In superb condition with sharp detail and two original loops to the reverse. Worn 1896 - 1900 only after which the standard castle pattern was introduced.
K&K Vol 1 No 650 refers.
Small die struck with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. The Rifle Brigade did not wear collar badges. This is often referred to as the four-scroll badge with Battle honours to Crimea only. Circa 3.2cm tall. This one with a Victorian Crown, also found with an imperial crown. In very good condition, some squashing to the lugs but still fully functional.
K&K Vol 1 No 703 refers.
Die struck Bi-metal (or Festubert pattern) Other Ranks Back Badge with original long slider for wear in the puggaree or pagri of the sun helmet. Nicely toned with sharp detail. This variety worn circa 1888 - 1914 and reintroduced 1918 - 1935. This version is compared with the usual pattern listed elsewhere (item 61530). The slider is considerably longer, 4.5cm in length versus 3cm. Circa 3cm in diameter. Scarce.
This, together with the item listed below, is a real oddity. It appears to be an Other Ranks HPC device die struck in white metal with two original lugs to the reverse. It is not a collar badge as far as I can determine (not listed in Churchill) so I can only presume they are NCO issue for wear in the side or forage cap. It shows no sign of having been removed from the Helmet Plate Centre; the lugs are original and not in place of any other fittings. Circa 2.5cm wide and 2.4cm tall. Any information welcome.
The phrase here has to be " lovingly polished " and has therefore lost a lot of detail. An early pattern cap badge on two original lugs which have some signs of service wear.
K&K Vol 1 No 672 refers
In good condition (slight polishing to acorn) with two original dark toned loops to the reverse with large braising / sweat/ expansion hole to the centre of the reverse. Gaylor confirms an all brass WW1 economy version. This pattern worn until 1922. See item 60066 for a slidered version.
K&K Vol 1 No 621 refers.
Circa 8cm across, with two original loops to the reverse with green felt backing. In good condition.
Die struck Bi-metal Other Ranks Back Badge with original slider. This variety worn circa 1888 - 1914 and then reintroduced 1918 - 1935, known then as the Festubert pattern. Circa 3cm in diameter. See the Pagri version listed separately.
Die struck cap badge with two original lugs to the reverse. Some twisting to lugs but still attached and functional. Some polishing to detail. King's crown. Worn circa 1904 - 1910. Worn with a slider thereafter.
K&K Vol 1 No 597 refers.
Small die struck with two original lugs to the reverse, but now both squashed and damaged. Signs of some wear, polishing to high points and slightly bent and dark toned (it is more white than my photos suggest), but scarce. Rifle Brigade did not wear collar badges. This is often referred to as the four-scroll badge with Battle honours to Crimea only. Circa 3.2cm tall. This one with a Victorian Crown, also found with an imperial king's crown.
K&K Vol 1 Nos 703 refers.
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