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Boer War - 31st Battalion Imperial Yeomanry ( Fincastle 's Horse ) Bi Metal Slouch Hat Cap Badge
A rare, bi-metal, cap badge for The 31st battalion of The Imperial Yeomanry (Fincastle's Horse). A white metal five pointed star mounted by a brass strap inscribed “Fincastle’s Horse” with “31” to centre. Two original dark toned lugs to the reverse and with three braising / sweat holes to the reverse of the circlet. Circa 3.3cm across and In excellent condition. Of Scottish interest. Raised by Lord Fincastle, V.C. ( later the Earl of Dunmore) who had won his Victoria Cross in the Tirah Campaign. He served with the 16th Lancers and also served in South Africa during the Boer War and served in the First World War. He died in 1962.
The Scottish papers reported on January 21, 1902 Recruiting for Fincastle's Horse Stopped: Orders have been received from the War Office at the recruiting centres in Scotland to the effect that no more men are to be enlisted for Fincastle's Horse...It may be added that the new force is the 31st Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry. It was of battalion strength. and again on the
18 April, 1902 (Departure of Fincastle's Horse): "The corps, which was formed at the beginning of the year at the insistence of the nobleman whose name it bears, has been hard at work during the last three and a half months, with the result that it now goes on active service as one of the fittest battalions of Yeomanry ever raised during the present war....as far as training can make them so, Fincastle's Horse are in the best of condition mentally and physically for active service. When the battalion was raised, the enlistments amounted to about 1000 men, and as only 600 were required to make up the regiment, the remainder were sent off to Aldershot to join the corps there. Thus the 31st Battalion was in a sense a corps d'elite to start with."
K&K Vol 1 No 1406 refers.
Code: 58447Price: 175.00 GBP
Very Scarce City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) 1900 Boer War Tinnie - Bravo C.I.V.s
A very scarce tinnie to commemorate the departure of the CIVs to South Africa in 1900. Much foxing but still has original pin fixing. Circa 32mm in diameter. It would make a good display with the medals or badges to the CIV.
Code: 58376Price: 55.00 GBP
Rare Boer War 10th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry Brass Slouch Hat Badge
A rare Roman Numeral 10 with one of two fasteners remaining. This was for wear on the Imperial Yeomanry cloth rosette below the Prince of Wale's feathers. Circa 1.9cm tall and 1,8cm wide. Rare.
K&K Vol 1 No 1397 refers.
Code: 58375Price: 225.00 GBP
3rd Volunteer Battalion DLI Durham Light Infantry ( Sunderland ) and 15th Imperial Yeomanry Boer War Tribute Medallion Medal
Boer War medallion. Gilt on copper, small medallion with suspension ring. Circa 23mm in diameter. Arms of City of Sunderland to the reverse. In good condition. Scarce.
The 3rd Volunteer Battalion D.L.I. (Sunderland ) contingent landed in South Africa on February 3 1900 where, for 15 months it carried out the arduous task of guarding the long lines of communication on which the fighting troops depended.
Code: 58336Price: 65.00 GBP
Boer War Her Majesty 's Reserve Regiment of Dragoon Guards Gilt Cap and Collar Badge Set
A scarce cap badge and matched pair of collar badges with original dark toned lugs. Sharp detail. In very good condition. A reserve regiment raised during the Boer War. Raised in 1900 these reserve regiments allowed the regular cavalry to be sent to South Africa.
Boer War - Victorian Home Counties Reserve Regiment Officer 's Gilt Collar Badge
A Victorian Home Counties Reserve Regiment officer's gilt collar badge . In good condition complete with two original lugs. Circa 3.5cm tall and 4cm wide.
Code: 58181Price: 20.00 GBP
Transvaal State Boer War Republic White Metal Sweetheart Badge Pin Brooch
A die struck white metal collar badge of the Transvaal Staats Arrtillerie which has been modified to become a sweetheart / OCA pin lapel badge, dating it 1874 to 1901. A motto scroll may have been attached at some point which has been neatly removed. The pin is missing but can be replaced.
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Boer War Vintage Imperial Yeomanry Hospital Bi-Metal Cap Badge
A scarce badge to this Anglo-Boer War cap badge, three dark toned original lugs to the reverse and with four sweat / braising holes to the reverse. Sharp detail, some traces of dried polish otherwise in very good condition. Worn on a rosette on the slouch hat. One of my favourite badges.
K&K, Vol 1, No 1394 refers.
Code: 58112Price: 155.00 GBP
Rare South African Boer War Veterans Enamel and Gilt Lapel Badge with Life Member Panel
Life Member badge. Never seen one with this additional panel before. Worn by a veteran of the 1899 - 1902, 2nd Boer War with original pin fitting for wearing on the lapel. Enamel undamaged and gilt bright (some rubbing to highpoints on waggon). Maker marked Fenwick, Birm ( Birmingham ) to rear. Circa 3cm tall.
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Boer War Royal Northern or Royal Home Counties Reserve Regiment Pouch Badge
An attractive and very scarce bi-metal pouch badge, two part construction, to this war raised unit (the Northern and Home Counties both used the same pattern badge), was intended to enable regular army reservist to volunteer for one year as a second line for UK service with so many regular troops deployed to South Africa. With two original screw posts to the reverse. Victorian Crown. A few spots of verdigris otherwise in very good condition. Circa 5cm tall.
Code: 57937Price: 95.00 GBP
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