New Zealand WW1 era 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regt Collar Sweethearts Badge - Gaunt
A single piece, gilt brass collar badge to the WW1 New Zealand 3rd (Auckland) Infantry Regiment. The collar has had its lugs removed, and a broach fitting attached to convert it into a sweethearts badge, to be worn by Wife, girlfriend or loved one at home.
Good detail to front of badges, with light wear, but gilt now a dull/dark tone.
To back, hinge, hook and pin are present, but I think the pin is a later replacement and not characteristic of the period. A old repair.
Maker marked to back to "J R Gaunt".