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WW1 CHINESE LABOUR CORPS CAP BADGE, WORN BY THE "COOLIES"A scarce badge, with four holes for fixing.
The Chinese Labour Corps were a force of workers recruited by the British government in World War I to free troops for front line duty by performing support work and manual labour. The French government also recruited a significant number of Chinese labourers, and although those labourers working for the French were recruited separately and not part of the CLC, they are often considered to be so. In all, some 140,000 men served for both British and French forces before the war ended and most of the men were repatriated to China between 1918 and 1920.
Code: 53773Price: 200.00 GBP
KINGS CROWN ROYAL BERKSHIRE OFFICERS BRONZED CORD BOSSA fine Kings crown bronzed regimental cord boss.
Code: 53740Price: 60.00 GBP
WW1 / WW2 BRITISH KINGS CROWN CAP BADGES X 10 Bulk deal, works out at £12 a badge, for collector. Tank Corps to Devonshires. All in tacked, blow holes, sliders and loop fixings where they should be. See photos.
Code: 53731Price: 120.00 GBP
LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS BOSS BADGEA fine corded Officers boss badge. Width 28 mm
Code: 53723Price: 32.00 GBP
WW2 MILITARY POCKET WATCH IN FINE WORKING ORDER.A fine, still working in good condition. General service temporary pattern G.S.T.P pocket watch, with broad arrow mark and F 00709 to reverse. I have not opened up the back, but wound up and working perfectly for three days. Good item, in working order.
Code: 53614Price: 120.00 GBP
GOLDEN MEDAL OF THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMAN WORKERS PARTY BADGEA very good and well made example replica of the original enamel Golden Party badge. I am not an expert on these items. Would make a fine representation until original found.
Known as the Golden Party badge N.S.D.A.P Golden Medal of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Nazi Party.
30.5 larger version.
The Golden Party Badge was the basic Nazi Party Badge with the addition of a gold wreath completely encircling the badge. The badge was awarded in two sizes: 30.5 mm for wearing on uniforms and 24 mm for other use. Adolf Hitler's own Golden Party Badge had the number '1'. He awarded it to Magda Goebbels in late April 1945 and proclaimed her as the "First Mother of the Reich".
Code: 53613Price: 45.00 GBP
BEJA BADGEExtremely rare unofficial badge of the 172nd Field Regt. RA and the 5th Batt. Hants. Regt. to commemorate the 1943 Battle of Beja.
172nd Field Regt. RA were affiliated to the 128th Infantry Brigade consisting of 3 battalions of the Hants. Regt. The action took place north of the town of Beja at a place called Hunts Gap in North Africa.10th Panzers equipped mainly with Tiger tanks were held for 12 hours non-stop gaining very valuable time for the allied communications of the 1st Army. In the early action the Germans used 8 Messerschmitts who raked the British positions. By the end tanks, guns and small arms fire were down to a range of 10 to 20 yards! Nine of 130 gunners survived to reach regimental lines and 200 out of the battalion of 5th Hants. reached safety.
Balloted awards for the VC were suggested by Lt. Col. Newnham of the 5th Hants. and Brig. M.A.James of the 128th Infantry Brigade. One of the official reasons for this not being done were too many prisoners! A German Africa Corps commander speaking after the war admitted that the failure at Hunts Gap (Beja) marked the end of hope of victory in North Africa.
CO 172nd Field Regt. RA had the badges made by Arab craftsmen in Tunis to commemorate the battle. Exact figures are not known but less than 200 were made. Some were purchased by men of the 5th Hants. who had fought just as gallantly as the gunners.
The badge is a white metal shield with a red felt centre with a white metal Tiger tank pierced by a crusader's sword (sign of 1st Army). Small plate inscribed Beja in corner. Badge measures 2 by 2.75 inches and has a pin back. Was worn with pride unofficially by both regiments on the right breast pocket or right arm below 46th Division sign to mark this incredibly brave action. Reference Norman Litchfield article MHS Journal May 1982
Code: 53612Price: 400.00 GBP
WW1 RIFLE BRIGADE [PRINCE CONSORTS OWN] SILVER MATCHBOX COVER A silver hallmarked Sheffield 1918 with maker Roberts & Belk Ltd (from 1901) Furnival Works, Sheffield. Military matchbox cover embossed Macedonia, France and Palestine campaigns and WW1 cap badge emblem. Uncleaned condition [see photos]
Code: 53611Price: 100.00 GBP
WW1 NORAH WELLINGTON cloth doll of a sailor from M V DragonWW1 Norah Wellington cloth doll of a sailor from M V Dragon measures 8" in length with cap tally on cap unusual piece. Excellent condition for age.
Code: 53598Price: 65.00 GBP
WW1 LEAGUE OF HONOUR 1914 PIN BADGEA good original Great War period 'League of Honour 1914' celluloid tin button badge; the centre depicting the red cross St. George over laurel wreath on white ground within a blue band title surround. Patriotic Women & Girts of the British Empire. Good condition, complete with pin fitting, Diameter 25mm.
Code: 53561Price: 20.00 GBP
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