Popular in the WW1 as gifts to the troops, a superbly detailed 3D (three old pence) silver coin which as been adapted to carry a completely legible engraving of the full length version of the Lords Prayer. At only circa 16mm in diameter, this is an incredibly skilled and time consuming piece of craftsmanship. One can only hope that the soldier, sailor or airman to whom it was given came safely home. Very poignant keepsake. Silver dark toned. Look at the small one pence coin next to it. It is even smaller than that!
A scarce named example, neatly engraved to the reverse "F.E. Wallbank EVTC Aug 15". Gilt and enamel lapel badge with original horseshoe fitting. No damage to the enamel. Minor wear to gilt otherwise in very good condition.
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A rare gilt brass shoulder title with the letters PMS in interwoven flowing script with 2 original loops to reverse. Some staining to reverse otherwise in very good condition.
Almeric Hugh Paget, 1st Baron Queensborough, formed the corps in August 1914 with 50 masseuses, rapidly rising to over 100. 'Military' added to title in 1915 and renamed Military Massage Service in 1919 (One seen being worn on a green cloth epaulette).
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A nicely detailed patriotic medallion or fob, blank reverse. The British lion to centre, flanked by symbols for France and Russia, the alllies or entente cordiale.
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WW I brass cap badge with two original loops (slightly bent) and maker's tablet for JR Gaunt London to the reverse. The monogram and date, "VTC 1915 " backed by a pair of crossed rifles to the centre of a crowned laurel wreath above the scroll, "South London ". In very good condition. Scarce.
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a bronze die stuck cap badge with original slider to the reverse as worn by the WWI raised Hertfordshire Volunteer Regiment VTC. A resting stag above the scroll, "Herts V.R.". In very good condition with no damage to the antlers.
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WW1 Suffolk Volunteer Training Corps king's crown cap badge with two loops and maker's table for JR Gaunt London to the reverse. The letters " VTC " and the date " 1915 " backed by a pair of crossed rifles to the centre of a crowned wreath of laurel and the " Suffolk " title scroll. It appears to have been silver washed at some time, only really evident now from the reverse otherwise in very good condition.
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A good original First World War period 'National Reserve London gilt badge' large pattern example in the form blue enamel oval title, gilt Crown to voided centre, the reverse with maker's details "J.R. Gaunt London" impressed with official "Register No 579118". Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, slight touch of verdigris to base of crown otherwise in very good condition. Circa 3.5cms in height.
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A pre WW1 Veteran Reserve Surrey home front badge, the reverse impressed with "REG No 570574" (a registered design of 1910). Very good condition, complete with original large round buttonhole fixing. Circa 4.8cms in height. In good condition.
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Proficient UVF badge. Marked TYRONE REG. Blue border indicated proficiency in both arms and foot drilling. UVF For God and Ulster.
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