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Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart Brooch     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11321
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1967
Silversmith: W.O.L.
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 4 grams
Dimensions: 3.5 cm height
Condition: Excellent, pin and clasp in full working order.

Description: A REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) Regimental 9 carat gold Sweetheart Brooch. The badge depicts a horse rearing with a coronet around its neck, linked via a chain to a globe the horse is standing on. Behind the horse there is a lightning flash, which symbolises electrical engineering while the globe stands for the world-wide role of the unit. The chained horse symbolises power under control. The badge is completed with the British Royal Crown. The flash and crown are clearly hallmarked 9 carat yellow gold, the horse is a much lighter colour, we assume it is white gold. The hinge, pin and safety clasp are also yellow gold. The brooch also has a gold suspension ring behind the lightning flash, possibly for another form of attachment. The brooch is clearly hallmarked for Birmingham 1967, 9 carat gold and has makers mark W.O.L, they worked between 1953 and 1970 but are currently un-identified, possibly W.O. Lewis. This badge is described by members of the REME as "a horse dropping a bollock".
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart Brooch
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart Brooch

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart Brooch
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart badge

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart Brooch
WOL Birmingham 1967 9 carat gold hallmarks

Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Gold Sweetheart Brooch
REME brooch

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