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Miniature Medals: A pair of Great War campaign medals

- British War Medal. Silver. With straight swivel suspension
- Interallied Victory Medal

Condition: GVF

Code: 18890Price: 12.00 GBP


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Royal Army Medical Corps: Pair 'Facing' of Officers 'Kings's Crown' gilt and white metal collar badges

Circa 1902-1952, as worn on R.A.M.C. Officers dress uniform / mess kit through both World Wars

With makers marks 'J.R. Gaunt, London' on reverse of one badge

Both badges retaining their original loop fittings on reverse

Condition: GVF

Code: 18891Price: 20.00 GBP


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Royal Engineers. George V. Bronze Cap Badge

A good NCO's type 'Bronze' cap badge from the era of the Great War

The badge retaining the original brass slider fitting to reverse

Code: 18892Price: 15.00 GBP


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Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force: Lot of 4 x 'Kings Crown' Regimental Dress Buttons. Silver hallmarked

- Dimension: Approx (L) 22mm / (S) 17mm

- Metal: Sterling Silver

- Weight: Lot approx 17g

Each of the 4 x buttons (3 x large & 1 x small) with silver hallamrks and makers marks to reverse - and as worn on officers formal mess kit / and or dress uniform

The maker 'King' of Hong Kong in Chinese & English, marked 'Sterling'

All 4 x buttons retaining their original silver loop fittings to reverse

An extremely rare lot of officer insignia pertaining to the Volunteers of Hong Kong Colony circa 1920's-1940's

Condition: Toned GVF

Code: 19259Price:


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Leopoldsorde). Civil Division. 4th Class (Officer). Uni-lingual (pre-1952) French language legend. With silk rosette on riband

A silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia, with intricate hinged supension

Note: An exceptionally fine crafted item of quality insignia

The Order of Leopold is the premier national order in the Belgian order of precedence, and was established in 1832

This type of insignia was widely awarded to British officials, diplomats and officers of the uniformed services during the World Wars

With small chip to reverse lower arm of cross

Condition: GVF

Code: 18171Price: 100.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Orde van Leopold). Military Division. 5th Class 'Officer' with uni-lingual 'French' language obverse

The quality of the insignia is exquisite and of the highest quality of craftsmanship

It is of the 'French' language obverse type as awarded during both 'World Wars'. This most likely being dated to the era of the Great War

In the Belgian 'Order of Precedence' the Order of Leopold I is the 1st ranked national order in the Belgian order of precedence

Condition: Toned EF

Code: 18319Price: 115.00 GBP


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A Cavalry Officer Casualty positively attributed 'Double Gallantry' pair of decorations, with 'Brevet' on parchment: Lieutenant Geatan Marie Albert Leon Charles Francois Thimus, Cavalry Officer, Belgian Army

The pair of medals are;

- Belgium: Order of Leopold. 5th Class 'Cheavlier'. French legend & silver 'A' Palm
- Belgium: Cross of War 1914-1918. With Albert 'A' reverse & Bronze 'A' Palm emblem

Note: Sold together with large official award certificate, this named and dated 1918, and including the 'Citation'

Important: Both awards confirmed as awarded per Royal Decree of 23 July 1918, in respect of deeds of gallantry performed on 29 March 1918, the citation in French shown below;

Quote,

Brilliant officier, tres decide et trois courageux. L'est elance a la tete de ses hommes dans un poste occupe par l'ennemi ou il fut recu a coupes de grenade. A grace a son attitude energique, rerpris ce poste au mepris des plus grand dangers, poste dans cequel il fit de nombreux prisonniers. Na pas hesite ensuite a partir a l'attaque des deaux postes suivants portement defendus, parles Allemands et ce malgre des difficultes inouies que presentait le terrain. il fit egalement de nombreux prisonniers dans ces dernieres positions.

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In summary - the awards were awarded to Geatan Thimus, Lieutenant of Cavalry, for gallantry on 29 March 1918. Described as a brilliant, decisive and courageous officer, he personally led his men on an attack against enemy positions during which he was 'Wounded' in the head by an exploding grenade. In spite of considerable obstacles and great danger he persevered in pressing the attack, his actions resulting in the capture of 2 enemy posts, and many enemy prisoners

The Brevet parchment certificate folded and with only minor wear, comprising a single tiny edge tear and minor edge nicks, otherwise very good, and would be ideal for display purposes

Condition: Medals EF

Code: 18551Price: 190.00 GBP


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France: Full-size Silk rosette for riband of 'Officier' (4th Class) Legion D'Honneur

The silk rosette is of ordnance 30mm dimension

Condition: GVF

Code: 19252Price:


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Belgium: Order of Leopold I. 5th Class ‘Knights’ breast badge. Bi-lingual (post 1951) legend

A silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia

Condition: About EF

Code: 15764Price: 45.00 GBP


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Belgium: Order of Leopold (Ordre de Léopold / Leopoldsorde). Military Division with 'Swords'. 5th Class (Knight). Uni-lingual (pre-1952) French language legend

Note: This particular silvered, gilt and enamel item of insignia is of exceptional quality - an early piece from the era of the Great war if not earlier

The Order of Leopold is the premier national order in the Belgian order of precedence. It was established in 1832

This type of insignia was widely awarded to British officers during both
World Wars

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18169Price: 100.00 GBP

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