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A very good example of an original 2nd pattern circa 1920's "Assistant Scoutmaster Officer's hat badge", silver arrowhead in circle bearing "Be Prepared" motto scroll, the reverse impressed 'Silver', maker's details 'Collins London' and registered, design and patent number "Rd 535292" for 1909. Very good condition, no dents or distortions, complete with original full red bristle plume in semi circle holder, correct amount of bobbles top and bottom and two flat loop fittings with split pin, an excellent example.
A scarce original circa 1922 period '10th Erith Troop B.P. Boy Scouts ornate gold fob', the reverse impressed with Birmingham 9 carat gold hallmarks for 1922, maker's details 'R.P' (Robert Pringle & Sons Clerkenwell Road, London EC1) and inscribed:
'Trusty, Loyal and Helpful,
Brotherly, Courteous and Kind,
Obedient, Smiling and Thrifty,
Pure as the Rustling Wing'.
Very good condition, complete with hallmarked gold ring suspension.
Height with ring 44mm.
A scarce original circa 1930s 'Boy Scouts solid gold thanks badge' with integral fleur de lys, the reverse impressed '9c' (9 carat gold). Very good condition and ring fitting now absent, complete with its original case
A scarce original matching pair of pre war 'Rover Scouts epaulettes'; dark green felt embroidered with yellow arrowheads, with 'R S' below. Exceptionally good clean condition, colours remain bright, no sign of any moth, came with previous shoulder knot.
Length approx 133mm.
A scarce original pre war 'Rover Scouts shoulder knot', wool herringbone pattern red, green and yellow braid sewn together. Very good clean condition, colours remain bright.
Length approx 150mm.
A very scarce second pattern circa 1940's 'Deep Sea Scouts cloth badge' yellow embroidered arrowhead with Naval crown on circular royal blue woven backing. Very good condition, colours remains bright.
A scarce original circa 1905 -1921 sheet brass SMALL pattern fleur-de-lys sleeve badge chosen by Colonel Baden Powell when he introduced scouting in the Army whilst out in South Africa commanding the 5th Dragoon Guards circa 1897. The first official mention traced is in Army Order of 1905. This example was worn by Army Scout 1st Class. Very good condition, minimal service wear, retaining original two loop fittings and split pin.
The 'Baden Powell Trained Army Scouts' badge was abolished in 1921.
A scarce original First World War period 'Boy Scouts 1914 War Service badge', yellow silk embroidered "1914 on red felt backing with cream hessian lining. Very good condition.
The 'Boy Scouts 1914 War Service stripe' was issued for a minimum of 28 days service 3 hour per day during the 1914-1918 Great War and was worn above the shirt pocket.
A good original circa 1937-1952 pattern 'Boy Scouts Officer's hat badge', arrowhead in circle bearing 'Boy Scouts' motto scroll below; the reverse impressed 'Silver', maker's details "Collins London" and registered, design and patent number "Rd 535292" for 1909. Very good condition, complete with correct amount of bobbles top and bottom (top one pushed back), semi circle plume holder with two flat loops fittings and split pin. Plume now absent.
A good original circa 1916 - 1928 pattern "Boy Scouts Officer's hat badge", silver arrowhead in circle bearing "Be Prepared" scroll below; the reverse impressed 'Silver". Very good condition, complete with the correct amount of bobbles top and bottom, two loop fittings with split pin to reverse, bristle plume now absent.
A rare original circa 1909 'Incorporated Church Scout Patrols service bronzed medal' the obverse depicting a Cross and 'I.C.S.P.' above a lion with in the 'Watch and Pray' legend, the reverse with full title of the organisation 'Incorporated Church Scout Patrols'. The medal is in very good condition, the original green silk ribbon has become detached from the ornate suspension bar with original pin fittings due to age. The 1931. 1932. and 1933 clasps are probably for his Church Lads Brigade service.
The 'Incorporated Church Scout Patrols' was formed in 1909 and were an independent organisation to the Baden Powell Boy Scouts', they were absorbed into the 'Church Lads Brigade' around circa 1913 1914.
A scarce original 1939 - 1945 Second World War issue 'Wolf Cubs Tenderpad badge', red printed wolf's head and Boy Scout title on green cloth bound oval, the reverse with off-white cotton drill lining. Very good condition, colour remains bright.
Height approx 44mm.
The Wolf Cubs section of the Boy Scouts started in 1916 and continued until 1967 when it became the Cub Scouts.
A scarce original circa 1911 'Boy Scouts bronze pendant thanks badge' with integral fleur de lys, the reverse impressed with registration details Rd No 568808 a design and patent date of 1910. Very good condition, complete with ring fitting.
A rare original circa 1930's 'Boy Scouts thanks badge', unmarked silver integral fleur de lys mounted to an early style pin bar with curled sprung ends. Very good condition.
A scarce original pre 1968 'Scouts Chaplain officer's lapel badge', miniature gilded brass arrowhead with stars inlaid with green enamel displaying a "Cross" to the centre in yellow enamel, the reverse with manufacturer's details "Collins London". The condition is with enamel loss to the neck of the arrowhead also to the lower part of the cross, complete with original buttonhole fitting, gilt finish remains bright. Price reflects.
Height of badge 20mm.
A very scarce original possibly the first pattern 'Life Saving Scouts hat badge'; die-stamped frosted silver plated large diamond shaped example bearing an embossed lifebuoy, the centre depicting a boy scout in uniform and slouch hat, offering help to a younger boy. Very good condition, complete with original two loop fittings and split pin.
The Life Saving Scouts were formed in 1913 by William Booth after been invited by Baden Powell to be a member of the governing body of world Scouting. In 1948 the British movement of the Life Saving Scouts merged with Baden Powell's Boy Scout Movement as the Salvation Army Scouts.
A good original 'Cubmaster hat badge'; large circular chromium plated example, with an applied wolf's head on green enamel ground and "Boy Scouts" yellow scroll below. Good condition, retaining original loops with split pin, complete with all its chromium plated finish, enamel perfect except for a dark bruise to the right of wolfs head. Price reflects.
A good original 'Assistant Cubmaster hat badge'; large circular chromium plated example with an applied small wolf's head on red enamel ground, yellow motto scroll below "Boy Scouts". Excellent condition, retaining original two loops fittings complete with split pin, enamel perfect.
A good original 1936 -1967 pattern 'Boy Scouts silver Thanks Badge', the reverse bearing Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1966 and makers details D.G.C (D G Collins Ltd London). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
A good original 1936 -1967 pattern 'Boy Scouts silver gilt Thanks Badge', the reverse bearing Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1961 and makers details D.G.C (D G Collins Ltd London). Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
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