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Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) CEF for services at sea

A rare original circa 1919 period 'Canadian Naval War Badge'; nickel Crowned 'CANADA' ribbon scroll, bearing superimposed pair of leaning fouled anchors, resting within a 'SERVICES RENDERED' tri-part scroll; the reverse with maker's details 'W.Scully' and officially impressed with low issue number '1799'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 33mm.

The 'Canadian Naval War Badge Class A (Class AA) was for services at sea, on any battle front, or ashore in the British Isle.

Code: 62963

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WW1 Canadian Military Forces flying bullet trench art souvenir badge

A scarce original First World War period souvenir badge in the form of a ammunition bullet head, mounted with a Canadian Military Forces maple leaf badge. Good condition, complete with pin fitting, some enamel loss.
Height 36mm.

Code: 62947

25.00 GBP


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WW1 Heavy Brigade Machine Gun Corps HBMGC silver tank badge

A very rare original First World War period 'Heavy Brigade Machine Gun Corps silver pin badge', in the form of a well defined British Army Tank with blue enamel ribbon title scroll 'H.B.M.G.C.'; the reverse impressed 'Sterling Silver'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 19mm.
Width 36mm.

Code: 62933

240.00 GBP


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WW1 French Flag flying bullet trench art souvenir badge

A scarce original First World War period souvenir badge in the form of a ammunition bullet head, mounted with a blue, white and red enamel French Flag, complete with coiled sprung pin fitting, typical of the period, the flag not in the best of condition with chips and cracks.
Width with pin 32mm.

Code: 62926

20.00 GBP


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WW1 Borough of Southend 1915 volunteer war worker badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Borough of Southend 1915 Volunteer war worker badge'; large gilt and enamel example, bearing 'VW' logo on blue enamel ground, within white title surround; the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details 'Rayleigh Studio Farringdon Avenue E.C.' and 'Reg.638252' a registration design and patent year of 1914. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 35mm.

Code: 62912

60.00 GBP


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CWL Huts 1915 - 1919 Catholic Womens League war service tribute badge

A scarce original end of the First World War period 'C.W.L. Huts 1915 - 1919 tribute pin badge'; silver plated blue enamel oval title surround, a representation Recreation Hut for the Forces embossed to centre; the reverse impressed with early maker's details 'Fattorini Bradford'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 21mm.

At the beginning of the First World War an appeal was made for a Catholic recreation hut for the Forces in Boulogne and with the generous response from members of the public, the League obtained and open a hut there. In 1916 additional huts were opened in England to provide comforts for the forces and to cater for their spiritual needs.

Code: 62874

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WW1 National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers badge

A scarce original Great War period 'National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiersrs gilt and enamel badge', the centre depicting a soldier and a sailor shaking hands, the reverse impressed with unusual maker's details 'J.W.Hood & Co Southampton' and Registration '662333' a Registration, Design and Patent number for the early quarter of the year 1918. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height approx 28mm.

National Association of Discharged Sailors and Soldiers were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 62864

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WW1 British Salonika Force Greece Reunion Association badge

A scarce original 'Salonika Reunion Association 1915-19 gilt and enamel lapel badge' depicting the Gulf of Salonika, the sun rising from behind a mountainous view, the reverse with maker's details 'Hodd & Son'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel
Diameter 21mm.

The Salonika Reunion Association was formed in 1924 for members that had seen wartime service in the Balkans, they held their 44th and final Annual Remembrance Parade and Service at the Cenotaph London in 1968.

Code: 62848

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WW1 Alf’s Button soldiers good luck charm badge

A scarce original First World War period Good Luck Charm in the form of a gilt button style pin badge, the surround inscribed '1st Battalion Good Luck Regiment', the centre with embossed horseshoe in which the title 'Alf’s Button' rests, Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, minor age wear.
Diameter 23mm.

'Alf’s Button' would have been purchased by a loved one and given to be worn unofficially behind the collar of the soldiers uniform, in the thought that it would bring 'Good Luck'.

Code: 62790

45.00 GBP


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Field Marshal Douglas Haig Officers and Men 1914 1918 badge

A scarce original First World War period 'Officers and Men 1914 1918 badge'; large gilt blue enamel title circlet, bearing an embossed gilt portrait of 'Field Marshal Douglas Haig' on seeded ground, with artists initials 'CE'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 30mm

Code: 62771

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Comrades of The Great War large pattern officially numbered badge

A scarce original large pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '38841'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright. An excellent example.
Diameter 33mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 62713

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LEST WE FORGET Comrades of the Great War associate member badge

A scarce original circa 1920's period 'Lest We Forget Comrades of The Great War associate member gilt and enamel badge' displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '3058'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright.
Height 31mm.

Code: 62689

45.00 GBP


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Comrades of The Great War small pattern numbered lapel badge

A good original small pattern 'Comrades of The Great War' circular gilt and enamel badge, displaying a Union Flag to the centre, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '208312'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 25mm.

Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 for ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during First World War. They were one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated in May 1921 to form The British Legion.

Code: 62688

15.00 GBP


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Women's Section Comrades of The Great War pin badge

A scarce original 'Women's Section Comrades of The Great War' silver plated badge, depicting 'Britannia' to the centre in relief within blue enamel title surround, the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London' and impressed with official issue number '2625'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minimal wear.
Diameter 24mm.

Code: 62634

60.00 GBP


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WW1 The Wounded Stripe official uniform sleeve badge

A scarce original First World War period brass 'Wound Badge' the reverse unmarked and without backing plate. Good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin.
Length 52mm.

Code: 62442

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WWI Canadian 10th Infantry Battalion CEF attributed casualty bronzed cap badge

A scarce original First World War period bronzed cap badge attributed to Private Claude Astley Sacker who was born in Croydon England and after emigrating to Canada enlisted into the 10th Battalion CEF March 1916, at Red Deer Alberta, his trade given as a Farmer. His parents lived in Harpenden Hertfordshire. He landed in France around August 1916 and was admitted into hospital suffering concussion and shell shock on the 2nd May 1917 returning to duty in July. On the 17th September 1917 he was Killed in Action North West of Lievin. Accompanying the badge is two local newspaper cuttings reporting his death and old pin box that it was kept in for all these years. Very good condition, badge original fittings replaced by vintage period pin fittings, possibly for wear by his grieving mother.
Height 46mm.

Code: 62429

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WW1 Canadian Expeditionary Force CEF For Services At The Front Badge

A good original bronzed badge bearing an enamelled 'British Union Flag' shield, issued to members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who had seen service at the front and been honourably discharged or were still on military duty in Canada; the reverse impressed with issue number '242055' and with the warning 'PENALTY FOR MISUSE 500 DOLLARS OR SIX MONTHS IMPRISONMENT.' Very good condition, complete with original single screw post fitting with nut, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 22mm.

Code: 62428

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Old Contemptibles Association 1914 Aug 5 To Nov 22 chums numbered badge

A scarce ORIGINAL post 1925 'Old Contemptibles Association' bronzed badge, the reverse with maker's details 'Toye & Co Ld London', 'Reg. No 726347' and stamped with official issue number '3356C'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting.
Height 23mm.

The Old Contemptibles Association was founded by Capt JP Danny of the Royal Artillery on June 25th 1925, all members were known as 'chums' and were the survivors of the First British Expeditionary Force of August-November 1914.

Code: 62304

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WW1 The Wounded Stripe No.4 official uniform sleeve badge

A scarce original First World War period brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief 'AB ) Prov Pat,7342-17(No.4' and complete with unmarked backing plate. Good condition, complete with two loop fittings and rusted split pin.
Length 51mm.

Code: 62155

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WW1 South Staffordshire Regiment For King & Country celluloid matchbox cover

A scarce original First World War period celluloid matchbox cover, the front displaying a British soldier in full uniform carrying bayoneted rifle over his shoulder beside a patriotic 'Union Flag', the reverse depicting the badge of the South Staffordshire Regiment, the spine inscribed 'For King & Country'. Good condition, general foxing, colours remain bright.
Height 62mm.
Width 40mm.

Code: 62017

35.00 GBP


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