Locally cast in East Africa, well made, two original loops to the reverse, in very good condition. Circa 4.9cm tall.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 431 refers.
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High cast gilt example, a very solid badge but has some wear to gilt and also some damage to crown, see photos. Two loops to the reverse. Badges like this would have been made in extremely small quantities. Rare.
Renfrew el al, Vol 1 No 510 refers.
A heavy die cast brass cap badge of two part construction with two original loops to the reverse. As worn by the Sudan Defence Force Supply Department. A shamrock leaf upon a multi-rayed star. In very good condition. Circa 1925 - 1955.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1, No 1294 refers.
In stunning condition with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Gilt bright and with only some minor service wear to the loops. Circa 4.5cm tall. Renfrew claims circa 1920. King's crown, so certainly pre 1952.
Britain took control of this small native kingdom as a British Crown Colony in 1884 after it suffered a series of defeats against the Boers of Cape Colony. Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 511 refers
Gilt still bright, two integral tombstone style loops to the reverse. A bit crude as one would expect from sandcasting but original and scarce. Of Kenyan interest too.
Renfrew et al, Vol 2 No 1839 refers.
Post independence, two integral loops to reverse, now sadly missing. Some staining to gilt finish. Condition reflected in price.
A very fine die cast white metal cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. In lovely condition with sharp detail. Circa 44cm tall.
Cap badge, cast brass with original slider which has been maker marked Wali Mohd & Co, Nairobi ( Kenya), who were responsible for the production of a whole series of sand cast badges during WW2 for local African units. Worn 1939 - 1945. A small casting flaw on the tablet which has obscured the F in KDF otherwise in good condition.
Renfrew et al No 521 refers.
Cast brass (more copper in colour) badge with two small original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 4.4cm tall.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 428 refers.
An attractive and large badge (5cm tall), finely detailed and of a very solid construction, with two original copper lugs to the reverse (North-South). Embossed FIRMIN LONDON on reverse. Some service wear to lugs.
The Rhodesian African Rifles, raised in 1940 (inheriting the traditions of the Rhodesian Native Regiment of 1916-18) and disbanded in 1981.
Renfrew el al, Vol 1 No 618 refers.
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