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WW2 Royal Navy HMS Hood silver and enamel bar brooch

A rare original wartime period 'H.M.S. Hood sweetheart brooch or tiepin badge'; in the form of a finely detailed large Cornish chough and anchor from the crest of 'Admiral Hood' resting on title scroll inlaid with green enamel and mounted to a slender bar, the reverse impressed 'Silver'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Width 53mm.
Height 57mm.

HMS Hood went down in Naval History following her disastrous engagement with the German Battleship 'Bismarck' in May 1941.

Code: 61165

140.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Naval Patrol Service Minesweeping Anti Submarine badge

A scarce original Wartime official 1940-42 first issue pin fitting unmarked silver uniform sleeve badge, the obverse impressed with the artist's initials 'KG' (George Kruger Gray), the reverse with registration number in relief 'Rd.837751'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 30mm.

Designed by George Kruger Gray, approved by HM King George VI on 2nd February 1940.

Code: 61144

70.00 GBP


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Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm pilot's wing mess dress bullion badge c1937-1952

A good original circa 1937-1952 period gold wire bullion 'Fleet Air Arm officer's mess wing badge', the reverse with black hessian backing. Good ccondition.
Height approx 29mm.
Wingspan approx 62mm.

Code: 61023

30.00 GBP


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Royal Navy HMS Ariadne 1904 silver bouy compass badge sunk 1917 UC-65

A rare original circa 1904 period superb 'H.M.S. Ariadne badge', in the form of a large hollow silver bouy, impressed with the ships name and inlaid with blue enamel, the centre mounted with glazed compass, flanked by two enamelled White Ensigns; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1904 and maker's details 'C.E.A' (Charles Edward Adams). Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, no dents or distortions, compass appears to be working, accuracy not guaranteed. A fabulous item.
Diameter 33mm.

'HMS Ariadne' was a Diadem-class protected cruiser of the Royal Navy, which was launched in 1898, In March 1913, she was converted to a stokers' training ship and in 1917 was converted to a minelayer and assigned to the Nore Command. She was torpedoed and sunk off Beachy Head by the German submarine UC-65 (Otto Steinbrinck) on 26 July 1917.

Code: 60802

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Royal Fleet Auxiliary RFA officer's cap badge and band

A scarce original circa 1940's period Royal Navy 'Royal Fleet Auxiliary officer's cap badge; padded crowned 'RFA' blue silk embroidered circlet, gilt fouled anchor to the centre, within gold bullion laurel sprays, the reverse with grey cotton herringbone lining. Good condition, some service wear around lower end, complete with woollen hat band.
Height approx 73mm.

Code: 60027

45.00 GBP


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HMS Hood RNVR RND Associations WCF Badge

A scarce original circa 1940's 'HMS Hood R.N.V.R R.N.D Associations gilt and enamel badge, the reverse with maker's details 'Thomas Fattorini Ltd Regent St Birmingham'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 17mm.
Width 25mm.

Code: 60018

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WW1 Battle of Jutland 1916 commemorative medal & original box

A good original First World War full size white metal 'Battle of Jutland commemorative medal' made by Spink & Son in 1916, the obverse depicting an upright trident with crossed 'Union and White Ensign Flags' on the cross a shield inscribed '31 May 1916' to the surround the legend 'TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL THAT DAY'; the reverse with inscription within an oak wreath 'MAY 31, 1916 THE GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF JUTLAND AND DRIVEN BACK INTO PORT WITH HEAVY LOSS. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, VICE ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING BATTLE CRUISIER FLEET.'
Very good condition, minimal wear, contained in its original cardboard box with label to the top 'Sold for the Benefit of Naval Orphanages'.
Diameter 36mm.

Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal was designed by the Marquis of Milford Haven. Struck by 'Spink & Son in 1916' and sold for the benefit of the 'Naval Orphanages'. It was issued in Gold, Silver, Bronze and White Metal.

Code: 59988

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Royal Naval Reserve RNR officer's cap badge

A scarce original Great War period 'Royal Naval Reserve officer's cap badge; padded crowned 'RNR' silver fouled anchor within gold bullion laurel sprays the reverse with waxed black hessian lining. Good condition, some service wear.
Height approx 64mm.

Code: 59969

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WW2 Royal Navy anchor and bow sweetheart brooch

A good original Second World War period chromium plated enamel 'Royal Navy sweetheart brooch', Crowned fouled anchor applied to a triangle backing and suspended from a pretty blue enamel bow, very typical of the period.Excellent condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Height 51mm.

Code: 59913

25.00 GBP


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HMS Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre sweetheart brooch and medal

A scarce original First World War period 'HMS Marlbrough sweetheart brooch', mother of pearl disc mounted with a brass and enamel ships crest bearing French motto 's'en va-t-en guerre' (Marlborough Has Left for the War), together with a bronzed medal also bearing the ships crest in red, white and blue enamel, the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Thoms Fattorini Hockley St Birmingham Ltd' and engraved 'T.Ambrose. 12. 7. 26'. The brooch is in very good condition, complete with original pin fittings and no damage to the enamel, the medal is complete with original suspension ring and service wear to the enamelling.
Diameter 29mm.
Height of medal including ring 45mm.

Code: 59774

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Royal Navy Officers gold bullion cap badge and band

A good original early Elizabeth II period Royal Navy Officer's cap badge, silver metal fouled anchor within gold bullion embroidered laurel leaf surround, surmounted by a padded velvet Queen's Crown, the reverse with black hessian lining. Very good clean used condition, no sign of any moth, bullion remains bright, and complete with original woollen cap band.
Height approx 75mm.

Code: 59679

25.00 GBP


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WW2 Royal Naval Patrol Service Minesweeping Anti Submarine badge

A scarce original wartime official second issue sew on unmarked silver uniform sleeve badge impressed with the artist's initials "KG" (George Kruger Gray) to the obverse, the reverse with registration number in relief "Rd.837751". Very good condition, minimal service wear, small fracture to top left loop.
Height 30mm.

Designed by George Kruger Gray, approved by HM King George VI on 2nd February 1940.

Code: 59481

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RNXS Royal Naval Auxiliary Service beret badge

A good original Cold War period 'Royal Naval Auxiliary Service hat badge', gilded circular, naval crowned, rope edged example, the centre with applied enamel disc depicting an exploding mine on water and titled 'RNXS'. Good condition, complete with two loop fittings, backing plate and split pin, no damage to the enamel, gilt remains bright, minor service wear.
Height 50mm.

The RNXS was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the Royal Naval Mine Watching Service RNMWS and Admiralty Ferry Crew Association in response to the perceived nuclear threat to British ports. It was disbanded in 1994.

Code: 59187

20.00 GBP


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Royal Navy HMS Hood gilt and enamel pair of cufflinks c1920 to 1941

A very scarce original circa 1920 to 1941 'H.M.S. Hood pair of vintage cufflinks', gilt ovals each front bearing an embossed Cornish chough and anchor from the crest of 'Admiral Hood' resting on title scroll inlaid with pale blue enamel, Very good condition, complete with original connecting chains, these in sound condition, enamel intact, minor service wear, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 21mm.

HMS Hood went down in Naval History following her disastrous engagement with the German Battleship 'Bismarck' in May 1941.

Code: 59180

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Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve RNVR lapel badge

A scarce original Great War period 'Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve lapel badge'; crowned rope edged circular gilt example inlaid with blue enamel bearing 'RNVR' title, and applied silvered fouled anchor to the centre; the reverse with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Excellent condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 30mm.

Code: 59179

35.00 GBP


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Royal Navy H.M.Submarines cap tally ribbon hat band circa 1940s


A good original circa 1940's period 'H.M.Submarines cap ribbon', gold wire embroidered lettering on full length cotton ribbon. Very good condition, bullion toned.
Length Approx 97mm.

Code: 58962

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WW1 Battle of Jutland 1916 commemorative silver medal by Spink


A good original First World War miniature silver 'Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal'; the obverse depicting an upright trident with crossed 'Union and White Ensign Flags' on the cross a shield inscribed "31 May 1916" to the surround the legend "TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL THAT DAY"; the reverse with inscription within an oak wreath "MAY 31, 1916 THE GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF JUTLAND AND DRIVEN BACK INTO PORT WITH HEAVY LOSS. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, VICE ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING BATTLE CRUISIER FLEET."
Good condition, top edge impressed "Silver", minor edge knocks.
Diameter 23mm.

Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal was designed by the Marquis of Milford Haven. Struck by 'Spink & Son in 1916' and sold for the benefit of the 'Naval Orphanages'. It was issued in Gold, Silver, Bronze and White Metal.

Code: 58868

25.00 GBP


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WW1 Battle of Jutland commemorative white metal medal Spink 1916

A good original First World War full sized white metal example of the 'Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal'; the obverse depicting an upright trident with crossed 'Union and White Ensign Flags' on the cross a shield inscribed "31 May 1916" to the surround the legend "TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL THAT DAY"; the reverse with inscription within an oak wreath "MAY 31, 1916 THE GERMAN FLEET ATTACKED OFF THE COAST OF JUTLAND AND DRIVEN BACK INTO PORT WITH HEAVY LOSS. ADMIRAL SIR JOHN JELLICOE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, VICE ADMIRAL SIR DAVID BEATTY COMMANDING BATTLE CRUISIER FLEET."
Good condition, edge knocks, surface wear.
Diameter 45mm.

Battle of Jutland 1916 Commemorative Medal was designed by the Marquis of Milford Haven. Struck by 'Spink & Son in 1916' and sold for the benefit of the 'Naval Orphanages'. It was issued in Gold, Silver, Bronze and White Metal.

Code: 58848

20.00 GBP


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Royal Navy Officers gold bullion cap badge on band.


A good original circa 1940's period Royal Navy Officer's cap badge, silver metal fouled anchor within gold bullion embroidered laurel leaf surround, surmounted by a padded velvet King's Crown, the reverse with fawn hessian lining. Very good clean used condition, no sign of any moth, bullion nicely toned, and complete with original woollen cap band.

Code: 58778

45.00 GBP


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WW1 Royal Navy RNR Royal Naval Reserve officers sword belt clasp.


A very scarce original Great War period 'Royal Naval Reserve Officers Naval buckle'; swivel action gilded brass example the centre bearing King George V crowned fouled anchor, superimposed old english 'RNR' initials across the centre, within laurel wreath outer part. Very good condition, minimal service wear.
Width 75mm.

Code: 58667

90.00 GBP


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