An attractive silver hollow-cast sweetheart brooch in the form of a miniature representation of a officer's regimental cap badge, bearing the crest of the 'Marquis of Huntly,' a stag's head issuing from a Ducal Coronet within an ivy wreath, motto 'Bydand'. With original pin fittings and safety lock on clasp. Stamped "Silver" to reverse and maker's initials (ABD) stamped to the reverse. Circa 4.6cm tall. No damage, all twiddly bits present and correct and sharp detail. Lovely item and nicely sculptured.
Comm StWi (2)
A very fine Victorian Officer's silver plated, fire gilt and enamel collar badge, hart facing to right. Of superb quality, no lugs (or signs of them ever having been fitted so perhaps intended for wear on a field service cap or pagri band). No damage to enamel, gilt bright and in super condition. Circa 3.2cm tall.
Comm StWi (27)
An extremely fine hollow silver example, most highlights enhanced with gold plate, the reverse bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1914 (letter P) and maker's details "S.Bros". Very good condition, except possibly pin may have been professionally replaced at some point. With no dents or distortion. It is better than my photos, as the gold seems to blend into the silver colour. Some light tarnishing to silver, especially to the reverse. Circa 4.5cm wide.
An extremely fine hollow silver example, most highlights enhanced with gold plate, the reverse bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1915 (capital letter q) and maker's details "R.J.W". Very good condition, except possibly pin may have been professionally replaced at some point. With no dents or distortion. It is better than my photos, as the gold seems to blend into the silver colour, especially to the reverse. Circa 4.7cm wide.
An attractive design in gilt brass and enamel with a 3D miniature version of the king's crown glengarry badge of the RSF to the centre, 11th RSF above, and above that the words "Fighting Able", presumably a shortened version of a popular song of the time "Fighting Fit & Able". Original continental style pin fitting to the reverse, no damage to the enamel. Very feint maker's initials embossed to reverse but I cannot make them out.
The 11th Battalion RSF played prominent part in both world wars. During WW2 they were part of 147th Infantry Brigade of the 49th (West Riding) Division which played a major role in the battle for Normandy.
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A scarce First World War period Northumberland Fusiliers tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch, the reverse bearing London hallmarks for 1918 (letter C) and maker's details 'C&A' to reverse. Very good condition, Pin may have been professionally restored or this was how this maker made them. Circa 28mm in diameter.
Circa 28mm in diameter, no damage to enamel (please excuse the flash on the photo over the word association), and with original horseshoe fitting. A scratched zigzag to reverse otherwise in very good condition.
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.
An attractive and scarce First World War 6th Territorial Battalion the King's (Liverpool) Regiment sweetheart brooch ,the reverse bearing good London silver hallmarks for 1917 (date letter B) and maker's details "C & A" (the latter a bit feint). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings and excellent patina. Circa 27mm in diameter.
Birmingham hallmarks for 1900 (letter a) to the reverse and with sterling lion stamps to the fixing and loop. The regimental badge of St George slaying the dragon the Roman numeral V for the 5th Regiment of Foot (Northumberland Fusiliers) and the regimental motto Quo Fata Vocant on a scroll below. The words "Grip Fast" engraved on the garter circlet. In superb condition.
'Grip Fast' is the motto of the Scottish Leslie Clan / Family. See:
Worthy of further research.
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