Padraig H. Pearse 1916 Irish Commemorative Silvered Medal
Obverse: "PADRAIG H PEARSE 1879-1916"
Reverse: " IRELAND UNFREE SHALL NEVER BE AT PEACE FROM AN ORATION BY PADRAIG MACPIARAIS POET AUTHOR AND PATRIOT COMMANDER IN CHIEF IN CHIEF OF REPUBLICAN ARMY EASTER 1916"
Believed to have been issued in 1966 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Dublin Easter Rising. Circa 3.2cm in diameter suspended from a green... read more
Scarce British Asian Squadron King’s Colonials Boer War slouch hat badge
.A very fine scarce die-stamped heavy and stiff yellow brass example. Elephant standing on scroll inscribed “British Asian”; palm trees in the background. Two loops to reverse (east - west). Some staining to front, which has mostly cleaned off as it was stained badly but cleaned off with some WD40. More elbow grease would no doubt remove it all, but I felt it would look just too good! A... read more
Royal Scots Officer's OSD Matched Bronze Collars - Jennens & Co
WW1 vintage small (each one is only 2.5cm tall) pattern collar badges. Two part construction with centre raised above the star. Sharp detail but slight wear highpoints of thistles on each. Both backmarked J&Co ( Jennens & Co ) and with two original lugs to each. One lug twisted and both some verdigris to reverses.
WW1 Manchester Regiment 1914 Hallmarked Silver & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch by William James Dingley
An extremely fine quality large early First World War period Manchester Regiment silver and enamel sweetheart brooch, gilt washed, the reverse bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1914. Maker's details "W.J.D" (William James Dingley, Birmingham) to reverse. Stunning condition, with its original pin fitting and perfect enamel. 32mm tall. An excellent example. This item will come in a small card pres... read more
Scarce WW1 era Loyal Dublin Volunteers ( LDV ) Bronze Buttonhole Lapel Badge
Original with some verdigris to front of bronze, but otherwise sharp detail. Stamped with issue number to reverse "455" and maker marked " Vaughtons Ltd, Birm'm " ( Birmingham ). 3cm in diameter.
At its peak the LDV boasted a membership of some 2000 men. Many were of Ulster birth, some 768 men and women signed the Ulster Covenant and Declaration within the city, but th... read more
The British Army 1914 -18 - Osprey Men at Arms Series - No 81
40 packed pages, well illustrated and In very good second hand condition, with no damage, rips, tears or pen marks. Essential reference. read more
The German Army 1914 -18 - Osprey Men at Arms Series - No 80
40 packed pages, well illustrated and In very good second hand condition, with no damage, rips, tears or pen marks.
Light Infantry Anodised Aluminium Cap Badge - Timings
Has seen quite some service wear but a scarce maker. Original slider marked M.W. Timings Ltd, B'Ham. read more
WW1 Mercantile Marine Medal Pair to John Greenwood Thompson plus Torpedoed Sleeve Badge
Pair of WW1 medals to John G. (Greenwood) Thompson, comprising:
a) British War Medal, 1914 - 1918
b) Mercantile Marine War Medal, 1914 - 1918.
Together with a gold bullion torpedo badge indicating that a member of the merchant marine had been torpedoed but apparently undeterred had returned to service at sea.
It also includes an original let... read more
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment Large Officers OSD Bronzed Button ( 6th Foot)
J R Gaunt & Sons, London. Worn 1902 onwards. OSD Bronzed officer's button in good condition with minor signs of wear. Strong fixed shank. Circa 26mm in diameter.
Ripley 211 refers.