Brass gilding metal cap badge with 2 original loops and a JR Gaunt London maker's tablet (slightly lifting and truncated) to the reverse. Formed 1911. Saw action in Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine 1916-1919. Amalgamated with the 1st Mounted Rifles (Canterbury Yeomanry Cavalry) in 1921.
At circa 42mm tall and 63mm wide this is the smaller pattern shown in Oldham.
Cox no 2908 / Corbett p158 / Oldham No 5/58 (p60) refer.
Die struck with two original loops to the reverse. Slight polishing to highpoints on crown and service wear to the lugs. Appears to be nickel plated which dates it to pre late 1940s when the chromium plated versions started to appear. Circa 4.4cm tall.
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Watson p80 refers.
In good condition and scarce. Circa 7cm wide.
A Maori War Canoe travelling to the left over water (the other variety is over a fern leaf), with two large original copper wire loop soldered to the reverse. To front, to the left of the 2 is a registered design number 931(?). A rare item in undamaged condition.
Oldham No 4/128 Lowe 33/2 refer.
Made by Mayer & Kane of Wellington.
A very hard to find WWII / Cold War Navigators Half Brevet of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Of all the Commonwealth Pilots in WWII and thereafter, only the RNZAF wore metal wings or brevets of this type.
Made exclusively in Wellington by the jewellers Mayer and Kane ltd they were only ever issued to aircrew in the Pacific theatre. M&K made white metal pilots wings and as well as 1/2 Brevets of this type and for Air Gunners and other specialist aircrew.
Stamped on the back with "M.K /W". The half brevet is silver washed bronze and is circa 45mm wide and 29mm high. It is not the tightest of fits, the pin and fittings look a bit crude, but appear to be original. Some minor wear to finish on bottom of wing edge which shows the bronze beneath.
Worn by Pilots of No 23 (Fighter ) Squadron in 1945 and in the Occupation of Japan by No 14 Squadron RNZAF.
A gilding metal die struck cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm tall. Some slight darkening to left of scroll otherwise in very good condition.
Oldham No 4/42 refers
Cap and matching collar badge set, all die struck in gilding metal and with two original loops to the reverse of each. Awesome design. Motto KIA TUPATO (Be Careful). Slight colour variation between the cap and collars. Scarce.
Oldham 4/88 & 4/90 /Corbett's " The Regimental Badges of New Zealand " p181 refer.
Die struck gilding metal cap badge with voided centre and two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.3cm tall. Note the incorrect use of a Victorian pattern crown as per illustrated in Corbett's " The Regimental Badges of New Zealand ", page 182. In very good condition and scarce.
Die struck with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each. Facing pair, display well together but not a exact match. Both have a registered design number in the reverse of the tail of the bird, which is more legible than the other, and which is " RD822 ". Circa 2.8cm tall. Scarce.
Oldham 4/100 / Corbett's " The Regimental Badges of New Zealand " p182 refer.
In good condition with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Corbett refers to blackened shoulder titles being worn in WW1 (p234).
Oldham 12/105 refers.
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