A scarce original First World War period 'Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve lapel badge'; crowned gilt rope edged circlet example inlaid with blue enamel, with an applied silvered fouled anchor to the centre, inscribed 'RNVR; the reverse impressed with maker's details 'J.R.Gaunt London'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, gilt finish remains bright.
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. Good used condition.
Height approx 70mm.
A good original First World War full sized silver plated base 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, minor edge knocks, surface wear.
A scarce original circa 1939 period 'HMS Formidable official ships badge'; very heavy duty iron pentagon shape crest inscribed 'FORMIDABLE' and surmounted by a Naval Crown, the centre bearing five crossed tridents. Very good condition, with what appears to be the original paintwork, complete with purpose made iron shaped backing plate attached by six screws, with the option to hang or stand as a table top.
Height approx 17.5cm.
Weight approx 1,400 Grams.
HMS Formidable was an Illustrious-class aircraft carrier ordered for the Royal Navy, launched in 1939.
A good original vintage period early pattern 'Royal Navy Old Comrades Association lapel badge'; large well defined gilt brass Naval Crown resting on a blue enamel tablet inscribed 'R.N.O.C.A.'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
A scarce original vintage period 'Royal Naval Artificer Training Establishment gilt and enamel badge' in the form of a white enamel early pattern 'Good Luck' downward facing horseshoe (a style normally associated with the First World War); the centre mounted with Naval Crowned rope edge circlet, the centre depicting amoured arm and hammer on blue enamel ground, with title scroll below 'R.N.A.T.E'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no stress marks or damage to the enamel.
A good original circa 1943 to 1957 period 'HMS Highflyer unnamed prize medal'; large oxidised silver plated example bearing an embossed naval crowned logo with wing to the centre and motto 'Utmost To The Highest'. Very good condition, complete with suspension ring.
A scarce original circa 1920's period memorial badge in the form of a pressed brass disc, showing the bow section of the ship in relief and inscribed 'VINDICTIVE DAY 10th MAY 1918'. Very good condition, complete with single stick pin fitting.
HMS Vindictive was a British Arrogant-class cruiser ship built at Chatham Dockyard. She was launched on 9 December 1897 and completed in 1899. The vessel participated in the Zeebrugge Raid and was sunk as a blockship during the Ostend Raid on 10th May 1918, for which her Captain Alfred Carpenter was awarded a Victoria Cross. In 1920 the wreck was raised and scrapped the the bow section preserved as a memorial in Ostend harbour.
A good original vintage period 'Royal Navy nickel Bosun's Whistle or Boatswain's Call', the bouy bearing a pre 1953 Crowned anchor on distinct lined ground, the other side just a plain anchor. Good condition, minor service wear.
A scarce original First World War period 'HMS Emperor of India silver and enamel badge'; Naval Crowned circlet bearing the motto 'LIGHT LIFE AND GLORY' resting on a ribbon title scroll, the centre depicting a good luck swastika symbol within two leaping fish, the reverse inpressed 'Sterling Silver'. Good condition, the original coiled end pin bar, replaced sometime in its life with a later style pin and safety roller catch fitting, enamel with minor service wear.
A scarce original circa 1940's period brooch in the form of a silver plated outline of a 1920's battlecruiser ship mounted on a gilt brass white painted enamel bouy and believed to be a representation of HMS Hood. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings that would be compatible with the period stated, minor service wear.
A scarce original circa 1940's vintage period 'Royal Navy H.M.S. Swiftsure brooch', the naval crowned ships crest depicting a gilt Dragon inlaid with pale blue enamel, mounted on a bar. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Royal Navy HMS Swiftsure was a Minotaur-class light cruiser ship, built by 'Vickers Armstrong at Newcastle-on-Tyne' and launched in 1943. after a varied career, she was scrapped in 1962.
A good original early post 1953 vintage period 'Royal Navy Petty Officer cap badge'; fine quality gold bullion embroidered example surmounted by a Queen's Crown, silver plated fouled anchor applied to central rope edged black velvet pad, the reverse with black cotton lining bearing white stenciled number. Good condition, steel pin stiffener showing to the front.
A scarce original circa 1940's 'Royal Navy H.M.S. Maidstone silver bar brooch', the naval crowned ships crest inlaid with red and white enamelling and mounted on a slender bar, very typical of the period, the reverse impressed 'Silver'. Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Royal Navy HMS Maidstone was a submarine depot ship, built by 'John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland' and launched in 1937. after a long and varied career, she was scrapped in 1978.
A good original early post 1947 vintage 'H.M.S. Seahawk silk ribbon', embroidered with gold bullon thread. Very good condition.
Length approx 31.5cm.
Royal Naval Air Station 'RNAS Culdrose' was built by John Laing & Son and commissioned in 1942 as HMS Seahawk.
A scarce original First World War period 'Royal Navy H.M.S. Roxburgh ships crest brass and enamel badge'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with minor defects and service wear.
A scarce original George VI period 'Royal Navy Petty Officers beret badge'; die stamped gilt crowned two rope circlet, silver plated fouled anchor applied to voided centre, prong fitting to reverse. Very good condition, gilt finish remains bright.
A scarce original circa 1940's period 'Royal Navy H.M.S. Repulse ships crest badge silver bar brooch', the crest inlaid with blue enamelling and mounted on a slender bar, the reverse impressed 'Silver'. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, enamel with minor defects.
Royal Navy HMS Repulse was a Renown-class battlecruiser, built by 'John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland' and launched in 1916. She was sunk on 10 December 1941 by Japanese air attack off Kuantan.
A scarce original 'Royal Navy Submarine Service gilt and enamel pin badge', designed on the style of the official badge only smaller in size, in the form of a Elizabeth II Crowned anchor, flanked by a pair of dolphins cresting. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings incorporating safety roller catch in good working order, enamel perfect.
A scarce original full sized 'Royal Navy Submarine Service gilt and enamel badge'; a superior quality early Elizabeth II Crowned anchor, flanked by a pair of dolphins cresting, the reverse with maker's details in relief 'W.J.D. Ltd B'Ham' (William James Dingley Birminham). Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings safety roller catch now ABSENT, enamel perfect.
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