APTS (Army Physical Training Staff) Pre-1940 Brass Army metal shoulder title
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|Please note||The price is based on single quantities - not pairs.|
|Bibliography Guide||W 371 (S)|
For sale: APTS (Army Physical Training Staff) Pre-1940 Brass Army metal shoulder title W 371 (S)
We specialise in insignia for collectors and are not tailors or outfitters. Due to established practice and customer preference, our stock is sold without fastenings such as back-plates, clutch-grips, split pins (cotter pins) or shoulder shanks for screw-fit buttons, however these are (usually) available separately.
Please bear in mind that many badges (such as cap badges with vertical 'slider' fittings) do not require these fastenings, and for many older badges, fittings such as a matching back-plate simply do not exist. With the exception of screw-fit buttons, uniform buttons are normally sewn onto uniforms with a needle and thread and do not usually need special fastenings.
Nearly all items are sold as single items, including collar badges, shoulder titles and rank badges. We are not tailors or outfitters. Our main business is with insignia for collectors, and collectors tend only to want single examples. The other factor is that we might only have a single example, particularly of older rarer items.
Sometimes we might have more than one of an item, but they do not exactly match - this could be because the government has placed supply-contracts with different manufacturers over the years, or because of how the original wearer polished or washed the insignia. We are not manufacturers, but deal in original items for collectors and in the nature of authenticity, variations do exist.
If any items are sold as pairs, they will be clearly marked "(Pair)". Where there is potential for confusion, some items are also marked as '(Single)'.
Sometimes we list items as "Pair Available", this means that we have a matching set in stock, but the price will be based on single items. In other words you need to order 2 if you want a pair.
If in doubt, assume that the price is based on single quantities. We sell items as collectibles, and collectors tend to want only one of a kind, not duplicates.
Some military collar and arm badges are made as "mirror-image" pairs: typically these are badges with animals and they are made to face left or right; usually so that they face forwards when worn on a uniform. We usually sell these as single items and use the following abbreviations:
FL Facing Left (as seen by an observer)
FR Facing Right (as seen by an observer)
If a badge is marked FL or FR, it is undoubtedly a single, not a pair.