One of the most popular fields of collecting in the subject area of Militaria is that of badges and insignia worn by private soldiers and officers of the various regiments of armed forces around the world. At C&T Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd, we pride ourselves in always offering collectors a good selection of both metal badges and cloth insignia.
We mainly offer badges and insignia worn by the British armed forces from the Napoleonic / Georgian period up to modern-day insignia worn by the British armed forces in modern campaigns such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
The most popular items at auction include regimental helmet plates, metal and cloth shoulder titles, regimental cap badges and cloth formation / divisional signs worn on WW1 and WW2 uniforms. As with all areas of Militaria, items belonging to the elite fighting forces / special forces and WW2 Airborne forces always prove to be popular with bidders at auction.
The collecting of regimental badges and insignia is popular the world over, with us selling to clients situated in mainland Europe, USA, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
We have been very fortunate to offer a number of distinguished collections in this field, including the Colin Churchill Collection of Regimental Collar Badges & Cloth Insignia, The Barrie Morris collection of Regimental Cloth Insignia, The Baz Bruntlett Collection of Regimental Badges and also the Brian L Davis collection of Cloth Insignia.
We are now finding that due to the previous demographic of regimental badge collectors being older than that of more mainstream Militaria, we are now being called in to offer advice to families on the disposal of large collections, something we are more than happy to do for our client's loved ones. We have a proven track record in selling large collections of regimental badges and have a large client base for this subject.
Specialist in Arms, Armour , Militaria
Militaria and Auction Day Executive
New Forest Light Dragoons Officers Shoulder Belt
Sold for £3,800
‘County’ Fire Ins. Chief Of Brassard c1801-1814
Sold for £1,150
34th Cumberland Reg. Bell Top Shako Plate 1829-44
Sold for £240
Royal Artillery Durham Coast Reg. Shoulder Title
Sold for £480
Battle Dress Combination Insignia
Sold for Hammer £640
WW2 Polish Highland Battalion Breast Badge
Sold for £360
WW2 Polish Airforce Cap Badge
Sold for £980
1st Pattern 12th Force 545 Cloth Formation Sign
Sold for £300
VTC East London Regiment Cap Badge
Sold for £3,900
Victorian Indian Army Officers Tunic Buttons
Sold for £440
2x George V Grenadier Guards Pagri Badges
Sold for £360
Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Officers Pagri Badge
Sold for £900
WW2 Free French British Made Parachute Wings
Sold for £420
Victorian Silver Argyll & Sutherland Badge