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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
WW2 Netherlands 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: 59037Price: 35.00 GBP
WW2 Belgian Free Forces Army in United Kingdom 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 cast and with original pin fitting and pin, fully functional. This looks to have been silver plated. In very good condition.
WW2 Poland - Polish 2 Corps Breast badge - numbered to reverse
Silver plated die cast bronze badge sadly now missing its screw post fitting and retaining nut. The number 066892 has been stamped to the reverse (the recipient's army number?). Circa 3.7cm tall and 2cm wide. There is a small letter 'H' stamped to bottom left outer edge of the shield which initially is very hard to see, but I presume this related to the die number.
The British authorized the Polish 2nd Corps to wear the 8th Army patch after their outstanding performance at the Battle of Monte Cassino. The mermaid with a sword & shield was the symbol of the 2nd Corps and represented the arms of the City of Warsaw.
The Polish II Corps, 1943–1947, was a major tactical and operational unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II. It was commanded by Lieutenant General Władysław Anders and fought with distinction in the Italian Campaign, in particular at the Battle of Monte Cassino.
Code: 59035Price: 65.00 GBP
Post WW2 - Control Commission Germany (CCG) Large Gilding Metal Cap Badge
A large cap badge with original slider to the reverse. Circa 4.6cm across. In good condition.
After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a control commission was set up to support the Military Government. This Military government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of " Local Government ". it was responsible for public safety and Health, Transport, Intelligence (which include rooting out Nazis) and Housing. HQ was in Berlin. Recruits to the CCG had to be over 21, and were in the main recruited from civil servants in the foreign office and demobbed forces personnel.
WW2 Belgian Army in Britain Copper Cap Badge
A good die stamped copper example with two loops to the reverse. Circa 4cm tall.
The 1st Belgian Independent Parachute Company, was raised at Malvern, United Kingdom, on May 8 1942 and wore the Belgian Lion in the beret. This was of copper colour for men, silver for NCO's, and bronze for officers. In June 1943 the company was attached for some time to the 8th British Parachute Battalion. In January 1944 the 1st Belgian Independent Parachute Company became the 1st Belgian SAS Squadron and was integrated into the British SAS Brigade, wearing the winged dagger in place of the lion. On July 27 1944 the Squadron saw action for the first time and they were parachuted behind enemy lines in France.
Code: 59031Price: 35.00 GBP
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