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.
Small brass cap badge with original slider which is impressed with JR Gaunt London ( no full stop). Circa 3.7cm tall. Good detail and scarce.
Issued to Arty Owen Clarke in December 1916. On the reverese is pencil annotation " Emergency Station - Water Tower". Slight crease to centre, but not badly folded. Thick card. Lovely item. In addition, the Metrolitan Police booklet is dated 1914 and in a linen cover, pocket sized, with seven pages of small typed detail. Bit grubby to reverse of cover otherwise in very good condition. Scarce and invaluable reference.
A large brass and enamel buttonhole badge, some wear but enamel intact and good condition. Maker marked J R Gaunt London. 3.5cm in diameter. Coll.
Known as the "Chocolate Drop" medal, issued to Special Constables serving at outbreak of war in 1914. Reverse of top bar with original pin bears makers mark of G.R. Gaunt of London. The reverse is blank. Very good condition.
A scarce original die-stamped five pointed nickel silver star sleeve badge bearing 'SC' monogram to centre within a circlet inscribed 'Metropolitan Police 1914'. In very good condition, compete with two original lugs to the reverse, some slight twisting to lugs and white metal now dark toned.
Circa 2.5cm tall.
Awarded early 1918 by the Commissioner for wear on the forearm for Specials who attested before 31st December 1914 and had served continuously since then. Discontinued in the 1920s. Relatively scarce.
A large cast plated pewter St George above a 'V' with a separate but associated Motto scroll below. This is attractive and would make a great centre piece to your RNF badge display. Central screwpost without retaining nut and with small holes for pins to secure it to a notice board. Not to be confused with a pouch badge. Pre 1968 and probably not something you will find every day.
This is the actual item depicted in the wonderful second edition of Denis Wood's "Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" (copies still available - see my item for details of how to obtain a copy). See page 169 (No 524B). The item for sale is the same badge as that depcited in the book and comes directly from the author.
A large brass cast silver plated St George above a 'V' and Motto scroll attached below. Some wear to the plate with the brass showing through but still attractive and would make a great centre piece to your RNF badge display. Central screwpost without retaining nut and one out of three securing pins below remaining. Circa 9.5cm tall. Not to be confused with a pouch badge. Pre 1968 and probably not something you will find every day.
This is the actual item depicted in the wonderful second edition of Denis Wood's "Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges" (copies still available - see my item 62726 for details of how to obtain a copy).
Denis Wood page 169 (No 524A) refers (The photo in the book is in black and white so the brass base colour of this item does not show in the book but it is the same badge and comes directly from the author).
As worn by British Army Gurkha Regiments other than 2GR who would have had a red backing to the QEII crown. In good condition. This item comes directly from a former Gurkha officer. In good condition.
A well made and early item of two part construction with King's crown and two original lugs to the reverse. To the centre of brass star is mounted a St George slaying the dragon. Possibly a civilian band item / youth orgianisation badge. Circa 5.5cm tall.
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