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Rare WW1 40th New Zealand Infantry Reinforcements Sweetheart Badge
A fern wreath below a king's crown and with a scroll below "Reinforcements" tested as silver (unmarked) with a 9C gold plated (unmarked) insert B / XL to the centre. XL = 40 in Roman numerals. With original pin and c clasp fitting, fully functional. Circa 39mm tall. In excellent conditions with no breaks or repairs. Rare.
Not recorded either in Oldham or Lowe other than a statement in the latter (p41) which states that the 40th Reinforcements departed from New Zealand on 10th July 1918 and that these later infantry reinforcements would have worn the First NZEF pattern cap badge. So this sweetheart is probably the only unique identifying insignia for this particular reinforcement company and is previously unrecorded.
Code: 58790Price: 125.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand - 17th Ruahine Regiment Brass Cap / Collar Badge - Gaunt Tablet
Die struck brass with two original loops to the reverse and maker's tablet JR Gaunt London to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 3cm tall and 3.8cm wide. The same size badge was worn as both a cap and collar badge.
Formed in 1914 and they saw action at Gallipoli, in France and in Egypt as part of the Auckland Regiment.
Oldham No 6/160 / Corbett p232 refer.
Code: 58467Price: 28.00 GBP
WW1 Original Postcard 17th Ruahine Regiment New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Postally unused, London photographer. Unidentified sergeant of the Ruahine Regiment wearing his 'lemon squeezer' hat and badge and collars (all same size). Some creasing but generally in good condition. Scarce image.
King 's Crown New Zealand Vetinary Corps Officer 's OSD Bronze Collar Badge - Gaunt tablet
This is the fern leaf pattern as opposed to the laurel leaf pattern, in bronze. Circa 3.2cm tall, UK made with JR Gaunt London tablet to reverse of crown. Two original lugs to the reverse. In very good condition and scarce. The unit was formed in 1906 and disbanded in 1947.
Oldham No 8/367 refers.
Code: 58407Price: 40.00 GBP
New Zealand - 13th ( North Canterbury and Westland ) Regiment Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Gaunt Plate
A lovely king's crown badge with two original loops to the reverse and a thin tablet to reverse with the maker's details JR Gaunt London. Motto scroll below: Kia pono tonu ( ' Ever faithful '). Worn 1912 - 1951 (unofficially from 1923 by the West Cast companies). Circa 4.2cm tall.
Oldham 6/131 refers.
Code: 58305Price: 25.00 GBP
Scarce WW1 2nd Pattern New Zealand Signal Corps ( NZ Engineers ) Gilding Metal Cap Badge
Circa 44mm tall and two original lugs to the reverse (east - west) Formed 1912/13, and absorbed into the New Zealand Corps of Signals in 1921. Some polishing to the highpoints with service wear. Scarce.
Oldham (2dn Edn 2011) No 8/328 refers.
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WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 18th Reinforcements Brass Cap Badge and Pair of Collars SetA good die stamped solid centre brass example with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse (as typical of this series). Circa 5.1cm wide and 4.1cm tall. The collar badges are matching and also with two original hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each, although one is slightly mis-struck. Each is circa 3.1cm tall.
Oldam (2011 edition) No 4/84 and 4/86 refer.
A6.2 / B47.4
Code: 57942Price: 130.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 22nd Reinforcements Brass Cap and Single Collar Badge Set
The cap badge is die struck brass with two hexagonal lugs to the reverse with registered design number RD 887 to the front below the letters NZ. Circa 4.8cm tall. The collar badge die struck brass (now dark toned) with two loops to the reverse. Circa 3.2cm tall.
Oldham (2011 edition) No 4/104 and No 4/107.
B57.6 / B57.5
Code: 57940Price: 100.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 25th Reinforcements Facing Brass Collar Badges
A pair of die struck facing brass (now dark toned) collar badges. Not quite matching but close. Both with two hexagonal lugs to the reverse of each, although on one these have been bent inwards to make them less prominent. Circa 3.2cm tall. Scarce.
Oldham (2011 edition) No 4/123 refers.
Code: 57941Price: 85.00 GBP
WW1 New Zealand Expeditionary Force - 31st Reinforcements Brass Cap and Single Collar Badge Set
The cap badge in semi die struck thick brass with a crudely applied slider with registered design number RD 970 to the front and to the left of the numerals 31. It does not appear to have ever had lugs. Circa 4.3cm tall. The collar badge die struck brass with two diagonal lugs to the reverse and RD and 970 to the front to either side of the scroll furls. Circa 3cm tall.
Oldham (2011 edition) No 4/154 and No 4/156.
B57.8 / B57.7
Code: 57939Price: 110.00 GBP
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