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Title RN Petty Officer's cap badge
Nationality British
Period c 1914
Price £40.00

This is a nice example of the king's crown petty officer's badge worn by the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Air Service in the early years of the 20th century, indeed technically right up to the introduction of the queen's crown badge in 1953.

The condition is good, though there is typically some wear to the dark purple velvet of the crown cushion. It is approximately 7 cms high.

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 book arrived this afternoon. I'm delighted with it. Many thanks. I'll certainly deal with you again.

J W, UK, 17.01.2012

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