Royal Naval Officer's full dress cocked hat and full dress gold bullion epaulettes in japanned box - SHEEN - DSC winner, WW2 Battle of the Atlantic
Gieves Ltd japanned metal box containing full dress cocked hat and full dress gold bullion epaulettes for wear by an officer of the executive branch with the rank of Mate (Sub-Lt) or Lieutenant, R.N. Name painted on outside is “C.E. Sheen, R.N.”. Box spotted with rust but with various labels attached to the outside. Inside red velvet lined. Circa 1939. Property of the late Lt.-Cdr Charles Edwar... read more
More Photos of the Gieve's Naval Box Set to Lt-Cdr Sheen, DSC, RN
More photographs of the wonderful full dress cocked hat and epaulettes which belonged to Lt-Commander C.E. Sheen, DSC, RN. read more
RMP scarce Royal Marine Police small white metal shoulder title - officers version
Royal Marine Police ( RMP ) small white metal shoulder title as worn by officers. Original flat hexagonal loops. Circa 3.3cm wide and 1cm tall. In very good condition. Westlake 1601 refers.
Formed in 1922; became part of the Admiralty Constabulary in 1949.
The larger version as worn by other ranks (Westlake 1600) is photographed here only for comparison purpo... read more
WW2 official issue Mercantile Marine / Merchant Navy Mufti Silver Lapel Badge
An original Second War unmarked silver 'MN' lapel badge, made by Royal Mint and officially issued from January 1940 to all Merchant Navy officers and men as a form of identity and to act as a National Service badge. Good condition with sharp detail and retaining original buttonhole fitting. Circa 2.3cm tall.
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Mercantile Marine Merchant Navy Ratings Full Dress Cap Badge
Gilt crown and white metal anchor on red padded felt on black cloth background. Slight wear to gilt on bottom right of crown otherwise in very good condition. Circa 6cm tall.
RMP Royal Marine Police large white metal shoulder title
White metal with two original flat hexagonal lugs to the reverse. Circa 4.2cm wide and 1.9cm tall. Minor surface scratches from wear. Scarce.
Formed in 1923 by civilians employed as police officers to guard Royal Marine Barracks and other establishments; they became part of the Admiralty Constabulary in 1949. This title was also worn by members of the Royal Marine Police Sp... read more
Royal Marines ( RM ) Lovat two part matching Bronze Officers / Senior NCO Cap Badge
Globe and Laurel wreath. Separate Queen's crown and lion above. With original long lugs and cotter pins, some minor twisting to the lugs. As worn by officers and senior NCOs. Some slight wear to highpoints otherwise in very good condition. read more
Royal Marine Artillery ( RMA ) Other Ranks large brass helmet plate, circa 1878-1905
A good die-stamped brass large flaming grenade the ball bearing laurel wreath surmounted by a scroll inscribed “ Gibraltar ”; within the wreath a strap inscribed “ Per mare per terram ”; globe in relief to centre. Fouled anchor to base of wreath. Two loops, but please note bottom loop has been professionally replaced. Strengthening strip to neck of grenade as is typical of this badge. W... read more
Players Navy Cut Cigarette 10 Pack, Empty, Famous Face
"The Man who sold his face" - There are various stories as to who the sailor depicted was. Most favour a sailor called Thomas Huntley Wood, whose picture had appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1898, “whence it was borrowed for advertising purposes. A friend of Wood’s wrote to the firm suggesting payment of a fee of £15; Wood reduced this to a sum of two guineas ‘and a bit of bac... read more