WW1 New Zealand - NZVC Veterinary Corps Brass Shoulder Title - Gaunt London
In very good condition with two original hexagonal style fixings to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Scarce.
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New Zealand Engineers (NZE) Officers OSD Bronze Cap Badge - Blades
A scarce die cast bronze OSD cap badge with two original blades to the reverse and maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. In very good condition with good colour.
Circa 4cms tall and 2.5cms in diameter.
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WW1 New Zealand NZ Post and Telegraph Corps (NZE) Brass Cap Badge
A die struck NZPTC cap badge in yellow brass with two original loops to the reverse and maker's tablet JR Gaunt London to reverse of crown but inverted. Slight polishing to detail otherwise in good condition.
Formed in 1911 as part of the New Zealand Engineers. Worn until 1921 when they were formed into the New Zealand Corps of Signals.
Corbett p120 refers.
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New Zealand Volunteers QVC General Issue Brass 1878 Pattern Helmet Plate, 1882 - 1895
In stunning condition with two of two dark toned loops to the reverse. Looks like unissued stock. The bugle and garter pattern was replaced in 1895 with the plate with four stars. Worn by the volunteer units which did not have a specific design. Instead they identified themselves from the initials of their corps worked in white worsted on the shoulder straps. Red cloth backing not contempo... read more
Scarce WW1 21st New Zealand Reinforcements to the 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force Brass Cap Badge
Artistically for me at least the most attractively designed badge of the series. The use of the tail feathers to spell out 'New Zealand' was simply inspired. With two original hexagonal lugs (as typical of this series). Good sharp detail and circa 3.2cm tall and 5cm wide. The collar badges were of a different design (see my item 61639).
Corbett Page 182 refers.
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WW1 New Zealand - Maori Pioneer Battalion Brass Collar Badge - Gaunt
In very good condition with two original loops to the reverse and thin maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. Circa 3.9 cms tall. This patttern worn February 1916 - September 1917. This was an all-Maori unit. The battalion disbanded in March/April 1919. Complete with necklace. Scarce.
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WW1 New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion Cap Badge - Gaunt Tablet
In stunning condition, most probably unissued, with two original loops to the reverse and thin maker's tablet JR Gaunt London. Circa 5cm tall. This patttern worn February 1916 - September 1917. This was an all-Maori unit. The battalion disbanded in March/April 1919. Complete with necklace.
Corbett p237 / Oldham No 4/287 refer.
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WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force Onward Cap Badge - British Section (oakleaf frame)
In good condition with original slider.
The British Section of the NZEF was formed by New Zealanders living in England, and with a strength of seven officers and 233 men, sailed for Egypt on the 12 December 1914. The section was dissolved the following day with the men being absorbed into the Army Service Corps and an Engineer Field Company.
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WW1 - NZRB New Zealand Rifle Brigade Blackened Shoulder Title
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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WW1 New Zealand NZ Military Forces Motor Reserve of Officers' Cap Badge
Very scarce brass cap badge with two loops to the reverse and makers details for Gaunt London, worn by the New Zealand Motor Reserve of Officers (only 178 officers). A stylized steering wheel, bearing the title "N.Z. Military Forces Motor Reserve". In existence for a very short period from 16 April 1913. Disbanded 11th February 1920. Circa 3.2cm in diameter. A lovely badge.
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