Gold and Enamel R.A.F. Sweetheart badge.
Contained in it's original box this gold R.A.F. sweetheart badge was sold by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. Not marked as gold, but tested and guaranteed as such, this pretty 40mm, high detailed example is an attractive acquisition. Priced to reflect it's lack of hallmarks. read more
Naval ' folk ' Art.
Hand painted cigarette tin featuring a British Naval officer with a background of cruisers. Well executed study in oils of an officer whose identity has been lost. In good condition with some rusting to edges, would probably benefit from a careful clean. read more
4.5" AA MkI Gun Manual.
1940ed. Handbook for the Ordnance Q.F. 4.5 Inch Mark II on Mounting, 4.5-Inch ,A.A.Mark I Land Service. Exhaustive 214pg handbook with 40 fold-out plates, illustrated through out with diagrams and b/w photographs, some fold out plates, including sections on fuzes and ammunition in colour. Good, used condition with some marking to board covers and minor folding marks to contents, otherwise clean... read more
Operational Service Medal 2000 ,Bar Afghanistan.
Operational Service Medal 2000, Bar Afghanistan to 30083851 Tpr.J.A.Agiadis LD. Tpr. Agiadis served with the Light Dragoons who until recently were equipped with Scimitars in the reconnaissance role. Recruited principally from the North East the Light Dragoons first deployed to Afghanistan in Herrick 5 with 3 Commando Brigade followed by Herrick 6 with 12 Mechanised Brigade. There have been sub... read more
Crimea sampler bookmark.
Charming Crimean period, bookmark in needlework in a style of a sampler. Featuring a border of English and French commanders - Cardigan, Raglan etc surrounding a verse ' The Lillies of France and Old England's Red Rose Are twined in a Coronal row ' ( sic ), backed with blue silk ribbon. In good, clean condition and unusual. read more
R.A.D. Shoulder straps.
Pair of slip-on shoulder straps for volunteer in the Reichsarbeitdienst with the rank of Obervormann. Conforming to the post 1942 regulations, the woolen straps have twisted silver braid edging with two silver and brown loops to the base of the strap. In excellent, clean condition with some areas of minor nap loss. read more
Boxed Lusitania Medal.
British replica of the German medal by the sculptor Karl Goetz produced as a propaganda satire after the sinking of the Lusitania. Replica medals were produced in an attractive case claiming to be an exact copy of the German medal, and were sold for a shilling apiece. On the cases it was stated that the medals had been distributed in Germany "to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania" and the... read more