Wharton Militaria
 britishbadges_sweethearts
BBS0001
BBS0001
Very scarce WW1 Hallmarked Silver and Tortoiseshell regimental sweetheart brooches, many still on issue cards. Silver badges inlaid in tortoiseshell with rolled silver frames, frames are hallmarked 'FRG' for F R Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooches that have not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Very rare sweetheart brooches especially in such unused mint condition. Will begin to photograph and list individually over the coming months.

BBS0002
BBS0002
A scarce First World War period Northumberland Fusiliers silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0003
BBS0003
A scarce First World War period Middlesex Regiment silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm. Card has old money price marking.

BBS0004
BBS0004
A scarce First World War period Lovat Scouts silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0005
BBS0005
A scarce First World War period Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm. Card has old money price marking.

BBS0006
BBS0006
A scarce First World War period Royal Engineers silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm. Scarce flaming grenade officer variation.

BBS0007
BBS0007
An extremely scarce WW1 hallmarked silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch for the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces still on its issue card. Silver badge inlaid in tortoiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for F R Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since it was made, original pin and hook, completely undamaged. An extremely scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in this unused mint condition.

BBS0008
BBS0008
A scarce First World War period North Stafffordshire Regiment 'North Staffs' tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0009
BBS0009
Royal Engineers - enamel & metal

BBS0010
BBS0010
Royal Engineers - enamel & metal, hanging from bar, nice sweetheart

BBS0011
BBS0011
Royal Engineers - gold on tortiseshell, rolled gold frame, nice sweetheart with a lovely tone.

BBS0012
BBS0012
A scarce First World War period Royal Engineers silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0013
BBS0013
A very scarce WW1 hallmarked silver sweetheart brooch for the Canadian Military Forces still on its issue card. Silver badge inlaid in tortoiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for F R Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since it was made, original pin and hook, completely undamaged. A very rare sweetheart brooch especially in this unused mint condition.

BBS0014
BBS0014
Sweetheart brooch of the Black Watch regiment, contained within a red presentation box. Brooch approximately 45mm x 35mm, circ 1930s-50s, badge has King's Crown, really nice brooch fitted with a safety chain.

BBS0015
BBS0015
Kings Own Scottish Borderers white metal cap badge converted for wear as a sweetheart or plaid brooch. Very nicely done, long brooch pin, excellent looking polished white metal.

BBS0016
BBS0016
5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards sweetheart lapel badge in silver, clutch-back pin, no enamel damage, lovely badge

BBS0017
BBS0017
East Lancashire Regiment - ex cap badge fitted with a brooch pin - b & w/m, nicely done, a nice looking regimental sweetheart

BBS0018
BBS0018
7th Queens own hussars - b & w/m - button badge

BBS0019
BBS0019
3rd Regiment - stickpin

BBS0020
BBS0020
A lovely silver WW1 tank as a sweetheart badge, the tank was no doubt made from the centre of the Tank Corps cap badge, approx 40mm in length, has a brooch pin fitting, marked 'silver' on a small oblong - not a plate but a raised platform - really nice sweetheart and like most tank corp items quite scarce.

BBS0021
BBS0021
A fine silver sweetheart to the Royal Tank Regiment, Queens Crown as per the current issue cap badge, brooch pin and safety hook fitted, marked 'silver' - approx 34mm in height. Lovely sweetheart for the current Tankies!

BBS0022
BBS0022
A fine quality silver wartime sweetheart to the Royal Tank Regiment, Kings Crown, brooch pin and safety hook fitted, unmarked but solid silver, has been tested and guaranteed - approx 30mm in height, same size as a collar dog. Lovely sweetheart and so typical of the wartime sweethearts made by Guant.

BBS0023
BBS0023
A lovely silver tank as a sweetheart badge, approx 36mm in length, has a brooch pin fitting, unmarked but solid silver, has been tested and guaranteed - really nice sweetheart tank.

BBS0024
BBS0024
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry KSLI - ex cap badge fitted with a brooch pin - w/m, nicely done, a nice looking regimental sweetheart

BBS0025
BBS0025
Kings Own Regiment (Lancaster) - ex cap badge fitted with a brooch pin - brass, nicely done, a nice looking regimental sweetheart

BBS0026
BBS0026
A scarce First World War period Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derby Regiment tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that have not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0027
BBS0027
Royal Army Service Corps - small lapel badge with brooch pin

BBS0028
BBS0028
Royal Army Service Corps - on brooch bar

BBS0029
BBS0029
A scarce First World War period Royal Army Service Corps silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0030
BBS0030
Royal Army Medical Corps - small lapel badge with brooch pin

BBS0031
BBS0031
Royal Army Medical Corps - gold - on brooch bar

BBS0032
BBS0032
A scarce First World War period Royal Army Medical Corps silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful brooch, a couple of hairline scratches, left side rolled edge slightly away from tortoiseshell, original pin and hook fittings. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such lovely mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0033
BBS0033
A scarce First World War period Dorsetshire Regiment tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that have not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0034
BBS0034
A scarce First World War period Worcestershire Regiment tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch still on its original makers card. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that have not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0035
BBS0035
A scarce First World War period Royal Artillery silver and tortoiseshell sweetheart brooch. Silver regimental badge inlaid in tortiseshell with rolled silver frame, frame is hallmarked 'FRG' for FR Baldwin and Birmingham Assay dated 1918. Beautiful unmarked brooch that has not seen the light of day since they were made, original pin and hook fittings, completely undamaged. Scarce and sought after sweetheart brooch especially in such unused mint condition. Diameter of badge 30mm.

BBS0036
BBS0036
Royal Artillery - enamel & metal - on brooch bar

BBS0037
BBS0037
Royal Artillery - enamel & metal - on brooch bar

BBS0038
BBS0038
Royal Marines sweetheart circ 1960s-80s, excellent condition, enamel and metal on circular back, approx 30mm dia. A very nice Royal Marines sweetheart.

BBS0039
BBS0039
A scarce WW2 Parachute Regiment lapel badge, often used as a sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, polished white metal, approx 40mm wide, lapel pin to the back, scarce badge.

BBS0040
BBS0040
A WW2 South Wales Borderers Regiment lapel badge, often used as a sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, polished white metal, approx 30mm wide, lapel pin to the back, scarce badge.

BBS0041
BBS0041
A sought after WW1 tank brooch in excellent condition, solid silver, maker marked 'NCPL' and 'sterling silver' approx 38mm in length, pin intact, these tank brooches are becoming harder to find, a nice example.

BBS0042
BBS0042
A scarce WW2 Royal Tank Regiment lapel badge, often used as a sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, polished white metal, approx 35mm wide, lapel pin to the back, scarce badge.

BBS0043
BBS0043
A scarce WW2 Royal Tank Regiment lapel badge, often used as a sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, polished brass, approx 35mm wide, lapel pin to the back, scarce badge.

BBS0044
BBS0044
A scarce WW1 'Mother' sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, gilted brass and enamel, approx 48mm wide, brooch pin to the back, lovely WW1 iconic badge.

BBS0045
BBS0045
WW2 Somerset Light Infantry (Prine Albert's) sweetheart lapel badge, often used as a sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, polished gilted metal, approx 35mm wide, jewellers pin to the back.

BBS0046
BBS0046
WW2 Royal Hampshire Regiment sweetheart lapel badge, often used as a sweetheart brooch, in excellent condition, polished gilted metal, approx 35mm wide, jewellers pin to the back.

BBS0047
BBS0047
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) sweetheart badge, a fine early sweetheart circ 1889-1901, this is actually a soldier's modified collar QVC crowned badge, one lug has been cut to form a hook whilst the other lug has become the post to which a jewellers pin has been added. Really nice to come across such an early collor badge sweetheart, excellent condition overall.

BBS0048
BBS0048
A fine quality embroidered Royal Engineers cloth, lovely workmanship, crisp of colour, would look well framed, approx size 16 x 16 inches

BBS0049
BBS0049
Royal Navy crest on bar - enamel & w/m

BBS0050
BBS0050
A very scarce Royal Scots sweetheart or lapel badge in 9 carot gold, approx 45mm long and still on its Gaunt card complete with box, does not look to have ever been worn, sadly, something nice for the Royal Scots collector.

BBS0051
BBS0051
A lovely silver stick-pin to the 17th 21st Lancers, circ 60s-70s, silver, burnished, motto approx 3/4 inch wide, absolutely lovely pin suitable as a lapel pin or sweetheart. Overall length is 1.5 inches, so stands out well, high quality item.

BBS0052
BBS0052
A very nice Royal Engineers GV fretted cap badge that has been converted into a sweetheart badge or brooch, nicely done with a quality brooch pin, the GV badge isn't an easy badge to find. A very nice looking badge.