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Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11324
Period: George VI
Year: Circa 1940
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Place: London
Price: $ 400.00
Weight: 3 grams
Dimensions: 4.8 cm
Condition: Very good, very slight kink at end of bar, pin also has a kink. Pin and clasp in full working order, safety pin and chain also perfect.

Description: A Royal South African Air Force gold sweetheart brooch, dating from World War II. The brooch features the crest of the old Union of South Africa, with 4 quarters for the four provinces, an ox wagon representing Transvaal Province, a woman with an anchor representing Cape Province, two wildebeests representing Natal Province and an orange tree representing the Orange Free State Province. This is surrounded by a laurel wreath, under the Royal crown of King George VI, between the traditional pilots feathered wings. This badge is incorporated into a bar brooch (not added as is usual for sweetheart brooches), the hinge, clasp and pin are also gold. The brooch also has a suspension loop attached to a fine gold chain and gold safety pin, all in perfect condition, this was a good quality brooch when it was made. The brooch is clearly hallmarked 9CT for nine carat gold. The Royal South African Air Force provided 35 squadrons during World War II, mostly in North Africa and Italy, with 18000 staff deployed.
Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II
Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II

Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II
Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch, gold safety pin

Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II
RSAAF Gold Sweetheart brooch

Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II
9CT nine carat gold hallmark

Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch - WW II
Royal South African Air Force Gold Sweetheart brooch

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