WEDNESDAY 4th MARCH 2009

BADGES, HELMET PLATES, SHOULDER BELT PLATES

Many lots are photographed in the catalogue which
is now lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout

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1     The Royal West Kent Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A very fine gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the black velvet centre mounted with silver White Horse of Kent on “Invicta” scroll surmounted by “Quo fas et gloria ducunt” scroll. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Royal West Kent Regiment” . Three loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
2     Georgian Officer’s 1796-1830 Universal Pattern gorget.
A fine example comprising a rich fire 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. GC (£300 - £400)
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.
3     Royal Berkshire Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1885-1901.
A good scarce gilt example by J & Co. (Jennens) of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with the Stag and Oak in silver set on a crimson velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll inscribed “Royal Berkshire Regiment”. Three loops to reverse. Minor wear to gilt. GC (KK 263) (£200 - £300)
4     Royal Dock Yard Battalion Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1847-57.
An exceptionally fine and rare gilt example. Mounted on a rectangular plate with raised rope edge, a crowned oak wreath set on crossed Union and Lord High Admiral’s flags. Within the wreath, a fouled anchor on a lined ground. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop an old replacement. VGC (£200 - £400)
Royal Dock Yard Battalions 1847-57.
5     Scottish. Black Watch Victorian Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1881-1901.
A splendid scarce example by R & HB Kirkwood, 66 & 68 Thistle St. Edinburgh and bearing their thistle logo to reverse. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with raised burnished edges; mounted on the plate, a facetted silver Star of the Order of the Thistle; mounted on the Star, a gilt thistle wreath, within the wreath a Crowned oval bearing the motto of the Order of the Thistle (Lacesset). To the centre, St. Andrew and the Cross in silver, below the wreath, a gilt Sphinx. To the left of the Crown, a silver scroll inscribed “The Royal”; to the right, another inscribed “Highlanders”. To the left of the Sphinx, a silver scroll inscribed “Black”; to the right, another inscribed “Watch”. Reverse retains original fixings comprising two hooks and two studs. VGC (£400 - £500)
6     Indian Army. 34th Bengal Native Infantry pre 1857 Officer’s shoulder belt plate.
A very fine and exceedingly rare example. Burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver strap “Native Infantry” with “34” to centre. Reverse retains original fixings, comprising two hooks at the top and two studs at the bottom and complete with leather liner. VGC (£800 - £1,000)
On 29th March, 1857 at Barrackpore, Mangal Pandey, a Hindu Sepoy of the 34th NI, tried to raise up his fellows against their British Officers over the new Metford-Pritchitt cartridges (for the newly introduced Enfield rifle) treated with animal grease. He attacked the Adjutant, Lieutenant Baugh and another Officer. General Hearsey heard the attack and ordered Pandey’s comrades to arrest him, only one went to do so. Pandey attempted to shoot himself but failed. Court-martialled 6th April and he was hanged 8th April. The regiment was disbanded and ignobly stripped of their uniforms thus further provoking great resentment towards the HEIC and fuelling the flames which started the Mutiny. Ex Hugh King Collection
7     Army Service Corps Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878.
A fine and scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with gilt “ASC” cypher on a black patent leather ground. Three (pinched) loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
8     Army Service Corps Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-14.
A fine gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with silver “ASC” cypher on a black velvet ground. Three loops to reverse. VGC (KK 983) (£150 - £250)
9     Army Service Corps Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1902-14.
A fine seeded gilt rectangular plate, with burnished edges, mounted with silver star bearing gilt mount of crowned wreath and Garter. Silver “ASC” cypher to central black patent leather ground. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. Generally VGC. (£40 - £60)
10     PWO Yorkshire Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1911-14.
A fine and scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with a silver Dannebrog device inscribed 1875 and “Alexandra” set on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver rose and multipart scroll inscribed “The Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regt.”. Three (bent) loops to reverse. A little wear to gilt. GC (KK 236) (£200 - £300)
11     3rd or Royal Westminster, Middlesex (Light Infantry) Militia, Officer’s helmet plate 1878-1881.
A very fine and scarce multi-part example in silver plate. A crowned eight pointed star with laurel sprays and central circle, “3rd or Royal Westminster Middlesex”, in the centre on a ground of yellow velvet a strung bugle horn over a shield, per pale, Westminster and Middlesex. across the base of the laurels a scroll, “Mediterranean”. Three loops to reverse. (£300 - £400)
HQ. Turnham Green. granted the honour Mediterranean for services during the Crimean War. In 1881 became the 3rd Battalion The Royal Fusiliers.

This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1173 in “Headdress Badges of the British Army”.
Hugh King Collection.
12     3rd West York Militia, Officer’s helmet plate 1878-1881.
A very fine and rare example, being a crowned eight-pointed star back plate in silver plate, mounted with laurel sprays in rose gilt, these enclose a circle, “Third West York” in lemon gilt, in the centre on a ground of black velvet a strung bugle horn with a rose within the strings, these in lemon and rose gilt respectively. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (£250 - £350)
HQ. Pontefract, in 1881 became the 3rd Battalion The York and Lancaster Regiment.

Note. This rather curious assortment of “coloured” metals is consistent with an example in the Castle Museum, York. The 1861 and 1869 pattern shako plates also displayed these variances.
13     34th Yorkshire, West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps (Saddleworth), Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-95.
An extremely rare example in silver plate, a crowned star pattern back plate mounted with laurel sprays and central circle, “God And Fatherland” “Saddleworth”, in the centre on a ground of black velvet a strung bugle horn. Three loops to reverse. Evidence of the back plate having had prior use. VGC. (£300 - £400)
Raised in 1860 at Saddleworth (Lancashire side of the Penines) the corps became one of battalion strength by the mid 1860’s. Though nominally forming part of the 5th Administrative Battalion, Yorkshire, West Riding RVC and later on the 2nd Volunteer Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), the corps seemingly continued as a separate body until disbandment in the mid 1890’s.
14     5th VB Devonshire Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-08.
A very fine and scarce silver plated example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with Exeter Castle and “Semper fidelis” scroll on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Devonshire Regiment” with supplementary scroll below “5th Volunteer Battalion”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£300 - £400)
4th Admin Bn. Devonshire RV consolidated as 9th Corps in 1880; changed to 5th shortly afterwards; became 5th (Haytor) VB in November 1885. HQ at Haytor.
15     The Royal West Kent Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-14.
A good gilt example by J & Co. (Jennens) of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the black velvet centre mounted with silver White Horse of Kent on “Invicta” scroll surmounted by “Quo fas et gloria ducunt” scroll. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Royal West Kent Regiment” . Three loops to reverse. Minor wear to gilt. Near VGC. (£200 - £300)
16     1st VB Royal West Kent Officer’s helmet plate circa 1902-08.
A fine and scarce silvered example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with the White Horse of Kent and mottoes 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” . Three loops to reverse which retains oval tablet of Hobson & Sons, 1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, London W. VGC (£300 - £400)
HQ at Tunbridge.
17     4th VB Royal West Kent Officer’s helmet plate circa 1900-01.
A fine and very scarce short lived silvered example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with the White Horse of Kent and mottoes 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 “4th Volunteer Battalion” . Three loops to reverse, one AF. Generally VGC. (£300 - £400)
Raised 27th April 1900 with HQ at Chatham.
18     97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot, Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-81.
A fine and scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with gilt numerals “97” on a black leather ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “Que Fas et Gloria Ducunt”. Three loops to reverse. A little wear to gilt otherwise GC. (£300 - £400)
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.
19     1st VB Northumberland Fusiliers Officer’s helmet plate circa 1893-1901.
A fine and silver plated example of crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; to the centre, St. George and the Dragon with “Quo Fata Vocant” on black velvet ground. On the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “The Northumberland Fusiliers” with supplementary scroll below “1st Volunteer Battalion”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£300 - £400)
HQ at Hexham. The Battalion wore light grey cloth Home Service Pattern helmets.
20     Scottish. 1st (The Royal) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A scarce good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numeral “1”. Original loops absent, one replacement remains otherwise VGC. (£80 - £120)
21     2nd (Queen’s Royal) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A scarce example to this regiment in die-stamped gilding metal. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numeral “2”. Two replacement loops to reverse, top perarl absent. GC (£50 - £75)
22     4th (King’s Own Royal) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numeral, “4”. Two loops to reverse. Some verdigris to reverse. GC (£30 - £50)
23     9th (East Norfolk) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped brass example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numeral “9”. One loop absent. GC (£40 - £60)
24     16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Standard crown, laurels and Garter with stencilled numerals, “16”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£30 - £50)
25     Welsh. 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. A very scarce example to this regiment. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “24”. One fastener replaced. VGC. (£200 - £300)
26     Scottish. 26th (Cameronian) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality scarce die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “26”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
27     28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Standard crown, laurels and Garter with stencilled numerals, “28”. Two loops to reverse. GC (£40 - £60)
28     29th (Worcestershire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality scarce example to this regiment in die-stamped gilding metal. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “29”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
29     30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate, 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals“30”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£30 - £50)
30     37th (North Hampshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “37”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
31     48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “48”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
32     51st (2nd Yorkshire, West Riding, King’s Own Light Infantry), OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality scarce die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “51”. Two loops to reverse. Reverse of orb strengthened. GC (£80 - £120)
33     52nd (Oxfordshire Light Infantry), OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “52”. Fasteners replaced with using excess solder. (£30 - £40)
34     53rd (Shropshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “53”. Two loops to reverse. Orb reaffixed. GC (£30 - £40)
35     67th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (Worsley), OR’s shako plate circa 1869-78.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example of standard crown and laurel pattern with central Garter and pierced numerals, “67”. Two loops to reverse. Top pearl absent. GC (£120 - £170)
Formed in 1860 and becoming part of the 4th Administrative Battalion Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps. This unit was consolidated as the 4th (Manchester) Lancashire RVC and became the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Manchester Regiment in 1888.
36     69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate, 1869-78.
A good scarce die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “69”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
37     77th (East Middlesex) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “77’. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£30 - £50)
38     80th (Staffordshire Volunteers) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Standard crown, laurels and Garter with stencilled numerals, “80”. Two loops, splayed outward, to reverse. GC (£60 - £80)
39     84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment, OR’s shako plate, 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “84”. Two loops to reverse. GC (£40 - £60)
40     Irish. 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A very scarce die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “88”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
41     96th Regiment of Foot, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “96”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£40 - £60)
42     98th Regiment of Foot, OR’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good die-stamped brass example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “98”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
43     Scottish. 99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment, OR’s shako plate, 1869-78.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “99”. Two thin loops to reverse. VGC. (£40 - £60)
44     3rd (Militia) Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment Victorian helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A good die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet inscribed “Dorsetshire”; “Gibraltar” scroll, Castle & Key and “Primus in Indis” scroll to centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£50 - £75)
Originally raised 27th August 1758 at Dorchester. Became the 3rd Bn. of the Dorsetshire Regt. on 1st July 1881.
45     2nd Bn. 1st Gurkha Light Infantry Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1886-91.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped lightly silvered example. Crowned five pointed star superimposed on a disc bearing honours between the star rays “Bhurtpore Aliwal Sobraon Afghanistan”. Mounted on the star, a circlet “Goorkha Light Infantry” with “1” entwined with “2” within a triangle formed by three kukris to centre. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£400 - £500)
Became 1st Prince of Wales’s Own Gurkha Rifles in 1906 when he visited India, then 1st King George’s Own Gurkha Rifles when he ascended the throne upon Edward VII’s death in 1910.
46     The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), 3rd Volunteer Battalion, OR’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901.
A fine quality and scarce example in white metal, a crowned eight pointed star and laurel back plate with an applied circular centre, this with “West Riding” and and laurel sprays on the circle and the crest of the Wellesley family in the centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
HQ. Skipton-in-Craven. For the other ranks only the later cap badge bore a distinctive title.
47     Royal South Lincoln Militia OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81.
A good scarce die-stamped white metal example. Within a crowned strap “Royal South Lincoln Regt. of Militia”, the crest of Earl Brownlow. Two loops to reverse. GC (KK 1182) (£100 - £150)
Raised 17th July 1759 at Boston, later redesignated Royal South Lincoln Militia at Sleaford. Became 4th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. on 1st July 1881. This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1182 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
48     South African. Umzimkulu Mounted Rifles helmet plate circa 1884-88.
A fine and rare die-stamped white metal example. Crowned floreated “UMR” cypher. Three loops (pinched) to reverse. VGC (Owen 433) (£200 - £400)
Umzimkulu Mounted Rifles 1884-88. Originally part of the Alexandra Mounted Rifles. CO Major H.T. Bru-de-Wald.
49     Irish. Royal Meath Militia OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-81.
A fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example. Crowned Tara brooch, the upper part inscribed “Royal Meath”. Two loops to reverse. Pristine. (KK 1294) (£200 - £300)
Headquarters at Limerick, became 5th Bn. Leinster Regiment 1st July 1881
50     Royal Cornwall Rangers Militia, OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-1881.
A fine and very rare example in die-stamped brass, being the Royal Ducal coronet over a strap, “Royal Cornwall Rangers”, in the centre the county shield with a tri-part scroll below, “One And All”. Two loops to reverse. (KK 1219). VGC.

(£150 - £200)
HQ. Bodmin, in 1881 became the 3rd Battalion The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1219 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
51     Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons Victorian Officer’s waist belt plate.
A very fine large example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate with burnished edges mounted with silver oak wreath in which rests the Castle of Inniskilling on an oval tablet “VI”. Across the base of the wreath, a bi-part scroll “Inniskilling Dragoons”. Fixed and detachable both present. VGC (£80 - £120)
52     Indian Army. Submedical Department, Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1876-1901.
An extremely fine and rare die-stamped fire-gilt example, a crowned circular strap, “Submedical Department”, in the voided centre a script capitals cypher, “VRI”. Three screw post fasteners. VGC. (£80 - £120)
53     Irish. Royal Ulster Rifles Officer’s 1934 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate.
A very fine example by JRG&S (JR Gaunt, London) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Shamrock wreath bearing battle honours and 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” with a scroll inscribed “South Africa 1899-1902” below. At the base of the wreath a strung bugle with a scroll resting on the strings inscribed “Royal Irish Rifles”. Four screw posts to reverse and complete with backing plate. VGC (£250 - £400)
Regiment continued to wear “Royal Irish Rifles” on their pouch belt plate long after the title altered to “Ulster” in 1920.
54     Irish. 34th North Cork Militia Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1794-1820.
An fine and extremely rare unmarked silver example. Oval plate with silver mounts comprising, a crowned strap “North Cork” enclosing the precedence number “34”. The reverse with two hooks and two studs. Very minor dents to part of the rim otherwise VGC. (£800 - £1,200)
Raised in September 1793 at Fermoy as North Cork Militia; redesignated North Cork Rifles 1852; became 9th Bn. KRRC on Friday 1st July 1881. The 34 precedence number was drawn in 1794.
55     South African. Prince Alfred’s Own Cape Volunteer Artillery plate circa 1870-99.
A good scarce die-stamped white metal example. Cape Arms with scroll below inscribed “26 August 1857”. Below the scroll, a gun resting on a scroll “P.A.O.C.V. Artillery”. Three loops to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
Cape Town Volunteer Artillery formed at the Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town 26th August 1857, thus the oldest volunteer artillery unit in the world after the HAC. Its first commanding officer was a Portuguese nobleman, Major Chevalier Alfredo Duprat. During the Royal Visit of HRH Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh in 1867, the Prince was most impressed by the regiment and he decreed the unit should carry the additional title “Prince Alfred’s Own”. Unusually for an artillery unit, it was presented with a King’s Colour in 1904.
56     Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Boer War Officer’s 1899 hallmarked silver cap badge.
A very fine example by J & Co (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Strung bugle surmounted by the Coronet resting on a scroll inscribed “Cornwall”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
57     Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1917 hallmarked silver Officer’s cap badge.
A fine die-cast example by JRG&S (Gaunt & Son) bearing Birmingham hallmarks on the bell of the strung bugle. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
58     The Prince Albert’s (Somersetshire Light Infantry) hallmarked silver Officer’s cap badge.
A fine WW1 period die-cast example by B & P (Bent & Parker) bearing Birmingham hallmarks on reverse of scroll (date letter stamped off scroll). Bugle strung from mural crown surmounted by “Jellalabad” scroll’ “PA” between the strings. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£60 - £80)
59     Suffolk Regiment Officer’s 1919 hallmarked silver cap badge.
A good die-cast example by B & P (Bent and Parker) with Birmingham hallmarks to reverse. Within an oak wreath, a crowned circlet inscribed “Montis insignia calpe”; to the centre, a “Gibraltar” scroll over three tower Castle and Key; across the base of the wreath, a tri-part scroll inscribed “The Suffolk Regt”. Two loops (slightly pinched) to reverse. VGC (£80 - £100)
60     The Royal Sussex Regiment. Officer’s 1947 hallmarked silver cap badge.
A fine example by JRG&S (JR Gaunt and Sons) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Red and blue enamelled Garter Star mounted on Roussillon plume which curves forward over the top. Tri-part scroll beneath inscribed “The Royal Sussex Regt”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
61     Welsh. South Wales Borderers 1918 hallmarked silver Officer’s cap badge.
A good large pattern die-cast example by JRG&S (JR Gaunt and Sons) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Wreath of immortelles enclosing the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”; the letters “SWB” across the base of the wreath. Loop and blade fixings to reverse. Minor service wear, generally VGC. (£80 - £120)
Wreath of immortelles ordered to be borne on the staff of the Queen’s Colour of both battalions to commemorate the devoted gallantry of Lieutenants Melville and Coghill in saving the Colour from the Zulu enemy after the Battle of Isandhlwana and as her tribute to the gallant defence of Rorke’s Drift.
62     6th Gurkha Rifles Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1957-60.
A good die-stamped silvered example. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Crown which rests on a tablet inscribed “Sara Bair”. Within the wreath a Maltese cross, lions between the angles, with ”Gurkha Rifles” circlet to centre. Within the circlet crossed kukris with “6” below. The Regiment’s battle honours adorn the laurel wreath. Retains backing plate. Four screw posts to reverse. Some wear to plating. (£50 - £100)
63     7th Gurkha Rifles EIIR Officer’s pouch belt circa 1959-86.
A good die-stamped silvered example. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a “Ctesiphon” tablet, a Maltese cross with lions between the angles; to the centre within a circlet “Gurkha Rifles”, crossed upright kukris with “7” between the blades. The Regiment’s battle honours adorn the laurel wreath. Four screw posts to reverse and complete with backing plate. VGC (£50 - £100)
64     7th Gurkha Rifles EIIR Officer’s pouch belt circa 1986-94.
A good die-cast silvered example. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a “Ctesiphon” tablet, a Maltese cross with lions between the angles; to the centre crossed upright kukris with the Cypher of the Duke of Edinburgh over “7” between the blades. The Regiment’s battle honours adorn the laurel wreath. Four screw posts to reverse and complete with backing plate. VGC (£50 - £100)
65     7th Gurkha Rifles piper’s plaid brooch circa 1986-94.
A good die-cast silvered example by the London Badge & Button Co. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a blank tablet, a Maltese cross with lions between the angles; to the centre crossed upright kukris with “7” between the blades. Stout pin to reverse of backing plate. Pristine (£50 - £100)
66     Indian Army. 25th Bombay Light Infantry pre 1903 helmet badge.
A fine and scarce die-stamped brass example. Crowned five pointed star bearing circlet inscribed “Central India, Abyssinia, Meanee, Hyderabad”, to the centre a strung bugle with “25” between the strings. Scroll beneath the star inscribed “Bombay Light Infantry”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
Originally formed as 1st Extra Battalion of Bombay Native Infantry in 1820; redesignated 25th Regiment of Bombay Native (Light) Infantry in 1826; various slight changes to title until 1903 when redesignated 125th Napier’s Rifles; 5th (Napier's) Bn. 6th Rajputana Rifles in 1922.
67     Indian Army, 4th Bengal Cavalry post 1861 Officer’s sabretache ornament.
A good scarce example. Copper laurel wreath (originally gilt) surmounted by a lion standing on a torse. Within the wreath, “IV” over “BC” cypher resting on a scroll inscribed “Scinde”. Across the base of the wreath, a short scroll inscribed “1844”. Four replacement screw posts to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
Raised in 1838 as the Cavalry Regt. of the Oudh Auxiliary Force, became 6th Bengal Irregular Cavalry in 1840 and 4th Bengal Cavalry in 1861. In 1890 they became the 4th Bengal Lancers, 4th Lancers in 1903 and known as 4th Cavalry during the war; in 1922 absorbed by 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse).
68     Indian Army. Surma Valley Light Horse Officer’s sabretache ornament.
A good scarce cast silvered example. Crowned SVLH cypher resting on a “Non Sibi Sed Patriae” scroll. Three short screw posts to reverse. GC (£250 - £300)
Formed in 1880.
69     Indian Army. Calcutta Volunteer Lancers sabretache ornament circa 1872-81.
A good rare die-cast example comprising silvered crossed lances with “CVL” cypher to centre. Four screw posts to reverse. Plating worn otherwise GC (£150 - £200)
Formed as Calcutta Volunteer Lancers 22nd August 1872; reconstituted as Calcutta Mounted Volunteer Rifles 07.10.81; designated Calcutta Mounted Rifles 01.10.86 and Calcutta Light Horse 20.05.87. Blue uniform with white facings. Hon. Colonel, the Viceroy of India.
70     Indian Army. 98th Infantry Officer’s helmet plate circa 1903-22.
A very fine and scarce unmarked silver example. Mounted on an eight pointed star, a crowned circlet inscribed “Indian Army Infantry” with “98” to centre. Single screw post to reverse. VGC (as Cox 2528) (£150 - £200)
Became 4th Bn 19th Hyderabad Regt. in 1922.
71     Indian Army. The Prince of Wales’ Own Grenadiers Officer’s helmet plate circa 1903-10.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped gilt example. The ball mounted with pierced circlet inscribed “The Prince of Wales’ Own Grenadiers”; silvered Sphinx on “Egypt” tablet to centre on a blue ground. The flames mounted with silvered Prince of Wales’ plumes. Two long screw posts to reverse. Generally VGC (£300 - £500)
72     Indian Army. 89th Punjabis Officer’s 1905 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped example by H & S bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Crowned interlinked Sikh quoit and crescent superimposed on crossed regimental and King’s colours. Below the quoit, a scroll inscribed “89th Punjabis”. Four screw posts to reverse VGC. (£200 - £300)
73     13th (County of London) Bn. The London Regiment (Kensington), post 1908 Officer’s helmet plate.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and mounted with a circlet inscribed “Kensington 13th County of London”; within the circlet, gilt post 1901 Arms of Kensington on crimson velvet ground. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a gilt scroll inscribed “South Africa 1900-02”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
HQ at Iverna Gardens, Kensington
74     South African. Northern Rifles Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1905-07.
A fine and scarce die-stamped lightly silvered example. Crowned Maltese cross with ball finals to the tips and lions between the arms, resting on scroll “The Northern Rifles”. To the centre, within a circlet “Transvaal Volunteers”. a curled bugle horn with “NR” in the curl. Five screw posts to reverse. VGC (Owen 565) (£200 - £300)
75     19th (County of London) Bn. The London Regiment (St. Pancras), post 1908 Officer’s helmet plate.
A very fine and scarce die-cast gilt example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and mounted with a circlet inscribed “XIX County of London St. Pancras”; within the circlet, silver Arms of St. Pancras on a dark green velvet ground. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver scroll inscribed “South Africa 1900-02”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£300 - £400)
HQ at 79 High Street, Camden Town.
76     Irish. The Royal Munster Fusiliers, Officer’s binocular case ornament circa 1881-1900.
A very fine and rare example, being a large gilt fused grenade mounted with a silver Royal Tiger. Two screw posts to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
77     Canadian. Grenadier Guards of Canada Pouch badge, late 19th century.
An unfinished example being a large die-stamped coppered brass fused grenade mounted with a small Victorian period Royal Crest. Two screw post fasteners. GC. (£30 - £50)
78     9th (County of London) Bn. The London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) Officer’s circa 1908-22.
A fine scarce die-stamped silver plated example being a Maltese cross surmounted by a crown on a “South Africa 1900-2” tablet; mounted on the cross a circlet “Queen Victoria’s”; St. George and Dragon to centre. Three screw posts to reverse which bears oval Hobson & Sons, 1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, London W tablet. VGC (£150 - £200)
HQ at 56 Davies St. Berkeley Square.
79     4th VB Essex Regiment Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1883-1901.
A fine scarce die-stamped silver plated example. Crowned Maltese cross, with lions between the arms, bearing circlet “4th Volunteer Battalion Essex Regt.”; County Arms to centre on domed burnished ground. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
HQ at Leyton.
80     The Wiltshire Regiment, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, OR’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901.
A good quality die-stamped white metal example being a crowned Bath style cross, in the centre a circle, “Wilts Regt. 2nd Volr. Battn.”. This encloses a cross pattee bearing the coronet and cypher “AA”. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (£100 - £150)
HQ. Chippenham.
81     2nd Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1880-87.
A fine and scarce silvered example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and strap “2nd Nottinghamshire R.V.”, the centre with Arms of Nottingham. Three loops to reverse. VGC. Three loops (pinched) to reverse. GC (£200 - £300)
HQ at East Retford. Redesignated 4th (Nottingham) VB Sherwood Foresters in 1887; its HQ moved to Newark in 1890.
82     1st VB Leicestershire Regiment Edwardian Officer’s helmet plate circa 1905-08.
An exceptionally fine and scarce short lived example with circular JR Gaunt & Son, London plaque to reverse. Silvered crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter; within the Garter, in gilt, the Tiger surmounted by a scroll inscribed “South Africa 1900-02” set on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied gilt tri-part scroll inscribed “1st VB Leicestershire Regiment”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£300 - £400)
HQ at Leicester.
83     2nd VB Oxfordshire Light Infantry Officer’s helmet plate circa 1887-1901.
A fine and scarce silvered example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with strung bugle on a replacement brown cloth ground . To the base of the wreath, an applied tri-part scroll “The Oxfordshire Lt. Infy.” with supplementary scroll below inscribed “2nd Volunteer Battalion”. Three loops to the reverse which bears Hobson & Sons, 1, 3 & 5 Lexington St, London W. oval tablet. VGC (£250 - £350)
2nd Oxfordshire RVC became a VB of the Oxfordshire LI on 1st July 1881 and were redesignated as 2nd VB in December 1887.
84     Scots Guards attributed Officer’s 1905 hallmarked silver forage cap star.
A good die-cast example by JWB & Co. bearing London hallmarks. Cut silver Star of the Order of the Thistle mounted with gilt motto; to the centre, the Thistle on a rich green translucent enamel ground. Two long loops to reverse which is engraved “B.L.F.”. Gilt worn and central highpoints polished. GC (£80 - £120)
Bolton Littledale Fletcher born at Allerton, Liverpool 13th October 1886, son of Alfred and Edith Fletcher. Baptised 3.7.87 at All Hallows Church, Allerton. 2nd Lieut. Scots Guars on probation 10.2.1906, substantiated 1.8.08. Extra ADC to Governor South Australia Admiral Sir DH Bosenquet from 10.7.10, restored to Establishment 10.9.14 and joined the Naval Brigade on expedition to Antwerp 4.10.14 and was interned in Holland 9.1014 remaining a POW until 12.11.18 . Promoted Captain 28.1.15 and granted rank of Major 1919.
85     Gordon Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s plaid brooch.
A very fine unmarked example. Burnished silvered quoit mounted with silver 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 (£200 - £300)
86     Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons) Officer’s charger’s ear boss.
Gilt brass disc mounted with nickel silver Eagle on Waterloo tablet. Single flat loop to reverse. A little polishing to highpoints. GC (£40 - £60)
The eagle, authorised 13th March 1838, commemorates the capture of the French standard of the 45th Veteran Regiment of the Line at Waterloo by Sgt Charles Ewart .
87     Royal Scots Fusiliers Victorian Officer’s fur cap grenade circa 1881-1901.
A fine and scarce example. Gilt flaming grenade with Royal Arms in gilt mounted to the ball. Reverse retains both original screw posts. VGC (KK 932) (£200 - £300)
88     Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Officer’s or Senior NCO’s plaid brooch.
A good scarce silver plated example. Plain quoit with engraved narrow border mounted with heavy thistle wreath in turn mounted by glengarry badge device viz a Mullet above strung bugle set within a wreath of thistles. Stout pin to reverse . VGC (£200 - £300)
89     Scottish. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s plaid brooch.
A good silver plated example. 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. VGC (£150 - £200)
90     Scottish. QO Cameron Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s plaid brooch.
A fine unmarked silver example by Marshall & Aitken. High relief thistle wreath encircling two scrolls inscribed “Peninsula” and “Waterloo”. Between the scrolls, the Sphinx resting on “Egypt” tablet. Stout pin to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
91     Scottish. Gordon Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s silver glengarry badge.
A very fine heavy die-cast unmarked example. 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). Original stout pin to reverse. VGC (£75 - £100)
92     Scottish. The King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Officer’s shoulder belt plate post 1902.
A fine quality example, the rectangular burnished gilt back plate with silver plated mounts comprising St. Andrew’s Cross, the Royal Crest over a scroll, “In Veritate Religionis Confido”. In the centre a circlet, “King’s Own Scottish Borderers” overlaid with Edinburgh Castle; a scroll below the circle, “Nisi Dominus Frustra”. Reverse retains original fixings, comprising two hooks at the top and two studs at the bottom. VGC (£250 - £350)
93     Scottish. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1915 hallmarked silver glengarry badge
A fine heavy die-cast example by B & P (Bent & Parker) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Within a thistle wreath in high relief, a circlet inscribed “Argyll & Sutherland”; to the centre, a Boar’s head, the Cat and the Coronet and Cypher of Princess Louise, the Coronet set on the circlet. Two stout loops to reverse. A little polishing to highpoints. Toned. GC (£150 - £200)
Under Cardwell’s reforms, on Friday 1st July 1881, the 91st (Princess Louise’s Argyllshire Highlanders) under Lt.Col. Alexander Cunningham Bruce and the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) under Lt.Col. Ewan Henry Davidson Macpherson became 1st and 2nd Battalions respectively of The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.
94     Scottish. Cameron Highlanders Officer’s silver glengarry badge.
A very fine die-cast unmarked example. Resting in a thistle wreath, St. Andrew and the Cross; cross the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “Cameron”. Original stout pin to reverse. VGC (£80 - £120)
95     South African / Scottish. Kimberley Scots Rifle Volunteers waist belt clasp.
A fine and scarce nickel example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Kimberley Scots R.V.”; centre bearing St. Andrew and Cross on tri-part scroll “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit”. Universal pattern rococo ends. VGC (£200 - £400)
96     Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons pre 1922 NCO’s silver plated arm badge.
A good scarce example of hollow construction. Castle of Inniskilling with St. George’s Colours flying, resting on “Inniskilling” scroll. Flat backplate retaining three loops. VGC (£150 - £200)
97     3rd VB Prince Albert’s (Somersetshire Light Infantry), Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1881-1901.
A fine and scarce silvered example. Circlet inscribed “The Prince Albert’s” with “3rd Volr. Battn.”. The seeded centre, mounted with a bugle strung from a mural crown. Universal pattern rococo ends. VGC (£150 - £200)
HQ at Weston-super-Mare
98     13th Hussars Officer’s charger’s ear boss.
A good circular gilt brass example with fluted rim. Mounted to the centre, within a circlet inscribed “Pro patria conamur”, a silver “H” superimposed on “XVIII” . Four blades to reverse. Generally VGC (£40 - £60)
99     13th Hussars Officer’s charger’s bit boss circa 1902-22.
A good circular gilt brass example. Crowned circlet inscribed “Pro patria conamur”. Mounted to the centre a silver “H” superimposed on “XVIII”. Two rivets to reverse. Generally VGC (£40 - £60)
100     13th Hussars Officer’s charger’s stirrup slide circa 1902-22.
A good gilt brass example bearing dome mounted with a silver “H” superimposed on “XVIII” surmounted by crowned bi-part scroll inscribed “Pro patria conamur”. Small fracture to overlay otherwise GC. (£40 - £60)
101     Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons Officer’s charger’s breast badge circa 1902-22.
A good scarce die-cast gilt metal example comprising a crowned strap “Inniskilling Dragoons ”; to the centre, silvered Castle of Inniskilling. Four blades to reverse, mounted on original triangular brown leather breastplate. Castle polished. (£60 - £100)
102     Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons pre 1922 Officer’s charger’s ear boss.
A good scarce die-cast gilt metal disc mounted with silvered Castle of Inniskilling on “Inniskilling” scroll. Single flat loop to reverse. GC (£40 - £60)
103     Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons Officer’s charger’s stirrup slide.
Irish. A good scarce die-cast gilt metal example arched top and bottom. Central dome mounted with silvered Castle of Inniskilling with “VI” shield below. GC (£50 - £75)
104     16th (Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78.
A fine die-stamped rich gilt example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded gilt centre pierced with the numerals “16”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
105     50th (or the Queen’s Own) Regiment, Officer’s shako plate circa 1861-69.
A fine and scarce die-stamped gilt example of crowned star pattern mounted with the Garter, the seeded gilt centre pierced with the numerals, “50”. Two loops to reverse. Top pearl on crown absent otherwise VGC. (£200 - £300)
106     97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment of Foot, Officer’s shako plate circa 1869-78.
An exceptionally fine and scarce die-stamped rich gilt example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded gilt centre pierced with the numerals, “97”; across the base of the scroll, a tri-part scroll “Que Fas et Gloria Ducunt”. Two loops to reverse. Excellent (£200 - £300)
107     2nd VB Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1887-1901.
A fine and rare silvered example of special pattern by Hobson & Sons, Lexington St, London W. Mounted on a circular plate, a crowned Maltese cross in silver with applied oak wreath bearing scrolls inscribed “Sherwood” “Foresters” with “Derbyshire” below the wreath and supplementary scroll beneath “2nd Volunteer Battalion”. To the centre, a silver Stag set on a rich blue translucent enamel ground. Oak leaf ends. VGC (£200 - £300)
108     Irish. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, colour belt or Drum Major’s sash badge (?). circa 1881-1922.
A very fine and rare example being a gilt fused grenade mounted on the ball with silver Royal Tiger, Elephant and scroll, “Spectamur Agendo”. A scroll linked to the ball, “2nd R.D.F.”. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC. (£200 - £300)
109     Royal Scots Greys post 1902 Officer’s bearskin plume holder.
A fine and scarce gilt example. Flaming grenade, the ball mounted with Royal Arms, St.Andrew and “Waterloo”. Reverse with provision for plume and long slider fixing. Gilt worn otherwise GC. (£200 - £300)
110     Scottish. Renfrew Militia Victorian Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-81.
A very fine and scarce silver and gilt example by J & Co (Jennens) with matching bench marks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Renfrew Militia; seeded gilt centre, mounted with silver Prince of Wales’s plumes. Universal pattern rococo ends. VGC (£200 - £300)
HQ. Paisley. 1881 4th Battalion Princess Louise’s (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders).
111     5th Devon Rifle Volunteers Sergeant’s glengarry badge.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silver plated example. Within a crowned strap “Devon Rifle Volunteers”, a floreated numeral “5”. Stout pin to reverse. Generally VGC (£100 - £150)
112     South African. Border Light Horse Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1903-09.
A fine and scarce silvered example. Rectangular plate mounted with crowned antelope resting on tri-part scroll “Border Light Horse”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. Generally VGC (£100 - £150)
Raised 1st January 1903 on the eastern border of the Cape; redesignated Cape Light horse in 1909.
113     3rd VB Royal West Kent OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96.
A good die-stamped white metal example. Crowned circlet “Royal West Kent 3rd Volr. Battn.”, White Horse of Kent and motto scrolls to centre. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£60 - £80)
HQ at Woolwich. 1st April 1908 amalgamated with 2nd VB to become 20th Bn. The London Regiment.
114     1st (Exeter & South Devon) Rifle Volunteers Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1859-1901.
A fine die-stamped silvered example. Rectangular plate, seeded and with raised border, mounted with The Arms of Exeter. Fixed and detachable belt loops present. VGC (£100 - £200)
Originally raised in May 1852, accepted by Horse Guards 23rd September 1959 as 1st Devonshire Rifle Volunteers (Exeter and South Devon). Became 1st VB Devonshire Regiment on 1st November 1885 and the plate continued in use.
115     Dragoon Guards and Heavy Dragoons Officer’s waist belt plate circa 1837-55.
A fine example comprising a large rectangular seeded gilt plate with burnished rim. Mounted on the plate, in silver, an oak leaf wreath; to the centre, a Crowned Royal Cypher; across the bottom of the wreath a scroll inscribed “Dieu et mon Droit”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. VGC (£60 - £80)
116     Middlesex Artillery Volunteers post 1891 Officer’s undress waist belt plate.
A good scarce die-stamped lightly silvered example. Seeded rectangular plate with raised edges bearing crowned circlet “Middlesex Volunteer Artillery” resting in a Union wreath; gun to centre. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. GC (£100 - £150)
117     Scottish. Renfrew Militia (The Prince of Wales’s Royal Regiment), OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-1881.
A very rare die-stamped white metal example being an oval strap, “Royal Renfrew Militia”, in the non voided centre the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Paisley, in 1881 became the 4th Battalion The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
118     3rd VB East Surrey Regiment Officer’s glengarry badge.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silver plated example. Maltese cross surmounted by a crown resting on a tablet inscribed “Surrey”; on the cross, a circlet “East Surrey 3rd Volr. Battn” with eight pointed star to centre bearing the Arms of Guildford. Two of three loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
HQ Kingston-upon-Thames
119     2nd Surrey Rifle Volunteers pre 1883 Sergeant’s pouch belt plate.
A scarce die-stamped brass eight pointed star bearing white metal circlet “Second Surrey Rifle Volunteers” with shield to centre. Two screw posts to reverse. GC (£40 - £60)
Formed at Croydon on 16th June 1859 became 1st VB The Queen’s in March 1883.
120     Scottish. 26th (Cameronians) Regiment, Officer’s glengarry (?) badge circa 1874-1881.
A very rare example, plated die-struck thistle sprays enclose a gilt bronze die-cast crowned circle, “The Cameronians”, in the voided centre a mullet. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£150 - £200)
121     Scottish. An Officer’s badge stated to be Aberdeen Militia, circa 1870-1881.
Of silver hollow back construction St. Andrew and his Cross appear in an oval of continuous thistle sprays. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £100)
Note. The Aberdeen Militia badges noted so far all include ivy leaves.
122     The Lincolnshire Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A very fine 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. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Lincolnshire Regiment” . Three loops to reverse. VGC (KK 224) (£300 - £400)
This is the actual piece photographed as No. 224 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
123     The Northamptonshire Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1901-14.
A fine and scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with Gibraltar scroll, Castle, Key, and “Talavera” in silver on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Northamptonshire Regiment”. Three loops to reverse. Slight wear to gilt. GC (£200 - £300)
124     The Suffolk Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A good gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with Gibraltar scroll, Castle, Key, and “Montis Insignia Calpe” in silver on a black velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Suffolk Regiment”. Three loops to reverse. Some wear to gilt. GC (KK 226) (£200 - £300)
This is the actual piece photographed as No. 226 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
125     The King’s Liverpool Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A good gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with “Nec Aspera Terrent” scroll surmounting the White Horse of Hanover in silver on a crimson velvet ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Suffolk Regiment”. Three loops to reverse. Some wear to gilt. GC (KK 220) (£200 - £300)
Believed to be the actual piece photographed as No. 220 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
126     York & Lancaster Regiment VB Officer’s waist belt clasp.
A good 1881-1901 silvered example with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “York and Lancaster Regiment”; seeded centre mounted with silvered Tiger surmounted by a gilt Rose. Universal pattern rococo ends. GC (£80 - £120)
127     Welsh. Monmouthshire Rifle Volunteers OR’s shako plate circa 1861-78.
A fine die-stamped blackened brass example. Curled bugle horn superimposed on crossed rifles; between the barrels, a laurel spray surmounted by a Crown. Between the butts, a scroll inscribed “Gwell angau na gwarth”. To the centre of the bugle, “36” denoting county precedence number. Two loops to reverse. Generally VGC. (KK 1773) (£150 - £200)
Believed to be the actual piece photographed as No. 1773 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
128     Welsh. 4th VB South Wales Borderers OR’s helmet plate circa 1885-1901.
A very fine scarce die=stamped white metal example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet “4th V. B. South Wales Borderers”, Dragon within laurel wreath to the centre. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
HQ at Pontypool. Raised in February 1860 as 4th Monmouthshire RVC; became a VB of the South Wales Borderers on Friday 1st July 1881 and were redesignated as 4th VB in on 1st July 1885.
129     Welsh. 1st (Rifle) Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment OR’s post 1925 helmet plate.
A scarce die-stamped white metal example. Crowned wreath bearing Boer War and WWI honours. Dragon to voided centre. Across the base of the wreath, a scroll “1st (Rifle) Bn. Monmouthshire Regt.”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £200)
130     Welsh. 2nd VB South Wales Borderers Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1885-1901.
A fine scarce die-stamped silvered example. Within a crowned wreath, half of laurel, half of palm, the Welsh Dragon. Across the junction of the wreath a scroll inscribed “2nd Volunteer Battalion” with additional scroll inscribed “The South Wales Borderers” below the wreath. Four screw posts to reverse. GC (£200 - £300)
HQ at Newport
131     1st (Stockton) Durham Rifle Volunteers Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1860.
A very fine and rare silver plated example. Circlet inscribed “Stockton Volunteer Rifles 1859”; seeded centre bearing Arms of Stockton-on-Tees. Universal pattern rococo ends. VGC (£200 - £300)
Formed at Stockton-on-Tees 27th February 1860. 1859 alluding to the date it was agreed to raise the unit.
132     58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment, Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-1881.
A scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with a black velvet backing and bearing the numerals ‘58’, these of varying gilt colour and with a dimpled finish. Evidence of the back plate being re-used. Three loops to reverse. GC (£150 - £200)
Probably for use on the Foreign Service helmet as the Home Service pattern plate was quite different.
133     Gurkha Transport Regiment Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1965-92.
A very fine die-stamped example. Silver plated eight pointed star mounted with gilt laurel wreath closed at the top by a Crowned EIIR Cypher; the lower section of the wreath covered by a tri-part scroll inscribed “Gurkha Transport Regiment”. Superimposed on the wreath, a pair of crossed kukris with silver blades and gilt grips. Four screw posts to reverse. VGC
(£150 - £200)
Gurkha Army Service Corps formed July 1958; redesignated Gurkha Transport Regiment November 1965; redesignated The Queen’s Own Gurkha Transport Regiment 22nd August 1992..
134     4th, 5th 6th Bns. The Leicestershire Regiment Officer’s helmet pate circa 1908-14.
A good rare gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with silver Tiger on a green cloth ground. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Leicestershire Regiment”. Loops to reverse. Some wear to gilt otherwise GC. (£200 - £300)
135     Leicestershire Rifle Volunteers (1st 4th 5th 9th Companies) Officer’s pouch belt plate, circa 1860-80.
A very rare heavy die-cast white metal example featuring the then town arms and crest, palm sprays a coiled bugle horn, crown and title scroll, “Leicestershire”. Three screw posts to reverse. GC (£150 - £250)
HQ Leicester the Companies formed 1859-60.
136     Scottish. Dumbartonshire Rifle Volunteers, Officer’s shoulder belt plate circa 1860-1908.
A fine and scarce example the silver plated rectangular back plate with gilt mounts comprising a large St. Andrew’s Cross, in the upper angle St. Andrew holding his Cross, above this a scroll, “Fortitudo Et Fidelitas”. Below the large cross another scroll, “Dumbartonshire Volunteers” On the saltire of the cross is mounted a silver Elephant with a cloth and castellated howdah. This emblem and the top scroll are taken from the arms of Dumbarton. Standard double hook and stud fasteners. VGC. (£300 - £400)
The original 11 companies were all raised in 1860 and formed the 1st Administrative Battalion (HQ Balloch), consolidated in 1880 as the 1st Dumbartonshire RVC (Helensburgh), and became the 9th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1908.
137     The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s), Colour belt plate/Drum Major’s sash badge. circa 1881-1957.
A heavy die-cast example finished in gilt and silver plate, comprising oval laurel sprays near enclosing the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto over a “Stafford Knot” (Knot Simpliciter) below this and resting on the laurels, “64”. The whole mounted on a black velvet covered brass oval plate. Four loops to reverse. VGC. (£50 - £70)
138     Royal Elthorne, or 5th Middlesex (Light Infantry) Militia, OR’s helmet plate 1855 pattern.
A very scarce die-stamped white metal example being a crowned eight pointed star, a circle, “5th Middlesex Militia”, encloses an ornate script “VR” cypher over an unstrung bugle horn. Two original soft iron soldered loops to reverse. The bottom star point rather poorly replaced. GC. (£100 - £150)
HQ. Uxbridge and raised in 1853. In 1881 became the 3rd Battalion The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment).
139     United States of America, Army Officer’s full dress waist belt plate.
A pristine example by “JRG&S Ld”. Rectangular gilt back plate with a burnished rim and seeded ground, this mounted with a gilt eagle and breast shield, silver plated laurel sprays below, above the eagle silver plated rays, stars and a scroll, “E Pluribus Unum”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. (£40 - £60)
140     Rifle Brigade Boer War Officer’s 1900 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate.
A fine die-stamped by J & Co. (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic crown resting on a tablet inscribed “Waterloo”; within the wreath, a Maltese cross with lions between the arms and ball finials to the tips. To the centre of the cross, within a circlet inscribed “Rifle Brigade”, a crowned strung bugle. The arms of the cross bear numerous honours of the Regiment, the wreath bears three honours on each side. 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 completed with backing plate. Slight polishing to highpoints. GC (£200 - £300)
141     Royal Artillery Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901
A good die-stamped brass example. Royal Arms with “Ubique” scroll below. Beneath the scroll, a gun resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Two loops (one bent) to reverse. Minor distortion to lower scroll. GC (£30 - £50)
142     Royal Artillery post 1908 Territorial Officer’s helmet plate.
A good example comprising gilt Royal Arms with piercing around the shield, an applied scroll below bearing laurel spray in place of the usual “Ubique”. Beneath the scroll, a gun with mounted wheel resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Three loops to reverse. GC (£50 - £75)
143     Royal Artillery post 1908 Territorial OR’s helmet plate.
A good die-stamped brass example. Royal Arms with scroll below bearing laurel spray in place of the usual “Ubique”. Beneath the scroll, a gun resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Three loops to reverse. GC (£40 - £60)
144     1st VB Middlesex Regiment pre 1908 band pouch badge.
A fine and scarce cast white metal example. Within a laurel wreath, Prince of Wales’ plumes over Duke of Cambridge’s Coronet and Cypher. Across the base of the wreath. a tri-part scroll inscribed “1st VB Middlesex Regt.”. Four screw posts to reverse. VGC (£40 - £60)
HQ at Hornsey.
145     South Gloucestershire Militia Officer’s coatee cuff with four buttons.
A scarlet example heavily embroidered with oakleaves and acorns in silver bullion. Retain four silvered buttons (scalloped border with crown over SG). GC (£30 - £50)
Raised in 1759; became 3rd Bn. Gloucestershire Regt. on 1st July 1881
146     London Scottish plaid brooch.
A fine modern plated example. Plain burnished quoit mounted with thistle wreath. To the centre, a Lion Rampant; across the base of the wreath a scroll inscribed “London Scottish”. Stout pin to reverse. VGC (£40 - £60)
147     King’s Own Scottish Borderers Victorian pagri badge circa 1887-1901.
A good die-stamped white metal example. On a thistle wreath, the Cross of St.Andrew; across the top arms a scroll inscribed “In veritate religionis confido” surmounted by Royal Crest. Within the wreath, a circlet inscribed “King’s Own Scottish Borderers”. On the centre of the cross, Edinburgh Castle. Below the circlet, a tri-part scroll inscribed “Nisi dominus frustra”. Long brass slider to reverse. VGC (£40 - £60)
148     Charterhouse School Cadet Corps Victorian helmet plate.
A fine and scarce blackened example. Mounted on an eight pointed star, a laurel wreath surmounted by a Guelphic Crown resting on a blank tablet; within the wreath, an oval strap inscribed “Deo dante dedi”. To the centre, the School Arms. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
Founded by Thomas Sutton in 1611 at Charterhouse square, Smithfield. Moved to Godalming, Surrey in 1872. Cadet Corps formed 1873, associated with 4th Surrey Riffle Volunteer Corps.
149     Northamptonshire Yeomanry NCO’s white metal arm badge.
Die-stamped rearing horse. Two loops to reverse. VGC(Cox 1371) (£40 - £60)
150     Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert’s Own) NCO’s arm badge.
A good scarce white metal die struck Crest of Prince Albert surmounted by a scroll “Leicestershire” and resting on a scroll inscribed “South Africa 1900-02”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (Cox 1293) (£40 - £60)
The Regiment gained the title Prince Albert’s Own 20th February 1844. The regiment contributed two companies of Imperial Yeomanry in the Boer War, the 7th which was part of 4th Battalion and 65th part of 17th Battalion, thus being granted the honour “South Africa 1900-02” in 1905.
151     Indian Army. 8th Madras pagri badge pre 1901.
A good quality die-stamped brass example being an Imperial crowned circle, “Seringapatam Assaye”, in the centre an elephant. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
152     South Irish Horse extremely rare NCO’s 1917 hallmarked silver arm badge.
A finely cast example by RC (Robert Chandler) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Crowned Order of St. Patrick Star with “SIH” on the central shamrock. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£500 - £600)
153     Royal Irish Regiment Officer’s 1909 hallmarked silver cap badge.
. Crowned Harp resting on tri-part scroll “Royal Irish Regiment”. Two stout loops to reverse, both impressed with lion passant. VGC (as KK 614) (£150 - £250)
154     4th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (Rossendale), Officer’s kepi badge circa 1860-1870.
A very fine and rare example in die-stamped frosted silver plate, a small crowned eight pointed star with central circular strap, “Lancashire Rifle Volunteers”, in the centre on a seeded ground a raised and burnished “4”. Original pin fastener. (£75 - £100)
Raised at Rossendale in 1860 becoming part of the 3rd Administrative Battalion Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps. Consolidated in 1880 as the 3rd Lancashire RVC and becoming the 2nd Volunteer Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment in 1889.
155     Scottish. 75th Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers Officer’s forage cap badge circa 1860.
A fine rare die-stamped silvered example. Crowned strung bugle with “75” between the strings. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
Formed from workers in the leather trade 29th February 1860 in Glasgow,
156     Gurkha Engineers EIIR Officer’s pouch belt plate, whistle and chains.
A fine and scarce gilt set. Plate comprising a crowned laurel wreath enclosing crossed kukris surmounted by a flaming grenade, “Ubique” scroll across the handles. Scroll across the base of the wreath inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Three screw posts to reverse, complete with backing plate ... gilt lion’s head boss with circular backing plate, three strand chain, whistle and holder. VGC (£200 - £300)
157     Royal Corps of Signals bandsman’s busby plume holder.
A very fine post 1953 example comprising a crowned domed gilt disc mounted with silvered figure of Mercury atop the globe resting on bi-part scroll inscribed “Certa Cito”. Provision for plume to reverse, slider fixing. VGC (£30 - £50)
158     Royal Artillery Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.
A splendid rich gilt die-stamped example. Royal Arms with piercing around the shield, scroll below inscribed “Ubique”. Beneath the scroll, a gun with mounted wheel resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
159     Royal Artillery 1846-55 OR’s “Albert” shako plate.
A good scarce die-stamped brass example. Eight pointed star bearing Royal Arms with “Ubique” scroll beneath; below the scroll, a gun resting on a scroll inscribed “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Two lead soldered replacement loops to reverse. GC (£100 - £200)
160     5th (The Haytor) VB Devonshire Regiment NCO’s helmet plate circa 1885-1901.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap “5 (The Haytor) VB Devonshire Reg” , rampant lion voided centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
161     5th Devon Rifle Volunteer Corps NCO’s helmet plate circa 1880-85.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap “Devon Rifle Volunteer Corps” , floreated “5” to voided centre. Three loops to reverse. Top pearl on cross absent otherwise GC. (£150 - £200)
162     Tower Hamlets Rifles post 1880 OR’s helmet plate.
A good die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “Tower Hamlets Rifles”; to the centre, the Tower. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£80 - £120)
163     1st VB Royal Berkshire Regiment OR’s helmet plate circa 1885-1901.
A good die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet inscribed “Royal Berkshire 1st Volr. Battn.”, to the centre, the Stag and Oak. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£75 - £100)
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.
164     1st VB Leicestershire Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901.
A fine die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet inscribed “The Leicestershire 1st Volr. Battn.” , to the centre, three lions in pale. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£80 - £120)
HQ at Leicester.
165     3rd (The Sunderland) Durham Rifle Volunteers, OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-83.
A fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap “3rd Durham Rifle Volunteers”; voided centre with globe atop a sextant. Reverse with top loop absent, the other two replacements. GC (£120 - £150)
HQ. Sunderland, became 3rd (The Sunderland) VB The Durham Light Infantry in 1887.
166     1st Shropshire Rifle Volunteer Corps senior NCO’s Victorian helmet plate circa 1880-87.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silver plated example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “1st Shropshire Rifle Volr. Corps”. To the centre, a shield charged with three loggerheads (leopard’s masks). Three loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
HQ at Shrewsbury. Became 1st VB KSLI on 1st December 1887.
167     Scottish. 1st Midlothian Rifle Volunteer Corps NCO’s helmet plate circa 1878-88..
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap “First Midlothian Rifle Vols.” with strung bugle to centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
Formed 6th December 1859 at Leith. Became 5th VB The Royal Scots in 1888.
168     1st VB South Staffordshire Regiment NCO’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet “South Staffordshire 1st Volr. Battn”; Stafford Knot to the centre. Pointed blade fitting to reverse at the top, evidence of two other loops. VGC (£75 - £125)
HQ at Handsworth. Granted the honour “South Africa 1900-02” in 1905 for services in the Boer War.
169     21st Middlesex (Civil Service) Rifle Volunteer OR’s shako plate circa 1861-68.
A good quality die-stamped blackened brass example being a crowned eight pointed star showing the Garter enclosing a silver plated mount, this being the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Somerset House, became the 12th (Civil Service) corps in 1880 and the 15th Bn. The London Regiment in 1908.
170     Canadian. 38th (Brant) Battalion, Dufferin Rifles Regiment of Canadian Militia. OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1914.
A very scarce die-stamped blackened brass example, upon large sprays of maple leaves appears the coronet crest and motto of the Earl of Dufferin, in the centre the numerals, “38” within a strap, “Dufferin Rifles”. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Brantford, Ontario. The regiment was formed in 1866 as the Brant Rifles and comprised 6 companies by 1873. During the Governor-Generalship of Canada, 1872-78 of George Temple, the fifth Lord Dufferin, first Earl Dufferin and Viscount Clandeboye (November 1871) the regiment was renamed as the Dufferin Rifles. Temple held many high offices in his life and following his term as Viceroy of India, 1884-1888 was further elevated to the Marquessate of Dufferin and Ava.
171     8th (Storrington) Sussex Rifle Volunteers Sergeant’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-76.
A fine and rare die-stamped blackened brass example. Within a crowned oak wreath, a circlet “Eighth Sussex Rifle Volunteers”; to the centre, a shield bearing six martlets, set on an ornamental ground. Two screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
Formed 16th February 1860 and formed part of both 1st and 2nd Admin. Bn. at various times. Disbanded 1876.
172     9th (Arundel) Sussex Rifle Volunteers shako / pouch badge circa 1860.
A very fine and extremely scarce die-stamped blackened brass example. Superimposed on a spray of oakleaves and acorns, a Crowned shield charged with the numeral “9”; all resting on a scroll inscribed “Sussex”. Two screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £250)
Formed on 28th February 1860 at Arundel. Hugh King states worn on shako March 1863.
173     Scottish. 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment silver glengarry badge.
A good scarce die-stamped unmarked example, the reverse finely engraved “Souvenir de 79 me Juillet de 1849”. Brooch pin to reverse, the shank an old replacement. GC (£50 - £75)
174     Irish. The Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Battalion, Officer’s trial pattern pouch badge circa 1881-90.
A very rare example in solid die-cast bronze, the Sphinx/Egypt over a strung bugle horn, within the strings “2” with a scroll above, “Royal Irish Rifles”. Four wire loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
175     13th (Bury St. Edmunds) Suffolk Rifle Volunteers Officer’s shako plate circa 1860.
A very fine and rare die-stamped unmarked silver or plated example. Resting on a scroll “Rifle Volunteers”, an oak wreath surmounted by a crown resting on “Suffolk” scroll. Arms of Bury to centre with “13” on the base of the wreath. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
Formed at Bury St. Edmunds 11th May 1860.
176     Australian. Tasmanian Defence Forces post 1881 OR’s helmet plate.
A fine and scarce die-stamped blackened example. On an eight pointed star, a crowned circlet “Tasmanian Defence Forces” resting in an open wreath; Lion to centre on lined ground. Two lead soldered replacement loops to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
177     Irish. Antrim Militia (Queen’s Royal Rifles), Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1853-1881
An extremely fine and rare two part example in silver plate, showing Guelphic crowned laurel sprays with a plinth below the crown,“Queen’s”. Within the laurels a Bath style cross with a strung bugle horn centre and circle, “Queen’s Royal Rifles”, at the base of the laurels a tri-part scroll with Gaelic inscription. A shaped back plate fits over the three screw posts. VGC. (£500 - £700)
HQ. Belfast. Became the 4th Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles in 1881.
178     4th (Woolwich) West Kent Rifle Volunteers 1877 prize badge.
A fine bullion example on a padded black cloth ground. Open oak wreath with “4th Woolwich Kent” tri-part scroll at the top; to the centre, silver wire White Horse of Kent on padded “1877” scroll flanked by rifles. Brass backing plate with pin attachment (reaffixed). GC (£50 - £100)
Formed 21st December 1859 at Woolwich.
179     Rifle Brigade Militia Colour Sergeant’s pouch belt plate circa 1905-14.
A fine and rare die-cast bronze example. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown on a blank tablet, a Maltese cross, balls to the points, white metal lions between the arms. The top arm inscribed “South”, the bottom “Africa” with “19” “02” split between left and right arms. On the cross, a circlet inscribed “Rifle Brigade”, to the white metal centre a crowned strung bugle. Across the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “The Prince Consort’s Own”. Two screw posts to reverse replaced with crude wire loops otherwise GC. (£80 - £120)
Worn by 5th Bn (late 2nd R. Tower Hamlets Militia), 6th (late Longford Rifles), 7th (late 1st R. Tower Hamlets Militia), 8th (late Leitrim Rifles) and 9th (late Westmeath Rifles).
180     Irish. Antrim Militia (Queen’s Royal Rifles), Waist belt clasp circa 1855-1881.
A very rare special pattern example in blackened brass and silver plate. A circle of raised laurel sprays enclose a silver mount, this a Bath style cross with a bugle horn centre and title circle, “Queen’s Royal Rifles”. The interlocking clasp with plain sides, matching ‘scratched” bench marks. VGC (£200 - £300)
HQ. Belfast. Became the 4th Battalion, The Royal Irish Rifles in 1881.
181     6th Gurkha Rifles post 1903 bronze pouch belt plate.
A good scarce die-cast example, the crown die-stamped. Laurel wreath surmounted by a Crown resting on a blank tablet. Within the wreath, a Maltese cross, lions between the angles, ball finials to the points; to the centre, within a circlet “Gurkha Rifles” crossed kukris with “6” below. Between the base of the cross and the wreath, a scroll ”Burma 85087”. Four screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
182     1st VB Durham Light Infantry, OR’s helmet plate circa 1887-1901.
A fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet “Durham 1st Volr. Battn””; strung bugle to voided centre. Two of three loops to reverse. GC (£75 - £100)
HQ. Stockton-on-Tees.
183     Channel Islands. 4th Royal Jersey Militia post 1861 Officer’s shako plate.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped silver plated example of crowned star pattern mounted with an oak wreath in which rests an oval strap inscribed “Pro Rege et Patria”; within the strap, a shield bearing three lions-leopardé in pale. A scroll beneath the strap and drooping onto the oak wreath is inscribed “Second Royal Jersey”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£400 - £600)
184     3rd Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps OR’s helmet plate circa 1880.
A fine scarce short lived die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “3rd Derbyshire Rifle Volunteer Corps”, strung bugle to centre. Three loops to reverse. (£75 - £100)
2nd Admin Bn. consolidated as 3rd Corps in 1880 but after only a few months was renumbered 2nd Corps.
185     9th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-86.
A fine scarce die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “9th Lancashire Rifle Vols.”, to the centre, the Lancastrian Rose. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£75 - £100)
Formed at Warrington 16/9/1859; Sept 1865 9th Admin. Bn. created; 1880 Consolidated as 9th Corps becoming 1st VB South Lancashire Regt. by General Order 78 in July of 1886.
186     Surrey Volunteer Brigade Bearer Company Victorian helmet plate.
A fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath. To the centre, a voided Geneva Cross within a circlet inscribed “Bearer Company Surrey Volr. Brigade”. Three loops to reverse. Pristine (£300 - £400)
HQ 97, Barkston Gardens, London SW. Brigade-Surgeon Lt.Col. E. Pocklington
187     1st VB Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) OR’s helmet plate circa 1887-1901.
A good scarce die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet inscribed “Derbyshire 1st Volr. Battn”, crowned Maltese cross device and Stag to centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£75 - £100)
188     Oxford University Rifle Volunteers Victorian helmet plate
A good die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing a laurel wreath and applied strap inscribed “Oxford University Rifle Vols.”; to the centre, a shield bearing the Arms of the University. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£50 - £75)
Raised 8th August 1859 as 1st Oxfordshire (Oxford University) RVC redesignated 1st (Oxford University) VB in 1887
189     South African. Diamond Fields Horse helmet plate circa 1885-99.
A fine and scarce die-stamped white metal example of Guelphic crowned star pattern mounted with circlet “Diamond Fields Horse 1877”, the arms of Cape Colony to voided centre. Three loops to reverse. 3 o’clock star tip a little bent. GC (Owen 182) (£200 - £300)
Raised as the Dutoitspan Hussars in June 1876 under the command of Captain Loftus Rollason with a strength of two squadrons. Became Diamond Fields Horse in November 1877 under Major Maxwell and served with distinction in numerous campaigns. In 1885 it adopted a full dress uniform similar to 13th Hussars but with spiked helmet in place of a busby. It was merged with the Kimberley Regiment in 1899 but continued to serve as a separate mounted unit under Major Rodgers until the end of the war when the unit disappeared. Cecil Rhodes held an honorary commission in the regiment.
190     South African. 1st City Volunteers of Grahamstown OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-99.
A fine die-stamped white metal example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap “City Volunteers. Grahamstown”, the centre with numeral “1”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (Owen 80) (£100 - £150)
Raised 1875.
191     The Oxfordshire Light Infantry, 3rd Militia Battalion, trial pattern pouch belt plate, circa 1881-1901.
A very scarce example of mainly die-cast elements, part gilt part white metal, a large crown over a circular strap, “3rd Batt. Oxfordshire Lt. Infantry”. In the voided centre a lion passant guardant on a torse. Below the strap a scroll, “Royal Bucks King’s Own”. Three loops to reverse. GC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. High Wycombe. The Royal Bucks (King’s Own) Militia became the 3rd Battalion The Oxfordshire Light Infantry in 1881.
192     Welsh. Royal Anglesey Light Infantry Militia Officer’s waist belt plate.
A fine scarce Victorian example comprising a burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with a silver oak wreath surmounted by Prince of Wales’ plumes; a Druid’s head to the centre. Across the base of the wreath, a tri-part scroll inscribed “Mon Mam Cymri.” Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. GC (£200 - £300)
193     3rd Essex Rifle Volunteers Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860.
A fine rare die-cast lightly silvered example. Within a crowned strap “3rd Essex Rifle Volunteers”, the Borough Arms. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
194     Hampshire Submarine Miners Officer’s pouch badge circa 1880-85.
A fine and rare die-stamped silvered example. Royal Arms over Rose resting on tri-part scroll “Hampshire Submarine Miners”. Four scre posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
195     1st Lancashire Volunteer Royal Engineers Victorian waist belt clasp.
A very fine and scarce OR’s nickel example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “1st. Lancre. Volrs. Royal Engineer”; Royal Crest to lined centre. Plain ends. gc (£80 - £120)
196     West York Engineer Volunteers Victorian Offixer’s pouch badge.
A good scarce die-cast example. Royal Arms resting on tri-part scroll “West York Engineer Volunteers”. Three screw posts to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
197     Irish. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Officer’s 1926 hallmarked silver cap badge.
A very fine and rare example of the pattern adopted in 1926 and worn until circa 1935. In heavy die-cast silver and showing the triple towered castle with a flag on the centre tower, an ornate scroll, “Inniskilling” rests on the outer towers. The ends of the scroll bearing the maker’s mark, “F&S” and Birmingham hallmarks. The original blades have been removed and the remains of a brooch pin fastening and keep chain are now present. VGC. (£200 - £250)
198     First London Engineers Victorian Volunteers helmet plate.
A good scarce white metal OR’s example comprising the Royal Arms with tri-part scroll below inscribed “First London Engineers”, between the Royal Arms and the scroll, a small additional scroll inscribed “Arte et marte”. Three loops to revers. GC (£100 - £150)
199     1st Sussex Engineer Volunteers Victorian helmet plate.
A good scarce post 1878 die-stamped white metal Royal Arms, a scroll below inscribed “First” in place of the usual “Ubique”. Below the scroll, a tri-part scroll inscribed “Sussex Engineer Volunteers”. Two loops to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
200     Irish. Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), Officer’s two hat badge circa 1898-1910.
A very fine and rare two part example being a heavy quality die-stamped silver plate Royal Princess’s coronet and a large gilt fused grenade bearing on the ball in silver the Prince of Wales’s crest and motto over the Maid of Erin Harp. The grenade with two blade fasteners, the coronet with two loops. VGC. (£150 - £250)
201     Irish. The Londonderry Light Infantry Militia, Officer’s helmet plate circa 1878-1881.
A very rare example comprising a crowned gilt eight-pointed star back plate with a heavy and rather crude die-cast silver plate mount. This comprising laurel sprays enclosing a circle, “Vita Veritas Victoria”, in the centre on a ground of black velvet the principal charge from the arms of the city, a skeleton sitting atop a mountain and two small twin towered castles. The motto also applies to the city of Londonderry. VGC. (£350 - £450)
HQ. Londonderry. Converted to Artillery Militia in 1882.
202     Royal Engineers Officer’s busby plume holder circa 1859-78.
A very fine gilt example. Flaming grenade, the ball mounted with Royal Arms with “Ubique” scroll below; beneath the scroll, another scroll “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Reverse retains plume holder and slider fitting. VGC (KK 848) (£100 - £150)
203     Bedfordshire Regiment Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1881-1901.
A scarce silver and gilt example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Bedfordshire Regiment”; centre bears star and Maltese cross bearing a Hart crossing a ford all set on a rich blue enamel ground. Universal pattern rococo ends. One or two chips to enamel, some wear to gilt. (£300 - £350)
204     2nd VB Middlesex Regiment pre 1908 senior NCO’s band pouch badge.
A fine and scarce die-cast silver plated example. Within a laurel wreath, Prince of Wales’ plumes over Duke of Cambridge’s Coronet and Cypher. Across the base of the wreath. a tri-part scroll inscribed “2nd VB Middlesex Regt.”. Four screw posts to reverse, red felt backing. VGC (£50 - £75)
HQ at Hounslow
205     Black Watch Officer’s glengarry badge circa 1902-36.
A very fine die-stamped example. Cut silver Star of the Order of the Thistle mounted on the Star, a crowned oval “Nemo me impune lacessit” resting in a gilt thistle wreath. To the centre, St. Andrew and the Cross in silver, below the wreath a gilt Sphinx. To the left of the Crown, a silver scroll inscribed “The Royal”; to the right, another inscribed “Highlanders”. To the left of the Sphinx, a silver scroll inscribed “Black”; to the right, another inscribed “Watch”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £200)
206     3rd Queen Alexandra’s Own Gurkha Rifles Officer’s 1912 hallmarked silver cap badge.
A fine example by B & P (Bent & Parker) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Crowned Cypher of Queen Alexandra; crown die-stamped, cypher die-cast. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £200)
207     5th Gurkha Rifles Officer’s 1943 hallmarked silver cap badge.
A very fine and scarce example by JRG&S (JR Gaunt and Sons) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Pair of kukris, upwardly crossed; between the blades “5” surmounted by Royal Crest. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £200)
208     Grenadier Guards William IV valise badge circa 1830-37.
A good scarce die-stamped brass example. Within a crowned Garter, a WR Cypher, reversed and interlaced with “IV” below. Three original fixing tangs to reverse. Slight polishing to highpoints and old strengthening repair to reverse. GC (£200 - £250)
209     Royal Marine Artillery OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1905.
A good die-stamped brass example. 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. Two loops to reverse. VGC (KK 1106) (£75 - £100)
Worn until 1905 when the white helmet was adopted.
210     Canadian. 77th (Wentworth ) Battalion of Canadian Militia, OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.
A very scarce two part example in brass with a coppered finish, a crown over maple leaf sprays, this with an applied back plate showing the stencilled numerals, “77”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Dundas, Ontario. The regiment was raised in 1871 and comprised 6 companies by 1873.
211     Australian. Western Australia Military Forces Victorian helmet plate.
A fine rare die-stamped brass example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet “Aut Pace Aut Bello Western Australia” with Southern Cross to centre. Two loops to reverse. Pristine (£200 - £300)
Pattern normally used by Victoria.
212     Australian. South Australia Military Forces Victorian helmet plate.
A fine rare die-cast gilt brass example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet “Aut Pace Aut Bello South Australia” with Southern Cross to centre. Three loops to reverse. GC (£200 - £300)
Pattern normally used by Victoria.
213     Army Service Corps Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.
A good die-stamped brass example of universal crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and Garter with separate ASC Cypher to central bar. Two loops (a little bent and slightly pinched) to reverse. Generally VGC (£50 - £75)
214     Suffolk Regiment OR’s helmet plate circa 1881-1900.
A good die-stamped brass example. Universal pattern crowned star plate bearing laurel wreath, mounted with detachable circlet inscribed “Suffolk”; within the circlet, a two tower castle and Key with “Gibraltar”. Two loops to reverse of star, four to centre. GC (£40 - £60)
Two tower centre worn up to 1900 when three tower castle was ordered to be worn by the War Office
215     Royal Marine Light Infantry OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.
A good die-stamped bras example of crowned star pattern bearing a laurel wreath with scroll inscribed “Gibraltar” to the top and fouled anchor to the junction below. Within the wreath, a circlet inscribed “Per Mare Per Terram”; to the centre, the globe in relief. Beneath the anchor, a strung bugle. Two loops, to reverse. VGC (KK 1092) (£50 - £75)
216     Australian. Queensland Defence Forces Edwardian helmet plate.
A fine scarce die-stamped brass example. Within a crowned laurel wreath, a circlet “Queensland” with ERVII Cypher to centre. Across the base of the wreath, an applied tri-part scroll “Pro Aris et Focis”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£80 - £120)
217     2nd VB Lincolnshire Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901.
A good die-stamped white metal OR’s example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and applied circlet inscribed “Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Volr. Battn. ”, to the centre, the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Three loops (pinched) to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
Designated 2nd VB in May 1883. HQ at Grantham. Became part of 5th Battalion in 1908.
218     Royal North Lincoln Militia, Officer’s helmet plate 1878-81.
A very scarce example in silver plate, comprising a large crowned eight-pointed star back plate, this mounted with a circular Garter and laurel sprays, in the centre on a ground of black velvet, the Royal Crest. Two loops to reverse. Velvet worn and some plating loss to the Royal Crest. GC. (£150 - £250)
HQ. Lincoln. Became the 3rd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in 1881.
219     1st VB Lincolnshire Regiment Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1883-1901.
A good die-stamped white metal OR’s example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and circlet inscribed “Lincolnshire 1st Volr. Battn. ”, to the centre, the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Three loops to reverse. Crown a little bent. GC (£100 - £150)
HQ at Lincoln
220     2nd VB Lincolnshire Regiment Officer’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96.
A scarce die-stamped silver plated example. Within a crowned circlet “Lincolnshire Regiment 2nd Volr Battn.” a strung bugle on a green velvet ground. Shaped backing plate to reverse bearing two loops. Orb and cross absent, velvet worn. (£75 - £125)
Designated 2nd VB in May 1883. HQ at Grantham. Became part of 5th Battalion in 1908.
221     Royal North Lincoln Militia, Officer’s shako plate 1869-1878.
A very scarce example in die-stamped silver plate, being the standard crown and laurel pattern but with an oval Garter centre and the Royal Crest lodged within. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£150 - £250)
HQ. Lincoln. Became the 3rd Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment in 1881.
This “Universal” pattern of plate was adopted by several county militias in 1869, sometimes with the addition of a small title scroll on the base of the laurels. the Royal North Lincoln chose do do without.
222     2nd VB Lincolnshire Regiment NCO’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96.
A scarce die-stamped silvered example. Within a crowned circlet “Lincolnshire 2nd Volr Battn.” the Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”. Two of three loops to reverse. GC (£50 - £75)
Designated 2nd VB in May 1883. HQ at Grantham. Became part of 5th Battalion in 1908.
223     69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1855-81.
A scarce silver and gilt example with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “South Lincolnshire Regiment”; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver crowned “69”. Universal pattern rococo ends. in silver. Gilt worn, highpoints of crown polished. (as Ryan 105) (£100 - £150)
224     1st Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteer Corps Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-83.
A good die-stamped white metal OR’s example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “1st Lincolnshire R.V.C”; strung bugle to voided centre. Three loops to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
HQ at Lincoln.
225     2nd Admin. Bn. Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-83.
A good die-stamped white metal OR’s example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “1st Lincolnshire R.V.C”; curled bugle to voided centre. Three loops to reverse. Old repair to bugle otherwise GC. (£100 - £150)
HQ at Grantham
226     2nd Royal Surrey Militia, OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1881.
A good scarce die-stamped white metal example, being a crowned eight-pointed star and laurel and Garter back plate, applied to the voided centre, the Royal Crest. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (KK 1170) (£80 - £120)
HQ. Guildford. In 1881 became the 3rd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1170 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
227     14th Light Dragoons pre 1830 Officer’s charger’s bit boss.
A very fine and rare die-cast gilded brass example. Within a crowned strap “Fourteenth Light Dragoons”, the Prussian Eagle. Two fixing posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
14th Light Dragoons granted the Prussian Eagle in 1798. In 1830, on William’s accession, the title changed to The 14th (The King’s) Light Dragoons. Converted to Hussars in 1861.
228     1st VB Royal West Kent Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1883-1901.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example. Crowned Maltese cross with lions between the arms, to the centre within a circlet “Royal West Kent Regt. 1st Volr. Battn” with the White Horse of Kent on “Invicta” scroll Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
HQ at Tunbridge.
229     4th Yorkshire, West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps, Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-1883.
A fine and scarce two part example in die-stamped silver plate and a gilt mount. A crowned strap, “Fourth West York Rifle Volunteers” enclose a small gilt shield bearing the arms of Halifax. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC. (£150 - £200)
Raised at Halifax in 1859 as the 7th and 8th Corps with the 13th and 14th Corps soon added . These companies were grouped and numbered 7th in February 1860 but by April of that year became the 4th Corps. In 1883 the Corps became the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment).
230     4th Surrey Rifles Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1880-83.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped lightly silvered example of crowned Maltese cross pattern with lions between the arms. To the centre, within a circlet “Fourth Surrey Rifles”, a strung bugle. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
5th Surrey RVC consolidated 13th April 1880, renumbered as 4th on 3rd September 1880, redesigned 2nd VB Queen’s Regt. 1st March 1883, reorganised as 5th Bn. Queen’s Regt. 1st April 1908 (HQ at Guildford)
231     1st (Exeter & South Devon) Rifle Volunteers Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1859-1901.
A fine die-stamped silvered example. Within a crowned oval strap inscribed “Exeter & South Devon”, “1st Volunteer Rifles 1852”; below the strap, an ornate scroll inscribed “Semper fidelis”. Three flat lugs to reverse. VGC (£100 - £200)
Originally raised in May 1852, accepted by Horse Guards 23rd September 1959 as 1st Devonshire Rifle Volunteers (Exeter and South Devon). Became 1st VB Devonshire Regiment on 1st November 1885 and the plate continued in use.
232     1st Bn. Somerset Rifles Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example. Crowned oval strap inscribed “1st Battalion Somerset Rifles”, the Arms of Bath to voided centre. Two screw posts to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
233     32nd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-68.
A fine and scarce large die-stamped silver example. Within a crowned strap “Thirty Second Middlesex”, a VR cypher mounted on a domed backing plate. Three screw posts to reverse. Top left small section of “V” absent. (£150 - £200)
Formed 14th February 1860 with HQ at Seymore Place, Marylebone. Disbanded 1868.
234     3rd Administrative Battalion, Yorkshire, West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps, Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-1880
A very fine and rare multi-part plate in silver plate, crowned laurel sprays enclose a strung bugle horn, this with a rose within the strings. The horn/rose mounted on a shaped back plate; a plain plinth below the crown. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC. (£150 - £200)
Formed in 1860 with the HQ at Wakefield, became the 5th West York Rifle Volunteer Corps in 1880 and the 1st Volunteer Battalion, The King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire) in 1883.
235     Indian Army. 127th Baluch Light Infantry Officer’s 1913 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped example by J & Co. (Jennens) bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by a crown resting on a scroll “Queen Mary’s Own”, a Maltese cross with balls to the tips; to the centre “127” resting within a crescent inscribed “Baluch Light Infantry”. The outer edge of the arms of the cross bearing honours “Delhi” “Afghanistan 1879-80” “Burma 1885-87” “Abyssinia”. a cross the base of the wreath, an ornate scroll “British East Africa 1897 1899. Four screw posts to reverse, complete with backing plate with matching hallmarks. VGC (£400 - £600)
236     Sind Volunteer Rifle Corps Victorian Officer’s 1880 hallmarked silver pouch belt plate.
A fine example by TBW bearing Birmingham hallmarks. Within a laurel wreath surmounted by an Imperial crown on a blank tablet, an applied oval inscribed “Sind Volunteer Rifle Corps”; strung bugle to centre. Three screw posts to reverse.VGC (£300 - £400)
237     1st Sussex Volunteer Rifle Corps Victorian Officer’s pouch belt plate.
A good silver plated example. Within a crowned oak wreath, a separate circlet inscribed “First Sussex Volunteer Rifle Corps”, the centre with two fish (part of the Arms of Brighton). Four screw posts to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
HQ at Brighton.
238     South African. Maritzburg Rifles pre 1889 helmet plate / pouch belt plate.
A fine die-stamped white metal example. Crowned Maltese cross, with lions between the arms, bearing circlet “Maritzburg Rifles” with Arms to voided centre. Two screw posts to reverse. VGC (Owen 381) (£150 - £200)
239     1st VB King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) Officer’s pouch belt plate 1883-1887.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example. Resting in a laurel wreath, a crowned Garter; to the centre, a rose within curled bugle. To the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The South Yorkshire Regiment” with supplementary scroll below “1st Volunteer Battalion”. Four screw posts to reverse. Generally VGC (£200 - £300)
HQ at Wakefield. King’s Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regt) redesignated King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1887.
240     2nd VB East Surrey Regiment Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1887-1901.
A very fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example of crowned Maltese cross pattern with lions between the arms. To the centre, within a circlet “East Surrey Regt. 2nd Volr. Batn”, the Arms of Guildford. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
HQ St. George’s Road, Wimbledon. Transferred to Territorial Force as 5th Bn. 1st April 1908.
241     Rifle Brigade Militia post 1881 OR’s helmet plate.
A good die-stamped blackened brass example. Within a Guelphic crowned laurel wreath, a Maltese cross, balls to the points, lions between the arms. On the cross, a circlet inscribed “Rifle Brigade”, to the centre a crowned strung bugle. Across the base of the wreath, a scroll inscribed “The Prince Consort’s Own”. Three loops to reverse. Complete with black velvet backing. VGC (£80 - £120)
Worn by 5th Bn (late 2nd R. Tower Hamlets Militia), 6th (late Longford Rifles), 7th (late 1st R. Tower Hamlets Militia), 8th (late Leitrim Rifles) and 9th (late Westmeath Rifles).
242     King’s Royal Rifle Corps OR’s 1883-93 helmet plate.
A good die-stamped blackened brass example. Maltese cross surmounted by a Victorian Crown resting on a tablet inscribed “Celer et Audax”. On the cross, a circlet inscribed “The King’s Royal Rifle Corps”, to the centre a strung bugle. The arms of the cross bearing honours to “Tel-el-Kebir”. Three loops to reverse. GC (KK 269) (£30 - £50)
243     Irish. The Royal Irish Rifles, Militia Battalions, OR’s helmet plate circa 1881-1890.
A good die-stamped blackened brass example in . Shamrock sprays support at the top a crown over a scroll, “Quis Separabit”, and at the bottom the Sphinx with “Egypt” plinth over a scroll, “Royal Irish Rifles” and below this a strung bugle horn. In the centre the Harp and Maid. Two out of three loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
In 1881 the Militia Battalions comprised the former Royal North Down, Royal Antrim, Royal South Down and Louth Regiments.
244     10th (Chichester) Sussex Rifle Volunteers shako plate circa 1860.
A very fine and exceedingly scarce die-stamped blackened brass example. Resting in a laurel wreath, a crowned oval “10th Sussex Rifles”; strung bugle to centre. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£250 - £300)
Formed 1st March, 1860 at Chichester.
245     Scottish. 10th Company (Civil Service), 1st City of Edinburgh RVC forage cap badge circa 1860-68.
A fine rare die-stamped blackened brass example being Royal Arms resting on scroll “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit” with St. Andrew and cross between the tail of the Garter and scroll. Two loops (pinched) to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
Formed 31st August 1859.
246     7th Yorkshire, West Riding Rifle Volunteer Corps (Leeds), an NCO’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-1887.
A fine and very scarce example in blackened brass and silver plate, crowned sprays of laurel and oak leaves enclose a circle, “Leeds Volunteer Rifles”. In the centre a silver shield bearing the arms of the city, at the base of the leaf sprays a scroll, “Pro Rege Et Lege”. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC. (£150 - £200)
Formed in 1859 as the 11th Corps, in May 1860 this corps absorbed the 22nd (“Woollen”) Corps and in July as a result of regrouping the Corps became the 7th YWRRVC, becoming the 3rd Volunteer Battalion P.W.O. (West Yorkshire Regiment).
247     Scottish. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), Militia Battalions, OR’s helmet plate circa 1881-1890.
A very fine die-stamped blackened brass example. Thistle sprays surmounted by a Guelphic crown, within the sprays a mullet over a strung bugle horn. On the right hand thistle spray a Dragon of China over a plain plinth, on the left hand spray the Sphinx over a plain plinth, at the base of the thistles a scroll, “The Scottish Rifles”. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Hamilton. The two militia battalions were formed from the former 2nd Royal Lanark Militia, a double battalion.
248     Lincoln Rifle Volunteers Victorian Sergeants’s pouch belt plate.
A fine and scarce die-stamped blackened brass example. Crowned oak wreath resting on a scroll inscribed “Ready”; to the centre, the shield from the Arms of Lincoln. Three screw posts to reverse. GC (£200 - £250)
249     Dorset Rifle Volunteers Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-87
A good die-stamped blackened brass example. Crowned Maltese cross with lions between the arms. To the voided centre, within a circlet inscribed “Pro patria”, a strung bugle. Top arm of the cross inscribed “Dorset”, the left “Rifle”, the right “Volrs.” with fasces to bottom arm. Three loops to reverse. VGC (£60 - £80)
250     4th (Chippenham) Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers Officer’s waist belt clasp circa 1860.
A very fine and rare blackened example with matching numbers to both halves. Circlet inscribed “Wiltshire Rifles”; seeded centre bearing crowned IV resting on a bugle. Universal pattern rococo ends. VGC (£200 - £300)
Formed at Chippenham 16th February 1860.
251     2nd (Trowbridge) Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-80.
A fine and scarce die-stamped blackened brass example. Crowned Maltese cross with lions between the arms, to the centre within a circlet “Wiltshire Rifle Volunteers”, a strung bugle. Three loops (pinched) to reverse. Generally VGC. (£100 - £150)
Formed at Trowbridge 16th February 1860. Became a VB of the Dorsetshire Regt. on 1st July 1881 but only designated 1st VB on 1st December 1887.
252     Irish. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons Victorian Officer’s undress sabretache ornament.
A fine gilt example comprising crowned VR cypher with “VI” at the base all resting on scroll “Inniskilling Dragoons”. Mounted on the cypher, in silver, the Castle of Inniskilling on a tablet “Inniskilling”. Three screw posts to reverse. Slight polishing to Castle, gilt fresh. (£80 - £120)
253     Irish. 6th Dragoons / 5th Inniskilling DG Officer’s charger’s bit boss.
A good scarce die-cast gilt example. Within a crowned strap inscribed “Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum”; the Castle of Inniskilling in nickel. Two copper rivets to reverse. Slight polishing to Castle’s highpoints. GC (£50 - £75)
5th Inniskilling DG amalgamated with 6th Inniskilling Dragoons in 1922 redesignated 5th Inniskilling DG in 1927
254     South African. Border Mounted Rifles Officer’s charger’s ear boss circa 1902-13.
A fine and scarce die-stamped gilt metal circular example with raised ornate border. Nickel crowned “BMR” cypher to centre. Large loop to accommodate strap to reverse. Complete with leather backing. VGC (Owen 486) (£50 - £75)
255     Scottish. 31st Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers post 1861 shako plate.
A fine and scarce die-stamped brass example. Resting in a thistle wreath, an oval “Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers”; stencilled numerals, “31” in the centre. Two the base of the wreath, a tri-part scroll “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit”. Two loops (pinched) to reverse. VGC (£150 - £200)
Formed from leather workers in Glasgow 21st December 1859.
256     Yorkshire or Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps, OR’s shako plate, circa 1861-1868.
A two part plate in die-stamped white metal being a crowned eight-pointed star with a single mount comprising a coiled bugle with a rose within the coil. Two loops to reverse. Star ray finials distorted. GC. (£50 - £80)
257     6th (Ely) Cambridgeshire Rifle Volunteer Corps Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1860-70.
A fine and very scarce unmarked silver example. Within a Crowned laurel wreath, mounted on a backing plate, an ornate cypher over a floreated numeral “6”. Three screw posts to reverse, each complete with original washer and nut. VGC (£150 - £200)
6th Corps formed at Ely on 11th July 1860.
258     Scottish. Argyll & Bute Rifles Militia, Officer’s shako plate 1859-1861.
An excessively rare silver plated multi-part example. Upon a crowned Thistle star a circular strap, “Argyll & Bute Rifles”, in the centre on a domed disc St. Andrew and his Cross. Two replaced loops to reverse. VGC. (£400 - £600)
HQ. Oban, the Argyll & Bute Militia were converted to Rifles in 1859 but became Militia Artillery in 1861.
259     1st Devon Militia, Officer’s shako plate 1861-1868 pattern.
A very scarce and fine quality example being a plated eight pointed crowned star, this mounted with a title circle, “Semper Fidelis Devon”. In the centre on a ground of black leather Exeter Castle over a floreated “1”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£200 - £250)
HQ. Exeter. in 1881 became the 4th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment.
260     Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert’s Own), Officer’s pouch badge circa 1860-1901.
A gilt die-cast example showing the QVC over script capital “LYC” with a tripart scroll below, “Prince Albert’s Own”. (£60 - £80)
261     Royal Fusiliers Volunteer Bns. Officer’s fur cap grenade circa 1902-08.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example. The ball mounted with crowned pierced Garter on a blue translucent enamel ground. Silvered rose to centre. White Horse of Hanover applied beneath the tail of the Garter. Two loops to reverse. Generally VGC. (£150 - £200)
262     Leicestershire Yeomanry (Prince Albert’s Own), Officer’s part sabretache badge, circa 1844-1870.
A good die-stamped silver plated example showing script capitals, “LYC” over a tripart scroll, “Prince Albert’s Own”, Four loops to reverse. The “Y” and “C” with small fracture. GC. (£60 - £80)
263     Canadian. 36th (Peel) Battalion of Canadian Militia, Officer’s forage cap badge circa 1902-1920.
A very fine and scarce bullion and silk thread embroidered example, a KC over “36” with a very ornate scroll running through and finishing at the base of the numerals, “Pro Aris Et Focis” “Peel”. The crown in gold thread crimson velvet and coloured silks the numerals in gold bullion thread and the scroll in crimson and lilac silks with gold thread lettering. The whole mounted on a blue cloth backing. Minute mothing to the edges of the navy backing otherwise VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Brampton, Ontario. The regiment was raised in 1866 and comprised 9 companies by 1873.
264     Indian Army. 9th Madras Native Infantry Victorian Officer’s helmet plate.
A good scarce die-stamped silvered example. Within an open laurel wreath, a crowned strap with gilt wash bearing Indian inscription, dhow in full sail to centre. The base of the wreath entwined with gilt washed scroll inscribed “Carnatic Sholinghur Mysore Ava Pegu”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£100 - £150)
Redesignated 69th Punjabis in 1903; became part of 2nd Bn. 2nd Punjab Regiment in 1922.
265     Scottish / Canadian. Black Watch of Canada Officer’s colour belt plate.
A good scarce EIIR example. Seeded gilt rectangular plate mounted with small silvered Star of the Order of the Thistle, mounted with gilt thistle wreath and crowned oval bearing the motto of the Order of the Thistle (Lacessit). To the centre, silvered St. Andrew and the Cross. To the left of the Crown, a silver scroll inscribed “The Black”; to the right, another inscribed “Watch”. Below the wreath a multipart silvered scroll inscribed “Royal Highland Regiment of Canada”. Reverse retains original fixings of two flat bars. Generally VGC (£80 - £120)
266     17th (Leicestershire) Regiment, OR’s glengarry badge circa 1874-1881.
A good die-stamped brass example showing the Royal Tiger over “17” (KK 449). Two brass loops to reverse. VGC. (£40 - £60)
267     Welsh. Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) EIIR Officer’s pouch badge
A very fine and scarce example. Die-cast gilt crowned EIIR cypher mounted with silvered Prince of Wales’s plumes and motto with gilt coronet. Two screw posts to reverse. VGC (£50 - £100)
268     Royal Irish Rifles, Field Officer’s horse harness badge circa 1881-1901.
A very scarce example in heavy die-cast plated white metal, being a Guelphic crown over a circular strap, “Royal Irish Rifles”, in the centre on a domed ground a strung bugle horn. Two heavy plain bolt fasteners. (£80 - £120)
269     South African. Transvaal Prison Department, Official’s waist belt plate circa 1902-47.
A very large rectangular plated white metal back plate (10.4cm x 8.2cm) this with engraved border decoration. Mounted in the centre a KC circular badge in gilding metal, on the circle, “His Majesty’s Prisons Department”, across the voided centre, “Transvaal”. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. VGC. (£70 - £100)
270     17th (Leicestershire) Regiment, Bandsman’s glengarry badge circa 1878-1881.
A good die-stamped silver plated brass example showing a crown over a circle of laurels, this pierced to read, “Leicestershire Regiment”, in the centre on a domed disc the Royal Tiger with ‘Hindoostan’ scroll above and ‘17’ below. (KK 448 style). Original pin fastener. VGC. (£60 - £80)
271     The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, Officer’s waist belt and clasp circa 1881-1901.
A good white leather belt retaining silver and gilt clasp with matching benchmarks to both halves. Circlet inscribed “The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry”; seeded gilt centre mounted with silver Royal Ducal coronet over a strung bugle horn; acorn ends. Minor service wear. GC (Ryan 199). (£100 - £150)
274     Indian Army. 33rd Native Infantry Officer’s waist belt clasp.
A good rare gilt example of special pattern with matching benchmarks to both halves. Mounted on a gilt disc a cut silver star bearing gilt laurel wreath on “Cochin” scroll; resting in the wreath, a crowned oval strap “Regiment” with “XXXIII” to centre. Ornate oakleaf ends. Traces of red wax to centre, minor wear to gilt. GC (£200 - £300)
Battle of Cochin 1809.
276     1st Huntington Light Horse (Duke of Manchester’s) 1860’s helmet plate.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silvered example worn on the black leather helmet. Ducal crowned “MV” cypher resting on bi-part scroll “1st or Duke of Manchester’s”. One screw post and six blades to reverse. Fracture between cypher and scroll on right side. GC (KK 1592) (£200 - £300)
This is the actual piece photographed as No. 1592 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”. See “Light Horse and Mounted Rifle Volunteers 1860-1901” by W.Y.Carman, for illustration of plate on helmet between page 78 and 79.
293     40th West York Rifle Volunteers, OR’s waist belt clasp circa 1863-80
A fine and very rare example based on the regular army’s 1855 OR’s pattern. the two parts in blackened brass or iron, on the title circle, “West York Rifle Volunteers” on the raised centre in silver plate, “40”. Matching bench marks “17”. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ . Hoyland Nether and comprising part of the 4th Administrative Battalion, West York Rifle Volunteers.
275     Indian Army. 24th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry pagri badge.
A good cast white metal pre 1903 example. Within a strap “Baluchistan”, crossed Indian muskets with “2” in the left angle and “4” in the right. Stout pagri pin to reverse. GC (£50 - £75)
Redesignated 124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry in 1903.
273     Kent Rifles 19th century OR’s shako plate.
A good scarce die struck example. Blackened brass elongated eight pointed star bearing oval inscribed “Kent Rifles”; applied White Horse of Kent to centre. Two loops to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
277     (2nd) South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.
A die-stamped blackened brass example. Crowned Maltese cross, with lions between the arms, bearing circlet “South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers”, in the voided centre a shield bearing the county arms of three seaxes. Three loops to reverse. Some distortion. (£40 - £60)
HQ at Walham Green, attached KRRC. Became 10th Battalion, The London Regiment in 1908.
278     (2nd) South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1878-1901.
A die-stamped silvered example of crowned star pattern with applied circlet “South Middlesex Rifle Volunteers”, the centre mounted with a shield bearing the county arms of three seaxes. Two screw posts too reverse. Holes to centre between shield and circlet. (£40 - £60)
HQ at Walham Green, attached KRRC. Became 10th Battalion, The London Regiment in 1908.
279     Somerset Light Infantry Victorian OR’s helmet plate circa 1881-1901.
A good die-stamped brass example. Universal pattern crowned star plate bearing laurel wreath, mounted with detachable circlet inscribed “Somersetshire”; within the circlet, a strung bugle surmounted by a Mural crown with “Jellalabad” scroll above, within the bugle strings a Sphinx. Two loops to reverse of star, four (bent) to centre. GC (£40 - £60)
280     Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Gentleman Cadet’s post 1878 helmet plate.
A good gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with full laurel wreath and pierced strap “Nec Aspera Terrent” on a blue enamel ground; VR Cypher to centre set on red translucent ground. Three loops to reverse. Some wear to gilt. GC (KK 1070) (£60 - £80)
281     Norfolk Regiment OR’s helmet plate circa 1902-14.
A good scarce die-stamped brass example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and mounted with non-detachable circlet inscribed “Norfolk”; to the centre, the seated figure of Britannia (as KK 366) in white metal. Three loops to reverse. GC (£50 - £75)
282     Royal Engineers Officer’s helmet plate circa 1901-14.
A good scarce die-stamped gilt example. Royal Arms with scroll below “Ubique” all resting on tri-part scroll “Quo fas et gloria ducunt”. Two loops to reverse. Wear to gilt otherwise GC. (£50 - £75)
283     Royal Army Medical Corps post 1901 Officer’s helmet plate.
A fine die-stamped example. Gilt Royal Arms, pierced around the shield, with tri-part scroll below inscribed “Royal Army Medical Corps”. Three loops to reverse. VGC (KK 1003) (£40 - £60)
284     First Regiment of Life Guards, NCO’s guidon belt buckle.
A very heavy cast brass unfinished example, the ornate outline decorated with oak sprays and, “First Regt Of Life Guards” and “1660”. Centre bar present. Not gilded. GC. (£30 - £50)
285     Royal Malta Militia OR’s helmet plate circa 1889-1914.
A good die-stamped brass example. Crowned Maltese cross, the arms overlaid with a white metal four part scroll inscribed “Royal Malta Militia MDCCC”. Three loops to reverse. GC (£30 - £50)
286     13th Foot (Somersetshire) OR’s shako plate circa 1869-78.
A good die-stamped brass example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with the numerals “13”. Two loops to reverse. VGC (£40 - £60)
287     24th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers, Officer’s shako/kepi badge circa 1860-70.
A fine and scarce die-stamped silver plated example being a small oval strap, “Middlesex Rifle Volunteers” set upon sprays of oak leaves, in the voided centre, “24”. Two small blades on the reverse (one missing) to secure a piece of velvet or cloth. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Uxbridge formed in 1860 and forming part of the 8th (South West Middlesex) Corps in 1880. In 1887 became the 2nd Volunteer Battalion The Middlesex Regiment.
288     6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) OR’s helmet plate circa 1871-1914.
A good die-stamped example. White metal star mounted with brass Garter; to the centre, a white metal “6” on a black leather ground. Four screw posts to reverse. GC (£60 - £80)
6th DG wore gilt metal helmets with white plumes.
289     11th Middlesex (St. George’s) Rifle Volunteers, Officer’s glengarry/shako badge circa 1874-78.
A fine quality two part badge in silver plate, comprising a crown over St. George slaying the Dragon. Two loops to reverse of each item. VGC. (£40 - £60)
HQ. 15 Mill Street, regent Street, London. Formed in 1860 becoming the 6th (St. George’s) corps in 1880 amalgamating with the 1st Middlesex Corps in 1892.
290     Cheshire Regiment OR’s helmet plate circa 1902-14.
A good die-stamped brass example. Universal pattern crowned star plate bearing laurel wreath, mounted with detachable circlet inscribed “Cheshire”; within the circlet, an eight pointed star bearing Princes of Wales’s plumes in white metal. Two loops to reverse of star, four to centre. GC (£40 - £60)
291     East Surrey Regiment, 3rd Volunteer Battalion, OR’s helmet plate circa 1887-1901.
A good die-stamped blackened brass example. Crown over a Bath style cross, in the centre an eight pointed star bearing the castle from the arms of Guildford, on a title circle, “East Surrey 3rd Volr. Battn.”. On the outer arms of the cross appear the town names, “Kingston Richmond Chertsey Esher”. Three loops to reverse. GC. (£60 - £80)
HQ. Kingston-on-Thames.
292     Scottish. Civilian Plaid Brooch.
A fine quality example in silver plate, the quoit with finely raised thistle sprays and the Royal crown of Scotland at the top, in the voided centre a family crest being a demi-lion rampant issuing from a cap of maintenance. Original stout pin fastener. VGC. (£80 - £120)
272     13th (Bury St. Edmunds) Suffolk Rifle Volunteers OR’s waist belt clasp circa 1860.
A good rare blackened example with non-matching numbers to both halves. Circlet being a strap inscribed “Bury St. Edmunds Rifle Volunteers; the centre bearing the Arms of Bury. Plain ends. VGC (£100 - £150)
Formed at Bury St. Edmunds 11th May 1860.
294     Scottish. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 4th Volunteer Battalion, pipers’ plaid brooch
circa 1887-1908.

A plain silver plated quoit mounted with the double headed eagle, Paschal Lamb shield and motto, ‘Pro Rege Lege Et Grege”, being the arms of the City of Perth, stout pin fastener. (£80 - £120)
HQ. Perth.
295     Irish. The Connaught Rangers, OR’s glengarry badge, regimental pattern circa 1881-1897.
A very scarce die-stamped gilding metal example, being a single stamping and showing a QVC over a circle, “Connaught Rangers”, in the centre a narrow Harp with a scroll below, “Quis Separabit”. Two loops to reverse, one replaced. VGC. (£60 - £80)
296     Irish. The Royal Irish Regiment, OR’s regimental helmet plate 1881-1901.
A scarce example in gilding metal being die-struck in one piece. Crowned star and laurel pattern back plate, the raised centre, “Royal Irish” enclosing a crowned Harp. Three “HPC” type loops to reverse. Toned. GC. (£80 - £120)
297     Irish. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. OR’s glengarry badge 1881-1897.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example being a fused grenade with a castle on the ball within a circle, “Inniskilling”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£25 - £35)
298     The Prince Albert’s (Somersetshire Light Infantry) 4th or 5th Battalion, Officer’s helmet plate 1908-1914.
A very fine and rare example in multi-part silver plate. A crowned eight-pointed star back plate with standard laurel and Garter overlay, in the centre on a blue cloth ground a scroll, “South Africa 1900-01” over a mural crown and a strung bugle horn below, across the strings a silver Sphinx with a plain plinth. At the base of the laurels a scroll, “Somersetshire Light Infantry”. The reverse marked to “Hobson & Sons London”. Three loops to reverse. VGC. (£250 - £350)
The former 1st and 2nd Volunteer Battalions were embodied during the South African War and were awarded the honour shown on the badge. In 1908 many new TF Battalions opted on economic grounds to stay with their old silver lace and appointments.
299     Scottish. 99th (Lanarkshire) regiment, OR’s helmet plate 18781-1881.
A good quality two part die-stamped brass example. A crowned eight-pointed star back plate with laurels and Garter. The detachable centre “99” mounted on two bars fits over the two reverse fasteners. VGC. (£70 - £90)
300     13th (1st Somersetshire) (Prince Albert’s Light Infantry), Senior NCO’s shako plate 1869-78.
A very scarce good quality die-stamped example in gilded brass. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “13”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£70 - £100)
301     22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, Senior NCO’s shako plate 1869-78.
A good quality well defined gilded brass die-stamped example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “22”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£60 - £80)
302     61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment, Senior NCO’s shako plate 1869-78.
A fine quality and well defined gilded brass example. Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “61”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
303     35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment, OR’s shako plate 1969-1878.
A good quality die-stamped brass example. Standard crown, laurels and Garter with stencilled numerals, “35”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£70 - £100)
304     17th (Leicestershire) Regiment, NCO’s shako plate 1869-78.
A scarce good quality and well defined die-stamped brass example (lacking gilt wash). Within a crowned laurel wreath the Garter, the seeded centre pierced with stencilled numerals “17”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£70 - £100)
305     Indian/Irish. 109th (Bombay Infantry), OR’s shako plate, 1969-1878.
A good quality die-stamped gilding metal example. Standard crown, laurels and Garter with stencilled numerals, “109”. Two loops to reverse. VGC. (£80 - £120)
306     Scottish. Gordon Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s shoulder belt plate.
A good example Wm. Anderson & Sons, Military Outfitters comprising a burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver Thistle Star. To the centre, a Stag’s head and Coronet within a title strap with thistle spray base. Above the centre, an applied Sphinx resting on a tablet inscribed “Egypt”; below the centre, the Tiger on a tablet inscribed “India”. Reverse retains original fixings, comprising two hooks at the top and two studs at the bottom. Generally VGC (£200 - £300)
307     Scottish. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders post 1881 Officer’s shoulder belt plate.
A good example comprising a burnished gilt rectangular plate mounted with silver myrtle wreath interlaced with a wreath of butcher’s broom; within the myrtle wreath, a Boar’s head on a scroll inscribed “Ne Obliviscaris”; within the wreath of butcher’s broom , the Cat on a scroll inscribed “Sans Peur”. A label of three points above the Boar and Cat. Above the wreaths, the Coronet of Princess Louise with scroll below inscribed “Princess Louise”; below the wreaths, a scroll inscribed “Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders”. Reverse complete with two hooks and two studs. Slight wear to gilt. GC (£200 - £300)
308     London Irish Rifles post 1905 Officer’s pouch belt plate.
A very fine and scarce die-cast silvered example. Within a Crowned shamrock wreath, an applied Harp and scroll inscribed “South Africa 1900-02”. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (£200 - £300)
Designed by one of the founder members of the Corps, Samuel Lover, an Irish poet and author.
309     11th County of London (Finsbury Rifles) pouch belt plate.
A good die-stamped white metal post 1908 NCO’s example. Maltese cross surmounted by a Crown resting on a tablet “South Africa 1900-02”; “Pro aris et focis” inscribed on the arms. To the voided centre, a strung bugle within a circlet inscribed “Finsbury Rifles”. Three screw posts to reverse. VGC (see KK 1834 for pattern) (£100 - £150)
310     WWI Royal Naval Air Service RNAS Armoured Car Squadron badge.
A good scarce die-stamped bronze example. Crowned oval bearing Talbot armoured car with the letters “RNAS” above and laurel spray below. Retains both original loops to reverse. GC (KK 1160) (£60 - £80)
311     Royal Naval Division Chief Petty Officer’s cap badge circa 1915-18.
A fine die-stamped dark bronze example. Crowned roped circlet bearing fouled anchor. Two blades to reverse. VGC (KK 1159) (£80 - £120)
312     3rd (West Ham) VB Essex Regiment OR’s glengarry badge circa 1883-96.
A good die-stamped brass example. Within a crowned circlet “Essex 3rd Volr. Battn”, a Sphinx on blank tablet atop a two tower castle resting on “Montis Insignia Calpe” scroll. Two loops to reverse. Generally VGC. (£50 - £75)
HQ at West Ham.
313     1st VB South Lancashire Regiment OR’s glengarry badge circa 1886-96.
A good scarce die-stamped white metal example. Within a crowned circlet “South Lancashire 1st Volr. Battn.”, the Sphinx on “Egypt” tablet. Three loops (bent) to reverse. GC (£50 - £75)
HQ at Warrington.
314     Scots Guard’s EIIR Piper’s waist belt plate.
A fine chromed example. Rectangular plate with with canted corners mounted with thistle wreath. Within the wreath, a Thistle Star bearing EIIR Cypher to centre. Fixed belt loop present, detachable belt loop now absent. VGC (£30 - £50)
315     Scottish. Edinburgh City Artillery Volunteers busby plume holder.
A good scarce pre 1908 die-stamped white metal example. Flaming grenade, the ball bearing the Arms of Edinburgh within a strap inscribed “Edinburgh City Artillery “; the grenade rests on a scroll inscribed “Volunteers”. Reverse with provision for plume and two loop fasteners. VGC (KK 827) (£80 - £120)
316     Scottish. 1st Fifeshire Artillery Volunteers OR’s helmet plate circa 1878-1901.
A good scarce die-stamped brass example. Royal Arms with scroll below inscribed “1st”. Below the scroll, a gun resting on a scroll “Fifeshire Volunteer Artillery”. Three loops to reverse. GC (£100 - £150)
317     Royal Irish Rangers and Ulster Defence Regiment Piper’s headdress badges.
The first being a silvered Maid of Erin Harp surmounted by a gilt Crown and resting on a gilt scroll inscribed “Royal Irish Rangers”. Four loops to reverse. VGC ... the second a gilt crowned Maid of Erin Harp. Three loops to reverse. Both VGC and complete with backing plates. (2 items) (£40 - £60)
318     Scottish. Dumbartonshire Volunteers late Victorian waist belt clasp.
A good nickel example. Within a thistle wreath, a circlet inscribed “Dumbartonshire Volunteers”; centre bearing elephant and howdah on lined ground. Universal pattern rococo ends. VGC (£100 - £150)
319     1st Bn. Hampshire Rifle Volunteers Victorian glengarry badge.
A fine and rare die-stamped blackened brass example. Superimposed on a Maltese cross with ball finials, a crowned strap inscribed “1st Hants. Battalion” with rose to centre. Two loops to reverse. GC (£150 - £200)
320     3rd Hampshire Rifle Volunteers Officer’s waist belt clasp.
A fine and scarce silvered example Hobson & Sons, Lt. Windmill St, London. Circlet inscribed “3rd Hants. Rifle Volunteers”; centre mounted the Arms of Southampton. Universal pattern rococo ends. GC (£80 - £120)
321     King’s Liverpool Regiment Officer’s helmet plate circa 1901-11.
A scarce gilt example of universal crowned star pattern mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the centre with “Nec Aspera Terrent” over the White Horse of Hanover set on a crimson velvet ground. To the top of the wreath an applied silver scroll “The King’s”, to the base of the wreath, an applied silver tri-part scroll “The Liverpool Regiment” . Two of three loops to reverse (one AF). Gilt worn. (KK 229) (£200 - £300)
This is the actual piece photographed as No. 229 in “Head-dress Badges of the British Army”.
322     4th Admin Bn. Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers OR’s helmet plate circa 1880-83.
A good scarce die-stamped white metal example of crowned star pattern bearing laurel wreath and strap inscribed “4th A.B. Staffordshire Rifle Volunteers”; to the centre, a Stafford Knot. Two loops to reverse. Small fracture to base of crown otherwise GC. (£150 - £200)
HQ at Wolverhampton. Redesignated 3rd VB South Staffordshire Regiment in May, 1883.
323     Rifle Brigade Officer’s silver pagri badge circa 1903-10.
A very fine and scarce unmarked die-cast example. Resting in a laurel wreath bearing four part Crimean honours scroll, a Maltese cross surmounted by a crown on “Waterloo” tablet. The arms of the cross bear numerous honours; to the centre, within a circlet “Rifle Brigade”, a crowned strung bugle. Between the lower arm of the cross and the wreath, a scroll “Peninsula”. Stout pagri pin to reverse (actual shank absent). Slight polishing to central highpoints. Generally VGC. (£80 - £120)
324     Queen’s West Surrey Regiment pagri flash.
A good scarce example. Black cloth diamond with small red felt rectangle to centre bearing white embroidered “QUEEN’S”. VGC (£40 - £60)
325     Six pre 1922 Irish brass shoulder titles.
CONN.RANGERS ... CONNAUGHT ... CR ... RR ... R-I ... ROYAL IRISH (loops absent). GC (£40 - £50)
326     QO West Kent Yeomanry Cavalry Victorian Officer’s charger’s breast badge.
A good scarce die-cast gilt metal example comprising a crowned strap “Queen’s own West Kent Yeomanry Cavalry ”; to the centre, silvered White Horse of Kent. None of the five blades to reverse are present. Generally VGC (£60 - £100)
327     Hertfordshire Yeomanry Cavalry Victorian Officer’s charger’s breast badge.
A good scarce die-cast gilt metal example comprising a crowned strap “Herts Yeomanry Cavalry ”; to the centre, the Hart crossing the ford on black painted ground. None of the five blades to reverse are present. Two lead soldered loops for display mounting. GC (£60 - £100)
335     Irish. Royal Ulster Constabulary framed display of Pipe Band Insignia.
An attractively displayed set circa 1953-2001 comprising : plaid brooch ... glengarry badge ... Drummer’s cross belt plate ... kilt pin ... feather bonnet badge ... pair of collar badges ... four buttons ... Drum Major’s waist belt plate and Band waist belt plate. Framed and glazed. VGC (£150 - £200)
Formed from Royal Irish Constabulary in 1922. Redesignated and reformed as Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2001.
336     Selection of military Cyclist brooches etc.
Army Cyclist Corps : silver ... silver & enamel ... silver plate & enamel ... bronze lapel badge ... brass & enamel lapel with three blue chevrons below. Brass Kent Cyclists ... Highland Cyclist Bn cycle wheel fob with Royal Scots central device. Royal Artillery cap badge (Canadian style) ... RA brass collar badge. (9 items) (£80 - £120)
337     Royal Yacht Royal Navy Rating’s Cap Tallies.
Comprising: a King’s Crown example, bowed & Tied. ... Post 1953 example full length. Each tally with watered silk effect. GC (2 items) (£40 - £60)
338     Indian Army. Buttons and Shoulder Titles.
124th Duchess of Connaught’s Own Baluchistan Infantry : 4 x 124. BALUCHISTAN shoulder titles ... a 1891-1901 button ... 2 x 1903-22 buttons.
126th Baluchistan Infantry : 1901-03 Tunic button ... cap button ... 5 large & 1 small 1903-22 tunic buttons.
127th Queen Mary’s Own Baluch Light Infantry : bugle / 127. Baluch shoulder title ... 10 x 1903-22 parade dress ball buttons (white metal with curled bugle) ... 10 1903-22 brass tunic buttons and two similar small white metal.
129th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis : Red cord boss with silvered ... 4 x 129 / BALUCHIS brass shoulder titles ... 2nd Baluch Regt Officer’s tunic button (1846-1885) ... Crowned cypher button and two plain ball buttons.
130th Duke of Connaught’s Own Baluchis (Jacob’s Rifles) : 7 x 100 / POW plumes / BALUCHIS shoulder titles ... 2 ball buttons.
(£80 - £120)
339     5 x Royal Horse Artillery closed back gilt buttons.
No back mark. VGC. (5 items) (£40 - £60)
340     20 assorted WW2 plastic / Bakelite economy cap badges.
Royal Ulster Rifles ... RAC ... Pioneer Corps ... KSLI ... RA ... RA Grenade ... Hampshire (no blades) .. York & Lancs ... General List ... DCLI (distorted) ... RAMC ... Rifle Brigade ... Essex ... Recce ... Welch (no blades) ... RAF (OR’s) ... 2 x DLI ... Home Guard Auxiliaries ... Polish Army. (20 items) (£100 - £200)
341     10 post 1908 brass “T” shoulder titles.
T / 3 / MONMOUTHSHIRE ... T / 4 / R. LANCASHIRE ... T / 4 / NORTHAMPTON ... T / 5 / E. LANCASHIRE ... T / 4 / LEICESTER ... T / 5 / LEICESTER ... T / 7 / W. RIDING ... T / 6 / W. RIDING ... T / 16 / LONDON (white metal) ... T / 8 / W. YORK / LEEDS RIFLES. (10 items) (£100 - £150)
342     10 brass shoulder titles.
T / 7 / W. YORK / LEEDS RIFLES ... T / 1 / MONMOUTHSHIRE ... T / 4 / ROYAL BERKS ... T / 4 / / bugle / SHROPSHIRE ... T / 6 / grenade / LF ... T / 8 / grenade / LF ... T / 5 / bugle / SOMERSET ... CAMBS / SUFFOLK (one loop absent) ... VR / HERTS ... QUEENS /2 / RWS (loops pinched). (10 items) (£100 - £150)
343     10 brass shoulder titles.
T / RFA / DORSET ... 2 / KEH ... LSH ... Y / SUFFOLK ... T / 4 / QER /ROYAL SCOTS (one loop absent) ... T / RFA / W. LANCASHIRE (white metal) ... QOOH (white metal)... 6/7 / BLACK WATCH ... CYCLIST ... NDH. (10 items) (£100 - £150)
344     10 brass shoulder titles.
T / CYCLIST ... KEH / KODR ... ECIY ... DEVON / & / DORSET ... PEMBROKE ... T / Y / W. SOMERSET (white metal) ... T / KING’S ... SHARPSHOOTERS ... LIVERPOOL / T / CAMERONS / SCOTTISH (oval) ... SRY. (10 items) (£100 - £150)
345     An interesting Selection of 1924 Wembley Exhibition and other exhibition Enamel Badges.
This selection of badges represent the 1924 Wembley Exhibition. ... 1951 Festival of Britain. ... 1938 Empire Exhibition etc. Most badges remain in good condition, (Approx 36 items) (£100 - £150)
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346     An interesting Large Selection of Motoring Car Makers Petrol Enamel Badges
An interesting selection covering 1940’s to the 1990’s. Including: Hillman, Jaguar, Bristol, Shell, Esso Gloster Wagon Co Ltd, Foden etc. Overall Good condition, some with chips to the enamel. (Approx 147 items) (£250 - £300)
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347     A Selection of WW2 Home Front Badges.
An interesting selection including National Savings, Warship week, Salute a solder, Rotal Aircraft Co, AID etc. Overall Good condition, some with chips to the enamel. (Approx 30 items) (£100 - £150)
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348     A Selection of WW1 & WW2 Home Front Badges.
An interesting selection including Railway service LMS, SR, GWR. ... On War Service various dates Thornycroft 1914 (Chipped) etc some with chips to the enamel. (Approx 37 items) (£150 - £200)
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349     A Selection of Red Cross Badges.
An interesting selection including Cap Badges, County Badges including Surrey, Suffolk, Fife. ... Shoulder Titles, buttons, etc. Overall GC (Approx. 58 badges plus titles & buttons) (£80 - £120)
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350     A Selection of Hospital and Nursing Badges.
An interesting selection including Chelmsford District School of Nursing, Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Dunstans Hospital, Hellingly Voluntary Service etc (Approx 56 items) (£150 - £200)
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