Badges of Honour
“The market for militaria, coins, stamps and other collectors’ items remains very strong and we have had several huge success in this department such as the Dambusters medal group we sold last year for the world record price of £148,000.” Commented Richard Bromell. “And it is down to these exceptional prices we receive which is why clients ask us to travel far to advise them on their collections.”
The collection of military badges was formed by the Wiltshire owner’s late father over many years. He regularly attended auctions and antique fairs searching for regimental badges to add to his collection. During his travels, he amassed about 800 badges, many of which represent regiments which now no longer exist or which have been amalgamated. Sizes vary from officer’s helmet plate badges through to shoulder titles, and the collection is estimated to sell for £4,000-8,000 when going under the hammer at Charterhouse in Sherborne.
Charterhouse is now accepting entries for this forthcoming auction of militaria, medals, coins, stamps, postcards, clocks, watches and other collectors’ items on Friday 18th March. They are also taking entries for their specialist auctions of classic cars in April and their classic motorcycles auction in May.
For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email Richard with items for valuation at
Richard Bromell with a Victorian Connaught Rangers helmet plate badge estimated at £150-250
Three Victorian helmet plate badges, The Essex Regiment, The Connaught Rangers & The Welsh Regiment, all £150-250 each