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Title Royal Marines Warrant Officer's sleeve badges
Nationality British
Period c 1953-60s
Price £25.00

Probably worn on the number two blue tunic of the RM, the smaller badge (just 6.25 cm across) was worn at the cuff of the sleeve, while the larger one (just over 8 cm across) was normally worn just below the left shoulder. The date could be anywhere from 1953 through to the mid-60s to judge by the quality of the bullion work.

This is English bullion work rather than Pakistani work. All today's bullion badges for the military are now made in Pakistan.

The condition is reasonable for the age, but there is some minor moth scarring to the backing of both pieces.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

The iron cross you sent me came on Saturday morning. Very pleased with the medal.

A M, UK, 13.08.2007

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