Antique Collector - Military Capbadges & Medals


Collecting Antique Militaria, Capbadges and Medals.
Since Cain killed his brother Abel it seems like mankind has been on the defensive!
Antiques known collectively as militaria cover a huge number of interests and it is for this reason that many collectors choose to concentrate on a particular subject or historic period, rather than arms and armour in general.

From weapons, armour, uniforms and headdresses, medals, badges, swords and other edged weapons, firearms, trophies, belt clasps and plates, right down to pictures, letters, prints, postcards and even cigarette cards, all bring alive the times, the leaders and the heroes that gave us our fascinating history.
As early pieces have become increasingly scarce, good items from the late 19th and early 20th Century campaigns are finding keen and enthusiastic collectors.


capbadges and medals.


Medals: The Researcher's Guide by William Spencer
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Old medals are objects of true fascination: tangible links with the past and poignant reminders of those who served. In recent centuries the British government has bestowed a wide range of awards, from the OBE to campaign medals like the 1914 Star. Enriched with case studies and full-colour photography, it is your ideal companion to medals research.


Medal Yearbook
by James Mackay
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The price guide and manual as used by dealers and collectors across the globe. Covering Orders of Chivalry, Gallantry decorations, campaign medals, life saving awards, miscellaneous medals and "unofficial medals" - the book encompasses all British and Empire medals as well as those current medals from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.



Since ancient times soldiers have been honoured for gallantry in battle. Over the years such honours have taken many forms but since the 1850s specific acts of bravery 'in the face of the enemy' by British and Imperial forces have been recognised by the award of wearable decorations. These provide a visible indication both of the bravery of the recipient and of its recognition by the government and nation.


British Gallantry Awards, 1855-2000
by Peter Duckers
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This has been the publisher's bestselling title for nearly ten years: two volumes illustrating the uniforms, insignia, equipment, weaponry and vehicles of the British soldiers who invaded Europe in 1944 and progressed from Normandy to the Baltic Sea after the D-Day landings. Presented in the popular big-format style, these new volumes present unique information in a series of full colour and archive photographs.


From D-Day to Ve-Day: The British Soldier
by Jean Bouchery
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Cap-badges of the British Army 1939-1945
G.L.D. Alderton
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This book presents the reader with an extensive collection of cap-badges through the years of the Second World War. Every cap-badge is clearly illustrated with pictures from the author's own private collection of badges and comes complete with written descriptions. The fascinating histories behind the conjoining of the various battalions are also included.


British Campaign Medals, 1914-2005
by Peter Duckers
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This book surveys the medals awarded to British personnel for military service around the world and in two world wars. The campaign medals awarded for the military actions have become a popular field for collectors, since the majority of British awards were officially named. This second edition has been extended to include the operations of the British forces in the opening years of the twenty-first century.



The price guide and manual to the fascinating hobby of medal collecting from the publishers of "Medal News" magazine - as used by dealers and collectors across the globe. All medals and ribbons are illustrated in full colour with an easy to use medal ribbon chart in the back.



Medal Yearbook 2008
by James Mackay
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This is a price-guide reference book containing up-to-date values, and lots of historical information on all campaign medals and related items awarded to British and Irish citizens from the second Boer War in 1899, to the current Iraq conflict. Also covered are UN and NATO engagements where British or Irish troops were involved. The images are full colour, and are often full page sized.


British and Irish Campaign Medals: 1899 to 2006 S Perkins
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