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France Brevet Specialite Troups de Montagne (Mountain Troops Qualification Badge) A French brass colored metal and enamel badge for Brevet Specialite Troups de Montagne (Mountain Troops Qualification Badge). Light wear to front, with two looped lugs to back. Comes with bar fastener. Maker marked to "Drago Paris" and manufacturer number "G.2465" to back.
America Army/Marine Side Hat A superb American (?) cloth material side hat in light khaki. No maker mark or date, but has a size of "8 7/8" to inside of hat. There is a white cloth tag or label to back, but its writing is very faded. Overall condition is good, but one side of the hat is grubby and has one or two rust stains.
America US Army Cap Badge - Small A small, gilt brass cap badge to a US Army Soldier. Can't tell if its side hat or a very small peaked cap. It has a very long bolt thread to back, so can't imagine that its a collar. Some wear to gilt finish to front, otherwise good condition overall. Comes with original nut/fixing flange. Note threaded bolt is slightly bent. No maker mark
America US Army Officer Visor Cap Badge A large, silvered US Army Officers Hat badge. Badge is in great condition, with light wear to front, and both fixing prongs to back, along with long thread post and round fixing nut. Maker marked to base, back of Eagles tale to "C Meyer Inc, N York".
America US Union Army Belt & Buckle - Civil War A superb brass and leather belt and buckle to a US Union Army Soldier. Buckle is made from stamped brass, with a lead filled back. Three brass prongs protrude from the back. Two for attaching the leather belt to the buckle, and one catch to hold/fit the belt together around the solders wast. There is also a brass bar to one end of the belt. No maker marks, but scratched into the back of the belt buckle, in the lead is the initials "R.L" and "P.A. VOL, 69th REGT". (please note I have added some chalk to the back of the buckles surface to show the marks, otherwise they are dull grey and would not show when photo'ed. Chalk will easily clean off). From Wikipedia: "The 69th Pennsylvania was recruited from Philadelphia Irish militia companies of the 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. It was mustered into service on August 19, 1861, with Joshua T. Owen as its first colonel. Many of its members had served in the 24th Pennsylvania, a three-month volunteer regiment. The unit was first designated the 2nd California. It left for Washington, D.C. in September, before being assigned to the Army of the Potomac in October as part of Colonel Edwin Baker's California Brigade. The regiment’s first action was at the Battle of Balls Bluff. After this battle, its name was changed to the 68th Penna. for a short time and then the 69th. They made an attempt with the 69th New York to form an Irish Brigade, but Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin of Pennsylvania opposed the idea, which led to the proposal being dropped. The 69th served in the Peninsula Campaign, during which it was complimented by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker for making “the first successful bayonet charge of the war.” Its next major action was at the Battle of Antietam. It lost heavily at the Battle of Fredericksburg, but missed any major action at Chancellorsville, seeing only minor skirmishing. The unit played a large role at the Battle of Gettysburg, helping repel both Brig. Gen. Ambrose Wright’s charge on July 2 and Pickett's Charge on July 3. Its casualties over the last two days of the battle were enormous, losing 143 men out of 258, including Colonel Dennis O'Kane, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Tschudy, two captains, and a lieutenant. The regiment's ranking officer, Major Duffy, was seriously wounded but refused to give up command until the battle was over. The 69th was the only regiment not to withdraw from defending the stone wall in front of the Copse of Trees during the charge. They were heavily engaged in hand to hand combat; while having been flanked on their right and left flanks as a result of the withdrawal of the two companies from the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry, on their right, and the 59th New York Infantry, on their left. Following the repulse of Pickett, the were numerous Confederate Battle Flags left laying on the field directly to the front of the 69th. The 69th was so devastated by casualties and busy tending to its own wounded while also sending Confederate prisoners to the rear that it failed to secure any. Instead members of regiments who came to assist the 69th with the repulse, during a later point of the assault, went to the 69th's front and claimed the flags as prizes. The 69th finished the campaign under the command of Captain William Davis of Co K. The 69th fought in Grant’s Overland Campaign, again losing heavily. At the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Lieutenant Charles McAnally of Company D captured a Confederate battle flag. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for this act, becoming the only soldier of the 69th so decorated. After the Battle of Cold Harbor, the 71st Pennsylvania was merged into the 69th. During the Siege of Petersburg, the Philadelphia Brigade was broken up, with the 72nd Pennsylvania mustered out of service and the 106th reduced to a single battalion. The 69th participated in the pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign. The regiment was mustered out at Ball’s Cross-Roads, near Washington, D.C., on July 1, 1865. Of the original 1,000 men mustered into service at the formation of the regiment, only 56 remained at Appomattox. The 69th was the only Pennsylvania regiment to carry a green "Irish" flag into battle." Condition: Buckle is in OK to worn condition, with a now overall dull brass tone. The leather is still supple, but the dark brown coating/surface to the front of the belt is disintegrating. A superb item, and worth further research. Ex Bosley's sale/auction.
America Vietnam Era Army Issue Plasters A rather cool item, a original small box of plasters issued to American solders in their Jungle First Aid Pouch. Plasters are contained within a cardboard box, which has the Army issue number of 6510-597-7468. It is complete/full of plasters in their original paper. Condition is OK, with some staining to cardboard case, which is a little crushed. Inside, plasters are dry/non-adhesive, due to time/age and storage... a really cool item to complete a Medical kit.
America WW1/WW2 Tunic/Overcoat Buttons x 8 A small group of various American Uniform buttons from WW1 and WW2. There are 4 large plastic/Bakelite overcoat buttons (28mm), with metal shanks/loops to back (one is marked P.B). A large darkened copper button (WW1? - 28mm - marked American Button Co, Newmark, N.J). A gilt brass 28mm (marked Art Metal Works Inc, Newmark N.J), a gilt brass 23mm (marked Scovill M.F. & Co, Waterbury) and a 15mm (marked Scovill M.F. & Co, Waterbury). All have shanks/loops to back, but some are slightly bent.
America WW2 USAF Bombardier Metal Tunic Wings A superb pair of metal (either silver or silver plate - not marked), 2 piece wings for a Bombardier in the United States Air Force. These wings were worn from the end of WW1 to 1949, so a good chance these are WW2 era. Some nice wear to silver finish/plate in all the right places to front, while to back, the original hinge, hook and pin are in great order (note a slight bend to pin). No maker mark.
American Army Side Hat - Grey A cloth American (?) summer issue side hat in steel grey material. Superb condition, with no holes and firm stitching. Sadly no maker mark or date, but it does have a size label of "7 1/2" inches to inside.
American Operators Manual For M16A2 Carbine, Commando, 9mm SMG & M4 A small, pocket size (155x100mm) manual entitled "Operator's Manual For: M16A2 Carbine, Commando, 9mm SMG & M4 Carbine", by Colt. Copyrighted in 1993, but this is the Rev D Sept 1997 Version (as per back cover). Text mainly in English, the manual covers 57 pages, and gives detailed instruction via text and diagrams on how to care for the model of rifles listed. Overall condition is good, slight grubbiness to cover.
American WW2 Naval Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Sleeve Badge A large embroidered and cloth material sleeve badge to a WW2 American Naval Gunner's Mate 2nd Class. A white embroidered Eagle over crossed white Cannon, above two red material stripes. Badge is in good to OK condition, with some moth holes (one by top of cannon, one at top of badge, one below bottom red stripe), and could do with a light clean and press. Some red colour to one wing of eagle. Much evidence of it being removed/sewn onto a uniform, with old threads around the outside.
American WW2 US Army 100th Infantry Division Patch A cloth embroidered sleeve patch to the US 100th Infantry Division. White and gold numbers on a blue embroidered shield/background. Patch is in good, but slightly grubby condition.
American WW2 US Army 8th Infantry Division Patch A single, machine embroidered sleeve patch to the 8th US Army Infantry Division. Slightly grubby overall, with traces of glue and paper to back.
Australia - Letter and Cover Related to Sydney's Costal Defences - Dated 19th June 1942 A superb letter and cover to a Gunner N Evans (service number N283385) at Blue Fish Point, North Battery. Blue Fish Point is located at Sydney’s North Head, and the entrance of Sydney Harbour. Many of the bunkers and fortifications still remain there today, and I presume that this letter to Gunner Evans has to do with communication between the defences of Sydney Harbour and range-finding of the batteries on Seaward targets. Note that this letter, dated 19th of June 1942, and is only 11 days after the last attack by the Japanese Navy and its Submarines, which on the 29th of May, penetrated Sydney's defences and sunk a ferry (target was USS Chicago, but the torpedo missed and sunk the ferry instead, killing 21 Sailors, as at the time it was being used as temporary accommodation). Letter is in great condition and is folded in 4. The cover is torn and someone in the past has removed the stamp to the corner. Gunner Norman David Evans (Service number NX115308 (N283385)) is confirmed as serving during WW2 in the Australian Army on the WW2 Nominal Roll. He finished a Sergeant and was discharged on the 29th of Nov 1945, with his last unit being Coast Artillery Kembla. http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=A&VeteranId=222985
Australia 11th Battalion (City of Perth Regiment) Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Australian 11th Battalion (City of Perth Regiment). Worn from 1930 to 1942, this is the left side, when worn (they come in opposing pairs). Much gilt finish remains to front, with just a touch of wear to high-points. Two looped lugs, firm and original to back.
Australia 16th Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia) Cap Badge A single piece, frosted white metal cap badge to the 16th Infantry Battalion - Cameron Highlanders of Western Australia. Some light wear to front, with two white metal looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "Hudson, Frankton" to lower back. Worn 1953 - 1960.
Australia 17th Battalion (The North Sydney Regiment) Collar Badge A single, brass collar badge to the 17th Battalion (The North Sydney Regiment). Worn 1930 to 1942. Please note condition of collar, as it is extremely polished to center, with only now a "ghost" impression of the number "17". and star. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back.
Australia 1919 Victory Medal A small silver plated brass Australian medal, which I believe was given to School children, celebrating the "Victory" and "The Triumph of Liberty and Justice" with a small banner stating "The Peace of 1919". On the obverse are the words "Australia" and again a small banner with "The Peace of 1919". Maker marked to "Amor Ltd", which were a Sydney based firm also producing Rising Sun Cap and Collar badges. OK condition, with some plate wear. Much is now a dark tone, with some brass showing through. Missing ribbon.
Australia 1941 ANZAC Appeal Pin/Badge A darkened copper & cloth pin or lapel badge sold for ANZAC Day (25th of April) 1941. Badge is in great condition, with light wear to front of round badge. Pin to back is in good, firm, straight condition and has attached, a small piece of Red/White/Blue ribbon. No maker mark.
Australia 1945 Victory Medal A small, copper medal, celebrating Victory in 1945 by the Australian Armed Forces. I believe these were distributed to School children at the time. Light wear to both sides, with loop present to top. Missing length of ribbon. Maker marked to "Stokes Melb" to edge of one side.
Australia 1947 ANZAC Day Appeal Pin/Badge A small silvered metal pin/badge for the 1947 ANZAC Day (25th of April) Appeal. Sold to raise funds for ex/returned service men and women and their families. Badge is in good, but slightly worn condition, with silver wash finish now a dull grey finish. Long metal pin is in good, firm condition to back. No maker mark.
Australia 1955 to Present Artillery Badge - Gilt Metal A modern (Queens Crown) Cap Badge to the Royal Australian Artillery. Gilt metal with three long prongs/pins to back. These have been bent over for display on a card but are firm to back. Badge comes with three clutch caps for the pins. No Maker mark and no wear to front.
Australia 19th Feb 1942 Darwin Commemoration Association Enamel Pin A small enamel and gilt metal pin for a member of the 19th Feb 1942 Darwin Commemoration Association. The association is set up and run to remember the day that the Japanese bombed the town of Darwin (Australia), its harbour and out areas. A total of 243 servicemen, women and civilians lost their lives on the day in 2 raids of about 188 Japanese aircraft. It was the first day of 64 subsequent raids by Japanese aircraft. Pin is in good condition, with no wear/damage to enamel. It is engraved with the number "46" and is maker marked to "Angus & Coote". Hinge, hook and pin are in good working order.
Australia 24th Battalion (Kooyong Regiment) Brass Collar Badge - Pair A matching, opposing pair of gilt brass collar badges to the Australian 24th Battalion (Kooyong Regiment). Worn from 1930 to 1942, the collars are in OK to good condition, with some polish wear to finish to front. To back are two pressed type pair of brass lugs to each, firm and original. No maker mark.
Australia 24th Battalion (Kooyong Regiment) Cap Badge - 1930 to 1942 A single piece, darkened brass cap badge to the the 24th Battalion (Kooyong Regiment). Worn from 1930 to 1942, the badge is in great condition, with just light wear to highlights and darkened finish. There is also a small spot of verdi gris around the "F" in Fast to front. To back are two looped lugs, firm and original. No marker mark.
Australia 26th Battalion (Logan and Albert Regiment) Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Australian 26th Battalion (Logan and Albert Regiment). Worn from 1930 to 42, the badge is in good to slightly worn condition, with much tone to gilt finish. To back, both pressed type brass lugs are firm and original to back.
Australia 27th Battalion (South Australian Scottish Regiment) Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Australian 27th Battalion (South Australian Scottish Regiment). Worn between 1953-1960, the badge is in good condition, with some wear to front and toning of finish. To back are two original, white metal lugs and the maker mark of "STOKES" to center.
Australia 30th Battalion The Scottish Regt of NSW Cap Badge A large white metal cap badge to the New South Wales 30th Battalion - The Scottish Regiment. Kings crown and worn between 1930 - 1942. Slight wear to highlights on badge, with two long replacement copper looped lugs firm to back.
Australia 34th Battalion (The Illawarra Regiment) Collar Badge - Pair A non-matching pair (in terms of finish) of collar badges to the Australian 34th Battalion (The Illawarra Regiment). Both are of gilt brass, and single piece construction. One has been darkened, while the other retains the gilt finish to front. Both show signs of wear/polishing to front. The darkened badge is also slightly bent (vertically). Both have two pressed type copper lugs firm to back in a North/South configuration.
Australia 41st Battalion (the Byron Scottish Regiment) Cap Badge A large frosted white metal cap badge to the Australian 41st Battalion (The Byron Scottish Regiment), circa 1948-53. Some light wear to front of frosted finish on badge, with a small spot of verdi gris on right side (should clean). Three short looped lugs firm to back (one behind crown, while the other two are in a East/West config to lower back). Maker marked to "Stokes" to back.
Australia 47th Battalion (Wide Bay Regiment) Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of single piece gilt brass collar badges to the Australian 47th Battalion (Wide Bay Regiment). Light wear to front, with some dulling of gilt finish. Both badges have two short, copper looped lugs firm to back.
Australia 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse Cap Badge A single piece, frosted white metal cap badge to the Australian 4th/19th Prince of Wales's Light Horse. Some dulling, wear and toning to frosted finish to front, while two white metal lopped lugs are firm to back in a North/South configuration. Maker stamped to back of "Swann & Hudson, Vic" twice, on either end of the boomerang to back.
Australia 57th Battalion (The Merri Regiment) Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Australian 57th Battalion (The Merri Regiment). Worn from 1930 to 42. Badge is in OK condition, with some wear to gilt finish on front of badge. This would have been the left when worn, with the right having another opposing Kangaroo to center. Two copper looped lugs are firm and original to back.
Australia 57th Battalion - The Merri Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair (in terms of opposing Kangaroos - otherwise slightly different stamping) of gilt brass collar badges to the Australian 57th Battalion (The Merri Regiment). Light wear/polish to front (Note one is polished more than the other), with both having two copper looped lugs to back. Worn 1930 - 1942.
Australia 6th Battalion (The Royal Melbourne Regiment) Cap Badge (1948-53) A superb, gilt brass cap badge to the 6th Battalion (The Royal Melbourne Regiment). Worn between 1948-53, the badge has great finish still to front, with only light wear/tone. To back are two copper looped lugs, firm and original. Maker mark to "STOKES" to back of "6".
Australia 9th (Flinders) Light Horse Collar Badge - Pair A pair of gilt brass, opposing collar badges to the Australian 9th (Flinders) Light Horse. Much wear to both gilt finish, which is now a dull tone overall to front. Slight difference in lugs to back, both have them in a north/south config, but one has two pressed type looped lugs, while the other has 2 wire looped lugs firm to back. Worn 1930-42.
Australia Anzac Appeal Pins (x14) A group of Australian ANZAC Appeal Pins (25th April). I would presume many date from the late 1970's/early 1980's. Different colours cost different values. White, with green A and writing has a value of $1, while Yellow is 20c. They are all stuck into a piece of Velcro, and when posted, will remove and pack individually. Shown/pictured as they came.
Australia ANZAC Day Commemorative Pin/Badge A small, gilt brass and enamel pin to commemorate ANZAC Day (25th of April), which remembers when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli (with the French, British and other Commonwealth nations) back in 1915. Badge is in great condition, with no damage to red/white/blue enamel, and with much gilt finish remaining. Long pin to back is firm and original. Maker mark to "Swann & Hudson, Frankston", so a Australian maker.
Australia Army Catering Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt brass and white metal cap badge to the Australian Army Catering Corps. Light wear to front finishes, with two looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to lower middle back to "K C Luke, Melb".
Australia Army Parachute Jump Instructor Breast Badge - QC A sterling Silver, single piece full size, half wing to a Australian Army Parachute Jump Instructor, with QE2 Crown. Light wear and tone to front, with sadly just one out of two pins firm to back. Traces of glue to back (which should clean) and marked "STERLING".
Australia Australian Cadet Corps Brassard A khaki cloth Brassard to the Australian Cadet Corps. Attached is the corps' badge and a single rank stripe for a Lance Corporal. Has a pocket for a pen down one side to. Maker label to "Christie's Sydney" to upper top back. Couple of loose stitches to backing cloth edge, otherwise fine overall.
Australia Cadet Corps Cloth Shoulder Badge - Pair a matching and opposing pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Australian Army Cadet Corps. Post 1952, with Queens crown, these badges are in good condition, retaining colour and stitching. Both have been removed from a uniform.
Australia Chromed National Shoulder Tilte - Pair A pair of chromed shoulder titles to the Australian Armed Forces. Light wear to front of both, with some toning. One has a faint maker mark which just says "MELB" maybe Stokes... otherwise both have two looped lugs, firm and original to back.
Australia Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Australian Army. Some where and moth grazing to khaki background, with a moth nip below the "U" and above the "S" on the title. Clean to back.
Australia Cloth Slip-on National Title A two piece, embroidered cloth shoulder title worn by Australian Armed Forces. Embroidered white letters on a black ribbon, which is then sown onto dark khaki material. Title is in good condition, with just some grubbiness to letters.
Australia Commonwealth Military Forces Tie Pin/Badge A nice, small size tie pin or lapel badge to a ex (?) member of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Kings crown, so for either WW1 or WW2, the badge is made from darkened copper, with long pin firm to back. No maker mark.
Australia Copper Shoulder Title A single copper shoulder title worn by the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces during WW1/WW2. Title is in OK to good condition, with some wear/polishing to front. Two copper looped lugs are present and firm to back. Note they are slightly bent (inwards), but may straighten if desired.
Australia Corps of Engineers Collar Badge - Brass & Enamel A rather worn and damaged collar badge to the Australian Corps of Engineers (pre WW1). Much wear/polishing to grenade to center, with brass a now dull/dark tone. Damage to red enamel circular wreath around the words "Corps of Engineers Australia". Two copper looped lugs, firm and original to back along with traces of gilt finish. No maker mark.
Australia Corps of Signals Collar Badge - 1930-42 A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Australian Corps of Signals. Some gilt remains to front of badge, but much dulling with age. Two pressed type brass lugs are firm to back along with the maker of "Orbuck".
Australia Ex-POW Association Badges x 18 A rather cool group of WW2 Returned from Active Service, Returned Servicemens Association and Ex-Prisoner of War Association badges to a Australian Serviceman. 12 of the 18 badges are attached via their pins, while six are sewn on (as they are fobs or have large buttonhole clips to back) onto 2 pieces of dark red/maroon cloth strips. They are as follows: - WW2 copper Returned from Active Service badge (with clip, which are really hard to find) - stamped to back A359561 - Ex-POW Western Australia Relatives Association - with Ex-POW R.A. and a small plaque attached with "L" (for Life Member?) - enamel and gilt metal - Numbered 2848 (no Clip) - Australian R.S.L (Returned Servicemens League) Enamel and gilt metal badge - has a 1996 paid membership plaque attached - Numbered V69053 (with Clip). - Kings Crown Victoria Ex-Prisoners of War Association badge - gilt metal and enamel - with clip - Kings Crown Victoria Ex-Prisoners of War Association badge with "Honorary Life Member" Title - gilt metal and enamel - with clip. - R.S.L Frankston key fob, with 1995 paid membership tag - gilt metal and enamel - note some small damage to enamel. Numbered 9055 to back. - P.O.W. 1973 National Reunion Western Australia Badge - Gilt metal and Enamel - Two Ex-Prisoner of War Adelaide 1977 National Re-Union Badges - metal and enamel - Ex-Prisoner of War Sydney 1981 National Re-Union Badge - metal and enamel - Two Ex-Prisoner of War Melbourne 1984 National Re-Union Badges - metal and enamel - Two Ex-Prisoner of War Queensland 1986 National Re-Union Badges - metal and enamel - Two Ex-Prisoner of War Bi-centennial 1988 National Re-Union Badges - metal and enamel - International Ex-Prisoner of War Adelaide 1993 National Re-Union Badge - metal and enamel - Ex-Prisoner of War Tasmania 1995 National Re-Union Badge - metal and enamel
Australia Field Artillery Cap Badge - 1900 to 1912 A single piece, copper cap badge to the Australian Field Artillery, and worn between 1900 to 1912. Some wear/polishing to front, which is now a dark tone in places. Two original or original period lugs to back (note two different sizes). No maker mark.
Australia H.M.A.S Cerberus Naval Tally Band A full length Australian Naval Tally Band to H.M.A.S Cerberus, which is the primary training base, located at Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, Victoria. Good color/condition to gold thread, and with only a couple of small staple holes to ribbon. Overall clean, but slightly faded, and could do with a iron (as its crumpled).
Australia H.M.A.S Vendetta Naval Tally Band A full length tally band to the Australian Naval ship H.M.A.S Vendetta. There have been two ships of this name which served with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). First was HMS Vendetta, which entered service during WW1 (1917) and entered service with the RAN in 1941, after the fall of Singapore. It was decommissioned and scuttled off Sydney Heads in 1948. The second H.M.A.S. Vendetta, which was one of three Daring class destroyers, built by Williamstown Naval Dockyard and entered service in 1958. It was deployed to the Far East Strategic Reserve on multiple occasions, and in 1965 and 1966, the destroyer undertook deterrence patrols during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation. It also did several runs escorting the troop transport HMAS Sydney to Vietnam. From late 1969 to early 1970 Vendetta was assigned to combat operations, and became the only Australian-built warship to serve in a shore bombardment role during the Vietnam War. In 1979 the ship was decommissioned and used as parts for her sister ship H.M.A.S Vampire. It was then sold for scrap in 1987. I would presume that the band is from the later ship, rather than the WW2 version. Condition is good, with some slight tarnishing to gold thread. 4 small holes in band where two nails/pins have held it on a display board. Overall condition good, but needs a iron as its a little crumpled. Rock and bell not included in sale.... ;-)
Australia H.M.A.S. Cerberus Naval Tally Band A modern made naval tally band for the Australian H.M.A.S. Cerberus, which is the Royal Australian Navy's primary training base, located adjacent to Crib Point on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. Good colour to gold bullion thread to front of band, which is full length, and does not appear to be cut. Two small holes, either side of title, in the black, would indicate it has been pinned to something for display or wear. Clean overall.
Australia H.M.A.S. Watson Naval Tally Band A full length, knotted Royal Australian Naval tally or hat band to H.M.A.S Watson, which is located at Sydney's South Head, and was commissioned as the Royal Australian Navy's Radar Training School on 14th March, 1945. Today, Watson is the RAN maritime warfare training establishment. Band appear to be a older type, with toning to gold bullion thread letters. No holes or tears, but it could do with a iron/flattening as it is creased due to storage.
Australia Iraq Handbook A small, pocket size (150x105mm) wire-bound hand book entitled "Iraq Handbook". Issued to all Australian Defense Personnel prior to their deployment in Iraq. This is dated 12th June 2006, and covers a variety of subjects a soldier needs to know on their first deployment, including Geography & Climate, History, Government & Politics, People, Iraq Armed Forces (includes run-down of insignia/rank), Cultural Norms, Infrastructure and Health. 65 pages of text (English), with some maps and diagrams. Overall condition is good, with some scuffs to plastic cover.
Australia Merchant Marine White Metal Button A single, large, white metal button, Australian made, to a Officer (?) in the Merchant Marine. Light wear to front, with some polishing to high-points. Brass fixed loop is firm to back. Nicely maker marked to " Stokes & Sons, Melb" to back.
Australia Metal and Cloth Slip-on National Title A modern(?) chrome metal Australia title and light khaki cloth slip-on shoulder title. Both are in great condition, but note that the metal title has been pushed through both sides of slip-on. Faint maker mark to back of metal title, which I can make out the "Melb" part.
Australia Metal Shoulder Title A single, copper WW1/WW2 shoulder title to the Australian Army. Light wear and a slight bend in the title. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back. A extremely faint maker mark to back, but I presume "Stokes & Sons", but very hard to make out.
Australia Militia Artillery Side Hat - 1930-42 A interwar cloth side hat to the Australian Artillery. Complete with brass cap badge and two kings crown Australian Military Forces gilt brass buttons. Hat is in OK condition, with MUCH mothing to blue material, yellow piping and red peak. Some holes to both sides of cap. Inside, is a dull red liner, grubby, but with the mans service number of "428251", and also a faint "7" for size. On both sides, under the lining are two hooks, for the chinstrap which is now missing. Comes with a pension statement to a Mrs E Craber, and invitation to a "United Services Institute of New South Wales" luncheon, addressed to a "Captain H. W. Craber". Please note the condition of the hat... it is severely mothed, yet rather scarce as Militia period Australian items are rarely seen.
Australia National Flag Shoulder Badge A 1990's/2000's cloth shoulder badge to the Australian Armed Forces. It depicts to front the Australian flag and the word "AUSTRALIA" on a DPM background. In back is black velcro. Slight wear/grubbiness to front.
Australia NSW Early ANZAC Day Remembrance Pin/Badge A small button pin badge, depicting the New South Wales coat of arms and the title "ANZAC, Remembrance Day" (which is the 25th of April, and remembers when members of the Australian and New Zealand Armed Forces stormed the beaches at Gallipoli on the 25th of April 1915. The date now also represents a day to remember all other conflicts which the Australians and New Zealanders have fought since). Badge is in OK condition, with a slight dink/dent to front. Some surface rust to back, otherwise small, bent pin is still present to back.
Australia Post 1902 Australian Engineers Collar A single piece, darkened brass collar badge to the Australian Engineers Corps. Worn between 1902 to 1912, badge is in good, but slightly worn condition. Both looped lugs are firm and original to back, but one is just slightly bent to one side.
Australia Post WW2 (1949) Rising Sun Cap Badge - Brass A single piece, dark toned brass cap badge to the Australian Military Forces in Kings Crown. This badge, though issued, was not widely worn (most carried on wearing the Kings crown version with the motto "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces") so is slightly harder to get. Some polish wear and patches of verdi gris to front (which should come off with a light clean). Two copper looped lugs to back. Note that they are bent upwards, but a loop holes is still present and a pin will fit through. Marker marked to back "Amor Sydney".
Australia Pre-WW1/WW1 Commonwealth Button - Edward VII x 3 Three brass tunic/jacket buttons to the Pre-WW1/WW1 Australian Commonwealth. All three have the Edward VII Cypher to center, below a kings crown. All three (1 x 25mm and 2 x 16mm) are made by "Stokes & Sons, Melb". All have their shanks to back, but note one of the small buttons is very worn and dark toned.
Australia RAAF WW2 Era Bakelite Tunic Buttons (x36) A selection of 36 bakelite WW2 era, King Crowned tunic buttons in three sizes (25mm, 23mm and 17mm) to the RAAF or Royal Australian Air Force. All are in good/sound condition with a few scuffs or abrasions to front surface. All have a brass looped lug to back, except for one which has a integrated loop in bakelite. They are marked to back, with a symbol which looks like a "A" and then a letter or sequence of letters and numbers which changes to the back of each button (die run/batch letter?).
Australia Rising Sun Cap Badge - Gilt Metal A modern day gilt coloured cap badge to the Australian Army. It features the iconic Rising Sun, surrounding a Queens Crown, with the words "The Australian Army" in bottom banner. Solid to back, with two shortened clutch pins firm with their clutches. Note cracks to top "rays" to front. Two are slightly bent backwards. No maker mark.
Australia Rising Sun Mother of Perl Collar Badge A hand made, Mother of Perl (Shell) badge in the shape of a Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge, and is collar size. OK to crude detail to front, this type of badges was purportedly worn also by Australian Nurses. No evidence of ever having a catch or broach fitting to back. There is a small dot of red paint to back, which should clean if desired.
Australia Royal Australia Regiment Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar badge to the Royal Australia Regiment. Light wear to front, with much of the gilt finish remaining. Two lugs firm to back.
Australia Royal Australian Army Service Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Australian Army Service Corps - Queens crown. Light wear to high-points, with much of the gilt finish to front remaining. Two looped lugs firm to back in a North/South configuration.
Australia Royal Australian Artillery (Siege Brigade) Collar Badge A single, darkened (Oxidised) collar badge to the Royal Australian Artillery (Siege Brigade). Worn 1930 to 1942. Light wear to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. Stamped marker mark to "Stokes" to back of crown.
Australia Royal Australian Artillery Collar Badge A single piece, darkened copper collar badge to the Post 1901 Royal Australian Artillery Regiment. Light wear to front finish, with only one original looped lug to back (bottom, top is missing).
Australia Royal Australian Artillery Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Royal Australian Artillery. Worn 1930 to 1942. Much toning and wear to front of badge, with sadly no lugs to back (you can see the stumps only). Priced accordingly. No maker mark.
Australia Royal Australian Infantry Corps Collar Badge A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps - Brass collar badge pair, Kings crown, and worn from 1948 to 1953. Light wear to gilt finish, with much remaining. Two copper looped lugs to back, in a North/South configuration. No maker mark.
Australia Royal Australian Infantry Corps Collar Badge - Pair A not quiet matching pair of bi-metal collar badges to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps (worn post 1960). Two piece, with separate white metal blade to bayonet, both have light wear to front. To back, one has lugs in a north/south config (and are pinched closed to form points) and the other in a east/west configuration. There is a maker mark to one (north/south lugs), but I can't make it out.
Australia Royal Australian Medical Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Australian Medical Corps (Queens Crown). Slight wear to gilt finish to front on raised high-points, with a tone spot on right ray (when viewed from front) and back. Badge has two long looped lugs firm to back.
Australia Royal Australian Medical Corps Hat - Queens Crown Badged A modern Australian Defence Forces Hat to a member of the Royal Australian Medical Corps. Gilt metal, Queens crown cap badge to front, attached to a khaki layered Puggaree. To folded side is the current Queens Crown, rising sun badge to the Australian Army, while the other, has a unit flash of White over Green. Inside is a maker mark of " Akubra 2001, 59 (Broadarrow), Made in Australia". The hat comes with chin-strap, whose buckles have a touch of verdi gris, but should clean. There is also a paper label inside, to the owners name, which will be passed on to new owner. Overall a clean, and issued hat, slightly dusty due to storage, but all stitching complete. Hook which holds side up is also in good working order. Please contact me for postage to your location, as though this is a light hat, its a difficult shape, so will need to be boxed to ensure safe arrival.
Australia Royal Australian Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Australian Regiment (Queens Crown). Light wear to finish to front, with just a touch of polishing on Roo's head. To back are two looped lugs, firm and original to back. Maker marked to "Bertram Bros" to back of Roo.
Australia Royal Australian Regiment Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Australian Infantry Regiment. Note polishing deliberately to "Skippy" the kangaroo on front, while the rest of the badge has light wear to high points of gilt. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Australia Royal Australian Regiment Collar Badge - Single A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the Royal Australian Regiment (Queens Crown). Light wear to finish to front, with two looped lugs firm and original to back in a East/West config. No maker mark. Note Roo is facing to the right, so worn on the right side.
Australia Royal Victoria Regiment Cap Badge - Post 1960 A single piece, anodised aluminium cap badge to the Australian Royal Victoria Regiment. Two tone aluminium, with gold crown (QE2) above crossed rifles and a bottom scroll with the words "Victoria". In silver colour is the roman numeral "V". Light wear to front, but sadly both pins to back are broken off (their round bases can still be seen). Someone has also scratched the back of the crown. Maker mark to lower back of "Stokes, Melb".
Australia Signals Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt brass and white metal cap badge which is in two parts ( crown separate from badge) on its original backing plate to the Australian Corps of Signals. Light wear/tarnish to white metal, while all three looped lugs are firm to back.
Australia WW1 Artillery Badge - Gilt Brass A WW1 era gilt brass cap badge to the Australian Artillery. Much wear to gilt finish, and some minor polishing to brass on front. Only two out of the three copper looped lugs present to back. Top lugs (behind crown) have been neatly cut off.
Australia WW1 Artillery Badge - Gilt Brass A WW1 Era Gilt Brass Cap badge to the Australian Artillery. Good condition to front and back, with little to no wear to gilt. Three copper looped lugs present to back. No marker mark.
Australia WW1 Artillery Badge - Gilt Brass A WW1 era gilt brass Cap Badge to the Australian Artillery. Much wear to gilt finish to front and some polishing/oxidation to brass itself. Three copper looped lugs to back, but I would say they are replacements and NOT original. They are soldered rather than brazed.
Australia WW1 Artillery Badge - Oxidised Brass A WW1 Era Australian Artillery Cap badge in Oxidised brass. Slight rubbing to finish on high-points to darkened finish. Three looped lugs to back, but not one is a replacement (bottom left, when viewed from back.... its thinner than the other two). No maker name/mark to back.
Australia WW1 Badge - Volunteered for Active Service, But Medically Unfit. A round, silvered metal badge issued from 1915 to 1919 to Australian Citizens who had volunteered for Service during WW1, but for reasons certified by a Doctor, were classed as Medically Unfit. Issued by the Australian Government, I presume to prevent "White Feather" incidents, the badge depicts the Australian Coat of Arms, with "Volunteered for Active Service" around the outside, and "Medically Unfit" at base. It then has a "Issued by the Department of Defence" on the inside, by the Arms. Two copper looped lugs, firm and original to back, along with the stamped number of "56651". Badge in good, toned/uncleaned condition.
Australia WW1 era Pin/Badge - ANZAC Day A small pin/badge commemorating ANZAC Day (25th of April) and the landings at Gallipoli by the Australian, New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), along with other Allied forces. Gold coloured edged pin, with a silhouette of a Australian "Digger" with slouched hat and Bugle, against a yellow/red sky/background. Pin is in OK condition to front, with some staining to edge, plating as worn from back, and bent pin is missing (though easily replaced with a modern pin if desired).
Australia WW1 Pin/Badge - Fight as Freemen, Not as Conscripts - Vote No A superb, small, round pin/badge from Australia during WW1 stating "Fight as Freemen, Not as Conscripts, Vote No". At the outbreak of WW1 Australia had more than enough volunteers to meet Army demands. By 1916 though, as the conflict continued and causalities mounted, numbers began to fall. The Australia Prime Minister at the time, Billy Hughes, called for a referendum to introduce conscription into the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). The Australian people voted NO on 28th of Oct 1916 and again (with a larger majority) to NO on the 20th of Dec 1917. It caused much political debate and fallout at the time within Australia, who was only one of 3 countries (India and South Africa also) who partook in WW1 and did not introduce conscription. This badge would have been worn by one of the majority who said no. Condition is good, with slight yellowing to front, and dulling/fading of red. Hooked pin is present to back, and works. Around the edge is a make mark of "Auth & Manf A.W Patrick, 40 Rae St, Fitzroy, T G R & Co, Print 203 King St, Melb".
Australia WW1 Pin/Badge -Reinforcements Day - Tasmainia 1917 A small pin/badge to promote recruitment in WW1 in the Australian State of Tasmania in 1917. Badge is in good condition, with colour remaining to front. Bent pin to back is in good working order. Wear to silver plate to back of badge. No maker mark.
Australia WW1 Rising Sun Cap Badge A WW1 era (?) darkened brass cap badge to the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Light wear to front, with some polishing to high-points (now a darkened tone). Two copper looped lugs to back, which are slightly flattened in shaped (but still have room for a pin to fit). Sadly no marker mark.
Australia WW1 Rising Sun Collar Badge A single piece, copper collar badge to a member of the WW1 AIF (Australian Imperial Force). Light wear to front high-points, with two original copper looped lugs, firm to back. No maker mark.
Australia WW1 Rising Sun Collar Badge - Brass A Australian AIF collar badge in darkened brass. Badge is in good condition, with some wear/polishing to high-points to front. Both copper looped lugs are present to back. No maker mark.
Australia WW1 Rising Sun Hat Badge A single piece, copper cap badge to the WW1 AIF (Australian Imperial Force). Badge has been recently cleaned (by me, it was in a sad state), and should darken with time. Saying that, light wear to front, with two original copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. Maker marked to "Stokes & Sons, Melbourne".
Australia WW1 Shoulder Title A single, copper shoulder title to a member of the WW1 AIF (Australian Imperial Force). Some wear/polishing to front, with two brass looped lugs firm and original to back. Faint maker mark to bottom edge of "Stokes & Sons, Melbourne".
Australia WW1 Veterans Travel Pass - Dated 1980 A unusual item, a coaster/beer mat to the Caulfield RSL (Returned Servicemen's League - located in Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria) with a WW1 Veterans Travel pass or fob, glued to back. The pass is numbered 309 and dated 1980. Its made from enameled metal, with the beer mat, being of stiff cardboard. Condition is OK, with some folds/creases to mat and yellowing to glue around fob. Note the mat has been cut, presumably to fit in your pocket, on two sides. The RSL phone number has also been written in pen, a number of times on the mat.
Australia WW1/WW2 20mm Copper Military Forces Buttons x 3 Three slightly different 20mm, copper "Australia Military Forces" buttons, worn by Army Personnel. All three have some darkened finish still to front, depicting a Kings crown, above the outline of Australia. All have their shanks/loops to back, with "Stokes & Sons, Melb", "P J King PTY, Melb" and "K C Luke Pty Ltd, Melb" to back as marker marks.
Australia WW1/WW2 AIF Copper Buttons (x6) A selection of 3 sizes of darkened copper WW1 and WW2 buttons to the Australian AIF (Australian Imperial Forces). A number of different manufacturers to back. All have their wire loop in place. Some polished, or with little darkened finish to front. One is also a little flattened/squashed.
Australia WW1/WW2 AIF Rising Sun Cap Badge A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the Australian Imperial Forces or AIF. Slight wear to darkened finish to front. with a touch of verdi gris to bottom scroll. Two copper looped lugs firmly brazed to back. Maker mark to around the back base of rays to "Stokes & Sons, Melbourne".
Australia WW1/WW2 Australia Shoulder Title A single, darkened copper shoulder title to the Australian Imperial Commonwealth Military Forces. Worn during both World Wars. Some wear to darkened finish to front, and title is slightly bent. Two copper looped lugs firm to back. No makers mark.
Australia WW1/WW2 Australian Military Forces Buttons x6 A selection of 4 different sized buttons to the Australian Military Forces. All are brass, with two at 16mm (1 x Stokes & Son, 1 x K C Luke), one at 18mm (with Established 1763 to back), one at 20mm (Stokes and Sons), two at 25mm (one is not marked to back, but the other says A J Parkes, Brisbane). All are polished, with some wear and toning to front.
Australia WW1/WW2 Rising Sun Collar Badge A darkened brass collar badge to the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. 97% of darkened finish remains to front and back, with just a slight patch of wear to crown in center. Both D shaped loops are firm to back. There doesn't appear to be a maker mark to back. Comes with steel split-pin.
Australia WW1? Rising Sun Sweethearts Collar Badge A gilt colored collar badge to the AIF (Australian Imperial Force). Unsure what date this badge is, but it has a earlier type pin and hinge attachment to the back, which you normally associate with WW1 Sweethearts badges. Some wear to gilt to front. Otherwise pin, hook and hinge present and in good order to back. The old lug posts can clearly be seen from the back.
Australia WW2 Artillery Badge - Gilt Brass A 1930-42 era Gilt brass cap badge to the Australian Artillery. Gilt finish has dulled to front which also has light polishing to high-points. Much gilt still remains to back along with three pressed type looped lugs. Maker mark to "AREDSEN MELB" to back of wheel rim.
Australia WW2 Artillery Badge - Oxidised Brass A 1930-42 era Australian Artillery Cap badge in oxidised finish. Sadly been fiddled with, and with three replacement lugs to back. Shiny appearance overall. Maker marked to "ARENDENS, MELB" to back of wheel rim.
Australia WW2 era Australia Shoulder Titles x 2 A matching pair of WW2 era copper "Australia" shoulder titles, worn by Australian Army personnel. Both are of a darkened tone to front, with a pair of copper wire looped lugs firm and original to each. No maker mark.
Australia WW2 Era Rising Sun Army Collar Badge A nice strike of a WW2 era copper collar badge to the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Some light wear to darkened finish to front of badge, mainly to high-points. To back are two copper looped lugs, firm and original. A very faint "K C Luke" marker mark can be seen just above the crown to the back of the badge.
Australia WW2 Mark III Army Compass A superb WW2 Military compass made and issued to Australian Officers/Men during WW2. This example is made by "J.W. Handley, Melb, Australia" and is dated 1942 to back. It is also Broadarrow marked with "D.D" (Defence Department), plus a smaller arrow and the number "132". Serial number is "No 1856". All this is to the base, within the red rubber cushion (please note the ring holder is stuck to the rubber due to age/time... this may be removed, but may also damage the rubber underneath when doing so). Under the compass cover, the dial and glass are in good, undamaged condition, with a large amount of clear liquid present. Slight oxidation to paint and brass cover where you lift/place your fingers to open the cover. Overall good condition with some minor wear to black paint finish. The glass to the cover is also in good condition/no breaks Compass is contained within a 1937 Pat Webbed ammo pouch, which has the faint owners name of "C.M. Walker" on side and top. The pouch has had extra material sewn inside to provide padding for the compass. There is a faint manufacturing mark to top, inside, but too faint now to read. Pouch overall is in grubby condition, with the flap poper to front now gone, and the two brass clips to back, oxidised. Sold as a historical item only. The compass does work/point north, but I am no expert, so cannot certify complete going order.
Australia WW2 Paybooks & Drivers Licence To NX155757 Kenneth Cronin A neat little group of two paybooks and a drivers licence to Pte NX155757 Kenneth Cronin of the Royal Australian Signals. Brown book starts from his joining camp on the 7th Dec 1942 (it notes his Attestation was 25-02-1942) and that he was aged 20 on enlistment, till its completed 8-2-1945. Yellow book then carries on until his discharge in October 1946. It also has a photo of him in the back of it. Drivers licence is dated 26th of June 1946 and is issued to him with the rank of Signalman. He is confirmed on the Australian WW2 Roll of Honor here: http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=A&VeteranId=261635 But I see they have spelt his name wrong and also list his date of joining as 30th Aug 1943.... which is not what his paybook says. Last unit served was the 66th Wireless Section. Worth further research. Note condition of first paybook (brown), with much creasing and dirt.
Australia WW2 RAAF Officers Shoulder Strap Eagle with Kings Crown A 3 piece, darkened copper eagle and crown insignia, worn on the upper portion of a shoulder strap of a Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Insignia set is in good condition, with slight wear to darkened finish to high points. The crown is NOT marked to back, but at the base of eagles tale is the mark of "K C Luke, Melb". All three thread posts to back are in good condition, along with original backing plate and three hex brass nuts.
Australia WW2 Rising Sun Cap Badge - Copper A copper Cap badge to the 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force). Only one lug to back, and a very faint maker mark to "NDSEN" (Something) "MELB". Overall good condition to front, with light wear.
Australia WW2 Rising Sun Collar Badge A nice strike, of a WW2 era Rising Sun collar badge, worn by the Australian Military Forces. Darkened copper, with about 20% of finish still remaining to front. Much finish to back, along with two original copper looped lugs and the maker mark of "K C Luke, Melb".
Australia WW2 Rising Sun Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of Rising Sun collar badges worn by the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during WW1 and WW2. Collar badges are in great condition, with just a slight touch of wear to front finish. Both have two copper looped lugs to back and the marker mark of "Stokes & Son, Melb".
Australia WW2 Rising Sun Collar Badge - Unfinished A copper metal stamping, which is unfinished/cut of a WW2 era collar badge to the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Badge front is in good order, with just a couple of patches of verdi gris. To back, is a very faint Melbourne maker mark (I can just make out LB of "MELB"). No lugs of course.
Australia WW2 Royal Australian Engineer Collar Badge - Pair A pair of darkened collar badges to the WW2 Royal Australian Engineers. Both collars are in good condition, with light wear to front. Both have two D shaped lugs in a North/South config. Both are faintly marked "Miller, SYD" to back of ball of grenade.
Australia WW2 SALT - Army Education Journal - Vol 11, No. 12 11th Feb 1946 A superb booklet produced by the Australian Army Education Corps, and presumably give out to the troops. 64 pages, with stories, drawings, maps and some photo's covering a diverse range of topics including Politics (China Asks Why, Whats happening in Australia at the time), Science (Atom Control), letters to the magazine from troops in the field, puzzles and awards (VC to a Australian Solder). Booklet is in good condition, with some toning and spotting due to age and storage. A good read of views of the time.
Australia WW2 SALT - Army Education Journal - Vol 11, No. 6 19th Nov 1945 A superb booklet produced by the Australian Army Education Corps, and presumably give out to the troops. 64 pages, with stories, drawings, maps and some photo's covering a diverse range of topics including Politics (White Australia, Local stories of what is happening in Australia at the time), Crafts (toys for the kids, you can make yourself), letters to the magazine from troops in the field, puzzles and awards (The Africa Star). Booklet is in OK condition. Front cover is detached and fragile. Some toning and spotting due to age and storage. A good read of views of the time.
Australia WW2 Warrant Officers Wrist/Arm Band A brass and leather wrist or Armband to a Australian Warrant Officer (with Kings crown - so pre1952). Badge is in good, but toned condition, with slight wear to front. Leather band is supple, with popper fitting in great working condition. Just some wear to the silver plate on the dome. Back of popper is marked "Hold Fast, Australia" ? The first few letters are very hard to see.
Australian Air Force Association Button-Hole Badge A gilt metal and enamel button-hole badge to the Air Force Association. Kings crown, with separate eagle to front, the badge is in great condition, with just a slight chip to the light blue enamel in bottom scroll, by the word "AIR". To back, the white metal hook is firm and originally attached, with the membership number of "814", and the Australian maker mark of "K C Luke, Melb".
Australian Army Aviation (AAAvn) Corps Cap Badge A single piece, white metal/chrome cap badge to the Australian Army Aviation (AAAvn) Corps. Light wear to front, with two clutch pins firm to back. Maker marked to "Swann & Hudson" to back.
Australian Ex POW Association Appeal Pin A small, gilt brass appeal pin to raise funds for the Ex Prisoners of War Association. Pin is in good condition, with now some tone to gilt finish to front. Long brass pin is firm and originally attached to back. No maker mark, and I presume Australian as it came with a number of Australian items.
Australian Rising Sun Cap Badge - Darkened Brass A WW1 era (?) darkened brass cap badge to the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Light wear to front, with some polishing to high-points (now a darkened tone). Two D shaped copper looped lugs are firm to back. Sadly no marker mark.
Australian Royal Australian Infantry Corps Cap Badge A single piece, large gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps (with Queens Crown). Some polishing to front and finish, with two copper looped lugs firm to North and South to back. Maker marked down the back of one Rifle to "Swan Hudson Frankston".
Australian Royal Australian Infantry Corps Cap Badge - Gilt A single piece, large gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps (with Queens Crown). Light wear to front and finish, with two copper looped lugs firm to back (though slightly pinched closed - a pin can still fit). Maker marked down the back of one Rifle to "K C Luke, Melb"
Australian WW1/WW2 Rising Sun Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 or WW2 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Some gilt finish still remains to front of badge, though this has dulled with age. To back are also traces of gilt and polish, along with two D shaped copper looped lugs. Sadly no maker mark. Badge is a little bent in places, but otherwise overall fine.
Australian WW1/WW2 Rising Sun Collar Badge A darkened brass collar badge to the WW1/WW2 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Some wear/polish to front detail, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "Stokes & Sons, Melbourne" to back.
Australian WW1/WW2 Rising Sun Collar Badge A single darkened brass collar badge worn in either WW1 or WW2 by members of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Some wear to front, with much of the darkened finish now polished off. To back, much remains along with two D shaped looped copper lugs.
Australian/Commonwealth Dress Tunic Buckle A three piece darkened copper tunic buckle worn by both Australian Armed Forces. No maker mark or date.
Austria Signvm Memoriae 1898 Medal & Ribbons A small group consisting of a 50th Anniversary medal of Emperor Franz Joseph reign (1898), plus three other ribbons of similar style. Medal is worn/polished to front & back, with a tone spot to back at 11 o'clock. All ribbons are slightly faded, but all have their metal hooks and eyelets intact.
Austro-Hungarian WW1 Gilt Brass Belt Buckle - Single Piece Type A large, single piece WW1 Imperial Austro-Hungarian Enlistedmans belt buckle in Gilt Brass. Buckle is in good, but slightly worn condition to front, with some polishing to double-headed eagle. Prong, prong bar and D shaped clip are in good working order to back,
Belgium - Carabiniers Cycle Regiment Cap/Beret Badge A Cap or Beret badge to the Belgium Carabiniers (Rifle) Cycle Regiment. Solid/heavy type, with un-fretted spokes. Silver wash with blank enamel inlay. Two brass loops to reverse. Condition good, with some wear to silver wash finish (both front and back), no damage to black enamel.
Belgium - Field Artillery Cap Badge A brass with silver wash Cap badge to the Belgium Field Artillery. Crossed cannon with a crown above, flaming grenade to center and the motto "Regis Ultima Ratio" on banner below. Wear to sliver wash to front, and top of crown is slightly bent backwards. Two looped lugs firm to back.
Belgium - Field Artillery Collar Badge Pair A pair of white metal collar badge to the Belgium Field Artillery. Not quite a matching pair, with one being of solid construction and the other die-stamped. Some wear to finish/high-points to front. One collar is also missing one looped lug from back.
Belgium - Souvenir/Sweethearts Badge of Brussels. A silver plated brass and gold (?) Souvenir or Sweethearts Badge of Brussels. It features 3 Swallows over a banner with the word "BRUXELLES". The letters appear to be gold, while the badge was silver plated (which has turned a dark tone), which is worn and showing the brass through. Pin, hook and hinge in good working order. No military connection, but these type of badges were popular with the Allied troops during and after WW1 as souvenir of where they were/fought and were given to loved ones at home.
Belgium WW2 Era Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Belgium Royal Army Service Corps. Much of gilt finish has dulled/worn away. Touch of verde gris to bottom of wheel to front, and larger patches to back. Missing bottom wire looped lug.
Belgium WW2 Era Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) Collar Pair A matching pair of Collar badges to the Belgium Royal Army Service Corps (RASC). Both are single piece, gilt brass with two wire looped lugs firm to back. Some dulling/wear to finish and surface at front.
Britain The Border Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the British Border Regiment. Light wear/polishing to highlights to front, with brass slider firm to back. Also has piece of red material to center back.
British 10th Royal Hussars Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British 10th Royal Hussars Regiment. Some polish wear to plume feathers and crown to center, with long brass slider firm to back.
British 10th Royal Hussars Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two tone anodised aluminum cap badge to the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment. Badge is in good condition, with long slider firm to back. Maker mark of "Firmin London" to back.
British 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Polished wear to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs to back.
British 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) Regt Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) Regiment. Dulling and light wear to gilt finish, with long brass slider firm to back.
British 12th Royal Lancers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 12th Royal Lancers Regiment Cap Badge. Light wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British 12th Royal Lancers Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the 12th Royal Lancers. Polished to front, but with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British 13th/18th Hussars Regiment Shoulder Title A gilt brass shoulder title for the 13th/18th Hussars Regiment. Light wear to front, with 2 hex type lugs firm (but slightly bent outwards) to back. Maker marked to "Firmin London".
British 13th/18th Royal Hussars Regt Staybrite Cap and Collar Badge A single piece, gold tone anodised aluminum cap and collar to the 13th/18th Roayl Hussars Regiment. Both badges are in good condition, but note the difference in tone in color between the cap and collar. Cap has a long slider to back with the maker mark "J R Gaunt London".
British 14th Kings Hussars Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 14th Kings Hussars Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front, with long brass slider to back.
British 14th Regiment of Foot Button A single, gilt brass button to the British 14th Regiment of Foot. It depicts a Panther with the titles "India" above and "Waterloo" below. Some gilt finish remains to front, with sadly loop fitting missing from back. Maker marked to "P TAIT & Co LIMERICK".
British 16th Queens Lancers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 16th The Queens Lancers, with Kings crown. Crossed lances with bi-metal pennants, with a white metal 16, brass crown and white metal banner with the words "The Queens Lancers" to bottom. Long brass slider to back with the maker mark "Firmin London". One lance tip slightly bent, and some polishing to front.
British 16th The Queens Lancers Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two tone anodised aluminum cap badge to the 16th The Queens Lancers. Badge is in good condition, with a minor bend to one lance tip. Long slider to back is firm and has the marker mark of "Dowler Birmingham".
British 18th (Queen Marys Own) Royal Hussars Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the 18th (Queen Marys Own) Royal Hussars Regiment. Slight wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot Victorian Button A large, steel (?) tunic button to the British 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot. Much wear to front, but bar and button wire still present and in good condition to back. Maker marked to "P Tait & Co, Limerick" to back.
British 1920's Naval Ship Pin Badges (x2) Two small, printed on tin pin badges showing two types of British (?) Naval vessels. One depicts a Cruiser (with the word "Cruiser" on a blue background), while the other shows a Aircraft Carrier (with that on a green background). Both badges have some wear to painted surface to front, while to back, both have a pin still present, held on by solder.
British 1st Cambridge Rifle Volunteer Corps White Metal Pouch Belt Badge A large, darkened, cast white metal pouch badge to the 1st Cambridge Rifle Volunteer Corps. Polish wear to front, with now a dark tone overall. Two long white metal screw posts to back (missing nuts). Worn circa 1880's.
British 1st Royal Dragoons Shoulder Title A single piece, brass, shoulder title to the 1st Royal Dragoons Regiment. Polished wear to front with two hex type, flat brass lugs firm to back.
British 28th Territorial Battalion, London Regiment Shoulder Title A two piece, brass shoulder title to the 28th Territorial Battalion, London Regiment. Toned polished finish to front, with 3 copper D shaped lugs firm to back.
British 3 Bar Crimea Medal J Poundall. 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade A Crimea War campaign medal to J Poundall, of the 2nd Batallion, The Rifle Brigade. Three bars attached for "Sebastopol", "Inkermann" and "Alma". Medal is officially impressed to rim with the details of "J. POUNDALL. 2nd BATn. RIFLES." Light wear overall, with some dirt/tarnish to surface. There is a ding at about 5 O'Clock to edge. Some remnants of polish to bars, which are all firmly affixed to medal suspension bar. Length of ribbon looks to be a replacement.
British 3rd Carabiniers Regiment Cap Badge - Chrome A chromed metal cap badge to the 3rd Carabiniers Regiment. Light wear overall, with chromed slider firm to back. Old sellotape remnants to bottom of slider.
British 3rd The Kings Own Hussars Cap Badge - Cast Brass A all cast brass version of the British 3rd The Kings Own Hussars cap badge. Ok detail to front, with two thick, brass looped lugs cast into the badge at the back. WW2 Middle East manufacture? No maker mark.
British 4th Queen’s Own Hussars Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars Regiment. Light wear to front, with long brass slider, firm to back.
British 4th Territorial Battalion, North Lancashire Regt Shoulder Title A WW1 two piece brass shoulder title to the 4th Territorial Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Three copper lugs to back, but please NOTE, all three have been squeezed shut to form points/pins I presume for display purposes. Polishing to front, and a tone spot on the number "4".
British 52nd Lowland Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two piece, sliver toned anodised aluminum cap badge to the 52nd Lowland Regiment. Light wear to front with two lugs firm to back.
British 5th (Princess of Wales's) Dragoon Guards Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 5th(Princess of Wales's) Dragoon Guards. Light wear to front, with some of the gilt now worn/dulled with age. Brass slider to back is firm.
British 5th Battalion City Of London Regiment Shoulder Title A 2 piece, darkened brass shoulder title to the 5th Battalion City Of London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade). All of the darkened finish has been polished off to front, with much of it remaining to back. Only 2 of the three flat, hex type lugs are present/firm to back.
British 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Regiment Shoulder Title A bi-metal shoulder title to the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards Regiment. Light wear to front, with 2 copper looped lugs firm to back.
British 5th Territorial Battalion Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Shoulder Title A 2 piece, brass shoulder title to the 5th Territorial Battalion Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Polished wear to front, with only 2 of the 3 copper looped lugs to back (top lug missing). Note one lug is also crushed closed.
British 5th Territorial Battalion Norfolk Regiment Shoulder Title A 2 piece, brass shoulder title to the 5th Territorial Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Dark tone to front, with three D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British 65th Regiment of Foot Helmet Plate - Relic A rather cool, but sadly relic condition Helmet plate to the 65th Regiment of Foot (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding). The HP dates around 1860 and came out of New Zealand, which fits as the Regiment was stationed in NZ at the time and saw action in the Second New Zealand Wars, in the in the First Taranaki War of 1860 to 1861 and then the Waikato campaign of 1863 to 1864. The HP has been buried for some time, and is a dark tone overall. It is flat and has lost all lugs to back. There are also a number of cracks to it, and the crown has been soldered/re-attached at some stage in the past, and someone has drilled a hole in the top for hanging/display purposes. A number of the ray tips are also missing. a interesting and genuine piece.
British 6th Territorial Battalion Essex Regiment Shoulder Ttile A two piece, brass shoulder title to the 6th Territorial Battalion Essex Regiment. Dull toned polished wear to front, with 3 D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. Note top lug behind the "T" is bent sideways, but still with room for a pin to fit.
British 70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot Button A single, what appear to be brass button to the 70th Regiment of Foot. It is in dug up condition, with a grey-brown colour overall (so has been buried in the soil at some stage in the past). Good detail to front despite this. Still has bar to back (though pitted). Maker mark of "Smith Kemp & Wright, E & W, Patent, Birmingham" to back. Came out of New Zealand, where they were based during the New Zealand Wars of 1845-1866.
British 7th (Queens Own) Hussars Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the 7th (Queens Own) Hussars. Bright polished wear to front, with two, flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment Cap Badge A darkened bronze colored Cap badge to the 7th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment. Light wear to high-points to front, with a long blackened brass slider firm to back.
British 7th Dragoon Guards Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the 7th Dragoon Guards. Light wear/polishing to front, with two (slightly bent) copper looped lugs to back.
British 7th Gurkha Rifle Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver tone anodised aluminium cap badge to the 7th Gurkha Rifle Regiment. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. Both lugs are firm to back.
British 7th Gurkha Rifles Regiment Shoulder Title A darkened brass shoulder title to the British 7th Gurkha Rifles Regiment. Light wear to front of title, with two large looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
British 7th Queens Own Hussars Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 7th Queens Own Hussars Regiment. Light wear to front, with a dulling of gilt finish overall. Long brass slider firm to back.
British 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars Regiment. Light wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British 9th-12th Lancers Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two piece anodised aluminum Cap Badge to the 9th-12th British Lancers Regiment. Silver colored to center plumes and crown, while with a background of gold colored crossed Lances, Queens Crown (QE2) and bottom scroll of IX - XII. Maker marked to back of long slider " J R Gaunt London". Condition excellent overall.
British Air Gunners Sleeve Badge - Brass A British Air Gunners qualification sleeve badge in gilt brass. Much of the gilt finish has been polished/worn from the front (some remains to back). Only two of the three copper looped lugs is now attached to the back. Note tip of one wing bent upwards and some remnants of polish in grooves of feathers.
British Anodised Regiment/Corps Buttons (10) no. 1 A group of 10 British Regimental or Corps buttons, all gold anodised and roughly 23 to 25mm in size. All have loops, all are different and some have a maker mark to back. A small amount of wear/scuffs to front.
British Anodised Regiment/Corps Buttons (10) no. 2 A group of 10 British Regimental or Corps buttons, all gold or silver anodised and roughly 23 to 25mm in size. All have loops, all are different and some have a maker mark to back. A small amount of wear/scuffs to front.
British Anodised Regiment/Corps Buttons (10) no. 3 A group of 10 British Regimental or Corps buttons, all gold or silver anodised and roughly 23 to 25mm in size. All have loops, all are different and some have a maker mark to back. A small amount of wear/scuffs to front.
British Anodised Regiment/Corps Buttons (10) no. 4 A group of 10 British Regimental or Corps buttons, all gold or silver anodised and roughly 23 to 25mm in size. All have loops, all are different, and have a maker mark to back. A small amount of wear/scuffs to front.
British Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regiment. Polished to front, with two flat brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Argyll And Sutherland Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, large white metal cap badge to the Argyll And Sutherland Regiment. Light wear to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Argyll And Sutherland Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, large white metal cap badge to the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment. some wear/polishing to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Argyll And Sutherland Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A large anodised aluminum Cap badge to the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment. Badge is in good condition with little wear to front. Two looped anodised aluminum lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
British Argyll And Sutherland Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, large anodised aluminium cap badge to the Argyll And Sutherland Regiment. Light wear to front, with two looped lugs firm, but squashed (one sideways) to back. Still with enough room for a pin.
British Army Catering Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, brass cap badge to the Army Catering Corps. Some wear to front, with much of the gilt finish dulled with age. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Army Catering Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, brass cap badge to the Army Catering Corps. Some wear/polishing to front, with long brass slider firm to back, but has been clipped at the end.
British Army Catering Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, brass cap badge to the Army Catering Corps. Some wear/polishing to front, with long brass slider firm to back. No maker mark.
British Army Dental Corps Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the British Army Dental Corps. A darkened finished badge to front, with light wear. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Army Dental Corps Shoulder Title A single brass shoulder title to the Army Dental Corps. Dulled polished wear to front, with only one of 2 D shaped copper looped lugs to back. Remaining lug is slightly bent.
British Army Education Corps Cap Badge - First Type A nice, gilt brass cap badge to the British Army Education Corps. Much dulling to gilt finish to front, with some traces of old polish overall. To back, is a long brass slider, firm and original. Some oxidation to finish, otherwise no maker mark.
British Army Educational Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Army Educational Corps. Slight wear to front, with gilt finish dulling. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Army Ordnance Corps Shoulder Title A single, brass shoulder title to the British Army Ordnance Corps. Polish wear to front, with title having a coat of lacquer applied. Two flat, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Army Pay Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British Army Pay Corps. Light wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Army Pay Corps Pouch Badge A large brass pouch badge to the Army Pay Corps (A.P.C). Light polished wear to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Army Service Corps Shoulder Title - Bronze A small, slightly bent, bronze colored shoulder title to the British Army Service Corps. Slight wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Army Service Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A near matching pair of brass shoulder titles to the British Army Service Corps. One has polished tone to front, while the other is dull. Both have two hex type lugs firm to back, but note one title has a broke lug (see photo's).
British Army Service Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of large brass shoulder titles to the British Army Service Corps. Not quite a matching pair in terms of lugs (one has looped lugs, the other hex). But look the same from the front, with light wear to surface and both have two lugs firm to back.
British Army Veterinary Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Army Veterinary Corps. Some polishing/wear to both white metal center and brass, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Auxiliary Territorial Service Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) Corps. wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British BAOR (British Army of the Rhine) Formation Shoulder Patch - Pair A pair of cloth shoulder patches to the post WW2 BAOR (British Army of the Rhine). A yellow embroidered sword on a red cross, surmounted on a blue shield. Both patches are in good condition, but with slight wear to front. Both have evidence of being removed/sewn to a tunic.
British Bedfordshire Regiment Cap Badge A b-metal cap badge to the Bedfordshire Regiment. Polished wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British Bedfordshire Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Bedfordshire Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two hex type, brass lugs firm to back.
British Berkshire Yeomanry Regt Button A large brass button to the Berkshire Yeomanry Regiment. Large dent to right side of crown (when viewed from the front), with some polish wear to high-points. Loop firm to back. Maker marked to "Hamburger & Co, London".
British Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) Regiment. Light wear to front, with 2 copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Boer War Diary to 6815 Corp C. E. Chapman - Royal Berkshire Volunteers A small, black leather bound diary for the year 1900, which has been written in (in pencil) by Service number 6815 - Corporal C. E. Chapman of the Royal Berkshire Volunteers. Majority of the entries are single line notations of life serving during the Boer War in South Africa. It covers his joining on the 2nd of Feb 1900, to then his voyage from Southhampton on the Friday 16th of March 1900, with the next two entries just saying "Sea Sick". He mentions events, like the death of a West Kent Regt man on the 28th of March, from Consumption (while at sea) and his burial the next day. Much of it is of every day life... he records when he gets mail (Newspapers and letters/parcels), what rations he gets (lots of Milk and Beef Tea), when he goes on and off Guard Duty.... but also events like going into the Trenches, parade, inspections and drill, when it rains, when the tent he is in gets flooded out, or a wall of his hut collapses... some entries also mention if they are expecting the Boers, sounds of Rifle fire and shells exploding near Bloemfontein (29th/30th of Oct 1900).... I believe towards the end of the diary he contracts Enteric Fever, and certainly notes the death of a Sergeant he knows from it, but starts to also spend time in convalescent camps. Just a superb item, with lots of detail. He continues to write in it up to Feb 1901. Please note condition. Its delicate, with some entries smudged (as its all written in pencil). Binding is firm, with only a few pages at the front (which have printed info on them) loose. Certainly worth further research, and a scarce item. Comes with a short length of pencil (broken), still contained within the front cover holder.
British Bridal Boss/Horse Breast Badge - George V A heavy, gilt brass Bridal Boss or Breast Badge (to go on a leather shield between the horses front legs) for a unit in the British Army. This is a generic type, worn by many units, and has a George V cypher to center (1910-1936). Some slight wear to front, but much gilt finish remains. To back, only one out of 4 brass tangs still remains, and this has a split to base. No maker mark.
British Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regt Cap Badge A broken, white metal cap badge to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment. Wear to front, and missing top right part of wreath (when viewed from front) and also a bottom piece of ribbon (though a small piece is there, bent backwards). Two brass looped lugs firm to back.
British Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regt Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment. Light wear to front, with two D shaped copper lugs firm to back.
British Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regt Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment. Some polishing/wear to front of badge, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regt Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver toned anodised aluminium cap badge to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regiment. Light wear to front, with two lugs firm to back.
British Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Sweethearts Badge A chromed metal bar broach to the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Broach consists of a Scottish Basket or Broadsword with a Cameronian Cap badge mounted on its blade. A small banner on the Badge reads "Scottish Rifles". No maker mark, and note pin is broken to back. Both Hook and hinge are still present.
British Cheshire Regiment Shoulder Title A single brass shoulder title to the Cheshire Regiment. Polished to front, with two hex type brass lugs to back.
British Cheshire Yeomanry Shoulder Title A 2 piece, brass shoulder title to the Cheshire Yeomanry. Dark tone to front, with light wear. Two out of 3 lugs to back, which are of the flat, brass, hex type.
British Christening Set - Grenadier Guards A rather neat Christening set in Pewter with handles in the shape of Grenadier Guards. It consists of a spoon and pusher, both of which are in OK condition, with some wear and toning to finish (which is toned with age). Both have the "EPNS" mark to the back of the Guardsmen, along with the "RD" or Registered Design number of "72304".
British Civil Defence Corps Pin/Lapel Badge A Gilt and Enamel lapel badge/pin to the British Civil Defence Corps. Pre-1953 (with Kings Crown), the Corps was established in 1949 to deal with major disasters, mainly the aftermath of a Nuclear War. It was stood down in Britain in 1968. Badge is in good order, with all gilt and enamel remaining to front (note just a slight darkened stain under red enamel of crown (left, when viewed from front). Hinge, hook and pin all in good working order to back. Maker marked to " Fattorini & Sons Ltd, Barr St, Bham".
British Coldstream Guards Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Coldstream Guards Regiment. Dull tone overall, with slight wear to front. A touch of verde gris to both front and back. Both copper looped lugs are firm to back (but slightly bent upwards).
British Compass Magnetic Marching Mark 1 A WW2 era black bakelite Marching compass issued to officers and men in the British forces. Marked to base "Compass, Magnetic Marching Mark 1" the compass has a Broadarrow mark, and the serial number of "B226618". There is a maker mark of "T.G. Co Ltd" as well. Inside both glass and dial/needle are in good working order, with no cracks or damage. Outside, on the case there are a few minor scratches and surface scuffs. D ring to outside of case is also in good working order. Sold as a historic item only. The needle does point north, but I am no expert on its full functionality, so sold as is.
British Comrades of the Great War - Lapel/Button-Hole Badge A small gilt brass and enamel lapel or button-hole badge to the British Comrades of the Great War Association. It was formed in 1917 to represent the rights of ex-servicemen and Women. It amalgamated in 1921, with three other organisations to form the British Legion. Badge is in good, but grubby condition. No chips to enamel, but a scratch or two, and a spot of verde gris to base of flag on lower front of badge. Button-hole hook is firm to back and has the membership number of "S 25607" stamped to back. Below is the maker mark of "Fatturini & Sons, Bradford".
British Corps of Military Police Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of cast brass shoulder titles to the Corps of Military Police. Light wear to front, with two small copper looped lugs firm to the back of each.
British Cunard Shipping Line Officers Bullion Kings Crown Cap Badge & Band A 1940's (?) era cloth and metal Cap badge and hat band to a Officer serving with the Cunard Shipping Line. Padded bullion thread badge with metal Lion holding a world to center, is in good, but toned condition. Note the Kings crown is complete, but tip is folded/bent backwards. Band is also in good clean condition, with no moth or tear damage.
British Devonshire Regiment Shoulder Title. A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Devonshire Regiment. Polished to front, with two hex type, flat brass lugs firm to back.
British Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Regt Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Regiment. Light wear to front, with a nice brass tapered slider firm to back. Has also a piece of red felt has a backing to badge.
British Durham Light Infantry Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, chromed (?) shoulder title to the Durham Light Infantry Regiment. Wear/polished to front, with two copper D shaped looped copper lugs to back. Lugs are slightly crushed/squashed, but still with room for a pin to fit.
British Durham Light Infantry Regt Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Regiment. Some polish wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British East Anglia Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece anodised aluminum cap badge to the East Anglia Regiment. Wear to front, with long slider firm to back.
British East Surrey Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal, 4 layered cap badge to the Easy Surrey Regiment. Wear/polishing to center, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Essex Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Essex Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Essex Yeomanry Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Essex Yeomanry Regiment. Dull polished wear to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British First Life Guards Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the First Life Guards Regiment (with GRV to center). Much gilt finish remains to badge, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British General Post Office Button - Kings Crown A large, darkened brass button to the General Post Office (GPO). Some wear to the front of the button, which now has a overall darkened tone. Looped to back is firm, with a "Crossed Swords" maker mark and "Made in England" in large letters.
British General Service Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the British General Service Corps. Light wear to front with long brass slider firm to back.
British General Service Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, cast brass shoulder title to the General Service Corps. Polished wear to front, with a break/fault at the bottom, between the "G" & "S". Only one original copper looped lug to back, along side a crudely soldered replacement.
British Glostershire Regiment Collar Badge A single brass collar badge to the Glostershire Regiment. Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Gloucestershire Regiment Cap Badges A single piece, white metal cap badge to the British Gloucestershire Regiment. Badge is in OK condition, with some toning to front and light polishing. To back is a original brass slider, clipped short. No maker mark.
British Gordon Highlanders Other Ranks Brass Button A large, brass button to the Gordon Highlanders. Slight wear to high-points to front, with loop in good condition to back. Makrer marked to "Firmin & Sons Ltd, London" to back.
British Gordon Highlanders Regiment Cap Badge A large white metal cap badge to the Gordon Highlanders. Light wear to front, with two long copper looped lugs to back, which are slightly bent.
British Gordon Highlanders Regiment Cap Badge A large white metal cap badge to the British Gordon Highlanders Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front, with two copper looped lugs to back, which are slightly bent. No maker mark.
British Grenadier Guards Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Grenadier Guards Regiment. Polished wear to front with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Grenadier Guards Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Grenadier Guards Regiment. Dull tone to front, with a few verdi gris spots. Brass slider is firm to back. Could do with a slight clean if desired.
British Guard's Machine Gun Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Guard's Machine Gun Regiment. Light wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British Gurkha Army Service Corps Shoulder Title A single blackened copper/bronze shoulder title to the Gurkha Army Service Corps. 95% of black paint finish remains to front, with two flat, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Herefordshire Light Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A rather beaten bi-metal cap badge to the Herefordshire Light Infantry Regiment. Wear to front of lion, which is missing tip of torch. Tail is complete, but has been pushed downwards. Bottom scroll end is slightly bent backwards, and slider has been cut off (some remnants still attached to back). Touch of verde gris all over.
British Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge - Cast Brass A silver plated, cast brass cap badge to the British Highland Light Infantry Regiment. Some wear/polishing to finish to front, with much old polish to back. Sadly, only one lug to back.
British Highland Light Infantry Regt Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Highland Light Infantry Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Home Counties Infantry Brigade Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver toned anodised aluminum cap badge to the Home Counties Infantry Brigade. Little wear to front, with slider firm to back and maker marked to "G S Tye &Co Ltd Birmingham". The number 743 has been scratched to back.
British Horse/Coach Royal Mews Brass badges x2 Two gilt brass badges with the Queen's crown and symbol used by the Royal Mews (which looks after and operates the Royal coaches used by the British Monarchy). The large badge, I fancy has a Queen Victoria Crown, while the smaller appears more Queen Elizabeth II. Both show some age, with the smaller badge showing wear and polishing to front. Overall, the gilt finish has dulled with age (and polishing). To back, the larger badge has only 2 out of 5 double copper prongs present, while the smaller badge has all 4 single prongs. I have no history of what they were removed off. If only they could talk...;-)
British Household Cavalry Regiment Staybright Cap Badge A gold toned, single piece anodised aluminium cap badge to the Household Cavalry Regiment. Light wear to front, with two long lugs firm (but slightly bent) to back.
British Indian General Service Medal - 1 Bar 1768 Pte James Miller 1st Batt, 6th Foot A single Victorian Indian General Service (IGS) with 1 bar to 1768 Pte James Miller, 1st Battalion, 6th Foot (Royal 1st Warwickshire). Bar is for "Northwest Frontier". Medal is officially impressed to rim with "1768 Pte JAMES MILLER. 1 BATT. 6 FOOT." Light wear overall, with only a very minor ding at 3 O'clock to front of medal. Please note that medal suspender is slightly bent, so that the medal sits/tilts slightly to the left. Medal has a length of replacement ribbon
British Inns Of Court OTC Cap Badge A darkened brass (?) cap badge to the British Inns of Court OTC. Light wear/polish to highpoints to front, with some dirty to wreath. Two copper looped lugs firm and original to back, but slightly pulled/formed to make points. A pin will still fit.
British Irish Guards Regiment Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the British Irish Guards Regiment. Some toning/dulling to gilt finish on front of badge, with a touch of old verdi gris to center and lower ray. To back, are two flat type, brass, hex lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the British King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Light wear to front, which is now a dark tone. Looks to have had a number or letter above, which has now been removed. Two copper looped lugs, original and firm to back. No maker mark.
British King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt Shoulder Title A single, brass shoulder title to the British King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two hex type lugs, firm and original to back.
British Kings Own Scottish Borderers - Victorian Crown A large Victorian Era Cap Badge/Helmet Plate to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers in White Metal. Sadly Lion is missing from top of crown and the third loop to back has also been removed. Overall good condition, with slight polishing to highlights. Two large copper looped lugs present to back.
British Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment. Some wear to front of badge, which has had the Castle to center hammered out. Sadly both copper looped lugs have been removed and a long brass slider affixed to back of crown (via Solder).
British Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge (Kings Crown) A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment. Light wear to front of badge, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back. Note that both are slightly bent outwards and one lug upwards.
British Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge (Kings Crown) A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front of badge, with some tone spots. Two copper looped lugs firm and original to back. Note that both are slightly bent inwards.
British Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment Collar Badge - Single A single, gilt brass collar badge to the British Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment. Some wear/toning to finish of collar to front, with two looped lugs firm to back. Note that both lugs are not the same (one a flat type, the other rounded), a old repair? No maker mark, and slightly grubby to back.
British King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Regiment. Light polish wear to front, with shortened or clipped brass slider firm to back.
British King’s Royal Rifle Corps Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps Regiment. Light wear to finish to front, with long brass slider to back. Badge is slight bent forward from top.
British King’s Royal Rifle Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of near matching (note different type of lugs to back) of darkened brass shoulder titles to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Both have polished wear to darkened finish to front. One has a pair of D shaped copper looped lugs while the other has a pair of hex type, flattened brass lugs firm to back.
British King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Regiment. Dull polished tone to front, with some surface wear to "K" and "S". 4 tiny brass looped lugs firm to back. Note one of the four is slightly crushed closed.
British Lancashire (PWV) Regt Shoulder Title A gilt, one piece brass shoulder title to the Lancashire (PWV) (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) Regiment. Light wear to front of title, with all three clutch pins in good firm condition. Three clutch fasteners included with title.
British Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery Shoulder Title A two piece, brass shoulder title to the Lancashire Royal Garrison Artillery. Polished dark tone to front, with only one D shaped, copper looped lug present to back. Title looks to have had a "T" to top at some stage.
British Lancastrian Infantry Brigade Staybrite Cap Badge A British anodised aluminum cap badge to the Lancastrian Infantry Brigade. Two tone, gold colored rose within a laurel wreath, above a scroll which says "LANCASTRIAN". Silver colored queens crown and lion. Badge is in good condition, with long gold colored slider to back. Maker marked to " J R Gaunt B'ham".
British Legion Button-hole Badge A gilt brass, white metal and enamel button-hole badge to the British Legion (Ex-Servicemen & Women's Association). Some polishing to Lions' head and there are some faults/damage to blue enamel. To back, the button-hole fitting is slightly bent/damaged to one side. Numbered 254947 to back, and made by "Birmingham Medal Co.", with a Registered Design number of "RD684409" to back.
British Legion of Frontiersmen Button-hole Badge A nice little button-hole badge to the Legion of Frontiersmen. Made from brass, with red, white and blue enamel to center. It has the words "God Guard Thee" in a circle in the middle, and the membership number of "24153" stamped to back. Slight wear to enamel, with some damage to the white portions only.
British Leicestershire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Leicestershire Regiment. Some polish wear to brass section of badge, with all gilt finish now gone. Slight touch of verdi gris to bottom white metal scroll which should clean. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Leicestershire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British Leicestershire Regiment. Some slight wear to front, with a bend to Tigers head. Short brass slider firm and original to back.
British Light Infantry Brigade Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver toned anodised aluminium cap badge to the Light Infantry Brigade Regiment. Light wear to front, with long slider firm to back. Maker mark impressed to "J R Gaunt London" to back of slider. Remains of glue and felt to back edges of badge, which should clean off.
British Liverpool Scottish Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Liverpool Scottish Regiment. Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British London Territorial Royal Field Artillery Shoulder Title A two piece, brass shoulder title to the London Territorial Royal Field Artillery. Polished to front, it has 3 D shaped copper lugs firm to back.
British Loyal North Lancashire Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Some wear/polishing to front, otherwise dark tone to brass. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Machester Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Manchester Regiment. Light wear to front overall. A few spots of verdi gris which could be cleaned. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Machine Gun Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Machine Gun Corps. Polished tone to front. with two long copper lugs firm to back.
British Manchester Regiment Cap Badge A bi-mental cap badge to the Manchester Regiment. White metal body, with a gilt brass bottom scroll. Light wear to front, with long brass slider, firm to back.
British Manchester Regiment Cap Badge A bi-mental cap badge to the Manchester Regiment. White metal body, with a gilt brass bottom scroll. Light wear to front, with long brass slider, firm (but slightly bent outwards) to back.
British Manchester Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Manchester Regiment. Looks to have had a T/Number above, but now long gone. Two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Medal Bar's (x2) WW2, with Mentioned in Dispatches Emblem Two, WW2 era ribbon bars, one a sew-on type, the other a pin back to a person in the British Army. The three ribbons on each bar are for - 1939-1945 Star - WW2 British War Medal (with Mentioned in Dispatches emblem in brass and bronze) - WW2 India Service Medal Both bars are in good, but slightly grubby condition, with some fading of ribbon colour. All stitching is firm to both bars. The hook, hinge and pin are in good working order to back of one of the ribbon bars. I sadly do not know who the chap was, but there may have been a Royal Artillery connection (it came in a tin of bits, with lots of R.A. insignia).
British Medal Clasp "Sebastopol" for the Crimea Medal A part, silver (? - not marked), medal clasp for the British Crimea Medal (1854-1856) for the battle "Sebastopol". Seems to be the front piece only, with a acorn missing from top right (when viewed from front). Some wear and age tone, but missing side fixings, which would attach it to the medal.
British Mercian Brigade Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two tone anodised aluminum Cap Badge to the Mercian Brigade Regiment. Badge is in good condition with long slider firm to back and the maker mark "J R Gaunt B'Ham".
British Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge - Officers? A superior made cap badge in what appears to be Silver (not marked) and Bronze metal to the British Middlesex Regiment. Multi layered, with some wear (esp to upper crown), the badge has a repaired brass slider to back (note the solder). No maker mark.
British Middlesex Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass curved shoulder title to the Middlesex Regiment. Polished to front, with two D shaped, copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Military Police Cap Badge - George V A gilt brass cap badge to the British Military Police, with George V (1910 to 1936). Some wear to gilt on high-points to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British National Reserve (N.R.) Shoulder Title A darkened bronze shoulder title to the National Reserve?. Slight wear to edges of finish, otherwise two D shaped copper lugs firm to back. Maker stamped to "Dowler & Sons Ltd" to back.
British Naval League Pin Badge A small, brass pin backed badge to the British Naval League. Good detail to front, with light wear. Pin, hook and hinge are in good working order. Maker marked to "W.O. Lewis, Bham" to back.
British Navy Army & Air Force Institutes (N.A.A.F.I) Collar Badge A darkened bronze collar badge to the British Navy Army & Air Force Institutes (N.A.A.F.I). Established by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. Collar is in good condition, with some wear/polishing to high-points of front of badge. Both copper looped lugs are firm/original to back.
British Navy League Sea Cadet Corps Button Hole Pin/Badge A silver plated, brass button hole pin/badge to the British Navy League - Sea Cadet Corps. Much wear to silver plate finish, with now only traces to front. To back, plate remains along with button hole fitting, which is firm and original. No maker mark.
British Norfolk Yeomanry (King's Own Royal Regiment) Shoulder Title A single, large, brass shoulder title to the British Norfolk Yeomanry (King's Own Royal Regiment - K.O.R.R.). Dark, uncleaned tone to front, with some verdi gris to back (which should clean if desired). Two small, hex type lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British North Devon Hussars Shoulder Title A large darkened bronze shoulder title to the North Devon Hussars. Wear to dark finish to front, with two D shaped copper lugs firm to back.
British North Irish Infantry Brigade Staybrite Cap Badge A anodised aluminum cap badge to the North Irish Brigade. One piece, two tone badge with slider to back. Maker marked to "J R Gaunt London". Badge is in good condition with little to no wear.
British North Stafford Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the North Stafford Regiment. Light wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British North Stafford Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the North Stafford Regiment. Dark toned polished wear to front, with two hex type, brass lugs firm to back.
British North Staffordshire Regiment Collar Badge A bi-metal collar badge to the North Staffordshire Regiment. Please see pictures for condition, but note much polishing/wear to detail to front. Single flat, brass lug firm to back.
British Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two piece anodised aluminum cap badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment. Badge is in good condition with both lugs firm to back along with hoop for Hackle. Light wear to front.
British Northumberland Fusiliers Regt Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment. Some polish wear to front of badge (see photo) with brass slider firm to back.
British Old Contemptible Association Button Hole Badge A small, bronze button hole badge worn by British Army personnel who served in France from 5th Aug to 22nd of Nov 1914 and who were know as the "Old Contemptibles". This is their association badge, formed after the end of hostilities on the 25th of June 1925. Light wear and tone to front (now a dark chocolaty colour), button hole fixing is firm and original to back. Maker marked to "Toye & Co Ltd, London", it has a registered design mark of "REG 726347", and a association number of "2714" to top.
British Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regt Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment. Some polish wear to front, with brass slider firm to back. A touch of verde gris to back edges of badge, which should clean.
British Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regt Shoulder Title A single piece, curved brass shoulder title to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment. Dark polished tone to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. Title has a slight bend in it around the "&: in "Oxe & Bucks".
British Petty Offivers Royal Naval Button - Black Bakelite - Kings Crown A pair of black bakelite buttons to a Royal Naval Petty Officer. Some dirt to front of one, while both have brass loop firm to back.
British Petty Offivers Royal Naval Button - White Bakelite - Kings Crown A single, white bakelite button to a Royal Naval Petty Officer. Light wear to front, with a bit of dirty/stains to one edge. Silver coloured loop good/firm to back. No maker mark.
British Post 1952 Household Cavalry Gilt Brass Buckle and Clasp A superb, gilt brass, 3 piece belt buckle and clasp to a member of the British Army's Household Cavalry. Heavy construction, with a separate center attached by three lugs to a brass backing plate. Plate has hook and buckle attachment, along with "female" side. Light wear overall, with some toning to front. Army re-order number is to back, of "CN 8465-99-973-6296".
British Post 1952 Royal Air Force Brass Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the British Royal Air Force. Queens crown, with two long copper looped lugs to back. Much polishing/wear to center of badge.
British Post 1952 Royal Army Pay Corps Cap Badge A two piece Queens crown Cap badge to the Royal Army Pay Corps. Brass lion and crown over a white metal scroll with the Motto "Fideet Fiducia" (In Faith and Trust). Some wear and polish to front of badge, otherwise long brass slider is firm to back. Maker marked to "J.R. Gaunt London"
British Post 1953 Patt RAF Pilots Wings A padded pair of RAF Pilots wings (Queens Crown). White wings, crown and letters with a brown wreath to center and on a black background. Has a black material backing. Two spots of glue to back where it has been mounted for display in the past. Also some rust spots to front, especially on wings/around crown. Does not appear to have been worn.
British Post 1966 North Staffordshire Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge A two tone, staybrite cap badge to the British North Staffordshire Regiment. Badge is in great condition, with light wear to front and original slider firm to back. Maker marked to slider of "J R Gaunt, London".
British Pre-WW1 Era Loyal North Lancashire Regt HP Center Badge A single piece die struck brass Helmet Plate center to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. It has Kings Crown to centre. Two copper looped lugs are present to back. Dark tone to front, while dirty to back. Came off a belt of badges.
British Prince of Wales’s Own Volunteers Regt Shoulder Title A single piece, gilt brass shoulder title to the Prince of Wales’s Own Volunteers Regiment. Much gilt finish remains to front, with 4 D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Queens Royal Irish Hussars Staybrite Cap Badge A anodised aluminum Cap badge to the Queens Royal Irish Hussars. Two piece construction, with Irish harp, queens crown and lion in silver color and attached by two rivets to gold and silver color wreath and bottom scroll.. Slider to back is firm and with the makers mark of "Firmin London'. Some wear to front of badge (Lion and Harp) and slider is bent to back.
British Queens West Surrey Regiment Anodised Cap Badge A two piece, two tone anodised aluminium cap badge to the British Queens West Surrey Regiment. Post 1966, the badge has light wear to front. Sadly to back, its missing its slider. Owners name is scratched on either side of outer wreath.
British Queen’s Own Buffs (The Royal Kent) Regiment Shoulder Title A brass one piece shoulder title to the Queen’s Own Buffs (The Royal Kent) Regiment. Good condition, with slight wear/polishing to front. Two copper D shaped lugs firm to back.
British Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Regt Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two, falt, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British RAF Air Quartermaster Brevet Badge A British or New Zealand RAF/RNZAF QM (Air Quartermaster) cloth padded Brevet badge. White QM, in a brown laurel beside a white half wing. Clean to both front and back.
British RAF Meteorological Observer Brevet Badge A British or New Zealand RAF/RNZAF M (Meteorological Observer) padded cloth Brevet Badge. A M, surrounded by a brown laurel with half wing in white, on a black cloth background. Clean to both front and back.
British RAF Padded Pilots Wings - Queens Crown A pair of Queens Crown (Post 1952) cloth and embroidered Pilots wings to a member of the British RAF. Light wear to front, with some grubbiness to pale colour of wings. To back, dark/black backing cloth. Old threads to edges.
British RAF Side Hat Buttons x 2 - King Crown A pair of small (13mm diameter), three piece (Officers?) gilt brass buttons for the front of a Royal Air Force (and possible RAAF) side hat, with Kings crown. Both buttons are in good, slightly worn condition to gilt to front. Both are maker marked to "J R Gaunt, London, England", and both have their brass loops/shanks.
British RAF Side Hat Buttons x 2 - Queens Crown A pair of small (13mm diameter), three piece (Officers?) gilt brass buttons for the front of a Royal Air Force (and possible RAAF) side hat, with Queens crown. Both buttons are in good, slightly worn condition to gilt to front. Both are maker marked to "J R Gaunt, London, England", and both have their brass loops/shanks.
British RAF Tropical Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth summer or tropical shoulder title worn by RAF personal during WW2. Red eagle on a light khaki background. Title is grubby, with evidence of wear/sewing onto a shirt/tunic.
British RAF WW2 Item to Cpl R. A. Preston A neat little group of items to Ronald Alfred Preston which represent his service in WW2. - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Notice Papers - dated 4th Nov 1939, showing that he attested at RAF Uxbridge. (document is stained and torn where folded). - Royal Air Force Service and Release book to 915441 Cpl R A Preston, showing his service was from 19-2-40 till 6-3-46. It shows his RAF trade as Aircraftman General Duties. He was awarded the 1939-45 star, Africa Star and Defence Medal. His CO states that he was "reliable, conscientious & hardworking". He states his work in the station Post Office was "highly satisfactory". It has the Squadron leaders signature to end. - Has a 1939-1945 Medal award document. - Has a signed slip of paper by Wing Commander H L Smith 12 R.G Kimbolton, stating that Ronald is allowed to wear the Africa Star, 1939-45 Star and the Defence Medal. Dated 24th Sept 1945 - A RAF Final Payment of Pay slip to Ronald, dated 19-6-46. - two rather polished RAF tunic buttons - a sand cast RAF cap badge, with two crushed lugs to back. - a RAF shoulder title which has some mothing to front - a pair of RAF rank stripe to a Corporal Worth a bit more research.
British Royal (1st) Dragoons Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, two tone anodised aluminum Cap badge to the Royal (1st) Dragoons Regiment. Gold colored Eagle with silver colored wreath to chest, over a plinth with the numbers "105". Good condition overall, with long gold colored slider firm to back and the maker mark "Firmin London"
British Royal Air Force 201 Squadron Pin Badge A gilt brass and enamel, Queens crowned pin badge to the Royal Air Forces 201 Squadron. One of the oldest squadrons in the RAF, it was originally formed as No. 1 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS), in 1914, but with the formation of the RAF in 1918, all RNAS squadrons were numbered from 200 up. 201 Squadron operated until 2010, flying the Nimrod MR2, based at RAF Kinloss, Moray. Pin is in good condition, with no damage to enamel to front. pin, hook and hinge are in good working order.
British Royal Air Force Cap Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, brass cap badge to the British Royal Air Force. Some wear/polish to front detail, with two short copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Anglian Regiment Staybrite Badge Set A small display card of anodised aluminium badges to the Royal Anglian Regiment (6 items total). All have light to no wear to front, and all have sliders/lugs firm to back along with backing plates. The cap badge to top center has the maker mark of "J R Gaunt B'ham". Please let me know if you want a photo of the badges off the card.
British Royal Armoured Corps (R.A.C) Shoulder Title - Single A single, small, cast brass shoulder title to the British Royal Armoured Corps. Some wear/polishing to front, with some tone marks. To back are two original copper looped lugs. No maker mark.
British Royal Army Education Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Army Education Corps. Light wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Army Medical Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Army Medical Corps. Slight wear/polish to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Army Medical Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Royal Army Medical Corps. Some polish wear to front and tone spot to crown. Long brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Army Medical Corps Collar Badge - Queens Crown A single, gilt and Silver or Silver Plate (not marked) collar badge to the British Royal Army Medical Corps. Right hand side (when worn - not the direction of Snakes head), with light wear to gilt finish and some toning to Silver/Silver plate. To back are two D shaped looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Army Medical Corps Officers Bronze Cap Badge A darkened bronze, single piece cap badge to the British Royal Army Medical Corps. Some wear/polishing to front of badge, mainly just on the body of the Serpent and a touch to the center of the crown, otherwise much of the darkened finish remains. To back are two original copper looped, D shaped lugs. No maker mark.
British Royal Army Ordnance Corps Cap and Collar Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap and collar badge to the WW2 era British Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Some polishing to both badges to front, with traces of gilt still remaining. The cap badge is coated in lacquer or polish, which should remove easily if desired. To back of cap, a long brass slider is present, firm and original. To back of collar are two D shaped looped lugs, again original. Note the direction of cannon to front of collar, they point to the left, so this is the left collar when worn. No maker mark to either.
British Royal Army Ordnance Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back. Note a touch of oxidation to back of crown.
British Royal Army Ordnance Corps Shoulder Titile - Pair A pair of near matching (matching in terms of construction, but not finish) brass metal shoulder titles to the British Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Both have a polished finish to front, but one is a darker tone than the other. One also has a tone spot to top of "R" in "RAOC". Both have two original copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Army Ordnance Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Polished wear to front, with two hex type, brass lugs firm to back.
British Royal Army Ordnance Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A near matching pair (slight difference in lugs) of large brass shoulder titles to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps (R.A.O.C). Slight wear/polishing to front, with some traces still of gilt. Both have two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Army Pay Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Army Pay Corps. Dull polished finish to front, with some gilt remaining to back. Only one hex type, brass lug to back.
British Royal Army Physical Training Corps Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver toned anodised aluminium cap badge to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps. Light wear to front, with long slider firm to back. Maker marked to "J R Gaunt London".
British Royal Army Service Corp Cap Badge - Geroge VI A worn brass cap badge to the Royal Army Service Corps, with George VI monogram to center. Worn/polished to front, with a belt loop as a replacement slider which has been soldered to back.
British Royal Army Service Corp Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, brass cap badge to the Royal Army Service Corp. Gilt finish to front has dulled/been polished, but with brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Army Service Corps Air Disptach Brevet A pre-1965 version for No.3 Dress uniform of a Air Dispatch Brevet for the Royal Army Service Corps (worn on the lower potion of the left sleeve). Single piece, gilt brass wings with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Army Service Corps Cap Badge - George 6th A single piece, brass cap badge to the British Royal Army Service Corps. Light wear/polishing to front of badge, which is now a dark tone. To back, the brass slider is firm to back. Note a small hole has been drilled into the bottom tip of the slider (to sew the badge onto the hat - stop it sliding out?). No maker mark.
British Royal Army Service Corps Collar Badge - Geroge VI A single, brass collar badge to the Royal Army Service Corps. Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Army Service Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Army Service Corps.Polished to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Army Service Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of gilt brass shoulder titles to the British Royal Army Service Corps. Both are in good condition, with just slight service wear and polishing to front. Both have two copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker marks.
British Royal Artillery Beret Badge - Kings Crown A gilt brass beret badge to the Royal Artillery. Light wear to front, with much dulling to gilt finish. Some still to back, with long brass slider firm to back. Maker marked to "J R Gaunt London".
British Royal Artillery Beret Badge - Kings Crown A gilt brass beret badge to the Royal Artillery. Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Artillery Cap Badge - Slider A WW1/WW2 era Cap Badge to the Royal Artillery. Light wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Artillery Officers Belt Buckle A multi piece, gilt brass, belt buckle to a Victorian Officer in the Royal Artillery. Sadly, just one side (missing left, when worn, which is same, but without the Snake/Ubique). Some light wear/polishing to high-points, with gilt a dull tone. Lion and crown, separate to oval of buckle, and held on by two rivets/pins to back. Note the damage to belt clip, which has been soldered/repaired at some stage. No maker mark.
British Royal Artillery Post 1952 Officer Rank Pips and Crowns - Cloth A pair of British Officers cloth crowns to the rank of Major in the Royal Artillery, along with three small rank pips (note the red backing). Queens Crown, so post 1952, with some wear and evidence that they have been attached to a uniform.
British Royal Artillery Shoulder Title A single, brass shoulder title to the Royal Artillery. Polish wear to front, with two hex type, flat brass lugs firm to back.
British Royal Artillery Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of brass metal shoulder titles to the British Royal Artillery. Some light wear/polish to front of both titles, with some tone spots. Both have to hex type, flat brass lugs firm to back. One has also the original backing plate and pin. No maker mark.
British Royal Artillery Staybright Shoulder Title A single, gold tone, anodised aluminium shoulder title to the Royal Artillery. Light wear with two pins firm to back. Comes with two clutch fasteners as well.
British Royal Artillery WW2/Post WW2 Officer Rank Pips - Cloth A mixture of 9 Officer cloth and thread rank pips for a British Officer in the Royal Artillery (note the red backing colour). Roughly WW2 or post WW2 date, but appear to have some age and wear. All have been removed from a uniform at some stage in the past, and a few are faded. There seems to be a slight difference in colour in the brown thread, and also backing cloth, with some paper, or khaki or black cloth.
British Royal Corps of Signals Cap and Collar Badge - Kings Crown A bi-metal cap and collar badge to the British Royal Corps of Signals. Both badges are in good condition, with just a slight bend to crown on Cap Badge. Both are now a dark tone to brass, with only slight wear to white metal center. To back, cap has brass slider, firm and originally attached, while the collar has two copper looped lugs, a little stretched. No maker mark to either.
British Royal Corps of Signals Cap Badge - Kings Crown A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Corps of Signals, with Kings Crown. In good, but worn condition. Long brass slider is firm to back.
British Royal Corps of Signals Cap Badge - Kings Crown A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Corps of Signals. Badge is slightly bent, and there is polish wear to front. Long brass slider is firm to back. Note the oxidation to slider surface.
British Royal Corps of Signals Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Corps of Signals. Polished wear to front, with two hex type lugs firm to back. One is slightly crushed, but has still room for a pin to fit.
British Royal East Kent (The Buffs) Regt Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Royal East Kent (The Buffs) Regiment. Dulling/wear to the gilt finish to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Royal East Kent (The Buffs) Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal East Kent (The Buffs) Regiment. Polished to front, with only one hex type, brass lug to back.
British Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Cap Badge - Kings Crown A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Light wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Shoulder Title A single piece, cast brass shoulder title to the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME). Polished wear to front, with a slight fault/crack through the "M". Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Shoulder Title A single piece, cast brass shoulder title to the British Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME). Polished wear to front, with a touch of verdi gris and some tone spots. A slight fault to casting of back of "R", otherwise two original, small, brass pressed type looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of gilt brass shoulder titles to the British Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME). Light wear to front, with some toning of gilt finish on one. Both have two hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Cap Badge - Kings Crown A bi-metal cap badge to the British Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Some polishing to front of badge, which is in a OK condition. Note, bottom of brass lightening bolt is present, but bent behind white metal globe. To back are two copper looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
British Royal Engineers Cap Badge - Cast Brass A George VI monogrammed cast brass cap badge to the Royal Engineers. Toning to top of badge, around crown, with some polished wear to front. Long, thin copper slider firm to back.
British Royal Engineers Cap Badge - George V A WW1 era cap badge to the Royal Engineers, Much of gilt finish now dulled with age, but brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Engineers Cap Badge - George VI A WW2 era, gilt brass cap badge to the British Royal Engineers, with George VI cypher to center. Some wear/polishing to high-points to front, with a touch of verdi gris to upper left wreath and crown (when viewed from the front). To back is a original brass slider. No maker mark.
British Royal Engineers Puggaree Cap Badge - George 5th A gilt brass cap badge to the British Royal Engineers, with George 5th Cypher separately attached to center. Some light wear/polishing to front, but has remains of gilt finish. To back is a long slider for wear within a puggaree. Sadly folded over (and I would say it wouldn't straighten without breaking). No maker mark.
British Royal Engineers Shoulder Title - Pair A matching (in terms of construction) pair of single piece, brass shoulder titles to the Royal Engineers. Slight difference in wear/polish tone to one. Both have a pair of hex type, flat brass lugs firm to back.
British Royal Engineers Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of brass metal shoulder titles to the British Royal Engineers. Some light wear/polishing to front of both titles, with a spot of verdi gris to one (which should clean). Both are matching in terms of construction, but one is a darker tone than the other. Both have two hex type, flat lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Field Artillery Shoulder Title A cast brass shoulder title to the Royal Field Artillery. Polished wear to front (which is now dull) and two small brass looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Flying Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass WW1 Era cap badge to the Royal Flying Corps. Two copper looped lugs to back. Much of gilt finish has worn from front, with brass having a dark tone. Some polishing to high-points.
British Royal Garrison Artillery Shoulder Title A single, cast brass shoulder title to the Royal Garrison Artillery. Polished to front, which is now a dark tone. Has two small brass looped lugs firm to back (though slightly bent, but pin will fit).
British Royal Highland (Black Watch) Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Highland (Black Watch) Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment. A flaming grenade in brass, with a white metal castle and the banner with the words "Inniskilling". Long brass slider firm to back. Some wear/polishing to front, and much of the gilt finish has dulled/gone.
British Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass and white metal cap badge to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment. Light wear to front, but much of the gilt finish has dulled with age. It remains to back and long brass slider is firm.
British Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment Collar Badge A single, bi-metal collar badge to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment. Light wear overall, with some dulling to gilt finish. Two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regiment. Polished wear to front, with both lugs removed from back and a single screw post affixed to back.
British Royal Irish Fusiliers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Irish Fusiliers Regiment. Badge is in two parts which has been joined with a strip of brass (and lugs removed from crown) to top. Some polish wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Irish Fusiliers Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Badge is in two parts which has been joined with a bar (lugs removed from crown) to top. Some polish wear to center, with brass slider firm to back. Note further strengthener bar is at the back of the grenade, between the flame and ball (see side photo).
British Royal Irish Rangers Staybrite Cap Badge A two tone, anodised aluminum cap badge to the Royal Irish Rangers. Light wear to front, with two lugs to back.
British Royal Irish Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A gold colored anodised aluminum cap badge to the Royal Irish Regiment. Long gold colored slider to back with the makers name "J R Gaunt, B'Ham". Condition is excellent, with little to no wear.
British Royal Irish Rifles Regt Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Irish Rifles. Polished wear to front, with two brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal London Fusiliers Regt Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the Royal London Fusiliers Regiment. Polished wear to front, with a shortened (clipped) brass slider firm to back.
British Royal Marine Cap Badge A single piece brass cap badge to the British Royal Marines. Note, not broken to top, so one of two pieces, but missing Crown/Lion or whatever branch of the Royal Marines to top. Some wear polishing to globe to center, and note tops of wreath are bent slightly forward, but not broken from the globe. Two copper looped lugs, firm to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Marine Light Infantry Brass Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the British Royal Marine Light Infantry. Some wear/polishing to globe to center, with much loss of gilt finish to front. Two copper shaped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Marine Light Infantry Button - x2 A pair of brass buttons, 19mm and 16mm in diameter to the British Royal Marine Light Infantry. Both buttons depict a kings crown above a anchor, with a round wreath with the words "Royal Marine Light Infantry", with a further laurel wreath on the outside edge. The larger button has the maker mark of "Smith & Wright" to back, while the smaller is made by "Firmin, London". Both are in good, cleaned condition, with original shanks/loops to back.
British Royal Marine Light Infantry Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Marine Light Infantry. Polished to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Marine Officers Cap Badge A bronze single piece cap badge to a Officer in the Royal Marines. Note, depending on unit or corps within the Royal Marines this could be only one half of a two piece set (may be missing the crown and lion (for Royal Marines), Bugle Horn (for RM Light Infantry), Crossed Cannon (RM Artillery) etc..... Either way, a stunning badge. Light wear to front, with two blade type fasteners firm to back. Maker stamped to bottom back of "J R Gaunt, London".
British Royal Marines Band Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Marines Band. Polished wear to front, which is now toned, with two hex type, flat, brass lugs firm to back. A slight bend in middle of title.
British Royal Marines Darkened Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of darkened bronze shoulder titles to the Royal Marines. Both are in excellent condition, with light wear to finish to front. Both have 2 D shaped looped lugs firm to back. One is marked "Dowler Bham" to back.
British Royal Marines Force Volunteer Reserve (RMFVR) Shoulder Title A darkened metal shoulder title to the WW2 Royal Marines Force Volunteer Reserve (RMFVR). Title is in good condition with 2 D shaped copper loops to back.
British Royal Marines RM Shoulder Title A single, large brass shoulder title to the British Royal Marines. Some wear/polishing to front, with two hex type lugs firm/original to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Military School Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, two tone anodised aluminum Cap badge to the Royal Military School. ER2 silver colored monogram to center, surrounded by circular scroll and surmounted by Queens Crown. Condition excellent, with maker mark to back of long slider of "Dowlen. Birmingham".
British Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm - Leading Air Fitter - Engine - Sleeve Trade Patch A single piece, tombstone shaped gold bullion thread trade patch to a Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm - Leading Air Fitter - Engine Sleeve trade patch. A bullion star, over a 4 bladed propeller, with the letter "E" below. This is all on a black wool material, which has a light khaki colour backing material. There is also traces of a black paper backing (now much shreded) with a maker of "Gwendyr Make" stamped all over in Yellow letters. Good, but slightly grubby condition. Dusty, with a moth nip/hole to material by the Star. Evidence of stitching/being sewn onto a uniform.
British Royal Naval Officers Belt Buckle A two piece, heavy cast brass belt buckle for a British Officer in the Royal Navy. Very dark tone overall, with some light wear to high-points. Touch of verdi gris to laurel wreath and back of buckle center. No maker marks that I can see.
British Royal Navy - Leading Seaman - Sleeve Rank Patch A single, gold bullion thread, tombstone shaped rank sleeve patch to a Royal Naval Leading Seaman. A gold bullion thread fowled anchor on a black wool material backing, with a light khaki backing cloth. Light moth grazing over front surface, with some dust and grubbiness. Evidence of thread to edges, so has been removed from a uniform in the past.
British Royal Navy Gilt Brass Buttons (x5) - Kings Crown A small group of 5 gilt brass buttons (23 mm in diameter) to the British Royal Navy. Fouled anchor with Kings crown above, buttons are in good, but dull condition, with some wear/tone to finish. All have loops to back, with four having a "Firmin, London" maker mark and one with a "Buttons Limited, Birmingham" mark.
British Royal Navy Sweethearts Badge A gilt brass sweethearts badge given to a loved one from someone serving in the Royal Navy. Broach depicts two hearts, one with a fouled anchor and the words "Royal Navy" in a banner, either side of a Kings Crown. The other heart has the verse " The Lord watch between me & thee when we are absent one from another". Some wear to gilt finish on front, while much remains to back. Hook, hinge and pin in good working order to back.
British Royal Norfolk Regiment Collar Badge Pair A pair of brass collar badges to the Royal Norfolk Regiment. Dull brass tone to front, with light wear, while to back, both appear to have had replaced lugs which has been converted into the standard single large lug. Slight bends to Trident and Olive branches.
British Royal Norfolk Regiment Stable Belt A complete (all buckles and strapes) stable belt to the British Royal Norfolk Regiment. Dark Blue border with Yellow and Red stripe to center. Belt looks to have been used as a glory belt, with badges attached to it at one stage (hence the marks and holes). Leather is supple, with pouch firmly sewn on. No maker marks or date.
British Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Staybright Shoulder Title A single piece, gold tone, anodised aluminium shoulder title to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Light wear to front, with two looped lugs firm to back.
British Royal Scots Fusiliers Cap Badge A large, single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Light wear to front, with much of the gilt finish now dull with age. Two long copper looped lugs firm to back, along with remains of gilt finish.
British Royal Scots Fusiliers Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Royal Scots Fusiliers Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front, with sadly only one long copper looped lug firm to back.
British Royal Scots Shoulder Title A single brass shoulder title to the Royal Scots. Polished wear to front, with two brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Signals Anodised Cap Badge A two tone, two piece, anodised aluminium cap badge to the British Royal Signals (Queens Crown). Light wear to front on both parts of badge, with long solid type lugs firm to back. Both parts of the badge are maker marked to back to "FIRMIN".
British Royal Signals Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Signals. Polished wear to front, with 2 hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Signals Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of matching, gilt brass shoulder titles to the British Royal Signals. Light wear to front, with two hex type lugs firm to back on both.
British Royal Sussex Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Sussex Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two cooper looped lugs firm to back
British Royal Tank Corps Association Pin/Badge A small, silver plate and enamel association pin/badge to the British Royal Tank Corps. A bronze badge, with red enamel to kings crown, and blue enamel to lower banner, around the words "Fear Naught". Badge appears to have had a silver plate or wash applied to it in the past, but this has toned/worn off, with only some remnants now remaining. Long, brass pin firm to back (slightly bent), but messily brazed, which could indicate a repair in the past. No maker mark. Enamel in great condition, with no faults.
British Royal Tank Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Tank Corps. Polished wear to front, with two brass, flat hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Tank Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the British Royal Tank Regiment. Light wear to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm (but slightly bent) to back. No maker mark.
British Royal Warwickshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Some wear/polishing to front of badge, with long slider firm and original to back.
British Royal Warwickshire Regiment Cap Badge A superb, bi-metal cap badge to the British Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front of badge, with long slider firm and original to back, but clipped short.
British Royal Warwickshire Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Welsh Fusiliers Regt Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair (in terms of construction) of brass shoulder titles to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Regiment. Both have polished wear to front, with one in a dull tone, while the other is still shiny brass. Both have a pair or flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Royal Welsh/Welch Fusiliers Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of brass, WW1 era shoulder titles to the British Royal Welsh/Welch Fusiliers. Both titles are of the same construction, with two hex type lugs firm to back. Note the "F" on one of them is missing the top arm, which appears to have broken off in the past. No maker mark. Both are of a dark tone.
British Royal Yacht Talley Band A cloth Talley Band for the Queens Royal Yacht (now decommissioned). A black band, with the words in gold thread of "Royal Yacht" and Queens crown to center. It is a complete loop/circle, along with bow tied to front. Some dulling to gold thread finish, and it appears to have some age. Ship was in service from 1954 to 1997.
British SAS (Special Air Service) Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, two tone anodised aluminum cap badge to the British SAS (Special Air Service). Gold colored wings and scroll with the motto "Who Dares Wins" with a silver colored dagger to center. Maker marked to back of long silver colored slider of " J R Gaunt B'ham". Condition excellent overall.
British SAS Andoised Cap Badge A single piece, anodised aluminium cap badge to the British SAS (Special Air Service). Gold tone wings, surround a silver tone dagger and the motto "Who Dares Wins". Long aluminium slider to back (slightly bent) with the maker mark of "London Badge & Button Co Ltd". Light wear to front.
British Scots Guards Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the British Scots Guards Regiment. Badge is in OK condition, with some bending to top and bottom (I presume to fit better on the hat) and tone spots to edges. Some wear to gilt, otherwise to original copper looped lugs, firm to back. Note they are slightly bent/pulled and in a North/South config.
British Scots Guards Sweethearts Badge A small, gilt and enamel sweethearts badge featuring a badge of the Scots Guards with a small banner below and the words "Scots Guards". Note some damage to white enamel (on the right edge, when viewed from the front). To back, pin is missing and hook bent to one side. Hinge is still present.
British Scottish Horse Imperial Yeomanry Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Scottish Horse Imperial Yeomanry. Patchy dark tone to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. Note both lugs are slightly squashed flat, but as per photo, they have room for a pin to fit.
British Seaforth Highlanders Button A single, gilt brass button to the Seaforth Highlanders Regiment. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with looped firm to back. Maker mark to "Gaunt London".
British Seaforth Highlanders Staybright Cap Badge A single piece, silver tone anodised aluminium Cap Badge to the Seaforth Highlanders. Light wear to front, with 3 lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "S & W Ltd" to back.
British Second Life Guards Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the Second Life Guards. Light wear to high-points on front, with long brass slider firm to back. Note there is a small break in the top right-hand side of the crown (when viewed from the front).
British Sergeants Stripes - Foot Guards A single set of British Foot Guards Dress sleeve rank stripes. Three bullion thread chevrons on a yellow felt/material backing. Appears to have some age to them, with some light wear/rubbing to thread. Evidence of stitching to edge, so that have been removed from a uniform in the past.
British Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby) Regiment. Polishing to front, especially center (and the stag). Long brass slider firm to back.
British Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment. Some polishing to high-points to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment. Some polishing to high-points to front, with the badge bent/curved (presumably to fit better on hat). Long brass slider firm and original to back.
British Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Shoulder Title A 2 piece, brass shoulder title to the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Ttile is slight battered, and I imagine it may have had a "T" denoting Territorial above the "Y" at some stage in the past. This has been removed/broke off, leaving the "Y" bent. Polished to front, with 2 D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. Note the "E" in "Rangers" has been pushed forward by the lug to back.
British Shropshire Regiment Shoulder Title A brass shoulder title to the Shropshire Regiment. Polished to front, title has two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Small Arms School Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A brass cap badge to the Small Arms School Corps. Badge is of gilt brass depicting a Machine Gun, with crossed rifles with crown above and a laurel wreath baring the title "Small Arms School". Long brass Slider firm to back. Much of gilt finish dulled or polished from front.
British Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's). Wear/polishing to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British South Lancashire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the South Lancashire Regiment. Light wear to front with brass slider firm to back. Please note that slider has been re-attached and is soldered, not brazed to back of badge.
British South Staffordshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the South Staffordshire Regiment. Slight wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British South Wales Borderers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the South Wales Borderers Regiment. Gilt brass circular wreath, with white metal sphinx above the title "Egypt" and the letters "SWB". Brass slider firm to back. Much of gilt finish is now dull/worn from front of badge. Some remains to back.
British South Wales Borderers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the South Wales Borderers Regiment. Light wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British South Wales Borderers Regt Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the South Wales Borderers Regiment (SWB). Polished wear to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British Staff/Colour Sergeant Slip-on Arm-Band A WW2 era, light khaki Arm Band with the rank of Staff or Colour Sergeant to a soldier in the British or Commonwealth Forces. Band is in used to OK condition, with Kings crown and stripes/chevrons firmly stitched to band. Two miss-matched buttons are sewn at one end, while the other has 3 pairs of button holes to allow for adjustment around the arm/sleeve. Please note the back. It looks like wax has spilled onto in the past. This has not gone to the front, so it will still display well, and some cleaning may remove more of it. No manufacture or unit markings.
British Stafford Regiment Shoulder Title A single, brass shoulder title to the Stafford Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Seems to have had a letter attached to the middle at some stage in its life/use.
British Staffordshire Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, two tone anodised aluminum cap badge to the Staffordshire Regiment. Badge has original backing cloth stuck/glued to back of badge, but this has disintegrated with age, so all colored cloth/felt has gone, leaving only a hessian cloth back. Slider is firm to back, with the maker mark "J R Gaunt B'Ham" to back.
British Suffolk Regiment Silver Plate Button A silver plated officers (?) button to the Suffolk Regiment. It has a Castle within a wreath, and the motto "Montis Insignia Calpe", with a small "XII" beneath the castle, surmounted by a Kings crown. Much dark tone and wear to highlights on front of button. Loop is firm to back with maker mark of "Firmin &Sons Ltd, 108 St. Martins Lane, London" to back.
British Suffolk Yeomanry Shoulder Title A two piece, brass shoulder title to the Suffolk Yeomanry Regiment. Title is in good, but polished condition to front. Both flat, brass, hex type lugs are firm to back, but note, one is broken, with part of the slot missing.
British T for Territorial Shoulder Title/Letter A single piece, brass shoulder "T" for British Territorial units. Polishing to front, with slight tone to one edge. Two copper D shaped lugs, firm and original to back.
British Territorial County of London Yeomanry Shoulder Title A two piece, brass shoulder title to the Territorial Battalion, County of London Yeomanry. Polish wear to front, which now is a dark tone and 3 D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Territorial Officer Training Corps Inns of Court Shoulder Title. A two piece, darkened brass shoulder title to the Territorial Officer Training Corps Inns of Court. Much of the darkened finish has been worn off to front, with remnants to back. Only 2 out of 3, flat, brass, hex type lugs to back.
British Territorial Royal Army Medical Corps Shoulder Title A single piece brass shoulder title for the Territorial Battalions of the Royal Army Medical Corps. This appear to be a singular piece, and there is no evidence that it had a area title attached below. Two D shaped lugs firm to back. Some dark toning to front, otherwise sound condition.
British Territorial Signal Service Shoulder Title A WW1 era shoulder title to the Territorial Signal Service. Single piece, brass, with dark tone to front and 2 D shaped copper looped lugs to back.
British The Border Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Border Regiment. Light wear/polishing to highlights to front, with long brass slider firm to back. Also has piece of red material to center.
British The Cambridgeshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal, 2 piece brass and white metal cap badge to the British Cambridgeshire Regiment. Light wear to front, with much old lacquer coated on detail (which should clean off with acetone), the badge is in good condition. Wide, brass slider is firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British The Cambridgeshire Regiment Collar Badge - Single A single, white metal collar badge to the British Cambridgeshire Regiment. Light wear to front, the badge is in good condition. To back are two D shaped cooper looped lugs.
British The Cambridgshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Cambridgshire Regiment. Slight wear to high-point to front of badge, with long brass slider firm to back.
British The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Devonshire Regiment. Wear/verde gris to front, including some corrosion to brass center surround. Brass slider firm to back.
British The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Devonshire Regiment. Some light polish wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Devonshire Regiment. Some light polish wear to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British The Essex Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Essex Regiment. Light wear to front, with a long brass slider firm to back.
British The Essex Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Essex Regiment. Polishing to front, with a piece of the white metal bottom scroll missing. Long brass slider firm to back.
British The Forester Brigade Staybrite Cap Badge A anodised aluminum Cap badge to the Forester Brigade. Two tone, single piece, with a gold color slider to back and maker mark of "J R Gaunt London". Condition is good to excellent, with little to no wear. Lion to top is bent slightly forward.
British The Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Hampshire Regiment. Some polishing to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British The Hertfordshire Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the British Hertfordshire Regiment. Some wear/polishing to front, especially around the stag, with the tip of the crown bent backwards. To back is long brass slider, firm but slightly bent. No marker mark.
British The Highland Brigade Staybrite Cap Badge A two piece silver colored anodised aluminum cap badge to the Highland Brigade. Light wear to front, with 3 long lugs to back. No maker mark.
British The King's Liverpool Regiment (Kings) Collar Badge - Officers A bronze officers, single piece, collar badge to the King's Liverpool Regiment (Kings). Solid construction, with nearly all of its darkened brown finish to front. Two stretched looped, copper lugs firm and original to back. With good detail, but sadly no maker mark to back. This could be a cap badge, but I hesitate to say so as it should then have tangs to back, so maybe a large collar. Someone will know.
British The King's Liverpool Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the King's Liverpool Regiment. A white metal Horse above a brass scroll with the word "KINGS". Some polishing/wear to front of badge, with brass slider firm/brazed to back.
British The Kings Royal Rifle Corps Cap Badge - QVC Crown A small blackened brass cap badge to The Kings Royal Rifle Corps, with Queen Victoria Crown. Light wear to finish to front, with two looped lugs firm to back.
British The King’s Liverpool Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the King’s Liverpool Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British The Lancashire Fusiliers Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment. Some wear/dulling to gilt finish on upper brass portion of badge, with long brass slider firm to back.
British The Lancashire Fusiliers Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment. Some wear/dulling to gilt finish on upper brass portion of badge, with long, curved, brass slider firm to back. No maker mark.
British The Life Guards Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, anodised aluminium cap badge to the Life Guards. Light wear to front, with long slider firm to back. Maker marked to "H. W. Timings Ltd B'Ham" to back.
British The Parachute Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece silver colored anodised Cap badge to the Parachute Regiment (post 1953 - with Queens crown). Chute over wings, surmounted by crown and lion. Good condition overall. Some minor dents/scratches to strings on chute, otherwise long silver colored slider firm to back and with the makers mark of "J R Gaunt B'ham".
British The Queens Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two piece, two tone anodised aluminum cap badge to the Queens Regiment. Badge is in good condition with little wear to front. Brass slider firm to back, with maker mark " J R Gaunt B'Ham".
British The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Collar Badge A single, brass collar badge to the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Dark tone to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Note they are slightly crushed/flattened, but have room for a pin to fit.
British The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Officers Collar Badge A gilt and silver (not hallmarked) officers collar badge to the Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Light wear to gilt, with silver now a dark uncleaned tone. Two looped lugs firm to back.
British The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. Polished to front (please see photo's for condition), with dark tone. Long brass slider firm to back. Please note that one edge of bottom scroll has been bent upwards.
British The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own) Cap Badge A post 1927 version of The Rifle Brigade Cap Badge. Light wear to white metal, with brass slider firm to back.
British The Rifle Brigade Shoulder Title A darkened brass shoulder title to the Rifle Brigade. Much wear to the darkened finish to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
British The Royal Green Jackets Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A silver colored anodised aluminum cap badge to The Royal Green Jackets Regiment. Badge is in good condition with little to no wear to front. Slider firm to back with maker mark of "J R Gaunt B'Ham".
British The Royal Green Jackets Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver toned, anodised aluminium cap badge to the Royal Green Jackets Regiment. Light wear to front, with slider fimr to back and maker marked to "J R Gaunt London".
British The Royal Hussars Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, two tone anodised aluminum Cap badge to the Royal Hussars. Long silver colored slider to back. Maker marked "J R Gaunt, B'Ham". Condition excellent.
British The Royal Irish Fusiliers Staybrite Cap Badge A two piece, two tone anodised aluminum cap badge to the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. Long silver toned slider is firm to back. Maker mark of "R.A. Hughes Ltd" stamped to back.
British The Royal Norfolk Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the British Royal Norfolk Regiment. Some wear/polishing to gilt finish to front, with a slight bend to Britannia's trident. To back is the original slider, firm but clipped short. No maker mark.
British The Royal Sussex Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British Royal Sussex Regiment. Gilt brass banner, with white metal star, plume and garter. Some tone/oxidation to gilt banner, with light wear overall. To back are two copper D shaped looped lugs, firm and original to back. Note they are bent slightly inward.
British The Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Suffolk Regiment. Light wear to white metal, but bottom brass scroll has been damaged/corroded with the "The" and "S" in Suffolk missing. Brass slider firm to back.
British The Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British Suffolk Regiment. Light wear to white metal, and bottom brass scroll. To back, slider has been removed (you can see the stump behind the crown) and a broach fitting attached. Hinge and part of pin are still present, but hook and the rest of the pin are missing.
British The Welch Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Welch Regiment. Dull polished tone to front, with two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
British The Welsh Guards Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Welsh Guards Regiment. Worn/polished to front (please see photo's for condition), with two copper looped lugs soldered to back. If these are replacement lugs, they are a period repair. Lugs have been squeezed to form points, but still have room for a pin to fit.
British The West Riding Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment. Light wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back. Please note that only one tab on the bottom scroll is secure/attached to the white metal part of the badge.
British The Wiltshire Regiment Cap Badge A brass cap badge to The Wiltshire Regiment. Some polishing to high-points to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British The Yorkshire (Green Howards) Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Yorkshire (Green Howards) Regiment. Light wear to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British The Yorkshire Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A two tone, single piece anodised aluminium cap badge to the Yorkshire Regiment. Badge is in good condition, with light wear. Please note that the slider is bent slightly to one side. It is firm to back with the maker mark of "J R Gaunt B'Ham".
British Tyneside Irish Regt Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Tyneside Irish Regiment. Light wear to front, with two D shaped copper lugs firm to back in a East/West configuration.
British Tyneside Scottish Regiment Cap Badge - Broach Fitting A white metal cap badge to the Tyneside Scottish Regiment. Light wear to front, with hook and hinge to back. Sadly the pin is broken, and only a small piece remains. Hook has also been squeezed to a point (I presume to act as a pin for display on a card).
British Victorian Glengarry Bagde to Queens Own Cameron Highlanders Regt A sliver plated brass glengarry badge to the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. Worn 1874 to 1881. Silver plate is tarnished/dark toned. Some wear to it on the St Andrews Cross. Two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Victorian Helmet Plate to Hampshire Regiment A superb two piece gilt brass Victorian era helmet plate to the Hampshire Regiment. 4 copper looped lugs to plate centre pierce a black piece of cloth and the brass surround. The two large copper looped lugs are also present on the back of the plate. Sadly the original pins which hold this all together are missing, so a ill-fitting pin and some wire are currently there. The Gilt finish overall has dulled with age.
British Volunteer Aid Shoulder Title/Badge - Boer War A Boer War era (? - construction seems to indicate this era, hand-cut, with brass round looped lugs), shoulder title or hat badge to a member of the Volunteer Aid. Dark tone, sheet brass, which has been hand-cut and two brass looped/circular lugs attached to back.
British Wellington College Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the Wellington College (Berkshire). Polished wear to front, and dark tone overall, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back (note they are bent slightly upwards).
British Wessex Infantry Brigade Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece gold colored anodised aluminum Cap Badge to the Wessex Infantry Brigade. Good condition overall, with long slider firm to back. Marker marked to "H. W. Timings Ltd B'ham".
British Wessex Territorial Royal Army Medical Corps Shoulder Title A brass, three piece shoulder title to the Wessex Territorial Royal Army Medical Corps. Slight polish/wear to front, while 3 D shaped copper looped lugs are firm to back.
British West Lancashire Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the West Lancashire Regiment. Dull tone/wear to front, with two D shaped looped copper lugs firm to back.
British West York Leeds Rifles Shoulder Title A WW1 era shoulder title to the West Yorkshire Battalion of the Leeds Rifles. Note either the T7 or T8 has been removed from top. Darkened brass, with about 30% of finish remaining. Only one D shaped copper looped lug remains to back.
British West Yorkshire Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the West Yorkshire Regiment. Polish wear to horse and bottom scroll, with long brass slider firm to back.
British Womens Royal Army Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A bi-metal cap badge to the WRAC or Womens Royal Army Corps. Some polish wear to front, with brass now a dark tone. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British Womens Volunteer Service Civil Defence Lapel Badge A chromed metal with red paint lapel badge to the British Womens Volunteer Service (WVS) Civil Defence. Established in 1938 to bring Women into the Air Raid Precautions (ARP). Badge is in great condition, with some minor wear/scratches to chrome finish to front. Pin, hook and hinge are all in good working order to back. Maker marked to "L Simpson & Co, London" to lower back of badge.
British Worcestershire Regiment Metal Shoulder Title A single piece, curved gilt shoulder title to the British Worcestershire Regiment. Slight dulling/toning to gilt finish overall. Both hex type lugs are firm to back. Comes with WW1 era backing plate and split pin.
British WW1 16th (The Queens Lancers) Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 16th (The Queens Lancers) Regiment . Some wear to front, with slight bends to the top of the lances (but not broken). Two D shaped, copper looped lugs firm and original to back.
British WW1 1st Kings Dragoon Guards Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the 1st Kings Dragoon Guards Regiment. Good detail to front, badge has long brass slider firm to back. Note tip of crown is missing to top.
British WW1 20th Hussars Regiment Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the 20th Hussars Regiment. A kings crown over the Roman numerals XX and the letter H. Long brass slider firm to back. Light wear to front.
British WW1 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) Regt Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the British WW1 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) Regiment. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with brass slider firm to back. Note reinforcing wire to back. No maker mark.
British WW1 Army Ordnance Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass, single piece cap badge to the British WW1 Army Ordnance Corps. Light wear/polishing to front of badge, with some gilt still remaining. To back is a long, brass slider, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British WW1 Army Ordnance Corps Cap Badge - First Pattern A single piece, brass cap badge to the Army Ordnance Corps. Slight wear/polish to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
British WW1 Army Service Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Army Service Corps. Much dulling of gilt finish to front, with only remains to back. Long brass slider firm to rear.
British WW1 Army Veterinary Corps Shoulder Title A single, brass shoulder title to the Army Veterinary Corps. Dark polished tone to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs. Slight bend in title centered around the "V" giving it a curved look.
British WW1 East Yorkshire Regiment Cap Badge - x 2 A pair of WW1 era bi-metal cap badges to the British East Yorkshire Regiment. Both show much wear to front, with one sadly missing its lower scroll. The other has two lugs to back, but they are pinched closed (to formed points). Both have their white metal center. No maker marks.
British WW1 Era 15th Kings Hussars Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 15th Kings Hussars. Worn 1902 to 1922. Light polishing to front. Please note two replacement copper looped lugs are present to back.
British WW1 Era 3rd Dragoon Guards Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 3rd Dragoon Guards. Brass crown to center over plumes and a brass bottom scroll. Brass slider firm to back. Badge is slightly bent, and has had a knock in the past, so the center crown is slightly lifted to one edge. Spot of verde gris to scroll and back (above slider).
British WW1 era Army Service Corps Cap Badge A nice, single piece, brass cap badge to the British Army Service Corps. Light wear to front, with original long brass slider, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British WW1 Era Cheshire Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Cheshire Regiment. Brass acorn and leaves to center on a white metal star with bottom scroll. Brass slider firm to back. Some polishing to highlights on front and dirty to back.
British WW1 era Cyclist Shoulder Title A WW1 era brass shoulder title to one of the British Cyclist Regiments. Slight polishing to front, with 2 D shaped copper looped lugs to back.
British WW1 era Royal Dublin Fusiliers Cap Badge A WW1 British bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. A white metal tiger over a elephant on a flaming brass grenade. White metal banner with the words "Royal Dublin Fusiliers" to base. Three copper looped lugs firm to back. Some light polishing to animals to center, otherwise badge is in good condition.
British WW1 Era Royal Engineers Cap Badge A single piece die struck brass cap badge to The British Royal Engineers. It has George V monogram to center. Condition is good, with dulling of gilt finish to front. Brass slider is firm to back.
British WW1 Era Territorial Royal Field Artillery West Lancashire Shoulder Title A 2 piece, brass shoulder title to the Territorial Royal Field Artillery West Lancashire. Polished to front, all three lugs have been neatly cut away and a bolt/thread added to top center back (for display?)
British WW1 Household Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Household Battalion. Formed from Household Cavalry reservists, it was disbanded in 1918. Some polish wear to front, with much of the gilt finish gone. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British WW1 Kings Own Scottish Borderers Shoulder Badge Titile A brass shoulder title to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB). Two D shaped copper lugs to back. Polished and with surface scratches to front surface.
British WW1 Labour Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the British WW1 Labour Corps. Some wear/polishing to front, with wide, original brass slider firm to back. Note slider has been clipped short. Traces of gilt and polish to front and back of badge. No maker mark.
British WW1 Lancashire Fusiliers 8th Territorial Regiment Shoulder Title A superb, but sadly broken 2 piece, brass shoulder title to the British WW1 Lancashire Fusiliers 8th Territorial Regiment. Some polish wear to front of title, with a break at the neck of the flaming grenade, which could be easily glued back together for display purposes. To back are two original copper looped lugs, but note that the one behind the "T/8" is folded over at top/loop. No maker mark.
British WW1 Machine Gun Corps Shoulder Title - Broken A single piece (now two) brass shoulder title to the British WW1 Machine Gun Corps (M.G.C). Polish wear to front, with a clear break between the "M" and "G.C", both parts retain a hex type brass lug, firm to back. Easily glued togther if desired, but will leave that to the new owner. Price accordingly.
British WW1 Medal Pair to 315230 GNR. A. C. Falden R.A + Card/Photo A WW1 Medal pair to a 315230 Gunner A. C. Falden R.A (Royal Artillery). Both The British War Medal and Victory Medal are correctly impressed with his details. Also included is a photo of a young gunner in dress uniform and a 1916 dated Christmas Card from the members of C Company Anti-Aircraft Battery. Overall good condition, with a couple of knocks to edges of medals, and tone to finish (they appear to have a small length of the correct, but replaced ribbon). The ribbon which holds the Christmas card together is present, but has disintegrated.
British WW1 Northamptonshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal, two piece cap badge to the British Northamptonshire Regiment. Some light wear/polishing to front of badge especially to top title "Gibraltar". To back, long brass slider is firm and original. No maker mark.
British WW1 Rifle Brigade Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Rifle Brigade. This Kings crowned version was worn during WW1 and up to 1927. Light wear to front, with Brass slider firm to back.
British WW1 Royal Artillery Cap Badge A single piece, toned brass cap badge to the British Royal Artillery (with slider). Came with a group of WW1 items, so I imagine that this is a WW1 version of the badge. Some were to front of badge, with long brass slider firm and original to back. No maker mark.
British WW1 Royal Engineers Cap Badge - George V A darkened brass (?), 2 piece cap badge to the British Royal Engineers. It has a separately attached George V (1910 - 1936) cypher to center (soldered on at 4 points). Dark chocolaty brown finish to front, with very little wear. There are traces of Gilt and purple finish to back of badge along with two long, brass tangs, which are usually associated with officers badges, and which are in good order. Cypher has been soldered on with a slight bend to the upper right (when viewed from the front) and isn't attached to frame (this isn't a break, but rather fault at time of manufacture).
British WW1 Royal Irish Fusiliers Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the WW1 Royal Irish Fusiliers. Badge is in good condition, with some polishing to harp on grenade, otherwise light were overall. To back is a long brass slider which has been clipped at base, and bent inwards (to retain badge to cap better?). No maker mark.
British WW1 Royal Munster Fusiliers Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Munster Fusiliers. White metal tiger on a Brass flaming Grenade. Two original copper looped lugs are present to back.
British WW1 Staffordshire Yeomanry Regiment Cap Badge A darkened bronze (?) cap badge to the British WW1 Staffordshire Yeomanry Regiment. Light wear/polishing to finish to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Note they are slightly pulled, and one is bent slightly upwards.
British WW1 The Border Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the British Border Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front, with brass slider firm and original to back. Note the extra piece of white metal attached to back, center, to hold in place a round, red piece of felt (which is sadly missing). No maker mark.
British WW1 The Royal Scots Regiment Cap Badge - Broken A single piece, white metal (war economy) cap badge to the British Royal Scots Regiment. Light wear to front, but note the split on upper right boarder and the folded over original lugs to back. Price accordingly.
British WW1/Pre 1937 The Norfolk Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Norfolk Regiment. Condition is good, with little wear to front and large brass slider firm to back.
British WW1/Pre-WW2 1st Kings Dragoon Guards Cap Badge A bi-metal Cap badge to the 1st Kings Dragoon Guards Regiment. Worn from 1915 to 1937. Brass center with Latin motto and the letters "KDG", mounted on a 8 pointed white metal star with kings crown. Brass slider firm to back. Light wear to front.
British WW1/WW2 17th/21st Lancers Regt Cap Badge A White metal cap badge to the 17th/21st Lancer Regiment, with the famous motto "Death or Glory". Long brass slider to reverse.
British WW1/WW2 Argyll And Sutherland Cap Badge A darkened finished white metal Argyll & Sutherland Regiment Cap badge. 90% of brown paint finish to front, with a fair amount of verde gris as well... note, missing tip of cap badge. Sadly only one copper looped lug to back (which has one foot/side broken).
British WW1/WW2 Dorsetshire Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Dorsetshire Regiment. White metal center on a round brass frame. Long brass slider firm to back. Some polishing to highlights, especially around castle.
British WW1/WW2 East Lancashire Regt Cap Badge A Cap Badge to the East Lancashire Regiment. Worn both in WW1 and WW2. Badge is of two piece construction and large brass slider to reverse.
British WW1/WW2 East Yorkshire Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the East Yorkshire Regiment. A white metal rose to the center of a star, surrounded by a laurel wreath, and below on the banner are the words "East Yorkshire". Long brass slider is firm to back. Badge is worn to front, and slider a little bent. Seems to have remnants of red paint also to back of star.
British WW1/WW2 Gloucestershire Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Gloucestershire Regiment. A Spinx on a plinth with the word "Egypt", over a sprig and wreath of Laurel, and the banner "Gloucestershire". Long brass slider is firm to back. Some light wear to high-point to front of badge
British WW1/WW2 Higland Light Infantry Corps Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the British Highland Light Infantry. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. Copper looped lugs are firm and brazed to back.
British WW1/WW2 Higland Light Infantry Corps Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the British Highland Light Infantry. Badge is in good condition, with slight polishing/wear to front. Copper looped lugs are firm and brazed to back.
British WW1/WW2 Higland Light Infantry Corps Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the British Highland Light Infantry. Badge is in great condition, with just some slight polishing/wear to front. Copper looped lugs are firm and brazed to back (note slightly bent).
British WW1/WW2 Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regt) Cap Badge A Cap Badge to The Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Made from 2 piece brass, it has large brass slider to back. Overall good condition, with gilt finish dull due to age.
British WW1/WW2 Kings Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge A Cap badge in White metal of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Regiment. Slight polishing to highlights to front of badge, while back is dirty, but with two slightly crushed copper looped lugs to back (still enough room to fit a pin through).
British WW1/WW2 Middlesex Regt Cap Badge A all brass version of the cap badge to the Middlesex Regiment. Brass slider firm to back.
British WW1/WW2 Northamptonshire Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the British Northamptonshire Regiment. Slightly polished condition to front (esp around castle and top title "Gibraltar"). Good brass slider is firm to back.
British WW1/WW2 Royal Artillery Cap Badge A gilt brass 2 piece cap badge to the Royal Artillery. A separate wheel is affixed to center of badge (this does NOT move/spin), Long brass slider to back. Much of the gilt finish has worn/dulled to front, otherwise good detail is present. Slight kink/bend to center of slider.
British WW1/WW2 Royal Artillery Cap Badge A nice, single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the British WW1/WW2 Royal Artillery. Some wear/polish to front, with much of the gilt finish now gone. Slider has been re-attached, but also reinforced to back, by soldering to loops either side of top scroll. Note there is some solder run to top of crown.
British WW1/WW2 Royal Artillery Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of British shoulder titles to the Royal Artillery (R.A.). Both are in good, but polished condition, with the odd tone spot to front, and one is slightly bent in the middle (upwards). Both have traces of polish, and both have two copper looped lugs firmly brazed to back. Not lugs are slightly bent, but a pin will fit through both. No maker mark.
British WW1/WW2 Royal Birkshire Regt Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Birkshire Regiment. Two copper looped lugs to back and a small brass plaque which says "England" soldered to middle of badge. Overall good condition, with slight polishing to highlights.
British WW1/WW2 Royal Flying Corps Sweethearts Broach A wooden/carved silhouette of a kings crown pilots wings, with the letter "P" to center (P=Pilot or a name starting with the letter). Attached to back via 4 small nails is a broach fitting with wire pin/hook. Wood appears to be varnished and hand-carved.
British WW1/WW2 Royal London Fusiliers Regt Cap Badge A brass cap Badge to the Royal London Fusiliers. Good detail to front with long original brass slider to back.
British WW1/WW2 Royal Scots Greys Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Scots Greys Regiment. A white metal Eagle above the banner "Waterloo", with a brass bottom scroll with the words "Royal Scots Greys". Long brass slider to back. Much wear/polish to front of this badge, especially to Eagles breast, head and the bottom scroll.
British WW1/WW2 Royal West Kent Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Royal West Kent Regiment. Rearing horse over the motto "INVICTA", and lower banner with the words "Royal West Kent". Long brass slider to back. Polishing to front of badge and slider has some old sellotape residue to back, which should clean off.
British WW1/WW2 Royal West Surrey Regt Cap Badge A all brass cap badge to the Royal West Surrey (The Queens) Regiment. Long brass slider firm to back. Has some darkening to front still remaining, but highlights have been polished.
British WW1/WW2 Scots Guards Regt Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the Scots Guards. Single piece badge which has been polished to front. 2 long copper looped lugs firmly to back.
British WW1/WW2 Scots Guards Regt Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Scots Guards Regiment. Light wear to front finish, with long brass slider firm to back.
British WW1/WW2 South Staffordshire Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the South Staffordshire Regiment. White metal crown and knot with a brass bottom scroll. Long brass slider to back. Some polishing to front of badge and toning to the bottom right of the scroll (when viewed from front).
British WW1/WW2 The Black Watch (The Royal Highlanders) Regt Cap Badge A single piece white metal Cap badge to the Black Watch (the Royal Highlanders) Regiment. Some wear/polish to front highlights, and both copper looped lugs are slightly squeezed closed (though a pin will easily fit through).
British WW1/WW2 The Black Watch (The Royal Highlanders) Regt Cap Badge A single piece white metal Cap badge to the Black Watch (the Royal Highlanders) Regiment. Some wear/polish to front of badge, with both copper looped lugs firm/brazed to back.
British WW1/WW2 The Black Watch (The Royal Highlanders) Regt Cap Badge A single piece, large white metal Cap badge to the Black Watch (the Royal Highlanders) Regiment. Some wear/polish to front highlights, and sadly only on original copper looped to back.
British WW1/WW2 The Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to The Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment. Brass grenade depicting a Sphinx within a Laurel wreath. This is mounted above a white metal banner with the words "The Lancashire Fusiliers". Long brass slider firm to back. Some wear/polishing to front of badge.
British WW1/WW2 The Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge A 4 piece bi-metal cap badge to the Middlesex Regiment. Brass backing, with white metal plumes and bottom banner, with the words "Middlesex Regt.", and then a brass crown on top of the plumes. Long brass slider firm to back. Light wear overall to front.
British WW1/WW2 The Royal Sussex Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Sussex Regiment. A white metal star with plume and a brass lower banner applied over the top with the words "The Royal Sussex Regt". Long brass slider to back. Some wear to both center of star and lower banner. Slider firm to back. Someone has scratched "A Clark" to slider.
British WW1/WW2 The Welsh Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to The Welsh Regiment. White metal plumes, with a gilt brass crown and gilt brass bottom banner with the words "The Welsh". Brass slider is firm to back. Light wear to foront, with gilt finish dulled with age.
British WW1/WW2 Titles - Need Repair Three single piece, brass shoulder titles to the following Regiments: - The Suffolk Regiment - no lugs... old threads from display board still attached, where it was sewn on. - The Gordon Highlanders Regiment - - no lugs... old threads from display board still attached, where it was sewn on. - The Queens West Surrey Regiment - only one hex lug to back Would do well for a framed medal display. No maker marks to back.
British WW1/WW2 Tyneside Scottish Cap Badge A White metal cap badge to the Tyneside Scottish Regiment. Light wear to front, with long copper looped lugs to back. Lugs are slightly squeezed closed/elongated, but still with enough room for a pin to go through.
British WW1/WW2 Tyneside Scottish Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Tyneside Scottish Regiment. Light wear to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
British WW2 47th (London) Infantry Division Formation Cloth Badge A cloth shoulder badge to the 47th (London) Infantry Division. Printed red (Bow) bells on a black background. Slight scuffs to edges of black material, otherwise shows wear consistent with being attached to a uniform. Some letters in pen to back.
British WW2 82nd (West Africa) Division Formation Patch A superb, WW2 printed cloth formation patch to the British 82nd (West Africa) Division. It formed around 1943, from the existing elements of the 1st (West Africa) Infantry Brigade and 2nd (West Africa) Infantry Brigade (both of which had previously taken part in the East African Campaign in 1940 and 1941), and the freshly raised 4th (Nigerian) Infantry Brigade. The shield depicts crossed spears on a porter's headband, in black on a yellow shield. They fought hard from May 1944, in Burma, until the Japanese retreat and eventual surrendered. Patch is in good to OK condition, with some grubbiness to front and small area's of rust stains. It has been expertly hand sewn onto a piece of cloth, which has had 3 hooks attached at the corners, to allow it to be hooked on and off a shirt/battle dress. A nice period/original item.
British WW2 8th Irish Batt, Kings Liverpool Regiment Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the 8th Irish Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment. Good condition, with little wear to front. Long brass slider, firm to back.
British WW2 Anti-Aircraft Command Formation Patch A single, large red, with printed black, British WW2 formation shoulder patch for Anti-Aircraft Command. Universally adopted by all units and formations in air defence of Great Britain in 1943. Light wear to front, and slightly grubby. Evidence of wear/stitching to edge, this has been removed from a uniform. Could do with a iron to flatten.
British WW2 Auxiliary Territorial Service Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the British Auxiliary Territorial Service Corps (A.T.S). Some wear/polish to front of badge, which is now a dark tone. To back is a original slider, firm, but note tip has been clipped. No maker mark.
British WW2 Boy Scouts Cloth National Service Award A single, cloth badge awarded to Boy Scouts during WW2 for 100 hours National Service, i.e. collecting scrap for the war efforts. Yellow embroidered letters and crown on a red felt background, and with a red thread boarder. To back is the remains of the paper backing. Overall good condition.
British WW2 Eastern Command Formation Cloth Badge A machine embroidered cloth shoulder badge to the Eastern Command. A white Bulldog on a black background. Badge a little faded/grubby to front, but consistent with service wear and attachment to a uniform.
British WW2 Era 3rd Carabiniers Regt Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 3rd (Prince of Wale's Dragoon Guards) Carabiniers Regiment. Good detail to front, with brass slider firm to back.
British WW2 Era Intelligence Corps Cap Badge A WW2 era gilt brass cap badge to the Intelligence Corps. A rose to center, part surrounded by laurel wreath, with a kings crown above and the banner below, with the words "Intelligence Corps". Brass slider is firm to back, with the maker mark "J R Gaunt London". Much of gilt finish has worn/dulled to front.
British WW2 era Plastic/Economy Crown/Rank Pip. A single, gold/brass coloured Kings Crown rank or sleeve badge in war economy plastic. Good condition to front, with little to no wear. Comes with original fiber backing disk and pin. Maker marked to back with "2-H" at the top of crown and then "A. Stanley & Sons, Walsall" to bottom. Both integrated lugs to back are in good condition.
British WW2 era Royal Air Force Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the British Royal Air Force. Some wear/polishing to front, with two original copper looped lugs firm to back. Note they are slightly stretched, but plenty of room for a pin. No maker mark
British WW2 era Royal Artillery Sweethearts Badge/pin A rather nice chrome, enamel and mother of Perl sweethearts pin/pendant to the British Royal Artillery. A chromed metal pin, with working hook, hinge and pin to back, with a suspended Mother of Perl square which contains a round enamel plaque with a Royal Artillery Cap badge on a white background. Badge is in perfect condition, with no damage.
British WW2 era Royal Signals Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the British Royal Signals. White embroidered lettering on a dark blue background. There is a much frayed black threaded backing cloth to back. Light wear overall.
British WW2 Lorry Driver Trade Sleeve Patch - Cloth A single piece, painted and embroidered sleeve trade patch for a Lorry Driver on Khaki wool material. A white Kings crown (in paint and thread) over a white spoke wheel (paint) with a black tire (thread). Damage to paint finish overall, and khaki wool is frayed somewhat to the side of the crown.
British WW2 Paper Map of Lille and Surrounding Area - 1943 A large, printed colour map of the City of Lille and the surrounding French Country-side, originally printed in 1939. This is the 3rd Edition of the map, dated 1943, and is produced by the British War Office. Scale is 1:250,000 Europe (AIR). It gives great detail of roads, canals and topography, and actually covers many of the battlefields where Britain and the Commonwealth fought in the First World War. Note paper is slightly discouloured, and it has been stored folded. There is also a small tear on the upper right-hand edge. Still retains great colour and should display well.
British WW2 RAF Cloth Shoulder Titles - Pair A pair (not quiet matching in terms of wear) of cloth shoulder titles worn by RAF personnel during WW2. Light blue embroidered thread on a blue wool background, with black cotton backing. Both are a little frayed and the one with the eagle pointing left (when viewed from the front) is a little a little faded.
British WW2 RAF Shoulder Eagle - Single A single cloth and machine embroider shoulder badge worn by members of the British Royal Air Force. Some wear to front, with a off-white, hessian material to back. Show signs of being removed from a uniform. A off-white hessian type backing material
British WW2 RAF Shoulder Eagles - Pair A matching pair of cloth and machine embroider shoulder badges worn by members of the British Royal Air Force. Some wear to front, with a small amout of fraying to edges on one. Both show signs of being removed from a uniform.
British WW2 Ribbon Bar - 4 Medals Awarded A slightly grubby, WW2 era British ribbon bar made from a piece of plastic, with 4, ribbons sewn around. From left to right, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italian Star and Defence Medal. All roughly sewn to back and together. The Defence medal ribbon at the end is a little loose, but attached. As mentioned grubby and worn overall.
British WW2 Ribbon Bar - 4 Ribbon A long brass ribbon bar with 4 WW2 British ribbons attached. In order from left to right, 1939-45 Star, British Defence Medal, British War Medal 1939-45 and Efficiency Medal. Slightly grubby/worn overall, with some fraying to Efficiency medal ribbon. Hook, hing and pin in good working order.
British WW2 Royal Armoured Corps Cap Badge A nice, single piece, white metal cap badge to the British Royal Armoured Corps (RAC). Light wear to front, with some tone just on left top side to front. Two loops to back, firm and original in a North/South Config. No maker mark.
British WW2 Royal Army Medical Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the British WW2 Royal Army Medical Corps. White embroidered letters on a reddy-brown background, with a black cloth backing. Title is in good condition, with slight grubbiness to white letters, and a kink (i.e. it could do with a iron to flatten).
British WW2 Royal Army Medical Corps Plastic Economy Cap Badge A single piece, dark brown cap badge to the Royal Army Medical Corps. Badge is in great condition, with light wear to front, and no warping. Both copper tang fasteners to back are in good, firm condition, and with the maker mark to lower back of "A Stanley & Sons, Walsall".
British WW2 Royal Army Medical Corps Slip-on Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of WW2 slip-on khaki wool shoulder titles to the British Royal Army Medical Corps. Both titles have black embroidered letters on a khaki background, and are in excellent condition, with all stitching firm, and both have their cloth loops attached to back.
British WW2 Royal Army Ordnance Corps Officers Cap Badge A nice strike in darkened bronze, of a Officers Cap Badge for the WW2 Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Some light wear/polishing to high points to front, otherwise superb detail. To back are two blades/tangs in good, firm condition. No maker mark.
British WW2 Royal Artillery Cap Badge - Slider A gilt brass, one piece cap badge to the WW2 British Royal Artillery. Much wear/dulling of gilt finish to front, with slider firm to back.
British WW2 Royal Artillery Shoulder Title - Pair - Indian Made? A matching pair of cast brass, Indian made (due to cast lugs, with a drill hole to back) British shoulder titles to the Royal Artillery (R.A.). Both are in good, but polished condition to front, with one with a slight. Both have traces of polish, and both have two integrated lugs firmly to back. No maker mark. See item 52083 for the medal bars which came in the same tin as these (it has a Indian Service medal ribbon).
British WW2 Scottish Command Formation Badge A cloth WW2 formation sleeve badge to the Scottish Command. Yellow embroidered lion on a red cloth background. Some wear to front, consistent with removal from a uniform. Light khaki material to back, with faint ink writing I believe describing what the badge is. Hard to read.
British WW2 Sew-on Ribbon Bar A full size WW2 British ribbon bar, with four pieces of ribbon wrapped around what appears to be a length of transparent plastic. Starting from left to right: Ribbon for the France and Germany Star, British Defence Medal, British War Medal and Efficiency Medal. All are sewn on to bar with grey/green cotton. Sadly no information on who they were made up for.
British WW2 South Eastern Command Formation Badge A printed cloth formation badge for the WW2 South Eastern Command. A multi-colored Tiger on a khaki colored background. Badge is slightly grubby, but consistent with service wear and removal from uniform.
British WW2 The Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Cap Badge - Plastic A single piece, large silver coloured plastic cap badge to the British The Queen’s Royal (West Surrey) Regiment. Worn during WW2, this badge is complete, but in OK condition. No wear or warping to badge, but there is a crack in the plastic (NOT all the way through) on the pole of the flag and where the flag touches the back of the Sheep. To back are two brass blades, firm and original with no splits, but with a touch of oxidation. No maker mark.
British York & Lancaster Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal, 3 layered cap badge to the York & Lancaster Regiment. Light wear to front, with a long brass slider firm to back.
British York & Lancaster Regiment Cap Badge A superb WW1 (?) era, bi-metal, 3 layered cap badge to the York & Lancaster Regiment. Light wear/polishing to front, with a long brass slider firm to back.
British York and Lancaster Regt Shoulder Title A single piece shoulder title to the York and Lancaster Regiment. Polished wear to front, with two hex type brass lugs firm to back.
British Yorkshire Hussars Sholder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Yorkshire Hussars (Y.H.). Dark tone to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
British/Commonwealth - Button Stick - Brass A old/vintage button stick, which appears hand-made (no makers marks). Used to polish brass/white metal buttons, while not allowing cleaning product/polish on the material of your jacket/tunic. Evidence of use, with scraps/scratches on either sides of the slot. Some staining and patches of verde gris.
British/Commonwealth - Button Stick - Brass A old/vintage British button stick. Used to polish brass/white metal buttons, while not allowing cleaning product/polish on the material of your jacket/tunic. Evidence of use, with scraps/scratches on either side. Marked "Patent No 116972/17". Some staining and tone spots.
British/Commonwealth - Button Stick - Steel A single piece, war economy (so made of Zinc coated Steel, instead of Brass) button stick. Used to polish brass/white metal buttons, while not allowing cleaning product/polish on the material of your jacket/tunic. Evidence of use, with scraps/scratches on either sides of the slot. Some surface rust to edges and back. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Air Force Corporals Rank Sleeve Stripes A single, cloth set of ranks stripes to a Corporal serving in the British or Commonwealth Air Force. Probably dating around the 1960's, the badge is in good condition, with just some light wear to front. To back is a white backing cloth and evidence of stitching/attachment to a uniform.
British/Commonwealth Air Force Corporals Sleeve Rank Badge A single cloth sleeve rank badge to that of a Corporal in the British or Commonwealth Air Force. Looks to be of WW2 vintage, with a dark blue wool backing (slightly moth grazed, but no holes). Clean to both front and back. May have been trimmed to edges, as there looks to be a scissor nic to stripe material on lower left.
British/Commonwealth Air Force Sergeant Rank Sleeve Stripes A single set of British or Commonwealth Sergeants stripes to a member of the Air Force (worn by RAF/RNZAF etc). Probably 1960's in date, there is light wear to front, with just a touch of grubbiness to bottom front of badge.To back, edge has been folded over and there is evidence of stitching/threads, where it has been removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth Air Force Staff Sergeants Rank Crown A single cloth padded rank crown for a Staff Sergeant in the British or Commonwealth Air Force. A Kings crown in light blue and white, with black threads on a dark blue background. To back is a white hessian type backing cloth with some rust stains, otherwise, overall the badge is clean, though a little worn.
British/Commonwealth Air Training Corps Senior Cadet Sleeve Rank Badge A single, cloth sleeve badge denoting Senior Air Cadet and worn by British or Commonwealth Air Training Corps (Cadets). A light blue 4 bladed Propeller/Flower on a dark blue cloth background. To back is a white material backing cloth. Badge is clean overall.
British/Commonwealth Air Training Corps Shoulder Title A single, dark blue wool and thread shoulder title to the British or Commonwealth Air Training Corps. WW2 or slightly later in design, the badge is in good condition, with just some light grazing of moth to front. To back is a white hessian type backing cloth to the letters. Note one or two loose threads, otherwise in good condition.
British/Commonwealth Air Training Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A early (WW2 era) pair of round cloth shoulder titles to either the British or Commonwealth Air Training Corps). A matching pair in terms of construction, but colour wise, one is a little lighter/less grubby than the other. Some moth grazing to front, otherwise no holes. There are also a few loose threads to edge. To back, both retain their black paper backing with some evidence to one that it has been removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth Air Training Corps Shoulder Title - Tropical A single, cloth shoulder title to the British or Commonwealth Air Training Corps (Cadets). Light khaki coloured material (indicating a summer or tropical issue) on a dark cloth background. Red embroidered letters, with just a few loose threads to edge. Note two sets of staple holes on either side/edge where it was attached to a card. Also to back is some old remnants of sellotape.
British/Commonwealth Air Training Corps Shoulder Title - Variation A single, cloth shoulder title to either the British or Commonwealth Air Training Corps (Cadets) Dark blue wool backing, with a embroidered light blue thread border and the letters "Air Training Corps". Some rust stains to front, with a few loose threads to edge. To back is a black backing cloth and some staining from glue/sellotape where it has been mounted on a board for display.
British/Commonwealth Air Training Corps Tie Pin/Badge A small, gilt brass and enamel tie pin or lapel badge to the British and Commonwealth Air Training Corps (ATC). Badge is in good condition, with now tone to the gilt brass. A possible slight chip or imperfection to pale blue enamel center (at the foot of the "A" on the right). Long brass pin to back is in good, firm condition to back. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Airforce Association Badge/Pin A gilt metal and enamel pin or badge to the Airforce Association. The kings crown badge is in great condition, with all enamel complete and little wear to front. Attached is a date plaque to show paid up member for 1982-1983. White metal pin to back is firm and original. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Army Air Corps Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of anodised aluminium collar badges to either the British or New Zealand Army Air Corps. Both badges are in good condition, with little war to front, and single integrated lug firm to back,
British/Commonwealth Army Chaplains Department Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt fired cap badge to either the British or Commonwealth Army Chaplains Department. New Zealand for example was allowed to wear all British Chaplains insignia from 1937 to 1980, when they moved to their own distinct badges. This is the small crown type (there is a version with a larger Queens crown), and has light wear/toning to finish to front. To back are two original looped lugs. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Artillery Gun Layer Proficiency Sleeve Badge A single piece, stamped gilt brass sleeve badge worn by British or Commonwealth Artillery Forces for Gun Layer proficiency. Some wear to gilt finish to front, with now a dull/dark tone to "L" and and some of the wreath. To back are three original copper looped lugs, all firm but slightly bent. No Maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Commemorative Victorian Medal - Gilt Brass A small, heavily gilt brass medal depicting the head of Queen Victoria, with the motto "Queen and Empire) with British coat of arms to top, Australia to the left, Canada to the right and India at the base. Surmounted by a Kings crown Slight wear to gilt finish, with original brass loop to top and a button clip. No maker mark to back.
British/Commonwealth Corporals Sleeve Rank Badge A post-WW2 rank sleeve badge to that of a Army Corporal in the British or Commonwealth Forces. Dark khaki and white stripes attached to a cotton khaki backing material. Stripes have been used/issued with evidence of removal from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth Crown Sleeve Rank Badge A gilt brass kings crown sleeve rank badge worn by British or Commonwealth soldiers with the rank of Staff Sergeant (above three stripes). Much of the gilt finish has been polished off, with only some remains to back. Complete with round backing plate and split-pin. Both copper looped lugs are firm to back.
British/Commonwealth Dress Tunic Buckle A three piece brass dress tunic buckle worn by both British and Commonwealth forces (Army and Air Force). No maker mark or date.
British/Commonwealth Education Corps Stable Belt A cloth and leather stable belt to either the British or Commonwealth Education Corps. Bands of Light Blue and Dark Blue, belt is in good condition, with just a slight pull/fraying of threads to belt on left side (when worn), at the back. All buckles and strapes are present and in good condition. Leather is also supple. There is no maker mark or date.
British/Commonwealth Engineer Collar Badge Gilt Brass/Silver - Pair A matching pair of gilt fired brass and silver (though not marked) collar badges to the Engineer Corps. Certainly worn by the Royal New Zealand Engineers and I'm sure their British counter-parts. Both collars have slight wear to high-points on gilt grenade. The lower scroll on both, is a dark uncleaned tone. Both have two original looped lugs in a North/South configuration to back. Note lugs are slightly bent to back. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Frontiersmen Shoulder Title A solid, gilt brass shoulder title to the British and/or Commonwealth Frontiersmen. Title is in good to OK condition, with some wear to gilt finish. Note only one original lug to back, while a replacement has been glued into place. No makers mark.
British/Commonwealth Frontiersmen Shoulder Title A solid, older style, gilt brass shoulder title to the British and/or Commonwealth Frontiersmen. Title is in good condition, with some dulling (due to age) to gilt finish to front. Two copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. No makers mark.
British/Commonwealth Grand United Oddfellows Pin/Badge A small gilt brass and enamel pin to the Grand United Oddfellows. Its is a organisation much along the lines of the Masonic Lodges with its members promoting "philanthropy, ethic of reciprocity and charity". Many members of the Armed forces were also "Oddfellows". Badge is in good condition with light were to front, and no enamel damage. Some toning to gilt finish to back, but hinge, hook and pin are in good working order. Maker marked to "Miller & Sons, Sydney".
British/Commonwealth Home Service Helmet Ball/Top - Artillery A ball in leaf cup top for a British or Commonwealth Home Service or Pith Helmet. Worn by Artillery, Army Service Corps and Medical personnel. Gilt brass ball, within 5 leaves on a stem which includes the interior attachment/nut for holding the ball on top of the hat. Light wear to gilt finish, with some tone spots.
British/Commonwealth Home Service Helmet Cruciform Spike Base A gilt brass, cruciform spike base for a British or Commonwealth Home Service or Pith helmet. This is a OR's type, with integrated rosettes, and chin-strap hook to back. Underneath are 4 copper looped lugs, brazed firmly to back. Some wear to finish overall.
British/Commonwealth L/Corporals Sleeve Rank Badge A WW2 era rank sleeve stripe to that of a Lance Corporal in the British or Commonwealth Army. Dark khaki and white tress on a khaki wool backing. Some fraying to edge of wool backing.
British/Commonwealth L/Corporals Sleeve Rank Badge - Tropical A WW2 era rank sleeve stripe to that of a Lance Corporal in the British or Commonwealth Army. Dark khaki and white tress on a khaki cotton backing. Some fraying to edge of cotton backing, with some evidence it has been removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth LAC - Leading Aircraftmen Sleeve Badge A cloth British or Commonwealth proficiency sleeve badge for a Leading Aircraftmen (LAC). A blue embroidered propeller on a dark blue wool background. A darker blue backing material is then present to back. Much evidence of wear and being attached/stitched to a uniform. A nice, used example.
British/Commonwealth LAC Sleeve Rank Badge - Tropical A nice WW2 era, single piece, embroidered in red on light khaki material Arm or Sleeve badge to a Leading Aircraft Person - LAC. Worn by both British RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces. A red propeller on a a light khaki material background. Edge has been folded, with badge being sewn into a rectangle, but there is evidence of the badge being sown/removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth Merchant Marine Officers Peaked Cap Badge A superb, gilt brass and bullion threaded, padded peak cap badge to a Officer in the Merchant Marine. Looks to be 1940's/50's manufacture, with some dulling/wear to gilt finish on crown. Some wear/tarnish also to anchor to center, with some frayed threads where the silver bullion thread has worn away at base if it. There is evidence of stitching/threads to back, where it has been removed from a hat. Red/Crimson velvet and purple felt backing (behind Merchant crown) and in good order and retain much colour.
British/Commonwealth Naval Officers Casp Badge - Kings Crown A superb, 4 piece Gilt brass, Silver(?) and cloth cap to a Officer in the British or Commonwealth Navy. Separate Silver base to crown and anchor to center, with Red velvet material to top of Kings crown. To back are two long looped lugs and a maker mark to "FIRMIN LONDON" to lower right on the back of the backing plate of the crown. Slight toning to anchor and also one side of wreath.
British/Commonwealth Naval Officers Shoulder Board - Sub Lieutenant - Engineering A single cloth, leather and cardboard (?) shoulder board to a Officer in the British or Commonwealth Navy with the rank of Sub Lieutenant in the Engineers (noted by the purple colour below the rank tress). This is a pre-1955 board, as the colour was no-longer worn in at least the British Royal Navy after this date. Dark tone to the gilt tress, with light wear overall. Old threads still present to wide end, indicating removal from uniform.
British/Commonwealth Officer Rank Pips - x 6 A set of 6 same sized rank pips to a Officer in the British or Commonwealth Army, worn during WW1 or WW2. These came in a collection of Australian items and made from darkened copper. Note some of them are slightly bent, and that 2 of them have a brass lug to back (while the others have two copper lugs). One has only a single lug to back. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Piece of Officers Peaked Hat-band - Armband? A usual item which came with a number of WW2 Air Force items, and is a single piece of Officers Peaked Hat band, which has been fashioned into a Armband. I can only presume that it was used as a form of mourning or funeral armband to remember fallen colleagues. Someone will know. No markings and stitched roughly to edges.
British/Commonwealth Post 1953 Air Force Officers Cap Badge A older style (and larger than the one I have listed on a band), multi piece cloth and metal Officers Peaked Cap badge for a Post 1952 (Queens Crown) peaked cap. Worn by the British RAF and other Commonwealth Air Forces, the badge is in great condition, with just some slight fraying to dark backing cloth. There is also some tone to gilt finish on bullion thread and eagle to center of badge. No maker mark. Clear evidence that this has been removed from a hat, with old threads of a different colour to edge.
British/Commonwealth Post 1953 Air Force Officers Cap Badge and Band A multi piece cloth and metal Officers Peaked Cap badge and band for a Post 1952 (Queens Crown) peaked cap. Worn by the British RAF and other Commonwealth Air Forces, the badge and band are in great condition, with no fraying and just some tone to gilt on bullion thread and eagle to center of badge. No maker mark that I can see.
British/Commonwealth Post 1960's Air Force Sergeants Rank Stripes - Pair A matching pair of post 1960's British or Commonwealth sleeve rank stripes to that of Sergeant in the Air Force. Clean to both back and front (not some thinning to black backing on one, hence a difference in colour). Don't look to have been ever worn/sewn on a uniform.
British/Commonwealth RAF LAC - Leading Aircraftsman Sleeve Badge A British or Commonwealth sleeve rank badge to a Leading Aircraftsman (LAC). A single light blue threaded propeller blade on a dark blue wool background. It has a dark blue/black backing cloth. Slight grubbiness to front, with old threads around outside, where it has been removed from uniform.
British/Commonwealth RAF LAC - Leading Aircraftsman Sleeve Badge A British or Commonwealth sleeve rank badge to a Leading Aircraftsman (LAC). A single light blue threaded propeller blade on a dark blue wool background. It has a dark blue/black backing cloth. Front is a little grubby, otherwise a sound patch.
British/Commonwealth RAF Leading Aircraft Person Arm/Sleeve Badge A single piece, embroidered cloth Arm or Sleeve badge to a Leading Aircraft Person - LAC. Worn by British RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces. A light and dark blue thread propeller on a dark blue material background. There is a canvas style cloth to back. Some wear to center of propeller and a small stain to backing cloth, otherwise there evidence of the badge being sown/removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth RAF Officers Peaked Cap Insignia - QE2 A gilt brass and embroidered cloth badge worn by Officers of the RAF/RNZAF/RAAF/RCAF and SAAF. This is with Queens crown, so post 1952. A well made and padded crown and wreath with gilt eagle to back. A small black canvas backing cloth to center, with threads glued to back. No maker mark, but evidence of removal from a hat/stitching to edge.
British/Commonwealth RAF Tropical Eagle Sleeve Badge A single embroidered eagle, worn on tropical or summer uniform to the British or Commonwealth RAF/RNZAF/RCAF/RAAF. Eagle is in good un-issued condition, with two small holes at the bottom, from a staple, where it was mounted on a piece of card. No backing cloth, and note this has been manufactured ribbon style.
British/Commonwealth RAF Tropical Eagle Sleeve Badge - Paper backing A single embroidered eagle, worn on tropical or summer uniform to the British or Commonwealth RAF/RNZAF/RCAF/RAAF. Eagle is in good un-issued condition, with two small holes at the right-hand side, from a staple, where it was mounted on a piece of card. Note the backing, which the eagle has been embroidered into, and is newspaper with a article discussing various ex-Army/Navy associations. Another layer of brown paper has then been added to back.
British/Commonwealth RAF Tropical Leading Aircraft Person Arm/Sleeve Badge A WW2 era, single piece, printed in red in light khaki material Arm or Sleeve badge to a Leading Aircraft Person - LAC. Worn by both British RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces. A red propeller on a a light khaki material background. Some fraying to back edge, with badge being sewn into a rectangle, but there is evidence of the badge being sown/removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth RAF Wireless Operators Arm Badge A embroidered cloth sleeve trade badge to a RAF Wireless Operator. Worn by British RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces. Light and dark blue thread one a dark blue background with a hessian type cloth and white paper backing (now torn in places to back). Good condition, though cut slightly off-center, with some fraying to sides.
British/Commonwealth RAF Wireless Operators Arm Badge - 2 A rather worn example of a British RAF Wireless Operators Trade Arm Badge, worn by RAF and Commonwealth Air Force Personnel. Many threads to fist and lightening bolts missing. Dark blue backing has some mothing and fraying to edge. Pale canvas cloth backing is still present, with remnants of paper backing. A "been there, done that" example.
British/Commonwealth Rangefinder Trade/Qualification Sleeve Badge A 2 piece, gilt brass, with backing plate, sleeve trade/qualification badge for a British/Commonwealth Rangefinder. The qualification dates back to WW1 and was worn both by Infantry and Artillery Rangefinders. Badge is in good condition, with some dulling and surface wear to "R" and wreath. The curved brass backing plate also has surface scratches, but there is a faint outline of the wreath and "R", showing that these have been together for some time. To back, both "R" and wreath have two copper, looped lugs, firm and original to back. No makers mark.
British/Commonwealth REME Artificers Sleeve/Arm Trade Badge - Brass A British/Commonwealth REME Artificers Sleeve/Arm Trade Badge in brass with backing plate and pins. Light wear to front, with 4 D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. Complete with backing plate and two pins.
British/Commonwealth Salvation Army Cap Badge A large white metal, silver frosted cap badge to the Salvation Army. Appears old, with some wear/polishing to front. To back are only a single pair of metal tangs (one side is missing) and a makers plaque of "Made in England"
British/Commonwealth Salvation Army Cap Badge A frosted, silver plated brass cap badge to the Salvation Army. Appear to have some age, with cross, intertwined "S" and crossed swords to center on a Maroon felt background. to outside wreath is the motto "Blood and Fire". To back is a brass backing plate, held on by a nut. Its marked "Made in England" to one side of the edge, with both long wire tangs, firm and complete to back.
British/Commonwealth Salvation Army Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of frosted white metal collar badges to the British/Commonwealth Salvation Army. Some toning/wear to frosted finish to front, both collars retain their 4 white metal tangs to back. No maker mark.
British/Commonwealth Salvation Army Collar Badge - Pair A pair of frosted, silver plated collar badges to the Salvation Army. Appear to have some age, with cross, intertwined "S" and crossed swords to center. To outside wreath is the motto "Blood and Fire". Both have two bladed lugs to back, with "Made in England" to one side of the edge.
British/Commonwealth Sea Cadet Corps Tally Band A full length, tied tally band to either the British, NZ or Australian Sea Cadet Corps. Some wear/dirt to band, but otherwise complete. Please note tins pictured are not included in the sale.
British/Commonwealth Sergeant Rank Sleeve Stripes A single British or Commonwealth rank or sleeve stripes to that of a Sergeant. Dark khaki wool background, with three dark tan/brown stripes. Light wear to front, with some evidence of stitching/attachment to a uniform.
British/Commonwealth Sergeant Rank Sleeve Stripes - Pair A matching pair (in terms of colour and wear) of British/Commonwealth rank or sleeve stripes to that of a Sergeant. Dark khaki wool background, with three light green/khaki stripes. Light wear to front, with evidence of stitching/attachment to a uniform on both. Note to back on one, is a circular ink manufacturers stamp. Hard to make out any detail from it. That set of stripes also has a moth nip to edge.
British/Commonwealth Shoulder Strap Shell/Wing - Guards/Bandsman? A cloth shoulder strap shell or wing, worn on the Red uniform tunic of a British or Commonwealth Soldier (Guards or Bandsman?). Appears to have some age and wear, especially to outer edge. Note direction of stripes within half-circle, which would indicate it being the left shoulder (when worn). Off-white/light khaki tress on a red material background. Two clips to corners (on back) where they would hook into corresponding eyelets on the tunic. There is also a wide cloth loop to fit under shoulder strap. Overall good condition, with some fraying on outer edge, and what appears to be shellac to back. Some light surface mothing to red material.
British/Commonwealth Signal Corps Stable Belt A British or Commonwealth cloth and leather Stable belt to either the Signal Corps. Belt is in good condition, with little wear and all strapes/buckles in great condition. Leather is also still supple. Colours are Light Blue/Dark Blue and Green. No maker mark or date.
British/Commonwealth Staff Sergeant Rank Sleeve Stripes - Pair A matching pair of rank sleeve insignia to a Staff Sergeant in the British or Commonwealth Army. Kings crown, in white material, above three white stripes. Grubby overall, with some rust and pink (in colour) stains on some stripes, with much fraying to khaki backing material. Certainly look to have been used, with some white threads attached to edge to show previous stitching to a uniform... For tropical or night wear? Someone will know.
British/Commonwealth Warrant Officers Sleeve Rank Badge A single piece, cast brass sleeve rank badge for a Warrant Officer in either the British or Commonwealth Army. Kings crown, this badge has some wear/polish to front, with a small crack on the front leg of the Unicorn. Both brass, integrated looped lugs are firm and original to back. Appears to be a faint makers mark to back of center of shield.
British/Commonwealth Warrant Officers Sleeve Rank Crown - Early A single, padded cloth rank crown to either a Warrant Officer in the British or Commonwealth Army (could also be a Staff Sergeants Crown, though is large). Seems to be a earlier type in terms of construction and crown shape, with some wear/grubbiness to front. To back is a white cotton or canvas backing cloth. Note some loose threads to edge, otherwise much evidence that it has been removed from a uniform. A nice badge.
British/Commonwealth Warrant Officers Sleeve Rank Crown - WW2? A single cloth crown sleeve rank badge for a Army Warrant Officer rank to either the British or Commonwealth Armed Services. Looks to be of about WW2 vintage, with dark khaki wool material and brow/black/grey threads embroidered into a kings crown. To back is a lighter khaki backing cloth, with some rust stains. Overall clean to front.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Army Oversea's Service Stripes - 3 years A printed red on khaki cotton material of Army oversea's service stripes to denote 3 years serving in the a Oversea's Theatre of War. Worn by both British and Commonwealth forces on the right sleeve of their battle dress or uniform during and after WW2. Badge is in good, un-issued condition, and clean to both front and back.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Lieutenant-Colonel Slip-on Tropical Shoulder Rank Boards A matching pair (in terms of colour and wear) of slip-on Tropical or Summer rank slides to a Lieutenant-Colonel. Pre-1952 in date, they are in OK to slightly worn condition. Both boards have small patches of rust stains (due to storage?) and the occasional loose thread. Great for a display.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Overseas Service Chevrons - 3 Years A embroidered and wool sleeve badge awarded to a British or Commonwealth soldier who served for more than 3 years overseas, on active service. Each red embroidered Chevron represents 12 months service. Badge is in good condition, with just a slight moth nip to bottom right edge of khaki wool material. White hessian backing material is in good/slightly frayed condition to back. Evidence of stitching/removal from uniform.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Printed Overseas Service Chevrons - 3 Years A printed sleeve badge awarded to a British or Commonwealth soldier who served for more than 3 years overseas, on active service. Each red Chevron represents 12 months service. Badge is in good condition, with a black backing material. Evidence of stitching/removal from uniform.
British/Commonwealth WW2 RAF Corporal Rank Sleeve Band. A British or Commonwealth arm band with the rank of Corporal sewn on. In the colours of Air Force (RAF/RAAF/RNZAF/RCAF etc). Appear to be WW2 vintage, with wool backing to stripes, which is a little moth-eaten/fraying, but otherwise they are NOT dated or marked in any way. Some sun bleaching to colour on one side/edge. For great coat?
British/Commonwealth WW2 RAF Warrant Officers Sleeve Badge A embroidered cloth WW2 sleeve rank badge to a Warrant Officer in the RAF/RNZAF/RAAF/RCAFSAAF. Light blue, red and dark blue thread on a dark blue, wool cloth background depicting the Royal Coat of Arms, with a off-white, canvas backing. Some wear to front, with a rust stain to lower right, some of the dark blue cloth has also frayed away. Clearly a worn example, and has evidence that its been removed from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Staff Lieutenant-Colonel Slip-on Tropical Shoulder Rank Boards A matching pair of WW2 era slip-on tropical or summer dress shoulder titles to a British/Commonwealth Lieutenant-Colonel. Note the scarlet colour backing to both crown and pip denoting Staff Corps connection. Overall good condition, with a few rust stains (due to storage?) and some moth nips to scarlet felt material on one shoulder tab.
British/Commonwealth WW2 T-Trade/Technician Badge A WW2 era British or Commonwealth Trade or Technicians Sleeve badge. A off-white embroidered "T" on a circular khaki wool backing, with Laurel wreath below, with light khaki cotton material to back. Patch is in good condition, with light wear.
British/Commonwealth WW2 T-Trade/Technician Badge A WW2 era British or Commonwealth Trade or Technicians Sleeve badge. A off-white embroidered "T" on a circular khaki wool backing, with light khaki cotton material to back. Patch is in good condition, with light wear. Some old loose threads to edges indicating it been removed from a uniform in the past.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Tropical RAF Shoulder Title - Single A single, light khaki with printed red eagle shoulder title to either the British RAF or a Commonwealth Air Force worn on a WW2 tropical uniform upper sleeve. Badge is clean to front, with edges folded and sewn into a rectangle. Evidence of old threads and its removal from a uniform.
British/Commonwealth WW2 Tropical RAF Shoulder Title - Single A single, thick, canvas shoulder title to either the British RAF or a Commonwealth Air Force worn on a WW2 tropical uniform upper sleeve. Some fading to the Red and Black printed eagle, which is on a light Khaki/Tan background. Badge is clean to front, but has remnants of glue and paper/cardboard to back. It has been worn, with stitch holes and old thread around the edge.
British/Commonweath Mk1 Ammo Pouch - 1937 Pat A light khaki coloured 1937 Pat Webbed Ammo pouch (Mk1, due to the three cartridge loops sewn into the inner lid for carrying three ballistite Rifle Grenade Blanks for launching rifle grenades) used by British and Commonweath Forces, during and after WW2. This pouch has a Australian Service number, in ink to back, starting with SX. "S" is for South Australia, while the letter "X" preceded by a "1" indicated it was issued to a soldier in the 2nd Australian Imperial Force during WW2 and up to 1947 (when the 2nd A.I.F ceased to exist). Sadly I can't make out the number completely, nor his initials below. Pouch is in good, but slightly faded condition, with all popers, buckles and belt fittings present. Stitching is firm, with just some slight stains to top of flap. There are some faint stamps/markings inside the pouch, and a printed (in ink) word to back, which I think says "Small".
British/New Zealand Artillery Prize (?) Award - Gilt and Silver A unusual Silver with gilt finish to center award or prize badge to a member of the British or commonwealth Artillery. Heavy, 2 piece construction with a Artillery gun depicted to center, surrounded by a wreath on a 5 armed cross. The center has a gilt finish applied, but has dulled/worn with age. To back is a broach fitting, with hook, hinge and pin in good working order. Sadly no silver mark, nor a maker, though there are possible hallmarks, to either side of the base of the broach fitting, but these are now covered. Patina and style tends to indicate Victorian or Edwardian in age.
British/New Zealand Ex Royal Naval Men's Association Pin A New Zealand made, sterling silver and enamel pin to the British Ex Royal Naval Men's Association. Appears quite early in age and has a maker mark of "Theo Meyer, Auck (Auckland?)" to back. Please note damage to white enamel on the center three panels of the Royal Naval flag. There is also a dent on the bottom scroll edge. Pin, hook and hinge are in good working order to back. Marked "STERLING" below makers mark.
British/New Zealand Master Air Crew Cap Badge - QC A woven, padded cap badge to a RAF/Commonwealth Master Air Crew. I believe that this rank still exists in the British Royal Air Force, but the Royal New Zealand Air Force reverted back to using the rank of Warrant Officer in 2007. Badge is in good condition, with all stitching firm. Note it is missing the gilt metal eagle to center. There are two holes for where it would have attached to just below the Royal Coat of Arms. To back, the badge is clean and has a fine black backing material.
British/New Zealand WW1 Rifle Brigade Button/Sweehearts Badge A large button to either the British or New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Black, pressed leather in a Silver round frame (not marked as such). Brass looped to back of button has been cut/removed. Hook, and pin are in good condition. Hinge is a little loose, but is holding the pin. Button is marker marked to "Grove & Sons, Halesowen" to back. The NZRB had their own buttons (same as this, but NZ to either side of bugle), but when they were in short supply, this British version of the button was used.
Britsh 9th Lancers Regiment Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the 9th Lancers Regiment. Dull polished tone to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada 133rd (Norfolk County) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A pickled brass finish over copper cap badge to the Canadian WW1 133rd (Norfolk County) Battalion of the CEF. Some polish wear to brass coloured finish to front, mainly around the battalion numbers and wording. Two looped lugs firm to back.
Canada 13th (Pincer Creek) Mounted Rifles - Collar badge A single, darkened copper, collar badge to the Canadian WW1 13th (Pincer Creek) Mounted Rifles. Some wear/polish to front, with much darkened finish now gone, and only present to back. Two looped lugs firm to back along with a marker mark I can't quiet read at base of back, looks to be "O.E Bosk & Co" but might have the "B" and "O" wrong.
Canada 13th (Pincer Creek) Mounted Rifles - Collar badge - Pickled Brass A single, pickle brass finished (over copper) collar badge to the Canadian WW1 13th (Pincer Creek) Mounted Rifles. Slight polishing/wear to finish, with just some high points showing the copper beneath. Two looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada 13th (Pincer Creek) Mounted Rifles Sweethearts Collar badge A silvered copper collar badge size sweethearts badge to the WW1 Canadian 13th (Pincer Creek) Mounted Rifles. Light wear to the plating to front, with now some copper showing through. Remaining copper is a dull/dark tone. To back, the broach fitting is in good, working order, with Pin, Hook and Hinge all present. Maker marked to back, base of " R J Inglis Limited".
Canada 13th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the 13th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery. Red embroidered letters on a black background. White backing cloth to back with the letters "MR" in pencil. Both front and back of title are clean.
Canada 14th Canadian Light Horse/Hussars Collar Badge A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to either the Canadian 14th Canadian Light Horse (1924 to 1949) or the 14th Canadian Hussars (post 1949). The collar appears to have remained the same, though the Cap badge changed in 1949, with the bottom banner displaying the name Hussars, instead of Light Horse. Mazea's C.39. or C.61. Polishing to gilt finish, which is now a dull brass tone to front. Two Copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. Note much dirt and a touch of verdi gris to back... could do with a clean if desired. No maker mark that I can see.
Canada 16th Prince Edward Regiment Hat/Cap Number Badge A cast brass (?) hat number to the Canadian 16th Prince Edward Regiment. It came with a lot of Canadian badges, so presume it is from there. Badge is in dug-up condition, i.e. spent some time in the soil. Dark tone overall, with two crushed lugs still attached to back.
Canada 17th The Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the 17th The Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars. Worn from 1923, it is Mazea's C.29. Much gilt remains to front of badge, with just some toning to bottom, front, around the roman numerals. To back are two long looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
Canada 1960's Royal Canadian Naval Gunner Instructors Badge A cloth trade badge for the Royal Canadian Navy, dating about 1960 for Gunner Instructor. Badge is in good condition, with just slight dirt to front, but red embroidered maple leaf and crossed guns are in good condition. Clean to back.
Canada 1st Canadian Army Corps Headquarters Formation Patch A WW2 era single piece sleeve formation patch to the 1st Canadian Army Corps. Worn by Headquarters and other miscellaneous troops. Patch is in OK condition, with much glue to front and some remnants of black paper to back edges. A slight moth nip also to edge.
Canada 21st (Kingston) Infantry Cap Badge A copper cap badge to the 21st (Kingston) Infantry Battalion. Some polishing/wear to front, with traces of polish. To back are two copper looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
Canada 22nd Royal Canadian Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal, kings crown cap badge to the 22nd Royal Canadian Regiment. Light wear to front (though there is a ding/scratch to left of center shield). Two brass looped lugs firm, but slightly bent to back.
Canada 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Cloth Shoulder Badge A single piece, cloth shoulder badge to the Canadian 25th Infantry Brigade. They served as Canada's primary combat formation in the Korea War as part of the 1st Commonwealth Division from 1951 to 1954. It was disbanded in 1955 at the end of the Korean conflict. Badge is in good condition, with evidence that it has been removed from a uniform.
Canada 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Cloth Shoulder Badge A single piece, cloth shoulder badge to the Canadian 25th Infantry Brigade. They served as Canada's primary combat formation in the Korea War as part of the 1st Commonwealth Division from 1951 to 1954. It was disbanded in 1955 at the end of the Korean conflict. Badge is in good condition, with some grubbiness to front. Some thread/stitching still attached from where it has been removed from a uniform. See item 50788 for the other one I have listed.
Canada 2nd Canadian Corps 1st and 2nd AGRA Formation Patch A single piece cloth sleeve formation patch to the WW2 2nd Canadian Corps 1st and 2nd AGRA (Army Group, Royal Artillery). Red embroidered pattern on a dark blue diamond, with black material backing cloth. Just a slight moth nip to upper right edge, otherwise its in good condition. Old label stuck to back describing what it is.
Canada 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Cloth Shoulder Title A single piece, cloth shoulder title to the 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery. Red embroidered letters on a black background. A greyish colored backing material to back, behind the letters. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada 3rd Toronto Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the 3rd Toronto Regiment. Polished to front, with a large amount of polish still as residue to back, it has two copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker plaque to "J R Gaunt London" to back of Kings Crown.
Canada 48th Highlanders of Canada Cap Badge A large, white metal cap badge to the 48th Highlanders of Canada. Some wear and toning to front of badge, otherwise two original copper looped lugs are firm to back. Not maker marked. Worn from 1922 and is Mazea's M.76.
Canada 48th Highlanders of Canada Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge (left when worn) to the 48th Highlanders of Canada, who are based in Toronto. Some wear/dulling to gilt to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada 51st Soo Rifles Regt Collar Badge A pre-WW1 Canadian collar badge to the 51st Soo Rifles Regiment. A single piece, die stamped copper badge, with three copper looped lugs firm to back. Has a small makers plaque to "J R Gaunt, Montreal" to back. Badge has been polished to front, and lacquered.
Canada 61st (Winnipeg) Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 61st (Winnipeg) Infantry Battalion of the CEF. Badge is in OK condition, and I would say that its either come from a belt of badges or frame. 4 drill holes to front, with piece of copper wire still present and threaded through. No lugs to back, and you can see where they have been chopped/clipped off. A space-filler...;-)
Canada 6th Royal Hussars Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the 6th (Duke of Connaught's) Royal Canadian Hussars Regiment. Yellow/gold lettering on a dark green background. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada 8th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Cloth Shoulder Title A single piece, cloth shoulder title to the 8th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery. Red embroidered letters on a black cloth background. Greyish colored backing cloth to back of letters. Note some pulling/distortion to one side to back of titles backing cloth, otherwise clean to both back and front.
Canada 8th Princess Louies's New Brunswick Hussars Cap Badge A gilt cap badge to the Canadian 8th Princess Louies's New Brunswick Hussars (Ref Mazeas C17) Worn between 1922 to 1950. Two copper looped lugs to back. Some tone spots and wear to gilt finish to front. Maker mark to "Lackie Toronto" to lower center back.
Canada Army Cadet Shoulder/Sleeve Title - Pair A pair of Canadian cloth shoulder or sleeve titles to the Army Cadets. Gold embroidered letters on a dark green/khaki background. Titles are clean to front, but remains of red felt and glue are stuck to back and on the light khaki backing cloth.
Canada Booklet - A selection of Badge Designs of the Canadian Forces - 1941 A small, 16 page booklet produced by Gutta Percha & Rubber Limited on the "A Selection of Badge Designs of the Canadian Forces. The firm were based in Toronto, and this was produced in 1941. It contains a colour selection of WW2 era Canadian regimental Cap badges, and is a great general reference. Note condition of booklet. Slightly grubby, with rusty staples holding the badges together. Someone at some stage has sellotaped the spine, but the tape has fallen off and just left a mark of old glue. It is ink stamped "J. M. Kitchen" on all the pages in blue ink, and someone has crossed out some of the badges with a pencil line (presumable as they collected the badge, they struck it off). Otherwise OK condition.
Canada British Columbia Dragoons Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian British Columbia Dragoons (Mazeas C46). Some polish wear to maple leaf to center, and wear to gilt finish overall. Badge has been bent/bowed by wearer to sit more flush with cap. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada British Columbia Dragoons Regt Shoulder Title A 2 piece cloth shoulder title to the Canadian British Columbia Dragoons. Yellow lettering on a dark red and brown 2 tiered background. Clean to both back and front.
Canada Cadet Services of Canada Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of non-matching shoulder titles (in terms of letter colour) to the Cadet Services of Canada. Gold/Yellow embroidered letters on a dark khaki background. A light khaki backing cloth to back of titles and letters. Note the difference in colour between the titles in letters. Remnants of glue and red felt to back, where they have been removed from a display board.
Canada Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Canadian Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regiment. Yellow writing on black background. Title clean to front, but is mounted on masking tape to back.
Canada Canadian Cloth Shoulder Title - x2 A non-matching pair of cloth Canadian National Flag shoulder titles. Note only one is velcro backed while the other is a sew on type. Both are in OK to good condition. Note the velcro version is slightly grubby to front.
Canada Canadian Intelligence Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single piece, cloth shoulder title to the Canadian Intelligence Corps. White embroidered letters on a Dark Green cloth background. To back is a black backing cloth around the letters. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada Canadian Provost Corps Cap Badge - QC A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the post 1952 Canadian Provost Corps. Some slight wear/polishing to front (particularly on Lion's body), with long brass slider firm to back (possibly re-attached, hence discolouration to Lion). No maker mark.
Canada Canadian Provost Corps Cloth Shoulder Title Pair A pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Canadian Provost Corps (Military Police). Red embroidered letters on a black background, with black backing cloth to letters to rear. Both titles are clean to both front and back.
Canada Cloth Shoulder Titles A pair of cloth national shoulder title for Canada. Red embroidered letters on a black background. Clean to front, but have been glued to red felt to back at some stage in the past.
Canada Cloth Shoulder Titles - Khaki A matching pair of khaki material shoulder titles to the Canadian Armed Forces. Both have off-white embroidered letters on a large light khaki background. Note that one has been glued onto a display and has some black paper/glue remnants to back. Otherwise both are clean to front.
Canada Corporal Rank Combat Cloth Sleeve Badge A single cloth sleeve badge for a Canadian Solder with the rank of Corporal. Woven maple leaf, above two rank chevrons in a light khaki thread on a dark khaki background. Badge is clean to both front and back.
Canada Corps of Military Staff Clerks Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Corps of Military Staff Clerks. Much gilt finish remains to front, with only slight wear to tips of feathers. Two long copper looped lugs firm to back. Kings crown, and worn both WW1 and WW2.
Canada First Hussars Cap Badge A gilt brass Other Ranks cap badge to the Canadian First Hussars Regiment (Mazea's C.5). Much gilt finish still to front, but sadly only one copper looped lug to back. A faint maker mark also is present, but I cannot make it out.
Canada Fort Garry Horse Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Fort Garry Horse Regiment of Canada. Yellow lettering on a black background. Clean to front and back.
Canada General Service Buttons Two gilt brass buttons to the Canadian Armed Forces, with Kings Crown. Much wear to gilt finish to both sizes, which are now a dark tone. Slight ding to front of smaller button. Both have loop firm to back. Both are not maker marked.
Canada Governor General's Foot Gaurds Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Canadian Governor General's Foot Guards. White lettering on a red background. Both back and front are clean, but backing cloth is a little frayed.
Canada Grey & Simcoe Foresters Cap Badge - Post 1952 A queen crown, bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian Grey & Simcoe Foresters. Some wear/polishing to center white metal, with brass slider firm to back.
Canada H.M.C.S Yukon Hat Talley Band A Canadian Naval Talley Band to H.M.C.S Yukon (now decommissioned). A black band with gold thread letters. Band has been sewn into a circle to fit a cap. Letters are bright, but band is crumpled, and just needs to be flattened to display. The ship went into service in 1963, and was decommissioned in 1993. Its now sunk as a artificial reef off San Diego.
Canada Irish Guards Regt Shoulder Title A cloth title to the Irish Guards of Canada. White writing on a green background. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada Land Ordnance Engineering Branch Cloth Combat Badge A single, cloth combat badge to the Canadian Land Ordnance Engineering Branch (LORE). Light wear overall and in good condition. Clean to back.
Canada Le Regiment De Chateauguay Cap Badge A bi-mental cap badge to Le Regiment De Chateauguay (ref Mazeas M98). Copper colored cross to center of white metal badge. Two copper looped lugs to back. No maker mark. Some wear to front of badge.
Canada Le Regiment De Chateauguay Cap Badge A bi-mental cap badge to Le Regiment De Chateauguay (ref Mazeas M98). Brass colored cross to center of white metal badge. Two copper looped lugs to back (slightly bent inward). No maker mark. Some wear to front of badge.
Canada Le Regiment De Hull Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Le Regiment De Hull. Some wear and tone to gilt finish to front, both long, copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. Worn from 1922, the badge is Mazea's M.106. No maker mark to back.
Canada Le Regiment De Hull Cap Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to Le Regiment De Hull. Dulled gilt finish to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Le Regiment De La Chaudiere Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Le Regiment De La Chaudiere. Worn from 1938, and is Mazea's M.133. Much of the gilt finish to front has been polished off, along with some of the detail. Two original looped lugs firm to back, with remnants of gilt. No makers mark.
Canada Le Regiment De Maisonneuve Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian Le Regiment De Maisonneuve. Worn from 1923, this is Mazea's M. 124. Note this is the version without the buckle and strap to center circular banner. Some wear to gilt finish to brass, with light wear overall. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada Le Regiment De St Hyacinthe Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Le Regiment De St Hyacinthe. Some light wear to front finish of the badge, it retains two original copper looped lugs firm to back. Note some oxidation to base of lugs, which is also to the middle front left edge of badge. Faint maker mark to bottom base to "Scully Montreal". Worn from 1922 and is Mazea's M.123.
Canada Le Regt. De Hull Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to Le Regiment De Hull. Yellow lettering with a white boarder on a blue background. Title is clean to both back and front.
Canada Le Voltigeurs De Quebec Regiment Cap Badge and Collar A Canadian Brass Cap badge and collar to Le Voltigeurs De Quebec Regiment (ref Mazeas M16). Both have two copper looped lugs to back, and the Cap is maker marked to "W Scully Ltd Montreal" to back. The cap is dark toned overall, while the collar as some remains of gilt finish to front. Both have light wear. Worn from 1928 to 1952.
Canada Legion Of Frontiersmen Canadian Division Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of near matching cloth shoulder titles to the Legion of Frontiersmen, Canadian Division. Formed in 1938 as a separate branch within the LF, the titles are in good, to slightly worn condition (one more than the other), with some fading to one. Both are gold embroidered thread on a black felt background, with a black material backing cloth. One shows evidence of stitching/removal from a uniform.
Canada Les Fusiliers De Sherbrooke Cap Badge A modern (post 1952) gilt metal cap badge to the Canadian Les Fusiliers De Sherbrooke Regiment. Light wear to front, with long metal slider firm to back.
Canada Les Fusiliers De Sherbrooke Collar Badge - Pair A pair of gilt metal post WW2 collar badge to the Canadian Les Fusiliers De Sherbrooke Regiment. Light wear to front on both badges, with pins and clutches present and firm to back. Note slight difference to clutch on one badge.
Canada Les Fusiliers Du St Laurent Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Les Fusiliers Du St Laurent (ref Mazeas M127). Two brass looped lugs firm to back. Has the maker mark "W Scully Ltd, Montreal" to back top. Some wear to front, with much of gilt finish dulled/gone.
Canada Les Fusiliers Du St Laurent Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the Canadian Les Fusiliers Du St Laurent. Some wear to darkened finish, with about 60% remaining to front. To back are two original copper looped lugs, along with the maker mark of "W Scully Ltd, Montreal", which is behind the maple leaf and either side of Kings Crown. Worn from 1924 and is Mazea's M 127.
Canada Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regiment. Some polish wear and spots of verdi gris to front, along with remnants of polish (so could do with a light clean). To back are two original copper looped lugs and also traces of lacquer, which has turned a red/golden colour. No maker mark.
Canada Lord Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadians Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to Lord Strathcona's Horse Royal Canadians. Red letters on a dark green background. Some moth to front (around the H in horse) and also a stain to fabric around the RSE in Horse. Otherwise clean to back and front.
Canada Lorne Scots Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Canadian Lorne Scots Regiment. Light green letters on a dark green background. Both sides of title are clean.
Canada Lorne Scots Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Lorne Scots Regiment of Canada. Light green writing on a dark green background. Title is clean from both back and front.
Canada Modern Queens Own Rifles of Canada Cap Badge A modern (1970's/80's) cap badge in white metal to the Queens Own Rifles of Canada. The crown to the badge has not changed over the different reigns of Kings and Queens. But the square top to slider, to back, would indicate a more modern strike. The unit still exists today as a Reserve Infantry Regiment. Badge is in good condition with slight wear to front. Long brass slider is firm to back, but has some toning to end.
Canada Modern Royal Canadian Mounted Police Badge/Pin Set A modern production of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cap Badges. They are about 20mm by 20mm and show the 4 types of badges worn from 1902 to the present day. In original packaging, all 4 badges have their pin and clasp to back.
Canada Nova Scotia Highlanders Regt Shoulder Title A cloth title to the Canadian Nova Scotia Highlanders Regiment. Yellow letters on a blue background. Title is clean to both back and front.
Canada Pair of Slip-on Major Rank Shoulder Boards A cloth pair of shoulder boards to the rank of Major (Queens Crown) on light-weight Khaki material. Crowns appear to be glued onto the cloth. Overall clean condition.
Canada Pair of Slip-on Major Rank Shoulder Boards A cloth pair of shoulder boards to the rank of Major (Queens Crown) on heavy-weight Khaki material. Crowns appear to be glued onto the cloth. Overall clean condition, except for one crown which has mothing to dark brown felt around the embroidered crown.
Canada Post 1953 Queens Own Rifles Cap Badge A single piece, chrome plated brass cap badge to the Canadian Queens Own Rifles. Note the QE2 crown, and not the flatter type WW2 version. This badge has some wear to front, mainly on the 2 to center (with brass showing through). Two period replacement, brass lugs to back. Note the spot of solder to the back of the crown, so maybe this badge has had a slider in the past.
Canada Post WW2 19th Edmonton Fusiliers (Royal Canadian Armoured Car) Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 19th Edmonton Fusiliers (R.C.A.C - Royal Canadian Armoured Car). Worn from 1946, it is Mazeas C.58. Some wear/polish to gilt finish to front, with a spot of oxidation/verdi gris to either ends of the lower banner. To back are two original copper looped lugs and the maker mark of "Scully Ltd, Montreal" to middle of horses body.
Canada Post WW2 19th Edmonton Fusiliers (Royal Canadian Armoured Car) Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 19th Edmonton Fusiliers (R.C.A.C - Royal Canadian Armoured Car). Worn from 1946, it is Mazeas C.58. Some wear/polish to gilt finish to front, with just a spot of oxidation/verdi gris to left banner end (when viewed from front). To back are two original copper looped lugs and the maker mark of "Scully Ltd, Montreal" to middle of horses body.
Canada Post WW2 Canadian Army Shoulder Titles (x4) Four single piece, embroidered cloth shoulder titles to the following Post WW2 Canadian Formations: - Canadian Paratroopers Shoulder title - Royal Canadian Regiment (Infantry) Shoulder title - Canadian Forces Medical Services Shoulder title - Canadian Military Engineers Shoulder title. All are in good, clean condition to back, with just one or two loose threads to borders
Canada Post WW2 Canadian Army Shoulder Titles (x5) Five single piece, cloth shoulder titles to the Canadian Armed Forces (Post WW2/Modern). Includes (from top): - "Canada" National Shoulder title - 8th Canadian Hussars Shoulder title - Lord Strathcona's Horse Shoulder title - Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Shoulder title - Canadian Armed Forces Logistics Branch Shoulder title. All are in good, clean condition to back. Just one or two loose threads to border.
Canada Post WW2 Provost Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass Canadian Provost Corps Cap Badge with Queens Crown (QEII). A gilt crowned lion, above a large queens crown, and banner with "Canadian Provost Corps". To back is long brass slider. Gilt to front of badge is good, with some dulling to high-points. There is some toning to edges of slider.
Canada Post WW2 Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regiment Cap Badge A white metal Cap Badge to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles Regiment, with Queens Crown (QEII). Badge depicts a running Devil, within a circular banner and the words "Royal Winnipeg Rifles", on a cross, surrounds by a maple leaf wreath and the many battle honors to this regiment. Brass slider to back and the maker mark of "J R Gaunt B'Ham". Badge is in good condition with little wear to front.
Canada Post WW2 The Essex and Kent Scottish Reg Cap Badge A large white metal cap badge to the Canadian Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment. This version of the badge was worn post WW2. Some light wear to front, with a large tone spot/touch of verde gris to lower left (front). Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Post WW2 The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass, one piece cap badge to the Canadian Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Worn from 1946, the badge is Mazea's M152. Much gilt remains to front of badge, with just a little wear to Cat's Nose to center and some oxidation around the upper right of the banner. To back are two long looped lugs, firm, but with some oxidation around base (note also, one is brass and the other copper - a old repair?). Maker marked to "Scully Ltd, Montreal" to left, lower back.
Canada Post WW2 The Prince Edward Island Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Prince Edward Island Regiment. Light wear to gilt, with much finish remaining. Tow copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No makers mark.
Canada Pre WW1 106th Winnipeg Light Infantry Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar to the pre-WW1 Canadian 106th Winnipeg Light Infantry Regiment. Single piece, die struck, with two copper looped lugs to back. Gilt dull to front, while brilliant in color to back.
Canada Pre WW1 10th Montreal Highland Cadets Collar Badge A pre-WW1 gilt collar badge to the 10th Montreal Highland Cadets. Two copper looped lugs firm to back. Gilt dulled/polished to front, otherwise brilliant to back.
Canada Pre WW1 44th Lincoln & Welland Regt Collar Badge A pre-WW1 gilt brass collar badge to the Canadian 44th Lincoln & Welland Regiment. Two pressed type lugs firm to back and dated 1910. Some wear to front, especially to the 44, otherwise in excellent condition.
Canada Pre WW1 65th CMR Collar Badge A pre-WW1 Canadian collar badge to the 65th CMR. Copper, with a silver plate/wash. Dark tone to wash, and some wear to edges of maple leaf. Two copper looped lugs to back, firm, but slightly bent to one side.
Canada Pre WW1 Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadians Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar to Strathcona's Horse, Royal Canadians Regiment. Solid to back, with two copper looped lugs present. Dulling to gilt finish to front due to age.
Canada Pre-WW1 29th (Waterloo) Regiment Cap Badge A darkened bronze cap badge to the Pre-WW1 Canadian 29th (Waterloo) Regiment. Much finish still remains to front, with light wear to high-points. Two copper looped lugs firm to back along with a makers plaque (in the form of a circle) to "J R Gaunt & Sons Ltd, London.
Canada Pre-WW1 29th Waterloo Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 29th Waterloo Regiment of Milita. Worn between 1902 and 1920, the badge is Mazea's M.M 115. Some dulling to finish on front of badge, with traces of bright gilt to back. Two original D shaped copper looped lugs are firm to back and in good shape. Large, elongated makers plaque to "Gaunt, 53 Conduit St, London" to lower back.
Canada Pre-WW1 59th Stormont & Glengarry Regt Collar Badge - Pair A pair of non-matching gilt brass collar badges to the 59th Canadian Militia Regiment, The Stormont & Glengarry of Ontario. Badges are in good condition, with light wear to front. Note one has a darker tone, while the other has much of its gilt finish to front. Both have two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Pre-WW1 5th Battalion Royal Scots of Canada Badge A large, gilt brass pre-WW1 Militia badge to the 5th Battalion Royal Scots of Canada. Light wear to front, with much of the gilt finish now removed/polished and a darkened brass tone overall. Two large copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Pre-WW1 era Shoulder/Hat Numbers Three sheet brass numbers which came off a Canadian badge belt. All display various methods of attachment to either shoulder or maybe hat. The 5 is missing one white metal prong to back. The 1 is bent slightly, and one of its copper looped lugs is slightly crushed/one end is detached. The 7 has two blades to back. All show signs of polishing.
Canada Pre-WW1 Strathconas Horse Shoulder Title A pre-WW1 shoulder title to the Canadian Lord Strathconas Horse. Gilt brass with two copper looped lugs to back. Condition is good, but with no marker mark to back.
Canada Princess Louise Fusiliers Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian Princess Louise Fusiliers. Some tones spots to gilt finish of brass, with a patch of oxidation to top right of "flame", otherwise light wear overall. To back are two copper looped lugs, firm and original. Maker mark to ball of grenade to "W Scully Ltd, Montreal".
Canada Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal post 1952 Cap Badge to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment. Separate white metal monogram over crown to center, with gilt brass circular banner, with the words "Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry" under a QEII crown. To back is a brass slider. Badge is in good condition, with some tone spots to circular banner and likewise to slider.
Canada Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment (P.P.C.L.I). White letters on a red background. Clean to front and back, though two staples have been used in the past to hold it to a display card, and the tiny holes from this can be seen either end, on front. Also, see item 50010 (not quiet a matching pair for this one.. the other has a white cloth backing).
Canada Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Shoulder Title A single, cloth shoulder title to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I). Title is in good condition, with white embroidered letters on a red felt background, with white cotton backing cloth. Slight patch of grubbiness to white letters and a rust stain to front and back. No evidence of stitching/removal from a uniform.
Canada Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Shoulder Title A single, cloth shoulder title to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I). Grey/white embroidered letters on a red felt background, with black material backing. Much evidence of wear/removal from a uniform. Grubby to front, with rust stains to both front and back. A good been there, done that example.
Canada Program - Trooping the Colour Booklet - PPCLI A official program of the Trooping of the Colour of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regiment. A small booklet of 8 pages containing a brief regimental history, battle honors and the program of July 1st 1989 of the parade. Condition Good to OK, with a fold down the middle and some stains/grubbiness to cover.
Canada Queens Own Rifles Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Canadian Queens Own Rifles Regiment. Red lettering on a dark green background. Some mothing to front, and a little grubby overall. Evidence of gluing to a red felt display board in the past to back, but edges also show that it has been sewn onto a uniform as well.
Canada RCAF Captains Rank Shoulder Board - Single A single, padded cloth rank, detachable shoulder board to a Captain in the Royal Canadian Air Force. It appears to have some age, but has a queen crown, brass button in the button hole (so post 1952). Some wear/grubbiness to cloth, with a few small moth-nips to the underside/side of the board. Leather strip is supple, but note the tare to top, around the back of the button. Button has loop/shank going in the opposite direction to button hole, so I presume a addition (and a tunic rather than shoulder button).
Canada RCAF Ground Observer Corps Badge A gilt brass and painted breast/lapel badge to the Canadian RCAF Ground Observer Corps. A organisation set up in the 1950's to watch and alert for low-flying Enemy (mainly the USSR and its long-range bombers carrying Nuclear Weapons). At the time, it was felt that Radar still had some short-comings, so Civilian members of the community were orgainised into units (later Squadrons) in three lines of "defense" across Canada, to recognise and report Aircraft. A practical spin-off from this was they also helped locate "friendly" Aircraft in distress. With technological improvements, all units were disbanded by 1964. The corps was in existence for 12 years. Badge is in good condition with some light wear to gilt eagle. Note, missing screw nut to back. "3 Year" service banner is fixed firmly to bottom of badge.
Canada RCAF Tunic Buttons (x2) - Kings Crown A pair of 23mm tunic/uniform buttons to a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force (kings crown, so pre 1952). Both buttons are a dark tone brass, with some wear/tone to front. Both have their brass looped shank, firm and original to back along with the maker mark of "J R Gaunt & Son, London"
Canada RCAF Tunic Buttons (x4) - QEII A small group of 4 gilt brass tunic/uniform buttons to a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force (post 1952 - with Queens crown). 3 are 23mm in diameter, while one is just 16mm. All are in great condition, with good gilt to front. All have "W Scully Ltd, Montreal" to back, along with a brass looped shank.
Canada RCAF Uplands Swimming Award - 1965 Pin A gilt metal and enamel pin award to the Royal Canadian Air Force Base Uplands (was RCAF Station Rockcliffe), now used as a Civilian Airport for Ottawa. The Awarded is dated 1965 and is for Swimming. Enamel to front is in good condition, with light wear and no chips. Pin, hook and catch are in good working order, but note pin is slightly bent.
Canada Regiment De Joliette Cap Badge - Queens Crown A bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian Regiment De Joliette. Light wear to gilt finish with brass slider firm to back.
Canada Rocky Mountain Rangers Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Rangers Regiment. Gold letters on a black background. Title is good to front, but has glue and remnants of red felt to back.
Canada Royal 22e Regiment Shoulder Title Pair A near matching (not quiet, lettering on one is slightly thicker) pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Canadian Royal 22e Regiment. Blue and Yellow letters on a tri-colour background of blue, yellow and red. Both titles are clean to back and front.
Canada Royal Canadian Air Force Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Canadian Air Force (post 1952 - Queens Crown). Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Air Force Cap Badge - Queens Crown A large gilt cap badge to the Royal Canadian Air Force (Queens Crown, so post 1952). Some wear to gilt finish to front, otherwise both looped lugs are firm to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (with Kings Crown). A clenched armoured fist with a small banner and the initials RCAC to base. Surrounded by a pair of directional arrows and a kings crown to top. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back. Some tarnish or even darkening to front, and a slight bend to outer boarder, due to lugs pushing forward.
Canada Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (with Kings Crown). A clenched armoured fist with a small banner and the initials RCAC to base. Surrounded by a pair of directional arrows and a kings crown to top. Please note condition of badge from photo, with a large ding to top left. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back, but note the left (when viewed from the back) is completely twisted, with only a small loop to top - not enough room to fit a pin. Mazea's ref S.30.
Canada Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Red embroidered letters on a yellow background. It has a white backing material to the letters to back. Slightly grubby to front, otherwise good condition.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Cadets Cloth Shoulder Title Pair A matching cloth shoulder title pair to the Royal Canadian Army Cadets. Yellow embroidered letters on a khaki background. A black backing cloth is to rear of lettering. Note these titles have been removed from a red felt display board, and remnants of this and glue are to back of both titles.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Cadets Sleeve Badge A single piece, sleeve patch/formation sign to the Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC). Green letters on a red background. It has traces of paper backing still present within the letters. It is clean to both front and back.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a purple background. Black backing cloth is around the back of the letters. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A two piece, cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a Maroon colored background, with a Dark Blue backing. On back is a white backing cloth. Title is clean to both back and front.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single, two piece, cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Yellow/Gold embroidered letters on a maroon background, with dark blue backing cloth. Title is clean to front, with just two faint glue spots to either end on back.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A two piece, cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a Maroon colored background, with a Dark Blue backing. On back is a white backing cloth with remnants of paper and glue where it has been stuck/displayed in a album.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps Cap Badge - Queen Crown A gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with long brass slider firm to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps Cloth Shoulder Title Pair A pair of near matching shoulder titles to the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps. Dark blue embroidered letters on a yellow and then dark blue background. White cotton backing to letters on back of titles. Just a slight difference in letter width and white backing cloth between the two.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (R.C.A.S.C) Shoulder Title A single, cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (R.C.A.S.C). Yellow embroidered letters on a red felt background, with a brown, hessian type backing cloth. Title is in clean condition to both front and back, but note one corner is cut short/nipped. No evidence of wear/attachment to uniform.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal, two piece cap badge to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (Queens Crown). A gilt brass center with a white metal backing. Two long looped lugs are firm to back. Light wear overall with dulling of gilt finish to center.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A two piece, bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps - with QEII cypher. Gilt brass to center, with a frosted white metal surround. Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs perfect to back. No maker mark.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a blue background. Black backing cloth is to rear, behind the letters. Note the corner edge missing.Overall clean, with evidence that it has been removed from a uniform. See 50466 for similar title.
Canada Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Collar Badge - Pair A pair of matching two piece, bi-metal collar badge to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. They are with Queens crown and the cypher of Elizabeth II. Much gilt finish remains to brass centers, with light wear to white metal surrounds. Both have two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Artillery 15FD Shoulder Flash - Vancouver A single piece, cloth shoulder flash to the 15th (Vancouver) Royal Canadian Field Artillery. Scarlet letters embroidered on a dark blue background. Clean to front, but note it has been glued to a red felt display board and there are remnants to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Artillery Cap Badge - George V A WW1 era, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Canadian Artillery, with George V cypher. It has much of its gilt finish remaining to both front and back, but please note that badge is slightly bent/twisted. Two looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "Roden Bros 1917, Toronto" to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Artillery Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Artillery. Red embroidered letters on a dark blue/black background. There is also a finer black cloth backing to the letters to back. Title is clean, with evidence of removal from a uniform.
Canada Royal Canadian Artillery Cloth Shoulder Title Pair A matching cloth pair of shoulder titles to the Royal Canadian Artillery. Red embroidered letters on a black background. There is also a finer cloth backing the letters to back. Both titles have been glued onto a red felt display board, and this is still evident to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Worn from 1922, badge is Mazea's S.4a. Some wear to white metal center, and with traces of polish to front. Badge has both original copper lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Collar Badge Pair A matching pair (note beavers opposing each other) of gilt brass collar badges to the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (post 1952 - Queens Crown). Polishing to front, (esp one). Two copper looped lugs firmed to back on each. Only one appears to be marked "Scully Ltd" to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Dental Corps Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a green and dark blue background. A black backing cloth is then at the rear of the letters. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada Royal Canadian Dental Corps Shoulder Title Pair A matching pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Royal Canadian Dental Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a green and dark blue background. A black backing cloth is then at the rear of the letters. Both titles are clean.
Canada Royal Canadian Dragoons Cap Badge A repaired brass cap badge to the Canadian WW2 Royal Canadian Dragoons. Light wear to front, with gilt finish darkened due to slider to back being re-attached. No maker mark, and could do with a clean/polish if desired.
Canada Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers Cloth Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Yellow embroidered letters on a Dark blue background. Badge has no backing cloth to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers Cloth Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers. Yellow embroidered letters on a dark blue background, with black backing cloth. Note this is NOT a match for item 50399, with this one being of a older construction. Title is in good, nearly clean condition. It has been stabled to a card in the past, and there are two sets of stable holes to the ends, one of which has gone rusty, so a slight stain on the "M" in "Mechanical". Otherwise fine.
Canada Royal Canadian Engineers (George 6th) Cap Badge A superb gilt brass cap badge to the WW2 era Royal Canadian Engineers (with George Vl cypher to center). Is Mazea's S.3a. Much gilt remains, with little wear to front if badge. Two copper, pressed type looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada Royal Canadian Engineers Belt and Buckle - 1957 A superb, complete webbed belt to a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers, with Queens crown/cypher to center of buckle (so post 1953, QEll). Some wear to gilt finish to buckle and fittings, which is sadly not maker marked to back. Web belt has been khaki blanco'ed a number of times, so stitching pattern to front is faint. Inside the belt is marked "## 1957 #", but I cannot make out the first two letters or the last, and there is also a broadarrow mark, printed to the belt. A nice, genuinely used belt.
Canada Royal Canadian Engineers Bullion Blazer Badge A large bullion blazer badge to the Royal Canadian Engineers. Badge is post 1952, with Queens crown and has been used/sewn onto a jacket at some stage in the past. Bullion thread has dulled with age, but original paper backing is still present.
Canada Royal Canadian Engineers Cap Badge - George VI A WW2 era cap badge to the Royal Canadian Engineers (with GRVI to center). Much dulling to gilt finish to front, with some polishing of high-points. Gilt finish is retained to back along with two long copper looped lugs.
Canada Royal Canadian Engineers Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Engineers. Blue embroidered letters on a red background. White backing cloth to letters is present to the rear of the title, but its been on a display board, and there is remnants of glue and red felt to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Engineers Cloth Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of non-matching cloth shoulder titles to the Royal Canadian Engineers. Both titles have dark blue embroidered letters on a red background. Both titles then have a black backing cloth. There is a slight difference in colour tone in the letters between the titles, hence not a matching pair. One title has three glue/paper spots to back where its been removed from a display board.
Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police Collar Badge - QC A single piece, gilt metal and resin collar badge to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with QE2 crown (so post 1953). Superb finish to front, with little to no wear, both long looped lugs are firm and complete to back. No maker mark.
Canada Royal Canadian Mounted Police Shoulder Title A single, bi-lingual cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Yellow embroidered letters on a black background. Title is clean to both back and front.
Canada Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Cap & Collar Badge A pair of badges to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (Queens Crown). Both badges have gilt finish to front, with light wear and slider/2 copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. Red embroidered letters on a dark blue and red background. Clean to both back and front.
Canada Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single, small cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. Red embroidered letters on a dark blue background. Black backing cloth to back of letters, which is slightly frayed at edges. See item 50465, for a similar title (though it has a further red backing).
Canada Royal Canadian Postal Corps Cap Badge - Post 1952 A gilt brass and chromed metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Postal Corps (with queens crown). Near mint condition, with some light surface scratches. Marked a number of times to "Scully Ltd Montreal" to back.
Canada Royal Canadian Postal Corps Shoulder Title A single, cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Postal Corps, White embroidered letters on a dark blue background, with a white backing cloth. Title is clean to both back and front.
Canada Royal Canadian Regiment Cap Badge - George V Domed A 2 piece, bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Regiment. This has a George V cypher to center, and is convex/domed (other example I have listed is flat). Worn by the regiment between 1910 and 1919. Light wear to center, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "W Scully Montreal" to center.
Canada Royal Canadian Regiment Cap Badge - St Edwards Crown A modern/1990's, bi-metal cap badge to the Royal Canadian Regiment. Note this badge has the St Edwards Crown, designed and worn from 1926 to present. Badge is made from heavy gilt metal to center and a chromed star to back. Slider is firm to back, with a maker mark of "Guthrie Woods Products Limited"
Canada Royal Canadian Signals Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Signals. White embroidered letters on a blue background. Note this is not a matching version for item 50581 listed. Shows evidence of wear and stitching/removal from a uniform. Has black backing cloth to back and some remnants of a black paper backing.
Canada Royal Canadian Signals Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Signals. White embroidered letters on a blue background. There is a black backing cloth to the rear of the badge. Grubby to front, with evidence of stitching to edges. Note title has been glued to a red felt display and remnants of this is still stuck to the back.
Canada Royal Canadian Signals Cloth Shoulder Title - Pair A matching (in terms of front finish) pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Royal Canadian Signals. White embroidered letters on a dark blue background. Black backing cloth to rear (note one is trimmed closer to the letters than the other). One has evidence of stitching/removal from a uniform. Both are in clean condition to front/back.
Canada Royal New Brunswick Regiment - Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Royal New Brunswick Regiment. Some remnants of polish to front, with light wear. Much of the gilt finish has toned down with age/wear. Two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
Canada Seaforth Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Seaforth Regiment of Canada. Grey writing on a dark blue background. Title has some glue spots to front on either side of the word Canada, and remnants of glue and red felt to back.
Canada The 14th Canadian Light Horse Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 14th Light Horse Regiment. Badge was worn from 1924 till 1949, when the regiment was renamed the 14th Canadian Hussars (and badge changed). Some wear to gilt finish, which is now patchy and dull. Two original copper looped lugs are firm to back. No maker mark. Mazea's C.39.
Canada The Algonquin Regt Shoulder Title A cloth title to The Algonquin Regiment of Canada. Yellow letters on a dark blue background. Title is clean to front, but has 4 large glue spots to back.
Canada The Black Watch R.H.R of Canada Cloth Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Black Watch of Canada - Royal Highland Regiment (R.H.R). Red embroidered letters on a blue background, with black backing cloth. The title is clean both sides, with little wear to front. Some loose threads to black backing cloth to edge, otherwise great condition.
Canada The Brockville Rifles Cap Badge - Queens Crown A post 1952 cap badge in white metal to the Canadian Brockville Rifles (note Queens Crown). Badge is in good condition to front, with a few small tone spots. Slider to back is affixed, but NOT firm... there is a small crack in the solder to top of slider.
Canada The Calgary Highlanders Cap Badge A bi-metal, darkened cap badge to the Canadian Calgary Highlanders. Worn from 1925, it is Mazea's M.155. Some toning to white metal Beaver and banner, but with about 85% of dark brown coating remaining to brass backing. Two original copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Cap Badge A large, white metal cap badge to the Canadian Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regiment. Worn from 1939, it is Mazea's M.70. Light wear to front, with great detail, badge has two original looped lugs to back, along with the marker mark of "R" for Roden Brothers, to center.
Canada The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Collar Badge A white metal collar badge to the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (ref Mazeas M70). Two copper looped lugs to back. Slight wear to front. Worn from 1939 onwards.
Canada The Canadian Fusiliers (City Of London) Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A pair of large, gilt brass collar badges to the Canadian Fusiliers (City Of London) Regiment. Worn from 1930, these are Mazea's M.14a. Some wear/dulling to gilt finish to front, both have two looped wire lugs original and firm to back. Note, not a matching pair, in that one set of lugs is brass, while the other are copper. No maker mark to back.
Canada The Canadian Scottish Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Canadian Scottish Regiment. Worn from 1928, it is Mazea's M.77. Light wear to front of badge, with just some dulling of finish. Two original looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "W Scully. Montreal" to center back of cross.
Canada The Halifax Rifles Cap Badge A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the Canadian Halifax Rifles Regiment. Worn from 1933, the badge is Mazea's M.97. Light wear to darkened finish, with two copper looped lugs, original and firm to back. Note a patch of oxidation to base of lugs. No marker mark.
Canada The Kent Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, bronze cap badge to the Canadian Kent Regiment. Worn from 1925, the badge is Mazea's M.46. 95% of darkened finish remains to front, with light wear and just some polishing to points. Two copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada The Lake Superior Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, large gilt brass cap badge to the Lake Superior Regiment. Much dulling to gilt finish to front, with a slight touch of oxidation/verdi gris by the letters "EG" in "REGIMENT" on banner. Slight polish wear to front, with two large copper looped lugs original and firm to back. Much gilt remains to back of badge along with the maker mark of "Scully Ltd, Montreal". Mazea's M.172.
Canada The Lake Superior Regiment Cap Badge A large bi-metal, gilt brass and White metal center, cap badge to the Lake Superior Regiment. This is the first type and worn from 1922. It is Mazea's M.143. Some wear and polishing to high-points, with a few small tone spots to brass maple leaf border. To back are two original copper looped lugs. No maker mark.
Canada The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to The Lincoln & Welland Regiment (ref Mazeas M72). Two long copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark, and much of the gilt finish to front is now gone/dull with age. Some remains to back. Light wear to front high-points.
Canada The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Lincoln & Welland Regiment. Worn from 1938, this is Mazea's M.72 and is the first type, with the rounded crown and large shell to center. Much toning/dulling of finish, with polish wear to crown, shell and bottom edges of banner. To back are two original looped lugs and the maker mark of "W Scully Ltd, Montreal". A nice badge.
Canada The Ontario Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Ontario Regiment. Worn from 1926, its Mazea's M.57. Badge is in good, but dull condition, with some wear to gilt finish. To back are two original looped lugs. No maker mark.
Canada The Prince Albert Volunteers Collar Badge A gilt collar badge to the Canadian Prince Albert Volunteers Regiment. Worn 1925 to 1939 (ref Mazeas M80). Two copper looped lugs to back. Wear to gilt finish to high-points, otherwise badge is in good condition. No maker mark to back.
Canada The Rocky Mountain Rangers Cap Badge A gilt brass, single piece cap badge to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Rangers. Worn from 1927, the badge is Mazea's M.153. Some wear and traces of old polish to front, with two copper looped lugs, original and firm to back. Slight bend to one lug, but pin still fits. No maker mark.
Canada The Royal Canadian Dragoons Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal Canadian Dragoons. Some wear to gilt finish, esp to Stag. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back. Note some oxidation to base of lugs, which should clean if desired. No maker mark. Mazeas C.1.
Canada The Royal Canadian Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to The Royal Canadian Regiment. Yellow lettering on a two tiered background of dark blue and black. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada The Royal Canadian Regt Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to The Royal Canadian Regiment. Yellow lettering on a two tiered background of dark blue and black. Title is OK/slightly grubby condition, with some fading to blue. Clean to back. Not quite a match to 50029.
Canada The Royal Montreal Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian Royal Montreal Regiment. Worn from 1924, this is a variation on the one listed in Mazea's M.90 (crown is wider on this version than what he shows). Light wear to front, with some traces of gilt finish still to badge, but a dull tone overall. To back are two lugs, but note that one has been repaired (messily). No maker mark to back.
Canada The Royal Montreal Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Royal Montreal Regiment. Worn from 1924, this is Mazea's M.90. Light wear to front, with a tone spot to gilt finish. To back are two looped lugs, but note some oxidation to base. No maker mark to back.
Canada The Royal Montreal Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the Royal Montreal Regiment of Canada. Blue lettering on a yellow background with a white and red boarder. Title is clean to both back and front.
Canada The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Cap Badge A single piece, white metal cap badge to the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Rifles. Worn from 1937, it is Mazea's M. 129. Some wear/polishing to front of badge, with two copper looped lugs firm and original to back.
Canada The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Cap Badge A single piece, silver plated, modern strike (?) of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Cap Badge. Certainly in great condition, with very little wear to front. Some toning of finish to back, with 4 loops original and firm to back. No maker mark. Mazea's M.109.
Canada The Sherbrooke Hussars Regt Shoulder Title Pair A pair of matching cloth shoulder titles to the Canadian Sherbrooke Hussars. White lettering on a brilliant Red background and with a Blue boarder. Clean to front, but remnants of glued paper to back on one. The other back is clean.
Canada The Three Rivers Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge (Gilt brass and White metal) in three pieces, to the Canadian Three Rivers Regiment. Much gilt remains to badge, with just a small tone spot to the "T" in the "RTR" logo to center. To back are two long original copper looped lugs. Worn from 1926, and is Mazea's M.125.
Canada The Toronto Scottish Regiment Cap Badge A large, white metal cap badge to the Canadian Toronto Scottish Regiment. It was worn from 1923, and is Mazea's M.166. Overall dull and dirty to front with some staining, but otherwise good detail still. Both copper looped lugs are present to back, original, but bent. Should straighten if desired. No maker mark.
Canada The Toronto Scottish Regiment Cap Badge A large, white metal cap badge to the Canadian Toronto Scottish Regiment. Worn from 1923, and is Mazea's M.166. Some polishing to high-points to front of badge, With two original copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada The West Nova Scotia Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian West Nova Scotia Regiment. Worn from 1938, this is Mazea's M.113. Some wear/polish to gilt finish to front, with some toning. Sadly only one original copper looped lug present to back. No maker mark.
Canada The Westminster Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian Westminster Regiment. Worn from 1931, badge is King crowned and Mazea's M156. Some polishing and wear to front of badge, which is now a dull brass tone. There is also a spot of old verdi gris to front, which should clean if desired. To back are to looped lugs and the makers letter of "R" for "Roden Brothers" by the crown.
Canada The Westminster Regt Shoulder Title Pair A matching pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Westminster Regiment of Canada. Sadly, someone as cut off the "Canada" on the bottom of one title. Both are clean to front, but on back have glue and the remnants of red felt they were once stuck to.
Canada University of Toronto Contingent OTC Cap Badge A single piece, bronze cap badge to the Officer Training Corps (OTC) of the Canadian University of Toronto Contingent. Very little wear to darkened finish to the front, this badge was worn from 1926 and is Mazea's COTC.9. Two copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada Veterans Assoication Pin Badge A small, enamel, silver and I believe gold pin (though not marked) to the following three Canadian Associations (starting from left to right): - The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada - Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve - Royal Canadian Air Force. The badge to center (R.C.N.V.R) is marked sterling to back, otherwise the other two and pin are not marked. Condition is excellent, with no damage to enamel.
Canada Victorian era Milita Leather Button A single pressed black leather button to the Canadian Milita, with Victorian crown to front. Much wear to detail, but brass loop firm to back. No maker mark to be seen.
Canada Warrant Officers Combat Sleeve Badge A single, large combat rank badge for a Canadian Warrant Officer. The badge displays the Canadian Coat of Arms (1957 Pat) and the motto "Amari Admare Usque" (From Sea to Sea). Badge is in good condition, with light wear. Clean to back, with just a few frayed threads to edge.
Canada Warrant Officers Dress Sleeve Badge A single, large dress rank badge for a Canadian Warrant Officer. The badge displays the Canadian Coat of Arms (1957 Pat) and the motto "Amari Admare Usque" (From Sea to Sea). Badge is in good condition, with light wear. Clean to back, with just a few frayed threads to edge.
Canada West Nova Scotia Regt Shoulder Title A cloth shoulder title to the West Nova Scotia Regiment of Canada. Yellow/gold letters on a red-brown/maroon background. Title is clean to both front and back.
Canada WW1 104th New Brunswick Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A single piece, darkened (to front) brass cap badge to the 104th (New Brunswick) Battalion of the CEF. Light wear to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker or retail plaque to "G&S.Co, 112 Regent St W." who were The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd, and were on the premises at 112 Regent St, London from 1880 till 1952 (when it merged with Garrard & Co).
Canada WW1 105th (Prince Edward Island Highlanders) Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, copper cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 105th (Prince Edward Island Highlanders) Battalion of the CEF. Polishing to front, with some remains of darkened finish to back. Two long copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 106th (Nova Scotia) Infantry Battalion A single piece, pickled brass finished cap badge to the 106th (Nova Scotia) Infantry Battalion. Badge is in good condition, with some wear to high-points of finish to front. Two brass lugs are firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 109th (Victoria & Haliburton) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A darkened copper cap badge to the Canadian 109th (Victoria & Haliburton) Battalion. Light wear to front, with highpoints such as the number "109" polished (now a darkened tone). Comes with piece of red felt backing. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 10th Calgary Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the 10th Calgary Infantry Battalion. Light wear/polishing to center with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Note that lugs are bent upwards slightly to back.
Canada WW1 112th (Nova Scotia) Infantry Battalion - CEF A darkened brass, single piece cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 112th (Nova Scotia) Infantry Battalion. Light wear to front, with two slightly bent (downwards) copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 11th (Saskatchewan) Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 11th (Saskatchewan) Infantry Battalion. Light wear to front, with now a dark tone to gilt (some remnants to back). Two copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 125th (Brantford) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A single piece, darkened brass cap badge to the Canadian WW1 125th (Brantford) Battalion of the CEF. Some wear/polishing to the front finish, with the badge being heavily lacquered in the past (so making it shiny/wet looking). Sadly, no lugs to back, with traces of glue and felt, where I presume it was stuck on a display board. The lug posts are still visible. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 127th (York County) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A darkened copper cap badge to the Canadian WW1 127th (York County) Battalion of the CEF. Note condition. Wear/polishing to front. Lugs have been lost at some stage, so two holes have been drilled (top and bottom (threw the "7" of 127th)). Two replacement copper looped lugs have been messily soldered to back.
Canada WW1 132nd (New Brunswick) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A dark toned brass cap badge to the 132nd (New Brunswick) Battalion of the CEF. Light wear to front, with much of the reddy/brown coating removed (still remains to back). Two copper looped lugs firm to back. Note they are slightly pinched to a point, but still have room to fit a pin through.
Canada WW1 134th (Toronto Highlanders) Battalion Collar Badge A single, darkened brass collar to the Canadian 134th (Toronto Highlanders) Battalion. Light wear/polish to front, with two copper looped lugs firm and brazed to back. No makers mark.
Canada WW1 15th (48th Toronto Highlanders) Infantry Battalion Collar Badge A darkened brass collar badge to the Canadian 15th (48th Toronto Highlanders) Infantry Battalion. Some polishing/wear to front of badge, with much of the darkened finish now gone. To back. both lugs have been replaced (messily). No maker mark.
Canada WW1 175th (Medicine Hat) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A single, piece, pickled brass finished cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 175th (Medicine Hat) Battalion. Some polishing to front finish, with two original copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to the "A. B. Cook".
Canada WW1 176th (Niagara) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A darkened brass cap badge to the Canadian WW1 176th (Niagara) Battalion of the CEF. Light polish wear to front, with much of the darkened finish removed. Remnants of polish also to front surface, which should clean. Two looped lugs firm to back.
Canada WW1 193rd Nova Scotia Highlanders CEF Cap Badge A large darkened copper cap badge to the Canadian 193rd Nova Scotia Highlanders Battalion of the CEF. Polished wear to finish, especially on the numbers, with two long brass lugs firm to back.
Canada WW1 1st Brandon (Manitoba) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge - CEF A darkened copper or bronze cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 1st Brandon (Manitoba) Mounted Rifles. Finish to front of badge is perfect, with just a slight bit of wear on tip of crown. Both copper looped lugs are firm to back. No marker mark.
Canada WW1 219th (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Infantry Battalion Shoulder Title A scarce, darkened copper shoulder title to the WW1 Canadian 219th (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Infantry Battalion. Light wear to front, with some of the original darkening still present. To back are two looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 222nd (Manitoba) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A darkened copper cap badge to the Canadian WW1 222nd (Manitoba) Battalion of the CEF. Some polish wear to front, with much of the darkened finish now removed. Two looped lugs firm to back.
Canada WW1 226th (Manitoba) Infantry Battalion Shoulder Title A single, darkened copper shoulder title to the WW1 Canadian 226th (Manitoba) Infantry Battalion. Some wear/polishing to front, which is now a dull tone, but most of the darkened finish has been removed. To back, some traces of finish, and two pressed type looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 229th (Moose Jaw) Infantry Battalion Shoulder Title A darkened copper shoulder title to the WW1 Canadian 229th (Moose Jaw) Infantry Battalion. Light polish to the high points to front, with two looped lugs, firm and original to back. Maker marked to "Crightons, Moose Jaw" to lower back of sheaf of Wheat.
Canada WW1 229th (South Saskatchewan) Battalion Sweethearts Badge A single, gilt brass and enamel collar badge to the WW1 Canadian 229th (South Saskatchewan) Battalion of the CEF. Overall polished wear to front, with some damage to blue enamel in lower banner. Red enamel to crown and bottom scroll appears to be intact. Some tarnish to gilt finish to back, and missing hook and pin to back (only stump of hinge remains).
Canada WW1 235th (Durham County) Battalion Cap Badge A pickled brass cap badge to the Canadian WW1 235th (Durham County) Battalion Cap Badge. Much polishing of finish to front, with most of the pickling now gone. To back are two long replacement copper looped lugs. No maker mark as per Charlton.
Canada WW1 246th (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Infantry Battalion Shoulder Title A scarce, brass shoulder title to the WW1 Canadian 246th (Nova Scotia Highlanders) Infantry Battalion. Some wear, polishing to front, otherwise good condition, with two looped lugs, original and firm to back. Also traces of the original darkened finish is also to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 27th (Winnipeg) Infantry Battalion - CEF A single piece, darkened Brass (?) cap badge to the 27th (Winnipeg) Infantry Battalion of the WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force. Light wear to front, with much of the maroon/brown finish still present. To back are two looped lugs and a small impressed maker mark of "Tiptaft" to top. back of maple leaf.
Canada WW1 32nd (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A darkened brass cap badge to the 32nd (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) Battalion of the CEF. Light wear to darkened finish, while two lugs are firm to back.
Canada WW1 44th Battalion Brandon Collar/Sweethearts Badge A gilt brass collar size badge to the 44th Brandon Infantry Battalion. Light wear to gilt, with only hook and hinge to back. Pin missing.
Canada WW1 4th Pioneers Battalion Cap Badge A darkened copper cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 4th Pioneer Battalion. Some wear to front finish, with only traces of darkening remaining to front, and much to back. Two original, double tangs firm to back. Maker marked, clearly to lower back to "H Birks & Sons".
Canada WW1 51st (Edmonton) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A single, piece, brass cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 51st (Edmonton) Battalion. Some polishing to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back. Note the right lug (when viewed from back) may be a old/period replacement. Its larger in size than the other, and has a blob of solder to base. Maker marked to the "Service Supply, Rochester".
Canada WW1 52nd (New Ontario) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A single piece, darkened brass cap badge to the Canadian WW1 52nd (New Ontario) Battalion of the CEF. Some polishing to front of badge, which has removed all but traces of the darkened finish. Both lugs have been removed from back, with a broach fitting then attached. Sadly this has broken, with only the bent hook and part of the hinge remaining. To top, tip of maple leaf, behind the crown, is the imprinted maker mark of "Tiptaft, Bham".
Canada WW1 52nd (Port Arthur) Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, darkened brass cap badge (I believe it to be cap, I have collars which are smaller, but this is not a big badge) to the 52nd (Port Arthur) WW1 Canadian Infantry Battalion. Some wear/polishing to front surface, with only the darkening finish to back. Two looped lugs to back along with the British maker mark of "TipTaft" to tip.
Canada WW1 55th (New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A superb, copper cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 55th (New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) Infantry Battalion. Some wear/polishing to front, with two long brass lugs firm to back. Maker marked/stamped to lower back of badge of "R J Inglis Limited".
Canada WW1 5th (Sherebrooke, Quebec) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian 5th (Sherebrooke, Quebec) Mounted Rifles. Some polishing to front, with no darkened finish remaining. To back, remnants of darkened finish, along with two copper looped lugs. To center back, is a small impressed maker mark of "Tiptaft".
Canada WW1 60th (Montreal) Infantry Battalion - CEF A pickled copper cap badge to the Canadian WW1 60th (Montreal) Infantry Battalion. Some light wear to front of badge, with a touch of oxidation around lugs and some verdi gris to back. Note the lugs are slightly flattened, but still with some room for a pin to fit. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 69th Montreal Battalion Cap Badge A darkened copper (?) cap badge to the Canadian WW1 69th Montreal Battalion. Light wear to front, with two pressed type copper lugs firm to back. Maker marked to bottom "R. J. Inglais".
Canada WW1 74th (Toronto) Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A large, darkened copper cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 74th (Toronto) Infantry Battalion of the CEF. Some wear to finish on the numbers "74" and Beaver, otherwise the badge is in good condition. To back are two copper looped lugs, brazed and original. To back, base of badge is the maker mark of "Tiptaft Bham", in raised letters.
Canada WW1 77th (Ottawa) Infantry Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the WW1 Canadian 77th (Ottawa) Infantry Battalion. Light wear/polishing to front, with two looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 7th (1st British Columbia) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A white metal and darkened brass cap badge to the Canadian 7th (1st British Columbia) Battalion. Light wear to front, but please note that white metal center has been soldered on at some stage. The two wire hooks which should have gone through the brass backing have been removed/broken in the past. Two copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker mark to back on oval plaque to "Hicks & Sons, London".
Canada WW1 80th (Kingston) Battalion of CEF A darkened copper cap badge to the 80th (Kingston) Battalion of the WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Badge is in good, but slightly polished condition to front, with much of the darkened finish now removed. It remains intact to back along with two looped lugs. I can't see a maker mark.
Canada WW1 83rd (Toronto) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A first type (note the crown) , darkened brass cap badge to the 83rd (Toronto - Queens Own Rifles of Canada) Battalion of the CEF. Light wear/polishing to high-points on badge, with some remnants of polish. To back, are two original, copper looped lugs and the maker mark of "ELLIS BROS" and date "1916". Referred in Charlton as 83A.
Canada WW1 9th (Lloydminster - Saskatchewan) Mounted Rifles Sweethearts Badge A single piece, silver plated (copper base) collar badge size sweethearts badge to the WW1 Canadian 9th (Lloydminster - Saskatchewan) Mounted Rifles. Much wear now to front, with only traces of silver plate to cracks/lower design. To back, the broach fitting is in good, working order, with pin, hook and hinge all present. Marker marked to "R. J. Inglis Limited".
Canada WW1 Canadian Army Pay Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian Army Pay Corps (C.A.P.C). Light wear to front, with remnants of polish, which should clean if desired. Two flat type brass lugs firm to back. Marker mark and dated to "F W. Ellis & Co 1915" to center back.
Canada WW1 Canadian Army Pay Corps Officers Collar Badge - Pair A superb quality, matching pair of Officers collar badges to the WW1 Canadian Army Pay Corps. Silver (though not marked) opposing Beavers on solid gilt brass backing. Dark, uncleaned tone to silver, with light wear to gilt finish. Both are marked to back (between lugs) to "J R Gaunt, Montreal". Both have two D shaped original lugs, firm to back.
Canada WW1 Canadian Army Service Corps Cap Badge A single piece, darkened brass cap badge to the Canadian Army Service Corps. light wear to front, but a few bends to points of star. Only one original brass looped lug to back. A period replacement has been added, which looks to be the top of a pin clip which would normally hold badge to cap.
Canada WW1 Canadian Army Service Corps Cap Badge - Slider A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the WW1 era Canadian Army Service Corps. Light wear to front of this badge, with long brass slider firm and original to back. A nice badge.
Canada WW1 Canadian Engineers Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the WW1 Canadian Engineers. A nice broad wreath example, with light wear/polish to front, and just some traces of old polish. To back, both original copper looped lugs are present to back, but have been pinched closed to form points/pins. One (right when viewed from back) is partially broken, and bent to one side.
Canada WW1 Canadian Engineers Cap Badge - CEF A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Engineers circa WW1. Much gilt remains to front of badge, and is a nice detailed strike. To back are two pressed type brass lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 Canadian Field Artillery Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of copper shoulder titles to the WW1 Canadian Field Artillery. Both are slightly polished to front, and both have the "F" to center, just slightly bent. Both have 2 looped lugs brassed to back along with the maker mark of "Birks" and "1916".
Canada WW1 Depot Battalion, 1st British Columbia - Collar Badge Pair A matching pair (in terms of construction) of collar badges to the WW1 Canadian Depot Battalion, 1st British Columbia. Both collars are in slight polished condition to front, with a dark tone. To back, both have two pressed type lugs. Note one has a bottom replacement, which has been messily soldered to back. Both collars are maker marked to "O B Allan".
Canada WW1 Depot Battalion, 2nd British Columbia - Collar Badge Pair A matching pair (in terms of construction) of collar badges to the WW1 Canadian Depot Battalion, 2nd British Columbia. Both collars are slightly worn/polished to front, with some darkening to back. Both have a pair of pressed type, lugs firm to back. Note one has a old replacement. Both are maker marked to "O. B. Allan" across center back.
Canada WW1 Era Canadian Engineers Cap Badge A single piece, darkened brass cap badge to the WW1 Canadian Engineers. A broad maple leaf wreath, with Beaver to center. Light wear to the darkened finish, the badge is in good condition. To back is a brass slider, firm and original. No maker mark I can see.
Canada WW1 Era Canadian Engineers Sweethearts Badge A gilt brass and enamel badge to the Canadian Engineers. This is a smaller version of the cap badge worn during WW1. Some slight damage to red enamel within the Kings crown, and much of the gilt finish is now dull. Pin, hook and hinge in good working order to back.
Canada WW1 Era Shoulder Title A copper shoulder title worn during WW1 by the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Some polishing to front, otherwise good to back, with two looped lugs firm. Maker marked to "W Scully Montreal" across back and between lugs.
Canada WW1 First Mounted Rifles (Manitoba & Saskatchewan) Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian First Mounted Rifles (Manitoba & Saskatchewan). Some light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Note one lug is squeezed slightly flat, while the other has one side of the loop broken. Enough room to hold a pin in both.
Canada WW1 General Issue Cap Badge A WW1 Canadian General issue cap badge in darkened copper. Light wear to high points to front, with two pressed type copper lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "Birks 1915" to upper back.
Canada WW1 General Issue Collar Badge A WW1 General issue copper collar badge, worn by all members of the CEF as they left Canada and served Overseas (and usually before a Battalion badge was issued). Some polishing to front, with darkened finish removed. Two copper looped lugs to back. Note one is slightly damaged, with one side of the loop broken. Pin will still fit through.
Canada WW1 General Issue Collar Sweethearts Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Canadian WW1 Armed Forces - CEF. This is a general pattern, issued to CEF troops has they left for France. It has been converted into a sweethearts badge with the removal of the lugs to back and addition of a broach fitting. Please note that pin is missing, and only hinge and hook remain.
Canada WW1 General Service Cap Badge A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), also referred to as the General Service Cap Badge. Worn by all personnel before distinctive Battalion badges were issued. Some wear/polishing to front, with much of the darkened finish now removed from high-points. Both pressed type copper lugs present to back. Maker marked to bottom edge to "Rodon Bros 19##". I can't make the last two digits out.
Canada WW1 INF (Infantry) Shoulder Title - Dated 1915 - Pair A pair of matching, darkened copper shoulder titles to a WW1 Canadian Infantryman. Both collars are a dark tone, with only one which has both pressed type, copper looped lugs to back. Both are stamped to bottom, back, base "Birks 1915".
Canada WW1 Machine Gun Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian WW1 Machine Gun Battalions. This is referred to as the generic type 2 (Ref Babin 31-2). Some polishing to front/wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "Tiptaf Bham" to lower back.
Canada WW1 Machine Gun Battalion Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of brass collar badges to the WW1 Canadian Machine Gun Battalion. These are the general service type 2, and are in good to slightly polished condition to front. Both have two copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW1 Mounted Rifle Draft Cap Badge - CEF A scarce, darkened brass cap badge to the WW1 Canadian Mounted Rifle Draft. Dark tone to front, with some polishing to high-points. Dirty and black to back, with two long copper looped lugs firm. Maker marked to beneath crown to back of "ELLIS BRO".
Canada WW1 Officers 166th (Toronto) Battalion Cap Badge - CEF A scarce, darkened, single piece, white metal, cap badge to a Officer of the 166th (Toronto - Queens Own Rifles of Canada) Battalion of the CEF. I cannot see a silver mark, so presume the white metal version. Light wear to front, with numbers polished to show through/highlight. Badge is in excellent condition, with two original lugs firm to back. See Charlton, page 246, where he mentions type A for Officers is "French Grey on White metal" and type B is "Sterling Silver".
Canada WW1 Officers OSD Machine Gun Battalion Cap Badge A single piece, bronze cap badge to a Canadian WW1 Officer in the Machine Gun Battalion. Light wear to chocolate brown finish to front. Both folding tangs are in great condition to back, with no splits or folds. To top, back, behind the crown, is a small markers plaque to "Firmin London". A superb badge.
Canada WW1 Sweethearts/Collar Badge A WW1 general service collar badge which has been converted to a sweethearts badge. Gilt brass with a blue enamel scroll surrounding the word "Canada". Some wear to finish to front, with only hook and hinge present to back (pin missing). No maker to back.
Canada WW1/CEF 148th Battalion Montreal Infantry Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the 148th Montreal Infantry Battalion. Polished wear to front, with two copper looped lugs, firm to back.
Canada WW1/WW2 Corps of Military Staff Clerks Collar Badge A cast brass collar badge to the Canadian Corps of Military Staff Clerks. Worn both WW1 and WW2. Condition OK to poor, with much polishing/wear to front detail. This is the left side (when worn), and has two long looped lugs firm to back.
Canada WW1/WW2 General Service Collar - Pair A pair of darkened brass (?) collar badges with what I think looks like a more stylised WW2 Kings crown to center than WW1. Worn as Canadian General Service Collars. Both are in great condition, with little wear to front, and much darkened finish to all surfaces. No maker mark. Both have two loops firm and original to back.
Canada WW2 11th Canadian Armoured Regiment Shoulder Patch A 2 piece cloth and embroidered lettered shoulder title to the 11th Canadian (Ontario) Armoured Regiment, which were part of the 1st Armoured Tank Brigade during WW2. Patch is in good, clean condition to front, with yellow/gold letters embroidered into a red background on top of a black backing. There is a light khaki cloth to back which has some glue and paper residue to corners.
Canada WW2 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. Worn from 1939 and is Mazeas C.12. Much gilt remains to front of badge, but not a spot of verdi gris to upper top of banner, on the left. Should clean if desired. Two copper looped lugs original and firm to back. They too, have a touch of verdi gris to base. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 7th/11th Hussars Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 7th/11th Hussars. Worn from 1937, it is Mazeas C.16. Some wear/polish to gilt to front of badge, with two looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian 8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars. Some polishing/dull toning to gilt finish to front of badge, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. Marker marked to "Lackie Toronto" to lower back of badge. Worn from 1922 to 1950. Mazeas C.17.
Canada WW2 Canada Cloth Shoulder Title A single shoulder title worn by the Canadian forces during WW2. Grey embroidered letters on a khaki wool background. A small amount of thread like backing material is around the letters to back. Title is in ok condition, with a moth nip to the letter "A" and "D" in "Canada" and some nipping to back.
Canada WW2 Canadian Provost Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canadian Provost Corps (Military Police). Much dulling of gilt finish to front, with some polish wear. Badge has two original copper looped lugs to back, along with the maker mark of "BIRKS" to back of Lion. Worn from 1940 and is Mazea's S.22.
Canada WW2 Canadian Provost Corps Cap Badge - Scully A single piece, brass cap badge to the Canada WW2 Canadian Provost Corps. Light wear to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back. Marker marked to "W Scully, Montreal" to back of Lion, above crown. Worn from 1940 and is Mazea's S.22.
Canada WW2 Canadian Women's Army Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Slight wear to gilt to front, with a couple of area's which have tone spots/marks. To back are two original looped lugs, along with the faint maker mark of "SCULLY LTD, MONTREAL" on the back of the Maple Leaves. This is Mazea's S35.
Canada WW2 Canadian Women's Army Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian Women's Army Corps. White metal center, with a gilt brass back. This was worn from 1942 and is Mazea's S.35. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with two looped lugs, firm and original to back. No makers mark.
Canada WW2 Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen Canada Shoulder Title - Pair A clean, matching pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen Canada. Formed during WW2, from mainly Eastern Canadian members of the Legion of Frontiersmen, they amalgamated back into the LF after 1947. Both titles are in great condition, with good colour of gold thread on a Maroon felt background. Black hessian background is firm to back. Both show evidence of stitching/removal from a uniform.
Canada WW2 Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen Shoulder Title - Pair A superb, matching, cloth pair of shoulder titles to the Canadian Corps of Imperial Frontiersmen. Formed during WW2, from mainly Eastern Legion of Frontiersman in Canada, it rallied and helped with Canada's War efforts. It was reorganised in 1947, back into one origanisation and named the Legion of Frontiersman. Ttitles are in good, clean condition with bright Yellow and Black embroidered letters, border and maple leaf on a Maroon felt background. Black material backing with evidence of stitching/removal from uniform.
Canada WW2 era George VI Royal Canadian Engineers Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the WW2 era Royal Canadian Engineers. It has George VI cypher to center. Light wear to front, with some of the darkening now polished to high-points. To back, is just one original looped lug, with a period (?) replacement crudely to back. A small spot of verde gris to crown, which should clean if desired. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 era Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps Slip-on Shoulder Title A single, khaki wool, slip-on shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps (R.C.A.P.C). Some mothing/grazing to front, with nips to one edge. Black embroidered letters on a khaki background. Two cloth straps present to back. Some fraying to edges otherwise sound.
Canada WW2 era The British Columbia Dragoons Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the Canadian British Columbia Dragoons. A post 1931 version, and is Mazeas C. 46. Some wear to gilt finish to front, with tone spots on leaf and boarder. To back are two looped lugs. No marker mark.
Canada WW2 era The Wentworth Regt Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar to the Wentworth Regiment. Two copper looped lugs to back. Some polishing to front.
Canada WW2 General Service Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge with a more George 6th Crown, worn as a general service badge by Canadian Forces. Some wear/polishing to front and darkened finish, with two looped lugs firm to back. Note one is a old/period replacement. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 General Service Cap Badge - Chromed A large, chromed brass (?) kings crown cap badge worn as a general service badge during WW2. Good detail to front, with little wear. To back, sadly the slider has been clipped/removed and only the post can be seen at top. Traces of old glue to back. This would be a excellent badge to frame. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 General Service Cap Badge - Gilt Brass A large, gilt brass kings crown cap badge worn as a general service badge during WW2. Good detail to front, with little wear, just some dulling to gilt finish. To back, sadly both lugs have been clipped/removed and only the posts can be seen in a East/West config. Traces of old glue to back. This would be a excellent badge to frame. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 Grey & Simcoe Foresters Cap Badge A nice bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian WW2 Grey & Simcoe Foresters Infantry Regiment. It is Mazea's M.59. Some light wear/polishing to front, with two original copper looped lugs to back. Maker Marked to "Scully, Montreal".
Canada WW2 Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, chromed cap badge to the Canadian WW2 Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment. King's crown, and I presume either for regimental band or just chromed by a veteran, there is a but of wear to the front of the badge. Two long, looped lugs firm to back, but note they are bent inwards, though the badge is nicely curved to fit a hat. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 Infantry Corps Cap Badge A rather dirty, but original cap badge to the Canadian Infantry Corps. Worn from 1943, the badge is Mazea's S.25. Much original darkened finish to front, but with a touch of verdi gris all over, this continues on back. Should clean if desired. Two original copper looped lugs firm to back. No makers mark that I can see.
Canada WW2 Le Regiment De Joliette Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to Le Regiment De Joliette. Worn from 1941, the badge is Mazea's M.122. Some wear/tone to gilt finish to front of badge, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
Canada WW2 National Cloth Shoulder Title - Single A single cloth shoulder title worn by the Canadian Armed Forces. Grey embroidered letters on a khaki wool backing. See others listed. This one has rounded edges, with old paper backing or maybe removed from a display board. It has a small line of holes around edge, where it has been machine sewn onto a uniform. Clean condition to front.
Canada WW2 National Cloth Shoulder Title - Single A single cloth shoulder title worn by the Canadian Armed Forces. Grey embroidered letters on a khaki wool backing. Some moth grazing to service of backing material, otherwise sound. Evidence of stitching, removal from uniform.
Canada WW2 Royal Canadaian Air Force 37 Patt Web Bayonet Frog - 1943 A Canadian, 1937 Pat web Frog used on most British/Commonwealth Bayonets in WW2, in the colour of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a pale grey/blue. Frog is in good condition, with all stitching firm, just a slight bit of discolouration to edges, otherwise clean. Maker marked to back (which is hard to read), along with a date for 1943 and "C" with broadarrow to center for the Dominion of Canada ownership mark.
Canada WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force 37 Patt Water Bottle Carrier - 1943 A superb, light grey/blue Royal Canadian Air Force 37 Patt web water bottle carrier. Complete, with popper and brass strap buckles, the stitching is firm and colour good. Inside of popper is marked "United Carr, Canada", with the webbing stamped in black ink with "1943" and a "C" with a broadarrow (indicating Dominion of Canada Ownership). There also appears to be a batch number at base of "1157", though this is slightly hard to read. A nice item.
Canada WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force Shoulder Title A single woven cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Air Force. Light blue letters and eagle, with a dark blue background/banner on black cloth. There is a black backing cloth to back. Title a little grubby to front, but consistent with wear and age.
Canada WW2 Royal Canadian Artillery Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). Red embroidered letters, on a dark blue background with a light khaki backing cloth. Title is in OK condition, being clean to front, with slight grubbiness to backing cloth.
Canada WW2 Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the WW2 Canadian Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment (worn from 1940 - Mazeas M.86). Some polish wear to white metal center, with remnants of polish to front. Two copper looped lugs firm to back, along with two old spots of verdi gris. Maker marked to back top edge to "W Scully Montreal".
Canada WW2 The Canadian Grenadier Guards Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the WW2 Canadian Grenadier Guards. Some wear/polish to ball of grenade, the badge retains some of its gilt finish. Two copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark, but worn from 1942 and is Mazea's M.6.
Canada WW2 The Regina Rifles Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, darkened copper cap badge to the WW2 Canadian Regina Rifles Regiment. Badge is in OK condition, with minor wear and a bend to top segment. To back, both lugs have been replaced, messily, but it will display well. No maker mark. Mazea's M142. Priced accordingly.
Canada WW2 The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders Cap Badge A white metal, single piece cap badge to the WW2 Canadian Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders Regiment. Light wear to high-point on badge, with two looped lugs firm to back (note one is slightly bent, but pin fits through perfectly). Worn from 1941 and is Mazea's M.93.
Canadian Officers Training Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Canadian Officers Training Corps, post 1952, and with Queens Crown. Chrome maple leaf to center, with a darkened bronze backing. Large, brass slider firmly attached to back of crown. Light wear overall. No maker mark.
Canadian Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Cloth Shoulder Title A single cloth shoulder title to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Yellow embroidered letters on a blue background. Black backing cloth is to rear, behind the letters. Overall clean.
Canadian Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Cloth Shoulder Titles (x3) A selection of three cloth shoulder titles to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. All have the Yellow embroidered letters on a blue background. All also have a backing cloth behind the letters. Note one has been removed from a scrapbook or display board and has old paper to back. Overall clean with a few loose threads to edges.
Canadian WW1 245th (Montreal Grenadiers) Infantry Battalion Collar Badge - Pair A matching, 2 piece pair of collar badge to the WW1 Canadian 245th (Montreal Grenadiers) Infantry Battalion. Both have a separate pickled brass center which is overlayed onto a pickled brass maple leaf. Both are in good condition, but note a touch of verdi gris to the face of one (which should clean if desired). Both have two looped lugs, firm and original to back. See "The Charlton Price Guide to First World War Canadian Infantry Badges", By W. K. Cross (1st Edition), Page 356. No maker mark.
Czechoslovakia WW2 Czechoslovakia Army in Exile Shoulder Title A single, red embroidered thread letters, on black felt shoulder title worn by Czechoslovakian forces in Exile, in Britain, on their Battledress. Title is in good condition, just slightly grubby, with one or two loose threads. To back is a light khaki backing material, which is slightly frayed to edges. Note both top corners seem to have been snipped.
Dutch - WW2 Dutch Free Forces Button - 19mm A single, gilt brass Dutch Free Forces button in 19mm size. Light wear and some surface scratches to front. Original shank along with "Made in England" stamped to back.
France 11e R.I.M.a (Régiment d'Infanterie de Marine) CEC (Commando Training Company) Pocket Crest A silver and gold colored metal pocket crest to the French 11e R.I.M.a (Régiment d'Infanterie de Marine) C.E.C. (Commando Training Company). Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front and both looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "Drago, Paris" with model number "G2059" to back.
France 13e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins Pocket Crest A white metal pocket crest to the French 13e Bataillon de Chasseurs Alpins. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. Two integrated lugs are firm and in good condition to back. Maker marked to "Delsart Sens, 89100" and model number "H293".
France 13e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère (13e DBLE) Insignia Set A set of insignia to the 13th Demi-Brigade of the Foreign Legion (or 13e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère (13e DBLE)). It consists of Beret badge, collar tabs and shoulder boards (both boards have a gilt Foreign Legion button), all with the rank of Sergeant. All are in good condition, with light wear.
France 1920's era Postcard of Soldier in the 16th Artillery Regiment A nice, clear postcard image of a soldier in the French 16th Artillery Regiment (note the crossed cannon on his buttons). Card has not been postally used, and is clean to back. Just the usual rounding of corners.
France 1920's era Postcard of Soldier in the 25th Infantry Regiment A full length postcard (not postally used) of a soldier in the 25th Infantry Regiment. Nicely studio marked to "E. Pineau" of Clermont Ferrand". Card is in great condition, clear, with just minor rounding of corners. A nice image.
France 1960's/70's Army Kepi A nice, but slightly grubby French Army Kepi dating from about 1960/70ish. I told that its about this date due to the plastic top liner, seen inside the hat. Light grey body, with a silver bullion thread flaming grenade to front of hat. Silver, with red flick bullion thread to top edge, with dark red material top. The silver bullion thread then is in a pattern to top. Inside, the sweatband is complete, with a printed size of "59" cm. Silver material lining is in OK to good condition, with just a few pulls/small holes. There is some staining to sides and top. Hat visor is in excellent condition, along with chin-strap and domed chrome buttons. No maker mark. Note mothing to exterior grey and red material, with some grazing and small nip holes. Please contact me for more photo's and/or postage to your location
France 4° Regiment D'Infantrie De Marine Pocket Crest A two toned and enamel pocket crest to the 4° RIMA or Regiment D'Infantrie De Marine. Badge is in good condition, with light surface wear to front. Both integrated lugs are firm and in good condition to back. Note some residue (lacqueror glue?) which should clean if desired. Maker marked to "Drago Paris" and model number "H.763".
France 9th Chasseurs Parachute Infantry Regiment Pocket Crest A two piece, bi-metal & enamel pocket crest to the 9th Chasseurs Parachute Infantry Regiment. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. Back retains original clip pin and is marker marked twice to "Drago Paris" with the model number "G1366".
France Air Force Air Commando Parachute Group 541 Pocket Crest A white metal pocket crest to Groupe de Commandos Parachutistes de l'Air 541 - GCPA. Badge is in good condition, with some toning to back, but light wear to front. Both integrated lugs are firm and in good condition. Maker marked to "Drago, Paris" with Model number "A690" to back.
France Army Calot/Side Hat - Yellow/Light Blue A superb wool calot or side hat to a unit in the French Army. Yellow peak, with light Blue/grey body, the hat is in great condition. Sadly not dated or unit marked, it has a maker stamped to "V & B Gabriel< Orleans", with a size of "55"cm in ink and also paper label.
France Army/Police Calot/Side Hat - Dark Green/Dark Blue A superb wool material side hat to either a French Army unit or Police (who also wear the dark blue) with Dark Green peak and piping, and a Dark Blue body. Hat is in great condition, with no moth or loose stitching. Inside is a printed makers name of "M.C.L. Limoges" and a size of "58cm" both in ink and a original paper label.
France Army/Zouave Calot/Side Hat - Dark Green/Red A superb French Army or Zouave (?) calot or side hat. Dark Green peak with red wool body, the hat is in great condition. Sadly no unit/marker markings or date, it has just a size inside of "55cm". I am unsure of what unit this hat is to, but I'm sure someone will know.
France Aspirant Beesau 11th Regt EOR 206 Badge A French badge for Aspirant Beesau of the 11th Regt EOR 206. Chromed metal and enamel, with two lugs to back, and a pin. Good condition overall, with light wear to front, and some light surface corrosion to back finish. Maker marked to "Fraisse Paris" and manufacturer number of "G.3042" to back.
France Croix de Guerre (War Cross) 1914-1916 Date A French Croix de Guerre medal for the 1st World War. Dated to back 1914 to 1916. Unnamed as issued. Comes with original ribbon and two unit citations in Bronze. ICondition is good, with light wear to both front and back. Ribbon is slightly frayed in some places.
France Croix de Guerre (War Cross) 1914-1917 Date A French Croix de Guerre medal for the 1st World War. Dated to back 1914 to 1917. Unnamed as issued. Comes with original ribbon and pin bar. It is in OK to good condition with some verde gris to both front and back of cross. Ribbon is frayed in some places and has no attachments (stars/palms).
France Group of 4 Postcards to a Solider in the 353rd Artillery (?) Regiment A group of 4 postcards with photo's of what appears to be a soldier from the 353rd Artillery Regiment. Three of the portrait photo's depict what looks to be the same man in dress uniform, with crossed cannon buttons to his tunic and the Regimental number of "353" to both his collars and hat/Kepi. The group photo also appears to have the same number to some of the kepi (though hard to read). To the back of this picture is written the date, 24th of July 1927. It also has two autographs of I presume the soldiers in the photo. All are in good condition, and do not appear to be postally used. One portrait has be cut to fit a oval frame.
France Medaille Militaire (French Military Medal) - 1870-1951 Third Republic A superb French Medaille Militaire (French Military Medal) to the Third Republic, dating from 1870 to 1951 (so taking in the Franco Prussian, WW1 and WW2 wars to name the major ones to be presented in). A small silvered medal, with the head of La Republique, and with a circlet inscription; “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE 1870”. The suspension depicts the form of a trophy of arms. To reverse is the words "Valeur Et Discipline", within a blue enamel boarder. Medal is in good, undamaged condition, with some toning to silver finish. Short length of what appears to be a original ribbon attached. No maker mark that I can see and unamed as issued.
France Post WW2 Naval Buttons - x13 - Different Sizes A selection of possible post WW2 French Naval buttons in 4 different sizes - 10mm (x3), 13mm (x5), 18mm (x1) and 20mm (x4). All have their shanks or loops to back, and most are steel with a gilt brass front. Some have a Paris maker. Condition is OK to good, with wear to gilt finish and some slight surface rust to back.
France Postcard The Light-Cruiser Duguay-Trouin in Port of Autonome, Bordeaux A early 1950's, postally used postcard depicting the French Light Cruiser Duguay-Triouin in the Port of Autonome, Bordeaux. The ship was launched in 1923, and saw initial action with the French Navy in the Atlantic, against German shipping. With the surrender of France, she was interned by the British at Alexandria, Egypt and disarmed. She was then re-armed in July 1943 and acted as a Troop Transport, and took part in the Southern France landings in August 1944, where she provided on-shore bombardment. She continued this role along the Italian coast until the end of hostilities. In May 1945, the Duguay-Trouin bombarded villages in Algeria during the Sétif and Guelma massacre. The ship was later sent to Indo-China and supported army operations against the Viet Minh. She was decommissioned on 19 March 1952. Card is in OK condition, with some light creases and rounded corners. Please note that I have added my URL address to the scanned image. The original card you will receive, will not have logo www.jsmilitaria.com on it.
France Postcard WW1 "Happy New Year" A WW1 era, postally used postcard depicting a young French lady thinking of her man/soldier, with the words "Je sens sur moi poser ses yeux. Et mon coeur en est bien heureux. Bonne Annee". (loosely translated, "I feel her eyes on me. And my heart is very happy. Happy New Year"). Sent by a gentleman (soldier?) to a lady. Hand painted card is in good condition, with some light scuffing to edges, and rounding of corners. Stamp has been removed from front, and its remnants can be seen on lower right, and the bottom edge/side of the ladies dress. Please note that I have added my URL address to the scanned image. The original card you will receive, will not have www.jsmilitaria.com on it.
France Postcard WW1 - Having a Glass A hand-painted postcard from WW1 depicting a soldier and lady friend having a glass of wine with the poem "Au fond du verre. Noyons les pleurs, Apres la guerre. Viendront les Fleurs!" (Loosely translated: "In the glass, drown the tears, after the war, comes the flowers!". Card is written to back in pencil, and I think the date at the top is the 18th April, 1918. But hard to make out. Not postally used, and there doesn't seem to be any trace of a stamp affixed to front. Card is in good condition, with a small tear just on lower left corner (co-insides with the bottom of the "Suzy" logo). Slight rounding of corners. Please note, I have added my url to the scanned image of the card, and you will receive the original image/card without www.jsmilitaria.com to front.
France Postcard WW1 Men of the 3rd Infantry (?) Regiment A WW1 era, black and white postcard of a group of men/soldiers from the French 3rd Infantry Regiment (I put a question mark as the chap kneeling on the front, right appears to be wearing spurs). I presume, behind the lines (no helmets or Kepi worn), this superb image shows the variation in colour of uniform, the belts, different styles of side-hat, rank and boots/leggings. Sadly not used or no names. A small number "3" can be made out on the majority of the men's collars. Card is in good to OK condition, with some yellowing to image, and scuffs to edges. Corners are also slightly rounded. Please note, I have added my URL to the image after scanning. You will receive the original card/image, without www.jsmilitaria.com.
France WW1 Croix de Guerre - 1914-1915 Dated A French Croix de Guerre medal for the 1st World War. Dated to back 1914 to 1915. Unnamed as issued. Comes with original ribbon and one Unit citation star. Medal is in good condition, while ribbon has faded somewhat to one side.
France WW1 Croix de Guerre - 1914-1915 Dated A French Croix de Guerre medal for the 1st World War. Dated to back 1914 to 1915. Unnamed as issued. Comes with original ribbon. Medal is in good/OK condition, with a few minor dents to points of cross. Ribbon retains good colour.
France WW1 Victory Medal 1914-1918 A original WW1 French issued Victory medal, unnamed as issued, with original ribbon. Some polish wear to front of medal, with minor edge dings. To back, is still some glue residue (this medal seems to have come from a frame or off a soldiers certificate of service). Ribbon is faded/sun bleached to front, while still retains colour to inside and back. A spot of glue with paper is still present to back.
France WW1/WW2 Army Engineer Tunic Buttons (x9) A mixed lot of WW1/WW2 and later era French Army Engineers buttons, mainly in brass and gilt brass, but there is one in a aluminium/white metal. They are as follows: - Large Brass - 23mm - integrated loop to back, marked "T. W. & W, Brevete, Paris. - Gilt brass (x3) - 20mm - no maker mark, but all three have their brass loop to back. - Gilt brass (x2) - 16mm - no maker mark, but both have their brass loops to back. - Medium brass (x2) - 16mm - one has a maker mark to "A. M & C Ltd, Paris", both have their integrated catch/loops to back. - Medium alloy (x1) - 16mm - has a maker mark to "A. M & C Ltd, Paris", with integrated catch/loops to back. All in good, to slightly worn condition to front.
French Firefighters/Sapeurs Pompiers Buttons - x 8 A mixed lot of Silver (not marked) or white metal buttons to French Sapeurs Pompiers or Firefighters. they look to have some age, but I don't know how to date them. Maker marked and sizes as follows: - 22mm (2x) Silver(?) - Maker marked to "P. L. Rolland, Paris" to back. - 20mm (x1) Silver(?) - Maker marked to "G. J. & F., Paris" - 18mm (x4) Silver(?) - maker marked to only 3 of "G. J. & F., Paris". One has no maker mark. - 18mm (x1) White metal(?) - Maker marked to "Varambier & J. Meunier, Lyon". All in good to slightly worn condition. Note the Silver ones are a dark tone.
French/British Commemoration Pin - WW1 Armentieres A small, silver plated brass pin or broach commemorating the Battle of Armentieres during WW1. Fought by both the British and French against Imperial German Armies in October of 1914, its also called the Battle of Lille, and was part of the "Race to the Sea" both opposing sides. Some wear to silver plate, and the brass can bee seen beneath on bayonet cross-guard and handle. The word "ARMENTIERES" is separately applied in copper (?). These broaches were popular in the 1920's, with old soldiers and families returning to the battlefields on tours. Both pin, hook and hinge to back, are in good working order.
German Post WW2 Wound Badge in Black A post-WW2 German wound badge in Black grade. A WW2 helmet over crossed swords, but without the symbol. Badge is in good condition with light wear to front finish. Hook, hinge and pin are in good working order.
German Post-WW1 Made Prussian Pilots Badge A WW1 Prussian State Pilots breast badge/award in Silver (though no marked). Looks to be of post-WW1 construction, with solid back, and large pin/hinge reminiscent of WW2 awards. Light wear to front, with a maker mark of "JMME & Sohn Berlin" impressed to center back (this maker made early WW2 Luftwaffe badges). Dark uncleaned tone overall, with some tarnish spots to back. Hook, pin and hinge in excellent order
German Pre-WW1 Postcard Artillery Officers & Men A superb, original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of German Officers and Men, standing around a Artillery Piece, in parade uniform and with pipes (note one in the Gun's mouth). Looks to be winter, with snow to the ground. Sadly no message or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German Pre-WW1 Postcard Company of Officers & Men A original postally used (25th Feb 1909) Photo postcard of group or company German Officers and men in a studio setting (with painted back-drop). All resplendent in Walk-Out dress/parade uniform, with Officers with hats on and Swords. Message in black ink to back with postal mark of Leipzig. Superb. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German Pre-WW1 Postcard Group of Reservists A original non-postally used Photo postcard of German Reservists (note age of men, so reservists?) sitting and standing around a table. Most men are wearing the pre-war "coloured" unforms, while one gentleman is in a lighter field-grey. All with buckles and two can be seen with bayonet. Card is a little faded, and has slight rounding of corners. No message or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German Pre-WW1 Postcard Group of Reservists - 135th Ltr A original postally used Photo postcard of German NCO's and men enjoying wine and a smoke. All men in pre-war "coloured" unifroms. Note two are also named to front. Has "135 Ltr" to front... 135th Landsturm? or reservists. Note condition... scuffed to front, with a fold to one corner. To back it is postmarked 24th of June 1909, but message has been written in pencil, and it has rubbed/smudged with time and handling. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German Pre-WW1 Postcard NCO's & Men A stunning, original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of NCO's and men in pre-WW1 "colours" uniforms. Note the two gentlemen to center, sitting. Not only do they have fantastic mustaches, but also have Imperial German Marksman awards on their right tunic sleeves. Sadly no details or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German Pre-WW1 Postcard Officers & Men A original non-postally used Photo postcard of German Officers and men in a studio setting (with painted back-drop). All resplendent in Walk-Out dress/parade uniform. No message or date to back. Has studio details of Photographer only. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German Pre-WW1/WW1 era Imperial German Drum Hook A cast gilt brass Imperial German Drum hook, with its leather belt fastener. The hanger depicts a Eagle with out-swept wings, clasping a branch or knot of reeds, from which 2 hooks protrude. Hooks and swivel (above the Eagles head) are in good order, with Swivel moving freely. The leather belt attachment is a full loop, with two steel rivets holding the leather together. Rivets have surface rust and the leather is stretched. Much of the gilt finish to brass is now dull with age/worn off.
German pre-WW1/WW1 Pickelhaube Chin Strap Buckle A single piece, brass chin-strap buckle for a German WW1 or Pre-WW1 Pickelhaube (Spiked leather helmet). There would have been two of these, on either side of the helmet, holding either the State or German Cockade, with the leather of the chin-strap threaded through the flat part at the bottom. Good toned condition.
German Pre-WW1/WW1 Prussian Enlistedmans Belt Buckle A bi-metal post 1895 (so 45mm wide) Prussian State belt buckle in Nickle Silver and Brass. Prussian crown to center, with the words "Gott Mit Uns" (God with Us). Some slight polishing to nickle center, with brass prong bar and D catch to back in good working order. Two old solder holes to back, showing that it hasn't been fiddled with and center roundal is firm to front of buckle. Overall a nice example.
German PreWW1/WW1 Prussian Brass/Nickle Silver Belt Buckle A pre-WW1/WW1 belt buckle to the Kingdom of Prussia. Bi-metal construction, with a Nickle Silver center with the Prussian crown, and the motto "Gott Mitt Uns" (God With Us), on a 45mm wide brass body. D catch to back is firm, and buckle has two solder holes. Brass prong bar is in good working order, but only a single prong is present, which has been soldered to the bar. I presume a field repair? Good detail to front of buckle, but the usual dents to center.
German Prussian 15-Year Military Long Service Cross A single piece, Prussian 15-Year Military Long Service Cross. Instituted in 1913, it was awarded to all NCO's and Enlisted men (on recommendation of their Officer) for 15 continuous years of service. Light wear to gilt type finish, with minor scratches to lower arms of cross. Suspension ring firm to top, but note slightly bent. No name or manufacturer mark as issued. Note also no ribbon.
German Prussian Officers Brocade Belt Buckle A gilt brass two piece (so separate Wilhelm II crown and cypher) to a Prussian Army Officer for a Brocade or Parade belt. A large Wilhelm II cypher below a Prussian crown, surrounded by a round wreath of Laurel Leaf and ribbon. The center cypher is held onto the front of the buckle via three pins, bent through the roundal to the back. Clip and one belt loop present to back/side and in good condition. A nice buckle, with much gilt finish remaining.
German West German/Bundeswehr Side Hat/Mutzen - 1967 A superb heavy khaki wool side hat or Mutzen to the West German Army or Bundeswehr. Complete, with all stitching firm and no moth, cap is a size 57cm (though someone has written "58" in ink pen inside). Large manufacturing label to one inside side of cap, with a clear date of 1967 and the previous wearers name.
German WW1 10th Infantry Officers Slip-on Shoulder Boards A nice matching pair of WW1 Hauptmann's (Captains) rank shoulder boards to the 10th (1st Silesian) Grenadiers "King Frederick William II" Infantry Regiment. Silver bullion with black thread on white material "slip-on" shoulder straps. Gilt brass pips and numerals. Condition good, with some toning to Silver bullion thread due to age.
German WW1 12th Infantry Regiment Enlisted Mans Shoulder Strap A single mid to late war (note no piping) sew-in shoulder strap to the WW1 12th (2nd Brandenburg) Grenadiers "Prince Charles of Prussia". Much surface grazing by moth with part of the red number "1 & "2" munched/missing. Evidence of strap being sew into a tunic at the bottom edge, with a different coloured thread still attached.
German WW1 20th Infantry Regiment Enlisted Mans Shoulder Strap A mid to late war (note no piping) WW1 Enlisted Mans shoulder strap to the 20th (3rd Brandenburg) Infantry "Count Tauentzien von Wittenberg" Regiment. Sew-in type, in Field-Grey, with a red number "20" stitched to the front. Moth surface grazing to both front and back, but no holes. Faint stitch line below the "20" where it would have been sew into the shoulder of the tunic.
German WW1 354th Infantry Regiment Officers Shoulder Strap A WW1 Hauptmann's (Captains) sew-on shoulder strap with a period label miss-identifying it as a "Colonel of 354 Inf 216 Div". The 354th were part of the 88th and 89th Infantry Divisions, taking part in Battle of Łódź (1914), Gorlice-Tarnów Offensive, Spring Offensive, Second Battle of the Marne, Meuse-Argonne Offensive in WW1. Much toning/wear to front of strap, with all rank and numeral insignia firmly attached. Note heavy mothing to back of strap.
German WW1 Artillery Piece in Wooden Support A WW1 era postcard (not used), depicting a group of German Artillery Men around a gun on a wooden platform. I presume this is to add elevation and support when firing. A great image, but sadly slightly faded with Sun/age. No markings to back, but clean both sides.
German WW1 Bavarian Enlistedmans Belt Buckle A two piece, brass and Nickle Silver belt buckle to a soldier in the Imperial (Bavarian) German Army. Worn pre-WW1/WW1, the buckle is in OK condition. Looks to have spent some time buried in the ground, the brass is a dark/black tone with matching colour on the Nickle Silver center. To back, the metal which attached the prong back to the sides of the buckle has rusted, so prong bar comes away/is detached. Still a nice buckle, with no dents to center. Could be repaired and restored/polished.
German WW1 Bavarian Enlistedmans Belt Buckle - Steel A single piece, steel belt buckle to a Soldier in the Imperial German (Bavarian) Army. Dating from mid 1915, where they swapped from using brass and nickle Silver for buckles to Steel for War economy (Ersatz) purposes. Buckle is in good condition, with about 30% of original field blue/grey paint to front. Some surface rust to both front and back, but prongs, prong bar and D catch are all in great order to back. about 70% of paint to back.
German WW1 Black Wound Badge A WW1 German wound badge in Black. It was awarded for those wounded once or twice by hostile action (including air raids), or frostbitten in the line of duty. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to black finish on edges. Spot of rust to back (on inside of helmet). Hook, pin and hing all in good working order.
German WW1 Era 10th Foot (Heavy) Artillery Shoulder Strap Pair A WW1 set/pair of shoulder rank boards to a Hauptmann (Captain) in the 10th Foot (Heavy) Artillery Regiment. Black thread through the silver bullion, with yellow/gold backing material. Two gilt brass rank pips denoting rank of Hauptmann, with crossed cannon and the number "10". Overall condition is excellent, with just some black tone to silver bullion thread.
German WW1 Era 45th Infantry Regiment Officers Shoulder Strap A single shoulder strap to a Hauptmann (Captain) in the 45th (8th East Prussian) Infantry Regiment. Black thread through silver bullion, with white backing material. There are two gilt brass pips, denoting the rank of Hauptmann, with the number "45" to center. A paper clip which has a domed top is in the button hole (looks like a button). Good condition, but with some stains/grubbiness to white backing material edge. Tone also to silver bullion thread.
German WW1 Era Bavarian Officers Administration Shoulder Strap Pair A superb set of shoulder straps to a WW1 era Oberleutnant (Lieutenant) in the Bavarian Administration (Army) Service. Blue thread within the Silver bullion strap, with a Administration Badge in Gilt Brass and one Gilt pip for the rank of Oberleutnant. Both straps are backed by dark blue materiel which has faded to the edges. Note the repair to either rounded end, where the Officers collar has worn on the strap and caused him to repair with other blue material. Sewn on type with a button hole at one end. Overall good, but worn condition.
German WW1 Era DRK (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) Collar Tabs & Bed End. A par of white WW1 era DRK or Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross) collar tabs and a bed plate with a Red Cross emblem painted onto it. Both white and red tabs are made from a felt like material with hessian back. They have been stored with the bed plate, and have a slight rust color. Both have stitch holes to edges. There is a printed logo to back on both, which I cannot read. Moth nip to one, on edge. Bed plate is painted both sides in a field-grey color and has some slight surface rust to edges.
German WW1 Era Medical Hauptmann Shoulder Board Pair A WW1 pair of rank shoulder boards to a Hauptmann (Captain) in the German Army Medical Service. Black and white thread (for the Kingdom of Prussia) within the silver bullion, with dark blue backing material. Attached to the strap are two rank pips and Serpent & Staff, denoting Medical service. Overall condition is good, but dulling to gilt finish to strap attachments.
German WW1 Era Officers 22nd Foot (Heavy) Artllery Shoulder Strap A sew on type, single shoulder rank to a Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant). Black stranded silver bullion braid, with gilt brass crossed flaming cannon emblem and the number "22". Backing cloth is of yellow/gold coloured material for "Foot" Regiments. Overall condition is good to excellent, with signs of wear and also removal from a tunic.
German WW1 Era Pocket Song Book A WW1 era German song book entitled "Soldaten- und Vaterlandslieder" or "Soldiers and Homeland Songs". 66 pages in length (including index to back). Note condition from photo's. It is scuffed to front, with some wear to spine. Front cover is attached, but delicate. Someone has also written in pencil to front back cover. Tone spots throughout and dark tone to back cover. A interesting little piece.
German WW1 First Class Iron Cross - Double Screwback A stunning silver and iron cross in First Class to the Imperial German Army. Correctly 3 piece, with Silver backing plate, Iron center and Silver edge, the cross had light wear to front, with just some slight crazing (but no rust) to paint to center. To back, the cross is stamped "800" to center, and has two screw posts in a North/South config. Both screw plates are present and in good condition, but not the thread to the posts is a little worn (more so on the north post at the top than the bottom). A interesting configuration on a beautifully convex breast award.
German WW1 Full Length Photo in Unform - Artillery A superb full length postcard (postally used) of a Artillery man (postmark to back of card indicates Prussian Artillery and is dated the 12th March 1915) in field uniform, with rifle. Card has been trimmed to sides, to I presume fit a frame or album. To back is a hand-written message in German and also a small spot of paper, showing that the card has been glued at some stage to a album or backing.
German WW1 full size Medal Group - Court Mounted A group of 4 WW1 German medals which have been court mounted on a wide metal bar which has original ribbon folded and attached to front. The medals are (from front left to right): - WW1 Prussian Iron Cross, 2nd class. Correct three piece construction, with outer silver edge (back and front) surrounding a iron core (magnetic). Light wear to black enamel painted center. - WW1 Bremen Hanseatic Cross. Introduced by the three remaining Free Cities (Bremen, Hamburg and Lubeck) in 1915. This cross features the Silvered Key arms of Bremen at the centre. The reverse features the words "Fur Verdienst im Kriege", meaning "For Merit in War", with the date 1914. Its purpose was similar to that of the Prussian Iron Cross and was earned through merit and bravery in war. Please note condition of enamel to front, with two out of the four arms displaying large chips/damage. - WW1 German War Cross 1914-1918 - for service during WW1. Light wear to front high-points. Maker marked to "R.V.43, PFDRZHEIM" to back. - 12 Year Long Service Award or 'Treue Dienste bei der Fahne' (Loyal Service under the Colours) Medal. Light wear to both sides with some dulling to gilt finish. Bar with its hook, hing/pin are in good working order. Some discoloration/grubbiness to ribbon due to wear/age.
German WW1 Group Photo - Officers and Men A WW1 era, postcard photo of a group of Men, NCO's and Officers in a wooded area. Photo is in good condition, being poth clean to front and back. Card has not been used postally, and sadly there is no notation of who these chaps are. I nice clean shot of uniforms, Iron Cross ribbons and collar rank.
German WW1 Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 A single piece, German WW1 Honour Cross (often referred to has the Hindenburg Cross) awarded to Soldiers and next of Kin for their deeds/services in World War 1. Gilt finished medal on what appears to be replacement ribbon. Maker marked to "St. & L" (Steinhauer & L?ck or L?denscheid).
German WW1 Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 A single piece, German WW1 Honour Cross (often referred to has the Hindenburg Cross) awarded to Soldiers and next of Kin for their deeds/services in World War 1. Darkened gilt finished on medal is in OK condition, with some wear to tips of cross and swords. A length of original ribbon is attached which is slightly grubby, with two rusty pin holes to top. Maker marked to "O.13" to back.
German WW1 ID Tag to 65th Field Artillery Regiment. A Pre-WW1/WW1 ID tag to the German 65th Field Artillery Regiment. Note these early tags (unlike the 1916 pattern ones) do not have Soldiers name, only number. Metal disk is marked " 2.E.B" (2nd Ersatz Battalion), "124" (Soldiers number), "F.A.65". Two holes on either side to attach a neck cord. There are no further markings to back. Some pitting/corrosion to surface, otherwise sound.
German WW1 ID Tag to Erich Schulze Infantry Regt 610 A WW1 1916 pattern German ID tag to Erich Schulze from Sofienstrabe in Berlin's Lichtenberg District. It has stamped on the disk, his date of birth as 25/12/1899 and is regiment as "J.R. 610. 10.K. N.R.582". This is the top half of the disk with the two holes allowing the wearer to pass a cord through and wear around the neck. Usually the bottom half (with identical markings) was broken off if the solder died. I hope that Erich made it through and it was just souvenir by some NZ soldier (it came out of NZ).
German WW1 ID Tag to Martin Holzmann Infantry Regt 62 A alloy metal WW1 German ID disc to Martin Holzmann, who was born 4th Nov 1886. Disc indicates his address is Mannhiem, Lortzingstr. 15. Unit is Ers. Batl. I.R. 62. or Ersatz-Bataillon Inf.-Rgt. Nr.62 (3rd Upper Silesian). To back of disk is a update to his unit stating 1. Batl. 703 1. K.N.R 71. Disk is worn/polished slightly to both front and back, with some surface pitting.
German WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class Medal - Flat Type A flat type, three piece, Iron Cross in First Class grade. Silver surround, with a Iron (Magnetic) core and silver back. Hook, pin and catch are in good working order. Slight wear/crazing to paint surface. Maker marked to beside hook of "WS" (Wagner & Sohn, Berlin).
German WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class Medal - NZ Vet Souvenir A three piece, convex German 1st Class Iron Cross medal, awarded for bravery in action. This came out of New Zealand and has the soldier who souvenired it name scratched to back. It reads "J H Sawyer Thames". There seems to be just a singular chap who served with the New Zealand Forces in WW1 with the initials J H or James Harry Sawyer. Though it lists his enrollment address as Pateonga (which might be a miss-spell, there is a Patetonga - which is central North Island), his Sister lived in Thames (upper North Island) and he lists her as next of kin. His service number is 52471, and he left NZ on the 13th of Jan 1917 as part of the 29th Infantry Reinforcements and joined the 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment in France. He survived the war and returned to NZ in May 1919. Presumably bringing this cross as a souvenir. His service file is here: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20809823&digital=yes Iron cross is in OK condition. It has correct iron core surrounded by two piece's of silver (front and back). There is some surface bubbling to centre of iron, with wear to paint on crown and "W", and note that pin is missing. Hinge and hook are present and in good condition.
German WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class Medal - Screw Back A German convex WW1 Iron Cross 1st Class, with screw post and fitting. Three piece cross, silver backing, with iron core and silver edge. To back is a screw post and brass screw flange. No maker mark. Chip to paint on left arm of cross (when viewed from front) and wear to paint on high-points of crown. The thread on the screw post is good/excellent, but worn to the brass flange, which is loose and does not hold.
German WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal A three piece constructed 2nd Class Iron cross for Prussia and its states. Awarded for bravery in action during WW1. This medal has the correct magnetic core surrounded to both front and back in silver. It also has a original piece of ribbon. Maker stamped to ring (which I am unable to read). Cross is in dirty/unpolished condition and may clean if desired. Some surface rust to both front and back.
German WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal A three piece, Iron Cross 2nd Class awarded during WW1 to soldiers from the Kingdom of Prussian and its associated states for acts of Bravery while in the field. Cross is in good, uncleaned condition, which some dust/dirt to center. There is a small patch of rust to crown on front, while Silver edge is a dark tone. Original small piece of ribbon is attach. Note some damage/fraying to white threads. No makers mark that I can make out on suspension ring.
German WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal - K.O. Maker A three piece constructed 2nd Class Iron cross for Prussia and its states. Awarded for bravery in action during WW1. This medal has the correct magnetic core surrounded to both front and back in silver. Maker stamped very clearly to ring of "KO". Cross is in dirty/unpolished condition and may clean if desired. A small spot of rust to one arm (on front), and I believe it has a small length of replacement ribbon (grubby) which has been mounted in the past for display/on a card.
German WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal. A three piece constructed 2nd Class Iron cross for Prussia and its states. Awarded for bravery in action during WW1. This medal has the correct magnetic core surrounded to both front and back in silver. It also has a original piece of ribbon. Maker stamped to ring of "KO" (I think.... I have struggled to see it with my magnifying glass... but there is a makers mark). Cross is in dirty/unpolished condition and may clean if desired. Spot of rust to front within the crown (above FW).
German WW1 Kratzchen/Pork Pie - 59th (Berg) Field Artillery A WW1 Imperial German Kratzchen or Pork Pie field cap to the 59th (Berg) Field Artillery. Correct field-grey top and sides, piped in Red to top and either side of black band, the hat has two replacement cockades to front (not by me, bought as). Inside is a size stamp of "57", and a faint makers stamp. Below this, is a "B.A. VIII, 1915" for Army Group stores 8 (which the 59th were part of). A further stamp of "F.A.R 59" (Field Artillery Regiment 59) and "1915" are below. A small hole or moth nip to top, with much moth grazing overall (on field-grey), cap is grubby/worn inside to liner, but stitching is firm. A nice unit marked cap.
German WW1 Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) 44th Officers Shoulder Straps - Pair A pair of WW1 era German shoulder straps to a Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) in the 44th Infantry Regiment (note the white backing for Infantry). These are loop in type (opposed to sew-in) and come the numerals "44" and a Grenade attached, which are subdued with a grey-green finish. The two buttons also have a similar finish and are held to the strap by paper-clips (for display purposes). Overall good condition for age, but please note some oxidation to silver braid thread. One or two moth nips to white backing material.
German WW1 Major 9th Field Artillery Shoulder Rank Pair A matching pair of shoulder rank tabs to a Major in the 9th (Schleswig) Field Artillery "General Field Marshal Graf Waldersee" Regiment. Black and white thread through the silver bullion on a red material backing. Attached are a gilt brass "9" and a flaming grenade. Both straps show signs of wear/removal from a uniform.
German WW1 Major Infantry Officer Shoulder Boards - Pair A pair of Prussian WW1 Officer shoulder boards with the rank of Major. These are to Infantry (White backing/piping) and are in great condition. Probably never issued/worn. They are of the slip-on type, with material loop to back. No mothing, but there is grubbiness to white material and slight toning to silver bullion thread.
German WW1 Major Trench Mortar Officers Shoulder Boards - Pair A superb set/pair of Officers Shoulder boards to that of a Bavarian Major (blue and white fleck) with the colours of Trench Mortar units (Red on Black). Both boards are in good condition, with just some wear to tress edge on one board. These are the slip-on type, and both have their cloth loop, firm to back. No mothing.
German WW1 Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin) A WW1 gilt metal cross to the Imperial German State of Mecklenburg-Schwerin for Military Merit. This is dated 1914 to front, but the cross itself was instituted on the 5th of Aug 1848 by Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. It has similar award status as that of a Prussian Iron Cross. Some wear to gilt finish overall, the cross is in good condition. Missing its ribbon.
German WW1 Model 1917 Gas Mask and Canister Extra photo's for the above item.
German WW1 Model 1917 Gas Mask and Canister A superb, complete WW1 Model 1917 Gas Mask and Canister. Issued during WW1, the mask comes complete with cloth strap marked "B.A. V, 1918", with leather/metal fittings. The canister has a mixture of black enamel and field green paint. To top of lid is the owners name and unit in black paint to "834 Gefr. Schulz, 1.Sprtt". The mask is complete, with all straps and string. Leather is supple and there is no damage to lenses. In the top, inside of the lid, are three spare lenses/covers in their original packaging. A superb item. Please see photo's for a better description and note wear to paint and surface rust. Please contact me for postage options. Item weighs 1.310 kg (without box/postage protection) so I can quote a postage cost to your specific country.
German WW1 NCO Prussian Reservists Peaked Cap A superb, WW1, field Grey and piped with Red (for infantry) peaked hat for a NCO in the Prussian Reservists. Multi piece Imperial German Cockade to top, with Black/Silver metal multi piece Prussian Cockade to middle. The cap comes complete with original, thin leather chin-strap, which is in good, but slightly stiff condition. Note the visor of the cap appears to have been re-shellacked at some stage in the past. Hat top is not stiffened, so hangs somewhat without a head inside. A grey liner is in clean condition, with original sweatband, but note that it has been re-affixed at some stage, all the way round, except by the visor. There is also a small hole to top material.
German WW1 Oberleutnant (Lieutenant) 129th Officers Shoulder Straps - Pair A matching pair to a WW1 German Officer (Oberleutnant (Lieutenant)) of the 129th Regiment. Yellow backing signifying either regimental colours or Foot Artillery, the straps are in good, but worn condition. Some dulling to gilt finish on pips and numbers. Dark tone to silver bullion thread. These type are sew-in, and there is some discoloration to where they were sew into the shoulder seams of the tunic. Fading of colour to backing cloths, with some moth nips/holes. Both straps come with a button.
German WW1 Officer Shoulder Board- 7th (Magdeburg) Cuirassiers “von Seydlitz A single Officer shoulder board to the Imperial German (Prussian) 7th (Magdeburg) Cuirassiers “von Seydlitz, Shoulder board is a sew-in type, with some tone to silver braid, with a gilt metal "7" to center. Yellow colour cloth to back, with white behind. Board is in good, but grubby condition to material.
German WW1 Officers Shoulder Strap A single shoulder strap to a 2nd Lieutenant (Leutnant) in either the Ordnance Corps or General Staff. Could also be Field Artillery, but should also have a flaming grenade attachment. Black thread through a silver bullion, with the number "12" attached and a red backing material. Overall condition OK, with some mothing to back. Included is a brass button and pin.
German WW1 Oldenburg State Cockade for Cap A small metal State cockade badge for the Imperial German Principality of Oldenburg. It has the colors of Blue/Red/Blue. Some damage to paint to front, with a small amount of white oxidation to edges of red. Two flat prongs are present/firm to back.
German WW1 Photo - Telegraph Trooper A superb, original studio photo of a WW1 German soldier in Field Gray Dress uniform (?), resplendent with piece of Iron Cross ribbon to left breast and wearing a Telegraph Trooper belt buckle. Hard to tell if its steel or Nickle Silver/Brass, but note the elongated shape and the two tabs at either end to allow to connect to a reel of wire. A rarer image. Sadly not named (there is a photo number in pencil to back), but with a Dusseldorf Photographer. Slight scuffing to image, with backing card creased and torn slightly at top. There is also some tone spots to margins of card.
German WW1 Pickelhaube Cloth Cover - Winter White A scarce WW1 German cloth Pickelhaube cover in White, for snow conditions/camouflage. Earlier type, with separate spike cover held on by 5 ribbon straps which also allows ventilation back into the top of the helmet. It had two stiff flaps which would clip under the bottom edge of the helmet and hold the cover down. A small hole (burn?) on one side, the cover is slightly grubby and is also covered in traces of black Shellac which has rubbed from the Pickelhaube it once covered. Not unit marked. A rare item.
German WW1 Pork Pie Hat/Kratzchen - Artillery/Pioneer/Transportation A WW1 dated Imperial German enlisted mans Kratzchen or Pork Pie in the colours of either Artillery, Pioneer or Transportation (which included Flying Corp, Railway, Telegraph and Airship). Light field grey, with red top piping, grey, then red piping on either side of a black band. Original Imperial cockade, with small piece of red felt to back, between it and the body of the hat. The bottom, Prussian Cockade is a original, but period re-attached and therefore missing its piece of backing felt. To inside is a black ink stamp with "K.B.A.G." (Kriegs-Beckleidungs-Amt-Garde), and the date "1915". In a very faint purple ink stamp is a makers of "Hermann Durm" (last three letters are very hard to see), next line is possible "Military Fabricator", but in German and again hard to make out, and then "19 Nov 15.". There is also a faint size stamp, but I can't make it out. Overall condition is good to excellent. Just a slight piece of stitching coming away between the top red piping and middle grey (on the left side when worn). Some slight surface moth gazing, and a nip to the red piping, but otherwise no major holes. Hat is grubby inside to sweatband and inside top, and consistent with wear/use. A great hat!!!
German WW1 Postcard - 2 Soldiers Enjoying a Drink A superb, original non-postally used Photo postcard of 2 German Soldiers, behind the lines, enjoying a glass of wine. Both men wear full field-grey uniform. It is interesting to note on the soldier sitting on the right, that his regimental shoulder numbers have been covered with s slip-on cloth cover. No message or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - 307th Pioneer Company 1916 A original non-postally used superb Photo postcard of the German 307th Pioneer Company, showing NCO's and men in full field gear, including rifles and steel helmets. Men have their Great Coats wrapped around their shoulders, with belt, buckle and ammo pouches. Image is quiet dark, but I think its the way its taken, i.e. the Sun is low, and up in the left corner, and the men are in fact standing behind a building. To side and back of card, written in purple pencil is a message from Underofficer Otto Still(?). He notes to front that the photo is taken in the West (France/Belgium?). A faint pencil date of June 1916 to back, top. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - 6 Soldiers A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of German Soldiers in field-grey uniform and caps. No message or date to back. Note one edge has been cut slightly.. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Company of Soldiers A superb, original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a company of German Soldiers, in front of a house, with locals in the background (lady and child can be seen to the left). All resplendent with rifles, belts, Ammo pouches etc, in field-grey uniforms. To back in pencil is a date of the 19th March to 27th of June 1915 (billeted there, behind the lines) and the name Diedenhofen (North-East France, now called Thionville). There is also a name to bottom. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Group in the Snow A original, non-postally used, Photo postcard of a group of German soldiers (and maybe official, note the darker uniformed figure to center, who is also wearing a armband). All resplendent with peaked caps and great coats. It looks cold! Sadly no date or detail to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Group of NCO's, Men and a Sailor A original postally used (Army Fieldpost) Photo postcard of German NCO's, men and a Sailor. All men in field-grey and some pre-WW1 colour uniform items. In black ink to back is a message to a Gefreiter in the 2nd Landsturm (?), Pioneer Company, 3rd Army Group in the East (Russian Front). Nicely dated 26th Feb 1916, and postmarked 27th Feb 1916 in Woltersdorf. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Group of Officers, NCO's and Men A original non-postally used Photo postcard of German Officers, NCO's and men outside in field-grey uniform with mascot (Dog). Good uniform detail, but no message or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Group opf Soldiers in a Forest A superb original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of German Soldiers in field-grey uniform, standing and sitting, with pipes and one with a bayonet. Note some also have the Iron Cross (2nd Class) ribbon through their button-hole of their tunics. To back is the details of the postcard producer. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Group Photo - Cadets(?) A superb, original, postally used Photo postcard of a company of Cadets in full dress uniform and peaked caps. To back is a pencil written message (slightly blurred) with a Berlin stamp/frank for the 1st Jan 1916. Card is addressed to a soldier in the 2nd Ersatz Battalion, Infantry Regiment 176. Card has "Feldpost" written to top, and on one side are the details of the Berlin Photographer. Note condition of card, with some scuffs and rounding of corners. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - NCO's + 2 OR - 1916 A original non-postally used Photo postcard of three WW1 German soldiers sitting on a hand-made bench. Great detail of uniforms, pipes and maybe stresses of war. Hand-written message to back of card with a 1916 date. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - NCO's and Men - Oct 1916 A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of NCO's and men in parade uniform. Some with pipes and the chap sitting in the front row, right, has a sword. Note some also have the Iron Cross (2nd Class) ribbon through their button-hole of their tunics. To back in pencil is a date of the 5th of Oct 1916. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldier on a Road A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a young soldier in field-grey uniform, boots and a belt, on a road somewhere. Note condition of card, with a fold/crease down the center. It has also been pinned up, with holes in one end, in the corners. There is also a number of finger-prints to center edge. Persons name is to the back, in pencil. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldier Under Tree A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a German Soldier, in field-grey uniform and with a peaked cap. Looks to be winter, with snow on the ground and lack of leaves on the tree's in the background. No message or date to back. Note creases to corners, and a little grubby/scuffed. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldier with Stick A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a soldier in field-grey uniform, hat, belt and bayonet. Has a small ribbon bar attached to his tunic, and appears to be in a garden. Sadly no detail/date to back other than a Postcard makers details. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldiers Beside Light Rail Tracks A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of German soldiers in field-grey uniforms, standing on and in-between Rail tracks for a light railway (used extensively in WW1 by both sides to bring supplies up to the front lines). Great detail, but note image is slightly yellow. No details to back, but someone has painted out words and there is a red pen mark. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldiers in a Trench A really wonderful, original, non-postally used Photo postcard of young (some looking very young) soldiers in a sandbagged trench. All are in field-grey uniforms. The chap, sitting, facing us, has a small kitten in his lap. No message or date to back, and note large crease to top left corner. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldiers in Work Fatigues A original, non-postally used, dark Photo postcard of a group of German soldiers in work Fatigues (note buttons to front), standing/sitting by a building, maybe barracks (there is a number to top, on a white sign). All with field-grey caps. Slight rounding of corners and sadly no date or detail to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - Soldiers Sitting/Lying in a Field - July 1915 A original, postally used (Army Fieldpost) Photo postcard of 4 German soldiers lying/sitting in grass. All are wearing field-grey tunics, but note trousers are White/a light colour. One is also wearing a long bayonet. Message to back, and postally dated/franked to 14th of July 1915, sent from Mannheim. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard - The Four Funnies A original, non-postally used Photo postcard of 4 German soldiers. Has a message written to front of "Die Vier Lustigen M.W. von Markendorf" (The Four Funny M.W. von Markendorf). Great image of field-grey uniforms, with peaked caps and "porkpies". Note three have been awarded Iron Crosses (a piece of ribbon is in their tunic button-holes). Sadly no message or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard Group of Reservists - 1914 A original non-postally used Photo postcard of German Reservists (Landsturm) from Kollinghasen. All have a mixture of uniform, with pre-war "colours" trousers and hats, and field-grey Tunic's. A few are enjoying their pipes (note the smoke at the back). No message or date to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Postcard Soldiers Enjoying a Drink and Smoke A stunning, original, non-postally used Photo postcard of a group of NCO's and men in field-grey uniforms, enjoying a smoke and glass of wine. Note the gas mask containers around some of their necks, and one is in full kit, with helmet, rifle and pack. Great detail, but note image is slightly yellow and faded. No details to back. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of the card. You will receive the original card without the URL to front.
German WW1 Prussian Brass/Nickle Silver Belt Buckle A nice, two piece, nickle silver and brass belt buckle to a enlistedman in the Imperial German (Prussian) Army, dating from pre-WW1/early WW1. This is a integrated catch type to back, so more likely private purchase for walkout/parade dress. Light wear to front, with clip, prong bar and prongs in good working order. No maker mark.
German WW1 Prussian Brass/Nickle Silver Belt Buckle A superb Pre-WW1/WW1 brass and nickle silver belt buckle to the Imperial German (Prussian) Army. Light wear, with some minor dents to front of roundal. D catch, prong and prong bar all in good working order. No maker mark to back.
German WW1 Prussian Brass/Nickle Silver Belt Buckle A WW1 2 piece, heavy type construction belt buckle to a enlistedman in the Imperial German (Prussian) Army. Nickle Silver center, with Brass backing, the buckle is in good, but toned condition, with some patina overall. To back, single piece prong bar and prongs, with D catch are in good working order. No maker mark.
German WW1 Prussian EM's Brass/Nickle Silver Belt Buckle - Ground Dug A two piece, WW1 Imperial German (Prussian) enlistedman's belt buckle, made from brass and Nickle Silver (?). Clearly spent time in the ground, with a brown, oxidised tone overall. Note it has also been squashed to one side, and has the prong bar missing to back.
German WW1 Prussian EM's Steel Belt Buckle A post 1915 Ersatz (Economy) 1 piece, painted steel belt buckle to a Enlistedman in the Prussian Army. Imperial Crown to center, with "Gott Mit Uns" to border around crown. 20% of Field gray/green paint remaining to front, and about 60% to back. Prongs, prong bar and D clip are all in good original condition. Note some slight surface rust/pitting to front.
German WW1 Prussian Kratzchen/Pork Pie - 3rd Army Corps A early to pre-WW1 Imperial German Prussian Infantry Kratzchen or Pork Pie to a enlsitedman of the 3rd Army Corps. Fine field-grey material piped in the red of Infantry with a red band to sides. Cotton lining material which has yellowed/become grubby with age and wear, with the large ink stamp marks of "111. A. K" for the 3rd Army Korps/Corps. Sadly I don't know what "J.W" and the "P" stand for, but there is a small ink stamp of "56" for size. Lining to bottom edge is coming slightly undone, but could be repaired if desired. To front are the Imperial German cockade of Red/White/Black and the Prussian cockade of Black/White/Black. Both have their small piece of coloured felt to center back. Some moth grazing to top, otherwise not holes. Cap retains good colour. Please note display head is not part of the sale.
German WW1 Prussian Merit Cross for War Aid Medal A WW1 German Prussian State Merit Cross for War Aid or Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe. It was instituted on the 5th of December 1916 for patriotic war aid service, without regard to status or rank. Medal is in good condition, made from a alloy, with just light wear to points on cross. Comes with a original length of ribbon. No maker mark that I can see.
German WW1 Prussian NCO's Rank Collar Button A darkened brass button, worn on the collar of WW1 German tunic's to signify a NCO. They would have been worn in a pair, but sadly I just have one. Slight wear/polishing to front, with shank/loop firm and original to back. Maker marked to "A & S, Ludenscheid".
German WW1 Prussian Steel Belt Buckle A steel Ersatz 45mm wide WW1 Belt Buckle to the Kingdom of Prussia. Roundel depicts a Prussian crown with the words "Gott Mitt Uns" (Good With Us), and a laurel wreath below. D catch and prong bar with prongs are correct and in good working order. Note the flaring at the catch end of the buckle, as if its been forced onto a 50mm catch. Condition OK, with much surface rust and some pitting.
German WW1 Prussian Steel Belt Buckle A all steel Ersatz 45 mm WW1 Prussian Belt Buckle. Crown to center with the motto "Gott Mit Uns" with a Laurel Wreath below. 30% of field grey paint remains to front, while D catch and prong bar are firm to back. Note the prongs to the bar are bent outwards. Some light surface rust and pitting to both back and front.
German WW1 Prussian Steel Belt Buckle with Tab - Dated 1916 A superb WW1 Imperial German (Prussian) Enlistedman's belt buckle in Steel (Ersatz) with leather tab. Buckle is in good condition, with about 80% of field grey/green paint remaining to front. Much of this has turned a brown colour due to surface rust, but may clean back if desired. To back is about the same amount of paint, with prongs, prong bar and D catch all in good working order. Attached to the prong bar is a leather tab, in good supple condition. It is clearly stamped "Hermann Freimann, 1916, Nurnberg"
German WW1 Prussian Telegraph Troopers Belt Buckle A all steel WW1 issued Prussian Telegraph Troopers belt buckle. This was designed to allow for the attachment of a spool holder, via the two slots (located at either end of the front of the buckle) which would hold a length of telephone wire and allow for quick deployment/set-up in the field. Overall the buckle is in good condition with little to no original finish to steel. There are some surface pitting to front, and one end of the buckle is a little bent. D catch and prong/prong bar are in good working condition. Could do with a clean, especially to back which is dirty/dusty, but found/bought as is.
German WW1 S.M.S Moewe Cap Tally Band A very rare ww1 German black silk and gold bullion thread tally band to the merchant raider S.M.S Moewe, which was a rather successful Imperial German Naval ship, operating against Allied blockades and sinking several ships during the two raids it made during the First World War. She was built in 1914 and entered German Naval service in November 1915. On 29th Dec 1915, she slipped out of Wilhelmshaven, and was able to lay mines near Scapa Flow (home of the British Fleet), the next day the Pre-Dreadnought Battleship King Edward VII struck one of these mines, and later sank. She then laid mines off the French coast (causing the sinking of a further two vessels), and moved down into the Atlantic where she operated between Spain and the Canary Islands and then later, off the coast of Brazil. In the 3 months she operated there, she caught 15 ships, all but two were sunk, with these being sent as prizes to port. She returned a hero's welcome to Germany after again running the blockade. In the summer of 1916, she was briefly re-named SMS Vineta, and was deployed off the coast of Norway, but had little luck, and only sunk one ship. As the Moewe again, she went on a second raid into the Atlantic in Novemeber 1916, and again had overwhelming success, sinking or capturing 25 Allied ships in just 4 months. Most notably Canadian Pacific Steamship SS Mount Temple (which had amongst other things horses - 700) and the SS Georgic (which had a further 1200 horses, destined for the Western Front). On the 10th of March, 1917, she was damaged in action against a armed New Zealand Merchant ship, where 5 crew were killed, and a further 10 injured. This forced her home, where again she ran the blockade successfully and returned home on the 22nd of March 1917. Now deemed too valuable to be captured, she became a submarine tender in the Baltic and then a the auxiliary minelayer, SMS Ostsee in 1918. As part of The Treaty of Versailles, the British took her, and she was used as a freighter called Greenbrier by Elders and Fyffes. In 1933, she was sold back to a Germany shipping firm. During the second World War, she acted as a freighter between Germany and occupied Norway, and then on the 7th of April, 1945, she was sunk by British Bristol Beaufighters of Coastal Command on anti-shipping missions, while she sheltered off the coast of Norway. Band is OK, but worn condition. Gold bullion thread has dulled with age, and there is some wear/fraying to bottom edge. One end of the band may have also been chopped. Band is not tied with a bow.
German WW1 Silver Bravery Award to Kingdom of Wurttemberg A silver bravery (Tapferkeit) and loyalty medal to the Kingdom of Wurttemberg. One side depicts King Wilhelm II of Wurttemberg, while the other has the words "Fur Tapferkeit Une Treue". Light wear to both sides with original, but slightly grubby, length of ribbon.
German WW1 Studio Portrait of Soldier in Full Field Uniform A superb, early WW1 full length portrait of a German Soldier in field inform, with rifle, belt, ammo pouches, pack and shovel. He is also wearing a Pickelhaube with field grey cover, which were fazed out during 1916 in favor of the Steel Helmet, so dates this photo to just before this time. Nicely marked to "Wilh. Janson, Coln A/Rhein, Weidenbach (a municipality in Bavaria). I can't make out his belt buckle center, so can not confirm if he is Bavarian. Photo is in good condition, with just a few stains and scrapes to cardboard frame.
German WW1 White Winter Cover For Kratzchen/Pork Pie Hat A hard to get cover for the WW1 German Krätzchen or Pork Pie hat as it was commonly called by Allied Troops. A multi-piece white cotton material which has a Imperial cockade (and piece of red felt backing), it fitted over the top of the Enlistedmans cap. For use in winter or snow conditions where a Field-Grey cap would stand out in the trenches. Some rust stains around the cockade, and also on to places on the side of the cover. Some small dot marks and water stains to top. Very faintly marked to BAX XXIV and a date of 1917. Not often seen. Please note that hat and stand are not part of the sale, but for display purposes only.
German WW1 Wound Badge in Black A die stamped steel and black painted wound badge in Black (3rd Class), awarded for those wounded once or twice by hostile action (including air raids). Much of the black finish has worn to front, with some light surface rust to back. Both pin, hinge and hook are in good working order.
German WW1 Wound Badge in Black - Miniature Tie/Lapel Pin A miniature WW1 German Wound badge in Black (cut-out/void version) on a tie or lapel pin. Some wear/paint chips to finish otherwise sound.
German WW1 Wurttemberg Enlistedmans Belt Buckle A two piece, brass with nickle Silver center belt buckle to a Imperial German (Wurttemberg) Army enlistedman. Buckle is in OK condition to front, with polishing (to the point where there are holes) and dents to center and toning to brass surround. Note this is the "with laurels" type around the Crown, and between the stag and lion. To back, prong bar, prongs and D catch are in good condition. No maker mark.
German WW1/pre-WW1 Prussian Private Purchase/Walk Out Dress Buckle A harder to find, bi-metal belt buckle to a Enlistedman in the Imperial German (Prussian) Army. This is a private purchase buckle, to be worn on parade/walk out uniform which uses a "friction" bar to back to hold the belt together. Never intended to be able to support full field gear, it would have sat on a glossy black shellacked belt, with one end attached to two brass tangs (which sadly have broken off) at the back of one end of the buckle. Still a hard one to find. Note the different styled Prussian crown to center, with larger arches. Buckle is in good, uncleaned/polished condition, with some tone spots and just minor dents to Nickle Silver center. No maker mark.
Germany Pre-WW1 Reserve Officers Peaked Cap for 14th Hussars A superbly made Officers cap to a Pre-WW1 reservist (note the cross in the center of the Prussian State Cockade) to a member of Husaren-Regt. Nr14 - Landgraf Friedrich III von Hessen-Homburg (2.Kurhessisches). The regiment was based pre-war in Cassel, and was part of XI Armee Korps. The hat is in great condition, with much brilliant colour still remaining. One or two light moth grazing patches to top (but no holes), and on blue sides too. There are no moth nips to piping, and just slight tarnishing to silver coloured frosting on Cockades. It had a three piece, Imperial German cockade to top, with red felt to center, and then a three piece Prussian state cockade, with reservists cross to center. Inside the sweatband is complete, with a stunning makers mark of "Christian Zerweck, Schillezplats, Mainz", printed in silver on a gold coloured liner. Just some slight discolouration to center (due to wear and the chaps head touching the material). Back of hat ring is pushed in slightly, and probably caused by hat not being displayed on a head/hat stand. A nice hat.
India Indian Medical Service Shoulder Title A single piece, large shoulder title (?) to the Indian Medical Service. Light wear to front, with a dark tone overall. Both blade type fasteners are firm to back.
Indian 27th Lancers Tunic Button A large, gilt brass tunic button to the Indian 27th Lancers. Light wear to finish to front, with loop firm/in good condition to back. Maker marked to "Gaunt London".
Indian Corps of Clerks Shoulder Title A single piece, cast brass shoulder title to the Indian Army Corps of Clerks. Dull polished tone to front, with two cast lugs to back.
Indian Medical Service Shoulder Title A cast, single piece, brass shoulder title to the Indian Medical Service (I.M.S). Polished tone to front, with two brass wire looped lugs firm to back.
Italy Postcard Bersagliere - Marksman A postally used, hand coloured, pre-WW1 postcard of a Italian Bersagliere (marksman in English), with distinctive wide brim hat, rifle, bayonet and pack. This unit originated in Sardinia, and were established in 1836, as a highly mobile Infantry Regiment. They continued this role during WW1 and fought with distinction on the Italian front, against Austria/Germany as part of the Royal Italian Army. Card is in good/ok condition, with some creasing to middle and edges. Corners are also a little rounded. Stamp has been removed at some stage in the past, and remnants can still be seen to front. A hand-written message to back, in black ink is dated 9th of April 1914. Please note, I have added my URL to the scanned image of this card. You will receive the clean/original card without www.jsmilitaria.com to front.
Italy WW2 Rank Star, Collar Badge and Button Three WW2 Italian items consisting of a pressed metal rank star, which is silver plated, and which some of the finish is now worn. Comes with original screw nut to back. A collar badge in a alloy white metal, with screw bolt to back, but missing fastening nut. A gilt brass button, now dull with age and a little polished to front. The button is marked to back "Corinaldi & Rizzi S.A, Milano". It has its brass shank to back in good condition.
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) Shoulder Title A single, brass shoulder title to the British Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) Regiment. Good polished condition to front, with two hex type lugs, firm and original to back.
Malta Kings Own Malta Regiment Shoulder Title A small, gilt brass shoulder title to the Kings Own Malta Regiment (KOMR). Light polished wear to front edges, with some toned gilt remaining. Two flat, brass, hex type lugs firm to back.
Natal Carbineers Shoulder Title Pair A pair of matching white metal shoulder titles to the Natal Carbineers. Light wear/polishing to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand (Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast) Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of opposing gilt fired collars to the New Zealand 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast) Regiment, with Queens Crown. Worn from post 1952 until 1964, when the regiment amalgamated with the Canterbury Regiment to form the 2nd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Light wear to front of badges (please note that the black in the photo on the badges is the reflection of me), with two copper looped lugs original and firm to back. Impressed on both, is the maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand 10th (North Otago) Infantry Regiment Cap/Collar Badge A single piece, brass cap or collar badge (they wore the same badge on either collar and on the Cap) to the 10th (North Otago) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Dark tone and much polish wear to front high-points, especially the Southern Cross stars to center of shield. Two short copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles Cap/Collar Badge A bi-metal cap/collar badge to the 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles. This is the small Boers head type and worn as both a cap and a collar. Much of the gilt has gone to center and top brass, which now has a dark tone. Two copper D shaped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles Collar A bi-metal collar badge to the 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles. This is of the small Boer's head type. Light wear overall to front, but finish is of a dull tone. Two copper D shaped looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles Collar Badge A bi-metal collar badge to the New Zealand 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles. Light wear to front, with much of the gilt finish now worn from brass title and Boers head. Two copper wire lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 11th (Taranaki) Infantry Regiment Cap/Collar Badge - Sweethearts A gilt and silver washed, brass cap/collar badge to the 11th (Taranaki) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Badge has been converted into a sweethearts badge, with the removal of the lugs to back and addition of a broach fitting. Hinge and pin are present, with pin missing. Maker marked to "J R Gaunt London" to back. Light wear to gilt finish to high-points to front.
New Zealand 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment. Worn/formed in 1923 from the amalgamation of the two regiments, this is a die-stamped, Kings crown version, depicts a Stag to center with the moto "Kia Pono Tonu" (Ever Faithful). Some polished wear to front and two large brass looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Kings Crown A gilt fired brass cap badge to the 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment. Formed in 1923, and worn up to 1953. The badge depicts a Stag to center with the motto "Kia Pono Tonu" (Ever Faithful). Light wear to front finish, with two long looped lugs. No maker mark.
New Zealand 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt fired brass cap badge to the 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment. Post 1953, it was worn up to 1964, when it amalgamated with the Canterbury Regiment to form the 2nd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Badge depicts a Stag to center with the motto "Kia Pono Tonu" (Ever Faithful). Light wear to front finish, with two long looped lugs and the impressed maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London"
New Zealand 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Kings Crown A single, gilt fired, brass collar badge to the New Zealand 12th & 13th (Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast) Infantry Regiment. This is the right collar (when worn) and just slightly easier to get than the left. A superb badge, with just some tone/wear to gilt finish on the stags body (center). To back are two D shaped copper looped lugs, firm and original, but note, slightly bent out of shape. No maker mark. Formed in 1923, and worn up to 1953.
New Zealand 12th (Nelson & Marlborough) Infantry Regt Collar A hard to get WW1 era collar badge to the 12th (Nelson & Marlborough) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Decimated by the battles of 1917, the 12th (Nelson) was forced to amalgamate with parts of the 13th to boost its numbers, hence the change in title on the badge. This went further in 1923 with a full amalgamation to form the 12th/13th (and a new badge). Darkened brass, with light wear to front. Two D shaped lugs, firm to back. Maker plaque to "J R Gaunt London".
New Zealand 12th (Nelson) Infantry Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the 12th (Nelson) Infantry Regiment. Worn from 1911 to 1917 when the regiment amalgamated and the badge changed. Light wear to front, with two copper looped lugs to back. Note both lugs have been squeezed shut, to form points. There is a gap for a pin to fit.
New Zealand 14th (South Otago) Infantry Regiment Collar - Pair A pair of brass collar badges to the WW1 14th (South Otago) Infantry Regiment. Not quiet a matching pair in terms of finish and types/shape of lugs, but close. One collar seems to have more gilt finish, while the other is dull and has black tone spots to front. Both have good detail to front. All lugs are original and firm to back.
New Zealand 15th (North Auckland) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge Pair A matching pair of gilt brass collar badges to the 15th (North Auckland) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Wear to front, with much of the gilt finish gone, both badges have 2 copper D shaped lugs firm to back. Both have a makers plaque of "J R Gaunt London".
New Zealand 15th (North Auckland) Infantry Regt Collar - Pair A pair of brass collar badges to the 15th (North Auckland) Infatry Regiment. They are matching in terms of manufacture, but not in finish. One is in gilt brass, while the other has been darkened and has remnants of polish to bot front and back. Both have two copper looped lugs firm to back and a makers plaque to "J R Gaunt London".
New Zealand 15th (Northland) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand 15th (Northland) Infantry Regiment. This has a Queens Crown (so post 1953), it was formally the North Auckland Regiment, but got renamed in 1951 to the Northland Regiment. It then became the 3rd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment in 1964. Badge is in great condition, with light wear and some gilt finish still to front of badge. Two pressed type, looped lugs are firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand 15th (Northland) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt fired cap badge to the New Zealand 15th (Northland) Infantry Regiment. Formally the North Auckland Regiment (renamed the Northland on the 17th Aug 1951), Cap badge was worn up to 1964, when they then became the 3rd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Some light wear/toning to front high-points, the badge retains much of its original colour. To back are two long, original copper looped lugs and the impressed maker mark for "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand 15th (Northland) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Queens Crown Pair Two superb, single piece, gilt fired collar badges to the New Zealand 15th (Northland) Infantry Regiment. Formally the North Auckland Regiment (renamed the Northland on the 17th Aug 1951), the collars were worn up to 1964, when they then became the 3rd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Some light wear/toning to front high-points, both badges retain much of their original colour. To back are two D shaped, original copper looped lugs and the impressed maker mark for "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment. Badge was worn from 1911 to 1952. Some dark toning to one side on front, while some of the gilt remains. To back are two long copper looped wire lugs.
New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment (Kings Crown). Some wear to gilt finish to front, due to polishing and age. Two copper wire lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass, single piece cap badge to the New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment. Some light wear to highpoints of badge to front, with gilt finish now dull to front. To back there is much traces of old polish (which should clean if desired) and two, long copper wire looped lugs. More a WW2 version of the badge than the first World War, based on the wire lugs.
New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment Cap/Sweethearts Badge A full size cap or sweethearts badge to the New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment. Chromed, with both lugs removed, a safety pin has been attached/soldered to back. This works fine/perfectly.
New Zealand 1950's/60's Royal New Zealand Air Force Shoulder Titles A matching pair (to front and wear) of shoulder titles to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Worn after WW2, both sleeve patches are in good, but used condition. Matching to front, but note the backing cloth differences to back (one white, one black). Much evidence of removal from a tunic/uniform, with lots of old threads to edges. A nice opposing pair.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) Mounted Rifles Association Pin A scarce, single piece, association pin to New Zealand's 1st (CYC - Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) Mounted Rifles. Pin is in the shape of a collar badge, with light wear to gilt finish to front. Long pin to back is firm and original. No maker mark.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) NZMR Cap Badge - Unfinished A die struck, piece of brass with a front and back image of the New Zealand 1st (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) Mounted Rifles Regiment. A full size, incomplete cap badge, with the type where the "Y" is joined together to center. Light wear and polishing overall, with the brass a no dull tone. a interesting item.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Cap Badge - Gilt Kings Crown A superb, gilt and frosted Silver (marked "S" to back for Silver) cap badge to the New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with just some surface scratches just to the right of the Crane to center. Both long, looped lugs to back are firm and original. No maker mark.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Collar Badge Pair A matching pair of bi-metal collar badges to the 1st (Canterbury) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. White metal herons, with a gilt brass banner and the words "1st Canterbury Regt", then beneath in white metal is the motto "Ake Ake Kia Kaha" (Forever Be Strong). Little wear to front, but one has a tone spot to gilt brass. Both D shaped lugs are firm to back on both badges.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 1st (Canterbury) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. A Pre-WW1/WW1 era cap badge, with white metal Heron to center on a gilt brass oval shield surrounded by the banner "1st Regiment New Zealand Infantry", with a middle banner of "Ake Ake Kia Kaha" (Forever be strong), and bottom banner of "Canterbury". To back are two looped copper lugs, the maker plaque "J R Gaunt London" (to back of crown) and the top of a hook, which has been snapped off (the hook was used on the slouched hat, to keep one side up). Wear to center and front, with much of the gilt finish now gone.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A bi-metal, brass and white metal cap badge to the 1st (Canterbury) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. With white metal Heron to center on a gilt brass oval shield surrounded by the banner "1st Regiment New Zealand Infantry", it has a middle banner of "Ake Ake Kia Kaha" (Forever be strong), and bottom banner of "Canterbury". To back, slider has been removed in the past, and a broach assemble attached. Hinge, hook and pin are all in good working order. Some wear to front (mainly white metal Heron), with the brass a dull tone. No maker mark to back.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt brass and Silver (? - not marked) cap badge to the 1st (Canterbury) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Worn between 1953 and 1964, when it then became the 2nd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Some wear/dulling to finish to front of badge (mainly on high-points), with two long looped lugs firm to back. Maker marked to "J R Gaunt, London" impressed to back. A stunning badge.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A non-matching (but opposing) pair of collar badges to the New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment. Both are bi-metal, with a white metal Crane and bottom banner and attached gilt brass middle scroll with the words "1st Canterbury Regt". Both have two copper looped lugs firm to back. Not the difference with the lugs, and the bottom lug on the left collar (when worn) is bent inwards. No maker mark to either.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A matching (but opposing) pair of collar badges to the New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Infantry Regiment. Both are bi-metal, with a white metal Crane and bottom banner and attached gilt brass middle scroll with the words "1st Canterbury Regt". Note one has a touch of verdi grie to front, which should clean if desired, and both have two copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark to either.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A cap badge to the 1st (Canterbury) New Zealand Mounted Rifles. A thin strike of this badge, with two copper pressed type lugs firm to back. Much of the gilt finish has dulled to front, with remains to back.
New Zealand 1st (Canterbury) Mounted Rifles Collar Badge A gilt brass collar badge to the 1st (Canterbury) Mounted Rifles. Worn during WW1, badge is in good condition (looks to have been cleaned recently, not by me), with little wear to front. Two copper looped lugs are firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand 1st Armoured Car (N.Z. Scottish) RNZAC Cap Badge - KC A re-issued (to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Regiment) chromed metal cap badge to the New Zealand 1st Armoured Car (N.Z. Scottish) Royal NZ Armoured Corps. Badge is in Great condition, but note its dated mid 1990's and is a replica (issued to members of the regiment at the time) of the WW2 version of the badge (which was die-stamped white metal). Little to no wear to front, with two long chromed metal lugs firm and original to back.
New Zealand 1st Battalion Wellington Rifle Volunteers Helmet Plate A superb, two piece, gilt brass helmet plate to the 1st Battalion of the Wellington Rifle Volunteers. Worn between 1902 to 1911, HP retains some traces of gilt finish to front, though much is now a dark tone. Some light wear to highlights, it still retains it helmet curve (many HP usually get flattened by collectors to display flush to a board). Sadly only one of two long copper looped lugs remains to back. There doesn't appear to have ever been a third lug behind the crown. Another hard to get NZ badge.
New Zealand 1st Battalion, 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment Collar Pair A non-matching (in terms of finish) very scarce brass collar badge pair to the 1st Battalion of the 3rd (Auckland) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. They are the same style as the 3rd (Auckland) Regiment collars, except for the bottom scroll which as "1st Battn Auckland Infantry". This badge also tends to have a more defined armor elbow than the more common 3rd type. Note the finish, as one has much gilt to front, while the other is dull. Both have two copper looped lugs to back, but the one with the duller finish, has had its lugs squeezed. Still enough room to fit a pin through.
New Zealand 1st Royal NZ Armoured Regiment Buttonhole Badge A small, Stirling Silver Buttonhole association badge in the shape of a collar badge to the 1st Royal New Zealand Armoured Regiment (NZ Scottish). Badge is in great condition, with light wear to front. To back, the brass buttonhole lug is in firm and original condition. Maker marked to "Mayer & Kean", who were based in Wellington, NZ, there is a small Silver mark underneath, to back of badge.
New Zealand 2nd (South Canterbury) Infantry Regt Collar Badge A WW1 era, bi-metal collar badge to the New Zealand 2nd (South Canterbury) Infantry Regiment. Some gilt still remains to brass backing, with little wear to kiwi to center (usually these are polished light mad). To back are two original D shaped copper looped lugs and the maker plaque of "J R Gaunt, London". This is the right collar (when worn).
New Zealand 2nd North Canterbury Infantry Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the Volunteer period New Zealand 2nd North Canterbury Infantry Battalion. Formed in 1903 (Oct 7th) it became the 13th (North Canterbury) Infantry Regiment in 1911, and saw service in WW1 in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. Light wear to gilt finish, with only one original lug to back. A replacement lug has been added/soldered to back. A nice badge, see item 50473 for helmet plate. Note collars had opposing Cranes, and this is the slightly more common version. As always, with NZ collars, one is more common/frequent than the other.
New Zealand 2nd North Canterbury Infantry Regiment Collar Badge A gilt brass, volunteer period (1903 to 1911) collar badge to the 2nd North Canterbury Infantry Regiment. Much of the gilt finish to front, with 2 D shaped copper looped lugs to back. Hard to find.
New Zealand 2nd Wellington (West Coast) Battalion Rifle Volunteers Helmet Plate A scarce, gilt brass, helmet plate to the New Zealand 2nd Wellington (West Coast) Battalion Rifle Volunteers. Kings crowned, and worn between 1902 and 1911, it has light wear to front. Originally it would have been gilt finished, but this has dulled with age. To back are three long looped copper lugs. All present, but bent at top, out of shape due to use. Traces of polish are also to back edges. There is a break/crack where the tail of the Lion attached to its back. This is not noticeable when displayed. HP still retains much of its original curve. A stunning badge.
New Zealand 2nd Wellington (West Coast) Battalion Shoulder Title A brass shoulder title worn prior to WW1 by the New Zealand 2nd Wellington (West Coast) Battalion. Some polishing to front, and now a dark tone overall. Two hex type lugs are firm to back.
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the 3rd (Auckland) New Zealand Infantry. Kings crown, with long brass slider to back. Possible a WW2/Post WW2 worn badge. NZ badges in WW1 tended not to have sliders. Some gilt remains to front, but much has worn/dulled with age. No maker mark.
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Collar Badge Pair A not quiet matching pair of collar badges to the 3rd (Auckland) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Worn during both WW1 and WW2 (home service). Both have remnants of gilt finish to front and back. One has copper D shaped lugs while the other has copper wire lugs to back. Both are in good condition with little wear to front.
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A kings crown, gilt brass cap badge to the 3rd (Auckland - Countess of Ranfurly's Own) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Badge looks to have been chemically darkened to front, with traces of black and some gilt to below circular banner. Some gilt remains to back along with the maker plaque of "J R Gaunt, London" to behind Kings Crown. Two circular shaped copper looped lugs are firmly brazed to back.
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Kings Crown A superb, gilt fired, cap badge to the New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment. Slight wear to gilt finish on high-points with just a touch of verdi gris on upper right of wreath and circular banner (which should clean if desired), and which continues on back (caused by polish and storage). Two long looped lugs original and firm to back. No maker mark
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt fired brass cap badge to the New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment. With Queens crown, the badge was worn from 1953 to 1964, when the Regiment became the 3rd Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Light wear to gilt finish, with 2 long copper looped lugs, firm to back. Impressed is the maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the 3rd (Auckland) New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Badge is in good condition to front, with light wear to high-points. It has been lacquered to both back and front, which has preserved some of the gilt finish. Two long copper wire looped lugs are firm to back.
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles. Formed in 1911, they saw service during WW1 at Gallipoli and the Middle East. During WW2 they were absorbed into the 1st Armoured Regiment in 1944. Badge is a dark tone to front, with some remnants of bright gilt finish to back. This would probable be a WW2 version of the badge, with 2 wire lugs firm and orginal to back, there is also a very faint maker mark of "M & K, W" to the base of the tail on the back of the Eagle (for Mayer and Keane, Wellington - a well known WW2 manufacturer of NZ badges).
New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles Collar Badge A scarce bi-metal collar badge (first type) to the 3rd Auckland Mounted Rifles. Worn briefly before WW1, this badge design was later adopted by the 11th (North Auckland) Mounted Rifles as part of a re-organisation, while the 3rds went on to adopted a Eagle and Taiaha (Maori Spear) design. Note the roman "III" or 3 above the banner and the "A.M.R", below. Some wear to gilt finish on brass parts of badge, which is now a dull tone. Both D shaped copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. No maker mark. A hard to get NZ badge.
New Zealand 4th (Otago) Infantry Regiment Cap & Collar (1st Type) A scarce gilt brass cap and collar badge to the 4th (Otago) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. These badges were briefly worn from 1911 to WW1, but were replaced by the second type to this regiment which depicts the Boer War battle honors. Both badges have light wear to front, but much of the gilt finish is gone/dulled with age. Both have 2 copper looped lugs to back.
New Zealand 4th (Otago) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - 1st Type A gilt brass cap badge which was been converted into a sweethearts badge to the New Zealand 4th (Otago) Infantry Regiment. This is the 1st type of badge, worn by the regiment when it formed in 1911. It was then replaced prior to WW1 with a similar version, but with the battle honors of "South Africa 1901-02". Much gilt remains to front of badge, with little wear. To back, both lugs have been removed and a broach fitting attached. Pin, hook and hinge are in good working order, though hook is bent closed at the moment, but should be easily opened. No maker mark to back.
New Zealand 4th (Otago) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar badge (type 2) to the 4th (Otago) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Slight polish/wear to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs to back.
New Zealand 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A large, brass cap badge to the New Zealand 4th (Waikato) Mounted Rifles. A Kaka Parrot sitting within a boarder of Kowhai leaves/branches and above the motto Libertas et Natale Solum (Liberty and Homeland). They saw extensive service during WW1, first at Gallipoli (as unmounted infantry) and then as part of General Allenby's Desert Mounted Corps, in the deserts of the Middle East. Dark tone and polish wear to front, with some gilt still to back. Long copper wire lugs to back, which may indicate a later, post WW1 strike of the badge. Still a sound example.
New Zealand 4th Battalion (Taranaki Rifles) Wellington Regiment Cap/Collar Badge A gilt brass cap or collar badge (worn as both) to the New Zealand 4th Battalion (Taranaki Rifles) of the Wellington Regiment. Worn prior to WW1, badge retains some of the gilt finish to front. Some polish wear, it has two replacement lugs to back (reflected in the price). Makers plaque for "J R Gaunt, London" to back.
New Zealand 4th Battalion (Taranaki Rifles) Wellington Regiment Cap/Collar Badge A gilt brass cap or collar badge (worn as both) to the New Zealand 4th Battalion (Taranaki Rifles) of the Wellington Regiment. Worn prior to WW1, badge retains some of the gilt finish to front and back, but now a dull tone overall. Two back are two D shaped lugs, and the makers plaque for "J R Gaunt, London". Note one lug is a little bent out of shape, but still with room for a pin. Traces of polish also to back, which could clean off if desired.
New Zealand 4th Battalion (Taranaki Rifles) Wellington Regiment Cap/Collar Badge A gilt brass cap or collar badge (worn as both) to the New Zealand 4th Battalion (Taranaki Rifles) of the Wellington Regiment. Worn prior to WW1, badge retains some of the gilt finish to front and back. Light polish wear to high-points, it has two D shaped lugs to back and a makers plaque for "J R Gaunt, London". Note one lug is a little bent out of shape, but still with room for a pin.
New Zealand 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles Association Pin/Badge A small, gilt brass pin or association badge to the New Zealand 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles. Badge is in the shape of their Cap Badge, worn during WW1. Much gilt to front of badge remains, with long, gilded pin, firm and original to back. No maker mark. I must appologise for the photo, but my camera doesn't handle close-up's on small items very well.
New Zealand 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles. This is the second type, with larger fern leaves and rounded crown. Two copper looped lugs to back. Marker marked to "M & K W" (Mayer & Keane Wellington) to both ends of the back of the banner. Good detail with some gilt finish to front of badge.
New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt fired cap badge to the New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment. Now widely regarded as a post 1920 badge, this still has superb gilt finish to front, with only light wear. To back are two, long, copper looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, stamped brass cap badge to the New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment. Now widely regarded as a post 1920 badge, this badge has had a darkened finish at some stage, but now with only traces to front. To back are two long copper looped lugs. No maker mark.
New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Darkened A single piece, stamped brass cap badge to the New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment. Now widely regarded as a post 1920 badge, this badge has had a darkened finish applied at some stage over the brass. Some wear to this, with brass showing on high-points. To back are two long copper looped lugs. No maker mark.
New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Collar badge A brass, semi-solid collar badge to the 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment. Now regard as worn post 1920. Light wear to darkened finish, badge has been converted to a sweethearts badge, with lugs removed and pin fitted to back. Maker marked to "Firmin London".
New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A pair of matching (in terms of construction) gilt brass collar badges to the 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment. Worn from after 1920, both collars are in good condition, with minor wear to gilt finish. Note one collar is a duller toned gilt to the other. Both have a pair of copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. Not maker marked.
New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Cap Badge A WW1 era, darkened brass cap badge to the New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment. Some polishing to front, especially Lion, with dirt and old polish in crevasses. Sadly, only one lug present to back (old post of other still can be seen). Maker marked to bottom scroll as back to "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Gilt Cap Badge A superb gilt fired brass cap badge to the New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment. Some light wear to gilt finish to front. Both long looped lugs firm and original to back, but note one is bent slightly downwards. Maker impressed to back of lower scroll to "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A silver plated cap badge to the 6th (Hauraki) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. A WW1 era cap that has had its lugs removed, and converted into a sweethearts badge with the addition of a broach fitting to back. Wear to silver pate to front, but with working hook, pin and hinge all present to back. Makers plaque of "J R Gaunt London" also present.
New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge (WW1 era) to the New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment. Note the Lion to center has his head to the left (when viewed from the front), so would have been worn on the left collar (Lions are opposing on the collar pairs). Some wear/polishing to center (especially on lion). Two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back, with the makers plaque of "J R Gaunt, London" to center.
New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A pair of gilt fire, single piece, brass collar badges to the New Zealand 6th (Hauraki) Infantry Regiment. Note these are a opposing pair, with the lion facing to center on both. Some wear/toning to gilt finish to front on high-points, these are still a hard set to get. Worn still today (but made of a shiny anodised metal) by members of the 6th Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, these would pre-date the 1964 amalgamation. Solid to back, with each having a pair of D shaped copper looped lugs.
New Zealand 6th (Manawatu) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the 6th (Manawatu) New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Slight wear/polish to front high-points. At some stage in the past this badge has had a silver wash/plate applied, but much of it has worn off. One copper and one brass wire lugs to back. Note the copper lug has one foot not attached/is bent downward.
New Zealand 7th/11th (Wellington West Coast & Taranaki) Regiment Cap Badge A post WW2 cap badge formed from the amalgamation of the 7th and 11th New Zealand Infantry Regiments to form the 7th/11th (Wellington West Coast & Taranaki) Regiment. Badge was worn up to 1964, when the 7th/11th became the 5th Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Some wear/dulling of finish to front of white metal and gilt brass badge, two long copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. The 5th Battalion of the R.N.Z.I.R still wear today the small anodised or cloth versions as collars of this badge.
New Zealand 8th (Southland Rifles) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge A single, gilt collar badge (right when worn) to the New Zealand 8th (Southland Rifles) Infantry Regiment. I presume bronze under the gilt finish, but hard to tell. Badge has been converted at some stage in the past to a sweethearts pin, so gilt finish, with lugs removed and a hinge, hook, and pin fitted to back. The latter are in good order to back, with just some wear to finish to front. Spear is firm and has been reinforced by the manufacture to back. A small makers plaque to "J R Gaunt, London" also to back, dates this badge to pre 1917.
New Zealand 8th (Southland) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge A darkened brass collar badge to the 8th (Southland) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Polished wear to darkened finish to front, with a bend to the spear tip, with two copper D shaped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 9th (Hawkes Bay) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the 9th (Hawke's Bay) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Badge was worn between 1911 to 1952. Dulling/wear to gilt finish to front, badge has two pressed type brass lugs firm to back.
New Zealand 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge - Kings Crown A superb, gilt fired, single piece, cap badge to the New Zealand 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Infantry Regiment. Slight wear/dulling to gilt finish to front, otherwise perfect, with two long looped lugs original and firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A pair of matching gilt brass collar badges to the New Zealand 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Infantry Regiment. These are older style collars (they are actually still worn today, but in a gilt shiny anodised metal), and have a dulling to gilt finish overall. Note one stag is missing the tip of its nose, but looks to be a manufacturing fault, rather than a break due to wear. To back, both have the same style elongated D shaped copper loops. No maker mark.
New Zealand 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Regiment Cap Badge A single piece, gilt fired brass cap badge to the New Zealand 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) Regiment. Worn from post 1952 to 1964 (when the Regiment amalgamated with the Wellington Regiment to become the 7th Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment). Light wear to gilt finish (note in the photo, the black is my reflection in the badge)to front, with two long looped lugs firm to back. Note the right (when worn) appears to have been re-attached/repaired in the past (hence the black to base of lug).
New Zealand Air Training Corp Sergeant Rank Shoulder Board A single cloth slip-on shoulder board to the rank of Sergeant in The New Zealand Air Training Corps. Board is in good condition, with light wear. Appears to have been ironed as some stage, so shiny on the seams.
New Zealand Air Training Corps No 30th Sqn North Shore Shoulder Title A summer issue shoulder title to the No 30 Squadron North Shore of the New Zealand Air Training Corps. Worn between 1968 and 1992 (when the unit moved and was renamed) It is currently based in Whenuapai in West Auckland and is called N30 Sqn Hobsonville. Title is in clean condition, but has been removed from a uniform and is stitched to back, with edge close to embroidered letters.
New Zealand Air Training Corps Pin/ Lapel Badge A small chromed metal and resin pin or lapel badge to the New Zealand Air Training Corps. Queens crown badge with the Eagle and Spear (Taiaha), with the words "Air Training Corps" to top, "New Zealand Cadet Force" below, and in the bottom scroll "We Train To Serve". Badge is in good condition, with just a slight chip to chrome finish on top right of the badge's edge. Resin has yellowed somewhat, due to wear or being in the sun. Hook, pin and hinge to back are in good working order. No makers mark.
New Zealand Army Education Corps - Queens Crown A bi-metal, 2 piece Gilt brass and Silver (? - not marked) cap badge to the New Zealand Army Education Corps. This is a pre 1963 badge (when they were granted the title "Royal", and became the R.N.Z.A.E.C). Light wear and dulling to gilt finish. Some toning to Silver. To back are two long looped lugs. Note that the bottom lug is bent over and should straighten if desired. Maker marked to back to "Mayer & Keen Ltd, N.Z."
New Zealand Artillery Sweethearts or Ex-Assoication Pin A small, gilt brass badge to the New Zealand Artillery. I presume given as either a sweethearts badge or a ex-association pin, and probably WW2 vintage. Wear/polishing to front and gilt finish. Hinge bar and hook firm to back, though latter is twisted. Missing pin also.
New Zealand Auckland Collage Rifles Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Auckland Collage Rifles. Established in 1897, they were a volunteer rifles unit. Much wear polishing to front of badge, which is now a dull brass tone. Two copper looped lugs firm to back in a north/south configuration to back. A hard to get NZ Volunteer unit badge.
New Zealand Auckland Collage Rifles Collar Badge - Pair A pair of brass collar badges to the New Zealand Auckland Collage Rifles. Established in 1897, they were a Volunteer Rifle unit. Some wear and polishing to front of both badges, with remnants of polish both front and back. Both collars have to brass, wire loops firm to back. See item 51180 for Cap Badge.
New Zealand Backing Plate for RNZAF Pilot Wings - Queens Crown A single piece, white metal backing plate for a metal (tropical/summer issue) RNZAF Pilots brevet/Wings. These are for the Queens crowned version of the badge (the kings crown is slightly smaller with a more rounded center). No maker mark, but signs of wear with surface scratches etc. Note the last image is for illustrative purposes only and the other wings and backing plate are NOT part of the sale.
New Zealand Boer War Medal - 5474 TPR. J Douglas N.Z.M.R, 8th Cont. A superb, two bar, Queens South African 2nd Boer War medal to a New Zealander, 5474 TPR. James Douglas, North Island Regiment - D Squadron. The medal is officially impressed with 5474 TPR. J. Douglas, N.Z.M.R., 8th Cont. The medal has a "South Africa 1902" and "Transvaal" bar attached. James' service is confirmed on the New Zealand Governments Embarkation Database here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/soldier/james-douglas With the following details: Surname: Douglas Reg No: 5474 Given Names: James Rank: Private Unit: North Island Regiment - D Squadron Contingent: Eighth County/City: South Wairarapa Occupation: Shepherd Ship: Surrey 1 february 1902 Address: Featherston Wellington Next of Kin: Douglas Mr J Relationship to Soldier: Father Next of Kin Address: Hutt Road, Petone, Wellington His small Boer War service file can be viewed here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20519799&digital=yes Medal is in good condition, with just some slight knocks to edge. NZ SA medals are getting harder to find.
New Zealand Boer War Medal - 5781 TPR. A. S. Woodhouse N.Z.M.R, 8th Cont. A superb, triple bar, Queens South African 2nd Boer War medal to a New Zealander, 5781 TPR. Archibald Steel Woodhouse, South Island Regiment - G Squadron. The medal is officially impressed with 5781 TPR. A S Woodhouse NZMR 8th CONT. I believe that its incorrectly impressed, with the wrong service number, and should be 5981 as per the below database entry. The medal has "South Africa 1902", "Transvaal" and "Cape Colony" bars attached. Archibald's service is confirmed on the New Zealand Governments Embarkation Database here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/soldier/archibald-steel-woodhouse With the following details: Surname: Woodhouse Reg No: 5981 Given Names: Archibald Steel Rank: Private Unit: South Island Regiment - G Squadron Contingent:Eighth County/City: Vincent Occupation: Miner Ship: Cornwall 8 February 1902 Address: Bannockburn Otago Next of Kin: Woodhouse Mrs Elizabeth Relationship to Soldier: Mother Next of Kin Address: same His small service file is here, on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20519799&digital=yes Interestingly it looks like his brother also served as 7974 TPR Andrew Young Woodhouse in the 9th Contingent - South Island Regiment - A Squadron Both brothers appear to have emigrated to South Africa after the War as Archibald medal was returned, unclaimed from his South African address provided by his mother (see service file). Medal is in good uncleaned condition, with a length of ribbon attached.
New Zealand Boer War Medal - 9425 Pte. F Milne 2nd Regt, 10th Cont NZ A superb, single bar, Queens South African 2md Boer War medal to a New Zealander, 9425 Pte. Francis Milne, South Island Regiment - G Squadron. The medal is officially impressed with 9425 Pte. F Milne, 2nd Regt, 10th Cont NZ. Medal has a "South Africa 1902" bar attached. Francis' service is confirmed on the New Zealand Governments Embarkation Database here: https://nzhistory.govt.nz/soldier/francis-milne With the following details: Surname: milne Reg No: 9425 Given Names: francis Rank: private Unit: South Island Regiment - G Squadron Contingent: Tenth County/City: southland Occupation: shepherd Ship: Norfolk 19 April 1902 Address: wyndham Next of Kin: milne mr james jp Relationship to Soldier: father Next of Kin Address: same His small Boer War service file can be viewed here on NZ Archway: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE16646947 Medal is in good condition, with just a slight knock to base. NZ SA medals are getting harder to find.
New Zealand Boer War/WW1 RSA badge combination A superb and rare association badge combination to a Father and Son? New Zealand Boer War and WW1/WW2 Veteran. It consists of a South African War Veterans Association Fern in darkened brass and with a White enamel plaque which says "South African War". Below, is a small stirling Silver, Kings crown Returned Servicemen's Association badge which has a date plaque in yellow enamel for 1954 (which would show his paid up membership date). To back of this badge is impressed the service number of 3/914. This service number is to Albert Ernest James Parsons, who served in the 3rd NZ Field Ambulance during WW1, for 3 years 215 days foreign service (outside New Zealand), and got to the rank of Sergeant. Then during WW2, he was in the Home Guard as a 2nd Lieutenant. Albert was born in 1891, so couldn't have been a member of the Boer War Association. There are 8 "Parsons" in the embarkation roll for the NZ Boer War contingents, and 3 are from Wellington (which Albert lists his as his Mother's address as next of Kin on his WW1 service papers). Hopefully with a little more research, a connection could be made. Condition is OK to good. Damage to the white enamel to front of Boer War Association badge, which has been crudely affixed to a metal backing plate. The RSA silver badge is intact, but soldered to plate, which is then all soldered to a tie pin. Backing plate is painted black.
New Zealand BWM 25584 Pte. J. H. Phillips N.Z.E.F - KIA 01/09/1918 A toned, full size, silver WW1 British War Medal to 25584 Pte. H. J. Phillips of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Joseph was a Gardner from Taranaki before enlistment and leaving New Zealand for France in September 1916. He sprained his right ankle and left wrist while returning from a raiding part in the front trenches on the 9th of March 1917 and was admitted to No. 2 Australian General Field Hospital and then England to recover. On the 1st of September 1918, while in the front, he was Killed in Action in France. He was part of the 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment.
New Zealand Canterbury Scottish Volunteers Button A circa 1885 white metal button to the New Zealand Canterbury Scottish. They were a volunteer unit for med under the 1858 Militia act in NZ. Slight surface wear to front, button is maker marked to "Hobson & Son, Haymarket, London". Loop to back is good/firm.
New Zealand Christchurch RSA Tin Hat Club Button Badge A Christchurch NZ Returned Serviceman's Association button badge for the "Tin Hat Club". Slight wear to front, with some wear to silver plating of badge to back. Pin firm, but note someone has drilled two holes (Top and bottom) to front.
New Zealand Copy of Classic WW1 Image - NZ PM with NZ Machine Gunners A modern/copy photo card (not used) of a classic WW1 imagine in France, of the New Zealand Prime Minister (William Massey) with Sir J Ward and a group of New Zealand Machine Gunners in the field. Card is in good condition, with just some rounding of corners.
New Zealand Early WW2 "Onward" Collar Badge A better quality/strike of the General Service collar badge in gilt brass. Fine detail to front, with light wear to high-points. Some toning to gilt finish, with only remnants to low part of badge. Solid to back, with two brazed copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Edwardian Era Rifle Volunteers Helmet Plate A scarcer 1902-1911 gilt brass New Zealand Rifle Volunteers Helmet Plate. This was worn by all volunteer units which did not adopt their own distinctive badge. This is harder to get than its Victorian counterpart as dress styles also changed in this period, so it was not widely worn or for a very short period. Dulling to gilt finish, both front and back. This plate has also been flattened slightly (so does not have the curve which would fit a helmet - presumably due to display on card/frame). Three long, but slightly squeezed lugs to back.
New Zealand H.M.N.Z.S Tamaki Naval Tally Band A full length Royal New Zealand Navy hat tally band to the H.M.N.Z.S Tamaki. The name has had a long association with the Royal New Zealand Navel, with H.M.N.Z.S Tamaki being established during WW2 as a naval training base just off the coast of Auckland, on Motuihe Island, which has been a Quarantine Island and also a Prisoner of War camp during WW1 for captured Germans. The naval base operated from 1941 to 1963, when H.M.N.Z.S Tamaki was moved to Narrow Neck, which had previously just been a Army Base. This band is in great condition and appears to have some age. There are no holes and just one or two white blanco stains.
New Zealand H.M.N.Z.S. Hickleton Tally Band A part tally band (note both ends have been chopped off/shortened for display) to Her Majesties New Zealand Ship Hickleton. She was a minesweeper, built in 1955 in Southampton, England, and commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy in April 1965, where she joined the Royal Navy's 11th Minesweeping squadron, taking part in anti-infiltration patrols in Malaysian waters as part of the Malaysian Conflict. With her sister ship H.M.N.Z.S Santon, they carried out 200 patrols, with 20 incidents involving intruding Indonesians, often taking as prisoners those aboard the intercepted craft. Both ships were returned to England, and H.M.N.Z.S Hickleton was paid off in reserve from the RNZ Navy and decommissioned in December 1966. She was later on-sold to the Argentinian Navy, where she sailed under the name ARA Neuquen. Band is in OK condition. Its been removed from a display board or book at some stage, so there are three spots of glue to the back of the band. There is also a little glue to front, in places. One of the hard bands to get, just due to the brevity of service in the Royal NZ Navy. Note, coins are not included in sale. Cloth band twists and could do with a iron.
New Zealand H.M.N.Z.S. Olphert Tally Band A full length (with tied knot) tally band for Her Majesties New Zealand Ship Olphert, which is the Naval Reserve Base in Wellington. Band is in good, worn condition, with some loose threads, but otherwise complete. The Wellington Reserve Division was named after Commander Wybrants Olphert who was posted as its first commanding officer on the 12th March 1928. He remained in this post until 1938. The reserve remains active today in Wellington, New Zealand.
New Zealand HMNZS Kaniere Cap Tally Band. A full length New Zealand Naval tally band to HMNZS Kaniere. Which was a WW2 built (launch 7th July 1944) Loch class frigate originally called HMS Loch Achray (saw service in the 8th Escort Group in the Western Approaches and North Irish Sea - forced U-Boat 1024 to the surface and captured it and its crew). In 1948 it was re-named HMNZS Kaniere and re-deployed as part of the New Zealand Navy. She saw service during the Korea War (Patrols and Gunfire Support), and then after its finish, was deployed as part of the Royal Navy’s Far Eastern Fleet, where she was used in anti-piracy operations in British North Borneo waters. She returned to NZ in 1955, and in 1958, became a training vessel, until 1966, when she was sold for scrap and broken up in Hong Kong. Band is in good, but slightly worn condition. Could also do with a iron, as its crumpled. Note, tins are not included in sale.
New Zealand HMNZS Pegasus Tally Band A fully length, naval tally band to the New Zealand HMNZS Pegasus. HMNZS Pegasus is named after Pegasus Bay on the east coast of Canterbury province, South Island, New Zealand, and is currently a Reserve base, located in Christchruch. Band is in good, worn condition, with toning to gilt thread, and two small holes either side of the words. The band is not tied.
New Zealand Intelligence Corps Cap Badge A single piece, bronze coloured cap badge to the New Zealand Intelligence Corps. Re-formed in 1987, this badge is based on the WW2 version, but with Queens Crown. Light wear, with great detail to front. Two small looped lugs are firmly brazed to back. Maker marked to "Mayer & Toye, Wgtn NZ" plus their phone number, to back.
New Zealand Large WW1 Silver RSA Badge - 13/309 A early large, silver New Zealand Returned Serviceman's Association (RSA) badge to 13/309 Eugene Patrick Cavanagh. Eugene served in the Auckland Mounted Rifles during WW1. This RSA badge was issued to him on his return to NZ after he became a member of the association. These badges were to be worn only by the serviceman, but could be retained by the family once they past on. If lost, they were NOT replaced. The large RSA badge was only issued up to the 1930's, and due to cost a smaller version was then issued for all new WW1 veteran members and subsequent veterans from WW2 and beyond. Eugene was from Ngaruawahia, Waikato, and listed his occupation as grocer before the war. He attested on the 11th of August 1914, and saw 4 years and 106 days service overseas, including Gallipoli and the Middle East. He happily survived the war and returned to New Zealand to be discharged in Feb 1919. His full service record is here: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21893156 Image is NOT mine and has been taken from the superb Auckland Museum website here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C40174?n=13%2F309&ordinal=8&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch Badge is in good condition, with some tone to silver (marked "silver" to back). Correctly engraved as issued to front with Eugene's service number. To back is pin, hinge and hook, but note the hook is bent closed. This should bend back open if desired.
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps Association Pin A small, silver (though not marked) association pin to a member of the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps. Modeled on their Cap/Collar badge worn during WW1, this pin is in great consition, with just some slight wear to front. To back, the long pin is original and firm, but just with a slight kink in the end. No maker mark.
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps Collar Badge - No 2 A single, gilt brass, two piece collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Machine Gun Corps (NZMGC). Good detail to front, with a dull tone now overall. Two spots of verdi gris to front, which should clean if desired. To back are three round shaped, copper looped lugs, with a older style maker plaque of "J R Gaunt & Son LD, London" to back. Note the NZ title at base of badge has been brazed on separately (which is correct for this period of use).
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps Collar Badge - No 3 A single, gilt brass, two piece collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Machine Gun Corps (NZMGC). Slight wear to front of badge, with gilt finish now a dull tone. Old repair to separate "NZ" title to bottom, on the right hand side (when viewed from front). To back are three copper looped lugs, all firm, but note that the right, bottom lug is a repair/replacement (and looks to have been done at the same time as the repair to the title). No maker mark.
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps Collar Pair A matching pair of brass collars to the WW1 New Zealand Machine Gun Corps. Both have a dark tone to front, with three D shaped copper looped lugs to back. One collar has a crack to the solder which holds the separate "NZ" on the "N". Both have maker plaques to "J R Gaunt London" to back.
New Zealand Machine Gun Corps Sweethearts/Association Pin A small, gold (though not marked as such) kings crown badge/pin to the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps. Modeled on their Cap/Collar worn during WW1, this badge is in good condition. Note the left gun (when viewed from the front), which is slightly damaged with a cut or groove, just above the center of the badge. Light wear to front, with broach fitting in great condition to back. Pin, hook and hinge are all in good working order. No maker mark.
New Zealand Medical Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Medical Corps with Kings Crown. Some oxidation patches to gilt finish on front and back, otherwise both copper looped lugs are firm to back.
New Zealand N.Z.W.R.A.C Assoication Badge A gilt metal and paint association badge to the New Zealand Womens Royal Army Corps. It was established in 1942 as the New Zealand Auxiliary Army Corps, and then became a Corps of the regular army in 1947. It was disbanded in 1977, and its personal transferred to other corps of the New Zealand Army. Badge is in good condition, with little to no wear to finish. Pin, hook and hinge are all in good working order to back. No makers mark.
New Zealand NZ Army Service Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Army Service Corps. Probably WW2 vintage based on the lug type. Slight wear to front, with dulling of gilt finish. Two copper wire looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand NZ Artillery Association Pin/Badge A small, gilt brass, association pin or badge to the New Zealand Artillery. A small version of the WW1/WW2 Cap badge, with "N.Z." to top scroll, above a artillery piece with a Kings Crown. Some tone/wear to gilt finish, with only remnants to back. Long white metal pin is firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand NZ Artillery Buttons - x 2 A pair of pre-WW1 gilt brass buttons to the New Zealand Artillery. Worn 1902 to 1911, both buttons are in good, slightly worn condition. The large button is 23mm diameter, and maker marked to "Firmin. London", while the 16mm is made by "Gaunt, London". Both have their brass shanks/loops to back.
New Zealand NZ Cadet Corps - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Cadet Corps. Wear/dulling to gilt finish to front, with two flat, pressed type lugs firm to back.
New Zealand NZ Medical Corps Collar Badge A large, darkened copper collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Medical Corps. Collar is the type with "N.Z.M.C" in bottom scroll. Light wear to darkened finish to front, with two short copper looped lugs to back. Maker marked to bottom, back, to "Stokes & Sons, Melb" who manufactured badges for NZ during WW1 in Australia.
New Zealand NZ Medical Corps Collar Badge - Pair A pair of gilt brass collar badges to the WW1 New Zealand Medical Corps. A near matching pair in terms of construction, but not finish, with one much darker tone than the other. Both have some wear to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. One has a marker plaque to "J R Gaunt, London", but has a touch of verdi gris to the lugs. Both have a bottom scroll to front with the words "New Zealand Medical Corps".
New Zealand NZ Regiment Staybrite Cap Badge A single piece, silver toned anodised aluminium cap badge to the New Zealand Regiment. Dating from 1960's, it has light wear to front, with two lugs firm to back.
New Zealand NZ Staff Corps Buttons (x3) - Kings Crown A small group of 3 different sized New Zealand Staff Corps buttons. They are 16mm, 19mm and 25mm. The NZ Staff Corps formed in 1911, and was responsible for orgainsing New Zealands Territorial Forces. During war, they merged with NZ Permanent Staff Corps. The corps existed until 1947, when it was formally disbanded. Some wear to gilt finish to front, but all have their brass shank to back, along with the maker mark of "J R Gaunt & Son, London".
New Zealand NZ Womens Royal Army Corps Cap Badge A two piece, bi-metal anodised aluminium and white metal cap badge to the New Zealand Womens Royal Army Corps (N.Z.W.R.A.C). Formed during WW2, it was disbanded in 1977. Some wear to the Tui to center and top of crown, otherwise badge is in good condition. Two anodised aluminium lugs are firm (but slightly bent) to back.
New Zealand Ordnance Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the New Zealand Ordnance Corps. Worn from the 1924 to 1938, and overseas, during WW2 from 1940 to 44. Three cannon, with cannon ball on a shield. The letters "NZ" to top and the word "Ordnance" below on a banner. Two small copper looped lugs to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Otago & Southland Regiment Association Pin/Badge A small, gilt brass and red/blue enamel ex-serviceman's association pin to the Otago and Southland Regiment. The Regiment was formed in 1948, with the amalgamation of the 4th (Otago) and 8th (Southland) Infantry Regiments. This pin depicts the badge, the regiment adopted at the time, of a Maori Warrior holding a spear, with a fern leave boarder either side, with the words "The Otago and Southland Regiment" and the motto "Kia Mate Toa". Pin is in great condition, with just slight dulling of gilt finish to back. All enamel is perfect, with long gilt pin, firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Otago & Southland Regiment Cap Badge A gilt fired brass cap badge to the Otago & Southland Regiment. Worn from 1948 to 1964, when the regiment then became part of the 4th Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. This is the cap badge, the right (when worn) collar is the same, but has shorter lugs to back. Light wear to finish to front, with two long looped lugs firm and original to back. Maker embossed to "J R Gaunt, London"
New Zealand Otago & Southland Regiment Collar Badge A gilt fired brass collar badge to the Otago & Southland Regiment. Worn from 1948 to 1964, when the regiment then became part of the 4th Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. This is the left collar (when worn), and has the shorter lugs to back. Light wear to finish to front, with two long looped lugs firm and original to back. Maker embossed to "J R Gaunt, London"
New Zealand Otago University Officers Training Corps Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the New Zealand Otago University Officers Training Corps (OTC). Worn circa WW1, Badge is in OK/polished condition to front. Much of the gilt finish has dulled/gone to front, with only remnants to back. Two original, thin, wire looped lugs are firm to back.
New Zealand Permanent Staff Corps Brass Buttons (x13) A section of three difference sized brass buttons (WW2 era) to the New Zealand Permanent Staff Corps. 16mm (x2), 20mm (x4) and 23mm (x7). All are in good to OK condition, with much gilt finish to front of button, but a few with some tarnish spots or verdi gris. All have their brass loops to back, but two of the large, 23mm buttons have a bent loop to back. All are maker marked to "Button's Limited, Birmingham" to back.
New Zealand Post 1947 Royal NZ Artillery Mess Button - 19mm A single, gilt brass mess jacket button to the Royal New Zealand Artillery - with kings crown (worn 1947 to 52). some wear/polishing to front of button, which depicts a Field Artillery gun, surmounted by a kings crown and the letters "N Z" either side. To back is a brass shank, firm and the maker mark of "Gaunt, London".
New Zealand Post 1952 Royal N.Z. Nursing Corps Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair (in terms of construction) of collar badges in gilt and silver plate to the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps. Both badges have Queens Crown, with some wear/polishing to front. Gilt brass backing, with a separate silvered lower banner. The collars both have two looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark. One collar is slightly a different colour to front from the other. A harder one to get.
New Zealand Post 1952 Royal New Zealand Air Force Cap Badge A nice, gilt brass cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Queens crown, so post 1952, much gilt has now been worn/polished from front. Two copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Post WW2 Royal N.Z. Artillery Beret Badge - Kings Crown A small, gilt brass, Beret badge to the Royal New Zealand Artillery. Light wear to front, with some old polish and wear to high-points. To back, both lugs are present, and are of the pressed brass type, but note that they have been bent over, towards the middle of the badge. No maker mark to back.
New Zealand Post WW2 Royal NZ Army Medical Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass, single piece cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps. Worn from 1947 (when the "Royal title was granted) until 1952, the badge is in good, but toned condition. Much gilt now gone, with just traces to back. Two pressed type, brass looped lugs, firm and original to back. No Maker mark.
New Zealand Pre-WW1 NZ Artillery Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of brass shoulder titles worn prior to WW1 by the New Zealand Artillery (N.Z.A). Slight wear/polishing to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to the back of each. No maker mark.
New Zealand Pre-WW1/WW1 1st Regiment, 5th (Otago) Mounted Rifles A rather scarce bi-metal cap badge to the 1st Regiment of the 5th (Otago Hussars) New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Same design as the more common 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles Cap, except for the central circular banner which has the words "1st Regt Otago M.R". Good detail to front, with light wear. Badge has been converted to a broach fitting to back, but this is of period type, and both hook, hinge and pin are in good working order.
New Zealand Pre-WW1/WW1 1st Regiment, 5th (Otago) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A hard to get bi-metal cap badge to the 1st Regiment of the 5th (Otago Hussars) New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Formed in 1911. its the same design as the more common 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles Cap, except for the central circular banner which has the words "1st Regt Otago M.R". Good detail to front, with light wear. Badge still has some traces of gilt to front. Two D shaped, copper looped lugs are firm and original to back.
New Zealand Pre-WW1/WW1 1st Regiment, 5th (Otago) Mounted Rifles Pouch Badge A scarce bi-metal pouch badge to the 1st Regiment of the 5th (Otago Hussars) New Zealand Mounted Rifles. Same design as the more common 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles Cap, except for the central circular banner which has the words "1st Regt Otago M.R". Some polish wear to front, badge retains both screw posts, washers and nuts to back. Hard to get.
New Zealand Pre-WW1/WW1 N.Z.M.C Collar Badge - Pair A darkened bronze pair of solid backed Pre-WW1/WW1 collars to the N.Z.M.C (New Zealand Medical Corps). Light wear to both fronts, and though both are matching in terms of construction, one is a little more shiny in darkened finish than the other. Both have two looped lugs, firm and original to back. Both are also maker marked to base, on back to "Stokes & Son, Melb".
New Zealand Regiment Collar Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, gilt fired brass collar badge to the New Zealand Regiment. Worn from its formation in 1947 till 1953, this badge has just some slight wear to front finish. To back are two copper looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark
New Zealand Regular Forces Cadet Cap/Collar Badge A single piece, cap or collar badge in chromed metal to the New Zealand Regular Forces Cadets. Worn post 1953, this badge has little wear to front, with two long screw posts, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Returned Services Assoication Pin - Kings Crown A small size, tie pin in Sterling Silver (though not marked, but they were issued as). with kings crown. It has a "60" or 1960 crown badge attached to front (to indicate the wearer was a paid up member for that year). Badge, crown and tie pin to back are all in good condition. A service number/Membership number of "N 8964" is stamped to back.
New Zealand Rifle Volunteer Button - Post 1895 A single, large, gilt brass button to units of New Zealand Rifle Volunteers. This is the post 1895 patt of the button, which is 25mm in diameter. Sadly missing shank to back, and looks to have been soldered at some stage in the past (whould explain the heat damage to the gilt finish and why its a dark colour). Maker mark to "Hobson & Sons, London" to back.
New Zealand Rifle Volunteers Helmet Plate - Kings Crown - Relic A single piece brass helmet plate to the New Zealand Rifle Volunteers. Worn between 1902 and 1911 (so Kings Crown) by volunteer Militia units which did not have their own distinct badge. This one is in relic condition only. Flattened, with a dull oxidised tone overall, it has splits and breaks to edges, with tip of one ray missing, while the other is badly split. To back, all three lugs are missing. I would say that this has been dug up/spent a long time in the ground.
New Zealand RNZAF Cloth Shoulder Badge/Title A New Zealand RNZAF cloth shoulder title. Light blue letters on a dark blue felt background. Has a material backing. Clean to front, but back has some light glue stains.
New Zealand RNZAF Officers Side-Cap Buttons - Pair A scarce pair of Officers gilt brass side-cap front buttons to a member of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. These are three piece, with separate kings crown and eagle on a backing with "N Z" either side. Both are in great condition, with just some light wear to front. Both are just under 13mm in diameter, with brass shank, firm and original to back and the maker mark of "Gaunt, London".
New Zealand RNZAF Pilot Officer Slip-On Tropical Shoulder Board A single tropical/overseas slip-on shoulder board with the rank of Pilot Officer. This came within a collection of RNZAF badges, so am presuming its NZ, but would also fit most other commonwealth countries. Overall in grubby condition... consistent with wear. Has been stapled to a card, so hence the holes/marks seen in the photo. Has old tape mark to back from past display as well.
New Zealand Royal New Zealand Dental Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A bi-metal, gilt brass and white metal cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Dental Corps (with Queens Crown). This would be a early type, post 1952, before the corps moved to Anodised Aluminium badges. Light wear to front, with some gilt remaining to brass backing. Two pressed type circular brass lugs firmly soldered to back.
New Zealand Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Collar Badges A pair of anodised aluminium collar badges to the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Worn in the late 60's/early 70's, these are getting harder to find. Two piece construction, with separate Kiwi to front, some light wear/surface scratches. To back, note one is missing a pin, while the other is bent. The opposing other collar has two pins, straight and firm. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal New Zealand Medical Corps Cap Badge A large, single piece brass cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Medical Corps (Kings Crown). Title "Royal" was granted on the 12th of July 1947. So this badge would have been worn post then and till 1952. Much of the gilt finish now dull/gone to front, with remnants to back. Two pressed type, circular lugs firmly soldered to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force Buttons (x3) Queens Crown Three anodised aluminium gold and silver toned buttons in two sizes ( 2 x 18mm and 1 x 14mm) to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (with Queens crown, so post 1952). All are in good condition, with slight wear to high-points. All have their loops, and all are marked "Gaunt London" to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force Buttons (x5) - Queens Crown A group of 5 anodised aluminium buttons, in two sizes to the Royal New Zealand Air Force - Queens Crown (so post 1952). Some wear to front, with a few dumples/dings, otherwise all have their loop to back. All are maker marked to "J R Gaunt London" to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Wear and dulling to gilt finish to front, with two long copper wire lugs firm to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force Central Band Items - x6 A small group of cloth items to the Royal New Zealand Air Force Central Band, which originally formed in 1935, and is now a Territorial formation, based in Wellington. Items consist of a Air Force style Eagle in gold thread, a bullion Queens crowned Musicians Lyre sleeve patch (on Air Force blue backing), and four pieces of uniform trim/braid. A small note comes with the group, and states these items are pre-1974 issue. All are in good condition, with evidence of stitching/removal from uniform on the Musicians Lyre patch.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force Flight Lieutenant Rank Slide - Single A single, modern (1980's/90's) rank slide to a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Light wear to slide, with some slight wear/shininess to material. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force Flight Sergeant Rank Slide - Single A single, modern shoulder rank slide to a Flight Sergeant in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Slide is in great condition, clean to front, with all stitching firm. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force LAC Slip-on Shoulder Board A modern slip-on rank shoulder board to a Leading Aircraft Person (LAC) in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Light blue embroidered propeller, with "NEW ZEALAND" below. Board is in good condition, but appears ironed as some stage, so is a little shiny to seams.
New Zealand Royal NZ Air Force LAC Slip-on Shoulder Board - no 2 A modern slip-on rank shoulder board to a Leading Aircraft Person (LAC) in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Light blue embroidered propeller, with "NEW ZEALAND" below. Board is in good condition, but is not a match to the other I have listed. Some sellotape residue to center back, where it has been mounted in the past on a board, otherwise good condition.
New Zealand Royal NZ Armoured Corps Cap Badge A white metal cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. Polishing to front, especially around tank and flags. Two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Armoured Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A post WW2 Gilt brass and Silver (? - Not marked) cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. Worn from 1947 (when the corps was granted the title "Royal") and with Kings Crown. Badge is in excellent condition, with only light wear to frosting to center. To back are two long looped lugs and the maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London" to lower back of banner. Note that one lug is bent slightly downwards, but both have room for a pin.
New Zealand Royal NZ Armoured Corps Cap Badge - QC A bi-metal, gilt brass and silver plated cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps, post 1952 (with Queens crown). Semi-solid type, with light wear to front, and two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Armoured Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A superb, bi-metal cap badge in Gilt brass and Silver (? - not marked) to the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. Queens crown, so worm post 1952, light wear to gilt and silver frosting to center. To back is a piece of plastic red tape, used as a backing to badge. Present are also two original long looped lugs and the marker mark of "J R Gaunt London" to either side of lower banner.
New Zealand Royal NZ Armoured Corps Collar Badge Pair - Kings Crown A scarce/hard to get pair of bi-metal collar badges to the Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps. Note these are opposing (i.e. the cannon on the Tank's side has the barrel pointing in different directions on each - inward when worn). Light wear to front finish on each, but one has a small tone spot below the crown and a little more wear on frosted silver finish. Both collars are marked "S" for Silver to back center, but only one is maker marked "J R Gaunt, London" (the other looks and feels like a Gaunt make anyway and has matching lugs to the other". Worn from 1947 to prior to 1952.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Logistic Regiment - Collar A single, gilt metal, and resin collar badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment. Formed in 1996 from the amalgamation of the R.N.Z.E.M.E, the R.N.Z.O.C and the R.N.Z.C.T. Light wear to gilt finish on some high-points, the badge is in good condition. Two pins are firm (if slightly bent inwards) to back. No marker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Logistic Regiment Collar - Pair A matching pair of gilt metal, and resin collar badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment. Formed in 1996 from the amalgamation of the R.N.Z.E.M.E, the R.N.Z.O.C and the R.N.Z.C.T. Light wear to gilt finish on front, both badges are in good condition. All 4 pins are straight to backs, with one with just a bit of a wobble/movement. No marker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Medical Corps Button - 19mm - Anodised A single, anodised aluminium button to the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps. Queens crown, so post 1953, button is in great condition, with slight wear to front. To back is long brass shank, firm and the maker mark "Badge & Button, London
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Medical Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass and silver plate (?), 2 piece cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps. Badge is not marked to back, so cannot presume the wreath is silver. Much of gilt finish and silver frosting remains to front, with two long copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Medical Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt brass and Silver (? - not marked) cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps, with Queens Crown, so worn post 1952. Light wear to front, with dulling of gilt finish. Silver frosting remains bright. To back are two long original looped lugs and the maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London" to back of lower banner.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Ordnance Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of cloth shoulder titles to the Royal New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps. Dark blue embroidered letters on a red background. Both have a white, hessian type backing cloth. Please note condition of back, with glue to one, and glue/paper to the other. Both show evidence of stitching/removal from a uniform. Both are also clean to front and will display well.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Service Corps Cap Badge A bi-metal cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps. With George 6th cypher to center, the badge was worn from 1947 to 1952 (Corps was awarded the title "Royal" in 1947). Some wear/dulling to gilt finish to center, with two original copper looped lugs firm to back. Not maker marked.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Service Corps Cap Badge - QC A two piece construction, anodised aluminium and brass cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps. Worn between 1952 and 1977 (when the corps was designated Royal NZ Corps of Transport). Light wear to front finish, with good colour still. No cracking or damage to red in the backing plate. Two log, copper looped lugs firm, but slightly bent to the side, to back. No maker mark, but has the letter "T" stamped into the brass plate.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Service Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A superb, three layered gilt brass, enamel and Silver (? - Not marked) Cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps. Note Queens crown, so worn from 1952, badge is in great condition, with some toning to silver backing, but no damage to enamels. To back are two long original looped lugs and the maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Service Corps Collar Badge - QC A single piece, pre-1977, anodised aluminium, two toned collar badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps (R.N.Z.A.S.C.), with Queens Crown. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. Both short pins are firm and straight to back, with two clutches included. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Army Service Corps Officers Cap Badge - Kings Crown A worn 2 piece, silver and gilt bronze cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps. Sadly missing both lugs to back. Much of the Blue enamel to outer wreath has gone, and there are chips to the red enamel backing. Dark tone to silver, and dulling of gilt finish to front. Marked S for Silver to back, with the impressed makers mark of "J R Gaunt London".
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Beret Badge - On Gaunt Card - QEII A singe piece, gilt brass beret badge to a member of the Royal New Zealand Artillery (with Queens crown, so post 1952) on original sample card from J R Gaunt & Son Ltd. Badge is in great condition, with very little wear/damage to gilt finish. Both copper lugs are original and firm to back. Card is a little creased and grubby, with knocks to corners. A superb item, but sadly there is no maker mark to the back of the badge, which was not uncommon with Gaunt made New Zealand badges.
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Beret Cap Badge - QC A modern, small size, Queens crown, gilt metal beret badge to the Royal New Zealand Artillery. Badge is in great condition, with little wear to front. Both copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. No maker mark
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Beret Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, gilt brass Beret badge to the Royal New Zealand Artillery (with Queens Crown). Some wear/polishing to front of badge detail. With two pressed type, circular brass lugs firmly soldered to back in a North/South configuration.
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt brass, single piece cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Artillery (Queens Crown, so post 1952). Much of the gilt remains to front of badge, while three copper looped lugs are firm (but slightly bent) to back. Badge has been bent/curved to fit hat peak.
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Cap Badge - Queens Crown A superb, Gilt fired brass, two piece cap badge to the New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery. Cap has separate wheel to center, with very little wear to front of badge. To back are three long looped lugs and the maker mark of "Gaunt" to below lower left lug.
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Cap Badge - Queens Crown A darkened, 2 piece bronze cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Artillery. Separate wheel to center, this badge retains nearly all its darkened finish. Three long looped copper lugs firm and original to back. Note the bottom two are bent slightly in, towards center of badge. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Cap Badge - Queens Crown no.2 A superb, Gilt fired brass, two piece cap badge to the New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery. Cap has separate wheel to center, with very little wear to front of badge. To back are three long original looped lugs, and the maker mark of "Gaunt, London" to lower scroll, but under the lower two lugs.
New Zealand Royal NZ Artillery Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of bronze flaming grenades to the Royal New Zealand Artillery (R.N.Z.A). Both are in superb condition, with light wear to front finish. Both have two copper looped lugs, original and firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Corps of Transport Cap Badge A two piece, chromed metal, gilt and resin Cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Corps of Transport. The corps was short-lived and formed in May 1979 when the RNZASC was disbanded. It was absorbed then in 1996 into the current Royal NZ Logistics Regiment. Badge is in great condition to front, with bright colours and little wear to gilt and resin. To back, the lug bar is firm and originally attached. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Dental Corps Collar Badge - Pair - Queens Crown A matching pair of bi-metal collar badge to the Royal New Zealand Dental Corps. Both are gilt brass with either silver or silver plated centers (not marked). Some tone/wear to finish to front of both badges, but each retains is long pair of wire looped lugs to back. One collar is slightly duller in terms of finish to the other. Worn post 1953, with Queens crown.
New Zealand Royal NZ Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Cap Badge - Queens Crown A gilt fired brass and Silver or Silver plate (not marked) cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, with Queens crown. Worn post 1952 till 1996, when the corps was amalgamated with others to form the Royal New Zealand Logistics Regiment. Dark, uncleaned tone to silver/silver plate, with light wear to gilt finish. To back are two long looped lugs and a impressed maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand Royal NZ Engineer Corps Ex-members Association Pin A superb silver (marked SILVER to back) and enamel ex-servicemen's association pin to the Royal New Zealand Engineers. Pin would date after WW2 (the corps were awarded the title "ROYAL" in 1947), and is great condition, with no damage to red and blue enamel to front. To back is a long white metal pin, in great order and the mark "SILVER" to back, base of the banner.
New Zealand Royal NZ Engineers Bi-Metal & Enamel Cap Badge A superb silver frosted, gilt and enamel cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Engineers. ERII cypher to center (so post 1952), the badge is in good condition, with some light wear to gilt finish and silver frosting. The enamel to wreath is perfect, with no chips or breaks. Both long looped lugs are firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Infantry Regiment Collar Pair A matching pair of collar badges to the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. They are both of two tone anodised aluminium, and have slight wear to front. Both have two long lugs firm to back and the maker mark of "J R Gaunt London.
New Zealand Royal NZ Medical Corps Cap Badge - Queens Crown A single piece, two tone anodised aluminium cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Medical Corps. Light wear to front of badge, with two long, aluminium lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Naval Tally Band - H.M.N.Z.S. Lachlan A superb, single piece, full length Cap or Tally Band to a sailor serving on board New Zealand's H.M.N.Z.S Lachlan. Originally Australian, she saw brief service after her commission in Feb 1945 in the Pacific, against the Japanese. Her primary role was that of a survey ship, and after some negotiations, she was taken by the New Zealand Government and commissioned in its navy in 1949. For the next twenty-four years over fifty percent of New Zealand’s coastline was surveyed by this vessel. There were also surveys carried in the Pacific and in Australia. She also assisted in clearing mines from the Second World War that were laid around the Gilbert & Ellice Islands. She was paid off in 1974, but was used up to 1993 as a accommodation vessel in Auckland's HMNZS Philomel Naval base. She has now since been scraped. Band is in good condition, complete and with tied knot. It is a older type, with some dulling to gilt bullion thread due to age. No holes, but could do with a iron, as its crumpled due to storage.
New Zealand Royal NZ Nursing Corps Cap Badge A 2 piece, white metal (with gilt wash) and Silver (plate? - not marked) cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps. Some wear to gilt finish to front, with tone to separate lower banner. To long, white metal looped lugs are firm/original. No maker marker.
New Zealand Royal NZ Nursing Corps Collar Badge - Pair A pair of gilt brass and Silver (? - not marked) collar badges to the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps. Both collars have some wear or darkening to gilt finish, with also tone to separate bottom scroll. To back, both have a pair of long, white metal looped lugs. Possible faint maker mark to lower left, back, of banner, but I cannot make it out.
New Zealand Royal NZ Ordnance Corps Cap Badge A single piece, darkened brass cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Ordnance Corps. Worn from 1947 to 1952. Light wear to front, this badge looks to have two replacement lugs to back.
New Zealand Royal NZ Ordnance Corps Officers Cap Badge - QC A silver, gilt and enamel Cap Badge to a Officer in the Royal New Zealand Ordnance Corps. It would have been worn from post 1952 until the Corps was disbanded in 1996. Good gilt finish to front, with little to no wear, and no damage to enamel. Sadly only one screw post and nut to back, with no maker mark. Priced accordingly.
New Zealand Royal NZ Provost Corps Collar Badge A single, gold anodised aluminium collar badge to the Royal New Zealand Provost Corps (Military Police). Worn late 70's/early 1980's, the badge has light wear to front, with two pins firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Signals Cap Badge A two part, bi-metal cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Signals. Gilt fire brass Queen crown and backing to badge, with a frosted Silver or silver plated center (no marked). Badge is in great condition, with all three long looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Royal NZ Signals Cap Badge - Kings Crown A two part, bi-metal cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Signals. Gilt fire brass Kings crown and backing to main part of badge, with a frosted Silver center (marked to back of badge "S" for silver). Badge is in OK condition, with slight wear to finish to front of badge, while separate crown, has only one tang remaining (other has broken off in the past). Main part of badge has two long copper looped lugs, and a impressed maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London"
New Zealand Signal Corps Cap Badge A single piece, WW1 gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Signal Corps. Formed 1912, badge is in the form of a Maltese Cross, with wreath to center and two crossed signal flags. Lower banner has the words "New Zealand Signal Corps", with side banners with the words "Sodales Parati" (Prepared as comrades together). Two copper D shaped looped lugs firmly brazed to back.
New Zealand Specialist Reinforcements Collar Badge A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Specialist Reinforcements. a nice strike of the badge, which retains much gilt to front. Both lugs have been removed and a broach fitting attached. Sadly pin is missing, but hinge and hook are in good condition. RD or registered design mark "876" to front.
New Zealand Specialist Reinforcements Collar Badge A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Specialist Reinforcements. a nice strike of the badge, which retains much gilt to front. Both lugs have been removed and a broach fitting attached. Hook, pin and hinge are in good condition. Hook, is just bent closed at the moment, and RD or registered design mark "876" to front.
New Zealand Sweethearts Bar Broach - Silver and Gilt A WW2 era Sterling Silver gilt and Enamel bar broach depicting the New Zealand "ONWARD" badge. Some wear to finish to front, along with a few chips to white enamel in the center of "NZ". Enamel to crown and "ONWARD" banner is perfect. To back, pin, hook and hinge are in good working order, with just a slight bend to hook cover. Traces of a old paper label to back (which should remove with ease) and a stamped plaque shape with the letters "S S" and "L".
New Zealand Tam-O-Shanter NZ Scottish Regiment A older style Tam-O-Shanter to the New Zealand Scottish Regiment which were formed in 1939 as a Territorial unit, and then when on to become the 1st Armoured Car Regiment (NZ Scottish). The hat has a maker mark of Macpak to inside top and a white metal, early, Kings Crown cap badge to the Regiment. To one side is a segmented ribbon patch of Black/Black/Black. One or moth nips, but otherwise good/sound condition and colour.
New Zealand The NZ Regiment Collar Badge A large collar badge to the New Zealand Regiment (with Kings Crown). Formed in 1947 as part of the newly formed Infantry Corps, this badge is referred to as the "rough strike" and worn on the left collar. A same size Cap and right collar has the Kiwi facing in the other direction. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand The NZ Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A pair of matching and opposing collar badges to the New Zealand Regiment. Formed just after WW2, the RNZIR still exists today, but these collars were worn from about 1952 till 1964 (when the Regiment was granted the title "Royal" and insignia changed). These pair are in great condition, and are the metal two piece type (opposed to the single anodised type, often found). Some wear/tarnish to silver finish on the bayonet blades, both collars have two pins to back, firm and original and come with two clutches. No maker mark to either.
New Zealand Trentham Pennant/Flag A early, large, felt material pennant flag commemorating Trentham Military Camp, which is located near Wellington, in the North Island of New Zealand. The camp began operating in 1914, and is still defense property today, though nolonger just used by the New Zealand Army, but by all three NZ Defense forces. Pre WW2 (note it just says NZEF and not 2NZEF, which would indicate a WW2 issue), the pennant is in OK condition... with some mothing to top edge, and body of flag. There is also fading to green felt material. Looks to also be missing its top length of tie. No maker mark.
New Zealand Victorian Era Artillery Regular Forces Helmet Plate A pre-1902 Helmet Plate to the New Zealand Artillery Regular Forces. A large, gilt, single piece, die stamped badge with three copper looped lugs to back. Gilt has dulled to front of badge.
New Zealand Volunteer Period Rifle Unit Collar Badge A single rifle unit volunteer collar badge (right when worn) in gilt brass to a New Zealand Volunteer unit. Worn between 1895 and 1911, this is similar in design to the British version, but the Bugle is suspended from a ribbon, rather than a rope (found on the British one). Much gilt finish now gone to front, with only remains to back. Two original copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand Women's Auxiliary Army Corps Cap Badge - Kings Crown A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (W.A.A.C.), with kings crown. Established in 1942, this badge has some wear to front, with some gilt remaining. There are some tone spots to behind the Tui to front, with two long copper wire lugs firm to back. Small maker mark of "M & K, W" for Mayer & Keane, Wellington, to lower back, left corner.
New Zealand WW1 (?) Armband CAMP A cloth and embroidered armband in slightly worn condition. Previous owner indicated that it had been worn in New Zealand in military camps during WW1. I have not found anything yet to support this, but someone out there may know. Condition is OK, with some dulling to red backing and bleaching to the letters of "CAMP". Please note the mothing to back. All pop clips are present and functioning. There is no maker mark to inside of khaki lining. Appears to have some age.
New Zealand WW1 10th (Nelson) Mounted Rifles Collar Badge A single, gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 10th (Nelson) Mounted Rifles. This is the left side (when worn), and has some polishing to front of stags head. Both copper D shaped lugs are present and original to back, but please note, these have been squeezed closed to form points. There is a bit of space between them, but not enough for a pin. Maker marked, with a plaque to back for "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand WW1 10th (North Otago) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A superb single piece, brass cap badge, to the New Zealand 10th (North Otago) Infantry Regiment. Badge is coated in a dark brown subduing paint, which is about 90% present to front (with minor wear to edges/highlights). Sadly to back, both lugs have been clipped off/removed, with only the stumps now remaining. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 11th (Taranaki) Infantry Regiment Sweethearts Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge which has been converted to a sweethearts badge to the New Zealand 11th (Taranaki) Infantry Regiment. Heavy gilding to front, with much detail. Just a small patch of wear to tip of Mt Egmont/Taranaki. To back, both lugs have been removed and a long broach bar fitted, with pin, hook and hinge in good working order. A makers plaque is still present to "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand WW1 12th (Nelson & Marlborough) Infantry Regt Collar A hard to get WW1 era gilt brass collar badge to the 12th (Nelson & Marlborough) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Decimated by the battles of 1917, the 12th (Nelson) was forced to amalgamate with parts of the 13th to boost its numbers, hence the change in title on the badge. Darkened tone to brass finish to front, with some touches of verdi gris to base of badge. Two D shaped lugs, firm to back. Maker plaque to "J R Gaunt London".
New Zealand WW1 12th (Nelson) Infantry Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the 12th (Nelson) Infantry Regiment. Worn from 1911 to 1917, where due to losses on the Western Front, the Regiment was amalgamated with the 13th to briefly form the 12th (Nelson & Marlborough - Cap badge did change to reflect this). This went through further amalgamations post WW1. Much darkened finish remains to front and back. No maker mark, and lugs are firm, but bent to back.
New Zealand WW1 12th (Nelson) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A polished, single piece, brass cap badge to the New Zealand 12th (Nelson) Infantry Regiment. Worn from 1911 to 1917, when decimated by losses on the Western Front, they amalgamated with a title change to the 12th (Nelson & Marlborough) Infantry Regiment. Recent polishing to front (not by me), the badge has a shiny tone, with traces of polish to both front and back. Some wear, especially to stag in center, there are 2 D shaped looped lugs firm and original to back. Maker marked with a plaque to "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand WW1 13th (North Canterbury & Westland) Regiment Collar - Pair A pair of matching of Gilt brass and white metal collar badges to the WW1 New Zealand 13th (North Canterbury & Westland) Regiment. Both collars are in good condition, with light wear to gilt finish to front. Both have 2 D shaped copper looped lugs to back along with the maker plaque of "J R Gaunt, London" to wreath.
New Zealand WW1 14th (South Otago) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 New Zealand 14th (South Otago) Infantry Regiment. They saw service at Company and Battalion levels at both Gallipoli and Western France. Badge is in OK to polished condition (and looks recently cleaned to front (not by me). This is the void version, with two copper looped lugs firm and original to back (note both are a little bent).
New Zealand WW1 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regt Sweethearts Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 New Zealand 16th (Waikato) Infantry Regiment, which has had its lugs removed and converted into a sweethearts badge. Badge is in good condition to front, with much gilt finish remaining. To back, pin, hook and hinge are all in good working order. Maker plaque to base to "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand WW1 16th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A gilt brass collar badge to the 16th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements. Collar is of the non-void type (come with roman numerals fretted out/voided), but has had its lugs removed and a broach fitting attached to convert into a sweethearts badge. Dulling to gilt finish to front, the badges hook, hinge and pin are all in good working order and the correct type for this period.
New Zealand WW1 17th (Ruahine) Sun Helmet Badge A rare, large gilt brass Sun helmet/Hat badge to the New Zealand 17th (Ruahine) Infantry Regiment. The regiment was raised in early 1914, from elements of the 2nd Battalion of the 9th Wellington East Coast Regiment, with their badge being approved in design on the 14th of July 1914. They left NZ on the 16th of October with the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and it appears from contemporary photo's, with no badge issued. A order had been placed with the NZ Governments preferred supplier of J R Gaunt and Son's of London, and it appears, upon arriving in Egypt, the regiment were issued with sets of badges, with the first being paid for by the the Sultan Hussein Kamel of Egypt as a gesture of welcome and goodwill on behalf of his country. This Sun Helmet badge is unique to the WW1 Ruahine Regiment, as no other NZ Regiment had them made/wore them. What also makes it doubly scarce is that the British Sun Helmet was also NOT in favor with the NZ troops. They preferred the Lemon Squeezer or British soft peaked cap, and certainly lost/replaced most of the helmets by mid/end of the Gallipoli campaign. The Regiment went on to fight in France from 1916. The Ruahine also had smaller versions of the badge issued, which are about a 3rd of the size, and these were worn as both cap (on the Lemon squeezer) and collar (with no difference in design for left or right - see item 50617). It was jokingly called the ‘Starfish and Seaweed’ by some members of the Regiment. The Ruahine was disbanded at the end of WW1, only to re-form again in WW2 and see action in the Pacific. Badge is in good, slightly toned condition, with dulling of gilt finish overall. Two copper looped lugs are firm and original to back. To center is a J R Gaunt maker plaque
New Zealand WW1 17th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A gilt brass collar badge to the 17th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcement Draft. This collar is of the low beak Kiwi type (the other has the Kiwi's head much higher in a tufted of grass). Depicts a Kiwi flanked by the letters N Z and a scroll below with the words "17th Reinforcements". Badge has had its lugs removed and converted into a sweethearts badge with a broach fitting applied. Hook, hinge and pin in good working order, and the correct type for the period. Much of the gilt to front of the badge has worn and some toning to brass.
New Zealand WW1 18th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar badge to the New Zealand WW1 18th Infantry Reinforcements. This is the large NZ and dot to center type, with elongated north and south ray. Correct hex type (x2) lugs to back. Much of the gilt finish has dulled with age and some tone spots to back.
New Zealand WW1 18th Infantry Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A small Stirling Silver sweethearts badge to the New Zealand WW1 18th Infantry Reinforcements. The badge is the same design as the Cap badge to this draft, but on a smaller scale. Has two small stamps to back indicating Stirling Silver. Period type hook, hinge and pin are in good working order to back. Condition is good, with dark tone overall.
New Zealand WW1 18th Infantry Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A small Stirling Silver and Turquoise enamel sweethearts badge to the New Zealand WW1 18th Infantry Reinforcements. The badge is the same design as the Cap badge to this draft, but on a smaller scale. Has stamped to back Stirling Silver. Hook, hinge and pin are in good working order to back, but I would say that the hook and pin are replacements.
New Zealand WW1 20th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 20th Infantry Reinforcements. Badge depicts a Moa surrounded by circular banner with the words Kokiri Kia Maia (Attack with Confidence), which is enclosed in a fern wreath and a bottom scroll with "20th New Zealand". Light wear to front, and overall dulling to gilt. Both hex type, flat lugs to back.
New Zealand WW1 21st Infantry Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A gilt brass WW1 New Zealand 21st Infantry Reinforcements sweethearts badge. The badge has much of its gilt finish still present, though this has been polished/dulled to high-points. Hook and hinge present to back, but NO pin. RD (Registered Design) number "RD994" to front ends of bottom scroll.
New Zealand WW1 21st Reio Collar Badge - Sweethearts A Sterling Silver sweethearts badge to the 21st Infantry Reinforcements. The badge is dark toned overall, with remnants of silver polish to front and back. Marked sterling Silver to back of the ground at the Tui's feet. Damage to where the tail of the bird meets the bottom scroll. This is cracked/parted. Hinge, hook and pin in good working order to back, and correct type for this period.
New Zealand WW1 22nd Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A Gilt Brass collar badge to the WW1 22nd Infantry Reinforcements. A Moa over the bottom scroll which has NZ and 22 in Roman numerals. Collar has been converted into a pin backed broach or sweethearts badge. Has a orginal lug which has been folded and cut to back to provide a platform for hinge. Hinge, pin and hook in good working order. Some gilt remains to front, otherwise most is dull with age.
New Zealand WW1 22nd Infantry Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A Stirling Silver (marked to base) sweethearts badge depicting a WW1 22nd Infantry Reinforcements Cap Badge (about 1/3 of the actual size of a Cap Badge). This would have been worn by a loved one or sweetheart to remember a soldier training in this Infantry Reinforcement draft or while he was overseas.Badge is in OK ro good condition, with some wear/polish to front. Pin, hook and hinge are in great working order to back.
New Zealand WW1 25th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar badge to the New Zealand WW1 25th Infantry Reinforcements. Badge depicts a Maori Warrior, holding a spear and with the words "NZ" and "XXV" to bottom scroll. There is also a RD (Registered Design) number of "RD911" to either end of scroll. Some wear/polishing to front of badge. Both hex type flat brass lugs are in good/firm condition to back.
New Zealand WW1 25th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge Pair A matching pair (not quiet in terms of gilt finish) of collar badge to the New Zealand WW1 25th Infantry Reinforcements. Two Maori warriors facing each-other with Spears, above a scroll which has "NZ and "XXV" or 25 in roman numerals. Condition is good to excellent, with little wear. Some dulling/slight polishing to gilt finish on one. Both have the RD (Registered Design) number "RD911" to bottom ends of scroll. Both hex type flat lugs are firm to back on both badges.
New Zealand WW1 26th Infantry Reio Sweethearts Badge A small, Stirling Silver (marked STG SILVER to back base) WW1 sweethearts badge to the New Zealand 26th Infantry Reinforcements. From the 17th Infantry Reinforcements onwards, a generic badge was worn by all drafts of that reinforcement (so no longer a A/17, B17 etc). This badge would have been given to a girlfriend or sweetheart to remind them of the soldier training in New Zealand in this draft. Badge is in good, but unclean condition, with original hook and hinge to back. Note the pin is a old clothing pin, bent in place and does a perfect job.
New Zealand WW1 27th Infantry Reinforcements Cap Badge A rather worn and battered brass cap badge to the WW1 27th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements. Worn to front, with 4 drill holes (two to top, through crown, and two to bottom, through wreath). Missing also tip of lions tail to center. On back, both lugs have been replaced.
New Zealand WW1 27th Infantry Reinforcements Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 27th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements. The 27th left New Zealand mid 1917 for France. The badge is in great condition, with only slight wear to front and a dulling now to gilt finish. The Lion does have a tail too!!! A issue with this badge, and the fact that it broke off when caught on clothing etc. To back are two correct, wire looped lugs, firm and original.
New Zealand WW1 29th Infantry Reinforcements Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the 29th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements Draft. The 29th left New Zealand for France in early August 1917. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front, but now a dull/dark brass tone overall. To back are traces of gilt finish and two original, copper wire looped lugs. One (the left when viewed from back) may have been repaired in the past, with a small solder run to show where. Now dull/oxidised.
New Zealand WW1 29th Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair (in terms of construction) of single piece, gilt brass collar badges to the 29th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements Draft. The 29th left New Zealand for France in early August 1917. Both badges are in OK to good condition, with some wear to gilt (now dull or dark) to front. To back are traces of gilt finish and two original, copper wire looped lugs, original and firm. Note one collar is a darker tone to the other and one is slightly bent in the middle. No Maker mark but both have "RD959 & 860) to middle back (RD = Registered Design).
New Zealand WW1 2nd (North Canterbury) Infantry Battalion Helmet Plate A single piece, scarce, large gilt helmet plate to the 2nd (North Canterbury) Infantry Battalion. Worn between 1903 and 1911. Light wear to front, with some dulling to gilt finish. Only 2 out of three long copper looped lugs to back. Top lug has been removed.
New Zealand WW1 2nd (South Canterbury) Collar Badge Pair A near matching pair of collar badges to the 2nd (South Canterbury) Infantry Regiment. Worn from 1911 to 1921 (when they were then absorbed into the 1st (Canterbury) Regiment). Both depict a Kiwi to center in white metal, on a darkened brass cross. Both have two D-shaped copper lugs to back and the marker plaque of "J R Gaunt London". One is slightly polished more to high-points than the other.
New Zealand WW1 2nd Type NZ Specialists Reinforcement Collar Badge A scarce, gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Specialist Reinforcements. This is the second pattern of badge worn by all Reinforcement Drafts who were training to be Signalers, Machine Gunners etc, or "Specialists" in a particular field (i.e. not Infantry, Mounted Rifles or Rifle Brigade). Some gilt remains to front of badge, but much is now a dark tone. Two old, replacement loops to back (usually these collars have 2 flat, brass, hex type lugs to back).
New Zealand WW1 30th Infantry Reinforcements Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the 30th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements of WW1. It depicts a Maori Warrior in front of a meeting house, beneath a kings crown, and above the number 30 and the motto " Ake Ake Kia Maia" (Forever Be Brave). This is the second type for this reinforcement. The same design exists, but with a motto "Ake Ake Kia Mana" (Forever Guard Your Honor). Lugs have been removed and a broach fitting attached to convert into a sweethearts badge. Has a RD (Registered Design) number of RD 861 to front. Pin, hook and hinge are in good working order and correct for age/period of badge. Good detail to front, but gilt finish as worn/dulled with age.
New Zealand WW1 31st Infantry Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A WW1 era Gilt brass cap badge to the 31st New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements. Badge has had its lugs removed (posts can still be seen to back) and broach fitting attached to convert into a sweethearts badge. It depicts two crossed ferns, with NZ to top center and 31 below. The lower banner states "Whaka Tangata Kis Kaha" (Canoe Men Be Brave). The 31st, 32nd and 33rd badges in this series are the hardest to get. After the 33rd, the 34th and subsequent drafts wore a generic badge, which became the basis for the New Zealand WW2 Onwards badge. Tiny wire loop also soldered to "N" in NZ for a safety chain which is now missing. Pin, hook and hinge in good working order. Gilt finish is superb to both front and back.
New Zealand WW1 33rd Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A single gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements Collar badge. This has been converted into a sweethearts badge, with the lugs removed and a hook, pin and hinge attached. Both hook and hinge are in good order, but pin is missing, Much dulling/wear to gilt finish on front. A hard collar still to get and the last in the series before the generic NZ Expeditionary Cap and collar were worn by the 34th Reio and onwards.
New Zealand WW1 33rd Infantry Reinforcements Collar Badge A darkened copper collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand 33rd Infantry Reinforcements. Note the stem at the end of the fern is missing/broken off. Both copper looped lugs are present to the back of this badge. Collar comes in both brass or copper. The cap badge to this Reinforcement is Copper with white metal. All are scarce/hard to get.
New Zealand WW1 5th (Otago) Mounted Rifles Cap Badge A single piece, all brass cap badge to the New Zealand 5th (Otago) Mounted Rifles. This is the second type/pattern, with larger fern leaves and rounded crown. Light wear/polishing to front, with a dark tone overall. Two old, replacement copper looped lugs to back (you can just see the old, cut-off posts at the base of the replacements. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A WW1 era (Pre-1920) Cap badge to the 5th (Wellington) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. A gilt brass badge, with some wear and dulling of finish to front. Two copper looped lugs firm to back, along with the maker plaque of "J R Gaunt London".
New Zealand WW1 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Cap Badge A WW1 era (Pre-1920), gilt brass cap badge to the 5th (Wellington) New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Some wear/dulling to gilt finish to front of badge, With two copper looped lugs firm (but slightly bent) to back. Maker plaque of "J R Gaunt London" to back of Lion's head.
New Zealand WW1 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment Gilt Fired Collar Badge A rare WW1 era, solid gilt fired collar badge (Right, when worn) to the New Zealand 5th (Wellington) Infantry Regiment. Superb gilt finish to fine detail to front of badge, with solid, curved back, and two original looped lugs. A hard badge to get. No maker mark. Note lugs have been slightly stretched (to fit through a thick tunic/material collar).
New Zealand WW1 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles Collar Badge A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the New Zealand WW1 7th (Southland) Mounted Rifles. This is indeed a collar, the cap is just slightly larger (but not by much!!!) Either a darkened finish has been applied in the past, or the gilt has oxidised, but there are only remnants to front and back. Some wear to front, with two copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 7th (Wellington West Coast) Infantry Regiment Collar Badge - Pair A gilt pair of collar badges to the WW1 New Zealand 7th (Wellington West Coast) Infantry Regiment. Near perfect match in terms of construction and finish. One slightly duller than the other, otherwise detail to front is good. Both have two original, D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 9th B Infantry Reinforcements Cap Badge A two piece, gilt brass cap badge to the 9th New Zealand Infantry reinforcements draft of WW1 from the Wellington Area (B=lower half of the North Island - Wellington Area). A hand cut "B" over "9: on a die stamped fern wreath with "N' & "Z" either side above the letter "R" (for reinforcement). Cap badge has been converted into a sweethearts broach or ping, with the lugs removed from back, and a hook, pin and hinge attached. All are in good working order. Some light wear to gilt finish to edges.
New Zealand WW1 Army Sweethearts Badge A WW1 New Zealand Army Sweethearts badge with a Brass and Enamel Onwards badge to center, with Mother of Perl background, surrounded by a Sterling Silver rim (not marked as such). Badge is in OK condition, with some damage to the White Enamel on the NZ to center, otherwise the Red and Blue are perfect. Not quite circular the frame, but I think the distortion is due to the shell, used as a background. Both hook, hinge and pin are present, and in good order, though the hook is pitched closed at the moment, so the pin does NOT move freely.
New Zealand WW1 Army Sweethearts Badge A WW1 New Zealand Army Sweethearts badge with a Brass and Enamel Onwards badge to center, with Mother of Perl background, surrounded by a Sterling Silver rim. Badge is in OK condition. A little grubby and slight damage to the Green Enamel on the NZ to center of badge. Not quite circular the frame, but I think the distortion is due to the kink in the shell, used as a background. Both hinge and pin are present, but note the nail used to keep them together. Missing hook. Stamped "Sterling Rim" to side.
New Zealand WW1 Auckland National Reserve Button-Hole Badge A Silver plated, Blue Enamel button-hole badge for the WW1 National Reserves in the Auckland area/district. New Zealand adopted a similar scheme to Britain during WW1, whereby eligible persons of a certain age, were put on "Reserve" to be called up when time and space permitted (and numbers needed) into the Armed Forces. This button-hole badge was to be worn on their civilian clothes to show they were a member and ready to "do their bit". There are many different reserve badges, similar in design, and this one is for Auckland. Note the damage to top, blue enamel. Some wear also to plating, with the copper of the badge now showing through on lettering and crown. Numbered to back to "872" and maker stamped to "Reubon Watts" to back. Button clip is firm to back, but badge is a little dirty to back, with some light verdi gris. Could do with a light clean.
New Zealand WW1 BWM 70006 Pte. D Campbell N.Z.E.F A full size, silver WW1 British War Medal to 70006 Pte. David Campbell. David lists his occupation as a Contractor prior to WW1, with next of kin (Mother) as being from Ireland. He joined the NZ Army in Feb 1918, and arrived on the Western Front to serve with the Auckland Infantry Regiment for the final month of hostilities. He survived the war and was entitled to a British War Medal and Victory Medal (which is sadly missing). Medal is in OK condition, with suspender bar missing, and only disc remaining (you can see the outline of where it should attach on top edge). Medal is dark, uncleaned tone overall. Details are correctly impressed to edge. Comes with short length of replacement ribbon. His service record is online at NZ Archway here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE13537298
New Zealand WW1 BWM To 3/3841 Pte. W J Huxtable N.Z.E.F A single WW1 silver British War Medal (BWM) to 3/3841 Pte. William James Huxtable of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. William was part of the 33rd Reinforcements, and served in the New Zealand Medical Corps (hence the 3/ in front of his serial number). His pre-war profession is listed as Compoistor and would have been 39 years old at time of enlisting. William sailed for England in December 1917 where he then served in New Zealand No 3 General Hospital at Codford St Mary in Wiltshire. This medal is his sole entitlement. His Auckland Memorial entry is here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C104944 His full WW1 NZ Service record is on-line and here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE20006000
New Zealand WW1 BWM To 40306 Pte. George Duncan N.Z.E.F A single silver WW1 British War Medal (BWM) to 40306 Pte. George Duncan. George left NZ for France on 14th Nov 1916. He had been with E company of the 22nd Infantry Reinforcements. His previous occupation is listed as laborer. He served with the 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment in France. Army life did not seem to agree with him, and his record shows a number of AWOL's and a Civil Offence (stealing a sum of money from a Estaminet (Bar) from a Madame Coulon on the 7th July 1917 in St Marie Cappel - near Hazebrouck and Ypres). George survived the war and returned to NZ in July 1919. He passed away in July 1966. He is also entitled to a British Victory medal, which sadly I do not have/know the where-abouts of. His Auckland War Memorial entry is here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/search?q=40306 His fully WW1 service record is on-line on NZ Archway and can be downloaded here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE14742202
New Zealand WW1 BWM to 62011 RFM. C Cameron N.Z.E.F A superb, single, full sized and correctly impressed British War Medal to 62011 RFM Charles Cameron. Charles lists his occupation before the war as a Civilian Engine Driver. He left NZ in March 1918, and served in France until the end of the War as part of the 4th Batt, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He happily survived the war unscathed, and returned to NZ in 1919. His medals (British Victory and British War medal - full entitlement) were sent to him in 1923, but returned and it wasn't until 1933 that he claimed/received is medals. Sadly I only have this one, and do not know the whereabouts of his other (Victory medal). His full service record is on-line at the NZ Archway here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE24368994 Medal is in good condition, and looks to have been recently cleaned in the past. The medal ribbon is a replacement.
New Zealand WW1 C 44 Infantry Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A small, silver and gold letter/numbered (not marked) fern leaf sweethearts badge to the C Coy, 44th Infantry Reinforcements Draft. Given to a sweetheart or loved one to remember their son or man training in a particular reinforcement draft during WW1. Badge is in OK condition, with a dark tone to silver overall. To back, only the hinge and hook remain of the broach fitting. Not maker or hallmarked.
New Zealand WW1 Commemorative Badge - Dardanelles 1st Battle A small tin and celluloid pin or badge sold during WW1 to commemorate the "Dardanelles, 1st Battle, The NZ Boys, 25.4.15, Souvenir ". A NZ flag is behind this writing to front. The badge has been mounted in a Stirling Silver (though not marked). Sadly the pin to back is broken, so only hook and hinge are present. There are also some rust stains to front. No maker marked
New Zealand WW1 Cycle Corps Collar Badge - Pair A pair of non-matching gilt brass shoulder titles to the WW1 New Zealand Cycle Corps. Formed just prior to WW1, they saw action in France, and were disbanded in 1919. Both collars are in good condition, with some toning to gilt finish to front. Note the slight difference in crown shape, and one's crown is not void. Both have a pair of copper looped lugs firm and original to back.
New Zealand WW1 Death Plaque To 44177 George William Waters NZEF A uniquely named WW1 Death Plaque/Penny to Private 44177 George William Waters of the 1st Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. He was Killed in Action, aged 35, on the 29th Sept 1918 at Havrincourt, France, and is buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, Nord, France. Link to CWGC record is: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/239896/WATERS,%20GEORGE%20WILLIAM Link to his service record in the NZEF, which is online and can be download is http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22016594 Link to his page on the Auckland War Memorial website is: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C16465 Plaque is dark toned overall, and has a spot of verde gris to mid and upper left front. There is also a chip or cut into the plaque edge at about 4 O'clock.
New Zealand WW1 Death Plaque to Private 22944 Thomas Coyle A uniquely named death plaque/penny to a New Zealander, Private 22944 Private 22944 Thomas Coyle of the 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment, who died of wounds on the 9th June 1917, and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. The CWGC link is: http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/198939/COYLE,%20THOMAS His full service record in the NZEF can be downloaded from: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21898422 His entry on the Auckland War Memorial is here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C3318 Plaque is in good, toned condition. Some polishing to high-points. Two copper loops have been soldered to back to allow for it to be hung on a wall.
New Zealand WW1 Engineer Collar Badge A gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Engineers. Worn by various units, the badge is in good, condition, with light polishing to front. To back are traces of old polish and 2 copper looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 Engineer Collar Badge - No 2 A darkened, gilt brass collar badge worn by the New Zealand Engineers during WW1. Slight variation on the other I have listed, in that its slightly small in size and has two defined ridges between the flame and the ball of the grenade. Some traces of a brown paint to flame still present, along with two D shaped copper looped lugs to back. Firm and original. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 Engineer Collar Badge - Pair A pair of gilt brass collar badges worn by various units of the WW1 New Zealand Engineers. Both badges are in good, but slightly polished condition, with original traces of gilt to front. To back, both have 2 copper looped lugs, firm and original. No maker mark to either.
New Zealand WW1 era Infantry Reinforcement Swweethearts Badge A gold and silver (but not marked) collar sized sweethearts badge based on the style worn in New Zealand by the 34th Infantry Reinforcements onwards. A silver frame, with the words "Expeditionary Force" in lower banner and a gold overlay of the letters "NZ". Some wear/polishing overall, especially noticeable to lower banner. To back, broach fitting is broken, and missing the pin, but hook and hinge are still present and in good order. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 era NZ Engineers Sweethearts/Assocation Badge A gilt brass and enamel sweethearts or ex-servicemens association badge to the New Zealand Engineers. Its in the shape of a NZE Cap badge, but just slightly smaller, with Red/White and Blue enamel to front. Some damage to White enamel (just above NZE), and with only the hinge and hook present to back. Some old glue from a label is also present to back.
New Zealand WW1 era Pin Badge - Band of the 1st Batt, The Southland Regt A wonderful, small metal and celluloid pin, I presume given or sold to raise funds for the WW1 NZ 8th (Southland) Infantry Regiment. The badge depicts the Cap Badge of the regiment, with the words around the outer edge of "Band of First Battalion, The Southland Regiment, Est 1867". Pin badge is in good condition, with just some slight rust stains show through to front. To back, the tin plating is worn, with some slight surface rust. Original pin is still attached. Maker marked to "Odell, Chch" (Christchurch, NZ).
New Zealand WW1 era Sweethearts Badge A 1st Expeditionary Force collar badge size sweethearts badge in Gold and Silver (though not marked to either). Silver backing, with bottom scroll with the words "Expeditionary Force". The NZ has a gold overlay with a small name plaque with "Jessie" engraved. A soldiers wife or girlfriend?. Note to back, pin is missing and hook has been bent back. Hinge is still present with short length of pin attached. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 era Sweethearts Pin/Badge A collar size gilt brass and enamel sweethearts badge to the the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Red enamel to crown, with green to the letters "NZ", then blue to base, badge is in good condition, with some light wear to gilt finish. There is a slight chip/fault to blue enamel between the letters "R" and "Y" in Expeditionary. To back pin, hook and hinge are in good working order. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 Expeditionary Forces Sweethearts Badge A silver and gold (not marked) collar size sweethearts badge worn by the 34th Infantry Reinforcements and subsequent drafts. This would have been given as a gift to a wife, girlfriend or loved-one to remember them, while training and going oversea's. The badge has a gold "NZ" and plaque (for name - which there is none), on a silver frame, with "Expeditionary Force" to lower scroll. No maker mark to back. Pin, hook and hinge are in good working order, but note hook may be a replacement and account for grinding/damage to center back of badge.
New Zealand WW1 French Infantry Advancing - Postally Used A superb, WW1 era postcard (used), depicting WW1 French Infantry advancing through wire entanglements in full field gear. To back is a message between friends, with the card posted within New Zealand (note the 1 penny NZ stamp) to a address in Clandeboye, in South Canterbury (now home to one of New Zealand's largest Dairy Factories), near Temuka/Timaru. Card is in good condition, with just slight rounding of corners. I can't make out a postage date from the postmark, but they do mention receiving letters from "Bob" in France.
New Zealand WW1 Machine Gun Corps Collar Badge A single, gilt brass, two piece collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Machine Gun Corps (NZMGC). Slight wear and polishing to front of badge, with a slight bend on lower left gun. Traces of polish to both front and back of badge. To back are three D shaped copper looped lugs, all firm and correct, with a makers plaque of "J R Gaunt, London" to center back. Note the NZ title at base of badge has been brazed on separately (which is correct for this period of use).
New Zealand WW1 Medal - 30797 Pte. G. W. Gower N.Z.E.F - Sole Entitlement A single, silver, full size British War Medal, correctly impressed to 30979 Pte. George William Gower N.Z.E.F. George lists his occupation before enlistment as a Wool Scourer from Onehunga. He was part of the 20th A (Auckland) infantry Reinforcements and left New Zealand in late 1916. He saw two years service oversea's where he served as a cook at Sling, in England. He returned in 1919 to New Zealand as "unfit for service" due to Rheumatism. He died in 1929 due to Influenza in Auckland. As he never went to France, he was not entitled to any other medal other than his BWM. A replacement ribbon is attached, which is slightly frayed at one end. His service record is on-line and here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE18740125
New Zealand WW1 Medal 10/1405 Pte. A.G. Banks NZEF - DOW 8th Aug 1915 A full size, WW1 1914-15 Star to 10/1405 Private Arthur George Banks. Arthur's name is correctly impressed to the back of the Star. His occupation was a Laborer, and gave his address in Gisborne, NZ. He was born in England. Arthur started his service on the 22th of Dec 1914, as part of the B Coy, 3rd Infantry Reinforcements. He left New Zealand on the 14th of Feb 1915 to join his unit, the Wellington Infantry Battalion in the Dardanelles and at Gallipoli. On the 30th of May, Arthur was appointed cook in the W.I.B, a position which he held until the 8th of August 1915. Arthur took part in attack on Chunuk Bair, where the Wellingtons famously held the apex for a few hours, until they and other British and New Zealand units were overrun, with horrendous casualties. Arthur was bayoneted to the shoulder, arms and legs on that day, but was evacuated out to a Hospital ship at sea, where he sadly died of his wounds on the 15th of August 1915. He was buried at Sea. He was aged 26. Arthur is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey and also at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories. His small service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22275409 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with short length of original ribbon. His full entitlement would have been a British War and Victory Medal, death plaque and scroll to go with this 1914-15 Star. I do not know the where-a-bouts of his other medals.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 10/1499 Pte. H R. Green NZEF A full size, WW1 Silver British Medal to 10/1499 Private Herbert Richard Green. Herbert's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was Wool Classer, for the Wanganui Dairy Co, in Wanganui. He gives his Mothers address in St Albans, Christchurch as next of Kin. He was born in Brackwell, Tasmania. Herbert started his service on the 15th of Dec 1914, and spend 3 years and 179 days first in Egypt, Gallipoli, France/Western Front and then back in NZ, initially with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, but he transferred to the Wellington Infantry Regiment, while in Egpyt on the 2nd of Aug 1915. He joined that unit on the 11th of Aug 1915 (so missed Chunuk Bair). Herbert's file is long and complicated, so excuse if I have it wrong: - Joined 15th of Dec 1914 and trained in NZ till 13th of Feb 1915 - Left NZ 14th of Feb 1915 for Egypt as a Infantry Reinforcement for the Wellington Infantry Battalion - Transferred to the C Coy, Canterbury Mounted Rifles on the 25th of Feb 1915 while at sea, on board a Troopship. - Landed in Egypt and sent to Zeitoun Military Camp. - 18th of May 1915 - Fell out with the Army - 21 days Detention (absent from roll call, failing to obey orders, using obscene language, refusing to obey a order from a N.C.O). - Transferred from CMR to the Wellington Infantry Battalion on the 2nd of Aug 1915. - Joined unit (the WIB) at Gallipoli on the 11th of Aug 1915. - Caught Influenza at Gallipoli and was evacuated out to Malta between the 15th and 16th of Sept 1915. - 25th of Oct 1915, was evacuated to England, and Grey Towers (via Liverpool). - 20th of March 1916 - Fell out with the Army again - 168 hours detention (breaking out of camp while a defaulter and infectious patient, absent until arrested by the G.M.P in London, (something.... I can't read it in his service file), drunk, resisting arrest). - Transferred to No 24 General Hospital Etaples (France) - 17th of May 1916 - Transferred to NZ Convalescence Hospital Carrington (Nottingham) - 5th of June 1916 - Transferred to Convalescence Hospital Woodcock (Epsom) - 1st of July 1916 - Transferred to Convalescence Hospital Grey Towers (again) - 6th of July 1916 - Discharged from Hospital to Codford - 19th of March 1917 - Appointed Cook at Depo - 20th of March 1917 - Relinquished position of Cook - 5th of May 1917 - 16th of June 1917 - Fell out with Army again - AWOL at Codford - received 7 days C.B. - 15th of Aug 1917 - dispatched back to New Zealand - Went on Leave from the Army, and is noted that he saw no service between 24th of Jan 1918 to 25th of Aug 1918 (so was not paid by the Army) - Re-enrolled as a Reinforcement in the C Coy 43rd Infantry Reinforcement - 27th Aug 1918 - Transferred to C Coy 44th - Infantry Reinforcement - 15th Oct 1918 - Transferred to A Coy 44th - Infantry Reinforcement - 2nd Dec 1918 - Transferred to NZ Army Medical Corps 14th of May 1919 - Posted to Cashmere Military Sanatorium - 22nd of Sept 1919 A surprising end to a chap who clearly didn't get on with the Army, yet liked Army life. The Cashmere Military Sanatorium opened in 1919 for soldiers who had returned from the war with tuberculosis. In 1925, with many of the soldier’s discharged, this became the civilian men’s sanatorium. However, in 1928 there were still some soldiers left who had spent the last ten years recovering. Known as the upper sanatorium, it closed in 1932. His long service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16788562 His medal is in a light toned, uncleaned condition. With a long length of replacement ribbon. His full entitlement would also have been a 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal, along with this BWM.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 10/3070 2nd/Lt. P. Robertson NZEF - WIB A full size, WW1 1914-15 Star to 10/3070 2nd Lieutenant Percy Robertson. Percy's name is correctly impressed to the back of his 1914-15 Star. His occupation was Farmer with his next of kin and his address in Taumarunui, King Country, NZ. He was born in Cambridge, NZ. Percy started his service on the 15th of June 1915, as part of the 7th (B Coy) Infantry Reinforcements, and went on to serve 3 years and 199 days oversea's with the 1st Batt, Wellington Infantry Regiment. He started off with the rank of Private, and looks to have been promoted through the ranks from L/Corporal, Corporal, L/Sergeant, Sergeant and then 2nd Lieutenant on in October 1918. He saw service in Egypt in 1915/1916, and then France and the Western Front from 1916 to 1918. He returned to NZ in March 1919, and was Demobed/Struck Off Strength in July 1919. Like all officer files, there are only a few pages to his service record, but it does show his list of promotions and courses/units he was attached to. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20806741 His medal is in good, uncleaned condition. With a long length of original ribbon. His full entitlement would also have been a BWM, Victory Medal, along with this 1914-15 Star.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 10/640 Pte. D. Duffy NZEF - WIB/NZMGC A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 10/640 Private David Duffy. David's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Horse Trainer, for a M Skelley, and gave his address as New Plymouth (NZ). He was born in Wellington. David started his service on the 18th of Aug 1914, and was part of the main body which left New Zealand in October that year, for Egypt and the Gallipoli. He spent 3 years and 213 oversea's in Egypt (1914/1915/1916), Gallipoli (1915) and France/Western Front (1916/1917/1918) with initially the 1st Batt, Wellington Infantry Battalion and then the NZ Machine Gun Corps. David embarked for Gallipoli from Alexandria on the 12 of April 1915. There is no further entries other than him disembarking again in Alexandria on the 26th of May 1915. Why he came back is not indicated on his record. He re-joined his unit (the WIB) on the 1st of Jan 1916, but then transferred in Egypt, in March, to the NZ Machine Gun Corps, and joined number 1 Coy in France. In March 1917, he fell ill and was evacuated out of the lines, but rejoined his unit at the end of that month. On the 12th of October, 1917 he was wounded in action, in what is described as New Zealand "Darkest Day", where 843 NZ Soldiers were killed (and many, many more injured) within a few hours at Passchendaele. David received multiple Gun Shot Wounds to Back and Arms. He was evacuated out of the line and to various hospitals in France, where he was to heal. At the end of Feb 1918, he was classed as "C" Fit by a Medical board and sent to England, where they further classed him as "Unfit for Active Service on account of Wounds received in Action" (he also had emphysema due to Gas Poisoning). He returned to New Zealand in April 1918. He passed away in New Plymouth in 1938. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21373805 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with sadly no ribbon. His full entitlement would have been a 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal to go with this BWM. I do not know the where-a-bouts of his other medals.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 10934 Pte. H Wilson NZEF - DOW A full size Silver WW1 British War Medal to 10934 Private Henry Wilson. Henry's name is correctly impressed to rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Farmer, near Auckland, and gave a G.P.O address, with next of kin being his Mother at Te Atatu. He was born in England. Henry started his service on the 11th of Jan 1916, with A Coy, 12th Infantry Reinforcements. He proceeded oversea's in May that year and was assigned in France to the NZ Cycle Corps. In October that year, he caught Bronchitis, which had him hospitalised a number of times and eventually evacuated to England. In Feb 1917 he transferred to the 3rd Batt, Auckland Infantry Regt (while in England). He was at one stage appointed Cook, which he relinquished when he was wounded in action on the 14th of June 1917. He looks to have been shot 3 times (twice in the leg, and once in the arm). Sadly, he died of these wounds, 8 days later, on the 23rd of June 1917, and is buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France. Henry's full medal entitlement, is this BWM, a Victory Medal, a Death Plaque and scroll. I do not know where the other three items are His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22021668 His medal is in good uncleaned condition, but missing a length of ribbon (bought as is).
New Zealand WW1 Medal 11/738 Gnr. A. J. Bond NZEF - WMR (Gallipoli)/NZFA (France). A full size, WW1 1914/15 Star to 11/738 Gunner Arthur John Bond. Arthur's name is correctly impressed to the back of his 1914/15 Star. His occupation was a Bushman, working for P Bremes, Okaiawa, (town in Taranaki - N. Island, NZ). He lists his address as the Railway Hotel in Hawera. Arthur started his service on the 20th of Oct 1914, with the B Coy, 2nd NZ Mounted Reinforcements, and set sail later that year to Egypt where he joined the Wellington Mounted Rifles. He was deployed to Gallipoli and managed to stay safe until the 30th of May, where he receives a gunshot wound to the foot. He is sent to Lemnos to recover and then back to Gallipoli on the 8th of June. He was admitted sick on the 15th of July at ANZAC Cove and evacuated to Malta to recover. Eventually he was sent to England in October of that year (diagnosed Enteric Fever). He spent much of early 1916 in England, and then in May that year, transferred to the NZ Field Artillery. In Jan 1917 he was posted to the 4th Battery NZFA, and sent to France, where he served until the end of the War. He returned to NZ in Jan 1919. Arthur's full entitlement, was a BWM and Victory medal along with this 1914/15 Star. Sadly I do not know there where-abouts of the other two medals. His service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22277222 His medal is in good uncleaned condition, with a short length of replacement ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 12/2543 Pte. A Cooke NZEF - SEF & AIB KIA Gallipoli 8th Aug 1915 A full size, WW1 Gilt Victory Medal to 12/2543 Private Arthur Cooke. Arthur's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Ironmonger, with Bott (or Bolt) Brothers, Coalstoun Lakes, in Queensland. He gave a Nelson st, Auckland address, with his next of kin, his father, in Bridlington, England. He was born in Hull, England. Arthur started his service on the 11th of Aug 1914, and left New Zealand on the 15th of Aug 1914 to Samoa, as part of the Samoan Expeditionary Force (SEF), quickly put together to seize the German Colonies not far from New Zealand Shores. Arthur was given the service number of 1/596 in the SEF. His record also states that he had served in the British Army from 1903 to 1907. The SEF landed without difficulty in Samoa, and remained there until March 1915. Many of the men, like Arthur, returned to New Zealand, and then re-enlisted for duties elsewhere. Arthur's record shows that in April 1915, he was posted Private in the Auckland Infantry Battalion with a service number now of 12/2543. He left NZ on the 12th of June 1915, for Egypt and then Gallipoli. Arthur joined his unit on the 8th of August 1915 at Gallipoli. He was killed the same day, in the infamous attack on Chunuk Bair, which claimed the lives of so many Kiwi. Arthur is remembered on Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was 34 years old. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21897000 His medal is in good, uncleaned condition, with a length of original ribbon. His full entitlement would also have been a 1914-15 Star, BWM, Death Plaque and scroll with this Victory Medal. I have not yet found a photo of Arthur in any NZ papers, but it could be that he was remembered in a local Hull or Bridlington paper.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 12/3222 Sjt. C. G. Bell NZEF - WW2 570878 A full size, WW1 Gilt Victory Medal to 12/3222 Sergeant Cyril Gordon Bell. Cyril's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Shepard, and gave his address in St Heliers Bay (Auckland, NZ). He was born in Auckland. Cyril started his service on the 9th of July 1915, and was part of A Coy, 8th Infantry Reinforcements. He was 20 years old at signing. He spent 1 years and 317 days oversea's in Egypt (1915/1916) and France/Western Front (1916) with 15 Coy, 2nd Batt, Auckland Infantry Battalion. Cyril arrived in Suez on the 20th of Dec 1915, and had made Sergeant in his reinforcement draft, but when arriving in Moascar, Egypt, he was reduced to rank of Private. On the same day (9th of March 1916) he was promoted Lance Corporal (at Moascar). He then embarked for France and was duly promoted Corporal (13th Aug 1916) and full Sergeant (18th Oct 1916). Sadly in late Dec 1916, Cyril fell ill. Initially it was thought to be Bronchitis, and he was evacuated out of the line, but later, it was diagnosed as V.D.H or Valvular Disease of the Heart. He was eventually classed as unfit for further service , with now a permanent disability. He was sent home to New Zealand in July 1917 to be struck off and discharged from the army. In late 1941, as WW2 raged on, Cyril re-enrolled for home service in the Home Guard (he was now a Electrical Inspector for the Auckland Power Board, married, with one child). Cyril served from 5th of Jan 1942 to 4th of Aug 1943, and was given the service number of 570878, in the 1st Batt, N.M.R. (National Military Reserve) His WW2 record is extremely well complete (usually they are not) and gives great detail of his WW2 training at Narrow Neck, exercises around Avondale and Auckland etc... Looks to have also gained the rank (for the 3rd time) of Sergeant in WW2. But sadly again, his health looks to have caused issues, with some mentions of sick leave and hospital visits in his records. Note also he gets younger by a year in WW2. WW1 its states he was born in 1895, while WW2 his record says 1896... I imagine this is to get passed the age restrictions. His two sets of service files are here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=24065069&digital=yes and here: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20544285 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with a long length of original ribbon. Note the small amount of double sided tape to back of medal, which should clean off. The medal must have been mounted in the past. His full WW1 entitlement would have been a 1914-15 Star and British War Medal to go with this Victory, while his WW2 entitlement would have been a British Service Medal and New Zealand Service Medal. Both of which would not have been named, and are now missing with the other two.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 12/3984 T. V. G. Earby NZEF - MIA A full size, WW1 Silver Victory Medal to 12/3984 Private Thomas Victor Green Earby. Thomas' name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM medal. His occupation was a Miner, for Taupou Coal Co, in Huntly, North Island, NZ, giving his Mothers' address as next of kin (also in Huntly). Thomas was born in London, England. Thomas started his service on the 16th of Sept 1915, as part of A Coy, 10th Infantry Reinforcements, and left NZ on the 4th of March 1916 to join his unit the 16th Coy, 1st Batt, Auckland Infantry Regiment in France and the Western Front. Thomas was reported missing in Action on the 16th of Sept 1916 (Battle of the Somme), with his service file initially indicating that he was wounded. It was then updated to show a possible Killed in Action on this date on the 5th of Jan 1917. A Court of Enquiry was held on the 24th of March 1917, where he was declared killed in action on the 16th of Sept 1917. Harold Earby (90800), Thomas' brother, also lost his life in WW1 The image has been taken from the Auckland Cenotaph website here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C4357?n=12%2F3984&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch He is buried or has a memorial stone for him a in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20999923 His medal is in light toned, uncleaned condition. With a long length of replacement ribbon. His full entitlement would also have been a Victory Medal, scroll and death plaque, along with this BWM.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 15147 Lieut. J. W. Maclachlan NZEF A full size, WW1 gilt Victory Medal to 16147 Lieutenant James William Maclachlan. James' name is correctly impressed to the rims of his Victory medal. His occupation was a Sheep Farmer, for Mason Chambers in Tauroa, Havelock North (near Hastings, North Island, NZ), giving his Mothers' address as next of kin (in Wellington). James was born in Scotland. James started his service on the 17th of March 1916, and spent over a year in New Zealand (training?) He is recorded on his service file as a 2nd Lieutenant attached to 3 coy NZ Army Service Corps on the 19th of Aug 1917 in France, and is recorded as spending 1 year and 352 days oversea's with his unit the New Zealand Army Service Corps. He was also attached to the 1st and 2nd Coy NZ Divisional Train. James saw out the war, and for family reasons was given leave of absence in Dec 1918. He returned to NZ in March 1919 to be discharged. Like all officer files, his small, 2 page service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10922021&digital=yes His medal is in toned, uncleaned condition. With a long length of original ribbon. This is full entitlement would also have been a BWM with this Victory.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 17/133 TPR. W. S. McLeod NZEF - NZVC A full size, WW1 Victory Medal to 17/133 Trooper William Sutherland McLeod. William's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Farmer, and gave his address as Opunake (in Taranaki, south west of the North Island, NZ). He was born in Southland. William started his service on the 3rd of Nov 1914, as part of the 2nd Reinforcements. He trained and was part of the New Zealand Veterinarian Corps (hence the 17/ at the beginning of his medal). He left NZ on the 15th of Dec 1915, and arrived in Egypt, where he was to serve for 1 year and 238 days. William fell from a horse at a Remount Depot (in Egypt), and his left leg was seriously fractured on the 6th Nov 1915. He spent a number of months in hospital and was returned to his unit, the NZVC, in Feb 1916. He was appointed Cook in March that year. It seems that he didn't fully recover from the injury and was only fit for light duties. In June that year, the Army decided to send William home, as no longer fit for active service on account of injuries sustained while on active service. He was discharged in NZ from the Army in September 1916 where he returned to his wife and 3 children in Opunake. William states on his attestation papers that he served 5 years with the Opunake Mounted Rifles and 2 years with the Eltham Rifle Volunteers prior to WW1 (these were NZ Volunteer Milita units). His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10926403 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with a short length of original ribbon. His full entitlement would have been a 1914-15 Star and BWM, to go with this Victory Medal. I do not know the where-a-bouts of his other medals.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 18385 Tpr. T O'Connor NZEF - CMR A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 18385 Trooper Timothy O'Connor. Tim's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Jockey, for J.R. Mason, in Riccarton, Christchurch. He was borth in Orari (South Canterbury), and gives his Fathers/Brothers address of Cameron St, Ashburton as next of kin. Tim started his service on the 27th of July 1916, as part of C Coy, 20nd Mounted Rifles Reinforcements, and then left NZ to join the Canterbury Mounted Rifles in Egypt, where he saw 2 years and 252 days oversea's. He was briefly attached to the Gas School at Rafa, but sadly in October 1918, caught Malaria, which had him in and out of hospital a number of time. On the 29th of November, 1918, Tim was sent to Gallipoli as part of the returning New Zealand force which surveyed the old battlefields of 1915/16. Tim returned from the Dardanelles at the end of Jan 1919 to then be attached to various units in Egypt, he returned to New Zealand in Sept 1919. Lots of scope of research on this chap. His service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21381730 His medal is in dark, uncleaned toned, with much of the gilt finish now gone. It has a small length of ribbon attached, which is grubby and has old glue to back. His full entitlement would have been a Victory Medal and this BWM. I do not know the where-abouts of the other medal..
New Zealand WW1 Medal 18968 RFLM. D J Culhane N.Z.E.F A single, full size, silver WW1 British War medal to 18968 Rifleman Daniel Joseph Culhane. Daniel's name is correctly impressed to rim of medal. He was a Labourer from West Plains, Southland, and attested on the 5th of April, 1916, serving over 2 years in France with the D Coy, 4th Battalion of the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Happily he survived the war and returned to Southland in 1919. He was also awarded the Victory medal, which I sadly do not know the where-abouts of. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21005343
New Zealand WW1 Medal 25/402 RFLM. C. N. Moody NZEF - 3rd NZRB A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 25/402 Rifleman Cyril Newman Moody. Cyril's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM medal. His occupation was Farmer, with his Mothers address listed as next of kin in Linton (near Palmerston North, N Island, NZ). He was born in Linton, NZ. Cyril started his service on the 12th of Oct 1915, and went on to spend 2 years and 42 days first in Egypt, and then in France/Western Front with D Coy, 3rd Battalion of the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Cyril caught Measles in July 1916, and saw him Hospitalised in France. He rejoined his unit at the end of the month. but in August, he received 14 days Field Punishment No,1 for refusing to return to his billet. He was sent to a detention camp, and returned to his unit. He was wounded in action (as recorded on his file) on the 7th of June 1917, with Shell Shock, which he was hospitalised. He rejoined his unt, and then was sent on leave to the UK on the 31st of July 1917. He went AWOL, and was caught and rejoined his unit on the 1st of Sept 1917. He was sentenced under Field General Court Marshall, and sentenced to 90 days Field Punishment No.1. This was confirmed by Colonel A. E Stewart, Regiment CO of the 3rd NZRB. On the 12th of Oct 1917 (Battle of Passchendale), he was wounded in action, with a gunshot wound to the right thigh. He was evacuated to England to recover. Deemed no longer fit for active service, he was returned to NZ in Jan 1918 and discharged from the Army. He was accidentally killed in Oct 1935, when a tree fell on him (not the one he was apparently cutting at the time), in Taihape, NZ. His rather long service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21376701&digital=yes His medal is in a light toned, uncleaned condition. His full entitlement would also have been a Victory Medal, along with this BWM.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 32262 L/Cpl. D'A Walden NZEF - CIR A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 32262 Lance Corporal D'Arcy Walden. D'Arcy's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Plumber, for J Winlove of Waipukurau (south of Hastings, in the North Island of NZ). He gives his address as Waipukurau, but his next of kin (his Father) as Havelock North. He was born in Hastings (NZ). D'Arcy started his service on the 24th of July 1916, as part of the F Coy, 19th Rifle Brigade Reinforcements. He spent 2 years and 161 days oversea's in France (1917) initially with the 12th Coy, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. D'Arcy made Lance Corporal on the 31st of Aug 1917, but was wounded in action on the 4th of Oct 1917 and the advance at Gravenstafel (Battle of Passchendaele) with a Gun Shot Wound to the Arm. He was evacuated out to England to recover, and was assigned to Depot duties at Codford for the remainder of the War. In Feb, 1919, D'Arcy was sent home, to New Zealand. He was discharged from the Army in April 1919. D'Arcy passed away in May 1960, in Napier. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21095566 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with length of original ribbon which has been sewn closed at top. His full entitlement would have been a Victory Medal, to also go with this BWM. I do not know the where-a-bouts of his other medal.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 36586 Pte. A Ferguson N.Z.E.F - Auckland Rifles A single, full size, silver WW1 British War medal to 36586 Private Alexander Ferguson. Alexander's name is correctly impressed to rim of medal. He was a Carter from Dunedin, and attested on the 20th of Sept, 1916, serving over 2 years in France with the 2nd Battalion of the Auckland Rifles. In April 1918 he was also attached to the Royal Engineers 252nd Tunneling Company. On the 11th of October 1918, he reported wounded, and its recorded on the 14th of Oct, that he received a Gunshot wound to the back, resulting in a punctured Lung. He was eventually evacuated back to New Zealand in 1919. Alexander passed away in 1947, in Lawrence, Otago. He was also awarded the Victory medal, which I sadly do not know the where-abouts of. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21002564 Medal is in good, polished condition, with a small piece of replacement ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 38103 RFLM. K. Anderson NZEF A full size gilt WW1 Victory Medal to 38103 Rifleman Karl Anderson. Karl's name is correctly impressed to rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Miner, and born in Stockholm. He gave a address of Grey St, in Auckland. Karl started his service on the 16th of Oct 1916, with H Coy, 22nd Rifle Brigade Reinforcements. He proceeded oversea's in Feb 1917 and spent 1 year and 200 days with the A Coy, 2nd Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in France and the Western Front. On the 17th of Aug, 1917 Karl was wounded in action (shrapnel wound to the leg) and was evacuated to England to recover. In England it was decided that due to his injury and complications + age (he was 43) that he was no longer fit for active Service. Karl was placed on the NZ Roll and returned to New Zealand. Interestingly he states that he served/trained in a NZ Contingent for the South African War (1899 to 1902)... its hard to make out, but looks either the 12th or 13th Contingent... which would never have left NZ (the 10th Contingent just arrived to see the end of the hostilities in SA in 1902, with the 11th arriving, but then returning back to NZ) on his attestation papers for WW1. His long service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22270195 His medal is in good, toned condition, with some trace of gilt still to front. Attached is a small length of original ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 50366 TPR. W. P. Andrews NZEF A full size, WW1 Gilt Bronze Victory Medal to 50366 Trooper William Percival Andrews. William's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory medal. His occupation was a Draughtsman, with an address in Collin Street, Lower Hut. William started his service on the 13th of Feb 1917, as part of B Coy, 30th Mounted Rifles Reinforcement Draft. He joined his unit, The Wellington Mounted Rifles in Palestine, and served in the Middle East. Sadly he caught Malaria in Sept 1918, which saw him hospitalised and eventually discharged to camp and Cairo. He rejoined his unit in May 1919 and served until Novemeber, where he then returned back to New Zealand. His small duplicate file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20543767 His medal is in dark, toned condition, with a length of original ribbon sew in a loop.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 53071 Sjt. A. V. Robinson NZEF A full size, WW1 Gilt Victory Medal to 53071 Sergeant Albert Victor Robinson. Albert's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Laborer, for a Farmer, G. G Oliver in Mangaweka, NZ. His next of kin's address (Mother) was in Palmerston North. He was born in Waimate (South Canterbury, NZ). Albert started his service on the 9th of Feb 1917, as part of B Coy, 28th Infantry Reinforcements. He left New Zealand on the 14th of July 1917 to spend 2 years and 70 days oversea's in France and the Western Front, with the 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment. Albert managed to stay safe and well. Two bouts of sickness, but nothing major. His three other brothers also served during WW1. Alec John ROBINSON was killed in action in 1917, while brothers Charles Nicholas and Lawrence survived like Albert. Albert passed away in 1970, and is buried in Waimate. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20806862 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with a long length of original ribbon attached. His full entitlement would have also been a BWM, along with this Victory.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 56370 Pte. F. C. Shaw NZEF - AIR A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 56370 Private Frank Couper Shaw. Frank's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Farmer, at Waikumete, in Glen Eden, Auckland. It is now famous as New Zealand's largest Cemetery. Frank gives his address and next of kin as living in Waikumete. He was born in the USA. Frank started his service on the 25th of May 1917, as part of A Coy, 29th Infantry Reinforcements, but before the war, he served in the Senior Cadets, in No. 1 Field Ambulance of the N.Z. Medical Corps. He left New Zealand on the 13th of Aug 1917 to spend 2 years and 51 days oversea's in France and the Western Front, with the 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment. Frank managed to stay relatively unhurt. He had a bad case of the Measles in Nov 1917 (before he joined his unit in the field), and then in Feb 1918, caught a severe case of Pneumonia. Both instances had him hospitalised in the UK. He was briefly attached to the Machine Gun Depot in the UK in June 1918, but ended the war in the 3rd Reserve Batt for the Auckland Infantry Regiment. He was then posted to Sling, in the UK, and had three infractions with the camp authorities. In August 1919, he was finally sent home to NZ, where he was discharged in October that year. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7816157 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with a minor score line around the rim (I don't believe that someone has tried to erase the name, rather its a fault with the die on making the medal). It has a long length of replacement ribbon. His full entitlement would also have been a Victory Medal, along with this BWM.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 58119 Tpr. A. V. Buckton NZEF - Attached to Imperial Camel Corps A full size, single WW1 Gilt Bronze Victory Medal to 58119 Trooper Albert Victor Buckton. Albert's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory medal. His occupation was a Veterinarian Assistant to a Dr M Anderson, in Christchurch, and seems to have lived in Worcester Street. He appears to have enlisted twice, first from 11th of Feb to 29th of Sept 1916, as part of the 13th Mounted Reinforcements, and then the NZ Veterinary Corps (from April 1916), but was discharged. He then served from 20th of Aug 1917 to 30th of Apr 1919 as part of the 34th Mounted Reinforcements. It was in this latter period that Albert saw service overseas for 1 year and 110 days with the 16th Coy, Imperial Camel Corps from 12th of Jan 1918 to 20th of July 1918. He then fell ill (Dysentery) and was transferred on the 2nd of Nov 1918 to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. He was discharged in late April 1919 as "physically unfit due to illness contracted while on active service". He past away in Feb, 1966 His full entitlement would have been a British War Medal as well as this Victory Medal. I do not know where the BWM is. His WW1 Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21889576 Medal is in OK condition, with much wear and tone to gilt finish. A small piece of original (and slightly grubby) Victory ribbon is attached, and sewn in a loop. New Zealand Imperial Camel Corps items are very rare!!!
New Zealand WW1 Medal 6/2629 Pte. L. Gibbson NZEF - CIR - KIA A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 6/2629 Private Lawrence Gibson. Lawrence's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Farmer, and gave his address as Kaituna (in the Marlborough Region of NZ - top of the South Island, North West of Blenheim). He was born in Kaituna. Lawrence started his service on the 19th of April 1915, as part of the C Coy, 6th Infantry Reinforcements. He looks to have been sent to the Dardanelles, but not Gallipoli, rather Mudros, on the 30th of Sept 1915, where he joined his unit, the Canterbury Infantry Regiment. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, Lawrence arrived in Alexandra (Egypt) on the 30th of Dec 1915, and would remain there for the NZ divisional re-organisation until the 6th of April 1916, where he then embarked for France. Sadly, Lawrence was killed in action on the 11th of July 1916, on the Somme, at ‎Armentaries. He was aged 30. He is buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. His image has been taken from the Auckland Cenotaph website, which also includes information on the various memorials he is remembered on in NZ. The site is here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C5467?n=6%2F2629&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16785862 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with length of replacement ribbon. His full entitlement would have been a 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal, death plaque and scroll to go with this BWM. I do not know the where-a-bouts of his other medals.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 6/3788 Pte. B. Murphy NZEF - CIR A full size, WW1 Gilt Victory Medal to 6/3788 Private Bert Murphy. Bert's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Labourer for the Newspaper, The Wellington Evening Post, with his next of kins (his Sister) and his address as being in Wanganui, He was born in Dunedin. Bert started his service on the 23rd of Oct 1915 as part of C Coy, 9th Infantry Reinforcement Draft, and saw 1 year and 124 days in Egypt and France/Western Front, with the 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. He arrived in time for the Divisional re-organisation in Egypt, after Gallipoli and then went on to France, with his unit. In October 1916, Bert went sick, with initial diagnosis as being myalgia (pain in a group of muscles). He was evacuated out to the UK, and in Jan 1917, was classed as "Unfit for Further Service. Its is noted that he had Shell Shock and Rheumatism. He was sent back to NZ in March 1917, and was struck off strength/discharged in June that year. Happily Bert carried on life and passed away in 1961. His long service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21378806 His full entitlement would have also been a BWM, to go with this Victory Medal. His medal is in good condition, with tone to the gilt finish. A long length of original ribbon is attached to the medal.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 6/4034 Pte. W Fox NZEF - CIR A full size, WW1 Silver British War Medal to 6/4034 Private William Fox. William's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his BWM. His occupation was a Farm Laborer, at Bluecliff, St Andrews (a small town, south if Timaru, NZ). He was born in Kent, England. William started his service on the 17th of Sept 1915, as part of C Coy, 10th Infantry Reinforcements, but was transferred to C Coy, 11th in Feb 1916. He left New Zealand to spend 1 years and 282 days oversea's initially in Egypt, then France and the Western Front, with the 1st Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. He has a bit of a checkered record.... with a few issues of AOL while training in NZ, and while in the field in France as part of 12th Coy 1st Battalion, CIR, was found to be drunk and received 14 days Field Punishment No. 2 (signed off by Lt Col R Young) in Aug 1916. William became ill in July 1917, and was evacuated out of the line and to England, where in Nov 1917, he was classed as "Unfit for Active Service on account of Illness contracted while on Active Service". He was struck off the NZ roll and sent back to NZ, where he was discharged in April 1918. William passed away in 1948, in Timaru. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21004569 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with long lengths of replacement ribbon attached. His full entitlement would have been a Victory medal as well as this BWM. I do not know the where-a-bouts of his other.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 6/4101 Pte. J. McCarthy - NZEF - DOW A full size, WW1 gilt Victory Medal to Private John McCarthy. John's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Labourer, living in Timaru, but he was originally from Ireland. John started his service on the 17th of Nov 1915, and was part of C Coy, 10th Infantry Reinforcements. John arrived after hostilities had ceased in Gallipoli, so landed in Egypt in April, and was part of the re-organisation of the NZ Forces before they embarked for France. John joined the 2nd Batt, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. Sadly, John died of wounds on the 20th of Sept 1916, from which he had received 4 days earlier (16th of Sept), and was in part of the action where between the 15-22 September, the NZers capture Switch and Flers trenches during Battle of Flers-Courcelettehe. This was of course a small battle in what was the Battle of the Somme. He is buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France. His service file is here on NZ Archway (Note NZ Archway says that his service number is 6/4107, but if you open the file, you can see that it is indeed 6/4101 as per the number on the rim of the medal): https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10922695&digital=yes His medal is in dark toned, with a spot of oxidation to one face. Note the ring attaching the ribbon to the medal is also bent out of shape. John's full entitlement is this Victory Medal, a BWM, Death Plaque and scroll. I do not know where the other items are.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 7/40 Tpr. M.A. Duggan - SCMR - WIA Gallipoli A full size, WW1 Gilt Victory Medal to 7/40 Trooper Michael Andrew Duggan. Michael's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a self-employed Engine Driver, with his last address as given as Waimate (South Island, N.Z) and next of kin living in/care of Knapdale Post Office, Gore (again South Island). He was born in Clinton, Otago (NZ). Michael started his service on the 13th of Aug 1914 and was part of the main body of the NZ Expeditionary Force which left in Oct that year for Egypt. His unit was the 8th (South Canterbury) Mounted Rifles. He spent 1 year and 111 days oversea's. He arrived in early December 1914 in Alexandria, but with the next entry on his file for Gallipoli, where he was admitted to the NZ Field Ambulance at ANZAC (ANZAC Cove) on the 27th of May 1915 with a illness. He was then discharged (31st of May) to his unit. On the 26th of July 1915, while at Walkers Ridge, he received a gunshot wound to the left knee. He was evacuated out via Malta to England, where he was classed as unfit for further service and returned to NZ, where he was then struck off strength in March 1916. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20998971 His medal is in OK condition, with gilt finish now black in places. The ring to the medal is a replacement, and the ribbon, though original, is short, with remnants of glue to back. His full entitlement would also have been a 1914-15 Star and BWM, with this Victory Medal. He probably would have received a Silver Wound Badge as well, but this is not recorded on his file. In 2004, a relative claimed his Gallipoli Medallion. Michael Passed away in 1965, in Napier. Image was taken by a friend from the Otago Witness, a paper of the time.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 72426 Rflm. D M Sime N.Z.E.F A single, full size, silver WW1 British War medal to 72426 Rifleman David Masterton Sime. David's name is correctly impressed to rim of medal. He was a Yardman from Kaikorai, Dunedin, and attesting on the 15th of Sept, 1917, serving 350 days overseas with the 1st Battalion, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He was ill in late 1918, with a bout of Bronchitis, but re-joined unit (in the field) on the 31st of Oct 1918. He returned to New Zealand in April 1919. David was also entitled to a British Victory Medal, which I do not know the where-abouts of. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7817129 Medal is in good, slightly polished condition, with a short length of replacement ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 74081 RFLM. F.C.V Clarke N.Z.E.F - Sole Entitlement A single, full size, silver WW1 British War medal to 74081 Frederick Cannom Victor Clark. Fred's name is correctly impressed to rim of medal. He was a medical student, from Remuera, NZ, and attesting on the 24th of Oct, 1917, and serving 224 days overseas as a Rifleman, with the Reserve Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade in England. He did NOT got to France, but arrived in England in October. He was initially with the 38th Infantry Reinforcements in NZ, but was held back and received NCO training in the 41st/42nd Reinforcement drafts. This is Fred's sole entitlement, and he returned back to New Zealand to be discharged in early 1919. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21894457 Medal is in good, slightly polished condition, with a short length of replacement ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 78101 Cpl. W. J. Whiteford N.Z.E.F - Sole Entitlement A single, full size, silver WW1 British War medal to 78101 Corporal William John Whiteford. William's name is correctly impressed to rim of medal. He was a Insurance Clerk, from Auckland, NZ, and attesting on the 4th of April, 1918, and serving 1 year and 112 days overseas with the Auckland Infantry Regiment. He was with the 3rd Reserve Battalion of the AIR in Sling, England. This seems to be William's sole entitlement, and he returned back to New Zealand to be discharged in early 1920. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22018711&digital=yes Medal is in good, slightly polished condition, with a short length of replacement ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medal 9/1977 BDR C. A. Steven NZEF - OMR/NZFA A full size, WW1 Gilt Victory medal to 9/1977 Bombardier Clement Alexander Steven. Clement's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his Victory Medal. His occupation was a Bank Clerk, for the National Bank, in Oamaru, which he gave as his address. His next of kin, was given as Clinton, Otago. He was born in Scotland. Clement started his service on the 19th of Oct 1915, as part of the D Sqn, 9th Mounted Rifles Reinforcements (he got to the rank of Sergeant in the Reinforcements and also the OMR in Egypt). He left New Zealand to spend 3 year and 142 days oversea's, with his unit, the Otago Mounted Rifles (in Egypt - 1916) and then the New Zealand Field Artillery (Egypt - 1916, France - 1917 to 1919). Clement arrived in Egypt after the withdrawal of the New Zealand Forces from Gallipoli. The Otago Mounted Rifles, like all NZMR units, had fought as dismounted Infantry at Gallipoli. In early 1916, it was decided that the Otago's would go with the Infantry to France, and be absorbed into the units which were to make up the NZ and ANZAC Divisions. On the 11th of March 1916, Clement was transferred to the 3rd Brigade of the New Zealand Field Artillery. Clement held various ranks during the war, from Temporary Corporal to Acting Sergeant (and both at the same time!!). Which he relinquished or was granted again. He arrived in France in April 1916, and was attached to the D.A.C (Divisional Ammunition Column - Mounted Transport) at Etaples. He seemed to then survive the War relatively unscathed, with a brief attachment to the Artillery School in March 1918, and some periods of leave in both France and the UK. He was also attached to the 6th Battery, NZFA in Sept 1918. He had a couple of brief hospital visits (Hemorrhoids - 1918, VD Section, Feb 1919 - Codford - UK), and then returned in April 1919 to New Zealand to be discharged from the Army in June that year. Clement passed away in 1961 in Dunedin. His long service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7821155 His medal is in good, but uncleaned condition, with short length of original ribbon. His full entitlement is a British War Medal as well as this Victory.
New Zealand WW1 Medal Duo 23866 Pte. A S Nichols N.Z.E.F A full size, pair of silver WW1 British War and Victory Medal to 23866 Private Arthur Samuel Nichols. Arthur's name is correctly impressed to rim of both medals. He was a Gardner working for Mauriceville Council (north of Masterton), and started service on the 18th of Feb, 1916, serving 1 year and 296 days overseas with the 2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment in France. He was repeatedly sick/ill (issues with hip) and in January 1918, was declared "unfit for active service". He returned to New Zealand in Feb 1918. This is Arthur full entitlement. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21380451 Medals are in good, slightly polished condition, with long lengths of original ribbons.
New Zealand WW1 Medal Duo 37887 Pte. R J W Stewart N.Z.E.F A full size, pair of silver WW1 British War and gilt Victory Medal to 37887 Private Ryder John William Stewart. Ryder's name is correctly impressed to rim of both medals. He was a Orchardist, living in Fielding, New Zealand. He started his service on the 16th of Oct, 1916, serving 1 year and 238 days overseas with the 2nd Battalion, 10th Company, Otago Infantry Regiment in France. He was wounded in action on the 4th of August 1917, with a gunshot wound to the Face and Jaw. Ryder spent the rest of 1917 and much of 1918 in hospitals in England. He returned to New Zealand in August 1918. This is Ryders full entitlement, though he would have been entitled to a Silver War/Wound Badge, which sadly I do not have, and who's number is not currently found in New Zealand Military records. His full Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=7821731 Medals are in good, slightly polished condition, with lengths of replacement ribbons.
New Zealand WW1 Medal Trio 8/1105 Pte. G J Grey N.Z.E.F A full size trio of 1914/15 star, Silver British War and Gilt Victory Medal to 8/1105 Private Grattan James Grey. Grattan's name is correctly impressed to back of 1914/15 star and both rims of the BWM/Victory medal. He was a Postal Cadet, and came from Dunedin (but born Wellington, NZ). He started his service on the 13th Aug, 1914, and saw 1 year and 177 days overseas as part of the Otago Infantry Regiment and the NZ Army Postal Service. He was wounded (gunshot wound to right ankle) at ANZAC (Gallipoli) around the 4th of Sept 1915, and is then transferred to Hospital ship and England to recover. On the 21st of Feb 1916, he embarks back to New Zealand, no longer "physically fit" for active service on account of his wounded ankle. This is his full entitlement, and also includes his Silver wound or war badge, numbered NZ26380. Included is a 9 ct gold Cricket medal to "G Gray, Batt Aver, B Team, 1910-11" with the initials of the club to reverse of "H.C.C" His small Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16788963 Medals are in good, uncleaned condition, with SWB a dark, uncleaned tone.
New Zealand WW1 Medal Trio to 10/2831 SJT. Howard Harry Sutton A court mounted trio of medals, all correctly impressed to 10/2831 SJT. H.H. Sutton. Howard was part of the 7th Infantry Reinforcements, which left NZ on 9th Oct 1915. His last occupation was Schoolmaster in Island Bay, Wellington. He was 29 at time of sailing. Howard served with the Wellington Infantry Regiment in both Egypt and France (not Gallipoli), but in 1917 he contracted Spinal Meningitis, and was evacuated to London, and eventually back to NZ. He was discharged from the N.Z.E.F on the 21st Nov 1917, "no longer physically fit due to illness contracted on active service". His Auckland War Memorial entry is here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C56461 His full WW1 service record along with the record of his medal entitlement is here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE11083840 The three medals are in good to fine condition. They have been cleaned/polished, and please note they have been mounted by a fellow soldier Sgt Haggerty of the Royal New Zealand Engineers (RNZE)... as per paper label attached to the back of the medals.
New Zealand WW1 Medal Trio to 23/755 SJT. George Edward Fricker A original WW1 medal trio correctly impressed to 23/755 SJT. G. E. Fricker NZEF. George Edward Fricker was from Black Point, North Otago (South Island, New Zealand). He was 20 years old, when enlisting in May 1915. He left NZ on the 9th October 1915, and arrived in Egypt, where he underwent further training and joined the newly formed 1st Battalion of the 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He served the duration of the war, and was wounded a number of times (nose, heels and a bad dose of Pneumonia) in France, and rose to the rank of Sergent. Medals are in good condition with some wear and toning. They all have their original ribbons and the set comes with a ribbon bar. George past away on the 29th of Sept 1972, in Oamaru (South Island, NZ). George's Auckland War Memorial entry is here: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C43715 And his full military service record is here: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16795301
New Zealand WW1 Medals 12/2767 Pte. C. H. McGeahan NZEF - AIR A full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and gilt Victory Medal to 12/2767 Private Charles McGeahan. Charles' name is correctly impressed to the rims of both medals. His occupation was a Labourer, in Te Kuiti (south of Hamilton, NZ), giving his sisters' address as next of kin (St Albans, Christchurch). Charles was born in Auckland. Charles started his service on the 17th of April 1915, as part of A Coy of the 6th Infantry Reinforcements and saw 2 year and 72 days oversea's with his unit the Auckland Infantry Regiment. Someone at the Auckland Cenotaph has noted down Charles' Service record as follows: "Joined Auckland Infantry Bn, Mudros, 29 Sept 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Joined 1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Moascar, 29 March 1916. Tried by Field General Court Martial, 3 April 1916, on charge of drunkenness. Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 10 July 1916; rejoined 1st Bn, Auckland Infantry Regiment, Armentieres, 28 July 1916. Found guilty, 19 August 1916, of being absent without leave, 17-18 August 1916 (13 hours): forfeited 4 days' ordinary pay, and 2 days' pay by Royal Warrant. Wounded in action, 25 September 1916 (gun shot wound, left hand: blown up by a shell; landed on hand which bent under him); admitted to 15th Corps Collecting Station, 28 September 1916; transferred same day to 5th General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 30 September 1916, and admitted to No 1 NZ General Hospital, Brockenhurst, 3 October 1916; attached to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 14 October 1916. Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, 3 February 1917; marched in to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 9 February 1917. Admitted to No 3 NZ General Hospital, 11 February 1917 (scabies); discharged to Headquarters, 14 March 1917. Found guilty, Codford, 20 March 1917, of being absent without leave, 11 pm, 14 March, to 8.30 pm, 17 March 1917; Forfeited 4 days' pay, and loss of 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant. Classified unfit by Medical Board, 4 August 1917, and placed on NZ Roll. Commenced return to New Zealand from Plymouth on board HMNZT 'Remuera', 27 August 1917; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action), 23 November 1917. Total war service: 2 years 220 days (of which 2 years 72 days were abroad) His entry on the Auckland Cenotaph website is here (note I have corrected the first date/line on the details above, but much of this information is correct and mirrored in his service file - i.e. Service file indicates wounded in Action, GSW, but later at a Medical Board Examination, its recorded as a shell falling beneath him, and him being "blown-up, and landing on his hand/left Arm. He also got a shell fragment to the left Knee): http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C49241?n=12%2F2767&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch His very large service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10924160 If you look at his discharge certificate, under "conduct" someone has written "Fair, No Comment".. there are also issues with metal health, hinted at, but not diagnosed (long rambling conversations to himself and walking at night around the ward etc...), while in England while recuperating in 1917, which are recorded in his file. He is recorded as having lower than average mental capacity, but also "over age"... he was 45 in 1916. These two medals are NOT Charles' full entitlement, and I am missing his 1914/15 Star. His medals are in dark uncleaned toned. With his BWM having a original, long length of ribbon attached. I think his Victory has a replacement ribbon. A interesting chap.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 12/3035 Pte. L Gardiner NZEF A full size, WW1 trio of 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medal to 12/3035 Private Lupton Gardiner. Lupton's name is correctly impressed to both rims of his medals and the back of the 1914/15 Star. His occupation was a Engine Driver, with address being given as Kaiaka, in Northland NZ. Lupton started his service on the 12th of May 1915, as part of A Coy, 7th Infantry Reinforcement Draft. He joined his unit,1st Batt, of the Auckland Infantry Battalion on the 8th of Jan 1916 in Egypt. He left with the NZ Division to France, in April of that, but spent less than a month with his unit, before being hospitalised with Dysentery in the UK. This continued well in to mid 1917, where he was then transferred to the NZ Depot at Codford. In Aug 1917, he was placed on the NZ Roll, no longer fit for active service, and then in November that year, returned back to NZ. He was discharged from the Army in Jan 1918. A interesting chap, as his attestation sheet shows that he was actually rejected on the 8th of May 1915, by the Army. He had a pre-war accident, where a number of his fingers were amputated on his "rifle hand" causing them to doubt whether he would be fit for fighting. He seems to have convinced them otherwise. Lupton passed away in 1966, and he was 37 years old at time of enlistment. This is his full WW1 entitlement, with his records available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16784882 His medals are in good uncleaned condition, with the 1914/15 star and Victory medal having short lengths of original ribbon (cut I presume for display on a board, they have traces of glue to back of ribbon). The BWM has a length of replacement ribbon attached.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 13/2722 Gnr H. L. Booth-Tucker NZEF A full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and gilt Victory Medal to 13/2722 Gunner Herbert Lincoln Booth-Tucker. Herbert's name is correctly impressed to the rims of both medals. His occupation was a Farmer, for Mrs Davy of Takapuna (a suburb of Auckland), giving his fathers' address as next of kin (also Takapuna). Herbert was born in New York (but see below). Herbert started his service on the 12th of Oct 1915, as part of A Squadron of the 9th Mounted Rifles Reinforcements and saw 3 year and 237 days oversea's with his unit the Auckland Mounted Rifles (Egypt) and the New Zealand Field Artillery (France and the Western Front - 1916 to 1919). He arrived in Egypt after the finish of hostilities at Gallipoli, but in time for the organisation of the New Zealand Divisions for France. It doesn't indicate in his service file whether he opted for the NZFA or whether he was just drafted into it (the NZFA was a small force on Gallipoli due to terrain, but was greatly expanded for its role in France). He was transferred on the 11th of March 1916. Herbert was in various batteries of the NZFA in France, was a cook at one stage and also attached to the NZFA School of Instruction. In Oct 1917 he fell ill (Hernia) and was evacuated to England, but returned to France. In May 1919 he married a English girl, but still returned back to NZ to be discharged in Sept 1919. Herbert was under-age.... and stated in 1915 that he was 20 (born 1895), in 1917 the Army caught up with him (or because he was "legal" age, he declared) and he had to sign a witness form that in fact he was born on the 13th of April 1897 (so was 18 years old at time of attestation - 20 was the legal age for call-up/active oversea's service). His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10918201 His medals are in dark uncleaned toned. With both medals having a short length of original ribbon. This is Herbert's full entitlement.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 19/359 CPL D.A. McKenzie NZEF - Samoan Relief Force A full size, WW1 British War Medal to 19/359 Corporal Donald Alexander McKenzie. Donald's name is correctly impressed on the rim of his British War Medal, but it seems either he or a relative have also hand engraved (a series of dots) a 1914/15 star and a Victory Medal with Donald's details (same as what is on the BWM). Donald's full entitlement according to his service record is a BWM and Victory medal ONLY... no mention of a 1914/15 star. This lot also comes with two ribbon bars, one a sew-on type, while the other is a pin back, and a small set of miniature medals. The miniatures appear period, but NOTE the star is a 1914 and NOT a 1914/15 Star. They came together, so am not going to split. His occupation was a Draper, at Smith and Caughy, in Auckland, and gave a Mt Eden address as to where he lived. He was born in Inverness, Scotland. Donald started his service on the 6th of Dec 1915, and spent 7 days in New Zealand in the Army, before he was shipped to Apia, Samoa. He saw 3 years and 84 days with his unit, the Samoan Relief Force. He was eventually discharged in Samoa to take up a civil position (Police) in Feb 1919. A rather scarce medal, as after the initial Samoan Expeditionary Force (which landed in Aug 1914 and then left in April 1915), the New Zealand Army only left a small Military unit to help defend and administer the Island's until Samoa took its Independence in 1920. Donald's service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10925405 His medals are in good uncleaned condition, and all with original lengths of ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 24005 Pte. F. S Godley NZEF - CIR A full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and Gilt Victory medal to 24005 Private Frank Stoddart Godley. Frank's name is correctly impressed to both rims of his medals. His occupation was Surveyors Assistant, with both his and his next of kin's address being in Auckland. He was born in England. Frank started his service on the 6th of Feb 1916, with A Coy of the 13th Infantry Reinforcements Draft, and went on to spend 2 years and 301 days oversea's with a number of units, but mainly the 1st and 2nd Batt, of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment in France and on the Western Front. When first arriving in the UK from NZ, Frank was assigned to the Auckland Infantry Regiment, but he took and past the Signalers Test in Jan 1917, and seems to have then been posted to the CIR. In both June and Sept 1917, Frank is attached to the School of Instruction, in the Field . During 1918, he is granted two short periods of leave to the UK. In December of 1918, Frank fell ill (DAH - Disordered action of the heart), and was admitted to various hospitals in France. At the end of December he is transferred back to the UK, and then in April, sent back to New Zealand as "No Longer Physically Fit for Active Service". Happily Frank survives until his death in 1963. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16786825 His medals is in light toned, uncleaned condition. With both having short lengths of replacement ribbon, which looks to have been mounted or glued to a board, and there are remnants of glue and paper to back of ribbon. This is his full entitlement for his war service.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 24834 Pte. V. E. Griffiths NZEF - NZ Cyclist Batt A full size, WW1 Duo of British War and Victory Medal to 24834 Private Victor Emmanuel Griffiths. Victor's name is correctly impressed to both rims of his medals. His occupation was a Seaman before WW1, with his next of kin (Mother) living in West Summerville, Massachusetts, United States of America. He like his parents, appears to have been born in Canada. Victor started his service on the 11th of Feb 1916 and trained as part of H and J Coy, 13th Specialist (Machine Gun Section) Reio's. He left NZ at the end of May that year, and spent 2 years and 252 days oversea's, in France and the Western Front. His unit was initially the 2nd ANZAC Cyclist Corps Battalion (joined 16 Nov 1916), but this went onto become the New Zealand Cyclist Corps (his record states he was attached to its Lewis Gun Section). He was wounded in action on the 25th of July 1918 (gunshot wound to the left leg) and was evacuated back to the UK, where he spent the remains of his service recovering and stationed at Codford. Victor was discharged back in New Zealand in Feb 1919, but that wasn't the end of his service. He remained in New Zealand (became a painter, married) and then on the 9th of Sept 1940, at the age of 51, he re-enlisted in the Territorial New Zealand Army (service number 2/18/287), where he saw home service, being finally discharged in Sept 1948. His unit was the N.M.R. In 1955, Victor requested a new set of WW1 medals in 1955. The Army pointed out that they had sent his original ones (which Victor had signed for) in 1925. There is some notation on the 1955 letter showing that he may have got a replacement set. I do NOT know if these two medals are the original 1925 set or the 1955 set. They are officially and correctly impressed and NOT marked replacement (so maybe the missing 1925 set). He may have also been entitled to WW2 medals, but his records do not indicate which i.e. home service usually meant British 1939-45 War medal and New Zealand 1939-45 Service Medal. The BWM and Victory Medal are his full WW1 entitlement (though he may have also been entitled to a SWB, but whose number is not recorded in his service record, and did not come with these medals). His long WW1 and WW2 Service records are available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16789229 His medal is in good condition, uncleaned condition, with a small portion of replacement ribbon is attached.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 25114 Pte. D. McDonald NZEF A full size, WW1 Duo of British War and Victory Medal to 25114 Private David (Alexander) McDonald. David's name is correctly impressed to both rims of his medals. His occupation was a Grocer, at Wilson Brothers, in Dunedin. David started his service on the 10th of Feb 1916, as part of D Coy, 13th Infantry Reinforcement Draft, but then transferred (possibly due to a delay when he caught Influenza) to the Specialist Coy, 14th Reinforcement Draft. He went on to spend 2 years and 339 days oversea's with the NZ Machine Gun Corps, initially in Egypt and then France and the Western Front. In 1942, he attested again for service this time in WW2, with his unit being the Defense Engineering Service Corps, and was given a service number of 574121. This is his full WW1 entitlement, but his records do not indicate any WW2 awardment. David passed away in 1966. His WW1 and WW2 Service records are available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=24061097&digital=yes His medals are in good condition, with lengths of replacement ribbon attached.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 29444 Pte. C. E. Molyneux NZEF A full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and gilt Victory Medal to 29444 Private Clarence Edwin Molyneux. Clarence's name is correctly impressed to both rim of his BWM and Victory Medal. His occupation was a Cook, for the Postal and Telegraph Dept, NZ Govt. He was born in Windsor, England and lists his wife and child's address as there. Clarence started his service on the 27th of June 1916, with E Coy, 18th Infantry Reinforcements. He proceeded oversea's in March 1917 and spent 1 year and 308 days with the 9th Coy, 1st Battalion of the Wellington Infantry Regiment in France and the Western Front. He had some issues in France, and was caught breaking out of Camp (3rd of April 1917), then on the 13th of May 1917 he reported sick (exhaustion) and on the 9th of June that year, he was diagnosed "shell shock". He was then classed "C" Class fit by a Medical board in France, in July that year, and evacuated back to England, where in Nov he was classed as "no longer fit for active service, and sent back to New Zealand. Clarence passed away in 1929, in New Zealand. This is his full entitlement. His small service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21376530 His medals are in good, toned condition, with lengths of original ribbon attached (note the Victory Medal's ribbon which is very faded).
New Zealand WW1 Medals 3/2034 Pte. W. H. McGee NZEF A full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and gilt Victory Medal to 3/2034 Private William Henry McGee. William's name is correctly impressed to the rims of both medals. His occupation was a Painter, in Addington, Christchurch, and was born in Wellington, NZ. William started his service on the 30th of Dec 1915, and saw 3 year and 67 days oversea's with his unit the New Zealand Medical Corps (initially Egypt (1916), then France/Western Front (1916-1917-1918). He was initially attached to no 2 Field Ambulance in France (Armentieres), and spent much of 1916 with this unit. From Nov 1916 to April 1917, he was attached to the 2nd Batt, Otago Infantry Regiment for Medical duties, then back to No 2 Field Ambulance. In Nov 1917, he was again attached, this time to the 1st Batt, Otago Infantry Regiment, and then the 14th Coy of the O.I.R. After hostilities has finished, he was transferred to London and the NZ Base Hospital. He returned to New Zealand in June 1919, where he was discharged. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10925678 His medals are in dark uncleaned toned, especially his Victory medal. Both have long lengths of original ribbon. This is William's full entitlement.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 3/2604 Cpl. T Wilson N.Z.E.F A full size duo of Silver British War and Gilt Victory Medal to 3/2604 Corporal Thomas Wilson. Thomas' name is correctly impressed to both rims of the BWM/Victory medal. He was a Storeman, from Wellington, NZ. He started his service on the 6th Nov, 1916, and saw 2 year and 174 days overseas as part of the New Zealand Medical Corps on board the Hospital Ship Maheno, completing three return voyages from Europe to New Zealand. This is his full entitlement. His Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22021978 Medals are in good, uncleaned condition.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 3/3287 Capt E H Bryant N.Z.E.F A scarce medal pair to a New Zealand Officer who served both in the NZ Medical Corps during WW1, and the Home Force (in NZ) during WW2. Capt Ernest Horace Bryant attested in Feb 1918 into the NZEF as a qualified Doctor, and was initially assigned to No. 1 NZ General Hospital Brockenhurst (in England). He was then later posted to No. 3 Field Ambulance in France. He served 1 year and 14 days in service, and was discharged in England in 1919. Originally born in Palmerston North (NZ), he and his wife moved to Auckland, where in 1941, he again joined the NZ Medical unit, the 9th Field Ambulance. His service number during WW2 was 801513. For his WW1 service he was awarded the pictured medals, a British War and Victory medal, which are both officially impressed with his details. For his WW2 service, he was awarded the British War medal 1939-45 and the New Zealand War Service Medal, both of which would have been unamed as issued, and have now become lost from the other pair. There are three files on NZ archway on Ernest's WW1 and WW2 service, and are here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE12344637 http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE19165306 http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE19990982 Medals are in good, unclean condition, with what appears to be pieces of original ribbon attached.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 33404 Pte. A. P. S Matthews NZEF A full size, WW1 Silver British War and Gilt Victory Medal to 33404 Private Albert Patrick Stephen Matthews. Albert's name is correctly impressed to the rim of both his BWM and Victory Medal. His occupation was a Clerk, at the Royal Oak Hotel, in Wellington. His next of kin's address (Sister) was in Lower Hutt. He was born in Wellington. Albert started his service on the 18th of Sept 1916, as part of B Coy, 21st Infantry Reinforcements (though looks to have transferred to B Coy, 22nd's). He left New Zealand on the 19th of Jan 1917 to spend 2 years and 101 days oversea's in France and the Western Front, with the 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. A bit of a checkered record.... had a few issues while training in NZ, mainly overstaying leave, and then while proceeding oversea's, he missed his troop ship while it docked in Cape Town, South Africa (proceeded a month later, which may explain the attachment to the 22nd Reio's which were on a later transport). In Jan 1918, he was attached to NZ Divisional Headquarters as a cook, but again, fell foul of Military authority and received 7 days Field Punishment 2, for being found drunk. At the end of June 1918, Albert was evacuated out of the line, due to Mumps to a hospital in France, but rejoined his attachment to HQ in the field and was re-appointed cook in mid July 1918. Albert returned to NZ in March 1919, and passed away in 1963. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21373805 His medals are in good, but uncleaned condition, with long lengths of replacement ribbon attached. This is his full entitlement.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 33840 L/CPL. J J Cousins NZEF - Pair A full size pair of WW1 Silver British War Medal and Gilt Bronze Victory Medal to 33840 Lance Corporal John Joseph Cousins. John's name is correctly impressed to both the rim of the British War and Victory medal. His occupation was a Timber Worker, in Auckland which is where he lived. He started his service on the 19th of Sept 1916, and saw 2 years and 250 days overseas as part of various units of the Auckland Infantry Regiment. He fell out with the Army a couple of times including drunkiness (168 hours Field Punishment No.2) and 3 days forfeit pay (for improperly dressed - not wearing his box respirator/gas mask). Also he accidentally fell (superb witness accounts are recorded in his service record to ensure it WAS a accident) and injured his right ankle, but other than that, he manged to survive the war unscathed to then return to New Zealand in Sept 1919. This is his full entitlement.. His large Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21898082&digital=yes Medals are in good, uncleaned condition.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 36576 Pte. H. I. Doughty NZEF - 2nd Batt, OIR A full size duo of Silver British War and Gilt Victory Medal to 36576 Private Harry Isle Doughty. Harry's name is correctly impressed to the rim of both his Medals. His occupation was a Gas Conductor, in Dunedin, NZ. He was born in London (UK). Harry started his service on the 22nd of Sept 1916, as part of D Coy, 21st Infantry Reinforcements. He joined his unit, the 2nd Batt, Otago Infantry Regiment in France and the Western Front. His service file is a bit of a mess, but the records there, indicate that he was gassed in 1917, and then in Aug 1918 he received a sprained right ankle and back. He was treated on board the ship home to NZ in Dec 1918 for Shell Concussion. When in NZ (Dunedin), he came down with Appendicitis in early 1919, which he tried to claim hospital expenses from the Dept of Defence, but sadly this was denied as "condition was not aggravated by active service". His long service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20546858&digital=yes His medals are in good, but uncleaned condition, with long lengths of replacement ribbon attached. Note the Victory medal suspender... not standard issue, but appears to have age, wear and gilt (like the medal)... personal preference maybe, or a old repair. I believe that this is his full entitlement based on time of enrollment and where he served, but as his service file is not complete, and doesn't confirm his actually allotment.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 4/182 L/Cpl F. Diver NZEF - NZE - SEF A rather rare, full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and gilt Victory Medal to 4/182 Lance Corporal Frederick Diver. Fred's name is correctly impressed to the rims of both medals. His occupation was a Clerk, for New Zealand Railways, in Auckland, and gives his Father's address as next of kin in a Veterans Home, in Onehunga, Auckland. Fred was born in Cambridge (NZ). Fred started his service on the 11th of Aug 1914, and saw 223 days oversea's with the Samoa Expeditionary Force, which were dispatched to occupy German Samoa on the 12th of August 1914 from New Zealand. Fred remained there until the 22nd of March 1915, and was then discharged on the 19th of April 1915. There is no indication that he served any further. He was part of the Railway Engineer unit which was sent there, and prior to the war served in No 1 Coy, NZ Railway Engineers, a unit of the NZ Engineer Corps. He was promoted Lance Corporal on the 1st of Sept 1914. His service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20997368 His medals are in good condition, with lengths of replacement ribbon This is NOT Fred's full entitlement, he would also have received a 1914/15 Star for his service, of which I do not know the where about of. Samoa Expeditionary Force medals are scare, the force only consisted of 1400 men.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 41668 Tpr. J. H. Tregea NZEF - WMR A full size, WW1 Duo of British War and Victory Medal to 41668 Trooper James Henry Tregea. James' name is correctly impressed to both rims of his medals. His occupation was a Factory Hand, at Manutahi Dairy Company, which is a small town in south Taranaki (N Island, NZ). His next of kin was listed as his Mother in Palmerston North. James started his service on the 2nd of Jan 1917, as part of the 23rd Mounted Rifles Reinforcement Draft. He then went on to spend 2 years and 133 days oversea's with the Wellington Mounted Rifles in Egypt and the middle East. Sadly in July 1918, he fell ill with Malaria and spent much of the rest of the war in and out of Hospital and rest camps, with brief periods back with his unit. In early 1919, he was invalided back to New Zealand and discharged as "no longer fit for active service". This is his full entitlement. His WW1 Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22013166 His medals are in OK condition and could do with a slight clean if desired. They look to have been mounted at some stage with glue marks to the reverse of both medals. There is old sellotape also to the back of the BWM ribbon, and both ribbons are glued together. The ribbons appear to be replacements.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 45025 Sjt. A. E. Turnpenny NZEF A full size, WW1 Silver British War and Gilt Victory Medal to 45025 Sergeant Albert Edward Turnpenny. Albert's name is correctly impressed to the rim of both his medals. His occupation was Upholster, with A. J. White, of Christchurch, and gave a address of Gerald St, in Addington, Chritchurch, where he was also born. Albert started his service on the 10th of Jan 1917, as part of the 26th Specialist Reinforcements, Machine Gun Section. He then spent 2 years and 15 days oversea's attached with the 7th Coy 2nd Batt, Wellington Infantry Regiment. He was also attached (briefly) to the Tunneling Company in Dec 1917. Albert returned to NZ in May 1919. His service file is here on NZ Archway): http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22014390 His medals are in light tone, uncleaned condition, with lengths of original ribbon. This is his full entitlement.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 46043 Pte. J J King NZEF - Pair A full size pair of WW1 British War Medal and gilt bronze Victory Medal to 46043 Private Jeremiah Joseph King. Jeremiah's name is correctly impressed to both the rim of the British War and Victory medal. His occupation was a Farmer, in Awatuna, Taranaki before the war. He started his service on the 5th Feb, 1917, and saw 1 year and 166 days overseas as part of 1st Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment. Jeremiah was ill aboard ship (Mumps), and spent some time in the UK, convalescing after arrival. He was then marched to sling, and proceeded to France. After joining the Wellington Regt in France, he was temporarily to the NZE and the Tunneling Company. He rejoined his unit at the end of Jan 1918, Sadly, he fell sick at the end of Feb, with Spinal meningitis, and was evacuated to the UK, where he spent the remainder of the war, convalescing. He returned back to New Zealand in late 1918. This is his full entitlement. His Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=18057283 Medals are in good condition.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 53163 RFL. E. J. Edwards N.Z.E.F - Pair A pair of WW1 medals to New Zealander 53163 Rifleman Ernest John Edwards N.Z.E.F (New Zealand Expeditionary Force). Ernest was born 30 Jan 1889, and lists his occupation as Labourer for Speights & Co in Dunedin (Speights Beer is still produced in NZ today). He attested on the 22nd of March 1917 and saw 2 years and 71 days overseas. He did fall ill in France in 1918 (with Trench Fever), but recovered and returned to NZ in 1919. He served with the 4th Battalion of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. The BWM and Victory are his full entitlement. His service file is here: http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE14011148
New Zealand WW1 Medals 54646 Tpr. H. Mooney NZEF - WMR A full size, WW1 Silver British War and Gilt Victory Medal to 54646 Trooper Hugh Mooney. Hugh's name is correctly impressed to the rim of both medals. His occupation was Milkvendor with his next of kin listed as his Wife, and with a address of Bay St, Petone (a suburb of Lower Hutt/Wellington, NZ). He was born in Westwood, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Hugh started his service on the 4th of May 1917, initially as part of G Coy, 28th Mounted Rifles Reinforcements, but was then transferred to H Coy, 30th NZMR Rienforcements. He then left NZ to spent 1 year and 305 days oversea's in Egypt and the Middle East, with the Wellington Mounted Rifles. It was noted on Hugh's attestation papers that he had issues with his ears, when he enlisted. This seemed to be exacerbated in the Middle East, and he was hospitalised a number of times after Sept 1918. Hugh returned to NZ in July 1919. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21376745 His medals are in good condition. Both with a long lengths of replacement ribbon. This is his full entitlement, and its noted in his file that they were issued in May 1942.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 6/3208 Pte. F. Hall NZEF - CIR A full size, WW1 duo of Silver British War and gilt Victory Medal to Private Francis Hall. Francis' name is correctly impressed to the rim of both his BWM and Victory Medal. His occupation was a Labourer, living in Spreydon, Christchurch. Francis started his service on the 19th of April 1915, and was part of C Coy, 6th Infantry Reinforcements. and saw 4 years and 6 days oversea's with initially the 1st Batt (Gallipoli from the 13th of Nov 1915) and later with the 2nd Batt (Egypt and Western Front/France), of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment. Francis was wounded in action on the 16th of Sept 1916 (Battle of the Somme - see item 51971 - another chap in the same unit and in the same action, but DOW - capture Switch and Flers trenches during Battle of Flers-Courcelettehe) with a shell/shrapnel wound to the upper arm. He was evacuated to England to recover, and spent much of 1917 and 1918 doing so. While there, he married. Eventually he was attached to various NZ Depot's in England, and in Aug 1919, he embarked back to NZ where he was discharged there in October of that year. I believe he then returned at some stage to England (to be with his wife) as his file states "Beyond NZ". Sadly this is NOT Francis' full entitlement. Along wwith this BWM and Victory medal, he is entitled to a 1914/15 Star which I do not know the where-about of. His long service record is here: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16790247 His medals are in good condition, with long lengths of original ribbon. John's full entitlement is this Victory Medal, a BWM, Death Plaque and scroll. I do not know where the other items are.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 6/4327 Pte. T L Neil NZEF - Pair A full size pair of WW1 Silver British War Medal and Gilt Bronze Victory Medal to 6/4327 Private Thomas Leonard Neil. Thomas' name is correctly impressed to both the rim of the British War and Victory medal. His occupation was a Labourer, working at the NZ Loan Company, Lyttelton (near Christchurch) where he and his parents lived. He started his service on the 21st Dec, 1915, and saw 1 year and 182 days overseas as part of 1st Battalion, Canterbury Infantry Regiment. He proceeded oversea to Egypt, where the New Zealand Division was being formed, and just they were withdrawn from Gallipoli, and arrived in April 1916. From there, he traveled with the Division to France and Belgium, to around Ypres, where, on the 20th of Sept 1916, he was wounded in action (gunshot wound to right forearm). He was evacuated back to England, and eventually repatriated back to New Zealand as no longer fit for active service in mid 1917. His file on-line is quiet extensive and shows that his war service aggravated a old eye-sight injury he had prior, but that he might have had other war related issues which were reviewed a number of times by the Army Medical board in the years after. This is his full entitlement, though he may have been entitled to a SWB badge (Silver War/Wound Badge), but who's number and issue is not recorded in NZ Service files of the time. His Military Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21379639 Medals are in good, uncleaned condition, with long lengths of original ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 64945 Dvr. L. H. Drayton NZEF - NZASC A full size pair or duo of WW1 British War and Victory Medal to 64945 Driver Leonard Harold Drayton. Leonard's name is correctly impressed to both rims of the BWM and Victory. His occupation was a Bag Maker, at Triggs & Denton, in Linwood, Christchurch. He gave a address of Haast St, Linwood, which was his Fathers. Leonard started his service on the 27th of July 1917, with A Coy, 33rd Infantry Reinforcements and was destined for the Reserve Regt, Auckland Infantry Regiment. Once arriving in England, he transferred in April 1918 to be a Saddler, in the New Zealand Army Service Corps. He spent 2 years and 7 days oversea's, returning back to New Zealand in Jan 1920. He had applied before to join an earlier Reinforcement draft (in 1916), but was rejected (not sure on what grounds). In France, he was assigned to NZ Divisional Train, where he served for about 3 months, then as hostilities wound down, to the NZ Y.M.C.A. He served with them in France and England (NZ Headquarters, London & Torquay). When he returned to NZ, he was discharged as no longer fit for active service due to a injury sustained while serving. It seems he had a Hernia operation (at sea) while traveling back to NZ. This is Leonard's full entitlement, and his service file is here on NZ Archway: https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=20998601 His medals are in good uncleaned condition, and both with original lengths of ribbon.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 67987 Pte. G. E. Jones NZEF A full size WW1 pair of Silver British War and Gilt Bronze Victory Medal to 67987 Private George Ernest Jones. George's name is correctly impressed to both rims of the BWM and Victory medal. His occupation was a Carter, from Newton Road, in Auckland. He started his service on the 23rd of October 1917, and saw 318 days overseas with the 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment. He was wounded in action (gunshot wound to the face - Right Ear) on the 3rd of Oct 1918 which caused him to be evacuated to England to recover, and was declared unfit for active service. Interestingly he was charged for dereliction of duty why on Sentry duty (at Sling Camp), but proceeded to France before he could do the 4 days (168 hrs) Field Punishment, and then when he was wounded in action, this was quashed. He returned back to NZ in Jan 1919. This is his full entitlement, but he may have also been entitled to a Silver Wound/War Badge, which sadly I do not know the whereabouts of, or its number. His extensive WW1 Service record is available here, on NZ Archway. https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=18054573 Medals are in good, uncleaned condition, with a long length of original ribbons attached.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 70244 Rflm. W. H. Clarke NZEF - NZRB/NZMGC A full size, WW1 Duo of Silver British War and Gilt Victory medal to 70244 Rifleman William Henry Clarke. William's name is correctly impressed to the rim of both medals. His occupation was a Electrician, for NZ Railways, with a last address in Newmarket, Auckland, but gave his wife's address as Mamaku, Rotorua (N. Island, NZ). He was born in Australia. William started his service on the 18th of Oct 1917, as part of the B Coy, 34th Infantry Reinforcements. He left New Zealand on the 8th of Feb 1918 to spend 1 year and 194 days oversea's, with his unit, initially the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, but then the NZ Machine Gun Corps. His file is a bit sparse, but goes along the following lines: - Arrived UK (Liverpool) on the 29th of March 1918 and was posted to B Coy N.Z.R.B Reserve. - Transferred to NZ Machine Gun Corps Training School at Grantham - 17th of April 1918 - Admitted to No. 3 NZ General Hospital (Codford), V.D Section - 23rd of Oct 1918 - Discharged No. 3 NZ.G.H for convalescence - 27th of Nov 1918 - Re-admitted to No. 3 NZ General Hospital (Codford) - Flue/Influenza - 13th of Dec 1918 - Discharged No. 3 NZ.G.H for convalescence - 18th of Dec 1918 - Discharged to Sling Camp - 6th of March 1919 - Transferred to Army Depot Larkhill - 6th of March 1919 - Re-admitted to No. 3 NZ General Hospital (Codford) - V.D Section - 11th of May 1919 - Discharged to Sling Camp - 12th of June 1919 - Transferred to Army Depot Larkhill - 13th of June 1919 - Embarked for New Zealand 3rd of July 1919. William passed away in Aug 1960, and is buried in Hamilton East Cemetery, Hamilton. His small service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21894894 Both his medals are in good, but uncleaned condition, with lengths of original ribbon to both. This is his full entitlement.
New Zealand WW1 Medals 70397 Pte. W. H. Kent NZEF - AIR A full size, WW1 Duo of Silver British War and Gilt Victory medal to 70397 Private William Henry Kent. William's name is correctly impressed to the rim of both medals. His occupation was a Telegraphist, for the P & T Dept, in Auckland, and gave his and his wife's address as Schofield, in Auckland. He was born in England. William started his service on the 18th of Oct 1917, as part of the C Coy, 35th Infantry Reinforcements. He left New Zealand on the 2nd of March Feb 1918 to spend 1 year and 172 days oversea's, with his unit, the Auckland Infantry Regiment, in France. William went to Europe, via Suez, where he disembarked on the 8th of April 1918. He was then sent to the Australian Camp there, until his transport continued onto England on the 30th of April 1918, where he disembarked at Southampton on the 15th of May 1918. William was then marched in to Sling, but on the 6th of July 1918, he was admitted to Hospital due to Influenza. It seems his case wasn't bad, as he was discharged 6 days later, to Sling. William embarked for France on the 4th of November 1918, and joined his unit, the AIR, in the field on the 10th of November 1918. The Armistice was signed and came into effect the next day, the 11th of Nov 1918. William stayed on in France, but was admitted to Hospital, due to Scabies in Dec of that year. In Jan 1919, he joined No. 2 (Area) Employment Coy, where he was stationed for 2 months. He then moved again, this time to England, and to Army Depot Larkhill. In July 1919, he was sent back to New Zealand to be discharged from the Army. His small service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=18056535 Both his medals are in good, but uncleaned condition, with short length of replacement ribbon to the BWM, while the Victory has a short length of original ribbon. This is his full entitlement.
New Zealand WW1 Medical Corps Cap Badge A WW1 era, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Medical Corps (with KIngs crown). Badge at some stage, have been concerted into a sweethearts badge, with lugs removed and broach assemble attached to back. Much gilt finish remains to front, with some polishing/dulling to front. To back, original pin, hook and part of the hinge are present. Note the bent pin, used to attached both hinge and hook together. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 Mounted Rifles Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of scarce WW1 brass shoulder titles to the New Zealand Mounted Rifles. These are the two part type, which should also have a same size "NZ", worn above the "MR". Both are in good, toned condition, but note that one is missing a hex type lug to back. Note the last pic is just to show the two titles in a complete set, the items in that picture are not for sale.
New Zealand WW1 NZ 29th Infantry Reinforcement Sweethearts Badge A slightly larger than collar badge size, Silver (marked STG SILVER to back) sweethearts badge in the design of a WW1 29th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements Draft badge. Dark, uncleaned tone to front, with a good working order broach fitting to back. Badge is in good condition. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ 30th Infantry Reinforcement Collar/Sweethearts Badge A Silvered (I can not find a Stirling mark to back, so presume that this is a brass collar badge which has been coated) brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand 30th Infantry Reinforcements Draft. This has been made into a sweethearts badge, with lugs removed and broach fitting fitted to back. Dark, uncleaned tone to front plate, with sadly a broken hinge, pin (missing) and hook to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ 31st Infantry Reinforcement Sweethearts Badge A superb, Stirling Silver (marked STG SILVER to center back of crossed ferns) sweethearts badge to a member of the WW1 31st New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements. Badge is in great condition, with a dark, uncleaned tone overall. Broach fitting to back is in perfect working order, and there is also a suspension ring to top (to allow it to be worn as a pendant). The badge to center is a representation of the 31st Reio's cap and collar badges, which were worn by this draft (its about collar size). A harder one to get.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Army Service Corps Shoulder Title - Pair A gilt cast brass, shoulder title pair to the WW1 New Zealand Army Service Corps. Both titles are in good, but worn condition, with polishing/wear to front. Note, the top title has a break between the "Z" and "A" of N.Z.A.S.C. Both titles have two, hex type lugs firm to back. No maker marks.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Army Service Corps Sweethearts Badge A superb, Silver and Gold (marked ST SIL to back of crown on frame, and 9ct on back of S in ASC) sweethearts badge for the WW1 New Zealand Army Service Corps. Give to a loved one or sweetheart to remember there man/soldier while serving oversea's. Badge is in good condition, with some toning to silver frame. To back, the broach fitting is complete, and in good working order, with pin, hook and hinge all present.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Artillery Sweethearts Badge A Stirling Silver (marked to back of Field gun) sweethearts badge to the WW1 New Zealand Artillery. Badge is in great, uncleaned condition, with much dark tone overall. To back, the broach fitting is in good, working order, with pin, hinge and hook present (note the hook is bent slightly upwards).
New Zealand WW1 NZ Expeditionary Force Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Worn as a generic badge by the New Zealand forces during the end of WW1, it was also worn by the 34th Infantry reinforcements and subsequent drafts. Badge is in good condition, with light wear to front. To back, both hex type brass lugs are present and firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Expeditionary Force Collar Badge A gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand WW1 Expeditionary Force. Worn as a generic badge by the New Zealand forces during the end of WW1, and also by the 34th Infantry reinforcements and subsequent drafts. Badge is in good, but toned condition, with light wear to front. To back, are two copper looped lugs. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Expeditionary Force Collar Badge A harder to get collar badge to the New Zealand WW1 Expeditionary Force. Worn as a generic badge by the New Zealand forces during the end of WW1, it was also used as a Reinforcements badge, worn by the 34th Infantry reinforcements and subsequent drafts. Badge is in OK condition, with light wear to front and traces of old polish to gilt finish. To back, sadly only one copper looped lug present and firm to back. This is the large upright type of collar.. there is much variation in production of this badge. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Expeditionary Force Collar Badge A gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand WW1 Expeditionary Force. Worn as a generic badge by the New Zealand forces during the end of WW1, and also by the 34th Infantry reinforcements and subsequent drafts. Badge is in good, but toned condition, with light wear to front. To back, are two copper looped lugs. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Field Artillery Sweethearts Badge A stunning, WW1 New Zealand Sweethearts badge (Cap Badge size) for a member of the New Zealand Field Artillery, to give to a loved one or sweetheart/girlfriend. Badge is in its original jewelers case, which is rare, with most of these badges just being found on their own. Case is marked to "M Heinemann, 108 Willis Street, Wellington, N.Z" (now a Coffee Bar/Lounge - I did find on-line old an old advert for Associated Jewelers of Wellington, where it listed M Heinemann as part of a group of shops advertising on the 4th of December 1918 to buy your Christmas presents early). Badge is in great condition, with 9ct gold letters to center (marked 9ct to back) and gilt brass fern border. Hinge, hook and pin are in excellent working order. Case has great bright colour inside, but lid and base are a little scuffed. Its catch is also in good working order, but there is just a slight break to exterior by the hinge. There is a small piece of broken jewelry which was found inside the box, and I have kept the items together. Couldn't ask for better.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Medical Corps Collar Badge A gilt brass, single piece collar badge worn by the New Zealand Medical Corps during WW1. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with two D shaped (now slightly pulled) copper looped lugs to back. Maker marked to "J R Gaunt, London" on small plaque to back of crown.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Medical Corps Collar/Sweethearts Pin A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand Medical Corps. Some polishing to front of badge, especially around Snake to center. To back, one lug has been removed, while the other has been converted into a hook, and a hinge/pin attached. All are in good working order. To base of badge at the back, is the maker plaque of "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand WW1 NZ Ordnance Corps & Dept Buttons - x 2 Two gilt brass buttons to the early beginnings of the Royal New Zealand Ordnance Corps. Both dated around 1917, the larger 23mm diameter button is to the New Zealand Army Ordnance Department (based during WW1 in New Zealand). The smaller 16mm gilt button is to the New Zealand Army Ordnance Corps, which saw service overseas in France during WW1. But buttons are in good/fine condition, with just slight wear to front. But have brass shanks to back, with the larger button, being made by "Hobson & Sons, London" and the other by "Firmin, London". Hard to find.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifle Brigade Reinforcements Sweethearts Badge A two piece, gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reinforcements (worn as a generic badge by many NZRB drafts) which has been converted with a broach fitting to back to a sweethearts badge, worn by loved ones/sweethearts to remember a soldier training/serving oversea's in France. Badge is in good, toned condition and is the type without the bottom scroll to center badge. To back, pin, hook and hinge are in good working order.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifle Brigade Reio Sweethearts Badge A superb, Silver and Gold (not marked to back) sweethearts badge for the WW1 New Zealand Rifle Bridage. Give to a loved one or sweetheart to remember there man/soldier while serving oversea's. Badge is in good condition, note the frame, which is a miniature 17th reio frame (this frame was used by 17th to 20th reinforcement drafts). Silver is in a uncleaned/dark tone. To back, the broach fitting is complete, and in good working order, with pin, hook and hinge all present. Pin is just slightly loose/bent.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifle Brigade Reio Sweethearts Badge A Silver and Gold (though not marked to back), small sweethearts badge to the WW1 New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Badge is in good, but slightly polished condition to front, with much tone and old polish. To back, sadly the broach fitting is broken, with only the hook (now bent) and hinge, remaining. Someone in the past has affixed a pin, by soldering it to the top of the frame. It is firm to back and works quite well. No Maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifle Brigade Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the WW1 New Zealand Rifle Brigade (N.Z.R.B). Title has been given a gilt finish (usually worn in the field darkened/painted black) and a broach fitting attached. Title is in OK condition, with some wear/dulling to gilt finish. Hook is present to back, but has been straightened, to form a pin (for display) with only hinge missing (pin broken off). No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifle Brigade Sweethearts Badge A nice, New Zealand made (note the banner to top is straight, not wavy, which is encountered on British made examples) Cap or collar badge to the WW1 NZ Rifle Brigade. Worn from 1916 to 1919 by the "Dinks" in France, this badge was also adopted by some NZ Home Guard units in homage to the NZRB during WW2. This is a Cap badge (or collar) which has had its lugs removed and a broach fitting attached. Much of the darken finish still remains to front, with broach fitting in good working order to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifles Brass Shoulder Title - Pair A matching pair of brass shoulder titles for the New Zealand Rifles. Worn in WW1 by the New Zealand Infantry Regiments on their shoulders, both are polished to front (one more than the other). Both have two hex type brass lugs firm to back, but one title has both lugs bent inwards (and only lug is damaged). Both are impressed with the maker mark of "J R Gaunt, London".
New Zealand WW1 NZ Rifles Shoulder Title - Pair A pair of brass, WW1 era New Zealand Rifles shoulder titles. A near match, looking the same from the front, with just a slight difference in lug thickness to back. Some polishing to front, with both having a pair of pressed type, hex lugs to back. Both are maker marked to "J R Gaunt, London" to back.
New Zealand WW1 Officers 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles Collar Badge A stunning, darkened bronze, single piece, collar badge for a Officer in the 5th (Otago Hussars) Mounted Rifles. Like wear to detail/finish to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. Maker marked twice to "J R Gaunt, London" to back. A scarce badge to get.
New Zealand WW1 Pioneer Cap Badge (Type 3) A brass cap badge to the WW1 New Zealand Pioneers. This is the 3rd type badge they wore when they returned to NZ and were disbanded in 1919. Slight wear to front, badge has been dulled/darkened. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand WW1 Rifle Brigade Buttons - x3 A small group of three blacked bone 16mm diameter tunic or uniform buttons to that of a member of the WW1 New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Formed in 1915, they saw service on the Western Front. All three buttons are in good condition, with some wear to front. All three have a brass shank to back in good condition, with two which have a readable maker mark to "Firmin & Sons Ltd". Harder to get. When the Brigade was short of supply of these, they did wear the British Rifle Brigade pattern (so without the NZRB to front).
New Zealand WW1 Rifle Brigade Cap/Collar Badge - Pair A pair of non-matching cap/collars (the right in the picture was worn as both a cap or collar) to the WW1 raised New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Raised in 1915, they saw service in France on the Western Front, and were disbanded in 1919. Both badges have traces of darkening/paint to front of the brass. Both have two looped, original, copper lugs to back. The left (pictured) also has a maker mark to "J R Gaunt, London". Note the break to pennant pole on the right badge.
New Zealand WW1 Rifle Brigade Reinforcements Cap Badge A two piece, gilt brass cap badge to the WW1 New Zealand Rifle Brigade Reinforcements. Worn within New Zealand by various drafts training before deployment to France, this is a general type badge, with a straight pennant NZRB badge attached to a reinforcement frame. Light wear overall, with finish now a dull tone. Two replacement copper wire lugs firm to back (normally these Reio badges have the flat brass, hex type lugs). Note where the tips of the ferns touch the crown. This is the high crown type. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1 Signal Corps Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Signal Corps. Light wear to front high-points, with some tarnishing/dulling to gilt finish. To back are two original copper looped lugs. This is the better strike of badge, and is NOT the rough strike which was worn as a collar with a much large cap badge prior to WW1. No maker mark
New Zealand WW1 Silver Sweethearts Badge To the 19th Infantry Reinforcements A single piece, Cap Badge size (39mm x 36mm) Silver (marked to back in reverse) sweethearts badge to the WW1 New Zealand 19th Infantry Reinforcement Draft. Badge is in good condition, with some wear to front, with silver now in a darkened tone. To back sadly the pin is missing, with only hook and hinge present. Stamped to back is a Stirling Silver mark and a RD (Registered Design) number. A nice badge
New Zealand WW1 Silver Wound Badge A WW1 Silver (though not marked) Wound badge (type two, with pin vertical) to a New Zealand Soldier. Worn by those who had served during WW1, but who have become debilitated and therefore unfit for further duties. Pin worn on lapel to indicate to others that they had served/done there bit. Dark tone overall, with light wear. Some surface corrosion to back, but pin, hook and hing in good working order. Stamped "NZ19175" to back. Sadly no New Zealand records are available to correspond a number to a soldier. So recipient is unknown.
New Zealand WW1 Specialist Reinforcements Collar - Bi-metal A rather nice looking collar badge to the WW1 Specialists Reinforcement Drafts. This is the bi-metal version, which is a little harder to get, with separate white metal over-lay of Signal flags and Machine Gun to center. Note the right leg of the tri-pod supporting the gun. It is missing a small portion of the white metal (about 3mm). To back, only the hook and hinge are present, with pin broken off in the past. Much gilt remains to front of badge. RD (Registered Design) number "876" to front, on either side of "NZ".
New Zealand WW1 Sweethearts Badge - Broken A part of a bar broach depicting a early (WW1?) New Zealand Army Onwards badge in 9CT gold (marked to back). Badge is in good order, but has been broken off something like a bar or frame. There are also hallmarks to back, but are hard to read.
New Zealand WW1 Sweethearts Badge - NZ Expeditionary Force A Stirling Silver collar badge size sweethearts badge to the 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Forces. Some toning/wear to front of badge, especially around the "NZ" to center. To back hinge and pin are present, but hook is missing. To base is a small stamped mark of "Stg Sil 18".
New Zealand WW1/2 NZ Machine Gun Corps Association Pin/Badge A small, silver plated copper veterans pin to the New Zealand Machine Gun Corps. Badge is in OK condition, with much darkening to silver plate, and wear to front, which shows the copper base metal. To back, pin, hook and hinge are in good working order. Lots of old polish to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1/WW2 Era NZ Forces Artillery Buttons (x4) Four brass WW1/WW2 New Zealand Forces Artillery buttons, in two different sizes and finishes. The large are 25mm in size, while the small are 16mm. One set has been darkened, while the others are in gilt finish. Light wear to front, with all 4 having their loops to back. The two small are made by "Smith & Wright", while one large is "J R Gaunt", and the other is "Firmin".
New Zealand WW1/WW2 NZ Medical Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass, single piece cap badge worn by the New Zealand Medical Corps in both WW1 and WW2. Some wear polishing to front, with what can only be described as a mess to back. Replacement wire lugs to back, but it looks like it may have also had a slider attached (as a repair - also via solder) to back of crown (now long gone). Priced accordingly...
New Zealand WW1/WW2 NZ Medical Corps Collar Badge A gilt brass, single piece collar badge worn by the New Zealand Medical Corps during WW1 and WW2. Light wear to gilt finish to front, with some tone spots. Two D shaped (now slightly pulled) copper looped lugs to back. No maker maker, but very similar construction to Gaunt... just not marked.
New Zealand WW1/WW2 NZ Medical Corps Collar Badge - Small Type A gilt brass, single piece collar badge worn by the New Zealand Medical Corps in both WW1 and WW2. This is the small or tiny type, with much gilt finish still remaining to front. Two large copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW1/WW2 NZ Medical Corps Sweethearts Badge A gilt brass, single piece collar badge worn by the New Zealand Medical Corps in both WW1 and WW2, which has had its lugs removed, and a broach fitting attached. Judging by the hinge, this looks more WW2 than WW1. Badge is in good condition, with just some toning now to front. Hook, hinge and pin are all in good working order to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 "Onwards" Collar Badge - Pair A pair of matching (in terms of construction), single piece, gilt brass collar badges to the New Zealand Army forces of WW2. Both have slight wear to gilt finish to front, with one being a slightly darker tone than the other. Both have two original copper wire lugs firm to back. Traces of old polish overall, which should clean off. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 "Onwards" Pacific Sweethearts Badge A superb, cap badge size sweethearts badge made from a "Onwards" WW2 Cap Badge, attached to a piece of Turtle or Tortoise Shell. This would have been made somewhere in the Pacific where Kiwi's saw action during WW2. Badge to front is in good, but toned condition, with much of the gilt to the brass now a dark colour. Note where the bottom scroll would say "ONWARD" has been polished back, I presume to allow for a soldiers name to be engraved to front. To back is a original broach fitting, intact and in good working order. No maker marks.
New Zealand WW2 "Onwards" Pacific Sweethearts Badge - Small A collar size sweethearts badge in Turtle or Tortoise Shell and what appears to be aluminium. The badge to center, depicts the generic WW2 New Zealand Army badge worn by all Army personnel serving outside NZ. This would have been made somewhere in the pacific, where the Kiwi's fought alongside the British, Australian and American troops, against the Japanese. Badge is in great condition, with broach fitting original and in good working order. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 2nd NZEF Assocation 1st Echelon Lapel Badge/Pin A superb silver or silver plate (not marked) lapel badge to the WW2 2nd NZEF (New Zealand Expeditionary Force), 1st Echelon. These would be worn by the guys who landed in Egypt in 1940. The 2nd Echelon, was diverted to Britain on Italy's entry into the war and did not reach Egypt until March 1941. The 3rd Echelon arrived in Egypt in September 1940 and concentration of the division was completed just before it was deployed to northern Greece in March 1941. Light wear and toning to front, with broach fitting complete and in good working order to back. Maker marked to "Y & C" to back.
New Zealand WW2 2nd NZEF Assocation Lapel Badge/Pin A superb silver (though not marked) and black enamel lapel badge for the New Zealand WW2 2nd NZEF (New Zealand Expeditionary Force) Association. Set up by members who served overseas in England, the Middle East, the Pacific and Italy during WW2. The pin is in great condition, with light wear to front, but no damage to the enamel. Usually these pins have a date plaque to bottom, which tabs wrap round the back, but this one has none (the date plaque signifies what year they have paid their subs for). Broach fitting to back is complete and in good working order.
New Zealand WW2 Artillery Sweethearts/Association Badge A gilt brass sweethearts or association badge to the New Zealand Artillery. Kings crown, with much gilt remaining to front. To back, pin is broken, with only a short length remaining, along with hinge and hook, which is bent closed. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Auxiliary War Unit Lapel Badge A scarce silver or silver plate and black paint lapel badge to the New Zealand Aux (Auxiliary) War Unit. Worn by Defense personnel at home in New Zealand on Civilian dress. Some wear to paint finish to front, but with light wear. Hook, hinge and pin in great working order to back. Maker marked to "Angus & Coote Sydney". Not often seen.
New Zealand WW2 Bandsman Onward Cap Badge A two piece, brass cap badge to a Bandsman in the 2NZEF. Separate Harp attached to a WW2 Onwards Cap Badge Frame. Light wear to front, with a broken broach fitting to back (No Lugs). Missing pin, while hinge and hook are present.
New Zealand WW2 Dog Tags + Coin - 45449 Harry Holtum Cooke NZOC A pair/set of WW2 New Zealand Dog Tags to 45449 Harry Holtum Cooke, who was a member of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, and served in the New Zealand Ordnance Corps. Both red and grey tags are tied correctly on a original piece of cord. Harry also had a extra ID tag made from a Egyptian (?) coin. All are in great condition. Harry has a entry here on the Auckland Museum: http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/158283?n=45449&ordinal=5&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch His service record (like most WW2) is not yet on-line and still with the New Zealand Defense Dept.
New Zealand WW2 Era Dental Corps Cap Badge A gilt brass Cap badge to the New Zealand Dental Corps worn during WW2. Polish wear to high-points to front of badge, most notably around the Kiwi, crown and also lower banner, on the word "Corps". Tone spot lower wreath, while to back, some gilt finish remains (now dull). Two long wire copper looped lugs firm to back.
New Zealand WW2 Era Dental Corps Cap Badge & Collar A Cap badge and Collar to the New Zealand Dental Corps worn during WW2. Cap is of darkened brass, which has had a lacquer applied in the past to keep finish. Collar is of gilt brass and has much of it still remaining to front. A couple of tone spots to crown and top scroll end. Cap shows wear to front. Both have two copper looped lugs to back.
New Zealand WW2 era NZ Scottish Collar Badge A single white metal collar badge to the New Zealand Scottish, which formed as a Territorial unit in 1939 as the 1st Armoured Car Regiment. Slight wear to front, with two long copper wire loops firm to back.
New Zealand WW2 Era Ordnance Corps Cap Badge A brass cap badge to the New Zealand Ordnance Corps. Worn from the 1924 to 1938, and overseas, during WW2 from 1940 to 44. Three cannon, with cannon ball on a shield. The letters "NZ" to top and the word "Ordnance" below on a banner. Two copper wire type lugs to back along with the maker mark of "M & K W" (Mayer and Keane, Wellington). Much wear/polishing to front, esp on cannon.
New Zealand WW2 Era Royal NZ Air Force Bakelite Buttons (x2) A pair of harder to find Bakelite buttons (21mm diameter) to the WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force. At some stage during WW2, there was a shortage of brass, so alternatives were sort and home based troops where issued with Bakelite buttons on their uniforms. Both are in good order, with little to no wear to front. Both integrated loops are present, and one is marked "MP" to back.
New Zealand WW2 era Sweethearts Badge A small, gilt brass badge in the shape of a kings crown New Zealand Artillery Cap Badge (about 1/3rd of the size of Cap Badge. Light wear to front, with nothing to back, other than a small amount of glue to behind crown. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 era Sweethearts Badge - Collar Size - Enamel A single piece, copper, with Silver plate and Blue Enamel to the 2NZEF, dating around WW2. Some wear to plating, which is now a dark tone to front, with damage to Blue enamel to "N" in NZ to center. To back, broach fitting is in good order. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Ex-Servicemen's Association Pin/Badge A nice, gilt brass collar badge, worn during WW2 by New Zealand Forces serving oversea's, which has been converted to a pin, and worn as a association badge on the coat lapel. Some wear/polishing to front, while to back you can still see where the lugs of the collar were, and with now a long pin soldered to back of crown. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Field Artillery Sweethearts Badge A single piece, gilt brass and enamel badge to the WW2 New Zealand Field Artillery. I say WW2, just because of the construction of the badge, esp to back, with the pin/hinge assembly, which looks later than WW1 period ones. Badge is in good but dull tone, which much of the gilt finish present. The enamel appears all present, but is dirty in the red colour around the top of the crown. To back, pin, hinge and hook are all in good working order. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Kings Crowned Royal NZ Air Force Winged Broach A small copper and silver plate (though not marked) broach depicting kings crowned wings with the letters "R.A.F" to center and "N" & "Z" either side (on the wings). Badge is in good, but worn condition, showing some copper base metal through the now dark tone silver plating. No maker mark to back, but pin, hook and hinge are in good order (though hook is squeezed closed at the moment).
New Zealand WW2 Memorial Broach for Snow - 29/06/1942 A silver or silver plate pendant broach, commemorating "Snow", who I presume died on the 29th of June 1942. Sadly I have no details on who Snow was (which I presume is a nickname). The CWGC shows that there were 20 New Zealanders who lost their lives on that day (a Monday), in locations such as El Alamein, Alexandria and England (RNZAF). Dark tone overall to broach, with light wear to front. Broach fitting to back is in good working order, with hook, hinge and pin. No maker mark or hallmark.
New Zealand WW2 Onward Collar Badge - Pair A pair of matching (in terms of construction) of gilt brass collar badge pair to the 2nd N.Z.E.F (New Zealand Expeditionary Force). Both badges have light wear to front, with one, more a duller tone than the other. Both badges have two thick, copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark. The "Onwards" badge was worn by all New Zealand Army Soldiers, serving outside New Zealand during WW2 and J Force (Occupation of Japan).
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge A gilt brass, WW2 New Zealand "Onwards" Cap badge. Worn by all overseas serving personnel of the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Some gilt finish remains to front, with much to back. Two copper wire looped lugs firm.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge A single piece, brass cap badge to the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. NZ troops serving overseas were not permitted to wear their regimental or corps badges, so this badge was approved and worn by all troops as a generic pattern during WW2. Much of the gilt finish has toned/been polished off with two large copper looped lugs firm to back. No marker mark that I can see.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge A single piece, die struck, gilt brass cap badge to theWW2 2nd Mew Zealand Expeditionary Force. All overseas serving personal were not permitted to were their units cap badge while outside of New Zealand, so this badge was adopted as the generic one, worn by all units. Badge is in good condition with much gilt finish remaining to front and back. Long brass slider firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge A gilt brass cap badge to the 2NZEF of WW2. Worn as a generic cap badge by all New Zealand Army units serving outside New Zealand from 1940 up to and including J-Force (Occupation of Japan). Darkened tone to front gilt finish, with two large copper looped lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark. I nice strike, with just a touch of polish wear to the lower banner and "ONWARD".
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge A nice gilt brass cap badge worn by all New Zealand Army Personnel serving oversea's during WW2. Gilt finish has dulled somewhat to front, but minor polish wear. To back two copper wire looped lugs are firm and original to back. At lower left, back of banner is the maker mark of "M & K, W" or Mayer and Keene, Wellington. There does not appear to be a date to lower back right (sometimes dated 43, 44 or 45 by this maker).
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge A nice, single piece, die stamped gilt brass cap badge to the WW2 New Zealand Forces. Much gilt remains to front of this badge, with two original D shaped copper looped lugs, firm and original to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge - No 2 A classic WW2 type, single piece, gilt brass cap badge to the New Zealand Forces. Worn oversea's as a generic badge by all New Zealand units, the badge is in good, but dark tone. Some traces of old polish remain to both front and back. Two thick copper looped wire lugs are firm to back. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge - no2 A single piece, brass cap badge to the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. NZ troops serving overseas were not permitted to wear their regimental or corps badges, so this badge was approved and worn by all troops as a generic pattern during WW2. Some gilt finish remains to front of badge, with brass slider and reinforcing rode to back, firm. No marker mark that I can see.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge - no3 A single piece, brass cap badge to the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. NZ troops serving overseas were not permitted to wear their regimental or corps badges, so this badge was approved and worn by all troops as a generic pattern during WW2. Dark tone to front, with some remnants of gilt finish still remaining. A broad brass slider is firm to back. No marker mark that I can see.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge - Slider A gilt brass ONWARDS cap badge to the WW2 New Zealand Army. Badge is in good, but slightly grubby condition, with some wear to gilt finish and a bend at the top/tip of the crown (I presume done by the soldier to stop it catching). To back are remains of old polish and a brass slider (with reinforcement bar to base of slider, behind crown). No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Cap Badge - Sweethearts A single piece, gilt brass cap badge of the 2NZEF. Badge worn by all New Zealand troops serving during WW2 overseas, this one has had its lugs removed and a broach fitting attached to back. Gilt is in great condition to front, with light wear, which to back, sadly the pin is missing. Hook and hinge are still present and firm to back. No maker mark to back.
New Zealand WW2 Onwards Collar Badge - Pair A matching pair of darkened brass Onwards Collar badges. These were worn by New Zealand troops serving oversea's during WW2. Darkened gilt finish to front, with traces of bright gilt finish to back. Both have two WW1 hex type brass lugs firm and original to back. No maker mark to either.
New Zealand WW2 RNZAF Brass Buttons (x2) A pair of gilt brass buttons (23mm diameter) to the Royal New Zealand Air Force (Kings Crown). Some wear/polishing to front, with both loops present to back. Maker marked to "Stokes & Sons, Melbourne" to back.
New Zealand WW2 RNZAF Cap Badge A single piece, gilt brass, WW2 era cap badge to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Badge is in OK to good condition to front, with light polish and some gilt still remaining. To back, it looks like a old repair to the left lug (when viewed from back), which still retains the eyelet from the side cap it would have been on. That left lug is also broken/split at the top. Traces of old polish to back, but no maker mark. A nice badge, which has had its center pushed out to pronounce the RNZAF logo.
New Zealand WW2 RNZAF Cap Badge - No. 2 A single piece, gilt brass, cap badge to the WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force. The badge is in good, but slightly polished condition to front, with only some traces of gilt and wear to logo and wreath. To back are two copper, looped lugs, firm and original. Remnants of old polish to back, but no maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force Shoulder Titles A superb, matching pair of opposing shoulder titles to a member of the WW2 Royal New Zealand Air Force. Worn on the upper sleeve, both show the same wear and tear. Note the missing threads to letters on each. To back, both have dark backing cloth, along with evidence of removal from a uniform, with old thread and stitch holes to edge.
New Zealand WW2 Royal NZ Air Force Tropical Slip-on Shoulder Title A WW2 era slip-on tropical shoulder title to the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Red embroidered letters on a light khaki material loop. This has been stapled on a display card. Overall, condition is good and clean.
New Zealand WW2 Sweethearts Badge A sterling Silver (marked to back) sweethearts badge to either the WW1, but more likely WW2 era. A small gold plated army "Onward" badge to center, with Kings Crown, surrounded by a Silver wreath of Laurel leaves. To back, only the hook and hinge are present, with the hook squashed to one side. Pin is missing. At base of back, is the impressed words "Sterling Silver". No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 Women's Land Service - Blouse Badge A slightly harder to find gilt brass Blouse badge (this badge is more common with lugs) to the WW2 New Zealand Women's Land Service, which was formed in September 1942 and disbanded in April 1946. Badge is in great condition, with just some slight dulling to finish. Broach fitting to back is in good working order. No maker mark.
New Zealand WW2 YMCA Collar Badge - Pair A scarce matching pair of darkened brass, WW2, collar badges to the New Zealand Y.M.C.A (Young Men's Christian Association). Initially set up with Civilian Volunteers, working behind the lines, it provided home comforts and somewhere where Soldiers could meet and also write home. This changed, after a number of these civilian volunteers were captured by the enemy, and Army personnel were then recruited to take their place. Collars are in good, but polished condition to front, with much of the darkened finish now gone. To back is still some of the darkened finish, along with 2 copper wire lugs, original and firm. To lower angle of the triangle to back is the maker initials of "M & K, W" or Mayer and Keane of Wellington. Though the kiwi is pointing to the right on both, I have yet to see a WW2 era collar which has the kiwi pointing in the other direction. The WW1 version of this badge does come with opposing kiwi's, but is a slightly different design to this badge, as the Kiwi does NOT touch the fern boarder, but stands proud, by itself. Scarce.
New Zealand/British WW1 Medals 2/1981 Gnr. G Honer NZEF & 203683 Pte. W. A. Honer Essex Rgt. A pair of Silver British War medals I presume to two brothers. Not much info on the British BWM to 203683 Pte. W. A. Honer of the Essex Regiment, other than it is officially impressed to rim with his details. The other BWM is to 2/1981 Gunner George Honer. George's name is correctly impressed to the rim of his medal. His occupation was Seaman, with last vessel he served on as the SS Alexander. He lists his address as Cuba St, in Wellington, with his Father and Sister as next of kin, in Bow, London (England). He was born in London. Frank started his service on the 19th of April 1915, and went on to spend 3 years and 259 days in Egypt (1915/16) and France/Belgium (1916/1917/1918) oversea's with the New Zealand Field Artillery (in France he was assigned 3rd Brigade, NZFA - 10th and 13th Battery). George fell ill a couple of times, but otherwise survived unscathed physically, and managed to return to New Zealand in March 1919, to be then discharged in May that year. George passed away in 1941. His service file is here on NZ Archway: http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=18049424 His medal and his brothers are light toned, uncleaned condition. Both having short lengths of original ribbon, which are sewn in loops. George's full entitlement would have been a 1914-15 Star and Victory Medal, along with this BWM. I do not know what his brother was entitled to. This is his full entitlement for his war service.
New Zealand/French WW1 Souvenir Broach/Badge A small, silver plate and brass (not marked in any way to back) pin badge of a French 75 Field Gun, and the word "Armentieres" in separate, hand cut letters to base. Badge is in good to OK condition, with some polishing to silver plate on gun, and the loss of a "R" in Armentieres. To back, the pin, hook and hinge are all present, but pin and hook are slightly bent. The Kiwi's saw much action in and around this French town during WW1, and these would have been sold to Kiwi's soldiers as a Souvenir of their time there.
New Zeleand Womens Auxiliary Army Corps Association Pin/Badge A small, silver (marked "Silver" to back) and blue enamel association badge to the New Zealand Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. Formed during WW2 in New Zealand, this badge is in great condition, with no damage to enamel to front. Broach fitting is in good working order, with pin, hook and hinge all present and working. No maker mark.
Nigeria Customs & Excise (N.C & E) Copper Sholder Title A single cast copper shoulder title (which looks to have been silver plated, but is now in patchy black) to the Nigerian Customs & Excise Force. Much wear to plating overall (with remnants now only remaining to the letter "N", groves between letters and back). Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Poland WW2 Polish Army in Exile Shoulder Title A white embroidered letter on red felt shoulder title, worn by Polish forces in Exile on the Battledress. Title is in good conditon, just with some grubbiness to white letters, and fraying to the backing cloth.
Portugal Parachute Reservist Wings Brest Badge A bi-metal and enamel set of Portuguese Parachute Reservist Wings. Badge is in good condition, with light wear and hinge, hook and pin in good working order.
Rhodesian Army Division Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the Rhodesian Army Division. Polished wear to front, with two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
South Africa SAC Signals/SA Seinkorps Sweethearts Pin A silver and enamel Sweethearts or Association badge to the South African Corps of Signals (Kings Crown). Slight wear/damage to one side of the wreath in blue enamel, otherwise light wear to rest of badge/bar. Hook, pin and hinge in good working order to back. Bar is marked "Silver" to center back.
South Africa Selborne College Cadet Corps Shoulder Title A single piece, brass shoulder title to the South African Selborne College Cadet Corps (S.C.C.C.). The school was founded in 1872, in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. In 1907, the school was named Selborne College in honour of the Second Earl of Selborne, High Commissioner from 1905 to 1910, whose Selborne Memorandum became the blueprint for the Union of South Africa. Some polishing to front of title, with a now dull tone overall. Two D shaped copper looped lugs firm to back.
South Africa WW1 1st Infantry Brigade Cap Badge A darkened brass cap badge to the South African 1st Infantry Brigade which served on the Western Front during WW1. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
South Africa WW1 1st Infantry Brigade Cap Badge A gilt, white metal, single piece cap badge which has been painted grey/green to the South African 1st Infantry Brigade which saw service on the Western Front during WW1. Wear to front, with white metal finish showing through gilt and paint on letters and Springbok head. Two copper looped lugs firm to back.
Sweden Winter Forage Cap - Size 56cm A complete, slightly dusty Winter Forage Cap used by the Swedish Army. Its complete, with all straps, flaps and ties. Marked inside as a "56" (size in centimeters) and to "O.S.B" or "OREBRO SPORT & BILEKIPERING MILITAR & SPORT UTRUSTNINGAR". Some corrosion to back of poppers, and it requires a small stitch for the back hook (to hold the faux fur sides together). Otherwise unissued.
Trench Art - WW1 Paper Knife/Letter Opener A rather stylish copper metal Paper Knife/Letter Opener made from a drive band from a Artillery shell. This would be WW1 era. The guard on the knife is made from two brass rifle bullets which have been soldered to the band, and bent into a curved shape. To the blade back edge, the solder has engraved a pattern and either his initials or the recipients initials of "M B". A well made object from items which would have been on the ground, around the Soldier in the Trench. Please note that blade is not sharp, and the object is inert, but it is still classed as a knife. Proof of age must be give (before I will send). No issue sending within the EU. Outside the EU, please check your countries restrictions on receiving bladed items though the post and whether you need a permit.
Trench Art - WW1 Paper Knife/Letter Opener - no. 2 A single piece, long copper metal drive band which has come from the base of a Artillery shell and which has been fashioned into a Paper Knife or Letter Opener. Long handle which still has the groves which spins the shell (when fired) from the barrel. The soldier who has made this, has split the bottom of the handle into a fork, and then ground down/polished the rest of the band into a blade. Please note the nicks in the blade and that the tip is bent over (maybe intentional as it was too sharp). A nice WW1 soldier made object. Please note, that this is not sharp and is inert. It is still classed as a knife and proof of age must be given after purchase. No issues with sending within the EU. Outside the EU, please check your local Postal/Customs Office on whether a permit is required to import a single bladed object.
Turkey WW1 Ottoman War Medal (Harp Madalyası) or Iron Crescent A nickle plated brass and enamel breast badge awarded by the Turkish Ottoman Empire to its soldiers and allies who fought during WW1. Often referred to as the Gallipoli Star. Some dark tone to nickle plate in some areas, with wear to plating (so brass shows through) on high-points. Hinge, hook and pin in good working order to back. No chips to enamel to center either. Some surface scratches to catch bar, but maker marked to "B.B & C" to back.
Turkey WW1 Ottoman War Medal (Harp Madalyası) or Iron Crescent A nickle plated brass and enamel breast badge awarded by the Turkish Ottoman Empire to its soldiers and allies who fought during WW1. Often referred to as the Gallipoli Star. Light wear to high-points, and with hinge, hook and pin in good working order to back. No chips to enamel to center, and maker marked to "B.B & C" to back. Also has a length of original ribbon which came with the award, and which would be worn in a button-hole on the tunic if award was not pinned to breast.
United States Expert Rifleman Qualification Badge A silver plated(?), metal award badge for "Expert Rifleman", worn by US Military Forces. Badge is in OK condition, note both lugs have been re-attached/soldered to back, and one of the metal links which hold the left side (when viewed from the front) of the wreath and rifle has been replaced with wire. Maker marked to "Imperial" to back.
United States Marine Corps Hat Badge A darkened brass cap or hat badge to the US Marine Corps. Slight wear to front finish, with original fixing nut to back on long thread. Traces of old polish inside back of globe, no maker marks.
United States Marine Corps Qualification/Award Badge A chromed/silver plated metal award breast to a member of the United States Marine Corps. The badge has the following awards attached: - Bayonet - C. W. S Weapons - Small Bore Badge is in good, slightly worn condition. Pin and hook are in good working order, with no maker mark.
United States Navy Chef Perrty Officer Side-Hat Badge A multi-piece Chef Petty Officers Hat badge in Gilt brass and plated silver letters to a member of the United States Navy (USN). Badge is in good condition, with some wear to gilt and silver finish. To back is a broach fitting, in good working order. No maker marks.
United States Sharpshooter Qualification Badge A plated or chromed United States Army Award/Qualification for "Sharpshooter". Badge is in good condition, with some slight wear to plating. Long pin is complete and in working order to back. No maker mark.
United States WW2 Army Officers Visor Cap Badge A gilt brass, single piece WW2 US Army Officers Cap/Visor Badge. Some wear to gilt to front, which is now a dark tone. With single large screw-post form and original, and with nut. Both spikes are also present at the back, tip of the Eagles wings, but, bot are slightly bent inwards. No maker mark.
United States WW2 US Army Enlistedmans Badge for Visor Hat A single piece, gilt copper (?) badge for a WW2 US Enlistedman's Visor Hat/Cap. Some wear/polishing to front eagle, otherwise thread and nut firm and original to back. No maker mark.
WW1 Prussian Observers Badge by C E Junker A 2 piece, silver and enamel Prussian Observers badge in a WW1 2nd Class Iron Cross award case. Some wear to crown edges, Laurel and Oak leaf wreaths. Please note that previous owner (the person I purchased this from) had the red enamel to outer center square repaired. This does not detract from front, but at back, the two prongs were clipped, and the center as been soldered on (messily - note the dark stain to center back). Correct radiant C E Junker back, with good pin, hinge and hook, all firm and perfect. Maker marked to "C.E. Junker, Berlin", with crescent hallmark and "800" for silver content. The badge has been fitted in a WW1 2nd Class Iron Cross case, which in itself must be rare. It has a picture of a Iron cross to front, with its hinge and catch mechanism all in good working order. Note some wear to its corners, which is to be expected due to age.