A Gaunt made sample on retailers card James Lock & Co Ltd, 8 St James Street, London, SW1. Marked Sterling. A small collar badge for wear on the tropical mess dress jacket. Two original silver loops to the reverse with cotter pin. Circa 1.8cm tall. Accompanied by a old envelope detailing it being approved by Major Roberts MC. This pattern worn 1922 - 1994.
This is a rare item, it comes from the bullion grenade worn by RNF officers of the TA and TAVR on the No 1 Dress cap. It is unissued (the post has not been cut down) and missing its gold bullion grenade.
I have photographed it against and example in my own collection, which is not available for sale. A scarce item even though worn circa 1957 - 1970. Grenade was of a pattern unique to the RNF and 45 x 26mm.
See Col DR Wood's Fifth Fusiliers and its Badges, No 213 for the complete item.
Perhaps Hand & Locke could be persuaded to make an embroidered grenade!
An attractive item, some light polishing to silver plated device mounted to centre and gilt worn back from service wear. Matching benchmarks, Victorian crown and ornate scrolls belt ends.
A lovely pair, with some minor service wear and complete with original chain, clasp and three original horizontal loops to the reverse of each grenade. Worn by regiments such as the Northumberland Fusiliers, etc. Thanks to George for also confirming they are still officer issue for the Life Guards.
A real stunner with two original silver loops and hallmarked to the reverse with the Birmingham date letter X for 1947 and maker marks for JR Gaunt. In very good condition with little polishing to highpoints. Circa 3.2cm tall. Churchill confirms this pattern was also worn in the officer's forage cap in silver.
See my item 59597 for a sterling silver issue.
Churchill No 1453 / p230 refers.
A red cord boss. Useful. In very good condition. As worn on the Khaki peaked cap and forage cap by 2GR. Circa 3cm in diameter and 2cm tall
It could also serve as formation commanders collar badge as per BoBD no 361.
DRW 54 (1/3)
1902 -1952 King's Crown pattern silver plated officer's fretted cap badge with a gilt wash, with all of title and motto cut out with strong silver lugs fitted east-west. Circa 6.5cm high and 4.5cm wide.
Excellent condition, some very minor wear to highlights and a few of the cut out letters are only partially present. This is incredibly intricate workmanship and a beautiful badge.
A stunning and scarce die cast marked silver with red and blue enamel to the centre of three part construction. Two original copper loops to the reverse. Makers stamp W&H ( Walker & Hall , Sheffield). In very good condition with no damage or repairs to the enamel. Walker & Hall were cutlers and made regimental spoons in the the 1930s and I believe moved into military badge making in the early 1940s.
Die cast with two original loops to the reverse of each. A similar one is featured on page 33 (figure D5B) of Insignia of the regiment as published by the Gurkha regiment (copy to be provided of the relevant page). As worn by officers of the 2nd battalion on the white helmet, service dress and forage caps. From the collection of a senior Gurkha officer. Rare.
On hold for TF
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