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Love and War - Sweetheart Items in the Museum's Collection

Sweetheart Badges & Brooches - Page Two

The museum's collection of sweetheart badges and brooches dates back to around 1900 with the earliest example being in hall-marked silver.  They were sometimes made by soldiers but more often commercially produced, an advert for some of the more expensive variations exists in The Lion and The Rose from 1931.

"MIZPAH - The Lord Watch Between Me & Thee When We Are Absent From One Another" Badge given to his future wife by Private Albert McGuiness of the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment, who served throughout the Second World War.
Accession Number KO2592/11

Badge made from the title of a soldier's brass cap badge.
Accession Number KO2379/01
Brass badge.
Accession Number KO2426/01
Brass badge with blue enamel.
Accession Number KO2426/02
Brass lion with blue enamel.
Accession Number KO2426/04
Pair of brass regimental buttons attached to brass bar.
Accession Number KO2426/06
Hall marked silver with blue enamel.
Accession Number KO2426/15
Brass made with red, white and blue enamel.  Shield design with a safety pin to the rear.
Accession Number KO2426/12
Brass wishbone badge with blue enamel.
Accession Number KO2426/31

 
Silver coloured lion wishbone badge with blue enamel.
Accession Number KO2873/45

Silver lion modelled on the regimental collar dog, although with a flat polished, and hall marked, rear with pin.
Accession Number KO2426/14
Brass lion with blue enamel.
Accession Number KO2426/10
White metal lion with blue enamel, from the Second World War.  From material relating to Private William Edward Sellars, 1st Battalion, King's Own.
Accession Number KO2351/36
Brass horse shoe with blue and white enamel.  Some sources state that the horse shoe is upside down and thus any good luck will fall out!
Accession Number KO2426/16
Silver with blue, red and green enamel.
Accession Number: KO2985/04
Silver with blue enamel.
Accession Number: KO2990/01
Brass lion set upon a silver rifle, popular during the First World War and featuring the standard issue Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle.
Accession Number KO1486/01
Brass lion set upon a silver rifle, popular during the First World War and featuring the standard issue Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle, with rifle strap.

See an advertisement from the First World War for a badge like this.
Accession Number KO2873/50

 
bulletLove and War - introduction page
bulletLove and War - Sweetheart Badges page one
bulletLove and War - Sweetheart Badges page two
bulletLove and War - Sweetheart Badges, page three
bulletSweetheart Postcards Page One - to sweethearts (1)
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Two - to sweethearts (2)
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Three - to wives, mothers and daughters
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Four - birthdays, Christmas and New Year
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Five - Regimental and Divisional Cards
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Six - Patriotic Cards (1)
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Seven - Patriotic Cards (2)
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Eight - Patriotic Cards (3)
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Nine - French themes and towns
bullet Sweetheart Postcards Page Ten - a few more!

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