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WW1 6th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment silver sweetheart brooch

An attractive and scarce First World War 6th Territorial Battalion the King's (Liverpool) Regiment sweetheart brooch ,the reverse bearing good London silver hallmarks for 1917 (date letter B) and maker's details "C & A" (the latter a bit feint). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings and excellent patina. Circa 27mm in diameter.

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Code: 60685Price: 75.00 GBP

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Northumberland Hussars (Yeomanry) regimental sweetheart enamel brooch in original case / box

A very rare fine quality brooch, sadly no hallmarks but looks to be made from precious metals. In original case named to Hunt & Roskell Limited of Old Bond Street London. Original pin fittings with extra safety catch. Some slight damage to the dark blue background enamel above the turret of the castle on the right otherwise a fabulous jeweller made sweetheart brooch. Extremely ornate with marquisate stones and red and dark and light blue enamels and gilt lettering. Some light marks to case and wear to base of case but fully functional and attractive also.

Comm GM

Code: 60684Price: 125.00 GBP

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3rd Volunteer Battalion Essex Regiment Victorian White Metal Other Ranks Helmet Plate

A scarce plate, one piece with three original dark toned loops to the reverse, bent to shape and all present and correct. It is much easier to come across plates to the 1st and 2nd VB Battalions of this unit. the 3rd Volunteer Battalion HP is surprisingly elusive.

Comm GM

Code: 60683Price: 225.00 GBP

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1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment Victorian White Metal Other Ranks Helmet Plate

A one piece white metal helmet plate with three original dark toned loops to the reverse. A really nice striking, all present and correct.

Comm GM

Code: 60682Price: 185.00 GBP

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69th Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment / later 2nd Bn The Welsh Regiment ) Georgian Musicians Leather Pouch

Possibly a unique find in a very stiff glossy leather in good condition and with the number 69 below a Georgian style crown burnt into the leather ( I am sure there is probably a technical term for this!). Brass button retains the flap. Large retaining loop for wear on a waist belt in matching leather to the reverse. No stitching faults. Possible name to reverse but no longer able to work this out. A wonderful early item, museum quality. Circa 8 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Worn by bandsman / musician.

The 69th Foot were amalgamated with the 41st Foot (Welsh Regiment) in 1881, to form the Welsh / Welch Regiment's second battalion.

On account of it being leather there may be some countries I am unable to post this item to. Please bear this in mind if you live in a country with such restrictions before ordering it. I am unable to post this to the USA.

Comm GM

Code: 60681Price: 220.00 GBP

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HMS Achilles Gold and Enamel Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge

An attractive sweetheart pin bar badge brooch, which sadly has had the pin bar damaged broken off, but otherwise in good condition with no damage to the blue enamel. The reverse impressed "9ct" (9 carat gold). Condition of pin reflected in price but could be repaired.

Possible ships:

HMS Achilles (1905) was a Warrior-class armoured cruiser launched in 1905 and sold in 1921.
HMS Achilles (70) was a Leander-class light cruiser launched in 1932. She would serve with the Royal Navy's New Zealand Division from 31 March 1937 up to the creation of the Royal New Zealand Navy, into which she was transferred in September 1941 and recommissioned HMNZS Achilles. Her crew was approximately 60 per cent from New Zealand. She was transferred back to the Royal Navy from the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1946. She was then transferred to the Royal Indian Navy in 1948 as HMIS Delhi, eventually becoming INS Delhi and was scrapped in 1978.
HMS Achilles (F12) was a Leander-class frigate launched in 1968. She was sold to Chile in 1990 and renamed Ministro Zenteno.

On the morning of 13 December 1939, the middle ship of the three possible listed above to which this brooch may relate was one of a force light cruisers consisting of Achilles, Ajax and Exeter who engaged the pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee. A fierce battle ensue in which Achilles suffered some damage. In the exchange of fire, four crew were killed, her captain, W. E. Parry, was wounded.


Code: 60680Price: 65.00 GBP

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The Royal Irish Rifles ( 83rd & 86th Foot) - Other Ranks Imperial Crown Blackened Brass Metal Cap Badge, 1902 - 1913 only

A good blackened brass metal die struck cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Worn in black until 1913, and in white metal thereafter. Scarce.

K&K Vol 1 No 690 refers.


Code: 60016Price: 18.00 GBP

Code: 60679Price: 45.00 GBP

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Brass British Army Bandsmans Procifiency Trade Arm badge - Lyre, Wreath & Kings Crown

A die struck brass example with two loops to reverse, red felt backing (this has a lot of age and wear to it) and brass backing plate. Circa 5.2cm tall. Badge in very good condition.


Code: 60678Price:

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IX/XIIL 9th / 12th Queens Royal Lancers Brass Shoulder Title with Backing Plate

A brass shoulder title, roman numeral version of 9/12. With two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse, backing plate and cotter split pin. Slight twisting to lugs, otherwise in very good condition. Circa 4.6cm wide and 1cm tall (excluding the forward slash). Worn from 1960.

Westlake No 114 refers.


Code: 60677Price: 6.00 GBP

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South Wales Borderers / Lincolnshire Regiment White Metal Other Ranks Collar Badge - Right Facing

Worn by either of the above mentioned regiments, as this pattern of collar badge was universal to them both. In very good condition with two original brass loops to the reverse.

Westlake Nos 316/661


Code: 60676Price: 5.00 GBP

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