British medals,orders,insignia.Queens south africa, Boer war. Medals of the commonwealth and British Empire.

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Early Scottish Territorial Red Cross Brigade badge
NEW! Early Scottish Territorial Red Cross Brigade badge. Organization was originally founded in 1908. It was approved by the War Office as the Scottish Branch of the British Red Cross Society. It was intended as a formation of voluntary aid detachments for service in the event of war. It comprised of 3 districts, each containing number of counties. Badges were only issued to registered
members of detachments and had to be purchased by the member. The Brigade was immediately mobilised after the proclamation of War in 1914. Sadly, there are no mentions of the Brigade after that - wheather it changed name/structure - is not known (Scottish Red Cross did not seem to know much about the history...). Badge offered is a beautiful, original period one. Brass with loops (lugs) and pin. Original faded red backing is still present but in fragile state. Should be regarded as rare. A most interesting and really nice looking badge. Quite large, measuring 56mm in diameter. Die struck and slightly vaulted. Worn condition with excellent patina. Item # Rdc-144 (125)
$125.00
K.C.V.O. (Knight Commander Victorian Order) - original presentation case

NEW! K.C.V.O. (Knight Commander Victorian Order) - original presentation case. Excellent quality wood box, bound with leather textured paper. Order`s class is impressed and filled with gold ink on the lid (K.C.V.O.). Satin liner under, manufacturers stamp in gold: ``Collingwood & Co`` etc. Green silk coverings of the rest, rich green plush raised bed, fitted for the neck badge and a breast star; ribbon well underneath this insert. Pull tab intact. Set belonged to the Knight number 453, there is a paper sticker indicating so on the underside of the box (K 453). All hardware (hinge and release assembly) functional. Box shows light age on the outside, few paper rubs and slight tears - none of it detractive. Inside is in excellent condition. While not having the records for this class`s issuance, based on the other known recipients (and their numbers) - it would be reasonable to deduct it`s vintage being circa late 1920s into early 1930s. Masurements: 22cm long, 11cm wide and 45mm in thickness (height). If you`re missing a box for this coveted Order, this is the one for you! Item # Eng-105 *SOLD*

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1911 Rocket Apparatus Volunteer Long Service Medal (The Life Saving Apparatus). Awarded by the Board of Trade who were responsible for the marine rescue services (which later became the Coastguard Auxiliary Service)

NEW! 1911 Rocket Apparatus Volunteer Long Service Medal (The Life Saving Apparatus). Awarded by the Board of Trade, who were responsible for the marine rescue services (which later became the Coastguard Auxiliary Service). The rocket apparatus was an ingenious method of getting a line from shore to shipwrecks in order to bring the crew safely ashore, especially where rocks made the use of lifeboats impractical or dangerous. The 'rocket' with line attached was fired onto the ship and affixed. People and goods were transferred along the line. Official requirements to received the medal were as follows: "To qualify a man must have served 20 years, been of uniformly good character and prompt and regular in rendering service when called out on wreck duty and at quarterly drills, and be recommended".

Silver medal, full inscriptions. The recipient's name is engraved in the reverse: 'Harry Blowers'. Complete with short original ribbon. Medal shows very nice patina, few light scratches; ribbon has a few pulls. Overall very good condition. 32mm in diameter. Such medals are not often seen. Item # Eng-104 *SOLD*

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WW2 Y.M.C.A. War Worker's badge, North Eastern region
Y.M.C.A. War Worker's badge, North Eastern region. The Young Men's Christian Association has rather unique history as it performed an exceedingly important role helping to uphold soldier's morale during WW1 and WW2. Offered here is a nice round badge of the scarce 'North Eastern' region. Bronze, two tone enamels with only slight chipping at 6 o'clock. Shows age and wear. Manufacturer signed: 'Fattorini Bradford'. Really nice piece! Item # Eng-103 (65)
$65.00
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative meda
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative medal. Type 'A'. 27mm in diameter. Reference: Calvo Pasqual fig. 400. Item # Eng-102 *SOLD*
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Order of the British Empire, Commander (CBE) civil cased. QEII issue by Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd

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Order of the British Empire, Commander (CBE) civil cased. QEII issue. Manufactured by: Toye, Kenning & Spencer Ltd London (full maker's stamp under the lid of the case). Set is in near perfect condition. Enamels intact, multi part construction. Original full neck ribbon with catch/hook fastener. Complete with printed 'instructions for wearing Order'. Box has 'pillow-style' fitted insert, ribbon well underneath. Cross measures 64mm in width and is quite massive. Set was awarded in 1966 to known poet, writer and academic: Arthur Henry King. Award was purportedly given for His involvement with the anti-Nazi material.

Arthur Henry King (1910-2000) was educated at Cambridge and Lund (Sweden) and held a Doctor of Literature in stylistics. An author and lecturer of international reputation and a renowned leader in education, he was Assistant Director-General in charge of Education in England, his native land. Beginning in 1943, he was an official in the British Council, serving in Europe, Persia, and Pakistan. From 1971-1996 he taught English at Brigham Young University, and served as an associate director of the Honors Program.

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Item # Con-Eng-3 (875)

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Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, case of issue only
Companion of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, case of issue only. Complete with removable, purple plush insert - fitted for award, ribbon space underneath. Satin lining, manufacturer's stamp: 'Garrard & Co. Ltd. Goldsmiths, Jewellers, &c. TO THE KING, By special appointment TO THE CROWN. 24, Albermarle St. W'. Lid gold embossed: 'C.M.G.'. Case is in excellent condition, just few rubs on the edges. Dimensions: 16cm x 9cm x 3cm. Excellent opportunity to place your Companion's badge in originally manufactured box. Item # Eng-101 *SOLD*
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Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders badge
Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders badge, cut out type in silvered copper. Lugs intact. 78mm x 61.5mm. Good looking badge. Item # Eng-100 (40)
$40.00
Khedive's Sudan Medal 1910. This is the silver medal of the 2nd type, probably manufactured and issued after 1917
Khedive's Sudan Medal 1910. This is the silver medal of the 2nd type, probably manufactured and issued after 1917. Excellent condition, few contact marks. Small test mark on the rim. Long original ribbon (nicely watermarked). Proper, non swivelling suspension. Fairy rare on the marked. Unnamed as issued (this is also proper although some named examples are known to exist). 36.5mm in diameter, 3mm planchet. Maker/designer's mark on the reverse - next to the tip of the spear. Very attractive medal. Item # Eng-98 *SOLD*
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Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, British Priory. Badge of the Serving Sister (late 1st type)
NEW! Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, British Priory. Badge of the Serving Sister (late 1st type). Fine quality, appears to be silver but unmarked. Excellent enamels. Badge nicely vaulted. Fitted for wear on the bow-tied ribbon (for Ladies) with locking pin fastener. 39mm in diameter. Item # Eng-99 (135)
$135.00
Church of England Men's Society (CEMS), "All in One" award. Bronze, shows age. No ribbon, quality enamels to center. 29.5mm wide. Item # Rdc-112. (20)
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Saint John of Jerusalem Order, Donat's badge of finest (Irish) manufacture
Saint John of Jerusalem Order, Donat's badge of finest (Irish) manufacture. Fancy suspension, lions between arms. Silver gilt, hallmarked for maker (R.M) Dublin Assay, Sterling and date letter (our reference do not show this letter) - probably 1930-1950's. It is rare to see Irish-made badge of the Order. Complete with ribbon, shows wear (few mionr enamel flakes). 33mm x 47mm. Excellent piece. Item # Eng-96 (285)
$285.00
Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, professed Knight's cross
Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, professed Knight's cross. Silver, white enamels with pinback. Vaulted. Hinge, catch and pin intact. Enamels in great condition. Excellent piece - hard to find. 33mm x 33.5mm. Item # Eng-95 *SOLD*
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WW1 Royal Naval Division 'ANSON' Battalion cap badge
WW1 Royal Naval Division 'ANSON' Battalion cap badge. Interestiang variant in darkened copper - By J.R. Gaunt, London. The Royal Naval Division was nicknamed "Winston's Little Army" after Winston Churchill who founded it in 1914. The unit was deployed in Gallipoli and on the Western Front where it saw a lot of action. 'Anson' Battalion (8th) was part of the 2nd Brigade, Original badge (there are many copies on the market). 45mm x 43mm. Item # Eng-93  (98)
$98.00
'British-American' cap badge. This was a 'King's Colonials - Imperial Yeomanry' unit - B Squadron consisting for the most part of Canadians

'British-American' cap badge. This was a 'King's Colonials - Imperial Yeomanry' unit - B Squadron consisting for the most part of Canadians. It was essentially a British unit, raised (in that form) in 1901. In 1909 Crown Colonies attained status of Dominions, the term "Colonial Squadrons" was abolished and of a consequence, the Squadron badges were no longer made and replaced by one listing all Dominions. Offered here is a very nice and original example of the 'beaver' badge. Note there are many copies of this on the market. Darkened brass, very good details. 50mm x 45.5mm. Original lugs present (slightly bent). A superb looking badge. Item # Can-154 *SOLD*

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Army of India Temperance Association. This cross is known as "first crookshank cross"
Army of India Temperance Association. This cross is known as "first crookshank cross" and was given for 6 months of abstinence. Silvered metal, shows aging. 38.5mm wide. Item # Eng-91  (25)
$25.00
Army Cyclist Corps badge by F.E. Woodward B'Ham. Great War period
Army Cyclist Corps badge by F.E. Woodward B'Ham. Great War period. Hard to find with this maker. Brass, worn but good condition. 44.5mm x 45.5mm. Item # Eng-88 (89)
$89.00
British WW1 Army Cyclist Corps cap badge
WW1 Army Cyclist Corps cap badge. Brass, slide fastener. Excellent condition. 46.5mm x 44.5mm. Original badge. Hard to find. Item # Eng-86 (58)
$58.00
WWI mounted ribbon bar: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal and 1911 Coronation Medal. Original mount with pin/catch assembly. Item # Eng-85 (14)
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Great War ribbon bar comprised of: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20, Victory Medal and General Service 1918-62 Medal. Original mount, one spinner missing. Item # Eng-84 (12)
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WW1 Ribbon bar comprising Order of British Empire Military Division, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20 and WWI Interallied Victory Medal
WW1 Ribbon bar comprising Order of British Empire Military Division, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20 and WWI Interallied Victory Medal. Original mount with 2 spinners. Item # Eng-83  (30)
$30.00
H.A.C (Infantry-Artillery) cap badge in bronze
H.A.C (Infantry-Artillery) cap badge in bronze. Older example. The Honourable Artillery Company is the oldest regiment in the British Army and the second most senior unit of the Territorial Army. Slide fastener. 55mm x 43mm. Worn but good condition. Item # Eng-82 (35)
$35.00
Early Primrose League official membership badge. Bronze gilt, enamels. Showing wear but  no damage. Number impressed on reverse: 29381. Made: 'W.O.Lewis Birm_m' - this denotes an older badge - following up on the database - this number would have been registered between 1885 -1886! 20mm dia. Item # Eng-81 (35)
$35.00
Crimean War Medal with ALMA clasp
Crimean War Medal with ALMA clasp. This beautiful miniature is in very good condition. Hard to find with Alma clasp. 17.2mm in diameter, bar 18.5mm wide. Silver, no ribbon. Please note this is NOT a copy. Item # Eng-79 *SOLD*
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Royal Army Reserve lapel badge
Royal Army Reserve lapel badge. Sterling silver hallmarks for 1913 Birmingham. Unusual maker: 'A Bros Ltd'. 10mm x 16mm. Slightly worn but very good condition. Item # Eng-76 (42)
$42.00
WW2, Women's Land Army badge
WW2, Women's Land Army badge, gilt copper with 2 tone enamels. Lightly worn but very good condition. Horizontal pin for fastening. 37.5mm x 25mm. Item # UK-8 (50)
$50.00
WW1 Royal Naval Division Nelson Battalion cap badge
WW1 Royal Naval Division Nelson Battalion cap badge. Gilt. By J.R. Gaunt, London. Lugs and name plate appear not to have been tampered with. 44 x 32 mm. Item # UK-7. *SOLD*
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Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry (Hussars) cap badge
Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry (Hussars) cap badge for other ranks. 1908-1922 type. Brass, darkening to reverse. Lugs present and not bent. Die struck. 57.5mm x 37mm. Good condition. Item #Eng-75. (20)
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1914 Star (aka "Mons Star"), Royal Engineers
1914 Star (aka "Mons Star"), Royal Engineers. Awarded to those who participated in the French and Belgian campaigns between August and November, 1914. Few issued relative to the later 1914-15 Star. Bronze. Awarded to (impressed to reverse): '20701 Sapr: A. Orr. R.E.' Original period ribbon. Very good detail on obverse. Item # Eng-6 (145)
$145.00
1914-15 Star, Gordon Highlanders
1914-15 Star, Gordon Highlanders. Awarded to those who served in any theatre of WW1 between August 1914 and December 1915, other than those who had qualified for the 1914 Star. Bronze. Awarded to (impressed to reverse): 'S-3654 Pte. W. Craig. Gord. Highrs.' Original period ribbon. Some patination to obverse, slight discoloration to reverse. No damage. Item # Eng-7 (98)
$98.00
Atlantic Star, WWII
Atlantic Star, WWII. Guaranteed original. Bronze. Great condition. Original box of issue and long ribbon. Item #Eng-19. (120)
$120.00
Royal Marines pith helmet plate
Royal Marines pith helmet plate, the 'Brunswick Star' variety. Browning copper. Unknown vintage, probably post-War. Used in dress uniform. Well-detailed badge. Lugs, one bent. Lightly worn condition. 86mm x 73mm. Item # Eng-20. (49)
$49.00
WW2 award - The 1939-1945 Star
WW2 award - The 1939-1945 Star. Gilded bronze. Most gilt remaining. Original ribbon. Good condition. Item # Eng-31 (42)
$ 42.00
1937 Coronation medal, silver
1937 Coronation medal, silver. Issued to celebrate coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937. Lightly worn condition, original ribbon lightly soiled. Medal in very good condition. Item # Eng-47 *SOLD*
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India 1895 miniature medal
India 1895 miniature medal, silver. Great condition, no ribbon or bars.Original suspension. Very good details. 17.5mm in diameter. Item # Eng-51 (40)
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British Red Cross Society medal for WW1 service

British Red Cross Society medal for WW1 service. Medal struck in bronze with good details. Reverse inscribed in Latin: 'Inter Arma Caritas'. Dated 1914 -1918 (bottom of obverse). Original ribbon with clasp for fastening (marked to reverse: 'J.R. Gaunt London'). Original ribbon frayed at the clasp mount. Very good condition. Item # Eng-52 (48)

$ 48.00
Royal Engineers, WWI cap badge. Brass, King's Crown. Very good condition; excellent details throughout. Original slider. Item # UK-2. *SOLD*
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Air Raid Precautions silver lapel badge
Air Raid Precautions silver lapel badge. Early type in sterling silver and hallmarks for 1936. Very good condition. Maker marked: 'RJ'. Button hole silver fastener. It is worthy to note the first official ARP broadcast with appeal for volunteers happened in January 1937. 38.5mm x 26mm. Item # Eng-61 (48)
$48.00
North Ireland War Memorial Building Fund badge

North Ireland War Memorial Building Fund badge. Inscribed: 'We will remember them'. Beautifully designed, bronze gilt. Majority of gilding worn. Horizontal pin for fastening. 30mm x 30mm. Rarely seen badge. Item # Eng-72 (55)

$ 55.00
6 bar, ghost dates Queen's South Africa

6 bar, ghost dates Queen's South Africa campaign medal. Renamed in engraved capitals to: '599 CORPL S.PICKFORD ROYAL LANCASTER REGt'. Bars: 'Tugela Heights', 'Orange Free State', 'Relief of Ladysmith', 'Transvaal', 'Laing's Nek' and 'South Africa 1901'. Replacement ribbon. Slightly worn but rather good condition . Medal in silver. Item # Eng-73 

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Air Raid Precautions lapel badge in white metal (denoting War time piece). Great condition. 38.5mm x 26mm. Item # Eng-63 *SOLD*
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Air Raid Precautions miniature badge. Most likely pre-War, sterling silver hallmark. Vertical pin. 19mm x 13.5mm. Item # Eng-64 *SOLD*
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1914 On War Service badge
1914 On War Service badge. Numbered (A90 664) example by: 'W.J. Dincley, B'Ham'. 40% enamel remains, well worn. Button hole slide fastener present. 26mm dia. Item # Eng-67 *SOLD* (MS)
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Napoleon III, The Fall of Sebastopol, Copper Medal, by Desaide Roquelay,

Group of 5 Crimean War items to a French National. Starting with Legion of Honour, 2nd Empire period - Knight class. Military Medal - 2nd Empire type; British Crimean War medal; French award of Sevastopol campaign medallion and Crimean War 'Inkermann' belt buckle.

- Legion of Honour (1852-1870) in silver with gold centers, few old repairs to arm tips (typical). Original ribbon. Silver standard mark to wreath ties along with maker mark (partial) for Victor Lemoine (official maker of the LOH - son of Ouzille Lemoine). Cross is regulation size - 41mm wide. Good and better condition, blue ribband enamels are betten then in picture.

- Military Medal 2nd type (1852-1870) in silver/gilt. Boar head mark to tip of the wing. Original ribbon is fragile and torn. Full sized medal - 26mm x 46mm. Shows wear and age but good overall condition.

- British Crimean War Medal 1854 with bar 'Sebastopol'. Medal issued unnamed as was the custom for French recipients. Remarkable original ribbon (few rubs and pulls), bar appears to be not tempered with; suspension arm has been soldered at some point but is very hard to notice (see image). Medal shows wear but details are still very good. ø 36mm.

- The Fall of Sebastopol, Copper medal by Desaide Roquelay,
laureate bust left, reverse of Imperial eagle with trophies. Legend on crowned shield, PRISE DE SÉBASTOPOL
LE 8 SEPTEMBRE 1855, 46mm (Divo 275: BDM I, 562). Excellent condition. Rare medallion, catalogue valued at $ 400 plus.

- 'Inkermann' belt buckle - blackened brass, very interesting piece with French and English flags, Turkish crescent moon above. Reverse with partially visible markings: 'REGd Or 6 1854 No 98 --o'.  Die struck with good details. Definitely unique piece. Belt retainer and hole-catch intact. 48mm x 53.5mm.  Shows wear.

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Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative medal
Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative medal. Type 'A'. Historica Medalla De Liberacion De España Y Portugal Nombrando Las Batallas De Wellington Contra Napoleon. Well struck in bronze. Wellington's bust on obverse, inscribed: 'Hispaniam Et Lusitaniam Restituit Wellington'. Reverse inscribed around the rim: 'Vimiera Aug.21 1808, Talavera July 28 1809, Almeida May 5 1811'. Center inscriptions: 'Ciudad Rodrigo Jan 19 1812, Badajoz April 2 1812, Salamanca July 22 1812, &c. &c. &c'. Original medal (copies do exist), slanted ribbing to rim. Showing age darkening and virtually no damage. Great example. These were struck in England and distributed amongst members of Wellington's army. 27mm in diameter. Reference: Calvo Pasqual fig. 400. Item #Mds-2. *SOLD*
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Military General Service Medal 1955-62 issue with 'Northern Ireland' bar
Military General Service Medal 1955-62 issue with 'Northern Ireland' bar. Rim impressed: 24286021 Cpl C.J. VINCENT R. SIGNALS. Excellent condition, some light wear. Original ribbon and pin/clip assembly. Item # Eng-90 *SOLD*
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(WW1?) New Zealand Pioneers cap badge. Field made piece in considerably good detail. Thin bronze. Lugs/pin. Very interesting piece. 52mm x 35mm. Item # Eng-15 *SOLD*
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WW1 British War Medal.
WW1 British War Medal. Rim impressed: 211747 Pte. E.S.W. SUMMERS - LABOUR CORPS. Very good condition, typical wear marks. Original ribbon. Item # Eng-89 *SOLD*
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Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps badge
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps badge. King's Crown WW1/WW2 period. Silvered badge with red enamels, nicely detailed. No chips to enamel. Hard to find. 32.6mm x 23mm. Vertical pin intact. Item # Eng-87 *SOLD*
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The New Zealand Medal, 2nd War 1863-1866
The New Zealand Medal, 2nd War 1863-1866. This is a cast replacement (copy). Original naming still visible on rim: 391 THOs JASPER, 50th QNs OWN RGT. Certainly not a fake as it would not fool anybody. Reasonable details. Not a very soft material (not lead). Originals are very rare. Nice filler or replacement. Contemporary ribbon. 36.4mm dia. Item # Misc-56  *SOLD*
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WW2 award - The Italy Star
WW2 award - The Italy Star. Gilded bronze. Some gilt worn off. Light patina spots. Original ribbon. Good condition. This is NOT a copy! Item # Eng-32 *SOLD*
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WW2 award - The France and Germany Star
WW2 award - The France and Germany Star. Majority of original gilding is gone, nice highlights. Original ribbon. Good condition. This is not a copy! Item # Eng-46. *SOLD*
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Boer War Medal (QSA) to South African Unit
Boer War Medal (QSA) to South African Unit. 4 Bars: Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902. Rim impressed: 135 TPR. W. A. KARNEY, KITCHENER'S F.S. Issue length original ribbon in very good condition (couple of pin hole marks). Kitchener's Fighting Scouts were raised early in the conflict and saw much action throughout the War with considerable success. Very good medal to a scarce unit. Item # Eng-78  *SOLD*
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Queen's South Africa Medal. 5 Bars
Queen's South Africa Medal. 5 Bars: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast. Rim impressed: 6663 Pte. J. DUNN, RL. WARWICK: REGt. Very faint ghost date. Very long (issue length) original ribbon in great condition. Medal in good condition - few wear marks to Queen's cheek, will not swivel. Nice example, not researched. Item # Eng-77 *SOLD
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1916 War badge
1916 War badge. The badge was awarded to all of those military personnel who were discharged as a result of sickness or wounds contracted or received during the War, either at home or overseas. Silver, cut-out version, vertical brooch-mounted and number C3763 impressed to reverse ("C" indicates issue to a Canadian). Offered here is the 1st issue, made between September 1916 – March 1918 (according to ‘The Collector and Researcher’s Guide to the Great War’ by Howard Williamson). Excellent condition. 33mm diameter. Item # UK-4. *SOLD*
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1916 On War Service badge by 'Wylie & Co London'
1916 On War Service badge by 'Wylie & Co London'. Numbered to reverse: 326739. Original pin intact. Typical condition (worn). 44mm x 37.5mm. Item # Eng-80 *SOLD*
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Queen Victoria and St. George medal. Coin bust. 21.5mm dia. Fitted with QSA ribbon. Nice details. Item # Eng-49 *SOLD*
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Order of St. John of Jerusalem Priory Medal in silver
Victorian era Order of St. John of Jerusalem Priory Medal in silver. Rare medal of the Order. Great detail. Original ribbon in Order's colours (black and white). Name engraved to "Q.M. Sgt. W.W. Williams (Bredbury & Romily Div. No. 4D St. S. J. A. B. 1917". Two silver 5 year service bars (second type). Bust of Queen Victoria to obverse, surrounded by the inscription: 'Victoria+D+G+Britt+Reg+ F+D+Ind+Imp'. Maker-marked below bust: 'E & Co.' Reverse of British national arms surrounded with (from top) Royal Crown, Order of Chivalry arms (not sure which one), Royal Welsh crown and arms of Order of St. John of Jerusalem (British priory). Floral motiffs to corners. Inscribed to edges: 'Magnus Prioratus Ordinis Hospitalis Sancti Johannis Jerusalem In Anglia' - trans. 'Great Priory of Order of Saint John of Jerusalem in England'. 38mm in diameter. Great condition of this rarely available medal. Item # UK-6. *SOLD*
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WW1 service badge: 'Honour Service & Sacrifice'
WW1 service badge: 'Honour Service & Sacrifice'. Blackened bronze, designed around the 'Garter'. Lapel type fastener, maker marked: 'Birmingham Medal Co'. 32mm x 27mm. Very hard badge to find. Item # Eng-74. *SOLD*
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Order of the Bath, Complete set of Civil Knight Commander with Star
Order of the Bath, Complete set of Civil Knight Commander with Star! Badge in gold, star in silver and gold. Fantastic early quality. Made by R&S Garrard & Co, Goldsmiths and Jewellers to the Crown, 25 Hay Market, London (marked in embossed gold to underside of lid). Badge in 18K Gold. Well-marked with all appropriate punch marks. Gold punches to suspension ring as well. Full neck ribbon, 28" long, (720mm long), 50mm wide. Multi-part breast star is rather spectacular, centre legend and crowns are separately applied. Rich red enamels intact. Wide vertical pin in great condition. Star dimensions: 75.5mm x 75.5mm. Badge dimensions: 56.6mm high (bottom to top of fixed suspension eye) 36.7mm wide. Suspension eye: 2.7mm thick, 17.5mm diameter. Markings appropriate of 1887-1888 with Garrard's firm punch marks. Original case of issue with flip out tray allows for storage of excess neck ribbon. It is truly hard to find such remarkable set from 3rd quarter of XIXc. Item # Eng-1 *SOLD*
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Duke Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative medal

Duke Wellington's Peninsular War Restitution commemorative medal. Type 'B'. Well struck in bronze. Wellington's bust on obverse, inscribed: 'Hispaniam Et Lusitaniam Restituit Wellington'. Reverse inscribed around the rim: 'Vimiera Aug.21 1808, Talavera July 28 1809, Almeida May 5 1811'. Center inscriptions: 'Cuidad Rodrigo Jan 19 1812, Badajoz April 2 1812, Salamanca July 22 1812, Madrid Aug 12 1812. Original medal (copies do exist), slanted ribbing to rim. Showing age darkening and very little damage. Best example we have ever seen. These were struck in England and distributed amongst members of Wellington's army. 27mm in diameter. Reference: Calvo Pasqual fig. 400. Item # Sp-4  *SOLD*

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Order of British Empire, 2nd type Civil, Ladies' Commander badge
Order of British Empire, 2nd type Civil, Ladies' Commander badge in original case of issue by Garrard. Ladies' awards are generally harder to find as fewer were issued. The second type of this award has been issued since 1937. Badge with bow ribbon. Swiveled crown suspension. Enamels intact, gilding very good. This remarkable set comes complete with: Statutes of the Order - 1970 revision (33 pages plus plates with illustrations), glossy paper brochure on Diamond Jubilee of the Most Excellent Order of The British Empire, 3 official letters from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, one of which is an official Warrant of Appointment to the O.B.E. The book of statutes alone would cost about $60 to obtain. Great set, would look great mounted in a case. Badge dimensions: 63.5mm x 82mm (to top of crown suspension retainer). Centre disk: 23mm in diameter. Also included is a full neck ribbon for this grade (besides the correct bow ribbon) and printed instructions for wearing the badge of the third class of an Order - Ladies (e.g. C.B, C.M.G, C.V.O, C.B.E). Item # Eng-2 *SOLD*
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1793-1814 Military General Service Medal to J.W.Morrison, Lieut 79th Foot
1793-1814 Military General Service Medal to J.W.Morrison, Lieut 79th Foot (impressed to rim) - this was the Cameron Highlanders unit. Two bars: Corunna and Salamanca. Fantastic example, period ribbon with button-hole mount. Complete with original cardboard box of issue (very rare find!). Comes with small, period newspaper snippet pertaining to wearing manner of the medals. Very little wear, few minor edge bumps (very small). Some scratches to the left of Queen's neck. No mounts have been tampered with. Edge rim uniform in width all the way around. Great example of this desirable medal. Name and bars confirmed on the Roll (by A.L.T Mullen). Would make a splendid addition to a collection. Higher resolution scans available upon request. Lieutenant John Whiteford Morrison served later as Lieutenant with 9th Royal Veterans Battalion. Item # Eng-3 *SOLD*
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Indian Title Badge, 3rd class. Instituted in 1911
Indian Title Badge, 3rd class. Instituted in 1911, such badges were awarded in three classes to civilians and Viceroy's commissioned officers of the Indian Army for faithful service or acts of public welfare. Slight wear to obverse; reverse engraved "Mr. Kirulaldoss(?) Appasamy, M.A., B.D. 2nd June, 1943". Item # Eng-4 *SOLD*
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1914 Star (aka "Mons Star")
1914 Star (aka "Mons Star"), Medical Corps. Awarded to those who participated in the WW1 French and Belgian campaigns between August and November, 1914. Few issued relative to the later 1914-15 Star. Bronze. Awarded to (impressed to reverse): '9293 Pte. L.C. Cutter. R.A.M.C.' Original period ribbon. Some wear to detail on obverse. Item # Eng-5 *SOLD*
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Mercantile Marine War Medal
Mercantile Marine War Medal. Awarded to members of the Merchant Navy who had undertaken one or more voyages through a war or danger zone during WWI. Edge engraved: "Robert H. Kelly." Triumphant sea conflict design on reverse. Medal in terrific condition, complete with original ribbon also well-preserved. Item # Eng-10 *SOLD*
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Queen Victoria memorial pin, 1901-. Sterling silver (stamped "Sterling" on back) with black enamel (a few surface chips, not detractive). Quality two-piece construction, great detail to the bust of the Queen. Quite lovely and unusual. 25.5mm diameter. Item #Eng-11. *SOLD*
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The King's Royal Rifle Corps, cap badge
The King's Royal Rifle Corps, cap badge. This unit was originally raised in 1755 in America. This piece is WWI-WWII vintage with battle honors. Blackened bronze, slide fastener. Worn but good condition. 53mm x 39mm. Item #Eng-12. *SOLD*
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Boer War Commemorative Medal. Obverse features Queen Victoria surrounded by Generals Roberts, Buller, French, Gatacre, Kitchener and White; reverse shows British coat of arms. Crisp striking. Bronze gilt, partially worn. Complete with ribbon (unsure if original). Very interesting piece. 36mm diameter. Item # Eng-13. *SOLD*
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British War Relief Society and Bundles for Britain pin, 1941
British War Relief Society and Bundles for Britain pin, 1941. These pins and other small items were sold in the U.S. to raise money for the British war effort. Likely bronze; lacquer chipped. Marked to back "Official BWRS and BB by Accessocraft". 40 x 45 mm. Item #Eng-17. *Sold*
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'On War Service 1914' - The Admiralty Badge
'On War Service 1914' - The Admiralty Badge. Issued to essential war workers, as specified by the Admiralty memo of 26th December, 1914: "workmen whose services are indispensible for the rapid completion of HM Ships and Armaments". Early in 1915, the badge changed appearance with addition of Royal crown atop and arms in the centre similar to those of the Army Ordinance Corps, with enamels. These were to have a serial number impressed to reverse. The next type dropped enamels altogether. A badge for women followed with yet another design. Presented here is the bronze gilt 1914 Admiralty version badge. Lapel slide fastener slightly bent. Light scratches and one tiny chip (3 o'clock) to enamel. Gilding still nice on obverse. These are getting hard to find. 26mm diameter. Item # Eng-18. *SOLD*
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Highlander cross-belt badge

Victorian era, unknown Highlander cross-belt badge. Beautiful design in form of a star. Crafted in well hallmarked sterling. Date markings for 1871, Birmingham assay. Buckle-type retainer. 88mm in diameter. Wonderful patina. Unique item, not in any of my reference books. Item # Eng-21 *SOLD*

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WW2 award - The Africa Star
WW2 award - The Africa Star. Bronze gilt. Shows light wear. Majority of gilding remaining. Original ribbon. Very good condition. Item # Eng-33 *SOLD*
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Africa Star. Complete with all 3 bars: 1st Army, 8th Army and North Africa 1942-43
Africa Star. Complete with all 3 bars: 1st Army, 8th Army and North Africa 1942-43. Original ribbon, undoubtedly display-mounted by the manufacturer. Great addition to your WW2 stars collection. Item # Eng-39. *SOLD*
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WW1 War Munition Volunteer badge by J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London
WW1 War Munition Volunteer badge by J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London. Marked to bottom: 'Warranted Fire Gilt', and number 75353 impressed to button-hole fastener. Polished brass construction. Surprisingly difficult to find. Very good condition. 44mm x 31.5mm. Item # Eng-40. *SOLD*
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WW1, 'On War Service 1915' badge
WW1, 'On War Service 1915' badge. Made in brass, economy type badge by: Woolley & Co (Birm) Ltd. Serial number impressed to reverse in large numbers: 18659. This would date it at early April 1915. Button-hole fastener, rarely seen maker. 'Protected Occupation' designation letter 'T' in relief. Shows much darkening but no damage. Details differ considerably from badge above. 43.5mm x 27mm. Item # Eng-41. *SOLD*
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WW1, 'On War Service 1915' badge

WW1, 'On War Service 1915' badge. Made in brass. Economy type badge by: 'D.C. Collins, Newgate St. London'. Warranted Fire Gilt. Serial number impressed to button-hole fastener: 8714. This is rather low number, issued most likely in late March of 1915. Letter 'P' in relief to reverse of the crown. This stands for one of the qualified certified occupations of the individual issued this badge. Very good condition, shows light wear and no damage. Nice example. 44.5mm x 26mm. Item # Eng-42. *SOLD*

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WW1 Women Voluntary Services

WW1 Women Voluntary Services, Civil Defence badge. Silvered white metal with red enamels (all intact). Marked to reverse: Marples & Beasley Birmingham. Horizontal pin. Great condition, just light wear. 29mm x 21.5mm. Item # Eng-43. *SOLD*

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1914-15 Star to Highland Light Infantry
1914-15 Star to Highland Light Infantry. Third type. Awarded to those who saw service in WW1 between August 1914 and December 1915, except those who qualified for the 1914 star (first type). Bronze. Awarded to (impressed to reverse): '8364 Pte. M.Mc Pake. High.L.I.'. Original ribbon. Nicely toned with age. No damage. Item # Eng-45 *SOLD*
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Abyssinian War 1867-8 meda
Abyssinian War 1867-8 medal in silver. One of the more bloodless of British campaigns with merely 2 British casualties. This war resulted from the Abyssinian King (Theodore)'s imprisonment of the British Consul and other personnel. After negotiations, the prisoners were released only to immediately be re-arrested along with the negotiators. As a result, the city of Magdala (capitol) was captured and burned to the ground while King committed suicide. Medal has great detail to all. Ribbon appears to be of age, has reddish stains. Reverse is engraved: '1217 Pte. R. Clooney 45 Regt' in rather sloppy way. Few minor edge dings and scratches (nothing serious though). Very good condition. Item # Eng-53 *SOLD*
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English Masonic badge. Appears to be 1920's vintage. Bronze or copper with silver plating. Starburst design with enamelled centre disk inscribed "In hoc signo vinces" (In this sign, thou shalt conquer). Age darkening and considerable wear to silver plating. Enamels intact. Maker-marked "A. Kent & Sons". Horizontal pin fastener. 47.8mm dia. Item # UK-3. *SOLD*
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Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. Silver neck badge of Commander (Brother). Good early quality, most likely circa WW1. Quite heavy construction, comprised of 2 halves (visible seam line). This construction is rather rarely observed, thus it is not likely from the usual maker of insignia for British Priory. Enamels intact. Shows light wear and wonderful patina. Complete with neck ribbon and ties. Great example for discerning collector. 54mm wide. Item # Eng-54. *SOLD*
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Khedive's Star, 1882 type
Khedive's Star, 1882 type. Awarded for the Egypt campaign of 1882-91. Bronze. Nicely patinated. Ding to top left arm. Name impressed to reverse: "NAIGUE LUTCH MANEN Q.O.S.&M." (Queen's Own Sappers and Miners). Rare unit. Fitted with proper replacement ribbon. 47mm wide. Item # Eng-55. *SOLD*
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Queen's South Africa medal. Bars: Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902. Long original ribbon showing age and wear. Contact marks on medal, otherwise very good condition. Item # Eng-57 *SOLD*
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Pair to Pte. T. Fuller: Queen's South Africa and British War Medal. QSA in very good condition, bars: Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith, Laing's Nek, Cape Colony (this last bar was added later). QSA impressed: '2947 Pte. T. FULLER MIDDLESEX REGt.' BWM was issued to him as member of CEF. Medal in great condition with long original ribbon. Impressed: '458330 PTE T FULLER 60-CAN INF'. Comes with copy of Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force 1915 draft attestation paper. Contents reval dob (13 April 1871) in Surrey England, current address in Montreal, former military service (12 years in Middlesex Regiment). No further research present. Nice pair. Item # Eng-58 *SOLD*
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TA Territorial Army silver badge
TA Territorial Army silver badge. Numbered on reverse of button-hole slide: 196450. Beautiful design, great condition. Rare piece. 22.5mm x 15mm. Item # Eng-60 *SOLD*
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Air Raid Precautions lapel badge
Air Raid Precautions lapel badge in sterling silver. Hallmarks for 1939, maker 'JC'. Button hole brass (silvered) fastener. 38.5mm x 26mm. Item # Eng-62 *SOLD*
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Civil Defence lapel pin
Civil Defence lapel pin, enamelled type with button hole slide fastener. Only one tiny chip to blue enamel . 19mm x 22mm. Item # Eng-65 *SOLD*
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1914 On War Service badge
1914 On War Service badge. Unnumbered example by: 'W.J. Dincley, B'Ham'. Good condition, couple tiny chips to enamel. Lightly worn, some gilding remains. Button-hole slide present. 26mm dia. Item # Eng-66 *SOLD*
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1916 On War Service badge by 'J.A Wylie & Co London'
1916 On War Service badge by 'J.A Wylie & Co London'. Numbered to reverse: 111811. Original pin intact. Typical condition (lightly worn). 40mm x 45mm. Item # Eng-68 *SOLD*
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1916 On War Service badge by 'J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London'
1916 On War Service badge by 'J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London'. Numbered to reverse: 71716. Original pin intact. Better then usual quality and condition. 39.5mm x 44mm. Item # Eng-69 *SOLD*
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1915 On War Service badge by Mappin & 'Webb Ltd. Sheffield & London'.
1915 On War Service badge by Mappin & 'Webb Ltd. Sheffield & London'. Designation letter 'R', number 32135. Good condition, large font. 43mm x 27mm. Item # Eng-70    *SOLD*
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1915 On War Service badge by 'J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London'
1915 On War Service badge by 'J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd. London'. Designation letter 'L', number 71786. Worn condition, better then usual quality and smaller font. 43mm x 26mm. Item # Eng-71  *SOLD*
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