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Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Victorian / Edwardian Officers Ladys Night Mess Dress / Evening Wear Waist Belt Clasp (WBC)

Duke of Wellingtons Regiment Victorian / Edwardian Officers Ladys Night Mess Dress / Evening Wear Waist Belt Clasp (WBC)

An attractive and unusual item of Victorian/Edwardian vintage with facing OSD officer's collar badges. No damage or repairs but missing its belt. For inspiration in this regard, see item listed below. As worn at Levées and regimental balls.


Coll

Code: 59155

25.00 GBP


WW1 The Wounded Stripe official uniform sleeve badge

WW1 The Wounded Stripe official uniform sleeve badge

A scarce original First World War period brass 'Wound Badge', the reverse stamped in relief 'AB ) Prov Pat,7342-17) 40'. Backing plate absent. Good condition, complete with two loop fittings and split pin. Circa 52mm in length.

Authorised for wear by Army Order 249 of August 1916 and this was only issued in this size up to 1922 (discontinued for wear on uniform by Army Order 434 of 1922).

G146.6

Code: 62826

20.00 GBP


Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Decorative Horse Brass

Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Decorative Horse Brass

Some wear to laquer finish otherwise in good condition.
(The yellow at the base is reflection from my light fitting).
Coll

Code: 62813

6.50 GBP


Cold War Stainless Steel Folding Jack Knife Myson Model CC 1286 WD marked and 1955 dated

Cold War Stainless Steel Folding Jack Knife Myson Model CC 1286 WD marked and 1955 dated

Some surface scratches to body and main blade, otherwise in good used condition, recently oiled and fully functional.

This is a genuine British army 1950s vintage folding jack knife.

All metal, stainless steel body:

Blade: Lambfoot
Blade Length: sub 3 inches - 2.75"
Knife Length Closed: 3.75"
Can Opener
Key Ring
Screwdriver tip.

Stamped 1955 MYSON CC.1286 and broad Arrow marks. "OIL THE JOINTS"

Well built and heavy.

Will post to a UK address only and proof of age (18+) required.

Coll

Code: 62119

22.00 GBP


WW2 Home Front - Scarce Air Raid Patrol ARP clasp jack knife - Davenport Cutlery Company (DCC) , dated 1939

WW2 Home Front - Scarce Air Raid Patrol ARP clasp jack knife - Davenport Cutlery Company (DCC) , dated 1939

Uncommon 1939 ARP clasp knife by the Davenport Cutlery Company of Sheffield, rather than the more commonly encountered examples by George Gill & Sons of Sheffield. Single bladed stainless steel bodied clasp knife with marlin spike and lanyard ring. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated to body; Sheffield, England to the base of blade. This pattern ceased to be made in 1939. Blade and spike both lightly patinated and blade has been sharpened at tip. Good overall condition and fully functional.

Sold as a historical collectable only. 18+ only and proof of age may be required if you are unknown to me. Will only post to a UK address.

E45

Code: 59908

85.00 GBP


Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Cloak Cape Badges and Chain Set

Coldstream Guards Other Ranks Cloak Cape Badges and Chain Set

Two cap badge sized stars in die struck brass with four original loops to the reverse of each. The correct seven link brass chain and hook fitting. Small ding to the centre of each star. I remember reading somewhere that the Coldstreamer's QMS would dent the centre of a valise badge taken out of service to prevent it being sold back later to the Regiment by some unscrupulous dealer. I wonder whether these dings are the same as they look quite deliberate, although they do not really detract.

G130.1

Code: 62804

45.00 GBP


WW1 1916 Hudson & Co British Army NCOs White Metal Whistle

WW1 1916 Hudson & Co British Army NCOs White Metal Whistle

A good example of the pattern issued to NCO's. Made by J. Hudson of Birmingham with clear 1916 stamp. Scarcer than the officer's pattern.

On hold - unable to locate

Code: 53514

On Hold


Mid Victorian Antique Large Bone Paper Knife ( Page Turner ) - Attributed to Major Francis Woodley Horne, 7th Hussars, Indian Mutiny Casualty

Mid Victorian Antique Large Bone Paper Knife ( Page Turner ) - Attributed to Major Francis Woodley Horne, 7th Hussars, Indian Mutiny Casualty

Regimental / military 19thCentury ivory paper knife ( incorrectly categorised as a page turner - see url link below which dismisses the concept of a page turner, which is a modern invention of auction sale rooms). Paper knifes were blunt to prevent damage when separating the uncut pages of books, periodicals and newspapers which prior to 1900 often were sold with some or all of their pages uncut. For condition see photos, some wear and minor stain on reverse. Circa 12 inches long.

This ivory paper knife has been neatly monogrammed FWH 7th Hussars. Francis Woodley Horne was promoted a Major in the H.M. 7th Hussars on 14 August 1857. He
served with the Regiment during the Indian Mutiny. He was entitled to Medal and Clasp Lucknow (his medal is in a private collection). He was killed in the Indian Mutiny, in a reckless cavalry charge at the Battle on the River Raptee, 29th Dec 1858.
Sir William Russell, the commanding officer of the 7th, was put in command of a cavalry force sent to pursue Nana Sahib. His force included the 7th, 1st Punjab Cavalry and RHA. The 7th were split into two wings of 2 squadrons each, Major Francis Horne led 3rd and 4th squadrons and Russell led 1st and 2nd. The enemy were forced out of a jungle, pursued over a plain and down to the River Raptee. The RHA were held up by a wide and difficult nullah but the cavalry continued. The rebels crossed by a ford but it was covered by Nana's artillery. Russell and his squadrons had to dash along the river to the next ford, under a heavy fire from enemy guns. Horne's men were already there and the order to charge was given. They galloped into the river but met with great difficulties in the form of submerged rocks, trees and holes in the riverbed. When Russell arrived he tried to halt the charge but many casualties had been sustained including Major Horne who was missing. His body was found later under the trunk of a tree with two dead sowars clasped in his arms. Two other privates of the 7th were found dead in a similar way, indicating how various death struggles had occurred in the treacherous waters. It was here that the wounded Captain Fraser won his VC when he swam out to a sand-bank in the river to rescue Captain Sisted and two others.

There is a memorial commemorating him in St. Andrew's Church, Church Road, Little Berkhamsted, East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire, SG13 8LS.

I will also provide a copy of the summary of his Will.

See here for the history of paper knifes:

https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-mystery-of-the-phantom-page-turner/

Given this is probably made of ivory I am only prepared to post this to a UK address unless there are rules which permit me to post it to destinations outside of the UK. Please email me to discuss.

D78

Code: 59157

145.00 GBP


Blue UN Colour Neckerchief worn by a British Gurkha Officer, with US forces, Seoul,South Korea

Blue UN Colour Neckerchief worn by a British Gurkha Officer, with US forces, Seoul,South Korea

Neckerchief in excellent condition, looks almost like new. The property of Col DR Wood ex 2GR. Together with a white on red embroidered shoulder title on press studs. The Honor Guard drawn from platoons of British or Gurkha battalions stationed in Hong Kong who were detached to US forces in Seoul, South Korea for one month at a time. In VERY good condition.

See also item 62725.

DRW 43

Code: 62673

15.00 GBP


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

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

Possibly a unique find here is a cuir bouilli (boiled leather to make it rigid and hard) musician's pouch, waxed to make the leather glossy. It has the number 69 below a Georgian style crown burnt into the leather (pyrography being the technical term). 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: 61894

175.00 GBP