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Religious Lapel Button Badge celebrating Roman Catholic Pope Pius IX

Vintage religious lapel button badge which depicts Pope Pius IX - the longest serving pope 1846 - 1870. Some surface crazing, small at 19mm across, but an attractive religious collectable. Vatican history.

Code: 60384Price: 8.00 GBP

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WW2 - American Forces USA Ruptured Duck Brass Metal Insignia - Honourable Service Discharge Button Lapel Badge

The original Ruptured Duck was a cloth insignia depicting an eagle inside a wreath. It was worn on uniforms above the right breast pocket by WWII servicemen and women.
It was issued to US service personnel who were about to leave the military with an Honourable Discharge. It also allowed them to continue to wear their uniform for up to thirty days after they were discharged since there was a clothing shortage at that time. This showed the Military Police that they were in transit and not AWOL. Well, the boys thought the eagle looked more like a duck; and, because it meant they were going home, the popular saying was, "They took off like a Ruptured Duck"...hence the nickname.

The US Department of Defense awarded the button between September 1939 and December 1946 and it was made of gilt brass, except during metal shortages during which it was made of gilt plastic. Service members who received the plastic version were later allowed to trade it in for the brass version.


Code: 60383Price: 10.00 GBP

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The Northumberland Fusiliers Shooting Competition Prize Hallmarked Silver and Enamel Spoon - Attributed

13cm long. Reverse engraved on reverse as awarded to
"4269046 Fus. H. Walker, Score 75". Reverse also maker's mark R&S and Birmingham date letter H ( 1932 ). Enamel in excellent condition with no damage also spoon in good condition, slight tarnishing to silver but will polish up nicely. In near mint condition.


Code: 60381Price: 25.00 GBP

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WW1 - 2/7th Territorial Reserve Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Plated Tea Spoon dated 1916

An attractive and heavy maker marked silver plated tea spoon. Nicely engraved and no dings or dents, in fact almost mint. 13.2cm long. A real cracker.


Code: 60380Price: 25.00 GBP

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6th (Newcastle) Territorial Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Plated Mess Napkin Rings

A lot of quantity three silver plated (unmarked) napkin rings from the 6th Territorial Battalion of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (HQ Newcastle ). Each one has been attractively engraved with the Regimental Crest. On the reverse they each have a unique number. Slight damage to edge of the reverse of the one numbered "18", otherwise in very good condition, some dark toning to silver but they polish up nicely with a sliver cloth. Each one is 4.1cm in diameter and 2.9cm tall.


Code: 60379Price: 30.00 GBP

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Historical Bronze Old Penny sized Medallion commemorating the Gigantic Wheel at Earls Court London in 1897

I have lightened the photos on this dark toned item so you can see the detail. Forerunner of the London Eye. This gigantic wheel was 284 feet in diameter and weighed 900 tons. it had 40 cars each capable of carrying 30 people and one could see Windsor castle from the top. All of this detail is on the reverse. Milled rim. Generally good condition.


Code: 60378Price: 8.00 GBP

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Pre WW1 Identity Disc Dog Tag - Sgt Colter 9th DLI - Later Captain in the Durham Light Infantry ( DLI )

This aluminium disc pattern of dog tag was issued to pre WW1, before the introduction of fibre versions and is in good condition on its original suspension string. it is stamped in capitals:


Supplied with copy of WW1 Index card (both sides) which confirms that Archibald Colter was eligible for the 1914-15 trio and eligible for a Silver War Badge (although I cannot find him on the roll), entering France on 18th April 1915. He was commissioned not long following his arrival in France as a Lieutenant on 6th August 1915 and ultimately attained the rank of Captain. His address is given as Thrunton House, St Albans Crescent, Windynook, Felling-on-Tyne, Gateshead, County Durham. The 9th Battalion DLI (Territorials) were HQ at Gateshead and had a company at Felling. Copy of WWI MIC to be provided. Scarce.

Comm FB

Code: 60358Price:

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The Regiment van Heutsz Royal Netherlands Army Brass Cap Badge

A large die struck cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Some service wear to central design otherwise in good condition.

The Regiment van Heutsz is a line infantry regiment of the Royal Netherlands Army. The regiment was named after J.B. van Heutsz, a former Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, and was formed on July 1, 1950. It is notable for its service as part of the United Nations force sent to fight during the Korean War. Its badge is the former crest of the Dutch East Indies and it maintains the traditions of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger (KNIL) which was disbanded in 1950 (see item below).

Code: 60246Price: 10.00 GBP

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WW2 Home Front - Scarce Air Raid Patrol ARP clasp jack knife - Davenport Cutlery Company (DCC) , dated 1939

Uncommon 1939 ARP clasp knife by the Davenport Cutlery Company of Sheffield, rather than the more commonly encountered examples by George Gill & Sons of Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with marlin spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body; Sheffield, England to the base of blade. This pattern ceased to be made in 1939. Blade and spike both lightly patinated and blade has been sharpened at tip. Good overall condition and fully functional.

Sold as a historical collectable only. 18+ only and proof of age may be required if you are unknown to me. Will only post to a UK address.


On hold for Michael

Code: 59908Price:

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Attractive Pair of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers ( RNF ) Gilt and Enamel Cufflinks

An attractive pair of enamel and gilt cufflinks to the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. The facing link of each cufflink has St George slaying the dragon in a circle with regimental motto Quo Fata Vocant ( Where the Fates Will). The inside link of each cufflink bears the regimental colour scheme. Circa 1.1cm tall, these are small and attractive, with no damage to enamel. Some minor rubbing to the gilt plate.

Comm FB

Code: 59555Price: 15.00 GBP

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