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421* Khedive’s Sudan Medal 1896-1908, bronze issue, no clasps (Syce Behaare 1st Bo. Lcrs), edge bruising, very fine. (1)

£80 - £100

422* King’s Messenger Badge. A William IV period King’s Messenger Badge, the silver gilt and enamel crowned badge with painted coat of arms encased with glass within ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’ garter, silver-gilt back plate with silver greyhound pendant and blue silk neck cravat The first King’s Messenger was John Norman who was appointed in 1485 by King Richard III to hand deliver secret documents and later during the exile of Charles II, the King appointed four trusted men to convey messages to Royal forces in England. As a sign of authority, the King broke four silver greyhounds from a bowl familiar to royal courtiers and gave one to each man, hence the silver greyhound pendant attached to the badge which a symbol of the service. (1) £700 - £1,000

423* King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (2711 Pte H. Smith. Essex Regt), very fine. (1)

£50 - £70

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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res