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Australian Military Forces Handmade Mother of Pearl Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original circa 1930's period scarce 'Australian Military Forces mother of pearl sweetheart brooch' made in the Middle East using a cap badge as a guide. Very good condition, retaining a pin fitting not conforming to the usual.
Height 22mm.

Sold as a collectors item only, unsuitable for wear due to fragility of pin fitting which was originally only glued into place.

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Code: 13739Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 Coat of Arms Australian on Silhouette Map, 9ct Gold Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce First World War period 'Austalian Souvenir' sweetheart brooch; hollow gold example in the form of 'Map of Australia' with raised edge, the centre depicting the earlier form of the Coat of Arms with 'Advance Australia' motto below; the reverse impressed with three marks in separate boxes 'compass' '9' (9 carat gold) and a wheatsheaf. Very good condition, retaining original pin fitting, old replacement hook, no dents or distortions.
Height 21mm.
Width 27mm.

The coat of arms of Australia were authorised by King Edward VII on 7 May 1908 and bore the motto 'Advance Australia', updated version by King George V on 19 September 1912 with just the title 'Australia', the 1908 version continued to be used in some contexts.

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Code: 13733Price:


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Australian Military Forces Silver & Enamel Bow Suspension Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce First World War period 'Australian Military Forces sweetheart brooch', suspended from a pretty bow with floral decoration, the reverse impressed "Sterling Silver" to both parts and maker's details "SSR" (mostly seen on English made WW1 Canadian CEF brooches). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect to badge, manufacturing flaws to bow.
Height 37mm.

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Code: 13631Price:


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WW1 Naval Jack of Australia Blue Ensign Flag, 1916 Hallmarked Silver & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch.

A very unusual scarce First World War period 'Australian Navy Flag brooch'; fine quality hollow silver disc with royal blue translucent enamel border, the centre depicting a 'Blue Ensign' with 'Union Flag', seven-point Commonwealth Star and the five stars of the Southern Cross on white translucent rays; the reverse impressed with Birminham silver hallmarks for 1916 and maker's details "JA&S" (J Aitkin & Son, Birmingham). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no stress marks to the enamel, minimal wear with minor surface scatches.
Diameter 26mm.

Code: 13616Price: 80.00 GBP


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WW1 Australian Military Forces Gold on Silver Regimental Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period 'Australian Military Forces silver sweetheart brooch', heavy gold plated rising sun badge, mounted within a laurel wreath, the reverse impressed "Sterling". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, minor service wear to gold plating.
Height 23mm.

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Code: 13609Price: 25.00 GBP


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WW1 New Zealand Military Forces Silk Embroidered Regimental Postcard.

An exceptionally clean First World War period silk postcard; embroidered 'Southern Cross star constellation' representing the divisional sign of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force HQ with 'forget-me-not' floral decoration, above a NZ Fern Leaf with scroll, the reverse with maker's details "Marque Deposee" "Vise Paris Made in France" Very good condition, colours remain vibrant.
Height 139mm.
Width 90mm.

Code: 13603Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 New Zealand Blue Enamelled Shield NZ Patriotic Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period 'New Zealand patriotic sweetheart brooch'; gilded brass convex shield inlaid with vivid blue enamelling, bearing Queen Victoria Crowned floral wreath, the centre depicting "NZ" with crossed flag and fouled anchor below. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains fresh.
Height 27mm.

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Code: 13472Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Australian Military Forces 1st Division, 4th Battalion New South Wales Infantry Brigade Sweetheart Brooch.

A very scarce original First World War period 'Australian Military Forces sweetheart brooch'; very small gilded brass rising sun, in place of the normal Crown the 'First Divisional Sign' of the '4th Battalion New South Wales Infantry Brigade' a rectangle shape patch inlaid with white over green enamel within grey border. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, minor wear to gilt finish.
Width 25mm.
Height 15mm.

Code: 13440Price: 60.00 GBP


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WW1 'Advance Australia' 9ct Hallmarked Gold Boomerang, Kangaroo and Emu Patriotic Anzac Sweetheart Brooch.

A rare Great War period superb quality 'Advance Australia patriotic brooch'; depicting a hollow gold boomerang, mounted to each end a Kangaroo and Emu, the centre bearing pearl set five pointed star resting on red cut stone gold heart, foliage and ribbon title scroll; the reverse impressed with "9ct" (9 carat gold), "Swan" symbol and "Regd." Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings with old brass replacement pin, no dents or distortions vulnerable to these type of hollow gold brooches, an excellent example.
Width 49mm.
Height 16mm.

Code: 13438Price: 280.00 GBP


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'New Zealand Paua Shell Carving' NZ Aviation Wing Sweetheart Brooch.

A most unusual 'New Zealand Pāua shell carved sweetheart brooch', in the form of a large handmade aviator wing made from a beautiful rainbow coloured polished shell, bearing "NZ" to the centre; the reverse with substantial silver coloured curved shaped backing with good quality pin fittings, ring and removable safety chain. Very good condition.
Wingspan 71mm.

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Code: 13409Price: 60.00 GBP


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WW1 New Zealand Military Forces Regimental Button Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period 'New Zealand Military Forces sweetheart brooch'; a recognised design consisting of a gilt officer's uniform button bearing 'Southern Cross star constellation adapted and mounted within a 'Fern' leaf wreath surround, surmounted by "NZ" with motto below "Onward"; the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt Pat Appd For" and "Rd 654373" a registered, design and patent date of 1916. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt remains bright.
Height 30mm.

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WW1 Australian Military Forces Button & Kangaroo Regimental Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period 'Australian Military Forces sweetheart brooch'; a recognised design consisting of a gilt officer's uniform button bearing Crowned map of Australia adapted and mounted within a 'Waratah' leaf and flower wreath surround, surmounted by a kangaroo and white enamel title "Australia"; the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt Pat Appd For" and "Rd 654376" a registered, design and patent date of 1916. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt remains bright, enamel perfect.
Height 32mm.

Code: 13382Price:


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WW1 Australian Military Forces Button & Kangaroo Regimental Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period 'Australian Military Forces sweetheart brooch'; a recognised design consisting of a gilt officer's uniform button bearing Crowned map of Australia adapted and mounted within a 'Waratah' leaf and flower wreath surround, surmounted by a kangaroo and red enamel title "Australia"; the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt Pat Appd For" and "Rd 654376" a registered, design and patent date of 1916. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt remains bright, enamel perfect.
Height 32mm.

Code: 13381Price:


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WW1 Australian Military Forces Button & Kangaroo Regimental Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period 'Australian Military Forces sweetheart brooch'; a recognised design consisting of a gilt officer's uniform button bearing Crowned map of Australia adapted and mounted within a 'Waratah' leaf and flower wreath surround, surmounted by a kangaroo and green enamel title "Australia"; the reverse with maker's details "J.R.Gaunt Pat Appd For" and "Rd 654376" a registered, design and patent date of 1916. Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, gilt remains bright, enamel with minimal service wear.
Height 32mm.

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Code: 13380Price:


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WW2 Australian Military Forces Gold & Enamel Anzac Sweetheart Brooch in Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company London, Presentation Case.

A superb post 1931 Second World War period 'Anzac Forces gold sweetheart brooch', of the very finest quality, depicting a rising sun with central Crown set on a field of red translucent enamel and tri-part title scroll below "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces" inlaid in dark blue; the reverse impressed "14ct" (a post 1931 14 carat gold standard ). Excellent condition, retaining original pin fittings incorporating safety roller catch in good working order, enamel perfect and complete with its velvet lined fitted leather case with details to the lid "By appointment to H.M The King" "Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd 112, Regent Street, London, W.1" also in excellent condition. Highly recommended.
Height 20mm.

Code: 13308Price:


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WW1 Australian Flying Corps Gilt & Enamel Pilot's Wing AFC Sweetheart Brooch, PIN FITTINGS REMOVED.

An extremely rare original First World War 'Australian Flying Corps sweetheart brooch'; gilded brass Crowned 'AFC' monogram within a laurel wreath flanked by large finely feathered wings, the reverse with evidence of having had a pin shank and hook, but for some unseemly reason these having been removed many years ago, otherwise I would have classed this in very good condition.
Width 52mm.
Height 15mm.

This is the first part of a large collection of First World War period, rare and wonderful sweetheart brooches, all in superb condition but with their pin fittings removed. These came attached on what could possibly be classed as a retailer's sample display board.

Code: 13281Price:


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WW1 Australian Military Forces Bronze Cap Badge by K.G.Luke, Melbourne.

A scarce original First World War period 'Australian Military Forces bronze cap badge'; large die-stamped Crowned rising sun, above a tri-part scroll "Australian Commonwealth Military Forces", the reverse impressed in relief "K.G.Luke Melb". Very good condition, retaining original two loop fittings and split pin, excellent patina.
Width 63mm.
Height 43mm.

Code: 13280Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Silver Rifle Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original First World War period British made 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces sweetheart brooch', in the form of a miniature badge mounted to a S.M.L.E rifle, the reverse impressed "Sterling Silver". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, complete with original rifle sling.
Width 51mm.
Height 17mm.

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Code: 13228Price:


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WW1 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, Silver Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce unusual First World War period 'Australian Commonwealth Military Forces silver sweetheart brooch'; Crowned rising sun within an oval voided surround, the reverse impressed "Sterling". Good condition, retaining original pin fittings.
Height 26mm.

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Code: 13210Price:


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WW2 Royal Australian Air Force Pilot's Wing, Gilt & Enamel RAAF Sweetheart Brooch.

A scarce original Second World War period English Made 'Royal Australian Air Force sweetheart brooch'; gilded brass Crowned green enamel laurel wreath bearing "RAAF" monogram within and flanked by finely feathered wings. Very good mint condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt remains bright, an excellent example.
Width 45mm.

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Code: 13191Price:

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