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Rare King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) Supply & Transport Officer 's Blackened Bronze OSD Cap Badge
A rare Transport and Supply ( S& T ) (coys, and wings) die cast blackened bronzed officers OSD cap badge with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Firmin London. Pre 1940. Northern and Southern Brigades were replaced by the East African ASC in 1940. Some minor wear to finish.
Renfrew el al Vol 2 No 1790 refers.
7th King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) Brass Cap Badge - Zanzibar
Cast brass badge with two original lugs to the reverse. The In very good condition. Circa 4.8cm tall. I have encountered this scarce badge in blackened brass. This looks like it has never been blackened but is right enough.
The 7th KAR was formed in Zanzibar in 1917 with men from the Zanzibar Armed Constabulary and the Mafia Constabulary. Post WW1, it was reduced to a company and then merged with the 6th KAR. This is a scarce badge.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 442 refers.
5th King 's African Rifles ( KAR ) Officers Gilt Arabic Numeral Cap Badge, QE11, 1953 - 63
In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm tall.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 455 refers.
Stunning African Basutoland Mounted Police, Senior Officer's Fire Gilt Cap Badge, pre 1953 - Gaunt London
In stunning condition with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked JR Gaunt London. Gilt bright and with only some minor service wear to the loops. Circa 4.5cm tall. Renfrew claims circa 1920. King's crown, so certainly pre 1952.
Britain took control of this small native kingdom as a British Crown Colony in 1884 after it suffered a series of defeats against the Boers of Cape Colony. Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 511 refers.
Code: 58638Price: 125.00 GBP
Stunning Police Officers Gilt Cap Badge Swaziland Police, pre 1954, Firmin London made
A stunning die cast gilt cap badge with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Firmin London. A mounted police force covered this area of some 6,700 square miles, with a population of less than 1 million. King's crown dates it to pre 1953. Circa 4.6cm tall , with red felt backing.
The tribal area of Swaziland sits within South Africa proper and became a British High Commission Protectorate in 1908 until its Independence in 1967 and the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Code: 58583Price: 85.00 GBP
RAF IRAQ LEVIES Brass Cap Badge with Pagri Long Slider
A unusually fine quality cap badge which is not crudely sand cast as often found but die cast and with long original pagri slide to the reverse. Possible an officers issue.
Scarce Kings African Rifles Training Centre Officer's OSD Cap Badge
A die cast and bronzed cap badge with two original loops to the reverse and maker marked Firmin London. Pre 1953 Crown but believed to be pre 1945. Depot was at Nakuru. Some minor wear to bronze finish.
Renfrew el al Vol 2 No 1788 refers.
1st King 's African Rifles Officer 's Hallmarked Silver Collar Badge
A right facing collar badge with two original silver loops to the reverse and Birmingham hallmarked 1958 ( letter J) and F&S for Firmin & Sons. In very good condition with sharp detail. Circa 3.2cm tall.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 459 refers but right facing.
Code: 58346Price: 35.00 GBP
Early Middle East - Egyptian / Sudan Army - Matched Pair of Officer's Gilt with Red Velvet Collar Badges as worn by British Seconded Officers
A magnificent pair of gilt collar crown badges of two part construction with two lugs attached to the reverse and original velvet red backing. Circa 3.5cm wide and 3cm tall. They are the same size - just some issues with my photography!
Code: 58298Price: 55.00 GBP
Middle East Egyptian Army - 11th Sudan Infantry Bronzed Cap Badge
A die struck bronzed brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse and maker marked " Lambourne & Co Birmingham ". Circa 5.1cm tall and in very good condition. Scarce.
Formed in late 1880s, and worn until 1925 with the creation of the Sudan Defence Force.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1276 refers.
Code: 58293Price: 55.00 GBP
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