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COMMONWEALTH CAP BADGES, COLLAR DOGS, AND JEWELLERY

#CD649 Canadian Parachute Corps Cap Badge
Original WWII Canadian Parachute Corps brass cap badge. Badge features an open parachute between two vertical wings, with shroud lines issuant from a cloud resting between the bases of the wings; at the junction of the shroud lines and superimposed upon the cloud, a large maple leaf flanked by two smaller maple leaves on each side; the whole resting on a ribbon scroll inscribed “CANADIAN - PARACHUTE - CORPS”. Original soldered lugs with split pin fastener. Gilded brass finish. Sharp parachute and maple leaf details are observed consistent with other documented originals. Confirmed authentic in hand by Ken Joyce (Author, Into the Maelstrom; The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion; history, insignia, uniforms). Excellent condition, in either very lightly worn or unissued condition. Never cleaned showing an even light patina. Scarce. $475

 

#CC6 Canadian Parachute Corps Collar Badge
Original WWII matching pair of Canadian Parachute Corps officer's silver and gilt collar badges. On the reverse of these badges they are maker marked Skully Ltd. over Montreal beside Trojan soldiers head motif, one badge is also marked "Sterling". These badges were also purchased and worn by some officer's of the First Special Service Force (FSSF) and occasionally unofficially purchased and worn by non-commissioned members for walking out. The Canadian Parachute Corps itself never existed, however, two parachute battalions were raised; the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and the Canadian component of FSSF, allowing officer's of both organizations to wear this device. These collar badges features unbent factory applied lug fasteners and original pins. Near mint excellent condition without any notable flaws or repairs aside from minor bending in the swords from actual wear and shown in the photos. Fantastic example and guaranteed original. $1300
#CD522 Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders of Canada Cap Badge
Original WWII Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders of Canada cap badge. Classic wartime pattern with King's crown. Excellent lightly worn condition. $25

#DC5 The New Brunswick Rangers of Canada Cap Badge
Original WWII The New Brunswick Rangers of Canada. Classic wartime pattern with King's crown and multi-piece construction. Excellent worn condition, with red felt that appear to be have been applied a long time ago. $75

#CD521 Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) Cap Badge
Original WWII Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) cap badge. Classic wartime pattern with letter "R" found on the reverse. Excellent condition example. $50

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8th Reconnaissance Regiment Cap Badge
Original WWII Canadian 8th Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars) cap badge. Excellent condition, with strong original frosted finish. Nice original applied lugs on the back, free of any issues or notable flaws. One of the rarest WWII Canadian cap badges. *Sold*
Canadian Parachute Corps Bakelite Cap Badge
Original WWII Canadian Parachute Corps bakelite / plastic cap badge, worn by members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion on D-Day. We had this cap badge inspected in hand by Ken Joyce, airborne insignia expert and author of "Into the Maelstrom; The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion; history, insignia, uniforms" who confirmed for us its an untouched original. Excellent condition with original dark brown bakelite finish. The pin which is often missing is still present in this example. In either very lightly worn or unissued condition. *Sold*

 

#CC22 Queen’s Own Rifles Medal Group, Arezzo E.J.
Original WWII Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada medal group attributed to E.J. Arezzo (Wounded in action). Consignor reports this group was acquired indirectly from the family (Who kept the certificate shown in the photo). The consignor has requested Arezzo’s file from an archival researcher, and when that is completed it will be forwarded to the buyer. The group consists of five Campaign medals with CVSM bar, embroidered QOR shoulder title and 3rd Canadian Division shoulder badge, four years overseas service chevrons, three wound stripes, two small religious personal effects, one QOR cap badge with plastic backing, and an impressive other ranks wartime QOR wedge cap with additional original period mounted cap badge. *Sold*
Canadian Parachute Corps Cap Badge
Scarce original WWII Canadian Parachute Corps cap badge. These rare badges are often faked, this is a bonafide original example was inspected in hand by Ken Joyce, airborne insignia expert and author of "Into the Maelstrom; The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion; history, insignia, uniforms" who confirmed for us its originality and original mounted lugs. Excellent condition with original guild, lightly worn or perhaps unissued. We have included a correct length period brass pin to complete the badge, shown in the last photo this should be useful if the purchaser wants to display the badge on a beret. This is a true crisp original example of this desirable cap badge that is guaranteed authentic as long as you own it. *Sold*
Canadian Parachute Corps Cap Badge & Collar Badge
WWII officers silver and gilt Canadian Parachute Corps cap badge marked Scully Ltd. over Montreal with factory applied
lug fasteners. A single silver and gilt Canadian Parachute Corps collar badge marked Scully Ltd. over Montreal beside Trojan soldiers head motif. The cap badge was purchased by Private Rene Rice 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion at the A-35 Canadian Parachute Training Center Canteen in October 1944 after parachute qualifying  on the 10th of that month. Not being an officer, he acquired it for wear while walking out. Rice jumped at the Rhine Crossing in March 1945 and fought to Wismar in Germany when the war ended. Fantastic example of this rare insignia in top condition and absolutely guaranteed original. *Sold*
#CC21 Dieppe Medal Group
Original WWII Canadian Dieppe medal group. Group consists of four campaign medals with the Dieppe bar, Essex Scottish cap badge, and small box and sleeve for CVSM bar. The medals are professionally mounted in vintage fashion, with fine red badge material on the reverse where it is worn against a jacket by pin. Unattributed. Scarce. *Sold*
#CC23 Queen’s Own Rifles Medal Group, Hawkins
Original WWII Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada medal group attributed to Hawkins, Regimental Number B63718. Consignor reports this group was acquired from the family. The consignor has requested Hawkin’s file from an archival researcher, and when that is completed it will be forwarded to the buyer. The group consists of Hawkin’s five Campaign medals with CVSM bar, undressed ribbon bar, two cloth 3rd Canadian Division shoulder badges, an unknown medal with blue and red ribbon, and two canvas English made shoulder titles. *Sold*
#CD368 British Airborne Cap Badge
Original WWII British Airborne standard issue cap badge. Excellent lightly used and worn condition, complete with brass retaining pin that was with it when we received it. *Sold*
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