Badge Long slider ( clipped) - 16 flames Unusual16 flames pattern with slider with original and long slider which has been clipped / squared off towards its end. In good condition. A180.4
Grenadier Guards Brass Shoulder Title Set with orginal backg plate A really good condition three piece shoulder title with original backing plate, as worn on he shoulder of undress uniform 1920 to 1952 ( king's crown ). In very good condition with only minor spotting to the back plate. The badge was the same version as worn on the puggaree ( pagri ). Westlake 709 and 710 refers
Grenadier Guards Sergeants Brass Cap Badge - QC Queens Crown EII Post 1952 pattern as worn by full sergeants and musicians, royal cypher on gilding metal brass grenade. Two lugs (east-west). Sharp detail.
Grenadier Guards White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title In good condtion. Has some age to it. Davis No 256 Comm GrH
GREYS Royal Scots Greys Other Rank's Brass Shoulder Title (small pattern) Two original six sided hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Slight rippling to the metal, especially on the "G" otherwise bright finish and in good condition. Circa 4.1cm wide and 1cm tall. This smaller pattern was introduced in 1950, becoming gold anodised in 1960. Quite short-lived. Westlake No 81 refers.
GREYS Royal Scots Greys Other Rank's Brass Shoulder Title (small pattern) Two orginal loops to the reverse in good condition. Circa 4.1cm wide and 1cm tall. This smaller pattern was introduced in 1950, becoming gold anodised in 1960. Quite short-lived. Westlake No 81 refers.
GTR Gurkha Transport Regiment Matched Pair of Blackened Anodised Aluminum Shoulder Titles blackened anodised aluminum with two original lugs to the reverse of each. In very good condition. A153.7
Guards Armoured Division Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Badge Woven cloth combination formation sign in very good condition as worn by the Guards Armoured Division, the 'all seeing eye'. A177.4
GUERNSEY brass Guernsey Militia Channel Islands shoulder title Guernsey ( Channel Islands ) Militia brass shoulder title, but could equally be worn with separate RE, RA or bugle badge, or just as Guernsey on its own. Some wear and tarnish but otherwise in very good condition.
Gulf War Iraqi Tank Corps Collar Badge, facing left Small brass die struck badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm wide and 1.4cm tall. From the Saddam period.
Gulf War Vintage 32nd Field Hospital, RAMC Embroidered, in good condition, circa 58mm tall. Some very minor wear to edges.
Gurkha Army Service Corps blackened metal shoulder title circa 1958-65 GURKHA / ASC blackened metal shoulder title circa 1958-65. A good example on flat hexagonal loops. Some wear to finish and lugs but otherwise in good condition and scarce. Formed 1st July 1958 in Singapore; redesignated Gurkha Transport Regiment November 1965.
Gurkha Crossed Rifles Cloth Proficiency Badge As worn by Tactics & Weapon Training Instructors and Rifle Marksmen, fitted with four press studs. This pattern was worn by 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkhas. In very good condition.
GV Royal Marine Artillery ( RMA ) Band Stunning Silver Plated and Fire Gilt Cap Badge, 1912 - 1923 A simply stunning and scarce silver-plated and gilt cap badge for the Royal Marine Artillery Band with two original lug fastenings (east and west). Reverse embossed F&S (Firmin & Sons, bottom left of reverse of laurel wreath). With George V cypher mounted on the ball. Worn 1912 to 1923. K&K Vol 1 No 1113 refers. A24.2
GV Territorial Force Efficiency Medal Sjt J Nodding, 6th Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) A good original example with impressed naming to "480 SJT:J.G. NODDING. 6/ DURHAM L.I." Light contact marks on the obverse, two small edge rubs. Unresearched.
HAC Honourable Artillery Company Gilt Ball Button Fixed shank, blank reverse. Gilt bright and in very good condition. Comm FB
HAC Honourable Artillery Company Silver AA Aluminium Anodised Cap Badge Anodised silver coloured cap badge with original slider and stamped Firmin London. In very good condition. A185.5
Hallamshire Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title ( 4th Battalion (Territorials) York & Lancaster Regiment) White on red embroidered shoulder title, bluetack marks to hessian reverse. A bit grubby, removed from uniform. Relatively scarce. Comm GrH
Hallmarked Silver Cigarette Case - Northumberland Fusiliers Attractively engraved, "J.McD" in top corner, 1st Battalion 5th Fusiliers and has a scroll listing the Northumberland Fusiliers battle honours up to and including the WW1. The reverse is engraved "Cologne Germany1923". Clasp still functional and closes tight with original retaining straps to the inside. Gilt finish to inside with hallmarks for Birmingham date letter b for 1901, so made much earlier than the engraving. Dings and bashes, commensurate with a well loved item, but could still be used today if you were so minded.
Hallmarked Silver Officer's Regular Army Reserve Mufti Buttonhole Darked toned, King's Crown pattern, with silver hallmarks finishing in letter "O". In very good condition.
Hallmarked Silver Officer's Regular Army Reserve Mufti Buttonhole King's Crown pattern, with silver hallmarks finishing in letter "D". Made by JR Gaunt & Sons. In very good condition. Com FB
Hallmarked Silver Target Shooting Competition Winner Spoon - Royal Army Pay Corps named to R.A. Stewart An attractive hallmarked spoon with the emblem of crossed rifles mounted on the spoon below a king's tudor crown. The bowl is neatly engraved in upright capitals as follows: "R.A.P.C. EGYPT - FEB 1934 - R.A. STEWART " In good condition with slight tarnishing. Hallmark is for Birmingham letter "H" (1932). Maker's intials "W.J.D."
Hammer & Pincers Armourer / Smith 's Trade proficiency Brass Arm Badge Die struck armourer's brass arm badge, with two original lugs to the reverse. Some service wear but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4.3cm wide and 3.8cm tall. Edwards & Langley 2A refers. A164.2
Hammer and Pincers Crossed, British army bronze trade proficiency arm badge In Bronze, with two original lugs, shaped for wear on the arm. Some service wear, but good early patina,
Hampshire Cyclist Battalion Brass Shoulder Title on backing plate A scarce 9th Cyclist Hants Battalion (Territorial Force) Shoulder Title with three original lugs and on its original brass backing-plate, with some signs of service wear. Worn from 1911 until disbanded in 1920. HQ in Southampton, they saw First World War service in India and Russia.
Hampshire Regiment Bi-metal Cap Badge - Victorian / Edwardian issue on lugs A good stiff die struck two part badge with four sweat holes (braising) to reverse. Two original dark toned lugs. One lug looks slightly damaged (perhaps from having been straightened) but still strong and functional. Circa 4.1cm tall. No polishing sharp detail, a lovely badge.
Hampshire Regiment Bi-metal Victorian / Edwardian Cap Badge An attractive early pattern cap die struck two part bi-metal badge with four braising holes and two original lugs (east - west). Slight service wear to high points on tiger, but overall a good stiff badge. Affectionally known as the cat and cabbage cap badge. 42mm across and 40mm tall.
Hampshire Regiment OSD Officer's Collars Good looking pair of large pattern bronzed OSD collar badges to the Hampshire Regiment, both backstamped Firmin London. Two original lugs to each, one lug slightly squashed on each badge, but an attractive pair. Slight variations to reverse, but identical fronts. Circa 4.1cm tall.
Hanover District ( B.A.O.R. )Printed Cloth Formation Sign Circa 5.5cm by 5cm. Removed from uniform but not in the best condition with misshaping and pieces missing from the bottom of shield. White horse of Hanpver on a red shield. Adopted in 1948. Comm FB
Harrow Rifles School Combined Cadet Force ( CCF ) White Metal Cap Badge With two original lugs, with sharp detail. Circa 4.2cm across. K&K Vol 2, No 2572 refers.
Harry Washington - 17th Lancers 1914 Trio, including stunning copy portrait photo Full size original medal group with original full length ribbons, correctly impressed as follows: 1914 Star 2033 Cpl H. Washington. 17/ Lrs BWM & VM both impressed Lieut. H.T. Washington. Medals in good condition (NEF), without bashes, dents scratches or polishing. The VM has a small 2mm stain to the reverse. Some wear to ribbons, especially some fraying to the Victory Medal ribbon). Harry Thomas Washington is confirmed on the MIC ( copy supplied) as entitled to the 1914 trio and as commissioned into the 2nd Battalion the Essex Regiment. Entered France 8th November 1914, first names confirmed as Harry Thomas and his number (as per 1914 star) as 2033. He was a pre war regular cavalryman with the rank of Lance Corporal in the A4 copy of his portrait photo which is signed "Sincerely yours Harry". The copy of the photo is supplied with the permission of Phil Seaton from the British Military Badge Forum ( www.britishbadgeforum.com ) where there is a thread with considerable debate about the size of the collar mottos on this photograph, which show him wearing the pre 1914 cavalry serge frock with shoulder chains and cap lines, which were not re-introduced post WW1. The white regimental facing collar tabs are also an interesting feature. The original card, according to Phil, has the following inscription on the reverse "Uncle Harry Washington 17-21 Lancers" (sic). London Gazettes confirm: His promotion from 2 Lieut to Lieut in the Essex Regiment on 26th August 1918 (LG 7th October p11801), His retirement from the Essex Regiment on 22nd April 1920, and receiving a gratuity (LG 21st April 1920, p4673), and finally that he had reached the age limit for liability to be recalled from the Regular Army Reserve of Officers on the 3rd January 1939 (LG 7 Feb 1939, p865), Copies of the relevant extracts will be supplied. I did find a service record for Valentine Washington, who served only briefly in the KRRC in 1915, but was discharged as unsuitable for further soldiering in very quick order. He does however list as is next of kin his brother Harry Washington (Expeditionary Force) (copy of this also to be supplied). Worthy of further research.
Hat Helmet Display Stand 26cm (Hats and Helmets not included) Display stand height 26cm overall, base size 12.7 x 12.7 cm (with four silicon feet to prevent scratching on the base at each corner). Top disc size 9.3 cm diameter. Brand new. The helmet stand is suitable for a host of different kinds of head gear. Perfect for the military collector made from clear acrylic which gives that floating in mid air effect so as not to detract from the hat you are displaying. The ideal way to show off your collection and perfect for dealer show displays. If you want more than one, or different heights, please email me for details. We will post this item overseas.
Headquarters HQ Middle Land Forces ( 2nd Pattern ) Cloth Formation Sign Large printed formation sign (circa 8cm tall and 7cm wide), with a queen's crown above a yellow lion on a shield of half red and and half black. Morris Part 1,p.4, no.16 refers Comm GrH
Herefordshire Light Infantry Badge - Gaunt London Die struck white metal cap badge with original slider, stamped J.R. Gaunt London. In unissued condition. Post 1947, when the Herefordshire regiment became a light infantry regiment, and part of the Corps of the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ). A87.8
Hertfordshire ( Territorial ) Regiment Bronze Other Rank 's Cap Badge - Smith & Wright Bronze cap badge with original slider and correct pattern of naming for Smith & Wright Ld, Bham. In good condition. A117.1
Hertfordshire ( Territorial ) Regiment Bronze Other Rank 's Cap Badge - wide antlers pattern Brass wide antlers pattern cap badge with original slider. In good condition. B39.10
Highgate School OTC Annual Camp 1911 large original photograph - Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge I have included a normal sized postcard to show the size of this gloss black and white photograph ( circa 19.5cm by 13cm). This is a group of seven public school boys. The date 1911 has been written on the reverse (School OTC units were first formed in 1908). Slight tear in image, but it has not left a hole, and one heavy corner crease. Many schools just wore the cap badge of their affiliated territorial regiments. Highgate school in North London does not have its own pattern cap badge listed in K&K Vol 2. The shoulder titles are unfortunately just too hard to read, but they are oval in shape as you would expect from an OTC shoulder title (Highgate School OTC shoulder title is depicted in Westlake no 1724). The only reason I have concluded Highgate is because "4 Highgate" has been written on the reverse. A smart looking group.
Highland Cyclist Battalion Cap Badge - Large pattern 1908-1920 - maker marked This is the version with Lasesset spelling, large pattern, two original long lugs with maker's tablet, J.R. Gaunt, London. In great condition with crisp detail. (Kipling and King 1864 refers).
Highland Cyclists Greatcoat Brass Shoulder Title - Scarce The 8th (Cyclist) Battalion, Black Watch, was formed in 1908 from the regiment's 5th Volunteer Battalion. The desgination was changed to Highland Cyclist Battalion in 1909. This pattern was the version worn on the greatcoat. Three original lugs and in good condition.
Highland Cyclists Greatcoat Brass Shoulder Title - Scarce The 8th (Cyclist) Battalion, Black Watch, was formed in 1908 from the regiment's 5th Volunteer Battalion. The desgination was changed to Highland Cyclist Battalion in 1909. This pattern was the version worn on the greatcoat. Three original hexagonal lugs and in good condition. Circa 3.4cm tall and 4.6cm wide. A3.1
Highland Light Infantry ( HLI ) Large Brass Cast Band Pouch Badge An attractive large brass bandsman's pouch case badge, with three original lugs to the reverse. Only one tusk on display, but this is the design. Battle honour Assaye as won by 71st Foot. Circa 5.2 cm tall and 6.5cm wide. Of Scottish interest. A76.3
Highland Light Infantry (HLI) Large Officers Button ( 71st & 74th Foot) Wm Anderson & Sons of Edinburgh, an unusal maker, Good condition with strong fixed shank. Post 1902. Ripley No 288 refers.
Historical Bronze Old Penny sized Medallion commemorating the Gigantic Wheel at Earls Court London in 1897 I have lightened the photos on this dark toned item so you can see the detail. Forerunner of the London Eye. This gigantic wheel was 284 feet in diameter and weighed 900 tons. it had 40 cars each capable of carrying 30 people and one could see Windsor castle from the top. All of this detail is on the reverse. Milled rim. Generally good condition.
HKSRA Hong Kong Singapore - Royal Artillery Brass Shoulder Title Straight pattern, Circa 5.5cm wide and 1.2cm tall. Two hexagonal lugs to reverse. Good condition. Worn 1924 - 1947. Also worn on pagri behind a cloth red/blue diamond, Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 948 refers.
HKVDC Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps Brass Shoulder Title Adopted in 1920, brass shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 5.5cm wide and 1.2cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 868 refers. Scarce A27
HMS Cleopatra Royal Navy Ratings Cap and Tally Probably post war issue with original cap tally (tied in the usual nightmare tiddly bow) to "HMS Cleopatra". Lining in very good condition, cap has good shape and is stiff, with some minor marks, could do with a light clean to look almost as good as new. With original cloth chin strap.
HMS Ganges Training Depot Brass and Enamel Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge Finely detailed and dark toned but in very good condition with no damage to enamel, with original and fully functional pin and c clasp. Looks circa WW1 in design, and circa 3.5cm tall. HMS Ganges was a training ship and later stone frigate of the Royal Navy. She was established as a boys' training establishment in 1865, and was based aboard a number of hulks before moving ashore. She was based alternately in Falmouth, Harwich (from 1899) and Shotley (from 1905). She remained in service at RNTE Shotley until October 1976.
HMS Good Hope - Raphael Tuck Oilette Art Postcard, sunk at Battle of Coronel November 1914 Commissioned in 1902, HMS Good Hope was a first class armoured cruiser. Some edge wear, minor corner creasing to two corners and some staining to the reverse. When war was declared in August 1914, Good Hope was ordered to reinforce the 4th Cruiser Squadron and became the flagship of Rear Admiral Christopher Cradock. Cradock moved the available ships of his squadron later that month to the coast of South America to search for German commerce raiders. He was then ordered further south to the Strait of Magellan to block any attempt of the German East Asia Squadron to penetrate into the South Atlantic. He found the German squadron on 1 November off the coast of Chile. The German squadron outnumbered Cradock's force and were individually more powerful; they sank Cradock's two armoured cruisers in the Battle of Coronel. Good Hope was lost with all hands - a total of 919 officers and enlisted men. Four of the midshipmen aboard the ship were the first casualties of the newly formed Royal Canadian Navy.
HMS Hogue ( Hague on card) Postally Used Postcard 1904 One of the four stackers sunk by German submarine U9 in the early days of the First World War. Wear to card consistent with postal use and message on reverse. HMS Hogue was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy in 1900. Upon completion she was assigned to the Channel Fleet and the China Station. In 1906 she became a training ship for the North America and West Indies Station before being placed in reserve in 1908. Recommissioned at the start of World War I, she played a minor role in the Battle of Heligoland Bight a few weeks after the beginning of the war. Hogue was sunk by the German submarine U-9, together with two of her sister ships, on 22 September 1914. Unlike her sisters, Aboukir and Cressy, only 48 of her crew were killed in the attack.
HMS KITE - Magnificent Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Officer's Mess Menu Holders Mounted on Blocks of Ebony A scarce and magnificent pair of sterling silver Royal Navy Menu holders to HMS Kite hallmarked Birmingham 1901. HMS Kite was a twin-screwed iron gunboat built in the 1870s of the "Ant" Class which were known as "Flat-Irons". These vessels were very steady gun-platforms and were attached to Naval Gunnery Schools. Remained in RN service until the early 1920s. I will provide the purchaser with an email photograph of this vessel (or you can consult "The Royal Navy in Old Photographs" by William Pym Trotter (1975) (item 79)). Each holder is circa 10cm in length and 7cm tall. Some tarnishing to the silver, which will polish-up, and both neatly engraved "Carins Portsmouth". Both carry the maker's mark "G.U." (George Unite) with hallmarks for Birmingham and letter b (1901). Each mounted on blocks of attractively polished black ebony wood which is also in very good, undamaged condition. Would look great on this year's Xmas table! More photos available on request. Coll.
HMS Lancaster Type 23 Frigate Commissioning Book and The Ceremony and Order of Service, with crew list Two items relating to the commissioning of HMS Lancaster at Devonport in May 1992. Built by Yarrow Shipbuilders. If memory serves me HMS Norfolk as the first in class. Complete with Order of Service Booklet. In good condition with crew lists.
HMS Norfolk Type 23 Frigate Paper Booklet 6 pages of detailed information with black and white photos of this first of class frigate circa 1990s. A5 size and in good used condition.
HMSO WW2 Publication - RAF Coastal Command Book The official air ministry account of the part played by RAF Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas, 1939 - 1942, printed by HMSO/ Card covers and 143 pages. Minor wear, but in good clean and tight condition.
Home Counties Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Badge A few stains, removed from uniform. Circa 5.5cm by 4.3cm. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
Home Front - Instructor Civil Defence Lapel Badge, 1953 - 1968 A good original post 1953 Civil Defence Instructor's white metal badge with blue enamel, bearing a Queen's Crown. Very good condition, original horseshoe fitting, no damage to the enamel, Circa 3.3cm tall. A51.1
Home Front - WVS Civil Defence Women's Voluntary Service Civil Defence Pin Badge, 1953 - 1966 A scarce post 1952 WVS Civil Defence chromium plate and enamel badge bearing a Queen's Crown, the reverse with maker's details "Marples & Beasley, Birmingham". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, an excellent example. Please excuse the flash, the badge is very shiney. The WVS became the Women's Royal Voluntary Services in 1966. Circa 2.9cm tall. Coll.
Home Front - Industrial Civil Defence Service ( I.C.D.S. ) Volunteer Badge, 1953 - 1968 An original post 1952 'Industrial Civil Defence Service' gilt and enamel lapel badge, Queen Elizabeth Crowned circlet 'ICDS' on blue enamel ground, enclosing the 'Royal Lion of England' central device.Very good condition, original horsehoe, no damage to the enamel. Disbanded in 1968. Circa 2.6cm tall. Coll.
Home Front - Scottish Red Cross War Worker Pin Badge Brooch Brass and enamel, brooch type badge for a war worker of the Scottish Branch of the Red Cross Society. The style of badge suggests use by a female worker. In good overall condition with slight grazing to white enamel but complete. Maker's details embossed on the reverse, Alex Scott Ltd, Glasgow.
Home Front Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield ROF Lapel Pin Badge Gilt Brass lapel badge with original brooch pin fitting, and individual registration number and makers details for T.L.M. Ltd. to the reverse (Millers). Worn by workers at the factory to show they were doing essential war-work, and for identification as an additional security measure. Circa 3cm. Gilt in excellent condition and bright. Jon Mills ( Doing Their Bit ) No E2 refers.
Home Guard Old Comrades Association Silver Plated Spoon - believed to be 42 (County of London) Battalion Home Guard OCA silver plated (EPNS marked) spoon a bit tarnished in need of a polish. Enamel in good condition. Believed to be part of the South-West Sub-District, London Passenger Transport Board ( LPTB ) Home Guard, which was comprised of the following units: No.1 Battalion 41st County of London (Ilford), No.2 Battalion 42nd County of London (East Sheen), No.3 Battalion 43rd County of London (Chiswick), No.4 Battalion 44th County of London (Camberwell), No.5 Battalion 45th County of London (Isleworth), No.6 Battalion 46th County of London (Finchley), No.7 Battalion 60th County of London (Willesden).
Home Guard Old Comrades Association Silver Spoon - 42 (County of London) Battalion Home Guard OCA silver plated (EPNS marked). Enamel in good condition. Queen's crown therefore post 1953 period. Part of the South-West Sub-District, London Passenger Transport Board (LPTB) Home Guard, which was comprised of the following units: No.1 Battalion 41st County of London (Ilford), No.2 Battalion 42nd County of London (East Sheen), No.3 Battalion 43rd County of London (Chiswick), No.4 Battalion 44th County of London (Camberwell), No.5 Battalion 45th County of London (Isleworth), No.6 Battalion 46th County of London (Finchley), No.7 Battalion 60th County of London (Willesden).
Hong Kong Regiment Officer's Cap Badge, circa 1946 - 1970 A small gilt beret badge to the Hong Kong Regiment with two original loops to the reverse. Maker marked Firmin, London. Gilt in excellent condition. Renfrew, Renfrew and Cranston No 865 refers.
Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps original Officers Silvered Mess Dress Badge, King's Crown Scarce small pattern die cast silver (unmarked) Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps original Officer's Silvered Mess Dress Badge, with original slider. Circa 3.1cm tall and 3cm wide. In excellent condition with sharp detail. Worn 1946 - 1952 only with King's Crown. Very scarce. A6.4 Renfrew et al, Vol 1 no 888 refers.
Honorable Artillery Company ( HAC ) Officer's Victorian Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ), 1855 - 1901 A very fine and scarce silver and gilt example, following the pattern worn by the Grenadier Guards, the circlet inscribed “ Honorable Artillery Company ”; mounted on the seeded gilt centre, a silver flaming grenade, the ball of the grenade bearing gilt Crowned VR Cypher, reversed and interlaced. Universal pattern rococo ends. No benchmarks. A little wear gilt highpoints and silver dark toned otherwise excellent condition.
Honorable Artillery Company ( HAC ) Officers Bullion Forage / Beret Cap Badge A good private purchase silver and gold wire embroidered H.A.C. Arms on black felt backing. In unissued condition. A82.7
Honourable Artillery Company ( HAC ) brass metal shoulder titles, matched pair Circa 1950s issue, smaller than their WW1 counterparts. Original lugs with minor signs of service wear, but generally very good condition.
Honourable Artillery Company ( HAC ) Trench Art Paperweight / Mess table decoration An unusual but attractive paper weight / table top decoration which has been constructed using a turned brass base and two white metal plated HAC cap badges mounted back to back. Quite heavy although small at circa 9.5cm tall. Minor wear to plate on one side on the highpoints of the flames, otherwise in very good condition.
Horse Guards Hard back book in very good condition, well illustrated mainly with black & white illustrations. Second hand as previous owner's name in ink on the inside cover, dust jacket in good condition but with one small ding in the back board and cover which does not detract RRP £30.
HOUNDSKULL BASCINET WITH AVENTAIL AND ENGRAVED BRASS TRIM CUSTOMISED BY AVANT ARMOURIES A beautifully pesented houndskull, has great influences in its design from the Lyle Bascinet of the Royal Armouries https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M__aRm1tVAk/S2cDyITQVBI/AAAAAAAAAZE/lXxeC1Exu1M/s477/000feh12.jpeg The helm and visor are welded in two halves and the visor is welded and has a thickness of 1.7 mm in both the visor and skull, keeping the cost low, but strength and design aesthetics are still amazing. The skull has a sharp medial ridge that bleeds out to nothing at the front of the skull and on the other side at the back of the skull halfway down. The ridge is ground sharp and straight and follows the ridge present on the beak of the visor that breaks out under the sights. The skull has all the holes pierced into it so its new owner can sew in a liner if they wish otherwise these holes are hidden by the aventail attached to its dyed red leather banding laced through cast brass vervelles of true form. The visor is attached on a hinge pin system riveted through a conical rivet of a large size in keeping with military fashion of the time. Most surviving bascinets allow the visor to be fully removed via using a hinge and pin. The pins are kept safe by attached chains secured to the visor itself. Surrounding the visor is brass engraved by hand in what is referred to as wiggle work creating a line of a zig zagging pattern which is visible from a close distance. Under the visor is a similar band of brass with wiggle work which is also patterned with some punch work known as stippling to create a geometric pattern. The visor is well secured and articulates in the correct place allowing the visor to stay in its up position without assistance although this will loosen over time as with any constantly moving metal on metal part and may need a gentle tap to tighten this up again. The aventail finishing this helm is of a 4 in 1 European weave with maille rings that have an interior diameter of 9 mm and 1.8 mm width. The rings are flattened and closed with a round rivet. The aventail was fashioned to fit this helmet from a coif purchased from Get Dressed For Battle, a reputable company for supplying good quality maille. The helmet would fit a head circumference of 53 - 58 depending on how you would wish to pad and line it. Please note a liner is not included. Suitable for wear at historical events or display as part of a collection of armour.
Household Cavalry NCOs Padded Crown Arm Badge - No 1 Dress The St Edward's crown (the type on sale here) was worn circa 1956 onwards by NCOs of the Life Guards and Horse Guards, and later the Blues and Royals, on No 1 full dress on the right arm above the chevrons. Circa 3cm by 3cm. In very good condition. Linklater and Dine - Colour Plate A refers. Comm FB Sold to Phil
Household Division - Pair of Irish Guards NCOs Mess Silver Thread Bullion Facing Collar Badges In excellent condition, facing pair. In unissued condition. A87.6
Household Division Full Set of 7 Regimental Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles Seven emobroidered shoulder titles in good condition ( The Grenadier Guards has some glue traces and paper to the reverse), covering all Household Cavalry and all five guard regiments. Would prefer not to split. Comprises: Royal Horse Guards , Life Guards , Grenadier , Coldstream , Scots , Irish and Welsh Guards. Nice lot. Coll.
Hull City Museums Catalogue of British War Medals Specialist Book Written by John Rumsby (who had prior to his role at Hull been the curator of the DLI museum), 36pp, 26cm by 20cm. Mainly of interest to East Yorkshire Regiment and Royal Naval Reserve ( RNR ) collectors, but most regiments represented. Some wear and creases to front cover but otherwise in clean tight condition with no pen marks.
Hussar ( Light Dragoon ) Cavalry Officer's Silver Pricker Plate An attractively engraved unmarked silver cavalry pricker plate, as worn by officers of British Army Hussar Regiments, with two original screw posts to the reverse. Circa 8.2cm tall and 5.4cm wide at widest point. In excellent condition with only minor tarnishing. The Hussars ( Light Dragoons) had the feature of a boss, chains, prickers and pricker plate on the pouch belt. In the days of flintlock pistols the prickers were used for clearing blockages. With the advent of the revolver, they remained on the pouch belt, but purely as decoration.
Hussar ( Light Dragoon) Cavalry Officer's Silver Pricker Plate An attractively engraved unmarked silver cavalry pricker plate, as worn by officers of British Army Hussar Regiments, with two original retaining nuts and screw posts to the reverse. Circa 8.3cm tall and 5.4cm wide at widest point. In excellent condition with only minor tarnishing. The Hussars ( Light Dragoons) had the feature of a boss, chains, prickers and pricker plate on the pouch belt. In the days of flintlock pistols the prickers were used for clearing blockages. With the advent of the revolver, they remained on the pouch belt, but purely as decoration.
I DID NOT SCAB - 1984-85 Miners' Strike Vintage Tinnie An emotive item, suggesting even after the strike was broken, those who did not cross the picket line were not broken in themselves. Not seen this one before. It is an original item from the 1980s. Comm FB
Ike Amercian General Eisenhower reviews a smart looking British army regular battalion Top brass (RAF ) accompany American General Dwight D. ( Ike ) Eisenhower as he inspects a fine looking body of troops. Not sure which regiment. Post WW2 photo / postcard with blank reverse. In very good condition. Pre 1953. Later the 34th President of the USA.
Imperial Yeomanry Cadets Collar Badge (worn by the City of London Rough Riders) A die cast collar badge with crossed lances and shield of City of London below a king's crown, pre 1908. No damage to lances or pennants. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall. scarce. A50.1
Imperial Yeomanry Cadets Matched Pair of Collar Badges (worn by the City of London Roughriders ) Worn by cadets of the the City of London Imperial Yeomanry ( Roughriders ). A very scarce matched pair of collar badges, die cast with crossed lances and shield of City of London below a king's crown, pre 1908. No damage to lances or pennants, although slight wobble in one of them. Two original lugs to the reverse of each. Circa 3.3cm tall. Very scarce. A13.1
Indian & Burma Army - Rangoon Volunteer Rifle Corps (Burma) Officer's Silver plated pagri badge Circa 4.7cm tall and 3.7cm wide, a silver plated (unmarked) die struck (British made) wheat sheaf badge with two original small silvered lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. The Rangoon Volunteer Rifle Corps were formed on 9th August 1878. Cox No 2674 refers. A6.3
Indian Army - 110th Mahrattas Light Infantry Officers Mess Dress Button, pre 1902 - 1922 Two part construction silver plated device mounted on flat gilt brass button, with fixed shank. Blank reverse. Circa 16mm in diameter. Slightly tarnished otherwise good condition. In World War I the regiment was attached to the 6th (Poona) Division in the Mesopotamian campaign. After a string of earlier successes, the 6th Division was delivered a setback at the Battle of Ctesiphon and forced to withdrew back to Kut. The Siege of Kut began and after a lengthy siege surrendered in April 1916. After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. In 1922, the 110th Mahratta Light Infantry became the 3rd Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. If more than one is required please email me.
Indian Army - 114th Mahrattas Regiment Officer's Embroidered Pagri Badge Cloth A fine scarce toned example. Black rectangle with yellow embroidered thread. Circa 5cm by 8cm. Some minor thread holes from sewing but not mothed. Scarce pre 1922 item. The 114th Mahrattas were an infantry regiment of the British Indian Army. The regiment traces their origins to 1800, when they were raised as the 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry. During World War I they were attached to the 17th Indian Division for the Mesopotamia Campaign. They took part in the Action at Fat-ha Gorge on the Little Zab and the Battle of Sharqat, in October 1918. After World War I the Indian government reformed the army moving from single battalion regiments to multi battalion regiments. In 1922, the 114th Mahrattas became the 10th (Training) Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. After independence they were one of the regiments allocated to the Indian Army.
Indian Army - King Edward's Own 102nd Indian Grenadiers Regiment Pair of Bi Metal Shoulder Title Badges, pre 1922 A pair of bi-metal shoulder titles with three original lugs to the reverse of each. Same die pattern but uneven wear and and slight colour variance. B7.5
Indian Army - WW1 28th Punjabis Brass Shoulder Title Brass with two original small integral tombstone loops to the reverse. In very good condition. The 28th Punjabis were an infantry regiment in the British Indian Army. It was raised in 1857, as the 20th Regiment of Punjab Infantry. It was designated as the 28th Punjabis in 1903 and became 4th Battalion 15th Punjab Regiment in 1922. In 1947, it was allocated to the Pakistan Army, where it continues to exist as 12th Battalion The Punjab Regiment. B7.4
Indian Army - WW1 90th Punjabis Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with three tombstone style loops to the reverse. The 90th Punjabis were formed in 1903 and became 2nd Battalion 8th Punjab Regiment in 1922. In 1947, it was allocated to Pakistan Army, where it continues to exist as 2nd Battalion of The Baloch Regiment.
Indian Army Auxiliary Forces - Lucknow Volunteer Rifles Bronze Cap Badge A good bronzed die struck cap badge, most likely English made, with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm tall. The residency at Lucknow depicted post the gallant defence undertaken during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. A badge that tells its own story! In good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. Formed as the Oudh Volunteer Rifle Corps on 10 August 1865. Reorganised as the Lucknow Volunteer Rifle Corps on 10 January 1872. Became the Oudh Volunteer Rifle Corps on 6 June 1884 and again the Lucknow Volunteer Rifles on 24 July 1903. Reconstituted as 5th (Lucknow) Group Garrison Artillery on 1st April 1917; became VI (Lucknow) Field Brigade on 1st October1920 and in 1933 finally designated as No 13 (Lucknow) Field Battery. A190.10
Indian Army ( AFI ) - Kolar Gold Field Battalion Embroidered Pagri Badge Kolar Gold Field Battalion (Auxiliary Force India ) cloth pagri badge Golden yellow embroidered on black. Circa 6.6cm tall and 5.5cm wide. No moth or damage. Very scarce. The Kolar Gold Fields are believed to be the second deepest gold mines in the world. Situated at a distance of approximately 120km from Bangalore. The Auxiliary Force (India) (AFI) was a part-time, paid volunteer organisation within the Indian Army in British India. Its units were entirely made up of European and Anglo-Indian personnel. The AFI was created by the Auxiliary Force Act 1920 to replace the unpopular British section of the Indian Defence Force, which had recruited by conscription. By contrast, the AFI was an all-volunteer force modelled after the British Territorial Army. Unit history: 1903 formed as the Kolar Gold Fields Rifle Volunteers on 23rd January from a detachment of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers 1917 became 43rd Kolar Gold Fields Battalion on 1st April 1920 redesignated on 1st October as the Kolar Gold Field Battalion (Infantry). A81.26
Indian Army ( Auxiliary Force ) Chota Nagpur Regiment Officer's Silver Plated Medium Sized Button A silver plated officer's button, circa 20mm in diameter, with fixed shank and back marked JR Gaunt & Son, London. Fixed shank. Great condition.
Indian Army ( Madras ) - Southern Province Mounted Rifles ( S.P.M.R. ) Medium Pattern White Metal Button Circa 19.5mm in diameter, with fixed shank and back-marked J.H. Johnson & Co, Aligarh U.P. In good condition. SPMR below a bugle. Pre 1947.
Indian Army - 11th Prince Albert Victors Own Cavalry ( Frontier Force ) Cast Brass Cap Badge, post 1922 A small made brass cast cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall. Good condition. The 11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) was a regular cavalry regiment of the old British Indian Army. It was formed in 1921 by the amalgamation of the 21st Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) and the 23rd Cavalry. Th 11th Cavalry (Frontier Force) is now an armoured regiment of the Pakistan Army. A80.4 ndian / Pakistan interest - 11th Prince Albert Victors Own Cavalry ( Frontier Force ) Cast Brass Cap Badge, 1922 - 1956 A small made brass cast cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall. Good condition. The 11th Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) was a regular cavalry regiment of the old British Indian Army. It was formed in 1921 by the amalgamation of the 21st Prince Albert Victor’s Own Cavalry (Frontier Force) and the 23rd Cavalry. A80.4
Indian Army - 13th Duke of Connaught 's Own Lancers Bi Metal Cap Badge, pre 1947 A quality two part construction quality bi-metal cap badge with four original small lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.2 cm tall. No damage to lance pennants or points. Some minor service wear to gilt finish. The regiment was formed in 1923 as 13th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers by the amalgamation of 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers and 32nd Lancers. On Partition of India in 1947, the regiment was allotted to Pakistan. A185.9
Indian Army - 13th Frontier Force Rifles Officer's Silver Marked Pagri Badge - Barton Small and attractive die cast Silver stamped cap badge for wear on the pagri band of the tropical sun helmet, with maker's name "Barton" to the reverse. Strong orginal pin fitting with safety c clasp fitting. Good condition with no damage. Worn 1922 - 1945. Circa 3.3cm tall. In the 1922 reorganisation of the British Indian Army the 13th Frontier Force Rifles was formed from the amalgamation of five regular battalions of Punjab infantry. In 1945 the regiment was renamed The Frontier Force Rifles when all the regiments of the British Indian Army dropped their prenominal numbers (in this case the number 13). On independence and the partition of India the regiment was allocated to Pakistan. In 1956, The Frontier Force Rifles, The Pathan Regiment and the Frontier Force Regiment were amalgamated to form the Frontier Force Regiment.
Indian Army - 14th Punjab Regiment Officer 's Hallmarked Silver FS Cap / Collar Badge - Gaunt London A high quality British made small hallmarked silver ( Date letter ' Z ' for Birmingham 1924 ) Field Service cap / collar badge to the 14th Punjab Regiment with two original silver loops to the reverse and maker marked JRG&S ( JR Gaunt & Sons ). In very good condition with sharp detail (one small solder drip to reverse which partly covers the other makers details JR Gaunt London. Circa 2.8cm tall. The 14th Punjab Regiment was formed in 1922 by amalgamation of the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th Punjabis, and the 40th Pathans. During the Second World War, the 14th Punjab Regiment raised nine new battalions. Most of them were engaged in the bitter fighting against the Japanese in the Far East. The regiment had the misfortune of having four of its battalions being captured by the Japanese at Singapore and Hong Kong. On independence in 1947, the 14th Punjab Regiment was allotted to Pakistan Army. A167.4
Indian Army - 1st Madras Pioneers Crossed Axes Cast Brass Collar Badge In good condition, very slight marks from service wear, with two integral tombstone lugs to the reverse. Small at circa 2.2cm tall and 2.7cm wide. Disbanded 1933. A80.5
Indian Army - 1st Punjab Regiment bi-metal Cap Badge This cap badge is of two part construction and of UK manufacture, die struck gilding metal star and crown with a white metal central mounted device, with two original loops to reverse (east - west). Circa 4.4cm tall. It is unpolished and in very good condition. The 1st Punjab Regiment was a regiment of the British Indian Army from 1922 to 1947. It was transferred to the Pakistan Army on the Partition of India in 1947.
Indian Army - 1st Punjab Regiment post 1922 Officers cap badge - Gaunt, late Jennens Gilt dragon resting on silver scroll inscribed “ 1st Punjab Regiment ” with additional “ China ” scroll beneath the dragon’s chest. " JR Gaunt, London, late Jennens " (which dates its manufacture between 1924 - 1926), stamped to reverse. British made. Two original loops to the reverse. In stunning condition with the very odd and minor blemish to gilt finish, silver scroll dark toned, no damage. Circa 4.6cm wide and 3.1cm tall. Simply magnificent. A81.20
Indian Army - 24th Regiment of Madras Native Infantry Officer's Victorian Medium Pattern Button Circa 18mm in diameter, fixed shank with makers details "Hobsons & Son, 3 & 5 Lexington St" (London). Dark toned, gilt now absent. Battle honours confirm for this regiment, Seringapatam, Assaye and Bourbon. Scarce. Coll.
Indian Army - 28th Punjabis cloth bullion Officer ’s field service cap badge Indian Army - 28th Punjabis cloth bullion Officer’s field service cap badge. A scarce example comprising a crowned quoit interlinked with a crescent. Circa 5.2cm tall and 3.4cm wide. Silver bullion tarnished. Crown appears to be flat topped Victorian, either way an early badge and scarce. A81.15
Indian Army - 41st Eastern Bengal Company Brass Cap Badge Scarce brass cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 5.2cm wide. In good condition with sharp detail. A crocodile upon a voided tablet "E.B.Co." This was worn after 1917 when the Eastern Bengal Volunteer Rifles was re-designated 41st Eastern Bengal Company. A190.15 On hold for MS
Indian Army - 4th Bombay Grenadiers Bi - metal Pagri Grenade Cap Badge Large cast brass grenade with applied white metal (probably silver) horse with original long pin fixings to rear. Theatre made for wear on sun helmet. Some polishing to detail on front but it has a lovely patina. 5,5cm tall with flattish flames.
Indian Army - 5th Mahratta Light Infantry Officers Mess Dress Button, 1922 - 1947 Two part construction silver plated device mounted on flat gilt brass button, with fixed shank. Marker marked to the reverse Gaunt London. Circa 14mm in diameter. Slightly tarnished otherwise good condition. If more than one is required please email me. The regiment fought in World War II and raised 30 battalions. After the war it was allocated to the Indian Army in 1947, being renamed the Maratha Light Infantry.
Indian Army - Assam Regiment Silver plated Officers Cap badge with long slider for pagri wear - maker marked A very attractive badge heavy die cast and has a very good quality to it typical of Indian officer's badges. Long slider maker marked Saharan Bros Ludhiana. Circa 4cm wide and 4cm tall including slider. Great condition.
indian Army - Bangalore Rifle Volunteers Collar Badges - Facing and Matched Pair - From the Gaunt Pattern Archive A facing matched pair of original King 's Crown Collar Badges of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers of India (circa 1902-1947).They are made from white metal and are in good condition with holding lugs undamaged and intact. These are from the Gaunt Pattern Book Archive. Very good condition, sharp detail with original dark lugs.
Indian Army - Bombay Light Horse White Metal Die Struck Cap Badge Most probably of UK manufacture given it is die struck. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.9cm tall. In very good condition. The Bombay Light Horse were part of the cavalry reserve of the British Indian Army, disbanded in 1947. This is the earlier pattern badge, which changed in 1933 to reflect their mechanisation as the Bombay Light Patrol. They were mobilised for the first time since WW1 in 1929 to assist in the suppression of riots in Bombay.
Indian Army - Central India Horse ( 21st King George V's Own Horse ) Officer 's OSD Bronze Cap Badge - Blades British made die-cast crowned crossed lances with CIH cypher to the centre. Two original blades to reverse. I have not attempted to bend these to a better shape given they tend not to like too much manipulation. Excellent colour and condition. The Central India Horse (21st King George V's Own Horse) was a regular cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army. They were formed at the start of the Mutiny of 1857 and served in the Great War and World War II. During World War II they were equipped with Light Tanks and Indian Pattern Carriers, and acted as the divisional reconnaissance regiment for the 4th Indian Division in the Western Desert and beyond.
Indian Army - Early Indian Army Ordnance Corps Officer 's Pagri Cap Badge Silver wash on brass, finely detailed with rear pagri pin. Large badge at 47mm by 45mm. Some evidence of service wear to pin and c clasp but still functional.
Indian Army - Govenor Generals Body Guard ( GGBG ) Cast Cap Badge, pre 1947 An attractive cast cap badge with original slider to reverse. Originally silver washed, mainly now back to the brass but with no damage to lances. Scarce. A80.6 On hold for Mr Graham Wright
Indian Army - Indian Auxiliary Force Medical Corps Cap Badge, circa 1920 - 1937 Die struck gilding metal cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm tall and 3.4cm wide. Scarce. GV cypher.
Indian Army - Indian Engineers Brass Shoulder Title Good condition with two original lugs to reverse. Circa16mm tall.
Indian Army - Kolar Gold Fields (Infantry) Battalion Silver marked Spoon An attractive and scarce Indian Army Auxiliary Forces silver tea soon. Marked Silver, and maker marked. Circa 11.3cm long. Kolar Gold Fields are believed to be the second deepest gold mines in the world. Situated at a distance of approximately 120km from Bangalore. The Auxiliary Force (India) (AFI) was a part-time, paid volunteer organisation within the Indian Army in British India. Its units were entirely made up of European and Anglo-Indian personnel. The AFI was created by the Auxiliary Force Act 1920 to replace the unpopular British section of the Indian Defence Force, which had recruited by conscription. By contrast, the AFI was an all-volunteer force modelled after the British Territorial Army. Unit history: 1903 formed as the Kolar Gold Fields Rifle Volunteers on 23rd January from a detachment of the Bangalore Rifle Volunteers. In 1917 became 43rd Kolar Gold Fields Battalion, on 1st April1920 redesignated on 1st October as the Kolar Gold Field Battalion (Infantry). Their badge was a crossed pickaxe and hammer in circle superscribed "The Kolar Gold Field Bttn", all surmounted by crown and this is reflected in the design of the spoon.
Indian Army - Madras & South Mahratta Rifles Blackened Cast Brass Cap Badge King's crown, pre 1947, with two original lugs to reverse. Some wear to finish on the high points and minor verdigris to reverse. 4.2cm tall.
Indian Army - Queen Victoria 's Own Corps of Guides Small White Metal Cap Badge Badge White metal die struck cap badge with two original long loops to reverse, hence for wear in cap. This is the voided variety. Have seen non voided patterns also. Circa 3.2cm tall. In good condition. Comm FB
Indian Army - Scarce Indian Army Reserve Brass Cap Badge IAR between crossed swords, two long loops (east - west), some red paint marks to front, otherwise in good condition. Comm FB
Indian Army - Scinde ( Sind ) District Woven Cloth Formation Designation Patch Sign - Unusual in Khaki Woven, removed from uniform, signs of service wear and a bit grubby (ship is supposed to be white on a maroon square) and this is more of a khaki colour, but generally good condition. Morris Vol 2 p98 - 99 , no 14 refers, but this is unusual in that it appears to be khaki instead of maroon backing. Comm FB
Indian Army - The IX ( 9th ) JAT Regiment ' Heroes ' Cast White Metal Cap Badge Not the usual pattern for the 9th JATs. Cast white metal with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 5.2cm wide and 4.5cm tall. The IX(9th) JAT Regiment of the Indian Army existed from 1922 to 1947, and consisted of the following units: 1st Royal Battalion (Light Infantry) 2nd Battalion (Mooltan Battalion) 3rd Battalion (from 10th Jats) 4th Battalion (from 18th Infantry) The regiment was allocated to India at the time of partition (1947).
Indian Army - Victorian East India Railway Volunteer Rifle Corps White Metal Collar Badges White metal, very good match from front, but slight differences obvious from rear. Two original lugs per collar, in very good condition for age and scarce. Coll.
Indian Army - XX1 ( 21st ) Punjabis Officer 's Shoulder Title Officers unmarked silvered shoulder title with two long and original silver loops to reverse. In excellent condition. Circa 4.4cm wide. The regiment fought in South Waziristan and the Palestine Campaign in WWI. Became the 10th/14th Punjab Regiment in 1922 in 1947 was allocated to the military forces of Pakistan. B13.7
Indian Army 130th Baluchis Bi-metal Shoulder Title An attractive and scarce bi-metal die cast two piece shoulder title to the 130 Baluchis. With 2 integral lugs to the reverse. Faintly marked on the reverse with maker's details - J H Johnson & Co, Aligarh, U.P. The brass has been given a bronze finish, In good condition.
Indian Army 3rd ( Bombay ) Sappers & Miners officers pagri sun helmet badge A scarce British made die stamped bi-metal example. thin maker's tablet J.R.Gaunt, London to the reverse. No sign of any other fittings other than a pagri pin to the reverse. Small at circa 3cm tall.
Indian Army Chota Nagpur Regiment AFI post 1917 white metal cap badge. Finely cast example. Within a crowned horseshoe scroll inscribed “C.N. Regt.”; a Cobra with its body encircling the ends of the scroll. The cobra appears to be a contrasting colour. With two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall and 3cm wide. Worn circa 1917 - 1947 (Cox No 2722 refers). Formed as Chota Nagpur Mounted Rifles in 1891; became the Chota Nagpur Light Horse in 1910 and finally Chota Nagpur Regiment in 1917.
Indian Army East India Company ( EIC ) Medical Staff Victorian Officers button Circa 16mm in diameter, fire gilt closed back example, fixed shank. Back-marked Treble Stand, S & D. Pre 1858 and very scarce.
Indian Army First Horse ( Skinner's Horse ) Cast two part Collar Badge An Indian cast Skinners Horse two part badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Silver rose to centre of lance pennants. Circa 3.1cm tall. Pre 1947. In very good condition.
Indian Army Madras Pioneers Cast Brass Cap / Collar Badge Two original lugs on reverse (north-south), small at circa 3.2cm tall. Good condition. Scarce. Coll.
Indian Army Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button ( NOT DLI ), pre 1947 Circa 25mm in diameter with fixed shank and no back mark. This is an Indian Army button (pre 1947). Note the tassels, outside the bugle strings. Comm FB.
Indian Army Ordnance Corps Bronze Officer 's Cap and Collar Badge Set Kings crown Indian Army Ordnance Corp Bronze Officer's Bronze cap badge and collar badge set. The cap badge on original rear slider plus a superb pair of matched facing bronze officer's collar badges, with two original lugs to each. Pre 1947.
Indian Army Sikh Regiment Officer 's Collar Badges, pre 1947 A gilt brass pair of collar badges to an officer of the Sikh Regiment, each back-marked JR Gaunt London. With 2 original loops on each, although the backs are not matched, the badges are a great match from the front.
Indian Army WW1 - 9th Bhopal Infantry Officer 's Silver Cap Badge A fine scarce die cast native silver example with two long original silver loops to the reverse. An amazing design. Possible strengthening repair to the reverse at some time, but not obvious from the front, or could just be cast marks from manufacture. Circa 3.3cm tall. 9th Bhopal Infantry were designated as such in 1903. During the First World War, the 9th Bhopal Infantry was dispatched to France in 1914. The regiment suffered heavy losses at the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Givenchy and the Second Ypres. In 1915, they arrived in Mesopotamia, where they were engaged in fierce fighting on the Tigris Front. Sepoy Chatta Singh was awarded the Victoria Cross for exceptional valour at the Battle of Wadi on 13 January 1916. By the time the regiment returned home in March 1919, only fifteen men remained of those who had sailed for France in 1914. In 1922 became 16th Punjab Regiment. B31.8
Indian Army: 1st Punjab Regiment Officers Side Cap Badge An extremely fine forage side cap badge to the 1st Punjab Regiment, post 1922, with two original lugs to the reverse. A small die cast badge of circa 3cm wide and 3cm tall. Small crack line to right of elephant's ear, possible a die flaw, but this does not go through the badge. Indian made in unmarked silver and of special super quality. A stunner!
Indian Artillery Officer's Large Pattern Brass Ball Button Circa 18mm.in diameter. Fixed shank, backmarked Gift House. Scarce.
Indian Auxiliary Army - Kolar Gold Fields ( KGF ) Mounted Rifles Silvered White Metal Shoulder Title - Pre 1917 KGF / MOUNTED RIFLES Indian Army Kolar Gold Fields Mounted Rifles ( MR) officers shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Silvered finish. A very rare item. Circa 3.9cm wide and 2cm tall.
Indian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers IEME Shoulder Title - theatre made Cast brass, circa 3.8cm long and 1cm tall. Two original lugs to reverse. Good condition.
Indian Mercantile Merchant Marine Officers Bullion Cap Badge, pre 1947 King's crown bullion wire embroidered officers cap badge. A white metal fouled anchor upon the red centre of a stylized circle of flames surmounted by the bullion wire crown with red velvet insert. Circa 7.5cm tall. Slight moth to the black backing on the left side of the crown otherwise very good condition and scarce. A59.2 refers
Indian Princely States - Scindia State Forces Gilt Pagri Badge - Gaunt Pattern Archive A very attractive badge to Indian Princely States - Scindia State Forces Pagri Badge, die-struck in the form of a cobra snake, complete with both lugs on reverse. Overall very good condition and retains all of its gilding finish and its original lugs. Vendor claimed it was one of the original badges from the Gaunt Pattern Archive, this being the original badge of its type as held by the badge and insignia manufacturers JR Gaunt & Son Limited. Extremely rare.
Indian Subcontinent - Cast Brass Burma Police Pagri Badge Large and weighty cast brass badge with voided king 's crown, circa 5.1cm tall and circa 5.9cm wide with original stong pin and c clasp to the reverse. Some small wear to the finish on high points of crown otherwise in good condition. Renfrew et al, Vol1 No 1041 refers. B11.12
Infantry Demonstration Battalion School of Infantry Printed Unit Designation Formation Cloth Sign A printed formation sign to the Infantry Demonstration Battalion School of Infantry. Removed from uniform, slightly faded from wear otherwise in good condition. UK Buyers - As many formation signs and / or titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Infantry of the Line Mess Dress Trousers attributed to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Marked inside to an officer in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 1939 ( A. H Duncan Esq, RNF ). This chap was tall, I guess over 6 feet 3 inches. Some marks which will sponge off but no holes or repairs. Still has leather fasteners for fitting under the shoe heals, but one buckle with centre tongue / prong missing(easily repaired) . The leather is dry and old. Will post to a UK address only.
Inniskilling Fusiliers Single Bi-metal collar badge Single Collar Badge with flag waving to the right. Two original lugs. Good condition with sharp detail. 4cm in length.
Inns of Court & City Yeomanry Padded Cloth Beret Badge An attractive and large officer 's deeply padded woven cloth beret badge depicting a red devil holding a silver bullion thread trident on a black background. Circa 7.2 cm tall. In excellent condition with no damage or moth. B16.1
Inns of Court O.T.C. ( 27th London Regiment ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge Die struck cap badge with strong original slider to the reverse. Good sharp detail. The Inns of Court Officer Training Corps (Territorial) Regiment was part of the London Regiment and this cap badge was officially worn circa 1908-1932. A167.2
Inns of Court O.T.C. ( 27th London Regiment ) Blackened Brass Metal Shoulder Title Blackened finish mainly worn away with service wear, two of three original lugs remaining (the top one was either never fitted or has been very neatly removed). Worn between 1908 and 1932. Westlake no 1567 refers. A185.4
Inns of Court Regiment Gilding Metal Cap Badge Gildling metal Cap badge for Inns of Court (Territorial) Regiment (as worn 1932-1952). Two original lugs, in very good condition.
Inns of Court Regiment Yeomanry Large Pattern Officer's Gilt Brass Button - The Devil's Own Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and back-marked Pitt & Co Ltd , London W.1. Good condition, slight traces of old polishing compound will clean off. Ripley No 370 refers.
Inns of Court Yeomanry & City Yeomanry ( Devils Own / Rough Riders ) Officers Bullion Beret Badge An embroidered gold bullion Devil and silver bullion thread spur on a green felt background. Private purchase officer's beret badge. In unissued condition. Circa 4.5cm across. A82.2 Sold to Phil
Inspectorate of Armaments ( IoA ), UK Ministry of Supply, Enamel Lapel Badge, pre 1964 in good condition with no damage to the enamel. Original horsehoe fitting to the reverese. Circa 3.5cm tall. Circa early 1960s. The Inspectorate of Armaments (IoA ) was one of four inspectorate divisions within the UK's Ministry of Supply. The IoA came into being after 1939 with the establishment of the Ministry of Supply until 1959 when its staff and work were transferred to the Ministry of Aviation. In 1962 the IoA again transferred to the War Office and in 1964 was subsumed into the unified Ministry of Defence ( MoD ). The IoA was based at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich, London and performed a wide range of quality assurance functions overseeing the quality of drawings, specifications, materiel (supplies) and finished armaments for the Defence Forces. A80.10
Intelligence Corps - Officer's OSD Bronze Cap Badge with Blades - King's Crown, pre 1952 Die cast with two original blades to the reverse. Some light rippling to badge with wear but good detail and finish in good condition. Scarce.
Intelligence Corps Brass Cap Badge - Maker Marked - Groves Die struck brass cap badge with some polishing to detail on front. Original slider with Grove Mfg. B'ham stamped in small letters to the reverse of slider (this is the correct version of the naming, not the dubious large pattern font). Good stiff and original badge.
Intelligence Corps Bullion Beret Badge, QEII A private purchase bullion cap cloth badge on maroon coloured background. In excellent unissued condition. A87.5
Intelligence Corps Cap Badge Brass with good detail and original slider in good condition.
Intelligence Corps Officer 's OSD Bonze Collar Badge Die cast, circa 3.2cm tall and with two original lugs to the reverse. Sharp detail but bronze finish to front has had a bit of a polish, leaving it a touch lighter in colour than it ought to be. A176.4
Intelligence Corps Officer's Silver Plated Cap Badge QE2 Crown - Gaunt An Intelligence Corps Officers die cast silver plated cap badge, post 1952 back-marked JR Gaunt, London. Two original and long lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm tall. In excellent condition.
Interesting box of paperwork and photos - Yeoman Warder / Regimental Sergeant Major F.W.B. Little, DCM, Royal Field Artillery Spanning the 1860s, The Boer War and up to and including WW1, this is a large collection of paperwork, family items and including some great cabinet photos and CDVs of this soldier and his family, including numerous letters written to his mother in the field from South Africa. It looks like the collection was the property of his daughter, Mary Little. I am unaware of the location of his medals, but he was entitled to the Distinguished Conduct Medal (L.G. Sept 27th, 1901), SA medals, WW1 medals ( Mons Star with clasp) and a Silver War Badge. Upon his discharge from the army, he was appointed Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London. A great research project, otherwise if you have his medals, you have just struck gold! Copies of SWB, LG and MIC will be provided. There are more items than included in the photos, but the best items are displayed.
Irish Cavalry Silver plated officers collar badge 5th Royal Irish Lancers / 8th Royal Irish Hussars A high quality die cast right facing silver plated collar badge with king's crown with two plated original lugs to the reverse, circa 3.2cm tall. In very good condition with sharp detail. Some toning to silver. Comm FB
Irish Guards Brass Cap Badge Irish Guards Star Cap Badge in die struck brass metal. A good stiff badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Sharp detal. B14.6
Irish Guards Gilding Metal Cap Badge Irish Guards Star Cap Badge in die struck gilding metal, with two original lugs to the reverse. A slight spot of wear to finish on front otherwise in very good condition. A180.8
Irish Guards Large Bronze Star Valise Badge Large die struck solid badge with central strap holder. Evidence that four lugs have been removed at some earlier date, not done recently. Circa 9.2cm tall and wide. A162.7
Irish Regiment of Canada Bi-metal Cap Badge - King's Crown A Bi metal cap badge to the Irish Regiment of Canada pre 1952, with 2 loops to the reverse. Excellent condition - a heavy well struck badge. (Mazeas Ref No M163)
Irish Republic General Service Miniature Medal (1917-21) - Maker Marked Quinn The Service (1917-1921) Medal with "Comrac" Bar (meaning combat or action) was awarded to persons who rendered active military service during the War of Independence. There were over 15,000 full size Medals awarded in this class. Sometimes also referred to as the "Black and Tan" Medal. This is not a modern copy of the miniature medal circulating on famous auction sites, but has some age to it and is maker marked by Dublin medallists "Quinn". Good sharp detail to the clasps and medal itself. Disc is about 19mm in diameter. Some minor wear to reverse, but otherwise in good condition.
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IY Large Imperial Yeomanry Joined Letter Brass Shoulder Title, circa 1900 - 1908 Made from brass with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.2cm tall and 3cm wide. Some service wear but in good condition. Scarce. A53.8
Jackdaw Primary Source Document Series No 111 - The Somme 1916 Forget the internet, jazz up your village hall display or school project with the amazing primary source material in this dossier which was aimed at secondary school children in the 1970s. One careful owner (me in fact!) and all contents present and in good order, some wear and staining to the folder, and it needs to be retaped on its bottom half but content clean, apart from my own name appearing on the folder. Some of the documents fold out to quite a large size. Lots of facsimiles of official correspondence and some photos. You can keep the internet - this is how to bring history alive! See also item 56368 for another jackdaw folder in this series.
Jersey Presentation Pack - 1972 - Royal Militia Headdress stamps Stamps mint unused condition never removed from protective card. Comes in an interesting information card about the head-dress and badges of the Royal Jersey Militia. Inside is clean condition, outside signs of scuffs and wear. Produced in 1972. An attractive set.
JERSEY Royal Artillery brass Militia Channel Islands shoulder title 2 piece Jersey (Channel Islands) Militia Artillery brass shoulder title, but could equally be worn with separate RE or bugle badge, or just as Jersey on its own. Both parts with hexagonal lugs. Some wear and tarnish but otherwise in very good condition.
Jewish Battalions Royal Fusiliers bronzed brass Cap Badge A good scarce bronzed brass example on short slider. Worn by the 38th, 40th and 42nd Jewish Battalions of the Royal Fusiliers which were raised later in the First World War in 1917, otherwise known as the Jewish Legion. The badge was in the design of the Menora ( a seven-branched candlestick ) on a scroll inscribed in Hebrew “Kadimah” (which means Eastward). In good condition, there is a slight solder run from the attachment of the slider on to the front of the badge. Circa 4.3cm tall and 3.5cm wide. K&K Vol 1 No 1145 refers. In 1917, after 3 years of lobbying by both the British Jewish community and its many friends in the wider community, the British government agreed to the raising of exclusively Jewish battalions, attached to the Royal Fusiliers, to fight in the British Army, against the Turks in Palestine / Israel. Cut and paste this url into your browser to read more about the Jewish Legion: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/sugar38rf.html
Jimmy Durham - With 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry Mascot James Frances Durham, or 'Jimmy Durham', was born in the Sudan about 1885. His father was killed at the Battle of Ginnis, December 1885 and he was with his mother on a boat on the River Nile, attempting to return to their home in Berber, about 500 miles to the south. The boat was attacked by the Mounted Infantry of the 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry in January 1886 and Jimmy was left on board with a wounded man, while the other occupants fled to avoid capture. The soldiers picked the child up and looked after him, giving him the name James Francis Durham, after the men who cared for him. The original intention was to place Jimmy in a mission school in Cairo, but the sergeants who were looking after him were upset at the idea, and promised to continue to care for him. Jimmy went with the 2nd Battalion to India and Burma and, when he reached the age of 14, James Francis Durham made his mark on British military history by applying to enlist as a boy soldier, Jimmy's application, strongly backed by the sergeants, went all the way to Queen Victoria. The official decision was favourable, and in July 1899, James Francis Durham was formally enrolled as Boy Solider bandsmen No. 6758. He moved to Aldershot in 1902 and Ireland in 1905. He married, in 1908, Jane Green of Bishop Auckland, whose brother was a Quartermaster Sergeant with The Durham Light Infantry. Jimmy died, of pneumonia, on 8 August 1910, while stationed at Fermoy, Ireland. Shortly afterwards, his daughter, Frances, was born. She lived in Bishop Auckland until her death in 1998. he was particularly noted for his part in the Army Temperance movement. A scarce and original photographic card, postally unused. A couple of severe creases on the white surround but not on image itself.
Joiner & Carpenter Proficiency Gurkha Rifles Blackened Brass Trade Arm Badge Scarce, in blackened brass with backing plate, as issued to British Army Gurkha Rifle Battalions. 3,2cm in diameter and with two original lugs. Coll.
K.S.L.I. King's Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI ) WW2 slip on cloth shoulder titles A good scarce embroidered black letters on khaki titles. With canvas loop to the reverse of each. In very good condition with no moth. Slightly different canvas loops but otherwise a matched pair. A83.2
Kent Cyclist Battalion White Metal Cap Badge Die struck white metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Small size horse with 'Invicta' on scroll. Also worn by the Queen's Own West Kent Yeomanry ( Hussars ). K&K Vol 1 No 1867 refers.
Kent Cyclists ( 6th Battalion Queen 's Own Royal West Kent Regiment ) Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge This pattern as worn by Kent Cyclists ( Churchill No 1380 refers), in very good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 28mm x 23mm. Scarce. A137.2
Kenya Defence Force Brass Cap Badge A good quality brass cap badge, with some polishing to high points. In the form of an heraldic lion, with original slider fitting to the reverse, with makers details for Firmin London. (Renfrew et al page 103 refers).
Kenya Regiment ( TF ) Anodised Collar Badge Anodised collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm wide. In very good condition. Post 1945 pattern. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 532 A144
Kenya Regiment Territorial Force Gilt Cap Badge Kenya Regiment Territorial Force cap badge, an attractive badge in good condition, with two original lugs. Slight service wear to gilt highpoints. An attractive badge. Worn circa 1937 - 1963. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 529 refers.
Khaki Dress Crossed Pinchers and Hammer Proficiency Badge One of oldest proficiency badges worn in the British Army, and by a broad variety of trades such as armourer, blacksmith, boilermaker, electrical fitter, engine fitter and many other trades related to metal working. In very good condition with . Circa 4cm tall and 5cm wide. A135.3
Khaki Dress Royal Tank Corps Arm Badge Woven and removed from uniform. Has some wear to it. Circa 8cm wide and 3.5cm tall. Good condition A135.2
King & Country Toy Soldiers - Tales of the Tiger Booklet A small format profusely illustrated booklet from King & Country toy soldier and model manufacturer celebrating their various German Tiger tank models from 1983 and 2010. Special Double issue 22 pages, In as new condition. We will post this worldwide.
King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) Depot King 's Crown Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt, London A well made die struck cap badge with original slider maker marked J.R. Gaunt London ( large letter variety). King 's crown so pre 1953. Voided crown. no central number, as worn by depot staff. Renfrew et al, Volume 1, No 437 refers. B6.8
King 's Own Royal ( Lancaster ) Regiment Officer 's Sterling Silver Cap Badge - Gaunt London tablet A stunning and heavy quality full size cap badge in die cast sterling silver and with an unusual tablet placed in the head of the reverse of the lion impressed " JR Gaunt London sterling silver". Two silvered lugs to the reverse. Very sharp detail. A lovely thing. A173.1
King Edward 's Horse ( The King 's Overseas Dominions Regiment ) Yeomanry Brass Cap Badge - Rare Ausumus spelling The rare version mispelling "Adsumus" in the motto srcoll with "Ausumus". In brass guilding metal with original slider. Circa 5.8cm tall. Rare. During WW1 the Reigment was broken up, serving in France and Italy in a variety of roles. Some of he ment became mounted orderlies and the KODR became 'King's Own Despatch Riders" to the jeers of the infantry. K&K Vol 1 No 1507 refers (although somewhat amusingly, in the text K&K are also guilty of mispelling "Adsumus" as "Adsumas" and then mispell the mispelling "Ausumus" as "Ausumas" - hope you're keeping up!) B39.1
King Edward 's Horse New Zealand Squadron Large Gilding Metal Fern Slouch Hat Badge King 's Colonials 2nd Pattern New Zealand Squadron Slouch Hat Badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 7.1cm wide by 3.4cm tall. In very good condition. Raised as part of 4th County of London Imperial Yeomanry in 1902 enabling C Squadron (Australasian) to become purely Australian. K&K Vol 1, No 1377 refers. B39.11 Sold to PG
King Edward's Horse ( 1st Battalion ) Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with minor service wear and two original lugs. Westlake No 204 refers.
King George V Special Constabulary Service Medal Bronze full-size medal with original ribbon, correctly impressed in capitals to " Daniel H. Wright ". NEF Condition.
King George V's Coronation Medal, 1911 attributed to Sir William Russell, Knight - from Glasgow - of Scottish interest Full sized silver issue (circa 16,000 were struck). Unnamed as issued in box of issue (in damaged but repairable condition). The box is post-box red card with a lion atop of a King's crown in black and the words "Coronation Medal" above in capitals and below the date "1911". On the bottom of the box in pencil are the words "Medals belonging to Sir William Russell 3rd Bart". It was accompanied by a miniature of the same but I did not procure it, which I now regret as I did not realise until some time later that the box had been identified on the underneath to have been the property of Sir William Russell (as the notation mentions "Medals" in reference to the miniature) RUSSELL, Sir William Fleming, kt.: "Who was Who" 1916-1928 Vol. 2: "c.1922: President Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, 1921-2; Member of Glasgow Town Council for many years; J.P. 1906; Honorary President of the Scottish Union Association and past Chairman of its Western Divisional Council. Address: 90 Mitchell Street, Glasgow. Clubs: Constitutional; Royal Automobile; London Conservative, Glasgow. Died 29th May 1925. Medal with contemporary mounting pin to reverse and in NEF condition.
King George's Fund for Sailors Tinnie Pin Badge, founded 1917 Quite large at circa 3.8cm in diameter, slightly foxed to front, but otherwise in very good condition, with original and functional pin. The First World War took a terrible toll on merchantmen and warships: in one fortnight in 1917 many thousands of sailors and over 400,000 tons of shipping were lost. Many of those men had a family to support, and towards the end of the war many small charitable organisations were set up to support the injured and bereaved. In the City of London, far-sighted ship-owners and officers realised that what was most needed was an umbrella organisation that could take a realistic overview of the need and direct resources to where they were needed. They set up a Fund for that purpose and His Majesty George V took a deep and immediate interest, giving both his name and an establishing donation of £5000 to the new organisation. During subsequent conflicts, and in the intervening years of peace, King George's Fund continued to provide both immediate and long-term support to the casualties of war, and to others who have paid a high price for a life at sea. Comm FB
King s Colonials Australian Squadron Slouch Hat Badge A198.1
King s Colonials Australian Squadron Slouch Hat Badge Additional photos. For sale as item 56860.
King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment Beret Small Pattern Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Slider clipped Good condition badge with exception of slightly clipped short slider. Two sweat / braising holes to reverse of scroll. Post 1926 pattern, but this is the later and smaller beret pattern badge (see item 50295 for the larger pattern). Circa 4cm tall and 4cm wide.
King's Crown Brass Rank Crown - CSM 2.6cm tall and 2.9cm wide. Two original lugs to the reverse. Company Sergeant Major.
King's Crown Durham Light Infantry DLI Officer 's Gilt Mess Dress Button Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank. Two part construction with mounted deviceGilt bright and button in great condition. Hard to read, but maker marked Gaunt, London to the reverse. In excellent condition. Coll.
King's Dragoon Guards Bi-metal Cap Badge, King's crown Some wear to brass disk edges otherwise good condition with four small braising holes to reverse and original slider.
King's Own Lancaster Regiment Bronze Cap Badge with slider A good quality die cast dark bronze issue cap badge with original slider. Good weight, with sharp detail but some wear to highpoints.
King's Own Malta Regiment ( KOMR ) Brass Shoulder Title Scarce shoulder title, worn circa 1931 - 1970. Two original square lugs. Renfew et al, Vol 1 No 1375 refers. Coll.
King's Own Scottish Borderer's ( KOSB ) Officer's Bronze Matched Pair of OSD Collars Both with two original lugs to the reverse. Very good condition. These are the latest OSD pattern introduced as late as 1978, but this actually also makes them quite scarce. Churchill No 701 refers.
King's Own Scottish Borderers ( KOSB ) Brass Shoulder Title With two original square lugs, and minor service wear to the front. Generally in good condition, but some marks to the "K". Westlake 989 refers. Worn from 1887.
King's Own Scottish Borderers Officer's Glengarry Badge - Fretted and Silver plated 1902 -1952 King's Crown pattern silver plated officer's fretted cap badge with a gilt wash, with all of title and motto cut out with strong silver lugs fitted east-west. Circa 6.5cm high and 4.5cm wide. Excellent condition, some very minor wear to highlights and a few of the cut out letters are only partially present (see N in Own for example). This is incredibly intricate workmanship and a beautiful badge.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry ( KOYLI ) Matched Pair of Chromed White Metal Shoulder Titles Circa 1950s - 60s issue with two original square lugs to the reverse of each and brass slotted backing strips. Matched pair in great condition. Lightly chromed rather than white metal.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry ( KOYLI ) Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles Match pair, with two original square lugs to the reverse of each. In very good condition. Post 1921. Westlake No 311 refers.
King's Royal Hussars Cap Badge - Firmin A high gilt & black painted cap badge to the Kings Royal Hussars. With 2 original loops to the reverse. A heavy attractive badge with all the fine points (orbs and crown ends etc) undamaged. Reverse is embossed Firmin. A cracking badge. Why can't all the new badges being designed today not have this quality and majesty?
King's Royal Rifle Corps ( KRRC ) Small Officer's Blackened Badge Circa 23cm tall, this tiny die cast blackened badge has its original pin and clasp fittings, with red felt backing cloth. Scarce.
King's Royal Rifle Corps Blackened Brass Shoulder Title, pre 1958 Blackened Brass shoulder title, on original square lugs. Good condition except a lot of the blacking on the front has worn off.
King's Royal Rifle Corps KRRC Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch A very attractive enamel and sterling silver brooch mounted on silver pin bar 5.3cm wide. No damage to enamel and silver dark toned. Fully functional original pin. Reverse marked "TLM Sterling" TLM standing for Millers.
King's Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Gilt and Silver Plated Officer's Collar Badge Bugle facing left, an unusual small die cast pattern, with an especially the short top knot, with two original silvered lugs to the reverse and stamped P for silver plated. Circa 3.1cm wide and 2.5cm tall. Perhaps worn on mess dress? Attractive and in good condition. A54.8
King's Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles - Type 1 Brass metal with two original round lugs to each. Great condition, circa 4cm wide and 1.2cm tall. Westlake 316 refers but narrower than the type 2 variety listed below.
King's Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Matched Pair of Officer's Small Pattern White Metal Shoulder Titles Scarce small pattern white metal with two original square lugs to each. Circa 3.6cm wide and 0.9cm high. Great condition. Westlake 317 refers and states these were Officer's issue.
King's Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Matched White Metal Pair of Shoulder Titles Larger pattern white metal with two original square lugs to each. Probably worn in white metal in 1950s- 1960s. Circa 4.5cm wide and 1.1cm tall.
King's Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Volunteer Battalion ( V.B. ) White Metal Collar Badge, 1887 - 1908 A scarce die struck white metal collar badge as worn by the volunteer battalions of the KSLI from 1887 to 1908. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.1cm tall and 3.7cm wide. In very good condition with sharp detail. Slight trace of verdigris to the reverse. Churchill No 1419 refers (but white metal). A54.1
King's Shropshire Light Infantry White Enamel Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch Gilt and enamel with no damage to enamel and with original pin and c clasp fittings, In very good condition.
King's Yorkshire Light Infantry ( KOYLI ) Facing / Matched Pair of Officers Gold Billion Collar Badges An attractive pair of the large pattern officer's gold bullion collar badges, matched and facing in very good condition, however, a bit tarnished with age. Silver roses mounted to centre. Circa 4.2cm wide and 3.5cm tall. A close but not identical match to Churchill's No 1398.
King's Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI Matched Facing Pair OSD Collar Badges Blackened brass with white metal roses on black leather inserts, worn 1901 - 1951. Some wear to black finish, but a heavy and well constructed pair of badges. Churchill No 1903 refers.
King's Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI Matched Facing Pair OSD Collar Badges Blackened brass with white metal roses, worn 1901 - 1951. Some minor wear to black finish, but a heavy and well constructed pair of badges. Churchill No 1903 refers.
King's Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI Officer's Blue Patrol Jacket Matched Facing Pair of Collar Badges An attractive and heavy pair of bi metal three part construction facing collar badges with black leather backing cloths as worn by officer's circa 1905 - 1951, on the blue patrol jacket, but also on tropical dress, with two original lugs to each. 2.3cm tall and 3.8cm wide Churchill No 1405 refers.
King's Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI Officer's Blue Patrol Jacket Matched Facing Pair of Collar Badges An attractive and heavy pair of bi metal three part construction facing collar badges with black leather backing cloths as worn by officer's circa 1905 - 1951, on the blue patrol jacket, but also on tropical dress, with two original lugs to each. 2.3cm tall and 3.8cm wide. Churchill No 1405 refers.
King's Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI OSD Collar Badge, facing left Blackened brass with white metal rose on black insert, worn 1901 - 1951. Some wear to black finish, but a heavy and well constructed collar badge. Circa 3.8cm wide and 2.3cm tall. Churchill No 1903 refers. If you would like a matched facing pair of these items, see my item 53911
Kings Colonials Collar Badge Kings Colonials Collar Badge. Circa 2.8cm tall. Lovely item and scarce, A97.1
Kings Liverpool Regiment Officer 's OSD Bronze Cap Badge - Gaunt Officer's large pattern bronze OSD service dress cap badge with two blades (e-w) to the reverse and embossed Gaunt London. The white horse of Hanover upon a torse, above a scroll "King's" in old English lettering. Excellent condition with little wear. Worn 1926 to 1952.
Kings Liverpool Regiment Officer's OSD Bronze Cap Badge - 2 tabs / blades Officer's large bronze OSD service dress cap badge with two blades to the reverse. The white horse of Hanover upon a torse, above a scroll "King's" in old English lettering. Excellent condition. Worn 1926 to 1952. This is the pattern made by Gaunt but has no maker mark. Sold to Julian
Kings Liverpool Regiment Officers Silver and Gilt Matched Facing Collar Badges A stunning pair of matched and facing collar badges with two original silver lugs to each. Sharp detail and no damage or repairs. Some minor tarnishing.. Two part construction in silver and gilt. Circa 3.4cm tall. Worn from 1926 until amalgamation. Churchill No 237 refers.
Kings Own ( Yorkshire Light Infantry ) KOYLI Officers Bi Metal Cap Badge - Blades An attractive and heavy three part construction officer's cap badge with black leather backing cloth as worn by officer's circa 1905 - 1951, when wearing the blue patrol jacket, but also tropical dress, with two blades ( these appear to be original but have been strengthened with solder). Circa 2.3cm tall and 3.4cm wide. A89.3
Kings Own ( Yorkshire Light Infantry ) KOYLI Officers large bi-metal button ( 51st & 105th Foot) Kings crown version. Jennens & Co London with PoW plume at top on reverse of button. Good condition with strong fixed shank.
Kings Own Lancaster Regiment Officers OSD Cap Badge - blades A good quality die cast dark bronze officer issue service dress cap badge with two original tabs. Good weight, with sharp detail with almost no wear.
Kings Own Royal Border Regiment Anodised Aluminium AA Cap Badge - Dowler In good condition with slider stamped Dowler Birmingham. The King's Own Royal Border Regiment was an infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1959 until 2006, and was part of the King's Division. It was formed at Barnard Castle on 1st October 1959 through the amalgamation of the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) and the Border Regiment. K&K, Vol 2, No 2039 refers.
Kings Own Scottish Borderers ( KOSB ) 5th Territorial Battalion One Piece Brass Shoulder Title Good condition, with only minor service wear and three original copper lugs to the reverse. Westlake No 997 refers.
Kings Own Scottish Borderers ( KOSB ) Officers Large Brass Button ( 25th Foot) Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox St, London W. Strong shank, good detail with slight service wear. Circa 26mm in diameter. Ripley No 240 refers.
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infanty KOYLI Medium Pattern Officer's Bi-metal Button Medium pattern button with fixed shank, Back-marked JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, England. Circa 19mm in diameter. Good condition. Scarce.
Kings Royal Hussars Anodised Aluminium Blackened Cap Badge - Firmin A blackened badge to the Kings Royal Hussars. With original slider to the reverse. An attractive badge with all the fine points (orbs and crown ends etc) undamaged. Reverse is embossed Firmin on both wings and stamped Firmin London the slider. Great condition.
Kings Royal Rifle Corps ( KRRC ) Church Lads Brigade ( CLB ) Cadets Cap Badge A blackened brass cap badge to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps Church Lads Brigade Cadets. With original slider to the reverse and the motto "Fight the Good Fight" on a tablet below a King's crown instead of "Celer et audax". Circa 4.7cm tall. Good condition with some signs of service wear. The Church Lads Brigade (the Christian youth organisation) cadets performed important duties on the Home Front such as firewatching, guarding reservoirs etc. Over 250,000 former CLB members served in HM Forces during the war. The CLB cadets became formally affiliated to the KRRC under Army Order 128 in 1917. At that point the CLB dropped their former oval shaped cap badge and uniform and began to wear this variant of the KRRC cap badge and khaki field service dress. This badge was only worn by the CLB Cadets in the UK. Not to be confused with the 16th London's (Church Lads Brigade) Service Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who never wore this badge, but used the standard KRRC cap badge.
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry KSLI Bi - Metal Cap Badge - correct Lambourne Birmingham mark with underscore under the o in Co Bi metal die struck cap badge with slider (with four holes - economy measure?) and with small pattern maker's name of correct pattern. Slight wear to highpoints, otherwise in very good condition.
Kings Shropshire Light Infanty ( KSLI ) Matched Facing Pair of NCO's Gilt Collar Badges These look like the water gilt pattern to me, as described by Colin Churhill on page 225. Some greening to reverse, typical with this kind of finish. In any event, a nice matched and facing pair with two original lugs to the reverse. Churhill No 1419 refers.
Kitchener's Army and the Territorial Forces, by Edgar Wallace - a large hardback book published circa 1915 188 pages. profusely illustrated with black and white photos. It has a small number of colour plates. There is no date of publication, but given it is all about the training of this army, it suggests late 1915. Circa 28cm by 21.5cm. Condition is poor as the spine has separated from the book and a few pages are loose, but all present and correct and contents clean and undamaged. No pen marks or torn pages. Reflected in price. Regret due to weight and size will only post to a UK address unless by prior arrangement.
Kolar Gold Field Battalion Large Gilt and Silver Mess Dress Button Bi-metal two part construction silver mounted on gilt flat mess dress button (large size at 20mm across). In very good condition with fixed shank. Reverse stamped J.R.GAUNT & SON LTD - late JENNENS. Scarce.
Korean War - 40th Infantry Division Matched Facing Pair of Printed Cloth Formation Signs Printed yellow cockerels with red combs on dark blue (almost black) background. Removed from uniform. Formed in Hong Kong in 1949. Fought in Korea. Comprised of 1st Bn the Middlesex Regiment, 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and with supporting troops drawn from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigadewhen in Korea. In very good condition. Cole "Badges on Battledess" p58 refers, Comm FB
Korean War 1950 - 1953 Veterans Crome and Enamel Lapel Pin Badge Small but well made (2.3cm tall) with original pin and clasp. Reverse is marked S. Morris B'ham. In excellent condition with no damage to the enamel. 1970s - 1980s vintage.
Korean War British Commonwealth Forces (King 's Crown) / 29th Infantry Brigade (1st Pattern Printed) Coth Formation Signs Came together with some other NF items so most probably as worn by 1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers in Korea, but as the 29th Inf Brigade cloth is printed it could also be of WW2 vintage. Both removed from uniform, some fading to the woven BCF title, but in good overall condition. Comm FB
Korps Geneesk. Troepen - Dutch Army Medical Corps Embroidered Woven Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition. Comm FB
KORR Norfolk Yeomanry ( King's Own Royal Regiment ) Brass Collar Badge King's crown collar badge, attractive design. Two original lugs to hte reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall and 3.8cm wide. Raised in 1901. Scarce.
KORR Norfolk Yeomanry ( King's Own Royal Regiment ) Brass Collar Badge King's crown collar badge, attractive design. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall and 3.8cm wide. Raised in 1901. Scarce. A65.1
KORR Norfolk Yeomanry ( King's Own Royal Regiment ) Brass Shoulder Title Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.6cm wide and 1.3cm tall. In good condition. Dark toned. Raised in 1901. Westlake No 327 refers. Sold to PG
KORR Norfolk Yeomanry ( King's Own Royal Regiment ) ERII Brass Badge Die cast with Queen 's crown and good strong original slider to the reverse. Some polishing to crown otherwise good condition. Sealed pattern October 1953. K&K Vol 2 No 2329 refers. A149.3 Sold to PG
KORR Norfolk Yeomanry ( King's Own Royal Regiment ) Gilt Officer's Pouch Badge A gilt cypher of of King Geoge V as worn on the pouch, with three original long screw posts to the reverse. Some tarnishing to the gilt, especially to bottom left. Circa 4cm tall and 5cm wide. Scarce. A149.5 Sold to PG
KORR Norfolk Yeomanry ( King's Own Royal Regiment ) Pair of Brass Collar Badges A good pair of King 's crown collar badges, attractive design, good colour match, one with Gaunt London tablet to the reverse. Two original lugs to the reverse of each. Circa 3.2cm tall and 3.8cm wide. Raised in 1901. Scarce. A190.7
KOYLI king's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Anodised Collar Badges, Matched Facing Pair with Black Painted Roses Single lug to each and in good condition with brass backing plates. The reason for why the centres were black painted is not known but has been noted by Churchill on page 221. Churchill No 1394 refers.
KOYLI Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Bi-Metal Collar Badge Pinching to lugs, but it has a lot of age to it.
KOYLI Other Ranks Pair of Bi-Metal Collar Badges Pair, not quite matching but close enough, with two original lugs to each. Some wear to finish on one bugle tip. Same size as cap badge.
KOYLI Yorkshire Brass Shoulder Title as worn on tropical dress Scarce King's Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI Brass Metal Collar - tropical dress. A left facing large shoulder title badge as worn as part of tropical kit, two dark toned original lugs to reverse. With the word 'Yorkshire 'in brass letters, very attractive item. Circa 4.2cm wide and 2.8cm tall, with original brass backing plate. Despite Churchill's claim that this is a collar it was worn on the shoulder. Churchill No 1385 refers.
KSLI King 's Shropshire Light Infantry Officer's Cast Silvered Cap Badge Large pattern cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm tall and 4.6cm wide. Silver plated with gilt painted back. Finely cast and of good weight, all in white. Unusual. B6.5
L.R.B. London Rifle Brigade Embroidered Green on Black Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition, hessian backed with slight traces of glue to the reverse. Comm GrH
Lancashire Fusiliers ( 20th Foot ) Officers ' Mess Waiter 's Medium Pattern Button Silver plated open backed button, medium pattern circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London, In very good condition. Harder to find than the larger pattern. A196.4
Lancashire Fusiliers Cloth Pagri Patch Flash Badge An early and attractive embroidered white on scarlet patch for wear on the foreign service or as slouch hat badge. Circa 7cm by 4.5cm and in good condition. Comm FB
Lancashire Fusiliers Territorial Battalion Officers Collar - blank plinth under Sphinx A very attractive single silver and gilt collar grenade. Blank plinth indicating territorial unit collar. Gilt in excellent condition with slight tarnish to silver. Circa 3.7cm tall, 1.9cm wide.
Lance Corporal's Full Dress Gold Bullion Lace Chevron Single chevron, gold bullion lace chevron on black felt backing with hessian backing. Circa 12.5cm wide. Com FB
Large and Attractive Essex Regiment Band Pouch Badge, post 1881 A good scarce large and well detailed cast darkened brass eagle atop a small tablet inscribed “62”. Two original loops to reverse. Circa 7cm tall and a heavy solid badge. Commemorates the capture of a French Napoleonic Eagle standard and would make a great centrepiece for the display of your Essex regiment badges. Representation of the Eagle of the 62nd French Regiment of the Line captured by the old 44th Foot at the Battle of Salamanca in 1812.
Large Brass Officer's Button South Africa Artillery Fixed shank, king's crown, 25mm in diameter. Backmarked "B&P Ltd, B'ham". Good condition.
Large Fire Gilt Officers Victorian Button - Bengal Staff Corps, circa 1861 Front of button in tip top condition, some staining to reverse and bottom inside edge at about 3.30 o'clock, but does not detract. A heavy spun button with fixed shank and backmarked J.W. Reynolds, 50 St Martin's Lane, London. 26mm in diameter. The Indian Staff Corps was a branch of the Indian Army during the British Raj. Separate Staff Corps were formed in 1861 for the Bengal, Madras and Bombay Armies, which were later combined into the Indian Army. They were meant to provide officers for the native regiments and for the staff and army departments. They were also designed to offer placements for civil and political appointments for posts which Indian Army officers might be eligible. Those officers who were already employed by the Army had the option to join the Staff Corps or to stay employed under the old conditions of work. In that sense, the Indian Staff Corps was seen by the majority of entrants as synonymous with the Regular Officer Corps of the Indian Armies. This is not to be confused with officers holding staff appointments.
Large Frosted Silver Plated Scots Guards Piper 's Glengarry Badge Large two part construction die struck cap badge, frosted silver plated white metal cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 6cm in diameter. Some minor wear to finish otherwise in very good condition. K&K, Vol 1, No 911 refers. A126.3
Large Georgian / Early Victorian Fused Cap Grenade British Pattern - Possibly Grenadier Guards / HAC / Royal Artillery, pre 1855 unidentified bronze grenade but similar to patterns being worn by the Grenadier Guards and Honourable Artillery Company ( H.A.C. ). Sew on rather than fitted with lugs (never has been), see the deliberate holes in the bottom edge of the flames. Note the unusual jaggered edges to the bottom of the flames Large at circa 9.7cm tall and 7.3cm wide. Rare item, any information welcome. Circa 1816 - 1855. A135.12
Large Gilt Button - Royal Forth Yacht Club RFYC A gilt semi-flat button circa 24mm in diameter, Georgian high winged crown, with ornate letters RFYC below and a maltese cross below that. Maker's name on reverse is Armfield & Co, Birmingham. Some age wear but gilt still bright. Circa 23mm in diameter.
Large Gilt Officers Button Australian Miltiary Forces - Victorian Imperial Crown Circa 26mm in diameter, Backmarked "A.J. Parkes, Brisbane". In very good condition. Pre 1902 style crown.
Large In Memoriam Composite Photograph for HMS Hermione sunk in action in 1942 29.5cm by 18cm (11.5 inches by 7.1 inches) original memorial image printed on contemporary photographic paper by J. Abrahams of Plymouth. It includes the roll of officers and men who were killed, died from wounds, or were missing presumed killed on 14th June 1942. It claims HMS Hermione, a cruiser, was sunk in a major action in the Mediterranean by Axis Dive-Bombers. This does not align with College's "Ships of the Royal Navy", which claims HMS Hermione was sunk by a German submarine, U.205 in the Eastern Mediterranean on the 6th June 1942, over one week earlier. An interesting inconsistency worthy of further research. Some wear to edges but generally in good condition for age.
Large Indian Auxiliary Army Bombay Volunteer Artillery ( BVA ) White Metal Shoulder Title White metal, quite large at 5cm wide and 2cm tall, with two original lugs to reverse. Very good condition and scarce.
Large letter Essex Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on red embroidered shoulder title. Circa 10.5cm wide and 2.5cm deep. The photo does not do the size of the embroidered letters justice. The letters are about 1.5cm tall compared to other titles on which they are usually about 1cm tall. Great condition and scarce. Comm GrH
Large Mounted Photograph of a Warwickshire Regiment Territorials Company, 1930s A good quality photograph of a company of Territorials from Warwickshire. Removed from frame. It is quite large, with the mount measuring 45.5 cm by 35.5cm ( 18 inches by 14 inches) and the image itself 28cm by 18cm (11 inches by 9 inches). Some foxing to mount, some minor wear to edge of photo and some edge brusing to mount corners, but generally in good condition. Some WW1 medal ribbons evident and good pictures of badges and insignia. I cannot quite make out the battalion number. Blank reverse. I am quite happy to drop this round to anybody local to me to save on postage.
Large NCO's White Metal Cavalry Arm Badge A large and finely detailed Cavalry NCO's arm badge with three dark toned lugs on the reverse suggesting a Victorian / Edwardian issue.
Large Pattern Gilt Button as worn by a member of the personal staff of Edward, Prince of Wales, Made for the Royal Tour to India & Burma in 1921 - 22 Engraved large pattern gilt button, circa 2cm in diameter, flat backed button with fixed shank. Maker marked Firmin London. Only the larger button is for sale in this listing, the medium version is separately listed. They are depicted together for comparison purposes. Worn during the visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor to India & Burma November 17, 1921 - March 7, 1922. He sailed on HMS Renown.
Large pattern Royal Artillery Other Rank's Brass Cap Badge Good stiff badge with original slider. Unusual in that it has central hole to wheel which does not look like it had an extra turning wheel. Some signs of service wear and light polishing. Attractive. On hold for Stewart
Large Pattern Warrant Officer Class III King's Crown Brass Rank Crown, pre 1953 Circa 4.2cm tall and 3.8cm wide, large king's crown, with two original lugs to the reverse (circa 1.5cm apart). Good condition with sharp detail and scarce. The smaller bronze crown is a standard size major's epaulette rank badge, and included to show the scale of this item only. It is not included for sale here. Warrant Officer Class 3 was introduced in 1938 and suspended in 1940, although those authorised to wear it continued to do so.
Large Pattern Warrant Officer Class III King's Crown Embroidered White on Padded Khak, pre 1953 Circa 5.5cm tall and 5.5cm wide, large king's crown rank badge, woven white on padded khaki . Removed from uniform with some servce wear. Warrant Officer Class 3 was introduced in 1938 and suspended in 1940, although those authorised to wear it continuted to do so. Comm FB
Large Prince of Wales Feathers Motto Bi Metal Pouch Badge A large die struck badge, two part construction. Three screw fittings to the reverse, which have been shortened, the bottom one exceedingly so. Circa 6.5cm tall and 6cm wide. Possibly silver plated. An impressive large badge, most probably a pouch badge. Most probably Royal Leinster Regiment.
Large Royal Naval Minesweeping Service ( RNXS ) Gilt, White Metal and Enamel Cap badge Some service wear but gilt bright and two original lugs to reverse. Large pattern beret badge. Embossed with maker's details to reverse JR Gaunt London. No damage to enamel.
Large Shallow Display Case for badges, medals and other collectables - contents not included! 40.6 x 30.5 x 1.91cm, glass fronted, stiff card with black faux leather finish. Single white foam insert and four long stainless steel retaining pins. Please note that due to the size, weight and glass, I am unable to post to addresses outside the UK Mainland. The badges displayed in the photos are not for sale but for illustration purposes ony. You are buying a new frame only, empty, as displayed in the other photos. The tight fit tends to hold your badges in place (to a certain extent, but will move if dropped or shaken violently). I would be lost without these frames to store my collection and stock. Also useful for dealers to use at militaria and medal fairs. If you want more than one frame, or a combination of my other frames, please only order one frame type and do not pay by paypal until you receive a confimation email from me as to actual postage which will be calculated at cost for any multiple orders. You can mix and match with my other display case solutions. Just let me know by email which ones you require and I will prepare a custom shipping quotation. Again, please note that due to the size, weight and glass, I am unable to post to addresses outside the UK Mainland.
Large United States ( USA ) bronze button - excavated condition Complete with shank and maker marked W. H . Horstmann & Co, Phila, PA. This is circa 30mm across, so quite large. Looks like a WW1 issue to me but happy to be corrected.
Large Victorian King's Royal Rifle Corps ( KRRC ) Glengarry Cap Badge Large blackened brass die struck badge with two original loops to the reverse. Battle honours to Tel - el - Kebir. Circa 6.3cm tall and 4.7cm wide. Sharp detail with black finish in excellent condition. As K&K Vol 1, No 675, but with a Victorian Crown. A44.3
Large WW2 Original Photograph of Lord Trenchard with 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, Catterick Lord Trenchard (seated centre) with officer's of the 2nd Battalion RSF, with some of the officers named in pencil on the reverse. Many WW1 decorations and medals evident. This is a very large photo ( circa 30 x 25cm). Photo is sharp with good detail. Some corner creasing and one part of image has been damaged (cracked around the third seated officer on the right), but this has not caught his face. Scarce. Trenchard, at the age of 20, he was gazetted as a second-lieutenant in the Second Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and saw service with them in the Boer War where he was critically wounded. Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard Bt GCB OM GCVO DSO (3 February 1873 – 10 February 1956) was a British officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force. He has been described as the Father of the Royal Air Force. he commanded the RFC in WW1.
Last Stand of L Battery Royal Horse Artillery ( RHA ) at Mons August 1914 A coloured art card produced for the Wizard Comic of this famous incident, with an account printed on the reverse. Postcard sized, good condition.
Leicestershire Regiment Large Officer's Gilt Button ( 17th Foot) JR Gaunt & Son, London. Gilt bright and detail sharp. Strong fixed shank. In very good condition. Circa 26mm across. Ripley No 229 refers
Leicestershire Regiment Large Officers Gilt Button ( 17th Foot) Pitt & Co Ltd, Maddox St, London (naming feint). Gilt bright and detail sharp. Strong fixed shank. In very good condition. Circa 25mm across. Ripley No 229 refers.
Leicestershire Regiment Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badge Die cast with two original lugs to the reverse. Left facing. Some service wear to the letters "E" and "S" on the scroll just below front paw of tiger, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4.7cm wide and circa 3cm wide. Pre 1951 Churchill no 537refers (but has paw raised as per 535).
Leicestershire Regiment Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badge Die cast bronze with two original lugs to reverse. Paw down variety. Some minor wear and slight dent to centre of tiger. Pre 1951 pattern. Churchill No. 537 refers.
Leicestershire Yeomanry Cast Beret Badge A very good quality theatre made cast beret cap badge in brass gilding metal. This unit served in Palestine at the outbreak of WW2. Small at 3,2cm tall, with original slider.
Life Boys Jersey Badge ( 1947 - 1966) and one part of a Life Saving Guards WBC, pre 1929 A Life Boy Jersey badge with original pin fitting, but the 'C' clasp is bent over pin and will need to be straightened (circa 5cm tall) plus the female half only of a brass waist belt plate to the Life Saving Guards. The all brass version of the Life Boy Badge was worn on the blue jersey uniform and produced during the utility restrictions of 1947 to 1954, after which it became an option to the enamelled version, but continued to be worn up until 1966 when the Life Boys came to an end. The LifeSaving Guards-Boys, or the Life Saving Scouts of the World, was a Boy Scouting organization that operated starting in 1910. Salvation Army founder William Booth met with Baden-Powell for discussion about a possible Salvationist Scouting program. The Salvation Army thus began its Life Saving Scouts of the World in 1913 for boys and in 1915 a parallel organisation, Life-Saving Guards, for girls. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the BSA's rights to the "Scouting" service mark, several scouting organizations were forced to change their names. In 1918, the Life Saving Scouts changed its name to LifeSaving Guards-Boys which led to many Life Saving units transferring to the BSA. LifeSaving Guards-Boys leader began to press for affiliation with the BSA. In 1929, a special charter was granted to the Life Saving Guards-Boys from the BSA to join the two organizations together. A shame the other half is missing. Com FB
Lifeboat Gallantry - RNLI Medals and how they were won The bible for any saving life at sea medal collectors or those interested in this fascinating aspect of maritime and social history. Published by Spink and the RNLI in 1998, and edited by Barry Cox, who was honorary librarian of the RNLI. The accounts of awards for each individual are printed in full and make incredible reading. It covers the period 1824-1996. Some very interesting black and white photos are repoduced in the rear section of crews and individuals honoured. Fully indexed. Large format book, hardback with dustjacket, 454pp, In new condition throughout and no tears in dustcover, only slight creasing and some feint impression lines in the dustover, but in all other respects like new. Heavy book so postage only to UK.
Light Infantry ( LI ) Anodised Aluminium AA Staybrite Cap Badge - Timings In good condition with slider stamped H.W. Timings Ltd, B'ham. Slight service wear, but good condition. K&K Vol 2, No 2031 refers.
Light Infantry Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Timings Has seen quite some service wear but a scarce maker. Original slider marked M.W. Timings Ltd, B'Ham.
Light Infantry Chromed White Metal Facing Pair of Collar Badges In excellent condition, die struck in chromed white metal with two original lugs to each. Circa 3.1cm tall. A matched facing pair.
Light Infantry Regiments Anodised Aluminium Silver Coloured Large Pattern Button Anodised aluminium silver coloured button, circa 26mm in diameter. Floating shank. Backmarked Buttons Limited, Birmingham. Worn circa 1946 - 1959 by the regiments of the Light Infantry Brigade, which included the Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ), King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry ( KOYLI ), King's Shropshire L.I., and the Somerset & Cornwall Light Infantry. Signs of minor service wear. Ripley No 314 refers,
Lincolnshire Territorials 4th / 5th Battalion Bi Metal Cap Badge Good strong badge with original slider and blank tablet seeded ground below sphinx. Unfortunately a small fracture between scroll and bottom of plinth which could be relatively easily repaired. Condition is great apart from this and damage is reflected in the price. Worn 1908 - 1917. K&K No 1708 refers. Comm StF
Liverpool City Police Facing Pair of Sergeants' Silver Bullion Arm Badges, c.1929-1952 Facing pair of liver birds below a king's crown, as worn by sergeants only. Removed from uniform. Uneven wear to reverse, but a reasonable pair from the front. Bullion in good condition, on padded black felt backing cloth. Circa 5cm and 5.5cm tall.
Liverpool Scottish ( Queen 's Own Cameron Highlanders ) White metal cap badge with two loops to the reverse worn by the territorial battalion of the Cameron Highlanders. St.Andrew above a scroll, Cameron, within a wreath of thistle flanked by two more scrolls, Liverpool Scottish. Embossed Gaunt London to reverse of cross, which is quite indistinct and hard to read. Sealed on 28/3/1938. The Liverpool Scottish ceased to be the 10th Battalion King 's Regiment in 1937 and became part of the Cameron Highlanders. Much whiter in colour than the photo suggests. K&K Vol 2 No 2364 refers. A140.3
London Irish Rifles Large Pattern Black Button, pre 1953 Fixed shank, very sharp detail. Blank reverse. Circa 25mm in diameter.
London Irish Rifles Large Pattern Black Button, pre 1953 Fixed shank, very sharp detail. Blank reverse. Circa 25mm in diameter.
London Scottish Officer's large Brass Button Maker marked Jennens & Co, London, fixed shank. 25mm in diameter. Slight polishing to detail, but otherwise good condition.
London Scottish Territorials White Metal Cloak Chain An attractive cloak chain complete with all fittings original, present and correct. Very sharp detail. A87.7
London Scottish Volunteers {Postcard on Camp in 1904 - From C.S. Pinkerton A good early original image of the London Scottish Rifle Volunteers in their kilts taken at Newhaven Camp in Sussex in 1904. The card is postally used and the stamp cancellation is dated 4th August 1904. The soldier identified on the front has signed himself on the reverse of the card message. C.S. Pinkerton. A Charlie Pinkerton, Acting Corporal, was killed at loos in 1915 with the 14th London Regiment ( London Scottish), but I cannot confirm this as the same man. Possibly a relation.
London University STC ( Senior Traning Corps) Mufti Chrome Lapel Badge, King's Crown Scarce and in very good condition with original horseshoe fitting.
Lord Kitchener The Sirdar Boer War Square Stoneware Wall Plate Part of a series of rectangular green glaze bordered wall plaques manufactured in 1899-1900 depicting famous British commanders and generals. With silk suspension ribbon. Transfer image colourful but with some wear to the transfer. Circa 20.5cm tall and 18.5cm wide. Suspended from yellow silk and with and the remains of an old paper label stuck to the reverse. Please note we will only post this to a UK address on account of the nature of the item.
Lord Roberts Decorative Boer War Commemorative China Plate One of a series of plates depicting Boer War generals with attractive fretted lattice work border. Central transfer in very good condition. Unmarked on reverse. No cracks, chips or repairs to plate. The small black mark on the reverse is a firing or kiln mark. Circa 21.5cm in diameter. Please note due to nature of the item will only post to a UK address.
Lord Roberts Medal - Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs Bronze medallion with suspension loops, 30mm in diameter, in good condition. Coll
Lord Strathcona's Horse ( Royal Canadians ) Officer's Medium Pattern Gilt Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, backmarked Hawkes & Co, London. In very good condition. Coll.
Lord Strathcona's Horse Militia ( Royal Canadians ) Bronze Collar Badge, 1909 - 1911 Single Bronze collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.8cm tall. In good condition. Note the lack of the beaver at the base of the tree which is on the top of the shield. This is the very scarce early pattern badge. Mazeas No MC 8 refers.
Lothian & Borders Horse Yeomanry Officer's Large Brass Button 25mm in diameter, made by WM, ANDERSON & SONS EDINBURGH. Fixed shank. In good condition. Ripley 354 refers (pre 1952)
Lothian & Borders Horse Yeomanry Officer's Large Gilt Button 25mm in diameter, made by FIRMIN, London. Fixed shank. Gilt in very good condition. Ripley 354 refers (pre 1952)
Lothian and Border Horse Yeomanry Brass Cap Badge A brass wheat sheaf with original slider to the reverse. A good stiff badge in gilding metal. Worn until 1956. Good condition.
Lovat Scouts Imperial Yeomanry Large Pattern Gilt Officer's Button, pre 1908 A scarce officer's I.Y. button to this famous unit. Gilt bright although some surface wear. Unusual Scottish maker, backmarked Frazer Ross & Co Ltd, Glasgow. Circa 24mm in diameter.
Loyal North Lancashire Officer 's Medium Pattern White Metal Button Circa 19mm in diameter with fixed shank and maker marked Gaunt London. In very good condition with sharp detail.
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Matched Pair of Officer's OSD Collar Badges - Gaunt tablets Good matched pair, two original lugs to the reverse, each with a JR Gaunt London tablet on the reverse. One tablet has verdigris on it. These are a better colour match than the picture suggests.
Loyal Suffolk Hussars Other Rank's bi-metal cap badge A very good die stamped bi-metal example. Slider to the reverse. Two brazing holes to the reverse. Sharp detail and in very good condition.
Lt Commander Max Horton & Submarine E9 Matt postcard, not postally used. Some edge damage to two corners and 1cm tear in top middle edge.
Lucas-Tooth Boys Training Bronze Efficiency Medal with date clasp for 1927 An unusual bronze medal, unnamed as issued, suspended from a red and blue ribbon. Circa 32mm in diameter. NEF condition. Created by Sir Robert Lucas Lucas- Tooth (1844-1915), brewer, was born on 7 December 1844 in Sydney, eldest son of Edwin Tooth and his wife Sarah, née Lucas. He was educated in England at Eton and in 1863 rowed in the college eight. In December he returned to Sydney, joined R. and F. Tooth & Co. and became active in the management of the Kent Brewery; in 1868 he became a partner. He had bought the Kameruka estate near Bega from his uncle Frederick in 1864; between 1868 and 1871 it shrank from 75,000 acres (30,352 ha) of leasehold to 22,000 acres (8903 ha) of freehold land. He put into practice there his own humanitarian social ideas, providing his tenant farmers with six-roomed cottages, a school, a church, a meeting-hall, store and post office. He planted English trees on a large scale, built an ornamental lake, kept an aviary of golden pheasants and liberated all kinds of game: pheasants, quails, hares and foxes. He gradually changed from grazing Durham and Shorthorn cattle to dairying, founded a fine Jersey herd from imported stock, evolved a matured cheddar cheese and was the first in the colony to make Edam cheeses. Kameruka became a 'transplanted segment of the English countryside'. He moved with his family to the UK in 1889. In 1904 by royal licence he took the name and arms of Lucas-Tooth and in 1906 was created a baronet in recognition of his services to the Empire. Soon afterwards he gave £50,000 to promote the physical and moral training of boys, and so we have the medal! The training was somewhat along the lines of army cadets, which acted as a feeder for the regular army. Comm FB. Code: 53359Price: 15.00 GBP
Machine Gun Corps ( MGC ) Officer's OSD Collar Badge - Gaunt Die cast bronze with three original lugs to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Circa 3cm tall and 3.5cm wide.
Machine Gun Corps Officer's OSD Match collars - Maker marked Officer's service dress bronze die cast collars with three original lugs a piece. These are maker marked and have J R Gaunt London in very small letters on the reverse of each one. Some signs of service wear with slight bend in one crown. Scarce pair of collars.
Machine Gunner Marksman Embroidered Khaki British Army Proficiency Badge In good bright condition with no damage or moth. Some small glue traces to reverse, which has some age to it. Comm FB
Magificent WW1 Postcard of Scots Guards on the march - pipers to the front! One of my favourite WW1 images of a guards battalion on the march - are we downhearted - No. Postally unused and no corner wear, slight wrinkles from storage in an album. Love the fact they can puff on pipes and smoke at that pace!
Major Montague Radcliffe Lamb, Northumberland Fusiliers Framed Bestowal Certificate for Award of Distinquished Service Order ( DSO ) dated 1st January 1917. Signed by King George V and Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War ery scarce document in black frame and behind glass. I have not taken it out so I do not know if it is cut down, glued in or loose. Of great interest to anybody who owns his medals or the Northumberland Fusilier collector. Frame is Circa 34.5cm tall and 21.5cm wide). Overseas shipment possible but please contact me by email before checking out for an exact shipping quotation. His Obituary and portrait photograph appeared in the 1937 St George's gazette (a photocopy of this will be provided). He died 15th August 1937 at Harrogate. Served with the 2nd NF in Boer War and after - joining the 1st Battalion in India in 1908. He commanded a company of the 2nd Battalion in the First War, with whom he was severely wounded in the Hozenzollern Redoubt in 1915. He was mentioned in despatches, and as well as receiving the DSO, was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. He retired shortly after the war ended. An important piece of ephemera to a long serving Northumberland Fusilier Officer.
Malacca Volunteer Corps Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm wide and 1.5 cm tall (corrected from 1cm tall post sale). Worn circa 1922 to 1942. Of Straits Settlements and Malay States interest, now Singapore and Malaysia. Malacca was a Malay enclave. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 797refers.
Malacca Volunteer Rifles Brass Collar Badge, circa 1915 - 1942 Die struck collar badge. The two scrolls beneath read Malacca Volunteer Rifles, Firm but Few. Two original copper lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall. In good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. Of Straits Settlements and Malay States interest, now Singapore and Malaysia. Malacca was a Malay enclave. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 794 refers.
Malay Command Printed Cloth Formation Right facing, a yellow Malayan kris picked out in black on a green rectangle. Removed from uniform but in good condition. A183
Malay Regiment Other Rank's Gilding Metal Cap Badge, adopted 1933 In excellent condition, this is a good stiff badge with sharp detail and with two original lugs to the reverse. Quite large at circa 55mm by 43mm. Scarce. This was a two battalion force which fought well in the doomed defence of Singapore. After Japan's defeat it was revived and by the time of Independence in 1957 was seven battalions strong. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 820 refers.
Malay States Volunteer Rifles ( MSVR ) White Metal Glengarry / Cap Badge A scarce white metal die struck cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Worn 1902 - 1920. Circa 4.9cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 754 refers. B15.11
Malaya Johore Volunteer Rifles ( JVR ) Brass Cap Badge Good condition with sharp detail and with two original lugs to the reverse. Renfrew, Renfrew and Cranston No 798 refers, but this one is brass rather than white metal. Scarce. Sold to David
Malaya Johore Volunteer Rifles ( JVR ) Brass Shoulder Title In brass with two original lugs. Worn circa 1914 - 1927. In very good condition. Renfrew, Renfrew and Cranston No 801 refers. Sold to David
Malaya Johore Volunteer Rifles ( JVR ) Matched Facing Pair of Brass Collar Badges Scarce pair of matched and facing brass collar badges , worn 1914 - 1927. With two original lugs to each and sharp detail. Renfrew, Renfrew and Cranston No 799 and 800 refer. Sold to David
Malayan Federation Armoured Car Regiment Officer's cap badge, worn pre 1960 A scarce gilt and silver plated example on original loops. Exceptionally fine quality and delicate design, certainly not a mass produced item. Circa 3.6cm tall and wide. Formed 1st September 1952 and affiliated to 13th/18th Royal Hussars. Merged with Federation Regiment 1st January 1960 to form the Federation Reconnaissance Corps. Badge was worn for a short period only due to the time it took to issue, possibly for as little as 18 months.
Malayan Volunteer Infantry Matched Facing Match Collar Badges Worn 1915 - 1936 only. Cast in brass with a gilt finish, with two original lugs to the reverse. A cracking pair of collar badges. Good quality and scarce. Renfew et al, Nos 764 & 765 refer.
Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Issue (original striking) in box of issue with Compliments slip from Malta High Commission, London ORIGINAL 1ST ISSUE AS GIVEN TO ALL LIVING MALTA CONVOY VETERANS IN 1992. Mint Cupro-nickel medal instituted in 1992. This is NOT one of the later copies (which has the word "copy" below the right arm of the George Cross) but the original striking with its plain white cardboard box of issue plus the its original accompanying light blue COMPLIMENTS slip from the high commisioner of Malta in London, complete with pin,ribbon & bar ring suspender. Unnamed as issued. Medla is in mint condition, box is plain white but has some damage to one corner. Regretably there are no clues as to the identity of the recipient. The medal was awarded to surviving veterans who served in Malta in the armed services and auxiliary services between 10 June 1940 and 8 September 1943. Permission for British citizens to wear this medal was subsequently granted by the Queen. Coll.
Manchester Regiment Officer 's Cold War Brass Shoulder Title A scarce small lettered semi-circular brass shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Worn post WW2 by regular officers of the Regiment. In very good condition. Circa 4.4cm wide and the letters are circa 0.7cm tall. Westlake - not depicted but mentioned on page 114. A190.6
Manchester Regiment Training Reserve Squad Original WW1 Postcard Postally unused, the image has some interesting features including a cloth shoulder title "T.R." on the soldier seated on the right. however, my favourite part of the image are the two moustachioed pipe smokers seated on the left. Twins perhaps? At the very least, brothers. Minor corner / edge wear but in good condition.
Manchester Regt Officers Large Gilt Button ( 63rd & 96th Foot) Firmin & Sons Ltd, London. Gilt bright and detail sharp. Strong fixed shank. Ripley No 282 refers.
Masonic Royal Ark Mariner Members Breast Jewel Great detail with a stickpin fitting attachment to back. Unmarked silver plate, some signs of tarnish which will clean, suspended from top bar and original ribbon, with pin for piercing masons apron. Detail very good. Lovely condition for age.
Matched facing embroidered silk pair of British Forces Hong Kong Formation Signs Yellow Chinese dragons on red and black backgrounds, slight fade to red. removed from uniform but in good worn condition.
Matched Facing Pair of Officer 's Bullion edged Embroidered Cloth Formation Signs - 13th Corps A matched facing pair of officer quality formation signs, removed from uniform, a bit grubby and bullion has some damage on the edges but does not detract. Each is circa 4.3cm square. Comm FB
Matched Facing Pair of Victorian Boer War Royal Irish Reserve Regiment Collar Badges A scarce pair of matched die struck collar badges in blackened white metal with two original blackened brass lugs to the reverse. Flat topped QVC crowns. Circa 3.1cm tall. Lovely pair. During the South African war of 1899 - 1902, Reserve Regiments were formed in 1900. Many of these units were wound up at the war's end. Churchill No 1760 refers.
Matched Frosted Silver & Enamel Rank Crowns for the Rank of Major with a single Gilt A for Aide-de-Camp A lovely pair of frosted silver rank crowns with the jewels picked out in different enamel colours on the crowns with two original silvered lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.1cm tall, together with a small gilt 'A' (1cm tall) on long securing blades (both present) which signifies the position of Aide-de-camp. These came with the other Aide-de-camp items separately listed as worn for the Royal Tour to India and Burma in 1921 - 1922 made by Edward, the Prince of Wales.
Matched Pair of 6th Dragoon Guards Bi Metal Collar Badges, pre 1922 - Stunning Condition A great matched pair of bi-metal collars with equal colouring, sharp detail, two original lugs to the reverse of each (e-w) and two sweat / braising holes to the reverse of each scroll. Circa 3.1cm tall. Stunning condition and a great pair. A63.2
Matched Pair of Cheshire Regiment Brass Shoulder Titles In good condition with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Westlake 954 refers. A142.3
Matched Pair of Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Gold / Yellow on bottle Rifle Green Cloth Shoulder Titles Original embroidered unissued condition. Circa 9.8cm across at widest point. Exactly the same size, weave and colour.
Matched Pair of Embroidered 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division Formation Signs Red embroidered TT 's on a black square felt background, removed from uniform. In very good condition. The 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division was a first-line Territorial Army Division. It fought with distinction in Europe and North Africa, and were present at the Normandy landings. A134.5
Matched Pair of Embroidered Shoulder Titles - Army Catering Corps ( ACC ) Pigeon grey lettering on yellow, hessian backed, a good quality pair of embroidered shoulder titles. No mothing. Circa 13cm wide and 2.2cm tall. Davis No 383 refers. Comm GrH
Matched Pair of Gilt Grenade Collar Badges In good condition, an unusual find in high gilt finish ( NCOs?). Single lug to each. Circa 3cm tall. Worn by a number of fusilier or artillery units. Com FB
Matched Pair of Large Pattern Gold Bullion Collar Badges Large matched pair, circa 6.6cm tall, gold bullion on black left backings. Worn by a number of corps and regiments. Excellent condition and of good quality. Coll.
Matched Pair of Printed 48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade Formation Signs - wite on red ( 1st pattern ) In good condition with canvas backings, very good condition. Acquired from a former Gurkha officer. Each circa 4.8cm by 4cm. Coll.
Matched Pair of Printed GHQ Far East Land Forces ( FARELF ) Formation Signs Match pair of bright colours with equal wear. Removed from uniform. Property of a former Gurkha officer. In very good condition. A134.4
Matched Pair of Royal Engineers ( R.E.) Brass Shoulder Titles Pair with hexagonal lugs. Some tarnishing but otherwise in very good condition.
Matched Pair of Royal Engineers ( RE ) Officer's OSD Collar Badges - 10 flames! Royal Engineer ( RE ) bronze grenades (unusally with ten flames!), with two original lugs to each. Circa 4.7cm tall. Very good condition with sharp detail, note some bending / service wear to lugs).
Matched Pair of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Officer 's Silver and Gilt Shoulder Titles - Gaunt A matched facing pair of officer's silver and gilt shoulder titles with three original lugs to the reverse and St George facing left and right respectively. Worn circa 1936 - 1968. An enthusiastic batman has polished away a lot of the detail of the St Georges'. Both maker marked JR Gaunt.London to the reverse. Slight verdigris to the front and reverse of one and light bending to some of the lugs. Condition reflected in price. Col D. Wood No 285 refers. A135.8
Matched Pair of South African Pioneer Battalion Bronze Collar Badges A really nice pair of collar badges, great design. Believe this pattern was worn between 1934 and 1940. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall. Most probably officer's issue. In excellent condition.
Matched Pair of Tyne ( Tyne Electrical Engineers ) Royal Artillery ( Territorials ) Anodised Aluminium aa Collar Badges In excellent condition with central square lug to the reverse of each. Tyne Royal Artillery matched OSD collar badges A scarce pair of matched collars to this North East territorial unit LAA/SL Regt RA (TA) When the TA was reconstituted in 1947, a number of units were reformed that traced their origin to the Tyne Electrical Engineers' lineage, including 537 Searchlight Regiment (Tyne Electrical Engineers) RA representing 37th S/L Regiment and 37th LAA Regiment, and they wore this pattern of collar badge. Coll
Matched Pair of WW2 era printed Royal Artillery Cloth Shoulder Titles Good worn condition, removed from uniform.
Matched Pair of WW2 Northumberland Home Guard ( HG ) Printed Cloth Designation Flashes Removed from uniform and therefore worn condition. Would have been worn with separate numbers above. Scarce. Coll.
Matched Pair of WW2 Singapore Brass Shoulder Titles A nice pair of WW2 brass Singapore shoulder titles with two original small loops to the reverse. Circa 5.2cm wide and 1cm tall. Minor service wear otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 753 refers. A183
Matched pairs of 5th ( Yorkshire ) Infantry Division Printed & Support Troops Embroidered Formation Designation Cloth Flash Set A matched pair of 1st pattern 5th Infantry Division ( Yorkshire Northern Command ) printed formation signs which came with two matched and facing stitched formation signs ( Divisional Royal Artillery / Engineers ?). Came together so would prefer not to split. Removed from uniform and in generally very good condition. Worn circa 1940 - 1946 Comm FB
Matched set of 4 Rank Guards / Household Division Officers Pips Set of 4, large pattern black finish, quality 2 part construction complete with original pin backs and retainers.
Matching Pair of Brass Army Cadet Force ( ACF ) Shoulder Titles A post 1942 pair of matching shoulder titles with two original lugs to each. In very good condition. Circa 3.2cm wide and 1.1cm tall. Westlake 1621 refers. Comm FB
Medal of the Order of the League of Mercy 1898 - the original Badge of the Order Appointments were approved by the Sovereign on the recommendation of the Grand President of the League of Mercy as a reward for distinguished personal service to the League in assisting the support of hospitals. Instituted in 1898 the League ceased to exist in 1947, on the dawn of the Welfare state. Interestingly the order was reinstated in 1999, but with a new and less complex design of award. The original badge of the order, as offered for sale here, is an enamelled red cross surmounted by the Prince of Wales's plumes enfiladed by a coronet, with a central medallion depicting the emblem of the League, a group of figures representing Charity, set within a laurel wreath. No damage to enamel or repairs. Unnamed as issued. A splendid looking medal.
Medallion - Good Luck to the Australian Bushmen Corps - Boer War 1899 - 1900 Small medallion, 22mm in diameter. Brass with gilt mainly worn away, but scarce and otherwise in good condition. Medallion - Good Luck to the Australian Bushmen Corps - Boer War 1899 - 1900 Small medallion, 22mm in diameter. Brass with gilt mainly worn away, but scarce and otherwise in good condition. Coll.
Medium Machine Gunner Marksman Embroidered Khaki British Army Proficiency Badge A bit grubby but no damage or moth other than slight edge nip at 2 o'clock. Has some age to it. A183
Medium Pattern Gilt Button as worn by a member of the personal staff of Edward, Prince of Wales, Made for the Royal Tour to India & Burma in 1921 - 22 Engraved medium sized gilt button, circa 1.4cm in diameter, flat backed button with fixed shank. Maker marked Firmin London. Only the medium button is for sale in this listing, the larger version is separately listed. They are depicted together for comparison purposes. Worn during the visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor to India & Burma November 17, 1921 - March 7, 1922. He sailed on HMS Renown.
Memento of the Great War - 4th August 1914 - Tinnie celebrating the Birth of the Treasury One Pound Note or Bradbury! The gold standard was suspended at the outbreak of the war in 1914, with Bank of England and Treasury notes becoming legal tender as a subsititute for scarce gold coins. The First World War (1914-18) placed great demands on Britain's gold supply: the Government needed gold to meet the costs of the war, and the public tended to hoard gold as private security in this time of uncertainty. This depleted the circulation of gold sovereigns and half sovereigns (coins worth one pound and ten shillings, respectively). To supplement the scarce coinage, the British Treasury began to issue paper notes for these amounts. The first pound notes were issued on 7 August 1914, only three days after war was declared. Because they were produced in a such a hurry, the printing and design were very simple, and a more elegant note was issued in October 1914. The notes were signed by Sir John Bradbury, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, and they were soon nicknamed 'Bradburys'. Later issues carried more elaborate designs, printed in colour with larger, patriotic images of St George and the Dragon and Britannia. Treasury notes continued to be produced until 1928, when the Bank of England took over responsibility for issuing the one pound and ten shilling notes. An usual and scarce item of WW1 memorabilia. Pin is original and whilst it is in good condition, it looks its age.
Menin Gate Memorial Ypres - Post WW1 vintage memorial booklet of original souvenir photographs This booklet is in excellent clean condition and offers 10 different post cards of the Menin Gate memorial to commemorate 55,000 soldiers who died in the First World War. Some folding to tissue papers interleaved, but in good tight, clean condition. Pencil marks to front (price in francs).
Mercantile Marine Medal and Memorial Plaque to Simon Young - died on S.S. Nyanza ( Glasgow ) in 1918 WW1 Pair to Simon Young ( SS Nyanza ) comprising: a) Mercantile Marine War Medal, 1914-18 correctly impressed "Simon Young". Medal in NEF condition but ribbon while original is grubby. b) Memorial Plaque (Simon Young), has been glued at sometime, possibly into a frame and has a dark stain line across the front and some thick glue and paper bits stuck to the reverse. Would probably clean up with a bit of effort. Condition Fine. The SS Nyanza (4,053 gross tons) was sunk by a submarine, without warning, 14 miles N by NE from the Maiden, bound from Cardiff to Archangel with a cargo of coal on 29 September 1918. She was armed for defensive purposes. 13 were lost including the Master. Simon, an Able Seaman, was 56 and resided at 30 Edgerton, Canton, Cardiff. The National Archives on-line (BT 351/1) gives his place of birth as Queenstown and his year of birth as 1862. His wife was called Eliza Ann. Will be provided with a copy of the CWGC certificate. e is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Mercantile Marine Merchant Navy Ratings Full Dress Cap Badge Gilt crown and white metal anchor on red padded felt on black cloth background. Slight wear to gilt on bottom right of crown otherwise in very good condition. Circa 6cm tall.
Mercantile Marine Officer 's Gold Bullion Cap Badge Mercantile Marine Officer's Padded Gold Bullion Cap Badge. A good bullion example with brass metal crown and red felt backing cloth in good clean condition. Coll.
Mercian Brigade Bi-metal Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt London Worn 1959 to 1970. Component regiments were the Cheshire Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment, South and North Staffordshire Regiments. Original slider stamped J.R. Gaunt, London. Slider deliberately shortened, otherwise in good condition with minor service wear.
Mercian Brigade Gold and Silver Coloured Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt London Worn 1959 to 1970. Component regiments were the Cheshire Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment, South and North Staffordshire Regiments. Original slider stamped J.R. Gaunt, London. Signs of service wear to the slider, otherwise excellent condition.
Mercian Brigade Gold and Silver Coloured Anodised Cap Badge - Timings Worn 1959 to 1970. Component regiments were the Cheshire Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment, South and North Staffordshire Regiments. Original slider stamped HW Timings Ltd, B'ham. Signs of minor service wear, otherwise excellent condition. Scarce maker.
Mercian Infantry Brigade Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Slider has J.R. Gaunt London on reverse. Very slight service wear. This pattern worn 1958-1969 only.
Metropolitan Police Special Constable Long Service Medal 1914 Known as the "Chocolate Drop" medal, issued to Special Constables serving at outbreak of war in 1914. Reverse of top bar with original pin bears makers mark of G.R. Gaunt of London. The reverse is blank. Very good condition.
Middlesbrough Corporation Cap Badge - Tramcar Staff Middlesbrough ( County Durham ) Corporation die struck white metal cap badge - almost certainly of the pattern issued to tramcar staff and worn above their script-lettering grade badges such as "Motorman". The coat of arms of Middlesbrough with a scroll below Erimus ( We Shall Be). Two original lugs to the reverse, circa 3.6cm tall. A104 (1/3)
Middlesex Duke of Cambridge's Hussars ( or 1st County of London Yeomanry ) Brass Cap Badge, KGV cypher Good sharp detail and a strong stiff badge. Usually referred to as the Middlesex Yeomanry despite the fancy title. Long original slider, with crimp mark. 3.5cm in diameter. Worn Circa 1911 - 1937 and therefore also during WW1. Usually found in white metal, but also issued in brass (confirmed in Gaylor, page 86 refers).
Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry Edward VII OR’s cap badge Die-stamped white metal cap badge with F.E.Woodward, B’ham stamped on the original slider. A deep score to slider otherwise in good condition with sharp detail. Worn circa 1902 - 1908. Scarce. Later the 1st County of London Yeomanry ( Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge's Hussars ). Sold to Phil
Middlesex Regiment - The Die Hards - Old Comrades Enamel Pin Lapel Buttonhole Badge Badge is a bit misshapen (see third photo) but despite this the enamel is in good condition some minor glazing cracks, but with none missing. Original pin and C clasp, but the C clasp has been bent shut, it could be opened but I did not want to attempt it as it might break! A bright and well designed badge, but conditon reflected in price.
Middlesex Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge Bi-metal cap badge with original slider and three braising expansion holes to rear. Some discolouration of gilding metal to top half of laurel wreath but otherwise in good condition with sharp detail.
Middlesex Regiment Officer's Silver and Gilt Full Dress Collar Badge A magnificent two piece construction collar badge, 3.1cm tall and 3cm wide. Two original lugs to reverse. In excellent condition with sharp detail. Churchill No 1449 refers.
Middlesex Regiment Victorian / Edwardian Bi-metal cap badge The phrase here has to be "lovingly polished". Has therefore lost a lot of detail. Early pattern cap badge as on lugs. Two original lugs to the reverse, with signs of service wear.
Middlesex Regiment War Office Controlled Units with Regimental Flash Battledress Combination Embroidered White on Red Cloth Shoulder Title( two moth holes either side of the X), above an embroidered War Office Controlled Formation Sign (King's Crown), with a Purple and Yellow Middlesex Regimental Felt Flash below, all still sewn to the part of the battledress sleeve. Some white bluetack to the reverse and apart from the moth to the shoulder title, in good condition. Scarce. Comm GrH
Middlesex Yeomanry GVI issue Officer 's Bi Metal Collar Badge - Plated A lovely item, two part construction, die cast with P for silver plated stamped to reverse. Two original lugs to the reverse. In great condition. Circa 3.7cm tall. B28.19 Sold to PG
Military Historical Society Bulletin No 95 February 1974 Card covers, thin booklet of 30 pages, but containing informative articles on: British Formation Badges, 1940 - 1956 The Mesopotamia Half Flight 1915 (genesis of the Royal Australian and Royal New Zealand Air Forces) The Rugeley Loyal Volunteers, 1803 - 1814 The Liverpool Welsh Rifle Volunteer Corps 1859 One pen mark otherwise good clean condition
Military Provost Staff Corps Brass Cap Badge, post 1952 Die cast brass ERII issue with original slider to the reverse. In very good condition. A130.3
Military Provost Staff Corps OSD Officer's Bronze Cap ( GV ) badge - Gaunt A scarce WW1 vintage OSD die cast bronze cap badge with two original blades and back stamped JR Gaunt London. In excellent condition. Cannot have been many of these made. K&K Vol 1 no 1054 refers.
Miniature / small A.R.P. Air Raid Precautions ( ARP ) Mufti Enamel & Chrome Lapel Badge An original miniature size Air Raid Precautions chrome and enamel mufti badge. Retaining original buttonhole fitting, some nibbling to the enamel and hints of rust to the reverese. Circa 1.8cm tall. Coll.
Miniature / small A.R.P. Air Raid Precautions Lapel Badge Small pattern, unofficial purchase, white metal (although photo makes it look brassy), circa 1.9cm tall. The normal larger version is photographed along side purely for comparison purposes. Coll.
Miniature Gothic Armour Augsburg 1485 by the sculptor Roy Gregory retailed through Peter Dale Limited of Burlington Arcade London in the 1970s A model armour of the superb circa 1485 mounted knight now located in the Royal Armouries, Leeds, except this knight is armed with a more impressive sword rather than a mace. The figure is superbly accurate in the shape formed and control in the multiple flutes hammered into such small sheet. This beautifully made knight and horse, in full plate , is completed with the dragon tail modelled as part of the horses armour. The horse is a work of art in itself; well made and anatomically faithful. A fantastic centre piece and very useful for the study of armour. The figure is not articulated but does come out of its saddle and the roundels on the spurs rotate. This is a work of art in miniature by the sculptor Roy Gregory, who was an inspiration for armour collectors and model makers alike. Each mounted figure he made, including sculpting the horse, took him about three months to craft. See photos of him attached at work. Unfortunately Roy is no longer with us, but he lives on through his work. His knights command premium prices and retailed in limited numbers as hand crafted masterpieces through the prestigious Peter Dale Armouries of London in the 1970s. Roy Gregory's Models are part of the permanent display at the Visitor Centre at the site of the Battle of Bosworth museum. When Prince Charles opened the newly refurbished Centre and was particularly impressed by these models. Roy was duly presented to him and was commissioned to create a special piece for Windsor Castle, a model of the Black Prince. His armours were crafted from aluminium (cleverly avoiding the proverbial problem of rust), wood, leather, and the horses from modelling clay and attractively mounted on wooden display plinths with a plaster plaque describing each figure. Circa 16 inches tall excluding the base, mounted on a plinth of 13 inches by 6 inches. The seated Knight figure is 11 inches tall. Scaling this at 1:12 Overseas buyers, please contact us by email for an accurate shipping quotation. UK Sterling Cheques drawn on a UK Bank or Bank transfer only on this item please.
Ministry of Food Ration Book for 1952-53 - North Wales connection Partially used ration book issued to an H.J. Cazaly who lived in North Wales (address is very faded). Some retailer stamps for a grocer in Llanengan. A number of coupons removed, some pages with crossing out, but a fascinating insight into post war history. Ration books were books which contained coupons that shopkeepers cut out or signed when people bought food and other items (you still paid for the goods with money). They came in a number of different colours. 'The colour of your ration book was very important as it made sure you go the right amount and types of food needed for your health. Most adults had buff-coloured ration books (as in this case of the one for sale here). Green ration books were issued to pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5. They had first choice of fruit, a daily pint of milk and a double supply of eggs. Blue ration books were issued to children between 5 and 16 years of age. It was felt important that children had fruit, the full meat ration and half a pint of milk a day. Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight on 4 July 1954, when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted. This happened nine years after the end of the war! Great collectable item or as a "bring-and-show" for your child's school project.
Modern Postcard of WW1 iconic Your Country Needs You - Earl Kitchener Some dents and wear but would be good for a WW1 display
Modern Yorkshire Related Cloth Formation Sign A modern weave style flash in very good condition bearing the white rose for Yorkshire. Circa 5cm by 4cm. Allegedly a cadet item. A183
Monmouthshire Regiment ( T.A. ) Embroidered White on Red Shoulder Title, Wales Removed from uniform, in generally good condition. Of Welsh interest. Davis No 397 refers Comm GrH
Monmouthshire Regiment or Welsh Regiment Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Brass Collar Badge - Left Facing Slight polishing to detail on dragon's hind quarter, dark original lugs, slightly squashed, otherwise in good condition. Probably pre-1914 issue from looking at the age patina and possibly once blackened which would more likely make it a Welsh Regiment Volunteer Corps Collar badge. Churchill No 1152 refers.
Monmouthshire Regiment Other Ranks Brass Collar Badge - Right Facing Sharp detail with two original lugs, slightly bent, otherwise in very good condition. Churchill No 1923 refers.
Monouthshire Royal Field Artillery RFA Territorial Brass Shoulder Title Scarce brass one piece shoulder title with 3 dark toned loops to reverse in very good condition. Westlake No 643 refers.
Montgomeryshire (Welshpool) Imperial Yeomanry Bronze Boer War Tribute Medal in Original Fitted Case Exceptionally scarce to find in its original Welshpool jewellers box. The medal is in mint condition, made from bronze and 38.5mm in diameter. The box is in good condition with fully functional hook and clasp. Blue velvet and silk lining are in very good condition. The Montgomeryshire IY provided the 31st and 49th Companies which with the 29th (Denbighshire Hussars) and the 30th (Pembrokeshire) formed the 9th Battalion of Imperial Yeomanry from 1900-1901. In addition, in 1901, the regiment raised the 88th and 89th Companies which served until 1902.
MOP Mother of Pearl WW1 Australian A.I.F Sweetheart from Bethlehem, Palistine Superb piece of history same size as collar, hand carved in mother of pearl, obviously sold to Aussie soldiers passing through or visiting Bethlehem prior to being dispatched to battle fields around the world in excellent condition.
More Photos of the Gieve's Naval Box Set to Lt-Cdr Sheen, DSC, RN More photographs of the wonderful full dress cocked hat and epaulettes which belonged to Lt-Commander C.E. Sheen, DSC, RN.
MSVR Malay States Volunteer Rifles Brass Shoulder Title, worn circa 1902 - 1921 Brass shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Very good condition. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 757 refers. A192.3
Napoleonic era Captain's Royal Navy Button - excavated condition A scarce Georgian, 1795 - 1810 era Royal Naval Captain's Tunic Button. Circa 15mm in diameter. Some gilt still remaining and shank still present but bent over. Very scarce and quite reasonable condition for an excavated item.
Napoleonic era French 24th Line Infantry Regiment Small pattern pewter tunic button 24th line Infantry French army, Napoleonic wars pewter button, as found condition- excavated. Retaining fastener. Circa 15mm in diameter.
Napoleonic Wars Leyland and Ormskirk ( Lancashire ) Local Militia Officer 's Gilt Coatee Tunic Button, c1809 - 1816 Small tunic button at circa 14mm in diameter, fixed shank, semi-domed with open back and maker marked to the reverse " I. Nutting & Son, London ". Gilt bright and detail sharp. Front depicts the usual star found on Local Militia buttons with a rose of Lancaster in the centre below a ducal coronet and a strap with the title of the unit " Leyland and Ormskirk L.M. " Fantastic condition for age and rare. A155.4
Narrow Display Case with special foam insert for Button Storage and Display - Contents not included 36.8 x 19.7 x 2.55cm, glass fronted, stiff card with black faux leather finish with special button retaining red foam insert. This variety does NOT come with retaining pins as the lids are a tight fit. Please note that due to the size, weight and glass, I am unable to post to addresses outside the UK Mainland. The insert is cut for shanks, which on the stiff/fixed officer shanks means they tend to stay in place (Other rank versions tend to need a bread tie poked through the cuts in the foam to hold them in place). Stores up to Qty 72 large buttons of circa 26mm in diameter (12 rows, 6 across or vice versa). It could also be used to store smaller buttons or a mix of large and small, as the the foam is cut in such a way to enable a number of display options. Please note the buttons depicted here are not included in this sale but only shown to let you see how your case could look with your own collection. If you want more than one frame, or a combination of my other frames, please only order one frame type and do not pay by paypal until you receive a confimation email from me as to actual postage which will be calculated at cost for any multiple orders. You can mix and match with my other display case solutions. Just let me know by email which ones you require and I will prepare a custom shipping quotation. Again, please note that due to the size, weight and glass, I am unable to post to addresses outside the UK Mainland.
Natal ( Carbineers ) Cavalry Volunteers Unmarked Silver Shooting Medallion, 1896 - Present at Defence of Ladysmith An attractively engraved medal ( circa 3.6cm across ) to the Natal Carbineers, maker marked T&F, with original pin fitting and c clasp fittings and engraved on both sides as follows: Obverse engraved: " Natal Cavalry Vols, Field Firing Comp, 1896, won by E Troop, 119 points " Reverse engraved: " Presented to Tr. A. Miles by Lt F.E. Foxon, O.C. Richmond Troop " Alexander Miles, Trooper, Natal Carbineers (No. 4 – Richmond Squadron) entitled to Queens South Africa Medal with clasp Defence of Ladysmith Born in Surrey in 1856, the son of Thomas and his Ann Miles. Emigrated to South Africa and became a resident of Richmond, a small farming hamlet just outside of Pietermaritzburg. Attested for service with the Natal Carbineers in 1888, Trooper A. Miles, regimental no 67, on the outbreak of the second Anglo Boer conflict, mustered as part of No. 4 Squadron of the Natal Carbineers on 29th Sept 1899, under the command of Major G.F. Macfarlane, the then Mayor of Pietermaritzburg. The regiment immediately proceeded to Ladysmith on the northern Natal battle front. The regiment, including Miles, were to become besieged in that small bustling township. All told the Siege was to last three months and, with the troops reduced to eating horse meat and enteric and other conditions rife, it was small wonder that life was unpleasant. To add insult to injury there was also the Long Tom guns of the Boer forces which peppered the town and its inhabitants with shells fired randomly. This caused more of a nuisance that injury to life and limb but it was a sober reminder that freedom of movement was severely restricted and liberation still distant. Possibly as a result of deprivations experienced in the siege Trooper Miles was, at the age of 45, discharged from Carbineers, being taken off strength on 7 March 1901 on account of ill health. He returned to his civilian pursuits and, having married Rose Ann Hall in Richmond some time before, fathered no fewer than six children: Ada Elizabeth Harding; William Alexander Miles, Florence Ann Lowe, Percy Jex Miles, Agnes Ethel Vear and Frank Norman Miles. He passed away at the age of seventy-six years and seven months at “Hillglen” his property in the Avoca area near Verulam north of Durban, on 6th May 1932. He was a retired Pensioner with the South African Railways and Harbours at the time. He had moved to the North Coast area in 1907 where he had purchased several properties. Source:https://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/5-medals-and-awards/5402-a-miles-natal-carbineers-siege-of-ladysmith?limitstart=0 (with thanks to the researcher, Rory) War service record of Lt- Col F.E.Foxon, Natal Carbineers: FOXON Frank Ernest Augustus Cock, Lieutenant Colonel .Attested 26/11/1880, E Sqn.Magistrate, Ixopo. 1879 served with Natal Native Pioneers.Awarded 1879 medal and clasp. Promoted Corporal 2/4/1885, Sergeant 28/4/1886, Lieutenant 6/4/1889, Captain 1/12/1897. Served Boer War 29/9/1899 -19/10/1900, 18/9/1901-16/10/1901.Awarded QSA and Clasps. He was in action at Rietfontein (24.10.1899) and Lombard's Kop (30.10.1899), and when besieged at Ladysmith (November 1899 - 28.2.1900)(28.2.1900) wounded at Dejagersdrifton patrol duty on 30 July 1900 and took part in the Langsberg action. Promoted Major 10/3/1902 Awarded the V.D. Decoration in 1905 During the Bambatha Rebellion of 1906 he commanded a squadron of Natal Carbineers. Promoted Lt Colonel 28/12/1906. He was granted permission to retain his rank and wear the uniform of his regiment on his retirement. Source: http://www.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/southafrica/6180/ The Natal Carbineers are said to be the oldest volunteer regiment in the former British Empire and the senior regiment of the South African Army. The unit has fought in every conflict “logistically possible” since its establishment as the Pietermaritzburg Irregular Horse at a meeting of volunteers in the Pietermaritzburg court house on January 15, 1855. B28.11
Natal Coronation Medal 1902- 29mm medium sized version as awarded to local dignatories In Silver, this is the 29mm version (there are also varieties which are 21mm (awarded to school children) and 51mm (awarded to native chiefs). The medium sized version was awarded to local dignatories. In good condition and suspended from a small piece of blue ribbon with small contemporary pin bar. In very good condition.
National Union of Railwaymen - 30 years membership pin badge A sterling silver (marked) and enamel pin badge with pin and safety clasp. An attractive and scarce item. Approx 26mm tall and enamel in excellent condition.
National War Bonds - Original Home Front Leaflet Annotated in pencil as "Oct 1940", a double sided leaflet dealing with the tax and issue conditions for War Bonds. Rust mark on both sides from being stored next to another publication with a rusty staple. Has been folded. Circa 10.5 inches by 5 inches. Coll.
Navy League Tinnie - Keep Watch White and blue tinnie with original pin to the reverse. Rusting to reverse and slight staining to front. Circa 22mm in diameter.
NEAS - South African Native Labour Corps Bronze Cap Badge N.E.A.S = Non European Army Services - formed in 1940 and was effectively the South African Native Labour Corps. 2 orginal lugs in good but slightly polished condition.
NEAS - South African Native Labour Corps Bronze Cap Badge N.E.A.S = Non European Army Services - formed in 1940 and was effectively the South African Native Labour Corps. 2 original lugs in almost mint condition, dark bronze finish. Circa 4.6cm tall and 3.8cm wide. See matching collar badges separately listed as item 52913.
New South Wales Artillery early Australian interest coloured postcard EFA Military Series Postcard, postally unused. Minor corner wear otherwise good uncreased condition.
New Zealand - WW1 B9 Reinforcements Detachment Brass Cap Badge Brass two part construction badge with two original brass loops to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall and wide. In very good condition. Possibly worn on Cap and collar. Depicted in Corbett on page 176. B13.9
New Zealand ( NZ ) Scouts White Silk Embroidered Woven National Badge Many thanks to Phil 'down-under' for the information on the identity of this item. Circa 6.5cm by 5.2cm. Worn on the point of the scarf when at national events or at overseas jamborees. Comm FB
New Zealand - 17th ( Ruahine ) Regiment Cap / Collar Badge An attractive die struck gilding metal badge with two original lugs to the reverse and with original thin maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. Circa 3.3cm tall. Worn as either a cap or collar badge, they were the same size. Excellent condition. Corbett p.232 refers. Comm FB
New Zealand - 2nd Queen Alexandra's ( Wellington West Coast ) Mounted Rifles Pair of Collar Badges - Gaunt tablet to each New Zealand - 2nd Queen Alexandra's ( Wellington West Coast ) Mounted Rifles Pair of Collar Badges - Gaunt tablet to each A die struck blackened brass near matching pair of collar badges with two original lugs to the reverse of each, and each with original maker's thin tablet to the reverse JR Gaunt London (one applied upside down). Circa 3.5cm tall and 4cm wide. Good match except one is slightly more shiny than the other. Same size of badge and of same design was also worn as the unit's cap badge. Corbett page 142 refers. Comm FB
New Zealand - 4th ( Otago Rifles ) Regiment Cap Badge An attractive die struck and gilding metal badge with two original lugs to the reverse and with original thin maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. Battle honours South Africa 1901 - 1902. Circa 3.4cm tall and 4cm wide. Excellent condition. Corbett p.205 refers. Comm FB
New Zealand - 8th ( Southland Rifles ) Regiment Bronze Cap Badge - Gaunt tablet An attractive badge depicting a Maori Warrior grasping a taiaha with the motto below Kia mate toa ( Fight unto Death ). Bronze cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse and with original thin maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. Circa 5.5cm tall. Good condition. Corbett p.215 refers. Comm FB
New Zealand 4th Otago Regiment Brass Collar Badge In good condition with sharp detail with two original lugs on the reverse (east-west). 3.2cm wide and 2.7cm tall. Worn 1911 - 1948. Corbett p205 refers.
New Zealand Fern Brass Collar Badge - NZMR This looks exactly like the New Zealand Mounted Rifles pattern depicted in Corbett's book on page 125, and came with the NZMR shoulder title listed below, but it is slightly smaller than the dimensions given by Corbett. It measures 5cm ( 2 inches) long by 2.5cm (1 inch) tall. Two original lugs, some twisting. Dark toned and in good condition.
New Zealand Forces General Pattern ( Volunteers ) Gilt Brass Button, 1911 onwards Brass button back stamped Van Staveren, Wellington, with floating shank. Circa 2.1cm in diameter. Corbett, pages 295-298 refer.
New Zealand Medical Corps ( Territorials ) OSD Cap Badge - Firmin Tablet A scarce die cast bronze cast cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. It has a Firmin London tablet to the reverse. According to Corbett the scroll title " New Zealand Medical Corps " is the 2nd pattern version as worn by Territoral units. B6.3
New Zealand Painted White on Black Slip-on Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition and scarce. Circa 7cm wide. Comm FB
New Zealand Regiment Brass Cap Badge An attractive die cast badge, maker marked M.L.K. Ltd, WGTN, N.Z. (stands for Wellington, New Zealand). A Kiwi within a circle inscribed 'New Zealand Regiment'. enclosed by fern leaves and surmounted by a crown. Two original cooper loops. Circa 4.3cm tall and 4cm wide. A strong stiff badge with sharp detail.
New Zealand Regiment of Artillery Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt Tablet A really well die struck king's crown large pattern brass cap badge to the New Zealand Artillery with 3 original loops to reverse and maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. Great condition. According to Corbett, worn until 1947. Circa 6.5cm wide and 4.8cm tall.
New Zealand Senior Cadet Officer 's Cap / Collar Badge worn from 1911 onwards Die cast in OSD finish with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.9cm tall and 3.2cm wide. Maker marked JR Gaunt.London (with dot but the 11mm variety which is ok (unlike the 15mm copies) to the reverse). Worn in this size as both a cap badge and left facing collar badge (Oldham). The motto ' Fortes Fortuna Juvat ' on a scroll below a dexter arm. My thanks to other members of the BMBF for confirming that it was worn by Senior Cadet Officers from 1911 to 1921, Training Cadre from 1927, unposted Regular Service Recruits from 1932 to 1950 and troops stationed at Fanning Island during WW2. The badge was adopted for use by regular Force cadets in 1950 and was plated in silver or chrome from 1952. A135.6
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 1902 Edward VII Bronze Coronation Medal Medal struck on the order of the Mayor of Newcastle, Henry N. Newton and awarded to school children ion celebration of the King's coronation on 26th June 1902. Large medal at 38mm across. Unnamed as issued and in NEF condition. Original ribbon and pin suspension. Comm FB.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Royal Grammar School ( RGS) OTC Blackened Metal Shoulder Title Large title, in very good condition with 4 original lugs to the reverse. Officer Training Corps. Comm FB
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Special Constable Group including Medal - Sergeant David Kerr These three items came together. The photo is mounted on a card backing but the badges he wears are not very clear. The Special Constable faithful service medal (George VI) is named in upright capitals to Sergeant David Kerr, and the Newcastle Special Constable mufti lapel is in enamel and brass and back stamped 329 and maker marked Fattorini & Sons, Bradford. Enamel in good condition bar some minor surface scratching. Worthy of further research.
Newfoundland Regiment Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition, but with some paper stuck to the reverse. Scarce. A7.16
Nigerian Regiment Royal West African Frontier Force Blackened Brass Shoulder Title With two original lugs to the reverse, wear to the black finish, but in good condition. Worn from 1928 - 1960.
No 75 ( New Zealand ) Squadron Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Original Image from Flight Magazine 1944 No. 75 ( NZ ) Squadron of the RAF was the first Commonwealth squadron to be formed in Bomber Command. For sale here is an interesting image of the squadron dressing one of its Stirling Bombers. It is a one of two pages (four sides), folded, but otherwise in good condition and extracted from Flight Magazine dated 20th January 1944. The other pages are concerned with engine developments and news from axis airforces "Behind the Lines". I am not sitting pulling these magazines apart, these extracts were found in a book I have also listed on aircraft maintenance. In all, No. 75 Squadron and its predecessor, the New Zealand Wellington bomber flight, were awarded many decorations including one VC, 6 DSOs, 88 DFCs, 4 bars to DFCs, 2 CGMs and 17 DFMs.
Norfolk Regiment White Enamel and Gilt Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch A scarce First World War beautifully enamelled gilt sweetheart brooch. Original pin fitting but the fastening to the barrel has been replaced with a rusty truncated sewing pin, no damage to the enamel, gilt fresh. Circa 32mm tall.
Norfolk Yeomanry ( George VI ) Large Pattern Gilding Metal Cap Badge Large die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 5.5cm tall. In excellent condition. Sealed pattern 15th February 1937. K&K Vol 2 No 2328 refers, B12.2 Sold to PG
Norfolk Yeomanry Edward VII Ornate Gilt Brass Pouch Badge EDVII royal cypher crest with three screw posts to the reverse, one with retaining nut remaining. Circa 3.8cm tall and 4cm wide. Gilt in good condition.
Norhtumberland Fusiliers two piece brass Shoulder Title, pre 1910 As worn by regular battalions of the regiment pre 1910. With original lugs, slight signs of service wear, but generally good condition. Westlake 759 refers. Com FB
Normandy 1944 - 53rd ( Welsh ) Infantry Division Embroidered Cloth Formation Flash Sign Embroidered example of the red "W" on a horizontal base on a khaki background. Circa 4.2cm tall and 5.5cm wide. Glue traces to reverse and small drawing pin sized hole. Removed from uniform but otherwise in good condition. Has some age to it. As part of 21st Army Group the 53rd Division were involved in the fierce fighting at Normandy in 1944,and later in the Ardennes and the Reichwald Forest before crossing the Rhine. The 53rd Division was temporarily disbanded at the end of the war, but was reactivated in 1947 when the Territorial Army was reformed and reorganised. In 1968 the division was finally deactivated, but its 160th Brigade remains in service today. As the name suggests, the division recruited mainly in Wales but also in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Comm GrH
Normandy 1944 - WW2 Medal Group to Trooper L.J. Mancey, 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry ( RECCE Reconnaissance regiment attached to the 51st Highland Division ) Five campaign medals to 7899102 Trooper L.J. Mancey of the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry with box of issue ( issued by Cavalry & RAC records and sent to 134 Vartry Road, Tottenham, London , N.15), his matching dog tags, medal bar and some original paperwork confirming three of these medals and dates of service all stamped O.C. B Coy, 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry. New to market and contained in a box with a label to the outside inscribed "My Husbands War Medals 1939 - 1945 L. J. Mancey". The medals have at one time been held together with cello tape, the 8th Army clasp is original, and there is also included in the box a rose and MID bronze leaf. I have not been able to attribute the latter, but it came with the medals in this box. Unfortunately the medal entitlement slip is of little help as it appears that another hand has added additional spurious ticks! There is absolutely no Battle of Britain clasp included, but this has been ticked. Medals in GVF condition and will improve with residue of cellotape removed. Like many WW2 groups, it poses more questions than it provides answers. An interesting research project for a Yeomanry / Reconnaissance Corps collector. The 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry was a unit of the Territorial Army formed in August 1939. The regiment did not serve in the BEF during the Fall of France, and after Dunkirk it began training and being re-equipped before it arrived in Egypt as part of 8th Armoured Division (which never fought as a whole Division) in 1942, after a short period in Iraq serving with the 9th Army as an Armoured Unit, It served with distinction at the Battle of Alam el Halfa and the Second Battle of El Alamein, as part of 4th Armoured Brigade within 7th Armoured Division (the 2nd DY was the 1st Regiment to enter Tunis at the same time as 11th Hussars). In 1943 the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry returned to the United Kingdom to join the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division, as the divisional reconnaissance regiment until the end of the war. They were equipped with Daimler Armoured Cars. It then served with this Division during the Normandy campaign and then through the rest of the battles in Northern Europe, taking part in Operation Market Garden in 1944 and in the Ardennes after the German offensive in December 1944 which became known as the 'Battle of the Bulge'. The Regiment then fought in area of the Rhine for the early part of 1945 and crossed the Rhine in March during Operation Plunder and remained with 51st Division until the end of the war, in the Bremerhaven area of Germany, in May 1945. A62
North Irish Horse Yeomanry Brass Cap Badge Part of the Special Reserve post 1908, rather than Territorial Army as no Territorial units were formed in Ireland. A good stiff die struck brass cap badge with non voided strings and two original lugs to the reverse (some twisting to the lugs from service wear and traces of polish). Circa 4.3cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Found with voided and unvoided harp strings. K&K Vol 1, No 1503 refers. Comm FB
North Midland District Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Flash Embroidered version, Robin Hood facing right. Circa 5.2cm tall and 5.3 wide. Good condition. Comm GrH
North Midlands Brass Shoulder Title (bottom section only of a three part title) The bottom section only of a T/ RFA/ North Midlands Shoulder title with two square lugs to the reverse. This a stand alone item not a broken piece off a one piece title. Westlake No 627 refers.
North Staffordshire Regiment Pagri Regimental Embroidered Cloth Flash A rare and early item for wear on the pagri, embroidered on black bacground. Both ends of the fold torn about 50% of the way in but does not affect the badge itself and could be invisibly mended from behind. Most probably WW1 vintage or earlier. Circa 7cm tall and 6cm wide when folded. Comm GrH
North Staffordshire Regiment White on Red Embroidered Cloth Matched Pair of Shoulder Titles Removed from uniform, hessian backed and in good bright condition with the exception of a small nick out of the top right corner of one shoulder title. Comm GrH
North Staffordshire Regt Officers Large Gilt Button ( 64th & 98th Foot) Firmin & Sons ltd, London. Slight polishing to rope highpoints otherwise detail very good and strong fixed shank. Ripley No 283 refers.
North Wales District Midland West District ( Western Command ) Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Small embroidered red on green felt circle, circa 3.5cm in diameter. Has some bluetack to reverse otherwise in very good condition with no damage or mothing. Comm FB
Northamptonshire Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge Second pattern castle ( standard pattern ) with original slider to reverse. Die struck badge with good sharp detail. Stiff, solid badge in very good condition. Circa 4.3cm tall.
Northamptonshire Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge Second pattern castle ( standard pattern ) with original slider to reverse. Die struck badge with good sharp detail. Stiff, solid badge in very good condition. Circa 4.6cm tall. Comm FB
Northamptonshire Regiment Brass HPC with long slider for wear on the Pagri tropical sun helmet Die struck heavy gilding metal HPC in good used condition with original slider fitting (not converted from lugs). Circa 4.9cm in diameter.
Northamptonshire Regiment Officer's OSD Cap Badge - Blades Dark brown patina, minor wear to highpoints but a good heavy die struck Service Dress Cap Badge with two original blades. In very good condition. Circa 4.1cm tall and 4.5cm across.
Northern Command Formation Printed Cloth Sign Flash Uncut, 2nd pattern. Good unworn condition. Stain to the reverse. Circa 7.5cm tall and 6.7cm wide. Comm GrH
Northern Ireland War Memorial Building Fund Post WW2 Gilt Brass Pin Badge 3cm tall, crest in middle depicts military scenes in each quarter: ships, planes, tanks and parachutes, so post WW2. Pin and C clasp original and in good condition. Unusual.
Northumberland Constabulary St John 's Ambulance Brigade First Aid Arm Badge - Scarce Original red cloth backing, worn on the sleeve of qualified St Johns first aiders. Great condition with some verdigris to reverse. Comm FB
Northumberland Fusilier Items Sold
Northumberland Fusilier Shooting Competition Prize Hallmarked Silver and Enamel Spoon 13cm long. Reverse engraved on reverse as awarded to "4269046 Fus. H. Walker, Score 75". Reverse also maker's mark R&S and Birmingham date letter H ( 1932 ). Enamel in excellent condition with no damage also spoon in good condition, slight tarnishing to silver but will polish up nicely. In near mint condition.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) facing pair of brass collar badges Facing pair (not quite matching but close) of Northumberland Fusiliers Other Rank's collar badges, with two original lugs to each. Some service wear evident but otherwise in good condition. Worn circa 1895 - 1939. Col. D. Wood No. 227 refers
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Brass Other Ranks Collar Badge, facing left Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks brass collar badge, with two original lugs to the reverse. Sharp detail, some verdigris to the reverse, otherwise in good condition. Worn circa 1895 - 1937. Col. D. Wood No. 227 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Brass Other Ranks Collar Badge, facing right Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks brass collar badge, with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Some service wear evident, lugs slighty bent over, but otherwise in good condition. Worn circa 1895 - 1937. Col. D. Wood No. 227 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Bullion Mess Dress Collar Badge, St George facing right Circa 3.6cm tall, a single gold bullion with applied silver plated St George slaying the Dragon device, worn upright in facing pairs on the mess jacket. With retaining wires to reverse. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) facing pair of brass collar badges Facing pair (note slight colour difference) of Northumberland Fusiliers Other Rank's collar badges, with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse of each. Some service wear evident but otherwise in good condition. Worn circa 1895 - 1939. Col. D. Wood No. 227 refers
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Officer's OSD Bronze Cap Badge - Modified blades Two part construction with St George facing to the left. The blades to the reverse have been ingeniously and neatly reshaped and soldered together to make two retaining loops. Otherwise in excellent condition. Col. D. Wood No. 169 refers.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Officer's OSD Bronze Facing and Matched Pair of Collar Badges In very good condition with minimal wear and a facing matched pair of false bullion tall pattern collar badges, two part construction with two original lugs to each. Circa 57 mm tall. Worn 1896 - 1919. Col. D. Wood No. 232 refers
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Victorian Officer's Large Pattern Gilt Button - Hawkes & Co, pre 1904 Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Hawkes & Co, Piccadilly, London, W. In good condition. This pattern worn circa 1881 - 1903. Some polishing to the detail of St George and gilt wash now mainly absent, otherwise in good condition. A19.9(2/3)
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge, facing left A left facing other ranks collar badge to the 2nd and 3rd Volunteer Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Worn on full dress tunic and patrol jacket, 1897-1908. In very good condition with two original dark toned lugs and with sharp detail. Col. D. Wood, item 258 refers. .
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge, Left Facing A left facing other ranks collar badge to the 2nd and 3rd Volunteer Battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Worn on full dress tunic and patrol jacket, 1897-1908. In very good condition with two original lugs and with good detail. Col. D. Wood, No 258 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Volunteer Territorial Officer's Mess Dress of Cap reversed metals small pattern button Mounted gilt device on silver plated button base, with fixed shank and backmarked Gaunt London. Circa 16mm in diameter. The Volunteers and Territorials wore reversed metal buttons, as found here. Worn circa 1883 - 1914. In very good condition. Scarce. Col D. Wood No 616 refers. A9.15(1/3)
Northumberland Fusiliers Art Postcard - Gale & Polden History and Tradition Series This original Gale & Polden History and Traditions card, postally unused, depicts the battle honours of this famous regiment, its history and traditions and three other ranks including a bemedelled Colour Sergeant in full dress, pre 1914. Last battle honour is " Modder River ". At some point it has been been glued in an album and removed which has thinned the back, but does not affect the image to the front. Otherwise in good condition.
Northumberland Fusiliers Early Other Rank's Right Facing Collar Badge Mishapened through wear, some polishing, but lovely dark toned lugs.
Northumberland Fusiliers faicing pair of officers patrol jacket gilt and silver plate collar badges Worn on the scarlet patrol jacket by officers 1896 - 1914, and by the Bandmaster in 1905 and 1906 on the collar of the scarlet tunic. Worn horizontal left and right facing. This is a facing pair (not matching but close), two part construction with two original lugs to each. Scarce. In good condition. Col D. Wood no 229 refers.
Northumberland Fusiliers Match Pair of One Piece Shoulder Titles, pre 1910 Matched pair of one piece NF below grenades. Some twisting to the lugs, and a small verdigris stain to top right of flames to one badge, otherwise in very good condition. Col D. Wood no 282 refers.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officer's Gilt Brass Metal Shoulder Title Single die cast example of the pattern as worn by officer's of the regiment only, 1894-1913. Two original lugs to the reverse. Gilt still present, but this has some scratching and wear to it (the photo is a bit kinder in this respect than is the case in reality). Circa 3.1cm tall and 3.8cm wide. The gap between the lugs is 2.5cm measured to the centre of each lug. Worn on service dress and khaki drill (Col. D. Wood, 1st Ed item No 280 refers).
Northumberland Fusiliers Officer's Medium Pattern Gilt Button JR Gaunt & Son London Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank maker marked JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Eng'd. Gilt bright, few small blemishes, but otherwise excellent condition.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officer's patrol jacket gilt and silver plate collar badge Worn on the scarlet patrol jacket by officers 1896 - 1914, and by the Bandmaster in 1905 and 1906 on the collar of the scarlet tunic. Worn horizontal left and right facing. Two part construction with two original lugs. Scarce. A bit grubby, could do with a light clean. Col D. Wood no 229 refers.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officers Bullion Collar Badge, right facing A single right facing grenade collar badge with seven points to flames and with St George mounted in silver. Circa 5.8cm wide. Worn in facing pairs horizontally on the tunic and blue frock coat. Removed from uniform with traces of glue to the reverse. In good conidtion, has some age to it and silver dark toned. Worn 1881 - 1914. Col D. Wood, No 225 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officers Large Pattern Brass Button, pre 1904 Large pattern brass button with fixed shank, backmarked Jennens & Co London. Circa 26mm in diameter. Some polishing to the detail of St George and gilt wash now absent, otherwise in good condition. A19.9(1/3)
Northumberland Fusiliers Other Rank's Brass Cap Badge WW1 era Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Brass Cap Badge Good condition, but with slight verdigris to front below horse and over mouth of dragon. Original slider. Worn with slider circa 1910 until 1936. Col. D. Wood No. 168 refers
Northumberland Fusiliers Other Rank's Large Pattern Brass Button Good condition, with floating shank. Smith & Wright Ltd, Birmingham. Circa 2.6cm in diameter.
Northumberland Fusiliers Other Rank's Match Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles ( 1910 - 1936) A well made pair with both original lugs to each. Triangular flames and with correct spelling on mottos " Quo Fata Vocant ". Centre detail on each evenly polished, otherwise good condition. Col D Wood (2nd Edn) No 283A refers.
Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks Brass Racoon Skin Cap Grenade Badge A large brass racoon skin brass grenade cap badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers, with two original long loops to the reverse. Circa 9.3cm tall. A good stiff badge but with some service wear, light polishing to the detail and some bending to the loops. K&K Vol 1 No 945 refers. Comm FB
Northumberland Fusiliers Pair of Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Titles - mispelt Fasa The scarcer version with the mistake in the motto where Fata has been struck as Fasa. Colour match on these is good and better than my photos suggest. Both with original square lugs.
Northumberland Fusiliers Sports Medallion in Case of Issue Silver medallion (unmarked) with link for suspension in original fitted case with maker’s details: “F. Phillips, Medallist, Aldershot”. Obverse: St George and the Dragon under a scroll banner with the motto “Quo Fata Vocant” Reverse: Centre engraved “Winner Fus. Smith 130-140lbs”. With Fifth Fusiliers above and laurel wreath around. Medal in excellent condition. Box fully functional but has some wear to case edges. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalion Tunic - Extra Photos
Northumberland Fusiliers Volunteer / Territorial Battalion Silver Plated Officers Medium Pattern Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fix shank and back marked JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Engd, silver plated, in a plain line circle. It has some staining to front and wear to plate on hight points but this pattern is a very hard button to find. Col. Denis Wood ( 2nd Edn) No 648 refers. Coll.
Northumberland Fusiliers Volunteer Battalion - Matched facing pair of other ranks white metal collars A lovely and scarce pair of matched facing collars to 2nd or 3rd Volunteer Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Worn on full dress tunic and patrol jacket, 1897-1908. (Col. D. Wood, item 258 refers).
Northumberland Fusiliers White Metal Volunteer Battalion Collar Badge White metal, St George right facing. Two original lugs to reverse with original cotter pin. Slight polishing to highpoints otherwise in good condition. Pre 1908.
Northumberland Hussars Anodised Pair of Collars with Backing Plates In very good condition, queen's crown, single lug to each. No maker's marks but with original brass backing plates and cotter pins.
Northumberland Hussars Imperial Yeomanry ( NHIY ) Pair of Facing White Metal Collar Badges Scarce pre South African war scroll large pattern facing collar badges to the IY, not matching but display together well. With two original lugs to each. Circa 3.3cm tall and 3.3cm wide. Comm FB Sold to Phil
Northumberland Hussars Imperial Yeomanry White Metal Cap Badge Die struck, two original dark toned lugs to the reverse, with slight bending with service wear. Circa 4.1cm tall. In good condition and scarce. Comm FB Sold to Phil
Northumberland Hussars Officer's / Senior NCOs Bullion and Cloth Cap Badge, King's Crown King's crown, in great condition. Silver bullion in good condition and cloth colours bright. Padded and has paper backing. Circa 5cm high. In great condition. Scarce.
Northumberland Hussars Officer's / Senior NCOs Silver Plated Cap Badge, King's Crown A silver plated die cast example complete with two original silvered loops to the reverse, which has also been stamped with a "P" for silver plated. Circa 4.6cm tall. Good condition with sharp detail and no damage. K&K Vol 1 No 1431 refers. A60.1 Sold to Phil
Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry Gilt and Enamel Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge Attractive brooch with gilt to centre still bright. Minor enamel wear but intact. Original pin fitting, fully functional. 3cm tall. Sold to PG
Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry King's Crown Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt, London Great unpolished condition die struck badge with original slider which is maker marked JR Gaunt London (with no full stop between Gaunt and London). K&K 1431 refers.
Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry Officer's Large Pattern Silver plate Victorian Button Silver plated, very minor wear to highpoints of the plate. Fixed shank with blank reverse. 24mm in diameter. Some minor scratches. Flat topped Victorian crown dates it to pre-1902.
Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry Officer's Large Pattern Silver plate Victorian Button Silver plated, with plate in very good condition. Fixed shank with blank reverse. 24mm in diameter. Some minor marks. Flat topped Victorian crown dates it to pre-1902.
Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry Officer's Large Pattern Silver Plate Victorian Button Silver plated, with plate in very good condition. Fixed shank with maker's details Hawkes & Co, Piccadilly, London, W. 24mm in diameter. Some minor marks. Flat topped Victorian crown dates it to pre-1902.
Northumberland Youth Service Corps Enamel, Painted and Brass Lapel Badge A scarce and early lapel badge with the arms of the County of Northumberland, England within a black circlet. Backstamped with the issue number "717". Circa 3.3cm in diameter. Some minor wear to the red enamel. The yellow stripes are painted rather than enamel (and has some damage - see photos). A real "economy feel" to it. Never seen this before and would welcome any information. Look, feel and size dates this to WW1.
Northumbrian ( Northern Command ) 1st Pattern Printed Formation Sign - Home Guard St Oswald's shield of Northumbria. Came into existence in 1942. Also worn by units of the Northumberland Battalions of Home Guard. Has been removed from uniform, and is stiff with the glue which attached it, otherwise in reasonable condition. Circa 5.2cm tall by 4.3cm wide. Comm FB
Nottinghamshire ( Sherwood Rangers ) Yeomanry Officers OSD Bronze Badge, pre 1949 A scarce Officer's Small Pattern Service Dress Cap Badge on two original blades. As ever, I don't attempt to reshape blades as they can prove brittle on occasion. Circa 3cm tall. In very good condition. A81.17
NR / 1 / WAFF 1st Bn Nigeria Regiment West African Frontier Force Brass Shoulder Title - Gaunt London Scarce elliptical one piece title as worn from 1914 to 1928 only. Stamped JR Gaunt London to reverse. Two original lugs. Could do with a light clean otherwise very good condition. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 292 refers.
NSY / 44 RTR Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles Matched pair of brass shoulder titles with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Normally encountered in white metal. In very good condition and scarce. The North Somerset Yeomanry were amalgamated in 1956 with the 4t4th Royal Tank Regiment. Redesignated the North Somerset and Bristol Yeomanry. Westlake No 241 (but in brass metal) A184.19
Nuba Mountains Province Colonial Police headdress Badge Maker marked Collins London on reverse. 3D gazelle white metal cast head, finally detailed and applied (soldered) to a bronze backing plate which has the words Nuba Mountains Province. Two original lugs to the reverse. A scarce colonial item, probably pre WW2. Circa 4.5cm tall. Nuba is a collective term used here for the peoples who inhabit the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state, in Sudan. Many of the different regions of the Sudan had their own European colonial administration and senior police officers. Comm FB
Nurse Edith Cavell - executed by German firing squad in 1915 A silk portrait of nurse Edith Cavell glued to a card packing. Roughly postcard size and blank reverse. In good condition with only slight fraying to edges. Edith Cavell was the World War I British nurse who is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers in Brussels from all sides without distinction. She and Belgian and French colleagues helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. She was arrested, tried with 33 others by a German military court, found guilty of ‘assisting men to the enemy’ and shot by a German firing squad on October 12 1915.
NYORKS North Yorkshire White Metal Shoulder Title - probably Police White metal with two original lugs to the reverse. Most likely a police item. Com FB
O Force Jordan - Lincolnshire Regiment interest. Printed cloth formation sign. Swan on yellow green background. Circa 5cm square. Scarce. 'O' Force was a British force based at Aqaba after the creation of the State of Jordan in 1948 to defend against Israeli attack. The first British regiment based there was a battalion of the Lincolnshire regiment commanded by a Colonel Oulton, 'O' Force was named after him. British regiments were usually transferred from the Canal Zone Districts for six months stints in Aqaba (such stints being termed "swanning about", and it was this phrase which was apparently the inspiration for the swan in the design). There was also a Battery of the 80th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment together with Royal Engineers and other Corps troops. All British Forces left in 1957.
Officer 's Matched Pair of Bronzed Rank Crowns with Red Cloth Backing A matched pair of bronze OSD Major 's rank crowns with red felt backing cloths. Two original lugs to the reverse of each. Some wear and pinching to lugs. Circa 2.7cm tall. In good condition. B15.9(2)
Officer 's Matched Pair of Frosted Silver Plated Rank Crowns An attractive pair of matched frosted silver-plated rank crowns with two original lugs to the reverse of each. In very good condition. Circa 2.6cm tall. In good condition. B15.9 (3)
Officer's Fire Gilt Collar Badge, 670th L.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery ( R.A.) ( Tyneside Scottish ( Black Watch ) Highland Regiment ) A throw back to the Tyneside Scottish of WW1, this design was re-introduced in 1956 as the collar badge of the above R.A. battery. Looks like the single lug has been removed from an OR pattern and replaced with two lugs (N-S), then gilt finish applied, all done by manufacturer. Circa 33mm tall and 17mm wide. Great condition. Scarce. Col D.R, Wood, No 453 refers. Coll.
Officer's Shoulder Title Border Regiment, white embroidered on dark green I understand this to be a Border Regiment Officer's shoulder shirt sleeve order title, circa 1950s and worn post war and during the Korean War era. Genuine and very good condition, with no mothing. Circa 5.5cm wide and 4cm high. Happy to be corrected. Comm FB
Officer's Silver Plated Shoulder Belt Plate and Pouch Badge - 1st Volunteer Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment A scarce and magificent two badge set, which came together, with screw posts and bolts, the latter to pouch badge only. Very good condition. Worn circa 1881-1908. SBP is 6.3cm tall and the pouch badge is 3cm tall.
Officer's slip on epaulette for a Lieutenant in the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry ( KSLI ) Two rifle green light infantry pattern backed felt officer's pips sewn on to a khaki cloth slip on, circa 12.5cm long and 7cm wide at widest point. The KSLI title is die cast and looks like it could be unmarked silver. It is circa 4.5cm long and 1.1cm tall. With two silver (?) original tomb shaped lugs to the reverse with split pin. Unusual fixings. No moth or damage.
Officers at Breakfast! Oh my goodness, how the other half lived!!! When I first came across this photograph I thought it was a joke, but no it is for real. Officers at Breakfast during manoeuvres in the New Forest, Hampshire. Original coloured photographic postcard, postally unused. From the Life In Our Army Series printed by Max Ettlinger. Circa 1910. Minor corner wear otherwise in very good condition.
Officers large button Royal Dublin Fusiliers ( 102nd & 103rd Foot) Jennens & Co of London. Gilt brass, the detail is good. Shank is strong and button in good condition. Ripley No 297 refers.
Officers Large Gilt Button - Army Vetinary Corps Gilt bright and detail sharp. Officer's button with fixed shank. No maker's mark. Circa 25mm diameter. In good condition.
Officers OSD Bronze Matching Army Education Corps ( AEC ) Matched Collars - maker marked GAUNT A scarce and good matched pair, with a tablet on each with maker mark J.R.GAUNT LONDON. Pair or original lugs on each.
Officers Rank Star - Coldstream Guards No.1 Dress - Gold Bullion thread Officer's Rank Star - Coldstream Guards No.1 Dress - Gold Bullion, in good condition with only minor service wear.
Officers' Waist Belt Clasps 1855-1902, by L. Ryan This booklet has card covers and is in good condition with the exception of some sun fade to either side of the spine. Published in 1994. It contains 55 pages of numerous accurate line drawings (241 in total) and supporting information.
Official Admiralty Account of The Royal Marines and their Achievement 1939-43, Booklet printed 1944 88 pages, paper covers, with black and white photos and maps. It details operations in Norway, France and Holland, Singapore, Force Viper on the Irrawaddy, Madagascar, Dieppe and the invasion of Sicily. Good clean condition with no pen marks. Some minor page tears to rear cover and bottom right of last few pages.
Official Press Communication Memorandum from Ministry of Aircraft Production - Spitfire Spitfire Forward Nine and Forward Ten. Original and in excellent condition, no damage or repairs. Circa 7inches by 4.5 inches.
Official Press Communication Memorandum from Ministry of Aircraft Production - Spitfire In Leo McKinstry's book Spitfire Portrait of a Legend, p. 182, there is brief mention of a Spitfire named Unshackled Spirit. Apparently, funds for the Spitfire had been collected by over 2,500 POWs who each donated a month's pay and this collection for "charity" was forwarded to the Swedish Red Cross for onwards transfer to the UK. Sgt. Miles Osborne (ex Solihull School) was a Prisoner of War at Stalag 383 near Mooseberg. While there he took advantage of the fact that the Germans allowed prisoners to allocate part of their pay to assist the families of any who had lost their lives, and organised a collection .which amounted to £5,000. As he knew Mr. Duncan Sandys (then Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply), he called it the Duncan Sandys Welfare Fund, and had it transferred to Mr.Sandys. He wrote to him in code to explain that they wanted the money to be used to buy an aeroplane. Mr. Sandys replied, also in code, that. a Spitfire, named " Unshackled Spirit," had been purchased and was in operations over Germany! (Source: http://www.silhillians.net/websitefiles/archive/originals/Shenstonian_1945_September_XLII_Number_2.pdf - page 59). I found another account of this as follows: "When the camp succeeded, for example, in raising over five thousand pounds for a 'special fund'; when, by means of ingenious coded letters from our own Sergt. Miles-Osborne to Mr. Duncan Sandys, a Spitfire was purchased with it; and when we heard that this fighter of ours had been christened 'Unshackled Spirit' and had been in action - then we felt that a drink of something was definitely called for. So the many bootleggers in the camp did a roaring trade, and the Huns were sore perplexed by the all-night sing-songs in the huts." (Source: http://barbedwire.beepworld.de/griffnhooch.htm) Unshackled Spirit was a Spitfire IX. There is a photo of it at the following url: http://www.saundersaero.com/geoffrey_saunders.html Original and in excellent condition, no damage or repairs. Circa 7inches by 4.5 inches.
One Piece Suffolk Yeomanry (Territorial) Brass Shoulder Title Some service wear and polishing, with all three original lugs to the reverse. Good condition. Circa 3.9cm tall.
Order of Industrial Heroism ( O.I.H. ) Medal - William Hazon, Durham Colliery Miner - Very scarce Life Saving Award The ‘Daily Herald’ Order of Industrial Heroism, bronze, with the reverse correctly engraved "William Hazon, 14th Sept. 1946" in case of issue, original ribbon and suspension bar, extremely fine. Some staining to silk lining to case interior and wear to case. See photos. In 1923 The Daily Herald, a campaigning left-wing newspaper, observed that there ‘had not yet been established a method of recognising the bravery of the toilers, though scarcely a day passes without some example of valour or self-sacrifice in the industrial field.’ In an effort to address this omission, the newspaper took the decision to establish its own award, The Daily Herald Order of Industrial Heroism. The award was only issued on 440 occasions between 1923 and 1964. Listed for sale here is the 'Daily Herald' Order of Industrial Heroism (O.I.H.) awarded to William Hazon, Ravensworth “Ann” and “Betty” Colliery, Co. Durham, in its original fitted presentation case. It includes a photo of the Birtley Miners Welfare Hall, County Durham (now Tyne & Wear) where Hazon and Ainsley were presented with their O.I.H. medals by the labour politician Manny Shinwell (the then Minister of Fuel ). I have some good notes on William Hazon compiled from miners who used to work with him and family members which will be typed up and supplied with the medal. A fascinating piece of coal mining history. William Hazon was also entitled to the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) but this is not in my possession. 'The London Gazette' for 1st March 1946 confirms Hazon's B.E.M,. award as follows: ‘John William Ainsley, Pickman, Ravensworth “Ann” and “Betty” Colliery and William Hazon, Undermanager, Ravensworth “Ann” and “Betty” Colliery’. ‘A fall of roof occured in a mine and men were set to work to clear the fall. Half an hour later a further fall occurred and one man was trapped. In spite of the unsafe condition of the roof, which was only about 15 inches in height, Ainsley went forward alone and started to clear a way to the victim. After about twenty minutes Hazon arrived and took charge of the operation. He went in front of Ainsley and removed more loose stones until, lying at full length, he reached the feet of the trapped man. Helped by Ainsley and a chain of workers the casualty was dragged to safety. Ainsley and Hazon showed courage and, by their determination, saved the life of a fellow worker’. ‘Spirit of the Miners - An injured miner lay trapped. Only 14 inches above him the roof of the mine was cracking ominously after a fall. Two men went to the rescue - the undermanager and a workman. The undermanager, crawling on his stomach, grasped the trapped man by the ankles. The workman in turn scuffled the debris away with his hands and gripped the undermanager’s ankles. They pulled together to drag the trapped man out. Other miners joined in and slowly the miner was hauled to safety. A second later the roof thundered down. They were honoured by their workmates in the Birtley Miner's Welfare Hall when Mr E. Shinwell (Manny) presented them with the Daily Herald O.I.H., a cheque and diploma from the Carnegie Trust Fund, and wrist watches and money from officials and miners of the colliery.’ (Extract from 'The Daily Herald', 16th September 1946). Ainsley's B.E.M. and O.I.H. were sold in the DNW Auction as lot 211 on the 25th September 2008, together with a Buckingham Palace slip to accompany the B.E.M., a photograph of Ainsley and Hazon. An attractive medal designed by the sculptor Eric Gill, with an unusual pear drop shape and art noveau design depicting Saint Christopher holding a staff and carrying the Christ child on his shoulder. See also the wonderful publication "The Order of Industrial Heroism" (2000), by Fevyer, Wilson and Cribb. Due to the cost of insurance I regret I will be unable to post this item outside of the UK.
Orders & Medals Resarch Society ( OMRS ) Journal - Autumn 1990 Good condition, all present and correct with no pen marks. Packed with detail. A5 size. Learned articles on Wreck of Warren Hastings awards to KRRC, Lady Knights, The Fine Art Medal, Somerset Light Infantry on NW Frontier (1915 & 1919), GSM medal clasps South Arabia and Aden, Plymouth City Police Conspicuous Bravery and Good Conduct medal, etc.
Orders & Medals Resarch Society ( OMRS ) Journal - Autumn 1995 Good condition, all present and correct with no pen marks. Packed with detail. A5 size. Learned articles on a Gwalior Star, MiDs without a campaign medal, Regimental collection of the Duke of Wellington's ( West Riding ) Regiment, The Rifle Brigade in Somaliland 1903-04, Moltke and Bismarck, Officer casualties of 1/5th Welsh Regiment at Gallipoli, etc.
Orders & Medals Resarch Society ( OMRS ) Journal - June 2003 Good condition, all present and correct with no pen marks., but some minor corner wear Packed with detail. The newer and larger A4 size. Learned articles on The Tottenham Anarchist Outrage, Fake bronze QSAs, The Hackneys at Gallipoli (10th County of Battlion, The London Regiment), Numbering of soldiers in the 24th Foot, SWB and Monmouthshire Regiment, 1856- 1939, etc.
Orginal 1914 Princess Mary's Christmas Ounce of Tobacco, in its original unopend sleeve and packaging As issued to troops serving overseas in the Brass gift tin, this single packet of tobacco is an original packet (not a modern copy for re-enactors). It has some staining to the word "princess" and the sleeve is a little but grubby but it is un-torn and unopened. Very scarce. Prove of age needed! Smoking is dangerous to your health. Do not smoke this! Sorry unable to post outside of Western Europe otherwise customs are bound to open it!
Orginal WW1 Propaganda Art postard A weee srcap of paper is Britain 's Bond Postally unused, printed by Dobson Molle & Co Ltd, some minor foxing and corner wear, mostly to top left. Depicts a Highland Soldier in full marching order. A179.2(1/2)
Orient Line Guide 1888 - Illustrated Book for Victorian Travellers by Sea and on Land This is the 3rd edition, hard backed and 437pp, so heavy. At the time of publication the Orient Line comprised of the following stream ships: SS Austral, Chimborazo, Cuzco, Garonne, Iberia, Liguria, Lusitania, Orient, Ormuz, Orizaba and Oroya. A real treat for anybody interested in the history of the P&O. Some wear from being well travelled, but in generally good condition for age. Given the weight, please note I will only post this item to a UK mainland address.
Original 1959 Film Poster - Sea of Sand ( Mare de Sabbia) Rank Films Italian Cinema Release - Long Range Desert Group ( LRDG / SAS ) Special Forces interest 52 years ago this poster graced the lobby of an Italian cinema. In 1958 Carlton Films released "The Sea of Sand", a black and white North African war movie starring a young Richard Attenborough, John Gregson and Michael Craig. It is one of my favourite films (even though it is a bit wooden at times) as it gives a very accurate portrayal of the much under-rated Long Range Desert Group ( L.R.D.G. ), its role, uniforms and vehicles. It is not huge, but measures 70 by 33cm. It is folded across the middle, it does have creases and wrinkles (but then at 52 years so do I !) and the photos make it look better than it is, The centre and edges on the reverse have been strengthened with masking tape. However, please remember these items were never venerated when put up in the cinemas and were usually torn-up when the film came off circulation. Looking for a good special forces interest home.
Original 1966 Film Poster - TOBRUK Rank Films Cinema Release - Long Range Desert Group ( LRDG / SAS ) Special Forces interest 46 years ago this dramatic North African war movie poster graced the lobby of an American cinema. In 1966 Universal Pictures released "Tobruk" starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard. This is a large paper film poster, measuring approxmately 104cm tall by 70cm wide. it is folded into sections, has the two bottom corners missing, and few edge nibbles and old cellotape marks and small edge / fold tears, but most of these will be less obvious when framed. It has some numbers written on the reverse and an offical ink stamp on the reverse also. Very scarce.
Original 52nd Regiment of Foot ( Oxfordshire Light Infantry ) Glengarry Badge, pre 1881 A brass pre-territorial glengarry badge with two original brass loops to the reverse. The number "52" to the centre of a bugle horn with strings. See item below, which contrasts this original item with a frequently encountered reproduction.
Original B&W Postcard - Cullercoats Fisher Folk posed with Coxswain Robert Smith, Tynemouth Lifeboat, RNLI Postcard in very good condition with pencil comments to reverse. Awarded the RNLI's gold medal in 1916 and two silver medals in 1913 and 1914 respectively for daring and dramtic rescues including saving 50 crew from the stricken war service hospital ship HMHS Rohilla ( British India Steam Navigation Company). There is a wonderful photo of him leaving Buckingham Palace in 1924 where he was presented with the Empire Gallantry Medal by King George V (this medal was replaced by the George Cross in 1942). Known locally as Coxswain Smith VC, on account his medals and daring deeds in extreme weather, sometimes 45 - 50 miles away from his lifeboat base at Tynemouth, Northumberland. See Barry Cox's wonderful book 'Lifeboat Gallantry" for more photos of him and this three medal citations (this book is also available for purchase from my site, and it is a great read and very well researched book). See the following URL for more information: http://www.eskside.co.uk/ss_rohilla/robert_smith.htm
Original Boer War Era Cabinet Photo dated 1899 - Royal Artillery - named J. Howard A good condition cabinet of Royal Artillery solider. Named and dated on reverse in a contemporary ink hand: "J. Howard, Royal Artillery, Nov 18th, 1899." Possibly taken before his departure to the South African war. Worthy of further research. Coll.
Original Boer War Stereoscopic card - City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) at Cape Town, South Africa C.I.V. soldiers in slouch hats and piled arms having disembarked for the war in South Africa. Image slightly faded but still reasonable. Copyright 1900.
Original Boer War Stereoscopic card - British Army Scouts firing on Boers near Colesberg, South Africa, January 1900 Image in good condition, with usual curve to card. This is an Underwood and Underwood card.
Original Boer War Stereoscopic card - City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) Mounted Infantry at capture of General Cronje at Modder River, South Africa Dismounted C.I.V. mounted infantry soldiers in slouch hats (on one you can just make out the brass letters CIV) at the arrival of a captured Boer leader. Image in good condition, very slight lifting to edges of image with usual curve to card. This is an Underwood and Underwood card.
Original British Cap badge slider only ( from York & Lancaster Regiment Cap Badge) - stamped Stratton Birmingham - one for the badge historian! This came off a damaged York & Lancs Regiment Bi-metal Cap Badge, long since moved on as a damaged item and I failed to notice at the time that the detached slider has stamped on the inside (unusual in itself) - Stratton Birmingham. Anyway, the slider is of interest to those collecting interesting marks. It is original and the naming is over two lines and the letters are roughly 1.5mm tall and the "Stratton" is about 1m long, and the "Birmingham" is 1.2cm long. Apologies that there is no badge! Ivan Machin in his wonderful book "A Guide to the Badges of the York and Lancaster Regiment 1822 to 1968" refers in page 51 to this unusual pattern with manufacturer putting the name on the inside of the slider on, and states Stratton Y&L badges were being made between 1914 and 1919.
Original Cabinet Photograph - Portrait of a Hampshire Regiment Soldier Large cabinet card with mounted photograph of a soldier of the Hampshire Regiment taken in Bristol, mot probably pre 1900. Collar badges clearly visible as well as curved brass Hampshire Shoulder title. He seems to be wearing extra large good conduct badges on his left forearm. Corners a bit bashed and some wear to image, especially at the edges. Blank reverse.
Original Copy of London Gazette Special Supplement - Battle of Britain 1940 Original copy of London Gazette Supplement dated 10th Sept 1946 - being the Air Ministry's official account of the Battle of Britain. Bulletin number 37719 covering pages 4543 - 4571 plus the extra bonus of a large fold out map of the UK at the rear which details the Fighter Command sectors of control and airfields in 1940. I have not unfolded this for a photograph but i have checked it and it is in good condition except for staples rusted and map attached now only to two our of three staples. fascinating account of this iconic air battle. Scarce find for the air historian.
Original Edwardian Pre WW1 Black Watch ( BW ) Royal HighlandersBadge Postcard Postally unused. Battle honours to Paardeberg, embossed cap badge in gilt on white card. Slight blueing to card and minor foxing to the reverse and minor corner wear. Part of the "Regimental Badge" series.
Original Edwardian Pre WW1 Highland Light Infantry ( HLI ) Badge Postcard Postally unused. Battle honours to Modder River, embossed cap badge in gilt on white card. Slight blueing to card and minor foxing to the reverse and minor corner wear. Part of the "Regimental Badge" series.
Original Full Size Khedive's Star dated 1882 - Egyptian War With correct 37mm (replacement) ribbon and original suspension clasp. Bronze has a light patina from wear or polishing, but detail still sharp. Some minor edge bruising to a few star tips visible from the reverse only. Made by Jenkins of Birmingham, issued unnamed and conferred by Khedive Tewfik of Egypt on those British soldiers and sailors who qualified for the Egypt Medal.
Original German NAZI Party Arm Band - maker named Nizfabrik AG Fulda An original German NAZI party arm band, with traces of white stamped maker's detail to the inside. One of my customers has confirmed this is probably Nizfabrik AG Fulda ( Nitting Company Ltd Fulda ). Fulda is a town in central Germany where German steel helmets were produced during the Second World War . Some moth damage to red felt but otherwise in good condition. Circa 35cm long and 10cm tall. No returns on this item, sold as seen. Comm FB Please do not order if you are in a country in which the importation of such items is illegal.
Original Large Film Publicity Photograph of the Actor Anthony Bushell playing a Guards Officer in the film Who Goes There A spiffing looking photo in gloss black and white, large format at 10 inches by 8 inches. The reverse has information about the photo attached to the reverse. The Film "Who Goes There" was made in 1952 and directed by Anthony Kimmins. A lovely Coldstream Guards Major's uniform. A few light marks to image otherwise in good condition.
Original Paperwork ( 3 items ) to Charles Wright, a Merchant Marine Officer of the Canadian Pacific Railway Atlantic Service The Papers appear to relate to his board for second officer held in July 1916. He has two exemplary references from his employers, the Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Company. The typed one of the two confirmed he had joined as a cadet in until May 1915 when he was appointed Fourth Officer to the H.M. Transport Empress of Britain. The hand written reference is from the Commander of this ship, confirming that he was only leaving his service to study for his examination to 2nd Officer. Both letters have been stamped as submitted to he Examiners of Masters & Mates Board at Liverpool on the 21st July 1916. The final item is a certificate issued on the 25th July 1916, for his form and colour vision. It confirms his age as 22, his place of birth as Liverpool and that he had failed his colour vision test. If anybody knows whether that constituted the end of his upward progression to 2nd Officer, I would love to know. There will of course be a British War Medal and Mercantile Marine Medal out there with his name on it!
Original Period Edwardian Other Ranks Universal Brass Helmet Plate Universal pattern to take any regular infantry Regimental pattern Helmet Plate Centre, with two original brass loops to the reverse. In good condition with slight damage to very tip of the star at 3 o'clock but barely noticeable. Circa 13.2cm tall and 11cm wide.
Original Photograph of Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1945 Original black and white photograph (this is not a postcard and has been removed from album containing a collection of WW2 RN photographs). This famous Singapore landmark seems to have faired well after it had been in the hands of the Japanese as it was their HQ (despite the grenade party described below). There is a British Army truck to bottom right of the photo. Vintage cars parked to the front. The Japanese Commander, General Itagaki had met his generals and senior staff at his HQ at the former Raffles College in Bukit Timah and told his men that they would have to obey the surrender instructions and keep the peace. That night, more than 300 officers committed suicide using grenades in the Raffles Hotel after a farewell sake party. Circa 5 inches by 4 inches. Good condition, one thumb crease, otherwise in very good condition and a reasonably sharp image.
Original postcard - unidentified Naval Officer in sun helmet Wears a cap badge on front of sun helmet, but cannot make this out. Two naval style rings on sleeve. Medal ribbons. Looks military but not sure this is British. Any information welcome. Postally unused and in good condition.
Original Pre WW1 Black & White Postcard - Gloucestershire Regiment Territorials some wearing South Africa Medals Postally unused, a really good image of a company of Gloster Regt Territorials, some wearing South Africa and long service medals and one guy with multiple 5 year service stars. Corner impressions from album storage otherwise in excellent condition. A66.1
Original Silk Watermarked 9 inch length of WW1 Allied Victory Medal Ribbon Uncut 9 inch length as origionally supplied, this is the correctly watermarked original silk ribbon from the early 1920s. Folded and with creases, but hard to find.
Original Victorian Photograph - Army Bandmaster - Photographer Penrith, Cumbria A small circular image mounted on a square card, 9.1cm square. Image is 4.8cm in diameter. I have slightly enhanced the close up image so you can get a good view of the cap with the Victorian crown bandmaster's cap badge. It is however, very clear without the need for enhancement. Penrith, Cumbria photographer. Some mear to card edges and some fade to image. A rare image.
Original WW1 (German ) Postcard of a Disabled British Tank This tank looks to have been badly holed in the back quarter, and given the contentinal 7 in the date 25th September 1917 on the reverse, and the writing which, appears to me to be a German, I have assumed this is a German taken image. Scarce. The Battle of the Menin Road Ridge was fought between 20th - 25th September 1917, so not sure if there is any correlation between this action and the image.
Original WW1 B&W Postcard H.M.H.S. Mauretania - Sister ship to the Lusitania Postally unused, a bit grubby with some corner wear, Hospital ship, HMHS Mauritainia. Shortly after Great Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914, Mauretania made a dash for safety in Halifax, arriving on 6 August. Shortly after, she and sister Aquitania were requested by the British government to become armed merchant cruisers, but their huge size and massive fuel consumption made them unsuitable for the duty, and they resumed their civilian service on 11 August. Later, due to lack of passengers crossing the Atlantic, Mauretania was laid up in Liverpool until May 1915 at the time that Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat. Mauretania was about to fill the void left by Lusitania, but she was ordered by the British government to serve as a troop ship to carry British soldiers during the Gallipoli Campaign. She avoided becoming prey for German U-boats because of her high speed and the seamanship of her crew. As a troopship, she was painted in dark greys with black funnels, as were her contemporaries. With mounting allied casualties, Mauretania was ordered to serve as a hospital ship, along with her fellow Cunarder Aquitania and White Star's Britannic, to treat the wounded until 25 January 1916. In medical service the vessel was painted white with buff funnels and large medical cross emblems surrounding the vessel and possibly illuminated signs starboard and port. Seven months later, Mauretania once again became a troop ship late in 1916 when requisitioned by the Canadian government to carry Canadian troops from Halifax to Liverpool. Her war duty was not yet over when the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, and she carried thousands of American troops, the ship was known by the Admiralty as HMS Tuberose until the end of the war, but the vessel's name was never changed by Cunard. Coll.
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - Daily Mail Series - Happy Tommies wearing Hun Helmets Postally unused, Series 4 No 27, Some edge and corner wear, but generally good condition. A66.1
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - Kings Royal Rifle Corps ( KRRC ) plus others Group with two in WW1 uniforms, the chap on the right wears black buttons signifying a rifle regiment. The Maltese Cross cap badge looks like KRRC. Chap on left, unsure of unit. English manufacture, some paper traces to reverse from having been glued into an album, otherwise generally good condition. A66.1
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - London Territorial Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) Soldier Portrait Postally unused, high gloss finish without border, very minor corner wear and the odd minor impression to image, otherwise a cacking portrait photo of a dashing mustachioed territorial force RAMC private, with clear view of cap badge, three part shoulder title T / RAMC / LONDON and two red cross proficiency arm badges as worn by Medical Orderlies of the RAMC or Stretcher Bearers, as well as his Imperial Service Bar on his right breast pocket. London photographer, and a really good one. A66.1
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - Portrait Photo Rifleman King Royal Rifles Corps ( KRRC ) Postally unused, KRRC cap badge, KRR shoulder title, black bugle horn buttons, lanyard, nice image. There is a long mark to right of face, looks worse than it is on my closeup, It is not a crease, but looks like the original photogapher has somehow filled in a defect. Otherwise in very good condition. This appears to be the same chap on the right in the photo separately listed below. A66.1
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - School of Musketry A veteran Musketry instructor with his NCO cadre, made up from a number of different regiments, including DLI, RSF, Duke of Wellingtons, KOSB, A&SH and Gordons. Pencil note to reverse states School of Muxketry, Strensall, Yorks, c1917. Image in good condition with very minor corner wear. A66.1
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - Soldier of the Cheshire Regiment, full marching order A cheerful chappy, in full marching order, standing at ease, bayonet fixed and unofficial Cheshire regiment acorn collar badge. But grubby to reverse and signed Bert. Image to front in good condition but has some slight bruising to corners. A66.1
Original WW1 Black & White Postcard - Tommie goes to war! In full marching order, standing at ease, with bayonet fixed. Postally unused. Possibly Worcestershire Regiment from the look of the shoulder title shape, but not clear enough to be certain. Corner impressions from album storage with minor crease to bottom left edge, and minor corner wear, generally very good condition. A66.1
Original WW1 Card Folder Envelope for Full Size Memorial Plaque Some wear and some two edges split with the movement of the plaque which it used to contain, now absent, but still serviceable. Increasingly scarce to find.
Original WW1 era Postcard of Royal Marines Bandmaster Miller Great image and he appears to be wearing the bugle above the globe and laurel on his peaked cap indicating he was RMLI. The reverse advertises the concerts in honour of the French Fleet and the fact that one of his own compositions, L'Entente Cordiale would be played. Postally unused but ex Skegness Postcard library. In very good condition.
Original WW1 Memorial Scroll - Sergeant William Rawling, 10th ( Service Battalion ) Durham Light infantry ( DLI ) - Somme casualty In good unfolded condition with a few grubby marks to front. Reverse has pencil additions confirming he was born in Seaham Harbour and lived at New Seaham Colliery, County Durham, suggesting he was a miner. CWGC confirms his regimental number as 15424 and he was a Battle of the Somme casualty, being killed on 16 September 1916 in France & Flanders, and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Copy of GWGC certificate will be supplied.
Original WW1 Patriotic Postcard - the Gentleman in Khaki A throw back to the terminology of the second Boer War and the poetic rhetoric of Kipling, Tommie in full marching order against a background of the union flag. Postally unused and in very good condition. Coll.
Original WW1 Patriotic Postcard - the Handy Man ( Royal Navy ) A throw back to the terminology of the second Boer War and the poetic rhetoric of Kipling, the ' Handy Man ' in straw hat against a background of the union flag. Postally unused and in very good condition. Coll
Original WW1 Photograph - Royal Flying Corps ( RFC ) Portrait of an Airman A full length studio portrait taken, according to the pencil comment on the reverse, near Tewksbury, Gloucestershire. Wearing the so called maternity jacket. Cloth shoulder title clearly visible. Good condition.
Original WW1 Propaganda Postcard Bravo Belgium Coloured Art Postcard Postally unused, valentines series coloured art postcard depicting a heroic and wounded Belgian soldier with a quote from Herbert Asquith speech of August 1914 below. In excellent good condition. A179.3
Original WW1 Propoganda Art Postcard - Johnnie Turk Postally unused and depicting a worse for wear Turkish soldier heading for "any old place" and away from Jerusalem and Bagdad. Crease to bottom left and light stain to top right otherwise in good bright condition.
Original WW2 1943 Publication - Health Hints for Foreign Climates - Ministry of Aviation Some amusing pen illustrations of the do's and don'ts of service for RAF personnel overseas in tropical climes. Paper covers, 24 pages, in very good condition.
Original WW2 era Australian Militia slouch hat puggaree, scarce The puggaree has been worn on the Australian slouch hat since it was adopted in 1903. For many years a coloured fold in the puggaree was used to designate units however, this was abandoned shortly after the Second World War. While clothing regulations state the puggaree was to have seven folds, puggarees with less than this were made and issued. The puggarees used by colonial military forces prior to Federation varied in the number of their folds. Prior to the outbreak of war the Australian Army was split into the small full-time Permanent Military Forces (PMF) and the larger part-time Militia. Following the outbreak of war, on 14 September 1939 Prime Minister Robert Menzies announced that 40,000 members of the Militia would be called up for training and a 20,000-strong expeditionary force, designated the Second Australian Imperial Force (Second AIF), would be formed for overseas service. Meanwhile, conscription was introduced in October 1939 to keep the Militia at strength as its members volunteered for the AIF. Size 6 5/8 marked to the inside. Some unfortunate moth damage, but would make your old WW2 slouch hat look totally authentic. The hat on which it is displayed is not for sale with this puggaree. The puggaree band only is for sale here. Will post to a UK address only.
Original WW2 Polish Air Force Pilot Observer Chest Badge - Gaunt In excellent condition, a heavy die cast bronze chest badge with all chain and hook fixings, but in reality secured by a bolt and nut fixing to the reverse. Embossed with maker's name, JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London. Circa 7.6cm wide and 3.9cm tall. In great complete condition. See Rosiggnoli's Badges & Insignia of WWII Airforce ( Polish section). A42.2
Osprey Publication - British Infantry Equipments, 1908 - 80, No 108 In reasonable second hand condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Some yellowing to cover with age (and whiter mark where a sticker has been). Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 40 pages. It includes details of web and webbing equipments. A49.2
Osprey Publication - The Gurkha Rifles In good second hand condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Some yellowing to cover with age. Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 40 pages. It includes some details of regimental badges. A49.4
Osprey Publication Lawrence and the Arab Revolts - No 208 In very good second hand condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 48 pages. Of WW1 interest. Some unusual units covered.
Osprey Publication The Arab Legion In good second hand condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Some yellowing to cover with age. Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 40 pages. It includes some details of regimental badges.
Osprey Publication The Canadian Army At War - No 164 In very good second hand condition with no damage, pen marks or tears. Attractively illustrated as ever with the Osprey publications, this book of 48 pages charting the part that Canadian Army played from 1885 to 1964.
Oundle School Officer Training Corps ( OTC ) Brass Cap Badge On original long slider (much wear and twisting to slider) with slight verdigris to front right, otherwise all good. Oundle School is situated in a quintessentially English market town from which it takes its name. The School's buildings, dating from the seventeenth century. The School's history goes back to 1556 when Sir William Laxton, Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers and Lord Mayor of London, endowed and re-founded the original Oundle Grammar School, of which he was a former pupil. In 1876, the Grocers' Company decided to divide the School into two parts: Laxton Grammar School, mainly for the inhabitants of the town, and Oundle School, mainly for pupils from further afield. K&K No 2639 refers.
Oxf & Bucks Light Infantry Pair of two part Brass Shoulder Titles Introduced for 1st Battalion men in 1908. Two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse of the curved titles, the bugles a facing pair with three original lugs to the reverse of each. Some signs of service wear but otherwise in good condition. Westlake No 1177 refers A132
Oxford University OTC Anodised Aluminium AA Silver Cap Badge Slider marked Dowler Birmingham. In very good condition. K&K, Vol 2, No 2479 refers.
Oxford University OTC Infantry Section White Metal Cap Badge A scarce and heavy die struck white metal cap badge to Oxford University Officer Training Corps 'Infantry Section' . With two original loops to the reverse. Great condition. K&K, Vol 2, No 2478 refers.
Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Officers Large Gilt Button ( 43rd & 52nd Foot ) An excellent high gilt button with no wear or damage (worn 1908- c.1946). In top condition. Maker marked Gaunt, London. 26mm in diameter. Ripley No 265 refers.
Oxfordshire Embroidered Yellow / Green Large Cloth Shoulder Title In unissued condition. Large title, circa 3.5cm tall. Comm GrH
Oxfordshire Rifle Volunteers Silver Plated Glengarry Badge, pre 1887 An extremely attractive die stamped silvered copper glengarry badge, 6cm tall and 4.7cm wide. Two lugs to the reverse (east-west) with slightly flattened tops presumably to ease wear. In very good condition and dark toned to front. The number '7' in the strap at the bottom indicates the order of precedence for the County of Oxfordshire rifle volunteers in the UK (See Directory of Rifle Volunteers by Westlake, p46). Worn by an officer or senior NCO.
Oxfordshire Rifle Volunteers Silver Plated Glengarry Badge, pre 1887 An attractive die stamped silvered copper glengarry badge, 6cm tall and 4.7cm wide. Two lugs to the reverse (east-west) with slightly flattened tops presumably to ease wear. In very good condition and dark toned to front. The number '7' in the strap at the bottom indicates the order of precedence for the County of Oxfordshire rifle volunteers in the UK (See Directory of Rifle Volunteers by Westlake, p46). Worn by an officer or senior NCO.
Oxs and Bucks Light Infantry Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt London Good condition, slider maker marked "J.R. Gaunt London".
Oxs and Bucks Light Infantry Large Pattern White Metal Cap badge Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Die Struck Cap Badge with original slider, which has been mechanically thinned (presumably to remove the original owner's name), otherwise very good condition.
Oxs and Bucks Other Rank's Embroidered Shoulder Title, circa 1946 - 1950 Yellow on green, a small style other ranks title worn for a limited time only. Removed from uniform. Circa 10 cm wide. Some paper / glue marks to reverse. Scarce. Comm GrH
Pacific Islands Regiment ( PIR ) Brass Shoulder Title, 1953 - 1975 In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1.3cm tall. Britain's possessions in the South Pacific were amongst the smallest imperial holdings. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1202 refers.
Padded Canadian Airborne Red Leaf Dress Wings The Red Leaf signifies qualified in a basic CF Jump Course, either in Canadian or in a foreign army. Circa 9.6cm wide and 4cm tall. Good condition with trace of cellotape to the reverse. Comm FB
Padraig H. Pearse 1916 Irish Commemorative Silvered Medal Obverse: "PADRAIG H PEARSE 1879-1916" Reverse: " IRELAND UNFREE SHALL NEVER BE AT PEACE FROM AN ORATION BY PADRAIG MACPIARAIS POET AUTHOR AND PATRIOT COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN CHIEF OF REPUBLICAN ARMY EASTER 1916" Believed to have been issued in 1966 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Dublin Easter Rising. Circa 3.2cm in diameter suspended from a green ribbon. GVF
Pair of 15/19th Hussars Officer's Small Pattern Brass Shoulder Titles Matched pair of small pattern brass shoulder titles as worn by officer's on two hexagonal lugs each with brass backing plates and cotter pins. Some corrosion to one of the cotter pins. Titles each 3.5cm long and 1cm tall.
Pair of 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Embroidered Formation Signs A matched pair in unissued condition. Each circa 5.2cm wide by 4.7cm tall. The 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division was a first-line Territorial Army Division. It fought with distinction in Europe and North Africa, and were present at the Normandy landings. Comm FB
Pair of 6th Dragoon Guards Officer 's gilt buttons, large and medium pattern Circa 25mm and 20mm in diameter respectively, with fixed shanks and maker marked Jennens & Co, London ( large pattern ) and Firmin & Sons Ld ( medium pattern ), both in very good condition. A135.9
Pair of Army Dental Corps ( ADC ) Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badges, circa 1921 - 1948 A close die cast pair but not matching on account of slight colour variation and different lug styling to reverse. Came together, so were probably worn as such. Worn circa 1921 - 1948 only. Badge design changed in 1948 with their award of "Royal". A3.7
Pair of Brass Firemans buttons Large and Medium Pattern With fixed shanks, the large pattern has a blank reverse and is circa 26mm in diameter, and the medium pattern maker marked Gaunt London and is circa 18mm in diameter. Some service dings and polishing to highpoints. Coll.
Pair of Canadian Customs Service Buttons, King's Crown, pre 1952 - Scully An attractive pair of gilt and enamel buttons to the Canadian Customs Service, worn pre 1952, one large (26mm) and the other medium sized (15mm). Both are open backed with fixed shanks and maker-marked W. Scully, Montreal. No damage to the enamel and gilt bright.
Pair of Embroidered Padded Victorian Rifle Brigade / Volunteers Major Rank Crowns Red & Black An attractive pair of crowns, one with slight edge wear to black felt, both with original paper backings. Not quite matching, but they are close enought and were most probably the actual pair worn. Removed from uniform. Comm FB
Pair of Framed Boer War Stevenographs - Baden Powell and Lord Roberts Stevenographs are silk-woven pictures which were made popular by a Coventry silk weaver Thomas Stevens (1828-1888). Stevens used his improved version of the Jacquard loom to weave coloured silk pictures and illustrations. His family continued producing them from his factory after his death. Royalty and Boer War subjects were particularly popular. They are very sought after today. This pair of Stevenographs of Baden Powell and Lord Roberts are attractively framed in their original contemporary matching frames. The images show some signs of age but they are still bright and attractive, although mounts are darkened probably by nicotene from a smoking environment (gentlemens' club?). Some damage to each of the frame edges (as per photos) but not visible from the front. Each frame is circa 34cm by 24.5cm. They came together so we would like to sell them together. These make a heavy lot, and given the glass in the frames, we will only post to a UK mainland address.
Pair of Intelligence Corps Officer 's Bronze OSD Collar Badges A well matched pair of collar dogs with two original lugs to each, Good sharp detail with no wear to finish. One is very slightly darker than the other but other than that an excellent match. pre 1952.
Pair of Large Pattern Flat Hunt Buttons - Duke of Beaufort 's Hunt ( Gloucestershire ) Each circa 22mm in diameter, with fixed shanks. Maker marked Jennens & Co London ( with PoW feathers). One shank bent over but still functional. Gilt remaining to reverse only. Decorative engraving with two entwined letters ' BH '. Believed to have been worn by hunt servants on the traditional green coat as well as on the red hunting jacket. Some minor staining. Comm StF
Pair of Large Pattern Royal Marine ( RM ) Marines Brass Shoulder Titles Matched pair, some service wear and both with hexagonal square lugs. Circa 1.8cm tall and 2.2cm wide.
Pair of Matched Facing Officer's OSD Bronze Collars of the Royal West Kent Regiment Scarce pre 1914 small pattern collar badges (without scroll), Churchill ref 1374 refers. Very good condition matched facing pair with two original lugs to each. 2.8cm tall. Scarce.
Pair of Matching Royal Artillery / Durham A.C.F. Combinations matched pair cut from battledress, Army Cadet Corps let loose with large calibre weapons! What fun. Comm FB
Pair of Matching Small Pattern Gilt Brass Buttons - Elephants without Houdahs Pair of small pattern buttons with Assaye battle honour Elephants. Fixed shanks and no maker marks. Circa 15mm in diameter. Suspect a 19th Hussars connection. Any information welcome. Very good condition.
Pair of Northumberland Fusiliers ( NF ) Brass Shoulder Titles - Scarce version with FASA rather than FATA Pair with two original lugs to reverse. Some wear but scarce as this is the version with the misspelt part of the motto with Quo Fasa Vocant which should have been Quo Fata Vocant. Col. D. Wood No. 283 (B) refers
Pair of Other Ranks Royal Auxiliary Air Force Embroidered A Arm Badges Light Blue A 's on a dark blue backgorund. They were worn in pairs on both sleeves of the tunic, battle dress blouse and greatcoat immediately below the eagle badge, or in the case of Warrant Officers below the rank badge. A183
Pair of Paper Embossed Crests for the Canadian Northumberland Regiment of Ontario One Victorian and the other post 1902, a little bit grubby on the red crest, but in good condition. Circa 2.5cm and 3.0cm tall respectively.
Pair of Royal Army Ordnance Corps ( RAOC ) Brass Collar Badges click for more images WW2 Royal Army Ordnance Corps pair of collar badges, close match but slight colour variation and different pattern lugs. Two original lugs to each. . This pattern worn 1919-47.
Pair of Royal Fusiliers Bullion Mess Dress Collar Badges Circa 3.5cm tall, a good mathcing pair of collars in gold bullion, with black backing and red and blue cloth with sewn on silver plated roses.
Pair of Royal Military Police ( RMP ) Brass Shoulder Titles An almost matched pair (slight colour variation) of brass shoulder titles with two original lugs to the reverse of each. The larger other ranks pattern. Circa 4cm wide and 1.9cm tall. Westlake 571 refers. A33.3
Pair of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Other Rank 's Facing Collar Badges A good post WW2 die-stamped bi metal facing pair of other ranks collar badges (very close colour match, but not exact). Both converted to single square lugs to the reverse (one of these is a real Heath Robinson affair, no doubt the product of the REME workshop !)
Pair of Royal Sussex Regiment Officer's OSD Dark Bronze Collar Badges Nice pair of die cast Officer's OSD collars. Unfortunately one has a missing lug, otherwise in good condition.
Pair of Silver plate and gilt Royal Marine Officers Fusll Dress Collar Badges - Firmin A matched pair of officer's full dress collar badges,two part construction, with even service wear to both. Two original lugs to the reverse of each and backstamped Firmin London. Polishing as one would expect to the detail on the globes.
Pair of small /medium pattern Cuff Gilt Hunt Buttons - Roman Foxhounds Each circa 16mm in diameter, with fixed shanks. Maker marked to the reverse - hard to make out - but can definitely decipher ... & Sons, London. A fox in full cry with the entwined letters CR below. Gilt in reasonable condition with some staining, one lug is slightly bent over, Comm StF
Pair of Small pattern Imperial Australian Military Forces Brass Cap Buttons, King 's Crown A matched pair of brass buttons, maker marked JR Gaunt London to the reverse. Some modest service wear. Most probably off forage cap / service dress cap. Circa 17mm in diameter. Scarce if you are looking to repair your cap! Comm StF
PAIR OF SPAULDERS IN THE ITALIAN STYLE OF 1390 WITH BRASS EDGING AND MAILLE FRINGE - BY AVANT ARMOURIES Made to order. These are raised from 1.6mm mild steel they have a sharp medial ridge and a flare protruding out over the pectoral muscle. Fitted with a brass band which has been engraved with wiggle work and received punch work similar to that found on other 14th century armour, most noticeably the 14th century spaulder in the Metropolitan Museum New York. Strapped with blue leather and held with a hand made buckle based on originals. As artwork commonly depicts the spaulder is trimmed with flat ring round rivet maille sewn onto the leather banding. The maille has been finished with brass ring dagging (purchased from Capapie a leading UK supplier of maille). They have been ground and polished to receive a standard suitable for the period. These spaudlers are made to order. The ones depicted are 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide and will fit a bicep circumference of circa 13.5 inches to 14.5 inches. These are also available in different sizes on commission basis to a custom size or style, and in mild or spring steel, as required. Please email for a quote and to discuss your requirements.
Pair of uncut small 15th Scottish Infantry Division Formation Signs Uncut pair of silk woven signs, in good condition. Comm FB
Pair of uncut small 50th Northumbrian ( Tyne Tees ) Division Formation Signs Pair of small pattern woven version (each circa 4.8cm wide and 4.5cm tall) uncut, in excellent condition with some minor edge fraying to bottom. Comm FB
Pair of Victorian Large Pattern Gilt / Brass Hunt Buttons - South Herefordshire Hunt Circa 22mm in diameter, with shanks to the reverse. Each maker marked Pitt & Co, 50 St Martin 's Lane ( in London ). This was the address from which Pitt & Co operated between 1875 and 1895. A fox head with three entwined letters below - SHH. Some verdigris to buttons but generally good condition. Comm StF
Pair of WW1 Art Postcards of Northamptonshire Interest Both cards are Postally unused and in good condition. The "Good Wishes from Northampton" card as a small dark mark to the top left corner. The Gale & Polden History and Traditions card has been customised by the "Northampton Independent" newspaper as a Christmas card, with the printed message "With Best Wishes for Christmas and a Victorious New Year", suggesting this was produced for Xmas 1914. Scarce.
Pair of WW1 Postcards concerning the fate of Albert Cathedral A "Before" and "After" shot of Albert Cathedral. Both postally unused. Some creasing and a bit grubby, but generally good condition. This is one of the most famous icons for the British in the Great War - the Golden Virgin on top of the Basilica. The golden statue of the Madonna holding aloft her child was visible from far away, and of course was an excellent target for enemy artillery. It was damaged fairly early on, in January 1915, and the statue was knocked from its perch but stayed leaning at an angle before being secured by the French in that position. A superstition grew up that the war would end only when the statue finally fell. It remained, somewhat improbably, in the same position all the time that Albert was in French and then British hands. The Germans advanced into Albert during their Spring Offensive in 1918, and well aware that the tower could be used as an excellent observation point by the Germans, it was British artillery that then deliberately targeted it and the statue finally fell. Albert was retaken by the British (the 8th East Surreys ) four months later, but it was another three months after this until the Armistice. It has, of course, been rebuilt to match its pre WW1 glory. Albert was the main town behind the lines for the Allies nearest to the 1916 Somme battlefields. It lies on the main D929 road that runs east to Bapaume across the Somme battlefields, and west to Amiens in the other direction.
Pair of WW2 Hone Front Royal Observer Corps ( ROC ) White Metal Medium Pattern Buttons Two buttons in good condition, each circa 17mm in diameter, with fixed shanks, but different makers. one by Firmin the other by Gaunt. Comm StF
Pair of WW2 Royal Navy ( RN ) Plastic Economy Large Pattern Buttuns Each crica 22mm in diameter with fixed shanks and maker marked Archibald London SW8. In very good condition. Comm StF
Pair to Sub-Officer Ted Hunt, North Riding County Council / Scarborough Station Fireman / Fire Service Pair of attributed medals in their boxes of issue as follows: WW2 1939 - 45 Defence Medal Un-named as issued) but with original box from Home Office addressed to Mr T.E. Hunt, 13 Lisvalle Ave, Scarborogh, Yorks (issue slip no longer present). Mounted for wear with a pin fixing as a single medal. Fire Brigade Long Service Medal (QE II), with correct ribbon and mounted for wear as a single medal, correctly impressed in small capitals on the rim to: "Sub. Offr. Thomas E.Hunt" In original box of issue with label identified to North Riding (of Yorkshire) Sub.Offr. Thomas E. Hunt. Some wear to boxes, but medals in NEF condition. The medals come with three original newspaper cuttings relating to the man and his medals. One includes a group photo (folded and with some rips / tears ) taken from the front page of the local newspaper "The Mercury" dated 3rd March 1960, and depicts the firemen for who received the Queen's Medal for long service and good conduct at Scarborough fire station. Report on page 8. There is then a cutting (presumably from page 8), which confirms that 24 firemen had received the medal, and the lists Sub-Officer T.E. Hunt. And finally there is a small cutting, no date or source noted, which relates to his retirement, as follows: "Scarborough's oldest serving fire officer, 55-year-old Sub Officer Ted Hunt of 13 Lisvane (sic) Avenue, Scarborough, today received a retirement gift of an inscribed chimney clock from colleagues at Scarborough Fire Station." It confirms he joined the fire service at Scarborough in 1939. This would have been the National Fire Service. When we think of Scarborough we usually think of seaside holidays and fish and chips. But on On 18 March, 1941 Scarborough suffered its worst air raid. This raid became known as the “March Blitz” and started at 8pm although the siren did not sound until 9pm. Ninety eight planes came in and flew over the districts Flixton, Folkton and the Carrs dropping large numbers of incendiaries. The raiders then closed in on Scarborough about 9pm and subjected the town to hours of heavy bombing with high explosives,parachute mines and thousands of incendiaries. It was 4.30am the following morning before the all clear sounded. The worst of the bombing had ended at about 10.30pm but thereafter the town suffered further bursts of activity when land mines were dropped. In all, over 1,378 buidlings were either damaged or destroyed. A good group with original paperwork. Looks like he preferred to be known as is second name, Edward ( 'Ted' ). New to market.
Pakistan Army - 5th ( Probyn 's ) Horse Officer's Pagri Cap Badge A very fine unmarked silver & gilt officer's pagri cap badge to the 5th Probyns Horse, now an armoured regiment of the Pakistan Army. Crude but original pin fixing and c clasp to the reverse (north-south). Circa 4.4cm tall. This is the post 1956 issue as the "Ich Dien" has been replaced by Urdu script. In 1956, Pakistan became a republic and all titles pertaining to British royalty were dropped, although they did retain the POW feathers in the design. Thanks to Sunil for the confirmation.
Parachute Regiment Cap Badge, Kings Crown A totally original striking with two original loops to the reverse. Some wear to nickel plate finish otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail. Unvoided crown so a later pattern. Circa 6.8cm wide and 4cm tall. A7.6
Parachute Regiment Embroidered Shoulder Title Post 1946 issue, in good condition. Embroidered light blue on maroonm but much bleed from the maroon into the light blue. Otherwise in good condition with some traces of white bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
Parachute Regiment Warrant Officer's Mess Dress Padded Bullion Sleeve badge, post 1953 Attractive and bright condition with maroon backing. Evidence of glue on reverse from being removed from uniform. Circa 5cm across and 4,5 cm tall.
Parachutist (non-operational) Silver Bullion ' Light Bulb ' Proficiency Arm Badge Silver bullion thread on black felt cicular disk, circa 4.5cm in diameter, with hessian backing. In very good conditon with some age to it. Apparently awarded for having completed four parachute jumps but that the individual so awarded had not been called forward for operational duties. Nicknamed Light Bulb men. See Edwards & Langley No 88. A108b
Patriotic Art Cartoon Postcard - Bulldog in Naval Uniform - I am still on guard! Postally unused, fair condition with creasing to one corner, but a strong iconic image by the artist Donald McGill. Coll.
Patriotic Boer War Peace Art Postcard - Tuck & Sons Postally unused. Embossed design, some creasing to centre card of card, blank reverse. Repeats offical messages from Kitchener and the King on the news of Boer surrender in 1902. Coll.
Patriotic Boer War Peace with Honour Art Postcard - Tuck & Sons Postally used. Embossed design, some creasing to corners of card, and one crease (highlighted in pencil on reverse with "AF") . Brentwood address to reverse, EDVII stamp with Romford Essex cancellation, dated 26th June 1902. Repeats offical messages from Kitchener, Buckingham Palace and the House of Lords on the news of Boer surrender at end of May 1902. Coll.
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Peace - Early United Nations ( UN ) Peacekeeper 's Beret with Enamel UN Badge The vendor told me this was the property of a Royal Northumberland Fusilier who served in Korea, which would date it to the early 1950s. Unfortunately he could not recall his name. No makers marks or personal details on the beret. Badge has some slight enamel loss to top outer ring, gilt still bright. No moth, stains or damage to outside. Some signs of having been worn to the inside, but a good clean beret overall. Please note the head is for display and is not for sale. Coll.
Peace - Boer War Peace Medallion - Tynemouth ( Northumberland ) Friendly Society - Lord Roberts Scarce finely cast pewter medallion in shape of Maltese cross, 38mm tall included fixed suspension ring, almost mint, never seen one in quite as good condition as this. A lovely item. Coll
Peace - WW1 era Peace Sweetheart Pin Badge Brooch incorporating a bullet A rather incongruous sweetheart brooch with a dove in brass and enamel attached to a white metal bullet head. Circa 3.8cm wide. Small chip to enamel. Safety pin fitting is in good condition and fully functional. Coll
Peace 1919 - Scarce WW1 Gilt and Enamel Pin Brooch Badge - Darlington, Eastbourne Ward A very scarce enamel pin badge depicting the town crest for Darlington in County Durham celebrating end on WW1 with "Peace 1919" below. Minor firing blemishes, but otherwise in great condition for age. Red enamel below the letters "in" in "industria" is missing, but again, this looks like a firing fault rather than damage. Original pin and clasp, fully functional (apologies for camera flash at top of badge). Coll
Peace 1919 - WW1 1919 Peace Medal in original box Small medal ( circa 25mm in diameter) with original ribbon and medallists red card box, with a label in the inside cover which confirms it was supplied by the Birmingham Medal & Badge Co. Ltd. Box as found condition with cellotape to edges. Medal in good condition but dark toned and ribbon dirty. Comm FB
Pegasus Pair of Embroidered Cloth Airborne Forces Formation Signs Post WW2 issue, facing pair, but not matched. Colour variation to background, the size of the backing squares and different backing finishes. However, despite this they display together well. In good condition with no mothing or damage, but some age to them. One is circa 7.5cm squared and the other 7.2cm squared. Coll.
Peninsular & Oriental ( P&O ) Steam Navigation Company SS Kaisar-I-Hind Letter Picture Card An original unused letter card with containing sepia printed photographs of the ship itself and four images of the magnificently appointed saloons, smoking and dining rooms. Slight foxing and staining to the outside, but contents in good clean condition, Scarce.
Physical Training Instructor ( PTI ) Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Non-substantive Arm Badge ( larger pattern) This pattern was introduced in 1923, made from brass gilding metal. It is an especially attractive badge depicting three muscular arms, each wielding a club. This is the larger pattern version for sale here (the smaller one is depicted for comparison purposes only). It is 4.2cm across.
Physical Training Instructor ( PTI ) Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Non-substantive Arm Badge ( smaller pattern) This pattern was introduced in 1923, made from brass gilding metal. It is an especially attractive badge depicting three muscular arms, each wielding a club. This is the smaller pattern version for sale here. The larger one is depicted here for comparison purposes only. The smaller one is circa 3.5cm across.
Pioneer Corps Matched Pair of Green on Scarlet Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles In unissued condition. Davis No 378 refers. Comm GrH
Pip, Squeak n' Wilfred Miniature Medal Bar with Buttonhole Fixing A contemporary item for the miniature medal collector or WW1 memorabilia collector, comprising WW1 trio miniature ribbons (silk) on the original shop card (in poor to average condition with some folds and bends), with buttonhole fixing for wear on the lapel. "Made in England"
Pipe Major Royal Scots Fusiliers An attractive oilette style postcard photograph, predates WW1 as he seems to be wearing a Boer War pair of medals with clasps. Postally unused and reverse blank except for publisher's details: E.F.A. Military Series No 81. Very slight corner wear otherwise in near excellent condition. Interesting that the title is Scotch rather than Scots Fusiliers.
Pitman Aircraft Engine Maintenance Manual 1941 by Brimm & Boggess Hard bound in blue board covers, 470 pages, fully indexed, illustrated in black and white, published Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1941, London. Frontis bears owners details, D.O. Robinson, 993763 ( presumably his RAF service number). In good condition with no rips, damage or annotations in the text. Some minor wear to cover Get that Spitfire back into the air! Everything you need to know to do it. Given weight will only post to UK unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Players Navy Cut Cigarette 10 Pack, Empty, Famous Face "The Man who sold his face" - There are various stories as to who the sailor depicted was. Most favour a sailor called Thomas Huntley Wood, whose picture had appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1898, “whence it was borrowed for advertising purposes. A friend of Wood’s wrote to the firm suggesting payment of a fee of £15; Wood reduced this to a sum of two guineas ‘and a bit of baccy for myself and the boys on board’.” however my favourite is the account by Domino in Ian Flemmings "Thunderball" (1961) which was as follows: "Have you never thought of the romance behind this picture? You see nothing, yet the whole of England is there! Listen…This is the story of Hero, the name on his cap badge.” A career sailor from boyhood, “he went all over the world–to India, China, Japan, America. He had many girls and many fights with cutlasses and fists.” Rising in the ranks to become a bosun, he grew the famous beard and embroidered a picture of himself, framed by a lifebelt. Then, “he came back home on a beautiful golden evening after a wonderful life in the Navy and it was so sad and beautiful and romantic that he decided he would put the beautiful evening into another picture” featuring “the little sailing ship that brought him home from Suez” and “the Needles lighthouse beckoning him in to harbour”. Hero hangs the embroideries in the pub he runs, where one day a Mr John Player and two small boys, his Sons, see the pictures. The rights to copy them are acquired for the sum of a hundred pounds, and combined into one – the round portrait superimposed on the square homecoming picture, obscuring a mermaid – thus creating the image that has adorned Navy Cut packets ever since." In good condition for age, with some wear and foxing, but un-squashed and iconic. Will be sent in a stiff box in the post. Coll.
Polish Army Brass Button Open backed brass button with fixed shank and circa 23mm in diameter. No maker's details. In reasonable condition. A8.2
Polish Combined Services Mufti Enamel Lapel Badge Attractive enamel (3 colours ) and white metal tri-service lapel badge complete with screw post and original retaining screw plate. Circa 22mm tall and 12mm wide. Some signs of surface wear to enamel, but it is all present and not damaged. The design fits within an anchor and has an early pattern rifle and a single propeller blade, indicating the three armed services. I would date this to circa 1930s, but always happy to be corrected!
Post 1952 Pair of Parachute Regiment Officer's Bronze Collar Badges - matched facing pair A good matched facing pair of collar badges with two lugs on each, east-west.
Post 1953 Royal Tank Regiment Officers Embroidered Slide for Rank of Major A brown, red and green felt cloth slide for wear in shirt sleeve order with a padded embroidered crown on a khaki backing. In good condition and has some age to it. Apparently the colours signified 'over the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond'. A reference to the great hope that the tanks were able to achieve when first introduced in WW1, as was borne out by their initial success at Cambrai in 1917. Comm FB
Post WW1 Devonshire Regiment Memorial Exeter Cathedral, North Isle Postally unused, black and white Tuck's post card. In excellent good condition with very minor corner wear. A66.1
Post WW1 Patriotic Art Postcard - Royal Navy England Expects Super image in good condition. 1/2d stamp required suggests it is quite early. Postally unused. Very good condition, bar some impression marks at the corners from having been stored in an album. Published by Jarrolds, London.
Post WW1 Postcard of Petty Officer of the Royal Navy wearing his 1914 - 15 Star Taken on board ship, Postally unused, but an Xmas message on the reverse to Mrs Griffiths from Bob. A good image of his insignia. Probably 1919 / 1920.
Post WW1 Real Postcard - York & Lancaster Regiment in tropical whites playing the Battalion from Church An interesting picture, Postally unused but identified on reverse in two separate hands. Some corner wear to three corners and a small crease in top right corner, otherwise a good colonial image of the regiment headed by the band on the march in tropical climes, which by the looks of the background is in Africa.
Post WW1 Rifle Brigade ( RB ) White Metal Cap Badge Kings crown, pre 1952 with two original lugs to the reverse. Includes battle honours for WW1. Good stiff badge with sharp detail.
Post WW2 Border Regiment Airborne Embroidered Shoulder Title, Left Facing Horsa Glider Embroidered yellow on maroon background, Removed from uniform and in good condition. Circa 9.5cm wide and 5.5cm tall. Came with the other Border Regiment items recently listed. Comm FB
Post WW2 Border Regiment Airborne Embroidered Shoulder Title, Right Facing Horsa Glider Embroidered yellow on maroon background, Removed from uniform but in poor condition. Circa 8.5cm wide and 5.5cm tall. Came with the other Border Regiment items recently listed. Comm FB
Post WW2 Civil Defence Corps, Lady Volunteer Home Front Badge by Firmin, 1949 - 1952 An original gilt and enamel badge, King's crown above a circlet with 'Civil Defence Corps' on blue enamel ground, enclosing the Royal Lion of England, the reverse with maker's details "Firmin London.". Very good condition, original pin fitting, no damage to the enamel. Circa 2.6cm tall. Coll.
Post WW2 Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Captain's Tunic Burtons the Tailor made tunic complete with officer gilt brass regimental pattern buttons, pips for rank of a captain and brass metal shoulder titles. Lining In good condition, some wear to the internal lining material in one arm hole, but no obvious holes or damage to the outside. WW2 campaign medal ribbons sewn neatly to tunic, including the Africa and Italy Stars. Separate matching belt. It would fit somebody with quite long arms ( circa 21.25 inches from under the armpit seam to edge of cuff), circa 40 inch chest and 34 inches around the belted waist. Quite a tall slim chap with long arms all in all. Some minor wear to surface but on the whole about 9 out of 10 for condition. Will post to a UK address only.
Pre 1922 17th Lancers Brass Shoulder Title Brass with two original lugs to reverse. Good condition. Circa 3.4cm wide and 1.4cm tall.
Pre WW1 18th ( Queen Mary's Own ) Hussars Full Dress Hussar Original Postcard Signed love from Sid to front and message to reverse, but postally unused. Unfortunately whoever has crossed out the message on the reverse has left nasty scores through the image, but if it is held at a right angle these are not visible. A real shame but reflected in the price. Sold to PG
Pre WW1 Coloured Art Postcard of Portrait of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson A very attractive postcard postally used with frank date of 1906. In very good condition for age. Would look particularly good in a small dark frame. no doubt printed to celebrate the first centenary of his death in 1805. Coll.
Pre WW1 Coloured Postcard of Regimental regalia - The Gordon Highlanders A very attractive card with only very minor corner wear, but has been glued into an album and the glue marks are on the reverse. Battle honours on reverse include up to Boer War only, confirming this item as dated to between 1902 and the start of the first war. Great item to display with your badge collection! Postally unused. I have been informed this is circa 1910 and produced by Gale & Polden Ltd, but cannot prove this.
Pre WW1 Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Matched Facing Pair of Cast Brass Shoulder Titles Cast facing and matched pair with three original integral lugs to the reverse of each. The DLI spent time in India before WW1, so assumed to be made locally made. Slight twist to one lug otherwise in good condition and scarce. Circa 3.9cm wide and 2.9cm tall.
Pre WW1 Edwardian Coloured Postcard - British Royal Navy Fleet in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Postally unused, Canadian Souvenir Postcard, printed in Toronto. Some minor corner and edge wear. Message on reverse. Good condition and scarce.
Pre WW1 Green Howards ( Alexandra, Princess of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment ) Territorials enjoying a brew-up Original pre 1914 postcard which has not been Postally used. One soldier has a pen star above his head, but unfortunately he is not identified on the reverse. Some wear and corner wear, but generally good condition.
Pre WW1 Original Art Card depicting the ludicrous Russian Fleet's bombardment of the Hull Fishing Fleet Postally used, post mark for 1905. From the collection of the Postcard & postmark museum, Skegness. Some damage to corner, tip of top left in particular, but an often forgotten event which is worth remembering here. The Dogger Bank incident (also known as the North Sea Incident, the Russian Outrage or the Incident of Hull) occurred on the night of 21/22 October 1904, when the Russian Baltic Fleet mistook some British trawlers in the Dogger Bank area of the North Sea for an Imperial Japanese Navy force and fired on them. Russian warships also fired on each other in the chaos of the melée. Three British fishermen died and a number were wounded. One sailor and a priest aboard a Russian cruiser caught in the crossfire were also killed. The incident almost led to war between Britain and Russia. The Russian warships involved in the incident were en route to the Far East, to reinforce the 1st Pacific Squadron stationed at Port Arthur, and later Vladivostok, during the Russo-Japanese War. Because of the fleet's alleged sightings of balloons and four enemy cruisers the day previously, coupled with "the possibility that the Japanese might surreptitiously have sent ships around the world to attack"them, the Russian admiral, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, called for increased vigilance, issuing an order that "no vessel of any sort must be allowed to get in among the fleet", and to prepare to open fire upon any vessels failing to identify themselves. With ample reports about the presence of Japanese torpedo boats, submarines and minefields in the North Sea, and the general nervousness of the Russian sailors, 48 harmless fishing vessels were attacked by the Russians, thousands of miles away from enemy waters. The incident arose from the fact that it was known that enemy intelligence had been heavily active in the region, and that the recently developed torpedo boats of the major navies did have the potential to sink or damage large warships, and could strike while nearly invisible. Torpedo boats created a psychological stress on sailors at war, and as early as 1898, during the Spanish–American War, American warships had opened fire on ocean swells, trains on land, and rocks along the coastline, after sailors had mistaken them for Spanish torpedo boats. The Russian fleet was barred from using the Suez Canal and British ports as a result of the incident. It thus proceeded around Africa, where it rendezvoused with German supply ships that had been hired to replenish its coal stocks at sea. The fleet then proceeded to the Sea of Japan where it was defeated in the Battle of Tsushima. Ha, ha.
Pre WW1 Original Postcard of Rifle Regiment Territorial Cyclist Despatch Riders Postally unused from the Bill Hopkins postcard collection. Close of up of Cap badges show these to be crowned maltese crosses. Taken of despatch riders with the cycles and rifles under or "Bivvy". Taken at Crowborough in 1911. no doubt the annual territorial camp. Scrace image. Card in good condition.
Pre WW1 Original Postcard Territorials at Annual Camp, possibly ASC in KD, some of them are cleaning their full dress tunics (scarlet with white facings). One is holding a horse. Possibly Army Service Corps ( ASC ). UK card, postally unused. Some surface wear/ dents/minor creases, but no hard creases or damage.
Pre WW1 Patriotic Coloured Art Card by Rapael Tuck - What are you doing to guard the homes of England? A stirring image of volunteers from the Napoleonic times to the Volunteers of 1860s and beyond, cajoling an idle gentleman of means ( or a rake!) to join the territorial / auxiliary forces. References to a quote from George V so this dates to 1912 - 1914 era. The poem on the reverse makes interesting reading. In very good condition, with slight marks suggesting it had been very lightly glued at one time into an album.
President Kruger Brooch including a Half Crown Silver Piece Coin 1896 South African Republic Zuid Afrik Republic A pro Boer coin brooch displaying a half crown ( 2.5 shilling) silver coin dated 1896 mounted in an attractive unmarked silver pendant brooch with its original pin and c clasp fitting. Some of the bobbles on the brooch rim have been worn/ dented but overall it is an attractive item in good condition. Coin is also in very good condition.
Prince Albert's Own ( Somerset Light Infantry ) White Metal Cap Badge - F. Narborough Die struck large pattern cap badge in very good condition with original slider, which has been stamped (double stamped it would appear) with maker's details - FN B'ham (F. Narborough, Birmingham), Circa 4cm tall. Sold to Phil
Prince Albert's Own Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry Officer's Silver Plated Small Coatee Button, circa 1840 small silver plated officer's coatee button of circa 1840s vintage with scarce early maker, Hamburger, London. Fixed shank. Circa 16mm in diameter. Some wear to plate and bronze is showing through. Still, an attractive and scarce early button.
Prince of Wales Leinster Regt Officers Large Gilt Button ( 100th & 109th Foot) Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox St, London. Shank is strong and button is in very good condition - scratch to revervse but does not detract. Ripley No 295 refers.
Prince of Wales Yorkshire Regiment Officer's Silver Bullion Side Cap Badge In excellent unissued condition on a black felt background. These badges were private purchase. traces of blue-tack to reverse. K&K No 2044 refers. Sold to Phil
Princess Victoria's Royal Irish Fusiliers Officers large button ( 87th & 89th Foot) Jennens & Co of London. Gilt brass, the detail is good except for slight polishing on the eagle's breast and legs. Shank is strong and button in good condition otherwise. Ripley No 291 refers.
Printed 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Formation Sign Printed TT formation sign, unissued condition. Circa 6 by 6.5cm. The 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division was a first-line Territorial Army Division. It fought with distinction in Europe and North Africa, and were present at the Normandy landings. Comm FB On hold for Phill
Printed British Forces Hong Kong Formation Sign Yellow Chinese dragon on red and black background, red bright. In very good condition. Comm GrH
Printed British Forces Hong Kong Formation Sign Yellow Chinese dragon on red background, red faded. Worn and removed from uniform. traces of white 'bluetack' to the reverse. Comm GrH
Pro Boer Republic Transvaal / Orange Free State Art Postcard - Kruger & Joubert Postally used, posted in 1899 from Zurich, Switzerland. Unable to translate message or address, but card is in excellent condition, especially as it has been posted. The Swiss stamp has some minor wear to top border. Scarce. Coll.
Proficiency Diamond Efficiency Badge as worn by Volunteer Corps, 1879-1909 Introduced in 1879 and withdrawn from wear in 1909 (I can confirm this for definite as I have a sealed pattern of this item in my own collection and it has been annotated as such). Worn on the lower right sleeve just above the Austrian knot. It was awarded to volunteers "returned as efficient in rifle drill and practice in the last annual return of their Corps". The white diamond on scarlet was worn by volunteer infantry (but not rifle battalions which wore black on scarlet). Sanctioned obsolete in 1909. Item 32A in "British Army Proficiency Badges" refers. Removed from uniform so shows some signs of wear but in generally good condition. Edwards & Langley, No 32A refers.
Proficiency Embroidiered Cloth Badge - White on khaki - Crossed Quills / Feathers Crossed feather quills above a laurel wreath. Presumably signifying the trade of an Army Clerk. Not seen this pattern before. Slight pull to one of the threads, otherwise with no damage or moth. Circa 4.2cm in diameter. Coll.
Punch Cartoon Original WW1 Patriotic Post Card - Entente Cordiale A great play on words, with the Kaiser finding he had kicked a rock, rather than finding a mere paper alliance between Great Britain and France. Postally unused and in great condition for age.
Punjab Regiment Unmarked Indian Silver Pagri Badge The Burmese Cinthe ( Lion Dog God ) with the numerals 15 above a scroll " Punjab Regiment " with original and functional pin fixing to the reverse. The Cinthe was attributed to the 8th Punjab Regiment, but its various battalions often had their own badge. the 8th Punjab Regiment had a 15th Battalion, raised and based in India in 1942, which was disbanded in 1947, which was a training battalion for NCOs. Appears to be cast unmarked Indian silver and is well made, heavy and with sharp detail. Circa 4.1cm tall.
QEII Bronze Royal Horse Guards ( RHG ) Cap Badge, pre 1970 A bronze die cast cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Slight trace of verdigris to reverse and minor wear to highpoints otherwise in very good condition. In 1969 the regiment had a change of badge on amalgamation to become The Blues and Royals. A192.16
QEII Rhodesian Light Infantry Officers Silver Hallmarked Cap Badge Firmin & Son's (F& S) marked to reverse with hallmark stamps for 1961. Two original silver lugs. Circa 3.3cm tall and 3cm wide. Dark toned, and in very good condition. Renfrew, Renfrew & Cranston No 610 refers. Reserved for Tim.
QMI - Queensland Mounted Infantry Boer War Vintage Brass Shoulder Title Brass shoulder title with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. In very good condition. Scarce Australian Boer War Collectable. A127.2
QONR - Queen 's Own Nigeria Regiment Blackened Brass Shoulder Title, 1956 - 1960 Scarce brass shoulder title, only worn from the formation of the unit in 1956 until Independence in 1960. Originally blackened, most of the black finish is now absent, with two original lugs to the reverse. Scarce. A164.3
QSA Queens South Africa Medal 1899 - 1902 Frederick D. Curl 10th Royal Hussars - Died of Wounds in WW1 at Ypres on 30th October 1914 Full size QSA with 5 clasps: CC, OFS, Trans, 01 & 02, correctly riveted and impressed as follows: "4364 Pte F.D. Curl 10th Rl Hussars" Slight contact marks and minor edge nibbles otherwise GVF+ condition. Comes with copy photograph of recipient in uniform and research. He was also entitled to Delhi Durbar Medal 1911, the Mons Trio with clasp and the Memorial Plaque. Died of Wounds on the 30th October 1914 with the BEF, buried at Ypres in France & Flanders. Copies of: MIC, CWGC certificate, his entry in the Marquis De Ruvigny's roll of honour, the Flamstead ( Hertfordshire ) war memorial roll, the entry relating to him in Ducker's Delhi Medal roll as his entry in UK Casualties of the Boer War. His brother, Private Harry Curl (Service No. 2566) served in the same Regiment at the same time but seems to have survived the war and was in the 14th Hussars by 1918. The research confirms he was wounded in South Africa on 7th May 1901 at Vaal River. He was born in St Albans. At the time of his death in 1914, he was 36, a sergeant and married. A 10th Hussar man through and through, and a superb photo of him as a pre WW1 NCO. He landed in france 6/10/14 with the 10th Hussars, who were part of the 3rd cavalry division, 8th brigade. There is some controversy as to whether he died of wounds on the 30th or 31st of October 1914 during the first battle of Ypres, with both heavy fighting at Hooge and east of Zillebeke, At approx.3.00pm on the 31st October 1014, orders were received for two squadrons of the 10th Hussars to advance dismounted, through the woods south east of Hooge with fixed bayonets during which a large number of Germans were killed or wounded. The attack proved a complete success along the whole sector.
Quartermaster - Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers c1880s taken in India. Large original cabinet photograph circa 1880s taken in India, Punjab ( Punjaub ) photographer. Great image of a senior NCO. Some foxing but otherwise in good condition. Blank reverse. Circa 16.5cm by 11cm.
Queen 's Own Warwickshire & Worcestershire Yeomanry Pair of Anodised Aluminium Small Pattern Cap Buttons A matched white anodised aluminum pair with fixed shanks to the reverse. Each circa 13mm in diameter. Blank reverse. In very good condition. Coll.
Queen 's Royal Irish Hussars NCO 's Gold Bullion Arm Badge Combined with Mess Dress Shamrock Pattern Chevrons Queen's Royal Irish Hussars NCO's Gold Bullion Arm Badge Combined with Mess Dress Shamrock Pattern Chevrons A stunning Gold wire embroidered NCO's mess dress sleeve badge, with the QRIH monogram above three shamrock pattern sergeant's chevrons on a scarlet felt backing. Circa 11.5cm tall and 9cm wide, In excellent bright condition, a lovely item. Linaker & Dine Plate No 24.4 refers. A59.1
Queen Alexandra 's Royal Naval Nursing Service ( QARNNS ) 1903 Hallmarked Silver Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) In 1884 a matron, four head sisters and six sisters were appointed to Haslar Naval Hospital. The Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Service was formed in 1902. Queen Alexandra herself designed their uniform and badges. With London hallmarks ( leopard's head ) for 1903 (letter h ), this WBC could well have been one of the very first issued items for the new uniform. Excellent condition, silver toned with minor tarnishing and with matching buckle and clasp and maker's mark J.D. on both parts. In excellent condition and scarce.
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps ( QARANC ) White Metal Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) Buckle Queen's crown maker marked on reverse Hobson & Son (London) Ltd, matching parts in very good condition. Circa 9cm wide and 5.5cm tall.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977 awarded to North East Coal Miner and former WW2 Royal Marine? Special Forces interest Silver medal in mint condition in original box of issue, unnamed as issued but accompanied by its original bestowal certificate to Mr Michael Robson. Some minor wear to box but medal NEF condition and mounted for wear. This is also accompanied by an original letter from the North East Area National Coal Board to Mr M Robson, congratulating him on his award acknowledging his long mining industry service. Included with the medal is an original paper clipping from the "Shields Gazette" which stated that there were only 21 medals awarded in the Northumberland and Durham coalfield areas with 25 years service who were awarded the silver jubilee medal, and it confirmed that Mr Michael Robson, a stoneman at Bolden Colliery was to be one of these recipients. The Royal Marine connection is a bit more tenuous, but the group was accompanied by a small yellow Royal Marines pocket booklet of 24 pages and dated Deal 1942 on the front cover. It seems to be aimed at Royal Marine Engineers. Michael Robson's name and address is included in the back over. A pencil entry in the front cover suggests M Robson was a "company commander." I cannot make any sense of this as the owner of the book is identified as 19650 J F Palmer. Worthy of follow up, but not my particular area of expertise. Coincidently there was a top secret 202 Bn GHQ Reserve Auxiliary Units Group No. 4 based out of Boldon Colliery. They had received Commando training and I wonder whether there is connection between this and Michael Robson too, or am I reading too much into this? See the following link: http://www.coleshillhouse.com/boldon-colliery-auxiliary-unit-patrol.php Mine workings were believed to have been used as hideouts by the 202 auxiliary patrols in the North East, including East Boldon Colliery.
Queen Mary's Own 18th Hussars Officer's Silver Plated Cap Badge Attractive die struck silver plated (unmarked) officer's cap badge to Queen Mary's Own Hussars, circa 1902 - 1922. Two original silvered lugs (east-west)
Queen Mary's Regiment of Surrey Yeomanry enamel and gilding metal cap badge An attractive gilding metal and red enamel cap badge with two original loops to reverse. They converted to artillery in 1922 from lancers. Mint condition. Circa 4,2cm tall. K&K Vol 2 No 2338 refers. Sold to Mr Fretwell
Queen's ( Royal West Surrey Regiment ) Plastic Bakerlite WW2 economy issue cap badge Light grey colour. Very good condition, no warping, two blades intact to rear.
Queen's ( York ) Rangers 1st American Chromed Metal Lapel Badge Circa 3.2cm tall with pin fixing and brass fastener stud. In very good condition. The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) R.C.A.C. is a Canadian Army Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Armoured Corps regiment based in Toronto and Aurora. The regiment is part of 4th Canadian Division's 32 Canadian Brigade Group. The regiment consists of two reconnaissance squadrons, A Sqn in Aurora and B Sqn in Toronto, and a Headquarters Service Support Squadron in Toronto.
Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Large Pattern Cap Badge c1920 Worn circa 1920 until a smaller pattern of this design was introduced towards the end of WW2. In good condition with original slider. It has some service wear and is possibly laquered, but an attractive badge overall.
Queen's Crown British Red Cross Society V.A.D. ( Voluntry Aid Detachment) Enamel Pin Lapel Badge Enamel in good condition with no damage, some dulling to the gilt finish on the crown and some verdigris to the reverse. Original pin fitting and clasp, fully functional. Maker marked JR Gaunt London. Circa 3.5cm tall. Coll.
Queen's Dragoon Guards NCO's No1 dress rank arm badge A good gold and silver wire embroidered padded example. Also worn on mess dress. Excellent condition. A82.3
Queen's Dragoon Guards White Metal Cap Badge Die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Some plasticine has been put in centre behind the shield to add some weight. Sharp detail. Could also have been worn as a large pattern collar badge.
Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Cameron) Facing Matched Pair of Anodised Aluminium Collar Badges Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth & Cameron) Assaye over Elephants Anodised Facing Pair Collar badges. Single lug, brass backing plate and cotter pin to each. Facing pair, in very good condition.
Queen's Own Irish Hussars Cap Badge Anodised Aluminium. Good condition with original slider.
Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars ( QOOH ) White Metal Cap Badge, Scarce King's Crown pattern A good heavy and stiff die struck white metal cap badge with sharp detail and original slider to reverse. This pattern it was not popular, and was, according to Gaylor, rejected by the Regiment as not having the correct pattern crown ( it should have been the winged Queen Adelaide's crown). K&K Vol 2, No1463 refers. A3.16 Sold to Phil
Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Officer's OSD Bronze Badge - 3 tabs A stunning and heavy die cast officer's service dress cap badge with three original tabs to the reverse. No damage or wear. Great item. K&K 1461 refers.
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment - Anodised Medium sized Button Scarce medium sized anodised button to the Royal West Kent Regiment. Back-marked Buttons Ltd, Birmingham with king's crown (pre 1953) Fixed shank and 19mm in diameter.
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment - Medium Gilt Officers Button Medium sized gilt brass button to an Officer of the Royal West Kent Regiment. Blank reverse. Fixed shank and 19mm in diameter.
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment - Small Gilt Officers Button Small sized gilt brass button to an Officer of the Royal West Kent Regiment. Back-marked "Superiof Quality" on the reverse. Fixed shank and 16mm in diameter.
Queen's Own Warwickshire & Worcestershire Yeomanry Matched Pair Brass Shoulder Titles Matched brass metal shoulder titles, with two original square lugs to each. Worn from 1956 until replaced with an anodised version. Westlake No 214 refers.
Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars Bi-metal cap badge, King's crown In good condition with original slider. Sharp detail.
Queen's Own Worestershire Hussars Shoulder Title Brass " QOWH " shoulder title, two original lugs to the reverse, some twisting to lugs from wear otherwise in good condition.
Queen's South Africa Medal ( QSA ) to Squadron Sergeant Major F. Durman, 3rd Hussars With copy of medal roll confirming his entitlement to the three clasps, SA 02, Trans & OFS (worn in the correct order). Third type reverse and correctly impressed on the rim to: "2437 S.Serjt: - Maj: F. Durman. 3rd Hussars" Slightly lose at suspension but otherwise in GVF+ condition. Replacement ribbon. The 3rd Hussars came late to the conflict, having sailed from India, and arrived at Durban in December 1901. After being stationed in the Newcastle district for a short time, they and the 20th Hussars were brigaded under Colonel Nixon, and were employed in the last great drives, chiefly in the extreme north-east of the Orange River Colony, when many of the enemy were taken. This column was responsible for many of these captures, and in Lord Kitchener's despatch of 8th April 1902 he mentioned that "Colonel Nixon reported the discovery of three Krupp field guns which were found hidden in the bed of a tributary of Liebensberg's Vlei". Dealing with an earlier drive, Lord Kitchener stated that Colonel Nixon had on the night of 26th February 1902 "successfully repulsed an attack by a large number of the enemy upon the line of the Cornelius River". One officer gained mention by Lord Kitchener during the war, and in the final despatch 3 officers and 3 non-commissioned officers were mentioned. The 3rd Hussars were a bit of a family firm for the Durman's with a number of them having achieved the rank of Quartermaster and RSM
Queen's Westminsters Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform with signs of service wear. Good condition and scarce. A7.17
Queens / Surreys Brass Shoulder Title, 1959 - 1966 Two lines Queens / Surreys, all in one piece with two original hexagonal style lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm wide and 2.4cm tall. Some signs of service wear but in good condition. Thanks to Alan for correcting the information on this entry. Westlake No 1440, plate 91 refers. A139.2
QUEENS MEDITERRANEAN MEDAL to Sergt DUNBAR, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Correctly impressed to "3112 SERJT: T. DUNBAR. L.N. LANC: REGt" NEF condition, but on the reverse just above the ships masts there are two very small light scratches. This a 3rd Militia Battalion award. The 3rd Battalion was embodied in January 1900 and served in the Mediterranean as garrison troops.
Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Officer's large button ( 79th Foot) No maker's name. Some minor staining but otherwise good condition.
Queens Own Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry Officer's Shoulder Belt & Pouch With Whistle and Gilt Fittings A magnificent Officer's shoulder belt plate and pouch with king's crown badge to pouch, indicating the period 1902 - 1908. Tan leather with gilt filttings, in near mint condition. Odd mark to leather, but nothing to worry about. The belt is complete with a fire gilt lion-head boss and two-strand gilt chain connected to the gilt whistle and holder. The pouch has the original tinned liner and bears a bi-metal pouch badge. This badge has a scroll below it with the words "Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry". All fittings have the correct screw-bolts to the reverse. Really scarce and in great condition. Due to issues posting textiles to the USA, I am unable to post this across the pond.
Queens Own Yeomanry Bullion Beret Badge Cloth Private purchase item for wear by officers. Circa 6.7cm by 4.5cm. In very good condition. Sold to Phil
QVC Crown for wear above a HPC, post 1881 with white metal rose (adapted to loop) Brass crown for use as part of glengarry with helmet plate centre. two original wire loops to reverse. In good condition. It came with a modified white metal rose (possibly a cape fitting) which has a DIY contemporary loop of similar dimensions fitted to the reverse. A novel combination but because they came together and look right, I am reluctant to split. K&K Vol 1 No 288 refers (crown only). A85.5
QVC Victorian Brass Crown, post 1881 Brass crown for use as part of glengarry with helmet plate centre. 2 wire loops to the reverse (one slightly bent, but functional). Good condition. Circa 3.1cm wide and 2.6cm tall.
QVC Victorian Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers Large White Metal Button Large pattern white metal QVC 2nd ( Cambridge University ) Rifle Volunteer Corps re designated the 4th ( Cambridge University ) Volunteer Battalion the Suffolk Regiment in 1887, circa 23mm in diameter with fixed shank, and maker marked " 36 Rich Quality " on the reverse. A196.3
R.A.D.C. Royal Army Dental Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red on Green. In very good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.D.C. Royal Army Dental Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red on Blue. In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.D.C. Royal Army Dental Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Good condition, embroidered red on green, hessian backed. Traces of bluetack to reverse. Scarce. Needs to be relocated Comm GrH
R.A.E.C. Royal Army Education Corps Bi-Metal Cap Badge. King 's Crown, Gaunt 2nd pattern bi-metal cap badge, worn only 1946 to 1952 (with a King's Crown). Original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London (large pattern lettering with no full stop). Light polishing to high points but otherwise very good condition. A101.2
R.A.E.C. Royal Army Education Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.E.C. Royal Army Education Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Cambridge blue on black. In good condition, with some traces of white blutack to the reverse. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.E.C. Royal Army Education Corps Matched Pair of Minerva Blue on Dark Blue Embroidered Shoulder Titles In unissued condition. One has been cut slightly longer than the other, but in all other respects a matched pair. Davis No 373 refers Comm GrH
R.A.M.C. Royal Army Medical Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on maroon, some traces of bluetak to the reverse, Good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75.
R.A.M.C. Royal Army Medical Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on Purple. In very good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.O.C. Royal Army Ordnance Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Blue on Red. Removed from uniform. In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.P.C. Royal Army Pay Corps, Embroidered Black on Yellow Felt Cloth Shoulder Title A bit grubby, with some moth and glue to reverse, but this pattern not often encountered. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.P.C. Royal Army Pay Corps, Embroidered Yellow on Black Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Full size in good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.S.C. Royal Army Service Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on Balck. In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.S.C. Royal Army Service Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Hessian backing, has some age to it. Good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.S.C. Royal Army Service Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow on Black, Moth hole between the legs of the R. reflected in price. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.A.S.C. Royal Army Service Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Yellow on black. Single moth hole next to S, slight fraying to one end, white blutack to reverse, otherwise in reasonable condition, UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75.
R.C.M.P. Royal Corps of Military Police Matched Pair of Black on Scarlet Red Embroidered Shoulder Titles In unissued condition. Some traces of white bluetack to the reverse. Davis No 375 refers Comm GrH
R.C.T. Royal Corps of Transport Embroidered Shoulder Title Yellow on black with some traces of blutak to the reverese. In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.C.T. Royal Corps of Transport Embroidered Shoulder Title Yellow on Black. In very good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
R.E.M.E. Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Embroidered Shoulder Title Yellow thread on black backing. Slight edge nip otherwise in good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
RA STAFF ( Royal Artillery ) large brass cast title / badge RA / STAFF large thick cast gilt finished brass title / badge. Large RA in script. Well cast. Two original flat integral loops. Possibly Indian Army. Circa 4.9cm tall and 4.8cm wide. Scarce. A81.8
RAC Royal Armoured Corps Slip-on Embroidered Shoulder Title In good condition with slip on strap to the reverse, slight traces of paper stuck to reverse. Comm FB
Radnor Home Guard ( H.G. ) Brass Cap Badge, QEII crown, post WW2 A good stiff brass badge with original slider. Queen's crown denotes post 1952. Welsh Home Guard unit, 2nd phase, 1951 to 1957. In December 1951, the Home Guard, disbanded in 1945, was again raised, to be finally stood down in July 1957. Some units had badges produced at their own expense, and this included the Radnor Home Guard. The county was in the South Wales Borderers' recruiting area but permission was sought and granted for the old badge of the Royal Radnor Rifles Militia to be adopted. The second phase pattern badge had a Queen's crown and had "H.G." added to the centre. Sealed pattern 29th July 1953. K&K Vol 2, No 2435 refers.
RAF 264 Fighter Squadron Gilt and Enamel Mufti Lapel Pin Badge, King 's Crown - Mosquito Night Fighthers A rare original George VI period RAF No 264 Fighter Squadron gilt and enamel badge, the centre bearing a knight's armet / enclosed helm with motto " We Defy " below , and the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd, Branston St, B'Ham.18". Fully functional and original pin to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm tall. Some wear to highpoints of gilt armet / helm, otherwise the enamel in undamaged and gilt bright. No.264 ( Madras Presidency ) Squadron was reformed on 30 October 1939, as a Defiant-equipped fighter squadron. It used its two-seater fighters for the first time in May 1940, and had some initial successes, before the Germans discovered the Defiant's weak points, and in August 1940 the Defiant was withdrawn from daylight operations. From then until the end of the war No.264 Squadron served as a night fighter squadron. The Defiants remained until July 1942, but in May 1942 the squadron became one of the first to get the Mosquito NF.Mk II. The first Mosquito sorties took place on 13 June 1942. The squadron alternated between defensive and intruder duties. The first spell of intruder duties came from January-November 1943. This was followed by a return to defensive duties from bases in Lincolnshire, before moving south in May 1944 to cover the D-day invasion. The squadron moved to France for a short spell in August, and then returned in January 1945 for a mix of defensive patrols over the Allied armies and intruder missions into Germany, which lasted to the end of the war. Aircraft operated: December 1939-September 1941: Boulton Paul Defiant I September 1941-July 1942: Boulton Paul Defiant II May 1942-January 1944: de Havilland Mosquito II July 1943-October 1943: de Havilland Mosquito VI January 1944-August 1945: de Havilland Mosquito XIII A183
RAF 44 ( Rhodesia ) Squadron Enamel and Gilt Brass Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge In exceptionally good and bright condition, with original and fully functional pin and c clasp fitting. Maker marked on reverse "H.M. Miller, Branston Street, Birmingham 18. 44 Squadron was formed on 24 July 1917 as a Home Defence Corps. The squadron, based at Hainault Farm, Essex, pioneered the use of the Sopwith Camel in night fighter operations. By the end of the First World War it was commanded by Arthur Harris, later known as "Bomber" Harris. Disbanded in 1919, the squadron was reformed as a bomber squadron in March 1937 and equipped with Hawker Hinds. Moving to RAF Waddington later that year, it was equipped with Bristol Blenheims before changing to Handley Page Hampdens. During the war the squadron was subsequently based at RAF Dunholme Lodge, near Dunholme, then RAF Spilsby at Great Steeping in Lincolnshire. At the outbreak of the Second World War, as part of Bomber Harris' No. 5 Group, the squadron was commanded by John Boothman, winner of the Schneider Trophy in September 1931. It was one of only two squadrons to operate continuously throughout the war. There were two squadron commanders who held the Victoria Cross - Wing Commanders Roderick Learoyd and John Nettleton. In 1941 the squadron was renamed No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron in honour of the Rhodesian contribution to Britain's war effort, and also to recognise that up to 25% of the ground and air crew were Rhodesian. The badge is based upon the seal of Lo Bengula (Lobengula), the chief of the Matabele on conquest. The seal shows an elephant which, in the case of this unit, is intended to indicate heavy attacks. No. 44 received its first Avro Lancaster, BT308, in late 1941 and became the first squadron to convert completely to Lancasters—flying their first operational missions in the aircraft on 3 March 1942. Total sorties and losses for the war were: Handley Page Hampden - 2,043 sorties (43 lost) Avro Lancaster - 4,362 sorties (149 lost, plus 22 destroyed in crashes) The Squadron suffered the third highest overall casualties of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command.
RAF Iraq Levies Parachute Company Cap badge Cap badge of the Royal Air Force Levies Parachute Company. Nice genuine and scarce badge, cast with fixings as it was made. The actual scan of the badge is the item you get except for the picture/photo of the unit which is not included (but can be viewed at the link below). The Levies parachute company was raised in Habbaniya in Iraq in 1942 and was disbanded in 1946. It took part in the war in Northern Italy, in Albania together with the Royal Marines Commandos and in Athens in October 1944 to fight the communists. Two different types of the cap badge exist and this is the second type. The first type is without the word Iraq which is replaced with a laurel leaf. If you cut and paste the link below into your web browser it will take you to some photos in my web album which show the badge being worn by the Royal Air Force Iraq Levies Parachute Company: https://picasaweb.google.com/116423496988005557839/IraqLevies?authkey=Gv1sRgCNLXjYOqv73DpQE# Perhaps it is time to re-assess this badge and include it in some of the special forces insignia reference books?
RAF Medical Services Matched Pair of Gilt Brass Collar Badges, pre 1952 A small matched pair of die gilt cast brass collar badges to the Royal Air Force Medical Services with two original loops and reinforcement bars to the reverse of each. King 's crown. Good condition with sharp detail. Circa 2.6cm tall. A167.7
RAF No 27 Squadron Royal Air Force Badge circa 1940's by Miller. A good original circa 1940's 27 Squadron gilt and enamel badge, with motto " Quam Celerrime Ad Astra", the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St B'Ham.18". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel. 33mm tall. The elephant as a badge was approved by HM King Edward VIII in October 1936. The badge was based on an unofficial emblem first used in 1934 and commemorates the Squadron's first operational aircraft - the Martinsyde G100 'Elephant' - and the unit's long sojourn to India. Somewhat appropriately the squadron currently operates Chinook heavy lift helicopters! The motto when translated means 'With all speed to the Stars'.
RAF Royal Air Force Matched Pair of Medium Brass Buttons, pre 1952 Good pair of medium pattern brass buttons with fixed shanks and maker marked Gaunt London. Circa 19mm in diameter. Very good condition. Comm StF
RAF Royal Air Force Matched Set of 4 Large Pattern Brass Buttons, pre 1952 Four good buttons with fixed shanks and back marked Gaunt London. Matched set. Some minor blemishes to finish, but generally a very nice set. Circa 24mm in diameter. Comm StF
RAF Wireless Operators Embroidered Arm Badge In good condition. As worn on right sleeve above rank and below the Albatross. A183
Rajputana Rifles Officer's Victorian Pagri Badge Blackened brass UK made die struck pagri badge, with flat topped Victorian crown. Most of black finish now absent. Stout pin to the reverse, but this has been re-affixed and the c clasp fixing has been soldered back in place. Otherwise in good condition with sharp detail. Circa 4.6cm tall. Scarce. A145.1
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RAOC Royal Army Ordnance Corps Khaki Cloth Epaulette Slip-on RAOC in black lettering on a khaki slip-on, with cloth strip fastner, but this has been glued down, with lots of glue traces to the reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Comm FB
Rare & attributed Infantry Officer 1897 Pattern Sword as issued in WW1. Regimental Pattern - 5th Foot ( Northumberland Fusiliers ) - Property of Lt -Col. Thomas Michael Scanlan M.C. and Bar Scarce sword sold with very extensive research and copy photos of this officer in uniform. (See item 52209 for more photos) The 5th Fusiliers later Northumberland Fusiliers were unique in having a the regimental device of a fused grenade and St George and The Dragon mounted on the outside of the Guard. This particular swords was manufactured by Hawkes and Co, of No 1 Saville Row, London and embossed on the blade to T.M.S. which stands for Thomas Michael Scanlan. Commissioned in the 24th Tyneside Irish Battalion in 1914, awarded Military Cross twice (with specific citations), MID, and wounded three times, all gun shot wounds. Also served with the 30th, 1st and 8th Battalions, Northumberland Fusiliers. Served also in WW2. An important sword to a senior Irish officer. Died 1982. Sword is pure quality. See photos. Great condition for age.
Rare & attributed Infantry Officer Pattern Sword 1897. Regimental Pattern - 5th Northumberland Fusiliers - Property of Lt -Col. Thomas Michael Scanlan M.C. and Bar Additional photos
Rare and Unusual Airship Wreckage Brooch Dated 1916 - Zeppelin Fabricated from a bracing wire terminal, engraved " Airship 1916 " and silver plated. Original fixing pin and C clasp. Slightly tarnishing, but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 6.4cm long. A WW1 aviation item. A148
Rare Australian Commonwealth Horse Boer War Period Collar Badge This is the smaller collar badge version of what is believed to be a very early "Rising Sun" hat badge adopted the Australian Army, this pattern 1902. It was issued to mounted troops in the Boer War. It bares the word AUSTRALIA arched above a King's Crown. It is made from oxidised copper. Genuine badges such as this one, are die struck, not cast. Two original loops to the reverse. V. Rare. Sold to Phil
Rare British Army Field Marshal Gilt Metal Rank Badge - Gaunt High gilt die cast bronzed rank badge with two original lugs to the reverse, king 's crown therefore pre 1952. Maker marked in crescent stamp to reverse JR Gaunt London. Slight tarnishing /wear to finish otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 3.2cm tall. A176.1
Rare Essex Regiment Early Pattern Officer's pre 1903 Bronze OSD cap badge with tabs Rare small pattern die cast OSD bronze with two original tabs to reverse. Some stressing to tabs, suggest they are not opened. 4cm tall and 3.5cm wide.
Rare Federation of Malaya Engineers Brass Cap Badge Brass metal with two original loops to the reverse. Slight truncation to one of the sword tips at top of badge otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1953 - 1957 only. Circa 4.2cm tall. Not listed in either Renfrew et al, Volume 1 or 2. Rare,
Rare Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces Large Silver Plated Button Extremely scarce large pattern silver plated button, circa 25mm in diameter and dark toned silver plate, back marked JR Gaunt & Son, London. King's crown so worn between 1902 and 1952. Upright sword within a garter with corwn above. Latin motto "Libera Plena Celer" (meaning: I understand, Deliver Completely Fast). The Military Department of the Office of the Judge Advocate General was an extremely small unit with only a few dozen officers of Field Officer rank. In the United Kingdom, the Judge Advocate General and Judge Martial of all the Forces is a judge responsible for the court martial process within the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
Rare Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces Medium Silver Plated Button Extremely scarce medium pattern silver plated button, circa 19mm in diameter and silver plate, back marked JR Gaunt & Son, London. King's crown so worn between 1902 and 1952. Upright sword within a garter with corwn above. Latin motto "Libera Plena Celer" (meaning: I understand, Deliver Completely Fast). The Military Department of the Office of the Judge Advocate General was an extremely small unit with only a few dozen officers of Field Officer rank. In the United Kingdom, the Judge Advocate General and Judge Martial of all the Forces is a judge responsible for the court martial process within the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
Rare Orderlies or Servants Brass Cap Badge - Denoting a member of the personal staff of Edward, Prince of Wales, Made for the Royal Tour to India & Burma in 1921 - 22 Die struck brass cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.4cm tall and 2.5cm wide. Appears to have been laquered. In excellent condition with sharp detail. Worn during the visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor to India & Burma November 17, 1921 - March 7, 1922. He sailed on HMS Renown.
Rare Pair of WW2 Printed Shoulder Titles - Oxf. & Bucks. ( Airborne / Special Forces interest ) Very good matched pair of RARE Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry printed WW2 shoulder titles (one overlaid on the other shows a very slight length difference from the way they are cut - see photo). One also has white 'bluetack' residue to the reverse. Otherwise a really good original pair and extremely hard to come by. Comm GrH.
Rare R.N.V.R. / A.A.C. WW1 Cloth Shoulder Title, 1914 - 1916 only Red embroidered on navy felt. the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Anti-Aircraft Corps was part of the RNVR until 1916 when it came under the wing of the Royal Naval Air Service RNAS as the air threat to the United Kingdom increased. Removed from uniform. Very good condition. Will post to a European address only. A7.13
Rare set of six matching Royal Navy Georgian Small Tunic Buttons Flat design and about 13mm across, a set of six brass buttons from a Royal Naval tunic of the Napoleonic era. Complete with shanks. Rare, and also to find a uniform set (pardon the pun)
Rare Transition Pattern Castle - Suffolk Regiment Other Rank's Cap Badge, early Edwardian issue only Bi Metal cap badge on original slider with two braising / sweat / expansion holes to reverse of scroll. Some verdigris to scroll on the obverse and to the top of slider where it joins the crown on the reverse. This is the Regimental pattern castle with the addition of a small turret to the centre, which predates the 1902 pattern standard pattern castle. Rare as King's crown and therefore only worn for period 1901-1902. So see what I mean about the castle, compare this with the Suffolk castles as stock items 52977 and 52976.
Rare Victorian 1st Uganda Rifles Blackened Brass Shoulder Title - East Africa Blackened cast brass with two integral lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm wide and 1.6cm tall. In very good condition and rare. The Uganda Rifles were a pre 1902 unit who were the predecessors of the 4th and 5th ( Uganda ) Battalions of the King's African Rifles. Renfrew et al, Vil 1 page 71 and Vol 2, No 1800 refers. A6.5
Rare Victorian, pre 1881 78th Highlanders Ross-shire Buffs ( Seaforths) Officer's Forage Cap Badge A small and attractive unmarked officer's die cast silver forage cap badge with two original silver lugs to the reverse. The numeral 78 and the battle honour "Assaye" above an elephant. Circa 3.1cm tall and 2.5cm wide. In excellent condition.
Rare WW1 Enlisted, Bristol Citizens Recruiting Committee badge A rare survivor - a cardboard circular badge by Mogridge, Bristol. Original pin back fitting. Minor wear to front. Featured in the recent publication CAMPAIGN 1914: Volume I : Uniforms & Equipment of the British Serviceman in the First World War by Chris Pollendine (2013) . Quite large at circa 3.8cm in diameter. :
Rare WW1 Essex Special Constable Warrant Card & Booklet advising Special Constables of their Duties, dated 1914 Issued to Arty Owen Clarke in December 1916. On the reverese is pencil annotation " Emergency Station - Water Tower". Slight crease to centre, but not badly folded. Thick card. Lovely item. In addition, the Metrolitan Police booklet is dated 1914 and in a linen cover, pocket sized, with seven pages of small typed detail. Bit grubby to reverse of cover otherwise in very good condition. Scarce and invaluable reference. Coll.
Rare WW1 Essex Yeomanry ( Dragoons ) Cap Badge with Scroll - shortlived 1916 pattern Brass with original slider. In 1916 a new, but short lived badge was introduced with a number of design problems including a crown closely resembling a flat QVC and the circle, carrying two words, was clearly divided into two halves, the word 'Essex' being spread out comfortably while 'Yeomanry' was crammed into the other half. The motto Decus et Tutatamen (An ornament and a safeguard) below. K&K No 1492 refers. Sold to Mr Fretwell
Rare WW1 Full Size 1914 - 15 Trio to Expeditionary Force Canteen ( Ex Fce Can ) Scarce medal trio to Pte W Limb correctly impressed: 1914-15 Star - 436 Pte W. Limb Ex Fce Can. BWM & VM - A -367627 Pte W.Limb, A.S.C. Medals in NEF condition, but ribbons, whilst original are grubby and whilst mounted on a medal bar could do with replacing / restitching. Unresearched other than to state that whoever transcribed his MIC card for the star, put him down as Canadian Forestry Corps if memory serves me. Later transferrred to Army Service Corps. Rare. Will provide copy of MICs.
Rare WW1 General Officer's Post 1902 Large OSD Bronze Cap badge - tabs A large heavy cast OSD Bronze cap badge with two original tab fixings to the reverse. Lovely dark chocolate patina with no wear or damage. Circa 6.2cm tall and 5cm wide. Rare.
Rare WW1 Gift Tin dated 1915 with Match Striker - to the troops at the Front Rare cigarette / sweet tin given to the British Troops in France in 1915. Front image very scratched but this is a very rare box. Picture of King George V with various British flags around him. Below him is the date 1915. It has an under compartment and a match striker incorporated into its design. Some dings and bashes consistent with age.
Rare WW1 Home Service Corps Bronze Shoulder Title ( Liverpool ) A die cast one piece bronze shoulder title with two original loops th the reverse and red felt cloth backing. Formed and commanded by “Colonel” Phyllis Mary Lovell, a Suffragette and FANY driver. The unit existed from September 1914 to March 1918. Circa 5cm wide. Rare. Lovell founded the Home Service Corps in Liverpool in September 1914 to ensure that women in Liverpool were given the opportunity to replace men on the Home Front, thus releasing them for Active Service. Its HQ was at 38 Church Street. In May 1915 a second recruiting office was opened in Birkenhead. It was a uniformed, paramilitary organization whose aim was to get women to work collectively to help the war effort while still prioritizing their claim to full citizenship ( i.e. the vote). Its membership eventually reached over 2000, with branches in Rock Ferry, Southport, Ormskirk and Lytham as well as Liverpool. Lovell was ranked as ‘Colonel’. Phyllis Lovell died in 1972 in London. A81.12
Rare WW1 Merchant Navy 1st Pattern Red Embroidered Torpedo Badge A rare WW1 Torpedo badge. This badge had to be applied for and was authorised on 6th June 1918 for wear by Merchant Navy personnel sunk by enemy action. Circa 7.2cm wide and 1.8cm tall. In very good condition. When Admiral Jellicoe inspected the merchant seaman gunnery training college at Cyrstal Palace, he went down the ranks of one class asking the men how many times they had been torpedoed...the answers were "7 times, sir", "twice, sir", "4 times, sir" and finally "None, sir, I have only been mined." Extracted from Hansard: Sir A. Stanley: ... It has been suggested that some official recognition should be accorded for the gallantry of merchant servants, officers and seamen, who continue going to sea after having been torpedoed. This matter has been laid before His Majesty the King, and I am very glad to say that he has been graciously pleased to approve that badges shall be awarded through the Board of Trade to officers and seamen of the Mercantile Marine who have been on the articles of any British merchant or fishing vessel sunk or damaged during the present War by torpedo or mine and who have afterwards completed a further voyage on the articles of a British vessel. The badge will be in the form of a torpedo and is intended to be worn on the cuff of the left sleeve either of the man's sea or shore rig, and a bar to be worn under the torpedo badge will be awarded to Mercantile Marine officers and seamen after having been torpedoed or mined for the second time, and an additional bar for each subsequent similar service. The scheme will be retrospective and will apply to all persons employed on British merchant ships, including stewardesses. It is proposed to make the necessary arrangements at once and to publish an announcement when these have been completed. I am sure that what I have said will give particular pleasure to all hon. Members, and particularly those who have specially interested themselves in this matter." Badges were awarded to next of kin where a claim was successful had the applicant survived. To quote The Board of Trade regarding the wear of this badge: The Torpedo badge is to be sewn on the cuff of the left sleeve of either sea or shore rig, with head of torpedo pointing away from the wearer. This torpedo badge was authorised on 6th June 1918. On the 12th December 1918, the badge was approved in gold wire. Holders of the red badge and bar could exchange them for the gold badge. So the red version is probably much more scarce than the gold wire version.
Rare WW1 Nelson Battalion Royal Naval Division ( RND ) Match Box Cover Rare WW1 Nelson Battalion Royal Naval Division ( RND ) Match Box Cover WW1 original match cover made from steel (not stainless as some small patches of active rust) with applied small pattern collar badge of Nelson battalion RND. Note the flag flies free from the top of the mast and does not droop downwards, as found on reproductions. Badge is circa 3.2cm tall. Cover is 5.8 x 4 cm. A rare item. Coll.
Rare WW1 New Zealand Veterinary Corps ( NZVC ) OSD Officer 's Bronze Cap Badge - Blades - Rare Laurel Leaf pattern Circa 4.3cm tall, with two original blades to the reverse. In very good condition. This is the rare oak leave pattern. . According to Corbett "very few of the oak (sic) leave badges exist" (pp262-263). He actually meant laurel leaf, thanks to Phillip for pointing this out). Formed in 1907. This is an early badge. Later patterns had a fern leaf pattern. A185.3
Rare WW1 Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve RNMBR Full Dress Cap Badge Hard to find, an original full dress cap badge to the R.N.M.B.R, some signs of wear and some mothing to the backing material, mainly to the top orb area of the crown Also some minor wear to black felt on left of crown, otherwise in good condition. Circa 6.5cm tall and 4cm wide at crown. This particular version does not have any coloured jewels mounted on rim of crown. Formed in 1914, Officers were from RNVR, but there were three special ratings who wore a uniform with jackets and special cap and collar badge. This gallant little reserve unit was disbanded in 1921. B30.8
Rare WW1 Tyneside Irish ( Northumberland Fusiliers ) Brass Trench Art Match Box Cover Holder Original shoulder badge with voids to crown and harp strings, soldered to shaped brass match box cover / holder. Stamped 1916 - 18 on the front and Somme to the reverse. A bit crude, but typical of the trench art of the time and completely original. Circa 6.8cm tall and 4.7cm wide. Quite heavy too. A rare item. Coll.
Rare WW1 Tyneside Scottish Kilt and Sporran Sweetheart Brooch, Mint in original Box Rare to find on its own, never mind in its original box! Alwnick, Northumberland tailor label on underside (Adam R. Smith, Ladies' and Gents' tailor, Bondgate. Alnwick) which fits well with where the unit was stationed for training in 1915 before heading for France. The only damage is it has been torn from card backing at some point, which has damaged the backing card, not the badge. The Box has some wear as one would expect for its age, with some scuffs and minor split to one of the corners, but otherwise in good condition. I challenge you to find another one in this condition, boxed! Box Circa 15cm by 8cm. Badge is circa 9.5cm call with kilt.
Rare WW2 Greetings National Savings Stamp Gift Card with bakerlite National Savings Pin A scarce original wartime National Savings stamp greeting card, unused and a National Savings gold coloured plastic economy badge issued after 1942 due save on metals for the war effort. Both in good condition. The card is circa 12cm by 9.5cm. Badge is Circa 3cm tall excluding length of pin. Both items are featured in Jon Mills wonderful book, the card on page 191 and the badge on page 197.
Rare WW2 Printed Royal Ulster Rifles ( RUR ) Black on Green Shoulder Title Rare WW2 printed title, removed from uniform with some wear, slight mark on reverse is from white 'blue tack' it is not a hole, I have since removed it. Circa 13.1cm wide and 2.1cm tall. Comm GrH
RASC Air Despatch Airborne Pegasus Formation Sign, post WW2 Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Air Despatch Printed and unissued condition, but original. Comm FB
RASC Air Despatch Printed Dakota Formation Sign, post WW2 Right or outward facing large square, circa 8.5cm by 8.5cmm, yellow Dakota on blue background. Has some age to it but in un-issued condition. The air despatch companies of the Royal Army Service Corps wore this formation sign in facing pairs on both arms or on the central pocket of the overalls. The outward facing version for wear on right arm does not have the access door on the side. This is also the rounded tail fin version, which is believed to a post-war modification to the original design. The Air Despatch Patch was authorised on 9th September, 1944, following Arnhem - during the battle, 116 Air Despatchers had been killed. Open the following URL, or copy it into your browser to see details of these formation signs: http://www.air-despatch.co.uk/pages/units/daks.htm Comm FB
Real photographic postcard of the Kaiser presenting war medals WW1 vintage photographic postcard of the Kaiser presenting war medals. Postally unused. In poor condition, especially three of the corners. However, a good image of the Kaiser (and is withered arm).
Real Postcards Minster Abbey Church WW1 Memorial Plaque, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex Two original black and white postcards, postally unused, one of the church and the other the memorial plaque for WW1 casualties. Some minor corner wear, otherwise in very good condition.
Reconnaissance Corps Officers Matched Pair of Silver Plated Collar Badges - JR Gaunt London A matched pair of silver plate collar badges to the Recce Corps. With two original D shapred lugs to the reverse and both collars embossed with maker's mark JR Gaunt London and stamped "P". Circa 3.1cm tall and 3.1cm wide. Som twisting to the lugs but otherwise in very good condition. Churchill & Westlake Ref No 397
Reconnaissance Corps White Metal Cap Badge Full size pattern RECCE Corps cap badge in white metal with two original lugs mounted east-west, circa 4cm high and 3.cm wide. One lug has a larger braise run than the other, but this is not a repair, as made.
Religious Lapel Button Badge celebrating Roman Catholic Pope Vintage religious lapel button badge which depicts Pope Pius IX - the longest serving pope 1846 - 1870. Some surface crazing, small at 19mm across, but an attractive religious collectable. Vatican history.
REME Captain Battledress Blouse attached 43rd RTR (Northumberland Fusiliers) Size 10 - 1949 Pattern 1949 Pattern Battledress blouse to a Captain in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) attached to the 43rd Royal Tank Regiment (TA) (6th (City) Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF), which was part of RTR from 1938-1956. Officer's rank insignia pips are set on blue cloth, and bottom pip on each shoulder is sewn over the formation flash for the 43rd RTR (Gosling green and maroon - the colours of the RNF). The formation signs are for the 9th Armoured Brigade (white thread embroidered on green felt tombstones), and embroidered cloth shoulder titles are REME (yellow on blue). The blouse is in good condition, the interior label shows it was made by F.W.Harmer & Co Ltd in 1950; it is size 10, and intended to fit somebody who was quite a slim build (height 5'9"-5'10", Breast 36" to 37", and waist 31" to 32"). All buttons are present, there are no repairs and it is in untouched condition. The only faults I can see are that the buckle strap at the waist could do with a few reinforcing stitches and there is one patch of moth nipping that has thinned the material on the reverse of the right shoulder, not visible from the outside, but clearly seen from the inside if held up to the light.
Remember Nelson - Reference Work from the Nelson Society cataloging medals, medallions and associated insignia Softback with 141 pages, indexed and well illustrated. New condition, as published by the Nelson Society in 2005.
Reserve Regiment, Royal Irish Fusiliers ( RIF ) Boer War Cap Badge An attractive two piece bi-metal cap badge with two original dark toned copper loops to reverse (a little bit bent but fully functional). Brass grenade with white metal shamrock mounted on grenade. Minor blemishing to gilding metal finish on grenade otherwise very good condition. Circa 6.3cm tall. Scarce. During the South African War of 1899 - 1902, Reserve Regiments were formed and this one of the series of such badge. K&K Vol 1 no 1133 refers. A128.1
Respiration Service, Royal Life Saving Society White metal with fully functional original pin and clasp. Pinback lapel badge for the Royal Life Saving Society's Respiration Service. This was worn by many of the services involved in the Home Front, including CD personnel who had passed the Society's examination in artificial respiration. Numbered and manufacturer marked ' J.A. Wylie, London ' to reverse.
Rhodesia & Nysaland Bi-metal Engineers Cap Badge, 1957 - 1963 A scarce Bi-metal cap badge to the Rhodesia & Nyasaland Engineers with two original lugs to the reverse. Only worn 1957 - 1963. Renfrew et al, No 641 and Owen Ref No 3308 refer.
Rhodesia / B.S.A.P. 1st class Sergeants arm rank badge A good scarce pre-1953 British South African Police one piece die cast brass example. Two original loops to the reverse. Circa 5.6cm tall and 4.5cm wide. A quality item. A194.12
Rhodesia Central Africa Command Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Flash A Rhodesian embroidered formation sign to the Central Africa Command. Circa 5cm square. In good condition. Comm GrH
Rhodesian African Rifles White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin, London An attractive and large badge (5cm tall), finely detailed and of a very solid construction, with two original copper lugs to the reverse (North-South). Embossed FIRMIN LONDON on reverse. The Rhodesian African Rifles, raised in 1940 (inheriting the traditions of the Rhodesian Native Regiment of 1916-18) and disbanded in 1981.
Rifle Brigade Officers large blackened metal variety button , post 1938 Gaunt of London. Highights of button have brass showing through its black finish. Shank is strong and button generally in good condition. Ripley No 567 refers.
Rifle Brigade Regimental Sergeant Major ( RSM ) / W.O. Class 1 Bullion Rank Arm Badge, pre 1953 A large and early version with original paper backing, mostly intact. Circa 5.2cm wide and 4.5cm tall. Comm FB
Rifle Brigade, Officers Field Service Cap Excellent quality officers field service cap in dark green melton cloth with black piping to the crown, silvered bugle horn on a black cord boss, and two black horn buttons to the front. Brown oil-cloth lining and makers details for "A.J.White-Hatters of Pall Mall" and size label for 6 5/8. Only faults appear to be two barely discernable small moth nips to the inner edge of the upper piping. Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions. A109
Rifle Officer 's Matched Pair of Bronzed Rank Crowns with Rifle Green Cloth Backing A matched pair of bronze OSD Major 's rank crowns on rifle green backing cloths. Two original lugs to the reverse of each. Circa 2.2cm tall. In good condition. B15.9(1)
Rifle Volunteers Brass Large Brass Bugle Pouch Badge Die struck string bugle in brass metal with two original screw posts (north-south). 4.2cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Great condition and early. Comm FB
RMFVR Royal Marines Forces Volunteer Reserve shoulder title A good brass shoulder title worn circa 1948-1964. Two loops to the reverse. VGC. A187.1
RMLI Royal Marine Light Infantry Glengarry Bugle (top part of this three part badge only) Die struck brass as worn by other ranks above a laurel and globe on the glengarry, with good sharp detail and two original dark toned lugs (north-south).
RMP Royal Marine Police large white metal shoulder title White metal with two original flat hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1.9cm tall. Minor surface scratches from wear. Scarce. Formed in 1923 by civilians employed as police officers to guard Royal Marine Barracks and other establishments; they became part of the Admiralty Constabulary in 1949. This title was also worn by members of the Royal Marine Police Special Reserve from 1939 - 1949. Churchill No 1600 refers. A81.3
RMP scarce Royal Marine Police small white metal shoulder title - officers version Royal Marine Police ( RMP ) small white metal shoulder title as worn by officers. Original flat hexagonal loops. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1cm tall. In very good condition. Westlake 1601 refers. Formed in 1922; became part of the Admiralty Constabulary in 1949. The larger version as worn by other ranks (Westlake 1600) is photographed here only for comparison purposes, and is listed separately for sale as item 55883. A81.4
RNVR Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Mufti Gilt & Enamel Lapel Badge An attractive lapel badge, looks WW1 in style rather than WW2, but could be either. Two part construction with white metal anchor. No damage to enamel and only minor wear to gilt on rope edge border. Circa 3cm tall. Horseshoe lapel fitting maker marked JR Gaunt London.
Robin Hood Rifles Volunteer Battalion Scarce Silver Plated Officer's silver plated Cap Badge with , circa 1905 - 1908 Scarce Volunteer Battalion Officer's die struck cap badge, light silver plated. King's crown over 'South Africa 1900-02' scroll over curled bugle resting on 'Robin Hood Rifles' below. On two original long folded over tabs. Circa 4.2cm tall and 3,1cm wide. In excellent condition. A real smasher and scarce as only worn 1905 -1908. Not listed in the usual text books, so scarce is not used lightly here!
Roy Marlow M.M. - A WW2 escapers tale of daring do from a Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Air Gunner "Beyond the Wire - An underage Air Gunner's Private War" an autobiography by Roy Marlow MM. Paperback (1997). A good clean copy in good second hand condition with stamp of previous owner's details on frontis. 158pp. This is a highly unusual account, especially to an RAF aircrew recipient of an "escaper's " Military Medal. What is even more remarkable is that he joined the RAF at the age of 15 having lied about his age and found himself shot down at the age of 17 over North Africa as the tail gunner in a Wellington operating with No 70 Squadron. Most MM's to the RAF went to the RAF Regiment,so an unusual award to air crew. An engaging account, and when I finished reading it was hard to believe that what befell this young man in his determined escape attempts was to somebody who was still a teenager when the war ended. Great stuff.
Royal Agricultural College Bullion Blazer Crest Attractive and in good condition with some dulling to the bullion. Latin quote in banner below: "Avorum Cultus Pecorumque", which is a quote from Virgil's Georgies and translates as " caring for the fields and beasts". Circa 10cm tall and 8.5cm wide.
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Identity Discs to R. Broadbent The usual two discs on original sting for wear around the neck, both impressed Broadbent, R, 2267165 RAF CE (Church of England). In good condition. A183
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Boy Entrant / Apprentice Gilding Metal Wheel Arm Badge Die cast four bladed propeller in a gilding metal brass circle, no fixings as these were sewn on. Small blemish but otherwise in very good condition. Circa 3.5cm in diameter. Boys serving with the early RAF were. by AMO / 500 of 17th April 1919, given a distinguishing badge in gilding metal as depicted here, but earlier versions were 3.2cm in diameter. Known as the wheel badge it was worn on the left arm only of jacket and greatcoat immediately below the bird device. Worn until 1953. A63.3
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Brass King's Crown Cap Badge mounted on scarce No 4 School of Technical Training Checked Backing Cloth Brass king's crown cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse, affixed to a piece of red and blue checked material as worn by R.A.F. Boy Entrants / apprentices at No.4 School of Technical Training, RAF Hereford, by No 2 ( Boy Entrant ( B/E) ) Wing. These different coloured backings for different schools were introduced in 1953, making this one of the early issues. Very scarce. A35.2
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Junior Technician Cloth Arm Badge A four bladed propeller embroidered, in very good condition. Also worn by Chief Technicians above three chevrons. No damage or moth. Would have been worn on the diagonal like St Andrew's cross. A197.4
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) small gilding metal collar badge - scarce, worn only briefly in the 1920s A scarce diet struck collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.9cm wide and 3.3cm tall. In good condition with sharp detail. Worn for a short period only in the 1920s on the pale blue uniform. Scarce.
Royal Air Force ( RAF ) Woven Cloth Pagri Flash (long length) Circa 11cm in length, and 5.5cm wide, a good long length of woven Royal Air Force pagri flash as worn on the tropical sun helmet and bush hat. Comm FB
Royal Air Force Officer’s RAF Medical Branch 1918 gilt collar badge. A splendid rich gilt die-cast example by J.R. Gaunt London. Loops to reverse. In very good condition.
Royal Air Force Silver Plated Napkin Ring - For fine dining in the Mess ! King's crown so pre 1952 and with maker's mark M&Y. Nicely engraved RAF badge. In very good condition. Will tarnish if not polished regularly. If you are interested in more of these let me know.
Royal Anglesey Light Infantry Militia Glengarry Badge, 1874 - 1877, of Welsh interest A very scarce and extraordinarily attractive glengarry badge worn for a limited time only as the unit was redesignated as Engineers in 1877 ( Hay, p244). Darkened silver plate with two original lugs to the reverse. The head of St. David ( of Wales ) in an oak spray to the centre of a strung bugle horn. In excellent condition with minor service wear but with sharp detail. K&K Vol 1, No 1262 refers. A159.1
Royal Armoured Corps ( RAC ) Anodised Cap Badge - Dowler Birmingham Slider marked Dowler, Birmingham. Some slight distortion to outer arrow on left side, otherwise in good condition.
Royal Armoured Corps ( RAC ) White metal QEII Cap Badge - Ammo UK Well made die struck cap badge with original slider stamped Ammo UK.
Royal Armoured Corps Brass Cap Badge - 1st pattern In good condition with signs of some service wear. Two lugs (east - west). This first pattern badge was worn from 1939-1941.
Royal Army Chaplain Department GVI collar badge A fine die-cast blackened bronze example, two original lugs. In very good condition. Coll.
Royal Army Dental Corps ( RADC ) Queen 's Crown Bi Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt Good stiff badge with original slider to the reverse which has the large letter JR Gaunt London stamp on it. Issued in the mid 1950s.
Royal Army Dental Corps Queen's Crown AA Bi Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt, London Good condition anodised aluminium cap badge with original slider to the reverse which has the large letter JR Gaunt London stamp on it. Issued from the late1950s onwards.
Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) Brass and Enamel Sweetheart Pin Badage Brooch In good condition with no damage to enamel. Original pin and c clasp fitting. Circa 3.4cm tall.
Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) Officers OSD Large Pattern Button A chocolate brown colour bronzed finish metal button with fixed shank, and backmarked JR Gaunt & Son London. Circa 27mm in diameter. King's crown so pre 1953. In good condition but with some wear to highpoints.
Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) Officers Silver plated and gilt Cap Badge, pre 1953 - Gaunt London An attractive and well made die cast cap badge with two original silvered long lugs (slight wear) to the reverse and embossed to the rear with the maker's details JR Gaunt London. King's crown, so pre 1953. In good condition with slight tarnishing to plate. Gilt still relatively bright.
Royal Army Medical Corps RAMC Brass Shoulder Title Two Original square lugs, slightly bent inwards, but otherwise in very good condition.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps ( RAOC ) Matched Pair of Embroidered Unit Designation Formation Signs Royal Army Ordnance Corps ( RAOC ) Army Emergency Reserve ( AER ), embroidered yellow sword on felt red, blue, red shield. Matched Pair. Small at circa 5cm tall and 3.4cm wide. Some slight wear to sword hilt threads on one, otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. Davis No 196 refers. Comm GrH
Royal Army Ordnance Corps ( RAOC ) Officer's Silver & Gilt Cap Badge, 1949 - 1953 King's crown, two piece construction with two original long loops to the reverse. Maker's mark JR Gaunt London and "P" for silver plate in respect of the central device. In very good condition.
Royal Army Pay Corps ( RAPC ) Bi-metal Beret Cap Badge King's crown smaller pattern bi-metal cap badge as worn in the beret with original slider. Some verdigris to slider but will clean up. Circa 3.4cm tall and 3.6cm wide. I was told by vendor that this particular badge was worn by an officer. It came with the silver and gilt collars listed below, but is not of the same finish or quality.
Royal Army Pay Corps ( RAPC ) Matched and Facing Pair of Officer 's Collar Badges - Ludlow Matched and facing pair of die cast collar badges with two original lugs to the reverse of each, both embossed on the reverse Ludlow London. Ludlow specialised in the manufacture of officers badges. The gilt (apart from the reverse) has worn off back to the brass with service wear, it looks like the scroll was silver dipped at some point but this has been polished away. In good condition other than for that. A183
Royal Army Pay Corps ( RAPC ) Matched Facing Pair of Silver Plate and Gilt Collar Badges, post 1952 Die cast, two part construction, with two silver plated lugs to the reverse of each. Matched facing pair. Lovely condition. A181.2
Royal Army Pay Corps ( RAPC ) Officer's Matched Facing Pair of Gilt and Silver Plated Collar Badges Wonderful matched pair of Royal Army Pay Corps Officer's two part construction fire gilt and silver plated collar badges. Facing and matched pair, with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Circa 2.7cm tall and 3.1cm wide.
Royal Army Pay Corps Embroidered Shoulder Title Yellow on Black. In very good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Royal Army Pay Corps Large Pattern Officer's Brass Button A large pattern button with fixed shank. No maker's mark but decorative pattern to the reverse. Circa 26mm in diameter. Worn circa 1929 to 1952. Minor service wear otherwise good condition. Ripley No 539 refers.
Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Officer's Chrome, Gilt and Enamel Queen's Crown Cap Badge, Post 1953 Officer's two part construction cap badge, some minor service wear, but enamel intact. Circa 4.8cm tall and 4.2cm wide. Two original lugs to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London on reverse. An attractive badge.
Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Officers Cap Badge, post 1953 In very good condition. Made by Gaunt of London from gilt, enamel and white silvered/chromed metal. With two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 48mm tall.
Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Other Rank's Cap Badge - George V Scarce cap badge with original slider. Slight touch of verdigris to bottom right of star, otherwise in very good condition. For some reason these were not issued until later during his reign and are surprisingly hard to find.
Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Scarce George V ( GV ) pattern brass cap badge Original slider to reverse. Has been worn but good condition. It is a mystery as to why this should have be such a hard badge to find, the assumption being that earlier non Royal title capbadges were to be used up first. A181.1
Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) War Department Fleet Embroidered Felt Unit Designation Formation Sign In good condition. Has some age to it. Comm GrH
Royal Army Service Corps RASC Brass Shoulder Title Two original square lugs, in good condition.
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Brass Shoulder TItle Brass shoulder title in very good condition with two original square lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.9cm wide and 1.7cm tall.
Royal Artillery ( R.A. ) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. Red on black. In good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Brass Shoulder Title Good condition with two original square lugs to the reverse. Circa 2.8cm wide and 1.2cm tall Westlake No 597 refers.
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Officer 's High Gilt Pouch Badge, Pre 1952 Lovely quality three original screw posts to the reverse with one remaining securing nut. Fire gilt in excellent condition. Comm FB
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Sergeant's NCO Arm / Sleeve Brass Arm Badge Left facing, In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.8cm wide and 2cm tall. Comm StF
Royal Artillery ( RA ) Theatre Made Cast Shoulder Titles - Indian Army A good quality cast pair of RA shoulder titles, small at circa 1.9cm wide and 1.25cm tall. With two original integral loops to the reverse of each. They appear to have been gilded at some point, which is evident from the reverse. The gilding makes it looks like the lugs have been soldered on but this is not the case, they are cast in one piece. A54.9
Royal Artillery / Army Cadet Force Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Combination on orginal Battle Dress Backing Cut from battle dress, an unusual red on blue Cadet Force ( ACF ) combination affiliated to the Royal Regiment of Artillery. In good worn condition with no damage or mothing. I would be interested to know which ACFs were RA units. They only let me have a .303! Comm GrH
Royal Artillery Brass Ball Button, King's Crown Good condition brass button, back marked Buttons Limited.
Royal Artillery Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red on Blue. Some fraying to edges and white blutack traces to reverse. Reasonablly good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Royal Artillery Large Pattern Brass Cap Badge with strengthening bar Standard pattern in die struck brass with sharp detail, but with hairpin slider (for extra strength) and the addition of a strengthening bar behind the top motto. Not something you see in the average badge.
Royal Artillery Medium Pattern Brass Button, Kings Crown Circa 18mm in diameter. In Good condition with shank. Coll.
Royal Artillery Officer 's Large Pattern Brass Button, King 's crown Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank, In good condition. Coll.
Royal Artillery Officer's OSD Bronze King's Crown Cap Badge - Firmin tablet Two piece construction (although wheel is static) with original blades to reverse and maker's tablet Firmin, London, to the reverse of crown. In good condition.
Royal Artillery Queens Own Dorset & West Somerset Yeomanry Woven Cloth Shoulder Title Woven cloth shoulder title, red and yellow on blue. Worn by the 250th Medium Regt RA between 1961 and 1967. In good bright good condition with no moth but with some glue marks to the reverse. Comm GrH
Royal Artillery Small pattern Beret Cap Badge - Gaunt Small pre 1952 beret pattern cap badge - a real belts and braces this one - with slider and two orignial lugs! The slider has JR Gaunt.London on the reverse. Do not be put off by the full stop after Gaunt. This is the correct small pattern name stamping which DID use a full stop. The naming is the 13mm long and about 1mm tall. Badge is circa 4.5cm wide and 3.4cm tall. Good condition with sharp detail and a great badge.
Royal Artillery Territorial Officer's Fire Gilt Pouch Badge, King 's crown. An attractive fire gilt pouch badge as worn by RA Territorial Officers with a laurel wreath in place of ' Ubique '. Three original screw posts to the reverse; two of which retain their original securing nuts. Wheel is mounted separately onto gun, but is fixed so does not turn. In very good condition with very minor wear to highpoints. A142.5
Royal Artillery Volunteers White Metal Forage Cap Badge (Spray of Laurel), 1902-1908 A very good condition and scarce white metal cap badge to the Royal Artillery Volunteers. This is the version with the laurel wreath scoll in place of Ubique With original slider to the reverse, as worn by the volunteers and described in Kipling & King, item 844.
Royal Australian Air Force ( RAAF ) bronzed cap badge - Made in Canada by Scully A strong favourite in terms of design, this badge has a lovely patina to it and on the reverse of the bottom two laurel leaves has the name of the manufacturer, W Scully Ltd of Montreal. So this is a Canadian made Australian badge! King's crown. Very good condition. Coll
Royal Australian Air Force ( RAAF ) bronzed cap badge - Made in Canada by Scully A strong favourite in terms of design, this badge has a lovely patina to it and on the reverse of the bottom two laurel leaves has the name of the manufacturer, W Scully Ltd of Montreal. So this is a Canadian made Australian badge! King's crown. Very good condition.
Royal Australian Army Services Corps Yellow on Black Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, in good condition. Comm FB Sold to PG
Royal Australian Artillery ( RAA ) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Embroidered cloth shoulder title with red lettering on a dark blue background and purple edging. In good condition. Comm FB
Royal Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Yellow on Black Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition. Comm FB Sold to PG
Royal Australian Navy ( RAN ) Black Other Rank's Large Pattern Button, King's Crown Fix shank, blank reverse. Circa 22mm in diameter. Good condition. King's crown, worn circa 1911 - 1952.
Royal Australian Navy ( RAN ) Officer's Large Gilt Button, pre 1952 RAN officer's gilt button in very good condition with fixed shank and maker marked Stokes & Sons, Melbourne. Circa 24mm in diameter.
Royal Australian Regiment White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. In good condition. Comm FB Sold to PG
Royal Ayr & Wigtown Militia Officer's Large Pattern Silver Plated Button An excellent and fine silvered Scottish Prince Regent's Royal Ayr & Wigtown Militia ( P.R.R.A. & W.M. ) Officer's tunic button, worn circa 1856-1881 Fixed shank and back-marked Jennens & Co, London. 26mm in diameter. A few minor marks but in excellent condition.
Royal Berkshire Regiment Officer 's Corded Boss Badge, pre 1952 Fretted bronze OSD bronze badge with red velvet backing mounted on corded boss badge with two original long retaining wires to the reverse. Slightly mishapen otherwise in good condition. A194.3
Royal Berkshire Regiment Medium Anodised Button - King's Crown A scarce pre 1953 medium pattern button (circa 19mm in diameter). Original shank and backmarked Buttons Ltd, B'ham. Very minor surface wear.
Royal Berkshire Regiment Other Ranks Brass Glengarry Badge An OR Victorian period brass glengarry to the Royal Berkshire Regiment with one remaining functional original loop to the reverse. The second loop to the back of the crown as been soldered down over the rim of the HPC to make a permanent attachment. The loops on the HPC have been neatly removed. Probably a regimental workshops conversion. Circa 7.5cm tall. Comm FB
Royal Berkshire Regiment White on Red Embroidered Pair of Shoulder Titles A .close match. One is a bit brighter than the other otherwise a good match. Removed from uniform. Comm GrH
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Brass Cap Badge Die cast with two original long lugs to the rear. Detailed polished but otherwise in good condition.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( RCMP ) Brass Shoulder Title - stamped Made in England Two original lugs, stamped "made in England" to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1.3cm tall. In very good condition. A105 Sold to VSR
Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( RCMP ) Large Brass Cap Badge, King 's crown Scarce large pattern badge with two original lugs (east - west) to reverse. Circa 52mm tall by 55mm wide. Some mild service wear, mostly evident in the lugs.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Large Pattern Brass Button, King's Crown Brass Button, pre 1952, with fixed shank to the reverse. Back-marked J R Gaunt & Son Limited, Montreal. Made in England. Highpoints polished but otherwise in good condition.
Royal Canadian Regiment Bi Metal Cap Badge Two piece brass and nickel silver construction. Original slider, but clipped. Good condition. Post 1953. Coll.
Royal Corps of Signals Brass and Enamel Bar Sweetheart Pin Badge Brooch No damage to enamel, although the enamel on the right side of the crown is a darker red enamel than the right, but this does not appear to have been a repair. Original pin fastening. Circa 5.7cm wide. Coll. Sold to PG
Royal Corps of Signals Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on blue, removed from uniform with glue to reverse. Otherwise in good condition. Comm GrH
Royal Corps of Transport Anodised Bi-metal Cap Badge - J.R. Gaunt London Excellent condition with slider stamped J.R. Gaunt London Ltd.
Royal Court Household Footman Carriage Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, some wear to and mottling to gilt finish, maker marked Frimin & Sons Ld, London. Circa 1902 - 1952, as King 's crown. Scarce. Comm FB
Royal Cumberland Militia ( 3rd Border Regiment ) Militia Officer 's OSD Bronze Cap Badge A militia officer 's OSD forage cap badge in die cast bronze with two original lugs to the reverse. Solid centre variety. Circa 5cm tall. Circa 1902 - 1908. In great condition and scarce. As K&K Vol 1 No 1221, but in bronze B10.1
Royal Dublin Fusiliers ( RDF ) Pair of Pre 1922 Other Ranks Collar Badges Brass flaming grenades, the ball of each embossed with a facing Elephant and Tiger. Two original loops to the reverse. A facing pair of brass collar badges, some service wear and minor staining. Facing, not quite a matching, but close enough.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers Victorian Other Ranks Glengarry Badge A dark toned brass glengarry grenade to the Dublin Fusiliers. With 2 dark toned loops to the reverse (n-s). The shield bears the Arms of the City of Dublin. Seen quite a bit of service wear, but a good honest badge. Circa 7.5cm tall. K&K No 972 refers.
Royal Dublin Fusiliers( RDF ) Victorian / Edwardian Bi-metal cap badge With three lugs to the reverse and with expansion holes. Shows signs of being worn but in good condition with sharp detail.
Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles ( Yeomanry ) Bronze Cap Badge A bronze cap badge for the Royal East Kent Yeomanry with original slider to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. K&K Vo1. No 1438 refers. A14.4
Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles ( Yeomanry ) Officers Medium Pattern Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, with fixed shank and back-marked Best London Make. Scarce
Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers ( REME ) 2nd pattern Fire Gilt nad Silver Plated Cap Badge, Gaunt Two original long lugs to the reverse. marked "P" for silver plate and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Gilt in good condition, and only minor tarnishing to silver finish. Circa 5cm tall. A lovely badge. Worn only 1947 - 1955.
Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers REME Bi-metal Cap Badge Kings Crown pattern, worn 1947-1955, in brass gilding and white metal, maker marked on original slider, Buttons Ld, B'ham (Burmingham). Strong badge with good detail but with small blip of braising just below horses tail.
Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers ( REME ) Bi Metal Badge, 1947 - 1952, Gladman & Norman A scarce post WW2 issue cap badge with original slider and correctly marked with a genuine maker's mark in three lines, Gladman & Norman, Spencer Street, Birmingham 18. Has seen a lot of wear worn and has polishing to the detail, orb of crown bent over, but a good honest badge with a scarce maker details. A149.2
Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers ( REME ) Officers SIlver Plated & Gilt Cap Badge QEII An excellent silver plated (unmarked) and gilt officer's cap bage with two original long loops to the reverese. Post 1952, unissued condition. A80.2
Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers REME Anodised AA Cap Badge - J.R. Gaunt Queen's Crown, anodised cap badge in very good condition with slider, and maker's name on slider J R Gaunt, B'Ham.
Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers REME Anodised Cap Badge - Firmin London Queen's Crown, in good condition but with some signs of service wear to high points. Slider with maker's name Firmin London.
Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers REME Officer 's Matched and Facing Collar Badges - J.R. Gaunt Stunning pair of silver plated and gilt QEII matched and facing collar badges with original lugs to the reverse and each maker marked JR Gaunt London. Comm FB
Royal Engineer ( RE ) Officer's Gilt and Silver plate Matched Collar Badges A stunning pair of high gilt and silver plated two part construction metal collar badges with two original lugs to each. Circa 32mm tall. Note nine flames as worn by RE as opposed to seven as worn by RA. Slight verdigris to reverse of one badge.
Royal Engineer Officer's Matched Pair of Fire Gilt Collar Badges, stunning A super large pair of matched collar badges in fire gilt and amazing condition. Two original lugs to the reverse. 9 flames to each. Circa 4.7cm tall. Chruchill & Westlake No 351 refers.
Royal Engineer Services Gilt Cap Badge - Worn by Officers only Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3cm in diameter. In good condition. Scarce. K&K Vol 2, No 1943 refers.
Royal Engineers ( R.E.) Blue on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder TItle Blue on red with traces of bluetack to the reverse and a slight hole in the G of Engineers otherwise in reasonable condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Royal Engineers ( RE ) Edwardian EVII Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge, circa 1901-1910 A good quality stiff brass cap badge with original long slider to reverse. Great condition. K&K Vol 1 No 852 refers.
Royal Engineers ( RE ) Embroidered Shoulder Title Blue on red, no mothing or damage, good condition. Comm GrH
Royal Engineers ( RE ) Territorials - The Antrims Woven Cloth Shoulder Title Worn by Northern Ireland Territorial Royal Engineer Units. In great condition. Comm GrH
Royal Engineers ( RE ) Training Brigade Embroidered Felt Unit Designation Formation Sign In excellent condition, red shield with two blue stripes. Circa 5.3cm tall and 5cm wide. Davis No 205 Refers. Comm GrH
Royal Engineers Bi-Metal Cap Badge, 1949 - 1953 King's pattern crown in brass & white metal with two original loop fixings to the reverse. Scarce 1949 - 1953 version. In good condition, some light polishing wear to wreath and crown.
Royal Engineers Officer's Fur Busby Grenade with original horsehair plume, King's Crown . A Large fused grenade in gilt with Royal Arms and Ubique below and below this a further scroll Quo Fas et Gloria ducunt. Gilt generally dulled but good sharp detail and with all original fittings, including long slider and retaining ring on white horsehair plume. fixings. Some minor rust to rear of Would make a great centre piece to your RE collection. Circa 1902 - 1952 full dress wear. Circa 8cm tall (excluding plume) and 5cm wide. K&K Vol 1, No 848 refers. Com FB
Royal Engineers Officer's OSD Collar / Side Cap Badge - 10 flames! An unusual 10 flame pattern R.E. single collar badge (also possibly a side cap badge). Two original lugs to reverse. Circa 4.7cm tall. In good condition with sharp detail.
Royal Engineers Officers Victorian Large Gilt Button Gilt in good condition, 23mm in diameter. Back marked Jennens & Co London.
Royal Engineers Victorian Crown Brass Other Rank's Cap Badge Two original lugs to the reverse, one with ring slightly flattened otherwise a good stiff badge with some signs of wear and verdigris to reverse, and a small spot of some gilding fluid on band of crown.
Royal Fiji Police Locally Made Brass Shoulder Title, 1970 - 1987 A nicely detailed cast one piece shoulder title with two small but original lugs to the reverse. In good condition and worn only between 1970 and 1987. Fiji achieved Independence on the 10th October 1970. For the Police it would mean a change of name to the ' Royal Fiji Police Force '. On the 5th October 1987, Fiji was declared a Republic, the Governor General resigned and the following day the Fiji dollar was devalued. On the 15th the Governor General agreed to become the first President of the Republic. In Vancouver the Heads of Commonwealth Governments met and declared that the Commonwealth membership of Fiji ended when the country became republic. The immediate effect on the Police Force was that the title Royal was removed from its name. A184.18
Royal Flying Corps Gilt Collar Badge/ Sweetheart Brooch (Collar Dog size) An attractive high quality gilt die cast RFC with original pin fixings. It is maker marked "J*& Co". This is very scarce collar badge converted with a pin and clasp into a sweetheart brooch. Circa 3cm in diameter.
Royal Fusiliers ( City of London Regiment ) Victorian Other Rank's bi-metal field service cap and / or collar badge White metal rose to the centre of a gilding metal crowned Garter Strap above a small white horse, all on a fused grenade with Victorian crown above. With 2 dark toned loops to the reverse. In very good condition, with no cracks or damage or repairs. Was also worn as a collar badge. Circa 4.2cm tall.
Royal Fusiliers Brass Shoulder Title Two original lugs, sharp detail and in good condition, with slight verdigris mark to reverse.
Royal Fusiliers Bronze Cap Badge, Queen's Crown - Franklin mint copy In good condition but believed to be a Franklin mint copy. These were well made collectables. Came with silver medals for each regiment.
Royal Fusiliers Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Believed to be quite an early pattern, white embroidered thread on scarlet, with rounded ends (hand rather than machine cut) and hessian backed. Removed from uniform. Circa 14cm wide and 2.1cm tall. Comm GrH
Royal Fusiliers Mess Dress Collars, gilt and silver An attractive matched pair of small gilt and silver mess dress collars to the Royal Fusiliers ( City of London Regiment ). 2 loops on each, 3.2cm tall. Churchill Ref No 202
Royal Fusiliers OCA Enamel and Gilt Lapel Buttonhole Badge Very attractive lapel badge with horseshoe fitting. Gilt bright and no damage to enamel. King's crown. Maker marked JR Gaunt and stamped with the number 664 to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall.
Royal Fusiliers original Officers Small Bullion Mess Dress Collar Badge An original Officers Smaller Gold Bullion Collar Badge of the Royal Fusiliers. It measures 31mm high by 14mm wide (at flames). It is made from gilded thread and white silvered metal rose. In good condition. Churchill No 196 refers.
Royal Fusiliers Other Ranks Victorian Fusilier Cap Large Gilding Metal Grenade A Victorian crown brass badge to the Royal Fusiliers. With two original long loops to the reverse. In good condition. Circa 9.2cm long. Pre 1902. Ref K&K Vol 1, No 946 refers.
Royal Fusiliers Other Ranks' Racoon Skin Cap Grenade Badge A large brass racoon skin cap badge to the Royal Fusiliers, pre 1902, with two original long loops to the reverse. Circa 9cm tall. A good stiff badge with sharp detail, some service wear to lugs. Note the Victorian crown. K&K Vol 1 No 946 refers.
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Yeomanry Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt London Original die struck brass cap badge with original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London (no full stop between Gaunt and London). Bent to fit cap. Good sharp condition. This pattern was worn post 1908, the portcullis is surmounted by a ducal coronet (the arms of the Dukes of Beaufort).
Royal Grammar School Lancaster OTC Bronze Brass Cap Badge An attractive and good condition officer training corps bronze brass cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. A good stiff badge with sharp detail. Circa 4.4cm tall and 4.5cm wide. (The CCF variety omits the OTC tablet). K&K Vol2 No 2655 refers.
Royal Green Jackets ( RGJ ) Pair of Shoulder Titles Matched pair of shoulder blackened metal shoulder titles with two pins with retaining grips to each. Good condition. Westlake 1467 refers. The Royal Green Jackets was formed on 1 January 1966 by the amalgamation of the three separate regiments of the Green Jackets Brigade: the 1st Green Jackets (43rd and 52nd), the 2nd Green Jackets, the King's Royal Rifle Corps and the 3rd Green Jackets, the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). The regiment would later amalgamate with The Light Infantry, the Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry and the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry to form a single large regiment to be called The Rifles. The reorganisation into "The Rifles" took effect on 1 February 2007.
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia Other Rank's Brass Collar Badge Die struck collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Service wear to lugs and and a touch of verdigris to the reverse. Circa 5.3cm wide and 2cm tall. Very good condition. Scarce. Churchill No 1022 refers.
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia Other Rank's Gilding Metal Helmet Plate Centre ( HPC ) Gilding metal in excellent original condition with , two part brass construction complete with all of four the original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm in diameter. Scarce. K&K Vol 1 No 419 refers.
Royal Hampshire Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge, 1946-1953 King 's pattern crown in brass & white metal with a slider fixing to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Worn from 1946 - 1953 only as they became "Royal" in 1946.
Royal Horse Artillery RHA Brass Shoulder Title Two original square lugs, one slightly out of line, but otherwise in good condition.
Royal Horse Guards ( The Blues ) GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge An early WW1 GV pattern bronze cap badge worn from 1913 onwards with original slider to the reverse (mounted at top of crown). In good condition with some signs of service wear. Scarce. The Regiment was amalgamated with the 1st Royal Dragoons in 1969 to form the Blues & Royals. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 731 refers.
Royal Horse Guards ( RHG ) Household Cavalry Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red embroidered on black. In very good condition. Circa 12.8cm wide and 2.5cm tall. Comm GrH
Royal Horse Guards ( The Blues ) Bronze GV Cap Badge with tabs / blades A bronze die struck cap badge with two original tabs / blades to the reverse. Some minor service wear but good original colour. K&K Vol 1 No 731 refers.
Royal Horse Guards Gilt Brass Shoulder Title Large pattern, two original lugs. Very good condition.
Royal Indian Army Service Corps RIASC Officer 's sterling silver cap badge, 1937 - 1947 A very fine and scarce two part construction die cast sterling silver example worn from 1937-47. The reverse impressed "Sterling" with makers stamp J.R. Gaunt, London. Two original cooper loops to the reverse, with some minor bending to one lug, but otherwise in very good condition and dark toned.
Royal Inniskilling Fusilier's Other Rank's Bi-metal Collar Badge, A single upright bi-metal collar badge to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, flag flying to the right, with two original lugs (n-s_ to the reverse and three sweat / braising expansion holes. Circa 4.1cm tall. Some bending to lugs, but otherwise in very good condition. Worn circa 1928 onwards. Churchill No 732 refers.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Pipers Two Part White Metal Shoulder Title An attractive two piece shoulder title which Westlake claims was worn in white metal from 1927 as " Inniskillings " with a separate white metal grenade above. Both parts have hexagonal style lugs. In very good condition, although there is more wear and age to the grenade's fixing, but a happy marriage. Westlake No 1011 refers A185.6
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Plated Irish Pipers Badge A heavy cast attractive piper's badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Silver plated finish. In excellent condition. Circa 5.6cm wide and 4.6cm tall.
Royal Irish Fusiliers ( Princess Victoria's) ( RIF ) Other Ranks 2 Part Collar Badges A facing pair of two piece brass collar badges and monograms with all original dark toned loops to reverse. Worn only circa 1882-.1888. One lug on a grenade is bent over but still functional. Some minor staining, but in very good condition. Scarce. Chruchill Nos 1766, 1767, 1768 and 1769 refer. They would have been worn on the collar in the manner shown in the first photograph. A70.11
Royal Irish Fusiliers ( RIF ) Pair of matched Coronet collars A useful pair of matched die struck collar badge coronets. Great if you have some matching grenades to go with them. They look to be circa 1950s manufacture and predate the anodised versions. Two original lugs to each. Circa 3.2cm wide and 1.8cm tall. Mint condition. Churchill No 1787 refers.
Royal Irish Fusiliers ( RIF ) Officer's silvered collar badge as worn on the frock coat Scarce Victorian RIF Officer's Frock Coat Collar Badge, small at circa 2.5cm tall with two original silvered lugs to the reverse. Very good condition and scarce. A3.13 Sold to RIF museum
Royal Irish Fusiliers ( RIF) Pair of Princess Victoria 's Coronet White Metal Collar Badges A close match, this pair of white metal coronets have two original dark toned lugs to the reverse of each. Worn from 1888, usually horizontally in combination with the grenade collar badge, with the coronet worn nearest the collar open. grenade badges not present. In good condition and an earlier issue by the colouration of the lugs. Churchill No 1770 refers. A167.8
Royal Irish Fusiliers Bi Metal Cast Cap Badge Two part construction cast cap badge, most probably Indian made when stationed there. Some wear to high points otherwise very good condition.
Royal Irish Fusiliers Bi-metal Shoulder Title (with Royal scroll) Two original square lugs, in good conditon in gilt and white metal with the "royal scroll.
Royal Irish Fusiliers Bi-metal Shoulder Title (without Royal scroll) Two original square lugs, in good condition (without the "royal scroll).
Royal Leicestershire Regiment Officer's Bronzed OSD Facing and matched pair of collars A matched facing bronze pair of collar badges to the Royal Leicestershire Regiment. With 2 original loops on each to the reverse. (Churchill Ref No 536)
Royal Life Saving Society Enamel Badge Brass and enamel pin badge, in good condition with no damage to enamel. 23mm in diameter.
Royal Malta Militia Brass Other Ranks Collar Badge - Tudor Crown Two original lugs to the reverse. In good condition, minor tarnish (see photo). Scarce.
Royal Malta Militia Other Rank 's helmet plate, circa 1889-1914 A good die-stamped brass example on three toned black loops. Imperial crowned Maltese cross, the arms overlaid with a white metal four part scroll inscribed “Royal Malta Militia MDCCC”. Four braising holes to reverse.
Royal Marine Artillery ( R.M.A. ) Brass Ball Button Signs of service wear but a scarce button to find. Maker marked company in Portsmouth.
Royal Marine Artillery ( RMA ) Bronze Grenade Cap Badge, pre 1922 Bronze die-struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Lovely old patina to this badge. Circa 4cm tall. A162.3
Royal Marine Blackened Bronze Queen's Crown Cap Badge - J R Gaunt In good condition but with signs of service wear especially to black paint finish. Two original lugs (east - west) and embossed with maker's name: J R Gaunt London.
Royal Marine Light Infantry ( RMLI ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge - Royal Marines Yellow gilding metal cap badge worn by the Royal Marine Light Infantry. The globe and laurel with a strung bugle to the top, and two original loops to the reverse. Pre 1922.
Royal Marine Officer's High Gilt Large Pattern Button, King's Crown Good bright condition gilt, with fixed shank. Back-marked with London maker, hard to read, but looks like Pitt & Co, Maddox Street, London W.
Royal Marines ( RM ) Commando Trained Soldier Dagger Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge Red embroidered dagger on blue. Circa 6cm tall. Removed from uniform - some minor pulling to red threads and edge fraying to blue cloth edges. Edwards & Langley No 141A refers. Comm FB
Royal Marines ( R.M. ) School of Music Brass Cap Badge A good die struck example, retaining both dark toned loops. In good condition with signs of service wear but one lug damaged bent over. Coll.
Royal Marines ( RM ) Brass Helmet Plate, King's Crown A good stiff brass helmet plate to the Royal Marines with two original loops to the reverse (east - west). Slight polishing to the continents on the globe otherwise in very good condition. Circa 8.5cm tall. K&K Vol. 1 No 1100 refers.
Royal Marines ( RM ) Bronze Collar Badge Two original lugs, one twisted over but still functional, otherwise in good condition. Comm StF
Royal Marines ( RM ) Lovat two part matching Bronze Cap Badge Globe and Laurel wreath is embossed JR Gaunt London. Separate Queen's crown and lion above. With original lugs, some twisting to the lugs. Scarce. As worn by officers and senior NCOs.
Royal Marines ( RM ) Lovat two part matching Bronze Officers / Senior NCO Cap Badge Globe and Laurel wreath. Separate Queen's crown and lion above. With original long lugs and cotter pins, some minor twisting to the lugs. As worn by officers and senior NCOs. Some slight wear to highpoints otherwise in very good condition.
Royal Marines Bronze Queen's Crown Cap Badge - Gaunt Dark patina with two original lugs to reverese. Maker marked to reverse - embossed JR Gaunt - London. Some light signs of service wear and lugs slightly misshapen, but generally very good condition.
Royal Marines Kings Badgeman Gold Bullion Arm Badge Royal Marines King's Badge - Gold Bullion Thread on dark blue (almost black) Cloth, albeit still issued today, this is an earlier version with some age. In very good condition. Circa 6cm in diameter. On 7 March 1918, His Majesty King George V visited the Depot Royal Marines, at Deal in Kent. On this occasion he inspected Royal Marines Recruit squads, and took the salute of the 4th Battalion at a March Past. Six weeks later the 4th Battalion were to storm ashore on to the Mole in the raid on Zeebrugge, where they won great fame and two Victoria Crosses. To mark his visit, His Majesty directed that the senior Recruit squad in Royal Marines training would in future be known as the King's Squad. He also directed that his Royal Cypher, surrounded by a Laurel Wreath, would be known as the King's Badge, and would be awarded to the best all round recruit in the King's Squad, provided that he was worthy of the honour. The badge was to be carried on the left shoulder, and worn in every rank. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was graciously pleased to approve that the custom and privilege of the King's Squad remain unaltered. The King's Badge is not awarded to every squad, and is only presented if a Recruit measures up to the very exacting standards required. Even today, after Exercise Baptists Run (week 15) Section Commanders are identified and nominated on merit to take charge of approximately 8 fellow recruits from weeks 16-26. They are identified by a white flash on their CS95 chest epaulette. From week 26 onwards, the senior Recruit Troop appoints their "Diamonds", usually from the Section Commanders, at a ratio of approx 1 for every 8 recruits in that Troop. Diamonds are identified by having a single red diamond on a green rank sleeve, worn on the CS95 epaulette. The Diamonds will later undergo the Kings Badgeman board, convened by the Commando Training Wing staff. Assuming the board considers they merit the award, one individual may be nominated as a King's Badgeman.
Royal Marines Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles Good matched pair, two original lugs to each. Sight signs of service wear.
Royal Marines Pair of Bronzed Shoulder Titles Good matched pair, two original lugs to each. Sight signs of service wear and a few marks/scratches to finish.
Royal Marines School of Music Gilt Cap Badge Gilt N.C.O.'s cap badge, the globe and laurel wreath with a musician's "Lyre" to the top, and two original loops to the reverse, worn by the Royal Marines School of Music. Gilt in vey good condition. Scarce.
Royal Military Academy ( R.M.A. ) Victorian Large Pattern Button Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked J. Purchase, R.M.A. Woolwich. VR cypher. Gilt wash is now absent. Scarce and unusual maker. A135.11
Royal Military Academy Woolwich Officer Cadet 's OSD Bronze Cap Badge - Blades An attractive bronze die struck badge with two original blades to the reverse. In very good condition. Prior to WW2 officer cadets intended for the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Corps of Signals went to RMA Woolwich as opposed to Sandhurst. Given its preoccupation with the trades of the army, it became known as " the Shop". In 1947, the two establishments became one and a new badge was adopted. K&K, Vol 2 No 1068 refers. A138
Royal Military Police ( RMP ) Officer's Pair of Brushed Silver Matched Collars A QEII matched pair of brushed silver plate collar badges to the Royal Corps of Military Police. With 2 original loops on each. In excellent condition. Westlake & Churchill No 372 refers.
Royal Military Police ( RMP ) Officer's Silver Plated Cap Badge A silver plated cap badge to the Royal Corps of Military Police. With 2 long loops to the reverse. Maker marked JR Gaunt, London. K&K 2132 refers
Royal Military Police RMP Brass Shoulder Title Two original loops, one slightly squashed over. In good condition.
Royal Military Police RMP Embroidered Shoulder Title Black thread embroidered on red felt. Some old blue tack traces on reverse. Scarce and original. 8.2cm across.
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers Militia 2 part brass shoulder title A brass two piece shoulder title with backing plates and cotter pins. Matching square lugs to each piece. Signs of service wear with light scraching and rippling to title. Good condition. The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) (R MON RE(M)) is the most senior regiment in the British Territorial Army, having given continuous loyal service to the crown since 1539. It is part of the reserve forces, and is the only remaining Militia unit in the British Army. The R Mon RE(M) is the only unit to have two 'Royal' prefixes in its title.
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers officers bullion side cap badge A good scarce post 1953 bullion example in excellent condition. Private purchase item. The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) (R MON RE(M)) is the most senior regiment in the British Territorial Army, having given continuous loyal service to the crown since 1539. It is part of the reserve forces, and is the only remaining Militia unit in the British Army. The R Mon RE(M) is the only unit to have two 'Royal' prefixes in its title. A82.8
Royal Munster Fusiliers ( RMF ) Officer 's medium pattern gilt brass button ( 101st & 104th Foot) Medium pattern gilt button with polished wear to high points. Backmarked Hobsons & Sons, Lexington St, London. Fxed shank. 19mm in diameter. In good condition. Ripley No 296 refers (Search for item 50038 for the large pattern version).
Royal Munster Fusiliers Cigarette Card Embroidered Silk by E. & W. Anstie These attractive silks were issued by the tobacco company E.& W. Anstie in WW1, between 1914 and 1916. There were 86 different designs in the Regimental Badge series, of which this is one. Unlike most other silk issuers of the time Anstie wove rather than printed the silk. All Anstie silks were anonymous with no makers marks but are very disguingishable by the woven patterns. They were intended to be sewn with others on a patriotic cushion-cover or wall-hanging in order to promote support for the nation's fighting men. At approx 32mm wide with variable heights (as they were hand cut), these silks are slightly smaller that regular cigarette cards of the era, and are embroidered with silks of various colours. It has some evidence of ageing, with foxing, but a scarce item in good condition otherwise.
Royal Munster Fusiliers Officers large pattern gilt brass button ( 101st & 104th Foot) Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Eng'd. Gilt, but has traces of dried polish, otherwise in good condition. Strong fixed shank. Crica 26mm in diameter. In good condition - tiger still has his stripes! Ripley No 296 refers.
Royal Munster Fusiliers OR's Bi-metal cap badge circa 1898-1922 A good scarce die-stamped bi-metal example on slider, with two expansion holes behind the slider. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, the regimental Colours were received by King George V on 12th June at St. Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle; formal disbandment followed on 31st July, 1922.
Royal Naval Hospital Large Gilt Open-backed Button, King's Crown In good condition, gilt bright. Open backed with fixed shank. Maker marked Firmin, London.
Royal Naval Minewatching Service Mufti Lapel Badge Enamel in good condition, gilt bright. Circa 3cm tall. Horseshoe to reverse, backmarked J R Gaunt London.
Royal Naval Officer's full dress cocked hat and full dress gold bullion epaulettes in japanned box - SHEEN - DSC winner, WW2 Battle of the Atlantic Gieves Ltd japanned metal box containing full dress cocked hat and full dress gold bullion epaulettes for wear by an officer of the executive branch with the rank of Mate (Sub-Lt) or Lieutenant, R.N. Name painted on outside is “C.E. Sheen, R.N.”. Box spotted with rust but with various labels attached to the outside. Inside red velvet lined. Circa 1939. Property of the late Lt.-Cdr Charles Edward Sheen, D.S.C., R.N. This is a post 1902 Naval Officer’s cocked hat and epaulettes. Cocked hat of regulation pattern by Gieves Ltd., embellished with gold purl twist KC button and gold purl end pieces. The full dress epaulettes are of standard pattern the straps bearing a fouled anchor, the whole contained in a japanned metal carrying case with stencilled details of owner. Very good overall condition. The owner served on various ships in the war against the U Boat and won the Distinguished Service Cross. The following website has some basic biographical details on his naval career: http://uboat.net/allies/commanders/2254.html Which, in summary, are: 1st January 1935 Sub-Lieutenant, R.N. 1st July 1936, Lieutenant, R.N. 1st June 1944, Lieutenant-Commander, R.N. Retired, 23rd August 1957 Decorations: Distinguished Service Cross ( DSC ), London Gazette: 9th March 1943. See following link: www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35931/supplements/1135/page.pdf Warship Commands listed for Charles Edward Sheen, RN HMS Vanessa (D 29) Lt. Destroyer 31 Mar 1942 to 21 Feb 1944 HMS Watchman (D 26) Lt. Destroyer 14 Mar 1944 to 27 May 1944 HMS Pelican (L 86 / U 86) Lt. Sloop May 1944 to Oct 1945 ? Events related to this officer: Destroyer HMS Vanessa (D 29) 26 Dec 1942 German U-boat U-357 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of Ireland, in position 57°10'N, 15°40'W by the British destroyers HMS Hesperus (Cdr. D.G.F.W. MacIntyre, DSO, RN) and HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, RN). U-357 was forced to the surface by depth charges and was rammed by HMS Hesperus. MacIntrye was the renowned sub killer and Sheen was obviously part of his very successful hunting pack on this occasion. Some very light moth to underside of hat, but in excellent fresh condition. Gilt and gold bullion on epaulettes is simply stunning. Some of velvet lining has lifted. Given weight and size of this item I regret we can only post within UK.
Royal Naval Reserve ( RNR ) Waist Clasp with original black leather belt and complete with oboth sword slings Scarce RNR WW1 vintage officer's WBC and belt with fittings. In good condition for age. Of Liverpool manufacture.
Royal Naval Reserve RNR Officer Bullion Epualette Device Superb quality bullion wire officers epaulette device as worn on the full dress gold bullion epaulette from 1891 onwards. A silver fouled anchor on a gold backing inside a blue oval bearing the title, Royal Naval Reserve,in gold wire,with an outer row of silver wire loops. Circa 6cm wide, Some wear to backing otherwise a stunning and scarce item.
Royal Naval Reserve RNR Officer Bullion Epualette Device An attractive and quality bullion wire officers epaulette device as worn on the full dress gold bullion epaulette from 1891 onwards. A silver fouled anchor on a gold backing inside a blue oval bearing the title, Royal Naval Reserve,in gold wire,with an outer row of silver wire loops. Circa 5.5cm wide. Backing paper now absent, with some bluetack traces to reverse otherwise in nice condition and a scarce item. A37
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve RNVR Bullion Epaulette Device Superb quality bullion wire RNVR officer's epaulette device as worn on the full dress gold bullion epaulette from 1903 onwards. A silver fouled anchor on a gold backing inside a blue oval bearing the title, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,in gold wire,with an outer row of silver wire loops. Circa 6cm wide, Some wear to backing otherwise a stunning and scarce item with only minor signs of service wear.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve RNVR Silver Plated Watch Strap style ID Disk - BARKER A Silver plated (EPNS marked) ID bracelet, to A.C.H Barker BZ3818 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Some small srcatches, needs a clean, but otherwise in good condition.
Royal Navy ( R.N. ) Officer's Gilt Brass Waist Belt Clasp, King 's crown (pre 1952) Gilt worn on high points leaving the brass finish beneath but still attractive and in very good condition with sharp detail, no damage and correct matching belt buckle end. Coll.
Royal Navy ( RN ) Chief Motor Mechanic Rate No 1 Dress Bullion Badge A very scarce item, with some age to it, two bladed propeller with king's crown and a star above and star below. Minor edge wear bullion remains bright and in good condition. A7.18
Royal Navy ( RN ) Georgian Small Tunic Button Flat design and circa 13mm across, a small brass tunic button from a Royal Naval tunic of the Napoleonic era. Complete with shank. Scarce. Comm StF
Royal Navy (GV) Long Service & Good Conduct ( LSGC ) Medal to Marine Raymond Frederick Bryant, Royal Marines with Papers 1st pattern issue medal with fixed suspender, impressed in small upright capitals 'san serif' as follows: "PLY.16227 R.F.BRYANT.MNE. R.M." (issued Feb 1929). Condition: contact marks, VF. Born 1896, in Easton, Bristol. Joined Royal Marines in 1913 and allocated to the Plymouth Division in May 1914. Was present at the Battle of Jutland on board HMS "Erin". Retired from the Navy in 1935, and then joined the GPO in Bristol as a postman. Served throughout WW2 at the Royal Marine Reserve Depot. He was also entitled a 1914-15 trio and the Defence and War Medals for the Second World War. Comes with copy service papers (two pages of A3)(ADM.159/158), a copy of census record for 1901, and a London Gazette extract relating to his joining the GPO, as well as a brief biography.
Royal Navy Petty Officer Material Cap Badge Embroidered red on black petty Officer's cap badge. The fouled anchor within a crowned circlet. 7.6cm tall.
Royal Navy Rating Leading Seaman Gold Bullion Insignia In very good condition. Has some age to it. A183
Royal Navy RN Qualified Signallers Proficiency Bullion & Embroidered Arm Badge Full dress version with gold bullion thread. In very good condition and has some age to it. A183
Royal Navy RN Ratings Bi-metal Beret Badge In good condition with two original lugs to reverse. Worn from 1976 onwards.
Royal Navy Submarine Breast Badge In July 1971 officers and men serving in submarines were authorised to wear a badge on the left breast as per the badge shown. Two original pins with original retaining screws. Enamel in good order and badge is straight and in good condition.
Royal Navy Volunteer ( Wireless ) Reserve ( RNVWR ) Gilt and Enamel Lapel Badge A scarce wartime ' Royal Navy Volunteer Wireless Reserve ' gilt badge, with red, white and blue enamel, the reverse with maker's details "Marples & Beasley Birmingham". The design features the lightning flash and wings of the naval telegraphist 's qualitication badge rendered in gold and blue. Very good condition, with original buttonhole horsehoe fitting, and with no damage to the enamel. Circa 24mm tall. The R.N.W.V.R. comprised volunteer amateur radio operators and enthusiasts mobilised in 1939 and became an integral part of the Royal Navy. Jon Mills book " Doing Their Bit " number A9 refers.
Royal New South Wales Lancers Silver Plated Cap Badge - Swann & Hudson Great condition with no damage to lance pennants. Two original lugs to the reverse. Embossed with maker's details Swann & Hudson, Frankston, Vic ( Victoria, Australia ). Circa 48mm tall. Sold to Phil
Royal North Devonshire Hussars Yeomanry R.F.A. Bronze Cap Badge - Extremely scarce, only worn for a few months A small unvoided bronzed cap badge with original slider, ONLY WORN from 24th April to 18th December 1924 as this is the very scarce first pattern with " R.F.A." in place of the more usual second pattern encountered whic has " artillery " in the title. K&K Vol 2 No 1454 refers A146.4
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) / Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( RRF ) Red over White Hackle - Mint in issue paper Mint condition with loop for securing in beret behind the cap badge. Worn by RNF until 1968 and the RRF thereafter. Coll
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt London Silver and gold coloured anodised cap badge with original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London. Front good condition, some service wear to slider. Worn until 1959. Scarce. Col. D. Wood No. 180 refers
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Blazer Buttons, Large and Small Patterns Flat gilt blazer buttons with an engraved St George and the Dragon and a Roman numeral 'V' below signifying that they were belong to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Circa 21mm in diameter and 14mm in diameter respectively, both with fixed shanks and backmarked Gaunt London.
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Bronzed Small Pattern Shoulder Title Die cast in bronze, small pattern in good condition with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm wide and 2.9cm tall. Worn in circa 1960s. Westlake No 767 refers. Coll.
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Officer's Facing Pair of Silver Gilt Shoulder Titles Badges A good facing pair but not matching to the reverse as one was made with three lugs and the other with two, but a reasonablly good match from the front. Signs of slight wear otherwise in very good condition.
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Pair of Brass Matching Shoulder Titles Worn by other ranks from 1938-1962, in gilding metal on square lugs. An identical pair with an equal amount of polishing to the high points (Col. D. Wood, item 286 refers).
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Pattern Torin Cap with Bullion St George's Grenade In superb condition with no damage or moth, with only signs of minor wear to inside. See also the copy photo of Major Mordue of the 4/5th Territorial Battalion RNF wearing this pattern in 1966 (copied from the St George's Gazette for August 1966, page 159). Gosling green and black felt, with no fading or damage. This pattern was worn on and off by officer's of the Regiment, since about 1899. The satin lining has makers mark for the London military taylor, Herbert Johnson's Ltd. Badge is the small pattern grenade with St George in silver mounted on the ball. Badge is circa 3.5cm tall. A scarce find in such good condition.
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Post 1936 Cap Badge Paperweight An original bi-metal cap badge professionally encased in resin against a black backing and in the shape of a paperweight. Some wear and a chip to resin to underside, which does not detract from its display from the front. Circa 7cm in diameter.
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Small Pattern Brass Shoulder Title Single shoulder title with two original hexagonal lugs to te reverse with centre heavily polished. Reflected in price. Com FB
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Upright Collar 1953-1963 Mess Waiters? This is not as it would first appear, the standard other rank 's RNF bi-metal cap badge. From the front and dimensions it would appear to be so, but it has two original lugs to the reverse as opposed to the standard issue slider. It is listed in the ' bible ' ( Col Denis Wood's 5th Fusiliers and its Badges) as an upright collar badge (No 242 refers), worn in facing pairs on the collars of the No 2 Dress and the Mess Waiters ' livery jackets. He speculates that they were regimental private purchase for the Mess staff. Circa 44 x 27mm. Has service wear but generally in good condition. Scarce. Also listed in Churchill, No 126. Coll
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) White on Red Embroidered / Woven Cloth Shoulder Title In excellent condition, red felt with black material backing and white woven lettering. Comm FB
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title Removed from uniform but in good bright condition, with very minor edge wear. No moth. Circa 12.2cm wide and 2.2cm tall. Comm FB
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Officer's Matched Facing Pair of Silver Gilt Shoulder Titles Badges - both stamped Gaunt A good facing matched pair with three original lugs to each. Scarce to find the gaunt stamps on both of them. Some wear to gilt as these have seen service and the old light stain. Otherwise in very good condition.
Royal Pioneer Corps Embroidered Shoulder Title Green on red. In good condition with slight edge nip. Traces of white 'blutack' to reverse. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Royal Princesses Visit to South Africa 1947 Gilt and Enamel Bar pin badge Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret featured in side profile on pin badge souvenir. It is rare to find the two sisters depicted together in this way. Good condition and pin original and functional.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( RRF ) Facing Pair Anodised Collar Badges A good pair of facing collar badges with single central lug to each. Good condition. Also worn by Fusilier Brigade soldiers 1962 - 1968. Col. D. Wood No. 246 refers
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( RRF ) Fusilier Cap Busby Grenade Post 1967, brass grenade with two long loops to the reverse. Circa 9.2cm tall. In good condition. A128.2
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Officer's Bullion Matched Collar Badges Gold bullion with silver plated mounts. Matched pair. Some signs of wear and dulling to the bullion, otherwise in good condition. Each 4.5cm tall long. Churchill Ref No 142.
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Officers Matched and Facing Mess Dress Bullion Collar Badges with mounted silver plated devices An attractive pair of RRF Mess Dress collar badges, facing and matching in good condition with only minor wear. Wire fixings to the reverse (one has two and other only one). Circa 4.2cm tall and 2.3cm wide.
Royal Scots ( RS ) Embroidered White on Red felt Shoulder Title - Curved ends Curved title with some damage / tear between O and T in Scots. Some white 'blue tack' to reverse. Removed from uniform. Seen better days but an unusual "guards" pattern ( is this a particular battalion distinction?) Comm GrH
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Anodised Aluminium aa cap badge with black felt backing In good condition, maker marked on slider London Badge & Button Co ltd, with accompanying original black felt backing cloth.
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Bi-Metal Cap Badge (converted to lugs) Die cast two part badge. Slider neatly removed and not so neatly replaced with two lugs. A heavy badge with a sense of real quality to it with slight polishing to the highpoints on eagle's breast. Formed in 1971 by amalgamation of the 3rd Carabiniers and Royal Scots Greys. K&K Vol 2 No 1890 refers.
Royal Scots Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on red embroidered shoulder title, bluetack marks to reverse. Good bright condition. Comm GrH
Royal Scots Fusiliers ( RSF ) Embroidered White on Red felt shoulder title Some staining to three letters, slight nip to top left of title, blue tack traces to reverse. Reasonable condition. Comm GrH
Royal Scots Fusiliers Anodised Aluminium Silver Coloured Large Pattern Button, King's Crown Anodised aluminium silver coloured button, circa 26mm in diameter. Backmarked Buttons Limited, Birmingham. Fixed shank. Good condition. Worn to 1959 only, but King's Crown suggests pre 1953. Colour suggests it may be a piper's button.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Glengarry Badge Post 1902, great condition, with two original lugs. A good stiff and heavy die struck cap badge with sharp detail.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Glengarry Cap Badge converted to Pouch fitting The standard sized king' s crown glengarry badge with lugs removed and converted to two screw posts for fitting. This has been reasonably neatly done but there is some twisting to the badge the flames in particular. Condition reflected in price. A183
Royal Scots Fusiliers Hunting Erskine Tartan Arm Badge In good condition. One spot of white bluetack to the reverse. Davis No 413 refers. Comm GrH
Royal Scots Fusiliers Other Ranks' Racoon Skin Cap Grenade Badge A large brass racoon skin cap badge to the Royal Scots Fusiliers, pre 1902, with two original long loops to the reverse. Circa 9cm tall. A good stiff badge with sharp detail, some service wear to lugs. Note the Victorian crown. K&K Vol 1 No 949 refers.
Royal Scots Grey's Silver Plated NCO's Arm Badge, circa 1913 Great condition, solid cast and silver plated (unmarked) with three original plated lugs. Some wear and distressing to the plate on the reverse. Circa 47mm tall and 40mm wide. Sharp detail, lovely, heavy quality badge.
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt London. In good condition a silver & gold anodised cap badge to the Royal Scots Greys. With a slider to the reverse & makers mark JR Gaunt London.
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) ( 2nd Dragoons ) Brass Bandsman 's Cap Badge A small plain grenade with its original slider to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall. It had a copper gilt wash which is mainly now back to the brass. Good condition. As worn by bandsmen of the Regiment only. Scarce. Gaylor Plate 3 refers. A198.4
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) ( 2nd Dragoons ) Brass Bandsman 's Pouch Badge A heavy and large yellow brass die struck pouch badge to the Royal Scots Greys. With 3 original loops of 4 to the reverse remaining. Sharp detail. Circa 6.9 cm tall and 5.7cm wide. Scarce. A171.11
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) ( 2nd Dragoons ) Cast Silvered NCO 's Arm Badge Frosted silvered cast arm badge, finely detailed, worn post WW2, believed introduced in 1948 and made whilst the Regiment was in Germany. Crica 47mm high and 37mm wide. Three original silvered loops to the reverse. A heavy item with good sharp detail with no wear to finish to front of badge. Linklater & Dine p56 refers. A171.10
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) ( 2nd Dragoons ) Full Dress White Metal Busby Back Badge Die struck white metal White Horse of Hanover as worn on the reverse of the full dress busby. Two original long copper lugs to the reverse. Circa 63mm wide and 41mm tall. Not to be confused with the NCO arm badge of the 5th Dragoon Guards. There is an interesting comparison of the two badges in Linklater & Dine on pages 66 and 67. See item 56858 for the Busby Grenade Badge which was worn with this item, but which is separately listed for sale. K&K Vol 1, No 716 refers A198.2
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) ( 2nd Dragoons ) Officer 's OSD Bronzed Collar Badge A full size collar badge (note eagle faces to left as opposed to the right as per the cap badge) with three origional lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.9cm tall and 4.7cm wide. Lovely condition with sharp detail. Scarce. A162.2
Royal Scots Greys ( RSG ) Matched Facing Pair of Marked Sterling Silver Officer's Collar Badges A scarce and attractive facing and matched pair of heavy cast sterling silver officer's collar badges, with two original silver loops to each. Some service wear to the detail of the highpoints, but just lovely nonetheless. Circa 2.8cm tall. Churchill & Westlake No 13 refers.
Royal Scots Greys Brass Bandsman's Pouch Badge A heavy and large cast brass pouch badge to the Royal Scots Greys. With 3 screw posts and nuts to the reverse. Two of the nuts are seized. Some wear and polishing to the highpoints. Scarce. Circa 6.4 cm tall and 5.5cm wide.
Royal Scots Greys Other Rank's Large Brass Button, 1877 onwards In good condition with floating shank. Backmarked Firmin & Sons Ltd, London. Circa 24mm in diameter. (Ripley no 32 refers)
Royal Scots Matched Pair of White on Red Embroidered / Woven Cloth Shoulder Titles In un-issued condition. Davis No 261 refers. Comm GrH
Royal Scots Officer's OSD Matched Bronze Collars - Jennens & Co WW1 vintage small (each one is only 2.5cm tall) pattern collar badges. Two part construction with centre raised above the star. Sharp detail but slight wear highpoints of thistles on each. Both backmarked J&Co ( Jennens & Co ) and with two original lugs to each. One lug twisted and both some verdigris to reverses.
Royal Scottish Reserve Regiment, Boer War raised unit, 1899 -1902 A large white metal di struck field service hat cap badge with two original dark toned lugs to reverse worn by the Scottish Reserve Regiments during the Boer War. In the form of a thistle with leaves. Circa 4.5cm tall and 4.2cm wide. A good stiff badge. Gaylor plate 53 refers,
Royal Signals / Kensingtons Phantom Photograph Collection WW2 and post WW2 65+ original photos Circa 67 original black and white photographs of various sizes and condition from a single collection, of which only about 15 are non military subjects. Evidence of having been removed from an album. Some interesting views of arm insignia on a couple of them, especially the scarce " P " formation flash for the Phantom unit. Some interesting photos of the phantom unit military vehicles and this territorial unit on camp immediately post war. Unfortunately unattributed and I could not spot David Niven! Phantom’s duties included providing Bogus traffic for deception – including in 1941 simulating the traffic of a non-existent Armoured Car Regiment in an attempt to persuade Rommel the forthcoming British Offensive would be in the south rather than the north of the battle area. The Luftwaffe was despatched to look for the ‘regiment’ but failed to locate Phantom’s well-camouflaged vehicles. At the end of the war Phantom was renamed ‘No3 Independent Signal Squadron’ following disbandment in 1948 its role was taken on by Princess Louise’s Kensington Regiment (PLK) and became Army Phantom Signal Regiment (TA). Today PLK are part of 31 Signal Squadron under the command of 71st City of London (Yeomanry) Signal Regiment. Famous Phantoms included David Niven, film star Tan Williams, three future professors, two Privy Councillors, a Law Lord, an Ambassador, a Metropolitan Police Commissioner plus sporting and literary celebrities. Comm FB
Royal Signals Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White on Dark Blue. Good condition. UK Buyers - As many titles priced at £10 or below as you like in one order will be posted for a flat rate of £2.75 (2nd Class Recorded Delivery). If paying by Paypal I will refund any postal payments made above £2.75. Comm GrH
Royal Sussex Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge - 4 expansion holes A good condition cap badge, with slider, 4 expansion holes, and only minor signs of wear to highpoints.
Royal Sussex Regiment Officer 's Silver & Enamel Cap Badge ( more photos) B15.5
Royal Sussex Regiment Officer 's Silver & Enamel Cap Badge - Walker & Hall, Sheffield A stunning and scarce die cast marked silver with red and blue enamel to the centre of three part construction. Two original copper loops to the reverse. Makers stamp W&H ( Walker & Hall , Sheffield). In very good condition with no damage or repairs to the enamel. Walker & Hall were cutlers and made regimental spoons in the the 1930s and I believe moved into military badge making in the early 1940s. B15.5
Royal Sussex Regiment Other Rank's Bi-metal Cap Badge With original slider, somewhat imaginatively bent to retain it in the beret, otherwise in good condition with only slight polishing to highpoints. It is circa 4.2cm tall.
Royal Tank Corps ( RTC ) Brass Shoulder Title Some wear to the finish and therefore reflected in price. Will clean up with some elbow grease! Two original square lugs to the reverse. Westlake 196 refers (worn post 1923)
Royal Tank Corps ( RTC ) Officer's Bronze Arm Badge - On Blades Circa 8cm long and 2.5cm tall (measured from top viewing deck), this heavy bronzed die cast arm badge was worn by officer's of the Royal Tank Corps. Two original blades to the reverse. Good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. A20 Sold to PG
Royal Tank Corps ( RTC ) Pair of Facing White Metal Collar Badges Facing (but not matching) pair of white metal collar badges. Two original lugs to the reverse of each, one with verdigris to lugs. Otherwise good condition. King's crown. A171.1
Royal Tank Regiment ( RTR ) Matched Facing Pair of Officer's OSD Collar Badges, pre 1952 Worn circa 1924-1952, these die cast bronze facing and matched collars are in very good condition with two original lugs to each. Both embossed JR Gaunt London to the reverse. Sharp detail. A lovely set.
Royal Tank Regiment ( RTR ) Anodised Cap Badge Anodised cap badge to the Royal Tank Regiment, original two loops. Excellent condition.
Royal Tank Regiment Anodised Aluminium aa Cap Badge - J.R. Gaunt London Early anodised cap badge to the Royal Tank Regiment, two loops. Minor service wear. Maker marked in embossed letters on reverse J.R. Gaunt, London.
Royal Ulster Rifles ( RUR ) Embroidered Black on Forest Green Background Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, but in good condition with no damage or moth. Comm GrH
Royal Ulster Rifles Black on Very Dark Green Embroidered / Woven Cloth Shoulder Title In excellent condition with some old tape marks to the reverse. Comm GrH
Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers Anodised Badge, Hackle & Shoulder Title RWARF A nice set, hackle still has its original paper tube. Gold coloured anodised title (Westlake ref 38) shows signs of use, badge mint, blue and orange hackle of the Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers in excellent condition. With the Royal Warwickshire Regiment's conversion to Fusiliers in 1962, they adopted the Fusilier Brigade badge in 1963, and the RWARF title at this time also.
Royal Warwickshire Officer's Silver and Gilt Cap Badge with tabs A very fine die cast silver (unmarked) and gilt cap badge with real chain. Three original tabs to reverse. An attractive badge. Could do with a light clean.
Royal Warwickshire OSD Officers Bronze Collar Badge Antelope facing left, with three original lugs to the reverse. Three part construction with separate coronet and length of chain attached. In good condition. Churchill No 176 refers.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Bi-metal Cap Badge Bi-metal die struck badge with great detail on the antelope and original slider. A8.1
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Matched Facing Pair of Officer 's Silver Plated and Gilt Collar Badges, circa 1934 - 1962 A stunnning pair of die cast matched and facing collars in excellent condition. Two original silvered lugs to the reverse of each. Churchill No 173 refers. A162.6
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Officer's Gilt and silver small pattern button Small pattern mess dress or FS cap button with fixed shank. Back-marked Jennens & Co, London. Circa 15mm in diameter. Signs of wear and also shank slight bent over.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badge Right facing officer's OSD bronze collar badge. Three original lugs to the reverse. Early variety with real chain. Very good condition. This is the variety with the chain reaching down between the rear legs. Churchill No 175 refers.
Royal Warwickshire Regiment Victorian Pair of Faing and Matched GIlding Metal Other Rank's Collar Badges A great pair of facing and matching collar badges, worn circa 1890 to 1894, when replaced by the antelope. Two original lugs to each, top lug on one slightly twisted. Good sharp detail and scarce. Churchill 160 - 163 refer.
Royal Warwickshire Regt WW11 Printed Shoulder Title - Scarce Authentic and removed from uniform, corect black backing. Comm FB
Royal Welch Fusiliers ( RWF ) Embroidered White on Ref felt Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. a couple of edge holes to bottom edge, otherwise reasonable condition. Comm GrH
Royal Welch Fusiliers ( RWF ) NCO's Facing & Match Pair of Bullion Collar Badges In mint condition, an attractive facing and matched pair, silver plated metal dragons mounted on gold bullion thread grenades on a red felt backing. With fixing pins to reverse. Circa 5.4cm tall. A82.4
Royal Welch Fusiliers ( RWF ) Officers Medium Pattern Gilt Button, 1920 - 1960 Officer's medium pattern gilt button, with fixed shank. Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London. In very good condition. Note post 1920 spelling. Ripley No 238 refers.
Royal Welch Fusiliers ( RWF ) Pair of White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Titles, Wales In good condition with traces of glue / bluetack to the reverse. A close but not exact match. Of Welsh interest. Davis No 292 refers Comm GrH
Royal Welsh Fusiliers ( RWF ) Officer 's Bronze OSD Collar Badge Early pattern bronze 2 part collar badge with applied dragon facing to the left. This has its tail with tuft rather than curl and arrow end, as described by Churchill as an early pattern issue. Signs of some service wear, but original lugs and cotter pin. Generally good condition. Circa 5.5cm tall. Churchill No 640 refers.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers ( RWF ) Officer's Bullion & Silver Field Service Side Cap Badge A fine gold wire embroidered flaming grenade mounted on red felt, the ball mounted with silver Welsh Dragon device on wires. Very good condition. Circa 4.7cm tall and 3.4cm wide. Comm FB
Royal Welsh Fusiliers ( RWF ) Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge OSD Bronze Collar Badge, left facing upright collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Good condition with slight twisting to bottom lug. Circa .6cm tall and 2.3cm wide at ball. Chruchill No 641 refers (the later pattern dragon's tail with the loop and ending in an arrow head). See item 52099 for the earlier pattern (640).
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Officer depicted on original cigarette card - American Tobacco Company In good condition, original and scarce, circa 1900.
Royal West African Frontier Force ( RWAFF ) Officer's Medium Bronze Button Back-marked Wm. Dowler & Sons Ltd, Birmingham. Fixed shank. 18mm in diameter. Good condition but with a couple of minor stains.
Royal West Kent Regiment Fire Gilt King's Crown Large Pattern Collar Badge Unusually large fire gilt collar badge in excellent condition with two original lugs to reverse. 3.4cm tall. As Churchill No 1363 but fire gilt. Perhaps this is the 1937 Coronation issue pattern collar badge which Churchill page 218 refers to as specially gilded by the Regiment for the 1937 Coronation of George VI? Any information welcome. A65.2
Royal West Kent Regiment Helmet Plate Centre ( HPC ) Bi-metal helmet plate centre, with four original lugs. Some signs of service wear but otherwise in very good condition.
Royal West Kent Regiment Rolled Gold Sweetheart Brooch In great condition with original pin. Only slight wear to plating on edges of bar otherwise a smart looking sweetheart badge. Makers Mark is WBS and "Rolled Gold" (effectively a form of plating) is stamped on reverse of bar.
Royal West Kent Regiment White on Red Embroidered Cloth Matched Pair of Shoulder Titles In unissued condition, a great matched pair. Comm GrH
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own) Bi-Metal Cap Badge Two original dark toned lugs with two sweat holes to the reverse. 3.2cm tall and 3.8cm wide. Good sharp detail. Early looking badge. The most senior regiment of yeomanry, raised in 1794 and granted the title Royal for service in the civil riots of 1830. The Prince of Wales' plumes and motto in w/m with brass commemorated their escort to the Prince of Wales in 1863 when he visited the county. K&K Vol 1 No 1407 refers.
Royal Yeomanry ( RY ) Lieut-Col Slip Ons A mystery pair of slip ons with pre 1953 King's crown rank badges sewn on to Royal Yeomanry slip ons. Matched pair, but a mystery as I thought RY was formed much later in 1967. Is this just a case of wearing family heirlooms. Any information welcome. Comm FB
RTR Royal Tank Regiment Slip on Embroidered Shoulder Title Slight edge wear, in good condition with elasticated slip on strap to the reverse. Comm FB
Ruines d'Ypres 10 postcards in booklet form - Post WW1 vintage booklet/envelope of original souvenir photographs In French, this booklet was produced in Belguim by Ern. Thill. In excellent clean condition and 10 different post cards of the ruins of Ypres in the First World War. Covers a little but grubby with age, but contents excellent.
RUR Royal Ulster Rifles Blackened Brass Metal Shoulder Title, post 1920 Blackened Brass Shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Some service wear to black finish. Westlake No 1395 refers. Comm FB
RUR Royal Ulster Rifles Pipers White Metal Shoulder Title, post 1920 Scarce piper 's white metal plated shoulder title with two original lugs to the reverse. Westlake page 124 refers. Comm FB
RUR Royal Ulster Rifles Theatre Made Brass Shoulder Title, post 1920 Brass with tombstone style lugs to the reverse typic