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https://policenewskgf.wordpress.com/kgf-police-history/ which notably at items 32 and 33 confirm: 32 - 1910- Permission to Mr. S.M.Pritchard, Superintendent of K.G.F. to be in charge of the watch establishment of the K.G.F. in addition to his own duties. 33 - 1915- Continuance of the Police powers conferred on Mr. A.R.Jones, Chief Supervision, watch establishment K.G.F. The following article at https://www.jstor.org/stable/4406882?read-now=1&seq=8#page_scan_tab_contents briefly confirms the structure, composition and duties of the Watch & (sic) Establishment KGF as follows:
British Army Other Rank’s Coloured Field Service Side Cap. A good wool issue example. Dark blue body, curtain, peak and crown. With scarlet piping. Complete with King’s Crown General Service brass buttons. Approx length front to back 10 1/2 inches GC Clean Condition.
Hampshire Regt. K/C 1902-14 Officer's silver and gilt helmet plate with 3 loops to reverse. Regimental converted crown. Gilt is bright and silver tomed. Black velvet centre. A cracking helmet plate Fine quality officers king's crown silver / gilt Home Service helmet plate with three loops to the reverse. The Royal Tiger within a laurel wreath circle on a black cloth ground to the centre of a Garter Strap and wreath of laurel that carries the title scroll mounted upon a crowned multi-rayed star back-plate. [ Title scroll bears makers details for " J & Co. " ]
Russia, 100 Roubles 1910 Catherine The Great Crisp P13 AU/ Unc Superb examples of the 100 rouble note dated 1910 featuring a portrait of Empress Catherine the Great on the back and in a fabulous watermark. (P13)These were amongst the last notes issued under the Russian Tsars and measure approximately 10 inches x 5 inches. At the time they were issued they were worth 4 ounces of gold which is why those fleeing the revolution stuffed their suitcases with them. While most notes we see are in circulated condition this group is from an original block and are in wonderful condition grading AU/Unc. Wonderful notes
1973 RNWMP Commemorative cap badge 1 ¾\" x 1 ¾\" Bison head under a crown and the word:Canada, surrounded by maple leaves and the motto Maintiens Le Droit,above a banner reading Royal North West Mounted Police Excellent condition Minor discoloration/wear Before the advent of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police,Canada was patrolled by the Royal North West Mounted Police.In 1973, the RCMP marked the centenary of the organization that preceded them by producing a replica of the original RNWMP badge cast from the original die
In very good condition Ripley No xx refers. D10
BRITISH ARMY SENIOR NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER\'S GLENGARRY BADGE The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) White Metal & Gilding Metal (polished dull) Multi-Part badge secured with pin 2 x Lug fastening Kipling & King 2003 refers Worn circa 1938 - 1956, WW2 era.
The Air Ministry Constabulary Chrome 2 x Lug fastening Worn circa 1925 - 1954.
Circa xx in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked London. In very good condition. Ripley & Darmanin \"Yeomanry Buttons 1830 - 2000\" Fig xx (pp13-14) refers. Coll
QRL QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS CAVALRY ARM BADGE - No1 / No2 /MESS DRESS BRITISH ARMY. QUEENS ROYAL LANCERS 21st LANCER LEFT ARM BADGE BULLION WIRE Use
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The Field Officers\' Cap is to have curved edges with RGR badge mounted on black beehive boss with additional single oak leaf band, 38mm on the peak. The cap is made from high quality doeskin with black piping. Fittings include black patent leather chin strap with chin strap buttons. The Forage Cap is to have curved edges with RGR badge mounted on black beehive boss The cap is made from high quality doeskin with black piping. Fittings include black patent leather chin strap with chin strap buttons. British Army Officer\'s Black Oakleaf Hat Band 37mm Depth Woven Hat, cap or helmet (£15new) We are not hatters, milliners, tailors or military outfitters, but sell collectable used hats, caps, helmets and berets. Unless customers specify sizes, we assume that hat size is not important to them and they are collectors who would not necessarily want to wear items in their collection. Our hats are in good used condition, not new. They are one-off items.
ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES SIDE HAT high quality private purchase side cap was tailor made in Hong Kong, and bears the Maker\'s label inside over the left ear: TAILORED BY PUNJAB HOUSE ETSBD 1882 87-NATHAN ROAD G/F. KOWLOON, HONG KONG TELE: 665635 It bears a High-Quality gold and silver bullion wire embroidered Royal Corps of Signals Cap Badge, probably indicating Officer use. The Badge shows the Corps motto: Certa Cito (Swift and Sure). The front cap buttons however both display a King\'s Crown over crossed Kukris, indicating use by one of the Gurkha Signal regiments. British Army Gurkha Corps of Signals Side Cap Makers G.D.Golding Queen\'s Crown Size 54cms. In good condition. £80 on eBay WWII GURKHA RIFLES COLONEL\'S COLOURED SIDE CAP (1 Item) Dark green wool construction, complete with pull down side flaps. Correct Officer\'s black composition Gurkha Regiment crested front buttons The cap retains its original private purchase white metal Officer\'s slider fixing full size 10 th Gurkha Rifles badge. In clean worn condition with no extra badge holes or stains. Approximate size: 22 inches circumference As worn by Gurkha Officers with their khaki drill uniforms
WW2 INDIA Engineers O.S.D Cap /beret badge WW2 Indian Army Engineers officers service dress cap badge , large 48mm high with 2 rear loop fixings Comm ErYa
Queen Victoria’s Own Corps of Guides cap badge English made white metal die struck badge with long rear loop fixings, unvoided Code: 62116 24.00 GBP (gradia)
ndian Army. 7th Light Cavalry post 1934 cap badge. Cast white metal example on loops. Crown set on crossed lances with ?Light 7 Cavalry? tri-part scroll across the butts. Comm ErYa
\"Sarvatra\", which translates as \"Everywhere\". Just Like Royal Engineers (Ubique). From memory, QVO Madras Sappers & Miners merged with the Bengal & Bombay Sappers and Miners in the 1930\'s to form the Indian Engineers. I think they still retained an independent identity during WW2 to some extent though. The same badge may well have continued in use after Independence/Republic (1947/1950). 61 Field Coy., Queen Victoria\'s Own Madras Sappers and Miners.
A gilt brass and enamel sweetheart in very good condition with original and functional pin fitting. No damage to enamel.
Gurkha Museum Publication \"Insignia of The 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles)\" (Jan 1999 edition) Figure 2GR B5 p24 refers. Comm GM (EB)
The Queen’s Medal is awarded to the recipient when the Army’s top 100 firers are on parade to receive their Army 100 Badge – a badge that can be worn on the bottom of the left sleeve of all uniform types for the duration of a soldier’s career. The Army 100 badge is worn with great pride by members of the British Army and the dominance of Royal Corps of Signals firers has been evident with the 2015 season seeing 33 Royal Signals (the Queen’s Gurkha Signals fire as part of the Royal Corps of Signals) coming in the top 100 and the 2016 season saw this increased to 34.
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.
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
8th Corps Formation Sign - Embroidered 2nd Pattern VIII Corps, circa 6cm by 5cm, white embroidered thread on scarlet felt. Original, good condition. Coll.
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.
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.
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
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
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 12.3cm tall and 6.5cm diameter (across globe) / 7.4cm wide cross the widest part of the flames. K&K Vol 1 No 1106 refers.
Signallers Embroidered on Khaki British Army Proficiency Arm Badge In good bright condition with no damage or moth. Traces of glue to reverse. A183
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 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 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 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 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
... 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.
\'Badges on Battle Dress - An illustrated History of the Cloth Insignia Worn on Khaki and Jungle Green by Britain\'s Armed Forces 1939 - 1967\' (2019) by Jon Mills - In 2 Volumes - A must for your 2019 Xmas List to Santa Well my Xmas present has arrived early, in the form of this magnificent two volume hard bound set of books which really moves the hobby forward. My congratulations to Jon Mills and all those across the World who have helped with this gargantuan effort. With over 1,200 pages across both volumes (indexed) they are illustrated with more than 5,000 original badges and over 500 contemporary photographs of them being worn. BUT - do not delay! - This is a limited edition run and it will not be reprinted. It is selling well and this is my big tip for what to ask for this Xmas - or at least a contribution, or just treat yourself! Some reviews: "A masterpiece" (General The Lord Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff, who also provided the Foreword) Those who have bought copies have also commented: "Excellent book - he has read the relevant documents at the National Archives" "a truly first class achievement" "an awesome masterpiece" "A remarkable piece of work that will fly off the shelves" "Probably the best study of the subject ever" "A work of art" "a pure delight for the connoisseur", "Will become the bible for cloth collectors", "Very informative and extremely detailed" "Quite magnificent, beautifully produced …" "Ground-breaking -The amount of information in each page, paragraph or sentence is remarkable." "Hugely impressed...erudite and wonderfully illustrated" ”the seminal work on BD badges" "Likely to remain the definitive work on the subject for decades to come". It is the first comprehensive history of the huge variety of insignia that decorated the rough serge suit which the British Army wore as its main uniform for over twenty years. Extensively researched from official, mainly unpublished records, 'Badges on Battle Dress' explains the origins of the cloth badges which were first introduced for the khaki service dress adopted in 1902 and shows how they developed and became more widely worn in the First World War. Kept alive by the Territorial Army in the inter-war period, they subsequently adorned the battle dress, khaki drill and jungle green uniforms in which British, Commonwealth and Allied soldiers from Europe fought the Second World War. Retained by the post-war Army, its ranks much enlarged by National Servicemen, battle dress and the badges worn on it survived until the arrival of combat suits and No 2 Dress in the 1960s. The books forty chapters not only describe the insignia worn in the main wartime and post-war campaigns - including the BEF in 1940, the Desert Campaign, Europe after D-Day, the Far East, Palestine, Korea and Malaya – but provide detailed coverage of the insignia worn on battle dress by the Airborne Forces, Commandos, the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, RAF and the numerous civilians who served alongside the armed forces in uniform - from War Correspondents to ENSA artistes, Scripture Readers to NAAFI staff. As well as providing details of rank trade and proficiency badges the book has the first ever listing of cloth regimental flashes with details drawn from unpublished wartime records. The two volumes are available direct from the Author, Jon Mills for £150 plus delivery costs - £14 in the UK by 'signed-for' courrier. Whilst heavy the cost of posting overseas is not that prohibitive. Don't be shy, ask Jon, he has already shipped to France (£25), Canada (£32), USA ( £41) and Australia (£48). Please note these rates are illustrative only and need a proper quotation from Jon. To order a copy or to enquire about overseas delivery, please email: bob19391967@yahoo.co.uk And make this a truly merry Xmas!
\'Badges on Battle Dress - An illustrated History of the Cloth Insignia Worn on Khaki and Jungle Green by Britain\'s Armed Forces 1939 - 1967\' (2019) by Jon Mills - In 2 Volumes Having used these two volumes now extensively for over eight months, I still marvel at the dedication and scholarship which has gone into their creation - and I have only just started to scratch the surface. My congratulations to Jon Mills and all those across the World who have helped with this gargantuan effort. With over 1,200 pages across both volumes (indexed) they are illustrated with more than 5,000 original badges and over 500 contemporary photographs of them being worn. BUT - do not delay! - This is a limited edition run and it will not be reprinted. It is selling well and this is my big tip for a \'lockdown\' read - go on treat yourself! Some reviews: \"A masterpiece\" (General The Lord Dannatt, former Chief of the General Staff, who also provided the Foreword) Those who have bought copies have also commented: \"Excellent book - he has read the relevant documents at the National Archives\" \"a truly first class achievement\" \"an awesome masterpiece\" \"A remarkable piece of work that will fly off the shelves\" \"Probably the best study of the subject ever\" \"A work of art\" \"a pure delight for the connoisseur\", \"Will become the bible for cloth collectors\", \"Very informative and extremely detailed\" \"Quite magnificent, beautifully produced …\" \"Ground-breaking -The amount of information in each page, paragraph or sentence is remarkable.\" \"Hugely impressed...erudite and wonderfully illustrated\" ”the seminal work on BD badges\" \"Likely to remain the definitive work on the subject for decades to come\". It is the first comprehensive history of the huge variety of insignia that decorated the rough serge suit which the British Army wore as its main uniform for over twenty years. Extensively researched from official, mainly unpublished records, \'Badges on Battle Dress\' explains the origins of the cloth badges which were first introduced for the khaki service dress adopted in 1902 and shows how they developed and became more widely worn in the First World War. Kept alive by the Territorial Army in the inter-war period, they subsequently adorned the battle dress, khaki drill and jungle green uniforms in which British, Commonwealth and Allied soldiers from Europe fought the Second World War. Retained by the post-war Army, its ranks much enlarged by National Servicemen, battle dress and the badges worn on it survived until the arrival of combat suits and No 2 Dress in the 1960s. The books forty chapters not only describe the insignia worn in the main wartime and post-war campaigns - including the BEF in 1940, the Desert Campaign, Europe after D-Day, the Far East, Palestine, Korea and Malaya – but provide detailed coverage of the insignia worn on battle dress by the Airborne Forces, Commandos, the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, RAF and the numerous civilians who served alongside the armed forces in uniform - from War Correspondents to ENSA artistes, Scripture Readers to NAAFI staff. As well as providing details of rank trade and proficiency badges the book has the first ever listing of cloth regimental flashes with details drawn from unpublished wartime records. The two volumes are available direct from the Author, Jon Mills for £150 plus delivery costs - £14 in the UK by \'signed-for\' courier. Whilst heavy the cost of posting overseas is not that prohibitive. Don\'t be shy, ask Jon, he has already shipped to France (£25), Canada (£32), USA ( £41) and Australia (£48). Please note these rates are illustrative only and need a proper quotation from Jon. To order a copy or to enquire about overseas delivery, please email: bob19391967@yahoo.co.uk
\'Essex / 20\' \'PVC Blown\' Shoulder Title - Post WW2 2nd Phase Home Guard In good unissued condition. T shaped with the usual rubberized mesh backing. Worn below a generic home guard shoulder title. Similar to No 4136 in BoBD (Jon Mills), who describes these as being made from PVC (poly-vinyl chloride) using a process of \'blowing-on\' the white letters to a special background. Comm PaLi
\'Footslogging to Berlin\' Claude Golding 1944 Hardback Book Blandford Press, 1944. Condition: Average. Corner wear to boards, content clean, binding a bit loose and no longer as tight as it could be, Fair Dust jacket with some wear chipped and small tears. Usual wartime economy paper. A good range of black and white photos including a good one of the "Fighting Fifth" (Northumberland Fusiliers) acting as motor cyclist reconnaissance troops. Includes write up sections on The Guards, Black Watch, Ox & Bucks, DLI, Middlesex Regiment, East Surreys, Loyal Lancs, West Yorks, Green Jackets, Welch Regiment, Essex Regt, Royal Sussex, RNF and Royal Welch Fusiliers. Coll
\'Ike\' - American 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. Coll
\'Know Your Allies\' Pocket Booklet (NATO) A fascinating pocket book in card covers, which details the military forces uniforms and rank and insignia for each NATO member, including their respective navy, army and air force personnel. Coll
\'R Berks\' Royal Berkshire Regiment First Pattern Brass Shoulder Title The first pattern brass shoulder title worn until 1907 when replaced by "Royal Berks". This example in good condition with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse (some minor service wear to lugs). Westlake No 1241 RoHa (B3)
\'R Hampshire\' Royal Hampshire Regiment Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title Brass title, small minor staining otherwise in good condition. Worn 1946 onwards. Westlake No 1100 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
\'Regular\' officers scarlet jacket. 'Regular' officers scarlet jacket. Sadly it's rather moth damaged, but considering I haven't got one then I'm not worried because this does have a bit of history to it. It's actually named to 'E.H.(Ernest Henry) Baxter(No.4286)', who it turns out was commisioned into the N.F. prior to the Great War and whom served with both the 1st & 2nd Bn's. To save on extensive writing here's a resume of his career from the London Gazette and Army List Gentleman Cadet - Royal Military College - 1908 2nd/Lt - Northumberland Fusiliers - 24/10/1908. Joined 1st Bn, N.F., Peshawur, India - January 1909. Lieut 1st Bn, N.F. - 1/10/1911 Joined 2nd Bn, N.F. - November 1913. temp Capt - 2nd Bn, N.F. - 17/11/1914 While a Capt'n with the 2nd Bn, he commanded 'D' Coy and was severly wounded on the outskirts of Ypres, when the Battalion was on the way to relieve the 1st Welch in trenches at Zonnebeke. Ironically his wounding occurred on the 23rd April 1915, 'St. Georges Day' - the Regimental Day for all Northumberlands. The wounds were severe enough for him to remain in the U.K. and on recovery he graded as a Staff Capt'n and seconded to command a Company of an OFFICER CADET UNIT(18/12/1916). No more is known of him until he's found on a Special Appointment - CL FF on the 30th November 1918, which he relinquished in May 1919. The cuff showing clearly the gold lace of a 'regular' officer Capt Baxter seems to have continued to serve with the Army, but I have yet to trace his movements, because he's known to have gone onto retired pay on the 3rd October 1935. However with war looming and the need for experienced officers, despite their age, Capt Baxter joins the REGULAR ARMY RESERVE OF OFFICERS(R.A.R.O.), becoming a Major on the 5th September 1938. Collar badge clearly showing the silver St.George & Dragon on the gold bullion grenade, and sadly some of the mothing. Major Baxter went onto retired pay on the 11th May 1940, but it wasn't for long, because on the 23rd February 1941 he was recalled to duty, remployed and restored to the rank of Major. At this stage I'm unsure as to what eventually happened to Major Baxter, but I'm sure I'll learn more as time goes on. Now for an interesting feature - the rank. The rank clearly displayed here is that of a 'Lieutenant' on a gold bullion shoulder board. What this implies is that Lieut E.H. Baxter, 2nd Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers, put his jacket into storage in August 1914 - 'and never wore it again' - until eventually found in a loft and ending up in my collection. Comm GrSt
\'Royal Berks\' Royal Berkshire Regiment Second Pattern Brass Shoulder Title This second pattern brass shoulder title worn from 1907 until 1920 and then again from the 1930s onwards. It replaced by "R. Berks" (see item 63907). This example in good condition with two original hexagonal fixings. Comm RoHa (B3)
\'Royal West Kents\' Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title - Unusual as \"Kents\" A unusual private purchase shoulder title with the word \"Kents\" in place of the usual title found which has \"Kent\" (See item below 67273 below). This is in good bright condition but has glue and paper stuck to reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
\'T / RE / Northumbrian\' One Piece Brass Shoulder Title T / RE / NORTHUMBRIAN one piece brass shoulder title. A divisional shoulder title for the Northumbrian Region of Territorial Engineers. In very good condition with three original lugs to the reverse. Westlake No 538 refers. Coll On hold for SS
\'T / RFA / 2 / West Riding\' (of Yorkshire) One Piece Brass Shoulder Title Some service wear but in overall good condition with three of three original loops to the reverse. Scarce. Westlake No 637 refers. Comm ErYa On hold for SS
\'The Piper of Loos\' - Piper Daniel Laidlaw VC War Artists Illustration of him winning his Victoria Cross Just slightly shorter than a piece of A4 paper, in very good condition with minimal wear and no serious issues. Blank reverse. A great original WW1 publication which would have been included with a weekly paper. The VC series with Piper Laidlaw illustrated by the artist Skinner winning his VC at Loos in 1915 when serving with the Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB). Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Laidlaw Coll
\'Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day!\' Captain Sir Tom Moore - You walked your way into the nation's hearts. The world became enthralled by your spirit of hope, positivity and resilience. Rest In Peace.
\" Tips for Territorials\" Booklet by \'The Sergeant Major\" large pocket size, red card covers, 65pp. Gale & Polden. A good clean copy, undated. Comm StWi 274
\"History of the British Army Infantry Collar Badge\" (2002) by Colin Churchill A second hand copy of this classic reference. has been well used but sound and complete. The 'History of the British Army Infantry Collar Badge' is the standard reference book on the subject, containing detailed descriptions and variations of each badge worn, with the date when it was worn and on which uniform; with mention of metals and the reasons why a particular design was chosen, together with explanations of battle honours and mottoes. Dates and details of Submissions, Approvals, Authorisations, Army Orders, Sealings and depositing at the Army Clothing Department etc. have been quoted, as well as relevant correspondence between the War Office, regiments and manufacturers. Collar badge backings and items worn as both a cap and a collar badge are covered in the text which is supported by over 2000 actual-size identifier photographs and line drawings covering some 800 units. These have been numbered so that each item can be recognised and referred to by merely quoting these numbers. The author has tried to standardise the many varied terms used to describe a collar badge, and the aim has been to contain in one book all the information required by a collector/researcher of the British Army Infantry collar badge. Therefore information is included on the evolution and construction of the item, and the uniform it was worn on; additionally the wider field includes sources of information, identification, the preservation and display of the badges. Please note unable to post overseas on account of the weight and size unless otherwise agreed first by email. Comm SiSa
\"Swastika Over Guernsey\" by Victor Coysh (1968) Published by The Guernsey Press Co Ltd., Guernsey., 1964. A small booklet with card covers, 31pp. Some black and white photos. Some marks but in good overall condition. Comm StWi
\"The Dear Dolly\" Series of Postally Used Boer War Generals Original Postcards A series of postally used postcards, all addressed to "Dear Dolly" from Harry, and all sent in 1904 from London to an Eastbourne Address. All a bit grubby and all sepia, postally used and one each for Lt-Col Baden Powell, General Sir Redvers Buller, Sir George White VC and Major General Lord Kitchener. Still, I thought it was important to keep them together. A nice set.
\"The Mad Recce\" by Frank Knappett (1984) - The story of the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry (Armoured Car Reconnaissance Regiment during WW2) A paper back book signed by the author in good second hand condition, 133pp, some black and white photos also. This records one man's story of two major campaigns, the Western Desert and the Second Front with this Yeomanry unit attached to the 51st Highland Division. A good tight clean copy with minor shelf wear and no damage or anotations. Scarce book. After five years fighting, through North Africa and then up the beaches of Normandy on D Day to VE day, the author was lucky to come through unscathed. He concludes "we always maintained we would not have the job of the infantry for all the tea in China, while the tough jocks of the 51st Highland Division swore that they wouldn't have our job for all the johnnie Walker in Scotland. So perhaps it was not for nothing that they nicknamed their own Reconnaissance Regiment, the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry, 'The Mad Recce'." Comm StWi (277(1)) Sold to GT
\"The Mad Recce\" by Frank Knappett (1984) - The story of the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry (Armoured Car Reconnaissance Regiment during WW2) A paper back book signed by the author in reasonable read second hand condition, 133pp, some black and white photos also. This records one man's story of two major campaigns, the Western Desert and the Second Front with this Yeomanry unit attached to the 51st Highland Division. A good tight clean copy with wear and some creasing to covers otherwise no damage or annotations. Scarce book. After five years fighting, through North Africa and then up the beaches of Normandy on D Day to VE day, the author was lucky to come through unscathed. He concludes "we always maintained we would not have the job of the infantry for all the tea in China, while the tough jocks of the 51st Highland Division swore that they wouldn't have our job for all the johnnie Walker in Scotland. So perhaps it was not for nothing that they nicknamed their own Reconnaissance Regiment, the 2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry, 'The Mad Recce'." Comm StWi (277(2))
1 / ASTU (Army Selection Training Unit) Matching Pair of Embroidered White on Green Formation Signs / Shoulder Titles - Attributed Rare unit formation signs as worn on battledress arms by the unit\'s commanding officer, Col R. Wood, RNF, the father of Col D R Wood, whose hand written note accompanies the titles. Removed from uniform. The group consisted of a HQ and two battalions located at Beckett Park, Leeds, and existed from 1943 - 1946. These are the signs of the 1st Battalion. The 2nd Battalion wore 2/ ASTU (and were commanded by Col \'Ganga\' Dean M.C. of the Royal Ulster Rifles). BoBD No 1712 confirms worn by Permanent Staff only. DRW 28
1 / Cadets / 5 / Bugle /Somerset - An intriguing and matched facing pair of Shoulder Titles A matched and facing pair of Gilding metal cadet items with original loops and professionally adapted from standard Somerset Light Infantry shoulder titles. They relate to the 1st Cadet Battalion, who according to Westlake were affiliated with the 5th (TA) Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry. Extremely well made, presumably for wear by the corps officer(s), presumably in the 1930s when cadet corps were pretty much left to fend for themselves by the War Office (See the DCB badges adapted by the South Shields Cadets in the 1930s by way of example). Westlake p75 states the 1st Cadet Battalion was affiliated to the 5th Battalion, but shows no picture and only mentions a shoulder title as being: 1/C/Bugle/Somerset. Whilst not particularly helpful in identifying this particular set of shoulder titles, the following URL provides an insight into the history of the Somerset Army Cadets: https://armycadets.com/county/somerset-acf/::text=1900%20saw%20the%20first%20army,1%20Vol%20Bn%20Som%20LI). According to a customer of mine, these titles are those worn by the cadets of Ilminster Grammar School, from when formed during WWI until part way through WWII. They were a TF Cadet unit, which evolved in to the ACF, lasting until the Grammar School was disbanded in 1974. Their old miniature rifle range is still in use, and the ACF is still in existing, having merged the residue of the Grammar School unit with the town unit. Comm PJ Currently on hold
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 Sold to DH
1 / RD 1st Royal Dragoons Early One Piece Brass Shoulder Title - 1 over RD with two original loops to the reverse with maker marked \'Narborough\' to reverse (presumably \'FN Narborough\' but not completed stamped through). Polished finish but scarce. Circa 31mm tall. Worn pre 1913. Westlake No 73 refers. Coll
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. Affiliated to the City of London Rough Riders. A192.1 Sold to SS
1 / Y / Shropshire Yeomanry One Piece Brass Shoulder Title Westlake No 226 refers (But the T reshaped to be a 1) presumably for the 1st line unit of the regiment. Three original loops, some bending from service wear but otherwise fully functional. Comm ErYa
1 RTR British Army Stainless Steel Folding Jack Knife Joseph Rodgers Sheffield Maker - Attributed Cold War Stainless Steel Folding Jack Knife (1950s - 1980s). Some surface scratches to body and main blade, otherwise in good used condition, not oiled recently so a bit stiff but fully functional with a good 'click back' to the blade. The body of the blade has been stippled with the owners details in three places as '1 RTR' (1st battalion Royal Tank Regiment) and " 860 McKale" on the case and along the spine. The "860" presumably the last three numbers of his army number. This is a genuine British army vintage folding jack knife. All metal, stainless steel body: Blade: Lambfoot Blade Length: sub 3 inches - 2.75" Knife Length Closed: 3.75" Can Opener Key Ring Screwdriver tip. Stamped in three lines on blade: * + / JOSEPH RODGERS / SHEFFIED, ENGLAND" And on the case: "OIL THE JOINTS" Well built and heavy. Will post to a UK address only and proof of age (18+) required. Coll
1 WO ATS War Office Signals Regiment Embroidered Formation Sign Designation Flash Formed in May 1943. An Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) female unit. In good worn condition, colours bright. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 1744 refers. Comm PaLi
1 WO ATS War Office Signals Regiment Embroidered Formation Sign Designation Flash Formed in May 1943. An Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) female unit. In good worn condition, a little grubby. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 1744 refers. Comm PaLi
1/1st Cheshire Yeomanry One Piece Brass Shoulder Title with Backing Plate Westlake No 234 refers (but this one with the T shaped as a '1'). Complete with its original backing plate and cotter pins. WW1 era modification for the front line regiment. TF units were split in August and September 1914 into 1st Line (liable for overseas service) and 2nd Line (home service for those unable or unwilling to serve overseas) units. Later, a 3rd Line was formed to act as a reserve, providing trained replacements for the 1st and 2nd Line regiments. The 1/1st Cheshire Yeomanry was mobilised with the Welsh Border Mounted Brigade on 4 August 1914. It moved to East Anglia where In November 1915, it was dismounted. The regiment was posted with the brigade to Egypt in March 1916. On 20 March, the Welsh Border Mounted Brigade was absorbed into the 4th Dismounted Brigade (along with the South Wales Mounted Brigade). The Brigade was with the Suez Canal Defences. Between January and March 1917 the small Yeomanry regiments were amalgamated and numbered as battalions of infantry regiments recruiting from the same districts. As a result, the 1/1st Cheshire Yeomanry was amalgamated with the 1/1st Shropshire Yeomanry at Cairo on 2 March 1917 to form the 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry (10th KSLI). Comm BoHa (102)
101st Coast Artillery Brigade Printed Formation Sign Authorised for wear in May 1949 by those regiments in the Brigade who lined the Thames Estuary and commanded the coasts from Sussex to Norfolk, the design symbolising the brigade\'s defence of the \'gateway\' to Great Britain. In good unissued condition. BoBD (Mills) No 5386 refers. Comm PaLi
103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers (later 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers) Other Ranks Brass Waist Belt Clasp, 1861 - 1881 A scarce heavy yellow brass other ranks WBC but rather crudely made, poorly fitting and badly cast. Despite this, a rare survivor as officers' versions were private purchase. If nothing else, it could serve as a gap filler until you can find a better one (if ever!). Comm RoHa (B1)
103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers (later 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers) Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button A scarce other ranks button with patented fixing shank to the reverse, maker marked Smith & Wright Birmingham. Worn 1861 - 1881. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 25mm in diameter. Ripley No 192 refers. H6.5
105th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Corps (RVC) Glengarry Badge This is a genuine and scarce example which is much copied. It is die stamped silver plate with two original silvered loops to the reverse. It appears to have a gilt wash finish on the oval motto srcoll. A really lovely example with sharp detail and of superb quality, possibly officer/senior NCO issue. Circa 5.4cms tall. Circa 1868 - 1880. The Motto for this badge is Clanna nan Gaidheal a Gualibh Cheille which translates as Highlanders Shoulder to Shoulder. The motto reads \'Clanna nan Gaidheal ri guaillibh a cheille\' which translates as The Clans of the Gael Stand Shoulder to Shoulder. Not to be confused with the badge for the Queen\'s Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers which is of a similar design but has a different motto (\'Clann na Gaidheal a Gualibh Cheile\' which translates as Highlanders Shoulder to Shoulder). The regiment was also known as the Glasgow Highland Regiment, and was formed in 1868 by a group of Highland migrants to Glasgow. When the RVCs were consolidated in 1880, the 105th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers was renumbered as the 10th (Glasgow Highland) Lanarkshire RVC. Comm DaMc (1)
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.
106 RFC / RAF Bomber Squadron Engraved Silver Sweetheart OCA Lapel Pin Brooch Badge An attractive unmarked silver badge with original pin fitting. Royal Air Force included in the title so post 1918. An attractive item in very good condition. Circa 3cms tall. No. 106 Squadron RAF was a Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force squadron active from 1917 until 1919, throughout World War II and during the Cold War from 1959 until 1963. H60.4
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 ) Officers 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. Coll
106th Bombay Light Infantry (2nd Bn DLI) Officers Large Pattern Brass Button A gilt button, circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and backmarked Jennens & Co, PoW feathers, London. Worn circa 1855 - 1881. It has been cleaned and gilt is mainly back to the brass and it has a small stain to front edge at about 1 o\'clock. Condition reflected in price, sold as seen. Ripley No 196 refers. Comm FB
107th Independent Infantry Brigade Uncut Pair of Silk Embroidered Formation Signs Silk embroidered example of the black square bearing the Red Hand of Ulster on a green shamrock, an uncut pair. Edges a bit uneven but would cut out nicely if that was the intention. Comm LGJR
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 (Queen Marys Own) Gurkha Rifles Captains Officers Rank Slide, Slip-on, Epaulette Black embroidered on jungle green. In very good condition. Has some age to it. Comm StWi (270)
10th (Scottish) Territorial Force Battalion The Kings Liverpool Regiment White Metal Glengarry Badge White metal cap badge of two part construction with 2 original loops to reverse. Superimposed on St.Andrew\'s cross the white horse of Hanover with scroll \'The King\'s\'. Pre 1937 pattern. K&K No 1706 refers. Comm Roha (B3)
10th (Territorial) Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge A badge of two-part construction with original slider and correctly seeded blank scroll. In very good worn condition and scarce. The 10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, was an infantry unit of Britain's Territorial Force from 1908 to 1920. Based in Ravenscourt Park, West London, it saw service at Gallipoli, in Palestine, and on the Western Front during World War I. After the war the battalion was amalgamated into a unit of the new Royal Corps of Signals. K&K Vol 1 No 1744 refers. Comm StWi (353)
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 Sold to DM
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.
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.
10th Hussars Brass Shoulder TItle In good condition. Comm SiSa
10th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officers silver plated Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) A fine and scarce silvered example, worn circa 1876 - 1883, with matching benchmarks to each piece. Plain ends but a highly decorative figure 10 to the centre. Formed at Ulverston in 1859 and became the 1st Volunteer Battalion The King' s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in 1883. B31.4
10th PMO Gurkha Rifles Embroidered Black on Rifle Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Hard to photograph as very dark but in very good condition with some traces of glue, paper traces and white blue tack to the reverse. Comm GrH
10th Princess Mary\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s Peaked Cap - Attributed A 10th Princess Mary\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Officers \'Jack Johnson\' Cap in good worn condition. Only issues are a very small amount of damage to cloth on front of peak and very slight pull to cloth on the crown, but these are small issues and otherwise in very good condition and complete with metal badge for the 10th GR mounted on a beehive black corded boss, black patent leather chin strap and a pair of 10 GR side / chin strap buttons. Inside leather sweat band marked with maker \"Herbert Johnson Ltd, New Bond Street\". The cap is made from high quality doeskin. Size not marked. This pattern worn until 1st July 1994. Inside liner quite clear and the leather sweat band has the initials of the officer in gold leaf block lettering \"R N B Mc G\". An interesting attributable cap worthy of further research. Scarce. The 10th GR\'s were amalgamated with the 2nd King Edward VII\'s Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles), 6th Queen Elizabeth Own Gurkha Rifles and 7th Duke of Edinburgh\'s Own Gurkha Rifles on 1st July 1994 to create the Royal Gurkha Rifle Regiment. Please note I would prefer not to send this item outside the UK without prior agreement. The postage price for overseas will be provided on request, but overseas buyers please do not order and pay for the hat until this has been communicated. Comm GM (EB)
10th Princess Mary\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s Shoulder Pouch Cross Belt Plate, QEII Issue A gorgeous silver plated example die cast with three of three screw posts with original retaining nuts to the reverse and mounted on a silvered back plate (the number \'10\' scratched lightly to the reverse. As worn from 1957 - 1994. Circa 106mm tall and 75mm wide. \"insignia of the 10th Princess Mary\'s Own Gurkha Rifles\" published by the Gurkha Museum fig 10GR A7 refers. I have a 1952 - 1957 plate on its belt with pouch and whistle and chain if of interest. Please email. Comm GM (EB)
10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles (10GR) Officers Silver Kilmarnock Cap Badge A cast silver marked Kilmarnock cap badge with two original Indian style silver square lugs (north - south). It has an ornate silver mark to reverse, but this looks cast rather than stamped. Circa 3.5cm tall and 4cm wide. In very good condition. Scarce. Comm StWi (13)
10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles Annodised Aluminium Beret Badge - Gaunt London The smaller pattern without the scroll as worn on the beret. Original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London. Some small signs of service wear otherwise in good condition. Following India 's independence in 1947, the regiment was one of four Gurkha regiments to be transferred to the British Army. In the 1960s it was active in the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation. It was amalgamated with the other three British Gurkha regiments to form the Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1994. H15
10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge Only worn 1990 - 1994. It was amalgamated with the other three British Gurkha regiments to form the Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1994. Worn in commemoration of the Battle Honour Rock Fort of Amboor. In unissued condition. Scarce. E17.6
10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles Officers Shoulder Post Black Button with Fitting Black button with screw fitting and brass plate for wear on the epaulette strap. No makers mark. In good condition. Following India 's independence in 1947, the regiment was one of four Gurkha regiments to be transferred to the British Army. In the 1960s it was active in the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation. It was amalgamated with the other three British Gurkha regiments to form the Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1994. Coll
10th Princess Marys Own Gurkha Rifles Pipers plaid brooch circa 1953-60 A good scarce die-cast locally made silvered example. Circlet “GURKHA RIFLES”, to the voided centre a strung bugle with kukri, Princess Mary’s Cypher and “10” between the strings. Stout pin to reverse. Silver plate in very good condition, not worn through to the base metal. This pattern worn circa 1953 until 1960, so worn for only a brief period of time. Gurkha regiments have long had an association with Scottish regiments, which began in the 19th century. Officers would often hail from Scotland and Gurkha regiments served alongside Scottish ones at several key battles. This led to a blending of traditions. Gurkha regiments acquired ceremonial trappings such as tartans, highlander shoes and pipe bands. The ceremonial plaid of Gurkha regimental pipers would be held on with ornate brooches such as this one, bearing the insignia and name of their regiment. Comm RoHa (B2)
10th Royal Hussars / Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Matched Pair of Officer\'s OSD Bronze Collar Badges A superb pair, die cast in bronze and of some considerable quality, with two original loops to the reverse of each. 10th Hussars or Wiltshire Yeomanry the \'possibles\', but other units you may well advise me of may also have worn these generic Prince of Wales\'s plumes. Circa 3cms tall. Comm GrSt (77)
10th Royal Hussars Anodised Aluminium ( AA ) Bi Colour Cap Badge - Firmin In good condition with original slider stamped in small letters Firmin London. In 1969 the 10th Hussars were amalgamated to become the Royal Hussars and dropped the 10th from their cap badges.
10th Royal Hussars Anodised Aluminium Bi Colour Cap Badge - Timings In 1969 the 10th Hussars were amalgamated to become the Royal Hussars and dropped the 10th from their cap badges. this is an early anodised pattern made by H.W. Timings Ltd, Birmingham and correctly marked as such on the slider. Some service wear to the bottom lip and highpoints of the coronet (see photo), otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. D18.6 Sold to DB
10th Royal Hussars Officer \'s Beret and Tent - Cap Sterling Silver & Gilt Cap Badge A stunning officer's cast example of two part construction, with S stamped to reverse for sterling silver and two original copper loops. Great design. Sharp detail with no damage. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). B60.1
10th Royal Hussars Other Ranks Boer War Period Numeral Number 10 Collar Badges A small matched pair of brass Roman numeral X collar badges with two original elongated loops to the reverse of each. Circa 1.5cm tall and 1.2cm wide. Some service wear but in good condition. Scarce A173.2
10th Tenth County of London Regiment (Hackney) Brass Cap Badge Brass die struck Cap Badge with original slider. Small spot of verdigris otherwise in very good condition. Worn from 1912 - 1937. Coll
11th (Prince Albert\'s Own) Hussars Fire Gilt Officer\'s Full Dress Cap Badge A die cast fire gilt example with two of two original long loops to the reverse (slightly bent inwards) otherwise in excellent condition. The Regiment used the family crest of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (the family crest of Prince Albert) with the motto \'Treu und fest\' (\'Loyal and steadfast\'). A Germanic symbol which survived throughout WW1, unlike the more blatant use of eagles by other regiments. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 766 refers. Comm ErYa
11th ( Prince Albert\'s Own ) Hussars Other Rank \'s Brass Cap Badge Good condition die struck gilding metal badge with fine detail and no polishing. Strong original slider.
11th (North Devon) Regiment of Foot (Devonshire) Officers Large Pattern Coatee Button, pre 1855 Circa 21mm in diameter, an early pattern button without rim, the Roman numerals XI and smaller as worn on coattee from 1830 - 1855. Gilt dulled otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail. FIxed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons, 153 The Strand, London. This pattern of naming used only between 1835 and 1849. Scarce. H6.8
11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (RSF) Old Comrades Association (OCA) / Sweetheart Brooch Pin Badge An attractive design in gilt brass and enamel with a 3D miniature version of the king's crown glengarry badge of the RSF to the centre, 11th RSF above, and above that the words "Fighting Able", presumably a shortened version of a popular song of the time "Fighting Fit & Able". Original continental style pin fitting to the reverse, no damage to the enamel. Very feint maker's initials embossed to reverse but I cannot make them out. The 11th Battalion RSF played prominent part in both world wars. During WW2 they were part of 147th Infantry Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division which played a major role in the battle for Normandy. Comm StWi (49)
11th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment (Royal Militia Island of Jersey) Gilding Metal Cap Badge In very good condition with original slider and lions facing to the right as per K&K No 2021 refers (Some examples of converted collars exist with the lions facing left - source Terence Wood). In very good condition. Comm ErYa
11th Hussars ( Prince Albert\'s Own ) Officer\'s OSD Bronzed Cap Badge ( Blades) A nicely die cast badge with good colour, little service wear and two original blade fixings. In very good condition. Worn 1898 - 1969. C13.2
11th Hussars (Prince Albert\'s Own) Officer \'s Bullion Collar Badge Worn example as worn by The Officers, The RSM and the Bandmaster in No 1 Dress and by the Bandmaster in the Frock Coat. In very good condition, colours bright and bullion undamaged. Paper backing half present and traces of glue to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Worn pre 1969. The 11th Hussars did not wear a badge in the beret. Thank you to Martin for pointing this out that the 11th Hussars had the distinction of being the only British regiment to NOT wear a badge in their beret, a privilege granted to the Regiment by King George V. Langridge also confirms this in Note 2 to Plate 5. Langridge (1960) "The Dress Regulations of the 11th Hussars (Prince Alberts Own) figure 7. D70.2
11th Hussars Collar Badge An early issue with three original toned loops to the reverse. Some signs of service wear to lugs otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail. Could be officer's issue. Coll
11th Hussars Hunt Button https://www.bailyshuntingdirectory.com/hunt_buttons/regimental-military-hunt-buttons-pt-1/
11th Hussars Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles In very good condition. Comm SiSa
11th Hussars Staybrite Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Firmin London In very good condition. Coll
11th Hussars Staybrite Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Firmin London In very good condition.
11th PAO Hussars NCOs 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.
11th PAO Hussars NCOs 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. C23.1
11th Prince Alberts Own Hussars Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button German imperial crown above Prince Albert\'s cypher. Circa 24mm in diameter, floating shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons, London. A hard button to find. Worn 1902 - 1914 only. Ripley No 39 refers. G140.4
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 motif, 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 ( Prince of Wales Royal) Lancers Bi-Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge - Gaunt Bi-metal cap badge in good condition with original slider. Maker marked JR Gaunt London (no full stop and the small naming style, which appears to have been overstruck about three times). In very good condition. The regiment was amalgamated with the 9th Lancers in 1960. K&K Vol 1, No 768 refers.
12th (East Suffolk) Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81 An original die-stamped brass example, with only minor signs of service wear but the key to the top of the central tower appears to have been professionally re-applied at some point. 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. Original yellow brass patina. K&K Vol 1 No 437 refers. D80.5
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 (Prince of Wales \'s Royal) Lancers Original WW1 silk printed cigarette card, paper backed with details of regiment to reverse. In very good condition, may have minor age spots and light marking. No 23 of a set of 108 different cards distributed by a number of different cigarette manufacturers entitled "Crests & Badges of the British Army". Thought to have been issued by British American Tobacco in 1915. More regiments available, just email me. Coll
12th (Prince of Wales\'s Own) Lancers Bi-Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge Pre 1903 cast pattern for extra strength with correctly mounted King\'s crown and original slider. Single braising / sweat hole behind the PoW feathers. This version with all brass pennons to the lances (usually found with a white metal / silver overlay). In good overall condition. Coll
12th Lancers ( Prince of Wales\'s Royal ) Bi-Metal Collar Badges - three loops An early pair of matching collar badges, each with three of three original loops to the reverse. Die cast for extra strength and with braising / sweat holes to the reverse of the PoW feathers. In very good condition with no damage. Post 1903 issue. Coll
12th Lancers ( Prince of Wales\'s Royal ) Officer\'s OSD Bronze Collar Badge An OSD die cast collar badge with two original loop to the reverse. In very good condition with no damage to lances or pennons. Circa 4.2cms tall. Worn circa 1903 - 1952. King\'s crown. C25
12th Lancers ( Prince of Wales\'s Royal ) Officer\'s OSD Bronze King\'s Crown Cap Badge - 2 Blades An OSD die cast cap badge with two original blades to the reverse, bent into a box shape, otherwise in very good condition with no damage to lances or pennons. Circa 4.4cms tall. Worn circa 1903 - 1952. C25
12th Lancers ( Prince of Wales\'s Royal ) Officer\'s OSD Bronze King\'s Crown Cap Badge - 3 Tabs A light coloured OSD die cast cap badge with three original tabs / blades to the reverse, but these have been trimmed and folded over for ease of display, otherwise in very good condition with no damage to lances or pennons. Circa 4.4cm tall. Worn circa 1903 - 1952. C25 Sold to Mark
12th Lancers Armoured Car crewman / 1st Class Tradesmans Armoured Car Bullion Arm Badge A Rolls Royce Armoured Car in good bullion on a black backing, circa 7.5cm wide and 4.5cm tall. In good condition and removed from uniform. Has some slight edge wear / light moth grazing to left edge. Worn by all ranks of the 12th Lancers up to WOII, and later by 9th/12th Lancers. See Edwards & Langley, pp.75-76. G153.2
12th Lancers Brass Shoulder Title A scarce title with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Slight staining to front otherwise in very good condition. Hard to find, one more usually encounters the Roman numeral versions (see my item 57203). Westlake No 124 refers. Comm FB
12th Lancers Brass Shoulder Title A scarce title with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. not very well struck and some signs of service wear and a bit nibbled on the end of the L. Hard to find, one more usually encounters the Roman numeral versions (see my item 57203). Westlake No 124 refers. Comm ErYa
12th Lancers Officers Silver Plate and Gilt Collar Badge Die cast and of two part construction. sweat / braising holes behind single central fixing lug and each pennant. Circa 3.4cm tall. Minor service wear otherwise in very good condition.
12th London Regiment ( The Rangers ) Blackened Cap Badge A blackened die struck brass cap badge with original slider (tip bent over to retain it in cap). This is the third pattern king's crown cap badge as worn 1937 - 1952, when they became part of the KRRC. Some wear to finish but this is attractive and gives it a good patina. Comm FB
12th Royal Lancers NCOs Silver Plated Arm Badge With Black Backing and Backing Plate Large POW feathers in unmarked silver plated white metal with three original loops to the reverse, the black felt backing as worn by the 12th Royal (Prince of Wales\'s Own) Lancers and brass backing plate with securing cotter pins. Some polishing to high points of plumes and green spots of verdigris on one side of the brass backing plate. A nice example and it came like this. Also worn following amalgamation by the 9th /12th Lancers but they tended to be in chrome. Circa 5.5cm tall without backings. Linaker & Dine p96-98 refer. Comm FB
12th Royal Lancers Officers Silver Plated and Gilt Cap Badge, King\'s Crown A scarce near mint die cast cap badge of two part construction, with two original loops to the reverse and strengthening bars to the reverse of the lance pennants. Marked P to the reverse for silver plated. Simply stunning. C25
12th Royal Lancers Single Anodised aa Collar Badge A rare single collar badge to the 12th Royal Lancers, QEII issue, with an original single lug fitting to the reverse. Slight twist to one lance tip but otherwise in very good condition. Churchill & Westlake No 25 refers. D80.1
12th Signals Group Printed Cloth Formation Sign Flash Designation Patch Removed from uniform, quite faded but a scarce sign nonetheless. Approved for use in 1958. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5617 refers. Comm PaLi
13 - 115th Construction Regiment, Royal Engineers ( Territorial Army )Formation Sign Designation Flash Small woven blue on red formation sign at circa 2.6cm square. In very good condition. See Morris part 2, Page 43, No 34). As worn by 115th Construction Regiment, Royal Engineers ( R.E. ), which was part of 26 Engineer Group formed in 1947 as part of Southern Command ( HQ at Salisbury ), disbanded 1 Apr 1967. This small square with the number 13 was worn on the left arm below the Royal Engineers cloth shoulder title and above the 115th Engineer regiment formation sign (Morris, Part 2, p43 No 37) (see accompanying photo of this configuration being worn on a 1949 officer's battledress tunic). On the right arm the only they wore the embroidered 26th Engineers group formation sign (a white horse on a blue rectangle, (Morris Part 2, p39, no 11)) below the Royal Engineers Shoulder Title. Comm GrH
13/18th Hussars Brass Shoulder Title 13th / 18th Hussars brass shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse. Comm BoHa (72)
13/18th Royal Hussars Officers Silvered Shoulder Title A short-lived title introduced for officers in 1935 with the addition of the \'R\', but changed shortly thereafter to a pattern incorporating Roman Numerals. Silver plated to front and on the lugs. Some damage to the letter H otherwise in good condition and scarce.
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. Coll.
13th (Somerset) Light Infantry Foot Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button, Pre 1881 Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons 153 The Strand and 13 Conduit Street London. Gilt Bright, sharp detail and in very good condition. This pattern of naming only used from 1856- 1860. Scarce. Ripley no 100 refers. H6.9
13th / 18th Hussars (Queen Marys Own) NCO Arm Badge Mounted on No 1 Dress Gold Lace Sergeants Chevron Stripes - Gaunt London A fine post 1922 well die cast white metal example with two original copper loops and cotter pin and maker marked JR Gaunt London, mounted on full dress gold lace chevrons with single press stud to the reverse. In very good condition. This is the post 1922 pattern badge with no gap in the tail of the Q. Pre1922 18th Hussars examples have no gap between the tail of the Q and the second leg of the H - see my item 65123). This pattern believed to be pre 1950. Linaker & Dine fig 33.2(A) refers. H58.6
13th / 18th Hussars Gold Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Scarce early JR Gaunt London pattern in very good condition.
13th / 18th Royal Hussars ( Queen Mary's Own) NCOs Silver Bullion Cloth Mess Dress Arm Badge As worn from 1960 until 1992 (when the regiment was amalgamated as the Light Dragoons), a silver bullion QMO monogram on circular black felt backing. Circa 4.4cm in diameter including backing cloth (monogram only is 32mm by 33mm). A little bit tarnished and dusty looking otherwise in very good condition. Some blue material stuck to reverse. Linaker & Dine Colour Plate D and p112 refer. F76.1
13th / 18th Royal Hussars ( Queen Mary\'s Own) NCO\'s Chromed White Metal Arm Badge A 1970s issue, flat die cast in chrome with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 39mm tall and 42mm wide with loops EW (19mm gap). With dark blue felt backing. It came with this but cannot determine whether this is correct or not. It certainly displays better with it. Linaker & Dine Plate No 33.3(E) refers. C23.1
13th / 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary\'s Own) Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt London In very good condition a die struck cap badge with sharp detail and original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London (no full stop). K&K Vol 2 No 1905 refers. D50.7
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 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. Comm TeMo
13th Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk) Rifle Volunteers Large Pattern Officers Black Button Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker / military outfitter marked R E Hayward, 50 Long Acre, London (at this address from 1853 - 1895). Coat of Arms on Shield below a QVC crown. Worn from 1860 - 1880. Scarce. Comm DaSm
13th County of London Regiment (Kensington Battalion) Officer\'s Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin London. Detail sharp and in superb condition. Comm DaSm
13th Hussars QVC Bi-Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge A Victorian, bi-metal, cap badge for The 13th Hussars with two original dark toned lug fastenings (east and west). In very good condition. KK Vol 1 No 769 refers. Coll Sold to P
13th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps (Queens Westminster Volunteers) Other Ranks White Metal Glengarry Badge A darkened white metal die struck cap / glengarry badge with correct red felt cloth backing. Two original dark toned loops to the reverse. QVC crown and therefore pre 1902. Circa 6cms tall. In very good condition. See MHS Bulletin pp35-36 Vol VI No 21 (August 1955)
13th Queens Westminsters (Volunteer Rifle Corps (VRC)) Black Horn Large Pattern Button, QVC Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, no maker's mark. In reasonable condition, some damage rim to far right edge (see photos). Worn prior to 1902 as it bears a Queen Victoria crown. Later the 6th VB KRRC and then the 16th (County of London) Battalion, the London Regiment. Ripley No 441 refers (for the later 1908 pattern). MHS Bulletin Vol VI No 22 (Nov 1955) Item 53 (page 35) for this example. D10.
13th Regiment of Foot (1st Somersetshire) Shako Plate (circa 1869 - 78) An original Victorian QVC shako plate for the 13th Regiment of Foot (1st Somersetshire). This is the last pattern variety of the badge dating circa 1869 - 1878. In good condition complete with original dark toned lugs. Comm SiSa (14)
13th Regiment of Foot (Somerset Light Infantry) Glengarry Badge, pre 1881 Some loss of detail of bricks in the coronet from service wear with two brass loops (n-s) otherwise a good yellow brass example. Comm RoHa (B3)
13th Signals Group (TAVR) Printed Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform, both otherwise in good worn condition. A red horse show on a horizontally divided square with a white top and a blue botton half. with the Roman numerals XIII to the centre of the horseshoe. Approved for wear on Battledress in 1967. Morris Part 2 No 16 on pages 70-71 refer / BoBD No 5618. Comm BP
13th/18th Hussars Staybrite Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Beewyse London A very rare badge made by Beewyse London, a maker most often associated with Middle East badges. I have seen a Wessex Brigade Staybrite of their manufacture, but only one example and never of any other British Army Badge until encountering this one. Slight wear to finish on the front but otherwise in very good condition. I have photographed it alongside the Firmin example separately listed. It looks to be a better design than the Firmin example albeit with a shorter slider. serious offers by email considered. Coll
13th/18th Hussars Staybrite Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Firmin In very good condition. Maker marked Firmin London. Coll
14 - Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry King \'s Crown Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt Great unpolished condition die struck badge with original slider which is maker marked JR Gaunt London ( no full stop). This unit was 14th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1819. K&K Vol 1 No 1431 refers.
146th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps RAC (Formerly 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington\'s Regiment) Theatre Made Slip-On Shoulder Title A rare Royal Armoured Corps slip on, locally made and worn in India and the East. Captain Sir Tom Moore\'s unit. In superb original condition. BoBD (No 1448) and p736 refer. Comm PaLi
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14th - 20th Kings Hussars / Kings Royal Hussars Anodised Aluminium AA Crossed Kukris All Ranks Arm Badge A small staybrite badge in the form of crossed kukris. Worn by all ranks. In the case of NCOs above the NCO\'s arm badge to commemorate the regiment\'s tanks serving with the 43rd Lorried Gurkhas fighting through Italy campaign in 1944-45. The badge was first adopted in 1947. Original central fixing loop to the reverse. In very good condition. Continued to be worn by the amalgamated Kings Royal Hussars post 1992. See also my item 59931 for the mess dress bullion cloth version. Linaker & Dine Note 52 p118 refers. C23.1 Sold to Mr EB
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 very good example. K&K, Vol 1, No 772 refers. B56.2
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. Known 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 (County of London) Battalion The London Regiment (London Scottish) Other Ranks White Metal Sporran Badge A small die struck white metal badge with two lugs (north - south) and evidence of earlier lugs (now removed, at east- west). The modification is of manufacturer quality. Possibly an amended order to fit with the sporran. Circa 3.1cms tall. Not included in Churchill as the thistle motif was worn as their collar badge. Comm StWi (172)
14th (King\'s) Hussars Matched Pair of Facing White Metal Collar Badges A rare facing pair of other rank\'s die struck white collar badges, with two original dark toned copper loops to the reverse of each. Good detail and all fiddly bits present and correct. Pre 1915 pattern. Coll
14th (Kings) Hussars Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge (2nd Type) Introduced in 1915, this large pattern badge was unpopular and known rather disparagingly in the Regiment as the 'Cartwheel' badge. Found in various sizes, both voided and unvoided. This one is unvoided and in good condition with its original slider. Circa 4.3cms tall. The Regiment were amalgamated in 1922 with the 20th Hussars. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 772 refers. Coll
14th / 20th Hussars / Kings Royal Hussars Gurkha Crossed Kukris Bullion Mess Dress Arm Badge A small circular woven bullion badge in the form of crossed kukris in gold bullion thread. Worn by all ranks to commemorate the regiment\'s tanks serving with the 43rd Lorried Gurkhas fighting through Italy campaign in 1944-45. The badge was adopted in 1947. In very good condition. It was worn post amalgamation in 1992. See also the anodised aluminium version listed as item Linaker & Dine note 52 on p118 refers. D47.11
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 Gold Bullion Thread Officer\'s Beret Cap Badge in mint/ unissued condition. Circa 6.2cm tall including black felt backing. D19.15 KL400395176GB
14th / 20th Kings 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 Army (Chindit) Printed Formation Sign A pleasing original ordnance issued example, a few fly-away threads but in unissued condition. Comm PaLi
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. B21
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 Indian Division Theatre Made Xmas Greetings Paper Slip 1943 - signed by Officer Commanding On 14 June 1943, the 14th Indian Division was converted to a Training Division. It was stationed at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh, where the terrain and vegetation matched the conditions likely to be encountered in Burma, but the comparatively mild climate allowed training throughout the year. The division was commanded by Major General Alfred Curtis. Although its purpose was to supply jungle-trained reinforcements to Fourteenth Army which controlled operations on India\'s eastern frontier and in Burma, it reported directly to GHQ India under General Claude Auchinleck. Recruits who had already received basic training in regimental depots were posted to units in 14th Division, to undertake jungle training and live-firing exercises. On completion of this advanced training, they were then assigned to divisional replacement camps, ready to report to their units when required. This is a theatre produced paper Christmas Card, wishing \"A Merry Christmas and a Jappy (sic) New Year to All Ranks\". Dated21 December 1943 and signed by Maj Gen Alfred Curtis, Comd. 14 Ind Div and with some pencil initials presumably from some of the \"All Ranks\". On the other side, once folded, it shows it was addressed to W.H.B. Mirrless (MGRA) and J.W. English (RRACC). Folded, as intended, a few small stains otherwise in very good condition. Maj.-Gen. William Henry Buchanan Mirrlees was born in 1892. He was the son of William Julius Mirrlees and Emily Lina Moncrieff. He married Iris Irma Leveson-Gower, daughter of Sir George Granville Leveson-Gower and Hon. Adelaide Violet Cicely Monson, on 5 January 1922. He and Iris Irma Leveson-Gower were divorced in 1928. He married Frances Warrington Peyrigné Lalanne, daughter of Frank Dale Lalanne, on 17 August 1931. He died on 22 October 1964. He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) He gained the rank of Major-General in the service of the Royal Artillery. He was decorated with the award of the Military Cross (M.C.)(https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mirrlees-1) See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Indian_Infantry_Division Coll
14th Kings Canadian Hussars Matched Pair of Gilding Metal Collar Badges A matched pair of die struck collar badges with two original loops to each. In unissued condition. Pre WW1. F14.18
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`.
14th The Kings Hussars Officers Bit Boss Horse Furniture Ornament Badge An officer’s solid brass bit boss with Guelphic crown unit title and Eagle to centre. With five original tabs to the reverse. Slight polishing to eagle's breast otherwise in very good condition. Circa 8cm tall and 4.5m wide. Rare. Bit bosses were worn by both light and heavy cavalry regiments from about 1860 to 1902, when a new pattern of bridle was introduced on which bit bosses were no longer worn. Officers retained the pre 1902 pattern bridle and continued to wear bit bosses for review order but with the new pattern King's crown from 1901 onwards. It should be noted that a universal pattern of bit boss was worn by other ranks. Distinctive regimental bosses were used only by officers, the RSM, the Bandmaster and the Mounted Drummer. There were some exceptions, such as the 19th and 20th Hussars, whose Officers appear to have worn the universal pattern. Officers' bit bosses as a field of collecting is therefore much under-rated as they are relatively hard to come by. I will supply a copy of the excellent article by J T Thomson from Soldiers of the Queen, Issue 41, dated 1985-86, which provides excellent illustrations of the boss badges worn. C19.15
14th West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales\'s Own) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Bi-Metal Glengarry Badge, pre 1881 A large impressive and original die struck bi metal cap badge with two original brass loops (north-south) to the reverse. Strengthening bars to reverse of base for horse and above the bottom scroll to support the joint of the tiger, as originally manufactured. Dark toned. Worn circa 1874 - 1881. A cracker. Technically until 1881, they were associated with the county of Buckinghamshire. K&K Vol 1 No 440 refers. Comm BoHa (211)
14th-20th King\'s Hussars / Kings Royal Hussars NCOs Lance Ranks Arm Badge A 1957 Lance Corporals' pattern two part construction badge with raised rim, the oval in gilding metal and the eagle blackened, with two original loops (east - west) to the reverse and two original screw posts to the reverse of the eagle but now with replacement retaining nuts (should have been hexagonal). These do not fit well but at least hold the eagle in place. Otherwise in very good condition. Post 1992 amalgamation worn with a red cloth backing. Circa 43mm tall and 34mm wide The final photo shows this item with the Corporals and above all silver chromed version and also the aa crossed kukris arm badge (see item 62915), both listed elsewhere on the site for sale and do not form part of this lot. Linaker & Dine Plate 36.4 refers.
14th-20th Kings Hussars / The Kings Royal Hussars Silver Chromed NCOs Arm Badge, Corporals and above A post 1957 two part construction badge with raised rim, all in silver chrome metal and with two original loops (east -west) to the reverse and two screw posts to the reverse of the eagle with its correctly fitting hexagonal retaining nuts (slight rust to one). Circa 41mm tall and 31 mm wide (slightly smaller than the example in Linaker & Dine). This pattern worn by Corporals, Sergeants and Warrant Officers. Lance Corporals wore a different pattern in different metals. The final photo shows this item with the Lance Corporals 'version and also the aa crossed kukris arm badge, both listed elsewhere on the site for sale and do not form part of this lot. Linaker & Dine Plate 36.4 refers.
14th/20th King\'s Hussars Officer\'s Gilt Brass Collar Badge Die cast gilt finish (dulled) with two original loops to the reverse. Worn in facing pairs, this is the right facing collar badge. In very good condition with sharp detail.
14th/20th Kings Hussars Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge Die struck with original slider. This is the post 1932 pattern badge. Heavily polished, as often found with the badges to this Regiment, otherwise in good condition. Coll
15 / London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles) Matched Pair of One Piece Blackened Brass Shoulder Titles Darkened brass one piece shoulder titles with two original hexagonal loops to the reverse of each. In good condition but most of blackened finish worn off. Nice patina. The T's that would have sat above the 15 have been very neatly removed as was common practice in WW1. Westlake No 1532 refers (but without the T). G146.25
15/19th Hussars Major\'s Khaki Drill Slip Ons, RAC QEII Crowns Certainly seen some wear, but a good honest pair. Crowns and slip no itself in good condition the wear is on the added and theatre embroidered roman numerals strip XV.XIXH. Sold as seen.
15/19th Hussars Matching Pair of Officer \'s smaller pattern Brass Shoulder Titles A matched pair of shoulder titles with two original loops to the reverse. Smaller officer 's pattern as noted in Westlake. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1cm tall (excluding the forward slash). In very good condition. (See my item 57768 for the larger pattern other ranks version). Westlake No 157 refers. Coll
15/19th King\'s Own Hussars Lt-Col Full Dress Epaulettes An impressive matched pair of full dress No 1 dress senior officer insignia, embroidered white on yellow felt rank insignia for the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel mounted on gorgeous red felt full length slip-ons. White on khaki embroidered officer's pattern shoulder titles for the 15th/19th King's Own Hussars. Queen's Crown. Minor service wear but in very good condition. In 1970s a Royal Armoured Corps Pattern was worn. A rare set to the CO. Owner states came from the estate of late Colonel P.V. Hervey ex 15/19th King's Royal Hussars. Comm GM
15/19th King\'s Own Hussars Lt-Col Khaki Drill KD Epaulettes / Slip ons A matched pair of No 2 dress senior officer insignia, embroidered white on yellow felt rank insignia for the rank of Lieutenant- Colonel embroidered with officer pattern shoulder title design XVX1XH in white thread. In very good condition with only minor service wear. In 1970s a Royal Armoured Corps Pattern was worn. See also item 65603 above for his full dress / No 1 set of epaulettes. Owner states came from the estate of late Colonel P.V. Hervey ex 15/19th King's Royal Hussars. Comm GM
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 very good condition, with some slight staining to reverse of slider. 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. B60.5
15th (Scottish Volunteer) Battalion (Territorials) The Parachute Regiment Officers Silver Plated Cap Badge on Correct Tartan Cloth Backing A Queen's crown officers silver plated die cast cap badge with two loops and two layers of " Hunting Stewart " tartan to the reverse, secured with cotter pin. Minor plating loss and some twisting to one lug from service wear. G31.7
15th / 19th Hussars ( King \'s Own ) Officers Enamelled Cap Badge - King \'s Crown Pattern Gilt and enamel officer's cap badge with silver plated overlay of Crown and lion, with two original loops to the reverse (slightly twisting from service wear) otherwise a lovely badge and gilt bright. Circa 4.2cm tall. No damage to blue enamel. B78
15th / 19th Hussars ( King\' s Own ) Officer \'s Enamel and Gilt King \'s Crown Cap Badge - Gaunt Gilt and enamel officer's cap badge with frosted silver plated overlay of Crown and lion, with two original loops to the reverse. A lovely badge and gilt bright. Circa 4.2cm tall. No damage to blue enamel. Worn 1922 - 1952. C17.4
15th / 19th Hussars ( King\' s Own ) Officer \'s Gilt Brass Roman Numeral Shoulder Title Small officer's pattern with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm wide and 1cm tall. In good condition but some marks from service wear. See item 58606 for a variety of this shoulder title which is even smaller. Westlake No 161 refers. Coll
15th / 19th Hussars ( Kings Own ) Anodised Badge, Collar and Shoulder Title Set - Queen\'s Crown Pattern An attractive and matched set of Anodised Cap Badge, slider stamped Dowler, Birmingham, a matched and facing pair of Collar Badges with pins and backing plates, a matched pair of shoulder titles with cotter pins. Some slight service wear to shoulder titles otherwise all in very good condition. As worn from the introduction of anodised badges in the early 1960s until the unit was amalgamated into the Light Dragoons in 1994. Coll
15th / 19th Hussars ( Kings Own ) Officers Enamelled Cap Badge - Queen\'s Crown Pattern Gilt and enamel officer's cap badge with white metal overlay of crown and lion, with two original long loops to the reverse. Dulled from service wear, enamel undamaged, slight touch of greening to base of crown, otherwise in good condition. Coll
15th / 19th Hussars ( Kings Own ) Other Ranks Cap Badge - Queen \'s Crown Pattern A solid struck bi-metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse and correct red backing felt. Some polishing to the detail of the lion and crown. Coll
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 Other Ranks Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles Large pattern, matched pair, with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each. Very good condition. Circa 52mm wide and 14mm tall (excluding the 'dash'). Westlake No 156 refers. Coll
15th / 19th King \'s Hussars Matched Pair Anodised Aluminium Shoulder Titles A matched pair of collar badges in anodised Aluminium with two pins and fixing clasps to the reverse. Some pending to pins and evidence of minor service wear. Westlake No 156 refers ( but in aa ). Coll.
15th / 19th The King\'s Royal Hussars Officers Peaked Cap - Attributed A field officer\'s peaked forage cap of the 15th/19th Hussars with plain gold thread embroidery, or passing, on the peak. Lieutenant-Colonels and Majors are \'field officers\'. Hat made by Herbert Johnson of London, no size indicated but attributed with the initials \"M.B.P\" in gold lettering to the inside leather sweat band. In good condition when viewed from front with an officer\'s pattern gilt, silver plate and enamel cap badge to front, it has been sewn into the lining so I am unable to inspect it from the reverse, slight polishing to silver plated lion and crown on the badge. Correct silver plate crowns mounted on gilt cap buttons to side with black pattern leather chin strap. All items are QEII issue. Sadly some wear to back edge of cap and rim at the back and on one edge. Please see photos. However, it will look absolutely fine from front and sides if displayed. From the 1989 Army List \"MBP\" appears to be Major M B Portman (300891), Squadron Commander, 15/19th The King\'s Royal Hussars. Please note I would prefer not to send this item outside the UK without prior agreement. The postage price for overseas will be provided on request, but overseas buyers please do not order and pay for the hat until this has been communicated. Please see also item 67324 for more photos.
15th / 19th The King\'s Royal Hussars Officers Peaked Cap - Attributed - more photos Please see also item 67322 for full description and also more photos. Comm GM
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 East Yorkshire Regiment of Foot Officer\'s Gilt Medium Pattern Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co, London. Gilt still bright, in good condition. D10
15th Hussars Officers Left Facing Collar Badge Gilt brass and silver plated with three original loops to the reverse. Two part construction with large plate extending behind crown with braising / sweat hole. Officer's pattern of construction. Detailed polished. Also worn by 15th /19th Hussars post 1922 but this looks like an early pattern. Comm SiSa
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. Coll
15th King\'s Own Hussars Officers Facing and Matched Pair of Officers Silver Plate and Gilt Collar Badges A large pattern matched and facing pair of fire gilt and silver plated collar badges, three original loops to the reverse of each, two part construction and one maker marked J & Co (Jennens). Circa 4.1cms tall. Silver dark toned with battle honour scroll \"Merebimur\" and gilt bright, some slight dulling to some parts of either crown, but still a cracking pair. Coll
15th London Rifle Volunteer Corps RVC (London Scottish) Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badges A die struck white metal pair of non-facing collar badges with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse of each. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 28mm wide. Good match to front, one slightly brighter than the other from the rear view. Scarce. The MHS Bulletin referred to below states that the unit wore a white metal thistle as a collar badge and that this was similar to but smaller than that worn on the glengarry and the sporran, being 1 inch wide. Whilst a few mm wider than that statement, they do same to fit the bill. Military Historical Society Bulletin Vol VI No 22 (November 1955) p33 refers. Coll
16 spoke Army Cyclist Corps Cap Badge Brass cap badge with original slider, in great condition.
16/5L 16th/5th Lancers Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles In good condition. Post 1922. Comm SiSa
161st Infantry Brigade Printed Formation Sign Comm PaLi
16th ( The Queen's ) Lancers Other Ranks Bi-metal Cap Badge - Firmin A great two part construction badge with six sweat / braising holes to the reverse and original slider. More of a coppery brass colour and white metal rather than yellow brass (good to know if you are trying to match up with some collar badges). 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. C19.11
16th (County of London) Battalion (London Regiment) (Queens Westminster Rifles) Collar Badges A pair of white metal collar badges with red felt backings (one backing looks original, the other a replacement). Not an exact match but good from the front. With two original loops to the reverse of each. Worn 1908 - 1921. In very good condition. Churchill No 1966 refers. Comm StWi (151).
16th (Queens) Lancers Victorian Other Ranks Czapska Gilding Metal Helmet Plate A fine scarce 2nd pattern die stamped gilding metal other ranks cap plate. Battle honours on the left side of the plate \"Talavera\", \"Fuentes D\'Onor\", \"Nive\", \"Salamanca\", \"Afghanistan\" and \"Waterloo\"; to the centre \"Maharajpore\"; and to the other side of the plate \"Sobraon\", \"Peninsula\", \"Vittoria\", \"Bhurtpore\", \"Ghuznee\" and \"Aliwal\". Two of two original screw posts to the reverse. Seven small deliberately plated holes along the edge of the scalloped edges at strategic points for sewn attachment to the helmet. Circa 9 inches by 5 inches. In very good condition. K&K Vol 1 p206. Will post to a UK address only on account of shape and size. Comm SiSa
16th Battalion County of London Regiment (Queen\'s Westminsters) Other Rank\'s Blackened Brass Cap Badge Die struck with original slider. A very attractive looking large badge in very good condition. King\'s crown. This pattern worn from 1908 - 1922. A new badge was adopted on their merger with the 15th Battalion. Comm DaMc (213)
16th Battalion, The London Regiment (Queen\'s Westminster & Civil Service Rifles) Officers Corded Boss Badge Silver plated metal device to centre of a red cord boss, looks to have been removed from boss and a lot of sun fade to the red cord boss material otherwise in good condition and with original retaining nut and washer to reverse of screw post. Circa 3.3cms in diameter and 3mcs tall including the screw post. A rare item. Coll
16th Bedfordshire Regiment of Foot Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked C. Pitt & Co, 50 St Martin's Lane, London. Some dulling to gilt but otherwise in good condition. D10
16th Independent Parachute Brigade Group HQ DZ Flash Patch Airborne An early vesion as worn in 1950s/ 1960s. In good unissued condition. Circa 9cms long and 7.5cms wide. Comm PaLi
16th Lancers Bi Metal Cap badge A die cast example with original slider and two small sweat / braising holes behind the scroll. One lance tip sightly flattened otherwise in good overall condition. Comm FB
16th Lancers Bi-metal Collar Badges, 1902 - 1904 only. A rare pair of collar badges, not matching but display reasonably well together from the front. Two original loops to the reverse of each and braising / sweat holes to reverse of both. Rare as only worn without the \"The\" from 1902 - 1904. King\'s crown. Coll
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 London Regiment - Queens Westminster & Civil Service Rifles ( KRRC ) Other Ranks Cap Badge Die struck blackened brass cap badge with original slider. Circa 1922 onwards, King's crown. In very good condition. K&K Vol 2, No 1846 refers. Comm SiSa
16th Queens Lancers Other Ranks Bi Metal Collar Badge, 1903 - 1905 only A die struck bi-metal collar badge with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse, "QUEENS LANCERS" to scroll. Only worn for two years with a Kings Crown before the scroll was changed to read "THE QUEENS LANCERS". Circa 3.2cm tall. Scarce. Comm StWi (133)
16th Regiment of Foot (Bedfordshire) Other Ranks First Pattern Pre 1881 Glengarry Cap Badge A die struck yellow brass pre territorial first pattern glengarry badge with two original east - west BRASS loops to the reverse. A thickly struck badge with no damage and good detail. Roman numerals for 16 to centre of a multi-rayed crowned star bearing a maltese cross and a wreath of laurel with s a strap \"Bedfordshire\". Worn from 1874 until replaced by the smaller example more usually encountered (No 445). Simply gorgeous example. K&K Vol No 1 No 444 refers. G161.4 Sold to Mr EB
16th Regiment of Foot (Bedfordshire) Other Ranks Second Pattern Pre 1881 Glengarry Cap Badge A die struck yellow brass pre territorial second pattern glengarry badge with two original east - west brass loops to the reverse. A thickly struck badge with no damage and good detail. The numeral 16 in the centre of a crowned wreath superimposed on a Maltese cross. Worn until 1881 having replaced by the larger and more extensively detailed example (No 444). In good condition. K&K Vol No 1 No 445 refers. Comm BoHa (275)
16th The Queen\'s Lancers Bi-Metal Cap Badge A strongly constructed badge with original slider and braising holes to reverse of scroll. No damage and in very good condition. Coll
16th The Queens Own Lancers Bi-metal Collar Badge, Kings Crown per 1952 A good collar badge with two original D style loops to the reverse with sweat / braising / expansion holes to rear. Sharp detail and with no damage to lance pennons.
16th The Queens Own Lancers Pair of Bi-metal Collar Badges, Kings Crown per 1952. A good pair of collar badges almost an exact match but with some slight differences and hard to discern from the front. Two original loops to the reverse of each with sweat / braising / expansion holes to rear. Sharp detail and with no damage to lance pennons. F14.6
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.
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/5th Queens Royal Lancers Officers Silver Plated Die Cast Collar Badge A silver plated die cast collar badge with two original loops to reverse (plating worn off mainly on loops) QEII issue. The basis of the collar badge is the crown and crossed lances of the cap badges of the two parent regiments, but the central motif recalls the earlier histories of both. For the 16th, the ornate letter “C” within the Garter is a reference to the honour title of “Queen’s”, first granted in 1766 and so referring to Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of George III. The circlet for the 5th recalls its Irish origins and heritage, both with the Irish Harp and with the motto from the Order of St. Patrick. Coll
17 / 21 L - 17th / 21st Lancers Other Ranks 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 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 Other Ranks Die Cast Gilded Pair of Motto Collar Dogs A matched pair with two original loops to the reverse of each. In very good condition. Comm VSR (1721L 03)
17 / 21st Lancers Brass Other Ranks 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, some minor staining otherwise in good condition. Westlake No 173 refers. Comm BoHa (73)
17 / 21st Lancers Officers Side Cap Silver Plated Motto Post 1922 smaller pattern as worn on the officer's side cap, with two original silvered loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 3.2cms tall and 4cms wide. Comm VSR (1721L 01)
17 Lancers (Duke of Cambridge\'s Own) Brass Shoulder Title This pattern the thicker variety as per W169. In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Pre 1922. Westlake No 169 Comm VSR (17L 08)
17 Lancers (Duke of Cambridge\'s Own) Brass Shoulder Title This pattern the thinner variety as per W170. In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Pre 1922. Westlake No 170 refers. Comm VSR (17L 09)
17/21st Lancers A large white metal motto arm badge with crossed lancers and 4 original loops to reverse. unissued condition. Comm VSR (172106)
17/21st lancers Hallmarked Silver Officers Mess Dress Collar Badges A pair of hallmarked silver mess dress collars, both converted to functional pin fittings to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. However, despite their close similarity from the front (not quite matching) the hallmarks are 20 years apart, one with Birmingham assay mark with Letter C (1927) and the other Letter X (1947). Circa 2.1cms tall. Quality items rarely encountered. G171.4
17/21st Lancers Officers Gilt Mounted Cap Button Circa 16mm in diameter, mounted motto, fixed shank and maker marked Gaunt London. Looks like it has an eyeball in one socket! Apart from that in good condition. Comm GrSt
17/21st Lancers Other Ranks Rare Unvoided Pattern White Metal Motto No voids between the bottom jaw and the scroll tassels. Worn in the 1920s/1930s only. A rare find with original slider and two small holes in slider for sewing attachment to hat / beret lining. Rare. Comm FB
1796 British Army Georgian Officers Universal Pattern Copper Gilt Gorget Nicely engraved with Georgian monogram and crown, as worn 1796 - 1832 when their use was finally abolished. Nicely rolled edges turned over wires to give this distinctive shape. Leather lining and silk ribbon for suspension missing and gilt finish now back to base metal. Some staining and light scratching. Blackened inside. No damage, dents or repairs. A good honest example. Comm AdSm
17th (Duke of Cambridge\'s Own) Lancers Edwardian Other Ranks Gilding Metal Czapska Helmet Plate A fine scarce 4th pattern die stamped gilding metal other ranks cap plate. Battle honours inscribed to left side of the plate: \"Alma\", \"Inkerman\" and \"Central India\", to the centre bottom \"South Africa 1900-02\" and to the right side \"Balaclava\", \"Sevastopol\" and \"South Africa 1879\". Two of two original screw posts to the reverse. King\'s Crown. Traces of dried polish to front otherwise in very good condition. Will post to a UK address only on account of shape and size K&K Vol 1 No 724 refers. Comm SiSa
17th (Duke of Cambridges Own) Lancers Original WW1 silk printed cigarette card, paper backed with details of regiment to reverse. In very good condition, may have minor age spots and light marking. No 28 of a set of 108 different cards distributed by a number of different cigarette manufacturers entitled "Crests & Badges of the British Army". Thought to have been issued by British American Tobacco in 1915. More regiments available, just email me. Coll
17th / 21st Lancers NCO White Metal Arm Motto Die struck white metal motto NCO arm motto with two original loops to reverse. Lugs look to have been plated at some point so most probably silver plate version. Circa 48mm high and 41mm wide. Linaker & Dine, Type B, p143 refers.
17th / 21st Lancers White Metal Cap Motto In very good condition with original slider. The most distinctive insignia of any British cavalry regiment, the Motto as it is always referred to by those in the know, was awarded for the defeat of the French at Quebec in 1759. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 782 refers. Comm JT
17th / 21st Lancers Woven Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title White embroidered on black. Some traces of blue tack otherwise In very good condition. Comm GrH
17th & 17th/21st Lancers Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank and very clearly marked reverse with maker's details Pitt & Co .31 Maddox Street, London W. Gilt bright, and of superior quality. Ripley No 53 refers. Comm FB
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 Foot (Leicestershire Regiment) Officers Gilt Mounted Blue Frock Coat / Mufti Button, circa 1840s - 1850s A scarce gilt button, two piece construction, fixed shank, back marked Jennens & Co, London. A small demi-ball button at circa 14.5mm in diameter. Gilt bright (minor wear to highpoints), but in very good condition. The cypher on most of these buttons were extremely hard to read so my grateful thanks for Kevin identifying it for me as belonging to an officer of the 17th Foot, later the Leicestershire Regiment. In the mid 19th Century officers of many regiments wore high quality style buttons on blue frock coats; sometimes referred to as Mufti buttons.
17th Gurkha Division Officers Silver Bullion Wire Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign A good embroidered silver bullion wire crossed kurkris on dark green backing. In very good condition. F62.7
17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge\'s Own) Large Pattern Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge An early large size other ranks die struck white metal collar badge with two original loops (e-w) to the reverse (some bending to these). A skull upon a pair of crossed bones bearing the motto scroll \"Or Glory\". Circa 3.1cm tall and 4.1cms wide. In good condition. Comm DaMc (236)
17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge\'s Own) Pair of Large Pattern Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badges A pair of large size other ranks die struck white metal collar badges with two original loops (e-w) to the reverse of each. A skull upon a pair of crossed bones bearing the motto scroll "Or Glory". Each circa 3.1cm tall and 4cm wide. Not an exact match. In very good condition. D41.16
17th Lancers Edwardian Coloured Art Postcard - Tucks Oilette No 8871 fro the Regimental Badges and their Wearers Series. From a painting by Harry Payne. Postally unused, in excellent condition with minimal corner wear and no creases, colours bright. A lovely card. Coll
17th Lancers Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles A matched pair of brass shoulder titles with two original hexagonal loops to the reverse of each. Westlake No 171 refers. Comm VSR (17L 04)
17th Lancers Officers Silver Plated Cap Motto A full size silver plated cap badge with long silvered loops to the reverse. Circa 4.2cms tall and 4.8cms wide. Lugs slightly angled inwards otherwise in very good condition. Comm VSR (17L 01)
17th Lancers Officers Silver Plated Collars A matched pair of some quality with two original silvered loops to the reverse or each. A lovely set. Comm VSR (17L 03)
17th Lancers Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 23mm in diameter, shank, maker marked JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Eng. Some staining to reverse otherwise in very good condition. Possibly also worn later 17/21L. Ripley No 51 refers. Comm VSR (17L 12)
17th Lancers Other Ranks Medum Pattern Brass Button Circa 18mm in diameter, floating shank, maker marked W Dowler & Sons, Birmingham. In very good condition. Possibly also worn later 17/21L. Ripley No 51 refers. Comm VSR (17L 13).
17th Lancers Victorian Coloured Art Postcard - Beamont Postally unused, image is good but the card overall is in poor condition with multiple heavy creases evident, mainly when viewed from the reverse. Coll
17th Lancers White Metal Motto Die struck with original slider to reverse. No ears / straight slider - type 1. Attributed to 17th Lancers pre 1922. Comm FB
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.
1878 Home Service Helmet Gloucestershire Regiment Officer\'s Large Gilt Back Badge Only two of four prongs for retention on reverse remaining but gilt bright and a scarce badge. As worn from 1881 - 1914. Sold as seen. Rare item.
1878 Original Home Service Pattern Spiked Helmet Brass Top Plate In good condition to the reverse with four of four original fixing loops. Coll.
1878 Pattern Helmet Orginal Other Ranks Brass Chin-Strap Original 1898 spiked British Army helmet generic chip strap brass links of the correct dimension, sewn to double thickness leather liner, service wear to leather and some tarnishing to the brass otherwise in good condition for age. Circa 38cms in length. Sold as seen. No returns on this item. Scarce. Coll
1878 Pattern Spiked Helmet Brass Chinscales with Roses Mounted on leather, some stitching repairs otherwise in good condition. Coll
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).
1893 3d & 1896 6d Paul Kruger pre Boer War ZAR coins from South Africa In good condition, two original silver coins, condition as per pictures. Coll
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 (Bromley) Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian shako plate c1860 Good scarce die-stamped blackened brass crowned coiled bugle ornamented with laurel; White Horse of Kent on steel wire gauze to voided centre. Some staining from rusting of backing mesh. Loops professionally replaced with white metal pin fittings. Scarce. 18th formed at Bromley 26th March, 1860. Comm DaMc (146)
18th (Queen Mary\'s Own) Hussars Matched Pair of White Metal Collar Badges, King\'s Crown Die struck in very good condition and both with two original D style fixing loops to the reverse. Sharp detail. Coll
18th (Queen Marys Own) Hussars Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge A scarce OSD officers dark bronze die cast cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. As usual, not recommended to play with the blades as they can get brittle with age. In very good condition. Pre 1922. K&K Vol 1 No 788 refers. C19.1
18th (Queen Marys Own) Hussars Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge A scarce die cast OSD officers light bronzed cap badge with two original blades to the reverse, but these have been truncated / trimmed to have square ends. In good overall condition. Pre 1922. See also my item 62812 for a dark OSD version with full length blades. K&K Vol 1 No 788 refers. H24
18th Hussars Pair of QVC Victorian Bi-Metal Collar Badges, King\'s Crown A pretty good match from the front, however, one with loops replaced the other with original loops. In very good condition otherwise and sold as seen. Coll
18th Light Dragoons Napoleonic Period Officer\'s Silver Plated Ball Button A very rare late 18th century / early 19th dark toned silver plated gilt officer\'s ball button from the dolman jacket, circa 1800. 13mm in diameter, fixed shank, part of a maker\'s mark under the glass, most probably Firmin. It has the numerals 18 with the letters LD below all within a pattern of leaves. In good condition for age. D10 Sold to Daniel 23 Apr 23
18th Light Dragoons Napoleonic Period Officer\'s Silver Plated Ball Button A rare late 18th century / early 19th dark toned silver plated gilt officer\'s ball button from the dolman jacket, circa 1800. 13mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked C.Jennens, London. It has the numerals 18 with the letters LD below all within a pattern of leaves. most of silver plate to top half of button now back to the base metal otherwise in good condition for age. Coll
18th Queen Mary\'s Own Hussars Officer\'s Mounted Silver Plate / Gilt Mess Dress Button Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co, PoW Feathers, London. Some polishing to the detail on the silver, text now illegible but a scarce pre 1922 button. Coll
18th Queen Marys 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 Royal Hussars (Queen Marys Own) NCOs White Metal Arm Badge, pre 1922 variety A die cast white metal example with to original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.6cms tall and 4cms wide. Scarce. Note this has a gap between the tail of the Q and back leg of the M. Post 1922 versions did not have a gap. See the final photo for a side my side comparison. Only the badge on the left is for sale here. See my item 64761 for the later pattern. Linaker & Dyne P108, fig 32.1(B) refers (normal size). Coll
18th Royal Hussars Matched Pair of Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Titles A pre 1922 pair of brass shoulder titles with two original hexagonal loops to the reverse of each. In good condition. Scarce. Westlake No 174 refers. Coll
18th Royal Hussars Theatre Made Cast Brass Badge A large cast brass badge on brass bar with long integral loops to the reverse. Circa 1.8cms tall and 3.5cms wide. Not to be confused with the smaller shoulder title (see final photo for comparison - the latter for sale elsewhere). Whilst in the style of many theatre made slouch hat badges of the Boer War, on reflection this badge has more of an Indian made feel to it and was possibly worn by Indian mess servants in the turban. The Regiment spent many years in India. Purely speculation on my part and any information most welcome. Coll
19 / VR / Middlesex one piece shoulder title (later 9th London Regiment) The 27th St Giles and St George's Bloomsbury or GGB became the 19th Bloomsbury's in 1880 and was in 1908 amalgamated with the 1st Victoria Rifle Corps to be come the 9th London Regiment. This is a bronze shoulder title in good condition with three original loops to the reverse. It appears to have been blackened at some point but this has been worn off. Most of their badges were blackened as they were a rifles regiment. This title was worn until 1908. MHS Bulletin Vol No 24 (May 1956) pp84-85 refer. Comm StWi (118) Sold to Mr EB
1903 Pattern British Army Infantry Leather Bandolier, Mk 2 An original example, undated, good colour and the hide remains supple and strong, and it is complete with it\'s belt-securing strap. Pockets shape retained by being stuffed with old newspaper. Buckles of brass, but white metal nickel dipped. Pocket studs are brass. Possibly a TA issue. The 1903 pattern five pocket bandoleer was intended to carry 10 clips each of 5 rounds, two to a pocket. See the following url for more information: http://www.karkeeweb.com/patterns/1903/1903_introduction.htmlgal Given the weight, I will only ship to a UK address Comm SiSa
1908 - 1914 Pre WW1 Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalion Officer \'s Full Dress Tunic - Simply Fantastic A stunning Officer’s scarlet 1880 pattern tunic with silver plated buttons, all present and correct, and plated 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 colour 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 preferred on this item. Coll.
1909 Pattern Rifle Grey Jacket to an Other Rank of the 4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers A few moth grazes especially to the rear cloth, hard to see in the photos, one larger hole to rear of one arm (see photo) and paper label all but gone. Incorrect buttons to front and missing metal shoulder titles. Never fitted with collar badges. A very rare tunic only worn in this pattern for about one year. Buttons to front include the bottom one, now detached but supplied. Some damage around top edge and inner cloth of collar. Overall looks good and clean and does not have any unpleasant ordure. Stencilled black ink to inside confirms 4th NF and issue date of July 1909. This battalion continued with their Rifle Volunteer traditions post 1881 as the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers and on the formation of the Territorial Force in April 1908 the battalion was split into the 4th and 7th Battalions. The 4th Battalion continued to wear their traditional Rifle Grey, with scarlet facings which they continued to wear until around 1910, when they too adopted scarlet. No collar badges have been worn with this tunic and the shoulder titles would have been blackened brass \"T4/Bomb/NF\", as opposed to the scarlet embroidered \"1V/Bomb/NF\" pre-1908. The buttons on this jacket were the common blackened brass Rifle Volunteer pattern, but Kings Crown over the stringed bugle rather than a QVC. The original buttons remain on the skirt rear, but the buttons down the front of the jacket are those of the Kings Royal Rifles, which suggests that the jackets may have been returned to storage and re-used by another unit continuing to wear the Rifle Grey, who were affiliated to the KRR. The rear of the jacket doesn\'t have scalloped skirt piping, with six buttons, but two straight scarlet piped lines at the top of which are the sole remaining Rifle Volunteer buttons. The round end shoulders strap complete with scarlet piping and the original shoulder title holes, a project for somebody, but they are quite elusive. Please note I will only post this item to a UK address. Comm GrSt
1909 Pattern Rifle Grey Jacket to an Other Rank of the 4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers - Additional Photos Additional Photos Additional photos in support of item listed above. Comm GrSt
1909 Pattern Rifle Grey Jacket to an Other Rank of the 4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers - Additional Photos Additional photos in support of item listed above. Comm GrSt
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 governor, 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. Coll
1914 Mons Star Old Contemptibles Association Patron Enamel and Hallmarked Silver Lapel Badge A small and attractive enamel and hallmarked silver buttonhole lapel badge for a Patron of the Old Contemptibles Association. Enamel in good undamaged condition. Maker marked Toy & Co Ltd London (under the horseshoe fitting) and also T & Co to reverse and hallmarked silver stamps for London 1932 (date letter R). Circa 19mm in diameter and in very good condition. Scarce. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). Coll
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 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 ) - Alfred 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. Supplied with a copy of his MIC which confirms his entry into France with the BEF on 14th August 1914 and his entitlement to Mons Star Trio. Clasp and Roses issued but sadly no longer with his medal. An original or tailor's copy can easily be easily added. See Wilkinson Vol 1 page 136 for confirmation of unit. Scarce. Coll Sold to WS
1914 Xmas Card from Pte James Moore Bede College Durham University / 8th Territorial Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI) An embossed printed Christmas Card from Pte James Moore of Denby Huddersfield dated 1914 and with the crests of B Coy 8th (Durham City Territorial Bn) DLI and above the crest of Bede College with the words "Foreign Service". Sadly he as KIA 14th May 1915 aged 21. Comes with a copy of his CWGC certificate and a copy of his obituary referred to below. For his obituary see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/roll/register/#d19150502 D30
1914- 15 Star to 1440 Private Richard Showell, 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment A scarce Light Horse medal correctly impressed to reverse and with original ribbon with single suspension. In very good condition. Part of the 11th Reinforcement for the 10th Australian Light Horse. he was entitled to the 1914-15 trio but according to his service records his BWM and VM were returned, presumably undelivered. He served in the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF). Born in Derbyshire, settled in Australia. In very good condition. There are 31 pages in his service records which can be accessed without charge at the url address below: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=8082878&S=1&N=31&R=0#/SearchNRetrieve/NAAMedia/ShowImage.aspx?B=8082878&T=P&S=31 E8
1914-15 Trio plus box and 1915 Gift Card to Lieut M.A.R. Kannemeyer, South African 20th Mounted Rifles (Bilingual Victory Medal) WW1 Trio to an Officer in the South African auxiliary forces, 1915 -15 star impressed Lt. M.A.R. Kannemayer, 20th M.R., and the pair correctly impressed Lt. M.A.R. Kannemayer. In EF condition the BWM toned. Scarce South African issue bi-lingual Victory Medal. Ribbons original and full length. 1914- 15 Box top and bottom fractured at corners, with paper label to recipient 10/31 Lt. M.A.R. Kannemeyer, 20th M.R. Original 1915 gift card from the 1914 Queen Mary Gift Box, annotated to reverse with his initials. This latter item is in poor and perished condition but came with the medals. Whilst the British version of the Victory 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. During WW1 the 20th Mounted Rifles were a unit of the Mounted Corps of the Active Citizen Force and only saw action in the successful campaign in German South West Africa of 1914/15. 20th M.R. Graaff-Reinet Ruiters G.S.W.A. Mil.Dist.No.15 1st Portion of Regt at Upington Reserve about 10.3.15 to Upington. A200 On hold for P
191st (Southern Alberta) Battalion WW1 CEF Canadian Brass Shoulder Title - Caron Bros 1916 A scarce bronze battalion shoulder title to the 191st "South Alberta " Battalion. Two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3cms wide and 1.3cms tall. Maker marked Caron Bros 1916. Stain to the top of the first numeral. The 191st (Southern Alberta) Battalion, CEF, was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Based in Macleod, Alberta, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915/16 in that town and the surrounding district. After sailing to England in March 1917, the battalion was absorbed into the 21st Reserve Battalion on June 9, 1917. The 191st (South Alberta) Battalion, CEF, had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel Willoughby C. Bryan. Coll
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 Fascists Black Enamel 3rd Pattern For King and Country Badge Lapel Pin Brooch, c1923 - 1934 - original An F surrounded by a circlet bearing the motto for King and Country, small cross in rose above. Original pin fitting to the reverse; fully functional. Maker marked Birmingham Medal Co to reverse and stamped "12493". Most of the silver plate finish to front now polished off, leaving only remains of the silver plating to the reverse. It retains the correct vertical tube joint pin fitting and rounded catch for this pattern. Enamel intact but with some scratches from wear. Circa 25mm in diameter. This is not one of the copies frequently 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. The 'British Fascists' were founded in 1923 by 'Rotha Lintorn-Orman' and dissolved in 1934. It is a very popular mistake to assume that this is a British Union of Fascists ( BuF ) badge. Will post to a UK or Swiss address only. Coll.
1948-53 era Royal Australian Infantry Corps cap badge - Maker Marked Semi die cast with two original loops and gilt finish intact and bright. Maker marked to reverse Swann & Hudson, Frankston. King\'s crown. Cap badge measures circa 44mm tall. Korean War era badge. Coll
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.
1950s RASC / British Forces Commonwealth Corporals KD Brassard In good worn condition. QEII issue. Comm BoHa (171)
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.
1970s Basic Battle Skills Army training Manual Book Basic Battle Skills Army training Manual in used good condition. Slight musty odour but sound and tight binding, minor corner wear. Card covers. Circa 1970s. Code No 71090 A/26/GSTP/3504. 70 pages with colour line drawing illustrations.
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.
198th CEF Battalion CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Cap Badge - Ellis In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Maker marked P W Ellis & Co. Comm BoHa (329)
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 some point and then carefully reshaped otherwise in very condition. Worn circa 1896-1902. K&K no 789 refers. B30.1
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. B60.7
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. Coll.
19th County of London Regiment St. Pancras Rifles Officers OSD cap badge - Blades A fine scarce post 1908 die cast bronze example. Two original blades to the reverse. In very good condition. HQ at 76 High Street, Camden Town, London. Comm StWi (245)
19th Foot (Green Howards / Yorkshire Regiment) Officers / Senior NCOs Gilt Collar Badge, 1875 - 1881 Die struck brass collar with two original lugs to the reverse. In very condition and with a pattern of coronet or crown unique to the 19th Regiment (as opposed to the flatter and wider crown worn by other infantry regiments pre 1878 - see my item 60673). Circa 2.2cm wide and 1.7cm tall. Scarce. In 1881 the 19th Foot became the Green Howards ( Yorkshire Regiment). Churchill No 559 refers. Comm FB
19th Foot (Green Howards / Yorkshire Regiment) Officers / Senior NCOs Gilt Collar Badge, 1875 - 1881 Die struck brass collar with two original lugs to the reverse. In very condition and with a pattern of coronet or crown unique to the 19th Regiment (as opposed to the flatter and wider crown worn by other infantry regiments pre 1878 - see my item 60673). Circa 2.2cm wide and 1.7cm tall. Scarce. In 1881 the 19th Foot became the Green Howards ( Yorkshire Regiment). Churchill No 559 refers. Comm FB
19th Foot (Green Howards / Yorkshire Regiment) Other Ranks Collar Badge, 1875 - 1881 only Die struck brass collar with two original lugs to the reverse. In very condition and with a pattern of coronet or crown unique to the 19th Regiment (as opposed to the flatter and wider crown worn by other infantry regiments pre 1878 - see my item 60673). Circa 2.2cm wide and 1.7cm tall. Scarce. In 1881 the 19th Foot became the Green Howards ( Yorkshire Regiment). Churchill No 559 refers (although he depicts the slightly larger pattern worn by officers). See the final photo for a comparison between the 19th Foot pattern on the right and for sale here and the more generic infantry pattern crown worn by such units as the 11th (Devonshire) Regiment of Foot for sale above. See item 57432 for an ultra scarce pair of officer's fire gilt collar badges of the same pattern. F23.3(3) Sold to Mr S
19th Foot (North Yorkshire Regiment) Copper / Brass Tunic Button, c.1830 - 1855 Circa 19.5mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked \"Nutting London\". Closed back button made from a copper alloy / brass. Apparently a crown was added above the 19 on the post 1820 examples and given this is closed back, it would date it from 1830 - 1855. See also my item 64835 for an earlier pattern. Comm DaSm
19th Foot (North Yorkshire Regiment) Georgian Pewter Open Back Tunic Button, c.1820-1830 Circa 18mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked \"Nutting London\". \'19\' below a Georgian crown. Apparently a crown was added above the 19 on the post 1820 examples, dating this to between 1820 - 1830. Some heavy scratches to front, although superb condition to reverse, especially the original shank. Rare. Comm DaSm
19th King George Vs Own Lancers Gilt Officers Cap Badge A locally made cast gilded cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. This pattern worn 1922 - 1947. In very god condition, gilt bright. Comm DaMc (290)
19th King George Vs Own Lancers Silver Plated Officers Cap Badge A die cast silver plated cap badge, most of silver plate to front has worn off but mainly now to the reverse. UK made cap badge with original broad slider with hole for stitching to cap. This pattern worn 1922 - 1947. Comm StWi (235)
19th Light Brigade / 33rd Engineer Regiment TRF Cloth Combination as worn in Afghanistan 2009 A combination of cloth issued to a member of 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD&S) when serving as part of 19th Light Brigade in Afghanistan in the early 2000s. Together with an associated Bomb Disposal qualification badge. Some traces of white bluetack to the reverse. 33rd Engineer Regiment (EOD&S) is a regiment of the British Army's Royal Engineers and is based at Carver Barracks, Essex. It specialises in the search, disposal and clearance of explosive ordnance. Comm GrH On hold for SS
19th Royal Hussars ( Queen Alexandra 's Own ) NCO 's Silver Plated Arm Badge A scarce right facing silver plated NCO arm badge, open backed with two dark toned loops to the reverse. In lovely condition. Not to be confused with the left facing elephant of virtually the same design which was worn either on the tropical sun helmet with a slider fitting or on the field service cap with loops. A left facing elephant is included alongside in one of the photos for comparison and interest, it is not being sold with this item. Linaker & Dine p121 refers. C26 (1)
19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra\'s Own) Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title Brass with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Some twisting to fixings, still fully functional. otherwise in good condition. Pre 1922. Westlake No 176 refers. G48.4
19th Royal Hussars (Queen Alexandra\'s Own) Other Ranks Cap badge and Matching Collar Badges Set Die struck in white metal, the cap badge has its original hairpin style slider cut to shape of badge with original hair pin slider (as was typical with this pattern) and with the deepest crimp mark I think I have ever seen, but totally original with two matched collar badges with two original loops and retaining cotter pins to the reverse. All items in lovely condition with sharp detail. A cracking set. White metal monogram \'A\' entwined in a Dannebrog Cross (the Danish national device). This pattern was worn from 1909 onwards. 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 Comm FB
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 ( Bury ) Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers White Metal Cap Badge A scarce die struck white metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. A good stiff badge in near mint condition with 1 VB in the centre of the scroll. B30.2
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 On hold for SS
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 ( 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 ( Nyasaland Battalion ) Kings African Rifles Officers Hallmarked 1961 Silver Field Service Cap Badge, Queens 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 (date letter M). Circa 3.2cm tall. Good detail. Renfrew et al, No 457 refers. Z62
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.
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 (City of Dundee) Volunteer Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) White Metal Forage Cap Badge Die struck in white metal with two long copper loops to the reverse. Circa 4.2cms tall as per most cap badges. At first I would have thought this was a sporran device but Bloomer claims this was worn by the band on the cap. Scarce. Bloomer \"Badges of the Highland and Lowland Regiments\" p75 refers.
1st (King\'s) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge - pre 1915 pattern (Type 1) A die struck gilding metal brass cap badge, dark toned but 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. Comm DaMc (232)
1st (Nyasaland Battalion) King\'s African Rifles (KAR) Officers OSD Cap Badge - Blades Scarce king\'s crown officer\'s die cast bronze service dress cap badge with two blades to the reverse. The number \" 1 \" to the centre of a crowned bugle horn above the furled title scroll. Worn by the 1st Nyasaland Battalion King\'s African Rifles. May have been lacquered, but in superb condition. J26.2 Sold to Mr EB
1st (Nyasaland Battalion) Kings African Rifles ( KAR ) UK made Die Struck Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown 1st (Nyasaland Battalion) King's African Rifles ( KAR ) Die Struck UK made Brass Cap Badge, King's crown, with two original loops to the reverse. Some slight polishing otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4.5cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 428 refers. E53
1st (Nyasaland) Battalion Kings African Rifles (KAR) Blackened Bronze Officers Cap Badge, pre 1930 pattern In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse with a maker\'s table JR Gaunt London to reverse of crown (wrong way up). Renfrew confirms officer\'s issue. 1902 - 1930. Rare. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 422 refers. Coll Reserved for RF
1st (Nyasaland) KAR King\'s African Rifles Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge, QEII Issue Die struck, UK made gilding metal cap badge, with two original loops to the reverse. Queen\'s Crown - worn 1953 - 1963 only. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 445 refers. Coll
1st /1st Leicestershire ( Prince Albert \'s Own ) Yeomanry Gilding Metal Cap Badge, 1916 - 1922 only In very good condition. Circa 3.7cm tall with lugs correctly plated north - south. See; http://www.paoyeomanry.co.uk/LY191622Badge.htm E18.1
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. B11.11 Sold to DM
1st Airborne - Scarce Full Length Royal Electrical And Mechanical Engineers Pair of Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles A rare full length pair of titles which according to Waring (1.T422) were believed to have been worn by REME personnel attached to 1st Airborne Division, Nov 1941- 1945 and therefore presumably to the airborne / air landing RAC and RECCE corps units. Matching yellow on dark blue/black full length titles, scarce. In good condition. Traces of white bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
1st Anti Aircraft Division 1st Pattern Woven Formation Sign Removed from uniform, in good condition. Circa 1939. Comm StWi (206)
1st Armoured Division Printed Formation Sign Printed, edges some fraying. Original. See photos for condition. Not faded. Coll.
1st Battalion (Prince of Wales Own) Dogra Regiment Silver Plated Field Serivce Cap / Collar Badge Finely cast silver plated field service cap / collar badge, circa 2.7cm tall. PoW feathers with \'Dogras\' below in running script. In very good condition. Comm TeMo Sold to Mr EB
1st battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Piper\'s White Metal Badge A large badge at circa 6cms (2 inches and three eighths) tall with three original loops to the reverse. Some spotting to white metal finish and service wear to lugs. John Gaylor\'s Military Badge Collecting page 107 (shown on Plate 26) states that the Mullet of the Douglas family arms looms large in the badge worn by the pipers of the 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). He confirms the badge was two-and-three-eighths inches high and was worn 1921-1968 (A smaller pattern was worn from 1860-1921). Comm BoHa (209)
1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment Embroidred White on Purple Shoulder Title 1949 White thread on purple, a small title with some white bluetack to the reverse. Believed to have been worn by the 1st Battalion in 1949. In very good condition. Comm GrH
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. Coll
1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry (HLI ) McKenzie TartanTartan Shoulder Title MacKenzie Tartan (HLI sett), with one small pin hole to top and trace of white bluetack to the reverse. Circa 2 inches square. Comm GrH Sold to Eric
1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry (HLI ) McKenzie TartanTartan Shoulder Title MacKenzie Tartan (HLI sett), with one small pin hole to top and trace of white bluetack to the reverse. Circa 1 and 3/4 inches square. In very good condition. Some traces of glue to reverse. Comm StWi (361)
1st Battalion Monmouthshire 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 KL400395180GB
1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment Staybrite Anodised Aluminium AA Collar Badge Right facing, single central fixing to reverse. In very good condition. Comm LGJR
1st Battalion Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Officer\'s Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked W. Jones & Co, 236 Regent St, London. Gilt bright and in very good condition. Scarce. This pattern of button was worn by Officers and men of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry c.1914. Comm AdSm
1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers (RSF) Original Pre WW1 Photograph Postcard Postally unused some edge wear and fold to bottom right corner otherwise in good condition. Ifs bully beef tonight lads! Cooks of E Company display their tins of Fray Bentos and very helpfully a set of blackboards confirming the battalion's identity. The date 1912 places them inside a barracks located in South Africa as this is where they were stationed at that time. See https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/201737-1st-bn-royal-scots-fusiliers/ Coll
1st Battalion The Manchester Regiment Large Cast Brass Musicians Bandsmans Music Case Pouch Badge, circa 1881 A large sold cast brass musicians badge with a gilt finish to front. The fleur-de-lys is quite decorative if a little but roughly cast with two large integral tombstone style fixings to the reverse. Circa 6.6cms tall and 5.5cms wide. This badge is depicted in an article in \"The Kingsman Magazine\" concerning the various designs of the fleur-de-lys worn by the Regiment. I do not know the date but I can provide a copy of the page. Rare. Comm RoHa (B3)
1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) A Company TRF - The Goats A scarce TRF unique to this company. In very good condition. Scarce. Comm MaPi
1st Battalion The Yorkshire Brigade / Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) Matched Facing Pair of Officers Silver Plated Collar Badges In stunning condition, die cast and silver plated, facing and matching, with two original silvered loops to the reverse of each. Sealed in 1958 and worn by officers of the 1st Battalion of the newly formed Yorkshire Brigade, a collar badge design similar in look to their former cap badge to perpetuate the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. Churchill Fig 922 refers. Comm StWi (126)
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 Berwickshire (Scotland) Rifle Volunteer Corps Collar Badge (Royal Scots pattern) A single collar badge with two original brass loops to the reverse (one with plier mark) otherwise in very good condition. The 1st Berwicks were allied to one of the Royal Scots' Volunteer Battalions in 1881 but allowed to retain its 1880 title. Sealed pattern for this title, 23rd May 1884. It mimics the regular battalion collar badge (Churchill No 4. In 1887 they were transferred to the KOSB and I believe changed the collar badge to the design shown immediately below. Rare. Churchill No 25 refers. G172.7
1st Berwickshire (Scotland) Rifle Volunteers Matched Facing Pair of White Metal Collar Badges (KOSB Pattern) A matched facing pair in size and all other respects (despite angle of photos) with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse of each. Gorgeous. This pattern believed to have worn from 1887 - 1908 when they were affiliated with the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Scarce. Churchill No 703 refers C172.
1st Buckinghamshire (Bucks) Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC) Other Ranks Blackened Brass Collar Badge Die cast with two original loops to the reverse. Worn from 1876 until 1908. From 1881 known as 3rd Volunteer Battalion. retaining its status as a rifle regiment and pretty much its RVC uniform, becoming the Buckinghamshire Battalion in 1908. Attractive wear to black finish on the highpoints otherwise in very good condition and nicely curved / domed. Circa 2.1cm tall. Scarce. Westlake No 1207 refers. G32.5(1)
1st Buckinghamshire (Bucks) Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC) Other Ranks Blackened Brass Collar Badge Die cast with two original loops to the reverse. Worn from 1876 until 1908. From 1881 known as 3rd Volunteer Battalion. retaining its status as a rifle regiment and pretty much its RVC uniform, becoming the Buckinghamshire Battalion in 1908. Attractive wear to black finish on the highpoints otherwise in very good condition and nicely curved / domed. Circa 2.1cm tall. Worn in facing pairs (thanks to Stephen for the confirmation). Scarce. Churchill No 1207 refers. G32.5(2)
1st Buckinghamshire / Bucks Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC) Other Ranks Matched and Facing Pair of Blackened Brass Collar Badges Die cast with two original loops to the reverse of each. One slight break in the chain of the swan facing to the right otherwise in very good condition with the black worn through to give an attractive patina. Worn from 1876 until 1908. From 1881 known as 3rd Volunteer Battalion. retaining its status as a rifle regiment and pretty much its RVC uniform, becoming the Buckinghamshire Battalion in 1908. Attractive wear to black finish on the highpoints otherwise in very good condition and nicely curved / domed. Circa 2.1cm tall. Worn in facing pairs (thanks to Stephen for the confirmation). Scarce. Churchill No 1207 refers. J6.2
1st Bucks (Buckinghamshire) Rifle Volunteer Corps All Ranks Bronzed Button Circa 21mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Hobson, London. In very good condition. Dress regulations for 1893 produced by Hobson & Co, confirm this is the pattern of button issued for all ranks and describes it as bronze and for all ranks and describes it as a swan on a shield in centre plus BUCKS RIFLE VOLUNTEERS encircling it. The Swan shows only one wing and has a chain around the neck. See the following URL: http://www.lightbobs.com/bucks-rifle-volunteers-dress-regulations-1893.html Comm DaSm
1st Cadet Battalion ( CB) King\'s Royal Rifle Corps KRRC Officer\'s Field Service Cap Badge - Blades A small badge as worn on the front of the field service cap, circa 36mm tall and 26mm wide. Blackened die struck brass with two original blades to the reverse. A scarce badge. Comm DaMc (228)
1st Cambridge Rifle Volunteers Other Ranks White Metal Glengarry Badge A die struck white metal cap badge for the 1st Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteers (Essex, Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire). In lovely condition complete with two original brass lugs. Circa 5.2cms in diameter. Worn 1881 - 1887. The 17th Essex Rifle Volunteers and the 1st Huntingdonshire Rifle Volunteers transferred into this unit in 1880. In 1887 the Regiment was renamed as the 3rd (Cambridgeshire) Volunteer Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Comm ErYa
1st Cameron / SEAC Theatre Made Two Piece Shoulder Title Combination on Battledress Backing A really nicely made set, privately commissioned by a local tailor by a member of the 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders as part of BCOF (British Commonwealth Occupation Force) in South East Asia at the end of WW2. Clearly embroidered by the same tailor, both parts are still in bright condition with no damage or moth and cut from battledress sleeve.
1st Chin Rifles (Burma) Silver Plated Cap Badge A shield with a stung bugle and display of arms above a scoll "1st Chin Rifles". With two original loops to the reverse. Brass silver plated with some wear to the silver finish, as often found, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4.5cm tall. Scarce. The 1st Chin Rifles was formally raised as part of the interim or new Burma Army at Falam on 1st April 1945 under the command of the former Chin Levies commander, Lt. Colonel Oatts. Many of the Chin Levies were former members of the Burma Rifles who had been allowed to return home after the British retreat to India in 1942. These men, together with new recruits served with the Levies from 1942 onwards. They gave invaluable and courageous service throughout the Chin Hills, inflicting many casualties on the Japanese. Post Burma's independence in 1948 the 1st Chin Rifles continued to be involved in combating Communist and Karen and Kachin insurgencies into the 1960s. Some reorganisation of the Burma Army took place during this period and included the dismissal or transfer of senior Chin officers who were replaced by Burman officers. In the late 1980s, further reorganisation did away with battalions organised and titled along ethnic lines. In their place came integrated units identified by number. It is believed that around1988 the 1st Chin Rifles became No. 307 Light Infantry Battalion. Comm StWi (72)
1st Chinese Regiment Gilt die stamped cap badge, two original loops. Circa 4.4cm tall. Formed in 1898 under the command of Brevet Major Hamilton Bower. Disbanded 1902. Rare. Comm ADSM
1st Class Machine Gunner / Machine Gun Marksman Brass One Piece Proficiency Arm Sleeve Badge One piece with two original loops to reverse (some service wear). First issued on the basis of fourteen per regiment and later to the MGC to users of the Vickers Machine Gun. Edwards & Langley No 56A refers. Comm StWi (44)
1st Class Machine Gunner / Machine Gun Marksman Gilding Metal Two Piece Proficiency Arm Sleeve Badge A two-piece badge with two original loops to reverse of each part and fixing pins. In very good condition. First issued on the basis of fourteen machine gunners per regiment and later to the MGC to users of the Vickers Machine Gun. Edwards & Langley No 56A refers. Comm ErYa
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 Sold to CT
1st Corps Troops Royal Artillery Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign An embroidered formation sign flash badge comprising a white spear head on a diamond divided vertically, right dark blue, left red. In unissued condition. It is not certain when this particular sign was adopted. The basic 1st Corps design adopted the traditional Corps colours of red and white and the device of a spearhead symbolising the fact that 1st Corps at Aldershot was the only Corps in permanent existence before the War and was therefore the spearhead of the British Army. The sign was used in conjunction with a number of specialist Corps' colours, in this case the red and blue of the Artillery. The red colour in artillery badges was always worn to the front so this item would be for the left arm. The Corps badge was adopted in 1940. The Corps was with the BEF in 1940 and thereafter involved in the defence of the UK. It took part in the Overlord invasion of Europe in 1944 and fought through to the end of war in Germany. Post-war, 1st Corps District administered Rhine Province and Westphalia. The basic sign was retained when the formation became part of the BAOR after reforming in 1951. G48.9 Sold to DM
1st Corps Troops Royal Engineers Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign Flash Woven example of the white spear-head on a red and blue diamond worn by Royal Engineers attached to 1st Corps, British Army. Removed from uniform but good condition. Cole p140 refers. Comm FB
1st County of London Middlesex Yeomanry (Duke of Cambridge\'s Hussars) Officers Cap / Collar Badge, QEII Issue Cap and collars the same size, so I guess this could work as either, with two original D style loops to the reverse. Of two part construction with gilt disc mounted on a frosted silver plated star, Queen Elizabeth II\'s cypher to centre topped by a Queen\'s crown. Circa 36mm tall. In excellent condition. Comm ErYa
1st Derbyshire Militia Officer 's Silver Plated Shako Plate , 1855- 1861 An early silver plated officer 's shako plate of the 1st Derby Militia. Circa 10.5cm tall and 8.6cm wide. With two original loops to the reverse and of two part construction (retaining pins replaced with a length of copper wire). In good condition with minor signs of service wear. This size and pattern of plate was worn from 1855 - 1861. C29.1
1st Devonshire Regiment (11th Foot ) Woven Cloth Pagri Sun Helmet Badge An early embroidered foreign service helmet pagri flash. The roman numerals " XI " and two parallel bars in red on a green backing. Rare. F5.3
1st Exeter & South Devon Rifle Volunteers Officers / NCOs 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 were 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 Battalion The Devonshire Regiment on 1st November 1885. This plate continued in use until 1901. A124.3
1st Guards Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign A cloth embroidered formation sign for the 1st Guards Brigade. In good condition. Comm StWi (365)
1st Gurkha Rifles Edwardian Cap Badge 1906 - 1911 only Blackened brass die struck with two original loops to the reverse. Worn 1906 -1911 only by all ranks on the khaki helmet / gurkha forage cap. In 1947 they became part of the Indian Army. Worn on a dark green rectangular patch. Rare. G180.3 Sold to Russ
1st Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s Hallmarked Silver (dated 1913) SBP - Jennens Complete with all fixings, matching hallmarks to front and back and benchmarks (letter B) to all pieces. Stunning Comm GM (EB)
1st Home Counties Royal Army Medical Corps (TA) Supplementary Woven Cloth Title In April 2000, 220 Field Ambulance (V) became B (220 - 1st Home Counties) Medical Squadron (V), HQ Maidstone, Kent. A scarce title, mounted on a khaki airtex style backing. In very good condition. Comm PaLi
1st Infantry Division - 2/7th Middlesex Regiment (machine gun battalion) Cloth Formation Sign Combination, Khaki Drill Slip On British Army 1st Infantry Division white leather triangle with red backing above a black on khaki shoulder title with supporting Middlesex regimental colours of brick red over yellow below, affixed to pale khaki dress shoulder strap slip-on as worn in North African Tunisian campaign by the 2/7th Middlesex Machine Gun Regiment. They later served in the Italian campaign. See final photo for men of the 2/7th Middlesex servicing a vickers machine gun at Anzio in February 1945. Sun faded to front, with better colour retention, as would be expected, to the rear. Scarce. Not to be confused with the 1/7th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment which was attached the 51st Highland Division. See the url below for confirmation that the 2/7th Middlesex joined the 1st Division as its Machine Gun Battalion until 17th August 1943 (note 6). https://www.britishmilitaryhistory.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/124/2020/09/1-Infantry-Division-1943-Tunisia.pdf 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\'s Dragoon Guards KDG Officer\'s Horse Furniture Harness Slide / Browband Ornaments Badges a matched pair, with matching inventory stamps to front, of circular brass harness slides mounted / riveted with a silver plated KC over a similar ‘KDG’ monogram. Circa 6ms in diameter, with slides and original screws for clamping them in place. Some tarnish to brass finish otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. Comm GM
1st King\'s Dragoon Guards NCO\'s White Metal 3rd Pattern Arm Badge 1st King's Dragoon Guards 3rd Pattern Die Cast White Metal Arm Badge, with one of two original loops remaining to the reverse (north - south). With red cloth backing. A moth hole to the latter. Otherwise in good condition. Adopted in circa 1930. Linaker & Dine Plate 5.9 refers.
1st Kings African Rifles (KAR) Officers Hallmarked Silver Collar Badge A right facing collar badge with two original silver loops to the reverse and Birmingham hallmarked 1958 ( letter J) and F&S for Firmin & Sons. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 3.2cm tall. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 459 refers but right facing. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). C17.3
1st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Officers Silver Large Pattern Plated Button Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, not maker marked but it does have a very attractive laurel wreath with a QVC crown to the reverse. Unusual back mark. A lovely Scottish button. Comm DaSm
1st Leicestershire Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Field Service White Metal Cap Badge A small badge, not to be confused with the collar badges of the unit which had the same central design but surrounded by laurel leaves (see Churchill No 542) which was worn in the forage / field service cap. Circa 3cms tall. In good condition with no damage and two original loops to the reverse. Scarce. Chruchill No 545 refers. Comm StWi (No 142)
1st Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge An early WW1 GV pattern cap badge worn from 1913 onwards with original slider to the reverse. In good condition but some traces of polish residue. 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. J1
1st Newcastle - on - Tyne Volunteer Engineer Officers Bronze Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) A small rectangular plate bronzed with seeded background bearing the three castles of Newcastle town crest surrounded with a garter with the words 1st Newcastle - on - Tyne Engineers with a stylized V for volunteers below with a Victorian Crown to the top of a surrounding laurel wreath. Missing the free floating attachment ring, otherwise in good condition for age and scarce. Worn circa 18 - 1874. The 1st Newcastle Engineer Volunteers were raised in 1860 mainly from the Armstrong Engineering works at Elswick. In 1874 the unit merged with the 1st Durham Engineer Volunteers, but were split out into three units again in 1888 as the 1st Newcastle upon Tyne RE (Volunteers), the 1st Durham RE (V), and the Tyne Division RE (V), Submarine Miners. A124.4 On hold for Mike
1st Newcastle Volunteer Engineers QVC White Metal Helmet Plate Worn circa 1888 to 1902, formerly the 1st Newcastle & Durham Engineer Volunteers. In excellent condition with no damage and two long dark toned loops to the reverse. Coll
1st Northumberland and Berwick-upon-Tweed Rifle Volunteers Other Ranks Blackened Helmet Plate Other Ranks Helmet Plate, worn c.1880-1881 only. Die stamped in bronzed gilding metal, correctly and contemporaneously painted black as was often the case with other ranks of this volunteer battalion. With one original loop only, the other two have sadly been neatly removed, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 9.1cm tall and 6.6cm wide. With red felt backing. Col D Wood Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges No 108 refers. Coll
1st Northumberland and Berwick-upon-Tweed Rifle Volunteers Other Ranks Blackened Helmet Plate Other Ranks Helmet Plate, worn c.1880-1881 only. 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 loops, one a neatly done replacement only otherwise in very good condition and rare. Circa 9.1cm tall and 6.6cm wide. With correct red felt backing. Col D Wood Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges (2nd Edn) No 108 refers. Comm GrSt (18)
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 Prize Crossed Cannons / Guns Proficiency 2 Part Brass Arm Badge Two part separate brass King's crown and crossed brass cannons with correct horizontally mounted lugs to the reverse. Edwards & Langley 20C refers. C13.30
1st Punjab Regiment Indian Army Officers 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. Coll
1st Punjab Regiment Large Cast Bi-Metal Shoulder Belt Plate (SBP), screwposts Indian Army - a large and imposing 1st Punjab Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate, Indian cast and of two part construction with a brass floret with kings crown to the top and a mounted metal elephant with Assaye tablet and Chinese dragon below. Two out of three screw posts remaining (one bent). Two old holes to either side of the elephant appear to have been filled in with lead solder. Worn 1922 - 1947. Circa 8.5cm tall. Also some polishing to detail, more especially the crown otherwise in good overall condition and probably fairly unique. Worn by colour party bearers perhaps? 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. See my item 60429 for the cap badge of the same design (now sold). The latter is 4.4cm tall. G145.13
1st Queen\'s Dragoon Guards White on Blue TRF Tactical Flash In good unissued condition. K10.2
1st Queens 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 (QDG) Officers Frosted Silver Plate Cap Badge 1st Queens Dragoon Guards Officers frosted silver plate Beret Badge. In stunning condition with two original long silvered loops to the reverse. Circa 3.8cm tall. In excellent condition. Coll See my item 59768 for a hallmarked silver version of this badge.
1st Rifle Volunteers - 4th Battalion Devonshire Regiment Woven supplementary Shoulder Titles Pair of supplementary shoulder titles, one worn and removed from uniform the other in unissued condition. BoBD No 5515 refers.
1st Royal Dragoons OR 15th / 19th Kings Own Hussars NCO\'s white metal Arm Badge A good pre 1953 NCOs 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 QVC Victorian Other Ranks Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter, floating shank, QVC winged crown above title strap. Maker marked W Dowler & Sons, Birm. Very dark toned and heavy polishing with loss of detail. Still quite hard to find this button on this size. Ripley No 12 refers (but his is smaller pattern).
1st Royal Surrey Militia Officers Silver Plated Medium Pattern Button Circa 18mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked C. Pitt & Co, 50 St Martin's Lane, London. In very good condition with no wear to plate. Worn 1855 - 1881. Ripley no 491 refers. B47.2
1st Seaforth Malaya (1st Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title A large title in good condition, theatre made with no mothing. A few small stains to front. Scarce. Comm GrH
1st Shropshire ( Shrewsbury ) Rifle Volunteers Shropshire Officer \'s Large Pattern Silver Plated Button Large pattern silver plated button, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co, London, circa 25mm in diameter. Victorian crown with a central bugle with the No 48 between the stings. The garter strap as the designation 1st Bat Shropshire Rifles Volunteers. Some light tarnishing and some wear to silver plate on the high points of the button. Scarce. The No 48 was the precedence number of the County of Shropshire, indicating the order in which the Secretary of State for War accepted each counties offer of volunteer corps. B54.1
1st South Durham (Durham Fusiliers) Militia Officer\'s Silver Plated Large Pattern Button Circa 25.5mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons 153 Strand & 13 Conduit Street London. Some wear to silver plate and copper showing and grubby to the reverse. Still, a scarce button and worn 1869 - 1881. Ripley No 458 refers. Coll
1st Tynemouth Corps Northumberland Rifle Volunteers Officers and Sergeants Special Pattern Shoulder Belt Whistle & Chain Boss There is a shoulder belt plate featured in Col Denis Woods book for this corps (No 356) which is in darkened bronze with two original screw posts and original retaining nuts to the reverse. It is assumed that this boss would actually accompany that item, with a darkened whistle, keep and chain in the same finish, the latter sadly absent. A rare pattern this this particular corps. Comm GrSt (23) Col D Wood No 355A refers but in blackened bronze.
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 VB (Bury) Lancashire Fusiliers White Metal Grenade A very good example with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Worn 1887 - 1914. Comm BoHa (191)
1st VB (Volunteer Battalion) Royal Welsh Fusiliers (RWF) ( 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 4.1cm tall. Of Welsh interest. B30.2
1st VB Dorsetshire Regiment pre 1908 field service cap badge Good scarce die-stamped blackened brass circlet inscribed 1 VB DORSET REGT; flaming cap of maintenance over the numerals 16 to solid centre Loops. HQ at Dorchester. Comm ErYa
1st Volunteer Battalion ( VB) Hampshire Hants Regiment White Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) A white metal helmet plate centre to the 1st Volunteer Battalion The Hampshire Regiment. With 4 original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Pre 1908. D80.6
1st Volunteer Battalion ( VB) Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment White Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) A white metal helmet plate centre to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Lancaster Regiment. With all 4 original loops to the reverse. In very good condition and scarce. Worn until 1908 only. D80.6
1st Volunteer Battalion ( VB) Leicestershire Regiment Officers Silver Plate and Gilt Forage Cap badge, 1880 - 1908 A stunning large multi part construction forage cap badge with red felt cloth backing to the lions and red felt backing to rest of badge with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 6cm across. Scarce. D80.3
1st Volunteer Battalion (East Suffolk) The Suffolk Regiment Officers QVC Helmet Plate An officer's blackened silver plated Victorian helmet plate for the 1878 pattern helmet. This pattern of castle also noted on a similar quality officer's helmet plate to the 3rd VB of the Suffolks. Black velvet backing in good order. This plate has three screw posts and they look like the original fittings. Worn 1887 - 1902. No damage to plate crown or star tips. A roman numeral IV has been scratched onto the reverse of the bottom point of the star. The three retaining pins are also replacements. Please note other ranks of this battalion wore a blackened brass helmet plate. HQ Ipswich. Worn 1887 - 1901. Coll.
1st Volunteer Battalion (Hallamshire) York and Lancaster Regiment Other Ranks Reversed Metals Cap Badge A lovely example as worn by the 1st Hallamshire VB between 1897 - 1908 (type 1 without the scroll added). See Ivan Machin "A Guide to the badges of the York & Lancaster Regiment 1822 - 1968" Figure 78. With two dark toned lugs and braising holes behind both the brass rose and brass coronet, the rest of the badge in white metal. In very good condition. Comm StWi (93)
1st Volunteer Battalion (VB) Leicestershire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Helmet Plate, QVC Crown Victorian die struck in one piece white metal helmet plate badge with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Three lions to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title, " The Leicestershire Regiment 1st. Volr. Battn." HQ Leicester. As worn from 1883 - 1902. In stunning condition. Comm StWi (79)
1st Volunteer Battalion Leicestershire Regiment Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) A white metal waist belt clasp, some service wear and polishing to high points, no benchmarks, but matching parts. Scarce. A124.6
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusilier Blackened Brass Collar and Shoulder Title Some wear to black finish with all loops present and correct. Worn until 1908. Scarce. Comm GrSt (49 & 52)
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Blackened Brass Large Pattern Cap Badge As worn from 1903 - 1908 by other ranks, a blackened gilding metal cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse and worn with a red cloth silhouette backing on either the SD cap or the slouch hat. Some service wear to black finish which gives it an attractive patina. A scarce, blackened brass, cap badge for the 1st volunteer battalion of The Royal Northumberland Fusilier with two lug fastenings (east and west). As KK593/ Denis Wood 204 (new edition)/202 (first edition) refers. Comm GrSt No (51)
1st Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Blackened Brass Small Pattern Cap Badge Comm GrSt (17) Sold to CW
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 Officers 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 Royal Warwickshire Regiment Another unusual item, a cut down cap badge to this colunteer unit which has a brass bar riveted its reverse for a safety pin fitting and fastening, the latter now damaged and in relic condition. Comm DaSm
1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers Officers Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) - 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 East Kent Rifles (Yeomanry) Officers Helmet Plate A Victorian QVC blackened brass helmet plate for the 1st Volunteer Battalion (East Kent Rifles). Dating circa 1883 -1898 with a blackened white metal horse above invicta to the centre. In good condition complete with three original lugs to the reverse and red felt backing (looks to be a recent addition). Circa 93mm tall and 65mm wide. In 1898 the unit adopted a rifle pattern busby for full dress as their form of headdress. The final photo shows another example as worn on the 1878 pattern officers helmet which is included here for information purposes only. Coll.
1st Volunteer Battalion The Hampshire Other Ranks White Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) In very good condition with all four original staple loops to the reverse. Pre 1908. Comm BoHa (251)
1st Volunteer Battalion The Hampshire Other Ranks White Metal One Piece Glengarry Badge In very good condition with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Two part construction. Pre 1908. In super condition. See also my item 65833 for the HPC. Comm BoHa (341)
1st Volunteer Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment Large Pattern Other Rank\'s White Metal Button Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. White metal and looks to be of Other Ranks quality. Sharp detail and in very good condition. Pre 1908. Comm DaSm
1st Volunteer Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks Bronze / Brass 1878 Pattern Helmet Plate As worn from 1893 - 1902, QVC crown, normally found blackened but this one in its original un-blackened state with a QVC crown that has been neatly re-attached. three original loops to the reverse and correct red felt backing. Condition reflected in price. Col D Wood Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges (2nd Edn) No 117 refers. Comm GrSt (32)
1st Volunteer Battalion VB Buckinghamshire / Bucks Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC) Slouch Hat Badge King\'s crown blackened brass slouch hat badge with two lugs and securing post at base plus tabs to secure the original red velvet backing. The Swan from the Arms of Buckinghamshire to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title, \" 1st.Bucks Rifle Volunteers \". A very pleasing example. Worn 1902 - 1908. Raised in 1859 at Great Marlow with HQ in Institute Road. See my item 64244 for the button of this corps and item 64741 for the collar badges. Comm ErYa
1st Volunteer Battalion Warwickshire Regiment Officers Pouch Belt Plate A gorgeous 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Officer\'s Silver-Plated Shoulder Belt Plate of two-part construction with three original screw posts to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn 1887 - 1902.
1st West India Regiment Officers Large Pattern Mounted Gilt Button Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked P&S Firmin, 153 Strand, London. A two part mounted button of superb quality. A few marks but gilt bright and in very good overall condition. WIR in ornate gilt script with the number 1 below. H60.3
2 (National Communications) Signal Brigade Cloth Tactical Recognition Flash TRF Patch Formation Sign In un-iussed condition, a red horseshoe with thirteen nails embroidered on black, introduced in 2003 and worn on the shirt and combat jacket (Combat 95) through to 2012 when Combat 95 was replaced by the MTP (Multi Terrain Pattern) combat uniform. Michael Wood\'s \"The Badges and Insignia of the Essex Yeomanry\" No 102 refers. More than one available of equal quality, stock photo. Comm LGJR
2 & 6th Brigades CMGC Titles - Maker marked Comm StWi Sold to IC
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 KAR (2nd Nyasaland Battalion) Kings African Rifles Hallmarked Sterling Silver Officers Facing Pair of Collar Badges A facing pair (slight colour / tone variation between the two so not an exact match). Each circa 3.2cm tall, both with silver lugs and maker marked JRG & S (JR Gaunt & Sons) and carry Birmingham hallmarks, one with letter G (1956) and the other K (1959). Sharp detail with no polishing. In very good condition. QEII crowns. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 no 460/461 refer. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). G95.7
2 Medical Commando Embroidered White on Black Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In unissued condition. The question of medical support for Commando troops was first raised in April 1944 when the formation of four specialised ‘Medical Commandos’ each of 9 officers and 136 ORs was proposed. Orders issued on 24th June 1945 to raise No 1 Medical Commando instructed that 1st Light Field Ambulance, RAMC, recently returned from Italy, would become 1st Medical Commando on 1st August, the formation of No 2 Medical Commando by the conversion of 6th Light Field Ambulance, RAMC to support 3rd Commando Brigade in Burma following thereafter. With mobilisation cancelled three days after Japan surrendered in August 1945 these Commandos had been disbanded by December that year. Shoulder titles were released to the surplus market in the 1950s and this explains why they are found in this condition. Coll
20th Hussars Gilding Metal Collar Badge Very good bright condition, with both original lugs, one slightly twisted.
20th Hussars Matched Pair of Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Titles A matched pair with two original hexagonal style fixings to the reverse of each. Dark toned otherwise in very good condition. Pre 1922. Westlake No 179 refers. Coll.
20th Hussars Officers OSD Collar Badge Die cast bronze collar badge, King's crown, with two original D style loops to the reverse. Some light traces of polish otherwise in very good condition. Pre 1922, Coll.
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 Hussars Other Ranks Gilding Metal Cap Badge - Lambourne & Co In good condition with original slider which has been neatly truncated to a straight end. Correctly marked for the maker, Lambourne & Co_ Birmingham (with the underscore under \'o\' in \'Co\'). There is nothing one can say of any merit about the design of this badge, but scarce maker named example. In 1922, the Regiment merged with the 14th Hussars, and this badge was consigned to history. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 793 refers. Comm DaMc (118) Sold to DB - posting 5th May
20th Middlesex ( Euston Square ) Rifle Volunteer Corps OR\'s helmet plate circa 1878-80 - The Railway Rifles 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
20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers ( Artists) Brass Cap Badge, 1906 - 1908 Not to be confused with later pattern badges of the post 1908 Artist Rifles, this badge pre-dates these and is placed at circa 1906 - 1908 only and found with both loops and sliders. This is a good yellow brass example, a stiff die struck badge with original slider and strong crimp mark. A big thank you to Luke for identification. D80.4
20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers (Artist Rifles) Blackened Brass Pouch Badge A scarce pouch badge with two original screw posts and a pair of mismatched contemporary retaining nuts. In very good condition. Worn 1880 - 1908. H58.8
20th Regiment of Foot (East Devon) Territorial Glengarry Badge, pre 1881 A very pleasing example in yellow brass with original brass loops (east - west) and a maroon felt backing which has some age to it but has not been removed as glued in place. Earlier pattern, also found in white metal. Worn circa 1874-1881. Two brass loops East/West to the reverse. Became The Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment in 1881. K&K Vol 1 No 452 refers. Comm DaMc (207)
21 - The Royal Buckinghamshire ( Yeomanry ) Hussars Cap Badge This unit was 21st in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1830. K&K Vol 1 No 1441 refers. Currently out of Stock
216 Parachute Signals Squadron Royal Signals Special Camouflaged Rigging Lines Lanyard In very good condition, a few slight pulls to silk threads. An interesting item with a long history dating back to Normandy landings in WW2. Immediately following the landings in Normandy by 6th Airborne Divisional Signals on 6 June 1944, the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel 'Pygmy' Smallman- Tew, encouraged each man to plait for himself a lanyard from the camouflaged rigging lines of parachutes still scattered on the DZs. The aim of this exercise was to ensure that each man had in his possession a length of strong cord which might be useful should he be involved in any future attempt to escape capture by the enemy. All soldiers carried out their Commanding Officer's wish and the lanyard was worn by all ranks. Some weeks after the landings, Lieutenant Colonel Smallman-Tew, although wounded in the arm by a piece of shrapnel, elected to remain at duty and took it upon himself to take a newly joined officer, Lieutenant Much, to his Brigade Signal Section (K) at Le Mesnil. On 22 July 1944, on the journey by airborne jeep, Lieutenant Colonel Smallman-Tew , Lieutenant Much and their driver were killed when a German mortar shell hit their vehicle near Escoville. Lieutenant Colonel Smallman- Tew was extremely popular throughout the Regiment and the lanyard continued to be worn after his death as was his wish. The special camouflaged rigging lines were later obtained from RAF sources as it was traditional that each man plaited his own lanyard. After the war, the camouflaged rigging lines of the X type statichute were obtained from the manufacturers. Brigadier D A Pringle, who at the time was the Commanding Officer of 6th Airborne Divisional Signal Regiment, recalls that in 1947 he wrote to the GQ Parachute Company of Woking in an attempt to buy rigging line. The owners of the Company sent to the Regiment with their compliments and blessing, their entire residual stock as a present. The Regiment at this time was fortunate in that a Signalman who had been in the Merchant Navy was an expert at knotting. He soon became a one man lanyard factory. It was not unti1 1954 that an official request was made by 16th Independent Parachute Group Signal Squadron for the lanyard to be recognised officially. In the same year, the request was granted and the lanyard became formally recognised as an official embellishment and therefore became available from Ordnance sources. The lanyard has been proudly worn since 1944 by all ranks of airborne signals units in direct descent from 6th Airborne Divisional Signals in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Smallman-Tew. It continues to be worn today with equal pride by all signallers of 6th Field Force HQ and Signal Squadron. See: https://www.216parasigs.org.uk/history/appen5.htm G54.5
21st ( Empress of India's ) Lancers Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge In good condition with original slider. Two part construction with applied lower white metal pennants. 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 motto of the old 17th. K&K Vol 1 Fig. 797 refers C30
21st ( Empress of India\'s ) Lancers Other Ranks Bi-Metal EDVII Issue Cap Badge - 4 lugs In very good condition, a die cast bimetal cap badge with four original loops to the reverse. Two part construction with applied lower white metal pennants. A lovely badge. Scarce. 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 motto of the old 17th. K&K Vol 1 Fig. 797 refers F14.22
21st (Empress of India \'s) Lancers Victorian Mess Waiters Large Gilt Button Circa 27mm in diameter, semi domed with fixed shank to reverse, flat topped QVC crown and crossed lances with VRI monogram to centre. There would only have half a dozen or so mess room orderlies wearing these buttons and they would have been bought using Regimental funds. Minor service wear, gilt bright. Maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, 108 St Martin's Lane. London. Circa 1897 onwards only, as prior to 1897 the regiment were still designated as Hussars. Scarce button. G145.10
21st (Empress of India \'s) Lancers Victorian Mess Waiters Large Gilt Button Circa 27mm in diameter, semi domed with fixed shank to reverse, flat topped QVC crown and crossed lances with VRI monogram to centre. There would only have half a dozen or so mess room orderlies wearing these buttons and they would have been bought using Regimental funds. Minor service wear, gilt bright. Maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, 108 St Martin's Lane. London. Circa 1897 onwards only, as prior to 1897 the regiment were still designated as Hussars. Scarce button. G84.3
21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers Cast White Metal NCOs Rank Arm Badge - Stippled Version A semi die cast white metal arm badge, with a hollow behind the crown and with two original loops (n-s) to the reverse. This pattern is specifically described in Linaker and Dine on page 141 as having central stippling on the V, which splits and follows into the main leaves at the top of the letter. Circa 62mm tall and 34mm wide. In very good condition and scarce. Worn 1900 - 1929 only, from which time the 17/21L arm badge was adopted. Linaker & Dine Plate 44.1, Item D refers. D80.3
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. Coll.
21st Army Group (GHQ and L of C Troops) Printed Formation Sign, later British Troops in France Removed from uniform, In good condition, printed blue cross on a red shield. Some paper stuck to reverse. Comm PaLi
21st County of London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge Die cast in bronze with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn Circa 1908 - 1935, when they adopted a Royal Engineer uniform. In very good condition. Churchill Fig 1986 and p323 refer.
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 Coloured Art Postcard Tuck Oilette 9081 Postally used, Sent from one soldier to another as an Xmas card in 1905, Victoria (Australia) cancelled stamp and Melbourne Cancellation. Corner wear and a light central crease otherwise in reasonably good condition and a splendid image by the famous military artist Harry Payne. G148(2)
21st Lancers Large Pattern Brass Shoulder Title (not in Westlake) Circa 3.6cm wide and 1.8cm tall, with two original loops to reverse and maker marked F Narborough / Maker (only part visible due to the way it has stamped out) and Birmingham below (very feint). This pattern not listed in Westlake. F66.2
21st Lancers Officers Gilt and SIlver Plated Cap Badge, King\'s Crown Die cast with two original long loops to the reverse (some bending). Gilt with silver wash to bottom of each lance pennon. Gilt bright. The " VRI " cypher the crown and roman numerals " XXI " to the centre of a pair of crossed cavalry lances. A scarce badge. Worn 1902 - 1922. Comm DaMc (84)
21st Lancers Officers Gilt Medium Pattern Mounted Button Circa 15.5mm in diameter, central device mounted, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Son Ld. Gilt bright. Lovely. G145.8 To be posted 19th May
21st Lancers Officers OSD Bronze Cap 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
222nd (Derbyshire) Battery HAA / 262nd Heavy Anti Aircraft / 438th LAA Regiment Royal Artillery / Royal Engineers Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Designation Flash Patch Arm Badge In good condition, but mounted on a thin piece of card which in turn has a travel ticket stuck to reverse issued in Rabat (Morocco). The card and ticket with a tear otherwise the sign itself is in excellent bright condition. Became 438th LAA Squadron Royal Engineers in 1961. Whilst stationed in Malta in WW2, members of 222nd HAA Regiment RA as \"P \" Battery adopted the Maltese Cross on a shield vertically divided red and blue. Subsequent incarnations of this unit wore the same badge as the 262nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment and later 438th LAA Regiment Royal Artillery, which became Royal Engineers in 1961. Litchfield \"The Territorial Artillery 1908 - 1988\" fig 49 & BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5353 refer. Comm PaLi
227th Independent Infantry Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign A red anchor woven on a dark blue felt cloth rectangle. In very good condition. Became part of 15th Infantry Division in September 1943. Morris part 1, p66 figure 72 refers. D50.2
22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot Officers Large Pattern Gilt Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank (this bent), maker marked Firmin& Sons. 153 Strand, London. Gilt finish now mainly back to brass and with shank bent otherwise in good condition. Ripley No 109 refers Comm VSR
22nd Cheshire Regiment Bandsmans / Drummers Shoulder Belt / Pouch Badge - FN Birmingham - Unvoided Issue An excellent pouch badge, with two original loops. Post 1881 until amalgamation, found voided and unvoided, this being the latter. A large badge at 6.5cms tall. Maker marked FN Birm (Frank Narborough, Birmingham). The central device bearing the 22 in commutation of its pre 1881 status as the 22nd Regiment of Foot. Some loss of detail to high points of the central device from polishing and service wear other in good condition. See my item 63921 for the voided issue. Comm VSR
22nd Engineer Group (TA) Royal Engineers Northumbrian District Embroidered Formation Sign St Oswald's shield of Northumbria superimposed with a Royal Engineers Badge (9 flames) with the motto 'Ubique' below. Circa 5cm by 5.5cm. In very good condition. The unit was based initially in Newcastle, Sunderland and Gateshead, but on being moved to Nottingham in 1961 this badge passed to 28th Engineer Group who were northern based. BoBD No 5436 refers.
22nd Foot (Cheshire Regiment) Silver Regimental Medal of Merit In very good NEF condition with no edge knocks or polishing. Unnamed as issued. Issued in silver for 14 years good conduct. Such medals were replaced in the 1850s by the issue of the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Silver dark toned. Often found unofficially mounted with a suspender but this has not been so modified. Scarce. The 22nd Regiment of Foot (restyled as the Cheshire Regiment in 1881) was one of the very few British Infantry regiments to not qualify / earn the retrospective MGS Medal, or present at Waterloo. During the period of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the 22nd served in the West Indies from September 1793, where it took part in expeditions against Martinique, Saint Lucia, Guadeloupe, and Saint-Domingue. In January 1800 the regiment was briefly posted to South Africa, before moving to India, where it served at Bhurtpore in 1805 and at the Capture of Deig. In 1810, the regiment took part in the occupation of Mauritius. For their services during that period only 8 x \'All Ranks\' were alive to later claim their Army Of India medals with the clasp \'Capture of Deig\' It was only in 1843 during the Scinde Campaign, that the regiment first qualified as a unit to receive campaign medals in respect of their services at Meeanee & Hyderabad Basically, the paucity of campaign medals awarded to the 22nd Foot in the early 19th Century era, the series of regimental medals, were the only tangible means of recognising the individual services of long service veterans in the regiment. Obverse illustrating King George III receiving the medal from Colonel Crosbie on the terrace at Windsor, the castle in the background, inscribed \"ESTABLISHED UNDER ROYAL SANCTION\" above and dated \"1785\" below, engraver marked \"MOSSOP. P.\" on the edge of the platform that the King is standing upon, reverse inscribed \"REESTABLISHED BY COL: SIR H: GOUGH 1ST JANUARY 1820\" in the centre, surrounded by the inscription \"ORDER OF MERIT 22nd REGIMENT\", with crossed branches of oak leaves and acorns at the base, measuring 36 mm in diameter, hinged silver suspension bar with lightly soiled original white ribbon, extremely fine. The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. The regiment was expanded in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms by the linking of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot and the militia and rifle volunteers of Cheshire. The title 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment continued to be used within the regiment. On September 1, 2007, the Cheshire Regiment was merged with the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) and the Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales\'s) to form a new large regiment, the Mercian Regiment, becoming the 1st Battalion, Mercian Regiment. Balmer No R246 refers. Coll
22nd Foot (The Cheshire Regiment) Other Ranks Brass Glengarry Badge An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in yellow brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted east-west. In very good condition. K&K Vol 1 No 455 refers D80.3
22nd Queen \'s Westminster Rifle Volunteer Corps White Metal Pouch Badge 22nd Queen \'s Westminster 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.
22nd Regiment of Foot (Cheshire Regiment) Other Ranks Collar Badge, 1872 - 1879 A rare find, a numerical collar badge in brass, with two loops to the reverse (n-s), bottom lug misshaped but functional. Circa 1.8cms tall. Exactly the same as the one depicted in Churchill. It was worn from 1872 until 1879, when it was replaced by the item listed above. Churchill No 615 refers. Comm VSR
22nd Regiment of Foot (Cheshire Regiment) Other Ranks Collar Badge, 1879 - 1881 Another rare find, a voided collar badge with 22 to the centre of a wreath all within an eight-pointed star. in brass with two large brass loops to the reverse (e-w). The badge appears to have been laquered. Circa 2.4cms across. Worn only for three years from 1879 until 1881. Churchill No 616 refers. Comm VSR
23rd Battalion The London Regiment Bi Metal Collar Badge, Kings Crown A King's Crown bi-metal collar badge for the 23rd Battalion London Regt. With sweat holes to the reverse. Voided crown and the variety with "1900 -02" on the scroll. In good condition complete with original lugs. Churchill No 1989 refers. Comm StWi (154a)
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 Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) No 1 Dress Large Pattern Collar Badge In good condition. Tape to reverse to strengthen neck of grenade. Worn in facing pairs from 1874 - 1880 with the rank badge on the high collar. Churchill No 637 refers. Comm LGJR Sold to TM
23rd London Armoured Car Company Bi-Metal Cap Badge A scarce short-lived bi-metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Also styled as the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters). In very good condition with no damage to end of rifles. According to Gaylor this pattern of badge was worn between 1938 - 1939 only (text facing Plate 34). K&K Vol 2 No 2289 refers. D80.5
23rd London Regiment / 42nd Royal Tank Regiment (RTR)Regimental Flash Slip on Slide Worn yellow over blue, has seen a bit of wear but in overall good condition. Label identifying it, easily removed. Worn during WW2 and on and off again until 1961. Comm DaSm BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5278 refers. Sold to PL
23rd London Regiment Bi-coloured Anodised Cap Badge - Gaunt London Queen\'s crown, with original slider to the reverse maker marked JR Gaunt London. Slight wear to slider, otherwise in excellent condition.
23rd London Regiment Officers Frosted Silver Plate and Gilt Cap Badge, Queen\'s Crown A stunning cap badge die cast and of two part riveted construction. on original long silvered loops. No damage or wear, near mint. K&K Vol2 No 2425 refers. Comm StWi (1)
23rd London Regiment White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform in very good condition. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
24 Engineer Group (Territorial Sappers) Printed 1st pattern Formation Sign Printed example removed from uniform and folded over for wear. It displays the 55th (West Lancashire) Division's badge on RE colours. Worn from September 1947 - July 1951 only, a scarce title. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5440 / Morris p32 Comm StWi (372)
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. Coll
24th Foot (2nd Warwickshire Regiment) Other Ranks Waist Belt Clasp (WBC), 1855-71 Victorian 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment, other ranks two part brass waist belt clasp 1855-1871. The clasp is in heavy gauge brass of standard 1855 pattern, central ’24’ on a lined ground, on the circle, ‘2nd Warwickshire Regiment’, Some service wear otherwise in good overall condition. Scarce. A128.4
24th Lancers Officer\'s Large Gilt Button - 1970\'s reproduction 24th Lancers Large Gilt Button, 26mm in diameter, fixed shank. Just the words Gaunt, London in a circle. steel back. Gaunt is weakly struck and G and T almost missing. Made in the 1970s for collectors. This style of naming is found on later anodised buttons not WW1 and WW2 issue. An interesting discussion thread on these reproductions can be found at: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15000&highlight=24th+lancers+button Similar reproductions in 1970s were made for the 27th Lancers and a host of other regiments. This button is not for sale, it is listed here for information purposes to inform my fellow collectors about such reproductions.
25th County of London (Cyclist) Battalion, The London Regiment Set of Officers Buttons Three officers buttons, all different sizes, as follows: Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London England. Gilt. Very good condition. Large pattern. Circa 20mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked I & B Pearse & Co, Silver plated. Dark toned but in very good condition. Medium pattern. Circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Gilt. Some minor twisting to shank otherwise in good condition. Cap button. G84.6
26 Armoured Engineer Squadron Royal Engineers Woven Dark Blue on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. Some glue / bluetack traces to reverse. In overall good condition. This has square ends so seems to suggest it predates the rounded ended guards pattern given to them as a battle honour distinction for assisting the Guards at Dunkirk in 1940. Comm GrH
26 Armoured Engineer Squadron Royal Engineers Woven Dark Blue on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. Some white bluetack traces to reverse. In very good condition. Round ends allowed for this unit as a battle honour / distinction for assisting the Guards at Dunkirk in 1940. See item 60938 for a version with square ends. Comm GrH
264th Field Regiment Royal Artillery Supplementary Arm Title 7th London Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title 264th Field Regiment Royal Artillery supplementary arm title - yellow embroidered 7th LONDON on navy (almost black) rectangle. Some edge wear otherwise in good condition. Scarce.
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
27th Royal Engineers Group Yellow on Blue Printed Cloth Formation Sign Designation Flash Removed from uniform, a bit faded but in good condition, some traces of glue to reverse. This was a TA unit part of London District. Calico printed. Approved 1951. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5452 refers. Comm PaLi
28 - The Royal First Devonshire Yeomanry ( Hussars ) Wore a simple King 's crown bronze Royal Crest. In 1920 the Regiment merged with the Royal North Devonshire Hussars. This unit was 28th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1831. K&K Vol 1 No 1453 refers. Currently out of stock
286 (Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (TA) AA Anodised Aluminum Staybrite Cap Badge A scarce Herts & Beds Territorial Army unit anodised aluminum cap badge for The Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry with a slider fastening (marked Smith & Wright Ltd). In very good condition with no damage. K&K No 2324 refers. Comm GM
28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot, Mess Waiter\'s Button, per 1881 Circa 26mm in diameter, open backed with fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand & 13 Conduit Street, London. Gilt back to the copper, looks like it has been aggressively cleaned which has damaged the overall finish and sharpness of the detail. Shank also looks a little damaged but still functional. Poor condition reflected in price. Comm GM
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 Brass Cap Badge In gilding metal with sharp detail and with original slider to reverse. Verdigris reaction behind slider otherwise in very good condition. 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. Comm TeMo
28th Foot (1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment / Glosters) Large Pattern Other Ranks Brass Glengarry Badge An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in a gorgeous yellow brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted north / south. One of the nicest examples I have ever seen. K&K Vol 1 No 466 refers. D80.3 Sold to RL
29 - Duke of York \'s Own Loyal Suffolk Hussars Yeomanry ( Territorial ) Brass Shoulder Title This unit was 29th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1831. K&K Vol 1 No 1455 refers.
29th (North Middlesex) Rifle Volunteer Corps Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and blank reverse. Brass dark toned otherwise in very good condition. Post 1908 they became the 19th London Regiment. Worn 1880 - 1908. Comm DaSm
29th Battalion (Irish Horse) Imperial Yeomanry (IY) Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge Scarce brass cap badge with correct solid construction with 4 of 4 original loops to reverse. Slight stain to one shamrock otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1900 - 1908. K&K Vol1 1405 refers. Comm VSR
29th Independent Infantry Brigade Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign In unissued condition. Most likely a 1950s Korean War era issue for which the 29th Independent Infantry Brigade was reformed as part of United Nations forces and completed operations in Korean in November 1951. This badge is the same as that worn by the 29th Independent Brigade group during the Second World War. The circle was said to represent the \'O\' of General Oliver Leese, who was the first commander of the formation.
2G - 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Blackened Brass Shoulder Title Cast with two integral loops to the reverse. As worn 1924 - 1952. In good condition. DRW 58 Sold to Andrew
2GR 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officer\'s Pouch Badge Die cast blackened and of UK manufacture with two original long screw posts one with its original fastening nut. Same size as the cap badge but worn by officer\'s on the pouch. This pouch badge was worn by officers, the RSM and the Bugle Major from 1911 - 1994. It has not been overly polished and retains is factory black oxidised finish. Gurkha Museum Publication \"Insignia of The 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles)\" (Jan 1999 edition) Figure 2GR B5 p24 refers. Comm GM (EB) Sold to JS
2GR 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officer\'s Shoulder Belt Plate & Unique Regimental Pattern Whistle Boss and Chain, QEII issue Comm GM (EB) Sold to JS
2GR 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officer\'s Silvered Matched Pair of Mess Dress Collar Badges - Firmin An attractive unmarked silver pair of matched collar badges with silvered loops and both maker marked Firmin London. Circa 23mm tall. Gurkha Museum Publication \"Insignia of The 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles)\" (Jan 1999 edition) Figure 2GR B5 p24 refers. Comm GM (EB) Sold to JS
2GR 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles All Ranks Embroidered Cloth Track Suit badge Embroidered cloth, black on red, circa 7.5cm in diameter. Some minor wear otherwise in good condition. Introduced in 1974. DRW 49
2GR 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Other Ranks Cloth Diceboard Ribbon for the Soldiers Kilmarnock Cap Single piece in a loop for wear on this distinctive Gurkha cap, circa 48cm in length. In very good condition. DRW 48
2GR 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Other Ranks Cloth Diceboard Ribbon for the Soldiers Kilmarnock Cap Single piece of this distinctive Gurkha cap ribbon, circa 49.5cm in length. In very good unworn condition. When worn on the cap typically 48cms in diameter is required. DRW
2GR 2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Other Ranks Cloth Diceboard Ribbon for the Soldiers Kilmarnock Cap Single piece of this distinctive Gurkha cap ribbon, circa 49.5cms in length. In very good unworn condition. When worn on the cap typically 48cms in diameter is required. DRW
2GR Cap Badge Comm GM (EB)
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 (Nyasaland Battalion) Kings African Rifles ( KAR ) Brass Cap Badge, Queens Crown - Firmin Die struck brass (more copper in colour) badge with original slider to the reverse, maker marked Firmin London. In very good condition. Circa 4.3cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 1794 refers. G95.5 Sold to Mr EB
2nd (Nyasaland) Battalion KAR King\'s African Rifles Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge King\'s Crown Die struck, UK made gilding metal cap badge, with two original loops to the reverse (one loop has sprung open but still functional). Queen\'s Crown - worn 1953 - 1963 only. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 1794 refers. Coll
2nd (Nyasaland) Battalion KAR King\'s African Rifles White Metal Cap Badge Queen\'s Crown A die cast, UK made example in white metal with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn 1953 - 1963. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 446. Coll Posted www.royalmail.com tracking: RF505952126GB
2nd (Percy) Northumberland Artillery QVC White Metal Helmet Plate A cracking example with all fiddly bits present and correct. Three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Coll
2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks Small Pattern White Metal Field Service Cap and Collar Badge Set A good matching set, all the same collar badge size, but the vertical one as worn in the field service cap with St George facing left and the horizontal facing pair as worn on the collar by other ranks of the 2nd and 3rd Volunteer Battalions. Northumberland Fusiliers, 1895 - 1902 for the cap and until 1908 for the collar badges (and potentially until 1914 by their Territorial Battalion successors). 2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers Facing Pair of White Metal Collar Badges A good facing pair, not an exact match but display well. Worn 1897 - 1908 and potentially by Territorials until 1914. Col D Wood (2nd Edn) Nos 200 & 256 refers Comm GrSt (25/26)
2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions / Territorial Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks White Metal Fusilier Cap Grenade Die stamped in white metal with two original long copper loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 9.7cms tall. Worn from 1886 - 1939. Col D R Wood (2nd Edn) No 76 refers. Comm GrSt (53)
2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers Facing Pair of White Metal Collar Badges A good facing pair, not an exact match but display well. Worn 1897 - 1908 and potentially by Territorials until 1914. Col D Wood (2nd Edn) No 256 refers Comm GrSt (22)
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 ranks small pattern 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. Col D Wood (2nd Edn) No 200 refers. Comm FB. Sold to CW
2nd 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) small bronze badge A very small Indian made cast bronze badge with two original reasonably long loops to reverse.. Circa 2cms wide and 1.2cms tall. In very good condition and scarce. Gurkha Museum \"Insignia of the 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles)\" p97, ref 2GR N4 refers (but attributes its use as \'unknown\'). Comm GM (EB) Sold to JS
2nd Administrative Battalion Northumberland Rifle Volunteers (Muscians) Shako / Forage Cap Badge A die struck white metal badge of two-part construction with two original dark toned loops to the reverse with a bugle hanging from a Victorian Crown and within the strings a numeral 2. Circa 5.1cms tall. Worn circa 1870 - 1878. Rare. Col D Wood (2nd Edn) No 99 refers, but not illustrated. Comm GrSt (30).
2nd Anglo-Boer War Silver Leaves Art Card - To My Dear Brother Everlasting Silver Leaves From Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa. The silvered leaves are in good condition, with a stamped picture of army lines and blockhouses. In good overall condition and scarce. One leave looks like it has lost an edge otherwise all in good condition. \"Everlasting\" real leaves, certainly still good after 120 years! Rare in this condition. Coll
2nd Anglo-Boer War Silver Leaves Art Card - To My Dear Sister Everlasting Silver Leaves From Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa. The silvered leaves are in good condition, with a stamped ink picture of South Africa\'s national flower, The King Protea. In good overall condition and scarce. \"Everlasting\" real leaves, certainly still good after 120 years! Rare in this condition. There is also a sepia photo of 5th Royal Lancers charge at Elandslaagte. This picture has faded with time. See also my item 66396. Coll
2nd Battalion (Southampton) Hants Hampshire Rifle Volunteer Corps (RVC) White Metal Pouch Badge Good, rare white metal Victorian pouch badge with two original long screw posts to reverse. Worn on the grey uniform prior to 1877. Comprising the coat of arms of Southampton. Measures 45mm x 57mm. Ref Woods Book 2 p52 item 3.24. Sadly one flag at the top of the mast on the left is missing, but does not detract greatly as it is a rare item. Sold as seen. Comm AdSm
2nd Battalion Band The Lincolnshire Regiment Musicians Brass Metal Foreign Helmet Pagri Badge A die struck two-part construction brass unvoided example with two original loops (north -south) to the reverse. The centre disc is in a yellow brass and has been inserted and braised into a copper coloured brass star with King\'s Crown above. A reasonably large badge at circa 5.8cms tall. Initially a bit of a puzzle but as usual the BMBF came to the rescue where it is identified as the headdress badge worn by the Band of the 2nd Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment in Bermuda just prior to WW1 and was worn in the sun / tropical helmet as a pagri badge. See here: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6852 Coll
2nd Battalion Dorset Regiment BCOF Pair of Theatre Made Shoulder Titles A Scarce matching pair cut from original battledress tunic. Some hints / traces of white blanco to the lettering as was common practice. In very good condition. Worn only 1946 - 1948 by the 2nd Battalion of the Dorset Regiment in Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces (BCOF), 5th Infantry Brigade. Their task involved dismantling the Japanese war machine, disposal of war stores, monitoring the Japanese elections in 1946, repatriation of POWs, patrols to prevent smuggling and illegal entry. etc. BoBD (J Mills) No 3819 refers. Comm GrH
2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment Brunswick Star Officer \'s Bronze OSD Forage Cap Badge / Collar - Jennens Small bronze diecast collar badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Carries the title "2nd Bn Manchester Regiment" in the circle strap and Maker marked " J & Co " which dates it to between 1902 and 1922. Circa 3.3cm tall. In very good condition. Churchill confirms this was unofficially worn by the regiment, usually encountered of Indian manufacture, but this one is UK made. Churchill No 1536 refers. C13.21
2nd Battalion Northumberland Home Guard Formation Designation And Shoulder Title Set Totally original and removed from uniform, all came together. Tatty from wear, but ND seems particularly hard to come by. 1st pattern embroidered St Oswalds Shields as worn by Home Guard units in Northumberland. Coll. Sold to CT
2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment Flash Merrow edged example, unissued condition but folded through the centre. Comm PaLi
2nd Battalion Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment Victorian Shoulder Title A scarce one piece brass Other Ranks Shoulder Title Worn pre 1898 with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Westlake No 736 refers.
2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment Officers Gilt and Silver Plate Collar Badge, Left Facing - Gaunt London Of die cast two part construction, the silver plate all dark toned and gilt dulled but with two original loops and maker marked JR Gaunt London. In good condition otherwise. This particular issue from 1964-1970 and worn uniquely by officers of the Regiment\'s 2nd Battalion. The Royal Anglian Regiment was formed on 1st September 1964 as the first of the new large infantry regiments, through the amalgamation of the four regiments of the East Anglian Brigade: 1st (Norfolk and Suffolk) Battalion from the 1st Battalion of the 1st East Anglian Regiment (Royal Norfolk and Suffolk) 2nd (Duchess of Gloucester\'s Own Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire) Battalion – 1st Battalion, 2nd East Anglian Regiment (Duchess of Gloucester\'s Own Royal Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire) 3rd (16th/44th Foot) Battalion – 1st Battalion, 3rd East Anglian Regiment (16th/44th Foot) 4th (Leicestershire) Battalion – 1st Battalion, Royal Leicestershire Regiment. Coll
2nd Battalion Royal Devonshire Regiment Embroidered Red on Green Cloth Shoulder Title Rounded Guards fashion. Slight edge nick otherwise in very good condition. Comm GrH
2nd Battalion Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Other Ranks Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked H & W Towell, 10 Argyll Place, London, W. Other Ranks quality button, with some wear but still a scarce button and a scarce retailer / maker. This pattern of button was worn by Officers and men of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry c.1914. Comm AdSm Comm AdSm
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 Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Sergeants and Pipers White Metal Glengarry Badge A large-pattern, die struck white metal, glengarry badge as worn by sergeants and pipers of the 2nd Battalion of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) with two original lug fastenings (east and west) in very good condition with all the fiddly bits present and correct. Circa 79mm wide (just over 3 inches) x 67mm high. Gaylor confirms the sergeants and 2nd Battalion pipers wore a pattern 3 inches wide as opposed to 2.5 inches / 5.9cm wide as in the case of those worn by Other Ranks. Bloomer claims also worn by officers in this size, but most probably such badges would have been of silver and die cast. K&K No 1989 / Bloomer book 2, reference 104 refers. Comm DaMc (11)
2nd Battalion The Devon Regiment / Croix De Guerre Ribbon Flash Battledress Combination A white on red embroidered cloth shoulder title above a French medal decoration ribbon for the Croix de Guerre sewn to its original battledress cloth section. Two small pin prick holes in the title otherwise in good condition. The Battalion was awarded the French Croix de Guerre Medal on 28th May 1918 for its ordered last stand at Bois de Butte on gthe Seine in order to enable the British Army to stabilise the front line following heavy German attacks. The Battalion lost 23 officers aned 528 Other Ranks killed, wounded, missing or taken Prisoner of War. Comm GrH
2nd Battalion The Middlesex Regiment Bi Metal Bandsmans Musicians Pouch Badge A post 1881 die cast badge of two-part construction with two original dark loops to the reverse. Some loss of detail to coronet from polishing otherwise in very good condition. Crica 4.5cms tall. Scarce. Comm RoHa (B3)
2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment / 64th Brigade / 19th Indian Division Insignia Combination (14th Army, Burma) A yellow dagger and arm on a red square, removed from uniform, with a stitched in back panel. Has seen some service wear, but colours still reasonably bright. Good condition overall together with a woven shoulder title for the Worcestershire Regiment. Known as the Dagger Division, it was the 19th who, after severe fighting established the Irrawaddy bridgehead and went on to liberate Mandalay. See here for a history of this key battalion\'s role in the Division: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/burma_2nd_Bn_part1 Comm GM
2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment Matched Pair of Other Ranks Victorian Collar Badges Matched Pair, with original dark toned loops and braising / sweat holes to the reverse. As worn from 1983 - 1901 and unique to the 2nd Battalion. Scarce. Churchill No 1552 refers. Comm BoHa (62)
2nd Brigade (Gosport, Hampshire) South Division Royal Artillery Militia Other Ranks QVC Brass Helmet Plate, 1881 - 1889 In excellent condition with all fiddly bits present and correct. Three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Comm AdSm
2nd Corps Polish Badge Officers Armoured Training School Gallipoli Italy 1946 you are correct in stating that it should be numbered, pages 566-567 of the Wojciechowski and Sawicki show their badge has being numbered. But it might be one that was not numbered or issued and was just left over surplus, no one can say for sure what the reason was for this. Best offers by email only please. Bank transfer or cheque payment only. Given its value, I would prefer to post this to a UK address only. Comm BoHa
2nd Corps Silk Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform, a small sign with a red fish on blue and white wavy bands. Davis No 48 refers (He describes this as very rare) Comm StWi
2nd Corps Silk Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Comm PaLi
2nd Dragoon Guards ( The Queen's Bays ) Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge A gilding metal cap badge, with good detail, original slider but some verdigris to the reverse which is showing very slight to the front. Can be stopped with a wipe of WD40! 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 (Bays) Officers Gilt Buttons Set A set of three patterns in matching fire gilt, mounted central devices and all made by Jennens & Co London. Kings Crown, but I understand Jennens stopped making buttons in 1912 so pre WW1. The small cap button with fixed shank, the medium pattern shoulder chain / epaulette button with correct screw fitting and holder and the large pattern with POW feathers and fixed shank to reverse. In stunning condition. G145.1
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen\'s Bays) QVC Victorian Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter, floating shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Some polishing to highpoints otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. This pattern is shown in Ripley with a King\'s crown only as worn from 1902. The earlier pattern (his item 17) is of a different design, but he claims worn until 1902. So I am not sure from what point this button was actually worn, but given the QVC crown it must also be pre 1902. Any information welcome. Ripley No 18 refers (but K/C).
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) Gilding Metal Cap Badge In very good condition with original slider and strengthening bar behind the crown. King’s crown. A very pleasing example. Coll
2nd Dragoons - Royal Scots Greys (RSG) 4 Buttons, including a Pipers Button Four different patterns, large (26mm) and medium (19mm) pattern anodised gold colour buttons, fixed shanks and maker marked Buttons Ltd, Birmingham, an officer's small gilt mess dress button (15mm in diameter), open backed, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co, London (dates it to pre 1924), and finally a medium pattern anodised silver button (16mm), fixed shank and maker marked Firmin London. D65.6
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. Coll
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) Bandsmans Brass Cap badge Brass die struck cap badge with original slider to the reverse worn by Bandsmen of the Regiment. A small fused grenade. This pattern unique to Royal Scots Greys. In very good condition. K&K Vol 2 No 1889 refers. G149.2
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Loops An early pattern with two original loops as opposed to a slider. Very sharp detail. The loops appear to be very neat replacements. No signs of a slider ever having been fitted. Coll
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) Tucks Oilette Coloured Art Postcard postally used, GV stamp, message to reverse a messy and some corner wear to all corners otherwise in good condition and a good study of the Trumpeters of the regiment in Review Order by the famous military artist Harry Payne. Note the running horse back badge on the Trumpeter's bearskin. The final photo shows an actual badge as worn but listed for sale elsewhere.
2nd Dragoons Royal Scots Greys Silver Plated and Gilt NCOs Cap Badge Of superior quality with evidence of silver plating on the lugs so most likely a senior NCOs cap badge. With two original loops to the reverse. Gilt overlaid scroll. In good condition. K&K Vol1 No 752 refers. Comm StWi (31)
2nd Gurkha Rifles This is a rather scarce Ex-British Gurkha Regiment Badge A Badge of the 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) to be worn on both Officer\'s Cross Belt... This is a Large Size Badge in 2-3/4\" x 4-1/4\".... Cast Metal with 3 Screw Fixing...
2nd Gurkha Rifles Matched Pair of Embroidered Red on Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Titles A good looking pair, in very good condition. As worn by Col DR Wood, 2nd Gurkhas. Jon Mills BoBD No 4745 refers. DRW 18
2nd KEO Gurkha Rifles Officers Silver Plated Wolseley Sun Helmet Cap Badge An attractive die cast silver plated cap badge as worn by British Officers on the white Wolesley Tropical Sun Helmet from 1931 to 1941; and also as a trial pattern (not adopted in the end) for Gurkha Officers in 1962. In very good condition with sharp detail and two long silver plated loops to the reverse. See the Gurkha Museum publication: "Insignia of the 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)" Item 2GR D9 (p37) refers. Coll
2nd King Edward 7th Own Gurkha (Goorkha) Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles ) Major - General \'s Camouflage Rank Slide, pre 1994 2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ), senior officer Major General Camouflage Rank Slide, pre 1994. In un-issued condition. A135
2nd King Edward 7th 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 7th Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Lieutenant - Colonel 's Rank Slide, pre 1994 Second Goorkhas. In excellent unworn condition. Coll
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 Ghurka Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) Black metal cast pouch badge with 2 nut and bolt fixings to reverse. Ref as K&K Vol2 2074 but pouch
2nd King Edward VII\'s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) Mess Ornament made from Silver Plated Regimental Bugle - Potter London An unusual possibly unique item to the regiment, beautifully engraved and as originally used by the buglers of the 2nd Battalion of the Regiment before being cut down as a table ornament. Maker marked with the famous maker mark of military musical instruments, Potters of London. Centre has been lead filled to give it weight. King\'s crown and in very good condition with no dings or dents. Regret that unable to post overseas on account of its weight. Comm GM (EB)
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 Sold to Mr EB
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Kings Crown Lieutenant Colonels Rank Insignia Set As worn on battledress. Pre 1952. In very good condition. DRW 59
2nd King Edward VIIs 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 VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles ( The Sirmoor Rifles ) Track Suit Embroidered Badge, pre 1994 In unissued condition. Worn pre 1994. Coll
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Side Cap with Full Colonel/Brigadier Cap Badge A fine senior officer's side cap in rifle green with black piping and 2GR horn buttons to front of the peak. Maker's label Walter Barnard & Son, 9 Saville Row (London) W.1. Embroidered bullion and silk cap badge (QE2 crown) for full Colonel and Brigadiers. Worn by Colonel D.R. Wood, late 2GR 1972-73. In extremely good condition with little signs of wear. Fairly unique and scarce. DRW 85
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) All Ranks Stable Belt - Regimental Colours An All Ranks stable belt in unissued condition, not often encountered. Introduced in1965 and worn until 1994. Green central strip bordered with two red stripes and black coloured outer stripes. Directly from a former officer of the regiment who was instrumental in both its design and introduction. DRW 79
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Green Forage / Service Dress (SD) Cap with Full Colonel/Brigadier Cap Badge Rifle Regiments forage cap with brown leather inner welt, black patent leather peak and chinstrap. The peak has black embroidery to denote Field Officer. 2GR black horn buttons to side. Scarlet band and embroidered bullion cap badge (QEII crown) for the rank of full Colonel / Brigadier. Maker marked Herbert Johnson, new Bond Street. One moth nip to rim of front of cap top (see photo) and a slight split in black piping adjacent to the bullion badge otherwise in very good condition. Worn by Colonel D.R. Wood, late 2GR 1972-73. Fairly unique and scarce. Will only post to a UK address unless agreed first by email. DRW 86
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Gurkha Side Cap This pattern of side cap or 'fore and aft' cap was worn only by officers of 2GR, from the early 1930s until 1994. Rifle Green with two original 2GR black horn buttons to front and an officer's corded boss badge with the PoW of the 2GR. The property of a senior officer of the Regiment, who retired in 1973. Full biography to be provided to buyer. The side cap boss badge has a fuller shape but is circa 2.5cm in diameter and smaller than the beret corded bobble listed below, which is 3cm in diameter. Some sun fade to the red of the boss cord and some old mildew stains to inside of liner otherwise in very good condition with no moth and all fittings and linings present. Please note the display head is not included in the sale. DRW 83
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officers Beret All Ranks Army Rifle Green beret issue made by British Fez Company, dated 1953. Fitted with an officer's cap badge with the beret pattern bobble / boss and the Prince of Wales's feathers of the 2GR in silver plate. The beret bobble is flatter and larger than the side cap boss badge at circa 3cm in diameter. The side cap boss badge has a fuller shape but is circa 2.5cm in diameter (see item listed above). In very good condition. The property of the Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion of the 2nd (KEO) Gurkha Rifles, 1968 - 1970. Retired 1973. Full biography to be provided to buyer. Please note the display head is not included in the sale. DRW 82
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Officers Forage / SD Cap A superb Rifle Regiments' Officers Felt Forage / Service Dress Cap to the 2nd Gurkha Rifles. The felt cloth is unique to rifle regiments (other line regiments forage caps were made from Barathea cloth, a closely woven cloth with a slight diagonal weave appearance). To the centre is a large size boss badge for the 2GR bearing a silver plated PoW feathers. The cord boss is circa 3.3cm in diameter, and larger again than both the side cap and beret boss bobbles listed for sale below. Original black horn 2GR cap buttons to sides, black patent leather strap (some crazing). No moth or colour fade to boss badge. Hat is in great shape. Owner claims made by Walter Barnard & Son, 9 Saville Row, London (original branded brown paper bag, torn, accompanies the hat). The initials of the owner arepierced neatly into the inside leather welt "DRW". Worn by this officer from circa 1950s to 1972. The property of a senior officer of the Regiment, who retired in 1973. Full biography to be provided to buyer. Please note the display head is not included in the sale. Will only post to a UK address unless agreed first by email. DRW 84
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles) Unusual White Plaster Cast of Mess Servants Badge, 1940 - 1947 Circa 4.5cms in diameter, a plaster disc, presumably produced as a master for a metal die stamp and a unique and unusual item from the collection of a former senior officer of the Regiment. It is similar in design to the Mess Servants Badge worn in the period 1940-1947 as per the dimensions of the badge described as Item J11 in the Gurkha Museum Insignia book for this regiment (a copy of this page will be supplied). Sold to JS
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) Officers 2 Part Bronze Cap Badge - 2nd Battalion - c.1883 - 1911 Die cast with two original loops to the reverse of each. A similar one is featured on page 33 (figure D5B) of Insignia of the regiment as published by the Gurkha regiment (copy to be provided of the relevant page). As worn by officers of the 2nd battalion on the white helmet, service dress and forage caps. From the collection of a senior Gurkha officer. Rare. DRW 44 On hold for TF
2nd King Edward VIIs 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. 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 Kukri on its cap badge. A post WW2 example. DRW 46
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Regiment Officers Pouch Belt Badge An Officer's silver plated pouch belt plate circa 1953 - 1960. This is the scarce short-lived pattern with no King's crown borne on the plate between the ERI monogram and the Queen's Crown. With backing plate, three of three original screw posts, washers and three mismatched retaining nuts. Some dark toning and a small bit of damage to the right hand tip of the bottom scroll where the silver scroll overlay has been removed, hard to spot and an easy repair for a silversmith if you are inclined to have it restored to its full glory. The owner's name scratched to both faces of the backing plate, 'D R Wood'. Circa 11cm tall. A lovely item and scarce. DRW 9
2nd King Edward VIIs Own Gurkha Rifles Regiment Officers Regimental Shoulder Flash Designation A much smaller diceboard pattern than found on the forage cap band, with four press studs to reverse. for wear on the arm. Worn circa 1944 - 1947. DRW 27
2nd Life Guards GV Bronze Cap Badge - Blades A die struck bronze cap badge on blades. Some wear to blades but otherwise in good condition. Worn 1902 - 1922. Comm StWi (21)
2nd Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge An early WW1 GV pattern cap badge worn from 1913 onwards with original slider to the reverse. A good striking but with traces of dry polish and also some detail to the crown polished. Scarce. The First and Second Life Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards ( 1st & 2nd ). K&K Vol 1, Fig. 728 refers. D13.11
2nd Life Guards GV Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge A die struck cap badge on two blades. Other ranks also wore this badge with blades. In good condition with sharp detail. The First and Second Life Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form The Life Guards ( 1st & 2nd ). K&K Vol 1, Fig. 728 refers. B54.7
2nd North York Volunteers QVC Victorian Large Pattern White Metal Button Circa 23.5mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked G & H Bullivant, Birmingham. Oxidised silver plate finish with sharp detail and in very good condition. Became a Volunteer Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment in 1883. Officer quality. Scarce. Howard Ripley\'s Rifle Volunteer Buttons 1859-1908 identifies it as 2nd Admin. Bn. (then 2nd Corps) North Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers. 1860: 2nd Admin. Bn. (Malton). 1880: 2nd Corps (Scarborough). 1883: 2nd V.B. Princess of Wales\'s Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Comm GM www.royalmail.com tracking reference: LB530408083GB
2nd Oxfordshire Rifle Volunteers Officer's Waist Belt Clasp A scarce officer's white metal / silver washed waist belt clasp (WBC) with matching benchmarks to each part on the reverse (three lines). The number "2" to the centre of a strung bugle horn within a circlet bearing the title, "Oxfordshire Rifle Volunteers ", with rococo swirls and squared belt loops to each end. A lovely item. The 2nd Oxfordshire Rifle Volunteers were formed 1860, became a VB of the Oxfordshire LI in 1881; and were redesignated as the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry in 1887. HQ Oxford, post 1908 became the 4th Battalion (TF) Oxfordshire Light Infantry. E1.1
2nd Oxfordshire Rifle Volunteers Other Ranks White Metal Helmet Plate One piece die stamped with voided centre and with its three original and dark toned loops to the reverse. Circle of green felt backing cloth behind an Ox crossing a ford (cloth a later addition for display). In very good condition and scarce. B33.1
2nd Oxfordshire Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge A die stuck white metal cap badge with two original loops (east - west) to the reverse. A circular tablet 2md V.B. to the centre below the bugle strings Sharp detail. A scarce pre 1908 cap badge. E1.2
2nd Phase Home Guard Bronze Mufti Lapel Pin Badge A fairly large badge as lapel badges go, with original pin fittings to the reverse. Circa 4cms tall. In very good condition and scarce. H28.1
2nd Port Task Force Royal Engineers Woven Formation Sign Flash Designation A woven example of the yellow whale on blue and white waves. In very good condition and quite scarce. See Morris Part 2, page 38 figure 15 for identification. Comm ViCr
2nd Regiment of Foot (Queens Royal) Medium Pattern Other Ranks Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmins ld, London. Dark toned brass otherwise in good condition. Comm DaSm
2nd Regiment of Foot (Queens Royal) Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button, pre 1881 Circa 24mm in diameter, floating shank, blank reverse. Dark toned brass otherwise in very good condition. After 1881 styled as the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Ripley No 87 refers. Comm DaSm
2nd Regiment of Foot (Queens Royal) Small Pattern Mess Waiters Gilt Button Circa 16mm in diameter, an early semi flat button with fixed shank and maker marked Firmin London. Worn circa 1835 onwards. QVC crown. Some stains to gilt finish but generally in good condition. Comm DaSm
2nd South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers ( RVC ) Officers Large Button - Scarce maker Outfitter / maker marked : J Ascher London. Blackened brass button with strong fixed shank. Some wear to finish on highpoints. Good condition. Circa 23mm in diameter. Coll
2nd Volunteer Battalion (VB) The Gloucestershire Regiment QVC Victorian Other Ranks Helmet Plate A black finish (gloss) to front with some wear to highpoints creating an attractive patina. Three of three original loops to the reverse. Red felt backing a recent addition for display. In very good condition. Worn circa 1887 - 1902.
2nd Volunteer Battalion (VB) The Manchester Regiment Other Ranks Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge for the 2nd volunteer battalion of The Manchester Regiment with two dark toned loop fastenings (east and west). HQ at Manchester. A good colour, correctly found in Bi-Metal, no feet to loops, correct underscore under the \'nd\' of 2nd. Some loss of detail to the three stripes on the shield from polishing and service wear. The most numerous of the Manchester Volunteer Battalion badges as also the most numerous and popular. A genuine example of this heavily reproduced badge. Gaylor plate 25 refers. Comm DaMc (25)
2nd Volunteer Battalion East Kent Regiment NCO \'s Pouch Badge, 1880 - 1883 Bi Metal die struck two part construction pouch or shoulder belt plate badge in blackened brass and white metal. Two original screw posts to the reverse and an oval disc with the maker's details Hobson & Son, 13 & 5 Lexington Street, London W. There is minor service wear and the bottom left securing weld of the centre has lifted, but it does not detract. Scarce item. Reserved for LM Only worn for three years. 4th Administrative Battalion became the 2nd VB in 1880 and then was redesignated as the 1st VB East Kent Regiment in 1883. HQ at Canterbury. Westlake " Directory of Rifle Volunteers " page 27 refers. B12.1
2nd Volunteer Battalion East Lancashire Regiment Collar Badges - South Africa Scrolls As worn for a short period only from 1905 onwards. Two die struck collar badges, good match from front, slightly different shape to loops on the reverse when compared to the other. Loops present and original. Good sharp detail. This pattern with the rose the correct way up. Scarce. Churchill No 867 refers. Comm FB
2nd Volunteer Battalion East Lancashire Regiment White Metal Cap Badge - South Africa Scroll Die struck with two original loops to the reverse. All in white metal and with blank scroll below sphinx. '2 V.B. East Lancashire" on scroll with separately attached 'South Africa 1900-02' scroll below. King's crown. Worn 1905 - 1908 only. Rare. Comm ErYa
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. Coll
2nd Volunteer Battalion Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Kings Crown Collar Badge Left facing, King's crown (1902 - 1908) with two original loops to the reverse. Churchill No 725 refers. Comm FB
2nd Volunteer Battalion Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Kings Crown Collar Badge? Left facing, King's crown (1902 - 1908) with two original loops to the reverse. Not sure if this unit had a cyclist company which could explain the blackened brass finish. Some damage to one lug but still functional. Apparently also worn by the Cameronians. Churchill No 725 refers (but this one in blackened brass as opposed to white metal). Comm FB
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 South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales\'s Volunteers) White Metal Cap Badge A die struck white metal 2nd VB South Lancashire Regiment other rank\'s cap badge cworn circa 1896-1908. Two original dark toned loops (bent over but still functional) with cotter pin. Some light brown staining to front, possibly nicotine. Designated 2nd VB 1st July 1886. HQ St. Helens. Comm DaMc (27) Sold to LH
2nd Volunteer Battalion VB 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. Coll
2nd/ 9th Battalion Glasgow Highlanders White Metal Glengarry Badge (Blunted Ends Variety) The 2nd Battalion Glasgow Highlanders (Highland Light Infantry) Die struck White Metal Cap Badge, King\'s Crown. St. Andrew to the centre of the Star of the Order of the Thistle with the crown above and the sphinx below. Double scrolls bear the titles, \"The Glasgow Highlanders\" and \"Highland Light Infantry.\" In superb condition with two original loops to the reverse. Lacessit spelling. According to Gaylor (p68), this blunted end version was made in Glasgow and worn only by the 2nd battalion. K&K claim it was sealed 13th April 1952, late on for a King\'s Crown variety. K&K Vol 2 no 2398 refers. Comm StWi (356)
2nd/1st Leicestershire ( Prince Albert \'s Own ) Yeomanry Cap Badge, 1916 - 1922 only Die cast in copper alloy with two original loops to the reverse (north-south), Circa 3.6cm tall. Not an officer's OSD badge. See: http://www.paoyeomanry.co.uk/LY191622Badge.htm E19
3 / CAMBS / V / SUFFOLK One Piece White Metal Shoulder Title A fine scarce pre 1908 white metal shoulder title to the 3rd (Cambridgeshire) Volunteer Battalion, The Suffolk Regiment. Three loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Became Cambridgeshire Battalion Suffolk Regiment in 1908. Westlake No 867 refers. Comm StWi (97)
3 / NZE 3rd Company New Zealand Engineers Brass Shoulder Title - Gaunt Not seen this configuration before. Certainly looks as it should and not made up. 3 presumably refers to 3rd Company. Any information welcome. The curved title is maker marked JR Gaunt London. Complete with backing plate and cotter pins. Comm BoHa (124)
3 Different Editions of the WW2 Red Cross & St John\'s Ambulance Prisoners of War Newspaper Bulletin All in good condition, if a little fragile, printed on economy wartime quality paper with a few little tears and all with rusty staples. The editions are for May 1943, August 1943 and September 1944. This is all I have currently. Each paper was Free to Next of Kin and was the official organ of the British Red Cross & St John Ambulance War Organisation. Each edition runs to 16 pages. Full of fascinating black and white newspaper quality photos and articles about life in the PoW camps. Please note no returns on these items. G179.6
3 Para Falklands War Veterans Medal Ribbon Bar with White Metal Rose and bronze MID emblem and Qualification Wing Removed from a sergeant's dress uniform and came together. Sadly vendor did not know his name, but 3 Parachute Regiment had 22 Other Ranks MIDs for the Falklands War, two of which were posthumous and 4 were to Sergeants. I will include the roll of MIDs which gives the names and ranks of their MID awards. The Ribbons, sewn neatly over stiff card, reflect the following 3 Para tours: Northern Ireland - 1971 Cyprus UN tour May - Oct 1974 Falkands War 1982 Army LSGC medal The parachute qualification wing is in very good condition and shows stitch holes from having been removed from uniform. As most of us with never be able to afford such a medal group I believe this is a good alternative to commemorating their service. G42.3
3 x Australian Army / Military Forces Patch Flashes The Australian Flag (edges taped over to reverse), and two flashes, Australian Military Forces embroidered in silk thread (QEII issue) and a later version the Australian Army. D80.2
30th Cavalry - Pakistan Army Brass Shoulder Title Cast with two integral loops. In good condition. Circa 1966. The regiment were a tank regiment, intially equipped with Sherman MkII tanks, replaced in 1971 with Chinese T 59 tanks. Similar to the example C3P.28.02 (Izzatt pp 748-9). Many thanks as ever to Sunil for help with the identification. Comm BoHa (152)
32nd Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers Cloth Shoulder Title, Corporal Chevrons Arm Brassard A post war example with some fraying to top button slot from service wear, crease marks from folding otherwise in good condition. Some white bluetack to reverse. 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.
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
32nd Royal Engineers Woven 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.
32nd Royal Engineers Woven Cloth Shoulder Title Two pieces of felt joined, some paper stuck to black hessian backing, otherwise in very good condition. 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.
334 Field Squadron Royal Engineers (TA) Flag (Tyne Electrical Engineers) A possibly unique and one-off original collectible to 334 Field Squadron, Royal Engineers (TA) which was part of 132 Field Engineer Regiment RE. HQ Sunderland. Formed when the Tyne Electrical Engineers were reconstituted in 1947, with seven constituent units affiliated to it of which 334 Field Squadron was one. In 1961, it was absorbed into the Sunderland based 233 Field Squadron of 105 Construction Regiment (Tyne Electrical Engineers). The flag has a looped off-white canvas side strip to take a pole and has a bottom attachment ribbon to secure it to a pole. Some damage to cloth with a few small holes and a few places where the material has thinned (see photos) otherwise in very good condition and rare. Circa 24inches wide and 14 inches tall. Please note will not post to a non UK address.
33rd ( Ardwick ) Lancashire Volunteer Rifles NCOs Pouch Belt Plate An attractive and scarce sergeant 's blackened die struck pouch belt plate with three original screw posts to the reverse. Some light rippling from wear and a small but very neat repair to the small square at the top of the crown which has been neatly re-affixed. Does not detract. Worn 1860 - 1880. The 33rd were renumbered the 20th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers in 1880 and were the ancestors of the 5th ( Ardwick ) Volunteer Battalion The Manchester Regiment from 1888. B31.1
33rd (Sevenoaks) Kent Rifle Volunteers Officer\'s Silver Plated Pouch Badge A stunning die struck silver plated (now dark toned) pouch badge with two original screw posts to the reverse (north - south). Circa 6.8cms tall. Very slight bend to bottom tip otherwise in great condition with sharp detail. A cracker. Comm ErYa
36 - The Lothians 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. This unit was 36th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First formed 1846. K&K Vol 1 No 1467 refers. Currently out of stock
36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot (later 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Rgt ) Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers), London. Some minor wear to gilt otherwise in very good condition. Pre 1881. Ripley no 124 refers. H6.7
37 White Metal Numerals Shoulder Title, most probably Indian Looks military rather than police, most probably Australian / Commonwealth related rather than a British unit, but looks UK made. Circa 22mm wide and 17mm tall. Any help with identification, greatly appreciated. Comm GrSt (82)
37th (Wessex & Welsh) Royal Signals Regiment (Volunteers) TRF Formation Sign) In unissued condition but a sticky label identifying the unit is on the reverse, easily removed. A scarce TRF to a volunteer Royal Signals unit, not easy to find. Comm MwPy
37th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers NCO 's Blackened Pouch Belt Badge, pre 1880 Die struck NCO 's pouch belt badge with two original screw 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 Regiment of Foot (North Hampshire) Officers Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co, London. Gilt now mainly worn back to the dark toned brass below, otherwise in good condition. 1855 - 1881. Ripley No 125 refers. Comm ADSM
37th Regiment of Foot (North Hampshire) Officers Mess Waiters Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked William Jones & Co, 236 Regent Street, London. An early button silver plated now mainly worn back to the brass below, otherwise in good overall condition. Probably worn by Mess Waiters, pre 1881. Ripley No 125 refers. Comm ADSM
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. Coll.
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
3GR 3rd Queen Alexandra\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Blackened Brass Shoulder Title - 2nd Battalion An early and unusual die struck title with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.9cms wide and 1.7cms tall. In good overall condition. Believed to have been worn from 1900 - 1920s by the 2nd Battalion only (see page 46 of publication below). Gurkha Museum Publication \"Insignia of the 3rd Queen Alexandra\'s Own Gurkha Rifles, fig. 3GR F8B refers. Comm GM (EB)
3GR 3rd Queen Alexandra\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Blackened Brass Shoulder Title - 2nd Battalion An early cast title with two original integral loops to the reverse. Circa 3.9cms wide and 1.7cms tall. In good overall condition. Would have been blackened to front this is now only really obvious from the reverse. Believed to have been worn from 1900 - 1920s by the 2nd Battalion only (see page 46 of publication below). Gurkha Museum Publication \"Insignia of the 3rd Queen Alexandra\'s Own Gurkha Rifles, fig. 3GR F8B refers. Comm DaMc (319)
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 ( 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 (City of London ) Volunteer Battalion Medium Pattern Officers Gilt Mounted on Silver Plated Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ltd, London. Gilt mounted device on silver plated button. An attractive button in very good condition. Worn pre-1908, after which they became the 7th Bn. E15.11
3rd (City of London) Officers Mounted Gilt on Silver Plate Large Pattern Button A stunning button, circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ltd, 153 Strand & 47 Warwick St, London. Worn pre-1908, after which they became the 7th Battalion, the London Regiment. Comm DaSm
3rd (City of London) Volunteer Battalion Large Pattern Officers Silver Plated Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Prater & Co, London. Some wear to the silver plate on the high points otherwise in good condition. Worn pre-1908, after which they became the 7th Battalion, The London Regiment. D10
3rd (City of London) Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Large Pattern White Metal Button Circa 25mm in diameter, original shank, maker marked Samuel Brothers, London. In good condition. Worn pre-1908, after which they became the 7th Battalion, The London Regiment. Comm DaSm
3rd (Militia) Battalion Durham Light Infantry Mess Dress / Hunt Gilt Brass Flat-backed Button Gilt finish now mainly back to brass, flat topped QVC crown, with fixed loop and maker marked Jennens & Co, London. Scarce. Comm FB
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 and 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Collar Badges Pair of brass matched collar badges each with two original D style loops to reverse. King's crown and as worn from 1939. In very good condition. Comm StWi (214)
3rd and 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Matched Pair of Gilding Metal Collar Badges Pair of brass matched collar badges each with two original D style loops to reverse. Some service and twisting to one lug. King\'s crown and as worn from 1939. In very good condition. Comm StWi (345)
3rd Battalion Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Officer\'s Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked W. Jones & Co, 236 Regent St, London. Gilt bright and in very good condition. Scarce. This pattern of button was worn by Officers and men of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry c.1914. Comm AdSm
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 ) 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 Carabiniers ( Prince of Wales's Own Dragoon Guards ) NCO's Bi Metal Arm Badge A good scarce 2 part die stamped bi metal example . Two loops to the reverse. Some tarnishing to plate otherwise in very good condition. Pre 1971. Linaker & Dine Plate 10.1 refers. C23.1
3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales\'s Dragoon Guards) Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Gladman & Norman A bi-metal die struck cap badge with three expansion / braising / sweat holes to reverse and with original slider correctly marked with a genuine maker\'s mark in three lines, Gladman & Norman, Spencer Street, Birmingham 18. Touch of verdigris to left tip of coronet otherwise in good condition and scarce. The 3rd and 6th Dragoon Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form the 3rd Carabineers ( Prince of Wales\'s Dragoon Guards), and again in 1971 with the Royal Scots Greys to form the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabineers & Greys). Comm GrSt (78)
3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales\'s Dragoon Guards) Officer\'s Cap and Collar Badge Set A lovely set, came together so would like to keep together, silver plated and gilt cap and collar badges to an officer. Each piece is die cast and of two part riveted construction with original loops to each. The loops on one collar have been squeezed together otherwise in good condition. Silver dark toned on cap, which is also maker marked Firmin London. Each collar is stamped with the letter \"P\" to to the reverse for \"silver plated\". The collars are matching. A lovely set. The 3rd and 6th Dragoon Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form the 3rd Carabineers ( Prince of Wales\'s Dragoon Guards), and again in 1971 with the Royal Scots Greys to form the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabineers & Greys). Comm DaMc (304)
3rd Carabiniers Silver / Gold Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Silver / gold coloured slider marked JR Gaunt Birmingham. In very good condition. It was renamed the 3rd Carabiniers in 1928 and amalgamated with the Royal Scots Greys, forming the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards in 1971, so the naming on the slider is correct for the period. D80
3rd City of London Volunteer Battalion Medium Pattern Officers Gilt Mounted on Silver Plated Button Circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ltd. Gilt mounted device on a dark toned silver plated button. A cracker of a button in very good condition. Worn pre-1908, after which they became the 7th Battalion. E15.4
3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) Officer\'s Cap Mounted Bronzed Button Circa 14mm in diameter, 3LY in bronzed finish mounted on bronzed domed button, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co London. In very good condition. An early button and most probably for wear on the cap given the finish. Scarce. Ripley & Darmanin \"Yeomanry Buttons 1830 - 2000\" fig 138 refers. J26 (2)
3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) Officer\'s Cap / Mess Dress Mounted Gilt Button Circa 14mm in diameter, 3LY in gilt mounted on gilt domed button, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co London. In very good condition. An early button. Scarce. Ripley & Darmanin \"Yeomanry Buttons 1830 - 2000\" fig 138 refers. J26 (1)
3rd Dragoon Guards / 10th Royal Hussars / 12th Royal Lancers Hallmarked Silver Regulation Pattern Cavalry Arm Badge, h/m 1884 WOs and Sergeants hallmarked silver arm badge. Maker marked WTM ( W T Morphen ) to rear and London date letter I for 1884 down the front spine of the central feather (as are the letters WTM). Some crudely engraved regimental stock control notations to reverse 7/86 and the no 1. Hollow cast construction with backing plate and two of three loops remaining. An attempted old repair to the missing loop. A good large heavy badge and circa 5.5cm tall and 5.7cm wide with good detail. All three regiments were affiliated to the Prince of Wales and had the same sealed pattern arm badge, 376/1867. See Linaker & Dine Plate 8.1 and page 100. C23.1
3rd Dragoon Guards / 9th or 12th Royal Lancers Collar Badge An early example with blow hole to reverse and two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Comm ErYa
3rd Dragoon Guards 3DG Gilt Brass Shoulder Title In very good condition with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Officers' pattern. Gilt bright. Westlake No 38 refers. Coll
3rd Dragoon Guards Mess Waiters Gilt Button Reserved for IB H13.3
3rd Dragoon Guards NCO\'s White Metal Arm Badge Large POW feathers, a quality die struck white metal example with three original loops to the reverse and matching brass backing plate with securing cotter pins. . Circa 5.5cms tall without backing plate, 5.7cms wide and top two loops are circa 3.8cms apart. Sharp detail, no polishing. A very pleasing example. Linaker & Dine Fig 8.4(B) refers. Comm FB
3rd Dragoon Guards Officers Gilt Mess Waiter\'s Dress Button Circa 16mm in diameter, open backed, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld London. Gilt bright and in very good condition. Pre 1922. Scarce. Comm GrSt (132) Reserved for IB
3rd Dragoon Guards Officers OSD Bronze F S Cap Badge A pre 1922 small pattern field service cap badge, die cast in bronze with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3.1cm tall. In superb condition. G109.7
3rd Dragoon Guards White Metal NCO White Metal Arm Badge - Corporals / Trumpeters issue A die struck white metal arm badge with horizontal motto scroll, with two original loops (east - west) to reverse. In very good condition. A large pattern is shown against this badge for scale purposes only, it is not for sale with this badge. Circa.44mm wide by 40mm tall. See Plate 8.11 in Linaker & Dine which features this badge which apparently was also worn by Trumpeters. D80.6
3rd Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s Slouch Hat dated 1943 Strap loose on one side, one moth hole to edge of brim otherwise a cracking WW2 dated example. Comm GM (EB)
3rd Hampshire Hants Militia Officer\'s Enamel, Gilt and Silver Plated Collar Badge A rare cast collar badge of two part construction with two orginal dark toned loops to the reverse. The rose in red and green enamel on a gilt rose surrounded by an open at top laurel wreath in silver plate. This is the more compact pattern and design as worn by officers of the Hampshire Militia\'s 3rd Battalion from 1881, and Churchill notes this was only for a short time. Circa 3.6cm across. In very good condition with no damage to the enamel. Rare. Churchill No 1014 refers. Comm AdSm
3rd Indian Armoured Brigade Printed Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform, a smaller 14th Army shield than that usually encountered on a bright yellow background. In good condition and scarce. Formerly the 254th Indian Armoured Brigade, the renamed 3rd Indian Armoured Brigade was authorised to wear the 14th Army\'s sign from January 1946. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 3786 - 3788 for other examples. Comm PaLi
3rd Indian Army Division Rare Chindits Wire Bullion Cloth Shoulder Title A good scarce gold bullion wire title "Chindits" . Some white bluetack to reverse. Wire dark toned otherwise in very good condition. Unofficial titles such as this were typically made in India. This particular variant is not listed in 'Badges on Battledress' (Jon Mills) but does appear on page 103 of Peter Taylor's "Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948'. Comm GrH
3rd King \'s Own Hussars White Metal Collar Badge, 1898 - 1920 Large pattern horse die struck in white metal with two original loops to the reverse, galloping to the right. Looking for its mate, galloping to the left! Circa 5.7cm wide and 3.1cm tall. In excellent condition with sharp detail. C3.1
3rd King’s Own Hussars Officer’s Collar Badge - Hallmarked Silver - 1949 Right facing, diecast in Sterling silver, which is very dark toned (almost black) with two original silver loops to the reverse. Maker marked JRG & S and with Birmingham Assay Marks with the date letter ‘Z’ (1949) to reverse. Churchill & Westlake No 15 refers. Comm GM
3rd Kings 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 Kings Own Hussars Officers Bullion Side Cap Beret Badge In superb unissued condition. An officer's sew on silver plated and bullion beret badge as worn on the red officer's fore and aft side cap and beret. Circa 5.4cms in diameter. H13.7
3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers NCO\'s Bronzed Glengarry Badge, King\'s Crown A large die struck glengarry badge in bronzed brass with two original loops. King\'s crown so 1902 - 1908 only. A very pleasing example with sharp detail,with only minor wear to bronzed finish on highpoints. Usually found in white metal, I suspect this is a sergeant / NCO issue as in bronze. Scarce. Bloomer -Scottish Regimental Badges 1793 - 1971) Fig 111 refers (but this example in bronzed brass finish) Comm DaMc (264)
3rd Port Task Force Royal Engineers Printed Formation Sign Designation Flash A WW2 organisation which survived into the 1960s. Some paper stuck to reverse otherwise cut to size but unissued. The The 3rd Port Task Force badge was known as the \"kipper on a stick\". Comm PaLi
3rd Queen Alexandra 's Own Gurkha Rifles Cast Blackened Brass Cap Badge A fine cast blackened brass example, with two integral tombstone loops to the reverse. King's crown. In good condition. E58.21
3rd Queen Alexandra\'s Own Gurkha Rifles White Metal Kilmarnock Cap Badge, King\'s Crown A genuine example of this much copied badge with two original loops to the reverse, in unissued condition complete with cotter pin. Correctly voided to centre of cypher. Worn from circa 1910 - 1947. Circa 50mm tall and 43mm wide. This is a pre independence, 3rd Queen Alexandra\'s Own Gurkha Rifles. India gained its independence in 1947 and the regiment was one of six Gurkha regiments (out of 10) to be allocated to the Indian Army as part of the Tripartite Agreement between Britain, India and Nepal. Since 1947 the regiment has participated in a number of conflicts including the 1947 and 1971 wars against Pakistan. The regiment retained its title until 1950 when India was proclaimed a Republic and the regiment became the 3rd Gorkha Rifles. It remains in existence and consists of five battalions. Comm GM (EB)
3rd Royal Lancashire Militia Other Ranks Pork Pie / 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 condition. Sold to Pat
3rd Royal Surrey Regiment of Militia Officers Large Pattern Silver Plated Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers), London. Dark toned, in very good condition. Ripley No 493 refes. Comm DaSm
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 The Kings Own Hussars Facing Pair of White Metal Collar badges A good small pattern die cast white metal facing pair, but not matching. Two original loops to the reverse, some distortion to the loops from service wear otherwise in very good condition. Coll
3rd The Kings Own Hussars Officers Large Pouch Badge, 1901 - 1922 A fine silver plate and gilt example. King\'s Crown over an oval Garter with White Horse of Hanover mounted to centre. Scroll above oval “Nec Aspera Terrent”, below another scroll “King’s Own Hussars”. Three original loops to reverse. Circa 6.4cm wide and 6.9cm tall. In very good condition. Scarce. D80.3 Reserved for Jeffrey
3rd The Kings Own Hussars Officers Silver Plated & Gilt Cap Badge Die cast officers badge of two part riveted construction, marked \'P\' to reverse for the silver plated horse and ground. Two original long silvered loops to the reverse, a bit squashed from service wear but fully functional. Gilt brass scroll, now mainly back to the brass otherwise in good condition. As worn from the 1920s until 1958. Comm StWi (225) Sold to DB
3rd VB Bedfordshire Regiment Officers Shoulder Belt & Pouch - Additional photos Comm SiSa
3rd VB Volunteer Battalion Prince of Wales Own (Leeds Rifles) West Yorkshire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Die struck white metal example with two original lug fittings to the reverse. The only other example I have seen of this badge also had the same white metal strengthening strips behind the crown. In very good condition and rare. Worn 1902 - 1908 only. In 1908 the Leeds based 3rd Volunteer Battalion, West Yorkshire Regt became two separate Battalions - 7 & 8th (Territorial) Bn's, West Yorkshire Regt. Both had the title "Leeds Rifles" but had separate designs for their cap badges. Comm BoHa(30)
3rd Volunteer Battalion ( VB) (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 (VB) Devonshire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Die struck in white metal with two original loops to the reverse (some twisting) and of two part construction with an applied scroll. As per Hugh King's collection sold by Bosley's 20th January 2010 Lot 380. Circa 1901 - 1908. In very good condition. Comm StWi (65)
3rd Volunteer Battalion (VB) Gloucestershire Regiment Brass Large Pattern Button Circa 24mm in diameter, floating shank, maker marked PEARSON & HUGGINS BRISTOL. Dark toned, a stain to reverse, in good condition. Scarce maker. D10
3rd Volunteer Battalion (VB) Gloucestershire Regiment Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter with floating shank, this is the scarcer brass other ranks version. Blank reverse . In very good condition. HQ Bristol. Became 6th Battalion (TF) in 1908. Comm BP
3rd Volunteer Battalion (VB) Gloucestershire Regiment Large Pattern White Metal Button Circa 25mm in diameter with floating shank, maker marked PEARSON & HUGGINS BRISTOL (these particular buttons are found either to this manufacturer or blank). This is the white metal other ranks version. In very good condition. HQ Bristol. Became 6th Battalion (TF) in 1908. Comm BP
3rd Volunteer Battalion (VB) Gloucestershire Regiment Officers Large Pattern Bronzed Button Circa 25mm in diameter with fixed shank, maker marked PEARSON & HUGGINS BRISTOL (these particular buttons are found either to this manufacturer or blank). This is the officers bronzed finish version. In very good condition. HQ Bristol. Became 6th Battalion (TF) in 1908. maker marked PEARSON & HUGGINS BRISTOL (these particular buttons are found either to this manufacturer or blank). Comm BP
3rd Volunteer Battalion (VB) Gloucestershire Regiment White Metal Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, floating shank, maker marked PEARSON & HUGGINS BRISTOL (these particular buttons are only found to this manufacturer). In very good condition. HQ Bristol. Became 6th Battalion (TF) in 1908. Comm BP
3rd Volunteer Battalion DLI Durham Light Infantry ( Sunderland ) and 15th Imperial Yeomanry Boer War Tribute Medallion Medal Boer War medallion. Gilt on copper, small medallion with suspension ring. Circa 23mm in diameter. Arms of City of Sunderland to the reverse. In good condition. Scarce. The 3rd Volunteer Battalion D.L.I. (Sunderland ) contingent landed in South Africa on February 3 1900 where, for 15 months it carried out the arduous task of guarding the long lines of communication on which the fighting troops depended.
3rd Volunteer Battalion The Bedfordshire Regiment Officers Shoulder Belt And Pouch, Circa 1902 - 1908 In wonderful condition for its age, white buff leather shoulder belt complete with king\'s crown silver plated badge with mounted fittings, whistle, keep and chain. Attached to its black pouch at the rear with white metal fittings and original silver plated generic RVC bugle pouch badge. All pieces with retaining nuts. Whistle still whistles. A rare belt with original fittings in very good condition. Will post to a UK address only on account of weight and size. Comm SiSa
3rd Volunteer Battalion Victorian Leeds Rifles (West Yorkshire Regiment) Silver Plated Field Service Cap Badge Victorian 3rd Volunteer Battalion PWO West Yorkshire Regiment Leeds Rifles small Forage Cap Badge, with two original long silvered lug fittings. Circa 3.5cms tall. In very good condition. Comm BoHa (83)
3rd Volunteer Battalion Warwick 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. Coll.
3rd West York (Light Infantry) Militia Large Pattern Button Officers Large Pattern Silver Plated Button - Scarce Maker Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, silver plate now very dark toned. Backmarked CR&Co Extra Rich (Charles Rowley & Co., 146-148 High Street, Bordesley Birmingham). A scarce maker, who also supplied buttons through the blockade to some units American units active in the American Civil War. E39
3rd West York Light Infantry Militia Silver Plated Officer 's Large Pattern Button Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked W. Dowler, Superior Quality. In very good condition with some tarnishing to silver which will clean off with a light polish. This pattern may also have been worn by some West Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps. Ripley No 502 refers. B47.3
4 / 7th Dragoon Guards White Metal NCO's Arm Badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example with serrated edges to the rays (post WW2 issue). Two original loops to the reverse with some service wear. Mounted on black felt circlet (stiffened to reverse with white card). In very good condition. Linaker & Dine Plate 15.1 B refers. C23.1
4 / DG - 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards Two Part Brass Shoulder Title Two piece brass shoulder title (a marriage) , pre 1913, in very good condition. Different style lugs but match well together from the front. Scarce. Westlake No 4 refers (see also page 5). Coll.
4 / KAR (Uganda 4th Battalion) Kings African Rifles (Brass One Piece Shoulder Title A British made title with three of three original loops to the reverse. As per the shape shown in Renfrew No 443 but not blackened as per 444. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 no 443 and 444 refer. G95.1
4 Embroidered Officers Cloth Rank Pips Stars Yellow backings for Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) 3 larger, 1 smaller. Removed from uniform, one with some moth damage to edge of yellow backing cloth. D10
4.G.R. - WW2 4th Gurkha Rifles Cloth Shoulder Title Slip On Black silk woven on light khaki drill backing, mounted on a rifle green cloth slip-on with an applied lower yellow strip in felt (denoting a particular company perhaps?). Some service wear but otherwise in very good condition. D32.2
4/5th Royal Scots (Queen\'s Own Edinburgh Rifles) Astrakhan Boss / Side Badge A small an unusual badge, worn on the front corded boss and as a side badge on the Rifles Astrakhan hat and unique to the 4/5th Royal Scots (TA) - Queen\'s Own Edinburgh Rifles. Die struck in bronze with two copper metal prongs for attachment to the hat / cord, circa 26mm tall and 24mm wide. See final photo for it being worn. See my item 66497 for the shoulder title. Comm DaMc (351)
4/7 4th / 7th Dragoon Guards RAC Regimental Flash Cloth Arm Designation Worsted cloth formation sign. Diamond black border with chevrons in black, gold and two in dull red. Hessian backed. Small black diamond was worn at the top. Worn by all ranks on battledress. In very good condition. Introduced in 1939 when the regiment was mobilised with the BEF to go to France. It was expected that for security reasons, the regiment would not be permitted to wear badges or numerals and therefore, in order to have some form of regimental distinguishing sign it was decided by the adjutant to adopt a regimental design and colouring similar to that which was painted on the regiment's steel helmets. This was done and the regiment's predecessors continues to wear this distinctive flash. BoBD (jon Mills) No 353, Cole p131 (Badges on Battle Dress) & Morris Part 2 p73 refers. Langridge plate 1 no 12 (supplement). G110
4/7 4th / 7th Dragoon Guards RAC Regimental Flash Cloth Arm Designation Worsted cloth formation sign. Diamond black border with chevrons in black, gold and two in dull red, some paper stuck to reverse as removed from an album. Small black diamond was worn at the top. Worn by all ranks on battledress. In very good condition. Introduced in 1939 when the regiment was mobilised with the BEF to go to France. It was expected that for security reasons, the regiment would not be permitted to wear badges or numerals and therefore, in order to have some form of regimental distinguishing sign it was decided by the adjutant to adopt a regimental design and colouring similar to that which was painted on the regiment's steel helmets. This was done and the regiment's predecessors continues to wear this distinctive flash. BoBD (jon Mills) No 353, Cole p131 (Badges on Battle Dress) & Morris Part 2 p73 refers. Langridge plate 1 no 12 (supplement). H43
4/7 4th / 7th Dragoon Guards RAC Regimental Flash Cloth Arm Designation Worsted cloth formation sign. Diamond black border with chevrons in black, gold and two in dull red. Hessian backed. Small black diamond was worn at the top. Worn by all ranks on battledress. In very good condition. Introduced in 1939 when the regiment was mobilised with the BEF to go to France. It was expected that for security reasons, the regiment would not be permitted to wear badges or numerals and therefore, in order to have some form of regimental distinguishing sign it was decided by the adjutant to adopt a regimental design and colouring similar to that which was painted on the regiment's steel helmets. This was done and the regiment's predecessors continues to wear this distinctive flash. BoBD (jon Mills) No 353, Cole p131 (Badges on Battle Dress) & Morris Part 2 p73 refers. Langridge plate 1 no 12 (supplement). G179.7
4/7RDG 4th / 7th Royal Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title Post 1936 title, as they were designated 'Royal' in that year Westlake No 56 refers. Comm SiSa
41st AGRA Army Group Royal Artillery Woven Formation SIgn Removed from uniform otherwise in very good condition. Comm StWi
41st AGRA Army Group Royal Artillery Woven Formation Sign Removed from uniform otherwise in good overall condition. Worn from 1957 to 1961 only. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5424 refers. Comm PaLi
41st Middlesex (Enfield Lock) Rifle Volunteer Corps QVC Victorian Brass Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) This pattern attributed as above. Some polishing to crown and bugle otherwise in good condition and with matching \'\'3\" benchmarks. It is my understanding that generally other ranks wore the snake S clasp belt fitting and the ornate pattern clasp was typically worn by officers, but the reverse annotation (paper only that can easily be removed) states this is the Other Ranks pattern. Circa 1860s.
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 Foot (Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) NCO\'s Glengarry Badge A scarce bi-metal glengarry badge for a non-commissioned officer of The 42nd Foot (later 1st battalion of The Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment) with two original lug fastenings (east and west). Some service wear but otherwise in reasonable condition. QVC crown, but worn post 1900 also. K&K Vol 1 No 497 refers. Comm DaMc (395) On hold
42nd or 92nd Highlanders ( Gordon Highlanders / Black Watch ) Large Officers 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. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). A185.12
42nd Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) / 23rd London Regimental Flash Cloth Slip-on Slide Worn yellow over blue, in good overall condition. Worn during WW2 and on and off again until 1961. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5278 refers. Comm PaLi
43rd & 52nd Blackened Brass Shoulder Title - 1st Battalion The Green Jackets All Ranks Black Metal Shoulder Titles worn by 1st Green Jackets (43rd & 52nd) 1958-1965. In 1958 the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (43rd & 52nd) were transferredfrom the Light Infantry Brigade to the Green Jacket Brigade as 1st Green Jackets (43rd 52nd)and adopted the embroidered GREEN JACKETS shoulder title on the top of the battledresssleeve and a black metal 43RD & 52ND on the shoulder strap of the battledress blouse, Number 2 Dress jacket and on tropical dress. Westlake No 1180 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
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. From 1881 the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. K&K Vol 1, No 498 refers. Coll.
43rd. & 52nd. - Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Senior Bandmaster\'s Cap Badge - Hallmarked Silver 1949 A Rare die struck hallmarked silver cap badge with two original loops to the reverse worn by the Senior Bandmaster for the Regiment. Cannot be many of these around! The design incorporates the Regiment's old pre 1881 " Foot " numbers, " 43 & 52 " to the centre of a strung and engraved bugle horn bearing London hallmarks for 1949 (date letter "o") to the mouth of the bugle. E27.3
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.
45th Regiment of Foot (Derbyshire Regiment / Sherwood Forresters) Brass Glengarry Badge Converted into Mess Menu Holder A genuine example with lugs removed (they were north - south) and expertly attached permanently to a brass menu ring stand which has an upright ring for holding the menu card / place setting name card. The crown shaped back to facilitate holding the paper card in place. Probably graced the tables of the 1st Battalion\'s Regimental Mess post 1881. Some traces of dried polish. Condition as found. An interesting item. Please note unable to post this item overseas. Comm DaSm
46 - The Westminster Dragoons ( 2nd County of London Yeomanry ) Officer \'s Silvered Cap Badge A quality and heavy cast silvered officer 's cap badge with two long silvered lugs to the reverse. Dark toned with sharp detail. All fiddly bits present and correct. Please note this version without the TY in the centre below the shield. Circa 1938 - 1961. In excellent condition. This unit was 46th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1901. K&K Vol 1 No 1485 refers B15.4
46th Canadian Militia Durham Regiment Brass Collar Badge, pre 1914 Scarce brass collar badge 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
47 Air Despatch Squadron Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) Flying Suit Badge Current issue. Property of owner, recently retired, who states you can only get these from attending the appropriate training course.
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
47th (2nd London) Division Embroidered Dutch Tile Formation Sign A small neatly embroidered \"Dutch Tile\" Formation sign as worn by the Territorial Units of the 2nd London Division (see page facing p16 in Badges on Battle Dress (BoBD) to see a soldier of the London Scottish wearing it). Introduced in 1925 and dropped from use in 1936. See Item 90 in BoBD Vol 1. In very good condition but with a lot of old dried glue to the reverse. Scarce. Coll
47th Regiment Royal Artillery Airborne Officer 's Bullion Beret Badge, QEII issue A good post 1953 silver and gold wire embroidered example. On maroon felt backing. Glue marks to the reverse. D70.4
48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade Cloth Formation sign, 2nd pattern - Printed 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 5.8cm by 5.2cm. In very good condition. Coll
48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade Cloth Formation Sign, 1st Pattern - Printed White on Red Removed from uniform. Centre fold otherwise in very good condition. Acquired from a former Gurkha officer. Circa 4.6cm by 3.6cm. BoBD No 4714 refers. Coll.
49th ( West Riding ) Infantry Division metal formation sign, as 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
49th (West Riding) Infantry Division cloth formation sign - Later Issue An embroidered white polar bear on a iceberg on black cloth rectangle. In very good unissued condition, slight fold evident and small stain to reverse. A modern issue. Comm LGJR
49th (West Riding) Infantry Division metal formation sign, as worn prior to 1939 Scarce large die-stamped white metal rose on screw post with original brass securing nut with milled rim. Disc with maker mark JR Gaunt London to reverse or rose. Circa 3.2cm in diameter. Very good condition. Comm AdSm
4DG - 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards One Piece Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original flat style lugs to the reverse. Circa 1913 - 1922. Westlake No 50 refers. C13.6
4th ( Perthshire ) Volunteer Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Other Ranks White Metal Glengarry Bdage A large die struck glengarry cap badge with two original loops the reverse. Circa 5.7cm tall. An attractive badge in good condition and with sharp detail. Worn 1887 - 1908. Also worn by the Glenalmond OTC. See Bloomer p74. F14.23
4th ( Territorial ) Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Brass Shoulder Title A one piece right facing shoulder title to the 4th Territorial Bn. Oxs & Bucks L. I. with 2 of 3 original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall and 4cm wide. In reasonable condition (one lug missing to top) with some verdigris, mainly to the reverse. Cotter pin is tightly fitted into the lugs, so I have not attempted to remove it. Westlake No 267 refers Coll.
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 (Cambridge University) Volunteer Battalion The Suffolk Regiment Large White Metal Button, King's Crown Circa 25mm in diameter with fixed shank, and maker marked " Samuel Brothers Ld London " on the reverse. Post 1902. D10
4th (Kings Own) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button, Pre 1881 A pre 1881 other ranks button for the 4th Regt of Foot. Circa 25mm in diameter, grooved back with shank, maker marked Peter Tait & Co / E&Ws / Patent / Limerick (Ireland). Some slight loss of detail from polishing otherwise in very good condition and a scarce Irish maker. Tait is of interest to American collectors as his firm made buttons and tunics for the American Civil War as well as other ranks buttons and tunics for the British Army. Not sure what the E&Ws refers to but note the button listed as 64212 which has the same groove fixings but only has E&Ws as the maker. Any information welcome. See a biography for Peter Tait, here: https://acws.co.uk/archives-military-petertait Ripley no 89 refers. Comm DaSm
4th (Militia) Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Rank\'s Four Part Brass Shoulder Title A bit of a marriage with different pattern lug fixings but representative of the shoulder titles as worn by this battalion from circa 1902 - 1908. Comm FB
4th (Territorial) Battalion South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales \'s Volunteers) Bi Metal Cap Badge Full size cap badge with original slider to reverse. The Sphinx on a blank tablet. In very good condition. No sweat holes so post 1926, but a great looking badge. Scarce. K&K No 1735 refers. Comm StWi (352)
4th (Territorial) Battalion The Devonshire Regiment Blackened Brass Cap Badge K&K confirms that the 4th Battalion wore a blackened brass cap badge (see page 412 of Volume 1 - not illustrated) Comm StWi (346)
4th (Territorial) Battalion The Devonshire Regiment Blackened Cap Badge A blackened standard pattern bi-metal cap badge with original slider and two braising / sweat holes to the reverse. Comm JT Sold to Nick
4th (Territorial) Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Bi Metal Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse and five braising / expansion / sweat holes. Blank plinth. In very good condition with sharp detail. K&K Vol1 No 1735 refers. G64.8
4th (Territorial) Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh\'s) Blackened Brass Cap Badge A die struck cap badge with original slider. Black finish worn from service wear, but it still has an attractive patina. Sealed 1916. Scarce. K&K No 1745 refers. Comm StWi (345)
4th (Uganda) Battalion KAR King\'s African Rifles Officer\'s Silver Plated Cap Badge, King\'s Crown A rare officer\'s sand cast silver plated cap badge with original long tabs to rear for wear in the slouch hat or sun helmet perhaps? Looks theatre made. Scarce. Coll On hold for EB
4th (Uganda) Kings African Rifles (KAR) Cast Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown Locally cast in East Africa, well made, two original loops to the reverse, in very good condition. Circa 4.9cm tall. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 431 refers. G84.9 Sold to Matt T, please do not buy if you are not Matt T!
4th (West London) Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps Blackened Bronze Kings Crown Cap Badge, ci1902 to 1908 - Blade A scarce die struck cap badge in blackened bronze sadly with only one blade of two remaining with "4th Middx R,V," on the circlet. Circa 4.2cms tall. Most of black finish to the front polished back to an attractive patina. Post 1908 they became the 13th Battalion, The London Regiment (Kensington). The Military Historical Society Bulletin Vol 4 No 21, August 1955, pp12-13 refers. Comm StWi
4th / 5th ( Territorial ) Battalions Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Officer 's Blackened OSD Collar Badge A scarce die cast OSD blackened version, rare to find with the T attached in this way (as manufactured) and with three original loops to the reverse. Worn by the 4th and 5th Territorial Battalion Officer 's from 1908. Churchill does not depict one, but does describe them on page 207, and makes reference to them being found in bronze and also in blackened form. Circa 5cm tall and in very good condition with the black finish intact. Churchil B83.5
4th / 5th (Territorial Force) Battalions of Prince Albert \'s Somerset Light Infantry Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge - South Africa 1900 - 01 Scroll A heavy die struck example in white metal with the correct pattern of lettering and numbering on the scroll, and on a lightly crimped tapering slider. Hard to find a good one. Sharp detail. See the following URL for a discussion about the many fakes out there verus this good original pattern: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55787&highlight=somerset+territorials+badge K&K, Vol. 1, No 1711 refers. Comm DaMc (113)
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 / 6th (Territorial) Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers (NF) Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge - Blade Die cast in bronze and of two piece construction, with fretted mount and scroll South Africa 1900 - 02 below. One of two original blades to the reverse, sadly one missing otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1908 - 1924 on the SD cap. Col. D. Wood (2nd Edn) No 211 refers. Comm GrSt (24)
4th / 5th / 6th / 7th Battalion (Territorial Force) The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Other Ranks White Metal Glengarry Badge - No Sphinx A scarce Territorial Force badge (post 1908) as worn by the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Battalions pre WW1 without the Sphinx. Two original large copper loops with splayed feet, as only found on this badge. This pattern has both Lacessit and Lacesset spellings on the oval scroll, this one being 'Lacessit'. In very good condition with sharp detail. King's crown. Gaylor p67 / Plate 22 refers. Comm DaMc (7)
4th / 5th / 6th / 7th Battalion (Territorial Force) The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Other Ranks White Metal Glengarry Badge - No Sphinx A scarce Territorial Force badge (post 1908) as worn by the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Battalions pre WW1 without the Sphinx. Two original large copper loops with splayed feet (some service wear to these), as only found on this badge. This pattern has both Lacessit and Lacesset spellings on the oval scroll, this one being \'Lacessit\'. In very good condition with sharp detail. King\'s crown. Gaylor p67 / Plate 22 refers. Comm DaMc (337)
4th / 5th / 6th Battalions ( Territorial ) Suffolk Regiment Bi Metal Cap Badge With original slider and three braising / sweat / expansion holes to the revere of the scroll. In very good condition with sharp detail and shaped to cap. Comm DaMc (222)
4th / 5th Territorial Force Battalions of Prince Albert \'s 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. See the following URL for a discussion about the many fakes out there verus this good original pattern: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55787&highlight=somerset+territorials+badge K&K, Vol. 1, No 1711 refers. Coll.
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 Mess Dress Bullion Collar Badge This embroidered collar badge was worn by officers, the RSM and The Bandmaster on the scarlet collar of the Mess Jacket. it is the same pattern of badge as worn on the FS Cap but without the black backing. In very good condition but now missing its yellow paper backing. Scarce. See Langridge (1961) Plate 1 Fig 7, "Dress Distinctions of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards". Comm TeMo
4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Officers Pips on Maroon Backings A pair of gilt small pips / rank stars, presumably for wear on mess dress with maroon cloth backing signifying an officer of the 4th / 7th DG. Complete with lugs and cotter pins. Came with a small collection of related 4/7th DG and RDG items. Comm TeMo
4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Officers 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 Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title As worn from 1922 - 1936, this is a 'broomsticked' example, where the owner has bulled it out by hammering it over a circular wooden dowel. Two original loops to the reverse. Stain on the letter G. In 'as found condition'. Westlake No 53 refers. Comm SiSa Comm SiSa
4th / 7th Dragoon Guards Small Pattern All Ranks Cap Button Circa 14mm in diameter, fix shank, no maker's mark. In good condition. See Langridge (1961) Plate 1 Fig 17, "Dress Distinctions of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards". Comm TeMo
4th Battalion (TF) The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Blackened Brass Cap Badge - Repaired A rare badge, much reproduced. This has two original loops, blackened brass (despite K&K claiming it was bronze), the tail does not join the main body and there is no strange lump to the reverse of the letters as found on the copies. Thinly struck, perhaps accounting for the damage to the dragon's head which appears to have been strengthened / reattached neatly with a blob of solder. Whilst the condition of the damage to the head is reflected in the price, it still displays well and is a hard badge to find. The scroll below the dragon is "4th Bn The Buffs". Sold as seen, no returns on this item. K&K Vol 1 No 1699 refers. Comm StWi (324)
4th Battalion Essex Regiment Musicians Bandsmans Cross Belt / Pouch Badge A scarce composite brass cross belt / pouch badge for a musician / bandsman of the 4th (territorial) battalion of The Essex Regiment with three original screw fastenings (north, east and west). Worn in the 1920s - 1930s. The Essex seaxes on a shield to the centre of a crowned circlet bearing the title above the scroll, " 4th. Battalion ". Circa 9cms high. Coll Sold to SW
4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers Pewter 1 Pint Tankard - CSM H K West Shooting Trophy 1925 - Gallipoli Veteran These normally come a bit more bashed and with the bottom glass broken, but in this case it is watertight, fits nicely in the hand and has only a few dings and small dents that do not detract. Maker marked Phillips Aldershot. It has a disc bearing St George slaying the Dragon and below engraved neatly in upright capitals: 4th Bn Northd Fusiliers (Permanent Staff) Rifle Meeting. 1925 Won By C.S.M. H.K. West The tankard comes with a photocopy page from the St George's Gazette dated 31st August 1925 confirming the award of the Special Prize for Permanent Staff - No 6447034 C.S.M. West at the Rifle Meeting at Ponteland. Harry West was a regular solider who served as a Corporal in the 2nd Royal Fusiliers in WW1, landing at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915 (regimental number 139181 & GS/127207 on re-enlistment in March 1919), and was entitled to a 1915 Trio. He later served with with the 4th Battalion (TA) as part of their permanent staff (Army Number 6447034). He was awarded his LSGC medal in 1929, but this was forfeited in 1932 on account of his being tried by a District Court Martial for offences of a fraudulent nature and reduced from the rank of CQMS to Fusilier. His WW1 MIC comes with the tankard confirming the above details. At the outbreak of the Great War the 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers was based in Calcutta, India. In January 1915 the Battalion landed in England, moving to Stockingford near Nuneaton. The 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers formed part of the 86th Infantry Brigade, 29th Division which sailed for Egypt on 16th March 1915. The Battalion departed with a strength of 28 Officers and 962 Other Ranks destined for Mex Camp. On 25th April 1915 Harry West of the the 2nd Royal Fusiliers landed at X Beach, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, at the start of the ill-fated campaign. The Battalion would stay in theatre for eight months and took part in some of the most brutal fighting on the peninsula. On 10th Oct 1915 the 29th Division took stock of its casualties to date and counted the number of ‘originals’ in each battalion who had landed on 25th April some six months earlier. Only 158 of the Royal Fusiliers 990 ‘originals’ answered the roll call. Of these most had been wounded or sick, evacuated, recovered and returned. Only 72 had never left the Gallipoli peninsula. There is no record of the number who struggled through to January 1916 when the Battalion was finally evacuated at the end of the disastrous campaign, but the presumption is Harry was one of the lucky ones. A sad ending to his military career at the hands of a District Court Martial. Comm GM
4th Battalion the Dorset Regiment Embroidered Black on Rifle Green Cloth Shoulder Title - Arnhem A scarce title, white hessian backed in very good condition. The 4th Battalion’s sacrifice in crossing the river to relieve the beleaguered paratroopers trapped on the opposite bank was recognised by the award of an Airborne Pennant, and the battalion became the only non-airborne unit to win the battle honour Arnhem. Comm GrH
4th Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title and Formation SIgn Representation A battledress representation of the cloth insignia worn by this territorial battalion. Some bad mothing to the shoulder title, all three items clued to display card. The formation signs were not worn together on each arm, but one on one arm and the other on the other arm. Comm DaSm
4th Battalion Welch Regiment / 160th Infantry Brigade / 53rd ( Welsh ) Division Battledress Combination Stunning combination with printed Formation Sign and printed 4th Welch Regiment battalion sign below, separated by three horizontal red felt strips on its own panel in between. Some fading to the red of the printed signs otherwise in very good condition. Edges sewn over neaty for display. Rare. The 4th Welch Regiment was a territorial unit based at Llanelli. It landed in Normandy in late June 1944 with the 160th infantry Brigade, as part of the 53rd Welsh Division. It saw service across western Europe, including taking part in Operation Market Garden and entered Germany in May 1945 See Morris page 54 item 53 for 4th Welsh regimental sign - a red saucepan picked out in black on a khaki rectangle. Comm GrH
4th Bombay Grenadiers Indian Bi - metal Grenade Cap Badge (small pattern) for wear on Pagri band 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 60855). Coll.
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. Coll.
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 Guards Brigade Woven Cloth Formation Sign Woven cloth formation sign removed from uniform. The ' All Seeing Eye ' with IV below. PVA glue to reverse as removed from a display board, otherwise in very good condition. Morris Part 1, p58 refers.
4th Guards Brigade Woven Cloth Formation Sign Flash Designation Patch Badge Removed from uniform, in good overall condition. K10.10
4th Gurkha Rifles Roman Numeral Felt Hat Badge With two original long loops, bronzed black with most of the finish back to the bronze. Circa 32mm by 32mm. Comm GM (EB) Reserved for GM
4th Gurkha Rifles Silver Plated Sun Helmet Badge This is a rare large 4th GR Officers Helmet Badge, asworn 1910 - 1924, on the Wolseley Helmet. Examples previously seen with a sprung clip on the rear to be slid behind the folds of the pagri. However, this one has long original loops (n-s) fitted to the reverse. A fairly large badge at circa 5.6cm all and 6.2cm wide. There is an unusual hatched pattern to the reverse and some wear to the silver plate where the base metal is showing through on the kukri blades (this is not tarnish). A well made piece, of local manufacture rather than British made. I have had a couple of Gurkha badge collectors check this one out and it passes muster. Comm StWi (75)
4th Hussars Bi-Metal Other Ranks Coillar Badge, King\'s Crown In good condition with two original D style loops to the reverse (some twisting and wear to lugs but still fully functional). Four braising / sweat holes to the reverse, indicating an earlier issue. Coll.
4th Queens Own Hussars Bi-Metal Collar Badge Some polishing to detail especially to the white metal numerals IV and the central detail on the crown. Two braising holes to reverse of scroll with two original lugs to reverse (some twisting from service wear). Circa 3.2cm tall. In good overall condition. D80
4th Queens Own Hussars Brass Shoulder TItle In good condition Comm SiSa
4th Queens Own Hussars Matching Pair of Bi-Metal Collar Badges - QEII issue A lovely pair of collar badges matching, with two original loops to the reverse of each. Sharp detail. Queen's crown. E67.18
4th Queens Territorials - (Croydon Battalion) - Embroidered White on Red Cloth Shoulder Title A scarce mid war Territorial Title of the 4th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (4th Queen's) probably worn prior to its conversion in the late 1930s to a Royal Artillery Searchlight Unit in support of Ant-Aircraft activities. A bit grubby but scarce. Comm GrH
4th Regiment of Foot / Kings Own Lancaster Regiment Officers Gilt Mounted Blue Frock Coat / Mufti Button, c.1840s - 1850s A very scarce gilt button, two piece construction, 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 13 - 15mm. This is the smaller of the two. Coll.
4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards / Irish Guards Bandsmans Large Brass Pouch Badge Circa 8cm across, with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Some bending to loops otherwise In good condition. The final photo shows this item against a cap badge in a 'little and large' comparison. The cap badge is for sale elsewhere and not included with this lot. F55.6
4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button, pre 1904 A scarce Victorian / Edwardian officers button circa 25mm in diameter, shank present and maker marked Stillwell & Son, London. Some minor staining to gilt at 2 o\'clock and to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. This pattern worn 1855 - 1904. Ripley No 24 refers. E39(1)
4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards Officers Mufti Blazer Large Pattern Button A gilt flat backed button, circa 22mm in diameter, with fixed shank and maker marked Sandon & Co, 8 Saville Row, W. (London). Some light use wear otherwise in good condition. A scarce button. Comm TeMo
4th Territorial Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Other Ranks Scarlet Tunic, circa 1910 - 1914 Scarlet tunic with gosling green facings, white metal collar badges and king's crown buttons. The 4th Battalion previously wore grey tunics from but by 1910 the scarlet jacket, with gosling green facings was being introduced of which this is one. This is in great condition for age, some light staining and the odd moth graze but otherwise displays really well and you would struggle to find one in better condition. Being a TF battalion the metal fittings were of white metal too and so would the shoulder titles, but by about 1914 gilding metal titles had been introduced for wear by the TF. The former wearer of this jacket wore three "efficiency" stars indicating he had been returned efficient, no less than 12 times (1star = 4 returns), but the ruling stated that it need not be consecutive returns. Had the individual worn this jacket from 1910-14 and had been returned efficient four consecutive times, then the two previous stars could have been awarded some 8 years earlier. This would make the wearer and old volunteer, who possibly enlisted around 1901/02. The rear of the jacket has a skirt of the same pattern as those worn by regulars, although the buttons are the white metal King's Crown General Service pattern. Again the shoulder strap would be the same as those worn by regulars, except that regular units were still wearing embroidered titles. The TF appear to have gotten their jackets with plain shoulder straps allowing metal 'T' titles to be worn. Whilst there are neat slits for the shoulder titles, these are now absent (see my item 65047 for what they would have looked like). Please note I will only post this item to a UK address. Comm GrSt (12) On hold for GM
4th Territorial Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Scarlet Tunic - Additional photos Additional photos for the above item Comm GrSt (12)
4th Volunteer Battalion The East Surrey Regiment, Victorian Crown A scarce die struck white metal cap badge with the flat topped Victorian crown as worn from 1896 to 1902. Two original dark toned loops to the reverse. G60.1
4th Volunteer Battalion The Norfolk Regiment Victorian Other Ranks White Metal Glegarry Badge A one piece die struck glengarry badge with a Victorian crown above and three original lugs to the reverse. A couple of small solder blobs to strengthen the Britannia insert, and a couple of small service scrapes to the front otherwise in very good condition. B54.13 Sold to Graham
4th, 5th, 6th and 7th (Territorial) Battalions Essex Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge with South Africa Scroll A good worn example with scroll "South Africa 1900 - 02" below, two original loops and three sweat/ braising/ expansion holes to the reverse. Blank seeded tablet below the sphinx. The white metal overlays appear to have been silver plated. Most probably an officer's cap badge. A cracker! K&K Vol 2 No 1738 refers. Comm StWi (350)
4th/5th Royal Scots Territorial Army White Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge Scottish 4th/5th Royal Scots OR's glengarry badge. A post 1921 die stamped white metal Territorial Battalion example. Two original loops to the reverse. It appears as if the badge has been slightly domed (over a broom handle end!) which has distorted and twisted the star and crown. Some might say ‘shaped to cap’! . A common practice. Worn from 1920. K&K Vol 2 No 1697 refers. Comm StWi (103)
4th/5th Royal Scots Territorial Army White Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge Scottish 4th/5th Royal Scots OR's glengarry badge. A post 1921 die stamped white metal Territorial Battalion example. Two original loops to the reverse. Worn from 1920. K&K Vol 2 No 1697 refers Comm SiSa
4th/5th Royal Scots Territorial Army White Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge Scottish 4th/5th Royal Scots OR\'s glengarry badge. A post 1921 die stamped white metal Territorial Battalion example. Two original loops to the reverse. Worn from 1920. In very good condition. K&K Vol 2 No 1697 refers. Comm DaMc (163)
5 / DG 5th Dragoon Guards Large Brass Theatre Made Shoulder Title A large title with two original tombstone style fixings, theatre made. This variety not encountered before and not shown in Westlake. Circa 3.5cms tall and 3.1cms wide. Possibly worn in South African / Boer War in the slouch hat as it has a \'cut from sheet brass\' look to it. Rare. Coll
5 / RA / Lancashire One Piece Volunteer Artillery White Metal Should Title A good scarce white metal pre 1908 Artillery Volunteers shoulder in one piece shoulder with three of three original loops (slightly flattened for comfort of wear). In good condition. HQ at Preston Westlake No 660 refers. Comm BoHa (192)
5.R.G.R - WW2 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles Woven Black Silk on Khaki Drill Backing Removed from uniform, some fraying. The Royal was dropped at partition in 1947. Scarce. D32.1
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
504th LAD Regiment (The Lovat Scouts R A (Royal Artillery)) Large Pattern Officers Gilt Button Circa 27mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Gaunt London. Pre 1967. In superb condition. LAD = Light Aid Detachment. Ripley No 409 refers. D10
50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Woven TT formation sign, in very good condition. Circa 5.5cms by 5cms. 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.
50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Woven TT formation sign, in very good condition. Circa 5cms by 4.5cms. 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 BoHa (108)
50th (Northumbrian) Division ( Tyne & Tees (TT)) Matched Pair of Printed Formation Signs A matched pair of Printed TT formation signs, unissued condition. Each circa 6 by 6.6cm. The final photo is of the reverse. 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. Coll
50th (Northumbrian) Division ( Tyne & Tees (TT)) Printed Formation Sign A printed TT formation sign, unissued condition. Circa 6 by 6.2cm. The final photo is of the reverse. 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. Coll
50th Indian Tank Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign The 50th Indian Tank Brigade was an armoured brigade formation of the Indian Army during World War II. It was formed for service in the Burma Campaign of World War II from units of the British Army and the British Indian Army. The brigade\'s formation emblem was a white upraised fist and forearm on a black background. Folded for wear, in good condition and rare. The 50th Indian Tank brigade was placed under the command of XV Corps in October 1944 as armoured support for the Arakan campaign and located north of Maungdaw at Waybin in early December. Units of the brigade took part in actions at Buthidaung, The Mayu Peninsula, the Myebon Peninsula and Kangaw. The brigade was withdrawn from the Arakan in February 1945. Composition of the Brigade: 25th Dragoons (with Lee/Grant tanks) 146th Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps , raised from the 9th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington\'s Regiment (with Lee/Grant tanks) 19th King George\'s Own Lancers (with Sherman tanks) 45th Cavalry (with Stuart light tanks) 2/4th Bombay Grenadiers BoBD (Jon Mills) No 3671 refers. Comm PaLi
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 Highland Division BEF 1914-19 Enamel & Gilt Old Comrades Lapel Buttonhole Badge A small and very new looking lapel badge which was worn well with age or is of more recent manufacture. Maker marked to reverse W.O. Lewis (Badges) Ltd, Birmingham. In very good condition with no damage to enamel and gilt bright. Circa 19mm in diameter. Comm ErYa
51st Independent Infantry Brigade - Uncut Matched Facing Pair of Printed Cloth Formation 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. The origins of the design are not known. 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. (Source: IWM). Davis No 180 / BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4846 refer. Coll
51st Independent Infantry Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Black swan on a white disc on a black square facing to the right. Removed from uniform. Glue to reverse which has slightly stained some of the white threads to the front. Worn circa 1955 - 57. The origins of the design are not known. 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. (Source: IWM). Davis No 180 / BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4846 refer. Comm DaSm
51st Independent Infantry Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Black swan on a white disc on a black square facing to the left (worn in facing pairs). Removed from uniform. Some paper stuck to reverse otherwise in very good condition. Worn circa 1955 - 57. The origins of the design are not known. 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. (Source: IWM). Davis No 180 / BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4846 refer. Comm BoHa (289)
51st Kings 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 (Scottish Lowland) Division Printed Saltire Formation Sign A small shield / saltire in good unissued condition. Comm PaLi
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.
53rd (Welsh) Infantry Division / Womens Royal Army Corps (WRAC) Combination An unusual combination as worn by a W.R.A.C sergeant. White on Beech Brown embroidered shoulder title above the red on khaki embroidered " W " of 53rd Infantry Division above sergeants chevrons all still affixed to the top part of a khaki blouse sleeve. Cold War item. One small hole in centre of blouse material which is visible when held up to the light E27.10 Sold to Joe
54th Shropshire Militia Large Pattern Other Ranks Open Back Button - Firmin Circa 21mm in diameter, original fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons London. A pewter other ranks button in superb condition for age. Worn circa 1833 - 1855. The War Office issued a Circular Letter (H.O.51/33) dated Whitehall 30th April 1833, which fixed the Militia Battalion Order of Precedence giving the Shropshire Battalion the No 54. This order held good until 1855. F69
55th ( West Lancashire ) Division 1st Pattern Embroidered Khaki Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform. Some raggy edges to khaki disk otherwise in good condition. Five leaves on each side (for 55th) with red rose of Lancashire. This was a First-Line Territorial Division, composed of Territorial s from the Liverpool and West Lancashire area, and as part of the Home Forces the division was used in a training role. Reference Cole p46 / Davis No 96 refers (Davis describes this as Fairly Scarce) D89.3
55th (West Lancashire) Infantry Division Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform, slight ragging to edges otherwise in good condition. Comm StWi (346)
55th Regiment of Foot (Westmoreland) Glengarry, pre 1881 In good condition, a good yellow brass example with two original brass loops (e-w) to the reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
55th Regiment of Foot (Westmoreland) Other Rank\'s Brass Glengarry Badge, pre 1881 A superb original yellow brass example with north -south brass loops. Sharp detail. A brass badge as worn on the undress glengarry cap from 1874 - 1881. Originally raised in 1755, the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment\'s nickname was \'the Two Fives\' after their numeral. Their badge depicts the \'China\' dragon. This was added after Lieutenant Butler captured an Imperial Dragon standard at Chusan in 1841.The wreath has three battle honours on it for the Crimean War. It was worn until 1881 when when the 55th was amalgamated with the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot to form The Border Regiment. K&K Vol 1 No 514 refers. Comm BoHa (278) Sold to SW
55th Regiment of Foot Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button, 1855 - 1881 Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked POW feathers and Jennens & Co, London. Gilt bright, in tip top condition. From 1881, the 55th were redesignated as the 2nd Battalion, the Border Regiment. Ripley No 145 refers. B47.6
56th (London) Infantry Division / RASC KD Combination In very good used condition. Comm BoHa (23)
56th anti tank Regiment Comm GM
56th London Armoured Division Embroidered 2nd Pattern Formation Sign As worn by this post war TA Division from 1950 onwards. A thickly padded example in embroidered felt with an extra layer of black backing material. Possibly an officer\'s issue. In very good condition. During the Second World War, 56th (London) Division adopted a black silhouette of Dick Whittington\'s cat on a red ground as its formation sign, leading to its nickname of the \'Black Cats\'. From 1948, the 56th (London) Armoured Division wore a blue knight\'s helmet superimposed on the upright red sword, but in 1951 it resumed the black cat, now with the red sword as worn by the Division in WW1 superimposed. Worn circa 1951 - 1961. Ref Morris Part 1 page 16 Comm BoHa (35)
56th London Armoured Division Embroidered 2nd Pattern Formation Sign As worn by this post war Territorial Army Division from 1950 onwards. In very good condition. During the Second World War, 56th (London) Division adopted a black silhouette of Dick Whittington\'s cat on a red ground as its formation sign, leading to its nickname of the \'Black Cats\'. From 1948, the 56th (London) Armoured Division wore a blue knight\'s helmet superimposed on the upright red sword, but in 1951 it resumed the black cat, now with the red sword as worn by the Division in WW1 superimposed. Worn circa 1951 - 1961. Ref Morris Part 1 page 16 Comm StWi (208) On hold for DM
56th London Armoured Division Embroidered 2nd Pattern Formation Sign As worn by this post war Territorial Army Division from 1950 onwards. In embroidered felt with an extra layer of black backing material. In very good condition. During the Second World War, 56th (London) Division adopted a black silhouette of Dick Whittington's cat on a red ground as its formation sign, leading to its nickname of the 'Black Cats'. From 1948, the 56th (London) Armoured Division wore a blue knight's helmet superimposed on the upright red sword, but in 1951 it resumed the black cat, now with the red sword as worn by the Division in WW1 superimposed. Worn circa 1951 - 1961. Ref Morris Part 1 page 16 Coll
56th London Armoured Division Embroidered 2nd Pattern Formation Sign As worn by this post war Territorial Army Division from 1950 onwards. In embroidered felt with an extra layer of black backing material. In very good condition. During the Second World War, 56th (London) Division adopted a black silhouette of Dick Whittington\'s cat on a red ground as its formation sign, leading to its nickname of the \'Black Cats\'. From 1948, the 56th (London) Armoured Division wore a blue knight\'s helmet superimposed on the upright red sword, but in 1951 it resumed the black cat, now with the red sword as worn by the Division in WW1 superimposed. Worn circa 1951 - 1961. Ref Morris Part 1 page 16 Comm PaLi
56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) hallmarked silver badge Super condition. Jennens & Co Silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1911. Pin fitting for pagri. Comm DaMc (156)
56th Regiment of Foot (West Essex Regiment) Officer\'s Glengarry Badge Worn from circa 1874 - 1881, a two-part riveted construction early glengarry with the castle in silver plate and the garter in gilt. Some dulling to gilt but detail is sharp. Original stout and functional pin fitting and C clasp to reverse. Circa 4.2cms wide and 5cms tall. A rare item. The 56th of Foot was raised in 1755 and saw service in the West Indies, Gibraltar, Ireland, Mauritius, the Crimea and India. It was amalgamated with the 44th of Foot in July 1881, forming the 2nd Battalion of the Essex Regiment. See https://www.essexmilitarybadges.uk/infantry/56th-west-essex-regiment-of-foot/ Comm DaMc (30) Sold to Brian
570 LAA / SL Royal Regiment of Artillery (1st Surrey Rifles) Felt Cloth Formation Sign Designation Flash Removed from uniform, in very good condition. Pre 1935. Comm PL
570 LAA / SL Royal Regiment of Artillery (1st Surrey Rifles) Felt Cloth Formation Sign Designation Flash Removed from uniform, in good overall condition, a few small pulls to woven stripe. Pre 1935 issue. Comm PaLi
576th (M) LAA/SL Regiment RA (TA) (5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment) Cloth Arm Formation Designation Flash Badge Felt colours bars mounted on a strip of light khaki twill, post WW2. Mounted on card. BoBD No 5368 refers. Comm DaSm
581 Construction Squadron Royal Engineers \'406\' Printed Formation Sign Designation Flash In good condition, edges frayed and a sticky pad partly remains to the reverse. Calico printed. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5462 (but this one is printed and in different colours. This could possibly have been worn by the predecessor of this unit, the 406th Hampshire Coast Regiment. Any confirmation of this welcome. Comm PaLi
58th Rutland Regiment (later 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Rgt ) Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked C Pitt & Co, 50 St Martin's Lane, London. Gilt in excellent condition, the photos do not do it justice. A fascinating design as it bears three significant battle honours in the circlet, 'Gibraltar, Egypt, Maida'. Pre 1881. Ripley No 148 refers. H6.6
595th LAA / SL Regiment RA (TA) / 571 LAA Regiment (TA)Felt Cloth Arm Badge Flash Designation (9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment) A post war arm badge mounted on khaki backing and lightly glued to a display card (easily removed). BoBD 5369 (but a full diamond not a triangle) Comm DaSm Sold to DJ (Batch 1)
596 Light Ant-Aircraft (LAA) Regiment (Royal Artillery) Woven Formation Sign Arm Flash Regimental Designation This unit adopted the colours of its predecessor, the 5th Battalion, The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales\'s Volunteers) from 1947 and wore it until 1955. In good overall condition. Worn with the blue bar first. Another available if required, please email. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5326A / Norman Litchfield \"Territorial Artillery\" Fig 175 refer. Comm PaLi Sold to DJ (Batch 2)
59th Regiment of Foot (2nd Nottinghamshire) Glengarry, pre 1881 A good example, slight loss of detail from service wear but even wear overall with two original brass loops (e-w) to the reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
5th ( Cumberland ) Battalion The Border Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge A die-struck white metal issue on its original slider. Sharp detail and in excellent condition. A post 1908 issue. B61.2
5th (Cyclist) Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (Territorials) Blackened Brass Cap Badge - Lugs Die struck in one piece in brass, manufacturer blackened with two original loops to the reverse. Worn with lugs circa 1908 - 1911. Possibly also by the cyclist companies of the 1st and 2nd Volunteer Battalions of the East Yorks (The cyclist companies wore slouch hats from 1903 - 1908). This is not an OSD badge nor a collar. It is not a painted black bi-metal badge. It is not a blackened brass economy badge (which would have had a slider). It is one of the hardest cyclist badges to find - Unicorns spring to mind! Coll
5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales \'s) Dragoon Guards Victorian Sabretache / Pouch Badge A fine scarce die cast brass example. Crowned Garter strap with White Horse of Hanover with Roman numeral V above and D.G. below. Superimposed on sixteen point star with seven battles honours. Two posts to the reverse. Circa 9cm tall. In very good condition. D80.3
5th (Territorial) Battalion West Surrey Regiment Blackened Brass Cap Badge A post 1920 pattern issue full size die stamped cap badge with original slider and some service wear to the black finish, giving it an attractive patina. Gaylor P63 refers. Comm StWi (348)
5th (The Sutherland and Caithness Highland) battalion of The Seaforth Highlanders White Metal Glengarry Badge - Stout Pin Fitting A scarce die struck white metal glengarry badge for the 5th (The Sutherland and Caithness Highland) battalion of The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany\'s). Scarce to find with a pin fastening - this is stout and original and fully functional. Apparently, the 1st Sutherland Highland Rifle Volunteers also wore this badge with a pin fastening. K&K Vol 1 no 1753 refers. Comm StWi (359)
5th Airborne Brigade (Pathfinders) Drop Zone Recognition Patch Flash Modern and in unissued condition. Comm PaLi
5th Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA ) Cloth Formation Sign Circa 4.5cm tall and 5cm wide. Red silk embroidered on a dark blue cotton background, the design, a wheel with an arrow through it. Removed from uniform, folded but bright and in very good condition. Ref Morris Part 2 p9 no.5 refers. The 5th AGRA were attached to 30 Corps and served in Italy and North West Europe. An Army Group Royal Artillery ( \" AGRA \" ) was a British Commonwealth military formation type during the Second World War and shortly thereafter, generally assigned to corps. An AGRA was mainly composed of medium artillery regiments but heavy regiments and field regiments were also used. Comm FB
5th Battalion (Cinque Ports) Royal Sussex Regiment Large Pattern White Metal Button Circa 26mm in diameter. Fixed shank. Maker marked I & B Pearse & Co, London. Some wear to white metal finish otherwise in good condition. Comm DaSm
5th Battalion (Territorial) The Kings Regiment (Liverpool) Officers Blackened OSD Cap / Collar Badge A blackened OSD collar sized badge, facing in the same direction of the cap badge, and the lugs pinched out in such a way as to suggest this may have also been worn on the cap as well as a collar. Some wear to the black finish but this provides an attractive patina. Circa 3.8cms tall. Churchill No 243 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
5th Battalion (Territorials) Chorley Detachment, The Loyal Regiment, Gilt Brass Arm Badge Circa 2.8cms tall, two original lugs to the reverse and maker marked Thomas Fatonrini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham. Gilt bright, a few slight marks otherwise in very good condition. Introduced at regimental expense in place of cloth badges and authorised in January 1963. BoBD (Jon Mills) Fig 5534 / p1101 refers. Comm StWi (333)
5th Battalion (Territorials) Hindley Detachment, The Loyal Regiment, Gilt Brass Arm Badge Circa 2.8cms tall, two original lugs to the reverse and maker marked Thomas Fatonrini Ltd, Regent St, Birmingham. Gilt bright, a few slight marks otherwise in very good condition. Introduced at regimental expense in place of cloth badges and authorised in January 1963. BoBD (Jon Mills) p1102 refers. Comm StWi (332)
5th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment (Territorials) Black Composite Button for Battledress, 1950s Circa 18.5mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked, looks like JG & Co. 1 LRV On Rose. In excellent condition. This button was adopted to commemorate the battalion's origins as the 1st Lancashire Rifle Volunteers. Made in the 1950s for wear on battledress. See Peter Brydon's "Insignia of the King's Liverpool Regiment, Volunteers, Territorials and Cadets", figure 50, plate 1. Comm DaSm
5th Battalion Seaforth and Caithness Highlanders Territorial Battalion Officers Hallmarked Silver Badge - 1918 Not the full size glengarry badge as it is only 5.5cms tall. Original pin fittings (C clasp bent shut) with makers mark HT (Henry Tatton) and Edinburgh hallmarks for 1918 (Date letter N). In very good condition. A single eagle's feather indicated a subaltern officers badge. Possibly worn as a sweetheart given smaller size, but scarce in any event. The battalion was first formed in 1859, early in the Volunteer movement, by the Duke of Sutherland and took as its badge, the Sutherland Crest (the Wild Mountain Cat), with the proud motto "Sans Peur". When the Territorial Force was formed, the battalion changed its name to the 5th (Sutherland and Caithness) Seaforth Highlanders. Disbanded 1946. Comm StWi (239)
5th Canadian Royal Scots of Canada Regiment Glengarry Badge Worn as a glengarry badge 1884 - 1906 and then in WW1 by their successors, the 5th Regiment Royal Highlanders (Canadian Black Watch) as a sporran badge. See the final photo for a copy of it being worn as such (copy photo to be supplied). In good condition with sharp detail and two original dark toned loops to the reverse. A large badge at circa 6.8cms wide. Bloomer \"Scottish Regimental Badges 1793 - 1971\" No 390 refers. Comm BoHa (114)
5th Cinque Ports (Territorial) Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Brass Cap Badge A brass die struck cap badge with original slider unique to the 5th Territorial Cinque Ports Battalion. It comprises a shield bearing the Arms of the Cinque Ports upon the Maltese cross and Roussillon Plume above the title scroll. In very good condition. KK1728 refers. Comm StWi (355)
5th Cinque Ports Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment Large Pattern White Metal Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank (some wobble), maker marked I & B Pearse & Co, London. In very good condition. D10
5th Cinque Ports Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment Brass Cap Badge A brass die struck cap badge with original slider unique to the 5th Territorial Cinque Ports Battalion. It comprises a shield bearing the Arms of the Cinque Ports upon the Maltese cross and Roussillon Plume above the title scroll. In very good condition with sharp detail. K&K Vol 1 No 1728 refers. D80.5
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 City of London Battalion - London Rifle Brigade (LRB) Pair of Officers Blackened Silver Plated Buttons A large (circa 23mm) and medium pattern button (circa 17mm), kings crown above a bugle with L.R.B to the centre. Some wear to plate finish on the highpoints and a touch of verdigris to larger button. Both with fixed shanks and neither is maker marked. Otherwise in good condition and scarce. G146.17
5th City of London Battalion ( The London Rifle Brigade ) White Metal Cap Badge - voided centre Die-struck white metal. This is the variant with the voided centre. Original slider to the reverse. In very good condition. Post 1919 as this pattern bears the battle honours for WW1. See 63597 for the WW1 pattern. K&K No 1821 refers. Comm SiSa
5th City of London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) Small Pattern Officers Silver Plated Cap Badge Die struck silver plated with two original loops to reverse. Circa 32mm high so very small. King's Crown. K&K confirms silver plate worn by officers. As worn 1920 - 1956. Rare. K&K Vol 2 No 2405 refers. G23.1
5th Dragoon Guards Bi-Metal Right Facing Other Ranks Collar Badge In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Some staining to reverse. Pre 1922. F14.36
5th Dragoon Guards Bi-Metal Right Facing Other Ranks Collar Badge In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Some light staining to area around horses head. Pre 1922. F14.35
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 loops, original brass backing plates and brass cotter pins - all present and correct. Excellent condition. A83.3
5th Dragoon Guards Officers Bi Metal Pouch Badge A stunning example in silver plate and gilt with four dark toned loops to the reverse. Langridge (1959) confirms that the 5th Dragoon Guards was one of the few cavalry regiments for whom other rank pouch badges where approved. He does not mention the rules relating to officers. This is in unissued condition. It is possible this pattern, even though with a QVC crown was worn until the 1950s. Circa 9cm tall. Gorgeous. G145.12
5th Dragoon Guards Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge, right facing Circa 3.2cm tall with two original loops to the reverse (not very well aligned), quite crudely cast to reverse, possibly lacquered but otherwise in very good condition. C13.20
5th Dragoon Guards Officers OSD Facing Bronze Collar Badges These look like a reasonable facing pair from the front, but one is die struck bronze and the other is die struck. Each with two original loops to the reverse. King's crown, worn 1902 -1922. In very good condition. C13.20
5th Dragoon Guards Officers Silver Plated & Gilt Collar Badge - Facing Right Die cast and of two part construction with two original loops to the reverse. King\'s crown, worn 1902 -1922. In very good condition. Coll
5th Dragoon Guards Officers Sterling Silver Cap Badge - Gaunt A die cast sterling silver cap badge with two original long silver loops to the reverse. Stamped Sterling and maker marks JRG&S for JR Gaunt & Son. Silver dark toned but detail is sharp. King\'s crown. Worn 1922 - 1952. A cracker! Comm DaMc (348)
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. Sold to DB
5th Fusiliers ( Northumberland Fusiliers ) Officers 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. Coll. Ripley Ref 91 (St George facing left)
5th Gurkhas Officers 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
5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards AA anodised Aluminium Cap Badge Maker marked Firmin London. Has been worn and shows some wear and the orb is bent back but intact. F11.1 Sold to DB
5th Inniskilling 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 fixings, original brass backing plates and brass cotter pins - all present and correct. These have a bit of age to them. Very good condition. Coll
5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards White Metal WBC central device Badge A central device from a belt buckle as worn on a chrome rectangular plate (now absent). A deep single central loop to the reverse and with a spurious felt backing cloth added for display. The castle of Inniskilling above the entwined monogram VDG. Worn in 1960s - 1980s. Many thanks to John for identifying this correctly as previously described by me as a rare pattern of collar badge. D48.10
5th KAR (Uganda Battalion) Kings African Rifles Arabic Numeral Cap Badge Locally cast with gilt applied finish and two original loops to the reverse. Some service wear. At some point during WW2 the 5th were also allocated to Kenya. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 no 465 refers (but please note it should have been illustrated / displayed with the point facing upwards). G95.3 Sold to Mr EB
5th King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) Officers Gilt Arabic Numeral Cap Badge, QE11, 1953 - 63 In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm tall. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 455 refers. D15.12
5th Lancers Officers Bullion Side Cap Badge H13.8
5th Mahratta Light Infantry Officer\'s Cast White Metal Collar / Field Service Cap Badge Indian cast in white metal with two original loops (flattened with service wear). Seen these as facing collar badges but could also have been worn with bugle facing left in the field service cap. Circa 3.1cms tall. Looks to have been cast from a silver hallmarked example as there are ghost / spurious hallmarks evident in the mouth of the bugle. King\'s Crown. Worn 1922- 1957.
5th Northumberland Fusiliers Officer\'s Mess Dress Button - Pitt & Co Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Pitt & Co, London. Mounted button with Silver plated St George slaying the dragon facing right above a small V all encircled in a gilt motto scrap \"quo fata vocant\" (where the fates call). In superb condition. An early issue. Comm GrSt (120)
5th Northumberland Fusiliers Officers Medium Pattern Button Gilt, no maker's mark with screwpost fitting to reverse for securing a corded epaulette to the tunic. Circa 19mm in diameter. Gilt bright. Comm DaSm
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) Officer\'s Silver Plated Helmet Badge, King\'s Crown Die cast silver plated with two original short loops to the reverse. Some wear to detail but in good overall condition. Circa 49mm tall and 58mm wide. Worn 1927 - 1947 on the rifle green and white Wolesley helmets. Scarce. \"Insignia of The 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force)\" published by the Gurkha Museum. 5GR D8 refers. Comm GM (EB)
5th Royal Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s Silver Cap Badge, 1927 - 1947 Unmarked silver field service cap badge with pin fitting to the reverse. The number " 5 " surmounted by the Royal Crest within a pair of crossed kukris. The Royal Crest was adopted in 1927. This pattern was worn by Officers on the forage cap and service dress cap from 1927 to 1947. Dimensions are 26mm high and 31mm wide as per item D26 in the publication detailed below. See Figure D26 (p28) of "Insignia of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) published by the Gurkha Museums. H32.7
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards NCOs White Metal Arm Badge as worn mounted on Sergeants chevrons Die struck white metal version, post 1930 issue as worn by the amalgamated regiment ( with 6th Inniskilling Dragoons). Two original copper loops the the reverse. With correct dark green felt backing cloth as worn on battledress. It was not worn with the backing cloth on No 1 Dress. Circa 6.5cm wide from hoof to hoof. In good condition. Chevrons holed to accommodate badge. Linaker & Dine P73-74 refer. Langridge (1959) shows a much deeper backing cloth than suggested by Linaker and Dine, and claims it was supplied 'cut to shape'. Final photo shows a comparison with the Royal Scots Greys Cap Badge listed above for sale. The two are often confused. G142.6
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 Royal Irish Lancers Brass Shoulder Title In gilding-metal with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. In very good condition. Westlake No 94 refers. Coll
5th Royal Irish Lancers Officer\'s Small Pattern Gilt Button A stunning two part small pattern button, circa 14mm in diameter. With mounted device and fixed shank, gilt bright and maker marked Jennens & Co London. Possibly for wear on cap and / or mess dress. Mint. E34.3
5th Royal Irish Lancers Officers Bronze OSD Cap Badge - Blades A scarce OSD die cast Bronze cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. No damage to lances or pennons, correct font. Sharp detail. Pre 1922. F97.1
5th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (RNF) Officer\'s Mess Dress Button - Gaunt Circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked JR Gaunt, London (this is difficult to read). Mounted button with Silver plated St George slaying the dragon facing right above a small V all encircled in a gilt motto scrap \"quo fata vocant\" (where the fates call). In superb condition. A later issue. Comm GrSt (110)
5th Seaforth and Caithness Highlanders Territorial Battalion Officers Large Pattern Silver Plated Button Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank. A heavy quality button made by Jennens & Co, London. In good condition. The battalion was first formed in 1859, early in the Volunteer movement, by the Duke of Sutherland and took as its badge, the Sutherland Crest (the Wild Cat), with the proud motto "Sans Peur". When the Territorial Force was formed, the battalion changed its name to the 5th (Sutherland and Caithness) Seaforth Highlanders. Disbanded 1946. See also my item 61351. Ripley No 432 refers (note only a smaller pattern illustrated) Comm DaSm
5th Seaforth and Caithness Highlanders Territorial Battalion White Metal Medium Pattern Button Circa 17mm in diameter, fixed shank, backmarked Fraser Ross & Co Ltd, Glasgow. In very good condition. The battalion was first formed in 1859, early in the Volunteer movement, by the Duke of Sutherland and took as its badge, the Sutherland Crest (the Wild Cat), with the proud motto "Sans Peur". When the Territorial Force was formed, the battalion changed its name to the 5th (Sutherland and Caithness) Seaforth Highlanders. E15.5
5th Territorial Battalion Devonshire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Die struck in white metal with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 1908 - 1910 as with loops. In very good condition. K&K Vol 1 No 1709 refers. Comm StWi (354)
5th Territorial Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment Officer\'s OSD Blackened Bronze Cap Badge Seeded blank scroll, nicely voided cap badge (7 voids to laurel leaves), this pattern reminds me of the regular pattern which I have seen manufactured by Jennens & Co but this is not maker named. Two original blades to the reverse. Worn until 1916-17 when instructions were issued (ACI 1338) to those territorial regiments who had equivalent regular badges to adopt the regular battalions insignia. Some wear to black finish but an attractive patina and a rare badge. Comm GM
5th Territorial Battlalion The Bedfordshire Regiment Embroidered Cloth White on Red Shoulder Title Removed from uniform with some traces of white bluetack to the reverse otherwise in good condition. Worn 1960 to 19162 only. Scarce. Comm GrH
5th VB Durham Light Infantry (DLI) White Metal Cap Badge This pattern (note crown) attributed to the 5th (Gateshead) Volunteer Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry. Worn until 1908. With original slider and in very good condition. Coll.
5th VB Durham Light Infantry (DLI) White Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge This pattern (note crown) attributed to the 5th (Gateshead) Volunteer Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry. Worn until 1908. It has a contemporary repair to/replacement slider but this has been very well done. Polished condition and worn, but an unusual pattern crown and scarce. Condition reflected in price. Coll.
5th Volunteer Battalion (VB) Devonshire Regiment Edwardian Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Die struck in white metal with two original loops to the reverse (some minor twisting) and of two part construction with an applied scroll. King\'s crown. Circa 1901 - 1908. In very good condition. 5th RV became the 5th (Hay Tor) VB and in 1908 the 5th Battalion TA. Comm DaMc (230)
5th Volunteer Battalion and later 5th Battalion (Territorials) Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) White Metal Glengarry Badge 1887 - 1897 &1908-20 An early scarce small die struck white metal cap glengarry badge with two original loops to reverse. A Mullet and a bugle horn with the number " 5 " between the strings within a wreath of thistle. Circa 4cms across and 3.8cms tall. Gaylor (65) confirms this badge was also worn by the 5th Volunteer Battalion of the Regiment between 1887 and 1897. Given it is on loops, this would certainly fit with the earlier period of wear. Ref K&K Vol1 1719. Comm StWi (361)
5th Volunteer Battalion Devon Regiment Medium Pattern White Metal Button Circa 21mm in diameter, shank present and maker marked I & B Pearce & Co. Slightly dirty around the plumes otherwise in good condition. Identification from accompanying piece of card secured to the button, but happy to be corrected. Comm DaSm
5th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers ( SWB ) Hallmarked Silver Competition Shooting Tea Spoon A lovely item with V5B to front and SWB stamped to rear. 5th VB SWB HQ at Newtown. Good sharp hallmarks for Sheffield 1907 (Date Letter P). In very good condition. D45
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 Sold to MM
6 Field Force Printed Yellow Pegasus on Blue Background Cloth Formation Sign, Facing Right as worn by HQ Personnel In unissued condition. 6 Field Force was formed on 1 April 1977 in Aldershot on the re-designation of 16 Parachute Brigade to provide the UKMF United Kingdom Mobile Force role previously held by 3 Division which had been moved to Germany to become an armoured Division under the Army Restructuring Plan 1975. 6 Field Force was a UK based regular army and TAVR strategic reserve to move immediately to Germany to reinforce British Army of the Rhine BAOR in Denmark or Northern Italy in the event of war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. HQ 16th Parachute Brigade and 216 Parachute Signal Squadron amalgamated on 1 April 1977 to form the new integrated 6th Field Force HQ and Signal Squadron. 6th Field Force retained a parachute battalion group with a limited airborne role to provide a rapid intervention force known as 6 Field Force Parachute Contingency Force of initially one parachute battalion in 1977 and then two by 1981. One of the three regular army para battalions was always deployed to Northern Ireland on rotation and 3 Para was assigned to 5 Field Force and 7 Field Force. 6 Field Force was allocated 1 Para 1977 to April 1978 and 2 Para March 1981 until being reassigned to the new 5 Infantry Brigade in 1982. The three TA parachute battalions were not permanently assigned to 6 Field Force until the event of war. 6 Field Force had supporting arms including artillery guided weapons armoured recce 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers AAC squadron transport squadron 6 Field Force Ordnance Company 81 and 82 Airborne Ord Companies field workshop 6 Field Force Ambulance from Parachute Clearing Troop PCT and 16 Field Ambulance and a provost company. With these changes many previously elite Airborne Corps and Supporting Arms units lost their parachute capability and the coveted red beret. When the Task Force Field Force concept was developed in 1976 it was assumed that advances in communications technology would allow more than just the traditional 3-4 battle groups to be controlled by a single Brigade headquarters. However it was discovered that the advances in technology did not increase speed of decision-making on the part of the Brigadier and as a consequence the Field Forces were converted back into Infantry Brigades in 1982. 6 Field Force was duly disbanded on being reorganised and renamed 5 Infantry Brigade. The Formation Sign facing right was worn right arm by HQ staff and facing left version was worn on the left arm by assigned Battalions and support units. Comm FB
61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked with PoW feathers and Jennens & Co, London. A wonderful button with bright gilt and in tip-top condition. Circa 1855-1872. Comm BP
61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button (variant 1) Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmins & Sons, London. A wonderful button with bright gilt and in tip-top condition. Circa 1855-1872. Ripley No 150 refers. Comm BP
61st Foot (South Gloucestershire Regiment) Officers Albert Shako Pattern Helmet Plate Badge, 1844 - 1855 A stunning gilt shako plate, not recorded in Kipling & King. It has two original fixing loops to the reverse and one set of the two long fixing wires remaining located behind the crown. Due to damage to one star tip on the left (battle honour Salamanca), this item has been professionally repaired otherwise in superb condition with minimal wear to gilt (one small spot of wear to left laurel spray at about 10 o'clock). Also note a slight bruise impact fold to bottom star tip. A rare item. Comm BP
62nd Bengal Native Infantry Hat Badge Circa 1855 - 1857 A badge of this pattern is described in the Sir John Chapple Collection gifted to the National Army Museum. Cast in yellow brass with four fixing loops soldered to the reverse. Circa 7.3cms tall in good condition with no damage. The 62nd were disarmed in 1857 during the Indian Mutiny. Rare. Comm DaSm
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. On hold for SS
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 Gurkha Division / Brigade formation designation sign Printed white crossed kukris on a black background, 4.7cm by 3.6cm, 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. Code: 55149
63rd Gurkha Infantry Brigade Formation Sign - Printed White on Dark Green Removed from uniform. Has a centre fold from storage / wear. White on Green (small at circa 4.5cm by 3.7cm). Acquired from a former Gurkha officer. Based in Malaya. BoBD No 4708 refers. Coll
63rd Gurkha Infantry Brigade Formation Sign - Printed White on Green Printed, in unissued condition. Circa 6cm by 4.8cm. Some minor fraying to edges but otherwise in very good condition. Based in Malaya. BoBD No 4708 Coll.
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. Sold to Mr EB
63rd Infantry Battalion (Edmonton) Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) Bronze Metal Shoulder Title - Ellis 1915 In very good condition with two original connector style loops to the reverse. Maker marked PW Ellis Co Ltd, 1915.
64th Foot Staffordshire Regiment Brass Band Badge A large impressive badge with two original long loops to the reverse. Circa 7cms wide and 7.6cms tall. No damage or missing bits. Lovely item in yellow brass. Rare. Comm RoHa (B3)
64th Regiment of Foot Pre Territorial Other Ranks Glengarry Badge Good die-stamped brass crowned strap “2nd Staffordshire”; Stafford Knot over “64” to voided centre on two original brass loops (North and South). K&K Vol 1 No 526 refers.. Comm RoHa (B3)
66th Regiment of Foot (Berkshire) Other Ranks Glengarry Badge, Pre 1881 A Victorian Pre-Territorial Army (1874-1881) The 66th Berkshire Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge. The badge is a laurel wreath surmounted by a Victorian crown with a scroll at the base inscribed \"Berkshire\". In the center are the numerals \"66\". Two original brass loop fittings to the reverse. Well struck example with sharp detail, good yellow brass colour with original brass loops. K&K Vol 1 No 528 refers. Comm GM Sold to JF
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 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, some tarnishing to brass. Circa 7.2cm in diameter and 10.5cm 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. It is a pleasing example given it is in repaired / excavated condition. The crown has been reattached and the cross to the top of the orb is missing. The repair appears to be have been well hidden and touched up with gold coloured paint. No fixings present. Sold " As Found" so no returns on this item. It is rare to find these plates in undamaged condition. It is in better condition than the other example I have sold (see item 54896). 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. Comm FB Now reserved for Mark
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.
68th ( Durham Light Infantry / DLI ) Regiment Victorian Officers 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 106th Durham Light Infantry (DLI), including Volunteers, Militia and Territorials Collection of mainly Victorian/ Edwardian Printed Regimental Crests It would be nigh impossible today to put together a collection as comprehensive as this. I will let the photos speak for themselves. Those on the squared grid card are glued down. The others are loose mounted in a stamp retaining strip. There is a small strip of regimental ribbon included, probably taken from a Xmas card and a Players cigarette card. 29 items in total. Some wear to crests as would be expected with their 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.
69th Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment / later 2nd Bn The Welsh Regiment ) Georgian Musicians Leather Pouch Possibly a unique find here is a cuir bouilli (boiled leather to make it rigid and hard) musician's pouch, waxed to make the leather glossy. It has the number 69 below a Georgian style crown burnt into the leather (pyrography being the technical term). Brass button retains the flap. Large retaining loop for wear on a waist belt in matching leather to the reverse. No stitching faults. Possible name to reverse but no longer able to work this out. A wonderful early item, museum quality. Circa 8 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Worn by bandsman / musician. The 69th Foot were amalgamated with the 41st Foot (Welsh Regiment) in 1881, to form the Welsh / Welch Regiment's second battalion. On account of it being leather there may be some countries I am unable to post this item to. Please bear this in mind if you live in a country with such restrictions before ordering it. I am unable to post this to the USA. Comm GM
69th Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment) Officer\'s Gilt Large Pattern Button, pre 1881 Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers) London. Gilt bright and in very good condition. Worn 1855 - 1881, when amalgamated with the 41st Foot to become the 2nd Battalion of the Welsh / Welch Regiment. Gorgeous. Ripley No 158 refers. Comm ErYa
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 A bi-metal cap badge with original slider, voided windows, and two sweat / braising holes to the reverse of the scroll. In good condition. An all brass version was issued in 1916. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 758 refers. D79.4
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
6th ( Warwickshire ) Regiment of Foot Officers 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. Coll
6th (Newcastle) Territorial Battalion The 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. Please note unable to post outside the UK. Coll
6th (Royal First Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian glengarry badge, pre 1881 A good scarce die stamped brass example worn circa 1873-1881 with two original loops brass loops East/West to the reverse. Badge has been laquered. Became The Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1881. K&K Vol 1 No 426 refers. Comm BoHa (302)
6th (Territorial ) Battalion Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Blackened Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown A king 's crown blackened brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Attractively worn through on the highpoints to the brass below otherwise in very good condition. Comm FB
6th (Territorial Battalion) Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaughts Own) Theatre Made Bi-Metal Cast Cap Badge A well made item, most probably made for the Battalion following its posting to India / Mesopotamia during WW1. In very good condition and nicely made. Comm ErYa
6th (Territorial Battalion) The Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaught\'s Own) Officers Field Service / Collar Badge A gorgeous little badge of two part construction, maker marked Gaunt London and with two original silvered loops to the reverse. Circa 3cm tall. Fretted title on blue enamel backing, red white and green enamel to central rose in perfect condition. Worn as potentially a collar and in the field service cap. Comm AdSm
6th (Territorial Battalion) The Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaughts Own) Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Firmin Tablet Officers die cast bronze OSD fretted collar badge with two original loops to reverse and maker\'s mark Firmin tablet to back of crown. Same size as cap badge (see item listed above). in superb condition. Churchill No 1030 refers. B82.2
6th (Territorial Battalion) The Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaughts Own) Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Firmin Tablet Officers die cast bronze OSD fretted collar badge with two original loops to reverse and maker\'s mark Firmin tablet to back of crown. Same size as cap badge but this usually found on blades. In very good condition. Churchill No 1030 refers. Comm ADSM
6th (Territorial Battalion) The Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaughts Own) Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Firmin Tablet Officers die cast bronze OSD fretted collar badge with two original loops to reverse and maker\'s mark Firmin tablet to back of crown. Same size as the cap badge but these are usually found on blades. In very good condition. Churchill No 1030 refers. Comm ADSM
6th (Territorial Battalion) The Hampshire Regiment (Duke of Connaughts Own) Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge Die struck with original slider and four sweat / braising / expansion holes to the rear. The bi metal badge was worn prior to 1947. In superb condition. Gaylor p66 and Plate 21 refers. G134.3
6th (Territorial) Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Blackened Brass Cap Badge Full size cap badge, die struck with original slider to the reverse. In very good condition with only minor wear to the black finish. Comm StWi (343)
6th (Territorial) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officers Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red embroidered on dark rifle green, loose black mesh to reverse. In good condition, and unique to this DLI territorial battalion. Other Ranks wore the shorter "Durham L.I." title, red on green. Comm FB
6th (Territorial) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officers Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title 6th (Territorial) Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officers Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red embroidered on dark rifle green. In very good condition, and unique to this DLI territorial battalion. Other Ranks wore the shorter \"Durham L.I.\" title, red on green. Comm FB
6th (Territorial) Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment Other Ranks Blackened Brass Cap Badge A fairly large badge at circa 4.7cms across, with original slider and some service wear to the black finish, giving it an attractive patina. "South Africa" and "1900 - 1902" to the arms of the cross. In very good condition. K&K Vol 2 No 1723 refers. Comm StWi (344)
6th & 86th AGRA Army Group Royal Artillery Printed Formation Sign Northern Command AGRA, in WW2 designated 6th AGRA and in 1947 as 86th AGRA. In good unissued condition. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5402 refers. Comm PaLi (B3)
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 Armoured Division Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign In overall good condition. Coll
6th Battalion Durham L.I. ( DLI ) Other Ranks Embroidered Red on Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In unissued good condition. 6th Territorial Battalion issue. To commemorate their origins as Rifle Volunteers of the 1860s, the 6th Bn DLI moved away from the Light Infantry colour scheme in August 1955, this pattern adopted for Other Ranks only. the dark green looks almost black. Scarce. Comm FB
6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Kings crown, smaller pattern beret badge, maker marked JR Gaunt London. Slight wear to black finish otherwise in very good condition. Comm StWi (276)
6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Ranks Woven Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In unissued good condition, but some tape residue to reverse. 6th Territorial Battalion issue. To commemorate their origins as Rifle Volunteers of the 1860s, the 6th Bn DLI moved away from the Light Infantry colour scheme in August 1955, this pattern adopted for Other Ranks only. Scarce. Comm RoHa (B3)
6th Battalion Royal Hamphsire Regiment ( 383 A/Tk Regiment RA ( TA)) White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin As worn from 1947 by the Royal Artillery version of the Regiment with the Hampshire scroll discarded and all in white metal. A fine badge in very good condition and original slider stamped correctly with the manufacturer\'s details, Firmin London. Gaylor page 66 refers / Plate 21. D50.3
6th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) - Fifeshire Volunteer Battalion White Metal Glengarry Badge A genuine die struck white metal glengarry badge, version with garter rather than a circlet, with two original brass loops to the reverse (nipped together but functional just about) worn by the 6th (Fifeshire) Volunteer Battalion, The Black Watch. The Thain of Fife to the centre of a strap bearing the motto. Some staining to finish and centre motif delicate from damage. The points which secure the knight about from the field he is on have all been broken away from the circlet, the front hoof, the helmet plume and horse\'s tail are all floating free. Looks OK from the front but condition reflected in price ( sold as seen, no returns on this item). Circa 1887 - 1908. Bloomer pp73-74 refer. Comm DaMc (254) Sold to R
6th City of London Regiment Blackened Brass Cap Badge, King's Crown A scarce blackened brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse. South Africa honours to top arm of cross. In very good condition. Worn 1908 - 1935. K&K Vol1 No 1824 refers. G64.5
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers) Officers Bi-Metal Collar Badge An early die cast single bi-metal collar badge with two original dark toned loops and sweat / braising holes to reverse. Signs of minor service wear but in good condition. King's crown. 1902 - 1922. Churchill & Westlake No 10 refers. See my item 61873 for the other ranks pattern. Comm StWi (161.1)
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers) Other Ranks Bi-Metal Collar Badge An early single bi-metal collar badges with two original dark toned loops to reverse. Signs of minor service wear but in good condition. King's crown. 1902 - 1922. Churchill & Westlake No 10 refers. G169.7
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 Foot ( Warwickshire ) Regiment Medium Size Officers Gilt Button Good condition with gilt bright and fixed shank. Maker marked Firmin & Sons, 53 Strand & 13 Conduit Streets, London. Early button, 1855-1881. Circa 19mm in diameter. Ripley No 92 refers
6th Foot Warwickshire Regiment Officers 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 Elizabeths 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 Embroidered Black on Rifle Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Hard to photograph embroidered cloth shoulder title with black mesh backing. Some traces of white ble tack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Comm GrH
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 Other Ranks Bi-Metal Collar Badge Sharp detail with two braising holes to reverse of scroll. Two original lugs to reverse. Circa 2.6cm tall. Flag to right. In very good condition. Pre 1922. Worn in facing pairs with the flags facing in different directions. D80
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 Inniskilling Dragoons Mufti Blazer Gilt Button Circa 15mm in diameter, flat button with fixed shank, maker marked Firmins Ld, London. Attractively engraved to front. In very good condition. Pre 1922. D65.1
6th Inniskilling Dragoons Officer\'s Horse Furniture Harness Slide / Browband Ornaments Badges A matched pair, with matching maker\'s stamps to reverse.(W.C. *star), of circular brass harness slides mounted / riveted with a silver plated regimental castle both with flags flying to the right. Circa 6.2cms in diameter, with original box slides to reverse. In super condition, gorgeous and rare. Please note will not split.
6th Inniskilling Dragoons Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge A very pleasing example, with correctly voided window slits in the turrets, original slider and braising / sweat holes to the reverse of the scroll. Sharp detail with no damage. Coll
6th Inniskilling Dragoons Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button (not in Ripley) Circa 26mm in diameter, floating shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons, Birmingham. Some light polishing to detail otherwise in good condition. Normally encountered with a roman numeral VI below. This pattern not shown in Ripley. Scarce.
6th Inniskilling Dragoons Other Ranks Large Pattern Button (not in Ripley) Circa 26mm in diameter, floating shank and maker marked Wm. Dowler & Sons, Birm (Birmingham). Normally encountered with a roman numeral VI below the castle. Never seen one before with a 6. This pattern not shown in Ripley. Scarce. G140.3
6th Inniskillings Dragoons NCO's White Metal Arm Badge On Primrose Yellow Backing Cloth The second pattern all white metal die struck arm badge as noted in Pate 17.6 (B) of Linaker and Dine, and worn circa 1914 - 1928, after which time the horse of the 5th Dragoon Guards was adopted as the NCO's arm badge. Circa 42mm tall and 44mm wide, lugs east - west (circa 25mm to each inner part of loop). This appears to have been plated as there is some wear to the finish on the left turret and left tip of scroll and the copper is showing through. Not to be confused with the bi-metal cap badge of similar proportions. Rare. Linaker & Dine Plate 17.6(B) refers. C23.1
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 King 's African Rifles ( Tanganyika Territory ) Battalion Bronze Cap Badge Scarce king 's crown bronze die struck cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. The example shown in Renfrew is also in bronze. Worn circa 1930 - 1952. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 441 refers. B45.2
6th Kings African Rifles (Somaliland Battalion) Anodised Arabic Numeral Cap Badge - Gaunt London An gold coloured anodised aluminium Cap badge with original slider, which is stamped JR Gaunt London. Some surface marks to finish otherwise in very good condition. F55.1(2) Sold to Mr EB
6th Kings African Rifles (Somaliland Battalion) Anodised Arabic Numeral Cap Badge - Gaunt London An gold coloured anodised aluminium Cap badge with original slider, which is stamped JR Gaunt London. Some surface marks to finish otherwise in very good condition. F55.1(2)
6th Queen Elizabeth\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s Silver Plated Shoulder Pouch Cross Belt Badge A silver plated example die cast silver plated with all four screw posts and original retaining nuts mounted on a silvered back plate. In very good condition. This pattern, with the addition of the crown above the crossed kukris, was worn from 1960 - 1994. Gorgeous. \"Insignia of The 6th Queen Elizabeth\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Fig 6GR A11 refers. Comm GM (EB)
6th Queen Elizabeth\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Staff Officer\'s Peaked Cap, QEII issue A 6th Queen Elizabeth\'s Own Gurkha Rifles Staff Officers Cap in good worn condition. The peak has a single oak leaf band applied indicating the rank of Staff Officer (Brigadiers & full Colonels). Complete with metal badge for the 6th GR mounted on a beehive black corded boss on mohair black band, black piping, black patent leather chin strap and a pair of 6 GR (QEII crown) side / chin strap buttons. Inside leather sweat band marked with maker \"AVOR\". The cap is made from high quality doeskin. Size not marked but approximately 56cm. This pattern worn until 1st July 1994. Inside liner absent and a bit scrappy otherwise a good clean example for display. Scarce. The 6th GR\'s were amalgamated with the 2nd King Edward VII\'s Gurkha Rifles (The Simoor Rifles), 7th Duke of Edinburgh\'s Own Gurkha Rifles and the 10th Princess Mary\'s Own Gurkha Rifles on 1st July 1994 to create the Royal Gurkha Rifle Regiment. Please note I would prefer not to send this item outside the UK without prior agreement. The postage price for overseas will be provided on request, but overseas buyers please do not order and pay for the hat until this has been communicated. Comm GM (EB)
6th Queens (Bermondsey Battalion London Regiment) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, some white blue tack to reverse but otherwise in good condition. A scarce title. Formerly the 22nd London Regiment (The Queen's), from 1937 it was known as the 6th (Bermondsey) Battalion of The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Between 1939 and 1947, it became the 1/6th Battalion, as a 2/6th Battalion had been created, forming part of 131 Brigade which served in France, North Africa, Italy and Northern Europe. In 1961, it was amalgamated with 4th and 5th Battalions to form a new 3rd Battalion. Comm GrH
6th Rajputana Rifles Officers Blackened Brass Cap Badge A die cast blackened brass cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Some wear to painted finish to front otherwise in very good condition. Comm TeMo
6th Rifle Battalion ( Territorial Force) Kings Regiment ( Liverpool ) Blackened Brass Cap Badge A die struck blackened brass cap badge with original slider to reverse. It depicts a bugle horn surmounted by rose of Lancaster. K&K Vol 1 No 1702 refers. C28.5
6th Rifles (Territorial) Battalion The Kings Liverpool Regiment Blackened Brass Cap badge Die struck blackened brass cap badge with original slider to reverse. A strung bugle horn surmounted by a Lancashire rose. Worn by the 6th (Territorial) Battalion. Some loss of paint to highpoints from service wear otherwise in very good condition. Comm SiSa
6th Rifles King\'s (Liverpool) Regiment Blackened Brass Collar Badge A small die struck blackened brass collar badge with single and original central fixing loop to reverse, complete with brass backing plate and cotter pin. A strung bugle horn (facing to left) surmounted by a Lancashire rose. Worn by the 6th (Territorial) Battalion and also by certain Cadet units according to Churchill. Some loss of paint to highpoints from service wear otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. Churchill No 250 refers. Comm FB
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
7 / V / Durham Three Part Brass Shoulder Title A WW1 VTC shoulder title on brass backing plate Comm FB
72nd (Duke of Albany\'s Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Feather Bonnet Badge, c1825 - 1881 A large stiff brass die struck badge with two original loops to the reverse (some bending with service wear but fully functional). Traces of the original gilt wash still evident in the nooks and crannies but mainly now back to a dark toned brass. The other pattern (K&K Vol 1 No 536) is wildly copied, but not this pattern which Bloomer claims was worn on the Feather Bonnet. Circa 8.8cms tall. A cracking example. Comm BoHa (219) K&K Vol 1 No 535 / Bloomer No 193 refer.
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.
73rd Independent Infantry Brigade Printed Cloth Formation Shoulder Sign Flash Designation Removed from uniform, some fraying to top and bottom edges otherwise in good condition. Originally thought to have also been worn by the Devon & Cornwall County Division troops there is no photographic evidence to support this. A shortlived formation, raised in March 1941 and all but ceased to exist by December 1942. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 1135 / Davis No 132 refer (Davis states this is Rare to Very Rare, but wrongly attributes it to the Devon & Cornwall County Division). K10.4
74th Highlanders Undress Plaid Brooch - later 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (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. Coll.
74th Regiment of Foot (Later 2nd Battalion The Highland Light Infantry) Other Ranks Pewter Opened Back Button In excavated condition missing shank, circa 21.5mm in diameter. Some crud stuck to reverse so unable to see whether there were any maker marks. Some loss of detail and definition to front but the crown, elephant, numeral '74' and battle honour 'Assaye' still very much discernable. Apparently recovered from the wreak of HMS Birkinhead. A memorial in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, bears the following inscription: In memory of Lieut.-Colonel Alexander Seton, Ensign Alex. C. Russell, and forty-eight N.C.O.s and men of the 74th Highlanders who were drowned at the wreck of H.M.S. 'Birkenhead' on the 26th February 1852, off Point Danger, Cape of Good Hope, after all the women and children on board had been safely landed in the ship's boats. Frederick William IV of Prussia was so impressed by the bravery and discipline of the soldiers that he ordered an account of the incident to be read at the head of every regiment in his army. Queen Victoria ordered the erection of an official Birkenhead monument at the Chelsea Royal Hospital. In 1892, Thomas M. M. Hemy painted a widely admired maritime depiction of the incident, "The wreck of the Birkenhead" Coll
75th Canadian Toronto Scottish Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge Canada's Toronto Scottish die struck collar badge with two original loops to the reverse, unicorn facing to the right (worn in facing pairs). In very good condition. Comm StWi (140)
76th Battalion CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Cap Badge Blackened, maker marked Tiptaft, B\'Ham. Two original loops, some wear to finish but in overall good condition. Comm BoHa (325)
76th Regiment of Foot (2nd Battalion Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment) Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button An coatee early pattern without the rim, circa 20mm in diameter with fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co London. Gilt a bit dulled and rubbed but detail very sharp. Roman numerals LXXVI below an elephant with houdah and a laurel spray below, surmounted by a Georgian / Victorian Crown and with the battle houours Hindoustan and Peninsula to either side respectively. Circa 1830 - 1855. Coll On hold for Daniel
77th Foot (Middlesex Regiment) pre 1881 Unmarked Silver Pagri Badge A large solid and finely cast unmarked silver white metal badge with its original stout pagri pin to reverse. Not sure if this was officer issue or regimental funded Indian mess waiter / bearer badge. It seems too well made to be the latter but happy to be corrected. In any event a scarce pre 1881 badge. Circa 5.5cms tall. Comm DaMc (187)
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 Printed Cloth Formation Sign Printed cloth formation sign. Worn by among others the 5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment in North Africa. Part of the 1st Army. Coll
78th Ross-shire Buffs forage cap pre 1881, modified A 78th Ross-shire Buffs yellow brass die struck forage cap badge with three dark toned loops to the reverse but with the top number \'78\' removed. This pattern was worn prior to 1881, but this one has had the \'78\' which was located at the top of the scroll Assaye neatly removed. The originally the badge would have been 57x55 mm but is now 57 mm wide and 42mm tall. Perhaps modified post 1881 to reflect their new status as the Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs) or for use on the Band pouch. This is a genuine piece but modified. Unusual but attractive. Comm BoHa
79th (QO Cameron Highlanders) Victorian NCO\'s or Piper\'s plaid brooch A scarce pre-1881 solid cast and chased in nickel-plated brass metal, a continuous high relief wreath of thistles and leaves with, mounted upon the voided centre, the Sphinx upon a tablet bearing the numeral LXXIX below a scroll bearing the battle honour PENINSULA and above a scroll bearing the battle honour WATERLOO; transverse a stout steel pin brooch fitting upon the reverse (tip of pin below barrel possibly truncated); Minor wear to plated finish on highpoints otherwise in very good condition. Circa 71mm in diameter. It has a \'hard-to-read\' feint stamp mark of a \"QVC crown / SJM / II\" in three lines to the reverse (I have left a paper sticker to reverse to aid deciphering the stamp). Probably an abbreviation standing for \'Serjeant\'s Mess, No 2\' rather than a maker\'s mark. I have seen post 1881 patterns with engraving to the reverse with \"Property of the Serjeant\'s Mess\". Plaid brooches of this style seem to have been adopted by the 79th in the 1840s and would have been worn until 1881. This is either an NCO or Piper\'s issue. Please note I am unable to post this item overseas at the moment (Royal Mail Cyber attack).
79th Foot (Cameron Highlanders) White Metal Pre 1900 Glengarry Badge Of exceptional quality with two long black dark toned loops to the reverse (some twisting but functional and with cotter pin) . A fantastic strike. This size and pattern pre 1874 - 1900. Found in both brass and white metal but without the scroll. Bloomer \'Scottish Regimental Badges 1793 - 1971\' No 225 and K&K Vol 1 No 548 refer. Comm DaMc (255)
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. Coll
7DG - 7th (Princess Royal\'s) Dragoon Guards Brass Shoulder Title A pre 1922 pattern brass shoulder title with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Some signs of service wear otherwise in good condition. Westlake No 70 refers. D41.6
7th ( Princess Royal\'s ) Dragoon Guards Victorian / Edwardian White Metal Cap Badge A very light and die struck issue with three original lugs to the reverse. Worn circa 1898 until 1906 only. It was then replaced by a different pattern in brass. Also worn as the Sergeants and Senior Sergeants Arm badge. K&L Vol 1 No 748 refers. B7.2
7th ( Queen\'s Own ) Hussars Woven White on Khaki Shoulder Title In very good condition with light black mesh to reverse.
7th ( The Princess Royal's ) Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge The 1906 - 1922 pattern cap badge with original slider. Some very light polishing to highpoints, may have been lacquered. 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. B54.9
7th (Territorial ) Battalion The Kings Liverpool Regiment Silver Plated Collar Badge - Gaunt A die cast silver plated officer's collar badge (marked P for plated) to the reverse and also maker marked JR Gaunt London. With two original loops to the reverse. In lovely condition. This pattern worn between 1926 and 1938 only. Scarce. Dimensions 4cm wide exactly at edges of scroll - the widest part, 3.85cm tall. gap between lugs: 2.7cm gap (inside measurement of each lug) 3.15cm outer edge of each lug. Weight crica 8 grams. D80.4
7th (Territorial Force) Battalion Pair of Officers Bronze OSD Collar Badges Non matching, but similar. top suspension of one is unvoided. To the reverse slightly different die used for casting. Still the display together well and are of equal colour finish. Loops present and correct. Scarce. The dog gauge badge, which resembled a stirrup was used to measure the size of dogs entering the Royal Forest to protect the Royal Deer. Churchill No 1034 refers. Comm AdSm
7th (Wellington West Coast Rifles) Regiment Brass Cap Badge and Collar Badge - Both with Gaunt Tablets Die struck both with two original loops to the reverse and both with JR Gaunt London tablets. The collar badge is of finer quality to the ones listed below and has more of a brass rather than gilding metal finish. F55.4
7th (Wellington West Coast Rifles) Regiment Other Ranks Matched Pair of Facing Brass Collar Badges Die struck with two original copper loops to the reverse of each. In very good condition with sharp detail. Matched and facing (one with lugs a bit more elongated). Circa 2.9cm tall. Coll
7th AGRA Faicing Matched Pair of Silk Woven Formation Designation Signs Flashes A facing and matched pair, each depicting a yellow centaur on blue depicting 7th Army Group Royal Artillery ( AGRA ). Removed from uniform, some wear to silk on edges and on the rear belly of the centaur facing right otherwise in good overall condition. Sticky pad from display album to reverse of each, is difficult to remove on account of the delicate threads so not recommended. 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 PaLi (B3) Reserved for DM
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 On hold for SS
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 Armoured Brigade Cloth Formation Signs - Matched Facing Pair Embroidered, removed from uniform. Good condition. Comm FB
7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Discharge Certificate framed badge display Discharged 1913. With some badges. Frame loose, no glass. Comm GrSt
7th City of London Battalion Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Worn from 1908 to 1921 only. Gilt bright, in fabulous condition. Ripley No 439 refers. D10
7th City of London Battalion, the London Regiment Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch A small collar badge sized badge in gilt and silver plate with original pin fitting and no sign of lugs every having been fitted. Most possibly a sweetheart badge but also possibly for wear on a pagri or field service cap. Circa 3.2cms tall. Any information welcome. Comm TeMo
7th Dragoon Guards Officers Gold Bullion Thread Collar Badge Facing left, possibly also as worn on the field service / side cap. Circa 3.6cms tall. Some velcro tape mounted to reverse for ease of display (easily removed) and in very good condition, colour bright. Pre 1922. Scarce. H13.10 Reserved for TM
7th Dragoon Guards Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter, floating shank, no maker mark, blank reverse. Brass dark toned otherwise sharp detail and in good condition. As worn from 1855 - 1922. Ripley No 26 refers.
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 Gurkha Rifles ( Duke of Edinburghs Own Gurkha Rifles) Woven White on Dark Green Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition, the backing colour is a very dark green. Paste and paper stuck to the reverse. Worn 1954 - 1957 only. Prior to and following this date they wore black on dark green titles Scarce. BoBD No 4749 refers.
7th Gurkha Rifles Woven Cloth Breast Badge A 1970s plus item with large letters on khaki cloth. Some signs of service wear. Not encountered very often, D18.4
7th KAR Kings African Rifles Arabic Numeral Cap Badge Die cast with original long slider. Looks UK made. Scarce. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 466 refers. G85
7th Kenya Rifles Cast Brass Shoulder Title Post independence, two integral loops to reverse, now sadly missing. Some staining to gilt finish. Condition reflected in price. Coll Sold to Mr EB
7th King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) Brass Cap Badge - Zanzibar Cast brass badge with two original lugs to the reverse. The In very good condition. Circa 4.8cm tall. I have encountered this scarce badge in blackened brass. This looks like it has never been blackened but is right enough. The 7th KAR was formed in Zanzibar in 1917 with men from the Zanzibar Armed Constabulary and the Mafia Constabulary. Post WW1, it was reduced to a company and then merged with the 6th KAR. This is a scarce badge. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 442 refers. D20.3
7th King \'s African Rifles ( KAR ) Blackened Brass Cap Badge - Zanzibar Cast blackened brass badge with two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition with only minor wear to black finish. Circa 4.8cm tall. King\'s crown. The 7th KAR was formed in Zanzibar in 1917 with men from the Zanzibar Armed Constabulary and the Mafia Constabulary. Post WW1, it was reduced to a company and then merged with the 6th KAR. This is a scarce badge. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 442 refers. E12.5
7th King \'s African Rifles ( KAR ) Brass Cap Badge - Zanzibar Cast brass badge with two original lugs to the reverse. The In very good condition. Circa 4.8cm tall. Scarce. The 7th KAR was formed in Zanzibar in 1917 with men from the Zanzibar Armed Constabulary and the Mafia Constabulary. Post WW1, it was reduced to a company and then merged with the 6th KAR. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 434 refers. D20.3 Posted www.royalmail.com tracking: RF505952126GB
7th Middlesex Rifle (London Scottish) Volunteers Other Ranks White Metal Large Pattern Button, Kings Crown (1902 - 1908) Circa 23mm in diameter, original shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. The version with the QVC crown is almost always the one encountered. After 1907, the button bore the upright lion as per the cap badge design (see Ripley No 434). As illustrated in the MHS Bulletin Vol VI No 21 (August 1955) p32 (fig 33). Comm DaSm
7th Middlesex RVC (London Scottish Volunteer Regiment) Officer\'s White Metal Large Pattern White Metal Button 24mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Appears to have been plated. In very good condition. QVC crown so pre 1902. Post 1908 they became the 14th Battalion, The London Regiment (TF). D10
7th Queen's Own Hussars NCO's White Metal Arm Badge on Correct Scarlet Felt Backing As worn until 1958, this is in white metal with two original loops NS to the reverse (one bent slightly downwards) with scarlet felt backing. The scarlet backing was granted at the request of the Commanding Officer who was perturbed that the Regiment might be mistaken for the Army Catering Corps because both had similar shaped badges. A St Edward's (QEII) crown was never worn by the 7H. Circa 54mm tall and 35mm wide. Linaker & Dine Plate 20.1(A) refers. C23.1
7th Queen\'s Own Hussars Indian Mess Orderlies Badge A large and impressive sand cast badge which as been silver plated and retains its original and functional pin fitting (N-S) suggesting it was worn on the turban by an Indian Mess Waiter / Orderly when the Regiment was stationed in India (it served in the Indian Mutiny). A circlet surmounted by a QVC Victorian crown. Orb bent slightly back but still present and in good condition for age. A rare item, ther would only have been a handful of such orderlies employed in the Regiment. Circa 9.2cms tall and 6cms across. Rare. Comm DaMc (328)
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. Coll
7th Queens Own Hussars Bi-metal Collar badge, Kings Crown In very good condition with sharp detail and two original dark toned loops to the reverse (one slightly squashed but functional). Comm StWi (160a)
7th Queens Own Hussars NCO\'s Silver Plated Arm Badge, 1902 - 1952 A die stamped silver plated crowned \'QO\' monogram, reversed and intertwined 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 Queens Own Hussars Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge, Kings Crown - Blades Officer\'s service dress die cast bronze cap badge with 2 original blades to reverse. Scarce. Comm BoHa (154)
7th Queens Own Hussars Officers Pair of Silver Plated and Gilt Collar badges, Kings Crown A die cast two part construction pair of collar badges, a close match from the same die but not an exact colour match. In very good condition with sharp details and two original loops to the reverse of each. One maker marked JR Gaunt London. F14.37
7th Queens Own Hussars Other Ranks Bi-metal Collar Badge A single bi-metal pair of collar badge to the 7th Queens Own Hussars. With one original large central loop to the reverse. Churchill & Westlake No 20 refers. G169.4
7th, 8th & 9th Bns (Territorials) The Middlesex Regiment post 1908 OR\'s bi-metal cap badge With scroll ''South Africa 1900-02''. A die struck bi-metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Some slight polishing to highpoints. HQ's: 7th at Priory Road, Hornsey, 8th at Hanworth Road, Hounslow and 9th at Pound Lane, Willesden, London E31.4
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 Foot (2nd Battalion The York & Lancaster Regiment) Other Ranks Brass Glengarry Badge An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in yellow brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted north / south. The Fox copies had loops mounted east / west. A Good stiff badge, nicely struck and original to the period. Ivan Machin A Guide to the Badges of the York & Lancaster Regiment 1822 - 1968 Fig 31 / Pages 35-36 refer (he also confirms the lug configuration). K&K Vol 1 No 555 refers. D80.3
89th AGRA Royal Artillery Printed White yellow and Green Formation Sign Designation Flash Removed from uniform. Approved for wear in 1950 and worn only until 1956 when the 89th Field Army Group was disbanded. Formed from TA RA units in the East of England, the horseshoe a nod to these units former yeomanry connections with an artillery grenade placed within. Calico printers. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5047 refers. Comm PaLi
8GR - WW2 8th Gurkha Rifles Locally Embroidered Black on Khaki drill backing sewn to the correct red felt slip-on for this regiment Slip on is open at the back, but otherwise in good condition with some signs of service wear. Scarce. D32.3
8PLNB/HRS 8th Princess Louises New Brunswick Hussars Brass Shoulder Title The regiment was raised as the New Brunswick Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry in 1866 being redesignated as the 8th Princess Louise’s New Brunswick Regiment of Cavalry in 1872. After a number of other minor changes in designation the regiment became the 8th Princess Louise’s New Brunswick Hussars in August 1892 a name it was to retain until after WWII. In WWI the regiment provided a Squadron to the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles and in WWII mobilizing as the 5th Armoured Regiment, 5th Armoured Brigade. The regiment served in the 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division taking part in the invasion of Sicily and Italy under command of 1st Canadian Corps. Then along with 1st Canadian Corps transferring to Northwest Europe to come under command of 1st Canadian Army for the final battles against the Nazi’s in Northern Germany and North Eastern Holland. In 1957 a regular army component of the regiment was established the designation becoming the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s). Comm StWi (189)
8th ( Bury ) Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officers Pouch Belt Plate A stunning frosted silver plated (unmarked ) Officers white metal pouch belt plate badge of two part construction and with two original screw posts to the reverse. Circa 8.3cm tall. As worn circa 1859 - 1883. Designated as the 8th Bury Rifle Volunteers in 1859 and in 1883 redesignated as the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. B16.8
8th ( Bury ) Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officers Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) A small stunning rectangular gilt plate mounted with crowned circlet inscribed ' Lancashire Rifle Volunteers ' with seeded 8 mounted to domed centre. Both fixed and detachable loops still present. Gilt bright, but some light scratching to face of gilt plate otherwise in very good condition and scarce. The 8th Bury corps was formed in 1859 and designated to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in 1883. B6.17
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 (Ardwick) Territorial Battalion The Manchester Regiment Cloth Stenciled and Painted Regimental Flash Formation Sign Designaton Arm Badge Removed from uniform, a small orange coloured diamond shaped cotton sign with painted 8 to centre in red outlined in black. Circa 2.2cms square. Still stuck to card with typed identification below. Authorised 1951. BoBD (J Mills) No 5517 refers. Comm DaSm
8th (Bury ) Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officers Silver plated Medium Pattern Button Circa19mm in diameter, fixed shank, with maker's details Jennens & Co London to the reverse. A slight edge nick to rim and tarnishing to button otherwise in very good condition with sharp detail. This unit became the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in 1883. So this is an early volunteer button. A196.2(1)
8th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) White Metal Cap Badge Die struck white metal other ranks cap badge in very good condition with original slider to the reverse. In 1920, the 7th and 8th Battalions of the London Regiment merged to form the 7th City of London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) and the new Regiment retained the cap badge of the old 7th Battalion but took into wear as collar-badges miniatures of the cap badge of the old 8th (see my item 63645). Comm TeMo
8th (City of London) Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) White Metal Collar Badge Die struck white metal other ranks collar badge in very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Churchill No 1942 refers. Kipling & King (Vol2 p169) confirms these collars were worn by the new 7th City Battalion of the London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) formed in 1920 after having been amalgamated with the former 8th Battalion (Post Office Rifles). Comm StWi (169)
8th (Kings Royal Irish ) Hussars Matched Pair of Woven White on Khaki Cloth Shoulder Titles A good matching pair with white hessian backing. Some traces of white bluetack and traces of paper to the reverse. A very slight red mark on white 1 on one shoulder title.
8th (Kings Royal Irish) Hussars Original WW1 silk printed cigarette card, paper backed with details of regiment to reverse. In very good condition, may have minor age spots and light marking. No 19 of a set of 108 different cards distributed by a number of different cigarette manufacturers entitled "Crests & Badges of the British Army". Thought to have been issued by British American Tobacco in 1915. More regiments available, just email me. Coll
8th (Territorial) Battalion Durham Light Infantry Three Piece Brass Shoulder Title A three-part title with all its lugs present and correct (some signs of service wear) and with the bugle facing to the right. Complete with cotter pins. In very good condition. Worn 1908 - 1934. HQ: Durham City. Comm FB
8th Battalion (Territorial Army) Royal Fusiliers Officer\'s Tropical Mess Dress Silver Plate and Gilt Collar Badges A matched pair but with different mountings, one with loops and the other with pin fittings, possible for wear on the side cap. Small badges at circa 3 cms tall only. In very good condition and rare. Churchill No 202 refers. Comm StWi
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 ( DLI ) gold / yellow on rifle green cloth shoulder title WW2 Embroidered yellow on green for 8th DLI, full title officer\'s issue, in very good condition. Circa 12.3cm at widest point.
8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officer\'s Embroidered Yellow / Gold on Rifle Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Embroidered yellow on green for 8th DLI, full title officer\'s issue, in good bright condition, but some green felt to hessian reverse from where removed from a display board. Comm RoHa (B3)
8th Battalion The Prince of Wales\'s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (Leeds Rifles) / 4th Battalion Kings Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI) Cap Badge Silk Cloth Cockade Scarce woven ribbon cockade "cap badge " with rusted pin fitting to the reverse. No central button but nor sure if this was ever worn with this particular one. It has some age to it. The cockade formed from the ribbon of the French Croix De Guerre was worn on the service dress cap by the 4th. Battalion K.S.L.I. and also by the 8th Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (Leeds Rifles). The 1st/4th King's Shropshire Light Infantry wore a C de G cockade on the service cap up to 1941. 4th Bn KSLI, in commemoration of the gallant exploits of 1/4 KSLI at La Montagne dear Bligny on 6/6/1918 all personnel were on 3/6/1922 presented with cockades of 1914-18 C Dr G ribbon to be worn on the left side of the SD caps by all ranks. On 1/8/1941 as an economy measure the wearing of the cockade was restricted to officers and members of the band. All other personally wore instead a 1/2" deep shoulder flash of the C de G ribbon (without the original bronzed palm emblem) at the shoulder point on both sleeves of the BD blouse. Army Order Number 431 Grant of Honorary Distinction His Majesty The King has been graciously pleased to approve of the officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 8th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own) being permitted to wear in their headdresses on all ceremonial parades, a Cockade of the Colours of the French Croix de Guerre in commemoration of their exploits at La Montaigne de Bligny in 1918, for which they were 'cité' in the Orders of the 5th French Army. G81.7
8th Canadian Hussars Bi-Metal Cap Badge and Collar Badge Set A cap and collar set with loops and fixing studs. All in excellent condition. One collar back stamped with a reference code. The 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) (VIII CH) is the longest-serving armoured regiment in the Canadian Army. It was formed on the 4 April 1848 in New Brunswick. Today it is a reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment with two squadrons. Its Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) and A Squadron are located in Moncton with B Squadron located in Sussex, New Brunswick. Comm StWi (67)
8th Corps Formation Sign - Embroidered 2nd Pattern VIII Corps, circa 6cm by 5cm, white embroidered thread on scarlet felt. Original, good condition. Coll.
8th Corps Printed Cloth Formation Sign 2nd pattern printed cloth formation sign. White knight in armour on red rectangle. Removed from uniform. In good condition, colours bright. As part of 21st Army Group, 8 Corps landed in Normandy with the 7th and 11th Armoured under its command and fought from the landings all the way into Germany. Ref Morris Part 1 p10 no.9. Coll
8th Gurkha Rifles Large Pattern Black Button Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank and blank reverse. In very good condition. D10
8th Hussars Officers Buttons Gilt Buttons Medium and Small Cap Buttons A pair of 2 part construction mounted buttons with KRIH monogram and roman numerals VIII below. This pattern only worn by officers. Medium button circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Jennens & Co London (dates this to pre 1924) and the smaller cap button is circa 13mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Pitt & Co London. Both heavily polished by an over eager batman. Scarce. D65.3
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 Royal Irish Hussars Edwardian Issue Cap Bi-metal Other Ranks Cap Badge A very attractive badge in good condition (slight darkening to right of crown) with two dark toned original loops to the reverse (e-w). Circa 1902- 1910. braising / sweat / expansion hole to reverse of a kings crown. E58.30 Please note to be posted 19th May.
8th Royal Irish Hussars Facing Pair of Bi-Metal Collar Badges, Kings Crown A facing pair of bi-metal collar badges to the 8th Kings royal Irish Hussars. Both with two original loops to the reverse. Not an exact match but good from the front. Churchill & Westlake No 21 refers. Comm StWi (159)
8th Royal Irish Hussars Matched Facing Pair of Bi-Metal Collar Badges, Kings Crown A facing and matched pair of bi-metal collar badges to the 8th Kings royal Irish Hussars with equal wear. Both with two original loops to the reverse. Some heavy polishing and loss of definition to the brass crowns - clearly a very smart trooper! Churchill & Westlake No 21 refers. G169.2
8th Volunteer Battalion VB The Kings Liverpool Regiment Pouch / Sporran White Metal Badge Scarce white metal pouch / sporran badge with two original screw bolts to the reverse, worn by the 8th (Scottish) Volunteer Battalion King's Regiment (Liverpool). The White Horse of Hanover to the centre of a circlet bearing the title: " 8th.V.B. Liverpool ". In very good condition. Most probably for the pouch as I have seen loops for wear on the sporran. Comm Roha (B3)
92nd Regiment of Foot ( Gordon Highlanders ) Pipers White Metal Glengarry Badge, 1868 - 1881 A quality white metal die struck badge with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. In excellent condition. Simply gorgeous. Bloomer page 85 refers. D80.5
92nd Regiment of Foot ( Gordon Highlanders ) Pipers White Metal Glengarry Badge, 1868 - 1881 A quality white metal die struck badge with two original toned loops to the reverse. Some brown staining to front which will clean off with a short soak in some lemon juice otherwise in very good condition. Bloomer page 85 refers. Scarce. Comm DaMc (399)
95th Foot (The Sherwood Foresters ( Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Other Ranks Brass Glengarry Badge An original 1874 - 1881 pre Territorial Glengarry badge, die struck in a coppery brass with two original brass loops to the reverse, mounted east-west. In good condition with sharp detail. K&K Vol 1 No 570 refers. D80.3
97th Regiment of Foot (Earl of Ulster\'s) (Later West Kent Regiment) Glengarry, pre 1881 In good overall condition with loss of detail to highpoints from service wear. Two original copper loops (n-s) to the reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
99th AGRA Army Group Royal Artillery Woven Formation Sign Very slight edge wear to centre left edge otherwise in very good condition and looks unissued. Formed in 1947 and re-designated in 1948. A short lived and scarce formation sign. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5418 refers. Comm PaLi
99th Gurkha Infantry Brigade Cloth Formation Sign - Printed White on Brown Removed from uniform, central crease otherwise in good condition. Acquired from a former Gurkha officer. Circa 5cm by 4.1cm. Based in Malaya. BoBD No 4712 refers. Coll.
9th ( Queen\'s Royal ) Lancers Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge - extra long slider White metal cap badge with original slider, which is very long and suggestive of a pagri badge. In very good condition. The Regiment was amalgamated with the 12th Lancers in 1960. K&K Vol 1, Fig. 764 refers. D41.9
9th ( Queens Royal ) Lancers Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge White metal die struck cap badge, shaped to cap, with original slider. In very good condition. King's crown pattern pre 1952. 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 (Cyclist) Battalion Hampshire Regiment Matched Pair of Brass Collar Badges A die struck other ranks gilding metal matching pair with two original loops to the reverse of each. These are the 12 spoke pattern. Slight touch of verdigris otherwise in very good condition and scarce. Raised 1911, disbanded 1920. These boys got to see the world in WW1, with service in India and Siberia. Churchill No 1041 refers. Comm AdSm
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot Open Backed Pewter Other Ranks Button, pre 1855 (No 1) A scarce open backed pewter button, circa 17mm in diameter, with original shank. In good condition for age. I have seen similar examples excavated from the Crimea. Scarce. Comm DaSm
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button Pre 1881 (No 2) A pre 1881 other ranks button for the 9th Regt of Foot. Circa 26mm in diameter with fixed shank, maker marked Firmin Ld, London & Birmingham. In very good condition. Ripley No 96 refers. Comm DaSm
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Medium Brass Button, pre 1881 (No 5) A pre 1881 other ranks button for the 9th Regt of Foot. Circa 18mm in diameter, grooved back with shank, maker marked E&Ws / Patent. Some slight loss of detail from polishing otherwise in very good condition and a scarce Irish maker. I have left the pipe cleaner on for the shank is fixed and difficult to display on a card without some means of attaching, but easily removed. See also my item 64213 for the same patented fixing groove but this also carries a maker mark for Peter Tait as well as E&Ws. Ripley No 96 refers. Comm DaSm
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Medium Pattern Button Stillwell, pre 1881 (No 4) A pre 1881 other ranks button for the 9th Regt of Foot. Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Stillwell & Co, London. Very slight loss of detail from polishing otherwise in good condition Ripley No 96 refers. Comm DaSm
9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot Other Ranks Medium Pattern Button, Pre 1881 (No 3) A pre 1881 other ranks button for the 9th Regt of Foot. Circa 19mm in diameter with fixed shank, maker marked Firmin's Ld London. In very good condition. Ripley No 96 refers. Comm DaSm
9th / 12th Lancers Bullion Mess Dress NCO Arm Badge Mess dress NCO's POW bullion rank badge worn on the arm. On black backing cloth. Worn from 1960 onwards. Circa 45mm tall and 45mm wide including the backing cloth. Part number / army number in white lettering to the reverse. Linaker & Dine Colour Plate C refers. F40.2
9th / 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales\'s) Officers Bullion Beret Badge A fine EIIR coloured silks and gold bullion officers' private purchase beret badge on red felt backing, removed from cap. Slightly moth grazing to front red backing but no holes, has some age to it. In very good condition, G31.2
9th / 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales\'s) Officers Silver plated and gilt cap badge - Gaunt London A fine EIIR die cast silvered and gilt example, two part die cast construction. Two original long silvered loops to the reverse (some bending from service wear). Maker's stamp J.R. Gaunt, London to reverse. In very good condition. D80.3
9th 1XL Queens 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. Coll
9th Battalion (Glasgow Highlanders) Highland Light Infantry (HLI) White Metal Glengarry Badge A die struck white metal cap badge with two original splay-footed copper lugs to the reverse. Some minor loss of detail through service wear otherwise in good overall condition. A random blob of lead to reverse as depicted in the photo on the reverse, which does not detract. This pattern worn from 1908 - 1939. Comm StWi (358)
9th Battalion (Glasgow Highlanders) Highland Light Infantry (HLI) White Metal Glengarry Badge - \'Lacesset\' spelling A die struck nickel plated fronted metal cap badge with two original long copper lugs (bent inwards) to the reverse. Some minor staining and touches of verdigris otherwise in good overall condition. This pattern worn from 1908 - 1939. This is the scarcer \"Lacesset\" spelling version. Comm DaMc (367)
9th Battalion (Glasgow Highlanders) Highland Light Infantry (HLI) White Metal Glengarry Badge with Tartan Cloth Badge Backing A die struck white metal cap badge with two original copper lugs to the reverse. This pattern worn from 1908 - 1939. Complete with Government Tartan Cloth (Black Watch) Badge Backing and cotter pin. In very good condition. Comm DaMc (8)
9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment (TA) Felt Cloth Arm Badge formation sign A felt war arm badge with slight edge nibble to the yellow felt. black backing with some tape remains otherwise in good condition. Comm PaLi No longer available
9th Battalion The Glasgow Highlanders White Metal Glengarry Badge A white metal glengarry badge for the 9th (TF) Battalion The Glasgow Highlanders with two original lug fastenings (east and west). \'Lacessit\' spelling. This pattern as worn from 1939 - 1952. See my item 64996 for the 2nd Battalion unique pattern of this badge. K&K No 2363 refers. Comm FB
9th East Norfolk Regiment of Foot Officers Gilt Tunic Button, pre 1855 Circa 20mm in diameter, fixed shank, Jennens & Co London. Gilt dulled otherwise in very good condition and rare. Comm DaSm
9th East Norfolk Regiment of Foot Officers Tunic Button, 1855 - 1881 Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers), London. Button and gilt in superb condition. Ripley No 96 refers. Comm DaSm
9th Lancers Officers Gilt Medium Pattern Button, Kings Crown. Circa 19mm in diameter, fxed shank and maker marked Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London. Gilt bright and in good condition. Comm FB
9th Lancers Victorian (QVC) Other Ranks Pair of White Metal Collar Badges A good match, two die stuck collar badges each with 4 original loops to reverse. In very good condition. Comm StWi (145)
9th Volunteer Battalion (VB) The Royal Scots White Metal Glengarry Badge, 1902- 1908 A die struck white metal cap badge star similar in size and design of that worn by officer\'s/WOs of the Scots Guards, but this one as noted in white metal. Circa 5cms across. With two original long loops to the reverse (north-south). Attributed in two different Bosley auctions (in 2000 and 2012 respectively) as worn by the 9th Volunteer Battalion Royal Scots for the limited period 1902 - 1908. Only the third one I have encountered in 20 years (apart from smaller versions which are assumed to be collars to the same unit). Rare. Final photo shows it alongside a Scots Guards enamel and silver plate forage cap star for comparison purposes only. The latter is for sale elsewhere on this site (now sold). Comm DaMc (265) On hold for C
A 1950s / 1960s French Special Forces Embroidered Formation Sign - Colonial Parachutists La Brigade de Parachutistes Coloniaux: Brigade of Colonial Parachutists, formed at Vannes in February 1955 from the 1re DBCCP. Transitioned to la Brigade École des Parachutistes Colonial in February 1958 and then to la Brigade de Parachutistes d'Outre-Mer in December 1958. See pages 91-100 but you will need to brush up on your French (if not French!): http://www.aamtdm.net/images/stories/histoire/historique_brigade_para_om.pdf In good condition, embroidered and in airborne colours, with some age to it and paste / glue traces to the reverse.
A and SH - Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders White on Red Woven Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition, white hessian backed. Some bluetack /paper traces to reverse. This is the scarcer pattern with "and" in place of "&". Davis No 346 refers (he categorises it as very rare). Hi
A and SH - Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders White on Red Woven Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition, white mesh hessian backed. Some glue and paper traces to reverse. This is the scarcer pattern with "and" in place of "&". Pre 1943 and most probably an officer's issue given the existence of the economy printed version. Davis No 346 refers (he categorises it as very rare). BoBD 2879 (printed version) refers. G112
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 CQD ( SOS) Medal in Silver, as awarded to the crews of the White Star steamship Republic A full size C.Q.D. Medal in Silver, as awarded to members of the Merchant Marine complete with original maroon ribbon and mounted for wear \'swing style\'. unnamed as issued. Silver dark toned. In NEF condition. The silver C.Q.D. medal was awarded to the crews of the White Star steamship Republic, the S.S. Florida and S.S. Baltic in saving the lives of the passengers of the stricken Republic in the Atlantic on 21st January 1909, this being the first time that a Marconi Operator had sent a distress signal using the CQD radio signal. The universal emergency CQD signal ‘C.Q. - all stations; D. - Distress’, colloquially known as ‘Come Quick Danger’ predated the use of the more familiar S.O.S. The liner Baltic responded to the call. The Republic was the more seriously damaged vessel, but all of her passengers and crew were transferred, first to the Florida and then to the Baltic before she sank. The saloon passengers of the Baltic and the Republic subscribed to a fund to provide medals to the crews of all three ships in saving more than 1700 lives. Four silver-gilt examples of this medal were presented to the Captains of the three ships involved and to Jack Binns, the Marconi operator aboard the Republic who sent the CQD radio signal. Binns became a hero when the survivors reached New York and was given a welcome parade. This was the first time that radio was used to effect a rescue at sea. Silver medals, of which this is one, with ring suspenders were presented to the other ships\' officers and their crews. The White Star liner RMS Republic, known as the ‘Millionaires Ship’ on account of the wealth of its clientele, had set sail for Genoa and Alexandria from New York with a reported 461 passengers and a crew of roughly 300 under the command of Captain Sealby. In dense fog in the early hours 21 January, RMS Republic collided with the steamship Florida off the coast near Martha’s Vineyard, which was itself carrying some 800 Italian immigrants heading towards New York from Naples. After a heavy collision, it was clear the Republic was going to sink, Captain Sealby took charge of the abandonment of the ship, and the telegrapher Jack Binns sent out the internationally recognised distress signal via his new Marconi wireless set - He maintained this signal for 14 hours while the passengers were evacuated onto the Florida. Help came before long as other ships came to take the passengers and crew onto their vessels, and the ailing Republic was taken in tow by tugs but soon after sank, with rumours of a huge shipment of gold aboard. The ramifications of this incident were huge, in that there had been a swift response and remarkably low loss of life, only four seaman and two 1st class passengers died, with two further injured. Furthermore, wireless distress signals were made mandatory worldwide, with ‘C.Q.D.’ eventually being replaced by ‘S.O.S.’. Tragically, this caused a level of over-confidence in a ship’s ability to be saved through modern technology, and levels of life-boats began to be reduced - a terrible error that would indirectly seal the fate of the Republic’s sister ship the RMS Titanic, as the White Star Line owners wrongly assumed that any larger liner would take several hours to sink and new fangled radio would obtain help quickly within the well used shipping lanes and life boats would only be required to effect the transfer of passengers and crew. As a result the number of lifeboats on the Titanic was inadequate to support the number of people on board. Coincidentally Jack Binns was offered the post of wireless officer on board the new Titanic but declined. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). D81.2 Sold to Bernie
A D Corps (Army Dental Corps) Embroidered Cloth SHoulder Title Early pattern red on green worn until 1946 when they became Royal. No moth, white hessian backed. Some traces of white bluetack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Fairly scarce. Davis No 372 refers. Comm GrH
A fascinating WW2 group to a Lady - her medals, cloth badges and paperwork to R. Bachelor ATS As mounted, presumably for display in a frame, now removed. A superb collection to this long serving female member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service ( ATS ) of her mementos of service throughout WW2. All mounted on an original khaki cloth panel it includes a formation sign combination of Northern Home Counties 1st Pattern of a green apple on a blue diamond with a ATS Signals Section White over Blue with the numeral 2 in black still attached to original uniform backing, a curled up ATS lanyard, a printed Anti-Aircraft battery formation sign, a 5 year war service strip with an extra strip added to make it 6 years, a Defence Medal and War Medal both unnamed as issued, a fibre ID disk dog tag named to ATS W12134 R.C. (Roman Catholic) VOL (volunteered) Bachelor, R., two pieces of original paperwork, one a permission to be absent from camp stamped GHQ Home Forces Signals, No 7 London District Group, and the other a permit for entering to Central Ordnance Depot with her signature and finally, a photo of Bachelor posing in her lorry cab. Worthy of further research, a totally original untouched group. C2.5
A fine Selection of Silver Plated and White Metal Volunteer / Militia Artillery Buttons x 8 A fine collection, seven with shanks and one with post fitting for the epaulette. Some with floating shanks. Various styles and makers, five with QVC crowns and three with King's crowns. A good-looking set. Comm DaSm
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. Would prefer to post to a UK address only, unless by prior arrangement (and shipping quote to be provided) Coll
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 Group of WW2 Medals To The Man Who Taught Mussolini To Play Table Tennis A group of four WW2 medals in very good condition mounted for wear: 1939-45 Star (some wear to ribbon), Burma Star, Defence Medal and War Medal attributed to Lieutenant-Colonel John Temple Bouverie Leader (known as ‘Johnny’) Royal Suffolk Hussars and Royal Artillery. A noted tennis player and eldest son of a famous Irish soldier, the Colonel John Leader of Keale House who had fought in the Boer War and WW1 and armed the US state of Oregon! The Temple in his name derived from the previous fifteen generations of \'Leaders\' derived from an old moated hall at Keale in Cork; the family name had been \'Temple\' until the Battle of the Boyne, whereupon Prince William of Orange renamed John Temple of Keale, \'Leader\'. The Bouverie in his name derived from his mother\'s family as his father, having retired from military service in 1909 relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, with his new English wife, Evelyn Pleydell-Bouverie, the daughter of the former commander of the 17th DCO Lancers, and niece of the Earl of Radnor. The medals come with some of Johnny’s military insignia as follows: his dog tags, an officers RA OSD cap badge (turning wheel (very stiff) complete with its two blades and maker marked JR Gaunt London) and a tie pin style RA brooch in gilt and enamel, with original pin fixing and in very good condition, a good portrait photo of him as a captain Royal Artillery, a photo (stained) of him with his father and his two other brothers in tennis kit (note his father\'s wry smile as he is deliberately standing on Johnny’s right foot!!) and a copy of an article from of the friends of the Suffolk Regiment website which includes a head shot photo of Johnny wearing a Loyal Suffolk Hussars Collar badge. There are also a selection of letters and airgrams from him to his family at home from India both in the 1930s and during WW2. Johnny died in 2008 in Norfolk aged 94, and lead what appears to be a wonderful life and at his funeral a eulogy (printed copy included) contains many details of his life and war service. He was born on 9th June 1913 in Vancouver Canada, and grew up in the USA and Canada and later went to France with the family. He was already a fine tennis player and whilst winning tournaments on the Riviera he was spotted by Mussolini who invited him to play tennis in Italy and he subsequently taught Mussolini to play table tennis; the great dictator being a regular at the Leader\'s villa for some weeks as his skill at the sport improved. Johnny played tennis against some of the greats of the time and even mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1932. Whilst in Majorca he met the great love of his life, a young American girl, Amoret Fitz Randolph known by all affectionately as \'Weeny\'. They married in 1934 in Maryland USA and moved to Tidcombe Hall, Devon, but the house was too large and the grounds to small so they bought Monks Hall near Diss in Norfolk and lived there all their lives. They were the complete \'it\' couple, no party was complete without them and they seemed to have it all until war broke out. Johnny was an officer in the Loyal Suffolk Hussars and when war was declared, he was called up and became part of the Royal Artillery; the arm of service to which the Loyal Suffolk Hussars were part of. When the first members of the US 8th Air Force began arriving in England in May 1942, Johnny was chosen to be a liaison officer with this new group of visitors. His American wife too, helped ease diplomatic relations at an awkward time. Posted to India, he was to be part of a special Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery, designed to restore law and order in the newly invaded Japan, but the atomic bomb put pay to that. India was familiar territory for Johnny as he had been there previously teaching tennis to the grandson of the Maharajah of Kutch. Post war Johnny and Wenny with their two sons continued to live and farm at Monks Hall. Johnny became a magistrate, chairman of the education committee and a vicar’s warden. The London Gazette for 7th June 1963 confirms that as a Major of Territorial Army Reserve of Officers, he had reached the age limit and ceased to be a member of the reserve, retaining the honorary rank of Lt-Col. His father was a famous soldier in WW1, and the subject of the musical composition “The Colonel Leader March’. His father\'s medals were sold via Spink and his medals and write up can be seen here: https://www.spink.com/lot/17003000538 see: http://www.millstreet.ie/blog/2016/10/06/colonel-john-leader-of-keale-house And https://blogs.uoregon.edu/scua/2014/12/16/colonel-john-leader-the-man-who-prepared-oregon-for-world-war-i/ B24.D.80.4
A in Flames aa Anodised Aluminium Proficiency Arm badge for Ammunition Technician, Assistant Ammunition Examiner (RAOC only) Worn only in RAOC units responsible for the storage, supply, maintenance, repair, inspection and modification of all ammunition used in the British Army, plus disposal. Minimum, rank is Corporal and by Warrant Officers on right arm. This pattern worn until 1960. Circa 6.2cm tall. Three original loops to the reverse and in very good condition. Edwards & Langley No 118A refers. D80.4
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 matched facing pair of 14th / 20th Hussars Officers Collar Badges, QEII issue A facing matched pair of 14/20th Hussars die cast gilt officer's collar badges, with two original loops to the reverse of each and in fabulous condition. QEII crown. D51.12
A Matched Facing Pair of British Army Musicians Bandsmen Piper Full Dress Bullion Wings An excellent facing matched pair of musicians full dress wings with all hooks and straps present. NATO stock number to the reverse of one of them. . Gold bullion wire-embroidered on black cloth. In very good condition. Coll
A Matched Facing Pair of Generic Light Infantry Brass / Gilding Metal Bugles on Backing Cloths A facing pair with three original loops to the reverse and green felt circular backing cloths. In very good condition. Worn as collars but also as single badges by buglers of Light Infantry regiments on the upper right arm. Edwards & Langley p112 refers. Comm StWi (149)
A matching pair of framed original watercolour paintings of officers of the famous North East Regiments signed by R Simkin A unique opportunity to own two very attractive original watercolours (not prints) of officers in review order from the Northumberland Fusiliers and Durham Light Infantry (DLI). By the the similar size, framing and the subjects' backgrounds they were created by the artist at approximately the same time, possibly as a commission for the initial shop art dealer / retailer. In good overall condition. A few marks behind the glass and the frames are old, The DLI picture frame still with original brown backing paper bearing the retailers stamp " B J Stone, Fine Art Dealer, 43 Blackett Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne". Each is circa 10.5 inches tall and 7.77 inches wide. Colours bright. Will only post to a UK address. DRW
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. Sold to WS
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 pair of Ball domed buttons to the Honourable Artillery Company ( HAC ) Both King's crown, with fixed shanks and no maker's marks. In good condition. Coll.
A pair of Dorset Regiment Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Titles Two different patterns, the smaller most probably an officers pattern. In very good condition.
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 pair of Second World War British Army tropical khaki drill \"Bombay Bloomers\" Shorts, dated 1943 A WW2 worn pair with some stains and dirty marks and one buckle missing the other has gone a bit green. All buttons present. They would clean up a bit but do have some stains which may not come out. Original label is on the outside! Size 5. Will post to a UK address only.
A quality silver plated RVC Volunteer Battalion Officers Whistle Keep and Chain In very good condition with maker's plate Hobson London. Comm GrSt (1)
A Rare Pair of Early Royal Navy Officers Buttons pre 1774 A Royal Navy Captain\'s Silver Tunic Button as worn from 1757- 1774 (circa 14mm across) and a less well struck Royal Navy Lieutenant\'s button of the same era (circa 17mm in diameter), the latter most probably excavated. Both with original shanks. Rare. Not often you find something of such quality surviving from the Seven Years War! In 1774, the Royal Navy adopted the fouled anchor design for its buttons and dropped the rose motif. See the following URL for confirmation: http://www.colchestertreasurehunting.co.uk/navy%20buttons.htm Coll Sold to DH
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.
A Scarce Pair of WW1 3rd Birmingham ( Pals ) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Other Ranks Large and Medium Brass Buttons Both backmarked JR Gaunt Ld, London. Original floating shanks. Dated 1914 to front. Circa 25mm and 19mm in diameter respectively. Slight polishing to high points otherwise in very good condition and scarce. Comm DaSm
A selection of WW1 original photos - Royal Artillery etc Four photos, one a smaller than average postcard, reverse annotated 'with love from Alf'. Alf is a sergeant in the RA and has two wound stripes. Next a pair of oval photos on matching backing cards of a Royal Artillery officer and presumably his wife. And finally a postcard of a corporal in tropical / overseas kit which is annotated India 1918 on the reverse but of which regiment there is no indication. They are all unrelated as far as I am aware, just being lotted here together for the first time. Various conditions, the photo of Alf is in poor condition but is a good image. Comm SiSa
A Selection of Cloth items to the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Four different cloth items to this territorial unit, two patterns of shoulder titles, a flash / small strip of regimental silk ribbon and what looks like a large early bullion blazer badge. All with glue / paper stuck to reverse, a few edge nibbles and some minor staining to front of smaller title otherwise all in good overall condition. Sold as seen in the photos. Ex Professor Charles Thomas Collection. Comm DaSm
A set of 8 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Gilt Brass Flat Buttons Came together so presumably removed from the same blazer or tunic, 4 large (maker marked, 2 by Pitt & Co, 2 by London Badge & Button) and 4 medium pattern (unmarked), circa 23mm and 17mm respectively, with shanks, all in very good condition with the exception of one smaller button which has a few stain marks to the gilt finish. These are of good quality and have some age to them. Bling up your blazer! Coll
A Set of Monmouthshire Regiment 'In Memorium' Booklets for WW1 and WW2 Given the difference in years of production, 1923 for the First World War and 1951 for the Second World War version, these are remarkably similar in format and layout. 19 pages and 16 pages respectively, card covers. The WW1 version has some minor spine wear, some light foxing and rusting to centre staples but otherwise a good clean tight copy with no annotations or page tears. Included is a 5 page history of the regiment in WW1 including a summary of casualties, commanding officers and decorations and awards. Over 27 Officers and 512 other ranks lost their lives in WW1 and their roll is included in the pamphlet. The WW2 version is in better condition overall and has a sample of the regimental ribbon for the regiment as part of its front cover. It includes 4 page summary of the role played by the 2nd Battalion in WW2, and confirms 229 soldiers of the Regiment lost their lives in WW2. This roll appears in the pamphlet. A good clean tight copy with no annotations or page tears. Slight rusting to central staples. Included is a leaflet republished from The Free Press of Monmouthshire which includes a printed group photo of the senior officers of the Regiment and the Bishop of Monmouth and the Vicar of Trevethin. This is slightly foxed but otherwise in good condition. Please note I will not split the items, they deserve to stay together. G38.2
A Short History of the Durham Light Infantry DLI (1st & 2nd Battalions) Booklet - Attributed A small card cover booklet of 32 pages, staples now rusted and centre pages detached on one staple so fragile, corner folds some pages and stains and creasing to card covers, central otherwise in reasonable overall condition. No illustrations. Covers the history of the two regular battalions until the 2nd Battalion\'s departure for China in 1927. Pencil annotation to one of the rear pages - \"Sgt Sig J Clark, 2nd Durham LI\". Such books were issued to new recruits to foster the Regimental Spirit! Comm FB
A small pair of silver bullion thread Territorial Force / Army officers T shoulder badges A small pair at circa 1cms tall as worn on the mess dress and full dress cord epaulettes. In unissued condition complete with original paper backings. Coll
A small pair of silver bullion thread volunteer force officers V shoulder badges A small pair at circa 1.4cm tall as worn on the mess dress and full dress cord epaulettes. In unissued condition. Coll
A South Staffordshire Regiment Holland Patch Badge Backing Desperately Seeks A Badge A padded khaki coloured linen cloth holland badge backing, padded and pierced for a slider, looking for a South Staffordshire Regiment Cap Badge for a long and stable relationship! In worn condition with the outline of the badge sought clearly visible. The Holland cloth originates from the 38th of Foot (1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment) who from the early 18th century spent over 50 years on continuous foreign service, whilst in the West Indies their uniforms got in such a bad state that they started to make waistcoats from Holland Cloth (a type of linen sack cloth made in Northern Ireland) and also to line their red tunics. They often only wore their khaki waistcoats on account of the heat - and therefore probably were the first regiment to wear a khaki or tropical uniform. The Holland Patch was not officially sanctioned until 12th December 1935. Sometimes incorrectly described as an Armhem patch creating a spurious relationship with the Airborne Forces. "Badge Backings and Special Embellishments" pp 132-133 refer. Comm StWi (50)
A Tragedy at Sea - HMS Waterwitch 1903 Composite Original Photo Cabinet 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 WW1 Christmas 1914 postcard from King George V ( in Army Uniform ) and Queen Mary for Overseas Troops As well as the 1914 Christmas Gift Box, another Royal gift distributed to the BEF and Royal Navy on Christmas Day was a sepia coloured postcard. It carried a printed&8209;photograph (by W & D Downey ) of the King and Queen. On the back of it was this message, \"With our best wishes for Christmas 1914. May God protect you and bring you home safe\'. In very good condition, except for a slight pressure crease near the left hand side of Queen Mary\'s head. No central fold as sometimes found from storage in the gift box. Scarce. Z5
A WW1 Christmas 1914 postcard from King George V ( in Naval Uniform ) and Queen Mary for Overseas Troops As well as the 1914 Christmas Gift Box, another Royal gift distributed to the BEF and Naval Forces on Christmas Day was a sepia coloured postcard. It carried a printed‑photograph (by W & D Downey ) of the King and Queen. On the back of it was this message, "With our best wishes for Christmas 1914. May God protect you and bring you home safe'. In very good condition. No central fold as often found from storage in the gift box. Scarce. Coll
A WW2 full-worded block type lettering Royal Army Medical Corps ( RAMC ) Embroidered cloth shoulder title A full-worded block type lettering R.A.M.C. shoulder title. This early WW2 full-worded title was also issued to the Airborne Medical units 133 Parachute Field Ambulance and the 181 Air-landing Field Ambulance. This has a white block type lettering on a maroon back ground with a black gauze backing to the letters. Some traces of paper stuck to the reverse otherwise in very good condition, with no mothing, damage or repairs. Scarce. Comm GrH sold to DR
A&SH Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders - Northern Ireland Issue Cap Badge Black white metal, with two original loops and retaining all original factory applied finish. Scarce. Comm RoHa (B3)
A&SH Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Captains Embroidered Cloth Rank Shoulder Slide Slip On A Captain\'s shoulder slide for wear on the officers grey shirt. Black wool embroidered \" A. & S.H. and 3 pips. In very good condition and scarce. H49.2
A&SH Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Pipers Belt-end Badge A small silver plated cast example with two screw fittings and with original nuts and washers, worn on the piper\'s cross belt and one of three such ornaments, this one located on the belt tip. In good condition with original retaining nuts, detail not sharp on account of being a cast example. Cat\'s tail up. Circa 7.2cms wide and 3.1cms tall. Thank you to Rhys for the information. Comm DaMc (344) Sold to BR
AA Anodised QEII 7th Hussars Cap Badge - Firmin A scarce anodised aluminium cap badge for The 7th Hussars with a slider fastening (marked Firmin London). In very good condition. K& K No 1895 refers. B43.8
Aberdeen University (Scotland) Royal Naval Unit Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title In unissued condition. Only one available. The first University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) was established in Aberdeen in 1967 and was still training 58 students when it was moved to Edinburgh in 2012. Their training vessel was HMS Archer. The end of Aberdeen University Royal Naval Unit left a major port and huge swathe of coastline without a permanent naval presence. Comm MwPy
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. On hold for BS
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 +.
ACC ( Army Catering Corps ) Pair of Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles Not matched but reasonable condition. Comm GrH
ACC (Army Catering Corps) Embroidered Cloth Felt Shoulder Title Condition as per photographs.
ACC Army Catering Corps Embroidered Yellow on Light Grey Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Paste back variety, in good clean condition. Slight traces of gum to reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
ACF Army Cadet Force Pair of Yellow on Black Embroidered Shoulder Title Matched pair, good condition.
ACF Army Cadet Force White on Red Embroidered Shoulder Title Good condition, slight edge wear to red felt.
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.
Addey & Stanhope School Unmarked Silver Pin Brooch Badge - JTC/CCF? I have not been able to find a specific reference to a badge being worn by this school as either a Junior Training Corps or Combined Cadet Force in the standard text books. This may have nothing to do with either, but it is extremely well made with a real quality to it. Original and functional pin fitting to the reverse. Circa 39mm tall. Any information welcome. Addey and Stanhope was a grammar school from 1944 until 1977 and was one of the first co-educational secondary schools in England. Located in Lewisham, London. K42.3
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Additional Photos Scarce WW2 Royal Navy Ratings Uniform - H.M. Submarines Cap Tally and Photo - all attributed to K. Pegler Additional photos in support of item 58307 above Coll
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
Aeronautical Inspection Directorate (AID) On HM Service Mini lapel badge - Ladies Issue A small gilt brass and enamel lapel badge as worn by this civilian organisation involved in the quality control of the aviation manufacturing industry during WW2. Original pin fitting (fully functional) with maker details ‘Roden London’ to reverse. In very good condition with no damage to the enamel. Circa 2.2cm tall. See the following URL for Isabel Milburn's account as a member of the A.I.D. during WW2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/01/a8851601.shtml Coll
AFI - Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles (NBMR) White Metal Cap Badge An original UK made die struck Northern Bengal Mounted Rifles cap badge circa 4.5 cms x 4 cms; two original lugs to rear. A good example with sharp detail. Comm DaMc (152) Sold to Mr EB
Africa - 1st Rhodesian Armoured Car Regiment (ACR) Subdued Regimental Printed Cloth Formation Designation Sign Flash Arm Badge Screen printed on green cotton. In good condition. Not one of the screen printed copies circulating on a well known auction site. Owen C606 refers. Comm BoHa (288)
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 - Rhodesia Regiment Large Pattern Blackened Brass Helmet / Cap Badge Circa 5.6cms tall and 4.5cms wide, black brass with original slider and metal retaining strip holding in place the red felt backing to voided central device. As worn from 1927 - 1947. King\'s Crown. Comm DaMc (184)
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. Coll
Africa - Rhodesian Army General Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge Formation Sign Designation Flash Lion facing to the right (worn in facing pairs), in good overall condition. As issued from 1964. Owen C506 refers. Comm BoHa (272)
Africa - Sudan Medical Service Chromed and Enamel Badge A scarce red enamel and chrome badge, with original and stout pin to reverse, maker marked Firmin London. In good condition overall (some minor wear to chromium on the high points), enamel intact (some light surface marks) and most probably dating from the early1950s. Sudan obtained independence from Britain and Egypt in 1956. Circa 3.9cms in diameter. Not seen one before and does not appear in Renfrew. Possibly a civilian organisation and worn on the apron rather than a hat. Any information welcome. Comm DaMc (54)
Africa - The Royal Rhodesia Regiment Blackened Brass Cap Badge - QEII Crown Metal Cap Two of two original loops (some service wear) and it has its retaining strip to hold in place the red velvet backing disc. Queen\'s crown and worn circa 1957 to 1972. Circa 4.5cm tall. Some wear to black finish on the high points. Owen No 2989 / Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 607 refers. Comm BoHa (364)
African Colonial - Swaziland Police Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown A well made brass die cast badge with two original loops to the reverse and embossed with the maker\'s details Firmin London. Worn 1932 - 1956. Some polishing to the badge and loss of detail but otherwise in very good condition. Renfrew et al Vol 1 no 686 refers Comm TeMo
African Ghana Ghanaian Air Force Parachute Jump Instructor WingWings A nicely padded embroidered half wing brevet in unissued condition of circa 1970s vintage. Comm ViCr
African High Commission Territories (HCT) Officers Cap Badge for Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland High cast gilt example, a very solid badge but has some wear to gilt and also some damage to crown, see photos. Two loops to the reverse. Badges like this would have been made in extremely small quantities. Rare. Renfrew el al, Vol 1 No 510 refers. G81.4 Sold to Terry
African NRG Northern Rhodesia Government Gilt Brass Shoulder Title A gilt brass shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Dowler Birmingham to the reverse. Dowler made a lot of the colonial badges for the African nations. This title is not to be confused the Canadian National Reserve Guard who wore a similar title. As worn by a colonial administrator or government officer. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 1881 refers (similar but not identical). Comm DaMc (321)
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. Sold to Mr EB
African Somaliland Scouts White Metal Cap Badge, 1942 - 1952 - Gaunt 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. Comm DaMc (301)
AFV Armoured Fighting Vehicles Embroidered British Army Proficiency Arm Badge White on Khaki embroidered proficiency arm badge, hessian backed. In very good condition. Considered by WODC 1957 - 1960 for drivers of armoured fighting vehicles / tanks / armoured cars etc., but thought to be unofficial. Scarce. Edwards & Langley No 181 refers. Comm Boha (46)
Air Despatch Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC) Gilt Brass Proficiency Wrist Sleeve Badge, QEII Die struck with two original lugs to the reverse. Some verdigris to reverse otherwise in excellent condition with sharp detail. Circa 48mm wide by 31mm tall. Worn 1957 - 1965 by RASC personnel only. Edwards & Langley No 123A refers (see text p103). D80.4
Air Ministry Constabulary Police Constable White Metal Cap Badge A large die struck badge with two original loops to the reverse. King\'s Crown so pre 1952. In very good condition. The force was created in 1942 and existed as such until 1964. Associated with the Royal Air Force (RAF), guarding military airfields etc,. See https://british-police-history.uk/f/air-ministry Comm BoHa (12)
Air Raid Precautions (HD & WO WIlls) Cigarette Cards, Complete Set of 50 Cards, Issued 1938 An original set of Nos 1 through to 50, stored and supplied in plastic wallets. Never mounted or glued in an album, good colour, no tears, rips, annotations, or repairs. Very informative set evocative of the times. Condition, very good. no corner wear and a nice clean set. Non smoking house and stored in dark and dry conditions. Faults noted below. Observable faults: No 18 has a crease in it, No 31 has a slight impress mark down the centre, some minor fox marks to reverse of some, No 41 and 44 the worst. Coll
Air Raid Precautions ARP Hallmarked Silver Ladies 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 (silver dark toned), original pin and 'c' clasp fittings (c fitting slightly stretched open but still functional). Circa 3.9cm tall. Coll
Air Raid Precautions ARP 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. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). In very good condition.
Air Transport Auxiliary ATA Wings BD Economy 1944 Pattern - Rare In superb unissued condition. The Allied ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) was a Civilian, non-combatant group which existed during the 2nd World War to shuttle aircraft around. The ATA acronym additionally stood for a few humorous things but the one I like is, \"Anything To Anywhere\". Of the approximately 1200+ pilots and engineers from 28 different countries, notably about 170 were women (nicknamed the Attagirls) and all pilots became progressively skilled in flying many dozens of different aircraft - sometimes with just simple reference to the Ferry Pilot\'s Notes; \"The Blue Book\", a generic operational manual which provided basic instructions for nearly all Allied aircraft or the era. There were about 16 centres from which the ATA operated, two of these where the pilots and senior staff were all women. One hundred and seventy-three ATA aircrew lost their lives in accidents during the war.
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 reminiscences 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. According 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 Czechoslovak 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
Airborne / Special Forces Glider Pilot Regiment Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked C. Pitt & Co Ltd, London, W1. H40.15
AIRBORNE Airborne Embroidered Shoulder Title Yellow on Dark Blue - 1st Pattern RASC Air Despatch Companies A scarce airborne corps units shoulder title. This is the only one I have seen outside the one illustrated in Peter Taylor's book pp134-5. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Comm GrH
Airborne Parachute Field Ambulance RAMC TRF Patches A good worn set of tactical recognition flash insignia, two items which came together, as per photos. Relatively modern. Velcro backings to wings and the large camo patches. RAMC flash is sewn on. In good worn condition. Of Special forces interest also. Comm StWi
Airborne Special Forces Pegasus Enamel Tie Pin A modern and attractive Gilt and Enamel pin in very good condition, original long pin to reverse and maker marked London Badge (Company). In excellent condition. Coll
Airborne Wandeltochte Police Sports Association Renkum souvenir medal - Commemorating the Liberation of the Netherlands September 1944 A good original early pattern 'Airborne Walking Tour bronze participants medal', the obverse displaying an embossed Pegasus emblem and suspended from a silk maroon ribbon. Very good condition. Circa 27mm in diameter. The annual Airborne Walking Tour was started in 1947 to honour those who fought for the liberation of the Netherlands in the September 1944. It is a tribute to the 1,700 and more British and Polish parachutist soldiers who died and were buried in the Battle of Arnhem at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek, Netherlands. E65.2
Aldershot District, Southern Command Printed Formation Sign Removed from uniform and in worn condition with cellotape with unit identification to reverse. Sky looks dark blue to me not black! Worn from 1944 until 1948 only. Crossed beams of searchlights over a torch of learning. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4090 and Davis No 140 refer. Comm PaLi
Alexandra, Princess of Wale\'s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) Brass Gilding Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) With all four original loops, and in very good condition. Worn 1881 - 1914 on the Helmet Plate Centre and on the Glengarry until 1895. Added green cloth backing. K&K Vol 1 Nos 308 and 379 refer. D80.6
All 7 parts / episodes of the WW1 World War 1 in Colour DVDs - Daily Mail Issue All in near mint condition in their original card sleeves. A fascinating re-interpretation of old black and white footage into colour with an interesting narrative by Kenneth Branagh. Run time on each DvD disc is circa 50 minutes, so man hours of informative entertainment. Sold as seen and no returns on this item. Will post to a UK address only. Coll
AMC Air Ministry Constabulary Chromed White Metal Shoulder Title Two original chromed D style loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Coll
American Special Forces Intensive Rangers Training Qualification Award Embroidered White on Black Cloth Skull A rare item, awarded to selected personnel from the American 2nd Infantry Division who attended an intensive Ranger training course at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, between 12th April 1943 and 5th June 1943 only. A white wool skull with a white overstitched border on black wool felt backing - it has been cut to shape from the black disc, some minor traces of white bluetack to the reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 3.1cm tall and 2.4cm wide. See the following site: http://theindianhead.blogspot.com/2008/01/2nd-infantry-rangers.html Which confirms that those who successfully completed the course were presented with a certificate and a striking sleeve emblem of a white skull on a black circular background. The insignias had been made by hand by the wives and other women associated with the Division. A rare thing. Often confused with the the scull of a similar type worn by No 3 Commando's 4 Troop. This confusion is not helped by Peter Taylor who illustrates the pattern listed here as an item of No 3 Commando. See Formation Sign No 256 (October 2014). Comm GrH
Ampleforth College (Yorkshire) CCF Combined Cadet Force, woven cloth Shoulder Title In unissued condition, red on black. Coll
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 attractive display of cloth badges to the Royal Irish Rangers An attractive display of cloth badges to the Royal Irish Rangers, 15 items in total including a single shoulder title, rank and proficiency badges, all in mint condition and lightly taped to a green velvet backing which is mounted on cardboard ready for framing. Please ask for a postage quote first before purchasing if living overseas. The Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd and 87th) was a regular infantry regiment of the British Army with a relatively short existence, formed in 1968 and later merged with the Ulster Defence Regiment in 1992 to form the Royal Irish Regiment. D80.2
An Early 1st Surrey Rifles Black on Green Embroidered Shoulder Title Removed from uniform and in poor appearance, but not mothed and rare. No returns on this item. Comm GrH
An early Mercantile Marine Merchant Navy Officers Gold Bullion Cap Badge with Silver Plated Crown and Anchor Cap Badge - Makers label \'Lawton & Fenner\' Ltd A pre WW2 Merchant Navy Officer's Padded Gold Bullion Cap Badge with dark toned silver plated metal crown and anchor. Some tarnishing to gold bullion and some fading to maroon velvet central boss. Original maker's label to reverse 'Lawton & Fenner Ltd" and registered number 675204 which, if a registered design number, would date this pattern to 1920 - 1921. Circa 6.8cm tall including black felt backing cloth. Lawton & Fenner Ltd was based in Preston and Incorporated 24th December 1925. It appears to have been struck off the companies register in 1983 (London Gazette, edition 49312, page 4793 of 8th April 1983 refers). F97.2
An officer\'s red cord boss cap badge for the Light Infantry Circa 32mm in diameter, in good condition with cord undamaged. Silver plated bugle mounted to front on screw fitting (retaining nut missing) otherwise in very good condition. Please note that on account of the depth will post to UK address only. Comm DaMc (210)
An original copy of the scarce Colne & Nelson Times War Album coving the first 14 months of WW1 War Album 1914 & 1915 - 500 portraits and biographical sketches produced by the Colne & Nelson Times. Landscape format, staples rusted and thin card covers a bit tatty and mainly detached, but the rest of it is tight and clean with little evidence of the passing years. And wow, what a read! Unsurprisingly men who served with Lancaster and Lancashire affiliated regiments are well represented, especially the territorials of the 5th East Lancashire Regiment who were at Gallipoli. There are a fair number to the West Riding Regiment (Duke of Wellingtons), a surprising number to the Coldstream Guards, the Shropshire LI and a smattering of other regiments and corps, the Royal Navy and a couple to the dominion forces. Interestingly, it covers those wounded, recovered and taken POW as well as killed or died as a result of enemy action, accident at sea or training in the UK. One of the themes covered in the book is a section of 13 obituaries with photos of the local St John\'s Ambulance Association men (including the only two sons of one family) who lost their lives in the course of the wreck of the Hospital Ship Rohilla off the coast of Whitby on the 30th October 1914. See the following article for fascinating read of an early WW1 casualty of the sea: https://www.benjidog.co.uk/MiscShips/Rohilla.html::text=Rohilla%20was%20a%20British%20India,on%20board%20by%20several%20lifeboats. There is a section of photos to five recipients of DCMs and casualties from the locality who were lost on the Lusitania, in fact the only two portraits of women fall into this latter category. I also loved the named group photos of the Church Lads Brigade who joined the CLB Battalion KRRC, Colne Ambulance Association men recently returned from their adventures in Antwerp, the public school boys who had joined the 20th PS Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers; many now noted as serving as officers in other units and finally the group photo of the Colne VTC members in mufti with a note stating they were not obliged to wear uniforms but would be issued with the GR armlets. 156pp of sheer joy for anyone with an interest in WW1, especially to the areas covered by the towns in the North East of Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Oh, and I enjoyed learning that a company of the 12th Lancers in Dublin joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers on learning about the heavy casualties in the Dardenelles. Coxswain Smith of the Tynemouth Life Boat got his gallantry award (later converted to the George Cross) for the Rohilla incident. See my postcard of him at my item 55581 or read all about lifeboat gallantry in the enthrallingly detailed and entertaining Life Boat Gallantry Book by Barry Cox, my item 55590. Coll
An Unusual Lincoln Regiment Black on Khaki Embroidered Shoulder Title An unusual title, Lincoln in a straight line. Possibly worn between the wars. Any information welcome. Circa 9cm by 2.5cm. In reasonable condition, has black cloth backing.
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Anglo - Boer War BMI Bethunes Mounted Infantry Brass Slouch Hat Badge A large theatre made slouch hat badge. Circa 4.7cms wide and 2.1cms tall. Long tangs to the reverse to accommodate begin worn in a slouch hat. The smaller versions encountered have short thin round loops, synonymous with being worn as a shoulder title, but no doubt they could have been interchangeable. Slight staining, otherwise in very good condition. Not in Owen. The final photo shows this badge in relation to the smaller and more usually encountered shoulder title. The latter is not for sale here. Comm BoHa (187)
Anglo - Boer War Damants Horse (DH) Tigers Brass Slouch Hat Badge A rare small Damant\'s Horse sheet brass theatre made slouch hat badge with two original loops the reverse. the \"Tiger\", being the Rimington Tigers(Guides) previously. Worn from 1901 to 1902 only. Circa 3.4cms tall. The unit was raised in South Africa originally Rimington\'s Guides. They wore Leopard skin on their slouch hat, and rather incongruously were known as \"Rimington\'s Tiger\'s\". This unit became \"Damant\'s Horse\", also known as \"Damant\'s Tigers\" in January 1901. Owen No 1707 refers. Comm BoHa (178)
Anglo Boer War The Gentleman in Khaki Celluloid Figure A scarce item, no damage to figure. Slight paint loss to black painted wooden stand which started life as a bobbin. figure is the same size as the 1/32 scale plastic figures. They came mounted on a variety of objects. Scarce. Coll
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
Anglo-Boer / Anglo-Boere Oorlog Medal 1899 - 1902, to a Boer Burger, first pattern of issue This is the first pattern of this medal (as issued between 1921 and 1937) with correct ribbon, which is correctly impressed to: Burger S.J.H. De Lange of the Pretoria Commando. There is only one man listed on the roll with this rank and name. His full name is given as Salvidoor Jacobus H. De Lange. He would have worn the medal with the Transvaal face to the front (the side with the single shaft on the wagon). Copy of relevant page to be supplied from the roll. The Medal is in poor condition in numismatic terms, with edge bruises and it also appears to have had a replacement suspender fitted at some point. However, a scarce medal to the irregular Dutch farmers who gave the British Empire a good run for its money! Coll.
Anglo-Boer / 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! Coll. Sold to WS
Anglo-Boer / Anglo-Boere Oorlog War Medal 1899-1902 (Burger M.C.B. Hillebrand) Hoopstaad Commando, Orange Free State (OFS) Full size 1st pattern medal (1921-1937), confirmed on roll to Michael Christiaan Botha Hillebrand who served with the Hoopstad Commando. Only Boer of this name on the roll (copy of relevant page from roll to be provided with the medal). Worn with the Orange Free State face to the obverse. Correctly impressed, with a later correction to the spelling of 'Burger', dark toned silver, otherwise in very good condition with no bumps, edges knocks or scratches. A scarce medal to the irregular Dutch farmers who gave the British Empire a good run for its money! Coll
Anodised Aluminum AA Army Catering Corps Large Pattern Button - King\'s Crown A scarce pre 1953 anodised aluminum 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 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.
Answers to the Quartermaster's Xmas Quiz No 1 Answers in square brackets: 1. (i) Who was .......of Arabia' (ii) .......of India,(iii) ...... of Khartoum? [Lawrence, Clive, Kitchener] 2. Which famous British General rode Copenhagen? [The Duke of Wellington] 3. How many VCs were won at Rorks Drift? [Eleven] 4. Who were (i) Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard, (ii) the Diehards, (iii) Kirke's Lambs? [The Royal Scots, Middlesex, The Queen's Royal Regt (West Surrey)] 5. Who led the Light Brigade at Balaklava? [Lord Cardigan] 6. Which regiment formed the thin red line at Balaklava? [93rd Highlanders (later 2nd Bn A&SH)] 7. Who commanded the Army of the Nile in the desert offensive of 1940? [General O'Connor] 8. Which British colony was occupied by the Italians in 1940? [British Somaliland] 9. How many British soldiers were killed on the Somme on 1st July 1916? (to the nearest thousand) [20,000] 10. Which British general commanded at Majuba in 1881? [Sir George Colley] How did you do? No need to email me, just keep your own scores! Merry Xmas The Quartermaster (Photo credit - The Daily Mail)
Answers to the Quartermaster's Xmas Quiz No 2 Answers in square brackets: 1. Who made his name famous as a War Correspondent in the Crimea? [W.H. Russell] 2. Who was 'the lady with the lamp'? [Florence Nightingale] 3. Which British nurse was executed by the Germans in 1915? [Edith Cavell] 4. How many men have won a VC and bar? [Three] 5. Who were they? [A. Martin Leake, N. Chavasse, Upham] 6. Which regiment wore a back badge? [Gloucesters] 7. Who won six VCs before breakfast? [Lancashire Fusiliers] 8. Who was the legless fighter pilot of the Battle of Britain? [Douglas Bader] 9. What was the name of Nelson's first ship? [HMS Raisonnable] 10. Which battle was nicknamed 'The Battle of the Bees"? [Battle of Tanga, 1914] How did you do? No need to email me, just keep your own scores! Merry Xmas The Quartermaster (Photo credit - The Daily Mail)
Answers to the Quartermaster's Xmas Quiz No 3 Answers in square brackets: 1.The aim of Operation 'Market Garden' was to size the main bridges over which three rivers? [Maas, Vaal and Neder Rijn] 2. What were 'Belgian Gates, Czech Hedgehogs and Tetrahydra?' [German underwater defence systems] 3. Who argued that the British Army could not fight in France because British soldiers could not speak French? [Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Arthur Kynet Wilson, RN] 4. The London Regiment was created in 1908 and consisted of how many battalions? [Twenty-eight] 5. How is the Battle of Senlac Hill better known? [the Battle of Hasting, 1066] 6. How did Warrant Offcies Josef Gabcik and Jan kubis distinguish themselves? (Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich] 7. Which WW2 operation was codenamed "Jubilee"? [Anglo-Canadian raid on Dieppe] 8. Which military organisation was raised in 1940, disbanded in 1945, raised again in 1951 and finally stood down in July 1957?[The Home Guard] 9. The cap badge of the Guards Machine Gun Battalion had a five pointed star. How were the points of the star represented?[Bullets] 10. Which British city was the target for the Luftwaffe in Operation Mondsheinsonate (Moonlight Sonata)? [Coventry, 14 November 1940] How did you do? No need to email me, just keep your own scores! Merry Xmas The Quartermaster (Photo credit - The Daily Mail)
Answers to the Quartermaster's Xmas Quiz No 4 Answers in square brackets: 1. What is the 'Wavy Navy'? [R.N.V.R.] 2. How did Lord Kitchener die? [He drowned after HMS Hampshire struck a mine off the Orkneys in 1916] 3. Which regiment formed the nucleus of the Royal Flying Corps?[The Royal Engineers] 4. Who commanded the Fourteenth Army in WW2?[General (later Field Marshal) Sir William Slim] 5. What is the inscription on the George Cross? [For Gallantry] 6. Which two battalions of the Royal Naval Division were disbanded before they could be issued with cap badges?[3rd Benbow and 4th Collingwood] 7. During WW2, British troops wore coloured arm of service stripes on the upper arm. Who wore (i) purple, (ii) Red/Black/Red (iii) Green/White? [R.A.Ch.D, A.P.T.C., R.A.D.C.] 8. Which British unit(s) wore a shoulder title as a cap badge? [Non Combatant Labour Corps and Non Combatant Corps] 9. In which war was the Battle of Lake Borgne fought and who won? [American War of 1812, the British] 10. Allegedly what song did the Shangani Patrol sing before being slaughtered to a man? ['God Save the Queen'] How did you do? No need to email me, just keep your own scores! Merry Xmas The Quartermaster (Photo credit - The Daily Mail)
Answers to the Quartermaster's Xmas Quiz No 5 Answers in square brackets: 1. How were the Society of the Righteous Harmonious Fists better known? [The Boxers - from the Boxer Rebellion] 2. Who commanded the B.E.F. in France from August 1914 to the end of 1915? [Sir John French] 3. Which regiment wore a primrose hackle? [The Lancashire Fusiliers] 4. Which was the first battle of the Crimean War? [Alma] 5. Why as the 'Tarleton Helmet' so called? [Its designer, Sir Banastre Tarleton - immortalised in the Hollywood film 'Patriot') 6. The crossing of which river in April 1945 ended war in Italy? [The River Po] 7. What was the British equivalent to a Havildar-Major? [R.S.M.] 8. Who had the nickname 'Four Wheeled Hussars'? [Royal Horse Artillery] 9. Which British Regiment had the most prisoners taken in Korea? [The Glosters] 10. What was a WOIII? [Platoon Sergeant-Major] How did you do? No need to email me, just keep your own scores! Merry Xmas The Quartermaster (Photo credit - The Express)
Answers to the Quartermaster's Xmas Quiz No 6 Answers in square brackets: 1. What is an AB64 Pt 2? - [Soldier's Pay Book] 2. Which campaign service medal clasp was issued only to Australians? ['South Vietnam 24 Dec '69 - 29 May '64' - then replaced by the Queen's Vietnam Medal] 3. In which country did Riel's Rebellion take place? [Canada] 4. When is ANZAC Day? [25th April] 5. Who commanded the WW2 Polish Corps in Italy? [General Wladyslaw Anders] 6. How was RADAR originally known? [R.D.F. (Radio Direction Finding)] 7. Name the Centaur on the badge of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps? [Chiron] 8. Who as the Israeli Minster of Defence during the Six Day War of 1967? [Moshe Dayan] 9. In November 1863 Abraham Lincoln made a speech of only 269 words. How is this remembered? [The Gettysburg Address] 10. Who was immortalised by the painter Lady Butler as the only survivor (allegedly) of British Army's retreat from Kabul in January 1842? [Doctor William Brydon - he was in fact not the only survivor, there were many others]. How did you do? No need to email me, just keep your own scores! Merry Xmas The Quartermaster (Photo credit - Facebook)
Anti-Aircraft Command - Printed Cloth Formation Designation Flash Badge Worn mainly in UK by Home Guard and other batteries involved in air defence. Removed from uniform, and in good condition. This looks like the 2nd pattern design. Comm PaLi
Antique Edwardian Colour Book Print of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) by R Caton Woodville dated 1909, mounted An original and attractive Edwardian pre WW1 coloured print of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Artillery Company and colour party of the Infantry Battalion. Print size circa 27.3cm (10 3/4 inches) tall by 20.5cm (8 1/6 inches) wide. Mount size circa 35.5cm by27cm (14 by 10.5 inches). Some light foxing to reverse of print otherwise front and mount in very good condition. Please note would prefer to post to a UK address only unless by prior agreement.
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APC - Early Large Pattern Army Pay Corps Cap Badge / Brass Shoulder Title A large brass monogram badge \'APC\', originally intended as a shoulder title but also worn in the field service cap from 1898 - 1900. Two original loops and in very good condition. Westlake No 448 / K&K Vol 1 No 1033
APJI Parachute Wings - Assistant Parachute Jump Instructor An early issue (from 1955 onwards) cotton on felt paste backed variety in very good unissued condition. Army Personnel attached to the Royal Air Force for the purposes of training parachutists were designated as Assistant Parachute Jump Instructors and wore this proficiency badge on the upper right arm. Authorised by ACI 25 in 1955. Edwards & Langley No 120A
APL (Aden Protectorate Levies) Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 1953 - 1961. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1234 refers. H1.3
APL Aden Protectorate Levies Cap Badge Die cast, brass and white metal and of two part construction with two original loops to the reverse. QEII crown. As worn from 1953 to 1961 when the APL became part of the federal Yemen forces. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1230 refers. Comm AWCE
APTC Army Physical Training Corps Embroidered White on Red Shoulder Title A woven APTC title, with hessian backing and slight traces of white bluetack to the reverse. In very good condition. Scarce. This unit was formed in 1940 and followed the infantry fashion of adopting white on red for its shoulder title. Comm GrH
APTS Army Physical Training Staff Brass Shoulder Title APTS (Army Physical Training Staff) Pre-1940 Brass Army metal shoulder title, some service wear to lugs and brass dark toned. Scarce. Westlake No 371 refers. Comm BoHa (215)
Argyle Highland Rifles Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) on original brown leather belt Matching benchmarks '890' stampled to both halves still fitted to its original brown leather belt complete with its fittings. Leather is dry and could do with a light waxing to improve its feel and protect it otherwise in very good condition. G84.11
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) Victorian White Metal Facing Collar Badges - Cats tail up! Scarce pair of white metal facing collar badges in white metal with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Cats tails up which indicates an early / Victorian issue ( pre 1902 ). An excellent match from the front, slight variation to shape of lugs. Sharp detail. Churchill No 1828 refers. B58.3
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) White Metal Facing Collar Badges A pair of white metal facing collar badges with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Some wear to the lugs otherwise in very good condition. not an exact match, as one appears to be the pattern in Churchill No 1831 and the other No 1832 and a slight colour variation evident. G64.1
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) White Metal Facing Collar Badges A pair of white metal facing collar badges with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Some wear to the lugs otherwise in very good condition. Comm ErYa
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH ) White Metal Glengarry Badge White metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Eight voids. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 8cm tall and 6cm wide. B39.4
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH) Cast Silver Plated Cap Badge A heavy cast white metal badge (possibly silver plated but unmarked) with additional void fretting to the top and bottom of the thistle wreath (4 voids) with about 20 voids to the centre design. A quality badge. Two original loops to the reverse (some signs of service wear). Possibly worn by a NCO. E58.27
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH) Diced Embroidered Cloth Flash Designation As also worn by 402nd Light Regiment, Royal Artillery (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ) (TA). Red and white diced with green ends on khaki. Circa 6.2cm wide and 2.7cm deep, in good condition with black backing. D59(7)
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH) Diced Embroidered Cloth Flash Designation Red and white diced with green ends. Circa 6.7cm wide and 2.5cm deep. Removed from uniform. A post WW2 issue given the airtex style material. Worn by regular units but also worn by the 54th (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (ex 9th Bn)) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment and 402nd Light Regiment, Royal Artillery (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ) (TA). Jon Mills BoBD No 775 refers. Comm StWi (364)
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders ( A&SH) White Metal Glengarry Badge Cats tail down, seven voids, with two original long loops to the reverse, some twisting and one slightly sprung from the badge but still fully functional. Sharp detail with no polishing. Removed from a display board - pristine reverse as no oxidization. H15
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (A&SH) ( 91st & 93rd Highlanders) White Metal Glengarry Cap Badge - Voided Centre, Cat's Tail Up Sturdy white metal example of an other ranks cap badge. This is Sutherland Cat "Tail Up" variety as per the earlier badges. it has a fretted centre with 9 voids. A good stiff badge with two original copper lugs to the reverse, which have quite a long splayed foot, but original nonetheless. This was the largest cap badge worn in the British Army. 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). K&K Vo1 1 No 698 refers. Currently out of stock
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (A&SH) ( 91st & 93rd Highlanders) Victorian / Edwardian Pattern White Metal Glengarry Cap Badge - Unvoided Centre A good stiff badge with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Sharp detail, could benefit from a light clean. Circa 8.1cm tall and 6cm wide. This was the largest cap badge worn in the British Army. Until about 1908 the centre of the badge was solid, but after this date the central devices were fretted and voided. K&K Vol 1 No 697 refers. E61
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (A&SH) NCOs Glengarry Badge A really heavy quality silver plated cap badge with two original long copper loops to the reverse. NCO quality. A real smasher. Comm DaMc (170)
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (A&SH) Officers Die Cast OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Cats Tail Up An early pattern collar badge in good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Cats Tail Up, which Churchill claims is a pre 1902 issue. Churchill No 1829 refers. E15.30
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders (A&SH) Officers Die Struck OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Cats Tail Up An early pattern collar badge in good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Cats Tail Up, which Churchill claims is a pre 1902 issue. Churchill No 1829 refers. E15.28
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders A&SH Blackened Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Northern Ireland Issue These were issued so as to be invisible on night patrols. Retains almost all the factory applied black finish. Very difficult to come by as they were only issued in small numbers. Lugs original but slightly bent inwards. Circa 1960\'s / 70\'s. Comm ErYa
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders AA Cap Badge An anodised cap badge for the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. In good condition complete with lugs. Comm SiSa
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.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Sergeant Majors Cuff Rank Wrist Band Nice example, with Velcro fixings. No damage or moth. Regimental tartan with anodised large QE11 crown. Scarce. H49.1
Armed Forces Veteran Lapel Badge \'As New\' Boxed A Toye Kenning & Spencer Ltd enamel and gilt lapel badge with pin fitting (north-south). Mint in original fitted and line box which is also in very good condition. Comm SiSa
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. From my collection
Army Air Corps 651 Squadron Flight Embroidered Cloth Suit Patch Removed from flying suit, some service wear for in generally good condition, but some moth nips to white backing. On 1 September 1957, the squadron was transferred from the RAF to the Army Air Corps and became No. 651 Squadron, AAC.
Army Air Corps aa silver coloured left facing collar badge with backing plate In very good condition, 2nd pattern, post 1961 onwards. With brass backing plate and cotter pin. Anodised aluminium. F6(2)
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 Air Corps Embroidered Cloth Flash Patch Arm Badge In unissued condition. Comm LGJR
Army Air Corps Parachute Squadron Red Beret, Anodised Cap Badge and DZ Backing Flash A rare example of the pattern worn by members of 664 & 658 Parachute Squadrons Army Air Corps during the 1970's. The red beret with anodised Army Air Corps cap badge set onto a nylon miniature of the units DZ badge. The interior retaining NATO issue label of the early style with UK head size. Later issue, late 1970's 1980's would have NATO standard head size details. Slight age wear and a few small moth nips, but overall in good condition and rare. See British Airborne Insignia by Oliver Lock. Page 219 states worn by these two Squadrons from 1973 until 1977 only. In 1973, ‘Parachute’ had been incorporated in to the Squadron title, as most of the aircrew and LAD were trained parachutists and everyone wore the Red Beret. With the disbandment of the Parachute Brigade on 1 April 1977, these entitlements were withdrawn. As the 2i/c, Tony McMahon noted: ‘ In March 1977 the squadron exchanged its red berets for the AAC berets on a small parade outside the squadron hangar, with many a tear shed by those who held the para association dear. In fact, there was one REME SNCO who took it so badly that he avoided wearing blue beret whenever he could..." See also the following url: http://www.656squadron.org/history/farnborough/ B22
Army Apprentice School Brass Shoulder Title One piece in three lines with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. In good condition. Westlake No 1620 refers. B68.1
Army Apprentices School Woven Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform with one largish nibble above the \'y\' in \'army\' otherwise in good condition. Worn from their creation in 1947 until the early 1960s, when \'School\' was dropped from the title. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4576 refers. Comm PaLi
Army Cadet Force Embroidered Badge, QEII issue Removed from uniform, a large embroidered badge at circa 7cms tall (excluding the black plastic backing it has been sewn to). Unusal.
Army Catering Corps (ACC) Printed Regimental Flash Sign Designation Scarce printed example of the yellow " Flaming Urn " on a grey background. Worn by Army Catering Corps Army Emergency Reserve (AER) Units, circa 1955 - 1967. A thread stitch to front which can easily be removed otherwise in very good condition. BoBD (Jon Mills) 5569 refers. Comm PaLi
Army Commando Royal Engineers Officers Bullion Cap Badge - Green Backing In unissued condition, circa 5.6cm tall. Worn by units of the Army 24 Commando Royal Engineer Regiment HQ North Devon. Worn by officers of the 54, 56 and 59 Squadrons and 131 T.A. Volunteers, the latter HQ in London. The classic RE grenade in gold bullion on green background signifying a Commando. C17.5
Army Dental Corps Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge In very good unissued condition with original slider. Worn 1921 - 1946 when they became 'Royal' and introduced a new badge design. K&K Vol 2 No 1057 refers. H15
Army Department Constabulary Police Facing Pair of Large White Metal Collar Badges A facing pair of large die struck white metal collar badges with two original loops (n-s) to the reverse of each. To the front matching, some variation to the lugs and reverse. Tall at circa 4.2cm in height. In very good condition. D31.23
Army Department Constabulary Police Facing Pair of Large White Metal Collar Badges A facing and matched pair of large die struck white metal collar badges with two original loops (n-s) to the reverse of each. Tall at circa 4.3cm in height. Some loss of detail from service wear and polishing otherwise in good condition. Comm ViCr
Army Education Corps (AEC) Officer\'s OSD Cap Badge - Blades Good die cast example with two original east-west blades to reverse. K&K Vol 1 No 1056 refers. Comm BoHa (358)
Army Education Corps (AEC) Officers Silver Plated on Gilt Mounted Cap / Mess Dress Button A scarce officer\'s mounted button, circa 15mm in diameter, as worn no side cap and mess dress. Fixed shank and maker marked Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London. Some slight polish from service wear to high points otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1920 - 1946. The Corps was raised in 1920 and became \'Royal\' with a change of badge design in 1946. Comm GrSt (149)
Army Education Corps Officers 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 Legal Services Frosted Silver Plated and Enamel Cap Badge In very good condition with two original long loops to the reverse. As worn from 1978 - 1992. Comm ErYa
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 of the Levant - Syrian Groupement Druze Cap Badge Die struck in white metal, a strongly made badge dating from the early 1930s, in good condition with original and functional pin fittings. Circa 4.8cms tall. Jaroua \"An Encylopedia of Syrian Medals\" No STM No 86S refers. Comm DaMc (286) Sold to SN
Army of the Levant - Syrian Groupement Druze Cap Badge Die struck in white metal, a strongly made badge dating from the early 1930s, in good condition with original and functional pin fittings. Circa 4.8cms tall. Jaroua \"An Encylopedia of Syrian Medals\" No STM No 86S refers. Comm DaMc (320)
Army Physical Training Corps Chromed Cap Kings Crown Badge on Original Felt Cloth Backing Badge Badge backing a patch (2 inches by 1.5 inches) with twin vertical red stripes inset 1/4 inch from each edge. Adopted by the Corps on the introduction of Battledress. This example early 1950s. Comm StWi (315)
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.
Army Physical Training Corps Embroidered Red on Black Cloth Shoulder TItle Large letters on a large title, red lettering embroidered on black. Removed from uniform. Edges a bit raggy otherwise in good condition. Scarce. Brian Davis No 380 refers. Comm DaSm
Army Physical Training Corps Enamel Sweetheart Tie Pin Bar Brooch Badge, QEII Crown A very attractive unmarked silver and enamel brooch to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, the design following that of the cap badge, and in very good condition with no damage to the enamel. Silver dark toned. Original pin with safety locking c clasp. Circa 4.5cms wide.
Army Physical Training Corps White Metal Cap Badge In very good condition with original slider. Slight twist to slider. Became a corps in 1940. K&K Vol 2 No 2154 H15
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 Bullion Thread on Khaki Beret / Shoulder Title In unissued condition. Scarce.
Army Service Corps (ASC) Brass Collar Badge (type 1) Circa 2.9cm tall, die struck in brass gilding metal with two loops to the reverse. The crown on this pattern is flatter than usually found. The loops have feet, in fact they are more like wellies! A manufacturer variant. Worn circa 1902 - 1919. In good condition.
Army Service Corps (ASC) Collar Badge (Type 2) Circa 2.9cm tall, die struck in brass gilding metal with two original loops to the reverse. Worn circa 1902 - 1919. In good condition.
Army Service Corps (ASC) officers Gilt Brass Forage Cap Badge Of two part construction, with two original loops to the reverse. Gilt dulled to front otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1902 - 1919. Comm FB
Army Service Corps (ASC) Volunteers / Territorials Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge - Loops Die struck in white metal, voided centre and king's crown above with two dark toned original loops to the reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. A very pleasing example. Some debate as to whether it was worn pre 1908 by the Volunteers or post 1908 by the Territorials. In any event, without a slider, it is certainly pre 1912. K&K Vol 1 No 997 refers. 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 Telecommunications Technician REME (Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) Trade Skills Proficiency Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge A modern looking issue in unissued condition depicting a \'T\' with flashes. REME only. Authorised for wear in June 1954. Not often encountered. Edwards & Langley 130A refers. Comm PaLi
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. Coll
Arnhem 50th Anniversary Medal, in its plush Medal Case - Spink Made to commemorate the Airborne Operation Market Garden in 1994 by Spink & Son London. Some discoloration to the light blue plush inner liner where exposed to the atmosphere otherwise in very good condition. If you are an overseas buyer, please contact me first for specific quote for postage - ignore the site charges in that respect which are incorrect. Comm SiSa
Arrived! CANADIAN Sweetheart Pins, brooches, badges A good collection of WW1 Canadian Sweetheart Badges as depicted in this post has now arrived. Thank you to those who registered interest by email. I will be in touch with you as appropriate over the next couple of days. Thanks Mike (The Quartermaster)
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. Coll
Artist Rifles ( 28th County of London Regiment ) Silver Plated Mufti Blazer Button Circa 21mm in diameter, fixed shank, open back, no makers mark. Some tarnish to silver plate finish otherwise in good condition. Another available if of interest. G146.10
Artist Rifles (28th County of London Regiment) Silver Plated Mufti Blazer Button Circa 21mm in diameter, fixed shank, open back, no makers mark. Some tarnish to silver plate finish otherwise in good condition. G146.10(2)
Artists (28th London) Gilding Metal Collar Badge / FS Cap Die struck gilding metal collar badge, facing left, with two original loops and two layers of felt backing, the bottlom layer khaki and the top layer red, wired on. Looks like it has been adapted for wear on the field service cap. As it came so I have not played with it. Comm TeMo
ASTU Army Selection Training Unit Woven White on Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, woven and in good condition. BoBD No 1715 confirms worn by Permanent Staff only from November 1944. Rare. Comm PaLi
AT Anti-Tank Gunner No 1 Dress Bullion Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Trade Arm Badge In very good unissued condition. Comm PaLi
AT Anti-Tank Gunner No 1 Dress Bullion Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Trade Arm Badge Removed from uniform, somewhat dulled from service wear otherwise in good condition. Comm BoHa (401)
Athletes Volunteer Force 1914 Volunteer Training Corps VTC badge A good original First World War period \'Athletes\' Volunteer Force 1914 Volunteer Training Corps lapel badge\'; gilded brass oval example, depicting crossed rifles within dark blue enamel title surround, the reverse impressed with maker\'s details \'Thomas Fattorini, Bolton\'. Very good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, slight spot of verdigris otherwise gilt finish remains bright. Circa 32mm tall.
ATS Attached Royal Corps of Signals Felt Cloth Formation Sign Formed in October 1940 from ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service), an all female unit who had eight months earlier replaced Royal Signals Teleprinter and telephone switchboard operators. Removed from uniform, in worn condition with some moth grazing to felt and slight separation between the triangles when viewed from front, on hessian backing. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 1743 refers. Comm PaLi
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
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. Coll.
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 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 enamel. 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. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). Coll
Australia - 27th Infantry Battalion The South Australian Scottish Regiment Cap Badge Good scarce die-stamped silvered rising sun with central 27 on tri-part scroll, maker marked Stokes. Two original loops, in good very condition. Comm BoHa (304)
Australia - 1st Armoured Regiment Silver Plated Cap Badge -Stokes A fine post 1953 die struck silver plated example with two original silvered loops to the reverse. Maker marked Stokes. Apparently produced by this firm between 1953 and 1960. In very good condition. 1st Armoured Regiment is an armoured regiment of the Australian Army and is the senior regiment of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. Formed as a tank unit in the new Australian Regular Army on 7 July 1949, the regiment subsequently saw service during the Vietnam War operating Centurion tanks. Currently the unit is based in Edinburgh, South Australia as part of the 1st Brigade. As part of the Plan Beersheba reorganisation, the unit has become one of three Armoured Cavalry Regiments (ACRs) assigned to the Army's multirole combat brigades in Brisbane, Darwin and Townsville. Each ACR is equipped with M1A1 tanks and ASLAV light armoured vehicles. Comm StWi (30)
Australia 8th (Union Volunteer) New South Wales Infantry Regiment (Irish Rifles) Epaulette Shoulder Title Badge, 1899 - 1903 a lovely example with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Of two part construction in white metal, circa 4 cms tall. In very good condition and scarce. Grebert p49 / Bosleys Sale 65 lot 191 refer. Comm RoHa (B2)
AUSTRALIA Military Forces bronze matched pair of shoulder titles- - maker marked Stokes A matched pair of bronze shoulder titles. Two original loops each to the reverse. Also both marked Stokes & Sons Melb. One marked feinter than the other. G71.2
Australia New South Wales Irish Rifle / Rifles Regiment Cap Badge A die struck white metal hat badge of the NSW Irish Rifle Regiment, worn circa 1903 - 1912. The badge features the Irish harp above a shamrock, encircled by a Waratah wreath, and surmounted by the imperial crown. The Irish motto 'FAG AN BEALAC' ('Clear the way') is carried beneath the shamrock, and the title 'N.S.W. IRISH RIFLE REGIMENT' is inscribed on a scroll at the bottom of the badge. With two original east - west loops to the reverse. In unissued condition. A rare badge. Comm RoHa (B2)
Australia Victorian QVC Crown Queensland Mounted Infantry (4 Stars) Brass Glengarry Badge, Circa 1860 - 1902 A circular die struck brass badge in the form of a garter surmounted by a Queen Victoria crown. The garter has the text, 'QUEENSLAND'. The garter surrounds a voided cross with four stars representing the Southern Cross. The back of the badge has two original vertically aligned lugs. Circa 53mm tall. In very good condition and dark toned. The Queensland Mounted Infantry were a Pre Australian Federation volunteer regiment. Comm TeMo
Australian - Queenslands Rifles White Metal Cap / Collar Badge - Gaunt A rare white metal die cast badge with two original lugs to the reverse and embossed JR Gaunt & Son Ltd London to the reverse. Circa 3.6cm tall. In excellent condition. D13.15
Australian 22nd Battalion (South Gippsland Regiment) – Oxidised Hat Badge – 1930 to 1942 In good condition 22nd Battalion (South Gippsland Regiment) – Oxidised Hat Badge – 1930 to 1942. Complete with 2 original lugs (some bending). Circa 5.7 cms tall. Coll
Australian 33rd Battalion New England Regiment Cast Brass Cap Badge A cast example with two loops to the reverse. circa 1930 - 1942. In good condition. Collar badges of the same design worn in facing pairs but smaller than this Cap Badge. A New South Wales regiment and a reincarnation of the famous 33rd Battalion AIF which fought with such distinction in WW1. Coll
Australian 5th Infantry Battalion Victorian Scottish Regiment Other Rank\'s White Metal Glengarry Badge, 1948 - 1960 A large and well made item, circa 5.2cms in diameter with two original loops (n-s) with slight twisting to bottom loop. Appears to have a silver plated finish, some dark toning to this overwise in good condition. A rampant lion on NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT tri-part scroll superimposed on plain quoit. Worn circa 1948 - 1960. Bloomer ref 380 (p56) Comm DaMc (311)
Australian 61st Battalion (Queensland Cameron Highlanders) White Metal Glengarry Badge A silver plated white metal die struck glengarry badge with two original flat connector style loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn circa 1930-42. Comm DaMc (292)
Australian Army - 4th Cavalry Regiment All Ranks Bullion Cap Badge, 1978 - 1981 A bullion badge in unissued condition. Some small tape marks to reverse where removed from an album. Circa 6.3cm tall including black backing felt. Slightly padded. This regiment was formed in 1971. Allegedy they wore the corps RAAC hat badge until around 1978 when all members were officially issued the bullion beret badge (see attached picture). They could also privately purchase extra bullion badges to be worn on bush berets. The white metal badge was issued in 1980, but only worn until 1981. The 4th Cavalry Regiment was an APC regiment based at Enoggera Barracks, Brisbane. It was raised on 11th October 1971 and was amalgamated with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment to form the 3rd/4th Cavalry Regiment in 1981. D80.2
Australian Army Intelligence Corps - Brass Hat Badge King\'s Crown 1948-53 - maker marked Die struck in brass gilding metal with two original loops to reverse which also bears the maker\'s name: Swann and Hudson, Frankston, Vic (Victoria). In very good condition and only worn for a short time with a King\'s crown, 1949 - 1953, having been introduced on 29 July 1949. Comm DaMc (289)
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Rising Sun Cap Badge In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse (one slightly flattened to a D shape). Comm JT
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Collar Dog - Maker marked Stokes, WW1/WW2 In good condition, some service wear to bronze finish. Two original loops to the reverse. Maker marked Stokes & Sons Melbourne. Also worn in this size on the peaked cap. G71.2
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Collar Dog Badge WW1/ WW2 In very good condition with no wear to finish and two original loops to the reverse. Also worn in this size on the peaked cap. G71.2
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Hat Badge - maker marked Stokes, WW1/WW2 In very good condition with wo original loops to the reverse (some verdigris to rear). Feintly maker marked Stokes & Sons Melbourne - very hard to read but there. As worn on the Slouch Hat. G71.2
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Rising Sun Cap Badge In good condition with two original loops to the reverse (one slightly bent). Comm SiSa
Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Bronze Rising Sun Cap Badge - Stokes In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse (one slightly bent). Maker marked to reverse Stokes & Sons, Melbourne (Australia). Coll.
Australian Military Forces Bronze Medium Pattern Cuff Button Circa 17mm in diameter, floating shank, English made with maker mark JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London. King \'s crown. F21
Australian Military Forces Large Gilt Officers Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, backmarked "A.J. Parkes, Brisbane". In very good condition.
Australian NSW Scottish Rifles, 5th (Union) Volunteers Victorian White Metal Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) A fine scarce Other Ranks example worn circa 1900. Die cast white metal two part waist belt clasp. Seeded Circlet inscribed " IN OMNI MODO FIDELIS" with rampant lion on ground to the centre, plain ends. Interlocking. Makers stamp Stokes & Sons Melb. and numbered '289'. Some polishing to the lion otherwise in good condition and presumably attributable. The unit wore a scarlet doublet with a Black Watch tartan kilt which, before 1908, was adapted to include a thin red line, as the Scottish Rifles were not officially affiliated with the Royal Highland Regiment. The uniform also included a white helmet. The Scottish Volunteer Rifle Corps were first raised in New South Wales in 1885, following the surge of public support for the war in the Sudan. In 1896, the Scottish Rifles was renamed the Scottish Rifles, 5th (Union) Volunteer Regiment and in 1901 the 5th New South Wales Infantry Regiment (Scottish Rifles). During the Boer War, 85 members of the Scottish Rifles, although not as a unit, served with the Australian contingents. The unit was presented with a King's Colour in 1909. The Scottish Rifles also raised several companies in country areas of New South Wales. H58.14
Australian University of New South Wales (NSW) Regiment Cap Badge Gilded brass NSWR Regiment cap badge with two original loops and maker marked Swann & Hudson, Vic (Victoria). Worn circa 1953-60. Signs of service wear and some heavy polishing to highpoints. QEII crown. Comm ErYa
Australian Womens Auxiliary Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (RSSILA) Gilt & Enamel Pin Brooch Badge Circa 24mm in diameter, original pin fitting and maker marked Wallace Bishop & Son. Some spotting to gilt otherwise in good overall condition with a few tiny knocks to the enamel. Name changed to Returned & Services League of Australia in 1940.
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
Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) Economy Issue with SLIDER - maker marked R&L, Birmingham A WWII economy plastic 'bakelite' issue kings crown cap badge, most often found with blades, but this is the much scarcer variety with a unique plastic slider fitting to the reverse,that bears makers details for 'JR&L Ltd B'Ham' (Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton Ltd Birmingham). Very good clean condition, complete with original slider fitting, no warping, an excellent example with good lustre. All 254,000 plastic ATS badges were made between 18-04-42 to 05-09-45 by Jarrett, Rainsford and Laughton Ltd. F32
Aviation Wing with Crossed Canons - French? Gilt brass with two original thin circular loops to the reverse. In good condition. E9.1(2)
Ayrshire Yeomanry Bullion Mess Dress Collar Badge A gold and silver bullion thread design of the Ayrshire Yeomanry on a red felt backing with original paper backing. I have not bee able to track down an illustration of this being worn, so any information welcome. Comm DaMc (364)
B Company, 7th Battalion (TA) Middlesex Regiment Borough of Enfield Cloth Embroidered Regimental Flash Designation Formation Sign Arm Badge In good condition. Mounted on card. Authorised for wear in September 1958 by B Company of the 7th Territorial Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. Scarce. BoBD (Jon Mills) Vol 2 no 5530 refers. Comm DaSm
Bahawalpur 3rd Mounted Rifles (Camel Corps) Officers Large Pattern Blackened Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, Military outfitters Phelps & Co, London to reverse. Blackened, some wear to black finish on highpoints. A camel to centre below a number 3 and the words Bahawalpur Abbas Mounted Infantry around the rim face. See: https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Bahawalpur_Regiment which confirms during the Third Afghan War of 1919, the Bahawalpur Mounted Rifles and Camel Transport Corps operated in the Zhob Valley in Baluchistan. After the war, the Camel Corps was disbanded and the remaining elements eventually emerged as the 1st Bahawalpur Sadiq Battalion in 1924. G48.17
Bahawalpur 3rd Mounted Rifles (Camel Corps) Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 25.5mm in diameter, fixed shank, blank reverse. A camel to centre below a number 3 and the words Bahawalpur Abbas Rifles around the rim face. See: https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Bahawalpur_Regiment which confirms during the Third Afghan War of 1919, the Bahawalpur Mounted Rifles and Camel Transport Corps operated in the Zhob Valley in Baluchistan. After the war, the Camel Corps was disbanded and the remaining elements eventually emerged as the 1st Bahawalpur Sadiq Battalion in 1924. H58.1
Bandsman / Musicians Card Case Brass Badge 2/5th Durham Light Infantry A large cast brass badge with two original loops to the reverse. There is a blob of solder to the reverse, this is not a repair, but looks like it may have been fixed to something else at one time, possibly a stand of some kind. Does not detract. Circa 6.4 cms tall and 60mm wide. In 1938, with an increasing need for the air defence of Great Britain many territorial battalions of infantry were selected for conversion to an Anti-Aircraft Battalion, R.E or a Searchlight Regiment. The 5th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry provided two such battalions rather than one, the 1/5th becoming the 54th Searchlight Regiment, and the 2/5th, mainly drawn from the West Hartlepool and Horden companies, becoming the 55th Searchlight Regiment. Comm FB
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.
Baseball Cap Simoor Rifles All ranks issue, as issued to the 5th Battalion 8th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army. Worn c2000 until the present. In mint condition and unworn. Please note the display head is not for sale. DRW 81
Battersea Grammar School Cadet Corps (JTC) Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked JR Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London, Engld. Slight touch of verdigris to front otherwise in good condition. Scarce. Coll.
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 & Hertford Regiment Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition. BoBD 4187 refers.
Bedford and Hertford Regiment Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title (Type 3) Beds and Herts - Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title. In good condition with a loose white mesh to the reverse. See my item 62201 for type 1 of this shoulder title. Comm RoHa (B3)
Bedford and Hertford Regiment Woven White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In very good condition with white mesh backing. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse.
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 Frosted Silver Plate Officers Cap Badge A stunning Beds and Herts Regiment officer's frosted silver plated die cast cap badge, marked 'P' to reverse for silver plated to the Beds and Herts Regiment with two original silvered long loops to the reverse. In unissued condition. Worn 1919 -1958. Comm RoHa (B3)
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment Officers Bronze OSD Cap Badge - Blades An officer's bronze OSD cap badge to the Beds and Herts Regiment with two original blades to the reverse. In good condition. Comm RoHa (B3)
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Woven White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title White mesh backed, some traces of white blue tack to the reverse, in good condition. Davis No 285 refers
Bedfordshire Militia Other Ranks Round Forage Cap Scroll Badge, circa 1858 Die struck white metal scroll with two original loops to the reverse. Would have been worn with a separate and distinctive shaped stringed bugle above, no longer present. In very good condition with sharp detail. Scarce. Comm FB
Bedfordshire Regiment Officer\'s OSD Bronze Cap Badge Die cast with two original blades to the reverse. Appears to have been black painted. Not sure if this is a wartime modification or something to do with a territorial battalion. In good condition. Comm RoHa (B3)
Bedfordshire Regiment Volunteer Battalion Officers Large Pattern Silver Plated Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers). Silver plate in very good condition with sharp detail. As worn by VB and TF officers pre 1914. G140.17
Bedfordshire Yeomanry Gilding Metal Cap Badge A die struck gilding metal cap badge with the correct voids between the legs. Long slider to the reverse. The slider appears to have been subsequently reinforced at the join with the badge with silver solder, otherwise in very good condition. The Bedfordshire Yeomanry wore the 'Chicken in a Castle' badge for a very long time at least until they amalgamated with the Hertfordshire Yeomanry in 1961. The eagle represented the arms of the Beauchamp family and the Castle on its breast is said to be the old Bedford Castle which once stood on the north bank of the River Ouse. This unit was 48th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1901. F31
Bedfordshire Yeomanry Silver Plated and Gilt Officers Cap Badge - Gaunt (Late Jennens) A die cast two part construction silver plated and gilt metal cap badge with the correct voids between the legs. With two original loops to the reverse and maker marked "JR Gaunt, London, late Jennens " (which dates its manufacture between 1924 - 1926). Gilt bright, silver plate dark toned otherwise in very good condition. The Bedfordshire Yeomanry wore the 'Chicken in a Castle' badge for a very long time at least until they amalgamated with the Hertfordshire Yeomanry in 1961. The eagle represented the arms of the Beauchamp family and the Castle on its breast is said to be the old Bedford Castle which once stood on the north bank of the River Ouse. F59.2
BEDFS. AND HERTS. Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, this title still has small traces of having been 'white inked' - a practice common in the regiment as evidence by the May 1955 Provisional Dress Regulations of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment were it stated 'Shoulder Title lettering [was] to be whitened' (J Mills BoBD p862 refers). In good overall condition with some white bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH BoBD No 4151 refers.
Bedfs.andHerts - Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition with some white mesh to the reverse. See my item 62201 for type 1 of this shoulder title. Comm RoHa (B3)
Beds and Herts - Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title WW2 Paste Back. Some staining from glue to the B and final S. Otherwise in reasonable condition with some white bluetack to the reverse.
Beds and Herts - Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment Officers Beret / Field Service Cap Silver Plated, Gilt and Enamel Badge A collar sized cap badge with two very long loops and of two part riveted construction, marked \'P\' for silver plate and maker marked JR Gaunt London. The gilt now polished back to the brass. Blue enamel to centre looks a bit dusty but appears intact. Scarce. Comm RoHa (B3)
Beds and Herts - Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment White Metal Cap Badge A die struck cap badge with original slider. Worn 1919 - 1958. In very good condition. Comm RoHa (B3) Sold to RP
Beds&Herts - Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Brass Shoulder Title Brass shoulder title, with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Some minor staining otherwise in good condition. Comm RoHa (B3)
Beglian Army - 4th Infantry Division Woven Flash Formation Sign Woven with some minor edge fraying otherwise in good condition. Circa 6.8cm tall and 5cm wide. This pattern worn from 1959 onwards. C23.2
Belgian Army Copper Cap Badge A good die stamped copper example with two loops to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall. C23.2
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 Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Brass Cap badge A large brass metal badge with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. C23.2
Belgium Croix de Guerre (1940) Stiffened Woven Regimental Flash Designation Formation Sign Cloth Arm Badge 42nd Searchlight Regiment (formed from the Robin Hoods, the 7th Sherwood Foresters in 1936) were cited in the orders of the Belgium Government for outstanding service in Belgium in WW2 and in 1947 the Honours and Distinctions Awards Committee agreed that their successors could wear a flash of the Belgian 1940 Croix de Guerre ribbon, and it was duly worn by the 577th LAA/SL Regiment and the 350th Heavy Regiment, RA (formerly South Notts Hussars Yeomanry). Also worn by the King\'s Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI). Stiffened on card and then mounted on a backing card with typed description below. BoBD (J Mills) Fig 5352 refers, see also page 1072. Comm DaSm
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 Woven 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 & Westminster Dragoons (B&WDGNS) Yeomanry Small Matching Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles In good condition with two original loops to the reverse of each. Worn circa 1961 - 1967. Westlake No 283 refers. H40.17
Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons Staybrite Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Gaunt London In very good condition. Coll
Berkshire Territorials Silver Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge In good condition with attached blank slider. Circa 1968 the silver large horse was designed for the Berkshire Territorials which included an element form the Berkshire Yeomanry. This badge is recorded in the BY regimental history that it was briefly worn on a red felt oval. Soon after the Berks Yeo Sqn rebadged to Royal Signals and has moved between 31 Sig Regt (V) and 39 Sig Regt. They wear the horse as a lugged arm badge in No1 Dress (credit for this info: BMBF). There is some controversy over the crimp mark to the reverse of the slider, but I have yet to see an example without one. Priced accordingly. D80
Berkshire Yeomanry Small Gilding Metal Brass Collar / Beret Badge Circa 37mm long and 19mm tall. With two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Left facing. From consulting the late Professor Charles Thomas collection auction, I understand this item was also worn as a beret badge, but happy to be corrected. See: https://www.olympiaauctions.com/sales/arms-armour/as240418/view-lot/65/
Bermuda Militia Artillery Woven Black on Scarlet Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In very good bright condition with hessian backing and some paper/glue marks from having been removed from a display board. D31.12
Berwick on Tweed Police Large Pattern White Metal Button, pre 1921 A scarce early police button, circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Gardiner and Company, London. The central device of bear and tree is the town\'s crest. The Berwick-upon-Tweed police were merged into Northumberland Police in 1921. . A9.3(2/2) Sold to Julia
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) Sold to Julia
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Bi Metal Cast Musicians Badge - Unidentified A well made and early item of two part construction with King's crown and two original lugs to the reverse. To the centre of brass star is mounted a St George slaying the dragon. Possibly a civilian band item / youth orgianisation badge. Circa 5.5cm tall. I have seen a similar badge with a bi-metal Prince of Wales's feather plume to the centre which leads me to suspect this was worn by some civilian organisation with representation in each of the Nations. The St George presumably representing England. Any information welcome.
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.
Birmingham Related Crest Unmarked White Metal Hand Engraved and Voided Design Not yet positively identified any help most welcome. This is a crest similar to that used by the Birmingham Royal Naval Reserve, but could also be civilian, such as girl guides of the city. four original small fixing loops to the reverse. Die cast, and looks to be unmarked silver as tarnished. Circa 3.9cms tall and 3.1cms wide. In very good condition.
Birmingham University OTC (Officer Training Corps) Brass Collar Badge A small die struck collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. Sharp detail. Small stain to reverse otherwise in very good condition. Only circa 1.9cm tall. G55.6
Birtish Columbia Canadian Victorian / Edwardian Police Medium Pattern Button Kamloops City Police Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Hicks & Sons, London. Silver plated but now dark toned, minor wear to plate on highpoints. It appears the manufacturer made a mistake on the spelling of Kamloops as it is "Kanloops" on the button, but the central crest on the button is correct one for Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada. The City of Kamloops was incorporated on July 1, 1893. On July 3, 1893 the city appointed its first chief of police and one constable. A second constable was appointed on July 15, 1893. By April 1911 the city police force consisted of a chief of police, a sergeant and two constables. An additional constable was added in 1912. By 1922 the city police force still had a chief of police, a sergeant and three constables and in 1930 a fourth constable was added to the police department. The British Columbia Provincial Police took over policing duties of the city on July 1, 1938. At the time Kamloops City Police, had six members (a chief of police, a sergeant and four constables) Policing was taken over by the British Columbia Provincial Police in 1938 (likely with a sergeant, corporal and four constables.) H12.4
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 Watch (The Royal Highlanders) NCOs Sergeants Badge QEII issue Two part construction. In very good condtion. Comm SiSa
Black Watch (The Royal Highlanders) White Metal Cap Badge, Kings Crown This pattern, as worn from 1934 until 1952, without the scrolls. Lacessit spelling on motto. Kings crown. With two original loops to the reverse. Comm SiSa
Black Watch - 6th (Fifeshire) Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Other Ranks collar badge with cloth backign Worn from 1887 - 1908, a white metal die struck collar badge with two original dark toned loops to the reverse and what appears to be the original star shaped red felt backing cloth, this mothed and damaged (not sure what the star cut pattern indicated - pipers?). I have chosen to leave this undisturbed given its fragility. Worn facing inwards, this one with the lion facing to the left on the shield and the sword tip between the first two words as opposed to between the E and T of "ET" as found on some patterns. Churchill No 1190 refers. Comm StWi (106)
Black Watch ( Royal Highland Regiment ) Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badge Circa 3.9cm tall, the large pattern OSD die cast bronze collar with two original lugs to the reverse. Some pitting to front which looks like it comes down to the quality of the original die otherwise in good condition. Churchill No 1177 refers. D19.14
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 2nd Pattern Brass Shoulder Title A short-lived pattern, introduced in 1921 and replaced by \'BW\' in 1927. Two original loops (some bending) but it looks like something has been clipped off the top which would have made this the T/6/7 Black Watch title illustrated by Westlake as No 1169. Has some age to it. Westlake No 1161 / 1169 refers. Comm BoHa (256c)
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Brass Shoulder Title In very good unissued condition with two original loops to the reverse. A short-lived pattern, introduced in 1921 and replaced by \'BW\' in 1927. Scarce. Westlake No 1161 refers. H13.4
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Large Brass Feather Bonnet Pipers Badge This pattern of sphinx matches that worn by the Black Watch Pipe Band (and by officers but this one is not of that quality). a large heavy die cast brass badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 7cms wide and 4.9cms tall. In good condition. Bloomer p68 refers. Comm BoHa (212)
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Officer\'s OSD Bronze Matched Pair Collar Badges Comm DaMc (390)
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Officers Pattern White Metal Sporran Badge Die cast with two original loops, silver plated brass but has been lacquered. A large badge sometimes confused as a collar badge but Churchill confirms this pattern worn in white metal and anodised aluminum as a sporran badge. Circa 4.2cms tall. Churchill No 1167 refers. Comm BoHa (268)
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 TRF Badge for wear on Combat Jacket Removed from uniform but in good condition. G153.3
Bloxham School (North Oxfordshire) OTC Gilt Brass Cap Badge A die cast example, shaped to cap with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition.
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
Blue UN Colour Neckerchief worn by a British Gurkha Officer, with US forces, Seoul,South Korea Neckerchief in excellent condition, looks almost like new. The property of Col DR Wood ex 2GR. Together with a white on red embroidered shoulder title on press studs. The Honor Guard drawn from platoons of British or Gurkha battalions stationed in Hong Kong who were detached to US forces in Seoul, South Korea for one month at a time. In VERY good condition. See also item 62725. DRW 43
Blues & Royals Household Cavalry QEII Issue AA Staybrite Anodised Aluminium Buttons Some service wear, both Firmin. Coll
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 back stamped, G.P.O. Capetown 22 My 00. Slight tear to bottom right corner, otherwise in very good condition and very scarce. Coll Sold to Mr EB
Boer War - An Original Commemorative Boer War Pipe of the City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) A clay pipe-bowl in the form of the bust of a CIV 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. Coll
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 - Two Original Stereoscopic Photograph Cards of the City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) in South Africa Two cards as follows: '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 one is an Underwood and Underwood card. And: 'City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) at Cape Town, South Africa' CIV soldiers in slouch hats and piled arms having disembarked for the war in South Africa. Image slightly faded but still reasonable. Copyright 1900. Coll Sold to Mr EB
Boer War - Victorian / QVC Home Counties Reserve Regiment Officers Gilt Collar Badge A Victorian Home Counties Reserve Regiment officer's gilt collar badge . In good condition complete with two original lugs. Circa 3.5cm tall and 4cm wide. C13.18
Boer War - 31st Battalion Imperial Yeomanry ( Fincastles Horse ) Bi Metal Slouch Hat Cap Badge A rare, bi-metal, cap badge for The 31st battalion of The Imperial Yeomanry (Fincastle\'s Horse). A white metal five pointed star mounted by a brass strap inscribed “Fincastle’s Horse” with “31” to centre. Two original dark toned lugs to the reverse and with three braising / sweat holes to the reverse of the circlet. Circa 3.3cm across and In excellent condition. Of Scottish interest. Raised by Lord Fincastle, V.C. ( later the Earl of Dunmore) who had won his Victoria Cross in the Tirah Campaign. He served with the 16th Lancers and also served in South Africa during the Boer War and served in the First World War. He died in 1962. The Scottish papers reported on January 21, 1902 Recruiting for Fincastle\'s Horse Stopped: Orders have been received from the War Office at the recruiting centres in Scotland to the effect that no more men are to be enlisted for Fincastle\'s Horse...It may be added that the new force is the 31st Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry. It was of battalion strength. and again on the 18 April, 1902 (Departure of Fincastle\'s Horse): \"The corps, which was formed at the beginning of the year at the insistence of the nobleman whose name it bears, has been hard at work during the last three and a half months, with the result that it now goes on active service as one of the fittest battalions of Yeomanry ever raised during the present war....as far as training can make them so, Fincastle\'s Horse are in the best of condition mentally and physically for active service. When the battalion was raised, the enlistments amounted to about 1000 men, and as only 600 were required to make up the regiment, the remainder were sent off to Aldershot to join the corps there. Thus the 31st Battalion was in a sense a corps d\'elite to start with.\" K&K Vol 1 No 1406 refers. D13.13
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. on hold for Alan
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 - Oxfordshire Light Infantry Foreign Service Helmet Pagri Badge / Flash A scarce embroidered white on red foreign service helmet pagri flash as worn in the 2nd Anglo - Boer War of 1899 -1902. Slight dark mark in one of the bugle string loops otherwise a lovely item without any moth damage but a real sense of age to it. Comm GrH
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. Sold to WS
Boer War - South African Imperial Light Infantry (ILI) Slouch Hat Sheet Brass Badge - Maker Marked List Bros War raised unit, 1899 - 1901 only. Very heavily engaged at Spion Kop with severe casualties. Sheet brass mounted on a bar with wire loops and maker marked List Bros. Some initials T A have been neatly scratched to the reverse of the bar. Unlike the Imperial Light Horse which has an existence post Boer War, this unit was hostilities only. A rare item. Exceptionally rare with a maker's mark. the Initials also means there is a possibility of attribution to hte original owner. They do not come better. E58.24 Reserved for RF
Boer War - Success to New Zealand Rough Riders Fund Raising Medallion A small unmarked silver medallion, circa 22mm in diameter, with small ring for attachment. Silver toned, a few small edge bruises otherwise in very good condition. Rare. 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 - WPMR - Western Province Mounted Rifles Brass Shoulder Title Locally made brass shoulder title, cut sheet brass with 2 loops to reverse. 4.6 cms wide and 1.4 cms tall. May also have been worn as a slouch hat badge. In good condition with some service wear. Comm BoHa (197)
Boer War / WW1 Vintage Union Flag Printed Patriotic Handkerchief This came with an 18th Hussars Boer War handkerchief and it looks and feels about right for a pre WW1 item. Printed on cotton, neatly folds to fit the pocket. Some very light foxing to cloth in a few places otherwise in very good condition. Circa 40cm square.
Boer War / WW1 Field Marshal Earl Kitchener Cigarette Silk Card A blank card reverse. In reasonably good condition for age with some wear and minor rubbing to delicate silk image. Coll
Boer War 16th Queens Lancers Theatre Cast Brass Shoulder Title Scarce CAST brass shoulder title with 2 original integral loops to reverse. Allegedly these were cast in Ladysmith in 1900 during the siege 9but Westlake does not claim this). Westlake No 164 refers. D41.8
Boer War 20th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Brass Slouch Hat Badge A large and heavy scarce lead filled brass example, theatre made, with three out of four copper wire fasteners remaining. A metal spur bearing RR. Circa 6cms wide and 4cms tall. Rare. Comm StWi (108) K&K Vol 1 No 1403 refers.
Boer War 4 Clasp QSA to Welsh Battalion Imperial Yeomanry - Collings A scarce Boer War Queens South Africa medal correctly impressed to: \"27719 Tpr F. Collings Imp Yeo\". Collings was a trooper in the first contingent, 31st Montgomeryshire company 9th Battalion which also contained 29th (Denbighshire) Company, 30th (Pembrokeshire) Company, 36th (West Kent) Company and the 49th (Montgomeryshire) Company. This battalion was later enlarged by the 2nd contingent in 1901. He was sent home on 5th September 1901 having served 139 days in the field, earning the clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal and South Africa 01. His medal and clasp entitlement is confirmed for the 31st company (copy provided but service dates truncated from printed copy) . The medal is in GVF condition but with two nicks to the rim, one on either side at 3 and 9 o\'clock respectively. It comes with its original ribbon which is a bit tatty (and a replacement strip has been mounted behind) and all clasps are fixed correctly. He would also have been entitled to the tribute medal issued to this unit - see my item 58017 (sadly now sold). G193.10
Boer War 5th Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Hallmarked Watch Fob Sweetheart OCA Badge Birmingham hallmarks for 1900 (letter a) to the reverse and with sterling lion stamps to the fixing and loop. The regimental badge of St George slaying the dragon the Roman numeral V for the 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers) and the regimental motto Quo Fata Vocant on a scroll below. The words \"Grip Fast\" engraved on the garter circlet. In superb condition. \'Grip Fast\' is the motto of the Scottish Leslie Clan / Family. See: https://www.scotsconnection.com/clan_crests/leslie.htm Worthy of further research. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). Comm GM
Boer War City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV) Hallmarked Silver (1900) Swagger Stick Top A scarce silver swagger stick top to the 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 City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) Boer War Envelope Cover - Perkins 1st Volunteer Battalion The Middlesex Regiment 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
Boer War City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) Boer War raised unit large pattern blackened brass button A semi-flat button which bears the initials CIV for the City Imperial Volunteers, and the date 1900, fixed shank in good condition and maker marked Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street, London, W. Circa 24mm in diameter. Scarce. Comm DaSm Sold to Mr EB
Boer War City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) Boer War raised 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. Scarce. E15.2
Boer War Dragoon Guards Reserve Regiment Officer\'s Fire Gilt Collar Badge A fire gilt example with two original loops to reverse. Rare. K11
Boer War Dragoon Guards Reserve Regiment Other Ranks Gilding Metal Collar Badge In good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. K11.2
Boer War Dragoons Reserve Regiment Other Ranks Gilding Metal Pair of Matched Collar Badges In good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse of each (slightly different shape to the loops on each one but a very good match from the front). K11.1
Boer War Era Mafeking / Lord Baden-Powell Wire Brooch This excellent Boer War era brooch has been hand fashioned from a gilded wire into the name ‘Mafeking’ and a small photo of Lord Baden-Powell fitted into a glass fronted pendant suspended below, the quality of the piece is excellent as is the condition, it measures just under 1.75 long and is just over 1.25 deep. Will come boxed. Superb. K43.5
Boer War Era Royal Home Counties / Royal Northern Reserve Regiment Gilt Cap Badge A lovely example, die struck with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.9cms wide and 4.8cms tall. Sharp details with all twiddly bits present and correct. QVC Crown. Pre 1902. Worn by both Home Counties Regiment and Royal Northern Regiments. K&K Vol 1 No 1128 refers. Comm DaMc (28)
Boer War Her Majesty 's Reserve Regiment of Dragoon Guards Gilt Cap and Collar Badge Set A scarce cap badge and matched pair of collar badges with original dark toned lugs. Sharp detail. In very good condition. A reserve regiment raised during the Boer War. Raised in 1900 these reserve regiments allowed the regular cavalry to be sent to South Africa. C19.9
Boer War Hussars Reserve Regiment Gilding Metal Collar Badge In very good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Scarce. K11
Boer War Hussars Reserve Regiment Matched Pair of Gilding Metal Collar Badges In very good condition with two original dark toned loops to the reverse of each. A superb match. K11.3
Boer War Imperial Yeomanry Officer\'s Medium Pattern Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and reverse marked Best Make London. Slight bend to shank otherwise gilt bright and in superb condition. D19.6
Boer War Large Card Mounted Original Photograph Durham Volunteers Welcomed Home In very good condition, circa 1901. Comm FB
Boer War London City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) Swagger Stick Sterling Silver Hallmarked Top (1900) A scarce silver topped swagger stick top to the CIV with Queen Victoria crown and London coat of arms and the date 1900 below. Polish wear to detail on London coat of arms and silver dark toned. Hallmarked silver with London hallmarks and date letter 'e' for 1900. Scarce. Will post to a UK address only unless by prior email arrangement. By all means "reserve" but do not use Paypal to pay if based overseas until we have discussed shipping via email first. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). Coll
Boer War Lord Roberts Commander-in-Chief 's Bodyguard Slouch Hat Badge, 1900 Contemporary 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. Coll
Boer War Memorial Coloured Postcard - Carter\'s Ridge Memorial 1899 (Siege of Kimberley) A postally unused postcard in very good condition from the Edwardian era (c1907) - the panel with those who fell at this action is just about legible with an eyeglass despite my photo of it. The memorial cairn commemorates the officers and soldiers killed during the second battle of Carter\'s Ridge in November 1899 during the Siege of Kimberley, Cape Colony (modern South Africa) during the Second Boer War. The troops commemorated are mainly from The Kimberley Light Horse. On 25th November 1899 the garrison launched a sortie on Carter’s Ridge to the South West of the town, attempting to capture the Boer artillery established on the high ground. The attack was a limited success, catching the Boers by surprise but failing to take any of the guns. Coll
Boer War Original Postcard - CIV (City Imperial Volunteers) on Board HMT Pembroke Castle bound for the war in South Africa Postally used, King Edward VII stamp cancelled with 1902 stamp. Sent to a Middlesex address. In good condition for postally used. Produced by Raphael Tuck, No 307 in the series. Coll
Boer War Original Postcard - CIV City Imperial Volunteers No 823 in the Raphael Tuck series. Victorian stamp to reverse but no address or message. Does not appear to have been postally used. Sepia card, showing the award of Freeman of City of London to the CIV and gives their dates of service as January 1900 - October 1900. Fabulous condition for age. Scarce card.
Boer War Original Souvenir Postcard - Boer Picket Postally used in 1904, message to front and London address and EDVII cancelled stamps to the reverse. Johannesburg South Africa produced card. A great relaxed image of irregular Boer guerrilla fighters. Coll Sold to Alan, cheque received
Boer War Patriotic Art Postcard - Lord Roberts & Kitchener - Tuck Series No 840 Postally unused but a small mark to reverse otherwise in good clean undamaged condition. Coll
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
Boer War Period RWF Royal Welsh Fusiliers Cut Down Pagri Badge White on scarlet, a bit grubby, most likely a Victorian shoulder title cut down for wear on pagri. Scarce. Comm GrH Sold to Joe
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. Coll. Sold to Mr EB
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 ' ( Lisbon ) 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 over stamped ZAR stamps with E.R.I. for King Edward VII. Scarce. The Portuguese Government 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. Coll. Sold to Mr EB
Boer War Queen Victoria South Africa 1900 Chocolate Tin An empty tin, in the typically worn condition mostly found these days, the hinges undamaged and it opens and closes without issue. Circa 15.2cm wide, 9.2cm tall and 2cm deep. In 1899 Queen Victoria decided to send a gift of tin boxes of chocolate to her troops serving in South Africa. It was intended that every soldier and officer should receive a box with the inscription 'South Africa 1900' and in the Queen's handwriting 'I wish you a happy New Year'. In order to carry out this project, the Queen commissioned the country's three principal chocolate manufacturers, J S Fry & Sons, Cadbury Brothers Limited and Rowntree and Company Limited, to undertake the order for what amounted, by the end of 1900, to 123,000 tins. As Quakers, all three manufacturers refused to accept payment for the order and, not wishing to profit from the War, they offered to donate the chocolate instead. The manufacture of the tin boxes themselves was funded personally by the Queen. They were based on a design by Barclay and Fry Limited of Southwark, but since each of the chocolate manufacturers used different firms to supply the tins, there are variations in their dimensions, the shade of colouring and the printing of the portrait medallion of the Queen. The tins had rounded corners for ease of storage in a soldier's knapsack and each contained a half-pound of vanilla chocolate. As a gift from the Queen, many soldiers preserved their tins with the chocolate intact, even posting them back home for safe-keeping. In exceptional cases the recipients did not even dare untie the ribbon round the packaging. The tins were so highly valued by their contemporaries that soldiers who were prepared to sell them could ask prices as high as £20. An Army Order issued from Bloemfontein in April 1900 decreed that the tins were to be forwarded to officers and men who had been invalided home before the Queen's gift arrived, and to next of kin of those who had died during the Boer War (1899-1902). Comm BoHa (58)
Boer War Queen Victoria South Africa 1900 Chocolate Tin An empty tin, in the typically worn condition mostly found these days, the hinges undamaged and it opens and closes without issue. Circa 15.5cms wide, 9.2cms tall and 2.3 cms deep. In 1899, Queen Victoria decided to send a gift of tin boxes of chocolate to her troops serving in South Africa. It was intended that every soldier and officer should receive a box with the inscription 'South Africa 1900' and in the Queen's handwriting 'I wish you a happy New Year'. In order to carry out this project, the Queen commissioned the country's three principal chocolate manufacturers, J S Fry & Sons, Cadbury Brothers Limited and Rowntree and Company Limited, to undertake the order for what amounted, by the end of 1900, to 123,000 tins. As Quakers, all three manufacturers refused to accept payment for the order and, not wishing to profit from the War, they offered to donate the chocolate instead. The manufacture of the tin boxes themselves was funded personally by the Queen. They were based on a design by Barclay and Fry Limited of Southwark, but since each of the chocolate manufacturers used different firms to supply the tins, there are variations in their dimensions, the shade of colouring and the printing of the portrait medallion of the Queen. The tins had rounded corners for ease of storage in a soldier's knapsack and each contained a half-pound of vanilla chocolate. As a gift from the Queen, many soldiers preserved their tins with the chocolate intact, even posting them back home for safe-keeping. In exceptional cases the recipients did not even dare untie the ribbon round the packaging. The tins were so highly valued by their contemporaries that soldiers who were prepared to sell them could ask prices as high as £20. An Army Order issued from Bloemfontein in April 1900 decreed that the tins were to be forwarded to officers and men who had been invalided home before the Queen's gift arrived, and to next of kin of those who had died during the Boer War (1899-1902). J15.3 Sold to Mr EB
Boer War QVC Queensland Mounted Infantry Slouch Hat Badge A garter buckle inscribed \'QUEENSLAND MOUNTED INFANTRY\' with a voided Southern Cross centre and surmounted by a Victorian crown. Two lugs on the reverse and maroon red wool felt insert (some holes / mothing to this). Comm DaMc (40)
Boer War Reserve Regiment, Royal Irish Fusiliers (RIF) 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
Boer War Royal Northern or Royal Home Counties Reserve Regiment Pouch Badge An attractive and very 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. Sold to DH
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 The Middlesex Regiment Brass Shoulder Title A Victorian / Boer War period pre 1902 semi-circular pattern shoulder title with two original loops, squashed down a bit for comfort when being worn, slight staining and polishing otherwise in good condition and rare. Westlake No 1277 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Boer War Trench Art Brass Shell Converted to Napkin Ring Commemorating the Siege of Ladysmith 1899 - 1900, Initials of owner A heavy piece of rifled artillery shell brass, neatly lead soldered into the shape of a napkin ring, with an attempt at scalloped decoration in two rows to the outside and engraved "Siege of Ladysmith 1899 - 1900" with the rather grand initials (presumably of the owner) " E. St. V.T." below. Worthy of further research, as most probably the property of an officer who served or senior civilian dignitary. Just under 4 cms in diameter and 2.5cms tall. Any additional information welcome. H6.2
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 Veterans CIV (City of London Imperial Volunteers) Old Comrades Association (OCA) Enamel & Gilt Lapel Buttonhole Badge A scarce original post Boer War vintage period C.I.V. old comrades association OCA membership lapel badge in very good condition with no damage to the enamel and gilt bright. Circa 25mm tall. A small gilt oval bearing blue enamel title surround, the centre with an embossed white enamel Crowned City shield from the Coat of Arms', red cross and 'Wat Tyler's dagger' in the first quarter; the reverse with very faint illegible maker's details. The 'City Imperial Volunteers' were raised by the Lord Mayor in December 1899 to fight in the Boer War in South Africa. All recruits that enlisted were granted the Freedom of the City of London and embarked for South Africa in January 1900 and were disbanded on their return. The Old Comrades Association survived into the 1950's. G181
Boer War Vintage 18th (Queen Marys Own) Hussars Hallmarked Silver Sweetheart Brooch Pin Badge - 1900 Hand cut with engraved detail and original fully functional stout pin fitting. Crown to top. Maker marked \'W.H.H.\' and Birmingham assay letter \'a\' lower case (1900). In superb condition with no damage or polishing. Scarce. H24
Boer War vintage 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry ( IY) 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 Comm FB
Boer War Vintage Cabinet Photograph Gloucestershire Imperial Yeoman Gloster / Cheltenham based photographer. uniform looks brand new, no distinguishing badges but with a riding crop and spurs and a slouch hat he can only be an Imperial Yeomanry Trooper, next stop South Africa. In superb condition. Comm SiSa
Boer War Vintage Canada Militia \'Winged\' Brass Shoulder Title - Gaunt Montreal A solid brass title with two original loops and maker marked JR Gaunt Montreal (Canada). In very good condition and rare. See the following forum for identification: https://www.cdnmilitarycollectors.com/t406-rare-boer-war-badge
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 Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Bi-Metal Cap Badge A scarce badge to this Anglo-Boer War cap badge, three dark toned original lugs to the reverse and with four sweat / braising holes to the reverse. Sharp detail, some traces of dried polish otherwise in very good condition. Worn on a rosette on the slouch hat. One of my favourite badges. K&K, Vol 1, No 1394 refers. C7.1
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 Imperial Yeomanry Slouch Hat / Shoulder Title Separate brass letters but matching, on retaining brass backing plate with cotter pin. Letters circa 2.1cms tall. Some service wear to letters. Coll Sold to GM
Boer War Vintage Irish Guards Large Pattern Collar Badge Scarce single large brass collar badge with 2 original loops to reverse. Boer War period. Circa 3.1cm wide and 3.2cm tall. In very good condition. F55.6
Boer War Vintage Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge\'s Own) Embroidered White on Scarlet Felt Cloth Shoulder Title / Pagri Badge Scarce early pre WW1 pattern white on red embroidered shoulder title / foreign service helmet pagri badge as worn during the Boer War, hessian backed and with " W. D. / 5 " stamp in black ink to the reverse. The title " Middlesex " on a scarlet ground. Circa 9 x 7.5 cms. Colour bright, some slight moth grazes and a few nips to edges otherwise in very good condition. H11.3
Boer War Vintage The Irish Guards Large Pattern Collar Badge Scarce single large brass collar badge with 2 original loops to reverse. Boer War period. Circa 3.1cm wide and 3.2cm tall. In very good condition. Comm VSR Sold to DP
Boer War Vintage United South Africa Miners Patriotic Gilt Gold Prospectors Brooch Pin Registered Design No 396342 (1902-3) to reverse. Original pin and fittings, fully functional. Design comprises a plough, pick and shovel with a \'gold nugget\' on the shovel. Spade engraved \'United South Africa\'. Some wear to gilt finish and scratches to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Scarce. Coll
Boer War Vintage Victorian Royal Warwickshire Regiment Brass Shoulder Title A brass title with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Some service wear but overall in very good condition. Worn until 1902. Westlake No 779 refers (this one with not as much curve). Comm RoHa B(B3)
Bombay Police (BP) Silver Plated Ball Button, Kings Crown Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin London. Silver plate worn to front otherwise in good condition. Coll.
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 aa Anodised Silver and Red Cap Badge - Gaunt London A pre 1959 cap badge with original slider to the reverse marked JR Gaunt London. In very good condition. Scarce. D80.3
Border Regiment Far East Theatre Airtex Cloth Woven Black on Jungle Green Slip Ons An original matched pair of woven Jungle Green shoulder slip on slides titles, China-Burma-India (India) Theatre made and rare. The 2nd Battalion adopted a straight brass title, and the 1st Battalion had a curved one. I am not clear as to whether this tradition was carried forward into cloth shoulder titles, but when the two battalions merged in 1948, the curved title was adopted by Other Ranks and officers adopted the straight title. The 2nd Battalion was in India on the outbreak of WW2. It shifted to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in July 1942, before fighting in Burma from November 1943 onwards as part of the 14th Army / Chindit force. Waring Pamphlet No 1 Item T160b refers. Comm StWi (336)
Border Regiment Hallmarked Silver Regimental Boxing Medal - 1921-22 A boxing award to a soldier in the Border Regiment, in the shape of the regimental badge to the obverse and to the reverse a disc with two boxers and the dates 1921-22 engraved to the reverse of the crown. The item is sterling silver with Birmingham hallmarks for the year 1919. Maker marked also, looks like Mn&Wb (Mappin & Webb?). In very good condition with battle honours up to and including South Africa 1899-1902. Circa 37mm tall. Comm BoHa (346)
Border Regiment Length of Silk Pagri / Patch Flash Ribbon Hard to find a good length of pagri ribbon, circa 24cms long and 3.3cms deep. Could be cut in half nicely to make two strips of reasonable length but please note deeply folded twice towards each end, so may need a good press first. Scarce. Comm PaLi
Border Rifle Volunteers Regiment: Border Rifle Volunteers Era: Edwardian circa 1901 - 1908
Bosnian War British Army UN NATO IMPLEMENTATION FORCE IFOR DPM Brassard Pen Holder Style Signs of wear and some fading to IFOR batch, but generally in good condition. The Implementation Force (IFOR) was a NATO-led multinational peace enforcement force in Bosnia and Herzegovina under a one-year mandate from 20 December 1995 to 20 December 1996 under the codename Operation Joint Endeavour. Coll.
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 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. Coll.
Boys Squadron Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) Enbroidered Red on Yellow Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Rare one piece title on two lines, hessian backed, in very good condition. Worn 1952 - 1954 only. Coll
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.
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 British Army Bandsmans Procifiency Trade Arm badge - Lyre, Wreath & Kings Crown A die struck brass example with two loops to reverse, red felt backing (this has a lot of age and wear to it) and brass backing plate. Circa 5.2cm tall. Badge in very good condition. F24.4
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 with Black Leather Backing Brass badge with two loops on original backing plate. In good condition. Circa 3cm tall. Edward & Langley No 155A refers.
Brass Grenade Field Service Cap Badge / Collar badge As worn in the field service cap by Regiments such as the Northumberland Fusiliers from 1893-1895 and as a collar badge / part shoulder title by other fusilier regiments. Col D R Wood No 160 refers. Coll
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 Trumpeters Proficiency Arm Badge 4 loops one twisted. Comm SiSa
Brecknockshire Battalion (South Wales Borderers Territorials) Facing Pair Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badges A facing pair, from the front a reasonable match (some colour variation), but different lug configuration to the rear. (some twisting to lugs) In good overall condition. Worn circa 1908 - 1922. in 1908 the South Wales Borderers were allocated a single Territorial Battalion, the Brecknockshire Battalion. Churchill Nos 675 / 676 refer. Comm StWi (29)
Bren Gunner Embroidered Cloth British Army White on Khaki Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge unofficial / private purchase item, removed from uniform and in very good condition for age. Edward & Langley No 186 refers. Comm PaLi (B3)
Brigadier General Trevor Turnan \"The Story of The Tyneside Scottish\" - Attributed In poor condition, the covers in particular especially the reverse, and splits to spine. The frontispiece portrait on inner cover to Colonel Joseph Cowen and front title page missing (a photocopy of this and the missing pages at front will be provided from my own personal copy) Bad damage to first few pages and last two pages loose otherwise the contents are reasonably clean from page 7 onwards and with its illustrations mostly present (one or two loose from the binding). Photocopies to be provided of the three of those missing (Cowen, Officers of 1st Bn and the Pipers) and also of the damaged contents / illustration list. The inner card cover is noted to the owner, W. Melvin of Link End Cottages, Amble (Northumberland). The back inner card cover states in same hand \"L/Cpl 2 - 633, BEF France\". Walter Melvin, Pte, 21/633,21st Battalion North\'d Fus (2nd Bn Tyneside Scottish). A coal miner from Amble, Walter volunteered in 1914, and was discharged honourably on account of bullet wounds in October, 1918. He died at Amble, aged 77. Copy of his WW1 Medal Card Index (MIC) to be provided. Whilst the book is in awful condition, who knows it might get reunited with his medals and SWB which will be out there somewhere! Sold as seen on account of poor condition. No returns on this item. Please note I will only post to a UK address on account of weight. Comm FB
Brigadiers Rank Slide Royal Welsh Fusiliers (RWF) - Brigadier Charles Hince Brigadier's Rank Slide embroidered with the letters in black with the letters RWF (Royal Welsh Fusiliers). According to the owner of this item (a noted historian of the regiment), this was specially made for Brigadier Charles Hince. The slide has not been sealed at the back and has some glue and paper stuck to the reverse, otherwise in very good condition and rare. Brigadier is not considered to be a General officer rank by the British Army but rather a Field officer rank. Brigadiers can command a brigade or be a director of operational capability groups such as a director of staff. Brigadier Charles Hince. CBE, (late the Sherwood Foresters and Royal Welch Fusiliers) died 16th September 2012 aged 82. Comm LGJR
Brighton College OTC (Officer Training Corps) One Piece Brass Shoulder Title One piece brass shoulder title, 3 out of 4 lugs to reverse remaining, otherwise in very good condition. Westlake No 1671 refers. Comm FB
Brighton College OTC Officer Training Corps One Piece Brass Shoulder Title In very good condition with 4 original loops and original brass backing plate with cotter pins. Westlake No 1671 refers.
Brighton Grammar School CCF Combined Cadet Force Embroidered Shoulder Title Red on black, in good condition. H52(5)
British & Foreign Sailors Society (BFSS) copper medal from Nelsons ship with original presentation case A piece of English artefact circa 1905 struck to Commemorative the Centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar fought by the Royal Navy in their final victory against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies in 1805 and sold on behalf of the \'British & Foreign Sailors Society\' with obverse depicting an embossed representation of the ship \'HMS Foudroyant\' in full sail., the reverse inscribed \'From B.F.S.S. Nelson Centenary Foudroyant and Victory Copper E.R.VII.\' Very good condition, complete with original ring suspension fitting and very scarce original cardboard presentation souvenir case. Some wear to case but a rare survivor. Medal with ring is circa 3.8cm tall. E65.1
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 - 2nd Corps( 2nd pattern ) Printed Formation Sign Designation Flash Cloth Badge White numeral 2 on a red diamond, removed from uniform but in good bright condition. Morris Part 1 No 3 page 10 refers. Comm FB
British Army - 49th Infantry ( Fusilier) Brigade ( Kenya & Korea ) 1950s Printed Formation Sign Removed from uniform, scarce printed example with KK supposed to represent Kenya and Korea. The Brigade was formed in Kenya during the Mau Mau emergency 1953-1956, and incorporated the 1st Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, the 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and from January 1955, was joined by the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. In good condition. Comm FB
British Army - GHQ ALFSEA / SEALF / FARELF Printed Cloth Formation Designation Flash Patch Sign Original printed formation sign, removed from uniform but in good overall condition. Some minor staining on white of shield otherwise colours bright. Sewn to a backing cloth. During wartime it was ALFSEA (Allied Land Forces South East Asia), then worn by SEALF (HQ South East Asia Land Forces) which succeeded ALFSEA in December 1946. Changed again on 15th August 1947 to FARELF ( Far Eastern Land Forces (British Army)), but with no change to formation sign design. Comm PaLi
British Army - GHQ ALFSEA / SEALF / FARELF Printed Cloth Formation Designation Sign Original, removed from uniform. Printed. Evidence of a centre fold. Colours still good. During wartime it was ALFSEA (Allied Land Forces South East Asia), then worn by SEALF (HQ South East Asia Land Forces) which succeeded ALFSEA in December 1946. Changed again on 15th August 1947 to FARELF ( Far Eastern Land Forces (British Army)), but with no change to formation sign design. Coll
British Army - GHQ ALFSEA / SEALF / FARELF Printed Cloth Formation Designation Sign Original, removed from uniform. Printed. Some fading and service wear. Reasonable condition. During wartime it was ALFSEA (Allied Land Forces South East Asia), then worn by SEALF (HQ South East Asia Land Forces) which succeeded ALFSEA in December 1946. Changed again on 15th August 1947 to FARELF ( Far Eastern Land Forces (British Army)), but with no change to formation sign design. Coll
British Army - GHQ ALFSEA / SEALF / FARELF Printed Cloth Formation Designation Sign Original printed formation sign, removed from uniform but in good overall condition. Some minor staining but otherwise colours bright. During wartime it was ALFSEA (Allied Land Forces South East Asia), then worn by SEALF (HQ South East Asia Land Forces) which succeeded ALFSEA in December 1946. Changed again on 15th August 1947 to FARELF ( Far Eastern Land Forces (British Army)), but with no change to formation sign design. Comm BoHa (228)
British Army - GHQ ALFSEA / SEALF / FARELF Printed Cloth Formation Designation Sign Original printed formation sign in unissued condition. Colours bright. During wartime it was ALFSEA (Allied Land Forces South East Asia), then worn by SEALF (HQ South East Asia Land Forces) which succeeded ALFSEA in December 1946. Changed again on 15th August 1947 to FARELF ( Far Eastern Land Forces (British Army)), but with no change to formation sign design. Coll On hold for DM
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 - MG in Wreath - Machine Gun Marksman No 1 Dress Bullion Proficiency Arm Badge Gold bullion on black melton felt cloth. In unissued condition.
British Army - Rhine Army Troops ( BAOR) Embroidered Formation Designation Sign Brabant weave embroidered Yellow Sword on Red Cross on Blue Shield. In very good condition. Removed from uniform. Adopted 1947. Comm FB
British Army - Rhine Army Troops Formation Designation Sign Brabant weave embroidered Yellow Sword on Red Cross on Blue Shield. Removed from uniform has seen service wear but in good condition for that. Adopted 1947. Comm GrH
British Army - Senior Warrant Officer\'s Royal Crest Brass Rank Arm / Wrist Badge With brass backing plate and two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.7cm tall and 4.2cm wide. Very good condition. F21
British Army 1888 Volunteer Pattern Slade - Wallace Buff waist belt and QVC Brass clasp - 7th Bn Durham Light Infantry (DLI) British Army three part 1888 Pattern SLADE-WALLACE Buff waist belt and buckle. Queen Victoria Crown WBC with motto: "DIEU ET MON DROIT". In original Buff leather without white blanco applied. The belt has both sliding buff leather keepers and all its brass component parts. Various black ink stamps including 7 DLI (Sunderland) - there is another feint stamp showing what looks like 3 S (7th DLI pre 1908 were the 3rd Bn DLI,(Sunderland) and prior to that the 3rd Sunderland RVC). In very good condition, some grubby marks to leather and with some polishing to brass highpoints otherwise a nice complete example with all of its attachments and brass fittings in place. Not happy to send to the USA on account of past problems with textile imports. Comm FB
British Army 1st Armoured Division Subdued Tactical Recognition FlashTRF As worn 1992 - 2019. In good condition. Rhino facing to the right. Comm LGJR On hold for DM
British Army 1st Class Machine Gunner / Machine Gun Marksman Gilding Metal One Piece Proficiency Arm Sleeve Badge One piece with two original loops to reverse. First issued on the basis of fourteen per regiment and later to the MGC to users of the Vickers Machine Gun. Edwards & Langley No 56A refers. Comm StWi (121)
British Army Artillery Proficiency Arm Badge - Crossed Guns Worsted example with brown threads on khaki backing. Hessian backed. Early example. Discontinued as a prize badge in 1921. Edward & Langley 20A refers. Comm StWi (229)
British Army Cavalry Scout Large Pattern Proficiency Badge with bottom bar Worn 1905 to 1921. Engraved brass with two original lugs to the reverse . Very large at circa 8.5cm tall for wear on the tunic (see comparison photo with smaller arm badge separately listed for sale below). 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. The final photo compares it to its smaller cousin! Edwards & Langley No 12A refers. F55.13(2) Sold to Wilfried
British Army Cavalry Scout Small Pattern 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 4.3cm 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. The final photo compares it to its larger cousin! Edwards & Langley No 12A refers. F55.13(1)
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 Cavalry Trumpets Crossed No 1 Dress Bullion Cloth Proficiency Trade Arm Badge Worn on the upper right arm, with the bells of the trumpet worn either up or down (I prefer down), embroidered in gold bullion on black melton felt backing. Removed from uniform, in very good condition. Edwards & Langley No 156A refers.
British Army Cloth Insignia 1940 to Present (1985) - Brian L Davis Hard back with dust cover, used and abused but no damage, tears or annotations. Whilst the price list is laughably out of date, the scarcity coding contained within it is still quite helpful. A good introductory volume to British Army cloth collecting from formation signs, shoulder titles to proficiency badges. Profusely illustrated in black and white. Comm GrH
British Army Collar Maker / Saddler / Saddletree Maker / Harness Makers Brass Proficiency Arm Badge A heavy die cast brass arm badge in the shape of a horse bit with four horizontally fitted original loops to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall and 3.3cm wide. In very good condition. Worn on the upper right arm of the trades listed in the title for mainly horse units such as the Cavalry of the Line, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers , Royal Signals and the Army Service Corps (ASC). Edwards & Langley no 3A refers. F76.2
British Army Collar Maker / Saddler / Saddletree Maker / Harness Makers Brass Proficiency Arm Badge A quality brass arm badge in the shape of a horse bit with four horizontally fitted original loops to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall and 3.5cms wide. In very good condition. Worn on the upper right arm of the trades listed in the title for mainly horse units such as the Cavalry of the Line, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Royal Signals and the Army Service Corps (ASC). Edwards & Langley no 3A refers. Coll
British Army Collar Maker / Saddler / Saddletree Maker / Harness Makers Embroidered White on Khaki Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge Removed from uniform, an embroidered arm badge in the shape of a horse bit. Circa 5.4 cms tall and 5 cms wide. In very good condition. WW2 or earlier. Worn on the upper right arm of the trades listed in the title for mainly horse units such as the Cavalry of the Line, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers , Royal Signals and the Army Service Corps (ASC). Edwards & Langley no 3A refers. Coll
British Army DM Winged Wheel Embroidered Cloth Trade Prociiency Arm Badge Part of a series of unofficial trade arm badges worn in WW2 and after. This one in unissued condition. Driver Mechanic perhaps? Edwards & Langley No 223 refers. Comm FB
British Army EIIR Crown Recruiting Sergeants 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 Fire Service Printed Cloth Arm Badge Removed from uniform with khaki backing. Printed. version. Circa 6.7 cm in diameter. In worn condition. Originally under the control of the Pioneer Corps, responsibility changed in 1946 to the Royal Army Service Corps. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 1494; Edward & Langley No 85A refer. Comm BoHa (8)
British Army Gurkha Engineers Band Cross Belt Badge A chromed example cast with four integral fixing loops to the reverse. Circa 82mm tall and 70mm wide. In superb condition. Apparently made by Abinsignia Company for the Regimental band when stationed at Maidstone in 2010. Comm GM (EB)
British Army Highland Regiments White Feather Plume / Hackle British Army This white plume was / is worn on a feather bonnet worn by the Highland Regiments in the British Army. It is made from chicken feathers and mounted on an aluminum bar. Circa 28cm in length. Colour is a bit off white now from service wear, but otherwise in good condition and would suit an older bonnet. Comes in a home made green card tube. This example confirms with the current specification for such items published in 2011 (Copy of this page to be provided). Please note I will only post this to a UK address.
British Army Jewish Chaplain Large Pattern Black Button, King\'s Crown An extremely scarce button, circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, no maker's mark. The Chaplain's department was officer only, but the presence of Jewish chaplains can be counted on one hand. As of today, there are no Jewish chaplains serving with the British Army, which reinforces the lower numbers of serving Jewish chaplains generally. E2
British Army Jewish Chaplain Matched Pair of Blackened Gilt Officers Pattern Collar Badges, King's Crown A matched pair of blackened gilt die cast collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. Some wear to black finish, uneven between the two badges, but a matched pair in all other respects. The Chaplain's department was officer only, but the presence of Jewish chaplains can be counted on one hand. As of today, there are no Jewish chaplains serving with the British Army, which reinforces the lower numbers of serving Jewish chaplains generally. E41 Sold to Michael
British Army Lieutenant Colonels Bullion Shoulder Strap and Rank Insignia A single full dress epaulette with the rank insignia of Lt-Col. in very good condition. Missing retaining button. King's Crown 1902 - 1952. Comm TeMo Reserved for Z
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 Military RTR Royal Tank Regiment Officers Black Leather Sam Browne Belt with shoulder strap Black leather which is in nice soft supple condition, the belt is vintage and not a modern issue. No maker or owner markings. Brass fittings. Apparently black with brass fittings indicates a belt worn by a Royal Tank Regiment Officer. Will post to a UK address only.
British Army North Wales District Western Command Formation Sign Flash Designation Shoulder Patch Badge Removed from uniform, colours bright, in good condition. K10.8
British Army Officers 1881-1901 Levee Dress Waist Belt Clasp and Belt Made from red / crimson leather with gilt lace with central red/crimson line and gilded fittings. Gilt buckle with silver lion over crown. The belt buckle is in silver and gilt with a Victorian crown and with gilt fittings. Some slight marks to gilt on either side of the crown otherwise in superb condition. Comm TeMo Sold to DH
British Army Officers Crimson Red Sash, attributed to MC Winner An officer's red sash with tassels, embroidered neatly to the inside with the owners name, E.W.N. Wade M.C. In good overall condition. Lt-Col E.W.N. Wade, M.C. won his Military Cross with the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment in WW1. He was also the husband of a famous wife. Read more below! Eric Wade started his military career in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, surrendering his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th (Militia) Battalion in 1905. With the outbreak of the Great War, as a reservist, he was recalled to the colours and appointed to the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment as a Lieutenant. The War diary for September 1914 confirms Lieutenant Wade’s arrival with the 3rd reinforcement to the 1st Battalion then in France as part of 11th Brigade of the 4th Division. His MIC confirms his entitlement to a Mons Star with clasp and also the Military Cross, which was earned as Lieutenant with the 1st Hants. After a stint at Staff College in Sept - Oct 1916, he was appointed Brigade Major to 131st Brigade. He continued his career with the Army post war, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the East Yorkshire Regiment. He retired from the Army on age grounds in October 1941. He died in 1956 and was survived by his Wife, Mollie (Nee Ellis), They had one son, Peter Wade, born in 1931, who also served in the Army. However, his marriage to Mollie Ellis in 1930 following their meeting in Lucknow, is perhaps the most fascinating part of his story. Mollie was taken captive in 1923 at the age of 17 on the North West Frontier of India, following the murder of her mother, and her capture and subsequent ransom was to hit the headlines around the world. Her release 10 days later by the Pathans who took her, following the daring intercession of a nurse Starr is a stirring story in itsself and was told to the BBC in 1979 (see the link which contains this interview - https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=1049805551818990&_rd Mollie revisited the site of her mother’s grave in 1983 at the age of 77. There is a hint that she fell in love with one of her captors, perhaps an early case of Stockholm syndrome! Anyway, she went on to a adopt the role of the model Colonel’s wife. There is a picture of them both on the front cover of the October 1935 Edition of “The Snapper” – The Regimental Journal of the East Yorkshire Regiment (photocopy to be provided along with copies of newspaper extracts, MIC, London Gazette entries and general information on Mollie's exploits as well as Eric's military career). Please note on account of the weight of this item I will post to a UK address only. Comm TeMo
British Army Officers Gilt Tudor Rose Cape Chain Officers Cloak Cape Badges and Chain Set Two cap badge sized roses in gilt with three original loops to the reverse of each. The correct seven link brass chain and hook fitting. Superb condition and gilt bright, although one small stain to tope edge of one of the roses petals. Coll.
British Army Officers Greatcoat Large Pattern Leather Button Circa, 26mm in diameter, with fixed loop to the reverse. In very good condition. Coll.
British Army Officers Sam Browne Belt with Fittings for Sword Frog, Revolver Holster and Pistol Ammunition Pouch Undated, but a complete set of equipment with shoulder cross over strap. Brown leather in good condition and supple, all fittings in brass and present and collect. Hard to find one so complete and in good condition. An earlier example, most probably WW1 vintage but could be later. Please note will only ship to a UK address on account of weight, unless by prior agreement by email to postal charges. Comm SiSa
British Army Pair of Khaki Drill (KD) Long Socks with Light Infantry Coloured Tops - DLI Previous owner stated they were issued to the Durham Light Infantry (DLI). Unissued condition, they look to be circa UK size men's 8 - 9. No markings. No moth or damage. Look to be made from wool. Scarce. Coll.
British Army Parachute Qualification 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 Parachute Qualification Wings Current pattern, cut to shape. In very good condition. No 179 'British Forces Insignia' James G. Shortt. Comm SiSa
British Army Post 1953 Royal Army Chaplains Department (RAChD) QEII Issue (Christian) Cap Badge A die cast blackened bronze example with two original blades to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn 1953 - 2023, now obsolete as a QEII crown. K&K Vol No 2111 refers. K33
British Army Proficiency Arm Badge - Crossed Swords Gymnastic Instructor / Assistant Physical Training Instructor Nicely shaped brass, crossed swords with green felt backing cloth and four original loops to the reverse with retaining cotter pins. Superior quality and in very good condition. Edward & langley No 9C refers Coll
British Army Proficiency Arm Badge - Gymnastic Instructor / Assistant Physical Training Instructor A scarce regimental specific officer's quality issue in red embroidered thread on a cream coloured background as worn by the Gloucestershire Regiment and its successor unit the RGBW (Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment). Comm BP
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 Proficiency Arm Badge Swords Crossed - Gymnastic Instructor / Assistant Physical Training Instructor Edward & Langley No 9C refers. Current pattern. High gilt finish with four original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. B57.12 (1)
British Army Proficiency Arm Badge Swords Crossed - Gymnastic Instructor / Assistant Physical Training Instructor Edward & Langley No 9C refers. Current pattern. Gilt finish dulled from service wear, with four original loops to the reverse. In good condition. B57.12 (2)
British Army Proficiency Badge - Collar / Harness Maker, Saddler, Saddletree Maker A quality brass arm badge in the shape of a horse bit with four horizontally fitted original loops (flat connector style) with original brass backing plate and cotter pins to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall and 3.7cms wide. In very good condition. Worn on the upper right arm of the trades listed in the title for mainly horse units such as the Cavalry of the Line, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Royal Signals and the Army Service Corps (ASC). Edwards & Langley No 3A refers. Comm FB
British Army Proficiency Badge - MG Wreath \' 1st Class Machine Gunner / Machine Gun Marksman Embroidered in cream thread on khaki cloth In very good condition. Hessian backed. An early issue. Edward & Langley No 56A refers (but this one embroidered) Comm FB
British Army Proficiency Badge - Wheel Cyclist Brass Arm Badge with Baking Badge A multi-spoke wheel with unusually ornate ridges on the trye with original loops, backing plate and cotter pin. Circa 32mm in diameter excluding the backing plate. In very good condition and scarce. Edwards & Langley No 236 refers. Comm StWi
British Army Proficiency Badge Embroidered Rifle - Marksman / First Class Shot Single embroidered white on khaki SMLE rifle, 1931 dress regulations stated it was to be worn on the lower left sleeve and at an angle of 45 degrees, upwards and inwards. Removed from uniform and in very good condition. Edwards & Langley p52 Fig 34E refers.
British Army Recruiter Bullion Thread Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, gold on black felt, in good condition. H46.2
British Army RLC Proficiency Tank Transporter Driver Class 1 Silver Bullion on Cloth Arm badge Tank Transporter badge worn by personnel qualified as a tank transporter driver with more than one year's experience. Bullion version for full / mess dress. Edwards & Langley No 333 refers (but not in bullion). Coll
British Army Rough Rider, Riding Instructor, Remount Trainer Brass Spur Proficiency Trade Sleeve Arm Badge A scarce original early 20th century army proficiency badge in the form of a die cast brass spur this example retains its original three loop fittings. Very good condition. Circa 4.3cms tall. Edwards and Langley p13, 6B refers. Coll
British Army Royal Artillery Officer\'s Full Dress Cross Gilt Belt Tip Badge Worn with a separate gilt buckle and slide, the belt tip badge was found at the end of the full dress officer\'s belt. See my item 64909 for the whole ensemble. The neck of grenade has sprung loose from the flames, but looks ok from front. Some wear to gilt on ball of grenade from service wear. All four original loops. Condition reflected in price. No returns on this item. Comm BoHa (299)
British Army Signallers Embroidered Khaki Cloth Proficiency Trade Arm Badge - Flags Crossed As worn by Telegraphist RE and Qualified Signalers. Some glue spots to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. A183
British Army Skill in Driving Star & Steering Wheel Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Arm badge Removed from uniform. In good condition. 1950 onwards. Edwards & Langley, Fig 71(B) refers. G113(1)
British Army Skill in Steering Wheel Embroidered Cloth Proficiency Arm badge Removed from uniform, and a bit tatty. Edwards & Langley, Fig 71(A) refers. G113(2)
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 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 Army Universal Pattern Other Ranks Brass Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC) - QEII issue Matched and fits together well, some minor polishing to detail on highpoints of badge in centre. D80.2
British Army Warrant Officers Second Class Kings Crown Bullion Insignia Rank Badge No 1 Dress, pre 1952 Removed from uniform but in stunning condition, a large sleeve arm badge in gold bullion thread with padded velvet and silk threads all on a scarlet red felt backing. Circa 5cms tall and 6cms across when the backing is included. In good overall condition. Comm ViCr
British Army Yeomanry Regiments - Order of Precedence 1914 A complex subject to work out and possibly not right, but this is the order in which the badges in this section have been laid out. New stock will only appear in this section "Cavalry - 1914 Yeomanry Cap Badges " so check back regularly. 1. Royal Wiltshire 2. Warwickshire 3. Yorkshire Hussars 4. Sherwood Rangers 5. Staffordshire 6. Shropshire 7. Ayrshire 8. Cheshire 9. Yorkshire Dragoons 10. Leicestershire 11. North Somerset 12. Duke of Lancaster's 13. Lanarkshire 14. Northumberland 15. South Notts 16. Denbighshire 17. Westmorland & Cumberland 18. Pembrokeshire 19. East Kent 20. Hampshire 21. Bucks 22. Derbyshire 23. Dorset 24. Gloucestershire 25. Herts 26. Berks 27. Middlesex 28. Royal 1st Devon 29. Suffolk 30. North Devon 31. Worcestershire 32. West Kent 33. West Somerset 34. Oxfordshire 35. Montgomeryshire 36. Lothians & Border 37. Glasgow 38. Lancashire Hussars 39.Surrey 40. Fife & Forfar 41. Norfolk 42. Sussex 43. Glamorgan 44. Lincolnshire 45. City of London ( Rough Riders) 46. 2nd County of London ( Westminster ) 47. 3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) 48. Bedfordshire 49. Essex 50. King Edward 's Horse 2nd King Edward 's Horse 51. North of Ireland 52. South of Ireland 53. Northamptonshire 54. East Riding of Yorkshire 55. Lovat's Scouts 56. Scottish Horse 57. Welsh Horse 58. Inns of Court OTC
British Colonial Civilian Military Government Officer Embroidered KD Slip on Shoulder Title - Attributed Bright yellow on green with no damage and the two original retaining strips to the reverse (some paper stuck to these as removed from a display board). It would have been worn on the K.D. tunic. This is from the collection of the late Professor Charles Thomas, who recorded it has having been issued to a J.D. Winsome of the Ministry of Agriculture when posted to Eritrea. Until it was occupied in 1941 by the Allies, Eritrea was one of Italy's North African Colonies. it was ceded to Ethiopia in 1952. Scarce. D20.18
British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Silk Embroidered Formation Sign - Japanese Occupation Removed from uniform with four press studs mounted to the reverse. Some dulling to red colour otherwise in very good condition. Authorised for wear in 1946 by Commonwealth RAF and Army units. BoBd (J Mills) No 3809 refers.
British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) Silk Embroidered Formation Sign - Japanese Occupation Removed from uniform with hessian backing. Colours still bright and in very good condition. Authorised for wear in 1946 by Commonwealth RAF and Army units. BoBd (J Mills) No 3809 refers. Comm BoHa (310)
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. Sold to E B
British Guiana Volunteer Force Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown A large die stamped brass example, worn circa 1948-1966. Two original loops to the reverse. Also a brass strengthening plate applied to the reverse of crown, a feature which I have observed on at least three other examples of this badge. Circa 5.8cm tall. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 122 refers. British Guiana was a British colony, part of the mainland British West Indies, which resides on the northern coast of South America. Since 1966 it has been known as the independent nation of Guyana. Comm BoHa (16)
British Gurkha Rifles Infantry Regiments Officers Epaulette Ribbon Strip Unissued condition, a strip of ribbon silk coloured green , black, green, red, green, black green, circa 1.4cm tall and 9cm wide. As worn by officers only of British King's / Queen's Gurkha Infantry Regiments to distinguish them from their Indian counterparts post Independence. Authorised in 1950 and worn lengthwise on the epaulette underneath the badges of rank. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4757 refers. DRW 67
British HQ Land Forces Hong Kong Facing and Matching Pair of Embroidered Cloth Formation Signs on Press Studs Removed from uniform, heavily embroidered and facing yellow dragons, some minor sun fading to brick red background and edge wear, with four press studs to reverse of each and jungle green backing material. I would suggest of Officer quality. Comm BP
British HQ Land Forces Hong Kong Facing Pair of Embroidered Silk Formation Signs Removed from uniform, silk woven, facing dragons, some minor sun fading otherwise in good condition. Not an identical match as one is slightly wider but close. Coll.
British HQ Land Forces Hong Kong Formation Sign Silk woven, right facing dragon, some sun fading and removed from uniform otherwise in good condition. Coll
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 Military Staff attached to the UK Ministry of Supply Formation Sign A nicely embroidered example in unissued condition, bright colours and near mint. Later the Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive. This pattern worn 1947 - 1959. BoBD (J Mills) p882 refers. Comm FB
British Military Staff attached to the UK Ministry of Supply Formation Sign A nicely embroidered example in unissued condition, bright colours and near mint. Later the Ministry of Defence Procurement Executive. This pattern worn 1947 - 1959. BoBD (J Mills) p882 refers. Comm FB
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 Junior Pin Badge Brass and enamel pin badge in good condition with original pin. Makers mark JR GAUNT B'HAM
British RNXS (Royal Naval Auxiliary Service) cloth shoulder insignia, 1960s Royal Navy Naval Auxiliary Service (RNXS) cloth insignia, worn 1963 - 1994. It has the recipients service number neatly stitched in yellow thread to the top right corner \'39505\'. In very good condition. Comm BoHa (123)
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 Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) Woven Red on Black Cloth Felt Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, some fading from service wear otherwise in good condition. Has some age to it. K10.2
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 2nd Pattern Embroidered Formation Sign Removed from uniform. Woven example of the second sign worn by the troops, mostly attached to who occupied the first "British Zone" in Berlin. The scarlet red circle symbolising the encircled city with the word Berlin (Germany) above. This pattern, with the word 'Berlin' above, was introduced in 1952. Genuine and good condition. Cole (Badges on Battledress) p26 refers (see my item 50948 (now sold) for the first pattern which was worn 1945- 1952. Comm BP
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 HQ Austria Printed Cloth Formation Sign Flash Patch Designation Formation badge, HQ British troops in Austria, circa 1950. Printed cotton depicting a golden cross set on a white shield, on a dark blue background. In unissued condition. The original occupation force in Austria at the end of the Second World War was made up of Eighth Army units. When the Eighth Army was disbanded the British forces in Austria adopted this as their formation badge. Comm PaLi
British Troops in Bahrain Formation Designation Sign Cloth Badge 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 Iraq Multi National Division (South East), Embroidered Cloth Sleeve Arm Patch Badge Iraq 2005 - 2010 In unissued condition, some traces of paper to reverse as removed from display card. Comm LGJR
British Troops in Northern Ireland Red on Black Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign An embroidered formation sign to the British Troops in Northern Ireland, on khaki backing. Very Good condition. Comm FB Sold to Joe, posting early Jan
British Troops in The Persian Gulf Area (HQ Bahrain / Bahrein) Embroidered Felt Loth Formation Sign Reinforced to reverse and signs of press studs on each corner having been removed. Woven example in very good condition. Worn circa 1959 - 1977. The design said to represent the \'Al Khalij\' Arabic for \"The Gulf\". BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4838 refers. Comm PaLi
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. On hold for Tim
British West Africa 1940 GVI One Penny Condition as per photos. Coll Sold to ViCr
British West Indies Regiment Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt tablet A brass cap badge to the British West Indies Regiment with 2 original loops to the reverse & maker' s tablet JR Gaunt London to the back of the crown. Worn circa 1915 - 1921. Some twisting to one lug otherwise in very good condition. Renfrew et al, Vol 1. No 38 refers. Coll
British West Indies Regiment Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt tablet A brass cap badge to the British West Indies Regiment with 2 original loops to the reverse & maker\' s tablet JR Gaunt London to the back of the crown. Worn circa 1915 - 1921. Some twisting to one lug otherwise in very good condition. Renfrew et al, Vol 1. No 38 refers. Comm DaMc (49)
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-.
Bronze Uppingham School Combined Cade Force (CCF) Bronze Cap Badge This is the 1970s to curent issue bronzed cap badge as worn by the School's CCF in the beret. Two original loops to the reverse and the "Uppingham" is an overlay. Not one of the 'owl faced' copies. In very good condition. Comm ErYa
Brunei Rebellion 1962 Opposition Party Supporters BAdge Pin Lapel - Parti Rakyat A rare small enamel lapel badge with original safety pin fitting and stamped '3890 C' o reverse. Some enamel damage to black enamel finish on the bottom half of the circle. Circa 20mm in diameter. Partai Rakyat (or Ra' atat) were the Brunei opposition party involved in organising the Brunei rebellion in 1962. the 2nd Gurkha Rifles were deployed in strength to assist during the emergency. See the following URL for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei_revolt DRW 53
BSAP Reserve Pair of Printed Cloth Slip On Epaulette Shoulder Titles A pair British South Africa Police printed epaulette slip on shoulder titles, not identical for a reasonable match. Comm BoHa (17)
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
Buckinghamshire Battalion (Ox and Bucks) Embroidered Black on Khaki Cloth Shoulder Title An early title. Some white bluetack to reverse. Removed from uniform. Rare. See also item 61741. Comm GrH
Buckinghamshire Battalion (Ox and Bucks) Embroidered Black on Khaki Cloth Shoulder Title An early title. Some white bluetack to reverse. Removed from uniform. Rare. Comm GrH
Buckinghamshire Battalion, Ox and Bucks LI, Officers Frosted Silver Cap Badge, King\'s Crown A simply stunning frosted silver plated cap badge, die cast, voided centre, two long silvered loops to the reverse. Never seen this in such amazing condition. Pre 1952. Comm StWi (223)
Buckinghamshire Regiment (TAVR) Royal Artillery Embroidered Red On Blue Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In unissued condition. Paste and traces of blue tack to the reverse. BoBD 5633 refers. Comm GrH Sold to Mr EB
Buckinghamshire Regiment Staybrite Anodised Aluminium AA Silver Coloured Cap Badge Buckinghamshire Regiment, scarce badge worn Swan - 1969-1971 only, Queen\'s Crown. Original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London Ltd. In very good condition. Comm LGJR
Buffs ( East Kent Regiment ) Boer War Period Foreign Service Helmet Cloth Pagri Badge A scarce embroidered Foreign Service Helmet pagri badge bearing the title " Buffs " in white on a felt scarlet diamond. In good used condition with no moth, damage or repairs. A194.2
Buffs ((Royal East Kent Regiment) Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title Post 1902 other ranks brass shoulder title with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Westlake No 744 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Matched and Facing Pair of Officers OSD Collar Badges A matched and facing pair with two original loops to the reverse. Die struck rather than die cast and Chuchill describes these as the smaller OSD pattern. Circa 3.3cms tall and 4cms wide. Neither dragons tail has been voided. Unusual. Churchill No 91 refers. Comm ErYa
Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Officers Silver Plated Cap Badge - Gaunt Die cast unmarked silver-plated full size cap badge with two long original silvered loops to the reverse (some bending) and maker stamped JR Gaunt London to reverse. In very good condition. BoHa (203)
Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) Blue on Buff Embroidered Shoulder Title - Italian Campaign A rare blue on buff embroidered shoulder title worn by the Buffs when servicing in Italy in WW2. In very good condition. Comm GrH
Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title In good condition with hessian backed. Comm RoHa (B3)
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
Bugler Proficiency Arm Badge No 1 dress gold bullion thread on dark green felt backing. In very good condition. Coll
Bullion Gold Thread Woven Commando Fighting Knife Arm Badge, Current Issue In unissued condition, No 1 / Mess Dress. Comm GM (EB)
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 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (RRF) but probably suitable for many other regiments. Unfortunately this is all that I have.
Bullion No 1 / Mess Dress Royal Tank Corps ( RTC ) Arm Badge Removed from uniform, an early issue, but has seen better days with damage to bullion edge on front diagonal of tank. Originally, of some quality. Coll
Bullion RTC / RTR No 1 Dress Silver Bullion Embroidered Tank Arm Badge Crew badge or Tank badge worn on the arm. Silver wire on black Melton for wear on No.1 dress and patrols. Ex Peter Payne Collection. In very good condition. Coll
Bullion RTC / RTR No 1 Dress Silver Bullion Embroidered Tank Arm Badge Crew badge or Tank badge worn on the arm. Silver wire on black Melton for wear on No.1 dress and patrols. Ex Peter Payne Collection. In very good condition. Coll
Bullion Silver Thread and Silks Rank Pip Star Large pattern at 3.3cms across with slight service wear otherwise in good condition. Scarce to find in silver bullion as opposed to gilt. Possibly also non military, such as worn by police officers. Comm ViCr
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 letters SSS interspaced between crossed Gurkha kukri knifes beneath a King\'s Crown. As is found with every genuine 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 (all genuine examples of this badge have a truncated final \"S\", including the one in Renfrew). A64.4
Burma - Southern Shan States (SSS) Military Police Cap Badge, 1904 - 1942 Cast white metal which has been silver plated with two original lugs to the reverse. The letters SSS interspaced between crossed Gurkha kukri knifes beneath a King\'s Crown. As is found with every genuine examples of this badge, the final \"S\" is truncated. Circa 3.2cm wide and 3.5cm tall. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 no 1037 refers (all genuine examples of this badge have a truncated final \"S\", including the one in Renfrew). See also See the Gurkha Museum Publication \"Insignia of Gurkha Units in India and Burma up to 1948\" (2016) p20. Comm GM (EB)
Burma Burmese - Burma Police Cast Brass Pagri Badge, post 1901 Large and weighty cast brass badge with voided king 's crown, circa 5.1cm tall and circa 5.9cm wide with original strong 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
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. See the later badge worn at item 60132 below. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1078 refers. B6.12 On hold for Bill
Burma Burmese - Tenasserim Battalion Officer \'s Cap Badge, 1920 - 1942 A heavy die cast white metal cap badge with two silver wire loops to the reverse. WW2 theatre made but finally cast appears to be unmarked silver. Circa 4.3cm tall. A Cinthe in circlet bearing the words Tenasserim Battalion above a scroll bearing the words " Primus in Burma ". Worn circa 1920 - 1942. Renfrew et al, Vol No 1, no 1079 refers. B6.11
Burma Burmese Rangoon Police (RP) Cast White Metal Cap Badge A scarce King's crown cap badge for the Rangoon Police, in what appears to have been cast in unmarked Indian Silver. In good condition with two original silvered loops to the reverse. Circa 3.5cms tall. I showed this item to a noted author of books on colonial badges and he confirmed it is Rangoon Police and bought a similar badge when actually in Rangoon. H50.93
Burma Burmese Rangoon Police Cast White Metal Cap Badge A locally made cast in white metal cap badge with two original tombstone style loops to the reverse. Circa 4.7cms in diameter. Scarce. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 2132 refers. Comm BoHa (163)
BW - The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Small 3rd Pattern Brass Shoulder Title This pattern worn from 1927. In good condition with two original hexagonal fixing loops to the reverse. Circa 2.5cms wide and 1.1cms tall. Comm BoHa (256b)
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 RSM WO1 William T 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 Regimental Sergeant Major / senior NCO. His MIC confirms entitlement to a 1914-15 trio but states he entered France Feb 1919, so something not quite right here (most probably his date of discharge). Also served with Labour Corps as CQMS(No 620013) and later WO CL1. A copy of his MIC will be supplied with the medal. Subsequent follow up confirms he embarked for France in November 1915 with the 17th (NER) Battalion and his army number should have been expressed as \"17-1048\", however for some reason this has been omitted. Coll.
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 / 21/ London One Piece Brass Shoulder Title - Surrey Army Cadets In good condition with three original loops to the reverse. Top loop looks like it has been refixed and is slightly bent over. Worn by Army Cadet Companies affiliated to the 21st County of London Regiment (1st Surrey Rifles). Westlake No 1549 refers. K42.1
C.I.V. City Imperial Volunteers Slouch Hat Badge on Gray Backing Cloth Brass Boer War slouch hat badge with two original loops and original (?) grey backing cloth. The letters " C.I.V. " as worn by volunteers corps members from the London area who volunteered and saw service in the Boer War. Also worn as a shoulder title. A194.7
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
Calcutta Light Horse (CLH) Officer\'s Gilt and Silver Plated Cap Badge Indian made, finely cast in two parts with original loops. Some light tarnishing to silver plate finish on star rays otherwise in very good condition and scarce. Circa 4.4cms tall. 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. 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. Comm AdSm Sold to Rory
Cambridge University OTC Large Pattern Brass Button, King\'s Crown Circa 24mm in diameter, floating shank, blank reverse. In very good condition. Post 1908. D10
Cambridgeshire Regiment ( Territorial Army ) Officer's Silver Bullion Cap Badge A stunning silver bullion officer's side cap badge, backing paper torn as it appears to been glued to a display card and removed. Worn until 1961. Rare. E13.3
Cambridgeshire Regiment ( Territorial Force ) Bi Metal Cap Badge with South Africa 1900-01 Scroll A scarce cap badge with the scroll part of main badge (not separately attached) with original slider to the reverse. A small touch of verdigris to front. Two expansion / braising holes to reverse visible on right hand side. The South Africa scroll was worn as a battle honour due to the volunteers of the 3rd Cambs VBs that fought in the Boer War with the Suffolk Regiment. K&K Vol 1 No 1816 (states this is officer's pattern, but only mentions it being found in silver plate and bronze). however consulting the BMBF and there is confirmation there of this being worn by other ranks from 1909 to 1914. See also the following URL: http://www.cambridgeshireregiment1914-18.co.uk/badges-and-insignia.html D13.17
Cambridgeshire Regiment ( Territorials ) Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Curved ends. In good condition with some glue spots and paper stuck to the reverse. D73.2
Cambridgeshire Regiment ( Territorials ) Woven White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Removed from uniform. In good condition with some paper stuck to the reverse.
Cambridgeshire Regiment (Territorial Force) Bi-Metal Cap Badge with South Africa 1900-01 Scroll A scarce cap badge with the scroll part of the main badge (not separately attached) with original slider to the reverse. Five sweat / expansion / braising holes to reverse visible on the reverse. The South Africa scroll was worn as a battle honour due to the volunteers of the 3rd Cambs VBs which fought in the Boer War attached to the Suffolk Regiment. K&K Vol 1 No 1816 (states this is officer's pattern, but only mentions it being found in silver plate and bronze). however consulting the BMBF and there is confirmation there of this being worn by other ranks from 1909 to 1914. See also the following URL: http://www.cambridgeshireregiment1914-18.co.uk/badges-and-insignia.html J14.2
Cambridgeshire Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge ( without the E ) The Cambridgeshire Regiment 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.. Sealed pattern 26th May 1916. K&K 1817 refers. Coll
Cambridgshire Regiment Bi-Metal 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
Cambs & Hunts ACF Embroidered White on Red Cloth Shoulder Title Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Army Cade Force. In good condition, part of black backing to reverse remains, exposing white hessian mesh beneath. D89.3
Cameron Bronze https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84827&highlight=Bronze+Cameron Q.O. Cameron Highlanders Officer's OSD badge A fine scarce post 1902 short lived large pattern die cast bronze Officer's collar badge . Also worn in glengarry. Two loops to the reverse . Makers tablet Firmin, London.VGC
Cameron Highlanders Chromed White Metal Glengarry Badge A die struck cap badge which as been chromed with two original electrical connector style loops to reverse. Circa 5.8 cms tall. Some scratches to front if saltire cross from service wear and minor twisting to loops otherwise in overall good condition. Comm SiSa
Cameron Highlanders Woven Tartan Cloth Regimental Arm Badge Designation Flash Some glue spots to reverse, folded for wear and appears to have been removed from uniform. In very good condition. Comm PaLi
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) NCOs / 2nd Battalion Pipers Silver Plated Glengarry Badge A large heavy and solid cast large Cameronians silver plated Glengarry Cap Badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 3 inches / 7.6cm wide. Gaylor confirms the sergeants and 2nd Battalion pipers wore a pattern 3 inches wide as opposed to 2.5 inches / 5.9cm wide as in the case of other ranks. The latter would have been die struck too. E31.13
Cameronians Matched Pair of Theatre Made Embroidered Black on Khaki Drill (KD) Shoulder Title Slip Ons The two regular battalions had become more close by WW2 but I understand that each still respectively referred to themselves as 'the Cameronians' (1st Bn - 26th Foot) and 'the Scottish Rifles' (2nd Bn - 90th Foot). This rivalry was so intense, the 2nd did not wear the title but the tartan patch. Both are in very good condition, a spot of glue to the reverse of each. The 1st Battalion, which had been in India at the start of the war and was initially commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Galloway, was deployed to Burma as part of the 1st Burma Brigade in the 39th Indian Division in 1942 and saw action in the Burma Campaign as Chindits. Rare. Comm BoHa (7)
Camerons Malaya ( The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders) Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title A theatre made shoulder title, Amber on Black. Some paste traces to reverse. No mothing and in good condition. Rare. 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). Coll.
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 - 136th ( Durham County ) CEF Overseas Battalion Pickled Bronze Die Cast Cap Badge - Reynolds Port Hope A large pickled bronze die cast badge with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Reynolds Port Hope. Circa 5.2cm tall. Babin E-136 refers. C29.5
Canada - 29th Waterloo Regiment Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt London Circular stamp A brass cap badge in very good condition with two original loops to the reverse and a circular disk to the reverse stamped JR Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London. King's crown, worn 1902 - 1915. Founded in 1886 as the 29th Waterloo Battalion of Infantry it went through several name changes including, in 1900, the 29th Waterloo Regiment and in 1915, the 29th Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada). It acquired the title ' The Highland Light Infantry of Canada ' in 1920. C29.6
Canada - Canadian 11th Brigade / Machine Gun Company (CMGC) Brass Shoulder Title A one piece brass shoulder title in two lines with two original connector style lugs to the reverse (slight bend to one). Maker marked \'Roden Bros Ltd Toronto 1920\'. In good condition, a few minor blemishes to front. Charlton p93 refers. Comm StWi (381) Sold to GM
Canada - Canadian 13th Brigade / Machine Gun Company (CMGC) Brass Shoulder Title A one piece brass shoulder title in two lines with two original connector style lugs to the reverse (slight bend to one). Maker marked \'Roden Bros Ltd Toronto 1920\'. In good condition, some light mottling to front. Charlton p93 refers. Comm StWi (382) Sold to GM
Canada - Canadian 2nd Brigade / Machine Gun Company (CMGC) Brass Shoulder Title A one piece brass shoulder title in two lines with two original connector style lugs to the reverse (slight bend to one). Maker marked 'Roden Bros Ltd Toronto 1920'. Some mottling to brass finish otherwise in very good condition. Some different numbered brigade shoulder titles available, drop me an email if of interest. Scarce. Charlton p93 refers, but a 2nd Brigade title is not listed by him. Comm StWi (378)
Canada - Canadian 3rd Brigade / Machine Gun Company (CMGC) Brass Shoulder Title A one piece brass shoulder title in two lines with two original connector style lugs to the reverse (slight bend to one). Maker marked \'Roden Bros Ltd Toronto 1920\'. In very good condition, some minor damage to one loop but still fully functional. Charlton p93 refers. Comm StWi (379) Sold to GM
Canada - Canadian 4th Brigade / Machine Gun Company (CMGC) Brass Shoulder Title A one piece brass shoulder title in two lines with two original connector style lugs to the reverse (slight bend to one). Maker marked \'Roden Bros Ltd Toronto 1920\'. In very good condition, a few minor marks to front. Charlton p93 refers. Comm StWi (380) Sold to GM
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 - Canadian Machine Gun Company (CMGC) Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Worn circa 1917 - 1920. Please note I am unable to post this item overseas at the moment. Comm StWi (384)
Canada - Canadian Victorian QVC Boer War Large General Service Slouch Hat Cap Badge A large die struck in browning copper with a gilt finish, unmarked, very crisp detail, two original n-s connector style flat loops, circa 6.4cms wide (to top right corner) and 6.5 cms tall . Stain to central letter A in Canada otherwise in very good condition and complete with turned-up maple leaf stem (So the owner was not a Mason! (see thread to unravel this statement!)). Scarce. This is the Type 2 badge in the following categorisation: https://www.angloboerwar.com/forum/21-uniforms-badges-and-equipment/24893-canadian-boer-war-cap-badges?start=0 Coll
Canada - Inter Wars Canadian 1st Pattern The Lorne Rifles Glengarry Badge A large and impressive die struck white metal (looks silver plated) glengarry badge with two original copper loops and cotter pin. Circa 7.7cms tall. Sharp detail with no damage. Worn 1931 - 1936 only. Simply gorgeous and Rare. Bloomer \"Scottish Regimental Badges 1793 - 1971\" No 400 refers. Comm DaMc (294)
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 - QVC Royal Canadian Regiment Other Rank\'s Bi-Metal Cap Badge Two piece brass and nickel silver construction. Original loops to reverse. Good condition. This pattern 1894 - 1904 only. Guelphic crown. See my item 56256 for the QEII issue. Comm DaMc (284)
Canada - RCHA - The Royal Canadian Horse Artillery – Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Full length title, not yet cut down in unissued condition. Comm PaLi
Canada - The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Canadian Brass Cap Badge - Scully In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Embossed on reverse W Scully Montreal. King\'s crown. Comm DaSm
Canada - Toronto Public School Cadets Brass Cap Badge A rare pre WW1 Toronto Public School Cadet Corps gilt brass glengarry cap badge, circa 5.5cm tall. This is the second type with the tree and beaver to the centre (the first type carried the portrait head of Queen Victoria to the centre). Two original loops to the reverse. Some polishing / loss of detail to central device and the word \"Perseverance\" otherwise in very good condition. A rare badge. Mazeas CD 20 refers. Comm BoHa (70)
Canada - Victoria and Haliburton Cap Badge - Scully A beautifully designed die struck badge with two original loops to the reverse. Maker marked Wm Scully Ltd, Montreal. As worn from the early 1920s. In very good condition and an item of real quality. Mazeas p32 M73 refers. Comm BoHa (399)
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. Coll.
Canada COTC Loyola College (Montreal) Cap Badge A die stamped bronze cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. As worn post 1935. Comm DaSm
Canada WW1 - 100th CEF Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) Matched Pair of Bronze Collar Badges - Dingwall Winnipeg A lovely matched pair of an officers bronze die cast collar badges with four original blades / tabs to the reverse of each. Good colour match and maker marked, one embossed clearly Dingwall, Winnipeg, the other very faintly stamped with the same but you have to look really hard to see it. As usual it is recommended that one does not play with the blades as they can become brittle with age. They are a good colour match, my flash has given the impression otherwise. Higher postage costs reflects my need to box these to ship them as I cannot use the usual large letter jiffy. F14.16
Canada WW1 - 32nd CEF Battalion (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) Bronze Cap Badge In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. In mint condition with no wear to detail and minor twisting to lugs. F23.14
Canada WW1 - 40th (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Battalion CEF Collar Badge - Inglis Pickled brass collar badge with two original long loops to the reverse. Maker marked R J Inglis Limited. Touch of verdigris to front otherwise in good condition. Circa 3.2cms tall. The 40th Battalion was authorized on 1 January 1915 and embarked for Britain on 18 October 1915. The battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 4 January 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 26th Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917. Coll
Canada WW1 - 90th CEF Infantry Battalion Winnipeg Rifles \"2\" (The Little Black Devils) Bap Badge - Hicks & Son Die struck bronzed / browned copper finish with two original loops to the reverse. Small oval maker\'s tablet to reverse Hicks & Son London. Some bending to one lug otherwise in very good condition. Charlton p139 refers. Comm BoHa (254)
Canada WW1 172nd CEF Battalion (British Columbia) The Rocky Mountain Rangers Sterling Silver and Enamel Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge - TLM A really attractive and scarce sweetheart of some quality with enamel in good condition and original pin fittings. stamped Sterling and maker marked TLM (Miller). Fabulous. Based in Kamloops, British Columbia, the unit began recruiting during the winter of 1915/16 in Kamloops and district. Comm BoHa (262)
Canadian - 48th Highlanders of Canada Printed Cloth Cloth, Red on Blue In un-issued condition. Scarce. Coll
Canadian 106th Winnipeg Light Infantry Bronze Collar Badge Die struck in bronze, in very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. F14.29
Canadian 106th Winnipeg Light Infantry Matched Facing Pair of Collar Badges A pair of facing and matched die cast collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. In excellent condition. Pre WW1 Militia. F14.19 Sold to Mr EB
Canadian 12th York Rangers Copper Brass Cap Badge - Ellis In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Marker mark embossed to the reverse of the X as P W. Ellis & Co 19... (cannot make out the final two numbers, but recorded as either 1915 or 1916). Circa 5.1cm tall. Some evidence of service wear otherwise in good condition. A pre WW1 Militia badge. F14.13
Canadian 23rd Armoured Regiment ( Halifax Rifles ) Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with the typical 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). Coll
Canadian 27th Light Horse ( Saskatchewan Militia) Copper Collar Badge A die struck copper left facing collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. Some verdigris to reverse otherwise in very good condition. A pre WW1 Militia unit. F14.30 Sold to Mr EB
Canadian 29th Waterloo Regiment Bronze Collar Badge A die struck bronze metal collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. A die flaw to top left arm of crown and some slight twisting to lugs otherwise in good condition. Pre WW1 Militia. F14.32 Sold to Mr EB
Canadian 29th Waterloo Regiment Bronzed Cap Badge - Gaunt In mint condition with two original loops to the reverse and with central disc with makers details JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London. Circa 4.5m tall. Pre WW1 Militia. F14.12
Canadian 40th Northumberland Regiment Pair of Matched Collar Badges A matched die struck pair of gilding metal collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. In excellent condition. Pre WW1 Militia. F14.20 Sold to Mr EB
Canadian 45th Victoria Regiment Bi-metal Collar Badge - Gaunt Montreal A die struck bi-metal collar badge in very good condition with two original loops to the reverse and a JR Gaunt Montreal maker\'s mark tablet to the reverse. A small trace of verdigris to front. F14.24
Canadian 48th Highlanders Silver Plated Glengarry Cap Badge - Ellis A large die struck glengarry cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Silver plated and highlights polished through to the brass below to show off the detail. Circa 6cm tall. Maker mark embossed to reverse Ellis Bros. In very good condition. F14.21
Canadian 59th Stormont & Glengarry Battalion of Infantry Militia Bronze Collar Badge Die cast with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Roman numerals for 59 on a spray of Scottish thistles. Pre WW1. The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders originated in Cornwall, Ontario, on 3 July 1868, as the 59th "Stormont and Glengarry Battalion of Infantry". It was redesignated as the 59th "Stormont" Battalion of Infantry on 22 June 1883; as the 59th Stormont and Glengarry Battalion of Infantry on 23 March 1888; and as the 59th Stormont and Glengarry Regiment on 8 May 1900. Following the Great War it was redesignated as The Stormont and Glengarry Regiment on 12 March 1920; as The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on 15 February 1922; as the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on 7 November 1940; as The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on 24 May 1946; and as The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders (Machine Gun) on 1 September 1954 before returning to its designation as the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on 1 August 1959 F23.7
Canadian 82nd Abegweit Light Infantry Matched Pair of Gilding Metal Collar Badges A matched pair of die struck collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. One rifle as a part of its tip missing otherwise in very good condition. Pre WW1 Militia. F14.17
Canadian 93rd Cumberland Regiment Bronze Collar Badge A die struck bronze metal collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. Some slight twisting to lugs very good condition. Pre WW1 Militia. F14.26
Canadian Army - C Force HK - Hong King Survivors Formation Sign Patch Woven cloth formation sign with hessian backing, Slight moth graze, but not holed. Issued to Canadian troops in 1945. There is quite a story behind this patch, which was effectively issued to those who survived being taken Prisoner of War by the Japanese. Canadian soldiers who served in Hong Kong wore no special formation patch, but when the survivors were released from captivity, they were given the special HK badge on sale here to wear on their homecoming uniforms. The Battle of Hong Kong (8–25 December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II. On the same morning as the attack on Pearl Harbor, forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the British Crown colony of Hong Kong. The attack was in violation of international law as Japan had not declared war against the British Empire. The Japanese attack was met with stiff resistance from the Hong Kong garrison, composed of local troops as well as British, Canadian and Indian units. "C" Force was the Canadian military contingent involved in the Battle of Hong Kong, in December 1941. Members of the force were the first Canadian soldiers to see action in World War II. In Autumn 1941, the British government accepted the Canadian Government's offer to send two infantry battalions (1,975 personnel) to reinforce the Hong Kong garrison. The force departed North America on 27 October and arrived 16 November. They did not have their full equipment: a ship carrying all their vehicles was diverted to Manila when war began. The soldiers were still undergoing training and acclimatisation. The major Canadian units involved in the defence of Hong Kong were the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada. The Canadians were initially positioned on the south side of the Island to counter any amphibious landing. Ironically this would mean that when the Japanese invaded the island they were the units called upon to counterattack. In the subsequent fight for Hong Kong island, the Canadians lost 290 personnel of which 130 were from the Grenadiers. The remaining Canadian soldiers surrendered to the Japanese on Christmas Day. After the surrender, 267 more perished during long years of harsh captivity. A156.2
Canadian Army Eigth Princess Louises New Brunswick Hussars Large Brass Button Back stamped J R Gaunt & Sons Ltd Montreal, but made in England. Fixed shank and 25mm in diameter. Coll
Canadian Canada Militia Other Ranks 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 CEF 245th Battalion (Montreal Grenadiers) Recruiting Pin Badge - Sterling Silver, Birks A stunning recruitment award for when it was proving harder and harder to find men to join the hundreds of battalions that formed the CEF. Maker marked 'Birks' and stamped Sterling to the reverse. Circa 3.4 cms tall. Original pin and clasp. In very good condition. A circlet with the words "I secured a recruit for this battalion". The number 245th to centre and a small version of this battalion's cap badge (The Montreal Grenadiers) to the top. Rare. Comm BoHa (90)
Canadian First Mounted Rifles Bronze Collar Badge In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. F14.27
Canadian Forces Clerks / Clerical Trades (Group 2) Proficiency Embroidered Cloth Badge - White on khaki - Crossed Quills / Feathers Crossed feather quills above a laurel wreath. Slight pull to one of the threads, otherwise with no damage or moth. Circa 4.2cm in diameter. This is a Canadian trade badge for Clerical Trades (Group 2). This pattern was used from about 1956 until the introduction of the Canadian Forces (CF) Combined Services uniform in 1968. They were subsequently reintroduced later in a slightly different pattern (no longer khaki) for the CF Dress uniform and also the Garrison Dress uniform. Many thanks to Doug for providing the above identification. Coll.
Canadian General / Universal Pattern Officers Fire Gilt Cap Badge - Blades Die cast and fire gilt finish with two original blades. King\'s Crown above the scroll \"Canada\". Circa 5cms tall. Magnificent. Comm DaSm
Canadian Militia - 44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment Gilt Metal Cap Badge An early gilt metal cap badge with two lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm tall. Use of silver solder possibly suggesting this has been relogged at some time otherwise in very good condition. The Lincoln and Welland Regiment originated in Clifton, Ontario, on 16 November 1866 as the 44th "Welland" Battalion of Infantry. It was redesignated as the 44th Lincoln and Welland Battalion of Infantry on 1 October 1897; as the 44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment on 8 May 1900; and following the Great War as The Lincoln and Welland Regiment on 1 May 1920. F23.15
Canadian Militia - 20th Lorne (Scots) Rifles Collar Badge Not the best example with a grainy finish from the die, two original loops to the reverse. Lineage: It was redesignated the 20th "Halton" Battalion of Rifles on 12 January 1872, as the 20th Halton Battalion "Lorne Rifles" on 11 November 1881, as the 20th Halton Regiment "Lorne Rifles" on 8 May 1900, as the 20th Regiment, Halton Rifles on 1 December 1909, as The Halton Rifles on 1 May 1920. F23.9 Sold to Mr EB
Canadian Militia - 37th ( Haldimand) Battalion of Rifles Collar Badge - Scully A die struck white metal collar badge with two original loops to the reverse. Maker marked W. Scully Montreal. In very good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall. King\'s crown. The 114th Battalion (Brock\'s Rangers) was the continuation of the 37th Battalion for the Great War as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After the war, the 114th was demobilised and the 37th re-activated. It was later merged with the 38th Battalion (Dufferin Rifles) of Brantford. E15.29 Sold to Mr EB
Canadian Militia - 3rd Regiment Victoria Rifles of Canada (Montreal) Officers Unmarked Silver Cap Badge, QVC Crown A large rare solid and heavy die cast darkened silver plated officers cap badge with crowned Maltese cross, large QVC crown, pre 1901. Circa 7cms tall. original stout pin and C clasp, reverse engraved attractively with the units ID \"VRC\" (Victorian Rifles of Canada). Some light polishing to centre bugle and minor service wear otherwise in very good condition. A real stunner. Rare. On 10th January,1862, the Regiment was officially enrolled as a militia unit in response to the strain that was brought on by the American civil war. During the Fenian raids, the Victoria Rifles participated in the Campobello fiasco in Cornwall with other regiments like the Royal Scots. In 1866 several companies from the Victoria Rifles were sent to reinforce defences in St-Jean, Lachine and Cornwall. The Victoria Rifles also participated in the Boer War, as part of the second Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Between 1885 and 1902, The Rifles had sometimes been called upon to help quell civil disruptions in Montreal and Valleyfield. Details of the Regiment were placed on active service in August 1914 for local protection duties. The 24th Battalion, which was authorized in November 1914 as the 24th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, embarked for Great Britain in May 1915. It disembarked in France in September 1915, where it fought as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. They also perpetuated the 60th Battalion (1915) and the 244th (1917). See the following entry for identification: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/canadian_pre_1914_badges/infantry_1/pb82.htm See item below for the post 1901 other ranks cap badge. Comm DaSm
Canadian Militia - 3rd Regiment Victoria Rifles of Canada (Montreal) Other Ranks Blackened Copper Cap Badge A large good scarce die-stamped blackened copper crowned Maltese cross (KRRC pattern in style) issue on two original loops (east - west). King\'s Crown. Circa 1901 - 1914. Circa 6.3cms tall. Slight wear to black finish on highpoints otherwise in very good condition. On 10th January,1862, the Regiment was officially enrolled as a militia unit in response to the strain that was brought on by the American civil war. During the Fenian raids, the Victoria Rifles participated in the Campobello fiasco in Cornwall with other regiments like the Royal Scots. In 1866 several companies from the Victoria Rifles were sent to reinforce defences in St-Jean, Lachine and Cornwall. The Victoria Rifles also participated in the Boer War, as part of the second Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Between 1885 and 1902, The Rifles had sometimes been called upon to help quell civil disruptions in Montreal and Valleyfield. Details of the Regiment were placed on active service in August 1914 for local protection duties. The 24th Battalion, which was authorized in November 1914 as the 24th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, embarked for Great Britain in May 1915. It disembarked in France in September 1915, where it fought as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. They also perpetuated the 60th Battalion (1915) and the 244th (1917). See the following entry for identification: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/canadian_pre_1914_badges/infantry_1/pb82.htm Comm DaSm
Canadian Militia - 50th Battalion (The Gordon Highlanders of Canada) White Metal Glengarry Badge A die struck white metal example with two original loops, but these have both been split open on the apex of each one, not quite sure why but still functional and otherwise in good condition. Sold as seen, no returns on this item. Worn 1913 - 1920 only. The 50th Gordon Highlanders were a pre-1914 militia unit formed in Victoria British Columbia (Sir Arthur Currie helped raise the regiment in 1913). The 50th Regiment contributed volunteers to the 7th Bn and the 16th Canadian Scottish Bn, among others at the outbreak of the war. The 50th was amalgamated with the 88th Regiment, (Victoria Fusiliers) to form the Canadian Scottish in 1920. The Canadian Scottish perpetuated the 16th Bn Canadian Scottish of the CEF. When the 16th Canadian Scottish was formed in 1914, it had companies from various Canadian Scottish militia regiments. No 1 Coy was the 50th Gordon\'s, No 2 Coy, 72nd Seaforths, No 3 Coy, 79th Cameron Highlanders (Winnipeg) and No 4 Coy, 91st Highlanders from Hamilton. Evidences indicates that the battalion proceeded overseas with the parent unit insignia. The 50th Gordons also raised and sent a large draft overseas during WW1. They were badged to the regiment. Bloomer \"Scottish Regimental Badges 1793 - 1971\" No 444 / Maz. MM-158, EF, (1913) Comm DaMc (285)
Canadian Militia - 96th Lake Superior Regiment Cap Badge - Hicks A superb large chocolate brown die struck cap badge with two original loops to the reverse with makers disc Hicks & Sons London to the reverse. The unit was given this title in 1905 and dropped the 96th in 1920. They were mobilised in August 1914 for local protective duty. Comm BoHa (51)
Canadian Militia 101st Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers) Brass Collar Badge, Circa 1909 - 1914 An interesting design incorporating the number 101 flanked by a couple of bears. In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Comm StWi (317) Sold to Mr EB
Canadian Militia 1900 Cabinet Photo - 10 year old Bugler of the 40th Northumberland Regiment (Ontario) A super large cabinet original photographic image mounted on card of a young boy in military uniform. Annotated on reverse 'Lt (sic) Garritt Birdsall (aged 10 1/2 Years (he looks old for his age!) Bugler for No 5 Co 40th Regiment 1900'. The photographer's details are given on the front as 'Richmond' Campbellford, Ont. Minor corner wear to backng but the image itself is in very good condition. I can find no attestation papers for him in 1914, by which time he would have been 24/25 in age. The 'Lt' in front of his name suggests he was later an officer. Any information welcome. The Midland Regiment originated in Cobourg, Ontario on 5 October 1866, when the '40th "Northumberland Battalion of Infantry"' was authorized to be formed. It was redesignated: '40th Northumberland Regiment' on 8 May 1900; 'The Northumberland (Ontario) Regiment' on 12 March 1920; and 'The Northumberland Regiment' on 15 May 1924. On 15 December 1936, it was amalgamated with 'The Durham Regiment' and redesignated 'The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)'. It was redesignated: '2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)' on 7 November 1940; 'The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)' on 1 June 1945; and 'The Midland Regiment' on 1 April 1946. On 1 September 1954, it was amalgamated with the '9th Anti-Tank Regiment (Self Propelled), RCA', '34th Anti-Tank Battery (Self Propelled), RCA' and 'The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment'. Comm SiSa
Canadian Militia 32nd Bruce Infantry Regiment Gilding Metal Collar Badge In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Pre 1914. F14.31
Canadian Militia 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada Other Ranks Overseas Glengarry Badge A good scarce die stamped white metal example, unusually for an early Canadian badge, fitted with a slider this is not a replacement for any previously fitted loops). Brooker illustrates this badge with the same slider - see his item 543-11-110 and attributes its manufacture to McDougall\'s. The lower ribbon / scroll reads \'Ullamh\' (\'Ready\'). On 1 February 1910 the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada came into existence. This, Western Canada\'s first highland regiment, was the result of persistent efforts by Winnipeg\'s Scottish community. The Regiment\'s first honorary Colonel was Lord Strathcona (Sir Donald A. Smith) GCMG, GCVO. His ties to the military and Scottish community of Winnipeg were extensive. After extensive investment and three years of subsequent military training, by the start of WWI, they were, as their motto declares - Ready!. Mazeas MM.224. C Brooker (see final photo for comparison of this item with the item illustrated). Comm StWi (362)
Canadian Militia 84th St Hyacinthe Regiment Officers Gilt Collar Badge - Scully Montreal A die cast gilt collar badge in good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Some verdigris staining to left front. Pre 1914. F14.28
Canadian Militia 98th Regiment (Kenora Light Infantry) Brass Cap / Collar Badge In good condition with two original loops (some bending). Circa 3.9cms tall. Worn Circa 1910. Comm StWi (320)
Canadian Militia 9th Regiment Pair of White Metal Collar Badges, circa 1900 - 1920 In good condition with two original loops to the reverse of each (some bending). The motto force a superbe mercy a foible belongs to the Quebec Voltigeurs. Les Voltigeurs de Québec originated in Quebec City, Quebec on 7 March 1862 as The 9th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles, Canada (or \"\'Voltigeurs of Quebec\'\"). It was redesignated the 9th Regiment Voltigeurs de Québec on 8 May 1900, and, following the Great War, Les Voltigeurs de Québec on 29 March 1920. Comm StWi (318)
Canadian Militia Officers 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. Coll Sold to Mr EB
Canadian Militia The 7th Regiment (Fusiliers) Copper Collar badge, 1906-1914 In very good condition with two original loops to reverse. Same design as cap badge but smaller at circa 3.2cms tall. Comm StWi (319)
Canadian Royal 22nd Regiment Set of Brass Shoulder Titles for the 3 Battalions A nice set of small pattern brass shoulder titles to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions. Two original loops to the reverse of each and maker marked Scully Ltd. In very good condition. G109.8
Canadian Staff Officers (Brigadiers and Colonels) Large Pattern Gilt Button, George VI Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Wm. Scully Ltd, Montreal (Canada). Stunning condition. Ripley No 4 refers.
Canadian Toronto Scottish Other Ranks White Metal Glengarry Cap Badge - Scully Canada\'s Toronto Scottish die struck cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Maker marked Scully Ltd Montreal to the reverse of one of the arms of the cross. Comm DaSm
Capstan Navy Cut Tobacco Ships capstan plastic advertising Key Ring - very collectable 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. Coll.
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's set of gilding metal rank pips, large pattern Matching set for one shoulder, very good condition with sharp detail.
Captains Rank KD Slip on Epaulette Khaki Drill Shirt Sleeve Order Slip-on with No 1 Dress rank pips stars, fire gilt and enamel for the rank of Captain. In very good condition.
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.
Catterick District / Garrison Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Shoulder Sign Flash Patch Designation Arm Badge In good condition, removed from uniform with some traces of glue to the reverse. K10.1
CAV - Ceylon Artillery Volunteers White Metal Shoulder Title In good condition with two original small brass fixing loops to the reverse. Worn in white metal until 1939 and brass thereafter. Renfrew et al Vol 2 no 2144 refers (but this one white metal not brass). Comm VSR
CAV - Scottish Caithness Artillery Volunteers White Metal Shoulder Title - Gaunt In good condition with two original hex fixings and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Some light staining to reverse otherwise in very good condition. Circa 1880 - 1908. Scarce. (Also worn by the Ceylon Artillery Volunteers un white metal until 1939, brass thereafter). Westlake No 670 refers. Comm DaMc (360)
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Mounted Rifles Officer\'s Martingale Badge Horse Furniture Badge A large and impressive die struck white metal example, a thick well made example of two part construction with three original blades to the reverse (for fitting through a leather horse\'s chest martingale). Retailer\'s tablet to reverse \"Hobson & Sons / 13 & 5 / Lexington St / London W.\" Circa 65mm in diameter. In very good condition with a couple of slight edge bruises to rim, not discernable from the front. Gorgeous and would make a great centre piece to a display of Ceylonese / Sri Lankan badges. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1120 refers. Comm AdSm
Ceylon Armoured Corps Bi-Metal Cap Badge A gilding metal badge with white metal overlays, with two original loops to the reverse. Sharp detail and in very good condition. The badge depicts their association with the Queen's Dragoon Guards. Worn 1958 - 1972. Scarce. With formation of the Ceylon Army, a cavalry arm was considered and to this end the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron was established on October 10, 1955 under the command of Major (later General) D. S. Attygalle, LVO who would go on to become the commander of the Sri Lankan Army. With its expansion to a formation reconnaissance regiment in 1958, thus becoming the Ceylon Armoured Corps and the first armoured unit of the Ceylon Army. The 1st Reconnaissance Regiment became allied to and inherited the traditions of the Queen's Dragoons Guards of the British Army. The regimental headquarters was moved from Echelon Barracks to Rock House Army Camp in Colombo in 1957, which it still occupies. The CAC was deployed on several occasions in the 1950s and 1960s on flood relief and internal security operations. It was deployed for combat operations during the 1971 Insurrection against the JVP first in Kurunegala and thereafter in Anuradhapura. When Sri Lanka became a republic in 1972, the CAC became the Sri Lanka Armoured Corps. E15.23
Ceylon Defence Force Staff Brass Cap Badge, Kings Crown A small die stamped brass badge on its original slider. In very good condition. Rare. The Ceylon Defence Force replaced the Ceylon Volunteer Force in 1910 until independence in 1949. Now known as Sri Lanka. Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1119 & Cox No 1016 refer. Comm ADSM
Ceylon Light Infantry (CLI) Officers Hallmarked Silver Collar / Field Service Cap Badge 1918 Left facing and fitted with pin and clasp, possibly for wear on the field service cap (faces the correct way) as well as collar badge. Never appears to have been fitted with lugs. Makers mark \'TBW\' and Birmingham Assaye marks for 1918 (date letter t). Circa 3.7cms tall. Note without the \'ich\' \'dien\' on the scrolls. Scarce. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1096 (but hallmarked 1924). Coll
Ceylon Light Infantry (CLI) Officers Pair of Silver Collar Badges A scarce pair of silver die cast collar badges of the CLI with two original silver loops to the reverse of each (slightly different shape, the hallmarked one possibly also for wear the Field Service / Side Cap). Circa 2.5cms tall. Makers mark for what looks like G&S Co Ltd and Birmingham assay marks for date letter J (1933) on one. Clearly a pair, but it is often found that only one is hallmarked. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 2151 refers (but in silver). K32
Ceylon Light Infantry (CLI) White Metal Collar Badge with Pagri Slider Fitting A scarce collar badge of the CLI with an original small slider to reverse, presumably for wear in the sun helmet pagri band or field service cap - no signs of lugs ever having been fitted. Circa 2.6cm tall (excluding slider). Worn circa 1881 - 1949. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 2151 refers. G55.3(2) Sold to Mr EB
Ceylon Light Infantry Other Ranks Facing and Matched White Metal Collar Badges A neat little pair, facing and matched, with original loops. In very good condition. Circa 1900. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1100 & 1101 refer (but the centres of each are unvoided) Coll
Ceylon Light Infantry Other Ranks Sun Helmet / Field Service Cap White Metal Badge A scarce collar badge of the CLI with an original small slider to reverse, presumably for wear in the sun helmet pagri band or field service cap - no signs of lugs ever having been fitted. Circa 2.6cm tall (excluding slider). Worn circa 1881 - 1949. Came on a red felt triangle. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 2151 refers. Comm DaSm
Ceylon Mounted Rifles White Metal Shoulder Title UK made white metal one piece shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn circa 1906 - 1938. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1125 refers. Comm SiSa (10)
Ceylon Mounted Rifles White Metal Shoulder Title UK made white metal one piece shoulder title with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn circa 1906 - 1938. Renfew et al Vol 1 No 1125 refers. Comm TeMo
Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps Blackened Brass Collar Badge Smaller than the cap badge (see final photo for comparison) at circa 2.3cm tall and 2.6cm wide, with two original loops to the reverse (some twisting to left leaf but does not detract). Worn in non-facing pairs, circa 1881 - 1947. Renfrew et al, Vol 2 Nos 2140/2141 refer. See 62776 for the cap badge. Comm TeMo
Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps Cast Blackened Brass Cap Badge A locally made cap badge in cast brass with two original loops to the reverse. Black paint worn off on highpoints to accentuate the detail. Some service wear otherwise in good condition. As worn 1881-1947. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1111 refers. Coll.
Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps Cast Blackened Brass Cap Badge A cast blackened brass cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. In good condition. As worn 1881-1947. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1111 refers. Comm TeMo Sold to Mr EB
Channel Islands - Royal Alderney Militia - Cadet Force Officer\'s Bi-Metal Cap Badge, QEII Crown The Lion from the Arms of Alderney to the centre of a crowned strap bearing the title upon a multi-rayed star with two original loops to the reverse. An impressively well made badge in excellent condition. K33
Channel Islands - Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia Gilding Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) With all four original staple loops, in superb condition (has been lacquered). Worn 1881 - 1914 on the Helmet Plate Centre and on the Glengarry until 1895. K&K Vol 1 No 355 and 419 refer. Comm AdSm
Channel Islands - Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Militia Regiment 2 Part Brass Shoulder Title This brass shoulder title was worn by Other Ranks of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry after 1902 with a separate bugle above (worn facing). Some signs of service wear but in good overall condition with all original loops present and correct. Also worn with a separate RA and RE above for those arms of the Island\'s militia forces. Westlake No 1819 refers. Comm AdSm
Channel Islands - Royal Guernsey Militia Other Ranks Brass Cap Badge, King\'s Crown A rare die struck brass cap badge with original slider to reverse. These badges were worn from circa 1925 and were privately funded after 1932 when the British Government withdrew its funding. Regiment was \'suspended\' in 1940. In good condition, nicely rounded and with slight polishing to detail from service use. Rare. Comm AdSm
Cheshire ( Earl of Chesters ) Yeomanry Matched Pair of Woven Red on Yellow Cloth Shoulder Titles A matched pair in good bright condition, hessian backed, and with no damage. Some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
Cheshire (Earl of Chesters) Yeomanry Gilding Metal Cap Badge A stunning die struck gilding brass metal cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Scroll below " Cheshire ( Earl of Chester 's ) Yeomanry". Sharp detail. This unit was 8th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1803. K&K Vol 1 No 1419 refers. C29.17
Cheshire Constabulary White Metal Cap Badge, King’s Crown A white metal chromed example with original slider, King\'s crown so pre 1952.
Cheshire Regiment Bandsmans / Drummers Shoulder Belt / Pouch Badge An excellent pouch badge, with two loops. Post 1881 until amalgamation, found voided and unvoided, this one being the former. A large badge at 6.5cms tall. Two original loops. Sharp detail. The central device bearing the 22 in commutation of its pre 1881 status as the 22nd Regiment of Foot. Comm RoHa (B3)
Cheshire Regiment Gilt Senior NCOs Collar Badge A scarce single gilt brass version of the other ranks collar badge as worn from 1898 - 1922. Churchill confirms that the gilt version was worn by Warrant Officers. Churchill No 618 refers. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Militia / Volunteer Battalion Collar Badge Die struck in white metal with two brass loops soldered to the reverse. Does not appear to have been cut down from the glengarry circlet. Possibly also worn on the field service cap but Churchill is convinced they were worn as collar badges when in white metal by either the Militia and / or Volunteer Battalions pre 1908. The final photo shows another example on the right which has a larger coronet than the pattern for sale here. If that is also of interest, please email me. Churchill No 635 refers. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Officer's Large Gilt Button ( 22nd Foot ) In stunning condition, scarce maker, Herbert & Co, Bedford Street, London, fixed shank. Circa 25mm in diameter. Ripley No 236 refers. D33.3
Cheshire Regiment Officers Bullion Embroidered Cloth Beret Badge Removed from beret, in silver gold and green thread cloth with black felt backing. In good condition. The final photo shows this item compared to the metal version of this officers' badge, but the latter is listed for sale elsewhere as item 63923. Comm RoHa (B3)
Cheshire Regiment Officers Field Service Cap Star Badge Post 1922 Officers small size silver plated / gilt and enamel cap badge with two long loops. An acorn with leaves on a ground of green enamel to the centre of a circlet bearing the title, upon a multi-rayed hob-nail star. Very slight twist to one lug otherwise in superb condition. Comm RoHa (B3)
Cheshire Regiment Officers Field Service Cap Star Badge Post 1922 Officers small size silver plated / gilt and enamel cap badge with two long loops. An acorn with leaves on a ground of green enamel to the centre of a circlet bearing the title, upon a multi-rayed hob-nail star. Very slight twist to one lug otherwise in superb condition. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Officers Matched Pair of Brass Shoulder Titles A scarce small pattern pair as worn by officers only. Circa 4.3cms wide and 1cms tall. Both in good condition and matching, with original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Westlake No 956 refers (but not anodised) Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge Die Cast and of two-part construction with two original blades to the reverse. Un-voided centre variety. In very good condition. This pattern as worn from1922. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Officers OSD Bronze Collar Badge A single die cast bronze metal collar badge to an officer of The Cheshire Regiment. With two original loops to the reverse, squeezed and slight bending but still functional and otherwise in very good condition. Post 1922 pattern. Good colour. Churchill No 625 refers but in bronze. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Pair of Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Titles A pair of titles, not an exact match but close, in good condition. Both with original hexagonal fixings. Circa 5.1cm wide and 1.1cm tall. Westlake No 954 refers. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Pair of Other Ranks Facing Collar Badges A facing but not quite matching pair of other ranks gilding metal collar badges with two original lugs to the reverse of each. Some light polishing to the highpoints. Correctly worn with stem of acorn facing inwards towards on the collar. Slight colour variation but otherwise a reasonable match from the front. As worn from 1898 - 1922. Churchill no 618 refers. Comm VSR
Cheshire Regiment Theatre Made Cast Bi-Metal Cap Badge - G Karenjee & Sons, Aligarh, India These badges were allegedly made in 1933 for the 1st Battalion, stationed at various locations in India from 1922 until 1938. Some twisting to slider which is maker marked ‘GK & S. A.’ In good overall condition and scarce. Coll
Cheshire Regiment Volunteer Battalion White Metal Facing Pair of Collar Badges A closely matched (but not exact) facing pair, die struck in white metal with two original dark toned loops to the reverse of each. As worn from 1887. In very good condition. Scarce. Churchill No 631 refers. Comm VSR
Cheshire Rifle Volunteers Large and Medium Pattern White Metal Buttons A pair of other ranks white metal buttons, the larger is circa 24mm in diameter and the medium pattern one is circa 17mm in diameter. Both with shanks, the one on the larger one slightly bent over and maker marked Cross & Morgan. Comm FB
Cheshire Rifle Volunteers Large Pattern White Metal Button Circa 24mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked E.Stillwell & Son, London. Damage to back edge of button and polishing to the wheat sheaf bundle to the front. Condition reflected in price. Comm DaSm
Cheshire Yeomanry (Earl of Chester\'s) Large Pattern Flat White Metal Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Buttons Limited. This is a flat button with an incised design, looks to have been silver plated and is in very good condition. Ripley & Darmanin fig 17 refers.
Cheshire Yeomanry Red on Yellow Woven Cloth Shoulder Title Red lettering on yellow felt back ground. Red slightly faded, but otherwise in very good condition with no moth or other damage. A32.5
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.
Chinese China Treaty Ports - Shanghai Municipal Gaol / Jail Large Pattern Gilt Officers Button Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, and maker marked J Compton & Sons London. In stunning condition. Circa 1920s -1930s. Scarce. Incidentally I have seen for sale elsewhere a brass cap badge for the gaolers / jailers with the same central design ( incorporating the flags of all nations in the centre) but mounted on an eight pointed star. Comm ADSM
Chinese Treaty Ports - Hankow Municipal Police Small White Metal Button Circa 17.5mm in diameter, fixed shank, blank reverse. In very good condition. Rare. Comm ADSM Sold to K
Chinese Treaty Ports - New Chang Volunteer Corps Officers Medium Pattern Gilt Button, King\'s Crown Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked 'A M & Co, Paris'. A Kings crown surrounded by circle with the letters 'N.C.V.C.' Gilt bright, in very good condition. Unusual to find a French maker. Rare. Comm ADSM
Chinese Treaty Ports - Shanghai Volunteer Corps Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked 'A.Ross &Co, Bermondsey' (London). It bears the letters "SVC" and the date "4th April 1854". Gilt bright and in very good condition. Scarce maker and a scarce button. Comm ADSM
Chinese Treaty Ports - The Chinese Regiment Officers Medium Pattern Gilt Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ltd London. Gilt bright. A lovely button. Circa 1898 - 1905 only. Scarce. Comm ADSM
Chinese Treaty Ports - Tientsin British Municipal Emergency Corps White Metal Button Circa 20.5mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Hobson & Sons Ltd, London. The coat of arms as worn on the badges of the Tientsin British Municipal Emergency Corps with a small scroll below "Tientsin 1900". In very good condition. Rare. Comm ADSM Sold to K
Chinese Treaty Ports - Tientsin Volunteer Corps Officers Large Pattern Gilt Button, Kings Crown Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens POW feathers London (This manufacturer stopped making buttons in 1912). Gilt good. In very good condition and scarce. Comm ADSM Sold to K
Chocolate Tin 1902 Coronation - Rowntree & Co Ltd, York Small thin tin, empty, still locks tight and hinge ingood condition. Painted finish much worn but an evocative piece commemorating the coronation of King Edward VII. Circa 12.5cms by 5.5cms by 0.9cms. See photos for condition - sold as seen. Comm SiSa
Christmas 1914 - the First World War at Home and Abroad - Paperback Book by John Hudson Published in 2014 by the History Press, Stroud, Gloucestershire. 256pp. Unread new condition, spine unbroken. Would make a great Xmas present. RRP £9.99. The book uses contemporary newspapers and magazines, diaries and other records to present a comprehensive image of Christmas in this most tumultuous of years, 1914. Coll
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Christmas is Coming! Please send your emails to Santa in Sweden this year! Looking for something really special to add to your present list, well this is it! I just got my copy from the author, Ashok Nath, FRGS. Shipped from Sweden to UK tracked delivery in 3 days flat. A great book, wonderfully produced and illustrated. Copies are limited so do not delay! If you would like your own copy, please contact the author at: khudaspa@gmail.com The price including shipping from Sweden to just about anywhere is £100 Sterling at current conversation rates (25th August 2023). The price of a decent badge these days. Military Historical Society (UK) review: \"For anyone with an interest in the history, badges and battle honours of the Cavalry and Infantry Regiments of the Indian Army in the First World War Sowars and Sepoys in the Great War 1914-1918 is an absolute must... it will become the standard work on the subject and a lasting tribute to the largest volunteer army of all time which sustained over 60,000 fatal casualties and earned 11 Victoria Crosses for gallantry during the War.\"
Christmas is Coming! Please send your orders for 2 Volume Set of the King\'s African Rifles and East African Forces in Both World Wars! It is of little surprise that King Charles visited Kenya as his first official state visit to a Commonwealth Country in the last week given the contribution made by that country in our World Wars. He met local veterans of WW2 and gave replacement medals to those who had \'lost\' theirs for fear of reprisal during the Mau Mau campaign. So it was with great delight that I read the review of this two volume set in the latest MHS Bulletin and pounced on a set! Mine are in the post on their way to me as a belated birthday present (thanks mum!) but they could make a great Xmas stocking filler too if you are struggling to find something other than socks, hankies and deodorant! Really aimed at the Medal collector given they comprise mainly rolls of awards. Anyway, I do not carry them in stock but always pleased to promote a worthy cause, so if you want either one or both volumes, they are £25 each plus postage. UK postage set me back £8 but they are mighty volumes and heavy to post. If overseas, please contact the KAR Association for a quotation. In either event, to secure a copy please email: david.williams6669: hotmail.co.uk
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
Chromed 8th (Territorial) Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge, Kings Crown A chromed white metal cap badge of the 8th (territorial) battalion of The Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles) with original slider fastening. The chromed version was also worn by the island\'s cadet corps, confirmed by Rob who was a member of the cadet corps and also in T. Woods\' publication. In very good condition. Scarce. K&K No 1733 &. \"The Military Insignia of Hampshire and The Isle of Wight\" Terence Woods No 9.47 refers. D80.6
Chromed RAF Cap Badge, Kings Crown Chromed RAF cap badge with chromed cotter pin. Some twisting to lugs from service wear otherwise in very good condition. Not sure if worn by band members or other specialist functions such as RAF police, or produced for a special event. Any information welcome. H19.3
Church Lads Brigade Junior Training Corps (JTC) Brass Collar Badge In worn condition, with twisting to both the badge and lugs but a nice early item. Coll
Church Lads Brigade, Cadets Blackened Brass Cap Badge Incorporated in to the King\'s Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) from 1917. Blackened brass with original slider. Some wear to highpoints which makes an attracitve finish. Worn circa 1917 - 1930. Scarce. Coll
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 Police Special Constabulary Constable Brass Cap Badge Worn as a cap badge by S/Sergeants and Constables from 1930 until 1935. original slider fitting with small lettering JR Gaunt London (no full stop). Circa 35 x 30 mm. In good condition. Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p78 Fig 15 refers.
City of London Special Constabulary Police Brass Cap Badge Small brass cap badge with original slider which is impressed with JR Gaunt London ( no full stop). Circa 3.7cm tall. Good detail and scarce. Comm FB
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. Sold to DJ (Batch 1)
City of London Yeomanry ( Rough Riders ) Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button Circa 23mm in diameter, original shank (loose type), and marked Special quality. Small ding to centre of button otherwise in good condition. D19.4
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Bi-Metal Cap Badge In unissued condition, with original slider maker marked JR Gaunt London (small lettering, no full stop). In superb condition. This pattern sealed in 1949, King's crown. A Queen's crown pattern followed. Scarce. K&K Vol 2 No 2321 refers. F94.2
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Facing Pair of Bi-Metal Collar Badges A facing but none matching pair of bi-metal collar badges with original loops to the reverse of each. Also worn as a cap badge. Comm StWi (37)
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Officers Medium Pattern Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Army & Navy Coop Society Ld. Coll Sold to DJ (Batch 1)
City of London Yeomanry, Rough Riders facing pair of collar badges A good scarce post 1901 die stamped bi metal facing pair. The letters 'R R ' upon a cavalry spur. Two loops to the reverse of each collar. In very good condition. Comm StWi (171)
City of Oxford Special Constable Constabulary Police Mufti Enamel Lapel Badge Slight flake to the enamel around \'O\' of Oxford otherwise enamel intact and gilt bright. Original horseshoe fitting and maker marked Hiatt, B\'Ham to reverse. Circa 4.2cms tall. Wilkinson & Cowdell \'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales\' (2nd Edn) p104, Fig 2 (but this one with a gilt finish) refers. Comm ErYa
CLB Church Lads Brigade Cadet Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original lugs to the reverse. Slight service wear. The Church Lads Brigade (the Christian youth organisation) cadets performed important duties on the Home Front such as fire-watching, 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. Westlake No 1300 refers. E58.8
CLB JTC (Junior Training Corps) Woven Arm Badge - Church Lads Brigade? Bishops mitre in black above the letters JTC, on a red felt rectangular background. As an early feel to it. In very good condition. Circa 6.5cms wide and 3.7cms tall. The Bishop Mitre was worn by many units of the Church Lads Brigade (thank you to Michael Woods for possible identification). The Junior Training Corps (JTC) were the junior division of the University Officers\' Training Corps. The JTC were set up around 1908. Comm PaLi
CLNG / V (City Of London National Guard Volunteers) WW1 VTC Brass Army metal shoulder title - attributed A good scarce brass Volunteer Training Corps shoulder title with two loops to the reverse (one reattached with solder) and maker\'s stamp Gaunt, London. The owner has neatly scratched his name to reverse \' Luxley\'. Westlake No 1855 refers. Coll
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
Cloth Shoulder Insignia Honor Guard plus Photo Cloth Shoulder Insignia Honor Guard as was worn by the Honor Guard drawn from platoons of British or Gurkha battalions stationed in Hong Kong who were detached to US forces in Seoul, South Korea for one month at a time. All in good condition. This particular set the property of a Royal Northumberland Fusilier. See accompanying photo (stamped "Army Public Relations GHQ FARELF" to the reverse) of a Fusilier of the RNF wearing this insignia on his battledress. See also item 62673. DRW 47
CMA (Corps of Military Accountants) Brass Shoulder TItle. A brass shoulder title with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. In very good condition. Formed in 1919 and disbanded in 1927, with remaining personnel transferring to the Royal Army Pay Corps RAPC). Their role was to sort out the various finances of the Great War. Westlake No 376 refers. Comm BoHa (201)
CMP - Corps of Military Police Brass Shoulder Title A large die stamped version (this method of manufacture not encountered before) with two original loops to the reverse. As worn until 1946. Westlake No 569 refers.
CMP Corps of Military Police Embroidered Black on Red Felt Shoulder Title Felt title in very good condition. Some traces of white bluetack to the reverse. Comm GrH
Cold War - 161st Independent Infantry Brigade Group (Anglian TA (Territorial Army)) Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform and in good overall condition. Facing left. This badge is a representation of Boadicea in her war chariot drawn by two prancing horses in black embroidered cloth set on a red felt triangle adopted by the TA Infantry battalions of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. BoBD (Cole) p99 refers. Comm PaLi
Cold War - 22nd Corps Troops Ordnance Field Park, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) \'Ormskirk\' (Lancashire) 1st Pattern Printed Formation Sign Designation Flash A scarce badge in unissued condition, as authorised for wear from 1956 until 1961, when it was replaced by a version with a more colourful blue background to the parish church of Ormskirk, their local town. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5550 refers. Comm PaLi (B3)
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 - Glider Pilot Regiment Match Facing Pair of Embroidered Felt Cloth Shoulder Titles A scarce and genuine pair of matching and facing pair of dark blue on light blue felt backings. In great condition both with hessian backing. Some light traces of glue spots to the reverse. Hard to find. Sealed pattern 20 September 1950. Earlier the same year patterns like this incorporation an image of a glider were approved for the Border Regiment and South Staffordshire Regiment (both yellow on maroon). Comm GrH Sold to DF
Cold War / National Service - 18th Training Brigade Royal Artillery (RA) Embroidered Felt Cloth Formation Sign Designation Flash As authorised in 1948, in good unissued condition. Worn until early 1960s. BoBD (J Mills) No 4512 refers. Comm PaLi (B3)
Cold War / National Service Home Front Volunteer Entertainment Services (VES) Northern Command Lapel Pin Enamel Badge A post WW2 home front badge in white enamel and chrome, with original pin fitting and maker marked Fattorini Bradford. Some wear to the enamel in the form of some light scratches, but not damaged, and otherwise in good condition. Circa 2.7cm across. Scarce. Based on the second pattern Formation Sign for the Northern Command - East and West Riding Area (see my item 59803), which was authorised in September 1951. However, this unit did have a WW2 existence but I believe this item to be post war, see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/52/a4557152.shtml
Cold War / National Service Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) No 1 Training Battalion Cloth Shoulder Flash Designation Slip-on A red slip-on with a central black bar, worn from the late 1950s by trainees of No 1 Training Battalion, RAOC. The material used is typical of that illustrated in Jon Mills Badges on Battledress (see Vol 2 page 920). BoBD no 4535 refers. Comm FB
Cold War 19th (Staffordshire) Infantry Brigade (Strategic Reserve) Cloth Formation Shoulder Sign Flash Desigation Removed from uniform. Silk embroidered variety, a few small pulls to the silk otherwise in good worn condition. Scarce. Authorised 1958. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5011 refers. K10.15
Cold War 2nd (Strategic Reserve) Infantry Brigade Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign A shortlived formation sign, authorised end February 1958, with the Brigade reduced to cadre strength only a few years later in 1962. In very good condition. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 5007 refers. Comm PaLi
Cold War British Troops in Berlin Woven Cloth Formation Shoulder Sign Flash Designation Patch Arm Badge A post 1952 Cold War Brabant weave formation sign for British Troops Berlin, Germany (the word Berlin was added in 1952). This formation badge was adopted shortly after the occupation of the British Zone of Berlin in 1945 by the 7th Armoured Division and attached troops for the Administrative HQ of the British sector. Legend has it that it was used to denote the city of Berlin, encircled by the Soviets occupying East Germany. K10.10
Cold War BRIXMIS Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Patch In unissued condition, this is a later ordnance made machined issue worn right up until the collapse of the Warsaw Pact in the early 1990s. Fascinating hotch-potch unit legitimately allowed to drive around East Germany including attached SAS men. Really good blog summary on the unit's activities at the URL below: http://thesnufkin.blogspot.com/search/label/History%20-%20After%201945 Coll
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 Anglian Brigade / District Combination Shoulder Title, Viking Formation Sign and Minden Flash Set (As worn in this set-up by the Suffolk Regiment and its successors) The Viking head was adopted in by the East Anglian District in October 1946, this one facing to right with slight damage to top left corner of shield otherwise in good condition, the shoulder title \"East Anglia\" is embroidered white thread on red felt and has some bad damage to top centre edge and a yellow/red \'Minden\' flash as worn by Napier’s Regiment,12th Foot,The Suffolk Regiment,1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (worn with the red before the yellow). BoBD (Jon Mills) Nos 4074 (Formation Sign) and 5598 (Shoulder Title) Comm PaLi
Cold War East Anglian Brigade / District Matched and Facing Pair of Embroidered Formation Signs Removed from uniform, a matched facing pair in very good overall condition. The Viking head was adopted in by the East Anglian District in October 1946. K43.3
Cold War Front National Hospital Service Reserve Pin Badge Brass with red and green enamel. Original pin and clasp fitting. In good condition, with traces of polish. Pin prick gap in enamel to bottom left of crown strap. the National Hospital Service Reserve was a Cold War Civil Defence organisation established in 1949 and disbanded in 1968 Coll.
Cold War Home Front - Home Guard (HG) 2nd Phase Mufti Lapel Badge In very good condition.
Cold War Northern Army Group Woven Cloth Formation Sign Removed from uniform, in good overall condition. Worn by NATO forces in Germany 1956 - 1993. Comm StWi (344)
Cold War Northern Ireland Territorial Army Royal Signals / Ulster Matching Embroidered Shoulder Title Combination Removed from uniform but in good overall condition. Worn in white on blue and in two parts by Northern Irish TA Signals regiment from 1951, \'Ulster\' below the \'Royal Signals\'. Scarce. Comm PaLi
Cold War RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) Regimental Police Duty Arm Brassard A post 1952 Cold War period heavy black cloth arm brassard, as worn by one of the regimental police, with embroidered RASC title, Embroidered British Troops Berlin, Germany Formation Sign (the word Berlin was added in 1952), with very large brass letters R and P displayed on an orange rectangular cloth background with a QEII pattern RASC brass collar badge above and between the letters. Complete with cotter pins and adjustable press studs to the reverse. In good overall condition with some signs of service wear. An unusual item. This formation badge was adopted shortly after the occupation of the British Zone of Berlin in 1945 by the 7th Armoured Division and attached troops for the Administrative HQ of the British sector. Legend has it that it was used to denote the city of Berlin, encircled by the Soviets occupying East Germany. Please note I will not post this item to the USA given problems previously encountered on exporting textlies to the USA. Comm ErYa
Cold War Royal Air Force RAF Other Rank\'s Gilding Metal Cap Badge, QEII Queen\'s Crown Pre anodised gilding metal cap badge with two original long loops to the reverse (some bending to these).
Cold War Royal Hampshire Regiment Embroidered White on Red Cloth Felt Shoulder Title, paste back In very good condition. Post 1946. BoBD 4139 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Cold War Stainless Steel Folding Jack Knife Myson Model CC 1286 WD marked and 1955 dated Some surface scratches to body and main blade, otherwise in good used condition, recently oiled and fully functional. This is a genuine British army 1950s vintage folding jack knife. All metal, stainless steel body: Blade: Lambfoot Blade Length: sub 3 inches - 2.75" Knife Length Closed: 3.75" Can Opener Key Ring Screwdriver tip. Stamped 1955 MYSON CC.1286 and broad Arrow marks. "OIL THE JOINTS" Well built and heavy. Will post to a UK address only and proof of age (18+) required. Coll
Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Brass Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC) Matched and fits together well, some polishing to detail on highpoints of badge in centre, only to be expected from a smart guardsman. Please note will only post to a UK address on account of its weight. D80.2
Coldstream Guards Officer\'s Large Silver Plated and Enamel Cap Star A large three part construction cap star, die cast and silver plated with enamel to strap and centre cross in very good condition. Two original long loops to reverse. Silver finish dark toned. An example with a bit of age to it. Circa 5.4cms tall. See item 65733 for the smaller pattern. Comm DaMc (189)
Coldstream Guards Officer\'s Small Sterling Silver and Enamel Cap Star A small three part construction cap star, die cast and marked \"sterling\" to reverse. No damage to enamel to strap and centre, some slight loss of detail to highpoints from polishing. Two original long loops to reverse. Retaining bar a bit loose and held in place with some cellotape. An example with a bit of age to it. Circa 3.5cms tall. See item 65734 for the larger pattern. Sold to a serving officer, see final photo for a picture of it being worn in the SD cap. Comm DaMc (192)
Coldstream Guards Officers Medium Pattern Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked JR Gaunt Birmingham. A post 1970s issue, gilt good. Looks like and officer's pattern. Coll
Coldstream Guards Officers Pattern Bronzed OSD Rank Star / Pip Bronzed brass with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Some service wear to lugs. Circa 3.5cm tall. Also worn by Grenadier and Welsh Guards Officers. Thanks to George for the information. D10
Coldstream Guards Officers Silver and Enamel Forage Cap Badge Star A fine quality vintage small unmarked sliver & enamel officers dress forage cap badge. Two part Garter Star in unmarked silver with blue enamel backing to the Garter and red enamel backing to the St. George\'s cross. Two original long silver loops to the reverse. Circa 36mm tall. In excellent condition with no damage to the enamel. As worn on the SD peaked cap. Comm RoHa (B3)
Coldstream Guards Officers Sterling Silver and Enamel forage cap badge star A quality and fine small sliver (stamped sterling to reverse) & enamel officers dress forage cap badge. Maker. Two original long silver loops to the reverse. Circa 35mm tall. In excellent condition with no damage to the enamel. D80.3
Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge Good straight and stiff badge with sharp detail and two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. K&K Vol 1 No 901 refers. D51.15
Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Buttons A large and medium pattern button, 25mm and 19mm respectively in diameter. In good condiiton. Coll
Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Cloak Cape Badges and Chain Set Two cap badge sized stars in die struck brass with four original loops to the reverse of each. The correct seven link brass chain and hook fitting. Small ding to the centre of each star. I remember reading somewhere that the Coldstreamer's QMS would dent the centre of a valise badge taken out of service to prevent it being sold back later to the Regiment by some unscrupulous dealer. I wonder whether these dings are the same as they look quite deliberate, although they do not really detract. G130.1
Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Full Dress Ceremonial Waist Belt White Buff leather belt with all its brass fixings including a matching brass Waist Belt Clasp (maker marked). Only very light polishing to centre of the WBC. Blue union jack flag to inside tab. In very good overall condition. On account of the weight will only post to a UK address. Comm SiSa Sold to Paul V - posting Recorded Delivery on Thursday
Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Large Pattern Brass Button In very good condition with floating shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons, London. Circa 25mm in diameter. No polishing, so although dark toned with age I do not believe this was ever issued. Coll
Coldstream Guards Three Piece Brass Shoulder Title A three piece brass shoulder title with original lugs. In good overall condition. By the end of 1916 the Coldstream Guards had changed to a cloth shoulder title formed from white woven worsted thread letters on scarlet wool felt. Westlake No 712 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Coldstream Guards Three Piece Brass Shoulder Title with Backing Plate A three piece brass shoulder title with original lugs, backing plate (a bit wrinkled) and cotter pins. In good overall condition. By the end of 1916 the Coldstream Guards had changed to a cloth shoulder title formed from white woven worsted thread letters on scarlet wool felt. Westlake No 712 refers. H40.13
Coldstream Guards Three Piece Brass Shoulder Title with Backing Plate A three piece brass shoulder title with original lugs on backing plate and cotter pins. In very good condition. By the end of 1916 the Coldstream Guards had changed to a cloth shoulder title formed from white woven worsted thread letters on scarlet wool felt. Westlake No 712 refers. Comm GM Sold to Mr B
Coldstream Guards Three Piece Brass Shoulder Title with Backing Plate A three piece brass shoulder title with original lugs on backing plate and cotter pins. In very good condition. By the end of 1916 the Coldstream Guards had changed to a cloth shoulder title formed from white woven worsted thread letters on scarlet wool felt. Westlake No 712 refers.
Coldstream Guards Valise Star Badge - Silver Plated and Enamel Musicians Pattern Silver-plated and enamel Musician, Piper, drummer or bugler issue. No damage to enamel, two original loops to the reverse. A very fine example in very good condition. Circa 88mm by 72mm. Magnificent!
Coldstream Guards Velcro Cloth Patch Badge High quality embroidered Coldstream Guards hook and loop cloth patch badge. Worn with Virtus/ Osprey ID pouches and UBAC shirts. These badges could be attached via the hook and loop backing or sewn onto uniform or equipment. Features the Coldstream Guards crest on Guards Division backing. Dimensions- 6cm by 5cm. Comm RoHa (B3)
Coldstream Guards Warrant Officers & Staff Sergeants Large Silver Plated and Enamel Forage Cap Star A large three part construction cap star, die struck and silver plated with enamel to strap and centre cross in very good condition. Two original loops to reverse. . An example with a bit of age to it. Circa xx cms across. Harder to find than the elongated officer\'s patterns. K&K Vol 1 No 899 refers. Comm DaMc (220) Code: 65734
Collection of Royal Army Dental Corps Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Titles - 4 Different Patterns A hard title to find at the best of times, but here you have the chance to obtain all four patterns of the woven varieties in one fell swoop! All in good condition, one or two with traces of glue / white bluetack to the reverse. The full title with some minor edge nibbles to bottom edge. Condition as per photographs. The Royal Prefix was awarded in 1946. Comm GrH
Collection of Victorian / Edwardian Rifle Volunteer Corps / Battalion Buttons Mix of finishes and sizes. Includes a stray leather GS button. In good overall condition. Comm GrSt (91,99,102,103,104)
Colonel Paddy by Patrick Marrinan, 1st Edition - Special Forces Interest A biography of LT-Colonel R. Blair Mayne, D.S.O. (3 Bars), Legion D'Honneur. During WW2 the Commanding Officer of the 1st Special Air Service Regiment. A rare first edition, 207 pages, maps but no photos. Ulster Press, 001 printed on spine and printed in the Netherlands. No edition or publication date but credited as being 1968 by the the Book World. Paperback, spine unbroken, minor corner wear to covers, small crease and some edge damage to bottom reverse of cover otherwise in what looks like unread condition (condition as per photos). A book not really for reading, but a collectors item. The cover provides a strong portrait image of this famous soldier. Of Northern Ireland interest. Coll
Colonel Robert G. Kekewich Photographic Boer War Commemorative Celluloid Tin Tinnie Button Badge A scarce Boer War celluloid tin button badge with clear photograph of \'Colonel \' Robert G. Kekewich in army uniform, the reverse with original paper backing with maker\'s details \"The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J. Patented July 17, 1894. April 14, 1896. July 21.1896.\" Very good clean condition, complete with pin fitting, minimal rust and foxing. Circa 22mm in diameter. Coll
Colonel Roger Montague Radcliffe Lamb, Northumberland Fusiliers Framed Bestowal Certificate for Award of Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ) dated 1st January 1917. Signed by King George V and Lord Derby, Secretary of State for War Very scarce document, now removed from frame, looks cut down to fit but all the pertinent details remain unspoilt. Of great interest to anybody who owns his medals or the Northumberland Fusilier collector. Please note it will be supplied without the frame. 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. His MIC (copy to be provided), confirms 1914-15 trio entitement with emblems, entering France on 18th January 1915. His last appointment was to No 5 Cadet Wing RAF as a Lieutenant Colonel. Coll. Sold to Pieter - despatched, tracking www.royalmail.com: RF505952130GB
Colonial - Sudan Defence Force Supply Department Brass 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. Comm ADSM
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 Africa - Rhodesia Corps of Military Police Matching Facing Pair of Brass Collar Badges, QEII issue A scarce pair of brass gilding metal collar badges with two original loops to the reverse of each. Some minor staining to finish on each one but otherwise in very good condition. As worn from 1967. Coll
Colonial Africa - Sudan Political Service (SPS) Gilt Pagri Sun Helmet Badge A small gilt badge with stout pin and original fittings; fully functional. Circa 32mm in diameter. Fire gilt bright and in great condition overall. Worn circa 1899- 1955. The example of this badge without the date '1899' is shown in Renfrew (No 1305) but is a hallmarked silver version with the date letter for 1931. This particular example, in this metal and finish, is not illustrated. The Sudan Political Service was one of the smallest of its colonial brethren and never had more than 150 members at any one time and no more than 500 served throughout its existence. See: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9780230286320_7 Renfrew et al Vol 1 no 1305 refers. G107 Reserved for TM
Colonial Edwardian Indian Imperial Police Set of Senior Officers Hallmarked Silver Collar Badges A matched pair, both maker marked "W&S" and one with Birmingham hallmark date letter h (1907) to front, both with two original loops to the reverse of each. Circa 3.1cm tall. Some very minor service wear to detail, otherwise in very good condition. A nice early pair. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). D91
Colonial Edwardian Indian Imperial Police Set of Senior Officers Rank Insignia Silver plated set with two original loops to the reverse of each and original blue velvet backings to crowns. (some fading / age wear to cloth). Minor wear to plate otherwise in great condition and a rare set. Pre 1947. D91
Colonial Era East African Uganda Prison Service Gilt Cap Badge, pre 1953 A scarce king's crown UK made die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.8cm tall. In excellent condition and very scarce. Not listed in Renfrew. A191.1 Reserved for TM
Colonial Government Service Gilt & Enamel Lapel Badge In very good condition. Stamped 1670 on the reverse of the horseshoe fixing.
Colonial India - VR / Bombay White Metal Shoulder Title - Gaunt VR / Bombay (Bombay Volunteer Rifles) shoulder title UK made and maker marked GR Gaunt London. Disbanded 1947. Two original loops to the reverse, slight polishing otherwise in very good condition. Comm DaMc (44)
Colonial Indian Imperial Police Senior Officers Rank Insignia Silver plated set of three items mounted on khaki drill epaulette strap (this looks to have been reused from something else given the multitude of surplus holes, but it serves as a useful way to display the insignia). Minor wear to plate and velvet backing to crown is worn otherwise in good overall condition. Pre 1947. Comm DaMc (332)
Colonial Indian Imperial Police Silver Plated Cross Belt Plate Colonial Indian Police Senior Officers Silver Plated Cross Belt Plate / Pouch Badge, die struck with three original screw fittings with original retaining nuts to the reverse. Circa 6.4cm tall and 5.4cm wide. King's Crown. In great condition. This pattern as worn 1901 - 1947. The final photo contrasts it with the smaller cap badge listed for sale as item 62555. Comm NRM
Colonial Indian Police Officers Hallmarked Silver Cap / Collar Badge An ornate king\'s crown hallmarked silver badge with two original silver loops to the reverse. Tarnished and could do with a good clean. Birmingham hallmarks and maker\'s details to front ( I cannot make out the latter), but the date letter is either an \'n\' or \'D\' (1912 or 1928). C17.2
Colonial Indian Police Senior Officers Hallmarked Silver Cross Belt Plate / Pouch Badge, 1910 A simply stunning large pattern cross belt plate / pouch badge with two original screw fittings to the reverse. Maker marked BWL and London hallmarks date letter P (1910). Circa 6.4cm tall and 5.5cm wide. King's Crown. Some minor tarnishing / toning to silver, otherwise in great condition. D91(1)
Colonial Militia or Volunteer Artillery Cast Brass Forage Cap Badge A nicely cast gilt grenade with original slider to the reverse. Possibly theatre made in India or African sub-continent. Circa 3.2cm tall. Scarce. Comm TeMo
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
Colonial West Africa - Royal Gambia Victorian Artillery Officers Large Pattern Gilt Tunic Button, QVC Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co. London. Gilt bright with only minor wear to the highpoints. In lovely condition. Pre 1902. The Royal Gambia Artillery were one of a number of units raised in the 1850s in West Africa, recruiting local men. It eventually became part of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). Comm ADSM
Combined Cadet Force CCF KHS Kingham Hill School (Oxfordshire) Cap Badge A Brass example with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 5.1cms tall. In very good condition. Comm DaMc (334)
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
Combined Operations Tombstone Style Red Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge as worn by Naval personnel Embroidered example of the red RAF 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 some pulls to the red thread around the anchor, slight moth graze otherwise in reasonably good condition. H19.1
Combined Operations Tombstone Style Red Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge as worn by Naval personnel Embroidered example, removed from uniform of the red RAF eagle, anchor and Tommy-Gun on a black tombstone shaped backing, this shape usually worn by Royal Navy personnel in Combined Operations Units. In reasonably good condition. Coll
Combined Operations Tombstone Style Yellow Embroidered Cloth Arm Badge as worn by Royal 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. Slight ragging to edges otherwise in good condition. H19.2
Combined Services Entertainment (CSE) Enamel and Gilt Lapel Pin Badge In good condition with original and functional pin fittings. Enamel in good condition with some small surface scratches. Circa 25mm in diameter. Scarce. The Combined Services Entertainment unit, or CSE, originally called the Central Pool of Artists, was set up to supersede The Entertainments National Service Association, or ENSA. F73
Commando Embroidered Red on Dark Blue Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Commando Shoulder Title (Royal Navy Commando - scarce) Red On Navy Blue Embroidered Naval Branch. Hessian backed, in very good condition. Comm ErYa
Commando Group Matched Pair of Embroidered Cloth Dagger Formation Sign Badges This is an unissued pair of paste back cloth formation sign badges to the COMMANDO GROUP, which were worn point upwards. Introduced at the end of WW2 to replace the Combined Operations Badge worn until that time. One with small hole to left of pommel, the other with a nip to top edge otherwise in good condition. Jon Mills BoBD 2107 refers.
Commando Group Pair of Painted Cloth Dagger Formation Sign Badges This is an unissued pair of painted cloth formation sign badges to the COMMANDO GROUP, which were worn point upwards. These badges were allegedly made by “Display Patents”. Introduced at the end of WW2 to replace the Combined Operations Badge worn until that time. Jon Mills BoBD 2107 refers.
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.
Commemorating ANZAC Day - 25th April Today marks the sacred memory and sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand Military Forces during the World Wars and other conflicts. We honour them. The Quartermaster Lest We Forget
Commemorating D-Day 6th June 1944 - We salute you! More than 70 D-Day veterans, mainly in their mid-90s, were meant to make the trip for the 76th anniversary today. The ceremony will now take place in spring or early summer 2021 instead. The colonnade of stone columns of the new memorial which overlooks Sword Beach are to be engraved with the names of 22,442 men and women under British command who lost their lives in the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy. Photo credit - The Ministry of Defence 2019.
Commemorative Manchester & Salford Crimea & Indian Mutiny Veterans Bazaar Copper Medallion 20th-28th May 1908 A copper die cast commemorative medallion with a crude pin and clasp soldered to reverse which is also maker marked Geo. Kenning & Son, Manchester. Circa 32mm in diameter. As worn by veterans or those who contributed to the fund for Crimean and Indian Mutiny veterans. Centre of design has the conjoined medal reverses for these two campaigns. Some light staining but with good detail and scarce. Comm ErYa
Commissariat Staff Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button, 1856 - 1869 (later ASC) Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co London. Gilt bright and in great condition. From 12856 to 1869, supply duties for the British Army were the responsibility of the Commissariat, a uniformed civilian body, principally responsible for food, forage and fuel). Amalgamated in 1869 with the Control Department. Ripley No 506 refers. Comm FB
Comrades In Captivity; a (WW1) record of life in seven German prison camps - Famous English Poet and Officer in the 5th Glosters A rare hardcover first edition first published in 1920 by London, Sidgwick and Jackson. Octavo, 319 pages with 8 illustrations (by C.E.B. Bernard), several sketches, a map and a plan. Light grey cloth lightly rubbed and creased, two pages with some foxing marks (see photo of the illustration of Milkwaukee Bill"), otherwise a very good copy. Frederick William Harvey (1888-1957), English poet and officer in the 5th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment; 'he was captured on 17 August 1916 and spent the remainder of the war in prisoner-of-war camps. His first volume of poems, "A Gloucestershire Lad", was published shortly after his capture. He wrote more poetry while imprisoned and his poems were sent back to England for publication, his second collection "Gloucestershire Friends" appearing in 1917' (The War Poets Association website). Please note I will only post to a UK mainland address on account of size and weight. Coll
Comrades of The Great War - 1921 Clasp - Enamel & Gilt lapel Badge A scarce lapel badge with original horseshoe fitting with number 871447 and maker marked JR Gaunt London. The matching 1921 enamel clasp is cleverly designed to fit over the horseshoe fitting, and is separate from the main badge. Some surface wear to the flag otherwise in very good condition with no damage to the enamel. Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.
Connaught Rangers ( 88th & 94th Foot) Edwardian Issue Gilding Metal Cap Badge A near mint example with two original loops the reverse (some twisting and squashing to these). Some minor wear to harp strings and gilding metal finish. Superb and hard to come by. The Regiment was disbanded in 1922. For a WW1 slidered version please search for item 58267 K&K Vol 1 Nos 695/696 refer. D11.3
Connaught Rangers ( 88th & 94th Foot) Other Ranks Victorian QVC Issue Gilding Metal Cap Badge A pleasing example with two original dark toned loops to the reverse (some twisting and opening to these). With voided harp strings and in overall very good condition. Hard to come by as this pattern only worn 1896 - 1902, when it was replaced with a King\'s Crown. The Regiment was disbanded in 1922. K&K Vol 1 No 695 refer. J31 Sold to P
Connaught Rangers Edwardian EDVII Issue Other Ranks Gilding Metal Cap Badge Die struck gilding metal cap badge with two original loops the reverse (some squashing and slight bending to these but fully functional). Some minor bends to harp strings otherwise in very good condition. Worn circa 1902 - 1910 with loops. K&K Vol 1 No 696 refer. Comm DaMc (57)
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.
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross Medal Full Size Copy An unnamed tailors full size copy with correct ribbon. Some paste to reverse of ribbon where removed from a display board otherwise in excellent condition. Instituted in 1993 as part of the restructuring of the honours system designed to remove distinction between ranks. This cross replaced all previous level two awards for gallantry in action, namely CGM, CGM (Flying), DCM and the DSO (when this was awarded for gallantry). Comm GM (EB)
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. Sold to DH
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 (CCG) Embroidered Cloth Formation Sign Flash Patch Designation Removed from uniform and in good condition. 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. Comm PaLi
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.
Control Department Officers Large Fire Gilt Button , 1869 - 1875 (later ASC) Circa 26mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand London & 13 Conduit Street (this style of naming was only used 1856 - 1869). Fire gilt button in fabulous condition. Rare. In 1869, there was a major reorganisation of army supply and transport capabilities: the commissaries of the Commissariat and the officers of the Military Train were amalgamated together with the officers of the Military Store Department to form what was called the Control Department under a Controller-in-Chief. The following year, other ranks of the Military Train were combined with those of the Commissariat Staff Corps and the Military Store Staff Corps to form a body of soldiers, officered by the Control Department, which was named the Army Service Corps (ASC). The Control Department was abolished in 1875. Ripley No 508 refers. Comm FB
Copy / Theatre Made Commando Fighting Knife A home made version of a Commando fighting knife with scabbard. A crude looking thing but if anybody has attempted to make a knife a lot of skill is involved / access to good machinery such as a lathe. File marks to diamond shaped blade, metal leather covered scabbard, a lot of wear to the surface of the leather finish, tipped with a brass chape. Possibly of Indan manufacture. Could be theatre made (unlikely), but also could have been made as a project by somebody (probable). Will only post to a UK address upon receipt of proof of age (18+). A collectable / curiousity. I have had it over 40 years but this does not make it any more original - just that it was not made yesterday and it is a one off. Bought as seen, no returns on this item. Price on application by email only please. See here for more information on these oddities https://www.fairbairnsykesfightingknives.com/variants.html Coll
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.
Copy photo of Boer War Hospital Ship “S.S. Maine” Fund Raising Medal - Lady Randolph Churchill's Amercian Ladies Hospital Ship Copy photograph of the ship taken originally circa 1910. 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 (chaired by Lady Randolph Churchill) who struck a medallion to help with their fund raising (see my item 53751 for a copy of this medallion) . Coll
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
Corporals Full Dress Silver Bullion on Black Felt Chevron Possibly English yeomanry cavalry, with silver bullion stitched to black felt. Quite wide at circa 18cm and 4.cm deep. No mothing. Comm FB
Corps of Military Accountants (GV) Brass Cap Badge George V cypher in a voided oval with original slider. Sharp detail and in very good condition. Formed in 1919 and disbanded in 1927, with remaining personnel transferring to the Royal Army Pay Corps RAPC). Their role was to sort out the various finances of the Great War. K&K Vol 1 No 1037 refers. Comm StWi (337)
Corps of Military Accountants (GV) Brass Cap Badge Corps of Military Accountants (GV) Brass Cap Badge George V cypher in a voided oval with original slider (twisted out of shape towards the top). Sharp detail and otherwise in good condition. Formed in 1919 and disbanded in 1927, with remaining personnel transferring to the Royal Army Pay Corps RAPC). Their role was to sort out the various finances of the Great War. Comm BoHa (200)
Corps of Military Police Cap Badge, GVI Issue In good worn condition, pre 1946 issue.
Corps of Royal Engineers EDVII Edwardian Issue Officers Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Jennens & Co (PoW feathers) to reverse. Gilt now back to the brass but otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1902 - 1911. Scarce. See also my items 55935 and 55936 for EDVII issues to Volunteers and Other Ranks respectively. Ripley No 67 refers.
Corps of Royal Engineers Officer\'s Large Pattern Gilt Tunic Button - QVC Victorian Crown C24mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand & 13 Conduit Street London. Gilt bright, in superb condition. QVC crown and VR monogram to centre of garter strap. This pattern from 1855 - 1902. This style of maker naming used between 1856 - 1860 only making this a scrace button. Ripley No 66 refers. Comm DaSm
Corps of Royal Engineers Officer\'s Large Pattern Gilt Tunic Button - William IV Circa 21mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Charles Jennens (PoW feathers) London. Centre carries the monogram of King William IV, Queen Victoria\'s predecessor. Circa 1830 - 1837. Gilt bright and in superb condition. Rare. Jennens made buttons from 1832. Comm DaSm
County of Surrey British Red Cross Brass Shoulder Title Unvoided \"Surrey\" brass shoulder title with two original loops in the size and style found as worn by British Red Cross detachments. Comm LGJR
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.
Crested China - WW1 Tommies Steel Helmet with Islay (Scotland) Crest WW1 Crested China - Army Steel Helmet with Islay crest (where they make a very pleasant drop of malt whisky). Three edge nibbles to the back rim otherwise undamaged with no repairs. Scarce crest. Maker marked Porcelle, British made. Coll
Crimean War Research Society (CWRS) Members Enamel Lapel Pin Badge Brooch An attractive design, a relatively modern issue, with pin fixings. In good overall condition. Comm ErYa
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
Crown Imperial Military Magazine Complete Set for 1993 - Four issues No 70 - 73 inclusive including the society's twentieth anniversary issue. A real blast from the past and includes informative articles and book reviews that will help you wile away your lockdown blues. All in good condition with no tears, missing pages, annotations or cut outs. Some really interesting articles on badges, medals, and units, too many to list, but my favourites across the four issues were: 'A Real Life African Queen' - Story of the expedition led by Commander Spicer-Simon R.N. Engineer Units of the Empire & Commonwealth Commonwealth 'Animal' Badges Kings African Rifles to 1914 The Defence of British Somaliland 1940 The Battle of Britain Bullet Service Police Auxiliaries Armoured Cars - Some Insignia Fort Siloso (Singapore) Generally lots of tit bits and chat on our hobby. G73
CTG Colombo (Ceylon / Sri Lanka) Town Guard White Metal Shoulder Title A white metal plated shoulder title in good overall condition with two original loops to the reverse. Worn in either 1914-18 or 1939 -1945 by the nation's home guard. The Town Guard regiment was mobilized only on two occasions, these were during World War I and World War II. Primarily operating as a defensive force for Ceylon's then capital Colombo the regiment was made up of residents of Colombo with both British and Ceylonese Officers. When formed in both 1914 and 1939 the primary task of the regiment was the defence of Colombo from enemy invasion and had the secondary task of protecting the British control over the colony. In 1915 during the Sinhalese-Moor Riots the Town Guard was called to restore public order with authorization to fire. Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1158 & Cox No 141 refer. Comm ADSM
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.
Cumberland Westmorland / Cumbria ACF cloth shoulder titles Two patterns of shoulder titles of the Army Cadet Force in this area of the country, in good condition. Coll
Cyprus Garrison District Printed Formation Sign Designation Flash Uncut and unissued condition, colours rich and bright. Authorised only as non facing pairs. The War Office refused to correct this. An another version (listed below) as a much less impressive and smaller pair of lions \'passant guardant\'. BoBD (Jon Mills) No 4842 refers. Comm PaLi
D Day 6th June 'The fitting moment' a sculpture by David Williams-Ellis which forms part of the newly constructed memorial to honour the 22,442 fallen British servicemen and women who died in the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy. The statue in Ver-sur-Mer (Gold Beach) stands on a triangular granite plinth next to Liam O’Connor’s neoclassical British Normandy Memorial, funded by the Normandy Memorial Trust, a walled forecourt with gardens and 160 columns, inscribed with the names of the 22,442 servicemen and women who died there. The memorial will be officially open today, the 6th of June 2021, the 77th anniversary of the landings. I am sure many of us are looking forward to visiting it and the excellent nearby museum when things return to some kind of normality. www.goldbeachmusee.fr/ We shall remember them! The Quartermaster
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 - 8th GHQ Troops Engineers ( Beach Groups ) Pair of Printed Formation Signs Printed cloth formation signs in worn condition. Units which formed part of the beach groups that established the Normandy beach head on D Day on 6th June 1944 wore this patch, but also for the earlier invasion of Sicily. Circa 5.2cm in diameter. One with black back lining now absent. Condition reflected in price.
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 + 1 - 7th June 1944 - 5th battalion Cameron Highlanders / 152nd Brigade / 51st ( Highland ) Division / Battledress Combination Printed formation sign with woven tartan flash above and red felt service strip below, on battledress panel with some glue / paper traces stuck to reverse, otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1940 - 1945. In August 1940 the 5th Battalion The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders were posted to the newly reformed 152nd Brigade and took part in Battles in North Africa and Italy. Before returning to the UK in preparation for D-Day. They landed in Normandy 7th June 1940, and had a key role in major ops at Caen, Falise Gap, Seine, and Ardennes, and fighting across Northern Europe. Comm GrH
D-Day 6th June 1944 - WW2 Westminster Dragoons Woven Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red lettering on purple felt, some traces of white bluetack to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Circa 14cm across. Scarce. The 2nd Count of London Yeomanry ( Westminster Dragoons) was converted to an armoured regiment in November 1940. It was later issued with flail tanks and landed in Normandy on D-Day and fought throughout the campaign in north-west Europe. Comm GrH
D-Day 6th June 1944 - 79th Armoured Division Printed Cloth Formation Sign - Hobart\'s Funnies A bull \'s head on a yellow triangle. Circa 7.4cms, a triangular Calico Printers printed formation sign, a bit crinkly and small stain to right side otherwise in good condition with all the tips to the points of the triangle present. Pencil annotation of unit to reverse. Scarce. 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 ), Kangaroos (for giving the infantry a lift) and included a specialist Assault Brigade of Royal Engineers. Worn by among others the war raised regiment of the 22nd Dragoon Guards. BoBD (Jon Mills) Fig 1421 refers. K7.2
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 ), Kangaroos (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 Sold to GN
D-Day 6th June 1944 - 79th Armoured Division Printed Cloth Formation Sign - Hobarts Funnies 6cm sides, 5.5cm across the top, a triangular Calico Printers printed formation sign, removed from uniform, a bit crinkly but otherwise in very good condition with all the tips to the points of the triangle present. Scarce. A 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 ), Kangaroos (for giving the infantry a lift) and included a specialist Assault Brigade of Royal Engineers. Worn by among others the war raised regiment of the 22nd Dragoon Guards. Jon Mills BoBD 1421 refers. Coll.
D-Day 6th June 1944 - Landing Crafts Tanks (LCT) Embroidered Red on Black Shoulder Title A scarce woven cloth designation or formation sign - D-Day landings spring to mind. In excellent condition. A81.27
D.L.I. Embroidered White on Red Short Shoulder Title A scarce and not often encountered short pattern Durham Light Infantry DLI Shoulder Title. With some glue traces to the reverse otherwise in very good condition. Comm GrH On hold for FB
Damaged One Piece Grenade with NF - Northumberland Fusiliers Cut down from a territorial title (battalion number and T above now absent) and with only one of two lugs to reverse. Condition reflected in price Comm GrSt (38)
Danish Denmark Air Force Parachute Wing in Bullion In very good condition, removed from uniform, on dark green backing, cut to shape. Circa 11cms wide including backing. Comm ViCr
Daughters of the British Empire In USA 1920 Enamel And Gilt Brass Pin Brooch Badge Gilt brass and enamel pin brooch badge with original and fully functional pin and safety clasp. Circa 3cms tall. In very good condition. Formed in 1909, the various chapters in the USA were organised into a national organisation in 1920. It is still going strong today.
DCLI - The Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry (32nd & 46th Foot) Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Die struck with original slider to the reverse. A Good stiff badge. K&K Vol 1 No 641 refers. H15
DCLI ( Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry ) White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title A paste back, some white bluetack traces to reverse otherwise in good condition. Comm GrH
DCLI (Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry) Curved Brass Metal Shoulder Title According to Westlake this pattern was introduced by Army Order 509 of 1920, but at the time of publication could find you photographic evidence of it being worn. Two original loops to the reverse. In good condition. Westlake No 1055 refers. It is also listed in the Supplement to Military Insignia of Cornwall (Ivall & Thomas 1976) as item 14 on page 9, but they were unsure of who wore it and when. Coll
De Havilland Aircraft Company production workers silver badge dated 1939 A scarce original De Havilland Aircraft Company production workers small silver lapel badge in the form of the companies logo, an aircraft fighter plane with blue enamel 'D' and 'H' superimposed over each wing, with 1939 below, the reverse impressed 'Silver' (only the last three letters visible due to the placement of the horseshoe). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole horseshoe style fitting, no damage to the enamel. Circa 1.8cms tall and 2.7cms wide. Scarce.
Decorative Middle Eastern / Malta Gurkha Lapel Tie Pin Gilt and silvered filigree brooch set with coloured seven coloured stones (non missing), with original slider in the shape of a Kukri knife and scabbard as carried by the Gurkha soldier. Circa 4.9cms tall including slide. In very good condition and unusual. Comm StWi (237/2)
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. Please note unable to post outside of UK. Coll.
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.
Denmark Danish Insignia Transport Regiment Gilding Metal Cap Badge In very good condition with no wear to gilt finish. Two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.1cm tall. A wheel with crossed pistols and the monarchs crest of King Christian IX to centre surmounted by a Danish Royal Crown. Coll
Denstone OTC Officer Training Corps Gilding Metal Cap Badge A brass cap badge for Denstone College O.T.C. In good condition complete with original lugs. Evidence of service wear and some polishing to detail on cross. Coll
Derby Borough Police Chromed White Metal Helmet Plate Badge, King\'s Crown Large pattern helmet plate with two loops to the reverse. King's crown so pre 1952. Crest of Derby with motto scroll below "Industria Virtus Et Fortitudo" (Diligence, courage and strength). Circa 8.7cm tall. Some black / yellow paint to reverse otherwise in very good condition. H15
Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry Officer\'s OSD Bronze Collar Badge Die cast bronze with two original lugs to the reverse. King 's crown. As worn between 1902 and 1908. A lovely chocolate brown colour. Some minor wear to finish on the highpoints. Circa 3.1cm tall. In very good condition. Churchill & Westlake No 77 refers. B68.2
Derbyshire Regiment QVC Officers Collar Badge A very fine Victorian Officer's silver plated, fire gilt and enamel collar badge, hart facing to right. Of superb quality, no lugs (or signs of them ever having been fitted so perhaps intended for wear on a field service cap or pagri band). No damage to enamel, gilt bright and in super condition. Circa 3.2cm tall. Comm StWi (27)
Derbyshire Volunteer Battalion QVC NCOs Silver Plated Collar Badge A scarce NCOs silver plated collar badge (the officers had enamel backings) with two silvered loops to the reverse (squashed down but still functional). Some wear to silver plate on the highpoints, otherwise in good condition. Churchill No 1270 refers (except on this one the stag faces left). Only the VB battalions wore the stags facing left and right. Regular battalions all faced right. Comm StWi (105)
Derbyshire Yeomanry Officers Silver and Gilt Collar Badge A king's crown pattern as worn 1908 - 1952. In stunning condition with two original silvered loops and maker marked JR Gaunt London and 'P' for silver plated. Circa 3.1cms tall. Worn on No 1 Dress. Comm SiSa
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Devon Devonshire Special Constable Constabulary Buttonhole Lapel Badge A large brass and enamel buttonhole badge, some wear but enamel intact and good condition. Maker marked J R Gaunt London. 3.5cm in diameter. Coll. Worn from 1926 General Strike onwards. Wilkinson & Cowdell \'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales\' (2nd Edn) p34, Fig 4 refers.
Devon Regiment Brass Other Ranks Shoulder Title In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Westlake No 851 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
DEVON SEALF Devon Regiment Theatre made Embroidered White on Red Shoulder Title Removed from uniform, a black felt mark to reverse which has slightly bled through to the front, slightly sun faded otherwise in good condition. South East Asia Land Forces Comm GrH
Devon Special Constable Constabulary Police Enamel & Gilt Lapel Buttonhole Mufti Badge Post 1926 pattern, in very good condition with no damage to the enamel and original horseshoe fitting, maker marked JR Gaunt & Son, London. Slight mark to gilt on top right of shield otherwise gilt bright and in good condition. The red enamel lion is scarce, and according to the reference cited below indicates a different rank presumably a more senior rank than the pattern with the plain lion. Perhaps as issued to Sergeants? Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p34, Fig 3 refers. Comm ErYa
Devon Special Constable Constabulary Police Enamel & Gilt Lapel Buttonhole Mufti Badge Post 1926 pattern, in very good condition with no damage to the enamel and original horseshoe fitting, maker marked JR Gaunt & Son, London. Slight mark to gilt on top right of shield otherwise gilt bright and in good condition. The red enamel lion is scarce, and according to the reference cited below indicates a different rank presumably a more senior rank than the pattern with the plain lion. Perhaps as issued to Sergeants? Wilkinson & Cowdell 'Special Constabulary Insignia of England & Wales' (2nd Edn) p34, Fig 3 refers. I have recently sold one of these and was lucky enough to have another one. Comm ErYa
Devon Territorials - Woven Red on Yellow Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Hessian backed in excellent condition. Some tape to reverse. Worn in the 1960s by infantry and yeomanry units in the county.
Devon Territorials - Woven Red on Yellow Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Hessian backed in excellent condition. Some tape to reverse. Worn in the 1960s. D48.8
Devon Territorials Embroidered Cloth Felt Shoulder Title Some bluetack to reverse. Worn in the 1960s by infantry and yeomanry units in the county. In very good condition. Comm GrH
Devon White on Red Woven Cloth Felt Shoulder Title In good condition with loose black mesh backing, some paper stuck to reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
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 Comm GrSt
Devonshire Regiment Bandsmans Large Bi Metal Pouch Badge, Kings Crown Bi-metal, some polishing to high points with three original screw posts backed with a square of red material for display (unattached). Circa 6.3cms tall. Never seen this pattern before. A stunner. Rare. Comm RoHa (B3)
Devonshire Regiment Brass Gilding Metal Helmet Plate Centre ( HPC ) with Pagri Fixing In excellent unissued condition with original long slider fitting to the reverse for wear on the sun helmet. K&K Vol 1 No 300 and 369 refer. D80.6
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.
Devonshire Regiment Brass Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) In very good condition to front with four out of four original staple style lugs remaining to reverse. K&K No 300 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Devonshire Regiment Officer\'s Mess Dress Mounted Button, King\'s Crown 16mm in diameter, fixed shank, a flat gilt button with riveted silver plated mounted regimental device. Maker marked Pitt & Co, Maddox St, London. In very good condition. King\'s crown so pre 1951. Ripley No 601 refers (but this is the King\'s Crown pattern). Comm GrSt
Devonshire Regiment Officers Silver Plated Gilt and Blue Velvet Collar Badge. King\'s Crown An early example (non enamel centre) of gilt and silver plated collar badge of two part construction with two original silvered loops to the reverse. Blue velvet backing in very good condition. Churchill No 341 refers. Comm StWi (222) Sold to DP
Devonshire Regiment Officers White Metal Pouch Badge On par with the size of a cap badge, nicely die cast but heavy badge and looks lto have been made of a low grade silver (untested) with two original screw posts to the reverse. Given the colour being all white metal I wonder whether this was a volunteer battalion / militia or territorial officers issue. Circa 4.3cms tall. In good condition except for a small piece of damage to the rays on the star at 9 o'clock. Any information welcome. Rare. Comm RoHa (B3)
Devonshire Regiment Smaller Officers Version Brass Shoulder Title A small title with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 9mm tall and 45mm wide. Westlake No 854 refers. Comm StWi (89)
DG Dragoon Guards Early Other Ranks Brass Shoulder Title, Pre WW1 Worn by Dragoon Guard Regiments with a separate matching brass numeral above, 1 to 7 as appropriate. In very good condition. Circa 3cm wide and 2.8cm tall. Worn 1900 - 1913. Scarce. Westlake No 4 refers. G93
DLOY Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original loops. Post 1953. Later worn in Anodised Aluminium Westlake No 244 refers. Comm ErYa
Dorset Imperial Yeomanry Large Pattern Bronzed Brass Button Circa 23mm in diameter, fixed shank and maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. In good condition. King's Crown. Worn circa 1901 - 1908 only. Scarce. Ripley No 379 refers. Comm DaSm
Dorset Regiment Brass Shoulder Title In good condition with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse. Westlake No 1127 refers. Coll
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 Sold to DP
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
Dorset Regiment Pair of White Metal Matched Facing Collar Badges In good condition with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse of each. Sharp detail with no damage. A nice matching facing pair. Westlake No 1077 refers. Comm StWi (165)
Dorset Rifle Volunteers Victorian Other Rank\'s Blackened Helmet Plate A good scarce die stamped blackened metal example. Maltese cross surmounted by a Victorian crown; Lions between the arms of the cross which are inscribed \"Dorset\" \"Rifle\" \"Volrs\". To the voided centre , within a circlet inscribed \" Pro Patria\", a strung bugle. Three original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Comm AdSm NY675322561GB
Dorset Yeomanry Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Red on dark blue, hessian backed, some dulling to red lettering otherwise in very good condition. The 41st Medium Regt RA ( QODY) were Dorset Yeomanry unofficially from 1947 to 1950. They then amalgamated with 294th Field Regiment RA to become QODY. Scarce. Comm GrH
Dorsetshire Regiment Other Ranks Brass 2 Part Helmet Plate Centre ( HPC ) Glengarry Badge with Separate correct Victorian crown 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.
Dorsetshire Regiment Other Ranks White Metal Collar Badge, Right Facing In very good condition, two original loops to reverse. Sharp detail. A sphinx facing right above a tablet with the battle honour Marabout. This pattern worn from 1881 - 1958. Churchill No 1077 refers Coll
Downside School ( Bath ) OTC Blackened White Metal Cap Badge, Kings 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
Dress & Insignia of the British Army in Australia & New Zealand, 1770 - 1870, book by Ronald Montague First edition, limited to 2,000 copies and published in Sydney Australia in 1981 by the Library of Australian History. Hardback black cloth with dust jacket, in very good second hand condition. 124pp with 131 black and white illustrations. Copy Size: Octavo. Category: Military & Warfare; Australasian & Pacific History; History. ISBN: 0908120435. ISBN/EAN: 9780908120437. Dewey Code: 355.1/4/0941. Please note would prefer to post to a UK address only on account of the weight. Comm StWi (291)
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
Driving Qualification Printed Cloth Proficiency Arm Badge Folded otherwise in unissued condition. Calico printed. Comm PaLi
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 Light Infantry ( DCLI ) Officers OSD Cap Badge - Blades A full size die cast bronze cap badge with two original blades to the reverse. Some cellotape marks to blades otherwise in stunning condition. Comm RoHa (B3)
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 - 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 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). Coll Sold to DH
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry ( DCLI) Brass Shoulder Title (Type 1) In good condition with three original loops to the reverse. The one-piece brass title was introduced in 1914 and worn until the early 1950s. This pattern has a larger squarer ribbon knot as opposed to the version shown as 65370 above. Westlake No 1052 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry ( DCLI) Brass Shoulder Title (Type 2) In polished condition with three original loops to the reverse. Some verdigris to reverse also. The one-piece brass title was introduced in 1914 and worn until the early 1950s. This pattern has a smaller roundedribbon knot as opposed to the version shown as 65369 below. Westlake No 1053 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Duke of Cornwall\'s Light Infantry (DCLI) Officer\'s OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Gaunt Tablet A light bronze die cast version with two original loops and a maker\'s tablet for JR Gaunt London. In very good condition. Coll
Duke of Cornwall\'s Light Infantry DCLI Other Rank\'s Waist Belt Clasp WBC Seen a bit of service wear with some staining to brass back plate and tassel on one bugle string, missing the free floating belt retaining loop. Badge full size as per cap badge but with two hoops (rather than loops) for fixing and having a red felt backing. Pre 1968. Scarce. Comm SiSa
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry (32nd Foot) Other Ranks Victorian Brass Metal Cap Badge, 1896 - 1900 only Die struck quality yellow brass cap badge with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. Some squeezing to loops and twisting but still functional. Sharp detail and scarce. Gaylor (p37) states this pattern worn prior to 1901, although the 1900 Dress Regulations for the British Army show the new white metal badge with the scroll "Cornwall". Ivall & Thomas confirm it was worn from 1896 to 1900 following the dropping of the Glengarry cap from 1895. Whilst some regiments wore their collar badge in the new 'Austrian (later 'fore-and-aft') pattern of field service cap, the DCLI adopted a new device, as for sale here. ((Item 93, p28 Military Insignia of Cornwall - Ivall & Thomas who also claim it was worn on the Pagri). Circa 4.2cm tall. K&K Vol 1 No 606 refers (shown out of sequence next to the Somerset Light Infantry cap badge, so I have followed that mistake here for the sake of consistency). G48.7
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry (DCLI) Officers Medium Pattern Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank and JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London, Eng. Some polishing to highpoints otherwise in good condition. Coll
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry (DCLI) Pair of Other Ranks Brass Collar Badges A pair of non-matching, but close die struck collar badges with original loops to the reverse. Some service wear to loops. Churchill No 898 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry DCLI (Territorials) Officers Silver Plated Collar Badge A small left facing Die cast and silver plated badge with two original copper loops and marked \'P\' to the reverse. In very good condition. Worn 1951 - 1956 (Sealed pattern 25th April 1951 and replaced in by a silver anodised version, sealed 10th October 1956). Worn in silver plate in facing pairs on No 1 and No 3 Dress. Scarce. Churchill does note that this smaller badge may have been worn in Silver Plate by Warrant Officers in the early 1930s. Churchill Nos 901 and 913 refer. Comm RoHa (B3)
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry DCLI (Territorials) White Metal Collar Badge Die cast in white metal with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Bugle to right. Worn 1951 - 1956 (Sealed pattern 25th April 1951 and replaced in by a silver anodised version, sealed 10th October 1956). Scarce. Churchill No 913 refers. Coll
Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regt - Matched Pair of Woven White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Titles Matched pair in very good condition, thicker felt than usual with white cotton mesh backing. Some light staining and traces of bluetack to the reverse. The letters are even and of even height not like the current modern reproductions. The regiment was formed on 9 June 1959 after defence cuts implemented in the late 1950s saw the amalgamation of the Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) and Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's), forming the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire). Comm GrH
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. This unit was 12th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1819. K&K Vol 1 No 1428 refers. A3.15
Duke of Lancaster\'s Own Yeomanry Other Ranks Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Firmin A die struck badge with single braising / sweat / expansion hole behind the mounted white metal rose and laurel wreath, original slider maker marked Firmin London. Sharp detail. A very pleasing example. This pattern sealed 1951, and predates the anodised aluminum examples. K&K Vol 2 No 2310 refers.
Duke of Lancaster\'s Regiment (King\'s, Lancashire and Border) Gilt and Enamel Cap Badge - Firmin In good bright unissued condition with no damage to the enamel. Original slider maker marked Firmin. Comm RoHa (B3)
Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge Duke of Lancaster\'s Own Yeomanry Brass Cap Badge. A good stiff badge with original slider. Good condition with sharp detail. This unit was 12th in the order of precedence of yeomanry regiments. First raised in 1819. K&K Vol 1 No 1428 refers. Comm ColT (returned)
Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry Woven Red on Yellow Felt Cloth Shoulder Title A scarce title. Open white mesh to the reverse. Some white bluetack to reverse otherwise in very good condition. Comm GrH
Duke of Wellington \'s (West Riding) Regiment Officer \'s pair of Full Dress facing silver plated and gilt collar badges silver plated howdahs mounted on facing dead gilt elephants. single collar badge, elephant facing to the right. As worn by offices on the shell jacket and scarlet frock from 1883. In very good condition with two original gilt lugs to the reverse of each. Sharp detail and in excellent condition. Churchill page 147 refers. D15.2 Sold to DP
Duke of Wellington\'s (West Riding Regiment) Printed White on Red Cloth Shoulder Title In very good unissued condition. Comm PaLi
Duke of Wellington\'s (West Riding) Regiment Officer\'s Bronze OSD Collar Badge, Right Facing Die cast bronze, with two of three original loops to reverse remaining. Top loop neatly removed. Churchill No 924 refers. Coll
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 Wellingtons ( West Riding ) Regiment anodised cap badge - Dowler in good condition with original slider marked Dowler, Birmingham.
Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding ) Regiment Officers Large Brass Button Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street, London W, fixed shank, circa 25mm in diameter, in good condition. Ripley No 251 refers. Coll
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.
Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding ) Regiment Officers Medium Pattern Gilt Button JR Gaunt & Son London, fixed shank, circa 20mm in diameter, with some polishing to highpoints otherwise in good condition . Ripley No 251 refers. Coll
Duke of Wellingtons ( West Riding ) Regiment Woven White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Black linen backing, some traces of white blue tack to the reverse, in good condition. Scarce. Davis No 308 refers Comm GrH
Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) (33rd & 76th Foot) Victorian / Edwardian Issue Other Ranks 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 excellent sharp detail. Issued for wear circa 1898 - 1910. K&K Vol 1 No 642 refers. A183
Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) Officer\'s Silver plated and Gilt Cap Badge Of two part construction in very good condition with two original loops to reverse. See my item 58469 for full dress collar badges. Comm DaMc (190)
Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) Officers Silver Bullion Beret Badge In unissued condition but with some traces of glue and paper stuck to reverse backing suggesting it has been removed from a display album. Circa 44mm tall including black felt backing cloth. No moth or damage to bullion threads. Colours bright. G46.1
Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) Other Ranks Gilding Metal Collar Badge, Right Facing Die struck, two original loops to reverse. In very good condition with sharp detail. Coll
Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment Volunteer Battalion Officers Silver Plated Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Firmin & Sons Ld, London. Some light tarnish to silver plate otherwise in very good condition. Pre 1908. Comm DaSm
Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Victorian / Edwardian Officers Ladys Night Mess Dress / Evening Wear Waist Belt Clasp (WBC) An attractive and unusual item of Victorian/Edwardian vintage with facing OSD officer's collar badges. No damage or repairs but missing its belt. For inspiration in this regard, see item listed below. As worn at Levées and regimental balls. Coll
Dulwich College OTC Officer Training Corps One Piece White Metal Shoulder Title Westlake No 1695 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 Felt Battalion Numbers As worn by ACF numbers, DLI colours red on rifle green, for 1,4,5 and 6. The 1 with battledress cloth backing and removed from uniform. The numbers 4,5 and 6 in unissued condition with black paper backings. Comm FB
Durham Cadet Battalion ( DCB) Brass Shoulder Title Durham Cadet Battalion Brass Shoulder Title with two original loops to the reverse. Not listed in Westlake. Understood to have been worn in the 1930s by officers of the South Shields cadet section only. Some minor staining to edge of letter B otherwise in good condition. Rare. Comm FB
Durham County Constabulary Police Victorian / Edwardian Cap Badge Victorian / Edwardian period heavy cast silver plated cap badge with two original dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 35mm x 35mm. Not to be confused with the collar badges of a similar design, but which are smaller. The final photo shows an image of it being worn (not included in this sale). In very good condition, silver plate dark toned. Scarce. Comm 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 slightly pushed-in, but otherwise in good condition. Circa 24mm in diameter. Coll.
Durham LI (DLI) Yellow /Gold on Green Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Durham Light Infantry. In very good condition with some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Coll
Durham Light Infantry ( D.L.I. ) Officer 's Field Service Cap, Pre 1952 Excellent quality officers field service cap in dark green melton cloth with die struck white metal cap badge on two original loops (east - west) and with two brass DLI regimental cap sized buttons to front both with a king's crown. Brown oil-cloth lining and retailers details "Conway Williams of Brook Street, Mayfair, London" and ink annotation J.H. Taylor, signifying the officer who owned it. Only fault appears to be a pin prick sized hole at back. An Edwardian pattern badge, but a later hat. However, you could always put a nice hallmarked silver one in its place! Regret unable to post to USA due to textile import restrictions. Please note the head is for display and is not for sale. A113
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) (68th & 106th LI) Victorian White Metal Other Ranks Cap Badge 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 the lugs has meant these have lost their shape, but still intact and strong. This pattern also worn with an Imperial crown (king's crown). K&K Vol 1 Nos 680/681 refer.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Anodised Aluminium AA Staybrite Cap Badge - Smith & Wright Maker marked Smith & Wright Ltd to reverse of slider. Some service wear. Beret sized cap badge.
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 ) Embroidered Black on Khaki Cloth Slip-On Shoulder Title In good condition with two original cotton retaining straps to the reverse. No damage, some traces of bluetack to the reverse otherwise in good condition. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Embroidered White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Good fresh unissued condition with original black hessian backing. Comm RoHa (B3)
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 ) Large Officers Gilt Brass Button ( 68th & 106th LI) Maker marked E Armfield & Co Ltd, Birmingham. In good condition, with strong shank. Circa 26mm in diameter. Ripley No 286 refers. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Large Officers Gilt Button ( 68th & 106th LI) Jennens & Co, London. A good quality gilt officer's large pattern button in good condition, with strong shank. Circa 26mm in diameter. The maker dates this to pre 1922. Gilt bright some very minor wear to gilt on highpoints. Ripley No 286 refers. Coll
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 White Metal Cap Badge - Ludlow A die struck white metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse ( e-w ) and maker marked Ludlow London, this has been embossed in the reverse of the mouth of the bugle. Ludlow primarily made officer's badges and this would have been a private purchase item. King's crown so pre 1952. Ludlow naming for mid 1933 onwards. In excellent condition. Circa 29mm gap between inside leg of each lug if you are looking to fit this to an officer's cap. Often mistaken for an Edwardian issue other ranks badge. Scarce. D18.1 Sold to DB (B1)
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer \'s White Metal Cap Badge - Ludlow A die struck white metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse ( e-w ) and maker marked Ludlow London, this has been embossed in the reverse of the mouth of the bugle. Ludlow primarily made officers' badges and this would have been a private purchase item. King's crown so pre 1952. Ludlow naming from mid 1933 onwards. In good condition except from some service wear to lugs and traces of verdgris to base of the fixings. Circa 29mm gap between inside leg of each lug if you are looking to fit this to an officer's cap. Often mistaken for an Edwardian issue other ranks badge. Scarce. H44.1
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officer\'s Bronze OSD Large Pattern Collar Badge 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. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Officers 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 ) Officers Silver Plated Left Facing Bugle Collar Badge Officers die cast silver plated badge ('P' for silver plated to reverse of crown) with two original D shaped loops to the reverse, suggesting this is a collar badge rather than a beret badge, but could be used in a beret too. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 3cm tall. Coll
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Pair Embroidered White on Red Cloth Shoulder Titles Match pair. Some white bluetack traces to the reverse, some edge wear and small moth nip to one edge otherwise in good 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. Coll
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 Bronze OSD Cap Badge - South Africa Scroll An excellent officers full size die cast bronzed cap badge with two original blades / tabs to the reverse. Circa 4.6cm tall. Sharp detail. As worn by Officers of the 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th Territorial Battalions. K&K Vol 2 No 1748 refers. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Territorial Officers Silver Plated Cap Badge - South Africa Scroll An excellent officers 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. Circa 4.6mm tall. As worn by Officers of the 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th Territorial Battalions. Will post to a UK address and the Channel Islands only (in respect of the latter put UK as country at check out). K&K Vol 2 No 1748 refers.
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. Sold to Mark
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Victorian Pattern Other Ranks White Metal Cap Badge Two original dark toned lugs to the reverse (north - south, some twisting). Circa 4.2cm tall. A wonderful die struck striking with sharp detail. A cracking badge. Comm RoHa (B3)
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Woven White on Red Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Good fresh condition with original hessian backing, denoting an earlier issue. Circa 8.3cm wide. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI) Embroidered DLI Regimental Cloth Pagri Badge / Flash Worn pre WW2, interwar issue. Woven red on green felt cloth. Hessian backed and has some age to it. In good condition. D57.1
Durham Light Infantry ( DLI) Embroidered DLI Regimental Cloth Pagri Badge / Flash Worn pre WW2, interwar issue. Woven red on green felt cloth. Hessian backed and has some age to it. In good condition. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI ) Printed Pagri Style Shoulder Title as worn by officers of the 1st Battalion in Italy in 1944 Rare printed shoulder title, red on dark green, in very good condition. Thank you to Colin T for use of the image of the battledress tunic with this shoulder title being worn. BoBD No 521 refers. Comm GrH
Durham Light Infantry (DLI ) Printed Pagri Style Shoulder Title as worn by officers of the 1st Battalion in Italy in 1944 Rare printed shoulder title, red on dark green, in unissued good condition. Thank you to Colin T for use of the image of the battledress tunic with this shoulder title being worn. The last photo shows another example for sale at 58983 but the latter has been worn. BoBD No 521 refers. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Pair of Cast Brass Other Ranks Shoulder Titles - Theatre Made A facing pair not quite matching but display reasonably well together. Theatre made in India pre WW1. Some service wear but scarce. Worn circa 1885 - 1907. Large ribbon pattern. Westlake Nos 1345 / 1346 refer. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Brass Gilding Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) With two of four original loops remaining otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1881 - 1914 on the Helmet Plate Centre and on the Glengarry until 1895. This one modified for wear on the Glengarry. K&K Vol 1 Nos 350 &415 refer. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Brass Gilding Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) With two of four original loops remaining otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1881 - 1914 on the Helmet Plate Centre and on the Glengarry until 1895. This one modified for wear on the Glengarry. K&K Vol 1 Nos 350 &415 refer. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Bullion and Coloured Silk Thread Embroidered Cloth Blazer Badge - QEII Issue In very good bright unworn condition. Circa 5.2cms tall and wide including black felt backing. Comm RoHa (B3)
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Cadet ACF Printed Cloth Formation Sign Flash Regimental Designation Scarce WW2 printed example of the red crowned bugle horn on a dark green backing DLI Formation Sign as worn by the Durham Army Cadet Force. Removed from uniform but in very good condition. Worn in facing pairs, this one with bugle facing to the right. Circa 5.1cms by 5.3cms. Scarce. H10
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Chromed White Metal Facing and Matched Pair of Collar Badges, King\'s Crown An early 1950s facing and matched pair of chromed collar badges with single central loop fixing. King\'s Crown Scarce. These are not anodised but metal. Worn from 1950 - 1955. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Decorative Horse Brass Some wear to laquer finish otherwise in good condition. (The yellow at the base is reflection from my light fitting). Coll
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Embroidered on Khaki Slip-on Shoulder Title The letters DLI on light khaki backing with original cotton retaining strip to reverse. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Embroidered Yellow / Gold on Dark Rifle Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Original shoulder title in good unissued condition. Durham LI (DLI) Yellow /Gold on Green Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Durham Light Infantry. In very good condition with some traces of bluetack to the reverse. Comm RoHa (B3)
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Embroidered Yellow / Gold on Rifle Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title Original shoulder title in unissued condition. Coll
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Matched Pair of Chromed White Metal Shoulder Titles A facing matched pair of chromed shoulder titles with chromed backing plates and cotter pins. As worn in early 1950s possibly by the Regimental Band. These pre-date the anodised issues. Scarce. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officer\'s Collar Badges, One Silver Plate the Other Bronze OSD, Both QEII Issue An example in silver plate and the other in OSD bronze. Both in very good condition with original loops and both left facing. Comm GrSt (79 & 80)
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officer\'s Hallmarked Silver Collar Sized Badge Die cast sterling silver with two original silver loops to the reverse. Circa 3cms wide and 3cms tall. Birmingham Hallmarks for 1946 (date letter W) and maker marked JRG & S (JR Gaunt & Sons, London). Most likely a collar but also facing correct way for wear on the cap or side cap. King's crown. In lovely condition with sharp detail. Coll
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officer\'s OSD Blackened Bronze Collar Badge, Right Facing - Gaunt A die cast bronze blackened OSD Collar badge, with two original lugs to the reverse (east - west). Maker marked JR Gaunt London. A great full size example with blackened finish and sharp detail. 6th Battalion? Coll
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officers Bronze OSD Large Pattern Facing Pair of Collar Badges A facing pair of Officers Service Dress Die Cast Bronze Collar Badges. In good condition with both original lugs to the reverse of each (slight twisting). Note slight touch of verdigris to front of right facing bugle. Not an exact match but good from the front with a colour difference more obvious from the rear. Coll / Comm ErYa
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officers Matched Facing Pair Bronze OSD Collars Die Cast bronze large pattern collars, facing pair, also colour matching. Two original lugs to reverse of each. In lovely condition. Comm StWi (148)
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Officers Silver Plated Beret Cap Badge and Collar Set, King\'s Crown A superb die cast silver plated set of badges to an officer of the Durham Light Infantry. The cap has longer lugs and is slightly larger than the accompanying collar badges. Cap is 32mm tall and collars 30mm. The collars are facing and a good match, one with P to reverse of crown to indicate the silver plating, and both have the short D style lugs typically found on collar badges. The long loops on the cap have been straightened at some point as they show some plier marks otherwise in lovely condition. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Rank’s Brass Gilding Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) With four of four original dark toned staple style loops to reverse and in very good condition. Worn 1881 - 1914 as a Helmet Plate Centre and on the Glengarry until 1895. This one still configured for wear as a HPC with the long central loop intact. K&K Vol 1 Nos 350 & 415 refer. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Rank’s Brass Gilding Metal Helmet Plate Centre (HPC) With two of four original loops remaining otherwise in very good condition. Worn 1881 - 1914 on the Helmet Plate Centre and on the Glengarry until 1895. This one modified for wear on the Glengarry. K&K Vol 1 Nos 350 &415 refer. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Ranks Medium Pattern Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, floating shank and maker marked Smith & Wright Ltd, Birmingham. In very good condition. Coll
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Ranks Medium Pattern Brass Button Circa 19mm in diameter, floating shank, maker marked Smith & Wright Ltd, Birmingham. In very good condition. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Other Ranks White Metal Beret Cap Badge, QEII Issue A pleasing die struck white metal example with original slider to the reverse. In very good condition. Scarce. Comm RoHa (B3)
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Pagri Sun helmet Flash Circa 4cm in length and 3cm wide. In good condition with taped back. Regimental colours for the DLI. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Pair of Brass Other Ranks Shoulder Titles An excellent matched facing pair of these hard to find pre WW1 regular battalion shoulder titles, UK made, with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Great condition. Worn circa 1885 - 1907. Westlake Nos 1348 / 1349 refer. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Pair of Brass Other Ranks Shoulder Titles Westlake Nos 1343 / 1344 refer. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Pair of White Metal Other Ranks Shoulder Titles A facing matched pair of white metal shoulder titles with two original hexagonal fixings to the reverse of each. These pre-date the anodised issues. Worn in the early 1950s. In very good condition. Westlake Nos 1348 / 1349 refer. Comm RoHa (B3)
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Regimental Journal October 1953 Issue, Vol 7 No 51 - Korean War / Queens Coronation A good tight clean copy. Some minor wear to card covers otherwise in great condition. Sections reporting on the activities of the 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th and 17th Parachute Regiment ( 9DLI). It also has reports on the 1st, 5th and 13th cadet battalions and of the South Shields Tattoo. In particular the journal summarises the 10 months of fighting by the First Battalion in the Korean War, with one month left to serve and the Truce signed, with 9 pages dedicated to their time and listing the awards granted. It also covers the coronation medals awarded to the 8th Bn and the 17th Parachute Regiment (9 DLI), plus some photos of the various Coronation contingents. But best of all for me at least is the wonderful front cover showing the Faithful Cap. Coll
Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Silver Plated Officers Cap Badge - South Africa Scroll Die cast silver plated cap badge with South Africa scroll 1900-02. As worn by officers of the 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th Territorial Battalions of the Durham Light Infantry. Stamped "P" in reverse of crown to indicate silver plated. Detail no longer sharp due to polishing but otherwise in good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry DLI Major Officer\'s Small Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title mounted on Slip-on for wear Shirt Sleeve Order - 1950s A scarce regular DLI Officer\'s shoulder shirt sleeve order slip-on epaulette, early 1950s, worn post war and during the Korean War era. Genuine and very good condition, with no mothing. Title circa 6.5cm wide and 1.8cm high. Queen\'s crown rank crown would date this particular item to post 1952. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officers Gilt Mess Dress Button, King\'s Crown Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank. Two part construction with mounted device Gilt bright and button in great condition. Hard to read, but maker marked Gaunt, London to the reverse. In excellent condition. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officers Gilt Mess Dress Button, King\'s Crown Circa 15mm in diameter, fixed shank. Two part construction with mounted device Gilt bright but Some staining to back of the mounted device. Maker marked Jennens & Co, London to the reverse. Coll.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officers Group Photograph Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge A die cast bronze full size cap badge, no maker\'s details with two original blades to the reverse, mounted for display on a rifle green felt cloth disk. In very good condition. King\'s crown.
Durham Light Infantry DLI Officers Small Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title - Shirt Sleeve Order - Korean War Period A scarce regular 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 Other Ranks Field Service / Side Cap Anodised cap badge, Firmin London to slider. Two white metal Light Infantry Buttons to front. Green side cap. In very good condition with no moth, damage or repairs. A few small stains to inner liner silk but otherwise a cracking example. Please note will post to a UK address only. Comm GrSt (158)
Durham Light Infantry DLI shoulder titles Reserved for GM Chrome - left facing W/M - right facing As requested Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry DLI White Metal Cap Badge (Fat Bugle Variety), King\'s Crown Not the typical DLI Cap badge in white metal, but a manufacturer\'s variation from WW1 which I call the \'fat bugle\' variety. Original slider, but this was mounted on wooden board in an old frame and the bend in the slider has been over extended by the person who put it on the board to make it fit. It extends too far out before the down turn as a result. Some loss of detail from polishing otherwise in good condition once the reshaping of the slider is taken into account. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry Officers Pattern Gilt Collar Badge Worn from the 1890s by regular battalion officers on the scarlet frock coat. In good condition with two original loops. Churchill No 1617 refers. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry Soldiers Paperwork and Certificate of Service A lot of paperwork relating to 4441332 William Hattam who enlisted in the DLI in the early 1922 until transferred to the Army Reserve in 1930. He retained the rank of Private throughout. Also included is his original Certified Copy of his Attestation, which confirms he was 18 (born 1903), by trade a Miner and from Whickham, nr Gateshead, his Second and Third Class Certificates of Education, his pocket sized New Testament annotated as his and given to him when Shanghai China in 1927 when serving with the 2nd Battalion together with a pass issued to him to attend the Union Jack Club in Shanghai and his trade as Signaller, and two Signaller assessment forms confirming his tests as a signaller (never seen these before) and issued when in India. Circa ten original photos in extremely poor condition of the Durhams in India and local scenes, and two paybooks, one which confirms his service in India and China. An interesting interwar group of paperwork to a regular soldier in the 2nd Battalion. Not sure if he saw WW2 service but he would have been within the age limit. Comm FB
Durham Light Infantry Volunteer Battalion Officers Silver Plated Large Pattern Button Circa 25mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked Hobson & Sons, Lexington Street, London. King's Crown. Worn circa 1902 - 1908. In very good condition. Comm DaSm
Durham School CCF Combined Cadet Force Woven White on Green Felt Cloth Shoulder Title A scarce title, worn on battledress. This private school corps was associated with the Durham Light Infantry and wore the DLI cap badge. Some glue patches to reverse otherwise in very good condition. H52(2)
Durham School Rugby Cap (15) 2nd XV Cap 1) SM Johnson (1911- 1915), Lieut, 3rd Black Watch 2) C Gee - C.H.R. (1910 - 1916) Gee, 9th DLI, MC 3) D. Armstrong (1912-1914), Lt 1st KOSB 4) E. E. Arkless (1911 -1915) 2nd Lt, 2 DOW regt, wounded, placed on H.P. list on account of ill health caused by wounds 5) R Gee R.C.M. (1910-1915) Capt 15th DLI MC KIA 7th Nov 1918!!! 6) Rowland (C.J) (1909 - 1914) Temp Lt, 16th Warwicks, Lt I.A. (Indian Army) 7) Casper (C.F.) (1909 - 1915) Lt RGA (T) attached RGA (regulars) MC 8) Picton (A.T. ) (1911 - 1915) - 3rd/4th Black Watch, wounded 9) Humphreys (JTG) (1910 - 1915) 2nd Lt 40th Pathans, IA, KIA (Killed in East Africa) 10) Mayes (C (1910 - 1916)Lt RGA 24th Seige Battery S R , Wounded, Employed in Ministry of Inventions 11) Glen (JVJ) (1907 - 1915) Lt 6th Jat LI, Indian Army 12) ? 13) ? 14) Johnson M? same as above (without the S) 15) Patton (I.K.) (1912 - 1916) 2nd Lt RAF Died in Hospital 16) ? 17) Tyerman (G.V.) (1913- 1915) Lt 62nd Brigade, RFA wounded Comm FB
Durham University Officer Training Corps Bronzed Cap Badge A die cast St Cuthbert's Cross with two original long loops to the reverse, some twisting to loops otherwise in very good condition with good patina. Coll
Durham university OTC Gildind Metal Collar Badge A die struck St Cuthbert's Cross with two original D shapeed loops to the reverse. Same pattern as size as cap badge but this looks and feels like a collar badge. In very good condition. Comm FB
Durham University OTC Other Ranks Bronzed Cap Badge - Gaunt London A die cast St Cuthbert's Cross with original slider to the reverse. Slider is maker marked JR Gaunt London. It has some rippling to arms of cross from service wear otherwise in good overall condition. D20.13
DYC (Queen\'s Own Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry) Victorian Officer\'s Silver Plated Button Circa 19mm in diameter, fixed shank, military outfitter marked Hawke & Co, London. QVC crown. In very good condition (the yellow spot is reflection from a light) Scarce. Ripley & Darmanin \"Yeomanry Buttons 1830 - 2000\" Fig 44 (pp13-14) refers. Coll
E York (East Yorkshire Regiment) Officers Pattern Brass Shoulder Title Slightly polished otherwise in good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Westlake No 895 refers. Comm RoHa (B3)
EAAOC East African Army Ordnance Corps Cast Brass Shoulder Title Nicely cast with two original tomb stone style loops to the reverse. Bronzed finish. In good condition. Worn 1939 - 1945. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 506 refers. E59.1
EAAOC East African Army Ordnance Corps Cast Brass Shoulder Title Nicely cast with two original tomb stone style loops to the reverse. Bronzed finish. In good condition. Worn 1939 - 1945. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 506 refers. E59.1
EAASC - East African Army Service Corps Locally Made Sand Cast Brass Shoulder Title Roughly cast with two original tomb stone style loops to the reverse. In good condition. Worn 1939 - 1945. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 1833 refers. E58.28
EAASC East African Army Service Corps Cast Brass Shoulder Title Nicely cast with two original tomb stone style loops to the reverse. In good condition. Worn 1939 - 1945. Renfrew et al Vol 2 No 1833 refers. E59.1
Early / WW1 Royal Scots Fusiliers ( RSF ) White on Red Embroidered Cloth Shoulder Title Attractively embroidered, early, probably pre WW1 or WW1 title. Hessian backing. In very good condition and scarce.
Early 6th Battalion King\'s Shropshire Light Infantry KSLI Woven Cloth Arm Badge Removed from uniform, an early arm badge worn by this territorial army battalion. Comm DaMc (206)
Early 6th Inniskilling Dragoons brass Albert pattern Helmet Plate, circa 1847 - 1871 A die struck large badge in yellow brass with two out of three screw posts to the reverse remaining and some damage to crown in the location of the topmost screwpost, which most probably occurred on its removal from the helmet itself. Of two part construction with the central VR cypher applied to the star with four copper strands. The rococo shield and brass sprays of laurel and oak leaves remain in good condition. A rare item despite the damage to the crown (a small square of brass sheeting could be used to fill the hole behind the crown). The upper slits in the crown are intentional as per the design. Despite its damage, it would make an impressive addition to any Irish cavalry collection. Circa 17cm tall and 15cm wide. Rare. Comm RoHa (B1) Sold to Daniel (22 Apr 23)
Early 7th Hussars Bi Metal Cap Badge, Kings Crown ( 4 braising holes) In very good condition with original long thin slider. 4 braising (sweat / expansion ) holes to the reverse.
Early 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Blazer Badge Looking at the age of this I would date this to between the wars. Really nice to get a battalion number. The 8th Territorial Battalion had there HQ in Durham. Some ragging to the edges but a nicely woven white on black backing cloth badge. Coll
Early Artists 's Rifles / 20th Middlesex RVC Blackened Brass Slouch Hat Badge Blackened Brass Die Struck version with two original loops to the reverse. As worn on the grey slouch hat with grey full dress up to 1914. (See Gaylor p78). Circa 4cm tall. In very good condition with a good patina (there is a small retaining ring from a chain to the hoop of one lug which can easily be removed, I forgot before photographing). Also worn by the 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers pre 1908. Scarce. D13.14
Early Artists Rifles / 20th Middlesex RVC Blackened Brass Slouch Hat Badge Blackened Brass Die Struck version with two original loops to the reverse. As worn on the grey slouch hat with grey full dress up to 1914 (See Gaylor p78). Circa 4cm tall. In very good condition with a good patina and some minor wear to black finish on the highpoints. As also worn by the 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers pre 1908. Scarce. G64.4
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.
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 Burma Burmese Police Badge, pre 1901 A QVC brass British made die struck two part construction cap badge with both original loops to the reverse. Apparently worn from 1885 until replaced by a different pattern on the death of Queen Victoria (see item listed below). Possibly painted black as some point which has oxidised brown which makes it look a tad grubby and the finish is pitted, but nevertheless, a rare item. Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1040 refers. Comm NRM
Early Canadian Militia Officers Gilt Large Pattern Button Gilt, but this has unevenly tarnished, although still attractive. Fixed shank. Backmarked C. Pitt & Co Ltd, London. Circa 26mm in diameter. Happy to post to Canada.
Early Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Brass Gilding Metal Cap Badge An early good straight and stiff badge with sharp detail and two original lugs to the reverse (slight twisting from wear). Kipling & King attribute this squarer pattern badge as worn on the Brodrick cap, 1902-1905. Later patterns had more of a scalloped edge between the rays. K&K Vol 1 No 900 refers. H15
Early Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry Officers Large Pattern Silver Plated Button Circa 22mm in diameter, fixed shank, maker marked \"P & S Firmin, 153 Strand, London\" (this mark format was only used between 1835- 1849). In near mint condition. Stock photo as more than one available and all of equal quality. This button was worn from 1830 - 1843. Rare. Ripley & Darmanin \"Yeomanry Buttons 1830 - 2000\" Fig 42 (pp13-14) refers. Coll
Early Duke of Wellingtons (East Riding of Yorkshire Regiment) Cloth Regimental Arm Flash Unit Designation Sign Removed from uniform (stitch marks and traces of black thread) silhouette of an Elephant and Howdah cut from red felt cloth, left facing. The cloth has some age to it and has clue marks to the reverse which has travelled through the felt darkened it from the front also. Certainly early and most likely WW1. Coll.
Early Flaming Grenade Brass Collar Badge A single generic pattern brass grenade collar badge worn by many fusilier regiments as a collar badge pre 1896, or even on the FS cap, or as part of a shoulder title arrangement. Some polishing to high points otherwise in good condition. F11.1 Sold to DB
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 Grenadier Guards Other Ranks Valise Badge William IV, 1830 - 1837 A large and heavily die struck gilded brass valise other ranks badge of the Grenadier Guards with the cypher for King William the Fourth (who predated Queen Victoria) with four old contemporary replacement loops. The original patterns had three iron loops and these valise badges are found with either no loops due to corrosion or with replacements, as per this one. Circa 10.7cm tall and 8.1cm wide. Some marks consistent with age but in very good condition. A smasher! G130.2
Early Imperial Crown Matched Brass Collar Badge Universal Pattern as