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Queen Elizabeth 2 Cunard Shipping Line Farewell Season 2008 Commemorative Badge.

A good original circa 2008 'Queen Elizabeth 2 Cunard Shipping Line Farewell Season 2008 gilt badge' commemorating her final voyage from Southampton to Dubai which began on 11 November 2008 and her arrival on 26 November in a flotilla of 60 smaller vessels, led by MY Dubai, the personal yacht of Sheikh Mohammed, ruler of Dubai, in time for her official handover the following day.
Very good condition, complete with single pin fitting and retainer.
Height 32mm.

Code: 57646Price: 10.00 GBP


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The Missions To Seamen Gold Bullion Felt Cloth Enamel Cap Badge.

A scarce original circa 1940's 'The Missions To Seamen cap badge'; black felt padded example bearing gold wire bullion laurel wreath, pinned to the centre a silver plated flag inlaid with blue enamel, displaying the "Flying Angel Symbol'; the reverse with black cotton herringbone lining and traces of old label. Good condition, bullion a little dull with spots of verdigris, the badge retaining original pin fittings, enamel intact, but with heavy verdigri to pin (making it fragile) and a touch to the front.
Height approx 59mm.
Width approx 87mm.

'The Missions to Seamen' is a Christian welfare charity serving merchant crews around the world. It name was changed to 'The Mission to Seafarers' in the year 2000.

Code: 57642Price:


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R.M.S.Lusitania Cunard Shipping Line, Commemorative Medal in Case of Issue & Certificate.

The "Lusitania" was sunk by a German submarine on May 7th 1915. She had on board at the time 1,951 passengers and crew, of whom 1,198 perished. This is "An exact replica of the medal which was designed in Germany and distributed to commemorate the sinking of the "Lusitania". It was struck in England during the Great War and issued by the 'Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee' 32, Duke Street, Manchester Square W.1. with all profits going to the 'St. Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel'.

Very good condition, complete with box of issue, this with scuffs and general age wear and lid detached, folded certificate toned, stained and with foxing.
Diameter approx 55mm.

Code: 57602Price: 45.00 GBP


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'R.M.S Alcantara' Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Shipping Line, 1949 Hallmarked Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Mappin & Webb.

A scarce original post-war period 'R.M.S Alcantara ship's wheel brooch', fine quality example mounted to the centre with the house flag of the 'Royal Mail Steam Packet; the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1949 and maker's details "MN & WB" (Mappin & Webb London and Sheffield). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 27mm.

'RMS Alcantara' was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast, she was launched for Royal Mail Lines in 1926. She was sold to Japanese shipbreakers for scrapping in 1958.

Code: 57537Price: 75.00 GBP


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'R.M.S.P. Araguaya' Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Shipping Line, Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Mappin & Webb.

A scarce original pre 1930 'R.M.S.P. Araguaya ship's wheel brooch', fine quality example mounted to the centre with the house flag of the 'Royal Mail Steam Packet Company'; the reverse impressed "Silver" and maker's details "MN & WB" (Mappin & Webb London and Sheffield). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 27mm.

'RMSP Araguaya' was built by Workman Clark & Co, Belfast in 1906 for Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. In 1930 she was sold to 'Yugoslavian Loyd' and renamed 'Kraljica Marija' (Queen Maria).

Code: 57536Price:


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'R.M.S.P. Almanzora' Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Shipping Line, Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Mappin & Webb.

A scarce original circa 1930's 'R.M.S.P. Almanzora ship's wheel brooch', fine quality example mounted to the centre with the house flag of the 'Royal Mail Steam Packet Company'; the reverse impressed "Silver" and maker's details "MN & WB" (Mappin & Webb London and Sheffield). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect except for minor surface scratches to the flag.
Diameter 27mm.

'RMSP. Almanzora' was scrapped in 1948.

Code: 57535Price:


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'R.M.S Arlanza' Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Shipping Line, Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Mappin & Webb.

A scarce original circa 1930's 'R.M.S Arlanza ship's wheel brooch', fine quality example mounted to the centre with the house flag of the 'Royal Mail Steam Packet Company'; the reverse impressed "Silver" and maker's details "MN & WB" (Mappin & Webb London and Sheffield). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect.
Diameter 27mm.

'RMS Arlanza' was scrapped in 1938.

Code: 57534Price:


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'S.S.Atlantis' Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Shipping Line, Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Mappin & Webb.

A scarce original post 1929 'S.S.Atlantis ship's wheel brooch', fine quality example mounted to the centre with the house flag of the 'Royal Mail Steam Packet Company'; the reverse impressed "Silver" and maker's details "MN & WB" (Mappin & Webb London and Sheffield). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect except for a tiny pin hole nick at the 4 o'clock position.
Diameter 27mm.

Code: 57533Price:


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'S.S.Montrose' Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd Shipping Line, 1936 Hallmarked Silver Ship's Wheel Badge, Sunk by the German Submarine U.99, Ireland.

A scarce original fine quality 'S.S.Montrose ship's wheel brooch', mounted to the centre a highly enamelled maple leaf representing the Canadian voyages this Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd' shipping line company ship undertook; the reverse bearing Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1936 and maker's details "R.Bros" (Randle Brothers). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 31mm.

'S.S.Montrose' was built by Fairfield Co, Glasgow for Canadian Pacific SS Co, she started her maiden voyage on 5th May 1922 from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal. In the Second World War she was then converted to the Armed Merchant Cruiser and became 'HMS Forfar'. On the 2nd December 1940 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U.99 off the West coast of Ireland with the loss of 172 lives.

Code: 57532Price:


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S.S.Empress of Australia Canadian Pacific Steamships Shipping Line Company, 1936 Hallmarked Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Randle Brothers.

A scarce original fine quality 'S.S.Empress of Australia ship's wheel brooch', mounted to the centre a highly enamelled maple leaf representing the Canadian voyages this Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd' shipping line company ship undertook; the reverse bearing Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1936 and maker's details "R.Bros" (Randle Brothers). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 31mm.

The 'S.S.Empress of Australia' of the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd' started life as the 'Admiral Von Tirpitz' for the Hamburg America Line, she was launched in 1913 and renamed 'TirpitzI' in 1914. Work on her ceased with the outbreak of war and in 1920 she was then completed and sold to Canadian Pacific in 1921 and renamed 'Empress of China' and again In 1922 'S.S.Empress of Australia'. Her last Quebec to Southampton crossing started on 2nd Sep.1939 and she was then engaged as a troopship until 1952 after which she was sold for scrap.

Code: 57531Price:


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S.S.Duchess of York Canadian Pacific Steamships Shipping Line Company, 1935 Hallmarked Silver Ship's Wheel Badge by Randle Brothers.

A scarce original fine quality 'S.S.Duchess of York ship's wheel brooch', mounted to the centre a highly enamelled maple leaf representing the Canadian voyages this Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd' shipping line company ship undertook; the reverse bearing Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1935 and maker's details "R.Bros" (Randle Brothers). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel.
Diameter 31mm.

The 'S.S.Duchess of Bedford' was built for the 'Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd' in 1928 by 'John Brown & Co Ltd, Glasgow'. Laid down as the 'Duchess of Cornwall' but was launched as the 'Duchess of York' in 1928. She was requisitioned in 1940 and used to transport troops, German prisoners of war and evacuee children. In 1943 she was was hit by bombs while off the Spanish coast and caught fire and was abandoned with the loss of 27 lives and subsequently torpedoed and sunk by 'HMS Douglas' so as not to attract enemy submarines to the area.

Code: 57530Price:


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Merchant Navy Shipping Line Surgeon Pair of Shoulder Epaulettes.

A scarce original earlier circa pre-war 'Shipping Line Surgeon pair of matching epaulettes', the reverse with indistinct Naval maker's details "Monne?" complete with Merchant Navy gilt button and full length ties. Excellent condition.

These epaulettes accompanied the previous 'Royal Mail Lines' cap badge. Do not know if there is any connection.

Code: 57504Price: 45.00 GBP


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Merchant Navy Shipping Line Senior Surgeon Pair of Shoulder Epaulettes.

A scarce original circa pre-war 'Shipping Line Senior Surgeon pair of matching epaulettes', complete with Merchant Navy gilt button and full length ties. Excellent condition.

These epaulettes accompanied the previous 'Royal Mail Lines' cap badge. Do not know if there is any connection.

Code: 57503Price: 45.00 GBP


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'Royal Mail Lines' Shipping Line Officer's Gold Bullion Cap Badge & Band.

A scarce original circa pre-war 'Royal Mail Lines officer's cap badge'; the centre with the companies embroidered flag, resting within gold wire bullion laurel wreath; the reverse with black hessian lining, complete with cap band. Very good condition, bullion remains bright. An excellent example.
Height approx 75mm.

Code: 57502Price: 60.00 GBP


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Port of London Authority Petty Officer Gold Bullion Felt Cloth Cap Badge.

A good original circa 1940's 'Port of London Authority petty officer cap badge'; gold wire bullion Naval Crowned double rope edge circle, the centre portraying a sea-lion with trident, the reverse with black hessian lining. Very good condition, bullion remains bright, no sign of any moth.
Height approx 71mm.
Width approx 50mm.

Code: 57499Price: 35.00 GBP


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'British and Irish Steam Packet Company' Officer's Bullion B&ISO Co.Ld Cap Badge.

A scarce original circa pre-war 'British and Irish Steam Packet Company officer's cap badge'; the centre with the companies embroidered flag, resting on gold wire bullion laurel wreath displaying shamrocks, with the initials "B&ISO Co.Ld" above; the reverse with waxed black hessian lining slightly detached at top. Very good condition, bullion remains bright., no signs of any moth.
Height approx 56mm.
Width approx 75mm.

The 'British and Irish Steam Packet Company' was established in Dublin in 1836 initially with a fleet of paddle steamers.

Code: 57498Price: 80.00 GBP


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Port of London Authority Officer's Gold Bullion Cloth Cap Badge on Band.

A good original circa 1950's 'Port of London Authority officer's cap badge'; gold wire bullion Naval Crowned laurel wreath, the centre portraying a sea-lion, the reverse with black hessian lining, complete with woollen cap band. Very good condition, bullion remains bright.
Height approx 78mm.
Width approx 103mm.

Code: 57179Price:


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Peninsular and Oriental (P&O) Shipping Line circa 1970's Stratton Powder Compact Souvenir, Made in England.

A very attractive original circa 1970's late 1980's 'Peninsular and Oriental (P&O) Shipping Line powder compact souvenir'; chic looking black enamel scalloped edge example mounted with a gilt quartered saltire flag inlaid with red, white, blue and yellow enamel; the reverse with multi star decoration and impressed to the centre with maker's details "Stratton Made in England". Very good condition, enamel perfect, outer catch perfect working order, complete with embroidered star decorated black cover, Stratton powder puff and mesh sifter, inside retaining cover with catch a little sensitive and quick to respond to opening, otherwise an excellent example.
Diameter approx 71mm.

Code: 57063Price: 75.00 GBP


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'Common Bros / Hindustan Steam Shipping Co' Officer's Bullion Gilt & Enamel Cap Badge, Tankers, Tramping 1893 -1981.

A very scarce original circa 1930's 'Common Bros / Hindustan Steam Shipping Co officer's cap badge'; the centre mounted with the companies quartered gilt and enamel flag, on gold wire bullion wreath, the reverse with black hessian paper lining. Very good condition, no stress marks or damage to the enamel, bullion remains bright.
Height approx 50mm.
Width approx 73mm.

Code: 57062Price: 90.00 GBP


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'S.A. Vaal' Union-Castle / Safmarine Shipping Line Souvenir Spoon, 1966 -1977.

A scarce original circa 1960's period 'S.A. Vaal souvenir spoon', chromium plated example, the handle displaying a brass and enamel circular badge with 'Safmarine' company flag within a blue enamel title circlet. Excellent condition, enamel perfect and contained in its original cardboard presentation box.
Length 118mm.

Code: 57061Price: 45.00 GBP

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