10th Royal Hussars / Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Matched Pair of Officer's OSD Bronze Collar Badges
A superb pair, die cast in bronze and of some considerable quality, with two original loops to the reverse of each. 10th Hussars or Wiltshire Yeomanry the 'possibles', but other units you may well advise me of may also have worn these generic Prince of Wales's plumes. Circa 3cms tall.
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2nd & 3rd Volunteer Battalions Northumberland Fusiliers Facing Pair of White Metal Collar Badges
A good facing pair, not an exact match but display well. Worn 1897 - 1908 and potentially by Territorials until 1914.
Col D Wood (2nd Edn) No 256 refers
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3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards) Bi-Metal Cap Badge - Gladman & Norman
A bi-metal die struck cap badge with three expansion / braising / sweat holes to reverse and with original slider correctly marked with a genuine maker's mark in three lines, Gladman & Norman, Spencer Street, Birmingham 18. Touch of verdigris to left tip of coronet otherwise in good condition and scarce.
The 3rd and 6th Dragoon Guards were amalgamated in 1922 to form the 3rd Cara... read more
Victorian White Metal British Volunteer Artillery Forage Cap Badge - Larger Pattern (Grenadier Guards Style)
As worn on the pill box or peaked cap by many Volunteer Artillery Other Ranks across the Kingdom, a white metal grenade with seventeen flames (Grenadier Guards pattern but in white metal) with two original toned loops to the reverse but these have been reinforced or re-secured with lead solder. Circa 4.5cms tall. Lovely item. Circa 1860 - 1902. See also my item 66122 for the smaller pattern.<... read more
WW1 3rd Birmingham ( Pals ) Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment Other Ranks Medium Brass Button - converted to Sweetheart Brooch
Circa 19mm in diameter, shank removed and replaced with brooch pin fitting, back-marked JR Gaunt Ld, London. Dated 1914 to front. Gilded finish, slight wear but detail very good; pin clasp functional.
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Royal Scots Officers Silver Plated and Gilt Mounted Mess Dress Button
Circa 16mm in diameter, fixed shank (slightly bent over) and maker marked Jennens & Co, London. Slight polishing to highpoints but a lovely early button.
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WW1 Indian Army - 87th Punjabis Regiment Officer's Silver Plated and Gilt Mounted Mess Dress / Cap Button
Circa 14mm in diameter, fixed shank (solder repair) and marked "special quality" to reverse but this is now almost impossible to read due to lead solder stain. Some polishing to highpoints and loss of detail to writing in circlet but a scarce button. Pre 1922.
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The Third Guards Club (Scots Guards) Mufti Blazer / Hunt Button
A scarce semi flat button with floating shank and maker marked Pitt & Co London. Circa 15mm in diameter. First one ever encountered.
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Volunteer Medical Staff Corps (VMSC) White Metal Collar Badge
A scarce white metal collar badge for the Volunteer Medical Staff Corps Infantry Bearer Company, with two original black toned lugs to the reverse. Circa 1884 - 1902. In very good condition.
The Volunteer Corps had been authorised by the War Office on 12 May 1859, with each Volunteer Rifle Companies having a section of stretcher bearers. However, in 1884 the Volunteer Medical... read more
North Staffordshire Regiment Silver Plated Volunteer Battalion Officer's Collar Badge
Silver plated with two original silvered loops to the reverse. Circa 4cms wide and 2.3cms tall. In very good condition.
Churchill claims that the Volunteer Battalions initially wore the plain knot in white metal before adopting a more ornate pattern with the Prince of Wales Plumes superimposed over the knot. See page 248.
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