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WW2 Large Royal Naval Mine Sweeping Service ( R.N.X.S. ) Gilt, White Metal and Enamel Cap badge
Some service wear but gilt bright and two original lugs to reverse. Large pattern beret badge. Embossed with maker's details to reverse JR Gaunt London. No damage to enamel.
Code: 59751Price: 14.00 GBP
WW2 Royal Naval Mine Watching Service Mufti Lapel Badge
Enamel in good condition, gilt bright. Circa 3cm tall. Horseshoe to reverse, backmarked J R Gaunt London.
Code: 59750Price: 6.00 GBP
WW2 British Red Cross Society Voluntary Aid Detachment ( V.A.D. ) Mobile Felt Cloth Arm Badge
A good example of a Second World War British Red Cross Society silk embroidered felt badge worn by the Mobile unit of the Voluntary Aid Detachments on the arm of the uniform. Good condition with some evidence of service wear, and has ink annotations on the reverse white backing cloth as follows: BRCS London 328, 17976. Presumably the 328 is reference to a London Detachment numbered 328, and the longer number which follows that of the recipient.
In Ward Dress, the VAD would wear a grey/blue dress with white apron, an armband bearing the Mobile badge to the left arm, and a white veil gathered behind the head in a fashion unlike those worn by military nurses. Height 67mm.
Code: 59749Price: 12.00 GBP
WW2 Netherlands ( Nederland ) Dutch Army Free Forces Cap Badge - Gaunt London
Brass WW II cap badge with original slider to the reverse bearing maker maker's details for JR Gaunt London (no full stop). The Royal Lion of the House of Orange above a scroll "Nederland". In very good condition.
Code: 59740Price: 25.00 GBP
WW2 Dutch Thank You Letter to Allied Forces - Emblems of the Allies
An usual and scarce find. A colourful manuscript style printed letter with the block of text in Dutch surrounded by all of the emblems and formation signs / insignia of the British, Canadian, Australian and American military units who helped in the liberation of the Netherlands. There is also a French flag at the top. Fortunately for those not versed in Dutch language it is accompanied by a period typed translation page. The letter thanks all of the participants and explains just how bad the situation in occupied Holland under "the Hun" (the language used in the letter). The piece comes in very good condition, slightly yellowed with age and has been folded, some minor edge damage. It measures 37cm tall and 25.5cm wide. It ends "With every wish to you, for every Flash on this emblem, which brought …. FINAL VICTORY!" An interesting project to obtain the relevant insignia to match the letter!
Code: 59714Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 USA 1944 Half Silver Dollar in Wallet of Authenticity
Designed by Adolf Alexander Weinman in 1916, this 90% silver coin was difficult to strike with full detail, and many examples have poor definition on the figure of liberty and the eagle's wings, as we find here. Also, as is the case with this medal it was not unusual to find that the reverse has been struck the wrong way up on early American coins. Described as extra fine condition. Without mint mark, which means it was minted at Philadelphia.
Unusual to find it in this 1944 coin in a presentation wallet.
Code: 59526Price: 15.00 GBP
WW2 LNER Home Front Railway Service Brass and Enamel Lapel Badge
Shows sign of considerable wear, but enamel mainly intact if scratched. Horseshoe fitting.
Code: 59521Price: 5.00 GBP
WW2 Home Guard, Home Front Invasion Defence, HG Lapel Badge
A good original wartime small rectangular brass badge with blue enamel and red enamel to crown. In good condition, retaining original buttonhole fitting, but with a small slip of enamel missing from very top of the word "Home", but this looks like a firing issue rather than damage to the enamel. Circa 2cm tall.
Formed in 1940, from the recently raised Local Defence Volunteers (LDV), to counter the threat of invasion from German airborne and seaborne troops (Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion").
Code: 59452Price: 10.00 GBP
WW2 Netherlands Dutch Army Free Forces Bronze Cap / Breast Badge - Maker marked Stokes
Bronze WW II cap / breast badge with original pin fitting to the reverse bearing maker maker's details for Stokes (Australian firm). The Royal Lion of the House of Orange above a scroll "Nederland". In very good condition and scarce.
Code: 59048Price: 75.00 GBP
WW2 Belgian Free Forces Army in United Kingdom gilded white metal Breast Pin Badge A WW2 breast badge with the Belgian Lion surmounted by a crown to the top centre of furled scroll bearing the title, "Belgian Army in United Kingdom". Die struck, original pin but C clasp on fastening side is absent. Otherwise in good condition. Brass plated in colour to front, white metal to reverse. Condition reflected in price.
Code: 59041Price: 20.00 GBP
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