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Title Lapel pin with Spanish Royal Arms, silver
Nationality British
Period c 1930s
Price £25.00

This shows the Spanish Royal Arms (probably those of Alphonso XIII, king of Spain from 1886 until his death in 1941 in exile in Rome) surrounded by the Collar of the Golden Fleece, all in enamel. These little badges may have been made to order by royalists in exile during the Spanish Civil War.

The shield is 1.5cm long and is silver (marked 'sterling' on the reverse and, therefore, probably of either American or English make) with a vitreous enamel finish. There is some crackelure to the shield and some minor enamel loss to the centre.

If anyone has any ideas as to what this pin was for, please let me know. I always like to improve my knowledge where it is possible.

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

[Militaria : Badges : British : 20th Century]


Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Bayonet arrived today, very quick, and very pleased.

P H, UK, 13.11.2010