Wharton Militaria
 britishbadges_armourcavalry
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A very scarce framed group of 4 Cavalry Officers cap badges to the Household Cavalry, absolutely beautiful condition, frosted gilt burnished and fully fretted regimental title and cypher centres backed by red/blue vitreous enamel. A scare opportunity for the descerning collector of officers badges.

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A rare opportunity to aquire an artists proof of a Royal Horse Guards badge, hand painted on to artists board, this full coloured proof would show the Regiment exactly what the made design will look like, these proofs do not normally become available, this is a beautiful painted badge, approx board size is 7 x 4 1/4 inches, signed and dated by Gillian Carmichael, who was associated with the late Gaunt team and the early London Badge and Button Company. A very scarce and signed badge artwork, a fine investment that would look amazing when framed.

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A scarce set of 26th Hussars Officers cap and collar badges still on their Gaunt sample or issue card, badges are in excellent condition though the collar badges have minimal signs of wear on the eagle chests, collar badges have the shorter length lugs, nice to fine a matching set. More pictures of badge backs in due course. Scarce set of badges.

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A very nice 17th/21st Lancers Officers silver plate motto bearing the legend 'Death or Glory'. Nice unissued unworn condition badge of a famous cavalry regiment.

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17th/21st Lancers motto in white metal by London Badge & Button Co Ltd - heavy quality

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17/21 Lancers motto in white metal

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Scarce Officer's small size cap motto in hallmarked solid silver, beautifully toned badge, hallmark and makers mark across top edge of skull. You just don't see these small officer cap mottos, especially in hallmarked silver. A rare and sought after badge.

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WW2 17th Lancers motto in white metal, in good condition, both lugs intact, this motto has had the eyes fretted out, I have only seen two such mottos in many years, both with WW2 veterans, a nice variation for the 17th Lancers collector.

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Queens Own Hussars (3rd/7th) Officers bright polished silver plate and frosted gilt and burnished - (3/8 inch lugs)

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A scarce Royal New Zealand Armoured Corps cap badge, solid silver marked '925' and with the Gaunt silver mark. Lovely badge with excellent detail, heavy thick badge, both lugs intact, minimum wear, nice tone, very scarce badge in silver.

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24th Lancers, KC, Officers frosted gilt burnished and vitreous enamel, made by Pitt & Company London.

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15/19th Hussars, QC, Officers frosted gilt burnished and vitreous enamel.

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A rare Royal Armoured Corps pugri badge for the pith helmet with JR Gaunt & Son Ltd, London circular name plate.

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A rare early monogram Royal Armoured Corps pugri badge for the pith helmet.

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An extremely scarce Royal Tank Corps cap badge in GM metal, circ late 1920-30s, right facing tank, in exceptional condition without any wear. A very scarce badge.

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Royal Tank Regiment - Kings Crown, a very scarce Guant hallmarked cap badge in solid silver. Has the Guant hallmark and the 'S'. Very little wear, nice patina overall, a fine sought after badge.

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A scare pair of Royal Tank Regiment 'TANKS' brass shoulder titles, nice condition. These are becoming hard to find as a pair.

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A very scare surving track suit badge for the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, though it might actually be 3 Company Royal Tank Corps, when the regiment changed over from the Tank Corps to the Royal Tank Corps, for a short time before the protocol dictated that the name must change to the Royal Tank Regiment. Badge is 11 x 9.5 cm, or approx 4 x 3.5 inches in old money, lovely condition though with some moth nips to the lower and right edge. This is a very scarce badge to find.

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A scarce Royal Tank Regiment O/Rs 2 piece Queens Crown cap badge in mint unissued/unworn condition, fine quality, deep die/thicker than normal - the so called 'Quarter Guard' cap badge due to the copper/gilt wreath and silvered tank - a really nice RTR cap badge.

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An exceptionally rare, original and unissed Officers 2 piece cap badge to the Royal Tank Regiment circ 1970s. The badge is by Gaunt though is not maker marked. This is an outstanding quality Officers 2 piece badge, silvered tank with bronze wreath and crown. The blades are un-bent as unissued. The badge is very similar to the last Kings Crown pattern, early 50s, and is the Queens Crown variation of that earlier badge. It is exceptional quality, crisp of detail and basically unissued/unworn. The detail is outstanding. This was one of a number held by the QM of 3RTR for Officers and Warrent Officers, also worn by the band WOs for a while.

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A very nice Royal Tank Regiment Officers 2 piece Queens Crown cap badge in mint unissued/unworn condition, fine quality, deep die/thicker than normal, a really nice RTR Officers cap badge

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Royal Tank Regiment - Queen's Crown, a rare MK4 glengarry badge in hallmarked silver, with the rare desert rat stamping. Only 8 of these badges were ever made.

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Royal Tank Regiment - Queen's Crown, a rare MK4 glengarry badge in white metal

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Royal Tank Regiment - Queen's Crown, a rare MK3 glengarry badge in white metal

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Royal Tank Regiment - Queen's Crown, a rare MK2 glengarry & bonnet badge in white metal, this Mk2 badge has the longer lugs for a bonnet though can still be used on the glengarry. Mk2 badges are quite scarce to find these days, especially in this condition.

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RTR Challanger Tank badge, designed for personal jackets, rucksacks, gym wear, towels etc. A nice patch in unworn condition, cotton woven detail of a Challenger main battle tank with the RTR title and legend 'Fear Naught', backed on a pressed material backing. A nice looking badge, approx 100 x 50mm in size.

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A very rare, hallmarked, solid silver Royal Tank Regiment cap badge, scorpion jeweller's mark, still retained within its presentation box. Box has the RTR regimental badge cut into the box lid, a very high quality silver badge often used as a presentation piece as well as being worn throughout 1 and 2 RTR by both SNCOs and Officers. This badge is both an investment and a choice purchase of current insignia.

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First Life Guards Officers, Kings Crown, frosted gilt burnished fully fretted regimental title and Edward 7th cypher centre backed by red/blue vitreous enamel - (1/2 inch lugs) - Firmin, extremely scarce.

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First Life Guards Officers, Kings Crown, frosted gilt burnished fully fretted regimental title and GVR cypher centre backed by red/blue vitreous enamel - (1/2 inch lugs) - Firmin, very scarce.

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First Life Guards Officers, Kings Crown, GVR cypher, solid silver, marked 'silver' on the slider along with four manufacturers marks, these are not Assay Office hallmarks, more jewellers marks as was common practice, especially typical with London made badges for military outfitters. A very nice solid silver badge, most likely a private purchase badge as were most items of Officer wear.

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Queens Own Hussars - Queen's Crown in brass and white metal

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5th Iniskilling Dragoon Guards in white metal by J.R.Gaunt London

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12th Royal Lancers in brass and white metal

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9th Lancers in white metal, the tips are missing from the lancers

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A scarce pair of solid silver Royal Tank Regiment Officer's 2 piece, Queens Crown, collar badges in mint unissued/unworn condition. Beautiful quality, solid silver with gilted wreath and silver tank, stamped 'silver', long shanks, scarce collar badges not often found in this quality and unworn condition. Suitable for current use.

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A fine pair of Royal Tank Regiment Officer's OSD bronze, Queens Crown, collar badges in mint unissued/unworn condition. Beautiful quality, OSD collar badges are not often found in this quality and unworn condition. Suitable for current use, complete with backing plates and pins.

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A fine pair of Royal Tank Regiment Band gilding metal, Queens Crown, collar badges in mint unissued/unworn condition. Beautiful quality, band collar badges are not often found these days especially in unworn condition. Complete with backing plates and pins.

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A scarce pair of Royal Tank Regiment other ranks white metal, Queens Crown, collar badges in mint unissued/unworn condition. Beautiful quality, white metal collar badges are not often found these days especially in unworn condition as the issue of staybright or anodised collar badges replaced the QC white metal collars. Scarce pair of collars for the RTR collector, complete with backing plates and pins.

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A scarce pair of Royal Tank Regiment Officer's 2 piece, Queens Crown, collar badges in mint unissued/unworn condition. Beautiful quality, frosted silver with gilted wreath and silver tank mount, scarce collar badges not often found in this quality and unworn condition. Suitable for current use.

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Household Cavalry - Queen's Crown in staybright

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Royal Hussars in staybright

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17/21 Lancers - in staybright by Firmin - on red backing

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Royal Tank Regiment - Queen's Crown in staybright

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4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards in staybright