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69th Foot (South Lincolnshire Regiment / later 2nd Bn The Welsh Regiment ) Georgian Musicians Leather Pouch

Possibly a unique find in a very stiff glossy leather in good condition and with the number 69 below a Georgian style crown burnt into the leather ( I am sure there is probably a technical term for this!). Brass button retains the flap. Large retaining loop for wear on a waist belt in matching leather to the reverse. No stitching faults. Possible name to reverse but no longer able to work this out. A wonderful early item, museum quality. Circa 8 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide and 1 inch deep. Worn by bandsman / musician.

The 69th Foot were amalgamated with the 41st Foot (Welsh Regiment) in 1881, to form the Welsh / Welch Regiment's second battalion.

On account of it being leather there may be some countries I am unable to post this item to. Please bear this in mind if you live in a country with such restrictions before ordering it. I am unable to post this to the USA.

Comm GM

Code: 60681Price: 220.00 GBP

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Recent additions to Cavalry, Yeomanry and Infantry Sections

New additions today:

5th Lancers (Lambourne)
Norfolk Yeomanry (BP & Co Ld)
Welsh Horse
Pembroke Yeomanry

plus about 10 new badges in the Infantry Section this week.

Please note that these new additions do not appear as the latest items listed because each section is presented in order of precedence and therefore retains its original first listing number on my site.

The Quartermaster...

Code: 60609Price: On Request

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RNLI Royal National Lifeboat Institution Ladies Lifeboat Guild Brass and Enamel Brooch Pin Badge

King's crown to centre making this pre 1952, original pin fitting and c fitting (squashed over trapping the pin) maker marked. No damage to the enamel and in very good condition.

Comm FB

Code: 60552Price: 5.00 GBP

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Religious Lapel Button Badge celebrating Roman Catholic Pope Pius IX

Vintage religious lapel button badge which depicts Pope Pius IX - the longest serving pope 1846 - 1870. Some surface crazing, small at 19mm across, but an attractive religious collectable. Vatican history.

Code: 60384Price: 8.00 GBP

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WW2 - American Forces USA Ruptured Duck Brass Metal Insignia - Honourable Service Discharge Button Lapel Badge

The original Ruptured Duck was a cloth insignia depicting an eagle inside a wreath. It was worn on uniforms above the right breast pocket by WWII servicemen and women.
It was issued to US service personnel who were about to leave the military with an Honourable Discharge. It also allowed them to continue to wear their uniform for up to thirty days after they were discharged since there was a clothing shortage at that time. This showed the Military Police that they were in transit and not AWOL. Well, the boys thought the eagle looked more like a duck; and, because it meant they were going home, the popular saying was, "They took off like a Ruptured Duck"...hence the nickname.

The US Department of Defense awarded the button between September 1939 and December 1946 and it was made of gilt brass, except during metal shortages during which it was made of gilt plastic. Service members who received the plastic version were later allowed to trade it in for the brass version.


Code: 60383Price: 10.00 GBP

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The Northumberland Fusiliers Shooting Competition Prize Hallmarked Silver and Enamel Spoon - Attributed

13cm long. Reverse engraved on reverse as awarded to
"4269046 Fus. H. Walker, Score 75". Reverse also maker's mark R&S and Birmingham date letter H ( 1932 ). Enamel in excellent condition with no damage also spoon in good condition, slight tarnishing to silver but will polish up nicely. In near mint condition.


Code: 60381Price: 25.00 GBP

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WW1 - 2/7th Territorial Reserve Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Plated Tea Spoon dated 1916

An attractive and heavy maker marked silver plated tea spoon. Nicely engraved and no dings or dents, in fact almost mint. 13.2cm long. A real cracker.


Code: 60380Price: 25.00 GBP

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6th (Newcastle) Territorial Battalion The Northumberland Fusiliers Silver Plated Mess Napkin Rings

A lot of quantity three silver plated (unmarked) napkin rings from the 6th Territorial Battalion of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (HQ Newcastle ). Each one has been attractively engraved with the Regimental Crest. On the reverse they each have a unique number. Slight damage to edge of the reverse of the one numbered "18", otherwise in very good condition, some dark toning to silver but they polish up nicely with a sliver cloth. Each one is 4.1cm in diameter and 2.9cm tall.


Code: 60379Price: 30.00 GBP

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Historical Bronze Old Penny sized Medallion commemorating the Gigantic Wheel at Earls Court London in 1897

I have lightened the photos on this dark toned item so you can see the detail. Forerunner of the London Eye. This gigantic wheel was 284 feet in diameter and weighed 900 tons. it had 40 cars each capable of carrying 30 people and one could see Windsor castle from the top. All of this detail is on the reverse. Milled rim. Generally good condition.


Code: 60378Price: 8.00 GBP

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Pre WW1 Identity Disc Dog Tag - Sgt Colter 9th DLI - Later Captain in the Durham Light Infantry ( DLI )

This aluminium disc pattern of dog tag was issued to pre WW1, before the introduction of fibre versions and is in good condition on its original suspension string. it is stamped in capitals:


Supplied with copy of WW1 Index card (both sides) which confirms that Archibald Colter was eligible for the 1914-15 trio and eligible for a Silver War Badge (although I cannot find him on the roll), entering France on 18th April 1915. He was commissioned not long following his arrival in France as a Lieutenant on 6th August 1915 and ultimately attained the rank of Captain. His address is given as Thrunton House, St Albans Crescent, Windynook, Felling-on-Tyne, Gateshead, County Durham. The 9th Battalion DLI (Territorials) were HQ at Gateshead and had a company at Felling. Copy of WWI MIC to be provided. Scarce.

Comm FB

Code: 60358Price:

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