South Africa Cape Fortress Engineers Defence Electric Lights and Telephones (DEL&T) Brass Arm Badge
A large die struck gilding brass metal proficiency arm badge with two original loops (some nipping) to the reverse. Worn circa 1922 onwards. In good condition with sharp detail.
Owen No 1654 refers.
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Edwardian South African Constabulary Large White Metal Slouch Hat Cap Badge with Original Yellow Patent Leather Backing
A large unvoided white metal slouch hat badge of the South African Constabulary, worn 1902-1908, with its original yellow patent leather disc backing (I have only seen a similar one with a green backing before). In very good condition, but some age wear to backing paint and leather. Circa 57.5 mm (w) x 67.2 mm (h), both original dark toned lugs intact.
Owen 1851 refers.
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Middle East / North Africa - Sudan Khartoum Province Provincial Police Cast Brass Badge
Cast brass cap badge with 2 original loops to reverse. Maker's name indistinguishable (as locally cast from an original but most probably Toye & Co of London). Worn until 1956.
Renfrew et al Vol 1 No 1316 refers.
Middle East Egyptian Army - 11th Sudan Sudanese Infantry Bronzed Cap Badge
A die struck bronzed brass cap badge with original slider to the reverse and maker marked " Lambourne & Co Birmingham ". Circa 5.1cm tall and in very good condition. Scarce.
Formed in late 1880s, and worn until 1925 with the creation of the Sudan Defence Force.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 1276 refers.
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West Africa RWAFF GAMBIA Bronzed Finish Shoulder Title - Dowler
As worn by this battalion when part of the Royal West African Frontier Force (1 company only pre WW2, expanded to two battalions during WW2), with the bronze finish on this title, it is assumed to be an OSD Officers issue. Maker marked Dowler & Sons. Slight wear to finish otherwise in good condition. Scarce.
Renfrew et al, Vol 1 No 315 (but brass)
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West Africa Gold Coast Customs Brass Cap Badge - Firmin London
Die cast in brass with original slider and maker marked Firmin London. In good condition and scarce. Pre 1952 as King's Crown.
This badge does not feature in either volume of Renfrew et al.
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WW2 South African First Reserve Brigade Bronze Colllar Badge
An attractive die struck badge with two original loops to the reverse. In very good condition. Circa 3.2cm tall. Worn in facing pairs.
The First Reserve Brigade was a South African second-line military unit raised in 1940, with brigade headquarters in Johannesburg. Its purpose was to cope with protection of vulnerable points and guarding prisoners of war, the First Reserve ... read more
WW1 - Imperial Camel Corps (ICC) Theatre Made Cast Brass Collar Badge
A scarce locally made sand cast brass shoulder title with two original copper loops to the reverse (some twisting) depicting a camel facing right above a plinth "I.C.C.".
There were four battalions raised and they existed as a Brigade between December 1916 and June 1918, comprising mainly recruits from the Australian Light Horse, some British Yeomanry Regiments and the New Z... read more