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CANADIAN & COMMONWEALTH INSIGNIA OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

#NN1 Pair of 1st Armoured Carrier Regiment Theatre Made Shoulder Titles
Original WWII pair of Canadian 1st Armoured Carrier Regiment shoulder titles. These are locally made silk woven examples produced in Belgium or Holland and issued to Canadian soldiers while in theatre. Collectors refer to this title as the "Type 1” as there was also a "Type 2" variety that was locally produced later in the war from melton wool. Excellent condition matching pair that is still attached together as issued. Ultimate example and very scarce. $1175

#CD698 79th Armoured Division, Matching Pair
Original WWII 79th Armoured Division matching pair of sleeve badges. These are Dutch made for 1st Armoured Carrier Regiment, and are backed with Canadian Battle Dress wool. Scarce. $150

#CD775 Royal Winnipeg Rifles Shoulder Badge
Original WWII Royal Winnipeg Rifles of Canada shoulder badge. Early war version of the badge with black script and devil motif embroidered on green felt. Scarce. $450 *On Hold*

#CD751 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Original WWII 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent lightly worn and uniform removed condition with great colours. One of the most desirable Second World War Canadian badges. $850

#CD756 British Parachute Wings
Original WWII British Parachute Wings for Army Airborne Troops. Original wartime produced embroidered example. Excellent worn condition. $75

#CD755 British Parachute Wings
Original WWII British Parachute Wings for Army Airborne Troops. Original wartime produced embroidered example. Excellent lightly worn condition. $75

#CD693 British Parachute Wings
Original WWII British Parachute Wings for Army Airborne Troops. Original wartime produced embroidered example. Excellent condition. $75

#CD582 Canadian Parachute Training Centre Insignia and Photo Grouping
Original WWII Canadian Parachute Training Centre insignia and photo grouping. Group consists of; early wartime parachute qualification wings, "AIRBORNE CANADA" shoulder title, assistant instructor trade badge, and rare photo of the sign taken at the Canadian Parachute Training Centre. We had Ken Joyce inspect the wings in hand to ensure they were a true wartime example. Nice group with some rare items. $200
 
#CD322 Glider Pilot Regiment Shoulder Title
Original WWII Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder title. English made "starch back" example issued to Canadian and Commonwealth soldiers overseas. Excellent condition unused example. $75
#BS94 Special "A" Service Shoulder Title
Original WWII Special "A" Service shoulder title. This uncommon patch was worn by the elite armoured soldiers of VGC Special Service Tank Squadron formed in June 1941 and later reformed into the Airborne Light Tank Squadron in August 1942. Worn and uniform removed but very nice condition. Scarce. $425
#BS54 Parachute Regiment Canvas Printed Title
Original WWII British Parachute Regiment title, this one has been period trimmed around the edges which was a modification sometimes done by the Paratrooper to make it look more prestigious. $100
#C666 British / Canadian War Correspondent Badge
Original WWII British War Correspondent Badge. Authorized by Canadian Military Headquarters in 1941 for wear by Canadian War Correspondents. English made embroidered bullion variation that is nicely executed. Good lightly used condition showing patina. $175
#CD767 The Irish Regiment of Canada
Original WWII The Irish Regiment of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent condition example, unworn. $125

#CD727 Seaforth Highlanders
Original WWII Seaforth Highlanders of Canada shoulder title pair. English made canvas example of the badges issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed matching condition pair. $120

#CD745 Rocky Mountain Rangers
Original WWII Rocky Mountain Rangers shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD753 British Columbia Regiment
Original WWII British Columbia Regiment of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD754 The Lake Superior Regiment
Original WWII The Lake Superior Regiment of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD749 The Cape Breton Highlanders Canada
Original WWII The Cape Breton Highlanders of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $175

#CD739 8 New Brunswick Hussars Canada
Original WWII 8 New Brunswick Hussars of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD748 Princess Louise Fusiliers
Original WWII Princess Louise Fusiliers of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD743 7/XI Hussars
Original WWII 7/XI Hussars of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD748 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
Original WWII 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed condition. $100

#CD750 48th Highlanders
Original WWII 48th Highlanders of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $100

#CD740 British Columbia Dragoons
Original WWII The British Columbia Dragoons of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent veteran scrapbook removed condition. $100

#CD737 The Westminster Regiment
Original WWII The Westminster Regiment of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn, faded, and uniform removed condition. $65

#CD734 Governor General's Horse Guards
Original WWII Governor General's Horse Guards of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $125

#CD733 6 Royal Hussars of Canada
Original WWII 6 Royal Hussars of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Unused and veteran scrapbook removed condition. $100

#CD729 The Perth Regiment
Original WWII The Perth Regiment of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed condition. $100

#CD728 Princess Louise Fusiliers
Original WWII Princess Louise Fusiliers of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Heavily worn and uniform removed condition. $100

#CD774 Governor General's Footguards
Original WWII Governor General's Footguards shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Lots of patina and never cleaned as found condition, was machine sewn to a uniform at one point. $125

#CD479 Governor General's Footguards Canvas Shoulder Title
Original WWII The Governor General's Footguards of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent condition. $100
#CD786 Winnipeg Grenadiers Shoulder Title
Original WWII Winnipeg Grenadiers shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers serving overseas and often worn during combat operations. Single title in excellent condition. $100

#CD685 The Elgin Regiment (RCAC) Shoulder Title
Original WWII Canadian The Elgin Regiment (RCAC) shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers serving overseas and often worn during combat operations. Single title in combat near mint condition, with signs on the reverse it may have came from a veterans photo album. $100

#CD723 Calgary Highlanders
Original WWII Calgary Highlanders of Canada shoulder title. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $50

#CD722 Princess Louise IV Dragoon Guards
Original WWII Princess Louise IV Dragoon Guards of Canada shoulder title. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $40

#CD720 Governor Generals Horse Guards
Original WWII Governor Generals Horse Guards (GGHG) of Canada shoulder title. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $50

#CD719 Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Original WWII Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) shoulder title. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $50

#CD715 Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Original WWII Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) shoulder title. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $50

#CD716 Lord Strathcona's Horse
Original WWII Lord Strathcona's Horse shoulder title. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition, period modified for wear with shortened title. $25

#CD717 8th New Brunswick Hussars Canada
Original WWII 8th New Brunswick Hussars Canada. English made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $50

#CD657 Regina Rifle Regiment of Canada Shoulder Title
Original WWII Regina Rifle Regiment of Canada shoulder title. British made "starch back" example of the badge issued to soldier's overseas for combat operations in Europe. Lightly worn and uniform removed example. $50
#CD704 1st Canadian Division RCCS Formation Badge
Original WWII 1st Canadian Division Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) formation badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent lightly worn and uniform removed condition. $100

#CD742 1st Canadian Division Formation Badge
Original WWII 1st Canadian Division formation badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed condition. $50

#CD711 1st Canadian Division Formation Badge
Original WWII 1st Canadian Division formation badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed condition. $50

#CD708 4th Canadian Division Formation Badge
Original WWII 4th Canadian Division formation badge. Constructed of badge grade melton. Worn and scrapbook removed condition. $40

#CD705 5th Canadian Division RCCS Formation Badge
Original WWII 5th Canadian Division Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) formation badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn scrapbook removed condition. $100

#CD706 5th Canadian Division RCCS Formation Badge
Original WWII 5th Canadian Division Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) formation badge. Melton multi-piece embroidered example. Heavily worn and uniform removed condition. $75

#CD713 5th Canadian Division Formation Badges, Matching Pair
Original WWII 5th Canadian Division formation badges, matching pair. English made canvas examples for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $150

#CD791 RCA, 2nd Canadian Corps
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) 2nd Canadian Corps badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $25

#CD790 RCA, 2nd Canadian Corps
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) 2nd Canadian Corps badge. $20

#CD778 RCA, First Canadian Army
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) First Canadian Army badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn example that has what might be a faint regimental number written on the tank backing. $25

#CD777 RCA, First Canadian Army
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) First Canadian Army badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unissued example. $25

#CD792 RCA, First Canadian Army
Original WWII Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) First Canadian Army badge. $20

#CD703 Headquarters 1st Canadian Tank Brigade Badge
Original WWII Canadian Headquarters 1st Canadian Tank Brigade badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed condition. $50

#CD701 Headquarters 1st Canadian Tank Brigade Badge
Original WWII Canadian Headquarters 1st Canadian Tank Brigade badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition. $50

#CD699 11 CAR (Ontario Regiment) Embroidered Badge
Original WWII 11th Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Ontario Regiment). English made embroidered example. Excellent condition. $40

#CD700 12 CTR (Three Rivers Regiment) Embroidered Badge
Original WWII 12th Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Three Rivers Regiment). English made embroidered example. Excellent condition. $40

#CD261 Canadian 2nd Armoured Brigade Patches
Original WWII matching pair of Canadian 2nd Armoured Brigade clothe sleeve patches. Excellent pair in perfect condition. $65
#CD697 1st Canadian Army Formation Badge, Uniform Removed
Original WWII 1st Canadian Army formation badge. English made canvas example for issue to Canadian soldiers overseas. Worn and uniform removed condition with some old threads. $20

#CD787 1st Canadian Army Formation Badge
Original WWII 1st Canadian Army formation badge. $20

#CD788 1st Canadian Army Formation Badge
Original WWII 1st Canadian Army formation badge. $20

#CD457 21st Army Group Formation Patches
Original WWII 21st Army Group formation patches. Excellent condition matching pair, printed variety. $40
#CD559 Canada Shoulder Title, Canvas, Single
Original WWII Canadian "CANADA" shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers serving overseas. Single title in excellent condition. $20

#CD487 6 RCA Title
Original WWII Canadian 6 RCA (Royal Canadian Artillery) shoulder title. English made example issued to Canadian soldiers while overseas. Unissued mint condition. Nice example. $20

#CD488 8 RCA Title
Original WWII Canadian 8 RCA (Royal Canadian Artillery) shoulder title. English made example issued to Canadian soldiers while overseas. Unissued mint condition. Nice example. $20

#CD452 Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles, Shoulder Titles, Pair
Original WWII Canadian Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles pair of matching shoulder titles. Canadian made, embroidered in red on black field with second layer of red melton creating a border (Reference: Page 285 "Fabric of War" by Bill Alexander). Great matching condition. Uncommon titles. $25

#CD771 Canadian Infantry Corps Shoulder Title
Original WWII Canadian Infantry Corps shoulder title. Embroidered example in worn condition. $25
#CD469 Royal Canadian Engineers Title
Original WWII Royal Canadian Engineers shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent condition. $25

#CD776 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Title
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent condition. $25

#CD473 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Title
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent condition. $20

#CD196 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Shoulder Title
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Service Corps shoulder title. English made 'starch back' example issued overseas. Excellent condition, unused. $20
#BS177 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Jacket Patch
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) jacket patch. Large size measuring 16cm in diameter. Excellent condition, never applied. $35
#CD449 Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps Title 
Original WWII Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) abbreviated shoulder title. Canadian made example (Reference: Page 201 "Fabric of War" by Bill Alexander). Excellent condition. $20

#CD447 Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers Canada Shoulder Titles
Original WWII matching pair Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (R.C.E.M.E.) Canada shoulder titles. English made embroidered examples produced for troops overseas. Excellent original matching pair in lightly used and uniform removed condition. $40
#CD446 Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers Canada Shoulder Titles
Original WWII Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (R.C.E.M.E.) Canada shoulder title. English made example produced for troops overseas. Excellent condition. $20
#CD262 Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers Canada Shoulder Titles
Original WWII matching pair Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (R.C.E.M.E.) Canada shoulder titles. English made examples produced for troops overseas. Excellent pair in perfect condition. $40
#BS121 POLAND Canvas Shoulder Title
Original WWII POLAND canvas shoulder title. Excellent condition, never worn or applied to a uniform. $50
#CD369 Canada Shoulder Titles
Original WWII pair of "Canada" shoulder titles. Excellent condition, uncut, never applied to a uniform. $20

#CD300 Pair of Canada Shoulder Titles
Original WWII pair of "Canada" shoulder titles. Excellent condition, never applied to a uniform. $20

#CD348 Sergeant Chevron Armband
Original WWII Armband with Sergeant rank chevron. $20
#CD781 Four Years Service Sleeve Chevrons, Canvas
Original WWII four years service sleeve chevron. English made canvas version. Worn and uniform removed condition. $20

#CD678 Two Years Service Sleeve Chevron
Original WWII two years service sleeve chevron. $10

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Canadian Film and Photo Unit Canvas Shoulder Title
Original WWII Canadian Film and Photo Unit shoulder title. English made canvas examples issued to Canadian soldiers overseas for combat operations. From a veteran photo album, showing genuine age and patina. These are often faked but this is a bonafide for sure original classic example. *Sold*

Type II Canadian Jump Wings
Original WWII Type II Canadian Jump Wings. This set of wings belonged to Frank G. West 1st Canadian Parachute Bn.  Frank qualified 17 October 1944. These were acquired by a collector direct from the veteran and are reported to be the exact wings shown in the photo. Absolutely textbook WWII Canadian jump wings, no doubts about these ones you can rest assured they are the real deal. *Sold*
Type I Canadian Airborne Wings with Backing
Original WWII Type I Canadian Airborne wings with backing. The backing was applied by soldiers and tailors to give a more prestigious look, so it's likely this wing was issued to someone who desired a backing. It doesn't appear to be uniform removed as I see no signs of previous stitching. *Sold*
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Canvas Title
Original WWII 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion English made canvas shoulder title. Uniform removed worn condition, likely worn on operations and kept by the soldier as a souvenir. This is the shoulder title 1 Can Para wore from D-Day to the end of the war. *Sold*
Airborne Pegasus, Pair
Original WWII matching pair of Airborne Pegasus. English made embroidered starch back examples. Lightly worn and uniform removed matching pair that was surely worn on the same uniform. Very desirable set. *Sold*
"AIRBORNE" Sleeve Title
Original WWII straight AIRBORNE English made canvas shoulder sleeve title. Very nice uniform removed example with original threads still hanging in place. These were eventually ordered to be removed by the soldiers and are very scarce and desirable, they were still in wear below the shoulder title and Pegasus on D-Day and in Normandy. *Sold*
Yellow Epaulette Slip-On for 1 Can Para
Original WWII "Yellow" epaulette slip on for members of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion. These yellow slips on were to distinguish the wearer as a soldier of a Canadian unit, these were worn by members of 1 Can Para on D-Day and operations in North West Europe. These were worn on the epaulette of the battle dress tunic and also the Denison smock. This is a textbook original example of this mega rare insignia item, these are heavily faked and originals such as this one reside in only the most advanced collections, very few originals ever come to market. This is a single. *Sold*
First Special Service Force Type 4 Arrow Head
WWII 1st Special Service Force Type 4 Patch. This variation first appears as the Devil's Brigade makes preparations to land on the Hyeres Islands off the Southern coast of France in August 1944. It is a scarcer version of the patch which oddly does not adhere to the published design being a different shape of spearhead. This example has the requisite amount of "snow" white thread to the bobbin embroidery to guarantee it's wartime manufacture. Attached are some shots of FSSF soldiers clearly showing the unique shape. The first photo was taken in Southern France, and based on research by advanced collectors this variation does not appear until that time. *Sold*
Canadian Airborne Jump Wings
Original WWII Canadian airborne jump wings. This variation is the mid-war (late 1943) Type 1 Canadian Parachute Badge. These wings were collector purchased from the veteran, and are attributed to to Sergeant Darrel Harris. Sgt Harris was an early member of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, he was trained as a parachute instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia and instructed at the S-14 Canadian Parachute School/A-35 Canadian Parachute Training Center at Shilo, Manitoba throughout the war. We had these wings 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 type. Top condition, never applied to a uniform. *Sold*
Canadian Airborne Jump Wings
Original WWII Canadian airborne jump wings. This variation is the mid-war (late 1943) Type 1 Canadian Parachute Badge. We had these wings 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 type. This example is lightly worn and uniform removed. *Sold*
3rd Canadian Division Canvas Shoulder Flash Pair
Original WWII 3rd Canadian Division printed shoulder flash pair. Uniformed removed condition. Tough to find on the loose. *Sold*
Glengarrians Canada Printed Shoulder Flash
Original WWII Glengarrians Canada printed shoulder flash. Unused condition. *Sold*
Royal Winnipeg Rifles of Canada Shoulder Title
Original WWII Royal Winnipeg Rifles of Canada shoulder title. Worn and uniform removed but still in nice condition. This very desirable variant was the type used by the Royal Winnipeg Rifles on D-Day. *Sold*
North Nova Scotia Highlanders Canvas Title
Original WWII Canadian North Nova Scotia Highlanders English made canvas title. Worn and uniform removed condition, likely worn on operations and kept by the soldier as a souvenir. *Sold*
3rd Canadian Division R.C.C.S. Canvas Shoulder Flash
Original WWII Canadian 3rd Division R.C.C.S. (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) canvas printed shoulder flash. Uniform removed in appealing worn condition. *Sold*
The Royal 22nd Regiment of Canada Canvas Shoulder Title
Original WWII The Royal 22nd Regiment of Canada shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers overseas and worn during combat operations. Excellent unworn condition, the best example we have had from this unit. *Sold*

Lincoln & Welland Shoulder Title
Original WWII Canadian Lincoln & Welland shoulder title. English made canvas example issued to Canadian soldiers serving overseas and often worn during combat operations. Single title in excellent condition. *Sold*

#CD752 Canadian Chaplain Service
Original WWII Canadian Chaplain Service shoulder title. English made canvas example of the badge issued to Canadian soldiers overseas. Excellent unworn condition with great colours. Scarce. *Sold*

#CD684 First Special Service Force Arrow Head
Original WWII 1st Special Service Force arrow head badge. This example has the requisite amount of "snow" white thread to the bobbin embroidery to guarantee it is wartime. Worn and uniform removed example with loose threads. *Sold*
#CD757 British Parachute Wings
Original WWII British Parachute Wings for Army Airborne Troops. Original wartime produced embroidered example. Excellent worn condition. $75 *On Layaway*

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