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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.

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Code: 57430Price: 95.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Naval Division ( RND ) ' Forget Me Knot ' Silver hallmarked Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge

An extremely fine hollow silver example, most highlights enhanced with gold plate, the reverse bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1914 (letter P) and maker's details "S.Bros". 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. Some light tarnishing to silver, especially to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm wide.

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Code: 57429Price: 75.00 GBP


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50th ( Northumbrian ) Division ( Tyne & Tees ( TT )) Eighth Army / Second Army Enamel & Chrome OCA Lapel Pin Badge on Original Card

In very good condition with no damage to the enamel and pin fully functional. Still mounted on its original card (this is quite badly worn). Made by the London Badge & Button Company.

Battle honours listed on circlet for 1939 - 45 : Cyprus, Iraq, Gazala, Alamein, Mareth, Sicily, D - Day Gold Beach.

Comm FB

Code: 57252Price:


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WW2 201 / 202 / 203 Special Forces Auxiliary Home Guard ( HG ) Chrome & Enamel Lapel Badge

A very rare Second World War period Home Guard Auxiliary Units chrome and enamel badge, retaining original buttonhole fitting, enamel loss to the right of the shield, otherwise in good condition. Circa 1.9cm in height.

The Home Guard Auxiliary Units were specially selected members of the Home Guard, who volunteered in the event of a German invasions, to go underground and operate behind enemy lines in a guerrilla war. These men were skilled on the land, Gamekeepers, poachers, farmers etc, who received specialist training in small arms, explosives and demolition. These units were numbered 201,202,203. These numbers are incorporated to the front of the badge.

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Code: 57122Price:


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D Day 6th June 1944 - Normandy 1944 Veterans Association Lapel Pin Badge

Gilt and enamel in excellent condition with original pin and fixing, Maker-marked W. Reeves & Co Ltd, 30 Tenby Street, Birmingham. Circa 2.1cm tall.

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Code: 56981Price:


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WW1 Motor Machine Gun Corps MMG Hallmarked Silver and TS Sweetheart Pin Badge Brooch

Scarce hallmarked silver and T/S sweetheart badge, smaller than most T/S badges of this type, circa 2.1cm in diameter. Crossed machine guns with scroll "MMG" below. Looks like the clasp may be a replacement. Quite a lot of excess glue to the reverse. Looks grand from the front.

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Code: 56946Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 Connaught Rangers Unmarked Silver Sweetheart Pin Brooch Badge

Die cast unmarked silver sweetheart with original fixings. Circa 27mm tall. scarce.

A194.9

Code: 56917Price: 45.00 GBP


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Scarce 268th ( Dudley ) Battery Royal Artillery ( T.A. ) Silver plated and enamel Coronation Souvenir Lapel Pin Badge

A small but very attractive item dated 6th May 1935 lapel badge struck to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. Enamel in excellent condition and pin fixings original and functional. Circa 2.6cm tall.

West Midlands / Birmingham interest.

Code: 56694Price: 32.00 GBP


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RAF 264 Fighter Squadron Gilt and Enamel Mufti Lapel Pin Badge, King 's Crown - Mosquito Night Fighthers

A rare original George VI period RAF No 264 Fighter Squadron gilt and enamel badge, the centre bearing a knight's armet / enclosed helm with motto " We Defy " below , and the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd, Branston St, B'Ham.18". Fully functional and original pin to the reverse. Circa 3.3cm tall. Some wear to highpoints of gilt armet / helm, otherwise the enamel in undamaged and gilt bright.

No.264 ( Madras Presidency ) Squadron was reformed on 30 October 1939, as a Defiant-equipped fighter squadron. It used its two-seater fighters for the first time in May 1940, and had some initial successes, before the Germans discovered the Defiant's weak points, and in August 1940 the Defiant was withdrawn from daylight operations.

From then until the end of the war No.264 Squadron served as a night fighter squadron. The Defiants remained until July 1942, but in May 1942 the squadron became one of the first to get the Mosquito NF.Mk II. The first Mosquito sorties took place on 13 June 1942.

The squadron alternated between defensive and intruder duties. The first spell of intruder duties came from January-November 1943. This was followed by a return to defensive duties from bases in Lincolnshire, before moving south in May 1944 to cover the D-day invasion. The squadron moved to France for a short spell in August, and then returned in January 1945 for a mix of defensive patrols over the Allied armies and intruder missions into Germany, which lasted to the end of the war.
Aircraft operated:
December 1939-September 1941: Boulton Paul Defiant I
September 1941-July 1942: Boulton Paul Defiant II
May 1942-January 1944: de Havilland Mosquito II
July 1943-October 1943: de Havilland Mosquito VI
January 1944-August 1945: de Havilland Mosquito XIII

A183

Code: 56664Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Mother of Pearl ( MoP ) New Zealand ( NZ ) Imperial Forces Sweetheart Brooch


Gilt and enamel badge applied to MOP backing with sterling silver rim. Copper backing with original pin fixings. Marked on reverse, "sterling silver rim". The hole above the Z is where the badge has been attached to the backing. Circa 28mm in diameter. Great condition and attractive.

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Code: 56414Price: 16.00 GBP

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