Sweetheart Badges & Ephemera


Several different examples of King Edward’s Horse sweetheart badges have been noted. The most commonly encountered are enameled versions of a scaled down headdress badge with brooch fittings as per the example in Figure 349. This particular example was sold with the British War medal of Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastick.

Figure 349: A King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge with brooch fitting attributed to Serjeant John Clare Newland Eastwick. 

Another sweetheart badge with this version a sterling silver miniature King Edward’s Horse headdress badge mounted on a sword as shown in Figure 350.

Figure 350: A sterling silver King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge fitted to a sword with brooch fitting made by Atkin Bros in Sheffield. 

There were also sweetheart badges for the King Edward's Horse which were worn as tie pins.

The headdress badge of the King Edward’s Horse was also featured in a stylised form on a silk cigarette card from 1913, image available.

Figure 351: A splendid King Edward’s Horse enamel sweetheart badge with white enamel background bordered by plain brass curicules attributed to Private Edward Feron Devine, 1128, image courtesy of Russell F. Giles, descendant.