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6th Battalion Royal Hamphsire Regiment ( 383 A/Tk Regiment RA ( TA)) White Metal Cap Badge - Firmin

As worn from 1947 by the Royal Artillery version of the Regiment with the Hampshire scroll discarded and all in white metal. A fine badge in very good condition and original slider stamped correctly with the manufacturer's details, Firmin London.

Gaylor page 66 refers / Plate 21.


Code: 58852Price: 32.00 GBP

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5th Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers ( SWB ) Hallmarked Silver Competition Shooting Tea Spoon

A lovely item with V5B to front and SWB stamped to rear. 5th VB SWB HQ at Newtown. Good sharp hallmarks for Sheffield 1907 (Date Letter P). In very good condition.


Code: 58805Price: 30.00 GBP

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Scarce 1860 Robin Hood Rifles Volunteers original Special Pattern Whistle Boss and Cased Whistle with Chain ( Nottingham )

An extremely attractive arts and crafts style white metal voided whistle boss as worn on the pouch belt, the quality of this item suggests it is officer's issue and possibly silver plated. A very attractive untampered with item. Whistle still makes a nice toot too!


Code: 58752Price: 125.00 GBP

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20th Middlesex ( Euston Square ) Rifle Volunteer Corps OR's helmet plate circa 1878-80 - The Railway Rifles

A good scarce die-stamped white metal example. Crowned star bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed 20th Middlesex Rifles; Royal Crest to voided centre. The 20th ( Euston Square ) Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps with two original brass lugs (east and west). Worn only circa 1878-80, as this unit was redesignated as 11th ( Railway ) Corps in 1880. In very good condition (two very slight holes/ gaps of about 1mm, only visible if held up to the light).

In 1859, the 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps ( Railway Rifles) was raised from workers of the London and North Western Railway Company, with HQ at Euston Square. In 1860 it was regimented with 4th Administrative Battalion, but in 1861 quickly became independent of 4th Administrative Battalion, presumably because ot its size. In 1880, it redesignated as 11th ( Railway ) Corps and in 1881 attached to the KRRC as a volunteer battalion, transferring in 1882 transferred to the Middlesex Regt and in 1890 becoming 3rd Volunteer Battalion Royal Fusiliers, which in 1908 became the 1/3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), The County of London Regiment.


Code: 58751Price: 225.00 GBP

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5th West York Militia Officer's Silver Plated Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) - Also of Yorkshire Regiment ( Green Howards ) Interest

A rare, silvered, waist-belt clasp for an officer of The 5th West York Militia with matching benchmarks ( No 1). In excellent condition with some tarnishing. Raised in 1853.

In 1881, the 5th West Yorks Militia became the 3rd Militia Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment ( Green Howards ). See Hayes "The Constitutional Force" p.295).


Code: 58750Price: 245.00 GBP

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2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers other rank's white metal cap badge worn circa 1895 - 1902

Die struck with two original dark toned lugs to the reverse. Circa 3.9cm tall by 2.5cm wide. Light polishing to highlights, some staining to left of grenade flames. Worn on FS cap. Scarce.

Comm FB

Code: 58749Price: 45.00 GBP

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Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers 2 Part Brass Shoulder Title

In good condition with two original hexagonal loops to the reverse of each.

The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) (R MON RE(M)) is the most senior regiment in the British Territorial Army, having given continuous loyal service to the crown since 1539. It is part of the reserve forces, and is the only remaining Militia unit in the British Army. The R Mon RE(M) is the only unit to have two 'Royal' prefixes in its title.

Westlake No 523 and Page 43 refer.


Code: 58639Price:

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1st Exeter & South Devon Rifle Volunteers Officers / NCOs Pouch Belt Badge

A large die struck pouch badge with three small flat lugs attachments to the reverse. Blackened silver plate. Letters are sharp and jeweller cut finish. The photos do not do it justice. Slight mark/dent to 'N' in Volunteer, otherwise A1 condition. Circa 10.3cm tall.

The Exeter Corps was founded by the superintendant of the Exminster Lunatic Asylum, Dr ( later Sir ) John Bucknill, and members were essentially drawn from the upper middle classes. The relative exclusive nature of the corps was reflected in the initial outlay of the uniform and weapon, which at Exeter in 1857 was 12 guineas.

To claim an incorporation date of 1852 is worthy of further comment. This particular wave of volunteering was occasioned by the Louis Napoleon coup of December 1851. However, a change of administration resulted in applications from other corps being turned down. Exeter was the exception and on the grounds that it appeared like a an area of exceptional risk of invasion. The corps was accepted by the Home Office on 26th March 1852 - its first officers were commissioned on 4th January 1853 - and it became the premier volunteer unit within the country apart from the Honourable Artillery Company. It was redesignated as 1st Devonshire Rifle Volunteers (Exeter and South Devon) in 1859 and became the 1st Volunteer Battalion The Devonshire Regiment on 1st November 1885. This plate continued in use until 1901.


Code: 58569Price: 250.00 GBP

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1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s Pouch Belt Plate circa 1860s

An exceptional and scarce 1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860s. A very fine die-stamped gilt example (most probably silver gilt). Within a wreath of oak, 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 oak wreath, a scroll inscribed “Forward”. Four screw posts to reverse. Excellent condition - the gilt is literally quite brilliant. Circa 9.5cm tall by 7.5cm wide. Ex Hugh King Collection. Stunning.

Code: 58533Price: 325.00 GBP

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14th Middlesex ( Inns of Court ) Volunteer Rifle Corps ( VRC ) Gilt Cap Badge, circa 1905 - 1908

Two original lugs to reverse. Note the initials VRC. Often found blackened, but this has always been gilt. Scarce Badge. In very good condition, worn circa 1905-08 only.

It bears the four shields of the Inns within laurel wreath bearing a four part scroll `South Africa 1900 1901` with scroll across the base inscribed `Inns of Court VRC`.

Code: 58531Price: 45.00 GBP

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