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Quartermaster On Furlough!

Well its time to head off for some R&R - the site is open for business as usual, but orders taken during my leave will now not be posted until 27th August at the earliest. Emails may get viewed and answered, but also without the usual alacrity. Enjoy the Summer!

The Quartermaster.

Code: 60213Price: On Request

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Napoleonic Manchester & Salford Volunteers Officers Large Tunic Button

Circa 21mm in diameter, open backed with fixed shank. Maker marked Hammond, Tuner & Dickinson (operated out of 100 Snowhill, Birmingham from 1790 to 1823) to reverse. Gilt to front now mainly worn back to the copper base but in very good and attractive condition. The letters M S V below a rose. Scarce. (It was their yeomanry colleagues who on the 16th August 1819 achieved infamy at the Peterloo massacre)


Code: 60212Price: 75.00 GBP

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WW1 First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ( FANY ) Large Bronze Tunic Button

Bronze finish in excellent condition. Backmarked Pitt & Co, 31 Maddox Street, London W. Fixed shank. 23mm in diameter.

Code: 60211Price: 10.00 GBP

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10th Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officers silver plated Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC )

A fine and scarce silvered example, worn circa 1876 - 1883, with matching benchmarks to each piece. Plain ends but a highly decorative figure 10 to the centre.

Formed at Ulverston in 1859 and became the 1st Volunteer Battalion The King' s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in 1883.


Code: 60210Price: 145.00 GBP

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8th ( Bury ) Lancashire Rifle Volunteers Officers Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC )

A small stunning rectangular gilt plate mounted with crowned circlet inscribed ' Lancashire Rifle Volunteers ' with seeded 8 mounted to domed centre. Both fixed and detachable loops still present. Gilt bright, but some light scratching to face of gilt plate otherwise in very good condition and scarce.

The 8th Bury corps was formed in 1859 and designated to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in 1883.


Code: 60209Price: 185.00 GBP

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Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Officers Blackened Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC )

Rare early Victorian blackened brass officers waist-belt clasp. A bugle horn surmounted by the crown to one half of a seeded rectangular plate with 'roped'border bearing a furled scroll, Norfolk Rifle Volunteers . The plate has plain belt loops and both halves bear matching benchmarks '48'. In stunning condition. Circa 1859 - 1872.


Code: 60208Price: 295.00 GBP

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1st Volunteer Battalion Leicestershire Regiment Waist Belt Clasp (WBC)

A white metal waist belt clasp, some service wear and polishing to high points, no benchmarks, but matching parts. Scarce.


Code: 60207Price: 125.00 GBP

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Scarce Volunteer Battalion Other Ranks White Metal Kings Crown Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC), 1902 - 1908

Not often encountered, a king's crown pattern other ranks volunteers WBC in white metal. Most units continued to wear the Victorian crown WBC, even after 1902. The two parts look as if the belong together but are not the best fit. Circa 9cm wide and 5.7cm tall.

Comm FB

Code: 60205Price: 35.00 GBP

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Life Boys Jersey Badge ( 1947 - 1966) and one part of a Life Saving Guards WBC, pre 1929

A Life Boy Jersey badge with original pin fitting, but the 'C' clasp is bent over pin and will need to be straightened (circa 5cm tall) plus the female half only of a brass waist belt plate to the Life Saving Guards.

The all brass version of the Life Boy Badge was worn on the blue jersey uniform and produced during the utility restrictions of 1947 to 1954, after which it became an option to the enamelled version, but continued to be worn up until 1966 when the Life Boys came to an end.

The LifeSaving Guards-Boys, or the Life Saving Scouts of the World, was a Boy Scouting organization that operated starting in 1910.

Salvation Army founder William Booth met with Baden-Powell for discussion about a possible Salvationist Scouting program. The Salvation Army thus began its Life Saving Scouts of the World in 1913 for boys and in 1915 a parallel organisation, Life-Saving Guards, for girls. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the BSA's rights to the "Scouting" service mark, several scouting organizations were forced to change their names. In 1918, the Life Saving Scouts changed its name to LifeSaving Guards-Boys which led to many Life Saving units transferring to the BSA. LifeSaving Guards-Boys leader began to press for affiliation with the BSA. In 1929, a special charter was granted to the Life Saving Guards-Boys from the BSA to join the two organizations together. A shame the other half is missing.

Comm FB

Code: 60203Price: 18.00 GBP

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Queen Alexandras Royal Army Nursing Corps ( QARANC ) White Metal Waist Belt Clasp ( WBC ) Buckle

Queen's crown maker marked on reverse Hobson & Son ( London ) Ltd, matching parts in very good condition. Circa 9cm wide and 5.5cm tall.

Code: 60206Price: 15.00 GBP

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