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1/7th BN (Robin Hood Rifles) Sherwood Foresters Commanding Officer’s Uniforms and Medals. A rare and important Regimental Grouping worn by Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Atkinson Walton TD, who along with his brother Captain Harold Henry Walton MC (K.I.A. 13/10/1915)both served as pre Great War Territorial Officers with the Robin Hood Rifles Notts & Derby Regiment. It is evident from this grouping that Lt. Col Walton would keep is brothers memory alive by wearing some of his uniform in the post Great War years. Comprising: Medal Group: 1914/15 Star, (2. LIEUT A.A. WALTON NOTTS & DERBY R), British War Medal, Victory Medal (MAJOR A.A. WALTON), GVR Jubilee Medal, GVI Coronation Medal, Territorial Decoration (GVR)Mounted as originally worn. .... Accompanied by corresponding miniature medals mounted as originally worn. Officer’s Astrakhan Cap. A very fine example tailored by Hawkes of London. Complete with Regimental pattern silvered Maltese pattern Cross, surmounted by a crown mounted onto a black mohair boss. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson silk lining, with gold embossed tailor’s stamp. Complete with chinstrap. .... Contained in original Japanned storage tin the lid with brass engraved name plate “Arthur A Walton Esq The Robin Hood Rifles”. Superb Condition. Officer’s Torin style field service side cap. Green melton cloth with silver cord piping and mounted with a small size Regimental Cap badge. Hawkes stamp to the interior. Full Dress Rifles pattern tunic of dark green melton cloth Black mohair cords with drop loops to each breast and to the silver cord epaulettes Lieutenant Colonel Rank insignia. The left breast with provision for medals. A Similar Full Dress Rifles pattern tunic, this example with tailor’s label of Hawkes and ink name “H.H. Walton”. Regimental pattern Patrol Tunic. Dark green melton cloth, tailored with stand collar and both chest and waist pockets. To the left breast medal ribbons of the 1914/15 Star, BWM, VM, 1935 GVR Jubilee Medal, TD. Complete with Lieutenant Colonel Territorial rank insignia. Tailors label with ink name “H.H. Walton” Mess Jacket of universal pattern, dark green melton cloth with black silk collar, this mounted with Regimental pattern collar badges. To the silver loop shoulder straps, Lt.Col bullion rank insignia. Tailors label with ink name “H.H. Walton”. Two pairs of overalls, one set with black lace line. The overall uniform condition is near VGC, with some minor surface moth to both pairs of overalls Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Atkinson Walton TD along with his brother Harold Henry Walton lived at the Manor House Chilwell Nottinghamshire, they were both commissioned into the Robin Hood Rifles on the 1st January 1914 and both visited Hawkes the tailors to be measured for their new uniforms. They embarked for France on the 28th February 1915. Harold was promoted to Captain, he was lightly wounded on two occasions and was Killed in Action on the 13th October 1915 at Loos. He was awarded the MC for gallantry at Ypres earlier in the year. Arthur remained with the Regiment and on the morning of the 1st July 1916 on the Somme as Captain Commanding C Company stood with his men waiting for the whistle to go over the top to sound. Later in the day he would be wounded. Returning to the Regiment, by 1918 he was promoted to Acting Major. After the war he took a more active part in the Robin Hood Rifles, reverting to Captain he was once again promoted Major in 1929 and Lt Col. Commanding in 1935, this rank he would hold until 1938
103rd Royal Bombay Fusiliers menu holder / place setting. Silver plated example in the form of an OR’s fur cap grenade circa 1874-81. Reverse with place setting, weighted.
105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment Officer’s Victorian Officer’s pre 1881 waist belt clasp. A fine scarce example of special pattern with matching benckmarks to both halves.. Central gilt disc mounted silver coiled bugle horn couched within crowned sprays of laurel and palm, the horn with central floreate numerals “105, on the curl of the horn “Madras Light Infty.”. A scroll on the junction of the leaf sprays “Cede Nullis”. Gilt oakleaf ends. Some wear to gilt. (Ryan 155) In 1861 the 2nd Madras (European) Regiment was transferred to the British Establishment as the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, becoming the 2nd Battalion, The King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) in 1881
107th Bengal Native Infantry Victorian Indian Army Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1862-81. An extremely fine and rare silvered and gilt example. Circlet inscribed “Bengal Native Infantry”; the seeded gilt centre mounted with silver Maltese cross bearing crowned wreath with “107” to centre. Universal pattern rococo ends. (for more usual pattern see Ryan 157) The Honourable East India Company'’s 3rd Bengal European Light Infantry Regiment became the 3rd (Bengal European LI ) Regt. in 1858 and in 1862 became 107th (Bengal Infantry) Regt. On Friday 1st July 1881 it became 2nd Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment
10th (Bermondsey) Surrey Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860. A very fine and scarce die-stamped heavily silver-plated example on two screw posts. Crowned wreath half laurel, half oak, resting on tri-part scroll “Xth Surrey Rifles” with shield from Royal Arms below. Within the wreath a strap “Arma Pacis Fulcra” with vertically divided shield to the centre. Two screw posts to reverse.
  • Formed at Bermondsey February 1860; in March 1883, now as ‘A’ and ‘B’ Companies of 6th Surrey RV, redesignated 3rd Bn. Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment.
  • 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A very fine scarce die-stamped rich gilt example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “10”; mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Two loops to reverse. Top pearl on cross absent otherwise an excellent example.
    10th Hussars Officer's Scarlet Field Service Side Cap. A good scarce Regimental pattern example. Scarlet melton cloth with gld bullion piping, to the welt of the crown and curtain. Complete with Regimental pattern silvered and gilt Prince of Wales plume and buttons. The interior with full cotton lining. Scarlet remains fresh, slight dulling to the bullion.
    11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars (The Cherry Pickers) 19th century Officer's pair of overalls. A very fine rare pair with gold embroidery on the thighs and to the reverse across the seat and down the legs. Excellent When named 11th Prince Albert's Own Hussars in 1840, the overalls became the same colour as the crimson livery of Prince Albert's House: Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Henceforth the regiment, who took part in the famous Charge of The Light Brigade, were known as "The Cherry Pickers" which aslo alluded to an incident in the Peninsula War,
    12th (East Suffolk) Foot Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78 A good scarce die-stamped gilt example on two loops (one an old replacement). Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter; to the voided centre, in silver, the Castle and Key resting on 'Montis Insignia Calpe'.
    12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot William IV / Victorian Officer’s Coatee circa 1830-46. An extremely fine and rare line regiment example of scarlet melton cloth with white facings ornamented with false cuffs of gold lace each mounted with four gilt buttons. Further lace decoration and buttons to the collar. To the front, two rows of ten rich gilt regimental buttons in pairs (two missing). The back is tailored with false pocket flaps, again ornamented with gold lace and gilt buttons. The white turnback tails both retain their ornaments, each being a large bullion crowned wreath entwined with battle honour, the centre with 12 on a red ground within blue velvet circlet “East Suffolk”. The interior with a quilted cotton lining and pocket to each tail. The gilt buttons (40 present) depict “12” within a crowned wreath. Provision for epaulette ties to each shoulder. Slight service wear, collar relined, generally excellent. The ornate rear false pocket flaps were discontinued circa 1846.
    12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers Edwardian NCO’s 1906 hallmarked silver arm badge by Bent & Parker. A fine example on three loops by B&P (Bent & Parker) bearing Birmingham hallmarks to obverse and reverse. Prince of Wales’s plumes of hollow construction with flat backplate. Also worn by regimental warrant officers, staff and troop sergeants of the 3rd (Prince of Wales's) Dragoon Guards and 10th (Prince of Wales's Own) Hussars.
    13th (Queen’s Westminster) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Officer's Boer War 1900 hallmarked silver slouch hat badge by Bent & Parker. A very fine die-stamped silver example, bearing Bbirmingham hallmarks, on loops. Crowned strap inscribed ''Queens Westminster Vols'', centrally a portcullis on a lined ground. Original red felt backing.
    13th (Queen’s Westminster) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Officer’s pouch belt plate. A fine die-stamped silvered example on two screw posts. Crowned medallion of St. George and the Dragon superimposed on a portcullis. Across the base of the portcullis, a scroll inscribed “The Queen’s”. Pattern previously worn by the 22nd Middlesex Rifle Vols. until renumbered 13th in 1880.
    13th Foot (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert’s Regiment of Light Infantry) Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-81. A good rare silver and gilt example by J & Co (Jennens) with matching numbers to both halves. Silver circlet inscribed “Prince Albert’s Light Infantry”; seeded gilt centre mounted with strung bugle surmounted by mural crown, “XIII” between the bugle cords. Universal pattern rococo ends. A little service wear.
    14/20th Hussars Officer’s scarlet field service cap. A fine scarce example by Herbert Johnson, 13 Burlington St, London W1. Scarlet curtain, body and peak and crown; the welt of the crown and top of the curtain ornamented with gold braid; the front with two flat gilt metal buttons of regimental pattern. To the left side, embroidered into the body of the cap, a large bullion eagle. The interior with silk lining. Minor service wear.
    14th (Buckinghamshire) Foot Victorian Officer’s glengarry badge. A fine and scarce example comprising a silver strap inscribed “Buckinghamshire” surmounted by a Tiger on a scroll inscribed “India”. Within the strap, “Nec aspera terrent” scroll over the White Horse of Hanover with the numerals “14” beneath. Stout pin to reverse
    14th (Inns of Court) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-1901. A good scarce die-stamped blackened brass example on three loops. Maltese cross surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll inscribed “Inns of Court”; lions between the arms of the cross; below the bottom arm, a scroll inscribed “Middlesex”. To the voided centre, within a circlet inscribed “Salus Populi Suprema Lex”, a strung bugle with “14” between the strings.
    14th (King's) Hussars 1870 hallmarked silver pouch and pouch belt. The silver pouch mounted with Royal Cypher, reversed and intertwined, superimposed with the regimental eagle. The gold lace belt with matching HM silver buckle, tip and slide; boss being eagle,chains terminating in arrow prickers and guard bearing Royal Crest. Lace slightly dull, minor service wear. Very good condition. Commanded at this time by Lt.Col. Pearson Scott Thompson
    14th / 20th King's Hussars post 1922 Officers Field Service Side Cap. A good example tailored by Herbert Johnson of London. Scarlet cloth with gold bullion cord piping to the welt of the crown and curtain. Complete with regimental pattern flat engraved gilt buttons and gold bullion embroidered device woven into the body of the cap.
    14th King's Hussars pillbox cap. A fine scarce example worn by 5395 P. Harrison, 14th Hussars of black cloth with yellow cap band and yellow quadrafoil looped Austrian knot to top with central button. Grey cotton lining and ribbed red leather sweatband. Period replacement thin cord chinstrap.
    14th King's Hussars Victorian Officer’s Mameluke Hilted Sword A splendid rare example. The slightly curved single edged unfullered scimitar blade with etched decoration, depicting a Crowned VR cypher and to the reverse the Regimental eagle device and title. The hilt with gilt cross guard embossed with floral decoration and terminating with flower bud finials. Two piece plain ivory grip with two gilt floral pateri. Housed in original polished steel scabbard with gilt mounts, fitted with two loose rings. The sword has been completely professionally restored to exhibition / parade standard.
    14th King’s Hussars pre 1922 Officer’s Mess Jacket. A good scarce example of the universal pattern dark blue melton cloth with cream silk collar bearing bullion embroidered regimental devices. Some age wear, silk lining shot.
    15th King's Hussars shabraque panels, Good post 1902 panels depicting large bullion crown over crossed flags over "15". Minor service wear
    16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A splendid die-stamped rich gilt example on loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter; the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals "16".
    16th (The Queen’s) Lancers, Officer’s lance cap plate circa 1856-1901 A very fine and rare example. The copper gilt triangular fluted rayed back plate is mounted with a large silver overlay, comprising the Royal Arms, double crossed lances, title scroll “Sixteenth Lancers” and thirteen battle honour scrolls from “Peninsula” to “Aliwal” and Sobraon”.
    1795 Hoxne & Hartsmere Suffolk Yeomanry Cavalry Medal This scarce bronze medallion / medal depicts to the obverse a castle gate with 1795 below enclosed by a crowned garter inscribed, Liberty Loyalty Property. The title of the Yeomanry can be found to the edge. The reverse depicts a dismounted Trooper standing beside a horse. Dia. Approx 31mm.
    1795 King George III and Duke of Portland signed Napoleonic 2nd Regiment of Dragoon Guards Major-General's Commission. This rare vellum commission bears the signature of His Majesty King George III signed, St James's, 26th February 1795. Also with wafer seal and duty stamp to left margin. The commission is appointing Colonel George, Earl of Pembroke as Major General in the Army. It also describes him as of the 2nd Regiment of Dragoon Guards. The commission also bears the signature of the Duke of Portland** to the lower right. Minor age wear. Signatures remain clear. General George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke and 8th Earl of Montgomery was educated at Harrow and was originally commissioned in to the 12th Foot. He was promoted to a lieutenant in 1777 and became a captain in the 75th Regiment of Foot in 1778, before transferring to 1st The Royal Dragoons later that year. In 1781, he transferred to the 22nd Light Dragoons and the following year was promoted to a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 2nd Dragoon Guards. At the start of the French Revolutionary Wars, he saw action in Flanders, where he commanded the 2nd and 3rd Dragoon Guards. He was also active in the Siege of Valenciennes in 1793 and captured an enemy post at Hundssluyt, near Dunkirk, later that year. In 1795, he was promoted to a Major-General by this commission and became colonel of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons in 1797. He was further promoted to a Lieutenant-General in 1802 and appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1805. After serving as a 300 on a special mission to Austria in 1807, he was served as Governor of Guernsey and was finally promoted to the rank of General in 1812. He died on 26 October 1827. Please note the portrait picture is a digital image only. **3rd Duke of Portland at this time was theHome Secretary, previously Prime Minister in 1793 and again later 1807-09.
    1796 Light Cavalry Pattern Sword as used at Waterloo. A good quality example, possibly a Georgian Officer's plain bladed fighting sword. The broad single edged slightly curved blade with large central fuller. Steel stirrup knuckle bow with down curved quillon and unusual squared langets; unusual reinforced base of knuckle bow; leather covered wooden gribbed grip with twist wire binding House in its steel scabbard retaining both loose rings and bearing oval cartouche with faint cutler's details of JW & T Johnston, Sword Cutlers & Co 12, Newcastle St. Strand. (in use from 1806). One throat screw absent. Usual slight surface pitting, overall in good condition. Sword designed by the visionary cavalry officer, John Gaspard Le Marchant (1766-1812) In 1795, in collaboration with the Birmingham sword cutler Henry Osborn, he designed a new cavalry sabre, which was adopted for the light cavalry and much feared by the French. In 1796 he produced the much celebrated “The Rules and Regulations of the Sword Exercise of the Cavalry” which was instantly adopted by the British Army as its official manual. Le Marchant was later promoted Major-General and tragically killed leading the perfect cavalry charge at Salamanca.
    1798 Davison’s Nile Medal in gilt bronze. A fine and scarce example issued to Petty Officers who were present at the Great Victory on 1st August 1798. The obverse depicts the figure of peace caressing a shield embossed with a portrait of Lord Nelson. The reverse is decorated with a scene of the British Fleet at Aboukir Bay. The edge bears an inscription from Alexander Davison. Top rim bears evidence of suspender, otherwise generally VGC Gilt remains very bright to both sides. The photograph of the obverse shows true colour to gilt on both sides.
    1798 King George III signed Napoleonic War 7th Regiment of Fusiliers Officer's Commission This rare vellum commission bears the signature of His Majesty King George III and with wafer seal and duty stamp to left margin. The commission is appointing William, Earl of Mansfield as Lieutenant in the 7th Regiment dated 1798. Some minor yellowing and age wear. King George's signature clear. David William Murray (1777-1840) succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Mansfield in 1796 as well as becoming 6th Lord Balvairdand, 8th Viscount of Stormont and 8th Lord Scone. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the 7th Foot and held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Clackmannanshire between 1803 and 1840.1 He was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Thistle in 1835.
    17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Lancers Officer’s lance cap plate circa 1905-14. A very fine and scarce example. Copper gilt fluted rayed back plate with large silver overlay comprising, the Royal Arms, Death’s Head (or Motto), “DCO”, laurel and oak sprays, unit title “Seventeenth Lancers” and six battle honour scrolls from the Crimea to “South Africa 1879” with “South Africa 1900-02” at the base. (KK 724)
    17th (Godstone) Surrey Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-77. A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example on two screw posts. Within a crowned strap '17th Surrey Rifle Volunteers', applied Arms of Surrey (shield charged with six martlets). Toned Formed at Godstone 23rd February 1860. Consolidated as a sub-division of 4th Surrey RVC in 1880 which was later redesignated 2nd VB Queen’s West Surrey Regt. in March 1883.
    17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Victorian OR’s lance cap. A good scarce example with black patent leather body and peak. The crown is of white patent leather, with ornate gilt metal fleur bosses to each corner. Regimental lance plate to front with skull and crossed bones, the last battle honour “South Africa 1879”. Lion’s head bosses support leather lined brass chinchain. Blue and yellow woollen boss with skull and crossbones regimental button to centre supports a white horse hair plume mounted in gilt metal plume holder. Leather and cotton lining to the interior. and the interior crown with WD 1902 issue stamp. Overall GC some age wear.
    17th Lancers very rare Victorian NCO's 1865 hallmarked silver arm badge ( A fine die-stamped hollow silver example, the front of the skull bearing PF and lion passant, the reverse with PF and full London hallmarks for 1865. Reverse loops removed by wearer and replaced with short stout slider for convenience. The arm badge or "motto" was approved for 17th on 21st March, 1863 when the regiment was in India. It returned home to Colchester in 1865 so it is believed that the first badges, hallmarked 1865, were then issued.
    17th Lancers very rare Victorian NCO's 1865 hallmarked silver arm badge. A fine die-stamped hollow silver example, the front of the skull bearing PF and lion passant, the reverse with PF and full London hallmarks for 1865. Reverse with loops. The arm badge or "motto" was approved for 17th on 21st March, 1863 when the regiment was in India. It returned home to Colchester in 1865 so it is believed that the first badges, hallmarked 1865, were then issued.
    1804 King George III signed Napoleonic War 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot Officer's Commission This rare vellum commission bears the signature of His Majesty King George III and with wafer seal and duty stamp to left margin. The commission is appointing The Marquis of Tweeddale (later Field Marshal) as Lieutenant of the 52nd Regiment of Foot dated 1804. Some yellowing and age wear. King George signature clear. GC The 8th Marquis of Tweeddale, remained with the 52nd for a short period before exchanging to the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards. He once again exchanged so as to serve with a Regiment fighting in the Peninsula. Here he was appointed ADC to the Duke of Wellington, who Mentioned him in his Despatches for Bravery. He was wounded at Busaco, and a second time at Vittoria, where he acted as Quartermaster General. He also served in the War of 1812 and was present at the Battle of Niagara in 1812. He remained with the army and rose through the ranks, being appointed Governor of Madras and Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army. In 1875 he was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and died the following year at Yester in Scotland. Photograph of the portrait of The Marquess is a digital image only
    1822 Pattern British Army Officer's Sword Knot. A superb gold bullion lace example with crimson silk line decoration. Within the top of the knot a gilt button to attach the strap. Very bright and fresh.
    18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot Georgian Officer's shoulder belt plate circa 1800-18. A splendid rare rich gilt oval example with raised gadrooned rim and mounted with crowned pierced oval strap "Virtutis Namurcencis Praemium"; the rich translucent blue enamel centre bearing Maid of Erin Harp resting on a shamrock. Reverse with single hook and two studs and retaining chamois liner.. Minor chips to the enamel beneath the motto not detracting from its fine appearance.
    18th Queen Mary’s Own Hussars Officer’s Mameluke sword circa 1911-22. An extremely fine and rare example, the curved unfullered blade with etched decoration depicting "18" within a Crowned strap, battle honours to South Africa 1899-1902 and a Crowned GvR Cypher. Fine gilt cross guard bearing silver applied silver regimental device incorporating XVIII. Two piece plain ivory grip with gilt floral head patteri. Housed in original brass scabbard, fitted with two loose rings. Minor service wear. Near VGC Raised on 23rd February 1858 as 18th Regiment of Light Dragoons, redesignated Hussars in 1861. 1st November 1910 granted title Queen Mary’s Own. Amalgamated with 13th Hussars in April 1922
    1902-1914 Other Ranks Home Service Helmet Plate Backing Plate. A good die-stamped brass example, on loops, of crowned star bearing laurel wreath and facility to accept detachable regimental helmet plate centres
    1918 Lancers OR’s issue girdle. A fine yellow webbing example with two scarlet lines. Complete with three brass olivettes and loop fastenings. Reverse bears broad arrow, WD marks and 1918 date.
    1937 George VI Coronation Gold Staff Officer's Baton. A rare example carried at the 12th May 1937 Coronation of His Majesty King George VI at Westminster Abbey. The gold painted baton has scarlet ends, the top one decorated with a transfer GVIR’s Crowned Cypher and “Coronation 1937”. Small hole to top for display.
    19th (1st York, North Riding) Regiment “belltop” Officer’s shako plate circa 1829-44. A splendid rare die-stamped example. Large rich gilt crowned star; mounted with facetted silver star in turn mounted with gilt Garter with floreate "19" below the tail; to the domed centre, the Cross of St. George in translucent red enamel. Reverse retains both horizontal loops and both pairs of wires behind the crown. Enamel defective otherwise a very fine and rare example to a regular line regiment.
    19th century Georgian painted truncheon. A good turned wood example with dark brown painted body emblazoned with post 1816 Royal Arms. Plain handle. Minor paint loss, central split.
    19th century Military style buckskin breeches. A good and scarce pair of white buckskin breeches of the style commonly worn with the military coatee. To each lower leg five mother of pearl buttons, Flat tin buttons to the waist and fall front panel. These with the tailors details of S.B. Whitings of London. The breeches remain supple a little age wear to the ankles.
    19th century Military style buckskin breeches. A very good and rare pair of white / cream coloured buckskin breeches of the style commonly worn with the military coatee. To each lower leg four buckskin covered buttons, these buttons repeated to the waist and fall front panel. The breeches remain supple and clean condition near VGC
    19th Century Polish Cavalry Lobster Pot Helmet. A good example, with articulated rear neck tail and hinged ear pieces. The skull with an overlaid panel design and circular boss to the crown. Complete with front peak with sliding single nose bar. Overall GC. Now with dark patina
    1st (Althorpe) Northamptonshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1859 . A good scarce die-stamped silvered example on screw posts. Within a strap inscribed “1st Northamptonshire Rifle Volunteers” a shield charged with cross keys, a cross-crosslet between each of the angles. Slight service wear.
    1st (the Royal) Regiment of Foot Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1844-55. A fine and scarce example comprising a seeded gilt rectangular plate with burnished rim; mounted on the plate, a cut silver Thistle star set on a gilt slip; mounted on the star, a gilt oval resting in a scroll inscribed “The Royal Regiment” with St. Andrew and the Cross to centre set on a blue translucent enamel ground. Reverse retains original fixings comprising a brace of hooks and studs. Minor service wear, corners slightly bent back probably by original owner so as not to interfere when drawing his sword. Chip to enamel at 9 o'clock otherwise excellent Whilst this plate was in service, the Regiment fought at Alma, Inkerman and Sevastopol.
    1st Bn Cambridge Regiment Attributed WW1 Casualty Officers Home Service Pattern Helmet. This helmet was worn by Lieutenant Walter Montagu West who died of wounds received at Ypres on the 6th May 1915. A scarce Regimental example, of the home service blue cloth helt, tailored with silvered furniture, comprising: spike, rose bosses and velvet backed chin chain. To the front a post 1902 Helmet plate to the center a gilt three tower castle and to the base a title scroll "The Cambridgeshire Regiment". The interior with leather sweatband with crimson silk edging and tailors stamp of Hawkes & Co. Silver furniture toned. This helmet has only ever been fitted with this badge. .... Accompanied by the original metal storage tin, the with a brass name plate "W.M. West The Cambridgeshire Rgt TF" Lieutenant Walter Montagu West was born in 1895, in March 1914 he was commissioned into the 1st Bn The Cambridgeshire Regiment and in February 1915 now holding the rank of Lieutenant embarked for France with the Regiment. On the 5th May 1915 in the Ypres sector the Battalion was ordered to take a position in a support trench. Whilst moving up the line his Company came under heavy German Artillery bombardment, five men were Killed and about 30 wounded Lt West one of them, receiving shrapnel wounds to the left leg, Evacuated to a Field Hospital he succumbed to his wounds.
    1st Bn Herefordshire Regiment post 1902 Officer's Home Service Pattern helmet A fine and rare example with gilt fittings and leather backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; to the black velvet centre, silver Arms of Herefordt; mounted on the base of the wreath a silver scroll inscribed "1st Bn Herefordshire Regt". Retains leather sweatband with crimson silk edging. Gilt to the helmet plate remains very bright, gilt furniture, slightly dulled. Slight moth damage to cloth around left rosette.
    1st Bn Worcestershire Regiment Officer’s Home Service Pattern helmet A very fine example of an Officer's post 1902 Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet. The helmet is complete with gilt metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt metal eight pointed star, helmet plate, to the centre the regimental device on a field of black velvet. Below the Garter a silver scroll inscribed “The Worcestershire Regiment”. To the interior a leather sweatband, with crimson cotton edging. Tailor’s details of Hawkes and paper label with ink name “Crawshay 1/ Worc”. Gilt to the helmet plate remains very bright, gilt furniture, slightly dulled. This actual helmet is illustrated on page 42 of “Badges of the Worcestershire Regiment" by R.W. Bennett and is attributed to Major H. Crawshay, born in 1873. He was commissioned in 1894, served in South Africa, promoted Captain June 1900 and resigned his commission in 1909. He was recalled to the Regiment and served during the Great War and was awarded the DSO.
    1st Bn. Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1880-87. A fine scarce silvered example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and strap inscribed “1st Battn. Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers”; strung bugle to black velvet centre Became a VB of the Derbyshire Regiment on 1st July 1881 and were redesignated as 1st VB in April 1887.
    1st Bn. Somerset Rifle Volunteers 1860’s Victorian OR’s shako plate. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on two loops. Crowned multi pointed star bearing circlet inscribed “1st Battn. Somersetshire R.V.”; strung bugle to seeded centre.
    1st Bn. Somerset Rifles Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate. A good scarce die-stamped silvered example. Crowned oval strap inscribed “1st Battalion Somerset Rifles”, the Arms of Bath to voided centre. Three screw posts to reverse.
    1st King's Dragoon Guards NCO's Undress Sabretache circa 1816-40. A fine very rare example of black patent leather, the face bearing a large die-stamped brass ornament in the form of a crowned eight-pointed star. In the centre, the Garter enclosing laurel sprays and the script capitals, 'KDG', across the base of the laurels, 'Waterloo'. All four original loop fasteners are present. The bag complete with both 'D;' rings and sabre guides; the closure tongue now absent. Some wear to top seam. KDG won much distinction at the Battle of Waterloo and the honour “Waterloo” was authorised on 8th December,1815. The regiment was commanded by Lt. Col. Sir George Teesdale from 1815-38..
    1st King's Own Stafford Militia Victorian Officer's 1856 pattern shako plate. A fine rare silvered example on two horizontal loops. Ten pointed star, the topmost point displaced by a crown. Mounted on the star, a circlet inscribed "Windsor 1798 to 1812"; within the circlet, Windsor Castle with scroll above inscribed "Georgio III Regnante". Beneath the circlet, a scroll inscribed "Kings own Stafford Milď" with Stafford knot below resting on the lowest point of the star. Toned otherwise excellent Raised 1776. Became 3rd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    1st Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt circa 1892-1901. A fine and scarce die-cast silver-plated example. Crowned Maltese cross bearing applied circlet inscribed “1st Middsx. R.V. Victoria & St. George” with St. George and Dragon to centre. Three screw posts to reverse now replaced with two loos. Duke of Cumberland’s Sharpshooters survived the volunteer disbandments of 1814 as a rifle club being granted the title The Royal Victoria Rifle Club in 1835 and in 1853 permitted to be styled the Victoria Volunteer Rifle Corps; became 1st Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1859 with HQ at Kilburn. In 1867 HQ moved to St. Johns Wood and thence to Davies Street, Westminster in 1892. Amalgamated with 6th Corps in June 1892. 1st April 1908 amalgamated with 19th and transferred to the new Territorial Force as 9th (County of London) Bn. The London Regiment.
    1st Northamptonshire Engineer Volunteers rare Victorian Officer’s pouch circa 1867-72. A fine rare short lived example of black patent leather, the face mounted with silvered crowned strap inscribed “1st Northamptonshire Engr. Volr.” with rampant lion to centre. Pouch retains both belt rings. Formed at Peterborough in 1867 under the command of Captain L.J. Deacon and attached to 1st Admin. Bn. Northampton Rifle Vols; transferred to 2nd Tower Hamlets Eng. Vol.Corps in 1872.
    1st Northumberland Artillery Volunteers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901. A good scarce die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Royal Arms with scroll below inscribed “1st” over a gun resting on a scroll “Northumberland (Percy) Artillery Vols”. Formed 16th August, 1859 at Tynemouth. Duke of Northumberland became Honorary Colonel in 1865 but unlike the 2nd Corps, the 1st never had permission to include “Percy” in the title.
    1st Royal Surrey Militia George IV Officer’s 'Regency Pattern' shako plate circa 1822-29. A very fine extremely rare example on two horizontal loops. Die-cast silver Garter star mounted with pierced gilt strap “First Royal Surrey Regt.” on a blue enamel ground; crown to domed centre. A little wear to gilt otherwise an excellent example. Originally raised 18th April 1759 at Richmond; reformed in 1779 as 1st Surrey Militia; redesignated “Royal” in 1804; became 3rd Battalion The East Surrey Regiment on 1st July 1881.
    1st Royal Tower Hamlets Militia (King’s Own Light Infantry) Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1856-61. A fine rare die-stamped silvered example on horizontal loops. Crowned star mounted with gilt circlet 'The Kings Own Light Infantry'; gilt strung bugle to domed silver centre.
    1st Surrey Light Horse Victorian waist belt clasp circa 1861-68. A rfine are gilt metal example. Curved rectangular plate mounted with floreated “SLH” cypher. Complete with both fixed and detachable plain belt loops. Raised at Clapham in 1860 as 1st Surrey Mounted Rifles but title changed 1st Surrey Light Horse in 1861 Commanding Officer Captain Walter Mellor; Hon. Captain of the Corps was Major-General Yorke Scarlett. reviewed by Prince of Wales in Hyde Park 28th May 1864.. Disbanded in June 1868.
    1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-87. A good die-stamped white metal example on loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and applied strap “1st Sussex Rifle Volunteers”, strung bugle to voided centre. Interestingly, from the reverse, under the applied strap, the Garter motto is visible. HQ at Brighton. Redesignated 1st VB Royal Sussex Regiment in February 1887.
    1st The Royal Dragoons William IV Officer's Pouch circa 1830-37. A very rare example, the original dark blue velvet face has now faded to brown, this is edged with gold scallop train lace and in the centre a cavalry crown in gold and silver lace over a scroll 'Peninsula'. Below this the 'WR' cypher and a further scroll below 'Waterloo', with gold lace oak sprays in three-quarter surround. The box of blue Moroccan complete with leather supports and large gilt metal carrying rings and swivels. Some neat repairs to the velvet behind the crown area.
    1st Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian Sergeant’s pouch belt plate circa 1868. A fine rare die-stamped ornate blackened example on three screw posts. Crowned laurel wreath surmounted by a tri-part scroll inscribed “Pro Libertate Patriae”; strung bugle to junction of wreath with tri-part scroll below inscribed “Rifle Volunteer Corps”. Mounted to the centre in silver plate, an eight pointed star superimposed on a rayed eight pointed star; to the centre ‘1’ within a strap inscribed “Hamlets”; the strap surmounted by The Tower. Originally formed in Dalston in April 1860 but did not survive the year. New 1st formed in 1868 from various amalgamations with HQ at Robert Street, Hoxton.
    1st VB Durham Light Infantry Edwardian OR’s helmet plate circa 1902-08. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet “Durham 1st Volr. Battn””; strung bugle to voided centre. One or two star tips slightly bent otherwise a fine example. HQ. Stockton-on-Tees. Transferred to Territorial Force as 5th Bn. DLI, 1st April 1908.
    1st VB Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1883-1901. A very fine and scarce silvered example. Circlet inscribed “Loyal North Lancashire 1st Volr, Battn.”; burnished centre mounted with rose surmounted by Royal Crest. Universal pattern rococo ends. HQ at Preston.
    1st VB PWO West Yorkshire Regiment Victorian Officer’s glengarry badge circa 1887-96. A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example on three loops. Circlet “Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire” surmounted by applied Prince of Wales’s plumes; White Horse of Hanover surmounted by “Nec Aspera Terrent” to voided centre. HQ at York.
    1st VB Royal Berkshire Regiment Victorian post 1885 helmet plate. A good OR’s die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet inscribed 'Royal Berkshire 1st Volr. Battn., to the voided centre, a Stag and Oak.Top pearl on cross absent. 1st Berkshire RVC became a VB of the Regiment on 1st July 1881 being redesignated as 1st VB on 1st December 1882. The Regiment were granted the title “Royal” on 29th September 1885. HQ was at Reading.
    1st VB Royal West Kent rare Edwardian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-08 A very fine silvered example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the black velvet centre bearing the White Horse of Kent and mottoes. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver tri-part scroll 'The Royal West Kent Regiment' with supplementary scroll below “1st Volunteer Battalion” . Reverse bears oval tablet of Hobson & Sons, 1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, London W. HQ at Tunbridge.
    1st VB Royal West Kent Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901. A fine and scarce silvered example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with the White Horse of Kent on “Invicta” scroll surmounted by “Quo fas et gloria ducunt” scroll on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Royal West Kent Regiment” with supplementary scroll below “1st Volunteer Battalion” . HQ at Tunbridge.
    1st VB Suffolk Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1887-1901. A fine scarce die-stamped blackened brass example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet “Suffolk 1st Volr. Battn.”; voided centre with “Gibraltar” over Castle and Key. HQ at Bury St Edmunds. Transferred to Territorial Force as 4th Bn., 1st April 1908.
    1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers Officer’s 1870 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate. An extremely fine die-stamped silver example on three screw post, by WD bearing Birmingham hallmarks to obverse of the wreath. Within an oak wreath a crowned oval strap inscribed “1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers”; to the centre, a shield bearing the old arms of Birmingham. Across the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Forward”.
    1st West York Militia Georgian shoulder belt plate, epaulettes, gorget etc of Major John Dyson circa 1803-15. A unique set comprising Shoulder Belt Plate. Rare Georgian rectangular copper gilt plate mounted with circular silver strap "First West York Regular Militia" with silver rose to centre. Two hooks and two studs to reverse. Baldric. White buckskin example still attached to the shoulder belt plate; reverse with ink "Dyson". Gorget. A fine gilt example of universal Georgian pattern retaining original silk rosettes and ribbons. Red oxide reverse. Epaulettes. Splendid pair of gold lace straps with twist wire borders and double row of tassels, each bearing Garter Star and retaining gilt regimental button. Buttons. Card of nine pristine gilt coatee buttons. Shako Chin Scales. Fine pair of black slk lined gilt scales with fire gilt rose head bosses. Sword Knot. A fine white buckskin example. Spurs. A rare pair of Georgian Officer's steel spurs retaining securing chains, the rowels being George III silver 1805 Irish tokens. Attributed to John H. Dyson, 1st West York Militia. Lieutenant 22nd August, 1803; Captain 13th November, 1804; Major 9th September, 1815.
    1st Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers 1861 attributed Officer's sword by Wilkinson. A good scarce steel three bar hilt example with wire bound fishskin grip. The 82.5 cm blade, numbered 11038 indicating 1861, is etched one side with floral decoration, crown, strung bugle and 'Wiltshire / 1 / Rifles' ab well as a panel bearing the owner's initials 'E.D.F.'; the reverse again with floral designs, crowned VR cypher and the forte bearing 'Henry Wilkinson, Pall Mall, London'. Housed it its steel scabbard retaining both loose rings. Attributed to Edward Dean Fisher who joined 1st Wilts RV as an Ensign in 1860, promoted Lieutenant in May 1861. 1863 came 12th in Royal Hospital Chelsea commissions exam with a score 4455 so in July resigned his volunteer commission and purchased his commission as a Cornet in 7th Hussars. In July 1870 he became a Captain by purchase and in September exchanged into 4th Hussars. He was posted to India where in 1875 he assumed the duties of Assistant Quartermaster General at Rawal Pindee. Sadly he died of cholera 8th August 1876 at Murree, aged just 38. He left a wife, Agnus, who passed away in 1932 at Bath aged 83.
    1th Middlesex (St. George’s) Volunteer Rifle Corps Victorian 1859 Birmingham hallmarked silver pouch belt plate. A very fine example by JB on four screw posts. Laurel sprays, surmounted by a crown resting on a blank tablet, surrounding St. George and the Dragon on a darkened seeded backing plate.
    20th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteers Victorian post 1880 pouch belt plate. A good die-stamped blackened brass example on two screw posts. Laurel wreath surmounted by crowned “MR” cypher with “20” resting on a scroll inscribed “Artists”, to the centre the conjoined heads of Mars and Minerva and “Cum Marte Minerva”. Badge designed by J.W. Wyon the famous medal designer who served as a private in the Corps. Unit raised as 38th Middlesex RV, renumbered 20th in 1880. Attached to Rifle Brigade in 1881 and became 28th County of London (Artists Rifles) in 1908. 1947 became 21 Special Air Service (Artists)
    21st (Empress of India) Lancers Magnificent Pair Officers lance caps. An outstanding and extremely rare Full dress and Foul weather pattern Lance Caps worn by Lieutenant Colonel R.E Cecil DSO. Comprising: Full Dress Lance Cap The skull of black patent leather with the upper portion of French Grey melton cloth, with gold gimp cord across the top and down the angles. To the left side is a gold bullion rosette with embroidered Regimental device of a VR Cypher onto a velvet ground. The gilt lance cap plate is mounted with silvered Victorian Crown Royal Arms, Battle Honour Khartoum, Regimental device and title scroll. Patent leather peak with gold bullion lines. Two gilt metal lion head boss’s support chin chain with velvet backing. Leather sweatband to the interior, this bearing an ink name of R E Cecil. Also to the interior crimson silk lining, this now with age wear. Gilt remains fresh, small moth holes to the crown Plume absent. Contained in original metal storage tin, this with brass engraved name plate and Regimental Tittle. Officer Foul Weather Undress Lance Cap A very good rare example, of black patent leather or American cloth. Mounted with plain boss. Tailored with two giltmetal lion head boss, supporting a velvet backed gilt chin chain and to the rear a gilt hook and ring for lines Soft brown leather sweatband and crimson silk lining. The cap with minor age wear, paper now stuck to the crown. Complete with original metal storage tin, this again with brass engraved name plate.
    21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers Officer’s lance cap plate circa 1902-14. A superb rare example. The copper gilt fluted rayed back plate with a silver overlay mount, comprising, the post 1901 Royal Arms, crossed lances, “VRI” cypher and Battle Honour “Khartoum”, above; sprays of laurel and palm and full Regimental title “21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers”.
    21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers Trooper's lance cap circa 1901. A good scarce turn of the century example with patent leather body, peak and crown, the latter with ornate gilt metal fleur bosses to each corner. Regimental lance plate to front with single battle honour “Khartoum”. Lion’s head bosses support brass and leather-backed chin chain. Woollen cord boss with King’s Crown, VRI cypher button to centre supports a white horsehair plume mounted in a metal plume holder. Leather and waxed cotton lining to the interior. Good clean condition, with a little age wear and fading to boss and central line.
    21st (Wigan) Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian pouch belt plate circa 1860. A good rare example on two of four screw posts. Blackened laurel wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a blank tablet. Within the wreath, mounted on the finely seeded backing plate, a silvered strap "Wigan Volunteer Rifles" with central rose in relief. Formed 20th January, 1860 at Wigan forming part of 4th Admin. Bn at Eccles. 4th became 1st VB Manchester Regiment in 1888 and formed regiment's 5th Bn. 1st April, 1908.
    21st Lancers Victorian Officer’s lance cap plate circa 1897-98. A very fine and rare short-lived example. Copper gilt fluted rayed triangular back plate with large silver mount incorporating the Royal Arms, lances, laurel sprays and bi-part scroll “21st Lancers”. Extreme central tip AF otherwise an exceptional example. 21st converted from Hussars to Lancers on 31st March 1897. Redesignated 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers in December 1898.
    22nd Light Dragoons 19th Century Attributed Officer Miniature Portrait. A fine quality water colour on paper portrait of Captain James Boalth. He is seen head and shoulder wearing dark blue coatee with white facings. Also clearly seen is his white baldric with rectangular gilt shoulder belt plate. Unsigned, mounted into an ebony frame. The reverse with an old ink label stating the portrait is 1820 and is Capt J Boalth his age being 26 years. Overall size 12 x 14 cm. James Boalth was appointed a Cornet in 1812 and Lieutenant in 1813. He saw action during the Mahratta campaign of 1817-18, he was present at the siege of Talneir, the capture of Sindwah and the Battle of Maheidpore. The latter earning him the Army of India Medal. In 1829 he was listed on the 1/2 pay roll and in 1841 was serving as a Lieutenant in the 13th Light Dragoons.
    23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Foot Victorian Officer's shoulder belt plate circa 1840-55 by Andrews 9 Pall Mall London A very fine scarce example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with burnished edges mounted with large flaming grenade; on the ball a circlet inscribed “Royal Welch Fusiliers” surmounted by a silver crown. Centrally, Prince of Wales’s plumes with silver coronet and “XXIII” in gilt beneath. Reverse retains original fixings comprising two hooks and two studs.
    24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine rare die-stamped brass example. Crowned strap “2nd Warwickshire”; voided centre with Sphinx on “Egypt” plinth resting on “24”. Brass loops North and South. Minor service wear. (KK 458) During the period this badge was worn, the 24th fought the Zulus at Battle of Isandhlwana and during the gallant Defence of Rorke’s Drift. Following Cardwell's reforms, 24th became South Wales Borderers on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good rare die-stamped brass example. Crowned strap “2nd Warwickshire”; voided centre with Sphinx on “Egypt” plinth resting on “24”. Brass loops North and South. Some service wear. Became South Wales Borderers on Friday 1st July, 1881. During the period this badge was worn, the 24th fought the Zulus at Battle of Isandhlwana and during the gallant Defence of Rorke’s Drift.
    24th (Post Office) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Victorian post 1880 Officer’s pouch belt plate. A fine ornate die-stamped silvered example on four screw posts. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by an Imperial style Crown; a Maltese cross with balls to the tips and dragons between the arms. The top and bottom arms of the cross bear the three seaxes of Middlesex. The left and right arms bear the letter “T” surmounted by the Crown of HSH the Duke of Teck (Hon. Colonel of the regiment from 1880 until his death in 1900). Between the top arm of the cross and the Crown, a Bishop’s mitre; below the lower arm and the wreath, a strung bugle. To the centre of the cross, a circlet inscribed “Saint Martin’s le Grand” encircling a shield. Across the base of the wreath, a tri-part scroll inscribed “Post Office, XXIV Middlesex Rifle Regiment”. 49th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers formed at the General Post Office 13th February 1868; renumbered 24th in September 1880. 24th supplied personnel for the Army Post Office Corps for active service overseas.
    24th Foot Zulu War Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp. A fine rare silver and gilt example with low matching numbers (10) to both halves circa 1856-1881. Circlet inscribed “2nd Warwickshire Regiment”; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver Crown over “24”. Universal pattern rococo ends. Lower rivet securing crown now loose otherwise excellent. (Ryan 37) This was the pattern clasp worn by Officer's of the 24th (later South Wales Borderers) whilst in South Africa, at the disastrous engagement at Isandhlwana on the 22nd January 1879 and at the gallant Defence of Rorke’s Drift.
    25th Indian Cavalry (Frontier Force) Officer's pouch circa 1903-22. A fine and scarce example. Scarlet melton face, edged with three quarter inch gold lace, bearing gold bullion laurel wreath with five padded blue velvet scrolls inscribed with the Regiment's battle honours "Delhiď, Lucknow, Charasia, Kabul 1879, Afghanistan 1878-80". Within the wreath, a tri-part scroll inscribed "Frontier Force Cavalry" with "25" above surmounted by a crown. Red Morocco covered box with ornate gilt ends and plain belt loops (one with old repair). The reverse of pouch now with moth damage, this not affecting its appearance. Minor service wear. Raised in 1849 as 5th Punjab Cavalry and became 25th Cavalry (Frontier Force) in 1903; amalgamated with the 22nd Cavalry in 1922 as 12th Cavalry (Frontier Force).
    26th Madras Infantry Victorian Indian Army Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-1903 A very fine rare silver and gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Madras Infantry”; the finely seeded gilt centre mounted with silver seeded “26”. Became 86th Carnatic Infantry in 1903 then 10th Bn 3rd Madras Regt in 1922; disbanded 1926.
    28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A very fine die-stamped brass example. Strap incribed “North Gloucestershire” surmounted by Sphinx on “Egypt” plinth; “28”’ to voided centre. Reverse with brass loops North and South. (KK 466) Whist this glengarry badge was in service, the 28th served in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malacca and Penang. As a result of Cardwell's reforms 28th became 1st Bn. The Gloucestershire Regt. on Friday 1st July, 1881 whilst under the command of Lt. Col. Francis Brodigan.
    28th Foot (N. Gloucestershire) Victorian Crimea War Period box pattern epaulettes. A scarce pair of Officer’s box pattern epaulettes introduced in 1830. The gold lace strap is mounted with a Regimental pattern button and to the base a fire gilt crescent supporting fine twist wire tassels. The underside with leather backing to the strap and padded cushion. Retaining gilt locking plate with tailor’s details of W & T Buckmaster. Bullion remains fresh and bright. Near VGC. Contained in original shaped storage tin.
    29th (Worcestershire) Regiment Georgian / Victorian Officer’s gilt coatee button circa 1825-55 by Charles Jennens, London. A fine gilt closed back example on shank, “29” within a wreath. Charles Jennens, London backmark with Prince of Wales's plumes mark.
    29th (Worcestershire) Regiment Victorian Officer’s “Albert” pattern shako plate circa 1848-55. A fine rare gilt example on two replacement loops. Crowned star mounted with full laurel wreath and Garter; centrally, a crowned lion on a torse. Minor service wear.
    2nd (Chippenham) VB Wiltshire Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1887-96. A good scarce die-stamped brass example on loops. Crowned circlet inscribed “Wilts Regt. 2nd Volr. Battn.”. To the voided centre, a cross pattée bearing Duke’s coronet and cypher “AEA” (Alfred Ernest Albert, second son of Queen Victoria) to the centre. Slight blemish on neck of crown occasioned during manufacture. 2nd Wiltshire RV’s became a VB of the regiment on Friday 1st July 1881 however not designated 2nd VB until 1st December 1887 with headquarters at Chippenham. The battalion wore green uniforms with black facings. Many of it’s members served in the Boer War resulting in the Battalion being awarded the honour “South Africa 1900-02” in 1905.
    2nd (Leeds) West Yorkshire Engineer Volunteers Victorian Officer's pouch belt plate. A fine rare die-stamped silver plated example on two screw posts. Set within a crowned shield with raised border '2nd W Yrs Engineer Volunteers Leeds', the Arms of Leeds on two tier scroll 'For Home and Fatherland' with Union spray below. Very minor service wear. Formed 25th March, 1861. Sub-title “Leeds” added in 1864.
    2nd (Prince of Wales’s) Devon Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1880-85. A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example. Crowned Maltese cross with lions between the arms, mounted with circlet “Prince of Wales’ 2nd Devon Rifle Vols.” with Prince of Wales’s plumes to voided centre. Three screw posts to reverse. HQ at Plymouth. Became 2nd VB Devonshire Regt. in 1885.
    2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good die-stamped brass example on brass loops (East and West). Strap inscribed “Queen’s Royal” surmounted by a Paschal Lamb; "2"’ to voided centre. (KK 421)
    2nd Derby Militia (Chatsworth Rifles) Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1855-78. A very fine and scarce die-stamped unmarked silver example. Resting in a pierced rose wreath an oval Garter surmounted by a Ducal Crown, to the centre an ornate shield charged with three stag’s heads; a scroll across the base of the wreath inscribed “Cavendo Tutus”. Mirrored backing plate. Four screw posts to reverse. Raised 12th January 1855, designed as a Chatsworth Rifles 22nd May 1855. Became 3rd Bn. Derbyshire Regiment on 1st July 1881 amalgamating with 5th Bn on 1st April 1891.
    2nd Derby Militia (Chatsworth Rifles) Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1880. A very fine and scarce die-stamped gilt metal example on four screw posts. Resting in a pierced rose wreath an oval Garter surmounted by a Ducal Crown, to the centre an ornate shield charged with three stag’s heads; a scroll across the base of the wreath inscribed “Cavendo Tutus”.
    2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) Officer’s helmet plate circa 1910-14. A very fine and scarce example comprising a faceted silver twelve pointed star mounted with gilt pierced Garter on a rich blue enamel ground. To the centre, a silver GvR Cypher set on a translucent red enamel ground. Four screw posts to reverse. Minor service wear.
    2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) Victorian Cavalry NCO’s 1890 hallmarked silver arm badge by Reynolds & Westwood. A fine and rare silver Eagle resting on tablet inscribed “Waterloo” of hollow construction with flat backplate bearing 1890 Birmingham hallmarks and R & W maker's mark. The loops to reverse replaced with brooch pin probably whilst in service. Regiment commanded by Lt.Col. William Allan Maclean 1887-91. The eagle is borne by the regiment to commemorate Sgt Charles Ewart of the Royal Scots Greys who captured the French standard of the 45th Veteran Regiment of the Line at Waterloo.
    2nd King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles (Sirmoor Rifles) Officer’s 1909 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate by Firmin & Sons.. A very fine scarce example on five screw posts by F&S bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1909, darkened with burnished silver highlights. Crowned laurel wreath bearing honour scrolls “Bhurtpore” “Sobraon” “Kandahar 1880” “Punjab Frontier” “Aliwal” “Kabul 1879” “Afganistan 1878-80” and “Tirah”. Mounted to the centre, crossed kukris surmounted by ERI Cypher with SRR cypher and “Delhi” below. Mounted across the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “King Edward's Own”.
    2nd Life Guards Officer’s State pattern sword. A good scarce Edward VII period example, the single edged spear point blade with retailer’s name of Hawkes & Co. London and is etched with a Crowned EVIIR Cypher and battle honours “Peninsula”, “Waterloo” , the last being “South Africa 1899-1900” and “Paardeberg”. The reverse again with Crowned Regimental Crest. The plated guard is mounted with entwined gilt metal letters L.G 2 surmounted by a Crown and bears gilt metal stud decoration. Shagreen grip with twist wire binding. Housed in original steel scabbard with gilt metal mounts and two loose rings. The sword has minor age wear, etching remains clear and has been re-plated during it’s working life.
    2nd Life Guards, Military General Service Medal (1793-1814). A good scarce example awarded to "D. Potter, 2nd Life Guards" with clasp "Vittoria". Lacquered, some edge knocks, generally good condition. David Potter is confirmed on the MGS roll which states this medal was sold by Sotheby's in February, 1912 and Bosleys in June 2003. 62 members of the 2nd Life Guards who fought at the battle on 21st June 1813 qualified for the clasp "Vittoria"
    2nd Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR’s glengarry badge. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on loops. Crowned strap inscribed “2nd Nottinghamshire R.V.”, the Arms of Nottingham to voided centre.
    2nd Royal Guernsey Militia Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-14. A fine and scarce gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and strap “Pro Aris Rege Et Focis”, the centre with Arms of Guernsey in silver on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “Royal Guernsey Militia” surmounted by silver strung bugle with “2”. Across the top of the wreath a silver scroll inscribed “Diex Aie”.
    2nd Shropshire Rifle Volunteer Corps Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1880-88. A good scarce die-stamped silver plated example with Hobson & Sons, 1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, London W. oval tablet to reverse which bears three screw posts. Crowned Maltese cross with lions between the arms. On the cross, within a circlet inscribed “2nd Shropshire Rifle Volunteer Corps”, a strung bugle on a burnished ground.
    2nd Somerset Militia Victorian Officer’s cased coatee epaulettes circa 1842-55.. A splendid pair of the 1830 box pattern epaulettes. The strap of each in silver lace with thin black lines; large silver terrent and complete with bullion tassels and silver regimental button; Underside of each lined in red Morocco leather with padded silk cushion and complete with 1842 Buckmaster patent metal fixing plates. Housed in their crimson velvet lined fitted japanned storage tin complete with carrying handle, hasp and staple. Raised on 22nd February 1759 at Bath. Became 4th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry on Friday 1st July 1881.
    2nd Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s post 1880 helmet plate. A very fine die-stamped silver-plated example. Crowned Maltese cross, lions between the arms, bearing circlet inscribed “2nd Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteers”; Tower of London to voided centre. Three loops to reverse.
    2nd VB Essex Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96. A fine scarce die-stamped brass example on two loops. Crowned circlet inscribed “Essex 2nd Volr. Battn”; to the voided centre, the Castle surmounted by the Sphinx resting on a blank tablet, below the castle the Key and Motto. Minor verdigris to base of loops otherwise excellent. at Colchester
    2nd VB North Staffordshire Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96. A good scarce die-stamped white metal example on brass loops North and South. Crowned circlet inscribed “North Staffordshire 2nd Volr. Battn”; Prince of Wales plumes to the voided centre. HQ at Walsall. The Battalion wore scarlet tunics with white facings and saw service in South Africa.
    2nd VB Suffolk Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96. Fine scarce die-stamped white metal crowned circlet inscribed “Suffolk 2nd Volr. Battn”; two tower castle with “Gibraltar” scroll to voided centre. Three loops. HQ at Bury St Edmunds.
    2nd VB Warwickshire Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet inscribed “Warwickshire 2nd Volr. Battn.”; Antelope to voided centre. HQ at Coventry
    31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A splendid die-stamped rich gilt example on loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter; “31” pierced to the seeded centre. 31st Foot became 1st Bn. East Surrey Regiment. on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment of Foot William IV / Victorian Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1830-47. A fine and very scarce gilt example. Rectangular plate mounted with silver crowned laurel wreath with “XXXI” to centre. The wreath rests on a tableau of honours “Talavera, Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Peninsula” with fasces beneath. Reverse retains original fixings comprising two hooks and two studs. Minor service wear. (Parkyn 264) Became 1st Bn East Surrey Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881 whilst commanded by Thomas Eaton Swettenham.
    33rd (1st Yorkshire, West Riding) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s gilt closed-back coatee button circa 1848-55. A good example by Jennens & Co. London, complete with shank. Crown over '33' within strap 'The Duke of Wellington's Regt.'. Some service wear to gilt
    33rd (The Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment of Foot Victorian pre 1855 Field Officer’s waist belt plate. A fine rare example. Burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver crowned "VR" cypher with “33” below. Attached belt loop present, detached one absent.
    33rd (The Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment of Foot, Victorian OR’s glengarry badge 1874-1881. A fine die-stamped brass example on brass loops (East and West). Crest of the Wellesley family surmounting strap “Duke of Wellington’s”,”‘33” to voided centre. (KK 478) The crest was granted to the regiment Waterloo Day (18th June) 1853.
    33rd (Tottenham & Edmonton) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860. A fine rare die-stamped lightly silvered example on two screw posts. Set on a lined cross with a beaded edge, a circlet “33 Middlesex”; cypher to lined centre. Raised boss on each arm of the cross. Formed 12th February, 1860 as part of 6th Admin Bn. Consolidated as ‘G’ Company, 3rd MC RVC in 1880; 3rd redesignated 1st VB Middlesex Regt. in 1881 but did not assume the title until 1898.
    34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot, Victorian Senior NCO’s glengarry badge circa 1874-1881. A very fine rare die-stamped gilt example on loops. Crowned Bath style cross set upon laurel sprays and resting on a scroll, “Arroyo Dos Molinos”. The arms of the cross emblazoned with battle honours.; to the centre “34” within a circlet “Cumberland Regiment”. The 34th was the only regiment who held the honour “Arroyo dos Molinos” which was granted on 30th May 1845. Became 1st Battalion Border Regt. on Friday 1st July 1881
    35th Sikh Infantry Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp. A fine scarce locally made silver and gilt example with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet ornamented with laurel wreath; seeded centre mounted with silver Crown over 35. Universal pattern rococo ends.
    36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s “pork pie” hat numerals circa 1840-74. A good scarce example in heavy gauge brass on two copper loops.
    36th (Herefordshire) Regiment Officer’s “Regency” shako plate circa 1825-29. A fine rare die-stamped example on horiizontal loops. Silvered Garter Star mounted with gilt four part scroll “Nivelle Salamanca Toulouse Peninsula” surmounted by a crown on “Vimiera” scroll. Within the scrolls a laurel wreath; to the centre, seeded “36” on “Firm” scroll.
    38th Middlesex (Artists) Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian Officer’s pouch circa 1860-80 A good scarce example of black grained leather edged with three quarter inch silver lace with central crimson stripe matching that of the belt. Silvered pouch ornament comprising a crowned laurel wreath, centrally “MR” cypher with “38” resting on a scroll inscribed “Artists”. Some service wear, leather closure tongue absent not affecting its appearance. Formed in 1860, renumbered 20th in 1880. Attached to Rifle Brigade in 1881. 1st April 1908 transferred to the new Territorial Force as 28th County of London (Artists Rifles). 1947 became 21 Special Air Service (Artists)
    3rd (Portsmouth) VB Hampshire Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1885-1901. A very fine die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and pplied circlet inscribed “Hampshire, 3rd Volr. Battn.”; Tiger to voided centre.
    3rd (The Sunderland) Durham Rifle Volunteers, Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1876-83. A fine rare die-stamped silvered example on screw posts. Imperial crowned oval strap “Nil Desperandum Auspice Deo”; to the voided centre a shield, bearing a sextant, surmounted by globe on torse. HQ Sunderland; redesignated 3rd (The Sunderland) VB The Durham Light Infantry in 1887
    3rd and 4th Militia Battalions Manchester Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1881-96. A fine die-stamped white metal example on loops. Crowned circlet inscribed “Manchester”, Arms of Manchester to voided centre.
    3rd Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1880. A fine scarce short-lived die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “3rd Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps”; strung bugle to voided centre. Redesignated as 2nd later that year.
    3rd Royal Jersey Light Infantry Edwardian Officer’s slouch hat badge circa 1905. A splendid rare, rich gilt die-stamped example following the design of the Officer's helmet plate mount viz. a laurel wreath and circlet inscribed “Royal Jersey Light Infantry”, the black velvet centre with strung bugle with “3” between the cords.Two loops to reverse.
    3rd Surrey Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1880-87 A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example on two screw posts. Crowned Maltese cross, with lions between the arms, bearing a circlet inscribed “Surrey Rifle Volunteer Corps”; to the domed centre, a strung bugle with “3” between the strings. Raised 13th March 1860 at Lambeth; redesignated 7th on 3rd September 1880 with headquarters at New Street, Kennington Park , renumbered 8th only 4 days later. Became a VB of the Royal West Surrey Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881; redesignated as 4th VB on 1st March 1883.
    3rd VB Hampshire Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1885-96. A fine die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Crowned circlet inscribed “Hampshire, 3rd Volr. Battn.”; Tiger to voided centre. HQ at Portsmouth
    3rd VB South Staffordshire Regiment Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on three loops. crowned Circlet “South Staffordshire, 3rd Volr. Battn.”; Stafford Knot to voided centre. HQ Wolverhampton
    3rd VB South Wales Borderers Edwardian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1901-08. A fine scarce silvered example of crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; to the black velvet centre, a gilt Dragon within a laurel wreath. To the base of the wreath, an applied gilt scroll “The South Wales Borderers” with supplementary scroll beneath “3rd Volunteer Battalion”. Three loops to reverse. Velvet stained otherwise a fine example. HQ at Pontypool. Reorganised as 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment on 1st April 1908.
    3rd VB South Wales Borderers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1885-1901. A good scarce die-stamped white metal example on two of three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and circlet “South Wales Borderers 3rd Volr Battn”, Dragon within laurel wreath to voided centre. Tip of 9 o’clock star tip slightly at fault otherwise excellent. (KK 1775). HQ at Pontypool
    3rd West India Regiment Victorian Field Officer’s Waist Belt Plate circa 1840-55. A fine rare example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with raised burnished gilt rim mounted with facetted silver star mounted with gilt crowned strap "West India Reg" within an oak wreath; domed centre mounted with seeded "3". Both fixed and detachable belt loops present
    43rd Foot (Monmouthshire LI) Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-81. A good scarce silver and gilt example as per 1855 Dress Regulations. Silver circlet inscribed “Monmouthshire Light Infantry”; seeded gilt centre mounted by a silver strung bugle with '43' lodged between the cords. Universal pattern rococo ends. Some wear to gilt and to silver high points. Became 1st Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry on 1st July 1881
    46th (South Devon) Regiment of Foot pre 1855 Officer’s shoulder belt plate. A good scarce example comprising a burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with cut silver star bearing gilt wreath, half of laurel, half of palm encircling crowned strap inscribed “South Devon” with “46” to the centre. On the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Dominica”. Reverse retains original fixings comprising two hooks and two studs. Some wear to gilt, small verdigris stain to wreath at 10 o'clock. (Parkyn 272) Dominica honour granted to the Regiment 9th February 1808. Regiment became 2nd Bn. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry in 1881.
    47th (The Lancashire) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A fine and scarce die-stamped gilt example on loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter with pierced stencilled numerals “47” to seeded centre, at the base of the laurels an applied gilt rose. (KK 164 Became 1st Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st July 1881.
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    4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards pre 1855 Victorian Officer's waist belt plate. A good rare undress example. Gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver shamrock wreath bearing crowned Maid of Erin Harp to centre resting on Star of the Most Illustrious Order of St.Patrick which is superimposed on the base of the wreath. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. Some wear to gilt, orb and cross surmounting Crown now absent.
    4th PWO Gurkha Rifles Officer’s pagri badge circa 1900. A fine and scarce unmarked silver example on hinged triangular pagri fitting. Maltese cross with balls to the points resting within a pair of crossed kukris; mounted on the cross, an ornate strung bugle with IV between the cords.
    4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards 1913 hallmarked silver pouch and pouch belt A fine 1913 hallmarked pouch by Bent & Parker bearing GvR cypher, black leather. with two bullion lines around the top, Associated pouch belt of crimson Morocco backed leather shamrock pattern gold lace with plated buckle, tip and slide. Good condition.
    4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards raely Victorian OR's helmet circa 1843-47. A very fine and rare other ranks example of the 1843 pattern helmet. Gilt metal skull surmounted by an ornamented scrolling embossed floral leaf crest, which supports a dark brown horsehair plume which cascades down the back. To the front rayed arched plate bearing Royal Arms and "Peninsula" over a band inscribed “4th or Royal Irish Dragn Guards ”. Large rose head bosses support the leather lined (relined ornate chin scales. Retains original deep leather sweatband. Minor service wear. Other rank's helmets of this pattern are extremely hard to find.
    4th Royal Lancashire Light Infantry Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A good die-stamped example. Crowned silver laurel wreath, the crown with gilt wash overlay; mounted within the wreath a gilt circlet inscribed “Royal Lancashire Light Infantry” with silver Crown, Rose and Bugle to centre on burnished gilt ground. Two loops to reverse. Gilt on crown worn, Top bracket securing centre AF otherwise VGC. (KK 1230) Raised 22nd March 1853 at Warrington. Became 3rd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881. This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1230- in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
    4th VB King’s Liverpool Regiment Victorian NCO’s helmet plate circa 1888-1901. A good scarce die-stamped silvered example on three loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath, and mounted with circlet inscribed “Liverpool 4th Volr. Battn.”; rearing horse to voided centre. HQ 77 Shaw Street, Liverpool
    4th West India Regiment Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1862-69. A fine rare short-lived silver and gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed in silver letters “West India Regiment“; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver crowned "4". Universal pattern rococo ends. 4th West India Regt. was reformed 12th November, 1862 and disbanded in 1869.
    4th West London Rifle Volunteers (Kensington) post 1864 Victorian Officer’s shako plate. A very fine and scarce silver plated example on loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and strap inscribed “West London Rifles”; Victorian Arms of Kensington to the centre. West London title added in July 1864. New Kensington Arms granted in 1901.
    4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Officer’s 1936 hallmarked silver cap badge JR Gaunt and Sons. A fine die-cast example on stout loops with mounted centre. Birmingham hallmarks. Regiment gained the distinction Royal in 1935.
    50th (Queen’s Own) Regiment, Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-81. An extremely fine and rare rich gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; the black velvet centre with gilt numerals “50”. Mounted on the top of the wreath, a silver scroll “Queen’s Own”; mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver Sphinx on "Egypt" tablet. Became 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding) or King’s Own Light Infantry Victorian Officer’s 1844-55 “Albert” shako plate. An exceptionally fine and rare die-stamped example. Rich gilt crowned star, the principal rays bearing battle honours. Mounted on the star, within an open wreath half laurel, half palm, a curled bugle with gilt “51” to burnished gilt centre. On the junction of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Peninsula”. Reverse retains both original horizontal loops and all four wires behind the crown. Top pearl on cross absent. During the period this plate was worn, 51st saw service in Van Dieman’s Land (now Tasmamia, Australia), Burmah and India. Embarked for Malta and the Crimea in the summer of 1855 but the fall of Sebastopol negated the final leg of the journey and it remained in Malta.
    52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot Important Officer's Waterloo Medal & Hallmarked Silver Shoulder Belt Plate worn at Waterloo.. A rare opportunity to acquire a piece of history actually worn at the Battle of Waterloo, the 52nd being instrumental in winning the Battle by routing Napoleon's famous Imperial Guard (Garde Impériale) . A splendid pair, the Waterloo Medal impressed "QUAR. MAST. BEN. SWEETEN. 1st. BATT. 52nd REG. FOOT." Small edge knock at 8 o'clock otherwise excellent ... together with his rare 1813 hallmarked silver shoulder belt plate which he is believed to have been wearing at the Battle of Waterloo. The rectangular plate is mounted with a crowned laurel wreath in which rests an oval strap inscribed "Oxfordshire Regiment"; to the centre LII over a strung bugle. Reverse retains original hooks and studs and is complete with its original chamois leather lining. Quarter Master Benjamin Sweeten was a long serving member of the 52nd who was appointed to this rank on the 22nd April 1813, the hallmark year of the silver shoulder belt plate. He is confirmed on the Waterloo medal roll and there can be no doubt that her wore this plate on the field of Waterloo on that fateful day. Whilst serving in the ranks he was present with the Regiment during the Peninsula Campaign and the Regimental history states he was present at the actions of Vittoria, Pyrenees, Action above Vera, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Tarbes and Toulouse. He died in 1832 and therefore no Military General Service Medal was awarded. In 1816 he was placed on the Half Pay List. Returning to his native Barnard Castle he became Landlord of the Waterloo Inn. This old warrior now rests in a family plot in St. Mary's Church, Barnard Castle. His gravestone inscribed ""Here lie deposited the remains of Benjamin SWEETEN late Quartermaster His Majesty's Fifty Second Light Infantry Regiment and husband of Sarah SWEETEN his surviving and disconsolate widow who in return for the great years of happiness she enjoyed during their union caused this stone to be erected as a tribute of love and affection to his departed worth. He ceased to be mortal at Barnard Castle December 13th 1832 in the sixty third year of his age." To quote from http://waterloocommittee.org.uk excellent article by Nigel Sale : The 52nd was the middle of the three battalions of General Adam’s Light Brigade. On the 52nd’s left was the 2nd/95th, the Rifle Brigade, and on its right the 71st of Foot, the Highland Light Infantry. Adam’s Brigade stood immediately to the right of 3rd/1st Guards. Colonel Colborne, commanding the 52nd, had watched the Garde form up and approach. Recognising the seriousness of the threat and acting entirely on his own initiative, he ordered two companies forward as skirmishers to delay the advancing French, while he led the rest of the 52nd some three to four hundred yards down the forward slope and wheeled them to a position parallel with the Garde column. Only Peninsular veterans, such as the 52nd, could have been trusted to carry out such a manoeuvre. General Adam dashed up and asked what Colborne intended to do: he received a suitably succinct reply. The 52nd then advanced, fired a volley on the move, and went in with the bayonet. The Garde battalions, caught by surprise, nevertheless managed to return fire and caused about 140 casualties to the 52nd, but then wavered and broke. All, bar perhaps the tail-end two or three battalions, fled in panic. Their panic, maintained by the energetic pursuit, spread instantly to almost the entire French Army, which fled the field in complete disorder. Many present noted a sudden inexplicable silence when the firing ceased. That is how the French Army was defeated, according to William Leeke, Ensign in the 52nd and carrying the Regimental Colour. But if any doubt about the 52nd’s terminal effect on Napoleon’s hopes still lingers, there are at least three French accounts that confirm Leeke’s evidence. All three attribute defeat to the attack on the Garde’s left flank; one account correctly names the 52ndRegiment. Another describes how ‘At the end of the day, a charge directed against their flank…put them in disorder….a complete panic at once spread itself throughout the whole field of battle…In an instant the whole army was nothing but a mass of confusion… What happened next was crucially important both to the success of the 52nd and to proving the truth about the 52nd’s feat of arms. In a move that can only be described as tactically inspired, Colborne did not advance straight towards the French Lines leaving French troops in force behind him but, instead, led his Regiment half way across the battlefield roughly in parallel with the Allied Line, threatening the flanks of other attacking units and, thus, sweeping the French away to the south, their line of retreat. As the 52nd reached the road that ran through the centre of the British line, at a point just south of the farm called La Haye Sainte, Colborne halted to straighten his formation before turning south to continue his pursuit. At this moment the Duke of Wellington, Lord Uxbridge and a staff officer galloped up, having left the Allied Line several hundred yards behind them. “Well done Colborne, well done!” cried the Duke, “Go on, don’t let them rally”.
    53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine scarce die-stamped brass example on brass loops North and South. Crowned strap inscribed “Shropshire Regiment”, ‘53’ to voided centre. (KK 512)
    53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A good die-stamped brass example on loops. Crowned laurel wreath and Garter, the seeded centre voided with stencilled '53'. Following Cardwell’s reforms of the Army, 53rd became 1st Bn King’s Light Infantry on 1st July 1881, later KSLI.
    53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot) Officer’s belltop shako circa 1829-44. A magnificent example of beaver with patent leather peak and crown. Large rich fire gilt crowned star mounted with diamond-cut silver star, upon which rests a gilt Maltese cross, its arms inscribed with battle honours. Within a circlet inscribed “Shropshire Regiment” the numerals “53”. Woollen ball tuft of white over red with original boss with acanthus leaf motif. Red Moroccan leather sweatband and crimson silk lining to interior. Lining retains its original paper label for Hawkes, Moseley and Sons, No. 14 Piccadilly. Housed in its original black japanned special shaped tin. Shako is in excellent condition.very fresh. Hawkes, Moseley and Sons operated from 14 Piccadilly 1821-1852. During the period this shako was worn, the regiment served from 1829 -1840 at Malta, Gibraltar and the Ionian Islands. In 1844 the regiment embarked for service in India were it stayed for sixteen years.
    57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s cross belt plate circa 1840-55. A fine scarce example in heavy die-stamped brass. Rectangular plate with raised designs comprising the crown over “57”, the latter within a laurel wreath; above the crown the honour scroll, “Albuhera”. Unusually with four brass loops to reverse. The Middlesex Regiment earned the soubriquet “The Die-Hards” from the Battle of Albuhera on 16th May 1811 when the British engaged a much larger French force resulting in heavy British casualties. Colonel Inglis of the 57th (later 1st Bn Middlesex) was wounded but refused to be carried from the field but insisted on being placed by the Colours and urged his men on with cries of “Die hard, my men, die hard”. Out of the 570 all ranks the 57th fielded that day, 22 Officers and 400 men were killed or wounded.
    58th Foot (Rutlandshire) 1877-79 South Africa A good scarce example awarded to “29/1829 Pte C Lamprey 58th Foot”.
    59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1820-46. A fine scarce example. Burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver laurel wreath with crown above; to the centre milled “LIX” over a pierced, rope edged, arching scroll “Bhurtpore”. Above the crown, a rope edged tri-part scroll “Java Peninsula Nive”; another below the wreath “Vittoria Corunna St. Sebastian”. Reverse retains original fixings, comprising two hooks at the top and two studs at the bottom. Some wear to gilt otherwise GC. (Parkyn 257)
    59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good die-stamped brass example on brass loops North and South. Reverse of “9” stamped “1216” with resulting marking to obverse. Become 2nd Bn. East Lancashire Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881
    5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards Officers 1871 pattern helmet. A magnificent and scarce example by an Officer of the 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards. Fire gilt skull decorated with laurel leaves; to the front a helmet plate of silvered cut star overlaid with a fire gilt title strap inscribed “P.C.W. Dragoon Guards” encircling a silvered numeral “5” set on a gilt ground. A gilt fluted spike supports the white over red regimental pattern horsehair plume with its gilt rose boss. To each side, a rose head boss which supports the gilt and red leather backed interlocking chin chain. Cotton lining to the interior. The lining is part shot. Overall a superb specimen.
    5th Company Coldstream Guards EIIR Colour. A fine rare uniface Union flag, the central Cross of St. George nearing bullion embroidered padded crown over St. George slaying the Dragon with scroll "V" below. 22 x 17 inches overall.
    5th Royal Irish Lancers OR's lance cap plate circa 1905-14. A good die-stamped brass fluted triangular plate bearing Royal Arms, shamrock sprays, Maid of Erin Harp, honour scrolls "Blenheim" "Oudenarde" "Ramillies" "Malplaquet" "Suakin 1885" "Defence of Ladysmith" and "South Africa 1899-1902", and title scroll "Fifth Royal Irish Lancers". Two screw posts to reverse.
    6 Scots Guards menu holders / place settings A superb set in form of Officers cap badges / Unmarked silver Thistle Stars with applied gilt centres bearing motto and Thistle on a green enamel ground.
    60th Foot (KRRC) Victorian Pair of Victorian Cloak Chains A most unusual attractive pair fashioned from two pouch belt plates with connecting chain. Arms of each reinforced, original fittings replaced
    62nd (The Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot 19th Century Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1830-55 A fine rare example. Rectangular gilt plate with canted corners mounted with a crowned silver facetted ‘hobnail’ cross pattee , the arms with a raised border bearing the honours 'Peninsula Sobraon Nive Ferozeshah'. Centrally, within a gilt laurel wreath, silver '62' on a lined ground. Reverse retains original fixings, comprising two hooks at the top and two studs at the bottom and complete with original leather liner. Excellent The 62nd saw a great deal of action in the Crimea notably on 5th April 1855 attack on the Quarries and the final assault on the Redan on 8th September 1855.
    62nd Foot (Wiltshire) Crimean War “Albert” pattern shako plate circa 1839-55. A scarce OR’s excavated die-stamped brass example. Crowned raised circular wreath, half of oak, half of laurel; within the wreath on a lined ground, the numerals “62” . Original lead soldered iron loops now absent otherwise in remarkable condition for an excavated item. The 62nd saw a great deal of action in the Crimea notably the 5th April 1855 attack on the Quarries and the final assault on the Redan on 8th September 1855.
    64th (2nd Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A very fine die-stamped brass example on brass loops North and South. Crowned strap inscribed “2nd Staffordshire”; Stafford Knot over ‘64’ to voided centre. (KK 526).
    68th (Durham Light Infantry) Regiment Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78 A very fine rare gilt example on loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter with curled bugle to voided centre bearing ‘68’ in the curl. Central wire gauze backing. Tiny fracture to neck of one side of orb otherwise excellent.
    69th Foot (South Lincolnshire) Victorian senior NCO’s shako plate circa 1869-78. An exceptionally fine and scarce example on loops. Within a gilt crowned laurel wreath, the Garter; stencilled '69' pierced in the seeded centre. Became 2nd Bn. The Welsh Regt. on Friday 1st July 1881.
    6th Bn. East Surrey Regiment post 1908 Officer’s pouch belt plate. A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example on four screw posts. Crowned Maltese cross bearing circlet “The East Surrey Regt. 6th Battalion”, to the centre, an eight pointed star bearing the Arms of Guildford. The top arm of the cross inscribed “South Africa 1900-02”. HQ Kingston on Thames
    6th Gurkha Rifles Officer’s pouch belt plate, whistle and chains. A good cast native silver example attributed to Colonel A.D Cornish DSO MC and Bar. Laurel wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a blank tablet. Within the wreath a Maltese cross, lions between the angles, with ”Gurkha Rifles” circlet to centre. Within the circlet crossed kukris with “6” below. Beneath the cross, the single honour "Burma 85-87". Two of three screw posts to reverse ... together with circular floral boss mounted with lion's mask, the ring in his mouth supporting three strand chain terminating in a whistle housed in its ornate holder. Screw fittings.
    6th Prince of Wales's Bengal Cavalry Officer's pouch circa 1902-06. A fine and scarce example. Scarlet melton cloth face with bullion laurel wreath bearing four honours "Punniah, Sobraon, Moodkee, Ferozeshah". Within the wreath, bullion "BC" cypher overlaid with silver Prince of Wales's plumes, surmounted by a Crown with "VI" beneath and scroll inscribed "Bengal Cavalry". Red Morocco lined metal pouch with floreate gilt ends and plain belt loops. Minor dulling and service wear with one or two stitching faults to honours and very minor moth to reverse not affecting its fine appearance.
    6th VB King’s Liverpool Regiment Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1888-1901. A fine scarce silvered example. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the replacement crimson velvet centre with Old English scroll “Nec Aspera Terrent” surmounting the White Horse of Hanover in gilt. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a gilt tri-part scroll “The Liverpool Regiment” with drooping supplementary scroll below “6th Volunteer Battalion”. Three loops to reverse. HQ at 59/61 Everton Road, Liverpool. Transferred to Territorial Force as 8th Battalion 1st April, 1908.
    70th (Surrey) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s Shako circa 1869-78 by Webb & Bonella. A splendid rare Colonel's example with dark blue melton cloth body and crown, patent leather peak. Three bands of quarter inch gold lace to top of the crown, one row around the base. To the front a fire gilt plate of Crowned laurel wreath and Garter with stencilledvoided "7o" to seeded centre. Complete with original white over red wool pom-pom (boss absent). and velvet backed chin chain supported by gilt rose pattern bosses and at the rear by a gilt lion’s mask. The interior retains its crimson silk topped leather sweatband and crimson quilted silk lining, with tailor’s stamp. The gilt remains very bright and fresh, small moth nips to the edge of the crown, not effecting the overall appearance ... Housed in its original japanned storage tin. 70th Foot became 2nd Bn. East Surrey Regiment. on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot 1807 hallmarked silver shoulder belt plate of Lieut-Colonel George Maddison. A very fine and extremely rare die-stamped silver example by WW bearing London hallmarks for 1807. Rectangular plate with rounded corners bearing crown over "77". Reverse with single hook and two studs. Together with the relic buckskin sword belt retaining sword slings with lion's mask billets ... included is one of Maddison's coatee buttons being an openback silver plated example displaying a crowned "77" within a French scroll with Firmin & Westall, Strand backmark. George Maddison was born at Lea, Lincolnshire 24th November, 1762. Ensign 65th Foot 21st April, 1779; Lieutenant 3rd May, 1780; Captain 23rd October, 1792; Major 1st September, 1795; Lieut-Colonel 25th March, 1805. Exchanged into 77th Foot 21st November, 1806 and sold out of the Army 16th November 1809 having served in Ceylon, Cape of Good Hope and the Walcheren Campaign. Died at Bailey Hall, Hertford 5th August, 1816 and buried at Hertingfordbury Church 9th August.
    7th (Deeside Highland) Bn Gordon Highlanders Officer’s TD casualty group. A fine long service group awarded to Captain William Forsyth. 1914/15 Star (Capt Gord Highrs), British War Medal and Victory Medal (Capt), Territorial Decoration (GvR) engraved to the reverse “Capt W. Forsyth 7th Gordon Highlanders 7.1.15”, Volunteer Long Service Medal (EDVIIR Impressed naming) “5787 Sjt 2nd V.B. Rl. Hrds”. These are mounted court style for display. The group is accompanied by a hallmarked silver 1885 dated regimental medallion of the East Lothian & Berwickshire Yeomanry Cavalry. The obverse engraved with a mounted trooper and bearing Edinburgh hallmarks. The reverse engraved “Presented by Lt Col The Rt Hon the Earl of Haddington to William Forsyth as the proficient recruit in Sword Exercise 1886” Also includes his 2nd VB Black Watch white metal glengarry badge his Gordon Highlanders Officer’s glengarry badge (Within an ivy wreath bearing the legend “Bydand” across the base, the crest of the Marquis of Huntly (in relief, a stag’s head with antlers, coronet below). ) with stout pin to reverse and his fine unmarked silver clan badge being the crest of the Marquis of Huntly with a lined strap inscribed “Bydand”. Stout pin to reverse. Captain William Forsyth was a native of Cockburnspath, he joined the 2nd VB KOSB in 1879, later transferring to the Lothian & Berwickshire Yeomanry, which he served with for 12 years. In civilian life, he was a student in law and qualified as a solicitor. He once again transferred, this time to the 2nd VB Royal Highlanders before being commissioned into the Gordon Highlanders. At the outbreak of WW1 he was serving as a Captain with the 7th Bn and embarked to France. On the 14th October 1915, his Company was in the front line, at 3.45 in the afternoon the Royal Artillery opened up with howitzers. The Germans opposite the Gordons fired three Trench Mortars, which landed directly into the trench, Captain Forsyth was wounded and succumbed to his wounds on the 20th.
    7th (or Royal Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s pre 1881 Shoulder Cords. A rare pair worn by a Major of the Regiment. Gold bullion cord mounted with Victorian Regimental gilt button and Major rank crowns. The reverse with scarlet melton cloth backing and gilt metal attachment bars. Bullion fresh, cloth with moth nips.
    7th (Princess Royal’s) Dragoon Guards rare Boer War Cavalry NCO’s 1899 hallmarked silver arm badge by Bent & Parker. A very fine rare die-cast silver example, on three loops, bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1899 and B & P maker's mark. Crest of Earl Ligonier on tri-part scroll inscribed with his motto “Quo fata vocant”. Shaped black felt backing. In 1878 the 7th (Princess Royal’s) Dragoon Guards, under Lt.Col. John Francis Burn-Murdoch, obtained permission to adopt the Arms, Crest and motto of General Sir John Ligonier, later elevated to an Earl.
    7th Foot (Royal Fusiliers) pre 1881 Senior NCO Shoulder Strap A good scarce example, slight moth
    7th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officer’s helmet plate circa 1880-88. A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and strap “Lancashire Rifle Volunteers’; gilt rose to centre on replacement red cloth ground.
    80th (Staffordshire Vols.) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s helmet plate centre circa 1878-1881. A fine rare short-lived die-stamped brass example. Circlet with "80" to voided centre; circlet pierced East and West to facilitate attachment to universal backing star loops. During the short period this was worn, companies of the 80th saw arduous service in South Africa under Sir Evelyn Wood VC and Sir Garnet Wolseley; returned home in 1880. Became 1st Bn South Staffordshire Regiment on 1st July 1881.
    82nd (Prince of Wales’s Vols) Regiment of Foot rare attributed Victorian senior NCO's shako plate circa 1855-61. A very fine and exceedingly scarce example worn by 1653 Sergeant-Major George Burgum, 82nd Foot who died in India, 1859. Die-stamped gilt crowned star with raised Garter; gilt “82” to black patent leather centre. Retains both original horizontal loops to reverse
    82nd (Prince of Wales’s Vols) Regiment of Foot Senior NCO’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A very fine rare rich gilt example on loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath, a a silvered strap ' Prince of Wales’s Volunteers'; voided centre with silver Prince of Wales' plumes over gilt “'82'. Left coronet cross AF otherwise excellent.
    82nd (Prince of Wales’s Vols) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. A very fine die-stamped rich gilt example. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter; Prince of Wales’s plumes over “82” to voided centre. Two (pinched) loops to reverse. (KK 171)
    82nd (Prince of Wales’s Vols) Regiment of Foot Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine die-stamped brass example. Strap inscribed “Prince of Wales’s Volunteers” surmounted by Prince of Wales’s plumes; “82” to voided centre. Reverse with brass loops North & South. (KK 551) As a result of Cardwell's reforms 82nd became 2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regt. on Friday 1st July, 1881 whilst under the command of Lt. Col. Francis Dalrymple Walters.
    85th (King's Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot William IV / early Victorian Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1821-40. A good scarce example. Burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with crowned silver strap inscribed “The King’s Light Infantry”; to the centre, a silver strung bugle over “85”. Beneath the tail of the Garter, a straight silver scroll inscribed “Peninsula”. Reverse, which bears fleur-de-lis mark, retains original fixings comprising two hooks and two studs. Some service wear, highpoints polished, bugle cords at fault. (Parkyn 413) The 85th was granted the title “King’s Light Infantry” in April 1821. It served in Malta and at Gibraltar from 1821 to 1832. The 85th served in North America from 1835 to 1842 and was despatched on horse sleighs across heavy snows from New Brunswick to quell disturbances in Quebec in the winter of 1838. After North America the 85th saw service in the West Indies, in Ireland under the command of Lt.Col. Brook John Taylor and Mauritius under Lt.Col. Manley Power. Became 2nd Battalion KSLI on Friday 1st July 1881
    85th (King’s Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer's shako plate circa 1869-78. A fine and scarce die-stamped gilt example on loops (one a replacement). Within crowned laurel sprays, the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled '85',
    8th (King’s Royal Irish) Hussars Victorian Officer’s pouch. A scarce example of scarlet melton cloth, the flap with gold embroidered Maid of Erin Harp surmounted by Royal Crest mounted onto a large silver wire VR Cypher. The pouch is edged with a gold line and shamrock wreath bearing bi-part scroll "8th King's Royal Irish Hussars" (some lettering now absent). Complete with red leather pocket and gilt metal belt loops. Overall service wear
    8th (Saxmundham) Suffolk Rifle Volunteers Officer’s plate circa 1861-69. A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example on loops. Crowned star bearing strap “Suffolk Rifle Volunteers”’ pierced stencilled “8” to seeded centre.
    8th Bengal Native Infantry, East India Company Georgian Officer’s Coatee circa 1830. An extremely fine and rare Indian Army example of scarlet melton cloth with white facings ornamented with false cuffs of gold lace each mounted with four gilt buttons. Further lace decoration and buttons to the collar. To the front, two rows of ten rich gilt regimental buttons in pairs (one missing). The back is tailored with false pocket flaps, again ornamented with gold lace and gilt buttons. The white Kerseymere turnback tails both retain their ornaments, each being silver sequined Garter star with “8” to white centre. The interior with a quilted cotton lining, the tails lined with white Kerseymere and each with a pocket. The gilt buttons (41 present) bear “8” within a strap “Buxar” resting in an open wreath. Provision for epaulette ties to each shoulder. Slight service wear, generally excellent. Formed in 1824, mutinied at Dinapore 1857.
    90th (Perthshire Volunteers) Regiment 1854 South Africa Medal A good example awarded to “Serjt E. Sampson 90th Regt”. Small edge knocks. Edward Sampson is confirmed on the medal roll serving with the 90th with the rank of Sergeant. Following Cardwell's reforms, 90th became the 2nd Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) on Friday 1st July 1881.
    90th Foot (Perthshire Vols.) Colonel’s Crimea campaign group of five. A splendid cased group awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Grove. Comprising: South Africa Medal 1854 “Capt 90th Regt”, Crimea Medal, one clasp “Sebastopol” “Col 90 Lt INFty” (contemporary privately re-engraved), French Legion D’ Honneur (Small chips), Order of Medjidie, Turkish Crimea Medal (Sardinia issue). Accompanied by a matching set of Miniature Medals. Each medal is fitted with a silver buckle clasp for individual wearing. Both sets are mounted into a superb velvet lined fitted case by Howell, James & Co, Goldsmiths and Jewellers to The Queen, Prince and Princess of Wales, 5,7 & 9 Regent Street. The lid embossed with the initials ‘R.B”. Overall VGC. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Grove was appointed Ensign in the 90th Regiment in 1840. Lt 1845, Capt 1848, Major 1855, Lt Col 1855, Lt Col Unattached List 1857. He served during the Kaffer War with the Regiment and then sailed East to the Crimea. Arriving in the Crimea the Regiment took positions before Sebastopol. On the 8th September the Regiment advanced on the Redan, the 90th took heavy casualties with Col Grove being servilely wounded, 3 Officers were killed with six wounded and 40 men were killed with 132 wounded. Regimental Officers received 5 Legion D’ Honneur and 11 Order of Medjidie.
    93rd (Highland) Regiment Officer’s coatee button circa 1840-55 by Jennens & Co. London A fine quality closed back gilt example, the crown over “93”. Complete with shank. As worn by the Officers' who were part of "The Thin Red Line" at the Battle of Balaclava on 25th October, 1854
    95th (Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot pre 1855 OR’s openback pewter coatee button by Gilpin & Co. London A good example retaining original shank. 95th fought throughout the Crimean War 1854-56.
    97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78. Fine rare die-stamped gilt example on loops. More usual pattern bears a scroll across the base of the wreath “Que Fas et Gloria Ducunt”.
    97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate 1878-81. A fine short-lived die-stamped brass example on two loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and Garter, the voided centre with detachable disc bearing numerals “97”. Top pearl on crown reattached otherwise very fine. (KK 211) The 97th were one of the very few regiments issued with this pattern of plate, the majority continued to wear the 1869 pattern shako plate until 1881. In 1880, under Lt.Col. Charles Henry Browne, the 97th was sent from Nova Scotia to Gibraltar and then to Natal where it served with the Natal Field Force during the Boer War of 1881. Became 2nd Bn. Royal West Kent Regiment on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    99th Foot (Duke of Edinburgh's) Regiment Miniature Portrait of an Officer. A fine quality oil miniature portrait half length depicting an Officer of the 99th. He wears scarlet coatee, with gold bullion box pattern epaulettes. Across his chest a white buff leather baltric belt mounted with a square giltmetal Regimental pattern shoulder belt plate. A gilt slit complements the gilt metal and glazed frame. The reverse with details of W Mitchel miniature and portrat .... May 1837. Detail and colour good. Overall size 4 x 4 3/4 inches 99th Foot (Duke of Edinburgh�s) became 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment in 1881. Portraits by W Mitchel have been seen with similar inscription to the reverse.
    9th (Bakewell) (High Peak Rifles) Derbyshire Rifle Volunteers OR’s waist belt clasp circa 1860. A fine and scarce brass example with matching benchmark to both halves. Circlet inscribed High Peak Rifles; centre with Royal Crest on lined ground. Plain belt loops. A meeting was held on the evening of 6th January, 1860 at the Batemans Arms Inn to enrol volunteers. First commission to the unit not until 28th February.
    9th Light Dragoons Georgian Napoleonic War Period Troopers Horn Beaker. A rare and unusual Regimental souvenir. The horn drinking cup is engraved with a full length portrait of a Light Dragoon wearing shako and holding a 1796 Light Cavalry pattern sword. The beaker also bears the Regimental title "9th Dragoons". Complete with base cap. GC minor age wear. Height 3 1/2 inches. This beaker was probably carried on campaign by the Trooper depicted. The title 9th Light Dragoons was granted in 1783 and they served in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, Sir Samuel Auchmuty's expedition to the River Plate in 1803, the occupation of Montevideo and Wellington's Peninsula War between 1811 and 1813. In 1816 the regiment was retitled Lancers.
    9th Queen’s Royal Lancers Victorian Officer’s lance cap plate. An exceptionally fine post 1880 example. Rich gilt triangular rayed plate mounted with gilt Royal Arms bearing two oval shields, on the left that of the Royal Arms; on the right, that of Queen Adelaide. Below the Arms, in silver, the cypher of Queen Adelaide, reversed and intertwined. Below a gilt scroll inscribed “Royal Lancers” to the left a spray of laurel with six gilt honour scrolls “Peninsula, Sobraon, Chillianwallah, Delhi, Charasiah, Kandahar”; to the right, a spray of laurel bearing the six further honours “Punniar, Punjaub, Goojerat, Lucknow, Kabul, Afghanistan”. Two screw posts to reverse.
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    A George VI period Staff Officer’s pattern scarlet tunic. A very good example of scarlet melton cloth with dark blue facings to the cuff and collar. The cuffs are with slash cuffs mounted with three buttons and two rows of lace. The collar is also with two rows of bullion lace. The plaited epaulettes bear rank insignia indicating a Colonel. To the left breast, provision for medals. Complete with gilt metal buttons; quilted silk lining. The later with tailor’s label of Hawkes & Co Ltd and typed name Colonel N.M. Mcleod 10.6.37. Scarlet remains fresh, bullion bright. surface moth traces to the back. Brigadier Malcolm Neynoe McLeod DSO MC ADC. was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1900. He served during the Great War and was awarded the DSO & MC. He was appointed ADC to the King in 1936.
    A pair of Victorian Officer’s buckskin breeches. A fine pair tailored with flap to front suitable for display with a coatee. Complete with pearl buttons to the waist and ankles. Slight wear.
    Alfreton Yeomanry (Derbyshire), Georgian Officer's Pouch circa 1817-27. An exceedingly rare and most probably now unique example, the face of blue velvet and edged with 2cm gold lace. The ornate front panel decoration is very similar to that of the 1st Life Guards, crowned trophies of arms in gold lace being overlaid with a silver sequin and gold lace Garter Star this with a red velvet central cross. Gold lace plinths below bear crowns and 'GR' cyphers. Two silver and gold lace scrolls below, 'Alfreton Yeomanry'. The wooden six shot ammunition box is covered with blue moroccan. The inner flap is ink inscribed 'Radford' (see NOTE). One only large gilt carrying ring and leather support. Virtually no pile remains of the velvet cover and the cotton base worn through on the reverse. Thomas Radford of Higham, Derbyshire was commissioned as the Lieutenant in the troop 18th September, 1817 and remained so until disbandment in 1827. He had previously held an Ensign's commission in the Shirland Volunteer Infantry 1803-08.
    Army of India Medal 1799-1826, clasp Bhurtpoor to 14th Foot. A fine scarce example with short hyphen reverse, officially impressed to "J.LAWSON, 14th FOOT". Minor old pawnbroker's marks to rim. Pte. James Lawson appears on the original 14th roll as a member of Captain Hall's Company entitled to single clasp Bhurtpoor.. Copy of his entry on the roll included. At the storming of Bhurtpore (29th December, 1825), the 14th, commanded by Mathias Everard, led one of the assault columns, and although unsupported cleared the breach after the premature explosion of a mine, and joined up with the other column led by the 59th Foot. Lord Combermere noted that the steadiness and discipline of these two regiments decided "the fate of the day".
    Army Ordnance Corps Officer’s helmet circa 1902-14. A very fine example of the Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet, complete with gilt cross piece, spike, spine and rose head bosses which secure the velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; black velvet centre bearing silver Ordnance shield. Retains crimson cotton topped leather sweatband to interior (possibly replaced during its service life).
    Army Service Corps post 1902 Attributed Officer’s helmet. A very fine quality example of the 1878 Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet complete with gilt ball and cruciform base and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, silver ASC cypher to black velvet centre. Leather sweatband, with crimson material edging to the interior. Tailor's label of Cutler & Rooke. London. Superb condition VGC ... The helmet is accompanied by a typed note stating formerly used by Col P.H. Dalbiac CB TD. Colonel Philip Hugh Dalbiac, originally served with the 18th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, before being given command of the 2nd London Divisional Transport and Supply Column. A post he held until he resigned his commission in 1912. At the outbreak of the war he was asked to command and form a second supply column for the 60th Division. He took his column to Salonika and was MID. He was a military author, writing the history of the 60th Division and a Conservative Party politician.
    Artists Rifles post 1908 Officer’s pouch. A very fine and rare example of tan bridle leather, the flap bearing silvered Crowned oval inscribed “Cum Marte Minerva” with conjoined heads of Mars and Minerva to centre; all resting on a scroll inscribed “Artists Rifles”. Floral ends with plain circular belt loops. Badge designed by J.W. Wyon the famous medal designer who served as a private in the Corps. Unit raised as 38th Middlesex RV, renumbered 20th in 1880. Attached to Rifle Brigade in 1881 and became 28th County of London (Artists Rifles) in 1908. 1947 became 21 Special Air Service (Artists)
    Australian Queensland Scottish Victorian OR’s helmet plate. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on three loops. Resting in an open thistle wreath, a crowned circlet inscribed “Queensland Scottish” and ornamented with thistle spray; VR cypher to voided centre. Raised 4th March 1885.
    Baltic Medal 1854-55. An excellent toned example, retaining original ribbon (somewhat faded and worn). Unnamed as issued.
    Bath Sash
    Battle of Trafalgar two clasp Naval General Service Medal. A good scarce example awarded to "John Thomson", bearing the clasps "Trafalgar" and "Implacable 26 Augt 1808". GC small edge knocks. The medal retains an old ribbon, to the reverse of this an old ink label "served Leviathan at Trafalgar ex Gray Collection". Quarter Master Able Seaman John Thomson is confirmed on the NGS Roll as receiving these clasps. The complete NGS Roll shows three John Thomson, only one awarded the medal with two clasps. This clasp combination being awarded to two sailors. The medal is recorded as been sold at Glendining in 1905. HMS Leviathan was a 74 gun, third-rate ship of the line, under the command of Henry William Bayntun. At Trafalgar she was the fourth ship in Nelson’s column and quickly engaged both the French ship Bucentaure (74 guns) and the Spanish ship Santissima Trinidad (136 guns) before forcing the surrender of the Spanish 74-gun ship San Augustin. HMS Implacable was originally the French Navy's Téméraire-class ship of the line Duguay-Trouin, launched in 1800. She was present and survived the Battle of Trafalgar only for the British to capture her at the subsequent Battle of Cape Ortegal. In March 1808 during the Anglo Russian War HMS Implacable was in the Baltic, under the command of Captain Thomas Byam Martin. There she assisted Centaur in the capture of the Vsevolod. Towards the end of the fight both Centaur and Vsevolod had grounded. Implacable then had to heave Centaur off. Their prize was so firmly aground that after taking out the prisoners and wounded men, Sir Samuel Hood, in Centaur, ordered Vsevolod to be burnt. HMS Implacable paid a heavy price for the victory with 8 men killed and 24 wounded.
    Bedfordshire Imperial Yeomanry Edwardian Officer’s full dress tunic. A rare example of the post 1901 plastron fronted tunic. Dark blue cloth with white facings to the collar and cuffs, each edged with gold bullion lace of Regimental pattern. To the plastron front, which is with a regimental pattern fold, can been seen white piping, which is repeated to the back. The rear skirt is decorated with false pocket flaps picked out with bullion cord. Complete with Regimental pattern buttons, depicting crowned crossed lances and entwined initials BIY. The shoulder cords are now absent. Quilted lining now part shot. Over all condition is good with minor age wear to some parts of bullion.
    Bengal Horse Artillery pre 1861 Indian Army Victorian Officer’s pouch. A fine and scarce example, the rectangular gilt flap mounted with silver cypher with scroll beneath inscribed “Bhurtpore”; above the cypher Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt” over a scroll inscribed “Ava’; relief floral decoration to border of the flap. Black leather covered pouch with bullion lines to top. Floral ends support plain belt loops. Gilt remains bright minor wear
    Blue & White Order Sash
    Blues & Royals EIIR Officers Gilt Pouch Badge. Very fine die-stamped gilt Royal Arms with six loops to reverse.
    Blues and Royals Household Cavalry Elizabeth II Officer’s helmet. An extremely fine post 1969 example. Skull of German silver decorated with gilt brass laurel and oak leaf design. Gilt rose pattern ear bosses support a gilt brass leather backed chin chain. To front, helmet plate of half laurel/half oak leaf wreath surrounding the collar of the Order of the Garter and surmounted by a Crown. Mounted to centre is a cut silver star of the Order of the Garter. The gilt pierced Garter is set onto blue enamelled ground, to the centre, the Cross of St. George in red enamel. To the top of the helmet a gilt and silver spike rises from an eight pointed star and supports the simulated scarlet yak hair plume. Plume is surmounted by a fine rose pattern gilt boss. Complete with original lining. Minor service wear, otherwise near parade condition. Royal Horse Guards amalgamated with the 1st Royal Dragoon in 1969 to form the Blues and Royals.
    Boer War / Sudan Cavalry pattern Royal Horse Guards Officer's white Cloth Foreign Service Helmet A superb and rare example. The helmet is the classic high crowned example of white cloth with eight fold pagri. The helmet retains fire gilt spike and floral spike base, as well as white mushroom. The interior with green cloth lining to both front and rear peak. Soft brown leather sweatband retaining crimson silk edging. Also tailors label of A.J. White of London. Near VGC, few age specks. Attributed to Viscount Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh (17 November 1881 – 20 July 1944) who served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) 1901-03. ADC Provenance. Easton Neston House Sale. Sotheby's May 2005.
    Boer War 5th Imperial Yeomanry Rosette, author signed unit history, pocket watch and his clasp knife. A fine rare small tranche of items to one man, sadly name unknown. 1. 5th IY Rosette regimentally adapted from Universal Pattern by moving up the Prince of Wales' plumes and adding the "5". 2. "On Active Service with the Northumberland and Durham Yeomen. South Africa 1900-01" which depicts a mounted Yeoman and the rosette on the cover; signed "Yours Sincerely Karl B. Spurgin" the author. Several illustrations. Some pages loose. 3. "Defiance" pcket watch (not working) 4. Clasp knife by Witness bearing ever open eye with blade (tip snapped), sharp claw, button stick and corkscrew.
    Boer War Imperial Yeomanry slouch hat rosette. A fine general pattern red and purple silk rosette bearing bronzed Prince of Wales's plumes with ''IY'' below. (KK 1396)
    Boer War Officers Khaki Cloth Foreign Service Helmet. The most superb and rare example of regulation pattern. The helmet is the classic high crowned example of khaki cloth with eight fold pagri. The interior with green cloth lining to both front and rear peak. Soft brown leather sweatband retaining crimson silk adjustable edging; leather chinstrap. Tailor's label of A.J. White of London, Hatters to the Royal Family. Attributed to Viscount Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, 1st Baron Hesketh (17 November 1881 – 20 July 1944) who served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) 1901-03. ADC Provenance. Easton Neston House Sale. Sotheby's May 2005.
    Boer War Other Rank's Issue Foreign Service Helmet & Kit Bag. A vary rare example of the British Army Issue pattern Sun Helmet worn by C.H. Harness a Volunteer with the St.John's Ambulance Brigade. Khaki cotton cloth with large six fold pagri; the skull with four panels complete with button to crown. The interior retains leather sweatband. A little dusty, with age wear to the edge binding. Accompanied by original wax cotton storage bag bearing black stencilled “SJAB 648”, corresponding with the number stamped to the inside the helmet. ... Also a Boer War period issue Kit Bag, this again with issue stampings matching those in the helmet. Private C.H.Harness was from the Hull Corps of the St John Ambulance. The Simla was originally a hired transport fitted out at Durban and employed in establishing a fortnightly system of hospital ships for the conveyance of invalids to England Shipping records indicate that Simla sailed for England from Cape Town on 18th February 1901 with 27 lying down wounded, 171 convalescent wounded, 9 lying down sick and 52 convalescent sic. She sailed again for Cape Town on 7th April 1901. She is last shown as arriving in Cape Town on 15th April 1902 from Delagoa Bay on route to England with 264 invalids onboard.
    Boer War Siege of Kimberley Attributed Boer War Chocolate Tin & Contents. This tin was given to Lieutenant Thurston J. Ford of the Kimberley Light Horse. The decorated Christmas tin retains the original Frys chocolate and hand written note (Lieut Thurston Ford Kimberley Besieged from 15th October 1899 to 15th Feb 1900.). A letter accompanies the tin this is dated 24th September 1900 and gives the tin as a present. It also states "just as Lieut Ford sent it". Overall GC. Lieutenant Thurston J Ford is confirmed as serving with the Kimberley Light Horse and later the Kimberley Volunteer Regiment. He is confirmed as receiving the Queen's South Africa Medal, with the single clasp "Defence of Ladysmith" and was also awarded the King's South Africa Medal.
    Border Regiment unique trial pattern shako circa 1919. An extremely rare example of black woollen cloth, the base edged with black patent leather band; patent leather peak, plaited dark green mohair cord festoon across the front terminating in black egg moulds; white over red woollen ball tuft. To the front, a brass plate comprising a Crowned laurel wreath with applied helmet plate centre (scarce 1881-83 pattern). Retains circular paper label of Hobson & Sons, 1, 3 & 5 Lexington Street, Golden Square. London W. Sweatband and chinstrap absent. In 1919, a Dress and Uniform Committee under General Sir AJ Murray GCMG KCB CVO DSO reported on the reintroduction of full dress which had been discontinued at the outbreak of war. One of the proposals was for the Home Service pattern “Blue Cloth” helmet to be replaced by a shako hence several trial patterns were produced.
    Brigade of Guards post 1953 RSM’s rank badge. A fine early EIIR example. Bullion embroidered Royal Arms in high relief set on scarlet cloth ground. Blue velvet ground to Garter. Removed fron tunic, excellent.
    Brigade of Guards RSM’s rank badge circa 1902-52. A good scarce example. Bullion embroidered Royal Arms in high relief set on scarlet cloth ground. Blue velvet ground to Garter. Some service wear.
    British Army Turkish Contingent Officer’s waist belt clasp. A fine rare silvered and gilt example with matching bench marks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Turkish Contingent” centre mounted with crowned VR cypher. Universal pattern rococo ends. Members of HEIC offered inducemets to serve in the Contingent raised for the Crimean War 1854-56, also known as the British Ottoman Contingent, from HEIC
    British Foreign Legion Crimean War Victorian OR’s waist belt clasp circa 1855.. A very fine and exceedingly rare die-cast brass example. Circlet inscribed “British Foreign Legion”; lined centre bearing Crown; plain belt loops The first commission to this unit was on 29th April 1855. Following the 1854 Enlistment of Foreigners Act a British German Legion, British Swiss Legion and a British Italian Legion were formed and for a short period known as the British Foreign Legion. All were disbanded at the end of the war in 1856.
    British Indian / Irish. 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine scarce die-stamped brass example on brass loops (North and South). Flaming grenade, the ball bearing strap “Royal Madras Fusiliers” with pierced stencilled “102” to centre. (KK 578) Became 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers on Friday 1st July, 1881 whilst under the command of Lt.Col. John Duncan (Major-General 1893).
    British Indian. 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-1881. A fine die-stamped brass example. Crowned coiled bugle horn; lined “105” to voided centre. Brass loops East and West. VGC (KK 582) In 1861 the 2nd Madras (European) Regiment was transferred to the British Establishment as the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment, becoming the 2nd Battalion, The King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) in 1881
    British Indian. 106th (Bombay Light Infantry) Regiment OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-1881. A good scarce die-stamped brass example. Crowned curled bugle horn set on laurel wreath with “106” to voided centre; across the base of the laurels a tri-part scroll, “Bombay Light Infantry”. Reverse with brass loops East and West. (KK 583) In 1861 the 2nd Bombay Light Infantry Regiment was transferred to the British Establishment as the 106th Bombay Light Infantry, becoming the 2nd Battalion The Durham Light Infantry in 1881.
    British Italian Legion Officer’s gilt closed back coatee button by Firmins, London circa 1855-56 A fine rare example retaining shank. Garter Star within circlet "British Italian Legion". Lack of troops during the Crimean War resulted in the government raising the British German Legion, British Swiss Legion and British Italian Legion.
    Calcutta Scottish AFI (Auxiliary Forces India) rare silver mounted dirk by Hamilton & Co., Calcutta. A very fine and exceedingly scarce post 1911 example with clipped back 12 inch blade, double edged for the lower 6 inches. The black bogwood grip is of an interlaced Celtic design decorated with silver studs and surmounted plain silver pommel ornamented with chain design band; the top of the pommel mounted with glengarry pattern badge device. The base of the grip, which covers the throat of the scabbard, is ornamented with chain pattern that mirrors that on the crown of the pommel. Housed in its dark brown leather covered sheath with applied silver mounts with applied thistles and chain design.; Top mount stamped “H & Co” “Silver’ and with Indian Elephant hallmark. One or two minor stains to blade otherwise a fine example with minor service wear. (approx 19 inches overall) Formed as Calcutta Scottish Volunteers on 1st August 1911 becoming 44th Calcutta Scottish on 1st April 1917 and Calcutta Scottish 14th October 1920. In March 1943, an SOE mission planned by Force 136, saw members of the Calcutta Scottish with the Calcutta Light Horse, setting sale in a barge “Phoebe” on a daring mission to Goa where they sank the German ship “Ehrenfels”. In 1980 this remarkable mission was made into a film “The Sea Wolves. The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse”.
    Cambridgeshire Militia Victorian OR’s waist belt clasp circa 1856-81. A good rare blackened brass example with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet inscribed "Cambridgeshire Militia"; centre bearing crown on lined ground. Plain belt loops. Raised 3rd September 1759 at Ely; became 4th Bn. Suffolk Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881.
    Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Officer's pouch badge. A fine die-cast unmarked silver thistle on three screw posts.
    Canadian Artillery Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp. A fine scarce example comprising two oval gilt seeded plates with raised burnished edges and plain belt loops; each mounted with the Royal Crest in gilt and joined together by a snake hook fastening inscribed "Canada". Minor service wear.
    Cavalry Officer Guidle Belt.
    Ceylon Light Infantry post 1881 Officer’s pagri badge. A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example on stout horizontal pagri pin. Bugle strung from Prince of Wales’s plumes; floreate “CLI” cypher between the cords. Raised in 1st April, 1881 as a single battalion with 14 companies under Lieut- Colonel John Scott Armitage. Colonel was HRH Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales.
    Channel Islands. Royal Jersey Militia OR’s bell-top shako plate circa 1829-44. An extremely rare die-stamped brass example of universal crowned pattern, the central disc bearing three lions-leopardé with tri-part scroll inscribed “Royal Jersey Militia”. Two replacement loops to reverse. VGC
    Coldstream Guards attributed Boer War Officer’s 1898 hallmarked silver pagri star by Jennens & Co. A very fine, scarce and attractive die-cast example bearing Birmingham hallmarks to reverse. Faceted silver Garter Star mounted with pierced Garter on a rich blue enamel ground; within the Garter, the Cross of St. George in red translucent enamel. Reverse with two loops. (KK 902) Charles Montague Hamilton Massey, Coldstream Guards, promoted Lieutenant 6th March 1899, served in South Africa 1900-02. Captain 3rd January 1906; married Annie Alexandrina Nedham later in the year, Served Great War during which he was promoted Major (twice Mentioned in Dispatches); OBE 1919.
    Coldstream Guards Boer War attributed Officer's waist belt clasp. A scarce gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Silver circlet inscribed "Coldstream Guards"; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver Garter Star, the pierced Garter on a blue enamel ground; to the centre, the Cross of St. George in red translucent enamel.. Plain ends.Some service wear; enamel defective. Charles Montague Hamilton Massey, Coldstream Guards, promoted Lieutenant 6th March 1899, served in South Africa 1900-02. Captain 3rd January 1906; married Annie Alexandrina Nedham later in the year, Served Great War during which he was promoted Major (twice Mentioned in Dispatches); OBE 1919.
    Coldstream Guards Boer War attributed Officer’s Service Dress forage cap badge. A fine small unmarked cut silver Garter Star mounted with gilt pierced Garter on a blue enamel ground; to the centre, the Cross of St. George in red translucent enamel. Brooched and fiitted with safety chain. Reverse engraved "C.M.H. Massey South Africa 1900-02 Magersfontein" (KK 898) Charles Montague Hamilton Massey, Coldstream Guards, promoted Lieutenant 6th March 1899, served in South Africa 1900-02. Captain 3rd January 1906; married Annie Alexandrina Nedham later in the year, Served Great War during which he was promoted Major (twice Mentioned in Dispatches); OBE 1919.
    Coldstream Guards Officer’s Crimean period Tent Hat by Cater & Co., 56, Pall Mall, London An extremely rare example of very dark blue/black cloth with white cloth inlays and piping the front which bears a bullion and silk embroidered Garter Star. Complete with white leather sweatband bearing hatter's details. Some moth damage to the right hand side otherwise good condition.
    Coldstream Guards Officer’s Foreign Service helmet pagri badge. An extremely fine, splendid die-cast unmarked silver example. on loops, worn on the foreign service helmet. Diamond cut Garter Star mounted with rich gilt pierced Garter on a translucent blue enamel ground; within the Garter, the Cross of St. George in translucent red enamel. (KK 902)
    Coldstream Guards Officer’s peaked forage cap circa 1937-52. A good GVIR example by Edward Smith, 25 Cork Street, Bond Street, London. Black melton cloth body and crown with mohair cap band mounted with a regimental silvered, gilt and enamel Garter Star. The black patent leather peak with bullion line. Complete with regimental buttons and patent leather chin strap. The interior is with leather sweatband, cotton lining and tailor’s gold stamp. RESERVED
    Coldstream Guards, Foot Guards Officer’s bearskin cap. A very fine tall post war example of good shape, to the right side a red cut feather plume of regimental pattern (provision for plume on both sides). The interior with leather lining and wicker frame, complete with brass interlinked graduating chinchain. Please note due to CITES regulations this item cannot be exported
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    Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, Officer�s Gorget circa 1801-1816 as worn at Waterloo. A fine and very rare example. Plain copper gilt crescent with distinctive secondary inner line, the centre mounted with the Royal Arms of the period in silver. Lacking leather liner, small crack in the upper rim, some gilt loss and a little surface wear to the mount. 2nd Battalion fought bravely at Hougomont and at Waterlooo the following day under Major James Macdonnell. Wellington, after the Battle, was riding past the blackened ruins of Huogoumont turned to General Muffling, "You see,''Macdonnell held Huogoumont." The gorgets of the Grenadier and 3rd Foot Guards were differentiated at this time with decoration in the upper areas. SAHR Journal Special No. 7. Royal Arms altered in 1816.
    Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, post 1801 George III Officer’s Gorget. A good scarce example of the pattern worn at Waterloo by R. Joinstone, 68, St. James's St. Plain copper gilt crescent with distinctive secondary inner line, the centre mounted with the Royal Arms of the period in silver. Lacking leather liner, some gilt loss, Royal Arms with some wear, Unicorn’s horn and tail AF as well as lion’s tail of Royal Crest. The gorgets of the Grenadier and 3rd Foot Guards were differentiated at this time with decoration in the upper areas. SAHR Journal Special No. 7. Royal Arms altered in 1816.
    Crimean War Period Turkish Contingent Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1854-55. A scarce silvered and example with “Turkish Contingent” circlet; Crowned VR cypher to centre.Matching numbers to both halves. Gilt worn. Small part of “V” absent. Raised for the Crimean War 1854-56
    Crimean War Period British Staff Officer's Peaked Forage Cap. A rare example of the pattern worn during the Crimea War. Dark blue melton cloth with a wide band of gold lace of oak leaf and acorn design. To the welt of the crown gold bullion cord and to the crown a bullion net pearl button. The flat peak of black patent leather with a a band of bullion. The interior with leather sweatband and silk lining. Minor service and period wear, bullion remains bright and fresh.
    Derbyshire Militia Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal crowned rose on two brass loops.
    Dorsetshire Regiment Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1881-1900. A scarce silver and gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Silver circlet inscribed "Dorsetshire Regiment", the seeded gilt centre mounted with silver regimental pattern two tower Gibraltar Castle, Key and sphinx on Marabout scroll. Universal pattern rococo ends. Gilt dull and some service wear. “Marabout” honour granted to 54th (old 1st Bn) in December 1841.
    Dublin made Victorian/Edwardian Officer's campaign collapsible campaign drinking cup A fine small silver plated three drawer example housed in its maroon velvet lined leather case. Case with usual wear, vessel in excellent using condition.
    Dublin Metropolitan Police Victorian rare cap badge. Fine die-stamped white metal example on two toned black loops. Crowned strap "Metropolitan Police" with Harp to voided centre.
    Duke of Cambridge’s Own (The Middlesex Regiment) Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-14 by Jennens & Co. A splendid pristine rich gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the black velvet centre bearing silver wreath, Prince of Wales’s plumes, Duke of Cambridge’s coronet and cypher and “Albuhera”. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver tri-part scroll by J & Co inscribed “The Middlesex Regt”.
    Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) Field Officer’s forage cap. A good scarce example of dark blue melton body with black lace cap band of oakleaf and acorn design bearing bullion regimental badge being the Duke's crest. Patent leather peak with one row of gold braid. The crown is with ornate Russia lace and mohair cord button. Crimson silk lining embossed with gold maker’s device of Cater & Co London.
    Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment, Victorian Officer’s Forage Cap circa 1881-1900. A fine scarce example of dark blue melton cloth, the body with a band of acorn and oak leaf black lace mounted with a large gold bullion forage cap badge being the crest and motto of the Wellesley family. The patent leather peak with a band of bullion. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson silk lining. Minor service wear.
    Earl of Dudley Late 19th Century Postillion’s Badge. A fine and scarce 16 cm high impressive example. Padded gold wire embroidered strap surmounted by an Earl’s crown with padded crimson silk cap. The strap bearing silver embroidered “Comme Je Fus”; lion’s head emerging from coronet to centre.
    East India Company Indian Army. 56th Bengal Native Infantry Officer�s bell top shako circa 1829-35. A fine and exceedingly rare example. Black beaver body with patent leather crown and peak; two patent leather bands either side in the form of a V. To the front a large rich gilt eight pointed star, the topmost point displaced by a Crown; mounted on the star, in silver, a star with square points; on the star, within a rich gilt laurel wreath, a strap inscribed �regiment�; to the centre, silver �56� on a rich green translucent ground. Circular gilt ear bosses mounted with the Royal Crest support the velvet backed chin scales. Wide soft leather sweatband topped with crimson silk; brown silk lining retains green paper label of Grindlays, East India Agency, 16 Cornhill and 8 St.Martin�s Place, Charing Cross. Complete with large white white wool ball tuft with plaited cord base. A little age and storage wear, some loss of pile to beaver, small spit to side near top not affecting appearance. Fine condition for the pattern and age.
    East Suffolk Militia Officer�s Bell Top Shako circa 1829-44. A magnificent, very rare attributed example worn by Colonel Henry Bence Bence. Beaver skin body with patent leather peak and crown. To the front a large fire gilt crowned star mounted with a cut silver star overlay, in turn mounted with a gilt Garter with strap below inscribed �Pro Aris et Focis�. To the centre, a red translucent enamel Cross of St.George. Strung bugle with �ES� between the strings suspended beneath. Fire gilt lion bosses support the velvet backed gilt chin chain. Woollen ball tuft of green, supported in a boss with acanthus leaf motif. The interior retains a soft brown leather sweatband and crimson silk edging, now shot. The sweatband is with ink initials H.B.B. Minor age wear and a little restoration. Colonel Henry Bence Bence. JP of Thonington Hall, served during the campaigns of 1809-10-11 in the Peninsula with the 16th Light Light Dragoons, he was present at 14 actions and was awarded the MGS with clasps Talavera and Busaco, at the former Battle he was wounded. He was appointed Major with the Militia in 1823 and Colonel in 1844. He appears in the 1860 list as Colonial of the Regiment, which by now had now converted to Militia Artillery.
    Edward VII Period Cavalry / Yeomanry Officer's Silver Pouch. A very good example of the regulation pattern, the silver flap mounted with a gilt EVIIR Crowned cypher and deep engraved floral decoration to the edge. The flap bears Hallmarks for Birmingham 1901 and makers stamp of Jennings & Co. Hallmarks are repeated to the silver belt loop. The pocket is of black leather with gold (faded to silver) bullion line.
    Edwardian King’s Own Scottish Borderers Officers doublet. A good bright example of scarlet melton cloth, with blue facings to the collar and cuffs, each decorated with gold bullion lace. The collar retains bullion Regimental badges. The shoulder cords mounted with bullion Second Lieutenant rank insignia. The interior with tailor’s label and ink name of “L.W.Sandison July 1910”. The scarlet and bullion remain very fresh, one or two surface moth marks, with small moth holes to the right sleeve. Silk lining shot..... Accompanied by Trews of Regimental tartan. (2 items) In 1914 Lt Sandison landed in France with the 2nd Bn on the 21st September 1914. By 1918 he was serving as a Major with the 2nd Bn.
    Edwardian Period Household Cavalry Yeomanry Officer's Breeches. A good scarce pair of fine quality white buckskin leather breeches, with flap fly to the front. Complete with buttons to the waist and pearl buttons to the ankles. Near VGC. This pair of breeches would be suitable to display with a coatee
    Edwardian Royal Engineer Services Officers Field Service Side Cap by Carrington London A very rare example of this small unit. Dark blue melton cloth with French grey cloth to the crown and peak. The crown with scarlet piping. Retaining superb gilt Edward VII Cap badge (Loop and blade fitting) and gilt regimental pattern buttons. The interior with tailors details of Carrington London. One moth hole, not effecting the appearance VGC.
    Elizabeth II General Officer’s 1831 pattern Mameluke hilted sword By Wilkinson A splendid scarce example by Wilkinson of London. The blade is etched with Crowned EIIR Cypher, General Officer’s device and floral decoration. Gilt crossguard with floral decoration and General Officer’s device to the centre. Two piece Ivorine grip with two floral head gilt studs. Housed in original polished steel scabbard with two loose rings. Fitted with gold bullion and crimson silk sword knot. Parade condition.
    English Yeomanry Victorian / Edwardian Officer's pouch belt. An excellent gold lace example, lined with red Morocco, bearing gilt buckle tip and slide ornamented with acorns and oak. Minor service wear
    Essex Rifles pre 1881 Victorian Officer's pouch belt plate. A very fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example on two screw posts. Crowned pierced strap “Essex Rifles”, the domed centre mounted with the three seaxes from the Arms of Essex. Raised 23rd June 1759 at Colchester as the 2nd or East Essex Militia; redesigned Essex Rifles Militia in March 1853 and became 3rd Bn. Essex Regt. on 1st July 1881 at Warley.
    Falkland Islands Company mid 19th century Officer’s shako plate. A fine rare die-stamped gilt example. Crowned star bearing laurel ornamented strap with "FIC" cypher to lined centre. Original horizontal lead soldered iron loops to reverse. Crown well reaffixed probably whilst in service,
    Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC signed photograph (autograph). A good head and shoulders photographic portrait taken when Kitchener was a General, probably during the Boer War. Signed in ink lower right corner "Kitchener". House in glazed period gilt gesso frame. Top left discoloration to background, image and signature remain clear Approx. 6 x 4 1/2 inches overall. During WW1 he raised "Kitchener's Army" and was famous for the iconic recruiting poster. Sadly he died when the ship he was on, HMS Hampshire, hit a mine and sunk 5th June 1916 . Famous in Great War for
    Fife & Forfar Yeomanry Officer's Coloured Field Service Side Cap. A scarce 20th century example. The crown and body of scarlet melton cloth, with dark blue curtain ornamented with with silver bullion cord piping. Complete with bullion embroidered Thane of Fife on horseback regimental device; the curtain secured at the front with two plain silvered dome buttons. The interior with cotton lining bearing tailor's stamp of Herbert Johnson. Colours remain bright , minor surface moth traces to the reverse.
    First Surrey Rifles Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-82. A fine and scarce die-stamped blackened example on loops with burnished highlights. Maltese cross with lions between the arms, surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll inscribed “1803-1859”. To the centre of the cross, a circlet inscribed “First Surrey Rifles”; within the circlet, a strung bugle with “1” between the strings. Beneath the lower arm of the cross a scroll inscribed “Concordia victrix”. Original green backing cloth.
    First Surrey Rifles Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1891-1901. A fine die-stamped silvered example on three screw posts. Maltese cross, lions between the arms, surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll inscribed “1803-1859”. On the cross a circlet inscribed “First Surrey Rifles”; to the voided centre, on a silvered ground, a strung bugle with “1” between the strings. Beneath the lower arm of the cross a scroll inscribed “Concordia victrix”. Right arm with slight stain
    Foot Guards large bullion RSMs badge circa 1902-52. A fine example attributed to WO1. J.C. Mant, Scots Guards. Together with 3rd Bn Sergeants' Mess annual dinner menus for 1904 (Tower of London) and 1905 (Aldershot) the first naming him as Chairman
    French Gendarmerie Trooper’s helmet. A good example. Burnished brass skull with silvered helmet plate to the front depicting a flaming grenade. Mounted on the crown, a silvered metal comb ornamented with floral leaf decoration to either side. The front bears Medusa’s head looking forward, from the comb flows a black horse hair plume and bristle brush. To the left side, a brass plume holder supports a cut feather scarlet plume. A pair of lion’s head circular brass bosses support a set of leather backed silvered chin scales. The interior retains original leather lining. Slight wear and a few minor dents.
    French Legion of Honour, 2nd Empire Crimean War period Officer’s breast badge. A good gold and enamel example. Some enamel damage to blue obverse and reverse which bears poincon mark. These were also awarded to British Officers
    French Napoleonic War swivel guard Naval Officer’s Fighting Sword A scarce and rare Naval Officer’s example, circa 1790. Single edged slightly curved blade with wide central fuller and narrow fuller to the back of the blade. The hilt with an unusual flat brass swiveling action knuckle guard. The fixed section with pierced cut outs and scalloped edging which can also be found to the swiveling bar. Plain brass backstrap; wooden grip with twist wire binding. Blade has been cleaned with a dark patina. GC Blade length 27 inches See swords for sea service by W.E. May and P.G.W. Annis Plate 97 for a similar hilted example carried by Captain L’Heritier of L’Hercule during his fight with HMS Mars.
    Garrison Staff Victorian Officer's waist belt plate. A good scarce example. Gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver crowned VR cypher resting in an oak wreath with "Garrison Staff" scroll at the base. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. Some wear to gilt.
    General Sir Anthony Blaxland Stransham KCB Royal Marines, oli painting circa 1864 A fine oil on board half length study of Sir Anthony in General Officer's double breasted frock coat bearing gold General Officer's sash, neck decoration, Crimean medals and Bath breast star. Cocked hat by his side, Mameluke General's sword under his arm. Label to reverse states "Original by F.Lane". Housed in floral ornamented gilt frame. Overall approx. 11 x 13 inches. Stransham entered the Royal Marines on 1 January 1823. Four years after entering the service, he was present as a Subaltern at the Battle of Navarino on 20 October 1827. Stransham led the Royal Marines during the attack on the City of Canton in the First Opium War in 1841. He was wounded and was promoted to Captain. He was awarded the Baltic Medal, having been with Charles John Napier in 1854. From 1862 to 1867, General Stransham was Inspector-General of the Royal Marines. Later in his career, as a General, the "Grand Old Man of the Army" became a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. He saw active service for over 53 years, retiring with the rank of General on 24 December 1875
    General Sir George Benjamin Wolseley KCB Signed Photograph. A rare ink signed photograph of Sir George Benjamin Wolseley KCB youngest Brother of Field Marshal Sir Garnet Wolseley. The Carte Visite style photograph depicts the General 3/4 length wearing full dress uniform, Orders & Medals. Clear ink signature and date to the right corner. The photograph is complemented by a portrait photograph of his wife and remains mounted in the original red morocco leather glazed table frame. Sir George Benjamin Wolseley KCB was born in 1839 and was the younger brother of Field Marshal Sir Sir Garnet Wolseley. He entered the Army serving with the 84th Foot during the Indian Mutiny, gaining the medal. He later transferred to the 2nd Bn York and Lancaster. In 1878 - 79 he served as Assistant Adjutant General. with the Candahar Field Force. He held this post in 1882 with the army in Egypt, being present at Tel-El-Kebir. Sir George again served in Egypt in the Khartoum Relief Expedition of 1884- 85. In 1887 he saw action in the campaign in Burma, where in the operations of 1889 - 91 he commanded a brigade. He was three times mentioned in despatches, and won a brevet lieutenant-colonelcy in Afghanistan, and was appointed an ADC in 1882. He was awarded the C.B. in 1885, and the K.C.B. for his services in 1889 - 91. He was promoted Lieutenant General in command of Forces in the Punjab 1897-98 and in Madras 1898-1903. He died in 1921
    George III Thoresby Volunteers Nottinghsamshire Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1806. A very fine and rare die-cast example. Oval gilt plate bearing oval multi pointed star with inner beaded border; within the star, the crowned Arms of Nottingham with “GR” flanking the lower arm”. Below the Arms a scroll inscribed “Thoresby Volunteers”. Reverse bears original fixings comprising single reaffixed hook and two studs. 109 strong unit under the command of Captain The Hon. C.H. Pierepoint. They wore red coatees with black facings and white breeches; the Officers had gold lace.
    George VI Period Indian Army Infantry Officer's Sword. A good clean example of the regulation pattern. The blade with etched decoration, which includes a GRI cypher which is repeated to the nickel plated guard, which protects a shagreen grip with twist wire binding. Complete with polished brown leather field service scabbard and retaining leather sword knot and frog. GC.
    Georgian / Early Victorian Light Dragoon Officer's Gold Bullion Cap Lines with Flounders.. A magnificent and extremely rare set of Officer's lines. Bright gold bullion, with plaited section, flounders and terminating with tassels. These are contained in the original japanned metal special shape storage case, with painted number "7 3/8". Also a small section of bullion lace. The lines remain in superb bright condition.
    Georgian General Officer’s Box Pattern epaulettes by Lewis of St. James. A fine and rare pair of the pattern worn by Lieutenant Generals, Major Generals and full Generals. The gold lace strap embroidered with a crossed sword and baton device surmounted by a Crown. The fire gilt crescent supports fine twist wire tassels. The epaulette is edged with narrow gold binder. Retaining domed gilt General Officer’s button. The underside with velvet cushion and backing and paper tailor’s label of “Lewis 37 St James Street London”. Minor service wear.
    Georgian Officer’s 1796-1830 Universal Pattern gorget. Gilt on copper example, the rim of the crescent formed over a wire frame. The centre part engraved with Crowned GR Cypher within a wreath of laurels. Traces of gilt only, minor dent. In May 1796 new regulations were issued abolishing silver gorgets and introducing the Universal pattern in gilt bearing the Royal Cypher. The gorget was abolished by William IV in August 1830 but permitted to be worn by Officers at home up to Christmas 1831 and up to 1832 by those abroad.
    Georgian Officer’s Gorget of the pattern worn at Waterloo. A fine bright gilt on copper example. The centre finely engraved with Crowned GR Cypher within a wreath of laurels. This example retains nearly all of the original gilt finish. Excellent In May 1796 new regulations were issued abolishing silver gorgets and introducing the Universal pattern in gilt bearing the Royal Cypher. The gorget was abolished by William IV in August 1830 but permitted to be worn by Officers at home up to Christmas 1831 and up to 1832 by those abroad.
    Georgian Officer’s Gorget of the pattern worn at Waterloo. A good gilt on copper example. The centre finely engraved with Crowned GR Cypher within a wreath of laurels. The raised rim finely turned over a wire former. A little service wear to gilt, generally very fine. In May 1796 new regulations were issued abolishing silver gorgets and introducing the Universal pattern in gilt bearing the Royal Cypher. The gorget was abolished by William IV in August 1830 but permitted to be worn by Officers at home up to Christmas 1831 and up to 1832 by those abroad.
    Georgian Officer’s Napoleonic War Pattern Gorget. A superb example of the 1796-1830 Universal Pattern. Fire gilt on copper crescent engraved with crowned GR cypher within a wreath of laurels. The interior retaining the original chamois lining Original gilt bright and fresh
    Georgian Officer’s Napoleonic War Pattern Gorget. A superb example of the 1796-1830 Universal Pattern. Fire gilt on copper crescent on wire former engraved with crowned GR cypher within a wreath of laurels. The interior retaining the original chamois lining. Original gilt bright and fresh. Pattern introduced in May 1796. The gorget was abolished by William IV in August 1830 but permitted to be worn by Officers at home up to Christmas 1831 and up to 1832 by those abroad.
    Georgian Officer’s Universal Pattern Gorget circa 1796-1830. A fine copper gilt example of the pattern worn at Waterloo, the rim of the crescent formed over a wire frame. The central part finely engraved with a crowned GR cypher and attendant laurel sprays. Pattern introduced in May 1796. The gorget was abolished by William IV in August 1830 but permitted to be worn by Officers at home up to Christmas 1831 and up to 1832 by those abroad.
    Georgian portrait miniature of a Officer in the employ of the Honourable East India Company. A good portrait of an Officer wearing a scarlet coatee with bullion epaulette and black stock. Ebonised frame, glazed with gilt edged class. Reverse with inscription "John Bourning, Sailed from Portsmouth in the Asia East Indiaman the 31st of March 1801 for Bengal in the in the Honble. East India Company's Military Service. Arrived at Calcutta 24th August 1801." Approx. 16 x 14cm
    Georgian Royal Navy Flag Officer's Gilt Coatee Button circa 1812-27 A fine rare flat example on shank, reverse with Crown and "J. Mann's Improved Surface, Extra Gilt"
    Georgian Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk. A good quality example, by Gills of 6 Princess Street, Soho, London (details can be found to the reverse of the scabbard). The single edged curved blade is a length of 6 inches and is plain. The hilt with a turned ivory grip with ring turned decoration. The gilt cross guard supports a gilt metal chain knuckle guard. Complete with original fire gilt metal scabbard, this with engraved decoration and the cutler's details. Overall condition is good, the blade has been cleaned, retaining approx. 50% of the gilt finish.
    Georgian Volunteer Officer’s gorget circa 1794-1801. A good scarce gilt on copper example, the rim of the crescent formed over a wire frame. Centre part engraved with pre 1801 Royal Arms with “G” and “R” either side of the Crown. The shoulders engraved with ribbon, trophies of war etc.; one with “M” in wreath, the other with “V”. Gilt worn.
    German Third Reich Army Officer’s dagger A good example with amber ivorine twist grip and plated mounts. Oak leaf ornamented pommel, crossguard and langet bearing an eagle and swastika, the blade plain. Housed in its plated pebbled scabbard with both oakleaf bands retaining loose suspension rings. Some service wear otherwise good condition. Army (Heer) Officer’s dagger was designed by Paul Casburg in 1935.
    Gloucestershire Regiment Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901. A very fine gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the black velvet centre with silver Sphinx on “Egypt” tablet. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver scroll “The Gloucestershire Regiment”.
    Greek Navy miniature drum With lighter let into it. Approx. 8cm high.
    Grenadier Guards EIIR Officer’s scarlet tunic. A good bright example of scarlet melton cloth with blue facings to the cuff, collar and epaulettes. Each cuff is with false cuffs bearing four rows of gold bullion lace each with a regimental button, the cuff also with two bullion lines. The collar is ornamented with bullion lace and silver bullion flaming grenade devices, the shoulder straps edged with gold bullion. Complete with post 1953 regimental pattern buttons (brass to cuffs and skirt, anodised to the front. incorrect buttons to shoulder straps). Quilted cotton lining to the interior. Scarlet fresh, minor service wear.
    Grenadier Guards Levee Pattern Attributed Officer's Sword By Wilkinson of London. This sword was carried by Lieutenant William Harvey Astell. The blade is etched with a reverse entwined Crowned VR cypher and to the reverse a Regimental device. Also with the family crest and motto of the Astell family. The forte with the cutler's details of Wilkinson and the back of the blade with the unusual feature of an etched date Oct 23rd 1880. The blade is numbered 29373. The hilt is the regulation pattern incorporating the regimental device. Complete with original steel scabbard this now painted black. Overall GC some age wear, grip wire absent. Lieutenant William Harvey Astell was born in 1860 and lived at Woodbury Hall, On leaving the Grenadier Guards he served with the Bedfordshire Militia and was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire, and also a Justice of the Peace for Bedford, Cambridge and Huntingdon. He died 20th April,1896.
    Grenadier Guards rare Victorian Commissioned Quartermaster’s cap badge. A good example on loops. Gilt flaming grenade, the ball mounted with silver crowned VR cypher, reversed and interlaced. Slight service wear to gilt. (KK 890)
    Grenadier Guards rare Victorian Warrant Officer’s cap badge. A splendid die-stamped rich gilt example on loops. Flaming grenade, the ball bearing Her Majesty's Royal Cypher, reversed and interlaced. (KK 889)
    Grenadier Guards Victorian and Edwardian paperweights. A good pair, each being a lead weighted die-stamped brass Guardsman's valise badge.
    Grenadier Guards Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp. A fine silver and gilt example. Silvered circlet inscribed “Grenadier Guards”; seeded gilt centre mounted with a gilt flaming grenade, on the ball of the grenade, in silver, Queen Victoria’s crowned Cypher, reversed and interlaced. Universal pattern rococo ends.
    Grenadier Guards Victorian Valise Badge A good die-stamped brass Guardsman's valise badge with flat loop to reverse.
    Grenadier Guards WW1 Officer's cap by Rogers & Co. A fine rare example with khaki cloth crown, black mohair band with bullion flaming grenade cap badge, black patent leather peak with bullion line. Black leather chinstrap secured by two small gilt regimental buttons. Soft leather sweatband gold embossed with Royal Arms and tailor's details. Slight service wear and one or two minor old holes to underside of peak. Also shown with an associated photograph
    Hampshire. Andover Loyal Volunteers George III Officer’s gilt open back coatee button circa 1803-08. A good scarce example on shank. Slight service wear.
    Hampshire. Isle of Wight Rifles Victorian pouch belt plate. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on two screw posts. Resting in a wreath, half of oak, half of laurel, a crowned circlet inscribed “Isle of Wight Rifle Volunteers 1860”; Tower of Carisbrooke Castle to seeded centre. Raised from 25th January 1860 onwards, grouped in July 1860 to form 1st Admin. Bn at Newport, consolidated 13th April 1880 as 1st Isle of Wight RV’s. Became a VB of the Hampshire Regiment on 1st July 1881 redesigned 5th (Isle of Wight, “Princess Beatrice’s”) VB on 18th August 1885.
    Hereford Militia “belltop” Officer’s shako plate circa 1829-44. A splendid rare die-stamped example. Large rich gilt crowned star; mounted with facetted silver star in turn mounted with gilt Garter; ornate ended scroll “Hereford” across the tail; to the domed centre, the Cross of St. George in translucent red enamel. Reverse retains both horizontal loops and both pairs of wires behind the crown who's orb has been restored probably whilst in service. Slight crazing to enamel at 3 o'clock. Raised at Hereford 7th September, 1762. As a result of Cardwell's reforms became 4th Battalion The King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry) on Friday 1st July, 1881
    Herefordshire Militia, Officer’s helmet plate 1878-1881. A very fine and scarce example in silver plate on loops. The crowned eight pointed star with laurel overlay, in the centre on a ground of black leather a lion passant guardant, in the dexter paw a sword. The roped edge title circle, “Herefordshire Militia”. HQ Hereford. In 1881 became 4th Battalion The King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). One of three recorded patterns for this regiment during this short period.
    Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Sergeant’s pouch belt plate. A fine and scarce die-stamped blackened brass example on three screw posts. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a Crown resting on a blank tablet, an applied circlet inscribed “Herefordshire Rifle Volunteers” with shield from the Arms of Hereford to centre. Minor surface verdigris.
    Highland Light Infantry post 1902 HLI Officers Shako / Glengarry Badge A fine example on loops retailed by J. Stewart & Son 88 George St. Edinburgh. Silvered Star of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle; mounted on the Star, a gilt Crown with a silver coiled bugle horn below, gilt “HLI” monogram to the centre. Beneath the horn, a gilt scroll inscribed “Assaye” with the Elephant in gilt below.
    HM Queen Elizabeth II period State Musician’s head-dress. A good scarce example of the pattern worn on State occasions. Blue velvet covered with horizontal peak to the front. The crown retains vent dome. Full quilted cotton lining. Minor service wear.
    Honorary Chaplain to The Queen Badge of Office A fine scarce silver-gllt and enamel pinback full size example hallmarked Birmingham 1980 by Toye, Kenning and Spencer. Housed in its original red leather, purple velvet fitted case of issue bearing maker's detail's with Royal Warrant embossed in gold on cream silk lining. Crowned EIIR Royal Cypher within wreath half laurel, half oak.
    Honourable Artillery Company Victorian HAC Officer’s Coatee. A rare example worn during the second quarter of 19th century, of scarlet melton cloth with dark blue facings to the collar and cuffs. The collar heavily ornamented with two panels of silver embroidery mounted with bullion flaming grenades.This design is repeated on the padded bullion tail ornaments.Down the the front, two lines of seven silver plated regimental buttons bearing crowned VR cypher, reversed and interlaced. The white cloth turn back skirts bear further buttons.(24 in total). Padded cotton lining; provision for laced epaulettes.
    Honourable Artillery Company Victorian HAC Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-1901. A very fine and scarce silver and gilt example, following the pattern worn by the Grenadier Guards, with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Honorable Artillery Company”; mounted on the seeded gilt centre, a silver flaming grenade, the ball of the grenade bearing gilt Crowned VR Cypher, reversed and interlaced. Universal pattern rococo ends. A little wear to cypher’s highpoints otherwise excellent
    Honourable Artillery Company Victorian mounted Officer’s sabretache ornament. A very fine and scarce example. Rich gilt Guelphic crowned strap inscribed “Honourable Artillery Company”. To the centre, on a burnished ground, “VR” cypher, reversed and interlaced, flaming grenade beneath. Four screw posts to reverse.
    Honourable East India Company Georgian Officers Gilt flat Coatee Button circa 1800. A good scarce example complete with shank. Raised rim and lined ground bearing Company lion on torse over Old English EIC. Reverse bears crown and "Treble Orange Gilt". Minor stain at 11 o'clock. The entire HEIC army was transferred to the Crown on 1st November 1858 as a result of the Indian Mutiny.
    Honourable East India Company pre 1858 Victorian Officer’s waist belt plate mount. A fine scarce die-stamped rich gilt example. Within a laurel and palm wreath, a circlet inscribed with the Company’s motto “Auspicio Regis et Senatus Angliae” and surmounted by the Lion and Globe; to the centre, a cross with Crowned device in the top quarter. Three short squared loops to reverse replaced with period brooch pin. The entire HEIC army was transferred from the Company to the Crown on 1st November 1858 as a result of the Indian Mutiny.
    Household Cavalry Officer's Buckskin Leather Breeches. A good a scarce pair of soft white leather. Complete with velcro straps to the ankles. Minor wear.
    Household Cavalry Pattern Trooper's Sword Knot. A good white buff leather example. GC Minor service wear.
    Household Cavalry post 1953 Elizabeth II Officer’s helmet plate. A splendid die-stamped gilt example. Resting in wreath, half laurel, half oak, the crowned Collar of the Order of the Garter. Mounted to centre, a cut silver Garter Star bearing pierced gilt Garter on blue enamelled ground; to the centre, the Cross of St. George in red translucent enamel. Five screw posts and a pair of blades to reverse.
    Household Cavalry post 1953 Officer’s helmet plate by Firmin & Sons. A splendid die-stamped gilt example by F & S (Firmin & Sons). Resting in wreath, half laurel, half oak, the crowned Collar of the Order of the Garter. Mounted to centre, a cut silver Garter Star bearing pierced gilt Garter on blue enamelled ground; to the centre, the Cross of St. George in red enamel. VGC gilt bright.
    Household Cavalry State Trumpeter’s Ceremonial trumpet banner. A splendid Elizabeth II example of crimson damask silk with gold and silver embroidered Royal Arms to centre flanked by winged angels and the whole encircled by floral inlaid bullion, the Crown flanked by “E” and “R”. To each corner is a bullion Union device incorporating the Rose of England, the Thistle of Scotland the Shamrock of Ireland. The banner is edged with fine gold twisted thread fringe. The bullion and coloured silks remain bright and fresh.
    Household Cavalry Trooper’s state sword. A good quality George VI example Singled edged blade, slightly curved. The blade is with issue stamps for July 1945. Shagreen grip with twist wire binding. The open guard with a King’s Crown Cypher and compete with white buff leather sword knot. Housed in original polished steel scabbard. GC Good bright condition, some staining spots to the blade.
    Hussar Cavalry Officers Busby Boss. A good scarce oval example, retaining slider to the reverse.
    Imperial Russian 1913 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword. A good rare example of the pattern carried by the Imperial Russian Infantry during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. The single edged curved blade with double fuller and etched to the obverse with the Royal Cypher of Nicholas II and to the reverse an Imperial Eagle. The forte with the cutler's details of F.Fichte Solingen and WK&C. The hilt of the regulation gilt metal, the back of the pommel once again embossed with a Royal Cypher. Complete with black painted scabbard and retaining original bullion and cord knot. The blade remains in superb condition, the hilt and scabbard with some age wear.
    Indian Army / Irish. 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers Victorian Officer’s helmet grenade circa 1861-81. A very fine and rare rich gilt example on four loops. Flaming grenade, the ball mounted with deep laurel wreath entwined with battle honours and Royal Tiger on a scroll inscribed “Spectamur Agendo”. Within the wreath, a crowned strap "Royal Madras Fusiliers" with foliate "102" to centre. (KK 942) Became 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers on Friday 1st July 1881 whilst under the command of Lt.Col. John Duncan (Major-General 1893)
    Indian Army 16th Rajputs (Lucknow Regt) Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1903-22. A very fine and scarce silver and gilt example with non matching bench marks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “The Lucknow Regiment”; centre mounted with silver turreted gateway surmounted by “16”; scroll inscribed “Defence of Lucknow” across the gateway. Universal pattern rococo ends. Some wear to gilt. Became 10th Bn (The Lucknow Regiment) 7th Rajputs in 1922
    Indian Army 23rd Cavalry named Torin Pattern Officer's Field Service Side Cap by Ranken, Calcutta. This example is attributed to Lieutenant P.R. Tatham of the 23rd Cavalry. Black cloth with gold bullion piping. The interior with tailor's label of Ranken Calcutta and name tag P.R. Tatham. GC. Lieutenant P.R. Tatham served during WW1 in India and the North West Frontier gaining the India General Service Medal with two clasps. At this time he was commissioned into 23rd Cavalry Frontier Force. He went onto serve in the Western Desert during WW2.
    Indian Army 2nd Madras Native Infantry Officer’s coatee skirt ornaments. A fine rare pair. Each a sequin Garter Star with “2” to centre all on a dark green cloth ground. One or two sequins absent otherwise a very fine pair.
    Indian Army 9th Madras Native Infantry Victorian Officer’s gilt closed back coatee button circa 1840-57 by Jennens & Co. London. Fine rich gilt example retaining shank. Scallop edged lined design bearing native vessel surmounted by a crowned native script scroll; "Ava" scroll below.
    Indian Army Light Cavalry Officer’s shoulder scales circa 1830. A fine and scarce pair of ornate silvered examples, the crescent of each decorated with trophies of arms, each plate of the scales with laurel border. Each bearing plain silvered button. Very minor service wear, toned, generally excellent except of reverse iron strengthening plates now rusted.
    Indian Army. 16th Madras Native Infantry Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp. A fine and rare silver and gilt example with matching bench marks to both halves. Silver circlet bearing laurel sprays and gilt honour scrolls "Seringapatam" at the top and "Ava" at the base. Burnished gilt centre mounted with silver crown over XVI. Universal pattern rococco ends.
    Indian Army. 17th Bombay Native Infantry Victorian Officer’s “Albert” pattern shako plate circa 1844-55. A very fine rare attributed die-stamped gilt example of crowned star pattern mounted with wreath, half laurel, half palm; within the wreath a strap inscribed “Bombay Native Infantry ”; seeded “XVII to burnished gilt centre. Two horizontal loops to reverse; two pairs of wires behind the crown. Formed in 1800 as the Bombay Fencible Regiment; became 1st Bn., 9th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry in 1803. Redesignated 17th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry in 1824 and 17th Regiment of Bombay Infantry in 1885. Became 117th Bombay Infantry in 1903 and 5th Royal Bn. 5th Mahratta LI in 1922. Believed worn by General Henry Macan CB, Colonel of 17th Bombay Native Infantry who entered the Bombay Army in 1821, promoted Captain in 1834 and Major in 1861; Lieut-Col. 1846 and Colonel in 1854,, He gallantly commanded the 1st Brigade at the siege and in the assault and capture of Ketsh in March, 1858 for which he received the medal and was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath. Attained the rank of Major-General in 1859, promoted Lieut. Gen in 1870 and General in 1877. He died in his 81st year on Monday 20th April, 1885.
    Indian Army. 21st Bombay Infantry (The Marine Battalion) Officer’s 1881 hallmarked silver shako plate by Jennens.. An extremely fine and rare die-stamped example by J&Co (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks on the obverse. Silver-gilt crowned strap inscribed in silver letters “Marine Battalion” with “XXI” to the base. Canted silver fouled anchor to voided centre. Two loops to reverse (originally three) one being a period replacement. Raised as a Marine Battalion in 1777; 1818 redesignated 1st (Marine) Battalion, 11th Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry and in 1824 as 21st (Marine) Regiment of Bombay Native Infantry. Becoming 121st Pioneers in 1903 and 10th (Marine) Battalion, 2nd Bombay Pioneers in 1922. Disbanded 10 years later in 1832.
    Indian Army. 6th Madras Native Infantry mid 19th century Victorian Light Company Officer’s wings. An extremely fine and rare pair of coatee wings. Each comprising a crimson backed gold lace strap mounted with three rows of gilt chain; the “wing” section also bearing three rows of chain diminishing at the point and edged with fine gold bullion twist wire tassels. Central raised gilt disc mounted with silver strung bugle encircled by gilt laurel leaves. Both complete with gilt regimental button, (within a laurel wreath, a strap inscribed “Seringapatam”, “6” to the centre). The underside of each wing retains red leather and brass plates for attachment to the coatee. Became 66th Punjabis in 1903; in 1922 it was amalgamated with several other units to form 2nd Bn. 1st Punjab Regiment.
    Indian Army. Bombay Artillery Victorian Officer’s busby plume holder. A fine and rare example retaining plume holder and two screw posts to reverse. Gilt flaming grenade; the ball mounted with the gilt Royal Arms over silver gun and gilt “Bombay Artillery” scroll. Slight service wear.
    Indian Army. Bombay Volunteer Rifles Victorian helmet plate. A fine scarce British made die-stamped white metal example on loops. Guelphic crowned ten pointed star bearing circlet inscribed “Bombay Volunteer Rifles”, strung bugle to voided centre.
    Indian Army. Cawnpore Rifle Volunteers pre 1903 pagri badge. A fine and scarce die stamped white metal British made example on stout pagri pin. Within a crowned oval title strap, the Angel of the Well. Formed 16th August, 1877. Angel from the Cawnpore Memorial Well which commemorates the appalling massacre of women and children by mutineers in 1857.
    Indian Army. Rajputana Rifles Officer’s 1927 silver hallmarked pouch belt plate. A fine scarce example by ES & S (Edward Stillwell & Sons) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Crown resting on a tablet inscribed “Bourbon”; the wreath bearing numerous honour scrolls. Within the wreath, a Maltese cross with lions between the angles and RR cypher to centre; the arms of the cross ornamented with further battle honours. Retains backing plate and four screw posts to reverse. VGC
    Indian Army. Scinde Horse pouch belt plate, whistle etc. A fine and scarce silver example. The plate heavily silver plated, the whistle and holder both silver by J & Co. (Jennens) bears Birmingham 1884 hallmarks. Reverse of plate now with broad slider, and supports four chain to whistle and holder in the style of a chatelaine. Good condition.
    Indian Army. Scinde Horse silver pouch belt plate, whistle etc. A fine and scarce example. The plate heavily silver plated, the whistle and holder both silver by J & Co. (Jennens) bears Birmingham 1884 hallmarks. Reverse of plate now with broad slider, and supports four chain to whistle and holder in the style of a chatelaine.
    Indian Army: 9th Bengal Lancers Victorian Officer's 1887 hallmarked silver pouch and pouch belt A fine rare set with ensuite hallmarks by J & CO (Jennens) comprising a crimson Morocco backed two inch gold lace pouch belt with central crimson silk line. Silver boss, two strand chain, arrow prickers and holders, the latter mounted on an hexagonal plate; silver buckle, tip and slide. Pouch, the silver hallmarked flap is mounted with gilt metal crowned crossed lances with pennons, floreated “9” on tthe intersection and bi-part scroll across the butts of the lances inscribed “Bengal Lancers”. The edge of the flap is with deep engraved floral decoration. The box is of crimson leather with two gold bullion lines. A little service wear. 1st Regt of Hodson’s Horse became 9th Regt. of Bengal Cavalry in 1861, 9th Regt. of Bengal Lancers in 1886, 9th Bengal Lancers (Hodson’s Horse) in 1901 and 9th Hodson’s Horse in 1903.
    Indian Army: Bombay Volunteer Rifles Officers Pouch. A good rare black patent leather mounted with silvered BVR cyphers. Complete with belt rings. Usual crazing etc to patent.
    Indian Army: Bombay Volunteer Rifles Officer’s pouch belt plate. A very fine rare silvered example on four screw posts. Guelphic crowned laurel wreath with strap inscribed “Bombay Volunteer Rifles”; within the strap, the Star of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. Complete with domed backing plate. Raised in 1877, redesigned as 15th Bombay Battalion in 1917 and became The Bombay Battalion in 1920.
    Indian Army: Bombay Volunteer Rifles Victorian Officer's Torin Field Service Side Cap. A rare attributed example. Black curtain and crown with scarlet body with gold bullion piping. Silver bullion embroidered badge of crowned BVR cypher. The hat with a ink label of F.W. English. Generally in good condition but with small contemporary repair (see photograph).
    Indian Cavalry Officer's pouch belt with silver fittings A good example of black Morocco backed gold lave with central blue silk line. Mounted with silver boss supporting two chains terminating in arrow prickers and holder, buckle, tip and side. The Lace loose in parts otherwise a good untouched example.
    Indian Mutiny Period 31st Bengal Native Infantry Field Officer’s shako & Cotton Cover. A very fine and scarce 1855-61 example complete with white linen cover for hot climate. Black beaver skin with black patent leather crown, neck and front peaks; two rows of gold lace around top of the crown denote Colonel’s or Lieutenant Colonel’s rank. To the front a fine fire eight pointed star, the topmost point displaced by a Crown; mounted on the star, a laurel wreath encircling a strap inscribed “Bengal Native Infantry”; “31” to centre on a burnished gilt ground. Woollen white over red tuft to crown. The interior retains original leather sweatband with crimson silk edging and waxed silk lining. Black patent leather chinstrap and blackened mask to reverse of shako on the top line of gold lace. To the inside of the crown, an original paper tailor’s label of Garden and Son, Army Cap and Helmet Makers of 200 Piccadilly, London. The shako is accompanied by its original white linen Foreign Service Cover with 3-button fastenings to each side; the linen now stained and with minor holes and tears. Shako and cover are housed in japanned carrying tin. Shako VGC The shako is attributed to Lt. Gen. Frederick George Lister. Born 1790, died 1870. Originally commissioned as ensign into the 26th Native Infantry in 1806. Lt. 1808. Capt. 1824. Maj. 1839. Lt. Col. 1845. Col. 1855. Maj. Gen. 1857. Lt. Gen 1869. Posted as Colonel to the 31st Bengal Native Infantry in 1855.
    Indian. Bombay Rifle Regiment Victorian Officer’s 1889 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate. A very fine die-stamped example by Hobson & Sons bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic Crown a tablet inscribed “Bourbon”. Within the wreath a Maltese cross, lions within the angles of the arms of the cross and with balls to the tips of arms. Roped circlet with BRR entwined letters to centre. Retains its original backing plate as well as all four nuts. Four honours to laurel wreath and two honours to each arm of the cross. Five additional separate honours “Kirkee”, “Meanee”, “Abyssinia”, “Hyderabad”, “Burmah” as well as a strung bugle pouch badge. All by H&S. hallmarked Birmingham 1889. VGC
    Infantry of the Line Colour Sergeant’s rank badge of the pattern worn at Waterloo A very fine and scarce example circa 1813-68. Scarlet facing cloth embroidered in gold wire and coloured silk with Union flag surmounted by a Crown, crossed bullion sabres set on the flagstaff below. Minor service wear. Instituted on 5th July 1813. In August 1868 the pattern altered to crowned crossed Union colours.
    Infantry of the Line Colour Sergeant’s rank badge of the pattern worn at Waterloo A good scarce example circa 1813-68. Scarlet facing cloth embroidered in gold wire and coloured silk with Union flag surmounted by a Crown, crossed bullion sabres set on the flagstaff below with single broad white-backed lace chevron at the base. Instituted on 5th July 1813. In August 1868 the pattern altered to crowned crossed Union colours.
    Infantry of the Line Colour Sergeant’s rank badge of the pattern worn at Waterloo A good scarce example circa 1813-68. Scarlet facing cloth embroidered in gold wire and coloured silk with Union flag surmounted by a Crown, crossed bullion sabres set on the flagstaff below with single black-backed lace chevron at the base. Instituted on 5th July 1813. In August 1868 the pattern altered to crowned crossed Union colours.
    Infantry Officer's Home Service Helmet Plate circa 1902-14. A splendid rich gilt example on loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; silver Spinx on "Egypt" tablet mounted to black velvet centre. Base of wreath with provision for title scroll.
    Inspector of Army Schools Edwardian Officer’s helmet plate A fine rare example on three loops. Gilt crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; centrally an EVIIR Cypher in silver set on a duck egg blue enamel ground. Minor chip to enamel at 5 o’clock. Inspectors of Army Schools and Corps of Army Schoolmasters (formed in 1846;) disbanded 1920 and reformed as the Army Educational Corps 15th June, 1920.
    Irish / British Indian. 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers Officer’s helmet grenade circa 1861-1881. A very fine and scarce gilt example on four loops. Flaming grenade, the ball mounted with a laurel wreath entwined with battle honours and encircling a crowned strap inscribed “Royal Madras Fusiliers” with floreate “102” to the centre. At the base of the wreath, the Royal Tiger on a scroll inscribed “Spectamur Agendo”. (KK 942) 102nd became 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers on Friday 1st July 1881.
    Irish Guards Regimental Music stand drape. A rare example. Order of St. Patrick Star embroidered in silver bullion and coloured silks onto a drape of blue and red cloth of the Guards Division, these colours are repeated to the tassels.
    Irish Guards Regimental Music stand drape. A fine scarce impressive example. Order of St. Patrick Star embroidered in silver bullion and coloured silks onto a drape of blue and red velvet (colours of the Guards Division) edged with silver lace; the pointed lower edge ornamented with twist silver wire tassels. Supported bu silver wire rope from brass pole with ornate finials.
    Irish Lower Slane Volunteers Georgian shoulder belt plate. A fine and extremely scarce die-stamped brass OR’s example. Rectangular plate bearing crowned strap inscribed “Lower Slane” resting on a Union spray; Maid of Erin Harp to centre. Reverse retains original fixings comprising single hook and two studs. The Barony of Lower Slane is situated to the North of County Meath
    Irish Militia Georgian / William IV Officer’s 1829 "belltop" shako plate. A splendid rare die-stamped fire gilt on copper example.Large crowned star with raised plain centre mounted with silver Maid of Erin Harp on a green cloth ground and scroll inscribed “Quis Separabit”. Reverse retains both original horizontal loops as well as a pair of blade fixings. Slight service wear
    Irish North Cork Militia attributed Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate 1879-81 and his commission. A fine and rare die-stamped unmarked silver or heavily plated example. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic Crown resting on a blank tablet; within the wreath a Maltese cross with ball finials to the tips and lions between the arms. To the centre, within a circlet inscribed “North Cork Riflemen”, a strung bugle. Four screw posts to reverse and complete with backing plate. VGC Worn by Captain Frederick James William Davies, 104th Foot whilst serving as adjutant (gazetted 20.5.1879) ... together with Davies' commission appointing him adjutant signed in ink "George" (Prince George, Field Marshal and CinC British Army, grandson of George III) ... accompanied by Davies's blue velvet wallet beautifully embroidered back and front with silk floral designs and bullion and silk "FD" monogram.
  • Raised 1793 at Fermoy as North Cork Militia; redesignated North Cork Rifles 1852; became 9th Bn. KRRC on Friday 1st July 1881
  • Irish. 5th Inniskilling Dragoons Guards GvR Cavalry Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1927-35. A very fine and scarce large, short lived example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with burnished edges mounted with silver oak wreath in which rests the Castle of Inniskilling on an oval tablet “V”. Across the base of the wreath, a scroll “Inniskilling Dragoon Guards”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent.
    Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons pre 1922 Officer’s waist belt plate. A fine scarce example. Gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver oak wreath in which rests the Castle of Enniskilling on an oval tablet “VI”. Across the base of the wreath, a bi-part scroll “Inniskilling Dragoons”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent.
    Irish. 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment, Other Rank’s shako plate 1869-78 A very scarce die-stamped gilding metal example on two loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stenciled numerals “88”. Following service throughout the Mutiny, the 88th returned to England in 1870 and adopted this shako plate which continued in use when despatched to the Cape in 1877 and whilst engaged in the Kaffir War of 1877-78 and Zulu War of 1879.
    Irish. 89th Foot (Princes Victoria’s) Napoleonic War Period Attributed Miniature Portrait A painted silhouette head and shoulder portrait of Lieutenant John Caulfield of the 89th Regiment. He is shown wearing scarlet coatee, dark blue facings with gold bullion epaulettes and lace. Mounted into a contemporary ebonized glazed frame. To the revers an hand written note with biographical details. Lieutenant John Caulfield was appointed an Ensign without purchase into the 89th in 1811 and Lieutenant in 1812
    Irish. 8th Armagh Regiment of Militia Georgian Officer's shoulder belt plate Circa 1793-1811 A very fine and exceedingly rare example. Oval gilt mounted with silver crown, gadrooned blue translucent enamel oval bearing "8" with furled pierced scroll "Armagh" below. The mounts secured by intrequetly hand made threads and nuts; brace of hooks and studs to reverse. Minor service wear and slight verdigris to reverse.
    Irish. Antrim Militia (Queen’s Royal Rifles) Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp circa 1855-81. A very rare example of special pattern in blackened brass with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet being a raised laurel wreath; plain centre mounted with silver Bath style cross bearing circlet “Queen’s Royal Rifles” with strung bugle to centre. Plain ends. Slight service wear. Raised 1793 at Randalstown as Antrim Militia; redesignated Antrim Militia (Queen’s Royal Rifles) in 1855. Became the 4th Battalion, The Royal Irish Rifles in 1881.
    Irish. Clare Regiment of Militia William IV / Victorian Field Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1830-55. An extremely fine and rare example. Gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver crowned Maid of Erin Harp resting on curved floreated scroll “Clare Regiment". Fixed belt loop present, detachable one no longer present.
    Irish. Clough Infantry Georgian OR’s cross / shoulder belt plate circa 1779-1815. A good very rare Napoleonic War Period example cast brass oval example engraved with crowned Maid of Erin Harp; around the top edge a scroll inscribed “Clough" with another, “Infantry” areound the base. Reverse with hook and pair of studs. Co. Antrim unit raised 1779, stood down 1792; reraised 1796, disbanded 1815. In 1803 it was commanded by Capt. JS Moore.
    Irish. Down Volunteers late 18th century Georgian baldric or pouch badge. An extremely scarce OR's example. Cast brass oval inscribed "Down Volunteers" with Crowned Maid of Erin Harp to voided centre; three integral loops to reverse. Some service wear.
    Irish. Dublin City Artillery Victorian Officer's sabretache circa 1889-1901.. A very fine rare example. The dark blue melton cloth face edged with gold lace, the centre with heavily embroidered bullion Royal Arms, with padded crimson velvet scroll bearing laurel spray beneath, resting on gold embroidered sprays of laurel and oak; below the sprays, an applied rich gilt gun with mounted wheel resting on a padded crimson velvet scroll inscribed 'DUBLIN CITY ARTILLERY'. Complete with three D shaped suspension rings and accompanied by its original crimson velvet lined fitted foul weather cover.
    Irish. Kildare Rifles Militia Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good die-stamped blackened brass example on loops. Crowned strap inscribed “Kildare Rifles”; to the centre, two serpents and motto “Prudens ut serpens”. (KK 1281 )Raised at Naas circa 1780 as Kildare Militia, became 3rd Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers on Friday 1st July 1881
    Irish. Royal Dublin Fusiliers rare late Victorian Boer War silver and gilt attributed Officer's cap badge by Jennens A splendid example by J & Co (Jennens), retaining three loops to the reverse. Gilt flaming grenade on silver "Royal Dublin Fusiliers" scroll; silver Tiger and Elephant mounted on the ball of the grenade. Captain Arthur Broadhurst-Hill was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1899 and was promoted to Lieutenant in February 1900. From the effects of Captain Arthur Broadhurst-Hill who was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1899 and was promoted to Lieutenant in February 1900. He served during the Boer War and was wounded at Harts Hill on the 24th February 1900.
    Irish. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers post 1881 Officer’s fur cap grenade. A fine die-stamped example. Gilt flaming grenade; the ball mounted with silver Inniskilling Castle. Reverse with screw post to top and pair of blades to bottom. (KK 935)
    Irish. Royal Irish Regiment Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901. A fine and scarce gilding metal example on three loops (pinched). Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the crimson velvet centre with silver crowned Harp resting in shamrock sprays. Mounted on the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Royal Irish” . "Dress Regulations" state Officer's helmet plates should be "gilt or gilding metal", presumably depended on the particular Officer's purse.
    Irish. Royal Meath Militia Officer’s shell jacket circa 1871-74. A fine and rare example of the short stable pattern undress jacket. Scarlet melton cloth with dark blue facings to the the collar and cuffs. The latter mounted with four silvered regimental buttons Two further buttons can be found to the silver twist cord epaulettes. The jacket is edged with flat silver lace; quilted crimson silk lining. Ink name label of “W.N. Waller”. Minor age wear. Lieutenant William Newcome Waller who joined the militia 13th February 1871 and resigned in late 1874. Headquarters at Naven.
    Irish. Royal Meath Militia Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example on toned black loops (North and South). Crowned Tara brooch, the upper part inscribed “Royal Meath”. (KK 1294) Date of first commission to the regiment was that of its Colonel Thomas Marquis of Headfort on 25th April 1793. Headquarters at Limerick. Became 5th Bn. Leinster Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881.
    Irish. Royal South Downshire crowned shamrock wreath Good rich git example on screw posts
    Irish. Trinity College Dublin Volunteer Infantry George III Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1797-1815. An extremely fine and rare example, the copper gilt oval plate with narrow rope border and engraved designs comprising a central shield with arms of the college viz. a lion passant, the Maid of Erin Harp, a closed book and a twin towered castle; above; a scroll above “Tam Marti” and one below “Quam Minervae”. Reverse retains original fixings, comprising two hooks at the top and two studs at the bottom.
    Irish: 6th Inniskilling Dragoons Officer's Helmet circa 1843-47. A really splendid rare gilt example in remarkable condition. The plain skull with a lower title band inscribed "Inniskilling Dragoons". The frontal rayed plate overlaid with the Royal Arms and honour scroll, "Waterloo". The gilt metal crest embellished with raised scrolling of laurel and acanthus foliage. The black horse hair 'shaving brush' and falling plume is original. Gilt metal chin scales of laurel leaf pattern (a small neat repair to the lining at one end) with large gilt rose pattern supporters. Red morrocan sweat band and both peaks lined with green skiver.
    Irish: Armagh Light Infantry Militia Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good die-stamped white metal example on loops. Crowned strung bugle. Raised 1793 at Armagh, redesignated Light Infantry in 1855, became 3rd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers on Friday 1st July 1881 (KK 1267)
    Irish: Napoleonic War Castleblaney Cavalry Portrait Miniature. A rare and good quality portrait painted onto ivory. The portrait depicts an Officer head and shoulders, wearing scarlet coatee with blue facings and silvered chained wings. His white leather shoulder belt can be clearly seen with his gilt shoulder belt plate . To the corner of the portrait is the date 1798. Contained in the original carved wood oval frame (split top and bottom not affecting image). Overall height 3 1/2 inches. Raised in 1796 with Lord Blaney commanding; 1804 Army List shows just four Officers.
    Irish: Queen’s County Rifles Militia Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A good die-stamped blackened brass example on three original lead soldered loops. Crowned strung bugle resting on a large scroll inscribed “Queen’s County Rifles”. Raised 1793 at Montrath, became 4th Bn. Leinster Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881 (KK 1296)
    Irish: Queen’s Own Royal Dublin City Militia OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81 A good scarce die-stamped white metal example on loops. Crowned oval strap “Queen’s Own Royal Regiment” resting within a slim shamrock wreath; centrally three castles. (KK 1278) Raised in 1793, redesignated Royal Dublin City Militia in 1815 later adding the title “Queen’s Own” became 4th Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    Isle of Man Volunteers Georgian/Victorian Officer's gilt open-back coatee button by Williams & Son, London A fine scarce example complete with shank. Within a crowned strap inscribed “Quocunque leceris stabit”, the arms of the Isle of Man
    Kent Cyclist Battalion Officer’s peaked cap circa 1910-20. A fine rare example by Hobson & Sons. of dark blue cloth with scarlet piping to the welt of the crown. The front bearing silvered ca badge of the White Horse of Kent resting on ‘Invicta’ scroll. Retains both unique battalion special pattern gilt buttons supporting black patent leather chinstrap. Deep white leather sweatband. Complete with detachable white linen cover. Formed 1908 as 6th (Cyclist) Bn. QORWK; 1910 redesignated Kent Cyclist Bn. HQ at Tonbridge. Transferred to RA 1920
    King's Liverpool Regiment Victorian Officer's post 1881 forage cap badge. A very fine rare example. Gilt pierced Garter on a blue velvet ground. Within the Garter on a crimson velvet raised ground, the White Horse in silver and a gilt scroll inscribed “Kings” in old English. Red felt backing. Excellent condition.
    King's Own Scottish Borderers Victorian Officer's helmet circa 1884-1901 by Cumming of Dumfries.. An extremely fine, superior quality, rare example of an Officer's Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet complete with gilt spike supported on cruciform base,rose ear bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain, back strap and front peak trim. To the front, a rich gilt crowned star mounted with a full laurel wreath; mounted on the laurel wreath, a silver thistle wreath with the Cross of St. Andrew; across the top arms a pierced scroll inscribed “In Veritate Religionis Confido” surmounted by the Royal Crest. Within the wreath, a pierced circlet inscribed “King’s Own Scottish Borderers”. On the centre of the cross, Edinburgh Castle. Below the circlet, a tri-part pierced scroll inscribed “Nisi Dominus Frustra”. The central part set on a black velvet ground. Cream quilted silk lining with gold embossed with tailor's details (Royal Arms over J. Cumming, English Street, Dumfries) complete with buff leather sweatband with crimson silk edging. Tiny spot of moth to edge of rear peak. Contained in its original japanned metal storage tin. The Regular Battalions of the Regiment ceased to wear the Home Service pattern helmet in 1904 when they adopted the Kilmarnock bonnet.
    King’s own Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry Trooper’s helmet. A fine Edward VII example of the trooper’s helmet. Black patent leather skull, mounted with brass laurel leaf band decoration. To the front, a regimental pattern helmet plate comprising a Crowned EVIIR cypher within a laurel wreath. A tri-part title scroll King’s Own Norfolk Impl Yeomy, to the base of the wreath. A fluted spike supports a saffron yellow horse hair plume, with rose head boss. Two rose head bosses support a interlinked brass chin chain with leather backing. Retains leather lining.
    King’s Own Scottish Borderers Officer’s shoulder belt plate A very good scarce King George VI period example, Silvered Regimental device overlaid onto a rectangular gilt backing plate. Retaining two hooks and two studs to the reverse. This pattern was worn by the regiment from 1901 until 1953.
    King’s Royal Rifle Corps attributed Victorian Officer’s green cloth helmet circa 1881-90. A rare splendid, virtually mint dark green example mounted with blackened silvered spike and cruciform base, backstrap, front peak trim, rose head bosses, velvet backed rope design chin chain and Maltese cross plate. Deep calf sweatband and quilted cream silk lining. Housed in its japanned transit / storage tin complete with staple and hasp retaining tailor's brass plate of F.W. Flight, Military Tailors, Winchester and brass plate engraved (and red filled) with owner's name "E.J.S. Wartley, 60th Rifles". Evidence of previous plate and tin details indicate this helmet was purchased by the owner in 1878 when the 60th adopted the helmet, then in 1881 Wartley bought the new pattern plate when the regiment dropped the title "60th" in Cardwell's reforms and became simply The King's Royal Rifle Corps. The KRRC exchanged helmets for the rifle cap in 1890. The helmet was worn by Major General (Lt Colonel KRRC) The Honourable Edward James Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-MacKenzie CB., CMG., MVO., DSO. Commissioned into the 60th Rifles on the 13th October 1877, under the name of Edward James Stuart Wortley, his Father was created the Earl of Wharncliffe adopting the surname Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie in 1876. Appointed Lieutenant in 1880 he saw action during the Afghan War 1878-80, Egyptian Campaign 1882, Nile Expedition 1884, Soudan Expedition, (DSO), South Africa 1899-1900. Served as Major General Commanding 10th Infantry Brigade Eastern Command 1908-1912. At the outbreak of the Great war he commanded the 46th (North Midland) Division and commanded it at the Battle of Loos in October 1915. He also commanded the Division in the opening sages of the Battle of the Somme, on the 1st July 1916
    King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1882-1900. A good scarce silver and gilt clasp with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Shropshire Light Infantry”; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver strung bugle bearing “KLI” cypher between the strings. Universal pattern rococo ends. Some service wear. 53rd and 85th Foot became 1st and 2nd Bns King’s Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment) on Friday 1st July, 1881 under Cardwell’s reforms. Eight months later redesignated The King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry) 10th March 1882.
    King’s Shropshire Light Infantry Victorian post 1882 Officer’s forage cap star. A fine die-stamped silvered brooched example. Facetted eight pointed star mounted with gilt circlet inscribed “Shropshire”. Mounted on the domed green translucent enamel centre, a silver strung bugle with gilt “KLI” lodged between the cords. Minor service wear.
    Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) A fine cased set of the KBE, Military Division 1st type by Garrard & Co. by Special Appointment to His Majesty The King. Neck badge being a silver-gilt cross patonce surmounted by a Crown, the arms of the cross in pearl grey enamel; the centre bearing Britannia within a circlet inscribed “For God and the Empire” on a red enamel ground. Suspended from a purple neck ribbon with red central stripe ... The eight pointed breast star also bearing Britannia within a circlet inscribed “For God and the Empire” on a red enamel ground. Case with a little wear, insignia remains excellent.
    Lancashire Militia Artillery Victorian Officer’s pouch circa 1889-1900. A good scarce example of dark blue melton cloth ground, with gold embroidered Royal Arms. Oak leaves and acorns embroidered above a gilt gune. Below the Royal Arms a padded crimson cushion embroidered with three stars. Below the fgun, a padded crimson scroll embroidered “Lancashire Artillery.” Complete with gilt belt loops and pocket. Bullion toned, slight moth above laurels, top left corner of the flap.
    Lancer Officer's full dress girdle. Bullion example secured by two olivettes and loop fastenings. Probably worn by a yeomanry. Excellent
    Late 18th Century Military Miniature Portrait. A good quality oil on ivory head and shoulder portrait of an Officer wearing scarlet coatee with white facings. To the shoulder the early style cloth epaulette with tassels.. Mounted into a gilt oval frame, pendant glazed to both sides. Colour and detail is good, but please note there is a crack to the ivory. Height 5cm
    Late Victorian Officers Campaign Cutlery Set A fine quality private purchase set, comprising clear glass drinking glass. ... Folding fork. ... Folding Knife. These with white bone grips. The set is contained in a leather case. Minor service wear GC.
    Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert's Own) Officer's scarlet peaked forage cap. An excellent scarce post 1908 example by E. Tautz & Sons, 485 Oxford Street. Scarlet melton crown, body and band with black patent leather peak and chinstrap, the latter supported by plain buttons. To the front, a silver badge secured by top loop and lower blade (not removed for inspection, no hallmarks visible to front). Full grey silk ribbed adjustable sweatband. One or two minor traces to lower edge of band at the reverse.
    Life Guards EIIR Household Cavalry Trooper's Helmet. A superb pristine example, the nickel skull with gilt brass bind edge, the front bearing bi-metal EIIR crowned Garter Star plate. To each side, a gilt brass rose head boss supports the leather backed chin chain. A nickel plume holder, on gilt brass eight pointed star base, supports a flowing white horsehair plume with topped nickel domed button pattern boss, ornamental gilt brass backstrap. Complete with original leather lining.
    Life Guards EIIR Officer's Helmet. A superb post 1953 example. Skull of German silver decorated with gilt brass laurel and oak leaf design. Gilt rose pattern ear bosses support a gilt brass black leather backed chin chain. To the front, helmet plate of half laurel/half oak leaf wreath surrounding the Collar of the Order of the Garter and surmounted by a Crown. Mounted to centre is a cut silver star of the Order of the Garter. The gilt pierced Garter is set onto blue enamelled ground, to the centre, the Cross of St. George in red enamel. To top of the helmet a gilt and silver spike rises from an eight pointed star and supports the white horsehair plume. Plume is surmounted by a gilt rose boss. Complete with original lining. Excellent
    Life Guards Officer's Cuirass A superb Elizabeth II period example, both front and back plates are of nickel silver ornamented with brass studs. Each plate is bound with 1/4 inch black leather and dark blue velvet edging. Complete with gilt brass shoulder scales of regimental pattern, the ends section device with velvet and bullion. Red leather lining to the interior. and complete with a leather and bullion waist strap. Minor service wear.
    Life Guards Officer’s pouch and pouch belt A very fine post 1953 Elizabeth II example. The pouch of black simulated leather mounted with a rich gilt regimental device, with scarlet velvet to the crown and backing and incorporating the battle honours “Peninsula”, and “Waterloo”. The belt of two and a half inch white buff leather, with scarlet cord secured by buff leather loops. Complete with plain gilt buckle, tip and slide. Small amount of service wear, Good Condition.
    Life Guards Officer’s Scarlet Tunic. A very good and fine Elizabeth II period example of the pattern worn on State Occasions. The tunic of scarlet cloth, with dark blue velvet facings to the collar and cuffs, each decorated with gold bullion embroidery of acorn and oak leaf device. The cuffs with the addition of a regimental buttons. The rear of the tunic is also with fine quality bullion embroidery. The interior is of quilted cotton. The tunic is fitted with post 1953 gilt regimental buttons. and to the shoulders gold bullion cord epaulettes, the right incorporating aiguillettes. The cords with rank Stars indicating a Second Lieutenant. Scarlet and bullion remains bright and fresh, making this a very fine example of the pattern
    Life Guards Pattern State Sword Knot. The strap of crimson material, with three lines of gold bullion. Complete with bullion knot, the tassels of twist silver. Overall age wear, bullion dulled, tassels now black.
    Life Guards post 1901 Officer’s Waist Belt Plate. A splendid example comprising a rich seeded gilt rectangular plate, mounted with the Collar of the Order of the Garter, surmounted by a Crown. Mounted on the Collar, a silver Garter Star, the Garter pierced and set on a blue enamel ground, the central Cross of St.George in red translucent enamel. On either side of the collar the letters “L.G.” reversed and intertwined. Below the letters, a scroll upon a twig of laurel on one side inscribed “Peninsula”, on the other “Waterloo”. Fixed and detachable belt loops present.
    Life Guards post 1922 Trooper's Shell Jacket. A fine rare example of scarlet cloth with dark blue facings to the collar, cuffs and shoulder straps; the latter with scarlet piping. Complete with regimental pattern brass buttons and full lining. Scarlet remains bright, small repair patch to the back. 1st Life Guards amalgamated with 2nd Life Guards in 1922 to form The Life Guards (1st & 2nd). Redesignated The Life Guards in 1928.
    Light Dragoons Mid Victorian Officer's Shako plume holder A splendid rare rich gilt example
    Light Infantry / Rifle Volunteers Officers Whilstle and Chain Set. A good silver plated example, the two piece boss mounted with a loin head. Double chain link securing a whistle with holder. Complete with all screw posts, minor wear to the silver plating GC.
    Liverpool Irish Rifle Volunteers Officer’s 1860 hallmarked silver pouch belt. A splendid rare die-stamped silver example by WD bearing Birmingham hallmarks to obverse and backing plate. Crowned ornate shamrock wreath resting on a scroll inscribed “Erin go Bragh”. Within the wreath, a disc bearing IRV, below the disc, a harp. Three screw posts to reverse. Initially the 64th (Liverpool Irish) Rifle Volunteers based at 9 Everton Crescent, Liverpool. redesignated 18th (Liverpool Irish) Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880, and the 5th (Irish) Volunteer Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) in 1888.
    London Irish Rifles Piper’s head-dress plate circa 1908-52. A fine scarce silver plated example. Within a Crowned shamrock wreath, the Harp affixed to backing plate. Plume holder and two loops to reverse.
    London Rifle Brigade Victorian Officer's shako plate. A fine die-stamped blackened brass example on two loops. Crowned mounted with silvered oak wreath with crossed sword and sceptre. To the centre, within a strap inscribed “London Rifle Brigade”, the shield from the Royal Arms; below the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Ich Dien” with shield from the City of London Arms below.
    London Rifle Brigade WW2 Officer’s 1939 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate. A splendid example by JRG&S (JR Gaunt and Sons) bearing Birmingham hallmarks to the front. Within a oak wreath, a circlet inscribed “London Rifle Brigade. South Africa 1900,’02” superimposed on crossed sword and sceptre; shield from the Royal Arms to the centre. Across the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Primus in urbe” with shield from the City of London arms below. Under the Crown, a scroll inscribed “France & Flanders 1914,’18”; beneath the circlet another inscribed “Ypres 1915,’17”; four honour scrolls to either side of the wreath. Complete with HM silver backing plate. Three screw posts to reverse complete with HM silver hooped nuts.
    London Scottish Officer’s 1919 hallmarked silver plaid brooch. A very fine example by J & Co (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Plain burnished silver quoit mounted with thistle wreath and surmounted by a crown whose cross extending above the quoit. To the centre, a Lion Rampant; below the wreath, a scroll inscribed “The London Scottish”. Stout pin to reverse.
    Machine Gun School rare WW1 Football cap 1918-19 season. A splendid rare example by Crottys Ltd, Dublin, of six velvet panels (blue, maroon and green) with silver braid between each and topped with a silver bullion domed button retaining large silver bullion tassel. The frnt with heavily silver embroidered crossed machine guns with 'MGS' cypher below. The green velvet peak with silver wire embroidered '1918-19' and two rows of braid. Stitched crimson silk lining. In 1926 the Machine Gun School at Netherhaven amalgamated with the School of Musketry to form the Corps of Small Arms & Machine Gun School. This was very short lived as the title was changed later in the year to the Small Arms School Corps.
    Manchester Local Militia George III Officer's coatee circa 1808-16 A rare Georgian Officer's coatee to a local militia in remarkable condition. Scarlet cloth with black facings, complete with all its gilt buttons (69) and bullion bugle tail ornaments. Ornate cord circular ornamentation on the shoulder and down the front, One or two moth holes mainly to lining. Unit raised in Manchester 24th September 1808commanded by Lt. Col. John Sivester. Disbanded 1816.
    Manchester Regiment Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1881-1901. A very fine scarce silver and gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “The Manchester Regiment”; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver eight pointed star bearing a gilt Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Universal pattern rococo ends.
    Marsh & Baxter, Brierley Hill Merryweather pattern brass fireman's helmet. A rare factory Fire Brigade example, brass skull surmounted by floral ornamented brass comb. To the front an eight pointed hobnail star, mounted with a title strap "Marsh & Baxter, Brierley Hill", this encircling "M & B" . Complete with both brass rose head bosses, supporting a brass linked chain with leather backing (stitching faults). The interior with full leather lining and makers tablet to the rear peak flap. The helmet retains a good shape.
    Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) A fine cased Civil Division 2nd type by The Royal Mint. Silver cross patonce surmounted by a Crown; the centre bearing conjoined heads of King George V and Queen Mary within a circlet inscribed “For God and the Empire”. Suspended from a pearl grey edged rose pink silk ribbon lady's bow. Excellent. Housed in its fitted case which retains its outer stout card case.
    Mid / late 19th Century Miniature Portrait of a Rifle Volunteer Officer. A very fine quality oil on ivory miniature full length portrait, depicting an Officer wearing rifle pattern tunic, with black patent leather waist belt and pouch belt. The latter mounted with a silver boss, whistle and chain. The miniature is mounted into its original gold plated glazed frame with rich green velvet backing. The portrait is unsigned, but of high quality. Overall size 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.
    Militia Artillery Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1891-1901. A fine scarce die-stamped brass example on two loops. Royal Arms with gun below resting on scroll “Militia Artillery”. (KK 812) Title changed from “Artillery Militia” to “Militia Artillery” in 1891
    MINIATURE cased Queen's South Africa Medal by Spink. A super example bearing clasps "Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902" housed in its original red leather Spink & Son Ltd" case lined with cream silk and velvet.
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    Napoleonic Light Infantry Volunteer Georgian Officer's coatee circa 1803-08. A very fine and extremely rare scarlet short-tail example with dark blue facings and white skirt turnbacks bearing gilt strung bugles. Two rich gilt buttons ("LV" cypher within crowned star) adorn the collar, three to each cuff, two rows of eight to the front with twelve further to the back and skirt tails.
    Napoleonic War period 1796 George II Officer's Light Cavalry sword. A good example with single edged flat blade. Regulation hilt with single bar guard, shagreen grip secured by twist wire binding. Housed in original leather scabbard with steel mounts. Steel parts have been polished. A good display item.
    Napoleonic War period 1796 Infantry George III Officer's sword. A good example with straight fullered blade; the hilt conforming to the regulation pattern, fitting in fire gilt with folding guard and classic urn pommel. Gilt remains fresh, blade has been polished. Scabbard absent
    Napoleonic War Period 1796 Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword by Osborn & Gunby Birmingham. A good clean example the blade bearing a stamp of a Crown over 4. The regulation hilt with single bar guard and leather covered grip. To the top of the bar traces of a WD Arrow above “B.O.”. Housed in original steel scabbard fitted with two loose rings. The scabbard with clear stamp Osborn & Gunby Birmm GC Steel work clean, one side of scabbard minor surface rusting.
    Nepaul Foot Artillery 19th century Victorian Officer’s pouch belt and pouch. A rare example, the pouch of black patent leather mounted to the centre with a large gilt gun. Below this a tri-part padded velvet scroll, embroidered with the regimental title. The flap is edged with Artillery pattern gold bullion lace. The belt is of gold lace, fitted with Artillery pattern ornate buckle, tip and slide. Bullion slightly dulled. Overall good condition
    New Zealand. 17th (Ruahine) Regiment OR’s helmet plate. A good scarce die-stamped brass example on loops. Fern wreath with “Ruahine” scroll at the base, five pointed star to voided centre. Evidence of J.R. Gaunt, London tablet to reverse.
    Newcastle Police William IV painted truncheon circa 1830-37. A good turned wood example, black painted body emblazoned with crown, Royal Cypher and Arms of Newcastle with oval escutcheon below "Newcastle Police". Ring turned handle. Some paint loss and central split.
    North Irish Horse Officer’s Full Dress Head-dress. A very rare and magnificent example of the his unique regimental pattern. Hardened dark green melton cloth skull, with a wide black patent leather brim and band to the skull. To the front a large silvered badge secured with blades, set onto a green and white rosette. Complete with green cockerel feather plume. The sweatband to the interior is now absent, but the tailor’s label of Hawkes remains with paper order label with name “Russell”. Also gold initials “A.H.R.”. Black patent leather chin strap present. Moth nips to the underside of the brim otherwise a very fine example. Worn by Lieutenant Colonel The Hon. Arthur Hamilton-Russell, 4th son of the 7th Viscount Boyne. Major Royal Dragoons 28.1.08, retired and became Major NIH 27.1.09. He embarked with the Regiment to France landing on the 1st May 1915, he was Mentioned in Dispatches June 1916.
    Northampton Militia William IV Colonel's epaulettes and gorget. An extremely fine and rare set worn by Sir Justinian Isham Bart. Colonel of the Northamptonshire Militia. Each silver bullion epaulette bears a silvered metal crescent supporting fine twist wire tassels. The crescent encircles a padded cushion embroidered with a WIVR Cypher, the strap is mounted with an Order of the Bath Star and Crown, denoting the rank of Colonel. Both epaulettes retain the pre 1833 silvered regimental button. The undersides retains pale yellow cloth backing and padded silk cushion. Silver bullion remains fresh and bright. .... Together with his Georgian Universal Pattern gorget. Gilt on copper crescent with raised edge, the centre part engraved with Crowned GR cypher within a wreath of laurels. Retains virtually all its original fire gilt finish. VGC Colonel Sir Justinian Isham Bart of Lamport Hall was born 24th April 1773, appointed Captain 21st January 1797, Lt. Col 4th October 1804 and Colonel of the Regiment in March 1830 until his death in April 1845. Lamport Hall remained the family seat of the Isham family until 1976.
    Northumberland and Newcastle Volunteer Cavalry mid 19th century Officer’s sabretache ornament. A fine and rare die-cast gilt example. Within an oak wreath a circlet inscribed “Northumberland & Newcastle Volr. Cavy.”; to the voided centre the Crowned Royal Cypher, reversed and interlaced. Reverse original wire fixings replaced with two loops.
    Northumberland Hussars post 1953 Guidon Bearer’s plate. A fine rare example on two large belt loops. Rectangular seeded gilt plate mounted with silvered crowned strap inscribed “Northumberland Hussars” resting on “South Africa 1900-02” scroll; Alnwick Castle to centre.
    Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) A fine cased Lady's breast badge, Civil Division 1st type by Garrard & Co. by Special Appointment to His Majesty The King. Silver-gilt (hallmarked London 1918) cross patonce surmounted by a Crown, the centre bearing Britannia within a circlet inscribed “For God and the Empire”. Suspended from a purple ribbon bow; complete with miniature. Excellent.
    Officer's Home Service Blue Cloth Helmet A good example of the 1878 pattern Officer's Home Service pattern blue cloth helmet complete with gilt metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses which support the leather backed chinchain. The interior with leather sweatband to interior. The overall condition is good, the cork of the skull in sound condition, however the spike is bent, stitching faults to the chin chain,
    Order of the Bath cased group of four miniature medals. A fine early 20th Century set. CB (civil) in silver-gilt ... Order of the British Empire (civil, 1st type) in silver-gilt and enamels ... 1902 Delhi Durbar in silver ... 1911 Coronation Medal in silver. House in JR Gaunt, 60 Conduit Street cream silk and velvet lined case.
    Orders and Regulations to be observed by XX Light Dragoons !802 A fascinating book, once the property of C.Girlind Lt and Adjutant of 29th Light Dragoons in original thin brown leather covered boards approx. 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Numerous handwritten duties of Orderly Officer, Accounts of Forage, Return of Horses etc. included within. Some service wear to covers, contents fine Major-General Sir Robert Rollo Gillespie, KCB, (1766-1814) an amazing adventurer and brave soldier who was presented with two swords during his service. Cornet Charles Girling was promoted Lieutentant without purchase in December 1804
    Pair of Georgian epaulette Garter Stars. A good pair embroidered in silver and gold wire with red silk Cross of St.George to centre; rays ornamented with sequins some of which are now absent. Some wear, stitching faults etc.
    Pair of Victorian Officer's bullion rank crowns A good matching padded pair
    Pair of Victorian Officer's Sword Billets A good pair of rich gilt lion head metal billets. Gilt remains bright and fresh.
    Photographic study of a WW1 Grenadier Guards Offcer by Kissack of Eton, Windsor. A fine half length study of a young Captain sporting khaki topped pecked cap and khaki uniform with Sam Browne. Housed in khaki cloth frame bearing silk ribbon of Guards colours to top left and a bronze Grenadier Guard flaming grenade cap badge to the top. Reverse with hinged flat for tabletop display. Shown in one photograph with an associated cap to illustrate size.
    Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1881-1901. A splendid silver and gilt example of special pattern with matching numbers to both halves. On a round burnished gilt plate, a silver laurel wreath, the top joined by a scroll inscribed “South Lancashire”, the lower part joined by another inscribed “Prince of Wales’s Vols”; within the wreath, the Prince of Wales’s plumes over the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt” below. Oakleaf pattern ends. (See “Officers’ Waist Belt Clasps 1855-1902” by Lelia B.Ryan, item 207)
    Prince Regent bronze medal for the Treaties of Paris. A good scarce example, the obverse depicts "George Prince Regent', laureated and in profile with the date MDCCCXVI (1816); the reverse shows the figure of Victory on a pedestal inscribed "Treaties of Paris". She is leaning on an anchor and holding a serpent in her right hand with French military trophies around her. Alongside this image an inscription reads "Armis et consiliis' and the exergue reads 'XXX (30) May, MDCCCXIV (1814). XX (20) November MDCCCXV (1815)." Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Mills f.,' 'Brenet'. Minor blemish by chin This medal is the twenty-ninth in James Mudie's series of forty 'National Medals' struck in 1820 to commemorate British victories in George III's reign. They commemorate the events of the Napoleonic period, from a British perspective. Medal, (Mudie's Series, No. 29) bronze. Obv., profile laureated head of 'George Prince Regent, MDCCCXVI'. Rev., Victory standing on a pedestal, inscribed 'Treaties of Paris' leaning on an anchor, and holding a serpent in her right hand. French military trophies surround her. Legend, 'Armis et consiliis.' In the exergue, 'XXX May, MDCCCXIV. XX November MDCCCXV.' Signed 'Mudie d.,' 'Mills f.,' 'Brenet'
    Privy Councillors, Court Dress Shoe Buckles in fitted case. A splendid rich fire gilt pair of cursive form, the centre panels of black patent leather on a blued steel backing, the raised borders of continuous Union sprays. Complete with sprung steel fastening mechanism. Housed in original purple velvet and silk lined fitted case.
    Prussian Gardes du Corps Trooper’s helmet. A magnificent rare example of the parade helmet. Tombak skull surmounted by a silvered metal ornate Imperial eagle, to the head an Imperial crown rests, the wings are finely crafted with detail of the feathers. The lobster tail has three mock scales and decorated with silvered rivet heads the silvered decoration is repeated to the edge of the helmet. Gilt metal special pattern bosses support State and National cockades and a gilded scaled chin strap. To the front a helmet plate comprising an eight pointed silvered star, with motto band “Mitt Gott Fur Konig Und Vater Land 1860” this motto is woven between the flanges of the star. This is mounted with domed motto “Suum Cuique”, which encircles an Imperial black Eagle set against a golden backing. The interior retaining original leather lining. Slight age wear, remains in good clean condition; minor restoration to eagle.
    Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars Victorian Officer's Undress Sabretache A good rare example, the black patent leather flap mounted with a silvered regimental device of a Crown over Queen Adelaide's cypher, reversed and interlaced. Complete with pocket and three D shape suspension rings. Title of "Queen's Own" the Crown and Cypher adopted in 1835 following the visit of Queen Adelaide, William IV's wife, to Oxford. This was the first Yeomanry regiment to proceed overseas for active service on 22nd September 1914.
    Queen's Own Worcestershire Yeomanry Victorian helmet plate circa 1850-70. A good scarce die-stamped white metal OR’s example. Crowned oval inscribed “Queen’s Own Regiment” with Lion and Unicorn supporters resting in triangular laurel wreath:. “VR” Cypher to the centre, two part scroll along the base of the wreath inscribed “Worcestershire Yeomanry”. Three original screw posts to reverse. Discontinued on adoption of Hussar pattern uniform in 1871.
    Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment Battalion Thirty, Five Years arm badge. A good scarce padded bullion and silk example with Paschal Lamb to centre. Some service wear.
    Queen's Watermen large Victorian 1865 hallmarked silver plate by Bent & Parker. An exceedingly fine and rare die-stamped silver example on three loops bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Large crowned strap "Queen's Watermen" with "VR" cypher to centre. Until the middle of the nineteenth century the Sovereign regularly travelled on the Thames on State occasions or between the Royal Palaces of Hampton Court, Windsor, Westminster, Greenwich and the Tower of London. The men who rowed the Royal Barge were the Queen's Watermen.
    Queen’s Own Worcestershire Yeomanry Victorian Officer’s Sabretache by Hawkes & Co. No.14 Piccadilly A fine scare example, the scarlet melton cloth face edged with a wide band of silver lace of regimental pattern. Centrally a padded embroidered Victorian Crown with entwined initials “WYC”. Below this a two part padded scroll embroidered “Queen’s Own”. Complete with leather pocket to the reverse, this bearing tailor’s details of “Hawkes & Co. No.14 Piccadilly”. Also retaining three D rings. Silver bullion somewhat tarnished, scarlet remains fresh.
    Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment Pre Great War Officer’s Dress Cap A very good example of the blue peaked forage cap, with scarlet band and welt in crown seam. The band retaining a fine quality silvered and gilt Regimental device. Complete with plain black leather peak, regimental buttons, supporting a thin chinstrap. The interior with leather sweatband, this with net edging and gold tooled details of Hawkes, “late 14 Piccadilly”.
    Rare Edwardian Signaller arm badge Silver bullion crowned crossed flags. Some moth
    Rifle Brigade 1857 hallmaked whistle and holder with chains and lion head boss by J & Co A good Rifle Brigade boss, lions head, two strand chain with hallmarked whistle and holder (Birmingham)
    Rifle Brigade 1909 silver bugle mess lighter A most attractive rare example in the form of a perfectly formed silver Rifle Brigade presentation bugle engraved with the cap badge, the underneath engraved withe the inscription "Tony from Toddles, Christmas 1909", Approx. 11 inches high
    Rifle Brigade Militia Battalions Victorian Officer’s post 1881 pouch belt plate . A good die-stamped lightly silvered example. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic Crown resting on a blank tablet, a Maltese cross, ball finials to the points, lions between the arms. To the centre, within a circlet inscribed “Rifle Brigade”, a crowned strung bugle. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed The Prince Consort’s Own”. Four screw posts to reverse and complete with backing plate. Minor service wear. Fracture between tablet and wreath on tight side not affecting its appearance. Worn by 5th Bn (late 2nd R.Tower Hamlets Militia), 6th (late Royal Regt. of Longford Rifles Irish Militia), 7th (late 1st R.Tower Hamlets Militia), 8th (late Leitrim Rifles Irish Militia disbanded 1889) and 9th (late Westmeath Rifles Irish Militia) Battalions RB
    Rifle Brigade Victorian Officer’s 1887 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate. A fine die-stamped example by J & Co (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic crown resting on a tablet inscribed “Waterloo”, a Maltese cross with lions between the arms and ball finials to the tips. To the centre, within a circlet inscribed “Rifle Brigade”, a Victorian crowned strung bugle. The arms of the cross bear numerous honours of the Regiment, the wreath bears a further six honours. Between the bottom arm of the cross and the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Peninsula”; across the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “The Prince Consort’s Own”. Four screw posts to reverse and complete with original backing plate.
    Rifles Officer's Whistle & Chains A fine heavy silver plated set. Circular floral boss mounted with lion's mask, the ring in his mouth supporting three strand chain terminating in a whistle housed in its ornate holder. Screw fittings.
    Rifles Officer’s Astrakhan Cap / Busby Lines Black mohair cords, terminating with acorn devices. Complete with spring clips. Minor age wear
    RMC Sandhurst Instructional Staff post 1896 bullion forage cap badge. A fine scarce example. “RMC’ cypher embroidered in gold wire on dark blue ground.
    Royal Air Force RAF Officer’s full dress busby circa 1921-39. An exceptionally fine inter-war example by J.C. Wells Ltd. 19, Maddox St., London W1 in virtually mint condition. The skull is of black chromed leather, trimmed with seal dyed nutria. To the front gold and blue plaited lace cord festoon with the crest of the Royal Air Force viz, a silver eagle in flight mounted on a gilt crowned circlet "Per Ardue ad Astra". The plume is of dyed ostrich feathers, with a gold bullion and blue basket weave holder and gilt ring. The interior retains cream leather sweatband with adjustable top and gold quilted lining; black patent leather chinstrap. Housed in its original japanned transit / storage tin; the plume contained in a separate storage tube, which fits into the lid of the tin. The full dress busby was loosely based on the design of a flying helmet. Full dress was introduced in 1920, the busby followed in 1921 however the badge did not obtain official approval until 26th January 1923. Full dress was discontinued at the outbreak of WW2. The busby became famous when worn by George VI (then Duke of York) on the occasion of his wedding to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon 26th April, 1923.
    Royal Army Medical Corps Officer’s Home Service blue cloth helmet circa 1902-14. A very fine example of dark blue melton cloth with gilt metal fittings, ball top and rose bosses supporting the velvet backed chin chain. To the front, gilt Royal Arms with title scroll "Royal Army Medical Corps". Leather sweatband to interior with crimson silk edging.
    Royal Army Medical Corps Volunteers Edwardian Officers Home Service Pattern Blue Cloth Helmet circa 1902-08 by Sanuel Brothers Ltd of Ludgate Hill, London. A fine scarce short-lived example bearing silver-plated plate, fittings and velvet backed chin-chain (the latter with some stitching faults). Cream soft leather sweatband.
    Royal Artillery 1878 pattern Officer’s helmet by Hawkes & Co London A good post 1902 example of the Officer's Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet complete with gilt metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt metal Royal Arms regimental device. The interior with leather sweatband, topped with crimson cotton and retains a paper label with ink name Stallard, also with large tailor's stamp of Hawkes & Co London. This hat may have been worn by Lt Col Stacy Frampton Stallard CBE, DSO of the Royal Field Artillery who landed in France on the 7th November 1914 and served with the 126th Brigade.
    Royal Artillery Officer's field service cap. A good example. Red body and crown with navy curtain and peak. KC buttons. Bullion badge on left side comprising flaming grenade over "Ubique". Bullion piping to crownand curtian. Good condition.
    Royal Artillery Officer’s full dress gilt busby plume holder circa 1928-39. A very fine scarce short lived rich gilt flaming grenade, the ball mounted with Royal Arms over "Ubique" scroll with gun below resting on scroll "Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt". Reverse with plume holder and slider. Full dress had been discontinued at the outbreak of war in 1914 (although retained by Household troops after the war). It was reintroduced in 1928 for the Royal Artillery however the helmet was replaced with a busby and in practice only worn by a few Officers to levées etc. 11 years later, again at the outbreak of war, full dress for the Gunners disappeared, this time for good.
    Royal Artillery Officer’s or Senior NCO's helmet plate circa 1902-14. A fine die-stamped gilt example to three loops. Royal Arms with “Ubique” scroll below resting on a gun over a scroll inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”.
    Royal Artillery OR’s helmet plate circa 1902-14. A good die-stamped brass example on three loops. Royal Arms over “Ubique” scroll on a gun resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt”. Slight verdigris to reverse.
    Royal Artillery Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901. A really splendid rich gilt example on three loops. Royal Arms, pierced around the shield, with scroll beneath inscribed “Ubique”. Below the scroll, a gun with mounted wheel resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt”. Three loops to reverse.
    Royal Artillery Victorian silver-gilt Harcourt Prize Badge for 1896 A fine rare unmarked example on three small loops Crest of Lord Harcourt (a peacock upon a ducal coronet) with a strap ‘Harcourt Badge Shoeburyness'; the tail of the strap with raised 1896
    Royal Artillery Victorian silver-gilt Prize Badge for 1891 A fine rare example on three small loops by 'AS' hallmarked Birmingham 1891. Crest of Lord Harcourt (a peacock upon a ducal coronet) with a strap ‘Best Detachment Shoeburyness'; the tail of the strap engraved 1891
    Royal Artillery Victorian silver-gilt Prize Badge for 1892 A fine rare example on three small loops by 'AS' hallmarked Birmingham 1892. Crest of Lord Harcourt (a peacock upon a ducal coronet) with a strap ‘Best Detachment Shoeburyness'; the tail of the strap engraved 1892
    Royal Artillery William IV / Victorian Officer’s gilt coatee button circa 1831-40 by Smith & Wright, Birmm.. A good closed back example. Crown over three cannon in pale. Minor service wear.
    Royal Cheshire Militia Victorian Officer’s Shell Jacket and Waistcoat. A rare example of scarlet melton cloth, with Royal dark blue facings to the high collar and cuffs. The jacket is edged with silver cord and to the front is a row of ten Sheffield plated buttons made by Jennens & Co London. A further two buttons can be found to the shoulders and to each cuff (16 buttons total). The regimental pattern silver bullion shoulder cords are mounted with Victorian bullion rank crowns. The interior with quilted silk lining ... Accompanied by scarlet waistcoat with silver cord and silvered seed buttons. Both items with evidence of surface moth traces, with two small moth holes to the front of the jacket. (2 items)
    Royal Cheshire Militia “belltop” Officer’s shako plate circa 1829-44. A very fine rare example on original loops with wires behind the crown. Large rich gilt crowned eight pointed star mounted with cut silver Garter Star with gilt Garter; to the domed centre, the Cross of St. George in translucent red enamel. Across the end of the Garter, replacement gilt fasces inscribed “Cheshire”. Enamel with minor imperfections. Cheshire Militia raised at Chester 18th September, 1759; redesignated Royal Cheshire Militia in 1778 and 1st Royal Cheshire Light Infantry 25th July, 1853. Became 3rd Bn. Cheshire Regiment on Friday 1st July,
    Royal Dock Yard Battalion Crimean War Victorian Officer’s waist belt plate mount circa 1847-57. An exceptionally fine and rare die-stamped gilt example on two lugs. Crowned oak wreath set on crossed Union and Lord High Admiral’s flags. Within the wreath, a fouled anchor on a lined ground
    Royal Dragoons Crimea War Medal & Original Silk Ribbon. Awarded to "JOSPH COOK ROYAL DNS". bearing the clasp "Sebastopol". The medal is toned and retaining original old silk ribbon. Edge Knock Impressed naming. Confirmed on the Crimea Medal Roll. Only one man of this name in the regiment.
    Royal Dublin Fusiliers Boer War silver place setting / menu holders A fine rare pair in the form of flaming grenades, by William Hutton & Sons Ltd, each supported by a tiger and elephant and inscribed "Presented by Col. Pearse" dated on the reverse "1900". Hallmarked London 1900. A little polished
    Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles post 1863 Victorian Officer's pouch belt plate. A fine and scarce die-stamped lightly silvered example on three screw posts. Hobnail Maltese cross bearing strap ''Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles'', the White Horse of Kent (sans motto) to centre.
    Royal Engineers Victorian Officer's Home Service Blue Cloth Helmet by G.E. Carrington, Old Brompton, Kent. A very fine example with gilt spike, fittings and velvet backed chin-chain. The front Royal Arms pattern plate pierced around the central shield. Soft white leather sweatband. Partial paper labe; "Major ..."
    Royal Engineers Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901. A good die-stamped gilt example on three loops. Royal Arms, pierced around the shield, a scroll below inscribed “Ubique” resting on tri-part scroll “Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt”. A little service wear.
    Royal Engineers William IV Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1830-37. A fine rare example. Mounted on a rectangular gilt plate, a silver crowned laurel wreath surrounding a strap “Royal Engineers”; WR IV cypher, reversed and interlaced to centre. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent.
    Royal Flying Corps rare Officer's RFC gilt Mess Dress Pilot's wings by Jennens. A splendid die-cast rich gilt example by J & Co (Jennens) introduced in 1912, the year of the RFC's formation. Crowned winged laurel wreath with RFC to centre. Reverse with flat plate supporting the original stout brooch pin.
    Royal Flying Corps rare Officer's RFC gilt Pilot's wings by Jennens. A splendid die-cast rich gilt example by J & Co (Jennens) introduced in 1912, the years of the RFC's formation. Crowned winged laurel wreath with RFC to centre. Reverse with flat plate on each wing tip supporting the original stout brooch pin.
    Royal Flying Corps. A rare pair of RFC Officer's full dress collar badges by Gaunt, London. A very fine die-cast gilt matching pair on loops by Gaunt, London.
    Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Victorian OR’s glengarry grenade circa 1881-96. A fine rare are die-stamped brass flaming grenade on loops, the ball bearing the Rose within a Crowned Garter. (KK 963)
    Royal Horse Artillery Officers Busby. A good quality Officer’s black fur busby. Plain scarlet bag to the crown which falls to the right side. The body of the busby with three lines of gold gimp cord. Fitted to the crown is a tall white ostrich and vulture feather plume, with correct pattern gilt plume holder. To the interior, leather sweatband, edged with brown silk (part detached) and matching silk full lining. Complete with black patent leather chinstrap. The busby retains a good shape.
    Royal Horse Artillery post 1953 Officer's full dress pouch. A fine pristine EIIR example. The flap is of dark blue melton cloth ground, with gold embroidered Royal Arms. Oak leaves and acorns embroidered above a gilt metal artillery gun. Below the Royal Arms a padded tri-part crimson velvet cushion scroll with the regimental motto “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Black Morocco lined pouch with ornate gilt ends and plain belt loops. Bullion slightly toned otherwise VGC Complete with foul weather cover GC.
    Royal Horse Guards George V Officer’s state pattern sword By Wilkinson A scarce example, the single edged blade with cutler’s name of Wilkinson London; blade number “58309” (1920). The blade is etched with a Crowned GVR cypher and the reverse with crowned RHG Cypher and Battle Honours, also etched with an Armorial crest. The plated guard is mounted with entwined gilt metal letters RHG surmounted by a King’s crown. Also with gilt metal stud decoration. Shagreen grip with twist wire binding and rounded chequered pommel. Housed in original steel scabbard with gilt metal mounts and two loose rings. The sword has been professionally refurbished during its working life and some etching faint. Near Parade condition GC.
    Royal Horse Guards George VI Period Trooper's helmet. A good example, the nickel skull with bi-metal King's Crown helmet plate to front. To each side, a rose head boss supports the leather backed chin chain (stitching faults). A silvered plume holder supports a scarlet horsehair plume with silvered dome button pattern boss. The interior with a working replacement leather lining. Minor service wear, overall good condition SOLD
    Royal Horse Guards Officers cuirass. A good rare example comprising of front and back polished steel plates complete with gilt brass shoulder scales. The front plate is edged with gilt brass and studs. The centre is with a high comb. The back plate is again with gilt brass edging and studs. Also with the shoulder strap attachments in the form of two silvered lion’s head boss’s. The straps are with silvered floral studs and lion’s heads. Lining of red grained leather and velvet edging. With some minor age wear, backing to the shoulder straps loose but present. NB Shown on Life Guards tunic just for display. Tunic NOT included
    Royal Horse Guards Officer’s Household Cavalry peaked forage cap circa 1937-52. A fine and scarce George VI example by Herbert Johnson, London. Black cloth body and crown with scarlet cap band and piping to the welt of the crown. To the front, a gilt crowned Garter, pierced and set on a blue enamel ground; centre with GVIR Cypher on red translucent enamel ground. Black patent leather peak with gold bullion decoration; black patent leather chinstrap supported by two gilt buttons mounted with crowned RHG cypher. Complete with leather sweatband. Minor service wear.
    Royal Household EIIR Postillion’s arm badge. A rare post 1953 example worn on the left sleeve by the coachmen of the Royal Household on state occasions. Crowned gold wire Garter with bullion embroidered EIIR Cypher to centre set on black velvet ground. The Garter edged with gold wire, the motto executed in sequins. Minor service wear
    Royal Household, Royal Mews Driver’s Group of Six medals spanning Victoria, Edward VII and George V. A fine scarce group awarded to Driver F. Hardy. Comprising: 1897 Queen Victoria Bronze Jubilee Medal, Edward VII 1902 Coronation Bronze Medal, George V Coronation Medal, GvR Royal Victorian Medal, Royal Household Long Service & Good Conduct Medal “1910-1930” “F. Hardy”, Denmark Royal Household Medal. Mounted court style as worn.
    Royal Irish Constabulary Victorian Officer’s 1891 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate by T.B. Wilkins Ltd. A fine and scarce die-stamped example by TBW (T.B. Wilkins Ltd) bearing Birmingham 1891 hallmarks, the year this pattern of pouch belt was introduced to the force. Crowned Celtic cross with roped borders inscribed “Royal Irish Constabulary”; mounted to the centre, the Harp. Three screw posts to reverse. Top pearl of crown bent but present. The Royal Irish Constabulary became the Garda Siochana in 1922.
    Royal Irish Fusiliers pair of Officer's facing Collar Badges A fine four part set on loops. Gilt flaming grenades mounted with silver Eagles on "8" tablet;
    Royal Irish Fusiliers post 1881 Officer's fur cap grenade. A splendid rich gilt example , the ball mounted with silver Eagle on a tablet inscribed "8". Screw post and pair of blades to reverse. (KK 936). The Eagle and tablet inscribed "8" represents the Eagle on the flagstaff of the 8th French Light Infantry captured by the old 87th Fusiliers at Barossa on 5th March 1811.
    Royal Irish Rangers 1981 Presentation Pipe Banner. A rare double sided green cloth example edged with gold bullion tassels. To the centre a silver and bullion embroidered regimental badge.. To one side to each corner is embroidered additional regimental badges of the Royal Signals, REME, Army Catering Corps and Royal Army Pay Corps, with bullion embroidered presentation “Presented by members of these Corps Tidworth 1981”. The device to the reverse with “II” to the corner. Bullion remains fresh.
    Royal Irish Rifles attributed Officer’s 1898 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate. A fine example by bearing Birmingham hallmarks, worn by Lieutenant T.N.F. Davenport. Shamrock wreath bearing numerous honours surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll inscribed “Quis Separabit”. Within the wreath, a Maid of Erin Harp over the Sphinx on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. At the base of the wreath a strung bugle with a scroll resting on the strings inscribed “Royal Irish Rifles”. Three screw posts to reverse. Converted, whilst in service, from Victorian to King’s Crown. Complete with backing plate.
    Royal Irish Rifles Boer War Edwardian Officer’s 1902 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate by Jennens. A very fine example on four screw posts by J & Co (Jennens) bearing 1902 Birmingham hallmarks. Shamrock wreath bearing numerous honours surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll inscribed “Quis Separabit”. Within the wreath, a Maid of Erin Harp over the Sphinx on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. At the base of the wreath a strung bugle with a scroll resting on the strings inscribed “Royal Irish Rifles”. Complete with backing plate.
    Royal Irish Rifles Militia Battalions Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1881-1901. A good scarce die-stamped silver plated example on four screw posts. Within a shamrock wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll inscribed “Quis Separabit”, a Maid of Erin Harp above the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Below the Sphinx, a strung bugle joining both sides of the wreath; a scroll across the bugle strings “Royal Irish Rifles”. Barely visible fracture between Harp and Sphinx. Minor service wear. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Militia Bns. of the Regt. were formerly the Royal North Down Rifles Militia; the Antrim (Queen’s Royal Rifles) Militia; the Royal South Down (Light Infantry) Militia; and the Louth (Rifles) Militia.
    Royal Jersey Artillery Victorian OR’s busby plume holder. A fine rare die-stamped brass flaming grenade embossed with the Royal Arms and gun resting on a scroll inscribed “Royal Jersey Artillery”. Provision for plume to reverse, long slider fitting. Minor service wear.
    Royal Malta Militia OR’s helmet plate circa 1889-1914. A good die-stamped brass example on three toned black loops. Imperial crowned Maltese cross, the arms overlaid with a white metal four part scroll inscribed “Royal Malta Militia MDCCC”.
    Royal Marine Artillery OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1905. A good die-stamped brass example on loops. Large flaming grenade; the ball bearing laurel wreath surmounted by a scroll inscribed “Gibraltar”; within the wreath a strap inscribed “Per mare per terram”; globe in relief to centre. Fouled anchor to base of wreath. (KK 1106) Worn until 1905 when the white helmet was adopted.
    Royal Marine Artillery Victorian Officer’s busby plume holder circa 1866-79. A very fine rare example. Gilt flaming grenade, the ball mounted with a laurel wreath surmounted by a scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” and bearing an applied silver fouled anchor to the junction below. Within the wreath, a pierced strap inscribed “Per Mare Per Terram” on blue enamel ground. To the centre, a silver globe in relief. Reverse complete with plume holder, slider. absent. Complete with red hair plume with gilt roped ring.. VGC (KK 1101)
    Royal Marine Light Infantry Victorian Officer's glengarry badge circa 1870-97.. A very fine and rare die-stamped gilt example. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” in turn surmounted by a silver strung bugle; a pierced “Per Mare Per Terram” strap on blue translucent enamel ground. To the centre, a silver globe in relief, the Continents picked out in gilt; on the tail of the strap a fouled anchor. Two loops to reverse. Slight restoration. (as KK 1093 but complete with bugle cords).
    Royal Marine Light Infantry Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901. A fine die-stamped brass example on loops. Crowned star bearing a laurel wreath with scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” to the top; fouled anchor and strung bugle to the junction below. Within the wreath, a circlet inscribed “Per Mare Per Terram”; to the centre, the globe in relief. (KK 1092)
    Royal Marine Light Infantry Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901. A good die-stamped brass example on two loops. Crowned star a laurel wreath with scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” to the top; fouled anchor and strung bugle to the junction below. Within the wreath, a circlet inscribed “Per Mare Per Terram”; to the centre, the globe in relief.
    Royal Marine post 1905 Officer's Helmet Plate A very fine early gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” applied to the top and fouled anchor to the junction below. Within the wreath, a pierced strap inscribed “Per Mare Per Terram” on blue enamel ground. To the centre, a globe in relief. (KK 1099)
    Royal Marines 'Martinique' Naval General Service Medal. A fine and scarce example with 'Martinique' clasp awarded to 'John Rogers'. Complete with buckle suspender. John Rodgers is confirmed on roll, serving as a Royal Marine aboard HMS Neptune, Rear Admiral Cochrane's flagship. The medal is last recorded sold at Spink 1987.
    Royal Marines George IV Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1826-30. A very fine and rare short lived example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate mounted with the Royal Crest within a full wreath of oak ornamented at the base with Union spray. Reverse retains original fixings comprising a hook (one of two) and two studs. This pattern changed after William IV ascended the throne in 1830
    Royal Marines post 1923 Warrant Officer's waistbelt clasp. A fine scarce gilt example, the circlet inscribed "Royal Marines"; silvered Royal Crest mounted to centre. Universal pattern rococo ends.
    Royal Marines Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1866-78. A very fine and scarce example. Gilt crowned star mounted with a laurel wreath surmounted by a scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” and bearing a gilt fouled anchor to the junction below. Pierced strap “Per Mare Per Terram” on blue ground (originally enamel, replaced with blue card). To the centre, a silver globe in relief (fitted upside-down), the Continents picked out in gilt. Two loops to reverse, both pinched, one a replacement. Minor split between crown arch and orb otherwise VGC. (KK 1089) This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1089 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
    Royal Middlesex Rifles pre 1883 Officer’s glengarry badge. A very fine and scarce blackened brass example on loops. Within a crowned strap inscribed “Royal Middlesex Rifles”, separate central strung bugle set on a black velvet ground.
    Royal Navy 1st Class Petty Officer Victorian post 1853 rank badge Rare white on navy embroidered crown over crossed anchors
    Royal Navy Elizabeth II Officer's sword by Wilkinson. A good clean example, the blade etched with fouled anchor and Royal Arms. Solid gilt metal folding guard, white shagreen grip and lion's head pommel. Complete with leather scabbard with gilt metal mounts, also bullion and blue silk line sword knot. The overall condition is good, the blade in clean condition with very small rust spots to the forte. Gilt remains bright.
    Royal Navy Flag post 1901 Officer Waistbelt Clasp. A good gilt example. Mounted within a laurel wreath, a crowned fouled anchor resting in laurel wreath. Fixed belt loop present, detachable one now absent.
    Royal Navy Napoleonic War Period Georgian Officer's Sword. A rare example, the straight single edged blade engraved with Royal Arms and a crowned fouled anchor, the latter is repeated to the shield langets of the hilt. This fitted with a single giltmetal guard and a stepped rounded pommel, with a flower head decoration. Complete with original black leather and gilt mounted scabbard. The sword remains in good condition, with some age wear, gilt mounts now to base metal. The scabbard is complete, but now in three sections.
    Royal Navy Officer's pair of Full Dress Box Pattern Epaulettes. A good bright pair retaining silver bullion fouled anchors by Gieve, Mathews and Seagrove. Fine twist wire tassels and complete with gilt 1902-52 buttons. The undersides with blue leather and padded velvet cushion. Housed in fitted maroon velvet lined transit tin complete with folding handle on the lid and sliding rod closure
    Royal Navy rare Victorian gunnery instructor badge circa 1885-1850 only Red embroidered on navy crossed gun and torpedo in oak wreath surmounted by a stat and crown. A little mothed
    Royal Navy rare Victorian rate badge A good example of a rifle with crown above in bullion
    Royal Navy Rear Admiral's shoulder boards. A good pair of post 1901 board by Gieves each bearing detachable flag rank button, bullion crown, silver cross sword and baton and large silver bullion star on gold lace board. Complete with tapes. Minor moth, slightly dusty condition
    Royal Navy Victorian 1863 hallmarked silver bosun’s call Whistle. A fine and rare example by Henry Hyde Aston of Regent Place, Birmingham bearing full Birmingham hallmarks. Each end of the barrel shaped buoy bearing crowned fouled anchor on a lined ground; the keel ornamented with skilfully hand engraved scrollwork. During this period, The Royal Navy was involved in the second Maori War in New Zealand.
    Royal Navy Victorian Officer’s naval waist belt clasp circa 1891-1901. A fine gilt example, each half numbered. Circlet being a raised oak wreath; lined centre bearing crowned fouled anchor. Fixed and detachable plain belt loops present.
    Royal Navy, Navy List April 1845. A scarce edition of the Official Navy List giving details of serving Royal Navy Officers , ships serving on etc. Retaining original paper covers and now professionally bound in a hard cover.
    Royal Sherwood Foresters Militia Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-81 by Jennens. An extremely scarce silver plated example by J&Co (Jennens) with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Royal Sherwood Foresters”; seeded centre mounted with Arms of Nottingham. Universal pattern rococo ends. Slight wear to plating on highpoints otherwise excellent “Royal” granted by Prince Regent in 1813 for Public Duties performed at the Tower of London, Bank of England etc. “Royal” granted by Prince Regent in 1813 for Public Duties performed at the Tower of London, Bank of England etc.
    Royal Welch Fusiliers Volunteer Officer’s tunic A good Officer’s scarlet 1880 pattern tunic attributed to Major R.J. Bracken MC. Dark blue facings to collar and cuffs. The collar is with silvered bullion flaming grenade collar badges. Plaited shoulder cords with Major rank insignia and bullion T. Complete with silvered regimental buttons, quilted lining and tailor’s label of F.W. Flight and ink name F.J. Bracken. Also complete with regimental pattern black silk neck ribbon. Scarlet remains fresh, bullion dulled to near black. Major R.J. Bracken MC was commissioned into the Volunteer Force on the 25th April 1907 and on the creation of the Territorial Force, transferred to the 4th Battalion. During the Great War he was awarded the Military Cross and Mentioned in Despatches 1915. The 1920 Army list shows him serving with the 6th Carnarvonshire & Anglesey Battalion.
    Royal Welsh Fusiliers Officer's Field Service Side Cap. A good example of dark blue melton cloth, mounted with a gold bullion regimental device. Complete with two gilt regimental buttons. The interior with scarlet cotton lining and tailors label of Edward Smith London. GC clean condition one small surface moth trace.
    Royal Welsh Fusiliers Officer’s fur cap grenade circa 1881-1914. A fine and scarce example. Gilt flaming grenade, the ball mounted with Prince of Wales’s plumes, motto and coronet in silver. Two loops and pair of wires to reverse.
    Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Volunteer Battalions, Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-1897. A scarce die-stamped white metal example on one of two loops. Large fused grenade with a crown on the neck, on the ball the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto. Some service wear
    Royal Westmoreland Militia Victorian Officer’s A very fine and exceedingly rare example of black beaver skin with black patent leather crown, neck and front peaks. The front sports a large silvered crowned star mounted with a curled bugle with central VR Cypher and floreate “Royal Westmoreland” scroll below . The interior retains crimson silk topped leather sweatband and crimson silk lining (now detached). Silver gimp velvet backed chinchain supported on either side by a silver rose head boss. Minor age wear to the exterior with tiny hole to reverse. This pattern was not worn with a woollen ball tuft. Royal Westmoreland Militia became the 4th Battalion Border Regiment on Friday 1st July 1881.
    Royal Wiltshire Militia Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1861-69. A very fine and scarce die-stamped silver copper example on loops. Crowned star mounted with a circlet inscribed “Royal Wiltshire Militia”; Cross of St. George on the domed centre. Reverse retains both original loops. Excellent With origins in four regiments, it was reorganised as The Wiltshire Militia 8th November 1758; redesignated Royal Wiltshire Militia 29th June 1841 at Marlborough. Under Cardwell’s reforms, on Friday 1st July 1881, it became 3rd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment.
    Royalty. Royal Standard of HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. A fine scarce official military issue double sided example. (approx 16 x 10 inches) This pattern would be flown from staff cars, military launches and aircraft when His Royal Highness was onboard.
    Royalty. Royal Standard of HRH The Duke of Gloucester. A fine scarce official military issue double sided example. (approx 16 x 10 inches) This pattern would be flown from staff cars, military launches and aircraft when His Royal Highness was onboard.
    Royalty. Royal Standard of Other Members of The Royal Family not entitled to their own standard. A fine scarce official military issue double sided example. (approx 16 x 10 inches) This pattern would be flown from staff cars, military launches and aircraft when a Royal Personage was onboard.
    Royalty. WW2 HM King George VI and Queen Elizabeth presentation cigarette case. A fine rare engine turned rectangular example, the personal gift from their Majesties, by the Crown Jewellers, Collingwood & Co bearing old stock 1935 Jubilee hallmarks. The front with rectangular panel bearing GVIR cypher, the gilt wash interior inscribed "Oscar Henderson, 26th June 1942" with facsimile signature of "George R.I" and "Elizabeth R." Housed in its original blue leather covered presentation case lined with cream silk and dark blue velvet' the lid with gold embossed crown. Commander Oscar Henderson DSO CVO CBE RN (1891-1969) educated at Bradfield College, and RN Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth. He served in a destroyer during World War 1 and he was second in command of HMS Iris at the famous Battle of Zeebrugge, on the 23rd April 1918, when a British force blocked the Mole by sinking a ship across the entrance. Commander Henderson took command when the Captain was killed; and he was awarded the DSO for his part in this epic. He also served in China 1914-15 and Gallipoli 1915-16 where he was Mentioned in Despatches twice. He was again Mentioned for Zeebrigge and awarded the Croix de Guerre. He became Comptroller and Private Secretary to the 3rd Duke of Abercorn, the first Governor of Northern Ireland; and was awarded a CVO and CBE for his services.
    Scots Guards Victorian Colour Sergeant’s pair of rank badges. A very rare facing pair. Each a bullion crowned crimson silk flag on its staff bearing bullion Star of the Order of the Thistle with Sphinx below resting in a laurel wreath; beneath the flag, crossed swords. Some service wear and moth. Faint WD to reverse of one.
    Scottish 1st Lanarkshire Engineer Volunteers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on two pinched loops. Royal Arms on scroll inscribed “First” resting on a tri-part scroll inscribed “Lanarkshire Engineer Volunteers”.
    Scottish 79th ( Cameron Highlanders) Willam IV Officer's dirk belt circa 1830-40 A rare example of black leather with fine fire gilt waist belt clasp comprising a circle of laurel leaves, the centre mounted with large silver thistle. Leather now a little dry, gilt remains fresh.
    Scottish Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Victorian Officer's 1897 hallmarked silverplaid brooch. A very fine die-cast example by by Brook & Son, 87 George St. Edinburgh bearing Edinburgh hallmarks for 1897. Silver quoit of Celtic design with four bosses and bearing regimental devices of the Boar’s head, the Cat and the Coronet and Cypher of Princess Louise. To the base, a four part scroll inscribed “Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders”. Stout pin to reverse. At this date 1st Bn. commanded by Lt.Col. Ormelie Campbell Hannay; 2nd by Lt.Col. John David Fetherstonehaugh.
    Scottish Deputy Lieutenant's of Angus gilt open back coatee button circa 1840 by W.Williams, London. A fine rare rich gilt example retaining shank. "DL" resting in thistle sprays surmounted by "Angus".
    Scottish Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Edinburgh Militia Artillery Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1890-1900. An extremely fine and scarce die-stamped example. Silvered thistle wreath surmounted by the Duke’s Crest in gilt. To the centre, gilt AEA Cypher resting on gilt scroll inscribed “The Duke of Edinburgh’s Own”. The Cypher is surmounted by a silvered label of cadency. To the base of the wreath, an applied gun. Five screw posts to reverse. Excellent condition.
    Scottish extremely fine and rare George III Royal Highland Perth Local Militia hallmarked silver oval shoulder belt plate by P Cunningham & Son A really splendid example. Within an oval silver strap inscribed "Clan Na Gaidheal An Guailibh Cheile." a gilt oval incised with crown over "GIIIR: over a thistle with "ROYAL" / "HIGHLAND" / P,L,M," below. Reverse with single hook and brace of studs and bearing hallmark of Thistle and George III head as well as PC&S maker's mark. 1st, or Highland was raised in 25th September 1808 with headquarters at Kenmore. The 1811 List of the Officers of the Local Militia cite Robert Stuart was Lt. Col. Commandant assisted by Lt. Col. Neill Menzies.
    Scottish Highland Regiment Broadsword Letter Opener By Wilkinson Sword. A superbly crafted miniature 1831 pattern Highland Regiment Broadsword by the Wilkinson Sword Co. The blade bears the cutler's details to the forte. The hilt with detailed basket guard, red cloth liner and twist wire binding can be seen to the grip. Housed in its original fitted case. Overall length 18.5 cm.
    Scottish Naval & Military Academy 1849 Presentation Sword. A rare presentation example of the 1822 Infantry pattern sword. The slightly curved single edged blade bears etched with crowned VR cypher, Academy insignia and “Presented by the Directors of the Scottish Naval & Military Academy to Mr J.W. Orr as a token of their esteem and regard to mark their sense of his general good conduct & proficiency during six consecutive seasons 1849”. The hilt is the regulation pattern with brass folding guard incorporating a crowned VR cypher. The shagreen grip with twist wiring binding. Housed in brass scabbard. Blade in clean condition service wear to shagreen. Major-General John William Orr was educated at the Scottish Naval & Military Academy and in 1849 received this presentation sword from that institute. Commissioned into the 19th Madras Infantry in 1850, he would go on to serve over 40 years in the Indian Army, attaining the rank of Major-General, whilst on the Indian Staff Corps.
    Scottish Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s cased plaid brooch. A very fine unmarked silver example in its original velvet lined case.High relief thistle wreath encircling two scrolls inscribed “Peninsula” and “Waterloo”. Between the scrolls the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Stout pin to reverse. Lid of case detached along back hinge.
    Scottish Rifles (Cameronians) late Victorian / Edwardian Rank and File Shako. shako. A dark blue cloth example, across the front a plaited mohair cord swag, that terminates with acorn devices. To the front a blackened strung bugle surmounted by a cord boss mounted with a Mullet and black horsehair plume. Horizontal patent leather peak and leather chinstrap. The interior with various stampings and paper label "size by ring Measure" 211/2", leather sweatband. Service wear
    Scottish Volunteer Battalion Victorian Officer’s Home Service Pattern Helmet. A good clean example of the 1878 Officer's Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet. Skull of dark blue cloth in four panels, front peak trimmed with silvered metal; silvered metal cross piece, spike, spine and rose head bosses supporting the velvet backed chinchain. The interior with cream silk topped soft leather sweatband and quilted cream silk lining, gold embossed with Royal Arms and tailor’s details of Anderson Edinburgh GC minor wear to the silk interior
    Scottish Yeomanry Officers Pill Box Hat. A superb rare example believed to be Ayrshire Yeomanry. The crown and body of dark blue cloth, the latter with a wide band of gold lace. To the crown ornate gold bullion cord, with a pearl button to the centre. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson silk lining, this with gold tooled tailor’s details of William Anderson & Son of Edinburgh. Bullion remains bright and fresh.
    Scottish. 1st (Renfrew) VB Argyll & Sutherland Officer’s plaid brooch circa 1887-1908. A fine scarce silver plated example on stout pin with ornate hinge. Quoit of Celtic design with four bosses and bearing regimental devices of the Boar’s head, the Cat and the Coronet and Cypher of Princess Louise. To the base, a four part scroll inscribed “Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders” with further scroll beneath “1st (Renfrew) V.B.”. Minor service wear HQ at Greenock.
    Scottish. 1st Inverness Highland Rifle Volunteers glengarry badge circa 1880-87. A fine scarce die-stamped nickel example on loops. Circlet inscribed “Inverness Highland R.V. Concordia et Fidelitas” with St. Andrew and Cross to voided centre.
    Scottish. 1st Inverness Highland Rifle Volunteers Victorian glengarry badge circa 1880-87. A fine scarce die-stamped lightly white metal example on loops. Circlet inscribed “Inverness Highland R.V. Concordia et Fidelitas”; St. Andrew and Cross to voided centre. See “Scottish Regimental Badges 1793-1971” by W & K Bloomer No. 234
    Scottish. 1st Ross Local Militia Georgian Officer’s gilt coatee button circa 1808-16. A good example with shank; plain back.
    Scottish. 20th century Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officer's silver mounted Skein Dhu A good example with steel single edged blade with rear fuller and scalloped cut back edge. Black bog oak weave pattern grip with stud decoration and a central coronet over intertwined L's (for Princess Louise). Silvered ferrule and pommel with Celtic design, the pommel ornamented with foiled citrine. Housed in its black leather covered sheath with silvered mounts pierced with intertwined mythical beasts. Top mount with "STG SIL" and maker's mark “RGL” (R.G. Laurie). Minor stains and light pitting to blad
    Scottish. 25th (King’s Own Borderers) Regiment Victorian senior NCO’s shako plate circa 1869-78. An exceptionally rare rich gilt example on loops. Within a crowned laurel wreath, the Garter; stencilled '25' pierced in the finely seeded centre.
    Scottish. 2nd Midlothian & Peebles Rifle Volunteers Victorian glengarry badge circa 1880-86. A fine die-stamped white metal example loops. Rope edged oval strap “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit” with centrally applied St Andrew and Cross.
    Scottish. 42nd Royal Highland (The Black Watch) Regiment Victorian Piper's plaid brooch circa 1842-82. A good rare hollow nickel example on original stout pin. Dished quoit bearing raised decoration of the Sphinx on Egypt tablet set on palm sprays, large thistle sprays with "42" at their junction and the Order of the Thistle motto (lacessit) around the voided centre which is mounted with St. Andre and Cross. A little service wear.
    Scottish. 5th VB Black Watch Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1887-1901. A very fine die-stamped lightly silvered example on three screw posts. Crowned Star of the Order of the Thistle mounted with strap inscribed “5th Vol. Battn. Black Watch”. HQ Birnam. Many of it’s members served in the Boer War resulting in the Battalion being awarded the honour “South Africa 1900-02” in 1905.
    Scottish. 5th VB Royal Scots OR's glengarry badge circa 1888-1908. A good die-stamped white metal example on loops. Thistle Star with St. Andrew and the Cross to solid domed centre. On the star above the Saint, a scroll inscribed "5th Vol Batt"; beneath, another inscribed "The Royal Scots". HQ at Leith.
    Scottish. 72nd Highlanders Crimean War 1855 hallmarked silver-gilt shoulder belt plate by Jennens.. An extremely fine and rare Officer’s example by J & Co. (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1855. Gilt washed die-stamped silver rectangular plate, the centre bearing raised crowned thistle wreath enclosing the numerals “72”. Above the crown, a tri-part scroll inscribed “Duke of Albany’s”; below the wreath the plate is inscribed “Own Highlanders”. Retaining most of the original gilt wash; the reverse with original fixings comprising a brace of hooks at the top and a brace of studs below and retains original leather backing. VGC (Parkyn 477) 72nd joined the Army in the Crimea in May, 1855 and served in the expedition to Kertch and the latter part of the Siege of Sebastopol including the assaults of 18th June and 8th September. The regiment returned to England in July, 1856. It became 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders on Friday 1st July, 1881 whilst under the command of Lt.Col. Charles Montizambert Stockwell (later CB and Hon. Major-General).
    Scottish. 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot Victorian Officer’s 1866 hallmarked silver plaid brooch in its original case.. A splendid rare example by JK with Edinburgh hallmarks for 1866. Silver quoit finely engraved with 13 battle honours entwined with a thistle wreath, the centre set with a facetted foiled citrine in relief. Stout pin to reverse. Housed in its original fitted maroon leather domed case with blue velvet and blue silk lingin. Case with some wear, small ring to secure close hook AF. Minor mark to rim at 9 o'clock from pin hinge use. Excellent. The 74th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot became 2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry on Friday 1st July, 1881. This brooch was made whilst the 74th was commanded by William Kelty Macleod (later Lieutenannt-General)
    Scottish. 74th (Highlanders) Regiment Officer’s pre 1881 kepi style forage cap. A good rare large size example of blue cloth with red piping to the welt of the crown which bears braided figure and roped button. Three tier diced band, black patent leather horizontal peak. Cream leather sweatband; quilted crimson silk lining. Overall service wear and stitching faults and a few moth holes. Badge absent. Following Cardwell's reforms, 74th became 2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry on Friday 1st July 1881
    Scottish. 74th (Highlanders) Regiment pre 1881 Officer’s undress plaid brooch. A very fine unmarked sliver example on stout pin with ornate hingle. Silver quoit mounted with an elephant standing on a scroll inscribed “Assaye”. Two of the four small nuts securing the elephant no longer present. 74th became 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry on Friday 1st July 1881
    Scottish. 75th (Stirlingshire) Regiment of Foot attributed 1878 pattern Officer's shako. A fine and exceedingly scarce example by I. Price & Co of Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London. Dark blue melton cloth body and crown, patent leather peak. Two bands of quarter inch gold lace to top of the crown, one row around the base. To the front a fire gilt plate viz. within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter; stencilled "75” pierced to finely seeded centre. Complete with velvet backed chin chain supported by gilt rose pattern bosses and at the rear by a gilt lion’s mask. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson quilted silk lining bearing gold embossed Royal Arms and tailor's details. Over a century of storage resting on the back of shako has caused it to bend inwards a little. Pompom not present. ... Housed in original japanned storage / transit tin bearing brass name plate engraved "J.W. Harrison. 75th Regt". Hasp detached at hinge as padlock still locked but not damaged. John William Harrison appears in the Army List as a Lieutenant in the 75th with 16th Oct 1868 seniority; promoted Captain 27th Sept 1876. The August 1878 list shows him as being on on half pay, ex 75th Regt. (75th became 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders on Friday, 1st July 1881.)
    Scottish. 78th Highland Regiment (or Ross-shire Buffs) Officer's plaid brooch circa 1840-81. A fine rare example comprising a lemon gilt quoit mounted at the top with a silver crown over 78 resting on a thistle spray; mounted to the lower part of the quoit, a silvered scroll inscribed “Cuidich’n’ rhi” (Help The King). Stout pin to reverse. Minor service wear and loss of gilt. 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire) Buffs became 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders on 1st July 1881
    Scottish. 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire) Buffs Victorian Officer’s pre Cimea plaid brooch circa 1840-48. A very fine scarce gilt quoit mounted with a silver crown thistle wreath with “78” to the centre. Mounted to the lower part of the quoit, a silver scroll inscribed “Cuidich’n’ RhI”. Stout pin to reverse replaced during its working life from vertical to horizontal. Usual minor wear commensurate with age.
    Scottish. 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Foot rare pre-Crimea Officer’s dirk belt and clasp circa circa 1830-40. A fine example of black leather with fine fire gilt waist belt clasp. the clasp comprises laurel leaves encircling a silver thistle mounted on a gilt ground. Leather now dried, clasp remains fresh.
    Scottish. 79th (QO Cameron Highlanders) Victorian Officer’s plaid brooch circa 1840-81. A very fine unmarked silver example on stout brooch pin. High relief thistle wreath encircling two scrolls inscribed “Peninsula” and “Waterloo”. Between the scrolls, the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “LXXIX”.
    Scottish. 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry), Zulu War South Africa Medal 1877-1879, clasp: 1877-8. A good example awarded to “1601 Sergt A Darling 90th Foot" The 90th received 66 “1877-8” clasps.
    Scottish. 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment, mid 19th century Victorian sporran badge. A fine scarce die-stamped brass example on copper loops. Shield, with raised edge, bearing the Sphinx over thistle sprays with “92” between. Age patina otherwise excellent.
    Scottish. 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment, Victorian Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1855-81. A good scarce rectangular gilt example mounted with silver floreate scroll at the top “Peninsula” and “Waterloo” at the bottom. Between the scrolls, resting in a thistle spray, the Sphinx on “Egypt” over milled numerals XCII. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. A little service wear.
    Scottish. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officer’s Sterling Silver glengarry badge A fine die-cast example on stout loops. Within a pointed thistle wreath a circlet inscribed “Argyll & Sutherland”; to the voided centre, a Boar’s head, the Cat and the Coronet and Cypher of Princess Louise, the Coronet set on the circlet. Reverse impressed "Sterling Silver". Slight service wear.
    Scottish. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Victorian HLI attributed Officer’s Boer War 1900 hallmarked silver plaid brooch. A very fine example bearing Edinburgh hallmarks. Burnished silver quoit with engraved decoration mounted with a heavy thistle wreath. To the voided centre, St.Andrew and the Cross. Stout pin to reverse. Minor dent to rim from hinge.
    Scottish. Black Watch WW2 Officer’s 1944 Glasgow hallmarked silver mounted skein dhu by RG Laurie A fine example, the plain clipped-back blade is set into a bog oak grip of interlaced Celtic design mounted with a gilt brass St Andrew and ornamented with studs. The pommel is set with a foiled citrine. Housed in original scabbard with lightly gilded silver mounts.
    Scottish. East Lothian Yeomanry Victorian Officer’s Undress Sabretache. A fine and example, the black patent leather face mounted with a gilt crown over a thistle wreath enclosing a gilt VR cypher, reversed and interlaced, with silvered scroll “East Lothian” above and “Yeomanry” below. Complete with wallet and three gilt "D" rings for slings.
    Scottish. Galloway Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-1901. A fine scarce die-stamped brass example, originally blackened. on toned black loops. Within an oval crowned thistle wreath, “GRV” surmounting a lined shield charged with a rampant lion; across the base of the wreath a scroll inscribed “Albanich”.
    Scottish. Gordon Highlanders Officer's 1936 hallmarked silver plaid brooch. A very fine example by Wm. Anderson & Sons Ltd, bearing 1936 Edinburgh hallmarks. Burnished silver quoit mounted with an ivy wreath bearing the legend "Bydand" across the base, to the centre, the crest of the Marquis of Huntly (in relief, a stag's head with antlers, coronet below). Mounted on the quoit towards the outer rim, a long five part scroll inscribed "Peninsula, Egypt, Gordon Highlanders, India, Waterloo". Stout pin to reverse. VGC.
    Scottish. Gordon Highlanders Officer’s Sporran by W. Jardine & Sons Ltd. Edinburgh. A very fine example. The gilt cantle with engraved thistle decoration and mounted to the centre with frosted silvered regimental device. White hair body with two black hair tassels, emerging from gilt brass thistle engraved bells, suspended by silvered chains. Red leather backing and pocket to reverse. Minor wear to gilded surfaces.
    Scottish. Highland Light Infantry Victorian HLI attributed Officer’s Boer War 1899 hallmarked silver plaid brooch by Jennens & Co.. A very fine example bearing Birmingham hallmarks and maker's trefoil logo on both the quoit and the badge.. Quoit with engraved edge mounted with thistle wreath bearing 29 battle honours to “Egypt 1882” and “Tel-el-Kebir”. Mounted to the centre, a cut silver Star of the Order of the Thistle; mounted on the Star, an Imperial crown with a curled bugle horn below,“HLI” monogram to the centre. Beneath the horn, a scroll inscribed “Assaye” with the Elephant in gilt below. Stout pin to reverse which is scratched "CHT Whitehead 1st Bn HLI" Charles Hugh Tempest Whitehead was commissioned into 1st Bn. HLI 5th January 1901. Promoted Lieutenant 19th October 1903, he transferred to the Indian Army and joined 86th Carnatic Infantry. Promoted Captain 5th January 1909 in 56th Punjabi Infantry. He was killed, aged 34, whilst a Major in 56th Punjabis and is commemorated on the Neve-Chapelle Memorial. Besides being a soldier he was a well known Ornithologist.
    Scottish. Inverness, Banff, Moray and Nairn Militia (Highland Light Infantry) Victorian plaid brooch. A very fine rare example circa 1855-80. Flat nickel quoit fretted to leave seven connecting sections, each incised with a lined letter “I” “B” “M” “N” “M” “H” “L” “I”. Stout pin to reverse which bears engraved “B 3rd Cam Hrs No. 20”. Became 3rd Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1st July, 1881.
    Scottish. Invernessshire Militia Georgian Officer’s gilt open back coatee button. A good example retaining shank, no backmark. Thistle star bearing "Invernessshire Mil," circlet with central crown.Wear to gilt otherwise a good specimen.
    Scottish. Lovat Scouts Imperial Yeomanry attributed cap. A very fine rare example of regimental pattern khaki cloth with a ginger hue. The green backed stiff peak trimmed with kid leather. To the front, solid pattern Lovat Scouts IY cap badge; thin tan leather chinstrap secured by material covered buttons. Quilted silk lining with remains of Glasgow tailor's gilt lettering. The adjustable cream leather lining with old ink owner's details "Gilbert Robertson of Kindeach". Minor service wear.
    Scottish. Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Edwardian Officer’s 1904 hallmarked silver plaid brooch. A very fine scarce heavy example by J&Co (Jennens) bearing 1904 Birmingham hallmarks. High relief thistle wreath encircling two scrolls inscribed “Peninsula” and “Waterloo”. Between the scrolls, the Sphinx resting on “Egypt” plinth to voided centre. Stout pin with ornate hinge to reverse.
    Scottish. Royal Aberdeenshire Highlanders Militia Victorian OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example. Oval ivy wreath bearing St. Andrew and Cross. Reverse with brass loops North and South. VGC (KK 1259)
    Scottish. Royal Edinburgh Volunteers Georgian Officer’s gilt open-back coatee button. A fine rare example. Raised 1794. The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Sir James Stirling, presented a stand of colours at Heriot's Green, 26th September, 1794.
    Scottish. Royal Scots Fusiliers Officer’s bearskin cap. A superb example of black fur, to the front a fine post 1902 Regimental device of a fire gilt grenade mounted with Royal Arms. Complete with graduated gilt brass chin chain with velvet backing. The interior with leather lining. The cap is of good shape. Near VGC. Contained in original metal storage tin, now with surface rusting. Painted details “The Royal Scots Fusiliers”. (2 items) Please note due to CITES regulations this item cannot be exported
    Scottish. Royal Scots Fusiliers pre 1952 pipe banner. A fine purple silk example beautifully embroidered in coloured silk with crowned green circlet "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" with Thistle to centre. Beneath the circlet, a drooping scroll "Royal Scots Fusiilers" over the figure of Saint Andrew and Cross. Complete with three ties. Top left section slightly faded otherwise excellent.
    Scottish. Scots Guards Boer War Victorian Distinguished Conduct Medal Group of Three. A scarce group awarded to "2008 Pte A. Anderson Scots Gds" who was also Mentioned in Despatches for services in South Africa. Comprising: VR Distinguished Conduct Medal (Pte Scots Gds), Queen's South Africa Medal four clasps "Belmont", "Modder River", "Orange Free State", "Belfast". (Pte Scots Gds), King's South Africa Medal two clasps "South Africa 1901", "South Africa 1902" (Pte Scots Guards) The group remains mounted as originally worn, some contact marks. The announcement of the DCM appeared in the London Gazette on the 27th September 1901, with his MID a few days before on the 10th September 1901. Private Albert Anderson a collier from Barnsley enlisted into the Scots Guards on the 15th March 1898. He embarked for South Africa on the 20th October 1899 and would remain here until September 1902. His papers confirm the award of the DCM for recognition of his services during operations in South Africa. After returning to the UK he remained with the Regiment until March 1910, serving a total of 12 years with the Colours.
    Scottish. Victorian Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders Officer’s sporran circa 1881-1901. A fine scarce example. The gilt cantel is mounted with a silver crowned thistle to the centre with raised designs and to the base three battle Honours “Peninsula” “Egypt” and “Waterloo”. The cantel supports six bells, each of fine twist bullion tassels (one or two minor stitching faults), with gold bullion netting to a rich blue, these are hung by cords of bullion and blue plaits. The body of grey goats hair, with a backing of red Morocco and with chamois leather pocket. Complete with black leather belt. A little dull otherwise fine. Housed its original chamois lined japanned soirage / transit tin.
    Scottish: 1/2 Lothians and Border Horse Yeomanry post 1947 piper's badge. A good die-cast silvered example on long loops. Strap inscribed ''1/2 Lothians and Border Horse''; wheatsheaf to voided centre.
    Scottish: 21st Foot (Royal North British Fusiliers) Crimean War "Albert" pattern shako plate circa 1844-55. A scarce excavated OR’s example. Die-stamped brass large flaming grenade bearing Royal Arms on the ball, flames detached from ball. House in old sealed glazed frame so unable to say if fittings present.
    Scottish: Black Watch Officer’s dirk belt plate circa 1881-1901. A fine example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with burnished edges mounted with silvered Star of the Order of the Thistle bearing gilt thistle wreath in which rests a crowned oval bearing the motto of the Order of the Thistle (Lacesset). To the centre, St. Andrew and Cross in silver below the wreath a Sphinx. the Crown flanked by silver scrolls inscribed “The Royal” “Highlanders”. The Sphinx flanked by silver scroll “Black” “Watch”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent.
    Scottish: King’s Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers bullion uniform panels. A fine green cloth pair edged in bullion bearing heavily embroidered thistle devices and each retaining three post 1902 gilt mounted buttons.
    Scottish: Loyal Inverness Fencibles George III Napoleonic War OR’s flat pewter coatee button circa 1794. A rare example on iron shank. Crowned title strap with central thistle. Duke of York’s (or The Loyal Inverness) Fencibles. First commission 21st November, 1794.
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    Sherwood Rangers horse harness, Officer’s charger’s ear boss. A fine scarce example on single flat vertical loop. Gilt disc mounted with a silver circlet inscribed “Sherwood Rangers”; ornate strung bugle to centre.
    Shropshire Militia Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1861-69 by Jennens & Co.. A very fine and rare silver on copper example on two horzontal loops. Crowned star mounted with a circlet inscribed “Shropshire Militia”; the domed centre mounted with floreated VR Cypher. Reverse impressed "J & Co." Originally raised in 1762 at Shrewsbury. Became 3rd Bn. King’s Light Infantry (Shropshire Regiment) on Friday 1st July 1881
    Silver Ambulance Column Spirt Flask hallmarked London 1918. A superb example in the form of a miniature canteen / waterbottle by George Neal and George Neal. The front engraved with Geneva Cross within the legend "Ambulance Column 1914-1919"
    South African / Scottish. Cape Town Highlanders Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1885-99. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on two loops. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and Thistle Star with strap inscribed “Cape Town Highlanders”; Thistle to voided centre. Raised as a kilted corps, on Friday 24th April 1885, under the command of Major John Scott.
    South African Natal Volunteer Composite Regiment Boer War sheet silver slouch hat badge Rare original pinback example. Crowned VCR cypher resting on “All that was left of them” scroll. (Owen 1767) Boer War raised unit commanded by Lt.Col.R.W. Evans, a Major in the Natal Mounted Rifles.
    Staff pattern Victorian waist belt clasp. A fine scarce gilt example of modest proportions. Within a laurel wreath, a crowned VR Cypher. Ornate floral ends, the right one detachable.
    Staffordshire Yeomanry Standard / Colour Bearer’s plate. A fine and very scarce post 1953 example. Rectangular seeded gilt plate mounted with silver Crowned Garter on “Pro aris et focis” bi-part scroll; Stafford Knot to centre. Two large belt loops to reverse.
    Suffolk Regiment Edwardian Officer’s slouch hat badge circa 1902-1908. A fine scarce die-stamped rich gilt example following the design of the helmet plate overlay. Within a laurel wreath, the Garter; mounted on the black velvet centre, in silver, the three tower castle, Key and scrolls. Silver tri-part scroll inscribed “The Suffolk Regiment” mounted on the base of the wreath. The reverse with two broad blade fasteners (one absent).
    Suffolk Regiment Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901. A fine scarce rich gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel sprays and Garter. To the black velvet centre, a silver two tower castle . 'The Suffolk Regiment' solver scroll on the lower part of the spays.
    Surgeon's India General Service Medal, clasp "Burma 1885-7" Awarded to "Surgeon J. Riordan Medical Staff'. Edge knocks. GC Lieutenant Colonel John Riordan was born on the 2nd March 1856 and was appointed a Surgeon Captain in 1883 and Major in 1895. He retired from the Army Medical Service with the rank of Lt Col in 1904 and was employed at Clommel Tipperary until 1916. His India General Service medal appears to be his sole entitlement.
    Sussex Yeomanry Officer’s Mess Uniform by Hobson & Sons. A fine scarce inter-war Mess Dress jacket with dark blue facings to the cuff and collar. The latter with regimental bullion collar badges. Hussar pattern shoulder cords with Second Lieutenant’s rank. Cotton lining with tailor’s label bearing ink name “H A B Combe”. Accompanied by matching overalls with blue line.
    The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Officer’s 1913 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate by Jennens. A fine die-stamped silver example on four screw posts by J & Co. (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Crowned thistle sprays enclosing the mullet with strung bugle below on seeded backing plate; across the base a scroll “The Scottish Rifles”. Badge and backing plate bearing ensuite hallmarks.
    The East Lancashire Regiment Officer's helmet plate circa 1902-14. An exceptionally fine rich gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with silver Sphinx on "Egypt" tablet. on a black velvet ground. Base of wreath mounted with silver scroll “The East Lancashire Regiment.”. All three loops remain to reverse. Pristine
    The Medals of Major General Tremenheere, Bengal Engineers. Punjab Medal 1849 two clasps “Goojerat”, “Chilianwala” “Major Engrs” and his India General Service Medal, clasp “North West Frontier” “Lt Col Bengal Engrs”. Each medal retains original ribbon and silver buckle as worn and is handsomely housed in a leather and velvet lined bespoke fitted case by “E. Bermon, Jeweller Torquay”. George Borlase Tremenheere was born in 1806 and after an education at Addiscombe he was commissioned as an Engineer into the services of the East India Company and aged 17 he embarked for India. By1849 he was serving as a Superintending Engineer, and when the Punjab War broke out he joined Lord Gough’s Command as a Senior Engineer being actively engaged at Goojerat and Chilianwala. For his services during the campaign he was promoted to Lt Col. He was promoted to Col in 1854 and Major General in 1856. It was in this year after 24 years in India that he retired and returned to his native Cornwall. For 15 years he commanded the Duke of Cornwall’s Volunteers and was later appointed their Colonel. He died at his home in Torquay on the 19th December 1896
    The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India miniature medal. A very fine scarce silver-gilt example, the obverse bearing a cameo of HIM Queen Victoria within a duck egg blue oval inscribed “Heaven Light Our Guide” set in an ornate oval, complete with chased silver star suspender. Order instituted in 1861.
    The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav Grand Cross shoulder sash. A fine rare four inch wide watered silk full length example. Instituted by King Oscar I on 21st on August, 1847
    The Royal Victorian Order, Knight Commander’s breast star (KCVO). A fine scarce silver, silver-gilt and enamel on gold pin. Faceted silver star mounted with Maltese cross in turn mounted with crowned blue enamel oval "Victoria" with silver VRI to red translucent centre. Order instituted April 1896.
    The Royal Victorian Order, M.V.O., Member’s 4th Class breast badge A fine silver-gilt and enamel example, the reverse officially numbered 1489. Housed in it's Collingwood (by Appointment to the late King George V) fitted green velvet and cream silk lined case of issue. The lid with gold embossed "M.V.O. 4th. CL"
    The Royal Victorian Order, M.V.O., Member’s 5th Class breast badge A fine silver and enamel example, the reverse officially numbered 678. Housed in it's Collingwood (by Appointment to the Royal Family) fitted green velvet and cream silk lined case of issue. The lid with gold embossed "M.V.O. 4th. CL" Wear to the inside silk lining of the case.
    Third Nottinghamshire Local Militia Georgian OR’s shoulder / cross belt plate circa 1808-16. A good scarce die-stamped brass oval example bearing crowned strap inscribed “Third Notts Local Militia” with “GR” Cypher to centre; all resting in a palm sprays. Reverse retains original fixings comprising single hook and two studs. Slight service wear. Formed in September 1808 with headquarters at Retford. Lt.Col.Commandant Sir Thomas Wollaston White, Bart..
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    Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian Officer’s helmet plate plate. A very fine scarce silvered example of 1878 pattern on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and circlet inscribed “Tower Hamlets Rifles ”, to the centre, The Tower of London.
    Trinidad Artillery Volunteers late Victorian post 1895 OR’s helmet plate. A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example on four loops. Large flaming grenade, on the ball within a palm wreath, a six pointed star with “TA” cypher to the centre.
    Victorian / Edwardian Officer's Lance Cap / Busby Lines. A good and scarce set of gold bullion cords, terminating with acorn tags. Retaining brass spring clip. Bright condition.
    Victorian / Edwardian Officer's Lance Cap / Busby Lines. A good and scarce set of gold bullion cords, terminating with acorn tags and with plated section. Retaining brass spring clip. GC.
    Victorian / Edwardian Officers Bullion Sword Knot A good example gold bullion cord with crimson silk line. Has been used. RESERVED
    Victorian / Edwardian OR's Lance Cap / Busby Cords. A good set of yellow mohair cords, terminating with acorn tags. Retaining brass spring clip. Clean condition.
    Victorian / Edwardian Period Officer's Leather Buckskin Breeches. A good scarce pair of fine quality white buckskin leather breeches, with flap fly to the front. Complete with buttons to the waist and pearl buttons to the ankles. Section of ankle leather removed not effecting the appearance when worn. This pair of breeches would be suitable to display with a coatee
    Victorian 16th Queen's Lancers Officer's Attributed Pill Box Cap. A superb and rare example. Dark blue melton cloth, with a wide band of gold Regimental pattern lace and quartered to the crown with gold bullion cord. To the center a bullion cord pearl button. The interior with leather sweatband and crimson cotton lining. Complete with original wood block, this made with grooves to accommodate the chin strap and contained in original metal japanned storage tin. To the lid a brass name plaque with the engraved name J Oswald Esq 16th Lancers. VGC. Lieutenant J Oswald joined the 16th Lancers on the 22nd January 1881 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1887.
    Victorian 1870 8th Royal Irish Regiment / Armagh Archers Prize. A very fine gold metal (believed to be 9ct) locket. To the front is mounted a Regimental device of RI surmounted by a crown. The reverse with engraved inscription. "Presented by the Officers of the detachment 18th Royal Irish to the Ladies of the Armagh Archers May 1870." Complete with suspension bar, this stamped 9ct. The interior has provision for two photographs.. VGC. ... Accompanied by a newspaper cutting of Mrs Hilda Hyde, whos grandmother Mrs John Hardy got the highest score and won the prize locket.
    Victorian 19th century Ambrotype photograph of an Infantry Officer. This hand coloured ambrotype photograph depicts a young Officer half length wearing a scarlet 1856 pattern tunic with white facings and rank to the collar. To his hand he holds the hilt of an 1822 pattern infantry sword and to the table at his side his shako. Colours remain good. The photograph is contained in the original leather and velvet lined case. The exterior with the photographer details of Mr Killburn of 222 Regent Street who was by Appointment to the Royal Family. Mr William Edward Kilburn was the favorite photographer of Queen Victoria and she would allow her photograph to be taken six times a year. He opened his studio at 222 Regent Street on the 9th February 1847.
    Victorian 19th Hussars attributed Miniature Portrait Picture. A very fine quality example depicting Lieutenant Arthur Holford wearing full dress uniform. To his pouch belt, the silver regimental pattern furniture can be clearly seen in good detail. The reverse with translucent red enamel over engine turned rayed design and the name of the sitter and date. Mounted into a gold coloured large oval locket frame. Height 8cm Lieutenant Arthur Holford, served with the 19th in the Boer War and was wounded at the Battle of Rietfontein. He was placed on the half pay list in 1902 due to ill health and died in 1952
    Victorian 1st A.B.. Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteers Other Rank’s Home Service Pattern Helmet. A good example of the 1878 pattern green cloth helmet, retaining silvered furniture, including velvet backed chinstrap. To the front a white metal universal crowned star pattern helmet plate, to the centre, within a strap “1st A.B. Nottinghamshire R.V.”, the Arms of Nottingham. The interior with leather sweatband and ink name “Sergt Davis”.
    Victorian 4th Admin. Battalion West Yorkshire Rifle Volunteers Officer’s Helmet. A good rare Officer’s green cloth home service pattern helmet. To the front a silvered universal crowned star pattern plate, mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with Rose of the House of York. Complete with silvered furniture of spike, rose head bosses supporting a silvered interlinked chin chain with velvet backing. The interior with wide red leather sweatband and quilted silk lining to the inner crown. This with tailors details of Johnston. The overall condition is good retaining a good shape, helmet plate dulled, silk with some age wear.
    Victorian Bombay Volunteer Rifles Officers Scarlet Tunic. A good scarce example of scarlet melton cloth, with dark blue facings to the collar and cuffs. The collar with silvered strung bugle badges. Complete with silvered Regimental pattern buttons. The silver cord shoulder straps with Lieutenant rank stars. The interior with a thin red cotton lining. Scarlet and silver lace remains fresh. One moth hole to the lower rear left skirt.
    Victorian Commissariat & Transport Corps Egypt Medal Pair. A good and scarce pair retaining original ribbons and buckle suspension as worn by 5491 Pte F Russell 7th Co C & T Dept. Comprising: Egypt Medal (undated) bearing the clasp Suakin 1885 and Khedive Star 1884-6. The buckle suspension with engraved floral decoration. Minor rubbing to edge conducive with wearing. Private Frank James Russell a native of London enlisted in 1884. He embarked for Egypt during February 1885 and was present at the Suakin and returned home later that year. Medal and clasp confirmed on service papers. He received his discharge in 1900 and does not appear to have served in South Africa during the Boer War.
    Victorian Foot Guards RSM rank badge Rare large bullion embroidered Royal Arms. Mothed
    Victorian General's Horse Bit Boss A good rare die-cast gilt brass example on one of two stud fittings. Within a Guelphic style crowned oak wreath, applied VR over crossed sword and baton. Some service wear; reverse with lead soldered wire loop for display.
    Victorian Grendier Company Field Officer’s 1830 pattern epaulettes. A magnificient and rare pair of the box pattern epaulettes worn by a Lieutenant Colonel. The bullion strap mounted with a large bullion Crown, surmounted by a flaming Grenade. Within the crescent a padded cushion embroidered with VR Cypher. The bullion edging supports fine twist wire tassels. The underside is of padded crimson silk, with tie fittings for attachment to the coatee. Bullion remains very bright and fresh. Housed in their original metal storage tin. This bearing a brass tailors tablet of W.Buckmaster of London.
    Victorian Highland Regiment Officers Broadsword. A good example of the 1831 pattern sword. The straight blade with double fuller, with etched decoration of a Crowned VR cypher. The basket hilt of the regulation pattern retaining scarlet and buff leather liner the shagreen grip with twist wire binding. Complete with the correction pattern metal scabbard with ball chape. The sword has been professionally refurbished during its working life and in near parade condition.
    Victorian Life Guards Officer’s pouch ornament. A scarce example, Ornate gilt Collar of the Order of the Garter surmounted by a Victorian Crown; mounted on the collar, the Star of the Order, the pierced gilt motto on a blue enamel ground with red translucent enamel ground to central Cross of St.George. LG cypher, reversed and entwined, support either side of the Collar. Below the cyphers a scroll, on the left side inscribed “Peninsula”, to the right inscribed “Waterloo”. Retaining original scarlet cloth backing and four fixing loops. 3 1/2 inches wide.
    Victorian Loyal Suffolk Hussars Officers Scarlet Field Service Torin Cap. A fine scarce example of scarlet melton cloth with gold bullion cord to the welt of the crown and curtain. To the left side gold bullion embroidered (into the cap) letters "LSH", surmounted by an Imperial Crown. The interior with black leather lining and embossed with a tailor's label for Hawkes & Co London. Scarlet and bullion remain bright.
    Victorian Mid 19th Century North York Militia Officer’s ‘Albert’ Pattern Shako. A rare and very fine example of the Officer’s 1844 Albert pattern shako. The body of black beaver skin with black patent leather crown, neck and front peaks. To the front, the regimental device of a gilt metal curled bugle with a silvered Yorkshire rose to the centre. Above the bugle, a black mohair cord boss. To the interior, crimson silk topped leather sweatband and crimson silk lining bearing tailor’s stamp of Moore & Co., London. Silver gimp velvet backed chinchain supported on either side by a silver rose head boss. Woollen tuft absent. Very Good Condition. <1>Provenance: The home of Sir Antony Milbank of Barningham Yorkshire. Attributed to Captain W.V.Milbank 4th May 1852. The militia was based at the Regimental Headquarters Richmond Castle. In 1852 they converted from Light Infantry to Rifles.
    Victorian Middlesex Yeomanry Master of Ceremonies Silk Badge A fine rare bullion example for C Troop
    Victorian Miniature Portrait Painting of a Lancer Officer A fine quality example depicting the head and shoulders of a Lancer Officer possibly Indian. He wears a post 1880 dark blue tunic with scarlet double plastron to the front, gold lace pouch belt with silver prickers and gold bullion cap lines. To his chest he wears a campaign medal. Details is good. Mounted into a gold coloured metal oval glazed frame, with plain silk panel to the reverse. Height 8cm
    Victorian National Artillery Association Repository Prize Badge for 1894. Large crowned padded bullion laurel wreath with blue silk oval 'National Artillery Association Repository'' and 'Shoeburyness' on the base of the wreath. Red cloth centre with billion crossed cannon and pile of cannon balls with 1894. Removed from sleeve, a little service wear and touch of moth
    Victorian National Artillery Association Repository Prize Badge for 1896. A fine unmarked silver-gilt arm badge on three loops. Set on a wreath of laurel and oak, an oval inscribed 'National Artillery Association Shoeburyness'; central oval with crossed cannon and pile of cannon balls within 'Repository' '1896'.
    Victorian National Artillery Association Repository Prize Badge for 1897. A fine unmarked silver-gilt arm badge on three loops. Set on a wreath of laurel and oak, an oval inscribed 'National Artillery Association Shoeburyness'; central oval with crossed cannon and pile of cannon balls within 'Repository' '1897'.
    Victorian Officer's campaign drinking vessel A good collapsible silver plated example housed in its maroon leatherette case
    Victorian Officer's Gilt Lion's Head Cloak Chain. A very good example, the gilt lion head masks support a gilt chain. Gilt bright GC.
    Victorian Officer's Levée pattern crimson and gold lace sash, Bullion sash with two scarlet bands complete with runner terminating in two scarlet and bullion tassels. Fine condition.
    Victorian Officer's waist belt clasp. A splendid rich gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed "Dieu et Mon Droit"; seeded centre mounted with the Royal Crest in silver. Universal pattern rococo ends.
    Victorian Officer’s boxed accoutrements by Morris & Co. 50 Pall Mall A very fine set comprising Levée pattern gold lace waist belt with scarlet silk central line, complete with both sword slings and fine fire gilded waist belt clasp set with silvered Royal Crest ... Bullion sash with two scarlet bands complete with scarlet and bullion tassels. All contained in velvet lined tin bearing brass maker's shield.
    Victorian Officer’s Mameluke Hilted Sword splendid example. The slightly curved single edged unfullered scimitar blade with etched decoration, depicting a Victorian crown, a sphinx resting upon a tablet “Africa”, crossed Field Marshal batons below this “Charty” and a Stand of Arms. The hilt with gilt Cross guard with embossed scrolling decoration, to the centre of the obverse a General Officer’s device of crossed Sword and baton within a wreath. The reverse with a Sphinx. Two piece plain Ivorine grip, with cut decoration and two gilt floral pateri. Housed in polished steel scabbard with heavy gilt scrolling floral decorated mounts, fitted with two loose rings. The sword has been completely professionally restored to exhibition / parade standard. Now near VGC.
    Victorian Other Ranks Glengarry. A very rare late 19th Century example. The glengarry of dark blue wool material, with wide leather band edging. The interior with wax cotton lining and clear stamp 21. Tails absent, surface moth traces, otherwise GC.
    Victorian Rifles Pattern Officer’s busby. A splendid extremely scarce unattributed example. Black sealskin body with black cloth crown. Silver bullion cap cords form a swag at the front rising up at the sides to be supported by black Garter Stars with hook attachments; they form another swag either side and terminate at the top of the reverse with silvered lion’s head mask. Oval silver bullion boss to the front bears a gilt Crown. Silvered rose head bosses support the slender velvet backed rope effect chinchain. Wide leather sweatband topped with black silk; black quilted silk lining. Generally VGC. ... Contained in metal storage tin. Please note due to CITES regulations this item cannot be exported
    Victorian Robin Hood Rifles 1st Nottingham Rifle Volunteers Corps Victorian Other Rank’s green cloth helmet. A very fine scarce example of the Home Service Pattern helmet complete with blackened metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a black leather backed chin chain. To the front, a crowned Maltese cross with lions between the arms; to the centre a circlet inscribed “1st Nottinghamshire R.V Corps”, this encircles the entwined initials “RHR”. Leather sweatband to the interior. The lining of the helmet, with ink stamp “199” (may indicate issue date January 1899), also maker’s stamp of Hobson London and ink name of “J.H. Ogden A Co RHR”. GC
    Victorian Royal Berkshire Yeomanry Field Officer’s Scarlet Tunic. A fine scarce example of scarlet melton cloth with dark blue facings to the collar and cuffs. The latter with extended silver cord Austrian Knots, indicating Field rank. The collar also with a double silver lace line. The plaited shoulder cords bearing embroidered Victorian rank crowns. Lining bear ink name "Captain Sterne". Slight dulling in places Edward David Sterne, Captain 6th October, 1888.
    Victorian Royal Navy Admiral's Pattern Swordbelt. A superb example of black leather with gold bullion wire oak leaf embroidered decoration. The clasp of fire gilt bearing a Victorian Crowned fouled anchor worn by Officers of Flag rank. Complete with sword slings, with gilt spring clips and buckles.
    Victorian Scottish Highland Regiment Officer’s forage cap. A good rare example of dark blue cloth with red piping to the welt of the crown which bears braided figure and roped button. Three tier diced band, black patent leather peak, with gold bullion line. Cream leather sweatband and crimson silk lining. This with gold label for Cater & Co London. Overall GC minor age wear, badge absent.
    Victorian Scottish Yeomanry Officer's Pouch Belt. A good and scarce example with gold bullion thistle pattern lace. Thistles are repeated to the ornate buckle tip and slide. Red leather backing. Minor dulling.
    Victorian Scottish. Glasgow Yeomanry Cavalry Officer’s Shell Jacket. A good example of dark blue melton cloth, with scarlet facings to the collar and cuffs. The jacket is edged with gold bullion lace and to the front concealed hook and eye fastening, with a row of gilt seed buttons. To the shoulders gold bullion cords. Complete with gilt regimental buttons to the shoulder cords and cuffs. The interior with padded cotton lining. GC.
    Victorian The Yorkshire Light Infantry Glengarry Badge circa 1887-96. A good scarce example probably adapted by a regimental armourer. Post 187 helmet plate centre skilfully mounted with glengarry crown. Retains all six loops to reverse King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regt) redesignated King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1887.
    Victorian Volunteer Artillery Officers Waistbelt Clasp. A very fine and scarce pre 1901 full dress example comprising two oval silvered seeded plates with raised burnished edges and plain belt loops; each bearing the Royal Crest and joined together by a snake hook fastening. This pattern was also used by several colonial units.
    Victorian Worcestershire Regiment Other Ranks Helmet Plate second pattern circa 1885-90.. A good die-stamped brass example, of crowned star bearing laurel wreath and mounted with detachable regimental helmet plate centre (circlet bearing ''Worcestershire'' and ''Firm'' scroll; upright star bearing tower to voided centre. (KK 318) ) Loops to reverse.
    Victorian Yeomanry Field Officer’s Hussar Pattern tunic. A fine rare ornate full dress tunic of dark blue melton cloth,with scarlet facings to the collar and cuffs. Silver gimp cord knot decoration to each cuff indicating Field Rank and to the silver plated shoulder cords Victorian Lieutenant Colonel rank To each breast six silver bullion gimp cord drop loops with gimp purl buttons, loop and olivettes also with concealed hook and eye fasting. Gimp cord is repeated to the back of the tunic. Bullion dulled in places, minor servuce wear
    Victorian Yeomanry Officers Hessian Full Dress Boots. A scarce pair of highly polished black patent leather boots. To the top a line of silver bullion gimp cord with a cord boss to the front. The lining the boot maker's details of Peal & Co of Oxford Street London, Boot Makers to the Royal Family. These details are repeated to the lid of the original metal storage tin. Bullion remains bright. ... Accompanied by a pair of silver plated spurs and boot puller.
    Volunteer Artillery Edwardian Colonel's Shoulder Cords & Collar A fine set of silver shoulder cords each bearing Crown and two Bath Stars with small bullion "R" (Reserve) together with his red faced silver lace collar which retains both large silver bullion flaming grenades,
    Volunteer Artillery Victorian Officer’s busby plume holder circa 1859-78. A very fine silver plated example. Flaming grenade, the ball mounted with Royal Arms over gun with mounted wheel and scroll “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Reverse retains plume holder and slider fitting.
    Volunteer Artillery Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1859-1901.. A fine full dress example comprising two oval silver seeded plates with raised burnished edges and plain belt loops; each mounted with the Royal Crest in silver and joined together by a snake hook fastening.
    Volunteer Decoration. An Edward VII in Case of Issue. A good silver Hallmarked London 1904 example by Garrard of London. Complete with original ribbon and top bar and contained in original case.
    Warwickshire Regiment Officer's helmet circa 1902-14. An extremely fine example of the Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet complete with gilt metal cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a gilt regimental pattern helmet plate bearing a silver scroll inscribed "The Warwickshire Regiment"ť. Leather sweatband to interior topped with crimson cotton. Tailor's label of Samuel Gardner & Co. London. to cotton lining. Gilt fresh, spike sligthly bent otherwise excellent condition.
    Warwickshire Yeomanry Officer’s shako plate circa 1857-63. A splendid rare short-lived example on horizontal loops. Facetted silver Garter Star mounted with rich gilt strap inscribed "Warwickshire" with VR cypher to centre, Lt. Col. Commandant George Guy Greville, 4th Earl of Warwick, 4th Earl Brooke (28 March 1818 – 2 December 1893) and A.D.C. to Queen Victoria.
    Waterloo Medal 1815, 13th Regiment of Light Dragoons. A fine scarce cavalryman's example awarded to " **JOHN EDMONDS. 13th REG. LIGHT DRAGOONS. ** ". Original steel clip and ring suspension. Nicely toned, very minor edge knock to obverse rim at 5 o'clock otherwise an excellent example. John Edmonds enlisted as a Private in the 13th Light Dragoons on 8 May, 1804. In 1810 he sailed with the regiment to Spain, landing at Cadiz in March. He served in Spain and Portugal, returning home in 1813. Present at the Battle of Waterloo. Died on 12 December ,1816. ------------------------------------------------------- Wikipedia entry records : "The 13th commanded by Lt-Colonel Patrick Doherty (later replaced due to illness by Lt-Colonel Boyse who in turn, after being wounded in the battle, was replaced by Major B. Lawrence), along with 3rd King's German Hussars of the King's German Legion formed part of the 7th Cavalry Brigade under Colonel Sir F V Arentschildt. All cavalry was commanded by the Earl of Uxbridge. On the 17 June the regiment was ordered to join the 5th Cavalry Brigade (consisting of the 7th Hussars and 15th Hussars) under Major-General Sir Colquhoun Grant. On the morning of the battle, 18 June, Grant moved to the right centre of the position occupied by the army, taking up its position in the rear of the Brigade of Guards commanded by Major-General Byng. Initially the brigade saw little action, however, when the French pushed forward with two columns of cavalry and infantry to force the British position, the cavalry brigade received orders to charge. The enemy broke and were pursued until other French cavalry on the left flank were detected. The brigade then retired behind the infantry until Lord Uxbridge and Lord Hill ordered the 13th forward again; this time against a square of French infantry. The enemy were completely routed, and dispersed. The late afternoon brought renewed French attacks with infantry and cavalry in a last effort to win the day. The brigade, along with Major-General Dornberg’s 3rd Cavalry Brigade on the left, attacked a heavy column of French infantry. An officer of the 13th wrote: Our last and most brilliant charge, was at the moment that Lord Hill, perceiving the movement of the Prussian army, and finding the French Imperial Guard on the point of forcing a part of the British position, cried out, - "Drive them back, 13th!" such an order from such a man, could not be misconstrued, and it was punctually obeyed. Although sustaining heavy fire, the attack was again successful and the enemy routed. In total the 13th Light Dragoons at Waterloo suffered 99 casualties with 113 horses lost."
    Waterloo Medal awarded to Sjt. Needham, 2nd Bn. 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot A good scarce example awarded to "* SERJ. GEORGE NEEDHAM, 2nd BATT. 69th REG. FOOT. *". Retains steel clip and ring. Overall service wear.
    Welsh Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Officer's Sabretache Circa 1850. An outstanding mid 19th Century large example. The flap with a velvet ground embroidered with silver bullion entwined regimental title, surmounted by a Victorian Crown and below a Welsh Dragon. Edged with 2 inch wide silver lace of Regimental pattern. Retaining all three silvered D rings and attachment straps. The reverse with leather pocket and flap. The sabretache is contained in its original velvet lined leather cover, this with early style flat silvered buttons. Width of the flap at the base 12 inches. Bullion slightly dulled, otherwise Near Very Good Condition. The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry was re-raised in 1831 and in 1851 adopted the full title Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry.
    Welsh. 1st Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment post 1908 Officer’s pouch belt plate. A very fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example on four screw posts. Within a crowned wreath, half of laurel, half of palm, the Welsh Dragon mounted on silvered backing plate. Below the wreath, a scroll inscribed “1st Battn. Monmouthshire Regiment”. Formed 1st April 1908 from 2nd VB South Wales Borderers. HQ at Stow Hill, Newport.
    Welsh. 1st Brecknockshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer's helmet. A fine rare example of an Officer's Home Service Pattern blue cloth helmet complete with silvered cross piece, spike and rose bosses supporting a velvet backed chin chain. To the front, a silvered crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and strap "1st Brecknockshire R.V.", to the centre the regimental device of Prince of Wales's plumes. Leather sweatband to interior with crimson silk edging. Contained in its original metal storage tin. Minor wear to silver, otherwise near VGC.
    Welsh. Royal Merioneth Militia Victorian OR’s 'scroll' pattern forage cap badge circa 1858-74. A fine rare die-stamped blackened example on loops. Universal cursive scroll with floreated finials bearing the raised legend “Merioneth”. Raised 25th January, 1863 at Dolgelly. 1861-67 amalgamated with Montgomeryshire; amalgamated with Denbighshire 1876-81. Became part of 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers on Friday 1st July, 1881.
    Welsh. South Wales Borderers Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901. A fine scarce gilt example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; the base of the wreath bearing an applied silver scroll inscribed “The South Wales Borderers” . The black velvet centre mounted with silver Welsh Dragon within a laurel wreath. Some wear to gilt otherwise in fine condition.
    Welsh. South Wales Borderers Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901. A very fine rich gilt example on three loops. Crowned star with laurel wreath and Garter; to the black velvet centre, a silver Dragon within a laurel wreath. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver scroll “The South Wales Borderers”. Orb slightly bent othewise a really superb example.
    Welsh. Upper Tivy Local Militia Georgian Officer’s gilt open back coatee button circa 1808-16 by Hobson & Co A good scarce example complete with shank; backmark "Hobson & Co Standard Colr". A little wear to gilt. Following the mutiny of the West Mendip Local Militia at Bath 16th May, 1809, the Upper Tivy also mutinied upon hearing the news.
    Welsh: 43rd Foot (Monmouthshire) Officer’s pre 1855 shoulder belt plate. An extremely fine rare example. Rich gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver crowned strung bugle with "43" between the cords. Fixings absent. Became 1st Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry on Friday 1st July 1881.
    West Essex Militia Victorian Officer's helmet plate circa 1878-81. A fine rare short-lived silver plated example on three loops. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and rope edged strap "West Essex Militia"; gilt metal county arms to centre. Raised at Chelmsford 23rd June 1759, became 4th Bn. Essex Regt, on 1st July 1881 at Warley, disbanded 12th July 1908.
    West India Regiment Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-81. A very fine and scarce rich gilt example of crowned star pattern; two rays on the left bearing honours “Dominica Guadaloupe”, two on the right “Martinique Ashantee” . Mounted on the star, a wreath half of laurel and half of palm enclosing the Garter; WIR cypher centre. Three replacement loops to reverse.
    West Indian St George’s Volunteers Georgian Officer’s gilt open back coatee button by W. Williams, London A fine rare rich gilt example retaining shank. Crown over GR cypher within strap "St. George Volunteers".
    West Indies Royal Trinidad Battalion George IV Officer’s closed back gilt coatee button circa 1825 by Charles Jennens.. A fine rare example retaining shank. Crowned title strap with central GR cypher, reversed and interlaced. Prince of Wales plumes logo in backmark
    West Indies. St. Christopher Artillery Victorian Officer's pouch belt plate. A very fine and extremely rare die-stamped example. Crowned oval Union wreath and oval inscribed “St.Christopher Artillery”, centrally a gilt metal grenade, the ball mounted with silvered Crowned VR Cypher, reversed and interlaced. Three screw posts to reverse.
    Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry 1910 silver mounted Officer's pouch. A very fine scarce Edward VII / George V example by Jennens. The silver flap, bearing 1910 Birmingham hallmarks, with engraved border and mounted with gilt crowned WCYC regimental cypher. Crimson leather covered pouch with bullion line and complete with both belt loops.
    William IV Yeomanry Officer's Full Dress Sabretache circa 1830-37. An impressive example. Blue cloth face overlaid with gold train lace with a 'light dragoon' brown lace central line. In the centre a cavalry crown in gold and silver lace, silver sequins and silk embroidery. Below, in broad gold lace and sequins the 'WR' cypher. The reverse covering of blue Moroccan and bearing a trade label, 'Moore (late Bicknells & Moore) Old Bond Street'. Complete with three "D" rings. heavy mothing. Wallet absent. Illustration No. 70 p56, Carman MHS Special Number 1988 'Yeomanry and Other Sabretaches'.
    William IV / Victorian Lord Lieutenant's coatee skirt / tail ornament circa 1831-89. A fine scarce padded example embroidered in silver wire. Large padded crowned laurel wreath with crossed sword and General's baton to centre. The cap of the crown in crimson velvet (some wear). Overall toned and a little dusty.
    Wolseley Helmet. An early 20th century Officer's full dress white example A good scarce six pane example with seven fold pagri, fluted spike on domed ventilated base with hook attachment and white leather backed chinchain, Fitted with soft leather patent "Comfortease" sweatband with netted top. Some service wear.
    Worcester Militia George III hallmarked 1808 silver splendid shoulder belt plate Fine rectangular example with rounded corners bearing London hallmarks. Obverse mounted with crowned French scroll enclosing Gothic "W". Pair of hooks and studs to reverse. Excellent See "Badges of the Worcestershire Regiment" Fig 757, by Major Roger Bennett.
    Worcester Militia Victorian Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1855-81. A good scarce silvered example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Worcester Militia”; burnished centre bearing tower. Universal pattern rococo ends. Minor service wear. Originally raised 17th June 1770, became 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regt. 1st July 1881.
    Worcestershire Artillery Volunteers Victorian Officer’s waist belt plate. A fine and rare silvered example. Seeded rectangular plate with burnished raised edges, bearing laurel wreath in which rests a strap “Worcestershire” surmounted by a gun, tower to centre. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. Formed 6th June 1865 with HQ at Worcester.
    Worcestershire Regiment Victorian 1884 dated OR’s Glengarry. A very rare example of dark blue wool material, with wide leather band edging. Retaining a good post 1881 glengarry badge with central “WR”. Wax cotton lining with clear WD issue date stamp. GC leather edging dry, replaced tails.
    Worcestershire Regiment Victorian Officer's bullion forage cap badge circa 1883-1902. A fine two part example embroidered in gold wire; mounted gilt Garter and silver Lion.
    Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers / VB’s Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1866-1901. A good die-stamped silvered example on three screw posts. Laurel wreath surmounted by a crown on blank tablet; pear tree to voided centre.
    Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers Edwardian Sergeant’s pouch belt circa 1902-08. A good scarce three inch black grained leather example mounted with brass lion’s head on circular boss, two strand chain, whistle and holder. Plate comprises brass laurel wreath surmounted by a crown on blank tablet, white metal pear tree to voided centre. Complete with black leather pouch, the flap bearing brass crowned coiled bugle with “39” to voided centre.
    Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s shako plate circa 1859-61. A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example on loops. Crowned star mounted with oak wreath and circlet inscribed “Worcestershire Rifles”; applied pear tree to burnished centre. Minor service wear
    WW1 period General's peaked cap . A good example in dark blue cloth by Daniels & Co, Woolwich & St. James's. Scarlet band bearing bullion General Officer's crossed sword and baton badge. Black patent leather chinstrap secured by too gilt General's buttons. Black patent leather peak bearing two rows of bullion oakleaves. Silk lining with leather sweatband. Minor both at base of crown and ti op of red band, chinstrap patent congealed.
    WW1 RFC Royal Flying Corps Bullion Pilot Wings. A good rare elegant pair of padded bullion pilot wings. Retaining cream paper backing. Removed from a uniform, bullion dulled otherwise very fine.
    Yeomanry pillbox cap. Black cloth with white piping to the crown which bears a white button, white felt cap band. Padded lining bears gilt embossed Royal Arms and Covent Garden maker's details, leather sweatband and chinstrap. A little moth overall, severe along one section where chinstrap sewn.