Badges & Helmet Plates

South Africa: Prince Alfred’s Guard Helmet Plate 1874-1890. In white metal and complete with two lugs.

$275

A Victorian New Zealand 1895 OR’s Helmet Plate, Brass gilt, complete with 3 lugs.

SOLD

East Kent Rifles Other Ranks Shako Badge c1861-1870. A fine and very rare example in die-stamped blackened metal being a crowned oval strap ‘East Kent Rifles’, in the centre the White Horse/Invicta, complete with two loop fasteners, the fasteners slightly crushed otherwise very fine condition.

$345

East Kent Rifles Other Ranks Helmet Plate c1878-1883. A good quality example in die stamped bronzed finish brass, a crowned Bath style cross with central White Horse/Invicta, on the circle ‘East Kent Rifles’ and a floral spray, complete with three loop fasteners, very good condition.

SOLD

 

3rd Kent Royal Arsenal Artillery Volunteer Corps Officer’s Edwardian Period Helmet Plate. A solid cast gilt metal example of standard Royal Arms pattern, the top scroll inscribed, ‘3rd Kent’ and the lower, ‘Royal Arsenal Arty. Vol. Corps’. Complete with three loop fasteners, slight gilt loss otherwise good condition

$385

A 2nd Battalion, Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteers Victorian Helmet Plate. VR crown above Maltese cross and complete with three lugs.

SOLD

 

An 1881-1901 Norfolk Regiment Helmet Plate in brass, laurel wreath surrounds the voided centre, the figure of Britannia seated is white metal and backed by red felt.

$175

A Victorian Royal Scots Helmet Plate, In brass, with brass and white metal centre, complete with 4 lugs.

$185

 

The 2nd Middlesex Militia Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality items in die stamped white metal, with central Garter motto and central ‘2/Mm’, lacking one loop fastener otherwise very good condition 

SOLD

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A Leicestershire Regiment 1st Volunteer Battalion two part white metal helmet plate a QC star back plate with attached white metal centre showing three tigers with ‘1st Vol. Battn.’ scroll above and Leicestershire in surround.

$275

 

1st Brecknockshire Rifle Volunteers Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality example in die stamped white metal of crowned star and laurel pattern, with central circle ‘1st Brecknockshire. R.V’, in the centre the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto and regimental motto, three loop fasteners, very good condition

$285

South Wales Borderers 3rd Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality die stamped white metal with applied centre and title details, complete with original fasteners, very good condition

$275

The South Wales 4th Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Edwardian Period Helmet Plate, good quality die stamped white metal with applied centre and title details, complete with original fasteners, very good condition

$275

 

The South Wales Borderers 5th Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality example in die stamped white metal of crowned star and laurel pattern, with central circle ‘South Wales Borderers 5th Volr. Battn’ enclosing the Dragon and laurels, three loop fasteners.

$275

The Welsh Regiment 1st Volunteer Battalions Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality die stamped white metal example of standard pattern crowned star and laurel, back plate with circular centre Prince of Wales’s crest and regimental motto plus unit title, with original lug fasteners, with reaffixed crown (clean repair) otherwise good condition

$250

The Welsh Regiment 2nd Volunteer Battalions Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality die stamped white metal example of standard pattern crowned star and laurel, back plate with circular centre Prince of Wales’s crest and regimental motto plus unit title, with original lug fasteners, with reaffixed (clean repair) otherwise good condition

$250

 

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The Welsh Regiment 3rd Volunteer Battalions Other Ranks Victorian Period Helmet Plate, good quality die stamped white metal example of standard pattern crowned star and laurel, back plate with circular centre Prince of Wales’s crest and regimental motto plus unit title, with original lug fasteners,

$275

The Welsh Regiment 3rd Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks Edwardian Period Helmet Plate good quality items in die stamped white metal, with standard unit badge and title details, very good condition 

$285

 

64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot  Victorian other ranks shako plate. 1869-1881

SOLD

 

53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot  Victorian other ranks shako plate. 1869-1881

$185

 

84th York & Lancaster Regiment

Victorian officers shako plate. 1869-1881

Faultless condition

$785

 

The 1855 officers shako plate for the Depot Battalion

Superb condition

$875

AUSTRALIAN PRE FEDERATION

New South Wales

Helmet Plate 1880-1900

Whitemetal 101mm (three lugs)

$650

New South Wales

Mounted Infantry slouch hat badge

Brass (two lugs) 32mm

SOLD

 

New South Wales

Collar badge

Lugs removed and pin holes (see photo)

Whitemetal 30mm

$125

Queensland

Defense Force Helmet Plate

Brass, three lugs.

with repaired crown

$325

Queensland Mounted Infantry

53mm brass hat badge

(two lugs) 1860-

$250

Victorian Militia Artillery

Pill box brass cap badge

two lugs (32mm) Post 1884

SOLD

Victorian Military Forces

Brass 42mm badge

Two screw posts on the rear appear

to make this some form of cross belt badge

$375

Victorian Military forces

38mm brass (two lugs)

forage cap badge 1893

$175

 

Victorian Military forces

38mm oxidised (two lugs)

forage cap badge 1893

$175

Victoria Volunteer Cadet Corps

38mm brass cap badge (two lugs)

$140

Pre Federation South

Australian Mounted Rifles

Hat badge 32mm

SOLD

Queensland

Defense Force Helmet Plate

Brass, three lugs.

(Early heavy construction)

$750

Pre Federation 8th (Union Volunteer)

Infantry Regiment (Irish Rifles) NSW 50mm

$1200

Pre Federation Western

Australian Military Forces Glengarry 

50MM (missing lugs)

$675

RISING SUNS

Standard WW1 Rising Sun with slider

$150

Standard WW2 Rising Sun with two fixed lugs

$50

Nurses Silver "Throat" Rising Sun

Maker marked "K. G. Luke Melb"

$75

Standard set of Rising Sun collars

Pair $50

Outstanding uncirculated WW1 Rising Sun

Maker marked "Tif Taft B'Ham"

SOLD

Rare set of Western Australian Rising Sun badges

Maker marked "SHERIDAN PERTH WA"

$225

Pair of first pattern Rising Suns

One missing a lug & the other has been

beautifully converted to a sweetheart/broach

SOLD

Rare Flavell Rising Sun collar

$75

Rare Arendsen Rising Sun collar

$75

General Plastics Rising Sun Collar pair

$100

General Plastics Rising Sun hat badge

SOLD

Unusual lugged Tiftaft Rising Sun hat badge

Possibly re-lugged a long time ago

$100

Quality constructed

Nurses Silver "Throat" Rising Sun

Maker marked "STOKES"

$175

Quality constructed

Nurses Silver "Throat" Rising Sun

Maker marked "K. G. Luke Melb"

$175

Stunning Post WW2 GVI

Armoured Silver Rising Sun

Maker marked "K. G. Luke Melb"

SOLD

Post WW2 GVI Rising Sun

Maker marked "Stokes Melb"

$150

Rare collar variety with blank maker name

plates, made in the English style.

Never encountered before

$150

 
   

NEXT OF KIN BADGES

 

       

First World War Mothers and Widows badge

1 Star representing one child or a

husband who died in the Great War

Numbered 5540

SOLD

Second World War Mothers and Widows badge

3 Stars representing three children

who died in the Second World War

Number A30765

SOLD

Gallipoli Mourning Broach

A black enamel badge in the shape 

of a gumnut leaf with the word

"Gallipoli" across the face

58mm across

SOLD

First World War Mothers and Widows badge

2 Stars representing two children who died in the Great War

(Missing pin on back) but otherwise fine and extremely rare

Numbered 32744

SOLD

 

   

PREEMINENT BADGES

 

       

Voluntary Ballot Enlistment Scheme Badge

Number D1853

SOLD

Australian Staff Corps pattern 40 mm Cap badge

Attached by wire is a seal marked with a broad

arrow & pattern the number “30". Extremely

rare of which we have never encountered before

$325

         
   

1900-30 IN BATTALION ORDER

   
Cossum Ref # UNIT   Type of Badge Cost
Volunteer Cadet Corps Victoria Brass hat badge $125

C9

The Victorian Scottish

Regiment

Victoria

Whitemetal hat

badge

$375

C16

NSW  

Defence Forces Staff

NSW

Brass 46mm Hat

Badge

$150

C45

Western Australian

Infantry Regiment

WA

Whitemetal 32mm

"1st type"

Collar badge

SOLD

C73

1st Australian 

Infantry Regiment

NSW

Brass Collar 22mm

J. R. Guant & Sons

London. Period

replacement of

 lugs to spikes in

order to make

it a cap badge

(single spike left)

 

$275

C84

11th Australian

Infantry Regiment

WA

Brass 53mm Hat

Badge

SOLD

C86

12th Infantry

Battalion

TAS

Brass Cap

Badge

$275

C87

Royal Australian

Artillery (Permanent)

Edward VII 1903-11

Brass 47mm hat

badge

$175
C92

Australian Garrison 

Artillery (Militia)

Brass pair of

collars

(One collar with wear)

$225

C93

Australian Field

Artillery (Militia)

 

Brass 64mm Hat

Badge

$175
   

Brass pair of collar

badges

(one collar has no lugs)

$125
C95

Australian

Engineers

Oxidised pair of collar

badges

$120
C96

Royal Australian

Engineers

Single Brass Collar $175
         
   

1930-42 IN BATTALION ORDER

   
Cossum Ref # Battalion Regiment Type of Badge Cost

C232

1st Infantry Battalion The East Sydney Regiment 53mm brass Hat Badge $400

C233

2nd Infantry Battalion The City of Newcastle Regiment 52mm brass Hat Badge SOLD

C235

3rd Infantry Battalion The Werriwa Regiment 52mm Brass Hat Badge $350

C236

4th Infantry Battalion The Australian Rifles 50mm Brass Hat Badge $200
    Oxidised pair of collars $130

C237

 5th Infantry Battalion

The Victorian Scottish

Regiment

52mm Oxidised Hat

Badge

$220

 C239

 6th Infantry Battalion

The Royal Melbourne

Regiment

55mm brass Hat

Badge

$225
    Brass pair of collars $140
    Oxidised pair of collars $140

C240

 7th Infantry Battalion The Northwest Murray Borderers

47mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$250

C241

8th Infantry Battalion The City of Ballarat Regiment

53mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD
   

Oxidised pair of

collars

$350

C242

 9th Infantry Battalion

The Moreton

Regiment

50mm brass Hat

Badge

$300

C243

 10th Infantry Battalion The Adelaide Rifles

52mm brass Hat

Badge

$185
    Brass pair of collars $140

C244

 11th Infantry Battalion

The City of Perth

Regiment

50mm blackened 

brass Hat Badge &

30mm Collar set

$425
    Oxidised pair of collars $125
    Brass pair of collars $125

C245

12th Infantry Battalion

The Launceston

Regiment

59mm Oxidised Hat

Badge

$225
   

Single brass right facing

collar

$140

C246

13th Infantry Battalion

The Maitland

Regiment

56mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD

C247

 14th Infantry Battalion The Prahran Regiment

60mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$275
   

Brass pair of

collars

$150

C248

15th Infantry Battalion

The Oxley

Regiment

50mm brass Hat

Badge

$275
   

Single brass left facing 

collar

$75

C249

 16th

Infantry Battalion

The Cameron Highlanders

of W.A.

58mm Oxidised Hat

Badge 

$125
    Oxidised pair of collars SOLD

C250

 17th Infantry Battalion

The North Sydney

Regiment

52mm Brass Hat

Badge

$160
    Oxidised pair of collars $110

C251

18th Infantry Battalion

The Kuring-Gai

Regiment

50mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD

 C252

 19th Infantry Battalion

The South Sydney

Regiment

52mm brass Hat

Badge

$100
    Single brass collar $50

C253

20th Infantry Battalion

The Parramatta &

Blue Mountains Regiment

50mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD
   

Single brass left facing 

collar

$175

C255

22nd Infantry Battalion The Richmond Regiment

43mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD
    Brass pair of collars $150
   

Single oxidised left facing

collar

$80

C256

 22nd Infantry Battalion

The South Gippsland

Regiment

57mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$50
    Oxidised pair of collars $40

C257

23rd Infantry Battalion

The City of Geelong

Regiment

52mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$350

C258

24th Infantry Battalion

The Kooyong

Regiment

53mm brass Hat

Badge

$95
      $75

C259

25th Infantry Battalion

The Darling Downs

Regiment

52mm painted brass Hat

Badge

$300
    Single oxidised collar $100
    Single brass collar $80

C262

27th Infantry Battalion

The South Australian

Scottish

Regiment

52mm white metal Hat

Badge

$350

 C263

 28th Infantry Battalion

The Swan

Regiment

52mm brass Hat

Badge

$265
28th Infantry Battalion

The Swan

Regiment

Officers Stirling Silver

& enamel

Cap badge (also left

facing collar) 32mm

SOLD
   

Single oxidised right hand 

collar

$125
   

Single brass right hand 

collar

$125

C264

 29th Infantry Battalion

The East Melbourne

Regiment

45mm Enamel Hat

Badge

$250
   

Oxidised enamel pair of

collars

(slight chipping on one)

SOLD

C266

30th Infantry Battalion

The N.S.W. Scottish

Regiment

75mm white metal Hat

Badge

$350

C268

 32nd Infantry Battalion

The Footscray

Regiment

51mm brass Hat

Badge

$145
   

Oxidised Pair of

collars

$120

C269

 33rd Infantry Battalion

The New England

Regiment

47mm brass Hat

Badge

$95
   

Oxidised pair of

collars

$70
   

Single brass right facing

collar

$40

 C271

 34th Infantry Battalion The Illawarra Regiment

52mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$125

C271

34th Infantry Battalion The Illawarra Regiment

52mm brass Hat

Badge

$125
   

Oxidised pair of

collars

$100
   

Brass pair of 

collars

$100

C272

35th Infantry Battalion

Newcastles Own

Regiment

51mm brass Hat

Badge

$450

C275

38th Infantry Battalion The Bendigo Regiment

50mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$250

C276

39th Infantry Battalion

The Hawthorn - Kew

Regiment

53mm enamel and brass Hat

Badge

SOLD
   

Brass and enamel pair of

collars

$225

 C278

 40th Infantry Battalion The Derwent Regiment

58mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$80

C278

40th Infantry Battalion The Derwent Regiment

58mm brass Hat

Badge

$80
    Brass pair of collars $125

C279

41st Infantry Battalion The Byron Regiment

50mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD

C280

42nd Infantry Battalion

The Capricornia

Regiment

53mm brass Hat

Badge

$275

C281

 43rd Infantry Battalion

The Hindmarsh

Regiment

51mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$140

C281

 43rd Infantry Battalion

The Hindmarsh

Regiment

51mm brass Hat

Badge

$95
   

Brass pair of

collars

$75
C282

44th Infantry Battalion

West Australian Rifles

Brass pair of

collars

(one collar

missing lugs)

$150

C283

45th Infantry Battalion

The St. George

Regiment

65mm brass Hat

Badge

$325

C286

 47th Infantry Battalion

The Wide Bay

Regiment

52mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$125

C286

47th Infantry Battalion

The Wide Bay

Regiment

52mm brass Hat

Badge

$125
    Brass pair of collars $100

C287

 48th Infantry Battalion The Torrens Regiment

Oxidised Hat

Badge

$125
   

Oxidised pair of

collars

$100
    Brass pair of collars $100

C288

 49th Infantry Battalion The Stanley Regiment

54mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$125

C288

 49th Infantry Battalion The Stanley Regiment

54mm brass Hat

Badge

$125
    Brass pair of collars $100

C290

51st Infantry Battalion

The Far North

Queensland

Regiment

52mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD

C296

56th Infantry Battalion The Riverina Regiment

32mm brass Hat

Badge

$700
   

Single oxidised right facing 

collar

$275

C297

 57th Infantry Battalion The Merri Regiment 47mm brass Hat Badge $95

C297

57th Infantry Battalion The Merri Regiment 47mm oxidised Hat Badge $140
    Brass pair of collars $65
   

Single oxidised left facing

collar

$40

C298

 58th Infantry Battalion The Essendon Rifles

52mm enamel and brass 

Hat Badge (No Chips)

$175
   

Brass and enamel pair of

collars

(slight chipping on one)

$130

C299

 58th Infantry Battalion

The Essendon - Coburg -

Brunswick

Rifles

52mm enamel and brass 

Hat Badge (No Chips)

$150
   

Brass and enamel pair of

collars

$130

C300

 59th Infantry Battalion The Hume Regiment

53mm enamel and brass 

Hat Badge (slight chips)

$110
    Single enamel collar $60

C301

 59th Infantry Battalion

The Coburg-Brunswick

Regiment

53mm Enamel and brass

Hat Badge (Slight Chips)

$125

C302

60th Infantry Battalion

The Heidelberg

Regiment

52mm enamel and brass

Hat Badge

$150
   

Brass and enamel pair of

collars

$130

C303

 61st Infantry Battalion

The Cameron

Highlanders

of Qld

58mm white metal

Hat Badge

$150

C303

 61st Infantry Battalion

The Cameron

Highlanders

of Qld

58mm oxidised 

Hat Badge

$150
    Oxidised Pair of collars SOLD

C304

 

 Sydney University

Regiment

54mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$75
    Oxidised pair of collars $65

C306

 

Australian Army

Chaplains

Department

43mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$65
    Oxidised pair of collars $40

C308

 

Australian

Tank Corps

45mm Hat Badge SOLD
    Oxidised pair of collars SOLD

C309

 

The Army

Ordnance Corps

61mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$225
    Single oxidised collar SOLD

C310

 

Australian Army

Survey Corps

61mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$325

C310

 

Australian Army

Survey Corps

61mm brass Hat

Badge

$325

C311

  Australian Staff Corp

53mm brass Hat

Badge

$75
    Cap badge $50

C312

 

Australian

Instructional Corps

45mm Hat Badge $175
    Bronze pair of collars $125

C312

Officers

Australian

Instructional Corps

45mm Hat Badge SOLD
  Officers

Brass and enamel pair of

collars

$225

C313

 

Australian Army

Veterinary Corps

55mm brass Hat

Badge

$175
   

Single brass left facing 

collar

$100

C314

 

Australian Army

Medical Corps

70mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$75

C314

 

Australian Army

Medical Corps

70mm brass Hat

Badge

$75
   

Oxidised pair of

collars

$50
    Brass pair of collars $50

C315

 

Australian

Army Service Corps

45mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$45
    Oxidised pair of collars $30

C316

 

Australian Engineers

George V

47mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$50

C316

 

Australian Engineers

George V

47mm brass Hat

Badge

$50

 C317

 

Australian Engineers

George V1

47mm oxidised Hat

Badge

$50

C318

 

Royal Australian

Artillery Siege Brigade

45mm Hat Badge SOLD
   

Single oxidised

collar

$80

C319

 

Royal Australian

Artillery Regiment

50mm oxidised Hat

Badge

 $65

C319

 

Royal Australian

Artillery Regiment

50mm brass Hat

Badge

$65

C322

 

Australian

Corps of Signals

53mm brass Hat

Badge

$60
    Oxidised pair of collars $40
    Brass pair of collars $40
   

 

Light Horse

 

   

C205

4th Light Horse

Corangamite

Light Horse

50mm brass Hat Badge SOLD

C211

9th Light Horse

Flinders

Light Horse

52mm brass Hat Badge SOLD
    Brass pair of collars $225

C212

10th Light Horse

Western Australian

Mounted Infantry

Hat badge 52mm

Brass & Enamel

marked SS & Co.

Ltd. Adelaide

$950
C223

21st Light Horse

Riverina Horse

Single oxidised left facing

collar

$140

C225

23rd Light Horse

Barossa

Light Horse

52mm brass Hat

Badge

SOLD
   

Single brass left facing

 collar

$110

C227

25th Light Horse

Regiment

Light Horse

Machine Gun

Regiment

Oxidised hat

badge

SOLD
 

 

 

Single oxidised left facing 

collar

(No lugs but beautiful

K. G. Luke mark)

$250
   

 

POST WW2

 

   
C325

Royal Australian

Armoured Corps

Whitemetal 

Collars

$70

C353

10th

WAMI

Western Australian 

Mounted Infantry

Frosted Whitemetal

44mm Hat badge

& 30mm Collar set

$300

C359

2nd Infantry Battalion

City of Newcastle

Regiment

Brass 50mm

Hat Badge

$50
   

Single left facing

brass collar

$35

C360

3rd Infantry Battalion

Werriwa

Regiment

Brass 52mm

Hat Badge

$95
   

Pair of

brass collars

$140

C361

5th Infantry

Battalion

Victorian Scottish

Regiment

Whitemetal

51mm Hat badge

$180

C363

8/7th Infantry Battalion

North Western

Victoria Regiment

Brass 45mm

Hat Badge

$110
   

Single brass left

facing collar

$70

C364

11/44th Infantry Battalion

City of Perth

Regiment

Brass 47mm

Hat Badge

$60
   

Pair of brass

collars

SOLD

C365

12th Infantry Battalion

Launceston

Regiment

Brass 51mm

Hat Badge

$95
   

Single brass

left facing

collar

$65

C366

13th Infantry Battalion

Macquarie

Regiment

Brass & whitemetal

 50mm

Hat Badge

$60

C369

27th Infantry Battalion

South Australian

Scottish Regiment

Whitemetal

50mm

Hat Badge

$225
C370

28th Infantry

Swan Regiment

Pair of brass

collars

$45

C372

34th Infantry Battalion

Illawarra

Regiment

Brass 52mm

Hat Badge

$100

C373

38th Infantry Battalion

Northern

Victoria

Whitemetal

45mm

Hat Badge

$150

C374

40th Infantry Battalion

Derwent

Regiment

Brass &

Whitemetal

47mm

Hat Badge

$295
   

Single bi-metal

right facing

collar

$150
C375

42nd battalion

Capricornia

Regiment

Single right facing

brass collar

$225

C376

43/48th Infantry Battalion

Hindmarsh

Regiment

Brass

53mm

Hat Badge

$75
   

Pair of brass

collars

$100

C377

45th Infantry Battalion

St George

Regiment

Brass

65mm

Hat Badge

$155
   

Pair of brass

collars

$80

C378

47th Infantry Battalion

Wide Bay

Regiment

Brass

52mm

Hat Badge

One lug missing

$55

C379

51st Infantry Battalion

Far North

Queensland

Brass

52mm

Hat Badge

$95

C380

58/32nd Infantry Battalion

Melbourne

Rifles

Brass

45mm

Hat Badge

$110

C381

59th Infantry Battalion

Hume

Regiment

Brass

52mm

Hat Badge

$95
         
         

 We are always adding to our stock and not all badges are represented on this site. Please e-mail us if you are after any collars or any badges from other periods.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE WELL OVER A THOUSAND QUALITY BRITISH BADGES IN STOCK.

ALL BADGES ARE 100 % ORIGINAL. MANY HAVING COME FROM LONG ESTABLISHED COLLECTIONS.

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH YOUR WANTS LIST.

 

RECENTLY SOLD

 

 

An extremely rare 1st Australian Re-mount Unit "un-official" middle east sand cast hat badge. This badge was purchased direct from family and there can be no doubt to its authenticity.

 

SOLD

 

 

 

THE RAREST RISING SUN BADGE

The following is an extract from Sabretache journal talking about this very badge

"In reply to a query on a Swiss manufactured silver Rising Sun Badge there is no doubt it must be the rarest of the rising Sun Badges. The badge was manufactured in Switzerland for members of the AIF who escaped or evaded capture after the collapse of Italy in 1943 and then found their way to Switzerland. The manufacture of the badges was arranged by Lieutenant D. A. MacDonald the Amenities Officer of the 2/13 Battalion. Badges were authorised by Major H. J. Kroger in his capacity as Senior AIF Officer in Switzerland. There is only one of these badges known to be in any collection in Australia. I leave it to you to determine the rarity of these badges which as the photographs show are about the same size as the normal collar badge but are more rounded in size."

This badge was originally purchased by John over 20 years ago from the family of escaper WX4461 Private John Pallot 2/28th Battalion and has resided in a local collection ever since. We are fortunate to have recently purchased the badge back and have on offer the only known Swiss Rising sun with provenance to have surfaced. This badge was worn on the beret as no slouch hat was issued to the escapers.

Buyers must be aware that another variety has surfaced (since the appearance of the above article), but does not come with any provenance and a key noticeable difference is that it is not double stamped. We have also included a copy of this rising sun with the purchase of this badge at no extra charge.

 

 

SOLD

 

 

 

 

5th Light Horse unofficial badge 1912 - 1918.

This is a superb example in bronze with the clear "J. R. GAUNT LONDON" makers plate

 

Near EF SOLD

 

 

25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment Hat Badge oxidised. Marked "K. G. LUKE MELB" 1930-42 period. 
Collectors should be aware that the 25th LH hat badge has been reproduced and should reject flat back badges with impressed makers mark. It should also be noted that the machine gun under the swan is a seperate piece.

SOLD

 A Selection of 9 KINGS COLONIAL INSIGNIA. A very fine carded display of unissued examples. All with original Gilt. This collection of badges comes from the original J.R. Gaunt and Son Ltd. Pattern book archive and was originally sold in the UK by the National Army Museum.

This is only the second time in 35 years I have offered a series of these badges with a good gilt finish. Discussions with various serious badge collectors indicate that the splendour of the K.C. uniforms is that there is every chance that all ranks may have worn Gilt badges.

A unique opportunity to obtain guaranteed original badges, complete with lugs.

Excellent condition SOLD