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WW1 Town Souvenir of Canadian interest -Vimy Dangler Style Sweetheart Brooch Pin Badge
Silver washed leaf with sword and brass letter dangler style with the word VIMY below. Some rust to pin, a slight leaf tip loss to one spike (see photo) and sword bent downwards but this looks deliberate as part of the design. Original and functional pin to the reverse. Circa 3.5cm tall.
Attacking together for the first time, four Canadian divisions stormed Vimy ridge at 5:30am on 9 April 1917. More than 15,000 Canadian infantry overran the Germans all along the front. Hill 145, the highest and most important feature of the Ridge, and where the Vimy monument now stands, was captured in a frontal bayonet charge against machine-gun positions. Three more days of costly battle delivered final victory. The Canadian operation was an important success, but it was victory at a heavy cost: 3,598 Canadians were killed and another 7,000 wounded.
Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion. In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it. The gleaming white marble and haunting sculptures of the Vimy Memorial, unveiled in 1936, stand as a terrible and poignant reminder of the 11,285 Canadian soldiers killed in France who have no known graves.
Code: 58574Price: 30.00 GBP
WW1 GV 2nd Life Guards Gilding Metal and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch Badge Pin
A scarce one to find, With original pin and clasp. In good bright condition. The enamel is complete but over applied as it as slightly swamped out the lettering. Circa 3.9cm tall. This is a not a converted cap or collar badge.
Code: 58440Price: 22.00 GBP
WW1 Scottish Company City of London National Guard ( CLNG ) Comrades Association Enamel Lapel Pin Badge
An extremely attractive and scarce sterling silver and enamel pin comrades badge to the Scottish Company of this WW1 home guard style unit. On reverse, maker marked JR Gaunt London and stamped "Sterling". Strong original and fully functional pin and fixing. No damage to enamel. The unit was in existence circa 1916-1919.
Code: 58334Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 Vintage Royal Army Service Corps ( RASC ) Old Comrades Association Buttonhole Lapel Badge
An attractive two part construction silver plated, gilt and enamel OCA lapel badge in excellent condition with no damage to enamel. 3cm high. King's Crown. Horseshoe lapel fitting back-marked JR Gaunt London.
Code: 58186Price: 10.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Mother of Pearl Silver Marked Sweetheart Pin Brooch
A very scarce Great War period Channel Islands sweetheart brooch; brass strung bugle-horn above a blue enamel 'Royal Guernsey' title scroll, mounted on a mother of pearl disc, enclosed by 'Silver Rim'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, an excellent example. Circa 2.9cm in diameter. Will be supplied in a black card jewellers box.
Code: 58078Price: 120.00 GBP
Sterling Silver Honourable Artillery Company ( HAC ) Grenade Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge
A small but attractive hollow sterling silver marked sweetheart brooch with original pin and c clasp to the reverse. Maker marked " E A P & Co ". Circa 3.1cm tall. Dark toned and in very good condition.
Code: 57965Price: 28.00 GBP
WW1 Submarine S1 S - Class 1914 Hallmarked Silver Anchor Brooch in By Appointment to Admiralty Storage Box
An extremely rate S-Class Submarine sweetheart Brooch, Birmingham hallmark letter date letter P ( 1914 ) and maker's mark " F.H.M. " ( Frank H Mannox, Birmingham). Box looks like it was the original retailers rather than the manufacturers but no way of knowing other than they came together.
Only three S Class submarines were built, in Greenock in Scotland, by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Limited, shortly before the outbreak of WW1. They were Italian designed boats. All three vessels were transferred to our allies, the Italian Navy on 25th October 1915 presumably as they would have been familiar with their layout.
While on patrol in June 1915 HMS Submarine S1's engines failed. The crew were able to capture the German fishing trawler "Ost" and used it to tow the submarine home. As the complement of the submarine was only 18 crew, this sweetheart brooch can only be regarded as rare if not unique.
The vessel was stricken in 1919.
Code: 57961Price: 300.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Dublin Fusiliers White Enamel Sweetheart Brooch
A rare First World War Royal Dublin Fusiliers gilt and enamel sweetheart brooch. No damage to enamel other than slight surface wear. Gilt remains bright. With original and fully functional pin and C clasp to reverse.
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Scarce Drummer 's Old Comrades Association OCA Honourable Artillery Comany HAC Enamel & Gilt Buttonhole Lapel Badge
An attractive three coloured enamel gilt lapel badge with original horseshoe fitting and maker marked to the reverse " Collins - London ". Enamel in good condition with the exception of a small piece missing near the letter A.
Code: 57761Price: 35.00 GBP
WW1 Royal Naval Division ( RND ) Hawke Battalion Silver hallmarked Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge
An extremely fine hollow silver example, most highlights enhanced with gold plate, the reverse bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1915 (capital letter q) and maker's details "R.J.W". Very good condition, except possibly pin may have been professionally replaced at some point. With no dents or distortion. It is better than my photos, as the gold seems to blend into the silver colour, especially to the reverse. Circa 4.7cm wide.
Code: 57430Price: 95.00 GBP
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