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Royal Malta Artillery Collar Badge / Malta Home Guard Cap Badge
An ornate Maltese cross with two dark toned loops to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm across. Renfrew et al in Volume 1 " British Colonial Badges " states this was the collar badge of the Royal Malta Artillery. However, in an article in M.H.S. Bulletin no.269 August 2017 by Dennis Darmanian (photo on p18) he claims this as an alternate badge as worn by the Malta Home Guard.
The Malta Volunteer Defence Force did not wear any particular uniform but civilian dress, mainly their normal daily attire. They were issued a ‘Brodie’ steel helmet, and recognised by an armband with the letter ‘V’. The authorities wished for the men to be dressed in overalls as in the United Kingdom, but at a later date they were issued with dark khaki denim battle fatigues and not all units wore armbands. This uniform was found better suited than the thick serge battledress, especially in hot weather. They also wore the standard issue khaki barathea field service cap, with a distinctive Maltese Cross badge (but there were several types of which this was one).
Code: 57917Price: 55.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 18th Reinforcements Brass Cap Badge and Pair of Collars SetA good die stamped solid centre brass example with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse (as typical of this series). Circa 5.1cm wide and 4.1cm tall. The collar badges are matching and also with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each, although one is slightly mis-struck. Each is circa 3.1cm tall.
Oldam (2011 edition) No 4/84 and 4/86 refer.
A6.2 / B47.4
Code: 57942Price: 130.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 22nd Reinforcements Brass Cap and Single Collar Badge Set
The cap badge is die struck brass with two hexagonal lugs to the reverse with registered design number RD 887 to the front below the letters NZ. Circa 4.8cm tall. The collar badge die struck brass (now dark toned) with two loops to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall.
Oldham (2011 edition) No 4/104 and No 4/107.
B57.6 / B57.5
Code: 57940Price: 100.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 25th Reinforcements Facing Brass Collar Badges
A pair of die struck facing brass (now dark toned) collar badges. Not quite matching but close. Both with two hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each, although on one these have been bent inwards to make them less prominent. Circa 3.2cm tall. Scarce.
Oldham (2011 edition) No 4/123 refers.
Code: 57941Price: 85.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 31st Reinforcements Brass Cap and Single Collar Badge Set
The cap badge in semi die struck thick brass with a crudely applied slider with registered design number RD 970 to the front and to the left of the numerals 31. It does not appear to have ever had lugs. Circa 4.3cm tall. The collar badge die struck brass with two diagonal lugs to the reverse and RD and 970 to the front to either side of the scroll furls. Circa 3cm tall.
Oldham (2011 edition) No 4/154 and No 4/156.
B57.8 / B57.7
Code: 57939Price: 110.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Naval Air Service ( R.N.A.S. ) Armoured Car Section Collar / Lapel Badge
A scarce bronzed collar badge with two original loops to the reverse as worn by the R.N.A.S. Armoured Car Section during WW1 from 1916 onwards. It depicts an Armoured Car to the centre of a crowned oval. Circa 4.1cm wide and 4.7cm tall. In good condition.
Code: 57938Price: 120.00 GBP
Boer War Royal Northern or Royal Home Counties Reserve Regiment Pouch Badge
An attractive and very scarce bi-metal pouch badge, two part construction, to this war raised unit (the Northern and Home Counties both used the same pattern badge), was intended to enable regular army reservist to volunteer for one year as a second line for UK service with so many regular troops deployed to South Africa. With two original screw posts to the reverse. Victorian Crown. A few spots of verdigris otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5cm tall.
Code: 57937Price: 95.00 GBP
Boer War Lord Roberts Commander-in-Chief 's Bodyguard Slouch Hat Badge, 1900
Contemporary two part construction sheet brass with two large brass lug rings on reverse. Applied "R" to centre to signify Lord Roberts. The date 1900 and letters SAFF ( South African Field Force) are also included in the design. Worn on slouch hat. There is also a pattern which was in the form of a shoulder title that was also worn on the slouch hat badge (see item 52007). Good condition, but with signs of being polished. 3.5cm wide and 4.1cm tall.
Code: 57936Price: 110.00 GBP
Reserve Regiment, Royal Irish Fusiliers ( RIF ) Boer War Cap Badge
An attractive two piece bi-metal cap badge with two original dark toned copper loops to reverse (a little bit bent but fully functional). Brass grenade with white metal shamrock mounted on grenade. Minor blemishing to gilding metal finish on grenade otherwise very good condition. Circa 6.3cm tall. Scarce.
During the South African War of 1899 - 1902, Reserve Regiments were formed and this one of the series of such badge.
K&K Vol 1 no 1133 refers.
Code: 57935Price: 145.00 GBP
WW1 Original Embroidered 34th Division Formation sign
Scarce and original embroidered formation sign on khaki square, circa 3.2cm square. In good worn condition.
The British 34th Division was a New Army division formed in April 1915 as part of the K4 Army Group. The division landed in France on January 1916 and spent the duration of the First World War in action on the Western Front.
The division was originally made up of Pals battalions, notably the 10th Lincolns, known as the Grimsby Chums, and two brigades of Northumberland Fusiliers; the Tyneside Scottish and Tyneside Irish. The division's first major action was the attack at La Boisselle on the first day of the Battle of the Somme during which the division suffered heavy casualties and many of the original Pals were killed.
Code: 57934Price: 135.00 GBP
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