Border Regiment - 13 Battle Honours - Victorian FR White Metal Other...
2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry - WW2 Only (Oval) Sealed 20 Mar 1940 White...
Dorsetshire Regiment - 1st Volunteer Battalion Pre-1900 Probably Silver...
8th Gurkha Rifles - Pipers 44.5mm High Brass Other Ranks' metal cap badge
8th Gurkha Rifles 31mm High - Black Brass Other Ranks' metal cap badge
1st Indian Hospital Corps (Crossed Kukris 1 IHC) Circa 1920s White Metal...
Gloucestershire Regiment - Back Badge Large - Old Type Brass Other...
Royal Sussex Regiment WW1 Economy Issue All Brass Other Ranks' metal...
These include curved sew-on shoulder titles and slip-on epaulette slides. Metal shoulder titles are mainly made from brass, White Metal or Staybrite (Anodised Aluminium).
Regimental rank slides with unit titles are shown elsewhere in separate sections.
Staybrite (electro-plated Anodised Aluminum) began to replace the traditional metals used for British military uniform badges from about 1950 and is still used. We buy and sell original Staybrite shoulder titles worldwide by mail order via our secure website.
Due to established practice and customer preference, our stock is sold without fastenings such as split pins, clutch grips or back-plates, however these are (usually) available separately.
Shoulder titles are sold as single items. This is because our main business is with insignia for collectors, and collectors tend only to want single examples. The other factor is that we might only stock a single example, particularly of older rarer items.
We recommend the following book:
Westlake, R. 1997. Collecting Metal Shoulder Titles. ISBN 0850525055: Leo Cooper.
This is an excellent book with black and white photographs of over 1800 British Army metal shoulder titles, and descriptions of many more. Each badge is numbered and the numbers are used by dealers and collectors as the 'industry-standard' to refer to shoulder titles. If you are going to buy British Army shoulder titles by mail order, then you need this book.
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This section is mainly for curved cloth patches, worn at the top of the sleeve, with the names of regiments or corps. Slip-on shoulder titles and rank badges are in separate sections. This type of shoulder title was mainly worn with khaki 'battle-dress' from WW2 until the late 1960s, however some types are still in current use, particularly with Royal palace Guards regiments. They are usually embroidered, however some printed and woven examples exist.
Our authentic shoulder titles are sold as single items. This is because our main business is with insignia for collectors, and collectors tend only to want single examples. The other factor is that we might only stock a single example, particularly of older rarer items. Click the word 'More' alongside the item to see if we have more than one available.