WW1 Womens Branch Old Comrades Association OCA Badge
A scarce First World War period 'Old Comrades Association' gilt and enamel badge, embossed George V Crown within title circlet 'O.C.A Women's Branch'. the reverse with maker's details "Bliss Bros Ld Birmingham". Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel slight blemish to gilt finish otherwise a pleasing example. Circa 26mm in diameter.
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Decorative Middle Eastern / Malta Gurkha Lapel Tie Pin
Gilt and silvered filigree brooch set with coloured seven coloured stones (non missing), with original slider in the shape of a Kukri knife and scabbard as carried by the Gurkha soldier. Circa 4.9cms tall including slide. In very good condition and unusual.
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Irish Celtic Cultural Revival Tara Type Brooch - Gilt and Semi Precious Connemara marble Stones
A lovely delicate brooch with original and fully functional pin fittings, registered design no 554976 and maker marked WC&S in a shamrock shaped stamp to reverse. Mounted on a thick piece of green felt. Inset with semi-precious stones and finely engraved with ancient Irish designs. In very good condition. A fine item to wear on St Patrick's Day.
7th City of London Battalion, the London Regiment Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch
A small collar badge sized badge in gilt and silver plate with original pin fitting and no sign of lugs every having been fitted. Most possibly a sweetheart badge but also possibly for wear on a pagri or field service cap. Circa 3.2cms tall. Any information welcome.
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Royal Scots Greys Silver Hallmarked and Enamel Medallion / Pendent / Watch Fob
An intriguing piece with a super quality miniature Scots Greys Cap Badge in silver with enamels above a red enamel heart containing a hand reaching towards a kneeling figure atop of a cliff. Initially I thought this was masonic, but then concluded it was more about duty and love of country, so most likely a patriotic reference. Any information welcome. To the reverse are the maker's details... read more
Old Contemptibles WSC Miniature Bronze Lapel Badge
These pop up occasionally but are still a mystery. The date 1914 no longer present and replaced by the letters WSC. My favourite possible suggestion is that it stands for War Service Comrades. Any information weclome. Small at circa 2.3cms tall. Maker marked Birminham Medal Co. Slight touch of verdigris otherwise in good condition.
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WW1 25th Battalion (Frontiersmen) Royal Fusiliers, Kitchener's Army Sweetheart Brooch
A rare First World War period 25th Battalion (Frontiersmen) Royal Fusiliers Kitchener's Army sweetheart brooch, a gilt and enamel example following the lines of the 2nd pattern cap badge. The retaining pin in the barrel catch has been neatly replaced with a shortened pin otherwise in good condition, with no damage to the enamel. Circa 3.7cms tall and 3.4cms wide.
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Post WW1 Miniature 1914 Mons Star with Enamel Scrolls - The Old Contemptibles
Circa 2.1cms tall and screw-back fitting, J R Gaunt marked (no location), screw fitting with original retaining nut, some slight bending to this fitting but still fully functional. No damage to enamel and in good condition overall. Scarce.
Not come across this pattern before, Perhaps just private purchase rather than officially issued by the Old Comrades Association, as does no... read more
WW1 1914 Mons Star Old Contemptibles Association Bronze Lapel Badge
A bronze buttonhole lapel badge the Old Contemptibles Association formed in 1925. Stamped 3593B to reverse. Possibly lacquered and in very good condition.
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